Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Storytime in the Woods
Storytime in the Woods will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Every Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road, Avon. Music, movement activities and play will accompany nature-themed stories. Dress for the weather and bring a blanket. In case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled.
“Information Station: Scholarship Writing for College Students'' begins Monday. Stop in anytime this week to pick up resources on finding and filling out college scholarship applications. Get tips on essay questions, online databases and local scholarship opportunities.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
‘Discover Your Past’
“Discover Your Past: Brick Wall Breakthroughs” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday. Professional genealogist Thomas MacEntee will walk participants through a step-by-step research methodology process to find clues and possible solutions.
Harvest Helpers continues for families from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Pull a few weeds and take home some of the bounty from Mary’s Children’s Garden.
In-person family storytime
In-person family storytime begins this week. Check the library’s website for days and times. Masks are required for anyone age 2 and older regardless of vaccination status.
Lakeshore Writers Group
Lakeshore Writers Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the McMahan meeting room. Writer Tina Bartish welcomes aspiring writers and authors to meet and share work.
Financial Essentials Seminar
Financial Essentials Seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Waugaman Gallery. The topic is “Foundations of Investing.” Attend in person or via Zoom.
Adult book discussion
Spirits with a Twist will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 22. This month’s selection is “Confessions on the 7:45” by Lisa Unger.
‘Rightsizing Your Life’
Lee-Ann Spacek, of North Coast Residential Relocation, presents “Rightsizing Your Life” at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Waugaman Gallery. Register for the in-person session or attend by Zoom.
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org
Preschool Explorers ages 3-5 with a caregiver will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room.
‘Broken Crayon Art’
“Broken Crayon Art” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the meeting room. Create your own unique broken crayon art inspired by illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.
“Dog Man Trivia Contest” for families with children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the meeting room.
Domonkas Branch Library
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org
“Scholarship Writing for College Students” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Domonkas Friends Book Sale will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23; 2-5:30 p.m. Sept. 24; and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Admission to the book sale preview, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, is reserved for Friends of the library. New members may join or former members may renew at this time.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Returning to work
“Key Steps to Returning to Work after an Extended Break” will be presented at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Technology Learning Center.
Amateur Actors Club
The Amateur Actors Club for third- through fifth-graders will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room. Space is limited.
Art and music
“Connecting Books with Art and Music” for kindergarteners through fifth-graders (caregivers welcome) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the meeting room. Space is limited.
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org
The Homework Center for children in kindergarten through eighth grade begins today from 4-6:30 p.m. Children can do their homework with a tutor.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday at the library. Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
Role playing games
“Introduction to TableTop Role Playing Games” for fourth- through sixth-graders will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Show and Tell
Preschool Show and Tell for children ages 3-5 will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Monday.
Kids Cafe is available from 3-4 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.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Tech Club for children ages 9 and older will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Adapted Storytime for children with varying learning styles and abilities will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Geared for ages 3-7, though all ages are welcome.
Photo Studio will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Learn and practice basic photography composition techniques.
Crafternoon for adults will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
“The Family Escape Room: Pirate Adventure” will be held at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tuesday. Intended for families with children ages 7 and older.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
Intro to Computers
“Introduction to Computers II” will be presented online at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday. Attendance in Intro to Computers I or equivalent experience is expected.
“Cinderella Stories Around the World” will be presented online at 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Color through the Season” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. The master gardeners of Cuyahoga County will introduce you to combinations of perennials, shrubs, etc.
The Cowan Club Sketchbook Project for grades six through eight and nine through 12 begins supply pick up at 9 a.m. Monday. Registrants will receive a sketchbook and a set of drawing supplies.
Ten Minute Tech Tips presents “How Can I Find Instructions for My Smartphone?” at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Join online at Livestream.com/rrpl. No registration.
STEAM Studio for first- through third-graders will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday on the library front lawn. Discover, imagine, create.
“History Talks: Stitched – Regional European Dress” will be presented online at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Volunteer Youth Crew for fourth- through sixth-graders will meet online at 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Be a volunteer at the library.
Meet the author
Meet author Genevieve Gornichec online at 7 p.m. Sept. 22. She is the author of the 2021 fantasy novel “The Witch’s Heart” and lives in Cleveland.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
“Windows 10 Introduction” will be presented at 10 a.m. Thursday. Capacity is limited. Registration required.
“Introduction to Finding Grants” will be presented at 4 p.m. Thursday. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants. Please register.
‘Nonprofit Community Hours’
“Nonprofit Community Hours” will be presented from 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Schedule a one-on-one 15-minute virtual reference session with WPPL’s Candid FIN manager.
Dungeons & Dragons
“Dungeons & Dragons 101 – Creating Characters” for fourth- through sixth-graders will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the craft room. Masks and registration required.
“Going Bananas – Comics, Folklore and More with the Scholarly Banana” will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Porter Room. Registration required.
“Movies Under the Stars” will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the postage stamp/parking lot field. Please register.
American Girl Doll Club
The American Doll Cub for ages 6-10 will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Reading Garden. Solve several American Girl mysteries, play games and make a craft. Please register.
“When Librarians, Soldiers and Spies Banded Together” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Kathy Peiss will discuss her latest book, “Information Hunters.”
Adult creative writing
The Adult Creative Writing Group will meet in person at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Dover Room. This group will inspire you to start and keep writing. Please register.