Community Programs

Mondays, January 6–March 30 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Warrensville Heights Branch
4415 Northfield Rd, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128

Poetic Power

Step up to the mic and express yourself!


Thursday, January 9 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Parma Branch
6996 Powers Boulevard, Parma, Ohio 44129

Census 101

Representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss the importance of Census participation, options for responding, including confidentiality and data security.


Thursdays, January 9, 13, & 23 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Rocky River Public Library (Auditorium)
1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Wellness Kickstart Series with River Yoga

Elcin and Monique, owners of River Yoga, will start our New Year off right by helping us build a strong internal foundation through meditation and yoga. Each session will also focus on a new wellness topic which can be attended on its own, with maximum benefit achieved from attending all sessions. No yoga experience necessary to attend–all levels of practice are welcome!


Monday, January 20 • 2:00–3:00 pm

Lakewood Public Library (Main Library)
15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Share the Dream: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: For School-Age Children

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by attending this program. After stories and a song celebrating Dr. King’s life and legacy, participants will create cards that will be distributed to local nursing home residents. These cards will brighten the day of a senior citizen and provide children with a chance to serve others. Each child will take home a booklet about the life of Dr. King, a song sheet and a bookmark.


Tuesday, January 21 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
North Olmsted Branch
27403 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

Census 101

Representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss the importance of Census participation, options for responding, including confidentiality and data security.


Tuesday, January 21 • 7:00–8:30 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Beachwood Branch
25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Comfort Soups

Warm away the winter blues in this cooking program where we will share, step-by-step, how to make comforting soups to keep you warm all winter long.

Registration required.


Thursday, January 23 • 6:30–8:30 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Garfield Heights Branch
5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125

Raspberry Pi Basics

Learn to build and program electronic circuits using a Raspberry Pi microcomputer in this introductory class.

Registration required.


Thursday, January 23 • 7:15 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Brooklyn Branch
4480 Ridge Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44144

Comfort Soups

Warm away the winter blues in this cooking program where we will share, step-by-step, how to make comforting soups to keep you warm all winter long.

Registration required.


Monday, January 27 • 4:30–6:30 pm

Cleveland Public Library
South Branch
3096 Scranton Road, Cleveland Ohio, 44113

We Built THIS City

Rock and Roll was born in Cleveland and Cleveland is built on a foundation of Rock. Join us for an afternoon with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at Cleveland’s newest historic library! Enjoy the beautifully renovated South Branch, check out the in-house sound recording studio, and get a glimpse of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll DNA.

Tuesday, January 28 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Brecksville Branch
9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141

Census 101

Representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss the importance of Census participation, options for responding, including confidentiality and data security.


Thursday, January 30 • 6:30 pm

Euclid Public Library (Shore Meeting Room)
631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123

Writing About Place

Do you like to write? Do you like to think about “place” whether it’s downtown Euclid or Yuma, Arizona? Join us for an evening of fun and thought-provoking creative writing activities. Open to all ages and experience levels.


Wednesday, February 5 • 7:00 pm

Lakewood Public Library (Main Library)
15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Lakewood’s Shared Spaces:  Panel Discussion

Lakewood is a thriving city known for its progressive, vibrant and diverse community. Join us for a panel discussion highlighting the physical places, organizations, and individuals who shape the way our community interacts and add to our own social infrastructure. Come hear how we can use our communal sense of belonging to strengthen our city, spaces and citizens. Panelists will be announced in advance of the event on the library website.


Monday, February 10 • 7:00 pm

Heights Libraries
Lee Road Branch (Brody/Nelson Room)
2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

The 2020 Census: What You Need to Know

Audrey Wynne, partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, will discuss why getting a complete Census count is critical for future funding to Cuyahoga County, and will also answer questions about the Census.


Saturdays, February 15–29 • 2:00–3:30 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Maple Heights Branch
5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

Genealogy for Beginners

This three-part series will get you started on your genealogical journey!

Registration required.


