Westlake Porter Library

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s September, 2013 Calendar of Events.


Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2—Library Closed in observance of Labor Day


Tuesday, September 3 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: Applications That Get Noticed—Job applications are not fun to do and they aren’t much fun to read either. These days most of them are done online so employers don’t have to read all of them. A computer scans applications, looking for keywords for the skills, education, or experience that is most important to the employer. It also scans for keywords that may be used to screen candidates out. Learn how to tackle questions on an application to be sure yours will be read.


Tuesday, September 3 and Monday, September 30 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile


Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18 and 25 (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 Preschool Desk.


Saturday, September 7 (2-2:30 p.m.) Junior Brick Builders!—Let’s build with Duplos! Bring your imagination and we’ll provide the bricks. Ages 3-5 only.  No registration.


Mondays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30 (4-5:45 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!


Tuesday, September 10 Fall Storytimes begin—No registration is necessary, but group size is limited to 58. Details are as follows:


LAPSIT STORYTIME-Join us for songs, rhymes and play! For ages Birth-24months with caregiver.Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:30 a.m.)


TODDLER STORYTIME-Join us for stories, rhymes, activities and songs. For ages 2-3 1/2 with caregiver.Tuesdays and Thursdays (10:15 a.m.)


GROWING READERS PRESCHOOL STORYTIME- Join us for a 30-minute early-literacy based storytime, then stay after for literacy activities for ages 3 1/2 to5.Wednesdays (1:00 p.m.) Tuesday, September 10 (10 a.m.-Noon)


Career Transition Center: Telephone Tips for Jobseekers—Most people hate to make cold calls, but contacting people by phone is an essential part of a job search. This workshop will prepare you to use the telephone effectively, including the environment and “tools” needed to make a successful call, preparing a script for each type of call, keeping good records of calls for follow-up, improving voice quality, handling the telephone screening interview, and overcoming



Tuesday, September 10 (7-8:30 p.m.) Connecting for Kids Coffee & Chat—Parent support group for families who have a question or concern about their child’s development. Please refer to the Connecting for Kids website for topics.


Wednesdays, September 11, 18 and 25 (4-5:30 p.m.) Books With Bella—What do youget when you bring children, dogs and books together? You get happy, confident children who love reading! Stop by the Youth Services Department each Wednesday starting at3 p.m. to sign your child up for a 15-minute reading time with Bella the Bulldog! Bring your own book to share with Bella or choose one of ours.


Wednesday, September 11 (5-5:45 p.m.) The Book-a-holics: Tween Book Club—Join us for lively discussions about books, audio, apps and more. Each month we’ll choose a genre to focus on! Grades 4-7. Please register.


Thursday, September 12 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion—The September selection is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by SusanCain.


Thursday, September 12 (7-8 p.m.) Superhero Storytime—Kapow! Dress up as your favorite superhero and listen to tales of bravery. Be prepared to use your super strength to play games and even make a super duper craft to take home! Ages 3-6. Registration begins September 5.


Thursday, September 12 (7-8:30 p.m.) Lincoln/Davis Debate—Join us for a one act play imagining a meeting of Lincoln and Davis during the Hampton Roads Conference in February, 1865. Brought to you through a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute ofAmerican History. Please register.


Friday, September 13 (10-10:45 a.m.) Come Play With Me!—Open playtime with ageappropriate toys, songs and rhymes. For children ages 2-5 with a caring adult. Siblings welcome! Registration begins September 6.


Saturday, September 14 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon League—Bring your cards and accessories for a fun morning of play! For kids ages 6-12 only. Please, no younger siblings. Registration begins one week before each program.


Saturday, September 14 (1-2:30 p.m.) Quilling Creations—Learn how to quill and takehome a card, picture or other unique creation! Ages 9-12. Registration begins September 7.


Saturdays, September 14 and 21 (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, September 15 (1:30-3 p.m.) American Girl Club—Meet Julie! We’ll talk about her life in the 1970s, and make a groovy craft too! Ages 6-10. Registration beginsSeptember 8.


Sunday, September 15 (2-4 p.m.) Friends’ Sunday Sounds—The Friends of the Library

present Kaylee Shaver, an 11 year-old Westlake singer. Free program.


Monday, September 16 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investor Interest Group—Ian Abbott, President of Abacus Financial Services, LLC will discuss “Cyclicality of the Market”. Three market trends – primary, secondary, & minor will be discussed and analyzed. Coverage will include ways to avoid bear trends. Please register.


Tuesday, September 17 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: Positive First Impressions—They say, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. It takes five to seven seconds for someone to form a first impression of you based on the way you present yourself. Whether you’re networking or interviewing, you will create a lasting impression and you need for it to be a positive one. Get tips on the little (and big) things that determine how you will be perceived and learn how that perception will impact your success in a job search.


Tuesday, September 17 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion—This month we’ll discuss The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O’Nan.


Tuesday, September 17 (7-8:45 p.m.) Westlake Westshore Arts Council—Judi Krew presents “Fascinating Faces from Interesting Places.”


Wednesday, September 18 (7-8:30 p.m.) Proposal Writing Basics—Learn the steps of writing a thorough grant proposal, from planning and research to writing to following up.Please register.


Saturday, September 21 (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.


Monday, September 23 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Baby Boomers Guide to Social Security—What do Baby Boomers need to know about Social Security? Find out when is the right time to take your Social Security, how retirement benefits are calculated and more. Please register starting August 1.


Tuesday, September 24 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: Time Management for Job Seekers—Are you running around in circles trying to find a new position? Most jobseekers do not spend time efficiently to get the best outcome for their time invested. Learn the ABC method and how to overcome obstacles to find success!


Tuesday, September 24 (4-7 p.m.) Free Teen Manicures—Teens: Pamper yourself here at the library! Students from the Brown Aveda Institute will give FREE professional manicures in our Storytime Room. Call starting September 17 to sign up for a time slot.


Tuesday, September 24 (7-8:30 p.m.) Civil War 150 Reading and Discussion Group—Read the material provided by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (access it through the library’s website) and join us for a discussion about it. Please register.


Wednesday, September 25 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion — The August selection is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.


Wednesday, September 25 (7-7:45 p.m.) Hats! Hats! Hats!—Celebrate National Hat Month with us as we read silly hat stories, make a craft and enjoy rhymes and songs.


Thursday, September 26 (7-8:45 p.m.)Westlake Historical Society


Friday, September 27 (10 a.m.-Noon) Porter’s Fiber Fanatics – Socialize, share, and solve problems while you work on your current project.


Friday, September 27 (4-5:30 p.m.) Weird Science—Our interactive program explores fundamental principles, and you’ll participate in hands-on experiments that you can

reproduce at home. Grades 4 and 5. Registration begins September 20.


Saturday, September 28 (10 a.m.) Understanding the Dyslexic Soul—Join Susan Rydzinski, RN, BSN, and her son, Joseph, for an exploration of dyslexia. They’ll discuss what it is, its symptoms, and resources for helping loved ones achieve success despite the challenges it presents.


Saturday, September 28 (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. No registration.


Saturday, September 28 (2-3:30 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 by calling 440-250-5563. Children do not need a formal diagnosis to attend. Topics listed at


Saturday, September 28 (3-5 p.m.) Mad4Manga – Do you love Manga, Anime or Japanese culture? If you do, this club is for you! Each month we watch a different Anime series and talk about our favorite Manga. Sometimes we even throw in some crafts, Manga drawing or Japanese treats just for fun! Grades 6 – 12 only. Registration not necessary.


To register for any of the programs, please call (440) 871-2600 or visit


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