Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late September, 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.
Wednesday, September 16 (All Day) Fall Craft Pick Up! – Kids: Stop by the Youth Services Department starting September 16 to pick up your nag of festive fall crafts. While supplies last.
Wednesday, September 16 (11-11:30 a.m.) Dot Day (Live) – Celebrate Dot Day with us with our Dot Day blog, and tune in to our social media to hear a special Dot Day storytime! The Dot Day crafts pick up begins September 16, while supplies last. Grades K-4.
Wednesdays, September 16 and 30 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group (Live) – A bi-weekly meet-up for writers in grades 7-12. In this workshop we’ll be prepping for National Novel Writing Month in November. Hit the ground running in November by getting organized and brainstorming with a supportive group of young writers. We’ll also share tips and tricks for maintaining a productive writing environment. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Thursday, September 17 (All Day) Wire-Wrapped Pendant – Supplies to make a wire-wrapped pendant will be available for pick-up at the Drive-Up Window from September 17 to October 1. You will need to supply wire cutters and round-nosed pliers. Please register.
Thursday, September 17 (11-11:30 a.m.) Storytime (Live) – Tune in to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and join the fun as we livestream a live storytime!
Thursdays, September 17 and 24 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club – Love Roblox? Then WPPL has a Club for you! We have some private servers set up for Tweens in grades 4-6 to hang out with their friends and enjoy some of the most popular games via Zoom. Please register. 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 Roblox screen name and admit you onto the servers.
Friday, September 18 (4-4:45 p.m.) Got Science? (Live) – Join us on Zoom and build your own parachute! Got Science? kits will be available for pick up starting September 11 in the Youth Services Department. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Registration begins September 11. Participants must provide an email address to receive ZOOM instructions, which will be sent the day of the program. Grades K-4.
Saturday, September 19 (10:30 a.m.-Noon) Medicare “Ins and Outs” (Live) – Do you need accurate, unbiased information about Medicare? Attend a Zoom presentation by OSHIIP, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, to learn the “ins and outs” of Medicare. An OSHIIP representative will discuss your Medicare coverage options. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Saturday, September 19 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! (Live) – Join Miss Rachel for a virtual Pokemon ZOOM meeting! Description We will play a guess that Pokemon game and have time for show and tell. Feel free to bring a favorite Pokemon card or toy for show and tell! Registration begins September 12. Participants must provide an email address in order to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Saturday, September 19 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge Supply Pick-Up – Pick up your Mystery Bag on or after September 19 at the library. Each bag will contain mystery craft materials and a challenge card. Use these materials to complete the design challenge. Grades 1-2. Registration begins September 12. Registering for this event also registers you for the ZOOM program on September 26 at 11 a.m. to share your designs with Miss Andrea and Miss Holly. Participants must provide an email address to receive ZOOM meeting information on the day of the meeting.
Mondays, September 21 and 28 (All Day) Teen Craft Pick Up – Stop by Youth Services to pick up your Teen Craft kit while supplies last. Grades 7-12.
Monday, September 21 (11-11:30 a.m.) Health and Medical Databases (Live) – Kick off Health Fair Week with an overview of the databases we have that can jump start your research towards a healthier you! Program will be live on the library’s social media (Facebook and YouTube).
Monday, September 21 (Noon-1 p.m.) Hear Better so You Can Socially Distance Better (Live) – The Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center will share ideas on how to improve your hearing, particularly during these unprecedented times. Face masks create some challenges for those with hearing loss and hearing aids. We will discuss how to HEAR BETTER while staying safe and socially distancing! Presented by: Bridgid Whitford Au.D., CCC-A, Director of Audiology at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the Zoom meeting.
Monday, September 21 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors’ Interest Group (Live) – Technical Analysis provides excellent visualization techniques for both discovery and decision-making, and is valid for stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF’s, and indexes. This talk will describe a useful visual alternative involving a combination of early detection of significant trend changes coupled with fast-following action steps. This is a sequel to Why is Market Timing So Difficult which was presented in October 2019. Please register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing necessary log-in information for joining this Zoom presentation.
Tuesdays, September 22 and 29 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, September 30 (6:30-7 p.m.) Family Storytime (Live) – Join us on ZOOM for an interactive storytime featuring books, rhymes, songs and movement. For families with children up to 2-6, siblings welcome. Registration begins one week before each session. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions on the day of the program.
