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Messy Mondays let kids play clean

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter As anyone with kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews will tell you, there are two indisputable facts about sand and water tables: kids love them, and whoever has to clean up afterward hates them. Luckily, if you have no desire to vacuum sand out of your rug or...
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‘Book Buzz’ inspires library patrons

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter With so many books available at the library and in book stores, voracious readers often ask themselves a perplexing question: “What should I read next?” As librarians, the Westwood library staff members can empathize with their patrons, which is why they have begun a “Book Buzz Panel.” The idea is...
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Library relaunches Friday hang-out program

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Thanks to the Westwood Public Library’s awesome children’s librarians, the library has become one of the most popular middle school hang-out spots. The main branch is well known among Thurston Middle School students for its half-day activities, homework help, and teen resources. Now, the middle school students have been able...
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Young Women’s Club commences holiday season

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter A group of 45 women living in Westwood greet the community with a mission of enriching the town through the Westwood Young Women’s Club (WYWC). Through fundraising events, the WYWC turns all of its profits back to the community in the form of high school scholarships, donations to the...
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Westwood Library hosts Halloween morning fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Last week, the Westwood Public Library invited children of all ages to join them for a Halloween morning celebration. With sing-alongs, a story time, a parade, and party, the youngest trick-or-treaters and their caregivers flocked to the library to join in on the fun. [caption id="attachment_22699" align="alignright" width="400"] Read more

Library offers half-day hangout spot

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As the bells rang for early dismissal, Westwood’s middle school students planned their afternoon downtown with friends. While some stopped at the local coffee shop for a Frappuccino and a snack, others headed straight to the Westwood Public Library to hang out with friends and get a head start...
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Kiddie car wash delights in Westwood

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Christina Perrone Hometown Weekly Intern Thursday, August 8 was a bright, sunny day at the Westwood Library — perfect conditions for a car wash, or even a toy car wash. Librarians invited young motorists to come wash, wax, shine and detail their favorite toy vehicles on the afternoon. [caption id="attachment_20201" align="alignright" width="300"] Read more

Mother/Daughter Book Club inspires enthusiasm

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter As technology becomes more ubiquitous, reading interests and levels drop more and more. Libraries are doing all they can to keep up with the times, and to maintain interest in good, old-fashioned books. The Westwood Public Library has a number of programs that combat diminished reading, but one of their most...
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Westwood Library makes reading fun

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter In today’s hectic world, it can be hard for anyone to make time to read for pleasure, let alone a hard-working student. Overwhelmed with school, extracurriculars, chores and household responsibilities, reading can often fall to the wayside. It is for this exact reason that the group of students who have decided...
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Harry Potter Book Night coming soon

February 2 will see the third annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world and in Westwood. Westwood Public Library is getting ready to host an unforgettable night themed around The Professors of Hogwarts. The fun kicks off at 6:30 p.m. On Harry Potter Book Night, the library will be sharing the wonder of J.K....
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(Mostly) impenetrable reading fortresses pop up

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern What do you get when you mix blankets, flashlights, rampaging children, stuffed animals, and smiles? You get the Family Fort Night event held at the Main Branch of the Westwood Public Library last Wednesday night, August 17. Like most things that are planned out, things did not go exactly...
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