Libraries

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, Nov. 9 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Ages 3-5: Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity. Space is limited. Registration required.

Monday, Nov. 11 (7 p.m.) STEAM On: Makey Makey – Join us for a hands-on STEAM program. Turn everyday objects, like bananas and clay, into controllers using Makey Makey invention kits. Registration required.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 (3-4 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! Parents/guardians must complete a Release and Hold Harmless form.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:31 AM, 11.05.2019

November events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Nov. 5 (7-8 p.m.) Big Spender: How to Beat the College Cost Game – It’s hard to know what’s “normal” to spend on your child’s higher education. College Tutors will help you discern what you should be looking for – and looking out for – when it comes to spending on college and offer tips on how to save. Please register.

Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 (9:30 & 10:15 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. 6 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society Help Session – Please join the genealogy group for an informal walk-in help session. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.

Wednesdays, Nov. 6 and 13 (3-4:30 p.m.) Tween Scene – Drop in after school to play board games and video games with your friends. Snacks will be provided. Grades 5-6.

Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 (4-5:30 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Dogs will stay for 10 minutes past the last registered reader or 1.5 hours, whichever comes first. Sign-ups begin Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Calling all horror film fans: Join us for another creepy classic from the vault ... if you dare! New members are always welcome, but children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 (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.

Thursday, Nov. 7 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursday, Nov. 7 (3-5 p.m.) Purrr-fect Reading Friends – Charlie the Cat is the purrr-fect reading friend! Drop in and share a story with Charlie, a reading therapy cat. Bring your own book to share or choose one of ours. Charlie’s environment adapts for those with allergies. Please call ahead if you have any questions. Sign-up at the Youth Services desk begins at 3 p.m.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:30 AM, 11.05.2019

Learn about owls in Ohio

The Westlake Garden Club completes its evening speaker series with "Owls in Ohio" presented by Jim Tomko, president of the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library. Come and learn about these fascinating creatures. Up to eight owl species reside in Northeast Ohio throughout the year and three of the most common include the Great Horned Owl, the Barred Owl and the Eastern Screech-Owl.

This presentation is free but space is limited. Please register by calling Porter Library at 440-871-2600 or by going online at westlakelibrary.org/events. For questions regarding Garden Club events or membership, please contact Kathy Bruening at 440-385-7566.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:25 AM, 11.05.2019

WPPL celebrates Veterans Day

Westlake Porter Public Library will celebrate veterans and Veterans Day with a special program on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. "WPPL Celebrates Veterans Day" will be a two-part program based on eyewitness accounts of wartime and military life.

The first part will feature Glenn Blair as he shares his recollections of growing up during the turbulent times of World War II. Following Blair’s presentation, three veterans will talk about their experiences in the U.S. military. All three participated in the Veterans History Project through the library. Clips from their interviews will be shown followed by remarks by the veterans about their time in the service.

For more information or to register, please call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.org/events.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:25 AM, 11.05.2019

Friends of Bay Village Library used book sale

The Friends of the Bay Village Library Fall Used Book Sale begins Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9:00 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:00 p.m. The sale is held in the meeting room of the library during regular library hours.

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Volume 11, Issue 20, Posted 9:25 AM, 10.15.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

During World War II, more than 6,000 prisoners of war resided at Camp Perry near Port Clinton and its branch camps at Columbus, Rossford, Cambridge, Celina, Bowling Green, Defiance, Marion, Parma and Wilmington. Dr. Jim Van Keuren will delve into the neglected history of Ohio's POW camps when he joins us at the Bay Village branch library on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. He will sell and sign his book, "World War II POW Camps in Ohio," following the presentation.

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, Nov 9 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Ages 3-5: Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity. Space is limited. Registration required.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6 (3-4 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! Parents/guardians must complete a Release and Hold Harmless form.

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Volume 11, Issue 20, Posted 9:27 AM, 10.15.2019

Late October events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 (9:30 & 10:15 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, Oct. 16 (3-4 p.m.) Ocean and River Cruising – Which type of cruise is right for you and your family? Karen Kulow helps you figure out which cruise will maximize your fun and time. Please register.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 (3-4:30 p.m.) Tween Scene – Drop in after school to play board games and video games with your friends. Snacks will be provided. Grades 5-6.

Wednesdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Oct. 17 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Dogs will stay for 10 minutes past the last registered reader or 1.5 hours, whichever comes first. Sign-ups begin Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Dorothy Titera from the Westlake Family History Center will present "Genealogical Roundtable: Honoring Our Military Ancestors."

