The next chapter Fall 2022 Elyria Public Library System Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE 2 A Note from the Director 3 Library News 4-5 West River 6-7 Central 8 Keystone 9 South 10 In Your Community 11 Library Friends 12 Special Services www. e lyr i al i brary. org Dear Friends Jennifer Starkey UPCOMING CLOSINGS Labor Day Monday, September 5 Staff Development Day Monday, October 10 Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24 (EPLS closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23) Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24 Christmas Day (observed) Monday, December 26 New Year ’s Day (observed) Monday, January 2, 2023 2 First, I want to say a huge thank-you for the feedback we received in the library’s community survey over the summer! Your input is greatly appreciated and helps EPLS evaluate our offerings and plan for the future. Fall is here and that means back to school, cider and donuts, the leaves changing, and sweater weather. We welcome you to spend time this Fall at your libraries in LaGrange and Elyria; browse the new books, talk with our helpful staff, and attend programs and events. Our aim is that there is something for everyone in our Fall newsletter, from entertaining to informative, educational to family fun! I invite you to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the new Central Library on October 3! The event will begin with a Meet and Greet with me, your new(ish) Library Director, to chat and mingle over refreshments. Then we will commemorate the occasion by burying a time capsule! We are pleased to have Marci Rich, author of Looking Back at Elyria: A Midwest City at Midcentury giving a talk on the history of Elyria immediately after. Programs featuring animals have been very well-loved so we are bringing more to you! Barnyard Buddies live animal petting zoo is coming to the Central Library in September. We are also excited to have Jungle Terry visiting our Keystone location with an array of live animals families can learn about up close. Cats in the Stacks is coming back again in October. We are excited to host programs at EPLS @ LCCC with our partners at Lorain County Community College, including Elephant Appreciation Day (but sorry, you’ll have to go to the zoo to see a live elephant!) For book lovers, the annual Cascade of Authors event is in its 12th year and features eight local authors at our West River location. As always we host book discussion groups for adults including a non-fiction group, a group for adults who love graphic novels, the Page Turners popular fiction club, and Shelf Awareness book club that will delve into dangerous ideas and discuss books that have been subject to book bans. And for people who like to buy books, Friends of Elyria Public Library and Friends of EPLS Keystone will each host a big used book sale event this Fall. There is a lot to look forward to this Fall! See you at the library!
The Clippings Library is your chance for you and/or your family to share new plants with your home and community! Visit this location’s unique collection. KIDS Yu-Gi-Oh Club Select Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. Sept. 6, 20 | Oct. 4, 18 | Nov. 1, 15 Ages 10-18 Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh cards for a library Yu-Gi-Oh duel! We’ll provide the dueling mats. Beginners welcome. Registration required. Teddy Bear Picnic Friday, Sept. 9 @ 12 p.m. | Ages 0 - 5 Pack your teddy bear, a picnic blanket and lunch. Gather for stories, songs, crafts, followed by our picnic! You provide the lunch, we provide the drinks and dessert! Registration required. Story Time Stars Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 & Under Join us weekly for stories, songs, and crafts! Coding Without Computers 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 6 p.m. | Ages 8-12 Learn basic coding concepts with fun activities that do not involve a computer! Registration required. Sept. 13: Binary Code Bracelets Oct. 11: Bee Bot Maze Nov. 8: Ozobots Preschool Pals Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 16 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 & Under Join us for this interactive program that includes stories, songs, and more! Music & Motion Story Time Select Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 18 Ages 2 - 5 We’ll have lots of fun with music and dancing during this monthly storytime! Homeschool STEM: