Westlake Porter Public Library's early December calendar of events
Effective Nov. 19, Westlake Porter Public Library is offering drive-up window services, telephone services, online programs and limited computer access ONLY. The physical library will be closed for browsing, but open for limited computer access by appointment only. The new, expanded WiFi can be accessed in the parking lot for those who need the Internet.
Customers may continue to request materials online by visiting westlakelibrary.org or by calling the library at 440-871-2600. Materials already on hold will be available for pick-up through the drive-up window during regular open hours. Limited computer access appointments can be requested by calling the library at 440-871-2600, ext. 2.
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early December 2020 calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check the library's website or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (11-11:30 a.m.) Cook with WPPL, Volume 1 (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube as we make Smoky Chipotle Chicken Chili for a chilly weekend.
Wednesdays, Dec. 2 and 16 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group (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.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club: Online Edition – The Club will meet online using the video sharing site Watch2Gether. New members are always welcome, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. To participate, 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.
Dec. 3-10 – Calling Crafters: Snowman Ornament Take-Home Kit – Using glue and our take-home kit, create a Snowman Ornament. This is a fun, easy project to do at home. Please register. Kits may be picked up at the Drive-Up Window anytime from Dec. 3-10.
Thursday, Dec. 3 (11-11:30 a.m.) Cup of Science (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to learn about the science behind how leaves change color.
Thursday, Dec. 3 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Thursdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 (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, Dec. 4 (11-11:30 a.m.) Storytime (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a fun storytime!
Friday, Dec. 4 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Got Science? Supply Pick Up – Learn about Newton’s Law of Motion. Kits will be available at the Drive-Up Window beginning Dec. 4. Grades 1-2. Please register. Registering for this event will also register you for the Zoom event on Dec. 11. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Saturday, Dec. 5 (2-2:45 p.m.) STEAM Maker Lab: Toymaker (Live) – Have you ever wondered who creates toys and how they do it? Join us on Zoom to answer those questions and more! Grades 3-5. You must register for the STEAM Maker Lab: Toymaker Supply Pick Up starting Nov. 21 to be registered for this program. Please provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Saturday, Dec. 5 (4-5:30 p.m.) Intro to Belly Dance – Join us on Zoom as Roxi DellaDonna leads a beginners belly dance class, teaching you how to add movement to your life and connect with your body. No experience is necessary. The lesson is suitable for all shapes, sizes and activity levels. Please register. You must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.
Mondays, Dec. 7 and 14 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Teen Craft Pick Up – Come to the Drive-Up Window to pick up a craft kit while supplies last. Grades 7-12.
Monday, Dec. 7 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Calling Crafters: Holiday Swag – Decorate a beautiful holiday swag using poinsettias and assorted trimmings. Please register. Pick up supplies Dec. 7-12.
Monday, Dec. 7 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Tween Craft Pick-Up – Come to the Drive-Up Window for a tween craft kit. Grades 4-6. While supplies last.
Monday, Dec. 7 (11-11:30 a.m.) Pictionary! (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a game of Pictionary!
Tuesday, Dec. 8 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, Dec. 9 (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.
Tuesday, Dec. 8 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Glassdoor forJob Search (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a look at Glassdoor, a career website where current and former employees anonymously review companies where they’ve worked. You can search for specific companies and gather information on company culture and values, career growth opportunities, salary and compensation, and more. Please register. Participants must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, Dec. 8 (7-8:45 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a discussion of "The Music Shop" by Rachel Joyce. Please register to receive a Zoom invitation and instructions. Participants without a computer, tablet or smartphone can join using a traditional phone.
Friday, Dec. 11 (4-4:45 p.m.) Got Science? (Live) – Join us on Zoom where we’ll be experimenting with electricity! Grades 1-2. Registration for the Dec. 4 supply pick-up will register you for this program as well. Participants will need to provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.
Saturday, Dec. 12 (All Day) Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge Supply Pick Up – Pick up your Mystery STEAM Bag supplies at the Drive-Up Window on or after Dec. 12. Each bag contains mystery craft materials and a challenge card. Use the materials to complete the design challenge and share with us on social media! Grades 1 and 2. Registration begins Dec. 5.
Saturday, Dec. 12 (9 a.m.- 6 p.m.) Holiday Craft Pick Up – Celebrate the season! Come to the Drive-Up Window beginning Dec. 12 to receive a bag filled with festive holiday crafts! While supplies last. No registration required.
Saturday, Dec. 12 (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 Dec. 5.
Sunday, Dec. 13 (1-5 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club Pick-Up – A Winter Fun supply kit will be available at the Drive-Up Window beginning Dec. 13. Ages 6-10. Registration begins Dec. 6. Registering for this will also register you for the Zoom event on Dec. 20 from 2-2:30 p.m. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions. You will need this kit to participate in the program.
Monday, Dec. 14 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: Squishy Claus Circuits Pick-Up (On Demand) – Create holiday play-dough squishy circuits with an on-demand webinar to watch whenever you’d like! Suitable for adults, teens and kids! Instructions for materials pick-up and webinar access will be sent a few days before the program. Registration begins Dec. 7.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 (11-11:30 a.m.) Stories and Signs (Live) – Join us on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter and enjoy a storytime while learning a few words in sign language! Ages 0-3.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 (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. Registration begins one week before each session. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion (Live) – This month’s title is "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin. Please register to receive Zoom instructions.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 (7-8 p.m.) Alfred Hitchcock: His Greatest Films (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a fascinating presentation on the Master of Suspense! Alfred Hitchcock was a master director of mystery movies with surprise endings in the early and middle 20th century. He was also a very active anti-fascist as some of his movies confirm. This presentation will offer information on many of his greatest films. Please register. Participants must provide an email 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.