Westlake Porter Public Library's early March calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early March 2021 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, March 3 (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, 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.
Thursday, March 4 and Monday, March 22 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Thursdays, March 4 and 11 (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, March 4 (7-8 p.m.) Thursday Night Book Discussion – Join us as we launch a new discussion group! March’s title, "The Last Flight" by Julie Clark, is available in ebook format in the Hoopla app. The group will meet on the first Thursday of the month in March, May, July, September and November. Due to the extended time frame, participants will need to obtain their own copies of each month’s title. Please register.
Fridays, March 5 and 12 (11-11:30 a.m.) First Chapter Friday! (Live) – Join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to hear our Youth Services staff read the first chapter of a book suitable for children in grades K-4.
Saturday, March 6 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Suma Wears Your Mask Supply Pick-Up – Suma needs some new masks to celebrate National Library Week in April. Pick up a mask to decorate at home and return it to the library where it will be featured in a puma photo shoot! All masks must be returned by 9 p.m. on March 15 to be featured in the photo shoot. Please register.
Sunday, March 7 (1-5 p.m.) Fancy Nancy Perfectly Paris Party Supply Pick-Up – Bonjour! You are invited to a Fancy Nancy Perfectly Paris Party! Pick up your party kit and get ready for the party on March 14 at 2 p.m. Ages 5-8. Please register. Registering for this event also registers you for the party. An email address must be provided to receive Zoom instructions.
Monday, March 8 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Tween Craft Pick-Up – Come to the Youth Services Department starting today for a tween craft kit. Kits will be available for pick-up through 5 p.m. on March 14 unless other arrangements are made. Grades 4-6. While supplies last. Please register.
Monday, March 8 (7-8 p.m.) Alternatives to Cable TV (Live) – Frustrated with cable service? This program will help you sort through the variety of viewing alternatives available. Learn about digital media players, streaming services, and additional options. Event streamed live via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom event link. Please register. Participants must provide a valid email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, March 9 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Calling All Crafters: Small Easter Wreath Take-Home Kit – Make a beautiful Easter wreath with silk flowers and enhancements. Register March 1-6 and pickup March 9-13.
Tuesdays, March 9 and 16 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday, March 10 (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, March 9 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Targeting Your Job Search (Live) – Times have changed and so have your needs and desires when it comes to new employment. Remote work, hybrid jobs, shared jobs, and contract work have become a staple in the market. What fits your lifestyle and financial needs now? Let’s take a look at options and how to find those jobs for which to apply. Put your creative hat on and join us. Please register. You must provide an email address to receive instructions for joining us via Zoom.
Tuesday, March 9 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Live) – Join us for a discussion of "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett. Please register to receive a Zoom invitation and instructions. Participants without a computer, tablet or smartphone can join using a traditional phone.
Wednesday, March 10 (11-11:30 a.m.) Yoga with Miss Nancy (Live) – Kids: join us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to calm your body and mind with yoga with Miss Nancy!
Wednesdays, March 10 and 24 (4-5 p.m.) Teen Writers Group (Live) – An online Zoom meet-up for writers in grades 7-12. This is a dedicated hour to just write. We’ll save the last 15 minutes for any writer in need of some group brainstorming. Registration begins one week before each program. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Friday, March 12 (4-4:30 p.m.) Cup of Science (Live) – Join Miss Holly on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a fun video on Going Green! Recommended for ages 4-6.
Saturday, March 13 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Kids in the Kitchen Supply Pick-Up and Program – Pick up a recipe kit then tune into the live kitchen demo on March 15 at 3 p.m. For children ages 8-12 with special needs and peers who may not be successful in a typical hands-on program. If your child has food allergies, please contact the Youth Services Department at 440-250-5471. Each simple recipe is presented with minimal steps and uses inexpensive, easy-to-find tools and ingredients. Registration begins March 6. Registering for this event also registers you for the Zoom program. An email must be provided so you can receive Zoom information.
Saturday, March 13 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) STEAM Maker Lab Supply Pick-Up – It’s almost spring and time to get excited about planting! We’ll provide most of the supplies needed to complete 2-3 projects about plants. Kits available in the Youth Services Department starting on March 13. Grades 3-5. Registration for the pick-up also registers you for the March 20 STEAM Maker program on Zoom. Please provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Saturday, March 13 (11-11:30 a.m.) Adapted Storytime (Live) – Join us for this Zoom storytime designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7 years. Registration begins March 6. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Monday, March 15 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Grab Bag Craft Pick-Up – Stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up your craft kit beginning March 15. Registration begins March 8.
Monday, March 15 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Spring Sensory Kit – Pick up a sensory kit and experience the sounds, scents, sights and textures of the season with your child! Ages 3-7. Registration begins March 8.
Monday, March 15 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Teen Craft Pick-Up – Come to the Drive-Up Window to pick up a craft kit. Grades 7-12. Registration begins March 8.
Monday, March 15 (7-8:30 p.m.) Investors Interest Group: Zoom Edition (Live) – The cost of long-term care can quickly drain a family of their resources. Elder law attorney Elizabeth Perla will discuss how one puts together a long-term care plan that can save your family money. Please register. Once registered you will receive an email containing Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, March 16 (4-5:15 p.m.) Introduction to Finding Grants – Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. Please register. Once registered you will receive an email containing Zoom instructions.
Tuesday, March 16 (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.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.