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Wizards and witches flock to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the generation of kids who grew up on “Harry Potter,” a chance to visit Hogwarts, the school of magic that serves as the series’ primary setting, has always been a dream. For some, that dream came true in the last decade when the Wizarding World of Harry...
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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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Local libraries embrace technology

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first public library opened in Boston between 1711 and 1725. Since then, to say the least, things have changed. Entering the technological age, libraries have had to make great leaps to ensure they keep up with the profusion of new forms of knowledge. While some may still view libraries as...
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Cody and Neely visit the library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Reading can be a struggle for some kids. Words can have too many syllables, be too long, or be too infrequently used for them to know what they mean. But with a good audience, reading can be a blast. To that end, on Saturday, November 16, kids came to the Westwood...
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‘Principal Undergardener’ Sanders addresses Spotlight

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Wednesday, November 13, the Westwood Library welcomed visitors for the monthly meeting of Community Spotlight. This time around, the group welcomed author Neal Sanders of Medfield to give his talk, “Gardening is Murder.” The program, which was equal parts comedic and informative, had the audience in stitches by the end...
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Petting zoo lets patrons try robots

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While a “robot petting zoo” sounds like an attraction from Disney World’s Tomorrowland, it was actually Westwood Library's way of letting members of the community explore coding toys for their children. On Thursday night, August 15, the library brought out their Mini Spheros, Dash Robots and the Kano Harry Potter...
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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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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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Inaugural Eid celebration brings in crowd

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Once a year, Muslims around the world spend a month fasting during the holiday of Ramadan. They break that fast on Eid ul-Fitr, a day on which they can enjoy a lovely celebration with friends and family. This year, the Westwood Library was the setting for what might be...
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Three Westwood students win RAY Awards

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday night, May 21, the Westwood Rotary Club and Westwood Youth and Family Services recognized their three RAY (Recognize a Youth) award winners inside the Westwood Library. This year, the award, given to a young person in the community that has demonstrated a commitment to community service, went...
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Maureen Obey art show at library

Maureen Obey will be holding a solo show called “Through My Eyes” at the Main Library during the month of May. Maureen is an active member of both the Westwood Artists and the Norwood Art Association. She has shown her work at the Norwood Fine Artist Gallery and Studio. She has been painting seriously for...
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Kira Seamon readies Art in Bloom

There will be a shower of flowers in the Dover Public Library this April. Art in Bloom is coming the week of April 29-May 4, and the highlight will be the "Bloom Party" from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29. Artist Kira Seamon will host the event and is honored to have received a grant...
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Westwood kids stretch their creative muscles

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff These days, when television and iPads are so prevalent in our society, it can be hard to get children excited about reading. Westwood’s Creative Kids group does just that. The organized group has been meeting since September. The kids come to each session, ready for activities and excited to...
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Book Buzz brings new reading to Westwood


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By Amelia Tarallo 
Hometown Weekly Staff Avid readers know the struggle to find a book that provides that oh-so-perfect feeling of adventure. On Thursday, February 28, five women, all of whom work at the Westwood Library, presented some of their favorite books as part of their Book Buzz panel. Each person took turns presenting a...
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Barstool’s Thornton discusses ‘Five Rings’

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, November 8, Barstool Sports writer, author, stand-up comedian, and former WEEI Sports Radio Network talk show host Jerry Thornton held a talk at the Westwood Library to discuss his most recent book, “Five Rings.” There were a variety of people in the audience, ranging from Barstool fans (known...
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Photojournalist discusses time in India

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday, October 23, the Westwood Library and the Council of Aging hosted a lecture by photojournalist Barry Pell about his experience traveling in India. Pell visited India for 5 months on two different occasions, capturing many different pictures of the people, landscape, and culture. During the talk,...
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Westwood Library hosts Paranormal Xpeditions

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter With Halloween creeping up on the calendar, it seemed fitting that Friends of Westwood Public Library hosted a lecture on paranormal activity this October. Paranormal Xpeditions, a popular group that discusses the supernatural, gave their lecture at the Westwood Library for the second time this year. The group was established...
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Westwood kids wiggle, giggle at storytime

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Kids learned while having fun as they sang songs, played games and listened to stories at the Westwood Library last Tuesday morning. The Wiggle and Giggle Storytime had the little ones learning about different animals, words, and numbers - not to mention dancing like airplanes and singing a fun song...
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Kids dance to Rolie Polie Guacamole

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[caption id="attachment_28070" align="alignright" width="225"]Frank Gallo and Andrew Tuzhilin have traveled as far away as Alabama and Montana performing to kids. Photos by Daniel Curtin Frank Gallo and Andrew Tuzhilin have traveled as far away as Alabama and Montana performing to kids. Photos by Daniel...
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Library hosts Boston Harbor presentation

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_27809" align="alignright" width="200"]Marguerite Krupp shows a map of the Boston Harbor and its different islands. Photos by Daniel Curtin Marguerite Krupp shows a map of the Boston Harbor and its different islands. Photos by Daniel Curtin
[/caption] Last Thursday, the...
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