Monday , 27 September 2021

Lorain Public Library System Updates

Story Stop on Facebook Live: Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; 6:30 to 7 p.m. • Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; 10:30 a.m. – Enjoy stories, songs, and activities from the comfort of your own home. Our songs may feature shaky eggs, rhythm sticks, or scarves. There’s a lot of things around your home that you can use to sing and dance. Our storytellers will even recommend some easy and accessible props.

Tech Troubleshooting While Working or Learning from Home (on Zoom): Tuesday, March 2; 6:30 p.m. – Learn tips and work‑arounds for technology issues with audio, video quality, internet, Zoom and more.

Cooking with Charlie for Kids (on Facebook): Wednesday, March 3; 10 a.m. – Learn how to make kid‑friendly snacks!

Baby and Me Story Time on Facebook Live: Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10:30 to 11 a.m. – This story time is intended for babies, birth through 18 months, or early walkers, with their caregivers.

Family Food for Thought ‑ How to Read a Recipe (on Zoom): Monday, March 8; 4 to 5 p.m. – Join us virtually via Zoom from the Main Branch’s Culinary Literacy Center as we help build culinary skills for the entire family. This session will teach the basics of food safety. Preregistration required.

Resume Writing and Cover Letters (on Zoom): Tuesday, March 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Learn about a new free online legal help resource that can make accessing legal information easier for everyone. This is an informational introduction and is not to be used as legal advice. Preregistration required.

LPLS Zoom Book Discussion ‑ A Gentlemen in Moscow by Amor Towles: Wednesday, March 10; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Connect with other readers to discuss great books via Zoom. Registrants are asked to include their email addresses so that Zoom invitations can be sent for this event. Preregistration required.

Cooking with Charlie for Adults‑Pi Day Pie! (on Facebook): Sunday, March 14; 10 a.m. – In this demonstration, learn how to make a wonderful no‑bake pie, in honor of Pi Day! It’s not rational, but certainly delicious!

Zoom Cookbook Discussion ‑ Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend By Joanna Saltz: Tuesday, March 16; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – If you love to read, cook learn and share recipes, this group is for you. Join us via Zoom to discuss and feel free to virtually “share” a dish from the month’s selected cookbook. Hosts will be logging in from the beautiful new Culinary Literacy Center at the Main Library. Registrants are asked to include their email addresses so that Zoom invitations can be sent for this event. Preregistration required.

To join any of our Facebook programs, visit us at

Patrons can register for programs offered on Zoom at Registrants are asked to include their email addresses so that Zoom invitations can be sent for the event.

 Other Things Going on at Lorain Public Library System:

Grab & Go Activity Kits: Throughout the month, the Lorain Public Library System will offer a variety of Grab & Go crafts and activities for every age range for you to enjoy at home. Contact your local branch for more information and availability.

Mobile Hot Spots Available: The Avon, North Ridgeville and Columbia branches have a limited number of mobile hot spots for 21-day loan periods. Call ahead for availability.

Lorain County Remembers; 20th Anniversary of 9/11: Sept. 11, 2021 will be the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Each year Americans acknowledge and remember our country’s trauma and the many lives lost in New York City, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Many of America’s young adults have no memory of these tragedies and school-aged children were not born yet; they are relying on those of us who can remember to share its events and impact so that nothing is forgotten. Join us in making 2021 an outstanding year as we preserve and share memories. Participation forms are available to download from

Treat Your Shelf: The Lorain Public Library System is excited to announce the new service “Treat Your Shelf.” Library card-holders complete a questionnaire at about your reading tastes and our staff will get to work creating a personalized list of book recommendations and send it to you via email. It is as simple as that! Select from three forms whether you want Children’s, Teen or Adult recommendations. You can also select your preferred format. Prefer large print over regular? We’ve got you covered! Do you like listening to books? No problem. We can recommend from our audiobook collection on CD or Playaway. Or do you read and listen to books on your mobile device? We can recommend eBooks and eAudiobooks. Browse all the forms to see the many options.

Above all, we encourage cardholders to take advantage of one of the library’s great resources: the collective book knowledge of the staff at our six branches! Whether you are a regular visitor to the branches, or you visit us virtually from the comfort of home, we want to help you find your next great read. So, we welcome you to treat yourself with Treat Your Shelf!

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