Avon Branch Library

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

Veteran thank you

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

Baby and Me Storytime

Join the Lorain Public Library System on Facebook Live for Baby and Me Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. This is intended for babies, birth through 18 months or early walkers with their caregivers. Visit facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.

Grab-and-Go

Pick up your grab-and-go featuring “Dinosaur Flip Book” Monday through Nov. 21. While supplies last. Call for availability.

Finding grants

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for “Finding Grants with Candid: Intro to FDO” at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online, the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers. This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. Take the free one-hour course “Introduction to Finding Grants” before attending.

Avon Lake Public Library

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

Jr. Tree House

DiscoveryWorks take-home Jr. Tree House Club for ages 6-7 is available Thursday for curbside pickup or at the “Holds” window. The topic is “Let the Adventure Begin.” Celebrate National Children’s Book Week with some DIY bookmarks and postcards from around the world.

Tree House Club

DiscoveryWorks take-home Tree House Club for ages 8-11 is available Thursday for curbside pickup or at the “Holds” window. The topic is “Maize or Corn?” Which one makes a better movie snack? Let’s pop some myths to find out.

Wee Science Starters

DiscoveryWorks take-home Wee Science Starters for ages 3-5 is available Thursday for curbside pickup or at the “Holds” window. The topic is “Build a Turkey.” What body parts does a turkey have? You also may need glue, tape and scissors.

‘What Are You Reading?’

“What Are You Reading?” will be presented via Discord at 2 p.m. Friday. Share what you’re reading and get personalized recommendations from Gina. To join the Discord server and participate, apply for an invite code vail Google form at https://forms.gle/gqfxoTuNqhjVXq3EA.

Adult book club

The Tea Time Book Club will meet via Zoom at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Books are available at the Information Desk, but quantities are limited.

Anime Club

The Anime Club meets via Discord at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Interested in Anime or Manga? Cosplay is welcome.

‘Spirits with a Twist’

“Spirits with a Twist,” a book club for adults, will be held via Zoom at 3 p.m. Nov. 18. This month’s selection is “The Magpie Murders” by Riley Anthony Horowitz. Copies of the book are available at the Information desk or check out a digital copy through Libby/Overdrive. Feel free to bring your own spirits.

Lakeshore Writers Group

The Lakeshore Writers Group will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Published Avon Lake author Kathryn Eyring hosts this monthly group where participants meet each other, share their writing and get feedback. Sign up to join anytime.

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 Ashley Blooms.” Her latest book is “Every Bone a Prayer.” This event will be broadcast live on CCPL Facebook Live. RSVP to receive a Facebook event reminder.

Donate computers

The Cuyahoga County Public Library is teaming up with PCs 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 seven years. Bay Branch Library is a participating location for dropoff. A collection bin is inside the branch and donations can be made during regular library hours.

Domonkas Branch Library

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

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for “NaNoWriMo Write-In at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 19. This is a virtual meeting space for writers to casually gather and discuss writing projects and support one another.

Grab-and-go activity

Pick up the grab-and-go activity titled “Coffee Filter Turkey” Monday through Nov. 21. Glue, markers and water (spray bottle if possible) are needed to complete this activity. While supplies last. Please call for availability.

Join the Lorain Public Library System on Facebook Live for “Meet Your Neighbor” at 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Cheryl Schlunt and “Chloe” share a dog lover’s view of the how and why of being a therapy dog owner. Visit facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.

Fairview Park Branch Library

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

Meet the authors

Cuyahoga County Public Library will hold a virtual meet the authors event at 7 p.m. Monday, featuring “A Conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown and Connie Schultz.” Brown is the author of “Desk 88” and Schultz the author of “The Daughters of Erietown.” The event will be broadcast live at facebook.com/cuyahogalib/live. A Facebook account is not required to view the program.

North Olmsted Branch Library

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

Grow Baby Club

“Virtual Play, Learn and Grow Baby Club” for babies birth-35 months and a parent/caregiver continues with week three of the five-week series titled “Teachable Moments.” 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.

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” through Saturday. Once finished, please return your card to the library. The library will be sharing the cards with local community veterans. While supplies last. Call for availability.

