WPL LIBRARY NEWS
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WESTCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY'S
2015 BULWER-LYTTON FICTION CONTEST
is now accepting your entries:
Click on the link above to access an entry form and submit your best
dreadful opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels. Enter as
often as you wish for any genres that you wish. Please enter before April 1.
CALLING ALL PORTER COUNTY POETS
The Board of Brick
Street Poetry Inc., has invited the patrons of the Westchester Public Library to participate in the Indiana
Bicentennial commission-approved Indiana “Birthday Book” and to submit a
poem about our county for possible publication. Submit your entries:
Hoopla is the newest member of
Westchester Public Library’s virtual library that is accessible via the library’s
website. Westchester Township resident patrons
may now instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more around the clock.
This new digital service makes
available thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks, and more, from Hollywood blockbusters to
best-selling artists and authors – hits as well as the hard-to-find and niche items.
Hoopla’s website and sign up with your library card number. It’s easy and it’s
VISIT OUR VIRTUAL LIBRARY
We have eBooks for all ages,
audiobooks, streaming classic and independent films, digital
magazines, streaming read-a-longs, and language lessons all
available for you:
COMPUTER CLASSES AND
We offer a variety of new basic computer classes. Visit our Bits and Bytes site for our course descriptions, course schedule, and resources such as course
slide shows. You can use this site to register for a course at least 14 days before a course is
We also have a "drop in" Tech Help Desk with our experts standing by
to field your computer and technology questions. Please view the Library Calendar for dates and
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALES
Sale Sort - April 11, 2015
Friends Preview Sale - April 17, 2015
Public Sale - April 18 & 19, 2015
Sale Sort - October 10, 2015
Friends Preview Sale - October 16,
Fall Book Sale - October 17 -
If you have items to donate for our sales, please bring them to the lobby of the
Thomas Library. Volunteers are needed to help sort materials the week before the sale begins
The Board of the Friends voted to ban the use of electronic scanning devices at their
book sales. The devices are often used by for-profit dealers to mine our sale stock for the most valuable titles
and our Friends want our sales to benefit as many of our regular library patrons as possible.
Book sale proceeds are used for programming expenses, refreshments, and for staff
and volunteer recognition events.
A Friends Membership Application is here.
E-READERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR
Explore the latest in new technology. The library has a collection of
e-readers (Nooks) preloaded with collections of hundreds of e-books that are available for borrowing. The readers
have different genre collections such as best sellers, mysteries, romances, westerns, and horror and the fantasy.
The readers circulate to adults for a loan period of 2 weeks and new titles are going to be added to the readers
each month. Inquire at the circulation desk at the Thomas Library for more details.