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3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
East 131st Street Branch of Cleveland Public Library
Every Tuesday & Thursday

Cleveland Public Library is providing the tools needed to build confidence and meet the basic needs of our community.

The East 131st Street Branch, in partnership with MyCom, has opened a Resource Closet for teens and families. The closet provides gloves, hats, socks, household cleaning products, and toiletries such as body wash, lotion, and more. The items are available for pickup every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

We are always accepting donations. For a complete list of items needed for the Resource Closet, visit cpl.org.

Cleveland Public Library provides Grab & Go meals for children 18 and under at all locations. Visit your local neighborhood branch or call ahead for distribution times.






Programming Nov. 2 to Nov. 16:

Veteran Thank You Cards
Monday, Nov. 1 to Saturday, Nov. 6

North Ridgeville Branch
Stop in during regular library hours and show appreciation for our military by creating a thank you card for our veterans. We will deliver them to the North Ridgeville VFW.

Little Learners
Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9; 9:30 a.m.at the Columbia Branch
Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9; 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
4 and 5‑year‑olds with a caregiver nurture their love of reading through books and activities. Preregistration required.

Story Stop

Mondays, Nov. 8; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Main Library
Mondays, Nov. 8; 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Domonkas Branch
Tuesdays, Nov. 9; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the South Lorain Branch

Thursdays, Nov. 4, 11; 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Branch

Caregivers with children of all ages are invited for stories, activities and play. Preregistration required.

NaNoWriMo Write‑Ins
Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Saturdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
Join us for National Novel Writing Month as we put pen to paper and fingers to keys. Bring your own writing tools and plot to your heart's content. Preregistration required.

Cookbook Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Domonkas Branch – Call Branch for title

Tuesday, Nov. 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.at the Main Library: “Christmas At Home: Holiday Decorating, Crafts, Recipes” by Country Living
If you love to read, cook, learn and share recipes, this group is for you. Bring a dish from the selected month’s cookbook and share your experience in the kitchen and opinion on the book. Copies are available at the library. Preregistration required.

Introduction to Proposal Writing with Candid
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Build the essential knowledge and skills to craft effective grant proposals and learn the "do's and "don'ts of writing and submitting a proposal. Preregistration required.

Scholarship Writing for College Students

Tuesday, Nov. 2; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Lorain Branch

Learn about resources for finding and filling out college scholarship applications. Get tips on essay questions, online databases and local scholarship opportunities for both traditional and adult college students. Preregistration required.

Chess Club
Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; 4 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Open play sessions are for all levels, from beginner to expert. This chess club is registered with the United States Chess Foundation.

Sponge Stamped Fall Tree
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
A craft activity for ages 13 to 18. Preregistration required.

Book Discussions
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Branch

Wednesday, Nov. 10; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom: “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig
Monday, Nov. 15; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library: "The Echo Wife" by Sarah Gailey
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Lorain Branch: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

Spend time each month discussing a great book and making new friends. Copies of the books are available at the library. New members are welcome. Preregistration required.

Knife Skills
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Learn how to safely use different kinds of knives, which knives are used for different types of food, and how to make do with the knives you already own. Cutting technique tips will be included. Preregistration required.

Pajama Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 7 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Put on your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal, and meet us at the library for a bedtime storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs to help you settle down for the night so you're ready to drift off to sleep. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required. Preregistration required.

Columbia Fiber Arts Group
Thursdays, Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Noon to 4 p.m.
Columbia Branch
Come if you want to learn or are already a knitter or crocheter. If you have a "UFO" (an Unfinished Object) that you would like to work on with us, bring it or start something new!

Creating a Household Budget
Thursday, Nov. 4; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Domonkas Branch
Friday, Nov. 5; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Lorain Branch
Create a monthly budget of expenses, income, and balances using Microsoft Excel. Your Budget Basics worksheet will give you the knowledge to organize and track expenses, so your money works for you! Preregistration required.

