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Happy January!

InuitHopefully everyone is staying warm.  We have a little break, but the temperature is supposed to dip again this weekend.  These frigid temperatures don't allow for much time to spend outside.  While you are enjoying your time indoors with your children you can read Mama, Do You Love Me?  written by Barbara M. Joosse and illustrated by Barbara Lavallee.  

 

And the Winner is...

Movie awards season is here and in full swing! A look at an awards season calendar is dizzying to say the least! The Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees were announced back in November. In December the Golden Globe Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nominations were announced.

WELCOME 2018!

ClockAs we welcome in the New Year, we want to remember all the wonderful things that happened in 2017. The good and the bad. We can learn so much from looking to the past. This is a great time to share your wisdom with your child.

 

Hollywood - Behind the Scenes

It may still be winter holiday season, but pretty soon it will be another favorite season - "Oscar season".  The final 2017 movie releases  will be out within the next two weeks and then award season will begin in earnest.

Cute Little Penguins

PenguinsThe few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a whirlwind of activity for many.  At times it is a good idea to enjoy the holiday at a slower pace.  Little Penguins written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a great book to read on a chilly winter night.

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

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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.