Wednesday, Oct. 16 (7-8:30 p.m.) Garden Club Presents Medical Marijuana – Dr. Dvora Nelson of Lakewood Medical Clinic will discuss the benefits of medicinal marijuana for some common diseases that fall under Ohio’s qualifying conditions. Please register.

Thursdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31 (4-5 p.m., Grades 3-4) and Mondays, Oct. 21 and 28 (4-5 p.m., Grades 3-8) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Registration begins a week before each session. Please register for just one session per week.

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Volume 11, Issue 20, Posted 9:26 AM, 10.15.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Monday, Oct. 14 (7 p.m.) STEAM On: Candy Corn Catapult – Join us for a hands-on STEAM program. Build a catapult and see how far you can launch candy corn.

TEEN

Wednesdays (3-4 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! Parents/guardians must complete a Release and Hold Harmless form.

Thursday, Oct. 3 (3 p.m.) Write On – Grades 5-8: Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing.

ADULT

Friday, Oct. 4 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for a monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's book, "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens, is available at the library and BAYarts.

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Volume 11, Issue 19, Posted 9:16 AM, 10.01.2019

Early October events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16 (9:30 & 10:15 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, Oct. 2 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society Help Session – Please join the genealogy group for an informal walk-in help session. Please bring pedigree and/or family group sheets to aid the volunteers in helping you.

Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Oct. 3 and 17 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Dogs will stay for 10 minutes past the last registered reader or 1.5 hours, whichever comes first. Sign-ups begin Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 (6-8:45 p.m.) CPR – CPR and AED certification for adult, child and infant. Instruction by certified instructors/paramedics from UH St. John Medical Center. Must be 13 years of age. Participants under the age of 14 must have a parent/legal guardian with them in class. If any questions, contact the instructors at uh4cpr@gmail.com. Please register.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Calling all horror film fans: Join us for another creepy classic from the vault ... if you dare! New members are always welcome, but children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Thursday, Oct. 3 (10 a.m.-noon) Reverse Mortgages for Seniors – Reverse mortgages are valuable tools for seniors 62 and older. There is almost no limit for use of the funds which come tax free. Keep Medicare from attacking your home equity. A complimentary quote to see how much you may qualify for is available. Please register.

Thursday, Oct. 3 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursday, Oct. 3 (1:30-2:30 p.m.) Write to a Friend – Adults with special needs and their caregivers will decorate cards for friends or senior citizen pen pals. Several options for all abilities will be provided. No letter or card writing experience necessary. Come early and bring your own lunch, if you’d like.

Thursdays, Oct. 3 and 10 (4-5 p.m., Grades 3-4) and Monday, Oct. 7 (4-5 p.m., Grades 3-8) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Registration begins a week before each session. Please register for just one session per week.

Thursday, Oct. 3 (6-7 p.m.) Teen Trivia Night – Get your team assembled and join us the first Thursday of the month for Teen Trivia Night! There will be different themes each month. Please register.

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Volume 11, Issue 19, Posted 9:15 AM, 10.01.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, Sept. 28 (10 a.m.) Lego WeDo Big Bot Challenge – Grades 1-4:Team up with your grown-up for a hands-on building adventure using Lego WeDo Robotics Kits. Build and program your own Smart Spinner and other Amazing Mechanisms. Space is limited. Registration is required.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2 (3-4 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! Parents/guardians must complete a Release and Hold Harmless form.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 9:13 AM, 09.17.2019

Celebrate library card sign-up month at Porter Library

If you don’t have a Westlake Porter Public Library card, now is the time to get one. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and all who register for a library card through Sept. 30 will receive a special gift in addition to their card, and all the library materials, services and programs you can access with it.

Whether you’re a new cardholder or an existing one, your library card opens a world of infinite possibilities through resources and services that give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond. From STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, family storytimes, to maker programs and devices, and streaming and downloadable media, libraries transform lives through education.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 9:09 AM, 09.17.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

In the 1970s, Danny Greene and John Nardi tried to muscle in on the Cleveland mob’s operations. The result was a bloody mob war that left Cleveland with the moniker “Bomb City USA.” Local historian Dennis Sutcliffe will present the life of Danny Greene from his childhood in North Collinwood, to his time as head of the local longshoremen’s union, to his war with the local mafia when bombings were a regular occurrence in Cleveland. Join us at the Bay Village branch library for an evening of local mob lore on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:00 p.m.

