1 THE NEXT CHAPTER www.elyrialibrary.org June - August 2024 Newsletter Elyria Public Library

2 UPCOMING CLOSINGS DEAR FRIENDS, Memorial Day May 27 Independence Day July 4 All of us at EPL are so excited to kick off another fun and fantastic summer reading program! This year’s theme Adventure Begins at your Library invites kids, teens, and adults to participate in a community-wide reading challenge that incentivizes reading in any format. The more you read, the more entries you get toward winning prizes, and kids earn milestone prizes along the way too. We hope you’ll make library visits part of your summer fun! We are also thrilled to be unveiling a new space, Connect Commons, an intergenerational social space at the Central Library for people to build with a variety of LEGO® pieces and get creative together. We will host a series of weekly programs called Adventurers Assemble! for kids 6-12 featuring creative problem-solving challenges and new artistic design techniques using LEGO® pieces. The concept was dreamed up by our inventive and creative team and is funded by a LSTA grant from the State Library of Ohio. I would also like to put in a plug for the Library of Things, and share this great web resource with pictures of all the items you can borrow. Did you know you can check out a Roku, a soldering kit, a car diagnostic scanner, a balloon arch kit, happy birthday yard signs, sewing machines and more? Visit the EPL website or scan the QR Code to take a look at the catalog! Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and we hope to see you soon! Warmly, Jen Starkey PROGRAM REGISTRATION EPL opens program registration at various times according to age group. Adult Programs: Registration opens simulatenously on May 3. Kid, Family Programs: Registration opens four weeks prior to program date. Tween, Teen Programs: Registration opens four weeks prior to program date. www.elyrialibrary.org A Note from the Director Library News Central Keystone South West River Outreach Collections Library Friends Special Services IN THIS ISSUE 2 3 4-6 7 8 9-11 12-13 14 15 16

3 LIBRARY NEWS Discover what’s happening at EPL this season This year’s summer reading program is funded by EPL Friends of the Library and Friends of EPLS Keystone. We would also like to thank our local businesses who donated prizes. Thank you for making this program special for all our readers.

4 KIDS Maker Mondays Mondays, June 3 - Aug. 5 @ 3:30 p.m. I Ages 6 - 12 Let’s explore the world of STEM. Each week you will receive a different challenge to complete. Baby Play & Learn Tuesdays, June 4 – July 30 @ 6 p.m. I Ages 0 - 3 This series is for our youngest library friends. Come for stories, rhymes, and songs stay for play! Wiggles and Giggles: Baby Play Time Wednesdays, June 5 - July 31 @ 10 a.m. I Ages 0 - 3 Come and have fun while increasing your child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being through play. Ready-to-Read Story Time Thursdays, June 6 - Aug. 1 @ 10:30 a.m. I Ages 3 - 5 Get ready for preschool with an interactive story time, filled with songs, rhymes, and a craft! Nature Explorers @ 3 p.m. I Ages 6 - 9 Let’s use the materials in our natural world to create something new! Registration is required. June 12: Map Printing July 9: Stick Boats Aug. 14: Nature Painting Adapted Story Time Sat., June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 @ 2 p.m. I Ages 3 - 7 Join us for this story time designed for children who may not be successful in a typical story time experience. Registration is required. Little Tyke Adventures Saturday, June 22 @ 2 p.m. I Ages 0 - 5 If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk you, can sing. Come dance, sing, and play games with Storyteller Joanie Calem! Registration is required. TWEEN Edible Science Select Thursdays @ 1 p.m. I Ages 9 - 12 Let’s experiment with food! June 13: Edible Slime July 11: Sour Candy Experiments Aug. 8: Blind Taste Test Registration is required. Elevator Escape Room Monday, June 17 @ 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Ages 9 - 12 Put your detective skills to the test and take a crack at an escape room with your team! To register, call the EPL Central Youth Services at 440-322-0461. Registration is required. Stay-cation with Oculus Quest Wednesday, July 17 @ 2 p.m. I Ages 9 - 12 Come journey into the world of virtual reality! Board Game Crusade Monday, July 22 @ 1:30 pm | Ages 9 - 12 Check out some classic and new board, card, and dice games! Mario Kart Tournament Saturday, July 27 @ 2 p.m. I Ages 9 - 12 Race against your friends and find out who is the superior driver in Mario Kart! CENTRAL 211 Second Street | Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.323.5747

