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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ESL Classes (Advanced) Online
9am-10:30am
 ESL Classes (Advanced) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 9am-10:30am
(September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
11am-12:30pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 11am-12:30pm
(September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

Native American Spin Drum Craft (Gr K-5) Upstairs
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Native American Spin Drum Craft (Gr K-5) Upstairs
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmNative American Spin
Upstairs Meeting Room
Learn about the history and importance of the drum to Indigenous Peoples and then make your own to take home. Limited supplies. One per registered child. (45 mins)
Library Reserve (Upstairs Meeting Room)
6pm-9pm
Library Reserve (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6pm-9pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
7pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7pm
( September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

online
ESL Tutor Training Workshop Online
7:30pm-9pm
ESL Tutor Training Workshop Online
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:30pm-9pm
(Tuesdays, October 25th, November 1st, 8th and 15th, 7:30pm)

Online
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Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wed. Sept 14 & 21 (9/21 CANCELED); Wed Oct 5, 12 & 19; Wed Nov 2,9 & 16; Wed Dec 7, 14 (CANCELED) @ 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)

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ESL Classes (advanced) Online
9-10:30am
 ESL Classes (advanced) Online
Thursday, Nov. 3, 9-10:30am
(September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17)

online
Friends Fundraising Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11am
Friends Fundraising Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Nov. 3, 11am
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
11-12:30pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Thursday, Nov. 3, 11-12:30pm
(Thursdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27th, November 3, 10, 17)

online
Library Reserve (Downstairs Meeting Room)
4pm-5pm
Library Reserve (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Nov. 3, 4pm-5pm
Beginner Tangram Pictures: (Gr K-2) Upstairs CANCELED
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Beginner Tangram Pictures: (Gr K-2) Upstairs CANCELED
Thursday, Nov. 3, 4:00 - 4:45 pmBeginner Tangram Pic
Upstairs
Tangrams are puzzles that can teach kids about spatial relationships. They may help kids learn geometric terms, and develop stronger problem solving abilities.  You'll create pictures out of tangram puzzles.. 45 mins.

LVPV class, beginner (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
LVPV class, beginner (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:00pm
(9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17)

Downstairs Meeting Room
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Mommy & Me Zumbini (children to age 5) Downstairs Meeting Rm
9:30 am -10:00 am
Mommy & Me Zumbini (children to age 5) Downstairs Meeting Rm
Friday, Nov. 4, 9:30 am -10:00 am
(Friday, October 14, 21 & 28 and Friday, November 4 @ 9:30 am)
Mommy & Me Zumbini (
Downstairs Meeting Room
Created by Zumba and Baby First for kids ages 0-5, the Zumbini program combines music, dance and educational tools for 30 minutes of can't-stop, won't stop bonding, learning, and fun with certified Instructor Jenny! Limited space (30 mins)

Book Signing & Author Talk: A History Lover’s Guide to Bergen County by Bob Nesoff and Howard Joseph Cohn
11:00am
Book Signing & Author Talk: A History Lover’s Guide to Bergen County by Bob Nesoff and Howard Joseph Cohn
Friday, Nov. 4, 11:00am
Upstairs
Join Bob Nessoff and Howard Joseph Cohn as they sign their new book, A History Lover's Guide to Bergen County. They will be talking about their research process as well as how important Bergen County was to the Revolution and the history of the country. Books will be available for...read more

Library Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
2pm-3pm
Library Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Nov. 4, 2pm-3pm
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Weeding Time
11am
 Weeding Time
Sunday, Nov. 6, 11am
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Garden Club Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Garden Club Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Nov. 7, 7pm
Anxiety and Depression: How did I get it? How do I get rid of it? (Main Floor)
7pm
Anxiety and Depression: How did I get it? How do I get rid of it? (Main Floor)
Monday, Nov. 7, 7pm
Nancy Frankel, LCSW and Westwood resident will be presenting on Anxiety, Where Did It Come From, How to Get Rid Of It.Anxiety is a problem for many, but the good news is that it's very treatable.  Nancy Frankel will take you through what it is and what you can do to help yourself.  Joi...read more
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Library Late Opening
9am-12pm
 Library Late Opening
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 9am-12pm
will open at 12pm instead of our regularly scheduled time of 10:00am
ESL Classes (Advanced) Online
9am-10:30am
 ESL Classes (Advanced) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 9am-10:30am
(September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
11am-12:30pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 11am-12:30pm
(September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

Story Art (Gr 1-3) Upstairs Meeting Room
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Story Art (Gr 1-3) Upstairs Meeting Room
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 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)

ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
7pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7pm
( September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

online
Library Reserve (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Library Reserve (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7pm
ESL Tutor Training Workshop Online
7:30pm-9pm
ESL Tutor Training Workshop Online
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:30pm-9pm
(Tuesdays, October 25th, November 1st, 8th and 15th, 7:30pm)

Online
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Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wed. Sept 14 & 21 (9/21 CANCELED); Wed Oct 5, 12 & 19; Wed Nov 2,9 & 16; Wed Dec 7, 14 (CANCELED) @ 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)

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, Nov. 9, 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
(10/19 & 11/9 @ 3:30 pm)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
Your child will build confidence by reading to a calm, non-judgemental, certified therapy dog.  Sign up for one, 15-minute session and have your book already chosen before your session starts. (15 mins).

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, Nov. 9, 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
(10/19 & 11/9 @ 3:45 pm)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
Your child will build confidence by reading to a calm, non-judgemental, certified therapy dog.  Sign up for one, 15-minute session and have your book already chosen before your session starts. (15 mins).

