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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

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

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

April events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, April 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, April 16 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Earth Day Origami – Come celebrate Earth Day with us! This program, designed for adult beginners, will teach you how to make a beautiful origami bouquet out of recycled magazines! Please register.

Tuesday, April 16 (7-8:45 p.m.) King of the Moondoggers: Alan Freed and the Birth of Rock and Roll – Follow Alan Freed on his journey to Cleveland and beyond as Rock and Roll is being born. Dance at the Moondog Coronation Ball! This program will include audio clips from 9 early Rock and Roll favorites. Please register.

Wednesdays, April 17 and 24 (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, April 17 (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! Bring your own device. The class will include an open lab. Please register.

Wednesday, April 17 (6-8:45 p.m.) CPR – CPR and AED certification for adult, child and infant. Instruction by certified instructor/paramedic Ken Hehnen. Must be 13 years of age. Please register.

Wednesday, April 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."

Thursday, April 18 (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. The class focus is on HTML and CSS. Please register.

Thursdays, April 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.

Thursday, April 18 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Intellectual Property – This is an introduction to the general concepts of protecting various forms of intellectual property including: patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. A general description of the various forms of intellectual property, their purposes, how to legally protect them, and potential shortcomings and risks will be introduced. Please register.

Thursday, April 18 (6:30 p.m., Preschool session) and Friday, April 19 (9:30 a.m., Preschool session; 11:30 a.m., Toddler Session) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. The staff coaches families, demonstrates and suggests strategies, responds to questions and provides resources. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or by phone: 440-570-5908.   

Saturday, April 20 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Escape Artists Writers Group – This group meets monthly to provide guidance, encouragement, inspiration and feedback for those looking to improve their writing skills.

Saturday, April 20 (2-3:30 p.m.) Attracting Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Other Pollinators to Your Garden – Join horticulture expert Cynthia Druckenbrod as she shares tips and tricks on how to create a pollinator-friendly garden. Please register.

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

Westlake Garden Club is ready to grow

Westlake Porter Public Library welcomes the 2019 outdoor season with the Westlake Garden Club. Founded in 1963 by a group of women dedicated to promoting beauty in the garden and in the home, several men have also joined the ranks in recent years. Club meetings and events focus on horticultural education that promotes and fosters civic beauty and community conservation.

WPPL hosts regular Garden Club meetings every third Wednesday of the month from March through December. When the season is in full swing, meetings may be off-site through a variety of field trips and outings. Activities include civic projects in the city and surrounding communities along with guest speakers at regularly scheduled meetings.

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

Below the Rubble: A voice speaks out for Syrian refugees

While perusing my alma mater's University of Connecticut alumni magazine, I was not prepared for the enormous impact of an article written by a Syrian American author. A passionate, smart and gifted writer, Zeyn Joukhadar finds purpose by listening to the voices of Syrian refugees.

Moved by this noble cause, I decided to reach out to Zeyn to explore if he could make time in his busy schedule to visit Cleveland and talk about his debut novel, "The Map of Salt and Stars." To my great surprise, Zeyn enthusiastically accepted the invitation.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:12 AM, 03.19.2019

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

Thursday, March 28 (4 p.m.) Eye Spy Animals – Let’s look into the eyes of different animals and learn how and what they see.

TEEN

Wednesdays, March 20, 27 and April 3 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

Saturday, March 30 (2 p.m.) Raspberry Pi Basics – Learn to build and program electronic circuits using a Raspberry Pi microcomputer in this introductory class.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:11 AM, 03.19.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

As we get ready to cheer on the Cleveland Indians for another baseball season, the Bay Village branch library will welcome author Scott Longert on Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. to talk about the history of the Indians and his book, "Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the PreWar Years, 1937-1941." A book sale and signing will take place after 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

Tuesday, March 5 (6:30 p.m.) One School, One Book Family Night – Drop in for activities related to the Normandy Elementary School "One School, One Book" selection. Registration required.  

