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Adult Book Blog and Recommended Reads - Staff book reviews, fiction and non-fiction.

Farnsworth's blog features news and reviews in the world of sci-fi.

Just the Facts - In Reference, we learn something new every day. What we find, we share with you.

Let's Talk Trending keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest in what's happening in Popular Culture.

Music Musings features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

The Playful Parent - Make the most of your family time with ideas for activities and crafts that entertain and educate!

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.

STEAM - all about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

Government Resources Are as Close as WPPL!

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” – Unknown

Westlake Porter Public Library is proud to now offer passport services and our Circulation Department is ready to help you get the document you need to be an international traveler. Offering passports is part of a larger trend towards libraries providing assistance with government services.

Groundhog Day

groundhogWe have celebrated Groundhog Day since 1887. It is more of a cultural event than a holiday, but is still widely celebrated. If our furry meteorologist sees his shadow we are predicted to have 6 more weeks of winter.

The Biggest Snowman Ever

snowglobeWintertime is in full swing.  The kids are sledding, skiing and enjoying all types of outdoor acitivities. Children especially love to build a snoman during the winter months.  

William Peter Blatty (1928-2017)

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of author William Peter Blatty, who passed away on Thursday at age 89, after a battle with cancer.  His name might not be familiar to all of you, but certainly his works will be.  Blatty was a prolific author in the horror genre, although he's best known for his story of a 12-year old girl possessed by a demon: The Exorcist.  This chilling tale is not only Blatty's most famous work, but won him an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, and the film was the first horror movie nominated for Best Picture.

Check out Goodreads.com Best SF/Fantasy books of 2016!

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!

Happy New Year!

Party HatWe are a little over a day away from the New Year. I don't think there is any question 2016 has been an eventful year for everyone. Hopefully you've made some lasting memories wit your family and friends.

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

This story follows the aftermath of a 15 year-old rape victim who’s been given a drug that erases the assault from her memory.  After a suicide attempt, it becomes apparent that, while unable to remember the attack itself, Jenny still retains an unidentifiable fear that is causing her much anguish.  Can Jenny retrieve the memories of that attack and bring her rapist to justice?

The Golden Globe Nominees are In!

Awards season is right around the corner, and this week the nominations came in for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

The Littlest Christmas Tree

tree'Tis The Season

The Holiday Season is here.  Thanksgiving came and went in a flash and Christmas is only 10 days away.  Hopefully you are enjoying the holidays and spending quality time with family and friends.