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'Twas the First Week of December

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Did you know that Adult Services has a jam-packed week the first week of December?  Well, maybe not jam-packed, but certainly cheese-cooking-art-music-movie packed!  Though you might be stuffed with turkey from the week before, these programs offer lots of fun and learning, as well as some eating, if you aren’t completely full.  Come join us for any or all of them!

It's All About Apps (Part 4): Outside the Library

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The Media Maven may have covered all of the apps that reflect library resources, but there are still many great apps out there that provide great value for no cost.  Check out some of these educational materials that may make your or your children’s educational lives easier.

 

Fall Happenings

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The Media Maven would like to let you know about some of the programs she is working on for this fall.  All programming requires registration, but is free to you.  Please join us if you can.

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Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

This Gothic contemporary romance, with a bit of suspense, is one of the best reads this year so far. It was named a LibraryReads book for August by librarians across the country (including the Media Maven).

It’s All About Apps (Part 3)

Can you believe there are still more apps to talk about that are available to access WPPL’s downloadables and research resources?  Well, The Media Maven has another list of apps of which you should take note.

 

Ohio Means Jobs

 

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

There is quite a lot of buzz surrounding this debut author’s work.  Perhaps it is the comparison to a cross between Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games (that’s not what it is, however).  Maybe it is the fact it has already been optioned for a movie produced and starring Emma Watson.  Or possibly it is just the sheer wonder that comes with a new fascinating fantasy tr

It’s All About Apps (Part 2)

The Media Maven is back with some more apps for you to explore. 

 

EBSCOhost

The EBSCOhost app includes access to the databases that make up EBSCOhost.  A list of the included sources from our Research Resources webpage follows:

 

Academic and Professional Journal Databases

Academic Search Premier

It’s All About Apps (Part 1)

The Media Maven of Westlake Porter Library is here to present you with all the possible choices you have available to you for your serious search and entrancing entertainment needs all on your mobile device. You may have known about some of the choices available at your convenient app store, but maybe not.

Big Library Read

This late spring, Porter Public Library will again be taking part in the Big Library Read, sponsored by OverDrive.  The WPPL OverDrive website is your place to go for eBooks and eAudiobooks in many different formats.  If you are new to eBooks, or want guidance on how to use Overdrive, the staff at our Popular Materials desk are alway