April 2019

Main Library, 2nd Floor

Apr 1

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

Apr 2

Tue 10:30 am

Armchair Travel with Photojournalist Barry Pell at the Westwood Public Library

Photojournalist Barry Pell will present a lecture on East Africa - Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia  -- Unraveling the Mysteries of the South Pacific.

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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Main Library, Conference Room

Apr 2

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle

A Spanish conversation circle open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers. A friendly place to practice and improve your Spanish language skills. Practice will include group discussions and reading practice, with the potential for music, games, and videos in Spanish.

All are welcome. Please contact Steve at Shinop87@gmail with questions or comments. 

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Main Library

Apr 3

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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Apr 4

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

Apr 8

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

Apr 9

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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Apr 11

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

Apr 11

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, 2nd Floor

Apr 15

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

Apr 15

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 Meeting Room, Main Library

Apr 16

Tue 2:00 pm

Whalemobile

For kids in grades K-6. Come meet Nile, the life-sized Humpback Whale!

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Conference Room

Apr 16

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle

A Spanish conversation circle open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers. A friendly place to practice and improve your Spanish language skills. Practice will include group discussions and reading practice, with the potential for music, games, and videos in Spanish.

All are welcome. Please contact Steve at Shinop87@gmail with questions or comments. 

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Apr 17

Wed 10:30 am

Welcome Spring Storytime

All ages. Families are welcome to join us for a special spring themed storytime program where we will sing and tell stories that celebrate all things spring and more! This program includes a simple craft.

        Wednesday, April 17  @ 10:30AM

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Islington Branch Library

Apr 18

Thu 10:15 am

Michelle’s Menagerie

Michelle will be presenting her "Animal Adaptations" program and bring live animals to the branch library!

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library and space is limited. Please call (781)-326-5914 to reserve your spot.

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Apr 18

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

Apr 18

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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Main Library

Apr 20

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, 2nd Floor

Apr 22

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

Apr 23

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

Apr 23

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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Apr 25

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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Apr 27

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

Apr 29

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

Apr 29

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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Apr 30

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle

A Spanish conversation circle open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers. A friendly place to practice and improve your Spanish language skills. Practice will include group discussions and reading practice, with the potential for music, games, and videos in Spanish.

All are welcome. Please contact Steve at Shinop87@gmail with questions or comments. 

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Main Library, Community Room

Apr 30

Tue 7:00 pm

Author Event: Erica Boyce & THE FIFTEEN WONDERS OF DANIEL GREEN

“A heartwarming story about our need for miracles – and our ability to create them.”—Katarina Bivald, New York Times bestselling author of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

"With a one-of-a-kind, intriguing premise, this novel features interesting, well-rounded characters and an affecting portrayal of loving someone with a mental illness.” —Booklist

“A thoughtful, appealing novel about life’s endings and beginnings.”—Publishers Weekly

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