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Below the Rubble: A voice speaks out for Syrian refugees

While perusing my alma mater's University of Connecticut alumni magazine, I was not prepared for the enormous impact of an article written by a Syrian American author. A passionate, smart and gifted writer, Zeyn Joukhadar finds purpose by listening to the voices of Syrian refugees.

Moved by this noble cause, I decided to reach out to Zeyn to explore if he could make time in his busy schedule to visit Cleveland and talk about his debut novel, "The Map of Salt and Stars." To my great surprise, Zeyn enthusiastically accepted the invitation.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:12 AM, 03.19.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, March 28 (4 p.m.) Eye Spy Animals – Let’s look into the eyes of different animals and learn how and what they see.

TEEN

Wednesdays, March 20, 27 and April 3 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

Saturday, March 30 (2 p.m.) Raspberry Pi Basics – Learn to build and program electronic circuits using a Raspberry Pi microcomputer in this introductory class.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:11 AM, 03.19.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

As we get ready to cheer on the Cleveland Indians for another baseball season, the Bay Village branch library will welcome author Scott Longert on Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. to talk about the history of the Indians and his book, "Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the PreWar Years, 1937-1941." A book sale and signing will take place after the presentation.

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Tuesday, March 5 (6:30 p.m.) One School, One Book Family Night – Drop in for activities related to the Normandy Elementary School "One School, One Book" selection. Registration required.  

Saturday, March 9 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:56 AM, 03.05.2019

March events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, March 20 and 27 (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, March 20 (3:45-5 p.m.) Tween Scene – Drop in after school to play board games and video games with your friends. Snacks will be provided. For students in grades 5-6.

Wednesdays, March 20 and 27 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, March 21 and 28 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – John Noble presents "Using City Directories in Your Family Research."

Thursday, March 21 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Marketing Basics – Getting and keeping customers is the most important and difficult task facing any business. Wise allocation of resources is essential. Learn general marketing principles and terminology. Please register.

Thursday, March 21 (Preschool session, 6:30 p.m.) and Friday, March 22 (Preschool session, 9:30 a.m. and Toddler Session, 11:30 a.m.) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. The program is led by an early intervention specialist and speech-language pathologist. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or by phone: 440-570-5908.

Thursdays, March 21 and 28 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.

Friday, March 22 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:56 AM, 03.05.2019

Get ready for baseball season with WPPL's Baseball Extravaganza!

Get ready for another season of America’s favorite pastime by spending the afternoon at Westlake Porter Public Library’s Baseball Extravaganza on Saturday, March 16, from 1-4 p.m.

The Extravaganza will include appearances by local mascots, a baseball-themed storytime, popcorn and a presentation by Jonathan Knight! Knight is the author of 10 books on Cleveland sports with a reputation as “one of the most articulate and devoted sportswriters in Ohio,” according to the Akron Beacon Journal. This family-friendly program is for all ages, and no registration is required.

For more information, please call the library at 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:54 AM, 03.05.2019

See Monica Robins and The Whiskey Kings at Porter Library

Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings have been rocking Cleveland since 1998 and they’ll rock Westlake Porter Public Library on Sunday, March 10, from 2-3 p.m.

The band, which features the classic rock hits of the last four decades, has opened for legendary acts such as Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, South Side Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Temptations, Eddie Money and Hall and Oates. They feature Monica Robins on lead vocals, the tasty licks of lead guitarist Ken Cali, the smooth bass of Brian McDonald, the dulcet tones of Steve Revay playing the keys, the rhythm of Deke Kumler on drums and the sultry lead and backup vocals of Luther Smith.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:54 AM, 03.05.2019

Free digital entertainment with your WPPL card

Winter’s polar blast have you trapped inside? Did you know your Westlake Porter Public Library card gives you access to hours and hours of free digital media content through Hoopla, Kanopy, Acorn TV and Stingray Qello?

All these streaming services are available online or via apps for your mobile devices. Each requires a simple account setup attached to your WPPL card to access a variety of TV shows, movies, documentaries and digital books and music.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:03 AM, 02.19.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (3:15 p.m.) Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Ages 2-5: Join us for a stuffed animal sleepover party for stories, crafts and activities when you pick up your favorite stuffed friend. One stuffed animal per child.

Thursday, Feb. 21 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Julie – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

Saturday, Feb. 23 (10 a.m.) Wonderful World of Bubbles – Prepare to be amazed at this spectacular show! You won’t believe your eyes as the Bubble Lady herself creates bubbles like you’ve never seen before!

