January 2020

Main Library

Jan 3

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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Children's Department

Jan 3

Fri 3:30 pm

First Friday Drop-in Craft

Drop in from the cold and join us on the first Friday of every month for a cozy afternoon of craft making. Crafts will be geared at age 5 and up, but younger kids are welcome with an adult's help. Please note that all children under 8 must have an adult accompanying them. 

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Main Library

Jan 6

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 Info. Desk

Jan 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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Jan 7

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

Jan 7

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

Jan 8

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, Conference Room

Jan 8

Wed 7:00 pm

Westwood Writer’s Group

Write your novel or memoir in 2020 with the Westwood Writer's Group!

These monthly workshops will help you work through the art and craft of writing a novel and find support with other writers.

  • January 8th, 2020: Define and refine your novel's subject
  • February 5th, 2020: Who are your characters? 
  • March 11th  : Story vs. Plot

Whether you write with or without an outline, whether this is your first novel or 10th, you will learn something new and teach us too.

Also, a short writing exercise to exercise your imagination and writing muscle.

Come join us! RSVP at anu@writesanu.com, or by clicking the "Read More" button below. 

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Conference Room, Main Library

Jan 10

Fri 10:00 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners *Program Full*

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.

*This program is full. Please call if you would like to be added to the waitlist. 

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Main Library

Jan 10

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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Jan 10

Fri 6:30 pm

Get a Clue! after hours

Love the game Clue? Come solve the mystery after-hours at the library! This mystery game takes the classic game of Clue off the board and into a real life! All will be in a race to be the first to discover the answer to who, what, when, and why.  For tweens/teens in grades 6-12. 

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Main Library

Jan 13

Mon 10:00 am

2020 Census Application Assistance

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Representatives will be available to assist with the online application at the Main Library.

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Main Library

Jan 13

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, Conference Room

Jan 13

Mon 12:15 pm

Lunchtime Meditation

Join mindfulness expert Soni Sayana at the Main Library in the Conference Room for free meditation sessions. No registration is required and all are welcome.

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Jan 14

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 Children's Program Room

Jan 15

Wed 6:30 pm

Mother-Daughter Bookclub

Kids grades 3 – 5 and a female adult. This awesome book group for girls and their favorite female adult will feature books both old and new!

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Conference Room, Main Library

Jan 17

Fri 10:00 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners *Program Full*

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.

*This program is full. Please call if you would like to be added to the waitlist. 

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Main Library

Jan 17

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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Main Library

Jan 18

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

Jan 18

Sat 1:30 pm

2020 Census Application Assistance

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Representatives will be available to assist with the online application at the Main Library.

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Jan 21

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

Jan 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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Main Library

Jan 22

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, & chow down on snacks!

Join us on every 2nd Early Release Wednesday at the library to enjoy good conversation (and sometimes spirited arguements...). 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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Main Library

Jan 22

Wed 6:00 pm

2020 Census Application Assistance

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Representatives will be available to assist with the online application at the Main Library.

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Community Room

Jan 22

Wed 7:00 pm

Bicycling Alone Across the U.S. at Age 70

Join John Springfield as he takes you on a 2900-mile bicycle trip from the Atlantic Ocean in Georgia to the Pacific Ocean in California in early 2019.  We will dodge tornadoes in Alabama, endure temperatures from 32 to 99 degrees, climb mountains, and ford streams.  Learn about the 900-mile desert in the southwest where food and water is lacking.  Run into cowboys in a small West Texas Café.  All this and more, alone, at a young age of 70. John, a retired computer programmer and former instructor at Boston College's Evening School, has been bicycle touring since 1964, cycling in all 48 lower states and several Canadian provinces. Come hear his amazing story! All are welcome!

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Main Library, Community Room

Jan 23

Thu 7:00 pm

Thursday PM Book Club (TNBC)

 Due to the popularity of the Friday AM Book Club, we are adding a second session on Thursday evenings! The groups will read the same titles. Email Molly at mriportella@minlib.net to join the Thursday PM Book Club.

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Main Library

Jan 24

Fri 10:00 am

2020 Census Application Assistance

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Representatives will be available to assist with the online application at the Main Library.

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Main Library, Conference Room

Jan 24

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club (FMBC)

Friends, books, conversation and coffee! Due to the popularity of the Friday AM Book Club, we are adding a second session on Thursday evenings! The groups will read the same titles. Email Molly at mriportella@minlib.net for more information. 

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Main Library

Jan 24

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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Jan 25

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, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

Jan 27

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

Jan 27

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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Main Library

Jan 28

Tue 10:00 am

2020 Census Application Assistance

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Representatives will be available to assist with the online application at the Main Library.

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Jan 28

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

Jan 28

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, Conference Room

Jan 29

Wed 7:45 pm

Peace of Mind Evening Meditation

Join mindfulness expert Soni Sayana at the Main Library in the Conference Room for free meditation sessions. No registration is required and all are welcome.

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Conference Room, Main Library

Jan 31

Fri 10:00 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners *Program Full*

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.

*This program is full. Please call if you would like to be added to the waitlist. 

Read More

Main Library

Jan 31

Fri 3:00 pm

Fri-Yay!

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed informal setting. Eat, play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.

           Fridays @ 3:00PM

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