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, Sept. 7 (11 a.m.) Let's Celebrate Grandparents – Bring your grandparents or grandparent figure to share stories, activities and crafts.

Saturday, Sept. 14 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:53 AM, 09.04.2019

September events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Sept. 17 (1:30-2:30 p.m.) Crafty Adults – Create your own art based on the work of a famous artist or holiday. Specifically for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. No previous art experience necessary.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Scrapbooking and Stamping – Learn how to make three 12 x 12 layouts to put your pictures in when you get home by combining stamping and scrapbooking. Please register.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 (7-8 p.m.) Myths of College Admissions – College tutors will dispel myths, spill secrets of college admissions and shed light on what admission officers are thinking when they come across your child’s college application. For teens and their parents. Registration begins Sept. 10.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 (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. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 (3-4 p.m.) Traveling Through Europe – Karen Kulow, who has many years of experience in the travel industry, will share tips to help you maximize your time, money and enjoyment while traveling through Europe. Please register.

Wednesdays (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Dogs will stay for 10 minutes past the last registered reader or 1.5 hours, whichever comes first. Sign-ups begin Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Dorothy Titera from the Westlake Family History Center will present "Researching Your Czech/Slovak Ancestors." Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 (7-8:30 p.m.) Beginning 3D Design – Use the free, web-based software TinkerCad to create simple 3D designs. Students will create user accounts in class. Valid email address required. Please register.

Thursdays, Sept. 19 and 26, and Mondays, Sept. 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! We’ll start with Khan Academy and Google’s CS First. Grades 3-4 on Thursdays and 3-8 on Mondays. Registration begins one week before each session. Please register for just one session per week.

Thursday, Sept. 19 (6-6:45 p.m.) Adapted Storytime – This 30-minute storytime followed by a time for socialization is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared to ages 3-7 but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately. Registration begins one week before each session.

Friday, Sept. 20 (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.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:53 AM, 09.04.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

The Bay Village branch library is continuing its Teen Zone program on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. starting on Sept. 4 for the 2019/20 school year. This weekly after school program for students in grades 5 and up focuses on themes in gaming, art, movies, technology and more. Parents must sign a release before their child can participate. Please stop by to see a librarian to register your child for Teen Zone.

CHILDREN

Weekly storytimes are on hiatus for the month of August. Please join us again starting Sept. 3.

Wednesday, Sept. 4 (7 p.m.) Mad Scientists: Strawbees Tower – Grades K-2: Join us for a hands-on science program. Construct the tallest tower using Strawbees that can hold a ping pong ball at the top for two minutes.

Saturday, Sept. 7 (11 a.m.) Let's Celebrate Grandparents – Bring your grandparents or grandparent figure to share stories, activities and crafts.

TEEN

Wednesday, Sept. 4 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone 

ADULT

Wednesday, Aug. 21 (7 p.m.) Through the Eyes of the Artist: Mary Cassatt – Mary Cassatt influenced Impressionism not only as an artist, she also had an important role in sponsoring and financially promoting Impressionist art. She was single-handedly responsible for introducing the paintings of the French Impressionists to the United States. Join us to learn about her life and art as presented by Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.

Saturday, Aug. 24 (2 p.m.) Canvas Button Art – Join us to learn how to make a piece of art from beads, buttons and a silhouette image. All supplies will be provided. This program is intended for adults ages 18 and over.

Tuesday, Sept. 3 (7 p.m.) '90s Maker Nights - Let’s hit rewind to a wicked cool time. Join us for totally '90s maker nights featuring your favorite old school crafts and snacks. This month's craft is Perler Bead Jewelry.

Please register to attend the featured programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392, or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

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Volume 11, Issue 16, Posted 9:22 AM, 08.20.2019

Porter Library seeks new trustee

Westlake Porter Public Library is currently accepting applications for a position on the board of trustees that starts on Jan. 1, 2020. The position will become available when Lindsay English’s term expires on Dec. 31.

The board is composed of seven members and has primary responsibility for approving library policies, setting the budget, hiring a director and fiscal officer and advocating for the library. Terms are seven years with a maximum of two terms. Library board meetings are held monthly, usually on the third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the library.

