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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English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, May. 3, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sig...read more
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, May. 3, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-s...read more
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Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You Snack & Decoding (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You Snack & Decoding (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
Tuesday, May 4, 3:30 - 4:15 pmStar Wars: May the 4
Google Meet
Let's celebrate Star Wars, "May the 4th Be With You"  Day with an easy snack you can make and decoding activity.  You will need these ingredients to make Blue MIlk and Princess Leia apple snack.  See Ingredients List  A decoding activity also accompanies this p...read more

Musical Theater and Movement (Gr 2-5) on ZOOM
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Musical Theater and Movement (Gr 2-5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, May. 4, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Musical Theater and
In this class, students will explore the elements and techniques of Musical Theater using dance techniques such as ballet and jazz to learn Broadway style choreography. Also adding acting elements and games so students will also have freedom of expression to share and express their ow...read more

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Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Anytime
Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Wednesday, May. 5, Anytime
(Wednesday, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26)
Anytime Story Time (
Anytime Time Story Time gives you the freedom to watch a story anytime, anywhere.  A story is posted weekly on the Children's page of the website or on our YouTube Channel.  Story Times are a great introduction to board books, picture books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. No registrat...read more
Crafternoon: Mother’s Day (K-5 Gr) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: Mother’s Day (K-5 Gr) on Google Meet
Wednesday, May 5, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmCrafternoon: Mother&
Google Meet
Each month we will assemble and create a unique craft.  Craft kits will be supplied only to each registered child. (30 mins)

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Spring Lego Challenges (K-2) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spring Lego Challenges (K-2) on Google Meet
Thursday, May. 6, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSpring Lego Challeng
Google Meet
Are you up for the challenge? We'll build 3 different Spring themed items so make sure you have base plate and a variety of lego shapes in spring colors.  Enjoy a small prize after you complete all 3 challenges. (30 mins)

Meadowlands Conservancy Program
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Meadowlands Conservancy Program
Thursday, May 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
via Zoom
The Meadowlands is much more than a sports complex. It’s a natural gem with serene parks framed by stunning views of New York City and the Hackensack River, paddling and boat ramps, birds galore, and plenty of options for educational family outings. Hear all about the Meadowlands, from the bad...read more

English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Thursday, May. 6, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-s...read more
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English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Friday, May. 7, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sig...read more
Magic Melodies with Mr. Chris: (children to age 5) Live/In-Person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Magic Melodies with Mr. Chris: (children to age 5) Live/In-Person
Friday, May. 7, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Magic Melodies with
Live/In-Person @ Veteran's Memorial Park Gazebo
Sing, dance and be silly with Mr. Chris in this high energy music and movement program. If inclement weather, then held over Facebook LIve (30 mins)
Show & Tell on Google Meet (Gr K-2)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Show & Tell on Google Meet (Gr K-2)
Friday, May. 7, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 4:00 pm)
Show & Tell on Googl
Google Meet
Each week we'll listen to a story and then you'll get to show off something special to the group and tell us all about it.  One item per child. (30 mins)

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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, May. 9
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be taking place, please all ahead.
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English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, May. 10, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sig...read more
Global E-Pals (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Global E-Pals (Gr 3-5) on Google Meet
Monday, May. 10, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Mondays on 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12 & 5/10 @ 4:00 - 4:30 pm)
Global E-Pals (Gr 3-
Google Meet
We will connect with students from around the world to learn about their culture, practice writing and improve social skills through letter writing. (45 mins)

English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, May. 10, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-s...read more
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Musical Theater and Movement (Gr 2-5) on ZOOM
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Musical Theater and Movement (Gr 2-5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, May. 11, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Musical Theater and
In this class, students will explore the elements and techniques of Musical Theater using dance techniques such as ballet and jazz to learn Broadway style choreography. Also adding acting elements and games so students will also have freedom of expression to share and express their ow...read more

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Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Anytime
Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Wednesday, May. 12, Anytime
(Wednesday, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26)
Anytime Story Time (
Anytime Time Story Time gives you the freedom to watch a story anytime, anywhere.  A story is posted weekly on the Children's page of the website or on our YouTube Channel.  Story Times are a great introduction to board books, picture books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. No registrat...read more
Bereavement Support Group
11:00am-12:30pm
 Bereavement Support Group
Wednesday, May. 12, 11:00am-12:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
This is a six week program hosted by the Westwood Clergy Council and the Westwood Library.  The program will be virtual and participants will receive a link to the meeting to attend each week. 
Digital Art Puzzle Party on Google Meet (Gr. 4-5)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Digital Art Puzzle Party on Google Meet (Gr. 4-5)
Wednesday, May. 12, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Wednesday, May 12, 19 & 26 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm)
Digital Art Puzzle P
Google Meet
We'll digitally put great works of art and photographs together as a group.  (45 mins)

