Saturday, October 1 (9:30, 10:30 OR 11:30 a.m.) Connecting for Kids: Music Therapy & MoreSM – This program is designed for children ages 1-6 who are struggling in an area of development. Join us for a program designed to model and teach families how to use music to improve their child’s skills. This program is led by a Board Certified Music Therapist from Music Therapy Enrichment Center, Inc. (MTEC). Each session is 30 minutes. Register at www.connectingforkids.org/register, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 440-250-5563.
Saturday, October 1 (2-4 p.m.) Carry-Out Crafts – Stop in to create our featured craft. We have all the supplies you’ll need to create something fantastic! No registration required.
Saturday, October 1 (2-3 p.m.) Elementary Experiences – These programs are designed for children ages 7-12 who are struggling in an area of development. During each program, a professional will lead families in a hands-on learning experience. Children and their families will learn the targeted skills together and receive a handout with ideas and resources to use at home. October topic: Legos and Language
Saturday, October 1 (2-3 p.m.) Getting Started with Etsy: How to Set Up Shop – Are you crafty and interested in setting up your own Etsy shop, but don’t know where to start? Join us as we go through the basics of getting your store off the ground and learn a few of the best ways to promote yourself and your items along the way! Please register.
Saturday, October 1 (3-5 p.m.) and Sunday, October 30 (2-4 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, trivia or Japanese treats! Grades 7-12. No registration.
Sunday, October 2 (2-3 p.m.) Pinterest Club for Teens – Calling all crafters! This is the perfect place to exercise your creativity. Each month we will make a craft inspired by a Pinterest post. Grades 7-9. September craft = Decorating mugs with Sharpie pens. Please register.
Mondays, October 3, 17, 24 and 31 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? Come to WPPL’s Teen Lounge on Monday afternoons! We have computers, video games, board games, snacks, and more! For grades 7-12 only. No registration.
Monday, October 3 (7-8 p.m.), Saturday, October 15 (1-2 p.m.), Wednesday, October 19 (11 a.m.-Noon) and Thursday, October 27 (3-4 p.m.) 3-D Printing Orientation – Before you can use the library’s new 3D printer, you’ll need to take this orientation. Learn library policies about using it, how to download a 3D-printable object, and how to prepare it for a great print! Please register.
Monday, October 3 (7-8:45 p.m.) League of Women Voters: Issue Forum – Representatives from the Westlake School Board will discuss and answer questions about their issue on the November ballot.
Monday, October 3 (7-8:30 p.m.) Hitchcock: Master of Suspense – Historian and lecturer Bill Rafalski gives an interactive presentation on Alfred Hitchcock, including his childhood, education, work in silent movies, British films, collaborations with David O. Selznick, and his American films and TV shows. Please register.
Tuesday, October 4 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: Applications That Get Noticed – These days most applications are screened online. Learn how to tackle questions on an application to be sure yours will be read.
Tuesday, October 4 (7:30-8:45 p.m.) FYI Opera – Stars of the Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Program will preview Puccini’s Sister Angelica and Menotti’s Amelia Goes to the Ball.
Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket.
Wednesday, October 5 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogy Society Help Session – Please join the genealogy group for an informal walk-in help session.
Wednesdays, October 5, 19 and 26 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 (6:30-8 p.m.) and Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department each Wednesday or Thursday and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us as we explore some of the classic films from the genres of Horror, Science Fiction, and Suspense. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.
Friday, October 7 (10:30-11:15 a.m.) and Monday, October 17 (6:30-7:15 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Features an adapted storytime for children with special needs and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Includes time for social play. Content is geared to ages 3-7. Registration begins one week before each session.
Friday, October 7 (11:30 a.m.) and Tuesday, October 18 (7 p.m.) Connecting for Kids: Family Discussion Group – Join us for a discussion on a relevant, childhood topic with a local pediatric expert. Register at www.connectingforkids.org/register, or email: email@example.com or by phone: 440-250-5563. October 7 topic: When is the Worry Too Much? October 18 topic: Survival Strategies – How to Improve Family Functioning
Friday, October 7 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday – Join Mrs. K as we explore the wonders of the world. This month we’ll find out what happened to the dinosaurs and more. Ages 4-6. Registration begins September 2.