Saturday, March 9 (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 5, Posted 9:56 AM, 03.05.2019

Get ready for baseball season with WPPL's Baseball Extravaganza!

Get ready for another season of America’s favorite pastime by spending the afternoon at Westlake Porter Public Library’s Baseball Extravaganza on Saturday, March 16, from 1-4 p.m.

The Extravaganza will include appearances by local mascots, a baseball-themed storytime, popcorn and a presentation by Jonathan Knight! Knight is the author of 10 books on Cleveland sports with a reputation as “one of the most articulate and devoted sportswriters in Ohio,” according to the Akron Beacon Journal. This family-friendly program is for all ages, and no registration is required.

For more information, please call the library at 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:54 AM, 03.05.2019

See Monica Robins and The Whiskey Kings at Porter Library

Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings have been rocking Cleveland since 1998 and they’ll rock Westlake Porter Public Library on Sunday, March 10, from 2-3 p.m.

The band, which features the classic rock hits of the last four decades, has opened for legendary acts such as Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, South Side Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Temptations, Eddie Money and Hall and Oates. They feature Monica Robins on lead vocals, the tasty licks of lead guitarist Ken Cali, the smooth bass of Brian McDonald, the dulcet tones of Steve Revay playing the keys, the rhythm of Deke Kumler on drums and the sultry lead and backup vocals of Luther Smith.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:54 AM, 03.05.2019

March events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, March 20 and 27 (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, March 20 (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.

Wednesdays, March 20 and 27 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, March 21 and 28 (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 each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – John Noble presents "Using City Directories in Your Family Research."

Thursday, March 21 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Marketing Basics – Getting and keeping customers is the most important and difficult task facing any business. Wise allocation of resources is essential. Learn general marketing principles and terminology. Please register.

Thursday, March 21 (Preschool session, 6:30 p.m.) and Friday, March 22 (Preschool session, 9:30 a.m. and Toddler Session, 11:30 a.m.) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. The program is led by an early intervention specialist and speech-language pathologist. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or by phone: 440-570-5908.

Thursdays, March 21 and 28 (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, March 22 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:56 AM, 03.05.2019

Free digital entertainment with your WPPL card

Winter’s polar blast have you trapped inside? Did you know your Westlake Porter Public Library card gives you access to hours and hours of free digital media content through Hoopla, Kanopy, Acorn TV and Stingray Qello?

All these streaming services are available online or via apps for your mobile devices. Each requires a simple account setup attached to your WPPL card to access a variety of TV shows, movies, documentaries and digital books and music.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:03 AM, 02.19.2019

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, Feb. 20 (3:15 p.m.) Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Ages 2-5: Join us for a stuffed animal sleepover party for stories, crafts and activities when you pick up your favorite stuffed friend. One stuffed animal per child.

Thursday, Feb. 21 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Julie – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

Saturday, Feb. 23 (10 a.m.) Wonderful World of Bubbles – Prepare to be amazed at this spectacular show! You won’t believe your eyes as the Bubble Lady herself creates bubbles like you’ve never seen before!

Monday, March 4 (11 a.m.) Homeschool: Spray Bottle Art – Spray your boredom away! Make your own spray bottle silhouette art of your favorite cartoon or book character.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:01 AM, 02.19.2019

Learn how to improve your brain's health

Dr. Casen DeMaria of the Drugless Doctors will share what you can do to keep your brain healthy on Tuesday, March 12, from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library. At this dynamic and fun workshop attendees will learn what they can do naturally to help their brains function at peak, no matter their age. Registration is required.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 9:58 AM, 02.19.2019

February events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Feb. 19 (7-9 p.m.) Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Man Who Stood Up to Hitler – Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Protestant minister and German theologian who came of age between the two World Wars. His writings reflect the increasing alarm as he watched his fellow Germans believe the lies of the National Socialists, turning anger into madness. A lone voice that stood up to Hitler. What message do his words hold for us today? Please register.

Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and 27 (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, Feb. 20 and 27 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, February 21 and 28 (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 each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (7-8:30 p.m.) Recycling: Current and Future Technologies – Recycling is a lot more than sorting out bottles, paper and cans. Join Dr. Joel Keller as he teaches us all about the processes of recycling. What can be recycled? How do our communities currently handle recycling? Do those blue and green bins at the end of the driveway really work? And going forward, what are some recycling systems we can look to in the future? Please register.

Thursday, Feb. 21 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Financial Statement Basics – Learn what financial statements are, why they are important, and how they are used in the process of running a business. Good bookkeeping and financial management are critical to the health of a business. Please register.

Thursdays, Feb. 21 and 28 (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.

Thursday, Feb. 21 (6:30 p.m., Preschool session) and Friday, Feb. 22 (9:30 a.m., Preschool session; 11:30 a.m., Toddler Session) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or call 440-570-5908.

Friday, Feb. 22 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems and show off.

Friday, Feb. 22 (10-10:30 a.m.) Little Hands Art – Nurture your child’s creative side with this hands-on program featuring a story, craft and music. For children ages 3-5 and their caregiver. Please register.

Saturday, Feb. 23 (1-2:30 p.m.) Grants for Children with Special Needs – Would you like to apply for a grant to help fund your child’s therapies, camps or equipment needs but aren’t sure where to begin? Join Julie K. Robie of Community Fund Management Foundation (CFMF) as she takes participants step-by-step through the process of applying for CFMF Accessibility Grants and CFMF Education, Therapy, and Services Grants. Also, Amy Clawson of Ohio Family 2 Family will present how to create your child’s medical summary and how to write a vision statement to supplement your grant applications and other uses. Families are encouraged to bring a laptop or other device to begin their application. To register visit connectingforkids.org/register or call 440-570-5908.

Saturday, Feb. 23 (2-4 p.m.) Carry Out Crafts – Stop by the Youth Services Department to see our featured craft. We have all the supplies you’ll need to create something fantastic!

Saturday, Feb. 23 (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, Feb. 24 (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, Feb. 25 (12:30-1:30 p.m.) Senior Storytime: LoveNotes – Join us for short stories read by librarians that will warm your heart with love and happiness. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish! Please register.

Monday, Feb. 25 (2-3 p.m.) 19th Century Mourning Rituals – Lysa Stanton of the Westlake Historical Society will discuss 19th-century mourning rituals and how our ancestors understood the grieving process. Some of these rituals may sound familiar to us and many will strike us as a little out of the ordinary. Please register.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 9:55 AM, 02.05.2019

Friends of Porter Public Library present 'Nobody Does Sinatra Like Sonata'

The Friends of Porter Public Library will present Frank Sinatra tribute artist Michael Sonata at the library on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2-3 p.m. Sonata’s performance is part of the “Sunday Sounds” series, and will be cabaret-style with a free luncheon served.

Sonata is one of the most sought-after Sinatra tribute artists in the country. His vocal styling and presence is second only to the legend himself. From concert halls to corporate events, Sonata brings the sights, sounds and simple sophistication of “Old Blue Eyes” live to the stage.

Seating for the luncheon will begin at 1:30. Seating is limited, so please register by calling 440-871-2600 or visiting westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 9:54 AM, 02.05.2019

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, Feb. 18 (7 p.m.) STEAM On: Chain Reactions – Grades 3-4: Join us for a hands-on STEAM program. Build a chain and see what happens.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (3:15 p.m.) Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Ages 2-5: Join us for a stuffed animal sleepover party for stories, crafts and activities when you pick up your favorite stuffed friend. One stuffed animal per child.

Thursday, Feb. 21 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Julie – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

Thursday, Feb. 7(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, Feb. 16 (9:30 a.m.) SAT Practice Test – Grades 8-12: Take a timed SAT practice test administered by Sylvan Learning Center of Westlake. Teens should bring three No. 2 pencils and a non-phone graphing calculator. Receive your results on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and discuss the exam. Registration required.

