The next chapter Summer 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 Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Independence Day Monday, July 4 2 We are pleased to bring you the Summer 2022 issue of The Next Chapter. It wouldn’t be summer without the EPLS Summer Reading Program, which runs from May 31 to July 31. This year’s theme “Oceans of Possibility” inspires curiosity, wonder, and fun! Summer reading was originally created for children to expand their minds in the summer months, and we now also offer a program for adults, to excite all community members to read more. And don’t forget that we no longer charge late fines for our overdue items! Every branch will be offering prizes and drawings for all ages and an incredibly wide range of events and programs to “float your boat” -- pun intended! To give you a taste of what’s in store this summer, we are looking forward to having the Whalemobile at the Central Library, a 43-foot-long life size model of a humpback whale that you can walk inside of! Keystone branch will host a series called “Gardening Do’s” in partnership with the OSU Extension to improve home garden harvests. Our Outreach team will lead “Books and Bikes” on the 2nd Saturdays of the month for a group bike ride and book chat. Come out to our South branch for a Magic Show for the whole family and pick a sample of what’s growing in the community garden. If you are traveling this summer or want a new way to keep up with your reading list, I highly recommend two digital resources we offer that have an amazing selection of digital audiobooks, ebooks, and more: Libby and Hoopla. I especially enjoyed using the Libby app on my phone recently to listen to Adam Grant’s Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know and Oprah Winfrey’s What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, cowritten with Bruce D. Perry. Learn more at our website, call us, or stop by and we will be very happy to help you get started using these resources! I want to take a moment to thank a special library supporter, Gerald Crum, who has retired from his service on the Elyria Public Library System Board of Trustees. He has been incredibly generous with his knowledge, talents, and his time over the many years he served. He was instrumental in the building projects that will serve LaGrange and Elyria for decades to come. EPLS thanks him for his kindness and service to the library. Have a wonderful summer and see you at the library!
3 INTRODUCING: THE EPLS MOBILE TECH VEHICLE The Elyria Public Library System was recently awarded $100,000 of grant funding by The State Library of Ohio’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program to support workforce development outside of the library’s doors. The Mobile Elyria Work & Outreach Center (EWOC) will increase the availability of electronic resources and staff assistance among geographic areas of low income and high unemployment. The Mobile EWOC will be located in an outfitted vehicle designed for travel and one-on-one educational workforce assistance. The Mobile EWOC aims to visit various locations and will contain up to four work stations with laptops, a printer with scanning capabilities, WIFI hotspots, and reference materials that patrons may need to work on resumes, applications, and other necessary paperwork. The Mobile EWOC aims to bring workforce development to you and offer assistance that is needed based on the types of questions that are asked of the library already. We are looking at reaching more than our patrons that walk through the library’s doors. Other organizations supported the Elyria Public Library System during the grant proposal process, including Horizon Education Centers, Lorain County Urban League, Lorain County Workforce Development Agency, and Our F.A.M.I.L.Y. With the support of these agencies, we believe the Mobile EWOC will have significant impact of workforce development in our county. Starting June 1 24/7 Access to Films That Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Kanopy offers more than 30,000 films, including critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. There’s something for everyone, including: • Critically acclaimed films from A24, Magnolia, NEON, Kino Lorber, and more • Popular TV series like Staged, The Librarians, The Returned, The Chosen, Bad Banks, and Prisoner • Classics from Criterion and other key suppliers • Kanopy Kids, a curated educational and entertainment collection just for children, complete with parental controls • Lifelong learning with PBS • A rich international selection representing cinema from around the world • Movies in non-English languages • Thousands of films that support your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives (DEI) Kanopy displays in the Extras section of the Libby app alongside the library’s curated lists, catalog guides, and other streaming media services. After selecting Kanopy in Libby, you will be directed to the Kanopy platform to learn more and get started. You can enjoy Kanopy on all your favorite devices from desktop computers to mobile devices and smart TVs, including Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, and more! COMMUNITY GARDEN: COMING SOON TO WEST RIVER The Elyria Public Library System was recently awarded $10,426 of Healthy Places Grant funding by Lorain County Public Health to install library gardens. The raised-bed gardens will equip our patrons with gardening knowledge and experience in an effort toward self-sufficiency. The gardens will be located at the West River branch as separate raised-bed gardens with various plants. The library garden aims to be an initial point for the community to gain a greater understanding of where food comes from and how to grow food as educational programs are established for our patrons. Beyond programming, the garden will be a public green space that our community can enjoy. “Our goal as a library is to empower our patrons; to help them become more capable and independent,” said Librarian and grant applicant Katlyn Stucke. “One way to do this is to educate people on nutrition and teach children where food comes from. Growing for oneself is a form of independence and empowerment.”