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Volume 11, Issue 16, Posted 9:20 AM, 08.20.2019

Westlake Porter Public Library will go fine free starting in September

Starting Sept. 3, as part of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Westlake Porter Public Library borrowers will no longer have to pay fines. The library is eliminating new fines on overdue material as of that date. Fines accrued before Sept. 3 will remain, but those with fines on their accounts at that time may want to check with library staff about their options. Fines will also remain on SearchOhio and OhioLink material, which the library does not control.

WPPL joins a growing number of Ohio libraries which have recently gone fine free, including the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Cleveland Public Library, Lorain Public Library System and several others.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:13 AM, 08.06.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILD

Weekly storytimes are on hiatus for the month of August. Please join us again in September.

ADULT

Friday, Aug. 9 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for a monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's book, "Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan, is available at the library and BAYarts.

Tuesday, Aug 13 (6 p.m.) Library For All: Adapted Storytime – Join us for fun, adapted programs featuring stories, art, music and more, specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Adults (18+) of all abilities are welcome. Registration required; caregivers need not include themselves when registering.

Wednesday, Aug. 14 (7 p.m.) Hometown Rockers from the Sixties and Early Seventies – If you remember The Raspberries, Glass Harp and the James Gang, this program is for you! If you listened and danced at venues like The Agora, The Plato and various Hullabaloo clubs come share your memories with Dennis Sutcliffe of "Lost Cleveland Memories" as he presents audio clips from local bands.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:17 AM, 08.06.2019

August events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Aug. 20 (7-8:30 p.m.) Mansions of Euclid Avenue – Join Michael Goldstein as he discusses the history and the mansions of Euclid Avenue, also known as Millionaires’ Row. The wealthiest owners and managers of the city’s largest companies and banks lived along this stretch of road. Cleveland’s booming industry spelled the end of this wealthy enclave as it encroached upon the mansions and their owners left for the suburbs. Please register.

Tuesday, Aug. 20 (7-7:30 p.m.) Bedtime Stories: Counting Sheep – Put on your pajamas and unwind at the end of the day. We will count sheep and relax with quiet stories, songs and other activities to help get ready for bedtime. Ages 4-6. Siblings welcome.

Wednesdays, Aug. 21 and 28 (9:30 & 10:15 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. 21 (2-3:30 p.m.) eBooks, Streaming Music, Digital Movies, and More! – Learn how to access free eBooks and eAudiobooks, digital music, streaming movies, and more! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own devices. A brief presentation will be followed by an open lab. Please register.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 (3-4 p.m.) Walt Disney World Travel Tips – Essential tips to get the most out of your Walt Disney World vacation. Join Karen Kulow as she brings her years of experience in the travel industry to help you understand what you need to do to have a fun, exciting, and safe trip to Walt Disney World, including the unexpected costs and fees that crop up with any trip planning. Please register.

Wednesday, Aug. 21 (7-8 p.m.) Tech Lab: Home Automation and Smart Devices – Discover the latest in home/office automation and smart devices in a blended lecture and hands-on demo. Learn about how you can apply new technology to make your surroundings safer and life easier. Please register.

Thursdays, Aug. 22 and 29 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Grades 3-4: Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! We’ll start with Khan Academy and Google’s CS First. Registration begins one week before each session.

Friday, Aug. 23 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.

Friday, Aug. 23 (4-5 p.m.) Got Science? – Learn all about earthquakes. Can you build a structure that can stay standing during an earthquake? Grades 1 and 2. Please register.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:14 AM, 08.06.2019

Library Storywalk celebration will take place on July 24 at Westlake Recreation Center

The Westlake Porter Public Library Storywalk at the Westlake Recreation Center will be opened with a special celebration on Wednesday, July 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. Special VIP readers will be stationed along the path to read parts of the story to walkers, and refreshments will be served. The community is welcome to attend and enjoy this new attraction.

“The Storywalk promotes early literacy, exercise and community engagement,” said Library Director Andrew Mangels. “We believe this will be an extremely popular attraction for our citizens.”

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Volume 11, Issue 14, Posted 1:32 PM, 07.16.2019

Friends of the Bay Village Library to hold used book sale

The Friends of the Bay Village Library Summer Used Book Sale begins Saturday, July 27, at 9:00 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, July 30, at 7:00 p.m. The sale is held in the meeting room of the library during regular library hours.

