“Upcoming Programs and Events at Rocky River Public Library”

Calling all Teen Volunteers!  Are you a student in grades 9-12 looking for a place to fulfill school assigned volunteer hours? The Library may be able to help. Opportunities will range from collection maintenance to assisting librarians with program preparations and implementation. Please contact Megan Alabaugh, Teen Librarian, at 440- 895-3752 or m.alabaugh@rrpl.org to find out more about this new opportunity.

After-School Teen Scene for grades 7 and up takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the school year, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 pm., starting on Tuesday, September 1:

  • Tuesdays - Gaming in the Computer Training Center.
  • Wednesdays - Join the Library Literati for weekly bookish activities.
  • Thursdays - Stop in for a casual Teen Lounge. Activities will vary but pancakes will be a staple!

September 9 at 7:00 p.m.   Patty Saddle, President of the College Planning Center, will discuss the college planning process at College 101. Topics will include researching your options, college visits and interviews, and standard versus early admission. Grades 9 and up. 

September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Join our Perennial Plant Swap in the Reading Garden. Are your flower beds blooming wildly this season, why not share your extras?  Fall is the perfect time to plant perennials in your garden so they will be ready for spring. For every plant you bring to share, you’ll be able to take something new home. 

September 14 at 6:30 p.m.   Come see for “71,” a 2014 British drama/thriller, as we continue our Indie International Film Fest, featuring selections from the world’s top film festivals. A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast. 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.

September 16 at 9:30 a.m.   Discover What’s New In Windows 10. In July, Microsoft released their new, redesigned operating system, Windows 10. Discover features that have returned from Windows 7 and the new features added since Windows 8.1.

September 17 at 7:00 p.m.   Join the discussion of “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel at the Adult Rocky River Readers Book Club.  Kirsten Raymonde survived the pandemic flu that wiped out 99% of the Earth’s population. Twenty years later, it is a strange new world, and Kirsten is part of a small troupe of nomadic Shakespearean performers who attempt to keep themselves and the remnants of art and humanity alive.

September 18 at 10:00 a.m.   Learn about the Basics Of Estate Planning with Benjamin F. Farah, attorney & counselor at law. Learn about the basics of estate planning through wills, avoiding probate, trusts, general powers of attorney, living wills, and health care powers of attorneys.

September 18 at 2:00 p.m.   Why not come to the library to Sip, Snack, and Craft! while you get into the knitting groove. You'll want to bring your own project and supplies, the Library will provide the cozy atmosphere and helpful assistance if you get stuck. Or if you’d like to work on the same project as others, please stop by Reference Desk for a free pattern. Registration required.

September 19 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 for “Guild of the Brick.” We provide the Legos®, you bring the imagination.  

September 21 at 3:30 p.m.   Drop in for Movie Monday for students in grades 3 through 6. We’ll feature newly released DVDs, along with everyone’s favorite classics, after school. Enjoy free popcorn and drinks.    

September 22 at 6:30 p.m.   Attend our computer workshop for Personal Branding. Get the story behind the buzzword and learn to use the building blocks of marketing to foster the personal relationships that can boost your career, how to maintain your personal brand, and what pitfalls to look out for along the way. Presenter Jennifer Stuart Lesch is the art director for a Cleveland nonprofit and specializes in visual branding.

September 24 at 7:00 p.m.   Our ever-popular Chef’s Secrets series kicks off the season with “Fresh Handmade Pasta” presented by Brian Goodman, Executive Chef of The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat and Trentina. Chef Goodman’s passion translates to the award-winning cuisine he prepares at each restaurant. No need to be intimidated—he’ll show you how fresh-every-day ingredients make all the difference when it comes to turning out a winning pasta dish. Delicious samples. Recipe handouts. 

September 25 and 26 at 12:00 p.m.   Watch a Movie Matinee of “Cinderella” starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett.  Popcorn and lemonade provided!

September 27 at 7:00 p.m.   Our popular performing art series, On Stage in River, presents “The Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra” at the Rocky River Senior Center on 21014 Hilliard Boulevard.  The Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra consists of five members of the renowned Cleveland Orchestra who, as part of our popular performing arts series, will share their love of bluegrass with a wide variety of music from standard bluegrass tunes to classical favorites played with a bluegrass twist.  Free admission. Limit seating—come early. 

September 27 to October 3 - Banned Books Week   Exercise your right to read and visit the Library during this week. Every time you check out five items to read (or listen to) you can enter the drawing to win a great prize! Just bring your receipt to the Reference Desk and fill out an entry form.

September 28 at 6:30 p.m.   Join us for 9th annual Cowan Classic Film Festival, which kicks off on with a showing of "Mildred Pierce" (1945), starring Joan Crawford and Jack Carson. Fresh popcorn provided!

September 29 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! New to gaming? No problem. Grades 7 and up. 

September 30 from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Drop in for Get in the Game! on for students in grades 3-6. Meet at the library after school to hang out with your friends, play games and munch on snacks. Be sure to try out our new Wii U with games like Super Smash Brothers!    

The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Sunday, September 6 and on Monday, September 7.

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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