Main Library

Nov 23

Sat 10:30 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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Main Library

Nov 25

Mon 10:30 am

Westwood Early Childhood Presents: Baby Kneads (Registration Required)

Join Sheryl White as she helps parents learn to soothe, connect, and communicate with their babies. Topics include Infant Growth and Development, Baby Massage, Sign Language, Sleep, Nutrition and more.

 

Please Note: This is a Westwood Early Childhood program and you will need to register with them. See the link below:

Preregistration for the series is required.
Open to parents from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Dover & Sherborn.
Sign up @ https://tinyurl.com/WalpoleCFCE

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Nov 25

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

Nov 25

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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Nov 26

Tue 6:30 pm

Magic the Gathering Club

Ages 9 and up. Drop in and play (or learn to play) the fantasy card game Magic the Gathering. Bring your own deck, or borrow a starter deck from the library. 

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Conference Room

Nov 26

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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Community Room, Westwood Public Library

Nov 29

Fri 2:00 pm

Elf: Interactive Movie

Families are welcome to join us for lots of laughs, singing, eating marshmallows and more as we follow along with Elf in this interactive watching extravaganza!

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Main Library

Dec 2

Mon 10:30 am

Westwood Early Childhood Presents: Baby Kneads (Registration Required)

Join Sheryl White as she helps parents learn to soothe, connect, and communicate with their babies. Topics include Infant Growth and Development, Baby Massage, Sign Language, Sleep, Nutrition and more.

 

Please Note: This is a Westwood Early Childhood program and you will need to register with them. See the link below:

Preregistration for the series is required.
Open to parents from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Dover & Sherborn.
Sign up @ https://tinyurl.com/WalpoleCFCE

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Dec 2

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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Community Room

Dec 3

Tue 10:30 am

Armchair Travel with Barry Pell

Coffee and light refreshments beginning at 10 am.  Photo journey will begin at 10:30 am.  Tuesday, December 3, 2019  Mediterranean Europe - Travels on 4 Islands in the Sea. Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library, the Friends of the Westwood Council on Aging, and the Westwood Foundation for Education.

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Dec 3

Tue 6:30 pm

Magic the Gathering Club

Ages 9 and up. Drop in and play (or learn to play) the fantasy card game Magic the Gathering. Bring your own deck, or borrow a starter deck from the library. 

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Main Library

Dec 4

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

Dec 4

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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Main Library

Dec 5

Thu 6:30 pm

YABOI: Youth Advisory Board of Improvement (Volunteer opportunity)

For teens in grades 6th-12. Interested in volunteering at the library and participating on our Youth Advisory Board (YAB)? Want to become a member of library Team Reads? Join us on the first Thursday night of the month for YAB+ Volunteens (the first hour will be a YAB meeting and 2nd hour is an option to stay for a volunteer project in the children's/teen department).

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Main Library, Community Room

Dec 5

Thu 7:00 pm

Community Conversations: Films and Discussion ,“Faces of Immigration”

Join Westwood High School’s student chapter of Amnesty International at the Westwood Public Library as we host Boston-based Community Support Films for an evening of film and discussion. Following the viewing of four short films, attendees will engage in dialogue with filmmakers about the challenges immigrants face and the contributions they make to our culture, economy and social fabric. Light refreshments will be served. 

You may RSVP to this event through EventBrite, Facebook, in person/phone or through our website. RSVPs are helpful when planning set-up and seating, however, registration is NOT required for this event. You will not need to print or present a ticket of any kind to attend or gain entry. If you have questions please call 781-320-1045 and ask to speak to Molly Riportella, Head of Adult Services, or email her at mriportrella@minlib.net.

This multigenerational community program is sponsored by the Foundation for Westwood Education and the Westwood High School PTO, and hosted by the Westwood Public Library and the Friends of the Westwood Library. All are welcome!

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Main Library, Community Room

Dec 7

Sat 2:00 am

Boston Bestsellers: Hank Phillipi Ryan and Jane Healey, *Westwood Weekend Stroll*

Emmy award winning and Edgar award winning investigative reporter and mystery writer, Hank Phillippi Ryan (The Murder List, Trust Me) will be in conversation with Jane Healey, author two historical fiction novels: The Saturday Evening Girls Club and The Beantown Girls. Though they write different genres, Ryan and Healey have made Boston both their home and the settings of their novels. 

