Take Note (quarterly newsletter)

Take Note!
New Jersey Library Association
Award-Winning Newsletter
New & Noteworthy at the Westfield Memorial Library
Westfield Memorial Library
550 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090-2197
908.789.4090
WINTER 2014 – 2015
New remote printing service arrives …
Software Lets Patrons Send Print Jobs to Library
From Anywhere Outside or Inside the Library
www.wmlnj.org
Library Hours
Monday-Thursday
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Library Closings
December 24 for Christmas Eve
Day & December 25 for Christmas
December 31 Closing at 5:00 pm
for New Year’s Eve
January 1 for New Year’s Day
January 19 for Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr Day
February 16 for Presidents’ Day
Board of Trustees Meetings
December 18
January 22
Mission Statement
February 26
The Westfield Memorial Library—the
community’s destination for discovery
and ideas—engages
Inside Thisminds,
Issueentertains
spirits and facilitates lifelong learning
for people of all ages.
Book Discussions
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Friends of the Library
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Computer Classes and
Teen Study Hall Dates
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Foreign Films
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Adult Programs
TGIF! Videos & Talks for Seniors
Children’s Programs
Let’s say you’re at home frantically finishing up a report for
school or work, and you’re
trusted printer refuses to print—
ever again. Don’t panic, you can
now print that report remotely at
the library from your laptop,
smart phone or any Internet
connected device. Access our
website at www.wmlnj.org and
click on the links for “remote
printing” and follow the instructions. You’ll receive a job number, and when you arrive at the
library and enter your email address at the Reference Desk
printer on the second floor, your
print job and its cost will appear
on the screen. Feed the
money—coins (no pennies) or
dollar bills—into the machine,
and your report appears. Black
and white copies are 10¢ apiece,
and color copies are 50¢.
If you are within the library using a laptop, smart phone or any
Internet connected device, you
can send print jobs to the Reference Desk printer as well.
“We are very happy to be offering this convenient new service
from PrinterOn,” said Library
Director Phil Israel. “Our patrons can now print virtually
any document or web page from
their Internet connected device
to our library printer.
“It’s important to understand
that they are not printing wirelessly,” he continued. “The system uses dedicated IP addresses.
The difference is that not only
can patrons print to the Reference Desk as they have always
done, but they can also send a
print job to the library from anywhere outside the library.”
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Pay, Print and Pick up—Print remotely from anywhere at the library!
Book Discussions for 2015
Come and Discuss these Great Books!
We are not ourselves
The Mockingbird Next Door
by Matthew Thomas
Wednesday, February 25
at 7:00 pm
by Marja Mills
Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm
What’s special about this book
is how Thomas takes us, slowly
and somewhat unexpectedly,
deep inside a family battling the
gray-toned middling place of their middle-class existence. At the core is Eileen Tumulty Leary, urging her
complacent husband and their impressionable son forward. Along the way, lives come and go. (“Fair
enough,” her mother said, and in a little while she was
dead.) There are some gorgeous scenes, some taut
lines (I liked the air-conditioning unit’s “indefatigable
wind”), and some heartbreakers (a mother tells her
son, at the funeral home, “That’s probably enough.”)
It’s thrilling to see an emerging writer test and flex his
voice. Then again, it’s oddly addictive to watch this
family unfold, age, and devolve. Intimate, honest, and
true, it’s the story of a doomed father and a flawed son
and the indefatigable and loving woman who keeps
them all together, even as they’re falling apart.
Take Note! is published four times a year
by the Westfield Memorial Library
550 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.789.4090
www.wmlnj.org
Director Phil Israel
Editor Roz Giuditta
Harper Lee, author of the “national touchstone,” To
Kill a Mockingbird, withdrew from the relentless vortex of fame and never published another book. When
To Kill a Mockingbird was chosen for One Book, One
Chicago in 2001, Chicago Tribune reporter Mills traveled to Lee’s Alabama hometown, certain that she
would never get anywhere near the author. Instead,
Mills found herself living a literary fairy tale, as Alice,
Harper’s older sister by 15
years, still working as an
attorney in her nineties,
ushered Mills into their
book-filled home. Soon
Mills, much to her astonishment, is watching football
games, going fishing, and
sharing meals with Alice,
Nelle (Harper is her middle
name), and their friends.