Forensic Fun 3rd Monday of the month @ 1 p.m. | Ages 8 - 14 Learn a technique that forensic scientists use to solve crimes! Registration required. Sept. 19: Fingerprint Analysis Oct. 17: Chromatography Nov. 21: Powder Analysis Lego Club 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 4 p.m. | Ages 5 - 12 Drop in to show off your Lego building skills and creativity! Meet a Meteorologist Friday, Oct. 14 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 6 - 10 Learn about weather with a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Cleveland! Registration required. Monster Mash Drop-In Day Tuesday, Oct. 18 | All Day Ages 0 - 12 Drop into the children’s room anytime for spooky monster fun! Dinovember Story Time Friday, Nov. 4 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 0 - 6 Come to a special dinosaur- themed story time and enjoy some songs, stories, and crafts. Registration required. Holiday Story Time & Sing-along Friday, Dec. 9 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 0 - 5 Join us for festive stories, songs and crafts! Registration required. FAMILY Family Movie Night Select Wednesdays @ 6 p.m, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14 Join us each month for a fun family movie and popcorn! Registration required. Unlock the Horror Boxes October 1 - 31 | All Ages Solve the puzzles to unlock the box and earn a prize. Children’s: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Teen: Stephen King Wand Crafting Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 4 - 6 p.m. Our crafters will help you create the perfect wand to bewitch your friends. Family Dungeons & Dragons Saturday, Nov. 26 @ 10 a.m. Play D&D with the whole family in a short fantasy adventure. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration required. Elf Workshop Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with snowflakes, a snow globe, and a gingerbread magnet. Registration required. TEEN Just Write! 1st and3rdThursdayof themonth, Sept. 1 -Dec. email@example.com. Write with us to express yourself creatively through various writing activities! Teen Dungeons & Dragons 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, except Nov. 24 @ 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. | Ages 12 - 17 Have fun with new and old friends in a fantasy adventure of your own making. Registration required. True Crime Book Club 2nd Saturday of the month @ 10 a.m. | Ages 13 - 17 September Pick: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Gush about true crime, snack, and pick future books. After School Self-Care Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Dec. 14 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Relax, paint, play tabletop and video games, do yoga, meditate, or just hang out. Potions Lab Wednesday, Oct. 19 @ 6 p.m. Make things explode, switch colors, and change states of matter with various experiments! Registration required. Manga Book Tasting Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 4 p.m. Dip your toe in this massive East Asian genre. Craft and snacks provided. ADULTS Crochet Collective Every other Thursday, Sept. 1 - Dec. 29 @ 6 p.m. Join fellow crocheters, of all skill levels, as we share and stitch! Registration required. Birding in Lorain County Wednesday, Sept. 7 @ 6:30 p.m. Join Rob Swindell, President of the Black River Audubon Society and birding columnist for The Chronicle Telegram, as he talks about birding in Lorain County - when, where, and how to find our local birds and correctly identify them. Registration required. Tai Chi for Arthritis Mondays, Sept. 12 - Dec. 12 @ 10 a.m. (no class on 10/10; 11/7) Easy to learn, enjoyable and healthy! Open to all ability levels. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Classic Monday Movie Matinee Sept. 12,Oct. 3,Nov. 7,Dec. firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop in and enjoy a matinee showing on the first Monday of the month. WEST RIVER 4