5 TEEN Edible Adventures Select Tuesdays @ 1 p.m. I Ages 13 - 18 Join us and try a tasty challenge for you and your friends as we adventure around the world! Good Luck! Registration is required. June 4: French Quiche July 2: Swedish Meatballs Aug. 6: Belgian Waffles Select Start Gaming Club Select Fridays @ 3:30 p.m. I Ages 13 - 18 Video games at home getting boring? Come play at the Library with friends instead! June 21: Minecraft July 19: Oculus Quest Aug. 16: Mario Games Submarine Escape Room Monday, July 15 @ 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Ages 13 - 18 Come put your detective skills to the test and take a crack at an escape room with your team! To register, call the EPL Central Youth Services at 440-322-0461. Registration is required. Pathfinder RPG Adventure Saturday, August 10 @ 2:30 p.m. | Ages 13 - 18 Join friends and embark on a glorious adventure through the popular role-playing game, “Pathfinder.” With a special guest storyteller, we can help the story unfold! Registration is required. Glow Painting Monday, August 12 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 13 - 18 Create a masterpiece featuring glow-in-the-dark paint! Registration is required. ADULTS Handmade Cards 1st Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. | Scheide Room Spend the evening creating a unique handmade card. All supplies provided. Registration is required. June 5: Summer Sunshine July 3: Pop-up Stars and Spangles Aug. 7: Color Change Chameleon A Matter of Balance Mondays, June 10 - July 29 @ 10 a.m. | Rotary Room Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. This is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Presented by Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. Registrants are requested to sign up for the series. Wildlife Silhouette Art Wednesday, June 12 @ 6 p.m. | Rotary Room Create a unique and colorful animal silhouette art piece to hang on your wall. Registration is required Kumi Klub 2nd Thursday of the month @ 5:30 p.m. | Makerspace Open to anyone who has taken the Kumihimo for Beginners and wants to learn more advanced Kumihimo skills Registration is required. Make-It/Take-It Earrings Saturday, June 15 9:30 a.m. | Makerspace All Level/Beginner friendly. Design and make your own earrings. All supplies and instruction in basic wirework skills will be provided Registration is required. Books and Banter Last Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. | Scheide Room Banter about some eclectic fiction selections. Monthly read available at the Ask Me Desk. June 26: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt July 31: The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger Kumihimo for Beginners Saturday, June 29 @ 9:30 a.m. | Makerspace Learn the basic 8-warp Kumihimo braiding technique and make a keychain or bracelet. Registration is required.

6 Stories from a NASA Photographer Thursday, July 11 @ 6 p.m. | Rotary Room Working for a NASA Contractor, Marv Smith served as a Glenn Research Center photographer for 37 years until his retirement. Marv will share hundereds of his NASA photos and the stories behind their creations. Registration is required. True Crime Trivia Night Tuesday, July 16 @ 6 p.m. | Rotary Room Are you a true crime aficionado or are you just curious? Join us for an evening of crime and fun while testing your knowledge of crimes, murderers, and kidnappings. Registration is required. Birding in Lorain County Wednesday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. | Rotary Room Learn the basics of birding as we discuss which birds are native to Lorain County, where they can be found, and what’s the difference between bird-watching and birding anyways. Presented by the Black River Audubon Society. Registration is required. Festival of Lights Bangle Bracelet Saturday, August 3 @ 9:30 a.m. | Makerspace Learn to make designer Jill Wiseman’s beautiful and sparkly bracelet using basic beadweaving techniques. All levels/beginner friendly. Registration is required. Mocktail Happy Hour! Wednesday, August 14 @ 6 p.m. | Rotary Room Come and discover both a brief history of the mocktail, different drinks, and mocktails you can enjoy at home! Registration is required. Braids and Beads Saturday, August 17 @ 9:30 a.m. | Makerspace Open to anyone who has taken Kumihimo for Beginners. Take your weaving skills to the next level. Registration is required.

