Beautiful Butterflies

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It’s time to start watching for the first butterflies of the spring. That’s right,  even though there is still a chill in the air, you might have your first butterfly sighting of the season! While most butterflies migrate to warmer areas for the winter, there are some that find shelter in tree crevices and other protected places to spend the winter months. And on warm sunny days near the end of winter, these are the butterflies you may be able to spot flying around in the sun.

Did you know:
-Butterflies can taste with their feet
-Butterflies are found on every continent but Antarctica
-To avoid predators, butterflies do not fly in a straight line
-Scientists estimate that there are between 15,000 and 20,000 different species of butterfly

For other fun facts and stores about butterflies, take a look at the books listed below:

Butterfly Butterfly: a Book of Colors ~ Petr Horacek
Lucy’s garden is full of colorful creatures that wriggle and spin, scurry and slither.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar ~ Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

The Butterfly Garden ~ Sue Harris
Tabby Cat looks all over the garden for butterflies to play with and finally finds them in a surprising place.

The Butterfly House ~ Eve Bunting
With the help of her grandfather, a little girl makes a house for a larva and watches it develop before setting it free, and every summer after that butterflies come to visit her.

From Caterpillar to Butterfly ~ Deborah Heiligman
While watching a caterpillar brought to school in a glass jar slowly change into a beautiful butterfly, the class and the reader learn the basics about the mystery of metamorphosis.

Gotta Go! Gotta Go! ~ Sam Swope
Although she does not know why or how, a small creepy-crawly bug is certain that she must make her way to Mexico.

Baby Bear Sees Blue ~ Ashley Wolff
Leaving the den as the weather warms, Baby Bear discovers blue birds, red strawberries, orange butterflies, and other colorful things in nature.

Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar! ~ Bob Barner
Butterflies are as light as a feather and as old as the dinosaurs. Wherever dinosaurs roamed, butterflies were not far behind. Long after the dinosaurs disappeared, butterflies are still bringing joy and beauty to our world.

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This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library

Tuesday, 03/24/15


10:30 AM

Book Bugs Story Time

Tuesdays, March 3 – April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 – 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

Thursday, 03/26/15


10:30 AM

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

Thursdays, March 5 – April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 – 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

 


2:00 PM

Career Guidance Sessions

Join Mick Rogers from Goodwill Industries of Akron as he gives guidance on writing resumes and interviewing skills. Each session is being offered twice and includes time for individual assistance.

March 26 at 2 pm
Ways You Need to Change Your Resume

Find out the 2 ways you probably need to change your thinking about your resume if you want to get a call to be followed by a general Q & A regarding resumes.

 

 

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It’s the First Day of Spring

To celebrate the first day of Spring, we chose our favorite children’s books about gardens and gardening. The books below will help you and your child celebrate the joys of planting seeds and bulbs, cultivating a garden, and enjoying the flowers and vegetables. And better yet, they will help you shed the last bit of winter while you dream of spring and all the fun that comes with it.

Isabella’s Garden ~ Glenda Millard
In Isabella’s garden, amazing things come from the tiniest of seeds as they bloom and flourish and make way for a whole new season of growth.

And Then It’s Spring ~ Julie Fogliano
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

The Carrot Seed ~ Ruth Krauss
Despite everyone’s dire predictions, a little boy has faith in the carrot see he plants.ff77653c205283ec26a3dfc756272b2e

Flower Garden ~ Eve Bunting
Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother.

Planting a Rainbow ~ Lois Ehlert
A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.

Sunflower House ~ Eve Bunting
A young boy creates a summer playhouse by planting sunflowers and saves the seeds to make another house the next year.

City Green ~ DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
Marcy and Miss Rosa start a campaign to clean up an empty lot and turn it into a community garden.

Growing Vegetable Soup ~ Lois Ehlert
A father and child grow vegetables and then make them into a soup.

And the Good Brown Earth ~ Kathy Henderson
Joe and Gram grow a garden, with the help of the good brown earth.

 

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Calling All Teen Musicians

 

Enjoy a night of great music by some of Northeast Ohio’s best Teen Bands and Solo Artists.

For a chance to perform for Teens Rock Akron at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, please fill out the application form found at www.akronlibrary.org/f/YSO-TEEN-7097-e.pdf   and send it to the address provided along with a press kit that includes band photos, a short bio, the names and ages of your band members and a sample of your music in the form of a CD or DVD. If you do not have a CD or DVD, you may send us the URL of your Facebook page, personal web site or YouTube video so that we can hear a sample of your music or live performance.

IMPORTANT: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

The deadline to submit your band information is Saturday, March 28, 2015. All styles of music are welcome, but all band members must be between the ages of 11 and 19. The event will be held in the Main Library auditorium on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
For more information please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9032.

