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Pilcrow Grant

Come in and check out our new selection of 94 children's books! 

The Ethel Everhard Memorial Library in Westfield was the proud recipient of the Pilcrow Grant, which provides new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. The library received a total of ninety-four children’s books. The books are currently on display at the library and are available for checkout. There is a variety of books available for a wide range of ages; including picture books, non-fiction books, and chapter books. The books were provided thanks to a generous donation from the Pilcrow Foundation, the Friends of the Ethel Everhard Memorial Library, and Mr. Hal Berenson and Mrs. Laura Ackerman of Colorado.  

Fall Playgroup & Storytime

Join us for our Fall Playgroup & Storytime on Thursday mornings!

The Fall Storytime theme is “Down on the Farm,” featuring stories about cows, chickens, tractors, and much more!

The playgroup meets every Thursday at 9:30am followed by storytime at 10am.

Playgroup and storytime is designed for kids 0-4, although all ages are welcome.

No sign-up is required, just stop in any Thursday morning for educational fun with your children.

Weekly Themes:

September 7 – Farms/Farmers

September 14 - Cows

September 21 - Chickens

September 28 - Pigs

October 5 - Goats

October 12 - Sheep

October 19 - Horses

October 26 – Halloween

November 2 – Ducks

November 9 – Vegetables

November 16 – Thanksgiving/Turkeys

November 23 – NO STORYTIME

November 30 – Tractors

December 7 – Donkeys

December 14 – Christmas

December 21 & 28 – NO STORYTIME

Book Club

When:  Meets the third Thursday of each month at 1pm

Where:  Village of Westfield Municipal Building Meeting Room

October: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - Stop in today to pick up a copy or call to reserve one at 608-296-2544

November: Room by Emma Donoghue - Book will be available on October 19th


Book club choices are a mix of subjects and authors.  Participants make recommendations.  Past titles from oldest to newest have included: 

Vermilion Drift by William Kent Kruger

The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy

Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

In a Pickle by Jery Apps

The Ciderhouse Rules by John Irving

7th Victim by Alan Jacobson

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

One Thousand White Women by James Fergus

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor

McNally's Secret: by Lawrence Sanders

Defending Jacob by William Landay

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

You're Not You by Michelle Wildgen

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Ninth Girl by Tami Hoag

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

The Last Child by John Hart

The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

Three Cups of Tea by David Mortenson

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Divergent by Veroncia Roth

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

The House I Loved by Tatiana De Rosnay

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline - (5.0)

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks - (3.1)

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult - (4.5)

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - (2.9)

The English Spy by David Silva - (3.0)

The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe - (5.0)

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows - (4.3)

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - (3.0)

Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - (5.0)

Endangered by CJ Box - (4.2)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - (5.0)

Still Alice by Lisa Genova - (?.?)

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion - (3.0)

Gray Mountain by John Grisham - (4.4)

Still Life by Louise Penny - (4.4)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - (3.4)

The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank - (3.2)

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall - (4.7)

The Quiet Game by Greg Iles - (5.0)

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult - (5.0)

Dead Wake by Erik Larson - (3.0)

The Lake House by Kate Morton - (n/a)

The October List by Jeffrey Deaver - (1.8)

Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly - (n/a)

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson - (3.7)

Pokemon Club

Bring your own cards & devices 

(Trading Card Game, Nintendo DS, Pokemon Go)

First Monday of every month - 3:45pm - 5:00pm

All Pokemon enthusiasts ages 6+ are welcome

UPDATE: No September meeting due to Labor Day

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