Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late October calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates.
Wednesday, Oct. 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, Oct. 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, Oct. 20 (4-5 p.m.) Fall Teen Writers Workshop (Live) – A twice-a-month meet up for writers in grades 7-12. We’ll be prepping for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Hit the ground running 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.
Wednesday, Oct. 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 Oct. 20-27. Pick up your box on Nov. 3 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 21 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) to Sunday, Oct. 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 Oct. 21 and picked up on on Oct. 24. Ages 3-7. Please register.