Westlake Porter Public Library's early March calendar of events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early March 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.

Tuesday, March 1 (7-8:45 p.m.) World at War Forum – The World at War Forum is a group of local people interested in the history of the first 50 years of the 20th century and the cataclysmic World Wars and associated events that helped shape our current world. The March program will be "Recent Books in World War II History." Join Local History Librarian Chad Statler a he discusses some of his favorite recently published works on the Second World War. Titles covering the European and Pacific theaters will be covered. Please register.

Wednesdays, March 2 and 16 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Teen Writers Workshop: Screenwriting 101 – Join us to learn the basics of screenplay writing: developing your idea, character development and plot structure. Grades 7-12. Registration begins one week before each session.

Wednesday, March 2 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us for another creepy classic from the Vault! New members are welcome, but children under 13 must be with an adult. The March film will be presented as a hybrid format – you can meet with us in person or stream on Watch2Gether.com. The link will be posted at 6 p.m. the day of the program.

Wednesdays, March 2, 9 and 16 (7-7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, March 12 (10-10:30 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.

Thursday, March 3 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Teen Craft: Handmade Jewelry – In this afterschool craft session we’ll be making hand-made earrings. Please register.

Friday, March 4 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Wild Weather – Join Mrs. K to explore the science of wild weather! Spring can be anything from wind, ice and snow to tornades. Ages 4-6, up to kindergarten. Please register.

Saturday, March 5 and Friday, March 25 (11-11:30 a.m.) and Thursday, March 17 (6:30-7 p.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 one week before each session.

Saturday, March 5 (3-4 p.m.) Illustration Creation – Learn about a featured illustrator then create a project inspired by their art. Grades 1-3. Please register.

Sunday, March 6 (3:30-4 p.m.) Paint Play – We will explore many ways to play with paint. Please wear clothes that can get messy! Ages 3-8. This program is for children with disabilities and their typical peers. Please register.

Monday, March 7 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Little Learners Box – Join a community of lifelong learners, it’s never too early to start! A Little Learners Box contains a book for you to add to your home library and a few themed activities. Grades K-2. Please register.

Monday, March 7 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Spring Crafts Kit Pick-Up – Celebrate Spring with some fun crafts! For babies, toddlers, and preschool age children. Please register.

Monday, March 7 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Teen Craft Pick-Up – Teens in grades 7-12: Stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up a craft kit. Grades 7-12. Please register.

Monday, March 7 (10-10:30 a.m.) Music Monday – Develop pre-reading skills with music, movement and rhythm through stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 2-6. Please register.

Mondays, March 7 and 28 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Mondays, March 7, 14 and 21 (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.

Tuesday, March 8 (2-4 p.m.) Jewelry Junction: Choker Using Precious Stones and Lava Rocks – Learn to make a choker necklace using precious stone chips and lava rock. Place drops of essential oils on the Lava Rock. Bring reading glasses. Please register.

Tuesday, March 8 (6-8 p.m.) Immigration Issues: What You Need to Know – Learn about immigration reforms, laws and immigrants’ economic and cultural impact from a professor of Immigration Issues and Cultural Competency. Please register.

Tuesday, March 8 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Club (In Person AND Virtual) – Join the WPPL Tuesday Evening Book Club in person or on Zoom to discuss "The Lost Apothecary" by Sarah Penner. The discussion will be held in person and on Zoom simultaneously. Please register. If you register for the Zoom option you will receive a Zoom invitation and instructions by email.

Thursday, March 10 (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.

Thursday, March 10 (7-8 p.m.) Thursday Night Book Discussion – This month’s title is "A Nearly Normal Family" by M.T. Edvardsson. Please register.

Friday, March 11 (4-5 p.m.) and Sunday, March 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.

Saturday, March 12 (2-3 p.m.) Tapestry Weaving – Learn the basics of weaving while experimenting with color and texture. Each student will get a loom made from recycled materials to keep. Weaving helps kids develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, self-confidence, patience and focus ­­– skills used in reading and writing. Grades 3-5. Registration begins March 5.

Monday, March 14 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Tween Craft Kit Pick-Up – Stop by Youth Services for a tween craft kit! Grades 4-6. Registration begins March 7.

Monday, March 14 (7-8:30 p.m.) Transfer Memories to Digital at Home (Virtual) – Join us on Zoom to learn what you can check out from WPPL’s Non-Traditional Materials Collection to transfer your VHS tapes to DVD, cassettes to MP3, records to mp3, and more! Please register. Participants must provide a valid email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Tuesday, March 15 (4-5 p.m.) Comics 101: An Introduction to the Art of Comics – Do you love comic books, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, or manga? Join us as we learn about the creation of comics and make a comic of your own! Grades 4-6. From lifelong comic fans to curious newcomers, everyone is welcome! No experience necessary. Registration begins on March 8.

Tuesday, March 15 (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. Register at uhems.org/event-search.

Wednesday, March 16 (2-3 p.m.) Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion – This month’s title is "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Please register.

Wednesday, March 16 (7-8 p.m.) Women’s Financial Planning Series (Part 2) – Join us for the second of this three-part series exploring financial planning topics for women. Presented by Connie Costanzo with Association of Financial Educators. This month’s topic is "Retirement Savings Challenges for Women." Please register.

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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