Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Grab & Go
Lorain Public Library System offers a grab-and-go “Noon Year’s Eve Party Pack” Monday through Dec. 31 at the Avon Branch as well as the other five branches. While supplies last.
Noon Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year via Zoom with the Lorain Public Library System at 11 a.m. Dec. 31. Register your family and be sure to include your email address to get a Zoom invitation to join the party. Available at Avon Branch as well as the other five branches.
‘Cutting the Cord’
Lorain Public Library System presents “Cutting the Cord” via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5. This program is an introduction to all the ways you can keep watching quality TV and movies without cable. Registrants must include an email address to receive an invitation to Zoom.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
The January make-and-take craft for ages 10-17 is a non-alcoholic mulled cider available for curbside pickup. Craft instructions will be live with a link to the YouTube video for instructions.
“Book Bundles for Kids” is available with curbside pickup. The children’s department created book bundles based on some of their favorite themes for beginning and experienced readers. Each bundle will include five to 10 books. Request a themed bundle at alpl.org 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 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/at-home/ or call 440-933-8917.
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 or call the children’s department at 440-933-8917.
Adult book discussion
Cuppas and Coppers, an adult book discussion group, will meet via Zoom at 3 p.m. Jan. 6. January’s selection is “The Word is Murder” by Anthony Horowitz. Sit down and enjoy a cuppa coffee or tea while discussing books by British authors.
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org
Listen to 200,000 plus commercial-free albums whenever you want. All you need is your Cuyahoga County Library System library card to enjoy Hoopla’s free streaming music service. You can instantly stream any album in the Hoopla catalog or temporality download albums to your device for offline listening.
Domonkas Branch Library
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Story Stop on Facebook Live will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4. Enjoy stories, songs and activities from the comfort of your own home. Join the fun at facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Throughout January, the Domonkas Branch Library will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through community service. Collected items, such as blankets, hats and scarves, will be donated to a local charity. They can be handmade, new or gently used.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Enjoy 30,000-plus movie classics, film fest faves, documentaries and more on Kanopy. All you need is your Cuyahoga County Library System library card and a web browser, smartphone or tablet to get started. Stream Kanopy on your computer or download the Kanopy app on your phone, tablet or Roku device.
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org
Kids Cafe will be available for curbside service pickup from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 28) through Wednesday (Dec. 30). Are you 18 or younger? The library will be serving grab-and-go meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank while supplies last.
The children’s make-and-take winter craft is available for curbside pickup while supplies last.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
LPLS Writers Group
The Lorain Public Library System Zoom Writers Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adult writers are invited to write and discuss together. Registrants must include an email address to receive an invitation to Zoom.
Organize your life
“Organize Your Life with Stickers and Labels” will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 30 via Facebook. Get ready for a new year by learning how to make planner stickers and labels with “Create Space Cricuts.” Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
Adult reading challenge
January starts tthe Adult Winter Reading Challenge, which continues through March 20. Spend these frigid winter months plowing through your reading list and discover some of the many services the library offers. For each badge you complete, you will earn a raffle ticket to be submitted for one of the five raffle prizes Participate at rrpl.beanstack.org.
Teen winter challenge
The Teen Winter Reading Challenge for seventh- through 12th-graders begins in January. Earn raffle tickets for reading. Sign up or log in to your Beanstack account (rrpl.beanstack.org).
Excel IV will be presented via Zoom in two parts at 6:30 p.m., Part 1 Jan. 4 and Part 2 Jan. 5. Build on your knowledge of Microsoft Excel basics by learning how to create and edit charts, headers and footers. Attendance in Excel III or equivalent experience is expected for this class. Register online or call 440-333-7610, ext. 5503. Instructions for joining the Zoom meeting and other materials will be emailed to each registrant after the close of registration, approximately two hours before the class.
Ten Minute Tech Tips presents “How Should I Maintain My Smartphone?” at 10 a.m. Jan. 5. Visit Livestream.com/rrpl.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
New Year’s pack pickup
The New Year’s Eve Party Pack pickup will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. beginning Saturday at the drive-up services window. The packets for children ages 4-7 are filled with everything you need to celebrate at home. While supplies last.
STEAMMaker Lab pickup supply kits for third- through fifth-graders will be available from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. beginning Saturday at the drive-up services window. The topic is “Health and Fitness.” The library will provide supplies to make models of two of the 11 major organ systems in the human body and a medical device.
Vision Boards supply pickup will be held from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. beginning Monday at the drive-up services window. This is for teens and adults with special needs. No experience necessary. Caregivers welcome. Registering for the supply pickup also registers you for the Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 4.
Pick up your packet for Kinder Club for ages 4-6 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday at the drive-up services window. Each bag will contain multiple early literacy concepts that will be featured on the Kinder Club Blog. While supplies last.
“Virtual Trivia Night @ Porter” will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. Dec. 30. Play as a single player or as a family.
Countdown to Noon
Countdown to Noon Family Storytime will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Join on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a special storytime featuring your favorite stories, songs and rhymes.