July 2017

Children's Programming Room

Jul 1

Sat 10:30 am

LEGO Family Fun

For families with kids of all ages, no registration.

Come to the library each Saturday in July and August to build with library LEGOs. Each child will get to have one creation be on display in the Kids’ Department for the next week after it’s built. Stay for just a few minutes, or stay all the way until noon.

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Westwood Public Library

Jul 3

Mon 9:00 am

Teen Summer Reading 2017

For every book you read you:

 Get a free book (along with a small incentive prize), earn an End of Summer Raffle ticket

· (*You can earn an extra raffle ticket by writing a brief book review)

Sign up: at the Reference Desk, or email wwdtab@minlib.net  or call 781-320-1045

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Jul 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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Children's Programming Room

Jul 8

Sat 10:30 am

LEGO Family Fun

For families with kids of all ages, no registration.

Come to the library each Saturday in July and August to build with library LEGOs. Each child will get to have one creation be on display in the Kids’ Department for the next week after it’s built. Stay for just a few minutes, or stay all the way until noon.

Read More

Westwood Public Library

Jul 10

Mon 9:00 am

Teen Summer Reading 2017

For every book you read you:

 Get a free book (along with a small incentive prize), earn an End of Summer Raffle ticket

· (*You can earn an extra raffle ticket by writing a brief book review)

Sign up: at the Reference Desk, or email wwdtab@minlib.net  or call 781-320-1045

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Children's Department

Jul 10

Mon 11:00 am

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump!

Kids ages 2-5 with a caregiver, no registration

. Kids ages 2-5 and their caregiver are invited to come participate in a variety of outdoor activities to build fine and major motor skills. This program will have multiple stations of play where caregivers are encouraged to participate and interact with their youngster.

This program is not one session, but kids are welcome to attend more than one meeting if they wish – some activities will be repeated each meeting. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Jul 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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Jul 11

Tue 10:30 am

Wiggle and Giggle Storytime

For all ages, no registration.

Kids and their caregivers are welcome to come and wiggle and giggle with us as we enjoy music, movement, storytelling, and more! 

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 12

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime!

For all ages, no registration.

Children and their caregiver are welcome to come listen to stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

A short activity will be available for those who wish to stay after storytime. 

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 12

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing

For all ages, no registration.

Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, music, and craft activities!

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 13

Thu 3:00 pm

Picture Book Movies

: For kids of all ages, no registration. Come watch favorite picture books come to life on film! Each week we will show a variety of stories. 

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 13

Thu 6:30 pm

*DIY Terrariums (Grades 3-4)

Grades 3-4, registration required.

Beautify your space! Join us at the library to make your very own terrarium. Relax while creating something amazing. Supplies are limited so sign up today!

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Jul 14

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-24 months and a caregiver. Come enjoy the magic of rhymes and music with your little one! Lizzy will lead everyone in traditional rhymes and music as well as wonderful new favorites! 

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 15

Sat 10:30 am

LEGO Family Fun

For families with kids of all ages, no registration.

Come to the library each Saturday in July and August to build with library LEGOs. Each child will get to have one creation be on display in the Kids’ Department for the next week after it’s built. Stay for just a few minutes, or stay all the way until noon.

Read More

Westwood Public Library

Jul 17

Mon 9:00 am

Teen Summer Reading 2017

For every book you read you:

 Get a free book (along with a small incentive prize), earn an End of Summer Raffle ticket

· (*You can earn an extra raffle ticket by writing a brief book review)

Sign up: at the Reference Desk, or email wwdtab@minlib.net  or call 781-320-1045

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Jul 17

Mon 10:30 am

Summer Sing-Along

For kids of all ages, no registration.

Come celebrate summer with your librarians! We will sing songs, share in rhymes and movement activities together, and maybe even a story or two!

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Jul 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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Jul 17

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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Jul 18

Tue 10:30 am

Wiggle and Giggle Storytime

For all ages, no registration.

Kids and their caregivers are welcome to come and wiggle and giggle with us as we enjoy music, movement, storytelling, and more! 

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 19

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime!

For all ages, no registration.

Children and their caregiver are welcome to come listen to stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

A short activity will be available for those who wish to stay after storytime. 

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 19

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing

For all ages, no registration.

Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, music, and craft activities!

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Jul 19

Wed 6:00 pm

Book to Movie Club

Kids will read the book prior to meeting and then have a short discussion of each book before watching the movie together. This program is geared for independent readers who are old enough to enjoy reading both the book and watching the movie. Movie ratings are listed below and parents are encouraged to decide the appropriateness of each title for their child.

            Select Wednesdays @ 6 PM

            June 28th: Beezus and Ramona by Beverley Clearly,

                                    Ramona and Beezus (2010, Rated G)

            July 19th: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine,

                                    Ella Enchanted (2004, Rated PG)

            August 23th:  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins,

                                                The Hunger Games (2012, Rated PG-13)

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 20

Thu 3:00 pm

Picture Book Movies

: For kids of all ages, no registration. Come watch favorite picture books come to life on film! Each week we will show a variety of stories. 

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Jul 20

Thu 6:30 pm

Rolie Polie Guacamole (LIVE MUSIC!)

For kids of all ages & their families, no registration needed.

Rolie Polie Guacamole is straight out of New York and will be up to rock your socks off at the library! Get ready to listen to some great tunes and dance to the beat (or to your own). 

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Jul 21

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-24 months and a caregiver. Come enjoy the magic of rhymes and music with your little one! Lizzy will lead everyone in traditional rhymes and music as well as wonderful new favorites! 

Read More

Children's Programming Room

Jul 22

Sat 10:30 am

LEGO Family Fun

For families with kids of all ages, no registration.

Come to the library each Saturday in July and August to build with library LEGOs. Each child will get to have one creation be on display in the Kids’ Department for the next week after it’s built. Stay for just a few minutes, or stay all the way until noon.

Read More

Westwood Public Library

Jul 24

Mon 9:00 am

Teen Summer Reading 2017

For every book you read you:

 Get a free book (along with a small incentive prize), earn an End of Summer Raffle ticket

· (*You can earn an extra raffle ticket by writing a brief book review)

Sign up: at the Reference Desk, or email wwdtab@minlib.net  or call 781-320-1045

Read More

Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Jul 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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Jul 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.

Read More

Jul 25

Tue 10:30 am

Wiggle and Giggle Storytime

For all ages, no registration.

Kids and their caregivers are welcome to come and wiggle and giggle with us as we enjoy music, movement, storytelling, and more! 

Read More

Jul 25

Tue 5:30 pm

Drive-In Movie

For kids and their families, no registration required – but first come, first serve for one of 50 “cars.”

Kids are welcomed to come decorate their own (cardboard) car and then stay for a “drive-in” screening of Cars on the big screen! 

Decorating cars will begin at 5:30 PM

              Movie will begin at 6 PM

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 26

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime!

For all ages, no registration.

Children and their caregiver are welcome to come listen to stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

A short activity will be available for those who wish to stay after storytime. 

Read More

Children's Programming Room

Jul 26

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing

For all ages, no registration.

Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, music, and craft activities!

Read More

Children's Programming Room

Jul 27

Thu 3:00 pm

Picture Book Movies

: For kids of all ages, no registration. Come watch favorite picture books come to life on film! Each week we will show a variety of stories. 

Read More

Jul 28

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-24 months and a caregiver. Come enjoy the magic of rhymes and music with your little one! Lizzy will lead everyone in traditional rhymes and music as well as wonderful new favorites! 

Read More

Jul 28

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club

Join our book discussion group on Friday mornings! No sign-up necessary - read the book, join the conversation! We are looking for members, please join us! Books will be available at Main Library at the Circulation Desk and at the Islington Branch Library.
Friday, July 28, 2017:  The Invention of Wings / Sue Monk Kidd
Friday, August 25, 2017:  Lilac Girls / Martha Hall Kelly
Friday, September 29th:  Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady / Susan Quinn
Friday, October 27th: Laughing all the Way to the Mosque / Zarqa Nawaz
Friday, November 17th: Our Souls at Night /Kent Haruf
Friday, December 15th:  Holiday Yankee Book Swap

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Children's Programming Room

Jul 29

Sat 10:30 am

LEGO Family Fun

For families with kids of all ages, no registration.

Come to the library each Saturday in July and August to build with library LEGOs. Each child will get to have one creation be on display in the Kids’ Department for the next week after it’s built. Stay for just a few minutes, or stay all the way until noon.

Read More

Westwood Public Library

Jul 31

Mon 9:00 am

Teen Summer Reading 2017

For every book you read you:

 Get a free book (along with a small incentive prize), earn an End of Summer Raffle ticket

· (*You can earn an extra raffle ticket by writing a brief book review)

Sign up: at the Reference Desk, or email wwdtab@minlib.net  or call 781-320-1045

Read More

Jul 31

Mon 2:00 pm

Science Tellers—Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!

For children ages 5 & up, no registration required.

Science Tellers are back! Ahoy! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could building a pirate ship possibly take?! Come join us for this interactive, participatory, science-based adventure!

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Jul 31

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

Jul 31

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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Jul 31

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.

Read More