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Friends of the Toledo Library Book sale


Join the Friends of the Library (FOL) for the first Book Sale of the year! FOL is a nonprofit organization that encourages, promotes, and supports the ongoing development and use of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. This membership organization offers support for Summer Brown Bag Concerts, Authors! events, Children’s Summer Read, local branch activities, and levy campaigns.

The gently-used, well-loved books are $1 each or $15 per bag!  

 

(Th) Jan. 27 | 4 - 7 p.m. (members only | noon - 4 p.m.)

(F) Jan. 28 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(Sa) Jan. 29 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Saturday Bag Sale! $8/bag)


Friends of the Library Book Center
1301 N. Reynolds Rd.
Toledo, OH 43615
(SW corner of Reynolds and Dorr, next to Super Fitness)
 

At this time CPL is not requiring reservations, but will be limiting shoppers to a maximum of 40 in the building at one time.
Face masks are required, thank you in advance for your cooperation in our efforts to make this a pleasant and safe Book Sale for all.


 

LORAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM UPDATES

 

United Way Tax Assistance

As part of the Lorain County Free Tax Preparation Coalition, the United Way VITA volunteers will be back at the Main Library assisting low-to-moderate income individuals with their taxes beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1 through Thursday, April 14. Their hours will tentatively be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The volunteers are certified to prepare basic tax returns. Appointments can be scheduled via 2-1-1 beginning Jan. 17.

 

LPLS Programming Feb. 1 to 15:

 

Stop in Trivia: Black History Month
All Branches throughout the month of February

Stop in to celebrate Black History Month by testing your knowledge and learning about the accomplishments of African‑Americans and civil rights events.
 

Baby and Me Story Time
Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21; 10 to 10:30 a.m.at the North Ridgeville Branch
Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Columbia Branch
Bounce, wiggle and play at this interactive story time. For babies. birth through 18 months, or early walkers, with their caregivers. Preregistration required. Hybrid
 

Story Stop
Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21; 10:30 to 11 a.m.at the Main Library

Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 21; 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Domonkas Branch
Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the South Lorain Branch
Caregivers with children of all ages are invited for stories, activities and play. Preregistration required. Hybrid
 

Tales for Tykes Story Time
Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Columbia Branch

Mondays, Feb. 21; 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
Stories, movement and rhymes for active walkers through 3‑year‑olds with their caregivers.
Preregistration required. Hybrid
 

Little Learners
Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Columbia Branch
Caregivers with 4 and 5‑year‑olds nurture their love of reading through books and activities.
Preregistration required. Hybrid

Finding Grants with Candid: Intro to FDO
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 2 to 3 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Looking for grants for your nonprofit? Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 226,000+ grantmaker profiles. Preregistration required. Hybrid

Healthy Meat Substitutes
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Learn ways to reduce the amount of meat in your diet, what other foods to eat instead and how to prepare them. Preregistration required.

 

Book Discussions
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 6:30 p.m. at the Domonkas Branch: Cookbook Book Club, call branch for title
Wednesday, Feb. 2; 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Branch "Open Water" by Caleb Azumah Nelson
Wednesday, Feb. 9; 6:30 p.m. on Zoom “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan

Tuesday, Feb. 15; 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library “The Ultimate Meal Prep Cookbook” by America’s Test Kitchen

Tuesday, Feb. 15; 6:30 p.m. at the South Lorain Branch “The Summer Cottage” by Viola Shipman

Spend an evening each month discussing a great book and making new friends. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are welcome. Preregistration required. Hybrid

Love Your Heart: Eating Heart Healthy
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 6:30 p.m.
Main Library
Learn about eating heart healthy, about fat, cholesterol and sodium and find out how sugar affects your blood pressure. Preregistration required. Hybrid
 

Chess Club
Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; 4 p.m.
South Lorain Branch

Open play sessions are for all levels from beginner to expert. Preregistration required.

Heart Book Folding Craft for Teens and Tweens
Wednesday, Feb. 2; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Create your own heart using simple book folding techniques. All materials will be provided. Intended for ages 9 and up. Preregistration required.

