Adult Programs

Register for programs at the Reference Desk, on the 3rd floor, or call Morley Library at 440-352-3383. To register online, simply click on the date and time of the program, then fill out the form completely. Thank you!

See upcoming Special Events!

Teens (and parents) - see our Teen Events page!

 

April Programs:

 

Growtunda

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Join us to plant vegetable and flower seeds for the Growtunda, our sunny indoor garden in the 3rd floor rotunda. After planting, you are welcome to tend your seedlings, then take them home to plant in your own garden at the end of June. Adults and Teens are welcome at this event. If you can't make it this evening, we'll have planting supplies available in the Activity Room until the end of May.

Please register.

Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 PM

  

Tai Chi Thursday

Thursday, April 19, 2018

De-stress and relax with Libby Hill, from Family Karate. The class is free and will last for 30 minutes. Requirements: comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, must sign a waiver, must be at least 18 years of age. Class size is limited to 12 participants: the first 12 to arrive will be admitted to the class.

Registration not required.

Thursday, April 19, noon to 12:30 PM in the Activity Room

  

Library Book Club at Concord Community Center

Thursday, April 19, 2018

This month's book to be determined.

Travis Fortney of Mentor Library & Louise Kloss of Morley Library are facilitating the group. The libraries provide the books which may be signed out at the Concord Community Center. Additional copies may be found at either library. To reserve a copy for pick up at Morley Library call (440) 352-3383. To reserve a copy for pick up at Mentor Library call (440) 255-8811. Come for the discussion, camaraderie and refreshments.

Register online or by calling: 440 639-4650

Thursday, April 19, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Concord Community Center

 

Scribble Maniacs - Writers Group

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Whether you're just getting started or a lifelong writer, join us for support, encouragement, and friendly critique, commentary, and tips on achieving your writing goals.

Registration not required.

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 AM to noon in the Activity Room

 

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Monday, April 23, 2018

This month's selection is The Girl Before by Rena Olsen. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Registration not required.

Monday, April 23, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Activity Room

  

Reel Talk: Book into Film Discussion Group

Monday, April 23, 2018

This month's selection is The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham; the film is The Razor's Edge. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Registration not required.

Monday, April 23, 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM in 3rd floor Study Room A

 

Poetry Slam

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Do you have something important to say? Do you want to be heard? Do you want an opportunity to share your written work and win prizes in the process? Do you want to watch as participants compete in an epic expression of emotion? Join us at Morley Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on April 26, 2018 for the 1st Annual Poetry Slam! This event is boasting multiple prizes, including $100 gift card for first place. Registration opens 30 minutes before the event and there is a limit of 5 min per participant. Tell your friends. Don't miss this opportunity to listen and be heard. Make plans to attend today!

Registration required.

Thursday, April 26, 6:30 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms

 

Northcoast Writers' Showcase at Lake Erie College

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Readers and aspiring writers can interact with several published authors, ask them questions about their writing journey, and attend workshops about the craft of writing during the inaugural Northcoast Writer's Showcase. Participating authors include "Funky Winkerbean" creator Tom Batiuk, local newscaster Romona Robinson, detective-novel writer Les Roberts, "Dead Key" and "Unclaimed Victim" author D.M. Pulley, and more.

The showcase begins at 11 a.m. at Lake Erie College’s Arthur S. Holden Center. Authors will have their books available for sale and signing. Throughout the afternoon, people can join workshops led by Batiuk, Roberts and other authors in attendance. Christina Baker Kline, author of bestselling novel "Orphan Train," will provide a keynote talk at 3 p.m. at the College's Morley Music Hall.

The showcase is open to all and free to attend. Due to space restrictions, registration is required for Kline's keynote talk. Register at http://divi.geaugalibrary.net/northcoast-writers-showcase/

The Northcoast Writers’ Showcase is hosted by the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries, a group of ten public libraries in Lake and Geauga that have combined resources to provide access to the arts and education in the region. The Lake-Geauga League of Libraries includes Burton, Fairport Harbor, Geauga County, Kirtland, Madison, Mentor, Morley, Perry, Wickliffe and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Libraries. The showcase is funded by the collective generosity of the library’s foundations, friends groups, Lake Erie College, and the Lubrizol Foundation.

Registration required.

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Lake Erie College

 

Christina Baker Kline Author Visit

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling novel Orphan Train, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase.

Kline’s keynote will cap a day in which readers and aspiring writers can interact with several published authors, ask questions about their writing journey, and attend workshops about the craft of writing.

Kline will be available for book signing and photo opportunities following her presentation.

Both the showcase and Kline’s keynote address are free to attend and open to the public. However, due to space limitations, those who wish to attend Kline’s talk are required to register beforehand.

Please Register at: ​http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsRegister.cfm?SiteID=9896&BranchID=&EventID=320900&PK=

This event is part of the North Coast Writer's Showcase, presented by the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries.

Registration required.

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM at Lake Erie College

 

Computer Class

Monday, April 30, 2018

Come with any questions you have about Windows 10, the Internet, or other computer matters.

Please register.

Monday, April 30, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Classroom

  

Meet the Author speaker series - Claire McMillan

Monday, April 30, 2018

Discover worlds created by Cleveland author Claire McMillian in her books.

The Necklace - a family heirloom, found in a Royal Crown whiskey bag in the back of a dresser drawer, is the key to a family secret.

The Gilded Age - a contemporary story about love, friendship, and the effects of conventional constraints on members of Cleveland's aristocracy.

Claire's books will be available for purchase and signing.

Meet the Authors @ Morley Library is sponsored by The Friends of Morley Library.

Registration not required.

Monday, April 30, 7:00 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms

 

May Programs:

 

Adult Craft of the Month - Rock Your Wardrobe

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

First, we're making paper beads using recycled music sheets. Then, we'll string the beads to make bracelets that really Rock!

This event is free. All materials supplied by Morley Library.

Please register.

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Activity Room

  

Tai Chi Thursday

Thursday, May 3, 2018

De-stress and relax with Libby Hill, from Family Karate. The class is free and will last for 30 minutes. Requirements: comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, must sign a waiver, must be at least 18 years of age. Class size is limited to 12 participants: the first 12 to arrive will be admitted to the class.

Registration not required.

Thursday, May 3, noon to 12:30 PM in the Activity Room

  

Meet the Author speaker series - André Bernier

Saturday, May 5, 2018

André Bernier: meteorologist, author, pilot, musician, minister, podcaster. He does a lot! Join us for our Meet the Author series as Mr. Bernier talks about his life, career and novels. Copies of his three-book "Christmas in Pilaf" series as well as his biography The Extra Mile will be available for purchase and signing.

The Extra Mile: A Celebration of People - Cleveland television meteorologist André Bernier shares his journey through life, by giving honor to those people who have invested in him, and made him who he is today.

André's books will be available for purchase and signing.

Meet the Authors @ Morley Library is sponsored by The Friends of Morley Library.

Registration not required.

Saturday, May 5, 3:00 PM in the Combined Meeting Rooms

 

Tuesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Registration not required.

Tuesday, May 8, 2:00 PM in the Board Room

 

Laketran Travel Training

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Laketran’s Travel Training Program provides one-on-one instruction for any individual who would like to learn more about riding Laketran. Travel training is a self-paced process where an individual or group, regardless of ability or age, can learn to ride the Laketran’s Local Routes, Dial-a-Ride or Park-n-Ride services. You will learn how to plan your trips, read bus schedules, and use online real-time tools.

Individuals who need assistance to learn the public transportation system can receive one or both of the following types of travel training:

  • Destination-based Travel Training: This type of training teaches the individual to go to and from a specific destination, usually on a daily basis. General Travel Training. This type of training provides the individual with more complex instructions. The individual is taught to use the bus for general travel, selecting destinations of his/her choice.
  • Laketran’s outreach staff can ALSO schedule a time to meet with you in the comfort of your own home or you can schedule an appointment at Laketran. Trainings are available for groups such as classrooms, seniors groups, or youth groups.

You can find more information here: https://laketran.com/riding-laketran/travel-training/

Registration not required.

