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What's Trending? (Dec. 5-10)

Welcome back everyone!  December is officially here, but the weather is surprisingly mild for this time of year.  Whether you're begging for snow or enjoying the sight of the grass for a few more precious days, I hope you'll find something fun here at Let's Talk Trending!

What's Trending This Week? (Nov. 26-Dec. 2nd)

So, we're kicking this off a little late, but let's talk about all the exciting things going on this week!  Let's Talk Trending!

To start with, this week marks the end of November and the start of December.  Can you believe that 2017 is almost over??  Where did this year go?

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Anyone who reads Young Adult/New Adult recognizes Colleen Hoover as one of the pioneers of the independent publishing revolution.  Hoover’s debut novel, Slammed, hit the NYT Best Sellers list in 2012 and several successful titles have followed.  With last y

Thanksgiving Treats

PumpkinThanksgiving is tomorrow and I am sure everyone is knee deep in preparations.  When you are working in the kitchen don't forget to get the kids involved.  They will learn valuable skills and helping will give them a gre

Electronics & Making


This month's Maker Monday, "Arduino & Raspberry Pi," was full, but you can still use them both right here at Westlake Porter Public Library, even if you haven't taken the class! Just ask for either kit at the Reference Desk, and you're welcome to try them out in the library.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The MayflowerIt is hard to believe we just celebrated Halloween and Thanksgiving is two weeks away. There is so much to teach children about the history of Thanksgiving.

Country's Big Night: The 51st Country Music Association Awards


Last night's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards saw old favorites, talented instrumentalists, and new stars on ABC. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returned as hosts. Here are some of the winners!

Happy Halloween

mummyHalloween is Tuesday.  Hopefully everyone has their costumes planned and will be attending some fun parties this weekend.  In between the festivities or for some much needed down time, share a story and craft


Ghosts, Skeletons and Monsters! Oh My! Halloween is around the corner and we are seeing creative costumes everywhere. It is fun to see children in the spirit of the holiday and having fun.


All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays A Novel by Elan MastaiThose of us who crossed the space time continuum with Marty McFly will likely enjoy Mastai’s take on time travel.   

Tom Barren is from the Jetsons versions of 2016 - a utopia of flying cars, moving sidewalks, liquid polymer outifts that recycle daily, and more.  All courtesy of the Goettreider engine, a source of unlimited absolute clean energy, invented by Lionel Goettreider on July 11, 1965.