Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s October 2023 calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Instagram (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates.
Wednesdays, Oct. 4 and 11 (4:30-6 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Sign up starts at 4 p.m. Dogs will stay for 10 minutes past the last registered reader or 1-1/2 hours, whichever comes first. Recommended for Grades K-4.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us for another creepy classic from the Vault! New members are welcome; children under 13 must be with an adult. Please register.
Wednesdays, Oct. 4 and 11 (7-7:30 p.m.) Family Storytime – Join us for rhymes, songs and play! Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring along a stuffed animal. Ages 2-6 with a caregiver.
Thursday, Oct. 5 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Friday, Oct. 6 (11:15-11:45 a.m.) Yoga with Ms. Jen! – Calm your body, mind, and spirit in this yoga class taught by a certified yoga instructor. Wear comfy clothes and bring your own mat or towel. Ages 2-6, siblings welcome. Please register.
Friday, Oct. 6 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday – Get ready for some nocturnal learning about the only mammals that fly. Bats can be useful by eating over 1,000 mosquitoes an hour! Discoveries will be made with hands-on experiments, active participation and a simple take-home project. For ages 4-6, up to kindergarten. Please register.
Saturday, Oct. 7 (11 a.m.-noon) Body Rhythm – Develop gross & fine motor skills, creative expression & thinking, social interaction, problem solving, cooperative play, rhythm, & rhyming skills by exploring sound through percussive instruments. Ages 3-9. Please register each child attending.
Saturday, Oct. 7 (2-4 p.m.) Make It, Take It! – Stop by Youth Services to complete a featured craft. While supplies last. PreK-Grade 2.
Saturday, Oct. 7 (2-3:30 p.m.) Photography Walk – Patrons with disabilities are invited to meet at Clague Park for a walk to take nature photos. The library will provide devices for participants, but you may use your own if you prefer. All ages. Please register.
Saturday, Oct. 7 (3-4 p.m.) Illustration Creation – Learn about a featured illustrator then create a project inspired by their art. For children with disabilities and their typical peers. Grades 1-3. Please register.
Saturday, Oct. 7 (4:30-5:15 p.m.) String Instrument Petting Zoo – Watch a narrated performance of "The Story of Ferdinand" set to melodies from "Carmen" then participate in an instrument petting zoo, learning how to touch, feel and hold a real stringed instrument. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome. Please register.