Upcoming Programs and Events at Rocky River Public Library
Play Book BINGO from October 1 through November 30! Would you like a chance to win prizes for reading? Stop by the Reference Desk for a Book BINGO card and then get reading! Once you complete a card, turn it in for a new one. Each completed card is an entry for a monthly prize drawing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this new opportunity.
After-School Teen Scene takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the school year for grades 7 and up, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 pm.:
- 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!
October 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stop by for a Freestyle Hangout for students in grades 3-6. Relax after school and hang out with friends. Get creative with art supplies and have fun with technology, including our Smart Board. Drop in as you please!
Brush up on your ACT test-taking skills with a Princeton Review® test prep and strategy session.
October 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - ACT Prep Class
October 10 from 9:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. - ACT Practice Test
Grades 9 and up. Registration required for each event.
October 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Be part of The Cleveland Play House Script Club. It’s everything you love about a book club, but with a play in the spotlight. Register, then check out the script for "The Crucible", Arthur Miller’s controversial American classic. Read it, and then join CPH staff to explore the story and characters, and to learn how CPH takes a play from page to stage. Registration is required. You can register online then pick up your script at the Reference Desk or do both at once at the Reference Desk. You must be registered at least two days before to participate.
October 9 at 10:00 a.m. Join our Senior Lecture Series and come to Know The 10 Signs presented by the Alzheimer's Association. This workshop will stress the importance of early detection for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. As 10 million baby boomers risk developing Alzheimer's, early detection of the disease becomes critical to future planning. Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer's and getting diagnosed early is vital to receiving the best help and care possible.
October 12 at 6:30 p.m. We'll be showing “Amour Fou,” a 2014 comedy/drama from Austria as part of our Indie International Film Fest. Please note this film has not been rated and should be assumed to have mature content.
October 15 at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss An Evening with the Arts, presenting Glass Artists. The entertaining and enlightening program will celebrate artists who create glass art. Artists Russ O'Brien, Robert Coby and Jerry Keller will talk about their work. It’s your opportunity to meet three of Cleveland’s best, see their unique work, and learn how they developed their talent. Join in the Q&A to discover what it’s like to live life as an artist.
October 16 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, and the library will provide a 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.
October 17 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.
October 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Make It: My Bio Book by crafting an easy accordion style autobiographical book using digital photos and collage materials. Help celebrate Octavofest, the month-long celebration of books and bookmaking. Registration required.
October 20 at 7:00 p.m. Learn about College Financial Aid: What You Need to Know from Patty Saddle, President of the College Planning Center. She will discuss the college financial aid process. Topics will include merit aid, the FAFSA, the CSS PROFILE, private versus public schools, as well as information regarding loans and scholarships. Grades 9 and up.
October 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Discover What’s New in Microsoft Office 2016. This new version is said to be a more viable tool to work with mobile devices and cloud computing. Learn about the new features and how Microsoft in integrating mobility.
October 22 at 7:00 p.m. Be here for Cleveland Writes: Presenting Self-Published Authors. Meet authors Karl Bort, Janet Givens and Kate Elizabeth Nagel as they discuss their works and share their publishing experiences in an engaging panel discussion led by author and columnist Michael Heaton. Q&A followed by book signings.
October 23 at 5:00 p.m. Your Book, Your Brew is a new kind of book club! We'll meet at Tommy’s Place on Linda Street for a casual chat about books we’re reading and for a beverage of your choice.
October 26 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for 9th annual Cowan Classic Film Festival, which continues on with a showing of "Murder, My Sweet" (1944), starring Dick Powell and Claire Trevor. Fresh popcorn provided!
October 27 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.
October 28 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 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!
October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Next in our chef’s series is Chef’s Secrets: Delicious Guacamole presented by Josh Bierman, executive chef at Bomba Tacos & Rum. As part of the restaurant’s inspired Latin cuisine, this popular chef shares his fresh take on guacamole, which also happens to be one of his most requested dishes. Enjoy flavorful samples. Leave with recipe handouts.
October 30 at 12:00 p.m. Come to our Movie Matinee and enjoy “Testament of Youth,” a 2014 British drama based on the First World War memoir of the same name written by Vera Brittain. Popcorn and lemonade provided!
October 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you dare, join us for a Frightful Film Festival. Stay for one or four scary movie classics. Celebrate Halloween while snacking on spine-chilling popcorn and ghoulish goodies.
For additional information, call Rocky River Public Library at 440-333-7610 or visit www.rrpl.org.
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