Category: Featured

Tech Toys for Tweens to Teens

Join us on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. when the NEO Tech Lab brings some of the most exciting and educational tech gadgets for youth.  This program will allow tween and teens to explore and experiment hands-on with the technology, promoting skills in programming, computational thinking and coding in a fun and interactive way.  […] more

Inflammation: The Silent Killer with Dr. Watson

Join us on Monday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks on “Inflammation: The Silent Killer” at the Amherst Public Library. Learn what inflammation is, if your body is inflamed, and how to ‘de-flame’ through nutrition and lifestyle changes. Improve energy levels, decrease joint pain and heal GI issues with […] more

Adult Coloring

Monday night Adult Coloring is back for the spring! Join us at the Amherst Public Library at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays, March 19th, April 16th, and May 7th for an hour of coloring and relaxation.  All materials will be provided.  Attend each month and earn up to three entries in the Spring Adult Coloring prize […] more

You Can’t Play Ball in a Skirt: the Alta Weiss Story

Meet a fascinating figure of regional history at the Amherst Public Library on Monday, March 5th 6:30 p.m., when Eden Valley Enterprises presents “You Can’t Play Ball in a Skirt,” the Alta Weiss Story. Born in Berlin, Ohio in 1890, Alta Weiss was a natural athlete from birth. As a young adult, Alta joined a […] more

Spring Mixed Media Art with Mary Jo Clark

Mary Jo Clark is bringing her art workshops back to the Amherst Public Library! Join us for a Spring Mixed Media Workshop on Monday, March 5 from 1-3 p.m.  Enjoy learning new skills and techniques during this creative workshop where all skill levels are welcome. Students will learn how to use watercolor pencils and pen […] more

Beat Cabin Fever Toddler Playtime

Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us to beat Cabin Fever with a Toddler Playtime at the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, March 1st 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

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual event, taking place on the first Saturday in March. Come learn all about the “Last Great Race on Earth” on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. with local Iditarod enthusiast Eleanor Csizmadia before the 2018 race kicks off. Eleanor will share photographs and videos, fun facts, […] more

Smart Device Demo

Join us on Monday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m., when our special guests from the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System will demonstrate some of the newest and hottest smart devices on the market. From voice activated assistants that can control your home or office with simple commands, to smart lights that can learn your patterns, […] more

Adult Winter Reading

Lights, Camera, Action! Adult Winter Reading at Amherst Public Library begins on Monday, January 29th and runs through Monday, March 5th. Read any book or watch any movie based on a book to receive a small prize and an entry into one of three grand prize drawings. Make sure you stop in at least once […] more

AARP Tax-Aide

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program will be available again this year at the Amherst Public Library.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 60 and older – at more than 5,000 locations nationwide.  The program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Thursday, February 1st and extending through Thursday, April […] more

Crochet Workshop

Saturday morning crochet with Vivian is back! Join us at the library on Saturdays, January 27th, February 10th & 24th, March 10th & 24th, and April 7th & 21st from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Beginners and those who would like to start a new project with the group should bring a “J” crochet hook […] more

Get E-Healthy Tech Lab

Join us on January 29th at 6:30 p.m., when our special guests from the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System will teach you how to Get E-Healthy.  From trackers that can save your life, to a mobile EKG that can fit in your pocket, to a device that can detect when you’re stressed, technology has advanced […] 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, January 6, February 3, and March 3 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 […] 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