Porter Library celebrates National Library Week, April 9-15

"Libraries Transform," a national public awareness campaign, highlights the critical role libraries play in the digital age. For education, jobs or lifelong learning, the resources at your library can transform your life.

In celebration of National Library Week, Westlake Porter Public Library will host two very special authors. On Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m., meet Cleveland Heights author Tricia Springstubb, writer of popular children's books including "Every Single Second" and "Moonpenny Island.” When Tricia was in her late 20s, she began wanting not only to read stories, but to live inside them. She started to write her own stories with a dream in mind, to nurture and inspire children to become lifelong readers. We are so pleased to present this delightful children’s author as she discusses her journey to becoming a writer.

Cleveland author James Renner visits on Thursday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. As a reporter for Cleveland Scene, James uncovered new clues in the cold-case murder of Amy Mihaljevic. A tenacious journalist, he spent months researching the Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus abductions. In addition to true crime, James has also written two novels, “The Man from Primrose Lane” and “The Great Forgetting.” His presentation will focus on fiction. The novels begin as mysteries, then segue into science-fiction stories. Rumor has it there is interest from Hollywood in turning his book, "The Man From Primrose Lane," into a movie or television series. We look forward to learning more about the craft of writing from this “shamelessly entertaining” and accomplished author.

We very much hope that you will visit Westlake Porter Public Library in April in celebration of National Library Week. This month and every day of the year, your library is here for you. See for yourself how libraries transform.

Debbie Loiacono

Debbie Loiacono, Adult Services Manager at Westlake Porter Public Library

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