March 2018 / Adult
Sat 2:00 pm
The orchestra, led by Regina Delaney will play and sing traditional Irish and Scottish music arranged with expertise that reflects their unique musical journey. Regina and members of the orchestra will share the magic and legend of the harp, performing a variety of celtic music, and will also have a "harp petting zoo" at the conclusion of the musical program, so that individuals can try their own hand at creating the mystical magical sounds that only a harp can produce. This event is all ages- fun for the whole family! No registration required. This program is generously sponsored by The Westwood Women's Club and the Westwood Cultural Council.
Chiara Bistro, Westwood
Tue 7:00 pm
You’re never too old for YA!
Join like-minded adults to discuss these fine specimens of Young Adult literature! We’ll have laughs, we’ll have tears, we’ll enjoy all the delicious angst without ever having to step inside a high school.
Please join us for an excellent literary time!
Main Library, 2nd Floor
Thu 1:00 pm
Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Spring Book Sale!
The shelves are overflowing with hundreds of wonderful titles. Favorite categories include biographies, business, cookbooks, diet-health-fitness, and history. Not to mention lots and lots of new fiction, bestsellers and classic novels. Your children will find many treasures among the children and teen literature. There will be something for the whole family and don't forget...books make great gifts!
Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.
Thu 7:00 pm
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading an article about a particular global issue, watching the DVD & meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Copies of articles are available at both the Main Library & the Islington Branch. Please call 781-320-1045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday, February 15- The Waning of Pax Americana
Thursday, March 22- Russia’s Foreign Policy
Thursday, April 19- China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation
Thursday, May 17- Media and foreign policy
Thursday, June 7- Turkey: a partner in crisis
Fri 10:30 am
Join us for a monthly book discussion! No registration is required. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library and the Islington Branch Library. Call 781-320-1045 or email Molly at email@example.com with questions.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018: Wonder by RJ Palacio
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
Friday, May 18, 2018: Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
Friday, June 22, 2018: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
Friday, July 27, 2018: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Friday, Aug. 24, 2018: Hillbilly Elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance.
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018: Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018: News of the World by Paulette Jules
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018: Yankee Book Swap
Wed 7:00 pm
A broad overview of Irish genealogy is presented with all three major religious groups will be presented: Catholic, Presbyterian and Anglican. The lecture will start with the central event in the history of Irish genealogy, the destruction of the Public records Office in Dublin on June 30, 1922. As a result unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be discussed. Vital records, immigration documentation, and unique resources will be presented. Examples are used to emphasize key principals and record holdings such as the lineage of notable Irish-American Grace Kelly. The overall goal of the lecture is to give attendees a practical guide to finding the origins of their Irish ancestors in a broad overview lecture. For beginners.