November events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Saturday, Nov. 1 (10:30-11 a.m.) Mother Goose on the Loose! – An interactive storytime featuring simple books, rhymes, songs and movement. For ages birth-3 with an adult caregiver.

Saturday, Nov. 1 (1-2 p.m.) Look & Feel Your Best Through Color – Image expert and author Dawn Waldrop will teach you how to determine the best wardrobe and beauty product colors to enhance your natural coloring and boost your confidence. Her book, Best Impressions: How to Gain Professionalism, Promotion and Profit will be available for purchase. Please register.

Saturday, Nov. 1 (3-5 p.m.) Who-vian Haven (Dr. Who Club) – Who-vian Haven is a place for Who-vians to get together, watch episodes of Doctor Who, and talk about Doctor Who and all other Timey-Wimey things. Grades 9-12. Please register.

Sunday, Nov. 2 (2-3 p.m.) Recycled T-shirt Crafts – Want to hang on to that old T-shirt, but you don't wear it anymore? Upcycle it into something useful and hang on to the memories at the same time. Bring at least one T-shirt that you want to change into something new! Grades 5-7. Please register.

Sunday, Nov. 2 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills (or learn how to play the game) through WPPL's new Chess Club. The club is recommended for kids ages 6+, but all ages are welcome to attend. If you have a chess set, please bring it.

Monday, Nov. 3 (3:45-5:30 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! Grades 7-12.

Monday, Nov. 3 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Monday Night Movie – This month’s title stars Kevin Costner as the Cleveland Browns’ GM, who is preparing for the NFL draft. Rated PG-13. Please register.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: Making Positive First Impressions – Whether you’re working, networking or interviewing, you need to leave a positive impression. Get tips on the little (and big) things that determine how you will be perceived and learn how that perception will impact your success in your job search.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 (2-4 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library! – Join us for movie matinees! Based on availability; movie titles may change without notice. In accordance with library policy, children who are under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins one week before each session. This session: Enjoy the time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son as they endeavor to fix a time rift they have created. Rated PG.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 (7 p.m.) Connecting for Kids Coffee & Chat – This program is a combination book/article club and support group; the group discussion is facilitated by a professional. We will serve coffee and eat desserts as we laugh and discuss the month's topic: "Meeting the Needs of Siblings When One Child in the Family Struggles." Free child care is available; register at www.connectingforkids.org or call 440-250-5563.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket at the Preschool Desk.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Please stop by for free genealogy help!

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (4-5:30 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department each Wednesday and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (7-8:30 p.m.) Introduction to Finding Funders – Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online to find funders for your nonprofit organization. Please register.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (7-7:45 p.m.) The Purr-fect Pet! – Join us for a fun evening as we talk about the purr-fect pet! Will it be a dog, cat, bird, fish, or ... ? Listen to funny stories, sing silly songs, play games and make a cool craft! Ages 3-6. Registration begins Oct. 29.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (7-8:45 p.m.) Westlake-Westshore Arts Council – A musical revue by Thelma and Jim.

Thursday, Nov. 6 (4-5 p.m.) Magic Tree House Book Club – Do you already love the "Magic Tree House" adventures or are you curious to find out what the fuss is all about? Join us for one of the "Magic Tree House" books, discussion and craft related to the book. Grades K-2. No registration required.

Thursday, Nov. 6 (7-7:45 p.m.) Introduction to Irish Dance – The Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance will teach you the fundamentals of traditional Irish Dance. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your dancing feet! Please register.

Friday, Nov. 7 (Basics Sessions: 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Advanced Session: 1 p.m.) Connecting for Kids "Teach Me to Play" – For children 3-6 years old. Join us for this hands-on program designed to help parents positively discipline and facilitate playdates. This program is geared toward children struggling in an area of development. You must RSVP to attend. Register by calling 440-250-5563 or at www.connectingforkids.org.

Friday, Nov. 7 (1-2:30 p.m.) Fantastic Fridays for Homeschoolers – Calling all homeschoolers! We are beginning our homeschool Fridays with a primer on using the library catalog and a tour of the library. We will also discuss our activities for the next 9 months. Ages 6-9. Registration begins Oct. 31.

Saturday, Nov. 8 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Sensory Storytime – Join us for a storytime for children with special needs and their parents/caregivers. The program includes interactive stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities, followed by 30 minutes of play. Content is geared to ages 3-7. Please call with questions or to register.

Saturday, Nov. 8 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon League Bring your cards and accessories for a fun morning of play! For kids ages 6-12 only. Please, no younger siblings. Registration begins Nov. 1.

Saturday, Nov. 8 (2-3 p.m.) Junior Brick Builders! – Let's build with Duplos! Bring your imagination and we'll provide the bricks. Ages 3-6.

Sunday, Nov. 9 (2-3 p.m.) Meet-Ups – Interactive games and activities for socialization and play among children with special needs ages 6-11 with their caregivers. Registration begins Nov. 2.

Sunday, Nov. 9 (2-3:30 p.m.) Boredom Busters! – Games, crafts, puzzles and more! All ages. In accordance with library policy, children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, Nov. 9 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills (or learn how to play the game) through WPPL's new Chess Club. The club is recommended for kids ages 6+, but all ages are welcome to attend. If you have a chess set, please bring it.

Monday, Nov. 10 (3:45-5:30 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! Grades 7-12.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: Reinventing Yourself – What are you waiting for? What is getting in the way of your process? What do you have the most fun doing? The workshop explores questions that get you engaged and excited and will assist you with beginning to develop your own future.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 (7-8:30 p.m.) The Lakeside Unit: Cleveland Medicine in World War I – In 1914, Cleveland's foremost physicians and surgeons took a group to Paris to tend to injured soldiers, setting the stage for the formation of similar hospital units from all over the country. Please register starting Oct. 1.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – In November we’ll discuss "Letters from Skye" by Jessica Brockmole.

Wednesday, Nov. 12 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket at the Preschool Desk.

Wednesday, Nov. 12 (4-5:30 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department each Wednesday and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 12 (7-8 p.m.) Captain Underpants Tra La La Palooza Join us for Captain Underpants trivia contests, games of skill, crafts and more! Ages 7-10. Registration begins Nov. 5.

Thursday, Nov. 13 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursday, Nov. 13 (4-5 p.m.) Magic Tree House Book Club – Do you already love the "Magic Tree House" adventures or are you curious to find out what the fuss is all about? Join us for one of the "Magic Tree House" books, discussion and craft related to the book. Grades K-2. No registration required.

Thursday, Nov. 13 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The November selection is "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" by Reza Aslan.

Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 (see times in description) Connecting for Kids Music Therapy & More – Join us as we play instruments, sing, move to music and discuss how to carry over the music therapy experiences into the home. This program is geared toward children struggling in an area of development. You must RSVP to attend. Call 440-250-5563 or visit www.connectingforkids.org. Sessions are as follows: Nov. 14 – Family Session: 9:30 a.m., Toddler Session: 10:30 a.m., Preschool Session: 11:30 a.m.; Nov. 15 – Family Session: 9:30 a.m., Preschool Session: 10:30 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 14 (10-10:45 a.m.) Come Play With Me! – Open playtime with age-appropriate toys. Teaches sharing and socialization. For children ages 2-5 with a caring adult. Siblings welcome! Registration begins Nov. 7.

Friday, Nov. 14 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) iPad Users Group – Listen to a brief iPad topic then share talk and share tips and techniques with other iPad users. Must bring your iPad with you. Registration required.

Friday, Nov. 14 (11-11:45 a.m.) Pigeon Party – Celebrate one of our favorite characters, Mo Willems' Pigeon, at our Pigeon Party! For children ages 3-6. Registration begins Nov. 7.

Saturday, Nov. 15 (2 p.m.) Connecting for Kids Parent Discussion Group – Meet other parents as we discuss childhood development topics with a local expert. Free child care available; register at www.connectingforkids.org or call 440-250-5563. This month’s topic is "Parenting Anxious Children."

Saturday, Nov. 15 (2-4 p.m.) Carryout Crafts – Stop by the Youth Services Department to see what each day’s featured craft is! Tables will be set up with all of the supplies needed.

Saturday, Nov. 15 (3-5 p.m.) Mad 4 Manga – Each month we watch a different Anime series and talk about our favorite Manga. Sometimes we even throw in some crafts, Manga drawing or Japanese treats! Grades 7-12 only.

Sunday, Nov. 16 (2-3:30 p.m.) Dangerous Book for Boys Club – Are you looking for something dangerous, but not too dangerous? Learn how to tie knots, make a battery and tell the age of a tree in our Dangerous Book for Boys Club. Ages 9-11. Registration begins Nov. 9.

Sunday, Nov. 16 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills (or learn how to play the game) through WPPL's new Chess Club. The club is recommended for kids ages 6+, but all ages are welcome to attend. If you have a chess set, please bring it.

Monday, Nov. 17 (3:45-5:30 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! Grades 7-12.

Monday, Nov. 17 (7-8:30 p.m.) Happiness: Then & Now – We all want happiness but how do we reach our goal? We will explore the origins of happiness, its history and its evolution. It can be learned, practiced and understood. Please register.