Saturday, October 8 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) 5th Annual Star Wars Reads Day – Mark your calendars for our 5th Annual Star Wars Reads Day! Enjoy intergalactic activities, crafts, and games. You can come dressed up as your favorite character. Giveaways and a raffle, too! All ages welcome. May the Force Be With You! No registration required.
Saturday, October 8 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! – Bring your cards and accessories for a fun morning of Pokemon-themed play, prizes, and crafts! Ages 6- 12. No registration required.
Saturdays, October 8 and 27 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Bring your ideas and imagination to the club! Ages 3-12. Lego and Duplo bricks provided. No registration required.
Sunday, October 9 (2-3:30 p.m.) Boredom Busters!—Are you bored? Drop by the Storytime Room and join in the fun! We will have different activities available each month. All ages welcome! No registration necessary. In accordance with library policy, children under age nine must be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, October 9 (3-4 p.m.) Art Smarts – Explore some works of a well-known artist and then use what you’ve seen to create an art piece of your own! Grades 3-5. Registration begins September 4.
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day – Library Closed for Staff Training
Tuesday, October 11 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: First Impressions – In 5-7 seconds someone forms an opinion of you that stays with them. Get tips on the things that determine how you are perceived and how that perception impacts your success.
Tuesday, October 11 (7-7:30 p.m.) Bedtime Stories – Put on your pajamas and join Mrs. K as we unwind at the end of the day. We’ll count some sheep and unwind with quiet stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities to help us get ready for bedtime. This month: Monster Mash! Ages 4-6. Siblings welcome. No registration needed.
Tuesday, October 11 (7-8 p.m.) ACT/SAT Test Prep Seminar – A great score on the ACT or PSAT/SAT can be the difference between getting admitted to the school of your dreams or not. Be prepared to make your college dreams come true with this test prep seminar from College Tutors. Both students and parents are welcome. Registration begins October 4.
Tuesday, October 11 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – In October we’ll discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
Wednesday, October 12 (Noon-1:30 p.m.) Career Transition Center: Speaker Series Lunch & Learn – Guest speakers join Career Transition Center to present informative and timely topics for job seekers. This month: Myths and Realities of Older Workers. Bring your lunch; learn and grow. Coffee provided.
Wednesday, October 12 (2-3 p.m.) Medicare Check-Up – Join us as an OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Community Liaison provides us with timely information regarding Medicare changes, enrollment in a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) and Medicare health plan. Registration begins October 1.
Wednesday, October 12 (7-8 p.m.) International Education from Westlake Schools – Please join us to learn how the Westlake Schools are preparing kids with the International Baccalaureate program.
Thursday, October 13 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The October selection is The Residence: Inside the World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower.
Friday, October 14 (10-10:45 a.m.) Come Play With Me! – Open playtime with age-appropriate toys. For children ages 2-5 with a caring adult. Siblings welcome! No registration required.
Fridays, October 14 and 28 (2-4 p.m.) Movies at the Library! – Join us on Fridays for movie matinées! All ages. All movies are rated PG. Registration begins one week before each session. October 14: Meet Red, Chuck, and Bomb, a team of unlikely heroes, and finally learn why these birds are so angry! October 28: In Disney’s live-action adventure, Mowgli, a man-cub raised by a family of wolves, embarks on a journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.
Saturday, October 15 (10:30-11 a.m.) Mother Goose on the Loose! – An interactive storytime featuring simple books, rhymes, songs and movement. For ages birth-3 with an adult caregiver. No registration required.
Saturday, October 15 (2-4 p.m.) Folk Music with Andy and Judy – Join folk-duo Andy and Judy Daigle for an afternoon of folk music and fun. This talented folk duo performs regularly at libraries, coffeehouses and concert venues where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners blending popular folk covers with their growing list of original songs. Please register.
