West Park Library Branch Events & Happenings

Cleveland Public Library – West Park Branch

3805 W. 157 St.


Come join us for fun and learning at your local neighborhood branch. Here is what is happening.

Story Time!

“Bouncing Babies!”

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

“Wee Read and Play!”

Tuesdays at 11:30 AM

Kids Café

Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

After school meals for children available daily while supplies last

PS4 or Wii Gaming for Kids

Monday – Friday, 3:30-5:30 PM, and Saturdays as staffing allows. Restrictions apply based upon wait list.

Virtual Reality for Kids

Monday – Friday 3:30-5:30 PM, and Saturdays as staffing allows. Restrictions apply based upon wait list.

Board Games

A variety of board games are available for patrons. In library use only.

Kids’ Activities and Crafts

“African Folktales,” Thursday, February 21, 4:30 PM

Ongoing Crafts for kids to work on after school

January crafts are pop culture themed.

Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 PM. Registration NOT Required.


“Papercraft 3D Modeling”

Monday, February 4, 3:00 PM

“Mastering Mix Tracks”

Friday, February 15, 4:30 PM

“Laser Cut Puzzles”

Tuesday, February 19, 4:00 PM

“Button Making”

Tuesday, February 26, 4:00 PM

Adults – Page Turner Book Club

Second Wednesday of every month at 2 PM

February 13, title: The Sound of Gravel, by Ruth Warner

Music at West Park Branch – Les Délices

The acclaimed French Baroque group that hails from Cleveland performs Thursday, January 17, 4 PM

Book Sale – Ongoing

Stop by and visit our perpetual Book Sale Cart located in our Circulation Desk area. Items are priced from $0.50 – $3.00. Cash only.

*Registration is required for computer classes. Classes and programs may be cancelled if the minimum registration is not met.

Call the West Park Branch at 216-623-7102 to register.

Hungarian food, Dec. 1

From noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, you can get your fill of chicken paprikash, Hungarian chicken soup, and dumplings. The West Side Hungarian Reformed Church, 15200 Puritas Ave., offers these foods on the first Saturday of each month. The church has two Sunday services — 9:30 a.m. in Hungarian and 11 a.m. in English. For details, call 216-476-3736.

Area craft fairs set

Keep your eye on the following craft fairs to find unique West Park treasures and unexpected gifts.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 @ West Park Station and Backstage Bar, 17007 Lorain Ave.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 @ West Park Community Elementary School, 16210 Lorain Ave.

Photo by Jerry Masek

Metroparks offers winter fun

Cleveland Metroparks offers West Park residents several
opportunities for nearby winter fun.

Nov. 22: The Metroparks Zoo offers free admission on Thanksgiving Day, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Nov 23: From noon until 10:30 p.m., the season opens at one of the tallest and fastest public ice chutes in Ohio, at The Chalet Recreation Area in the Mill Stream Reservation. Chutes open at 6 p.m., Thursday through Friday, and noon Saturday and Sunday. Call 440-572-9990 for information and reservations, or go to clevelandmetroparks.com/chutes.

Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16: On these weekends, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., bring in the family for a photo opp with Santa.
Big Met Golf Course rents snowshoes and cross-country skis. From 9 a.m until 4 p.m., call 440-331-1070 for more information.
The Rocky River River Reservation includes three golf courses — Big Met, Little Met and Mastick Woods .
Each has a hill for sledding.

Awards given at BPDC Neighborhood Summit

Bellaire Puritas Award Winners 1, Jerry

Applause filled the room when these three officers received individual Community Builder Awards at the 2018 Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation Neighborhood Summit, which took place at R.G. Jones. Officers Juan DeJesus, Kerry Adams, and Lyniece Turner were recognized for their community policing efforts.