Multi-Age Program

International Games Week Celebration

Reed Memorial Library is excited to announce its participation in International Games Week, which takes place from November 4 through 10.
Special board games and activities will be available to play at the library, including the library’s in-house board game collection.
Open gaming will take place on Saturday, November 10. Stop in throughout the day with your friends or family to meet other gamers, play games, and have fun.

 

Ravenna During World War I

Reed Memorial Library, in partnership with the Portage County Historical Society and Museum, will present a history of Ravenna during WWI on Saturday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Learn how the Great War impacted our local community with stories behind the businesses and people during that time.
No registration is required. Please note that this event will take place at the Portage County Historical Society, located at 6549 N. Chestnut St, Ravenna.

 

Saturday Walking Tour

Reed Memorial Library in partnership with Main Street Ravenna, will present a walking tour about Ravenna during The Civil War on Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 pm.
Enjoy a walk downtown while learning about the stories and history behind Ravenna and its people during the American Civil War. Tour will be led by Librarian, Kevin Gray, and assisted by Doug Fuller.

Have Strangeness, Will Travel

Local paranormal investigator, Colin Schneider, will be at Reed Memorial Library on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss roadside phenomena. Schneider will exam some of the strangest paranormal occurrences ever reported along roadsides along with some of the theories behind these stories. Schneider, also known as the Crypto-Kid, is a cryptozoologist, a regional representative for the Centre for Fortean Zoology, and hosts a radio show on the WCJV Digital Broadcasting Network. Registration is required for this event. Colin will also bring copies of his new book, Ramblings of Teenaged Cryptozoologists.

 

 

Apple-Solute Fun

Families are invited to celebrate fall at Reed Memorial Library’s Apple-Solute Fun event on Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 am.
Families will enjoy apple-themed crafts and activities for all ages. Registration is required.

How-To Festival

Reed Memorial Library’s first How-To Festival on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00-2:15 pm
Simultaneous 30-minute workshops will be held around the library that will introduce a topic or explain “how-to” do something. Workshop categories include health and wellness, hobbies and lifestyle, technology, children’s activities, and much more.
Learn a new hobby, skill, or just have fun!

Movie Night: Frankenstein

Enjoy a free screening of the 1931 movie adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm.

Featuring Boris Karloff’s portrayal of the most tragic and memorable monster, this is a must-see for anyone who enjoys critically acclaimed classic films.
No registration is required.

Community Read: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Reed Memorial Library is inviting everyone in the community to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley during the months of September and October.

In partnership with Hiram College, Kent Free Library, and Portage County District Library, the community read is a celebration of the 200th birthday of this classic horror novel.
Reed Memorial Library has planned activities, movie screenings, book discussions, and academic speakers lined up to celebrate this event.
Copies of the book will be available to borrow at the library, and free ebooks are available to enjoy on your device through the Ohio Digital Library.

 

Summer Challenge Lock-In

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading at the Reed Memorial Library afterhours lock-in party that will be held on Friday, August 3 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Enjoy an escape room, scavenger hunts, and pizza. This program is by invitation only to those who completed set milestones in the summer reading challenge. (For teens, this is everyone who turned in 8 or more tickets.)

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