Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
LPLS book discussion
Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for a book discussion at 6:30 p.m. today. The month’s selection is “The Little Stranger” by Sarah Waters. An email address is required for an invitation to Zoom.
LPLS free WiFi stop
Look for the Lorain Public Library System van at Every Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road, Avon, from 2-4:30 p.m. Thursday. The van is a giant mobile hotspot so you can get free Wi-Fi within 100 feet of the vehicle. The van also has free grab-and-go activity kits for the kids. While supplies last
Pick up your grab-and-go featuring “Preschool Candy Science” Monday through Oct. 24. While supplies last. Call for availability.
Join the Lorain Public Library System for “Something Spooky in Lorain County,” a teen photography/art gallery, during October. Teens and tweens are invited to show off their photography and art skills on Instagram using the hashtag #LPLSpookyArt.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
Jr. Tree House
DiscoveryWorks take-home Jr. Tree House Club for ages 6-7 is available Thursday for curbside pickup or at the “Holds” window. The topic is “Origami Zoo.” Fold papers to create a colorful zoo.
Tree House Club
DiscoveryWorks take-home Tree House Club for ages 8-11 is available Thursday for curbside pickup or at the “Holds” window. The topic is “Whole New Ball Game.” Make your own super ball as you experiment with potential and kinetic energy.
Wee Science Starters
DiscoveryWorks take-home Wee Science Starters for ages 3-5 is available Thursday for curbside pickup or at the “Holds” window. The topic is “No, I Don’t Like Candy Corn.” See how quickly you can make candy corn disappear.
“Discover Your Past: How to Think Like a Genealogist” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday. Professional genealogist Mary Milne discusses skills and techniques devised to better understand the family history research process, including finding, analyzing and interpreting information.
Morning Mingle will be held via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. This networking group is designed to help you meet others, share information and learn from experts. The topic is “The Psychology of Color Influences Everything: Buying, Deciding, Branding, Decorating and Dressing.”
Adult book club
The Tea Time Book Club will meet via Zoom at 2 p.m. Tuesday. This month’s selection is “The Stars are Fire” by Anita Shreve. Books are available at the Information Desk, but quantities are limited.
The Anime Club meets via Discord at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Cosplay is welcome.
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 authors event at noon Friday, featuring “A Conversation with Lisa Jewell.” This event will be broadcast live on CCPL Facebook Live. RSVP to receive a Facebook event reminder. Order your signed copy of “Invisible Girl” at macsbacks.com/lisa-jewell-signed-books.
Domonkas Branch Library
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Zoom cookbook discussion
Join the Lorain Public Library System via Zoom for a cookbook discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The featured selection is “Defined Dish: Whole 30 Endorsed, Healthy and Wholesome Weeknight Recipes” by Alex Snodgrass. Preregistration required.
Pick up the grab-and-go activity titled “Owl Craft” Monday through Oct. 24. While supplies last. Please call for availability.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Join “Read Aloud with CCPL” daily at 10 a.m. Every weekday morning Cuyahoga County Public Library children’s librarians will read their favorite children’s books on Facebook. Visit facebook.com/cuyahogalib.
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 starts Monday at 9 a.m. Registration is open. Join this virtual club designed specifically to meet the needs of caregivers and children. Over the course of five weeks, you’ll view a series of videos intended to help you learn how to boost your baby’s brain through play.
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.
Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
“Surprise Craft for Kids” is the grab-and-go activity Monday through Oct. 24. While supplies last. Please call for availability.
Pick up your grab-and-go activity “Kumihimo Braided Bracelet” Monday through Oct. 24. Make the braided bracelet using a Kumihimo square braided loop. A loop template is included in each activity kit. While supplies last. Please call for availability.
‘Meet Your Neighbor’
Join the Lorain Public Library System via Facebook Live for “Meet Your Neighbor” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Jerry Gift and Katherine Jensen from Don Mould’s Plantation in Amherst will share their backyard birding expertise. Facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
“Tune in River’
“Tune in River: Harvest Home with Sunday in the Park” will be livestreamed on the library’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. Thursday. Celebrate the fall harvest season with dance tunes and folk songs passed down through the years. For all ages.
