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Local History Collection has Moved

The Local History Collection has moved from the short reference stacks.  The high school yearbooks and the city council meeting DVDs are now located next to the test books in the new book section.  All other local history reference material has been moved to the tall reference shelves.

Jun 11, 2011
Susan
Park & Read

We are participating in the "Park & Read" program again this year.  Stop by the Circulation desk and check out a free pass to a Michigan park.  This program is brought to us by the Department of Natural Resources, the Library of Michigan, Macy's and the Hammock company.  Get more details here.

Jun 1, 2011
Kristy
Summer Concerts are here!

The 2011 Summer Concert Series is ready and rarin' for another fun-filled time out at the Library Pavilion. Starting on June 16th with Westland's own Waco Country Band and running through August 11th with Toppermost Beatles Tribute band, we have some great evenings of music ahead for you. Also in June, we have the Gratitude Steel Band bringing their Caribean dance rhythms on June 23rd, and Stolen Moments bringing their soft and smooth sounds on June 30th. Check our Events Calendar for a full schedule or stop at the Circulation Desk for a copy.

All concerts are on Thursdays again this year and go from 7-8:30 p.m. A 50-50 Raffle benefitting the Friends of the Westland Public Library will occur at each concert. Limited seating available, so bring a chair if you have one. In case of bad weather, we'll go inside the library. See you on Thursdays!

May 27, 2011
Andy
TRACES: German POWs in the Midwest, 1943-46

The TRACES Bus-eum exhibit, German POWs in the Midwest, is in our parking lot today. Learn about the 380,000 German soldiers, their treatment, and the American friends they made during the Second World War. You can also watch a 20 minute documentary in the bus's built-in theater. This free exhibit is open from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and also from 4 - 7 p.m. Handicap parking available.

May 24, 2011
Andy
New Adult Graphic Novels Collection

The Library now has a small (but growing) adult graphic novel collection.  Titles include Stephen King's Dark Tower series, Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake and many others.  There are also non-fiction titles available.  All items are located at the beginning of the adult fiction section.

May 23, 2011
Susan
New Location for Special Collections

We have finished some rearranging and shifting of the adult fiction area.  At the beginning of the fiction section you will now find the ESL, foreign language fiction, and the adult graphic novel collections.  The large print collection has been spaced so it is easier to find items.

May 22, 2011
Susan

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