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…

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…

Read It, Make It: Snowflakes

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Read It, Make It: No Two Alike by Keith Baker "No two snowflakes are alike. Almost, almost but not quite," are the opening lines of the picture book No Two…

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…

Read It, Make It: Pinwheels

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Read It, Make It: Windy Days by Deborah Kerbel and Miki Sato We often think of pinwheels and windy days when it comes to Spring, but there is another windy…

Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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This month Westlake Porter Public Library welcomes the artwork of Westlake City School Students as part of The Reflections program. There are currently 26 original pieces of art displayed in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Ahoy, Mateys! National Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19. Celebrate all things pirate with these fun picture books. Pirate Pete by Kim KennedyAs Pirate Pete and his trusty…

Read It, Make It: The Peace Symbol

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Read It Make It: Three Lines in a Circle: The Exciting Life of the Peace Symbol It is hard to believe that the Peace Symbol that we know and love…

Back to School!

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Hello School! by Priscilla BurrisChildren have fun at school experiencing familiar classroom activities for the first time. The School Book by Todd ParrTodd Parr introduces readers to all the things…