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Love to Read and Talk About It?

If you're an avid reader and would like to discuss books with others, join one of our book discussion groups. Call the Ask Us desk for more information: (440) 250‑5462. Come join the fun!

Book & Author Events
Tue, Oct 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dover Room,Zoom Programming 2
This meeting will be held IN PERSON and ON ZOOM. Those unable to attend in person, can join us via Zoom simultaneously. Registration begins September 13. Click or see below for details.

Thu, Oct 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online
Join us online for a conversation with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence. Streamed live.Register

Tue, Oct 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Programming 1,Conference Room
This club will meet IN PERSON and ON ZOOM. Those unable to attend in person can join us via Zoom simultaneously. Registration opens September 20th.

Tue, Oct 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
Join us online for a conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us. Streamed live.Register

Wed, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Training Lab
The Wednesday Book Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. A limited number of books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Thu, Oct 20, 9:30am - 8:00pm
Craft Room,Dover Room,Porter Room
Find plenty of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and audio-books. There will be three rooms filled to the brim including a room dedicated to hundreds of children’s books!

Fri, Oct 21, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Craft Room,Dover Room,Porter Room
Find plenty of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and audio-books. There will be three rooms filled to the brim including a room dedicated to hundreds of children’s books!

Sat, Oct 22, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Craft Room,Dover Room,Porter Room
Find plenty of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and audio-books. There will be three rooms filled to the brim including a room dedicated to hundreds of children’s books!

Sun, Oct 23, 1:15pm - 4:00pm
Craft Room,Dover Room,Porter Room
Find plenty of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and audio-books. There will be three rooms filled to the brim including a room dedicated to hundreds of children’s books!

Tue, Oct 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room
Local legend and Westlake resident, Phil Bova joins us at the Westlake Porter Public Library to discuss his book "Throwing Back the Chair."

Tue, Oct 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
Join us online for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn as she discusses her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other works. Streamed live.Register

Wed, Oct 26, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Register here for WPPL's personalized subscription box service.
Registration opens Wednesday, October 19 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Porter Room
Join us for a night of thrills, chills and old-school monsters, presented by Mark Dawidziak and Sara Showman.

Wed, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Craft Room
Join us in person for an hour of creative writing prompts to inspire you to start and keep writing. Creativity is more than putting pen to paper. It's about breaking away and trying something new!

Sun, Oct 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dover Room,Craft Room
A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otaku and newbies welcome! Grades 7 - adult welcome.
Registration opens Sunday, October 23 2022 at 9:00am

Sun, Oct 30, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Porter Room
Take a trip into the world of ghosts, spirits and hauntings with speaker, author, and investigator Greg Feketik.

Wed, Nov 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online
Join us online for an enlightening conversation with acclaimed writer, journalist, and broadcaster Lisa Napoli as she discusses her book about the founding mothers of NPR. Streamed live. Register

Next Chapter Book Club

WPPL hosts the Next Chapter Book Club! NCBC is an opportunity for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities to make friends, enjoy books and have fun on a regular basis.

Club spots are limited and if you are interested in joining a club, or if you are interested in helping us provide NCBC to the community by facilitating a club, please contact the Disability Resources Librarian at 440-250-5471 for information.

Book Club In a Bag

Bag and books for Book Club In a BagWe also have Book Club in a Bag sets that you can check out for your own book discussion group. To help book clubs thrive, we offer sets of pre-selected fiction and nonfiction books available for a six-week loan period.

The sets contain several copies of "discuss-able" titles re-purposed from our collections and include questions and other supplemental materials to enrich your discussion. You can request a Book Club in a Bag through the Ask Us desk or by placing a hold in the online catalog.

We have bags especially for Children, Teens, Adults and Large Print.

Online Book Clubs

Online Book Clubs linkJoin WPPL's Online Book Clubs and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily email.

Every day, Monday through Friday, we'll send you a portion of a book that takes only five minutes to read. Each Monday we begin a new book. Subscribe to the clubs that pique your interest—from mystery and romance to business and classics. Just give us your email address and five minutes a day, and we'll give you an exciting world of reading.

True Crime Book Club

NEW! Join us for an exciting new book club at Westlake Porter Public Library. The True Crime Book Club will meet on the third Monday of every other month at 1:00pm starting in January. Delve into murder, robbery, heists, arson, and more of humanity's darker instincts. Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.

VOICES Book Club

NEW! Join us for a bimonthly book discussion with a focus on #OwnVoices and #DiverseAuthors titles that depict various experiences, identities, and intersectionality. The VOICES Book Club will meet on the first Tuesday of every other month at 7:00pm starting in April. Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.

Tuesday Evening Book Club

This group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm in person and on Zoom simultaneously. Books are available at the Circulation Desk or through the digital library. New members are always welcome! Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Our Wednesday afternoon group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 2:00pm. Books are available at the Circulation Desk and new members are always welcome! Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.

Thursday Night Book Discussion

Join us on the second Thursday night of every odd month—January, March, May, July, September & November—at 7:00pm. Due to the extended time frame, participants will need to obtain their own copies of each month's title. Find more information in the event calendar. View or print the entire list here.