A variety of events have been planned for September at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. Registration is required at 440-352-338 or www.morleylibrary.org where noted.
For children and families
Morley Kids Fall Kick-Off: 5:30-6:30 pm Sept. 8.
Join the Morley Library’s Children’s Services team for a special storytime, snack, meet-and-greet with our Paws 2 Read literacy dogs, scavenger hunt, and craft.
Storytime Open House: Sept. 12 – 16 for ages 0-6 with a caregiver.
Families and caregivers are invited to visit many different storytimes all week at Morley Library. Discover new programs and rediscover old favorites.
Toddler Time: 10:30-11 am Mondays, starting Sept. 12 for ages 0-3 years with caregiver.
Join staff for stories, songs, activities and bubbles.
Stories in Spanish: 6:30-7 pm Tuesdays starting Sept. 13 for pre-readers and beginning readers with caregiver.
A weekly, evening storytime all in Spanish. This storytime is for beginning readers and prereaders and focuses on developing early literacy skills and making reading fun.
Music In Motion: 10:30-11 am Wednesdays starting Sept. 14 for ages 2 – 5 years with caregiver.
Stories, rhymes, music and instruments for active kiddos.
Books at Bedtime: 6-6:30 pm Wednesdays starting Sept. 14.
A family bedtime storytime best enjoyed while cuddling a stuffed animal.
Little Learners: 10:30-11:15 am Thursdays starting Sept. 15 for ages 4 – 5 years. Registration required.
Calling all preschoolers who will start kindergarten in Fall 2023: Get ready for kindergarten through games, songs and stories.
Storytime STEAM: 10:30-11:15 am Fridays starting Sept. 16 for ages 3 – 5.
Each week Morley Library staff will lead kids and their grownups through science-related books, songs and experiments.
Mid-Autumn Festival Storytime & Craft: 3:30-4:30 pm Sept. 16.
Celebrate this traditional Chinese festival with a story, lantern craft, and try a piece of mooncake.
For tweens and teens
Creative Writing Corner: 4:15-4:45 pm Tuesdays starting Sept. 13 for ages 9-12.
We’ll explore different styles of writing with creative writing games and prompts: will it be a short story, poetry. graphic novel, or flash fiction? A free writing notebook will be provided to decorate with stickers, mod podge and collage and then to use to practice writing, and we’ll provide snacks to fuel your creativity.
James A. Garfield: Passionate Reader: 11 am-noon, Sept. 10. Registration required.
James A. Garfield was a devoted reader of books on all different subjects. Learn more about what he liked to read, and the many books displayed in the Memorial Library and elsewhere in the Garfield home.
Hobbit Day: Bilbo’s Birthday Bash: 5:30-7:30 pm Sept. 22 for ages 13 and over. Registration required.
Join us for an (un)expected party to celebrate Bilbo Baggins’s 111th birthday with a variety of Tolkien-inspired activities. Create your own Hobbit-inspired decor and accessories, solve some of Gollum’s riddles, and sing Happy Birthday while enjoying Hobbit-approved treats. Middle Earth-themed attire not required, but imaginary bonus points will be awarded for coming dressed as your favorite character.
Reel Talk: Book-to-Film Book Club: 3-4:30 pm Sept. 26.
This month’s book is Dune by Frank Herbert, and the film is Dune (2021). Copies of the movie and the book are available for request via the CLEVNET catalog. Copies of the book will be available for pick up at Morley Library’s checkout desk.
Meet the Author – Mark Zimmerman, Author of Eli: The Phenom’s Story: 6:30-7:30 pm Sept. 27.
Join author Mark Zimmerman as he talks about his new novel that tells the story of Eli Weaver, a young man from Holmes County who became a player for the Cleveland Indians in 1946. Mark will talk about blending fiction and fact and why he chose 1946 for this novel’s backdrop.