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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Adult Crafting: Creating a No-Sew Fabric Wreath
Mark Kilianski on guitar, and Deb Shebish on fiddle carry on the tradition of Irish music with vibrance and reverence. Lively reels and jigs, boisterous pub songs, and tender ballads can be expected, as well as the stories and history that go along with them. After establishing an explosive musical connection at the Appalachian String Band Festival West Virginia, the two now team up to bring Irish music to the people of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Friends Book Discussion: The Destiny of the Republic
For a man forced into the presidency, the legacy of James Garfield extended far beyond his lifetime, and Destiny of the Republic revisits his meteoric rise within the military and government with meticulous research and intimate focus. Garfield was a passionate advocate of freed slaves, a reformer at odds with Republican power brokers and machine politics, a devoted father, and a spellbinding speech-giver. Four months after taking office he was shot twice by an unhinged office-seeker, Charles Guiteau, and a nation already recently fractured by war shattered, leaving the wounded president at the center of a bitter, behind-the-scenes struggle for power. Examining the medical reform spurred by Garfield's unsanitary medical treatment, and reflecting on the surprising political reform brought on by his former political enemy Senator Roscoe Conkling, Destiny of the Republic passionately brings President Garfield's unknown-but-widely-felt legacy into focus.
A journey through Ireland with photographer Joel Simpson
Discover Wild, Ancient, Hidden, Gorgeous IRELAND with professional photographer and world-traveler Joel Simpson!
Ireland, both the Republic and Northern Ireland, exudes authenticity: its landscape, alternately lush and stark; its prehistoric, ancient and Medieval sites; its small towns and villages; the rich geology of its ragged coastlines and interior wonders; its 'haunted” ruins; its spectacular flora—and its reassuring lack of commercialism. We see the same scenes today that inspired early 19th Century plein air painters from all over Europe (especially England): the same towns with overgrown riverbanks, the ruins of castles, abbeys and churches, the cows and sheep in the fields, the narrow, winding roads flanked by stone walls and covered with hanging wild flowering plants or bowering trees. This scenic glimpse into Ireland will have you yearning to visit--or revisit--the Emerald Isle!
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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 a certified Yoga instructor.
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.
Join us for fun stories and craft activities as we continue our path towards literacy.
Chess Club for Kids
Chess sets are available for kids to play each other. Bring a friend or make a new one!
Paws to Read
Our friendly library dogs love to be read to ... by youngsters who need practice reading aloud to loving, non-judgmental ears.
2's on Tuesday
Stories, songs, finger-plays and movement activities.