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This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library

Tuesday, 03/17/15


10:30 AM

Book Bugs Story Time

Tuesdays, March 3 – April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 – 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

 


5:30 PM

Teen Movie Night

Teen Movie – DIVERGENT
For grades 6 and up
Join us for the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s book DIVERGENT just in time for the release in theaters on March 20 of the next in the series, INSURGENT.
Rated PG13
140 minutes

 

Thursday, 03/19/15


10:30 AM

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

Thursdays, March 5 – April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 – 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

 


2:00 PM

Career Guidance Sessions

Join Mick Rogers from Goodwill Industries of Akron as he gives guidance on writing resumes and interviewing skills. Each session is being offered twice and includes time for individual assistance.

March 19
Preparing for Your Interview
Learn how to communicate with an interviewer. You can’t get your point across unless you know what your point is.

 

Saturday, 03/21/15 


 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Paws for Reading

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1 – 2 pm
Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children’s area and improve your reading skills by reading a book to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves.

 

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Life Magazine

On November 20, 1944, the Congregational Church of Tallmadge was featured on the cover of Life magazine. Chosen for the Thanksgiving edition, the “beautiful white church on the cover symbolizes the devout spirit of the New England Puritans who celebrated their first Thanksgiving on December 13, 1621.” (Life Magazine, November 20, 1944)

The now named Historical Church of Tallmadge, which is one hundred feet tall, including the weathervane, and has more than 1,100 individual panes1944-Nov-20 of glass was photographed for Life magazine by Bernard Hoffman. Hoffman worked with Life magazine as a photographic journalist for eighteen years. He is most known as the first American photographer on the ground at Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped in 1925, providing some harrowing glimpses into the destructive power of the bomb.

A copy of this magazine was donated to the Tallmadge Branch Library by patron Jerry Wasson.  It has been framed and can be found hanging in the foyer of the library for all to enjoy.

Another copy is in our Lawrence Collection, which can be viewed by contacting librarian Brian Salmon.

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Birthday Wishes

Happy 7th Birthday to our favorite turtle! 

Scooter

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Staff Picks

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Looking for Alaska ~ John Green
Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Awakenings ~ Oliver Sacks
Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, “awakening” effect.

Penguin in Peril ~Helen Hancocks
With bare cupboards and empty bellies, three hungry cats make a cunning plan. All they need is a penguin. Can the penguin escape and be hope in time for dinner?

Secret Life of Squirrels ~ Nancy Rose
Mr. Peanuts, a rather unusual squirrel who enjoys playing the piano and reading, learns that everything is more fun with a friend.

Two Little Girls in Blue ~ Mary Higgins Clark
Before leaving for a black-tie affair in New York City, Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kathy and Kelly, with a party at their new home in Ridgefield, Conn. Later that night, when Margaret can’t reach the babysitter, she contacts the Ridgefield police. The frantic couple return home to find the children missing and a ransom note demanding $8 million. Though the Frawleys meet all the conditions, only Kelly turns up in a car along with a dead driver and a suicide note saying that Kathy has died. But Kelly’s telepathic messages from her sister keep telling her differently, and Margaret won’t give up hope. Even the most skeptical law enforcement officers and the FBI, who pursue suspects from New York to Cape Cod, begin to believe Kelly is on to something.

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World Read Aloud Day

Reading aloud to a child is a rewarding experience for both you and your little one. It is suggested that reading for just 20 minutes a day is an important step in developing vocabulary for fluency and comprehension. It will also help your child become a more attentive listener while helping them prepare for kindergarten and develop skills they can use throughout their schooling and beyond.

Here are some tips to get you started:

1) You can begin reading to your child at any age. Even babies benefit from being read to on a regular basis so start now! Just remember when you begin reading to your baby, you will only be able to keep your baby’s attention for a few minutes. That’s to be expected. As your child matures, so will their attention span.
2) Continue reading aloud to your child up through age 10. Children continue to benefit from listening to others read long after they have learned to read themselves.
3) Not sure what you should read? Children’s books with rhyme, rhythm and repetition are always an excellent choice. Mother Goose is always a favorite as well.
4) Try to be consistent about reading to your child. Reading to children right before bedtime often works well as a daily routine.
5) If you have several small children, you can create your own story time by reading to them together. Picture books are a great pick for reading to multiple children.
6) If you find yourself reading the same story over and over, that’s fine. As they get to know the story really well you can even have your child fill in parts of the story with you.
7) Try to find children’s books that match your child’s interests. You can always get great suggestions from the children’s librarian at your local library.
8) As your child gets older and learns to read for themselves, pick a book at their reading level and take turns reading to one another.
9) If you are reading a chapter book at bedtime, always make sure to review what happened in the previous night’s chapter before starting a new chapter.

Looking for an opportunity for your child to experience new stories? Then join us for our spring story times! Children who attend spring story times will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and so much more! Spring sessions at the Tallmadge Branch Library are as follows:cat-reading-book

Book Bugs Story Time for children ages 3 – 6 with a caregiver
Tuesdays, March 3 – April 21 at 10:30 am

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time for children ages 2 – 3 with a caregiver
Thursdays, March 5 – April 23 at 10:30 am

 

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