Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
The Avon Branch Library has a limited number of mobile hotspots for 21-day loan periods. Call ahead for availability.
The Lorain Public Library System has available adapted backpacks for kids, which are kits assembled in a backpack that include a toy with an external switch and related books or audiobooks. The kits have themes and can be checked out at the Avon branch, also at Domonkas branch and North Ridgeville branch for a 21-day loan period. For more information and to check availability, call or visit one of these branches. The kits were made possible in partnership with RePlay for Kids through a grant from the Community Foundation of Lorain County.
LPLS Zoom Writers Group
The Lorain Public Library System Zoom Writers Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adult writers are invited via Zoom to write and discuss together.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
DiscoveryWorks take-home Wee Science for children ages 3-5 begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. The topic is “Squishy Squashy.” Concoct a batch of play dough to roll, squish and squash. Use the curbside service for pickup. You may also need glue, tape and scissors.
Jr. Tree House
DiscoveryWorks take-home Jr. Tree House Club for children ages 6-7 begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. The topic is “Do You See What I See?” Discover how color, light and patterns can trick our brains. Use the curbside service for pickup.
Tree House Club
DiscoveryWorks take-home Tree House Club for children ages 8-11 begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. The topic is “Ping Pong Ball Launcher.” Shoot ping pong balls through the air with a launcher you design and build. Use the curbside service for pickup.
“Discover Your Past: Murder in the Family – Researching a 110-Year-Old Mystery” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday. Professional genealogist Deb Root Shell will share a captivating research story involving a family murder and how she solved it.
‘I Know That Song!”
“I Know That Song!” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Artists, songs, lyrics, albums and more. Try to guess correctly with clues provided. The library has a music collection that is rivaled by few libraries and hopes you want to check it out.
Spirits with a Twist
Spirits with a Twist will be held online via Zoom at 3 p.m. Feb. 24. The featured book is “The Daughters of Foxcote Manor” by Eve Chase. Books are available at the information desk.
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org
Meet the author
Cuyahoga County Public Library will hold a virtual meet the author event at 7 p.m. Monday, featuring “A Conversation with Charles Belfoure.” Belfoure will discuss his book “The Faberge Secret.” This event will be broadcast live via Zoom. An email address is required to receive a Zoom invitation.
Teen book club
Cover to Cover, a teen book club, will meet via Zoom at 5 p.m. Thursday. This month’s selection is “Early Departures” by Justin Reynolds. An email address is required to receive a Zoom invitation.
Domonkas Branch Library
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org
‘Treat Your Shelf’
Lorain Public Library System has launched a new online service called “Treat Your Shelf,” which is designed to provide reading recommendations to library card holders. Card holders complete a questionnaire form at lorainpubliclibrary.org. After you answer a few questions about reading tastes, providing your library card number and an email address, the library staff will create a personalized reading list and send it back to your email.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Zoom Rooms open
Each Cuyahoga County Public Library branch has a Zoom Room that customers can book for meetings, webinars and conferences. The room can accommodate up to 300 participants and can be reserved for up to two hours at a time. Zoom Rooms are available during regular hours of operation. If you need assistance, call the Fairview Park branch, or CCPL branches.
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org
Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800 RED-CROSS.
“Snow Much Fun Indoor Snow Party!” for children ages 3-8 will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Feb. 24. Children and their grownup will celebrate the snowy season with a story, song and snow-themed activities. An email address is required to receive the Zoom link.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Mobile hot spots
The North Ridgeville Branch Library has a limited number of mobile hot spots for 21-day loan periods. Call ahead for availability.
African drum and dance
Lorain Public Library System presents “African Drum and Dance” live via Facebook at 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy an engaging afternoon with an interactive performance by West African drummer Sogbety Dimonade. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 25. Appointments are needed. Schedule your appointment online at RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800 RED-CROSS.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
“Morning Tech Coffee Chat” will be held via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. This is an informal discussion and help session with tablets and smartphones.
‘Native American Representation’
“Native American Representation” will be held online at 7 p.m. Thursday. Presented by the Lake Erie Native American Council, join Cynthia Connolly, citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, for a conversation about racial equity and the problematic portrayal of Native American people in society.
Guild of the Bricks
Guild of the Bricks will meet anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. Post your creations on the library’s Facebook page.
Learn to use Google Calendar at 6:30 p.m. Part 1 will be on Monday and Part 2 on Tuesday. This virtual session uses Google Chrome.
Race and Racism
“The Delicate Dance of Talking to Children who are Black, Indigenous and of Color about Race and Racism” will be presented online for adults at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
How the body works
“Head To Toe, Now I Know!” for second- and third-graders, will be presented online at 10 a.m. Feb. 24. Kids will measure, move, balance and learn how the body works. Family activity sheets included.
Internet Skills III
Internet Skills III will be presented online in two parts at 10 a.m. Part 1 will be on Feb. 24 and Part 2 on Feb. 25. Topics are favorites/bookmarks, importing information, the history feature and advanced searching techniques. This class uses Google Chrome.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
WPPL Roblox Club
The WPPL Roblox Club for fourth- through sixth-graders will meet via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Hang out with friends and enjoy some of the most popular games.
Got Science? for first- and second-graders supply pickup will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday. Registering for the supply pickup will also register you for the Zoom event at 4 p.m. Feb. 26.
‘First Chapter Friday’
“First Chapter Friday” for kindergarteners through fourth-graders will be held at 11 a.m. Friday and Feb. 26. Join the group on the Library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to hear Youth Services staff read the first chapter of a book.
Kinder Club for children ages 4-6 can pick up their packet at the Youth Services Desk beginning at 9 a.m. Monday. Each bag will contain multiple early literacy concepts featured weekly on the library’s Kinder Club Blog. While supplies last.
“Be a Heart Health Hero” presented at 11 a.m. Monday on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Kits for this program are available but not necessary for participation. The target audience is families with special needs.
‘Stories and Signs’
“Stories and Signs” for children birth to age 3 will be presented on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Carolyn Smilor will present “Supporting the Immune System Naturally” via Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Learn how to use herbs and nutrition.
Children ages 3-5 are invited to join Miss Nancy on social media for “Preschoolers Rock!” at 11 a.m. Feb. 24.
Sign up for a personalized subscription box service for seventh- through 12th-graders from 8 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24. Each box will include a book, a paper craft, a mystery snack and a few other surprises. After signing up you’ll receive a survey to help personalize your box. Pickup will take place March 3-5.