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Banned Books Week 2021

Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, October 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

According to the American Library AssociationBanned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

National Voter Registration

National Voter Registration
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 11:08am
First Floor

West Library is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner.  We have Tarrant County Voter Registration Applications available.  Stop by to grab yours, and then drop it in the mail. You can find eligibility requirements here.

T-shirt Giveaway!

outline of west library with words that read "welcome back rams! Eunice & James L. West Library Fall 2021 Grand Reopening"
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Front Patio of Library

We'll be giving away free T-shirts to celebrate the reopening of our building!  See you in front of the Library on Tuesday, Sept. 14 during the free period!


*Extra shirts will be available at the Circulation Desk after 7 p.m.  

National Library Week 2019

National Library Week 2019
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:00am
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:00am
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 8:00am
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 8:00am
West Library

Join West Library in celebrating National Library Week starting April 8 - 11, 2019. National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise.

Mitchell-Reed featuring Dr. Kendra Weddle

Dr. Kendra Weddle
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Orientation room

The Eunice and James L. West library hosts a Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners lecture featuring Dr. Kendra Weddle at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Library Orientation room. Dr. Weddle will present “Building Bridges: Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Friends.”

Mitchell-Reed Artist Talk

Love Removal Machine MItchell-Reed
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio

The Eunice and James L. West Library hosts the second Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners artist lecture. It will be held in the gallery in Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio.

Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Christmas tree decorating contest
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
1st floor

The annual West Library Christmas Tree Decorating Contest is upon us!

1. Pick up a tree at the Circulation Desk starting Nov. 1 - 30.  Trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

2. Decorate the tree to fit into one of these categories –

International Games Day

International Games Day
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
First Floor

Did you know that gaming can be a great way to socialize, improve multi-tasking skills, enhance memory, and learn new things?  West Library joins thousands in celebrating the popularity and power of games and play!  International Games Day is from noon - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 on the first floor of West Library.

Join us at the library for an afternoon of fun and games!  Tabletop games of all kinds will be featured.  Do you have a game that you never have enough people to play with? Bring it with you! Sit down, have a snack, and join in some hilarity!

West Library 30th Anniversary Celebration

West Library 30th anniversary celebration
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
West Library

On October 25th, from 11:30-1:30 ,The Eunice and James L. West Library will celebrate its 30th birthday. The celebration, which marks the 30th anniversary of the library’s formal opening and Dedication on October 21, 1988, will take place on the 1st floor of the library just inside the front doors. Cake will be served, while supplies last!

The Eunice and James L. West Library is named in honor of the late Eunice and James L. West of Fort Worth.  It is only the second building constructed by Texas Wesleyan specifically for library services.

Register to Vote

Your vote counts, CC BY 3.0,
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
In front of Library

Tarrant County Elections will be outside the Library during the free period on Thursday, Oct. 4 to help you register to vote.