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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
Andy
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
Claire
Veterans Writing Group

Join veteran and poet Mark Durfee for a monthly writing group focused solely on veterans and their experiences in and out of combat and at home. It starts on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Mark is an open-minded instructor aimed at helping vets who want to write and to help them do so in whatever medium they are most comfortable (fiction, poetry, and memoir). No previous writing experience necessary. Sign-up at the Reference Desk or just show up.

Mar 20, 2012
Andy
Food for Fines: We need your help!

Food for Fines is nearly two weeks old and we are coming up short of our goals for the program. So far, we have received over 350 food or bath items and forgiven almost $500 in fines. Our goals for the month of March are 2,000 food items collected and over $3,000 fines forgiven. So we have our work cut out for us, but we can still do it. Head over to our Circulation desk if you have fines and receive $2 off for every non-expired (dated July 2012 or after) food item. And if you'd just like to give, call the Circulation for a list of some high-demand items. This program is only good through March, so hurry in. Thank you!

Mar 13, 2012
Andy
Staff In-Service Day

The library will be closed Friday, March 16, 2012 for a staff in-service day.  The library will re-open Saturday, March 17 at 9 am.

Mar 6, 2012
Susan
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Library Board of Trustees Meeting - Special Session and Closed Meeting

A Library Board of Trustees Meeting - Special Session and Closed Meeting is scheduled Monday, March 5, 7:00 pm in the library Conference Room. View the agenda. http://westlandlibrary.org/node/3326

Mar 3, 2012
Marilyn

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