Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late October 2021 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.
Tuesday, October 19 (10-11:30 a.m.) Windows 10 Introduction – Learn how to work with the basic features of Windows 10. Work with the Start Menu, Tiles, Access Settings, Task View, Action Center, and Microsoft Edge. This class is in person. Capacity is limited. Registration begins October 13.
Tuesday, October 19 (7-8:30 p.m.) Preserving Your Memories: A DIY Oral History Workshop (Live) – Do you want to record the memories of your loved ones or community members? Aren’t quite sure how to go about it? Join WPPL librarians Chad and Natalie, who will explain how to get started with tips about recording and preserving oral memories. Please register. Zoom instructions will be sent by email.
Tuesday, October 19 (8-9 p.m.) Moonlight Lantern Festival – Experience the 2nd Annual Moonlight Lantern Festival on the ArtWalk between the Library and Westlake Elementary School. Lanterns will be displayed from dusk to dawn and will be accessible from the library building until 9 p.m. Rain date October 26.
Wednesday, October 20 (10 a.m.-Noon) Combating Food Insecurity: Fundraising for Nonprofits (Live) – In collaboration with Candid we’ll explore fundraising and programmatic efforts to reduce food insecurity and hunger in Northeast Ohio. Join local nonprofit leaders for a conversation about how their organizations are working to improve access to healthy food in the communities they serve. Panelists will also discuss the challenges and successes of managing and funding their programs and services during the pandemic. Please register. Zoom instructions will be sent by email.
Wednesday, October 20 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Book Discussion – This month’s title is The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal. A limited number of books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please register.
Wednesday, October 20 (4-5 p.m.) Fall Teen Writers Workshop (Live) – A twice a month meet up for writers in grades 7-12. In this workshop, we’ll be prepping for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Hit the ground running in November by getting organized and brainstorming within a supportive group of young writers. We’ll also share tips and tricks to 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.
Wednesday, October 20 (8-9 p.m.) Discovery Box Survey Sign-Up – Teens in grades 7-12: You’ll receive a survey to fill out, and we’ll use your responses to create a custom Discovery Box! Register October 20-27. Pick-Up your box on November 3 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Thursday, October 21 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) – Sunday, October 24 (1-5 p.m.) Send Your Friend to a Sleepover Party! – Drop off your favorite stuffed friend or doll for a library sleepover! We will show your stuffed animal what a sleepover is all about. Then you can take them with you when you need some confidence! Stuffed friends can be dropped off at the Youth Services desk during library hours on October 21. Pick up your friends during library hours on October 24. Ages 3-7. Registration begins October 14.
Thursday, October 21 (10-11:30 a.m.) Excel 1: Introduction – Practice entering and formatting text and numbers within cells. Insert, delete, and modify columns and rows. Begin working with basic formulas. Class is in person. Capacity is limited. Software version is Excel 2019.
Thursday, October 21 (4-4:45 p.m.) Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to rotate through skill stations in preparation for making the leap into Kindergarten. Registration begins October 14.
Fridays, October 22 and 29 (9:30-10 a.m.) Yoga with Miss Jen! – Calm your body, mind and spirit in this yoga class taught by Miss Jen, certified Yoga instructor! Wear comfy clothes and bring your own mat or towel. Ages 2-6. Registration begins one week before each session.
Friday, October 22 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Creepy Critters – Let’s explore some creepy critters like spiders and bats. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation, and a simple take-home project. Ages 4-6, through kindergarten. Registration begins October 15.
Saturday, October 23 (11-11:30 a.m.) Adapted Storytime – Join us for this storytime designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7 years. Registration begins October 16.
Monday, October 25 (6-7 p.m.), Saturday, October 30 (2-3 p.m. or 4-5 p.m.) Westlake PTA Reflections Creation Session – Work on your Reflections Art Competition piece during this session! Art supplies will be available. Grades K-12. Registration begins October 18.
Tuesday, October 26 (4-4:45 p.m.) Porter Pumpkin Patch – We will listen to a story and spend some time decorating pumpkins together. For children with special needs. Ages 3-7. Registration begins October 19.
Wednesday, October 27 (6:30-10 p.m.) Indoor Movie Night – Join us for a family-friendly movie! Please call for the title. Please register.
Wednesday, October 27 (7-8 p.m.) Adult Creative Writing Group – Join us in person for an hour of creative writing prompts to inspire you to start and keep writing. This meeting will include exercises inspired by autumn. Registration begins October 20. Please provide an email address when registering.
Thursday, October 28 (Noon-1 p.m.) Osteoporosis (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a presentation by Dr. Maria Antonelli from MetroHealth. Registration with a valid email address is required.
Thursday, October 28 (3-4 p.m.) Diabetes (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a presentation about Diabetes by Dr. Jorge Calles from MetroHealth. Registration with a valid email address is required.
Thursday, October 28 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Roblox Arcade (Live) – Love Roblox? Then join us in the Roblox Arcade! 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 28 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Chair Yoga – Join certified yoga instructor Jen Nebraska for a session of chair yoga. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga done sitting and still gaining the benefits that yoga has to offer such as: increased flexibility, mood booster, strength enhancement and stress reduction. The class also incorporates breathing techniques and mindful meditation. It is a great way to exercise your mind and body. Masks are required. Please register.
Saturday, October 30 (4-5:15 p.m.) STEAM Maker Lab: Insight from Mars – Mars Base Camp 4-H Stem Challenge: Introductory coding activity with Scratch. Grades 3-5. Registration begins October 23.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.