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February EVENTS

Adult Reference: (414) 302-8500

Children's Reference: (414) 302-8502

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All-Ages Programs

 
 
   
 
Winter Reading Program 
Now-Feb. 28
Our winter reading programs for all ages are back! Sign up now, and track your reading through Feb. 28. Register at westallislibrary.beanstack.org or in person. In addition to the grand prizes, you could win prizes as you tally your books or minutes read. Babies to readers in grade 5: Every 10 books or 200 minutes read earns an entry into the prize drawing, up to 50 books or 1,000 minutes. Readers in grades 6-12: For every two books you read, you'll be entered to win a prize. At four and eight books read, stop in the library for a prize! Readers 18 and older: Read four books to earn an entry into the prize drawing. At eight books, get another entry. Prizes include books and deluxe book bundles for each age group. Happy reading!
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Adult Programs

 
 
   
 
Beyond the Desk: Read Black Authors
Available now
Join librarians Sarah and Desirae for a discussion of fantastic fiction by black writers, including Brit Bennett, Dawnie Walton, Kiley Reid and Rachel Howzell Hall. Listen at anchor.fm/beyondthedesk or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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Nonfiction Book Club
Feb. 3 at 6:30pm
Please join us in the Constitution Room for a discussion of Untamed by Glennon Doyle. In Doyles memoir, she shares how she stopped striving to meet others expectations and started trusting her inner voice. You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk now. Registration recommended. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.

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Friday Film Club
Feb. 4 and Feb. 18 at 2pm
Enjoy a film select Friday afternoons in the Constitution Room. On Feb. 4, join us for a showing of Jungle Cruise, featuring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. On Feb. 18, watch Jennifer Hudson star as Aretha Franklin in Respect. Doors will open 15 minutes before the show, and we'll have room for the first 25 people who walk in. Masks required. Both movies are rated PG-13.

 

 
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Whole Body Wellness: Guided Meditation
Feb. 9 at 7pm
We'll experience a guided meditation technique called yoga nidra, which uses breath and body awareness to effortlessly enter a place of deep relaxation. Please come in comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, blanket and/or pillow if you like, since we'll practice lying down. If you aren't comfortable on the floor, you can choose to practice in a chair. We'll meet in the Constitution Room. Masks required. Registration recommended. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.

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Books & Coffee   
Feb. 19 at 10am 
Please join us in the Constitution Room for coffee and a discussion of These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card. The novel tells the story of a man who faked his death and assumed another identity for a fresh start. Near the end of his life, he decides to gather his family members and come clean. You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk now. No registration required.

 

 
 
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Coloring Club
Feb. 21 at 6:30-8pm
Join us in the Constitution Room 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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Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent
Feb. 24 at 3pm
Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam. Registration recommended. Register online or call (414) 302-8500.

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Getting Crafty
Feb. 28 at 6:30-8pm
Join us in the Constitution Room for crafty fun each month. This time we’ll create marbled nail polish mugs. Register online beginning Feb. 1 or call (414) 302-8500Take & Make kits will no longer be available.
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Nonfiction Book Club
March 2 at 6:30pm
Please join us in the Constitution Room for a discussion of I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. This true crime story follows one woman's search for the Golden State Killer. You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk now. Registration recommended. Register online beginning Feb. 3 or call (414) 302-8500.

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Teen Programs (Grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted)

 
 
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Winter Teen Discord Writers Club  
Now-Feb. 23  
This January and February head to Discord for writing prompts. Each week we'll post a prompt or activity for you to work on. Share your work, read what others have written, or just get advice! We'll post new prompts on Tuesdays, and you'll be able to share your responses. Join the library's teens-only Discord
 
 
 
 
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Anime Club
Feb. 1 at 6pm
Join us on for a watch party at the library! We’ll view anime favorites and discuss the manga you’re reading. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 14+. Registration is not necessary.  
 
 
 
 
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Friday Fun
Feb. 11 at 3:30-5pm 
Friday Fun is our monthly, teens-only program, where you can hang out at the library. We put out games, including the Nintendo Switch, as well as snacks and coloring sheets. Drop in for some or all of the time.  
 
 
 
 
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Dungeons & Dragons
Feb. 12 at 2-4pm
New and experienced players are welcome. Meet us in the Constitution Room for epic adventures. Join our WAPL Teen Discord to discuss characters or find out more program info! Register online or call (414) 302-8500.
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Life Skills
Feb. 22 at 6pm
Practical life lessons they don't teach in school. This month we'll focus on study skills. Register online beginning Feb. 8 or call (414) 302-8500.
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Pageturners
Feb. 25 at 4pm
Teen readers, this event is for you! Join us for an afternoon of book recommendations, hot cocoa and tea, and reading. At our first event, we'll take a little bit of time to decorate mugs to use at other meetings. Bring a book to read, or pick up one at the library before you come to the program.
     

 

 
  Children's Programs  
 
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Take & Make Art Cart
Tuesdays, Feb. 1-22
A new craft will be available each Tuesday when the library opens, while supplies last. Limit one per child.
 
 
 
 
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Lego Club
Feb. 5 at 2pm
Lego Club is back! Registered kids in grades K5 through 5th grade can free-build with our Legos. Then we'll display the creations in the Children's Department throughout the month. Register online or call (414) 302-8502.
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Homeschool Hangout
Feb. 10 at 1pm
This program is for kids ages 6-11. We'll make origami paper snowflakes, Perler bead snowflakes and 3-D snowflakes!  Register online or call (414) 302-8502.
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Wonderful Ones
Feb. 15 and 22 at 9:30am
This storytime is for children who are 9-23 months old and a caregiver. Each session includes age-appropriate songs, rhymes and books. Registration is required for each session, and can be done in person, online or by calling (414) 302-8502. Each session's registration opens seven days in advance. Masks are required for all participants aged 3 and older. In an effort to make programming available to the targeted age group for each program, we ask that you respect the programs' age limits and try to limit the number of additional adults and siblings, whenever possible.
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Toddling Time
Feb. 15 and 22 at 10:30am
This storytime is for children who are 24-35 months old and a caregiver. Each session includes age-appropriate songs, rhymes and books. Registration is required for each session, and can be done in person, online or by calling (414) 302-8502. Each session's registration opens seven days in advance. Masks are required for all participants aged 3 and older. In an effort to make programming available to the targeted age group for each program, we ask that you respect the programs' age limits and try to limit the number of additional adults and siblings, whenever possible.
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Staying Safe at the Library

We are open Monday-Thursday 9:30am-8:30pm, Friday and Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 1-5pm! Onsite services are available, including browsing and checkout, copier and fax services, and reference services. Masks are required. Computer time is limited to 90 minutes per day. Curbside service is still available. For the most up-to-date information, visit our website.

 
 
 
 
 
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