March events at Westlake Porter Public Library
Tuesday, March 7 (7-8 p.m.) How the Birds Stop Singing: Stories of Drug & Alcohol Abuse as Told to a Doctor – Presentation and book signing by Jamile Wakim Fleming, M.D. Dr. Fleming’s book was written with the goal of helping teens refrain from using any form of addictive substance. Please register.
Wednesdays, March 8 and 15 (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.
Wednesday, March 8 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Career Transition Center: Speaker Series Lunch & Learn – Guest speakers join Career Transition Center to present informative and timely topics for job seekers. Bring your lunch; learn and grow. Coffee provided.
Wednesdays, March 8 and 15 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, March 9 and 16 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department 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 Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 9 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Thursday, March 9 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The March selection is "The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American War Hero" by Timothy Egan.
Friday, March 10 (4-5:30 p.m.) Full STEAM Ahead – STEAM = Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements. This month: Learn all about the brain and make your own Thinking Cap. Grades 3-4. Please register.
Friday, March 10 (4-5:30 p.m.) Weird(er) Science – Each session teaches fundamental principles in an entertaining format, through demonstrations and hands-on activities. This month: Learn all about the brain and make your own Thinking Cap. Grades 5-6. Please register.
Saturday, March 11 (2-4 p.m.) Carry Out Crafts – Stop in to see our featured craft. We have all the supplies you’ll need to create something fantastic!
Saturday, March 11 (3-5 p.m.) Mad 4 Manga—A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otakus and newbies welcome! Grades 7-12.
Sunday, March 12 (2-3 p.m.) Pinterest Club – Come each month to recreate a fun craft from Pinterest. This month: Mandala Rocks. Grades 7-9. Please register.
Mondays, March 13 and 20 (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 have computers, video games, board games, snacks and more! For grades 7-12 only.
Monday, March 13 (6:30-7:15 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Features an adapted storytime for children with special needs and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. Includes time for social play. Content is geared to ages 3-7. Registration begins one week before each session.
Monday, March 13 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: Cybersecurity – Financial advisor Michael Wasylyshyn will speak about the best ways to protect yourself online and off. Please register.
Tuesday, March 14 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: Setting Up a LinkedIn Profile – Learn techniques for setting up a great LinkedIn profile. Use LinkedIn to meet people who can assist your search and find companies that are hiring. Bring a flash drive with your resume in a Word document. A reservation is required to secure your seat at a computer; otherwise, bring your own laptop or tablet.
Tuesday, March 14 (1:30–3 p.m.) Genealogy.com – This class is an intro to other online genealogy resources that can be used in addition to Ancestry.com. Bring the names and dates of relatives that you know. Please register – only 12 computers are available.
Tuesday, March 14 (3:30-6 p.m.) Super Smash Tournament – We’re going head-to-head in an epic brawl! Test your skills in Super Smash to see who will claim the top spot. Retro consoles and other games will be available to play as well. Grades 7-12. Please register.
Tuesday, March 14 (7-8:30 p.m.) Ohio’s Unsung Heroines – Join us for a program highlighting the various contributions of Ohio women in the Civil War. Please register.
Tuesday, March 14 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – In March we’ll discuss "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.
Wednesday, March 15 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – OGS trustee Mary Jamba presents "DNA-Tested: Overview of DNA and Three Testing Companies."
Thursday, March 16 (6:30 p.m.) and Friday, March 17 (11 a.m.) Connecting for Kids’ Teach Me to Play – Designed for children ages 3-6 who need help with communication and social skills. Join us for a play-based program designed to model and teach families strategies to improve their child’s social interactions, facilitate communication and manage behavior in a positive way.
Friday, March 17 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Go Green! – Join Mrs. K as we explore the wonders of the world. This month we’ll learn how the color green is made and explore the world of primary colors. Ages 4-7. Registration begins March 10.
Saturday, March 18 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Celebrate National Craft Month! – Come celebrate National Craft Month in Youth Services with a variety of crafts and activities for kids of all ages!
Saturday, March 18 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! – Bring your cards and accessories for a fun morning of Pokemon-themed play, prizes and crafts! Ages 6- 11.
