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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Winter Art with Abra
Friday, Dec. 16, 10:30 am - 11: 15 am (Friday, December 2 & 16 @ 10:30 am)
Toddlers will love this hands on class to create unique winter themed art. (45 mins)
Make a Finger Puppet
Monday, Dec. 5, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Finger puppets are a great way for children to understand emotions, build cognitive development, develop hand-eye coordination and increase vocabulary.  Limited supplies.  One per registered child.  (30 mins)
Monday, Dec. 5, 7pm
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7pm (Tuesdays oct 11, oct 25, nov 8, nov 22, dec 6, dec 20)
Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA (www.nhnusa.org), founded on January 27, 2011, is supported by an award winning web portal site, LinkedIn group, facebook group and a large network of members and volunteer leaders built over the past 11 years. Resources, virtual weekly meetings and guest presentations are offered over the internet and video conferencing platforms to help our members with their careers.  The group's culture is based on a pay it forward model with a focus on networking and support. The meetings are designed to help anyone in career advancement and career transition by offering advice in job search strategies, techniques, tools, support, motivation, leadership and networking opportunities.  Google Meet based sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Registration is required through NhN’s website.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10am-12pm
Peek A Book Story Ti
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10:30 - 11:00 am (Wed. Sept 14 & 21 (9/21 CANCELED); Wed Oct 5, 12 & 19; Wed Nov 2,9 & 16; Wed Dec 7, 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Exposing your child to story time and reading has great benefits such as, increased vocabulary and memory, positive emotional and social development, increased listening skills and increased sound and letter recognition! We'll even sing and dance too!  (30 mins)
Santa Letter Writing
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Get your wish list written in a letter to Santa!  We'll provide all of the paper, stickers and markers for you to make your letter stand out.  Light snack provided.  
Thursday, Dec. 8, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Create a holiday themed snack and learn its nutritional value with a certified dietician from Shoprite. (45 mins)
Thursday, Dec. 8, 4pm-5pm
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10am-3pm
Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30pm-9pm
Story Art (Gr 1-3) U
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm (Tuesday, Sept 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, & Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm)
We will meet once a month to listen to a story then create art based on the story.  (45 mins)
Junior Library Counc
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm (Tuesday, 10/18 (Meeting is IN-PERSON/downstairs), 11/15, 12/13 (IN-PERSON), 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18 & 5/16 @ 6:00 pm)
To be part of the JLC, first enroll on our website, then register here to receive the meeting link.  Meetings are monthly and will take place both virtually and in person at the library. (45 mins)
Peek A Book Story Ti
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 - 11:00 am (Wed. Sept 14 & 21 (9/21 CANCELED); Wed Oct 5, 12 & 19; Wed Nov 2,9 & 16; Wed Dec 7, 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Exposing your child to story time and reading has great benefits such as, increased vocabulary and memory, positive emotional and social development, increased listening skills and increased sound and letter recognition! We'll even sing and dance too!  (30 mins)
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Spend your afternoons at the library as we host a monthly screening of some of the newest DVD releases from 1pm - 3:30pm. This month we will be showing Don't Worry Darling.
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Have your child practice reading to a dog in a non-pressured and non-judgemental setting.  Oliver, a certified therapy dog will sit quietly and listen to your child read their pre-chosen book for one 15 minute session.  Please come with your pre-chosen book at the time of your session. (15 mins)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Have your child practice reading to a dog in a non-pressured and non-judgemental setting.  Oliver, a certified therapy dog will sit quietly and listen to your child read their pre-chosen book for one 15 minute session.  Please come with your pre-chosen book at the time of your session. (15 mins)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Have your child practice reading to a dog in a non-pressured and non-judgemental setting.  Oliver, a certified therapy dog will sit quietly and listen to your child read their pre-chosen book for one 15 minute session.  Please come with your pre-chosen book at the time of your session. (15 mins)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Have your child practice reading to a dog in a non-pressured and non-judgemental setting.  Oliver, a certified therapy dog will sit quietly and listen to your child read their pre-chosen book for one 15 minute session.  Please come with your pre-chosen book at the time of your session. (15 mins)
Digital Comic Creati
Thursday, Dec. 15, 3:30 - 4:15 pm (Thurs. Sept 22; Thurs. Oct 20; Thurs. Nov 17 & Thurs. Dec. 15 @ 3:30 pm)
Do you like to write or have lots of stories you would like to create in a comic format?  Then join this club that meets monthly to explore your creative writing style.  We will storyboard and use writing prompts and create your own comic strip on a digital platform. We will provide laptops or you can bring your own. (45 mins)
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