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

The Edge: A blog about Occult philosophy, depth psychology, ancient times, future times and the frontiers of science.

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

Internet Search and Web Tools and ebook technologies - brought to you by mrweaver.

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.

The Media Maven's goal is to help you understand what resources and databases the library has access to, how to use them, and sometimes give reviews to books she thinks you might enjoy.

Music Musings on Monday 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!

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

The Martian by Andy Weir

A freak accident leaves astronaut Mark Watney stranded alone on the surface of the red planet in 'The Martian'.

The Sports Section - Summer Events Near and Far

Lots going on with the Cleveland sports scene right now.  First up, this week, (June 5-8) is The Cleveland Open, an event on the web.com golf tour schedule.  The tournament will be played at Lakewood Country Club, right here in Westlake.  For all the details about the event, go to the official site, The Cleveland Open.  Parking for all spectators will be restricted to Crocker Park, with shuttle vans running every 10-15 minutes.  You can also catch the action on the Golf Channel Thursday and Friday from 6:30-9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7-9 pm.  Nice to be in the spotlight.

 

Coming July 3-6 is the Continental Cup International Youth Sports Festival, featuring over 3000 young athletes from all over the world participating in soccer, baseball, and basketball competitions.  Last year 218 teams played more than 500 games on 28 fields/courts.  The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has all the info on schedules and venues.

 

The next major golf championship is the U. S. Open, being played at Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, NC from June 9-15.  The defending champion of this tournament, that always concludes on Father's Day, is England's Justin Rose.

 

One of the premiere sporting events this summer is the FIFA International Men's Football Tournament, better known as the World Cup.  Brazil is the host nation of this once-every-four-years tournament, running from June 12-July 13.  32 teams will compete in 64 matches held at 12 venues, all of which will be televised live on ESPN and its affiliates.  The U.S. team plays its first match against Ghana on June 16 at 6 pm on ESPN.  The early favorite to win it all - Brazil!

 

Finishing up this week - the French Open tennis tournment played at Roland-Garros.  The Women's Singles Champion of 2013, Serena Williams, is out, but the defending Men's Singles Champion,  Rafael Nadal, continues on towards the finals on Sunday.

 

This Saturday, June 7, the final leg of racing's Triple Crown will be contested in the Belmont Stakes in New York - the longest of the 3 races.  California Chrome is currently favored to win and become a Triple Crown champion, the first horse to do so since Affirmed in 1978.

 

And, as always, there's plenty of exciting interest in the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers right now.  Lots to talk about on all fronts.  Are these the wait-'til-next year seasons all the teams and fans have been waiting for?

 

Featured books this month - you'll find them in our new book room.

 My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer

Duel for the Crown:  Affirmed, Alydar and Racing's Greatest Rivalry (by Linda Carroll - 798.4 C319D - 2014).

 

The Rays of Light: June 12, 2014 6:30 pm in Our Porter Room

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Greetings EDGE readers!
Westlake Porter Public Library is pleased to present Third Degree Reiki Master, Spiritual Intuitive, Channeller, and Energy Coach, Linda Street, Thursday Evening, June 12 in our Porter Room for a presentation entitled The Rays of Light.

This is the third in our series on Energy Therapy. In this program, Linda will be telling us about The Rays of Light, a special therapy that focuses on healing the psyche and the spirit. Learn how to connect to universal energy and higher consciousness to obtain healing, guidance, and important information.

I hope you can join us. Audience participation is encouraged, come prepared to ask questions and relate experiences.  Audience members who volunteer, may have the opportunity to participate in interactive exercises.

The program is from 6:30 – 8:00 pm; sale of Linda’s new book, The Rays of Light—Listen to the Dark will begin at 8:15. Linda will be available to sign your copies.  Registration required. Click HERE; call 440-250-5460; or in person.

I’ll have more information in the coming days, about Linda, her practice and our program, so keep coming back to the EDGE for all the latest info.

It's a Mystery - Summer Reading

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Unlike the days of required reading you may remember from high school, summer reading at WPPL can be fun!

It’s All About Apps (Part 1)

The Media Maven of Westlake Porter Library is here to present you with all the possible choices you have available to you for your serious search and entrancing entertainment needs all on your mobile device. You may have known about some of the choices available at your convenient app store, but maybe not.

Back in the Yard

Now that warm weather is here, it’s the perfect time to start planning your gardening projects.

Big Library Read

This late spring, Porter Public Library will again be taking part in the Big Library Read, sponsored by OverDrive.  The WPPL OverDrive website is your place to go for eBooks and eAudiobooks in many different formats.  If you are new to eBooks, or want guidance on how to use Overdrive, the staff at our Popular Materials desk are alway

Who is the Yellow King?

The One Literary Reference You Must Know to Appreciate True Detective--
Two episodes into the HBO series, True Detective dropped a reference to one of the strangest, most compelling tales in the canon of weird fiction: Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow, a collection of short stories published in 1895. Knowing this book is key to understanding the dark mystery at the heart of this series.

May Flowers and More

May is a busy month for celebrations – Mother’s Day, First Communions, graduations and showers will keep our social calendar full.

The Sports Section - Pros and Cons

No, this topic is not about professional athletes and their legal problems.  This is about some of the rule changes affecting MLB and the NFL this year that have stirred up a bit of controversy.
 
With the 2014 baseball season just underway, teams, announcers, umpires, and fans are trying to figure out the two major rules changes.