Westfield Memorial Library collaborates with local fine artist to create limited- edition library card

The Westfield Memorial Library has collaborated with local fine artist Ricardo Roig to design a Limited-Edition library card. The card, which is a colorful digital replica of Roig’s hand-cut print of the library, is based on an aerial photograph taken by Garrett Maney. The limited-edition library card will be available for free to anyone who signs up for a new library card. Existing cardholders can purchase one as a replacement for $2.00. All replacement cards will have new library card numbers. The original framed “artist’s proof” of the card will be on permanent display in the library’s newly...

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Westfield Art Association selects artists for new Artist-in-Residence Program at Westfield Memorial Library

The Westfield Memorial Library and the Westfield Art Association are pleased to announce that two artists have been chosen for the new Artist-in-Residence program at the library. The Westfield Art Association is a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1922 that provides public art education and public exhibitions. The two artists selected for the inaugural residencies are Jennifer Wilner and Kiyanna Lawrence. Wilner’s residency will be May 1 through July 30, followed by Lawrence’s residency November 1 through January 31. A BFA graduate in Communications Design at the Syracuse University...

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Local Music

By Glenn Alexander Hey Beautiful people… Shadowland has just released a new song called Wada B. Merky. It’s a groovin toe tapper with the incomparable Oria singin, the delicious Juke horns(Chris, John & Neal), funky bass by Greg Novick, Dave Anthony throwin down, a little organ by Scott Healy and yours truly singin and strummin da geetar. It’s available on all digital platforms including Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/4nhnasyc iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y7tzjb9n Apple music – https://tinyurl.com/9bv7bhrv Hope ya dig it!!  

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Westfield Historic Preservation Commission Presents

“Suburban Modern:” Homes of the Early 20th Century Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm Westfield Community Room 425 E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ The Westfield Historic Preservation Commission will present a special program titled “Suburban Modern:” Homes of the Early 20th Century, on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 pm in the Community Room, 425 E. Broad St. in Westfield, NJ.   Presented by Janet W. Foster, an authority on New Jersey historic architecture, the illustrated talk will discuss how these homes were built, what physical and social attributes they shared, and how they continue to create pleasant,...

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Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13 with “Ready, Set, Library!”

By Allen McGinley National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable roles libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. “Libraries connect our communities and enrich our lives in ways we may not realize,” says Meg Medina, National Library Week Honorary Chair. “And one of my greatest pleasures is discovering the unexpected and beautiful things libraries offer.” And our library in Westfield is no exception, serving as the community’s primary destination for early childhood literacy, civic engagement, and lifelong learning. In...

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Westfield Memorial Library to Celebrate Makers Day March 16

By Roz Giuditta, Marketing and Outreach Manager NJ Makers Day is a statewide event that celebrates and promotes making things, along with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-based (STEM) learning. On Saturday, March 16, the Westfield Memorial Library will celebrate Makers Day with interactive workshops, drop-in demonstrations and open exploration. This all-ages event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Makers Day will be more exciting than ever as the library was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Stem Pathways Network. One of the Network’s goals is to define and guide a statewide...

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Westfield Memorial Library and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield collaborate on Black History Month Events

BY ROZ GIUDITTA, MARKETING AND OUTREACH MANAGER February is Black History Month, and the Westfield Memorial Library and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield invite you to celebrate! Panel discussions, art exhibits, and music – all honoring the generations of African Americans who struggled to achieve full citizenship in American society.   Black History Month Events at the Library   Saturday, February 3 at 1:00pm Opening Reception. Refreshments will be served.   Saturday, February 3 at 2:00pm Our Westfield: The Black Experience A panel of Westfield elders...

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Westfield Memorial Library helps celebrate all that January honors

By Roz Giuditta, Marketing and Outreach Manager January has always been known as a time of new beginnings, but it’s also a month that celebrates other important events and anniversaries. For example, January is International Creativity Month, established to remind individuals and organizations around the globe to capitalize on the power of creativity and innovation, now so vital for personal and business success in a time of constant change. A search of the library catalog, simply using the word “creativity,” yields hundreds of titles in book, ebook and even audiobook format. And if you’re looking...

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A year of great success at the library and even greater success projected for 2024

As we near the end of 2023, the Westfield Memorial Library has much to be proud of. We’re on track to see nearly 300,000 books, eBooks, and other library materials borrowed by the close of the year, reflecting an increase of 23% over 2022. Additional projections for 2023 include nearly 20,000 attendees at library programs and literacy events (+138%), 40,000 public Wi-Fi sessions (+44%), and 86,000 library visitors (+36%). While these numbers help to document the library’s impressive usage, they hardly capture the impact that the library has had on the Westfield community. They don’t adequately...

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