Westlake Porter Public Library's early May calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early May 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, May 5 (6-7 p.m.) Learning to Cube Supply Pick-Up and Program – Have you always wanted to solve the Rubik’s Cube? Pick up your Learning to Cube supplies at the Youth Services desk then join us on Zoom to learn the basics of cubing. Ages 9-13. You will need a cube to participate in the program. Please register. Registration for the kit also registers you for the May 5 program. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Wednesday, May 5 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club: Online Edition – The Horror Film Club returns for another online viewing! New members are welcome; 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, May 6 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Thursdays, May 6 and 13 (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.
Thursday, May 6 (7-8 p.m.) Thursday Night Book Discussion – May’s title is "The Girl He Used to Know" by Tracey Garvis Graves, and is available in ebook format in the Hoopla app. The group will meet on the first Thursday of the month in July, September & November. Due to the extended time frame, participants will need to obtain their own copies of each month’s title.
Friday, May 7 (4-4:30 p.m.) Cup of Science (Live) – Join Miss Holly on Facebook or YouTube for a fun video on flowers and bees! Recommended for ages 4-6.
Saturday, May 8 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) STEAM Maker Lab Supply Pick-Up – Register to learn more about the earth, plate tectonics, continents, oceans and landforms. Kits available in the Youth Services Department starting May 8. Grades 3-5. Please Note: Registration for the pick-up also registers you for the May 15 STEAM Maker program on Zoom. Please provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Saturday, May 8 (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. Please register and provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Tuesdays, May 11 and 18 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesdays, May 12 and 26 (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, May 11 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Resumes and LinkedIn Buzz (Live) – Should resumes be one page or two, what are the latest “buzz” words, what is the best choice of verbs, formats, fonts, font sizes, or templates? What is new on LinkedIn in 2021? How important is your LinkedIn profile? The answers to these questions change regularly. Let’s discuss how you can get noticed with a top-notch resume and LinkedIn profile. Please register to receive an email containing instructions for joining us via Zoom.
Tuesday, May 11 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Live) – Join the WPPL Tuesday Evening Book Club on Zoom for a discussion of "The Death of Vivek Oji" by Akwaeke Emezi. Please register to receive a Zoom invitation and instructions. Participants without a computer, tablet or smartphone can join using a traditional phone.
Wednesday, May 12 (2-3 p.m.) Aging in Place (Live) – For several reasons, people want to stay in their home and their community as they age instead of moving to a retirement community or other type of facility. Join us on Zoom to learn strategies to help older adults remain in their homes for as long as possible. Presented by LEAP (Linking Employment, Abilities, and Potential). Registration is required to receive an email with Zoom instructions.
Wednesday, May 12 (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 May 5. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Thursday, May 13 (7-7:45 p.m.) MetroHealth Mental Health Talk (Live) – May is mental health awareness month. Please join us on Zoom for a talk on mental health with a provider from MetroHealth. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Friday, May 14 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Got Science? Supply Pick-Up and Program – Join us as we make a DIY compass! You will need a kit to participate in the Zoom program at 4 p.m. on May 21. Grades 1 & 2. Please register. Registering for the supply pick-up will also register you for the program. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Monday, May 17 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Teen Craft Pick-Up – Come to the Youth Services Department to pick up a craft kit. Grades 7-12. Registration begins one week before each pick-up.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.