Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early August, 2020 calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates.
Saturday, August 1 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag – Pick up a bag at the library starting July 25. Each bag will contain craft materials and a challenge card. Use them to complete the challenge and share your designs on a ZOOM meeting on August 1. Grades 1-2. Please register. An email must be provided to receive ZOOM instructions for the meeting.
Monday, August 3 (6-8 p.m.) Virtual Tarot Card Readings – After a short introduction to tarot card reading, practice reading with the assistance of an experienced reader. Bring your own cards (Rider-Waite recommended). Some tarot card experience helpful. Please register. An email must be provided to receive ZOOM instructions.
Wednesday, August 5 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club: Online Edition – 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 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. Due to an abundance of caution surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Horror Film Club will meet online using the video sharing site Watch2Gether. To participate, please check the event on the library’s website as early as 6 p.m. on the day of the program. There will be a link to take you to the site. Please note: You do not need an account with Watch2Gether to participate.
Thursday, August 6 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Tuesday, August 11 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Sharpen Up Your Resume (Via Zoom) – What’s the latest in buzz words? How does your resume stack up? Have your resume on hand to evaluate while we talk. Be on top of the pile next time you send it to an employer. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, August 11 (7-8:15 p.m.) Queer Pop! Happy Hour Online – Join WPPL staff for a fun discussion about the LGBTQIA-themed books, films, music and TV shows that we’re currently indulging in as well as the new releases available at the library. Please register.
August 11 (7-8:45 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – This month’s selection is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. If you are unable to get a physical book digital copies are available via Hoopla. The discussion will be held via Zoom. Please register. An email must be provided to receive ZOOM instructions.
Wednesday, August 12 (2-3 p.m.) De-Stress During the Unexpected: Coping with Uncertainty – Is your Teen stressed about returning to school in the fall? Are they concerned about distance learning or homeschooling? This is a time of great uncertainty and uncertainty is a breeding ground for stress and anxiety. In this VIRTUAL workshop, your teen will have a safe, non-judgemental space to express and cope with feelings of stress, anxiety and uncertainty. They will be able to identify and cope with these very normal feelings and gain support through peers going through the same thing. Your teen will learn ways to manage stress during uncertain times through mindfulness, expression and stress management skills. For Teen Girls in grades 7-12. Registration begins July 29. Email is required to receive Zoom instructions.
Wednesday, August 12 (7-8 p.m.) Alternatives to Cable TV (Online) – Frustrated with cable service? Let us help you sort through the variety of viewing alternatives available. Learn about media players, streaming services, and more. Event streamed live.
Thursday, August 13 (All Day) Calling Crafters Online: Library Card Mini Notebook – Learn how to make a library card mini-notebook at home! In addition to internet access and a computer, tablet or phone to view the presentation, you will also need a pencil, ¼” hole punch, and glue stick. Other materials will be provided. On or after August 13 you will receive an email with a link to presentation that you can watch anytime, anywhere, at your own pace and on your own time. Please wait for email before coming to pick up materials.
Thursdays, August 13, 20 and 27 and Tuesdays, August 18 and 25 (11-11:30 a.m.) Storytime Online – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a livestreamed storytime with one of our Youth Services staff!
Thursday, August 13, 20 and 27 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club – Love Roblox? Then WPPL has a Club for you! We have a few private servers set up for Tweens in grades 4-6 to hang out with their friends and enjoy some of the most popular games. Please register separately for each session. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program. Then we’ll get everyone’s screen name and admit you onto the servers. We’ll keep the Zoom meeting going for anyone who wants to chat while playing or if you have any tech questions. Grades 4-6.
Friday, August 14 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) DIY Crafts for Your Learning Space – Tweens and Teens: Whether you are at home or in a school building, these crafts will make your learning space all your own! We will provide most of the supplies with instructions to complete 4 crafts. Register now for pickup beginning August 14.
Fridays, August 14, 21 and 28 and Monday, August 31 (11-11:30 a.m.) Library at 11 (Online) – Join us on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube to see what family friendly video we have in store for you!
Monday, August 17 (6-8 p.m.) Virtual Medicinal/Nutritional Herbs from Your Garden – Learn how to grow your own herbal remedies from healing plants. Turn your home-grown herbs into creams, tinctures, teas and more. Learn the plant parts to use and their nutritional/medicinal value. Program will be held via Zoom. Please register. Participants must give an email address to receive Zoom instruction prior to the program.
Wednesday, August 19 (11-11:30 a.m.) Sing and Dance! (Zoom) – Join Miss Nancy on ZOOM for Sing and Dance! Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Wednesday, August 19 (7-8 p.m.) Moralists in Disguise: Mark Twain Meets the Twilight Zone – What do Mark Twain and Rod Serling have in common? Join author and actor Mark Dawidziak for a fascinating online program to find out! Dawidziak is the author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone, as well as five books about Mark Twain. This program will be hosted on Zoom. Registration is required to attend.
Friday, August 21 (3-3:45 p.m.) Got Science? (Zoom) – Join Got Science? and make a solar oven! This is a fun project we will complete together on our ZOOM meeting. Got Science? kits will be available for pick up starting August 14 in the Youth Services Department. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Participants must provide an email address to receive ZOOM instructions, which will be sent the day of the program. Grades K-4.
Monday, August 24 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: Design 3D-Printable Objects with Tinkercad (Online) – Design 3D-printable objects with Tinkercad’s website, and after they’re printed, you can pick them up at the library! (This also counts as a 3D printing orientation). Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Wednesday, August 26 (All Day) Calling Crafters Online: Paper LED Lanterns – In addition to internet access and a computer, tablet or phone to view the presentation, you will also need tacky glue. Other materials will be provided. On or after August 26 you will receive an email with a link to presentation that you can watch anytime, anywhere, at your own pace and on your own time. Please wait for email before coming to pick up materials.
Wednesday, August 26 (7-8 p.m.) Virtual Trivia Night @Porter: Music and Fun Stuff edition! – Join us for Virtual Trivia Night! Play as a single player or as a family. Presented live via Zoom. To participate please REGISTER to get a Zoom invitation to Virtual Trivia Night.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.