Saturday, October 15 (2-3 p.m.) Frankentoy – What would Frankenstein do? Celebrate Halloween by making your own Frankentoy. Engineer a new toy by taking toys apart and putting them together in a new way. Grades 5-7. Registration begins October 8.
Saturday, October 15 (4-5 p.m.) Full STEAM Ahead – STEAM = Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements. This month: Forensics – Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry. Grades 3-4. Registration begins October 8.
Sunday, October 16 (1–3 p.m.) Android Skills Lab – If you need help with basic Android skills, stop by the Computer Lab with your questions and your Android phone or tablet. No registration required.
Sunday, October 16 (2-3 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club: Kit – Kit, a nine-year old growing up during the Great Depression, believes that a can-do attitude and good friends are worth more than anything money can buy. We will discuss the Great Depression, play a game, and make a craft. Ages 6-11. Registration begins October 9.
Monday, October 17 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors’ Interest Group: Solving the Retirement Income Puzzle – Strategies and vehicles to help maintain your income during retirement will be discussed. Please register.
Monday, October 17 (7-8:30 p.m.) Movie Maker Monday – Ever want to make a movie using just your smartphone? Or learn about how to create better home movies? This series for all ages will show you how. This month’s session: Editing and Finishing Your Movie. Please register.
Tuesday, October 18 (10 a.m.-Noon) Career Transition Center: Networking Effectively – Your network helps you gain information about industries, trends, and new career fields to present yourself effectively to your next employer. Learn how to build and maintain business relationships that will assist you in your job search and your career.
Tuesday, October 18 (2–3 p.m.) The App Review: Productivity Apps – Note taking, Office Suites, calendars, to do lists, and more. Come and learn about popular productivity apps available for your device.
Tuesday, October 18 (7-8:30 p.m.) Pet Grooming 101: Tips and Tricks from a Pet Stylist – Expert groomer and pet stylist Kayte Whitmer, will discuss and demonstrate grooming pets. Please register.
Wednesday, October 19 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) DIY Pet Toys for Charity – Stop by the teen area to make simple and fun toys for pets at the animal shelter! For each toy you make for the animal shelter, you may also make one for your own furry friend. All supplies provided! Grades 7-12 only please! No registration necessary.
Wednesday, October 19 (6-8 p.m.) Stuffed Animal Adoption Event! – Celebrate Customer Appreciation Week with us at our Stuffed Animal Adoption Event! Ages 8 and under. No registration necessary!
Wednesday, October 19 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Doris Gorgas presents: Cemetery Art and Tombstone Inscriptions
Wednesday, October 19 (7-8:30 p.m.) Purrfectly Crazy Cat Lady Party – Are you a cat lover? Then you won’t want to miss this fun filled program to celebrate our feline friends! Please register.
Thursday, October 20 (Noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Busine$$ Lunch & Learn: Using and Managing Social Media for Your Business – Learn to navigate Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and live streaming on Periscope. Examine how productivity apps and smartphone features can be used to organize your life and manage your time. Please register.
Thursday, October 20 (4-5 p.m.) TBD – Celebrate the Day of the Dead with games and a craft. Grades 5-7. No registration required.
Thursday, October 20 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) and Friday, October 21 (9:30 OR 11 a.m.) Connecting for Kids: Teach Me to PlaySM – This program is designed for children ages 3-6 who need help with communication and social skills. Join us for a play-based program designed to model and teach families strategies to improve their child’s social interactions, facilitate communication and manage behavior in a positive way. This program is led by an Early Intervention Specialist in Behavior from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Register at www.connectingforkids.org/register, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 440-250-5563.
Thursday, October 20 (7-8 p.m.) Ask the Trainer – Mike Honan from SIT MEANS SIT Dog Training will bring one or two of his best friends to show people how to get the happy, confident, obedient furry family member they had dreamed of. Please register.
