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

 Westbrook Garden Club Program with John Himmelman

Monday, October 15, the Westbrook Garden Club and the Library are co-sponsoring local author and naturalist John Himmelman who will speak about Butterflies and their Gardens. An expert on butterflies, he will cover butterfly families and species, lifecycles, and creating habitat. Sure to be an informative and lively program. This free program starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Park around the back for easy access. The Library is not open on Mondays.

Friends of Westbrook Barrier Islands Book Talk

Saturday, October 13, at 2 p.m., the Friends of Westbrook Barrier Islands are hosting a book talk by local author Mark Seth Lender who will talk about and read from his new book, Smeagull The Seagull : A True Story. The book recounts how a very persistent herring gull became a constant presence in the life of a local family. Mark will have signed copies for purchase. Proceeds will benefit The Friends of Westbrook Barrier Islands. This free program is good for school age children and up and will be held in the Community Room.

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:

October 23 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult *** Meeting Canceled.***

November 27 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

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.  This program will begin on September 25 from 6 to 8 pm.


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.