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Time to Pop Open a Good Book

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
It's winter and "Time to Pop Open a Good Book"!  This program is for all children up to age 12.  Readers can earn a "poppin' good" treat for reaching their goal!  

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Pick the Oscar Winners!

Saturday, March 03, 2018
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Choose the best actor & actress, best director, and best picture for the 2018 Oscars. The closest matches will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 MJR gift certificate. Drawing will take place on Monday, March 5. See our display by the Circulation Desk for details.
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Rhythm & Rock Music Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Sing, play, and move along with your child!  Your little one's natural rhythm will shine in this interactive music program for ages 1-5, with a caregiver.  Siblings are welcome.  No registration needed.

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Chess Club

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Faust Area
Like to play chess? Want to get better? Come to the Westland Chess Group and hang out and play a couple of games. Bring your own board or use one of ours. Novices to Chess masters are all welcome. No sign-up required.
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Teen Video Game Day

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
Video game free play for teens! We'll have different consoles set up to play video games with your friends. 
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Family Movie

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
Please join us for a FREE family movie at 1:00pm today!  Movies are rated G or PG and run approximately 90 minutes.  No registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served.  Children under 8 must have an adult present.  Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 734-326-6123 for more information.  Enjoy the show!
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Intro to Excel

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
An introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010. The class covers basic terminology, formatting cells, and creating lists. Basic computer knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Word is necessary. It is required to know how to use a mouse. Registration encouraged.
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Job Seekers Lab

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room C
Are you a job hunter? Do you need assistance developing your resume or cover letter? Do you need help filing for unemployment, creating an e-mail address or searching job boards and websites? We can help! 

Drop in Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 and Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00.
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Sleepytime Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Come close the day with stories and crafts for little dreamers ages 3-7 years old.  Children are invited to attend in their pajamas!  No registration required.  Siblings are welcome.
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Teen Advisory Board

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
The Teen Advisory Board is now in session! Teen Advisory Board members meet the last Monday of the month to help plan library programs, select prizes, make displays, work on service projects and more!  If you are interested in becoming a TAB member, fill out an application or just come to a meeting.  Snacks and drinks are always provided. 
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Writers Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Activity Room

Have you written stories or poems that you would like others to hear, but not critique, in a casual atmosphere? Looking to get back into writing but could some support and/or exercises? Join Cheryl Vatcher-Martin as she leads the Westland Library's Writers Club.

Just bring anything that you're working or come to receive Cheryl's set of monthly prompts. Refreshments provided. No sign-up required.

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Babytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
0-2 with a caregiver
This interactive storytime includes stories, songs, rhymes, and games geared especially toward babies (birth to 2 years, with a caregiver). Older siblings are welcome too! Session includes a playtime with interactive learning toys, puzzles, and music.
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Noon Time Book Club

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room C
Join us as we discuss The Dry by Jane Harper.  Books are available at the reference desk
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Estate/Long-term care/Medicaid Presentation

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
What you need to know about Medicaid and Long-Term Care Planning:  Join us as we welcome the Law Office of Erin E. Mortenson, Specialists in Elder Law.  You must register for this workshop with the law office by calling (248) 924-9550 or chelsey@mortensonelderlaw.com 
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Toddler Tales

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Toddler Tales is an interactive program between parents/caregivers and their children ages 18 months to 3.5 years.  Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, signs and rhymes with your little ones.  No registration required.
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Toddler Tales

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Toddler Tales is an interactive program between parents/caregivers and their children ages 18 months to 3.5 years.  Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, signs and rhymes with your little ones.  No registration required.
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African-American Experience in the Auto Industry

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Join Brian Yopp of the MotorCity National Heritage as he interactively chronicles the African American Experience in the Auto Industry.
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Registration is open — Register at the library

Sci-Fi Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room C

Join us for a discussion of The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

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Starfish Little Learners Playgroup

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
For ages 1-4, with a caregiver.  (Siblings of any age are welcome).

This FREE program, presented by Starfish Early Learning Communities, meets twice a month at the Westland Library!  Children and their caregivers will enjoy interactive time together that includes stories, songs, group activities, play time and a snack.

Note: The program begins at 10am, with registration at the door and is limited to the first 10 families with children, ages 1-4.
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Job Seekers Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
Are you a job hunter? Do you need assistance developing your resume or cover letter? Do you need help filing for unemployment, creating an e-mail address or searching job boards and websites? We can help! 

Drop in Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 and Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00.
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Chess Club

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Faust Area
Like to play chess? Want to get better? Come to the Westland Chess Group and hang out and play a couple of games. Bring your own board or use one of ours. Novices to Chess masters are all welcome. No sign-up required.
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Magic the Gathering

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
Sometimes free play, sometimes a tournament, always snacks and booster pack prizes! You can bring your own deck if you have one or you can be adventurous and try winning with one of our library decks.  Everyone from Beginners to Master Planeswalkers welcome! No registration required. 
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3rd & 4th Grade Book Club

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Activity Room
The 3rd & 4th Grade Book Club meets monthly during the school year to discuss exciting books, share snacks and stories, and participate in fun activities.  Come on and join us! 

This month is BIOGRAPHY month!  Choose any “WHO IS” or “WHO WAS” biography, read it, write down 5 fun facts to stump Mrs. Fry, and come to the book club on March 1st to share! 

(Ask a librarian to help you find one of these FANTASTIC books!) 



Kids in grades 3 & 4 may register and pick up a copy of this month's book starting Thursday, Feb. 1st at the Youth Reference Desk.  
 
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ESL Class Registration

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
Register for our English Conversation Class. Learn English skills in a classroom setting with an emphasis on conversation.  This 10-week session will be conducted by Auralie Messenger and will continue through May 18.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Activity Room
Ages 3.5 - 5

Preschoolers ages 3.5 - 5 yrs. old, who are not yet in Kindergarten, can attend an independent storytime designed especially for them. Early literacy elements will be presented through stories, rhymes & songs.

No registration is required.

Please arrive within 5 minutes of the start time. Storytime runs approximately 30 minutes long.
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