May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander culture, diversity and heritage, please enjoy this selection of movies and documentaries, some available on Hoopla and Kanopy. The Farewellavailable on Kanopy This…

Folklore Fun! African American Tales

Where people go, stories follow. The African diaspora, unjustly facilitated by the brutal Atlantic Slave Trade, forcibly sent African folklore abroad, where it mixed with new environments and grew into…

Terror in the Snow

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There is something beautiful and haunting and even a little scary about the cold. The silent isolation of a snow-covered mountain, the rising unease that comes with being "snowed in,"…

Introducing Large Print Classics!

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I'm very excited to introduce a new addition to our collection! Patrons have been asking and we've answered with a new selection of Large Print classics for your reading enjoyment!…

Beautiful Portraits of Our Animal Friends

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Whether they're our companions or something we watch in awe from afar, animals are such an important part of our lives (and such a fascinating topic of interest). The books…

A Small List of Giant Books

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What is it about giants that capture our imaginations? Perhaps it's just that they're so big. There's something awe-inspiring, frightening, and exciting about a creature that is so much bigger…

Introducing Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

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Westlake Porter Public Library is proud to present the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment! Offered through WPPL, the service is aimed at helping adults acquire the technology skills they need in…

A Little Birdie Told Me…

That there is new art work in the ArtWalk! This month the ArtWalk path between Westlake Porter Public Library and Westlake Elementary School features spring birds created by Kindergarten Westlake…

Read It, Make It: Hyacinth Craft

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Cover of Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert Lois Ehlert's, "Planting a Rainbow" tells the story of a mother and child planting a rainbow of flowers in their garden. Check…

Folklore Fun! Scandinavia

What do the God of Thunder and Disney Queen Elsa have in common? Popular movie franchises? Well, yes. Flashy elemental powers? Um, also yes. However, the answer I'm looking for…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Dover Watercolorists Westlake Porter Public Library is hosting the Dover Watercolorists during the month of April. The Dover Watercolorists was created in January 2017. A group of 12 individuals moved…

Happy National Library Week

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Let's talk about Peeps! Peeps were first introduced in 1953 and have become a widely popular candy throughout the United States. According to the Food Network, Just Born Candy Company…

April is Deaf History Month

This year Deaf History Month will be celebrated from April 1-30th, according to The National Association of the Deaf. This month shines a light on Deaf culture and its background…