Westlake Porter Public Library's late February calendar of events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late February 2022 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.

Thursday, Feb. 17 (10-11:30 a.m.) Windows 10 Introduction – Learn how to work with the basic features of Windows 10: the Start Menu, Tiles, Access Settings, Task View, Action Center, and Microsoft Edge. This class is in person. Capacity is limited. Please register.

Thursday, Feb. 17 (12:30-2:30 p.m. OR 3-5 p.m.) Jewelry Junction: Earrings Using Precious Stones – Design and make a pair of earrings using precious stones, and learn the benefits of precious stones. Please register.

Friday, Feb. 18 (4-4:30 p.m.) Read It, Make It @ the Library – Make a craft based on a story that is read aloud. Grades PreK-1, siblings are welcome. Please register.

Saturday, Feb. 19 (1-2 p.m.) Pokemon Fun – Join Miss Rachel for Pokemon fun! This will be a time to view and trade cards, do a craft (if desired), and play a Pokemon bingo game. Feel free to bring your cards! Ages 6-11. Please register.

Saturdays, Feb. 19 and 26 (10:30-11 a.m.) Family Storytime – Join us for rhymes, songs and play! For families with children ages 2-6. Siblings are welcome. Registration begins one week before each session.

Saturday, Feb. 19 (1-2 p.m.) Can the Right Headshot Make You Money? – You need to look your best for your business publicity shot or your LinkedIn profile. Learn the difference between portraits, headshots, and branding photography and which will be most beneficial for you and your business. Presented by professional photographers Christina Bock and Katie Garlock. Please bring your smartphone as Christina and Katie will teach you to take better selfies! Please register.

Sunday, Feb. 20 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Do you love Legos? Then bring your ideas and imagination to Brick Builders! Bricks provided. No registration required, but room capacity is limited. First come, first served. Ages 5-12.

Sunday, Feb. 20 (2-4 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otaku and newbies welcome! Grades 7-adult. Please register. Room capacity is limited, but walk-ins are welcome if space allows!

Monday, Feb. 21 (11 a.m.-noon) Amazing Adults – Enjoy crafts, songs, simple fitness, and more fun in each session! This program is for adults with special needs. Please register.

Monday, Feb. 21 (7-8:45 p.m.) Investors’ Interest Group: Long Term Care Planning – According to the federal government, a majority of people over the age of 65 will need long-term care, with a significant number of people needing extended care in a nursing home. Learn your options. Presented by Dave Herwerden with Association of Financial Educators. Please register.

Tuesday, Feb. 22 (10-11:30 a.m.) Excel 1: Introduction – Practice entering and formatting text and numbers within cells. Insert, delete, and modify columns and rows. Begin working with basic formulas. Please register. Room capacity is limited.

Tuesday, Feb. 22 (4-4:45 p.m.) The Science of Magic Tree House:Polar Bears Past Bedtime – Together we will learn that animals can either adapt to cold weather, hibernate or migrate. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple take-home project. Grades 1-2. Please register.

Tuesday, Feb. 22 (6-8:30 p.m.) Heartsaver CPR/AED – Get certified for adult, child, and infant CPR and AED. Email required for certification. Participants under the age of 14 must have a parent or legal guardian with them in class. Instruction provided by certified instructors from UH St. John Medical Center. If any questions, contact the instructors at uh4cpr@gmail.com. Please register at uhems.org/event-search.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 (9 a.m.-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! Registration begins Feb. 16. Box pick-up takes place March 2-6.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 (4-5 p.m.) Family Puzzle and Game Time – Put together a puzzle or enjoy a game at the library! You can bring your own or use one of ours! Ages 5-9. Families can gather together and have fun in an understanding and empathetic environment. This program is for children with special needs and their family. Registration begins Feb. 16.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 (7-8 p.m.) Creative Writing Workshop: African American History Month (Virtual) – Join us on Zoom for an hour of creative writing prompts to inspire you to start and keep writing. This meeting will include exercises inspired by African-American poets and the themes of their works. Please register and provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Thursday, Feb. 24 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Roblox Arcade (Virtual) – 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, Feb. 25 (11-11:30 a.m.) Adapted Storytime – Join us for this storytime designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7 years. Registration begins Feb. 18.

Saturday, Feb. 26 (1-2 p.m. for Grades 4-6; 3-4 p.m. for Grades 7-12) VR Gaming @ WPPL – Curious about VR gaming? Join us to try out a variety of PS4 VR games. Grades 4-6. Registration begins Feb. 19.

Saturday, Feb. 26 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Stories in Shadow – Watch Jacqueline Woodson’s book, "The Other Side," performed with shadow puppets, then learn how to make shadow puppets of your own to help tell your own stories. Grades 2-5. Registration begins Feb. 19.

Sunday, Feb. 27 (2-3 p.m.) Teen Craftapalooza – Calling all crafters! Join us in Youth Services for a variety of craft projects. While supplies last. Masks required during program for all patrons. Grades 7-12. Registration begins Feb. 20.

Sunday, Feb. 27 (2-3:30 p.m.) Hand Sewing for Literacy – Learn basic sewing skills and create a sewn project while listening to a story with sewing as its central theme. Hand sewing helps kids develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, self-confidence, patience and focus – skills used in reading and writing. Caregivers are encouraged to stay for the program to learn the sewing techniques and assist their child(ren). Grades K-2. Younger siblings are welcome and a simple stitching project will be available for them. Registration begins Feb. 20.

Mondays, Feb. 28 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) Teen Lounge – Need a place to hang out after school? Come to WPPL’s Teen Lounge for video games, board games and more! Grades 7-12.

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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