Browser's Reading Buddies
Saturdays, Nov. 6; December 4; Jan. 8; Feb. 5; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Children ages 5 to 10 sit and read to a therapy dog for a 15-minute session. Call the library at 440‑327‑8326 to register.

Family Food for Thought: Kitchen Safety and Preventing Foodborne Illness
Saturday, Nov. 6; 11 a.m. to noon
Main Library
All ages are welcome to attend this series, which is intended for those with minimal kitchen skills. Learn how cooking at home can be healthier and more economical, fun and easier than you think. All skills learned in our Culinary Literacy Center are 100% transferable to your own kitchen. Preregistration required.

Full STEAM Ahead
Saturday, Nov. 6; 2 to 3 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
School‑age children are welcome to explore themed activities in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics through games, stories and more. Preregistration required.


Letters for Our Troops
Monday, Nov. 8; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Help spread kindness this Veteran's day to our servicemen, servicewomen, and veterans by writing letters and cards of appreciation and support. Preregistration required.

Dino‑Mite Mini Golf
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Dinosaur‑themed mini golf. Bring your own putter or use one of ours. Intended for families with children of all ages.

Cooking in College: Dorm Room Meals
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Learn about common kitchen appliances that are allowed in dorm rooms and learn how to make three quick, easy, healthy, and affordable meals in your dorm. Preregistration required.

How to Make Your Freezer Part of Your Pantry
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Learn how to make the most of your freezer space to assist in creating fast, frugal and delicious meals. Preregistration required.

Golden Grab Bag: Don't Be Scammed!
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 10 to 11 a.m.
Domonkas Branch
Seniors, join us for a series of programs designed specifically for you! Learn about popular scams aimed at older adults, tips to avoid being scammed, and what to do if it happens to you. Presented by the Lorain County Sheriff's Office. Preregistration required.

Let's Play! Toy and Board Game Trivia Night
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Do you know the name of the villain of Candyland©? Or do you know how many feet of wire it takes to make a slinky? We’ll test your knowledge on board games and toy trivia! Preregistration required.

Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
Join us for a fan directed immersion in anime, Japanese media, culture and art. For ages 13 to 18. Preregistration required.

Let's Help in the Kitchen 
Wednesdays, Nov. 10; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
Thursday, Nov. 11; 6 to 7 p.m. at the Main Library
Monday, Nov. 15; 11 a.m. at the Domonkas Branch
Being part of your household means having responsibilities, even as a preschooler! Come join us as we learn to count eggs, pour water, tear lettuce and more! Preregistration required.

Family Engineering Night
Thursdays, Nov. 11; December 9; Jan. 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Families with school‑age children will enjoy this fun, friendly engineering competition that challenges their STEM skills. Preregistration required.

Shutterfly Basics
Domonkas Branch
Thursday, Nov. 11; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Have some photos but don't know what to do to organize and display them? Learn the basics of Shutterfly so that you too can display your beautiful pictures in an organized fashion. Preregistration required.

Free Online Courses
Friday, Nov. 12; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
South Lorain Branch
Have you ever wanted to learn how to write code, start your own business, or learn a new language? Find out how to access hundreds of online courses with your library card. Preregistration required.

Adapted Story Time
Saturdays, Nov. 13; December 11; Feb. 5; 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Children with varying learning styles and abilities enjoy a program with stories, songs, games and a social time. While content is geared for ages 3 to 7, all ages are welcome. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Preregistration required.

Ace Your Interview
Saturday, Nov. 13; 2 to 3 p.m.
Main Library
Whether you've got one coming up or are just building your skills, let us teach you some extra interview tips and tricks. Plus, we’ll show you how you can get free professional clothes ahead of your interview! Preregistration required.

Writers Groups
Saturday, Nov. 13; 2 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
Wednesdays, Nov. 17; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Domonkas Branch

Come and join us in this pressure free and friendly writing group. Engage in writing exercises and peer critiques, as well as support for whatever project you are working on. Preregistration required.

