Graphic Novels and the Fate of Literacy

Visit my webcomic, No Pizza After Midnight, for more fun comics! Don't make the same mistake I did! Check out all these great graphic novels: Bone, American Born Chinese, Robot…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library is excited to display photography by Thurston Cosner. Mr. Cosner is a retired psychologist with a keen eye for photography. He developed his interest in photography…

Patron Portrait: Barbara Hillman

We had the opportunity to interview a long-time library user and wish to share her story with our community. Please enjoy this portrait of Barbara Hillman. Before she had to…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery is pleased to welcome Glen Behra Photography. This is Mr. Behra's first photography showcase and it does not disappoint. Mr. Behra started taking pictures…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Read It, Make It : Snowman Craft

Find out what real animals think of the mysterious stranger that shows up one day unexpectedly in the story, Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl Sams II…