Westfield Library App

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.

 

Demos for Social Media

Niche Academy teaches you how to use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Good Reads, Instagram, and more!

 

Digital Download Center

Learn about how you can download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music from the Westfield Memorial Library.

 

Library App Place

Get library apps for ereaders, databases, library barcodes, government services and more!

Overdrive Advantage

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.

 

Reference Department

Resources compiled by the Westfield Memorial Library's Reference Department.

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Book Club Kits

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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Ken Serfass presents the life of Ulysses S Grant

This spring, you may have learned all about the friendship between General Ulysses S. Grant and President Abraham Lincoln. Join us tonight as we learn more, in dramatic form, about the life and accomplishments of U.S. Grant. As stated by General William T. Sherman:

'It will be a thousand years before Grant's character is fully appreciated. Grant is the greatest soldier of our time if not all time... he fixes in his mind what is the true objective and abandons all minor ones. He dismisses all possibility of defeat. He believes in himself and in victory. If his plans go wrong he is never disconcerted but promptly devises a new one and is sure to win in the end. Grant more nearly impersonated the American character of 1861-65 than any other living man. Therefore he will stand as the typical hero of the great Civil War in America.'

For the past 40 plus years, retired U.S. Marine, Ken Serfass has studied the life and times of Ulysses S. Grant. Today Ken is a sought after lecturer on all things concerning General and President Grant. Serfass, a Gettysburg resident, augments his Grant portrayals with an 1860s-era general’s uniform.

Wednesday, October 17, 7:00-8:30 PM

The Persuasive Role of Music in Television Commercials

Dr. Paul Christiansen, musicologist and Associate Professor of Music at Seton Hall University, will discuss how music in television commercials is used to persuade consumers to buy through powerful appeals to emotion. Ads from the 1950s to the present day will be analyzed and discussed.  Whether Pepsodent or Pepsi, Kodak or Go Daddy, commercials compete for your attention and money; come to this talk to learn about a crucial but little understood element of television advertising.   

Monday, October 22, 7:00-8:30 PM

Hudson Shakespeare Company performs The Spanish Tragedy

The ever-popular Hudson Shakespeare Company performs this unique drama! Spain and Portugal have come to a bitter end in their war. Don Andrea, a soldier slain in war, is sent to the underworld. There he meets the spirit of Revenge who agrees to help him get revenge on being wrongfully slain in war. Thus begins a tale of murder and death--in order to solidify the peace between Portugal and Spain, the Spanish prince Lorenzo hopes to marry his sister, Bell-Imperia, off to the Portuguese prince Balthazaar. However, she has other plans. She loves Horatio. Lorenzo and Balthazaar hatch a plan to murder the unsuspecting Horatio and hang him in a tree. Horatio's father Hieronimo finds his murdered son and vows revenge - but he must first find out who the murderers are. Thus begins his dissent into madness and murder, until Bell-Imperia reveals the truth of Horatio's death and makes a pack with Hieronimo to get revenge. How will all of this play out in this dark tale of murder, revenge, passion and love? You'll have to find out in this dark tale which is perfect for the Halloween season.

This event is currently open to Westfield resident library cardholders only. MURAL patrons will be able to register for this event beginning October 17, Space Permitting.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00-8:30 PM

TGIF

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Baby Playgroup

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.

Friday, October 19,10:00-10:45 AM

Tween and Teen Yoga

Join us for this wonderful new Yoga class offered just for tweens and teens! Have fun and de-stress at the same time!

Yoga can help find a balance when all else is changing by strengthening the physical body, calming the mind and emotions, and helping to find deep relaxation.

Thursday, October 18, 7:30-8:30 PM

2's on Tuesday Storytime

Stories, songs, finger-plays and movement activities.

Tuesday, October 16, 10:30-11:00 AM

3's on Thursday Storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes and more.

Thursday, October 18, 10:30-11:00 AM

Crafternoon Storytime

Join us for fun stories and craft activities as we continue our path towards literacy.

Tuesday, October 16, 1:00-1:30 PM

Pumpkin Painting

Join us for a fun Halloween story and a pumpkin painting project. Each child takes home his or her own painted pumpkin!

Saturday, October 20, 10:00-11:00 AM

Monday - Thursday, 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM