October 2019 / Adult

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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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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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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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 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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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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