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Upcoming Sales at the Book Nook!

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In celebration of Customer Appreciation Week and National Friends of Libraries Week, everything is half price in the Friends' Book Nook from October 16 through October 31! Stock up on reading, listening and watching material before the holiday travel season is upon us.

While you're in the Book Nook, sign up for a raffle to win a big box of snack goodies! The drawing will be on November 1, you do not need to be present to win.

Horror Film Club

Movie poster reads The Old Dark House

Join us Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30pm in the Dover Room as the Horror Film Club wanders into another chilling situation... if you dare!

This month, when their car breaks down in the middle of the Welsh countryside, a group of travelers seek shelter in the home of the mysterious Femm family, where all manner of horrors ensue.

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Badge 387 and Other Stories of the Cleveland PD

Cover of book Badge 387: The Story of Jim Simone, America's Most Decorated Cop by Robert SbernaAuthor Robert Sberna and Police Psychologist Tom Evans will discuss the recent developments in police and community dynamics—including what works and what doesn't.

Wednesday, November 2
in the Porter Room

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

Find Your Next Book with Goodreads

Drawing of stacks of booksGoodreads is a fun and easy-to-use online program for readers that offers book suggestions, genre lists, and group discussion. Join your friends online to share your favorite titles, keep track of your reading suggestions, and more!

Monday, November 7
in the Computer Training Lab

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

Unlocking Social Security

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Join us on Thursday, November 10 at 11:00am in the Dover Room to explore the answers to these questions and more:

  • Who is entitled to Social Security benefits
  • What to do to coordinate spousal benefits
  • When should I retire
  • Where to go for more help
  • How working while retired affects your benefits

Medicare basics will also be discussed. Register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

What's Your Story: Writing a Memoir

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In this hands-on workshop, Nancy Seubert will present three approaches to writing your memoirs. After identifying the “chapters” in your life, we’ll get into some writing exercises to jump start your memoirs and shape your memories into stories that you and the people you love can read.

Sunday, November 13
in the Porter Room

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

International Education from the Westlake City Schools

International Baccalaureate logo reads: World School - Ecole du Monde - Colegio del MundoPlease join us on Monday, November 14 at 7:00pm in the Dover Room to learn how the Westlake City Schools are preparing children to make a positive contribution to the ever expanding global society. International Baccalaureate (IB) coordinators, teachers, parents, current and former students will describe the impact IB has made on their profession and lives and answer questions about their experiences.

Road to Wealth: How to Manage Your Financial Life: The Savings Plan

photo shows the double yellow line in the middle of a road disappearing into the distanceJoin us for the second of a three part program to learn how to better understand, manage and eventually invest your money.

Learn about setting goals, paying off debt, and funding emergency and "Sinking Funds". Get on the path to becoming a saver. Explore some of the "Uncomfortable Conversations" surrounding money.

Monday, November 14
in the Computer Training Lab

Register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by any public service desk to sign up. Bring a flash drive to save a personal assignment.

Urban Genealogy: Finding Ancestors in Rich Local Records

Join the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society for a presentation by Sunny Morton about Urban Genealogy: Finding Ancestors in City Directories, Urban & Suburban Maps, Voting Records, Local Histories & Other Rich Local Records on Wednesday, November 16. Social time with refreshments begins at 6:30pm with the presentation from 7:00-8:30pm in the Porter Room.

Photo of City Directories part of WPPL Local History collection

NaNoWriMo at WPPL

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November is National Novel Writing Month! If you think you have a novel in you, join us for a write-in and get it kick-started! Work solo or brainstorm ideas with others. All aspiring authors are welcome. No registration is necessary, all sessions will meet in the Craft Room.

  • Thursday, November 3 from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Monday, November 7 from 4:00-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 15 from 2:00-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 30 from 6:00-8:00pm

Customer Appreciation Week Pet Photo Contest


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