Westlake Porter Public Library's late September calendar of events

[NOTE: Westlake Porter Public Library will be closing beginning today, Sept. 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. The Library has been informed that staff members of the library have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, WPPL will remain closed and will reopen at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20. During the closure, browsing and computer use will be suspended. However, the drive-up window on the south side of the building will remain open and many of our scheduled virtual programs will continue. Visit westlakelibrary.org for updates to check the status of online programs.]

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, Sept. 16 (All Day) Fall Craft Pick Up! – Kids: Stop by the Youth Services Department starting Sept. 16 to pick up your bag of festive fall crafts. While supplies last.

Wednesday, Sept. 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 Sep. 16, while supplies last. Grades K-4.

Wednesdays, Sept. 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, Sept. 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 Sept. 17 to Oct. 1. You will need to supply wire cutters and round-nosed pliers. Please register.

Thursday, Sept. 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, Sept. 17 and 24 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club – 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, Sept. 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 Sept. 11 in the Youth Services Department. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program. Grades K-4.

Saturday, Sept. 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. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Saturday, Sept. 19 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! (Live) – Join Miss Rachel for a virtual Pokemon ZOOM meeting! We will play a guess that Pokemon game and have time for show and tell. Bring a favorite Pokemon card or toy for show and tell! Please register. Participants must provide an email address in order to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.

Saturday, Sept. 19 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge Supply Pick-Up – Pick up your Mystery Bag on or after Sept. 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. Please register. Registering for this event also registers you for the Zoom program on Sept. 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, Sept. 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, Sept. 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, ETFs, 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, Sept. 22 and 29 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, Sept. 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, Sept. 22 (7-8 p.m.) Currently Reading Teen Book Club (Live) – 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, Sept. 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, Sept. 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.

Saturday, Sept. 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. Please register.

Sunday, Sept. 27 (1-5 p.m.) Fancy Nancy Tea Party Supply Pick-Up – Fancy Nancies and Dapper Dans are invited to a Tea Party! Pick up a fancy kit in the Youth Services Department starting Sept. 27. Ages 5-8. Registering for this event also registers you for the Zoom program on Oct. 4, the day of the Fancy Nancy Tea Party! Registration begins Sept. 20. An email must be provided to receive Zoom meeting information on the day of the meeting.

Monday, Sept. 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, Sept. 28 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Tuesday, Sept. 29 (All Day) Kinder Club – Pick up your Kinder Club packet on or after Sept. 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, Sept. 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. 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.

Elaine Willis

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

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