Westlake Porter Public Library's late December calendar of events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late December 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, Dec. 16 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – This month’s title is "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin. Please register to receive Zoom instructions.

Wednesday, Dec. 16 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group (Live) – A bi-weekly meet-up for writers in grades 7-12. This is a dedicated hour just to write. We’ll reserve the last 15 minutes for any writer in need of group brainstorming. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Wednesday, Dec. 16 (7-8 p.m.) Alfred Hitchcock: His Greatest Films (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a fascinating presentation on the Master of Suspense! Alfred Hitchcock was a master director of mystery movies with surprise endings in the early and middle 20th century. He was also a very active anti-fascist as some of his movies confirm. This presentation will offer information on many of his greatest films. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.

Thursday, Dec. 17 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club – Love Roblox? Then WPPL has a club for you! 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.

Friday, Dec. 18 (4-4:30 p.m.) Cup of Science (Live) – Join Miss Holly on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a fun science video about Candy Chemistry! For ages 4-6.

Friday, Dec. 18 (4:30-5 p.m.) Adapted Storytime (Live) – Join us for this Zoom storytime designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7 years. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Saturday, Dec. 19 (11-11:40 a.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge – Join us on Zoom to share your Mystery STEAM Bag designs. Grades 1-2. If you are interested in participating, please register for the "Mystery STEAM Bag Supply Pick Up." Pick-up begins on Dec. 12, and registration for the supplies automatically registers you for this program.

Sunday, Dec. 20 (2-2:30 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club: Winter Fun – Join us on Zoom for some winter fun! Supply kits, which you will need to participate in this program, will be available in the Youth Services Department beginning Dec. 13. Ages 6-10. Please register. Registering for the supply kit also registers you for the Dec. 20 Zoom event. Participants must provide an email address to receive ZOOM instructions.

Monday, Dec. 21 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Winter Sensory Kit – Pick up a sensory kit and experience the sounds, scents, sights and textures of the season with your child! Ages 3-7. While supplies last.

Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 – Library Closed for Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 26 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) New Year’s Eve Party Pack Pick-Up – Stop by the Youth Services Dept. beginning Dec. 26 to pick up your New Year’s Eve party pack filled with everything you need to celebrate at home! While supplies last. For ages 4-7.

Saturday, Dec. 26 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) STEAMMaker Lab: Health and Fitness Supply Pick-Up – There are 11 major organ systems in the human organism. We’ll provide supplies to make models of two of these systems and a medical device. Supply kits are available beginning Dec. 26. Grades 3-5. Registration begins Dec. 19.

Monday, Dec. 28 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Vision Boards Supply Pick Up – Creating a vision board puts all your dreams, goals and aspirations directly in front of you. For teens and adults with special needs. No experience necessary. Caregivers welcome. Registering for this supply pick up also registers you for the Zoom meeting on Jan. 4 at 2 p.m.  Registration begins Dec. 21. You must provide an email to receive Zoom information for the Jan. 4 program.

Monday, Dec. 28 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Kinder Club – Pick up your packet at the Youth Services Desk on or after Dec. 28. Each bag will contain multiple early literacy concepts that will be featured weekly on our Kinder Club Blog. Ages 4-6 While supplies last.

Wednesday, Dec. 30 (7-8 p.m.) Virtual Trivia Night @ Porter (Live) – Join us on Zoom as we say goodbye to 2020 with trivia on all things New Year’s Eve! Play as a single player or as a family. Please register to get a Zoom invitation.

Thursday, Dec. 31 (11:30 a.m.-noon) Countdown to Noon Family Storytime (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a special storytime featuring our favorite stories, songs and rhymes. We will even do our own early countdown to 12:00 (noon)!

Thursday, Dec. 31– Library Closes at 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day: Library Closed

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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