November events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Thursday, Nov. 1 (7-8:45 p.m.) Investor Interest Group: Investing with Herb Geissler – Mr. Geissler will discuss investing. Please register.

Friday, Nov. 2 (11:30-12:30 p.m.) Music Therapy & More – Connecting for Kids and the Music Therapy Enrichment Corps invite you to a music therapy group. Learn how parents and caregivers have a direct role in bringing music to life. For children 6 years and under with or without a formal diagnosis. Caregiver must stay in the room. No registration required.

Saturday, Nov. 3 (9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) ACT Practice Exam – Get ready for test time with an ACT practice exam, then return the following week at 9:30 a.m. to get your results and discuss testing strategies and techniques. Grades 10-12. Please register.

Saturday, Nov. 3 (10:30-11 a.m.) Mother Goose on the Loose! – Join Mother Goose for this interactive storytime featuring simple books, rhymes, songs and movement. For ages birth-3 years old with adult caregiver.

Saturday, Nov. 3 (2-3:30 p.m.) Beginning Genealogy – Get started researching your family history. Learn where to begin, how to research, what resources are available and where to find them. Bring along names and dates for hands-on research. Please register.

Saturday, Nov. 3 (2:30-3:30 p.m.) Brick Builders Club – Love those LEGO bricks? Then bring your ideas and imagination to the club! All bricks provided. Ages 6-13. Registration begins one week before each session.

Saturday, Nov. 3 (3-4:45 p.m.) Mad4Manga – M4M is everything manga! We talk about manga, create manga art, discuss and watch anime films, and more! Grades 6-12 only.

Monday, Nov. 5 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? Come to WPPL's Teen Lounge on Monday afternoons! We've got computers, video games, board games, snacks and more! Registration not necessary.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 (2-3 p.m.) Junie B. Jones – Crafts and fun celebrating the lively, funny Junie B. Jones! Ages 6-9. Registration begins Oct. 30.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 (3:30-5 p.m.) Boredom Busters – Drop in and play a game, do a craft or make some art! All supplies provided. Open for all ages; children under nine must be with a grown-up.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 (10:30-11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Join us for a fun session of singing and dancing. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Space is limited, so please arrive early enough to receive a ticket at the Preschool Desk.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Stuck on your genealogical research? Not sure how to get started? Stop by for a free Help Session!

Wednesday, Nov. 7 (2-7 p.m.)American Red Cross Bloodmobile – Type “O” drive.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 (4:30-6 p.m.) Cross-Stitching for Teens – Get a head start on your gift list by cross-stitching a cool and easy project. All supplies provided! Space is limited. Grades 6-12. Please register.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 (7-8:30 p.m.)Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Professional – Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional, a Foundation Center database you can use to help find potential funders for your nonprofit organization. Please register.

Thursday, Nov. 8 (4-5 p.m.) Family Fun! – Miss Nicole hosts an afternoon of stories, rhymes, silly songs and crafts! For children ages 3 and up with their families.

Thursday, Nov. 8 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The November selection is "Destiny of the Republic" by Candice Millard.

Thursday, Nov. 8 (7-8:45 p.m.) Westlake-Westshore Arts Council – "A Woman's Journey in Print" with Phyllis Fannin, a lithographic art presentation with a hands-on demo. She will focus on traditional feminine issues and challenges facing families of deployed military.

Friday, Nov. 9 (10-10:45 a.m.) Come Play With Me! – Open playtime with age-appropriate toys, songs and rhymes for ages 2-5 and their caring adults. Siblings welcome! Registration begins one week before each program.

Friday, Nov. 9 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Connecting for Kids Parent Discussion & Facilitated Playgroup – Participate in a discussion group led by a pediatric expert while your children play in a separate room with a CCBDD facilitator. You must RSVP for the playgroup starting one month before each session. Children do not need a formal diagnosis to attend. Topics listed at connectingforkids.org.

Saturday, Nov. 10 (9:30-11:30 a.m.) ACT Practice Exam – Get ready for test time with an ACT practice exam, then return the following week at 9:30 a.m. to get your results and discuss testing strategies and techniques. Grades 10-12. Please register.

Saturday, Nov. 10 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Crafts A Go-Go! Come on in and make a craft! We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity. No registration necessary. Meets in front of the Youth Services Desk.

Saturday, Nov. 10 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Walk-In Genealogy – Join Westlake Porter Public Library, The Ohio Genealogical Society, Cuyahoga West Chapter and Westlake's Family History Center of the LDS Church for an all day, walk-in genealogical help session. Let our experts help you with your questions and problems.

Saturday, Nov. 10 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon League—Bring your cards and accessories for a fun morning of play, drawing or coloring your favorite characters! For kids ages 7-10 only. Please, no younger siblings. Registration begins Nov. 3.

Saturday, Nov. 10 (2:30-3:30 p.m.) Brick Builders Club – Love those LEGO bricks? Then bring your ideas and imagination to the club! All bricks provided. Ages 6-13. Registration begins one week before each session.

Sunday, Nov. 11 (2-4 p.m.) Friends' Sunday Sounds – The “Swinging Bavarians” will perform polka and patriotic music. Presented by the Friends of Porter Public Library.

