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Westlake, OH
44145-3925

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Sunday Sounds: Vibrant Wind Dancers

Sunday Sounds Vibrant Wind Dancers

Join the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library for the return of Sunday Sounds and bond with "Earthen Elements" with the Vibrant Wind Dancers!

Sunday, January 22
2:00-3:00 pm
in the Porter Room

The performance of poetry, music and dance depicts Middle Eastern style and interpretive dance and incorporates long flowing skirts and a variety of decorative (and sound making!) hip scarves in the costuming. They also work with beautiful hand dyed nine foot silk veils in all of the dances, making it unique, as well as serene and beautiful!

Refreshments will be served following the performance.

Maker Monday: Google Cardboard

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Remember playing with ViewMasters as a kid? Now you can experience 3D video with just your smartphone and Google Cardboard!

Come to Maker Monday: Google Cardboard on Monday, January 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm in the Dover Room. Explore the world with virtual reality, ride a rollercoaster, and even encounter dinosaurs! Bring your smartphone and (optionally) headphones.

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Travel Club: Share Tips

Let's make one person's experience another person's tip for success! Come share all your travel experiences— the good, the bad and the ugly— with your fellow travel club attendees. Also, we will learn where to look online for the travel tips from professionals.

Thursday, January 26
2:00-3:00pm
in the Dover Room

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Love Reading! Adult Winter Reading Program 2017

Book heart Winter Reading 2017

The 2017 Winter Reading Program for Adults begins Sunday, January 29 and continues until Saturday, February 25. Join anytime while the program is going on and read at your own pace.

  • Read/listen to any book. You may read fiction, non-fiction, ebooks, on the computer, listen to an audiobook or downloadable recorded book, or a Playaway.
  • Count any reading you have done during the program dates.
  • Fill out an entry form either online or at the library for each book you read.

There will be weekly prize drawings from all entries.

Get Ready for Tax Season

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Get ready for tax season by visiting www.irs.gov/getready and find out what changes are in store for the new year! This helpful IRS web page lists changes regarding your Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), processing refunds, knowing your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), and protecting taxpayers.

Distribution of Ohio Tax Forms Ending

In recent years the Ohio Department of Taxation has found that only 10% of printed personal income tax returns end up being filed with the state of Ohio. To eliminate this waste of paper, they are ending bulk distributions. Income Tax Instruction booklets, however, will continue to be sent to public libraries.

Please note that forms can still be obtained by:

Playaway Launchpad Tablets for Kids Are Available Now!

Playaway Launchpad

On January 9th, WPPL began lending Playaway Launchpads: touchscreen tablets designed for young children that come pre-loaded with fun apps.

The Launchpads will be available to check out for 7 days with no renewals, one per library card. You can find them in the Children’s AV area.

Introducing Roku Kits!

Roku kit

WPPL has begun lending Roku Kits. Each kit contains a small device that plugs in to your television's HDMI port and connects to your WiFi network. Once connected, you can stream any of the movies linked to that device.

Stop by the Ask Us desk to check out a Roku Kit or to find out which movies are available. The kits are available for a 7-day loan with no renewals, one per library card.

New Passport Services

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If you need to apply for a passport, you can now do so when you visit the library! WPPL has been trained by the U.S. Passport service to accept applications and fees and to take official passport photos.

For more information about Passport Services including downloadable application forms, current requirements and fees, and travel warnings, visit the U.S. State Department's U.S. Passports & International Travel website.

 

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