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Westwood Library launches limited browsing

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s safety first when it comes to library browsing these days.

Currently, browsing at the Westwood Public Library is by appointment only. Those who wish to browse are asked to wear a mask during the entirety of their visit for the...

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Library curbside holds pickup program continues

Westwood's Public Library has announced the expansion of its curbside holds pickup program. As of now, patrons can now pick up items from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays, and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Westwood Library announces author visits

As the Westwood Public Library remains physically closed, the Zoom activities continue on. From August through September, the library will be offering a series of virtual author talks via Zoom.

The author talks tipped off with J. Courtney Sullivan's talk on her book, Friends and Strangers, on August 5. ...

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Westwood Library offers curbside pickup

The Westwood Public Library is now offering curbside pick-ups for patrons borrowing materials from the library from Monday to Thursday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Patrons can use the library catalog, the Minuteman Mobile App, or call library staff to place a hold on materials.

When materials are...

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Library hosts Star Wars Trivia

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

I like to say that I'm good at trivia. I'm an avid fan of Trivial Pursuit, I used to play those little trivia games on Facebook, and I occasionally help my parents out during their trivia nights.

I also enjoy Star...

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Library launches new summer reading program

Summer reading has started at the Westwood Library. As of June 1, participants can sign up for their category of reading (kids, teen, and adult) and start logging their hours of summer reading to earn a chance to win prizes.

The library will not be using paper logs this...

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Westwood’s Viti releases ‘Going Too Fast’

“Going Too Fast,” Westwood author Lynne Viti’s debut work of fiction, was released on March 31 by Finishing Line Press of Lexington, KY. This collection of short stories and flash fiction takes the reader back to the 1960's and '70's and the adolescence and early adulthood of women in that era. Catholic school,...

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Library announces Westwood Reads Together, Apart

The Westwood Public Library is launching a new initiative, Westwood Reads Together, Apart: The 12 in 12 Book Challenge, inviting everyone in the community to join them in reading 12 books in 12 weeks, or 1 book each week until July 5.

As we continue to practice social isolation, it...

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Woman’s Club collaborating with library

The Westwood Woman’s Club has announced a collaboration with the Westwood Public Library to run Great Decisions in eight daytime sessions addressing current event topics. The introductory session meets on Thursday, January 16, from 1 -3 p.m. Following sessions run every two weeks on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon in the library conference room...
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LWV presents on recycling

The League of Women Voters of Westwood Walpole Dedham hosted a very successful presentation on recycling at the Westwood Public Library. Those unable to attend may view the presentation at https://youtu.be/LXOfiSxdrCA. Recycling has been in the news for the past year, from China's embargo on our recycling to how and why we need to recycle correctly. During...
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Murder and intrigue at Westwood Library

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30529" align="alignright" width="300"]Before the audiences, a grizzly plot unfolds. Before the audiences, a grizzly plot unfolds.[/caption] Last Wednesday, the Westwood Public Library hosted four mystery authors who demonstrated their talent by assembling the plot of a mystery novel on the spot....
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Author Sullivan addresses Westwood Library

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By Caitie Van Dore Hometown Weekly Correspondent A lively atmosphere greeted attendees last Tuesday night at the Westwood Public Library for a Q&A session with author J. Courtney Sullivan. A Milton native, Sullivan is a bestselling author of such books as “Maine” and “Commencement.” In this event, Sullivan sat down to answer questions about her...
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Author Elizabeth Berg addresses library

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By Emily Greffenius Hometown Weekly Intern [caption id="attachment_28065" align="alignright" width="225"]Berg shows off “Make Someone Happy” before beginning her reading.  Photos by Emily Greffenius Berg shows off “Make Someone Happy” before beginning her reading. Photos by Emily Greffenius
[/caption] Elizabeth Berg, bestselling author of “Open House”...
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Libraries participate in Minuteman Library Crawl

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, August 1, libraries belonging to the Minuteman Library Network hosted a scavenger hunt. The event, now in its second year, introduced attendees to the friendly staff and myriad resources available to them at their local libraries. During the event, each participating library invited attendees to take a picture...
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Local author shares inspiration behind novel

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve ever seen the movie “Then She Found Me,” then you’re already familiar with Elinor Lipman’s work. Aside from writing the book of the same name, which was adapted as a movie, Lipman has authored over a dozen books and is a compelling fiction writer. “The things that I...
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Westwood welcomes new children’s librarian

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “I always knew I wanted to do something with books, literature, or writing,” said Kristy Pasquariello, the Westwood Public Library’s new children’s librarian. “I’ve been a book person my whole life!” Although she only recently assumed the role, Kristy brings a wealth of experience to her new position. After studying as an undergraduate...
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Cultural Council holding community conversation

The Westwood Cultural Council is inviting the people who live and work in town to help advise them about how best to allocate public dollars for programs and activities in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. The all-volunteer, municipally-appointed council receives an annual allocation of money to fund projects by individuals, organizations, and schools that...
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Westwood Library makes a mystery

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter When Concord District Court Judge Samantha Bell Jones meets data miner Thomas Malachi, she doesn’t seem to take much of an interest in him, except for the fact that he owns a cat named Klaus. When a stranger, John Ledbetter Bell, comes in from out of town with a...
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Springtime blooms at Needham Library gallery

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you had the opportunity to visit the Needham Free Public Library during the month of March, you probably noticed that spring arrived early at the Friends Gallery. Although the several nor'easters ensured that it still looked like winter outdoors, Kira Seamon's bright and colorful photography welcomed the new season inside. Using...
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Celtic harpers astound library goers

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter At the Westwood Public Library, locals crowded into the Community Room, dragging chairs from the lobby to enjoy a special concert from the New England Irish Harp Orchestra (NEIHO). The Celtic-inspired group features nearly a dozen harpers, as well as a uilleann pipes player, a fiddler, a woodwind player,...
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