August events at Westlake Porter Public Library
Wednesdays, Aug. 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.
Thursdays, Aug. 9 and 16 (4-5 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.
Wednesday, Aug. 8 (2-6:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Aug. 9 (1-6:30 p.m.) WPPL Around the World Film Festival – Join us to view a selection of foreign films (subtitled). Popcorn provided! Please register.
Thursday, Aug. 9 (11 a.m.-noon) Crafty Adults – Create art of your own based on the work of a famous artist or holiday. For ages 18 and up with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 (2-8 p.m.) Westlake Music Festival – Join us at the library on Saturday and at the Westlake Recreation Center on Sunday for a weekend of music, entertainment and family fun. A variety of musicians and bands will be playing throughout both afternoons, kicking off with kids' music at 2 p.m. Food vendors, face painting and more will also be onsite! Brought to you by Westlake Porter Public Library and the City of Westlake.
Saturday, Aug. 11 (10-11:30 a.m.) Beginning Coding for Adults – Learn the basics of coding through self-paced online modules. An instructor will be on hand to help get you started and to facilitate lessons. Please register.
Saturdays, Aug. 11 and 18 (10-11:15 a.m.) Tai Chi for Health – Discover the healing effects of this movement therapy. Wear comfortable clothing. Held outdoors, weather permitting. Please register.
Saturday, Aug. 11 (10:30-11:15 a.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 one week before each session.
Saturday, Aug. 11 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Love those bricks? Bring your ideas and imagination! Lego and Duplo bricks provided. For ages 3-12.
Saturday, Aug. 11 (2-3 p.m.) Google Drive Basics – Learn how to use Google Drive to work with and store files. Create and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Prerequisites: Google account. Please register.
Sunday, Aug. 12 (2-3:30 p.m.) Boredom Busters! – Drop by the Storytime Room and join in the fun! We will have different activities available each month. All ages welcome.
Sunday, Aug. 12 (3-4 p.m.) Art Smarts – Explore works of a well-known artist and then use what you’ve seen to create an art piece of your own! This month’s artist is Salvador Dali. Grades 3-6. Please register.
Monday, Aug. 13 (1-1:30 p.m.) Yoga Time! – This is a perfect way to introduce yoga and practice simple poses that imitate animals and nature. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Ages 3 and up with a caregiver.
Mondays, Aug. 13 and 20 (4-5 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 3-8.
Monday, Aug. 13 (6-7:30 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. All ages. Please register.
Mondays, Aug. 13 and 20 (7-8:30 p.m.) SCORE Cleveland Nonprofit Series – Starting a nonprofit can be confusing and complex. This three-part series will give you a general understanding about starting a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Please register. Topics are:
- Aug. 13: The legal requirements and necessary paperwork for filing for nonprofit status, ways to streamline the process, how to recruit board members and more.
- Aug. 20: Funding – where to look for grant opportunities, how to determine eligibility requirements, determining whether or not your organization meets them, and how to write a grant application.
Monday, Aug. 13 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: Exploring Our Makerspace Technology – WPPL has a variety of makerspace technology that you can use (nearly) any time. Come see what we have, and what you can do with it! Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 14 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Tablet Tuesday User Group – This group will share tips and tricks with each other about using iPads and Android tablets. Kindle Fire users welcome! Bring your devices. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 14 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – We’ll discuss "The Garden of Small Beginnings" by Abbi Waxman.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 (1-6 p.m.) Foundation Center: In the Community – Foundation Center Midwest staff will provide office hours and Foundation Directory Online tutorials at the library. They’ll also assist you with questions on proposal writing, project budgeting, fundraising planning, capacity building and any other philanthropy and nonprofit management issues.
Thursday, Aug. 16 (2-3 p.m.) Customize Your Locker! – You’ll have the coolest locker in school when you customize it with these fun – and useful – crafts! Grades 5-7. Registration begins Aug. 9.
Thursday, Aug. 16 (7-8 p.m.) Let’s Talk About Beer Making with Sibling Revelry Brewery – A brewmaster from Sibling Revelry will satisfy your curiosity about the ins and outs of brewing. Please register.
