Reading Buddies

Join us on Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m. for Reading Buddies. To wrap up Teen Read Week, the Amherst Public Library Teen Volunteers will share a reading experience with children ages birth through 7 years old. Come with your favorite book or read a book selected by our teens. Read to a teen buddy […] more

Halloween Parade Party

Kids of all ages are invited to join us on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. for a Halloween Parade Party. Come join the Halloween fun of not so spooky stories, craft and library trick or treating. Wearing a costume is optional but will be great for our parade pictures! No registration is required for […] more

Extreme Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

Join master carver Paul Koerner on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. for an Extreme Pumpkin Carving Demonstration.  Kids ages 7 to 18 will be able to interact with Paul as he creates pumpkins that will delight and amaze those who come to your door!! No registration is required for this program.  For more information […] more

Beginner Kumihimo for Kids

Kids ages 9 through 18 are invited to Beginner Kumihimo on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Students will be using a small, foam disk and satin cord to create a braided keychain. All materials are provided and you may keep your Kumihimo disk to make your own […] more

Who are the Amish?

Are you interested in learning more about the Amish? Join special guest Greg Dixon on October 12th at 6:30 p.m. as he shares his experiences with the Swartzentruber Amish community. No registration is required for this program. For more information contact us by phone at (440)988-4230. more

Friends of the Amherst Public Library Fall Book Sale

The Friends of Amherst Public Library are hosting their Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Novemebr 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  A large variety of adult and children’s hard cover books, paperbacks, and DVD’s will be available. Scanners will only be allowed on Sunday, November 5. […] more

Watercolor Pencils with Mary Jo Clark

Join us at the Amherst Public Library for Watercolor Pencils with Mary Jo Clark at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23rd. Enjoy learning new skills and techniques during this creative workshop where all skill levels are welcome. Students will use watercolor pencils to create a painting. Students will need a set of watercolor pencils, pink […] more

Toddler Playtime

  Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for Toddler Playtime at the Amherst Public Library on Friday, October 13th, 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

The Swift Mansion with Grant Thompson

Lorain County Metroparks Chief Naturalist Grant Thompson joins us at 6:30 p.m. on October 26, 2017 for an exploration of the history and lore of the Swift Mansion and its connections to the legend of “Gore Orphanage.” Come find out why this mansion, built along the Vermilion River in 1840 and destroyed by fire in […] more

Flower Bulb Forcing with Shelly Hill

Join special guest Shelly Hill at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19th for a class on Flower Bulb Forcing. Are you looking for a simple project to bring a bit of color and fragrance into your holiday décor? Are you trying to figure out what to buy that hard to buy for person on your […] more


    The Friend 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

Weight Loss

Learn more about Weight Loss when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks at the Amherst Public Library on Monday September 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Don’t miss this fun and informative evening. No registration is required for this program. For more information, contact us by phone at (440)988-4230.   more


Do you like to send and receive postcards?  Did you know that there is an international club called Postcrossing that began 12 years ago which allows you to send postcards and receive postcards back from random people around the world?  If this sounds interesting to you, then come and join us for an Introduction to […] more

Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring is back for the fall! Join us at the library at 7 p.m. on Mondays, September 18th, October 16th, & November 20th for an hour of coloring and relaxation. All materials will be provided. Attend each month and earn up to three entries in the Fall Adult Coloring prize drawing on November 20th! […] more

Friends of the Amherst Public Library Author’s Luncheon

Friends of Amherst Public Library will feature the best-selling author of Doc, Mary Doria Russell, at the 13th Annual Authors Luncheon on October 5th at 12:00 p.m.  The luncheon takes place at Heritage Presbyterian Church, located at 515 Leavitt Rd in Amherst. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the library or from a […] more

Crochet Workshops

Saturday morning crochet with Vivian is back! Join us at the library on Saturdays, September 9th, 16th, and 30th 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 and a skein of “Sugar and Cream” yarn for the […] 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