Events for Adults
Adult Reference Librarians Joel Boucher and Chrissy Carr
- Feb 3—Author Talk: Michel Pascal: Mr. Pascal will sing and present his new book Meditation for Daily Stress. 2:00 p.m.
- Feb 4—Friends Concert: 8 Brazilian Cellists: Join us on Sunday afternoon for some great music. 2:30 p.m.
- Feb 5, 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, & 28—English Class (ESL): If English is not your first language, this class is for you! 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
- Feb 5—B&W Movie Classic Night: Hitchcock classic ‘Notorious’with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Popcorn’s on us! 5:15-7:00 p.m.
- Feb 9, 23—Knitting Club: Bring your needles and yarn (and a snack to share). Beginners welcome! 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Feb 10—Book Club: Join the discussion about this month’s great read, Portobello by Ruth Rendell. 11:00 a.m.
- Feb 10—YOU Are Stronger Than Cancer: Kim Selbert will share strategies to heal from cancer. 2:00 p.m.
- Feb. 12—Persian Poetry Night: Enjoy an evening of Persian poetry with other fans 6:00 p.m.
- Feb 13—Poetry Open Mic: Come share your masterpiece! Or just listen and enjoy. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. 6:30 p.m.
- Feb 17—Beginning Chess: Chess expert Brian Glover introduces the classic game of strategy. All ages welcome! 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Feb 17—Tax Update Workshop: Raymond Dietz will explain the changes in the new Tax Bill. 2:00 p.m.
- Feb 20—Computer Comfort Class: Get comfortable with computer basics in a class for beginners. 4:00-5:00 p.m.
- Feb 20—Vision Board Workshop: Identify limiting beliefs and set achievable goals. Limited to ten participants, please register at the Information Desk or call (310) 474-1739. 6:00 p.m.
- Feb. 21—Adult coloring is back! We’ll provide colored pencils, markers and lots of pictures to color plus treats to eat. 6:00 p.m.
- Feb 22—French Conversation: Practice your French language skills with other French speakers. 4:00–6:00 p.m.
- Feb 24—Mystery Book Club: Join us as we discuss The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen . 11:00 a.m.
- Feb 24—Vita Tax Preparation: FREE Income Tax Preparation by Volunteers. NO itemized deductions will be done. 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Feb. 27—Macabre Short Stories by the Masters: The hilarious meets the macabre in these short stories by Poe and Chekhov, read by local actor Arnold Weiss 6:30 p.m.
Teen Librarian Elizabeth Calla
- Feb 1— Teen Council: Help us make heritage month displays with your fellow teen volunteers! If you are new, receive training to be a library volunteer (ages 11-18) 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Feb 13—STEAM: Stop Motion Animation: Make hilarious and awesome videos with our expert teacher, Brandon! Teen volunteers, we need more help here, especially if you have expertise with the Stop Motion Studio App or iPads in general. (ages 8-18). 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
- Feb. 3 Author Talk: Interactive yoga time with Stacey Allyson as she reads her book “Parker Pig Goes to Yoga” 10:30 a.m.
- Feb 7, 14, 21, 28—Storytime: Stories, songs, and stretches for the little ones. 10:15 a.m. for babies 0-18 months and 11:00 a.m. 18 months-3 years+
- Feb. 7 Star Wars Light Saber Training: Darth and Luke will teach your kids proper light saber techniques for when the Resistance comes calling! 4:00 p.m.
- Feb 8 —Building Bricks Club: Try free hand building with the branch’s collection of Legos! 4:00-5:00 p.m.
- Feb 17—Chess for Beginners: Chess expert Brian Glover introduces the classic game of strategy. All ages welcome. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Feb. 21—Reading to Dogs: Pet Partners brings 3 pooches for the kids to practice their reading skills on, or belly rubs and treat dispensing if they prefer. 4:00 p.m.
- Wed., 11:30-1:30, Thurs. 3pm -5pm & Sat. 10 -12pm and 3-5pm—Reading: Join our STAR volunteers in the kids area to hear some stories!
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Buy a Bookplate or Make a Donation in Someone’s Name!
Are you looking for a birthday, bar mitzvah or other gift for someone special? Perhaps you want to honor a special event or birthday, or you just want people to know that you support Westwood Library. If so, a donation of $25 to Friends of Westwood Library will put a BOOKPLATE inside a newly purchased book for the branch. The bookplate can be dedicated in your name, or it can be dedicated “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone special.
Click here and you will be able to purchase a bookplate online. Please make sure to follow the directions for a bookplate donation on the website. If you prefer, you can pick up a bookplate donation envelope at the branch and leave it with the librarians or mail it in later.
If your donation is a gift, a lovely gift card will be sent to your honoree informing them of your generous gift in their name.