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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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Dec. 2, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Junior Friends and Green Team Green Screen & Jewelry Swap 7pm
7pm
Junior Friends and Green Team Green Screen & Jewelry Swap 7pm
Monday, Dec. 2, 7pm
You are invited to a green screen and jewery swap put on by the Westwood Junior Friends in partnership with the Westwood Green Screen.  Watch two short films (30 minutes total--The Story of Stuff and the Story of Solutions) then participate in a jewelry swap.  Bring your unwanted jewelry t...read more
Junior Friends
7pm
 Junior Friends
Monday, Dec. 2, 7pm
For students entering 7th grade and up interested in volunteering at the Library.
Westwood Stigma Free
7pm
 Westwood Stigma Free
Monday, Dec. 2, 7pm
Monthly meeting.
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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10:00am-12:00pm
LVPV Round Table
7pm
 LVPV Round Table
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
7:00-8:30pm
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 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, Dec. 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Learners Storytime
11:30am-12:15pm
 Little Learners Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 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, Dec. 4, 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, Dec. 5, 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.
Music with Miss Fran
10:30am
 Music with Miss Fran
Thursday, Dec. 5, 10:30am
Thursday mornings for babies, toddlers and caregivers.  Please register.  Program open to non-residents promptly at 10:30am if space permits. Because of space constraints, please no strollers downstairs. 
DIY Club: Lip Scrub (Grades 3-5)
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
DIY Club: Lip Scrub (Grades 3-5)
Thursday, Dec. 5, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmDIY Club: Lip Scrub
This month we will make our own vanilla peppermint lip scrub to keep for yourself or give as a gift.  Made with only natural ingredients.  (45 mins) 

Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Teen Writer’s Group
7pm
 Teen Writer’s Group
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7pm
for teens entering 6th grade & up.
Adult Evening Book Group
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 Adult Evening Book Group
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Dec. 6, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Dec. 6, 10:00am-12:00pm
Wee Ones
10:30am
 Wee Ones
Friday, Dec. 6, 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
Santa Letter Writing (Grades K-5)
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Santa Letter Writing (Grades K-5)
Friday, Dec. 6, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmSanta Letter Writing
We will set the scene for you to write your best letter to Santa.  We'll provide the paper, stickers, markers and top it off with a cookie snack. (45 mins)

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Home for the Holidays
 Home for the Holidays
Saturday, Dec. 7,
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Dec. 9, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Westwood Green Team
7:30-8:30pm
 Westwood Green Team
Monday, Dec. 9, 7:30-8:30pm
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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10:00am-12:00pm
NJWO Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:00 pm
NJWO Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 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, Dec. 10, 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, Dec. 11, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Learners Storytime
11:30am-12:15pm
 Little Learners Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 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, Dec. 11, 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, Dec. 12, 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.
Music with Miss Fran
10:30am
 Music with Miss Fran
Thursday, Dec. 12, 10:30am
Thursday mornings for babies, toddlers and caregivers.  Please register.  Program open to non-residents promptly at 10:30am if space permits. Because of space constraints, please no strollers downstairs. 
Gingerbread Craft for grades 3-5
4pm
Gingerbread Craft for grades 3-5
Thursday, Dec. 12, 4pm
Crafty Kitchen in Westwood will be at the Library to run a fun holiday craft with gingerbread for students in grades 3 to 5.  Registration required.

Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Girl Scout Meeting
6:30pm
 Girl Scout Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30pm
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Dec. 13, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Dec. 13, 10:00am-12:00pm
Wee Ones
10:30am
 Wee Ones
Friday, Dec. 13, 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, Dec. 13, 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, Dec. 14, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Monday, Dec. 16, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Holiday Picture Bingo (Ages 2-5 yrs old)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Holiday Picture Bingo (Ages 2-5 yrs old)
Monday, Dec. 16, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmHoliday Picture Bing
Young children learn this classic game by recognizing pictures to get 5 in a row for BINGO.  Play three rounds of BINGO and earn a small prize. (1 hr)

