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FRIENDS OF WESTWOOD LIBRARY
March 2019

Events for Adults
Adult Reference Librarians Joel Boucher and Chrissy Carr

Our patron Carl Shustermann will be here on Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. to answer all your immigration questions. He’ll discuss how to get a green card, a temporary visa, what’s involved in becoming a citizen, and much more.
This month’s Popcorn and a Movie will be the new film First Man. Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle teams up again with Ryan Gosling who plays Neil Armstrong as they explore NASA’s efforts to get to the moon. 141 min. PG-13. Monday, March 11th at 5:00 p.m.
Our Opera Talk on Thursday, March 28th, at 6:30 p.m. will present the fascinating topic “Divas: A Celebration of Sopranos Past and Present”. Hear samples of great singing and learn about the lives of opera’s brightest stars!
Wondering how to navigate the new tax law? Come to our Tax Reform for DIYers program on Saturday, March 30th, at 2:00 p.m. John Pak will get you up to speed.
  • March 2—Mindfulness Meditation Performance: Music and spoken word will guide you to an awareness of your higher self. 2:00 p.m.
  • March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, & 27—English Class (ESL): If English is not your first language,this class is for you! Mondays at 1:00 & 2:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • March 5 —LA County Dept. of Public Social Services Table: DPSS can assist you with CalFresh and Medi-Cal applications.12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • March 6—U.S. Immigration What You Need to Know: Need a temporary visa or green card, or want to know how to become a citizen? Come to this talk for answers. 6:30 p.m.
  • March 8, 22—Knitting Club: Bring your needles and yarn (and a snack to share). Beginners welcome! 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • March 9—Book Club: Join the discussion about this month’s great read, Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. 11:00 a.m.
  • March 11—Popcorn and a Movie “First Man”: Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in this story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon. 141 min. PG-13 5:00 p.m.
  • March 12—Poetry Open Mic: Come share your masterpiece! Or just listen and enjoy. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. 6:00 p.m.
  • March 16—Nowruz Celebration: Ring in the Persian New Year with a puppet show, dancing, music, arts and crafts, and more. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • March 23—Mystery Book Club: Join us as we discuss The Late Show by Michael Connelly. 11:00 a.m.
  • March 23—Beginning Chess: Chess expert Brian Glover introduces the classic game of strategy. All ages welcome! 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • March 28—French Conversation: Practice your language skills with other French speakers. There is no instructor. 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • March 28—Divas: A Celebration of Sopranos Past and Present: Hear examples of great singing and learn about opera’s brightest stars! 6:30 p.m.
  • March 30—Tax Reform for DIYers: John Pak will get you up to speed on the latest law. 2:00 p.m.

TeenScape
Teen Librarian Elizabeth Calla

  • March 11—Popcorn and a Movie First Man: Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in this story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon. 141 min. PG-13 5:00 p.m.
  • March 23—Chess for Beginners: Chess expert Brian Glover introduces the classic game of strategy. All ages welcome. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Children’s Programs

For kids it’s another science afternoon with “Color and Light” where they’ll learn about mirrors, reflections, combining color, shadows, and more at hands-on activity stations. Best for ages 3-8. Monday, March 11th at 4:00 p.m.
Ring in the Persian New Year with our annual Nowruz Celebration on Saturday, March 16th, at 2:30-4:30 pm. Come and see Negar Estakhr’s Puppet Show, Melody Children’s Ensemble by Vandad and Arezoo, and the Haft Seen (traditional Nowruz tabletop of 7 symbolic items). Plus there will be festive arts and crafts for the kids. Fun for the whole family!
Following our regular Story Time at 10:30 a.m.on Wednesday, March 20th, stick around for the Purim Story Time at 11:30 a.m. Get ready for the holiday, which begins that evening, with special stories and crafts.
Our chess strategist will play all levels of players on Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00 p.m.
  • March 6, 13, 20, 27—Story time: Stories, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers. 10:30 a.m.
  • March 14 —Building Bricks Club: Try free hand building with the branch’s collection of Legos!4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • March 20—Purim Story Time: Join us for special stories and crafts. The Purim Holiday begins that evening. 11:30 a.m.
  • March 23—Chess for Beginners: Chess expert Brian Glover introduces the classic game of strategy. All ages welcome. 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • March 16—Nowruz Celebration: Ring in the Persian New Year with a puppet show, dancing, music, arts and crafts, and more. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • March 27—Color and Light: Kids learn about mirrors and reflections, combining colors, shadows, and much more, all through a series of hands-on activity stations. 4:00 p.m.
  • STAR READERS: Thursdays 3:00-5:00 p.m., Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Join our STAR Readers in the kids area to hear fun stories!

 

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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.
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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.
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