Grab-and-go activity

“Dino Dig Fun” is the grab-and-go activity beginning Monday through Nov. 21. Enjoy hatching a dinosaur egg, making a craft and more. While supplies last. Please call for availability.

Zoom cookbook discussion

Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. This month’s selection is “The Batch Lady: Shop Once. Cook Once. Eat Well All Week.” by Suzanne Mulholland. Feel free to virtually share a dish.

Rocky River Public Library

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

Senior Lecture Series

The Senior Lecture Series continues online at 10 a.m. Thursday. Dr. Nate Bergman of Kemper Cognitive Wellness will present “Memory Loss is Preventable – Now is the Time.”

Novel Scares

Join the virtual program Novel Scares, “The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham Jones at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Kindness Day

“Observe World Kindness Day,” a virtual program for all ages, will be presented at 11 a.m. Friday.

Children’s registration

Registration for children’s holiday programs begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Select the date and time of each program for which you wish to register.

Travel Series

The Travel Series, a virtual program, continues at 10 a.m. Saturday. Visit the world’s largest Christmas store in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Book subscription service

The library book subscription service for adults will be held at 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. Sign up once and the library will take care of the rest. The reference staff will select a variety of books that can be picked up every six weeks.

‘Delve Into Genealogy’

Explore genealogy with Emma Dittmar from the adult service department at 7 p.m. Monday. She will offer resources from the real and digital worlds.

Tech tips

Ten Minute Tech Tips will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. This week’s topic is “What are Some Useful Tips for YouTube?” Join online at Livestream.com/rrpl. No registration required.

‘Beyond the Basics’

“Beyond the Basics – Troubleshooting” will be presented online. Part 2 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Topics include inspecting connections, checking vital statistics and preventive maintenance.

Computer Breakfast Series

The Computer Breakfast Series continues virtually at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18. The topic is “TV Services.”

Writers Group

The Writers Group of Rocky River will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Nov. 18. 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

WPPL Roblox Club

Join the WPPL Roblox Club via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 19. This program is for fourth- through sixth-graders to hang out with friends and enjoy some popular games.

Yoga with Jen

“Yoga with Miss Jen” will be held via Zoom at 2 p.m. Thursday. Calm your body, mind and spirit.

Craft bag pickup

“Choose Kindness” and pick up your kindness craft bag all day Friday. Celebrate World Kindness Day and stop by the Youth Services Department. While supplies last.

Got Science?

Got Science? for first- and second-graders will be held via Zoom at 4 p.m. Friday. Learn about Newton’s Law of Motion. Participants must provide an email address to receive Zoom instructions.

STEAM bag challenge

“Mystery STEAM Bag Challenge” supply pickup is all day Saturday. First- and second-graders can pick up their bag supplies at the Youth Services Desk. Registering for supplies also registers you for the challenge on Nov. 21.

Pokemon Fun

Pokemon Fun will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Saturday. Feel free to bring a favorite Pokemon card or toy for show and tell.

Teen craft pick up

Seventh- through 12th-graders, stop by the Youth Services Department beginning at 9 a.m. Monday for the teen craft pickup kit. While supplies last.

NaNoWriMo tutorial

Tweens, teens and adults, “Constructing Plots,” a NaNoWriMo tutorial, will be presented at 11 a.m. Monday.

Maker Monday

“Transferring Memories to Digital at Home” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday. Learn to check out the Non-Traditional Materials Collection to transfer your VHS tapes to DVD, cassettes to MP3, and more.

Teen book club

Currently Reading, a teen book club, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. This is an open discussion for seventh- through 12th-graders who love to read.

Adult book discussion

The adult book discussion group will meet via Zoom at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. This month’s selection is “The Stationery Shop” by Marjan Kamali. Please register to receive meeting login information.

Teen writers group

Teen Writers Group: Writers Room will meet via Zoom at 4 p.m. Nov. 18. This is an online meet-up for writers in seventh through 12th grades.

Tea benefits

“A Taste of Tea” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Nov. 18. This health and wellness program will show tea preparation and tea’s health benefits.

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