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Teen Volunteers Needed!

Hey teens, we're looking for some enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to help in the Youth Services Department this summer. Fill out an application, return it to the Youth Services Desk and come to one of our training sessions! You must be in 9th Grade or older in the 2013-2014 school year.

Training Sessions: 7-8:30pm on Thursday, May 23, Wednesday, May 29, or Thursday, June 6. No need to sign up for training, but applications should be turned in to the Youth Services Desk before your chosen training date.

May 2, 2013
Tara
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"Here. There. Everywhere." NASA exhibit

The Westland Public Library is proud to host the NASA-sponsored Here. There. Everywhere. exhibit (http://hte.si.edu) in its Faust (fireplace) Area during the month of May. The exhibit includes 22 different banners, video footage, and an interactive display table showing how the laws of physics apply in our world, in our universe, and, as far as we know, everywhere. The exhibit is available for viewing during regular library hours. Please see the Events pages in our Children's, Teen, and Adult Departments for upcoming programs celebrating the exhibit. For more space and science-related videos, blogs, and activity guides, visit the Here. There. Everywhere. website.

May 1, 2013
Andy
Money Smart on Fox 2

Check out the extra promo for the library during Fox 2 Saturday morning news (click on link to view). We have a number of other MoneySmart Week programs coming up, including Retirement Planning, Making Sense of Mortgages, and Identity Theft (with Fox 2 segment star, Sgt. Jeffrey Kavanaugh). Thanks to everyone who's making this week of programs great.

We also are happy to say that we shredded over 7000 pounds of paper at our Community Shred today. Thanks to General Shredding for all their help.

Apr 20, 2013
Andy
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Money Smart Week starts 4/20

Money Smart Week starts on Saturday, April 20th with a range of programs designed to help you better manage your personal finances. Saturday is our Kick-off date and we'll offer something for every age group, including a Budgeting for Kids, Dollar Bill Origami and Smart Money for Teens, and a Community Shred for adults. Check our Events pages (teen and childrens are separate) for more information on these events. For a complete listing of area events or to pick up a free Money Smart comic book, stop by the Reception Desk. To see a complete listing of other Money Smart Week events going on in Southeast Michigan, visit the Money Smart Week site

Apr 16, 2013
Andy
April abloom with library programs

Spring is here and the Westland Library is buzzing with great programs. Bring non-perishable food items in and receive up to $20 off your current fines during our April Food for Fines program. Speaking of money, we’re looking to save you some with our Money Smart Week programs from April 20th – April 25th. To celebrate National Poetry Month, our 4th Annual Westland Writes book is accepting submissions from April 1 – April 27 and we're holding a Book Title Poetry  Contest during the same time period. Help us recognize and celebrate one of the diverse cultures of this region with our new Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. We have a Kick-off Event for the collection on April 13th and a concert on April 15th. All this in addition to our usual array of Computer Classes, Chess Clubs, Friday Movies, kids programs, books, music, movies, and computers. We look forward to seeing you.

Apr 2, 2013
Andy
Easter Holiday

The library will be closed Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 for the Easter Holiday.  The library will re-open at 9 am on Monday.

Mar 25, 2013
Tara

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