Westlake Porter Public Library's early November calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early November calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates.
Wednesday, Nov. 3 (1-1:30 p.m.) Improve Your Posture (Live) – Do you have rounded shoulders? Do you work at a computer? Do you sit for long periods of time? Learn how to improve your posture with Dr. Casen DeMaria. Please register. A valid email address is required to receive an email with Zoom instructions.
Wednesday, Nov. 3 (6:30-8 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us for another creepy classic from the vault! New members are welcome, but children under 13 must be with an adult. We will be streaming October’s film on Watch2Gether. The November film will be hybrid – you can choose to watch in person or stream it. Links will be posted for those streaming the day of each program. Please register.
Thursday, Nov. 4 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Thursday, Nov. 4 (4-5 p.m.) Introduction to Proposal Writing (Virtual) – Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, this class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Please register. Zoom instructions will be emailed.
Thursday, Nov. 4 (7-8 p.m.) Thursday Night Book Discussion – This month’s title is "The Girl in the Mirror" by Rose Carlyle. The group will meet odd months. Since we meet only every other month, participants will need to obtain their own copies of the title. Please register for meeting details.
Friday, Nov. 5 (10:30-11 a.m.) Adult Storytime – Adults with special needs are invited to laugh, sing, and listen to stories, along with a paper craft or a coloring page. Please register.
Saturday, Nov. 6 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) ACT Practice Test – Sylvan Learning will be here to administer an ACT Practice Test. Students will also have the option to take the written portion of the test from 1-2 p.m. Sylvan Learning will return on Nov. 13 (10 a.m.-11a.m.) for anyone who would like to go over their practice test. Please register.
Saturday, Nov. 6 (1-2 p.m.) Pokemon Fun – Join Miss Rachel in person for Pokemon fun! This will be a time to view and trade cards, do a craft (if desired) and play a Pokemon Bingo game. Feel free to bring your cards! Ages 6-11. Please register.
Monday, Nov. 8 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? Come to WPPL’s Teen Lounge for video games, board games, crafts, snacks and more! Grades 7-12.
Monday, Nov. 8 (7-8:30 p.m.) The Fabulous History of Drag – While drag has been popularized these days from shows like "RuPaul’s Drag Race" and The Boulet Brothers’ "Dragula," much of the history and culture of drag is still not known to mainstream audiences. Come learn about the origins of drag, from Vaudeville to the '80s Harlem ballroom scene with local drag performer Dusty Bucket. Please register.
Monday, Nov. 8 (7-8:30 p.m.) Holiday Wine Pairing with Wanda (Virtual) – Wanda Haynes, a Certified Sommelier and wine educator, will discuss pairing wines with common holiday meals. Haynes currently hosts “Wine with Wanda” on Wadsworth Community Television (WCTV). Registration is required. Zoom instructions will be emailed.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Roadmap Your Future (Virtual) – What is your career direction or plan? Have you mapped out the most direct route to reach your goal? What obstacles or barriers might get in your way? There are resources and training available that can help you to meet your future job needs. Join Cynthia Wilt to discuss your path to success. Please register. Zoom instructions will be sent by email.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 (2-3:30 p.m.) Tuesday Book Discussion – Join the WPPL Tuesday Book Club IN PERSON for a discussion of "I Kill Giants" by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura. Please register.
