Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Teens, pick up your grab-and-go featuring “A Paper Rocket ” Monday through Jan. 23. While supplies last. Call for availability. Additional supplies needed from home are tape, scissors and optional markers.
Family Story Time
Lorain Public Library System presents Family Story Time live via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Preregistration required.
Zoom cookbook discussion
Lorain Public Library System will hold a cookbook discussion via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. This month’s selection is “Just the Good Stuff: 100+ Guilt-Free Recipes to Satisfy All Your Cravings” by Rachel Mansfield. Feel free to virtually share a dish.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
Board of Trustees meeting
The Avon Lake Public Library will hold a Board of Trustees meeting via Zoom at 1 p.m. Thursday. The meeting is open to the public. To join the meeting, email William Rutger at email@example.com to receive login information.
“Discover Your Past: How to Use Findmypast” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday. Professional genealogist Sunny Morton will guide you through the database Findmypast, which the library is offering for free. Learn how to use this valuable research resource.
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.
Students ages 10-17, register for this event by Jan. 20, featuring non-alcoholic mulled cider. The curbside pickup date is Jan. 25.
Tea Time Book Club
The Tea Time Book Club will meet via Zoom at 2 p.m. Tuesday. This month’s selection is “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. Books are available at the information desk, but quantities are limited.
Gentle Yoga Series
The Gentle Yoga Series continues via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Recommended props are a yoga mat, large towel or blanket and a blanket or cushion/pillow for support.
Lakeshore Writer’s Group
The Lakeshore Writer’s Group will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Jan. 20. January’s topic is “Writing Prompts to Get Creativity Flowing.” 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 Devon Price, Ph.D.” He will discuss his latest book “Laziness Does Not Exist.” This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. An email address is required to receive a Zoom invitation.
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. Thursday for children birth-18 months or early walkers with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs and activities from the comfort of your own home. Join the fun at facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Grab-and-Go is available Monday through Jan. 23 featuring “I Have a Dream Mobile.” Tape is needed to complete this activity. While supplies last. Call for availability.
‘Meet Your Neighbor’
Tune in to the Lorain Public Library System’s Facebook page to “Meet Your Neighbor” at 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Katie Oradini from Farmhouse Yoga in North Ridgeville will give tips for relaxation and self-care during the winter months. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Build your imagination with this easy-to-fold paper house project. While supplies last.
Meet the author
Cuyahoga County Public Library will hold a virtual meet the author event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, featuring “A Conversation with Poet Peter Schmitt.” He will discuss his latest book “Goodbye, Apostrophe.” This event will be broadcast live via Zoom. An email address is required to receive a Zoom invitation.
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org
Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
Kids 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 children’s make-and-take winter craft featuring paper strips penguin is available for curbside pickup. While supplies last. One craft per child.
The adult make-and-take winter craft featuring a gnome is available for curbside pickup. You will also need a pair of scissors to make this craft.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Lorain Public Library Systems presents “Zoom Yoga” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This week’s session is titled “Chair Yoga.” An email is required to receive an invitation to Zoom.
Grab-and-Go is available Monday through Jan. 23, featuring “Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.” Receive a packet of fun activities. While supplies last. Call for availability.
Adults, a Grab-and-Go will be available Monday through Jan. 23. Beautify your home by making a three-dimensional winter scene by creating a tunnel book that could be displayed on a shelf or mailed as a card. While supplies last. Call for availability.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
Game Night for adults will be held online at 7 p.m. today. Play card and board games on Game Board Arena. You need an email address, computer, tablet or smartphone and an account at en.boardgamearena.com.
Tech Tales @ Home for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers will be held online at 10 a.m. Friday. Register to receive a newsletter with themed app and e-book recommendations plus tips for getting the most out of screen time.
The Travel Series will be presented by Carol O’Keefe via Zoom at 10 a.m. Saturday featuring Portugal.
“We Read Together, We Stand Together” a discussion group for sixth- through 12th-graders and their interested parents or guardians will be held online at 7 p.m. Monday.
The Ten Minute Tech Tips presents “How Can I Quickly Organize Pictures?” at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Join online at Livestream.com/rrpl.
STEAM Studio for first- through third-graders will be held online at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The Writer’s Group of Rocky River will meet online at 7 p.m. Jan. 20. New writers and old hands are welcome. If you would like to join the group and have your work critiqued, contact Adult Services Librarian Shannon Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Computer Breakfast Series
The Computer Breakfast Series continues at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 20. Learn how to use your library card to access free online classes. Watch this program live at https://livestream.com/rrpl.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
‘Cup of Science’
“Cup of Science” will be presented live at 4 p.m. Friday. Join Miss Holly on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for a fun video on “Snowy Science.”
Dragon Appreciation Day
Stop by the drive-up window to pick up a craft kit to celebrate Dragon Appreciation Day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. While supplies last.
Adapted Storytime will be held live via Zoom at 11 a.m. Saturday. This storytime is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7. An email address is required to receive a Zoom invitation.
Seventh- through 12th-graders can stop by Youth Services starting at 9 a.m. Monday to pick up a craft kit. While supplies last.
‘Kids in the Kitchen’
“Kids in the Kitchen” will be presented live via Zoom at 3 p.m. Monday. Get in the kitchen with Miss Natalie and Miss Cathy.
Investors’ Interest Group
The Investors’ Interest Group will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday. The topic is “Investing in Uncertain Times” presented by George Dagnino.
Teen book club
Currently Reading, a teen book club, will meet live via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bring a book to rave about. This is an open discussion for seventh- through 12th-graders who love to read.
“Preschoolers Rock!” for children ages 3-5 will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 20. This month ideas will be shared for making shakers from everyday items. Join the group through the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
Afternoon book discussion
The afternoon book discussion group will meet live via Zoom at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. This month’s selection is “The Guest Book” by Sarah Blake.