Events at Rocky River Public Library

July 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   The library and the city will co-sponsor the ninth annual Antiques Appraisal Fair as part of the city’s annual “River Days” celebration at the Don Umerley Civic Center. The center is located at 21016 Hilliard Boulevard on the City Hall campus complex. The fair will feature six 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.  Participants will be limited to two items or sets per person. 

July 11 at 1:30 p.m.    It's an Afternoon at the Movies for students completing grades 3-6. Cool off inside the library with popcorn, drinks, and friends while watching a sports movie on the big screen.

July 11 at 6:30 p.m.   We continue our Indie International Film Fest with the “Son of Saul,” a 2015 Hungarian drama set in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.  Please note that films shown have not been rated and should be assumed to have mature content. Free popcorn!

July 12 at 7:00 p.m.   From Estonia To Ohio: An Immigrant Family’s Experience  will be presented by Rocky River resident Lia (Noukas) Staaf. She will relate her family’s experience escaping from Estonia in 1944 with the Russians advancing and eventually settling on a farm near Genoa, Ohio.

July 14 at 7:00 p.m.   Cleveland Writes presents crime writer, Richard Montanari. In a panel discussion, Montanari and author and columnist Michael Heaton will discuss their works and share their publishing experiences. Followed by book signings.

July 15 at 2:00 p.m.   Come to Sip, Snack, and Craft! while you get into the knitting groove. You can bring your own project or select a suggested pattern from the Calendar of Events. Registration required.

July 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Are you crazy about Legos®? Then drop in for the Guild of the Brick for ages 5 and older. We provide the Legos®, you bring the imagination. 

July 18 at 3:00 p.m.   Come for Cool Crafting @ Your Library. Beat the heat and join us for cool summer drop-in crafts. Make a sports-themed flip book and bookmarks. While supplies last. For ages 6 & up.

July 19 and 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   Don’t miss Hooray For Food Trucks & Fun! in the library’s parking lot and on the front lawn. On July 19, Nelly Belly Applewood Fired Pizza serves up mouth-watering Old World tastes. And be here on July 26 when the Krav Food Truck stops to serve up Mediterranean dishes, with a Latin and Korean accent. Get your food to go or stay to join in the family fun on the lawn. We’ll have corn hole, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, trivia and more for a perfect summer evening.

July 19 at 7:00 p.m.   Join us for a Men’s Book Discussion of “The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II” by Jan Jarboe Russell. The author tells the disturbing story of the only WWII internment camp for “enemy alien” families, located in Crystal City, TX, which held over 6,000 people. The Roosevelt administration used these men, women, and children to trade for Americans held overseas. 

July 20 at 9:30 a.m.   IT Security Breaches: How Can This Happen? will be addressed at our next Computer Breakfast Series. There have been several recent news stories of major information technology breaches that have compromised the personal information of consumers. John Dolinar, the executive director of Enterprises Infrastructure Services at Cuyahoga Community College, will discuss hacking and the efforts of ethical professionals to stay one step ahead of those seeking to circumvent security procedures.

July 21 at 7:00 p.m.   An Evening With The Arts presents photographers Larry Kasperek, Tim Lachina, and John Tellaisha. Discover how these talented photographers capture the beauty and creative excitement of the world around us. This is your opportunity to meet them, view some of their work and learn their creative processes. Join in the Q&A.

July 29 at 12:00 p.m.  Come for a Movie Matinee featuring a popular new release. Popcorn and lemonade provided!

For additional information, call Rocky River Public Library at 440-333-7610 or visit

Kitty Sommers

Director of Marketing at Rocky River Public Library

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