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Maker Club: Arduino, July 15, 7pm

Photo of an Arduino Uno microcontroller and the Arduino logoWhat is an Arduino? It’s a microcontroller board used to control electronics!

Wednesday, July 15
7:00-8:30 pm
Computer Lab

Come and see the "hacks" that have been made with it, and in the meantime, try out our own Arduino for free back by the Reference Desk.

Register online or call 440-250-5460. Only 12 spaces available.

Who Lived Here? July 21, 7pm

Photo of an ancient arrowheadKaren Lakus, Historical Interpreter for the Cleveland Metroparks, will present a program on the prehistoric people who once inhabited Northeast Ohio.

Tuesday, July 21
7:00-8:00 pm
Porter Room

Register online or call 440-250-5460.

Watch the Stuffed Animal Sleepover

There was a Stuffed Animal Sleepover in the Children's Department on June 17. Those stuffed animals know how to party! Check out the Kidspace page or go to YouTube to see just what they were up to.

Photo of stuffed animals with caption: Group picture in the book shelves after everyone arrived.

Out of the Ordinary Picnic Foods, July 23, 7pm

Gazpacho (4826276524).jpgSusan Aldrich returns to WPPL Adult Summer Reading to share extraordinary picnic foods. She will demonstrate blender skills while making a cold gazpacho soup. Also included in her presentation will be how to make an elegant Hawaiian chicken salad and a peanut butter granola bar. Come learn, taste and get the recipes.

Register online or call 440-250-5460 for more information.

Thursday, July 23
7:00-8:30 pm
Porter Meeting Room

New Online Fitness, Health and Nutrition Service

Image reads GymAmerica Diet, Nutrition and Fitness online resources for our library!As you may have seen in Reference Services's blog, Westlake Porter Public Library—in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books—is launching GymAmerica, a comprehensive online fitness, health and nutrition service designed to help library patrons get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle.

With GymAmerica, patrons have access to exclusive and build-your-own fitness and diet programs. Over 1,200 exercises with instructional videos are available, along with a 40,000+ food database and recipe finder and maker. Patrons can monitor their progress with easy-to-use diet, nutrition and workout trackers, as well as an iPhone® App for real-time tracking. GymAmerica is like having your own personal trainer and nutritionist, available for free through your library.

Geocaching Treasure Hunt (Intro) July 28, 7pm

Geocaching logoTo help kick off Science Week, we're hiding a geocache at the library! Use your phone's GPS and solve clues to find a "treasure."

If you've never been geocaching before, attend this introductory program to find out how to do it! You will need to bring a GPS-enabled smartphone or a handheld GPS device.

Tuesday, July 28
7:00-8:30 pm
Computer Lab

Register online or call (440) 250-5460.

Open Technology Training Lab

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Come to the Westlake Porter Public Library Computer Lab. The computers in the lab offer Windows 8.1, Office 2013 and Adobe Photoshop Elements. There is staff on duty to answer questions at these times as well!

Registration is not required.  You can see a list of open lab times on our event calendar  and also check out more info about our Technology Training resources, including the classes we offer.


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