Monday, March 4 (11 a.m.) Homeschool: Spray Bottle Art – Spray your boredom away! Make your own spray bottle silhouette art of your favorite cartoon or book character.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:01 AM, 02.19.2019

Learn how to improve your brain's health

Dr. Casen DeMaria of the Drugless Doctors will share what you can do to keep your brain healthy on Tuesday, March 12, from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library. At this dynamic and fun workshop attendees will learn what they can do naturally to help their brains function at peak, no matter their age. Registration is required.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 9:58 AM, 02.19.2019

February events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Feb. 19 (7-9 p.m.) Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Man Who Stood Up to Hitler – Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Protestant minister and German theologian who came of age between the two World Wars. His writings reflect the increasing alarm as he watched his fellow Germans believe the lies of the National Socialists, turning anger into madness. A lone voice that stood up to Hitler. What message do his words hold for us today? Please register.

Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and 27 (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.

Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and 27 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, February 21 and 28 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (7-8:30 p.m.) Recycling: Current and Future Technologies – Recycling is a lot more than sorting out bottles, paper and cans. Join Dr. Joel Keller as he teaches us all about the processes of recycling. What can be recycled? How do our communities currently handle recycling? Do those blue and green bins at the end of the driveway really work? And going forward, what are some recycling systems we can look to in the future? Please register.

Thursday, Feb. 21 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Financial Statement Basics – Learn what financial statements are, why they are important, and how they are used in the process of running a business. Good bookkeeping and financial management are critical to the health of a business. Please register.

Thursdays, Feb. 21 and 28 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.

Thursday, Feb. 21 (6:30 p.m., Preschool session) and Friday, Feb. 22 (9:30 a.m., Preschool session; 11:30 a.m., Toddler Session) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or call 440-570-5908.

Friday, Feb. 22 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems and show off.

Friday, Feb. 22 (10-10:30 a.m.) Little Hands Art – Nurture your child’s creative side with this hands-on program featuring a story, craft and music. For children ages 3-5 and their caregiver. Please register.

Saturday, Feb. 23 (1-2:30 p.m.) Grants for Children with Special Needs – Would you like to apply for a grant to help fund your child’s therapies, camps or equipment needs but aren’t sure where to begin? Join Julie K. Robie of Community Fund Management Foundation (CFMF) as she takes participants step-by-step through the process of applying for CFMF Accessibility Grants and CFMF Education, Therapy, and Services Grants. Also, Amy Clawson of Ohio Family 2 Family will present how to create your child’s medical summary and how to write a vision statement to supplement your grant applications and other uses. Families are encouraged to bring a laptop or other device to begin their application. To register visit connectingforkids.org/register or call 440-570-5908.

Saturday, Feb. 23 (2-4 p.m.) Carry Out Crafts – Stop by the Youth Services Department to see our featured craft. We have all the supplies you’ll need to create something fantastic!

Saturday, Feb. 23 (3-5 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otakus and newbies are welcome! Grades 7 to adult.

Sunday, Feb. 24 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills or learn how to play the game. Recommended for ages 6+, but all ages are welcome. If you have a chess set, please bring it with you.

Monday, Feb. 25 (12:30-1:30 p.m.) Senior Storytime: LoveNotes – Join us for short stories read by librarians that will warm your heart with love and happiness. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish! Please register.

Monday, Feb. 25 (2-3 p.m.) 19th Century Mourning Rituals – Lysa Stanton of the Westlake Historical Society will discuss 19th-century mourning rituals and how our ancestors understood the grieving process. Some of these rituals may sound familiar to us and many will strike us as a little out of the ordinary. Please register.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 9:55 AM, 02.05.2019

Friends of Porter Public Library present 'Nobody Does Sinatra Like Sonata'

The Friends of Porter Public Library will present Frank Sinatra tribute artist Michael Sonata at the library on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2-3 p.m. Sonata’s performance is part of the “Sunday Sounds” series, and will be cabaret-style with a free luncheon served.

Sonata is one of the most sought-after Sinatra tribute artists in the country. His vocal styling and presence is second only to the legend himself. From concert halls to corporate events, Sonata brings the sights, sounds and simple sophistication of “Old Blue Eyes” live to the stage.