ADULT

Friday, Feb. 8 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for this monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's title, "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones, is available at the library and BAYarts.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (7 p.m.) Six Deadly Scandals at Versailles: Louis & Marie Antoinette – Hear the scandals that put the final nails in the coffin of the French empire. Be the judge and jury in the infamous Diamond Necklace Affair. Guilty or not? 

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 3, Posted 9:55 AM, 02.05.2019

Discover steps for starting your own business at Porter Library

Are you interested in starting your own business but don’t know how to take your idea from concept to reality? Find out in a five-part series, "Simple Steps for Starting Your Business," at Westlake Porter Public Library. This comprehensive workshop series will help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path.

The two-hour hands-on workshops are scheduled on five consecutive Monday evenings starting on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m., and cover Start-up Basics, Business Concept, Marketing Plan, Financial Projections, and Funding Sources. Commit to all five workshops to bring your business idea to fruition.

To register, call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 9:53 AM, 02.05.2019

Library, city will partner on StoryWalk at Westlake Rec Center

Westlake Porter Public Library and the City of Westlake are partnering to provide a StoryWalk at the Westlake Recreation Center. A StoryWalk is an interactive way for young readers and their caregivers to enjoy reading and nature at the same time.

Laminated pages from a children’s picture book will be displayed on special posts along a trail on the Recreation Center grounds. As you stroll down the trail you will be directed toward the next page of the story. StoryWalks engage young readers and are a great way to practice active reading skills.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:06 AM, 01.22.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Gather your book club friends and come join us at the Bay Village branch library on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of the movie "Book Club." Enjoy watching this comedy film and come hear about recommended reads for book groups. Refreshments will also be provided.

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

Thursday, Jan. 24 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Molly – Grades 2-4: Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

ADULT

Friday, Feb. 8 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for this monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's title, "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones, is available at the library and BAYarts.

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 2, Posted 10:10 AM, 01.22.2019

Late January events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30 (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, Jan. 16 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Sherry Minn will present "Finding Your Ancestors in Cuyahoga County Records."

Wednesday, Jan. 16 (7-7:30 p.m.) Mix-It-Up! – Use your senses as we have fun playing and discovering! Ages 4-6. Please register.

Thursday, Jan. 17 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) Crafty Adults – Create art of your own based on the work of a famous artist or holiday. Specifically for ages 18 and up with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Bring your own lunch from 12-1 p.m. after the program!

Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24 and 31 (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.

Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24 and 31 (6:30-8 p.m.) and Wednesdays, January 23 and 30 (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. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 17 (Preschool session, 6:30 p.m.) and Friday, Jan. 18 (Preschool session, 9:30 a.m.; Toddler session, 11:30 a.m.) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. Register at connectingforkids.org/register, or by phone: 440-250-5563. 

Friday, Jan. 18 (4-5 p.m.) Got Science? – Join us as we delve into the world of science. This month’s topic: Winter Science! Grades 1 and 2. Please register.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:10 AM, 01.22.2019

Learn what to expect from the economy in 2019

Former U.S. Department of the Treasury senior economist Dr. Kevin Jacques will examine what to expect for the U.S. economy in 2019 during the Monday, Jan. 21, Investors’ Interest Group program at Westlake Porter Public Library.

His presentation will include a discussion of Federal Reserve interest rate policy, inflation, economic growth and the political economy, with an eye toward the implications for individual investor stock and bond portfolios.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:49 AM, 01.08.2019

Join Porter Library's adult winter reading program

Looking for a way to while away the long, cold month of January? Pick up a book and join Westlake Porter Public Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program! For every book read from Jan. 6 through Feb. 2 participants can complete an entry for a chance to win one of four weekly prizes.

Entries can be completed at the library’s Ask Us and Circulation Desks, or online at westlakelibrary.beanstack.org. Read as many or as few books as you like – you can enter for every book you complete!

