Upcoming Events & Ongoing Programs
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Databases for Early Literacy
Westwood Library now hosting a teen center after school from 3:00-5pm for 6th grade & up. Homework area, homework help, board games and other activities all available. Please call Library for more info. (201)664-0583.
Art Kids Academy: Thursday 9/21 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.
Brandon Dorney from Art Kids Academy will teach a class on Monet's Water Lilies. Each participant will create their own artwork.
Please register. Limit 20 participants. Ages 7 and up.
Monthly Theme Read
Each month, read a book on a theme and turn in a three to five sentence review for a chance to win a prize. September's theme is "High Fantasy." You can ask Miss Katherine for recommendations.
Saturday, October 21 from 2-3pm. Register HERE.
Wee Ones Laptime: Fridays from 10:30 - 11:00 AM.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for caregivers and children from birth to about 2 years old.
Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 AM.
Stories, songs, and a craft for caregivers and children about 2 years old.
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30 PM and Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 AM.
Stories, songs, and a craft for caregivers and children about 3 - 5 years old.
Think Outside the Box
Coding Club: Twice a month on Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21.
We will learn to code using Scratch with CS First. Grades 3 - 5.
Coding club is now full. You may register for the waiting list. Limit 8 participants. Plan to attend all 8 sessions.
Lego Club: Once a month on Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/14.
Build a Lego creation on a theme. Grades K and up.
Makerspace: Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM.
Craft! Build! Discover! Create! We have a new project each week. Strictly 3rd grade and up.
Reading Buddies: TBA
Reading with Sofi: TBA
The Parent/Child Book Group is open to children in 4th-6th grade-ish (and anyone else who likes the book) and a parent. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 8:30 PM. You can pick up a copy of each month's book at the Westwood Public Library. Just ask Miss Katherine, or anyone at circulation.
Please register for email reminders.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016: Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017: School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017: Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017: Compass South by Hope Larson, illustrated by Rebecca Mock
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Tuesday, July19th, 2017: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017: Moo by Sharon Creech
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017: Kid Owner by Tim Green
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017: TBA
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN: The Westwood Library is a participating library in BCCLS' 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Does it sound hard? If you read just one book a night, you will have read 365 books a year, 730 books in 2 years, and 1,095 books in 3 years. Plenty of time! Get reading logs at the Library and keep track.You can even read a book more than once! Reach 1000 book and receive an invite to a BCCLS-wide party. Click here for additional log sheets.