October 2019

Conference Room

Oct 1

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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Conference Room, Main Library

Oct 2

Wed 10:30 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Join the ranks of Mah Jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed.

By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, and playing a round. Space is limited and registration is required. To sign-up, stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Main Library, visit our website, or call 781-320-1045. This workshop is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Main Library

Oct 2

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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Oct 3

Thu 1:00 pm

Friends of the Library Booksale

Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale!  Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 3

Thu 7:00 pm

Author Talk & Book Signing: Brian M. Conley, PhD

Dr. Brian M. Conley (a 1992 Westwood High graduate!) will visit the Main Library to discuss his new book, The Rise of the Republican Right: From Goldwater to Reagan. Books, provided by Haley Booksellers, will be available for purchase and signing. This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Westwood Library. All Westwood Public Library events are free and open to all.

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Oct 4

Fri 10:00 am

Friends of the Library Booksale

Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale!  Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Oct 5

Sat 10:00 am

Friends of the Library BookSale

Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale!  Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 7

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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Community Room

Oct 8

Tue 10:30 am

Armchair Travel with Barry Pell

Coffee and light refreshments beginning at 10 am.  Photo journey will begin at 10:30 am.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019               Cuba After Castro - A Country in Transition

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library, the Friends of the Westwood Council on Aging, and the Westwood Foundation for Education.

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Oct 8

Tue 7:00 pm

Cookies and Milk Pajama Storytime

Families with small children are invited to drop in for seasonal stories and lullabies, followed by cookies and milk! Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffies. 

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Oct 15

Tue 6:30 pm

Magic the Gathering Club

Ages 9 and up. Drop in and play (or learn to play) the fantasy card game Magic the Gathering. Bring your own deck, or borrow a starter deck from the library. 

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Conference Room

Oct 15

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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Gallery

Oct 16

Wed 10:00 am

Technology Help Session

In partnership with the Westwood Media Center, new Technology Help sessions now available.  Drop by the gallery, 10am-1pm.

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Conference Room, Main Library

Oct 16

Wed 10:30 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Join the ranks of Mah Jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed.

By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, and playing a round. Space is limited and registration is required. To sign-up, stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Main Library, visit our website, or call 781-320-1045. This workshop is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Main Library

Oct 18

Fri 4:00 pm

Books and Bites Book Club (Registration Required)

For kids in 2nd and 3rd grade. Who loves books?! Who loves snacks?! Who loves book-themed snacks?!  Each month 2nd and 3rd graders will read a chosen book and participate in discussion, activities, and themed snacks when possible. Email Kristy @ Kpasquariello@minlib.net for more info.    

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Oct 19

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

Oct 21

Mon 10:30 am

Westwood Early Childhood Presents: Baby Kneads (Registration Required)

Join Sheryl White as she helps parents learn to soothe, connect, and communicate with their babies. Topics include Infant Growth and Development, Baby Massage, Sign Language, Sleep, Nutrition and more.

 

Please Note: This is a Westwood Early Childhood program and you will need to register with them. See the link below:

Preregistration for the series is required.
Open to parents from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Dover & Sherborn.
Sign up @ https://tinyurl.com/WalpoleCFCE

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 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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Oct 22

Tue 6:30 pm

Magic the Gathering Club

Ages 9 and up. Drop in and play (or learn to play) the fantasy card game Magic the Gathering. Bring your own deck, or borrow a starter deck from the library. 

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Conference Room, Main Library

Oct 23

Wed 10:30 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Join the ranks of Mah Jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed.

By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, and playing a round. Space is limited and registration is required. To sign-up, stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Main Library, visit our website, or call 781-320-1045. This workshop is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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Community Room, Westwood Public Library

Oct 23

Wed 7:00 pm

Author Talk & Book Signing: Hallie Ephron

Mystery writer Hallie Ephron’s new novel asks if you can “KonMari” your spouse – Westwood Library October 23, 2019, 7 PM

Join Hallie Ephron, author of Careful What You Wish For, at the Westwood Public Library October 23, 2019, at 7PM. She’ll be talking about her new mystery novel about a professional organizer who’s married to a man who can’t pass a yard sale without stopping. Ephron, who lives in Milton, already had some firsthand experience since, for decades, she’s been happily married to a man who’s wedded to his stuff and spends his Saturday mornings happily yard sale-ing. 

In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly hailed the novel as “Outstanding… may be the first domestic thriller to weave in Marie Kondo’s decluttering theory about discarding things that don’t spark joy.” Jamie Lee Curtis reviewed it for TIME magazine, calling it “"Thrilling and suspenseful...a modern-day grown-up Nancy Drew."

Books, provided by Haley Booksellers, will be available for purchase and signing. Registration/RSVP is not required to attend, but it helpful for planning purposes. You will not need to print or present a ticket of any kind. This event is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Westwood Public Library, and is free and open to all. 

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Main Library

Oct 26

Sat 10:30 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

Oct 26

Sat 12:30 pm

Celebrate Diwali

Families are welcome to come to the library to celebrate Diwali! Listen to a kids Diwali story, learn about its history through a short presentation, enjoy a kids craft (paint a Diya), and a presentation of a Bollywood dance!

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Children's Department

Oct 28

Mon 10:30 am

Messy Mondays

Children ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver are invited to drop in for seasonal messy craft activities and sensory play. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 28

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

Oct 28

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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Oct 29

Tue 6:30 pm

Magic the Gathering Club

Ages 9 and up. Drop in and play (or learn to play) the fantasy card game Magic the Gathering. Bring your own deck, or borrow a starter deck from the library. 

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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Oct 29

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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Oct 30

Wed 10:30 am

Halloween Storytime and Parade

Come listen to Halloween stories, rhymes, and songs! Young children and caregivers are welcomed to come in costume and join us in a costume parade around the library after the program.

                Wednesday, October 30  @ 10:30 AM

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Main Library

Oct 30

Wed 1:45 pm

Teen Book Club (6th grade and up)

For teens and tweens in grades 6 and up. Take a break from the stresses of class and read a book just for fun! Join Felicia and Lizzy for fun activities, chat about the book, & have some yummy snacks!

Want to hang out and talk about books?! Then join us on every 2nd Early Release Wednesday at the library to enjoy good conversation (and sometimes spirited arguements over Hogwarts houses and if Twilight is good or bad...). Talk about the books, characters, and authors you love! Have questions? For more info on the bookclub or reading suggestions, or on anything really, find Felicia in the library or email fokeefe@minlib.net.

Books selections will be available for check out at the main library Circ desk and Teen Room.

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