¬†Children’s Programs

This Winter the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library are making Saturday Special with morning programs. Performers and educators entertain and engage this inquisitive group of library patrons. Tickets are required for all children and adults to attend the programs. On the morning of the program stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your ticket and then head over to the Meeting Room. Everyone attending should have a full-service WML card in their name or be attending with a member of the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library. If you have any questions please ask a Youth Services Librarian.
For suggestions/ideas for other programs you’d like to see for your children contact the Friends at info@fwmlnj.org. We’d love to hear from you. Enjoy the programs!

2023 Children’s Saturday Programs

Lil Al the Dinosaur
February 4 @10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 3 and Up

Be a Paleontologist for the day! Feel a real dinosaur egg, hold dinosaur bones, touch a dino tooth, and help rebuild the “Little Al” Allosaurus, a 3D interlocking puzzle of an Allosaurus Dinosaur.

Bubbly Beats with Miss Jolie
February 11 @10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 2 and Up

This is a music & movement program that includes a bubble show and bubble popping fun! Miss Jolie showcases various bubbles in all shapes and sizes and bubble tricks, “popping” songs & games!


Strange World of Reptiles
February 25 @10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 4 and Up

With Snakes-n-Scales you get to see and touch all the animals including snakes, lizards, and turtles…both local and exotic. Hear stories of their rescue and all the cool facts you need to know! The grand finale of this program is the 5-6 foot boa constrictor.

From Africa to Zydeco
SUNDAY, February 26 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Ages 2 and Up

From Africa to Zydeco – come hear roots music from Africa to Louisiana from Soundstage4kids, presented just for kids. Introduce your children to the magic of music with this great family event.

Anthony Salazar, Magician
March 11 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 3 and Up

Prepare to be amazed as with Anthony Salazar. This show includes award-winning sleight-of-hand magic with elaborate props, mind-reading, live animals and music. Fun for the whole family!

Mad Science Fire and Ice
March 18 @10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 3 and Up

Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with the Mad Scientists! Get ready for some sizzling’ excitement! Learn about the amazing properties fo fire and combustion. Then, cool off with the spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the “Big Burp” and the famous “Mad Science Shower” as we will explore the science behind this amazing frozen gas.