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, Nov. 9, 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
(10/19 & 11/9 @ 4:00 pm)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
Your child will build confidence by reading to a calm, non-judgemental, certified therapy dog.  Sign up for one, 15-minute session and have your book already chosen before your session starts. (15 mins).

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, Nov. 9, 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
(10/19 & 11/9 @ 4:15 pm)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Your child will build confidence by reading to a calm, non-judgemental, certified therapy dog.  Sign up for one, 15-minute session and have your book already chosen before your session starts. (15 mins).

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ESL Classes (advanced) Online
9-10:30am
 ESL Classes (advanced) Online
Thursday, Nov. 10, 9-10:30am
(September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17)

online
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
11-12:30pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Thursday, Nov. 10, 11-12:30pm
(Thursdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27th, November 3, 10, 17)

online
LVPV class, beginner (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
LVPV class, beginner (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:00pm
(9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17)

Downstairs Meeting Room
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Closed for Veterans’ Day
 Closed for Veterans’ Day
Friday, Nov. 11,
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Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
10am-3pm
Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
Saturday, Nov. 12, 10am-3pm
Family Scarecrow Decorating (Library Front Lawn) CANCELED for weather
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Family Scarecrow Decorating (Library Front Lawn) CANCELED for weather
Saturday, Nov. 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFamily Scarecrow Dec
Library Front Lawn
Bring your own clothes (belt, hat, pillowcase), props and scarecrow stuffing to decorate your own life-size scarecrow.  Be creative! (think zombie, pirate, princess, monster etc.)  Your scarecrow will decorate our lawn through the end of the month.  We will provide one scarecrow stake...read more
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AAA Shifting Gears "The Blunt Truth About Marijuana & Driving" (Gr 9-12) Upstairs CANCELED
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AAA Shifting Gears "The Blunt Truth About Marijuana & Driving" (Gr 9-12) Upstairs CANCELED
Monday, Nov. 14, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmAAA Shifting Gears T
Upstairs Meeting Room
The legal state of marijuana use is explained as well as its impact on driver's and driving.  New and potential driver's will benefit from this program and take part in interactive simulations. Class is taught by a certified AAA representative. (1 hr)
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ESL Classes (Advanced) Online
9am-10:30am
 ESL Classes (Advanced) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 9am-10:30am
(September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
11am-12:30pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11am-12:30pm
(September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

Junior Library Council Meetings (Gr 6-12)
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Junior Library Council Meetings (Gr 6-12)
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 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)
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
7pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7pm
( September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)

online
ESL Tutor Training Workshop Online
7:30pm-9pm
ESL Tutor Training Workshop Online
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30pm-9pm
(Tuesdays, October 25th, November 1st, 8th and 15th, 7:30pm)

Online
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Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Peek A Book Story Time (children to age 5)
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Wed. Sept 14 & 21 (9/21 CANCELED); Wed Oct 5, 12 & 19; Wed Nov 2,9 & 16; Wed Dec 7, 14 (CANCELED) @ 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: Where The Crawdads Sing (Downstairs Meeting Room)
1:00-3:30pm
Movie Matinee: Where The Crawdads Sing (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1:00-3:30pm
Downstairs Meeting Room
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 Where the Crawdads Sing.  

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ESL Classes (advanced) Online
9-10:30am
 ESL Classes (advanced) Online
Thursday, Nov. 17, 9-10:30am
(September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17)

online
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
11-12:30pm
ESL Classes (advanced beginner/intermediate) Online
Thursday, Nov. 17, 11-12:30pm
(Thursdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27th, November 3, 10, 17)

online
Making the Most Out of Medicare (Downstairs Meeting Room)
1pm
Making the Most Out of Medicare (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Nov. 17, 1pm
info session from the County SHIP program
Program Preppers: JLC Volunteers
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Program Preppers: JLC Volunteers
Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Upstairs Meeting Room
Digital Comic Creations Club (Gr 4-8) Upstairs
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Digital Comic Creations Club (Gr 4-8) Upstairs
Thursday, Nov. 17, 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

Weeding Time
5pm
 Weeding Time
Thursday, Nov. 17, 5pm
LVPV class, beginner (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
LVPV class, beginner (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:00pm
(9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17)

Downstairs Meeting Room
Online Book Group: Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:30pm
Online Book Group: Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30pm
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

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Let’s Groove with Miss Lisa (children to age 5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Let’s Groove with Miss Lisa (children to age 5)
Friday, Nov. 18, 10:30 am - 11:00 amLet’s Groove w
Downstairs Meeting Room
You're little one will enjoy Miss LIsa's beautiful voice  in this interactive, sing-along style program with a  focus on musical play and development. (30 mins) 

Reserved
4pm
 Reserved
Friday, Nov. 18, 4pm
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Friends of the Library Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
10am
Friends of the Library Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Saturday, Nov. 19, 10am
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Reserved LVPV (Upstairs Meeting Room)
10am-11am
Reserved LVPV (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Nov. 21, 10am-11am
Girl Scout (Downstairs Meeting Room)
4-6pm
Girl Scout (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Nov. 21, 4-6pm
Library Board of Trustees Meetings (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meetings (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Nov. 21, 7pm
open to the public
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Library Reserve (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm
Library Reserve (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7pm-9pm
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Closed for Thanksgiving
 Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 24,
25
Closed for day after Thanksgiving
Closed for day after Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 25,
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LVPV Staff
1pm
 LVPV Staff
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1pm
Upstairs back room
Healthy Holiday Snacks with Shoprite: (Gr K-13) Upstairs CANCELED
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Healthy Holiday Snacks with Shoprite: (Gr K-13) Upstairs CANCELED
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmHealthy Holiday Snac
Upstairs Meeting Room
Create a holiday themed snack and learn its nutritional value with a certified dietician from Shoprite. (45 mins)
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