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Virtual Tour of the Hi-Line Park, NYC
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Tour of the Hi-Line Park, NYC
Thursday, May 13, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
Join us for a virtual tour of the Hi-Line Park in NYC presented by Jeremy Wilcox of Custom NYC Tours. Jeremy will talk about the history of the park, as well as notable landmarks. He will also be available for questions after the program. Please register.

English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Thursday, May. 13, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-s...read more
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English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Friday, May. 14, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sig...read more
Magic Melodies with Mr. Chris: (children to age 5) Live/In-Person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Magic Melodies with Mr. Chris: (children to age 5) Live/In-Person
Friday, May. 14, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Magic Melodies with
Live/In-Person @ Veteran's Memorial Park Gazebo
Sing, dance and be silly with Mr. Chris in this high energy music and movement program. If inclement weather, then held over Facebook LIve (30 mins)
Show & Tell on Google Meet (Gr K-2)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Show & Tell on Google Meet (Gr K-2)
Friday, May. 14, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 4:00 pm)
Show & Tell on Googl
Google Meet
Each week we'll listen to a story and then you'll get to show off something special to the group and tell us all about it.  One item per child. (30 mins)

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English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, May. 17, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sig...read more
Women’s Lit Teen Book Group (WLTBG)
7pm
Women’s Lit Teen Book Group (WLTBG)
Monday, May. 17, 7pm
ONLINE ZOOM
This is a teen led book group to discuss women's classic literature (and sometimes watch the movie!).  Copies of each month's book will be available at the circulation desk a month before. Schedule:Monday, April 19th at 7pm: Little Women by Louisa May AlcottMonday, May 17 at 7pm: T...read more
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, May. 17, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-s...read more
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Musical Theater and Movement (Gr 2-5) on ZOOM
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Musical Theater and Movement (Gr 2-5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, May. 18, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Musical Theater and
In this class, students will explore the elements and techniques of Musical Theater using dance techniques such as ballet and jazz to learn Broadway style choreography. Also adding acting elements and games so students will also have freedom of expression to share and express their ow...read more

Junior Library Council Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Junior Library Council Meeting
Tuesday, May. 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15th, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18)

Via Google meets
Junior Library Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Please register for each meeting you plan on attending.

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Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Anytime
Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Wednesday, May. 19, Anytime
(Wednesday, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26)
Anytime Story Time (
Anytime Time Story Time gives you the freedom to watch a story anytime, anywhere.  A story is posted weekly on the Children's page of the website or on our YouTube Channel.  Story Times are a great introduction to board books, picture books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. No registrat...read more
Bereavement Support Group
11:00am-12:30pm
 Bereavement Support Group
Wednesday, May. 19, 11:00am-12:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
This is a six week program hosted by the Westwood Clergy Council and the Westwood Library.  The program will be virtual and participants will receive a link to the meeting to attend each week. 
Digital Art Puzzle Party on Google Meet (Gr. 4-5)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Digital Art Puzzle Party on Google Meet (Gr. 4-5)
Wednesday, May. 19, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Wednesday, May 12, 19 & 26 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm)
Digital Art Puzzle P
Google Meet
We'll digitally put great works of art and photographs together as a group.  (45 mins)

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STEM: Make a Spectroscope on Google Meet (Gr 3-5)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
STEM: Make a Spectroscope on Google Meet (Gr 3-5)
Thursday, May 20, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSTEM: Make a Spectro
Google Meet
A spectroscope is a device used to observe light prisms.  We'll review the science of light and the make one to see prisms (rainbows).  An activity kit will be provided.  You will receive an email when the kit is ready for pickup. (30 mins.)

Online Book Group: Kid Quixotes by Stephen Haff (Non-Fiction)
7:30pm
Online Book Group: Kid Quixotes by Stephen Haff (Non-Fiction)
Thursday, May 20, 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

English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Thursday, May. 20, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-s...read more
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English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Friday, May. 21, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sig...read more
Magic Melodies with Mr. Chris: (children to age 5) Live/In-Person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Magic Melodies with Mr. Chris: (children to age 5) Live/In-Person
Friday, May. 21, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Magic Melodies with
Live/In-Person @ Veteran's Memorial Park Gazebo
Sing, dance and be silly with Mr. Chris in this high energy music and movement program. If inclement weather, then held over Facebook LIve (30 mins)
Show & Tell on Google Meet (Gr K-2)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Show & Tell on Google Meet (Gr K-2)
Friday, May. 21, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 4:00 pm)
Show & Tell on Googl
Google Meet
Each week we'll listen to a story and then you'll get to show off something special to the group and tell us all about it.  One item per child. (30 mins)

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English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
10am-11:30am
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, May. 24, 10am-11:30am
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Fridays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-sig...read more
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, May. 24, 7pm
Open to the public.  Zoom invitation will be posted on library website prior to meeting, or register here to receive a zoom link.
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Monday, May. 24, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-s...read more
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Musical Theater and Movement (Gr 2-5) on ZOOM
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Musical Theater and Movement (Gr 2-5) on ZOOM
Tuesday, May. 25, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Musical Theater and
In this class, students will explore the elements and techniques of Musical Theater using dance techniques such as ballet and jazz to learn Broadway style choreography. Also adding acting elements and games so students will also have freedom of expression to share and express their ow...read more

Tutor Training Workshop
7:30pm-9pm
 Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, May. 25, 7:30pm-9pm
Tuesdays May 25, June 1, June 8 and Thursday June 10 from 7:30pm-9pm.This is a virtual training workshop over four evenings.  Once training is completed, tutoring will be limited to virtual until in person meetings are allowed.To register please email:  literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or vi...read more
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Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Anytime
Anytime Story Time (Pre-recorded videos)
Wednesday, May. 26, Anytime
(Wednesday, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26)
Anytime Story Time (
Anytime Time Story Time gives you the freedom to watch a story anytime, anywhere.  A story is posted weekly on the Children's page of the website or on our YouTube Channel.  Story Times are a great introduction to board books, picture books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. No registrat...read more
Bereavement Support Group
11:00am-12:30pm
 Bereavement Support Group
Wednesday, May. 26, 11:00am-12:30pm
ONLINE ZOOM
This is a six week program hosted by the Westwood Clergy Council and the Westwood Library.  The program will be virtual and participants will receive a link to the meeting to attend each week. 
Teen Recyclable Craft
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Teen Recyclable Craft
Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmTeen Recyclable Craf
via Zoom
Open to teens in grades 6-12, we will be making phone holders that can keep your cord and phone off the floor as you charge it. You will need to save a plastic bottle from shampoo or lotion that looks like the picture here (narrow, not round). Don't worry about the color or writing on the bottle...read more

Digital Art Puzzle Party on Google Meet (Gr. 4-5)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Digital Art Puzzle Party on Google Meet (Gr. 4-5)
Wednesday, May. 26, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
(Wednesday, May 12, 19 & 26 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm)
Digital Art Puzzle P
Google Meet
We'll digitally put great works of art and photographs together as a group.  (45 mins)

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New Start Career Network Workshop
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Start Career Network Workshop
Thursday, May 27, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Via Zoom
The New Start Career Network works with New Jersey residents age 45 and over who have been out of work for six or more months. They provide free, personalized career services, including web-based informational resources and virtual career coaching. The career center is part of the Rutgers John J. He...read more

English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
7-8:30pm
English Classes on Zoom (Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley)
Thursday, May. 27, 7-8:30pm
Free English classes on zoom help by bilingual instructor.  Beginner's welcome.Mondays and Thursdays January through May, enroll at anytime.For more information, email literacyvolunteerspv@gmail.com or call 201-664-0583To register, visit:  https://www.literacyvolunteerspv.org/student-s...read more
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Magic Melodies with Mr. Chris: (children to age 5) Live/In-Person
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Magic Melodies with Mr. Chris: (children to age 5) Live/In-Person
Friday, May. 28, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Magic Melodies with
Live/In-Person @ Veteran's Memorial Park Gazebo
Sing, dance and be silly with Mr. Chris in this high energy music and movement program. If inclement weather, then held over Facebook LIve (30 mins)
Show & Tell on Google Meet (Gr K-2)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Show & Tell on Google Meet (Gr K-2)
Friday, May. 28, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 4:00 pm)
Show & Tell on Googl
Google Meet
Each week we'll listen to a story and then you'll get to show off something special to the group and tell us all about it.  One item per child. (30 mins)

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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, May. 30
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be taking place, please all ahead.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, May. 31
Library building is closed to the public.  Some online programs may still be happening, please call ahead to confirm.
     
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