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV. She's won 36 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The nationally bestselling author of 11 mysteries, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and for The Other Woman, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her 'a master of suspense' and 'a superb and gifted storyteller' and she is the only author to have won the Agatha in four different categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her novels have been named Library Journal's Best of 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Suspense Magazine's reviewer calls her 2018 book Trust ME 'By far one of the best thrillers I've read in years.' The Booklist starred review says 'a knockout!' and New York Post, BOOK BUB, PopSugar, Real Simple Magazine, CrimeReads and Criminal Element named Trust Me one of the Best Thrillers of 2018.

Her newest psychological thriller, The Murder List, was a Most Anticipated Book from CrimeReads, and blockbuster author A. J. Finn (The Woman in the Window) calls it 'a fireworks display of a novel--exciting, explosive and relentless.

Jane Healey left a career in high tech to become a freelance writer. Her passion for historical fiction became her new career when her debut novel, The Saturday Evening Girls Club, was published in 2017. Based on the true story of a group of Jewish and Italian immigrant women in Boston's North End at the turn of the twentieth century, the Amazon bestseller was hailed by Redbook as "a breathtaking ode to female empowerment and the American dream."

With the release of The Beantown Girls, she continues to fulfill her dream of writing about lesser-known stories of women in American history. She shares a home north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, and two cats, and when she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running, cooking, and going to the beach.

Books by both authors will be available for purchase and signing, provided by Haley Booksellers. *Holiday tip*: autographed books are wonderful gifts to give (and receive)! 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library, and is free and open to all. Westwood Public Library is proud to be part of the Westwood Weekend Stroll. 

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Main Library

Dec 9

Mon 10:30 am

Westwood Early Childhood Presents: Baby Kneads (Registration Required)

Join Sheryl White as she helps parents learn to soothe, connect, and communicate with their babies. Topics include Infant Growth and Development, Baby Massage, Sign Language, Sleep, Nutrition and more.

 

Please Note: This is a Westwood Early Childhood program and you will need to register with them. See the link below:

Preregistration for the series is required.
Open to parents from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Dover & Sherborn.
Sign up @ https://tinyurl.com/WalpoleCFCE

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Dec 9

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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Dec 10

Tue 6:30 pm

Magic the Gathering Club

Ages 9 and up. Drop in and play (or learn to play) the fantasy card game Magic the Gathering. Bring your own deck, or borrow a starter deck from the library. 

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Conference Room

Dec 10

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

Dec 10

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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Main Library

Dec 16

Mon 10:30 am

Westwood Early Childhood Presents: Baby Kneads (Registration Required)

Join Sheryl White as she helps parents learn to soothe, connect, and communicate with their babies. Topics include Infant Growth and Development, Baby Massage, Sign Language, Sleep, Nutrition and more.

 

Please Note: This is a Westwood Early Childhood program and you will need to register with them. See the link below:

Preregistration for the series is required.
Open to parents from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Dover & Sherborn.
Sign up @ https://tinyurl.com/WalpoleCFCE

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Dec 16

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

Dec 16

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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Dec 17

Tue 6:30 pm

Magic the Gathering Club

Ages 9 and up. Drop in and play (or learn to play) the fantasy card game Magic the Gathering. Bring your own deck, or borrow a starter deck from the library. 

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Main Library

Dec 18

Wed 1:45 pm

Teen Book Club (6th grade and up)

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 and Lizzy for fun activities, chat about the book, & have some yummy snacks!

Want to hang out and talk about books?! Then join us on every 2nd Early Release Wednesday at the library to enjoy good conversation (and sometimes spirited arguements over Hogwarts houses and if Twilight is good or bad...). Talk about the books, characters, and authors you love! Have questions? For more info on the bookclub or reading suggestions, or on anything really, find Felicia in the library or email fokeefe@minlib.net.

Books selections will be available for check out at the main library Circ desk and Teen Room.

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Main Library

Dec 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

Dec 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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Children's Department

Dec 30

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

Dec 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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