Avon Branch Library

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

Comics workshop

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for Comics Workshop for Teens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Using just a paper and pencil, learn basic techniques to create your story, design characters and draw your own mini comic. Registrants are asked to include their email to receive a Zoom invitation.

Free comics

Free comics will be available while supplies last through Saturday. Call for availability.

Grab-and-Go

Adults and teens, pick up your grab-and-go featuring “Learn to Crochet” Monday through Nov. 28. While supplies last. Call for availability.

LPLS Zoom Writers

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for LPLS Zoom Writers Group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Avon Lake Public Library

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

Book Bundles

“Book Bundles for Kids” is available with curbside pickup. The children’s department created book bundles based on some of its favorite themes for beginning and experienced readers. Each bundle will include five to 10 books. Request a themed bundle at alpl.org/alpl@home or call the children’s department at 440-933-8917

Take-and-Make

Teens and Tweens, make paper bag holiday decorations. Pick up the holiday crafting kit beginning Monday either curbside or inside the library. Craft instructions will go live with a link to the YouTube video.

Teen on Discord

“Mental Health Mondays,” a teen event on Discord, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday. Lisa Goodwin from LCADA will be the guest helping you through any stuff you have going on. To join the Discord server and participate, apply for an invite code via Google form at https://forms.gle/gqfxoTuNqhjVXq3EA.

Storytime bags

DIY storytime bags are available for curbside pickup. The library has chosen a few favorite storytime themes and created bags including picture books, online music options, extension activities and craft ideas. Request a bag at alpl.org/alpl@home or call the children’s department at 440-933-8917.

‘Family Read Aloud’

“Family Read Aloud” and book discussion sets are available any day for curbside pickup. The library has chosen a few of its favorite books for your family or small group. Each book includes a discussion and activity guide to help make the book more fun and meaningful. Request a title at alpl.org/alpl@home or call 440-933-8971.

Bay Village Branch Library

502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org

Library changes

As COVID-19 cases surge, Cuyahoga County Public Library is making some changes to its practices so it can continue to operate safely. All staff and customers (over the age of 2) will be required to wear a face mask properly at all times. Face shields, bandannas, gaiters or improvised facial coverings will not be permitted. The library will provide a mask to any customer who enters the building without one. Customers also may not consume food or beverages inside branches until further notice.

Donate computers

The Cuyahoga County Public Library is teaming up with PC’s for People and the Cleveland Browns to help bridge the digital divide in our community. “Donate Computers for Kids” is seeking laptop or desktop computers no older than 7 years. The Bay branch Library is a drop-off location.. A collection bin is inside the branch and donations can be made during regular library hours through Nov. 30.

Domonkas Branch Library

4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org

Free comics

Free comics will be available while supplies last through Saturday. Call for availability.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for “NaNoWriMo Write-In at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at 1 p.m. Nov. 28. This is a virtual meeting space for writers to casually gather and discuss writing projects and support one another. Include your email address to receive a Zoom invitation.

Grab-and-go activity

Pick up the grab-and-go activity titled “Paper Hedgehog Craft” Monday through Nov. 28. Hot glue gun, hot glue and scissors are needed to complete this activity. While supplies last. Please call for availability.

Fairview Park Branch Library

21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org

Library changes

As COVID-19 cases surge, Cuyahoga County Public Library is making some changes to its practices so it can continue to operate safely. All staff and customers (over the age of 2) will be required to wear a face mask properly at all times. Face shields, bandannas, gaiters or improvised facial coverings will not be permitted. The library will provide a mask to any customer who enters the building without one. Customers also may not consume food or beverages inside branches until further notice.

Donate computers

The Cuyahoga County Public Library is teaming up with PC’s for People and the Cleveland Browns to help bridge the digital divide in the community. “Donate Computers for Kids” is seeking laptop or desktop computers no older than seven years. The Fairview Park Branch Library is a participating location for drop off. A collection bin is located inside the branch and donations can be made during regular library hours through Nov. 30.

North Olmsted Branch Library

27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org

Library changes

As COVID-19 cases surge, Cuyahoga County Public Library is making some changes to its practices so it can continue to operate safely. All staff and customers (over the age of 2) will be required to wear a face mask properly at all times. Face shields, bandannas, gaiters or improvised facial coverings will not be permitted. The library will provide a mask to any customer who enters the building without one. Customers also may not consume food or beverages inside branches until further notice.

