MARCH EVENTS AT WESTLAKE PORTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Westlake Porter Library

(Westlake) Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s March, 2014 Calendar of Events.

Saturdays, March 1 and 29 (2-3 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.

Sunday, March 2 (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, March 3, 10, 17 and 31 (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, March 3 (7-8:30 p.m.) Monday Night Movie—Featured film: All is Lost, starring Robert Redford. Rated PG-13. Please register.

Tuesday, March 4 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: LinkedIn for Job Search—Job seekers in almost all fields need to have a LinkedIn profile to be considered for an interview. Learn techniques to better utilize this growing social media tool to meet people who can assist your search and find companies that are   hiring and fit the requirements for your future position.

Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 (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.

Wednesday, March 5 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society—Please stop by for free genealogy help!

Wednesdays, March 5 and 12 (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, March 6 (7-8:30 p.m.) Toxic Awareness—Joy Wright will discuss the harmful health effects of household shelf cleaners and personal products. Please register.

Saturday, March 8 (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, March 8 (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 needed!

Saturday, March 8 (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.

Monday, March 10 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Baby Boomers’ Guide to Social Security—Get answers to important Social Security questions such as: How and when does one become eligible? How are retirement benefits calculated? When is the right time to take your Social Security? What spousal benefits are available? Please register.

Tuesday, March 11 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: Reinventing Yourself—What are you waiting for? What is getting in the way of your process? What do you have the most fun doing? The workshop explores questions that get you engaged and excited and will assist you with beginning to develop your own future. Taught by Vision 21 Consulting.

Tuesday, March 11 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion—This month we’ll discuss Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky.

Wednesday, March 12 (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.

Thursday, March 13 and Monday, March 24 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursday, March 13 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion—The March selection is Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.

Friday, March 14 (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. Siblings welcome! Registration begins March 7.

Friday, March 14 (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.

Saturday, March 15 (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 for Kids website.

Saturday, March 15 (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 March 8.

Saturday, March 15 (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 registration.

Sunday, March 16 (2-4 p.m.) Sunday Sounds—Join the Friends of the Library for a springtime concert by The Oberlin Choristers. Free program.

Monday, March 17 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors’ Interest Group:The Rules of Prudent Investing— Most investors spend significant time searching for answers to complex financial problems. Managing financial risk and resources boils down to following simple rules, which give you the highest odds of achieving a successful outcome. Presented by Doug Mathey of BCG Wealth Advisors. Please register.

Monday, March 17 (7-8 p.m.) Go Green!—Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and get ready for Earth Day by discussing ways to be “green” in your home and community, testing your “green” knowledge and making a “green” craft. Grades 4-6. Please register starting March 10.

Tuesday, March 18 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career TransitionCenter: Making Positive First Impressions—Whether you’re networking or interviewing, you will need to leave a positive 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.

Wednesday, March 19 (5-5:45 p.m.) The Book-a-holics: Tween Book Club—Join us for discussions about books, audio, apps and more. Grades 5-7. Please register.

Wednesday, March 19 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society

Monday, March 19 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) John Green Book Club—This is a group that reads and discusses the books of this popular author. Green fans, Nerdfighters, and just plain book lovers are all welcome! The March book is AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES. Please register starting one week before each session.

Monday, February 10, (6:30-7:30 p.m.)

Sunday, March 23 (2-3:30 p.m.) American Girl: Rebecca—We’ll talk about America’s immigrants in 1914 New York City and learn about Old World traditions, including Rebecca’s Jewish heritage. Ages 6-10. Registration begins March 16.

Monday, March 24 (7-8 p.m.) Paper Beads— Make something beautiful and useful from recycled materials. Learn how to make paper beads and make some totake home with you. Grades 4-6. Please register starting March 17.

Tuesday, March 25 (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.

Wednesday, March 26 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion — The March selection is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

Friday, March 28 (10 a.m.-Noon) Porter’s Fiber Fanatics – Socialize, share, and solve problems while you work on your current project.

Saturday, March 29 (10:30 a.m.-Noon) Genealogy Research from Home—Discover free genealogy web-sites available to you from home including HeritageQuest and Fold3. Bring along names and dates for hands-on research. Please register.

Monday. March 31 (7-8:30 p.m.) Getting “Fiscally” Fit—Just in time for Financial Literacy Month (April) a Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) speaker  will discuss how to overcome financial challenges with goal setting and debt management. Please register.

To register for any of the programs, please call (440) 871-2600 or visit http://signup.westlakelibrary.org:8080.

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