Events

January 25 - February 23, 2020

Saturday, January 25

Yoga for Beginners

Adults, join our Saturday yoga class. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel Preregistration required.

Dungeons and Dragons

Come join our fun, beginner level game of Dungeons and Dragons. Our resident Dungeon Master will have characters ready to play so you can join in at any...

Ukulele Workshop for Adults

Learn the ukulele with Sheela Das of Creative Concepts in Music! We’ll cover basics of instrument, blues music and turnarounds for more experienced players!...

Monday, January 27

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga. Join us as we follow along with video led chair yoga exercises every Monday. Check with your healthcare...

Fiber Arts Group

Join other knitters, crocheters and other crafty folks by learning a new skill or bringing in your current project. New attendees are always welcome.

Adult Book Discussion

Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are welcome. December 30th- A Cold and Lonely Place: a novel by Sara J. Henry January 27th - The...

Bilingual Book Club

Join our bilingual book discussion! Copies of the book are available in both English and Spanish at the library. Jan. 27; "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos...

Celebrate the Stars

Come celebrate the stars with Suzie Dills, astronomy extraordinaire and author of Stella’s Starry Adventures. We will enjoy a book reading about Stella, the...

Cybersecurity Basics for Parents and Grandparents

Don’t become a cautionary tale! Learn how to help young ones navigate websites and apps safely, protecting your identity, wallet and electronic devices in...

Tuesday, January 28

Afternoon Adult Book Discussion

Would you like to spend an afternoon each month discussing a great book and making friends? Check out our book discussion group! Copies of the book are...

Adult Book Discussion

Would you like to spend an afternoon each month discussing a great book and making friends? Check out our book discussion group! Copies of the book are...

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Get ready for the Super Bowl with simple, healthy recipes to serve to all of your friends! Preregistration required.

Ninja Night

Come join us for a night of ninja fun as they take over the teen room! Preregistration required.

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Get ready for the Super Bowl with simple, healthy recipes to serve to all of your friends! Preregistration required.

Wednesday, January 29

Lorain County Memory

Discover Lorain County Memory, a searchable online collection of digital photos, texts, oral histories, videos and other local history resources, brought to...

South Lorain Chess Club

Open play chess sessions are for all levels, from beginner to expert. This is an opportunity for chess players to congregate, meet others, talk chess, play...

Drop-In Tech Help

Come with your basic tech questions and get hands-on help.

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Get ready for the Super Bowl with simple, healthy recipes to serve to all your friends! Preregistration required.

Books and Brews- Avon Brewing Company

Adults 21 and over are invited to join us for a cold brew and some good reads at Avon Brewing Company, 37040 Detroit Road, Avon. Participants are responsible...

Thursday, January 30

Toddler Dance Party

Come to the library to play instruments, listen to tunes and have a rockin' good time! Preregistration required.

Toddler Dance Party

Come to the library to play instruments, listen to tunes and have a rockin' good time! Preregistration required.

Foster Care Facts

Join us for an informational session with Lorain County Children Services and one of their current foster parents. They will be able to share their journey...

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Join Carole Klingler, from Dementia Life, as she addresses common challenges and stresses associated with caring for older adults. She’ll share strategies,...

Whet Your Palette "All of Me"

Join Whet Your Palette and Wood Junkie to paint "All of Me" wood frame painting class at Paper Moon Vineyards on January 30th from 6:30-8:30pm. The clip...

Crafty Teens and Tweens: Fabric Collages

Express yourself in a new way, layer by layer. We will provide a variety of materials, but feel free to bring your own if you have something specific in...

Saturday, February 1

Online Dating: How-To

Are you interested in learning about online dating? Join us for a class on the basics and have Valentine's inspired snacks. Preregistration required.

Yoga for Beginners

Adults, join our Saturday yoga class. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel Preregistration required.

North Ridgeville Writers

Come and join us in this pressure free and friendly writing group. Engage in writing exercises and peer critiques, as well as support for whatever project...

Learn Embroidery with Creative Bug

Learn the basics of embroidery guided by a free class on Creative Bug and community volunteers. All supplies provided. Preregistration required.

Superb Owl Saturday: Meet the Owls

Join us to learn all about Ohio’s owls. The Medina Raptor Center will bring a snowy owl and other feathered friends for a live animal presentation....

Winter Term Oberlin Phlox Choir: Olivia Fink, director

The Phlox Ensembles are a choir and orchestra designed to promote women, trans, and non-binary musicians organized by Oberlin Students for Gender Inclusivity...