Seating for the luncheon will begin at 1:30. Seating is limited, so please register by calling 440-871-2600 or visiting westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 9:54 AM, 02.05.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Monday, Feb. 18 (7 p.m.) STEAM On: Chain Reactions – Grades 3-4: Join us for a hands-on STEAM program. Build a chain and see what happens.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (3:15 p.m.) Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Ages 2-5: Join us for a stuffed animal sleepover party for stories, crafts and activities when you pick up your favorite stuffed friend. One stuffed animal per child.

Thursday, Feb. 21 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Julie – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

Thursday, Feb. 7(3 p.m.) Write On! – Grades 5-8: Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing.

Saturday, Feb. 16 (9:30 a.m.) SAT Practice Test – Grades 8-12: Take a timed SAT practice test administered by Sylvan Learning Center of Westlake. Teens should bring three No. 2 pencils and a non-phone graphing calculator. Receive your results on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and discuss the exam. Registration required.

ADULT

Friday, Feb. 8 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for this monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's title, "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones, is available at the library and BAYarts.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (7 p.m.) Six Deadly Scandals at Versailles: Louis & Marie Antoinette – Hear the scandals that put the final nails in the coffin of the French empire. Be the judge and jury in the infamous Diamond Necklace Affair. Guilty or not? 

Please register to attend the featured programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392, or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 9:55 AM, 02.05.2019

Discover steps for starting your own business at Porter Library

Are you interested in starting your own business but don’t know how to take your idea from concept to reality? Find out in a five-part series, "Simple Steps for Starting Your Business," at Westlake Porter Public Library. This comprehensive workshop series will help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path.

The two-hour hands-on workshops are scheduled on five consecutive Monday evenings starting on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m., and cover Start-up Basics, Business Concept, Marketing Plan, Financial Projections, and Funding Sources. Commit to all five workshops to bring your business idea to fruition.

To register, call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 9:53 AM, 02.05.2019

Library, city will partner on StoryWalk at Westlake Rec Center

Westlake Porter Public Library and the City of Westlake are partnering to provide a StoryWalk at the Westlake Recreation Center. A StoryWalk is an interactive way for young readers and their caregivers to enjoy reading and nature at the same time.

Laminated pages from a children’s picture book will be displayed on special posts along a trail on the Recreation Center grounds. As you stroll down the trail you will be directed toward the next page of the story. StoryWalks engage young readers and are a great way to practice active reading skills.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:06 AM, 01.22.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Gather your book club friends and come join us at the Bay Village branch library on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of the movie "Book Club." Enjoy watching this comedy film and come hear about recommended reads for book groups. Refreshments will also be provided.

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Jan. 24 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Molly – Grades 2-4: Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

ADULT

Friday, Feb. 8 (10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for this monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's title, "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones, is available at the library and BAYarts.

Please register to attend the featured programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392, or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:10 AM, 01.22.2019

Late January events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30 (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, Jan. 16 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Sherry Minn will present "Finding Your Ancestors in Cuyahoga County Records."

Wednesday, Jan. 16 (7-7:30 p.m.) Mix-It-Up! – Use your senses as we have fun playing and discovering! Ages 4-6. Please register.

Thursday, Jan. 17 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) Crafty Adults – Create art of your own based on the work of a famous artist or holiday. Specifically for ages 18 and up with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Bring your own lunch from 12-1 p.m. after the program!

Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24 and 31 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.

Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24 and 31 (6:30-8 p.m.) and Wednesdays, January 23 and 30 (4-5:30 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 17 (Preschool session, 6:30 p.m.) and Friday, Jan. 18 (Preschool session, 9:30 a.m.; Toddler session, 11:30 a.m.) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. Register at connectingforkids.org/register, or by phone: 440-250-5563. 

Friday, Jan. 18 (4-5 p.m.) Got Science? – Join us as we delve into the world of science. This month’s topic: Winter Science! Grades 1 and 2. Please register.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:10 AM, 01.22.2019

Learn what to expect from the economy in 2019

Former U.S. Department of the Treasury senior economist Dr. Kevin Jacques will examine what to expect for the U.S. economy in 2019 during the Monday, Jan. 21, Investors’ Interest Group program at Westlake Porter Public Library.

His presentation will include a discussion of Federal Reserve interest rate policy, inflation, economic growth and the political economy, with an eye toward the implications for individual investor stock and bond portfolios.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:49 AM, 01.08.2019

Join Porter Library's adult winter reading program

Looking for a way to while away the long, cold month of January? Pick up a book and join Westlake Porter Public Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program! For every book read from Jan. 6 through Feb. 2 participants can complete an entry for a chance to win one of four weekly prizes.

