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The Grand Tour, Aug 31, 7pm

Photo of Randall Wade Family circa 1870During the 19th century, wealthy Clevelanders polished their cultural credentials by taking a grand tour of Europe where they explored art galleries, castles, museums, and spectacular natural landscapes. These tours left lasting impressions on those who traveled, and in several cases changed the cultural landscape of our community.

Please join Holly Witchey from the Western Reserve Historical Society as she presents a fascinating program on Monday, August 31 from 7:00-8:00pm in the Porter Room. Register online or call 440-250-5460 for more information.

Horror Film Club, Sept 2, 6:30pm

Poster for the movie Frankenstein (1931)Do you dare return to the library for another classic horror film?

This month, a brilliant scientist creates a man out of dead body parts and brings it to life. However, his creation soon becomes impossible to control, and must be destroyed before it is too late!

Join us Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Craft Room. Sign up online or call 440-250-5462.

Nia: Non-Impact Aerobics, Sept 3, 7pm

Photo of Nia practitioners at Huntington Beach OhioJoin us for a fun-filled movement based class set to soul-stirring music. Enjoy this blend of dance arts, martial arts and the healing arts that will invite your spirit, mind, body and emotions to play and find joy! Class is appropriate for all age and ability levels.

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Porter Room

Sign up online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by a public service desk to register.

Digital Photos Online: Flickr, YouTube and more, Sept 3, 7pm

Image of a cameraLearn about the online photo sharing service Flickr, videos on YouTube, and more! Prerequisites: Yahoo! account and Gmail or YouTube account. If you choose to bring your mobile device, please have Flickr installed before the class.

Thursday, September 3
Computer Training Lab

Register online, visit any service desk, or call 440-250-5460.

Library Trustee Sought

A seat on the Porter Public Library Board of Trustees will be open as of December 31, 2015.

Trustees represent the community at large and their varied library interests. The only prerequisite for applicants is that they have an interest in public library issues and wish to become a public library advocate. The Board, the policy-making body of the library, is composed of seven members who serve overlapping seven-year terms.

Those interested in applying for a position as a trustee may get an application form here, or at the reception desk, the library’s Administration Department 440-250-5451, or by email:

Application deadline is September 12, 2015.

The Amish Inside & Out, Sept 13, 2pm

Photo of three Amish boysBrenda Nixon will provide an overview of the Amish people and share her personal experiences with the Swartzentruber, or conservative Old Order Amish. Brenda, her daughter and ex-Amish son-in-law work closely with those seeking to transition out of the culture.

Sunday, September 13
Porter Room

Register online or call 440-250-5460 for more information. Her book, Beyond Buggies & Bonnets: True Amish Stories will be available for purchase.

Author Visit: Rum Run by R. C. Durkee, Sept 15, 7pm

Photo of author R. C. DurkeeJoin us for a riveting book presentation and signing by local author R. C. Durkee of her historical novel, Rum Run, set in the Cleveland-Sandusky area and Lake Erie during Prohibition.

Tuesday, September 15th
7:00-8:30 pm
Porter Room

Register online or call 440-250-5462. Copies of the book will be available afterward for purchase and signing by author.

Genealogical Treasures of the Internet Archives, Sept 16, 7pm

Image of a magnifying glass and a computer monitorCuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society presents a program by Carla Cegielski: "Genealogical Treasures of the Internet Archives."

Wednesday, September 16
7:00-8:30 pm (Social Time and refreshments 6:30-7:00 pm)
Porter Room.

Summer Superhero Wrap-Up

The credits have rolled on Summer Reading 2015, but there's one more scene to see! Check out some of our awesome superhero librarians, like Biblio Blaster and the Kninja Knitter, and prepare for your next reading adventure.


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