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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Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Sep. 1, 11:30am
(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 Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Saturday, Sep. 2
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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Sunday, Sep. 3
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Library Closed for Holiday
 Library Closed for Holiday
Monday, Sep. 4,
Garden Club Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Garden Club Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Sep. 4, 7pm
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Story Art (Gr K-2) Downstairs
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
 Story Art (Gr K-2) Downstairs
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
(Tues., 9/5; 10/10, 11/7, & 12/5 @ 3:45 pm)
Story Art (Gr K-2) D
Downstairs Meeting Room
Each month we will listen to a story from a picture book and then create a take home art project based on the story. Combining art and literature helps students improve their reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, spatial awareness, and visualization. Limited supplies. Meets monthly. (45 m...read more
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 7:00pm
Upstairs Meeting Room
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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Fall Peek A Book Story Time (children ages 2-5) Children’s Room (Upstairs)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Fall Peek A Book Story Time (children ages 2-5) Children’s Room (Upstairs)
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 10:30 am - 11:00 amFall Peek A Book Sto
Children's Room
Story Time is a great way to introduce your little one to early literacy by listening to stories, dancing, singing, doing fingerplays and it can expand their social circle too.  (30 mins) 

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A September 11 Remembrance with Ann Van Hine (Downstairs Meeting Room)
12pm
A September 11 Remembrance with Ann Van Hine (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Sep. 7, 12pm
The Contemporaries of the Woman's Club of Westwood, in partnerhsip with the Westwood Library, invite you to a community remembrance of 9/11.  We will be led by Ann Van Hine, local resident and author, who shared her personal story of the loss of her husband, Bruce-a New York City firefighte...read more
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, Sep. 7, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

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Every Little Thing Yoga (children to age 5) Children’s Room
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Every Little Thing Yoga (children to age 5) Children’s Room
Friday, Sep. 8, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fri, Sep 8 @ 10:30 am; Fri, Sept 22 @ 10:30 am; & Fri. Sep 29 @ 11:30 am)
Every Little Thing Y
Children's Room
Get ready to sing, move your body, play games, and relax! This class practices yoga for children of all abilities.  If weather is clement, we will meet outside at Veterans' Memorial Park; however if weather is inclement, we will meet inside the library's meeting room...read more

Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Sep. 8, 11:30am
(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
Intro to AI Workshop: (Gr. 2-5) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Intro to AI Workshop: (Gr. 2-5) Upstairs
Friday, Sep. 8, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pmIntro to AI Workshop
Upstairs
AI is the latest technological innovation to affect education. This workship promotes STEM and will introduce children to AI and about the ethics surrounding the use of AI, as well as introduce them to coding. This is an interactive and educational workshop. (1 hour)

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Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
10am-3pm
Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale
Saturday, Sep. 9, 10am-3pm
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Gardening Time (outside)
5pm
 Gardening Time (outside)
Monday, Sep. 11, 5pm
(Thursdays July 16, July 27, August 17, September 11, September 28, October 19, November 9, November 30, December 21)

Westwood Library Garden Club members meet to garden.  Want to join? Send an email to urbiel@westwood.bccls.org.
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Adult Craft: DIY Fall Leaf Bowl (Upstairs Meeting Room)
2:00pm
Adult Craft: DIY Fall Leaf Bowl (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2:00pmAdult Craft: DIY Fal
Upstairs Meeting Room
Monthly craft program for adults. Make a decorative bowl out of fake fall leaves. All supplies provided.

Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 7:00pm
Upstairs Meeting Room
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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Manager’s meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
10am-12pm
Manager’s meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 10am-12pm
Upstairs Meeting Room
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s (Downstairs Meeting Room)
10am-11am
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 10am-11am
Fall Peek A Book Story Time (children ages 2-5) Children’s Room (Upstairs)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Fall Peek A Book Story Time (children ages 2-5) Children’s Room (Upstairs)
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 10:30 am - 11:00 amFall Peek A Book Sto
Children's Room
Story Time is a great way to introduce your little one to early literacy by listening to stories, dancing, singing, doing fingerplays and it can expand their social circle too.  (30 mins) 

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Friends Fundraising Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11am-12pm
Friends Fundraising Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Sep. 14, 11am-12pm
Movie Matinee: Book Club: The Next Chapter (Downstairs Meeting Room)
1:00pm
Movie Matinee: Book Club: The Next Chapter (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Sep. 14, 1:00pm
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 Book Club: The Next Chapter. Registration is required as space is limited.

