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

Read to a therapy dog

Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to read to a therapy dog in the library. Dates are Saturdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Jan. 15 and Feb. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Please register your child, and the library will contact you with a specific 15-minute reading time. Bring your own book or come early to select one to read.

Avon Lake Public Library

32649 Electric Blvd. Avon Lake

440-933-8128, alpl.org

Lakeshore Writers Group

Writer Tina Bartish welcomes aspiring writers and authors to meet and share work on a monthly basis. The next session is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Virtual option available.

Adult beginner guitar lessons

Learn basic steps with Brad Gendics from Ron Zehel Guitar Center, 10-11 a.m. Saturday and on Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. Lessons are also available on the library’s YouTube Channel every second Monday.

Winter tunes

With music therapist Hannah Gonzalez. At 11 a.m. Dec. 4, fight the winter blues with an active music-making class for families! Registration begins Nov. 20.

Christmas carolers

Join us from 2-3 p.m. Sundays in December as local choral groups fill the library with sounds and songs of the Christmas season. Dec, 5, Christ Church West Shore, 32607 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake; Dec. 12, St. Joseph Parish, 32946 Electric Blvd.; and Dec. 19, Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd.

Winter drop-in crafts

Drop in Dec. 6-22 and help decorate the children’s department by crafting a paper ornament or a card. One per person, while supplies last.

Family gingerbread house fun

Sugar abounds at this Dec. 11 holiday event for the whole family! Choose a 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. time slot and join your child as they create a gingerbread masterpiece. Sign up beginning Nov. 27.

Stitch Niche

At 7 p.m. Mondays, bring out your knitting or crocheting project and enjoy the company of fellow needlework enthusiasts.

Beach glass jewelry classes

Teens and adults, create a unique pair of beach glass earrings at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 or 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Class fee: $35. Tools and materials provided.

Energy Bike

Ages 6 and 7. Hop on the Energy Bike 1-3 p.m. Nov. 27 to see how mechanical energy is transformed into electrical energy.

Harry Potter science

For ages 6 and 7. Brew up some bubbling potions and discover the secret of disappearing ghost eggs. Join us from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 9 for an evening of spellbinding fun as we explore the science of Harry Potter. Registration required beginning Dec. 2.

Bay Village Branch Library

502 Cahoon Road

440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org

Library for All: adapted adult program

Adults 18 and older with a caregiver, 6-7 p.m. Nov. 2, Bay Meeting Room. Registration required.

American Girl party

For children in grades 2-4 and 4-5 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Bay Meeting Room.

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5, 10-10:30 a.m. (but not yet in kindergarten) with a caregiver, Nov. 4, Bay Meeting Room.

Domonkas Branch Library

4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake

Family haunted house

An indoor, interactive, walk-through experience for the whole family, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Timed entry will ensure social distancing and family groups moving through together. Please advise the library staff if you are sensitive to flashing lights or sudden noises. Pre-registration required. Please call the branch to sign up for a specific time.

Grossology lab

Enjoy fun STEM experiments that explore the grossness of the human body from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Pre-registration required.

Fairview Park Branch Library

21255 Lorain Road

440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org

Public Employee Retirees (PERI) meeting

Chapter 91 of PERI will meet at 11 a.m. Monday on the lower ;evel of the library. Guest speaker will be Rick Lawrence, District 10 representative on the PERI Board of Trustees. He will report on the statewide annual meeting followed by questions and answers.Face masks are required.

Baby Club

Ages birth-35 months with parent/caregiver, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Meeting Room (A & B). Registration required.

Connecting books with art & music

For children in kindergarten through grade 5. Caregivers welcome, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Meeting Room (A & B). Registration required.

Toddler storytime

Ages 19-35 months with caregiver, 11:15-11:40 a.m. Nov. 1. Registration required.

Preschool storytime

Ages 3-5 (but not yet in kindergarten) with caregiver, 10:30-11 a.m. Nov. 3, Meeting Room (A & B). Registration required.

North Olmsted Branch Library

27403 Lorain Road

440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org


In-person programs and storytimes will return this fall. We will also continue to offer virtual programs into the foreseeable future.Visit our events calendar at cuyahogalibrary.org/Events for the most up-to-date event listings.

Kids Cafe’

Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? Come to the library, where we will be serving “Grab and Go” style meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 3-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

Cuyahoga Works: employment counseling

1-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Schedule an individual counseling session at the North Olmsted Branch with a career services counselor or coach. Sessions are available by appointment to discover your occupational interests, create an effective job search strategy and prepare for job interviews. To schedule a free appointment, please call Cuyahoga Works Job & Career Services at 216-475-2225.

Book sale

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 3. There’s something for everyone at The Friends of the North Olmsted Library’s $5 bag sale. Bags provided.

North Ridgeville Branch Library

37500 Bainbridge Rd.

Book sale

Preview is 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m, Friday and Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the preview is reserved for members of The Friends of North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. New members may join and former members may renew their annual memberships that evening. Sponsored by The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc.

Tech club

From 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Explore programming, robots and electronics in a fun, collaborative environment. Designed for children ages 9 and up. Pre-registration required.

Rocky River Public Library

1600 Hampton Rd

440-333-2600, rrpl.org

It's Almost Halloween: A Costume Storytime
Registration is open for this event from 1:30-2 p.m. today in the library auditorium. For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. Wear your favorite costume and join us for a fun, non-spooky storytime with songs and stories

Civics Academy: Ohio's Changing Climate
Bryan Mark, state climatologist and professor in the Department of Geology at The Ohio State University, 7-8 p.m. today, will expand our understanding of climate change, its impact on Ohio and the urgency of our response.

Book a chat with the chief

“Tangled Up in Blue: policing the American city” by Rosa Brooks, 7-8 p.m. Thursday. Tenured law professor at Georgetown, wife, and mother of two, Rosa Brooks took the training and was sworn in as an armed reserve police officer with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department. She shares “a revelatory account of what it’s like inside the blue wall of silence.” Pick up this thought-provoking look at police work in America today and join a discussion led by Police Chief George Lichman.

Teen volunteer opportunity

Registration is open, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Assist the library staff in setting up, running and cleaning up after the fall festival event. If this is your first volunteer shift, please complete and return the volunteer paperwork found at https://rrpl.org/teen/.

After-school program
From 3-4:30 p.m. Monday in the Purple Story Hour Room. Join us after school for some fun activities in the Children's Department.

Frankenstein! Myth, Monster, and Popular Culture

From 7-8 p.m. Monday: Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, “Frankenstein,” towers over Western literature as one of the most influential novels ever written. Explore the Frankenstein tradition in film and literature, gendered implications of the motherless monster, and social and psychological meanings of the monster who will not die. Presented by Linda Mizejewski, distinguished professor in The Ohio State University's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Department. Registration required. Registration ends two hours before the event. You will receive your Zoom link the day of the program.

​​Novel scares

Discussion from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Registration is open. “Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado.” In this engrossing collection, Machado explores women and their bodies, and the violence done to them, both by themselves and others. Her eight inventive, eerie, and sensual stories make strikingly feminist moves by combining elements of horror and speculative fiction with women’s everyday crises. In-person space is limited and masks are required.                              

Westlake Porter Public Library

27333 Center Ridge Rd

440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org

Library sleepover party

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Drop off your favorite stuffed toy or doll for a library sleepover. We will show your friend what a sleepover is all about. Stuffed friends can be dropped off at the Youth Services desk during library hours on Thursday. Pick up your friends during library hours on Sunday. Ages 3-7. Registration required.

Adult craft pickup

Adults craft supply pickup will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. This is for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. No previous craft experience. Glue, scissors and markers will not be supplied. All other materials are supplied. Please register and pick up in the youth services area. This was rescheduled.

Excel 1: Introduction

From 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, practice entering and formatting text and numbers within cells. Insert, delete and modify columns and rows. Begin working with basic formulas. Software version is Excel 2019. Class is in person; capacity is limited.

Adapted storytime

Join us 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday, for this storytime designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime. Content is geared toward ages 3-7 years. Registration required.

Indoor movie night

Join us from 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 27 for “Akeelah and the Bee,” rated PG. Registration required.

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