7 KIDS Baby Play Group Wednesdays June 3 - Aug. 19 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 0 - 2 Join us for play time! Connect with other babies and families as we explore open-ended materials during an unguided play time. This play group is for babies and their caregivers. Preschool Play Group 2nd and 4th Monday of the month June 10 - Aug. 12 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Come join us and get your wiggles out! Enjoy connecting with other children and families while exploring free play with open-ended materials. This play group is for preschool aged children and their caregivers. Morning-on-the-Go Story Time Tuesdays, June 4 - July 30 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Make the Library a part of your little one’s morning routine with a story time, craft, and activity. Lego Club Tuesdays, June 4 - August 13 @ 4:30 p.m. | Ages 6+ Calling all Lego® lovers! Come join us for a new brick challenge each week. Summer Art Studio Select Thursdays @ 3 p.m. | Ages 6 - 12 Come and create! We will be exploring creativity with a different art medium/technique. Registration is required. June 13: Paints July 11: Printmaking Aug. 8: Collage/Mixed Media Pokémon Party Friday, June 21 @ 1 p.m. | Ages 6 and up Show off your cards to other collectors and enjoy Pokémon trivia and crafts! No trading or selling will be permitted. FAMILY Family Movie Night Thursday, June 6 @ 6 p.m. Kick off your summer with an adventure! Bring your blankets and snacks and enjoy! Registration is required. Red, White and Blues Thursday, June 27 @ 6 p.m. Fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket or folding chair and listen to Americana music performed by the Lagrange Community Band. Pony Tales Farm Pony Rides Saturday, July 6 @ 11 a.m. Bring your littles to the Library to ride some miniature ponies. Rider weight limit : 60 lbs. Registration is required. Jigsaw Puzzle Competition Saturday, June 15 @ 10 a.m. Do you like to jigsaw? Come test your skills! Patrons will get a 300-piece puzzle to complete. Whoever finishes first wins a small prize. TWEEN/TEEN Lorain Learning Lab Select Dates June 24 • June 25 • June 26 12 - 4 p.m. | Meeting Room CollegeNOW of Greater Cleveland returns to host the Lorain Learning Lab. High school students are invited to participate in ACT prep, exploring careers, and learning about college admissions. Registration is required. Swiftie Swag Party Friday, July 19 @ 1 p.m. | Ages 8 - 14 Come and make friendship bracelets to share while listening to Taylor’s best hits. Registration is required. ADULT “Your Adventure Starts Here” Book Discussion Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30 p.m. | Conference Room We will read or reread Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer to kick off the adult Summer Reading Program. Desserts will be available. Heritage Tourism: More Than Museums Monday, June 3 @ 6:30 p.m. | Meeting Room Learn about the trends in heritage travel, success stories and how communities are celebrating and sharing their heritage. Registration is required. Open Crafting Hour Every Wednesday of the month June 5 - August 14 @ 6:30 p.m. | Meeting Room Come work on your work in progress with fellow crafters! Ales and Tales Last Monday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. | Offsite Would you like to explore British literature in a pub? Join us for a new adventure in a monthly book discussion at The Bulldog Pub and Grille. Find us at: 108 E. Main Street in LaGrange June 24: One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware July 29: The Paying Guest by Sarah Waters Aug. 26: Life after Life by Kate Atkinson Registration is required. Exploring the Taste of Coffee Saturday, July 13 @ 10 a.m. | Meeting Room Sample various roasts of coffee and learn about how their origins affect their different flavors. Samples are from LaGrange’s Cawley’s Confections. KEYSTONE 133 East Commerce Drive | LaGrange, OH 44050 | 440.322.0119

