Westfield Memorial Library Spring 2020
The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library is your local link to culture this Spring. You can tour a museum, pick out a new book, join a book discussion group and appreciate the performances of the Metropolitan Opera from wherever you are. On our website, fwmlnj.org, we provide sources to the programs that the Friends support, host and sponsor. While some programs and events are not offered at this time or are postponed until a later date we do have a few that you can take advantage of right now. As updates occur please check the website for current information.
Do you enjoy a daily walk? Would you like to get a new read while you are out stretching your legs? The Little Free Libraries is your place to “Take a Book, Leave a Book”. You can visit the Friends sponsored libraries located on Walnut Street by the Elm Street Soccer Field, Clark Street across from the Y, Palsted Avenue, by the Westfield Community Center and at the South Side train station next to the kiosk. The libraries at Mindowaskin and Tamaques Parks are unavailable while the parks are closed. Visits to the little libraries should be in compliance with Stay-at-Home restrictions.
While Museums are closed to foot traffic, many of our Museum Pass partners offer virtual tours and educational resources to spark your interest. For children, visit the
Children’s Museum of Manhattan at https://cmom.org/learn/cmom-at-home/. History buffs may want to view the Intrepid at https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/digital-resources . Art afficiandos will appreciate a tour of the Guggenheim at https://www.guggenheim.org/plan-your-visit/guggenheim-from-home, MOMA at https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5075 or Cooper Hewitt at https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/cooper-hewitt-national-design-museum. When available, please check back with the library and visit these museums and more via the Museum Pass Program.
To stay in the loop on what’s happening with Friends follow our website. You will learn about what books we are reading in our book discussion, when we are crafting again with the Sharing the Warmth group and what’s in store for the Met Opera ’20-21 season. Working with the town we are planning for future Hale Speaker Series, Books on Wheels deliveries and of course the Children’s Book Sale in the Fall. To learn more about the Friends or to become a member please visit fwmlnj.org.