Westlake Porter Public Library's early November calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early November 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 4 (11-11:30 a.m.) Sing and Dance! (Live) – Join Miss Nancy on Zoom! Participants must provide an email address in order to receive Zoom instructions which will be sent the day of the program. Ages 2-6.
Wednesday, Nov. 4 (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.
Thursdays, Nov. 5 and 12 (11-11:30 a.m.) Library at 11 (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to see what family friendly video we have in store for you today!
Thursday, Nov. 5 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Friday, Nov. 6 (All Day) Got Science? Supply Pick Up – Join Got Science and learn about Newton’s Law of Motion. Kits will be available beginning today. Grades 1-2. Please register. Registering for this event will also register you for the Zoom event on Nov. 13. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the event.
Friday, Nov. 6 (11-11:30 a.m.) Foodies at 11 – Have you ever wondered if all those kitchen hacks work? Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube as Miss Cathy and Miss Natalie test some popular kitchen hacks for you!
Monday, Nov. 9 (All Day) Jewelry Junction: Fall Leaf Earrings (Take Home Kit) – Pick up directions and supplies to create a pair of silver-plated fall leaf earrings using metal leaves with a hanging bead. No video or online program. Please register.
Monday, Nov. 9 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) Teen Craft Pick Up – Stop by Youth Services to pick up a craft kit while supplies last. Grades 7-12.
Monday, Nov. 9 (11-11:30 a.m.) Creating Characters: NaNoWriMo Month Writing Tutorial (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a writing tutorial series to support your NaNoWriMo month writing goals. For tweens, teens and adults.
Tuesday, Nov. 10 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, November 11 (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. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions on the day of the program.
Tuesday, Nov. 10 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Best Job Search Letters (Live) – Sharpen your pencils and your writing skills. Learn about letter writing techniques for sending the best cover letters, cold call or networking letters, and thank you and follow-up letters. Learn the keywords that may be used to screen candidates in or out, and what employers are looking for in a letter. Get noticed and receive that all important interview! Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions for joining the meeting.
Tuesday, Nov. 10 (7-8:45 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a discussion of "The Reckoning" by John Grisham. Please register to receive a Zoom invitation and instructions. Participants without a computer, tablet or smartphone can join using a traditional phone.
Wednesday, Nov. 11 (11-11:30 a.m.) Storywalk (Live) – Join us on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram for a virtual tour of WPPL’s Storywalk at the Westlake Recreation Center.
Wednesday, Nov. 11 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group: Writers Room (Live) – An online meet-up for teens in grades 7-12. This is an hour to just write, with the last 15 minutes reserved for any writer in need of some group brainstorming. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19 (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.
Thursday, Nov. 12 (2-2:45 p.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! Registration begins Nov. 5. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Friday, Nov. 13 (All Day) Kindness Craft Bag Pick Up – “Choose Kindness.” Join us in celebrating World Kindness Day. Stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up a bag of assorted crafts. While supplies last.
Friday, Nov. 13 (4-4:45 p.m.) Got Science? (Live) – Join us on Zoom and explore Newton’s Law of Motion by conducting simple experiments! Grades 1-2. Please register. Participants will need to provide an email to receive Zoom instructions, and will also need to pick up supplies in the Youth Services Department beginning Nov. 6.
Saturday, Nov. 14 (All Day) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge Supply Pick Up – Pick up your Mystery STEAM Bag Supplies at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 1 and 2. Registration begins Nov. 7. Registering for the supplies also registers you for the Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge on Nov. 21.
Saturday, Nov. 14 (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! Registration begins Nov. 7.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.