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Investors' Interest Group: The U.S. Economy & Economic Policy

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Former U.S. Treasury Department economist, Dr. Kevin Jacques, discusses the basics of the U.S. economy and economic policy and how they influence the U.S. stock market. The discussion will focus on both past and present interactions between the economy and the stock market, with attention paid to helping individual investors make better investment decisions.

Monday, March 19
7:00-8:30 pm
in the Porter Room

Career: Talk to Me (Employers Are People, Too)

Are you unsure when you speak to a current or future employer? How are your listening skills? Do you really hear what they are saying to you? Can you read their body language to know if you are on the right track? Cynthia Wilt will have some tips for successful conversations and for understanding how others perceive you so that you can make the right impression.

Join us Tuesday, March 20 from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Dover Room. No registration is required.

Small Business Lunch & Learn: Intellectual Property

Small Business Lunch and Learn

Join us Thursday, March 22 from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Porter Room for an introduction to the general concepts of protecting various forms of intellectual property including: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. A general description of the various forms of intellectual property, their purposes, how to legally protect them, and potential shortcomings and risks will be introduced.

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

WOW Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

Four fabulous dresses in four colors and styles

Learn more about the Western Reserve Historical Society's collection of show-stopping clothing and accessories made by Cleveland designers as well as international designers such as Christian Dior and Carolina Herrera.

Thursday, March 22
7:00-8:00 pm
in the Porter Room

One Community Reads: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

See Matthew Desmond live at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square on March 15th at 7 pm. Tickets are FREE, but registration is required.

Cover of Evicted by Matthew Desmond Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeJoin your community as we take a real look at the topics of eviction and homelessness through the lens of Matthew Desmond's book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

We will be offering programming on an array of topics, including affordable housing and how drug abuse and addiction can affect the cycle of homelessness.

Levy Renewal on the May Ballot

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On May 8 Westlake voters will be asked to approve a 2.8 mill operating levy renewal for Westlake Porter Public Library. The current 2.8 mill levy, which provides 75% of the library’s operating funds, expires at the end of the year. Passage will ensure library funding for the five-year period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023.

In the five years since the current levy was passed, the library has begun offering new collections and services such as access to thousands of books and other materials via SearchOhio and OhioLink, Roku and GoChip streaming devices, 4K Ultra HD discs, video games, Passport service, Laptops Anytime, mobile device charging machines, auto-renewals and access to online education services like Lynda.com, and undergone a major renovation – all without asking taxpayers for additional funds.

New Mobile WiFi Hotspots at WPPL!

New Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Introducing mobile WiFi Hotspots available for checkout from your library!

Mobile Hotspots provide Internet access for up to ten smartphones, tablets, and devices through the Sprint cellular network, making it handy for traveling with your family, friends, or teammates. Adults with a valid WPPL library card in good standing are eligible to check out a mobile Hotspot.

For more information about this new service or to check out a mobile Hotspot, stop by the Ask Us Desk or find it in our catalog.

Acorn TV Streaming Video

New at WPPL: Acorn TV!

Acorn TV is a streaming service that offers world-class mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Britain and beyond. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!

New Senior Book Group Program

Book Club Bag: Large Print The Women in the Castle

WPPL is now offering a Senior Book Group Program. Book Club bags are available to check out for six weeks and contain 10 copies of Large Print titles plus a supplementary guide to facilitate book group discussions. Sixteen different titles will be available throughout the year, with four new titles available each quarter.

Introducing automatic renewals, timelier overdue notices

To help make managing your library accounts a little easier, the Westlake Library is introducing a couple of changes.

Automatic renewals: Each day when the library closes, a computer program will check the system for items that were due that day and will attempt to renew them. Each card holder with successful auto-renewals will receive an emailed list of their renewed items along with the new due dates. Starting date: Monday, January 29, 2018.


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