The Westfield Memorial Library now has its own app for Android and Apple devices!
The app, in a mobile-friendly format, allows you to do on your smartphone everything you can do on our library website.
Niche Academy teaches you how to use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Good Reads, Instagram, and more!
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Overdrive Advantage is a special service that the Westfield Library subscribes to that provides additional licenses for ebooks. Thanks to Overdrive Advantage, you have a shorter waittime for ebooks.
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Each kit contains ten paperback copies of the same title, discussion questions, and other resources. You can check out a kit and distribute the books among your book club members. Each member now has a copy of the next book to be discussed without any extra work at all. Convenient and easy!
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Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's Shrewd Mechanicals present 'Powerful Trouble'
We are excited to be a part of this new venture by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey! Their new touring company, The Shrewd Mechanicals, will be sure to please with their inaugural performance, 'Powerful Trouble.' This live presentation is a stirring collection of moments and music from Shakespeare's great canon of plays, as well as selections from some of the profound, witty, and light-hearted works his plays have inspired over the centuries. Come and see this taut four-member ensemble bring the joy, wit, poetry, and music of the world's greatest playwright to life.
Due to space considerations, registration is available for Westfield Resident Cardholders only. Beginning July 11, MURAL patrons may register space permitting.
Foreign Film: The Women's Balcony
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.
When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men.
What a wonderful world: the magic of Louis Armstrong's later years
Louis Armstrong is undeniably one of the most influential figures of 20th Century music. Though he did most of his innovating in the 1920s, Armstrong had a long, storied career as a popular entertainer, beloved around the world as America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.'
Armed with precious rare footage, Ricky Riccardi, will bring Armstrong's final decades to life with films of Armstrong in performance on stage and on television, including memorable renditions of songs such as 'Hello, Dolly!' 'What a Wonderful World' and the song that is known as one of the first protest songs ever recorded, '(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue.'
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Yoga comes to life as we read simple stories and act them out in Yoga poses. Hop like a frog, slither like a snake, and roar like a lion! Presented by certified Yoga instructor Miss Carmen.
Come learn the practice of yoga and basic yoga poses through storytelling. Certified yoga instructor Miss Carmen will lead children in an exciting morning of stories and yoga.
Enjoy a story and then create a special craft centered around our Libraries Rock Summer Reading Club theme.
Pipsqueak Players Fun with Books!
Kids have a great time as they build their reading confidence! Improv, repetition and character development are explored through a picture book. Kids present a short play at the end of the hour!
Enjoy a playspace and reading nook as you and your little one(s) enjoy the chance to get together! 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.
Unwind after a busy day with our family pajama storytimes. Listen to some great books with Miss Diana! Our final pajama storytime on August 7th will be extra special, because we will be having a stuffed-animal sleepover!