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Adult Book Blog and Recommended Reads - Staff book reviews, fiction and non-fiction.

Farnsworth's blog features news and reviews in the world of sci-fi.

It's a Mystery is a blog about the Mystery genre and its many subgenres.

Just the Facts - In Reference, we learn something new every day. What we find, we share with you.

Let's Talk Trending keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest in what's happening in Popular Culture.

Music Musings features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

The Playful Parent - Make the most of your family time with ideas for activities and crafts that entertain and educate!

Read It Make It - Introducing a new way to experience your favorite children's book. Read It Make It suggests a book and a related children's craft or activity.

The Sports Section covers the world of sports, from alpine skiing to yachting.

STEAM - all about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

McEwan works his magic again in a quirky story with an unusual protagonist, a baby in the womb.  Baby is surprisingly aware of what goes on outside of the womb.  His “ear is pressed all day and night…hearing pillow talk of deadly intent,” a self-described innocent “but it

Learning a musical instrument later in life

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Or, maybe you used to play one when you were a child, and would like to pick it back up again? Well, good news: You're never too old to learn a musical instrument!

It's Earth Day

Earth DayThis will be the 47th year of celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day started in 1970 and has been instrumental in the passage of many environmental laws.

(the other) The Girl Before by Rena Olsen

A little while back I reviewed The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney, a psychological suspense about a death in a mysterious house.  This book, with the same title actually released several months prior to Delaney’s, and if I could only recommend one, it would be this one. 

The Islamic Experience

Libraries have a unique opportunity to inform patrons of the rich and varied experiences of the Islamic world. Please consider a wealth of titles highlighting the Islamic Experience available at your Westlake Porter Public Library.
 

Happy Easter!

BunnyEaster is April 16th and the kids will be home for Spring Break.  If you are looking for a fun activity be sure check out this book and activity.  Otter Loves Easter is written and illustrated by Sam Garton.

The Art of Julian Stanczak

Today we are veering away from music to explore the life and work of artist Julian Stanczak; the Cleveland-based artist who was one of the creators of the genre called "Op Art".

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

This is a true standout among the many suspense titles currently dominating the fiction market.  It begins with a hit and run accident which kills a young boy and follows the investigation that ensues. The story moves between Bristol, England and a coastal community in Wales, spanning just over a year. Divided into two parts, it reads almost innocuously until you reach the end of the first half. It’s this midstream jolt that sets it apart in a genre notorious for eleventh hour plot twists. The story is told in two parts and from a few different perspectives.  Detective Inspector Ray Stevens is investigating this crime. Jenna is a mother grieving the loss of her child. Part two introduces another character that creates the real suspense of this story.  

Libraries Transform: Financial Literacy

My mother and father did a wonderful job of raising three children. They were involved, taught us manners, life skills and helped us become productive capable people. Or so they thought until my mother called me at college one day, screaming about how I could have bounced not one but two checks.

Happy Spring!

CarrotsSpring it here!  The weather is warmer and the first gardens of the year are being planted.  A common vegetable to plant in the spring is the carrot.  Kids love carrots, so this is the perfect opportunity to discuss planting, vegetables and healthy eating.