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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Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 2, 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
(Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm)
Math Rookies (Gr K-2
Google Meet
Students will review basic math skills by completing short worksheets with a student volunteer during a one, 20 minute session. Worksheets will be available for pick up at the library's Circulation Desk.  You will receive an email notification when they are available for pick up. (20 mins)

Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 2, 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
(Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm)
Math Rookies (Gr K-2
Students will review basic math skills by completing short worksheets with a student volunteer during a one, 20 minute session. Worksheets will be available for pick up at the library's Circulation Desk.  You will receive an email notification when they are available for pick up. (20 mins)

Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 2, 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
(Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm)
Math Rookies (Gr K-2
Google Meet
Students will review basic math skills by completing short worksheets with a student volunteer during a one, 20 minute session. Worksheets will be available for pick up at the library's Circulation Desk.  You will receive an email notification when they are available for pick up. (20 mins)

Jr. Animal Activists (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Jr. Animal Activists (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 2, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
(Mondays, July 12, 19, 26; Aug 2 & 9 @ 3:30 pm )
Jr. Animal Activists
Google Meet
We will learn different ways to help animals by learning about animal rights, watching videos, learning about the work of activists and participating in activities. (45 mins)

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Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
(Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Google Meet
The advantages of a buddy reading program for younger students include them feeling safe as well as demonstrating improved engagement in reading.  It can help children develop improved self-esteem, confidence in reading and increased cognitive awareness.  Sign up for one, 15-minute weekly ...read more

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
(Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Google Meet
The advantages of a buddy reading program for younger students include them feeling safe as well as demonstrating improved engagement in reading.  It can help children develop improved self-esteem, confidence in reading and increased cognitive awareness.  Sign up for one, 15-minute weekly ...read more

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
(Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Google Meet
The advantages of a buddy reading program for younger students include them feeling safe as well as demonstrating improved engagement in reading.  It can help children develop improved self-esteem, confidence in reading and increased cognitive awareness.  Sign up for one, 15-minute weekly ...read more

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
(Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Google Meet
The advantages of a buddy reading program for younger students include them feeling safe as well as demonstrating improved engagement in reading.  It can help children develop improved self-esteem, confidence in reading and increased cognitive awareness.  Sign up for one, 15-minute weekly ...read more

Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
(Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
Google Meet
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language where children can create projects on the web using a block-like interface.  Before the class, users must have a laptop (windows or mac), pre-load the free software from here: Scratch and create an account. (45 mins)

Draw the Missing Half: (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Draw the Missing Half: (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 3:30 - 4:15 pmDraw the Missing Hal
Google Meet
Drawing the missing half of insects will teach children the basics of bilateral symmetry, while challenging them to practice math and identify insects!  Activity sheets will be provided. You'll need colored pencils or crayons.  (45 mins)

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Animal Art: Sea Creatures (PreK to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Animal Art: Sea Creatures (PreK to age 5) Live/In-person
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wednesday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am Live/In-person)
Animal Art: Sea Crea
Live/In-Person/Library Parking Lot
In-person/Live.  A 4-week program that reviews animals, the alphabet and includes a related craft. (30 mins)

Get ready for Shakespeare
3:30pm
 Get ready for Shakespeare
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 3:30pm
In anticipation of Shakespeare in the Park presented by Friends of the Bard (Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8)The Library is pleased to provide an opportunity to learn more about the plays to be presented in this interactive presentation by Friends of the Bard.  Learn more about Hamlet, ...read more
Tails from History Book Club (Gr. K-2) on Google Meet
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Tails from History Book Club (Gr. K-2) on Google Meet
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
(Wednesday, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/4 @ 3:30 pm)
Tails from History B
Google Meet
Each week we will discuss a different book from the series, " Tails from History" then end with an activity.  Please read the book before the meeting begins.  All 5 books will be available for pick up as a set from the Westwood Circulation Desk with an accompanying activity pack....read more
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Pop-Up Story Time (children to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pop-Up Story Time (children to age 5) Live/In-person
Thursday, Aug. 5, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Tuesday, July 6 & 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am & Thursday, August 5, 12 & 26 at 10:30 - 11:00 am)
Pop-Up Story Time (c
Gazebo at Veterans' Memorial Park
Introduction to picture books, songs, rhymes & finger plays. NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.  (30 mins)
Paint Your Own Kitten/Puppy Bobblehead (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Paint Your Own Kitten/Puppy Bobblehead (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
Thursday, Aug. 5, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pmPaint Your Own Kitte
Google Meet
Just for fun!  You can paint your own kitten or puppy bobblehead and create your own unique keepsake puppy.  We'll provide the bobblehead and you provide the paints and brush.  We will email you when it is available to pick up. (30 mins)

