Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Pick up the grab-and-go activity through Saturday, featuring bubble wands. While supplies last. Please call for availability.
There is a new title in the Storybook Trail at the Every Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road, (across from the Avon pool). The July book is “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
Beginning crafters for children ages 2-4 and experienced crafters for children ages 5-8 will be held all day Monday. The library has bags of craft supplies that you can pick up through its curbside service. Request crafts when you arrive at the library by calling the curbside desk at 440-933-8128.
Virtual family story time
Family story time is going virtual on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. this summer via YouTube. Each week, join a different staff member to hear a couple of stories, do some fingerplays and see the fish. New videos will be posted each Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Jr. Tree House Club
DiscoveryWorks Jr. Tree House Club for ages 6-7 will be held Tuesday with curbside pickup beginning at 10 a.m. “Do You Believe in Fairies?” Create a garden home for your tiny fairy friends. One per child while supplies last.
Spirits with a Twist
Spirits with a Twist will be held via Zoom at 3 p.m. July 29 The featured book is “Before I Go to Sleep” by S. J. Watson.
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org
Listen to 200,000 plus commercial-free albums whenever you want. All you need is your library card to enjoy Hoopla’s streaming music service free of charge. You can instantly stream any album in the Hoopla catalog or temporality download albums to your device for offline listening.
“Imagine Your Story,” the summer reading program, continues through Aug. 2. Register at cuyahogalibrary.org/srp.
Domonkas Branch Library
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Making adult flower bookmarks is the grab-and-go activity through Saturday. Hot glue and a hot glue gun are needed to complete this activity. While supplies last. Please call for availability.
The library is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Ages 18 and younger are invited to come to lunch from noon-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Preregistration is required.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Enjoy 30,000 plus movie classics, film fest favorites, documentaries and more on Kanopy. All you need is your library card, a web browser, smartphone or tablet to get started. Stream Kanopy on your computer or download the Kanopy app on your phone, tablet or Roku device.
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org
Are you 18 or younger and looking for a place to get a nutritious meal during the summer? Come to the library from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday for a “grab-and-go” meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
“Summer Fun Fortune Teller” is the grab-and-go activity through Saturday. Scissors are needed to complete the activity. While supplies last. Please call for availability.
Read in the park
A new book is available along the StoryWalk at South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Road. The library is featuring “Outer Space Bedtime Race” written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Brian Won. The fifth grade at Ranger High Tech Academy created the amazing space videos featured throughout the StoryWalk. This title is on display throughout July.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
Summer lawn concert
A summer lawn concert with live music and a picnic dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. today, featuring Hip to That and the Nelly Belly food truck.
The Princeton Review free practice ACT will be offered online from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Registration is required at princetonreview.com/product/offerings/463954.
“Family Fun Finale,” a children’s event, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday on the library lawn. Come finish your summer reading. It will be a festive afternoon with crafts and an ice cream truck.
Ten Minute Tech Tips presents “What are the Best Keyboard Shortcuts?” at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Visit Livestream.com/rrpl. No registration required.
Virtual escape room
Teens are invited to visit the “Fractured Fairy Tale Virtual Escape Room,” an all-day event, on July 29. Follow the clues and solve the puzzles to open this escape room. You can access the form on the library website and Facebook.
“Bending the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. July 29. Carol Lasser, emerita professor of history at Oberlin College, will explore how race, region and special interests shaped alliances and voting access in the suffrage movement. Register at rrpl.org.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
“Virtual Calling Crafters: Library Card Mini Notebook” will be presented all day Thursday. Learn how to make a mini notebook. You will need a glue stick and a quarter-inch single-hole punch. Other materials provided. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
Toddler storytime for children ages 2-3½ with a caregiver at 10 a.m. Thursday on Zoom. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions, which will be sent the day of the program.
“From Bad to Better? LGBTQ Inclusion in Hollywood” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Join this interactive tour of the ways Hollywood has portrayed LGBTQ characters over the past 100 years. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.
Celebrate some favorite storybooks with crafts all day on July 29. Stop by the Youth Services Department and pick up a bag filled with all materials needed to complete your crafts. While supplies last.
Stories and signs online
“Stories and Signs Online” for children ages birth-3 will be held at 11 a.m. July 29. Join the group on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to enjoy a storytime while learning a few words in sign language.