Friday, October 21 (1-2:30 p.m.) Fantastic Fridays – Fantastic Friday is a great day for homeschoolers! Every month we’ll explore a new topic with related activities. Ages 6-12. Registration begins October 14.
Saturday, October 22 (9:15-11:45 a.m.) Secure Paper Shredding – All Ohio Secure Shred will confidentially destroy two boxes of your sensitive documents. Truck will be in the library’s back parking lot.
Saturday, October 22 (2-4 p.m.) Tail Waggin’ Thank You Animal Rescue Fair – Stop by and meet representatives of local animal rescue groups (The Rescue Inn, Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Oasis Animal Shelter, Voices in the Dark, and All Dogs’ Heaven) and learn about the pets available for adoption. Enjoy a complimentary treat from Peace Love and Little Donuts. No registration necessary.
Saturday, October 22 (3-3:45 p.m.) Spook-tacular Candy Houses – It’s time to create your own Halloween candy house! All supplies provided! Registration begins October 15.
Monday, October 24 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Monday, October 24 (1-1:30 p.m.) Yoga Rhyme Time! – This is a perfect way to introduce yoga and practice simple poses with rhymes. Remember to wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Ages 3 1/2 – 5 with a caregiver. No registration required.
Monday, October 24 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Medicare Open Enrollment – Attend this timely presentation to learn more about Medicare Parts A, B, C (Medicare Advantage), Part D (Prescription Drug), Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap), and Medicare Advantage. Learn when to make decisions to ensure coverage and avoid penalties. Registration begins October 1.
Tuesday, October 25 (9:30-10 a.m.) Stories and Signs – Enjoy an interactive storytime while learning a few words in sign language! Ages 0-3, siblings welcome. No registration required.
Tuesday, October 25 (10 a.m. – Noon) Career Transition Center: Hidden Jobs – Competition for published job opportunities is fierce. Learn about the research needed to determine the best job for you and how to find out about positions before they’re advertised.
Tuesday, October 25 (7-8 p.m.) Fun Facts About Latin – Latin was once the dominant language of Italy and later the entire Roman Empire. Learn to speak a few phrases and pick up some trivia along the way. Teens are welcome. Registration begins October 1.
Tuesday, October 25 (7-8 p.m.) De-Clutter Your Closet and Streamline Your Wardrobe – Did you know that most women wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time? Susan Luc from Shop Your Closet returns to teach us how to de-clutter our closets and streamline our wardrobe. Please register.
Wednesday, October 26 (2 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – The October selection is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.
Wednesday, October 26 (7-7:45 p.m.) Family Fun Night – Enjoy some good old-fashioned Halloween stories and rhymes, decorate a trick-or-treat bag, and show off your costume in a library parade! Ages 3-6. Registration begins October 19.
Thursday, October 27 (2–3 p.m.) Travel Club: Hawaii – We’ll visit all four islands, from the beaches to the tops of the volcanos! Please register.
Thursday, October 27 (7-8:30 p.m.) The Skinny on Diet Trends – There are a multitude of diet plans and weight loss programs to choose from. This presentation will offer an overview of popular diets/diet books, including related materials available in the library and online. Registration begins October 1.
Friday, October 28 (10 a.m.-Noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.
Fridays, October 28 (4-5:30 p.m.) Weird(er) Science – Designed to teach fundamental principles in an entertaining format, through demonstrations and activities. This month: National Chemistry Week – Forensics: Solving Mysteries through Chemistry. Grades 5-6. Registration begins one week before each session.
Saturday, October 29 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) ACT Practice Exam – Get ready for test time with an ACT practice exam. Study skills will be discussed and detailed results will be returned to students the following week at the results session. Grades 9-12. Registration begins October 22.
Saturday, October 29 (1-5 p.m.) Craftapalooza – Come to the library and help us clean out our craft closet. A variety of make-it and take-it crafts will be available at the Youth Services desk. No registration required.
To register for any of the programs, please call (440) 871-2600 or visit http://westlakelibrary.evanced.info.