March 2020

Mar 4

Wed 5:30 pm

Reception by Westwood Artists

Drop by the library from 5:30-7 PM, for a reception with light refreshments and an opportunity to see the show and meet the exhibiting artists.

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Main Library

Mar 4

Wed 7:00 pm

First Line Frenzy—CANCELLED

First Line Frenzy, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled due to illness. We hope to reschedule this, or a similar event next month. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to hosting additional writing events in the future. If you have questions, would like to be emailed when this event is rescheduled, or have a specific program request, please contact Molly Riportella at mriportell@minlib.net. You may also reach out to the instructor, Rebecca Heyman, at beccaheyman@gmail.com.

 

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First Line Frenzy is a community learning project from longtime freelance book editor, Rebecca Heyman. Participants submit the first line of their novel (anonymously!), and Rebecca provides educational, supportive, nuanced critiques that help lead authors to a better understanding of what makes a great opening line. Authors who wish to have their work included in the live presentation should email their novel's first line to beccaheyman@gmail.com with subject line "First Line Frenzy". Don't have a first line to share? All are welcome! Join us to learn about what makes a strong opening line, and get other tips & writing advice from Rebecca. Registration is encouraged, though not required. Call 781-320-1045 to register.  

Rebecca Faith Heyman holds a BA and MA in English and American Literature (min. Creative Writing) from New York University. She’s an advisor to the board of Reedsy, Inc., and the founder and director of The Work Conference, an annual, weekend-long, boutique writers' conference in NYC. Rebecca believes that humor, honesty and keen discernment are the foundations of good editorial work. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, two kids, and Siberian cat.

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Main Library

Mar 5

Thu 4:30 pm

Narcissism and How To Recover From Exposure To It

The word narcissism is frequently used these days. Where did it come from? What does it mean? How does its presence effect the human race? Who benefits from it? Who suffers from it? Can knowing more about it help the human race?

Our speaker, Susan Lynne Arnold, will offer her thoughts, and other experts’ thoughts, about these questions. She will also invite the audience attendees to share their questions and comments. 

In 2019, Ms. Arnold authored a book about narcissism titled Memoir of a Narcissist’s Daughter. The book tells the story of a daughter’s recovery from the life-depleting effects of her mother’s narcissism. Ms. Arnold will read the Introduction to her book, and then take questions and comments about it from the audience.

At the end of the presentation, Ms. Arnold will provide copies of her book for those who want one. Registration is required. Please email mriportellla@minlib.net or susanlynnearnold2@gmail.com, call 781-320-1045 or stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk to sign-up. This event is free and open to all. 

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Mar 7

Sat 2:00 pm

Read to a Dog-Canceled

Kids in grades K-4 can sign up for a 15-minute "appointment" to read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Sign up starts two weeks in advance, in person or on the phone. *Registration required.  

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Conference Room

Mar 10

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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Main Library

Mar 10

Tue 1:30 pm

Preschool Spanish Fun! (Canceled)

For ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver. Join Senora Kristin for an hour of learning Spanish through stories, songs, and play activities!

Please call 781-320-1042 to register. 

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Main Library

Mar 11

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

Mar 11

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

Mar 17

Tue 1:30 pm

Preschool Spanish Fun! (Canceled)

For ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver. Join Senora Kristin for an hour of learning Spanish through stories, songs, and play activities!

Please call 781-320-1042 to register. 

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Main Library, Conference Room

Mar 18

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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Mar 19

Thu 1:00 pm

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Library have cancelled the Book Sale that was scheduled for March, in response to concerns about the Coronavirus.  When the event is re-scheduled we will post the new dates.  At this time, the Friends are not accepting additional book donations.

We look forward to welcoming you at the book sale when it is rescheduled and thank you for your support of the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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Mar 20

Fri 10:00 am

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Library have cancelled the Book Sale that was scheduled for March, in response to concerns about the Coronavirus.  When the event is re-scheduled we will post the new dates.  At this time, the Friends are not accepting additional book donations.

We look forward to welcoming you at the book sale when it is rescheduled and thank you for your support of the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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Mar 21

Sat 10:00 am

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Library have cancelled the Book Sale that was scheduled for March, in response to concerns about the Coronavirus.  When the event is re-scheduled we will post the new dates.  At this time, the Friends are not accepting additional book donations.

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Conference Room

Mar 24

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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Main Library

Mar 24

Tue 1:30 pm

Preschool Spanish Fun! (Canceled)

For ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver. Join Senora Kristin for an hour of learning Spanish through stories, songs, and play activities!

Please call 781-320-1042 to register. 

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Main Library, Conference Room

Mar 30

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

Mar 31

Tue 1:30 pm

Preschool Spanish Fun! (Canceled)

For ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver. Join Senora Kristin for an hour of learning Spanish through stories, songs, and play activities!

Please call 781-320-1042 to register. 

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