Westlake Porter Public Library's late August calendar of events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late August 2021 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, Aug. 19 (2-3 p.m.) DIY Crafts for Your Learning Space – Make some creative DIY crafts for your learning space for the upcoming school year. We will provide most of the supplies with instructions to complete four crafts. Grades 5-7. Program will take place in the Reading Garden. Please register.

Friday, Aug. 20 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Happy Birthday Suma the Puma! – It’s Suma the Puma’s birthday! This year we are celebrating with a jungle theme. Pick up your party pack beginning Aug. 20. Ages 4-6. Party packs will be available until Aug. 28 unless other arrangements are made. Please register.

Friday, Aug. 20 (10-10:30 a.m.) and Thursday, Aug. 26 (6:30-7 p.m.) Adapted Storytime in the Garden – This 30-minute storytime is designed for children ages 3-7 who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Siblings may attend but must register separately. If we cannot meet in-person Zoom invitations will be sent to all registered attendees. Please register every person that will be attending, including children and adults. Caregivers must stay with their child(ren) during the programming. Registration begins one week before each program.

Friday, Aug. 20 (10 a.m.-noon) Nonprofit Community Hours – Do you have questions about nonprofit management and fundraising? Schedule a one-to-one 15-minute virtual reference session with WPPL’s Candid FIN Manager Natalie, to discuss the needs of your 501(c)(3) organization and the various resources available to you.

Saturday, Aug. 21 (9-11 a.m.) Shredding Day – A shredding truck will be available for destruction and disposal of documents. The staff will handle the documents for shredding while you watch. Please limit materials to the capacity of two standard size copy paper boxes (10” x 18” x 9”). The truck is booked until 11 a.m., but may fill sooner (it is only permitted to carry weight up to a specific limit), so plan to get here early!

Saturday, Aug. 21 (2-3 p.m.) Yoga for Every Body – Join Nickie P. for a fun, inclusive all-level yoga class for people of every shape, size, and ability. Please register. Zoom instructions will be emailed before the program.

Monday, Aug. 23 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Tighten Up Home Efficiency and Save Money (Live) – Many people strive to be energy efficient and live more sustainably. This program will cover home energy audits, simple cost-effective improvements, and how to conserve energy. Handouts will be emailed after the program. Please register. Zoom instructions will be emailed before the program.

Wednesday, Aug. 25 (7-8 p.m.) Learn the Basics of Zoom – Join us for an hour of activities designed to increase your familiarity with Zoom Meetings features. This class will take place in the library Technology Training Lab. Please provide an email address when registering.

Wednesday, Aug. 25 (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 Sept. 1 (8-9 p.m.).

Thursday, Aug. 26 (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, Aug. 27 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Float and Sink – Join Mrs. K as we test the buoyancy of different objects and make our own floating boat. Discoveries will be made through hands-on experiments, active participation & a simple take-home project. Ages 4-6, through kindergarten. This program is weather permitting. Staff will make every effort to notify you in a timely manner if we cannot meet in person. Caregivers must stay with their child(ren) during programming. Registration begins Aug. 20. Please register every person attending, including children and adults.

Friday, Aug. 27 (4-4:30 p.m.) Cup of Science: Float and Sink (Live) – Join Miss Holly on Facebook or YouTube for a fun science video! For ages 4-6.

Saturday, Aug. 28 (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! Registration begins Aug. 21. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Tuesday, Aug. 31 (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. Registration begins August 24.

Tuesday, Aug. 31 (7-8:30 p.m.) Lost Civil War (Live) – Join Laura DeMarco, the author of "Lost Cleveland," as she discusses her latest book, "Lost Civil War: The Disappearing Legacy of America’s Greatest Conflict." Her presentation will take you on a journey back through time to lost Civil War battlefields, prisons, hospitals, camps and more. Laura will also revisit some local history from her first three books. Please register. You will receive an email with Zoom instructions.

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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