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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Coffee and Conversation
10am
 Coffee and Conversation
Friday, Oct. 1, 10am
ONLINE ZOOM
A meet up to discuss today's best podcasts.  Each week a new discussion.  Join us on zoom at 10:00am Fridays, September 10-October 1.To register, click on the link below:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuceuhpjIoE9zVNV6In26Os6-rNVjr4l-y
ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Friday, Oct. 1, 10am-11:30am
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
Read Aloud & Activity (Gr K-2) In person/Library Parking Lot CANCELLED
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Read Aloud & Activity (Gr K-2) In person/Library Parking Lot CANCELLED
Friday, Oct. 1, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmRead Aloud & Activit
Let's listen to a story about fairness, kindness and appreciating the differences in others.  A book will be given to all registered children who attend. (45 mins)
ESL Classes for Beginner English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Beginner English
Friday, Oct. 1, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Fridays from 7-8:30pm -- ESL Classes for Beginner EnglishTaught by Bi-lingual instructor.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete registration form at https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
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ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Monday, Oct. 4, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
Global Read Aloud (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet/Facebook CANCELLED
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Global Read Aloud (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet/Facebook CANCELLED
Monday, Oct. 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(Monday, Oct 4, 18, 25 & Nov 1, & 8 @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm CANCELLED)
Global Read Aloud (G
Google Meet & Facebook
An international read aloud program where everyone reads the same book, "The Barren Grounds" by David Robertson.  The book is read together about 5 chapters per week over 6 weeks and discussed over the secured, teacher-lead discussion page on Facebook.  Meets weekly. (1 hr)
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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, Oct. 5, 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

ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm --ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
LVPV Tutor Training Workshop
7pm-9:30pm
 LVPV Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7pm-9:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
The next tutor training workshop is scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 7pm - 9:30 on zoom.Dates are:  September 14th, September 21st, September 28th and October 5th from 7:30-9pm. 
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Hispanic Heritage: Peruvian Panpipe (Gr K-2) on Google Meet CANCELLED
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Hispanic Heritage: Peruvian Panpipe (Gr K-2) on Google Meet CANCELLED
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmHispanic Heritage: P
Google Meet
We will learn about one of the oldest instruments and the people of the Andeas tribe who created it.  You'll make your own "Siku"  also known as a panpipe flute out of straws. We will supply materials and send an email when the craft pack is ready for pick up. ...read more
Spark Joy
7pm
 Spark Joy
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7pm
This program is available to access all day Wednesday, October 6 with a live Q&A at 7pm.REGISTER:  https://bccls.libcal.com/event/8228325
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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, Oct. 7, 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)

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ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Friday, Oct. 8, 10am-11:30am
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
Musical Munchkins: (children to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Musical Munchkins: (children to age 5) Live/In-person
Friday, Oct. 8, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Friday, October 8 & 22 @ 10:30 am)
Musical Munchkins: (
In Person/Library Parking Lot
LIttle ones will enjoy this active and engaging musical program.  (30 mins)
ESL Classes for Beginner English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Beginner English
Friday, Oct. 8, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Fridays from 7-8:30pm -- ESL Classes for Beginner EnglishTaught by Bi-lingual instructor.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete registration form at https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
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Babysitting Class
10am - 12pm
 Babysitting Class
Saturday, Oct. 9, 10am - 12pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission PresentsBaby Sitting Training 101 When:  Saturday October 9th, 2021Time: 10:00 AM—12:00 PMWhere: Online via Zoom Call 201-445-7217 or email healtheducation@nwbrhc.net to RSVP by September 27, 2021 This program is for 11 years old ...read more
Westwood for All Ages Senior Fair
11-2pm
Westwood for All Ages Senior Fair
Saturday, Oct. 9, 11-2pm
Veterans' Park
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Oct. 11
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be happening, please call ahead to confirm.
ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Monday, Oct. 11, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
Global Read Aloud (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet/Facebook CANCELLED
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Global Read Aloud (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet/Facebook CANCELLED
Monday, Oct. 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(Monday, Oct 4, 18, 25 & Nov 1, & 8 @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm CANCELLED)
Global Read Aloud (G
Google Meet & Facebook
An international read aloud program where everyone reads the same book, "The Barren Grounds" by David Robertson.  The book is read together about 5 chapters per week over 6 weeks and discussed over the secured, teacher-lead discussion page on Facebook.  Meets weekly. (1 hr)
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Intro to Origami: Holiday Bells (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet 12/14 Canceled
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Intro to Origami: Holiday Bells (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet 12/14 Canceled
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 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
ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm --ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
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Crafternoon: (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 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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Hispanic Heritage: Taino Petroglyphs (Gr. 3-5)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Hispanic Heritage: Taino Petroglyphs (Gr. 3-5)
Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Google Meet
Let's learn about the art and langaguage of the ancient Taino people of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  We will decode petroglyphs and make our own.  You will receive an email when the craft pack is ready for pickup.  (45 mins)

