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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 is more important than ever to take time to continue to connect with one another. Books are a powerful vehicle for fostering community and empathy; stories overcome loneliness and allow us to travel beyond all boundaries. While our physical gathering spaces are unavailable, the Westwood Public Library staff continues to foster and create a virtual gathering place for all community neighbors and friends, and continues to support reading together, even though we may be in separate spaces.

There is no form to complete, or need to register. Just begin reading a book of your choice. If you don’t know what you want to read, check out Westwood Public Library's social media and visit the Library’s website to find staff recommendations and links to other established resources.

Book groups, author talks and other events are also being held as virtual programs, and all are invited to participate. Visit the library's Eventbrite page to view all of the Library's virtual offerings. For the most updated information, visit or follow @WestwoodPLMA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

For questions or more information, email or call (781-320-1041). Library staff will try to respond to all calls and messages within 24 hours. All programs are virtual events via Zoom.

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