Sunday, February 2

Winter Term Oberlin Phlox Orchestra: Nan Harrison Washburn and Sophia Bass, conductors

The Phlox Ensembles are a choir and orchestra designed to promote women, trans, and non-binary musicians organized by Oberlin Students for Gender Inclusivity...

Eight Wives of the U.S. Presidents from Ohio

Hear from eight different women who portray the wives of Ohio presidents. Dressed in period costume like their representative First Ladies, the women share...

Monday, February 3

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga. Join us as we follow along with video led chair yoga exercises every Monday. Check with your healthcare...

Blindfold Chocolate Taste Test

Test your palette on a chocolate challenge! For all ages, but those under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Preregistration required.

Family Science Night: Owl Pellet Dissection

Join us as we dissect owl pellets and search for rodent bones. This program is perfect for curious kids that love science and nature. Recommended for ages 4...

History of Valentines

The Lorain County Historical Society will present to help tell the history of this romantic tradition. Vintage valentines will be displayed.

Virtual Reality: Game Night

Come join us to try out the Oculus Quest Virtual Reality Headsets! On the first Monday of every month, we will be trying out a different VR game. February...

American Spiritual Ensemble

The American Spiritual Ensemble vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic repertoire ranging from spirituals to classical to jazz...

Tuesday, February 4

Silly Fun

Come and play games and challenges designed to make you laugh, cry and even think on occasion! Ages 8 to 18. Preregistration required.

Cookbook Discussion

If you love to read, cook, learn and share recipes, this group is for you. Bring a dish from the selected month’s cookbook and share your experience in the...

Four Weeks to Better Health

Please join us as we embark on a journey to regain control of our health, our food, our weight, and the life stress that has become commonplace in today's...

Cookbook Book Club

If you love to read, cook, learn and share recipes, this group is for you. Bring a dish from the selected month’s cookbook and share your experience in the...

Project DAWN Training

Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Participants will receive training on recognizing the signs and...

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion

Would you like to spend an evening each month discussing a great book and making new friends? Check out our book discussion group! Copies of the book are...

Wednesday, February 5

Drop-In Tech Help

Come with your basic tech questions and get hands-on help.

Winter Bird Care

Join us in making bird feeders that support winter birds. Preregistration required.

CD Mandalas

Join us in creating beautiful mandala art on CD’s. We supply the materials, you provide the talent! Adults welcome. Preregistration required.

Lorain County Memory

Discover Lorain County Memory, a searchable online collection of digital photos, texts, oral histories, videos and other local history resources, brought to...

South Lorain Chess Club

Open play chess sessions are for all levels, from beginner to expert. This is an opportunity for chess players to congregate, meet others, talk chess, play...

Essential Oils for Mood Support

Aroma can powerfully impact the way we feel. This time of year we tend to feel a little more down with the lack of Sun. Come out for an educational evening...

Teen Anime Night

Join fellow fans for an evening of anime, manga and light refreshments. G-rated cosplay is encouraged. Perfect for those in sixth to 12th grade....

Chocolate Olympics for Tweens and Teens

Join us for an evening of chocolate fun. Be sure to bring your appetites and your friends. Intended for tweens and teens ages 9 and up. Preregistration...

Faculty Recital: Salvatore Champagne ’85, tenor

A faculty recital performed by Salvatore Champagne ’85, tenor. Program TBA --

Thursday, February 6

Cocoa and a Craft

Simple, sweet crafts with a cup of cocoa for ages 8 and up.

Magic the Gathering Meetup

Sharpen your Magic: the Gathering skills at this monthly meetup! Ages 11-18 Registration Required.

Whet Your Palette "Heart of an Angel"

Come Whet Your Palette at Paper Moon Vineyards! Join us on Feb 6th from 6:30-8:30pm to paint "Heart of an Angel" on a 10X20 canvas. The cost is $35.00 per...

Friday, February 7

Fiber Art Group

Join other knitters, crocheters and other crafty folks by learning a new skill or bringing in your current project. New attendees are always welcome.

Kanopy Film Club

Join us for a film screening of "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise" right here at the library using the Kanopy app. Popcorn and drinks will be...

Faculty Recital: David Bowlin '00 and Sibbi Bernhardsson '95, violin with Tony Cho, piano

A faculty recital performed by David Bowlin '00 and Sibbi Bernhardsson '95, violin, with by Tony Cho, piano. Program: TBA Read more about David Bowlin,...

Saturday, February 8

Yoga for Beginners

Adults, join our Saturday yoga class. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel Preregistration required.

Valentine Craft

Come join us for a family friendly Valentine’s Day craft! Preregistration required.

