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Maker Monday: Personal Home Computer Security, Feb 8, 7pm

Image of a padlock and keyboard (Photos by Join us for another Maker Monday! Learn about Personal Home Computer Security from speaker John Dolinar on Monday, February 8 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Dover Room.

He will discuss how to use and maintain security software on your home computer to protect yourself from those seeking to compromise your personal information or damage your computer.

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

Horror Film Club, Feb 10, 6:30pm

Movie poster for Hitchcock's The BirdsAre you scared yet? Join the Horror Film Club for our next classic chiller from the vault... if you dare!

This month, we'll be watching a Hitchcock classic, where a sleepy California town is thrown into chaos when all of the birds suddenly turn violent and start to attack. We'll meet on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30pm in the Craft Room.

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

Digital Photos Online: Google's Picasa 1, Feb 11, 7pm

Photo of a digital cameraGoogle's Picasa lets you import your digital photos, edit them, put them in albums, and share them on the Web. Learn how! In this class we will learn about the organization and layout of Picasa. Prerequisite: Gmail account.

Thursday, February 11
in the Computer Training Lab

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

This class is part of the Digital Photos Online series of technology training which will take place on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Computer Training Lab.

Zentangle Card for Your Valentine, Feb 11, 7pm

Image of a card decorated with a heart and the words Love YouZentangle® is a new easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Join Certified Zentangle Teachers, Cathy Zavodny and Michelle Rodgers to learn this amazing new art form and create lovely Valentines to give as gifts to others (or yourself).

Thursday, February 11
in the Porter Room

Register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by any public service desk to sign up. No previous art or drawing experience is needed!

Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan 10-Feb 13

The 2016 Winter Reading Program for Adults begins Sunday, January 10 and continues until Saturday, February 13. Join anytime while the program is going on and read at your own pace.

Warm-Up Winter with Reading

  • Read/listen to any book. You may read fiction, non-fiction, ebooks, on the computer, listen to an audiobook or downloadable recorded book, or a Playaway.
  • Count any reading you have done during the program dates.
  • Fill out an entry form either online or at the library for each book you read.

There will be weekly prize drawings from all entries.

Sunday Sounds: The ViOS Project, Feb 14, 3pm

Join the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library for another fabulous afternoon of Sunday Sounds. In addition to "the food of love," refreshments will be available for the audience to enjoy!

"The ViOS Project"
Sunday, February 14, 2016
in the Porter Room

ViOS Project Winter Tour 2016 A Valentine's Concert Series Love is 02.14.16 Westlake, OH

The ViOS Project is an electro-acoustic ensemble that breaks the established norm of contemporary musical genres in an eclectic modern fusion of classical, folk, electronic, pop, and jazz roots.

Genealogical Roundtable, Feb 17, 7pm

Image of portraits of ancestors in silhouetteCome join the Cuyahoga West Chapter for a Genealogical Roundtable! Bring your photos, family trees, brick walls, successes, 'eureka!' moments, tales of serendipity, questions, or favorite website to share.

Wednesday, February 17 in the Porter Room
6:30-7:00pm - Social time with refreshments
7:00-8:30pm - Roundtable discussion

New Travel Ebooks in GVRL!

Cover of a travel guid to Florence, ItalyCheck out our new travel books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library! We have over fifty new e-books that feature places near and far, including destinations from California to as far as China. The travel guides contain essential information, images, maps, survival guides, useful phrases, and expert itineraries.

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes many helpful features including options to email, download, print, highlight, make notes, listen to, and translate the e-books. The e-books are also easy to navigate with search options and user-friendly tables of contents.

Frederic & George: A Musical Portrait, Feb 28, 2pm

Portraits of George Sand and Frederic ChopinWordStage Literary Concerts presents a portrait of the liaison between Frederic Chopin and George Sand created from some of the many letters they exchanged. Some of Chopin's most memorable music for the piano underscores and accentuates the text.

Sunday, February 28
in the Porter Room

Register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by a public service desk to sign up.

Library Renovation Project

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After 13 years in our current building with an average of more than 450,000 visitors per year, Westlake Porter Public Library began a renovation project in early November 2015. The renovation not only addresses wear-and-tear on the building, it also includes some changes needed to better serve the public.