Adult Programs

From Vision to Values: The Art of Strategic Planning
Learn the importance of Vision and Mission to a company’s strategic direction. Simon Ellett from Business Advisers of Cleveland will explain how these two key factors help determine everything from values and culture to objectives and priorities. Please register. Monday, June 9 (7-8 p.m.)
Tuesday Evening Book Discussion
In June we’ll discuss The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit. The July selection is Anonymous by Christine Benedict. Tuesday, June 10 (7 p.m.) Tuesday, July 8 (7 p.m.)
The Rays of Light with Reiki Master Linda Street
Third Degree Reiki Master Linda Street returns to teach us how to tune into psychologically and spiritually healing frequencies. Learn how to bring calm, peace, and happiness into your life. Linda will engage participants in experiential activities. Book sale and signing to follow. Please register. Thursday, June 12 (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Non-Fiction Book Discussion
The June selection is Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss. The July selection is Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. Thursday, June 12 (7 p.m.) Thursday, July 10 (7 p.m.)
SNAP Bingo Game Day
Adults with developmental disabilities (and their caregivers, if needed) can enjoy board games, cards and bingo as part of our Special Needs Adult Programming (SNAP) series. Please call Rebecca Shook at 440-250-5471 to register or with questions. Friday, June 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Investors’ Interest Group
Learn how Market Linked Investments can help individuals gain exposure to stocks, bonds, and other asset classes while capitalizing on current opportunities and market views. Manage risk and invest in specific themes such as - downside protection, enhanced return, steady income or greater market access. Presented by Mr. Michael Sofka, PMD/Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch. Please register. Monday, June 16 (7-8:30 p.m.)
Science of Baking Bread with Yeast
Susan Aldrich returns to WPPL to demonstrate bread baking. Please register starting May 18. Thursday, June 19 (7-8:30 p.m.)
Digital Literacy Workshops
Learn the basic skills necessary to use technology to access news and information, including Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer’s new e-edition. Provided by Northeast Ohio Media Group, publisher of the Plain Dealer and Sun Newspapers, as well as Cleveland.com. Only 12 seats are available at computers - others can bring in their own devices or just come to watch. Registration is required to attend. To register please call the Reference Desk at 440-250-5460. Monday, June 23 (2 p.m.) Monday, July 14 (11 a.m.)
Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion
June’s selection is The German Bride by Joanna Hershon. The July selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Wednesday, June 25 (2 p.m.) Wednesday, July 23 (2 p.m.)
Porter's Fiber Fanatics
A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems, and show off. Friday, June 27 (10 a.m.-Noon) Friday, July 25 (10 a.m.-Noon)
Genealogy Research from Home
Discover free genealogy web-sites available to you from home including HeritageQuest and Fold3. Bring along names and dates for hands on research. Please register. Saturday, June 28 (10:30 a.m.-Noon)
Monday Night Movie A recent movie starring Cate Blanchett in her Academy Award-winning role as a socialite whose life has fallen apart. Rated PG-13. Please register. Monday, July 7 (7-8:30 p.m.)
SNAP Art Day
Use our materials and your imagination to create a masterpiece. This program is for adults with developmental disabilities (and their caregivers, if needed) as part of our Special Needs Adult Programming (SNAP) series. Please call Rebecca Shook at 440-250-5471 to register or with questions. Friday, July 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Investors' Interest Group Investment Strategies: Building an Investment Portfolio.
Learn which tools are needed to build, develop, and manage a strong portfolio. This knowledge will support your long-term investment strategies. Learn techniques for managing money including: diversification, re-balancing, re-allocation and reducing portfolio overlap. Presented by Szarka Financial. Please register. Monday, July 21 (7-8:30 p.m.)
Beginning Genealogy
Learn how to research your family history, including the available resources and where to find them. Bring along names & dates for hands-on research. Please register. Saturday, July 26 (10:30 a.m. -Noon)
Summer Movie Weekend
Please join us for a movie duo:
Saturday:  a movie starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson about the relationship between Walt Disney and the novelist who wrote about a magical nanny. Rated PG-13.
Sunday: watch the original movie about that nanny starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Please register for both movies. Saturday, July 26 (2-4:15 p.m.) Sunday, July 27 (2-4:30 p.m.)
Friends’ Annual Ice Cream Social Join the Friends of Porter Public Library for ice cream sundaes and family fun! Monday, July 28 (6-8 p.m.)