March 2020                           

 
 

Happening @ the Library this month:

Art Cart
 

• Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 6:30 - 8 PM

7 Reasons People Run Out of Money: How to Create a Personal Pension Plan

• Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 PM

Coloring Club

• Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 - 8 PM

Hora de Cuentos y Canciones

• Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10 - 10:30 AM

Switch Gaming for Kids

• Friday, March 6 from 3:30 - 5 PM

Lego Club

• Saturday, March 7 from 2 - 3 PM

Leisure Learners

• Mondays, March 9 & 23 at 10 AM

Anime Club (Teen Event)

• Monday, March 9 from 6 - 7 PM

Random Fandom: K-Pop

• Thursday, March 12 from 6:30 - 8 PM

Tech One-on-One: Cell Phones

• Friday, March 13 from 10 AM - 1 PM & Tuesday, March 24 from 5 - 7:30 PM

Cookies and Pi

• Saturday, March 14 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM

No School Movie: Frozen 2

• Monday, March 16 at 2:30 PM

Friday Fun (Teen Event)

• Friday, March 20 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Books & Coffee: The Book of Lost Things

• Saturday, March 21 10 AM

Dungeons & Dragons Meet-Up (Teen Event)

• Saturday, March 21 from 2 - 3:30 PM

Getting Crafty: Book Weight

• Monday, March 23 from 7 - 8:30 PM

Homeschool Hangout: Earthquakes!

• Thursday, March 26 from 1 - 2 PM

Life Skills for Teens: Budgeting

• Thursday, March 26 from 6:30 - 8 PM

Crafternoon (Teen Event)

• Friday, March 27 from 4 - 5 PM

Game Table

• Saturday, March 28 from 9 AM - 5 PM

              

  CountyCat Mobile App

Have you downloaded our updated app? 

CountyCat Mobile is Milwaukee County's library app that allows you to search the catalog, maintain your account, and get information from the public libraries in the system while on the go.

How to get the app:

1. Search for "CountyCat Mobile" in your app store and download the app.

2. Click on "My Account" and log in with your library card number and PIN number.

3. Start using the app to browse for titles, place items on hold, and to generate your barcode to check out items at the library!

Still have questions? Feel free to ask for help at the reference desk!

 

                      

     
 
 
        Adult Programs
 

 

 

 7 Reasons People Run Out of Money: How to Create a Personal Pension Plan. 

Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 PM

Join Art Miller, president of Capital Preservation Strategies, as he shares with us why the old rules of generating retirement income no longer work and how to fix it. He'll present the current wisdom on income producing strategies that increase with inflation, whether taxable or tax-free income for life is better, and how to create a retirement plan that succeeds during weak and strong economies. Registration is not required.

 

Coloring Club 

Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Join us for this drop-in style program. We provide the coloring pages and materials, you provide the creativity! No registration required.

 

  Leisure Learners 

Monday, March 9 at 10 AM: Animals with Cameras (DVD Presentation)

In this DVD presentation, get ready to enter the world of giant Devil Rays, Gray Wolves, and the Brown Bear. 

Monday, March 23 at 10 AM: Haunted New Orleans

Come and hear Beth Waschow from OSHER give the inside scoop on the stories of New Orleans mysterious hauntings! 

 

 Tech One-on-One: Cell Phones 

Friday, March 13 from 10 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, March 24 from 5 - 7:30 PM 

Frustrated with your cell phone? Stop by and we will help you troubleshoot problems and answer your questions. Sign up for a 25-minute session by calling 414-402-8500 or stopping by the Reference Desk. Registration opens the day-of and is first come, first served.

 

Books & Coffee 

Saturday, March 21 at 10 AM

Join us for a cup of coffee and a book discussion! This month we will be discussing The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. A limited number of book copies will be available at the library beginning one month prior to the book club date. To receive updates and reminders, call 414-302-8500 and ask to join our Books & Coffee email list. Registration is not required.

 

 Getting Crafty 

Monday, March 23 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

This month's project is a book weight. All supplies will be provided. Each session is limited to 25 participants, ages 18 and up. Registration is required and begins on March 9 at 9 AM. Register online HERE or call (414) 302-8500.

 

Game Table 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Allis Public Library

Saturday, March 28 from 9 AM - 5 PM

Tabletoppers unite! For casual players, avid tabletop pros, and everyone in between, our library has a space for you to connect with other gamers! Meet local gaming group, The West Allis Area Gamers. Feel free to bring a favorite game to play, or drop in and join! This event is for patrons ages 15 and up and registration is not required.

