“There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming summer.”

~Gertrude Jekyll

February 2023 @ WWPL

For a full schedule of library hours, visit our website wwpl.lib.in.us.

Please register for all library events on our website's Events Calendar, or call the library at 317-896-9391.

Click on each image for more information or to register. Programs with multiple dates will link to our February Events Calendar, and you may search for them using the filters at the top of the page.


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There is still plenty of time to sign up for the Teen and Adult Winter Reading Program, "Let's Read a Latte," which continues until February 28. Registration is still open at wwpl.beanstack.org and you may log your hours spent reading (or listening) until the end of the program.

Get a prize at the information desk when you sign up.

Log the amount of minutes you read each day. For every 2 hours read, you'll earn a digital badge to celebrate your progress.

The goal for Winter Reading is 40 hours total. Once you log 40 hours, pick up your completion prize at the information desk.

Everyone who completes the challenge will be automatically entered into our grand prize drawing. The grand prize drawing prize winner will be announced March 1.

The Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Westfield Library. We greatly appreciate their generous support!

Children's and Family Programs:
Teen and Adult Programs:
Recurring Adult Programs:
Teen Programs:

February Story Time Details

WWPL Story Time Programs: Enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, rhymes and puppets. Strengthen early literacy skills and encourage the joy of learning. Each Story Time program ends with a fun craft. Come join us and have fun!

Story Time (Mondays) Registration requested on our website's Events Calendar.

February 6, 13, 20, *27 at 10:30 AM

*February 27 with Storyteller Miss Beckie

Story Time (Tuesdays) Registration requested on our website's Events Calendar.

February *7, 14, 21, *28 at 10:30 AM

*February 7: Spanish Story Time

*February 28: Story Time Puppet Show: Little Red Riding Hood

Baby Love Story Time (Infant - 18 months) Registration requested on our website's Events Calendar.

February 2, 9, 16, 23 at 10:30 AM

Paws to Read

February 11 beginning at 10:30 AM Registration required on our website's Events Calendar.

Meet, in person, with a dog who is a very good listener, and practice reading out loud to him. After registering, you will be assigned a 15-minute time slot, and you will be notified of your specific time.

Preschool Music & Movement Registration required on our website's Events Calendar.

February 1 and February 15 at 10:30 AM

Library staff will lead children in a wide range of activities supporting early literacy, including chanting, singing, dancing, action songs and stories, rhythm practice, creative movement and role playing. The program will incorporate music from other cultures and classical music, as well as spatial concepts such as big/small; up/down; and over/under, and musical concepts such as fast/slow; high/low; and soft/loud. Children will practice both large and small motor skills. Each session will be different. Register for as many or as few sessions as you'd like. Please register each child who will be participating.

Look for information about homeschool classes, clubs, teachers and local resources to support your homeschool efforts on our website's Homeschool page and Events Calendar. You may also contact our Children's Department at 317-896-9391.

Adult Recurring Programs

BINGO Brunch

Pre-registration and cash payment required in person at the library. See details below.

February 2 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a delicious catered brunch and themed BINGO! We will play seven rounds of BINGO with a cover-all to end the event. Here's your chance to win fun prizes. Bring some friends along or meet some new ones! Pre-registration is required. Pre-register and pay in person at the library. Cost to participate is $10, CASH ONLY. Registration closes on the Monday before the event. No refunds will be issued. This event is geared toward ages 50+ but all adults are welcome to attend! A BIG thank you to our Bingo Brunch Sponsors, Copper Trace and the Friends of the Westfield Library. Without their generosity, this program would not be possible.

You may also register (and pay) now for the March 2 BINGO Brunch by visiting the WWPL Reference Department in person.

AARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Assistance

Fridays, from February 3 through April 14 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

By appointment only! Registration required! Please contact the Adult Reference Department to schedule your appointment at 317-896-9391. For more information visit this link.

Mystery Book Group

February 1 at 11:00 AM

Contact the Information Desk at 317-896-9391 for more information or to RSVP.

WWPL Book Group

February 15 at 11:00 AM

Contact the Information Desk at 317-896-9391 for more information or to RSVP.

American Mahjong

February 7, 14, 21, 28 at 3:00 PM

February 1, 8, 15, 22 at 1:00 PM

February 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:00 PM

Mahjong, a game that originated in China, is commonly played by four players. Similar to the Western card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. Join other players here at the library for a game, or just observe if you are interested in learning how to play.

Ukulele Circle

February 7, 14, 21, 28 at 6:00 PM

This group meets every Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 PM. Come join the fun of a Strum-Along and a Song-Circle with the Westfield Ukulele Circle! Bring your own ukulele to strum-along.

Check our the circle's Facebook page!

Craft Corner: Yarn Wrapped Hearts

Registration required on our website's Events Calendar. You may also register by emailing us at librarian@wwpl.lib.in.us or calling the Information Desk at 317-896-9391.

February 15 at 5:00 PM

Join us in creating a heartwarming craft! You can create a variety of yarn wrapped hearts and use them as ornaments, table decorations or centerpieces. Put your creativity to work and make a fun- loving accent! 


All craft kits will include gold jars and artificial flowers to create a Valentine yarn wrapped heart bouquet. 

If you attend at the library, we will also have wood beads available and additional yarn options for creating a yarn wrapped garland. 

With yarn wrapped hearts, the possibilities are endless and sweet! All supplies and seasonal light snacks are provided.

If you would like a craft take home kit, please note this in your registration.


February 7, 21 at 1:30 PM

Name your trump and get ready to roll as we gather to play Euchre at the Westfield Washington Public Library. All comers are welcome whether you grew up in Indiana playing the game or are new to the area and to Euchre. Meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Needle & Thread Group

February 1, 15 at 10:30 AM

Do you love crocheting, cross stitching, sewing, quilting, embroidery, needlepoint, etc.? Come join our Needle & Thread group! All levels of expertise are welcome. Bring your projects and meet other creative people! Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Tabletop Games

Registration required on our website's Events Calendar.

February 22 at 5:30 PM

At our tabletop games event, participants learn the tips and tricks for select games. A new game is featured each month. Check our calendar a month before the event for information on the featured game. Each game session includes instructions and strategic advice...and plenty of snacks!

Westfield Writers Group

February 23 at 1:00 PM

Prompt for February: Write about a moving experience. It can be a personal watershed moment or about the actual task of moving from one place/house to another.

Wanted: Writers or want-to-be writers who have a story or memoir they would like to write, an interest in different styles of writing, a wish to interact with other writers and a desire to write in a non-judgmental environment.

This is a 'just-for-fun' group. We're not professional writers. The intent is not to teach you to write but to encourage you to write something each month. Prompts are constructed with the hope that you will be inspired to write on a broad range of topics.

Email librarian@wwpl.lib.in.us to be put on the email list for meeting reminders and for the writing prompts we will be using each month.

Library Board Meeting

Visit our website for details. Library Board will meet in-person and via Zoom.

February 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Hurry Up & Wait!

You may now reserve soon-to-be-released books before they are officially published. Each month we will have several upcoming and sure-to-be popular titles that will be available to reserve in our online catalog, even before they are published. A current list of upcoming new releases is posted at the library, or you can call our reference desk for more information at 317-896-9391.


Last Kingdom

Steve Berry

Storm Watch

C.J. Box

More Than Meets the Eye

Iris Johansen

Unnatural History

Jonathan Kellerman

Then You Came Along

Debbie Macomber

Someone Else's Shoes

Jojo Moyes

3 Days to Live

James Patterson

Encore in Death

J. D. Robb

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