Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Story Time in the Woods
Story Time in the Woods will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Every Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road. Dress for the weather and bring a blanket.
“How to Draw Cute Animals for children ages 5 and older will be presented at 2 p.m. Friday. Learn simple techniques for drawing.
Adapted Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Children with varying learning styles and abilities enjoy a program with stories, songs, games and a social time. Learn in a safe, supportive environment. While content is geared for ages 3-7, all ages are welcome. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Registration required.
Lorain County murder/mysteries
Local author and historian Don Hilton will discuss his book “Murders, Mysteries and History of Lorain County, Ohio 1824-1956” at 3 p.m. Saturday. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.
Students ages 6-12, come to the library for fun STEM experiments at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Explore all things outer space.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
Wee STEM for children ages 3-5 will be held in DiscoveryWorks at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Numbered tickets are available beginning at 9:15 a.m. Tickets are picked up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Don’t try this at home. Students ages 6-12 (caregivers welcome) are invited to create a galaxy of slime at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Thursday. Dress for a mess. Take home and enjoy.
Pop Rocks Concert Series
The Pop Rocks Concert Series continues at 10:30 a.m. Friday featuring Austin Walkin’ Cane, an Avon Lake resident and blues music award nominee.
Discoveryworks Starlab for ages 6 and older will be held at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturday. Suzie Dills, an Avon Lake resident and astronomy educator, will lead you on an out-of-this-world experience in the portable planetarium, Starlab.
Tree House Club
The Tree House Club for ages 8-11 will meet at 1 p.m. July 3 in DiscoveryWorks. The topic is “All About Money.”
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org
Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
Poolside Story Time
Splash over for stories at the Bay Village pool at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The library children’s staff will read during the rest period. All ages are welcome.
The Brick Builders for first- through eighth-graders will meet at 1 p.m. July 3. Calling all LEGO fans to work through building challenges and share your creations. Just drop in; registration not required.
STEAM Ahead for first- through eighth-graders will meet at 3 p.m. July 3. Stay on track with science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities. Just drop in; registration not required.
Unplugged Coding for first- through eighth-graders will be held at 4 p.m. July 3. Explore the building blocks of coding with hands-on, low-tech activities. Just drop in; registration not required.
Drop-in and Download
Drop-in and Download is held Wednesdays between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Learn how to borrow free ebooks, eaudioboooks, emagazines, movies and music from the library’s digital collection.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Race to the moon
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. NASA engineer Jeffrey Wotach presents “The Race to the Moon and Its Ohio Connections” at 7 p.m. July 8.
Kenneth Hammontree of Living History Productions will re-enact the life of Paul Revere at 2 p.m. July 27 in the lower-level meeting room.
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org
Family Fort Night
Family Fort Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Build an indoor reading fort with blankets and other supplies, then enjoy a book or two. Snacks will be provided.
Are you age 18 or younger? Come to the library from 11:30 a.m.-noon weekdays for lunch. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will provide brown bag lunches, while supplies last.
Ohio Means Jobs
An Ohio Means Jobs employment specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services, including resume-writing assistance Friday, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (normal hours, but hours may vary). Call the library at 440-777-6211 for this week’s schedule.
Storytime is underway through July 25. Just drop in; no registration required. The schedule is as follows: Mondays: Babies and Toddlers, 10 a.m.; Preschoolers, 1:30 p.m.; Wednesdays: Baby and Me, 10 a.m.; Family, 7 p.m.; and Thursdays: Family, 10 a.m.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
‘Moon Landing Memories’
Enjoy “Moon Landing Memories” at 1:30 p.m. Friday. There will be videos and photos commemorating the event. Call for an appointment to record your memories in an oral history interview during the program.
Tween book club
The tween book club, Snack Chat, will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday. June’s selection is “Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13” by Tod Olston. Copies are available at the children’s information desk.
Coloring for adults
“Coloring for Adults” will be held at 1 p.m. July 3. Coloring sheets, pencils and markers will be provided.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
Learn the basics of starting and using a Twitter account at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room.
In the News
In the News, a book discussion group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room. June’s selection is “Rising Out of Hatred” by Eli Saslow. The discussion will be led by Lt. George Lichman of the Rocky River Police Department.
Meet the author
Meet author Eileen Petridis at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. She will discuss her new memoir, “Forgiven Faults: Mending the Chains of Love in an Imperfect Family.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
A movie matinee will be shown at noon Friday in the auditorium, featuring “Captain Marvel.”
Genealogy help will be available at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the training lab. Drop in for some personalized assistance.
Join other adults to play tabletop games at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
The Fiber Fanatics will meet at 10 a.m. Friday. This is a time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems and show off.
“Mother Goose on the Loose” for ages birth-3 with a caregiver will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. This is an interactive storytime featuring simple books, rhymes, songs and movements.
STEAMMAker Lab for third- through fifth-graders will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Learn about the properties of flight and create flying machines to take home.
American Girl Club
The American Girl Club for ages 6-11 will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy a light picnic with your dolls before engaging in outdoor games and activities on the side lawn.
Brain Games for kindergarteners through fourth-graders will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Let’s Sing and Dance
Let’s Sing and Dance for children ages 2-6 will meet at 10 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. July 3. Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy. Pick up a ticket at the preschool desk.
Bow Wow Books
Bow Wow Books for kindergarteners through fourth-graders will be held at 4 p.m. July 3. Stop by every Wednesday and sign up for a 10-minute reading with a therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library.
‘Happy Birthday, America!’
Stop by the Youth Services area at 6 p.m. July 3 to celebrate America’s birthday with red, white and blue crafts, while supplies last.
Horror Film Club
The Horror Film Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 3. 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
Build a boat
The Build a Boat Challenge for students ages 10 and older will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday. Lunch will be provided. This program is provided by Get with the Program Inc.
‘Magic: The Gathering’
“Magic: The Gathering” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Please bring your own set of dice as well as decks of cards.
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.
Balloon Twisting 101
The Balloon Twisting 101 Series will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 and July 10. Join local owner of Exclusive Balloons, Sheila Kepci, as she teaches the art of balloon twisting. Prior knowledge of balloon knotting is highly recommended.
D.A.S.A summer reading
The Domonkas Aeronautics and Space Association Summer Reading Series for pre-K through fifth grade continues at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The themed planet this week is Mars.
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Review the cookbook and share kitchen experiences and a favorite dish from the book. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members welcome.