All libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
AVON BRANCH LIBRARY
37485 Harvest Ave., Avon, 440-934-4743, lorainpubliclibrary.org
“Civics Essential Game Night” will be held at 6:30 p.m. today. This program for adults is produced in partnership with FreshWater Cleveland, Issue Media Group and the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
Adult book club
Books and Brews, an adult book club, will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at Avon Brewing Co., 37040 Detroit Road. May’s selection is “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Participants are responsible for their own drinks.
Michael Yarosh, PA-C from Cleveland Clinic Avon, will present “Stroke 101” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Builders Club for children ages 5 and older will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. Use your imagination and Lego blocks to build a creation to be displayed in the library.
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.
Family Engineering Night
Family Engineering Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Enjoy a fun, family-friendly engineering competition that challenges your STEM skills.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, 440-933-8128, alpl.org
The Avon Lake Public Library summer schedule begins Sunday, which means the library will be closed on Sundays through Sept. 1.
“Apollo 50: Next Giant Leap NASA” exhibit will be on display May 29 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. May 30 in DiscoveryWorks. Numbered tickets are available beginning at 9:15 a.m. Tickets are picked up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bay Village Branch Library
502 Cahoon Road, 440-871-6392, cuyahogalibrary.org
Create a mug
Create your own mug at 7 p.m. today with a pre-cut vinyl decal design. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org
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
The Society of Financial Awareness will present “Social Security Explained” at 7 p.m. today. Learn what types of benefits are available.
Arts for Wellness
The Arts for Wellness workshop will be held from 5:15-8:25 p.m. Thursday. Create handmade recycle paper and then pen a letter. Feel free to bring small snippets of fabric or dried flowers. Advanced registration is required for all workshops. To register, call Barbara DiScenna at University Hospitals at 216-844-1211. This workshop provides people affected by cancer the opportunity to connect with others through the arts.
Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the library from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road, 440-327-8326, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Gardening 101 for children ages 5 and older will be held at 6:30 p.m. today. Learn about gardening basics.
The library now has Creativebug in its e-library. Your library card gives you access to this amazing, No. 1 inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. To access Creativebug, visit lorainpubliclibrary.org/eLibrary.
North Ridgeville Writers
Meet other writers to hone your writing skills and get motivation by joining the North Ridgeville Writers at 1 p.m. Saturday. Read, critique and learn the craft of writing in general.
Afternoon book discussion
The adult afternoon book discussion group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Copies of the book are available at the adult information desk.
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org.
Benefits of Art Therapy
The Far West Center presents “Creativity and Mental Health: The Benefits of Art Therapy” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. Learn the artists’ personal connection to mental illness and mental health recovery. Afterward, create your own picture.
Tablet Tuesday takes place between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. this Tuesday at Whole Foods, 19607 Detroit Road. Get hands-on help with your tablet computer.
‘Art to Go’
The Cleveland Museum of Art program “Art to Go” will be held at 7 p.m. May 29 in the Community Room. See and touch amazing works of art from Northeast Ohio when the museum staff and trained volunteers visit with genuine art objects from the museum’s collection.
Increase voter turnout
The League of Women Voters will present “How to Increase Voter Turnout” at 7 p.m. May 29 in the auditorium. Join panelists Crystal Bryant, co-director of Cleveland Votes; Mike Brickner, Ohio State Director of All Voting is Local; and Anthony W. Perlatti, director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. The panel will be moderated by Jen Miller, director of the League of Women Voters Ohio.
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org
Tween Scene for fifth- and sixth-graders will be held at 3:45 p.m. today. Drop in after school to play board and video games. Snacks will be provided.
‘The Music of Birdsong’
“The Music of Birdsong: Sorting Out the Singers in the Chorus” will be held at 7 p.m. today. Bird song is music and the techniques used in ear training and music appreciation classes.
Coding for adults
A Beginning Coding for Adults class will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Learn the basics of coding through self-paced online modules. The class focus is on HTML and CSS.
A Small Business Lunch and Learn will be held at noon Thursday. This month’s topic is “Business Law.” The seminar will cover business start-up issues, doing business with a partner, lease review, general contract matters and general intellectual property issues.
The Fiber Fanatics will meet at 10 a.m. Friday. This is a time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems and show off.
Fun Science Friday
Fun Science Friday for children ages 4-6 will be held at 4 p.m. this Friday. The topic is “Fabulous Frogs.
Superhero Fun Day
Superhero Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Join in for crafts and super fun activities.
Family Storytime for children ages 4-6 will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bedtime Stories for children ages 4-6 and siblings will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Put on your pajamas and join Mrs. K as you unwind at the end of the day. The topic is “Pigs in Pajamas.”
DOMONKAS BRANCH LIBRARY
4152 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org
Students in grades seven to 10 are invited to attend “Babysitting Basics” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Learn about caring for infants, safety preparedness, and how to start and maintain your business. Information about getting certified in babysitting and CPR will be provided.
The Lakeview Pen, Domonkas writing group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 29. Sharpen your writing skills and share ideas with other novice writers. Bring drafts of your work and be prepared to critique as well as have others review your writing.
The Domonkas Garden
The Domonkas Garden was planted on April 20 with the help of young patrons. Once the seedlings become big enough, they will be transplanted into the ground on the south side of the building. Check out their progress throughout the season. Once the fruit and vegetables ripen, they will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.