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Check out Goodreads.com Best SF/Fantasy books of 2016!

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!

Happy New Year!

Party HatWe are a little over a day away from the New Year. I don't think there is any question 2016 has been an eventful year for everyone. Hopefully you've made some lasting memories wit your family and friends.

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

This story follows the aftermath of a 15 year-old rape victim who’s been given a drug that erases the assault from her memory.  After a suicide attempt, it becomes apparent that, while unable to remember the attack itself, Jenny still retains an unidentifiable fear that is causing her much anguish.  Can Jenny retrieve the memories of that attack and bring her rapist to justice?

The Golden Globe Nominees are In!

Awards season is right around the corner, and this week the nominations came in for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

The Littlest Christmas Tree

tree'Tis The Season

The Holiday Season is here.  Thanksgiving came and went in a flash and Christmas is only 10 days away.  Hopefully you are enjoying the holidays and spending quality time with family and friends.  

Happy Birthday Kwanzaa!

2016 will see the trio of this month's happy holidays all stacked together. We are all familiar with Christmas and Hannukah, but how much do we know about Kwanzaa.

For Gingerbread Day: The Starship Gingerprise!

Starship Gingerprise!

Redditor Recreates USS Enterprise in Gingerbread: Read the article on Mental Floss.

System maintenance, partial outage set for Jan. 3-5

Cloud computing iconWestlake Porter Public Library has scheduled a major system upgrade for Jan. 3 through Jan. 5, 2017. During the transition, the library system that provides the online catalog and keeps track of user accounts, checkouts and holds will have very limited function.

Remembering John Glenn

"Godspeed, John Glenn"
July 18, 1921 - December 8, 2016

Maker Monday: Transfer Videocassettes to DVDs

There are still some spots left for 12/12’s Maker Monday: Transfer Videocassettes to DVDs!

If you just want to transfer your home movies on VHS straight to a DVD, the process is simple with our new Maker Station. Just request a slot (up to 4 hours) at the Reference Desk. (Test your VHS at home first. The library is not responsible for damaged tapes). Turn on the TV and the recorder, then put in a videocassette and a blank DVD-R (the library has some available for purchase).