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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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Science Tellers bring science to life

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter There are certain subjects that lend themselves to children better than others. English, for example, is an easily presented subject through storytelling. Subjects such as science or math, however, can be harder to get kids excited about. This is where Science Tellers comes in. Created in 2004, this group combines storytelling...
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Creative Kids offers spin on storytime

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Storytimes are ubiquitous in libraries, but it rare to find a library storytime with a new twist. Creative Kids, held at the Westwood Public Library, is just that. Karen Cagan created the program, which is now in its third year, from scratch. In each session, kids in kindergarten and first grade...
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Islington Branch Library offers joyful storytime

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Westwood Public Library offers a myriad of activities for young and old, providing entertainment and knowledge to not only the population of Westwood but beyond. However, this isn’t where the resources or offerings from the Westwood Library end. The Islington Branch of the Westwood Public Library offers an...
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Storytime teaches importance of thankfulness

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter It can sometimes be hard to emphasize the importance and meaning of Thanksgiving to anyone, let alone young children, when Christmas prep and celebration begins early in November. However, Little Listeners Storytime, held at the Westwood Public Library, is trying its very best to do so. Miss Lizzy, as...
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Westwood Shines in annual art exhibit

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Tenth Annual Capturing Nature in Westwood Exhibit opened on Thursday, October 27, in the Westwood Public Library. The bottom level of the library, usually pretty sparse, save for some plants and tables, was lined with local artists’ renderings of the natural beauty that can be found in Westwood....
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Library quilters in Westwood

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter In a peaceful back room of the Westwood Public Library, the quilting club gathered for their monthly meeting on Monday, August 29. The club has been in existence for about 8 years, and had to adapt to survive when the Westwood Library changed buildings, at one point taking refuge...
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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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Friends of the Westwood Library hosting annual book sale

The Friends of the Westwood Library will host its annual Spring Book Sale next week at the Westwood Public Library. Need a great book to relax with at the beach? A new recipe for a backyard family barbecue? Or a "How To" book for that summer project? You will find just what you...
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