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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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