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Readers and Writers

Book & Author Events
Wed, Feb 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online
Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity: An Author Talk with Kim ScottRegister

Wed, Feb 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover 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, Mar 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dover Room
A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otaku and newbies welcome! No registration required. Grades 7 - adult welcome.

Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online
You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Register

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room
Paul Landis was a Secret Service agent attached to Mrs. Kennedy's detail on that fateful day in November 1963. Paul joins us to discuss his new book and what he saw that day in Dallas.

Tue, Mar 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter 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 February 13.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online
Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.Register

Thu, Mar 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Craft Room
The Thursday Night Group meets odd months only - January, March, May, July, September & November on the second Thursday evening. Participants can obtain a copy of the book at the circulation desk.

Mon, Mar 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Dover Room
We will meet on the 3rd Monday of every month, except July & December. This will be a great way to discover new and classic True Crime writing.

Tue, Mar 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room
The extravagance of Euclid Avenue's opulent properties have attracted the imagination and fascination of Clevelanders for years. Join local author Alan Dutka as he talks about this iconic street.

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dover Room
The Wednesday Book Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. No registration required.

Wed, Mar 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs and play! Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring along a stuffed animal for Storytime! Ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Thu, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
On Retelling Greek Classics: An Exploration of the Modern Epics with Madeline MillerRegister

Wed, Mar 27, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Register here for WPPL's personalized subscription box service.
Registration opens Wednesday, March 20 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover 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!

Winter Reading Challenge February 1-29

Winter Reading Challenge is back for all ages! Track each day that you read or listen to a book from February 1–29 to earn ticket entries for the grand prize. Register on Beanstack or pick up a paper reading log at the Ask Us or Youth Services desks.

100 Books Before Graduation

Read 100 books before graduating high school! Log your reading in Beanstack and each badge that you earn along the way is equal to one entry into a quarterly grand prize raffle for a gift card. Read 100 total books and earn a WPPL coffee tumbler.

Our new library catalog powered by Aspen Discovery is here! Log in and explore all that our new catalog has to offer or look over some information on what to expect. Our new mobile app will debut in Winter 2024. Until then, we have instructions to set up a temporary mobile app.

Cuyahoga Reads logo over adult and 2 children reading together

All of the library systems in Cuyahoga County are teaming up to fight learning loss! Cuyahoga Reads is a program designed to help families make reading a priority through fun programs and reading challenges, like the Westlake Reads Challenge that's now available on Beanstack.

Join us at blogs.westlakelibrary.org for info about books, movies, crafts, and much more! There's something to interest everyone.

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Outreach & Homebound

Kris delivers in the library van

Outreach & Homebound

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