August 2017

Aug 1

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

Aug 2

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

Aug 2

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

Aug 3

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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Aug 4

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

Aug 5

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

Aug 7

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

Aug 7

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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Aug 8

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

Aug 9

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

Aug 9

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

Aug 10

Thu 1:00 pm

Toy Car Wash!

For kids of all ages, no registration.

All young motorists are welcomed to come wash, wax, shine, and detail their favorite toy vehicle at the library. Hand washing supplies will be provided as not to chip the paint of your favorite whip. We ask caregivers to stay and participate in this hands-on program in order to help enrich the experience for the child. 

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Children's Programming Room

Aug 10

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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Aug 11

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

Aug 12

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

Aug 14

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

Aug 14

Mon 3:00 pm

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

Aug 14

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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Aug 15

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

Children's Programming Room

Aug 16

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

Aug 16

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

Aug 17

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

Aug 17

Thu 6:30 pm

*DIY Terrariums (Grades 5-6)

Grades 5-6, 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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Aug 18

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

Aug 19

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

Aug 21

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

Aug 21

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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Aug 23

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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Main Library

Aug 24

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Discussion for August US. Foreign Policy and Petroleum.  Contact reference, 781-320-1045 for information.

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Aug 25

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club


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, 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

Aug 26

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

Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Aug 28

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

Aug 28

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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