Adult Summer Reading -- Special Events

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids. Adults can also join in the fun! All you need to do is register online or at any of the adult services desks, read or listen to any book, fill out an entry form, and place it in any of the ballot boxes for a chance to win one of our many gift packages.

Investor Interest Group
Les Szarka presents Mind Over Money. Join us for a deeper look into the behavior behind the financial decisions you make every day. Please register.
Thursday, June 6 (7-8:30 p.m.)

Burning River Roller Girls
The Burning River Roller Girls roller derby team will discuss roller derby and demonstrate their moves! They'll be joined by the RockStars junior derby team. Program will take place in the library's parking lot.
Tuesday, June 11 (7-8 p.m.)

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion  
In June we'll discuss The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. The July selection is Defending Jacob by William Landay.
Tuesdays, June 11 and July 9 (7 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.
Wednesday, June 12 (7-8:30 p.m.)

Non-Fiction Book Discussion
The June selection is All the Money in the World by Laura Vanderkam. July's selection is When America First Met China by Jay Dolin.
Thursdays, June 13 and July 11 (7 p.m.)

iPad Users Group
Share easy tips with other iPad users. Please bring your iPad with you. Please register starting May 31.
Fridays, June 14 and July 12
(10:30-11:30 a.m.)

Monday Night Movie
Join us for Hitchcock. Rated PG-13. Please register.
Monday, June 17 (7-8:30 p.m.)


Civil War and Cleveland
Dr. Pershy from the Western Reserve
Historical Society will focus on daily life as he discusses how Cleveland was affected by the ravages of the Civil War. Please register.
Tuesday, June 18 (7-8:30 p.m.)

In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs
Maria Isabella, author of the book In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs, will discuss her book and what local chefs prepare at home. There will also be samples! Please register.
Thursday, June 20 (7-8:30 p.m.)

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion
June's selection is The Gilded Age by Claire McMillan. The author will join us! The July Selection is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
Wednesdays, June 26 and July 24 (2 pm)
 
Porter's Fiber Fanatics
This is a group for needle crafters. It will be a time to socialize, share, solve problems, and show off.
Fridays, June 28 and July 26 (10 am - Noon)
 
Cleveland in the Gilded Age: A Stroll Down Millionaire's Row Revisited
Join author Dan Ruminski as he shares stories about the 250 homes that were part of Cleveland's Millionaire's Row. Copies of Dan's book will be available for signing and purchase for $20 cash or check.
Tuesday, July 2 (7-8:30 pm)

Secrets of Effective Couponing
Super couponer Laura Ploenzke teaches you how to save money, get freebies and more. Special emphasis on back-to-school deals. Please register.
Wednesday, July 10 (7-8:30 p.m.)

Monday Night Movie
Join us for Promised Land. Rated R. Please register.
Monday, July 15 (7-8:30 p.m.)

Sunday Zumba for Adults
Join Zumba instructor Mary Ann Francis for a free one-hour introduction to the latest fitness craze. Wear comfortable exercise clothes and be ready to work up a sweat. Please register.
Sunday, July 21 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Almost Guiltless Desserts
Join Susan Aldrich for tasting and recipes for almost guiltless desserts. Please register starting June 23.
Thursday, July 25 (7-8:30 p.m.)

Friends' Annual Ice Cream Social
Join the Friends of Porter Public Library for ice cream sundaes and family fun!
Monday, July 29 (6-8 p.m.)

Civil War 150 Reading and Discussion Group
Read the material provided by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and join us for a discussion about it. Please register.
Tuesday, July 30 (7-8:30 p.m.)

UFOs: Unexplained Encounters
Thomas Wertman of MUFON Ohio and the Cleveland Ufology project will discuss
unexplained sightings and encounters of the third kind. Doors open at 6:30. Please register starting July 1.
Wednesday, July 31 (7-8:30 p.m.)

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