The July listings for all locations of the Ida Rupp Public Library includes the following:

Jun 28, 2023 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Saturday July 1

  • Drop-In Patriotic Vehicle Decorating, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; All Ages. All Together Now at Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Bring your wheels–bikes, scooters or strollers–to the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library to decorate in patriotic style. All materials provided to ensure your wheels are parade-ready. No registration required. Children under eight must be ac-companied by an adult.
  • Preschool Story Time, Erie Islands Library; 11 – 11:30 a.m.; Chil-dren. All Together Now at Erie Islands Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Join Librarian Karen Wilhelm for a half hour of reading, song and a craft to take home. Parents and caregivers are asked to stay with their children. No registration required.

Monday July 3

  • Firework Painting, Ida Rupp Public Library; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Children. All Together Now at the Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Paint some festive fireworks us-ing toilet paper tubes in a variety of exciting colors! Painting can be messy; please wear old clothes! Children under 8 must be accom-panied by an adult. No registration is required.
  • Blast Off, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; All Ages. All Togeth-er Now at Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Celebrate Independence Day by creating rockets and ro-settes using colorful scrapbook paper, ribbons, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. All supplies provided, while they last.

Tuesday July 4

  • All branches closed

Wednesday July 5

  • Food for the Soul @Bistro 163, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Teens. All Together Now at Bistro 163 for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to take a tour at Bistro 163. Teens will enjoy a yummy treat while learning what it takes to work in a restaurant & work as a chef! Bistro 163 is a Pay It Forward restaurant. Find out more about this concept and the work they do for our community by clicking here. No registration required.
  • One-On-One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 2 – 3 p.m.; Adults. Registration required. Call the library at 419-732-3212 or stop in to schedule a 30-minute help session.
  • Family Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 6:30 – 7; Children. All Together Now at the Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! If mornings come too early, or you work during regular story time, bring your little ones to story time this evening! We’ll read some books, sing songs, and get wiggles out. Registra-tion is not required for this program.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Ses-sions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.

Thursday July 6

  • Mystery Book Discussion, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. July’s Mystery Book Discussion is All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers. Registration is not required and new members are always welcome! Copies of the book will be available following the June 1 discussion.
  • Beverly the Music Lady @The District, Ida Rupp Public Library; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; All Ages. All Together Now at The District for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Join us down at The District stage for a musical performance from Beverly the Music Lady! Beverly the Music Lady has been performing with her guitar since 1996, and captivates young audiences with her singing voice and silly jokes. She invites audiences to move to her grooves! No regis-tration is required.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6 – 7 p.m.; Children. All Together Now at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Visit Mar-blehead Peninsula Branch Library for a quick craft activity plus a special story time with one of their favorite stuffed animal friends! Once the story time is finished, kids will leave their stuffed animals behind at the library to enjoy a fun sleepover! See “Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pickup” for the second half of the program. Registration is required for this program. Register online or call the library @ 419 798 0477 to have us register you. Registration begins June 29.
  • Beverly the Music Lady, Erie Islands Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; All Ages. All Together Now at Erie Islands Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Join us for a musical performance from Beverly the Music Lady! Beverly the Music Lady has been performing with her guitar since 1996 and captivates young audiences with her singing voice and silly jokes. She invites audiences to move to her grooves! No registration is required for this performance.

Friday July 7

  • Aquatic Pet Care with Wet Pets-N-Pals, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; All Ages. All Together Now at Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Join us with Dave Cornell from Wet Pets-N-Pals as he discusses appropriate aquatic pet care. Dave is the owner and operator from the aquatic pet shop here in Port Clinton. He has years of experience and is extremely passionate about all things fish and reptile. Which means that some of his “pets” may make an appearance as well! All ages wel-come – children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
  • Comics and Culture: A History of Superhero and Its Futures, Ida Rupp Public Library; 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Adults. All Together Now at Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Superhero comics have long been thought of as representing a very particular human body. In the last few decades, we have seen a greater diversifying of the image of these heroes. Valentino Zullo will discuss the history that led to this moment, including characters who would break the mold years ago, redefining the superhero leading to our contemporary moment. From Black Panther and Black Lightning to Ms. Marvel and Wonder Woman as well as Ice-man and Jon Kent, we will look at the diverse landscape of history of the superhero and the genre’s future. No registration required.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick-Up, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10:30 – 11 a.m.; Children. All Together Now at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library for the 2023 Summer Read-ing Program! This is the second half of the Stuffed Animal Sleepo-ver. Kids and their beloved stuffed animals are reunited at 10:30 a.m. for a yummy breakfast & slideshow of the animal adventures from the night before.

