Registration is required for most events. Please call (440) 238-5530 to register or for more information. Customers may also visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org to register and to see more library event information. The Library and Administration Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in honor of the July 4th Holiday. We will resume normal hours on Friday, July 5th.
Grand Slam Summer Reading Game! Saturday, June 1st – August 3rd
All ages are invited to play our summer reading game for a chance to earn prizes. Register to play at our local branch or online. Sponsored by the Cleveland Indians, Chipotle, and Mitchell’s Ice Cream. For more information and to play, visit ccplsummerreading.org.
Year-Round Story Times
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers story time sessions year-round for children Birth to Age 5. Our Summer storytime sessions are in full swing! Please call the library or stop by the Children’s Desk for more information.
State of the Art Recording Studio Open to the Public
The Strongsville Branch Library has Audio and Video Recording Studios open to the public. Customers interested in using Garage Band, iMovie, and the Adobe Suite to create sound recordings, video recordings, and more are welcome to sign-up for studio time up to one week in advance. In order to use the studio, customers must first attend an orientation session. Drop-in orientations will be held on Tuesdays - Audio studio orientation from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Video studio orientation from 3:00-3:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Audio studio orientation from 9:30-10:00 a.m. and Video studio orientation from 10:00-10:30 a.m. No registration is needed. Please show up on time for these orientations. For more information on the studio and how to book studio time, please call (440) 238-5530.
Meet Author Erin Sievers! Monday, July 1st / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Recent Strongsville High School grad Erin Sievers will discuss her debut novel, Broken Lights Can’t Shine. Lily cannot walk, read, or speak more than a few words. She is eight years old. Tied to a light pole in her parents' backyard, she is consistently tormented, beaten, and starved, with little to do but repeat the horrible words that are shouted at her. But when Ben sneaks into her yard, intending to rob the house, he finds Lily and vows to give her a better life. And he does. He gives her a bed and food, and teaches her the basic skills any eight year old should know. There's just one catch: she's locked in his basement. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Discuss & Design: Millennial Book Discussion. For Book Lovers Ages 18-35. Wednesday, July 3rd / 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Join our book club with a twist. Read the bimonthly book and come discuss it as we design something that complements the title or book cover. Books will be available at the circulation desk for checkout. Our July discussion title will be Wishtree by Katherine Applegate.
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers computer classes for beginners to advanced users. Many of our classes offer Northstar Digital Literacy Certification. All classes are free. Registration begins 30 days before each class date. Classes are for adults age 18 and over. To see a full class list, descriptions, and to register, please visit https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes.aspx
Here are the upcoming classes:
Thursday, July 11th / 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Excel 2.
Friday, July 12th / 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Excel 3.
Saturday, July 13th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Excel Review.
School Age Science – Electricity! For Grades K – 5. Monday, July 15th / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
IT'S ELECTRIC! Find out how electricity powers our world while getting hands-on experience with circuits and static electricity.
Cutting the Cord: Alternatives to Cable. Tuesday, July 16th / 7:00 p.m.
Tired of paying the ever increasing prices for cable TV, or are you considering canceling your cable television package but are afraid you'll miss out on your favorite shows? Want to learn about free or low cost alternatives? If so, join us for a discussion of a variety of services including Netflix, Hulu, Kanopy, Hoopla, & more! Learn how to break free from cable and stream TV shows and movies.
Good Morning, Strongsville Speaker Series: Diabetes Check-Up. Wednesday, July 17th / 10:00 a.m.
Please join us for our bi-monthly Good Morning Strongsville Speaker Series. Each month we bring a special speaker of interest to seniors and residents of Strongsville. Join Darcie Drake, RN, CDE diabetes nurse educator from Southwest General as she teaches about diabetes and helps you review/refresh your Diabetes Self Care Management plan! Refreshments served.
Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, July 22nd at 2:30 p.m. Meets the 4th Monday of each month. New Members Welcome! Our next discussion title will be Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk. Join us for great conversation!
Summer Reading Meet-up. For incoming 9th graders of Strongsville High School. Wednesday, July 24th / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun Count of Monte Cristo activity and get your required summer reading started on the right foot.
Meet Author Lisa Damour. Thursday, July 25th / 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Damour is a psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and regular contributor to CBS News. She blends years of experience with the latest research developments to provide sound, practical guidance to children and adolescents as well as their parents, teachers, and advocates. Her instant New York Times bestseller, Under Pressure, is an urgently needed guide that addresses the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college. Damour’s previous book, Untangled, detailed the seven distinct developmental transitions teenage girls experience before becoming adults. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.
American Red Cross Blood Drive. Friday, July 26th / 10:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
In just an hour of your time you can help save up to three lives. Make sure hospital patients get the treatment they need. Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at (216) 431-3010.
Summer Reading Meet-up. For incoming 10th grade Honors students of Strongsville High School. Saturday, July 27th / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Secret Life of Bees and Enrique's Journey and get your required summer reading started on the right foot.
Jungle Terry. All Ages. Wednesday, July 31st / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join us at the library for live animals and fun as we welcome the one and only Jungle Terry.