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Our first event, the "Let's Talk" session on September 25, was a spirited exchange of memories of Westchester -- and our second event was a hospitality table on Sunday, September 27 to celebrate the anniversary of the Library's first day we opened on Canterbury Street. But mark your calendars for the best anniversary event scheduled for November 7:

Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 am
A special panel discussion with people who know our community well: Sam Pulia, Kathy Graham, Shirley Slanker, Patricia Reaves and Jack Doyle.

Handwriting Analysis
Sunday, October 18, 2:00 pm
What does your handwriting say about you? With Dr. Sharon Kissane of Kissane Communications. Due to limited seating, advance registration required. Contact Adult Dept 708-562-3573.

This is the new 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. Thank you for your patience!

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
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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