Read It, Make it: Paper Lanterns

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Read It, Make It: Playing With Lanterns by Wang Yage, Illustrated by Zhu Chengliang Lunar New Year falls on February 1 this year. One of the many traditions associated 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…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library is pleased to welcome the return of the artwork of Westlake resident, Ken Marshall. More than 50 of his watercolors, paintings and original prints will be…

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…

Folklore Fun! A World of Stories

Wherever there are people, there are stories. Stories about why flowers are red, and how the world was made, and what happened when your cousin had a run-in with a…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library is excited to display artwork from the Westshore Watercolor Society through the month of December. The Westshore Watercolor Society meets weekly with various instructors to improve…

Noirvember Film Recommendations

Film Noir is a specific sub-genre of crime film that features cynical characters, femme fatales, the criminal underworld, an ominous atmosphere and utilizes shadowy photography complemented by foreboding music. It…

Read It, Make It – Leaf Collage

Take a journey through Lois Ehlert's colorful landscape where all the characters are pieced together out of vibrant Autumn leaves in the story of Leaf Man, then make your own…

Favorite Folk and Fairy Tales

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I love, love, love folk and fairy tales! These classic stories of good and evil, clever heroes and brave heroines have been entertaining people for centuries. Whether you hear them…

Environmental Wellness

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.Environmental wellness is a term established by the Center for Environmental Health in 1980. Having been established approximately 40 years ago, it is a relatively new concept. Environmental wellness refers…

Monster Books for Your Little Monsters

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Halloween is almost upon us! And as we prepare for the spooky season, trick-or-treating, and the longer nights that come with this time of the year, it's important to remember…

Tea and Wellness

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Tea and wellness go hand in hand. We were very fortunate to visit Carlos at The Tea Lab in Lakewood, Ohio. Carlos shares both the benefits of how tea relates…

Crafting for Mental Health – Finding a Balance

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When I started looking for scientific/medical resources espousing the mental health benefits of crafting, I found primarily anecdotal evidence. This anecdotal evidence was mostly about knitting and crocheting and some…

Read It, Make It: Hanging Bat Craft

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Read It, Make It: Little Bat in Night School by Brian Lies Little Bat was so excited to start school that he couldn't sleep. He had all of his supplies…

Read It, Make It – Unicorn Horn

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets of shining like a unicorn?  Well, Shine Like a Unicorn by Shelli R. Johannes, with its step-by-step instructions for discovering your inner…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery Our Featured Artists Our featured artists for the month of October are Basil Provenzale and Deborah Hammerle. Both artists are Cleveland area natives and…

Moonlight Lantern Festival 2021

Welcome to the Moonlight Lantern Festival! You can participate by registering and then picking up a lantern kit in the Youth Services Department starting on October 12th and completing it…