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Westwood Public Library | February 2022

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Mystery Making with Sisters in Crime New England

Mystery Making with Sisters in Crime New England

Tuesday, February 22 at 7 pm, Meeting Room, Main Library

Join award-winning crime fiction authors for a night of murder and mirth. 

In this fun, fast-paced improv game, four authors will brainstorm on their feet to create a brand new mystery, using suggestions from the audience.

In person. Registration is required.

Save Your Spot!

Ukulele Strum-Along

Mondays through April, 7 pm, online

Need some music in your life? Grab your ukulele and strum along to easy songs led by musician Julie Stepanek! 

Attendees will provide their own ukulele. Strum-Alongs do require a basic understanding of the instrument and how to play it.

No registration required.

Westwood Historical Society Presents AAA: Its History, Benefits, and Resources

Tuesday, February 8 at 7 pm, online

Mary Maguire will discuss her work at the Massachusetts State House and how AAA has changed over the years, offering new resources and travel opportunities.

Mary will be joined by John Paul, AAA’s Car Doctor. John helps readers, listeners, and AAA members with their car problems and buying decisions. Bring your car questions!

Registration required.

Say It With Flowers!

Saturday, February 19 at 2:30 pm, Meeting Room, Main Library

Are you curious about the meaning of rose colors and the sentiment they convey? Learn all about an eclectic array of varieties and the symbolic message they share!

Registration required. Registration opens February 5. Supplies will be included.

For more fun with flowers, revisit previous Bloom Zoom programs.

Islington Branch Book Club/Publishing Panel: Monsoon Mansion by Cinelle Barnes

Wednesday, February 9 at 7 pm, online and Conference Room, Main Library

Join us for a panel discussion with Cinelle Barnes, author of Monsoon Mansion, agent Noah Ballard and Vivien Lee, a senior acquiring editor at Little Brown. 

Registration required.

Please check our website and calendar of events for up-to-date schedule changes.

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Recurring Programs

Historical Fiction Book Group

1st Tuesdays, 10 am, Meeting Room, Main Library

Sit and Knit

Thursdays, 10:30 am, Main Library

Night Knitting

1st Thursdays, 6:30 pm, online

Westwood Poets Writing Group

Tuesday, February 8, 7 pm, online

Tuesday, February 22, 7 pm, Conference Room, Main Library

Great Decisions

One Thursday per month, 7 pm, Conference Room, Main Library

Book Share

3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, online

Friday Morning Book Club

Last Friday of the month, 10:30 am, Meeting Room, Main Library


4th Mondays, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

What's Happening | News from the Library

Holiday Hours: The library will be closed on Monday, February 21 for Presidents Day

Black History Month

Come see photographs of prominent Black actors, politicians, and creators on display on the main floor of the library throughout the month of February.

Featured booklist: Black Voices

Our Read Woke Reading Challenge is ongoing. Join the challenge!

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Curbside Pickup

Did you know that if you have holds ready to pick up, you can schedule pickup Monday through Saturday? We'll check your items out to you and then you'll pick them up in the library's lobby! Click here for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Technology Help

Want to borrow eBooks or use a library database? Need help with basic troubleshooting of your phone, tablet, or laptop?

  • Drop-In: Mondays 12-2 pm at the Reference Desk. Drop-in tech help sessions are limited to 30 minutes per person.
  • By Appointment: Fill out the technology appointment form and we'll schedule an appointment at a time that works for you.

Questions? Call Reference at 781-320-1045.

February Romance Trope Bingo

Enemies to Lovers... Love in a Small Town...

Romantic tropes are the plot devices that keep us coming back for more. In February, pick up a romance reading bingo card at the library, then try a new trope or revisit a favorite. Trade in your card at the Reference Desk for a sweet treat!

Community Cookbook Recipe Share

Share your recipes with WPL's community! Visit the recipe share board on the library's second floor to fill out a recipe form or find a donated recipe to take home.

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hoopla Borrows Increased to 20 Per Month

hoopla features eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more — all free and available instantly with your library card.

Cozy up this winter and enjoy up to 20 borrows a month! Visit www.hoopladigital.com to start reading, watching, or listening today.

It's Tax Season!

The Westwood Public Library will have limited Massachusetts and Federal income tax forms available in the library. We will put out forms as they arrive.

Helpful links:

You can print MA or Federal forms at the library free of charge. Library staff are unable to assist in tax preparation or tell you exactly what forms you need.


Looking for what to read next and overwhelmed by too many choices? Browse our ReadNext collection on the second floor for books hand-picked by Westwood library staff. We can also create personalized Book Bundles for you based on your reading interests!

Book cover of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod
Book cover of You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
Book cover of Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

A to Z Food America | Featured Database

A to Z Food America

A to Z Food America

With thousands of recipes, fascinating ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!

For a dose of food history, A to Z Food America also has a plethora of vintage menus, print ads, TV commercials, and historic cookbooks.

Explore A to Z Food America

Recent Events | Watch on YouTube

Sarah Symons, author of Standing in the Way

Virtual Author Talk: Sarah Symons

November 18, 2021

Standing in the Way: From Trafficking Victim to Human Rights Activist

Lights and snowflakes on a dark purple background

Book Buzz: Gift Giving Edition

November 30, 2021

Check out our list of Recommended Titles

William Kent Krueger, author of This Tender Land

In Conversation with William Kent Krueger

December 7, 2021

This Tender Land

Ted Reinstein, author of Before Brooklyn

Ted Reinstein: Author Talk

December 13, 2021

Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball's Color Barrier

All library programs are free and open to the public thanks to generous support from the Friends of the Westwood Library.

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