Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
The Avon Branch library opened the doors of its Harvest Avenue location 25 years ago. Celebrate from 6-8 p.m. Thursday with classical music selections by the Cleveland Winds Trio, local history displays, family activities and cake.
Fiber Art Group
The Fiber Art Group will meet at 11 a.m. Friday. Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, rugger or other type of fiber artist? Bring your ideas, tools and materials. All skill levels welcome.
Puppy Pals for children ages 5-10 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Sit and read to a therapy dog for a 15-minute session.
Drop-In DIY will be held through Saturday, during regular library hours. Swing by the library anytime this week to explore all things duct tape.
American Sign Language
An Introduction to American Sign Language will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Learn the basics.
Space Camp for families with children ages 2 and older will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The Tech Club for children ages 9 and older will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Explore programming robots and electronics in a fun, collaborative environment.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
Astronaut Training Academy
The Astronaut Training Academy for ages 5-7 will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Waugaman Gallery. Complete all the tasks on the training checklist and receive your junior astronaut certificate.
Lakeshore Writers Group
The Lakeshore Writers Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Published Avon lake author Jack Beltane hosts this monthly group where participants get to share their writing and receive feedback on the process.
A beach glass jewelry class will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Students will use a sterling silver bracelet to create their own bracelet with beach glass, pearls, crystals and a beach charm, all included in the $35 class fee.
Beach Blanket Book Club
The Beach Blanket Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Folger Home, 32770 Lake Road. June’s selection is “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.
The Playing in the Dirt Garden Club for ages 5-12 will meet at 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tuesday. Help plant, weed and harvest with local garden gurus from the Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club.
Tree House Club
The Tree House Club for ages 8-11 will meet at 1 p.m. June 19 in DiscoveryWorks. Build and launch a rocket-powered LEGO car.
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org
Unplugged Coding for first- through eighth-graders will be held at 4 p.m. today, and June 19 and 26. Just drop in; registration not required.
Middle Eastern cooking
The Western Reserve School of Cooking will demonstrate traditional Middle Eastern food recipes at 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy the many samples.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
Storytimes are now being held at the library: Baby and Me Storytime birth-18 months 10 a.m. Thursdays and 6:45 p.m. Mondays; Toddler Storytime 19-35 months 10 a.m. Mondays; Toddler and Preschool Storytime 19 months to age 5 (not yet in kindergarten) 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays; Music and Movement Storytime birth to age 5 10 a.m. Wednesdays.
North Olmsted Branch Library
27403 Lorain Road 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org
Drop in and Download
Drop in and Download will be held between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday. Learn how to borrow free e-books e-audiobooks e-magazines, movies and music from the library’s digital collection anytime, anywhere.
The Kindergarten Club, for children entering kindergarten this fall, will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. This is for children not in a preschool or child care center.
Teen STEAM for sixth- through 12th-graders will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Sculpt your own storying using Stop Motion for iPad.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Lego Space Scape
Lego Space Scape will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Create an outer space landscape using the library’s supplies and Legos.
Dads and kids
“Build It, Break It, Blast It,” for all dads and kids will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Celebrate Father’s Day with some construction projects.
‘Do It Yourself’
“Do It Yourself” for third-graders and older will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Build your own model of the solar system.
The Coding Club for third- through sixth-graders will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 19. Explore computer programming.
Mystery book discussion
The Butler Did It, a mystery book discussion, will meet at 7 p.m. June 19. June’s selection is “Summer of the Dead” by Julia Keller.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
Rocky River Readers
The Rocky River Readers Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room. June’s selection is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.
Queer Comix History
Valentino Zullo, a Ph.D candidate in the Department of English at Kent State University, will present “Queer Comix History at 6 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. Learn the history of queer comix and characters.
‘Gaming with Dad!’
“Gaming with Dad!” for first- through fifth-graders and their dads/adult caregiver will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lemonade and doughnuts provided.
‘Italians in Cleveland’
Pamela Dorazio-Dean, associate curator of Italian American history, presents “Italians in Cleveland” at 7 p.m. Monday in the auditorium.
Summer lawn concert
A summer lawn concert will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 19 on the front lawn. Grab your lawn chairs or blanket, order dinner from Manna Food Truck and enjoy the music of Rachel Brown.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
Lifebanc presents “Continuing the Legacy” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Come learn what it really means to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. A donor family and a transplant recipient will share their stories.
Adaptive Dance with Inspirations Dance Academy for children ages 3-8 with special needs will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Siblings and typical peers are welcome.
A Unicorn Party for children ages 3-6 with a caregiver will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Celebrate the wonder of unicorns with stories, games and crafts.
The Escape Artist Writers Group will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday. The group meets monthly to provide guidance, encouragement, inspiration and feedback to those looking to improve their writing skills.
The Biasella Trio will present an afternoon of jazz at 2 p.m. Saturday. Please register.
Fancy Nancy Storytime
Fancy Nancy Ballet Storytime for children ages 3-5 will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. This program is presented by the Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School.
Investors’ Interest Group
The Investors’ Interest Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Baldwin Wallace investments professor Dr. Kevin Jacques presents “How to Select Dividend-Paying Stocks.”
History of LGBTQ
Dr. Ken Schneck will present “Cleveland is SO Gay: An Image of LGBTQ Activism” at 7 p.m. Monday.
Maker Monday will be held at 7 p.m. The topic is “All About Drones.”
“Pottery Play with Quill Studio” will be held on Tuesday. First- through third-graders will meet at 10 a.m.; fourth- through sixth-graders will meet at 1 p.m.; and seventh- through 12th-graders will meet at 3 p.m. to work with clay at this hands-on workshop.
‘Wonders of Weather’
Meteorologist Jon Loufman presents “Wonders of Weather” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All ages are welcome.
Domonkas Branch Library
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Independence Day craft
“America the Craftiful,” an adult Independence Day craft, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bring your creativity and the library will provide the supplies.
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 “Mercury.”
Senior Sizzle will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 19. The round robin of friendly discussion will be about your favorite hobby. Light refreshments provided.