Main Library, Community Room

Oct 23

Tue 10:00 am

Armchair Travel with Photojournalist Barry Pell

No passport required! Enjoy coffee with Barry and travel to India- Tradition and Modernity Collide (10/23), Tibet and Nepal (11/27) and the Ancient Silk Road (12/4). Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library and the Westwood Council on Aging.

Main Library: Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM

Oct. 23: India- Tradition and Modernity

Nov. 27: Tibet and Nepal

Dec. 4: The Ancient Silk Road

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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Oct 23

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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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 25

Thu 7:00 pm

Audrey Murray & Open Mic Night in Moscow

The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers, garbage bags of money, and encounters with the weird and wonderful from Mongolia to Tajikistan.

Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Siberia are not the typical tourist destinations of a twenty-something, nor the places one usually goes to eat, pray, and/or love. But the mix of imperial Russian opulence and Soviet decay, and the allure of emotionally unavailable Russian men proved strangely irresistible to comedian Audrey Murray.

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Sometimes surprising, often disconcerting, and always entertaining, Open Mic Night in Moscow will inspire you to take the leap and embark on your own journey into the unknown. And, if you want to visit Chernobyl by way of an insane-asylum-themed bar in Kiev, Audrey can assure you that there’s no other guidebook out there. (She’s looked.)

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Main Library

Oct 26

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, Community Room

Nov 7

Wed 7:00 pm

Jerry Thornton & Five Rings:The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far)

Five rings to rule them all! A history of the modern Patriots as seen through the lens of their Super Bowl games, by the bestselling author of From Darkness to Dynasty

Since 2001 the Patriots have played in eight Super Bowl championships and won five, a run of excellence unparalleled in all of professional sports. In a league designed to ensure that no one franchise can dominate over time, New England won for over a decade and a half. A dynasty that began with an improbable run to a championship in 2001 has rebuilt, rebooted, and retooled several times over, winning most recently in 2017. But during those years, no other franchise reached the same level of controversy, drama, and turmoil—or even came close.

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Main Library, Community Room

Nov 8

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions with Tina McCusker

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 at both the Main Library & the Islington Branch.

Main Library: Thursdays at 7:00 PM

Oct. 11: South Africa's Fragile Democracy

Nov. 8: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Nov 13

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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Main Library, Community Room

Nov 14

Wed 7:00 pm

Dr. Gary Hylander presents World War I

November 11 will mark the centennial of the Armistice.  Honor the passing of time by hearing Dr. Hylander discuss The Great War. A professor of history at Framingham State University, Hylander earned his doctorate from Boston College and specializes as a presidential historian. This is a three part series sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome. 

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Main Library, Community Room

Nov 27

Tue 10:00 am

Armchair Travel with Photojournalist Barry Pell

No passport required! Enjoy coffee with Barry and travel to India- Tradition and Modernity Collide (10/23), Tibet and Nepal (11/27) and the Ancient Silk Road (12/4). Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library and the Westwood Council on Aging.

Main Library: Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM

Oct. 23: India- Tradition and Modernity

Nov. 27: Tibet and Nepal

Dec. 4: The Ancient Silk Road

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Main Library

Nov 30

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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