Saturday, March 18 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Bring your ideas and imagination to the club! Ages 3-12. Lego and Duplo bricks provided.
Sunday, March 19 (2-3 p.m.) Fancy Nancy’s Perfectly Paris Party! – You are invited to practice your French, play glamorous games, make a spectacular craft and enjoy tasty refreshments! Ages 5-8. Registration begins on March 12.
Sunday, March 19 (2-3 p.m.) Friends’ Sunday Sounds – Join us for “Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word,” a troupe of African-American males ages 12-19, who combine classic poetry and movement poetry (mime/breaking/flexing) with the art of the spoken word. Please register.
Monday, March 20 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors’ Interest Group: Investment Wisdom – Join us as Dan Doyle from Oak Park Wealth Management examines and evaluates the relationships between the economy, market fundamentals and prevailing consensus. Please register.
Tuesday, March 21 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: LinkedIn for Job Search – People in almost all fields need to have a LinkedIn profile to be considered for an interview. Learn techniques to better utilize this growing social media tool.
Tuesday, March 21 (7-7:30 p.m.) Bedtime Stories: Roar of a Snore – Put on your pajamas and join Mrs. K as we unwind at the end of the day with quiet stories, songs, fingerplays and other activities to help us get ready for bedtime. Ages 4-6. Siblings welcome.
Tuesday, March 21 (7-8 p.m.) Developing Study Skills – This seminar focuses on recognizing the student’s learning style, understanding time and study management, how to take notes based on your learning style, memorization strategies, group studying and test-taking strategies. Students and parents are welcome. Registration begins March 14.
Tuesday, March 21 (7-8:30 p.m.) Famous & Infamous Women of Cleveland’s Millionaires’ Row – Much has been written about the men of Millionaires’ Row, but little is known about their wives. Dan Ruminski, Cleveland’s Storyteller, will feature some of the better known women of the time. These are tales you’ve probably never heard that will both enlighten and entertain. Please register.
Wednesdays, March 22 and 29 (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.
Wednesday, March 22 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – The March selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.
Wednesdays, March 22 and 29 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, March 23 and 30 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department 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 Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Busine$$ Lunch & Learn: Business Law – This seminar will cover the legal topics that most entrepreneurs and business owners will come across in the starting-up and running of his/her business. Please register.
Thursday, March 23 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Depression – Author, baseball historian and lifelong Indians fan Scott Longert will discuss his latest book, "No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians in the Great Depression." Please register.
Friday, March 24 (10-10:45 a.m.) Come Play With Me! – Open playtime with age-appropriate toys. For children ages 2-5 with a caring adult. Siblings welcome. Please register.
Friday, March 24 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.
Friday, March 24 (10:30-11:15 a.m.) Sensory Storytime – Features an adapted storytime for children with special needs and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. Includes time for social play. Content is geared to ages 3-7. Registration begins one week before each session.
Saturday, March 25 (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.
Monday, March 27 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Tuesday, March 28 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: Improving Interviewing Skills – Preparation is the essential ingredient for a successful job interview. It starts with research about the job and the company and includes preparing to answer difficult questions.
Tuesday, March 28 (7-8 p.m.) History of Women in Mathematics – A non-technical talk on the patterns found in the lives of women whom have made significant contributions in the mathematics field. Please register.
Tuesday, March 28 (7:30-8:45 p.m.) Westlake Westshore Arts Council: FYI Opera – David Bamberger from the Cleveland Institute of Music will bring his “Spring Scenes” review to the library. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 30 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Mystery and More with Amanda Flower – Join us for an evening of mystery as we welcome national bestselling and Agatha Award-winning cozy mystery author Amanda Flower. Amanda will share her secrets for writing four very different and very popular mystery series. Please register.
Friday, March 31 (9:30 OR 10:30 a.m.) Connecting for Kids: Music Therapy & More – Designed for children ages 1-6 who are struggling in an area of development. Join us for a program designed to model and teach families how to use music to improve their child’s skills. Each session is 30 minutes. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or by phone: 440-250-5563.
To register for any of the programs, please call 440-871-2600 or visit http://westlakelibrary.evanced.info.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.