8 KIDS Lego Legends Select Dates June 3, 17 • July 2, 30 August 13, 27 @ 4 p.m. | Ages 5 - 12 Join us for a fun afternoon of building spaceships, animals, skyscrapers, or whatever your heart desires. Will you be the next Lego® Legend? Alphabet Adventures Story Time Select Thursdays @ 11 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Explore our world through stories and songs each month. June 6: A is for Adventure July 11: I is for Imagination Aug. 8: O is for Olympics Messy Makerspace Mondays Select Dates @ 3 p.m. | Ages 4 - 12 Come visit our Makerspace and get your hands dirty. Try a different art project with each visit! June 10: Balloon Painting June 24: Glow in the Dark Ice Painting July 8: Air Dry Clay Molds July 22: Wacky Water Beads DIY Friendship Bracelets Select Thursdays @ 4 p.m. | Ages 8 - 12 Learn how to make your very own friendship bracelets! A different techinque will be taught each month come and learn them all! June 13: Spiral Staircase July 11: Candy Stripe Slime Time Select Dates @ 4 and 5 p.m. | Ages 6+ Join us in the Makerspace for a fun and messy time creating your very own slime to take home with you. Registration is required. June 18: Color Changing Slime July 16: Playdough Slime What’s Your Favorite Summer Read? Wednesday, July 11 @ 1 p.m. | Adults Gather together with your fellow readers and discuss what books you associate with summer and why! Summer Sips: Mocktail Mixology 4th Thursdays of the month @ 4:30 p.m. | Adults Sample and learn to make wonderful summer mocktails that will make you the hit of your next party or bbq. June 27: Cranberry-Lime Mocktail & Mango-Lime Spritzer July 25: Mermaid Refresher & Blueberry-Basil Limeade FAMILY/TEENS Abstract Painting Wednesday, June 26 @ 2 - 3:30 p.m. | Teens Learn about some of the techinques and artists that have helped to make this one of the most adventurous genres of art while also creating your own masterpiece to take home with you. Registration is required. The First Annual Paper Airplane Derby Monday, July 15 All Day | All Ages Meet us back by our beautiful mural and craft a paper airplane to test on our landing strip. Whoever crafts the plane that flies the furthest wins the glory of being the first Paper Plane Champ! Summer Bubble Bash Thursday, August 1 @ 1 p.m. | All Ages Who doesn’t love bubbles. Come play in the suds with Ms. Julie and Ms. Elizabeth and make some new friends while having fun. ADULT Crash Course Select Mondays @ 1 p.m. | Adults Come learn the basics of some of the most widely used computer programs. June 3: Microsoft Word July 8: Microsoft Excel Aug. 5: Microsoft Powerpoint I Can’t Believe It’s Plant-Based Select Fridays @ 2 p.m. | Adults Sample and learn to make a few classics in a completely plant-based fashion. Registration is required. June 7: Chocolate Avocado Pudding July 12: Cashew Nacho Cheese Aug. 9: Mushroom and Walnut Pâté SOUTH 340 15th Street | Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.322.0190

