November events at Westlake Porter Public Library
Wednesdays, Nov. 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.
Wednesdays, Nov. 8 and 15 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Nov. 9 and 16 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with one of the reading therapy dogs! Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9 (2-3 p.m.) Great Decisions Discussion Program on World Affairs – Discuss critical global issues facing America today. At the beginning of each month, a copy of the article may be picked up at the Ask Us Desk. Please read the article prior to the meeting. Please register.
Thursdays, Nov. 9 and 16 (4-5:15 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.
Thursday, Nov. 9 (7-8 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The November selection is "The Scarlet Sisters" by Myra Macpherson.
Friday, Nov. 10 (9:30 and 10:30 a.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 11 (9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.) Music Therapy & More – For families and their children (ages 0-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Join us for a program designed to teach families how to use music to improve their child’s motor, communication and social skills as well as behavior. Each session is 30 minutes. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or by phone: 440-250-5563.
Friday, Nov. 10 (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!
Saturday, Nov. 11 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) ACT Practice Exam – Study skills will be discussed and detailed results will be returned to students at the Nov. 18 results session. An optional writing portion will be offered immediately following the initial practice exam. Grades 9-12. Please register.
Saturday, Nov. 11 (10 a.m.-noon) Making & Mailing Holiday Cards – Discover how to create cards with Canva, a free and easy-to-use online design software tool. Learn how to use Excel and Word to create mail merged labels. Please register.
Saturday, Nov. 11 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Turkey Time Crafts! – Join us and make some fun turkey crafts!
Saturday, Nov. 11 (1 and 2:30 p.m.) Elementary Experiences – For children ages 7-12 years and their families who are struggling in an area of development. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend. Topic: Social Series: Assessing and Reacting to Problems. For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.
Saturday, Nov. 11 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Bring your ideas and imagination to the club! Ages 3-12. Lego and Duplo bricks provided.
Saturdays, Nov. 11 and 18 (3-4:30 p.m.) Tween Code Club – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Registration begins one week before each session. Grades 5-8.
Saturday, Nov. 11 (3:30-4 p.m.) Family Storytime – An interactive family storytime featuring books, rhymes, songs, movement and a small craft. For families with children ages 2-6.
Sunday, Nov. 12 (1:30-3:30 p.m.) Portables Fashion Show – Portables Gift Shop will host a fashion show featuring Ready-to-Wear women’s clothing and unique jewelry collections. Light refreshments served. Call 440-250-5460 to register.
Sunday, Nov. 12 (2-3:30 p.m.) Sensory Friendly Movie – A sensory-friendly environment including more light, less sound and the option to move around the room will help children with special needs and their families enjoy this free movie screening. Please register.
Monday, Nov. 13 (1-1:30 p.m.) Yoga Rhyme Time! – This is a perfect way to introduce yoga and practice simple poses with rhymes that imitate animals and nature. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Ages 3-1/2 to 5 with a caregiver.
Monday, Nov. 13 (2-3 p.m.) Medicare Updates – Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 is Medicare Open Enrollment. Join us as an OSHIIP community liaison from the Ohio Department of Insurance provides us with timely information about Medicare changes. Please register.
Mondays, Nov. 13 and 20 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? We have computers, video games, board games, snacks and more! For grades 7-12 only.
Monday, Nov. 13 (7-8 p.m.) Adult Color – Studies show coloring can reduce your stress and anxiety. We’ll provide coloring pages and colored pencils or bring your own. Open to adults 18 and over. Please register.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: Results-Oriented Resumes – When you are looking for a job you become a salesperson selling yourself to your next employer. Your primary “sales tool” is a well-designed, targeted resume. Learn what will catch the employers’ attention and make them want to interview you.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 (2-3 p.m.) Conversational Spanish for Beginners – Learn Spanish vocabulary and pronunciation with an expert instructor. Please register.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 (2-3 p.m.) Legal Planning: Legal Issues for Seniors – Learn about the planning necessary to ensure that our personal, financial and medical needs will be met as we age. Topics to be discussed include the importance of preparing for incapacity, the costs of long term care and how to pay them, and more. Please register.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – In November we’ll discuss "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly.
Wednesday, Nov. 15 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – This month: Genealogical Roundtable Sharing.
Wednesday, Nov. 15 (7-8:30 p.m.) Intro to Smartphones – Learn the basics of using smartphones, such as screen brightness, wifi settings, adding apps, and more! If bringing your device, please bring all account passwords. Please register.
