Hand Knitting Fun

Learn how to knit with just your fingers!  Join us at the Amherst Public Library for a hands-on workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6th. So easy, absolutely no experience is necessary! Ages 14+ will get the chance to hand knit their very own scarf. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required for […] more

After School Movie Matinee

The Amherst Public Library is excited to have an after school special of popcorn and a movie on Thursday, December 20th at 3:00 p.m. Come enjoy Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas to kick start your winter break. One lucky attendee will win the dvd! No registration is required. For more information contact the library […] more

Holiday Movie Matinee

The Amherst Public Library is excited to announce that we are now able to show free movies! To celebrate, we’re kicking off with a Sunday matinee of the Will Farrell holiday classic, Elf.  All ages are invited to join us on Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m. Take a break from the stress of the season […] more

Wrap Your Gifts at APL

Take a moment to relax from the hustle and bustle of the Holidays with an open gift wrapping event at Amherst Public Library! Stop by any time between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9th and wrap your gifts in style. We’ll provide wrapping paper, gift bags, and everything else needed to wrap […] more

Holiday Origami

Join James Peake at the Amherst Public Library on Wednesday, December 5th  at 6:00 p.m. for some holiday paper magic by creating holiday origami for fun or for gifts!  Also learn how to participate in future origami activities and where to find origami resources and supplies to fold on your own or with others! James Peake, an expert […] more

Holiday Card Craft

Children of all ages are welcome to drop by the Amherst Public Library on Saturday, December 15th between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to create a holiday greeting card for that very special person. Enjoy holiday music while your creativity flows! No registration is required.  For more information contact the library at (440)988-4230. more

Elf on a Shelf Contest

The Amherst Public Library Youth Services Department will be hiding an Elf in the library from December 1st through December 21st.  Find the Elf’s location for a chance to win our Elf.  He will be busy moving every day so stop in as often as you can to fill out the daily entry form. One […] more

All Aboard for Train Storytime

The Amherst Public Library will host a special train themed storytime on Monday, December 10th at 10:15 a.m. and Wednesday, December 12th at 11:15 a.m.  Choose the session that works best for you. The Polar Express isn’t the only holiday train in town as the library will feature stories and fun with a holiday train […] more

Cookie Storytime

Children of all ages are invited to enjoy holiday stories and decorate cookies during this special holiday storytime offered at the Amherst Public Library.  This year the library is offering three sessions of this popular program. Cookie Storytime will take place on Monday, December 3rd at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30 p.m., and […] more

Santa Visits the Amherst Public Library

Santa and Mrs. Claus are inviting all children with their parents and grandparents to a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Amherst Public Library on Tuesday, December 11th at 6 p.m. Children will receive a copy of the book to celebrate this special Christmas memory. No registration is required.  For more information […] more

Holidays for Heroes – Cards for Military Service Members

Stop by the Amherst Public Library anytime between November 1st and November 16th and take a moment to write out a holiday card to an American service member. Cards are provided by the library, so all you have to do is write a message and sign your name. We’ll take care of the rest, with […] more

Lego Play

Kids ages first grade and older are invited to join us on Friday, November 23rd 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 and […] more

Yoga with Rob Shulman

Want to get a little healthier before the holidays? Our four week yoga series with Rob Shulman is a great start! On Thursday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m., Rob will present a new perspective in using an energetic vinyasa (connections through movements) and a series of deep yoga stretches in a chair.  A yoga mat […] more

The Hidden History of Lorain County with Kelly Boyer Sagert

Local author Kelly Boyer Sagert will visit the Amherst Public Library on Sunday, November 18th at 2:30 p.m. for a special talk. She will discuss her newest book, The Hidden History of Lorain County, which delves into some of the lesser known historical events and people who helped shape our region. A short Q&A and […] more

Food for Fines

Now’s the perfect time to get those items back to the library as the Amherst Public Library is holding Food for Fines beginning Monday, November 5th  through Friday, November 16th. Return an overdue item along with a non-perishable food donation and your fine will be waived. If you have pre-existing fines for overdue items, the […] more

Toddler Playtime

Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for Toddler Playtime at the Amherst Public Library on Friday, December 7th 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

Crochet Workshops

Saturday morning crochet with Vivian is back! Join us at the library on Saturdays, September 22nd, October 6th & 27th, November 3rd & 17th, & December 8th 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 […] more

Adult Coloring

Monday night Adult Coloring is back for the fall! Join us at the Amherst Public Library at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays, September 17th, October 15th, & November 19th at 7:00 p.m. for an hour of coloring and relaxation. All materials will be provided. Attend each month and earn up to three entries in the Fall […] 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


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