Announcements and Programs
The library will be closed Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. We will open again normally Tuesday, September 2nd.
National Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and we're celebrating. If you don't have a library card, this is a good time to apply for one. New applicants for a library card will be eligible to enter a prize drawing. If you already have a card, come in and check out some of our materials to enter our drawing. For all library card holders; each time you use your card to check out materials, library staff will give you a ticket (one per visit per day) to fill out and enter a chance to win an age appropriate prize. Visit and enter as many times as you want during September!
Teen Game Day
Saturday, September 6th from 1-4pm. Teens and Tweens ages 10 and up can join us in the library community room for an afternoon of open gaming on the library's Nintendo Wii and other gaming systems. Games include Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Metroid Prime, Super Mario Bros Wii, and others. Snacks provided. Register at the library front desk or call 440-647-2120.
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Join Herrick Memorial Library Teen Advisory Group! This group is for the young adult readers of this library. The group will be a major deciding factor in the happenings of our YA section. You set the meeting time and the agenda, the only qualification is you must be between the ages of 13 and 17. The first meeting will be in the middle of October. Sign up today at the library front desk or call 440-647-2120.
Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, September 18th from 2-3pm. The first book for this year's discussion group will be "The Promise of a Pencil" by Adam Braun. Copies of the book will be available in the library soon.
Oriental and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Tuesday, September 30th, 6:30-8:00 pm.Ted Smith, B.A., Lecturer, Practitioner of The Internal Healing Martial Arts, Student of Religion, Philosophy introduces traditional Chinese medicine and talks about Western research into its effectiveness. He will also discuss how various approaches such as acupuncture, herbs, and exercise can contribute to healing. Register for this event by calling the library at 440-647-2120.
Sit & Knit Group
The first Thursday of the month, from 1:00-3:00 pm: The group is knitting like crazy. Each meeting introduces a new knitting technique. Check here for project materials. Don't know how to knit? We'll show you and soon you'll be completing knitted projects. Registration is required and can be done at the circulation desk. Space is limited.
New Adult Fiction at the Library (updated 8/14/14)
Monthly Teen Game Days at Herrick will continue in 2014! One Saturday a month the library will host either board gaming or Nintendo Wii gaming in the library's meeting room from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for ages 10 and up. Click the link for the schedule in PDF form.
Search for historic area photographs in the Wellington Family Album.
Search an obituary/marriage/birth index to the Wellington Enterprise in PDF format (Updated 6/20/14). Dates between 1919 and 1975 are incomplete in this file, e-mail the library if you want to search in this time period: ebooks at oplin dot org
Checking Out e-Books
Herrick Memorial Library patrons can download e-books, audiobooks, and other e-materials from the Ohio Digital Library (use the link in the left navigation pane). You will need your library card number and your pin/password. The pin/password can be set up at the library if you have not yet done so. Instructions for accessing these e-books with your Kindle, e-reader, or tablet/smartphone, and audiobooks on your MP3 player are in this PDF file:
E-mail a librarian: ebooks at oplin dot org
Looking for a job?
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Lorain County Community College offers job counseling, resume help and more
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