April 2017

Main Library

Apr 2

Sun 2:00 pm

Poetry Reading: Lynne Viti & Heather Bryant

Celebrate National Poetry Month by listening to local poets Lynne Viti and Heather Bryant read from their recent publications. Viti's first collection of poems, Baltimore Girls was recently released by Finishing Line Press. She is a senior lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. Heather Bryant is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. My Wedding Dress is Bryant's new poetry collection.

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Apr 3

Mon 4:00 pm

Sensory Storytime

For children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental delays and a parent/caregiver (siblings are also welcome!). We will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together in this sensory-friendly storytime. This 20-minute storytime will feature a visual schedule, hello & goodbye songs accompanied by American Sign Language, and a sensory-friendly activity at the end – perfect for group or parallel play. This is a drop-in program, and new storytime-goers are always welcome. For more information about Sensory Storytime, please feel free to contact Hannah at hgavalis@minlib.net. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Apr 3

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Apr 3

Mon 7:00 pm

TEEN KNITTING

Teens, join us Monday nights to knit hats and blankets for Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  All Supplies will be provided.

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Children's Department, Main Library

Apr 3

Mon 10:30 pm

Mindfulness for Mamas

For moms and babies 0-6 (Pre-crawlers)

Being a mom can be overwhelming and stressful but take a deep breath, relax, and renew at the library this spring!

Join Jane Signh, local Health Coach and Meditation Guide as she gives moms the tools of mindfulness and meditation to create inner peace, calm, and renewed energy. Bring your snuggly baby to this positive and supportive environment as we spend a little time on you.

            Mondays, April 3rd, 10th, 23rd @ 10:30am

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Apr 4

Tue 10:30 am

Little Listeners Storytime (Registration Required)

For children ages 3-5. Children ages 3-5 & their parent/caregiver will hear stories, songs, rhymes, watch short films, and make a craft.

*Registration required

Email and online registration is not considered complete until the Kids' Department emails you back to confirm

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Children's Programming Room

Apr 4

Tue 6:30 pm

Mother/Daughter Book Club

For girls in grades 3 -5 and a female adult. Share your enthusiasm for reading with other book lovers and join us for lively discussion, a game of Pictionary, snacks, and fun! Check the library website for a listing of the book to be read. Books will be available at the Kids’ Department ASK! Desk the month before. Interested in coming? Please email Lizzy at ehmcgovern@minlib.net to let her know you’re coming and to receive scheduling updates.

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Apr 5

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime

For children of all ages & a parent/caregiver. Children and their families are welcomed to come listen to books and participate in rhymes and songs together. This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is necessary.   

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Apr 5

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing Storytime

For children of all ages and a parent/caregiver. Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, stories, and craft activities! This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is required.

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Main Library

Apr 5

Wed 7:00 pm

JFK: A Three Part Series with Dr. Gary Hylander

Professor Gary Hylander will present a seriesof historical lectures about John F. Kennedy to celebrate the centennial anniversary of his birth. A professor of history at Framingham State University, Hylander earned his Ph.D.from Boston College and specializes as a presidential historian. He is a frequent presenter and is often featured as a commentator on local cable news and radio. No registration is required and all are welcome! Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. Feel free to attend any and all of these lectures!

February 1: The Bay of Pigs

March 1: The Cuban Missile Crisis

April 5: Civil Rights & JFK's Legacy

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Main Library, Community Room

Apr 6

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions with Tina McCusker

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in the library’s Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Registration is open- please call 781-320-1045 to register!

Join us on Thursdays at 7:00 PM on the following dates:

2/9/17- Topic: The Future of Europe

3/9/17- Topic: Trade and Politics

4/6/17- Topic: Conflict in the South China Sea

5/4/17- Topic: Saudi Arabia in Transition


This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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Apr 7

Fri 10:30 am

Babies & Books Storytime

Babies (ages birth – 24 months) and their parent/caregiver are welcomed to this fun, low-pressure, lap-sit storytime. We will listen to very short stories, learn new songs and rhymes together. We will have 20 minutes of storytime, followed by some time for babies to play & parents/caregivers to talk. New storytime-goers are ALWAYS welcome, as are older siblings! This is a drop in storytime and no registration is required.

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Main Library

Apr 7

Fri 10:30 am

Molly & Helen’s Fresh Picks

Molly and Helen are back for another round of book picks! Come prepared to get a list of books, new and old, to read while you wait for your garden to bloom. No registration is required and all are welcome!

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Apr 7

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Apr 10

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Apr 10

Mon 7:00 pm

TEEN KNITTING

Teens, join us Monday nights to knit hats and blankets for Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  All Supplies will be provided.

