News & Events

FRIENDS OF WESTWOOD LIBRARY
June 2019
It’s THAT time again!
POP UP Book Sale returns to the Westwood Branch Library
Saturday June 1st
from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Amazing prices, great inventory, proceeds going right back into our favorite library!

Events for Adults
Adult Reference Librarians Joel Boucher and Chrissy Carr

If your routine is stressing you out, you should stop by the library on Monday, June 3rd, at 6:00 p.m., to learn how to practice Meditation for Everyday Living. Doug Frankel is back to teach his powerful technique that is simple yet profound. Doug will introduce effective life strategies.
Are you wondering if this is the right time to make a real estate investment? Join us on Saturday, June 15th, at 2:00 p.m. for our Housing Market Forecast, a discussion about whether the trends point up or down. Sohayla Nobahar will lead the workshop. Please register at the Information Desk or by calling (310) 474-1739.
Don’t miss this month’s edition of Popcorn and a Movie:  On the Basis of Sex with Felicity Jones as an up and coming Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Armie Hammer as her supportive attorney husband Martin while she struggles with equal rights for all, ultimately leading her all the way to the Supreme Court. Monday, June 17th, PG-13, 120 minutes. 5:00 p.m.
  • June 1—Friends of the Library POP-UP Book Sale: Pick up great bargains while helping your library! 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 —English Class (ESL): If English is not your first language,this class is for you! Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 & 2:00 p.m.
  • June 3—Meditation for Everyday Living: Doug Frankel will help you dissipate routine stress. 6:00 p.m.
  • June 5—Short Story Master Class: Alcoholism: Arnie Weiss brings us tales by Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Fitzgerald and more 6:30 p.m.
  • June 8—Book Club: Join the discussion about this month’s great read House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. 11:00 a.m.
  • June 11—Poetry Open Mic: Come share your masterpiece! Or just listen and enjoy. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. 6:00 p.m.
  • June 14, 28—Knitting Club: Bring your needles and yarn (and a snack to share). Beginners welcome! 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • June 15—Beginning Chess: Chess expert Brian Glover introduces the classic game of strategy. All ages welcome! 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • June 15—Housing Market Forecast: Broker Sohayla Nobahar will discuss real estate trends. Please register at the Information Desk or by calling (310) 474-9058. 2:00 p.m.
  • June 17—Popcorn & a Movie On the Basis of Sex:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The early days.120 min. PG-13 5:00 p.m.
  • June 22—Mystery Book Club: Join us as we discuss The Governor’s Wife by Michael Harvey. 11:00 a.m.
  • June 23—Summer Concert : LAPD Swing Band will present a fabulous program of American popular classics and patriotic favorites, in a lively pre-Fourth of July celebration,  fun your whole family! 2:30p.m.
  • June 25—Start and Grow Your YouTube Channel and Social Media: Animation business professional and successful YouTuber and Instagam expert will teach you how to make videos for YouTube, Instagram posting tips and guidelines and how to turn all that into a business! 6:30 p.m.
  • June 27—French Conversation: Come improve your language skills with other French speakers! This group has no instructor. 4:00-6:00 p.m.

TeenScape
Teen Librarian Elizabeth Calla

Teens and adults will learn a lot from our animation business professional and successful YouTuber and Instagram expert who will teach you how to make videos for YouTube, share Instagram posting tips and guidelines and tell you how to turn all that into a business! 6:30 p.m .on Tuesday, June 25th.
Don’t miss this month’s edition of Popcorn and a Movie:  On the Basis of Sex with Felicity Jones as an up and coming Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Armie Hammer as her supportive attorney husband Martin while she struggles with equal rights for all, ultimately leading her all the way to the Supreme Court. Monday, June 17th, PG-13, 120 minutes. 5:00 p.m.
  • June 17—Popcorn & a Movie On the Basis of Sex:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The early days.120 min. PG-13 5:00 p.m.
  • June 25—Start and Grow Your YouTube Channel and Social Media: Animation business professional and successful YouTuber and Instagram expert will teach you how to make videos for YouTube, Instagram posting tips and guidelines and how to turn all that into a business! 6:30 p.m.

Children’s Programs

Summer Reading is Back–Kick it off with the kids on Tuesday, 6/11 at 4PM with a FortNite Obstacle Course! Crackshot and Tomato Head will be in the house to run an AWESOME obstacle course and dance off for all the FortNite fans out there. See if you can run faster or jump higher than your friends but don’t mess up because you’ll have to dance your way out of your dilemmas! Bring your A-game kids!
The Sunshine Storyteller will be here on Tuesday, 6/18 at 4:00pm to regale the kids with the fine art of storytelling in her magical way.
  • June 5, 12, 19, 26 — Story Time: Stories, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers. 10:30 a.m.
  • June 11—Kick-off Summer Reading with FortNite Obstacle Course—Crackshot and Tomato Head will be in the house to run an AWESOME obstacle course and dance off. See if you can run faster or jump higher than your friends but don’t mess up because you’ll have to dance your way out of your dilemmas! 4:00 p.m.
  • June 13—Building Bricks Club: Try free hand building with the branch’s collection of Lego®s  4:00 p.m.
  • June 18—Sunshine Storyteller: Dance Across the Sky: Our expert storyteller will be here to weave some magical yarns for the little ones. 4:00 p.m.
  • STAR READERS: Thursdays 3:00 p.m.-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!
Come in and sign-up for Summer Reading anytime during June or go to lapl.beanstack.org

 

Looking for the Perfect Gift ?
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.
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