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.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Music Play Patrol (t
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10:30 am - 11:00 am (Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Enjoy this weekly musical program that is sure to get kids dancing and learning about music, rhthym and instruments. (30 mins) Sponsored by Paskack Junior Woman’s Club.
Java Coding on ZOOM
Thursday, Jan. 21, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)
Beginner and intermediate users will be challenged in this popular programming language. Java is used in many gaming and app development opportunities such as Minecraft.  Students will exercise their imaginations and creative skills along with developing their problem solving and analytical skills.  (1 hr)
Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Do you have some interesting items at home and are wondering what they're worth, if anything? Join us for this fun interactive program with Mike Ivankovich, Master Personal Property Appraiser. Mike has over 35 years experience as an Antique Dealer and has also served as an auctioneer. He will talk a little bit about how things are valued, and will appraise 1 item per attendee. We ask that you have a "backup" item in case Mike needs to do some additional research on your primary item. All attendees will have the opportunity to have an item appraised. Registration is required as space is limited.
Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:30pm
The Online Book Group takes place on zoom and all adults are welcome to join.  Copies of the book are available at the Library a month prior to each discussion.  Please note that some titles are also available as downloadable ebooks and eaudio books.  Please register for each month you plan to attend and a zoom iniviation will be sent to you prior to each discussion date.

 
Friday, Jan. 22, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Friday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am - 11:00 am (Fridays, January 15, 22, 29 & February 5 @ 10:30 am)
Learning and reciting nursery rhymes in early childhood is important for language development and early literacy skills. We will listen to the story and then build the story in the order of events.  These sequencing activities will increase comprehension of the stories and will also build critical thinking skills. A new story is read weekly. You must pick up your activity pack from the library to participate in all 4 sessions and have a sheet of paper, scissors and glue stick each week. (30 mins)
Monday, Jan. 25, 7pm
Open to the public, zoom invitation posted on website prior to meeting.  
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 12pm-1pm

Join Google Trainer, Randi Penfil for a one hour training!

Date/Time:
 Jan 26th 12pm - 1pm
Title: Power Your Job Search with Google Tools

Description: Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience using Google Workspace tools. 

In this session we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Discovering career opportunities using Job Search on Google

  • Using Google Sheets to track the progress of job applications

  • Creating a resume using Google Docs

Intro to Scratch Cod
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 4:30 pm)
Scratch is a visual programming language created by the MIT Media Lab in 2007. Its drag-and-drop interface with colorful blocks makes it one of the most intuitive programming languages for young learners.  Users build critical thinking skills. (1 hr)
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (January 26, February 23, March 23 at 7 pm)
Up for a little competition? Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month  at 7 pm for some games and challenges! Grab some friends and compete in different games every month. Open to teens in grades 6-12, please register for zoom access.
Anytime Story Time (
Wednesday, Jan. 27, Anytime (Wednesday, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24)
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. (15 mins)
Java Coding on ZOOM
Thursday, Jan. 28, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)
Beginner and intermediate users will be challenged in this popular programming language. Java is used in many gaming and app development opportunities such as Minecraft.  Students will exercise their imaginations and creative skills along with developing their problem solving and analytical skills.  (1 hr)
Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by the Bergen County Division of Consumer Affairs, this webinar includes how to avoid small business scams, protecting your clients' personal information, data breach responsibilty and more. Please register for access.
Friday, Jan. 29, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Friday, Jan. 29, 10:30 am - 11:00 am (Fridays, January 15, 22, 29 & February 5 @ 10:30 am)
Learning and reciting nursery rhymes in early childhood is important for language development and early literacy skills. We will listen to the story and then build the story in the order of events.  These sequencing activities will increase comprehension of the stories and will also build critical thinking skills. A new story is read weekly. You must pick up your activity pack from the library to participate in all 4 sessions and have a sheet of paper, scissors and glue stick each week. (30 mins)
Book Buddies on Goog
Monday, Feb. 1, 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, Feb. 1, 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, Feb. 1, 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, Feb. 1, 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)
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