The Bubble Lady: aka Sue Durante

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

This fun show for all ages will have you laughing out loud and leave you feeling amazed as you watch acrobatic bubbles, bouncing bubbles, square bubbles and super-sized bubbles appear before your eyes. Come and enjoy this show with great ideas for outside bubble fun. Limited to 150 attendees.

Free

Community Read Book Discussion: American Salvage

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

Join us for this special book discussion of a collection of short stories in collaboration with the Community Read sponsored by Hiram College. Space is limited to 15 people. “These short stories approach their subjects from an array of perspectives, but what they share is freshness, surprise, and a compulsion to plumb some absolute extremes of American existence.”―National Book Award citation American Salvage is rich with local color and peopled with rural characters who love and hate extravagantly. They know how […]

Free

Free Family Halloween Party

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

Get dressed up in your favorite book-inspired costume and join us for our annual fun-for-all-ages Halloween party! Join us for an afternoon Halloween party fun for the whole family! Dress up in your costume and enjoy snacks, the spooky atmosphere, and activities for all ages. For children, there will be crafts, games, and activities, such as ring tosses and Feel Factor. For adults, we will have a witch’s cauldron candle-making station and a mini-pumpkin painting craft. A photographer will be […]

Free

Medicare 101

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

Are you turning 65 or retiring and are puzzled by your Medicare plan options? Join Marcy Rosenthal, a licensed Medicare advisor, to learn about Medicare, plan options and how to select the best plan for your needs. This FREE event is limited to 30 participants.

Free

Animal Communication with Judith Wade

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

Do you ever wonder what your animal is thinking? Judith Wade, professional Animal Communicator, will share her stories, experiences, and top ten tips to better connect with your animal at this free event. Judith has been doing animal communication for over 15 years with clients nationwide.  She has worked with a variety of animals from cats, dogs, and horses, to guinea pigs, pet snakes and goats.  She has a heartfelt connection with animals allowing them a safe place to open […]

Free

Pitch Night

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

Come in and present your idea for a small business, creative venture, or organization. You can build something new! At this free event, you can get and give anonymous feedback, get inspiration from listening to others' pitches, and network with each other so you can push your idea forward! Open to anyone with an idea for a project, whether it's a community organization, an invention, a novel, or a business. Limited to 50 participants total, including presenters and attendees. Email Natalia […]

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Movie Night: They Shall Not Grow Old

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future. In honor of Veterans Day approaching on November 11, join us for a free showing of […]

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Eclipse Watch Party

Former RHS Building Lot Corner of Clinton & East Main Streets, Ravenna

Come join us at the former Ravenna High School site to watch the total solar eclipse. Experience the total solar eclipse with us at our watch party! We’ll gather downtown at the site of the former RHS building; the wide grassy lot near Dairy Queen. The watch party starts at 2pm and the eclipse will reach its peak at 3:15pm. We’ll have music, free eclipse glasses, and for when it gets really dark – glow sticks. Once this eclipse is […]

Free

Relaxation Yoga

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

Come in and unwind with Relaxation Yoga. Perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to relax and recharge. Lora Gray will lead us in a session designed to help us unwind, relax from our busy routines and reconnect with ourselves. Lora has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance as well as a certified Yoga instructor. Lora currently teaches at various local studios, including One Love Yoga in Kent. Please bring […]

Free

Community Baby Shower

Reed Memorial Library 167 E Main Street, Ravenna

A fun- and freebie-filled event for new and expecting parents. Expecting? Parent of a newborn? Join us for our second annual Community Baby Shower for fun and freebies! We're bringing in partners from all over Northeast Ohio to provide you with the chance to discover all the resources your community has to offer you and your new bundle of joy. Drop in any time from 11-12:30 to enjoy refreshments, games, and door prizes while collecting information and giveaways. Siblings are […]

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S’more Stories

Dix Park 7318 SR 44, Ravenna

Meet us at Dix Park for a special outdoor story time! We will spend time in nature reading stories, making s'mores, and learning about local wildlife with Holly from Portage Park District. This event is geared towards young children and families, but everyone is welcome! Dix Park Information

Free

History Hike: The Portage Hike and Bike Trail

Portage County Hike and Bike Trail 535 Cleveland Road, Ravenna

From Native American transportation routes to historic train lines, the Portage Hike and Bike Trail has a fascinating history. Come walk and learn from the Portage County Historical Society and Reed Memorial Library along this path that now connects schools, businesses, and parks with downtowns and neighborhoods from Ravenna to Kent and beyond. This hike will walk the trail east of Cleveland Road. Parking at the trailhead on Cleveland Road. Hike is approximately 1 and a half miles. Please register for […]

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