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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.

The Media Maven's goal is to help you understand what resources and databases the library has access to, how to use them, and sometimes give reviews to books she thinks you might enjoy.

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!

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

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

Digitize Your Records and Cassettes


This month’s Maker Club is a demonstration on How to Digitize Your Records and Cassettes. Vinyl records and audiocassettes can be damaged easily and degrade over time. Preserve your audio memories (and make them portable to CDs, iPods, computers, and the like) by digitizing them! All you need is a computer with a line-in jack, a record or cassette player with a headphone jack (or USB jack), a cable to connect the two (or the kind of adapters we’ll talk about during the Maker Club), free software, and a little bit of know-how.

ALLDATA Car Repair Information

With over 25 years of experience, ALLDATA is the leading provider of original manufacturers' repair information – complete, unchanged and unabridged.  Access ALLDATA® Repair – Library and Educational Version to:

Get ready for the new season of Game of Thrones!


The 5th season of Game of Thrones premiers on Sunday at 9 PM on HBO.

Learning Express Library

We have exciting news! LearningExpress Library™ now has a new responsive design and a wide array of great product enhancements and resources.

Have you HEARD a good book lately?

With OneClickdigital it's easy to download eAudiobooks from your library's website. eAudio is a great way to keep a good read with you when you're on the go. Why do we like OneClickdigital

Play with Linux


The Play with Linux class tomorrow, April 7th, at 7:00 pm in the Computer Lab may be full, but those on the waiting list are welcome to come and watch. In the meantime, here’s a short introduction to Linux for beginners! (For the geeks out there, yes, some of this is going to be simplified).

What is Linux? It’s an operating system (the software that runs your computer). Microsoft makes Windows, Apple makes Mac OS X, and Linux is open-source, which means it’s made by… anyone who wants to make it! It’s free, easier to use than Windows 8, runs faster on older computers than modern versions of Windows, and best of all, you don’t really have to worry about viruses!

NewsBank’s Special Reports

NewsBank’s Special Reports are news articles, images, videos, maps and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes.

News may break elsewhere - stories live on Zinio. Have you tried Zinio?

Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers.  Access current digital magazines free from your Westlake Porter Public Library.

15 Secrets Hiding in the World of Game of Thrones

Discover 15 Secrets Hiding in the World of Game of Thrones, according to George R. R. Martin in “The World of Ice and Fire”, a massive, official, and beautifully detailed history compendium.