Children and the COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents are Asking – an Interview with Dr. Amy Edwards – Thursday, June 17, 8 p.m. – Tune in to the Lorain Public Library System’s Facebook page, facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem, to have your important questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children answered by local University Hospitals’ pediatric infectious disease specialist.
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Story Stop on Facebook Live – Mondays, June 21, 28; 10:30 to 11 a.m. • Tuesdays, June 22, 29; 6:30 to 7 p.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.
Storytime in the Park – Tuesdays, June 22; July 13, 27; Aug. 3; 10 a.m. – Offered in the park next to the Columbia Branch. Preregistration required.
City Fresh Produce Pick‑Ups – Tuesdays, June 22, 29; July 6, 13; 4 p.m. • Main Library, South Lorain Branch – City Fresh is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program working to create access to fresh, local vegetables for all. With a weekly payment, participants receive a grab bag of the freshest seasonal produce, known as a “share.” Shares come in Single or Family sizes and are offered at tiered prices. Order for as many or as few weeks as desired for pick up at either the Main Library or the South Branch. For more information, please visit cityfresh.org.
LPLS Zoom Writers Group – Tuesday, June 22; 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. – Adult writers are invited to join us via Zoom to write and discuss together. Preregistration required.
Painting at the Lake – Wednesday, June 23; Noon to 1 p.m. • Little Library on the Lake – Explore unique and unconventional ways to paint! Spin objects in a container with paint or use a variety of tools to paint unusual patterns. Then learn some bubble science as you create your own bubble wand and use dyed bubbles to make another fun painting. Allow your art to hang dry at the Little Library while you enjoy the beach! While supplies last.
Becoming a Dementia Friend (on Zoom) – Wednesday, June 23; 2 to 3 p.m. – Join Kendal at Home Care Coordinators to gain an awareness and understanding of dementia. and the small things that you can do to make a difference. Preregistration required.
American Red Cross Blood Drive – Thursday, June 24; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • North Ridgeville Branch – Donate blood today! Appointments are needed. Schedule your appointment online at RedCrossBlood.org or call 1‑800‑RED CROSS.
Baby and Me Story Time on Facebook Live – Thursdays, June 24; July 1; 10:30 to 11 a.m. – This story time is intended for babies, birth through 18 months, or early walkers, with their caregivers.
Storytime in the Gazebo – Thursdays, June 24; 6:30 p.m. – Offered in the park next to the Columbia Branch. Preregistration required.
Story Time in the Woods – Fridays, June 25; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Every Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road in Avon • Tuesdays, June 15; 6:30 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. in Pavilion 2 at South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Road in North Ridgeville – Music, movement activities and play will accompany nature‑themed stories. Dress for the weather and bring a blanket. In case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. Preregistration required.
Art in the Afternoon (on Zoom) – Friday, June 25; 2 to 3 p.m. – Join us for a relaxing, creative afternoon in this Zoom art program.. Guidance and basic art materials provided. Please provide and email address in order to receive a link to the Zoom session and a phone number to arrange pick up of supplies from your local branch. Supplies include canvas, brush and paint. Preregistration required.
Cooking with Charlie for Adults (on Facebook) – Friday, June 25; 3 p.m. – We use our portable Charlie Cart kitchen in cooking demonstrations that you can follow along from home!
Shred Day – Saturday, June 26; 9 a.m. to noon • North Ridgeville Branch – Bring your sensitive documents such as tax forms and medical records to be shredded onsite in the library parking lot. Each household may bring up to five standard‑size copier paper boxes or five grocery size bags of documents. Staples and paper clips are fine, but no binder clips, binders, spiral‑bound notebooks, other metal objects, batteries, or electronics. This free event is co‑sponsored by the Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc.
Lorain County Memory Overview (on Zoom) – Monday, June 28; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Discover Lorain County Memory, a searchable online collection of digital photos, texts, oral histories, videos and other local history resources,. Learn about this resource, our newest collections, and how you can contribute. Preregistration required.
Amigurumi for Beginners (on Zoom) – Tuesday, June 29; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Learn to read crochet patterns and make cute animals! A size E (4 mm) crochet hook, polyester fiberfill, yarn needle, scissors, and one skein of worsted weight yarn is required. A limited number of supply kits will be available at each branch while supplies last. Participants will need to understand basic crochet stitches prior to attending to follow along with the demonstration. Preregistration required.
Story Stop – Wednesdays, June 30; July 14, 28; Aug. 11; Noon to 12:30 p.m. • Little Library on the Lake – Caregivers with children of all ages are invited to join us for story time at the lake! Enjoy stories, rhymes and finger plays.
The Blockbuster Beginning of Summer Movies (Zoom) – Wednesday, June 30; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Learn the behind‑the‑scenes rise of the financially successful and immensely popular “blockbuster films” and how they define when movies are released today. Preregistration required.
Story Time on the Lawn – Thursdays, July 1, 15; 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. – Offered on the North Ridgeville Branch’s west lawn. Music, movement activities and play will accompany nature‑themed stories. Dress for the weather and bring a blanket. In case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. Please register all attendees, including adults and caregivers. Preregistration required.
Food Friday ‑ Perfect Patriotic Desserts (Facebook) – Friday, July 2; 3 to 4 p.m. – Get ready for the holiday weekend with delicious ideas for dessert. We will be recording in the Culinary Literacy Center at the Main Branch and you can view on our Facebook page. Preregistration required.
LPLS Closed – All branches of the Lorain Public Library System will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. All branches will reopen for their regular hours on Tuesday, July 6.
Book Sale – Tuesday, July 6; 10 a.m. • Wednesday, July 7; 10 a.m. • Thursday, July 8; 10 a.m. • Friday, July 9; 10 a.m. • Saturday, July 10; 10 a.m. • Columbia Branch – The book sale is open to the public and sponsored by Friends of Columbia Branch Library.
Pet Supply Drive – Help those animals in local shelters waiting for their forever homes. All of the Lorain Public Library System branches will collect your donations through the month of June. Drop off new cat and dog toys, blankets, all kinds of cat and dog food, kitty litter or even cleaning supplies. Call or stop in for a more detailed list of needed supplies.
Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt – Join our photo scavenger hunt! Pick up a scavenger hunt map at any of our six branches and snap pictures of the listed items. Once completed, return to the library to receive a prize while supplies last. Hunt runs the month of June.
Summer Lunch for Kids – Noon to 1 p.m. Domonkas Branch • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. South Lorain Branch • 1 to 2 p.m. Main Library – Ages 18 and under are invited to come to lunch Monday through Friday all summer long!
To join any of our Facebook programs, visit us at www.facebook.com/LorainPublicLibrarySystem.
Patrons can register for programs offered on Zoom at www.lorainpubliclibrary.org/events Registrants are asked to include their email addresses so that Zoom invitations can be sent for the event.