September 2018

Main Library, 2nd Floor

Sep 10

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Children's Department

Sep 11

Tue 6:30 pm

Mother-Daughter Book Club (Grades 3-5 & female adult)

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 ehmcgovern@minlib.net if you plan to join or for more information.

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Main Library, Community Room

Sep 11

Tue 7:00 pm

An Evening with J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions. Sullivan will read from and discuss Saints For All Occasions- now available in paperback- and answer questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Haley Booksellers. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. Registration/RSVP is not required to attend, and all are welcome!usly sponsered by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. Registration/RSVP is not required to attend, and all are welcome! 

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Main Library

Sep 12

Wed 4:00 pm

Preschool StoryCraft

For preschool-aged children and parent/caregiver (Siblings welcome). This drop-in (no registration) storytime, perfect for preschool-aged children and their families, will feature stories, rhymes, songs and a craft activity.

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Main Library, Community Room

Sep 13

Thu 7:00 pm

The National Parks: An Overview

National Park expert and Adventurer Steve Farrar will provide an exciting and informative overview of one of our Nation's greatest treasures. Farrar has visited 57 out of 60 of the National Parks. Learn about the history of The National Parks, tips and tricks, and more!

No registration is required, and all are welcome! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Community Room

Sep 15

Sat 12:00 pm

Library’s 5th Birthday Celebration - Saturday, September 15th

Celebrate the Libary's 5th rBirthday! Activities will include Mini-Golf, Smiling Faces Photobooth, Music with Sara Gardner, Colburn School Display Dedication and refreshments!  Mini-Golf will be played throughout the building from 12 - 3. Photo Booth in Conference Room

  • 12:00 pm  Sarah Gardner Music Program
  •  1:00 pm  Guest Speakers Remarks and Cake Cutting
  •  1:30 pm  Dedication of Colburn School Display
  •  2:00 pm  Summer Reading Prize Winners Announced

All are welcome to come and join the celebration! 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Sep 17

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Sep 19

Wed 4:00 pm

Preschool StoryCraft

For preschool-aged children and parent/caregiver (Siblings welcome). This drop-in (no registration) storytime, perfect for preschool-aged children and their families, will feature stories, rhymes, songs and a craft activity.

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Main Library, Community Room

Sep 20

Thu 7:00 pm

Stephen F. Knott, PhD presents Alexander Hamilton

Are you going to see the award-winning musical this fall...or wish you were? Either way this is an event you do not want to miss! Stephen F. Knott, PhD, is  a leading expert on National Security Affairs, American History and Alexander Hamilton. Learn the facts and hear the story behind one of America's earliest patriots on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 PM at the Main Library. 

No registration is required & all are welcome! Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. 

About Stephen F. Knott, PhD:

Prior to accepting his position at the Naval War College, Stephen F. Knott was Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He also served for seven years as an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the United States Air Force Academy. His books include The Reagan Years; Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; At Reagan’s Side: Insiders’ Recollections from Sacramento to the White House; Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics; and Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America.​

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Main Library

Sep 21

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 24

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Sep 25

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

Sep 26

Wed 4:00 pm

Preschool StoryCraft

For preschool-aged children and parent/caregiver (Siblings welcome). This drop-in (no registration) storytime, perfect for preschool-aged children and their families, will feature stories, rhymes, songs and a craft activity.

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Main Library, Community Room

Sep 26

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

Sep 28

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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