Library News

Free movie for veterans - Glenn Anderson to co-host

The Library will be closed on Friday, but vetarans looking for something to do can view a free movie hosted by State Senator Anderson at the Livonia AMC 20. The Senator will be showing Defiance, starring Daniel Craig, at 3:00pm on Friday, November 11.

In order to qualify for tickets (limit 2 per veteran), veterans must live in Livonia, Westland, Garden City, or Redford Township. Tickets are limited, so RSVP to Anderson's office at 866-262-7306 or at mmakarewicz@senate.mi.gov as soon as possible.

Nov 10, 2011
Kindergarten Book Club--A Ribbiting Time

 Kindergarteners! Hop into the library and listen to frog stories for a ribbiting good time. Don’t let the frogs hop away in a race of the frogs and craft your very own green mean hoppin’ amphibian!


When: Saturday, November 19

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Children’s Activity Room

Specifics: Registration required



Nov 8, 2011
We're turning 15!!!

... and we want to throw you a party! On Saturday, November 5th, we will have fun activities for the whole community, including a chance to win a Nook Simple Touch (see entry rules below).

Community members are invited to participate in any of the following events:

  • Team Trivia contest for families and friends (covering the years 1996 and 2011), starting at 12 noon.
  • At 1:30 p.m. in our Teen area, artist Ariel Echevarria will be creating caricatures of teens right before your eyes.
  • At 2 p.m., jazz guitarist Jake Reichbart will be playing in our lovely Faust Area for our music fans.
  • Starting at 3 p.m., local dignitaries will speak about the importance of the library to the Westland community over these last 15 years.
  • From 3:30-4:30, we will have sign-up for entry into the Nook giveaway at our e-reader table (open to Westland library card owners in good standing). Also learn more about our upcoming e-book lending program in partnership with OverDrive here.
  • What better way to finish a party but with cupcakes? From 3:30-4:30, everyone is welcome to attend our reception, complete with those sweet, delectable treats from Le Cakery and coffee from our local Biggby Coffee, and more jazz guitar from Jake Reichbart.

All community members are invited to help us celebrate 15 years of serving you. No RSVP necessary.

In addition to all the fun events on November 5th, we are showing Academy Award-nominees from 1996 on Tuesday afternoons throughout November. Check our Events calendar and look for Afternoon Classics for more information.

Nov 2, 2011
Library Closed for Veterans Day

The library will be closed Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.  The Friday night movie will be shown on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Nov 2, 2011
Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 6

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night!  You get an extra hour of sleep because Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am on Sunday, November 6.

Nov 2, 2011
National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Public Library of Westland will be holding events for teens and adults. The goal of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) is to write an entire novel (50,000 words) in one month, starting November 1st!

We're having a Kick-Off Event for teens and adults at the Biggby Coffee on Ford Road at 7pm tonight (Wed., October 26th). For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit the NaNoWriMo website or the Young Writers Program site. To see when the library is holding write-ins during the month of November, please go to our Adult Events and Teen Events pages.

Oct 26, 2011

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