When the Lees express
their hope that Mills will
record their reminiscences
and “set the record straight,” she rents the house next
door. As she portrays the exceptional Lee women and
their modest, slow-paced world with awed precision,
Mills creates a uniquely intimate, ruminative, and gently illuminating biographical memoir.
Coming Attractions
Board of Trustees
Douglas Stokes, President
Stacy Weinman,
Vice President
James Capone, Jr.,
Secretary,
Thomas Delaney,
Treasurer
Robert Centrella
Janice Sampson
Terry Quinn
Vicki Kimmins,
Mayor’s Alternate
Rosanne Kurstedt,
Superintendent’s
alternate
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm
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Friends of the Library
Come to the Friends’ Book Club Group
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
January 21, 2015 at l:00 pm
Historical novel about orphans taken away from New York
City and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
March 18 at 2:00 pm
A memoir about a life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest
Trail.
A Bronte Sisters’ Classic, Title to be Determined
May 20 at 2:00 pm
It’s easy to borrow the books from the library’s Book Clubs
in a Bag. The Book Club meets in the Community Room.
Look at the Benefits of Joining
the Friends of the Library!
Our membership appeal starts in January.
We love our “old friends” but are looking
forward to making “new friends.” Membership in the Friends supports the library
with the Museum Pass Program, the Anne
and Lee Hale Speakers Series, winter children’s programs, Books on Wheels, Sharing the Warmth, scholarships for future
librarians and Metropolitan Opera trips.
With a membership you are entitled to:
advanced entry to our spring book sale
our newsletters
use of the Museum Pass program
discount on the annual Friends trip
a 10% discount at the Town Book Store
the chance to invite guests to the winter
children’s programs
Yellow membership forms are always
available in the library. If you have any
questions, please call 908.232.7817.
Only $9.00! Friends
Tote Bag at the Desk
October Children’s Book
Sale Was a Great Success!
The recent Friends’ Fourth annual children’s and teens’ book sale was a huge
success, raising $2,275.60 for the library. Approximately 40 volunteers
worked hard but had much fun sorting,
organizing, and selling everything from
baby “board books” to teen novels. Parents once again exclaimed over the ease
of browsing and locating desired items.
Children were sometimes found lounging on the floor—or in their parents’
laps—enjoying a new book. All unsold
items were donated to worthy, charitable organizations.
The Friends Celebrate Black History Month
With Profiles of African American Women
In History, Black Life and American Culture
Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm
(Snow date March 4)
Come and learn about some fabulous African American
women who were real pioneers: Madam CJ Walker, African American female millionaire; Stagecoach Mary Fields,
first African American female mail carrier; Edmonia Lewis,
African American female sculptor; Margaret Murray Washington, wife of Booker T. Washington; Bessie Coleman,
first African American female pilot; and Regina Anderson,
first African American librarian in New York. You will be
entertained and enlightened.
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Computer Classes
For all of these Advanced level classes, you must have some computer
knowledge and skill, plus mouse and typing skills
Prezi!
Thursday, January 8
7:00 - 8:30 pm
If you want to enhance presentations (or help your children enhance theirs), then this class is for
you! Prezi is a program that lets you dynamically present information. Rather than a
Are laptops only
flat slideshow, Prezi lets you zoom, spin, and travel through presentations.
for lapdogs?
Advanced Word: Using Page Layout
Thursday, February 26
7:00 - 8:30 pm
This version of our popular Advanced Word class focuses on using
Word's Page Layout and Review Ribbons. We learn about adjusting
margins, page orientations, columns, watermarks, colors, and how to
manipulate photographs and drawings. The class is intended for people who already know the basics of Word. You may bring your own
laptop.
Genealogy on the Web! Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Geni, and More!
Saturday, March 14
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest are fantastic resources for genealogical research that family historians in the past could only dream of. Learn how to use these two databases to dig deep, efficiently, and accurately into your family’s roots! Learn also how to use Geni, a social network/
genealogical wiki that lets you construct family trees, discover distant branches of your family, and
even see how you are “related” to friends and famous people!
