Events

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

Free Entrepreneur Workshops

Offered twice: on Thursday evening, November 21 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 23 at 1 pm.

Sponsored by the Westbrook Economic Action Initiative, learn how to develop a plan, find the money, promote your business, and discover free local resources and assistance.

For more information or to sign up for either date call the library at 860 399-6422 or e-mail westbrookaction@gmail.com

Python Coding Class Course is full.

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.

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, November 18  at 3:00 pm

House Plants with Nancy from Balleks in East Haddam

SCORE Workshops coming to the Library

Networking For Sales with Eric Munro

Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room.

Building alliances with friends, customers, vendors, and business associates is key to establishing a broad range of contacts that leads to sales growth. Learn networking benefits and techniques- how to engage, follow up, and more.

Brand Strategy 101 for Small Businesses with Arlene Saffron

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. in the Library Community Room.

Interactive, hands-on marketing workshop on the importance of Branding businesses and products.

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:

November 19 (Note New Date…3rd  Tuesday.

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

December-  No Meeting- Happy Holidays!!

January 28………..The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

February 25……..Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of                                   the British Empire by Margaret MacMillan

March 24…………The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander,                                                Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

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.