This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library

Tuesday, 05/05/15

6:30 PM

Local Author Series

Jane Ann Turzillo


Thursday, 05/07/15

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Do you love to knit or crochet? Join us as we create projects to be donated to charity, or work on one of your own.



Be Kind to Animals Week

Be kind to animals week is May 3 – 9.

This year marks the 100th year of the Humane Society’s be kind to animals week. The Humane Society is asking for animal lovers all over to show their dedication to animals by taking the kindness pledge.

You can also follow these simple steps to practice animal love right in your own neighborhood:

  • Feed the birds, or put out small snips of yarn and string for springtime nesting materials.
  • Adopt a pet from a local shelter or rescue
  • Take good care of your pet.
    • Never leave your pet tied outside when you are not home.
    • Keep your animal’s vaccinations up-to-date.
    • Make sure your pet is always wearing proper identification.
    • Take your pet to the veterinarian regularly.
    • Know what it takes to be a responsible pet owner.
  • Respect and appreciate wildlife.
    • Make your yard a wildlife friendly area and invite butterflies and bees with colorful paintings.
  • Come to the library to practice your reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. Paws for Reading is a program designed to allow beginning readers to gain confidence in their skills by reading aloud.
    • The Tallmadge Branch Library offers the Paws for Reading program every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Staff Picks


Far From the Madding Crowd ~ Thomas Hardy
Relates the experiences of Bathsheba Everdene as she is courted and married to three different men.

Two Tough Crocs ~ David Bedford
Sylvester and Arnold enjoy being big, tough crocodiles so when they finally meet they are about to fight until Betty, an enormous crocodile, comes hissing by to take over their swamp.

Murder in the Mystery Suite ~ Ellery Adams
Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer. Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real-life killer. There’s no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up.

Goodnight, Ark ~ Laura Sassi
When frightened animals squeeze into Noah’s bed during a storm, causing the Ark to tip, Noah soothes the beasts with a lullaby.

Perfectly Percy ~ Paul Schmid
Percy the porcupine loves balloons but he must find a way to keep them from popping.

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story ~ Patrick McDonnell
Louie becomes angry when the story in which he appears is ruined by messes from jelly, peanut butter, and other things that do not belong in books.


Do you want to build a snowman?

Do you want to build a snowman? NO! I’ve always liked the idea of summer, sun, and all things hot. Here’s hoping warmer temperatures arrive soon. Until then, here are some cool picks to get you through your day.

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Frozen Fever: the Deluxe Novelization ~ Victoria Saxton
Elsa and Kristoff are planning Anna’s birthday celebration, but Elsa’s icy powers may get in the way.

Hello, Olaf! ~ Andrea Posner-Sanchez
Profiles the fun-loving snowman from the film “Frozen”.

A Day in the Sun ~ Frank Berrios
Olaf the snowman dreams of summer and a variety of summertime activities he would enjoy.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? ~ Calliope Glass
Are you ready to build Olaf? Help Anna and Elsa put Olaf together. It’s as easy as a shake and a tap.

For adults:

Frozen Heat ~ Richard Castle
NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother.

White Hot ~ Sandra Brown
When she hears that her younger brother Danny has committed suicide, Sayre Lynch relinquishes her vow to never return to Destiny, the small Louisiana town in which she grew up. She plans to leave immediately after the funeral, but soon finds herself drawn into the web cast by Huff Hoyle, her controlling and tryannical father. Hoyle owns the town’s sole industry and runs the lives of everyone who lives there.

Heat Seeker ~ Lora Leigh
John Vincent has always led a life of danger, and now he has every reason to want to remain as dead as the obituary in the Australian papers had proclaimed him to be. He’d left nothing behind in the life he had once led–except for one woman, and one night of unforgettable passion. Now, both will return to haunt him. Bailey Serborne is still tormented by a past she can’t change and a man she hasn’t been able to forget. A man who was supposed to dead.. But now, a stroke of fate has revealed that sometimes, a woman is given a second chance to heal her heart–and exact the sweetest revenge.

White Heat ~ Brenda Novak
As an employee of Department 6, a private security company, Rachel Jessop knew there would be difficult and dangerous assignments; but as far as Rachel is concerned, working with fellow operative Nate Ferrentino should qualify for hazard pay. Unfortunately, the only way into Paradise, the former Arizona ghost town and current residence of the Church of the Covenant and its charismatic leader Ethan Wycliff, is if Rachel and Nate are married. Rachel knows Ethan has to be stopped. Not only did the cult almost kill a woman by stoning her for her sins, there also seems to be some connection between the church and the recent disappearance of a teen. Given their own tangled romantic past, working with Nate is bound to be challenging; but then again, no one ever said working for Department 6 would be easy.


