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Eliot Ness's Cleveland, Apr 28, 7pm

Photo of Eliot NessProhibition, Beer and the Torso Murders

Travel back to the time when Cleveland had bootleggers, speakeasies, and unsolved crimes....  Eliot Ness transformed Cleveland from the most dangerous city in the country to a national safety award winner. But a serial killer was still lurking in the shadows!

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Porter Room
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Register online or call 440-250-5460.

Zentangle for Beginners, Apr 30, 7pm

Photo of a Zentangle drawing by MRZentangle® is a new easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction, increases focus, creativity and a sense of personal well-being. You will be amazed at how easy and simple it is to do.

Thursday, April 30
Dover Room

No previous art or drawing experience is needed! Join Certified Zentangle Teachers, Cathy Zavodny and Michelle Rodgers to learn this amazing new art form. Register online or by calling 440-250-5460.

Rock and Roll History: The British Invasion, May 4, 7pm

Rock n' Roll History: The British Invasion - Union Jack/guitar imageJoin Dr. Joel Keller for an evening of Rock n' Roll history as we learn about the British Invasion, including the music, background, and the historical and cultural impact of the movement.

Plus, we will be treated to some of the hits from that time, from the Animals to the Zombies, and of course the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Monday, May 4
7:00-8:30 pm
In the Porter Room

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any Public Service Desk to sign up.

Horror Film Club III: the Master of Suspense, May 6, 6:30pm

Cover of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-RayThe Horror Film Club will return Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 pm with the original tale of a weary traveler, a young motel proprietor, and his mother. You may want to take a shower before you show up, since it might be your last for a while.

Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Register online or call 440-250-5462.

Near Death Experience with Hypnotherapist Susan Fox, May 14, 7pm

Photo of Susan FoxPlease join us Thursday, May 14, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Porter Room for a presentation by hypnotherapist, Susan Fox.

Susan will share her own near death experience and talk about the nature of near death experience in general. Learn how thoughts, feelings, and the vibrations you exude effect the nature of that experience. Ask questions and relate your own experiences. The program will also include some practical exercises.

Registration is required: call 440-250-5460, ask at any public service desk, or register online using our event calendar.

Sign Up For a Library Card Online!

Photo of a new WPPL library card atop three new booksYou don't have a WPPL library card yet? Signing up just got easier! You can now sign up for a library card account online.

A WPPL library card account gives you access to books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays, downloadable and streaming text, audio and video titles, as well as newspapers, magazines, research databases and special collections. And that's just the beginning! For more information, check out our New to WPPL page

Test Drive Special Needs Apps

Photo of WPPL's iPad loaded with special needs appsThe Westlake Porter Public Library now has an iPad filled with special needs apps. Parents and Educators can test drive apps to decide if they want to buy them. We have apps for communication such as Proloquo2Go as well as apps for helping children with learning disabilities including writing, reading and math apps. We even have apps that help build social skills and design sensory breaks.

To see the iPad, visit the Youth Services desk at WPPL. You can use it in one of our study rooms and even have your child "try it out."

Primary Election, May 5

The May 5th Primary Election will include a proposed tax levy for Westlake City School District.

To avoid lines on Election Day, and to allow extra time to study the ballot, all registered voters may Vote by Mail. Vote by Mail ballot applications are available at the Board of Elections website, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683), and at all public libraries.

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Request for Proposals for Coffee Shop or Cafe

The Westlake Porter Public Library is soliciting proposals for an operator to manage a Public Café Concession, to be located in this space.

Image of the Cafe sign at WPPLRFP packets may be downloaded as a PDF here or requested from:

Administrative Offices
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145


Proposals will be due by April 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

Prospective operators/proposers must attend a pre-proposal meeting on April 15, 2015 at 10:00 am.


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