FRI. Oct. 7


Sat. Oct. 8


Bringing 9 years of spooktacular family fun to Avon Lake with an additional Friday evening debuting our high-scare Indoor Maze! Along with our PG-rated Trail of Haunted Tales, Saturday evening will be filled with family-friendly activities such as inflatables, character meet-and-greets, dinosaur shows, face-painting, and more! If the trail is too scary at night, walk the Trail of NO Haunted Tales from 4:45-5:45pm. If you’re brave enough , traverse through our haunted basement geared for more mature audiences.
For more information about tickets and this event, contact the City of Avon Lake Parks & Recreation Department at

Family Programs

Fall Friendzy - Annual Membership Drive and Prize Raffle

Saturday, Sept. 10, 9am-5pm
Sunday, Sept. 11, 10am-4pm
Sign up as a Friends member or renew your membership, and enter for a chance to win prizes! Memberships help provide funds
for many of the wonderful Library
programs. *Memberships start at $10.

Friends of ALPL Fall Outdoor Used Book Sale

Saturday, Sept. 10, 9am-5pm,
Sunday, Sept. 11, 10am-4pm
Join the Friends of ALPL for their fall book sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of ALPL, which helps to support Library programs, materials, events, and services.

Beaches Kick Glass!

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 9am OR
Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30pm
Veterans Memorial Park Beach/Folger’s Home – 32756 Lake Road, Avon lake.
Find hidden treasures along the shores of Lake Erie, and learn more about the passion for glassin’.

Beach Glass Sterling & Copper Earrings

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10am-12pm, OR Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30-8:30pm
Come create a pair of unique sterling silver and copper earrings. Fee $38.

Beach Glass Drop Necklace

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10am-12pm, OR Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Come create a unique and lovely drop necklace with a real piece of frosted Lake Erie beach glass. Fee $38.

Dash into the Holly-Days!

Saturday, Nov. 19, 12pm-4pm
Kick off the holidays with a visit from real reindeer from the North Pole. Decorate your own pair of antlers, enjoy festive music, compete in the Reindeer Games, and more!

Gingerbread House Contest

Nov. 19-Dec. 17
Calling all bakers! We want to see your gingerbread creations. Drop off your house between Nov. 16-18.

Christmas Music at ALPL

Sundays, 2pm-3pm
Dec. 4: Christ Church Westshore
Dec. 11: St Joseph Parish
Dec. 18: Chuck Heindrichs & the ALPL Jammers
Listen to some of your favorite holiday songs live.

Tech Support

Sign Online Paperwork

Tuesday, September 6, 5pm-6pm
Learn how to receive, sign, and send back signed digital documents with Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF.

Password Help

Tuesday, September 20, 5pm-6pm
Take a crash course on the different ways to manage and recover lost passwords.

Living without Cable

Tuesday, October 11, 5pm-6pm
An in depth guide of how to find news and entertainment if cable tv isn’t an option.

Roku 101

Tuesday, October 25, 5pm-6pm
Join us for a step by step demonstration on how to use a Roku streaming player.

Smart Home Tech

Tuesday, November 8, 5pm-6pm
Learn how to make your home smarter with various smart home gadgets.

Buying a Budget PC

Tuesday, November 22, 5pm-6pm
Get tips and tricks on the process of buying a new computer on a budget without getting ripped off.

Online Couponing

Tuesday, December 6, 5pm-6pm
Find online coupons fast and easy through couponing apps and web browser extensions available to save you money.


Music Lessons

Adult Guitar Jam

Ages 18+
Thursdays, Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 1, 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Bring your guitar, and jam with other guitarists. 

Adult Beginner Guitar I

Ages 18+
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10am-11am
It's never too late to start playing. Learn the basics of playing an acoustic guitar.

Adult Beginner Guitar 2

Ages 18+
Saturday, Nov. 19, 10am-11am
Are you ready to take it to the next level? Learn the next steps to playing an acoustic guitar. 

Adult Beginner Guitar 3

Ages 18+
Saturday, Dec. 17, 10am-11am

Learn some chords and play some songs on an acoustic guitar.

