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Read It Make It - Introducing a new way to experience your favorite children's book. Read It Make It suggests a book and a related children's craft or activity.

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Human life is now just a matter of dollars and cents. Do you have a spare $84K? Then you are free to kill. 84K by Claire North

Cover of 84K by Claire NorthFirst we gave up a few human rights in the name of counter-terrorism.
Then the universities were closed for spreading warnings of impending calamity.
Finally the Company Men took over running the government & the media, as well as their businesses. Now it's all about the Benjamins.

Let's Go for a Night Walk

Cat and DogNight Walk written by Jill Newsome and illustrated by Claudio Munoz is a heartwarming story of friendship between a cat and a dog.  Daisy the dog likes to explore.  Flute the cat like to stay in the comfort of their home.  One evening Flute is curious and decides to go to the park with Daisy.  They experience an adventure that strengthens their friendship and almost gets them into trouble.

There's a Bear in My Chair

Polar BearThere's a Bear in my Chair written and illustrated by Ross Collins is about an exasperated little mouse.  The mouse has one chair and a big polar bear is sitting in it.

Love Westworld? Try these...

Westworld just started season 2, continuing to explore what it means to be human through the eyes of the lifelike AI "hosts" in the park, the series investigates the boundaries of an exotic world set at the intersection of the near future and the re-imagined past. If you can't get enough of sentient robots getting angry revenge on their human creators, here are a few titles you might want to peruse.

Earth Day!

The LoraxDr. Seuss wrote The Lorax over 40 years ago and it seems to be a book ahead of its time.  The Lorax is the perfect book to introduce the idea of conservation and what it would be like to live with limited resources.  This is a must read for Earth Day (April 22).  You can round out the experience with Lorax the movie.

Transfer Super 8/8mm Film to Digital

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We had another great turnout for the "Transfer Your Memories To Digital" class at our last Maker Monday. In previous blog posts, we described the different formats you could transfer to digital formats here- vinyl records, audiocassettes, VHS tapes, slides, and photographs (or anything else that can be scanned on our copiers to a USB drive).
New since last time is the addition of a Super 8/8mm film converter. Read on to see how it works!

$$Movies About Money$$

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy month? Money and Finance happen to be the topic of many great films offered at WPPL on DVD and/or Bluray.

Spring Is Here!

Spring is here and flowers are blooming. Sidewalk Flowers "written" by Jon Arno Lawson and illustrated by Sydney Smith is a captivating wordless picture book. Wordless picture books not only encourage story telling skills, but also can improve language and comprehension.

Film Festival Films

Awards season may have come to an end, but here in Cleveland preparations are in full swing for the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). This year’s CIFF, which takes place April 4-April 15 at Tower City Cinemas, offers 215 feature films representing 72 countries, plus short films, virtual reality films and interactive media projects. https://www.clevelandfilm.org/.

Lucky Tucker

Four Leaf CloverHappy St. Patrick's Day!