Children's Department

Apr 3

Fri 4:00 pm

First Friday Drop-in Craft-Canceled

Drop in and join us on the first Friday of every month for a cozy afternoon of craft making. Crafts will be geared at age 5 and up, but younger kids are welcome with an adult's help. Please note that all children under 8 must have an adult accompanying them. 

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Apr 4

Sat 2:00 pm

Read to a Dog-Canceled

Kids in grades K-4 can sign up for a 15-minute "appointment" to read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Sign up starts two weeks in advance, in person or on the phone. *Registration required.  

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

Apr 6

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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

Apr 6

Mon 6:30 pm

*Admissions 101: Secrets of College Admissions (Registration Required) Canceled

This seminar will help families separate college admissions fact from fiction and enjoy the college process a little more. We’ll discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate. Attendees will get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they ultimately decide who gets in. And we think kids and parents will be pleasantly surprised to learn that kids don’t have to be trilingual, opera-singing rocket scientists to get into college today.

Registration Required

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Main Library, Community Room

Apr 7

Tue 6:00 pm

Pastel Paint the Miracle Flowers with Gregory Maichack Canceled

This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop.

Participants have fun producing their own pastel painting inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s enormous mural, The Miracle Flower, which Elizabeth Arden, the cosmetics mogul, commissioned her to paint in 1936. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 781-320-1045 to sign-up. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westwood Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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Main Library, Community Room

Apr 8

Wed 7:00 pm

The Learning Lab: NewsBank World Access-Canceled

Public libraries are access points to materials and information in various formats that extend beyond the realm of books, audio, DVDs and museum passes. Though we love all those things, the Westwood Library also provides digital access to data that, without your library card, is blocked by a paywall.  

Meet us on the other side by attending one of our Learning Labs! Each lab will focus on a specific service that provides valuable, expert knowledge at the highest possible level outside of a university. If you are unable to bring a laptop, please speak with Molly Riportella, Head of Adult Services to reserve one of the library’s laptops. Please note that these sessions require basic computer and online knowledge; for beginner lessons please call to inquire about our Individual Computer Classes.  Registration is encouraged, though not required. Call 781-320-1045, email mriportella@minlib.net, or click "Read More" below to RSVP. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

Apr 13

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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

Apr 14

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle-Canceled

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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Main Library, Conference Room

Apr 16

Thu 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club (FMBC) Canceled

Friends, books, conversation and coffee! Due to the popularity of the Friday AM Book Club, we are adding a second session on Thursday evenings! The groups will read the same titles. Email Molly at mriportella@minlib.net for more information. 

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Main Library, Community Room

Apr 16

Thu 7:00 pm

Thursday PM Book Club (TNBC) Canceled

 Due to the popularity of the Friday AM Book Club, we are adding a second session on Thursday evenings! The groups will read the same titles. Email Molly at mriportella@minlib.net to join the Thursday PM Book Club.

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Main Library

Apr 18

Sat 10:30 am

Dads and Donuts (Canceled)

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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Apr 22

Wed 2:00 pm

Upcycling Book Craft Canceled

For kids age 5 and up. Kids are welcome to join us for a fun afternoon of repurposing old library books to create upcycled crafts. 

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Apr 23

Thu 6:00 pm

Disney Family Trivia Night Canceled

Families are welcome to join us for a Disney-themed trivia night! There will be Disney songs playing, lots of laughs, and themed prizes for winners! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

Apr 27

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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

Apr 27

Mon 6:30 pm

Westwood Library Quilters-Canceled

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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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Apr 28

Tue 7:00 pm

YA for Adults Book Club-Canceled

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

Apr 28

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle-Canceled

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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Main Library

Apr 29

Wed 1:45 pm

Teen Book Club (6th grade and up) canceled

For teens and tweens in grades 6 and up. Take a break from the stresses of class and read a book just for fun! Join Felicia for fun activities, chat about the book, & chow down on snacks!

Join us on every 2nd Early Release Wednesday at the library to enjoy good conversation (and sometimes spirited arguements...). For more info on the bookclub or reading suggestions, find Felicia in the library or email fokeefe@minlib.net

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Main Library, Community Room

Apr 30

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions with Tina McCusker canceled

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 the Main Library. If you are interested in attending, please email TMcCusker@minlib.net. 

