Westlake Porter Public Library's Late September Calendar
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: Using LinkedIn for Job Search – Learn to use this social media tool to discover people who can assist your search, identify and research companies, join and interact with LinkedIn groups. Enhance your visibility and online reputation by engaging in conversations in your groups. Learn to use valuable research functions built into LinkedIn.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (6:30 p.m.) Connecting for Kids’ Speaker Series – Join us for a discussion on a relevant childhood topic with a local pediatric expert. Topic: Attention Issues and ADHD: What You Need to Know. Register by phone: 440-250-5563 or at www.connectingforkids.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (7-8:45 p.m.) Continuing the Conversation – This month’s topic: Back to School Anxiety: Helping adults and youth get back into the swing of things.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Mark Jamba presents "What Killed Grandma?", a lighthearted introduction to medical terminology and common causes of death yesterday and today will be explained via basic anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (7-8 p.m.) Alternatives to Cable TV – Frustrated with cable service? This program will help you sort through the variety of viewing alternatives available. Learn about digital media players, streaming services and additional options. Please register.
Thursday, Sept. 21 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Writing Your Business Plan – Whether you are just starting a business or already have one, you’ll want the direction that a business plan offers. We will explore how to get started, the elements of a business plan, and issues to consider when developing yours. Please register.
Thursday, Sept. 21 (Preschool session: 6:30 p.m.) or Friday, September 22 (Preschool session: 9:30 a.m. and Toddler Session 11:30 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. Register at www.connectingforkids.org or by phone: 440-250-5563.
Thursday, Sept. 21 (7-7:30 p.m.) Parachute Play – Get ready to jump and move with music, stories and the parachute. Bring your energy and mom, dad, or other caregiver! Ages 4-6. Please register.
Friday, Sept. 22 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.
Saturday, Sept. 23 (1-2 p.m.) Make Your Backyard Burst in the Spring – The Cleveland Botanical Gardens will be here to explore the diversity of great bulbs that will thrive in our area, naturalize in our gardens and withstand the many creatures that want to eat them! Please register.
Saturday, Sept. 23 (2-4 p.m.) Carry Out Crafts – Stop by the Youth Services Department to see what our featured craft is this afternoon. We have all the supplies you’ll need to create something fantastic!
Saturday, Sept. 23 (3-5 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otakus and newbies welcome! Grades 7-12 only please.
Sunday, Sept. 24 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills or learn how to play the game. Recommended for ages 8+, but all ages are welcome. If you have a chess set, bring it with you.
Sunday, Sept. 24 (2-3:30 p.m.) The Guitar’s Story: An Afternoon of Classical and Baroque Guitar Music – The guitar expresses a profound musical language. Kevin Sherwin explores music from traditions of both folk and art music, ranging from kingly dances and operatic serenades to native folk traditions of South America and Spain. Please register.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 (2-3 p.m.) Travel Club – Hungary: A Travelogue – Andrea Meszaros, past president and board member of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society, will take you on a fascinating virtual trip to Hungary! See and hear about the wonders Hungary has to offer visitors, and perhaps even pick up some travel tips that will help you enjoy traveling to this beautiful Central European country! Please register.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Anime Movie Club – Enjoy and discuss all your favorite anime movies from Studio Ghibli and beyond! Grades 6 to adult.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 (7-8 p.m.) Ectoplasm! The Rise of Victorian Spirituality – Laura Loew will come in period attire to talk about the Victorian spiritualist movement. Mourning artifacts and antique fortune telling cards will be on display. Please register.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – The September selection is "The Turner House" by Angela Flournoy.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 (6:30-7:45 p.m.) Police Stops and Your Rights – Do you know what to do if you're stopped by law enforcement officials? Join attorney Calin Radoi as he discusses what to do if you are questioned by police at a traffic stop or at your home, as well as how to handle inquiries regarding conceal-carry and immigration status. Please register.
Friday, Sept. 29 (3-3:45 p.m. for ages 4-6; 4-4:45 p.m. for grades K-2) Fun Science Friday – Join Mrs. K as we discover the difference between insects, spiders and worms! Let’s discover the world of these creepy critters by counting, sorting and observing these tiny creatures. Registration begins Sept. 22.
Saturday, Sept. 30 (2-2:30 p.m.) Yoga Time! – Yoga is great for the mind and body. We will practice basic yoga positions and work on balance and strength. Be sure to wear comfy clothes and bring a towel and mat. For grades 1-3.
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.