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…

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…