Upcoming Programs and Events at RRPL
May 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day in the Teen Room at the Library! Fans of all ages can get a free comic book while supplies last. Stop by the Teen Room in the afternoon for crafts using recycled comic books. Family friendly.
May 5 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for Writing the College Essay – Making Yourself Stand Out. The college essay is an important part of the college application process. Learn what you need to include in this essay and why it is different than the types of essays you usually write for your high school English class. This program is ideal for sophomores and juniors and their parents, but all are welcome. Grades 9 and up. Registration required.
May 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. May is National Photo Month so teens are invited to It’s a Thursday Thing. Grab your friends and stop in for some DIY Photobooth fun. Use the Library’s iPads or bring your own device to create outrageously hilarious pictures!
May 8 at 10:00 a.m. Shop Smart – Know Your Rights will be presented by the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Ohio's consumer laws. The laws will protect you from the savviest scam artists, if only you know what they are! The Attorney General's office receives more than 25,000 consumer complaints each year. Find out the top 10 complaint categories and learn how to protect yourself from fraud.
May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Our Indie International Film Fest continues with “God’s Slave,” a 2013 thriller from Venezuela. Enjoy fresh, hot popcorn while celebrating the world of cinema. Please note these films have not been rated and should be assumed to have mature content.
May 13 at 3:30 p.m. Teen Pizza Pagers meet for pizza and a book discussion group. Stop by the Reference Desk to register and pick up a copy of the current book. Grade 7 and 8.
May 14 at 7:00 p.m. Adult Rocky River Readers Book Discussion features “Orphan Train” by Christine Kline. Set in present-day Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, "Orphan Train" weaves together the story of a 17-year-old Penobscot Indian girl who is aging out of foster care, with that of a 91-year-old Irish immigrant woman who, as a child, rode an orphan train from New York to Minnesota. Read this bestseller and come to share your thoughts about the book.
May 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Get into the knitting groove with Sip, Snack, And Craft! Bring your own project and supplies. The library will provide a cozy atmosphere and helpful assistance if you get stuck. Registration required.
May 19 at 7:00 p.m. Men’s Book Discussion takes up "The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur" by Mark Perry. Perry paints a vivid portrait of the controversial and complex MacArthur, with a focus on his World War II activities. Discussion led by Adult Services Manager Steve Haas.
May 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Attend Budget Online Travel Resources and discover websites and apps that help you save money on airfare, care rentals, hotel rooms and more!
May 20 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The High School Book Club meets for snacks and a book discussion. Stop by the Reference Desk to register and pick up a copy of the current book. Grades 9 and up.
May 21 at 7:00 p.m. Dan Norris will present Go Organic: Lawncare And Landscaping. Learn how to have a beautiful, healthy lawn and landscape using organic products to suppress weeds, and combat insects and diseases naturally. This Good Nature Organic Lawn Care specialist shares his knowledge and answers all your questions.
May 23 and May 29 at 12:00 p.m. Come to Movie Matinee and enjoy a popular new release. Popcorn and lemonade provided.
May 26 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Be a part of the Adventure Gaming Club. Are you looking for a place to play your favorite adventure games? Pokeman, Yu-Gi-Oh!, or Magic players, gather your cards and join us. Would you rather play D&D, Munchkin or Settlers of Catan? We’ve got them! Grades 7 and up.
May 27 from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Drop in for Get in the Game! for students in grades 3-6. Meet at the library to hang out with your friends, play games and munch on snacks. Different fun activities are featured each month.
May 27 at 6:30 p.m. Take flight with Introduction to Birding with the Cleveland Metroparks. From yellow-bellied flycatchers to Lincoln’s sparrows, it’s time for the spring migration of songbirds. Join Cleveland Metroparks resident bird expert Susie McCarthy to learn tips and tricks for bird watching here in Northeast Ohio.
May 28 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for an Evening with the Arts when we present mosaic artists Lisa Aten, Susan Gallagher, and Patricia Sigmier. Discover the beautiful, intricate mosaic designs of these talented artists. This is your opportunity to meet them, view some of their work and learn their creative processes. Join in the Q-&-A.
May 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Be a part of the Guild of the Brick for ages 5 and older. Are you crazy about Legos®? Then drop in! We provide the Legos®, you bring the imagination.
The Library will be closed for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10.
The Library will be closed for the Memorial Day Observance on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25.
For additional information, call Rocky River Public Library at (440) 333-7610 or visit www.rrpl.org.
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