Bee Club: (Gr 3-5)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Bee Club: (Gr 3-5)
Thursday, Aug. 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Bee Club: (Gr 3-5)
ONLINE ZOOM
This introductory club teaches chidren about bees and beekeeping. Bees are such an important part of the environment and a necessary pollinator.  Join this online club--includes games, crafts and more.  Run by Faith Macchione, a  Girl Scout who just finished her Gold Award p...read more
Virtual Tour of the Battleship New Jersey
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Tour of the Battleship New Jersey
Thursday, Aug. 5, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
Another fun local trip for the summer! This virtual program will give an overview of the battleship and all there is to do. Great for families looking for some summer fun! Please register.
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Intro to Debate: (Gr. 4-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Intro to Debate: (Gr. 4-5) on Google Meet
Friday, Aug. 6, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Fridays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6 @ 4:00 pm)
Intro to Debate: (Gr
Google Meet
Participants will learn the basics of debate and gain multiple benefits such as critical thinking, organization,  public speaking, logic, conflict resolution and more. (45 mins)

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Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 9, 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
(Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm)
Math Rookies (Gr K-2
Google Meet
Students will review basic math skills by completing short worksheets with a student volunteer during a one, 20 minute session. Worksheets will be available for pick up at the library's Circulation Desk.  You will receive an email notification when they are available for pick up. (20 mins)

Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 9, 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
(Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm)
Math Rookies (Gr K-2
Students will review basic math skills by completing short worksheets with a student volunteer during a one, 20 minute session. Worksheets will be available for pick up at the library's Circulation Desk.  You will receive an email notification when they are available for pick up. (20 mins)

Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
Math Rookies (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 9, 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
(Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm)
Math Rookies (Gr K-2
Google Meet
Students will review basic math skills by completing short worksheets with a student volunteer during a one, 20 minute session. Worksheets will be available for pick up at the library's Circulation Desk.  You will receive an email notification when they are available for pick up. (20 mins)

Jr. Animal Activists (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Jr. Animal Activists (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 9, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
(Mondays, July 12, 19, 26; Aug 2 & 9 @ 3:30 pm )
Jr. Animal Activists
Google Meet
We will learn different ways to help animals by learning about animal rights, watching videos, learning about the work of activists and participating in activities. (45 mins)

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Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
(Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Google Meet
The advantages of a buddy reading program for younger students include them feeling safe as well as demonstrating improved engagement in reading.  It can help children develop improved self-esteem, confidence in reading and increased cognitive awareness.  Sign up for one, 15-minute weekly ...read more

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
(Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Google Meet
The advantages of a buddy reading program for younger students include them feeling safe as well as demonstrating improved engagement in reading.  It can help children develop improved self-esteem, confidence in reading and increased cognitive awareness.  Sign up for one, 15-minute weekly ...read more

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
(Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Google Meet
The advantages of a buddy reading program for younger students include them feeling safe as well as demonstrating improved engagement in reading.  It can help children develop improved self-esteem, confidence in reading and increased cognitive awareness.  Sign up for one, 15-minute weekly ...read more

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
(Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Google Meet
The advantages of a buddy reading program for younger students include them feeling safe as well as demonstrating improved engagement in reading.  It can help children develop improved self-esteem, confidence in reading and increased cognitive awareness.  Sign up for one, 15-minute weekly ...read more

Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
(Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
Google Meet
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language where children can create projects on the web using a block-like interface.  Before the class, users must have a laptop (windows or mac), pre-load the free software from here: Scratch and create an account. (45 mins)

