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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Bucket Drumming (Gr K-5) on ZOOM
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bucket Drumming (Gr K-5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmBucket Drumming (Gr
ZOOM
Bucket drumming teaches students the basics of drumming using ordinary buckets, trash and recycling cans from their home. Students learn basic rhythms.  At the end of the session, we have a dance party while the different rhythms we learned during the session.  Supply your own bucket and w...read more
NhN weekly meeting
7pm-7:40pm
 NhN weekly meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 7pm-7:40pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration i...read more
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Boogie Woogie Babies (Pre-K to K) on Instagram Live
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Boogie Woogie Babies (Pre-K to K) on Instagram Live
Friday, Sep. 4, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, September 9/4, 9/11, 9/18 & 9/25 @ 10:30 - 11:00 am)
Boogie Woogie Babies
Instagram Live
Jump, exercise, listen to directions while dancing to upbeat songs and having fun. (30 mins)
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Saturday, Sep. 5
(Jan. 1, 20, Feb. 17, April 10, 12 May 10, 24, 25, June 21, July 4, 5, Sept. 5,6, 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, Sep. 6
(Jan. 1, 20, Feb. 17, April 10, 12 May 10, 24, 25, June 21, July 4, 5, Sept. 5,6, 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Sep. 7
(Jan. 1, 20, Feb. 17, April 10, 12 May 10, 24, 25, June 21, July 4, 5, Sept. 5,6, 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, 26, 27, Dec. 24, 25)

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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
NhN weekly meeting
7pm-7:40pm
 NhN weekly meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 7pm-7:40pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration i...read more
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Little Yogis (Gr - K-2) on ZOOM
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 Little Yogis (Gr - K-2) on ZOOM
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 4 pm))
Little Yogis (Gr - K
ZOOM
Sign your child up for a mentally and physically beneficial virtual yoga class. Children will practice good mindfulness techniques with a certified yoga instructor. (30 mins)
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***CANCELLED***Back to Bach Live on the Library Lawn (Family)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
***CANCELLED***Back to Bach Live on the Library Lawn (Family)
Thursday, Sep. 10, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm***CANCELLED***Back
LIbrary's Front Lawn
Bring your own lawn chair and listen to talented Bergen County youth play classical and popular songs and learn about their passion and hard work value in this inspirational performance. (30-45 mins)
Applicant Tracking System by Laura Troy (a NhN presenation)
7pm
Applicant Tracking System by Laura Troy (a NhN presenation)
Thursday, Sep. 10, 7pm
!0 Ways to Get Your Resume past the Applicant Tracking SystemThis interactive ZOOM workshop answers the following questions: What is an Applicant Tracking System? How and why do companies use the ATS? How can I get my resume past the ATS and seen by a Human Being?During the presentation we will look...read more
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Sep. 11, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Boogie Woogie Babies (Pre-K to K) on Instagram Live
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Boogie Woogie Babies (Pre-K to K) on Instagram Live
Friday, Sep. 11, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, September 9/4, 9/11, 9/18 & 9/25 @ 10:30 - 11:00 am)
Boogie Woogie Babies
Instagram Live
Jump, exercise, listen to directions while dancing to upbeat songs and having fun. (30 mins)
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English Classes on Zoom Mornings (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom Mornings (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, Sep. 14, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Monday, Sep. 14, 10-11:30amFree English classes on zoom.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays starting in September.  For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7pm-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, Sep. 14, 7pm-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays starting in September.  For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up....read more
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Virtual Armchair Travel - Ethiopia
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Armchair Travel - Ethiopia
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via ZOOM
Ethiopa! A very unique travel destination, presented by local travellers Roger & Pauline Anthony. They have presented several fascinating programs at the library and a virtual trip to Ethiopia is just the ticket to escape New Jersey for just a little while! Please register for access.  ...read more

Tutor Training Workshop
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
 Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13)

Via Zoom
Are you interested in becoming an ESL tutor? The Literacy Volunteers of the Pascack Valley is hosting this free remote tutor training workshop, registration is required. Please plan to attend all five sessions. Click this link to register.  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/tutor-traini...read more
NhN weekly meeting
7pm-7:40pm
 NhN weekly meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 7pm-7:40pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration i...read more
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Little Yogis (Gr - K-2) on ZOOM
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 Little Yogis (Gr - K-2) on ZOOM
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 4 pm))
Little Yogis (Gr - K
ZOOM
Sign your child up for a mentally and physically beneficial virtual yoga class. Children will practice good mindfulness techniques with a certified yoga instructor. (30 mins)
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Virtual Field Trip: Apple Orchard (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Virtual Field Trip: Apple Orchard (Gr K-2) on Google Meet
Thursday, Sep. 17, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmVirtual Field Trip:
We'll tour an apple orchard through high-grade, virtual 360 degree videos.  We'll see how apples are harvested and prepped for market in a factory, then we'll, speak to a library staff member about growing up on an apple farm.  We'll end with an apple themed craft. (45 mins...read more

