Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s January, 2014 Calendar of Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day – Library Closed
Thursday, January 2 and Friday, January 3 (2-4p.m.) Movies @ Your Library—Join us for a kids’ movie series. Titles may change without notice due to availability. In accordance with library policy, children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. All titles are rated PG. Registration begins one week before each session. Planned titles
January 2: In this animated epic, a teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest where a battle between the forces of good and evil is taking place. She and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have
January 3: An all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of the (formerly?) despicable super-villain Gru, his adorable girls, the unpredicable, hilarious Minions and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.
Sunday, January 5 (2-3 p.m.) Boredom Busters!—Are you bored? Drop by the Storytime Room for board games, crafts, puzzles and more! Grades K-5. In accordance with library policy, children under age nine must be accompanied by an adult.
Mondays, January 6 and 27 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Tuesday, January 7 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: Networking for HiddenJobs—People are your single greatest resource in a job search, and networking helps you reach those people. Learn how to build and maintain business relationships that will assist
you in your job search and beyond.
Tuesday, January 7 (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 the topic.
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29 (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 8, 15, 22 and 29 (4-5:30 p.m.) Books With Bella— Stop by the Youth Services Department each Wednesday and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with Bella the Bulldog! Bring your own book to share with Bella or choose one of ours. Registration begins every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 9 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion—The January selection is Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Day of
Friday, January 10 (Siblings – Ages 1-6: 9:30-10 a.m.) (Toddler – Under Age 3: 10:30-11 a.m.) (Preschool – Ages 3-6: 11:30 a.m.-Noon) Music Therapy & More—Connecting for Kids and the Music Therapy Enrichment Corps will teach parents and caregivers how to have a direct role in bringing music to life at home, at school, and in the community. This session is geared to children 1-6 years of age. Siblings are welcome. You must RSVP for the session by calling 440-250-5563. Space is limited.
Friday, January 10 (4-5:30 p.m.) Weird Science—This program explores fundamental science principles, and you’ll participate in hands-on experiments that you can reproduce at home. Grades 4-7. Registration begins January 3.
Saturday, January 11 (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, January 11 (2-4 p.m.) Carryout Crafts—Stop in the Youth Services Department to make our featured craft. Tables will be set up with all of the supplies
Saturday, January 11 (3-5 p.m.) Mad 4 Manga –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! Grades 7-12 only. No registration required.
Mondays, January 13 and 27 (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!
Monday, January 13 (7-8:30 p.m.) Entrepreneurship 101—Thinking of starting your own business? Learn how to maximize your chances of success with Business Advisors of Cleveland representative Simon Ellett. Please register.
Tuesday, January 14 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career TransitionCenter: Writing to Employers—Learn professional letter-writing techniques including how to write effective cover letters, marketing letters, follow-up letters and more. You’ll also gain information on preparing writing samples when employers request them.
Tuesday, January 14 (7-8 p.m.) College Financial Aid—Whether you’re a high school student or parent of a high school student, let us help you navigate the world of FAFSA, grants, loans, scholarships, and work study with the help of Patty Saddle from the College Planning Center. Open to all future college students and their parents.
Tuesday, January 14 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion—This month we’ll
discuss The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.
Wednesday, January 15 (6:30-7:15 p.m.) Owl Read You a Story!—Stop in for owl stories, activities and a craft. Ages 4-7. Registration begins January 8.
Wednesday, January 15 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society
Friday, January 17 (10-10:45 a.m.) Come Play With Me!—Open playtime with age-
appropriate toys, songs and rhymes. For children ages 2-5 with a caring adult. Siblingsmwelcome! Registration begins January 10.
Saturday, January 18 (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 January 11.
Saturday, January 18 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders Club – Love those LEGO bricks? Then bring your ideas and imagination to the club! All bricks provided. Ages 6-12. No
Sunday, January 19 (2-3 p.m.) I Love Dinosaurs!—Listen to stories about your favoritedinosaurs, sing funny songs and rhymes, play games and even make a prehistoric craft! Ages 3-6. Registration begins January 12.
Monday, January 20 (2-2:45 p.m.) Teddy Bear Picnic—Bring your own special teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal and join us for a BEARY fun time! Ages 3-6. Registration
Monday, January 20 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library—A snail dreams of becoming the fastest racer in the world, which leads to embarrassment until a freak accident gives him the characteristics of a car. Rated PG. Based on availability, movie may change without notice. In accordance with library policy, children under age nine must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins January 13.
Monday, January 20 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors’ Interest Group:Making Sense of the Economic Puzzle: Prospects for 2014—Jack Kleinhenz of Kleinhenz & Associates
will examine key economic factors underpinning the financial outlook for 2014. Please
Tuesday, January 21 (10 a.m.-Noon) Telephone Tips for Jobseekers—Contacting people by phone is an essential part of a job search. This workshop will prepare you to use the telephone effectively.
Tuesday, January 21 (7-8:30 p.m.) Connecting for Kids Parent Speaker Series—A local pediatric expert will present on a childhood development topic. Childcare is available, but space is limited. You must RSVP by calling 440-250-5563. Topics are listed on the Connecting for Kids website.
Wednesday, January 22 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion — The January selection is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Friday, January 24 (10 a.m.-Noon) Porter’s Fiber Fanatics – Socialize, share, and solve problems while you work on your current project.
Friday, January 24 (10-11:30 a.m.) Connecting for Kids Parent Discussion Group—Parent discussion group led by a local pediatric expert. Childcare is offered but space is limited. You must RSVP by calling 440-250-5563. Topics are listed on the Connecting
Sunday, January 26 (2-3:30 p.m.) American Girl: McKenna—McKenna will kick the new year off by encouraging us to set goals and overcome obstacles. Ages 6-10. Registration begins January 19.
Sunday, January 26 (2-4 p.m.) Friends’ Annual Meeting and Sunday Sounds—Join the Friends of the Library’s Board for a short business meeting followed by John Volio performing classic rock, country and acoustic selections.
Monday, January 27 (All Day) Celebrate National Puzzle Day @ Your Library—Puzzles of all types will be available in Youth Services for your solving pleasure! Crossword, Sudoku, Word Search, Jigsaw, Jumble and more, plus board games. All ages
Monday, January 27, Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29 (6-8 p.m.) Study Break Café—Take a break from studying for those mid-terms in our Study Break Cafe. We’ll have music, snacks and drinks ready for you to keep your mind and body fueled during those long hours studying. FOR GRADES 9-12 ONLY!!!!
Tuesday, January 28 (10 a.m.-Noon) Positive First Impressions—Whether you’re networking or interviewing, you will create a lasting impression. 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.
Friday, January 31 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library— In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Rated PG. Based on availability, movie may change without notice. In accordance with library policy, children under age nine must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins January 24.
To register for any of the programs, please call (440) 871-2600 or visit http://