Cuyahoga County Public Library

Computer access available

All Cuyahoga County Public Library branches are closed to walk-in traffic following the Cuyahoga County Board of Health stay-at-home advisory. While public access to the buildings is unavailable, the branches are offering limited computer access by appointment only. Branches also have extended the reach of their Wi-Fi service to make it easier for customers to access the internet from the branch parking lot. Call your local branch for an appointment.

Avon Branch Library

37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743,

Zoom Yoga

Lorain Public Library System will hold “Family Yoga” via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Provide an email address when registering to receive a link to the Zoom session.

Freedom’s Friends

Lorain Public Library System presents “Freedom’s Friends: The Underground Railroad and Abolitionists in Oberlin, Ohio” via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be presented by Oberlin Heritage Center.

Avon Lake Public Library

32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128,


“Discover Your Past: Read All About It! Using Newspapers in your Genealogical Research” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday. Professional genealogist Margaret Cheney will discuss how newspapers can give a better glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. Learn where to find these valuable resources, which were the “Facebook” of the community before the internet.

Book drive

Friends of Avon Lake Public Library will hold their “Drive Up, Drop Off, Donate” book drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. The book drive is meant to help replenish book, DVD and Blu-ray supplies since donations haven’t been collected since March 2020. Not accepted are textbooks, magazines, damaged items, CDs, cassettes and dirty, soiled or smelly books.

Baby Sitter’s Club

The Baby Sitter’s Club by Mail will hold registration beginning at 9 a.m. Monday for tweens ages 8-12. Registration continues through Feb. 20. Kits will be mailed Feb. 22. Receive a membership card, babysitting guide, a quiz for your babysitting style, suggestions from Kristy and crew and a craft.

Cuppas and Coppers

Cuppas and Coppers, an adult book discussion group, will be held via Zoom at 3 p.m. Feb. 3. The featured book is “The Zig Zag Girl” by Elly Griffiths.

Bay Village Branch Library

502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392,

Meet the author

Cuyahoga County Public Library will hold a virtual meet the author event at 7 p.m. Thursday, featuring “A Conversation with David Lazar.” Lazar is a writer, editor and essayist and will discuss his recent essay collection “Celeste Holm Syndrome. This event will be broadcast live via Zoom. An email address is required to receive a Zoom invitation.

Domonkas Branch Library

4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410,

Baby and Me Storytime

Lorain Public Library System presents Baby and Me Storytime live on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. This is a storytime intended for babies, birth through 18 months or early walkers with their caregivers.


Grab-and-Go crafts and activities for every age range will be available for pickup throughout February.

Fairview Park Branch Library

21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700,

New job seeker programs

Cuyahoga County Public Library will hold programs for job seekers via Zoom. At 7 p.m. Thursday the topic is “Interviews That Wow!” and at 11 a.m. Friday the topic is “Candid Career Conversations: Ask the Counselor/Coach.” An email is required to receive an invitation to the Zoom programs. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

North Olmsted Branch Library

27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211,

Kid’s Cafe

Kid’s Cafe is available for curbside service pickup from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Are you 18 or younger? The library will be serving grab-and-go style meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank while supplies last.

Adult make-and-take

Adult make-and-take greeting cards are available for curbside pickup. All you need is glue and your imagination to make these lovely cards. While supplies last.

Kids’ make-and-take

The children’s make-and-take winter craft featuring paper strips penguin is available for curbside pickup. While supplies last. One craft per child.

North Ridgeville Branch Library

35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326,

Story Stop

Lorain Public Library System presents Story Stop live on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. Monday or 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Enjoy stories, songs and activities from the comfort of your home. The storytellers will even recommend some easy and accessible props.


Grab-and-Go crafts and activities for every age range will be available for pickup throughout February.

Rocky River Public Library

1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610,

Novel Scares

Novel Scares, an adult book discussion group, will meet online at 7 p.m. Thursday. This month’s featured book is “The Devil in Silver” by Victor LaValle.

Film Discussion Club

The adult Film Discussion Club will meet online at 7 p.m. Thursday. This month’s featured film is “The Farewell,” a 2019 American Chinese comedy-drama. The film is offered on the library’s streaming services, Kanopy or Hoopla.

Multicultural children’s books

Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day at 10 a.m. Friday. Discover virtually the cultural diversity of children’s literature through stories, songs and a craft. Instructions for craft pickup will be emailed to registrants. Video link will be sent the day of the program.


Smartphones continues its two-part series presenting Part 2 at 10 a.m. Saturday. Charge your device before the meeting.

Tech tip

The Ten Minute Tech Tips presents “What are Email Rules and Filters?” at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Join online at

Winter Reading Challenge

The Winter Reading Challenge for all ages continues through March 20. For each badge you complete, you will earn a raffle ticket to be submitted for one of the library’s five raffle prizes. Participate by visiting

Westlake Porter Public Library

27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600,

Library browsing

The library has reopened for browsing. Building capacity is limited and patrons are encouraged to limit their time in the building.

Harry Potter Book Night

The annual Harry Potter Book Night will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Supply kits are available to pick up beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday. This program is for all ages. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions

Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge

The Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge pickup will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Each bag contains mystery craft materials and a challenge card. The challenge for first- and second-graders will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Feb. 6.

‘Medicare Ins and Outs’

“Medicare Ins and Outs” will be held live via Zoom at 1 p.m. Saturday. OSHIIP will present the program.

American Girl Doll Club

The American Girl Doll Club pickup will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday in the Youth Services Department. The event will take place via Zoom at 2 p.m. Feb. 7.

Heart health

“Be a Heart Health Hero” will be presented live at 11 a.m. Mondays in February. Join on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Kits for this program are available beginning Feb. 8, but are not necessary for participation. The target audience is families with special needs.

Jewelry Junction

Pick up for Jewelry Junction begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Take home a kit to make a wire-wrapped heart pendant using a red stone heart and gold-plated wire.

Improve hearing

The Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center will present via Zoom “How to Encourage a Loved One to Improve Their Hearing.” You must provide an email to receive Zoom instructions.

Silent reading

The Silent Reading Book Club for seventh- through 12th-graders will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bring your own book.

Horror Film Club

The Horror Film Club Online Edition will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Use the video-sharing site Watch2Gether. You do not need an account to participate.

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