2023 EPLS Spring Newsletter Digital (1)

FAMILY FUN @ LCCC Join the EPL staff in the Children’s Room of the Bass Library every fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. for fun family activities. Registration is required. Ozobot Hour Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 6 p.m. Let’s code together using Ozobots, miniature robots that empower code and STEAM education for kids! Family Game Night Thursday, Mar. 23 @ 6 p.m. Let’s unwind and unplug for a fun family game night! Bingo, Giant Jenga, Cornhole, and more. Planet Impressions Thursday, Apr. 27 @ 6 p.m. Earth Day is a day to learn about and remember the importance of protecting the health of our planet. Let’s celebrate Earth Day together! This program will feature the importance of recycling and appreciating nature with activities and crafts. Plant a Rainbow Thursday, May 25 @ 6 p.m. Join us for a story time, music, and indoor gardening fun! PROGRAMS Story Time Stroll @ Carlisle 2nd Monday of the month @ 10:30 a.m. | All Ages EPL 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. Feb. 13: Love Is All Around Ohio by Wendi Silvano Mar. 13: : Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton Apr. 10: Rabbits & Raindrops by Jim Arnosky May 8: It Starts With a Bee by Aimee Gallagher Mondays at the Rec Feb. 13; Mar. 20; Apr. 17; May 15 @ 11 a.m. | Adults Seniors, join us at the Elyria Parks South Rec Center for a rotating monthly program including trivia, art, history discussions, and more! Books on Tap 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 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. Graphic Novel Readers 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 12 p.m. | LCCC Bass Library Adults Only 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. Registration is required. Feb. 14: Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware Mar. 14: Black Hole by Charles Burns Apr. 11: Blankets by Craig Thompson May 9: In by Will McPhail CHILD’S PLAY @ CASCADE PARK Join EPL staff in collaboration with the Lorain County Metro Parks’ Cascade Park for outdoor education and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Cascade Park Nature Center is located at 387 Furnace St. in Elyria. Don’t miss out on the fun! Snow Days @ Cascade Park Saturday, Feb. 18 @ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Explore winter with your family at Cascade Park for FREE! Come enjoy sledding, snowshoeing, warm refreshments, snow painting, a sasquatch hunt and more! Join the Elyria Public Library for story time by the fire from 11-12:30, followed by crafts from 1-3 in the Nature Center. Bring your own supplies and creativity to enter the Family Snowman Decorating Contest. For more information regarding this event, visit: loraincountymetroparks.com/ whats-happening Watch Your Garden Grow @ Cascade Park Nature Center Fridays, April 28 - May 26 @ 10:30 a.m. | All Ages Preschoolers and their caregivers can join us for a gardening themed story time series. Our garden will begin by planting sunflower seeds during the first session, then watching them sprout and grow each Friday until we plant them in the garden at Cascade Park during the last session. Each Friday, we will gather to listen to stories, music, and fun rhymes as well as check on our plants! Registration is required. Apr. 28: Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! May 5: It’s Raining. It’s Pouring! May 12: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! May 19: May Flowers May 26: In the Garden 10 COMMUNITY BOOKMOBILE VISITS Find access to the Library in a neighborhood near you! Cottages at Riverview at 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 550 Sommer Way in Elyria Twin Lakes at 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 42660 Albrecht Rd. in Elyria Wilkes Villa at 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. 1st & 3rdWednesday of the month 199 Louden Ct. in Elyria Harr Plaza at 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. 1st & 3rdWednesday of the month 15 Chestnut St. in Elyria Riverview Plaza at 3:05 - 3:35 p.m. 1st & 3rdWednesday of the month 310 East Ave. in Elyria Kensington Square Apartments at 2:40 - 3:10 p.m. 2nd & 4thWednesday of themonth 535 S. Abbe Rd. in Elyria Call 440-324-9831 or visit elyrialibrary.org for further information! OU T R E ACH The EPLS Bookmobile & Community Programming