Category: Featured

Acrylic Painting with Mary Jo Clark

Join us at the Amherst Public Library for Acrylic Painting with Mary Jo Clark on July 17, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. Participants will create a welcome sign on slate. Students will need a small set of acrylic paints, a #8 round Taklon brush, sponge, and rags for clean-up. Slate may be purchased from […] more

Create a Fairy Garden

Join Shelly Hill on Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Amherst Public Library to learn how to plant, create, and care for a fairy garden. Following the program, attendees will have the opportunity to create a small trinket to place in their own miniature gardens to entice fairies. Register online or by calling […] more

Inflammation: The Silent Killer, with Dr. Jeremy Watson

Learn more about inflammation and its effects on the body when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks on “Inflammation: The Silent Killer” at the Amherst Public Library on Monday July 31, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Don’t miss this fun and informative evening. No registration is required for this program. more

Lego Play

Kids ages first grade an older are invited to join us in the Storytime area on Thursday, July 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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 […] more

Walkin’ on Wednesdays

Come visit the Amherst Public Library during Main Street Amherst’s Walkin’ on Wednesdays program taking place the second Wednesday of the month, featuring outdoor entertainment and extended business hours at participating businesses in the historical downtown area.  The library will offer family friendly activities on the front lawn from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on June 14th, July […] more

Summer Craft Days

Stop by and make a craft Wednesdays during Summer Reading!  Drop in between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to take part in this weekly craft activities. Crafts take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Drop by at your convenience and get creative.  Of course it’s free.  Crafts run from Wednesday, June 7 through Wednesday, July 12. more

Rain Barrel Contest

  Stop by the Children’s Department and enter for your chance to win this Rain Barrel.   All ages are welcome! One entry per person. The winner will be selected via a drawing held at 8 p.m. on July 26th at the Fun Fair .   more

Seed Growing Contest

While you grow with reading this summer, show us how you can grow a plant of your choice. Take pictures of your plant as it grows and submit them to the Children’s Department. A winner will be chosen from a random drawing on August 21st.   Your pictures may be submitted by email to or in […] more

Testosterone with Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician

Learn more about a 12 step program for men to naturally boost testosterone levels for increased strength, energy, and longevity when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks on “Testosterone” at the Amherst Public Library on Monday, June 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Don’t miss this fun and informative evening. No registration is required for this program. more

Community Paper Shredding Day

The Friends of the Amherst Public Library are sponsoring a Community Shred Day on Sat, July 15th, in the Amherst Public Library parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your personal documents and confidential papers shredding on-site for you at no charge using equipment from Ohio Secure Shred.  Paper only- no cardboard or hard covered items.  […] 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