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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CLOSED
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Saturday, Aug. 1
(Jan. 1, 20, Feb. 17, April 10, 12 May 10, 24, 25, June 21, July 4, 5, Sept. 5,6, 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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H20 Olympics: (Gr 3-5) online WebEx
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
H20 Olympics: (Gr 3-5) online WebEx
Monday, Aug. 3, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pmH20 Olympics: (Gr 3-
WebEx
How does a bug seem to walk on the surface of the water? Why do water droplets cling to a glass? Children will watch water experiment demonstrations and explore the structure and behavior of a water molecule. (30 mins)
Coding for Teens
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Coding for Teens
Monday, Aug. 3, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Mondays June 22, 29, July 6,13,20,27, August 3,10)

Via ZOOM
Learn HTML & CSS coding to allow you to design your own website! Open to teens in 6th - 12th grades. Please add the Editey app (orange) to your Google account before class. As this program is cummulative, please plan on attending all classes. No previous experience required. Registration require...read more

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Tacky the Penguin on ZOOM (Gr. K-3)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Tacky the Penguin on ZOOM (Gr. K-3)
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 10:30 am - 11:00 amTacky the Penguin on
ZOOM
A sensory friendly exploration of how differences make us special and unique. Audience is invited to sing and move like Tacky, his friends, and the hunters as we explore the land of the penguins with different tactile activities you can do from your home! In this sensory exploration, tacky makes fun...read more
Avoiding Back Attacks or.... Why Is Sitting Killing Me!
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avoiding Back Attacks or.... Why Is Sitting Killing Me!
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
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.
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Anytime Story Time with Miss Denise: (babies/toddlers) Pre-Recorded videos
Anytime
Anytime Story Time with Miss Denise: (babies/toddlers) Pre-Recorded videos
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 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)
Anytime Story Time w
Pre-recorded videos from our website or YouTube channel
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 Cha...read more
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Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:00 am - 11:15 amBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:15 am - 11:30 amBook Buddies on Goog
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:30 am - 11:45 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:30 am - 11:45 amBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:45 am - 12:00 pmBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Teen Virtual Escape Room - The Mandalorian
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Virtual Escape Room - The Mandalorian
Thursday, Aug. 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via ZOOM
Based on the new Star Wars series! Open to teens in 6-12 grade. Registration required for access.

Family Campfire Songs on ZOOM
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 Family Campfire Songs on ZOOM
Thursday, Aug. 6, 8:00 pm - 8:30 pmFamily Campfire Song
ZOOM
You wil sing some old songs and learn new ones in this family virtual program. (30 mins)
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Debate Club (Gr 4 & 5) on Google Meet
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Debate Club (Gr 4 & 5) on Google Meet
Friday, Aug. 7, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
(Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 August, 7 & 14 @ 1:00 pm)
Debate Club (Gr 4 &
Google Meet
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)

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 CLOSED
Saturday, Aug. 8
(Jan. 1, 20, Feb. 17, April 10, 12 May 10, 24, 25, June 21, July 4, 5, Sept. 5,6, 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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Coding for Teens
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Coding for Teens
Monday, Aug. 10, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Mondays June 22, 29, July 6,13,20,27, August 3,10)

Via ZOOM
Learn HTML & CSS coding to allow you to design your own website! Open to teens in 6th - 12th grades. Please add the Editey app (orange) to your Google account before class. As this program is cummulative, please plan on attending all classes. No previous experience required. Registration require...read more

Reading Against Racism Book Group: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
7pm
Reading Against Racism Book Group: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Monday, Aug. 10, 7pm
(Monday, July 13 at 7pm, Monday, August 10 at 7pm.)

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Summer Craft: Cereal Box Aquarium on Google Meet (Gr K-3)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Summer Craft: Cereal Box Aquarium on Google Meet (Gr K-3)
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10:30 am - 11:00 amSummer Craft: Cereal
Google Meet
If you can't get to the aquarium this summer, we'll make our own using your basic craft supplies. (30 minutes)  
Shark Attack! (Grades 3-5) on ZOOM
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Shark Attack! (Grades 3-5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pmShark Attack! (Grade
ZOOM
Are sharks really the ferocious eating machines they seem to be in movies? Learn the truth about these special fish. The truth is often more fascinating than fiction. If your child is enrolled in the Summer Reading program, they will earn a summer reading raffle ticket for attending. (30 mins)