KIDS Story Time Stars Mondays, June 6 - Aug. 8 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 & Under Join us weekly for stories, songs, and crafts! Preschool Pals Wednesdays, June 8 - Aug. 10 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 & Under Join us for this interactive program that includes stories, songs, and more! Bubble Party Thursday, June 9 @ 11 a.m. Ages 2 - 6 Join us for stories, crafts, and some bubble fun! Registration required. Escape Off a Deserted Island! Select Mondays @ 2 p.m. Ages 8 - 12 Oh no! You’ve crashed onto a deserted island. How will you survive before you make your escape? Registration required. June 13: Build a Shelter July 25: Filter Your Water August 8: Escape the Island! Pirate Fun Day Tuesday, June 14 | All Day All Ages Welcome Stop into the children’s room for pirate fun with crafts and activities all day long. Summertime Snacks Select Wednesdays @ 2 p.m. Ages 7 - 12 Join us to make your own yummy summertime snacks! Registration required. June 15: Smoothies July 13: Ice Cream in a Bag Pajama Story Time 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. | Ages 6 & Under Wear your pajamas if you’d like for our family story time! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and even have a bedtime snack. Registration required. Girls Who Code Thursdays @ 2 p.m. June 16 - Aug. 18 For girls entering grades 3 - 5: Have fun at the library this summer and make some new friends while learning the basics of computer coding. Registration required. Summer STEM: Water Wonders 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 1 p.m. | Ages 8 - 14 Learn about the importance of both fresh and salt water with hands-on activities! Registration required. June 21: Coral Reefs July 19: Oil Spills Aug. 16: Aquifers Under the Sea Bingo Wednesday, June 29 @ 2 & 6:30 p.m. Ages 12 & Under Play a fun game of bingo and win a tasty prize! Under the Sea Party Thursday, July 14 @ 11 a.m. Ages 2 - 6 We’ll have oceans of fun with stories, crafts, and under the sea activities! Registration required. Yarn Octopus Craft Friday, July 15 @ 3 p.m. Ages 8 - 12 Come by andmake an adorably simple yarn octopus. Registration required. Sharks in the Library! Thursday, July 21 | All Day All Ages Welcome Stop into the children’s room for fun with shark crafts and activities all day long. Beach Party Thursday, Aug. 4 @ 11 a.m. Ages 2 - 6 Join us for some beachy fun! We’ll have stories, crafts, and activities. Registration required. Happy Birthday, Percy Jackson! Thursday, Aug. 18 | All Day All Ages Welcome It’s Percy Jackson’s birthday! Celebrate with crafts and activities all day long in the children’s room. FAMILY Bermuda Triangle Escape Room Saturday, June 18 @ 12:30 - 4 p.m. | All Ages Visit or call the West River Children’s Desk at 440-324-9823 to register for a 30-minute slot. Take-Home Escape Room Can’t make the escape room? Order a take-home escape room in a bag. Register for Children’s or Teen/Adult. Registration starts June 4; orders must be picked up between June 25 and July 8. Limited supplies. Mad Science: Oceans of Possibilities Wednesday, June 22 @ 2 p.m. All Ages Welcome See right. Family Dungeons & Dragons Saturday, July 23 @ 10 a.m. Play D&D with the whole family in a short fantasy adventure. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Registration required. Hawaiian Princess Party Tuesday, July 12 @ 1 p.m. All Ages Welcome Watch Moana ©Walt Disney Pictures and then meet her! Plus, enjoy Moana-themed activities and crafts all day. Registration required. Our Zoo to You Wednesday, July 27 @ 6:30 p.m. All Ages Welcome Enjoy an evening of hands-on interactive fun at this special animal show. Registration required. TEEN Teen Dungeons & Dragons 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, except June 23 @ 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. Art Workshop 2nd Saturday of the month @ 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 12 - 17 Practice sketching and learn new artistic skills. Registration required. Water War Thursday, August 4 @ 6 p.m. Ages 13 - 17 Face off in a water battle of epic proportions! Registration required. Craft/Mystery Box Every Month | Ages 13 - 17 Every month, try your hand at a fun craft or a mystery to solve will be set out for you to complete at your leisure. WEST RIVER 4
