February 2020

Main Library, Conference Room

Feb 3

Mon 12:15 pm

Lunchtime Meditation canceled

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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Main Library, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

Feb 3

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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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Feb 4

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

Feb 4

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle-Canceled

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, Conference Room

Feb 5

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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Main Library/ Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Feb 6

Thu 6:30 pm

Harry Potter Book Night: Triwizard Tournament

We are very excited to announce that the Triwizard Tournament is the theme for Harry Potter Book Night 2020. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry and three other champions must face challenges that will test them in different ways – their magical prowess, their daring and their powers of deduction. Are you brave enough to put your name into the Goblet of Fire? Wizards, witches and Muggles of all ages are welcome!  

Thursday,  February 6th @ 6:30PM 

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Conference Room, Main Library

Feb 7

Fri 10:00 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners *Program Full*

A free, six-week workshop where players will learn Mah Jongg basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, etc. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Children's Department

Feb 7

Fri 4:00 pm

First Friday Drop-in Craft-Canceled

Drop in 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, 2nd Floor Info. Desk

Feb 10

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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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Conference Room

Feb 11

Tue 10:00 am

Great Decisions *Westwood Woman’s Club*-canceled

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and facilitated by a member of the Westwood Woman's Club.  All are welcome!

Program is free and open to all, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged!  Please contact Westwood Reference Staff at 781-320-1045 to register.  A limited number of copies of the 2019 Briefing Book are available at the Reference Desk for check-out.

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Feb 11

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

Feb 14

Fri 10:00 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners *Program Full*

A free, six-week workshop where players will learn Mah Jongg basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, etc. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Feb 18

Tue 4:00 pm

Trevor the Games Man

Drop in with the whole family for a hilarious and unique participatory show with Trevor the Games man! Watch Trevor perform on his stilts and participate in games and a craft. All ages are welcome with a grown up. 

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Feb 18

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

Feb 18

Tue 7:00 pm

Spanish Conversation Circle-Canceled

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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Feb 19

Wed 3:00 pm

Interactive Family Movie: The Wizard of Oz

Families are welcome to join us for an interactive showing of one of the most beloved movies of all time. Feel free to bring a blanket and snacks as you settle in to sing along with props and activities throughout the movie! 

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Community Room, Westwood Public Library

Feb 19

Wed 7:00 pm

The Learning Lab: ReferenceUSA

Did you know you have the ability to collection information and data on over 48 million businesses, and 272 million consumers with just your library card? Come learn how at the Library's Learning Lab! 

With ReferenceUSA, you can:

Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
Find business opportunities
Locate companies nationwide
Research business executives
View historical market trends
Track down addresses and phone numbers
Discover news articles for research

If you are unable to bring a laptop, please speak with Molly Riportella, Head of Adult Services to reserve one of the  library’s laptops. Please note that these sessions require basic computer and online knowledge; for beginner lessons please call to inquire about our Individual Computer Classes.  Registration is strongly encouraged, though not required. Call 781-320-1045, email mriportella@minlib.net, or click "Read More".

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Feb 20

Thu 5:30 pm

Stuffed Animal Sleepover CANCELED

For Children ages 2-8. We will read a few stories, eat a snack, and make a special nametag for your stuffed animal. Leave them overnight at the library and they'll have a sleepover party just for stuffed animals! Pick them up the next day any time after 10:00 am and find out what adventures they had in the library after hours!  Feel free to wear pajamas to this evening event. *Registration required. 

This Program has been canceled. 

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Main Library, Community Room

Feb 20

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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Conference Room, Main Library

Feb 21

Fri 10:00 am

Mah Jongg for Beginners *Program Full*

A free, six-week workshop where players will learn Mah Jongg basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, etc. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Main Library, Conference Room

Feb 21

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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Feb 21

Fri 2:00 pm

Winter Crafternoon

For all ages with a parent/caregiver. Join us for a cozy afternoon of crafting at the library! 

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Main Library

Feb 22

Sat 10:30 am

Dads and Donuts (Canceled)

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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Children's Department

Feb 24

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 Info. Desk

Feb 24

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in (Canceled until Further Notice)

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

Feb 24

Mon 6:30 pm

Westwood Library Quilters-Canceled

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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Conference Room

Feb 25

Tue 10:00 am

Great Decisions *Westwood Woman’s Club*-canceled

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library and facilitated by a member of the Westwood Woman's Club.  All are welcome!

Program is free and open to all, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged!  Please contact Westwood Reference Staff at 781-320-1045 to register.  A limited number of copies of the 2019 Briefing Book are available at the Reference Desk for check-out.

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Feb 25

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

Feb 25

Tue 7:00 pm

YA for Adults Book Club-Canceled

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

Feb 26

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

Feb 26

Wed 7:45 pm

Peace of Mind Evening Meditation canceled

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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Community Room

Feb 27

Thu 1:00 pm

A Friendly Look Into A Bee Hive

A Friendly Look Into a Beehive -- Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Westwood Garden Club

With Susan Robinson from Buzz 10 Honey

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Main Library, Community Room

Feb 27

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions with Tina McCusker canceled

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading an article about a particular global issue, watching the DVD & meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Copies of articles are available the Main Library. If you are interested in attending, please email TMcCusker@minlib.net. 

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