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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Tacky the Penguin on
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
A sensory friendly exploration of how differences make us special and unique. Audience is invited to sing and move like Tacky, his friends, and the hunters as we explore the land of the penguins with different tactile activities you can do from your home! In this sensory exploration, tacky makes fun ice sculptures.   You can freeze your ice sculpture ahead of time for this program by taking an ice tray filling with water and adding your favorite coloring then freezing overnight in time for this class.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
Anytime Story Time w
Wednesday, Aug. 5, Anytime (Wednesday, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, & 8/12 )
Have naps and errands kept you from making it to a scheduled story time?  Then, watch our new series of  pre-recorded story times available to you anytime!   New story times are posted weekly and there's no need to register.  Older videos can be seen from our YouTube Channel. 
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6:00 pm
Join us for a fun family evening, as owner John walks us through making our own pizzas! As we wait for our pizza to cook, Miss Denise will present a pizza storytime! Registration is required, as you will need to pick up the pizza supplies at Pompilio's the day of the program (you provide extra toppings). Please join us as we continue to support local businesses!  
Book Buddies on Goog
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
Book Buddies on Goog
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:15 am - 11:30 am
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
Book Buddies on Goog
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
Book Buddies on Goog
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
Thursday, Aug. 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Based on the new Star Wars series! Open to teens in 6-12 grade. Registration required for access.
Family Campfire Song
Thursday, Aug. 6, 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
You wil sing some old songs and learn new ones in this family virtual program. (30 mins) Sponsored by Music Play Patrol.
Debate Club (Gr 4 &
Friday, Aug. 7, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm (Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 August, 7 & 14 @ 1:00 pm)
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)
Saturday, Aug. 8 (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)
Monday, Aug. 10, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Mondays June 22, 29, July 6,13,20,27, August 3,10)
Learn HTML & CSS coding to allow you to design your own website! Open to teens in 6th - 12th grades. Please add the Editey app (orange) to your Google account before class. As this program is cummulative, please plan on attending all classes. No previous experience required. Registration required, please direct questions to janet.dunn@westwood.bccls.org. 
Monday, Aug. 10, 7pm (Monday, July 13 at 7pm, Monday, August 10 at 7pm.)
Summer Craft: Cereal
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
If you can't get to the aquarium this summer, we'll make our own using your basic craft supplies. (30 minutes)  
Shark Attack! (Grade
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Are sharks really the ferocious eating machines they seem to be in movies? Learn the truth about these special fish. The truth is often more fascinating than fiction. If your child is enrolled in the Summer Reading program, they will earn a summer reading raffle ticket for attending. (30 mins)
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Get some tips for stress relief, something much needed in today's climate! Presented by Drs. Cathy and Jett Gurman of Westwood Family Chiropractic. Please register for Zoom access.
Anytime Story Time w
Wednesday, Aug. 12, Anytime (Wednesday, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, & 8/12 )
Have naps and errands kept you from making it to a scheduled story time?  Then, watch our new series of  pre-recorded story times available to you anytime!   New story times are posted weekly and there's no need to register.  Older videos can be seen from our YouTube Channel. 
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For teens in 6th-9th grades. Registration is required for access to the zoom meeting. Books are available on hoopla. If you need a library card, or need your card renewed, send an email to library@westwood.bccls.org.
Book Buddies on Goog
Thursday, Aug. 13, 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Practice reading for 15 minutes with a high school student.  Your child will receive individual attention while practicing reading aloud and reviewing unknown words with an online Children's Dictionary.  Appropriate Read-A-Loud e-books will be chosen from the library's catalog and shared via Google Meet. (15 minutes)
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