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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Music and Movement with Mr. Corbitt (Downstairs Meeting Room)
10:30-11am
Music and Movement with Mr. Corbitt (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Wednesday, May. 1, 10:30-11am
(April 3 and 17, May 1 and 15, 10:30am-11am)

Mr. Corbitt's music classes build a musical foundation by encouraging musical play and introducing simple music theory exercises that connect tykes’ musical world to ours, and more importantly, ours to theirs. Using contemporary songs from the realms of jazz, reggae, pop, rock, and R&B...read more

Swiftie Club (Gr 5-12) Downstairs Meeting Room
3:45pm-4:30pm
Swiftie Club (Gr 5-12) Downstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, May. 1, 3:45pm-4:30pm
(Wednesday, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 6, April 10, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7)

Downstairs Meeting Room
Join fellow Swifties to talk about all things Taylor Swift related! We'll listen to her music, make playlists, analyze her lyrics, play Taylor Swift themed trivia, do crafts, and more! Meets monthly. (45 min)

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Baby Lapsit (0-18 months) Downstairs Meeting Room
10:30am-11:00am
Baby Lapsit (0-18 months) Downstairs Meeting Room
Thursday, May. 2, 10:30am-11:00am
(Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2)

This infant program will provide early literacy opportunities for caregivers and babies through a story time with interactive song, rhymes and fingerplay specifically for this age group. (30 mins)

Kindergarten Field Trip (Main Room/Children’s Room)
11am -12pm
Kindergarten Field Trip (Main Room/Children’s Room)
Thursday, May 2, 11am -12pm
ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
Thursday, May. 2, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

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Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, May. 3, 11:30am
Gather together and work on your current knitting and crocheting projects as you chat and socialize with fellow yarn-lovers! Bring your own supplies and trade tips and ideas, share patterns, and create beautiful pieces alongside friends. All skill levels are welcome! This club will meet weekly. (1 h...read more
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Library Reserve for Friends (Downstairs)
1-3:30pm
Library Reserve for Friends (Downstairs)
Saturday, May 4, 1-3:30pm
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Garden Club Plant Sale (Outside)
11am-3pm
Garden Club Plant Sale (Outside)
Sunday, May 5, 11am-3pm
Lots of annuals, perennials, baskets and more. Great for Mother's Day or getting your garden up and running!
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Reserved (Downstairs)
3:45-5:00pm
 Reserved (Downstairs)
Monday, May. 6, 3:45-5:00pm
Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May. 6, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Westwood Garden Club Meeting
7pm
 Westwood Garden Club Meeting
Monday, May. 6, 7pm
Generally the first on the month at 7pm. Check Calendar for exact dates.
LVPV Beginners ( Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LVPV Beginners ( Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May. 6, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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ESL Advanced Class - Online
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 ESL Advanced Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 7, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 7, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ASL (American Sign Language) (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11am -12pm
ASL (American Sign Language) (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May. 7, 11am -12pm
Westwood History Presentation: Westwood Hotel Wars, 1871-1885 (Downstairs Meeting Room)
3:00pm
Westwood History Presentation: Westwood Hotel Wars, 1871-1885 (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May 7, 3:00pm
Downstairs Meeting Room
Westwood resident Joseph Oettinger, Jr. will give a presentation on Westwood Hotel Wars, 1871-1885, an account about an interesting competition for market share between two hotels that were simultaneously established near the railroad depot when the railroad was extended north through present d...read more
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 7, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Summer Music & Movement: Zumbini with Miss Tina (Downstairs Meeting Room)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Summer Music & Movement: Zumbini with Miss Tina (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, May. 9, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Thurs. 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Summer Music & Movem
Downstairs Meeting Room
Zumbini is a program that focuses on movement and music. And no, it is not just dancing; It involves music and educational tools which stimulate learning by contributing to a child’s cognitive, motor, emotional, and socials skills while having fun. (30 mins) 

Intro to Meditation (Shy Touba Garden or Downstairs Meeting Room if inclement weather)
3:00pm
Intro to Meditation (Shy Touba Garden or Downstairs Meeting Room if inclement weather)
Thursday, May. 9, 3:00pm
(Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 &13, 3pm)

Come explore different meditation techniques and create the groundwork for establishing a practice of your own. No experience required! Hosted by Jacquelyn Rose - Yoga & Meditation Guide and Reiki Master Practitioner

Gardening Time (Outside)
5pm-7pm
 Gardening Time (Outside)
Thursday, May. 9, 5pm-7pm
ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
Thursday, May. 9, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