Entries can be completed at the library’s Ask Us and Circulation Desks, or online at westlakelibrary.beanstack.org. Read as many or as few books as you like – you can enter for every book you complete!

The program is open to adults 18 and over, and no registration is required.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:49 AM, 01.08.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Dan Ruminski returns to the Bay Village branch library on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. to talk about Francis Drury, who turned his love of theater into a reality called the Cleveland Play House. He'll discuss how Drury achieved his wealth, why he and his wife, Julia, suddenly abandoned their home in Cleveland, and what role Cleveland society played in that decision. You'll learn about his building of one of the last and most fabulous mansions on Millionaires’ Row and his desire for more space resulting in the building of his Cedar Hill Farm, known today as Gilmour Academy. This program is presented in collaboration with the Bay Village Historical Society and sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch. 

CHILDREN

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Jan. 10 (3 p.m.) Write On! – Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing. Registration required.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:53 AM, 01.08.2019

Early January events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, Jan. 9 and 16 (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. Arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesdays, Jan. 9 and 16 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Jan. 10 and 17 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 10 (10-11:30 a.m.) Intro to Smartphones – Learn the basics of using smartphones, such as screen brightness, wi-fi settings, adding apps and more. If bringing your device, please bring all account passwords. Please register.

Thursday, Jan. 10 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursday, Jan. 10 (2-3:30 p.m.) Great Decisions Discussion Program on World Affairs – Discuss critical global issues facing America today. At the beginning of each month a copy of the article may be picked up at the Ask Us Desk to be read prior to the meeting. Please register.

Thursdays, Jan. 10 and 17 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Please register.

Friday, Jan. 11 (9:30 and 10:30 a.m.) and Saturday, Jan. 12 (9:30 and 10:30 a.m.) Music Therapy & More – For families and their children (ages 0-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Join us for a hands-on program designed to teach families how to use music to improve their child’s motor, communication and social skills as well as behavior. Siblings (ages 0-6 years) may also attend but must register separately. Each session is 30 minutes. For more information and to register, visit connectingforkids.org/music or call 440-570-5908.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:51 AM, 01.08.2019

Friends of Porter Public Library's annual meeting to feature musician Bill March

The Friends of Porter Public Library’s annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20, will feature musician Bill March. The meeting and performance will take place at the library (27333 Center Ridge Road) from 2-3 p.m.

March is a veteran of the Cleveland music scene. He has played solo and with a countless number of bands including The Raspberries in a career spanning over three decades. He has played with many local favorite recording artists such as Jonah Koslen (Stage Pass Now, Breathless, Michael Stanley Band), Wally Bryson (Raspberries), and was also a founding member of Beau Coup. His performance will take attendees back to the singer/songwriter era.

No registration is required.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:48 AM, 01.08.2019

Aging in place ... on a budget!

Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio will give a presentation at Westlake Porter Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 11:00 a.m. Learn about accessibility basics in various areas of the home. This program is focused on solutions that help increase safety and efficiency. Also includes costs, resources and working with contractors. Please register in person, call the library at 440-871-2600, or visit westlakelibrary.org

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:48 AM, 01.08.2019

Upcoming programs at Bay Branch Library

As we get ready to celebrate the arrival of 2019, the staff of the Bay Village branch library would like to thank you for your patronage this past year.

Our library will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Our digital collection is always open, so don't forget to browse our ebook, emagazine, movie and music titles.

CHILDREN

Our weekly storytimes will start back up on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Please see the schedule below for days and times.

Weekly Storytimes:

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, Jan. 5 (2 p.m.) Family Movie – Join us for a special screening of a popular movie. Bring a blanket and pillow or sleeping bag. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program.

Monday, Jan. 7 (11 a.m.) Homeschool: Pioneer Life – Grades 3-6: Explore pioneer times through activities and building a log cabin. Registration required.

Saturday, Jan. 10 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Join us for stories and a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library. 

TEEN

Wednesdays, Dec. 19 and Jan. 9  (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more!

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Volume 10, Issue 24, Posted 10:05 AM, 12.18.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Storytimes at the Bay Village branch library are on hiatus for the month of December. Please join us again in January for our weekly storytimes. Through Dec. 22, children can stop by to make a seasonal craft to take home.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 (7 p.m.) Mad Scientists: Snow – Grades K-2: Join us for a hands-on science program. Learn about polymers as we make our own snow. Registration required.

