October 2020 / Virtual Event (Zoom)

First Chapter Fridays

Join Westwood Children's Librarians  as they read aloud their favorite First Chapter books via Zoom. 

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Oct 6

Tue 10:00 am

Historical Fiction Book Group: THE SECRETS WE KEPT | Lara Prescott

Friends, books, and conversation! Join us via Zoom as we talk about The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott.

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Non-Fiction Book Club : THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS by Michael Finkel

Join Jenny and Molly in Zoom for a lively discussion group on non-fiction titles!

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First Chapter Fridays

Join Westwood Children's Librarians  as they read aloud their favorite First Chapter books via Zoom. 

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Virtual Event

Oct 13

Tue 7:30 pm

Thirteen Days in October: The Untold Cuban Missile Crisis

The Westwood Historical Society – in collaboration with the Westwood Public Library – will be hosting noted author, Michael Tougias, via Zoom. Michael will talk about the strategic wisdom of John F. Kennedy and the U-2 aerial spy program during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

Michael Tougias has conducted extensive research on disasters and historic moments in our history – and authored several books. During this program, Michael chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. The edge-of-your-seat presentation focuses on four incidents during the crisis that “had us a whisker away from nuclear war” and talks about the lessons learned. 

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Islington Branch Book Club: Have You Seen Luis Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Friends, books, and conversation! Join us via Zoom as we talk about HAVE YOU SEEN LUIS VELEZ by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

 

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Great Decisions with Tina McCusker: The Philippines and the US: Change and Continuity

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The topic, THE PHILIPPINES AND THE U.S., will be discussed via Zoom; a valid email address is required to register and attend. Questions? Email Tina McCusker, Reference Librarian & Great Decisions Facilitator at tmccusker@minlib.net. New attendees are encouraged to join! 

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Oct 16

Fri 10:30 am

Friday AM Book Club: AUTUMN by Ali Smith

Friends, books and conversation! Join us via Zoom as we talk about AUTUMN by Ali Smith.  All are welcome!

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First Chapter Fridays

Join Westwood Children's Librarians  as they read aloud their favorite First Chapter books via Zoom. 

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Virtual Event

Oct 19

Mon 7:00 pm

Literary Film Club: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson

Which was better - the book or the movie? Join us in discussing adaptations of classic and contemporary books!

The story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers -- and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

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Oct 20

Tue 7:00 pm

Westwood Friends’ of the Library Annual Meeting featuring local poet and author Lynne Viti

All are welcome to attend, via Zoom, the Friends of Westwood Library's Annual Meeting featuring local author and poet Lynne Viti.

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Oct 21

Wed 6:00 pm

Virtua Branch Book Share

A friendly meeting to discuss books that have been read and enjoyed by those attending

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Oct 26

Mon 7:00 pm

Nature Watching From Home

Discover new ways to enjoy nature from the comfort of your home! Join us in Zoom for this seasonal event series! Enjoy the changing of the seasons from the comfort of your own home, and beyond! Learn how to identify flora and fauna, stargazing basics, and eco-friendly tips that can help improve your impact on the environment.

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Oct 27

Tue 11:00 am

Spooky Halloween Storytime@Home

Join Miss Lizzy and Miss Kristy as they share Halloween songs and stories via zoom. 

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Virtual Events

Oct 28

Wed 7:00 pm

Choose Your Own Harry Potter Trivia Night!

Calling all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins test your knowledge of Harry Potter at this Family Trivia Night! Choose your own path through Hogwarts with this exciting virtual trivia experience, presented by The Trivia Brothers.

Register one computer per family and join in the challenge to win some prizes and test your knowledge. Hosted by the Trivia Brothers!

Email Kristy @ kpasquariello@minlib.net if you have any questions.

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