Pajama Story Time
Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 16; 7 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Put on your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal and meet us for a bedtime storytime. We'll share books, rhymes and songs to help you settle down for the night so you're ready to drift off to sleep. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required. Preregistration required. Hybrid

Columbia Fiber Arts Group
Thursdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Noon to 4 p.m.
Columbia Branch
Come if you want to learn or are already a knitter or crocheter. If you have a "UFO" (an Unfinished Object) that you would like to work on with us, bring it or start something new!

The Underground Railroad in Lorain County
Thursday, Feb. 3; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
An overview of the work of the Underground Railroad in the country and then focuses on Lorain County’s involvement. Presented by Lorain County Historical Society. Preregistration required.

 

Yoga
Beginner Yoga Fridays, 11 a.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch. Each week will focus on a different style of yoga:
Feb. 4; Chair Yoga; Feb. 11; Gentle Yoga; Feb. 18; Restorative Yoga Feb. 25; Gentle Yoga

Chair Yoga Wednesday, Feb. 9; 10 to 11 a.m. at the Domonkas Branch
Learn basic poses to aid in strength and flexibility and focuses on the breathing fundamentals to overall relaxation. Preregistration required.

Crochet and Knit
Fridays, Feb. 4, 18; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Join other knitters, crocheters and other crafty folks by learning a new skill or bringing in your current project. Be sure to bring your own needles. New attendees are always welcome. Preregistration required.

Family Food for Thought: Meal Planning and Reading Recipes
Saturday, Feb. 5; 11 a.m. to noon
Main Library
All ages are welcome to attend this series, which is intended for those with minimal kitchen skills. Learn how cooking at home can be healthier and more economical, fun and easier than you think. Preregistration required. Hybrid

Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 5; 2 to 3 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Ring in the Year of the Tiger with stories, games and crafts. Preregistration required.

North Ridgeville Writers Group
Saturday, Feb. 5; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
A pressure-free and friendly writing group. Engage in writing exercises and peer critiques, as well as support for whatever project you are working on. Preregistration required. Hybrid

Cupid Approved Valentines ‑ Adult Craft
Saturday, Feb. 5; 3 to 4 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Create heartwarming and fancy Valentines. Preregistration required.

Sunday Series: From Civil War to Civil Rights
Sunday, Feb. 6; 2 to 3 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Sharing stories from Oberlin’s Oral History Project, the Oberlin Heritage Center’s Museum Education & Tour Coordinator, Amanda Manahan, traces the changes in attitudes from idealism immediately after the Civil War to discrimination during Jim Crow and back to the idealism of the Civil Rights Era. Preregistration required.

Sunday Series: In2ative Classical Music Concert
Sunday, Feb. 6; 3 to 4 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Enjoy an afternoon of fusion blended classical music with this avant‑garde flute, cello and drum trio. Preregistration required. Hybrid

Free Resources to Boost Your Job Hunt
Monday, Feb. 7; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
South Lorain Branch
This program will make sure you have all the free tools you need to help you find your next career. Preregistration required. Hybrid

Vegan Sweets & Treats
Monday, Feb. 7; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Domonkas Branch
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch

Monday, Feb. 14; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library
No butter! No eggs! No problem! Learn the basics of healthier, plant‑based desserts by way of our vegan sampler. Preregistration required.

Children's Valentine Craft
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 6 to 7 p.m.
Domonkas Branch

School‑age children will make a DIY heart shaped bird feeder ornament. Please dress for a mess. Preregistration required.

Tabletop Games Club
Tuesdays, Feb. 8, 22; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Branch
Join us for a fun evening of card games and board games.

Soulful Kitchen
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
Learn about the history of soul food and experience some of the classic dishes. Preregistration required. Hybrid


Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Feb. 9; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
Join us for a fan-directed immersion in anime, Japanese media, culture and art. For ages 13 to 18. Preregistration required.

Genealogy in a Jar
Wednesday, Feb. 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Bring a photo of a family member and other mementos to create a beautiful family keepsake in a mason jar. Preregistration required.

Cross Stitch Club
Thursday, Feb. 10; 2:30 to 4 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Each month we will be cross‑stitching a different small pattern. Thread, fabric, pattern, needle and instructions are included. All skill levels welcome! Preregistration required.