Build a Mini Bird Feeder: (Gr 2-5) In-person/Live
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Build a Mini Bird Feeder: (Gr 2-5) In-person/Live
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 3:30 - 4:15 pmBuild a Mini Bird Fe
In Person/Library Parking Lot
Let’s learn a bit about birds.  We will listen to a story and build a mini bird feeder for you to take home. (45 mins)

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Animal Art: Sea Creatures (PreK to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Animal Art: Sea Creatures (PreK to age 5) Live/In-person
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wednesday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am Live/In-person)
Animal Art: Sea Crea
Live/In-Person/Library Parking Lot
In-person/Live.  A 4-week program that reviews animals, the alphabet and includes a related craft. (30 mins)
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Pop-Up Story Time (children to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pop-Up Story Time (children to age 5) Live/In-person
Thursday, Aug. 12, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Tuesday, July 6 & 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am & Thursday, August 5, 12 & 26 at 10:30 - 11:00 am)
Pop-Up Story Time (c
Gazebo at Veterans' Memorial Park
Introduction to picture books, songs, rhymes & finger plays. NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.  (30 mins)
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CANCELLED - Summer Reading Finale Petting Zoo & Ice Cream Social (Gr PreK-5th Gr) In-person Live CANCELLED
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CANCELLED - Summer Reading Finale Petting Zoo & Ice Cream Social (Gr PreK-5th Gr) In-person Live CANCELLED
Friday, Aug. 13, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmCANCELLED - Summer R
In Person/Library Parking Lot
In-person/Live.  We will celebrate the efforts of all readers with a Travelling Petting Zoo/Pony ride and Ice Cream Social.  Only those who are registered Summer Reading participants and who have been consistently active in the program will be allowed to attend. (1.5 hrs)
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Beachscapes Watercoloring (Gr K-5) In-person at the library’s parking lot
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Beachscapes Watercoloring (Gr K-5) In-person at the library’s parking lot
Monday, Aug. 16, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pmBeachscapes Watercol
In Person/Library Parking Lot
Join us for some easy and relaxing watercoloring.  You'll create two beachscape original artworks. (45 mins) 

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Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
(Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
Google Meet
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language where children can create projects on the web using a block-like interface.  Before the class, users must have a laptop (windows or mac), pre-load the free software from here: Scratch and create an account. (45 mins)

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Animal Art: Sea Creatures (PreK to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Animal Art: Sea Creatures (PreK to age 5) Live/In-person
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wednesday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am Live/In-person)
Animal Art: Sea Crea
Live/In-Person/Library Parking Lot
In-person/Live.  A 4-week program that reviews animals, the alphabet and includes a related craft. (30 mins)

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Online Book Group: Walking to Listen by Andrew Forsthoefel
7:30pm
Online Book Group: Walking to Listen by Andrew Forsthoefel
Thursday, Aug. 19, 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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Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
(Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
Google Meet
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language where children can create projects on the web using a block-like interface.  Before the class, users must have a laptop (windows or mac), pre-load the free software from here: Scratch and create an account. (45 mins)

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Animal Art: Sea Creatures (PreK to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Animal Art: Sea Creatures (PreK to age 5) Live/In-person
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wednesday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am Live/In-person)
Animal Art: Sea Crea
Live/In-Person/Library Parking Lot
In-person/Live.  A 4-week program that reviews animals, the alphabet and includes a related craft. (30 mins)

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Pop-Up Story Time (children to age 5) Live/In-person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pop-Up Story Time (children to age 5) Live/In-person
Thursday, Aug. 26, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Tuesday, July 6 & 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am & Thursday, August 5, 12 & 26 at 10:30 - 11:00 am)
Pop-Up Story Time (c
Gazebo at Veterans' Memorial Park
Introduction to picture books, songs, rhymes & finger plays. NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.  (30 mins)
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Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Intro to Scratch Coding (Gr 2-4) on Google Meet
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
(Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm)
Intro to Scratch Cod
Google Meet
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language where children can create projects on the web using a block-like interface.  Before the class, users must have a laptop (windows or mac), pre-load the free software from here: Scratch and create an account. (45 mins)

    
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