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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.

Local History narrated by librarian Zac Springer

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.

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.

About Our Ghost Hunters

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Greetings EDGE readers:
 
Some of you have been asking about the speakers for our October 30 program. The group is called ORBSOhio Researchers of Banded Spirits. The crew, 8 in all, investigate reported cases of haunting utilizing psychics and sophisticated equipment and drawing on the skills and knowledge of a number of talented investigators and religious people. They're home base is right here in Ohio, but their investigations take them throughout the country.
 
Members of the crew pictured here, left to right are Chris Page, founder; Amy Cobb, co-founder; and Karlo Kuzic, project manager.
 
The group has been together since 2007 investigating paranormal phenomena in both public buildings and private homes.  Their media projects include the all-talk paranormal radio show, Forgotten Voices, and episodes of the Animal Planet series, The Haunted; the Biography Channel series, My Ghost Story and the History Channel 2 series, Haunted History.
 
If you really want to know what they're about check out their website at www.bandedspirits.com. You can spend hours exploring here, there's so much information.
 
Be sure to register to attend the October 30 program. Ask at any public service desk, call 440-250-5460 or click HERE to sign-up online.
 

Fall At Your Feet

As we move further into fall, our days are cooler and sunsets arriving sooner.  The comfortable temperatures and beautiful fall foliage coax many of us outside for walking, hiking and biking. 

Scare Me To Death in 1000 words or less.

That's the premise of "BRIEF GRISLYS", the new horror anthology selected and edited by John R. Mabry.