February 2021

Feb 1

Mon 6:00 pm

Meet the Author Jennifer De Leon

Note: This event is hosted by The Westwood METCO Program. Author Visit from Jennifer De Leon, author of Don't Ask Me Where I'm From tells the story of Liliana Cruz, a Boston teen from an immigrant family who is accepted into the METCO program and the challenges she faces as she is forced to confront racism at her new suburban school.

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DIY Craft Kits

A DIY Craft Kit for teens in grades 6 - 12. In February, we are making stress balls. You will be provided with all the materials you might need to make your own creation! 

Email fokeefe@minlib.net to register. You can sign up throughout the whole month for the current month's kit. Supplies are limited.

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Feb 2

Tue 10:00 am

Creative Kids DIY Kits: Program Full

Program is currently full. Email kcagan@minlib.net to be placed on the waitlist. 

Creative Kids DIY Kits: Sign up for DIY Creative Kids! For kids in grades K-1st. Children will receive a script based on a picture book for acting out at home and a themed craft and a link to video of Miss Karen reading that week's story. Supplies are limited so please register. Registration is for 6 weeks at a time. Each week starting January 4, craft kits will be available to pick up from the library.

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Virtual Event

Feb 2

Tue 4:00 pm

Wiggle and Giggle Virtual Storytime

Join Miss Suzie for stories, rhymes and songs on zoom. 

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Virtual Event

Feb 3

Wed 11:00 am

Wondrous Wednesday Storytime @ Home

Join Miss Kristy as she shares songs and stories via zoom. 
Grab your favorite stuffy and be prepared to sing along!

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Virtual

Feb 4

Thu 4:00 pm

Preschool Storycraft

Join Miss Kristy on Zoom for a cozy afternoon storytime followed by a simple craft. Registration is required for the craft kit, which will be availabe in advance of the storytime. Supplies are limited!

Email wwdchildrens@gmail.com to sign up. 

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Virtual Program

Feb 4

Thu 6:30 pm

Night Knitting

Join us for a night of knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch or hand quilting on Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm.  This virtual event will be presented via Zoom; you must provide a valid email adddress.  Meeting information, including a direct link to the meeting, will be mailed one day before the event.  For more information please email Claire at cconnors@Minlib.net.

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Feb 9

Tue 10:00 am

Creative Kids DIY Kits: Program Full

Program is currently full. Email kcagan@minlib.net to be placed on the waitlist. 

Creative Kids DIY Kits: Sign up for DIY Creative Kids! For kids in grades K-1st. Children will receive a script based on a picture book for acting out at home and a themed craft and a link to video of Miss Karen reading that week's story. Supplies are limited so please register. Registration is for 6 weeks at a time. Each week starting January 4, craft kits will be available to pick up from the library.

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Virtual Event

Feb 9

Tue 4:00 pm

Wiggle and Giggle Virtual Storytime

Join Miss Suzie for stories, rhymes and songs on zoom. 

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Virtual Event

Feb 9

Tue 7:30 pm

WESTWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY- The 100th Anniversary of the “Spanish Flu”

The Westwood Historical Society – in collaboration with the Westwood Public Library – will be hosting Anthony M. Sammarco as our speaker. A noted author and historian, he will talk about the Boston of 1918 and the disease that decimated the world population at that time – relating it to today’s Covid-19 epidemic.

Anthony Sammarco is a noted author and historian. He has lectured at the Boston Athenaeum and the Victorian Society/New England Chapter – and many items from his personal collection have gone to local archives. His books include: Boston’s Back Bay in the Victorian Era, Boston’s Immigrants, Howard Johnson’s: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Become a Roadside Icon, the Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History, and Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store.

 

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Virtual Event

Feb 10

Wed 11:00 am

Wondrous Wednesday Storytime @ Home

Join Miss Kristy as she shares songs and stories via zoom. 
Grab your favorite stuffy and be prepared to sing along!

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Virtual

Feb 11

Thu 4:00 pm

Preschool Storycraft

Join Miss Kristy on Zoom for a cozy afternoon storytime followed by a simple craft. Registration is required for the craft kit, which will be availabe in advance of the storytime. Supplies are limited!

Email wwdchildrens@gmail.com to sign up. 

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Virtual Event

Feb 11

Thu 6:30 pm

Great Decisions Online w/ Tina: Global Supply Chains and National Security

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The topic, Global Supply Chains and National Security, 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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Virtual Event

Feb 16

Tue 4:00 pm

Meditation for Kids: A Practical Approach to Life’s Challenges

Kids aged 7-11 are invited to this virtual meditation session, where they will learn techniques to help them feel less anxious and more in control of their emotional inner landscape.

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Virtual Event

Feb 16

Tue 7:00 pm

Middle School Book Club: Tornado Brain | Cat Patrick

Join Felicia via Zoom to discuss a new book every month. In February we will be reading Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick. Open to teens in grades 6 - 8.

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Tuesday, Feb. 16

Winter Take and Make Craft

Starting Tuesday morning and available all week while supplies last, pick up a Winter Take and Make craft kit at the library. 

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Virtual Event

Feb 17

Wed 1:00 pm

Pop Up Art School Presents: How to Make a Paper Yeti

Kids aged 8-12 are invited to join Pop Up Art School on Zoom as they walk you through the steps to make your own two-foot long paper Yeti using materials you have at home. Space is limited! 

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Virtual Event

Feb 17

Wed 7:00 pm

Harry Potter Virtual Escape from Azkaban

Get your best Harry Potter costumes ready and join us on zoom as we attempt to escape from Azkaban by solving puzzles! Prizes will be awarded for the best costume! The puzzles can be challenging for kids to do on their own, making this the perfect event for families to do together, or for kids 10 and up. Sign up on the library website.

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Virtual Event

Feb 18

Thu 4:00 pm

Best of Winter Virtual Storytime

Join Miss Lizzy and Miss Kristy as they share their favorite winter songs, rhymes, and stories. 

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Feb 23

Tue 7:00 pm

YA for Adult Book Club

You’re never too old for YA! Join like-minded adults to discuss these fine specimens of Young Adult literature! In February we will discuss Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk via Zoom

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