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:
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Jump & Move (Gr K-2)
Thursday, Apr. 22, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29)
J.A.M! (Jump And Move!) class geared for kids ages 5-8 who want a cool introduction to playful dance moves and grooves.(30 mins) Sponsored by Peak Pac NJ.
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Jump & Move (Gr K-2)
Thursday, Apr. 29, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29)
J.A.M! (Jump And Move!) class geared for kids ages 5-8 who want a cool introduction to playful dance moves and grooves.(30 mins) Sponsored by Peak Pac NJ.
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Star Wars: May the 4
Tuesday, May 4, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Let's celebrate Star Wars, "May the 4th Be With You"  Day with an easy snack you can make and decoding activity.  You will need these ingredients to make Blue MIlk and Princess Leia apple snack.  See Ingredients List  A decoding activity also accompanies this program.  You will be notified when it is available for pick up. (45 mins)
Monday, Apr. 19, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.
Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.
For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Book Buddies on Goog
Monday, Apr. 19, 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
Book Buddies on Goog
Monday, Apr. 19, 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
Book Buddies on Goog
Monday, Apr. 19, 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
Book Buddies on Goog
Monday, Apr. 19, 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
Monday, Apr. 19, 7pm
This is a teen led book group to discuss women's classic literature (and sometimes watch the movie!).  Copies of each month's book will be available at the circulation desk a month before. 

Schedule:

Monday, April 19th at 7pm: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Monday, May 17 at 7pm: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Monday, June 21 at 7pm: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Monday, Apr. 19, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.
Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.
For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15th, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18)
Junior Library Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Please register for each meeting you plan on attending.
Anytime Story Time (
Wednesday, Apr. 21, Anytime (Wednesday, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21 & 4/28)
Anytime Time Story Time gives you the freedom to watch a story anytime, anywhere.  A story is posted weekly on the Children's page of the website or on our YouTube Channel.  Story Times are a great introduction to board books, picture books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. No registration required. (15 mins)
Artpalooza: Henri Ma
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Let's learn about some different types of art and the artists that create them.  Henri Matisse was a talented French artist.  We'll listen to a story, see some of his art and then create a similar paper collage.  You'll need scissors and glue.  We will provide an activity kit and email you when it is ready for you to pick up. (45 mins)
Seeds to Flowers (Gr
Thursday, Apr. 22, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Students will be able to identify the process of growth and development from a seed to a plant.  Each registered child will receive a biogdegradable peat pot and a flower seed pack. You supply the potting soil. Limited supplies. (30 mins)
Thursday, Apr. 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by Mark Lange of Society for Financial Awareness. Topics include distribution of estate, wills, and trusts, specific estate planning strategies, the purpose of estate planning and avoiding probate.
Thursday, Apr. 22, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.
Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.
For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Rhythm & Instruments
Friday, Apr. 23, 10:30 am - 11:00 am (Fridays, April 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 10:30 am -11:00 am )
Does your child love music and dancing?  Then they will LOVE this class where connections to instruments, rhythms and patterns are explored with experienced choreographer, Ms Rae.  Children are encourged to bring whatever instrument they have such as shakers, guitar, drums or any homemade instruments. 30 mins Sponsored by Choreography by Ms. Rae.
Friday, Apr. 23, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.
Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.
For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583
To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Gamers Club: Roblox
Friday, Apr. 23, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm (Fridays, April 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm on Google Meet)
Play weekly mini games and test your skill against other gamers. Roblox is a popular game creation system. The site is monitored on a private/secure server.  Players must download free the Roblox app onto their preferred device and is available for both Windows or Mac.  (45 mins)
Saturday, Apr. 24, 9:00 am - 10:00 am (April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24)
Learn the ancient graceful movements of Tai Chi. For safety in a virtual environment, the class has been modified and will be performed from a seated position in a sturdy chair. We will begin with gentle stretching and movements (suitable for all ages) to increase energy and circulation. Then we will practice the 12 classical tendon exchange exercises (Yi Gun Gin) to strengthen your tendons and bones, concluding with Tai Chi movements. This class is designed to integrate both mind and body, thereby creating balance and energy to sustain a healthy immune system. Additional benefits are improved posture, managing stress, and slowing the aging process.
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