Tuesday Nov. 9 (4-4:45 p.m.) The Science of 'Magic Tree House: Vacation Under the Volcano' – There is science inside the "Magic Tree House" books. In "Vacation Under the Volcano" we’ll explore how and why a volcano erupts. Grades 1-2. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation, and a simple take home project. Please register.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 (6-8:30 p.m.) CPR – Get certified for adult, child, and infant CPR and AED. Email account required for certification. Participants under the age of 14 must have a parent or legal guardian with them in class. Instruction provided by certified instructors/ paramedics from UH St. John Medical Center. If any questions, contact the instructors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Live) – Join the Tuesday Evening Book Club on Zoom for a discussion of "I Kill Giants" by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura. Please register. You will receive a Zoom invitation and instructions by email.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 (10-10:30 a.m.) So Many Ways to Read Storytime – Have fun learning stories, rhymes, and movements in many languages and formats. Ages 3-7. Registration begins Nov. 3.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 (7-8:30 p.m.) Rock 'n' Roll History: The Cleveland Connection – Join us as we explore the Cleveland influence in the development of rock 'n' roll from the 1950s to the present day. Important events in local rock 'n' roll history will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to local musical performance venues, both past and present, Northeast Ohio musical groups and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Please register.
Thursday, Nov. 11 (10- 11:30 a.m.) Excel 2: Formulas and Functions – Practice using functions: SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, IF, COUNT, COUNTA and COUNTIF. Recommended for those comfortable with Excel. Class is in person. Capacity is limited. Registration begins Nov. 5.
Thursday, Nov. 11 (12:30-2:30 p.m. OR 3-5 p.m.) Jewelry Junction: Bracelet Using Lava Rock & Essential Oils – Learn how to make an essential oils bracelet using lava rock and your choice of pearls and/or glass beads. Enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. Registration begins Nov. 4.
Thursday, Nov. 11 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Roblox Arcade (Live) – We have some private servers set up for Tweens in grades 4-6 to hang out with their friends and enjoy some of the most popular games via Zoom. Registration begins Nov. 4.
Friday, Nov. 12 (9:30-10 a.m.) Yoga with Ms. Jen! – Calm your body, mind, and spirit in this yoga class taught by Ms. Jen, certified yoga instructor! Wear comfy clothes and bring your own mat or towel. Ages 2-6. Masks are required for anyone ages 2 and up. Registration begins Nov. 5.
Saturday, Nov. 13 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Calling All Crafters: Holiday Wreath Pick-Up Kit – Decorate a wicker 18-inch wreath using holiday trimmings. All supplies are provided except the green pine branches used for filler. Registration begins Nov. 7.
Saturday, Nov. 13 (2-3 p.m.) The Long and Winding Phone: Phone Interviews with Famous Figures – For years, journalist Helen Marketti has conducted interviews with famous musicians and television personalities. Join us as she shares some of her most memorable interviews! Please register.
Saturday, Nov. 13 (2-3 p.m.) Dungeons & Dragons 101 (Live) – Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but don’t know where to start? Join us as we dive into the world of D&D together. For those in grades 4-6. Registration begins Nov. 6.
Monday, Nov. 15 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Thankful for Thanksgiving! Craft Pick-Up – We are thankful for crafts! Stop by the library for a bag of Thanksgiving themed crafts. Kits will be available until Nov. 23, unless other arrangements are made. Registration begins Nov. 8.
Monday, Nov. 15 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Tween Craft Kit Pick-Up – Stop by Youth Services starting at 9 a.m. for a tween craft kit! Grades 4-6. Registration begins Nov. 8.
Monday, Nov. 15 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Crafty Adults Supply Pick-Up – Make a craft project of your own with this simple pick-up kit. For adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. No previous craft experience necessary. Some household items like glue, scissors and markers will not be included. All other craft materials are supplied. Please register and pick up in the youth services area from Nov. 15-23. Registration begins Nov. 8.
Monday, Nov. 15 (7-8 p.m.) Investors’ Interest Group (Virtual) – Social Security remains the major source of guaranteed retirement income for most Americans. Join us on Zoom to learn more about this important retirement benefit. Presented by AFE - Association of Financial Educators - WestPoint Wealth Management. Please register. You must provide an email address to receive the Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 (10-11:30 a.m.) Windows 10 Introduction – Learn how to work with the basic features of Windows 10. Work with the Start Menu, Tiles, Access Settings, Task View, Action Center, and Microsoft Edge. This class is in person. Capacity is limited. Registration begins Nov. 10.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.