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See Tolkien in Theaters, READ Tolkien at the Library!

Cover of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien"Tolkien", a new biopic from director Dome Karukoski is in theaters today. It portrays the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's early years from a fellowship of grammar school adventurers to the hellish landscape of the Battle of the Somme.

Sunday April 7 is "Cleveland Rocks" Day at the the Rock Hall!


When: Sun., April 7, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Price: Free with General Admission

Holy 80th anniversary Batman!


One of the most beloved superheroes in history is celebrating a big birthday. Batman, also known as the Caped Crusader and The Dark Knight, turns 80 years old on Saturday, having first appeared as wealthy playboy-turned-crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939.

Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

J.R.R. TolkienTolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year. On this day, fantasy fans all over the world prepare to participate in the honorary day established in 2003 by the Tolkien Society to encourage fans to celebrate the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite passages.

Want To Read the Entire SONG OF ICE & FIRE Series before the GAME OF THRONES Season 8 Premiere? Here’s How!


With the final season just around the corner, now is the ideal time to read the series. A full review of the story could only enhance the Season 8 watching experience, right?

Sample some New Music for International Women's Day

International Women's Day is the perfect day to treat yourself to some new music by a variety of great female artists. Find these titles and more in the Popular Materials area of WPPL.

New Music From female Artists March 2019

Attention: Stranger Things fans! This Stranger Things prequel book gives backstory of how Eleven came to be.

While Stranger Things fans have to wait until July 4, 2019 to see what's happening in Hawkins, Indiana during season 3, they definitely don't have to wait that long to return to the show's universe. Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds, the first official Stranger Things novel, has finally been released.

Music and the macabre.

We Sold Our Souls, by Grady Hendrix

Two recent titles have done a good job of combining music, horror, and a bit of comic relief.

The 2019 Grammy Awards nominees have been announced!

The 61st annual Grammy Awards are set to take place on Feb. 10, 2019. The annual awards show is a celebration of all things music, and that includes plenty of country, Americana, folk and roots categories, too.

Get Ready For An Epic Year In Fantasy

2019 looks like it’s going to be an epic year in fantasy, and here are some reasons why.

2019 in gold letters