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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, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room
Author Scott Longert tells the story of the Cleveland Indians in the prewar years of 1937-1941.

Wed, Nov 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room
Join us for a discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Sat, Nov 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Craft Room
A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otakus and newbies welcome! Grades 7 - adults.

Tue, Dec 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dover Room
Local legend and Westlake resident, Phil Bova has recently released his book "Throwing Back the Chair" and Porter Library is pleased to host his very first book signing!

Mon, Dec 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
OFF-SITE: Party Room at Sibling Revelry Brewing
Books are on tap at Sibling Revelry! Our December title is "The Ungrateful Refugee" by Dina Nayeri. Discussion held at Sibling Revelry.

Tue, Dec 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dover Room
Join us for a discussion of "Furnishing Eternity" by David Giffels. Copies of this book will be distributed at the Nov. 2019 meeting after which extra copies may be requested at the Circulation Desk.

Sat, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dover Room
A great club for anime and manga lovers! All Otakus and newbies welcome! Grades 7 - Adult

Mon, Dec 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dover Room
Erin O’Brien, co-author of Rust Belt Burlesque, will share tidbits from Northeast Ohio's burlesque scene past and present.

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 Special Needs Resource Librarian at 440-250-5471 for information.

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion

This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm: check the event calendar for our next meeting. Books are available at the Circulation Desk and new members are always welcome. 

  • Books
    • January 8 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • February 12 - Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
    • March 12 - The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
    • April 9 - The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
    • May 14 - Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
    • June 11 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    • July 9 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
    • August 13 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    • September 10 - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
    • October 8 - The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
    • November 12 - Educated by Tara Westover
    • December 10 - Furnishing Eternity by David Giffels

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Our Wednesday afternoon group meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 2:00pm: check the event calendar for our next meeting. Books are available at the Circulation Desk and new members are always welcome. 

  • Books
    • January 23 - Tangerine by Christine Mangan
    • February 27 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
    • March 27 - The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry
    • April 24 - The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
    • May 22 - The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
    • June 26 - In Pieces: a memoir by Sally Field
    • July 24 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
    • August 28 - The Secrets Between Us by Thrity N. Umrigar
    • September 25 - The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
    • October 23 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
    • November 27 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • December 18 - Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

Sibling Revelry Book Club

Sibling Revelry Book Club logoBooks are on tap at Sibling Revelry!

Sit back, grab a brew, and join us for the Sibling Revelry Book Club.

The discussion will be held in the party room at Sibling Revelry Brewery located at 29305 Clemens Road in Westlake.

eBook and eAudiobook options are available through Hoopla Digital. Please check the event calendar for our next meeting.

Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Please no outside alcohol.

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.