Monday , 29 November 2021

North Ridgeville Public Library

Family Fun Story Time: Fall Session Two: Stories, music, finger plays and activities for families with children ages 2 to 6. Preregistration required. Wed, November 20, 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. • Wed, November 27, 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lego® Fun Day: Come build with us! The library supplies the blocks and you supply the ideas and creations. Intended for ages 5 and up. Preregistration required. Fri, November 29, 11 a.m. – noon

Vitalant Blood Drive: Donate blood today. Please eat before you donate. Sign up online and earn hero points at vitalant.org/OhioDonorPortal. Use sponsor code nrlibrary. Walk-ins are welcome, but must have a valid photo ID. For more information visit vitalant.org or call 888-258-4825. You can also call the library to reserve an appointment. Fri, November 29, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

NaNoWriMo Write-ins: Join us for National Novel Writing Month as we put pen to paper and fingers to keys. Bring your own writing tools and plot to your heart’s content. Sat, November 23, 1 p.m. • Sat, November 30, 1 p.m.

Family Engineering Night: Families with school-age children will enjoy this fun, friendly engineering competition that challenges their STEM skills. Please consider registering for our other Family Engineering Nights on Jan. 6 and Feb. 3. Preregistration required. Mon, December 2, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party for Tweens and Teens: Bring a sweater or other top to make your own ugly sweater for holiday parties or just for fun! Limit one garment per person. Intended for tweens and teens ages 9 and up. Preregistration required. Wed, December 4, 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Drop-In Tech Help: Come with your basic tech questions and get hands-on help. Wed, December 4, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Mon, December 16, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Mon, January 20, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Wed, February 5, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Mon, February 17, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Family Story Time: Join us for a special evening story time filled with cozy stories and songs that will get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays. Intended for families with children ages 2 to 6. Preregistration required. Thu, December 5, 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Browser’s Reading Buddies: Children ages 5 to 10 sit and read to a therapy dog for a 15 minute session. Call the library at 440-327-8326 to register.

Sat, December 7, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. • Sat, January 4, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. • Sat, February 1, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

North Ridgeville Writers: Come and join us in this pressure free and friendly writing group. Engage in writing exercises and peer critiques, as well as support for whatever project you are working on. Preregistration required. Sat, December 7, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, December 21, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, January 4, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, January 18, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, February 1, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, February 15, 1 p.m. • Sat, February 29, 1 p.m.

Cecilia Ilg McKay- A Holiday on the Ridge Event: Before the annual tree lighting, join us as harpist Cecilia Ilg McKay performs a variety of holiday and traditional music. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies in the front bay window. Sat, December 7, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

North Coast Division of the National Model Railroaders Association Train Display: Members of the North Coast Division of the National Model Railroaders Association will share some of their favorite model trains. Families can enjoy a variety of “Polar Express” inspired activities while supplies last. Sat, December 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Creating with Creative Bug: Learn the basics of this free library resource for craft and art video lessons. Preregistration required. Mon, December 9, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Surviving the Stress of the Holidays: Join Rebecca Jones, Director of the Adult Behavioral Health Services at the Nord Center, as she addresses common challenges and stresses associated with the holiday season. She’ll share easy strategies and coping mechanisms to help everyone overcome the chaos of the holidays. Preregistration required. Mon, December 9, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Book Buddies – Adult Book Discussion: Dec. 11 “Mr. Dickens and his Carol” by Samantha Silva, Jan. 8 “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout, Feb. 12 “Beloved” by Toni Morrison. Would you like to spend an afternoon each month discussing a great book and making friends? Check out our book discussion group! Copies of the book are available at the library. Preregistration required. Wed, December 11, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. • Wed, January 8, 1 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Wed, February 12, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Coding Club: Explore computer programming in a fun, collaborative environment! Newbies and experienced coders alike are welcome. Best for children in grades 3 to 6. Preregistration required. Thu, December 12, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Thu, January 9, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Thu, February 13, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Adapted Story Time: Children with varying learning styles and abilities enjoy a program with stories, songs, games and a social time. While content is geared for ages 3 to 7, all ages are welcome. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Please consider registering for our other Adapted Story Times on Jan. 25 and Feb. 22. Preregistration required. Sat, December 14, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Catapults vs. Castles: Build miniature siege equipment with us and knock down castles. This program is intended for ages 9 to 12. Preregistration required. Mon, December 16, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Crafternoon: Adults, come enjoy a fun afternoon of crafting at the library. Each month staff will provide instruction on a new exciting project. Preregistration required. Tue, December 17, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. • Tue, January 21, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Butler Did It – Mystery Book Discussion: Dec. 18 “Christmas Caramel Murder” by Joanne Fluke, Jan. 15 “Sorrow Road” by Julia Keller, Feb. 19 “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty. Would you like to spend an evening each month discussing a great book and making friends? Check out our book discussion group! Copies of the book are available at the library. Preregistration required. Wed, December 18, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. • Wed, January 15, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. • Wed, February 19, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Paper Circuit Cards: Science and art combine as you make unique light up holiday cards using a few key materials such as copper tape, LED lights and, of course, paper. Open to ages 7 and up. Preregistration required. Thu, December 19, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Little Learners: Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to stop by the story room to explore and learn about letters, numbers, shapes, colors, patterns and more. Crafts will also be available for creating. Fri, December 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Fri, January 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Fri, February 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

North Ridgeville Writers: Come and join us in this pressure free and friendly writing group. Engage in writing exercises and peer critiques, as well as support for whatever project you are working on. Preregistration required. Sat, December 7, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, December 21, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, January 4, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, January 18, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, February 1, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat, February 15, 1 p.m. • Sat, February 29, 1 p.m.

Sensory Friendly Noon Year’s Eve Celebration: Bring in 2020 with our sensory friendly celebration. This program is for children who need a quieter, less-crowded and sensory friendly environment. PLEASE NOTE: Preregistration is required for all attending – children and caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Preregistration required. Mon, December 30, 11 a.m. – noon

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration: Families are welcome to celebrate the new year early with their kids. Bring in 2020 with music plus a countdown and ball drop at noon. PLEASE NOTE: Preregistration is required for all attending – children and caregivers. Intended for ages 2 and up. Preregistration required. Tue, December 31, 11 a.m. – noon

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