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ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Friday, Oct. 15, 10am-11:30am
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
ESL Classes for Beginner English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Beginner English
Friday, Oct. 15, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Fridays from 7-8:30pm -- ESL Classes for Beginner EnglishTaught by Bi-lingual instructor.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete registration form at https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
10am-3pm
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, Oct. 16, 10am-3pm
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ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Monday, Oct. 18, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
Global Read Aloud (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet/Facebook CANCELLED
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Global Read Aloud (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet/Facebook CANCELLED
Monday, Oct. 18, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(Monday, Oct 4, 18, 25 & Nov 1, & 8 @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm CANCELLED)
Global Read Aloud (G
Google Meet & Facebook
An international read aloud program where everyone reads the same book, "The Barren Grounds" by David Robertson.  The book is read together about 5 chapters per week over 6 weeks and discussed over the secured, teacher-lead discussion page on Facebook.  Meets weekly. (1 hr)
Reading for Equity: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
8pm
Reading for Equity: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Monday, Oct. 18, 8pm
ONLINE ZOOM
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to pe...read more
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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, Oct. 19, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
(Tuesdays, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21 & 1/18 Group Photo at 4:00 pm- No mtg, 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
ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm --ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
LVPV Tutor Training Workshop
7:30pm-9pm
 LVPV Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:30pm-9pm
(Tuesdays at 7:30pm)

ONLINE ZOOM
The next tutor training workshop is scheduled for four Tuesdays:  October 19th, 26th, Nov. 2nd and 9th from 7:30-9 via zoom. To register, please email your interest to literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com
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Money Talks: Lessons for teens and young adults
6:30pm
Money Talks: Lessons for teens and young adults
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
It's never too early learn about money management.  Join Jay Mota, Prudential Certified Financial Planner and Westwood resident as he runs through issues that have impact on teens and young adults.  Have access to some great advice for free--45 presentation with lots of Q&A time, t...read more
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Garden State Harmonica Club: (Family) In-person
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Garden State Harmonica Club: (Family) In-person
Thursday, Oct. 21, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmGarden State Harmoni
In Person/Library Parking Lot
You'll be pleasantly surprised by this group of special musicians!  Sing along to popular songs and learn about the harmonica.  Free toy harmonica for the first registered 20 children in grades K-5. (30 mins).
Online Book Group: I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
7:30pm
Online Book Group: I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
Thursday, Oct. 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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ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Friday, Oct. 22, 10am-11:30am
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
Musical Munchkins: (children to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Musical Munchkins: (children to age 5) Live/In-person
Friday, Oct. 22, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Friday, October 8 & 22 @ 10:30 am)
Musical Munchkins: (
In Person/Library Parking Lot
LIttle ones will enjoy this active and engaging musical program.  (30 mins)
ESL Classes for Beginner English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Beginner English
Friday, Oct. 22, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Fridays from 7-8:30pm -- ESL Classes for Beginner EnglishTaught by Bi-lingual instructor.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete registration form at https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
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ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Monday, Oct. 25, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
Global Read Aloud (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet/Facebook CANCELLED
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Global Read Aloud (Gr 4-6) on Google Meet/Facebook CANCELLED
Monday, Oct. 25, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(Monday, Oct 4, 18, 25 & Nov 1, & 8 @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm CANCELLED)
Global Read Aloud (G
Google Meet & Facebook
An international read aloud program where everyone reads the same book, "The Barren Grounds" by David Robertson.  The book is read together about 5 chapters per week over 6 weeks and discussed over the secured, teacher-lead discussion page on Facebook.  Meets weekly. (1 hr)
Friends of the Westwood Library Meeting
5pm
Friends of the Westwood Library Meeting
Monday, Oct. 25, 5pm
The Friends meeting will take place in the Library at 5pm.  Please register to receive a zoom link to the meeting. 
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, Oct. 25, 7pm
The Library Board will be meeting at the Library.  
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ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm --ESL Classes for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate English
LVPV Tutor Training Workshop
7:30pm-9pm
 LVPV Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7:30pm-9pm
(Tuesdays at 7:30pm)

ONLINE ZOOM
The next tutor training workshop is scheduled for four Tuesdays:  October 19th, 26th, Nov. 2nd and 9th from 7:30-9 via zoom. To register, please email your interest to literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com
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PreK Halloween Story Time: (Ages 1-5) In-person
10:30 am - 11:15 am
PreK Halloween Story Time: (Ages 1-5) In-person
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10:30 am - 11:15 amPreK Halloween Story
In Person/Library Parking Lot
Dress in costume and join us for a special Halloween Story Time, craft and snack. (45 mins)

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Mini Canvas Painting & Donuts (Gr K-2) In-person
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mini Canvas Painting & Donuts (Gr K-2) In-person
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMini Canvas Painting
In Person/Library Parking Lot
Paint a mini, pre-printed pumpkin canvas and enjoy a fall donut snack. Limited supplies. Only one per registered child. If rain/inclement weather, then cancelled. (30 mins)

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ESL Classes
10am-11:30am
 ESL Classes
Friday, Oct. 29, 10am-11:30am
Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30am -- ESL Classes.  Focus on english skills through conversation and discussion of articles; learn new vocabulary, expressions, grammar and idioms.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete online registration at https://www.literacyvo...read more
ESL Classes for Beginner English
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Classes for Beginner English
Friday, Oct. 29, 7pm-8:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Fridays from 7-8:30pm -- ESL Classes for Beginner EnglishTaught by Bi-lingual instructor.Ongoing enrollment.  Email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or complete registration form at https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
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Children’s Halloween Parade
10:15am
Children’s Halloween Parade
Sunday, Oct. 31, 10:15am
In Veterans' Park on Saturday October 30th.  The Library will kick off the event with a pumpkin story time at 9:15.  The Parade steps off at 10:00am.  Free goodies while supplies last! 
      
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