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Fail! How the News Media Is Letting Down American Society

Photo of old tube televisions piled up as garbage reads FAIL in redJohn Kerezy, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Cuyahoga Community College will discuss how our news is disseminated through various channels.

Thursday, September 29
in the Porter Room

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

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

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It's a great time to get a library card! This year's National Library Card Sign-Up Month is extra special in Cuyahoga County. WPPL is joining forces with the eight other library systems in the county to promote "A Card for Every Kid."

How Does It Work?

Kids in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 (18-years or younger) are encouraged to visit WPPL in September to apply for a library card and/or have fines on an existing card forgiven. Those who do will also receive a tote bag and a scented pencil to take home!

Hitchcock: Master of Suspense

Black and white photo of Alfred HitchcockHistorian and lecturer Bill Rafalski gives an interactive presentation on Alfred Hitchcock. Topics will include Hitchcock's childhood, education, work in silent movies, British films, collaborations with David O. Selznick, and his American films and TV shows.

Monday, October 3
in the Dover Room

Register online, dial 440-250-5462, or visit a public service desk to sign up.

Horror Film Club Halloween Party

Image reads They Come from Another World! Invasion of the Body Snatchers and show people running beneath spotlights from aboveAre you scared yet? The Horror Film Club invites you to join us for our next film creepy classic from the vault... if you dare! This is also going to be our Halloween party, so get into the haunted holiday spirit and spend the evening with us!

Wednesday, October 5
in the Dover Room

In this month's film, a doctor discovers that everyone in his small town is being replaced by a race of emotionless aliens known as "pod people". It is a race against the clock to warn the unsuspecting populous... before he meets the same fate!

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.

International Education from Westlake Schools

International Baccalaureate logo reads World School - Ecole du Monde - Colegio del MundoParents are invited to learn how the Westlake City Schools are preparing children to make a positive contribution to the ever expanding global society on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm in the Dover Room. At this meeting International Baccalaureate (IB) coordinators, teachers, parents, current and former students will describe the impact IB has made on their professions and lives and have a chance to ask questions about their experiences.

Enter to be the Customer of the Day

It's almost time to celebrate WPPL's Customer Appreciation Week 2016!

Stop at the Circulation Desk to enter the Customer of the Day contest beginning September 25 through October 12, 2016. Take a chance to win a library gift bag and 2 tickets to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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We will pick seven lucky entries from the drawing to be announced the week of October 16 through October 22, 2016.

Folk Music with Andy and Judy

Andy and Judy

Join folk-duo Andy and Judy Daigle for an afternoon of folk music and fun. This talented folk duo performs regularly at libraries, coffeehouses and concert venues where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners blending popular folk covers with their growing list of original songs.

Saturday, October 15
in the Porter Room

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

Pet Photo Contest

Do you have cute pet? Submit their photo and win a prize you both can share! We will share the photos with other pet lovers, too.

Image of a gray dog wearing reading glasses, resting her chin on a magazine Rules

  • Photos must highlight reading and include your pet.
  • Photos must be taken by an amateur photographer and must be the work of the contestant.
  • Photographers must be customers of Westlake Porter Public Library.
  • All entries must be received between September 26 and October 16, 2016.
  • Only one entry per pet. Multi-pet households can submit more than one photo but only one photo per pet.
  • The photographer grants permission to Westlake Porter Public Library to use the photo in social media, print and online posts.

A Tail Waggin' Thank You! Customer Appreciation Week 2016

Photo of a black dog in a sweater surrounded by gold and orange flowersJoin us October 16 through October 22 as we thank you for your continued support and use of the library! We'll treat you to special programs as well as surprise giveaways!

You'll also have the chance to win prizes! Enter the Pet Photo Contest with a photo of your favorite furry (or feathered or scaly) friend. Humans of all ages can enter to be the Customer of the Day, too.

New 3D Printer Available!

3D Printer Ultimaker 2plus

Westlake Porter Public Library is providing a new 3D printer for public use!

In order to use the printer, you'll need to take an orientation first. Learn library policies about using it, how to download a 3D-printable object, and how to prepare it for a great print!

All classes held in the PC Lab. Please register online or call the library at 440-871-2600.

Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 15 11:00 am
Wednesday, October 19 11:00 am
Thursday, October 27 3:00 pm


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