All libraries will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Join the Lorain Public Library System via Facebook for Food Friday at 3 p.m. The topic is “Love Your Leftovers.” This program is prerecorded to be viewed on Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Adults and teens, pick up your grab-and-go featuring “Decorate a Gift Bag” Monday through Dec. 5. While supplies last. Call for availability.
Join the Lorain Public Library System for “Giving Tuesday.” People can show their generosity in a variety of ways, whether it is helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill or giving to community organizations.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
Family Scavenger Hunt
The children’s department has put together a scavenger hunt that can be done as a family or small group outside the library building. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the box outside the south door or print one from the website. Rewards for completing the hunt are available at the “Holds” window inside the library. Tuesday is the last scheduled day for the hunt.
DIY storytime bags are available for curbside pickup. The library has chosen a few favorite storytime themes and created bags including picture books, online music options, extension activities and craft ideas. Request a bag at alpl.org/alpl@home or call the children’s department at 440-933-8917.
‘Family Read Aloud’
“Family Read Aloud” and book discussion sets are available any day for curbside pickup. The library staff has chosen a few favorite books for your family or small group. Each book includes a discussion and activity guide to help make the book more fun and meaningful. Request a title at alpl.org/alpl@home or call 440-933-8971.
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org
“Friends and Fiction” begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, featuring authors Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Kristin Harmel. This event will be broadcast on CCPL Facebook live: facebook.com/cuyahogalib/live. A Facebook account is not required to view the program.
Domonkas Branch Library
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Pick up the grab-and-go activity titled “Bird Feeder Kit” Monday through Dec. 5. While supplies last. Please call for availability.
Story Stop on Facebook Live will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Enjoy stories, songs and activities from the comfort of your own home. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, 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 Craig Wright.” In his book titled “The Hidden Habits of Genius,” Wright examines the lives of transformative individuals ranging from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo DaVinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk. This event will be broadcast live on facebook.com/cuyahogalib/live. A Facebook account is not required.
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 five (final week in series), featuring two videos titled “Baby Wants More!” and “Keep the Learning Growing.” This virtual club is designed specifically to meet the needs of caregivers and children.
Stop in the library and pick up your take-and-make paper craft at the children’s desk. A sample is on view at the children’s desk. While supplies last.
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
“Make a Picture Book” is the grab-and-go activity beginning Monday through Dec. 5. It includes a blank book, story prompts and limited art supplies for creating your own masterpiece. While supplies last. Please call for availability.
Meet the author
Join the Lorain Public Library System via Facebook to meet Case Western Reserve University professor, researcher and author Cassi Pittman Claytor at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. She will discuss her book “Black Privilege: Modern Middle-Class Blacks with Credentials and Cash to Spend.” This program is live on Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
Volunteer Youth Crew
Fourth- through sixth-graders volunteer for the Youth Crew online at 4 p.m. Monday. Promote reading through creating book reviews, library displays and ornaments for the children’s department holiday tree.
“History Talks! Threads in the Tapestry: A History of the Cleveland Institute of Art,” a virtual adult program, will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday. Mark Bassett will discuss key figures and events that have shaped the Cleveland Institute of Art since 1882.
Books and music
“Movin with Books and Music,” an online program for ages 4-6, will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday.
Registration for computer training
Open registration for adult computer training begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday. To register, call 440-333-7610, ext. 5503. A schedule of class offerings is at www.rrpl.org/training.
Google – Gmail classes will be held via Zoom at 10 a.m., Part 1 on Tuesday and Part 2 Dec. 3. Bring your email account and password so you can learn how to send and receive email. This session uses Google Chrome. Register online or call 440-333-7610.
Ten Minute Tech Tips will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. This week’s topic is “What are the Latest Tech Holiday Gifts?” Join online at Livestream.com/rrpl. No registration required.
The Comix Club will meet via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Join Amanda, Megan and Nicole for a new graphic novel book club for students in grades six through 12. The featured book is “They Call Us Enemy” by George Takei.
Race and policing
“Race and Policing in America, Ohio and Greater Cleveland” will be presented via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Join Ronnie Dunn, interim chief diversity and inclusion officer and associate professor of urban studies, for a talk on the history of race and policing in Northeast Ohio.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
‘Cup of Science’
Join Miss Holly on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for “Cup of Science” at 4 p.m. Friday. This program is recommended for ages 4-6.
Join the library for “Pictionary!” live on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube at 11 a.m. Monday.
Family Storytime via Zoom will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Enjoy this interactive storytime featuring books, rhymes, songs and movements. The program is for families with children ages 2-6. Siblings welcome.
The Teen Writers Group will meet via Zoom at 4 p.m. Dec. 2. This is a dedicated hour to just write for seventh- through 12th-graders. The last 15 minutes will be saved for any writer in need of some group brainstorming.
Horror Film Club
The Horror Film Club online edition will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2. The club will meet using the video sharing site Watch2Gether. To participate, check the event on the library’s website as early as 6 p.m. on Dec. 2 (a link to the site). You do not need an account with Watch2Gether to participate. New members are welcome.