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A Chill in the Air

So, the kids are home and the novelty of the presents will likely fade after a few days.  It happens every year and the remainder of your winter break will be spent wondering how to entertain your brood, indoors and out.

Top Holiday Tunes

Looking at Billboard tonight, I came across the Top Holiday 100 and noticed that the first fourteen songs were older songs!

Treat yourself to a first look at the new Science Fiction Museum in Washington D.C.

The museum promises to be completely amazing, offering a dizzying array of characters, props and other awesomeness from Star Trek, Dune and the novels of Isaac Asimov to name just a few.

Free Music, Gotta Love That

Okay, who loves the song, Say Something, by A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera?

Goodreads choice awards 2013, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Announcing the winners of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers.
The following books were selected as the best of 2013 by readers who are members of the Goodreads community. (All of these titles are available in the SF section at Westlake Porter Public Library.)

The Sports Section - Save the Date

Since enough gets written and said about our local professional teams, I want to focus again on Cleveland's local sports scene and some upcoming events in 2014 that already have sports fans talking.
 

It's a Mystery - Introducing ...

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It's been another great year for debut mysteries, so if you're searching out a new mystery author to read, try one of these.  Running the gamut of mystery sub-genres, time periods, and locations, the listed titles are some of the most popular among our WPPL mystery readers.  (Quoted descriptions are from Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, and Library Journal.)

A Helping Hand

Tis the season to be grateful for our many blessings.  It’s also the time of year when we’re reminded that it truly is better to give than receive.  Canned food drives, clothing collections and caroling at the local nursing home - all activities that are frequentl

Celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who!

Doctor Who celebrates it's 50th anniversary on Nov. 23, 2013. To help get you in the mood and perhaps catch up with the ever-expanding places, people, & things associated with The Doctor, here are some suggestions.

Want To Know How You Will Die? There's an Ap For That!

"The Machine of Death", edited by Ryan North (et al.), is an anthology of original stories bound together by a central premise. A machine was invented that can tell how you are going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate -- at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.