ADULTS Classic Movie Matinee June 6, July 11, Aug. 1 @ 1 p.m. Drop in and enjoy a matinee showing of select classic films. Hooks ‘n Books June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 @ 6 p.m. Discuss a book and work on your fiber arts! Registration required. Page Turners 2nd Thursday of the month @ 2 p.m. Join us for our popular fiction book club, now in the afternoon! We have books reserved for you at our circulation desk; come in the month before to check it out. Registration required. June 9: L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon July 14: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Aug. 11: What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster Open Studio Jun 9, July 14, Aug. 25 & 31 @ 5 - 7 p.m. We are turning the Miller Room into an art studio! Come in and try your hand at a variety of art mediums. Supplies are limited; please keep projects to a manageable size. Art mediums available will be origami, acrylic paint, air-dry clay, coloring, and pastel chalk. Tasting Tuesday 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:30 p.m. Join us as we learn about different foods with recipes and tastings. Registration required. June 14: Coffee July 12: Mayo Aug. 9: Melon Composting for Beginners Wednesday, June 15 @ 6 p.m. Learn how to compost to reduce food waste and improve your soil quality! Presented by the OSU Extension Service. Registration required. Tea and Tales June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 @ 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. Living with Dementia Thursday, June 16 @ 10 a.m. Jerry Devis from the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation will talk about dementia and Alzheimer’s. Registration required. Crafting on a Budget June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 @ 2 & 5:30 p.m. Make friends and a craft. It’s so much fun we do it twice a day! 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 June 28, July 26, Aug. 23@6 p.m. 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 experiences genealogists. Registration required. Shipwrecks of Lake Erie Wednesday, June 22 @ 6 p.m. Explore a great history of shipwrecks on a great lake. Presented by Georgann and Mike Watchter. Registration required. There’s a Park for That Thursday, June 23 @ 2 p.m. Discover your Lorain County Metro Parks through a multi-media presentation including photos, history, and trivia about each park location. Learn about upcoming events, programs, and other ways to explore these local treasures! Registration required. Growceries Wednesday, June 29 @ 5 p.m. Stop in for a small presentation on vegetables you can grow from scraps. The Beatles in Cleveland Thursday, July 21 @ 6 p.m. Dave Schwensen will talk about the excitement of when the Beatles came to Cleveland. Registration required. Beginning and Maintaining a Healthy Aquarium Wednesday, July 13 @ 6 p.m. Ken McGill of Lorain County Aquarium Society will discuss starting and maintaining your home aquarium. Registration required. Cool Weather Crops Wednesday, Aug. 3 @ 6 p.m. Learn about what seeds to start in late summer so you can continue to enjoy gardening through the fall. Presented by the Ohio State University Extension Service. Registration required. Craft Swap Saturday, Aug. 20 @ 10 - 11 a.m. for Donors Only @ 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open to Public Has your craft table disappeared under a pile of leftover craft supplies? Let your cast-offs become someone else’s treasure! Stop by the Miller Room anytime between August 15 - 19 to donate your unwanted, gently used craft supplies! Then on the 20th come in and take home new gently used treasures. All items left at the end of the day will be donated. No registration required. ODNR Hunter Education Course Thursday, Aug. 25 @ 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27@9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy the great outdoors safely! You must attend both sessions. Register at www.ohiodnr.gov. Calling for Clippings Did you start too many tomato plants? Perhaps you were a tad too ambitious with the pepper seeds? Do you have too much lavender, marigold, or basil? Bring your extra starts to West River for our Garden Nook. If you have your own garden and need some inspiration, then come on in and take a plant or two from your friendly neighbors. 5
