Early August events at Westlake Porter Public Library
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early August 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, Aug. 4 (noon-1 p.m.) Heart Health (Live) – Join us on Zoom for a talk on heart health with Dr. Bill Lewis from MetroHealth. Please register. After registration, you will receive by email a link to join the program.
Wednesday, Aug. 4 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club: Online Edition – New members are always welcome, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register. The Club will continue to 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, Aug. 5 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Friday, Aug. 6 (9-11 p.m.) Movie Under the Stars – Enjoy a feature-length newly released DVD or favorite family classic. Contact the library for the title. We will be outside, socially-distanced in our field enjoying an evening under the stars. Movies will begin at dusk; feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets. (Snacks are okay to bring, however masks must be worn anytime you are not actively eating.) Building restrooms will be accessible. Please register every person that will be attending including children and adults. Caregivers must stay with their child(ren) during the program.
Saturday, Aug. 7 (4-5 p.m.) STEAM Maker Lab: Mars Base Camp, Landing Zone Surveyor – Discover features of the surface of Mars that are important for safe landing, traveling around the landscape and setting up a base camp. Grades 3-5. This program is weather permitting. Staff will make every effort to notify you in a timely manner if we cannot meet in person. In that case Zoom invitations will be sent by email. A decision will be made 24 hours in advance to allow time to pick up supplies if we aren’t meeting in person. Please register.
Sunday, Aug. 8 (2-3 p.m.) American Girl Doll Club: Kira Bailey – Join us for some American Girl Doll Club fun with American Girl Doll Club "Girl of the Year" Kira Bailey! We’ll play games and make a theme-related craft. Ages 6-10. This program is in-person weather permitting. If we cannot meet in-person, we will meet on Zoom. A decision about weather will be made 24 hours in advance to allow time for you to pick up supplies. There is no supply pick-up if we meet in person. Zoom invites will be sent to all registered attendees only if we will not be meeting in person. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 10 (10-11:30 a.m.) Windows 10 Introduction – Learn how to work with the basic features of Windows 10. Work with the Start Menu, Tiles, access settings, Task View, Action Center, and Microsoft Edge. This class is in person. Capacity is limited. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 10 (1-3 p.m.) Career Transition: Coping with Job Loss (Live) – Are you navigating job loss? Let’s name what you’re experiencing: downsizing, pandemic, layoff, dismissed, fired or retired. Let’s address your feelings: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, acceptance and grief. By addressing these things you can move forward. Let’s move forward together! Please register to receive an email containing instructions for joining us via Zoom.
Tuesday, Aug. 10 (2-3:30 p.m.) Tuesday Book Discussion (In Person) – Join the Tuesday Book Club IN PERSON for a discussion of "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 10 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion (Online) – Join the Tuesday Evening Book Club on Zoom for a discussion of "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer. Please register to receive a Zoom invitation and instructions by email.
Thursdays, Aug. 12 and 26 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Roblox Arcade (Live) – Love Roblox? Then join us in the Roblox Arcade! 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, Aug. 12 (7-8 p.m.) Learning to Cube – It’s hip to be square! Learn the basics of solving a Rubik’s cube in this hands-on program. We’ll go over the fundamentals and where to go to keep practicing. Cubes will be provided. For ages 12 and over. Registration begins Aug. 5.
Saturday, Aug. 14 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Superhero Craft Bag Pick-Up – It’s a bird ... it’s a plane ... it’s Superhero Craft Day! Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with these fun superhero crafts. For kids through grade 4. Registration begins Aug. 7.
Saturday, Aug. 14 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Tween Craft Kit Pick-Up – Stop by Youth Services starting at 9 a.m. for a tween craft kit! Grades 4-6. Registration begins Aug. 7.
Saturday, Aug. 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 Aug. 7. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Monday, Aug. 16 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Crafty Adults Supply Pick-Up – Make a craft project of your own with this simple pick-up kit. For adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. No previous craft experience necessary. Glue, scissors and markers will not be included. All other materials are supplied. Registration begins Aug. 9.
Monday, Aug. 16 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: USB Flash Drive Uses (Live) – Learn about the useful things you can do with a USB drive! Requires you to have a blank USB flash drive so you can follow along at home on Zoom on your computer. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a flash drive for $5 at the Circulation Desk. Some programs are Windows-only, but others are available for Windows and Mac. Please register to receive Zoom instructions by email.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Book Discussion – This month’s title is "Chances Are…" by Richard Russo. Discussion will be held outside in the Reading Garden. Please register. In the event of inclement weather we will meet on Zoom. In that event notification and Zoom instructions will be sent by email.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 (7-8 p.m.) The Music of Frank Sinatra – Join us in person for an evening of entertainment as we learn about “Old Blue Eyes” and enjoy some of his most iconic songs! This presentation covers biographical information about Sinatra from his humble beginnings through the 1990s. We will hear 13 of his most famous recorded songs. Please register.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.