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
Wednesday, Jan. 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)

**Schools closed**
 **Schools closed**
Wednesday, Jan. 1
(December 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 January 1)

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Computer Tutor
10am-12pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Jan. 2, 10am-12pm
(Thursdays 10am-12pm)

Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
6:00pm-8:00pm
Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Thursday, Jan. 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Adult Evening Book Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Adult Evening Book Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Thursday, Jan. 2, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 3, 10:00am-12:00pm
World Book Club (3rd-5th Gr) (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
3:30 PM - 4:30 pm
World Book Club (3rd-5th Gr) (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Friday, Jan. 3, 3:30 PM - 4:30 pm
(Fridays, 11/1, 1/3, 2/7, 3/6, & 5/8 @ 3:30 pm-4:30 pm)
World Book Club (3rd
Join this exciting book club that will explore different countries through food, music, a craft and occasional guest speakers.  We will read stories during class time. Meets monthly. (1 hr)

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Adult Paper Quilling Workshop
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Adult Paper Quilling Workshop
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Try your hand at twisting up some fabulous handmade shapes of paper with special quilling tools, and turning them into unique pieces of decorative art! Great for notecards, thank you cards, &amp; more! Grab a friend and enjoy some time out !!Space is limited, so please register.
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ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Monday, Jan. 6, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.) (Upstairs)
4:00 pm
Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.) (Upstairs)
Monday, Jan. 6, 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/27 @ 4:00 - 5: 00 pm)
Beginner & Intermedi
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate user, this class will teach you and help you build on your existing skills.  Scratch coding is essential for understanding block coding programming concepts. (1 hr)

Junior Friends Meeting (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
7pm
Junior Friends Meeting (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Monday, Jan. 6, 7pm
If you are in 7th grade or older and would like to volunteer at the Library, please register to be a Junior Friend.  https://www.westwoodpubliclibrary.org/junior-friends-of-the-library.htmlJunior Friends meet on the first Monday of each month at 7pm during the school year and weekly on Mon...read more
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girl scout troop meeting
7pm
 girl scout troop meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7pm
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Friends Work Day (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00am-11:00am
Friends Work Day (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10:00am-11:00am
Westwood House Book Group (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Westwood House Book Group (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-School Painters (Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs old) (Downstairs)
11:00 am
Pre-School Painters (Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs old) (Downstairs)
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am)
Pre-School Painters
Painters will explore creating art with different paint mediums to create unique artworks. (45 mins)

Bereavement Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bereavement Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
(Wednesdays Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and Feb. 5th and 12th)

This 6 week program is hosted by the Westwood Clergy Council. Space is limited, please register.

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Computer Tutor
10am-12pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Jan. 9, 10am-12pm
(Thursdays 10am-12pm)

Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs) (Downstairs)
10:30 -11:15 am
Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs) (Downstairs)
Thursday, Jan. 9, 10:30 -11:15 am
(Thursdays, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am)
Tumbles: (Toddlers 2
A great movement class to help in developing every child's social, physical and cognitive skills. Classes are designed to engage and challenge your child based on his or her age and developmental milestones. (45 mins)

Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
6:00pm-8:00pm
Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm
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Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 10, 10:00am-12:00pm
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Friday, Jan. 10, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Book Sale set up (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
12:00 pm
Book Sale set up (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Friday, Jan. 10, 12:00 pm
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Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Monday, Jan. 13, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.) (Upstairs)
4:00 pm
Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.) (Upstairs)
Monday, Jan. 13, 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/27 @ 4:00 - 5: 00 pm)
Beginner & Intermedi
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate user, this class will teach you and help you build on your existing skills.  Scratch coding is essential for understanding block coding programming concepts. (1 hr)

Wills and Long Term Planning Made Simple
7pm
Wills and Long Term Planning Made Simple
Monday, Jan. 13, 7pm
Abigail Kahl of The Law Offices of Abigail Denbeaux Kahl, LLC in Westwood will be presenting a program on Wills and Long Term Planning Made Simple on Monday January 13 at 7pm.   Check this off your New Year's Resolutions.  The presentation will show why estate planning is importan...read more
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HTML Coding for Teens (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
3:30 pm
HTML Coding for Teens (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 3:30 pm
Learn how to create a webpage using HTML coding. Open to students 6th grade and up. Please register as space is limited, feel free to bring your own laptop (must have access to Notepad). 

