JANUARY EVENTS AT
WESTLAKE PORTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
(Westlake) Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s January, 2013 Calendar of
Thursday, January 3, Friday, January 4 and Monday, January 14 (2-3:30 p.m.)
AND Monday, January 21 (4-5:30 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library – Join us for some
family movies over the school break. All ages welcome. In accordance with library
policy, children under 9 must be with an adult. Registration begins one week before each
Friday, January4 (Toddler session: 10:30-11 a.m.; Preschool session: 11:30 a.m.-
Noon) Music Therapy & More—Connecting for Kids and the Music Therapy Enrichment
Corps invite you to a music therapy group. Learn how parents and caregivers have a
direct role in bringing music to life. The toddler session is geared for children under 3.
The preschool session is geared for children ages 3-6 (siblings are welcome). Caregiver
must stay in the room. No registration required.
Saturday, January 5 (1-4 p.m.) Life-size Candyland – Bring all your little ones for a
turn around the board as we bring this delicious and colorful world to life complete with
Princess Lolly, Mr. Mint, Jolly and all your other favorite Candyland characters. Please
Monday, January 7 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Mondays, January 7 and 28 (4-6 p.m.) Teen Lounge—Need a place to hang out after
school? Come to WPPL’s Teen Lounge on Monday afternoons! We’ve got computers,
video games, board games, snacks, and more! Meets only when Westlake Schools are in
session. Registration not necessary.
Tuesday, January 8 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – The January selection
is The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern.
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30 (10:15-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:30 a.m.) Let’s Sing
and Dance! — Join us for a fun session of singing and dancing for children ages 2-6
with a caregiver. Space is limited, so please arrive early enough to receive a ticket at the
Wednesdays, January 9, 16 and 23 (1:30-2:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.) AND
Tuesdays, January 15 and 22 (6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.) E-Reader Help Sessions —
Got an E-Reader or tablet PC for Christmas but need help accessing, downloading and
reading e-books from the library? Call the Popular Materials Desk at 440-250-5462 to
schedule a help session on the days and times specified.
Wednesday, January 9 and Thursday, January 10 (4-8 p.m.) Finals Café – Finals
stressing you out? Sick of staring at your textbook for hours on end? While you’re
studying here at the library, take a break in our Finals Cafe for much-needed snacks to
keep you motivated.
Wednesday, January 9 (7-8 p.m.) It’s a Fairy-Tale Princess Storytime! — Come
dressed in your royal best and listen to fairy tales, play make-believe and create a sparkly
craft to take home! For ages 4-7. Please register.
Thursday, January 10 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion—The January selection is
Wild by Cheryl Stayed.
Friday, January 11 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and Saturday, January 12 (1-2:15
p.m.) Connecting for Kids Parent Discussion & Facilitated Playgroup— Participate
in a discussion group led by a pediatric expert while your children play in a separate
room with a CCBDD facilitator. You must RSVP for the playgroup starting one month
before each session. Children do not need a formal diagnosis to attend. Topics listed at
Saturday, January 12 and Friday, January 25 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Kids in Motion
Sensory Time— Join us for stories, activities, music and more! Program consists of a
30-minute storytime followed by a 30-minute social-sharing time for the group. No
registration required. Program is designed to engage children with autism or other special
needs/sensory challenges. Each child must have an adult caregiver.
Saturday, January 12 (2:30-3:30 p.m.) Brick Builders Club – Love those LEGO
bricks? Then bring your ideas and imagination to the club! All bricks provided. Ages 6-
13. Registration begins one week before each session.
Sunday, January 13 (1-2:30 p.m.) American Girl Book Club—Join us as we meet the
American Girls! We’ll discuss the books, have a snack and make a craft. This month
we’ll Meet Felicity. Ages 6-12. Registration begins January 6.
Wednesday, January 16 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society
Friday, January 18 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Connecting for Kids “Teach Me to Play” –
Experts from the Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities will lead this playgroup
for children ages 3-6 years. Parents will learn how to help their children play and interact
with peers through modeling techniques. Children do not need a formal diagnosis to
attend. Caregiver must stay in the room. Please register at connectingforkids.org.
Saturday, January 19 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Crafts A Go-Go!— Come on in and make a
craft! We provide the supplies – you provide the creativity. No registration necessary.
Meets in front of the Youth Services Desk.
Saturday, January 19 (10:30-11 a.m.) Mother Goose on the Loose!—Join Mother
Goose for this interactive storytime featuring simple books, rhymes, songs and
movement. For ages birth-3 years old with adult caregiver.
Saturday, January 19 (3-4:45 p.m.) Mad4Manga – M4M is everything manga! We talk
about manga, create manga art, discuss & watch anime films, and more! Grades 6 – 12
only. Registration not necessary.
Sunday, January 20 (2-4 p.m.) Friends’ Sunday Sounds – The Friends of Porter Public
Library present the Billy Kaye Duo, who will sing songs from the Great American
Monday, January 21 (2-3:30 p.m.) Let’s Build! – Explore your creative side with a
variety of bricks, blocks and other building toys and games! For grades K-5. Please
Registration begins January 14. Westlake Schools are not in session this day.
Tuesday, January 22 (7-8:45 p.m.) Catch a Rising Star…Baldwin Wallace Music
Theatre in Recital – The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council presents Baldwin Wallace
music theater students. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 23 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion— January’s
selection is The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Wednesday, January 23 (5-6 p.m.) Tween Book Club — Read a really good book
recently? Looking for suggestions? Then join us for lively discussions about good books,
audio, apps and more. Snacks provided! Grades 5-8.
Thursday, January 24 (5-6 p.m.) Teen Book Discussion – Read a really good book
recently? Looking for suggestions? Then join us for a snack and a lively discussions
about books, audio, apps and more. Grades 9-12. Please register starting January 10.
Meets at Panera Bread, Westlake (26137 Detroit Road).
Friday, January 25 (10 a.m.-Noon) Porter’s Fiber Fanatics – Socialize, share, and
solve problems while you work on your current project.
Saturday, January 26 (9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) SAT Practice Exam – Get ready for test time
with an SAT practice exam provided by Sylvan Learning Center. Please remember to
bring a calculator and two #2 pencils. Detailed results will be available one week after the
exam at the Youth Services desk. Grades 10-12. Registration begins January 12.
Monday, January 28 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
To register for any of the programs, please call (440) 871-2600 or visit http://