Upcoming Programs and Events at Rocky River Public Library

December 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Drop in for our Holiday Craft Festival. The holidays are coming and it’s time to decorate!  Stop by the library with family and friends and make ornaments together. For all ages.

December 3 at 7:00 p.m.   Meet the Author James Renner. Novelist and freelance journalist, James Renner, discusses his newest novel,  "The Great Forgetting". A fascinating read that blends science fiction and conspiracy thrillers with a touch of pure fantasy. Q&A followed by book signing. 

December 5 at 2:00 p.m.   It’s holiday baking time again, so join us for a Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap. If you’d like to revamp your repertoire, bring two dozen of your favorite home-baked cookies and the recipe to the library and we’ll sample, share stories and take home recipes.  Beverages provided. Registration required.

December 7 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!

December 9 at 9:30 a.m.   Learn about NASA: Living and Working in Space from NASA staff member, Jim Simek. The presentation includes duties on the International Space Station and Shuttle.

December 11 at 5:00 p.m.   Join us for Your Book, Your Brew at Erie Island Coffee Company. This is a new kind of book club! We’ll meet outside the library for a casual chat about books we’re reading, while enjoying a beverage of your choice.

December 14 at 6:30 p.m.   View “Secrets of War,” a 2015 Dutch drama, as we continue our Indie International Film Fest, featuring selections from the world’s top film festivals. During WWII, the friendship of two boys is at risk when a girl tells a very personal secret to only one of them. Please note that films shown have not been rated and should be assumed to have mature content.

December 18 at 2:00 p.m.   Why not come to the library to Sip, Snack, and Craft! - and chat while you get into the  knitting groove. You'll want to bring your own project and supplies, and 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.

December 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Make a furry friend’s holiday dreams come true at our 4th Annual APL Critter Christmas Party. Drop off a gift from the Animal Protective League’s wish list. Stay to meet animals looking for forever homes and make a pet-friendly gift for your pet or donate to one in need. Family friendly. APL wish list and donation site is https://clevelandapl.org/donate/our-wish-list/.

December 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.    

December 26 at 12:00 p.m.   Come to our Movie Matinee featuring Trainwreck,”  starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader - and LeBron James. Popcorn and lemonade provided!

December 28 at 6:30 p.m.   Join us for 9th annual the Cowan Classic Film Festival, which continues on with a showing of “The Killers (1946), starring Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster. Fresh popcorn provided!

December 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. 

After-School Teen Scene takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the school year, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.:

  • 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!

Grades 7 and up.

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Holiday Closings:  Rocky River Public Library will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 2:33 PM, 12.02.2015