Avon Branch Library

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

Music Makers

Music Makers for families with children of all ages will meet at 1 pm. Tuesday.

‘Foster Parent Experience’

Come for an informational session with Lorain County Children Services, which will present “Foster Parent Experience” at 1 p.m. Saturday. Also a current foster parent will attend to share their journey in fostering.


“Creating with Creativebug” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Learn the basics of this free library resource for craft and art video lessons.

Adult book discussion

The adult book discussion group will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. February’s selection is “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison. Books are available at the library.

Underground Railroad

Amanda Davidson from the Lorain County Historical Society will present “The Underground Railroad in Lorain County” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

POUND for Families

POUND for Families will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. The program is for families with children ages 4 and older. Bring a mat or towel for a full-body workout.

Avon Lake Public Library

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

Spirits with a Twist

Spirits with a Twist, a book discussion club, will meet at 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Thursday. February’s selection is “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. The group meets at John Christ Winery, 32421 Walker Road.

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater will present “Sherlock Holmes Meets the Bully of Baker Street” at 10 a.m. Saturday. This event is recommended for first- through sixth-grade students.


An OhioMeansJobs orientation will be held at 6 p.m. Monday. This will show you the path to take to improve your employability, connect with career experts and even qualify for tuition support if you need to retrain.

Organizing Your Life

The Organizing Your Life 2020 Series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday. This week’s topic is “Your Digital Life: Organizing Photos and Things.”

Cuppas and Coppers

Cuppas and Coppers, a book discussion club, will meet at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at Rio Coffee Brewery Shop, 33388 Walker Road. February’s selection is “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie.

Tree House Club

The Tree House Club for ages 8-11 will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 26. This week’s topic is “Table Tricks.”

Adult Guitar Jam

The Adult Guitar Jam will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Bring your acoustic guitar and have fun.

Bay Village Branch Library

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

Flight School

Flight School for third- and fourth-graders will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday. Learn about airplanes and then design your own.

Upcycle Buffet Challenge

Kids and their grownups will work together at the Upcycle Buffet Challenge at 10 a.m. Saturday. The program will be led by the Upcycle Parts Shop.

‘Jazz for All Ages’

“Jazz for All Ages” will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday. The Biasella Trio will take you on a live musical journey through America’s jazz history from swing to Latin to blues to ballads.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.

Domonkas Branch Library

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

Zelma Watson George

Sherrie Tollivar, a member of the Women in History group, will portray Zelma Watson George, an African-American delegate to the U.N., opera singer, speaker and educator, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Adult book discussion

The adult book discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. February’s selection is “Song of Solomon” by Toni Morrison. Books are available at the library.

‘ABCs of Art’

“ABCs of Art” will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday. School-age children should come dressed to work with paint, clay, glue and other messy mediums.

Fairview Park Branch Library

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

UH Healthy Eating Series

The University Hospitals Healthy Eating Series presentations will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and March 3 and 10 in the lower-level meeting room. Create behaviors that can lead to a lifetime of health and happiness. Learn about the fundamentals of nutrition and exercise.

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

Art Experiences

Art Experiences for children in kindergarten through eighth grade will be held at 4 p.m. Friday. Presented in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.

North Olmsted Creative Writers

The North Olmsted Creative Writers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday. Meet other writers to discuss your work and other informative topics to help with your works in progress. Writing time included.

North Ridgeville Branch Library

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

Mystery book discussion

The Butler did It, a mystery book discussion group, will meet at 7 p.m. today. February’s selection is “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty.

‘Bad Art Night’

“Bad Art Night” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. All art supplies provided. This program is intended for ages 18 and older.

Adapted Story Time

Adapted Story Time for children with varying learning styles and abilities will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. While the content is geared for ages 3-7, all ages are welcome. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend.

Jazz quartet

Join the jazz quartet Hip to That at 3 p.m. Sunday for an afternoon of lively jazz music.

Fiber Arts Group

The Fiber Arts Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Join other knitters, crocheters and other craft folks by learning a new skill or bringing in your current project. New attendees are always welcome.

Project DAWN training

Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Training and kits will be provided free at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

Rocky River Public Library

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

Travel Series

The Travel Series continues at 10 a.m. Saturday in the auditorium, featuring “River Cruises.” Local Rocky River travel agency Landfall Travel will introduce you to river cruising and tips for your next vacation.

Breaking Barriers

“Breaking Barriers: National History Day” will be presented by Lutheran West students at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Cowan Film Festival

The Cowan Film Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium, featuring “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”

Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. In honor of Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (which was Jan. 27), stop in the Teen Room for a bubble wrap craft.

Get in the Game

Get in the Game will be held at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 26 in the auditorium. Meet up after school to play Wii U, Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart and board games, munch on snacks and more.

Westlake Porter Public Library

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

Finding grants

“Candid: Introduction to Finding Grants” will be presented at 3 p.m. Friday. Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

Fun Science Friday

Fun Science Friday for children ages 4-6 will be held at 4 p.m. Friday. This week’s topic is “Science of Sledding.”

SAT practice exam

The SAT practice exam for ninth- through 12th-graders will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Registration required.

Jewelry Junction

“Jewelry Junction: Wire-Wrapped Pendant” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Self Defense 101

Self Defense 101 with Horizon ATA Martial Arts will be held Sunday. This session for fourth- through sixth-grade students will be held at 2 p.m., and the session for seventh- through 12th-graders at 3 p.m. Safety waivers are required for this event.

Starting a business

“Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Start-Up Basics” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Monday. This free series will help start-up businesses, existing small businesses and nonprofits achieve their goals.

Rainbow Coalition

Historian Karen Sotiropoulos will present “Rethinking the Rainbow Coalition: From the Black Panther Party to Barack Obama” at 7 p.m. Monday.

Crafty Adults

Crafty Adults will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. This program is specifically for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. No previous art experience necessary.

Celebrate Black History

Celebrate Black History for preschoolers will be held at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26. Siblings are welcome.

Afternoon book discussion

The afternoon book discussion group will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 26. February’s selection is “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.

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