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Westlake, OH
44145-3925

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Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan 10-Feb 13

The 2016 Winter Reading Program for Adults begins Sunday, January 10 and continues until Saturday, February 13. Join anytime while the program is going on and read at your own pace.

Warm-Up Winter with Reading

  • Read/listen to any book. You may read fiction, non-fiction, ebooks, on the computer, listen to an audiobook or downloadable recorded book, or a Playaway.
  • Count any reading you have done during the program dates.
  • Fill out an entry form either online or at the library for each book you read.

There will be weekly prize drawings from all entries.

Sunday Sounds: The ViOS Project, Feb 14, 3pm

Join the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library for another fabulous afternoon of Sunday Sounds. In addition to "the food of love," refreshments will be available for the audience to enjoy!

"The ViOS Project"
Sunday, February 14, 2016
3:00-4:00pm
in the Porter Room

ViOS Project Winter Tour 2016 A Valentine's Concert Series Love is 02.14.16 Westlake, OH

The ViOS Project is an electro-acoustic ensemble that breaks the established norm of contemporary musical genres in an eclectic modern fusion of classical, folk, electronic, pop, and jazz roots.

Investors' Interest Group: REIT, Feb 15, 7pm

Photo of leaves sprouting from a pile of coinsJoin the Investor's Interest Group for a presentation by Mr. Jason Orsky of JMO Wealth Management about Alternative Investments: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT). Learn what to look for when investing in a REIT and more.

Monday, February 15
7:00-8:30pm in the Porter Room

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

Genealogical Roundtable, Feb 17, 7pm

Image of portraits of ancestors in silhouetteCome join the Cuyahoga West Chapter for a Genealogical Roundtable! Bring your photos, family trees, brick walls, successes, 'eureka!' moments, tales of serendipity, questions, or favorite website to share.

Wednesday, February 17 in the Porter Room
6:30-7:00pm - Social time with refreshments
7:00-8:30pm - Roundtable discussion

Small Busine$$ Lunch & Learn, Feb 19, 12pm

Small Business Lunch and Learn

Join us for February's Small Busine$$ Lunch & Learn: Is Marketing Necessary for Your Business? Learn how to perform market research, decide what approach to marketing is best for your business, and develop and execute your plan.

Thursday, February 18
12:00-1:00pm
in the Porter Room
Networking from 1:00-1:30pm

Register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by a public service desk to sign up. Bring a lunch; coffee and water are provided.

Travel Club: Scotland, Feb 18, 2pm

Photo of Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland by Elaine WillisWho's up for an adventure? We hope you can join the new WPPL Travel Club for travel planning tips and sources, destination suggestions and travelogues. Let's share our best travel experiences with others!

For our first meeting on Thursday, February 18 from 2:00-3:00pm, Elaine Willis will share a travelogue of Scotland, including the historic Culloden battlefield.

You can register online, call 440-250-5460 or stop by a public service desk to sign up.

Photo of Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland by Elaine Willis. Used with permission.

Digital Photos Online: Google's Picasa 2, Feb 18, 7pm

Photo of a cameraGoogle's Picasa lets you import your digital photos, edit them, put them in albums, and share them on the Web. Learn how! In this class we will learn how to import and edit photos in Picasa. We will also learn how to share digital photos on Picasa Web Albums. Prerequisite: Gmail account.

Thursday, February 18
7:00-8:30pm
in the Computer Training Lab

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

This class is part of the Digital Photos Online series of technology training which will take place on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Computer Training Lab.

Frederic & George: A Musical Portrait, Feb 28, 2pm

Portraits of George Sand and Frederic ChopinWordStage Literary Concerts presents a portrait of the liaison between Frederic Chopin and George Sand created from some of the many letters they exchanged. Some of Chopin's most memorable music for the piano underscores and accentuates the text.

Sunday, February 28
2:00-3:00pm
in the Porter Room

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

Horror Film Club, March 2, 6:30pm

Movie poster for Calling Dr. Death with Lon Chaney - Hypnotic MurderJoin us for another classic tale of horror and suspense on Wednesday, March 3 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Craft Room... if you dare!

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

In our next selection, a brilliant scientist wakes up with no memory of the night before, to learn that his beautiful but wicked wife has been murdered. Although he can't remember the crime, he believes that he might be the killer, and hypnotizes himself in order to learn the truth.

Library Renovation Project

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After 13 years in our current building with an average of more than 450,000 visitors per year, Westlake Porter Public Library began a renovation project in early November 2015. The renovation not only addresses wear-and-tear on the building, it also includes some changes needed to better serve the public.

 

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