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, Dec. 16, 7pm
Mystery Lovers Book Group
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 Mystery Lovers Book Group
Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (DOWNSTAIRS ROOM) Cookie Exchange
7-8:30pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (DOWNSTAIRS ROOM) Cookie Exchange
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7-8:30pm
Weekly meeting for job support.
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Friends Work Day
10:00am-11:00am
 Friends Work Day
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10:00am-11:00am
Little Learners Storytime
11:30am-12:15pm
 Little Learners Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 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, Dec. 18, 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, Dec. 19, 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.
Music with Miss Fran
10:30am
 Music with Miss Fran
Thursday, Dec. 19, 10:30am
Thursday mornings for babies, toddlers and caregivers.  Please register.  Program open to non-residents promptly at 10:30am if space permits. Because of space constraints, please no strollers downstairs. 
STEM: Robotics (Grades 3-5)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 STEM: Robotics (Grades 3-5)
Thursday, Dec. 19, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmSTEM: Robotics (Grad
Robotics is a tangible introduction to programming that encourages problem solving and critical thinking.  (1hr)

Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Teen Book Group
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Teen Book Group
Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(October 24th, November 21st, December 19th)

A Book group for teens in 6-8th grades, includes snacks!
Teen Writer’s Group
7pm
 Teen Writer’s Group
Thursday, Dec. 19, 7pm
for teens entering 6th grade & up.
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ESL Classroom Instruction
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 ESL Classroom Instruction
Friday, Dec. 20, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Dec. 20, 10:00am-12:00pm
Make & Take Holiday Ornament: (Gr. K-5)
3:30 pm-4:15 pm
Make & Take Holiday Ornament: (Gr. K-5)
Friday, Dec. 20, 3:30 pm-4:15 pmMake & Take Holiday
Make this fragrant holiday ornament for yourself or to give as a gift.  (45 mins)

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

WWRSD
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**Schools closed**
 **Schools closed**
Tuesday, Dec. 24
(December 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 January 1)

WWRSD
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Tuesday, Dec. 24
(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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**Schools closed**
 **Schools closed**
Wednesday, Dec. 25
(December 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 January 1)

WWRSD
CLOSED
 CLOSED
Wednesday, Dec. 25
(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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**Schools closed**
 **Schools closed**
Thursday, Dec. 26
(December 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 January 1)

WWRSD
Computer Tutor
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Computer Tutor
Thursday, Dec. 26, 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.
Tech Help
6:00pm-8:00pm
 Tech Help
Thursday, Dec. 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm
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**Schools closed**
 **Schools closed**
Friday, Dec. 27
(December 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 January 1)

WWRSD
Tech Help
10:00am-12:00pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Dec. 27, 10:00am-12:00pm
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Winter Holiday Celebrations (Gr. 1-5)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Winter Holiday Celebrations (Gr. 1-5)
Saturday, Dec. 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pmWinter Holiday Celeb
We will look at different winter holiday celebrations with specific attention to cultures and traditions surrounding Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Diwali. You'll listen to music and make a craft. Light snacks provided. (1 hour)

Create a Wishing Wall: (Gr. 2-5)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Create a Wishing Wall: (Gr. 2-5)
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmCreate a Wishing Wal
Create a wishing wall filled with inspiration and goals for the New Year. (1 hr)

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

WWRSD
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**Schools closed**
 **Schools closed**
Tuesday, Dec. 31
(December 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 January 1)

WWRSD
Computer Tutor
10:00am-12:00pm
 Computer Tutor
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 10:00am-12:00pm
Noon Year’s Eve DJ Dance Party (Family)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Noon Year’s Eve DJ Dance Party (Family)
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 11:30 am - 12:30 pmNoon Year’s Ev
We'll ring in the Noon Year with some bubbly sparkling cider and DJ dancing.  Semi-formal party attire required, please. No jeans or sneakers please. (1 hr)

EARLY CLOSE
5:00 pm
 EARLY CLOSE
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 5:00 pm
    
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