November 2018 / Adult

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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. 

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More