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Tomorrow Ends Nearly a Year in Space

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What would it feel like to spend nearly a year in space?

Tomorrow, American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko will be returning to Earth from their “Year in Space” mission on the International Space Station (ISS). They left the planet in March 2015 to study long-term effects of space travel on the human body to better prepare for longer trips, such as those to Mars (which is six months one way). Scott has an identical twin brother still on Earth, former astronaut Mark Kelly, who is participating with him in a twin study comparing the changes to their bodies.

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

May All Your Swishes Come True

So we’ve slowly worked our way through a much-deserved mild winter and find ourselves on the cusp of March Madness.  I’ve always thought March Madness to be synonymous for both basketball and cabin fever but this year, I think it’s exclusively basketball related.  The

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2016 Academy Awards

Valentine's Day Frog

Heart FrogIt's Valentine's Day!

No matter how you celebrate Valentine's Day is a fun day for all ages. It is a time to let the ones you love know how much you care.

Take some time this February 14th to read a book and share a craft with your child.

Winter Woes

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The weather outside is turning cold again, and people are starting to get sick.  On days when the cold or illness has got you down, why not stay home?  And if your'e staying home, sleeping on the couch, why not put on a good movie or some good music to get you through the day?

Cat & Cat: A Novel in Three Movements by Mark Kozak

An engaging crime story by a native Clevelander set in the far west side of Cleveland. A story about the evil that can lurk in the midst of the most unassuming of suburbs. Our hero Chris, recently unemployed, has just learned that a sexual predator lives across the street.

Penguins

A wonderful book to read this winter is One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo and Illustrated by David Small. After reading this award winning picture book, your child will fall in love with penguins.  He will want to make a penguin of his own.  

Libraries Transform: Because Partnerships Strengthen Our Community

Westlake Porter Public Library is proud to partner with so many wonderful organizations in our community: the Garden Club, the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Westlake Historical Society and the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council are only a few.

In the last couple of years two of our biggest partners have been the Career Transition Center and Connecting for Kids (CFK).

The Legacy of Space Shuttle Challenger

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January 28th marked the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger explosion 73 seconds after liftoff. Although it was before my time, I remember reading books about it in elementary school, and thought it especially sad that one of the seven astronauts and payload specialists killed had been a teacher. On January 28th, 1986, teachers and schoolchildren across the country tuned in to watch the shuttle launch live on television, only to have excitement turn to tragedy. But Challenger’s overarching goal—STEM education through space travel—lived on.