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STEAM Week: July 15-21, 2018

Kids of all ages are invited to join us for a week of exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts in a fun, hands-on way!

There will be STEAM programs all week, including the Annual Egg Drop and Marshmallow Challenge, plus COSI on Wheels, Cyber Security, and Alternatives to Cable TV. Don't forget our regular STEAM programming like Art Smarts, Summer Brain Games, Coding Club, and Tablet Tuesday.

New Databases Added: Oxford University Press

Ohio Web Library has added several new databases to their lineup of resources.

Very Short Introductions and Oxford Research Encyclopedias are here to help you get down to research!

Friends' Annual Ice Cream Social

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Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library invites you to their Annual Ice Cream Social featuring Mitchell's HomeMade Ice Cream, on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the library. The Ice Cream Social is the culminating event to celebrate the end of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Mitchell’s Ice Cream Sundaes will be sold for $1! Come dance to The Big Daddies Band or join the Cake and Cookie Walk for just 50¢! Shop all day at the Portables Gift Shop Sidewalk Sale and the Half-Price Sale at our used book store, the Book Nook.

Mindfulness and Meditation

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Mello Mitchell returns to instruct us in meditation. Join us Saturday, August 4 at 10:00 am to learn simple techniques to reduce anxiety and discover inner peace. We will also explore the history of meditation, the research behind its effectiveness, benefits and how to establish a successful practice.

Appropriate for all experience levels. Registration is required. Please call (440) 250-5460 or sign up online.

WPPL Voted Best Library in Parent Choice Awards!

Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Award Winner 2018

The readers of Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine voted Westlake Porter Public Library the Best Library (tie)! We are so honored to be listed among the excellent resources that make Northeast Ohio a great place to live and raise children.

SearchOhio and OhioLINK Grow

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Westlake Porter Public Library patrons will now have access to an additional 2.5 million items through SearchOhio and OhioLINK.

Clark County Public Library and the Central Library Consortium, made up of the Columbus Metropolitan Library System and 13 other Columbus-area libraries, have joined SearchOhio/OhioLINK.

Qello Concerts

Qello Concerts: Full-Length Concerts and Music DocumentariesIntroducing Qello Concerts: the only place to watch over 1700 of the most amazing live moments in music!

It is the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand. With new releases every week, Qello concerts spans over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Log in at the library, on multiple devices or at home on your big screen, with Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Sony, and more.

New Mobile WiFi Hotspots at WPPL!

New Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Introducing mobile WiFi Hotspots available for checkout from your library!

Mobile Hotspots provide Internet access for up to ten smartphones, tablets, and devices through the Sprint cellular network, making it handy for traveling with your family, friends, or teammates. Adults with a valid WPPL library card in good standing are eligible to check out a mobile Hotspot.

For more information about this new service or to check out a mobile Hotspot, stop by the Ask Us Desk or find it in our catalog.

Westlake Smiles!

Do you have a photograph of yourself, or of a loved one– living or deceased– showing a smile brought about by a special moment in time? Would you like to share that smile, along with the story behind the big smile? If so… WE WANT YOU! We are looking for photos of happy smiling residents of Westlake for a community display at Westlake Porter Public Library.

Photos can be recent or old. Copies will be made of all photos.

Smiling faces at our Renovation CelebrationExamples of photos could be:

  • Wedding day
  • New addition to the family
  • Birthday
  • Graduation
  • Family or friends picnic
  • Everyday fun in Westlake!

You can submit your photograph and submission form by either:

  1. Bringing a physical photograph to the library along with a completed submission form. We will scan your photo and give it right back to you!
  2. Attaching your photo to our online submission form below.

Questions? Email us: WestlakeSmiles@westlakelibrary.org or call 440-871-2600.

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