KIDS Baby Play and Learn Tuesdays, June 7 - Aug 9 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 0 - 36 months It’s story time with our youngest library friends! Stop by the library with your little one for an evening of stories, songs, and play. Ready-to-Read Preschool Storytime Thursdays, Jun. 9 - Aug. 11 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Help your child get ready for preschool with crafts, stories, singing, and rhyming! Movie Monday June 6 & 20, July 18, Aug. 8 & 22 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ages 5 - 10 Drop by the Story Time Room on select Monday Mornings for a casual screening of ocean-themed movies and documentaries. Craftlettes Thursday, June 9, July 7, Aug. 11 @ 5:30 p.m. | Ages 9 - 12 Let your creativity flow with ocean-themed crafts for tweens! Ocean Commotion Saturday, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, Aug. 6 & 20 @ 2 p.m. Ages 9 - 12 Dive into an “Ocean of Possibilities” with cool ocean themed experiments, fun hands-on-activities and interesting ocean facts. All supplies included. Registration required. The Whalemobile Tuesday, June 14 @ 2 - 4 p.m. Ages 5 - 12 See right. Ideas-R-Us Wednesday, June 15, July 13, Aug. 17 @ 5:30 p.m. | Ages 9 - 12 Each month we will test and tease our brain cells and skills with a new challenge. We provide all supplies, you provide the curiosity! TEEN Manga Meet Up Friday, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5 @ 4 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Calling all manga fans! Let’s meet up and discuss the latest and greatest offered in manga! Registration required. Culinary Catastrophe Tuesday, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 @ 5:30 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Stop by the Makerspace for a snack which may or may not grow into a culinary catastrophe. All supplies provided. Please bring your sense of culinary curiosity. Teen Gaming Saturdays @ 1 - 5 p.m. (Except June 4) Ages 13 - 17 What do Exploding Kittens, Poetry for Neanderthals, and Smash Bros. all have in common? They’re available to play at the library! Drop in on Saturday afternoons to show off your skills or challenge your friends. All skill levels welcome! [Write Here] Mondays, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, Aug. 15 & 29 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 It’s been said that all one needs to become a successful writer is to have a room of one’s own. The library has a room, so how about stopping in, and we’ll do some writing. Illustrators are welcome, too! Registration required. Crafternoon Thursday, June 23, July 21, Aug. 25 @ 1:30 p.m. Ages 13 - 17 Drop by the Makerspace and flex your crafting skills. FAMILY Family Film Night 1st Wednesday of the month, @ 6 p.m. | All Ages Stop by the library for a snack and a family friendly movie! Registration required. June 1: Finding Nemo July 6: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Aug. 3: The Little Mermaid World Oceans Day Wednesday, June 8 @ 5 p.m. Celebrate our World’s Oceans and discover through handson activities why they are so important to protect and why they are vital to the wellbeing of our planet. Registration required. Under the Sea Jamboree Saturday, July 16 @ 2 p.m. See right. 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 ADULTS Handmade Cards 1st Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. Spend an evening at the library creating a unique handmade card. All supplies provided. Each month features a different design. Registration required. Craft[er] Hours 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. Visit the library for an evening of flexing your crafting skills! Each month presents a new crafty challenge. Registration required. An Afternoon with the U.S.S. Cod Saturday, June 18 @ 2 p.m. See right. Rest & Refresh Yoga 4th Thursday of the month @ 6 - 7:30 p.m. Spend an evening to take a pause at the library with a restorative yoga session. Classes are small to focus on alternate poses. Please bring your own yoga mat and water. Recommended materials include yoga blocks, yoga straps, and a thick towel/blanket. Registration required. Shelf Awareness Last Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. | Adults 18+ What makes a banned book banned? Stop by the Central Library for a night of reading dangerously and discussing a challenged/banned book! Registration required. June: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas July: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult August: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
