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Tornado Season and Drill

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Ohio's peak tornado season is April through July. There are several areas in the library designated as tornado shelters. In order to prepare for possible severe weather in the coming months, WPPL will be conducting a Tornado Drill on Monday, April 22 at 9:30 am.

Unlocking Social Security

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Join us Monday, April 22 from 2:00-3:00 PM for Unlocking Social Security. We'll explore ...

  • Who is entitled to Social Security benefits
  • What to do to coordinate spousal benefits
  • When should I retire
  • How working while retired affects your benefits
  • And more!

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Westlake-Westshore Arts Council: FYI Opera Series

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The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council presents the FYI Opera Series with students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Opera Theater on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm. The program is free and open to the public.

An Evening of Poetry with Author George Bilgere

Photo of poet George BilgereCover of Blood Pages by George BilgereJoin us for an entertaining evening with local poet, George Bilgere, on Wednesday, April 24 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

An advocate for the type of poetry you can understand, Bilgere has been called "a welcome breath of fresh, American air" by U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins and has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pushcart Foundation, the Witter Bynner Foundation through the Library of Congress, and the Fulbright Foundation.

Introduction to Reiki

Reiki practice

Join Reiki Master Libby White on Thursday, April 25 from 7:00-8:00 PM to learn about Reiki, a Japanese relaxation and stress reduction technique.

Please register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Financial Literacy Month 2019

Plants growing from piles of coins

April is Financial Literacy Month at your library!

We will have programs all month long with information about personal financial planning, social security, and medicare. In additon, Gateway Recycling will be onsite to securely shred your documents. Learn more on the Financial Literacy Month page.

ACT & SAT Test Prep Planning- Best Practices

Pencil and test with circles to fill in

Join College Tutors on Tuesday, April 30 from 7:00-8:00 pm to learn the best practices for developing a college test prep plan that allows your student to perform their best. There is no single best testing plan, but there is a plan that will work best for your students specific needs. A good plan puts the student’s well-being front and center and sets priorities.

Registration begins April 23. Register online, call 440-250-5471 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

International Culture Fair

ESOL Students from TriC

Visit us on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:45-8:45 pm for an evening celebrating international cultures in the community. Students from Cuyahoga Community College's Westshore Campus English as a Second Language Program will share information about their countries of origin.

Presentations will be followed by refreshments and international music. WPPL warmly welcomes you to bring the whole family to learn about and celebrate international cultures together.

Free Comic Book Day!

National Free Comic Book Day May 4, 2019

Join us to celebrate National Free Comic Book Day! In partnership with Carol & John's Comic Book Shop, we will be giving out free comic books (three per person) in the lobby all day while supplies last.

In addition, superhero and cartoon character figures created by Westlake resident, Mel Maurer and Lego mosaics by NEOLUG will be on display in the lobby. Feel free to take selfies!

ACT Practice Exam

Filling in a test sheet

Join College Tutors and WPPL on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00am-1:00pm for an ACT practice exam. Be the most prepared you can be for the actual test!

Registration opens May 4. Sign up online, call 440-250-5471 or stop by any public service desk to register.

 

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