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Library Surplus Sale

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Westlake Porter Public Library will hold a sale of surplus assets on Monday, July 31 from 12:00-8:00 pm or until everything is sold.

Items for sale include BluRay players, Dell computers, HP printers, miscellaneous children’s items and various incandescent, HID and fluorescent light bulbs. All items will be sold as-is and all sales will be final. Please call 440-871-2600 for further information.

Friends' Annual Ice Cream Social

A happy family enjoying Mitchell's ice cream at the Ice Cream Social 2016Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library invites you to their Annual Ice Cream Social featuring Mitchell's HomeMade Ice Cream, on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the library. The Ice Cream Social is the culminating event to celebrate the end of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Mitchell’s Ice Cream Sundaes will be sold for $1! Come dance to The Big Daddies Band or relax while listening to guitarist Pete Cavano. Join the Cake and Cookie Walk for just 50¢! Shop all day at the Portables Gift Shop Sidewalk Sale and the Everything All-Day Half-Price Sale at our used book store, the Book Nook.

Conversational Spanish for Beginners

Road sign reads SE HABLA ESPANOL

Spanish is the most popular second language learned in the United States. Please join us to learn Spanish vocabulary and pronunciation with an expert instructor beginning Tuesday, August 1 at 2:00pm in the Craft Room.

You are not required to attend each week, however, the class meets each Tuesday through September 26. Register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Somebody’s Watching Me: Drones & Domestic Surveillance

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Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles controlled by a human operator. They are used by both the government and private sector for a variety of purposes: from scientific research to agriculture to military operations. While law enforcement and industry push to expand the domestic usage of drones, state legislatures all over the nation debate bills regulating domestic drone use.

Learn more about drones and domestic surveillance on Thursday, August 10 at 7:00pm as we welcome Frank Kunstel, a speaker from the ACLU to the Porter Room.

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

Maker Monday: Transform Your Memories Into Digital

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Back by popular demand! WPPL has Maker Stations that can convert your records into mp3s, your slides and pictures into digital formats, and your VHS tapes into DVDs. Learn how on Monday, August 14 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Porter Room.

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

Eclipse Watch Party

Solar eclipse

On Monday, August 21 from 12:00-4:30pm in the Porter Room, watch NASA's livestream of the total eclipse from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois on the big screen. Then hang around until the skies darken in Northeast Ohio (our partial eclipse maxes out at 2:30pm)! NASA experts will explain the underlying science in between views of the total eclipse as it happens.

Refreshments, eclipse glasses, and fun activities provided!

Research Matters Month

August is Research Matters Month at Westlake Porter Public Library!

It's a great time to explore the many information resources provided through WPPL, including eBooks, databases and helpful websites. We'll also have free giveaways throughout the month.

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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".

Westlake Smiles!

Do you have a photograph of yourself, or of a loved one– living or deceased– showing a smile brought about by a special moment in time? Would you like to share that smile, along with the story behind the big smile? If so… WE WANT YOU! We are looking for photos of happy smiling residents of Westlake for a community display at Westlake Porter Public Library.

Photos can be recent or old. Copies will be made of all photos.

Smiling faces at our Renovation CelebrationExamples of photos could be:

  • Wedding day
  • New addition to the family
  • Birthday
  • Graduation
  • Family or friends picnic
  • Everyday fun in Westlake!

You can submit your photograph and submission form by either:

  1. Bringing a physical photograph to the library along with a completed submission form. We will scan your photo and give it right back to you!
  2. Attaching your photo to our online submission form below.

Questions? Email us: or call 440-871-2600.


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