Catalog System Maintenance: March 29‑30, 2022

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As of the morning of March 30, the scheduled system upgrade was completed—earlier than anticipated. All catalog system functions have been restored! Thank you for your patience. Westlake Porter Public…

Health on the Shelf: Clean Eats

Spring is here . . Spring Cleaning . . . Clean Eating! What is clean eating? According to the Mayo Clinic, clean eating is eating foods that are as close…

Read It, Make It: Butterfly Craft
Example of finished butterfly craft

Read It, Make It: Butterfly Craft

Check out the classic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, the story of a little caterpillar with a very big appetite, then make a fun butterfly craft to…

Summer ArtWalk Invitation!

Calling all artists! What does summer look like to you? During the school year, the ArtWalk path between Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL) and Westlake Elementary School (WES) features student…

A Case of Mistaken Identity

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At the end of 2021, I shared my yearly Reading Challenge. Throughout the year, I'm going to share some lists that might help with some of the prompts provided. Of…

Author Spotlight: Lewis Carroll

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I still remember the illustrations from when I first read Alice in Wonderland. They were done in beautiful gouache, and the book was so big that I had to prop…

Using the NoveList Appeal Mixer

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Today, let's talk about NoveList! This is one of my favorite databases offered at the library. It's a great resource for finding your next favorite read. From author, title, and…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library is excited to host the creative efforts of the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Printmakers. The WPPL Art Gallery is filled with one of a kind pieces…

Fascinating Near-Future Science Fiction Books

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Science fiction has a bit of a reputation for predicting the future. Is good science fiction fortune-telling, or is it talented authors following the latest scientific breakthroughs and their own…

What I’m Reading: March 2022

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I don't know about you, but when it comes to books, it appears that my eyes are bigger than my stomach (or rather, my library bag is bigger than my…