Saturday July 8

  • Family Movie!, Ida Rupp Public Library; 2:30 – 4 p.m.; Family. Come to the library to watch A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019; rated PG). Bring a blanket to sit on, if you’d like! Children un-der 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This flick is suitable for all ages, and the program is geared towards families. No registration required.
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale, Erie Islands Library; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; All Ages. All Together Now at Erie Islands Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Looking for a good read? Trying to re-stock your island library? Stop on down for a huge island Book Sale! Loads of popular titles for all ages.

Monday July 10

  • Kindness Cards, Ida Rupp Public Library; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Chil-dren. All Together Now at the Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Join us to design some beautiful cards to donate to the folks at Port Clinton Senior Center. Cards are a wonderful way to spread kindness and brighten someone’s day. Markers, colored pencils, and crayons will be provided to create lovely art to share with others. Corvid will take the cards over to the Port Clinton Senior Center after the program. No registration re-quired.
  • Vineyard Book Discussion, Ida Rupp Public Library; 1 – 2 p.m.; Adults. Visit Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba for a monthly book discussion group meeting in the Community Room. No registration required. Anyone is welcome to join this book discussion. Participa-tion is not limited to those living at the Vineyard. Discussion title: The Guncle by Steven Rowley.
  • 2D Flower Vase, Ida Rupp Public Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; All Ages. All Together Now at Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Come to the library to decorate a flower vase you can fit in any space! Use paint, crayons, markers, and more to decorate, then choose flowers to fill your vase. No registration re-quired. All supplies provided, while they last.
  • DIY Dahlia Book Flower, Erie Islands Library; 1 – 2:30 p.m.; Adults. All Together Now at Erie Islands Library for the 2023 Sum-mer Reading Program! We are recycling some of our old books into beautiful flowers that you will be proud to display. We will have all the materials you will need to create your flowers. Due to the use of glue guns, this craft is for adults only. Limit: 10 patrons. Register ahead online or by calling the library to ensure a spot beginning June 26th.

Tuesday July 11

  • Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Children. All Together Now at the Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Sum-mer Reading Program! Bring your little ones to listen to some sto-ries, sing a few songs, and get wiggles out! No registration re-quired.
  • Otaku in You @The Arts Garage, Ida Rupp Public Library; 2 – 3 p.m.; Teens. All Together Now at The Arts Garage for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to take a tour at The Arts Garage. Teens will work with local artist James Jessen. James is an art student and character-designing fanatic! She is graciously donating her time to help teens create an anime-themed art project to take home. No registration required.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Ses-sions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Coast Guard in Marblehead, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Li-brary; 6 – 7 pm.; All Ages. All Together Now at Marblehead Penin-sula Branch Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Join us for a brief program on the history of the Marblehead Coast Guard station AND a tour of the station. Participants will meet first at the library for a 20-minute talk on the Marblehead Life-Saving Station by Dennis Kennedy, before walking down the street to the station. The .2 mile walk to the station takes 4-5 minutes over side-walks & paved streets. The tour of the station will last about an hour. Registration is required for this program. Register online or call the library @ 419 798 0477 to have us register you. Limited to 20 participants. Registration begins July 3

Wednesday July 12

  • One-On-One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Adults. Registration required. Call the library at 419-732-3212 or stop in to schedule a 30-minute help session.
  • Build a Greener World, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. All Together Now at Ida Rupp Public Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Do you want to hop on the recycling bandwag-on, but aren’t sure what items are recyclable? Improper recycling leads to contamination of material that is otherwise recyclable, while increasing the cost of further sorting and disposing items in our landfills. For this program, Tim Hassinger from the OSS Solid Waste District will show us the difference between items that can and cannot be recycled in the Aim To Be Green recycling program. No registration required.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Ses-sions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Drop-In Craft & Play, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Children. All Together Now at Marblehead Penin-sula Branch Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Stop by the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library to complete a craft and play with our range of cool hands-on activities (puzzles, mark-ers, Legos, blocks, marble racing mazes, etc.). No registration re-quired. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday July 13

  • Friendship Bracelets, Ida Rupp Public Library; 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Children. Friends between the grades of 1st-6th are invited to make friendship bracelets to trade or gift! This fun and simple project will be a great boredom buster. All supplies will be provided! No regis-tration required.
  • Pulitzer Prize Book Club, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4 – 5 p.m.; Adults. Visit Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library to read & discuss a Pulitzer Prize winning book. Now is your chance to read one and discuss it with a lively group! This month the group will discuss The Keepers of the House, by Shirley Ann Grau. No registration required.
  • Beach Glass Christmas Ornament, Erie Islands Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. All Together Now at Erie Islands Library for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Back by popular demand! Karen Burris is returning for an encore of her beautiful beach glass Christmas ornaments. She’ll have the driftwood and beach glass you will need to create a keepsake ornament for your tree. What better way to celebrate “Christmas in July!” First come, first served. No registra-tion necessary.

