Late June and early July events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late June and early July 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.

Tuesdays, June 16 and 30 and July 14 (3-4 p.m.) Hunger Games Book Club Online – In this book club, we'll be reading through the "Hunger Games" series in chronological order. For the June 16 meeting, please read "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes." For the June 30 meeting please read "The Hunger Games" (and watch the film too!) and for the July 14 meeting please read "Catching Fire" (and watch the film too!). Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the event.

Wednesday, June 17 (11-11:30 a.m.) Dinosaur Yoga – Kids: Calm your body and mind with yoga with Miss Nancy! Program will be livestreamed on the library’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

Wednesday, June 17 (1-1:30 p.m.) Preschool Storytime – Join us for a live Preschool Storytime on Zoom! Ages 3.5 to 5 with a caregiver. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.

Thursday, June 18 (All Day) Virtual Calling Crafters: Paper Pinwheels – For this virtual class for adults all you need is an internet connection, email and a device to watch a webinar. Other supplies are included. We will notify you when to pick up the supplies and instructions. Please register.

Thursdays, June 18 and July 2 (9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.) Teen Crafts (Pick-Up) – Stop by Youth Services to pick up your craft kit anytime on June 18 or July 2, while supplies last.

Thursday, June 18 (10-10:30 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – Join us on Zoom for a live Toddler Storytime! For ages 2-3.5 with a caregiver. Please register. Participants must provide an email address in order to receive Zoom instructions, which will be emailed the day of the program. 

Thursdays, June 18 and 25 and Tuesday, June 23 (11-11:30 a.m.) Storytime – Join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for livestreamed storytimes!

Thursdays, June 18 and 25 and July 2 and 9 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club – 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, June 19 (11-11:30 a.m.) Trivia Online! – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for some library trivia! All ages.

Monday, June 22 (11-11:30 a.m.) Ukulele Lesson Online – Grab your ukulele and join us live on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to learn a little bit about the instrument. All ages.

Tuesday, June 23 (7-8:30 p.m.) Ohio is So Gay! Trivia Night – Ohio’s LGBTQ+ history exhibits the classic components of a Hollywood blockbuster: heroes, villains, epic crowd scenes, meet-cutes, and a soundtrack to end all soundtracks. This interactive trivia extravaganza will test your knowledge of the past 50 years of Ohio’s LGBTQ+ activism from mustache-twirling, dastardly state senators to heroic 19-year-olds to how a blade of grass almost caused the arrest of a cadre of protestors. Join us online and learn a heck of a lot about our LGBTQ+ history in the process!

Wednesday, June 24 (11-11:30 a.m.) Let’s Sing & Dance – Join Miss Nancy on Zoom! Registration required. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.

Thursday, June 25 (6-6:30 p.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge Online – Are you ready for the STEAM Bag Challenge? Bags will be available for pick-up at the library on or after June 17. Each bag will contain mystery craft materials and a challenge card. Use these materials to complete the design challenge! Share your designs on a Zoom meeting on June 25. Grades 1-2. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Saturday, June 27 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! – Join Miss Rachel for a virtual Pokemon Zoom meeting! Registration begins June 20. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Monday, June 29 (6:30-8 p.m.) Medicare Ins and Outs Zoom Meeting – Do you need accurate, unbiased information about Medicare? Attend a presentation by OSHIIP, Ohio Senior Insurance Information Program, to learn the “ins and outs” of Medicare. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive a confirmation message containing details about how to join the meeting.

Monday, June 29 (7:15-8:30 p.m.) Intro to Chair Dance – Join Tiffany Curtin online for an exciting and enjoyable experience learning a chair dance routine. You’ll have a blast appreciating movement and shapes with the added benefit of a little bit of exercise! Please wear clothing that is easy to move in. The routine can be performed in flat shoes, socks or barefoot. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive login details about the event.

Tuesday, June 30 (9-11 a.m.) Kinder Club – Pick up your Kinder Club packet at the library between 9 and 11 a.m. Each bag will contain 4 alphabet letter activities that will be featured weekly in our Kinder Club blog (which can be found on the library’s website and social media). Ages 4-6. If you are unable to make the pick up time, call Youth Services at 440-250-5471 to arrange a time to pick-up the packet.

Wednesday, July 1 (10 a.m.-noon) Storytelling in the Time of COVID: Networking and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations (Webinar) – In cooperation with Candid, a panel of experts will explore creative approaches for organizations to use to make connections, tell their stories and raise funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please register. Participants will receive an email about joining the discussion one week before the event.

Wednesday, July 1 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club Online – This month's creepy classic stars Vincent Price as Robert Morgan, the lone survivor of a pandemic that turns everyone into vampires. He spends his days killing the fiends as they sleep, and his nights barricaded in his home, trying to keep out killers who thirst for his blood. The Horror Film Club will meet online using the video sharing site Watch2Gether. To participate, check the program’s online listing at https://bit.ly/2zaS36Z as early as 6 p.m. on the day of the program. There will be a link to take you to the site. You do not need an account with Watch2Gether to participate.

Thursday, July 2 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Saturday, July 4 – Independence Day: Library Closed

Tuesday, July 14 (1-3 p.m.) Are You a Nervous Interviewer? – Join Cynthia Wilt via Zoom as she shares interviewing tips to help you present yourself with confidence. If you’re concerned about how you look, speak or act or speak in interviews this session is for you! Please register. Attendees will receive a confirmation email with Zoom instructions.

Tuesday, July 14 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion and Author Visit (Online) – This month’s title is "One Taste Too Many" by Debra H. Goldstein. This discussion will be held on Zoom. Digital copies of the book are available on Hoopla. Registration is required. Participants will receive an email with a Zoom meeting invitation and instructions.

Wednesday, July 15 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) Stuffed Animal Adoption – Drive by the tent in the parking lot south of the building and take a tiny stuffed pet home with you. While supplies last. Age 8 and under.

To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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