Hard Lessons Learned: TarawaAdmiral Nimitz continued his drive across the Central Pacific in November of 1943 with the invasion of Tarawa. The US Marines suffered 3351 casualties in 76 hours of fighting for an island half the size of New York's Central Park. Did mistakes in the planning and execution of this invasion contribute to such heavy losses? Join MSgt Stephen Walter, USMCR (Ret.) for a brief film and insight into the controversy.Grove City Library Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn a new language with Mango!Join us to learn the basics of the free Mango Languages database and take the first steps to learning the language of your choice.Grove City LibrarySaturday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.
Guadalcanal: America’s First Offensive Action in World War IIThe battle for the island of Guadalcanal marked the initial offensive action in the South Pacific against the Japanese. The Marines landed on August 7, 1942 for what would be a series of horrendous land and sea battles for the control of the island's airstrip. MSgt Stephen Walter, USMCR (Ret.) hosts this presentation, which will include a film and discussion of this turning point in World War II.Grove City Library Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.
America's Bloodiest DayGeneral Robert E. Lee invaded Maryland in September of 1862, precipitating the Battle of Antietam. In two hours, total casualties for the Union and the Confederate armies exceed 23,000. Join MSgt Stephen Walter, USMCR (Ret.) for a brief film and a discussion of the battle that led to the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.Grove City Library Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
An opportunity to disconnect from the TV and other distractions to spend quality time with family and friends. Join us for your favorite board games or come and learn a new game. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Snacks and treats included. No registration required.Westland Area LibraryWednesdays at 6:00 p.m.June 11, 25, July 9, 30, August 13, 27
Looking for a place to hang out, make friends or just relax? We’ve got the Place! We provide the space, supplies, snacks and a fun activity each month. All programs are Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. Grades 6 - 12.Westland Area LibrarySummer Dates:June 18 & 25 July 9 & 16August 13 & 20
The Recycled Library @ Your LibraryJoin us and make some crafts from discarded books.Westland Area LibrarySaturdays at 2:00 p.m.June 21 - Make a Kindle Keeper or Kindle Cover from discarded book covers. July 19 - Have fun making drink coasters out of old road maps and atlases.August 16 - Be creative—make Book Page Mason jar candles.
Need help with your resume? Representatives from New Directions Career Center, specialists in career development, will be on hand for this resume review.Registion required. Call 878-1301, ext. 239.Bring your resume in print or on disc or create one at the library.Computers and library resources will be available.Bring a flash drive to save your work or buy one for $5.00.Westland Area LibraryThursdays, 10:00 a.m.-noonJune 5 and August 7
For knitters, crocheters, and other fiber enthusiasts. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. All levels of experience are welcome. Beginners will be guided by more experienced knitters. Bring your current projects or start a new one.Some yarn will be provided, but please bring your own knitting needles or crochet hooks. Age 13 and up. Westland Area LibraryMondays at 6:30 p.m. April 14 and 28, May 12
Wee Reads (Ages newborn - 24 months)This is a special storytime for the youngest children. First, we will share short, interactive books, rhymes and songs. Then, babies will have time to play with blocks, balls, and other toys. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved and have an exciting time. Program will last approximately 20 minutes with social and playtime afterwards. No registration required.Westland Area LibraryWednesdays at 10:30 a.m.March 19, April 2, 16, & 30
Nursery Rhyme Preschool Storytime (ages 4-6 years)Please join us for stories, songs, finger plays, crafts, and other activities geared especially for preschoolers. This is a wonderful way to introduce your child to early literacy skills and get them excited about reading. No registration required.Westland Area LibraryThursdays at 10:30 a.m., March 6 -April 24
Toddle Time Tuesdays (ages 2-3 years)Toddle on over to the library every Tuesday for a series of programs to get toddlers excited about books and reading! With stories, games and easy crafts, your toddler will be introduced to the love of reading! No registration required.Westland Area LibraryTuesdays at 10:30 a.m., March 4 -April 22