Westlake Porter Public Library's late March calendar of events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late March 2022 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.

Thursday, March 17 (10-11:30 a.m.) Excel 2: Basic Formulas – Practice using functions: SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, IF, COUNT, COUNTA and COUNTIF. Recommended for those comfortable with Excel. Class is in person. Please register. Capacity is limited.

Thursday, March 17 (3-4 p.m.) Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? – Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated, is it worth it? This class can help you decide. You’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit as well as possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit. Please register.

Thursday, March 17 (6:30-7 p.m.) and Friday, March 25 (11-11:30 a.m.) Adapted Storytime – Join us for this storytime designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7 years. Registration begins one week before each session.

Friday, March 18 (9:30-10 a.m.) Music Is My Jam – Explore music with shakers, rhythm sticks and more! For children with disabilities, ages 2-7, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. This program will encourage gross and fine motor movements while playing with instruments and moving to music. Please register.

Friday, March 18 (4-4:30 p.m.) Read It, Make It @ the Library – Make a craft based on a story that is read aloud. Grades PreK-1, siblings are welcome. Please register.

Saturday, March 19 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) SAT Practice Test – Sylvan Learning will be here to administer an SAT practice test. Participants may return on March 26 to go over the results of the test. Please register.

Saturdays, March 19 and 26 (10-10:30 a.m.) and Wednesdays, March 23 and 30 (7-7:30 p.m.) Family Storytime – Join us for rhymes, songs and play! For families with children ages 2-6. Siblings are welcome. Registration begins one week before each session.

Saturday, March 19 (1-2 p.m.) Pokemon Fun – Join Miss Rachel 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.

Sunday, March 20 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Do you love Legos? Bring your ideas and imagination to Brick Builders! Bricks provided. No registration required, but room capacity is limited. First come, first served. Ages 5-12.

Sunday, March 20 (2-4 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otaku and newbies welcome! Grades 7-adult. Please register. Room capacity is limited, but walk-ins are welcome if space allows!

Monday, March 21 (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Amazing Adults – Enjoy crafts, songs, simple fitness, and more fun in each session! This program is for adults with special needs. Please register.

Monday, March 21 (1-2:30 p.m.) True Crime Book Club – This month’s title is "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann. We will meet on the third Monday of every other month. This will be a great way to discover some new titles and some classics of True Crime. Please register.

Monday, March 21 (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 and more! Grades 7-12.

Monday, March 21 (7-8:45 p.m.) Investors’ Interest Group: Federal Reserve Bank – Julianne Dunn, Manager in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will discuss economic and financial issues of interest to residents and businesses nationally and in the Fourth District. Please register.

Tuesday, March 22 (10-11:30 a.m.) Word I: Introduction – Learn how to select text and do basic formatting. Learn how to set margins and line spacing. Practice using Spell Check, Copy, Cut, and Paste. In-person; capacity is limited. Please register.

Tuesday, March 22 (4-4:45 p.m.) The Science of Magic Tree House: Twister on Tuesday – Together we will learn how wild spring weather forms, including tornadoes. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple take-home project. Grades 1-2. Please register.

Tuesday, March 22 (6-8 p.m.) Impact of Cultural Differences – (Rescheduled from January) Learn from a Professor of Cultural Competency about the impact of New Culture in Education, Business, and Medical Environments. The rules of each specific culture will be covered. Please register.

Tuesday, March 22 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Get the Dirt on Organic Gardening (Virtual) – Learn the basics of organic gardening from a landscape architect. Please register.

Wednesdays, March 23 and 30 (4-5 p.m.) ASL For Beginners – In this beginner class students will learn the sign language alphabet, how to meet and greet people and the basics of communicating with the deaf. This class will be taught in person by Valerie Williams. Ages 12 and up. Please register.

Wednesday, March 23 (6-8:30 p.m.) First Aid and Stop the Bleed – The Heartsaver First Aid course trains participants in first aid basics for the most common emergencies. Stop The Bleed trains participants how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. This course combines the two into one. Led by instructors from UH St. John Medical Center. Please register at uhems.org/event-search. If any questions, contact the instructors at uh4cpr@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 24 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Roblox Arcade (Virtual) – Love Roblox? Join us in the Roblox Arcade! We have some private servers set up for Tweens in grades 4-6 to hang out with their friends and enjoy some of the most popular games via Zoom. Please register.

Thursday, March 24 (7-7:45 p.m.) Adult Baseball Get-Together – “Play ball!” Wear your favorite team’s gear and get ready to celebrate all things baseball. For adults with special needs and their caregivers or family. Registration begins March 17.

Friday, March 25 (9:30-10 a.m.) My First Spring – Celebrate your baby’s first spring with a simple fingerpaint wind chime craft. For babies 0-18 months with a caregiver. Registration begins March 18.

Saturday, March 26 (2-3 p.m.) Dungeons & Dragons 101 – 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 March 19.

Sunday, March 27 (2-3 p.m.) Tapestry Weaving – Learn the basics of weaving while experimenting with color and texture. Each student will get a loom made from recycled materials to keep. Weaving helps kids develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, self-confidence, patience and focus ­­– skills used in reading and writing. Grades K-2. Registration begins March 20.

Monday, March 28 (10-11 a.m.) Sensory Exploration – Engage your child’s senses by scooping, pouring, and sorting a variety of materials. Ages 3-7. This session is for children with special needs and their typical peers. In the spirit of fun and safety, efforts will be made to use individual bins and sorters, but we cannot guarantee sharing won’t occur. Registration begins March 21.

Monday, March 28 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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