Friday, Dec. 7 (10 a.m.) Block Party – Ages 2-5: Come build with us! We will supply the building bricks and you bring the imagination.

Saturday, Dec. 8 (10 a.m.) Preschool STEAM – Join us for a hands-on science program. Learn about polymers as we make our own snow.

Monday, Dec. 10 (7 p.m.) STEAM On: Let it Glow – Grades 3-4: Join us for a hands-on STEAM program. Use paper circuits to light up a holiday card.

Thursday, Dec. 13 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Rebecca – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

Thursday, Dec. 6 (3 p.m.) Write On! – Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing. Registration required.

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Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:24 AM, 12.04.2018

Porter Library to present 'Thank You Notes: One a Day for A Year'

Without really knowing why, Glenn Blair decided to write a thank you note a day for a year ... to friends, celebrities and strangers. He soon discovered the reason he had to write the letters, along with a number of powerful positive lessons, and some surprising responses and reactions during this 365-day project.

Glenn will share his amazing story when Westlake Porter Public Library presents "Thank You Notes: One A Day for a Year," on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7-8 p.m. Registration is required. To do so please call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:20 AM, 12.04.2018

Experience virtual reality at Porter Library

Learn about and experience Virtual Reality at Westlake Porter Public Library on Monday, Dec. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. with "Maker Monday: Virtual Reality." Attendees will learn about and have the opportunity to defend a castle, explore space and even encounter a whale with their own smartphones via Google Cardboard and the high-tech HTC Vive!

For more information or to register, please call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info.

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Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:20 AM, 12.04.2018

December events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesday, Dec. 5 (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, Dec. 5 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Dec. 6 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Calling all horror film fans: Join us for another creepy classic from the vault ... if you dare! New members are always welcome, but children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 (6:30-7:45 p.m.) How to Manage Personal Collections Like a Pro – Do you want to learn more about how to care for your family’s heirlooms and other treasures? Get an introductory lesson from Jennifer Souers Chevraux, principal at Illumine Creative Solutions. Jennifer will walk participants through the basics of collections care at home. Please register.

Thursday, Dec. 6 (10-11:30 a.m.) Intro to Smartphones – Learn the basics of using smartphones, such as screen brightness, wi-fi settings, adding apps and more! If bringing your device, please bring all account passwords. Please register.

Thursday, Dec. 6 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursdays, Dec. 6 and 13 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.

Thursday, Dec. 6 (7-8 p.m.) Finding Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate School – Foundation Center’s Sara Krane and Natalie Jemiola-Wilson will discuss foundation support and other sources of financial aid for students in higher education. Learn how to research private scholarships and hear about available funding opportunities for students. Please register.

Saturday, Dec. 8 (10-11:30 a.m.) What Is Cloud Computing – Discover how Google products, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, and other cloud-based services can make your life easier. Please register.

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Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:34 AM, 11.20.2018

Talk to focus on Cleveland's civil rights history

Westlake Porter Public Library will present a talk by author James Robenalt about Cleveland’s unique place in civil rights history on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is required.

Based on Robenalt’s book "Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland," the talk will cover the Glenville Riots, visits to the city by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X (including his iconic “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech), the election of Carl Stokes as the first black mayor of a major American city, Bobby Kennedy’s “Mindless Menace of Violence” speech delivered here, and how all of these played into national politics at the time and still affect society and politics today.

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Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:33 AM, 11.20.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

As we head into the holiday season, you'll definitely want to take a look at the Cuyahoga County Public Library's Great Books for Kids – a collection of books, apps, toys and gift ideas recommended by CCPL librarians. A list is available at ccplgreatbooksforkids.org.

The library will be closing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23.

CHILDREN

Storytimes will be on hiatus during the month of December.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Monday, Dec. 3 (11 a.m.) Homeschool: Sticky Science – Grades 3-6: We will build free-standing Eiffel towers out of gum drops and spaghetti. Registration required.

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Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:36 AM, 11.20.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Nov. 15 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Kit (Grades 2-6) – Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 14 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more! 

ADULT

Friday, Nov. 16 ( 10 a.m.) BAYarts Book Discussion – Join friends, neighbors and library staff for this monthly book discussion on the BAYarts campus. This month's title, "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas, is available at the library and BAYarts one month before the discussion.

