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August Children's Nonfiction Reading Challenge

Friday, September 01, 2017
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Summer Reading Fun continues in August with the Children’s Non-Fiction Challenge! 

Children will read books at their own reading level from different subject areas.

Each category completed will earn an entry for a chance to win cool prizes! 

Earn weekly coupons and other prizes along the way. Finishers can choose a free book to keep! 

The Non-Fiction Challenge runs from August 1 to September 1. Pick up your challenge sheet at the Youth Desk anytime in August!
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CLOSED

Monday, September 04, 2017
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
The library will be closed for Labor Day weekend.
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Baby Splash Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Join us for some splish, splash fun at the Library! Babies (ages 0 -2) will have the opportunity to play with water and water toys! Please bring towels and sunscreen for your child! Please note: Babies will not be swimming - just splashing water.
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Adult Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
Please join us this month for a discussion of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Copies of the book will be available at the Reference Desk.
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Storytime at Starbucks

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Offsite - See description for details
Ages 2-5
Join us for storytime at Starbucks! August 17 at 10:00am a librarian from the Public Library of Westland will present stories, songs and rhymes at Starbucks.  Starbucks is located at 36545 Warren Road, Westland, MI 48185.
Please note: This will be our final session at Starbucks. 
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eReader & Tablet Support Group

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room C
Do you have an eReader or Tablet like an iPad, Kindle, or Android device? Do you want to learn how to download free books, audiobooks, movies, and music from the library? Stop in to meet with other users, share your expertise, or learn some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your device. A librarian will be available to tackle the tough questions. 

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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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What's the big deal about the Solar Eclipse?

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
Want to know why everyone is talking about the eclipse on August 21?  Heliophysicist Dr. Susan Lepri from the University of Michigan will answer all of your questions plus discuss the phenomenon of eclipses and what to watch for during all phases of the event. All ages welcome. 
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Friday Night Outdoor Family Movie

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Other

Please join us for a family movie under the stars! Come at 7:30 to get your seat. The movie will start at 8 p.m. 

We'll have snacks and water for the whole family, though families are welcome to bring their own. Seating will be provided but will be limited. Blankets are encouraged. 

No registration required.  Call the Youth Desk at 734-326-6123 for more information.

 

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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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CLOSED

All Day
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Summer schedule. The library is closed on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor day.
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Astronomical Event of the Decade

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Eclipse
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Take a late lunch and  join us to see the Eclipse of the Century. The peak viewing time is 2:27 PM, but the actual event occurs between 1:00 and 4:00. We have special glasses for the occasion but if you're feeling industrious, come at 1:30 and we'll show you how to make your own viewing camera.  Snacks and refreshments will be served. Drop-in.
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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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Writers Club

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

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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Teen Minecraft Club

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room A
Stop by the library and play Minecraft with your friends on the Westland Teens' multiplayer server. If you have your own account, great! Show off your player skin as you help craft new buildings or new areas on the server. If you don't have your own account, that's ok too! We have library accounts you can use to join in on the fun. Just don't be a griefer! 
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Back to School DIY Craft

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
Children of all ages are welcome to come and make a fun and useful Back to School item ANYTIME between 6:00pm - 7:00pm. 
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Heartfulness Meditation

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

The 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. 

Each relaxation and meditation 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. 

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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Lego® Free Play!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Rooms A and B
Ages 3 & up with a caregiver
Come build with us! A nice big room with friends who like to build = FUN!  We'll have lots and lots of Lego® bricks for building, along with
Lego® coloring pages, books for inspiration and a Lego® raffle (child must be present to win).  No registration required.
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Explore Art for Adults: Chalkboard Paint Jars

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Meeting Room B
If you needs jars for your cooking, crafting or other vocation those jars need labels.  Luckily, making re-writable labels for glass jars is easy with chalkboard paint! Feel free to bring in any glass jar you have that is free of stickers or other attachments on the surface. A limited number of jars and chalk will be available.
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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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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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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 with 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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