May 2019

May 2

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

May 4

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

May 6

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

May 7

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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Main Library

May 8

Wed 7:00 pm

Westwood Writers’ Group

This is a new group for adults interested in writing fiction. 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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May 9

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

May 9

Thu 6:00 pm

Seussical The Musical

Westwood Players is proud to present Seussical! Seussical (Theatre for Young Audiences) is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!  

Four Performances: May 9 at 6:00 pm (Westwood Public Library - Free),

May 10 at 7 pm, May 11 at 2 pm & 6 pm (Westwood High School Little Theatre - $10/ticket)

To reserve/purchase tickets or to learn more about Westwood Players, visit www.westwoodplayers.com. Tickets will be released starting April 1st.

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May 11

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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Tidal Shift

All ages are welcome to join us for this fun family project that raises awareness about pollution from plastic bags and the harm that they can cause to wildlife, such as sea turtles, when they end up in our oceans.

We will hear a short presentation by Claudia Paraschiv, a Salem-based artists who created Tidal Shift.  Following the presentation, we will turn discarded plastic bags into "jellyfish" that will be displayed at the Library.

Please bring any plastic bags that you have!

Sponsored by the Westwood Environmental Action Committee.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

May 13

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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Library Front Entrance

May 14

Tue 4:00 pm

The Opioid Spoon Honor Tour

Westwood resident and artist, Domenic Esposito will be at the Library from 4 to 6 on Tuesday, May 14th.

The Honor Tour  was designed to provide individuals an opportunity to personally sign the 10 foot long, 800 lb. spoon to honor thememory of loved ones lost to the opioid epidemic.

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May 16

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

May 16

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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May 18

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

May 19

Sun 2:00 pm

All About Essential Oils

Join us for learning all about essential oils as we offer a very simple class that ANYONE can learn! Come and meet our guest speaker Kay Cooney- advanced practice nurse. All are welcome! 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

May 20

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

May 20

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

May 21

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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Conference Room

May 21

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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May 23

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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Conference Room

May 28

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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May 30

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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