Teen Mid
Mid--term Study Hall Nights
It’s that time of year again ...and the Library is here to help!
Teen Study Hall Nights for Mid
Mid--term Exams
Sunday, January 25
1:00 to 4:30 pm
Monday, January 26
4:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, January 27
4:00 to 10:00 pm
Wednesday, January 28
5:00 to 10:00 pm
Thursday, January 29
4:00 to 10:00 pm
Saturday, January 31
1:00 to 4:30 pm
Sunday, February 1
1:00 to 4:30 pm
Note:
Extended Hours
and Extra
Space for Three
Nights!
All write-ups excerpted from Amazon.com
Ilo Ilo
December 8, 2014
Language: English
Running Time: 99 minutes
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Ilo Ilo chronicles the
day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his
overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid
and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially
struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community.
The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will
challenge the new normal yet again.
Le Chef
March 9, 2015
Language: French
Running Time: 84 minutes
A self-trained cook with haute-cuisine ambitions, Jacky (thespian, singer,
comedian and media personality Michael Youn) gets canned from a series
of menial cooking jobs for taking exception to his customers' taste. Beatrice (Raphaelle Agogue), Jacky's heavily pregnant girlfriend, tries to halt
their financial meltdown by arranging a handyman position for him at an
old folks home, but he can't resist the siren call of the kitchen...
Ida
April 6, 2015
Language: Polish
Running Time: 80 minutes
From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes “Ida,” a moving and
intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the
verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her family’s
past during the Nazi occupation. This revelation sets Anna, now Ida, on a
journey to uncover her roots and confront the truth about her family.
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Winter Programs for Adults
Downloading Zinio Magazines
Monday, December 1 at 6:30 pm
OPEN TO WESTFIELD PATRONS ONLY
Have you tried one of your Library's new services called Zinio Magazines? This interactive
presentation (not a hands-on workshop) is designed to answer all your questions about the
digital magazine service called Zinio. Zinio recreates a magazine page for page, including fullcolor pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Zinio is accessible through PCs, MACs, iPhones, iPads, Androids, Kindle Fire/
FireHD, Nook HD/HD+ and BlackBerry Playbook. Andrew Gross, a representative from
RBdigitial Recorded Books, presents this fantastic service, and goes through all the steps you
need to view and download titles. A wonderful way to take advantage of your mobile device!
Memories in Full Color
Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 pm
In this workshop,
Creativity Coach
Wendy Rosenberg
guides you through an
engaging process that
uses color to help you
re-connect to significant memories in
your life and see them
through a different
lens or viewpoint.
After exploring your
memories through
word games and simple creative exercises,
you will create a
piece of art that honors your memories
and brings them to
the forefront of your
mind to create a
greater sense of
meaning, gratitude,
and personal connection this holiday season.
The Art of the Mini-Memoir: Honor Your Life Story in Six Words
Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
The six-word memoir, featured in the book, Not Quite What I was
Planning: Six-word Memoirs from Writers Famous & Obscure, edited
by Larry Smith, is a self-discovery exercise that helps you get to the
heart of what matters most in your life. Creativity Coach Wendy
Rosenberg introduces this deceptively simple art form through different
exercises and techniques, inviting personal reflection, gratitude, and a
new perspective on your life's journey.
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More Winter Programs for Adults
Healthy Eating During the Holidays
Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 pm
Always struggling
with food at all the
holiday parties and
dinners? This informational program
provides nutritional
recipes and helpful
hints, and wrap ups
with a truly healthy
dish!
Mar yanne
Christiano-Mistretta
has been writing professionally since 1995.
She's a self-employed award-winning writer
and public speaker. Her work has appeared in
The Paterson Press, the Alternative Press of
Westfield, The Patch, The Montclair Times;
The Jersey City Independent, Skinny News,
NJ Health and Fitness; The Aquarian Arts
Weekly, The West Sider; The Chelsea Clinton
News, and Exit, to name a few. She wrote On
the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist and her second book, Love Cats will be
published early 2015.