The program is open to adults 18 and over, and no registration is required.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:49 AM, 01.08.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Dan Ruminski returns to the Bay Village branch library on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. to talk about Francis Drury, who turned his love of theater into a reality called the Cleveland Play House. He'll discuss how Drury achieved his wealth, why he and his wife, Julia, suddenly abandoned their home in Cleveland, and what role Cleveland society played in that decision. You'll learn about his building of one of the last and most fabulous mansions on Millionaires’ Row and his desire for more space resulting in the building of his Cedar Hill Farm, known today as Gilmour Academy. This program is presented in collaboration with the Bay Village Historical Society and sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch. 

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

Thursday, Jan. 10 (3 p.m.) Write On! – Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing. Registration required.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:53 AM, 01.08.2019

Early January events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, Jan. 9 and 16 (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. Arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesdays, Jan. 9 and 16 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Jan. 10 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. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 10 (10-11:30 a.m.) Intro to Smartphones – Learn the basics of using smartphones, such as screen brightness, wi-fi settings, adding apps and more. If bringing your device, please bring all account passwords. Please register.

Thursday, Jan. 10 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursday, Jan. 10 (2-3:30 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 to be read prior to the meeting. Please register.

Thursdays, Jan. 10 and 17 (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. Please register.

Friday, Jan. 11 (9:30 and 10:30 a.m.) and Saturday, Jan. 12 (9:30 and 10:30 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 hands-on program designed to teach families how to use music to improve their child’s motor, communication and social skills as well as behavior. Siblings (ages 0-6 years) may also attend but must register separately. Each session is 30 minutes. For more information and to register, visit connectingforkids.org/music or call 440-570-5908.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:51 AM, 01.08.2019

Friends of Porter Public Library's annual meeting to feature musician Bill March

The Friends of Porter Public Library’s annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20, will feature musician Bill March. The meeting and performance will take place at the library (27333 Center Ridge Road) from 2-3 p.m.

March is a veteran of the Cleveland music scene. He has played solo and with a countless number of bands including The Raspberries in a career spanning over three decades. He has played with many local favorite recording artists such as Jonah Koslen (Stage Pass Now, Breathless, Michael Stanley Band), Wally Bryson (Raspberries), and was also a founding member of Beau Coup. His performance will take attendees back to the singer/songwriter era.

No registration is required.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:48 AM, 01.08.2019

Aging in place ... on a budget!

Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio will give a presentation at Westlake Porter Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 11:00 a.m. Learn about accessibility basics in various areas of the home. This program is focused on solutions that help increase safety and efficiency. Also includes costs, resources and working with contractors. Please register in person, call the library at 440-871-2600, or visit westlakelibrary.org

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:48 AM, 01.08.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Branch Library

As we get ready to celebrate the arrival of 2019, the staff of the Bay Village branch library would like to thank you for your patronage this past year.

Our library will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Our digital collection is always open, so don't forget to browse our ebook, emagazine, movie and music titles.

CHILDREN

Our weekly storytimes will start back up on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Please see the schedule below for days and times.

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, Jan. 5 (2 p.m.) Family Movie – Join us 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.

Monday, Jan. 7 (11 a.m.) Homeschool: Pioneer Life – Grades 3-6: Explore pioneer times through activities and building a log cabin. Registration required.

Saturday, Jan. 10 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library. 

TEEN

Wednesdays, Dec. 19 and Jan. 9  (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 10, Issue 24, Posted 10:05 AM, 12.18.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Storytimes at the Bay Village branch library are on hiatus for the month of December. Please join us again in January for our weekly storytimes. Through Dec. 22, children can stop by to make a seasonal craft to take home.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 (7 p.m.) Mad Scientists: Snow – Grades K-2: Join us for a hands-on science program. Learn about polymers as we make our own snow. Registration required.

Friday, Dec. 7 (10 a.m.) Block Party – Ages 2-5: Come build with us! We will supply the building bricks and you bring the imagination.