OBG Online Book Group: The Long Bright River by Liz Moore
7:30pm
OBG Online Book Group: The Long Bright River by Liz Moore
Thursday, Sep. 17, 7:30pm
Online Zoom
Long Bright Riverby Liz Moore 4.09  ·   Rating details ·  38,700 ratings  ·  4,987 reviewsTwo sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn't be more different. Then, one of them goes missing....read more

English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7pm-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Thursday, Sep. 17, 7pm-8:30pm
Free english classes on zoom with bilingual instructor.  Beginners welcome.Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm-8:30pm. For more information email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html 
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Sep. 18, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Boogie Woogie Babies (Pre-K to K) on Instagram Live
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Boogie Woogie Babies (Pre-K to K) on Instagram Live
Friday, Sep. 18, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, September 9/4, 9/11, 9/18 & 9/25 @ 10:30 - 11:00 am)
Boogie Woogie Babies
Instagram Live
Jump, exercise, listen to directions while dancing to upbeat songs and having fun. (30 mins)
English Classes on Zoom Morning (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom Morning (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Friday, Sep. 18, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Starts Friday, September 18 at 10am-11:30amFree English classes on zoom.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays starting in September.  For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/stud...read more
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Cooking with Chef Johnny
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Cooking with Chef Johnny
Sunday, Sep. 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
What could be more fun than preparing Sunday dinner for the family with a great chef and and a great friend of the Westwood community? Join us for a cooking lesson with Chef Johnny from Caffe Anello! Chef will be showing us how to make his famous Tuscan style chicken cutlet, and ingredient kits...read more
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English Classes on Zoom Mornings (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom Mornings (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, Sep. 21, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Monday, Sep. 14, 10-11:30amFree English classes on zoom.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays starting in September.  For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Multicultural Girl (non-binary) Book Club (Gr. 3-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Multicultural Girl (non-binary) Book Club (Gr. 3-5) on Google Meet
Monday, Sep. 21, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Mondays, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 23 & Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm)
Multicultural Girl (
Google Meet
Multicultural Girl (non-binary) Book Club - We'll read a chapter book each month and learn about girls from different cultural backgrounds. Books must be read before each meeting and can be found on Libby and in the library catalog (www.bccls.org).  Monthly books are as follows:  (9/21...read more
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7pm-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, Sep. 21, 7pm-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays starting in September.  For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up....read more
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Avoiding Back Attacks or.... Why Is Sitting Killing Me!
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avoiding Back Attacks or.... Why Is Sitting Killing Me!
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
Join us for a virtual program presented by Drs. Cathy and Jett Gurman of Westwood Family Chiropractic. As many of us are sitting a lot more due to working from home, this will be a very useful program to help us maintain a healthy back as we manage what may become a new normal. Please register.

Tutor Training Workshop
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
 Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13)

Via Zoom
Are you interested in becoming an ESL tutor? The Literacy Volunteers of the Pascack Valley is hosting this free remote tutor training workshop, registration is required. Please plan to attend all five sessions. Click this link to register.  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/tutor-traini...read more
NhN weekly meeting
7pm-7:40pm
 NhN weekly meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 7pm-7:40pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration i...read more
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Little Yogis (Gr - K-2) on ZOOM
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 Little Yogis (Gr - K-2) on ZOOM
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 4 pm))
Little Yogis (Gr - K
ZOOM
Sign your child up for a mentally and physically beneficial virtual yoga class. Children will practice good mindfulness techniques with a certified yoga instructor. (30 mins)
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Crafternoon: (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: (Gr K-5) on Google Meet
Thursday, Sep. 24, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmCrafternoon: (Gr K-5
Google Meet
Each month we'll try a different, easy craft just for the fun of it!.  We'll provide the craft kits and notify you when you can pick them up.  We'll work on them together on Google Meet. (30 mins)

