2023 EPLS Spring Newsletter Digital (1)

ADULTS Tiny Art: Painting 1st Wednesday of the Month Feb. - May @ 5 - 7 p.m. Make some time for yourself to rest, relax, and paint. Crochet Collective Every other Thursday starting Feb. 2 @ 6 p.m. Stop at the West River branch for an evening of stitching, chatting, and sharing! The library can provide enough yarn for practice but not enough to complete a project. Please bring your own hooks. Registration is preferred. Tai Chi for Arthritis Every Monday Feb. 6 - May 15 (no class Apr. 10) @ 10 a.m. Easy to learn, enjoyable, and healthy! Open to all ability levels. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. Mysteries in the Morning 2nd Wednesday of the month Feb. - May @ 10 a.m. Elevate your morning with a book discussion. We will sample different types of mysteries every month. Pick up your copy at the West River Patron Services desk. Registration is preferred. The Page Turners 2nd Monday of the month @ 6 p.m. Join us monthly for our popular fiction book club. We have books reserved for YOU. Come in the month before to check it out. Registration is preferred. Feb. 13: All That’s Left Unsaid by Tracy Lien Mar. 13: We are the Brennans by Tracy Lange Apr. 10: The Guncle by Steven Rowley May 8: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundber Tasting Tuesday 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:30 p.m. Join us to learn about different foods with recipes and tastings. Registration is required. Feb. 14: Hot Chocolate Mar. 14: Olives Apr. 11: Honey May 9: Tea Too Good To Be True Book Club 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. Welcome to a non-fiction book club! With every book, we will learn something new and gain a new perspective. Pick up your copy at the West River Patron Services desk. Registration is preferred. Feb. 15: The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay Mar. 15: We Carry Their Bones: the Search for Justice at the Dozier School for Boys by ErinH. Kimmerle Apr. 19: Conversations with People Who Hate Me: 12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers byDylanMarron May 17: Why Didn’t You Tell Me?: a Memoir by Carmen Rita Wong Crafting on a Budget 3rd Monday of the month @ 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Make friends and craft! Program offered twice per day. Registration is required. Feb. 20: Hobbit Door Wreaths Mar. 20: Origami Flower Wand Apr. 17: Succulent Pot Gnome May 15: Tin Wall Pocket Planters Genealogy Club 4th Tuesday of the month Feb. - May @ 6 p.m. This is a chance to share information, experiences, and research tips with fellow genealogy enthusiasts. It’s also a great opportunity to use the library’s computers and print materials to work on your family tree. Open to new and experienced genealogists. Registration is required. SNAP Overview Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 6 p.m. Lorain County Job & Family Services will provide information regarding eligibility for food, cash, medical, and child care assistance. Garden Squad Every Tuesday Mar. 7 - May 30 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for a morning of garden maintenance! Dress for a mess and outdoor activity. Please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and practice sun safety. Newcomers will be asked to fill out a waiver before they participate in the program. Save More at the Grocery Store with Rachel Krych Thursday, Mar. 9 @ 6 p.m. Discover new tips and tricks to save money on grocery shopping and other ideas to help stretch your shopping dollars. Space is limited! Registration is required. Living Well with Dementia Thursday, Mar. 16 @ 10 a.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 is required. Seed Starting Thursday, Mar. 23 @ 6 p.m. Did you know you can use an assortment of household items to start seeds in your home? Bring clothes you can get some dirt on, a pair of gardening gloves, and be prepared to have fun as we get ready for our spring and summer garden. Registration is required. 6 Word Short Story Contest Apr. 1 - 30 Celebrate National Poetry Month with an impactful short story to express yourself. Bring your submission to the West River Information Services Desk for your work to be displayed. Disorder Remedy: Dandelions Thursday, Apr. 6 @ 6 p.m. Learn the many uses and benefits derived from dandelions. Registration is required. Astronomy with Binoculars Thursday, Apr. 20 @ 6 p.m. Dan Walker, member of the Black River Astronomy Society and former NASA employee, will teach us about what you can see in the night sky with only binoculars. This introduction to sky-viewing is bound to be breathtaking! Registration is recommended. Gardening with OSU Extension Select Dates @ 6 p.m. Enjoy an informative presentation by a Master Gardener! Registration is preferred. Apr. 26: Vegetable Gardening May 31: Safe Food Facts for Community Gardens Erie Light & Lighthouse Lore Thursday, May 4 @ 6 p.m. Georgann and Mike Wachter take us on a romantic tour of lighthouses and their lore in this engaging program. Registration is required. Estate Planning and Advanced Directives Thursday, May 18 @ 6 p.m. This presentation will discuss common planning tools including a last will and testament and financial power of attorney; transfer on death tools including transfer on death affidavits for homes and automobiles; and advance directives including a living will and health care power of attorney. Presented by Legal Aid of Ohio. Registration is required. 5 FINANCIAL LITERACY WITH ACHIEVE CREDIT UNION Select Mondays @ 6 p.m. Registration is required. Feb. 6: Economy Basics What is going on in the economy and how does it affect you? Learn terms, trends, and insight on what is happening with our economy and what are some of the projections on where things are going. Learn about what you are hearing on the news and how this impacts us locally and overall. Mar. 6: Fraud in Today’s World Learn about different scams and fraud situations that are out there and how to avoid and protect yourself. Get insight to real life scenarios that people have fallen for, and what you can do to make sure you and your loveds ones don’t fall into the same situations. From con-men to hackers, know how to protect yourself in today’s world. Apr. 3: Retirement Basics Hear about different options to plan for retirement, what tools are available to help you save, how much you might need, and what you should have in place to pass along assets and make sure things are situated the best they can be during difficult times.