Thriller/Mystery Book Club (Gr 4-6) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Thriller/Mystery Book Club (Gr 4-6) Upstairs
Thursday, Sep. 14, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
(Thurs. 9/14, 10/12, 11/17 & 12/21 @ 3:45 pm)
Thriller/Mystery Boo
Upstairs
Do you love mystery books with a little edge?  Then join this new book club where we will read a different thriller/mystery book each month. Please read the book before the scheduled meeting. You can pick up all 4 books for Sept to Dec at the Circulation Desk.  We will read books in this o...read more

Reserved (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm
Reserved (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Sep. 14, 7pm-8pm
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, Sep. 14, 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, Sep. 15, 11:30am
(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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Gardening Time (Outside)
11am
 Gardening Time (Outside)
Sunday, Sep. 17, 11am
Westwood Library Garden Club members meet to garden.  Want to join? Send an email to urbiel@westwood.bccls.org.
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Digital Literacy: Intro to Canva Flyers & Posters (Gr 4-8) Upstairs
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Digital Literacy: Intro to Canva Flyers & Posters (Gr 4-8) Upstairs
Monday, Sep. 18, 3:45 pm - 4:30 pmDigital Literacy: In
Get a jump start on learning graphic arts design with Canva.  We'll learn how to create flyers and posters for school projects and assignments.  Please create a free Canva account prior to attending class.  You may bring your own laptop.  (45 mins)

Friends of the Library Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
5pm
Friends of the Library Meeting (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Sep. 18, 5pm
Library Strategic Plan Committee (Upstairs)
6pm
Library Strategic Plan Committee (Upstairs)
Monday, Sep. 18
Library Board of Trustees Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Monday, Sep. 18, 7pm
ESL Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Mtg. Room)
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Mtg. Room)
Monday, Sep. 18, 7pm-8:30pm
(September 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th, December 4th)

Downstairs Meeting Room
ESL Online Intermediate English Class
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Online Intermediate English Class
Monday, Sep. 18, 7pm-8:30pm
(September 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th)

Zoom
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ESL Online Advanced English Class
9am-10:30am
ESL Online Advanced English Class
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 9am-10:30am
(Tuesdays September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th and 21st)

Zoom
ESL Online Intermediate English Class
11am-12:30pm
ESL Online Intermediate English Class
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 11am-12:30pm
(Tuesdays September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th and 21st)

Zoom
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 7:00pm
Upstairs Meeting Room
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
ESL Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 7pm-8:30pm
(September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th and 21st)

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Fall Peek A Book Story Time (children ages 2-5) Children’s Room (Upstairs)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Fall Peek A Book Story Time (children ages 2-5) Children’s Room (Upstairs)
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 10:30 am - 11:00 amFall Peek A Book Sto
Children's Room
Story Time is a great way to introduce your little one to early literacy by listening to stories, dancing, singing, doing fingerplays and it can expand their social circle too.  (30 mins) 

Library Reserve (Downstairs)
3:45-5:00pm
 Library Reserve (Downstairs)
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 3:45-5:00pm
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Read To A Dog (Gr K-2) Children’s Room
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Read To A Dog (Gr K-2) Children’s Room
Thursday, Sep. 21, 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
(Thurs. 9/21, 10/19, 11/16 @ 3:45 pm)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
Reading to a dog can strengthen fluency and improve kids’ relationship to reading. Reserve one, 15 minute session with a certified therapy dog to practice reading in a non-judgemental, non-stressful setting.  Please have your book already chosen prior to the start of your session.  (...read more

Read To A Dog (Gr K-2) Children’s Room
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Read To A Dog (Gr K-2) Children’s Room
Thursday, Sep. 21, 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
(Thurs. 9/21, 10/19, 11/16 @ 4:00 pm)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
Reading to a dog can strengthen fluency and improve kids’ relationship to reading. Reserve one, 15 minute session with a certified therapy dog to practice reading in a non-judgemental, non-stressful setting.  Please have your book already chosen prior to the start of your session.  (...read more

Read To A Dog (Gr K-2) Children’s Room
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Read To A Dog (Gr K-2) Children’s Room
Thursday, Sep. 21, 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
(Thurs 9/21, 10/19, 11/16 @ 4:15 pm)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
Reading to a dog can strengthen fluency and improve kids’ relationship to reading. Reserve one, 15 minute session with a certified therapy dog to practice reading in a non-judgemental, non-stressful setting.  Please have your book already chosen prior to the start of your session.  (...read more

