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Photo of a US FlagThe library will be closed on Sunday, September 6th and Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.





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Library Trustee Sought

A seat on the Porter Public Library Board of Trustees will be open as of December 31, 2015.

Trustees represent the community at large and their varied library interests. The only prerequisite for applicants is that they have an interest in public library issues and wish to become a public library advocate. The Board, the policy-making body of the library, is composed of seven members who serve overlapping seven-year terms.

Those interested in applying for a position as a trustee may get an application form here, or at the reception desk, the library’s Administration Department 440-250-5451, or by email:

Application deadline is September 12, 2015.

The Amish Inside & Out, Sept 13, 2pm

Photo of three Amish boysBrenda Nixon will provide an overview of the Amish people and share her personal experiences with the Swartzentruber, or conservative Old Order Amish. Brenda, her daughter and ex-Amish son-in-law work closely with those seeking to transition out of the culture.

Sunday, September 13
Porter Room

Register online or call 440-250-5460 for more information. Her book, Beyond Buggies & Bonnets: True Amish Stories will be available for purchase.

Author Visit: Rum Run by R. C. Durkee, Sept 15, 7pm

Photo of author R. C. DurkeeJoin us for a riveting book presentation and signing by local author R. C. Durkee of her historical novel, Rum Run, set in the Cleveland-Sandusky area and Lake Erie during Prohibition.

Tuesday, September 15th
7:00-8:30 pm
Porter Room

Register online or call 440-250-5462. Copies of the book will be available afterward for purchase and signing by author.

Maker Club: Digital Books and Audiobooks, Sept 16, 7pm

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Have you checked out all of WPPL's resources for digital books and audiobooks? Perhaps you've used a few of them, but not all?

Get an overview of OverDrive, Hoopla, Zinio, Freegal, OneClickdigital, TumbleBooks, reference books from EBSCOHost and Gale Virtual Reference Library, and other free sources from the library during Maker Club: Digital Books and Audiobooks on Wednesday, September 16, from 7:00-8:30pm in the PC Lab.

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

Genealogical Treasures of the Internet Archives, Sept 16, 7pm

Image of a magnifying glass and a computer monitorCuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society presents a program by Carla Cegielski: "Genealogical Treasures of the Internet Archives."

Wednesday, September 16
7:00-8:30 pm (Social Time and refreshments 6:30-7:00 pm)
Porter Room.

Friends' Book Sale, Sept 11-20

Photo of US one dollar coins and billsLooking for some bargain books to own? Stop by the former café for some great buys!

From Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 20 the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library will have books for sale. All books are just $1.00!

Payment is on the honor system using a lock box on the wall.

Small Busine$$ Lunch & Learn: Social Media 101, Sept 24, 12pm

WPPL, in partnership with SCORE, presents the return of Small Busine$$ Lunch and Learn with Social Media 101: The Basics of Social Media on Thursday, September 24 from Noon to 1:30pm in the Porter Room.

Learn the value of using social media to reach your customers, how it can lead to new customers, and how it drives repeat business from your current customers.

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

20 Things to Do @ Your Library!

Image of Snoopy as Joe Cool says: What's cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today!In honor of National Library Card Sign-up Month, here are a few things you can do through Westlake Porter Public Library!

Some of these require you to have a library card. If you don't have one, take Snoopy's advice and get yours today!

Summer Superhero Wrap-Up

The credits have rolled on Summer Reading 2015, but there's one more scene to see! Check out some of our awesome superhero librarians, like Biblio Blaster and the Kninja Knitter, and prepare for your next reading adventure.


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