January events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Friday, Jan. 4 (Toddler session: 10:30-11 a.m.; Preschool session: 11:30 a.m.-noon) 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. The toddler session is geared for children under 3. The preschool session is geared for children ages 3-6 (siblings are welcome). Caregiver must stay in the room. No registration required.

Saturday, Jan. 5 (1-4 p.m.) Life-size Candyland – Bring all your little ones for a turn around the board as we bring this delicious and colorful world to life complete with Princess Lolly, Mr. Mint, Jolly and all your other favorite Candyland characters. Please register.

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

Monday, Jan. 7 (4-6 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! Meets only when Westlake Schools are in session. Registration not necessary.

Tuesday, Jan. 8 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – The January selection is "The Night Circus" by Erin Morganstern.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 (10:15-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:30 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, Jan. 9 (1:30-2:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.) E-Reader Help Sessions – Got an E-Reader or tablet PC for Christmas but need help accessing, downloading and reading e-books from the library? Call the Popular Materials Desk at 440-250-5462 to schedule a help session on the days and times specified.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 (4-8 p.m.) Finals Café – Finals stressing you out? Sick of staring at your textbook for hours on end? While you're studying here at the library, take a break in our Finals Cafe for much-needed snacks to keep you motivated.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 (7-8 p.m.) It's a Fairy-Tale Princess Storytime! – Come dressed in your royal best and listen to fairy tales, play make-believe and create a sparkly craft to take home! For ages 4-7. Please register.

Thursday, Jan. 10 (4-8 p.m.) Finals Café – Finals stressing you out? Sick of staring at your textbook for hours on end? While you're studying here at the library, take a break in our Finals Cafe for much-needed snacks to keep you motivated.

Thursday, Jan. 10 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The January selection is "Wild" by Cheryl Stayed.

Friday, Jan. 11 (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, Jan. 12 (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 an adult caregiver.

Saturday, Jan. 12 (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, Jan. 12 (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, Jan. 13 (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 Felicity. Ages 6-12. Registration begins Jan. 6.

Monday, Jan. 14 (2-3:30 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library – Join us for some family movies over the school break. All ages welcome. In accordance with library policy, children under 9 must be with an adult. Registration begins one week before each movie.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 (6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.) E-Reader Help Sessions – Got an E-Reader or tablet PC for Christmas but need help accessing, downloading and reading e-books from the library? Call the Popular Materials Desk at 440-250-5462 to schedule a help session on the days and times specified.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 (10:15-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:30 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, Jan. 16 (1:30-2:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.) E-Reader Help Sessions – Got an E-Reader or tablet PC for Christmas but need help accessing, downloading and reading e-books from the library? Call the Popular Materials Desk at 440-250-5462 to schedule a help session on the days and times specified.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society

Friday, Jan. 18 (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 ages 3-6 years. 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. Please register at connectingforkids.org.

Saturday, Jan. 19 (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, Jan. 19 (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, Jan. 19 (3-4:45 p.m.) Mad4Manga – M4M is everything manga! We talk about manga, create manga art, discuss & watch anime films, and more! Grades 6-12 only. Registration not necessary.

Sunday, Jan. 20 (2-4 p.m.) Friends' Sunday Sounds – The Friends of Porter Public Library present the Billy Kaye Duo, who will sing songs from the Great American Songbook.

Monday, Jan. 21 (2-3:30 p.m.) Let's Build! – Explore your creative side with a variety of bricks, blocks and other building toys and games! For grades K-5. Please Registration begins Jan. 14. Westlake Schools are not in session this day.

Monday, Jan. 21 (4-5:30 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library – Join us for some family movies over the school break. All ages welcome. In accordance with library policy, children under 9 must be with an adult. Registration begins one week before each movie.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 (6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.) E-Reader Help Sessions – Got an E-Reader or tablet PC for Christmas but need help accessing, downloading and reading e-books from the library? Call the Popular Materials Desk at 440-250-5462 to schedule a help session on the days and times specified.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 (7-8:45 p.m.) Catch a Rising Star...Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre in Recital – The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council presents Baldwin Wallace music theater students. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 (10:15-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:30 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, Jan. 23 (1:30-2:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.) E-Reader Help Sessions – Got an E-Reader or tablet PC for Christmas but need help accessing, downloading and reading e-books from the library? Call the Popular Materials Desk at 440-250-5462 to schedule a help session on the days and times specified.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – January’s selection is "The House I Loved" by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 (5-6 p.m.) Tween Book Club – Read a really good book recently? Looking for suggestions? Then join us for lively discussions about good books, audio, apps and more. Snacks provided! Grades 5-8.

Thursday, Jan. 24 (5-6 p.m.) Teen Book Discussion – Read a really good book recently? Looking for suggestions? Then join us for a snack and a lively discussions about books, audio, apps and more. Grades 9-12. Please register starting Jan. 10. Meets at Panera Bread, 26137 Detroit Rd., Westlake.

Friday, Jan. 25 (10 a.m.-noon) Porter’s Fiber Fanatics – Socialize, share, and solve problems while you work on your current project.

Friday, Jan. 25 (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 an adult caregiver.

Saturday, Jan. 26 (9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) SAT Practice Exam – Get ready for test time with an SAT practice exam provided by Sylvan Learning Center. Please remember to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils. Detailed results will be available one week after the exam at the Youth Services desk. Grades 10-12. Registration begins Jan. 12.

Monday, Jan. 28 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Monday, Jan. 28 (4-6 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! Meets only when Westlake Schools are in session. Registration not necessary.

Wednesday, Jan. 30 (10:15-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:30 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.

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

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