Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Every Child Ready to Read @ Westwood Public Library

Getting prepped and ready for the upcoming 
Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Workshops.

We will discuss simple ways to help your child get ready  to read as well as take part in fun exercises and activities! Find out how Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing can give your child the pre-reading skills they need to get ready to read by joining me, Westwood Librarian Lizzy McGovern at these great workshops. It will be great fun, Remember Early Literacy Begins with you!

 The Parent/Caregiver workshop will be held at the Westwood Senior Center
Thursday April 25th 7-7:45 PM

Register by calling the Early Childhood Office 781-461-9548 or online

Look for the upcoming Parent/Caregiver and Child Workshops held at Islington Branch Library:

Fun with Parent and Child (Birth to age 5) Saturday April 27th 9:15-10AM
Fun with Letters (age 2-5) Tuesday May 7th 9:15-10AM
Fun with Words (age 2-5) Saturday May 11th 9:15-10AM
Fun with Science and Math Tuesday May 14th 9:15-10AM
 Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Calling All Westwood Kids! Time to Pick Up Your Library Cards!

Hey Westwood Kids, the Westwood Public Library Children's Department is getting ready for our big move over to the New building. We have always let children keep their cards in the very special drawer at the children's desk. In the New Library there will be only one place to check out books (instead of either Children's and Adults) and there will also be Self-Check out stations, so everyone will want to have their library card on them! 

Come on down and pick up your card! While you're here you can sign our Goodbye wall by telling us your favorite memory of this library.

Thanks and see you at the library!

Friday, September 21, 2012

New New New!!!

Check out these New additions to your favorite series and sequels!!
 Just In:
Babymouse for President 
by Jennifer L. Holm and Mathew Holm

When Babymouse decides to become president of the student council, she learns that there is more to running for office than being famous and in charge. In this, her 16th book, Babymouse is running for student council president. But so is Felicia Furrypaws! And ... her locker???

The Unwanteds: Island of Silence 
by Lisa McMann
As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill.

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales  
by Nathan Hale

One Dead Spy: Nathan Hale, the author’s historical namesake, was America’s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” before being hanged by the British. This new graphic novel tackles the story of Hale himself, who was an officer and spy for the American rebels during the Revolutionary War. Author Hale highlights the unusual, gruesome, and just plain unbelievable truth of historical Nathan Hale—from his early unlucky days at Yale to his later unlucky days as an officer—and America during the Revolutionary War.

Big Bad Ironclad! This new graphic novel covers the history of the amazing ironclad steam warships used in the Civil War. From the ship’s inventor, who had a history of blowing things up and only 100 days to complete his project, to the mischievous William Cushing, who pranked his way through the whole war, this book is filled with surprisingly true facts and funny, brave character. 

CHEESIE MACK is cool in a Duel  
by Steve Cotler

Cheesie and Georgie are back, and this time they're off to the greatest summer camp in Maine. As the oldest of the Little Guy campers, they'll get to make the campfires and choose the sports teams. It's sure to be their best summer yet!

Then disaster strikes. Cheesie and Georgie are put in a cabin with the Big Guy campers, including Cheesie's archenemy, Kevin Welch. Now the youngest—and smallest—of the Big Guys, Cheesie has no choice but to use his brains to fight Kevin's brawn—he challenges the bully to a Cool Duel. The adventure that follows includes a toilet on a wall, a headless skateboarder, a garter snake mustache, andthe scariest ghost story ever told.Will Cheesie survive to start middle school?

The Loser List: Revenge of the Loser 
by H.N. Kowitt
Danny Shine is off THE LOSER LIST -- and out for REVENGE.

Danny Shine might have gotten his name off the Loser List in the girls' bathroom, but he's still got problems -- like the new kid, Ty Randall. Ty seems perfect: handsome, serious, committed to worthy causes -- everything Danny's not. Will out-of-control jealousy wreck Danny's life, or can he undo the damage before it's too late?

All the highs and lows of middle school are brought hilariously to life in this notebook-style novel, full of drawings, charts, and Danny's unique take on 7th grade.

These are sure to fly off the shelves to come into the library or put your name in for reserve for these latest and greatest finds. Check out these and many more sequels and series coming out in October! 

Friday, August 10, 2012


Series of Fortunate SERIES Library Events Presents...
The Hunger Games Library Event

How well do you think you know The Hunger Games Series?
Find Out! 

Come to the Islington Branch library for a night of celebrating all things Hunger Games.See if you have what it takes to survive book discussion, trivia, prizes and more!

 Wednesday August 15th, 2012 7-7:45PM @ Islington Branch

For: Older Readers of the Series. (You must have read all three books in the series. Warning: there will be Spoilers). Sign up Recommended. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Harry Potter + Library = Awesome

A Series of Fortunate SERIES Library Events Presents...
The Harry Potter Series Event!
How well do you know the Harry Potter Series?
Find Out! 

Come to Islington branch library for a fun filled evening full of book discussion, trivia, prizes and more!

Wednesday August 8th 7:00- 7:45 PM 
@ Islington Branch Library AKA Hogwarts  School for Witchcraft and Wizardry

For All Readers of the Series.
                                  Sign up Recommended. 781-320-1042

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tales AND Tunes @ Your Library

Come on down to the Islington Branch for an afternoon filled with comedy, magic, and of course stories! This week's Tales and Tunes program brings you Magician Debbie O'Carroll! 
Debbie O'Carroll is looking for a bedtime book. Will she choose an adventure, a fairy tale, a mystery, a history or a biography? Debbie delights ages 4 to 12 with stage magic, physical comedy, creative audience involvement and an innovative and imaginative script. 
Come on down and join us!  
Tuesday July 31st 4-4:45pm @ Islington Branch Library 

Friday, July 13, 2012

My Weird School Library Series Event!

A Series of Fortunate Library Events Presents.... 
My Weird School Library Series Event!

Think you know everything about the zany and crazy
 Dan Gutman's My Weird School Series?
Find out @ the Islington branch library porch for a WEIRD afternoon of book discussion, Jeopardy game, trivia, music, prizes and more!  See you there!
 Join us Wednesday July 18 @ 4:00- 4:45PM 
For all Readers of the My Weird School Series.
Sign up Recommended. 

Don't forget to mark your calendars for other Series events:
July 25: A to Z Mysteries
Aug 1: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Aug 8: Harry Potter
Aug 15: The Hunger Games