July 2018

Jul 2

Mon 10:30 am

Monday Crafts

All ages. Children are welcome to come make a craft at this drop in craft station. Each Monday there will be a different themed craft. Crafts will be available on first come, first served basis while supplies last.

                                    Mondays, July 2nd- August 13th @ 10:30 AM

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jul 2

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Jul 5

Thu 3:00 pm

Weekly Summer Movies

Libraries Rock! Free movie showings (with a music theme) every Thursday at 3:00 PM! 

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Main Library

Jul 7

Sat 10:00 am

Family Fun and Games

Families with young children are invited to come for drop-in activities, games and more! Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Kids in grades K-3 must be accompanied by an adult.

                                    Saturdays, July 7th – August 18th @ 10AM-1PM

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Jul 9

Mon 10:30 am

Monday Crafts

All ages. Children are welcome to come make a craft at this drop in craft station. Each Monday there will be a different themed craft. Crafts will be available on first come, first served basis while supplies last.

                                    Mondays, July 2nd- August 13th @ 10:30 AM

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jul 9

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Jul 11

Wed 1:00 pm

Library LEGO @ Main Library

Ages 5 and up with parent/caregiver. Kids are welcome to come build with library Legos during this drop in explorative play program.

                                    Wednesdays, July 11-August 15th @ 1PM-3PM                

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Main Library

Jul 11

Wed 6:00 pm

Mary Poppins Interactive Movie Experience (Registration Required)

For all ages. Join us for a night of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fun as we sing, play, and “step in time” through this family favorite. Each participant will receive a goody bag of props and other necessities to participate in each song. Get ready to sing along and laugh a lot! Bring a blanket or beach towel, and if you so desire snacks and covered drinks. Forewarning: There will definitely be spoons full of sugar wink

                 Wednesday, July 11, 6PM                           *Registration Required: Call 781-320-1042 to register

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Main Library

Jul 12

Thu 3:00 pm

Weekly Summer Movies

Libraries Rock! Free movie showings (with a music theme) every Thursday at 3:00 PM! 

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Main Library

Jul 12

Thu 4:00 pm

Dinoman Dinosaurs! (K and up)

For K and up. With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all ages. Learn all about dinosaurs and see GIANT inflatable Dinosaurs at the library!

               Thursday, July 12th  @ 4:00 PM

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Main Library

Jul 12

Thu 7:00 pm

Author Talk: Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin

Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin will discuss their book, Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life.

“A fresh and perceptive analysis of Roosevelt’s contributions to literature.”—Kirkus Reviews

Understanding Theodore Roosevelt through his writings

Of all the many biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, none has presented the twenty-sixth president as he saw himself: as a man of letters. This fascinating account traces Roosevelt’s lifelong engagement with books and discusses his writings from childhood journals to his final editorial, finished just hours before his death. His most famous book, The Rough Riders—part memoir, part war adventure—barely begins to suggest the dynamism of his literary output. Roosevelt read widely and deeply, and worked tirelessly on his writing. Along with speeches, essays, reviews, and letters, he wrote history, autobiography, and tales of exploration and discovery. In this thoroughly original biography, Roosevelt is revealed at his most vulnerable—and his most human.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. All are welcome!

THOMAS BAILEY is professor emeritus of English and environmental studies at Western Michigan University. KATHERINE JOSLIN is the author of Jane Addams, A Writer’s Life and Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion, winner of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

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Jul 13

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-18 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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Main Library

Jul 13

Fri 1:00 pm

Kindness Rocks (Activity for ages 5 and up)

Ages 5 and up. Paint beautiful rocks that will spread kindness to all who see them! Paint one to take home or to leave at a special place around town to bring joy to the community.

                                    Friday, July 13th @ 1:00-4:00 PM

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Main Library

Jul 14

Sat 10:00 am

Family Fun and Games

Families with young children are invited to come for drop-in activities, games and more! Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Kids in grades K-3 must be accompanied by an adult.

                                    Saturdays, July 7th – August 18th @ 10AM-1PM

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Jul 16

Mon 10:30 am

Monday Crafts

All ages. Children are welcome to come make a craft at this drop in craft station. Each Monday there will be a different themed craft. Crafts will be available on first come, first served basis while supplies last.

                                    Mondays, July 2nd- August 13th @ 10:30 AM

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jul 16

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Jul 18

Wed 1:00 pm

Library LEGO @ Main Library

Ages 5 and up with parent/caregiver. Kids are welcome to come build with library Legos during this drop in explorative play program.

                                    Wednesdays, July 11-August 15th @ 1PM-3PM                

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Main Library

Jul 19

Thu 1:30 pm

Hands on Drumming (Families of all ages)

All Ages. Join us for a drumming circle with Craig Norton from Hands on Drumming. No experience necessary, all ages are welcome!

                                    Thursday July 19th @ 1:30 PM

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Main Library

Jul 19

Thu 3:00 pm

Weekly Summer Movies

Libraries Rock! Free movie showings (with a music theme) every Thursday at 3:00 PM! 

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Main Library

Jul 19

Thu 6:30 pm

Miss Money and the Coins: Interactive Family Musical event

Ms Money and the Coins is an interactive family musical developed by Blue Hills Bank that teaches families about financial literacy. Children learn concepts related to saving and spending money in a fun, memorable and age appropriate way! 

All Westwood Residents ages 5-8 are welcome!

 

Sponsored by Westwood Early Childhood 

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Jul 20

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-18 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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Main Library

Jul 21

Sat 10:00 am

Family Fun and Games

Families with young children are invited to come for drop-in activities, games and more! Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Kids in grades K-3 must be accompanied by an adult.

                                    Saturdays, July 7th – August 18th @ 10AM-1PM

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Jul 23

Mon 10:30 am

Monday Crafts

All ages. Children are welcome to come make a craft at this drop in craft station. Each Monday there will be a different themed craft. Crafts will be available on first come, first served basis while supplies last.

                                    Mondays, July 2nd- August 13th @ 10:30 AM

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jul 23

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Jul 25

Wed 1:00 pm

Library LEGO @ Main Library

Ages 5 and up with parent/caregiver. Kids are welcome to come build with library Legos during this drop in explorative play program.

                                    Wednesdays, July 11-August 15th @ 1PM-3PM                

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Main Library

Jul 26

Thu 3:00 pm

Weekly Summer Movies

Libraries Rock! Free movie showings (with a music theme) every Thursday at 3:00 PM! 

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Jul 27

Fri 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

For babies 0-18 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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Main Library

Jul 27

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club

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 mriportella@minlib.net 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

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Main Library

Jul 28

Sat 10:00 am

Family Fun and Games

Families with young children are invited to come for drop-in activities, games and more! Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Kids in grades K-3 must be accompanied by an adult.

                                    Saturdays, July 7th – August 18th @ 10AM-1PM

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Jul 30

Mon 10:30 am

Monday Crafts

All ages. Children are welcome to come make a craft at this drop in craft station. Each Monday there will be a different themed craft. Crafts will be available on first come, first served basis while supplies last.

                                    Mondays, July 2nd- August 13th @ 10:30 AM

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jul 30

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Jul 31

Tue 1:30 pm

Music Makers

For ages 3 and up with parent/caregiver. Join us as we create musical instruments such as shakers, tissue box guitars, drums and more with upcycled materials and then have a musical jam session!

                             Tuesday, July 31st, @ 1:30 PM

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