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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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Sunday, Jan. 1
Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Sunday, Jan. 1
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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Monday, Jan. 2
Garden Club Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Garden Club Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Jan. 2, 7pm
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Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5) Children’s Room
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5) Children’s Room
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wed, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25; Wed. 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 @ 10:30 am)
Peek A Book Story Ti
Children's Room
Story Time has a multitude of benefits like helps your child get to know sounds, words and language, develops early literacy skills,learns to value books and stories and sparks your child's imagination and curiosity.  We'll also sing songs, dance and learn fingerplays! (30 min...read more

Leave Your Worries Behind: Story & Worry Dolls Craft: (Gr 2-5) Upstairs
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Leave Your Worries Behind: Story & Worry Dolls Craft: (Gr 2-5) Upstairs
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 4:00 - 4:45 pmLeave Your Worries B
Upstairs Meeting Room
Listen to a child friendly, funny and sympathetic book ("Silly Billy" by Anthony Browne) about worrying, then create a Guatemalan worry doll to help you start the New Year fresh and worry free. Limited supplies. Only one per registered child. (45 mins)

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Anime Club (Gr 6-12) Downstairs Mtg Room
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Anime Club (Gr 6-12) Downstairs Mtg Room
Thursday, Jan. 5, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
(Thurs. 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6 & 5/ 11 @ 3:45 pm)
Anime Club (Gr 6-12)
Downstairs Meeting Room
Do you love Anime/Manga?  Or are you interested in learning more about this genre?  Then, join this new club that will meet monthly and explore all things Anime!  Crafting, games, trivia, Japanese snacks, book and movie reviews and even a cosplay contest are some of the planned activi...read more

LVPV Coffee/Dessert gathering (Downstairs)
7-8:30pm
LVPV Coffee/Dessert gathering (Downstairs)
Thursday, Jan. 5, 7-8:30pm
Downstairs room
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Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:00am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Jan. 6, 11:00am
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 with ...read more
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Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 9, 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 @ 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 9, 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 @ 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 9, 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 @ 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

Reserved (Upstairs Meeting Room)
6:30pm-9:00pm
Reserved (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Jan. 9, 6:30pm-9:00pm
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Adult Craft: Essential Oil Hand Warmers
2:00pm
Adult Craft: Essential Oil Hand Warmers
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2:00pmAdult Craft: Essenti
Upstairs Meeting Room
Combat the cold by making your own essential oil hand warmers.
Make Your Own Felt Snowman Craft: (Gr K-5) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Make Your Own Felt Snowman Craft: (Gr K-5) Upstairs
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pmMake Your Own Felt S
Upstairs Meeting Room
If you can't make a real snowman outside, you can make a felt craft snowman inside!  Decorate and assemble it yourself.  Limited supplies.  One per registered child. (45 mins)

Online Tutor Training Workshop
7:30pm
 Online Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7:30pm
(1/10/23, 1/17/23, 1/24/23, 1/31/23)

Zoom
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Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5) Children’s Room
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5) Children’s Room
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wed, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25; Wed. 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 @ 10:30 am)
Peek A Book Story Ti
Children's Room
Story Time has a multitude of benefits like helps your child get to know sounds, words and language, develops early literacy skills,learns to value books and stories and sparks your child's imagination and curiosity.  We'll also sing songs, dance and learn fingerplays! (30 min...read more

Exploring Artists (Gr 6-12) Upstairs
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Exploring Artists (Gr 6-12) Upstairs
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(Wed. Jan 11, Wed. 2/15, Wed. 3/8 & Wed 4/12 @ 3:30 pm)
Exploring Artists (G
Upstairs Children's Room
Do you love to create art and wish you could identify the work of famous artists?  Then you will enjoy this program that will explore a new artist each month and their work.  You'll get to recreate one of their pieces too! (1 hr)

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Whalemobile Visit: (Gr K-8) Upstairs
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Whalemobile Visit: (Gr K-8) Upstairs
Thursday, Jan. 12, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pmWhalemobile Visit: (
Upstairs
Come to this unique program where you will learn about the whales of the Coast of New England. You'll learn about how and why they migrate, their special anatomy and you'll even enter the inflatable life size 45 foot humpback whale, Nile!

Whalemobile Visit: (Gr K-8) Upstairs
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Whalemobile Visit: (Gr K-8) Upstairs
Thursday, Jan. 12, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmWhalemobile Visit: (
Come to this unique program where you will learn about the whales of the Coast of New England. You'll learn about how and why they migrate, their special anatomy and you'll even enter the inflatable life size 45 foot humpback whale, Nile!

