Upcoming Programs and Events at Rocky River Public Library

“Appalachian Trail History & Tips” will take you along on the adventure on July 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Rocky River Public Library.

Cool off at an “Afternoon at the Movies” for students completing grades 3-6 on July 6 at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy popcorn, drinks, and friends while watching a hero movie on the big screen.

“Appalachian Trail History & Tips” will take you along on the adventure on July 7 at 7:00 p.m. The Appalachian Trail is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. Join section hiker Gary Dittmar, who has been hiking the trail for over 10 years, and learn about the history and lore of the Appalachian Trail. You will even get some tips to prepare for your own AT adventure. 

Rocky River Public Library and the City of Rocky River will co-sponsor the eighth annual Antiques Appraisal Fair as part of the city’s annual River Days celebration on Sunday, July 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center. The Center is located at 21016 Hilliard Boulevard on the city hall campus complex.      

The Antiques Appraisal Fair is free and features local experts who will speak with you individually about your antiques and collectibles, give you some idea of their value, and tell you where to find further information. They will provide free informal appraisals.  All participants in the Antiques Appraisal Fair will be limited to two items or sets per person. 

 Appraisers include:

  • Rachel Davis-Rachel Davis      Fine Arts – Paintings, prints, sculptures
  • Bill Tregoning-Tregoning      & Co. – Paintings, sculpture, works on paper, general
  • Andrew Richmond -Garth’s      Auctions, Inc.- General antique furniture, decorative objects

Come by on July 13 at 6:30 p.m. for “Human Capital,” a 2014 Italian drama, as we continue our “Indie International Film Fest,” featuring selections from the world’s top film festivals. It’s not just a chic thriller, but an engrossing study of Italian society and a downward-spiraling economy. 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.

“Managing Your Software” on July 15 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. will review installing, uninstalling, and updating software. Find out what those terms mean, the safety issues, and the process to accomplish them. Also, discover other tips for managing the software on your computer such as removing “bloatware.”

Join us for ADULT ROCKY RIVER READERS book discussion ofThe Martian” by Andy Weiron July 16 at 7:00 p.m. Hitting the big screen as a film in November, “The Martian” introduces astronaut Mark Watney, a member of mankind’s third Mars landing. After he is thought dead and left by his crewmates during a dust storm, Watney must find a way to survive being stranded on the Red Planet. Go along on this smart, funny, and suspenseful journey and then come join in on the book discussion.

Come to the library to “Sip, Snack, And Craft!” on July 17 from 2:00  to 3:30 p.m. Get into the knitting groove and bring your own project and supplies. The library will provide a cozy atmosphere and helpful assistance if you get stuck. Registration required.    

Check out “Cool Crafting @ Your Library” on July 20 at 3:00 p.m. and beat the heat with twocool summer drop-in crafts. Create a “Superhero Symbol Design.” All superheroes have a symbol.

Imagine yours, then draw and decorate it! Also, try your hand at a “Superpowers Mask.” Unleash your superpowers by making your own hero mask. While supplies last. For ages 6 & up.

Join in the “MEN’S  BOOK DISCUSSION” ofSavage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art,” by Carl Hoffman on July 21 at 7:00 p.m. In 1961, the son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Michael, disappeared while seeking primitive art in Papua, New Guinea.Officially his death was ruleda drowning, but Hoffman digs deep into this mystery to see if there was more to the shocking   story. 

Be a part of the “Guild of the Brick” for ages 5 and older on Saturday, July 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Are you crazy about Legos®? Then drop in for “Guild of the Brick.” We provide the Legos®, you bring the imagination. Please drop in; no registration required.

You’re welcome to join the “Adventure  Gaming Club” on July 28 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. 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. No registration.

“Couponing  101” presented by Rachael Krych, takes place on July 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
 If you’re a couponer or just beginning your journey of saving when you shop, this information-packed program is not to be missed. Krych, a newspaper and TV personality will teach you how to snap up local and national deals, even get things free. Informational handouts. No registration.

Watch a “Movie Matinee “on July 31 at 12:00 p.m. and enjoy a popular new release. Popcorn and lemonade provided!

Sign up for our “Summer Reading Program.” To be part of the “Children’s Summer Reading Program,”  come in, register and pick up your free summer reading packet to start the   summer reading fun. 

All teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in the “Teen Summer Reading Program.” Sign up at the Reference Desk and get your raffle entry slips. Then start reading (or listening to audiobooks) and fill out a slip for every title you read. Use those slips to enter weekly drawings for prize baskets full of goodies.  The more you read, the better your chances of winning!

Join the Adult Summer Reading Program by stopping by the Adult Reference Desk to register and receive a free gift. Participants who return to record titles they’ve read are entered in weekly drawings for gift baskets. Go to readitorweep.org or the library’s Facebook page to check out weekly prizes. The Summer Reading Program ends Saturday, August 1.

***The Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.***

For additional information, call Rocky River Public Library at (440) 333-7610 or visit www.rrpl.org.

Kitty Sommers

Director of Marketing at Rocky River Public Library

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