Read It, Make It: Red Paper Snowflakes

Moving away from friends is difficult, especially when everything and everyone is so different from what you know.  Friends are Friends, Forever by Dane Liu and illustrated by Lynn Scurfield…

Folklore Fun! Japan

For my first focused Folklore Fun post (say that five times fast!) I decided to feature Japan! I had some preexisting familiarity with the culture and was interested to see…

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…