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…

Writing Prompts for NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and writers the world over and sweating nervously and pacing about, trying to come up with the perfect idea for a story or…

Read It, Make It – Leaf Collage

Take a journey through Lois Ehlert's colorful landscape where all the characters are pieced together out of vibrant Autumn leaves in the story of Leaf Man, then make your own…

Favorite Folk and Fairy Tales

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I love, love, love folk and fairy tales! These classic stories of good and evil, clever heroes and brave heroines have been entertaining people for centuries. Whether you hear them…

Three Spooky Mysteries for Halloween

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Halloween is the perfect time to delve into a spooky mystery. These books are 100% mysteries, but have supernatural or horror elements to them to make them more than a…

Environmental Wellness

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.Environmental wellness is a term established by the Center for Environmental Health in 1980. Having been established approximately 40 years ago, it is a relatively new concept. Environmental wellness refers…

Monster Books for Your Little Monsters

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Halloween is almost upon us! And as we prepare for the spooky season, trick-or-treating, and the longer nights that come with this time of the year, it's important to remember…

Tea and Wellness

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Tea and wellness go hand in hand. We were very fortunate to visit Carlos at The Tea Lab in Lakewood, Ohio. Carlos shares both the benefits of how tea relates…