Come Experience Salsa with the Jose Obando Trio
Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00 pm
Jose Obando, one of the incorporators of the Salsa Museum in
Spanish Harlem, presents the artistic, social and economic
contributions that the Puerto Ricans and Nuyoricans (that’s a
combination of New York and Puerto Rican) have made to
the American musical genre known as salsa. His trio will perform music from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as well as Latin Jazz. Of course, there will be a dance lesson. Among the selections that
the Trio will perform are "Guantanamera" and "Besame Mucho." This music and dance
program will be one of the library’s liveliest events ever!
Learn all about the Gardens of the Garden State
Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm
Learn all about the gardens of the
Garden State from authors Nancy
Berner and Susan Lowry. Ms
Berner has worked as a book editor and an editorial consultant to
several non-profits. Ms. Lowry
was a television journalist in Canada and the United States before
switching fields and earning a diploma in landscape architecture.
They both live in New York City,
where they are longtime volunteers at the Conservatory Garden
in Central Park. The are the
authors of Garden Guide: New
York City.
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TGIF!
TGIF! Fridays: An Exciting Series of Programs for Adults
Movies, Music and More—All Free
Light refreshments served. All programs begin at 1:30 p.m.
A fun way to socialize and make new friends.
No registration necessary. For further information about TGIF programs, please
call the Reference Department at 908.789.4090, X 7950.
BEST OF RIVERDANCE
DECEMBER 5
CLASSIC MOVIE WEEK:
“IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT”
JANUARY 23
Enjoy Irish Dance with Riverdance.
Starring Clark
Claudette Colbert.
TRAVEL- THE PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT
DECEMBER 12
Gable
and
KINGDOM OF THE BLUE
WHALE
JANUARY 30
Explore the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
CLASSIC MOVIE WEEK:
“HOLIDAY INN”
DECEMBER 19
Join the world’s eminent blue
whale scientists as they embark
on a mission to identify and tag California
blue whales.
The holiday classic
starring Bing Crosby and
Fred Astaire.
TRAVEL – TAHITI AND FIJI
FEBRUARY 6
NO TGIF DECEMBER 26
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Chase away the winter blues by visiting these
tropical paradises.
NO TGIF JANUARY 2
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
SONDHEIM: A CELEBRATION AT
CARNEGIE HALL
FEBRUARY 13
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART:
A WORLD OF ART
JANUARY 9
A star-studded tribute to Broadway composer
Stephen Sondheim.
Learn about the history of art through the
Met’s vast assortment of treasures that spans
5,000 years of world culture and fills two million square feet of floor space.
GREAT ARTISTS: VERMEER, TURNER
AND VAN GOGH
FEBRUARY 20
Learn about the lives of
these iconic artists.
RAY CHARLES
JANUARY 16
Experience a concert
by the incomparable
Ray Charles.
CLASSIC MOVIE WEEK:
“TO HAVE AND HAVE
NOT”
FEBRUARY 27
Starring Humphrey Bogart
and Lauren Bacall.
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Friends Programs for Children
Winter 2015 Westfield Memorial Library
For the enjoyment of all, children MUST be the correct age for any program they attend and have a
full-service Westfield Library card in their name. To register, visit our website, www.wmlnj.org then
click on Calendar. Any questions, please ask a Youth Services Librarian.
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for these programs!
Radical Reptiles!
Presented by Bill Boesenberg of Snakes-n-Scales.
Meet live snakes, lizards and snapping turtles, as
you learn about the fascinating world of reptiles.
Date: Saturday, January 10
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Age: 4 years & up
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each person.
Online Registration Begins on December 1, 2014.
When Animals Attack
Many mammals have developed amazing characteristics to avoid becoming “lunch.” A few of the prey
animals we'll meet are the Skunk, with its wellknown putrid smell, the Porcupine, with its
incredibly sharp quills, and the Armadillo, with a
plated back made of hair.
Date: Saturday, January 24
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Age: 4 years & up
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each person.
Online Registration Begins on December 1, 2014.