9 KIDS Summer Reading Kickoff! Tuesday, May 28 @ 4 - 7 p.m. | All Ages Sign up for summer reading, visit with the Barnyard Petting Zoo, and more! Fables and Fun! Mondays, June 3 - July 29 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 and under Fun for the little ones with fantastical stories, songs, and crafts! Little Adventures Wednesdays, June 5 - July 31 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Adventure with us into fun stories with songs and crafts! Popsicles on the Patio Mondays @ 2 p.m. | Ages 5 - 12 Join us weekly for a fun activity and a popsicle on our patio! June 3: Rock Painting June 10: Lego® Challenges June 17: Bingo June 24: Windchimes July 1: Bubble Painting July 8: Chalk the Walk! July 15: Bingo July 22: Tissue Paper Suncatcher Safari Adventure Thursday, June 6 All Day | Ages 12 and under Go on a safari adventure with activities and crafts! Summer STEM: Awesome Adventures 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 2 p.m. | Ages 8 - 12 Learn the science behind these systems and then build your own! Registration is required. June 12: Roller Coasters July 10: Zip Lines Aug. 14: Airplanes Graphic Novel Book Club 2nd Thursday of the month @ 3 p.m. | Ages 8 - 12 Read and chat about a different graphic novel each month! Pick up your copy at the West River circulation desk! Registration is required. June 13: Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau July 11: The Aquanaut by Dan Santat Aug. 8: Ghost Book by Remy Lai Camping Adventure Wednesday, June 19 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 5 - 12 Time to set up some tents and camp at the Library! We’ll have crafts, activities, and snacks. Registration is required. Playdough Playtime Select Thursdays June 20, July 18, Aug 8 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 2 - 5 Drop in for playdough fun at the Library! Library Luau Tuesday, June 25 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 5 Join us for some beachy luau fun with stories, songs, crafts and games! Registration is required. Eggs Away! Thursday, June 27 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 8 - 14 Can you create a container from the materials provided that will keep your egg from breaking during a fall from our second floor? Registration is required. Summer Olympics Adventure Tuesday, July 23 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 5 Have fun competing in Olympic activities for our youngest athletes! Registration is required. Lego Olympics Wednesday, July 24 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 6 - 12 Work in teams to complete fun Lego® challenges like the Freestyle Bridge Build, Float-a-Thon, and Tower Sprint! Registration is required. Stuffed Animal Sleepover Tuesday, Aug 13 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 5 Bring your stuffed animal friends for fun at the Library! Enjoy crafts and activities, then leave your stuffed animal overnight for a Library adventure. Pick them up the next morning and learn about all the fun they had! Registration is required. Carnival Adventure Tuesday, August 20 All Day | Ages 12 and under It’s time for the carnival! Fun and games all day! WEST RIVER 1194 West River Road North | Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.324.2270 The Great Lakes National Puppet Theater Presents Little Red Riding Hood Tuesday, June 18, 2:00pm, ages 4 and up, registration required Enjoy the story of Little Red Riding Hood told by a professional puppet theater company! Recommended for families with children ages 4 and over.

10 TEEN Around the World in 80 Bites 3rd Monday of the month 6 p.m. | Ages 12 - 17 Travel around the world and learn to make cuisine from other countries! Registration is required. June 17: Brazil July 15: Vietnam Dungeons and Dragons 2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 5 p.m. | Ages 10-17 Bring your dice and spellbooks! It’s time to play Dungeons and Dragons! Registration is required. Spy Series Select Thursdays 2 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 You’re a spy stuck in some seriously sticky situations and need to make a quick escape. Will you be able to beat the bad guys and get away? Registration is required. June 20: Sky Dive Pursuit July 25: Salom Ski Race Sew Cool! Select Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Join us as we make crafts using various fabrics and learn how to sew! Registration is Required. June 25: Emoji Pillow July 23: Citrus Coasters Aug 6: Watermelon Pillow Nail Art Thursday, Aug 1 @ 2 and 6 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Go over basic nail care and use a dotting tool and tape to make striped and dotted nail designs! Please only register for one session. Registration is required. ADULTS Garden Squad Every Monday from June 3 - October 28 @ 10 a.m. | Adult Focused All Ages welcome Let’s all work together in the West River Garden! Dress for a mess, practice sun safety, and bring a water bottle! For more info, call 440-324-9825! Wavier is required. Fall Prevention Bingocize Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4 - August 13 @ 10 a.m. | Miller Room (No session on July 4 or Aug. 6) Are you looking for a fun way to be more active? Try Bingocize, a 10-week health promotion program that combines the game of bingo with fall prevention exercises. Bingocize is exercise for your body, mind, and spirit. You’ll learn useful information about good nutrition and how to prevent falls. Presented by Fairhill Partners. Note: If you intend to join this program please do so before June 13. No new attendees will be accepted after that date. Registration is required. Crochet Collective Every other Thursday June 6 – August 8 @ 6 p.m. | Adults Share an evening of stitching, chatting, and sharing! All skill levels are welcome! The library can provide enough yarn for practice, but not enough to complete a project. Please bring your own hooks. Registration is not required to attend but is preferred so you can receive updates about meetings. Registration is preferred. Keeping Chickens in Your Backyard Monday, June 10 @ 6 p.m. | Adults Get the run down on keeping chickens in your backyard. Presented by OSU Extension. Registration is preferred. Need Genealogy Help? Call EPL West River Adult Services for a One-on-One appointment. Let us help you!

