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Polar Express and more…
Thursday, Dec 10, 6:00 - 8:30
Come for the movie, stay for the surprise guest - and bring your wish list to share!
Register in Youth Dept, 708-562-3573.

The Art of Graphics: for all ages
Saturday, December 12, 2:00
Chicago comic and storyboard artist, Rick Lundeen, shares his craft with drawing and storytelling. Register in Youth Dept,

Youth Winter Reading Clubs are here!
December thru January 30.
For Preschool through Grade 8.
Register in Youth Dept (708-562-3573) and start winning prizes!

Chess Tournament: grades 1-12
Tuesday, Dec 29, 1:00 - 5:00

Non-rated, four rounds-G/30. Limit 24, registration required - register in Teen Dept, 708-562-3573.

LInk to SWAN, the Library's online catalog
This is the address for our catalog, containing materials in the Westchester Public Library and more than 75 public libraries in the west and southern suburbs. Bookmark it on your computer or mobile device for easy access. As always, we encourage you to bring your library card to check out materials.

Patrons with mobile devices may find this app easier for accessing our catalog.
Click here for instructions for both iOS and Android devices. App is available in your device's app store.

Canterbury Tales
The Library's oral history project to develop a collection of interviews with residents on living in Westhchester through the years.
Click here for information on how you can participate.

Veterans History Project
Library of Congress project to collect firsthand accounts of mlitary service. Click here to learn how to participate.

Museum Adventure Pass
Free passes to select museums and cultural institutions throughout metro Chicago. See website for a current list of participating institutions and conditions of each pass, which vary by institution.
Adult patron must present his / her valid Westchester Public Library card to obtain a pass. Only one pass is available to a family/household at a time.

Friends of the Library
For news and events, click here.

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Westchester Livability Survey
Help the Village assess resources and service needs to help residents stay in their homes as they age. Copies available at the Village Hall, Library and other locations, but residents can also take the survey online. For more information, click here.
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Axis 360 - The Library's newest ebook collection for downloading to your ereader, portable device or home pc. Patrons log in with their barcode and SWAN pin. See also these help sheets: Blio Android,
Blio combined IOS & Android
, Blio IOS,
Blio Kindle (tablets only)

MyMediaMall - eAudiobooks, eBooks and
eVideos to download to your ereader, portable device or home pc. Patrons log in with their barcode and SWAN pin.

Mango Languages - Foreign language instruction online - including English !

TumbleBookLibrary online collection of animated, talking picture books.

Job hunters: Click the "Business" tab for links & handouts to help your job search.

WiFi Access configuration information for laptop users