Category: Featured

Balloon Bender Dave

Stop by the front lawn at the Amherst Public Library on August 8th anytime between 6 – 8 p.m. for outdoor entertainment and family fun! Balloon Bender Dave will create amazingly unique balloon sculptures for all ages. In the event of rain, activities will be moved inside. No registration is required for this program.  For […] more

Gotcha Covered

Have a stack of new textbooks you need covered right away? Students heading back to school are invited to the Amherst Public Library where they can cover their books and grab a snack after school. Stop in the library August 21 and 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. and also August 28 from 5 – […] more

A Thirst for History – Amherst’s Old Spring & Rediscovered Braun Brewery

Join local historian Colonel Matt Nahorn at the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. for a program on the early history of Amherst’s Old Spring and Braun Brewery. Learn the reason for Downtown Amherst’s geographical location, as well as the history of the Braun Brewery and its modern rediscovery. No registration […] more

Fairytales Through the Zodiac

Astrologist Judy Conkel will visit the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. to talk about Fairytales Through the Zodiac. A fun way to learn the basics of astrology, each sun sign can discover the inner meaning of the zodiac through fairy tales. Are you a Cinderella? Is Goldilocks more your style? […] more

Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

Are you thinking of selling your home but don’t know where to start? Join our special guests from Chicago Title at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 9th to learn how to get the most profit from the sale of your home. You’ll learn about choosing services from professional real estate agents and stagers, analyzing offers […] more

Watercolor Pencils with Mary Jo Clark

Join us at the Amherst Public Library for a Watercolor Pencils Workshop with Mary Jo Clark on Monday, August 6th from 1-3 p.m. Enjoy learning new skills and techniques during this creative workshop where all skill levels are welcome. Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary! Students will need to bring a set of watercolor pencils, […] more

Canine Reading Buddies

Children of all ages are invited to the Amherst Public Library to read to a TDI or Bright & Beautiful therapy dog on the first Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our licensed Canine Reading Buddies are all ears waiting to be read to. Come with your favorite book or choose […] more

Back to School Savings- Couponing 101 with Rachel Krych

Columnist and coupon expert Rachel Krych will visit the Amherst Public Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 2nd to provide tips and tricks for getting the most out of your back to school shopping. Couponing 101 is a great class for beginners or those looking for a refresher! Rachel will tell you where to […] more

Back to School Storytime

Kids can gear up for a great school year with this special Back to School Storytime at the Amherst Public Library. Enjoy stories to get you ready for that first day of school. Program is aimed at children entering preschool, kindergarten, or first grade but everyone is welcome. Join us on Monday, August 13, at […] more

Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Are you shopping for a new home? Join our special guests from Chicago Title on Thursday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m. to hear tips and advice for buying your new home in a seller’s market. No registration is required.  For more information contact the library at (440)988-4230. more

Break Your Sugar Addiction

Join us on Monday, July 30rd at 6:30 p.m. when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks on Breaking Your Sugar Addiction at the Amherst Public Library. Dr. Watson will explain the damaging effects of sugar on the body and steps to eliminate added sugar from the diet.  Get on the path to losing weight, increasing […] more

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Join Michael W. Stadul for six weekly class sessions of the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program on Tuesdays, July 10th– August 14th at 11:30 a.m. at the Amherst Public Library.  This program is easy to learn, enjoyable, and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. Attendees should come […] more

Toddler Playtime

Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for Toddler Playtime at the Amherst Public Library on Friday, August 3rd, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.   No registration is required for this drop-in playtime that takes place in the Children’s storytime area.  more

Lego Play

Kids ages first grade and older are invited to join us on Thursday, July 26th from 11:00 a.m. -noon for Lego Play. Use our LEGOs to create something great and have fun with other LEGO enthusiasts. No adults are allowed in the construction area so kids must be able to work independently and work well […] more


    The Friends of the Amherst Public Library are now on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Friends of the Amherst Public Library every time you shop, at no cost to you.  .05% of eligible purchases will be collected and sent in a quarterly check to the Friends.  To shop […] more

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has come to Lorain County. Through the Lorain County Imagination Library, preschool children receive free books! The mission of the Lorain County Imagination Library is to foster a lifetime love of reading, empower families and increase kindergarten readiness to build a strong foundation for a community of children who view themselves […] more

Yoga for the Mind Creative Writing Group

Looking for inspiration and calm in your busy life?  Are you an artist at heart?  Join our creative writing group, and meet other individuals who share a desire to write creatively. Yoga for the Mind Creative Writing Group will meet every other Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the community room at the Amherst Public Library. Call […] more

Lions Club Eyeglass Collection

The Need for Glasses –153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses. Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty […] more