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
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Nov. 1, 10:00am-12:00pm
ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Nov. 1, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wee Ones
10:30am
 Wee Ones
Friday, Nov. 1, 10:30am
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
World Book Club (3rd-5th Gr)
3:30 pm
 World Book Club (3rd-5th Gr)
Friday, Nov. 1, 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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Relatively Speaking: How to be the Best Ancestor
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Relatively Speaking: How to be the Best Ancestor
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Would you like to create a written record of your life experience to share with family and friends? Can you use a little motivation to get started on such an endeavor? If so, this is definitely the program for you! Donna Atkins, "The Life Story Lady" will present a one-hour interactiv...read more

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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Nov. 4, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Green Team Meeting
7pm
 Green Team Meeting
Monday, Nov. 4, 7pm
Junior Friends
7pm
 Junior Friends
Monday, Nov. 4, 7pm
For students entering 7th grade and up interested in volunteering at the Library.
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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10:00am-12:00pm
Magical Melodies (toddlers/PreK)
10:30am
Magical Melodies (toddlers/PreK)
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10:30am
Mr. Chris to perform music and motion for toddlers and caregivers on select Tuesday mornings.  Tuesdays at 10:30am. Program open to non-residents promptly at 10:30am if space permits..  Because of space constraints, please no strollers downstairs.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:00-8:30pm
Support group for un-/under- employed individuals. Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Call Library for more information. 
Tutor Training Workshop
7pm-9:30pm
 Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7pm-9:30pm
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Westwood House Book Group
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 Westwood House Book Group
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Learners Storytime
11:30am-12:15pm
 Little Learners Storytime
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11:30am-12:15pm
For children ages 3-5 years old.  Stories, simple crafts and other activities. Register for reminders.
New Readers for K-2
4pm
 New Readers for K-2
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 4pm
Reading program for students in K through 2nd grade.  Will explore new readers and picturebooks and have an opportunity to practice reading skills. Register for reminders.
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Computer Tutor
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Nov. 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Computer Tutor is available to help with all your computer needs. Bring your own device or get tutored on one of ours.
DIY Club: Toothpaste (4th-5th Gr)
3:30 pm
DIY Club: Toothpaste (4th-5th Gr)
Thursday, Nov. 7, 3:30 pmDIY Club: Toothpaste
Join our new club.  Each month we'll make a different homemade personal grooming item.  All items will be made with natural ingredients. (45 minutes) 

Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Adult Evening Book Group
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 Adult Evening Book Group
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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**Schools closed**
 **Schools closed**
Friday, Nov. 8,
WWRSD
Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Nov. 8, 10:00am-12:00pm
ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Nov. 8, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wee Ones
10:30am
 Wee Ones
Friday, Nov. 8, 10:30am
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
Book Sale set up
12:00 pm
 Book Sale set up
Friday, Nov. 8, 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, Nov. 9, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Nov. 11
(June 16, 22, 29, July 4, 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, September 1, 2, October 14, November 11, 28, 29 December 24, 25)

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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10:00am-12:00pm
Westwood For All Ages Ambassadors
11:30 am -12:30 pm
Westwood For All Ages Ambassadors
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:00-8:30pm
Support group for un-/under- employed individuals. Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Call Library for more information. 
NJWO Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:00 pm
NJWO Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 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.
Tutor Training Workshop
7pm-9:30pm
 Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7pm-9:30pm
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Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Learners Storytime
11:30am-12:15pm
 Little Learners Storytime
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11:30am-12:15pm
For children ages 3-5 years old.  Stories, simple crafts and other activities. Register for reminders.
New Readers for K-2
4pm
 New Readers for K-2
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4pm
Reading program for students in K through 2nd grade.  Will explore new readers and picturebooks and have an opportunity to practice reading skills. Register for reminders.
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Computer Tutor
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Nov. 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Computer Tutor is available to help with all your computer needs. Bring your own device or get tutored on one of ours.
Teddy Bear Picnic (Gr. PK-K)
11:30 am -12:15 pm
 Teddy Bear Picnic (Gr. PK-K)
Thursday, Nov. 14, 11:30 am -12:15 pmTeddy Bear Picnic (G
Enjoy a fall picnic and story time with Miss Denise.  Bring your favorite teddy bear, lawn blanket and lunch.  We'll listen to teddy bear stories and sing songs.  A light snack will be provided.  (45 mins)
Thanksgiving Ready by ShopRite (3rd Grade & up)
4pm
Thanksgiving Ready by ShopRite (3rd Grade & up)
Thursday, Nov. 14, 4pmThanksgiving Ready b
For kids in 3rd grade and up. Learn different ways to help out in the kitchen for Thanksgiving. Instructed by a certified nutritionist from ShopRite.  Limit is 25.  Please register and spot will be held until five minutes before start time of program.  Please notify us of any all...read more

Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Best Practices for Smartphone Photography
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Practices for Smartphone Photography
Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn how to get the most from your smartphone to get the best holiday photos! Presented by Steffen Kaplan, CEO of Spin it Social and a Social Media and Visual Consultant. 

