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Leaf Hunt

Leaf PeopleThe warm days and cooler nights are starting to feel like fall.  We Are Going On A Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger is the perfect book to read as we get into the fall season.  This books follows the popular song, but with new lyrics.  

Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize

Have you heard the news?  Bob Dylan is the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for literature!  This is a monumental event, and has been generating some controversy.  While many have cited Dylan's lyrics as poetry, which can be enjoyed with or without music, others have protested that this violates the sanctity of the award, by giving it to someone who does not actually write literature.

Libraries Transform: The Library Transforms for You

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In 2014 Westlake voters passed the library’s five-year operating levy with 70% approval. This was a strong signal that continuing education, life-long learning and human connections are critical components of our community. The library’s strengths lie in rich and diverse collection of materials, a place for people to meet and share ideas and information, and an expert staff to assist with your information needs.

Folk Music with Andy and Judy

The Apple Pie Tree

apple treeFall is here! Everyone is buying pumpkins, apple picking and baking.  The nights are starting to cool down.  This is the perfect time to teach your pre-schooler about the change in seasons.

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall has beautiful illustrations and the story of how an apple evolves from bud to fruit.  The story inlcudes the importance bees play in pollinating an apple tree.  Your child will also enjoy the story as a pair of robins make the tree home.  The book ends with a delicious apple pie recipe.

RIP filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis: 1929-2016

Herschell Gordon Lewis, a director who set new standards for horror movie gore and violence in the early 1960s, died on Monday at his home in Pompano, Fla. He was 90.

Halloween Month Music

October is coming and that means it's one of my favorite times of the year: Halloween Month!  31 days of build-up to one spooktacular night of candy, costumes, and creeps.  In order to get into the holiday spirit, the library is providing a couple of fun Halloween themed programs, so if you're feeling brave enough you should be sure to join us for some spooky fun.  And while you're at it, why not stop by the library to pick up some spooky soundtracks?  We have music from classic horror and suspense films, as well as some of the old classics to chill your bones.

Change is in the Air

Fall has officially arrived, ushering in the last leg of what will likely be one of the most controversial elections in our country’s history. With all the talk of rights and responsibilities, no doubt your kids, like mine, are asking a lot of questions!


SkunkPetunia wants a pet. She promises to take care of it. What kind of pet does Petunia want? A pet SKUNK!

And the Emmy Goes to...


What's trending this week? The winners and losers of the 2016 Emmy Awards! Believe it or not, this year's awards have already come and gone - which means only five more months until the Oscars! Some of this year's winners were...