Free Resources to Boost Your Job Hunt
Monday, Nov. 15; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
South Lorain Branch
There are a lot of free resources to help you with your job search! This program will make sure you have all the free tools you need to help you find your next career move, and we’ll show you how you can get free professional clothes ahead of your interview! Preregistration required.

American Civics 101
Monday, Nov. 15; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Do you know what the three branches of government are? Or how laws are created and passed on a state level? Even though Election Day has come and gone this year, it is important to understand how the government works. Join us to brush up on your knowledge on civics, as well as understand what role you play as a voter. Preregistration required.

Family Game Night
Monday, Nov. 15; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Bring the whole family in for a fun evening of board games. We provide a selection of new and classic games for a range of ages! Come spend some great family time at the library and get your game on! Preregistration required.

North Pointe Ballet Workshop Performance: The Nutcracker
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library

Tuesday, Nov. 16; 11:30 a.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
North Pointe Ballet delivers high‑quality, professional ballet to community sites. Each workshop performance includes opportunities for audience participation and movement activities. NPB's workshop performance experience is different from a traditional theater experience and offers audience members a chance to experience ballet up‑close and learn what it means to be a professional dancer. NPB's Fall 2021 tour features excerpts and choreography from The Nutcracker Ballet, including activities teaching storytelling through movement. Preregistration required.

Cookie Conundrum
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Through testing with different ingredients, tasting and observation, kids will get a yummy lesson in food chemistry. Preregistration required.

Food Fun: Holiday Eating ‑ The only thing that should be over‑stuffed is the turkey!
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
Join us in the Culinary Literacy Center as we discuss fun food topics. This month, pick up some tips on how to not gain weight but still have fun and enjoy great food and drinks this holiday season. Preregistration required.

Patrons can register for events at LorainPublicLibrary.org/events


El Centro de Servicios Sociales
Upcoming Events


Debido al aumento de casos de COVID-19, la puerta principal de El Centro permanecerá cerrada hasta nuevo aviso. Les agradecemos a todos por el apoyo y la comprensión durante el tiempo que hemos estado obligados a ofrecer los servicios de formas poco tradicionales.


Durante el mes de octubre, continuaremos brindando servicios de manera virtual, telefónica y solo con cita previa.


Si necesitas servicios o venir a la oficina, le recomendamos que llame primero a la oficina (440-277-8235) para recibir instrucciones del nuevo procedimiento para visitas.


El equipo de atención de COVID de El Centro ahora puede programar citas de vacunación de COVID-19 de primera y segunda dosis en asociación con el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Lorain. Para registrarse, llame al 440-240-7064 para hablar con un Consejero del equipo de atención de COVID. Este servicio está disponible tanto en inglés como en español.


Tutoría gratuita - 231Go! El programa colaborativo de escuelas intermedia de El Centro está ofreciendo tutoría y sesiones de ayuda con la tarea con cita previa. Contamos con tutores bilingües disponibles durante todo el año escolar. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Verónica González al 440-277-8235 Ext. 7014.


14 octubre - La despensa (distribución) móvil de alimentos “Drive Thru” de El Centro, en colaboración con Second Harvest Food Bank de North Central Ohio se ha mudado al Oakwood Park.  El horario de la despensa (distribución) de alimentos es de 2:00 pm a 4:00 pm (NOTA - NUEVO CAMBIO DE HORA) o hasta que se acaben los alimentos. Las familias elegibles por ingresos (por debajo del 200% del nivel de pobreza) reciben una caja de comida y varias bolsas de verduras frescas por orden de llegada: GRATIS. Se requiere identificación con foto y comprobante de residencia. Los voluntarios colocarán los artículos en su baúl (asegúrese de tener su baúl vacío).


