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.
 Limit by audience:
Olympic Games Kickof
Friday, Jul. 23, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Children will create an edible torch to kickoff the Olympic Games and we will also recreate the illusion of fireworks with a science experiment.  You provide the materials and follow along on the Instagram Live demonstration.  Click here for the ingredients list
 
Intro to Debate: (Gr
Friday, Jul. 23, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm (Fridays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6 @ 4:00 pm)
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)
Saturday, Jul. 24, 9 am - 1 pm
Hosted by Revolution Prep, take an online practice exam with a proctor and get feedback on your results. Click here to register.
Math Rookies (Gr K-2
Monday, Jul. 26, 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm (Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm)
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
Monday, Jul. 26, 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm (Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm)
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
Monday, Jul. 26, 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm (Mondays July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 & 9 @ 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm)
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
Monday, Jul. 26, 3:30 - 4:15 pm (Mondays, July 12, 19, 26; Aug 2 & 9 @ 3:30 pm )
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)
Monday, Jul. 26, 7pm
Open to the public.  Zoom invitation will be posted on library website prior to meeting, or register here to receive a zoom link.
Pop-Up Story Time (c
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 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)
Introduction to picture books, songs, rhymes & finger plays. NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.  (30 mins)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm (Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm)
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 session with a high school honor student who will choose appropriate grade level books and review vocabulary.  (15 minutes)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm (Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm)
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 session with a high school honor student who will choose appropriate grade level books and review vocabulary.  (15 minutes)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm (Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm)
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 session with a high school honor student who will choose appropriate grade level books and review vocabulary.  (15 minutes)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm (Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3 & 10 @ 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm)
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 session with a high school honor student who will choose appropriate grade level books and review vocabulary.  (15 minutes)
Math Masters (Gr 3-5
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm (Tuesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm)
A 4-week virtual program to review math concepts and build math skills using online games, worksheets and videos. Reserve one, 20- minute session per week with a high school honor student.
Math Masters (Gr 3-5
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm (Tuesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm )
A 4-week virtual program to review math concepts and build math skills using online games, worksheets and videos. Reserve one, 20- minute session per week with a high school honor student.
Math Masters (Gr 3-5
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm (Tuesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm)
A 4-week virtual program to review math concepts and build math skills using online games, worksheets and videos. Reserve one, 20- minute session per week with a high school honor student.
Tails from History B
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 3:30 - 4:15 pm (Wednesday, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/4 @ 3:30 pm)
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.  Book 1, (7/7) "A Raccoon at the White House"; Book 2 (7/14) "A Parrot in the Painting"; Book 3 (7/21); "The Cat Who Ruled theTown"; Book 4 (7/28) "A Sea Otter to the Rescue";  Book 5 (8/4) " A Pony with her Writer".
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 7pm
Summary:  This presentation will provide strategies to secure your home network, look at what should be done to support work-from-home (WFH), and look at how to vette a prospective employer while protecting your personal identifiable information (PII).
 
Biography:  For over 25 years, Juergen Heberling has led the deployment of information security programs to adhere to the Department of Defense and other regulatory bodies' requirements. He is currently CEO at 911 Cyber Security, LLC. He performs information security assessments to NIST, ISO and other standards. Prior to working in information security he was Senior Director, IT, for a defense contractor. None of his clients were ever hacked!

 
Jiggly Wiggly (child
Thursday, Jul. 29, 11:30 am (Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 11:30 am)
Music and movement outdoors in Veterans' Memorial Park.  If rain, then held on Facebook Live. (30 mins)
Story Telling Math (
Thursday, Jul. 29, 3:30 - 4:15 pm (Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 3:30 pm)
A 4-week program.  We will listen to a story with a specific math unit and work on a related math activity. (45 min)
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