“Upcoming Programs and Events at Rocky River Public Library”

June 2 at 7:00 p.m.   Meet Author Joe Hurley.  Be here when retired newspaper reporter Hurley shares his experience of walking 3,600-miles as described in his book “Ten Million Steps on Route 6: A Fresh Look at America and Americans from Cape Cod to California.” Q&A followed by book signing.

June 4 at 7:00 p.m.   The JFK Assassination will be presented by Bev Sadowski.  Find out what really happened then and why knowing the truth matters today. Sadowski’s lifelong interest in this topic has introduced her to eyewitnesses, taken her to conferences and encouraged her to collect over 100 books on this topic. A retired teacher, she creates a well thought-out and informative report.  

June 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.    Hurry in to sign up for our Summer Reading Program. Meet our own Rocky River heroes at our Summer Reading Kick-off party.  Firefighter Captain Bednarski and Police Sergeant Lichman will be at the Library  Come see a fire truck and police car up close! Free snacks provided by EarthFare.

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.  Earn great prizes!

All teens in grades 7 through 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.

June 8 at 6:30 p.m.   Join us for “Mr. Turner”, a 2014 British drama, as we continue our Indie International Film Fest, featuring selections from the world’s top film festivals. The film is an exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. 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.

June 17 at 9:30 a.m.  Learn about the Cleveland Memory Project and what you can find online about Cleveland’s history. This engaging look at Cleveland history includes a vast photo archive, a virtual reading room, and a showcase for major collections such as The Cleveland Press, The Wilbur & Sara Ruth Watson Bridge Book, and The Cleveland Union Terminal collections.

June 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Come to the library to Sip, Snack, And Craft! 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.  

June 22 at 1:30 p.m.   Cool off at an Afternoon at the Movies for students completing grades 3-6. Enjoy popcorn, drinks, and friends while watching a hero movie on the big screen.

June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Let’s Go on a Story Walk! on the library’s lawn. Enjoy time outside with your family! Stop by and take a walk around the library while reading a picture book together. After your walk, stop in the Children’s Room to add your name to the raffle for free tickets to Kings Island.

June 25 at 7:00 p.m.   Our popular performing art series, On Stage in River, presents MorrisonDance at the Rocky River Senior Center at 21014 Hilliard Boulevard. This unique dance company presents choreographic favorites, including recently created works - all extraordinary and ahead of the curve. Since 1997, MorrisonDance has challenged the traditional understanding of dance. Their creativity abounds through experimental presentations that combine nature, technology and other artistic disciplines in cross-disciplinary collaborations. Bring family and friends to enjoy their imaginative spirit. Free admission. No registration. Limited seating - come early.

June 26 at 12:00 p.m.   Catch our Movie Matinee and enjoy a popular new release.  Popcorn and lemonade provided.

June 27 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. 

June 29 at 3:00 p.m.   Join us for Cool Crafting @ Your Library and beat the heat with two cool summer drop-in crafts.  Create a “Gotham Cityscape” using watercolors and paper, and draw your own superhero character to protect the city from overhead.  Then try your hand at a  “Graphic Novel Collage” by upcycling used graphic novels and comic books to design a powerful piece of art. While supplies last.  For ages 6 & up.

June 30 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. 


The Library will be closed on Sundays, beginning June 7.  Sunday hours resume on August 30.

The Library will be closed on Thursday, June 11 for staff training.  The Library reopens on Friday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m.      

 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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