Free tax assistance – AARP is again offering free tax assistance. Representatives are in the Sumner Room every Friday now through April 4. Call 896-9391 ext. 117 to reserve a spot in advance, and appointments are available between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Author visit – Come join other book lovers at a once-a-month discussion group. The group reads a wide variety of genres and meets at 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. You are invited even if you haven’t read the book. “Old Librarians Never Die, They Jump Out of Airplanes” by Marie J. Albertson is the topic for this month, and the discussion is in the Sumner Room on Wednesday. The author is attending and has books available to buy.
Watercolor painting and techniques – Artist Jan Roland will teach a class in Watercolor Painting and Techniques at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. No previous art experience is necessary, and the class fee of $12 includes all materials. To register, call 896-9391.
Pottery for Kids – On Friday, create Turtles and Frogs with Jeremy South in Pottery Classes at the Westfield Washington Public Library. Pre-payment and registration are required for each session. Call 896-9391 for details.
• Tiny Tots Pottery at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Children ages 1 to 3 years. Cost is $8.
• Preschool Pottery at 11:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. Kids ages 3 to 6. Cost is $9.
• Kids Pottery at 4 p.m. Kids ages 6 to 12. Cost is $16.
Free e-books – With the explosion of e-readers such as the Nook, Kindle, iPad and all the various apps to use with them, you’ll want to try the free books the library has to download to your reading device. “Intro to E-Books” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and it shows you how to search for, download and read e-books for free from the WWPL website. Call 896-9391 to register for this free class, and be sure to bring along your reader.
Host an exchange student – Have you ever considered being a host family for a foreign exchange student? On Feb. 25, Dorothee Cooke from iE-USA will visit the library to explain how the exchange program works, who is eligible to host and how to get involved. She’ll also provide valuable information for teens interested in traveling to a foreign country with this nonprofit student exchange program. Visiting exchange students come from countries such as Germany, Finland, Brazil, Italy and China, and any family type or individual can be approved to host. This free discussion is at 6:30 p.m. in the Sumner Room. Parents, teens and those with a sense of adventure should bring their questions to this helpful presentation.
Dig some roots – Join the Westfield Genealogy Club and share ideas, new websites and sources about family history. The club will meet at 10:15 a.m. on March 2. Beginning and experienced genealogists are welcome to become members.
The Westfield Washington Public Library, 333 W. Hoover St., is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 896-9391 or visit www.wwpl.lib.in.us.