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Screen Free Week: Make a Pledge to Unplug

Sunday, May 07, 2017
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Screen Free Week is May 1 - May 7.

Rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen.  Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with family and friends!  One great way to unplug is reading books!

Visit the library during the week of May 1 - May 7 and pledge to spend one full day only using screens when they are required for school.  You'll be entered into a drawing for a 2017 Michigan State Park Pass so that you can continue your journey to power down and reconnect with the world around you.  
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CLOSED

Monday, May 29, 2017
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
The library will be closed for Memorial Day weekend. 
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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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Community Shred Day

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Other

Don't keep those old financial documents hanging around your house. Bring up to 5 boxes (no plastic bags, please) of paper documents to be shredded at our 6th annual Community Shred.

Shred Corp. of Madison Heights will be outside in the parking lot near the Veterans Memorial Garden to help you in a friendly and efficient manner.

Presented as part of Money Smart Week.

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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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Adventures in Non-Fiction: Martial Arts!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B

Read a book about Martial Arts from our Non-Fiction collection (J 796.81s), then join us for a Tae Kwon Do session with staff from Champion Martial Arts in Westland!  Participants should wear loose-fitting clothing.  Ages 6 and up, registration begins April 16th.  

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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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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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Early Childhood Development Workshop/Trng

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B

This class is developed for parents, grandparents, daycare providers, teachers, and any other adults who care for children. May topics will focus on infants and toddlers.

May 2: Understanding Infant and Toddler Behavior: Learn to better comprehend and identify that all young children's behavior is a way of communicating and has meaning.

May 23: Essential Messages for Infants and Toddlers: Learn to use a variety of strategies to support social/emotional development by forming positive relationships with infants, toddlers, and their families.

Starfish Family Services' Early Learning Communities presents FREE Early Childhood Development Training/Workshops regularly at the Westland Public Library.

Register by clicking on "Register Now" or go to http:// greatstarttoquality.org and click on "Professional Development".  Walk-ins accepted if space allows.

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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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Tween Candy Games

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Join us for an hour of fun and games featuring-- yes, CANDY!  For grades 5 & up.  Registration begins April 19, walk-ins welcome if space allows. 
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Starfish Little Learners Playgroup

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Ages 1-4, with a caregiver.  Siblings 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:  Now a Walk-In Program, with registration at the door!  Limited to the first 15 children, ages 1-4, and their caregivers. (Siblings under 1yr. are welcome).

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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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May the Fourth Be With You! Bingo

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
May the 4th be with you!  Join us for snacks and a few rounds of Star Wars Bingo.  Prizes awarded!  Registration begins April 20th.
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ESL Conversation Class

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
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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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Friday Night Movie

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
Join us for a Friday Night Movie! Each week also features a trivia contest with small prizes handed out after the movie. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7:00 p.m. Snacks and refreshments are provided on a donation basis. Tonight's movie will be La La Land, rated PG-13 and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. 
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Red Cross Blood Drive

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
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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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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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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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Friends of the Library Meeting

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
The Friends of the Library meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm at the William P. Faust Public Library of Westland. Meetings are open to the public.
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Heartfulness Meditation

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

This 8 week Heartfulness Meditation Program offers a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises, which when practiced daily, help restore balance in life, manage stress, better your health, and most of all will lead to inner calm and peace. 

Theses relaxation and meditation techniques are taught over an 8 week course. Each class focuses on both the conceptual framework​as well as practical​meditation and relaxation methods.  As classes progress, other techniques are added to help you go deeper into yourself. 

All participants are encouraged to attend all 8 sessions.  A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to persons who attend all 8 sessions.

Participants will be meditating in chairs. Those wishing to meditate while sitting on the floor may bring their own floor cushions. ​

This Heartfulness Meditation program is conducted entirely by certified Heartfulness volunteer trainers who have experience meditating and training for several years.

 

 

 

 

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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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