Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

― John Lebbock

July 2024 @ WWPL

For a full schedule of library hours, visit our website

Please register for all library events through the Summer OWWN Guide, (Our Westfield Washington Network) or call the library at 317-896-9391. You will need to create your own account for the OWWN, prior to registering.


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Our 2024 WWPL Summer Reading Program continues through July 31.

This year's theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library! All ages are invited to join us this summer as we read together and enjoy a wide array of programs and events at our new library!

Register for the Summer Reading Program now at, or download the Beanstack app on your mobile device.

Children's and Family Programs:

Teen and Adult Programs:

Adult Programs:

The Versiti Blood Mobile will be in our parking lot for a Community Blood Drive on Friday, July 26, from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Please consider donating blood and supporting our community hospitals. Register for your time slot at this link, and be sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. Thank you!

Teen Programs:

July Story Time Details

WWPL Story Time Programs: Enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, rhymes and puppets. Strengthen early literacy skills and encourage the joy of learning. Each Story Time program ends with a fun craft. Come join us and have fun!

Story Time (Mondays) Registration preferred via the OWWN Guide.

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:30 AM

Story Time (Tuesdays) Registration preferred via the OWWN Guide.

July 9, 16, *23, 30 at 10:30 AM

*July 23: Puppet Show: Dress Like a Pirate Adventure

Story Walk at MacGregor Park Registration preferred via the OWWN Guide.

July 2 at 10:30 AM Our featured book is Let's Go on a Hike! by Katrina Liu. Join us for a trail walk and a story! (MacGregor Park's address is Macgregor Park Rd, Westfield, IN 46074)

Baby Love Story Time (Infant - 18 months) Registration preferred via the OWWN Guide.

July 11, 18, 25 at 10:30 AM

Sensory Story Time Registration required via the OWWN Guide.

July 3 at 6:30 PM

Interactive sensory play during an evening Story Time for all ages. Engage in hands-on play to bring stories to life!

PJ Story Time Registration preferred via the OWWN Guide.

July 17 at 6:30 PM Put on your pajamas, bring your blanket and stuffed animal, and join us for bedtime stories and songs at the library!

Paws to Read Registration required via the OWWN Guide.

July 13 beginning at 10:30 AM and July 25 beginning at 1 PM

Meet, in person, with a dog who is a very good listener, and practice reading out loud to him. After registering, you will be assigned a 15-minute time slot, and you will be notified of your specific time.

Preschool Music & Movement Registration preferred via the OWWN Guide.

July 3 and July 17 at 10:30 AM

Library staff will lead children in a wide range of activities supporting early literacy, including chanting, singing, dancing, action songs and stories, rhythm practice, creative movement and role playing. The program will incorporate music from other cultures and classical music, as well as spatial concepts such as big/small; up/down; and over/under, and musical concepts such as fast/slow; high/low; and soft/loud. Children will practice both large and small motor skills. Each session will be different. Register for as many or as few sessions as you'd like. Please register each child who will be participating.

Look for information about homeschool classes, clubs, teachers and local resources to support your homeschool efforts on our website's Homeschool page and the OWWN Guide. You may also contact our Children's Department at 317-896-9391.

Adult Recurring Programs

BINGO Brunch (Special Monday, July 1 date, due to the July 4th holiday!)

Pre-registration and cash payment required in person at the library. See details below.

July 1 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a delicious Chick-fil-A box lunch and themed BINGO! We will play several rounds of BINGO with a cover-all to end the event. Here's your chance to win fun prizes. You must pre-register to participate. Pre-register and pay in person (beginning on June 1) at the Adult Reference Desk. Cost to participate is $10, CASH ONLY. No refunds will be issued. Registration closes on the Monday before the event, or when capacity is reached. This event is geared toward ages 50+ but all adults are welcome to attend! A BIG thank you to our Bingo Brunch Sponsors, Copper Trace and the Friends of the Westfield Library. Without their generosity, this program would not be possible.

Mystery Book Group

July 3 at 11:00 AM

Contact the Information Desk at 317-896-9391 for more information or to RSVP. You may also register via the OWWN Guide.

WWPL Book Group

July 17 at 11:00 AM

Contact the Information Desk at 317-896-9391 for more information or to RSVP. You may also register via the OWWN Guide.

American Mahjong Drop in or register via the OWWN Guide

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3:00 PM

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 1:00 PM

July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1:00 PM

Mahjong, a game that originated in China, is commonly played by four players. Similar to the Western card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. Join other players here at the library for a game, or just observe if you are interested in learning how to play.

Westfield Ukulele Circle

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

5:30 PM - Set Up, unpack, tune up, warm up & visit; 6:00 PM Opening Song; 7:30 PM Closing Song

This group meets nearly every Tuesday evening from approximately 6 to 7:30 PM. Come join the fun of a Strum-Along and a Song-Circle with the Westfield Ukulele Circle! Bring your own ukulele to strum-along.

For more information, visit the circle's Facebook page!

Euchre Drop in or register via the OWWN Guide

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1:30 PM

Name your trump and get ready to roll as we gather to play Euchre at Westfield Washington Public Library. All comers are welcome whether you grew up in Indiana playing the game or are new to the area and to Euchre. Meeting every Tuesday of the month (except holidays) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Needle & Thread Group Drop in or register via the OWWN Guide

July 3, 17 at 10:30 AM

Do you love crocheting, cross stitching, sewing, quilting, embroidery, needlepoint, etc.? Come join our Needle & Thread group! All levels of expertise are welcome. Bring your projects and meet other creative people! Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Adult Studio (formerly called Craft Corner): No Sew Yarn Wall Hanging Registration required via the OWWN Guide. You may also register by emailing us at or calling the Information Desk at 317-896-9391. This program is for adults only.

July 17 at 5:00 PM

This is an easy craft with lots of options to personalize. A variety of yarn colors will be available for your selection. As always, feel free to bring your own bling to add uniqueness to your piece.

Tabletop Games Registration preferred via the OWWN Guide.

July 24 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Drop in and play. Bring your favorite game, or play one of ours. We have Latice Hawaii, Patchwork, Lost Cities, Splendor, Unearth, Azul and more! Bring friends or come alone. We'll have games available and plenty of snacks.

Westfield Writers Group Drop in or register via the OWWN Guide.

July 25 at 1:00 PM

July prompt: “For sale: Antique desk suitable for a lady with thick legs and large drawers. Respond to Weekly Blather, Box 022” Using this poorly written classified ad as a springboard, write a “suitable” response to the advertiser.

Westfield Writers Group is for writers or want-to-be writers who have a story or memoir they would like to write, an interest in different styles of writing, a wish to interact with other writers and a desire to write in a non-judgmental environment. 

This is a “just-for-fun” group. We're not professional writers. The intent is not to teach you to write but to encourage you to write something each month. Prompts are constructed with the hope that you will be inspired to write on a broad range of topics. 

Contact to be put on the email list for the next prompt.

Library Board Meeting

Visit our website for details. Library Board will meet in-person and via Zoom.

July 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM


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