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September EVENTS

Adult Reference: (414) 302-8500

Children's Reference: (414) 302-8502

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Adult Programs

 
 
   
 
Adult Summer Reading Program
Now-Sept. 3
Be sure to pick up your prizes by Sept. 3! 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: Q&A With Lauren Fox
Sept. 1
In this episode of WAPL’s podcast, Sarah chats with Lauren Fox, local author of Send for Me, which follows four generations of women from 1930s Germany to contemporary Milwaukee. Fox shares what it was like to have her novel, inspired by family letters, picked as a Read With Jenna book and answer readers’ questions on the TODAY show. Listen at anchor.fm/beyondthedesk or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Nonfiction Book Club  
Sept. 2 at 6:30pm 
Please join us for an outdoor discussion of the beautifully written and candid memoir Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. It follows the journalist as he researches every avenue of treatment that could save his son from addiction. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll meet on Zoom. Pick up your free copy at the Information Desk when you register for the program. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.

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Books & Coffee
Sept. 18 at 10am
Please join us for an outdoor discussion of Darcey Bell's A Simple Favor, a thriller about a single mother whose life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes. You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.
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Coloring Club 
Sept. 20 at 6-7:30pm 
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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Getting Crafty 
Sept. 27 at 6-7:30pm 
Join us outside the library for our free monthly craft. This month we will make origami boxes! In the case of inclement weather, Take & Makes will be available at the Information DeskRegister online or call (414) 302-8500.
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Nonfiction Book Club
Oct. 7 at 7pm
Please join us for an outdoor discussion of All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung. Exploring the complexities of transracial adoption, this memoir tells the story of the author's search for her birth parents while she expects her own child. You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk now. Register online or call (414) 302-8500 beginning Sept. 2.
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  Teen Programs (Grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted)  
 
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Teen Summer Reading Program
Now-Sept. 3
Pick up your prizes by 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
Sept. 17 at 3:30-5pm
We will meet outside for game fun. Bring a game, device or whatever you want to share. If the weather is bad, we will reschedule for the following Friday. No registration required. Follow us on Instagram and Discord for updates! 
 
 
 
 
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Dungeons & Dragons on Discord
Sept. 18 at 2-4pm (Discord)
Meet us on Discord for a virtual game experience. New and experienced players are welcome. You will receive instructions in your email on how to join the adventure after registration. This program is for teens ages 13-19. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.
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Life Skills: Job Interview Tips
Sept. 21 at 6pm
This program for teens in grades 6-12 offers practical life lessons that they don’t teach in school. The life skills we will discuss this month are job interview tips. If the weather is bad, we’ll send out a Zoom link to everyone registered. Register online or call (414) 302-8500. Follow us on Instagram and Discord for updates!
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Crafternoon: Emoji Jar
Sept. 23 at 6pm
Join us outside to create a fun emoji jar to take home. If the weather is bad, we will have take-home kits available the following day for pickup. Register online or call (414) 302-8500. Follow us on Instagram and Discord for updates! This program is for teens in grades 6-12.
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Teen Book Club
Sept. 25 at 2pm
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. Registration is not required; just stop on by.
     
 
 
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Children’s Summer Reading Program
Now-Sept. 3
Pick up your prizes by 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.
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Sensory Play
Aug. 30 & Sept. 20 at 10am
This outdoor program is for kids ages 0-5, with a caregiver. Preschoolers and toddlers, join us for some messy fun. Each session, we will make a new sensory concoction to play with. Register to make chalk paint. Register to make wonder dough. You may also call (414) 302-8502 to register. All sessions take place outdoors, on the grassy area on the south side of the parking lot.
 
 
 
 
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Toddler Time
Tuesdays, Aug. 31-Sept. 28 at 10am
This outdoor storytime is for kids ages 0-2, with a caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration is not required. Caregivers must stay with children for the duration of the program.
 
 
 
 
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Storytime
Wednesdays, Sept.1-29 at 1pm
This outdoor program is for kids ages 3-6, with a caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration is not required. Caregivers must stay with children for the duration of the program.
 
 
 
 
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Storytime Before Dark
Wednesdays, Sept. 1-29 at 6pm
This outdoor program is for kids ages 0-5, with a caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Registration is not required. Caregivers must stay with children for the duration of the program.
 
 
 
 
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Take & Make Art Cart
Tuesdays, Sept. 7-28
A new craft will be available each Tuesday when the library opens, while supplies last. Limit one per child.
 
 
 
 
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Homeschool Hangout
Sept. 16 at 1pm
This program is for kids ages 6-12. Join us outdoors to make your own solar oven and try to make s’mores. Register online or call (414) 302-8502.
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Library Makers
Sept. 16 at 6pm
This program is for kids in grades 1-5. Join us outdoors to make your own solar oven and try to make s’mores. Register online or call (414) 302-8502.
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Library Makers to Go: Yarn Weaving Kit
Sept. 30 starting at 1pm
Kids in grades 1-5 can pick-up a yarn weaving kit starting at 1pm, while supplies last.
 
 
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Staying Safe at the Library
We are open Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm. We are closed Sundays. 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 per day. Curbside service is still available. For the most up-to-date information, visit our website. 
 
 
 
 
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