Read To A Dog (Gr K-2) Children’s Room
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Read To A Dog (Gr K-2) Children’s Room
Thursday, Sep. 21, 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
(Thurs 9/21, 10/19, 11/16 @ 4:30 pm)
Read To A Dog (Gr K-
Children's Room
Reading to a dog can strengthen fluency and improve kids’ relationship to reading. Reserve one, 15 minute session with a certified therapy dog to practice reading in a non-judgemental, non-stressful setting.  Please have your book already chosen prior to the start of your session.  (...read more

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, Sep. 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Adult Book Group: The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:30pm
Adult Book Group: The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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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Every Little Thing Yoga (children to age 5) Children’s Room
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Every Little Thing Yoga (children to age 5) Children’s Room
Friday, Sep. 22, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
(Fri, Sep 8 @ 10:30 am; Fri, Sept 22 @ 10:30 am; & Fri. Sep 29 @ 11:30 am)
Every Little Thing Y
Children's Room
Get ready to sing, move your body, play games, and relax! This class practices yoga for children of all abilities.  If weather is clement, we will meet outside at Veterans' Memorial Park; however if weather is inclement, we will meet inside the library's meeting room...read more

Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Sep. 22, 11:30am
(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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Mum Pick Up (Upstairs Meeting Room)
10am-3pm
Mum Pick Up (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10am-3pm
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ESL Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Mtg. Room)
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Advanced Beginner English Class (Downstairs Mtg. Room)
Monday, Sep. 25, 7pm-8:30pm
(September 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th, December 4th)

Downstairs Meeting Room
ESL Online Intermediate English Class
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Online Intermediate English Class
Monday, Sep. 25, 7pm-8:30pm
(September 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th)

Zoom
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ESL Online Advanced English Class
9am-10:30am
ESL Online Advanced English Class
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 9am-10:30am
(Tuesdays September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th and 21st)

Zoom
ESL Online Intermediate English Class
11am-12:30pm
ESL Online Intermediate English Class
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 11am-12:30pm
(Tuesdays September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th and 21st)

Zoom
Fall Art: Mixed Media Silhouette Art (Gr K-3) Downstairs
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Fall Art: Mixed Media Silhouette Art (Gr K-3) Downstairs
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3:45 pm - 4:30 pmFall Art: Mixed Medi
Downstairs Meeting Room
You'll use different art mediums such as paint, paper cutouts and markers to create a unique silhouette art piece. Limited supplies. Only one per registered child. (45 mins)

Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7:00pm
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 7:00pm
Upstairs Meeting Room
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
ESL Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7pm-8:30pm
ESL Beginner English Class (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 7pm-8:30pm
(September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th and 21st)

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Fall Peek A Book Story Time (children ages 2-5) Children’s Room (Upstairs)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Fall Peek A Book Story Time (children ages 2-5) Children’s Room (Upstairs)
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 am - 11:00 amFall Peek A Book Sto
Children's Room
Story Time is a great way to introduce your little one to early literacy by listening to stories, dancing, singing, doing fingerplays and it can expand their social circle too.  (30 mins) 

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Manhattan Short Film Festival (Downstairs Meeting Room)
1pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Sep. 28, 1pm
Multiple viewings will be scheduled between September 28 and October 8.  Plan on attending one and voting for your favorite short film.These are excellent short films (I'm still remembering last year's entries!)   Stay tuned for the dates.
Manhattan Short Film Festival (Downstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival (Downstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Sep. 28, 7pm
Multiple viewings will be scheduled between September 28 and October 8.  Plan on attending one and voting for your favorite short film.These are excellent short films (I'm still remembering last year's entries!)   Stay tuned for the dates.
Gardening Time (outside)
5pm
 Gardening Time (outside)
Thursday, Sep. 28, 5pm
(Thursdays July 16, July 27, August 17, September 11, September 28, October 19, November 9, November 30, December 21)

Westwood Library Garden Club members meet to garden.  Want to join? Send an email to urbiel@westwood.bccls.org.
ESL Class Conversation (Upstairs Meeting Room)
7pm
ESL Class Conversation (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Thursday, Sep. 28, 7pm
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Every Little Thing Yoga (children to age 5) Children’s Room
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Every Little Thing Yoga (children to age 5) Children’s Room
Friday, Sep. 29, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
(Fri, Sep 8 @ 10:30 am; Fri, Sept 22 @ 10:30 am; & Fri. Sep 29 @ 11:30 am)
Every Little Thing Y
Children's Room
Get ready to sing, move your body, play games, and relax! This class practices yoga for children of all abilities.  If weather is clement, we will meet outside at Veterans' Memorial Park; however if weather is inclement, we will meet inside the library's meeting room...read more

Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting Club (Upstairs Meeting Room)
Friday, Sep. 29, 11:30am
(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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