Westlake Porter Public Library’s Late January Calendar of Events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late January, 2021 calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates.

Monday, January 18 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Teen Craft Pick Up – Come to the Drive-Up Window to pick up a craft kit while supplies last. Grades 7-12.

Monday, January 18 (3-4 p.m.) Kids in the Kitchen (Live) – Pick up a recipe kit starting January 11, then tune into the live kitchen demo on January 18! Registering to pick up supplies on January 11 also registers you for the ZOOM program. An email must be provided so you can receive ZOOM information on the day of the meeting. For children ages 8-12 with special needs and peers who may not be successful in a typical hands-on program. If your child has food allergies, please contact the Youth Services Department at 440-250-5471. Each simple recipe is presented with minimal steps and uses inexpensive, easy-to-find tools and ingredients.

Monday, January 18 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors Interest Group (Live) – Join us on ZOOM for Investing in Uncertain Times with George Dagnino, Ph.D. Dagnino has published three books on investing. He was 2009 Market Timer of the Year and is editor of The Peter Dag Portfolio since 1977. He has managed $4 Billion for a large Fortune 500 corporation. Please register. You must provide your email address to receive the ZOOM invitation on the day of the program.

Tuesdays, January 19 and 26 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, January 27 (6:30-7 p.m.) Family Storytime (Live) – Join us on ZOOM for an interactive storytime featuring books, rhymes, songs and movement. For families with children up to 2-6, siblings welcome. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions on the day of the program.

Tuesday, January 19 (7-8 p.m.) Bodyweight Burn – Join us on Zoom as Natalie Gonzales leads a boot camp style fitness class that can be modified for both beginners and experts! This total body class uses a combination of calisthenics (a form of body weight training as a way to build strength!) and a mix of high intensity cardio to improve your endurance and show you just what incredible feats your body is capable of. All levels are welcome, as the movements can be modified for any level participant to enjoy. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Tuesday, January 19 (7-8 p.m.) Currently Reading (Live) – Bring a book to rave about or find your next favorite! An open discussion for Teens in grades 7-12 who love to read. Registration begins one week before each session. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.

Wednesday, January 20 (11-11:30 a.m.) Preschoolers Rock! (Live) – Join Miss Nancy on social media as we have fun singing songs and using instruments to keep to the beat of the music! This month we’ll share ideas for making shakers from everyday items! Ages 3-5.

Wednesday, January 20 (Noon-1 p.m.) Accelerating Growth with New Business Development, Part 2 (Live) – Kelly Lawrence, Founder and CEO of Lawrence Innovation shows us how great interviewing leads to better customer insights and engagement which leads to superior new products and services … then ultimately rapid, profitable, sustainable growth. This is the second part of a 3-part series presented by Cleveland SCORE. Please register. You will need to provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Wednesday, January 20 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion (Live) – This month’s book is The Guest Book by Sarah Blake. Please note that this monthly discussion will take place on the THIRD Wednesday of the month from now on. Discussion will be held via Zoom. Please register. An email must be provided to receive ZOOM instructions.

Thursdays, January 21 and 28 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club – Love Roblox? Then WPPL has a club for you! We have some private servers set up for Tweens in grades 4-6 to hang out with their friends and enjoy some of the most popular games via Zoom. Please register.

Thursday, January 21 (7-8:30 p.m.) Business Legal Series (Live) – SCORE Cleveland is offering this free presentation on Human Resources. Please register. You will need to provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Fridays, January 22 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Got Science? Supply Pick Up – Join Got Science? as we experiment with electricity! Got Science? kits will be available beginning January 22. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Grades 1 & 2. Registering for the supply pick up will also register you for the ZOOM event on January 29 at 4 p.m. Registration begins January 15. Participants must provide an email address to receive ZOOM instructions. ZOOM invite will be sent the day of the event.

Monday, January 25 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Kinder Club – Pick up your packet at the Youth Services Desk on or after January 25. Each bag will contain multiple early literacy concepts that will be featured weekly on our Kinder Club Blog. Ages 4-6 While supplies last.

Wednesday, January 27 (Noon-1 p.m.) Accelerating Growth with New Business Development, Part 3 (Live) – Kelly Lawrence, Founder and CEO of Lawrence Innovation will talk about how to engage customers with virtual interviews. During the pandemic, travel has become a challenge for many of us. Customer may not be willing to open their doors to suppliers in an effort to keep essential workers safe and able to continue production. Many of our customers are working from home. Kelly Lawrence is also an associate consultant for Smithers, a subject matter expert for Cleveland SCORE, and a widely recognized marketing expert who truly understands industrial B2B. This is the last of a 3-part series presented by Cleveland SCORE. Please register. You will need to provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Wednesday, January 27 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group (Live) – An online meet up for teens in grades 7-12. This is an hour to just write, with the last 15 minutes reserved for any writer in need of some group brainstorming. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.

Wednesday, January 27 (8-9 p.m.) Discovery Box for Teens Sign Up – A personalized subscription box services for teens in grades 7-12. Each box will include a book, a paper craft, a mystery snack and a few other surprises! After signing up you’ll receive a survey to help us personalize your box to your taste. Pick up takes place February 3-5.

Thursday, January 28 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Harry Potter Book Night Supply Pick-up – Celebrate the magic and wonder of the 7th Annual Harry Potter Book Night! Supply kits are available to pick up at the library beginning January 28. All ages. Registration begins January 21. Registering for a kit also registers you for the Zoom celebration on February 4 from 7-8 p.m. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.

Thursday, January 28 (7-8:30 p.m.) Business Legal Series (Live) – SCORE Cleveland is offering this free presentation on Business Insurance. Please register. You will need to provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Saturday, January 30 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge Supply Pick Up – Pick up your Mystery STEAM Bag Supplies at the Drive-Up Window on or after January 2. Each bag contains mystery craft materials and a challenge card. Use the materials to complete the design challenge and share with us on Zoom! Grades 1 and 2. Please register; registering to pick up materials also registers you for the Zoom event on February 6 at 11 a.m.

Saturday, January 30 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun (Live) – Join Miss Rachel for a virtual Pokemon ZOOM meeting! We will play a guess that Pokemon game and have time for show and tell. Feel free to bring a favorite Pokemon card or toy for show and tell! Registration begins January 23. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.

Saturday, January 30 (1-2:30 p.m.) Medicare Ins and Outs (LIVE) – Do you need accurate, unbiased information about Medicare? Attend a Zoom presentation by OSHIIP, the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, to learn the “ins and outs” of Medicare. Please register. Once registered you will receive an email containing instructions for joining us via Zoom.

Sunday, January 31 (1-5 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club Pick-Up – A Valentine’s Day Fun supply kit will be available in the Youth Services Department beginning January 31. Ages 6-10. Registration begins January 24. Registering will also register you for the ZOOM event on February 7 from 2-2:30 p.m. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Participants must provide an email address to receive ZOOM instructions, which will be sent the day of the event.

To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.

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