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

Free Medicinal Tea Workshop at Westbrook Public Library

   The Friends of Westbrook Public Library are sponsoring a free workshop about medicinal teas on Saturday, January 12 at 1 p.m. in the library community room. Kristy Benson, the owner of Bittersweet Farms in Old Saybrook, will talk about medicinal teas and the herbs used to make them. She will talk about how to grow and process them as well. There will be an opportunity to taste some of the teas featured. Pre-registration is requested to help us plan ahead but walk-ins will be welcome. Call the library at 860 399-6422 or e-mail to sign up.

SCORE Workshops coming to the Library this January

 SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, has scheduled a series of free workshops for small business people and entrepreneurs at the Westbrook Public Library beginning in January.

Date                                                                Topic

Tuesday, January 8 at 5:30 p.m.                     Branding

Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m.                   Search Engine Optimization & Marketing

Thursday, February 14 at 10 a.m.                   Introduction to Quick Books

Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m.               Advanced Social Media and Facebook

Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m.                       Intermediate Quick Books

Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m.                     ABCs of the Business Plan

You can contact the local chapter of SCORE at 860 388-9508 or at 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:  January 15, January 29, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4, and June 18.

More information about SCORE can be found at

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:

No Meeting in December

January 22 – Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of WWII by Liza Mundy

February 26 – The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

March 26 – A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

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

Free Genealogy Help on 4th Tuesdays

Please note- No session in December

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.


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