November 2019

Main Library

Nov 4

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

Nov 4

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

Nov 5

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, November 5, 2019  A Year in Morocco   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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Nov 5

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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Main Library

Nov 6

Wed 2:00 pm

One up Games: Open Game Play!

Middle Schoolers can come to the library on Half Wednesday for two hours of open game play with One Up Games featuring SuperSmash Bro., Fortnite, MarioKart, and more!

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Main Library

Nov 6

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

Nov 7

Thu 6:30 pm

YABOI: Youth Advisory Board of Improvement (Volunteer opportunity)

For teens in grades 6th-12. Interested in volunteering at the library and participating on our Youth Advisory Board (YAB)? Want to become a member of library Team Reads? Join us on the first Thursday night of the month for YAB+ Volunteens (the first hour will be a YAB meeting and 2nd hour is an option to stay for a volunteer project in the children's/teen department).

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Main Library, Community Room

Nov 7

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Contact the Adult Services Department at 781-320-1045 for more information.

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Nov 12

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

Nov 12

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

Nov 13

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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Community Room

Nov 13

Wed 7:00 pm

Special Author Event featuring local author Neal Sanders - Gardening Is Murder!

Some garden for the love of it, but others, like presenter Neal Sanders, garden more for the love of their spouse!  All are invited to come and enjoy this laugh-out-loud presentation about gardening from the "spouse's point of view."

Sponsored by Community Spotlight, Friends of the Westwood Public Library, and Friends of the Westwood Council on Aging.

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Children’s Department, Main Library

Nov 14

Thu 3:45 pm

Visit with Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood!

Families with children are welcome to stop by the kids department starting at 4:45PM to visit with Cinderella and Little Red from Westwood Players upcoming musical Into the Woods! They will read a short story and sing a song from the musical. 

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Main Library, Community Room

Nov 15

Fri 10:30 am

J.L. Rose and BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER

The product of three decades of research, J.L. Rose's brilliant novel reveals the story (1587-1620), before the famous Atlantic crossing. Rich with details of 16th & 17th century England and Holland, the dramatic path to the Mayflower is illuminated, filled with risk and romance.

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Main Library

Nov 15

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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Nov 16

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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Nov 16

Sat 12:00 pm

Celebrate International Friendship Week

Celebrate International Friendship week with Westwood's Finest. Drop by the library with your children for cookies, hot cocoa and a friendly chat with Westwood Police.  For details, click here, or better yet, drop by the library.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Nov 18

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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Nov 19

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

Nov 19

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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Main Library

Nov 23

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

Nov 25

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

Nov 25

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

Nov 25

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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Nov 26

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

Nov 26

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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Community Room, Westwood Public Library

Nov 29

Fri 2:00 pm

Elf: Interactive Movie

Families are welcome to join us for lots of laughs, singing, eating marshmallows and more as we follow along with Elf in this interactive watching extravaganza!

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