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Now Streaming Music with Freegal!

Freegal Music

Attention music lovers!

Freegal® users can now stream music 24 hours per day in addition to their five free weekly MP3 downloads. Individual songs or entire albums can be streamed on the website or on your mobile device with the Freegal app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Visit WPPL's Freegal site to start listening today!

Sunday Sounds: 4 To Go Band

4 To Go Band

Join us for the first Sunday Sounds of the new year on January 21, 2018 at 2:00-3:00pm in the Porter Room!

The 4 To Go Band sings and plays songs from artists with the west coast sound, including CSN&Y, The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Doobies, The Grateful Dead, James Taylor and many others. The band members Ed Gallagher, Dale Work, Shawn Easley, and Rick First “love libraries” and will perform a special concert dedicated to the Westlake Porter Public Library.

Announcing the Kanopy Movie Discussion Club!

A film by Jean-Pierre Melville Le Samourai Alain Delon - There is no solitude greater than that of the samuraiWatch a film at home, using your Westlake Library Kanopy account, then come and join in a discussion about the film. On January 31, from 2-3pm, we will be talking about Le Samouraï, a French film noir from 1967, starring Alain Delon.

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

Come to the Friends' Annual Book Sale!

Image of Porter J. Mouse with all of the books he bought from the Friends' Annual Sale!The 2018 Annual Book Sale

Friends' Preview Night
Wednesday, January 31, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Only for Members of Friends – Memberships Available at the Door!
New this year! A Select Book Room will be open on Wednesday only

Regular Sale Days
Thursday, February 1, 9:30am-8:00pm
Friday, February
2, 9:30am-5:00pm

Half-Price Sale
Saturday, February
3, 9:30am-3:00pm

$2 Bag Sale
Sunday, February 4, 1:15pm-4:00pm

Special priced books will not be available at the Bag Sale.

Three Rooms Filled With Books!

Wonders of Weather

Jon Loufman meteorologist at CBS Cleveland 19 News

Have you ever wondered why the wind blows, how a storm forms, or why the seasons change? Join us and a “weathered” guide, CBS-TV meteorologist Jon Loufman, for a fun, hands-on, interactive presentation where the science of meteorology is brought down to the earth and into the library!

Wednesday, February 7
in the Porter Room

Adult Winter Reading 2018

Adult Winter Reading 2018 February 1st through March 1st

There's "Snow" Better Time to Read a Good Book!

Take advantage of this dreary weather to catch up on your to-read list! For every book you read— or audiobook you listen to— between February 1 and March 1, 2018 you can enter to win a prize!

One Community Reads: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

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.

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."

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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