Family Engineering Night: Go for the Lego Gold
Thursday, Feb. 10; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
Saturday, Feb. 12; 2 to 3 p.m.at the Domonkas Branch
Compete in different challenges involving Legos and see who comes out on top! Intended for families with school‑age children. Preregistration required.

Stress Less for Tweens and Teens
Thursday, Feb. 10; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
There are many ways to manage stress, join us to explore different types of coping skills and find the one for you. Preregistration required.

Healthy Lunch Box Recipes for Kids
Saturday, Feb. 12; 2 to 3 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Children and parents will learn how to make alternative lunches that include all the food groups. Bring your appetite and your lunch box to fill for your next lunch! Preregistration required.

Lunar New Year Festival
Saturday, Feb. 12; 2 to 4 p.m.
Main Library
Join us in celebrating the Year of the Rooster with activities and delicious treats. Preregistration required.

Winter Self‑Care Essentials: Aromatherapy
Saturday, Feb. 12; 2 to 3 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Come and learn about DIY winter self‑care essentials. Preregistration required.

Sunday Series: Superhero Visit
Sunday, Feb. 13; 2 to 3 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Join Batman and Wonder Woman for an interactive story and superhero lessons. Afterwards, the heroes will be available to take pictures. Little heroes are encouraged to wear super attire. Preregistration required.

Sunday Series: The Beatles in Cleveland
Sunday, Feb. 13; 3 to 4 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Relive the excitement of Beatlemania as John, Paul, George and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, concerts in Beatles history. Author Dave Schwensen will take you behind the scenes and on stage with The Fab Four through insider stories, rare concert films, never‑before‑published photos, and memorabilia Preregistration required.

We Heart Art
Monday, Feb. 14;
Avon Branch
Stop by the library this week during regular hours to create heart art inspired by several artists who feature hearts in their work, such as Romero Britto and Jim Dine.

Freeware Alternatives to Office365
Monday, Feb. 14; 2 to 3 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Explore popular examples of free and open‑source office productivity software that can help you today. Preregistration required. Hybrid

Valentine's Card Making
Monday, Feb. 14; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
You supply the creativity, the library will supply the paper, glitter, glue, ribbons, feathers and more! Preregistration required.

Story Time at Miller Nature Preserve
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Join Avon Branch Library staff for a special story time at the Miller Nature Preserve featuring the book “Love Is” by Diane Adams. Following the story time, we will do an activity related to the book. Register both caregiver and child at https://reservations.metroparks.cc/programs/.

Columbia Friends General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 5 to 6 p.m.
Columbia Branch
Come join a fun group of other library enthusiasts who host book sales and volunteer at various programs in support of your beloved branch.

He Loves Me Not: A Valentine's Escape Room
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 6 to 6:45 p.m. OR 7 to 7:45 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
You've stumbled upon the aftermath of a Valentine's Day gone wrong. Piece together the clues and figure out what happened...before it's too late! Intended for ages 9 and up. Preregistration required.

Teen Chopped Challenge
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Branch
Put your cooking skills to the test in this competition inspired by the television series! Aspiring chefs are tasked to include a mystery ingredient to create beautiful and delicious dishes. Family and friends are welcome to join in as audience members and cheer on the competitors. Before registering, please be aware that the ingredients in this challenge may contain common allergens. Preregistration required.

 

Grab & Go Bags
Avon Branch
Throughout the month, the Avon Branch will off a variety of Grab & Go crafts and activities for every age range for you to enjoy at home. Stop in during regular library hours and see what we have for you!
 

Patrons can register for events at LorainPublicLibrary.org/events.  Events listed as “Hybrid” can be attended in person or virtually. Preregistration is required for both options.

