Westlake Porter Public Library's early September calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early September 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.
Thursdays, Sept. 9 and 23 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Roblox Arcade (Live) – Love Roblox? 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.
Thursday, Sept. 9 (6:30-7 p.m.) and Friday, Sept. 17 (10-10:30 a.m.) Adapted Storytime in the Garden – This storytime is designed for children ages 3-7 who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Siblings may attend but must register separately. This program is weather permitting. Staff will make every effort to notify you in a timely manner if we cannot meet in-person. If we cannot meet in-person Zoom invitations will be sent to all registered attendees. Please register every person that will be attending, including children and adults. Caregivers must stay with their child(ren) during the programming. Please register.
Friday, Sept. 10 (4-4:45 p.m.) The Science of 'Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark' – There is science inside the "Magic Tree House" books. Let’s begin with "Dinosaurs Before Dark" and explore the world of dinosaurs, from fossils and eggs to carnivores and herbivores. Grades 1-2. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple take home project. This program is weather permitting. Please register.
Saturday, Sept. 11 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun (Live) – Join Miss Rachel for a Pokemon Zoom meeting! We’ll play a “Guess that Pokemon” game and have time for show and tell. Feel free to bring a favorite Pokemon card or toy for show and tell! Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Monday, Sept. 13 (11-11:30 a.m.) Gross Motor Monday – Start your week with some movement activities! We will have fun balancing, jumping, tossing, marching and more! For children ages 3-7 with special needs. This program is led by a librarian, not a therapist, physician or exercise professional. This program is weather permitting. If we cannot meet in-person, we will meet on Zoom invites will be sent to all registered attendees. Please register every person that will be attending, including children and adults. Caregivers must stay with their child(ren) during programming. Please register.
Monday, Sept. 13 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? Come to WPPL’s Teen Lounge for video games, board games, crafts, snacks and more! Grades 7-12.
Monday, Sept. 13 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: Transfer Memories to Digital at Home (Live) – On Zoom, learn what you can check out from WPPL’s Non-Traditional Materials Collection to transfer your VHS tapes to DVD, cassettes to MP3, records to mp3, and more! Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom information.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Tips for the Best Job Search Package (Live) – How do you present yourself on paper to potential employers? Does your resume make them want to take a closer look at you? Does your LinkedIn profile support your resume and provide a cohesive representation of you? Join Cynthia Wilt on Zoom with your documents so that we can ask questions and audit what you have. Please register to receive an email containing Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 (10-11:30 a.m.) Excel 1: Introduction – Practice entering and formatting text and numbers within cells. Insert, delete, and modify columns and rows. Begin working with basic formulas. Class is in person. Capacity is limited. Software version is Excel 2019. Registration begins one week before each session.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 (2-3:30 p.m.) Tuesday Book Discussion – Join the WPPL Tuesday Book Club IN PERSON for a discussion of "The Night Tiger" by Yangsze Choo. Please register.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Jewelry Junction: Fall Shell Pendant In-Person Class – Make a beautiful fall pendant using beige shells, wire and pearls. Materials and tools provided. Please register.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 10 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Live) – Join the WPPL Tuesday Evening Book Club on Zoom for a discussion of "The Night Tiger" by Yangsze Choo. Please register. You will receive a Zoom invitation and instructions by email.
Wednesday, Sept. 15 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Book Discussion – This month’s title is "The Two-Family House" by Lynda Cohen Loigman. Discussion will be held outside in the Reading Garden. Please register. In the event of inclement weather we will meet on Zoom. In that event notification and Zoom instructions will be sent by email.
Thursday, Sept. 16 (10-11:30 a.m.) Windows 10 Introduction – Learn how to work with the basic features of Windows 10. Work with the Start Menu, Tiles, access settings, Task View, Action Center, and Microsoft Edge. This class is in person. Capacity is limited. Registration begins Sept. 9.
Thursday, Sept. 16 (4-5 p.m.) Introduction to Finding Grants (Live) – Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants. A demo of hands-on, guided online grant research using the Foundation Directory Online database will be provided. Please register.
Friday, Sept. 17 (10 a.m.-noon) Nonprofit Community Hours – Do you have questions regarding nonprofit management and fundraising? Schedule a one-on-one, 15-minute virtual reference session with WPPL’s Candid FIN Manager to discuss the needs of your 501(c)(3) organization and the various resources available to you.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.