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Photo of a ship's mast with riggingThe library will be CLOSED Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, 2017 for Staff Training.


The Guitar's Story: An Afternoon of Classical and Baroque Guitar Music

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Join us for The Guitar's Story: An Afternoon of Classical and Baroque Guitar Music, this Sunday, September 24 from 2:00-3:30pm in the Porter Room.

Kevin Sherwin explores guitar music from traditions of both folk and art music, ranging from kingly dances and operatic serenades to native folk traditions of South America and Spain. Beginning at the crossroads between folk and art music from the guitar's beginnings in the 17th century, The Guitar's Story wends its way through the salon and the streets before reaching the great guitarists of the 20th century.

Travel Club: Hungary: A Travelogue

Budapest Hungary from St Stephens

See and hear about the wonders Hungary has to offer visitors, and perhaps even pick up some travel tips that will help you enjoy traveling to this beautiful Central European country! Presented by Andrea Meszaros, Past President & Board Member of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society.

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
in the Dover Room

Ectoplasm! The Rise of Victorian Spiritualism

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Laura Loew, from Lost in the Past, will discuss the mid nineteenth century’s fascination with the paranormal, especially communicating with the dead. Laura presents in full period attire and will have mourning artifacts and fortune telling cards on display.

Tuesday, September 26
7:00-8:00 pm in the Porter Room

Join Us for a Party @ Porter with Our Friends!

Party @ Porter With our Friends September 30, 2017

The Friends of the Library invite you to join us for an evening of music, food and drinks in support of Westlake Porter Public Library on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 7:00-10:00pm. The Jazz Combo from Red Light Roxy (Demetrius Steinmetz on bass and Joe Hunter on piano) will provide entertainment. Several local favorites will provide food and drinks!

Tickets are $30 in advance at the library or online and $35 at the door.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Drop-off

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WPPL, along with the Westlake Recreation Center and PartnerShip, LLC, will serve as a drop-off location for supplies for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, from now through September 30th. PartnerShip will deliver donations to the Houston Food Bank.

Most needed items are:

A Card for Every Kid during National Library Card Sign-Up Month

A Card for Every Kid

Since September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, it's a great time for everyone to get a library card! Once again, WPPL is joining forces with the eight other library systems in Cuyahoga County to promote "A Card for Every Kid."

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Save a Life: CPR Training & Certification

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Ken Hehnen from UH St. John Medical Center will be here to teach adult, child and infant certification for CPR and AED use.

Thursday, October 12
in the Porter Room

Please register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

More to Love on Hoopla!

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Good news at your library! We have increased our subscription on Hoopla from 10 downloads per month to 20! That means you can have double the movies, music, audiobooks, and graphic novels each month! So, go ahead and start that new TV show. Check out a new artist. Read the graphic novel your friends have been raving about.

Now Streaming Films with Kanopy!

Kanopy Thoughtful Entertainment

Watch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! Just launched at Westlake Porter Public Library, you can now watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films.

Book Club in a Bag Now Available from Youth Services

Book Club Bag: The Mouse and the Motorcycle books and guide

WPPL now offers a selection of children's fiction and young adult titles in our Book Club in a Bag collection. Book Club Bags are sets that can be checked out for your own book discussion group or classroom.

The sets, which circulate for six weeks, each contain 12-15 copies of a single title and include questions and other supplemental materials to enrich your discussions. You can request a Book Club in a Bag via any service desk or by placing a hold in the online catalog under the search term "book club bag".


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