 
        Teen Programs
 
 

Teen Anime Club 

Monday, March 9 from 6 - 7 PM

Join us for a hands-on activity, chat, and viewing of anything ANIME! Whether you already love anime or are new and want to be introduced to some of the greats, this event is for you. This month, we are watching Sword Art Online. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 14+. Cosplay is encouraged, however no weapons please. Registration is not required. 

 

 Random Fandom: K-Pop 

Thursday, March 12 from 6:30 - 8 PM

Whether you are a die hard fan of groups like EXO and BTS, or just want to know what the deal with K-Pop is, come join us for a night of fandom fun. We'll have games, crafts, and other K-Pop activities for fans in grades 4 - 12. Registration is not required.

 

Friday Fun! 

Friday, March 20 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Come hang out with us at the library! We'll have games, including our Nintendo Switch, coloring sheets, and snacks. Friday Fun is a drop-in program for patrons in grades 6 - 12. You are welcome to stay for all two hours, or just hang out for a bit! Feel free to bring your own Nintendo Switch controller or age appropriate game! Registration is not required.

 

 Dungeons & Dragons Meet-Up 

Saturday, March 21 from 2 - 3:30 PM

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. This program is only for teens in grades 6 - 12. Registration is required. Register online HERE or call (414) 302-8500.

 

Life Skills for Teens: Budgeting, Banking, and Saving  

Thursday, March 26 from 6:30 - 8 PM

Teens, are you wondering what skills might help you be an adult? Then join us for one or all sessions of this special Life Skills for Teens series. This month, learn some skills to help you spend your money wisely and save for the future. Registration is not required.

 

 Crafternoon 

Friday, March 27 from 4 - 5 PM

Join us once a month to create something you get to take home to enjoy! This month, we are making circle weavings. This program is only for teens in grades 6 - 12. Registration is required, but there is no limit. Register online HERE or call (414) 302-8500.

 

 

 

   Children's Programs

 

We have storytimes for ages 0-5! Registration is required. You can register HERE, call (414) 302-8502, or stop by the children's reference desk.

Wonderful Ones (9 - 23 months)

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, & 25 at 9:30 AM

Toddling Time (24 - 35 months)

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, & 25 at 10:30 AM

Storytime After Dark (0 - 5 years)

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 at 6:30 PM

Preschool Power (3 - 5 years)

March 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, & 30/31 Mondays at 10 AM OR Tuesdays at 1:30 PM 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

       

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10 -  10:30 AM

Children 5 and under and caregivers can join us for a bilingual storytime in Spanish and English. Registration is not required.

 

                                          

 Art Cart  

Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 6:30 - 8 PM

All ages are welcome! Children 6 and under must have an adult with them. Join us for a weekly craft, while supplies last! Registration is not required.

 

 Switch Gaming for Kids  

Friday, March 6 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Kids in grades 1 - 5 can come play on the Library's Nintendo Switch! Each session we will play a specific game. This month's game is Mario Kart 8 (rated E) and kids will take turns rotating to play! Switch Gaming is a drop-in program, so kids can stay for the entire program or just a bit. Registration is not required.

 

Lego Club  

Saturday, March 7 from 2 - 3 PM

Join our Lego Club for kids in grades K5 and up. Make Lego creations that will be exhibited in the Children's Dept. display case. The Library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination! This event is free, and all Legos must remain in the Library. Registration is not required.

 

 Cookies and Pi 

Saturday, March 14 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Join us for a drop-in program where we'll investigate what pi is, have a fun art project, and eat cookies. Registration is not required.

 

No School Movie  

Frozen 2 (rated PG; 1 hr. 43 min.)

Monday, March 16 at 2:30 PM

All ages are welcome! Children 6 and under must have an adult with them. Kids are welcome to bring a blanket or pillow. Registration is not required.

 

 Homeschool Hangout: Earthquakes!  

Thursday, March 26 from 1 - 2 PM

Learn about earthquakes in this session by building a structure out of Legos and seeing if it can survive an earthquake. This program is for homeschooled children ages 5 - 11 and their families. Registration is not required.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                          

   
 

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Adult Information Desk:        (414) 302-8500

Children's Information Desk: (414)302-8502

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Phone: (414) 302-8503

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