March 2019

Main Library, 2nd Floor

Mar 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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Conference Room

Mar 5

Tue 10:30 am

Armchair Travel with Photojournalist Barry Pell at the Westwood Public Library

Photojournalist Barry Pell will present a lecture on Iran - Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available at 10:00.

Program is underwritten by a grant from the National Development of Highland Glen, and sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and the Friends of the Westwood Council on Aging.

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Children's Department

Mar 5

Tue 6:30 pm

*Mother-Daughter Book Club (Registration Required)

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! Call 781-320-1042 to register or email Lizzy at ehmcgovern@minlib.net if you plan to join or for more information.

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Mar 6

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

Mar 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

Mar 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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Mar 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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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Mar 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

Mar 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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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Mar 12

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, Community Room

Mar 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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Mar 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, Community Room

Mar 14

Thu 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

Mar 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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Mar 16

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

Mar 18

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

Mar 19

Tue 10:30 am

Armchair Travel with Photojournalist Barry Pell at the Westwood Public Library

Photojournalist Barry Pell will present a lecture on Iran - Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available at 10:00.

Program is underwritten by a grant from the National Development of Highland Glen, and sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and the Friends of the Westwood Council on Aging.

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Mar 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

Mar 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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Mar 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

Mar 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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Conference Room

Mar 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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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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Mar 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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Main Library, Community Room

Mar 28

Thu 7:00 pm

Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters

In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of more than 100 letters from 16 servicemen she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt others to wonder for themselves what treasures lurk in their own old family boxes, and how they can share the information with others. No registration is required (but you can RSVP if you wish), and all are welcome. This event is funded by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. 

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Main Library

Mar 30

Sat 10:00 am

Dads and Donuts

Dads and Donuts: Bond with dad (and donuts) at the library! Families with young children are invited to join us to read stories, play games, and have coffee and donuts and meet other families. (Mothers, siblings, and other family members welcome!). Donuts and coffee are generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

Saturdays: March 30th, April 20, May 4th @10:30 AM

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Main Library, Community Room

Mar 30

Sat 2:00 pm

Women In World Jazz: All ages concert

RESCHEDULED FROM 3/2!  Women In World Jazz features female composers from around the world with extensive experience in performance and education. This free, all ages concert celebrates diversity and the power of creativity, presenting vocal and instrumental music from different eras and cultures. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library, and all are welcome.

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