Westlake Porter Public Library's late October calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late October 2020 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.
Tuesday, Oct. 20 (7-8 p.m.) Currently Reading (Live) – Bring a book to rave about or find your next favorite! An open discussion for Teens in grades 7-12 who love to read. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Tuesday, Oct. 20 (7-10 p.m.) Moonlight Lantern Festival – Drive by Westlake Porter Public Library this evening to experience the Moonlight Lantern Festival!
Wednesday, Oct. 21 (All Day) Spooky Sounds Contest – Do you have what it takes to send shivers down our spines? Submit your spooky sound creation by Oct. 26 for a chance at a Halloween grand prize! Grades 4-12. Visit westlakelibrary.org/events for rules, the submission form, and resources.
Wednesday, Oct. 21 (11-11:30 a.m.) Academic Search Premiere/CRAAP Resource Share (Live) – These two databases are excellent research companions for your teen or college-age student. Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to find out about them.
Wednesday, Oct. 21 (7-8 p.m.) Vampires: A Bloody History (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a spine-chilling talk on vampires with local author, actor and scholar Mark Dawidziak! Dawidziak is the author of vampire-centric books, including "The Nightstalker Companion." He also teaches "Vampires on Film and Television" at Kent State University. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions for joining the meeting.
Thursdays, Oct. 22 and 29 (11-11:30 a.m.) Storytime (Live) – Tune in to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and join the fun as we livestream a storytime!
Thursdays, Oct. 22 and 29 (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, Oct. 23 (11-11:30 a.m.) LGBTQ History Month Storytime (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube as we share inclusive titles celebrating LGBTQ History Month.
Friday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 29 (4-5 p.m.) Westlake Art Reflection: Creation Session (Live) – Work on your Reflections Arts Competition piece together during these calming Zoom creation sessions. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom Instructions. You will also need to pick up supplies starting Oct. 16.
Saturday, Oct. 24 (11-11:40 a.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge (Live) – Join us on Zoom to share your Mystery STEAM Bag design! If you’re interested in participating you must register to pick up your supplies bag which will register you to attend the Zoom program. Grades 1-2.
Sunday, Oct. 25 (2-2:30 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club: Fall Fun! (Live) – Join us on Zoom for this fun fall program. Ages 6-10. Supply kit for the program must be picked up starting Oct. 18. Please register. Registering for the kit also registers you for the Zoom program.
Monday, Oct. 26 (All Day) Halloween Craft Pick Up – Stop by Youth Services to pick up your Halloween Craft kit while supplies last. For kids through Grade 12. Call if you wish to pick it up at the Drive-Up Window.
Monday, Oct. 26 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mix-It-Up (Live) – Let’s mix it up with some fun fall activities and crafts you can make at home! Ages 4-6. Program will be presented on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 (All Day) Kinder Club – Pick up your Kinder Club packet at the Youth Services Desk on or after Oct. 27! Each bag will contain 4 alphabet letter activities that will be featured weekly on our Kinder Club blog. Ages 4-6 While supplies last.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 (11-11:30 a.m.) Library at 11 (Live) – Join us on social media to see what family-friendly video we have in store for you today!
Tuesday, Oct. 27 (7-8:15 p.m.) Horror Has Always Been Queer: The LGBTQ+ Roots of Horror’s Foundation (Live) – Join us on Zoom as filmmaker and prolific horror analyst and theorist BJ Colangelo dives into the rainbow roots of horror films. Colangelo's film criticism and analyses have been featured in various publications, including Bloody Disgusting, Cleveland Scene and Medium. She has also been a panelist and speaker at San Diego Comic Con and Flaming River Con. This program will be hosted on Zoom; please register to receive a ticket to the online event.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 (11-11:30 a.m.) LGBTQ Film History: Part III (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for part 2 of our series on the history of LGBTQ inclusion in film.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group (Live) – A bi-weekly meet-up for writers in grades 7-12. In this workshop, we’ll be prepping for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 (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 Oct. 21. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions on the day of the program.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 (7-8 p.m.) Things That Go Bump in the Night (Live) – Join us on Zoom for an evening of scary stories! Get into the Halloween spirit with some classic chillers (and some laughs, too)! Presented by Sara Showman of the Largely Literary Theater Company. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions for joining the event.
Friday, Oct. 30 (11-11:30 a.m.) Yoga with Miss Jen (Live) – Calm your body, mind and spirit in this live Zoom yoga class taught by Ms. Jen, certified yoga instructor. Recommended for kids and their families. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.