The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

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October Tunes

October is here, and Halloween is just over a week away.  As the day quickly approaches for ghosts, ghouls, and all manner of spooky, creepy, freaky things, why not check out some "scary good" music to set the mood?

The Music Timeline

I'm always looking for cool new websites.  This post is one of my newer finds.  Ever wonder what was popular in music in a specific decade or genre?  Well, The Music Timeline takes information from people's posts on Google Music and uploads it into a timeline that shows you what was popular and includes links so that you can add your favorites to your Google Play Music account!

We <3 Zombies


A new season of The Walking Dead begins on October 11th at 9:00 on AMC.

The Apple of my Eye

As another summer becomes just a memory, fall beckons with crunchy leaves underfoot and the smell of apple pie wafting through the air. Here in Northeast Ohio we have Johnny Appleseed to thank for the abundance of orchards just waiting to be picked!

The Doc of Rock n' Roll Returns!


Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Do you enjoy good music and classic films? Then join us on September 26th from 2:00-3:30pm for another session of music history and fun!


Get ready for a culmination of pop culture favorites!


Hello Westlake, are you ready for the 67th annual Emmy Awards? It premiers this Sunday, September 20th on Fox.

The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman

This intertwining of fairy tales, suspense, and mystery is the second novel by writer Carol Goodman, published in January 2003.  Though it has aged a little, it is still an enticing read, and winner of the 2003 Hammett Prize, given by the International Association of Crime Writers, North American Branch (IACW/NA) each year since 1991 to a Canadian or US citizen or permanent resident for a book in English in the field of crime writing. 

The Martian

Cover of The Martian by Andy Weir

Hello Westlake! In this post I would like to write about The Martian by Andy Weir. I came across some interesting articles about the novel when visiting all of my favorite popular culture websites. As a result, I thought that I would share what I learned with you, as well as write a brief review of The Martian.

The new and improved "Science Online" is now... online!

Although the new and improved Science Online was, alas, not online in time for last week's "Maker Club: Science Online" (say that three times fast), it is now! Access this valuable resource by clicking here.