City Fresh Produce Pick‑Ups – Tuesdays, July 20, 27; 4 p.m. – 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.
Story Stop on Facebook Live – Mondays, July 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 10:30 to 11 a.m. • Tuesdays, July 20, 27; 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.
Story Time in the Woods – Fridays, July 23; Aug. 6, 20; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Every Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road in Avon • Tuesdays, July 20; Aug. 3, 17; 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.
Zoom Cookbook Discussion: “Chasing Flavor” by Dan Kluger – Tuesday, July 20; 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 Culinary Literacy Center at the Main Library. Preregistration required.
Water Filtration Project – Wednesday, July 21; Noon to 1 p.m., Little Library on the Lake – Construct a model water filtration system using a plastic bottle and various filtering materials. Test your filtration system using water from the lake! Observe how using different materials in a different order can improve or diminish your results. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be canceled.
A Celebration Presentation for Cleveland Indians Nation by Marty Gitlin (Zoom) – Wednesday, July 21; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Take a fun and enlightening journey through Cleveland Indians history with the author of the Ultimate Cleveland Indians Time Machine Book. The event concludes with a question‑and‑answer period. Preregistration required.
Book Sale – Thursday, July 22; 5 to 7:30 p.m. (Preview for Friends members only) • Friday, July 23; 10 to 5:30 p.m. • Saturday, July 24; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bag Sale $4.00 per bag, North Ridgeville Branch – Admission to the book sale preview from 5 to 7:30 p.m is reserved for members of The Friends of North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. New members may join, or former members may renew their annual memberships that evening. The book sale is open to the public and sponsored by The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc.
Baby and Me Story Time on Facebook Live – Thursdays, July 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.
Finding a Job Online: Getting Started (Zoom) – Thursday, July 22; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Join us for a program to kick‑start your online job search! We’ll cover the basics and then also tell you how you can get free professional clothes. Preregistration required.
Story Time in the Woods – Fridays, July 23; Aug. 6, 20; 10:30 to 11 a.m., Every Child’s Playground in Avon – Offered 2 Fridays per month April to October at the Every Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road. 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.
Cooking with Charlie for Adults (Facebook) – Friday, July 23; 3 p.m. – We use our portable Charlie Cart kitchen in cooking demonstrations that you can follow along from home!
Family Garden Day – Saturday, July 24; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., South Lorain Branch – Join us at the library’s urban garden to learn about growing and harvesting vegetables. We’ll have fun with a taste test activity and a garden‑themed story time. Take home a packaged set of ingredients with a recipe for a family meal and a literacy learning kit. This program is co‑sponsored by The Rising Titans Collaborative, Lorain County Public Health, and Hope for Futures. Preregistration required.
Storytime in the Park – Tuesdays, July 27; Aug. 3; 10 a.m. – Join us in the park next to the Columbia Branch. Preregistration required.
LPLS Zoom Writers Group – Tuesday, July 27; 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. – Adult writers are invited to join us via Zoom to write and discuss together. Registrants are asked to include their email addresses so that Zoom invitations can be sent for this event. Preregistration required.
Story Stop – Wednesdays, July 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.
Virtual Teen Trivia Night ‑ Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts (Zoom) – Wednesday, July 28; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – You’ve read the books; you’ve seen the films ‑ now it’s time to test your knowledge of the Wizarding World and its fantastic creatures. Preregistration required.
Storytime in the Gazebo – Thursdays, July 29; Aug. 5; 6:30 p.m. – Join us in the gazebo in the park next to the Columbia Branch. Preregistration required.
Heart and Sole Fresh Produce Pick‑Ups – Tuesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Sept. 7; 3 to 4 p.m., North Ridgeville Branch – Support North Ridgeville farmers by reserving a fresh produce bag for pick‑up at the North Ridgeville Branch. Each produce bag is $10 and exact change is required. Reservations can be made online at www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DABA72EAA8‑north2 for all dates or specific dates. This event is sponsored by North Ridgeville Heart and Sole.
Reading to the Rescues – Tuesdays through the end of August at 2 and 2:30 p.m. – LPLS Columbia Branch has partnered with The Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) for an in-person program wherein children can volunteer to sit and read to the cats! Children must register at the shelter in advance and be accompanied by an adult. The shelter is located at 10015 E. River Road in Columbia Station. For more information visit bereaanimalrescue.com or call 440-234-2034.
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!
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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.