Hoopla MEGAPACKS

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Sometimes, when you find an author you really like, there's nothing better than just sitting down and reading as much as you can by that author, one title after another.…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library is pleased to welcome back the Community of Fine Arts Show presented by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council. The Community of Fine Arts Show displays art from…

The Universal Monsters

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I'm a big fan of classic horror and the grouping of films about the Universal Monsters are my favorites. Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man...I can't get enough of these big…

My Garden of a Thousand Bees

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My Garden of a Thousand Bees will be screened at Westlake Porter Public Library on August 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Before and after the screening, take part in family…

The Classic of the Month: Beloved

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Not all ghost are found in horror stories. And sometimes, that horror runs so deep that it's not even scary anymore...just a sickening numbness that leaves you unable to cry.…

Seaworthy Summer Stories

Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-Stein is a coming of age tale that finds three thirty-somethings back for the summer season in their hometown of Sea Point, a quaint and…

STEAM Week Project: Salt Paintings

Salt paintings really pop on dark backgrounds. This multi-colored heart was painted on black construction paper. Salt is a very familiar ingredient in the kitchen. There are hardly any recipes,…

Sea Shanties

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Today in STEAM Week’s “Oceans of Possibilities,” we will be looking at “A” for the “ARRRRRts!”  They’re all over TikTok: sea shanties! Also spelled “chanties” or “chanteys,” they are work…

Poetry of the Sea

Get swept away with these beautiful poems, featured in the following books of poetry. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Complete Poems by Samuel Taylor…

Egg Drop Challenge

The last two years saw the annual WPPL Egg Drop Challenge as a streamed event. This year, we are back in person and the splatters will be heard live in…

STEAM Week: Sand and Shells

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My favorite place in the world has to be the beach. The warmth of the morning, the heat of the afternoon, and the cool of the night--it's always a lovely…

Read It, Make It : Fish Suncatcher

Discover the joy of generosity in friendship with the book The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister then make a beautiful rainbow fish suncatcher. Maybe you could even show your own…

Take a Bite out of Shark Week 2022

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Sharks have always fascinated me and apparently I am not alone! Shark week starts July 24, 2022 on the Discovery Channel. Shark Week 2022 on Discovery Channel SHARK FACTS All…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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This month Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery is pleased to welcome Macy Sinreich. Macy will be entering her sophomore year at Columbia University in the fall and will be…

Ten 1950s Sci-Fi Films for World UFO Day

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World UFO Day is today (July 2nd) and as a librarian with a passion for classic horror films, I though it would be fun to celebrate the occasion with some…

Classic of the Month: Captain Blood

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Welcome to our latest installment of The Classic of the Month. This month, we're looking at one of my all-time favorite tales of swashbuckling adventure, romance, and revenge. This book…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

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Or perhaps this should read "When a Librarian Gives You Lemon Books..." Regardless, the answer is very similar. In the first, you make lemonade. In the second, you make lemonade…

Read It, Make It: Fourth of July!

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Get excited about July 4 by reading one of these books, then create a festive patriotic blower to help you celebrate! Have fun! These books are available to check our…

Graphic Novels and the Fate of Literacy

Visit my webcomic, No Pizza After Midnight, for more fun comics! Don't make the same mistake I did! Check out all these great graphic novels: Bone, American Born Chinese, Robot…

Read It, Make It: Dandelion Craft

The classic children's book, Dandeline by Don Freeman reminds readers that it's always best to just be yourself. Read the book then make a fun lion craft. You'll need to…