Autism Acceptance Month: #OwnVoices

April is Autism Acceptance Month. You may remember my blog post from last year. (If not, that’s a good place to start with general autism reads). This year I want…

Deaf History Month

Did you know that American Sign Language has regional dialects and slang just like American English? How about the fact that Deaf individuals often use "name signs" for one another?…

Toni Morrison Day

This past December, the Ohio Senate and Governor DeWine signed House Bill 325, declaring February 18th as Toni Morrison Day. Morrison, a native of Lorain county, passed away at 88…

Tax Resources

Tax season is upon us! Here is some important information regarding filing your 2020 taxes. The IRS announced that tax forms will be accepted starting Friday, February 12, 2021. This…

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To remember and honor Dr. King's legacy and activism, consider diving deeper into the not-so-distant past of the civil rights movement…

Tech Tools: Resume Writing

This Tech Tools spotlight focuses on creating and editing resumes. A tutorial can be found on gcflearnfree.org. GCF LearnFree is a free learning website created by the Goodwill Community Foundation,…

Tech Tools: Learning Zoom

Are you missing the library's technology courses? Check out Lynda.com, a digital learning website with instructional videos in many areas including business, technology, and more. With your Westlake library card,…

Take Care of Your Mental Health

An aspect of one's health that is often left out of the conversation is mental health. As more studies on mental health are published, the more apparent it is how…

Media for International Non-Binary Day

Today is International Non-Binary People's Day! What is a Non-Binary person? Non-binary tends to be an umbrella term used for those who do not fit into male/female gender binary. There's…

Read with Pride: YA Fiction

Young Adulthood is a vital time of discovering one's identity and empathizing with other diverse identities. Growing up as a queer teen in the early 2000's, I would have loved…

Read With Pride – Adult Fiction

Celebrate your Summer of Pride with WPPL by checking out a classic or modern LGBTQ+ fiction title. Classic Titles Giovanni’s Room by James BaldwinListen to the audiobook The boys in…

Books for National Pet Month

May is National Pet Month! Our pets provide us with comfort, companionship, and love-- especially in times like these where many of us are at home. To celebrate National Pet…