Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, 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 their caregivers. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
‘Meet Your Neighbor’
Lorain Public Library System via Facebook presents “Meet Your Neighbor” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Meet your Lorain County neighbor, Gary Zwiezinski, a local author and former WGAR radio personality as he shares his story and answers your questions. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
Family Storytime and Crafts at Home will be held via YouTube at 10 a.m. Monday. New stories are posted each Monday morning and will be available throughout the week. Accompanying craft bags will be available for pickup through curbside service or at the ”Holds” window each Monday beginning at 9 a.m. Bags include craft supplies appropriate for children ages 2-6 as well as music, book and activity suggestions for the week. One craft bag per child per week.
Mental Health Mondays
“Mental Health Mondays on Discord” will be presented at 2 p.m. Monday. This virtual teen event is on Discord. Apply for an invite code via the library’s Google form: https://forms.gle/gqfxoTuNqhjVXq3EA. Lisa Goodwin from LCADA will be the guest. She will help teens through any stuff they have going on.
Spirits with a Twist
Spirits with a Twist, an adult book club, will meet via Zoom at 3 p.m. March 31. This month’s selection is “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley. Books are available at the information desk or in digital form through Hoopla or Libby. Spirits are optional.
Put on your thinking caps for the monthly scavenger hunt. Hunts take place outside the library building or at home. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the south door box or print one from the website. Small completion prizes are available at the “Holds” window while supplies last.
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. Thursday, featuring “A Conversation with author Clare Nolan.” Nolan will discuss the book “Take Me Home Huey,” which she co-authored with the late Steve Maloney. 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
Teen virtual gaming
Lorain Public Library System via Zoom presents teen virtual gaming at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Join the group for a night of social deduction in space with “Among Us.” The game is downloadable for free on mobile devices for Android and iOS. If you already have a copy for PC, you can still join. You will receive a room code during the Zoom meeting to join the game.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Cuyahoga County Public Library via Zoom presents Baby Club for caregivers and children ages birth-2. Learn helpful tips and research-backed practices you can use to boost your baby’s brain. Registrants will receive books, toys and activity ideas to use at home. These items can be picked up at the Fairview branch. The classes meet once a week for five weeks (Fairview branch classes are at 10:30 a.m. April 15 through May 13.) Parents ages 18 and older who register to participate in Baby Club will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a $529 college savings award from Ohio's 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, for their child.
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.
Children’s make-and-take craft is a spring pinwheel craft. Quantities limited, while supplies last.
The American Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
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
Lorain Public Library System presents via Zoom, “Musical Toolbox” at 11 a.m. Saturday. Designed for children with special needs and their families, this fun and engaging virtual music program is conducted by a board-certified music therapist from the Music Therapy Enrichment Center. Please register once as a family, not each individual, and include your email address to receive a Zoom invitation.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
“Kindergarten, Here I Come @ Home” will be held online all day Thursday. Children ages 3-6 who are registered will receive weekly emails from Ms. Amanda with stories, songs, rhymes and activities to strengthen key skills for school success.
Film discussion club
The film discussion club will meet online at 7 p.m. Thursday. This month’s selection is “Ex Machina,” a 2015 science fiction film.
Linda Mizejewski, Ph.D., will present “Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics” online at 7 p.m. Thursday. Mizejewski is a professor in The Ohio State University’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Department.
Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day for fourth- through sixth-graders will be held via Zoom at 4 p.m. Friday.
Learn smartphone features online at 10 a.m. Saturday. Previous computer knowledge is helpful. Please charge your smartphone for class.
‘Flavors of the World’
Selbi Muhammetberdiyeva will present “Flavors of the World” online at 1 p.m. Sunday. She will demonstrate how to make Uzbek Plov, the national dish of Uzbekistan. This program supports the 2021 Cleveland Humanities Fest.
Teen subscription service
Teen Book Harbor Subscription Service for seventh- through 12th-graders will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Registration and a library card in good standing are required.
Books and music
“Movin’ with Books and Music” for children ages 4-6 will be held online at 4 p.m. Monday. Registrants will be emailed a video link on the date of the program.
“History Talks: The Golden Age of Shopping” will be presented online at 7 p.m. Monday. A speaker from the Western Reserve Historical Society will share the history of Cleveland’s retailers from small grocers to giant palaces like Higbee’s, May Co. and Halle Brothers that sold Cowan pottery.
Ten Minute Tech Tips presents “Can I Download My Facebook Photos?” at 10 am. Tuesday at Livestream.com/rrpl. No registration.
An Evening with the Arts
An Evening with the Arts will be held online at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory will present “The Art of Zines.” A list of suggested supplies will be emailed to you after your registration is complete.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
‘First Chapter Friday’
“First Chapter Friday!” for kindergarten through fourth-graders will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Join on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to hear the Youth Services staff read the first chapter of a book.
Got Science! for first- and second-graders will meet via Zoom at 4 p.m. Friday. The topic is “Make a Model Lung.”
Pokemon Fun via Zoom will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Play a guess that Pokemon game and bring an item for show and tell.
Come pick up your packet Kinder Club for ages 4-6 at the Youth Services Desk on or after Monday beginning at 9 a.m. Each bag will contain multiple early literacy concepts featured weekly on the club blog. While supplies last.
Crafty Adults supply pickup will be held from Monday through April 5. Contact the department at 440-250-5471 if you need an alternate pickup option. For adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
“Talking Baseball: The Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Join baseball historian and author Wayne Stewart. After registering, you will receive an email with Zoom instructions.
Seventh- through 12th-graders sign up for Discovery Box at 8 p.m. March 31. This is a personalized subscription box service. 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 takes place April 7-9.