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Adult Book Blog and Recommended Reads - Staff book reviews, fiction and non-fiction.

Farnsworth's blog features news and reviews in the world of sci-fi.

It's a Mystery is a blog about the Mystery genre and its many subgenres.

Just the Facts - In Reference, we learn something new every day. What we find, we share with you.

Let's Talk Trending keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest in what's happening in Popular Culture.

Music Musings features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

The Playful Parent - Make the most of your family time with ideas for activities and crafts that entertain and educate!

Read It Make It - Introducing a new way to experience your favorite children's book. Read It Make It suggests a book and a related children's craft or activity.

The Sports Section covers the world of sports, from alpine skiing to yachting.

STEAM - all about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

Libraries Transform: Continuing the Conversation

Cuyahoga County is on pace to hit 650 overdose deaths in 2017. Heroin, Fentanyl, Carfentanil are all taking a heavy toll in our communities. Over the past several days I have listened to police detectives, fire chiefs, medical personnel and parents who have lost children to overdose talk about the devastating effects of this epidemic.

Dandelions

DandelionsWhen spring arrives it bring dandelions.  For most of us dandelions are a nuisance we want out of our yard.  Nibbles the guinea pig wants as many dandelions as possible.

The Beginner's Guide to Anime and Manga

Anime and manga have become very popular.  And to a lot of the uninitiated, it doesn't make a lot of sense.  After all, what can so many adults find fascinating about watching children's cartoons and reading comic books?  Quite a bit, as it turns out!

Something to Talk About by Beth Donaldson

Something to Talk About is a sweet and sexy romance, from a new author and Northeast Ohio librarian, set in the small Ohio town of Mill Falls where gossip runs amok and wreaks havoc for our couple.

Sci-fi and Cli-fi: Which Is for You?

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson & The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Sometimes science fiction skews local and hopeful. Other times it's doomy and far-out. Two modern masters--Kim Stanley Robinson and John Scalzi--have new books, and they happen to fall on opposing ends of that spectrum. Which one’s for you?

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Transform Your Memories Into Digital Formats

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Westlake Porter Public Library has a wide variety of technology that will help you transform your memories stored on slides, pictures, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and records into digital formats! We had a (full plus waiting list!) Maker Monday on the subject back in April, but don't worry, you can just stop by the Reference Desk to sign up and use the equipment at any time!

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

McEwan works his magic again in a quirky story with an unusual protagonist, a baby in the womb.  Baby is surprisingly aware of what goes on outside of the womb.  His “ear is pressed all day and night…hearing pillow talk of deadly intent,” a self-described innocent “but it

Learning a musical instrument later in life

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Or, maybe you used to play one when you were a child, and would like to pick it back up again? Well, good news: You're never too old to learn a musical instrument!

It's Earth Day

Earth DayThis will be the 47th year of celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day started in 1970 and has been instrumental in the passage of many environmental laws.

(the other) The Girl Before by Rena Olsen

A little while back I reviewed The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney, a psychological suspense about a death in a mysterious house.  This book, with the same title actually released several months prior to Delaney’s, and if I could only recommend one, it would be this one.