Grow Baby Club

“Virtual Play, Learn and Grow Baby Club” for babies birth-35 months and a parent/caregiver continues with week four of the five-week series titled “Learning All Around Town.” Join this virtual club designed specifically to meet the needs of caregivers and children. Over the course of five weeks, you’ll view a series of videos intended to help you learn how to boost your baby’s brain through play.

Adult winter craft

Adults pick up your take-and-make “Winter Owl” ornament. All you need is a needle and a pair of scissors. Everything else is included. While supplies last.

Kid’s Cafe

Kid’s Cafe will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? The library will be serving grab-and-go style meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank while supplies last.

Donate computers

The Cuyahoga County Public Library is teaming up with PC’s for People and the Cleveland Browns to help bridge the digital divide in the community. “Donate Computers for Kids” is seeking laptop or desktop computers no older than 7 years. The North Olmsted Branch Library is a drop-off location. A collection bin is inside the branch and donations can be made during regular library hours through Nov. 30.

North Ridgeville Branch Library

35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org

Free comics

Free comics will be available while supplies last through Saturday. Call for availability.

LPLS Writers Conference

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for the 2020 LPLS Writers Conference Series titled “Finding Inspiration” at 2 p.m. Saturday. Baldwin Wallace professor Michael Garriga will discuss the importance of listening to your subconscious mind for inspiration to write and include an exercise to show how to use this skill.

Grab-and-go activity

“Build a Robot Hand” is the grab-and-go activity beginning Monday through Nov. 28. Create a mechanical hand and test how well it can perform different tasks. No electronics involved. While supplies last. Please call for availability.

Grab-and-go surprise

A grab-and-go surprise craft for kids is available Monday through Nov. 28. While supplies last. Call for availability.

Rocky River Public Library

1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.

Tech Tales @Home

Tech Tales @Home, a virtual children’s program for ages 3-5 and their caregivers, will be presented at 10 a.m. Friday. Register to receive a monthly newsletter with themed app and e-book recommendations, plus tips for getting the most out of screen time.

Friday Fun Day

Friday Fun Day a virtual program for fourth- through sixth-graders will be presented at 4 p.m. Friday. Until the library is open for programming again, join the after-school Zoom hangout. Chat, play music, play Kahoot Trivia and create crafts.

Guild of the Brick

Guild of the Brick for all ages will be held all day Friday. Post your creations on the library’s Facebook page.

Microsoft Excel 1

Microsoft Excel 1, an adult virtual program, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Excel window will be discussed. This session uses Microsoft Office 2019.

Tech tips

Ten Minute Tech Tips will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. This week’s topic is “How Can I Make a Slide Presentation Stand Out?” Join online at Livestream.com/rrpl. No registration required.

Westlake Porter Public Library

27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org

Native Heritage Storytime

American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Storytime will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Join on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to celebrate American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month.

Dream Team Spanish

“Dream Team: El Futuro se Disena/the Future is Designed” Spanish live at 3 p.m. Thursday. Visit westlakelibrary.org/events and click on the link in the program description.

WPPL Roblox Club

The WPPL Roblox Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 29. The library has some private servers set up for Tweens in grades four through six to hang out with friends and enjoy games via Zoom.

Fall yoga

Fall Yoga with Miss Nancy will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Join Miss Nancy on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to calm your body and mind. This program is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Dream Team trailbridges

“Dream Team: Chats with Changemakers featuring Avery Band” will be presented at 2 p.m. Friday. High school host Tiffany will chat with Avery, a civil engineer and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity, where she leads her team in building trail bridges in some of the most isolated places on earth.

Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge

First- and second-graders can join the Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge via Zoom at 11 a.m. Saturday. Share your STEAM bag designs.

Yoga with Miss Jen

Yoga with Miss Jen for teens and adults will be held via Zoom at 2 p.m. Saturday. You must provide an email address to receive an invitation to Zoom.

NaNoWriMo tutorial

“Building Worlds: NaNoWriMo Month Tutorial” for tweens, teens and adults will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Join on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Donate blood

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 1-7 p.m. Monday.

Kinder Club

Kinder Club for ages 4-6 will have its packet pickup all day Tuesday. Each packet will contain three alphabet letter activities that will be featured weekly on the Kinder Club blog. While supplies last.

Dream Team engineering

“Dream Team: Engineering Extravaganza” will be presented at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The finale “Dream, Build, Create” series is an introduction to engineers and engineering. Visit westlakelibrary.org/events and click on the YouTube link in program description.

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