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Peninsula Library Programs,, 330-657-2291. Reservations are requested for these programs, please call the library to sign up.

Friends of the Library Bizarre Bazaar Table:
Stop at the library to shop the Friends of the Library Bizarre Bazaar Table. The table is up now through Tuesday, June 11. We are accepting donations anytime during library hours. Be sure to visit the Book Sale Room while you are here and buy a bag of books.

Classic Movie Night: First Thursday at 6:30PM in May and June
May 2—The Long, Long Trailer (1954, 96 Minutes)—Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
(The May movie will be the 100th film shown for our Classic Movie Nights.)
June 6—How to Marry a Millionaire (1953, 105 minutes)—Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable.

Smart Retirement Series presented by James C. Sexton
Monday, May 6—Class #1 Retirement Income and Tax Strategies 6:30PM to 8:00PM.
Tuesday, May 7—Class #2 Investments and Withdrawal Strategies 6:30PM to 8:00PM.
Are you planning to retire or already retired?  Do you have questions about where and how to invest your retirement assets in an environment of market volatility and uncertainty? Do you know how to take income from your retirement accounts in a tax-efficient manner? Are you concerned about running out of money in retirement?
Please call or email the library to register: 330-657-2291 or

Tuesday Evening Book Club—Second Tuesday at 6:30PM May 14 - Rebecca. By Daphne Du Maurier
June 11—Master Slave Husband Wife: An epic journey from slavery to freedom. By Ilyon Woo

Wednesday Day Book Club—1:30PM on the Fourth Wednesday. May 22—One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
June 26—Picasso`s lovers by Jeanne Mackin.

Beach Glass Craft with Sue Luck on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30PM. All glass is handpicked from Lake Erie beaches and in its true beautiful form. We`ll talk about where and why these beautiful pieces wash ashore, what they used to be, and then get to work to create your own special holiday ornament. There is a fee of $10 for the art supplies. Class space is limited so please register early. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Doug Unger Artist and Craftsman on June 13, 7:00PM Peninsula resident Doug Unger (BFA Cleveland Institutes of Art, MFA, Syracuse University, Summer study Cape School of Art Provincetown) will give a lecture and show examples of his work that survey his career as an artist, craftsman and teacher. The lecture will include examples of banjos, mandolins, paintings, drawings, models and furniture. Doug is a current Professor Emeritus at Kent State University, Ohio Heritage Award Winner, Collections in Smithsonian Institute Library of Congress, and has Museum Awards at the Butler Institute of Art, the Akron Art Museum, the Canton Art Museum and the Zanesville Museum.

Let`s Revisit the Richfield Coliseum on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 6:30PM (At the Boston Township Hall.) The Richfield Coliseum opened with a concert by Frank Sinatra on October 26, 1974. We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of this event on June 26, 2024. We will look back at the concerts, the Cavs Miracle of Richfield, the 1981 NBA All-Star game, the Cleveland Force and Crunch, and much more. Meet the original Coliseum photographer and watch a video interview with an original Cleveland Cavalette. There will be prizes and a few surprises!

SUMMER READING CLUB 2024--Adventure begins at the Peninsula Library. This summer join one of our summer reading clubs and read. There are programs for all ages. Registration begins at the library on Tuesday, May 28. When you register you will receive a reading kit and instructions on the program.

Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers through age eleven. Tuesdays at 10:30AM. Read (or get read to) for one hour and mark off on your sheet, then turn in the sheet to get a scratch off ticket to win a prize. When you read ten hours, you get an entry for the grand prize drawing. Save these dates for weekly fun at the library. Save these dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16.

Summer Reading Club for ages twelve and up on Thursdays at 11:00AM. The first meeting is on June 6 and the tweens will get to help Miss Chris plan what activities to have at the library for the summer. We will also get ready for the summer reading club challenge by sharing your favorite books, and new books you want to read. Save these dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18.

Summer Reading Club for Adults 18+ May 30 to July 28 You`re never too old to join Summer Reading Club. This summer sign up for reading fun at the Peninsula Library. Just read or listen to books of your choice for chances to win prizes. Complete an activity sheet found in your reading bag kit and turn in at the library to select a prize from the prize basket. Complete the bookmark entry form and your name will be entered into a raffle to win either a gift certificate to Suncrest Gardens or a folding outdoor rocking chair. Registration begins on Tuesday, May 28 during library hours. You will receive a reading bag kit with one bookmark entry form and activity sheets.