Read It, Make it: Paper Lanterns

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Read It, Make It: Playing With Lanterns by Wang Yage, Illustrated by Zhu Chengliang Lunar New Year falls on February 1 this year. One of the many traditions associated with…

Author Spotlight: Jack London

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Today is Jack London's birthday, so let's celebrate properly with a selection of this wonderful author's books! While London is probably best known for his cold climate tales, the author…

What I’m Reading: January 2022

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It's the start of a new year, and already my resolution to only check out 5 books at a time has completely failed. If you're curious about some of the…

Health on the Shelf: Thyroid Awareness

The Thyroid is often described as a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. I always liked that analogy. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. If you are struggling with…

Teas From Around the World

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Westlake Porter Public Library is exploring teas from around the world during the month of January. The New Year is the perfect time to try something new. Whether you are…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library is pleased to welcome the return of the artwork of Westlake resident, Ken Marshall. More than 50 of his watercolors, paintings and original prints will be…

Author Spotlight: JRR Tolkien

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Today is JRR Tolkien's 130th birthday! In addition to creating the magical world of Middle Earth, including all the fearsome and friendly creatures that inhabit it, Tolkien has created many…

Reading Challenge 2022

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As the year draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about our goals for next year. Are you going to get active? Clean the house? Learn a new…

Read It, Make It: Snowflakes

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Read It, Make It: No Two Alike by Keith Baker "No two snowflakes are alike. Almost, almost but not quite," are the opening lines of the picture book No Two…

Alternative Holiday Films

Films that celebrate the holidays in their own special way. Sure, you can watch It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and Elf for the 20th time...or you can get…

Folklore Fun! A World of Stories

Wherever there are people, there are stories. Stories about why flowers are red, and how the world was made, and what happened when your cousin had a run-in with a…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library is excited to display artwork from the Westshore Watercolor Society through the month of December. The Westshore Watercolor Society meets weekly with various instructors to improve…

Health on the Shelf: Academic Testing

Are you studying for an entrance or certification exam in the healthcare field? The library has study guides in the collection that can help you to prepare for your exam.…

Read It, Make It: Pinwheels

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Read It, Make It: Windy Days by Deborah Kerbel and Miki Sato We often think of pinwheels and windy days when it comes to Spring, but there is another windy…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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This month Westlake Porter Public Library welcomes the artwork of Westlake City School Students as part of The Reflections program. There are currently 26 original pieces of art displayed in…

Noirvember Film Recommendations

Film Noir is a specific sub-genre of crime film that features cynical characters, femme fatales, the criminal underworld, an ominous atmosphere and utilizes shadowy photography complemented by foreboding music. It…