This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library


4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Book Sale Preview

Friend’s of the Tallmadge Branch Library Preview Sale

Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on Thursday, April 30 from 4-8pm. Memberships will be available at the door.

We have a large assortment of books, both hardcover and paperback, DVDs, music CDs and much more!



10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Book Sale

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Spring Book Sale on May 1 and 2. Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Book Sale

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Spring Book Sale on May 1 and 2. Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefity the Tallmadge Branch Library.

Looking for a special deal? We have an all day bag sale on Saturday, May 2 for only $5 a bag. We tested it out and you can get 18 hardback books per bag, or 36-40 paperback books (depending on size). What a deal!


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Paws for Reading

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.


World Penguin Day

When scientists at McMurdo Station in Antarctica noticed a colony of Adelie Penguins returning to the same spot, on the same day, year after year they knew it couldn’t be a coincidence. They noticed that every year on April 25, hundreds of penguins would arrive right on schedule. After several years of observing this migration phenomenon, scientists and researchers began to plan for the penguins’ arrival and created a day of celebration for these magical creatures. Within a few years, word of this annual celebration got out and penguin lovers all over the world joined in to celebrate what is now World Penguin Day.

To celebrate these adorable creatures, here are a few of our favorite penguin books.

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?

Penguin in Love ~ Salina Yoon
One day, Penguin goes looking for love and finds, instead, a mitten but as he tries to locate the mitten’s owner, he knits his way through a blizzard to an unexpected meeting.

Happy Birthday, Tacky! ~ Helen Lester
Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect have spent weeks planning the perfect party to celebrate Tacky’s hatchday, and while nothing turns out quite as they expected, the penguins and their special guest have a wonderful time.

365 Penguins ~ Jean-Luc Fromental
When a box containing a penguin arrives anonymously on New Year’s Day, a family of four is puzzled, but as they continue to receive one penguin each day their problems–and food budget, and storage issues–are multiplied.

Penguin, Penguins, Everywhere! ~ Bob Barner
Color illustrations and rhyming text describe the life of penguins.



Spring Book Sale

Please join us for the Tallmadge Library Association’s next book sale from
April 30 – May 2.

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Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on Thursday, April 30 from 4-8 pm. Memberships will be available at the door.

All are welcome to attend the sale on Friday, May 1 from 10 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday, May 2 from 9 am – 3 pm.

We have a large assortment of books, both hardcover and paperback, DVDs, music CDs and much more! Find the perfect gift book or stock up on your own library for the coming summer months.

Looking for a special deal? Fill a grocery bag all day Saturday for only $5 a bag!


It’s Earth Day

April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. 

Earth Day

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson as a day to raise public awareness and educate people about environmental issues. Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness.

The following books about the environment feature recognizable children’s book characters that children already know and love.

Arthur Turns Green ~ Marc Brown (Arthur)
When Arthur starts talking about his school project involving a Big Green Machine, D.W. imagines a scary contraption that will turn everyone green.

Every Day is Earth Day ~ Jane O’Connor (Fancy Nancy)
When Nancy, the girl who loves to use fancy words, learns about Earth Day and “being green,” her enthusiasm causes problems at home.

Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration ~ Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Biscuit)
Join Biscuit as he helps take care of the earth on Earth Day. From planting seeds to cleaning up, it is an exciting adventure for Earth Day, and every day.

We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers ~ Lauren Child (Lola and Charlie)
Lola learns about recycling and enters a recycling competition. Includes recycling tips as well as a tree poster for kids to keep track of their own recycling projects.

Dora Celebrates Earth Day ~ Emily Sollinger (Dora the Explorer)
It’s Earth Day, and Dora is making a scrapbook filled with tips about what we can all do to help save our planet.

It’s Earth Day! ~ Mercer Mayer (Little Critter)
Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Franklin Plants a Tree ~ Sharon Jennings (Franklin)
Franklin loses interest in planting his Earth Day tree when he sees how small it is. But thanks to Mr. Heron and Franklin’s friends, Franklin discovers the potential of his little seedling.


This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library


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.



4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

School Age Program

National Jelly Bean Day

For grades K – 5
Join the national celebration and make sweet things, play a guessing game, and eat lots and lots of jelly beans.
Bring a friend to this not-to-be-missed event!


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.


Thank You

In honor of National Library Week, the Akron-Summit County Public Library system put out forms asking, “why do you love your Library?” and the responses were overwhelming. The staff here at the Tallmadge Branch would like to thank everyone who filled out a form. Thank you for your kind words about who we are and what we do. But most importantly, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of your lives and your community. Below is just a sample of our favorite responses.