Events

Check out the Children and Teen pages for up coming programs geared towards children and/or families.

Python Coding Class

The Westbrook Public Library is sponsoring a free four week intensive beginners coding class on Python programming language. The sessions will be on four consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning October 23 and ending November 13. Marty Marx, a UCONN graduate and software engineer, has volunteered to teach the course.

Space is limited and registration is required. Open to peoples ages 15+. Participants are expected to attend each session. Call the library at  860 399-6422 or email us at westbrook.public.lib@gmail.com to sign up.

West Beach History Program

The Westbrook Historical Society is sponsoring a program called Snippets of West Beach with Gail Colby, author of the recently published history book People And Places of West Beach on Tuesday evening September 10 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Westbrook Public Library. Gail will present many photographs not in the book and information uncovered after publication. She will also display a new map locating the properties mentioned in the book. This program is free and open to all.

Medicare Counseling has been discontinued

     Friday, September 6 will be the last day of counseling and the slots are filled. Counseling will resume when another counselor becomes available.

There is counseling available at the Estuary office in Old Saybrook . Call 860 388-1611 for an appointment. For more information on Medicare counseling call Senior Resources in Norwich at 860 690-6998.

Westbrook Garden Club Programs

The Friends of the Westbrook Public Library co-sponsor many of the Garden Club programs.  They are open to the public. Up next:

Monday Afternoon, October 21 at 3:00 pm

Succulent Pumpkin Planters with Terri Smith

Monday Afternoon, November 18  at 3:00 pm

House Plants with Nancy from Balleks in East Haddam

Budget Basics Workshop

The Westbrook Economic Action Initiative is sponsoring a free Budget Basics Workshop on two dates this September in the Westbrook Public Library community room. The same information will be presented at each session. The first session will be Thursday, September 26 at 5:30 pm. The second session will be on Saturday, September 28 at 11 am.
The program will offer guidance on assessing monthly expenses, organizing finances, and putting together a monthly spending plan that works. Participants will learn how to identify needs and wants and discuss financial goals. To register call the library at 860 399-6422 or e-mail to: westbrookaction@gmail.com

SCORE Workshops coming to the Library

Effective Small Business Time Management with Eric Munro  on Thursday evening, November 7from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room.

Program contact is Anne Driscoll (anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org)

Contact the local chapter of SCORE at 860 388-9508 or at scorechapter@gmail.com. While pre-registration is suggested , walk-ins are welcome.

More information about SCORE can be found at score.org

Westbrook Readers Book Discussion Group

The Westbrook Readers meetings are open to all. They are informative and fun. The group meets in the library downstairs in the small conference room. The Readers meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of the month and start at 10:00 am. The following books will be coming up:

September 24………Grandma Gatewood’s walk by Ben Montgomery

October 22…………..The silver music box by Mina Baites

November 26……….The art of scandal : the life and times of Isabella                                                    Stewart Gardner by Douglas Shand-Tucci

Call the Library at 860 399-6422(Tuesday-Saturday) for more information.

Free Genealogy Help on 4th Tuesdays

Marcy Fuller, Professional Genealogist, with a certification in Genealogical Research from Boston University, offers free help and advice on genealogy questions on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. No appointment is necessary.


FOOD FOR FINES!

The Library is accepting donations of canned and non-perishable food items instead of fines for overdue materials. Items donated will be taken to the Food Pantry at St. Mark’s Church in Westbrook.