January 2019

Main Library

Jan 3

Thu 7:00 pm

YAB: Youth Advisory Board

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12. Join the new and improved YAB (Youth Advisory Board)! Yabbers will work with Mary to revamp the Teen Department at the Westwood Public Library by planning events, picking out books, movies and games for the YA collection, and decorating the teen space. Registration is required- sign-up, or call 781-320-1042.

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Main Library

Jan 4

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jan 7

Mon 6:00 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

Jan 8

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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Jan 10

Thu 3:00 pm

Teens Love Knitting

Join this fun knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends. We welcome beginners to expert knitters. Instruction and help are available as needed. So bring your needles and yarn and let's get knitting! Grades 6 and up.

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Main Library

Jan 10

Thu 7:00 pm

YAB: Youth Advisory Board

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12. Join the new and improved YAB (Youth Advisory Board)! Yabbers will work with Mary to revamp the Teen Department at the Westwood Public Library by planning events, picking out books, movies and games for the YA collection, and decorating the teen space. Registration is required- sign-up, or call 781-320-1042.

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Main Library

Jan 11

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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Jan 12

Sat 10:30 am

Read to a Dog

Kids in grades K-4 can sign up for a 15-minute "appointment" to read aloud to a certified therapy dog.*Registration required.  

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jan 14

Mon 6:00 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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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Jan 15

Tue 6:30 pm

YA for Adults Book Club: Summer Edition

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! We are reading Dumplin by Julie Murphy

Email Lizzy if you plan on attending or for more information @ ehmcgovern@minlib.net

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Jan 16

Wed 6:00 pm

*VolunTEENS *REQUIRES APPLICATION & REGISTRATION

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  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 

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Main Library

Jan 16

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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Jan 17

Thu 3:00 pm

Teens Love Knitting

Join this fun knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends. We welcome beginners to expert knitters. Instruction and help are available as needed. So bring your needles and yarn and let's get knitting! Grades 6 and up.

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Main Library

Jan 18

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jan 21

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, 2nd Floor

Jan 21

Mon 6:00 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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Teen Yoga

Join certified Yoga teacher Jane Singh for a stress free 45 min of teen yoga at the library! Just have to bring yourself, mats are provided.

    Early Release Wednesdays Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 27. 2pm-3pm

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Jan 24

Thu 3:00 pm

Teens Love Knitting

Join this fun knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends. We welcome beginners to expert knitters. Instruction and help are available as needed. So bring your needles and yarn and let's get knitting! Grades 6 and up.

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Community Room

Jan 25

Fri 1:30 pm

Westwood Reads: Dark Tide-The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 - with author Stephen Puleo

Author Stephen Puleo will give a lecture about his book, Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919.  Copies of Dark Tide, which Mr. Puleo will autograph, will be available for purchase.  This lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and the Friends of the Council on Aging.

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Main Library

Jan 25

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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Jan 26

Sat 10:30 am

Saturday Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes and more fun at this all ages family storytime!

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Jan 28

Mon 6:00 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

Jan 29

Tue 7:00 pm

Westwood Reads:  Dr. Ronald Mayville and the Molasses Tank Collapse

Dr. Ronald Mayville, a Senior Principal at the structural engineering firm of Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, has spent many years looking into what caused the failure of the molasses tank that created one of the worst disasters in Boston history.  Dr. Mayville will share his explanation of why the tank failed, and the lessons as a result of this disaster.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library, this program is free and open to the public.

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Jan 31

Thu 3:00 pm

Teens Love Knitting

Join this fun knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends. We welcome beginners to expert knitters. Instruction and help are available as needed. So bring your needles and yarn and let's get knitting! Grades 6 and up.

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