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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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Music Play Patrol (toddlers to age 5) on ZOOM
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Music Play Patrol (toddlers to age 5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Music Play Patrol (t
ZOOM
Enjoy this weekly musical program that is sure to get kids dancing and learning about music, rhthym and instruments. (30 mins)

Intro to Scratch Coding on ZOOM (Gr 1-3)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding on ZOOM (Gr 1-3)
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 4:30 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
ZOOM
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)

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Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Anytime
Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Wednesday, Jan. 6, Anytime
(Wednesday, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24)
Anytime Story Time (
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)
Early Reader Book Club: Geronimo Stilton (Gr. 3-4) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Early Reader Book Club: Geronimo Stilton (Gr. 3-4) on Google Meet
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Wednesdays 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7 & 5/12 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm)
Early Reader Book Cl
Google Meet
Read a different book each month in this fun, interactive mouse series: Geronimo on Ice (January); Geronimo's Valentine (February); Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (March); Save the White Whale (April); The Missing Movie (May).  Books will be available at the libra...read more

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Java Coding on ZOOM (Gr 4-5)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 Java Coding on ZOOM (Gr 4-5)
Thursday, Jan. 7, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)
Java Coding on ZOOM
ZOOM
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 anal...read more

Genealogy Workshop - Military Records
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Genealogy Workshop - Military Records
Thursday, Jan. 7, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Via ZOOM
Need help finding military records? Laura Cubbage-Draper of LCD Genealogy Services will give us tips and resources to find records of your ancestors. Please register.

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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 8, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
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Global E-Pals (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Global E-Pals (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
Monday, Jan. 11, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Mondays on 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12 & 5/10 @ 4:00 - 4:30 pm)
Global E-Pals (Gr 3-
Google Meet
We will connect with students from around the world to learn about their culture, practice writing and improve social skills through letter writing. (45 mins)

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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Music Play Patrol (toddlers to age 5) on ZOOM
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Music Play Patrol (toddlers to age 5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Music Play Patrol (t
ZOOM
Enjoy this weekly musical program that is sure to get kids dancing and learning about music, rhthym and instruments. (30 mins)

Teen Graphic Novel Book Group
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Teen Graphic Novel Book Group
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(January 12, February 9, March 9 at 7:00 pm)

via Zoom
We know it has been a difficult year, but graphic novels can take you away for just a little while! Join us for a fun graphic novel book discussion for teens in grades 6-12. We will meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Books will be available at the library or on Libby. Please register.
Intro to Scratch Coding on ZOOM (Gr 1-3)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding on ZOOM (Gr 1-3)
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 4:30 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
ZOOM
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)

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Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Anytime
Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Wednesday, Jan. 13, Anytime
(Wednesday, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24)
Anytime Story Time (
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)
Crafternoon: Winter Scratch Art (K-5 Gr) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: Winter Scratch Art (K-5 Gr) on Google Meet
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmCrafternoon: Winter
Google Meet
Each month we will assemble and create a unique craft.  Craft kits will be supplied only to each registered child. (30 mins)

8 Ways to Keep Your Student Focused, On-Track & On Task in the New Learning Environment. (Parents/Guardians) on ZOOM
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
8 Ways to Keep Your Student Focused, On-Track & On Task in the New Learning Environment. (Parents/Guardians) on ZOOM
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm8 Ways to Keep Your
ZOOM
In a 30-minute highly dynamic, action-specific, and interactive webinar, parents are invited to learn a few tips, tools, and strategies to support their student’s learning, whether they are attending school remotely or hybrid.  What you will learn: What are the 8 things you can do to...read more
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Java Coding on ZOOM (Gr 4-5)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 Java Coding on ZOOM (Gr 4-5)
Thursday, Jan. 14, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)
Java Coding on ZOOM
ZOOM
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 anal...read more

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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 15, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Nursery Rhyme Story Sequence: (PreK 3-5 yrs old) on Google Meet
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Nursery Rhyme Story Sequence: (PreK 3-5 yrs old) on Google Meet
Friday, Jan. 15, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, January 15, 22, 29 & February 5 @ 10:30 am)

