Crafting for Mental Health – Finding a Balance

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When I started looking for scientific/medical resources espousing the mental health benefits of crafting, I found primarily anecdotal evidence. This anecdotal evidence was mostly about knitting and crocheting and some…

The Creepy, Crazy World of Cults

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What is it about cults that we find so fascinating? Perhaps it's that we're fascinated by the darker side of human nature. We want to hear all the grisly details,…

Read It, Make It: Hanging Bat Craft

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Read It, Make It: Little Bat in Night School by Brian Lies Little Bat was so excited to start school that he couldn't sleep. He had all of his supplies…

Five New Horror Novels for Halloween 2021

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Looking for something scary to read? Then check out these five new horror novels. All of these chilling tales of terror, which range from unsettling to deeply horrifying were published…

31 Scary Short Stories for Halloween Month

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I love a good scary short story! And even though I don't need an excuse to read them year-round, October (or, Halloween Month) is always a great opportunity to sit…

Read It, Make It – Unicorn Horn

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets of shining like a unicorn?  Well, Shine Like a Unicorn by Shelli R. Johannes, with its step-by-step instructions for discovering your inner…

Scary Movies to View in the Dark

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Horror is a rich genre with a flick for every mood and every time of the year. You want a flick about gothic manors, ghosts, and spooky atmosphere? We got…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery Our Featured Artists Our featured artists for the month of October are Basil Provenzale and Deborah Hammerle. Both artists are Cleveland area natives and…

Health on the Shelf: Health Literacy

October is Health Literacy Month and highlights the importance of easy-to-understand reliable health information. Your library is an excellent resource for health information and can help you to take control…

Moonlight Lantern Festival 2021

Welcome to the Moonlight Lantern Festival! You can participate by registering and then picking up a lantern kit in the Youth Services Department starting on October 12th and completing it…

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Ahoy, Mateys! National Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19. Celebrate all things pirate with these fun picture books. Pirate Pete by Kim KennedyAs Pirate Pete and his trusty…

Read It, Make It: The Peace Symbol

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Read It Make It: Three Lines in a Circle: The Exciting Life of the Peace Symbol It is hard to believe that the Peace Symbol that we know and love…

More Happiness Hints from Around the World

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In a previous post, we looked at various approaches to happiness from around the world, including hygge, niksen, and kalsarikänni. But, we're not done yet! Today, we'll be exploring even…

Library Space Planning Process

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Westlake Porter Public Library is engaging in a new space planning process. One of the goals of WPPL’s most recent strategic plan is to form a long-term space plan, which…

Happiness Hints from Around the World

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What is the secret of happiness? Everyone claims to have their own reasoning behind it, whether the secret is helping others, or exercising, or learning, or religion. But, today, we're…

Back to School!

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Hello School! by Priscilla BurrisChildren have fun at school experiencing familiar classroom activities for the first time. The School Book by Todd ParrTodd Parr introduces readers to all the things…

Back to School Bento Boxes

School lunches can get pretty boring. Not with the bento box! Bento is a Japanese style lunch, typically consisting of several elements organized neatly in compartments. The possibilities for creating…