Author Spotlight: Toni Morrison

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Today is Toni Morrison's birthday, so let's celebrate this amazing Ohio author with an Author Spotlight! Toni's books skillfully blend elements of fantasy and magical realism with the brutal realities…

Romantic Manga for Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air and between the pages of our favorite manga! Why not check out some of the romantic reads we have here at the library? From slow…

Black History Month: Celebrating Black Joy

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There's a lot going on in our world that is stressful, unhappy, and unpleasant. So, instead of focusing on the more unsavory aspects of the world around us, these authors…

What I’m Reading: February 2022

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Last month, I gave you all a glimpse into what was on my to-read list for January. This month, I'd like to try that again. I have a lot of…

Author Spotlight: Huda Fahmy

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I really enjoy reading graphic novel memoirs. Not only do you get to learn about a person's history and life story, but you get an added visual layer of how…

Author Spotlight: Jack London

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Today is Jack London's birthday, so let's celebrate properly with a selection of this wonderful author's books! While London is probably best known for his cold climate tales, the author…

What I’m Reading: January 2022

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It's the start of a new year, and already my resolution to only check out 5 books at a time has completely failed. If you're curious about some of the…

Health on the Shelf: Thyroid Awareness

The Thyroid is often described as a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. I always liked that analogy. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. If you are struggling with…

Teas From Around the World

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Westlake Porter Public Library is exploring teas from around the world during the month of January. The New Year is the perfect time to try something new. Whether you are…

Author Spotlight: JRR Tolkien

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Today is JRR Tolkien's 130th birthday! In addition to creating the magical world of Middle Earth, including all the fearsome and friendly creatures that inhabit it, Tolkien has created many…

Reading Challenge 2022

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As the year draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about our goals for next year. Are you going to get active? Clean the house? Learn a new…

Alternative Holiday Films

Films that celebrate the holidays in their own special way. Sure, you can watch It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and Elf for the 20th time...or you can get…