16 y 23 de octubre - Talleres bilingües de educación para compradores de vivienda certificados por HUD. Estas clases ayudarán a mejorar la educación financiera de los residentes del condado de Lorain. El Centro ofrece a los compradores de vivienda dos cursos (cuatro horas por clase) enfocados en: Conocimientos financieros (presupuestación y ahorro) y el proceso de propiedad de vivienda para preparar a los participantes en el proceso de compra de vivienda. Para registrarse o para obtener más información, llame a Maria Carrion al 440-277-8235 Ext. 7032.


El Centro está buscando miembros de AmeriCorp VISTA

AmeriCorps, Especialista en apoyo comunitario y para estudiantes 2021-2022


231!GO Middle School Collaborative financiado por United Way del condado de Lorain y en asociación con El Centro de Servicios Sociales está en busca de (2) miembros de AmeriCorps a tiempo parcial o (1) a tiempo completo para proporcionar enriquecimiento académico y participación socioemocional / soporte en Lorain, OH. Esta vacante es un puesto de servicio nacional, la persona escojida reciben un subsidio de subsistencia en lugar de un salario. Los miembros de AmeriCorps son responsables de mejorar las

habilidades socioemocionales entre los estudiantes atendidos junto con el apoyo al enriquecimiento académico y la participación familiar. Para obtener más información,

comuníquese con Monica Snipes, 231 Go! Directora del proyecto al (440) 277-8235 x7034 o postúlese en https://www.horizoneducationcenters.org/apply-now?hsCtaTracking=cb415432-2ead-4054-98b2-408ce8d14fc2%7Ca8f4f33e-bd34-413c-bfb6-cb814cf1d6 (descripción del trabajo adjunta). Por favor, especifique su solicitud como una para el 231 Go! ¡Posición de la escuela secundaria!


Eventos de organizaciones asociadas:


26 de octubre: El Centro y la Sociedad de Ayuda Legal de Cleveland (Legal Aid Society of Cleveland) ofrecera una clínica de alcance comunitario para los clientes que viven, trabajan o van a la escuela en el condado de Lorain. La clínica se llevará a cabo en El Centro de 2:00 pm a 4:00 pm (solo con cita previa). Legal Aid solo brindará servicios legales con respecto a asuntos civiles para incluir problemas relacionados con el dinero, la vivienda, la salud, el trabajo y los niños y la familia (no penales). Para obtener más información, llame al 440-277-8235 para programar una cita. Citas limitadas disponibles.


Evento Cómico La Borinqueña

Únase a nosotros el jueves 14 de octubre, de 5 a 8 p.m. y conocer a Edgardo Miranda, autor de la historia de superhéroes La Borinqueña, visita como parte de su gira de lanzamiento de cómics. Hablará sobre sus antecedentes, su trabajo con Marvel & DC Comics, cómo surgió La Borinqueña y por qué, cómo impactó a las comunidades hispanas y la cultura puertorriqueña en general y más, seguido de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. La comida será proporcionada por Manny's Mobile Catering. Regístrese en https://lorainccc.presence.io/events o comuníquese con la Oficina de Vida Estudiantil de LCCC al (440) 366-4036.


Próximos Eventos:


noviembre - Las clases de Participación de los Padres/Padres Comprometidos comenzarán en noviembre. Estas clases son en colaboración con Lorain County Community College y UnidosUS. Aprenderá a trabajar con sus escuelas para preparar a su hijo para la universidad y más allá. Los talleres se ofrecen en español y terminarán con una celebración familiar. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Verónica González al 440-277-8235.


6 de noviembre – La recaudación anual de fondos para El Centro - La carrera maravillosa.  de El Centro. Equipos de hasta 4 competirán entre sí mientras viajan por nuestro condado recolectando puntos y resolviendo pistas antes de que se acabe el tiempo. Los equipos se registrarán para recibir pistas, ver videos y mensajes de patrocinadores y actualizaciones sobre las posiciones de carrera de los equipos. Se entregarán premios en EFECTIVO y otros. Para obtener más información sobre patrocinio / anuncios / boletos, comuníquese con Lourdes Bennett en gala@lorainelcentro.org (folleto adjunto).



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