Avon Branch Library

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

Essential oils

“Essential Oils for Moms” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Moms and caretakers learn how to safely use essential oils to help support a healthy lifestyle.

Book folding craft

Learn how to turn the pages of a book into a work of art at 5:30 p.m. Monday. All materials provided.

‘Moon Landing Memories’

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at 6:30 p.m. June 5, with the presentation of “Moon Landing Memories.”

Avon Lake Public Library

32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org

Apollo 50

“Apollo 50: Next Giant Leap NASA” exhibit will be on display today through June 10. The exhibit celebrates 50 years since Apollo 9 lifted off from Launch complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This is a passive display for all ages.


Wee STEM for children ages 3-5 will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in DiscoveryWorks. Numbered tickets are available beginning at 9:15 a.m. Tickets are picked up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Summer Reading Clubs

The Summer Reading Clubs begin Saturday and run through Aug. 3. The three reading clubs are “3-2-1 Blast Off” for children ages birth-11; “A Universe of Stories for students ages 12-17; and “Take Me To Your Reader!” for adults. Sign up at the library.

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

A presentation commemorating the first manned lunar landing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Craig H. Williams, a senior aerospace engineer in the NASA Glenn Research Center Propulsion Division will present “The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and Critical Contributions by the NASA Glenn Research Center.”

Code Club

Code Club Avon Lake for students ages 10 and older will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Learn how to make animation, video games, apps and websites.

Adult computer class

An adult computer class will be offered at 3 p.m. Saturday. The topic of this class is “Fixing Online Problems.

Stellar paper art

Create Stellar paper-crafted designs at 7 p.m. Monday. Embrace the artist in you to enliven your Fourth of July Festivities.

Bay Village Branch Library

502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org

Drop-In and Download

Drop-In and Download will be held Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to borrow the library’s free e-content, including books, audio, magazines and music. Bring your device and passwords to the library and the staff will get you started.

Non-fiction book discussion

A Real Read, the non-fiction book discussion group, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. June’s selection is “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean.

Japanese garden principles

David Slawson will present “Evoking Native Landscapes” at 7 p.m. June 5. Slawson will discuss the process of evoking native landscapes using Japanese garden principles. His design process is applicable to any garden site, and locally available rocks and plants.

Fairview Park Branch Library

21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org

League Park stories

The Baseball Heritage Museum will share historic moments and offbeat stories that make up the history of League Park, the original home of Cleveland baseball, at 7 p.m. June 5.

Women in History

Ellen Rooney of Women in History will re-enact the life of Viola Liuzzo at 7 p.m. June 10 in the lower-level meeting room. Liuzzo, a Michigan mother of five and a Civil Rights activist, was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965.

North Olmsted Branch Library

27403 Lorain Road 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org

Summer lunch

Are you age 18 or younger? Come to the library from 11:30 a.m.-noon weekdays for lunch, beginning Monday. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will provide brown bag lunches, while supplies last.

Teen Minecraft Meetup

The Teen Minecraft Meetup for sixth- through 12th-graders will be held at 4 p.m. Monday. Explore, build, battle and survive in exciting virtual worlds. Free refreshments provided.

‘Always Cedar Point’

Author H. John Hildebrandt will discuss his book “Always Cedar Point: A Memoir of the Midway” at 7 p.m. June 5. Hildebrandt brings the reader inside the fascinating world of what it takes to market and operate a destination built for fun.

North Ridgeville Branch Library

35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org

Browser’s Reading Buddies

A relaxed, dog-friendly program for first- through fifth-graders will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Sit and read with a certified therapy dog volunteer. Each child may sign up for a 15-minute session. Registration required.

Coloring for adults

Coloring for adults will be held at 1 p.m. June 5. Coloring sheets, pencils and markers will be provided.

Bottle rockets

Teens and Tweens are invited to design, build and launch a bottle rocket on the library lawn at 6:45 p.m. June 5. Bring a 2-liter plastic bottle and your creativity.

Rocky River Public Library

1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.

Resume help sessions

Rocky River Public Library was one of 10 Ohio libraries to be awarded a microgrant through Grow with Google’s “Libraries Lead with Digital Skills” and American Library Association initiative. The library has found patrons of all ages, educational backgrounds and economic levels often have a low comfort level with the tools needed for seeking employment. The library staff is available to write and provide feedback on patron resumes and cover letters in one-on-one sessions, as well as offering guidance in job searching as requested. Call 440-333-7610, ext. 5501 to schedule your own resume help session.

Travel Series

The Travel Series presents “Route 66” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. Angela Paterek, a Route 66 aficionado, will guide you through this experience of today and yesterday.

Movie matinee

The movie matinee will be shown at noon Friday in the Community Room, featuring “The Upside.”

Cowan Saturday

Join curator Gregory Hatch at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grand Reading Room for a 20-minute “mini tour” of the Cowan Pottery Museum. No reservations required.

Meet the author

Meet local author Dan Largent at 7 p.m. Monday in the auditorium. Learn about his debut novel “Before We Ever Spoke.”

New tech

“Hands-On with New Tech” will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room. Explore e-health devices, play with makerspace toys, drive and code robots, draw in 3D, experience virtual reality and much more

Game Night

Join other adults for Game Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.

Westlake Porter Public Library

27333 Center Ridge Road 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org

First Aid

The Heartsaver First Aid course will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday. The course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid in a variety of situations in a safe, timely and effective manner.

‘Big Wheels’

“Big Wheels” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Get up close and personal with all kinds of cool vehicles and meet the men and women who drive them. This all-ages program will take place rain or shine in the library’s back parking lot.

STEAMMaker Lab

STEAMMAker Lab will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring the “Lego Build Challenge.” Complete as many challenges as time allows.

American Girl Club

The American Girl Club for kindergarteners through fourth-graders will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday. The featured doll is McKenna Brooks.

Jewelry Junction

Come to Jewelry Junction at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adults will make two different styles of earrings using gold- or silver-plated earring wire and glass beads or pearls.

Bow Wow Books

Bow Wow Books will be held at 4 p.m. June 5 in the Youth Services Study Room. Sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Bring your own book to share or choose one of the library’s. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.


CPR and AED certification for adult, child and infant will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Instruction will be given by certified instructor/paramedic Ken Hehnen. You must be age 13 or older to attend.

Horror Film Club

The Horror Film Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 5. Come for another creepy classic from the vault, if you dare. New members are always welcome, but children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Domonkas Branch Library

4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org

Free lunch for kids

The Lorain Public Library System is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Free lunch will be provided Monday through Friday to children ages 18 and younger all summer at the Main, South and Domonkas branches. The Domonkas Branch Library will serve lunch 1-2 p.m. beginning Friday through Aug. 21.

Crochet and Knit

Adults bring your own project or help with a community endeavor at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Some materials will be available, but bring your own crochet hook or knitting needles. Registration required.

‘Sweet Tooths Unite’

Sweet Tooths Unite” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Learn about the history of candy, from its humble beginnings to the ever-growing variety of sugary concoctions we have today.

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