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Photo of an evergreen tree decorated with lights and ornamentsThe library will be CLOSED Sunday, December 24 through Monday, December 25, 2017 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Phoot of calendar pageThe library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year's Day.

The library will be OPEN our regular hours, 1-5pm, on New Year's Eve, Sunday, December 31, 2017.


Westlake Porter Public Library Named a "5 Star Library"

America's Star Libraries The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2017Westlake Porter Public Library has been named a 5 Star Library for the second time by Library Journal magazine in its annual rating of public libraries across the United States.

"We’re honored to share this with our community," said Library Director Andrew Mangels. "Since the statistics it’s based on reflect their strong and loyal use of all that their library has to offer, we wouldn’t have this recognition without their support."

Save a Life: CPR Training & Certification

Red heart with EKG

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

Thursday, December 14
in the Porter Room

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

Creating a Dementia Friendly Westshore Community

Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health

Learn about methods that enhance the Quality of life. Learn about various strategies and enriching opportunities that utilize the arts as an effective communication tool. The Farrell Foundation provides active and engaging programs at its Center for Artful Living in Westlake.

Saturday, December 16
10:00-11:00 am
in the Porter Room

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

Healthy Living for Brain & Body

Brain jigsaw puzzle

Cynthia Davenport of the Alzheimer’s Association will be here to share research in the areas of diet, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. She will also provide tools to help you incorporate these findings into a plan for healthy aging.

Monday, December 18
7:00-8:00 pm
in the Porter Room

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

Lexile and Accelerated Reader searches in the Discovery Catalog

The Discovery Catalog offers a couple of approaches for parents, teachers and students who need to limit searches to ranges of Accelerated Reader levels or Lexile scores.

Book Club in a Bag Now Available in Large Print

Book Club Bag: Large Print The Women in the Castle

WPPL now offers a selection of large print 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 10 copies of a single title. 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: WestlakeSmiles@westlakelibrary.org or call 440-871-2600.


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