Library News

Reading Help for Adults

Do you know an adult who has difficulty reading? They aren't alone. In the United States there are 30 million adults who can’t read well enough to understand a newspaper article at the eighth grade level or fill out a job application. We are currently recruiting tutors to start an adult literacy program at the library. Please stop by the reference desk or give us a call at 734-326-6123 and ask for Kristy.

Feb 25, 2011
Looking for free assistance with tax preparation?

Looking for tax preparation help? We’ve put together a list of places that in Wayne County that offer free assistance with tax preparation. Some assistance is only available on certain days, at certain times, or for certain populations (senior citizens, low income, etc.), or requires an appointment, so please contact the reference desk (734-326-6123) for more information.

Feb 17, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day from the Westland Public Library

Curious about the history of Valentine's Day? Though there are many theories as to the origin of the holiday, Valentine's Day has been celebrated since long before greeting card companies began creating their own special days gift-giving occasions ("Hallmark Holidays").  To learn more about the history of Valentine's day, check out the History Channel's Valentine's Day page containing the three most widely-accepted origin tales (Saint Valentine was a priest who was executed for marrying soldiers to their sweethearts, he was a priest who saved Christians from Roman prisons, or he was a prisoner who sent love letters to the woman who visited him during his confinement) and related articles and videos.

Feb 14, 2011
Teen Video Game Tournament

Join us for our second Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament for teens! The tournament starts at 4 PM this afternoon, so be sure to check in by that time if you want to participate. Small prizes available for the individual tournament date winners and a big prize awarded to the overall tournament champ (points accumulated over all three tournament dates). Round 1 starts tonight. Other dates for the tournament: March 10 and April 7.

Feb 3, 2011
Tax forms are here!

State and federal tax forms have beaten the big snow storm and made it to the library. Just visit the lobby to pick yours up. Note: the Federal 1040 booklets have not arrived; we are expecting them in mid-February.

Feb 1, 2011
Federal Tax Forms

We just received word that the paper versions of the Federal Tax forms will not be here until mid- to late-February. If you would like to download and print the forms off the internet, you can go to: 


As for the State of Michigan, we have not yet heard when the paper forms will be in. You can print them up from their website here.

Jan 26, 2011
Westland Residents: Water Boil Alert through Wednesday

After five water main breaks in the city this weekend, residents in the area north of Palmer Road, south of Glenwood Road, west of Wildwood Road and east of Merriman Road are advised to boil tap water before consuming it during the next 48 hours.

Jan 25, 2011
Dinner and a Movie

Our 1st attempt at hosting a Dinner and a Movie was a big success! We had 45 attendees enjoying fine Italian cuisine from Marvasos such as Cherry Chicken Farfalle and Chicken Marsala. Eat Pray Love was an ideal movie pairing for a lovely night. Check us out next month when the mind-bending action heats up with Best Picture-nominee, Inception, with food catered by Westland's own, Alexander the Great BBQ. Tickets ($10/each) will go on sale for that program on Sunday, January 30th.

Jan 25, 2011

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