Five More Oddly Specific Books You’ll Love!

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If you want a book about trees, how they communicate, and their surprisingly deep and rich lives, then you'll love The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. There's something…

Free Play: Number Recognition

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We are happy to see you're back! Free Play is so important for your child and encourages physical and cognitive development. The best part ... these activities can be completed…

Frankenstein Books for Your Little Monsters

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He's perhaps our most famous monster, even more so than Dracula. With his square green head, surgical scars, and the bolts in his neck, Frankenstein is easily recognizable to just…

Sun-soaked Romance

Breathe the Sky by Michelle Hazen is set in the remote Mojave Desert where wildlife biologist Mari Tucker is hiding from an abusive ex. She’s part of a crew supervising…

Kinder Club – Letter X

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Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on a letter of the alphabet and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety…

Read It Make It: Cake Craft

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It all started with a cake, then a cookie and finally a pie. Sweet Street erupted in chaos and the Sweet Street inhabitants had to find a way to get…

Spooky Delights – Exorcism
Witches presenting wax dolls to the Devil, from "The History of Witches and Wizards," (1720)

Spooky Delights – Exorcism

Demonic possession and exorcisms have been a consistent trope in horror movies since at least the time of The Exorcist (1973). While some films, like The Last Exorcism (2010) have more in common with The Blair Witch Project (they’re both…

LGBTQ History Month

Thank you to everyone who watched our LGBTQ History Month storytime on Library @ 11! Here’s a recap of the stories and songs shared in storytime. Books If you enjoyed…

Even More Oddly Specific Books You’ll Love!

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This is part three of a continuing series. Sometimes, you're in the mood for something very specific, even if you didn't realize that was what you were looking for. So,…

Heady Horror on Hoopla

Yes, Hoopla has mind-numbing, unsettling, scary movies...quite a few, actually. Here are a few that aren't to be missed. Perhaps you never even heard of them. No need to worry…

Tech Tools: Learning Zoom

Are you missing the library's technology courses? Check out Lynda.com, a digital learning website with instructional videos in many areas including business, technology, and more. With your Westlake library card,…

Kinder Club – Letter L

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Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on a letter of the alphabet and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety…

Voting resources for kids!

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With an election coming up, you may be looking to help a child understand voting and the election process. These books and resources can help!Want to visit the library? These…

Get Creative with LEGO® Minifigures!

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Just because you can't come to Brick Builders at the library, doesn't mean you have to stop being creative! Grab some bricks and your favorite minifigures and get to work…

Free Play: Color Recognition

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Welcome back to our Free Play blog. Our activities today focus on color recognition. Most of the activities require common household items. Be sure to check back for more free…

Suma’s Teddy Bear Picnic

Suma and staff enjoyed National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work day today! Watch the video below to join in the fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgzUdNZaYYI Thank you to HarperCollins and Simon &…

Read It Make It: Troll

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There's A Troll On My Toilet written by Catherine Jacob and illustrated by Mike Byrne is a perfectly, silly rhyming story great to read around Halloween. Your child will be…