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. The library reserves the right to cancel any program due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events.

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Curious Minds (Gr 1-3) on Google Meet
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Curious Minds (Gr 1-3) on Google Meet
Thursday, Dec. 2, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
(Fri. 11/5, Thurs 12/2, Thurs 1/6, and Thurs 2/3 )
Curious Minds (Gr 1-
Google Meet
Each month we'll learn about different things like bridges, airplanes, mummies, castles, space and more. We'll look at videos, complete worksheets, activities and crafts . (45 mins)

It’s a Wondeful Life Film Talk with Brian Rose
7pm
It’s a Wondeful Life Film Talk with Brian Rose
Thursday, Dec. 2, 7pm
ONLINE ZOOM
It's a Wonderful LifeAmerica’s Favorite Holiday Movie: A Look Inside It’s a Wonderful Life Voted the most inspirational movie ever made by the American Film Institute,  Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has  been a beloved Christmas classic...read more
ESL meeting
7pm
 ESL meeting
Thursday, Dec. 2, 7pm
back room
Tutor/student meeting.
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Reindeer Story Time (PreK to Grade 3)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reindeer Story Time (PreK to Grade 3)
Saturday, Dec. 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pmReindeer Story Time
In Person/Children's Room
Join Miss Denise for reindeer stories a craft and meet some special friends who will be handing out their favorite snack pack (edible reindeer food). Limited number allowed inside and limited snack packs. Only one per registered child. (40 mins)
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Global E-Pals (Gr. 3-5) on Google Meet
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Global E-Pals (Gr. 3-5) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
( Tuesday 10/5, 11/2 & 12/7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm)
Global E-Pals (Gr. 3
Google Meet
Each month we will write letters to students in a foreign country.  We will virtually visit these countries, learn about their landmarks and customs.  Next, a guest speaker/English as a Second Language (ESL) student from this country will meet with us to share their experience growing up i...read more

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Peek-A-Book Story Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am
 Peek-A-Book Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10:30 am - 11:00 amPeek-A-Book Story Ti
Instagram Live
Listen to holiday season stories and sing a few songs with Miss Denise on Instagram. Go to Instagram @westwoodpubliclibrary on your smartphone or go to Instagram.com on your laptop. You may need an Instagram account to view the Live broadcast. (30 mins)
Crafternoon: (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Wednesday, 10/ 13, 11/10, 12/8 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Crafternoon: (Gr K-5
Each month we'll make a special, unique craft together.  Craft kits will be supplied and you will be contacted when they are available for pick up.  Limited supplies.  One per registered child. (30 mins)

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Crack the Code: Ancient Ciphers (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Crack the Code: Ancient Ciphers (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet
Thursday, Dec. 9, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Thursday, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm)
Crack the Code: Anci
Google Meet
Each month we'll learn about different ciphers throughout history and how to crack them.  An activity packet will be provided and you will receive an email when it is ready for pick up. (45 mins)

ESL meeting
7pm
 ESL meeting
Thursday, Dec. 9, 7pm
back room
Tutor/student meeting.
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Letters to Santa (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Letters to Santa (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
Friday, Dec. 10, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmLetters to Santa (Gr
Google Meet
Get those letters in to Santa!  We will provide the paper, envelope, stickers and snack and you provide the wish list. You will receive an email when the packet is ready for pick up.  (Limited supplies. (30 mins)

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Friends of the Library Book Sale
10am-3pm
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10am-3pm
Back and in person on the second Saturday of the month from 10-3pm.  Lots of books, magazines, DVDs and more for great prices.Donations for the sale are collected on Mondays from 10am-9pm.For more information about the Friends, visit FRIENDS OF THE WESTWOOD LIBRARY
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Intro to Origami: Holiday Bells (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Intro to Origami: Holiday Bells (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
(Tuesday, October 12, November 9 and December 14 @ 4:00 pm)
Intro to Origami: Ho
Google Meet
You'll learn the basics of origami. Each month you will create a section of a 3D holiday bell ornament.  It is best if you attend all three classes to assemble the final ornament.  Materials provided.  You will receive an email when the Origami paper pack is ready for pick up.&nbs...read more

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Author Read Aloud: "Merry Christmas, Sandy" (Gr. K-3)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Author Read Aloud: "Merry Christmas, Sandy" (Gr. K-3)
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmAuthor Read Aloud: M
In Person/Library Parking Lot
Listen to local author, JD Thomas read from his book, "Merry Christmas, Sandy". Free book giveway.  Limited supplies. In-person

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ESL meeting
7pm
 ESL meeting
Thursday, Dec. 16, 7pm
back room
Tutor/student meeting.
Raft of Stars by Andrew Graff
7:30pm
 Raft of Stars by Andrew Graff
Thursday, Dec. 16, 7:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
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 yo...read more
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A Community Holiday Reading:
4pm
 A Community Holiday Reading:
Monday, Dec. 20, 4pm
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Junior Library Council (Gr 6-12) on Google Meet
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Junior Library Council (Gr 6-12) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
(Tuesdays, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21 & 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19 & 5/17 @ 6:00-6:30 pm)
Junior Library Counc
Google Meet
Council Members will actively participate in various community service based activities from October 2021 to May 2022.  Activities range  from civics, leadership, arts and the humanities.  Monthly meetings are mandatory.  Council Members who complete the program in May will earn ...read more
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Peek-A-Book Story Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am
 Peek-A-Book Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 10:30 am - 11:00 amPeek-A-Book Story Ti
Instagram Live
Listen to holiday season stories and sing a few songs with Miss Denise on Instagram. Go to Instagram @westwoodpubliclibrary on your smartphone or go to Instagram.com on your laptop. You may need an Instagram account to view the Live broadcast. (30 mins)
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ESL meeting
7pm
 ESL meeting
Thursday, Dec. 23, 7pm
back room
Tutor/student meeting.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Friday, Dec. 24
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be happening, please call ahead to confirm.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Saturday, Dec. 25
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be taking place, please all ahead.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 26
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be taking place, please all ahead.
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Kwanzaa Story Time and Craft: (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Kwanzaa Story Time and Craft: (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pmKwanzaa Story Time a
Google Meet
Let's listen to a story about Kwanzaa and complete a craft for this holiday. A craft pack will be provided.  Limited supplies. (45 mins)

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Make Your Own Mug Cake (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Make Your Own Mug Cake (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMake Your Own Mug Ca
Google Meet
Let's make a sweet treat to end the year!  You can choose between a chocolate chip mug cake or a snickerdoodle mug cake.  Most of the ingredients will be supplied except for water, eggs and mug. Each mug cake will come with an ingredients list and instructions.  We will make them ...read more

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ESL meeting
7pm
 ESL meeting
Thursday, Dec. 30, 7pm
back room
Tutor/student meeting.
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CLOSED
closing at 1pm
 CLOSED
Friday, Dec. 31, closing at 1pm
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be happening, please call ahead to confirm.
 
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