Events

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

Medicare Counseling Returns to the Library

     A trained Medicare counselor will be returning to the Westbrook Public Library. Beginning in May, the counselor will be available on the first and third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call the library at 860 399-6422 or email the library at westbrook.public.lib@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Westbrook Garden Club Programs

The Friends of the Westbrook Public Library co-sponsor many of the Garden Club programs. Here are some of the programs coming up this Spring on Monday afternoons. They are all open to the public.

April 15 at 3 p.m.   Edible Mushrooms of Southern New England

Karen Monger and Robert Gergulies will present a power point lecture on edible mushrooms in our area, talk about foraging, and share recipes.

May 20 at 3 p.m.    Designing with Containers and Pots

Teri Smith from Smith Acres farm in Niantic will demonstrate how to fill your plant pots with beautiful blooms, discuss the optimal mix of soil and fertilizer, and best placement for sun or shade loving plants.

SCORE Workshops coming to the Library

 SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, has scheduled a series of free workshops for small businesses and entrepreneurs at the Westbrook Public Library. A two-part workshop called Cost, Price and Profit is scheduled for May. Part 1 is on Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. and will cover estimating real costs, accounting for overhead costs, and developing a cost-to-price model. Part 2 is on Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. and will cover pricing products and services, maximizing price by maximizing perceived value, and understanding the scope of the work. The workshops will be presented by Eric Munro, a retired product management sales and marketing executive with experience in high-technology businesses.

A workshop on How To Use Quickbooks to manage your business finances is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. The presenter will be Elizabeth Santaus, an Intuit ProAdvisor.

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

SCORE is also planning a series of free mentoring appointments at the library on the following Tuesdays from 10 to 2:  May 7, May 21, June 4, and June 18.

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:

May 28 –  A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

June 25 –  Time and Again by Jack Finney

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.