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Blue Whales at Your Library / December 26 - April 30

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2024-03-15 00:00:00 2024-03-15 23:59:00 America/New_York Blue Whales at Your Library / December 26 - April 30 Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program. Parma-Powers Branch -

Friday, March 15
All day

Add to Calendar 2024-03-15 00:00:00 2024-03-15 23:59:00 America/New_York Blue Whales at Your Library / December 26 - April 30 Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program. Parma-Powers Branch -

Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

  • See the life-size blue whale tail floor covering and measure yourself against the life-size image of a fossilized Dunkleosteus skull.
  • See the short film, Blue Whales: Return of the Giants or explore a whale interactive. 
  • Learn about blue whale size and anatomy from posters by author Yuliya Barannikova and artist Teti︠a︡na Kopytova. 
  • Read books about whales, the ocean and conservation in a variety of languages.  More titles in the Blue Whales display!
  • Teachers may contact the Children’s Room to schedule a field trip. 
  • Visit Blue Whales at Your Library between March 29 and April 8 to receive a mini blue whale charm.  While supplies last.  Grades K and up.
  • Krill in a Jar estimation contest for kids Grades K – 8 through April 15. Win binoculars or a hand-held microscope, courtesy of Lakeshore Learning.-

Special events, December 26 – April 30

The Blue Whale book cover

Winter Reading Game (age 3 – grade 5)

STEM Storytime: Blue Whales (ages 3 – 7 with caregiver)

Winter Whale Tales (all ages with caregiver)

Protecting Local Streams: How You Can Get Involved (adults)

Whale Weeks (all ages)

Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill

Blue Whales: Paper Craft Whale (grades 1 – 3)

Sturgeon: Big Fish in Ohio (grades 1 – 4)

Brick Builders Play Day: Underwater Kingdom (grades K – 5)

Fossils and Dunkleosteus (grades 2 – 4)

Dunkleosteus, Predator in Ohio's Ancient Seas (grades 4 - 5)

Dive into Ohio’s Deep Time: The Devonian Period (adults)

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This work is based upon work funded by NSF under grant No. 2115860. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of Blue Whales at Your Library and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Parma-Powers Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.885.5362
Fax: 440.884.2263
Branch manager
Donna Meyers

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Apr 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Come play the popular card game Magic: The Gathering! Play in a variety of styles and formats; be it a one-on-one duel, two-headed giant or a free-for-all; from Commander to Cube Drafting - this is a casual gathering for all ages and skill levels (game may not be suitable for children under 10). Register online or call 216-267-5250. Beginners welcome! 

Upcoming events

Tue, Apr 16, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Tue, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Join us for this 2 hour program to learn more about writing down your family stories and memories.

Wed, Apr 17, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Wed, Apr 17, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Wed, Apr 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Apr 17, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Story/Craft Room (49)
Learn about blue whales through stories, songs and activities.

Wed, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Explore the history behind this iconic Cleveland hub in Public Square.

Thu, Apr 18, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Thu, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Apr 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Story/Craft Room (49)
Learn about blue whales through stories, songs and activities.

Fri, Apr 19, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Fri, Apr 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Art isn't just about making something beautiful, but can be used for self-expression, communication, confidence and feeling good.

Sat, Apr 20, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Technology Learning Center (16)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 20, 10:30am - 10:50am
Meeting Room C/D (90)

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Learn about blue whales through stories, songs and activities.

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Teen (49)
Play Pokemon, swap cards, play board games and the Nintendo Switch or bring your tabletop games. Prizes and refreshments!

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
100 years of fun and fashions from the Civil War to Present Day. Sponsored by Friends of Parma Libraries.

Sun, Apr 21, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Mon, Apr 22, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. Stay to play and socialize with other families.

Mon, Apr 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED® high school equivalency classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Mon, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Please text/call 216-990-8271 for more information.

Mon, Apr 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
From characters to theme songs to classic moments, test your knowledge of television shows from the 60s to Today. Prizes WILL be awarded!
This event is full

Tue, Apr 23, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C/D (90)
Explore your creativity and learn how to assemble a junk journal.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Apr 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Welcoming the Ukrainian community to Blue Whales at Your Library and Parma-Powers Branch library.

Thu, Apr 25, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Apr 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
This event will be held in-person at the Parma-Powers Branch.

Fri, Apr 26, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Fri, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Apr 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Art isn't just about making something beautiful, but can be used for self-expression, communication, confidence and feeling good.

Sat, Apr 27, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Sun, Apr 28, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Mon, Apr 29, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. Stay to play and socialize with other families.

Mon, Apr 29, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED® high school equivalency classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Apr 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Please text/call 216-990-8271 for more information.

Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
This presentation looks at how to find historic districts, learning about the guidelines that historic districts use, and examples of historic districts.

Tue, Apr 30, All day
Visit the Parma-Powers Branch to explore the world of blue whales and learn about our unique local wildlife. See the life-size whale-tail floor mat or take part in a whale-themed program.

Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Wed, May 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Homework Center (49)
Fun activities will practice skills that support number sense and math concepts. Registration required.

Thu, May 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Conference Room (35)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
UH Neurologist, Dr John Andrefsky, will talk on stroke and stroke prevention. Medical screenings will be offered by nursing staff from UH Parma Medical center, following the program.

Fri, May 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150),Story/Craft Room (49)
Boost your baby’s brain through play!
This event is full

Fri, May 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, May 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Art isn't just about making something beautiful, but can be used for self-expression, communication, confidence and feeling good.

Sat, May 04, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Stop in and pick up a free comic book. Supply limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Parma Libraries.

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
FAFSA application assistance offered by representatives from Cuyahoga County Community College.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Teen (49)
Play Pokemon, swap cards, play board games and the Nintendo Switch or bring your tabletop games. Prizes and refreshments!

Mon, May 06, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED® high school equivalency classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, May 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Please text/call 216-990-8271 for more information.

Mon, May 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
This program will teach you practical tips and tricks on how to reduce your consumption of plastic, as well as how plastics fit into the vision of a no-waste, circular economy.

Tue, May 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Canceled
Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Embark on a journey of inner calm and self-discovery with our beginner-friendly mindfulness meditation class.

Wed, May 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, May 08, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Learn how to cook quick meals for after school in a fun atmosphere with Chef Sugabear.

Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C/D (90)
Monthly movie discussion group. May film is Till.

Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (49)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Six-month fiction writing workshop focused on short stories. Led by Eric Anderson.
Registration is now closed

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
This program will explore the bloody history of the Cleveland area Mob in the 1970s.

Fri, May 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Boost your baby’s brain through play!
This event is full

Fri, May 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, May 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Art isn't just about making something beautiful, but can be used for self-expression, communication, confidence and feeling good.

Mon, May 13, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED® high school equivalency classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, May 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Be part of a big build! Contribute anything you can imagine for our ocean world. We supply the LEGO.

Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Conference Room (35)
Join us for a discussion of The Women by Kristin Hannah. Books will be available one month in advance.

Tue, May 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Join us when author Mary Kay Andrews visits to discuss her latest novel, Summers at the Saint.

Wed, May 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Put your knowledge to the ultimate test! How much do you know/remember about the presidents of the United States ?

Thu, May 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn about local groups working to protect the environment and how your skills can make a difference.