Avon Branch Library

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

NaNoWriMo

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for the “NaNoWriMo Zoom Write-In” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Casually gather and discuss writing projects and support one another. Registrants are asked to include their email addresses for a Zoom invitation.

Grab-and-Go

Pick up your grab-and-go featuring “Design a Button” Monday through Nov. 14. While supplies last. Call for availability.

Veteran thank you

Pick up your grab-and-go featuring “Veteran Thank You Card” Monday through Nov. 14. Once finished, please return your card to the library. The library will be sharing the cards with local veterans. While supplies last. Call for availability.

LPLS Zoom book discussion

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for a book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. This month’s selection is “The Queen’s Secret” by Karen Harper.

Avon Lake Public Library

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

Genealogy information

“Discover Your Past: Exploring the Internet Archive for Genealogical Information” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday. Discover everything you can do at the archive and learn search strategies for accessing its genealogical treasures. Include an email address to receive a Zoom invitation.

Stitch Niche

Stitch Niche will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday. Bring your knitting or crocheting project and enjoy the virtual company of fellow needlework enthusiasts. Presenter Valerie Dillard and guests will answer your questions and help you along.

Take-and-make

“Christmas Gnomes,” a take-and-make book-folded Christmas tree,” will be available for pickup Tuesday through Nov. 13 at curbside or inside the library. Instructions included.

Savvy Seniors

“Learning for Savvy Seniors” will be held via Zoom at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Geoff Myers of Right at Home will share information about scams and fraud schemes used to target seniors. Lunch on your end is optional.

Trivia Night

“Do You Know ALPL? A Library Trivia Night” will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Match your knowledge with others about libraries in general and Avon Lake Public Library in particular. There will be a prize for the winner.

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 Janet Evanovich.” Her latest book is titled “Fortune and Glory.” This event will be broadcast live on CCPL Facebook Live. RSVP to receive a Facebook event reminder.

AmazonSmile

Make a difference this holiday season. Shop for gifts through the AmazonSmile program to generate donations for Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation.

Domonkas Branch Library

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

Children and anxiety

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for “Helping Your Children Manage Anxiety” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Amanda Divis, the child and adolescent manager at The Nord Center, will discuss strategies and coping mechanisms to help your child manage anxiety and stress. Include your email address to receive a Zoom invitation.

Musical Toolbox

Designed for children with special needs and their families, Musical Toolbox will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Saturday. The program is conducted by a board-certified music therapist from the Music Therapy Enrichment Center. Include your email address to receive a Zoom invitation.

Grab-and-go activity

Pick up the grab-and-go activity titled “Thanksgiving Pie Garland” Monday through Nov. 14. Scissors, hot glue gun, hot glue or graft glue are needed to complete this activity. While supplies last. Please call for availability.

Resume and cover letters

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for “Resume Writing and Cover Letters” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Plus, find out how you can get free professional clothes. Include an email address to receive a Zoom invitation.

Fairview Park Branch Library

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

eBooks and eAudiobooks

All you need is a library card to start enjoying eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library’s OverDrive collection. Visit cuyahogalibrary.org for further details.

Free digital newsstand

Enjoy your favorite news publications and magazines anytime, anywhere using your library card. Flipster lets you download your favorite magazines to read online or offline. There are no subscription fees, no waitlists and no late fees. Download as many Flipster titles as you want, no limit.

North Olmsted Branch Library

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

Programming

The library will not offer any in-person programs where it cannot guarantee proper social distancing. Many traditional library programs, such as book discussions and author events, are now held online. Check cuyahogalibrary.org for more details.

Kids Cafe

Kids 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.

North Ridgeville Branch Library

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

Veteran thank you

Pick up your grab-and-go featuring “Veteran Thank You Card” Monday through Nov. 14. Once finished, please return your card to the library. The library will be sharing the cards with local veterans. While supplies last. Call for availability.

Grab-and-go activity

“Origami Paper Roses” is the grab-and-go activity beginning Monday through Nov. 14. Create an autumn-inspired centerpiece, garland or accessory. While supplies last. Please call for availability.

LPLS Writers Conference Series

Join in the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for the 2020 LPLS Writers Conference Series at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The topic is “How to Get Back On Track.” Join author and librarian Cari Dubiel as she shares tips and inspiration that will help you stay on track with writing projects.

Cooking for kids

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Facebook for “Cooking with Charlie for Kids” at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. Learn how to make kid-friendly animal face sandwiches.

Rocky River Public Library

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

Caldecott candidates

“Pick Your Caldecott” for second- and third-graders will be held online at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 18. Discuss the 2021 Caldecott candidates and vote for the book you believe should win.

Trail magic

“Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story Documentary Film Screening and Q&A” will be presented online at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Bette Lou Higgins of Eden Valley Enterprises will be present for a Q&A following the film.

Senior Lecture Series

The Senior Lecture Series continues online at 10 a.m. Friday. Dr. Nate Bergman of Kemper Cognitive Wellness will present “Impact of Sleep on Mood, Brain and Peak Performance.”

Google Maps

Google Maps Part 1 will be presented online at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Part 2 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Learn how to search, get directions, change your view and many other helpful features of Google Maps. This session uses Google Chrome.

Tune In River

Tune In River will be livestreamed at Facebook/com/rockyriverlibrary at 7 p.m. Monday. Enjoy an evening with Cleveland-based jazz trio Hip to That.

Tech tips

Ten Minute Tech Tips will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. This week’s topic is “What is Trending with Google Search?” Join online at Livestream.com/rrpl. No registration required.

Microsoft Word IV

Microsoft Word IV will be presented online at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. Build on your current knowledge of Word basics by learning how to use templates, the thesaurus, and find and replace, and how to protect documents.

True crime discussion

Riverinos True Crime discussion group will meet online at 7 p.m. Nov. 11. The topic is “The Black Dahlia,” Elizabeth Short, who was brutally murdered in Los Angeles. Her body was found Jan. 15, 1947. The killer has never been found.

Westlake Porter Public Library

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

Got Science?

Got Science? supply pickup for first- and second-graders begins Friday. Learn about Newton’s Law of Motion. Registering for this event will also register you for the Zoom event on Nov. 13. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

Foodies

“Foodies at 11” will be presented at 11 a.m. Friday. Have you ever wondered if all those kitchen hacks work? Join on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube as Miss Cathy and Miss Natalie test some of these kitchen hacks.

Jewelry Junction

“Jewelry Junction: Fall Leaf Earrings,” take-home kit, will be available for pickup all day Monday. Create a pair of silver-plated fall leaf earrings using metal leaves with a hanging bead. No video or online program.

NaNoWriMo

“Creating Characters: NaNoWriMo Month Writing Tutorial” (live) will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Join on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for this tutorial series. For tweens, teens and adults.

Career Transition

Career Transition will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom. The topic is “Best Job Search Letters.”

Book discussion

The evening book discussion group will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. This month’s selection is “The Reckoning” by John Grisham. Register to receive a Zoom invitation and instructions. Participants without a computer, tablet or smartphone can join by using a traditional phone.

Storywalk

Storywalk (Live) will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Join on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram for a virtual tour of WPPL’s Storywalk at the Westlake Recreation Center.

Teen Writers

“Teen Writers Group: Writers Room” (Live) will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 11. This is an online meet-up for seventh- through 12th-graders to just write, with the last 15 minutes reserved for any writer in need of some group brainstorming. An email address is required to receive Zoom instructions.

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