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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.

Back in the Yard

Now that warm weather is here, it’s the perfect time to start planning your gardening projects.

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

Who is the Yellow King?

The One Literary Reference You Must Know to Appreciate True Detective--
Two episodes into the HBO series, True Detective dropped a reference to one of the strangest, most compelling tales in the canon of weird fiction: Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow, a collection of short stories published in 1895. Knowing this book is key to understanding the dark mystery at the heart of this series.

May Flowers and More

May is a busy month for celebrations – Mother’s Day, First Communions, graduations and showers will keep our social calendar full.

The Sports Section - Pros and Cons

No, this topic is not about professional athletes and their legal problems.  This is about some of the rule changes affecting MLB and the NFL this year that have stirred up a bit of controversy.
 
With the 2014 baseball season just underway, teams, announcers, umpires, and fans are trying to figure out the two major rules changes.
 

Sleepless in...EVERYWHERE! Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

What if something apocalyptic happens in the future and suddenly 90% of the population can no longer sleep? What if you are one of the few who CAN? How quickly would society crumble? What happens when no one can sleep anymore?

It's a Mystery - A Little History in the Mystery

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I've written before about the many sub-genres of the Mystery genre, such as cozies, police procedurals, and hard-boiled.  One sub-genre that is regaining its popularity is the Historical mystery.

Springing Back Slowly

Having endured quite a brutal winter, I know we’re all anxious for Spring’s arrival. The unusual sight of my lawn immediately sparked ideas for this year’s landscaping updates.

Discworld is turning 30!

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English writer Terry Pratchett, set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle.

February is "Women in Horror" month!

If your valentine heart leaks, it may be because February is "Women in Horror" month, which celebrates women in the horror industry. I'm going to expand the definition to include literature.