Library News

Michigan Humanities Council needs your help!

The Michigan Humanities Council is an organization that provides financial support for arts and humanities programs throughout the state of Michigan. The Westland Public Library has been the recipient of numerous grants from the council for humanities-based programs like The History of Idlewild and music events from performers like the Gratitude Steel Band. Now, because funding has been slashed, the council is asking for donations so they can continue to offer their generous support- and we can continue to host such great programs. So if you can spare something, go to: MHC donation. We thank you (and so do people throughout Michigan).

Jan 21, 2012
eBooks and eAudiobooks are here!

Thinking about getting an eReader? Now's the time! We are excited to announce that we are now a part of OverDrive's  Download Destination, which is a digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks and music that you can "check-out" and download like any other item in the library collection.  You must be a Westland resident to use this service and with digital downloads there are never any fines!  Find out more about how it works.

Jan 17, 2012
Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The library will be closed Monday, January 16, 2012 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  We will re-open Tuesday, January 17 at 9 am.

Jan 9, 2012
"One Out of Five People Can't Read This" poster
Adult Literacy Tutor Information Night

Make a difference! Teach someone to read. In the United States there are 30 million adults who can’t read at a functional level and there are currently over 100,000 adults on waitlists to get paired with a literacy tutor at this time.  Find out how you can get involved and share your love of reading with an adult in need at our Adult Literacy Tutor Info Night on Thursday, January 26th at 7pm!   We will go over how tutor training works (15 hours on March 3rd, 10th and 17th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm) and what’s necessary to become a tutor—just 2 hours a week. No formal training in education is required and you don't have to make any commitments right away. Just stop by and find out what adult literacy is all about! If you are unable to attend and are still interested, please give us a call or stop by the Reference desk and ask for Kristy.

Jan 5, 2012
Give Life - Red Cross Blood Drive on December 29th!

We will be hosting a blood drive all day in meeting rooms A and B. Make an appointment by stopping by or calling the Reference desk, calling 1-800-GIVELIFE, or visiting redcross.org and using the donor code WPLCCP. Drop-in dononations will also be accepted, though donors with appointments will be given priority.

Dec 19, 2011
Holiday Hours

The library will be closed Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday.  Also, we will be closed Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1 for New Year's.

We wish everyone a very happy holiday season.

Dec 17, 2011

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