Stress Reduction during Stressful Times
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stress Reduction during Stressful Times
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
Get some tips for stress relief, something much needed in today's climate! Presented by Drs. Cathy and Jett Gurman of Westwood Family Chiropractic. Please register for Zoom access.
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Anytime Story Time with Miss Denise: (babies/toddlers) Pre-Recorded videos
Anytime
Anytime Story Time with Miss Denise: (babies/toddlers) Pre-Recorded videos
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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)
Anytime Story Time w
Pre-recorded videos from our website or YouTube channel
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 Cha...read more
Pizza with Pompilio’s!
6:00 pm
 Pizza with Pompilio’s!
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6:00 pm
Via ZOOM
Join us for a fun family evening, as owner John walks us through making our own pizzas! As we wait for our pizza to cook, Miss Denise will present a pizza storytime! Registration is required, as you will need to pick up the pizza supplies at Pompilio's the day of the program (you provide extra t...read more

Teen Virtual Book Group
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Teen Virtual Book Group
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via ZOOM
For teens in 6th-9th grades. Registration is required for access to the zoom meeting. Books are available on hoopla. If you need a library card, or need your card renewed, send an email to library@westwood.bccls.org.

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Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 13, 11:00 am - 11:15 amBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 13, 11:15 am - 11:30 amBook Buddies on Goog
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:30 am - 11:45 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 13, 11:30 am - 11:45 amBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 13, 11:45 am - 12:00 pmBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Everything on a Waffle Program
3pm
 Everything on a Waffle Program
Thursday, Aug. 13, 3pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Join us for a  visit with Polly Horvath, author of our One Book Westwood choice Everything on a Waffle.  Polly Horvath is an award winning author of several books and has a new book coming out in September called Pine Island Home.  A lucky participant in this program will receive a co...read more
Genealogy Webinar - Historical Newspapers
7:30pm - 8:30 pm
Genealogy Webinar - Historical Newspapers
Thursday, Aug. 13, 7:30pm - 8:30 pm
Via ZOOM
Before Facebook and Twitter, the local paper was the place to get the scoop on your neighbors. Historical newspapers are indispensable to genealogy research and learning about your ancestors and their community. This program will highlight the importance of this resource as well as the range of deta...read more

Adult Online Book Group: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
7:30pm
Adult Online Book Group: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Thursday, Aug. 13, 7:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
"PAGE-TURNER”O, The Oprah Magazine"A NEW BENNETT NOVEL IS A CAN’T MISS EVENT.”The WeekFrom The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, o...read more
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Summer Reading Finale! Animal Wrappers on WebEx (Grades K-5)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Summer Reading Finale! Animal Wrappers on WebEx (Grades K-5)
Friday, Aug. 14, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pmSummer Reading Final
WebEx
Learn about the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates especially how fur, scales, feathers and skin can be used to help classify vertebrate animals. (30 minutes)
Debate Club (Gr 4 & 5) on Google Meet
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Debate Club (Gr 4 & 5) on Google Meet
Friday, Aug. 14, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
(Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 August, 7 & 14 @ 1:00 pm)
Debate Club (Gr 4 &
Google Meet
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)

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 CLOSED
Saturday, Aug. 15
(Jan. 1, 20, Feb. 17, April 10, 12 May 10, 24, 25, June 21, July 4, 5, Sept. 5,6, 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 11:00 am - 11:15 amBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 11:15 am - 11:30 amBook Buddies on Goog
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:30 am - 11:45 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 11:30 am - 11:45 amBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 11:45 am - 12:00 pmBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

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 CLOSED
Saturday, Aug. 22
(Jan. 1, 20, Feb. 17, April 10, 12 May 10, 24, 25, June 21, July 4, 5, Sept. 5,6, 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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Back to School with Crafty Kitchen (K-5) on ZOOM
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Back to School with Crafty Kitchen (K-5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmBack to School with
ZOOM
Make a tasty apple cinnamon bake french toast in a mug.  You'll receive a back-to-school breakfast kit with recipe list, most ingredients and a decorative mug. About 1-2 days before the program, we'll send you an email when the kits are available for pick up at the library.  You mu...read more

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Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 27, 11:00 am - 11:15 amBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 27, 11:15 am - 11:30 amBook Buddies on Goog
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:30 am - 11:45 am
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 27, 11:30 am - 11:45 amBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Book Buddies on Google Meet (Gr. K-2)
Thursday, Aug. 27, 11:45 am - 12:00 pmBook Buddies on Goog
Google Meet
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 ...read more

19 Roadblocks to Effective 1-way Video Interviewing by Donna Hook (a NHN presentation)
7:00pm
19 Roadblocks to Effective 1-way Video Interviewing by Donna Hook (a NHN presentation)
Thursday, Aug. 27, 7:00pm
ONLINE ZOOM
As a long-time Fortune 100, IT professional Donna Hook understands the daily threats to job security and the immense pressure of being downsized. She, herself, was laid off in 2014 and more recently, experienced frequent uncertainty about her own employment. She vowed never to look at job layoffs qu...read more
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Saturday, Aug. 29
(Jan. 1, 20, Feb. 17, April 10, 12 May 10, 24, 25, June 21, July 4, 5, Sept. 5,6, 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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