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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Winter Art with Abrakadoodle: (children ages 2-5) Upstairs
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Winter Art with Abrakadoodle: (children ages 2-5) Upstairs
Friday, Dec. 2, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
(Friday, December 2 & 16 @ 10:30 am)
Winter Art with Abra
Upstairs
Toddlers will love this hands on class to create unique winter themed art. (45 mins)

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Holiday Concert & Sing Along by the Westwood Regional Chamber Singers
5:00pm-5:45pm
Holiday Concert & Sing Along by the Westwood Regional Chamber Singers
Saturday, Dec. 3, 5:00pm-5:45pm
Join us here at the Library before the Home for the Holidays parade for a vocal performance put on by the Westwood Regional Chamber Singers. There will be candy canes, a jingle bell making craft, and more! All are welcome!
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Make a Finger Puppet Craft: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Make a Finger Puppet Craft: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Dec. 5, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMake a Finger Puppet
Upstairs Meeting Room
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)

Garden Club Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Garden Club Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Dec. 5, 7pm
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Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NhN) weekly meeting (Online)
7pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NhN) weekly meeting (Online)
Tuesday, Dec. 6
(Tuesdays oct 11, oct 25, nov 8, nov 22, dec 6, dec 20)

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pmNeighbors-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 we...read more
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LVPV Manager’s Meeting (Downstairs)
10am-12pm
LVPV Manager’s Meeting (Downstairs)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10am-12pm
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
10:30 - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
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)
Peek A Book Story Ti
Upstairs
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: (Gr K-5) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Letter Writing: (Gr K-5) Upstairs
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:45 pm - 4:30 pmSanta Letter Writing
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.  

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Healthy Holiday Snacks with Shoprite: (Gr 6-12) Upstairs
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Healthy Holiday Snacks with Shoprite: (Gr 6-12) Upstairs
Thursday, Dec. 8, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Upstairs
Create a holiday themed snack and learn its nutritional value with a certified dietician from Shoprite. (45 mins)

Library Reserve (Downstairs Room)
4pm-5pm
Library Reserve (Downstairs Room)
Thursday, Dec. 8, 4pm-5pm
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Library Reserved (Upstairs Meeting Room)
2pm to 5pm
Library Reserved (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Dec. 9, 2pm to 5pm
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Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
10am-3pm
Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10am-3pm
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Reserved (Upstairs Meeting Room)
6:30pm-9pm
Reserved (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30pm-9pm
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Story Art (Gr 1-3) Upstairs Meeting Room
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Story Art (Gr 1-3) Upstairs Meeting Room
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
(Tuesday, Sept 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, & Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm)
Story Art (Gr 1-3) U
We will meet once a month to listen to a story then create art based on the story.  (45 mins)

Junior Library Council Meetings (Gr 6-12)
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Junior Library Council Meetings (Gr 6-12)
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)
Junior Library Counc
Google Meet
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)
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Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
10:30 - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
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)
Peek A Book Story Ti
Upstairs
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)

Movie Matinee: Don’t Worry Darling (Downstairs Meeting Room)
1:00pm-3:30pm
Movie Matinee: Don’t Worry Darling (Downstairs Meeting Room)
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-3) (Children’s Room)
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Read To A Dog (Gr K-3) (Children’s Room)
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30 pm - 3:45 pmRead To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
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...read more

Read To A Dog (Gr K-3) (Children’s Room)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Read To A Dog (Gr K-3) (Children’s Room)
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:45 pm - 4:00 pmRead To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
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...read more

Read To A Dog (Gr K-3) (Children’s Room)
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Read To A Dog (Gr K-3) (Children’s Room)
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:00 pm - 4:15 pmRead To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
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...read more

Read To A Dog (Gr K-3) (Children’s Room)
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Read To A Dog (Gr K-3) (Children’s Room)
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4:15 pm - 4:30 pmRead To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
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...read more

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Digital Comic Creations Club (Gr 4-8) Upstairs
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Digital Comic Creations Club (Gr 4-8) Upstairs
Thursday, Dec. 15, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
(Thurs. Sept 22; Thurs. Oct 20; Thurs. Nov 17 & Thurs. Dec. 15 @ 3:30 pm)
Digital Comic Creati
Upstairs
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 laptop...read more

Online Book Group: These Precious Days by Ann Patchett (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:30pm
Online Book Group: These Precious Days by Ann Patchett (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:30pm
The Online Book Group takes place and 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 mont...read more
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Winter Art with Abrakadoodle: (children ages 2-5) Upstairs
10:30 am - 11: 15 am
Winter Art with Abrakadoodle: (children ages 2-5) Upstairs
Friday, Dec. 16, 10:30 am - 11: 15 am
(Friday, December 2 & 16 @ 10:30 am)
Winter Art with Abra
Upstairs
Toddlers will love this hands on class to create unique winter themed art. (45 mins)

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Build a Mini Gingerbread House (Family)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Build a Mini Gingerbread House (Family)
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmBuild a Mini Gingerb
Try some old fashioned family fun! Build a mini gingerbread house.  One house per family with candy decorations and frosting provided. Limited supplies. Hot cocoa and cookies for light snack provided too! (1.5 hrs)

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Opera Performance (Upstairs Main Room)
2pm
Opera Performance (Upstairs Main Room)
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2pm
Enjoy the very Cavalleria Rusticana and Act 2 of Parsifal, opera performed by the New York Opera Forum. 
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Library Board of Trustees Meetings (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meetings (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Dec. 19, 7pm
open to the public
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Penguin Craft Ornament: (Gr 3-5) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Penguin Craft Ornament: (Gr 3-5) Upstairs
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pmPenguin Craft Orname
Upstairs
Make a cute holiday penguin to keep or gift. One per registered child. Limited supplies. (30 mins)

Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NhN) weekly meeting (Online)
7pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NhN) weekly meeting (Online)
Tuesday, Dec. 20
(Tuesdays oct 11, oct 25, nov 8, nov 22, dec 6, dec 20)

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:45pmNeighbors-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 we...read more
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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Saturday, Dec. 24
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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Sunday, Dec. 25
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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Monday, Dec. 26
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Rubik’s Cube Solvers (Gr 2-5) Upstairs
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rubik’s Cube Solvers (Gr 2-5) Upstairs
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 11:00 am - 12:30 pmRubik’s Cube S
Upstairs
Bring your own cube to this program and learn different ways to configure a cube and solve it.  Taught by expert level, teen volunteer. (1.5 hrs.)

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Open Crafts/Games: (Gr K-5) Downstairs
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Open Crafts/Games: (Gr K-5) Downstairs
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmOpen Crafts/Games: (
Downstairs Meeting Room
We'll put out a variety of our leftover crafts from this year and some fun games to play. (1.5 hrs)
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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Saturday, Dec. 31
Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Saturday, Dec. 31
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