Library Closed Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Lurkey!West Slope Community Library will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 for Thanksgiving Day.

The library will close early at 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 26 (the day before Thanksgiving).

We will be open during our regular hours the rest of the week.

For more information about library closings, see the WCCLS list of closed dates for libraries.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


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Make a Game, Play a Game, Take a Game!

Drop in Saturday, November 15 between 12:30pm to 2:30pm for Make & Play, a fun game design workshop for all ages.

Participants will be given a brief introduction to game design and a handful of game pieces and then encouraged to create an original game from scratch. Once you have finished, you can share and teach your games, and whatever game components were used to create the game will be yours to keep. Everyone will be able to take home an original game of their own making!

International Games Day logoThe library will also have tables reserved for board game playing all day as part of International Games Day. Choose a title from our large lending library of board games or bring your own.

Light refreshments will be provided, and door prizes of games will be awarded throughout the day!

No registration required.

Questions? Please contact us.


Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Cady

Meet Bob Cady, one of West Slope Library’s amazing volunteers who give of their time and energy without asking for anything in return.

Bob CadyBob began his career as an Officer in the Navy and then moved into human resources, working for a number of major corporations. In his working life and his personal life, Bob has always lived by the rule imparted to him by his own father: “Finish what you start.” Although he has moved around a lot, he has managed to create a sense of community and belonging for himself, his family, and his neighbors in each city because of his kindness and warmth.

Bob considers himself a family man. He and his wife Jean raised two Eagle Scouts (quite an accomplishment when your family must frequently move from city to city!) who have grown into lifelong learners themselves. He stays connected with his family, helping his two sons with their businesses and caring for his grandchildren, who are the center of his life.

Even after retiring, Bob maintains a busy life, spending time with his grandchildren and keeping up on all his hobbies, like woodworking, skiing, biking, radio controlled models, and HAM radio operation. And, of course, he makes time to volunteer!

Bob helps check in and shelve materials, and he also works as a library tech volunteer, helping people learn how to use their digital devices and download ebooks. He loves gadgets and he loves working alongside people following his personal rule to see the task through to completion. The people who learn from him love his warmth and sympathetic approach. When asked why he chose to volunteer at the library, Bob says it’s his way to return the favor for all the benefits his kids and grandkids have received from the library.

The library is so fortunate to have volunteers like Bob who are willing to share their talents and their energy with others. This spirit of volunteerism is what makes the library such a welcoming place of opportunity for everyone in the community.

Interested in volunteering? Let us know!


Summer Reading Finale

Adult Summer Reading - TelescopeJoin us on Saturday, September 6 to celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2014!

We will have refreshments and games throughout the library. And there will be door prizes, of course!

This is an all-ages, drop-in event. No registration required.

Questions? Please contact us.