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Westwood Library shares book recommendations

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every lover of literature knows the terrible struggle of finding the perfect next read. They may pick up a book only to realize, five chapters in, that the plot is going nowhere or that the writing is terrible. Library staff in Westwood is determined to save library-goers some...
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Summer reading program beckons book lovers

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, children and adults flock to the Westwood libraries and hunt down some good books for summer reading. Perusing the shelves, kids run back to their parents with a new “Magic Tree House” book or a classic Judy Blume story. Adults scan the shelves, check the New York Times...
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‘VolunTEENS’ lend hands to Westwood Library

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter A group of teens at the Westwood Public Library chatted enthusiastically amongst one other. Some sat in a circle on the rug folding pamphlets for the annual Harry Potter Night, while others gathered at one of the tables, carefully cutting out letters to spell the names of the four houses. Although...
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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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