Senior Reading Buddies- Avon Place

Local seniors and children are invited to join us at Avon Place, 32900 Detroit Road in Avon, for a heartwarming afternoon filled with reading, activities and...

Sunday, February 9

African Drum and Dance

Come enjoy an engaging afternoon with West African drummer Sogbety Dimonade. This interactive performance will provide a glimpse into West African rhythms,...

Faculty Recital: Christa Rakich '75, Spanish organ

A faculty recital performed by organist Christa Rakich '75, as part of the Spanish Organ Dedication Series. Program TBA --

Faculty Recital: Kendra Colton '83, soprano with Kayo Iwama '83, piano

An Oberlin Conservatory faculty recital by Kendra Colton '83, soprano with Kayo Iwama '83, piano. Program TBA __ Read more about Kendra Colton. Read more...

Monday, February 10

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga. Join us as we follow along with video led chair yoga exercises every Monday. Check with your healthcare...

Teen Anime Club

Join us for a fan directed immersion in anime, Japanese media, culture and art. For ages 13 to 18. Preregistration required.

Kids Art Studio: Valentine's Day

Crafty kids are invited to join us to make some valentine‑themed projects. Preregistration required.

"Family Ties" Genealogy Workshop

Ohio Genealogical Society President Margaret Cheney will demonstrate a beginner's approach to researching your family tree. Preregistration required.

Family Storytime

A family fun story time with books, music, finger plays and a craft.

Tuesday, February 11

Four Weeks to Better Health

Please join us as we embark on a journey to regain control of our health, our food, our weight, and the life stress that has become commonplace in today's...

Teen Book Club

Join us in discussing a monthly teen read. Snacks will be provided. Copies of the books are available at the library. Jan. 14; "There Will Come A Darkness"...

Wednesday, February 12

Book Buddies-Adult Book Discussion

Would you like to spend an afternoon each month discussing a great book and making friends? Check out our book discussion group! Copies of the book are...

Crafty Adults

Are you a crafter or would you like to be one? Join us at the library monthly to try a new craft or learn a new skill and make new friends. This program is...

Lorain County Memory

Discover Lorain County Memory, a searchable online collection of digital photos, texts, oral histories, videos and other local history resources, brought to...

South Lorain Chess Club

Open play chess sessions are for all levels, from beginner to expert. This is an opportunity for chess players to congregate, meet others, talk chess, play...

Books and Brews- Speak of The Devil

Adults 21 and over are invited to join us for a cold brew and some good reads at Speak of the Devil, 201 W. Fifth Street, Lorain. Participants are...

Writers Group

Come and join us in this pressure free and friendly writing group. Engage in writing exercises and peer critiques, as well as support for whatever project...

Thursday, February 13

Anti- Valentine's Day Party

Hate the mushy gushy day of love? Do you think Cupid is stupid? Come to the library for snarky snacks, gloomy games, and all things Anti-Valentine's! Dark...

Llama Love

Send some llama love to a special friend or that special someone. Play some games, make a card and enjoy a sweet treat. Preregistration required.

Project DAWN Training

Project DAWN is a community‑based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Participants will receive training on recognizing the signs and...

Tech Club

Explore programming, robots and electronics in a fun, collaborative environment! Designed for children ages 9 and up. Preregistration required.

Women in History Presents: Harriet Tubman

Join us for a performance celebrating the life of Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad Conductor, Army Scout, and African American suffragette! Registration...

Friday, February 14

Fiber Art Group

Join other knitters, crocheters and other crafty folks by learning a new skill or bringing in your current project. New attendees are always welcome.

Virtual Reality: Exploration

Theme - National Geographic On the second Friday of every month, please join us to explore the world using the Oculus Quest Virtual Reality Headsets. Each...

The Danenberg Honors Recital Part I

Part I of Oberlin's annual Danenberg Honors Recital featuring some of the conservatory's most outstanding students. Part II will take place on Friday,...

Saturday, February 15

Yoga for Beginners

Adults, join our Saturday yoga class. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel Preregistration required.

North Ridgeville Writers

Come and join us in this pressure free and friendly writing group. Engage in writing exercises and peer critiques, as well as support for whatever project...

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Wear your fanciest attire and join us for a Fancy Nancy tea party, as well as crafts, activities and fun! For families with children of all ages....

Great Lakes Theater Presents "Sherlock Holmes Meets the Bully of Baker Street"

Theater lovers of all ages, come to the library as we welcome Great Lakes Theater, who will dive into a mystery of Sherlock Holmes! Enjoy the sensational...

Family Cookie Decorating

Come learn how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing. A cookie sheet will be provided. Families with all ages welcome.. Preregistration required.

