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Open Technology Training Lab: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in May

Are you curious about Windows 8? Do you need some time to work with Adobe Photoshop Elements? Maybe you have a question about an Excel formula or a Word table. You don't have to sign up for a class.

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Come to the Westlake Porter Public Library Computer Lab. The computers in the lab offer Windows 8.1, Office 2013 and Adobe Photoshop Elements. There is staff on duty to answer questions at this times as well!

The lab is open

  • Mondays: 10:00 am- noon and 6:30- 8:30 pm
  • Tuesdays: 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 1:00-3:00 pm.

Rock and Roll History: The British Invasion, May 4, 7pm

Rock n' Roll History: The British Invasion - Union Jack/guitar imageJoin Dr. Joel Keller for an evening of Rock n' Roll history as we learn about the British Invasion, including the music, background, and the historical and cultural impact of the movement.

We just added an opening act!  Starting at 6:30 pm, Rick Gantz, who plays John Lennon in a Beatles Tribute band, will perform some classic Beatles songs before the "Doc of Rock n' Roll"takes the stage.

Monday, May 4
6:30-7:00 pm: Classic Beatles with Rick Gantz
7:00-8:30 pm: The British Invasion with Dr. Joel Keller

In the Porter Room

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any Public Service Desk to sign up.

Horror Film Club III: the Master of Suspense, May 6, 6:30pm

Cover of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-RayThe Horror Film Club will return Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 pm with the original tale of a weary traveler, a young motel proprietor, and his mother. You may want to take a shower before you show up, since it might be your last for a while.

Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Register online or call 440-250-5462.

Near Death Experience with Hypnotherapist Susan Fox, May 14, 7pm

Photo of Susan FoxPlease join us Thursday, May 14, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Porter Room for a presentation by hypnotherapist, Susan Fox.

Susan will share her own near death experience and talk about the nature of near death experience in general. Learn how thoughts, feelings, and the vibrations you exude effect the nature of that experience. Ask questions and relate your own experiences. The program will also include some practical exercises.

Registration is required: call 440-250-5460, ask at any public service desk, or register online using our event calendar.

German Research Is Like Streudel, May 20, 6:30pm

Map of German place names in the shape of GermanyCome explore the ins and outs of how to research your German ancestors at the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society's May meetingBetty Franklin of the Westlake LDS Family History Center will present "German Research is like Streudel: It Unfolds a Layer at a Time."

Wednesday, May 20
Porter Room
6:30-7:00 pm: Social time with refreshments
7:00-8:30 pm: Program

No registration is required. This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.

Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Wheat Allergy, May 21, 7pm

Photo of a field of wheatJoin us for an informative lecture on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy from Dr. Aaron Petrey of the Cleveland Clinic.

Thursday, May 21
7:00-8:30 pm
Dover Room

Please register for this free adult program online or by calling 440-871-2600.

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

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."

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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Sun: 1pm - 5pm

27333 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH 44145-3925

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