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

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

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Adult Book Group
 Adult Book Group
Thursday, Jan. 2
The Adult Book Group is open to all adults.  Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.  Copies of the selected book are available a month before meeting date at the front desk.  
Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Jan. 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Adult Evening Book Group
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 Adult Evening Book Group
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)
3:30 pm
 World Book Club (3rd-5th Gr)
Friday, Jan. 3, 3:30 pm
(Fridays, 11/1, 1/3 & 2/7 @ 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
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Jan. 6, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.)
4:00 pm
Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.)
Monday, Jan. 6, 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/27 @ 4:00 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)

Westwood Stigma Free
7pm
 Westwood Stigma Free
Monday, Jan. 6, 7pm
Monthly meeting.
Junior Friends Meeting
7pm
 Junior Friends Meeting
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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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7:00-8:30pm
Support group for un-/under- employed individuals. Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Call Library for more information. 
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Westwood House Book Group
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 Westwood House Book Group
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10:00am-11:00am
Bereavement Group
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
 Bereavement Group
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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Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs)
10:30 am
 Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs)
Thursday, Jan. 9, 10:30 am
(Thursdays, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 @ 10:30 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
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Jan. 10, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 10, 10:00am-12:00pm
Book Sale set up
12:00 pm
 Book Sale set up
Friday, Jan. 10, 12:00 pm
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Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friends of the Westwood Library Book Sale
Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Jan. 13, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.)
4:00 pm
Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.)
Monday, Jan. 13, 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/27 @ 4:00 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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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 10:00am-12:00pm
HTML Coding for Teens
3:30 pm
 HTML Coding for Teens
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). 

NJWO Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:00 pm
NJWO Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7:00 pm
Meeting of the North Jersey Weather Observers, a group of local people who observe and report weather data. Meetings are open to anyone interested in weather.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7:00-8:30pm
Support group for un-/under- employed individuals. Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Call Library for more information. 
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Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10:00am-11:00am
Bereavement Group
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
 Bereavement Group
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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Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs)
10:30 am
 Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs)
Thursday, Jan. 16, 10:30 am
(Thursdays, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 @ 10:30 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)

Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Jan. 17, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
Wee Ones
10:30 am
 Wee Ones
Friday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am
Songs and movement for babies and their adults.  This group meets weekly when the library is open.  Adults are encouraged to participate with their babies and little ones in songs and movements for one half hour and then stay to play after.  This is a great way to meet other parents o...read more
Endangered Species Club: (Grade 4 & up)
3:30 pm
Endangered Species Club: (Grade 4 & up)
Friday, Jan. 17, 3:30 pm
(Fridays, 1/17, 2/14, 3/13; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Endangered Species C
We will learn about animals around the world who face extinction and look into the various ways we can help them. Meets monthly. 1 hour

Registration required, begins Dec 2.
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Friends of the Library Meeting
10:00am
 Friends of the Library Meeting
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, 25, June 21, July 4, Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:00am-12:00pm
HTML Coding for Teens
3:30 pm
 HTML Coding for Teens
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
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7:00-8:30pm
Support group for un-/under- employed individuals. Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Call Library for more information. 
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Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:00am-11:00am
Bereavement Group
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
 Bereavement Group
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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Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs)
10:30 am
 Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs)
Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 am
(Thursdays, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 @ 10:30 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
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:00am-12:00pm
Wee Ones
10:30 am
 Wee Ones
Friday, Jan. 24, 10:30 am
Songs and movement for babies and their adults.  This group meets weekly when the library is open.  Adults are encouraged to participate with their babies and little ones in songs and movements for one half hour and then stay to play after.  This is a great way to meet other parents o...read more
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STEM Saturdays: (Grades 3-5)
1:00 pm
 STEM Saturdays: (Grades 3-5)
Saturday, Jan. 25, 1:00 pm
(Saturdays, Nov. 30, Jan 25, Feb 22 & March 7@ 1:00 pm.)
STEM Saturdays: (Gra
Each month we will explore different areas in science, technology, engineering and math through hands on activities.  (1 hr)

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Girls Like Us concert
2:00 pm
 Girls Like Us concert
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
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Jan. 27, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.)
4:00 pm
Beginner & Intermediate Scratch Coding: (3rd-5th Gr.)
Monday, Jan. 27, 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/27 @ 4:00 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)

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, Jan. 27, 7pm
This meeting is open to the public.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
7:30pm-8:30pm
 Mystery Lovers Book Group
Monday, Jan. 27, 7:30pm-8:30pm
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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:00am-12:00pm
HTML Coding for Teens
3:30 pm
 HTML Coding for Teens
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). 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:00-8:30pm
Support group for un-/under- employed individuals. Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Call Library for more information. 
March to the Oscars
7:00 -8:30 pm
 March to the Oscars
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:00 -8:30 pm
(Jan. 28, 30 Feb. 1, 3, 4, 6)

Titles to be determined

Registration required, begins Jan 1.
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Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:00am-11:00am
Bereavement Group
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
 Bereavement Group
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.

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Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs)
10:30 am
 Tumbles: (Toddlers 2- 5yrs)
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 am
(Thursdays, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 @ 10:30 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
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm
March to the Oscars
7:00 - 8:30 pm
 March to the Oscars
Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
(Jan. 28, 30 Feb. 1, 3, 4, 6)

Titles to be determined

Registration required, begins Jan 1.
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Jan. 31, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wee Ones
10:30 am
 Wee Ones
Friday, Jan. 31, 10:30 am
Songs and movement for babies and their adults.  This group meets weekly when the library is open.  Adults are encouraged to participate with their babies and little ones in songs and movements for one half hour and then stay to play after.  This is a great way to meet other parents o...read more
 
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