September 2017

Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Sep 4

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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Sep 5

Tue 10:30 am

Wiggle & Giggle Storytime

For all ages, no registration. Kids and their caregivers are welcome to come wiggle and giggle with us as we enjoy music, movement, storytelling, and more! 

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Sep 6

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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Sep 6

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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Sep 8

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-24 months and a caregiver, no registration. 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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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Sep 11

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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Sep 11

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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Sep 12

Tue 10:30 am

Wiggle & Giggle Storytime

For all ages, no registration. Kids and their caregivers are welcome to come wiggle and giggle with us as we enjoy music, movement, storytelling, and more! 

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Sep 12

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 a lively discussion, a game of Pictionary, snacks, and fun!  Books will be available at the Children’s Department. Email Lizzy at ehmcgovern@minlib.net for more information.

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Sep 13

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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Kids' Department Programming Room

Sep 13

Wed 1:30 pm

Half-Wednesday Hangtime

Kids in grades K – 8, no registration. Kids are invited to come for drop-in crafts, activities, games and more! Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Kids in grades K-3 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Sep 13

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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Sep 14

Thu 7:00 pm

Author Talk: Jennifer Lin and Shanghai Faithful

Within the next decade, China could be home to more Christians than any country in the world. Through the 150-year saga of a single family, this book vividly dramatizes the remarkable religious evolution of the world’s most populous nation.

Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir & a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. Five generations of the Lin family—buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife—bring to life an epoch that is still unfolding. With its sweep of history and the intimacy of long-hidden family stories, Shanghai Faithful offers a fresh look at Christianity in China—past, present, and future.

Jennifer Lin is an award-winning journalist & former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. All are welcome!
Main Library: Thursday, September 14 @ 7:00 PM

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Sep 15

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-24 months and a caregiver, no registration. 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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Sep 16

Sat 10:30 am

Saturday Storytime

All ages, no registration. Kids and their parents/caregivers are welcome to come hear stories, rhymes, and songs! 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Sep 18

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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Sep 18

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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Sep 19

Tue 10:30 am

Wiggle & Giggle Storytime

For all ages, no registration. Kids and their caregivers are welcome to come wiggle and giggle with us as we enjoy music, movement, storytelling, and more! 

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Sep 20

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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Sep 20

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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Community Room

Sep 20

Wed 6:00 pm

The Essentials of Estate Planning with Michael Graff

The Essentials of Estate Planning is a 90 minute course offering information for those concerned about proper estate planning, reducing estate taxes, and ensuring that their wishes are carried out as desired. This course will help take the confusion out of estate planning and empower you to design a plan to protect you, your loved ones, and assets.  Learn how to define your objectives and prepare your estate plan.

Course outline:

Understanding probate
Importance of wills, living wills, health care proxy, power of attorney
If a trust is needed
How to keep your estate private
Most common estate planning traps and how to avoid them
Estate planning tax tips and strategies
Protecting certain assets from spend down 

Offered by the American Financial Education Alliance, an IRS approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  AFEA's mission is to empower people to take control of their finances by providing adult financial education programs in local communities throughout the country.

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Sep 21

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Discussion for September Latin America's Political Pendulum.  Contact reference, 781-320-1045 for information.

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Sep 22

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-24 months and a caregiver, no registration. 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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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Sep 25

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

Sep 25

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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Sep 26

Tue 10:30 am

Wiggle & Giggle Storytime

For all ages, no registration. Kids and their caregivers are welcome to come wiggle and giggle with us as we enjoy music, movement, storytelling, and more! 

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Sep 26

Tue 7:00 pm

Author Talk: Ted Reinstein and New England’s General Stores

Author Talk: Ted Reinstein and New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic:  The general store is as old as America itself.  It conjures a country-like place where kids come in to buy penny candy, and adults to buy everything from fresh vegetables to four-penny nails. It was a place to pick up mail, the newspaper, and perhaps tarry a bit on a chilly morning to chat over a cup of coffee and a warm wood stove.

In profiling the colorful stories of some of New England’s most iconic general stores, the long, ongoing story of this remarkable region itself comes to life. All are welcome to this lively talk!
Reinstein has been a reporter for Boston’s WCVB-TV’s “Chronicle" since 1995. Copies of this and Reinstein's other books will be available for purchase. No registration is required and all are welcome.
Main Library: Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:00 PM

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Sep 27

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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Sep 27

Wed 1:30 pm

Just for Fun Book Club

For kids in grades 6 - 8, no registration. Take a break from homework and join Lizzy to talk about books and enjoy snacks! Books will be available at the library.  Have a question? Email Lizzy at ehmcgovern@minlib.net for more information. 

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Sep 27

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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Sep 27

Wed 7:00 pm

Marjorie Feld, PhD presents Lillian Wald

Marjorie Feld, PhD presents Lillian Wald: Professor Feld will speak about Lillian Wald, American nurse, humanitarian and author. Feld's first book, Lillian Wald: A Biography, published in 2008 by University of North Carolina Press, won the Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society. Lillian Wald was known for contributions to human rights and was the founder of American community nursing. She also founded the Henry Street Settlement in NYC and was an early advocate to have nurses in public schools. All are welcome!
Main Library: Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 7:00 PM

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Sep 28

Thu 7:00 pm

Mystery Making:  how they do it, or plotting without a net with 4 mystery writers

Mystery Making at the Westwood Public Library featuring 4 stellar authors who create mysteries in four different  genres:  thriller, suspense, traditional and cozy will turn suggestions from the audience into stories!

Authors include: Hank Phillippi Ryan; Elisabeth Elo; Sheila Connolly and Clea Simon

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with LSTA grant funding administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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Sep 29

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-24 months and a caregiver, no registration. 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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Sep 29

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, 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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