Westlake Porter Public Library's early August calendar of events
Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early August 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.
Wednesday, Aug. 3 (2- 3 p.m.) Virtual Author Talk: Dr. Marcia Chatelain – Join us online for a conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.” Please register.
Wednesday, Aug. 3 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Are you scared yet? Join us for another creepy classic from the Vault ... if you dare! Please register.
Thursday, Aug. 4 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Friday, Aug. 5 (9:30-10 a.m.) Summer 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.
Saturday, Aug. 6 (10:30-11 a.m.) Family Storytime – Join us for rhymes, songs and play! Ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please register.
Saturday, Aug. 6 (1-2 p.m.) Pokémon Fun! – This will be a time to view and trade cards, do a craft (if desired), and play a Pokémon Bingo game. Feel free to bring your cards! Ages 6-11. Please register.
Saturday, Aug. 6 (2-3 p.m.) My Garden of a Thousand Bees – Join us for a screening of a new documentary, “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” (53 min.). Prior to and after the screening, take part in family friendly "pollinator" activities. Please register.
Sunday, Aug. 7 (2-4 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otaku and newbies welcome! Grades 7-adult. Please register.
Sunday, Aug. 7 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Do you love Legos? 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.
Monday, Aug. 8 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) COSI Learning Lunchbox Pick-Up: Dinosaurs Kit – With the COSI Connects Dinosaurs Kit, you will challenge yourself to make your own model fossils, excavate one of them, and even document a REAL fossil! Recommended grades 2-6. Please register.
Monday, Aug. 8 (6-8:30 p.m.) Heartsaver CPR/AED – Get certified for adult, child, and infant CPR and AED. Email account required. Class led by certified instructors from UH St. John Medical Center. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 9 (10-11:30 a.m.) Computer Basics & Introduction to Northstar – Learn how to turn on a computer, use a mouse, go online, and access Northstar Digital Literacy for self-paced online learning. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 9 (7-8:30 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Club (IN PERSON & ON ZOOM) – We will discuss “The Lost Manuscript” by Cathy Bonidan in person and on Zoom. Those unable to attend in person, can join us via Zoom simultaneously. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 9 (9-10 p.m.) Virtual Author Talk: Liz Moore – Join us online for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author Liz Moore as she discusses her international bestseller, “Long Bright River,” and her other works. Streamed live. Please register.
Thursday, Aug. 11 (4-4:45 p.m.) Ready, Set, Kindergarten! – Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to rotate through skill stations in preparation for making the leap into Kindergarten. Registration opens Aug. 4.
Thursday, Aug. 11 (6:30-7:15 p.m.) Adapted Storytime – This 30-minute storytime followed by a time for socialization is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7 years. Registration opens Aug. 4.
Saturday, Aug. 13 (10:30-11 a.m.) Family Storytime – Join us for rhymes, songs and play! Ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please register.
Saturday, Aug. 13 (1-2 p.m.) Author Visit: Matt Harry (IN PERSON & ON ZOOM) – Those unable to attend in person can join us via Zoom simultaneously. Registration opens Aug. 6.
Monday, Aug. 15 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Crafty Adults Kit Pick Up – Feeling crafty? Make a craft project of your own with this simple, pick-up kit. For adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Registration opens Aug. 8.
Monday, Aug. 15 (7-8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: Making Music with Technology – Are you a musician who's into computers? Learn what you can use to find sheet music online, practice, record yourself, mix songs, play with MIDI, and perform live. Please register.
Tuesday, Aug. 16 (7-8 p.m.) Young Adult Book Club (IN PERSON & ON ZOOM) – We will discuss “Legend” by Marie Lu. Those unable to attend in person, can join us via Zoom simultaneously. Registration opens Aug. 9.
To register for any of the programs, please visit westlakelibrary.org/events.