EVP Mediums Paranormal Researchers

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to communicate with a spirit from beyond the grave? Spend a spooky Sunday afternoon with the paranormal researchers of EVP Mediums!  Founder Dave Hensley and his team will visit the Amherst Public Library on Sunday, October 28th at 2:30 p.m. to share the techniques and instruments […] more

Essential Oils: the Basics with Katie Vasko

Join Katie Vasko, essential oil enthusiast and educator, at the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. for an overview of eleven basic essential oils and a few of their common uses. Have you been interested in using essential oils in your home, but are concerned about the safety of your pets? […] more

Medicare 101 with Bob St. Clair

New to Medicare this year and tired of sifting through the junk mail to find the best options for you? Have questions about making changes to your existing coverage during open enrollment? Join Bob St. Clair from Nationwide Insurance at the Amherst Public Library for Medicare 101 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11th. Bob […] more

The Fall Garden with Shelly Hill

Summer gardens are winding down and it’s time to get your garden ready for winter. Join Shelly Hill at the Amherst Public Library for The Fall Garden on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m.  Shelly will share tips for prepping your gardens now so that you have an easier time getting started next spring. Registration […] more

Mixed Media Workshop with Mary Jo Clark

Join us at the Amherst Public Library for a Mixed Media Workshop with Mary Jo Clark on Monday, October 1st from 1-3 p.m.  Enjoy learning new skills and techniques during this creative workshop where all skill levels are welcome. Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary! Students will need to bring a set of watercolor pencils, […] more

Toddler Playtime

Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for Toddler Playtime at the Amherst Public Library on Friday, October 5th  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

Get a Library Card Contest

The Amherst Public Library will be celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month in September with a contest.  During the month of September 2018, anyone between ages 4 and 104 who gets a new library card, or renews their expired card, will be entered into a weekly prize drawing.  Come learn about all the library has to […] more

Evidence Based Nutrition

Join us on Monday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m. when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks on Evidence Based Nutrition at the Amherst Public Library. Learn the actual research behind nutrition and what programs are best for weight loss and overall well-being. Discover how to interpret basic blood tests and understand how to customize your […] more

Crochet Workshops

Saturday morning crochet with Vivian is back! Join us at the library on Saturdays, September 22nd, October 6th & 20th, 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

14th Annual Friends of the Library Authors Luncheon

The Friends of Amherst Public Library will host bestselling author Paula McLain at their 14th Annual Authors Luncheon.  The luncheon will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th at Heritage Presbyterian Church, located at 515 N. Leavitt Road in Amherst.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Library or from a […] 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


    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