Monday, September 1
All Library locations will be closed Monday, September 1 – Labor Day
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.
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
August 30th marks the end of another successful Mind, Body & Sole Summer Reading program. During the twelve week program, the Tallmadge Branch had 771 patrons of all ages register and commit to reading for 26 days. Staff would like to thank all of our participants and our teen volunteers for helping to make this year such a success.
But remember, the fun isn’t over yet! If you read for 26 days AND walked for 26 miles you have been entered into the end-of-summer grand prize drawing taking place during the library’s 140th anniversary celebration. The anniversary celebration will be held at Main Library on September 13th. There will be photo booth opportunities, crafts for children and entertainment for all ages so you won’t want to miss it!
You can find out more information about the library’s anniversary celebration here.
Fall is the perfect time to relax with your favorite hobby or craft. And the library can help! Visit the library website at akronlibrary.org and click on our hobbies and crafts reference center located in the “Do It Yourself” secion under the databases tab.
Here you will find free cross stitch patterns in full color, juggling instruction, sewing videos and patterns, and books and articles on everything from art collecting, applique and beekeeping to winemaking and woodworking.
Whatever your unique interest, you can find new ideas and information here.
Subscribe to Wowbrary, a free weekly newsletter that will keep you up to date on every new movie, book and CD that we add to our collection. Get early notification when we add new bestsellers or the hottest movies. And if you see something you’d like, just click on the word “borrow” next to the item you’re interested in to be taken to our catalog to place your hold. It’s easy! Just click on the image above to sign up. It’s free!
Introducing the new Akron Library Mobile App. Download our free App to your smart phone or mobile device and take the Library with you wherever you go.
- Manage your Library account
- Search the catalog
- Access eBooks and Digital Magazines with ease
- Find library locations and hours
- Check our calendar of events
- Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
- Ask us a question
The Akron Library Mobile App is available for download on the following:
Three ways to Download
- Search “Akron Library” in the App Store for your device
- Go to akron.boopsie.com
- Scan this QR code on your phone
Today’s Friday which means another installment of staff picks. These may be titles we’re currently reading, books that have been recommended to us by patrons, or even books that have simply caught our eye as they’ve come across the service desk. If any of the titles interest you, you may place a hold by clicking on a title. Enjoy!
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool ~ Kimberly and James Dean
Pete the Cat thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool . . . until he realizes how many special cats there are in his life! Pete works hard to make valentines for everyone, and it turns out to be the grooviest Valentine’s Day ever.
The Christmas Pageant ~ Jacqueline Rogers
As youngsters prepare for their village’s annual Christmas play, they think about what the first Christmas must have been like.
The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez ~ Philip Carlo
“The Night Stalker”, based upon three years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez, revealed the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined.
Fly Away ~ Patricia MacLachlan
While in North Dakota helping her Aunt Frankie prepare for a possible flood, Lucy finds her voice as a poet with the help of her two-year-old brother Teddy, the rest of their family, and a few cows.
Found ~ Salina Yoon
Upon finding a toy rabbit in the forest, Bear tries his very best to return it to its home but by the time its owner appears, Bear has become attached to Bunny.
Nevermore ~ Kelly Creagh
When cheerleader Isobel Lanley is assigned to work with goth Edgar Allen Poe fan Varen Nethers on an English project, she is swept into a horrific dream world that he has created in his mind.
August 22nd is National Eat a Peach Day!
Peaches originated in China, but are grown all over the world today. California and Georgia are the leading producers of peaches in the United States. Fresh Georgia peaches are only available for about 16 weeks, from about mid-May until August, so be sure to eat one before the end of the month!
For a wonderful peach cookbook, check this out of our library: The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm by Mary, Nikko & David Mas Masumoto.
You can also try this quick and easy peach cobbler recipe courtesy of The Georgia Peach Council.
2 cups sliced fresh Georgia peaches
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together 1 cup self-rising flower, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Melt butter in microwave oven and pour into empty disposable baking pan. Be sure butter is sizzling and then add batter mixture and top with fresh peaches. Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the pre-heated oven until golden brown. If you can’t get fresh or fresh frozen peaches, use one large can of Georgia peaches.
On Saturday, August 16th, the city of Tallmadge held its 5th Circle Festival and Light Parade. The event featured live music, with lots of entertainment for children and adults. The light parade began at 9:00 pm, and was immediately followed by fireworks. Paws, the library lion cub, stopped by to meet the children and take part in the fun and games.
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