Sharpie Mugs

Are you looking for homemade gifts to give away this holiday season? Or do you want to have a personalized coffee mug at work? If so, here are some tips on how to create your very own Sharpie mug.

1) Select oil-based Sharpie paint markers in your favorite colors.
2) Wash and dry your mug, if new.  Decide on a design and prep design with masking tape, if necessary.
3) Carefully draw design with Sharpie paint markers.
4) Bake dishes at 350 degrees for 20 minutes to set paint; let cool completely.

And now you have a coffee mug unlike anything else out there, designed by you! Just remember, that these will NOT be dishwasher safe!  Be sure to hand wash ONLY!

Looking for design ideas? Here are a few mugs made by some Tallmadge Teens during our design your own Sharpie mug program held last week.

PicMonkey Collage

 

 

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Tuesday, November 18


10:30 AM

Book Bugs Story Time
For 3–6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together.

 

Wednesday, November 19 


 

4:30 PM

 

Stained Glass Window Art
For grades K – 5.
Help decorate the house for Thanksgiving with this pretty crepe paper window art.

 

Thursday, November 20 


 

10:30 AM

 

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time
For 2–3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.  Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and more.  Story time is followed by a group playtime.

 

 

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Staff Picks

        

Giraffes Can’t Dance ~ Giles Andreae
Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music.

A Higher Call: an Incredible True Story of Combat and Chilvary in the War-Torn Skies of World War II ~ Adam Makos
This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on 21 December 1943 –the American–2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17–and the German–2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.

Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI ~ Robert Ressler
Face-to-face with some of America’s most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned form then how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us–and put them behind bars.

A Cat Is Chasing Me Through This Book! ~ Benjamin Bird
Tom the cat chases Jerry the mouse through the pages of this interactive book.

Kitty and the Midnight Hour ~ Carrie Vaughn
When Kitty Norville, a DJ for a Denver radio station and a secret werewolf, accidentally launches a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged, she becomes the target of a werewolf hunter and several homicidal undead.

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Monday, November 10


6:30 PM

Book Discussion
THE LAST RUNAWAY by Tracy Chevalier

Tuesday, November 11


All Akron-Summit County Public Library locations will be closed, Staff Development Day

 

Wednesday, November 12


4:00 PM

Design Your Own Sharpie Mug
For grades 6 – 12.
We provide the materials and you provide the creativity for this fun and useful craft!

Thursday, November 13


10:30 AM

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time
For 2–3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.  Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and more.  Story time is followed by a group playtime.

 

Friday, November 14


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Baby Play Group
For babies up to 24 months and their caregiver.
Join with other moms, dads, grandmas, and caregivers for baby’s first group play experience.

 

Saturday, November 15


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Paws for Reading
Every first and third Saturday of the month
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

 


2:00 PM

Library History with Brian
Join librarian Brian Salmon as he reviews the history of the Tallmadge Branch Library and the Akron-Summit County Public Library, celebrating 140 years of service.  He will present behind-the-scenes information and photos of the original buildings and staff.

 

 

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Week of November 3

          

Week of November 10

        

Week of November 17

        

Week of November 24

        

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Tuesday, November 4


10:30 AM

Book Bugs Story Time
For 3–6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together.

Thursday, November 6


10:30 AM

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time
For 2–3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.  Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and more.  Story time is followed by a group playtime.

Thursday, November 6


3:00 PM - 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.

 

 

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Staff Picks

        

Splat the Cat ~ Rob Scotton
A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected.

An Otis Christmas ~ Loren Long
On Christmas Eve at the farm, a horse faces complications while delivering her foal and Otis the tractor must race through snowy, treacherous woods to bring back Doc Baker before it is too late.

Baking Day at Grandma’s ~ Anika Denise
Children go to their grandmother’s house to bake and enjoy spending time with their loving grandmother.

Haldol & Hyacinths: a Bipolar Life ~ Melody Moezzi
With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.

Don of the Dead ~ Casey Daniels
Pepper Martin has been down on her luck ever since her rich father was convicted of fraud and her even wealthier fiancé dumped her, forcing Pepper to actually work for a living. Unfortunately, she’s not qualified to do much and so she’s stuck being a tour guide for “Cleveland’s Famous Dead” at the Garden View Cemetery.

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Fall Book Sale

Please join us for the Tallmadge Library Association’s next book sale from
October 30 – November 1.

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

All are welcome to attend the sale on:
Friday, October 31 from 10 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 1 from 9 am – 3 pm (all day bag sale for $5)

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 winter months.

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

Book Sale

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Book Discussion Group for Adults

book-club

Join us on the second Monday of each month for a lively, informal, and friendly conversation about books that you help choose. All that you need to be a part of the group is a love and enthusiasm for reading. The library provides the books.

The upcoming dates and books are:

December 8, 2014 – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

January 12, 2015 – Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohike

February 9, 2015 – The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

March 9, 2015 – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

April 13, 2015 – The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

May 11, 2015 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

June 8, 2015 - Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

The Book Discussion Group meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. Call the Tallmadge Branch Library at 330-633-4345 for more information.

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Tuesday, 10/28/14


10:30 AM

Book Bugs Story Time
For 3–6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together.

 

Thursday, 10/30/14


10:30 AM

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time
For 2–3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.  Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and more.  Story time is followed by a group playtime.

 


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library Presale
Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on Thursday, October 30 from 4-8 pm. Memberships will be available at the door.

 

Friday, 10/31/14 


 

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

 

Fall Book Sale
The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on October 31 and November 1. Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.

 

Saturday, 11/01/14 


 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Fall Book Sale
Looking for a special deal? We will have an all day bag sale on Saturday 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
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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