Teen Beginner Guitar 3

Ages 13-18
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10am-11am
Next session of the basics of playing an acoustic guitar.

Teen Six-Week Guitar Course

Ages 13-18
Saturdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 10am-11am
A six-week course taking beginners through the basics.

Children Ukulele Lessons

Ages 9-12
Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15. 6:30pm-7:15pm
Get started on the right note with beginner ukulele lessons. Registration begins Aug. 26.

Adult Programs

Spirits with a Twist

Wednesdays, Aug. 31, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 2:30pm-3:30pm & 4pm-5pm
Join us at Old School Pizza & Wings, 445 Avon Belden Rd., to discuss stories with an unexpected twist.

Spice of the Month Take and Make

Sept.-Dec. 2022
Pick up a take-home kit that includes a spice sample, delicious recipes, and some "spicy" history.

Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club

Thursdays, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, 1pm-2pm
Connect with local garden enthusiasts
for diverse programming on a variety
of topics.

Take and Make Paper Crafts

Week of Sept. 6: Book Folded Maple Leaf
Week of Nov. 8: Book Cut Winter Snowman
Pick up instructions and supplies for take
and make at the Information Desk.

Cuppas and Coppers

Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm
Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7
Enjoy a “cuppa” with us at Rio Coffee Brewey 33388 Walker Rd. while discussing mystery books by British authors.

Discover Your Past

Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29,
Oct. 6, 20, 27, Nov. 10, 17, 7pm-8pm.
Join us as we explore a variety of genealogical research topics led by professional genealogists. Via Zoom.

Stitch Niche

Mondays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14,
Dec. 12, 7pm-8:30pm.
Bring your knitting or crocheting project and enjoy the company of fellow needlework enthusiasts.

Bookin’ & Cookin’

Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm
Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec 13
Select and prepare a themed recipe (8-10 servings) from the Library’s cookbook collection, and we’ll sample our creations.

Fall Into Organic Lawns

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7pm-8pm
Get your lawn ready for winter with Mel
Hauser from Good Nature Organic Lawn Care.

Nonfiction Readers’ Circle

Thursdays, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17,
Dec. 15, 7pm-8pm
Bring a couple of your favorite
nonfiction books to share with the group.

Write a Novel in 30 Days

Saturday, Sept. 17, 10am-12pm
Bring your writing ideas and learn from prolific published author Abby Collette.

Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us

Sunday, Sept. 18-Saturday Sept. 24
Find out more about Banned Books
Week through our in-library displays.

Lakeshore Writers Group

Mondays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21,
Dec. 19, 7pm-8:30pm
Writer Tina Bartish welcomes
aspiring writers and authors to meet
and share work.

Tea Time Book Club

Tuesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 Session A: 2pm-3pm, Session B, 3:30pm-4:30pm
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of tea, cookies, and a friendly discussion about a great book. 

The Triumph and Tragedy
of Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, Oct. 13, 7pm-8pm
Discuss the influence of personal tragedy
on the author’s works with Susan Cannavino from Presentations with Pizzazz.

Is Bigfoot a Buckeye?

Sunday, Oct. 23, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Do you believe in Bigfoot? Bigfoot expert
Marc DeWerth discusses the recent number
of Bigfoot sightings in Ohio.

Storytellers of WRAPPS Present: Scary Stories for Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7pm-8pm
Our local storytelling association (The Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, aka WRAPPS) returns to tell scary stories.

Scary Authors and Their Stories: Sherry Spenzer, Eric Defibaugh

Thursday, Oct. 27, 7pm-8pm
Meet local authors with scary
local stories to share. Books available
for purchase.

Read Write Local

Saturday, Nov. 12, 10am-1pm
For a fourth year, we welcome local and regional authors to the Library to showcase and discuss their work.

Teens & Tweens

Teen Open Play Afternoon

Grades 7-12
Wednesdays, Sept. 7, Oct. 5,
Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 3:30pm-6pm
Bring your collectible cards to play or trade, your D&D group that needs space, or your board games to our teen area and large meeting room. Snacks provided.

Art Club: Drip Drawing

Ages 9-13
Monday, Oct. 24, 7pm-8pm
Create your own drip-style art using wavy lines and bright colors. Registration begins Oct. 10.