Monday, Nov. 12 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? Come to WPPL's Teen Lounge on Monday afternoons! We've got computers, video games, board games, snacks and more! Registration not necessary.

Monday, Nov. 12 (7-8:30 p.m.) Business Advisors of Cleveland: Part 4 – Financing a Small Business – Learn about how to finance — where to begin when planning to start or expand a small business. Please register.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – In November we’ll discuss "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 (10:30-11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Join us for a fun session of singing and dancing. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Space is limited, so please arrive early enough to receive a ticket at the Preschool Desk

Thursday, Nov. 15 (4-5 p.m.) Family Fun! – Miss Nicole hosts an afternoon of stories, rhymes, silly songs and crafts! For children ages 3 and up with their families.

Thursday, Nov. 15 (4-6 p.m) "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One" – The final installment of the Twilight Saga, "Breaking Dawn Part Two," is almost out in theaters. Join us on the eve of the new movie's release as we watch "Breaking Dawn Part One" while munching on pizza and popcorn! Rated PG-13. Grades 7-12. Registration begins Nov. 1.

Friday, Nov. 16 (10 a.m.-noon) Porter’s Fiber Fanatics – Socialize, share, and solve problems while you work on your current project.

Friday, Nov. 16 (1-2 p.m.) Kids in Motion Sensory Time – Join us for stories, activities, music and more! Program consists of a 30-minute storytime followed by a 30-minute social-sharing time for the group. No registration required. Program is designed to engage children with autism or other special needs/sensory challenges. Each child must have adult caregiver for assistance.

Sunday, Nov. 18 (1-2:30 p.m.) American Girl Book Club – Join us as we meet the American Girls! We'll discuss the books, have a snack and make a craft. This month we’ll meet Samantha. Ages 6-12. Registration begins Nov. 11.

Saturday, Nov. 18 (2:30-3:30 p.m.) Brick Builders Club – Love those LEGO bricks? Then bring your ideas and imagination to the club! All bricks provided. Ages 6-13. Registration begins one week before each session.

Monday, Nov. 19 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? Come to WPPL's Teen Lounge on Monday afternoons! We've got computers, video games, board games, snacks and more! Registration not necessary.

Monday, Nov. 19 (7-8:35 p.m.) Monday Night Movie – A New England island community leaps into action to find two young runaways as a violent storm approaches. Rated PG-13. Registration requested.

Tuesday, Nov. 20 (2-2:45 p.m.) Book Bytes for Homeschoolers – Join WordWeaver for lively discussions about good books and more. Just bring your curiosity and sense of adventure! Snacks provided. Ages 9-12. Please register.

Wednesday, Nov. 21 (10:30-11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Join us for a fun session of singing and dancing. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Space is limited, so please arrive early enough to receive a ticket at the Preschool Desk. 

Wednesday, Nov. 21 Thankgiving Eve – Library closes at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22 Thanksgiving  Day – Library Closed

Friday, Nov. 23 (10-10:45 a.m.) Come Play With Me! – Open playtime with age-appropriate toys, songs and rhymes for ages 2-5 and their caring adults. Siblings welcome! Registration begins one week before each program.

Saturday, Nov. 24 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Kids in Motion Sensory Time – Join us for stories, activities, music and more! Program consists of a 30-minute storytime followed by a 30-minute social-sharing time for the group. No registration required. Program is designed to engage children with autism or other special needs/sensory challenges. Each child must have adult caregiver for assistance.

Saturday, Nov. 24 (1-2:15 p.m.) Connecting for Kids Parent Discussion & Facilitated Playgroup – Participate in a discussion group led by a pediatric expert while your children play in a separate room with a CCBDD facilitator. You must RSVP for the playgroup starting one month before each session. Children do not need a formal diagnosis to attend. Topics listed at connectingforkids.org.

Saturday, Nov. 24 (2:30-3:30 p.m.) Brick Builders Club – Love those LEGO bricks? Then bring your ideas and imagination to the club! All bricks provided. Ages 6-13. Registration begins one week before each session.

Monday, Nov. 26 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Monday, Nov. 26 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? Come to WPPL's Teen Lounge on Monday afternoons! We've got computers, video games, board games, snacks and more! Registration not necessary.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 (10:30-11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Join us for a fun session of singing and dancing. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Space is limited, so please arrive early enough to receive a ticket at the Preschool Desk.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – November’s selection is "Defending Jacob" by William Landay.

Thursday, Nov. 29 (4-5 p.m.) Family Fun! – Miss Nicole hosts an afternoon of stories, rhymes, silly songs and crafts! For children ages 3 and up with their families.

Friday, Nov. 30 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Connecting for Kids "Teach Me to Play" – Experts from the Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities will lead this playgroup for children 6 years and younger (siblings welcome). Parents will learn how to help their children play and interact with peers through modeling techniques. Children do not need a formal diagnosis to attend. Caregiver must stay in the room. No registration required.

To register for any of the programs, please call 440-871-2600 or visit http://signup.westlakelibrary.org:8080.

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