Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s December 2023 calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Instagram (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 (4:30-5:15 p.m.) STEAM Club – Why do some trees stay green all winter? Join us as we answer this question and more during this festive holiday program. Discover scientific principles with hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple take-home project. Grades 1-2. Registration begins Nov. 28.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 (6-8 p.m.) Documentary Film Club: "The Endurance – Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition" – Each meet-up we’ll watch a different documentary that provides a window into an area of society. We will discuss the topics after screening the documentary. This month we’ll be exploring explorers, specifically Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew. For adults and teens ages 13 and up.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 (7-8:30 p.m.) World at War Forum: General George Marshall – General George C. Marshall led a remarkable career in the U.S. Army. Daniel Zeiser will discuss the General’s career and how without him the Allied victory and the post-war world would likely be very different. Please register.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 (7-8 p.m.) Virtual Author Talk: Victoria Aveyard – Join us as the instant New York Times bestselling author chats with us about YA fiction, world building, and her incredible body of work. Streamed live. Please register.
Wednesday, Dec. 6 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us for another creepy classic from the Vault! New members are welcome, but children under 13 must be with an adult. Please register.
Wednesday, Dec. 6 (7-7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, December 16 (10:30-11 a.m.) Family Storytime - Join us for rhymes, songs and play! Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring along a stuffed animal to the Wednesday evening session! Ages 2-6 with a caregiver.
Thursday, Dec. 7 (10-11:30 a.m.) Microsoft Word – Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and how to access Northstar Digital Literacy for self-paced online learning. Please register.
Thursday, Dec. 7 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Thursday, Dec. 7 (1:30-3:30 p.m.) Holiday Necklace & Earrings – Look festive during the holidays by making a crystal ball holiday pendant necklace with matching earrings. Please register.
Friday, Dec. 8 (4-5 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 17 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Do you love Legos? 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.
Saturday, Dec. 9 (10-11 a.m.) Body Rhythm – Develop gross & fine motor skills, creative expression & thinking, social interaction, problem solving, cooperative play, rhythm, and rhyming skills by exploring sound through percussive instruments. Ages 3-9. Please register each child attending, beginning one week before each session.
Saturday, Dec. 9 (2-4 p.m.) Afternoon Art – Stop by the Youth Services Department to create art for our Free Little Art Gallery. All supplies provided. All ages.
Sunday, Dec. 10 (2-3 p.m.) Come Play With Me – Open playtime for children ages 2-5 with a caring adult. Siblings welcome!