Adult Origami with James Peake

Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16th for a hands on workshop with origami expert James Peake. All materials will be provided! This program is intended for ages 14+ and registration is required. Register online or by calling the library at (440)988-4230.  more

Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Are you shopping for a new home? Join our special guests from Chicago Title on Thursday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m. to hear tips and advice for buying your new home in a seller’s market. No registration is required.  For more information contact the library at (440)988-4230. more

Community Paper Shredding Day

The Friends of the Amherst Public Library are sponsoring a Community Shred Day on Sat, July 14th, 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 Shred-it.  Paper only- no cardboard or hard covered items.  Documents will […] more

Break Your Sugar Addiction

Join us on Monday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks on Breaking Your Sugar Addiction at the Amherst Public Library. Dr. Watson will explain the damaging effects of sugar on the body and steps to eliminate added sugar from the diet.  Get on the path to losing weight, increasing […] more

Cirque du Papier Origami Entertainment

Stop by the front lawn at the Amherst Public Library on Wednesday, July 11 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. for Cirque du Papier.   Come join in the fun as Michael Roy brings origami into the new millennium.  Not only will he entertain and interact with the audience, he’ll turn paper into amazing works of art.  You […] more

Eating in Season from the Farmer’s Market with Chef Giulia

Chef Giulia returns to the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, July 12th at 6:00 p.m. for her second summer cooking demonstration. Are you interested in trying new fruits and vegetables but not sure how to prepare the less familiar items found at our local farmers’ markets? Do you occasionally buy larger quantities than you can […] more

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Join Michael W. Stadul for six weekly class sessions of the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program on Tuesdays, July 10th– August 14th at 11:30 a.m. at the Amherst Public Library.  This program is easy to learn, enjoyable, and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. Attendees should come […] more

Mixed Media Journaling Workshop with Mary Jo Clark

Join us at the Amherst Public Library for a Mixed Media Journaling Workshop with Mary Jo Clark on Monday, July 2nd from 1:00- 3:00 p.m.  A variation of the written journal, an illustrated journal combines the richness of hand drawn or collaged images with words. Learn easy techniques that cover the basics of drawing, writing, […] 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 Wednesday, June 13th  through Tuesday, June 26th. 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

Lego Play

Kids ages first grade and older are invited to join us on Thursday, July 26th from 11:00 a.m. -noon 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 work well […] more

Summer Craft Days

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and create a rockin’ fun craft every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program. Come anytime between noon and 6:00 p.m. on June 6th,13th, 27th & July 11th. June 20th has a special time from 2:00 – 6:00 after Libraries Rock with Zak! at Main Street. more

Local Author Visit with David Miraldi

Join local author David Miraldi for a book talk and signing of his first novel, The Edge of Innocence, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th. Based on the 1964 trial of Casper Bennett in Lorain County, the novel reveals evidence not known at the time of the trial. The Edge of Innocence takes the […] more

Emotional Freedom Technique for Stress Relief

Join us on Monday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. when Rena Gaudin presents a worskhop on the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  EFT can effectively relieve the feelings of anger, frustration, fear, anxiety, and hopelessness that arise from stress. Tapping movements on the same energy meridians that are used in traditional acupuncture produce similar results without […] more

Rockin’ Music Play

Children are invited to the Amherst Public Library on Saturdays, June 9th and July 14th at 11:00 a.m. for Rockin’ Music Play as part of our LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading program.  Music Therapist Hannah Gonzalez will engage children ages 9 months to 6 years in engaging activities including singing, instrument play, and reading sing-a-long books.   […] more

Dulcimer Contest

As Part of our LIBRARIES ROCK Summer Reading Program, the Amherst Public Library is giving away a dulcimer.  Due to a generous donation from a library patron, you might just be the lucky recipient of your own dulcimer, tuner, case, book, & lessons to get started.   Entry forms are available at the library. Fill […] 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, June 2nd & July 7th 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