August 2018

Main Library

Aug 1

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

Aug 2

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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Aug 3

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

Aug 4

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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Aug 6

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, Community Room

Aug 6

Mon 7:00 pm

An Evening with Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg, the New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv and numerous other books, will be at Westwood Library on August 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Books, provided by Haley Booksellers, will be available for purchase and signing.  All are welcome, but arrive early for seats!

This event is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Main Library

Aug 8

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

Aug 8

Wed 6:15 pm

Rolie Polie Guacamolie Concert

Families with young children ages 2 and up. 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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Main Library

Aug 9

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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Aug 10

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

Aug 10

Fri 1:00 pm

Pet Rocks (craft activity for ages 5 and up)

Ages 5 and up. Ever wanted your very own special pet to take home and love? Come to the library to paint a rock and see it magically transform into a pet!

                                    Friday, August 10th @ 1:00- 4:00 PM

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Main Library

Aug 11

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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Aug 13

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

Aug 14

Tue 5:00 pm

My Neighbor Totoro Movie and Craft

Ages 3 and up. Join us for a fun, creative evening as we watch My Neighbor Totoro while enjoying Japanese snacks and popcorn. After the movie, stick around to make your own Totoros to take home.

                                    Tuesday, August 14th @ 5:00-7:30 PM

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Main Library

Aug 15

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

Aug 16

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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Aug 17

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

Aug 18

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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Main Library

Aug 20

Mon 10:30 am

Summer Sing Along

For young children, 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!

                                    Monday, August 20th @ 10:30 AM

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Islington Branch

Aug 23

Thu 9:30 am

Jeannie Mack-Summer Songfest

Calling all 2-6 year olds! Come and enjoy Jeannie Mack's "Summer Songfest" program.  Have fun singing, clapping, dancing, and acting out stories with your hands and fingers.  Celebrate summer with songs about waves, sea creatures, ice cream cones, bikes, swimming, and lots more!

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Main Library

Aug 23

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

Aug 24

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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