11 Page Turners 2nd Monday of the month @ 6 p.m. | 2nd Floor Conference Room Discover a wide range of fiction. June 10: The Librarianist by Patrick deWitt July 8: The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters Aug. 12: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride Tasting Tuesday 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:30 p.m. | Miller Room Have a wild tasting adventure! Registration is required. June 11: Cherries July 9: Pasta Salad Aug. 13: Peaches Mysteries in the Morning 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 10 a.m. | 2nd Floor Conference Room Elevate your morning with a book discussion. Registration is required. June 12: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth July 10: The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell Aug. 14: The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer Crafting on a Budget 3rd Monday of the month @ 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 2nd Floor Conference Room It’s so fun we do it twice a day! Registration is required. June 17: Playing Card Specimen Frames July 15: Pipe Cleaner Daisies Aug. 19: Fancy Hanky Cards Migraines and Headaches Wednesday, June 19 @10 a.m. | Miller Room Headaches and migraines are among the most common disorders of the nervous system. More than half of the adult population has had at least one headache in the last year. Learn about these conditions during Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Presented by University Hospitals. Registration is required. Settler’s Herb Garden Tday, June 25 @ 6 p.m. | Miller Room The herb garden of an Ohio Pioneer provided what our hardware stores, groceries and pharmacies supply today. Learn some of the valuable plants that settlers brought from the East, and how they were used. Registration is required. The Science of Sasquatch Thursday, July 18 @ 6 p.m. | Miller Room Join Amy Bue, cofounder of Project Zoobook, as she speaks about her experiences as a Bigfoot researcher. Learn about the scientific approach to the search for sasquatch DNA evidence. Registration is required. Homemade Herbal Tea Wednesday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. | Adults Learn how to create your own herbal tea at home! Participants will be able to create their own 1 oz. bag of tea at the end of this interesting and educational presentation. Presented by Flow Farmacy. Registration is required. Yo-Yo Fun! Monday, July 29 @ 6 p.m. | Miller Room Learn the basics and master the fun of yo-yoing with Martha Cromleigh, former National Champion, and daughter of the late World Champion Yo-Yo Artist Linda Sengpiel. You’re never too old to play with your yo-yos!! Registration is required. Annual Craft Swap Saturday, August 3 @ 12 p.m. | Miller Room It is time for the Annual Craft Swap! Get rid of what you aren’t going to use and pick up some gently used new supplies! • Supply donations accepted: July 29 - Aug 2 • Those who donate supplies get one-hour early access to the swap at 11 a.m. At noon, all are welcome to come in and find new supplies for your crafting pleasure! Don’t miss this fun annual event to stock up or find some new crafts to try out! Summertime Cookie Decorating Thursday, August 15 @ 5:30 p.m. | Adults Have your day at the beach and eat it too! Creating your own beach-scene cookie is shore to be a fun time! Registration is required. Lake Erie Murder & Mayhem June 24th at 6:00 p.m. Miller Room Registration Required Join local author Wendy Koile as she discusses her book “Lake Erie Murder & Mayhem” on the dark, deadly undercurrents beneath Lake Erie’s surface. Koile’s book reveals how the inland ocean offers the perfect getaway for criminals of all kinds as she wades into the depths of this great, but deadly, lake. Pioneers of Lorain County Tuesday, July 23 @ 6 p.m. | Miller Room In honor of the bicentennial of Lorain County, meet some of the early inhabitants of what would become Lorain County. Witness the spread of settlements throughout the county and experience the conditions on the early 19th century frontier. Registration is Required.