KIDS Lego Club Tuesdays @ 4 - 5 p.m. | Ages 4+ Join us every Tuesday for fun Lego challenges. PJ Story Time Tuesdays, June 7 - Aug. 9 @ 6:15 p.m. | Ages 0 - 5 Put on your PJs and bring your stuffed animal to story time. Mornings on the Go Story Time Wednesdays, June 8 - Aug. 10 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 0 - 5 Stop in Wednesday mornings for a story, craft, and activity. Seashell Animals Thursday, June 9 @ 2:15 p.m. Ages 6+ Turn seashells into magnets. Registration required. Beach Party Friday, June 17 @ 10:30 a.m. Ages 0 - 5 Come join our outdoor beach party! We’ll enjoy a story, play games, and do crafts! Registration required. Camp Half-Blood Thursday, July 14 @ 2 p.m. Step into the world of Percy Jackson as you attend Camp Half-Blood for the day. Registration required. Pirate Party Friday, July 22 @ 10:30 a.m. Ages 0 - 5 Yar maties! Join us buccaneers on this pirate adventure. We’ll enjoy a story, play games, and make pirate crafts. Registration required. Shark STEM Experiment Thursday, Aug. 11 @ 2:15 p.m. Ages 6+ Let’s celebrate shark week by doing our own experiment! Registration required. FAMILY Lindsay Bonilla “Oceans of Possibilities” Saturday, June 18 @ 1:30 p.m. See below. Family Coloring Club 4th Saturday of the month All Day | All Ages Welcome Complete a relaxing coloring page or make yourself a packet of pictures to go! Family Movie Matinee Saturday, July 16 @ 2:30 p.m. Pull up a blanket and join us while we enjoy the movie Shark Tale. Registration required. Family Game Night Thursday, Aug. 18 @ 6:30 p.m. Come out and play different outdoor games with your family on the lawn. Registration required. TEEN Paint Stick Beach Flag Thursday, June 23 @ 4 p.m. Ages 11+ Mark a decorative beach themed flag for your room. Smash Bros. Tournament Thursday, July 28 @ 3:30 p.m. Ages 11+ Can you win this Smash Bros. tournament? Bring the heat and find out! Seashell Keychain Thursday, Aug. 25 @ 4 p.m. Ages 11+ Make your own keychain using various seashells. Registration required. ADULT Gardening Do’s Select Dates @ 6 p.m. Presented by the OSU Extension of Lorain County, this series will provide you with topical seasonal tips. June 6: Managing Pests and Diseases July 5: When and What to Harvest Aug. 1: Harvesting with More Seasonal Crops DIY Home Decor 2nd Monday of the month @ 6 p.m. Come and create your very own home decor. Registration required. June 13: Tile Coasters July 11: Seashell Planter Aug. 8: Nautical Hoop Wreath Book Nook 3rd Monday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for a book discussion with friends. Stop in to pick up a copy of this month’s book. Registration required. June 20: One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak July 18: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Aug. 15: All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank Stitch and Share 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting, cross-stitching, crocheting, or hand-quilting project to work on while sharing tips and ideas with friends. Monday Matinees Select Mondays @ 2 p.m. Stop in and enjoy a classic film with us! Popcorn will be provided. June 13: Ocean’s Eleven (1960) June 20: True Grit (1969) June 27: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) July 11: A Star Is Born (1976) July 18: Rear Window (1954) July 25: The Parent Trap (1961) Aug. 1: 3:10 to Yuma (1957) Aug. 8: Sabrina (1954) Aug. 15: Magnificent Seven (1960) 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 @ June 6 - Aug. 8 (Except July 4) @ 11 a.m. Ages 0 - 5 Join us for super silly stories and songs. Slimy Science Select Tuesdays @ 3 p.m. Ages 6+ Dress for a mess as we discover our ocean through slimy science experiments. Registration required. June 21: Mermaid Sparkle Slime June 28: Salt Dough Starfish July 5: Volcano Slime July 12: Pirate Treasure Eggs July 19: Shark Slime Ocean Protectors Select Thursdays @ 11 a.m. Ages 3 - 6 Learn about how to protect earth’s oceans through a simple science experiment and craft. Registration required. June 30: O is for Ocean July 7: C is for Coral July 21: S is for Shark Bingo for Books Wednesday, Aug. 10 @ 3 p.m. Ages 5 - 12 Play some bingo, win some books! FAMILY Sand Art Saturday Saturday, June 18 | All Day Bring the whole family to create a one-of-a-kind sand art masterpiece. Jim Kleefeld’s Oceans of Fun Magic Show Monday, July 11 @ 2:30 p.m. Join us for a magical time as Jim Kleefeld presents his Oceans of Fun Magic Show. Registration required. Bubble Bash Saturday, July 23 @ 2 p.m. (rain date July 30) Join us on the lawn as we make some giant bubbles. Registration required. Flavors of the Seven Seas Tuesday, July 26 @ 6 p.m. Taste and explore flavorful snacks from around the world, and make candy sushi for dessert! Registration required. TEEN Mermaid Sugar Scrub Thursday, June 23 @ 4:30 p.m. Ages 12 - 18 DIY simple fun scrubs and bath bombs. Registration required. Cake Pops and K-Pop Thursday, July 28 @ 4:30 p.m. Ages 12 - 18 Decorate cake pops while listening to and celebrating all things K-Pop. Registration required. Monogram Keychains Tuesday, Aug. 16 @ 4:30 p.m. Ages 12 - 18 Design and decorate a keychain with your initials. Registration required. ADULT Flip Flop Decor Tuesday, June 7 @ 6:30 p.m. Make a summer sign out of flip flops to brighten your decor. Registration required. Sea Life String Art Wednesday, July 13 @ 6:30 p.m. Hammer out some sea themed creatures. Registration required. Delightful Delicious Dips Wednesday, Aug. 3 @ 6:30 p.m. Mix up some delicious dips to go with fresh veggies from our community garden. Registration required. 