Wednesday, May 9, 6:00 PM in the Activity Room

 

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura

Registration not required.

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 PM in the Board Room

 

Hatter's Tea Party

Saturday, May 12, 2018

We're "mad" about hats here at Morley Library! Wear your cutest or craziest hat for a chance to win a prize. Enjoy a light snack and assortment of teas while playing a few fun games with friends.

Please register.

Saturday, May 12, 10:30 to 11:30 AM in Meeting Room A

 

The Right Words for Writers

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Local author and professor Keith Manos presents "The Right Words for Writers: Using Dynamic Diction in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry." Sharpen your skill set. Be concrete, concise, and creative in your writing.

Please register.

Saturday, May 12, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Activity Room

 

Computer Class

Monday, May 14, 2018

Come with any questions you have about Windows 10, the Internet, or other computer matters.

Please register.

Monday, May 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Classroom

  

Movie Night

Monday, May 14, 2018

Movie to be announced

Registration not required.

Monday, May 14, 6:00 PM in the combined Meeting Rooms

 

Computer Class

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Come with any questions you have about Windows 10, the Internet, or other computer matters.

Please register.

Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 PM in the Classroom

  

Tai Chi Thursday

Thursday, May 17, 2018

De-stress and relax with Libby Hill, from Family Karate. The class is free and will last for 30 minutes. Requirements: comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, must sign a waiver, must be at least 18 years of age. Class size is limited to 12 participants: the first 12 to arrive will be admitted to the class.

Registration not required.

Thursday, May 17, noon to 12:30 PM in the Activity Room

  

Library Book Club at Concord Community Center

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Unclaimed Victim, by D. M Pulley. A Cleveland Mystery, written by Cleveland author. Follow along as two women living in two different decades try to find out the truth about the Torso Murderer.

The Library Book Club is hosted by Concord Township, Morley Library and Mentor Library. Travis Fortney of Mentor Library & Louise Kloss of Morley Library are facilitating the group. The libraries provide the books which may be signed out at the Concord Community Center. Additional copies may be found at either library. To reserve a copy for pick up at Morley Library, call (440) 352-3383. To reserve a copy for pick up at Mentor Library, call (440) 255-8811. Try it out for the discussion, camaraderie and refreshments.

Register at: https://concord.recdesk.com/Community/Member/Login or call (440) 639-4650.

Please register.

Thursday, May 17, 7:00 PM at the Concord Community Center

  

Scribble Maniacs - Writers Group

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Whether you're just getting started or a lifelong writer, join us for support, encouragement, and friendly critique, commentary, and tips on achieving your writing goals.

Registration not required.

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 AM to noon in the Activity Room

 

Computer Class

Monday, May 21, 2018

Come with any questions you have about Windows 10, the Internet, or other computer matters.

Please register.

Monday, May 21, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Classroom

  

Reel Talk: Book into Film Discussion Group

Monday, May 21, 2018

This month's selection is Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach; the film is Tulip Fever. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Registration not required.

Monday, May 21, 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM in 3rd floor Study Room A

 

Monday, May 28th, 2018 - Morley Library will be closed for Memorial Day

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Summer Reading Programs begin

Programs for Adults, Children and Teens

 

Adult Craft of the Month - Rock Your Style

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Party on Painesville! Help us decorate and color cardboard guitars. These guitars will be on display throughout the 3rd floor for the duration of the "Libraries Rock!" Adult Summer Reading Program. We'll have music and snacks, while supplies last. Don't miss out on the fun!

Registration not required.

Tuesday, May 29, 12:00 to 8:00 PM in the Activity Room

 

Libraries Rock! Lunch and Listen

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Details to be announced.

Wednesday, May 30, 12:00 to 2:00 PM in the Activity Room

 

Tai Chi Thursday

Thursday, May 31, 2018

De-stress and relax with Libby Hill, from Family Karate. The class is free and will last for 30 minutes. Requirements: comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, must sign a waiver, must be at least 18 years of age. Class size is limited to 12 participants: the first 12 to arrive will be admitted to the class.

Registration not required.

Thursday, May 31, noon to 12:30 PM in the Activity Room

  

 

  

 

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