Please Note: Remote printing is not working at present, but we are working to have service restored. In-library printing is functioning as usual.

Lighting in the library will be upgraded to LED bulbs over the next several weeks. This will require certain parts of the building to be closed off for various periods during the day. This upgrade will make the library more energy efficient reducing operating costs and CO2 emissions. We regret any inconvenience during this period and hope for your understanding.

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 do do on your smartphone everything you can do on our library website.

 

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.

Wowbrary!

Sign up for Wowbrary and get updates about the Westfield Library's newest books, DVDs, CDs, programs and more!

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!

Facebook

Learn about upcoming events and see photos of events that just happened with our Facebook page!

Career Resources

Learn about ebooks, audiobooks, Freading, music videos, and more!

 

Rhythm N' Sound--A musical review from the 1940s to the 1980s!

The fantastic trio of musicians, Rhythm N' Sound, perform a host of songs ranging from the 1940s to the 1980s. You'll be pleased to hear hits from Doo-Wop, classic rock, rock-n-roll, and Motown!
Lead vocalist Frank Resola and his fellow bandmates Joe Moscato and John D'Amaro are all Jersey-born musicians who have spent their lives in various bands and performing. Two of the bandmates formed Rhythm N' Sound when they taught music education in the Howell School District. Together, the trio plays for a variety of musical venues, libraries, and private functions across the state of New Jersey. This will certainly be a musical treat!

Wednesday, March 8, 7:00-8:30 PM

Foreign Film: Theeb

Watch the Trailer on YouTube!

The 2016 Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film!
   1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a Bedouin community. The brothers quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders. Naji Abu Nowar's powerful and assured directorial debut, set in the land of Lawrence of Arabia, is a wondrous 'Bedouin Western' about a boy who, in order to survive, must become a man and live up to the name his father gave him.

Monday, March 13, 2:00-4:00 PM

Monday, March 13, 6:30-8:30 PM

Friends Book Discussion: Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin

It is Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen, her mother, Lily, and her grandmother, Dora have come together to tend to Helen's brother, Declan, who is dying of AIDS. With Declan's two friends, the six of them are forced to plumb the shoals of their own histories and to come to terms with each other. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Blackwater Lightship is a deeply resonant story about three generations of an estranged family reuniting to mourn an untimely death. In spare, luminous prose, Colm Tóibín explores the nature of love and the complex emotions inside a family at war with itself. Hailed as 'a genuine work of art' (Chicago Tribune), this is a novel about the capacity of stories to heal the deepest wounds.

Wednesday, March 15, 2:00-4:00 PM

Cybersecurity and Technology in New Jersey

Learn about the technology and policy behind cybersecurity from New Jersey's first Chief Technology Officer. 

David Weinstein is a Westfield native and New Jersey's first Chief Technology Officer and Cyber-Security Advisor.

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00-8:30 PM

TGIF

Please click here for a TGIF schedule.

Dinoman!

Dinosaur tracks lead right to the library!  Have no fear, Dinoman is here!  With magic, merry mayhem and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic era.  Featuring Bob Lisaius and his giant inflatable dinosaurs!

Saturday, March 4, 10:30-11:30 AM


Playgroup for Babies

Come for a Lapsit story and stay for Playgroup! 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, March 10, 10:00-10:45 PM

Race Against Time Science Event

Join us on a fast-paced adventure about two kids who find themselves racing against the clock!  Experience the science of power and energy through several explosive, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun!  We will make things float, bounce, soar and transform right before your eyes, all while exploring the concepts of surface tension, air pressure, chemical reactions, the law of inertia, scientific variables and more!

Saturday, February 25, 10:30-11:30 AM


Birds of Prey

Join us for a fascinating evening featuring live birds of prey.  Meet owls, falcons, and even a golden eagle as you learn about these amazing birds.  Presented by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center.

Tuesday, March 7, 7:00-7:45 PM


Strong as a Mother Fitness Class

Strong as a Mother is a fitness class that allows caregivers to get a full body workout while keeping baby close by. The adults will enjoy working up a sweat while we make sure the babies are engaged through music and movement.

Bring a baby carrier and a yoga mat or towel to class.

Please register for each session separately. This class is primarily for the adult parent/caregiver. Please register the ADULT.

Tuesday, March 2, 10:00-11:00 AM


2s on Tuesdays

Stories, songs, finger-plays and movement activities.

Tuesday, March 21, 10:30-11:00 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.