Wednesdays, February 19 and 26 • 6:30–8:30 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Parma Snow Branch
2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio 44134

Cricut Basics and Greeting Card Design

Learn how to use the Cricut Design Space and the Explore Air machine to design your own greeting cards.

Registration required.


Wednesdays, February 19 and 26 • 7:00–8:30 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Strongsville Branch
18700 Westwood Drive, Strongsville, Ohio 44136

Podcast basics

Have a story and want to share it with the world? Learn the basic steps to record, edit, and share audio content and stories in a podcast.

Registration required.


Saturday, February 22 • 2:00–4:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
1876 South Green Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121

Poetry Out Loud Regional Semifinals

Join us to see which area high school students will represent the Northeast/Cleveland Ohio region at the Poetry Out Loud state finals in Columbus.


Wednesday, February 26 • 6:30 pm

Euclid Public Library (Shore Meeting Room)
631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Not only does the National Park system protect the beauty and history of our country, it also serves as public space for millions of visitors each year. Deb Yandala from the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will talk to us about the national park in our backyard.


Tuesday, March 3 • 2:00 pm

Euclid Public Library (Shore Meeting Room)
631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123

Armchair Travel: City Parks

Parks can offer relief from the gritty city, they can give us places to gather, and they can even teach us what this country is all about. As part of the One Community Reads collaboration, join us for a documentary which explores the evolution of our nation’s city parks. From tiny town-squares to park-like cemeteries, and from the Venice of Texas to a freeway in Seattle, we will visit parks in unusual places and parks that serve unexpected purposes (60 min).


Wednesday, March 4 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Berea Branch
7 Berea Commons, Berea, Ohio 44017

Social Media & Isolation

Join us for a presentation led by a local scholar exploring the connection between social media and isolation in our communities.

Registration required.


Thursday, March 5 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Fairview Park Branch
21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126

When Disaster Strikes

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management will provide information on the types of incidents that could occur and what it means to be prepared. Plus learn what to include in an emergency kit.

Registration required.

Monday, March 9 • 7:00 pm

Playhouse Square Mimi Ohio Theatre
1511 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

an evening with eric klinenberg

One Community Reads will host an evening with Eric Klinenberg at the Mimi Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square at 7pm on March 9. Admission is free, however tickets are required.

Tickets will be available beginning Sunday, February 2 at 10am.

Registration Required (Click here)

Livestream* Locations:

Euclid Public Library
Shore Meeting Room
631 E 222nd St, Euclid, OH 44123

Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch
Brody/Nelson Room
2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Lakewood Public Library
Main Auditorium
15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Rocky River Public Library
Purple Room
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116

Westlake Porter Public Library
Training Classroom
27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145

*Tickets are not required for livestream locations.

Saturday, March 7 • 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm

Cleveland Public Library South Branch
3096 Scranton Road, Cleveland Ohio, Ohio 44113

One community reads trolley tour

Enjoy a trolley tour of the MetroWest and Tremont neighborhoods and the shared spaces that bring us together as a community. Tours depart from the South Branch Library. Trolley tours are offered free of charge.

Registration required.


Tuesday, March 10 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Rocky River Public Library (Purple Room)
1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Grandparents Celebration: Family Event

Join us for a Grandparents story time with books, songs and a craft. Let’s celebrate family, of all kinds, and enjoy another chance to feel young at heart!

Registration required.


Wednesday, March 11 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Parma Snow Branch
2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio 44134

Census 101

Representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss the importance of Census participation, options for responding, including confidentiality and data security.


Saturday, March 14 • 2:00–3:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Maple Heights Branch
5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

Census 101

Representative from the U.S Census Bureau will discuss the importance of Census participation, options for responding, including confidentiality and data security.


Wednesday, March 18 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Warrensville Heights Branch
4415 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, 44128

Census 101

Representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss the importance of Census participation, options for responding, including confidentiality and data security.


Monday, March 23 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Berea Branch
34125 Portz Parkway, Solon, Ohio 44139

Social Media & Isolation

Join us for a presentation led by a local scholar exploring the connection between social media and isolation in our communities.

