Avon Branch Library

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

Tech Club

The Tech Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Explore programming, robots and electronics in a fun, collaborative environment. Designed for children ages 9 and older.

Music Makers

Music Makers will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday and at 1 p.m. Tuesday. This program is a musical story time for families with children of all ages.

Browser’s Reading Buddies

Browser’s Reading Buddies will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Children ages 5-10 are invited to read to a therapy dog in the library.

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Wear your fanciest attire and come to the Fancy Nancy Tea Party at 2 p.m. Saturday. For families with children of all ages.

Black History Month

The celebration of Black History Month continues with an interactive display throughout February.

Avon Lake Public Library

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

Family Fort Night

Family Fort Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Each family will put up a fort somewhere in the library and name it. One fort-naming winner will be drawn. Wear your jammies, bring your pillow and stuffed animal.

Chocolate Olympics

The Chocolate Olympics for ages 10-12 will be held at 3 p.m. Friday. Enjoy chocolate-themed games and eat delicious treats.

PC Seminar

The PC Seminar continues at 3 p.m. Saturday. This hands-on workshop is suitable for anyone browsing the web for the first time.

Lakeshore Writers Group

The Lakeshore Writers Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Published Avon Lake author Kathryn Eyring hosts this monthly group where participants share their writing and get feedback on the process.

Beach glass class

Make a pair of sterling dangle earrings at 10 a.m. Tuesday. All supplies provided. The fee is $38.

Tea Time Book Club

The Tea Time Book Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tuesday. February’s selection is “Widows of Malabar Hill” by Sujata Massey.

Anime Club

The Anime Club for ages 12-17 will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cosplay is welcome.

Jr. Tree House Club

The Jr. Tree House Club for ages 6-7 will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The topic is “Scientific Presidents.”

Organizing Your Life

The Organizing Your Life 2020 Series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday. This week’s topic is “Take Control of Your Stuff.”

Bookin’ and Cookin’

The Bookin’ and Cookin’ Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 19. February’s selection is “Cook Up Your Nationality.”

Bay Village Branch Library

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

Maker Night

Adults are invited to ’90s Maker Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Decorate a glass terrarium with colored sand art, pebble and faux succulents.

Maker Space

Maker Space for adults will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 19. Create your own wind chime using recycled materials.

Domonkas Branch Library

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

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Have some snarky snacks, gloomy games and all things anti-valentine. Dark clothing preferred.

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater presents “Sherlock Holmes Meets the Bully of Baker Street” at 2 p.m. Saturday. Full of action, music and fun, it’s a play for the whole family.

Lorain County Memory

Discover Lorain County Memory, a searchable online collection of digital photos, texts, oral histories, videos and other local history resources, at 6 p.m. Monday.

Lakeview Pen

Lakeview Pen, Domonkas writing group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Engage in writing exercises and peer critiques and receive support for whatever project you are working on.

Fairview Park Branch Library

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

Irish lyrical songs

Elise Panehal shares Celtic culture, accompanying her songs with piano and folk harp, presenting “Lyrical Songs of the Irish” at 7 p.m. March 4.

Discussion of Lee Harvey Oswald

Joseph Reardon, a Fairview Park resident and retired materials scientist, presents “From Lee Harvey Oswald to the Kennedys in Two Short Years” at 7 p.m. March 23 in the lower-level meeting room. Registration is now open.

‘Women for the Vote’

“Women for the Vote” will be presented at 7 p.m. March 31 in the lower-level meeting room. Join Women in History actresses as they portray suffragists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Sponsored by The Friends of Fairview Park Branch Library.

North Olmsted Branch Library

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

Women in History

An actress from Women in History will portray Sally Hemmings, an enslaved African American, at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Afternoon book discussion

The afternoon book discussion group will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 19. February’s selection is “The Only Woman in the Room” by Marie Benedict.

GED/HSE classes

The Polaris Career Center Aspire Program provides free GED/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches. The North Olmsted Branch classes are at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Students must attend an orientation session before beginning classes. For orientation and class information, call Polaris Career Center at 440-891-7647.

North Ridgeville Branch Library

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

‘Baby and Me’

“Baby and Me Valentine’s Day Art” will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Make Valentine art-themed crafts for babies up to 23 months old and their caregivers.

Underground Railroad

Amanda Davidson from the Lorain County Historical Society will present “The Underground Railroad in Lorain County” at 3 p.m. Sunday. She will discuss the Underground Railroad and the anti-slavery contributions made by Ohioans.

‘Winter Bird Care’

“Winter Bird Care” will be presented at 11 a.m. Monday. Make a bird feeder that supports winter birds.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to a library sleepover at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and pick them up the following day. Perfect for families with children ages 2 and older.

Rocky River Public Library

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

Career-Minded Series

Andrew Field, a RRPL librarian, will present the Career-Minded Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. The topic is “Ready, Set, Go: Job Searching 102.”

Adult Rocky River Readers

The Adult Rocky River Readers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Green Room. February’s selection is “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead.

Guild of the Bricks

Guild of the Bricks will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Purple Room. The library provides the LEGOS and you bring your imagination.

New W-4 form

H&R Block will answer questions about the new W-4 Employees’ Withholding form at 7 p.m. Monday in the auditorium.

Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday will hold “Retro Movie Day” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.

Computer Breakfast Series

The Computer Breakfast Series continues at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19 in the auditorium. Hamid Abdollahian, Cisco Technical Training Institute executive director at Cuyahoga Community College, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages for using VOiP instead of regular telephone service.

‘Philosophy of The Good Place’

Matthew Dargaj, adjunct professor of philosophy at Lorain County Community College, will present “The Philosophy of The Good Place” at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the auditorium.

Westlake Porter Public Library

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

Valentine’s Day collage

Learn to make a Valentine’s Day collage at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. All materials included.

Teen Writers Group

The Teen Writers Group for seventh- through 12th-graders will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

Valentine Party

A Valentine Party specifically for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Drop in, make a craft, play a party game, listen to music and enjoy a snack.

‘Little Hands Art’

“Little Hands Art” for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.

Ukulele Workshop

The Uke Can Do It!: Ukulele Workshops will be held Saturday. Learn the basics with this hands-on program. Instruments will be provided. The session for students ages 8-12 only will be held at 9:30 a.m.; the session for students ages 13-18 only at 11 a.m.; and the session for those 18 and older only at 2 p.m.


Learn to create this unique Zentangle technique of Found Poetry at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Paint your own masterpiece

“Sundays a la Friends: Porter’s Palettes” will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Everything you need will be provided for a great afternoon as a local artist guides you through painting your own masterpiece.

‘Write to a Friend’

“Write to a Friend” for adults with special needs and their caregivers will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Several options for all abilities will be provided.

‘Stories and Signs’

“Stories and Signs” for ages 0-3 will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. This is an interactive storytime that includes learning a few words in sign language. Siblings welcome.


Get certified for adult, child and infant CPR and AED from noon-3 p.m. Tuesday. Participants ages 13 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian with them. Instruction provided by instructors/paramedics from UH St. John Medical Center in Westlake.

Investors’ Interest Group

The Investors’ Interest Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. The topic is “Long Term Care Planning.”

Maker Monday

“Maker Monday: Transform Your Memories into Digital” will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday. Learn how here!

Teen Trivia Night

Teen Trivia Night for seventh- through 12th-graders will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Get your team assembled. There will be popcorn and prizes.

Author talk

Astrologer and writer Catherine Urban will discuss her book, “Your Astrological Cookbook: The Perfect Recipe for Every Sign,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 19.

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