Westwood Free Public Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Westwood Free Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Monday, Sep. 21, 10am-11:30am
Monday, Sep. 14, 10-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom.  Beginner's welcome.

Mondays and Fridays starting in September.  

For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Multicultural Girl (
Monday, Sep. 21, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm (Mondays, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 23 & Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm)
Multicultural Girl (non-binary) Book Club - We'll read a chapter book each month and learn about girls from different cultural backgrounds. Books must be read before each meeting and can be found on Libby and in the library catalog (www.bccls.org).  Monthly books are as follows:  (9/21 Farah Rocks Fifth Grade/Palestinian), (10/19 Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business/Korean),  (11/23 Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane/African-American), (12/21 Stella Diaz Has Something To Say/Mexican)  - (45 mins)
Monday, Sep. 21, 7pm-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.

Mondays and Thursdays starting in September.  

For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a virtual program presented by Drs. Cathy and Jett Gurman of Westwood Family Chiropractic. As many of us are sitting a lot more due to working from home, this will be a very useful program to help us maintain a healthy back as we manage what may become a new normal. Please register.
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13)
Are you interested in becoming an ESL tutor? The Literacy Volunteers of the Pascack Valley is hosting this free remote tutor training workshop, registration is required. Please plan to attend all five sessions. Click this link to register.  
https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/tutor-training-workshop-form.html
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 7pm-7:40pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website (www.nhnusa.org).

These meetings are run by NhN.  To attend, register through http://www.nhnusa.org


 
Anytime Story Time w
Wednesday, Sep. 23, Anytime (Wednesday, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23 & 9/30)
Have naps and errands kept you from making it to a scheduled story time?  Then, watch our new series of  pre-recorded story times available to you anytime!   New story times are posted weekly and there's no need to register.  Older videos can be seen from our YouTube Channel. 
Little Yogis (Gr - K
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 4 pm))
Sign your child up for a mentally and physically beneficial virtual yoga class. Children will practice good mindfulness techniques with a certified yoga instructor. (30 mins)
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2pm-4:30pm
A small collection of used books available for sale. 
Crafternoon: (Gr K-5
Thursday, Sep. 24, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Each month we'll try a different, easy craft just for the fun of it!.  We'll provide the craft kits and notify you when you can pick them up.  We'll work on them together on Google Meet. (30 mins)
Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm
People in extended job searches tend to lose traction and become unproductive.  This presentation takes a fresh look at some time-tested time management strategies as well as offering some creative solutions to typical time-wasting behaviors.  


Paul Cecala, a Five O’Clock Club Certified Career Coach, has been coaching
since 1999 and assisted over 3000 people in either changing careers or starting their
professional lives. He has worked for several post-secondary career schools as Director
of Career Services specializing in Biotech/pharmaceutical careers, Green Economy jobs,
aviation, allied health, IT and general administrative professions. He has also worked as
a program manager for lifelong learning and workforce development training at
Fairleigh Dickinson University and County College of Morris. Additionally, he helped
develop the job search training process for several NJ Department of Labor sponsored
job search groups.

As a student of the job search process he finds particular interest in project
planning a job search, networking, and securing offers from the interview. Paul has
presented over 600 seminars on topics ranging from career pathing to interview follow-
up for organizations including schools like Lincoln Technical Schools, Centenary
College, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut and Embry Riddle
Aeronautical University; networking and job search groups like the Professional
Services Group and Princeton Job Seekers; and social clubs like Montclair Divorce
Support Group and Out Professionals of NYC.

Paul has a BS in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to career
coaching, he had a long career in corporate aviation sales. His final position in this
arena was Vice President of Aircraft Charter Sales for a nation-wide industry leader.
Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm-8:30pm
Free english classes on zoom with bilingual instructor.  Beginners welcome.

Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm-8:30pm. 

For more information email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
 
Friday, Sep. 25, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Boogie Woogie Babies
Friday, Sep. 25, 10:30 am - 11:00 am (Fridays, September 9/4, 9/11, 9/18 & 9/25 @ 10:30 - 11:00 am)
Jump, exercise, listen to directions while dancing to upbeat songs and having fun. (30 mins)
Friday, Sep. 25, 10am-11:30am
Starts Friday, September 18 at 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom.  Beginner's welcome.

Mondays and Fridays starting in September.  

For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Debate Club (Gr 4 &
Friday, Sep. 25, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm (Fridays, Sep 25 & Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 4:00 pm)
An introduction to the art of debate.  Children will develop oral and written communication skills, critical thinking skills, research, organization and presentation skills.  Taught by a high school honor student and Debate Team member. ( 45  mins)
Sunday, Sep. 27, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Who doesn't love a Sunday afternoon outdoor Jazz concert? Martin Pizzarelli is a world-renowned bassist and his trio is sure to please! Please register, chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Monday, Sep. 28, 10am-11:30am
Monday, Sep. 14, 10-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom.  Beginner's welcome.

Mondays and Fridays starting in September.  

For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Animation Workshop:
Monday, Sep. 28, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
This is an interactive initiative created by award winning Animator Luis Medrano to unleash your child's creative persona through the art of animation and storytelling. Please see additional note on the tech specifications required for this class.   (45 mins)
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