There is a large selection of books for readers of all ages as well as magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and more. All materials have been categorized for easy shopping. Tuesday, the last day of the sale, is bag day when a full bag of books costs $1. Bags are provided by the library. Proceeds from the sale are used to support upcoming library programs and activities.

For more information on the book sale, volunteering to help with the sale, or becoming a member of the Friends of the Bay Village Library, visit the library at 502 Cahoon Road or call 440-871-6392.

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Volume 11, Issue 14, Posted 10:10 AM, 07.16.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILD

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Tuesdays (2 p.m.) Poolside Storytime – Cooling off at the Bay Village pool? Splash over for stories with the Bay Village Library children’s staff during the 2 p.m. rest period. 

Monday, July 22 (2 p.m.) Monday Movie – Visit the library for special screenings of popular movies. Bring a blanket and pillow or sleeping bag.

Friday, Aug. 2 (10 a.m.) I'm Ready for School – Ages 5 and 6: Have fun practicing kindergarten skills as we use scissors, identify shapes, work with glue and count. Registration required.

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Volume 11, Issue 14, Posted 10:11 AM, 07.16.2019

Experience science, technology, engineering, arts and math at Porter Library July 21-27

Kids of all ages are invited to Westlake Porter Public Library to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) concepts in a fun, hands-on way from July 21-27. Have fun learning about the concepts that power our world with these amazing programs!

Sunday, July 21 (3-4 p.m.) Art Smarts: Georgia O’Keefe – Explore works of a well-known artist and then use what you’ve seen to create an art piece of your own! Grades 3-6. Please register.

Monday, July 22 (2-3 p.m.) Coding for Kids – Learn computer programming by designing video games that can be shared and played with friends! Grades 3-6. Please register.

Monday, July 22 (3-4 p.m.) Robotics for Kids – Pair up to create, program, and animate robots using LEGO bricks then experiment with other kids in friendly competitions. Grades 3-6. Please register.

Monday, July 22 (7-8 p.m.) 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing – Join guest speakers from NASA Glenn Research Center as they commemorate the first manned lunar landing and NASA's Human Exploration of the Moon: Past, Present, and Future. Please register.

Monday, July 22 (7-8 p.m.) Breakout EDU: Frazioni’s Pizza Parlor – Frazioni has locked all but one of his top secret recipes inside the large box. He can’t remember how to decipher the clues to unlock the box and now he only has 45 minutes until he has to start baking! He needs YOUR help to find the top secret recipes! Grades 3-5. Please register.

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Volume 11, Issue 14, Posted 10:08 AM, 07.16.2019

Porter Library debuts 'non-traditional item' collection

Are you interested in trying out an instrument or karaoke machine or borrowing one for a special event? Would you like to digitize your memories in the comfort of your own home? Want to teach your kids musical rhythm? Starting in mid-July Westlake Porter Public Library will be able to help with their Non-Traditional Item collection.

Included in the collection are musical instruments such as ukuleles, banjos, a drum machine and a portable keyboard, equipment for converting slides, audio cassettes and 8mm/Super 8mm film to digital formats, a karaoke machine, Music Kits for kids, VCR and DVD recorders, and much more.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 10:02 AM, 07.02.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. In celebration of this anniversary, The Great lakes Science Center will join us at the Bay Village branch library to present, "Legacy of the Apollo: The Greatest Leap" on Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m. Find out more about the early days of spaceflight, the tragedies, and the triumphs.

Our annual ice cream social is a great way to enjoy all the library has to offer while enjoying free Mitchell's ice cream. Join us on Monday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m. browse the library's collection, sign up for our summer reading program, talk to neighbors, enjoy balloon art, and cool down with a sweet treat.

CHILD

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Tuesdays (2 p.m.) Poolside Storytime – Cooling off at the Bay Village pool? Splash over for stories with the Bay Village Library children’s staff during the 2 p.m. rest period. 

ADULT

Tuesday, July 9 (6 p.m.) Library for All: Adapted Adult Programs – Join us for fun, adapted programs featuring stories, art, music and more, specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Adults (18+) of all abilities are welcome. Registration required; caregivers need not include themselves when registering.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 9:57 AM, 07.02.2019

July events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, July 16 (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, July 16 (6:30-8 p.m.) Connecting for Kids’ Coffee and Chat – Join our interactive support group and meet other families facing similar struggles. Free, supervised children’s activities are available, but adults and children must register separately. This month’s topic: "Coping with Fear of the Future."

