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June EVENTS

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Adult Programs

 
 
   
 
Adult Summer Reading Program
June 1-Sept. 3
Read with the library this summer! Count the number of books you read and complete activities to earn badges and prizes. The top 3 prizes this year include: The Grill Guru, a grilling cookbook, grill accessories, and prep and serve trays; The Book Maker, a bookbinding kit, playing cards featuring famous authors, and a bookshop puzzle; and The Personal Librarian, a personal library kit, Actually Curious Happy Hour cards, and a library puzzle. Register at westallislibrary.beanstack.org or stop by the Information Desk.
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Beyond the Desk: Pride Month Picks
June 1
Library staff members talk about books, resources, lifelong learning and what makes our community great in WAPL’s new podcast! Find out about stories that moved them—and that they hope will inspire you. In this third episode, librarian Sarah and library assistant Adam chat about terrific reads by LGBTQ+ authors. Listen at anchor.fm/beyondthedesk or wherever you listen to podcasts.  

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Nonfiction Book Club  
June 2 at 6:30pm 
Please join us for an outdoor discussion of Sierra Crane Murdoch’s Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll meet on Zoom. You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.

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Whole Body Wellness: Fresh Air Friday  
June 4 at 10am 
Join Susie Melott, of Yoga Is Served in West Allis, for 45 minutes of breath work, meditation and mindful movement outdoors! We’ll meet on the grass between the library parking lot and Library Square. Please bring your own yoga mat or a beach towel. Registration is recommended; walk-ups welcome. Register online or call (414) 302-8500. If the weather doesn't cooperate, our rain date is the same time the following Friday.

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Adult Lit Loot Subscription Box
June 15
Lit Loot is the library’s new subscription box for book lovers. Each free Lit Loot box is full of treats, surprises, and a handpicked book by a librarian. Pick up your Lit Loot box, enjoy, and return the book and the box—you keep the loot. This month’s theme is FAN-tastic Fiction! Register online or call (414) 302-8500. Registration begins June 1.
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Books & Coffee
June 19 at 10am
Please join us for an outdoor discussion of Melodie Winawer’s The Scribe of Siena. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll meet on Zoom. You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.
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Getting Crafty
June 21 at 6:30pm
Join us outdoors, weather permitting, for our Getting Crafty program! This month we are making wish bracelets. Craft kits will be available the evening of the program. If you registered but are unable to attend the program, your kit may be given to another patron. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be canceled, and the kits will be available for pickup at the Information Desk through the end of the month. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.
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Coloring Club  
June 23 at 6:30pm
Join us outdoors, weather permitting, for our Coloring Club program. We will provide the coloring pages and coloring utensils, and you can provide the coloring and creativity! Registration is not required; just stop on by.
 
 
 
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Nonfiction Book Club
July 1 at 6:30pm
Please join us for an outdoor discussion of Open Book by Jessica Simpson. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll meet on Zoom. You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.
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  Teen Programs (Grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted)  
 
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Teen Summer Reading Program
June 1-Sept. 3
Readers in grades 6-12 are challenged to read with the library this summer! Count the number of books you read, write book reviews, and complete activities to earn badges and prizes. Read 4 books to earn a free book. Read 8 books and earn coupons. And read 12 books to earn the second group of coupons. Do activities and write book reviews for extra entries in our grand prize drawing for gift cards. Register at westallislibrary.beanstack.org or stop by the Information Desk.
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Friday Fun
June 11 at 3pm
Friday Fun is back (with some changes)! We will meet outside for gaming fun. Bring a game, device or whatever you want to share. Register online or call (414) 302-8500. Registration begins June 4.
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Teen Lit Loot Subscription Box
June 15
Lit Loot is the library’s new subscription box for teens in grades 6-12. Each free Lit Loot box is full of treats, surprises, and a handpicked book by a librarian. Pick up your Lit Loot box, enjoy, and return the book and the box—you keep the loot. This month’s theme is FAN-tastic Fiction! Register online or call (414) 302-8500. Registration begins June 1.
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Camp Crafts
June 17 at 2pm
Meet us outside and tie-dye! Register online or call (414) 302-8500. If there is bad weather, you will get an email with kit pickup instructions as well as a link to a Zoom meeting. This event is for students going into grades 6-12. Registration begins June 3.
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Trivia
June 21
Every month there will be a new trivia theme. Trivia will be available on the teen blog and paper copies will be in the Teenspace. You have a week to submit your answers.
 