“Tech Tales @ Home, an online program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, begins at 10 a.m. Friday. Receive a monthly newsletter with a themed app and e-book recommendations, plus tips for getting the most out of screen time.
The Travel Series features “Stepping Back in Time at the Grand Hotel” online at 10 a.m. Saturday.
“Menopause and How to Manage the Symptoms will be presented online at 11 a.m. Saturday. Join Dr. Zehra Tekin, Cleveland Clinic endocrinologist, as she discusses the symptoms and stages.
Celebrate Multicultural Diversity Day online at 4 p.m. Monday. This program is for all ages.
‘Beyond the Basics’
“Beyond the Basics – Personalization” will be presented online. Part 1 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Part 2 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Discover how to personalize Microsoft Windows to your needs and likes.
“We Read Together: We Stand Together” discussion group for parents and teens will meet online at 7 p.m. Monday. This meeting will introduce participants to Beanstack, suggested readings and lay out the format and ground rules for future discussions.
Ten Minute Tech Tips will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. This week’s topic is “What are the Best Apps for Organizing?” Join at livestream.com/rrpl. No registration required.
The Virtual Computer Breakfast Series will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21. Watch live at livestream.com/rrpl. No registration required.
The Writers Group of Rocky River will meet online at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. New writers and old hands are welcome. Have your work critiqued and give constructive feedback to others.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
Nonprofit Happy Hour
“Nonprofit Happy Hour: Anti-Racism Strategies and Allyship” will be presented via Zoom at 4 p.m. Thursday. The discussion will focus on how allies and advocates can do the work at home and bring it to the workplace to ignite change.
Westlake Art Reflections
For kindergarteners through 12th-graders beginning Friday. If you are eligible to enter the Westlake Art Reflections competition, you can stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up an art kit to work on your themed piece. While supplies last. The competition deadline is Nov. 6.
LGBTQ Film History
LGBTQ Film History Part 2 will be presented at 11 a.m. Friday. Join on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
Got Science? for first- and second-graders will be held via Zoom at 4 p.m. Friday. Learn how to build a geodesic dome. Pick up supplies in the Youth Services Department.
Pokemon Fun! with Miss Rachel will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Saturday. Feel free to bring a favorite Pokemon card or toy for show and tell. Please register.
Art Reflection workshop
Westlake Art Reflection Creation Session will be held via Zoom at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 and 29. Work on your Reflections Arts competition piece together.
American Girl Doll Club
Pick up your American Girl Doll Club fall fun supply kit in the Youth Services Department beginning Sunday. Registering for the kit also registers you for the Zoom program on Oct. 25.
The Fall Sensory Bag pickup will be held all day Monday. While supplies last; for ages 3-7.
Seventh- through 12th-graders, pick up your teen craft Halloween edition all day Monday and Oct. 26. Stop by the Youth Services Desk while supplies last. Or call to pick up at the drive-up window.
“Protecting Your Assets Against Identity Theft” will be presented by Robert Pennington with Western and Southern Life Insurance Co. at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Please register. You will be emailed your login information the day before the presentation.
Teen book discussion
“Currently Reading” for seventh- through 12th-graders will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bring a book to rave about.
Moonlight Lantern Festival
Drive by Westlake Porter Public Library from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday to experience the Moonlight Lantern Festival.
The Spooky Sounds Contest for fourth- through 12th-graders will be held all day Oct. 21. Submit your spooky sound creation by Oct. 26 for a chance at a Halloween grand prize. Visit westlakelibrary.org/events for rules, the submission form and resources.
“Vampires: A Bloody History” will be presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Local author, actor and scholar Mark Dawidziak will present a spine-chilling talk on vampires.
“Academic Search Premiere/CRAAP Resource Share” will be presented at 11 a.m. Oct. 21. Join this program on the library’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. No registration required.