Watercolor Pencils with Mary Jo Clark

Mary Jo Clark is bringing her art workshops back to the Amherst Public Library! Join us for a Watercolor Pencils Workshop on Monday, May 7th 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 […] more

Navigating Social Security

Join special guest Micah Judy of Western & Southern Life for a talk on Social Security at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10th. Recent changes to Social Security have left many with questions about the impacts to their personal benefits. Micah will also walk attendees through the six reasons why Social Security does and should […] more

The History of Folk Music, with Dr. Joel Keller

Joel Keller, the “Doc of Rock and Roll” returns to the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m. with a new program on the History of American Folk Music, the “Music of the Common Man.” Joel will explore the historical context of the rise of American folk, beginning in the dustbowl years […] more

Fairy and Pirate Storytime

Ahoy mates. The Amherst Public Library invites everyone to come aboard for Pirate and Fairy Storytime. This magical storytime will feature favorite books, music and fun and is perfect for ages 3 and up. Of course costumes are welcome. Two sessions are offered: Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 23 at 11:15 […] more

Gluten and Other Food Sensitivities with Dr. Jeremy Watson

Join us on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. when Dr. Jeremy Watson, Chiropractic Physician, speaks on “Gluten and Other Food Sensitivities” at the Amherst Public Library. Dr. Watson will help you understand how food sensitivities can lead to everything from weight gain to fatigue and auto-immune conditions. Learn about ‘leaky gut’ and its link […] more

Local Author Visit with Beth Overmyer

Join local author Beth Overmyer at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th for the official launch of her new book, Lady Catherine Says: 365 Tweets of Condescension. Copies of Lady Catherine Says: 365 Tweets of Condescension will be available for purchase for $8 and copies of Beth’s juvenile novel, will be available for purchase for […] more

Suicide: Signs & Prevention

Talking about suicide can be difficult, for the person experiencing suicidal thoughts, or their concerned friend or family member. Join us on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more on suicide signs and prevention.  Special guest Clare Rosser from the Lorain County Board of Mental Health will provide training in the Question Persuade […] more

Annual Student Art Show

The Amherst Public Library will host their annual Student Art Show beginning, April 30 and continuing through May 20, during regular library hours — Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. We will host a special evening […] more

Meet Local Author Deborah Gilder

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Monday April 30th when local author Deborah Gilder visits the Amherst Public Library.   Gilder will discuss the path that led her to write her book, Unexpected Grace: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Peace.  Find out the three important insights that Deborah gained from her experience and what single […] more

Small Space Gardening with Shelly Hill

Do you love fresh vegetables but only have a small space to grow them in? Shelly Hill can help! Join her at the Amherst Public Library on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. for a Small Spaces Vegetable Gardening informational program. Get ideas for growing your crops in containers, pocket gardens, and raised beds. This […] 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, April 7, May 5, & June 2 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 […] more

Adult Coloring

Monday night Adult Coloring is back for the spring! Join us at the Amherst Public Library at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays, March 19th, April 16th, and May 7th for an hour of coloring and relaxation.  All materials will be provided.  Attend each month and earn up to three entries in the Spring Adult Coloring prize […] more

Toddler Playtime

  Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for Toddler Playtime at the Amherst Public Library on Friday, May 4th, 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 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