Programs

The summer season and summer reading are upon us. This year’s theme is all about building – both construction and community. Our program booklet is filled with opportunities for building “things” in Young Adult, Children’s and DiscoveryWorks, plus opportunities to give back to our community

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What is STEM? Science, Engineering, Technology and Math. This hands-on program is geared to let your 3–5 year old explore and ask questions. Your little ones will discover what works and what doesn’t as they perform a simple task.
No registration required. Numbered tickets are available, beginning at 9:15am. Tickets are picked up on a first-come, first-served basis. You may only take tickets for your child(ren). (Ages 3–5)
Location DiscoveryWorks



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January 25, 2018 DiscoveryWorks - DiscoveryWorks
9:00am - 10:00am
free $0.00

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Create designs and race paths using dominoes.

Location DiscoveryWorks



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February 13, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Free $0.00

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Celebrate the bond between mothers and daughters at our very popular Mother-Daughter Tea. Grandmothers welcome too! Enjoy tea, dainty sandwiches and desserts while Janet Bird, with the Lorain County Historical Society, charms both moms and girls with her collection of Read More …

Location Waugaman Gallery
32649 Electric Blvd.
Avon Lake oh 44012
440.933.8128
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Join us for an evening of lively discussion about a great book. Facilitated by librarian and Avon Lake resident Martha Love. The October selection is Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Books for the following month are available at each meeting. Quantities are limited.

Location Lakeshore Room



Hosted By Adults




This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I. Join us for a special presentation: The March Toward Total War: Germany’s Doctrine of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the Sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania. Professor Emeritus George N. Vourlojianis Ph.D., will talk about the introduction and use of the submarine as a terror weapon, with emphasis on Germany’s sinking of the passenger-liner Lusitania. Funding for this program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities.

Location McMahan Room



Hosted By Adults




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Chronic Pain Self-Management is a six week program developed to teach proven techniques for safely and effectively managing chronic pain (pain lasting six months or more from a variety of causes). Participants learn and practice a safe, no-impact exercise program created by researchers at Stanford University. This program is sponsored and conducted by Fairhill Partners, a non-profit agency devoted to successful aging. Space is limited.

Location McMahan Room



Hosted By Adults




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Did you ever wonder what’s possible? What’s next? Why the thing you need doesn’t work? We can help. Join Assistant Director Gerry Vogel on a three-part tour through the Library’s growing staple of electronic services and devices. Survey the current landscape of phones, tablets, laptops and all the ways you can connect to us, and the rest of the world.

Location Friends Room



Hosted By Adults




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On any given day we are subject to a barrage of news and information. Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what is real and what is
fake. Librarian Sam Snodgrass will discuss how you, the consumer, can evaluate the credibility of information resources.
He will also take your questions.

Location McMahan Room



Hosted By Adults




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Need to do a presentation? The skills to present ideas clearly and communicate effectively are important in today’s world. Local training and development professional Tony J. Tomanek will start with effective presentation strategies, take us through adult learning styles, cover dos and don’ts of using “slideware” and getting delivery and timing right.

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Do you have a local business? Are you thinking of starting one? Find out the latest and best ways to market and grow your business, and meet your neighbors who are in the same boat! Come to one session (a morning and an evening option is provided) with local marketing professional Joe Archacki, founder of Mainstreet Growth LLC.

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Join the eight public libraries, serving Lorain County as we present our 4th Lorain County Reads, a county-wide literary project, featuring mystery author Lisa Black.

Lisa Black
As a forensic scientist at the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, and now a certified latent print examiner and CSI in Florida, Lisa Black is the author of eleven novels. One has been optioned for film and one has reaches the NYT bestseller’s list. The latest novel is Unpunished.

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Author John Keyse-Walker, winner of the 2015 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award, has written another page turner that will keep you guessing until the stunning conclusion. Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed follows Constable Teddy Creque on yet another quest. This time it’s to solve the mysterious death of a young woman by a shark attack…or was it? Books will be available for purchase and signing