Time Management: Staying productive in a job search by Paul Cecala (an NhN presentation)
7pm
Time Management: Staying productive in a job search by Paul Cecala (an NhN presentation)
Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm
Online Zoom
People in extended job searches tend to lose traction and become unproductive.  This presentation takes a fresh look at some time-tested time management strategies as well as offering some creative solutions to typical time-wasting behaviors.  Paul Cecala, a Five O’Clock Club Ce...read more
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7pm-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Thursday, Sep. 24, 7pm-8:30pm
Free english classes on zoom with bilingual instructor.  Beginners welcome.Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm-8:30pm. For more information email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html 
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Friday, Sep. 25, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
Boogie Woogie Babies (Pre-K to K) on Instagram Live
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Boogie Woogie Babies (Pre-K to K) on Instagram Live
Friday, Sep. 25, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, September 9/4, 9/11, 9/18 & 9/25 @ 10:30 - 11:00 am)
Boogie Woogie Babies
Instagram Live
Jump, exercise, listen to directions while dancing to upbeat songs and having fun. (30 mins)
English Classes on Zoom Morning (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom Morning (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Friday, Sep. 25, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Starts Friday, September 18 at 10am-11:30amFree English classes on zoom.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays starting in September.  For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/stud...read more
Debate Club (Gr 4 & 5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Debate Club (Gr 4 & 5) on Google Meet
Friday, Sep. 25, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Fridays, Sep 25 & Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & November 5 @ 4:00 pm)
Debate Club (Gr 4 &
Google Meet
An introduction to the art of debate.  Children will develop oral and written communication skills, critical thinking skills, research, organization and presentation skills.  Taught by a high school honor student and Debate Team member. ( 45  mins)

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Jazz Trio Concert
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Jazz Trio Concert
Sunday, Sep. 27, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Who doesn't love a Sunday afternoon outdoor Jazz concert? Martin Pizzarelli is a world-renowned bassist and his trio is sure to please! Please register, chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
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English Classes on Zoom Mornings (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom Mornings (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, Sep. 28, 10am-11:30am
ONLINE ZOOM
Monday, Sep. 14, 10-11:30amFree English classes on zoom.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays starting in September.  For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up.html
Animation Workshop: Gr 3-5 on ZOOM
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Animation Workshop: Gr 3-5 on ZOOM
Monday, Sep. 28, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pmAnimation Workshop:
ZOOM
This is an interactive initiative created by award winning Animator Luis Medrano to unleash your child's creative persona through the art of animation and storytelling. Please see additional note on the tech specifications required for this class.   (45 mins)

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, Sep. 28, 7pm
ONLINE ZOOM
Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees.  Fourth Monday of the month at 7pm.  Currently meeting online Zoom.  Look on library website for access.  Public is wellcome.
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7pm-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, Sep. 28, 7pm-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays starting in September.  For more information, email literacyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sign-up....read more
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Tech Help
10 am - 12 pm
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 10 am - 12 pm
Tech Help is available in person or virtually. Please register to make an appointment.
***Canceled*** Virtual Teen Escape Room
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
***Canceled*** Virtual Teen Escape Room
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Via Zoom
Join us for fun puzzle challenges found in escape rooms! Open to teens in grades 6-9 pm, registration required for access.
Genealogy Webinar - Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Genealogy Webinar - Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via ZOOM
Join us for a deep dive into Passenger ship manifests in search of ancestors who immigrated from the Old Country. Presented by Mr. Fred Voss, professional genealogist, educator and a volunteer tour guide at Ellis Island National Park. His talk will explore where shipping manifest records, deportatio...read more

Tutor Training Workshop
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
 Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13)

Via Zoom
Are you interested in becoming an ESL tutor? The Literacy Volunteers of the Pascack Valley is hosting this free remote tutor training workshop, registration is required. Please plan to attend all five sessions. Click this link to register.  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/tutor-traini...read more
NhN weekly meeting
7pm-7:40pm
 NhN weekly meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 7pm-7:40pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org) is a grassroots, volunteer, networking organization that is widely respected and recognized for its work in career advancement and job search support.  Zoom based meetings are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:40pm.  Registration i...read more
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Little Yogis (Gr - K-2) on ZOOM
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 Little Yogis (Gr - K-2) on ZOOM
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 4 pm))
Little Yogis (Gr - K
ZOOM
Sign your child up for a mentally and physically beneficial virtual yoga class. Children will practice good mindfulness techniques with a certified yoga instructor. (30 mins)
   
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