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…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library is excited to display photography by Thurston Cosner. Mr. Cosner is a retired psychologist with a keen eye for photography. He developed his interest in photography…

Read It, Make It: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! I want to see bugs! Bob Barner's Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! is filled with bright and colorful illustrations of bugs that seem to bounce off the page. Check…

The Classic of the Month: Silas Marner

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Welcome to our second installment of The Classic of the Month! Last month, we looked at the perennially popular Pride and Prejudice. This month, we'll be exploring a slightly less…

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in…

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it's only logical that when someone is trying to write a parody or adaptation of a classic story, they will often try to write a title that is similar to…

Patron Portrait: Barbara Hillman

We had the opportunity to interview a long-time library user and wish to share her story with our community. Please enjoy this portrait of Barbara Hillman. Before she had to…

Health on the Shelf: Meditative May

Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patienceRalph Waldo Emerson The warmer weather, the clearer skies, the birds singing, the abundant daylight - this time of year always seems…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery is pleased to welcome Glen Behra Photography. This is Mr. Behra's first photography showcase and it does not disappoint. Mr. Behra started taking pictures…

The Classic of the Month: Pride and Prejudice

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Welcome to our new series: The Classic of the Month!  I love reading the classics!  These are a diverse collection of books written by a wide array of authors, but…

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander culture, diversity and heritage, please enjoy this selection of movies and documentaries, some available on Hoopla and Kanopy. The Farewellavailable on Kanopy This…

Folklore Fun! African American Tales

Where people go, stories follow. The African diaspora, unjustly facilitated by the brutal Atlantic Slave Trade, forcibly sent African folklore abroad, where it mixed with new environments and grew into…

Terror in the Snow

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There is something beautiful and haunting and even a little scary about the cold. The silent isolation of a snow-covered mountain, the rising unease that comes with being "snowed in,"…