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Love to Read and Talk About It?

If you're an avid reader and would like to discuss books with others, join one of our book discussion groups. Call the Ask Us desk for more information: (440) 250‑5462. Come join the fun!

Book & Author Events
Mon, Aug 22, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Join us online for a conversation with Michele Harper who will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey as a female African American ER physician. Streamed live.Register

Thu, Aug 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us online for a conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Streamed live.Register

Wed, Aug 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Porter Room
Come meet Mr. Twain himself with this lively presentation by Mark Dawidziak and Sara Showman.

Wed, Aug 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover 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!

Thu, Sep 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us online for a conversation with bestselling author, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Thrive. Streamed live.Register

Thu, Sep 08, 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.

Thu, Sep 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dover Room
Join local writer John Keyse-Walker to discuss the inspiration behind his Teddy Creque Mystery Series and his newest novel, Havana Highwire. Book signing to follow. Registration opens August 11.

Tue, Sep 13, 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 August 9. Click or see below for details.

Next Chapter Book Club

WPPL hosts the Next Chapter Book Club! NCBC is an opportunity for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities to make friends, enjoy books and have fun on a regular basis.

Club spots are limited and if you are interested in joining a club, or if you are interested in helping us provide NCBC to the community by facilitating a club, please contact the Disability Resources Librarian at 440-250-5471 for information.

Book Club In a Bag

Bag and books for Book Club In a BagWe also have Book Club in a Bag sets that you can check out for your own book discussion group. To help book clubs thrive, we offer sets of pre-selected fiction and nonfiction books available for a six-week loan period.

The sets contain several copies of "discuss-able" titles re-purposed from our collections and include questions and other supplemental materials to enrich your discussion. You can request a Book Club in a Bag through the Ask Us desk or by placing a hold in the online catalog.

We have bags especially for Children, Teens, Adults and Large Print.

Online Book Clubs

Online Book Clubs linkJoin WPPL's Online Book Clubs and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily email.

Every day, Monday through Friday, we'll send you a portion of a book that takes only five minutes to read. Each Monday we begin a new book. Subscribe to the clubs that pique your interest—from mystery and romance to business and classics. Just give us your email address and five minutes a day, and we'll give you an exciting world of reading.

True Crime Book Club

NEW! Join us for an exciting new book club at Westlake Porter Public Library. The True Crime Book Club will meet on the third Monday of every other month at 1:00pm starting in January. Delve into murder, robbery, heists, arson, and more of humanity's darker instincts. Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.

VOICES Book Club

NEW! Join us for a bimonthly book discussion with a focus on #OwnVoices and #DiverseAuthors titles that depict various experiences, identities, and intersectionality. The VOICES Book Club will meet on the first Tuesday of every other month at 7:00pm starting in April. Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.

Tuesday Evening Book Club

This group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm in person and on Zoom simultaneously. Books are available at the Circulation Desk or through the digital library. New members are always welcome! Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Our Wednesday afternoon group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 2:00pm. Books are available at the Circulation Desk and new members are always welcome! Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.

Thursday Night Book Discussion

Join us on the second Thursday night of every odd month—January, March, May, July, September & November—at 7:00pm. Due to the extended time frame, participants will need to obtain their own copies of each month's title. Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.