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Westwood Public Library | July 2022

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Virtual Hamilton Trivia for families

Hamilton Trivia

Thursday, July 7 at 7 pm, online

Don't Say No to This opportunity to Blow Us All Away with your knowledge of the hit musical Hamilton! Adults and families are invited to Take a Break for an evening of virtual trivia with the Trivia Brothers. History Has Its Eyes on You!

Looking to brush up on your Hamilton history? Enter The Room Where It Happens to delve into our recommended reads about Hamilton and his contemporaries!

Sign Up for Hamilton Trivia!

Strolling Florence

Tuesday, July 19 at 1 pm, Meeting Room, Main Library

Visit Italy without leaving Westwood! A native of Florence will live stream a tour of this beautiful city for you to enjoy. 

Gelato will be served at the end of the program. 

All are welcome. Call the Council on Aging to register: 781-329-8799

This program is offered in partnership with Westwood Council on Aging and is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Westwood Council on Aging.

The Ukraine War and Vladimir Putin

Monday, July 25 at 1 pm, Meeting Room, Main Library

Henry Quinlan will examine the origins of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the status of the war today, the enigma that is Vladimir Putin, and possible options for ending the combat. 

All are welcome. Call the Council on Aging to register: 781-329-8799

This program is offered in partnership with Westwood Council on Aging and is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Westwood Council on Aging. 

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

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What's Happening | News from the Library

Holidays: The library will be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Hours Update: The library is open 10 am to 1 pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays until September.

Patriotic Fiction

Check out our list of books set during the 4th of July weekend. Perfect for a long weekend read!

Patriotic Fiction Booklist
Wander Into the Wilderness of Summer Reading 2022

Win a Prize Basket!

How? Join our Summer Reading challenge for adults, log your daily reading, and earn raffle tickets. Ends August 29! (We have Summer Reading for kids and teens, too!)

Summer Reading for Adults
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We've added more new ebook and eaudio titles for you to enjoy this summer, as well as some digital titles for younger readers. Find them on Libby

Donation Box for Ukrainian Children

Two children walking away together above text that says Backpacks of Love. One child has a baseball cap with an American flag. The other child holds a teddy bear and has a yellow and blue hat and backpack, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

Backpacks of Love is collecting supplies for Ukrainian children. To help, drop off any of the following items, new and unused, in the lobby of the Main Library: 

  • Backpacks 
  • School supplies
  • Small toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Simple kids books
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste

You can also donate a filled backpack or have your child draw a picture or write a letter! Click here for more donation details. Thank you! 

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Visit the Main Library to check out our new lawn games: Bocce, Giant Jenga, Croquet, Lawn Bowling, and Corn Hole!

Disability Pride Month

Kick off Disability Pride Month by requesting one of these featured titles! Discover books by disabled authors, advocates, and activists and learn about the experiences of characters with disabilities — physical and mental, visible and invisible, new and lifelong. 

The Westwood Public Library strives to make its services, technology, collections, and programs accessible to our community. Please email askwestwood@minlib.net to ask about our services or request accommodations. 

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What Doesn't Kill You book cover
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Introduction To Email and Apps | How To

Introduction to Email and Apps

This guide can help you get started with:  

  • Setting up a new email account
  • Downloading apps on your smartphone or tablet (iPhone or Android)
  • Picking a strong password
  • Using your email account
Intro to Email and Apps

One-on-one tech help is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August: 

  • 10 am to 1 pm at the Main Library (781-320-1045)
  • 2 pm to 5 pm at the Islington Branch (781-326-5914)

Call ahead for an appointment, then come with your devices and questions! 

Recent Events | Watch on YouTube

How to Heal Our Divided Nation YouTube recording

How to Heal Our Divided Nation

June 16, 2022

with Frederick T. Golder, author of Reaching Common Ground

Explore our How to Heal Our Divided Nation LibGuide

New and Notable Titles

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General Fiction | Mystery | Romance | Science Fiction | Adventure

Nonfiction | Past & Present | Science & Nature | Lifestyles | Business

Children's Picture Books | Children's Chapter Books | Teens

Don't miss this week's bestsellers:

Hardcover Fiction | Paperback Fiction | Hardcover Nonfiction | Paperback Nonfiction

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

About the Friends
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