Tuesday, Feb. 19 (7-9 p.m.) Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Man Who Stood Up to Hitler – Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Protestant minister and German theologian who came of age between the two World Wars. His writings reflect the increasing alarm as he watched his fellow Germans believe the lies of the National Socialists, turning anger into madness. A lone voice that stood up to Hitler. What message do his words hold for us today? Please register.
Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and 27 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket.
Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and 27 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, February 21 and 28 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by Youth Services to sign up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (7-8:30 p.m.) Recycling: Current and Future Technologies – Recycling is a lot more than sorting out bottles, paper and cans. Join Dr. Joel Keller as he teaches us all about the processes of recycling. What can be recycled? How do our communities currently handle recycling? Do those blue and green bins at the end of the driveway really work? And going forward, what are some recycling systems we can look to in the future? Please register.
Thursday, Feb. 21 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Small Business Lunch & Learn: Financial Statement Basics – Learn what financial statements are, why they are important, and how they are used in the process of running a business. Good bookkeeping and financial management are critical to the health of a business. Please register.
Thursdays, Feb. 21 and 28 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club! – Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins one week before each session.
Thursday, Feb. 21 (6:30 p.m., Preschool session) and Friday, Feb. 22 (9:30 a.m., Preschool session; 11:30 a.m., Toddler Session) Teach Me to Play – A play-based program for families and their children (Toddler: ages 18 months-2 years and Preschool: ages 3-6 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Diverse opportunities for learning are provided, with an emphasis on facilitating communication, practicing social interactions and responding to behaviors in a positive way. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or call 440-570-5908.
Friday, Feb. 22 (10 a.m.-noon) Fiber Fanatics – A time for needlecrafters to share, solve problems and show off.
Friday, Feb. 22 (10-10:30 a.m.) Little Hands Art – Nurture your child’s creative side with this hands-on program featuring a story, craft and music. For children ages 3-5 and their caregiver. Please register.
Saturday, Feb. 23 (1-2:30 p.m.) Grants for Children with Special Needs – Would you like to apply for a grant to help fund your child’s therapies, camps or equipment needs but aren’t sure where to begin? Join Julie K. Robie of Community Fund Management Foundation (CFMF) as she takes participants step-by-step through the process of applying for CFMF Accessibility Grants and CFMF Education, Therapy, and Services Grants. Also, Amy Clawson of Ohio Family 2 Family will present how to create your child’s medical summary and how to write a vision statement to supplement your grant applications and other uses. Families are encouraged to bring a laptop or other device to begin their application. To register visit connectingforkids.org/register or call 440-570-5908.
Saturday, Feb. 23 (2-4 p.m.) Carry Out Crafts – Stop by the Youth Services Department to see our featured craft. We have all the supplies you’ll need to create something fantastic!
Saturday, Feb. 23 (3-5 p.m.) Anime Club – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otakus and newbies are welcome! Grades 7 to adult.
Sunday, Feb. 24 (2-4 p.m.) Chess Club – Hone your chess skills or learn how to play the game. Recommended for ages 6+, but all ages are welcome. If you have a chess set, please bring it with you.
Monday, Feb. 25 (12:30-1:30 p.m.) Senior Storytime: LoveNotes – Join us for short stories read by librarians that will warm your heart with love and happiness. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish! Please register.
Monday, Feb. 25 (2-3 p.m.) 19th Century Mourning Rituals – Lysa Stanton of the Westlake Historical Society will discuss 19th-century mourning rituals and how our ancestors understood the grieving process. Some of these rituals may sound familiar to us and many will strike us as a little out of the ordinary. Please register.