Westlake Porter Public Library's early October calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early October 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, Oct. 7 (11-11:30 a.m.) Sing and Dance! (Live) – Join Miss Nancy on Zoom! 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, Oct. 7 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club: Online Edition – New members are always welcome, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. The Club will meet online using the video sharing site Watch2Gether. To participate, please check the event on the library’s website 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.
Thursdays, Oct. 8 and 15 and Wednesday, Oct. 14 (11-11:30 a.m.) Storytime (Live)—Tune in to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and join the fun as we livestream a storytime!
Friday, Oct. 9 (All Day) Got Science? Supply Pick Up – Join us on and make your own miniature geodesic dome! Kits will be available for pick up in the Youth Services Department beginning Oct. 9. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Grades 1-2. Please register.
Friday, Oct. 9 (All Day) Westlake Art Reflections Supply Pick Up – If you’re eligible to enter the Reflections Art Competition, you can stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up an art kit to work on your themed piece today! While supplies last, Grades K-12. Competition deadline is Nov. 6.
Saturday, Oct. 10 (2-4 p.m.) Virtual Knitting 101 (Live) – Learn to knit in this online class with instructor Lynn Nilges. Participants will learn casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch and casting off. Students will need two size 8 needles and light-colored worsted weight yarn. This class will be held via Zoom. Please register and provide an email address to receive instructions the morning of the program.
Sunday, Oct. 11 (2-2:45 p.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 teens and adults. Please register and provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.
Mondays, Oct. 12, 19 and 26 (All Day) Teen Craft 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, Oct. 12 (7-8 p.m.) 7 Ways to Look Great on Camera (Live) – Join us via Zoom as professional photographer Katie Garlock shows us how to look our best in photographs and online presentations. She will share examples and professional tips, and demonstrate proper lighting and clothing choices (tops, scarves and jewelry). Please register and provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (All Day) Moonlight Lantern Festival Supply Pick Up – Participate in this family-friendly lantern display! Pick up lantern supplies in the Youth Services Department starting Oct. 13. Return the finished lantern to the Youth Services Department by Oct. 19.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, October 14 (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, Oct. 13 (11 a.m.-noon) A Drugless Approach to Women’s Health and Breast Health (Live) – Join us on Zoom with Dr. Casen DeMaria from the Drugless Doctors as she discusses how to support your hormonal system naturally. Whatever age you are, it is never too early or too late to have a strategy to keep your body and breasts healthy naturally! Registration required. After registering you will receive an email with details on how to join the meeting.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Networking 101 (Via Zoom) – Applying online all day is not the answer to finding the right position. Most likely you will get your next job from someone you know who knows someone else in a position of influence. Learn tips for using your network the right way to find your “perfect” next position. Please register and provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (6-9 p.m.) Power of Vision (Webinar) – During this dynamic and fun pre-recorded presentation by Patti Tatro, you will have an opportunity to define, design and experience your dream. You will learn the essential keys for tuning into your purpose. Please register and provide an email address to receive instructions for watching the webinar.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (7-8:30 p.m.) One Community Reads Book Discussion – See the story on page X.
Wednesdays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28 and Nov. 4 (2-3:30 p.m.) Learn ASL Sign Language (Live) – In this beginner class, students will learn the sign language alphabet, how to meet and greet people and the basics of communicating with the deaf. This class will be conducted on Zoom, and will meet four times. Please register and provide an email address so Zoom instructions can be sent to you. Ages 10 and up are welcome.
Wednesdays, Oct. 14 and 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 and provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Thursday, Oct. 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.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.