Westlake Porter Public Library's early June calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early June 2022 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.
Wednesdays, June 8 and 15 (7-7:30 p.m.) and Saturdays, June 11 and 18 (10:30-11 a.m.) Family Storytime – Join us for rhymes, songs and play! For families with children ages 2-6. Siblings are welcome. Registration begins one week before each session.
Wednesday, June 8 (7-8 p.m.) Author Visit: Angeline Walsh – Author and filmmaker Angeline Walsh discusses her serial novel, "The Reign of Victoria; or, the Year Everything Changed," which is being published in monthly installments on the author’s website. Learn about the inspiration behind the book, the author’s unique creative and writing processes, and the historical setting. Walsh will also have copies of her previous novel, "Memento Mortale," her poetry collection, "Bad Psychiatry," and some Victoria-themed merchandise to sell following the event. Please register.
Friday, June 10 (4-4:30 p.m.) Read It, Make It @ the Library – Make a craft based on a story that is read aloud. Grades PreK-1, siblings are welcome. Please register.
Saturday, June 11 (1-2 p.m.) Pokémon Fun – This will be a time to view and trade cards, do a craft (if desired), and play a Pokémon bingo game. Feel free to bring your cards! Ages 6-11. Please register.
Saturday, June 11 (2-3 p.m.) Burlesque Fundamentals – Build your confidence and learn the building block movements of classic burlesque! Join performer and instructor Eliza Sidecar as she shares a little background, presents the history of this particular performance style while teaching attendees basic burlesque dance moves and combos. All genders and abilities welcome; a pair of short heels is recommended (but not required). Please register.
Saturday, June 11 (9-10:30 p.m.) Movies Under the Stars – Enjoy a feature length newly released DVD or favorite family classic. Contact the library for specific titles. We will be outside in our field enjoying an evening under the stars. Movies will begin at dusk so bring lawn chairs and blankets for chilly evenings. Snacks are okay to bring. Building restrooms will be accessible. Caregivers must stay with their child(ren) during programming.
Sunday, June 12 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Do you love Legos? Then bring your ideas and imagination to Brick Builders! Bricks provided. No registration required, but room capacity is limited. First come, first served. Ages 5-12.
Sunday, June 12 (2-4 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otaku and newbies welcome! Grades 7-Adult. Please register.
Monday, June 13 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Crafty Adults Kit Pick-Up – Make a craft project of your own with this simple pick-up kit. For adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Please register.
Monday, June 13 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Tween Craft Kit Pick-Up – A take-home craft for grades 4-6. Please register.
Monday, June 13 (2-3:30 p.m.) Finding Your Ancestors with City Directories – City Directories are a great resource to find out more information about your ancestors. They can help you fill in information missing from Census and other records. Inside them you can find information about local churches, civic organizations, and fraternal societies along with businesses. Additionally you can find information about where your ancestors lived, their occupations, and who lived around them. Join Local History Librarian, Chad Statler, as he discusses some of the uses of City Directories in your genealogical research, including where to locate them and how to use them. Please register.
Monday, June 13 (6:30-7:15 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club: Picnic Fun! – Join us outside for an American Girl Doll Club picnic! Ages 6-10. Please register.
Monday, June 13 (7-8:45 p.m.) Protecting Your Creativity: I Have This Idea...What’s Next? – What is intellectual property and what are the steps that you can take to protect it? Liza J. M. Heinig, partner of Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP will discuss the different types of intellectual property and the different methods available to protect your ideas. Please register.
Monday, June 13 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday:Alternatives to Cable TV – Frustrated with cable? Let us help you sort through the alternatives available. This program will help you sort through the variety of alternatives to cable services available. Learn about digital media players, streaming services, and additional options. Please register.
Tuesdays, June 14, 21 and 28 (2-2:30 p.m.) Reading Buddies – Partner up with one of our teen reading buddies to practice your reading skills and share your favorite stories! Grades 1-3. Registration begins one week before each session.
Tuesday, June 14 (2-3 p.m.) Teen Crafts: Pride Month Edition – Celebrate Pride Month with a crafting session making magnets, keychains and buttons. For teens in grades 7-12. Registration begins June 7, but drop-ins are welcome.
Tuesday, June 14 (4-4:45 p.m.) The Science of Magic Tree House: Midnight on the Moon – Join Mrs. K as we explore the book "Midnight on the Moon" in celebration of the Supermoon. Grades 1-2. Please register.
Tuesday, June 14 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Club (In Person AND Virtual) – Join us in person or on Zoom to discuss "The Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande. The discussion will be held in person and on Zoom simultaneously. Please register. If you register for the Zoom option you will receive a Zoom invitation and instructions by email.
Wednesday, June 15 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – This month’s title is "Before the Coffee Gets Cold" by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. A limited number of books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please register.
Wednesdays, June 15 and 29 (3-4 p.m.) Family Game and Puzzle Time – Put together a puzzle or enjoy a game at the library! You can bring your own or use one of ours! Ages 3-12. Families can gather and have fun in an understanding and empathetic environment. This program is inclusive and is for those with disabilities and typical peers. Registration begins one week before each session.
Thursday, June 16 (10-11:30 a.m.) Computer Basics & Introduction to Northstar – Learn how to turn on a computer, use a mouse, go online, and access Northstar Digital Literacy for self-paced online learning. Registration begins June 9.
Thursday, June 16 (4-4:45 p.m.) Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to rotate through skill stations in preparation for making the leap into Kindergarten. Registration begins June 9.
Thursday, June 16 (6:30-7:15 p.m.) and Saturday, June 25 (11-11:45 a.m.) Adapted Storytime – Join us for this storytime designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7. Registration opens one week before each session.
Fridays, June 17 and 24 (9:30-10 a.m.) Summer Yoga with Ms. Jen – Calm your body, mind and spirit in this yoga class taught by Ms. Jen, certified yoga instructor! Wear comfy clothes and bring your own mat or towel. Ages 2-6, siblings welcome. Registration begins one week before each session.
Friday, June 17 (10-10:45 a.m.) Reading, Rhythm, and Rainsticks – This adapted storytime explores music with rainsticks, rhythm sticks and more! For children with disabilities, ages 3-9, with a caregiver; siblings are welcome. This program will encourage gross and fine motor movements while playing with instruments and moving to music. Songs are a wonderful way to learn about language. This program is led by a librarian, not a therapist and is not a substitute for music or other therapy. Please register.
Friday, June 17 (1-3 p.m.) Movies @ Your Library – Enjoy a feature-length newly released movie or favorite family classic! Contact Youth Services for specific title. All ages. Registration begins June 10.
Saturday, June 18 (2-4 p.m.) Hand Sewing for Literacy – Learn basic sewing skills and create a sewn project while listening to a story with sewing as its central theme. Hand sewing helps kids develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, self-confidence, patience and focus – skills used in reading and writing. Caregivers are encouraged to stay for the program to learn the sewing techniques and assist their child(ren). Younger siblings are welcome and a simple stitching project will be available for them. Grades K-2. Registration begins June 11.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.