Page Turners Select Dates @ 6 p.m. Join us for our popular fiction book club. Books can be picked up at the circulation desk. Registration required. Sept. 12: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Oct. 3: The Last Thing He ToldMe by Laura Dave Nov. 14: Three Sisters by Heather Morris Dec. 12: The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews Tasting Tuesday 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:30 p.m. Learn about different foods with recipes and tastings. Registration required. Sept. 13: Grapes Oct. 11: Cranberries Nov. 8: Holiday Mocktails Dec. 13: Gingerbread Non-Fiction Book Club 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. Pick up a copy of the book and meet for a discussion! Registration required. Sept. 14: Happy Go Lucky by David Sedaris Oct. 12: My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams Nov. 9: Hello, Molly! by Molly Shannon Dec. 14: I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein Travel TalkwithaPandemicEdge Thursday, Sept. 15 @ 6 p.m. Join Lisa Hill from Metzger Travel who will share tips for travel in 2022 and beyond. Registration required. Crafting on a Budget 3rd Monday of the month @ 2 & 5:30 p.m. Make friends and a craft. It’s so much fun we do it twice a day! Registration required. Sept. 19: Wine Cork Bird House Oct. 17: Book Page Witch Nov. 21: Jute Napkin Rings Dec. 19: Spool Ornaments Tea and Tales Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21 @ 2 p.m. A story time for adults where we read a short story and have a fun, lively discussion to follow. Tea and coffee served. History Creates a Family Tree Wednesday, Sept. 21 @ 6 p.m. Former National Park Service Ranger CraigWhitmore discusses his years of research towrite the only historical fiction of the Battle of Lake Erie during theWar of 1812, The Armstong Family Trilogy. Registration required. Medicare 101 Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 5:30 p.m. Expert Robert St. Clair helps you understand the difference between Medicare packages. Registration required. 1194 West River Road North Elyria, Ohio 44035 440.324.2270 Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed Genealogy Workshop Sept. 27, Oct. 25*, Nov. 22@6 p.m. Share information, experiences, and research tips with fellow genealogy enthusiasts. Registration required. *Speaker is set for this date. See How to Think Like a Genealogist below. Home Gourmet Mushroom Production Monday, Oct. 3 @ 5:30 p.m. OSUMaster Gardener Erika Lyon shows us easy ways to cultivate our ownmushrooms at home using low-tech equipment. Registration required. Science and Sasquatch Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 6 p.m. Bigfoot researcher Amy Bue takes us on an adventure as we discover if Bigfoot really exists. Registration required. Arts & Imagination Fuel theMind Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 1 p.m. Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation’s Jerry Devis shares ways to use art, music and storytelling to connect with patients suffering fromDementia and Alzheimer’s. Registration required. How to Think Like a Genealogist Tuesday, Oct. 25 @ 6 p.m. Genealogist and local historian Mary Jamba will present tips and techniques to help you research your family history. Registration required. Insights Into the Unknown with Tri-C Ghost Hunters Wednesday, Oct. 26 @ 6 p.m. Take a trip into the world of ghosts, spirits and hauntings with investigator Greg Feketik, who shares photographs, audio recordings and videos of some of the evidence that has been captured over the years during his investigations. Registration required. Tour of Cleveland Restaurants with Bette Lou Higgins Thursday, Nov. 10 @ 6 p.m. Uncover the culinary stories of lost eateries with us for a oneof-a-kind tour of Cleveland’s restaurant past. Registration required. 5 Part I: Monday, Sept. 19 @ 5 p.m. Know your rights related to sealing a criminal record in Ohio. Part II: Thursday, Oct. 27 @ 5 p.m. Get help completing your submitted application to seal a criminal record in Ohio. Registrationrequired, byappointment. Learn about Ohio’s Record Sealing Law and Apply for Help with Record Sealing during this two-part series.
KIDS Elephant & Piggie Story Time Saturday, Sept. 3 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 - 8 Join us for a souped-up school age storytime with stories, songs and crafts featuring our favorite friends Gerald and Piggie! Kids in Space! Wednesday, Sept. 7 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 7 - 12 Can we live on any other planet in our solar system? We’ll find out as we send someone to another planet to check it out! Learn other cool space facts. Registration required. Baby Play and Learn Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 15 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 0 - 3 It’s story time with our youngest library friends! Enjoy stories,and songs with your little one. Ready-to-Read Preschool Storytime Thursdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 17 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Help your child get ready for preschool with crafts, stories, singing, and rhyming! Music & Movement Story Time Select Mondays @ 4 p.m. Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 | Ages 3 - 8 Get your wiggles out as we dance and rock out to songs, fingerplays and rhymes in this fast paced story time! Wild Wacky Drawing Machine Tuesday, Sept. 20 @ 5:30 p.m. | Ages 9 - 12 It wiggles. It jiggles. It draws! Make a robotic drawing machine to create works of art! Registration required. Makerspace Mondays Select Mondays @ 5 p.m. Sept. 26, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 Ages 8 - 12 Join us each month to play in our ever growing makerspace! Registration required. Food Fiends Select Wednesdays @ 5 p.m. Roll up your sleeves, tie up your aprons and try out some fun and super simple recipes! Supplies provided. Registration required. Sept. 28: Smoothies Oct. 26: Graveyard Dirt Pie Nov. 16: No-Bake Cheesecake Monsters Mash Story Time Saturday, Oct. 1 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 - 8 Boo! Join us for a spooky school age storytime featuring spooky stories, songs and crafts! Don’t worry it shouldn’t be TOO scary. Grossology Wednesday, Oct. 5 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 9 - 12 EWWWWW!!! That’s gross...but so much fun, too! Do some gross activities in theMakerspace! Will YOUbe grossed out? Registration required. Fire Safety Story Time Tuesday, Oct. 11 @ 3 p.m. | Ages 3 - 8 Join Captain Farley from the Elyria Fire Department for a special story time about fire safety. After story time, you can even visit the fire truck outside. Registration required. Kids Create Saturday, Oct. 15 @ 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 @ 2 p.m. Drop-in craft sessions for creative kids! Supplies provided. Where the Sidewalk Ends and Fun Begins Tuesday, Oct. 18 @ 5:30 p.m. | Ages 9 - 12 Step into one of Shel Silverstein’s poems and turn it into art. Registration required. Animated Pom Pom Monsters Wednesday, Nov. 2 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 9 - 12 Everyone needs a little monster friend to keep them company. We will make a mini animated monster. Supplies provided. Registration required. Friends Story Time Saturday, Nov. 5 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 - 8 Join us for a friendsgiving school age storytime featuring stories, songs and crafts. Penguin Story Time Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 10:30 am | Ages 5 - 8 Waddle in and stay warm for a toasty school age storytime with penguin stories, songs, and crafts. FAMILY Star Trek Day Thursday, Sept. 8 @ 5 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the final frontier with an evening of starship crafting, Federation-approved treats, and some Starfleet trivia. Don’t be afraid to show off your best Star Trek cosplay, either. We’ll also be screening Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home at 6 p.m. Barnyard Buddies Petting Zoo Wednesday, Sept. 21 @ 4 - 6 p.m. The library will be overrun by adorable farm animals that want to meet you! Visit with farm animals that are looking for pettings. For the safety of the animals and fellow patrons, pet dogs or any other house pets are prohibited. Cats in the Stacks Monday, Oct. 24 @ 2 – 4 p.m. Spend an afternoon hanging out with some cool cats from Friendship APL and maybe even find your newest furry friend. Visiting cats will be adoptable through the APL. (Cats will be sectioned off from the main library out of consideration for patrons with allergies.) “Gingerbread” Tiny House Saturday, Dec. 10 @ 2 p.m. Hands-on fun for the family! Join us for some gingerbread tiny home fun! Please bring a bag of candy to share! (one house per family) While supplies last. Registration required. Family Film Nights 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. Head to the library for a snack and a family friendly movie! Registration required. Sept. 21: Hocus Pocus Oct. 19: Coco Nov. 16: Tom & Jerry Dec. 21: Anastasia Boogie in the Books Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 12 – 3 p.m. Celebrate the spookiest of holidays in costume with treats, prizes, and games, end with a mini parade around the Library. Pieces & Pawns Giant Game Day Saturday, Nov. 12 @ 12:30 