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21012 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
USA

(440) 331-0600

Official website of the City of Rocky River, Ohio, providing community profile, information on local government, safety forces and education.

Rocky River Updates

A Message from the Rocky River Public Library

James Umerley

A Message from the Rocky River Public Library

 Our Community Reads: Evicted

Rocky River Public Library is working in collaboration with the City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square and the eight other public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland area. We're bringing our communities together through discussion of topics presented in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.  Please consider joining us for any, or all, of the following programs:

For Adults:

DISCUSSION OF ONE COMMUNITY READS: EVICTED BY MATTHEW DESMOND

Tuesday, January 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Community Room

Dr. Thomas Hilde of Cleveland State University will lead a rich discussion of eviction and its effect on the community. Jim Rokakis, VP of Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Director of Thriving Communities Institute will bring his unique perspective to the conversation.

BENEFITS AND RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND DISABLED PERSONS

Presented by Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services’ Information Unit

Friday, February 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Auditorium

Information/Benefits Specialists will seniors age 60+ and adults age 18- 59 with disabilities to identify potential benefits, services and resources supporting continued independence. They will also screen eligibility for public benefits and offer guidance through the application process.

AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE IS POSSIBLE

Tuesday, February 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Community Room

Join us as North Coast Health shares information and ideas on how to manage your health care without losing your savings.

NORTHEAST OHIO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS: STREET VOICES

Monday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Auditorium

Joyce Robinson will share her unique tale of being homeless. Director Chris Knestrick, will present solutions to address homelessness in Ohio. A Q&A session will follow.

CLEVELAND TENANTS ORGANIZATION

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Community Room

The Cleveland Tenants Organization will provide information on current Ohio Landlord Tenant Law. There will be a Q&A session at the end.

For Children:

FAMILY BOOK NIGHT - LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET BY MATT DE LA PENA -(FAMILY EVENT)

Monday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Purple Room

Read and discuss Newbery Award Winner, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena. You’ll be inspired by our Gratitude and Appreciation Games as well as the many ways in which we can make our community stronger.

HOMELESS SHELTER SERVICE PROJECT

Monday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Auditorium

Make a no-sew blankets for youth currently living in the Family Promise program. Family Promise helps families move from homelessness to sustainable independence. Pizza lunch provided. Grades 5 and up.

All Programs are Free. No Registration is Required.

https://www.onecommunityreads.org/