Wednesdays, July 17, 24 and 31 (9:30 & 10:15 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, July 17, 24 and 31 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, July 18 and 25  (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Jane Gramlich, Special Collections Librarian at the Akron-Summit County Public Library will present "Resources and Services in the Special Collections Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library." Rescheduled from April.

Wednesday, July 17 (7-8 p.m.) Dorm Room Hacks: Cooking for Teens – Learn cooking hacks for the dorm room or at home, in this hands-on cooking class. We will make snacks and desserts to satisfy your hunger. Grades 10-12. Registration begins July 10.

Thursday, July 18 (10-11:30 a.m.) Touching Up Digital Photos – Learn beginner-intermediate level techniques for altering and repairing digital photos, including cropping, adjusting color levels, and removing blemishes. Practice files will be provided, but participants can bring a flash drive with their own photos. Please register.

Thursdays, July 18 and 25 (2-3:30 p.m.) Teen Crafts – Bring out your creativity every Thursday throughout the summer! Drop-in for a new craft each week. While supplies last.

Thursdays, July 18 and 25 (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.

Fridays, July 19 and 26 (2-4 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library – Enjoy a feature-length newly released DVD or favorite family classic! Contact the Youth Services Department for specific titles.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 9:56 AM, 07.02.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

It's summer and many of you may be frequenting the Bay Village pool to cool off and enjoy some summer fun. On Tuesdays, join us there for our poolside storytime. Librarians from the Bay Village branch children's department will host a storytime during the 2 p.m. rest break. We hope to see you there.

Don't forget to stop by the branch library to stock up on reading materials for summer and mark your minutes read to win prizes and entries for grand prizes in our Grand Slam Summer Reading Game!

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, June 22 (10 a.m.) Drive In at Bay – Join us for a Bay Library “Drive In” movie! Work with your child to transform a plain box into a personalized car. Once the cars are ready and parked, we will enjoy selections from the Disney movie "Mater's Tall Tales."

Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28 (10:30 -11 a.m.) Chalk the Walk – Bring your imagination and creativity to the library and decorate our sidewalks with colored chalk after storytime all week. Budding artists of all ages are welcome!

Monday, June 24 (2 p.m.) Monday Movie – Cool off this summer by visiting the library for special screenings of popular movies. Bring a blanket and pillow or sleeping bag. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program.  

ADULT

Saturday, July 6 (2 p.m.) Legacy of the Apollo: The Greatest Leap – Great Lakes Science Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Journey through the early days of spaceflight, tragedies, triumphs, and future plans for spaceflight.

Please register to attend the featured programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392, or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:48 AM, 06.18.2019

2 June fundraisers support Porter Library

Avid readers and library supporters have two ways this month to enjoy books and movies and support the library: a month-long sale at the Book Nook Used Book Sale room and a fundraiser with Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market.

From now through June 29 everything at the Friends of Porter Public Library’s Book Nook is half-price. This includes books, DVDs, music CDs and more. The Book Nook’s hours are Mondays from 3-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:43 AM, 06.18.2019

June events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, June 19 and 26 (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, June 19 and 26 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, June 20 and 27 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Tom Neel, director of the Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Bellville, Ohio, will present "Until Death Do Us Part: An Examination of Marriage and Divorce Records of the 1800s."

Wednesday, June 19 (7-8 p.m.) Teen Taste Test: Ice Cream Edition! – Sample a variety of delicious ice creams in this blind taste test! We’ll determine fan favorites, and rate each on look, taste and texture. May not be suitable for individuals with allergies. Grades 7-12. Registration begins June 12.

Thursday, June 20 (10-11 a.m.) Staying Safe Online – Learn some simple best-practices to avoid scam emails, use strong passwords, and keep your computer safe. Please register.

Thursday, June 20 (Noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Integrating Email Marketing with Social Media – Maximize the impact of your email marketing campaign. Email marketing is one aspect of social media marketing that is often overlooked. In this workshop we explore effective ways to use email marketing with your social media marketing strategy. Your email can serve as a launch point for content you want to share across platforms. Please register.

Thursdays, June 20 and 27 (2-3:30 p.m.) Teen Crafts – Bring out your creativity every Thursday throughout the summer! Drop-in for a new craft each week. While supplies last.

Thursday, June 20 (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, June 21 (9:30-10 a.m.) My First Summer – Celebrate your baby’s first summer with a fingerprint flowerpot craft. For babies age 0-18 months with a caregiver. Please register.

