We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

January 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 January Events Calendar, and you may search for them using the filters at the top of the page.


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Looking Back...

2022 has been a busy year here at Westfield Washington Public Library! We've enjoyed hosting a wide variety of programs and special events for our patrons and community. (In addition, we also checked out a lot of library materials!)

Take a look at all we did in 2022!

2022 at Westfield Washington Public Library - a Year in Photos

We are looking forward to 2023. Happy New Year!

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

Sign up for the Teen and Adult Winter Reading Program, "Let's Read a Latte," and read with us from January 1 - February 28! Registration is now open at wwpl.beanstack.org and you may start logging your hours on January 1.

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 from January 1 - February 28. Once you log 40 hours, pick up your completion prize at the Information Desk.

Everyone who completes the challenge will be automatically entered into a Grand Prize Drawing. 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!

Recurring Adult Programs:
Teen Programs:

January 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.

January 9, *23, 30 at 10:30 AM

*January 23 with Storyteller Miss Beckie

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

January 10,, 17, 24, 31 at 10:30 AM

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

January 12, 19, 26 at 10:30 AM

Paws to Read

January 14 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.

January 4 and January 18 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.

January 5 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 February 2 BINGO Brunch by visiting the WWPL Reference Department in person.

Mystery Book Group

January 4 at 11:00 AM

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

WWPL Book Group

January 18 at 11:00 AM

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

American Mahjong

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 3:00 PM

January 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:00 PM

January 8, 15, 22, 29 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

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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: Paper Bag Stars and Paper Pom Poms

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.

January 18 at 5:00 PM

Join us in making festive paper bag stars and tissue paper pom poms. Drop in to have some winter crafty fun. All supplies and light snacks are provided.

If you would like your craft kit to go, please specify in the registration that you would like a take home craft kit.


January 3, 17 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

January 4, 18 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.

January 25 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

January 26 at 1:00 PM

Prompt for January: You're on a vacation with a companion, walking along, talking to your friend, and suddenly realize you are alone. What happens next?

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.

January 11, 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.


Code 6

James Grippando

The House at the End of the World

Dean Koontz

Sleep No More

Jane Krentz


James Patterson

House of Wolves

James Patterson

The Cabinet of Dr. Leng

Douglas Preston

Without a Trace

Danielle Steel

Devil's Ransom

Brad Taylor


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