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Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, May. 10, 11:30am
Gather together and work on your current knitting and crocheting projects as you chat and socialize with fellow yarn-lovers! Bring your own supplies and trade tips and ideas, share patterns, and create beautiful pieces alongside friends. All skill levels are welcome! This club will meet weekly. (1 h...read more
Medicare 101 (Downstairs Meeting Room)
12-1:30pm
Medicare 101 (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, May 10, 12-1:30pm
This is an educational  program open to all. You are welcome to bring your own brown bag lunch!Introduction to MedicareThis free educational presentation from the Bergen County Division of Senior Services is for you if:1. You’re turning 65 this year and don’t have medical coverage o...read more

Library Reserve for Friends
1-5pm
 Library Reserve for Friends
Friday, May. 10, 1-5pm
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Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
10am-3pm
Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
Saturday, May. 11, 10am-3pm
Alzheimer Group (Upstairs)
10am-12pm
 Alzheimer Group (Upstairs)
Saturday, May. 11, 10am-12pm
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, May 12,
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Friends of the Library Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
5pm
Friends of the Library Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May. 13
Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May. 13, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Green Team (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Green Team (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May 13, 7pm
LVPV Beginners ( Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LVPV Beginners ( Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May. 13, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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ESL Advanced Class - Online
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 ESL Advanced Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 14, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 14, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ASL (American Sign Language) (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11am -12pm
ASL (American Sign Language) (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May. 14, 11am -12pm
Adult Craft: Felt Flowers (Upstairs Meeting Room)
2:00pm
Adult Craft: Felt Flowers (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May 14, 2:00pmAdult Craft: Felt Fl
Monthly craft program for adults. Make a variety of flowers out of felt. All supplies provided.

ESL Intermediate Class - Online
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 14, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May. 14, 7:00pm
Tuesday evening meetings for those who can't make our Friday morning meetings! Gather together and work on your current knitting and crocheting projects as you chat and socialize with fellow yarn-lovers! Bring your own supplies and trade tips and ideas, share patterns, and create beautiful piece...read more
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Music and Movement with Mr. Corbitt (Downstairs Meeting Room)
10:30-11am
Music and Movement with Mr. Corbitt (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Wednesday, May. 15, 10:30-11am
(April 3 and 17, May 1 and 15, 10:30am-11am)

Mr. Corbitt's music classes build a musical foundation by encouraging musical play and introducing simple music theory exercises that connect tykes’ musical world to ours, and more importantly, ours to theirs. Using contemporary songs from the realms of jazz, reggae, pop, rock, and R&B...read more

Estate Planning 101 (Downstairs Meeting Room)
3:00pm
Estate Planning 101 (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Wednesday, May 15, 3:00pm
Andrew Chamberlain is a local estate planning, probate, and elder law attorney. He will be at our library for a Q&A session on these important topics. Bring any questions you may have. Please note that Andrew cannot provide legal advice on specific situations. This is just a general information ...read more
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Summer Music & Movement: Zumbini with Miss Tina (Downstairs Meeting Room)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Summer Music & Movement: Zumbini with Miss Tina (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, May. 16, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Thurs. 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Summer Music & Movem
Downstairs Meeting Room
Zumbini is a program that focuses on movement and music. And no, it is not just dancing; It involves music and educational tools which stimulate learning by contributing to a child’s cognitive, motor, emotional, and socials skills while having fun. (30 mins) 

Movie Matinee: A Haunting in Venice (Downstairs Meeting Room)
1:00pm
Movie Matinee: A Haunting in Venice (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, May 16, 1:00pm
Spend your afternoons at the library as we host a monthly screening of some of the newest DVD releases. This month we will be showing A Haunting in Venice starring Kenneth Branagh and Tina Fey. Registration is required as space is limited.
Intro to Meditation (Shy Touba Garden or Downstairs Meeting Room if inclement weather)
3:00pm
Intro to Meditation (Shy Touba Garden or Downstairs Meeting Room if inclement weather)
Thursday, May. 16, 3:00pm
(Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 &13, 3pm)

Come explore different meditation techniques and create the groundwork for establishing a practice of your own. No experience required! Hosted by Jacquelyn Rose - Yoga & Meditation Guide and Reiki Master Practitioner

ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
Thursday, May. 16, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Adult Book Group: None of This is True by Lisa Jewell (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:30pm-8:30pm
Adult Book Group: None of This is True by Lisa Jewell (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, May 16, 7:30pm-8:30pm
The Adult Book Group takes place in our Upstairs Meeting Room 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 regist...read more

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Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, May. 17, 11:30am
Gather together and work on your current knitting and crocheting projects as you chat and socialize with fellow yarn-lovers! Bring your own supplies and trade tips and ideas, share patterns, and create beautiful pieces alongside friends. All skill levels are welcome! This club will meet weekly. (1 h...read more
Library Reserve (Upstairs Meeting Room)
12:30-2:30pm
Library Reserve (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, May 17, 12:30-2:30pm
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Pokemon Tournament (Downstairs Meeting Room)
11am-1pm
Pokemon Tournament (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Saturday, May 18, 11am-1pm
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Gardening Time (outside)
11am-1pm
 Gardening Time (outside)
Sunday, May. 19, 11am-1pm
Jazz Singer, Ellen LaFurn (Downstairs Meeting Room)
3pm
Jazz Singer, Ellen LaFurn (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Sunday, May 19, 3pm
Join professional singer Ellen LaFurn as she performs some of your favorite jazz classics!