Father Goose's Tales
In this shadow puppet show, Mother Goose has
taken the day off, and Father Goose must do all her
chores, including the storytelling. But try as he
might, he just can't get the stories right...
Date: Saturday, January 31
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Age: 3 years & up
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Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each person.
Online Registration Begins on December 1, 2014.
The Three Bears by Tuckers' Tales Puppet
Theater
Four stories and three bears are featured in this
collection of bear tales - Unbearably fun!
Date: Saturday, February 7
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Age: 3 years & up
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each person.
Online Registration Begins on January 1, 2015.
The Jester Jim Show
With nothing more than a trunk full
of props, Jester Jim will have you
cracking up in your seat! Juggling,
balancing, beatboxing, and comedy this show is packed with fun and
excitement.
Date: Saturday, February 14
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Age: 3 years & up
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each person.
Online Registration Begins on January 1, 2015.
More programs on the other side!
Friends Programs for Children Continued
Winter 2015 Westfield Memorial Library
For the enjoyment of all, children MUST be the correct age for any program they attend and have a
full-service Westfield Library card in their name. To register, visit our website, www.wmlnj.org,
then click on Calendar. Any questions, please ask a Youth Services Librarian.
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for these programs!
A Night of Astronomy
Join Amateur Astronomers Inc., from the
Sperry Observatory, for a fascinating talk
about the night sky, followed by a chance to
view the sky through telescopes provided by the
group.
Date: Tuesday, February 17
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Age: 5 years & up (and parents)
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each
person.
Online Registration Begins on January 1,
2015.
Okra Dance Company
East, West, North, South,
AFRICA!
Okra Dance Company performs cultural, educational
and interactive programs in
world and African folk rhythmic dances.
Date: Saturday, February 28
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Age: 4 years & up
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each
person.
Online Registration Begins on January 1,
2015.
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Yosi and the Superdads
Yosi's rockin' family concert with his band of
superdads that play Ska, Blues, Country. We
love to Rock!
Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Age: 4 years & up
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each
person.
Online Registration Begins on February 1,
2015.
CoolScience with Wondergy
Watch things freeze, explode and disappear in a
puff of fog! CoolScience is an exciting (and often explosive) exploration of the tiny particles
that make up everything we touch: molecules.
When they have energy, they move around –
sometimes dramatically! With just liquid
nitrogen (the coolest stuff around), balloons,
teakettles, a little water, and a carpet, this
group keeps any audience wowed.
Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Age: 4 years & up
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only.
Registration required for all children/adults
attending the program.
Use library card number to register each
person.
Online Registration Begins on February 1,
2015.
Stories and Programs for Children
Winter 2014
2014--2015 Westfield Memorial Library
For the enjoyment of all, children MUST be the correct age for the story time program they attend and have
a full-service Westfield Library card in their name. Any questions, please ask a Youth Services Librarian.
It's Movie Time!
Beat the winter chill with some fun movies! These
animated versions of picture books are the perfect
way to start your day.
Dates: Tuesdays, December 2, 9, 16
Time: 10:30 - 11:00 am
All ages welcome. Parent or caregiver attends
with child. No pre-registration required. Please
sign in at the Youth Services desk when you
arrive. Child must have a full-service Westfield
library card in his/her name.
Code for Fun!
Join the Westfield High School Robotics Club for a
fun-filled workshop on creative problem solving!
With the help of the Angry Birds and the Plants vs.
Zombies crew, kids will be introduced to the basics
of computer coding. You will help the Angry Bird
catch the naughty pig by programming with colorful
blocks of code that you snap together. No prior
programming knowledge is needed. Presented by
the Westfield High School Robotics Club.
Date: Thursday, December 4
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Ages: 4th, 5th & 6th grades
Child MUST be in the correct grade and have a
full-service Westfield library card in his/her own
name. Please use the CHILD's card to register
for the program. Required Online Registration
begins November 1, 2014.
Polka Dot's Winter Sing-a-Long
Ron Albanese/POLKA DOT! music is catchy and
cool...with grand designs on having a good time. Join
us for a concert of winter songs the whole family
will enjoy!