 
 
 
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Teen Book Club
June 25 at 10am
Bring a book and something to sit on, and we will read together outside! We’ll talk about what we are reading and what we want to read, too. Register online or call (414) 302-8500. Registration begins June 11.
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Dungeons & Dragons on Discord
June 26, 2-4pm (Discord)
Whether you are a level 5 bard or a newbie eager to learn, the library will offer an opportunity to band together on quests of epic proportions. Register online or call (414) 302-8500. Registration begins June 12. You will receive instructions in your email on how to join the adventure.
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Crafternoon
June 28, 11am-12:30pm
Meet us outside and create bead pet keychains! If it seems like there might be bad weather, we will have kits prepared by the next day for pickup. Register online or call (414) 302-8500. Registration begins June 14.
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Children’s Summer Reading Program
June 1-Sept. 3
Kids going into 6th grade or younger can log books or minutes read this summer. Earn coupon prize pack 1 after reading (or being read to) 10 books or 200 minutes. Coupon prize pack 2 is earned after reading an additional 10 books or 200 minutes. For every 10 books or 200 minutes read after that, children receive a raffle ticket, up to 20 raffle tickets. Each child who reads 100 books or 2,000 minutes by Sept. 3 receives a free book. Go to westallislibrary.beanstack.org or visit the Children’s Department to register. Prizes will be given out beginning June 21.
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Sensory Play
June 14 and June 28 at 10:30am
Each session we make sand, dough or other fun sensory material! We’ll play for a while, and then families can take their new play material home. All ages are welcome. Adults must remain with children for the duration of the program. Register online or call (414) 302-8502. All sessions take place outdoors, on the grassy area on the south side of the parking lot. If needed, there is a rain date in August.
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Take & Make Craft Kits
June 15, June 22 and June 29
Art Cart is back with take & make crafts. Crafts will be available at 10am, Tuesday mornings, while supplies last. Registration is not required. Limit one craft per child.
 
 
 
 
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Summer Storytime
June 15, June 22 and June 29 at 1pm
Kids 5 and under and caregivers, join us outside the library for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration is not required. Caregivers must stay with children for the duration of the program. In the event of inclement weather, a digital storytime will be available on the library's YouTube page.
 
 
 
 
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Miss Kim’s Amazing Animals
June 23 at 10am, 11:30am or 1pm
Have you ever wondered how a chinchilla takes a bath or what a bearded dragon likes to eat? Find these answers out and more when Miss Kim brings her amazing animals to the library. LIVE ANIMALS! Pick the time that works for you. All three are identical. Registration is not required. All programs take place outside of the library. In the event of inclement weather, programs will take place on Facebook Live.
 
 
 
 
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Live Music with Fox and Branch
June 30 at 10am, 11:30am or 1pm
Join us for this nationally known folk duo. A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. Kids get to sing, clap and dance. Pick the time that works for you. All three are identical. Registration is not required. All shows take place outside. In the event of inclement weather, programs will take place on Facebook Live.
 
 
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Staying Safe at the Library
The library hours have changed for summer! We are open Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm. We are closed Sundays. Please keep visits to 30 minutes or less. Limited onsite services are available, including browsing and checkout, copier and fax services, and reference services. Masks are required. A limited number of public computers are available. Computer time is limited to one hour and one login per day. Study rooms are not accessible. Limited seating is available, as is curbside service. For the most up-to-date information, visit our website. 
 
 
 
 
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