February 2019

Main Library

Feb 1

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

Feb 4

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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Main Library, Community Room

Feb 4

Mon 6:00 pm

ART in BLOOM PARTY 2019

 ART IN BLOOM 2019       FEBRUARY 4 - 10             
Machu Picchu and Peru Photographs by Kira Seamon
 
BLOOM PARTY - February 4th from 6 pm -8 pm.  Open to all ages, but pre-registration is required:  781-320-1045
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library

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Children's Department

Feb 5

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

Feb 6

Wed 6:30 pm

Celebrating African American Films: A Series

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of African American film directors, actors/actresses, and stories that highlight the African-American experience. No registration is required, and all the welcome. 

Green Book, 2018 (PG-13) : Rescheduled for March 14 @ 6:30 PM

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Main Library

Feb 6

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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Feb 7

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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Children's Department

Feb 7

Thu 6:30 pm

Harry Potter Book Night: Hogwarts! (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

February 7th 2019 will see the fifth 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 Hogwarts. The fun kicks off at 6:30pm.

On Harry Potter Book Night: Hogwarts, 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 magical games, readings from our favourite Harry Potter books, and the Hidden Hogwarts 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.

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Main Library

Feb 8

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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Feb 9

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

Feb 11

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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Conference Room

Feb 12

Tue 10:30 am

Great Decisions at the Library 2019 - Tuesday Morning Sessions

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and facilitated by a member of the Westwood Woman's Club.  All are welcome!

Program is free and open to all, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged!  Please contact Westwood Reference Staff at 781-320-1045 to register.  A limited number of copies of the 2019 Briefing Book are available at the Reference Desk for check-out.

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Feb 13

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, Community Room

Feb 13

Wed 6:30 pm

Celebrating African American Films: A Series

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of African American film directors, actors/actresses, and stories that highlight the African-American experience. No registration is required, and all the welcome. 

Green Book, 2018 (PG-13) : Rescheduled for March 14 @ 6:30 PM

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Feb 14

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

Feb 14

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

Feb 15

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

Feb 19

Tue 2:00 pm

Science Tellers—Wild West!

For kids Prk-5th grade and parent/caregiver.

Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids saddle up to foil the great heist and put a rotten cowboy back behind bars!

    Tuesday February 19th @ 2pm

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Main Library, Community Room

Feb 19

Tue 6:30 pm

SOFA Presentation: Social Security Seminar

The Social Security Seminar is a single 90 minute information session for people nearing retirement and interested in learning more about Social Security claiming options and when to file for benefits. 

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Main Library, Community Room

Feb 20

Wed 6:30 pm

Celebrating African American Films: A Series

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of African American film directors, actors/actresses, and stories that highlight the African-American experience. No registration is required, and all the welcome. 

Green Book, 2018 (PG-13) : Rescheduled for March 14 @ 6:30 PM

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Feb 21

Thu 2:00 pm

Beach Party: Moana Style

Join us for a balmy staycation afternoon as we watch Moana and do a themed craft and pretend we are somewhere warm! Bring a beach towel and a snack to enjoy.

All ages are welcome. Recommended for preschool and up.

    Thursday, February 21st from 2PM-5PM

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Feb 21

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, Community Room

Feb 21

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 the Main Library. If you are interested in attending, please email TMcCusker@minlib.net. 

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Feb 23

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

Feb 25

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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Main Library

Feb 25

Mon 6:30 pm

Westwood Library Quilters

Bring your hand or machine quilting projects to work on in the friendly company of other local quilters. Show and tell is encouraged! An iron, ironing pad, cutting mat, and cutting tools will be available. No registration required.

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Conference Room

Feb 26

Tue 10:30 am

Great Decisions at the Library 2019 - Tuesday Morning Sessions

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and facilitated by a member of the Westwood Woman's Club.  All are welcome!

Program is free and open to all, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged!  Please contact Westwood Reference Staff at 781-320-1045 to register.  A limited number of copies of the 2019 Briefing Book are available at the Reference Desk for check-out.

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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Feb 26

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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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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Main Library, Community Room

Feb 27

Wed 6:30 pm

Celebrating African American Films: A Series

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of African American film directors, actors/actresses, and stories that highlight the African-American experience. No registration is required, and all the welcome. 

Green Book, 2018 (PG-13) : Rescheduled for March 14 @ 6:30 PM

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Feb 28

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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