Dates: Saturday, December 13
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Ages: All Ages
Open to Full-Service Westfield Library card
holders only. Registration required for all children/adults attending the program. Use library
card number to register each person. Online
Registration Begins on November 1, 2014.
Pages for All Ages
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes the whole
family will enjoy!
Dates: Tuesdays, January 13 - February 17
Time: 10:30 - 11:00 am
Ages: All Ages
Parent or caregiver attends with child.
Child MUST have a full-service Westfield library
card in his/her own name. No pre-registration
required. Please sign in at the Youth Services desk
when you arrive.
Afternoon Fun for 4's & 5's Storytime
Stories, crafts and fun!
Dates: Tuesdays, January 13 - February 17
Time: 1:00 - 1:30 pm
Ages: 4 & 5 year olds
Child attends program without parent or caregiver.
No pre-registration required. Please sign in at the
Youth Services desk when you arrive. Child must be
the correct age and must have a full-service
Westfield library card in his/her own name.
Chess Club for Kids
Chess sets are available for kids to play each other.
Bring a friend or make a new one!
Dates: Fridays, December 5, January 2,
February 6, March 6 and April 10
Time: 3:45 - 4:30 pm
There is no age requirement, but children must already know how the chess pieces move. Child
MUST have a full-service Westfield Library card
in his/her own name. No pre-registration required. Please sign in at the Youth Services desk
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when you arrive.
More programs on the other side!
Stories and Programs for Children Continued
Winter 2014
2014--2015 Westfield Memorial Library
For the enjoyment of all, children MUST be the correct age for the story time program they attend and have a
full-service Westfield Library card in their name. Any questions, please ask a Youth Services Librarian.
Time for 3's Storytime
Stories, songs, rhymes and more.
Dates: Wednesdays, January 14 - February 18
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Ages: 3 years old
Parent or caregiver attends with child.
No pre-registration required.
Please sign in at the Youth Services desk when you
arrive. Child must be the correct age and must
have a full-service Westfield Library card in his/
her own name.
Afternoon LEGO K Club
A special LEGO winter session for Kindergarteners
ONLY! Use your imagination to create awesome
LEGO structures.
Dates: Wednesdays, January 14, 21, 28
Time: 3:45 - 4:30
Grade: Kindergarten students only
No Pre-Registration Required. Parents/guardians
remain in the library during the program.
Please sign in at the Youth Services desk when you
arrive. Child MUST be in Kindergarten and have a
full-service Westfield Library card in his/her own
name.
2's on Thursday Storytime
Stories, songs, finger-plays and movement activities.
Dates: Thursdays, January 15 - February 19
Time: 10:30 - 10:50 am
Age: 2 years old
Parent or caregiver attends with child.
No pre-registration required.
Please sign in at the Youth Services desk when you
arrive. Child must be the correct age and must
have a full-service Westfield library card in his/
her own name.
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Playgroup for Babies
Come for a Lapsit story and stay for Playgroup!
Moms, dads, caregivers and babies 0-23 months are
invited to socialize and interact in our program
room. We'll provide playmats, board books and simple toys.
Dates: Fridays, January 16 - February 20
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Ages: 0-23 months
Parent or caregiver attends with child.
Child MUST have a full-service Westfield Library
card in his/her own name
No pre-registration required.
Please sign in at the Youth Services desk when you
arrive.
Scavenger Hunt @ the Library!
Get ready for our annual scavenger hunt at the
library. Search for clues and information for prizes.
A brief orientation will precede the hunt, so please
be prompt.
Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 7:00 - 8:15 pm
No age requirement, but child must be able to
read on their own. Open to children who have
their own full-service Westfield Library card.
Online registration begins on January 4.
Evening LEGO Club
Use your imagination to create LEGO structures!
Dates: Tuesdays, February 10, March 10 and
April 14
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Grades: 1 through 5 (No kindergarten).
Parents/guardians remain in the library during program. No Pre-Registration Required.
Please sign in at the Youth Services desk when
you arrive. Child MUST be in grades 1 through 5
and have a full-service Westfield library card in
his/her own name. If you have any questions, please
call 908.789.4090, ext. 3
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