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Teen Facebook Page

Do you have a Facebook account? Not only does the Public Library of Westland have its own library-wide page, it also has one just for Teen Services. "Like" the Westland Library Teen Services page, and you'll receive status updates on teen events and new teen books, plus other important teen lit news. Follow this link to the Facebook page. Remember, you should be 13-years-old or older to have your own page.

Dec 15, 2011
Toys for Tots

Our Teen Advisory Board is collecting toys from Nov. 30th- Dec. 20th for the Toys for Tots Foundation. The Toys for Tots Foundation donates Christmas toys to children in need, and it is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

If you'd like to make a donation, please bring new, unwrapped toys to the library between now and Dec. 20th. Donation boxes are located near the Reception Desk and the Reference Desk.

For more information, call the library at (734) 326-6123 or visit the Toys for Tots website. Thank you.

Nov 30, 2011
To-Go Cup Cozy Craft for Teens

Teens (Gr. 6-12). We're making hot beverage cozies or sleeves on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 6pm. They are perfect to place over your to-go cup to protect your hands from heat. They also make great gifts for any coffee drinker you know! Please sign up online here if you'd like to attend, or call the Reference Desk.

Some sewing experience will be helpful with this craft.

Nov 29, 2011
Candy Cane Critters

Teens! Make mice and reindeer ornaments out of leftover candy canes. Join us on Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm to make this simple holiday craft. Candy canes, hot chocolate, and holiday music will be provided. Sign up online here or by calling the Reference Desk. Grades 4-12 please.

Nov 28, 2011
Thanksgiving Hours

For the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 23.  The library will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.  We will be back to normal hours on Saturday, November 26 (9 am-5 pm).  We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 18, 2011
Homelessness Awareness Month: Daily Bread Exhibit

For the next two weeks, the library is pleased to be hosting photos by Lad Strayer in honor of Homelessness Awareness Month. Mr. Strayer took the photos as part of a story about homelessness in Lenawee County, written by Jennifer Burd. Ms. Burd was moved to write poems about her experiences after the story was published and sought out Mr. Strayer to take additional photos. The result was the book, Daily Bread. On Tuesday, November 29th, Ms. Burd will be here to read from her book and also discuss issues and common misconceptions with homelessness. Anyone who has written a poem about homelessness or written a response to Mr. Strayer's photos is asked to read them at the event. Non-perishable food donations will also be collected at the reading.

Nov 15, 2011

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