Westlake Porter Public Library's late March calendar of events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late March 2021 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, March 17 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mix-It Up (Live) – Let’s mix it up with some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities you can do at home! Ages 4-6. Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for the livestream.

Wednesday, March 17 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion (Live) – The book discussion takes place on the THIRD Wednesday of the month. This month’s book is "Searching for Sylvie Lee" by Jean Kwok. A limited number of books are available at the Circulation Desk. The discussion will be held via Zoom. Please register and provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.

Thursdays, March 18 and 25 (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, March 19 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Got Science? Supply Pick-up – Join Got Science? and make a model lung! Kits will be available beginning March 19. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Grades 1 & 2. Registering for the supply pick up will also register you for the Zoom event on March 26 at 4 p.m. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Friday, March 19 (11-11:30 a.m.) Fred Rogers Birthday Storytime (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a storytime that celebrates Fred Rogers and his neighborhood!

Saturday, March 20 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Spring Felt Chick Softie Craft to Go – Welcome spring with this adorable hand-sewn felt craft. Each kit contains supplies to create three chick softies and will include templates as provided in the Creativebug project video tutorial, which is available with your library card through the library website. You will need to view the tutorial to complete the project. A limited number of kits will be available for pickup, so only one kit per person, please. Please register.

Saturday, March 20 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) STEAM Maker Lab (Live) – It’s almost spring and time to get excited about planting! Join us to complete two to three projects about plants. We’ll provide most of the supplies needed. Grades 3-5. Kits available in the Youth Services Department starting on March 13. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions. Note: If you are registered for the supply kit you are already registered for the program.

Monday, March 22 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Tuesdays, March 23 and 30 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, March 24 (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 program. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions on the day of the program.

Wednesday, March 24 (11-11:30 a.m.) Preschoolers Rock! (Live) – Join Miss Nancy on social media as we have fun singing songs and using instruments to keep to the beat of the music! This month we’ll share ideas for making a drum from everyday containers! Ages 3-5.

Wednesday, March 24 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group (Live) – An online Zoom meet-up for writers in grades 7-12. This is a dedicated hour to just write. We’ll save the last 15 minutes for any writer in need of some group brainstorming. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Friday, March 26 (11-11:30 a.m.) First Chapter Friday! (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to hear our Youth Services staff read the first chapter of a book suitable for children in grades K-4.

Friday, March 26 (4-4:45 p.m.) Got Science? (Live) – Join us on Zoom to make a model lung. Grades 1-2. Supply kits, which you’ll need to do the program, will be available in the Youth Services Department beginning March 19. Registration begins March 12 and registers you for both the kit and the program. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom information.

Saturday, March 27 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun (Live) – Join Miss Rachel for a virtual Pokemon meeting! We will play a guess-that-Pokemon game and have time for show and tell. Feel free to bring a favorite Pokemon card or toy! Registration begins March 20. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Monday, March 29 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Kinder Club Packet Pick-up – Pick up your packet at the Youth Services Desk on or after March 29. Each bag will contain multiple early literacy concepts that will be featured weekly on our Kinder Club Blog. Ages 4-6 While supplies last.

Monday, March 29 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Crafty Adults Supply Pick-up – Make a craft project of your own with this simple pick-up kit. For adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. While supplies last. No previous crafting experience necessary. Some household items, such as glue, scissors, or markers will not be included. All other craft items will be supplied. Registration begins March 22. Kits will be available for pick-up until April 5. Contact the department at 440-250-5471 if you need an alternate pick-up option.

Tuesday, March 30 (7-8:30 p.m.) Talking Baseball: The Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates (Live) – Join baseball historian and author Wayne Stewart for this entertaining talk focusing on baseball history, including both the Cleveland Indians and the 1960 World Series Champs, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wayne has authored several books about the Indians and baseball history including, most recently, "Clowns: The Colorful Characters of Baseball." Please register to receive an email with Zoom instructions.

Wednesday, March 31 (7-8:30 p.m.) Picture Perfect: The Seven Steps of Photo Organizing (Live) – Are you overwhelmed by all your photos? Join instructor Lisa Griffis of Rescue Your Photos as she teaches how to downsize, preserve and share your favorite photographs. Registration begins March 13. You must provide an email address to get a link to the webinar on Zoom.

Wednesday, March 31 (8-9 p.m.) Discovery Box for Teens Sign-up – A personalized subscription box services for teens in grades 7-12. Each box will include a book, a paper craft, a mystery snack and a few other surprises! After signing up you’ll receive a survey to help us personalize your box to your taste. Registration begins March 24. Pick up takes place April 7-9.

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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