Whalemobile Visit: (Gr K-8) Upstairs
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Whalemobile Visit: (Gr K-8) Upstairs
Thursday, Jan. 12, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pmWhalemobile Visit: (
Come to this unique program where you will learn about the whales of the Coast of New England. You'll learn about how and why they migrate, their special anatomy and you'll even enter the inflatable life size 45 foot humpback whale, Nile!

Whalemobile Visit: (Gr K-8) Upstairs
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Whalemobile Visit: (Gr K-8) Upstairs
Thursday, Jan. 12, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pmWhalemobile Visit: (
Come to this unique program where you will learn about the whales of the Coast of New England. You'll learn about how and why they migrate, their special anatomy and you'll even enter the inflatable life size 45 foot humpback whale, Nile!

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Mommy & Me: Sensory/Movement (children to age 5) Downstairs
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Mommy & Me: Sensory/Movement (children to age 5) Downstairs
Friday, Jan. 13, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Friday, January 13, 20 & 27 & 10:30 am)
Mommy & Me: Sensory/
Downstairs Meeting Room
Toddlers will enjoy this interactive and sensory stimulating class with experienced educator and theater performer, Michele Traina.  (30 mins)

Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:00am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Jan. 13, 11:00am
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 with ...read more
FOL fundraising meeting
11am
 FOL fundraising meeting
Friday, Jan. 13, 11am
Library Board Building Committee Meeting (Upstairs)
3pm
Library Board Building Committee Meeting (Upstairs)
Friday, Jan. 13, 3pm
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Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
10am-3pm
Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
Saturday, Jan. 14, 10am-3pm
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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Monday, Jan. 16,
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LVPV ESL Intermediate Online Conversation Class
11am-12:30pm
LVPV ESL Intermediate Online Conversation Class
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 11am-12:30pm
(Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21)

Zoom
Junior Library Council Meetings (Gr 6-12)
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Junior Library Council Meetings (Gr 6-12)
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 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)
Online Tutor Training Workshop
7:30pm
 Online Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7:30pm
(1/10/23, 1/17/23, 1/24/23, 1/31/23)

Zoom
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate Class
7pm-8:30pm
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate Class
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7pm-8:30pm
(Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21)

Zoom
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Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5) Children’s Room
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5) Children’s Room
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wed, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25; Wed. 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 @ 10:30 am)
Peek A Book Story Ti
Children's Room
Story Time has a multitude of benefits like helps your child get to know sounds, words and language, develops early literacy skills,learns to value books and stories and sparks your child's imagination and curiosity.  We'll also sing songs, dance and learn fingerplays! (30 min...read more

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LVPV ESL Online Advanced English Class
9am-10:30am
LVPV ESL Online Advanced English Class
Thursday, Jan. 19, 9am-10:30am
(Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23)

Zoom
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate English Class
11am-12:30pm
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate English Class
Thursday, Jan. 19, 11am-12:30pm
(Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23)

Zoom
Movie Matinee: The Banshees of Inisherin (Downstairs Meeting Room)
1:00pm-3:30pm
Movie Matinee: The Banshees of Inisherin (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Jan. 19, 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 The Banshees of Inisherin.
Online Book Group: Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:30pm
Online Book Group: Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30pm
The Online Book Group takes place in-person and via 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 fo...read more

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Mommy & Me: Sensory/Movement (children to age 5) Downstairs
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Mommy & Me: Sensory/Movement (children to age 5) Downstairs
Friday, Jan. 20, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Friday, January 13, 20 & 27 & 10:30 am)
Mommy & Me: Sensory/
Downstairs Meeting Room
Toddlers will enjoy this interactive and sensory stimulating class with experienced educator and theater performer, Michele Traina.  (30 mins)
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:00am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Jan. 20, 11:00am
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 with ...read more
Friends fundraising meeting (downstairs)
11am
Friends fundraising meeting (downstairs)
Friday, Jan. 20, 11am
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Friends of the Library Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
10am
Friends of the Library Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Saturday, Jan. 21, 10am
Lunar New Year Story Time & Craft (Gr K-3) Upstairs
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lunar New Year Story Time & Craft (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Saturday, Jan. 21, 11:00 am - 11:45 amLunar New Year Story
Upstairs Meeting Room
Let's celebrate the "Year of the Rabbit" with a story, craft and snack!  (45 mins.)

