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Readers and Writers

Book & Author Events
Thu, Feb 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a magical evening with New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper as she discusses the third installment of her immensely popular The Witches of Thistle Grove series. Streamed live.Register

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dover Room
A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otaku and newbies welcome! Grades 7 - adult welcome.

Tue, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room,Zoom Programming 2
This meeting will be held IN PERSON and ON ZOOM. Those unable to attend in person, can join us via Zoom simultaneously. Registration begins January 10.

Wed, Feb 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Porter Room
The Wednesday Book Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. A limited number of books are available for participants at the Circulation Desk. No registration required.

Thu, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for an insightful chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, Tastes Like War. Streamed live.Register

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom Programming 1
Join us for a virtual author visit with author Eric Carlson, joining us live from Geneva, Switzerland!

Mon, Feb 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Dover Room
We will meet on the third Monday of the month. This will be a great way to discover new and classic True Crime writing.

Tue, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Programming 2,Craft Room
This club will meet IN PERSON and ON ZOOM. Those unable to attend in person can join us via Zoom simultaneously. Registration opens January 17th.

Wed, Feb 22, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Register here for WPPL's personalized subscription box service.
Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 2023 at 9:00am

Wed, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Craft Room
Join us in person for an hour of creative writing prompts to inspire you to start and keep writing. Creativity is more than putting pen to paper. It's about breaking away and trying something new!

Tue, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online for an invigorating conversation with highly acclaimed author Sadeqa Johnson as she talks about her brand new novel, The House of Eve! Streamed live.Register

Wed, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover Room
Pick a cookbook from our library shelves, and bring a dish to share! This meeting will focus on Irish foods.

Wed, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Technology Training Lab
Join us for a special discussion of Andrea Elliott's book "Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City." Part of the county-wide One Community Reads series!

Thu, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Craft Room
The Thursday Night Group meets odd months only - January, March, May, July, September & November on the second Thursday evening.

One Community Reads Invisible Child book

One Community Reads is a collaboration among The City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square and nine public library systems to create a shared reading experience. This year’s discussion centers on Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott.

Go to Myrna Chelko Literacy Initiatives page

WPPL is proud to offer the Myrna Chelko Literacy InitiativesLittle Sprouts for children ages 4 and under and Reading Is Elementary for kids in grades K-4. Participating in these initiatives will help build the habits that foster lifelong learning—plus there are fabulous prizes!

Computer on coffee table displaying Virtual Author Talk page

Westlake Porter Public Library is excited to introduce Virtual Author Talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. Join us online for 2-3 live presentations per month by best-selling authors and thought leaders.

The Wall Street Journal is available from WPPL on the Download & Stream page

Now available with your Westlake Porter Public Library card—The Wall Street Journal Online. Enjoy award-winning business journalism and unrivaled coverage of global markets, politics, world news, tech, arts and life, accessible anywhere.

Join us at blogs.westlakelibrary.org for info about books, movies, crafts, and much more! There's something to interest everyone.

New York Times Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction

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New York Times Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction
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Download & Stream

Girl looking at a computer

Download & Stream

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Adults

adults in library

Adults

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Outreach & Homebound

Kris delivers in the library van

Outreach & Homebound

foreign language resources

Language Resources

foreign language resources

Language Resources

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Blogs & Newsletters

blogs on a laptop

Blogs & Newsletters