Thu 6:30 pm
1st February 2018 will see the fourth annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world and here at Westwood Public Library, we’re getting ready to host an unforgettable night themed around Fantastic Beasts. The fun kicks off at 6:30pm.
On Harry Potter Book Night: Fantastic Beasts, we’ll be sharing the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, introducing the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. Here at Westwood Public Library, young wizards, witches and Muggles will be treated to an evening of beastly games, readings from our favourite Harry Potter books and the Beastly Brain-teaser Quiz! It all begins when the Sorting Hat decides who will be in which house, and houses will be competing for house points throughout the evening.
This event requires registration and a ticket.
Tue 6:30 pm
For girls in grades 3-5 and a female adult. Share your enthusiasm for reading with other book lovers and join us for a lively discussion, a game of Pictionary, snacks, and fun! Books will be available at the Children’s Department one month prior to the book club! Email Lizzy at email@example.com if you plan to join or for more information.
Wed 6:00 pm
For grades 6 -8. Requires application and registration.
Interested in volunteering at the library? Want to become a member of library Team Reads? Join us on the first Wednesday night of the month for pizza and a library volunteer project. Typical activities may include: Sorting and shelving library materials, adopt a shelf program, assisting with special projects and producing materials for library programs, miscellaneous work, and special event programs (i.e. Westwood Day and Harry Potter Night).
Thu 7:00 pm
Award winning journalist and crime reporter Maureen Boyle will visit the Westwood Public Library to discuss her new book Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer. Shallow Graves is the true story of the worst serial killing case in Massachusetts since the Boston Strangler and remains unsolved to this day. Eleven women went missing over the spring and summer of 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, an old fishing port known as the Whaling City, where Moby Dick, Frederick Douglass, textile mills, and heroin-dealing represent just a few of the many threads in the community’s diverse fabric.
Maureen Boyle first broke the story in 1988 and stayed with it for decades. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews, along with police reports, first-person accounts, and field reporting both during the killings and more recently, Shallow Graves brings the reader behind the scenes of the investigation, onto the streets of the city, and into the homes of the families still hoping for answers. No registration is required and all are welcome! Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Chiara Bistro, Westwood
Tue 7:00 pm
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 7:00 pm
For tweens/teens in grades 6-12, registration required.
Join the new and improved YAB (Youth Advisory Board)! Yabbers will work with Lizzy and Molly to revamp the Teen Department at the library by planning events, picking out books, movies, and games for the YA (Young Adult) collection, and decorating the teen space. Email Lizzy at email@example.com or Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org to register, or call (781) 320-1045. YAB will meet the second Wednesday of every month.
Thu 7:00 pm
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. Please call 781-320-1045 or email email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, February 15- The Waning of Pax Americana
Thursday, March 22- Russia’s Foreign Policy
Thursday, April 19- China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation
Thursday, May 17- Media and foreign policy
Thursday, June 7- Turkey: a partner in crisis
Tue 10:30 am
For kids in kindergarten & up.
Come see animals of the rainforest! Creature Teacher will teach us about the rainforest, the animals that call it home, and the dangers these fragile ecosystems face.
Wed 3:00 pm
For children birth – preK, no registration. Our youngest patrons are invited to come enjoy family playtime in the children’s programming room. We will have fun toys and activities out for all ages, stages, and abilities. A perfect excuse to get out of the house, meet friends, and just be!
Thu 9:30 am
Thu 2:00 pm
For kids of all ages, no registration. Don’t like glue on the kitchen table? Not a fan of a living room covered in glitter? Come craft at the library! We will have a selection of crafts for kids to complete. Crafts will be available until they run out.
Fri 10:30 am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Fri 2:00 pm
For kids 3 & up and their families, no registration. Come play board games at the library! We will have our selection of games and puzzles available for families to enjoy together.
Wed 1:30 pm
For tweens and teens in grades 6 - 8, no registration. Take a break from homework and join Lizzy to talk about books and enjoy snacks! Books will be available at the library. Have a question? Email Lizzy at email@example.com for more information.