 

Lorain Public Library System Branches:

Main Library 351 W. Sixth St. Lorain, OH 44052 440-244-1192

Avon Branch 37485 Harvest Dr. Avon, OH 44011 440-934-4743

Columbia Branch 13824 W. River Rd. North Columbia Station, OH 44028 440-236-8751

Domonkas Branch 4125 E. Lake Rd. Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440-949-7410

North Ridgeville Branch 35700 Bainbridge Rd. North Ridgeville OH 44039


El Centro de Servicios Sociales

Upcoming Events / Próximos Eventos

January 2022 / Enero 2022

 

Debido al aumento de casos de COVID-19, la puerta principal de El Centro permanecerá cerrada hasta nuevo aviso. Les agradecemos a todos por el apoyo y la comprensión durante el tiempo que hemos estado obligados a ofrecer los servicios de formas poco tradicionales.

 

Durante el mes de enero, continuaremos brindando servicios de manera virtual, telefónica y con cita previa.

 

Si necesitas servicios o venir a la oficina, le recomendamos que llame primero a la oficina (440-277-8235) para recibir instrucciones del nuevo procedimiento para visitas.

 

El equipo de atención de COVID de El Centro ahora puede programar citas de vacunación de COVID-19 de primera, segunda dosis y vacunas de refuerzo en asociación con el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Lorain. Para registrarse, llame al 440-240-7064 para hablar con un consejero del equipo de atención de COVID. Este servicio está disponible tanto en inglés como en español.

 

El Centro, Clínica Ambulatoria de Cleveland Clinic ya está abierta al público (solo con cita previa) los martes y jueves de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm. Algunos de los servicios que se brindan son exámenes generales preventivos anuales para adultos, salud de la mujer, examen de bienestar de Medicare, manejo de enfermedades crónicas, atención aguda, etc. Llame al 440-204-7400 para programar una cita.

 

Tutoría gratuita - 231Go! El programa colaborativo de escuelas intermedia de El Centro está ofreciendo tutoría y sesiones de ayuda con la tarea con cita previa. Contamos con tutores bilingües disponibles durante todo el año escolar. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Verónica González al 440-277-8235 Ext. 7014.

 

27 de enero y 10 de febrero: El Centro y Lorain County Urban League (Urban League) se asocian para ofrecer dos ferias de trabajo con Thogus y Avient. Ambas empresas están en Avon Lake y están contratando para múltiples puestos y diferentes turnos. Se proporcionará transporte diario desde los vecindarios de Elyria y Lorain. La feria de trabajo en Urban League (200 Middle Avenue, Ste. 200, Elyria, OH 44035) está programada para el jueves 27 de enero de 4:00 pm a 7:00 pm. La feria de empleo en El Centro está programada para el jueves 10 de febrero de 4:00 pm a 7:00 pm. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener más información.

  

Próximos eventos:

 

5 de febrero - El Centro, Casa Abierta del Centro de Pacientes Externos de la Clínica Cleveland de 2:00 pm a 5:00 pm. Los servicios que se brindarán son el índice de masa corporal (IMC), detección de la presión arterial, examen simple de la vista, pruebas de cáncer de colon y vacunas COVID-19. Para obtener más información y programar una cita, llame a Anabel Barron o Ana Meléndez al 440-277-8235 (folleto adjunto).

 

7 de febrero-  Participación de los padres / Padres Comprometidos Orientación y clases. Estas clases virtuales son en colaboración con Lorain County Community College y UnidosUS. Las clases serán todos los lunes de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. para una serie de 11 semanas y los padres aprenderá cómo trabajar con las escuelas de sus niños para preparar a su hijo para la universidad y más allá. Los talleres se ofrecen en español y terminarán con una celebración familiar. Los padres pueden unirse en cualquier momento durante el período de 11 semanas. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Verónica González al 440-277-8235 Ext. 7014. ¡Más información sobre la fecha de inicio próximamente!

 

12 y 19 de febrero - Clases bilingües de educación financiera y para compradores de vivienda por primera vez: estas clases ayudarán a mejorar la educación financiera de los residentes del condado de Lorain. El Centro ofrecerá a los futuros compradores de vivienda dos cursos (tres horas por clase) enfocados en: Recuperación financiera (Reparación de crédito) y Asuntos monetarios (Presupuesto y ahorro) para preparar a los participantes en el proceso de compra de vivienda. Las clases se llevarán a cabo a través de Zoom.  Para registrarse o para obtener más información, llame a James Darnell al 440-277-8235.

 

 

 


 


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