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Library brings cookies, cocoa and crafts

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Westwood locals had an alternative to waiting in long lines for Black Friday shopping — in the
interest of giving, many took a sentimental route and visited the Westwood Public Library for an
afternoon of gift-wrapping and crafting at Cookies, Cocoa and Crafts. The programming at the
library is full of festive...

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Goldman, seniors present library art exhibit

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Westwood Public Library is a hub of creativity. Children and adults alike mill about in their free time, finding books that interest them and topics that inspire. 

The library, though, is also known to have a myriad of offerings for those...

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Westwood bakes bread at library

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The Westwood Library, with the support of the Friends of the Library, recently partnered with Forge Baking Company of Somerville to bring sourdough bread to the Westwood community last Wednesday, November 2. The class was taught by Forge Baking Co-Head Baker Jojo Emerson. Emerson is...

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Artist duo exhibits at library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Art has a way of connecting people unlike anything else, but artists George Connelly and Paul Cornacchini, have taken it to another level.

Connelly and Cornacchini share canvases and work in tandem to create incredibly detailed portraits. The duo, known professionally as...

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Library-goers craft handmade cards

By Lauren Schiavone

Hometown Weekly Staff

The Westwood Public Library held a card-making craft session on September 19. The afternoon recognized Thinking of You Week, an international celebration of sending handmade greeting cards and notes.

Reference Librarian Corinne Coveney guided crafters to a table...

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Ciao Firenze: COA takes virtual tour

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Council on Aging hosted an armchair traveler event at the Westwood Public Library on Thursday, July 19, as seniors and library patrons stayed cool in the Community Meeting Room and got a taste of Florence, Italy. Led by Linda Sorgiovanni and Carolyn White of...

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‘Sunflowers for Ukraine’ shine in library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff


Westwood’s Council on Aging art instructor, Brenda Goldman, recently led a group of artists in using their talent to bring attention to Ukraine. Seniors from the Westwood and Holliston COAs of varying talent levels, from beginner to advanced, lent their skills to the exhibit, which...

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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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