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Library Closed: Sunday, April 5

Photo of white Easter liliesThe library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.


Horror Film Club, Apr 1, 6:30pm

Cover of Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein DVDWe're back!

Join us for the return of the Horror Film Club on Wednesday, April 1 from 6:30 to 8:30pm as we watch a couple of Fools come face to face with some classic Monsters!

Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Register online or call 440-250-5462.

What's Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency? Apr 2, 7pm

You may have heard of digital currency like Bitcoin before, but what is it? What does cryptocurrency mean for you?

Join us for a presentation by Case Western Reserve University law student Tim Bierer, who is currently pursuing independent research on the topic.Bitcoin logo

Thursday, April 2
7:00-8:00 pm
Dover Room

Register online or call 440-871-2600.

Outlander Day, April 4

Outlander Day April 4, 2015 10am-4pmJoin us for a day of fun on Saturday, April 4th from 10 am to 4 pm, celebrating Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series (and the TV series inspired by it).

Activities include a scavenger hunt and book discussion and programs highlighting genealogy, herbal medicine, the Gaelic language, kilt wrapping, and the battle of Culloden, to name a few! Thanks to the participation of the Scottish American Society.

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by in person at any public service desk.  

Play with Linux, Apr 7, 7pm

Image of Tux, the Linux mascot typing on a laptopWhat's Linux? (It's easier than Windows!)

You've heard of computers running Windows or Mac OS X, but Linux is another operating system that your computer can run (for free!) It's easier than you may think. (Unlike Windows, you don't really have to worry about viruses, either!)

Come try Linux Mint Cinnamon out on our computers on Tuesday, April 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Computer Lab to see if it's something you might like!  Register online or call 440-871-2600.

Test Drive Special Needs Apps

Photo of WPPL's iPad loaded with special needs appsThe Westlake Porter Public Library now has an iPad filled with special needs apps. Parents and Educators can test drive apps to decide if they want to buy them. We have apps for communication such as Proloquo2Go as well as apps for helping children with learning disabilities including writing, reading and math apps. We even have apps that help build social skills and design sensory breaks.

To see the iPad, visit the Youth Services desk at WPPL. You can use it in one of our study rooms and even have your child "try it out."

New Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks!

GVRL: Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers on an award-winning eBook platform

Westlake Porter Public Library is delighted to offer you Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) non-fiction eBooks available online. Information is highly findable via the library catalog or by going directly to the database. Click on Research Resources at the top of our main page. View Databases by Title, find G and click on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). You’re in!

OverDrive Big Library Read: Shakespeare Saved My Life

Images of Shakespeare Saved My Life as an ebook on tablet and phoneLibrary digital media provider OverDrive is once again sponsoring the Big Library Read. This year's title is Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates. Download the eBook between now and March 31 on WPPL's OverDrive site and join the discussion at

Request for Proposals for Coffee Shop or Cafe

The Westlake Porter Public Library is soliciting proposals for an operator to manage a Public Café Concession, to be located in this space.

Image of the Cafe sign at WPPLRFP packets may be downloaded as a PDF here or requested from:

Administrative Offices
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145


Proposals will be due by April 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

Prospective operators/proposers must attend a pre-proposal meeting on April 15, 2015 at 10:00 am.

Where Are My Federal Tax Forms?

In the past you could always count on the library having plenty of federal tax forms and booklets available during the height of tax season. We are part of the IRS’ Library Program, which provides the forms and booklets to libraries across the nation. Boxes from the IRS usually begin arriving in late December, and we put them out for you right after New Year’s Day.


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