Tuesday, September 22 (Noon-1 p.m.) Get E-Healthy: Digital and Emerging Health Technology (Live) – From 7-minute workout apps, to a mobile EKG that can fit in your pocket, to a ring that can detect sickness before even showing symptoms, technology can do amazing things to help us get and stay healthy. Discover which devices can help motivate, track, and increase the quality of your health and lifestyle. Learn about apps that can track and analyze to help you learn about your habits so you can focus and personalize your goals. From beginner tools that nudge you to push harder to advanced ones that can fit your healthy lifestyle, join us on Zoom to learn about new technology and apps you could use today to get E-Healthy. Please register. After registering, you will receive an email with details on how to participate in the program.
Tuesday, September 22 (7-8 p.m.) Currently Reading Teen Book Club (Live) – Calling all Book Nerds! Bring a book to rave about or find your next favorite! This is the Book Club where you pick the books! Whatever you are currently reading can be part of our open discussion (via Zoom). We’ll also be previewing new YA books in the WPPL collection. Please register. Participants must provide an email address in order to receive Zoom instructions which will be sent the day of the program.
Wednesday, September 23 (11-11:30 a.m.) Sing and Dance! (Live) – Join Miss Nancy on ZOOM for Sing and Dance! Participants must provide an email address in order to receive Zoom instructions which will be sent the day of the program. Ages 2-6.
Wednesday, September 23 (Noon-1 p.m.) Healthy Living for Your Brain (Live) – Maintaining a healthy brain can go a long way in reducing your risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Join us on Zoom to learn tips in living a brain healthy lifestyle, exercise and mental stimulation suggestions, stress management tools and living a brain healthy diet. Presented via Zoom by Lisa Anthony, Memory Care Advisor from Arden Courts. Registration required. You will receive an email with details on how to join the meeting.
Wednesday, September 23 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion (Live) – Join us on Zoom to discuss Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Thursday, September 24 (11-11:30 a.m.) Yoga with Miss Jen (Live) – Calm your body, mind, and spirit in this live ZOOM yoga class taught by Ms. Jen, certified Yoga Instructor. Recommended for children up 3rd grade. Registration begins September 16. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.
Thursday, September 24 (Noon-1 p.m.) Genetics and Your Health (Live) – Join us on Zoom to learn about genetics and your health, including at-home DNA tests, considerations, and clinical genetics services. We will also discuss when it may be important for you to consider genetic testing and answer your genetics related questions. Presented Megan Holdren, a board certified genetic counselor at the Cleveland Clinic. Please register. After registration, you will receive an email with details on how to join the program.
Friday, September 25 (11-11:30 a.m.) Healthy Living with Suma (Live) – Suma likes to be healthy and you can too! Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to see what she gets up to in today’s adventure! For babies through grade 4.
Friday, September 25 (Noon-1 p.m.) Drug Interaction Seminar (Live) – Are you afraid of drug interactions? Join us for a Zoom presentation by the Northern Ohio Academy of Pharmacy to learn how you can avoid them. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive instructions for joining the meeting on Zoom.
Saturday, September 26 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge – Join us on Zoom to share designs built from the Mystery STEAM Bag materials. Grades 1-2. Registration begins August 22.
Sunday, September 27 (1-5 p.m.) Fancy Nancy Tea Party Supply Pick Up – Bonjour! Fancy Nancies and Dapper Dans are invited to a Fancy Nancy Tea Party! Pick up a fancy kit in the Youth Services Department starting September 27. Ages 5-8. Registering for this event also registers you for the ZOOM program on October 4, the day of the Fancy Nancy Tea Party! The Tea Party will be from 2-2:30 p.m. Registration begins September 20. An email must be provided to receive ZOOM meeting information on the day of the meeting.
Monday, September 28 (11-11:30 a.m.) Hispanic/Latinx Storytime (Live) – This storytime will feature titles engaging families in Hispanic/Latinx culture and history. Storytime will be streamed live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Monday, September (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Tuesday, September 29 (All Day) Kinder Club – Pick up your Kinder Club packet on or after September 29 at the Youth Services Desk! Each bag will contain 3 alphabet letter activities that will be featured weekly on our Kinder Club blog. Ages 4-6 While supplies last.
Tuesday, September 29 (7-8:30 p.m.) The Long History of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (Live) – Join Prof. Marcus Rediker of the University of Pittsburgh as he discusses the history slave resistance, rebellions, and the efforts of abolitionists to end the slave trade. This talk will be based on Dr. Rediker’s decades of research he has conducted into African American slavery, resistance, and rebellion in the New World. Rediker is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has taught since 1994. He is the author of The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, The Slave Ship: A Human History, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, and Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (with Peter Linebaugh), and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. This event is part of the One Community Reads: Racial Equity in America program. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.