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Thursday, October 2
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet? Do you like to share techniques and get new ideas? All levels of expertise and all ages are welcome. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult helper.


Saturday, October 4
1:00 - 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 to a furry friend.  Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves

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Accelerated Reader Help

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Accelerated Reader is a reading program that is featured in many schools. Students’ read their ‘AR’ books and then take a quiz to earn points throughout the school year. The Accelerated Reader books are rated by book level and each have differing point values based on vocabulary and story complexity.

If you click on the box below, you can search for books based on authors, topics, or titles. Type what you want to search for in the blank field and click Go. You will then be able to sort your search results, select book titles to add to your AR BookBag, print a list of your search results, or start a new search.

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For more information and step by step instructions for the Accelerated Reader program click here.

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Happy Punctuation Day

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It’s National Punctuation Day! Today is a day for celebrating the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.

After all, correct punctuation can save lives.

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Tuesday, September 23 AND Thursday, September 25
6:00 PM

Mind, Body and Spirit Approaches to Better Health

Have you ever wondered how holistic approaches can improve self-healing and facilitate growth? When the body is relaxed and in balance, it can cope with everyday stresses and strains much more effectively. These approaches may be used alongside conventional therapies for prevention and to achieve optimal states of well-being. Co-sponsored by Conversations & Co. Join us for either or both sessions!

Tuesday, September 23, 6 pm
Sara Ruble-Grief Therapy
Paul DiFranco-Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation
Cindy Emerick & Kelsey Husk-Licensed Massage Therapy
Mary Reisman-Art Therapy and Instructions

Thursday, September 25, 6 pm 
Kyra Pacer-Reiki Therapy
Candy Walti -Color Therapy
Kelly Brown-Hypnotherapy and Guided Meditation

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It’s Banned Books Week

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According to the Banned Books Week website, “Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.” The top ten most challenged books of 2013 were:

1) Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
2) The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
3) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
4) Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
5) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
6) Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee StoneBanned Books
7) Looking for Alaska, by John Green
8) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
9) Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
10) Bone (series), by Jeff Smith

More information on banned/challenged books can be found on the American Library Assocation’s frequently challenged books pages.

You can also check out the Tallmadge Branch Library’s Pinterest board dedicated to banned books.

 

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Superhero Training Camp

On September 18, children from ages 2 – 5 had a super good time at our Superhero Training Camp.

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Children were encouraged to develop some super skills at each of the self-directed discovery and sensory play stations.

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Thank you to all of the super heroes who took time out of their crime fighting schedules to join us for a super fun time.

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Staff Picks

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Where the Wild Things Are ~ Maurice Sendak
Max sails to the land of the wild things, where he becomes their king.

Big Snow ~ Jonathen Bean
An excited and frustrated boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a ‘big snow.

Nantucket Sisters ~ Nancy Thayer
When they meet as girls on a beach in Nantucket, Maggie McIntyre and Emily Porter become fast friends—though Emily’s well-heeled mother would prefer that she associate with the upscale daughters of bankers and statesmen rather than the child of a local seamstress. But the two lively, imaginative girls nevertheless spend many golden summers together building castles in the sand, creating magical worlds of their own, and forging grand plans for their future.

Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit ~ Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Lunch Lady, Betty, and the Breakfast Bunch must figure out who is stealing the goods from the bake sale.

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur ~ Linda Bailey
A humorous survey of the practical things dinosaurs can do explains how otherwise unused dinosaurs can offer a perfect excuse for forgetting homework while also making good nutcrackers, kites, and burglar alarms.

Mercury: an Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury ~ Leslie Ann Jones
This rock biography is a revealing, intimate look at the man who would be Queen. The lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury’s unmatched skills as a songwriter and his flamboyant showmanship made him a superstar and Queen a household name. But despite his worldwide fame, few people ever really glimpsed the man behind the glittering facade. Now, more than twenty years after his death, those closest to Mercury are finally opening up about this pivotal figure in rock ‘n roll.

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It’s H.A. Rey’s Birthday

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“This is George. He was a good little monkey and always very curious.” And with these words, H.A. Rey and his wife, Margaret, first introduce young readers to an inquisitive little monkey named George.

September 16 is H.A. Rey’s birthday. Hans Augusto Rey was an illustrator and author best known for creating everyone’s favorite monkey, Curious imagesGeorge. Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a young boy he would spend hours at the city’s Hagenbeck Zoo sketching the animals there. Years later, Hans and his wife, Margaret, escaped their Paris home as the German’s advanced. They procured a bicycle and cycled many miles to the south of France until they eventually made their way out of Europe and to the United States. One of the few possessions they carried during their flight was a few manuscripts and some sketches from which Curious George was ultimately published.

The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of bioMargaret and H.A. Rey by Louise W. Borden details Rey’s amazing story. The author used many primary sources including Rey’s diaries, ticket stubs, receipts, etc. to create a beautifully illustrated account of the journey which brought Curious George to a new home in America.

Curious George appeared in 1941 and Margaret and H.A. Rey created seven original adventures. George and the Man with the yellow hat appear together in all seven. Later, George appeared in telefilms and in a series of “new adventures” by various authors illustrated in the style of H.A. Rey.

Celebrate H.A. Rey’s birthday today with Curious George and the Birthday Surprise.

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Monday, September 15
4:00 - 7:00 PM

Story Walk

Autumn Evening Story Walk

For all ages.  Children under 5 should be accompanied by an adult.

Read a book together outside as you stroll in the evening air.

This program will be cancelled in bad weather.


Monday, September 15
7:00 PM

Local Author Talk
Meet local Tallmadge author Amanda Flower, as she talks about her newest book, MURDER, SIMPLY STITCHED.


Tuesday, September 16
5:30 PM

Teen Movie Night

For grades 6-12

Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a DVD copy of the movie.


Wednesday, September 17
4:30 PM

School Age Program

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

For grades K – 5.

Cool off with an ice cream treat you make yourself!

Please register, limit 20.


Thursday, September 18
10:00 AM For ages 2 – 3
11:30 AM For ages 3 – 5

Preschool Special Event

Superhero Training Camp

Self-directed discovery and sensory play stations will allow parents and children to develop super skills together.  Wear a cape or costume if you wish.

Please register for one session only. Limit 20.


Saturday, September 20
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 to a furry friend.  Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves

 

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Teen Bulletin Board

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The next time you are in the library, make sure to stop by the Teen Area and see how many of the library related words you can find in our interactive word search bulletin board.

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