Harvest Helpers

Tuesdays, Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27,

Drop in to pull weeds and take home veggies from the Children’s Garden.

Truck Week!

Sept. 12-17
Get ready for the return of Avon Lake Parks
& Recreation’s Big Trucks program with a
craft and books about trucks.

Paws to Read

Grades K+
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30pm-7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 22, 10am-11am
Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sign up for a 15-minute time slot to
read with a dog. Registration begins two
weeks before each event.

Garden Clean-Up

Saturday, Oct. 1, 10am-12pm.
Help us clear the beds for winter and
take home any remaining produce.

Wild Thing Meet & Greet

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 12pm-1pm
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6pm-7pm
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2pm-3pm
Meet one of the Wild Things from
the classic tale, Where the Wild Things Are.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Drop off: Thursday, Oct. 13
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to
the Library for a stuffed animals-only sleepover. Registration begins Sept. 29.

How to Communicate
Effectively with School

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Join Karla Fitch, MTSC, of Connecting for Kids, as she teaches families how to communicate their child’s needs.

Sensory Creations

Saturday, Nov. 19-Tuesday, Nov. 22
Pick up supplies and instructions for
delicious-smelling apple pie play dough. Registration begins Nov. 5.

Santa’s Workshop

Ages 4 and up with a caregiver
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10am-11:30am
or 2pm-3:30pm
Join your child as they create a collection of small handmade gifts. Registration begins Nov. 26.

Winter Drop-In Crafts

Monday, Dec. 12-Thursday, Dec. 22
Decorate the Children’s department by crafting a paper ornament or making a card to share with a friend.

Kids Book Clubs

What’s the big deal
with Captain Underpants?

Grades 4-6
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7pm-8pm
Celebrate Banned Books Week 2022 by reading and discussing Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants. Registration begins August 21.

Magic Tree House Book Club

Grades 2-3
Monday, Sept. 26, 7pm-7:45pm OR Monday, Nov. 28, 7pm-7:45pm
Read Knight at Dawn, and join us at the Library for medieval fun. Registration begins one month before each event.

Beginning Reader Book Club

Grades K-1
Thursday, Nov. 3, 7pm-7:45pm
A book club for new readers! Join us for friendly fun from the book Croc and Ally: Friends Forever. Registration begins Oct. 3.


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Brown Bag Science

Ages 3-5, 6&7, 8-11

Saturdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10
Stop by DiscoveryWorks and pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home.

Saturday Scouting

Grades K-5

Saturdays, Sept. 10-May 21
Come join us for an hour of hands-on activities that help meet scouting requirements. Certificates of completion will be presented (Physical badges/patches are not included.) Call to schedule at least two weeks before your desired program date.

DiscoveryWorks Energy Bike

Saturdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12,
Dec. 10, 1pm-3pm
Hop on the Energy Bike to see how mechanical energy is transformed into electrical energy. Use your legs to power up light bulbs, a fan, and more!

DW Tinker Time

Ages 5 and up

Fridays, Sept. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 25,
Dec. 16, 10:30am-12pm OR 2:30pm-4pm
Try your hand at solving our makerspace challenge of the day! Drop in anytime during our open sessions.


DW Jr. Explorers

Ages 6&7

Tuesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 11,
Oct. 25, Nov. 8, 4pm-5pm
Come experiment, explore, and create! Join us for an hour of hands-on science and art activities.


Ages 3-5

Thursdays, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17,
Dec. 22, 9:30am-10am
Drop in for our hands-on science program geared to let your 3-5 year-old explore and experiment. Tickets are available beginning at 9:15am on a first-come, first-served basis.

DW Explorers

Ages 8-11

Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 2, 16, 4pm-5pm
Join us for an hour of hands-on science and art activities.

Wee Science - Dinosaurs

Ages 3-5 (with an adult)

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 9:30am-10:30am OR 1pm-2pm OR 6pm-7pm
Step inside a giant dinosaur footprint as you learn about these ancient reptiles!

DW Adventurers:
The Amazing Race

Ages 10-13

Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30pm-8pm
Follow clues to complete a series of challenges as you navigate detours and roadblocks along the way.