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Halloween Craft Program

Get ready for Halloween by creating a trick-or-treat bag at the West University Library on Wednesday October 27 at 3:15 PM. All supplies will be provided and children may use markers, stickers and glue-on shapes to customize their bags to collect candy.
This program is for ages 5 years and older.
 

West University Book Club-Book Selection for November 3

By Fire, By WaterTitle to be discussed: By Fire, By Water, by Mitchell James Kaplan.  Date of meeting: Wednesday November 3, 11:00a.m., at 6104 Auden.  Summary: “Debut novelist Kaplan depicts a turbulent period in 15th-century Spain, focusing on the story of Aragon’s royal chancellor… Deftly moves through a complex web of personal relationships, religious zeal and political fervor.”  Kirkus Reviews
 

West University Library-Book Club Selection for October 6

BlameTitle to be discussed: Blame, by Michelle Huneven.  Date of meeting:  Wednesday October 6, 11:00a.m., at 6104 Auden.  Summary: In this gripping tale, Huneven charts the parameters of guilt and how a young, wisecracking intellectual becomes a shadow of her former self. Patsy MacLemoore, a boozy history professor, is helping her boyfriend, Brice, take care of his niece, Joey, whose mother is undergoing cancer treatment.

Summer Reading Program Winner at WU

SRP winner

Yolanda Athaide is the winner of a $50 gift certificate from Amazon.  She succesfully completed ReaderNation, and her name was chosen from all the participants at West University Library.  This is the second year that Yolande has participated in the Adult SRP, along with her two children. She describes herself as a having been a big reader since she was a child, and her parents always said that she could never set a book down. These days she mainly reads children's books, so that she stays one step ahead of her children. Recently she enjoyed reading the young adult novel, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly.
Yolande plans on using her gift card to purchase a world history book for her family.
 

Summer Fun

 snakeman

We have had a wonderful summer at West University Library.  I would like to thank all the staff, volunteers, and of course all the participants of the summer reading programs for making this time such a success! 

West University Library-Book Club Selection for Septmeber 1

Cele KeeperTitle to be discussed:  It's Never Too Late To Grow Up, by Cele Keeper.  Date of meeting:  Wednesday September 1, 11:00 am, at 6104 Auden.  Special guest appearance by the author.  Summary: Take a very intimate journey with Cele through a landscape of relationships and a lifetime of personal development. Her observations tickle and touch, her frank and playful words evoke discoveries made in moments small and large, and love in its many guises is always close at hand.

Magic Behind the Magic

magic workshop

Everybody has seen a magic show, but seldom do you get the chance to see a magician reveal the secrets to his tricks.  Children had the opportunity to see how Mr. Immega works his magic, and even had the opportunity to try out some sleight of hand techniques!   

Toot! Toot!

hula hoop girls

The theme of this year's Summer Reading Program has been trains, and everyone had a great time last Wednesday partiicipating in train related games.  We had relay games of coal toss, pin the wheels on the train, and hula hoop train! Toot, toot!

Star Ferrets

ferrets

As always, the ferrets stole the show at their annual appearance at West University Library.  Children learned interesting facts about ferrets and how to care for them, and were even allowed to hold them.  The ferrets enjoyed their time on center stage, although I'm sure they enjoyed a good nap after the program! 

Fun with Trains

Come enjoy the fun of train - themed activities at the West University Library on Wednesday, July 21. We'll run several relay games of coal toss, hula hoop train and pin the wheel on the engine! This program is for children ages 4 to 11 years.
 

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