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Image of a US FlagThe library will be closed on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.





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August is Research Matters Month

According to a study on "Library Services in a Digital Age" by Pew Internet and American Life, over half of public library users come to the library to conduct research on topics of interest to them.

WPPL is ready for our customers. We deliver the perfect blend of today's most popular self-help, how-to, cooking, travel and other nonfiction eBooks. We offer database resources to explore genealogy, car repair, health information, stocks, news, and consumer reviews. We provide free online classes to learn foreign languages, business plans, software programs, and new technology.

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In celebration of information resources, August is Research Matters month at WPPL.

Horror Film Club

Movie poster image reads: Boris Karloff Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher Bela Lugosi... etc.Calling all horror film fans: Join us for a classic, ripped from the pages of literature!

Wednesday, September 7
in the Dover Room

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

This month, a medical professor and his student find themselves blackmailed by their supplier of illegal cadavers.

The 20 #1 Hits of the Beatles

Black and white photo of the Beatles: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George HarrisonJoin us as we explore the history of the Beatles and their music form 1960-1970, including information on 20 of their greatest hits. Dr. Keller of Baldwin-Wallace University returns with his usual wit and wisdom to bring us an entertaining evening of music history.

Monday, September 12
in the Dover Room

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Road to Wealth: How to Manage Your Financial Life: Get to Know Your Money

photo shows the double yellow line in the middle of a road disappearing into the distanceJoin us for the first of a three part program to learn how to better understand, manage and eventually invest your money.

This first presentation will discuss the importance of understanding income and expenses, assets and liabilities, net worth and ratio analysis. Take a tour to learn about valuable library resources. Learn to keep score of your finances so that you can grow as a saver and investor.

Monday, September 12
in the Computer Training Lab

Register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by any public service desk to sign up. Bring a flash drive to save a personal assignment.

Library Trustee Sought

A seat on the Porter Public Library Board of Trustees will be open as of December 31, 2016.

Trustees represent the community at large and their varied library interests. The only prerequisite for applicants is that they have an interest in public library issues and wish to become a public library advocate. The Board, the policy-making body of the library, is composed of seven members who serve overlapping seven-year terms.

Those interested in applying for a position as a trustee may get an application form here, or at the reception desk, the library’s Administration Department (440) 250 5451, or by email: karen.hunt@westlakelibrary.org.

Application deadline is September 21, 2016.

Cuyahoga County Libraries Support Dialogue About Social Change

Cover of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesAs communities across the nation grapple with the social implications of the shootings in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas in the past month, libraries are stepping up to offer resources and support. Locally, Westlake Porter Public Library is joining with the eight other Cuyahoga County library systems in supporting community dialogue and offering resources and support in the aftermath of these events.

Issues of race, prejudice, inequity, and violence are challenging topics, but they must be addressed in open, safe and productive conversations if we wish to move forward as a nation. The nine library systems that serve Cuyahoga County are seeking to support community dialogue around these critical issues and offer resources that can advance learning and understanding.

Cloud Library

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Westlake Porter Public Library has a new, easy to use eBook and audiobook service! The Cloud Library has great new titles for all ages and links up to your WPPL account.


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