7 ADULTS The Underground Railroad in Lorain County Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ 6 p.m. Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad right here in Elyria. Presented by the Lorain County Historical Society. Registration is required. Handmade Cards 1st Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. Spend an evening at the library creating a unique handmade card. Each month features a new design. Supplies provided. Registration is required. Feb. 2: 3D Heart Bouquet Valentine Mar. 2: Spring is Coming Butterfly Apr. 6: Mother Hen & Chick May 4: Pearls & Hearts Mother’s Day Yoga for EVERY Body Saturdays, Feb. 4 - May 4 @ 10 a.m. Start your weekend off right with a morning yoga session! Please dress comfortable, as well as bring your own mat and water. Registration is required. The History of Valentines Tuesday, Feb. 7 @ 6 p.m. Why do we actually celebrate Valentine’s Day? Is it just for the cards or candy? Learn the history behind the holiday. Presented by the Lorain County Historical Society. Registration is required. “Looking at Elyria History Through Ebony Eyes” with Shirley Brown-Reeder Wednesday, Feb. 15 @ 6 p.m. Local author Shirley Brown-Reeder will be visiting the library to discuss Elyria’s Black history, as well as volume two of her “Looking at Elyria Through Ebony Eyes” collection. Registration is required. Computer Basics and Northstar Introduction Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 22 @ 2 & 6 p.m. Learn how to go online and access Northstar Digital Literacy for self-pased online learning. Laptops provided. Registration is required. Craft[er] Hours 3rd Thursday of the month Feb. 22 - May 31, @ 6 p.m. Visit the library for an evening of flexing your crafting skills! Each month presents a new crafty challenge. Registration required. Feb. 16: Wine Cork & Coaster Candle Holder Mar. 16: Pinecone Bird Apr. 20: Sock Bunny May 18: Grapevine Poppy Wreath Shelf Awareness Book Club Last Wednesday of the month Feb. 22 - May 31 @ 6 p.m. What makes a banned book banned? Stop by the library for an evening of discussion and reading dangerously. Scrumdiddlyumptious Gifts Last Monday of the month Select Dates @ 6 p.m. Make and decorate special foodie gifts to give to someone special or save for yourself. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Feb. 27: Hot Chocolate Mix Mar. 27: Soup Mix Apr. 24: Dip Mix May 30: Tea “Bags” Rest & Refresh: Restorative Yoga Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9 @ 6 p.m. Spend an evening to take pause at the library with a restorative yoga session. Classes are small to focus on alternate poses and one-on-one instruction time. Bring your own yoga mat and water. Recommended items include yoga blocks, yoga straps, and a thick towel/blanket. Registration is required. Notable Women of Lorain County Wednesday, March 15 @ 6 p.m. It’s Women’s History Month! Visit the Library and learn about some local notable women. Presented by the Lorain County Historical Society. Registration is required. Financial Literacy Wednesday, Apr. 5 @ 6 p.m. This class will help you to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including knowing how to create a budget, plan for retirement, manage debt, and track personal spending. Registration is required. All Aboard the Titanic Wednesday, Apr. 12 @ 6 p.m. Carrie Chaffee extends a cordial invitation to library patrons to join her for tea in the Cafe Parisienne on board the RMS Titanic in 1912. Presented by the Lorain County Historical Society. Registration is required. Computer Classes Select Dates @ 2 p.m. Need more help with e-mail and Microsoft Word? We will go more in depth with how to navigate through these programs during these focused classes. Laptops provided. Registration is required. Apr. 14: E-Mail May 19: Microsoft Word Eliot Ness: The Cleveland Years Wednesday, Apr. 19 @ 6 p.m. Happy 120th birthday, Elliot Ness! Ness historian Rebecca McFarland will discuss this iconic law man’s years in Cleveland and how he raised the city from a den of corruption to winning the “National Safety Award” in the span of a few years. Registration is required. Fairy Garden Monday, May 1 @ 6 p.m. Make a delightful garden for the fairies around your house to enjoy. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Kumihimo Klub Thursday, May 11 @ 5:30 p.m. An informal get-together for Kumihimo enthusiasts. Bring a Kumihimo project to work on. Session will begin with a short lesson on a new Kumihimo skill. All supplies provided. Note: Beginner level Kumihimo skills are required. Introduction to Kumihimo Thursday, May 25 @ 5:30 p.m. Artist Barb Harris introduces the art of Kumihimo braiding in the beginner class. All supplies provided. Note: This class is required to attend future Kumihimo Klub gatherings and other more advanced classes. Registration is required. All you need is a valid email address to begin as a Northstar Learner. Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS Essential Software Skills Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs Using Technology in Daily Life Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint Want hands-on assistance? Register for: Computer Basics and Northstar Introduction Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 22 @ 2 & 6 p.m. Learn how to go online and access Northstar Digital Literacy for self-pased online learning. Laptops provided. Registration is required. Try this new learning tool today!