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Job Seekers Lab

6:00 PM - 8:00 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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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!  Siblings are welcome.  No registration required.  
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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.  No registration required.  
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What's An App?

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
This class is a basic introduction to smart phones and tablets. Learn all about apps, what they're used for, and where to get them. Whether you have your own smart phone or tablet, or just want to learn more about them, this is the class for you. We will also discuss the differences between common devices, like iPads, Kindle Fire, and Android tablets. Registration encouraged.
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Computer & Job Search Help @ Jefferson Barns

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Offsite - See description for details
Are you a computer novice? Do you need help writing a resume, applying for jobs and services online, creating an email address, or another computer-related activity? Just want some practice? We can help!

Drop in Tuesday afternoons from 1-3 at the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center, 32150 Dorsey St, Westland, MI 48186.
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Escape the Upside-Down!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Celebrate the return of the popular Netflix series "Stranger Things" by attempting to escape the Upside Down-the home of the dreaded Demogorgon. You'll have 60 minutes to escape the Upside-Down. If you fail, you're Demogorgon food, just like poor Barb. Once the door is closed, we will not allow latecomers in, so make sure you are on time if you wish to participate.  No registration required. 
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Early Childhood Development Workshop/Trng

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

This class is developed for parents, grandparents, daycare providers, teachers, and any other adults who care for children. October's topic is: Conflict Resolution: Strategies for Problem Solving. Learn how to recognize a child's feelings in conflict situations, and an important six-step process to help children resolve conflicts on their own.

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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Explore Your Genealogy Part 4

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

 This 4 part series will take users on journey, exploring genealogy from the basics of how to search to finding orginizations and groups to help you grow your study. You will leave this program ready to search out family connections. Computers will be provided for sessions 2-4, but feel free to bring your own device. Registration is required.

 Sessions include: 

Session I:     From Acorns to Oaks: Genealogy Basics - including Pedigree Charts, Family Group Sheets, and Genealogical terminology & data format.

Session II:    Planting Your Tree: Record Research - including free and paid websites; the focus would be on using the Family Search website, census and vital record research.

Session III:   Branching Out: Documenting & Sourcing Your Research -  the focus would be on the Seeking Michigan website, the Burton, Bentley and ACPL Library websites.

Session IV:   Picking The Fruit: Making Connections and Giving Back - Advantages to Joining Societies, lineage societies, transcribing and indexing records.

Instructor John Mills is a member of the Wayne County Genealogical Society, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc, and the Houghton - Keweenaw County Genealogical Society) and one historical society { Wayne Historical Society, where he has also made presentations (referenced joint genealogical presentation with the Wayne Library; centennial anniversary of US entry into WW I)and is a volunteer at the Wayne Historical Museum}.Last year he retired from the Wayne - Westland Community Schools after forty 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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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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Email Basics

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
A basic introduction to sending and receiving email on a computer. Registration encouraged.
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Homework Help

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room C
Looking for help with your homework?  Free assistance is available on a weekly walk-in basis.  A college student volunteer will provide homework help for students in grades 1-12.  This service is offered on Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm.  Stop by Meeting Room C and sign up for 20 minutes or more of homework assistance.  Parents of children in 1st-6th grades need to sign child in and stay in the library.  (No Homework Help on Oct. 18 or Nov. 22)
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Crazy 8s Bedtime Math

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Activity Room
Join us for a Crazy 8s Bedtime Math session!  Each week, we'll explore a different math concept in a fun way...we may build, run, jump, make music, or make a mess! For Grades 3rd-5th.  Registration will open two weeks before the program date.  
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Nankin Mills Historical Presentation

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
Please join us as we welcome Carol Clements, Manager of the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center for the presentation:
Four Eras of History at Nankin Mills.  No registration required!
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NaNoWriMo Kick-Off at Biggby Coffee

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Offsite - See description for details
Want to write a novel? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges participants to write a 50,000 word novel by November 30th.

Sign-up for NaNoWriMo during the kick-off at Biggby's Coffee located at 36640 Ford Rd in Westland. Enjoy some coffee and learn more about NaNoWriMo! 

Write-ins will be at the library every Sunday in November. 

Find more information at www.nanowrimo.org. Drop-in.
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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 Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

"Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George-- publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide-- and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite, heir to the estate that owned one of Atticuss ancestors, they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus."

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Job Seeker Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Activity Room

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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Come Hang Around with Live Bats in the Library!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
Meet bats from across the world and learn why these wonderful animals are so important to ecosystems, and to you! You will meet four bats from around the world, including the species of bat the book Stellaluna was based off of!  Presented by the Organization for Bat Conservation.  Registration begins 2 weeks before the program.  



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ESL Weekly Conversations

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
Join us and practice your 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 November 17
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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 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. Doors open 6:30 p.m and the movie starts at 7:00. Snacks/refreshments are provided - donations accepted and appreciated.
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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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Halloween Bash!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
It's time for costumes and Trick-or-Treating... and a Halloween Bash!  Come to the library in your Halloween costume from 2-3pm for some spooky fun - including a Costume Parade, games, dancing, crafts, and a snack!  This is for kids from 0-12 only.  Please do not wear "scary" costumes, as there will be little ones in attendance!  Register beginning October 14th online or at the Youth Reference Desk.  BOO! 
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