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Free Comic Book Day Returns! May 7

First image reads "Celebrating 15 Years Free Comic Book Day 1st Saturday in May! May 7, 2016"Come to the library on Saturday, May 7 to get two free comic books!

The Adult Services Department, in partnership with Carol & John's Comic Book Shop, will be giving out free comic books all day while supplies last. For more free comic books that day, visit Carol & John's or any of your local comic book stores. See you then!

Comic books available will include...

Maker Monday: Play with Linux, May 9, 7pm

image of Tux, the Linux penguin mascot, typing on a laptopWhat's Linux? You've heard of computers running Windows or Mac OS X, but Linux is another operating system that your computer can run (for free!), and it's easier than you may think.

Come try Linux Mint Cinnamon out on our computers to see if it's something you might like!

Monday, May 9
in the Computer Training Lab

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

Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society: Genealogical Research in Kentucky

Image of the state of Kentucky with Louisville and Frankfort markedJoin us for the May Meeting of the Cuyahoga West Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society. Tom Neel, OGS Library Director will present "Genealogical Research in Kentucky."

Wednesday, May 18 in the Porter Room
6:30-7:00pm Social Time with Refreshments
7:00-8:30pm Presentation

Using Herbs & Spices for Greater Wellness

Photo of Ann Floyd, certified herbalistJoin us as certified herbalist Ann Floyd discusses how to use herbs and spices for greater wellness through food, tea, and aromatherapy.

Sunday, May 22
in the Craft Room

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

Ex-Amish: Where Are They Now?

Cover of Beyond Buggies and Bonnets by Brenda NixonBrenda Nixon returns with fascinating new stories of Amish runaways. Working primarily with the Schwartzentruber order, Brenda provides a safe-house for Amish leaving their culture and transitioning into the English world.

Sunday, May 22
in the Dover Room

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

Travel Club: India

Photo of the Taj Mahal by Samantha KretschmerHoly cow!! All the way to India and back in one hour?! Free of charge too?!

Yes,the Travel Club at WPPL can "virtually" give you a tour in an hour. Our YA librarian Samantha Kretschmer will be our guide.

Thursday, May 26
in the Dover Room

Register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Come Join the Parade!

We invite you to walk with us in Westlake's Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30 at 9:15am.

Photo of the staff and patrons who marched in the 2015 Westlake Memorial Day Parade

All participants in the 1.1 mile walk will receive a free WPPL t-shirt, courtesy of the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library.

Please register online. T-shirts will be distributed at the parade at 9:30am at Westlake Christian Church.

Donate Books to United Way!

Logo reads LIVE UNITED United Way United Way of Greater ClevelandWestlake Porter Public Library is once again a public collection point for United Way of Greater Cleveland's Stuff the Bus with Books campaign. If you have new or gently used children's and young adult books to donate to keep Cuyahoga County's kids reading all summer long, please drop them off in the lobby until June 15.


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