Thursday, Aug. 16 (7-7:30 p.m.) Parachute Play! – Get ready to jump and move with music, stories and the parachute. Bring your energy, mom, dad, or other caregiver! Ages 4-6. Registration begins Aug. 9.
Friday, Aug. 17 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Puma Party! – It’s Suma the Puma’s first birthday! Help us celebrate with crafts and activities. While supplies last.
Saturday, Aug. 18 (2-4 p.m.) Carry Out Crafts – Stop by the Youth Services Department to see what our featured craft is. We have all the supplies you’ll need to create something fantastic!
Saturday, Aug. 18 (3-5 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otakus and newbies are welcome! Grades 7 to adult.
Sunday, Aug. 19 (2-3 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club – It’s 1954 and Maryellen Larkin, a fourth-grader, wants to stand out, but with five brothers and sisters, it’s not so easy. We’ll learn more about living in the 1950s while listening to the music of the time and completing a craft. Ages 6-11. Registration begins Aug. 12.
Tuesday, Aug. 21 (1-3 p.m.) It’s Who You Know: Networking Made Easy – Applying online all day is not the answer to finding the right position. You will probably get your job from someone you know who knows someone else. Learn tips to use your network the right way and slide into the right spot.
Wednesday, Aug. 22 (10-11:30 a.m.) Introduction to Streaming Music – This class will give an overview of both free library streaming services as well as services such as Pandora and Spotify. Learn what might work best for you, and how to use these services on your computer or mobile devices. If bringing your device, bring all account passwords. Please register.
Wednesdays, Aug. 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, Aug. 22 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – The August selection is "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See.
Wednesday, Aug. 22 (3:45-5 p.m.) Tween Scene (Back to School Edition) – Celebrate your first day back to school! Play video or board games, or just relax with your friends. Snacks will be provided. Grades 5-6.
Thursdays, Aug. 23 and 30 (4-5 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.
Friday, Aug. 24 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.
Friday, Aug. 24 (3:30-4:15 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Fabulous Fish – Join Mrs. K as we explore the wonders of our world. We’ll learn what makes fish so special, fins and scales included. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple take-home project. Ages 4-6. Registration begins Aug. 17.
Saturday, Aug. 25 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Family Fun Craft Day – It’s National Family Fun Month! Stop by and celebrate in the Youth Services Department with family friendly crafts.
Saturday, Aug. 25 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! – A fun morning of Pokemon-themed play, prizes and crafts! Ages 6-11.
Saturday, Aug. 25 (2-3:30 p.m.) Meet the Artists Reception – Please join the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council and greet the artists from the annual juried arts show.
Saturdays, Aug. 25 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Love those bricks? Bring your ideas and imagination! Lego and Duplo bricks provided. For ages 3-12.
Sunday, Aug. 26 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills or learn how to play the game. Recommended for ages 6+, but all ages are welcome. If you have a chess set, please bring it with you.
Monday, Aug. 27 (4-5 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 3-8.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 (9:30-10 a.m.) Stories and Signs – Enjoy an interactive storytime while learning a few words in sign language! Ages 0-3, siblings welcome.
Wednesday, Aug. 29 (10-11 a.m.) Discover eBooks with Overdrive – Yes, the library has free eBooks! Come learn how to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks using Overdrive and its free app, Libby. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 29 (7-7:30 p.m.) Bedtime Stories – Put on your pajamas and join Mrs. K. as we unwind at the end of the day with stories, songs, fingerplays and other activities. This month: A Firefly Night. Ages 4-6. Siblings welcome.
Thursday, Aug. 30 (7-8:30 p.m.) Connections from the Hereafter – Join us for an evening with local authors Jacqueline Davieau and Todd Schelat for a comforting presentation on life after death, and how our loved ones give us signals on a daily basis to reassure us that we are never alone. Jacqueline and Todd will conclude their presentation with a book signing. Copies of their book will be available for purchase. Please register.
Friday, Aug. 31 (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!
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.