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Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 23, 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 @ 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 23, 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 @ 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 23, 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 @ 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

LVPV Beginner English Class at Westwood Library (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7pm-8:30pm
LVPV Beginner English Class at Westwood Library (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Jan. 23, 7pm-8:30pm
(Mondays January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3)

Downstairs room
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LVPV ESL Intermediate Online Conversation Class
11am-12:30pm
LVPV ESL Intermediate Online Conversation Class
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 11am-12:30pm
(Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21)

Zoom
Open Lego Building: (Gr K-3) Downstairs
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Open Lego Building: (Gr K-3) Downstairs
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
(Tuesday, 1/24, 2/28 & 3/28 @ 3:45 pm )
Open Lego Building:
Downstairs Meeting Room
Join our new club where your child will improve critical thinking, fine motor skills and spatial skills as they create anything they like.  Children will also be guided by teen volunteers to complete easy Lego challlenges for fun. We supply the Legos.  Meets monthly. (1 hr)
Online Tutor Training Workshop
7:30pm
 Online Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:30pm
(1/10/23, 1/17/23, 1/24/23, 1/31/23)

Zoom
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate Class
7pm-8:30pm
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate Class
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7pm-8:30pm
(Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21)

Zoom
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Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5) Children’s Room
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5) Children’s Room
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wed, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25; Wed. 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 @ 10:30 am)
Peek A Book Story Ti
Children's Room
Story Time has a multitude of benefits like helps your child get to know sounds, words and language, develops early literacy skills,learns to value books and stories and sparks your child's imagination and curiosity.  We'll also sing songs, dance and learn fingerplays! (30 min...read more

Culture Club - Ukraine, Online
7:30pm
 Culture Club - Ukraine, Online
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:30pm
Zoom
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LVPV ESL Online Advanced English Class
9am-10:30am
LVPV ESL Online Advanced English Class
Thursday, Jan. 26, 9am-10:30am
(Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23)

Zoom
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate English Class
11am-12:30pm
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate English Class
Thursday, Jan. 26, 11am-12:30pm
(Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23)

Zoom
Westwood Garden Club Speaker Series: So You Want to Start Gardening
7:00pm
Westwood Garden Club Speaker Series: So You Want to Start Gardening
Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:00pm
Learn the basics of starting a garden and all the things to be considered. Presented by Garden Club member Ann Molina.
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Mommy & Me: Sensory/Movement (children to age 5) Downstairs
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Mommy & Me: Sensory/Movement (children to age 5) Downstairs
Friday, Jan. 27, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Friday, January 13, 20 & 27 & 10:30 am)
Mommy & Me: Sensory/
Downstairs Meeting Room
Toddlers will enjoy this interactive and sensory stimulating class with experienced educator and theater performer, Michele Traina.  (30 mins)

Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:00am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Jan. 27, 11:00am
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 with ...read more
Friends Fundraising (Downstairs)
11:30am
Friends Fundraising (Downstairs)
Friday, Jan. 27, 11:30am
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Reserved
11am-3pm
 Reserved
Saturday, Jan. 28, 11am-3pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Anniversary Celebration (online)
11am-1pm
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Anniversary Celebration (online)
Saturday, Jan. 28, 11am-1pm
Here's a chance to learn what Neighbors Helping Neighbors is all about! Mark your calendar for this virtual anniversary celebration and meeting. Visit http://nhnusa.org/index.html  to learn more!
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Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 30, 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 @ 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 30, 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 @ 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
 Book Buddies: (Gr K-3) Upstairs
Monday, Jan. 30, 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
(Mon. 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 @ 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm)
Book Buddies: (Gr K-
Upstairs
Practice reading Easy Reader books with a Junior Library Council teen volunteer.  You child will receive assistance with reading, sounding out words, reviewing CVC words and using a dictionary.  (20 mins)

LVPV Beginner English Class at Westwood Library (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7pm-8:30pm
LVPV Beginner English Class at Westwood Library (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Jan. 30, 7pm-8:30pm
(Mondays January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3)

Downstairs room
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LVPV ESL Intermediate Online Conversation Class
11am-12:30pm
LVPV ESL Intermediate Online Conversation Class
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11am-12:30pm
(Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21)

Zoom
Online Tutor Training Workshop
7:30pm
 Online Tutor Training Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7:30pm
(1/10/23, 1/17/23, 1/24/23, 1/31/23)

Zoom
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate Class
7pm-8:30pm
LVPV ESL Online Intermediate Class
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7pm-8:30pm
(Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21)

Zoom
    
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