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Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Nov. 15, 10:00am-12:00pm
ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Nov. 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wee Ones
10:30am
 Wee Ones
Friday, Nov. 15, 10:30am
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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Friends of the Library Meeting
10:00am
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 16, 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
Health Rhythms Drumming Circle for Adults
2:00 pm
Health Rhythms Drumming Circle for Adults
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of healthy stress relief! Run by certified facilitators, let go of your stress with percussion instruments, a perfect way to prepare for the busy holiday season! Open to adults only, please register.

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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Nov. 18, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Native American Heritage Story Time & Craft : (K-3 Gr)
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Native American Heritage Story Time & Craft : (K-3 Gr)
Monday, Nov. 18, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmNative American Heri
Let's celebrate Native American Heritage Month with some stories and a craft. (45 mins).
Mystery Lovers Book Group
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 Mystery Lovers Book Group
Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Magical Melodies
10:30am
 Magical Melodies
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10:30am
Mr. Chris to perform music and motion for babies, toddlers and caregivers on select Tuesday mornings.  Tuesdays at 10:30am.  Please register.  Program open to non-residents promptly at 10:30am if space permits.  Because of space constraints, please no strollers downstairs.

Clergy Council Meeting
12pm-1pm
 Clergy Council Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 12pm-1pm
Celebrate Westwood meeting
6pm
 Celebrate Westwood meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:00-8:30pm
Support group for un-/under- employed individuals. Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Call Library for more information. 
Tutor Training Workshop
7pm-9:30pm
 Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7pm-9:30pm
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Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Learners Storytime
11:30am-12:15pm
 Little Learners Storytime
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30am-12:15pm
For children ages 3-5 years old.  Stories, simple crafts and other activities. Register for reminders.
New Readers for K-2
4pm
 New Readers for K-2
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4pm
Reading program for students in K through 2nd grade.  Will explore new readers and picturebooks and have an opportunity to practice reading skills. Register for reminders.
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Computer Tutor
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Nov. 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Computer Tutor is available to help with all your computer needs. Bring your own device or get tutored on one of ours.
STEM: 3D Printing (Grades 3-5)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 STEM: 3D Printing (Grades 3-5)
Thursday, Nov. 21, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmSTEM: 3D Printing (G
Learn about this cutting edge technology as you design your own small make and take item.  (1hr)
Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm
*** Cancelled*** Teen Book Group
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
*** Cancelled*** Teen Book Group
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(October 24th, November 21st, December 19th)

A Book group for teens in 6-8th grades, includes snacks!
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Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Nov. 22, 10:00am-12:00pm
ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Nov. 22, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

3D, Augmented Coloring: (K-3 Gr)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3D, Augmented Coloring: (K-3 Gr)
Friday, Nov. 22, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm3D, Augmented Colori
Try this great new and cool way to color.  Bring your own tablet or smart phone and download the free Quiver app.  We'll provide the coloring materials and special coloring sheets.  You'll see your coloring creations come to life! (45 mins) 

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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Nov. 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, Nov. 25, 7pm
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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 10:00am-12:00pm
Magical Melodies
10:30am
 Magical Melodies
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 10:30am
Mr. Chris to perform music and motion for babies, toddlers and caregivers on select Tuesday mornings.  Tuesdays at 10:30am.  Please register.  Program open to non-residents promptly at 10:30am if space permits.  Because of space constraints, please no strollers downstairs.

boy scout meeting kitchen
6:30pm-7:30pm kitchen
 boy scout meeting kitchen
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 6:30pm-7:30pm kitchen
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7:00-8:30pm
Support group for un-/under- employed individuals. Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Call Library for more information. 
Tutor Training Workshop
7pm-9:30pm
 Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7pm-9:30pm
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Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Learners Storytime
11:30am-12:15pm
 Little Learners Storytime
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 11:30am-12:15pm
For children ages 3-5 years old.  Stories, simple crafts and other activities. Register for reminders.
New Readers for K-2
4pm
 New Readers for K-2
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4pm
Reading program for students in K through 2nd grade.  Will explore new readers and picturebooks and have an opportunity to practice reading skills. Register for reminders.
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**schools closed**
 **schools closed**
Thursday, Nov. 28,
WWRSD
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Thursday, Nov. 28
(June 16, 22, 29, July 4, 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, September 1, 2, October 14, November 11, 28, 29 December 24, 25)

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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 29
(June 16, 22, 29, July 4, 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, September 1, 2, October 14, November 11, 28, 29 December 24, 25)

**Schools closed**
 **Schools closed**
Friday, Nov. 29,
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Lego Challenges: (K-3rd Gr)
10:30 am - 11:15 am
 Lego Challenges: (K-3rd Gr)
Saturday, Nov. 30, 10:30 am - 11:15 amLego Challenges: (K-
Participate in 3 Lego challenges to qualify for a prize. Lego challenges promote critical and cognitive thinking skills. (45 min)

STEM Saturdays: (Grades 3-5)
1:00 pm
 STEM Saturdays: (Grades 3-5)
Saturday, Nov. 30, 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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