Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late October, 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.
Thursdays, October 15, 22 and 29 (11-11:30 a.m.) Storytime (Live) – Tune in to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and join the fun as we livestream a storytime!
Thursdays, October 15, 22 and 29 (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.
Thursday, October 15 (4-5 p.m.) Nonprofit Happy Hour: Anti-Racism Strategies and Allyship (Live) – Our first Nonprofit Happy Hour will feature Enlightened Solutions co-founders Bethany Studenic and Chinenye Nkemere as they present Getting to the Work: Allyship at Work and at Home. The discussion will focus on both personal and organizational allyship and how allies and advocates can do the work at home and bring it to the workplace to ignite change. Please register. You will receive instructions for Zoom by email.
Friday, October 16 (All Day) Westlake Art Reflections Supply Pick Up – Pick up an art kit to worked on your themed Reflections Art Competition piece! Westlake City School students only. While supplies last. Grades K-12. Please register.
Friday, October 16 (11-11:30 a.m.) LGBTQ Film History: Part II (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for part 2 of our series on the history of LGBTQ inclusion in film. No registration required.
Friday, October 16 (4-4:45 p.m.) Got Science? (Live): Geodesic Dome Edition – Join us on Zoom and learn how to build a geodesic dome! Grades 1-2. Registration begins October 2. Participants will need to provide an email to receive Zoom instructions, and will also need to pick up supplies in the Youth Services Department beginning October 9.
Saturday, October 17 (All Day) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge Supply Pick Up – Pick up your Mystery STEAM Bag Supplies at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 1 and 2. Registration begins October 10. Registering for the supplies also registers you for the Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge on October 24.
Saturday, October 17 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! (Live) – Join Miss Rachel for a Pokemon Zoom meeting! We’ll 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! Please register.
Saturday, October 17 (2-3 p.m.) and Friday, October 23 and Thursday, October 29 (4-5 p.m.) Westlake Art Reflection: Creation Session (Live) – Work on your Reflections Arts Competition piece together during these calming Zoom creation sessions. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom Instructions. You will also need to pick up supplies starting October 16.
Sunday, October 18 (1-5 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club: Fall Fun Pick Up – American Girl Doll Club Fall Fun supplies kit will be available in the Youth Services Department beginning October 18. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Ages 6-10. Registration begins October 11. Registering for the kit also registers you for the Zoom program on October 25.
Monday, October 19 (All Day) Fall Sensory Bag Pick Up – Pick up a fall-themed sensory bag and explore the sights, textures, and smells of fall with your child! While supplies last. Ages 3-7.
Mondays, October 19 and 26 (All Day) Teen Crafts Pick Up (Halloween Edition) – Stop by Youth Services to pick up your Halloween Craft kit while supplies last. Grades 7-12. Call if you wish to pick it up at the Drive-Up Window.
Monday, October 19 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Protecting Your Assets Against Identity Theft (Live) – This online presentation by Robert Pennington with Western and Southern Life Insurance Co. will teach you how to assess your risk, adjust your behaviors to minimize your risk, and clear your name with the right agencies and resources. Please register. We will email you the log-in information the day before the presentation.
Tuesdays, October 20 and 27 (11-11:30 a.m.) Library at 11 (Live) – Join us on social media to see what family-friendly video we have in store for you today!
Tuesday, October 20 (7-8 p.m.) Currently Reading (Live) – Bring a book to rave about or find your next favorite! An open discussion for Teens in grades 7-12 who love to read. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Tuesday, October 20 (7-10 p.m.) Moonlight Lantern Festival – Drive by Westlake Porter Public Library this evening to experience the Moonlight Lantern Festival!
Wednesday, October 21 (All Day) Spooky Sounds Contest – Do you have what it takes to send shivers down our spines? Submit your spooky sound creation by October 26 for a chance at a Halloween grand prize! Grades 4-12. Visit westlakelibrary.org/events for rules, the submission form, and resources.
Wednesday, October 21 (11-11:30 a.m.) Academic Search Premiere/CRAAP Resource Share (Live) – These two databases are excellent research companions for your teen or college age student. Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to find out about them. No registration required.
Wednesday, October 21 (7-8 p.m.) Vampires (Live): A Bloody History – Join us on Zoom for a spine-chilling talk on vampires with local author, actor, and scholar Mark Dawidziak! Dawidziak is the author of such vampire-centric books as The Nightstalker Companion and The Bedside, Bathtub, and Armchair Companion to Dracula. He also teaches Vampires on Film and Television at Kent State University. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions for joining the meeting.
Friday, October 23 (11-11:30 a.m.) LGBTQ History Month Storytime (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube as we share inclusive titles celebrating LGBTQ History Month. No registration required.
Saturday, October 24 (11-11:40 a.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge (Live) – Join us on Zoom to share your Mystery STEAM Bag design! If you’re interested in participating you must register to pick up your supplies bag (pick up starts October 17) which will register you to attend the Zoom program. Grades 1-2.
Sunday, October 25 (2-2:30 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club: Fall Fun! (Live) – Join us on Zoom for this fun fall program. Ages 6-10. Supply kit for the program must be picked up starting October 18. Registration begins October 11. Registering for the kit also registers you for the Zoom program.
Monday, October 26 (All Day) Halloween Craft Pick Up – Stop by the Youth Services Department starting today for some fun Halloween crafts! While supplies last.
Monday, October 26 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mix-It-Up (Live) – Let’s mix it up with some fun fall activities and crafts you can make at home! Ages 4-6. Program will be presented on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Tuesday, October 27 (All Day) Kinder Club – Pick up your Kinder Club packet at the Youth Services Desk on or after October 27! Each bag will contain 4 alphabet letter activities that will be featured weekly on our Kinder Club blog. Ages 4-6 While supplies last.
Tuesday, October 27 (7-8:15 p.m.) Horror Has Always Been Queer: The LGBTQ+ Roots of Horror’s Foundation (Live) – Join us on Zoom as filmmaker and prolific horror analyst and theorist BJ Colangelo dives into the rainbow roots of horror films. Colangelo is an actress, director, and writer. Her film criticism and analyses have been featured in various publications, including Bloody Disgusting, Cleveland Scene and Medium. She has also been a panelist and speaker at San Diego Comic Con and Flaming River Con. This program will be hosted on Zoom; please register to receive a ticket to the online event.
Wednesday, October 28 (11-11:30 a.m.) LGBTQ Film History: Part III (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for part 2 of our series on the history of LGBTQ inclusion in film. No registration required.
Wednesday, October 28 (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 (NaNoWriMo) in November. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Wednesday, October 28 (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 October 21. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions on the day of the program.
Wednesday, October 28 (7-8 p.m.) Things That Go Bump in the Night (Live) – Join us on Zoom for an evening of scary stories! Get into the Halloween spirit with some classic chillers (and some laughs, too)! Presented by Sara Showman of the Largely Literary Theater Company. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions for joining the event.
Friday, October 30 (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 kids and their families. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.