Library News

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
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
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
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
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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
World Book Night Reception

April 16, 6:30-8pm,Meeting Room B

World Book Night (WBN) is a celebration of reading and books and tens of thousands of people will spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free books on April 23 across the country. World Book Day began in the UK and has spread to Ireland, Germany, and now, in 2012, the U.S., so it is exciting to have the Public Library of Westland chosen as a distribution point.

The public  is invited to stop by for some light refreshments and find out how to be involved in future World Book Night book giveaways. Please check out the WBN website to find out more information and how you can receive information on how to be a book giver next year! http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/

Mar 26, 2012

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