Thursday, Nov. 16 (6:30-8 p.m.) Children with Orthopedic Impairments – Ohio Family to Family, in partnership with Connecting for Kids, hosts this program for families with children with orthopedic impairments.
Thursday, Nov. 16 (Preschool session: 6:30 p.m.) or Friday, Nov. 17 (Preschool session: 9:30 a.m. and Toddler Session 11:30 a.m.) Teach Me to Play – Designed for children (Toddler: Ages 18 months -2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. For more information or to register, visit connectingforkids.org or call 440-250-5563.
Friday, Nov. 17 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.
Saturday, Nov. 18 (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, Nov. 18 (3-5 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otakus and newbies welcome! Grades 7-12 only please.
Saturday, Nov. 18 (3-4:30 p.m.) Make Your Own: Coil Pottery – You’ll receive hands-on instruction and create your own piece using the coil pottery method! Items will be glazed at the pottery studio. Please register.
Sunday, Nov. 19 (1:30-4 p.m.) Ugly Sweater Party – Get ready for the holiday festivities by making your very own ugly sweater! We’ll provide the sweaters and supplies, you bring the creativity to make them as tacky as possible! Grades 7-12. Registration begins Nov. 12.
Monday, Nov. 20 (6:30-7:15 p.m.) Adapted Storytime – Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences are encouraged. This 30-minute storytime, followed by time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3-7, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend, but must register separately. Registration begins Nov. 13.
Tuesday, Nov. 21 (7-8:30 p.m.) Decorate with Dean’s Greenhouse – What's more festive than winter decorations? Dean's Greenhouse is coming to WPPL with bright ideas for a delightful holiday filled with beautiful greenery. Please register.
Wednesdays, Nov. 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, Nov. 22 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – The November selection is "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving Eve: Library closes at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Day: Library closed
Friday, Nov. 24 (2-4 p.m.) Movies @ the Library! – Join us for a movie in which a suit-wearing, briefcase carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. (Rated PG) All ages. Please register.
Saturday, Nov. 25 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Bring your ideas and imagination to the club! Ages 3-12. Lego and Duplo bricks provided.
Saturday, Nov. 25 (3-4:30 p.m.) Tween Code Club – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Registration begins one week before each session. Grades 5-8.
Sunday, Nov. 26 (2-3:30 p.m.) Boredom Busters! – Are you bored? Drop by the Storytime Room and join in the fun! We will have different activities available each month. All ages welcome.
Sunday, Nov. 26 (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, please bring it with you.
Monday, Nov. 27 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Cyber Monday Open Lab – New to online shopping? Want to score Cyber Monday deals? Our staff can get you started in this drop-in lab. Please bring any passwords, payment information, etc.
Monday, Nov. 27 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? We have computers, video games, board games, snacks and more! For grades 7-12 only.
Tuesday, Nov. 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, Nov. 28 (10 a.m.-noon) Making & Mailing Holiday Cards – Discover how to create cards with Canva, a free and easy-to-use online design software tool. Learn how to use Excel and Word to create mail merged labels. Please register.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 (2-3 p.m.) Conversational Spanish for Beginners – Learn Spanish vocabulary and pronunciation with an expert instructor. Please register.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 (2-3 p.m.) Travel Tips with PD Editor Susan Glaser – Enjoy travel advice from local expert Susan Glaser. Please register.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 (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, Nov. 28 (7-7:30 p.m.) Bedtime Stories: Goodnight Zoo – 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, Nov. 28 (7-8:30 p.m.) Essential Oils – Learn how essential oils can help you relax and improve your health. Healthy snack samples will be provided by Heinen’s. Space is limited. Please register.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 (3-4:30 p.m.) NaNoWriMo Author Talk – Memoir writer Marsha McGregor will join us during National Novel Writing Month. Learn creative but practical tools to mine your experiences and what they mean to you, as well as ways to craft those experiences into compelling writing. Please register.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 (7-8 p.m.) Cutting Landlines: Pros and Cons – Many Americans are cutting the cord, doing away with landlines, and using either mobile phones or Voice Over IP. Come hear some of the pros and cons of canceling landline service.
Thursday, Nov. 30 (4-5:15 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.
Thursday, Nov. 30 (5:30-8:30 p.m.) NaNoWriMo Open Writing Session – Drop in for a quiet space to write, brainstorm and create. Bring your own writing supplies. We’ll provide the space and snacks!
To register for any of the programs, please call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.