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Children's Department

May 1

Fri 4:00 pm

First Friday Drop-in Craft-Canceled

Drop in and join us on the first Friday of every month for a cozy afternoon of craft making. Crafts will be geared at age 5 and up, but younger kids are welcome with an adult's help. Please note that all children under 8 must have an adult accompanying them. 

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Main Library, Community Room

May 3

Sun 2:00 pm

Jeffrey A. Denman & John F. Walsh Talk - Canceled

Local authors Jeffrey A. Denman & John F. Walsh will discuss their new book, GREENE AND CORNWALLIS IN THE CAROLINAS: THE PIVOTAL STRUGGLE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1780-1781.

The story of the Revolutionary War in the northern colonies is well known but the war that raged across the South in 1780-1781- considered by some the 'unknown Revolution’- included some of the most important yet least studied engagements. Drawing extensively on their letters, this book follows the campaigns of General Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis as they fought across the Carolinas, offering a compelling look at their leadership. The theater of war the two commanders entered in was populated by various ethnic and religious groups and separated geographically, economically and politically into the low country and the mountainous backcountry, setting the stage for what was to come. 

Jeffrey A. Denman is a retired American history and geography teacher from the Brookline Public Schools in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has written seven articles dealing with the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II and other topics in American history. John F. Walsh is a middle school Latin teacher in Burlington, Massachusetts. His past research has focused on British history in the seventeenth century. No registration is required, and all are welcome. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

May 4

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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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May 9

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.  

Read More

Main Library, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

May 11

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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

May 12

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle-Canceled

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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Main Library, Conference Room

May 14

Thu 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club (FMBC) Canceled

Friends, books, conversation and coffee! Due to the popularity of the Friday AM Book Club, we are adding a second session on Thursday evenings! The groups will read the same titles. Email Molly at mriportella@minlib.net for more information. 

Read More

Main Library, Community Room

May 14

Thu 7:00 pm

Thursday PM Book Club (TNBC) Canceled

 Due to the popularity of the Friday AM Book Club, we are adding a second session on Thursday evenings! The groups will read the same titles. Email Molly at mriportella@minlib.net to join the Thursday PM Book Club.

Read More

Main Library, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

May 18

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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.

Read More

Main Library

May 18

Mon 6:30 pm

Westwood Library Quilters-Canceled

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

Main Library, Community Room

May 20

Wed 7:00 pm

The Learning Lab: Morningstar Investment Research Center

Public libraries are access points to materials and information in various formats that extend beyond the realm of books, audio, DVDs and museum passes. Though we love all those things, the Westwood Library also provides digital access to data that, without your library card, is blocked by a paywall.  

Meet us on the other side by attending one of our Learning Labs! Each lab will focus on a specific service that provides valuable, expert knowledge at the highest possible level outside of a university. If you are unable to bring a laptop, please speak with Molly Riportella, Head of Adult Services to reserve one of the library’s laptops. Please note that these sessions require basic computer and online knowledge; for beginner lessons please call to inquire about our Individual Computer Classes.  Registration is encouraged, though not required. Call 781-320-1045, email mriportella@minlib.net, or click "Read More" below to RSVP. 

Read More

Main Library, Community Room

May 21

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions with Tina McCusker canceled

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 the Main Library. If you are interested in attending, please email TMcCusker@minlib.net. 

Read More

Main Library, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

May 25

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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.

Read More

Conference Room

May 26

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle-Canceled

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

Main Library

May 27

Wed 1:45 pm

Teen Book Club (6th grade and up) canceled

For teens and tweens in grades 6 and up. Take a break from the stresses of class and read a book just for fun! Join Felicia for fun activities, chat about the book, & chow down on snacks!

Join us on every 2nd Early Release Wednesday at the library to enjoy good conversation (and sometimes spirited arguements...). For more info on the bookclub or reading suggestions, find Felicia in the library or email fokeefe@minlib.net

Read More

Main Library

May 30

Sat 10:30 am

Dads and Donuts (Canceled)

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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