Registration required.


Thursday, March 26 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Rocky River Public Library (Auditorium)
1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Battle for the Ballot: Cleveland’s  Suffragette Movement

Learn about a band of women who dedicated themselves to the public interest and grew into an organization that won the respect and confidence of the nation. This program will tell the story behind the Cleveland women who advocated for suffrage as members of the League of Women Voters. Presented by The Western Reserve Historical Society.

Monday, March 30 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Chagrin Falls Branch
100 East Orange Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

When Disaster Strikes

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management will provide information on the types of incidents that could occur and what it means to be prepared. Plus learn what to include in an emergency kit.

Registration required.


Wednesday, April 1 • ALL DAY

Shaker Heights Public Library 
16500 Van Aken Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

Census Day

Librarians will be available to assist patrons with completing the Census form online. In the evening, we will have music and cake to celebrate. All are welcome.


Wednesday, April 1 • ALL DAY

Westlake Porter Library
27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145

Celebrate National Census Day!

Join us on National Census Day by coming to the Library and filling out your Census with help from library staff. What’s at stake? Billions of federal dollars for schools and other community programs as well as accurate Congressional representation. Get counted!


Wednesday, April 1 • 11:00 am

Rocky River Public Library (Grand Reading Room)
1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Celebrate National Census Day!

Join us on National Census Day by coming to the Library and filling out your Census with help from library staff and the League of Women Voters. What’s at stake? Billions of federal dollars for schools and other community programs as well as accurate Congressional representation. Get counted!


Wednesday, April 1 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Middleburg Heights Branch
16699 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130

Census 101

Representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss the importance of Census participation, options for responding, including confidentiality and data security.


Wednesday, April 1 • 2:00–8:00 pm

Euclid Public Library
631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123

Happy Census day!

Today is the official 2020 Census Day for the 24th U.S. Census. Join us for activities, refreshments, and information about the census.


Wednesday, April 1 –Thursday, April 30 • 9:00 am

Lakewood Public Library (Main Library, Children’s and Youth Services)
15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

2020 United States Census Scavenger Hunt: For All Ages

Learn all about the 2020 United States census, the history of the census and why it is so important. Participate in a fun scavenger hunt in the Children’s and Youth Services area by finding pictures and facts, playing a guessing game and completing a crossword puzzle. Turn in your completed scavenger hunt sheet to be entered in a drawing for a prize.


Wednesday, April 1 –Thursday, April 30• 9:00 am

Lakewood Public Library
Madison Branch
13229 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

2020 United States Census Scavenger Hunt: For All Ages

Learn all about the 2020 United States census, the history of the census and why it is so important. Participate in a fun scavenger hunt in the Children’s and Youth Services area by finding pictures and facts, playing a guessing game and completing a crossword puzzle. Turn in your completed scavenger hunt sheet to be entered in a drawing for a prize.


Thursday, April 9 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Rocky River Public Library (Green Room)
1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Adult Rocky River Readers Book Club: The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

Read this inspiring historical novel about “America’s Joan of Arc,” Annie Clements—the courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world and come to discuss.


Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 6:30–7:30 pm

Rocky River Public Library (Purple Room)
1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

April Showers Bring May Flowers:  Family Event

We will have the supplies but bring yourself to help make a card and plant a flower to brighten someone’s day in our community. The items made will be shared with our Outreach patrons.


Thursday, April 23 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Rocky River Public Library (Community Room)
1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Learn More about Aging In Place

As a large portion of the population ages, it will benefit us all to learn more about how we can help ourselves, our loved ones, and our friends in the community to continue living independently without comprising our health or financial security. A panel of local experts will share their knowledge and answer questions.


Thursday, May 14 • 7:00–8:00 pm

Rocky River Public Library (Purple Reading Room)
1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Generations Book Club

For students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade and a special adult in their life. In this multi-generational book group we will discuss the book “A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917” in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Members will need to place a hold through CLEVENET to receive a copy of the book.

Registration required.