Westlake Porter Public Library's late April calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late April 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.
Wednesday, April 20 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Book Discussion – This month’s title is "The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell" by Robert Dugoni. Please register.
Wednesday, April 20 (7-8 p.m.) Women’s Financial Planning Series – Join us for the last of this three-part series exploring financial planning topics for women. This session’s topic is "Finding Certainty in an Uncertain World." In it you’ll learn how to create a retirement cash flow. Presented by Connie Costanzo with AFE – Association of Financial Educators. Please register.
Thursday, April 21 (10-10:30 a.m.) JECC Presents Storytime – Join the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland for a storytime that celebrates Judaism. Ages 2-5, siblings welcome. Please register.
Thursday, April 21 (1:30-3:30 p.m.) Painted Wine Glasses – Learn from a professional painter how to paint spring flowers on two wine glasses. After painting, you take them home and bake them in the oven. Please register.
Thursday, April 21 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Craft: Handmade Jewelry – During this craft session we’ll learn some basics of hand-made jewelry by making charm earrings. Please register.
Friday, April 22 (1-2 p.m.) Earth Day Sensory Stations – Engage your child's senses by scooping, pouring, sorting, and more with a variety of fun materials. For children ages 2-7 with disabilities, their families, and their typical siblings or peers. Please register.
Saturday, April 23 (10:30-11 a.m.) and Wednesday, April 27 (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, April 23 (2-3:30 p.m.) Stuffed Animal Hospital – Bring a soft toy of any kind that is in need of repair and learn basic sewing techniques to make your friend as good as new. Grades K-5. One of the best things we can do for our planet is limit the amount of waste that we produce. By fixing stuffed animals and dolls, participants will help keep these toys out of a landfill while practicing new sewing skills.
Sunday, April 24 (2-3:30 p.m.) Hand Sewing for Literacy – Learn basic sewing skills and create a sewn project while listening to a story with sewing as its central theme. Hand sewing helps kids develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, self-confidence, patience and focus – skills used in reading and writing. Caregivers are encouraged to stay for the program to learn the sewing techniques and assist their child(ren). Younger siblings are welcome and a simple stitching project will be available for them. Grades Kindergarten-2. Please register.
Monday, April 25 (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, April 25 (7-8:30 p.m.) Beginner’s Guide to Spring Wines from Around the Globe (Virtual) – There are so many wine varieties out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin! Join Certified Sommelier Wanda Haynes as she provides the scoop on which white wines to enjoy while spring begins to bloom. Please register to receive Zoom information.
Monday, April 25 (7-8:30 p.m.) Crime Scene Investigation – Sergeant Nathan Fox of the Westlake Police Department explains how police process crime scenes and gather evidence. What do crime scene investigators actually do? How do they start their investigations? How do they preserve evidence? Answers to these questions and many more will be explored. Please register.
Tuesday, April 26 (4-4:45 p.m.) The Science of Magic Tree House: Afternoon on the Amazon – Join Mrs. K as we explore the book "Afternoon on the Amazon." Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple take-home project. Grades 1-2. Please register.
Wednesday, April 27 (3:45-4:15 p.m.) Poem in My Pocket – We will make a simple pocket craft and read a story and poems together. Children of all abilities welcome. Ages 6-12.
Wednesday, April 27 (7-8 p.m.) Adult Creative Writing Group: Poetry Focus – Join us in person for an hour of creative writing prompts to inspire you to start and keep writing. Creativity is more than putting pen to paper. It’s about breaking away and trying something new! This meeting will focus on poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. Please register.
Wednesday, April 27 (7-8 p.m.) Gardening for a Concert: Creating Concert Halls for Nature’s Music – From bird songs in the spring and summer to an evening chorus of crickets and katydids in later summer into fall, we can invite and welcome nature’s chorus into our yards and gardens. If we know what the performers need to create their music, we can begin to provide a setting in which they will thrive. Lisa Rainsong holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music and is a member of CIM’s music theory faculty. Please register.
Thursday, April 28 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Roblox Arcade (Virtual) – Love Roblox? 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, April 28 (4-4:45 p.m.) Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to rotate through skill stations in preparation for making the leap to Kindergarten.
Thursday, April 28 (6:30-7:15 p.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 April 21.
Saturday, April 30 (3-4 p.m.) Illustration Creation – Learn about a featured illustrator then create a project inspired by their art. Grades 1-3. Registration begins April 23.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.