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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.

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Introducing the Silhouette Cameo 3!

Introducing the newest addition to our Makerspace technology, the Silhouette Cameo 3! Tonight's Maker Monday shows how to use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out custom designs from the computer onto heat transfer vinyl, which can then be ironed on to T-shirts and other clothing, tote bags, pillows, and more!

59th Annual Grammy Awards

Big wins for Adele, Chance the Rapper, and the late David Bowie were interspersed with performances that included tributes, collaborations, and political statements. Here is a recap of the night with some listening suggestions available at WPPL!

Henry "Box" Brown

Freedom QuiltLet's Celebrate Black History month with an educational read and craft. Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is a touching story of a young slave's journey to freedom. Henry's Freedom Box tells the story of Henry "Box" Brown and how he mailed himself to freedom in a wooden crate. Henry is known as being one of the Underground Railroad's most famous slaves. This book will bring up great conversation and teach your child about an important time in the history of our country.

National Library Lover's Month

Library, Image Credit to Rich Grundy

February is National Library Lover's Month!

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

Another girl title in the same genre as those who’ve come, well, “before”.  A story about an austere home with an aloof and mysterious owner whose tenants are required to adhere to strict guidelines of minimalism.  Jane has just moved in and learns

Tennis

Tennis raquet and ball in the air

The Australian Open ended yesterday, and the results are in:

MEN'S SINGLES: Roger Federer (Switzerland)

WOMEN'S SINGLES: Serena Williams (USA)

MEN'S DOUBLES: Henri Kontinen (Finland) & John Peers (Australia)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) & Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)

MIXED: Abigail Spears (USA) & Juan Sebastián Cabal (Columbia)

Government Resources Are as Close as WPPL!

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” – Unknown

Westlake Porter Public Library is proud to now offer passport services and our Circulation Department is ready to help you get the document you need to be an international traveler. Offering passports is part of a larger trend towards libraries providing assistance with government services.

Groundhog Day

groundhogWe have celebrated Groundhog Day since 1887. It is more of a cultural event than a holiday, but is still widely celebrated. If our furry meteorologist sees his shadow we are predicted to have 6 more weeks of winter.

The Biggest Snowman Ever

snowglobeWintertime is in full swing.  The kids are sledding, skiing and enjoying all types of outdoor acitivities. Children especially love to build a snoman during the winter months.