Westlake library proves no one has to be bored during the pandemic – cleveland.com

Posted: August 12, 2020 at 3:46 am


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WESTLAKE, Ohio -- If boredom is a problem in your household during this unusual time, visit the website of Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL). There is an almost astonishing array of creative, online activities for the whole family.

Library Director Andrew Mangels said, Social media live-streaming and video posting, as well as online group hosting services, have allowed the library to continue to safely provide programs to our community for all ages in this era of social distancing.

From story times to book discussions to craft and STEAM programs to informational programs, were offering most of the same types of programs in patrons own homes that we usually present in the building, he said.

But we hope our patrons remember that while programs have gone virtual, the building is still open for browsing the collection and using the public computers.

Here are some of the librarys offerings now through the end of August:

Thursday, Aug. 13 (all day) Calling crafters online: Library Card Mini Notebook. Learn how to make a library card mini-notebook at home. In addition to internet access and a computer, tablet or phone, also needed is a pencil, a quarter-inch hole punch and a glue stick. Other materials will be provided. On or after Aug. 13 you will receive an email with a link to a presentation you can watch anytime at your own pace. Wait for email before coming to pick up materials.

Thursdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27, and Tuesdays, Aug. 18 and 25 (11 to 11:30 a.m.) Story time online.

Thursdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27 (3:30 to 4:30 p.m.) WPPL Roblox Club (an online game platform). The library has servers set up for grades 4-6 to hang out with friends to enjoy popular games. Register separately for each session.

Friday, Aug. 14 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) DIY crafts for tweens and teens. Whether at home or in a school building, the crafts will make your learning space all your own! The library provides most of the supplies, with instructions to complete four crafts. Register needed for pickup beginning Aug. 14.

Fridays, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, and Monday, Aug. 31 (11 to 11:30 a.m.) Library at 11 online, with family-friendly videos.

Monday, Aug. 17 (6 to 8 p.m.) Virtual medicinal/nutritional herbs from your garden. Learn how to grow your own herbal remedies from healing plants. Turn your home-grown herbs into creams, tinctures, teas and more. Learn on Zoom the plant parts to use and their nutritional/medicinal value. Registration needed.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (11 to 11:30 a.m.) Sing and Dance on Zoom with Miss Nancy. Participants should provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (7 to 8 p.m.) Moralists in Disguise: Mark Twain Meets the Twilight Zone. Join author and actor Mark Dawidziak on Zoom. Registration is required to attend.

Friday, Aug. 21 (3 to 3:45 p.m.) Got Science? On Zoom. Join Got Science? and make a solar oven. Got Science? kits will be available for pickup beginning Aug. 14 in the Youth Services Department. You need a kit to participate in the program. Participants must provide an email address to receive ZOOM instructions. Grades K-4.

Monday, Aug. 24 (7 to 8:30 p.m.) Maker Monday: Design 3D-Printable Objects with Tinkercad online to pick up at the library. Registration and an email address are needed.

Wednesday, Aug. 26 (all day). Calling Crafters Online: Paper LED Lanterns. In addition to internet access and a computer, tablet or phone, tacky glue is also needed. Other materials will be provided. On or after Aug. 26, you will receive an email with a link to a presentation to watch anytime. Wait for email before coming to pick up materials.

Wednesday, Aug. 26 (7 to 8 p.m.) Virtual Trivia Night @Porter: Music and Fun Stuff. Play as a single player or as a family. Presented live via Zoom. Registration needed.

Also, The One Community READS events are taking place from August through December. The effort involves all nine of Cuyahoga County's library systems and will center on the issues of racism and inequality. The effort will include book selections, author events and community conversations. All programs will be virtual.

For more information or to register for any of WPPLS programs, visit http://www.westlakelibrary.org/events.

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