Fridays, June 21 and 28 (2-4 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library – Enjoy a feature-length newly released DVD or favorite family classic! Contact the Youth Services Department for specific titles.

Friday, June 21 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: The Sun and the Seasons – Hopefully the sun will be shining as learn about our closest star and what makes the seasons change. Ages 4-6. Please register.

Saturday, June 22 (10:30 -11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! – A fun morning of Pokemon themed play, prizes and crafts! Ages 6-11.

Saturday, June 22 (2-2:45 p.m.) Porter Playtime Marching Band – Join our Porter Playtime Marching Band! No experience necessary. All instruments provided. Ages 4-6. Please register.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 AM, 06.04.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

The popular musical "Come From Away" arrives in Cleveland next month. In anticipation of this award-winning show, join us at the Bay Village branch library on Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. as a scholar from the Center for Popular Music Studies at CWRU provides insight and background on the production.

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, June 8 (10 a.m.) Water Building Challenge – Grades K-5: Make a working water slide and a boat that floats in this library water challenge.

Saturday, June 22 (10 a.m.) Drive In at Bay – Join us for a Bay Library “Drive In” Movie! Work with your child to transform a plain box into a personalized car. Once the cars are ready and parked, we will enjoy selections from the Disney movie "Mater's Tall Tales."

ADULT

Wednesday, June 5 (7 p.m.) Evoking Native Landscapes – David Slawson will discuss the process of evoking native landscapes using Japanese garden principles. His design process is applicable to any given garden site and locally available rocks and plants.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 AM, 06.04.2019

Take the Summer Library Challenge!

Westlake Porter Public Library’s annual Summer Library Challenge began June 1 and it’s going digital! This year, readers of all ages (birth-adults) can read and complete other activities on Beanstack, an online summer reading log and activity site.

Participants can have fun earning badges and raffle tickets for prizes, including the grand prize. Complete extra activities exclusively on Beanstack to earn extra raffle tickets! To register, visit westlakelibrary.beanstack.org/reader365. Set up your account and select the challenge that is right for you or your child. Parents can add all of their young readers to their account. Challenges are divided up by age group (Babies, Toddlers & Preschool, Elementary, Tweens & Teens and Adult), with different prizes and activities available for each group. For more details, visit westlakelibrary.org/summer.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:26 AM, 06.04.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Registration is now open for Cuyahoga County Public Library's Grand Slam Summer Reading Game. Register online or in the library and get ready to log your reading during the summer months to earn prizes and raffle entries.

Many of you may be utilizing the Bay Village pool to cool off and enjoy some summer fun. Starting on June 11 join us for weekly poolside storytime. Librarians from the Bay Village branch children's department will host a storytime on Tuesdays during the 2 p.m. rest break. We hope to see you there!

CHILDREN

Storytimes start back up on June 3!

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, June 8 (10 a.m.) Water Building Challenge – Grades K-5: Make a working water slide and a boat that floats in this library water challenge.

ADULT

Monday, June 3 (7 p.m.) A Real Read: Nonfiction Book Discussion – Join us to discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:30 AM, 05.21.2019

May events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesday, May 22 (10-11:30 a.m.) Researching Your Roots – This class is an introduction to Ancestry.com as well as other online resources that can be used to research your family. Bring the names and dates of relatives that you do know. This class allows time for individual research during class. Please register.

Wednesdays, May 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, May 22 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – "The President is Missing" by James Patterson.

Wednesday, May 22 (3:45-5 p.m.) Tween Scene – Drop in after school to play board games and video games with your friends. Snacks will be provided. For students in grades 5-6.

Wednesday, May 22 (7-8:30 p.m.) The Music of Birdsong: Sorting Out the Singers in the Chorus – Bird song is music, and the techniques used in ear training and music appreciation classes can provide valuable tools for identification of birds and their repertoire. We’ll also notice that not all birds sing from the same stages and they also sing in different ensembles. Then the real fun begins: learning the meanings of those songs and observing interactions in the avian musical drama, and sharing the musical stories with others. Please register.

Thursday, May 23 (10-11:30 a.m.) Beginning Coding for Adults – What is coding? 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. The class focus is on HTML and CSS. Please register.

Thursday, May 23 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Business Law – This seminar will cover the legal topics that most entrepreneurs and business owners will come across in the start-up and running of his/her business. This seminar will cover business start-up issues, doing business with a partner, lease review, general contract matters and general intellectual property issues. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions that pertain to his/her business. Please register.