Please register to attend the featured programs online at cuyahogalibrary.org, call us at 440-871-6392, or stop in to the library at 502 Cahoon Road and register with a librarian.

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Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 10:02 AM, 11.06.2018

Learn 'how-to' at Westlake Porter Public Library

If you’ve ever wondered “how-to” do something, Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2-4 p.m. may be your chance to find out! Instructors will show attendees how to perform a variety of tasks, skills and crafts in brief presentations throughout Westlake Porter Public Library’s meeting rooms during the library’s first How-To Festival. The open house-style event will cover how to make smoothies, origami, composting, 3D printing, making pop-up books, knitting, panning for gold, and much more. No registration is necessary.

For more information about the How-To Festival, call 440-871-2600 or visit westlakelibrary.org/node/6376.

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Volume 10, Issue 20, Posted 10:05 AM, 10.16.2018

November events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Nov. 20 (7-7:30 p.m.) Bedtime Stories – Put on your pajamas and join Mrs. K. as we unwind at the end of the day with stories, songs, fingerplays and other activities. This month: Goodnight, Trucks. Ages 4-6. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Library closes at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving Day: Library closed

Saturday, Nov. 24 (10:30-11 a.m.) Mother Goose On the Loose! – An interactive storytime featuring simple books, rhymes, songs and movement. For ages birth-3 years old with a caregiver.

Sunday, Nov. 25 (2-3 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club – Samantha Parkington, an orphan living during the early 1900s is compassionate and kind. Her friends consider her a “life saver” because she’s “all heart and ready to help others.” We’ll discuss these qualities while playing games and making a craft. Ages 6-11. Please register.

Sunday, Nov. 25 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills or learn how to play the game. Recommended for ages 6+, but all ages are welcome. If you have a chess set, please bring it with you.

Monday, Nov. 26 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Monday, Nov. 26 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? We have computers, video games, board games, snacks and more! For grades 7-12 only.

Monday, Nov. 26 (4-5 p.m.) Tween Code Club – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-8. Registration begins one week before each session.

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Volume 10, Issue 20, Posted 10:10 AM, 10.16.2018

Porter Library receives award from United Cerebral Palsy Center

Westlake Porter Public Library has been honored with a Community Partner Award from the United Cerebral Palsy Center of Greater Cleveland. The Community Partner Award recognizes an individual or organization that has excelled in partnering with UCP to advance its mission and serve the interests of people with special needs.

In her nomination letter, UCP Activities and Training Manager Amy Vedova said, “The library is more than just a place to go for information and resources for the individuals we support; it is a place where they feel welcomed, encouraged, and are viewed as contributing members of and active partners in their community with a purpose!”

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Volume 10, Issue 20, Posted 10:05 AM, 10.16.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

"The Wolf Man," "The Bride of Frankenstein," "Creature from the Black Lagoon" – these horror movies from Hollywood's Golden Age catapulted the characters to cult status. On Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m., Largely Literary Theater presents lighthearted sketches, props and costume pieces to explore Hollywood's Golden Age of Horror. Join us for a monstrous good time that shows how famous film fiends became beloved characters. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. There will also be a book signing featuring many of Mark Dawidziak's horror-centric titles. You won't want to miss this fun program just in time for Halloween!

CHILDREN

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, Oct. 24 (7 p.m.) National Chemistry Week: Chemistry is out of this World! – Grades 2-6: Come join us for fun, hands-on activities that let you get close to the action! Be prepared to get in and get messy. Led by volunteers from the American Chemical Society. Registration required.

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Volume 10, Issue 20, Posted 10:10 AM, 10.16.2018

October events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10 and 17 (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, Oct. 3 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogy Society Help Session – Please join the genealogy group for an informal walk-in help session.

Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10 and 17 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11 and 18 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Calling all horror film fans: Join us for another creepy classic from the vault ... if you dare! New members are always welcome, but children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 (7-7:45 p.m.) Mix-It-Up! – Let’s mix it up with pumpkins and apples at our exploration stations! Use your senses as we have fun playing and discovering! Ages 4-6. Please register.

Thursday, Oct. 4 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11 and 18 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.

Friday, Oct. 5 (4-5 p.m.) Got Science? – Join us as we delve into the world of science. This month’s topic: Spooky Science! Grades 1 and 2. Please register.