Saturday, Dec. 8 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Join us for a hands-on science program. Learn about polymers as we make our own snow.

Monday, Dec. 10 (7 p.m.) STEAM On: Let it Glow – Grades 3-4: Join us for a hands-on STEAM program. Use paper circuits to light up a holiday card.

Thursday, Dec. 13 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Rebecca – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

Thursday, Dec. 6 (3 p.m.) Write On! – Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing. Registration required.

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Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:24 AM, 12.04.2018

Porter Library to present 'Thank You Notes: One a Day for A Year'

Without really knowing why, Glenn Blair decided to write a thank you note a day for a year ... to friends, celebrities and strangers. He soon discovered the reason he had to write the letters, along with a number of powerful positive lessons, and some surprising responses and reactions during this 365-day project.

Glenn will share his amazing story when Westlake Porter Public Library presents "Thank You Notes: One A Day for a Year," on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7-8 p.m. Registration is required. To do so please call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:20 AM, 12.04.2018

Experience virtual reality at Porter Library

Learn about and experience Virtual Reality at Westlake Porter Public Library on Monday, Dec. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. with "Maker Monday: Virtual Reality." Attendees will learn about and have the opportunity to defend a castle, explore space and even encounter a whale with their own smartphones via Google Cardboard and the high-tech HTC Vive!

For more information or to register, please call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:20 AM, 12.04.2018

December events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesday, Dec. 5 (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, Dec. 5 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Dec. 6 (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 each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 (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, Dec. 5 (6:30-7:45 p.m.) How to Manage Personal Collections Like a Pro – Do you want to learn more about how to care for your family’s heirlooms and other treasures? Get an introductory lesson from Jennifer Souers Chevraux, principal at Illumine Creative Solutions. Jennifer will walk participants through the basics of collections care at home. Please register.

Thursday, Dec. 6 (10-11:30 a.m.) Intro to Smartphones – Learn the basics of using smartphones, such as screen brightness, wi-fi settings, adding apps and more! If bringing your device, please bring all account passwords. Please register.

Thursday, Dec. 6 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursdays, Dec. 6 and 13 (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.

Thursday, Dec. 6 (7-8 p.m.) Finding Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate School – Foundation Center’s Sara Krane and Natalie Jemiola-Wilson will discuss foundation support and other sources of financial aid for students in higher education. Learn how to research private scholarships and hear about available funding opportunities for students. Please register.

Saturday, Dec. 8 (10-11:30 a.m.) What Is Cloud Computing – Discover how Google products, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, and other cloud-based services can make your life easier. Please register.

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Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:34 AM, 11.20.2018

Talk to focus on Cleveland's civil rights history

Westlake Porter Public Library will present a talk by author James Robenalt about Cleveland’s unique place in civil rights history on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is required.

Based on Robenalt’s book "Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland," the talk will cover the Glenville Riots, visits to the city by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X (including his iconic “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech), the election of Carl Stokes as the first black mayor of a major American city, Bobby Kennedy’s “Mindless Menace of Violence” speech delivered here, and how all of these played into national politics at the time and still affect society and politics today.

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Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:33 AM, 11.20.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

As we head into the holiday season, you'll definitely want to take a look at the Cuyahoga County Public Library's Great Books for Kids – a collection of books, apps, toys and gift ideas recommended by CCPL librarians. A list is available at ccplgreatbooksforkids.org.

The library will be closing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23.

CHILDREN

Storytimes will be on hiatus during the month of December.

  • 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, Dec. 3 (11 a.m.) Homeschool: Sticky Science – Grades 3-6: We will build free-standing Eiffel towers out of gum drops and spaghetti. Registration required.

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Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:36 AM, 11.20.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

  • 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

Thursday, Nov. 15 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Kit (Grades 2-6) – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 14 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

ADULT

Friday, Nov. 16 ( 10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for this monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's title, "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas, is available at the library and BAYarts one month before the discussion.

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 10, Issue 21, Posted 10:02 AM, 11.06.2018