Presidential Biographies

Currier & Ives (American, active New York, 1857–1907) The Inauguration of Washington as First President of the United States, April 30th 1789 – At the Old City Hall, New York…

Remembering World War II

This year marks the 75th anniversary for both Victory in Europe (VE) Day and Victory over Japan (VJ) Day. These victories ended the deadliest and most destructive conflict in human…

Spooky Delights – Exorcism
Witches presenting wax dolls to the Devil, from "The History of Witches and Wizards," (1720)

Spooky Delights – Exorcism

Demonic possession and exorcisms have been a consistent trope in horror movies since at least the time of The Exorcist (1973). While some films, like The Last Exorcism (2010) have more in common with The Blair Witch Project (they’re both…

Health Databases

Westlake Porter Public Library’s Virtual Health Fair is September 20-26  According to a 2019 Becker’s Hospital Review article Google received over 1 billion health related questions a day, which amounts to over 70,000…

Anti-Racism Titles

This list is not exhaustive, and represents a selection of what is available at the library. However, it can serve as a starting point to understanding, learning, and empathy. The…

The Grant of History

Beginning on Memorial Day, the History Channel began airing a three-part miniseries on the life of Ulysses S. Grant (similar in style and format to the Washington miniseries the History Channel aired back…

Make Sure You Count … Census 2020

Every 10 years the United States conducts a census of its entire population. By now all of you should have received a postcard in the mail asking you to respond to…

100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. As with any significant anniversary, many…

Metal Up Your Library

Wow! I knew Hoopla had tons of great eBooks, audiobooks, and comics available for download from the library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (365 days a year…

Coronavirus and Your Memories

It goes without saying that we are living in unprecedented times. As part of our library's blog we want to collect memories, pictures, and photographs from this time as we…