9 MAKERSPACE T-Shirt Designer Wednesday, June 15 @ 2:15 p.m. Ages 9+ Use the Cricut design space to make your own logo and iron it onto a shirt. Registration required. Seaside Fiesta Wednesday, July 6 @ 2:15 p.m. Ages 9+ Join us in the makerspace and learn how to make fruit salsa and cinnamon chips. Registration required. Build-a-Boat Wednesday, Aug. 17 @ 2:15 p.m. Ages 9+ Use recycled material to build your own boat. Then we will test them on the water. Will yours survive the sink or float test? Registration required. Take what you need! Leave what you can! EPLS would like to introduce Freedge to the community. The Freedge located at EPLS South is the first Freedge location in Ohio. Freedge is a sharing mechanism aiming to reduce food insecurity and food waste, building a stronger community. Freedge promotes equal access to healthy food through the installation of community fridges that are used to share food and ideas at the neighborhood level. Thanks to the great collaboration with Americorps and Horizon Education Centers for making the Freedge project possible!
OUTREACH PROGRAMS Storybook Stroll Story Time 2nd Monday of the Month @ 10:30 a.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. June 13: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle July 11: Five Fuzzy Chicks by Diana Murray Aug. 15: Tip Toe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson Mondays at the Rec 3rd Monday of the Month @ 11 a.m. (no session in June) 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 June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 @ 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. Books and Bikes 2nd Saturday of the month, June - Oct. @ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bring your bike because this monthly discussion group will start off with a 5-mile ride from the High Meadows Picnic Area of the Black River Reservation (1750 Ford Rd. in Elyria) to the Day’s Dam picnic area of the Black River Reservation. Once there, we will discuss the month’s reading and finish off the program with a ride back to where we started! Discussion books can be picked up at the West River Branch Library. Helmets required. Registration required. Library at the Park Wednesdays, July 6 - Aug. 17 @ 10 - 11 a.m. | All Ages Visit Cascade Park to board the bookmobile. Join us for a fun family-friendly activity. Take a Hike! Select Dates @ 10:30 a.m. Adults Only Combine your love of reading and the outdoors. Chat about what you are reading while hiking at various Lorain County Metro Park trails. June 17: Equestrian Trail at Carlisle Reservation; 13630 Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, OH July 15: Black River Loop at Cascade; 387 Furnace St., Elyria, OH Aug. 19: Rowland Nature Preserve; 7621 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH FIND US @ COMMUNITY EVENTS Third Thursdays 3rd Thursday of the Month @ 5 - 9 p.m. | Ely Square Elyria Farmers Market June 25 & July 30 @ 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Ely Square 10 SUMMER 2022 BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE TUESDAY June 7 & 21 | July 5 & 19 | Aug. 2 & 16 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Pheasant Run June 14 & 28 | July 12 & 26 | Aug. 9 11:20 a.m. - 12 p.m. Westway Gardens 1 - 1:45 p.m. Harr Plaza WEDNESDAY June 1, 15, & 29 | July 6 & 20 | Aug. 3 & 17 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cascade Park* 2 - 2:45 p.m. Riverview Plaza 3 - 3:45 p.m. Colonnade June 8 & 22 | July 13 & 27 | Aug. 10 2:15 - 3 p.m. Cambridge Court Townhomes 3:15 - 4 p.m. Kensington Square Apartments THURSDAY June 2, 16, & 30 | July 14 & 28 | Aug. 11 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Wilkes Villa 10:40 - 11:15 a.m. RJ Gordon Manor 2:15 - 3 p.m. High Point in the Park Apartments 3:10 - 4 p.m. Foxes Lair Apartments June 9 & 23 | July 7 & 21 | Aug. 4 & 18 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. West Ridge Green Mobile Home Park 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Twin Lakes Homes *Weekly July 6 - Aug. 17
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