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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.

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 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.

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


There are a lot of key dates coming up in the world of sports – here are a few notable ones:


Facebook Photo Albums, Instagram, and Snapchat


We had a lot of fun this Tuesday night during the Facebook Photo Albums, Instagram, and Snapchat class, including the “live” posting to Instagram!

Here are some handy links about the topics from the class. The following video tutorials and other websites will go more in-depth than we had time for.

GVRL eBooks. Do your research.

Westlake Porter Public Library is delighted to announce a new service for our patrons called Gale Virtual Reference Library.

GVRL eBooks. Do your research.

Non-fiction eBooks available 24/7. Access is easy. No wait. No check-out required.

Get caught up on your favorite crime dramas!

An In-depth Look: ReferenceUSA for Individuals

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The Media Maven wants you to know exactly what comprises ReferenceUSA, and how you can use it to make your life easier as a consumer.

Let’s start by looking at the five separate databases within ReferenceUSA that we have. 

Edit Digital Photos Online, Download Picasa, and Learn from


Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the recent Digital Photos Online and Picasa classes! The next two digital photography classes may also be full, but that doesn't mean you can't learn some of the material from the comfort of your own home.

With just your Westlake Porter Public Library card and PIN, you can access, a huge database of video tutorials to almost any software you can imagine (plus some more videos on business skills!)

It’s time to roll out the red carpet…


Artist of the Week #5: The Newsboys

So far, our Artists of the Week have mostly focused on Rock groups, with a short deviation into classic show tunes with Michael Crawford.  Today, we're going to check out one of the genres on the other side of the Popular Materials desk: Gospel.

How to Subscribe to WPPL Blogs and the Library Calendar


Westlake Porter Public Library’s blogs are a great way to learn what’s new at WPPL (and a chance to peek into the minds of some of your favorite staff members!)

Of course, you can always see the newest WPPL blog posts at (and this particular STEAM blog here), but if you look to the left of the main text, you’ll see all of the blog names listed with a symbol that looks like this: