Enjoy unlimited possibilities during National Library Week

Unlimited possibilities await you at Westlake Porter Public Library during National Library Week, April 12-18! From programs for all ages and interests, to giveaways and a swag bag raffle, the library is celebrating the importance of libraries to their communities and the nation.

Whether you’re 80 years or 8 months old you’ll find programs for all interests, from Drop Everything and Read Day to planning your garden to launching a small business to shredding your sensitive documents to family entertainment! Following are details about the programs offered during this celebratory week:

Sunday, April 12 (1:30-3 p.m. AND 3:30-4:45 p.m.) Drop Everything and Read Day: Book Jeopardy – Celebrate Drop Everything and Read Day with a game of Book Jeopardy! Not interested in playing? Browse our book swap. Bring in your old books to trade for some of ours! Registration required for Jeopardy game.

Sunday April 12 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills or learn how to play the game. Recommended for kids ages 8+, but all ages are welcome to attend. If you have a chess set, please bring it with you.

Sunday, April 12 (2-4 p.m.) Westlake Reads – Join us for an afternoon of games, crafts and special activities as we celebrate the thrill of reading. This event is for all ages. No registration required.

Monday, April 13 (2–3 p.m.) Active Minds – Memory is not a finite resource. This class will show you how to improve your recall before it fades with techniques like repetition, association and visualization. The video portion will be followed by practice games. Please register.

Monday, April 13 (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, April 14 (7-8:30 p.m.) Digging with Dean's – Dean’s Greenhouse will provide you with important information about vegetable gardening to get you started on growing healthy, tasty vegetables for you and your family in 2015. Please register.

Tuesday, April 14 (7-8 p.m.) State of the Library – Join Library Director Andrew Mangels for the 2014 Annual Report and a look at what’s ahead for 2015.

Tuesday, April 14 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – In April we’ll discuss "Boy, Snow, Bird" by Helen Oyeyemi.

Wednesday, April 15 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Club: How to Digitize Your Records and Cassettes – Join us for a demonstration on how to digitize your records and cassettes using modern software, and learn exactly how you can do it at home! This club explores Maker Movement projects monthly. Please register.

Thursday, April 16 (12-1:30 p.m.) Small Busine$$ Lunch & Learn – Learn the legal issues concerning the hiring of employees, some of the best ways to train them and how to bring out their maximum productivity. Bring your lunch; coffee provided. Please register.

Thursdays, April 16 and 23 (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.

Friday, April 17 (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 April 10.

Saturday, April 18 (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Secure Paper Shredding – All Ohio Secure Shred will confidentially and permanently destroy two boxes of your personal documents. Located in the library parking lot.

Saturday, April 18  (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. Registration begins one week before each session.

Saturday, April 18 (11 a.m.-noon) The Pop Tarts – Hey, kids! Get ready to Twist, Jerk and Swim! Slip on your go-go boots and head on back to the '60s for some groovy retro entertainment. For all ages. Free tickets will be available in Youth Services starting April 11 and are limited to six per adult.

Saturday, April 18 (2-3 p.m.) Junior Brick Builders! – Let's build with Duplos! Bring your imagination and we'll provide the bricks. Ages 3-6.

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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