Google Meet
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 criti...read more

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL): Diversity (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL): Diversity (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
Friday, Jan. 15, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmSocial & Emotional L
Google Meet
Seeing differences and diversity as lovely can be a powerful force. Children will complete a social emotional learning worksheet that will get their creativity flowing while also helping them to develop social awareness and an appreciation for the diversity in our communities and world. After readin...read more

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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 18
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be happening, please call ahead to confirm.
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Music Play Patrol (toddlers to age 5) on ZOOM
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Music Play Patrol (toddlers to age 5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Music Play Patrol (t
ZOOM
Enjoy this weekly musical program that is sure to get kids dancing and learning about music, rhthym and instruments. (30 mins)

Intro to Scratch Coding on ZOOM (Gr 1-3)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding on ZOOM (Gr 1-3)
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 4:30 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
ZOOM
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)

Junior Library Council Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Junior Library Council Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15th, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18)

Via Google meets
Junior Library Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Please register for each meeting you plan on attending.

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Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Anytime
Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Wednesday, Jan. 20, Anytime
(Wednesday, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24)
Anytime Story Time (
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)
Nutrition Jeopardy (Gr 3-5) on WebEx
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Nutrition Jeopardy (Gr 3-5) on WebEx
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmNutrition Jeopardy (
WebEx
Test your knowledge about nutrition in this Jeopardy style game with Shoprite Nutritionist, Miss Jaclyn. Make a quick energy bite snack too.  See ingredients list here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CENU_RygBbLclra5kwx9EPSJo6zJ_oRO/ 

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Java Coding on ZOOM (Gr 4-5)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 Java Coding on ZOOM (Gr 4-5)
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)
Java Coding on ZOOM
ZOOM
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 anal...read more

"What’s It Worth?"
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 "What’s It Worth?"
Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Via ZOOM
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 ta...read more

Online Book Group: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Fiction)
7:30pm
Online Book Group: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Fiction)
Thursday, Jan. 21, 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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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 22, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Nursery Rhyme Story Sequence: (PreK 3-5 yrs old) on Google Meet
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Nursery Rhyme Story Sequence: (PreK 3-5 yrs old) on Google Meet
Friday, Jan. 22, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, January 15, 22, 29 & February 5 @ 10:30 am)

Google Meet
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 criti...read more

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, Jan. 25, 7pm
Open to the public, zoom invitation posted on website prior to meeting.  
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Music Play Patrol (toddlers to age 5) on ZOOM
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Music Play Patrol (toddlers to age 5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Music Play Patrol (t
ZOOM
Enjoy this weekly musical program that is sure to get kids dancing and learning about music, rhthym and instruments. (30 mins)

Power Your Job Search with Google
12pm-1pm
Power Your Job Search with Google
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 12pm-1pm
Join Google Trainer, Randi Penfil for a one hour training!Date/Time: Jan 26th 12pm - 1pmRegistration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5228745550062919950Title: Power Your Job Search with Google ToolsDescription: Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and learn h...read more
Intro to Scratch Coding on ZOOM (Gr 1-3)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding on ZOOM (Gr 1-3)
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 4:30 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
ZOOM
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)

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Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Anytime
Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Wednesday, Jan. 27, Anytime
(Wednesday, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24)
Anytime Story Time (
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)
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Java Coding on ZOOM (Gr 4-5)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 Java Coding on ZOOM (Gr 4-5)
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)
Java Coding on ZOOM
ZOOM
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 anal...read more

Protecting Your Small Business
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Protecting Your Small Business
Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
via Zoom
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.
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 29, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Nursery Rhyme Story Sequence: (PreK 3-5 yrs old) on Google Meet
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Nursery Rhyme Story Sequence: (PreK 3-5 yrs old) on Google Meet
Friday, Jan. 29, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, January 15, 22, 29 & February 5 @ 10:30 am)

Google Meet
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 criti...read more

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