p.m. Oh me, oh my, Life-sized Candyland, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect four. Spend a Saturday with some life-sized gaming! Winter Wonderland Wednesday, Dec. 7 @ 12 – 3 p.m. Take a break from the holiday rush with an elf-in-training seminar as we make holiday themed crafts, play games, and eat some tasty snacks. Compassion Crew Select Saturdays at 2 p.m. Give back and make treats and gifts for those in need. Sept. 17: Dog Treats for the Friendship APL Nov. 19: Holiday Cards for Seniors Dec. 3: Gifts for shelter residents TEEN Manga Meet Up 1st & 3rd Friday of the month @ 3:30 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Calling all manga fans! Let’s meet up and discuss the latest and greatest offered in manga! Registration required. [Write Here] 1st & 3rd Monday each month, Sept. 19 - Dec. 19 @ 4 p.m. TEENS! Come one, come all! Do some writing. Illustrators are welcome, and so are new members, so come join us! CENTRAL 6
211 Second St. Elyria, Ohio 44035 440.323.5747 Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed 7 Nailed It! 1st Tuesday of the month @ 5 p.m. Join us for a tasty, Netflix-inspired challenge for you and your friends! Try recreating our staff’s devious designs, at least you get to eat yours. Supplies provided. Registration required. Sept. 6: Book Brownie Oct. 4: Haunted House Nov. 1: Turkey Cupcake Dec. 6: Gingerbread House Select Start Video Game Club 2nd&4th Thursday of themonth, Sept. 22 - Dec. 22 @ 3:30 p.m. Join this new club where we will hang out and talk about gaming, do gaming-related activities, but most importantly we will be gaming! Relaxation Station 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 5:30 p.m. We are all stressed out, right? Let’s relax, do some coloring, create, and/or learn some mindful techniques. Registration required. Wax On, Wax Off CandleMaking Tuesday, Sept. 27 @ 4 p.m. Create a candle with your own scent combination, which could be a great gift for giving or to keep for yourself...depending on how good it smells! Registration required. Creepy Creation Poppet Tuesday, Oct. 25 @ 4 p.m. What better way to celebrate the spooky season than to make a creepy creation!? Come craft a petrifying poppet! Registration required. Locked in the Library! Halloween Lock-in Friday, Oct. 28 @ 5:30 – 9 p.m. Join us for this building’s first ever lock-in! We’ll have spooky-ookie crafts, food, and games! Escape the escape room, try out the VR, and battle on the Nintendo Switch. Permission slips required. Registration required. Paper Quilling Tuesday, Nov. 22 @ 4 p.m. This art is a lot simpler than it sounds. We’ll make amazing art with rolled up pieces of paper! Registration required. Tiny Wonderlands Tuesday, Dec. 20 @ 4 p.m. Build a winter wonderland in a jar...or a world of your own to shake and control! Registration required. ADULTS Handmade Cards 1st Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. Create unique handmade cards. Registration required. Sept. 1: Sunflower Greetings Oct. 6: Black Cat Family Nov. 3: Burlap Pumpkin Card Dec. 1: Pop-up Holiday Gnome Yoga for EVERY Body Saturdays, Sept. 3 - Dec. 10 @ 10 a.m. Start off your weekend with a yoga session for every body! Bring a yoga mat, water, and comfortable clothing. Registration required. Up, Up, Down, Down Game Day 2nd Saturday of the month, Sept. 10 - Dec 10 @ 3 p.m. Adults! We welcome you to an afternoon of video games. Introduction to Kumihimo Select Mondays@ 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Artist Barb Harris introduces the art of Kumihimo andwirebeading. Supplies are provided. Registration required. Sept. 12: Kumihimo Keychain Oct. 3: Kumihimo Bracelet Oct. 24: Wire Basics Earrings Nov. 7: Beaded Holiday Earrings Rest & Refresh Restorative Yoga 2nd Wednesday of the month, Sept. 14 - Dec. 14 @ 6 - 7:30 p.m. Take a pause with small class sessions to focus on other poses. Bring a yoga mat and water. Registration required. Crafter Hours 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. Flex your crafting skills each month with a crafty challenge. Registration required. Sept. 15: Scarecrow Mason Jar Oct. 20: Embroidery Hoop Spiderweb Nov. 17: Book Turkey Sculpture Computer Basics & NorthStar Introduction Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 28 @ 6 p.m. Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Dec. 2 @ 2 p.m. Learn to turn on a computer, use a mouse, go online, and access Northstar Digital Literacy for self-paced online learning. Registration required. History of Infectious Disease Tuesday, Sept. 20 @ 6 p.m. Was COVID unprecedented? Medical lecturer and patient advocate Tom Stong presents the history of infectious diseases, their impact on small towns and the world at large, and the evolution of treatments. Registration required. Shelf Awareness Book Club Last Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. What makes a banned book banned? Join the discussion and read dangerously. Sept. 28: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Oct. 26: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Nov. 30: The Curious Incident of theDogintheNight-Time by Mark Haddon Anniversary Celebration of EPLS Central Monday, Oct. 3 @ 5 p.m. Celebrate the first year of EPLS Central with the time capsule burial, refreshments and more. Looking Back at Elyria Monday, Oct. 3 @ 6 p.m. Take a trip down Elyria’s memory lane with author and historian Marci Rich. Enjoy excerpts and stories from her book. Registration required. Medicare 101 Wednesday, Oct. 5 @ 6 p.m. Specializing in Medicare, Health, and Life insurances solutions, Robert St. Clair answers your questions about Medicare. Registration required. Banded Spirits Ghost Hunters Thursday, Oct. 13 @ 6 p.m. Feeling haunted and spooked? Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits discusses ghost stories, ghost history, and ghost hunting equipment. Registration required. Ridgelawn Cemetery Residents Tuesday, Oct. 18 @ 6 p.m. Who’s who in Ridgelawn Cemetery? Learn about the residents of the local graveyard and their lasting legacy in Elyria history.Presented by the Lorain County Historical Society. Registration required. Rally with Rosie Wednesday, Nov. 2 @ 6 p.m. Rosie the Riveter discusses her campaign to enlist women in the workforce during WWII that helped lead the Allies to victory. Presented by the Lorain County Historical Society. Registration required. Book Speed Dating Tuesday, Nov. 29 @ 6 p.m. Tired of “dating” the same old books? It’s time to break free and find a NEW type of book! You never know who you might go home with! Registration required. Christmas Gift Bringers Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. Santa isn’t the only gift bringer for the holidays. Learn about other holiday traditions and gift bringers. Presented by the Lorain County Historical Society. Registration required.
Holiday Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 6 p.m. It’s the 2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at EPLS Keystone. Get into the holiday spirit with family and friends this season. Create an ornament, listen to a story or two, then light up the outdoor tree with hot cocoa and songs. Registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the EPLS Keystone. TEEN After School Gaming Club Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Dec. 14 @ 3 p.m. | Ages 12+ Pop in for various tournaments on the Nintendo Switch. Pop Tart Pillows Thursday, Oct. 20 @ 4 p.m. Ages 11+ No sewing skills? No problem. This no-sew pillow will add some flavor to your bedroom. Registration required. Mosiac Picture Frames Thursday, Nov. 17 @ 4 p.m. Ages 11+ Use different materials to design and create a funky frame. Registration required. Yarn Art Thursday, Dec. 15 @ 4 p.m. Ages 11+ Get crafty for the gift giving season. Use paint and yarn for personalized artwork. Registration required. ADULT Gardening Do’s Select Dates @ 6 p.m. Presented by Lorain County’s OSU Extension, this series will provide you with seasonal tips. Sept. 6: Fall Crops Oct. 3: Composting Nov. 7: Winter Cleanup & Prep KIDS Lego Club Tuesdays @ 4 - 5 p.m. | Ages 4+ Join us every Tuesday for fun Lego challenges. Mornings on the Go Story Time Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 0 - 5 Stop in Wednesday mornings for a story, craft, and activity. Big Fun with Big Rigs Saturday, Sept. 17@11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fromfiretrucks to cementmixers, climb in for hands-on exploration and become a community helper. Fall Festival Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 10 a.m. Ages 0 - 5 Join us for a story, craft, and fun fall games! Registration required. Disney Movie Jeopardy Friday, Oct. 14 @ 2:30 p.m. Play against your friends and discover who knows Disney best. Registration required. Spooky Story Time Special Saturday, Oct. 22 @ 10 a.m. Ages 0 - 5 