Westlake Porter Public Library's early February calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early February calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates.
Wednesday, Feb. 3 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club: Online Edition – The Horror Film Club returns for another online viewing! New members are always welcome, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. The Club will meet online using the video sharing site Watch2Gether. To participate, please check the event on the library’s website as early as 6 p.m. on the day of the program. There will be a link to take you to the site. You do not need an account with Watch2Gether to participate.
Thursdays, Feb. 4 and 11 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club – We have some private servers set up for Tweens in grades 4-6 to hang out with their friends and enjoy some of the most popular games via Zoom. Please register.
Saturday, Feb. 6 (2-3 p.m.) National Hijab Day: Unveil the Veil – Join us on Zoom for an informative program presented by the Westside Cleveland Muslim Association (WCMA). Learn the significance and purpose of the hijab. Presentation will be followed by discussion and trivia. Geared toward adults and teens. Please register.
Sunday, Feb. 7 (2-2:30 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club Pick-Up and Program (Live) – Valentine’s Day Fun supply kits will be available beginning Jan. 31. You will need a kit to participate in the Feb. 7 Zoom program. Ages 6-10. Please register. Registering for the kit will also register you for the program. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Monday, Feb. 8 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Baby-Sitter’s Club Activity Bag Pick Up: Welcome Kit – Welcome to the Baby-Sitters Club! Pick up your Baby-Sitters Club activity bags at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 5-8. Please register.
Monday, Feb. 8 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Valentine’s Day Craft Pick Up – Get ready for Valentine’s Day with some fun crafts! Stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up your craft kit. Please register.
Monday, Feb. 8 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Crafty Adults Supply Pick Up – Make a craft project of your own with this simple pick-up kit. For adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. While supplies last. No previous crafting experience necessary. Some household items, such as glue, scissors or markers will not be included. All other craft items will be supplied. Kits will be available for pick-up through 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. Call 440-250-5471 if you need an alternate pick-up option.
Monday, Feb. 8 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Tween Craft Pick-Up – Come to the Drive-Up Window starting today for a tween craft kit. Grades 4-6. While supplies last. Please register.
Mondays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22 (11-11:30 a.m.) Be a Heart Health Hero (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a dose of heart health! Kits for this program are available beginning Feb. 8 but are not necessary for participation. This program is led by a librarian, not a physician or exercise professional. The target audience is families with special needs. Please register.
Monday, Feb. 8 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: Transferring Memories to Digital at Home (Live) – On Zoom, learn what you can check out from WPPL’s Non-Traditional Materials Collection to use to transfer your VHS tapes to DVD, cassettes to MP3, records to mp3, and more! Suitable for all ages. Please register. Participants must provide a valid email address to receive Zoom information.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, February 10 (6:30-7 p.m.) Family Storytime (Live) – Join us on Zoom for an interactive storytime featuring books, rhymes, songs and movement. For families with children up to 2-6, siblings welcome. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Communicating with Employers (Live) – Join us on Zoom as Cynthia Wilt explores the many methods for connecting with employers available to us these days. How are your skills for getting them to see you, know you, or contact you? What is appropriate and what is effective? Let’s talk about the Do’s and Don’ts to save you both time and energy getting through the Hiring Maze. Please register.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a discussion of "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper. Please register to receive a Zoom invitation. Participants without a computer, tablet or smartphone can join using a traditional phone.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Teddy Bear Picnic Craft Kit Pick-Up – Pick up a teddy bear craft kit beginning Feb. 10! Ages 3-6. Registration begins Feb. 3.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 (11-11:30 a.m.) Teddy Bear Picnic (Live) – Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal and join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a virtual picnic! There will be stories, rhymes and teddy bear craft ideas! Ages 3-6.
Wednesdays, Feb. 10 and 24 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group (Live) – A Zoom meet-up for writers in grades 7-12. This is a dedicated hour to just write. We’ll save the last 15 minutes for any writer in need of some group brainstorming. Registration begins one week before each program. Participants must provide an email address in order to receive Zoom instructions.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 (7-8:30 p.m.) The Beatles in Cleveland (Virtual) – Join author Dave Schwensen as he talks about the Beatles’ two historic Cleveland concerts. This program will feature music, video and trivia. Please register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.
Thursday, Feb. 11 (11-11:30 a.m.) Barnyard Storytime (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as Suma makes a barnyard visit!
Thursday, Feb. 11 (1-7 p.m.) and Friday, January 15 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Friday, Feb. 12 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Barnyard Stuffed Animal Pick-Up – Suma visited the barnyard and brought lots of new pals back to the library with her. Now they need a home! Stop by the Youth Services Department to adopt a stuffed animal friend! Registration begins Feb. 5.
Friday, Feb. 12 (4-4:30 p.m.) Cup of Science (Live) – Join Miss Holly on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a fun video on Static Electricity! Recommended for ages 4-6.
Saturday, Feb. 13 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) STEAM Maker Lab Supply Pick-Up – Join us to celebrate chemistry and art! Chemistry is a part of everything, including art. Kits available in the Youth Services Department from Feb. 13 through 5 p.m. on Feb. 20. Grades 3-5. Please note: Registration for the pick-up also registers you for the Feb. 20 STEAMMaker program on Zoom. Please provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Saturday, Feb. 13 (11-11:30 a.m.) Adapted Storytime (Live) – Join us for this Zoom storytime designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7 years. Registration begins Feb. 6. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Monday, Feb. 15 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) DIY Bird Feeder Supply Pick-Up – Make your own bird feeder with recycled materials to feed the birds all year long. Materials will be available for pick-up through 5 p.m. on Feb. 21. Grades K-4. Registration begins Feb. 8.
Monday, Feb. 15 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Teen Craft Pick Up – Come to the Drive-Up Window to pick up a craft kit from February 1-7. Grades 7-12. Registration begins one week before each pick-up.
Monday, Feb. 15 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors Interest Group: Zoom Edition (Live) – Join us for "Estate Planning: Why Most Estate Plans Fail and What To Do About It." In a world of mounting financial uncertainty, high divorce rates, aggressive lawsuits, and rising health care costs, proper estate planning has become essential. This seminar will discuss why most estate plans fail to protect your family and assets from unnecessary expenses and risks. You will learn about avoiding probate, protecting your family, and preserving the tax deferral benefits of retirement plans for your heirs. Presented by Joseph Motta, estate planning & elder law attorney.
Tuesday, Feb. 16 (4-5:15 p.m.) Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? – Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated – is it worth it? This class can help you decide. In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered. Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward. Please register.
Tuesdays, Feb. 16 (7-8 p.m.) Currently Reading (Live) – Bring a book to rave about or find your next favorite! An open discussion for teens in grades 7-12 who love to read. Registration begins one week before each session. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.