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!
Learn about how you can download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music from the Westfield Memorial Library.
Get library apps for ereaders, databases, library barcodes, government services and more!
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.
Resources compiled by the Westfield Memorial Library's Reference Department.
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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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Joe Nolan: From Holy Trinity to Heavy Traffic:
Lee and Anne Hale Lecture Series
This program is made possible by grants from The Anne and Lee Hale Fund and The Thomas Glasser Foundation.
Joe Nolan is a former Westfield resident, Holy Trinity class of '76. He has been a traffic reporter for over 39 years and stadium announcer at Rutgers and the Jets.
You know his voice, now hear his story!
Virginia Apgar, Newborn babies, and the March of Dimes:
Union County Remembers
In recognition of Women's History Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to sponsor 'Virginia Apgar, Newborn Babies, and the March of Dimes'.
Get to know a former Westfield resident who became one of the most influential women in history! Virginia Apgar, MD (1909-1974) was an anesthesiologist best known for creating the Apgar Score, a clinical system for evaluating the physical condition of newborns at birth. She was born and grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and graduated from Westfield High School in 1925. The Apgar Score is performed immediately after birth to measure a newborn’s pulse, skin color, reflex, muscle tone, and respiration to determine whether the newborn needs special medical attention.
'The Revolutionary War reaches Westfield-Along the Ravaged Route of Rebels and Redcoats.'
An exciting exploration of local history! Historian Bob Mayers, author of 'Revolutionary New Jersey--Forgotten Towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution,' will detail the history behind events in Westfield during the Revolutionary War, including The Battle of the Short Hills (Plainfield, Scotch Plains, and Westfield), the British retreat through Westfield, and the march through town of the Continental Army on its way to Yorktown. He'll discuss the fierce battles of Millstone and Bound Brook, as well as the bloody forage wars when ravenous Redcoats ravaged the countryside and created a reign of terror. The entire British Army devastated the town of Westfield, and the Continental Army marched down Broad Street. The war in central New Jersey swirled around Westfield.
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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.
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.
Two's On Tuesday
Stories, songs, finger-plays and movement activities.
Three's on Thursday
Stories, songs, rhymes and more!