Friday July 14

  • End of Summer Block Party @The District, Ida Rupp Public Li-brary; 2 – 3 p.m.; All Ages. All Together Now at The District for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Join us for an end of summer celebration down at The District! Get in touch with folks in our community and enjoy/support local businesses.

Monday July 17

  • Otterbein Book Club, Ida Rupp Public Library; 1 – 2 p.m.; Adults. The Otterbein Book Club is open to anyone; you do not need to be a resident of Otterbein to participate. July’s book is the second half of Great Circle, by Maggie Shipstead.

Tuesday July 18

  • Tuesday Morning Book Club, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Adults. Visit R Coffee Corner to discuss this month’s book! This month’s title is Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley. Pick up a copy of the book at the public services desk. New members always welcome! No registration required.
  • One-On-One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Registration required. Call the library at 419-732-3212 or stop in to schedule a 30-minute help session.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Ses-sions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.

Wednesday July 19

  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Ses-sions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.
  • Words & Wine Book Club, Erie Islands Library; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Adults. Join us at Duff Vineyards and share a book you have read while enjoying a beverage of your own choosing. Even if you haven’t had time to read, you are welcome to join us to hear what others are suggesting. We can’t wait to hear what you have been reading! New adult members are always welcome.

Thursday July 20

  • Jamestown Marblehead, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6 – 7 p.m.; All Ages. Join us for a historical walking tour through the Jamestown neighborhood of Marblehead. The terrain is sidewalks & paved streets. The walk will cover approximately one mile & will last about an hour. No registration required. Just show up wearing your walking shoes!

Friday July 21

  • Story Time at Marblehead Lighthouse, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 11 – 12 p.m.; Children. Visit Marblehead Light-house for a fun morning of stories & a craft. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to preschool children & their caregivers. At 11:30, school-aged children will have a story session just for them. In case of bad weather, we will meet at Marblehead Peninsula Branch Li-brary (710 W. Main Street) for the event. No registration required.

Saturday July 22

  • Clemons Cemetery Walking Tour, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 9:30 – 11 a.m.; All Ages. This tour takes place on the grounds of Clemons Cemetery. The tour will educate about Clemons Cemetery, its interred, the cemetery restoration process, and the preservation of these local treasures. The terrain of the cemetery is unlevel grass. The tour will last about an hour. For this tour we meet at the cemetery. No registration required.

Monday July 24

  • Navigating Nonfiction, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Ever wonder what nonfiction is all about? Join us each month to review and discuss various nonfiction books on similar topics. Books can be selected from the titles for the NNF book group held behind the information desk. Each month will focus on a different subject area. July will get your creativity going with the 750s – Paint-ing and painters

Tuesday July 25

  • One-On-One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Registration required. Call the library at 419-732-3212 or stop in to schedule a 30-minute help session.
  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 3 – 4 p.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Ses-sions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered.

Wednesday July 26

  • Marblehead Tech Help, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 10 – 11 a.m.; Adults. Need help with a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device? Sign up for one of our 30-minute one-on-one Tech Help sessions at the Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library. Ses-sions are free, but you must register, either online or by calling the branch at 419 798-0477 and asking to be registered

Thursday July 27

  • Watercolor Fun, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6 – 7 p.m.; Children. Watercolor Fun for children in kindergarten through sixth grade is sure to be a fun time for all!! We will create watercolor cards and wall hangings. All supplies will be provided and so will snacks and fun! Be sure to register for this program! You may reg-ister online via the Ida Rupp calendar or by calling the branch (419 798 0477) and asking us to register you. Registration begins on 7/13.

Saturday July 29

  • Downtown Marblehead Walking Tour, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6 – 7 p.m.; All Ages. Visit Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library to learn more about the beginnings of Marblehead. Join us for a walking tour full of interesting facts & stories right down Main Street. This tour is approximately 1.5 miles & takes about an hour. The terrain covered includes sidewalks and paved streets. No registration required. Just show up wearing your walking shoes!

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