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Duct Tape Wallets for Teens

Next week (April 21-28) is Money Smart Week, so the library is holding programs about managing your money. On Saturday, April 28th at 1pm, teens can make their very own, one-of-a-kind duct tape wallet. The library will provide colored duct tape. If you come to make a duct tape wallet, stay for the "Building Great Credit for Teens" program provided by Jenny Hale of the Wayne-Westland Credit Union. Let's learn together how to be smart with our money!

Apr 20, 2012
Liz
Teen Poetry Slam is Still on Tonight!

Teens! Our Teen Poetry Slam will still be happening tonight at 6:00 here at the library. We'll serve pizza at 6 and the slam starts at 6:30 with our host, Versiz.

Apr 19, 2012
Liz
Celebrate National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month is upon us and we have several ways for you to celebrate! If you like to listen to poetry and poetry set to music, we have our April 12 Open Mic and a special April 26 Poetry of the Blues and Music & Metaphor program put on by the Sheila Landis Trio. Also, check out our Poetry Month display by our Circulation Desk for more local poetry month selections.

For the poets out there, we have three great programs: our Westland Writes ... poetry and short story book; our Ekphrasis poetry contest; and our April 19 Teen Poetry Slam.

Submissions for the Westland Writes and Ekphrasis  programs must be received by Saturday,  April 28 at 5 p.m. (at either the Poetry Month display or emailed to andy.schuck@westlandlibrary.org). Teens interested in the Poetry Slam should sign up by Tuesday, April 17th.

Apr 10, 2012
Andy
Changes for Movies and Music

Starting April 15, 2012, there will be changes in the lending periods for music CDs and video (DVD and VHS, children, young adult, adult, fiction, nonfiction).  All of these items will go out for 7 days and there will also be a limit of 7 checked out.  Overdue fines will remain the same: $1.00/day for video and .20/day for music.

Apr 10, 2012
Susan
Teen Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Spaces are still available to compete in our Wii Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament! The tournament is on Thursday, April 5th. Doors open at 3:30pm and the tournament starts at 4pm, so be sure to check in by that time if you want to participate. Small prizes are available for the individual tournament date winners, and a big prize will be awarded to the overall tournament champ (points accumulated over all three tournament dates). Tournament dates: April 5, May 10, June 7. Pizza and pop provided. Grades 6-12 please.

Call the Reference Desk at (734) 326-6123 to sign up!

Apr 4, 2012
Liz
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Food for Fines: ending numbers

Our Food for Fines program concluded on Saturday, March 31. We are happy to announce that although we did not reach our goals we were able to raise over 1500 food and bath items and forgive almost $1900 in fines. Thank you so much to everyone who participated- we're delighted that all of this will be distributed by Gleaners Community Food Bank throughout Southeastern Michigan to families and kids in need. Pat yourself on the back, Westland, for a deed well done!

Mar 29, 2012
Andy

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