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Friends Work Day (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00am-11:00am
Friends Work Day (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10:00am-11:00am
Pre-School Painters (Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs old) (Downstairs)
11:00 am
Pre-School Painters (Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs old) (Downstairs)
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am)
Pre-School Painters
Painters will explore creating art with different paint mediums to create unique artworks. (45 mins)

Bereavement Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bereavement Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
(Wednesdays Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and Feb. 5th and 12th)

This 6 week program is hosted by the Westwood Clergy Council. Space is limited, please register.

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Computer Tutor
10am-12pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Jan. 16, 10am-12pm
(Thursdays 10am-12pm)

Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs) (Downstairs)
10:30 - 11:15 am
Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs) (Downstairs)
Thursday, Jan. 16, 10:30 - 11:15 am
(Thursdays, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am)
Tumbles: (Toddlers 2
A great movement class to help in developing every child's social, physical and cognitive skills. Classes are designed to engage and challenge your child based on his or her age and developmental milestones. (45 mins)

STEM: 3D Animations (Grades 3-5)
3:30 pm
STEM: 3D Animations (Grades 3-5)
Thursday, Jan. 16, 3:30 pmSTEM: 3D Animations
3D animimation is present in many video games and movies. Students are able to develop communication skills, interest in the technology, presentation skills and story board design and organization. (1 hr)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Time & Craft (Gr K-2)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Time & Craft (Gr K-2)
Thursday, Jan. 16, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmDr. Martin Luther Ki
We will listen to a story about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr then work on an activity sheet about fairness and make a craft. (1 hr)
Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
6:00pm-8:00pm
Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Teen Book Group
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 Teen Book Group
Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Open to teens 6th-9th grade. Books are available at the front desk. This month's title is Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.
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Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Friday, Jan. 17, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wee Ones (Babies & Toddlers) (Upstairs)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Wee Ones (Babies & Toddlers) (Upstairs)
Friday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, Jan 1/17, 1/24, 1/31; Feb 2/7, 2/21, 2/28; March 3/6, 3/20 & 3/27)
Wee Ones (Babies & T
Introduction to short board book stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and puppets. Storytime promotes brain development, imagination, language, social skils, emotions and early literacy. (30 mins)
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Friends of the Library Meeting (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00am
Friends of the Library Meeting (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:00am
The Friends of the Library is a 501c3 volunteer organization that raises money for the Library through a monthly booksale, annual fund drive, and other fundraisers like Taste of Westwood.  It is because of the efforts of the Friends that the Library is able to provide children's programs li...read more
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 20
(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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HTML Coding for Teens (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
3:30 pm
HTML Coding for Teens (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 pm
Learn how to create a webpage using HTML coding. Open to students 6th grade and up. Please register as space is limited, feel free to bring your own laptop (must have access to Notepad). 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Regular Meeting (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
7pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Regular Meeting (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7pm
(Tuesdays, Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 18, Mar 3, Mar 17, Mar 31, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 12, May 26, Jun 9, Jun 23, Jul 7, Jul 21, Aug 4, Aug 18, Sep 1, Sep 15, Sep 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 24, Dec 8, Dec 22)

Literacy Volunteers Census meeting (DOWNSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
7 pm - 9 pm
Literacy Volunteers Census meeting (DOWNSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7 pm - 9 pm
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Friends Work Day (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00am-11:00am
Friends Work Day (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:00am-11:00am
Pre-School Painters (Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs old) (Downstairs)
11:00 am
Pre-School Painters (Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs old) (Downstairs)
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am)
Pre-School Painters
Painters will explore creating art with different paint mediums to create unique artworks. (45 mins)

Bereavement Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bereavement Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
(Wednesdays Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and Feb. 5th and 12th)

This 6 week program is hosted by the Westwood Clergy Council. Space is limited, please register.

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Computer Tutor
10am-12pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Jan. 23, 10am-12pm
(Thursdays 10am-12pm)

Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs) (Downstairs)
10:30 -11:15 am
Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs) (Downstairs)
Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 -11:15 am
(Thursdays, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am)
Tumbles: (Toddlers 2
A great movement class to help in developing every child's social, physical and cognitive skills. Classes are designed to engage and challenge your child based on his or her age and developmental milestones. (45 mins)

Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
6:00pm-8:00pm
Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Speaker Series: John Fugazzi (DOWNSTAIRS ROOM)
6:30pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Speaker Series: John Fugazzi (DOWNSTAIRS ROOM)
Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30pm
9th Anniversary Guest Speaker Series@ Westwood Library‚Äč6:30 Thu Jan 23 - John R. Fugazzie - NhNUSA Anniversary                                                   ...read more
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Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:00am-12:00pm
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wee Ones (Babies & Toddlers) (Upstairs)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Wee Ones (Babies & Toddlers) (Upstairs)
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, Jan 1/17, 1/24, 1/31; Feb 2/7, 2/21, 2/28; March 3/6, 3/20 & 3/27)
Wee Ones (Babies & T
Introduction to short board book stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and puppets. Storytime promotes brain development, imagination, language, social skils, emotions and early literacy. (30 mins)
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Game Tournament (DOWNSTAIRS ROOM)
10am-2pm
Game Tournament (DOWNSTAIRS ROOM)
Saturday, Jan. 25, 10am-2pm
Gamezone organized event from 10am-2pm.  Anthony 1-201-358-6800.
Lunar New Year Celebration (K-5) (Upstairs)
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lunar New Year Celebration (K-5) (Upstairs)
Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:30 am - 11:30 amLunar New Year Celeb
We will listen to Lunar New Year stories, make some crafts, try some snacks and end with a a parade. (1 hr)
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Girls Like Us concert (Downstairs Meeting Room)
2:00 pm
Girls Like Us concert (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:00 pm
"Girls Like Us: Carole, Carly & Joni"  Join us for a fun afternoon with the music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell performed by husband and wife team Gerard and Diane Barros. Please register.

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ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Monday, Jan. 27, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.) (Upstairs)
4:00 pm
Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.) (Upstairs)
Monday, Jan. 27, 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/27 @ 4:00 - 5: 00 pm)
Beginner & Intermedi
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate user, this class will teach you and help you build on your existing skills.  Scratch coding is essential for understanding block coding programming concepts. (1 hr)

March to the Oscars - A Marriage Story (Downstairs Meeting Room)
6:30 - 8:45 pm
March to the Oscars - A Marriage Story (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Jan. 27, 6:30 - 8:45 pm
Rated R  2hrs 17min.  Nominated for Best Leading Actress, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Picture

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (ONLINE)
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting (ONLINE)
Monday, Jan. 27, 7pm
ONLINE
This meeting is open to the public.  Please email library@westwood.bccls.org to receive an invitation to join.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
7:30pm-8:30pm
 Mystery Lovers Book Group
Monday, Jan. 27, 7:30pm-8:30pm
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HTML Coding for Teens (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
3:30 pm
HTML Coding for Teens (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3:30 pm
Learn how to create a webpage using HTML coding. Open to students 6th grade and up. Please register as space is limited, feel free to bring your own laptop (must have access to Notepad). 

March to the Oscars - Joker (Downstairs Meeting Room)
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
March to the Oscars - Joker (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Rated R     2hr 2min    Nominated for 11 awards, including Best Leading Actor, Best Director, Best Picture
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Friends Work Day (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00am-11:00am
Friends Work Day (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:00am-11:00am
Pre-School Painters (Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs old) (Downstairs)
11:00 am
Pre-School Painters (Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs old) (Downstairs)
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am)
Pre-School Painters
Painters will explore creating art with different paint mediums to create unique artworks. (45 mins)

Bereavement Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bereavement Group (UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM)
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
(Wednesdays Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and Feb. 5th and 12th)

This 6 week program is hosted by the Westwood Clergy Council. Space is limited, please register.

National Puzzle Day & Games (Gr K-5) (Downstairs)
3:30 - 4:30 pm
National Puzzle Day & Games (Gr K-5) (Downstairs)
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
There'll be puzzles and various games to play in honor of National Puzzle Day.  (1 hr) 
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Computer Tutor
10am-12pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10am-12pm
(Thursdays 10am-12pm)

Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs) (Downstairs)
10:30 - 11:15 am
Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs) (Downstairs)
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 - 11:15 am
(Thursdays, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am)
Tumbles: (Toddlers 2
A great movement class to help in developing every child's social, physical and cognitive skills. Classes are designed to engage and challenge your child based on his or her age and developmental milestones. (45 mins)

Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
6:00pm-8:00pm
Tech Help (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm
March to the Oscars - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Downstairs Meeting Room)
6:30 pm - 9:10 pm
March to the Oscars - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30 pm - 9:10 pm
Rated R   2hr  41min   Nominated for Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director and Best Picture
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ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ESL Classroom Instruction (ON HOLD UNTIL LIBRARY REOPENS)
Friday, Jan. 31, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wee Ones (Babies & Toddlers) (Upstairs)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Wee Ones (Babies & Toddlers) (Upstairs)
Friday, Jan. 31, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, Jan 1/17, 1/24, 1/31; Feb 2/7, 2/21, 2/28; March 3/6, 3/20 & 3/27)
Wee Ones (Babies & T
Introduction to short board book stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and puppets. Storytime promotes brain development, imagination, language, social skils, emotions and early literacy. (30 mins)
 
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