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Westlake, OH
44145-3925

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Sunday Sounds: "Music and the Movies" Cabaret-Style Luncheon

Music and the Movies starring Eileen Burns and her live band!

Join the Friends for Music and the Movies on Sunday, February 25, an entertaining and informative program featuring memorable songs and interesting stories from classic Hollywood films such as Casablanca, Swing Time, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Brigadoon, Singin’ in the Rain and many more.

Please note that registration is necessary for this luncheon program and attendance is limited to 50 people. Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Pre-Oscars Party

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Join us Monday, February 26 at 7:00 pm in the Porter Room for a celebration of the year in film! The 90th Annual Academy Awards are March 4, and WPPL wants to get you ready for Hollywood's big night!

Sam Allard, film critic for Cleveland Scene, will take us through this year's big nominees and answer your questions about the year in film. Test your knowledge with some movie-themed trivia, and get creative with refreshments at our popcorn bar. Put in your predictions for the 2018 Oscar winners, and you could be a winner yourself!

Adult Winter Reading 2018

Adult Winter Reading 2018 February 1st through March 1st

There's "Snow" Better Time to Read a Good Book!

Take advantage of this dreary weather to catch up on your to-read list! For every book you read— or audiobook you listen to— between February 1 and March 1, 2018 you can enter to win a prize!

No registration is necessary. Just stop by the Ask Us or Reference desks to pick up an entry form, or use our convenient online version. One winner will be drawn every week!

One Community Reads: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

See Matthew Desmond live at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square on March 15th at 7 pm. Tickets are FREE, but registration is required.

Cover of Evicted by Matthew Desmond Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeJoin your community as we take a real look at the topics of eviction and homelessness through the lens of Matthew Desmond's book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

We will be offering programming on an array of topics, including affordable housing and how drug abuse and addiction can affect the cycle of homelessness.

Replacement Levy on the May Ballot

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On May 8 Westlake voters will be asked to approve a 2.8 mill operating levy renewal for Westlake Porter Public Library. The current 2.8 mill levy, which provides 75% of the library’s operating funds, expires at the end of the year. Passage will ensure library funding for the five-year period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023.

In the five years since the current levy was passed, the library has begun offering new collections and services such as access to thousands of books and other materials via SearchOhio and OhioLink, Roku and GoChip streaming devices, 4K Ultra HD discs, video games, Passport service, Laptops Anytime, mobile device charging machines, auto-renewals and access to online education services like Lynda.com, and undergone a major renovation – all without asking taxpayers for additional funds.

Acorn TV Streaming Video

New at WPPL: Acorn TV!

Acorn TV is a streaming service that offers world-class mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Britain and beyond. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!

New Senior Book Group Program

Book Club Bag: Large Print The Women in the Castle

WPPL is now offering a Senior Book Group Program. Book Club bags are available to check out for six weeks and contain 10 copies of Large Print titles plus a supplementary guide to facilitate book group discussions. Sixteen different titles will be available throughout the year, with four new titles available each quarter.

Introducing automatic renewals, timelier overdue notices

To help make managing your library accounts a little easier, the Westlake Library is introducing a couple of changes.

Automatic renewals: Each day when the library closes, a computer program will check the system for items that were due that day and will attempt to renew them. Each card holder with successful auto-renewals will receive an emailed list of their renewed items along with the new due dates. Starting date: Monday, January 29, 2018.

Now Streaming Music with Freegal!

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Attention music lovers!

Freegal® users can now stream music 24 hours per day in addition to their five free weekly MP3 downloads. Individual songs or entire albums can be streamed on the website or on your mobile device with the Freegal app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Visit WPPL's Freegal site to start listening today!

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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