Cuyahoga County Public Library
‘Food for Fines’
All branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library are holding “Food for Fines” through March 31. Support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s annual “Harvest for Hunger” campaign and reduce your library fines up to $4 per visit ($1 per food item) when you donate any of the items most needed at your local branch. Although the most-needed donation is cash, the following food items are essential: 100% juice, beans, canned or boxed entrees, canned fruits and veggies, canned protein, cereal, pasta sauce, peanut butter and whole grain rice and pasta. Damaged and/or expired food times and food items in glass containers will not be accepted.
Passport processing services have resumed at Cuyahoga County Public Library local branches seven days a week. Appointments are required. Call the branch to schedule your appointment. Please note: Passport photos are not available at this time.
Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
‘Cooking with Charlie’
Lorain Public Library System via Facebook presents “Cooking with Charlie” for adults at 10 a.m. Sunday. The topic is “Pi Day Pie!” In this demonstration, learn how to make a wonderful no-bake pie in honor of Pi Day. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Lorain Public Library System via Facebook presents “Story Stop” live at 10:30 a.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Enjoy stories, songs and activities. Songs may feature shaky eggs, rhythm sticks or scarves. The storytellers will recommend some easy and accessible props. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Mobile hotspots are available at the Avon Branch Library for 21-day loan periods. Call ahead for availability.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
“Discover Your Past: DNA 101” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday. Join professional genealogist Mary Milne Jamba as she provides an introduction to DNA testing and an overview of what you can expect when you buy and use a spit kit form AncestryDNA, 23 and Me, MyHeritage or FamilyTreeDNA.
Tea Time Book Club
The Tea Time Book Club will meet via Zoom at 2 p.m. Tuesday. This month’s selection is “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett. Books are available at the Information Desk, but quantities are limited.
‘Cut the Cord 2021’
“Cut the Cord 2021” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ever wanted to do away with cable? Learn the latest information from the library’s experts on what it means to stream everything.
Lakeshore Writer’s Group
The Lakeshore Writer’s Group will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. March 17. Do you want to write a book or anything at all? Published Avon lake author Kathryn Eyring hosts this monthly group where participants will get to meet each other, share their writing and get feedback on the process. This month’s topic is “Fun with a Progressive Story.” Sign up any time.
Tweens ages 8-12, use curbside pickup for a take-and-make craft. This month’s craft is Boba tea.
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. Friday, featuring “A Conversation with author Patti Callahan.” Callahan will discuss her historical novel “Surviving Savannah.” 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, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Baby and Me Storytime
Lorain Public Library System via Facebook presents Baby and Me Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. This storytime is intended for babies, birth through 18 months or early walkers with a caregiver. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month and Cuyahoga County Public Library invites you to explore the Kanopy collection of films on great women in history, films directed by women and more.
Returning to work
Cuyahoga County Public Library presents via Zoom “Key Steps to Returning to Work after an Extended Break” at 1 p.m. Thursday. In this workshop you will learn how to effectively re-enter the workforce after taking an extended break to raise children, manage an illness, care for a loved one or any other reason. An email address is required to receive a Zoom invitation. Staff will be available for help with connecting to Zoom.
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org
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.
Adults, grab a make-and-take kit to create your own craft. Decorate it to make a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art. While supplies last.
Children can pick up a make-and-take craft. Choose from two crafts: the easier paper plate polar bear face or the advanced origami polar bear corner bookmark. Quantities are limited. While supplies last.
Writers Center Stage
Cuyahoga County Public Library presents Writers Center Stage at 7 p.m. April 15, featuring author Brit Bennett. Tickets to join are $20 and available through the library’s website.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Zoom cookbook discussion
Lorain Public Library System will hold a Zoom cookbook discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. This month’s selection is “Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend” by Joanna Saltz. Feel free to virtually “share” a dish from this month’s selected cookbook. Registrants are asked to include an email address to receive a Zoom invitation.
Mobile hotspots are available at the North Ridgeville Branch Library for 21-day loan periods. Call ahead for availability.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
The Career-Minded Series continues online at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The topic is “Critical Thinking.”
Internet Safety Series
The Internet Safety Series continues online at 10 a.m. Friday. The topic is “Digital Footprint.”
Children’s spring programs
Registration for children’s spring programs begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Call 440-333-7610 or visit rrpl.org to register.
Senior Lecture Series
The Senior Lecture Series continues online at 10 a.m. Saturday. The topic is “Flu and COVID-19 Prevention.” Kristine Adams, certified nurse practitioner with the Cleveland Clinic, will give the presentation.
Photoshop Elements III
Photoshop Elements III will be held online at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Topics include using color and tone selection tools, changing the color of selections, altering brightness and contrast, using the clone tool and applying filters. Attendance in Photoshop Elements II or equivalent experience is expected.
Irish gangs, etc.
“Irish Gangs, Gangsters and Gamblers” will be presented online at 7 p.m. Monday. From the McCart Street gang to Shimmy Patton, “Black Jack” McGinty and Danny Greene, IAAS executive director Margaret Lynch traces their paths into a life on the wrong side of the law.
“We Read Together, We Stand Together” discussion will be held online at 7 p.m. Monday. The topic is “Women’s Voices.” This program is for sixth- through 12th-graders and their parents/guardians.
Ten Minute Tech Tips presents “What are Excel Data Types?” at 10 am. Tuesday at Livestream.com/rrpl.
STEAM Studio for first- through third-graders will be held online at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Computer Breakfast Series
The Computer Breakfast Series continues online at 9:30 a.m. March 17. The topic is “Facebook 101.”
The Writer’s Group of Rocky River will meet online at 7 p.m. March 17. New writers and old hands are welcome. Have your work critiqued and give constructive feedback to others in a fun and friendly environment.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
‘Cup of Science’
“Cup of Science” will be presented at 11 a.m. Thursday. Join live on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a fun video on “Going Green.” Recommended for ages 4-6.
‘Kids in the Kitchen’
“Kids in the Kitchen” supply pickup for ages 8-12 with special needs and peers will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Pick up a recipe kit then via Zoom tune in to the live kitchen demo at 3 p.m. Monday. If your child has food allergies, contact the Youth Services Department at 440-250-5471.
STEAM Maker Lab
STEAM Maker Lab supply pickup for third- through fifth-graders will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Registration for the pickup also registers you for the March 20 STEAM Maker program on Zoom.
Adapted Storytime for children ages 3-7 who may not be successful in a typical storytime will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Spring sensory kit
Pick up a spring sensory kit from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. This is for children ages 3-7.
Grab bag craft
Grab bag craft pickup will be held from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. Stop by the Youth Services Department for your kit.
Investors Interest Group
The Investors Interest Group will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday. Elder law attorney Elizabeth Perla will discuss long-term care plans.
“Introduction to Finding Grants’ will be presented via Zoom at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
“Currently Reading,” an open discussion for seventh- through 12th-graders, will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bring a book to rave about or find your next favorite.