Sunday, February 16

Underground Railroad in Lorain County

Join Amanda Davidson, from the Lorain County Historical Society, as she discusses Lorain County’s connection to the Underground Railroad and the anti-slavery...

Faculty Chamber Recital

A faculty chamber recital featuring Lisa Stidham, voice; Alexa Still, flute; Kirsten Docter, viola; and Stephen Aron, guitar. Read more about Lisa...

Monday, February 17

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga. Join us as we follow along with video led chair yoga exercises every Monday. Check with your healthcare...

Escape Room

Teens, the library Escape Room is back! Put your puzzle solving and code breaking skills to the test as you try to crack the unsolvable and mysterious...

Drop-In Tech Help

Come with your basic tech questions and get hands-on help.

Family Paint Night

Join us for a creative night, and make a painting on canvas. Guidance and basic materials provided. For all ages and skill levels. Dress for a mess....

Love Potion No. 9

Learn how to use essential oils to bring more joy, love, and energy into your life. Preregistration required.

Tuesday, February 18

Crafternoon

Adults, come enjoy a fun afternoon of crafting at the library. Each month staff will provide instruction on a new exciting project. Preregistration required.

Silly Fun

Come and play games and challenges designed to make you laugh, cry and even think on occasion! Ages 8 to 18. Preregistration required.

Four Weeks to Better Health

Please join us as we embark on a journey to regain control of our health, our food, our weight, and the life stress that has become commonplace in today's...

Change Of Pace Book Club

Would you like to spend an evening each month discussing a great book and making friends? Check out our book discussion group! Copies of the book are...

Beethoven 2020: Lieder Project Concert No. 1

Beethoven 2020: Lieder Project—singers drawn from all over the Division of Vocal Studies accompanied by Thomas Bandy will be performing the Complete...

Wednesday, February 19

Around the World in 80 Bites

Your passport to delicious! Sample flavorful dishes from around the world. Learn new and interesting things about other cultures. Preregistration...

Technology Programs

January 15th Selling Your Stuff Online February 19th Managing Photos Online Preregistration required.

South Lorain Chess Club

Open play chess sessions are for all levels, from beginner to expert. This is an opportunity for chess players to congregate, meet others, talk chess, play...

Drop-In Tech Help

Come with your basic tech questions and get hands-on help.

The Butler Did It- Mystery Book Discussion

Would you like to spend an evening each month discussing a great book and making friends? Check out our book discussion group! Copies of the book are...

Ballet Folclórico Nacional De Mexico De Silvia Lozano

The Ballet Folclórico Nacional De Mexico has taken on the task of spreading, preserving and promoting the culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad. With an...

Beethoven 2020: Lieder Project Concert No. 2

Beethoven 2020: Lieder Project - singers drawn from all over the Vocal Studies division accompanied by Thomas Bandy will be performing the Complete Beethoven...

Thursday, February 20

DIY Mugs

Teens and tweens ages 10 to 18 can design their own mug and enjoy our hot chocolate bar. Preregistration required.

Project DAWN Training

Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Participants will receive training on recognizing the signs and...

Bad Art Night

Let your imagination and sense of humor run wild and create the worst piece of art in the room. Bring yourself and your friends; we will provide snacks and...

Teen Anime Night

Join fellow fans for an evening of anime and light refreshments. Perfect for those in sixth to 12th grade. Preregistration required.

Faculty Recital: Richard Hawkins, clarinet; Kirsten Docter, viola; Haewon Song, piano

A Conservatory faculty recital by Richard Hawkins, clarinet, Kirsten Docter, viola, and Haewon Song, piano. -- Program TBA -- Read more about Richard...

Friday, February 21

The Danenberg Honors Recital Part II

Part II of Oberlin's annual Danenberg Honors Recital featuring some of the conservatory's most outstanding students.

Saturday, February 22

Yoga for Beginners

Adults, join our Saturday yoga class. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel Preregistration required.

Dungeons and Dragons

Come join our fun, beginner level game of Dungeons and Dragons. Our resident Dungeon Master will have characters ready to play so you can join in at any...

Foster Parent Experience

Join us for an informational session with Lorain County Children Services and one of their current foster parents. They will be able to share their journey...

Sherlock Holmes Meets the Bully of Baker Street

Join the world's greatest detective as he utilizes his remarkable skills of observation and deduction to confront his most sensational mystery. But who is...

Sunday, February 23

Hip to That Jazz Band

Join jazz-quartet Hip to That for an afternoon of lively jazz music. Sponsored by the friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. Preregistration...

January 25 - February 23, 2020