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Photo of a ships mastThe library will be closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day.





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It's a Mystery, Oct 13, 3pm

Cover of Books to Die For: the World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery NovelsCome hear about what's trending in the popular fiction genre of Mysteries. Get updates on your favorite authors and fresh new voices. Learn about Mystery websites for readers.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
3:00-4:00 pm
in the Dover Room

Sign up online or call 440-250-5460 to register.

Introduction to Opera As an Art Form, Oct 14, 2:30pm

Learn about the history of opera as an art form, including biographies of a number of operatic composers, beginning in the Baroque period. Plot summaries and musical selections for each composer will be shared.

Wednesday, October 14
2:30-4:30pm in the Dover Room

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

Make Event, Oct 17, 2pm

The popular Maker Movement is about people employing do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-with-others (DIWO) techniques and processes to develop unique technology products.

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Join us on Saturday, October 17 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm in the Porter Room for our second annual Make Event to learn about the Maker trend. See demos of Google Cardboard, Ozobot, Leap Motion, CreoPop, Color Alive, littleBits, Makey Makey, robotics, Squishy Circuits, and more!

WHS Jazz Band


Join us for an afternoon of music performed by the Westlake High School Jazz Band. Sunday, October 18 from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Porter Room.

Westlake Police and Schools partner for "Hidden in Plain Sight" at Parkside

The Westlake Police Department, Westlake City Schools and the Westlake Council of PTAs will be hosting "Hidden in Plain Sight" on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Parkside, 24525 Hilliard Blvd. in Westlake.

The event is an interactive with a walk through preview starting at 6:00 pm and an informative presentation starting at 6:30 pm.

Travel the USA with AAA


Whether you are taking a weekend trip from home, or visiting one of North America's popular vacation destinations, AAA Drive Trips can help. Join us for information about cities, attractions, and events in your Drive Trip destination areas. Enter a raffle for a 64 piece roadside emergency kit. Tuesday, October 20 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Porter Room. Register online or call 440-250-5460 to sign up.

Saints & Sinners: An Intro to Your Ancestor's Dark Side, Oct 21, 7pm

Image of an old Police StationCuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Presents
Saints & Sinners: An Introduction to your Ancestor's Dark Side
A presentation by Tom Neel, OGS Library Director.

Wednesday, October 21
7:00-8:30 PM
in the Porter Room

October meeting of the Cuyahoga West Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.

History of Tea, Oct 22, 7pm

Ink painting of a gentleman enjoying a cup of teaPlease join the Westlake Historical Society for the October General Meeting, after which Meg Parish will present a program about the "History of Tea".

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
7:00-8:30 PM in the Porter Room

A World of Thanks! Customer Appreciation Week, Oct 18-24

WPPL staff say "merci, gracias and danke" for Customer Appreciation WeekOnce again Westlake Porter Public Library is saying "Thank You" to our customers for your loyal usage and support with Customer Appreciation Week, October 18-24, 2015. This week's theme is "A World of Thanks!"

Come by to explore the many programs for all ages. We will also have giveaways throughout the week and a Customer of the Day each day.

Limited Edition Peanuts Library Cards

Photo of WPPL Peanuts cards with Peanuts books, movies and music from WPPL

For a limited time, we have special edition library cards featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown from Peanuts. If you don't already have a WPPL card, now is a great time to sign up. Not only will you have the coolest card, you'll be able to use it to access books, movies, music and information both here at the library and online!

If you already have a card, but would like one more worthy of Joe Cool, replacement cards are $1.


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