Library News

We're turning 15!!!

... and we want to throw you a party! On Saturday, November 5th, we will have fun activities for the whole community, including a chance to win a Nook Simple Touch (see entry rules below).

Community members are invited to participate in any of the following events:

  • Team Trivia contest for families and friends (covering the years 1996 and 2011), starting at 12 noon.
  • At 1:30 p.m. in our Teen area, artist Ariel Echevarria will be creating caricatures of teens right before your eyes.
  • At 2 p.m., jazz guitarist Jake Reichbart will be playing in our lovely Faust Area for our music fans.
  • Starting at 3 p.m., local dignitaries will speak about the importance of the library to the Westland community over these last 15 years.
  • From 3:30-4:30, we will have sign-up for entry into the Nook giveaway at our e-reader table (open to Westland library card owners in good standing). Also learn more about our upcoming e-book lending program in partnership with OverDrive here.
  • What better way to finish a party but with cupcakes? From 3:30-4:30, everyone is welcome to attend our reception, complete with those sweet, delectable treats from Le Cakery and coffee from our local Biggby Coffee, and more jazz guitar from Jake Reichbart.

All community members are invited to help us celebrate 15 years of serving you. No RSVP necessary.

In addition to all the fun events on November 5th, we are showing Academy Award-nominees from 1996 on Tuesday afternoons throughout November. Check our Events calendar and look for Afternoon Classics for more information.

Nov 2, 2011
Library Closed for Veterans Day

The library will be closed Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.  The Friday night movie will be shown on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Nov 2, 2011
Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 6

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night!  You get an extra hour of sleep because Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am on Sunday, November 6.

Nov 2, 2011
National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Public Library of Westland will be holding events for teens and adults. The goal of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) is to write an entire novel (50,000 words) in one month, starting November 1st!

We're having a Kick-Off Event for teens and adults at the Biggby Coffee on Ford Road at 7pm tonight (Wed., October 26th). For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit the NaNoWriMo website or the Young Writers Program site. To see when the library is holding write-ins during the month of November, please go to our Adult Events and Teen Events pages.

Oct 26, 2011
PIggy Power!
Kindergarten Book Club--Piggy Power!


Join us as we romp around and listen to humorous   stories starring our favorite pink friends-pigs!  Prepare to get dirty during the edible craft. You might accidently get “mud” on you!

When: Saturday, October 22

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Children’s Activity Room

Specifics: Registration not required but due to limited space the first 16 children will be admitted.


Oct 20, 2011
Trick or Treat
Halloween Storytimes

Kids dress in your best costume and come listen to spooky (but not too spooky) stories and get tasty treats during the Trick or Treating after each Storytime. Mondays Family Storytime will also be followed by a craft.

  • Family Storytime: October 24 at 6:30 pm
  • Toddler Tales: October 25 at 10 & 11 am
  • Preschool Storytime: October 27 at 10:30 am
  • Babytime Storytime: October 29 at 10:30 am

Oct 19, 2011
"welcome" sign with colorful balloons
Welcome to Westland, Dr. Collins!

Dr. Sheila Collins recently started work as the new Director of the William P. Faust Westland Public Library. Dr. Collins has come to us by way of Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and the Lima Public Library in Ohio. Prior to earning her Master of Library and Information Science degree, Dr. Collins received her law degree (and before that, she owned and ran a dairy farm). Dr. Collins has a great love for libraries and is excited about our future. Meet Dr. Collins at our 15th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, November 5th.

Oct 1, 2011
Screenwriting Workshop

In addition to Writers Club and the Writers Workshop, we are adding a monthly Screenwriting Workshop for all patrons interested in learning more about writing for the big and small screens. Drew Tierney, a novelist and screenwriter, will lead our program. The first workshop will be on Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m. Sign up on our Events page or stop by the Reference Desk.

Oct 1, 2011

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