Friday, May 17, 2013
Access is available to tens of thousands of book without waiting in line to download.
Friday, May 17
The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to announce a new e-book service for patrons called Freading™. This service allows the library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books, none of which require users to wait in line to download. Once patrons have signed up for the service via the library’s website www.wmlnj.org, they can download a select number of books each week at no direct cost. Freading manages the patron’s borrowing through a virtual token system whereby users exchange tokens for downloads. Every month six tokens are added to the patron’s account, which “roll over” if unused. The number of tokens each book requires is assigned by the publisher, based on newness and …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sale runs through Saturday.
The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library book sale is open to the public from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18. All books will be marked half-price on Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. BAG DAY is Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and customers can fill a shopping bag with books for $5. Support the Friends and help continue a popular Westfield tradition which benefits the Westfield Memorial Library.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Book donations are tax deductible.
Plans for the 2013 Book Sale are underway. The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library invite you to donate your gently-used books on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and April 12, from 10AM to 3PM, and on Saturday, April 13, from 10AM to 1PM, at the Westfield Library, 550 East Broad Street. The Friends’ Book Sale welcomes donations of adult and children’s hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs in good, sellable condition. VHS tapes, cassettes, records, encyclopedias, textbooks, condensed books, outdated or moldy books will not be accepted. Book donations are tax deductible. The Sale opens with a selection of about 30,000 books with a Members Only Preview on Wednesday, April 17, from 9AM to noon. Memberships will be available at the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Adult services provided by the Westfield Memorial Library.
On March 9, Westfield Memorial Library members enjoyed a class on how to write a personal narrative memoir, taught by self-published memoirist Louis Alexander. Why write a memoir in the first place? Alexander, author of 'Echoes from a Small Country Town,' explains that a memoir is a legacy to leave to your children and grandchildren. “People read because they want to know more about something they don’t know. My family may never visit the town I grew up in, so this is a way for them to experience it for themselves,” he explained. In addition to his family, Alexander was also influenced by journalist Tom Brokaw and author Garrison Keillor. Alexander led participants through a step-by-step process on writing a memoir, with four basic ideas …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Reservations are required. You may register online, www.wmlnj.org and click on online calendar or call 908-789-4090, option 0.
Wednesday, February 13
The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library are pleased to present excerpts of the moving drama, 'Having Our Say -- The Delany Sisters' on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7-8:30 pm at the Westfield Memorial Library. The Delany sisters, former Harlem residents have inspired millions with their phenomenal story about thriving through great obstacles. Daughters of emancipated slaves, Sadie (1891-1999) and Bessie (1891-1995) were civil rights activists. Sadie was the first African American woman to teach Domestic Science and Bessie the second to be granted a dentistry license in NY State. It wasn't until they were over 100 years old that they gained fame with their book, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 years (with Amy Hill Hearth…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Band performs from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
The FrostKings will warm up the meeting room of the Westfield Memorial Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. A three to five-piece R&B, swing and blues band, the FrostKings are from the New Jersey area. Familiar to music fans in Northern and Central Jersey, and Southern New York State, the FrostKings have played many festivals and venues over the last few years. The band has been together more than eight years and have blended their diverse musical styles and backgrounds to form one tight-knit band. Equally at home playing swinging shuffles, slow blues or full-tilt boogies, their repertoire ranges from the West Coast swing stylings of Louis Jordan and T-Bone Walker, to the classic blues of Luther Johnson, B.B. King, Eddie “Clean Head…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Program is intended for those 5 and older.
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Wednesday, January 9
The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library proudly present: The Strange World of Reptiles from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Meeting Room. Meet live lizards, snakes, turtles, and even an alligator, as you learn about the fascinating world of reptiles. What do they eat? What do they do? And don't miss the exciting conclusion, featuring a laaarge snake! According to the library's website, Snakes-N-Scales always presents a lively, entertaining program. The program is intended for ages 5 years old and up, with accompanying adult. Full-service library card holders only. For more information, contact the Westfield Memorial Library at 908-789-4090.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
OrigamiUSA is a non-profit cultural arts organization dedicated to teaching and promoting origami in the US and around the world.
Wednesday, January 2
The 2012 Origami By Children Exhibit, a traveling origami exhibit sponsored by OrigamiUSA, will be displayed at the Westfield Memorial Library (in the display case near the new books section of the library) during the month of January 2013. This exhibit showcases impressive origami folded by children from around the world. Children under the age of 18 are invited to submit origami models. Only the best are chosen to become part of the exhibit. Most of the origami models are made from instructions found in books but some are original creations designed by the children themselves. This year, the exhibit features two Westfield students, Mark and Fiona Gillespie. Mark, a high school junior, contributed a “fractal flower”, a layered flower …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Children's programs are offered in January and February.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library will be sponsoring the following children’s programs in January and February. The programs are open to Westfield Library children’s full-service card holders. Online registration is required. The Strange World of Reptiles Saturday January 12th 10:30 AM Open to card holders 5 years & up Meet live lizards, snakes, turtles, and even an alligator, as you learn about the fascinating world of reptiles. The Three Bears by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theater Saturday, January 19th 10:30AM Open to card holders 3 years and up Four stories and three bears are featured in this collection of bear tales. Unbearably fun! Father Goose’s Tales with Jim Napolitano Saturday, February 2nd 10:30AM Open to card holders…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Films are shown at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to present the line up for the Winter Foreign Film Festival, which runs from January through March, with all shows on Mondays at 2 and 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street. On Monday, January 14, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” will be shown. Some of the finest actors in England lend their formidable talents to this charming fish-out-of-water yarn. The Brits are planning retirement in a less expensive country. After “thorough research on the Internet,” the group chooses what looks to be a grand, peaceful retreat. It turns out that the bloom is off this marigold--it's shabby, antiquated, and as chaotic as the city in India where it is set. Who can adapt to this very different …