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Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May. 20, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May 20, 7pm
LVPV Beginners ( Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LVPV Beginners ( Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May. 20, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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ESL Advanced Class - Online
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 ESL Advanced Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 21, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ASL (American Sign Language) (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11am -12pm
ASL (American Sign Language) (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May. 21, 11am -12pm
Junior Library Council Meeting (Gr 6-12) Downstairs
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Junior Library Council Meeting (Gr 6-12) Downstairs
Tuesday, May. 21, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
(Tues. 10/17, 11/28, 12/19, 1/23 (virtual), no Feb mtg, 3/12, 4/16, 5/21 @ 6:00 pm)
Junior Library Counc
Downstairs Meeting Room
This service based program meets monthly for 45 mins. Volunteers follow a structured program of activities/tasks that benefit the Westwood Community from October 2023 to May 2024.  You must be enrolled in the program to register for monthly mandatory meetings. (45 mins)
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ESL Intermediate Class - Online
Tuesday, May. 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May. 21, 7:00pm
Tuesday evening meetings for those who can't make our Friday morning meetings! Gather together and work on your current knitting and crocheting projects as you chat and socialize with fellow yarn-lovers! Bring your own supplies and trade tips and ideas, share patterns, and create beautiful piece...read more
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Summer Music & Movement: Zumbini with Miss Tina (Downstairs Meeting Room)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Summer Music & Movement: Zumbini with Miss Tina (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, May. 23, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Thurs. 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am)
Summer Music & Movem
Downstairs Meeting Room
Zumbini is a program that focuses on movement and music. And no, it is not just dancing; It involves music and educational tools which stimulate learning by contributing to a child’s cognitive, motor, emotional, and socials skills while having fun. (30 mins) 

Intro to Meditation (Shy Touba Garden or Downstairs Meeting Room if inclement weather)
3:00pm
Intro to Meditation (Shy Touba Garden or Downstairs Meeting Room if inclement weather)
Thursday, May. 23, 3:00pm
(Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 &13, 3pm)

Come explore different meditation techniques and create the groundwork for establishing a practice of your own. No experience required! Hosted by Jacquelyn Rose - Yoga & Meditation Guide and Reiki Master Practitioner

ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
Thursday, May. 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

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Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, May. 24, 11:30am
Gather together and work on your current knitting and crocheting projects as you chat and socialize with fellow yarn-lovers! Bring your own supplies and trade tips and ideas, share patterns, and create beautiful pieces alongside friends. All skill levels are welcome! This club will meet weekly. (1 h...read more
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Sunday, May 26,
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, May 27,
LVPV Beginners ( Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LVPV Beginners ( Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, May. 27, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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ASL (American Sign Language) (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11am -12pm
ASL (American Sign Language) (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May. 28, 11am -12pm
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, May. 28, 7:00pm
Tuesday evening meetings for those who can't make our Friday morning meetings! Gather together and work on your current knitting and crocheting projects as you chat and socialize with fellow yarn-lovers! Bring your own supplies and trade tips and ideas, share patterns, and create beautiful piece...read more
Fresh Voices Book Group: Where There Was Fire by John Manuel Arias
7:00pm
Fresh Voices Book Group: Where There Was Fire by John Manuel Arias
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00pmFresh Voices Book Gr
The Fresh Voices Book Group is a new book group at the library that aims to read books by new voices—debut authors with fresh perspectives. We will be reading a mix of fiction and nonfiction as well as biographies and memoirs. Some of these books will cover topics dealing with current social i...read more
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Intro to Meditation (Shy Touba Garden or Downstairs Meeting Room if inclement weather)
3:00pm
Intro to Meditation (Shy Touba Garden or Downstairs Meeting Room if inclement weather)
Thursday, May. 30, 3:00pm
(Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 &13, 3pm)

Come explore different meditation techniques and create the groundwork for establishing a practice of your own. No experience required! Hosted by Jacquelyn Rose - Yoga & Meditation Guide and Reiki Master Practitioner

Gardening Time (Outside)
5pm-7pm
 Gardening Time (Outside)
Thursday, May. 30, 5pm-7pm
ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ESL Class Conversation - Downstairs Meeting Room (Upstairs on 4/25/2024)
Thursday, May. 30, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

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Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, May. 31, 11:30am
Gather together and work on your current knitting and crocheting projects as you chat and socialize with fellow yarn-lovers! Bring your own supplies and trade tips and ideas, share patterns, and create beautiful pieces alongside friends. All skill levels are welcome! This club will meet weekly. (1 h...read more
 
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