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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander coverThere is something magical about the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon.  Sure, there is the element of time travel, but that is not the only thing to capture you.  There is adventure, anguish, childbirth, history, marriage, romance, war, and whiskey.  And more. 

The books of Outlander defy a single genre placement.  Probably the broadest term you could use would be historical fiction, but that still does not fully capture the presence of a 20th century English woman in 18th century Scotland, as the main protagonist, Claire, is the first person narrator of our tale.

My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today by Nora Pouillon with Laura Fraser

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Panera Bread recently announced that it plans to remove dozens of artificial ingredients used in its popular menu items.

Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally Insane by Stephen Seager

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Not all individuals who commit heinous crimes go to prison.

The Cannes Film Festival

In celebration of The Cannes Film Festival, the library is having a “Canned Film Festival!" We will be showing films to benefit the Westlake Food Pantry. The admission for a movie is one canned food item. Please register by calling 440-250-5462 or online.

The British are Coming (Part II)

Hello, everyone!  I hope you're all excited about our upcoming program, Rock n' Roll History: The British Invasion with the Doc of Rock n' Roll: Dr. Joel Keller!  In addition to Dr. Keller's presentation, there has been a new addition to Monday's program!

The Avengers and Comic Books in Pop Culture

BAM! POW! The Avengers are back on the big screen!!

Learning Linux: Maker Stations

image of old self check machineDo you remember our old self-check machines? Maybe not so fondly? Two of them are coming back, but in a good way! When the library added the new self-check machines, there was a question about what to do with the old ones. We tried selling them, but no one wanted them.

I had an idea. Last summer, we had a lot of interest in Raspberry Pi at our maker event. What if we turned the two free-standing units into stations where people could come and play with the RPi?

Building Services refinished the desktops -- they look fantastic, btw. I gutted all of the self-checks for parts to be used in the library or for future Maker Club projects.

Digitize Your Records and Cassettes

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This month’s Maker Club is a demonstration on How to Digitize Your Records and Cassettes. Vinyl records and audiocassettes can be damaged easily and degrade over time. Preserve your audio memories (and make them portable to CDs, iPods, computers, and the like) by digitizing them! All you need is a computer with a line-in jack, a record or cassette player with a headphone jack (or USB jack), a cable to connect the two (or the kind of adapters we’ll talk about during the Maker Club), free software, and a little bit of know-how.

ALLDATA Car Repair Information

With over 25 years of experience, ALLDATA is the leading provider of original manufacturers' repair information – complete, unchanged and unabridged.  Access ALLDATA® Repair – Library and Educational Version to: