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April Is Financial Literacy Month

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Today many Americans are experiencing some sort of financial difficulty, causing a significant impact on their lives. Often this is because they are not well enough educated about financial management.

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we are offering programs to help you become a better money manager. Even if you're a personal finance whiz you can always learn more, so stop by the library to check out one of the programs this month.

Zentangle Basics

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Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create abstract images by drawing repetitive patterns. Created using lines and shapes, anyone can do it - NO artistic skills required!

Saturday, May 5 
1:00-2:30 PM
in the Porter Room

Author Visit: A Celebration of Animation

A Celebration of Animation book coverJoin us Monday, May 7 at 7:00 PM in the Porter Room for a celebration of animation!  Everyone has their favorites, but who are some of the most influential cartoon characters from television?

Marty Gitlin, author of the book A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History, will host this fun presentation for kids, teens, and adults. Book will be for sale after the presentation.

Levy Renewal 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.

Ohio Author Project Contest

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Ohio Author Project, in partnership with Library Journal and SELF-e, wants to find the best self-published book in the state of Ohio!

This year's contest kicked off on April 1, 2018, and submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2018. Submit your work to indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/ohio.

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.

All-New Freegal Music on April 4

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Announcing the all-new Freegal Music service! Starting April 4, Freegal Music will be totally transformed, including new apps for the iOS and Google stores. The site will be down for approximately 10 hours (12am EDT - 10am EDT) that morning.

All patrons' existing playlists and stored music will be preserved. New FAQs and a video tutorial will be available to guide users through the site.

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.

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!

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