Westlake Porter Public Library's late November calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late 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.
Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 24 (All Day) Dream Big: Engineering Our World (On Demand) – You're invited to participate in an exciting virtual engineering experience introducing engineers and engineering for people of all ages, especially families and children. Travel the world to see engineering in action, from the Great Wall of China, to solar car races in Australia, and underwater robots in the USA. Please register. Once registered, the URL and passcode will work all day. You will receive Vimeo.com links and passcodes to English, Spanish, and Closed-Captioned versions later in an email.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 (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. Ages 2-6.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – This month’s title is "The Stationery Shop" by Marjan Kamali. Please register to receive Zoom instructions.
Wednesdays, Nov. 18 and 25 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group: Writers Room (Live) – A bi-weekly meet-up for writers in grades 7-12. We’re working our way through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a dedicated hour just to write. We’ll reserve the last 15 minutes for any writer in need of group brainstorming. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 (7-8 p.m.) A Taste of Tea: Tea Preparation and Health Benefits (Live) – Join us on Zoom as we learn all about tea! Paula from Storehouse Teas will teach us how to properly select and brew tea, while also explaining the health benefits of various varieties. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.
Thursday, Nov. 19 (11-11:30 a.m.) American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Storytime (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for a storytime celebrating American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month.
Thursday, Nov. 19 (3-4 p.m.) Dream Team: El Futuro se Diseña/the Future is Designed (Spanish) (Live) – Join us online for a Spanish-language engineering panel led by Fernando Ceballos, a Minecraft builder and featuring engineers Angelica Hernandez and Isamar Escobar. To join in, visit westlakelibrary.org/events and click on the link in the program description.
Thursday, Nov. 19 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club – 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, Nov. 20 (11-11:30 a.m.) Fall Yoga with Miss Nancy! (Live) – Join Miss Nancy on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to calm your body and mind with yoga. Ages K-4.
Friday, Nov. 20 (2-3 p.m.) Dream Team: Chats with Changemakers featuring Avery Bang (Live) – High school host Tiffany will chat with Avery, a civil engineer and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity, where she leads her team in building trailbridges in some of the most isolated places on earth. Please register.
Saturday, Nov. 21 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge (Live) – Join us on Zoom to share your Mystery STEAM Bag designs. Grades 1-2. Participants must register for and pick up STEAM Bags in advance.
Saturday, Nov. 21 (2-2:30 p.m.) Yoga with Miss Jen (Live) – Calm your body, mind and spirit in this live Zoom Yoga class taught by a certified yoga instructor. Teens and adults. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Mondays, Nov. 23 and 30 (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. 23 (11-11:30 a.m.) Building Worlds: NaNoWriMo Month Tutorial (Live) – Tweens, Teens and Adults: Join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for a writing tutorial series in support of your National Novel Writing Month goals!
Monday, Nov. 23 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Tuesday, Nov. 24 (All Day) Kinder Club Packet Pick Up – Pick up your Kinder Club packet on or after Nov. 24. Each packet will contain three alphabet letter activities that will be featured weekly on our Kinder Club blog. Ages 4-6. While supplies last.
Tuesday, Nov. 24 (11-11:30 a.m.) Family Storytime (Live) – Join us on Zoom for an interactive storytime featuring books, rhymes, songs and movement. For families with children ages 2-6, siblings welcome. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions on the day of the program.
Tuesday, Nov. 24 (4-5 p.m.) Dream Team: Engineering Extravaganza – Join us for the finale of November’s “Dream, Build, Create” series is an introduction to engineers and engineering. Join the program by visiting westlakelibrary.org/events and clicking the YouTube link in the program description.
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Library Closes at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day: Library Closed
Friday, Nov. 27 (4-4:30 p.m.) Cup of Science (Live) – Join Miss Holly on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to view a fun science video! Recommended for ages 4-6.
Monday, Nov. 30 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pictionary! (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a game of Pictionary!
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.