Dress up in your costumes for a story, craft, andHalloween games. Registration required. Sew-a-Plushie Thursday, Nov. 10 @ 4:15 p.m. Ages 6+ Thread together a plushie pal. Registration required. Catch That Turkey Saturday, Nov. 19 @ 10 a.m. Ages 0 - 5 Help trackdown this tricky turkey! Listen tostories, builda turkey trap, andplay Thanksgivinggames. Registration required. Ornament Painting Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 4:15 p.m. Ages 6+ Pick out an ornament to paint for your tree. Registration required. Holiday Helpers Saturday, Dec. 17 @ 10 a.m. Ages 0 - 5 Come with helping hands to prepare for the holiday season with stories, crafts, and games. Registration required. FAMILY Jungle Terry’s Traveling Zoo Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 2 p.m. See below. Family Game Night Tuesday, Nov. 22 @ 6:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for board games and snacks. Musical Monday Matinees Select Mondays @ 2 p.m. Enjoy a classic film with us! Popcorn will be provided. Sept. 12: Singin’ in the Rain Sept. 26: La La Land Oct. 24: The King and I Nov. 7: The Unsinkable Molly Brown Nov. 21: White Christmas DIY Decor Select Dates @ 6 p.m. An evening for you and a friend: create a new piece of home decor to display this season. Registration required. Sept. 12: Wooden Picture Stands Oct. 24: Wine Cork Pumpkin Nov. 14: Paper Loop Wreath Dec. 12: Pinecone Tree Stitch and Share 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. Bring your current needlework project to work and share tips and ideas with friends. Book Nook 3rd Monday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for a book discussion with friends. Read various genres including popular fiction, historical fiction, mystery, and more! Visit us in September for the list of selected titles. Registration required. Writer’s Guild Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17 @ 11:30 a.m. Calling all writers! We are a group of writers looking to improve our skills, share tips and gain feedback fromother writers. Genealogy Databases 101 Wednesday, Nov. 2 @ 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 @ 10 a.m. Interested in researching your family tree? Join us for an introduction to free databases offered by the Library. Registration required. KEYSTONE Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed 133 East Commerce Drive LaGrange, OH 44050 440.322.0119 8
SOUTH Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed 340 15th Street Elyria, OH 44035 440.322.0190 KIDS Super Silly Story Time Mondays @ Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 (except Oct. 10) @ 11 a.m. Ages 0 - 5 Join us for silly stories and songs. Slime Time Select Tuesdays @ 4 p.m. Ages 6+ Have a slimy good time making fun ooey gooey slime monthly. Registration required. Sept. 13: Apple Pie Slime Oct. 18: Glow in the Dark Slime Nov. 15: Cloud Slime Dec. 13: Grinch Slime Apple Art Thursday, Sept. 15 @ 11 a.m. Ages 3 - 5 Learn all about apples and make apple art. Registration required. Sloth Day Party Thursday, Oct. 20 @ 11 a.m. Ages 3 - 5 Celebrate International Sloth Day with fun stories and crafts. Registration required. Dino Dance Party Thursday, Nov. 17 @ 11 a.m. Ages 3 - 5 Have a roaring and stomping good time as we move and groove like dinosaurs. Registration required. FAMILY Jungle Bob Tuesday, Oct. 11 @ 6:30 p.m. The whole family can experience hands-on animal fun and facts. Registration required. Family Movie Matinee Friday, Oct. 14 @ 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 @ 2 p.m. Bring the whole family and enjoy a seasonal family favorite. TEEN Craft a Snack Select Tuesdays @ 4:30 p.m. Stop in after school for a craft and a snack. Registration required. Sept. 20: Apple Dip & Junk Journals Oct. 25: Monster Munch & Creepy Crafts Nov. 22: Cranberry Bliss Balls & 3-D Decoupage No School Movie Madness Friday, Oct. 28 @ 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Sit in with friends on a frightful no school movie day. Popcorn provided. No School Game Battles Tuesday, Nov. 8 @ 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. No school means all play with board games and video games. ADULT Introduction to NorthStar Online Learning Select Dates @ Select Times See description on the right. Homemade Holidays Select Dates @ 6 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit and create a monthly-themed craft. Registration required. Oct. 6: Witchy Wreath Nov. 10: 3-D Turkey Dec. 1: Cricut Maker Ornaments Understanding Grief & Loss Wednesday, Oct. 19 @ 6:30 p.m. Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S from Cornerstone of Hope speaks on understanding grief and loss. Registration required. NaNoWriMo Write-In Wednesday, Nov. 2 @ 6 p.m. Join other writers for a write-in to collaborate and kick off National Novel Writing Month! Registration required. 9 Learn to turn on a computer, use a mouse, go online, and access Northstar Digital Literacy for self-paced online learning. Registration required. Sept. 7 @ 6:30 p.m.: Basic Computer Skills Sept. 12 @ 2 p.m.: Basic Computer Skills Oct. 12 @ 6:30 p.m.: Internet Basics Oct. 24 @ 2 p.m.: Internet Basics Nov. 7 @ 2 p.m.: Using Email Nov. 16 @ 6:30 p.m.: Using Email
OUTREACH PROGRAMS Books and Bikes 2nd Saturday of the month, Sept - Oct. @ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bring your bike because this book club will start off with a 5-mile ride from the Black River Reservation’s High Meadows Picnic Area (1750 Ford Rd.) to the Day’s Dam picnic area of the Black River Reservation. Once there, we will discuss the month’s read and finish off with a ride back to where we started! Helmets required. Registration required. Storybook Stroll Story Time SelectDates@10:30a.m. | All Ages EPLS and the Lorain County Metro Parks collaborate to bring you a story time at the Children’s Nature Discovery Trail at Carlisle Reservation, 12882 Diagonal Rd. in LaGrange. Sept. 12: Please Mr. Panda by Steve Antony Nov. 14: PeytonPicksthePerfectPie by Jack Bishop Dec. 12: Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes Mondays at the Rec 3rd Monday of the month @ 11 a.m. (no session in Dec.) Seniors, join us at the Elyria Parks South Rec Center for a program including trivia, art, history discussions, and more! Books on Tap Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 @ 6:30 p.m. | Adults Only Let’s get together at The Foundry Kitchen & Bar to talk about our latest and favorite reads! Find us at 525 Broad Street in Elyria. Little Adventures at Cascade SelectDates@10:30a.m. | All Ages Fall stories, music, and activities. Dress for the weather and bring a blanket. Registration required. Sept. 23: Let’s Have a Hoot! Location: Under thewalkingbridge Sept. 30: Bears! Location: Sledding Hill Oct. 7: Busy Little Squirrels Location: River Side Trail Oct. 14: Leaves are Falling Location: Elywood Park Oct. 21: Bats! Location: Under thewalkingbridge Oct. 28: Pumpkins, Pumpkins! Location: Sledding Hill FIND US @ COMMUNITY EVENTS Neighborhood Walk and Family Fun Festival Saturday, Sept. 10 @ 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | LCCC Apple Festival Saturday, Sept. 17 @ 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Ely Square Halloween Parade Sunday, Oct. 30 @ 2:30 p.m. | Downtown Elyria Festival of Lights Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 3 - 6 p.m. | Ely Square 10 EPLS @LCCC THE EPLS & LCCC LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP HAS RETURNED WITH FALL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY. EPLS @LCCC THE EPLS & LCCC LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP HAS RETURNED WITH FALL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY. GRAPHIC NOVEL READERS 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH @ 3 P.M. | Adults Calling all Graphic Novel readers! Newcomers, lifelong Super-Fans, and everyone in between are welcome to settle in each month as we discuss a wide variety of creations from this blossoming format, including modern classics, New York Times best sellers, and indie gems. Registration required. No book club in December. Sept. 20: Watchmen by Alan Moore ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY THURSDAY, SE T. 22 @ 6 P.M. | Family Join us as we celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day with stories, music, fingerplays, and an elephant themed craft in the children’s room on the second floor of the Library. Registration required. MONSTER MASH BASH THURSDAY, OCT. 20 @ 6 P.M. | Family The goblins are haunting, the monsters will mash. It’s time to get together for a Halloween bash! Join us for some Halloween fun! Registration required. THANKSGIVING FUN THURSDAY, NOV. 17 @ 6 P.M. | Family Gather together to gobble up turkey stories and activities. Registration required.
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