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National Library Week: April 12-18

Unlimited possibilities await you at your library during National Library Week!

National Library Week April 12-18 Unlimited Possibilities @ your libraryWhether you’re 80 years or 8 months old you’ll find programs for all interests, from Drop Everything and Read Day to groovy family entertainment! And don’t forget to look for some giveaways while you’re here!

For more information and to register for any of the programs, please check our online calendar, call 440-871-2600 or stop by any public service desk. 

Sign Up For a Library Card Online!

Photo of a new WPPL library card atop three new booksYou don't have a WPPL library card yet? Signing up just got easier! You can now sign up for a library card account online.

A WPPL library card account gives you access to books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays, downloadable and streaming text, audio and video titles, as well as newspapers, magazines, research databases and special collections. And that's just the beginning! For more information, check out our New to WPPL page

Money Smart Week: April 18-25

Money Smart Week April 18-25 @ your library

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.  It is desinged to help consumers better manage their personal finances and improve their financial literacy. 

Westlake Porter Public Library will be hosting financial awareness programs from April 18-25.

Check our calendar of events online or call the library at 440-250-5460 for more information on Money Smart Week 2015.

Small Busine$$ Lunch & Learn, Apr 23, 12pm

Human Resource Management: Hiring and managing employees.

Photo of a brown bag lunchLearn the legal issues concerning the hiring of employees, some of the best ways to train employees, and how to bring out the best in your employees for maximum productivity. Bring your lunch; coffee provided. Register online or call 440-250-5460.

Thursday, April 23*
12:00-1:30 pm
Porter Room

*This program was originally scheduled on April 16

Test Drive Special Needs Apps

Photo of WPPL's iPad loaded with special needs appsThe Westlake Porter Public Library now has an iPad filled with special needs apps. Parents and Educators can test drive apps to decide if they want to buy them. We have apps for communication such as Proloquo2Go as well as apps for helping children with learning disabilities including writing, reading and math apps. We even have apps that help build social skills and design sensory breaks.

To see the iPad, visit the Youth Services desk at WPPL. You can use it in one of our study rooms and even have your child "try it out."

Eliot Ness's Cleveland, Apr 28, 7pm

Photo of Eliot NessProhibition, Beer and the Torso Murders

Travel back to the time when Cleveland had bootleggers, speakeasies, and unsolved crimes....  Eliot Ness transformed Cleveland from the most dangerous city in the country to a national safety award winner. But a serial killer was still lurking in the shadows!

STOP U.S. Official Bureau of Prohibition badgeTuesday, April 28, 2015
Porter Room
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Register online or call 440-250-5460.

Zentangle for Beginners, Apr 30, 7pm

Photo of a Zentangle drawing by MRZentangle® is a new easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction, increases focus, creativity and a sense of personal well-being. You will be amazed at how easy and simple it is to do.

Thursday, April 30
Dover Room

No previous art or drawing experience is needed! Join Certified Zentangle Teachers, Cathy Zavodny and Michelle Rodgers to learn this amazing new art form. Register online or by calling 440-250-5460.

Primary Election, May 5

The May 5th Primary Election will include a proposed tax levy for Westlake City School District.

To avoid lines on Election Day, and to allow extra time to study the ballot, all registered voters may Vote by Mail. Vote by Mail ballot applications are available at the Board of Elections website, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683), and at all public libraries.

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Request for Proposals for Coffee Shop or Cafe

The Westlake Porter Public Library is soliciting proposals for an operator to manage a Public Café Concession, to be located in this space.

Image of the Cafe sign at WPPLRFP packets may be downloaded as a PDF here or requested from:

Administrative Offices
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145


Proposals will be due by April 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

Prospective operators/proposers must attend a pre-proposal meeting on April 15, 2015 at 10:00 am.


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