Westfield Washington Public Library upcoming events

Just for homeschoolers – “Homeschool Day” is a fun and social event for all those in the area who homeschool. Gather at the library the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. to play video games, make crafts and meet others in the community who homeschool. Join in on the free fun on Nov. 1. No registration is required.

Find Your Roots – Join the Westfield Genealogy Club and share ideas, new websites and sources about family history, as well as meet some terrific people. The club meets in WWPL’s Sumner Room at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 3. Beginning and experienced genealogists are welcome to become members.

AARP Safe Driver Class – AARP is offering a driver safety class from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Sumner Room. The class is designed as a refresher for people age 50+ to keep their licenses longer, adapt to changing roads (like roundabouts) and to keep abreast of new driving laws. It may even qualify for a deduction with some car insurance companies and is especially helpful with all the construction we are experiencing. Cost is $12 and includes a workbook and all materials. Military veterans may attend free of charge. Register by calling 896-9391. Checks made payable to AARP are due at the beginning of the class.

Teens Only Movie – Be a superhero at the next “Teens Only Movie” when this summer’s blockbuster “The Avengers” (Walt Disney Pictures, PG-13) is shown at 3 p.m. Nov. 6. Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., gathers a team of the best superheroes (Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow) to fight a global disaster. You must be 13 or older to attend.

It’s a mystery – The WWPL’s Mystery Book Discussion Group is talking about “Murder in the Marais” by Clara Black at 1 p.m. Nov. 7. Come join other mystery lovers at a once-a-month discussion group that meets at the library. Residents are invited even if you haven’t read the book. If interested in obtaining a copy of the book and participating in the free program, call 896-9391.

Basics of self-publishing – Have you written a book and would like to learn how to successfully self-publish it? Ray Robinson of Dog Ear Publishing will be at the library at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 for this basic self-publishing and book marketing program. Robinson has worked in every aspect of publishing for more than 25 years, and this course prepares you to successfully launch your book into the market. It starts with identifying your target audience, progressing through creating a book marketing plan, and finishing with tactics on how to choose a self-publishing company. The program is free, but those interested in attending are asked to register by calling 896-9391.

The Westfield Washington Public Library, 333 W. Hoover St., is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to 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.