Westlake Porter Public Library's early April calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early April 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, April 7 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club: Online Edition – The Horror Film Club returns for another online viewing! 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.
Friday, April 9 (4-4:30 p.m.) Cup of Science (Live) – Join Miss Holly on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a fun video on Stormy Science! Recommended for ages 4-6.
Saturday, April 10 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) STEAM Maker Lab Supply Pick-Up – April is Financial Literacy Month! We’ll provide most of the supplies needed to make our own banks out of recycled materials and duct tape wallets. Kits available in the Youth Services Department. Grades 3-5. Registration for the pick-up also registers you for the April 17 STEAM Maker program on Zoom. Please provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Saturday, April 10 (11-11:30 a.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. Registration begins April 3. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Sunday, April 11 (1-5 p.m.) Pet Day Craft Pick-Up – It’s National Pet Day! Stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up a craft kit that celebrates pets! Please register.
Sunday, April 11 (1-5 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club Pick-Up and Program – Earth Day Fun supply kits will be available beginning April 11. Ages 6-10. Registering for the supply pick-up will also register you for the Zoom event on April 18 from 2-2:30 p.m. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions. You will need a kit to participate in the program. Please register.
Monday, April 12 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Busy Baby Bag Pick-Up – Looking for a way to keep your little one busy? Pick up a bag filled with craft and play activities to engage with and entertain your young child. Bags available through 5 p.m. on April 18. For children ages 2 and under. Please register.
Monday, April 12 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Budgeting and Money Flow (Live) – Learn about one of the basics of good money management – the budget. Learn what a budget is, why a budget is a good idea, the benefits of a budget, and the budgeting process. Then brainstorm some ideas on how to make practical changes that may assist you in meeting your financial goals. Please register. Participants will receive log-in information the day before to attend this presentation via Webex.
Tuesday, April 13 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Targeting Your Job Search (Live) – Learn some basic expectations of the interviewer with extra tips from employers on how to succeed. Learn how to answer difficult questions, discuss salary needs, and what differentiates you from other candidates. Please register to receive an email with instructions for joining via Zoom.
Tuesday, April 13 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a discussion of "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins. Please register to receive a Zoom invitation and instructions. Participants without a computer, tablet or smartphone can join using a traditional phone.
Wednesdays, April 14, 21 and 28 and May 5 (2-3:30 p.m.) Learn American Sign Language Basic Sign Language for Beginners and Beyond (Live) – In this beginner to intermediate class, students will learn how to meet and greet people, basic gestures, fingerspelling and the basics of communicating with the deaf. The instructor is Valerie Williams. Ages 10 and up are welcome. Registration begins April 7. Please provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions. For the class to be interactive, we recommend you have a working microphone and webcam.
Wednesdays, April 14 and 28 (6:30-7 p.m.) and Tuesday, April 27 (11-11:30 a.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. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Friday, April 16 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Got Science? Supply Pick-Up and Program – Join us as we explore the phases of the moon and make a model lung! You will need a kit to participate in the Zoom program at 4 p.m. on April 23. Grades 1 & 2. Registering for the supply pick-up will also register you for the program on April 23. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions. Registration begins April 9.
Monday, April 19 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Teen Craft Pick Up – Come to the Drive-Up Window to pick up a craft kit. Grades 7-12. Registration begins one week before each pick-up.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.