May 2017

Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

May 1

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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May 1

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

May 1

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, and May 1st @ 10:30am

Registration Required. Call 781-320-1042

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May 2

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

May 2

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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May 3

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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May 3

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

May 4

Thu 4:00 pm

Teddy Bear Check-Up (all ages)

Come join us for a stuffed animal storytime! We will read stories, learn about staying healthy and the importance of visiting the doctor. A special visitor from PhysicianOne Urgent Care will be here to give your special fluff-filled friend a check-up. 

All ages, no registration necessary.

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Main Library, Community Room

May 4

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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May 5

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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May 5

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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May 8

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

May 8

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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May 9

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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May 10

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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May 10

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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May 10

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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Community Room

May 10

Wed 7:00 pm

Author Event and Book Signing:  Dawn Tripp presents Georgia: a novel of Georgia O’Keeffe

The Friends of the Westwood Public Library present Author Dawn Tripp and her book, Georgia:  A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe.

  • A National Bestseller
  • Finalist for the New England Book Award
  • Indie Next Pick, American Booksellers Assoc.
  • USA Today’s #1 “New & Noteworthy” Book


Dawn Tripp’s fourth novel, Georgia, is a national bestseller and finalist for the New England Book Award. Dawn Tripp’s Georgia brings O’Keeffe vividly to life in a riveting story about her years with Alfred Stieglitz in New York and the impact of their relationship on her life, her vision, and her art — the story of how Georgia the girl became Georgia O’Keeffe, master painter and American icon.

The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Westwood Library will follow the presentation.

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Main Library

May 11

Thu 7:00 pm

Ancestry.com with Michael Brophy

Ancestry Library Edition is the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. Answers await everyone-whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian-inside the more than 7,000 available databases and billions of records. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps and more. Come explore records in this lecture with examples from famous historic figures and common folk. All are welcome!

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May 12

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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May 12

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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May 16

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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May 17

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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May 17

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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May 19

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, Confernece Room

May 19

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.

Friday, April 28, 2017: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi    

Friday, May 19, 2017:  The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.

Friday, June 30, 2017: Olive Kitterage by Elizabeth Strout

Friday, July 28, 2017:  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Friday, August 25, 2017:  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Friday, September 29, 2017:  Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn

Friday, October 27, 2017: Laughing all the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz

Friday, November 17, 2017: Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

Friday, December 15, 2017:  Holiday Yankee Book Swap

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May 19

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

May 22

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

May 22

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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May 23

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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May 24

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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May 24

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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May 24

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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Community Meeting Room

May 25

Thu 7:00 pm

Demystifying College Admissions

Join estimed author Terry Greene Clark to learn about the college application process, the redesigned SAT, college athletics, financial aid and much more!

FREE EVENT! Open to teens and their parents.

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May 26

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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May 26

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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