Thursdays, May 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, May 24 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.

Friday, May 24 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Fabulous Frogs – Join Mrs. K as we explore the life cycle of frogs and discover why they are fabulous amphibians. Ages 4-6. Please register.

Saturday, May 25 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Superhero Fun Day! – Bam! It’s a bird ... it’s a plane ... it’s Superhero Fun Day! Join us for crafts and super fun activities.

Saturday, May 25 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Bring your ideas and imagination! Lego and Duplo bricks provided. For ages 3-12.

Saturday, May 25 (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, May 26 and Monday, May 27 – Library closed in observance of Memorial Day

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 2:13 PM, 05.06.2019

Porter Library parking lot to close May 26, 27

Westlake Porter Public Library’s parking lot will be closed for resealing and striping from 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. There will be no access to the drive-up book drops while the parking lot is closed.

The library will be closed on May 26 and 27 in observance of Memorial Day, making it an ideal time for performing the annual maintenance. The re-sealing and re-striping will be done weather-permitting.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:29 AM, 05.21.2019

Check out the Bay Village Branch

The Bay Village Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library offers many services and programs. If you haven’t visited recently, here are just a few reasons to stop by.

Did you know that we are a Passport Acceptance Facility? We process passports and take passport photos every day up until an hour before we close.

All Ohio residents can sign up for a library card which allows you to browse and borrow books, magazines, movies, music and more. We also offer Senior, Educator and Institution cards that allow those cardholders to check out materials without worrying about late fees.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:16 PM, 05.06.2019

Myers receives Porter Library volunteer award

Westlake resident Deb Myers received the 2019 Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award from Westlake Porter Public Library at a volunteer recognition event on March 31.

A Reception Desk volunteer since 2002, Myers is one of the first “faces of the library” that visitors see when entering the building. Because of her longevity as a volunteer, Myers is known for her knowledge about the library and her resulting ability to assist patrons. She also volunteers for the Friends of Porter Public Library’s annual Big Book Sale as well as at the Ice Cream Social. She has given close to 2,500 hours of service to the library.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:53 AM, 04.16.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, April 24 (2 p.m.) Bloxels – Get your STEAM juices flowing as you personalize Bloxels' Ugly Sweater Kitty into your very own video game character! Test your creation using the Bloxels app. No prior game building or coding required! 

Thursday, April 25 (2 p.m.) Spring Break Movie – For all ages with a caregiver. Visit the library for a special screening of a popular movie. Bring a blanket and pillow or sleeping bag. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program.

Saturday, May 4 (2 p.m.) Star Wars Day – May the Fourth Be With You! Drop in to celebrate Star Wars Day with Jedi Training activities! Don’t forget to wear your Star Wars gear!

Saturday, May 11 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity.

TEEN

Wednesday, April 17  (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more!

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:53 AM, 04.16.2019

Friends of Bay Village Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Bay Village Library Spring Used Book Sale begins Saturday morning, April 27, at 9:00 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. The sale is held in the meeting room of the library during regular library hours.

There is a large selection of books for readers of all ages as well as magazines, DVDs, CDs, audio books and more. All materials have been categorized for easy shopping. Tuesday, the last day of the sale, is bag day when a full bag of books costs $1. Bags are provided by the library. Proceeds from the sale are used to support upcoming library programs and activities.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:50 AM, 04.16.2019

Superheroes at Porter Library

What is that flying above Westlake Porter Public Library’s lobby – is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s SUPERMAN!

And there’s Spider-Man shooting his webbing, while nearby is Batman. Watching everything is The Hulk, standing tall at over 7-feet, all celebrating Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 4. (Free comic books that day too.)

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:48 AM, 04.16.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, April 13 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM - Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity.

TEEN

Wednesdays, April 3, 10 and 17 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more!

Thursday, April 4 (3 p.m.) Write On! – Grades 5-8: Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing.

Saturday, April 6 (10 a.m.) AP 1 Physics with Kaplan – Come learn from the person who literally wrote the book on how to study for this exam! Learn about the exam, receive study advice from the experts, and participate in a Q&A with the authors. Participants will receive free books from Kaplan. Bring your own device or use a library provided computer.

ADULT

Friday, April 5 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for a monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's book, "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys, is available at the library and BAYarts.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:52 AM, 04.02.2019