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May the 4th Be With You

Celebrate Star Wars Day at Westland Area Library at 4 p.m. Friday, May 4.

Join us for Star Wars themed Bingo with snacks and prizes.

All ages are welcome.

The Causes of the American Civil War

The causes of America’s bloodiest clash are complex and controversial. Please join local author, Jeffrey Owens for an overview of the ideals and events that lead to the American Civil War.

This program will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Grove City Library.

Westland Circulation Assistant

Westland Area Library is seeking an immediate part-time Circulation Assistant.

This is a 20-hour position. Flexibility in hours is required. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Library experience is desirable. Salary range: $9.36 -14.75/hr.


Margaret Peterson Haddix, Mindy McGinnis to visit Westland

In support of the annual Ohioana Book Festival, Ohio authors Mindy McGinnis and Margaret Peterson Haddix will visit Westland Area Library this month.

McGinnis will be at Westland at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9. Haddix will be there at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

Both visits are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

McGinnis won the Edgar Award for Young Adult Fiction with her novel "A Madness So Discreet." She also wrote the post-apocalyptic novels "Not a Drop to Drink" and "In a Handful of Dust" as well as the contemporary "The Female of the Species," the psychological thriller "This Darkness Mine," and the fantasy duo of "Given to the Sea" and "Given to the Earth." She also works as an assistant teen librarian and is a graduate of Otterbein University with a degree in English Literature and Religion.

Haddix has written more than 40 books for children and teens, including the "Shadow Children" series, the "Missing" Series, the "Children of Exile" series, "Running Out of Time," "Double Identity," and "The Palace Chronicles." She is a New York Times best selling author, and she has received the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award, American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations, and numerous state reader’s choice awards. She is a graduate of Miami University with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing, and history.

The 2018 Ohioana Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215. It is a free event open to the public, no registration required.

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