Conference Room, Main Library

Sep 18

Wed 10:30 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Join the ranks of Mah Jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed.

By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, and playing a round. Space is limited and registration is required. To sign-up, stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Main Library, visit our website, or call 781-320-1045. This workshop is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Main Library

Sep 20

Fri 4:00 pm

Books and Bites Book Club (Registration Required)

For kids in 2nd and 3rd grade. Who loves books?! Who loves snacks?! Who loves book-themed snacks?!  Each month 2nd and 3rd graders will read a chosen book and participate in discussion, activities, and themed snacks when possible. Email Kristy @ Kpasquariello@minlib.net for more info.    

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Sep 23

Mon 5:30 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor for assistance with anything technology related. No appointment is necessary.

Tech help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email Molly Riportella at mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Sep 24

Tue 7:00 pm

YA for Adults Book Club

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! 

Email Lizzy if you plan on attending or for more information @ ehmcgovern@minlib.net

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Conference Room, Main Library

Sep 25

Wed 10:30 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Join the ranks of Mah Jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed.

By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, and playing a round. Space is limited and registration is required. To sign-up, stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Main Library, visit our website, or call 781-320-1045. This workshop is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Main Library, Community Room

Sep 25

Wed 7:00 pm

Author Talk & Book Signing: B.A. Shapiro

B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, & Shattered Echoes. Shapiro will discuss her newest novel, The Collector's Apprentice. Books, provided by Haley Booksellers, will be available for purchase.  This event is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Westwood Public Library. All are welcome!

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Sep 28

Sat 10:30 am

Read to a Dog

Kids in grades K-4 can sign up for a 15-minute "appointment" to read aloud to a certified therapy dog.*Registration required.  

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Sep 30

Mon 5:30 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor for assistance with anything technology related. No appointment is necessary.

Tech help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email Molly Riportella at mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Sep 30

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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Conference Room

Oct 1

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle

A Spanish conversation circle open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers. A friendly place to practice and improve your Spanish language skills. Practice will include group discussions and reading practice, with the potential for music, games, and videos in Spanish.

All are welcome. Please contact Steve at Shinop87@gmail with questions or comments. 

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Conference Room, Main Library

Oct 2

Wed 10:30 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Join the ranks of Mah Jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed.

By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, and playing a round. Space is limited and registration is required. To sign-up, stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Main Library, visit our website, or call 781-320-1045. This workshop is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Main Library

Oct 2

Wed 7:00 pm

Westwood Writers’ Group

This is a new group for adults interested in writing. The Westwood Writers' Group will meet once a month to:

• write together
• critique each other's work
• discuss a writing topic of interest for the group

It doesn't matter if you have been writing for years or just thinking about it. It doesn't matter if you write romance or thriller or literary fiction. It doesn't matter if you write very short fiction or 500K word novels. All are welcome! 

To register, please email Anu at composeadream@gmail.com, call 781-320-1045, or stop by the 2nd Floor Info Desk at the Main Library.

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Oct 3

Thu 1:00 pm

Friends of the Library Booksale

Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale!  Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 3

Thu 7:00 pm

Author Talk & Book Signing: Brian M. Conley, PhD

Dr. Brian M. Conley (a 1992 Westwood High graduate!) will visit the Main Library to discuss his new book, The Rise of the Republican Right: From Goldwater to Reagan. Books, provided by Haley Booksellers, will be available for purchase and signing. This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Westwood Library. All Westwood Public Library events are free and open to all.

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Oct 4

Fri 10:00 am

Friends of the Library Booksale

Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale!  Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Oct 5

Sat 10:00 am

Friends of the Library BookSale

Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale!  Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 7

Mon 5:30 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor for assistance with anything technology related. No appointment is necessary.

Tech help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email Molly Riportella at mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Oct 8

Tue 7:00 pm

Cookies and Milk Pajama Storytime

Families with small children are invited to drop in for seasonal stories and lullabies, followed by cookies and milk! Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffies. 

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Conference Room

Oct 15

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle

A Spanish conversation circle open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers. A friendly place to practice and improve your Spanish language skills. Practice will include group discussions and reading practice, with the potential for music, games, and videos in Spanish.

All are welcome. Please contact Steve at Shinop87@gmail with questions or comments. 

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Conference Room, Main Library

Oct 16

Wed 10:30 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Join the ranks of Mah Jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed.

By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, and playing a round. Space is limited and registration is required. To sign-up, stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Main Library, visit our website, or call 781-320-1045. This workshop is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Main Library

Oct 16

Wed 2:00 pm

One up Games: Open Game Play!

Middle Schoolers can come to the library on Half Wednesday for two hours of open game play with One Up Games featuring SuperSmash Bro., Fortnite, MarioKart, and more!

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Main Library

Oct 18

Fri 4:00 pm

Books and Bites Book Club (Registration Required)

For kids in 2nd and 3rd grade. Who loves books?! Who loves snacks?! Who loves book-themed snacks?!  Each month 2nd and 3rd graders will read a chosen book and participate in discussion, activities, and themed snacks when possible. Email Kristy @ Kpasquariello@minlib.net for more info.    

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Oct 19

Sat 10:30 am

Read to a Dog

Kids in grades K-4 can sign up for a 15-minute "appointment" to read aloud to a certified therapy dog.*Registration required.  

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 21

Mon 5:30 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor for assistance with anything technology related. No appointment is necessary.

Tech help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email Molly Riportella at mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Conference Room, Main Library

Oct 23

Wed 10:30 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Join the ranks of Mah Jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed.

By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, and playing a round. Space is limited and registration is required. To sign-up, stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Main Library, visit our website, or call 781-320-1045. This workshop is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Main Library

Oct 26

Sat 10:00 am

Dads and Donuts

Dads and Donuts: Bond with dad (and donuts) at the library! Families with young children are invited to join us to read stories, play games, and have coffee and donuts and meet other families. (Mothers, siblings, and other family members welcome!). Donuts and coffee are generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

Saturdays: March 30th, April 20, May 4th @10:30 AM

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Children's Department

Oct 28

Mon 10:30 am

Messy Mondays

Children ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver are invited to drop in for seasonal messy craft activities and sensory play. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 28

Mon 5:30 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor for assistance with anything technology related. No appointment is necessary.

Tech help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email Molly Riportella at mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Oct 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.

Read More

Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Oct 29

Tue 7:00 pm

YA for Adults Book Club

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! 

Email Lizzy if you plan on attending or for more information @ ehmcgovern@minlib.net

Read More

Conference Room

Oct 29

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle

A Spanish conversation circle open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers. A friendly place to practice and improve your Spanish language skills. Practice will include group discussions and reading practice, with the potential for music, games, and videos in Spanish.

All are welcome. Please contact Steve at Shinop87@gmail with questions or comments. 

Read More