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Adult Book Blog and Recommended Reads - Staff book reviews, fiction and non-fiction.

Farnsworth's blog features news and reviews in the world of sci-fi.

It's a Mystery is a blog about the Mystery genre and its many subgenres.

Just the Facts - In Reference, we learn something new every day. What we find, we share with you.

Let's Talk Trending keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest in what's happening in Popular Culture.

The Media Maven's goal is to help you understand what resources and databases the library has access to, how to use them, and sometimes give reviews to books she thinks you might enjoy.

Music Musings features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

The Playful Parent - Make the most of your family time with ideas for activities and crafts that entertain and educate!

The Sports Section covers the world of sports, from alpine skiing to yachting.

STEAM - all about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

Learning Express database will be available from Ohio Means Jobs

The Ohio Web Library database resources are purchased by the Libraries Connect Ohio partnership, combining Library Services and Technology Act funds from the State Library and state funds from the Ohio Public Library Information Network, OhioLINK, and INFOhio to purchase access to these statewide databases for all Ohioans. They are accessed from the Research Resources tab on the Westlake Porter Public Library homepage.

Patriotism in Pop Culture

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day! Before the library closes in observance for the holiday weekend, be sure to check out some of these recommended items.

It's a Mystery - Judging a Book by Its Cover

I have always been intrigued by book covers.  These covers can draw us in to take a closer look at a book or make us not even consider the novel. They seem to have their own story to tell sometimes.

If you liked Gone Girl…

Gym America is here!

GymAmerica is like having your own personal trainer and nutritionist at your disposal.

Maker Club: Raspberry Pi

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What is a Raspberry Pi, and is it delicious?

Well, yes and no. “No” in that it’s actually a cheap ($35) credit-card-sized computer invented in the United Kingdom to help children learn programming skills. “Yes” for the same reason! (The name harkens back to the early days of computer companies being named after fruit, such as Apple). You can watch an introductory video about the Raspberry Pi here.

Get Ready for a Jurassic Event!

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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Ready for a fun, romantic, and laugh-out-loud read?  Then come join me for a walk with royalty as you might revisit Princess Mia from Cabot’s famous and delightful teen series, The Princess Diaries.  While you don’t have to have read the series to enjoy the new adult novel, it certainly helps to understand some of the characters, their histories, and their motivations.

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam

Dr. Robert Putnam begins this analysis of our changing America with his childhood memories in Port Clinton, Ohio at a time when the American dream of opportunity was well within reach.

The Sports Section - And They're Off!

Triple Crown - Once again we are tantalized by the prospect of a Triple Crown winner in Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes.  This year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, American Pharoah, will be put to the test, on the third and longest track, to accomplish something that was last done in 1978.  In recent years, there have been several horses on