Monday, Nov. 17 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors' Interest Group – A Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland representative will discuss current national economic conditions including a regional commentary on economic and financial issues of interest to residents and businesses in the Fourth District, including Ohio. Please register.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: Networking Effectively – People are your single greatest resource in a job search and networking helps you reach those people. Learning how to build a network of “business friends” is essential to uncover hidden job opportunities and to learn more about companies and their cultures. Learn how to build and maintain business relationships that will assist you throughout your career.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (9:30-10 a.m.) Stories and Signs – Enjoy interactive stories, songs and movement activities while learning a few words in sign language! Ages 0-3 with caregiver, siblings welcome. No registration required.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket at the Preschool Desk.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (4-5:30 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department each Wednesday and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (7-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Dorothy Titera from the Westlake LDS Family History Center presents "Czech and Slovak Genealogical Research: Online Resources for Successfully Tracing your Ancestors."

Thursday, Nov. 20 (12-1:30 p.m.) Small Busine$$ Lunch & Learn: Social Media 101 Learn the value of using social media to reach your customers, how it can lead to new customers, and how it drives repeat business from your current customers. We’ll look at the 5 most popular social media networks, discuss which is right for your business, and how and what to post. Feel free to bring lunch or purchase one at Pulleys at Porter. Please register.

Thursday, Nov. 20 (7-8 p.m.) Nia – Enjoy this blend of dance arts, martial arts and the healing arts that will invite your spirit, mind, body and emotions to play and find joy! Class is for all age and ability levels. Wear clothing for movement and athletic shoes and socks. Please register.

Friday, Nov. 21 (10 a.m.-noon) Porter's Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.

Friday, Nov. 21 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Sensory Storytime – Join us for a storytime for children with special needs and their parents/caregivers. The program includes interactive stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities, followed by 30 minutes of play. Content is geared to ages 3-7. Please call with questions or to register.

Saturday, Nov. 22 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders Club – Bring your ideas and imagination to the club! All bricks provided. Ages 6-12. No registration required.

Sunday, Nov. 23 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills (or learn how to play the game) through WPPL's new Chess Club. The club is recommended for kids ages 6+, but all ages are welcome to attend. If you have a chess set, please bring it.

Sunday, Nov. 23 (3-4:30 p.m.) Magic: The Gathering – Magic: The Gathering is the world's premier trading card game. Come and learn to play the game, or bring a group and fight with other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge and conquest. Players must furnish their own cards. Grades 7-12.

Monday, Nov. 24 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Monday, Nov. 24 (3:45-5:30 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! Grades 7-12.

Monday, Nov. 24 (7-8:30 p.m.) TV Discussion Group: Where's The Acclaim? – Gathering young people 18-39 to discuss excellent television shows that do/did not get the critical acclaim they deserve. Please register.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 (2-3 p.m.) How To Be A Spy! – Your mission is to use your eyes and ears to crack secret codes! Learn top secret whistle and hand signals, and experiment with invisible ink, mirror writing and writing in code. Ages 8-10. Registration begins Nov. 18.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 (2-3 p.m.) Gobble-Gobble Crafts – Create a Thanksgiving craft that can be used to decorate the Thanksgiving dinner table! Grades K-5. No registration required.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 (2-4 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library! – Join us for movie matinees! Based on availability; movie titles may change without notice. In accordance with library policy, children who are under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins one week before each session. This session: When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that’s home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends become to center of a battle to  protect the peace. Rated PG.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket at the Preschool Desk.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – The November selection is "The Cuckoo’s Calling" by Robert Galbraith.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 (2-4 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library! – Join us for movie matinees! Based on availability; movie titles may change without notice. In accordance with library policy, children who are under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins one week before each session. This session: An animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the track who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Rated PG.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Eve: Library Closes at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27  – Thanksgiving: Library Closed

Saturday, Nov. 29 (10:30-11 a.m.) Mother Goose on the Loose! – An interactive storytime featuring simple books, rhymes, songs and movement. For ages birth-3 with an adult caregiver.

Sunday, Nov. 30, (2-3 p.m.) American Girl, Kanani – Kanani's "aloha spirit" will teach us the joy of helping others through our gifts and efforts, perfect for the upcoming holiday season! We'll make a lei and enjoy a tropical treat. Ages 6-10. Registration begins Nov. 23.

Sunday, Nov. 30 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills (or learn how to play the game) through WPPL's new Chess Club. The club is recommended for kids ages 6+, but all ages are welcome to attend. If you have a chess set, please bring it.

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

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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