12 Wander & Wonder 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 11 a.m. | Adults Join us at East Rec to “visit” a different country each month to explore their culture, customs, and landscapes. 1101 Prospect St. in Elyria 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. Story Time in the Park* Fridays, July 12 - August 16 @ 10:30 a.m. | Preschool Families Join us for fun, outdoor story times at Elywood Park! Songs, stories, dancing, and more. All preschool children and their caregivers are welcome. Please bring a blanket to sit on. 556 Washington Ave. in Elyria Registration is required. July 12: A Bubbly Adventure July 19: It’s a Zoo! July 26: In the Jungle Aug. 2: Sprouting Garden Friends Aug. 9: Beach Party Aug. 16: Jump Right In: Frogs * In case of inclement weather, this event is cancelled. PROGRAMS Story Time Stroll @ Lagrange Community Park 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 10:30 a.m. | Preschool Families Join us for a story time along the Story Stroll Trail at the Lagrange Community Park. Weather Premitting. 422 W Main St. Lagrange Registration is required. Story Time Stroll @ Carlisle 3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 10:30 a.m. | Preschool Families EPL and 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. Inside in inclement weather Registration is required. The EPL Bookmobile, EWOC & Community Events OUTREACH July 10 Tip Toe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson July 17 The Hike by Allison Farrell June 12 In the Tall Tall Grass by Denise Fleming June 19 Explores of the Wild by Cale Atkinson August 14 Bark George by Jules Feiffer August 21 This is Sadie by Sara O’Leary

13 TUESDAYS RJ Gordon Manor @ 10:30 - 11 a.m. June 4, 18 | July 2, 16 | Aug. 6, 20 511 Fuller Rd, Elyria, OH LaGrange Community Park @ 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. June 4, 18 | July 2, 16 | Aug. 6, 20 422 W. Main St., Lagrange, OH Cottages at Riverview @ 1:30 - 2 p.m. June 11, 25 | July 9, 23 | Aug. 13 550 Sommer Way, Elyria, OH WEDNESDAYS Kensington Square @ 12:45 -1:15 p.m. June 5, 19 | July 3, 17 | Aug. 7, 21 535 S Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH East Park Rec. Center Pool @ 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. June 5, 19 | July 3, 17 | Aug. 7, 21 1101 Prospect St, Elyria, OH Cascade Park @ 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. June 12, 26 | July 10, 24 | Aug. 14 387 Furnace St, Elyria, OH Harr Plaza @ 2 - 2:30 p.m. June 12, 26 | July 10, 24 | Aug. 14 15 Chestnut St, Elyria, OH COMMUNITY BOOKMOBILE VISITS Mondays EPL South @ 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 340 15th St, Elyria, OH South Park @ 2 - 4 p.m. 1864 Middle Ave, Elyria, OH Thursdays Downtown Elyria @ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. EPL South @ 2 - 4 p.m. 340 15th St, Elyria, OH Monthly Cascade Park @ 1 - 4 p.m. First Tuesday of Every Month EWOC VISITS FIND US @ COMMUNITY EVENTS Garford Arts Fest 2024 Kerstetter Way Saturday, August 10 @ 4 - 9 p.m. Third Thursdays Elyria Ely Square Park Select Thursdays | @ 5 - 7 p.m. July 18 August 15 EWOC EPL WORKFORCE & OUTREACH CENTER The EPL Workforce & Outreach Center (EWOC) is a vehicle designed for one-on-one/small group meetings for technology focused interactions with an emphasis on employment along with local community and government assistance programs. THURSDAYS Wilkes Villa @ 9:30 - 10 a.m. June 6, 20 | July 18 | Aug. 1, 15 199 Louden Ct, Elyria, OH Chadwick Place Apartments @ 11 - 11:30 a.m. June 27 | July 11, 25 | Aug. 8, 22 160 Ridge Cir Ln, Elyria, OH Bridge Pointe Commons @ 1 - 1:30 p.m. June 6 , 20 | July 18 |Aug. 1, 15 338 E. Bridge St. Elyria, OH West Ridge Green @ 2 - 2:30 p.m. June 6, 20 | July 18 | Aug. 1, 15 9235 W. Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH North Pool @ 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. June 13, 27 | July 11, 25 | Aug. 8, 22 901 Duffey St, Elyria, OH Tuesdays Family Planning Services @ 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 602 Leona St, Elyria, OH Lorain County Office on Aging @ 2 - 4 p.m. 160 Ridge Cir Ln, Elyria, OH


15 LIBRARY FRIENDS The Friends of the Library bring a greater awareness of the Library’s importance in our service communities of both Elyria and LaGrange. EPL thanks both groups of Friends for their support of this year’s summer reading program.

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