Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Lorain Public Library System via Facebook presents “Food Friday – Food Trends” at 3 p.m. Friday. Learn more about some of the terms you may have heard flying around in the culinary worlds such as flexitarians, probiotics, fermented foods and the Keto Diet. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Shred Day will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Bring your sensitive documents such as tax forms and medical records to be shredded in the library parking lot. Each household may bring up to five standard-size copier paper boxes or five grocery-size bags of documents. Please remove all paper clips and binder clips. This free event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.
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 “Geoboard Art.” Create letters, shapes and other fun designs using rubber bands. Use the curbside service for pickup or come inside to the “Holds” window. 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 “Bugs-N-Slugs.” Make some worms dance and bugs crawl (not real of course). Use the curbside service for pickup or come inside to the “Holds” window. You may also need glue, tape and scissors.
Tree House Club
DiscoveryWorks take-home Tree House Club for children ages 8-11 begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. The topic is “Playing with Shadows.” Make a shadow frame to see how light changes shadows. Use the curbside service for pickup or come inside to the “Holds” window. You may also need glue, tape and scissors.
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 authors Jodi Picoult and Nancy Johnson.” The title of the conversation is “Fiction and Race in America.” The authors will discuss the role of race in their novels. 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
Friends book sale
Friends of Domonkas Public Library will hold a book sale from noon-7:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2-5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the book sale preview is reserved for Friends members only. New members may join or former members may renew their annual membership that evening. The book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Domonkas Public Library of the Lorain Public Library System and open to the public.
Lorain Public Library System via Facebook presents “Story Stop” live at 10:30 a.m. Monday and at 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.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
GED and ESOL classes
Cuyahoga County Public Library announces that GED and ESOL classes are now virtual. Aspire Greater Cleveland helps adults gain the basic skills needed to be productive workers, family members and citizens. If you are interested in becoming an Aspire Greater Cleveland student, complete the online registration at aspiregreatercleveland.org or call 833-ASPIRE2.
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.
The adult make-and-take craft is rag wreaths. Make an easy and fun colorful rag wreath as you tie pre-cut fabric pieces to a hoop. While supplies last.
Teens can pick up a make-and-take craft. Make a heart pattern friendship bracelet. While supplies last.
The American Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday. Give the gift of life. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Lorain Public Library System presents via Zoom “Finding Grants with Candid: Intro to FDO” at 6 p.m. Monday. Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online and how to search for grant-makers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve. This class is for nonprofit organizations only. Registrants are asked to include an email address to receive a Zoom invitation.
Family Art Night
Lorain Public Library System presents via Zoom, Family Art Night at 6 p.m. March 24. Create something together using supplies you have at home. Provide an email address to receive a link to the Zoom session and a list of supplies the program will be using. Perfect for preschool and school-age children and their families.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org
Tween Creative Club
The Tween Creative Club for fourth- through sixth-graders will meet online at 4 p.m. Thursday. Cultivate your creative side with a new surprise craft project.
Novel Scared, an adult book discussion group, will meet online at 7 p.m. Thursday. This month’s selection is “Wonderland” by Zoje Stage.
Tech Tales @ Home for ages 3-5 and their caregivers will be held online all day Friday.
Guild of the Brick
Guild of the Brick will be held on Facebook all day Saturday. The library would love to see your creations at Facebook.com/rrpl.
Movie subscription service
Adults, sign up for Libflix, a movie subscription service all day Monday. Once registered the library will email you a brief survey and then use that information to match you with five titles from the broad movie and television collection.
Baby & Me
Spring Baby and Me will be held online at 9 a.m. Monday.
Book Harbor subscription service
Book Harbor, a subscription service for adults, will be held online at 10 a.m. Monday. Sign up once and the reference staff will select a variety of books for you to pick up every five weeks.
Photo Elements IV
Photoshop Elements IV will be held online at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Topics include layer masks, adjustment layers, black and white conversion, linking and merging layers, the gradient tool and the type tool. Attendance in Photoshop elements III or equivalent experience is expected.
Spring storytime for ages 2 and 3 will be held online at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Ten Minute Tech Tips presents “What is a Plugin?” at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Livestream.com/rrpl.
“Attracting Birds to Your Backyard: Feeders, Water and Native Plants” will be presented online at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Matt Valencic, master gardener volunteer and member of the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland, will give the presentation.
Microsoft Word III
Microsoft Word III will be presented online at 10 a.m. March 24-25. Topics include indents, tabs, bullets and numbering, headers and footers, and page breaks.
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.
Got Science! for first- and second-graders will meet via Zoom at 4 p.m. March 26. Pick up your kit for Got Science! from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday.
Fred Rogers’ birthday
Fred Rogers’ Birthday Storytime will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Join on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and celebrate.
Craft to go
Pick up your spring felt chick softie craft to go from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Each kit contains supplies to create three chick softies and will include templates as provided in the Creative bug project video tutorial.
The STEAMMaker Lab program will be held via Zoom at 2 p.m. Saturday.The topic is “Plant Science.”
The American Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 1-7 p.m. Monday. Give the gift of life. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
Family Storytime will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Tuesday and at 6:30 p.m. March 24.
Preschoolers Rock for children ages 3-5 will be held at 11 a.m. March 24. Join Miss Nancy on social media with songs and instruments to keep to the beat.
Teen Writers, seventh- through 12th-graders will meet via Zoom at 4 p.m. March 24. Participants must register an email address to receive an invitation to Zoom.