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Children's Department, Main Library

Apr 10

Mon 10:30 pm

Mindfulness for Mamas

For moms and babies 0-6 (Pre-crawlers)

Being a mom can be overwhelming and stressful but take a deep breath, relax, and renew at the library this spring!

Join Jane Signh, local Health Coach and Meditation Guide as she gives moms the tools of mindfulness and meditation to create inner peace, calm, and renewed energy. Bring your snuggly baby to this positive and supportive environment as we spend a little time on you.

            Mondays, April 3rd, 10th, 23rd @ 10:30am

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Apr 11

Tue 10:30 am

Little Listeners Storytime (Registration Required)

For children ages 3-5. Children ages 3-5 & their parent/caregiver will hear stories, songs, rhymes, watch short films, and make a craft.

*Registration required

Email and online registration is not considered complete until the Kids' Department emails you back to confirm

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Apr 12

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime

For children of all ages & a parent/caregiver. Children and their families are welcomed to come listen to books and participate in rhymes and songs together. This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is necessary.   

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Apr 12

Wed 1:30 pm

Just for Fun Teen Book Group

For tweens and teens in grades 5 – 8. Take a break from the stresses of class and read a book just for fun! We will do some fun activities, chat about the book, & have some yummy snacks! More information about book selections will be available online, at the Children’s ASK! Desk or in the Teen Room.     

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Apr 12

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing Storytime

For children of all ages and a parent/caregiver. Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, stories, and craft activities! This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is required.

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Apr 14

Fri 10:30 am

Babies & Books Storytime

Babies (ages birth – 24 months) and their parent/caregiver are welcomed to this fun, low-pressure, lap-sit storytime. We will listen to very short stories, learn new songs and rhymes together. We will have 20 minutes of storytime, followed by some time for babies to play & parents/caregivers to talk. New storytime-goers are ALWAYS welcome, as are older siblings! This is a drop in storytime and no registration is required.

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Apr 14

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Apr 17

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Apr 19

Wed 7:00 pm

Open Mic Night @ Westwood Library

Come prepared to read an original work, or one of your favorite poems. All ages are invited to partipicate in this low-key open mic night. Registration is required- please call 781-320-1045 to sign-up!

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Apr 21

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Apr 24

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Apr 24

Mon 6:30 pm

Westwood Library Quilters

Bring your hand or machine quilting projects to work on in the friendly company of other local quilters. Show and tell is encouraged! An iron, ironing pad, cutting mat, and cutting tools will be available. No registration required.

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Apr 24

Mon 7:00 pm

TEEN KNITTING

Teens, join us Monday nights to knit hats and blankets for Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  All Supplies will be provided.

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Children's Department, Main Library

Apr 24

Mon 10:30 pm

Mindfulness for Mamas

For moms and babies 0-6 (Pre-crawlers)

Being a mom can be overwhelming and stressful but take a deep breath, relax, and renew at the library this spring!

Join Jane Signh, local Health Coach and Meditation Guide as she gives moms the tools of mindfulness and meditation to create inner peace, calm, and renewed energy. Bring your snuggly baby to this positive and supportive environment as we spend a little time on you.

            Mondays, April 3rd, 10th, 23rd @ 10:30am

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Author Talk: Rabbi Emeritus Henry A. Zoob

For many readers of the Bible, there are two major obstacles to the enjoyment of scripture: comprehension and relevancy. In A Lifetime of Genesis, Rabbi Zoob seeks to help the reader overcome these obstacles. In clear, logical prose, Rabbi Zoob explains the course of the Covenant of Abraham in Genesis and how each major player- Abraham,Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah—has an impact on the development and continuity of the Covenant of Abraham. He solves the relevancy problem by sharing stories from his life that are connected to the patriarchal and matriarchal events and themes in each previous chapter. Rabbi Zoob hopes that his use of this midrashic process to discover personal insights will encourage the reader to do the same Rabbi Zoob served as the rabbi of Temple Beth David of Westwood for thirty-six years. He became the temple’s Rabbi Emeritus in July 2006. This program is generously sponsered by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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Apr 26

Wed 7:00 pm

BULLET JOURNALING

Teens will create and design a journal.  Each month the group will come together and listen to writing/art prompts.  Supplies and snacks will be provided.

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Main Library, Confernece Room

Apr 28

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Discussion

A monthly book group held in the Main Library Conference Room once a month on Friday mornings at 10:30 AM. No registration required and all are welcome!  Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk- just ask for the Friday Morning Book Club title.

January's title Rebecca by Daphne De Maurier

February's title The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg

March's title The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald

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Apr 28

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

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Children's Programming Room

Apr 29

Sat 10:30 am

Saturday Storytime

For children of all ages & their families. Come enjoy listening to stories, songs, rhymes, and more at this fun, Saturday-morning storytime! Perfect for working parents! New storytime-goers are always welcome! This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is needed.

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