Category: Featured

Rock Painting Party

Help us kick off the first week of Summer Reading 2018 and rock out at the Amherst Public Library! Readers and Rockers ages 8 and up are invited to join us on Thursday, June 7th for a Rock & Roll rock painting party from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. We’ll provide all of the materials, you […] more

Local Author Visit with David Miraldi

Join local author David Miraldi for a book talk and signing of his first novel, The Edge of Innocence, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th. Based on the 1964 trial of Casper Bennett in Lorain County, the novel reveals evidence not known at the time of the trial. The Edge of Innocence takes the […] more

Emotional Freedom Technique for Stress Relief

Join us on Monday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. when Rena Gaudin presents a worskhop on the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  EFT can effectively relieve the feelings of anger, frustration, fear, anxiety, and hopelessness that arise from stress. Tapping movements on the same energy meridians that are used in traditional acupuncture produce similar results without […] more

Vegetarian All Day

Chef Giulia returns to the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. for the first of two vegetarian cooking demonstrations.  Vegetarian All Day will provide ideas for planning and preparing vegetarian foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for home or on the go.  These health-providing plant-based foods are lower in fat, […] more

Rockin’ Music Play

Children of all ages are invited to the Amherst Public Library on Saturdays, June 9th and July 14th at 11:00 a.m. for Rockin’ Music Play as part of our LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading program.  Music Therapist Hannah Gonzalez will engage children ages 9 months to 6 years in engaging activities including singing, instrument play, and […] more

Libraries Rock with Zak

The Amherst Public Library continues a great summer of programming with Libraries Rock with Zak!  Join us at the Main Street Community Center, 255 Park Avenue in downtown Amherst on Wednesday, June 20, at 1 p.m. and prepare to be amazed. Zak Morgan’s interactive live performances are filled with warmth, wordplay, laughter, and positive messages […] more

Conte Crayons with Mary Jo Clark

Join us at the Amherst Public Library for a Human Figure and Face workshop with Mary Jo Clark on Monday, June 4th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will be working with Conte Crayons to produce expressive figure drawings. Conte Crayons, sometimes called Shading Sticks come in a set of earth-tone colors including sepia, […] more

Dulcimer Contest

As Part of our LIBRARIES ROCK Summer Reading Program, the Amherst Public Library is giving away a dulcimer.  Due to a generous donation from a library patron, you might just be the lucky recipient of your own dulcimer, tuner, case, book, & lessons to get started.   Entry forms are available at the library. Fill […] more

The History of Folk Music, with Dr. Joel Keller

Joel Keller, the “Doc of Rock and Roll” returns to the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m. with a new program on the History of American Folk Music, the “Music of the Common Man.” Joel will explore the historical context of the rise of American folk, beginning in the dustbowl years […] more

Fairy and Pirate Storytime

Ahoy mates. The Amherst Public Library invites everyone to come aboard for Pirate and Fairy Storytime. This magical storytime will feature favorite books, music and fun and is perfect for ages 3 and up. Of course costumes are welcome. Two sessions are offered: Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 23 at 11:15 […] more

Gluten and Other Food Sensitivities with Dr. Jeremy Watson

Join us on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks on “Gluten and Other Food Sensitivities” at the Amherst Public Library. Dr. Watson will help you understand how food sensitivities can lead to everything from weight gain to fatigue and auto-immune conditions. Learn about ‘leaky gut’ and its link […] more

Annual Student Art Show

The Amherst Public Library will host their annual Student Art Show beginning, April 30 and continuing through May 20, during regular library hours — Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. We will host a special evening […] 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 Saturdays, June 2nd & July 7th 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


    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