Westlake Porter Public Library's late September calendar of events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early September 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, Sept. 22 (4-5 p.m.) Fall Teen Writers Workshop (Live) – A twice-a-month meet-up for writers in grades 7-12. In this workshop, we’ll be prepping for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Hit the ground running by getting organized and brainstorming within a supportive group of young writers. We’ll also share tips and tricks to maintaining a productive writing environment. Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Wednesday, Sept. 22 (7-8 p.m.) Adult Creative Writing Group – Join us in person for an hour of creative writing prompts to inspire you to start and keep writing. Creativity is more than putting pen to paper. It’s about breaking away and trying something new! Please register. Please provide an email address when registering.

Thursday, Sept. 23 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Roblox Arcade (Live) – Love Roblox? 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, Sept. 24 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Dinosaur Discovery – Let’s explore the word of dinosaurs, from fossils and eggs to carnivores and herbivores. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple take-home project. Ages 4-6, through kindergarten. At this time, caregivers must stay with their child(ren) during programming. Please register every person attending, including children and adults.

Saturday, Sept. 25 (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. Pick up a kit for a hands-on experience! Please register. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Monday, Sept. 27 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Tuesday, Sept. 28 (6:30-10 p.m.) Indoor Movie Night – Enjoy a presentation of the award-winning film about a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in the early years of NASA’s space program. Please register every person that will be attending.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 (7-8:30 p.m.) Comics and the Clinic: History of the Comic Book and Mental Health (Live) – Join us on Zoom as Valentino Zullo discusses the portrayal of mental health in comics, and how this medium offers unique insight into the minds of its characters. Mental health practitioners have long been invested in comics: from psychologist William Moulton Marston’s creation of Wonder Woman to psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s infamous attack on comics as a corrupter of youth, to the current burgeoning of comics that chronicle stories of mental health treatments. Zullo is a Ph.D. candidate at Kent State University and licensed social worker practicing as a Maternal Depression Therapist at OhioGuidestone. He is the American Editor of the "Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics." Please register.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 (8-9 p.m.) Discovery Box Sign-Up – Teens in grades 7-12: You’ll receive a survey to fill out, and we’ll use your responses to create a custom Discovery Box! Pick-up begins Oct. 6 (8-9 p.m.).

To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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