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Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:56 AM, 10.02.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

The Cleveland Museum of Art joins us at the Bay Village branch library on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. to present their program, "Cool Knights: Armor from the European Middle Ages and Renaissance." Adult participants will explore the Middle Ages and Renaissance through actual museum artifacts – the armor and weaponry of the Medieval and Renaissance knight.

CHILDREN

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Oct. 4 (4 p.m.) Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Join us for transportation stories, songs and activities!

Friday, Oct. 5 (10 a.m.) Play, Learn and Grow – Children ages birth to 3 years old will play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group atmosphere while parents meet and learn from community health experts.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10 and 17 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Hang out with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, technology and more!

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Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:56 AM, 10.02.2018

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

As we prepare for the upcoming colder temperatures and the leaves get ready to fall, it's time to start thinking about cleaning up your garden and getting it ready for the winter weather. Join us at the Bay Village branch library on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. as the Master Gardeners present "Putting Your Garden to Bed." Learn what chores to do to make your gardening easier come springtime.

CHILDREN

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Sept. 20 (4 p.m.) American Girl: Caroline – Grades 2-4: Learn about the times and cultures represented by the dolls. Feel free to bring your doll to the program if you have one.

Thursday, Oct. 4 (4 p.m.) Trains, Planes and Automobiles – Join us for transportation stories, songs and activities!

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Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:10 AM, 09.18.2018

CCPL and city to host Bay library engagement sessions

Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) and the City of Bay Village want to hear from Bay Village residents. We will be co-hosting four community engagement sessions to gather input for the new Bay Village branch library project. To date we have gathered feedback from the public in 2017 and from more than 600 survey respondents this year. Now we are hoping for strong participation in these final four community engagement sessions.

We are reserving one session specifically for students because we want to give the youth who use the library the opportunity to share their perspectives. The final session will serve as a “capstone” meeting, where participants in the three previous sessions may come together to share their feedback from the previous sessions.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:11 AM, 09.05.2018

September events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, Sept. 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.

Wednesdays, Sept. 19 and 26 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, September 20 and 27 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19 (6:30-8:45 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogical Society – Liz Pearson will speak about "English and Welsh Parish Records, 1538-1837."

Thursday, Sept. 20 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Business Law – This seminar will cover the legal topics that most entrepreneurs and business owners will encounter in the start-up and running of their businesses. Attendees will learn about business start-up issues, doing business with a partner, lease review, general contract matters and general intellectual property issues. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to his/her business. Please register.

Thursdays, Sept. 20 and 27 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.

Thursday, Sept. 20 (Preschool session: 6:30 p.m.) and Friday, Sept. 21 (Preschool session: 9:30 a.m. and Toddler Session: 11:30 a.m.) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. Each themed session offers a variety of engaging individual, small and whole group activities. Led by an experienced early intervention specialist and speech-language pathologist. To register, call 440-250-5563 or visit connectingforkids.org.

Friday, Sept. 21 (3:30-4:15 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Dinosaur Discovery – Join Mrs. K as we explore the wonders of our world. What happened to the dinosaurs? We’ll answer that question and more. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple fossil to take home. Ages 4-6. Please register.

Saturday, Sept. 22 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! – A fun morning of Pokemon-themed play, prizes, and crafts! Ages 6-11.

Saturday, Sept. 22 (1-4 p.m.) WPPL Health Fair – Learn more about your health and how to stay healthy at all ages. You’ll have a chance to participate in three different programs (registration required), get health screenings (vision, blood pressure and stroke risk assessment), and visit with area health organizations. Registration required for programs only.

Saturday, Sept. 22 (1-1:30 p.m.) Yoga with Inner Bliss Yoga Studio – Join us for a free yoga class. Presented as part of the WPPL Health Fair. Please register.

Saturday, Sept. 22 (1:30-2:30 p.m.) Healthy Living for Brain and Body – For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association as part of the WPPL Health Fair. Please register.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:15 AM, 09.05.2018

Health fair at Porter Library

A health fair will be held at Westlake Porter Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m. Attend a program, visit with local organizations, and get a screening. Enter to win a free 30-day membership to the West Shore Family YMCA or a Fitbit.  

Attending organizations include:

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, Aetna/Medicare, Alzheimer's Association, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, Connecting for Kids, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Drugless Doctors, Gathering Place, Hospice of the Western Reserve, National Alliance on Mental Illness, University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Community Outreach, West Shore Family YMCA, and Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.

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Volume 10, Issue 16, Posted 8:46 AM, 08.21.2018