This Week at the Library

Monday – 06/29/15


6:00 PM

Gluten-free Cooking
Join Gerry Kaprowski from Two Flowers Food Company as she discusses how to eat gluten-free and shares healthy recipes for everyone.

 

Tuesday – 06/30/15


10:00 AM

Super Baby Rhyme Time
For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

 


11:30 AM

Super Summer Story Times
For 2 – 6 year olds and their families.
Stories, songs, activities and crafts for the whole family.

 


2:00 PM

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 – 12
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1
123 minutes. Rated PG-13

 

Thursday – 07/02/15


1:00 PM

Fabulous Family Fun
Entertainment for the whole family
Patriotic take home craft, stop by anytime today and pick one up

 


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Knit and Crochet Club
Join us for the sharing of ideas and instruction. Basic supplies provided to get you started.

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Welcome Cosmo

Scooter, our library turtle, is very excited to help welcome Cosmo the Chameleon to the Ellet Branch Library! Scooter

Once their new friend was settled into his new habitat, staff realized he needed a name. What do you name a library chameleon? The answer is simple, you put out a suggestion box and let patrons decide. In just over a week, there were almost 300 entries submitted to the suggestion box! And while all of the suggestions were really great, the chameleon formerly known as “library buddy” became Cosmo the Chameleon.

Cosmo also arrived just in time to register and participate in the summer Mind, Body & Sole reading program. Now that he’s living in a IMG_2015library, he’s finding it easy to read for 30 minutes each day.

To learn more about Cosmo, visit the Ellet Branch Library blog here. Or if you are in the area, stop by the Ellet Branch Library to say hello.
Make sure to tell him Scooter sent you.

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Mind, Body & Sole

The Tallmadge Branch Library is off to a great start for our 2015 Mind, Body & Sole Summer Reading Program. In just over a week we have already had over 500 participants register and close to 100 participants meet their 10 days of reading goal!

Mind, Body & Sole is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. You’re more likely to read and exercise if it’s convenient–Mind, Body & Sole is so easy, it practically runs itself. Register beginning June 8 at your nearest Akron-Summit County Public Library location to receive a Mind, Body & Sole MBS_verticalLogo-170x300reading/exercise log.

Now you’re ready to get started! From June 8-August 8, check off each day you read for 30 minutes on your reading log. As you reach reading milestones, you’ll be rewarded with fun incentives and be entered into drawings for great prizes.

Choose to be active also! Run/walk at least 26 miles (or 52,000 pedometer steps) over that same period of time. If a pedometer cannot record your movement activity, log ½ hour of activity as one mile. Record your fitness accomplishment on your exercise log.

When you have reached 26 miles AND read 26 days, you will receive a Mind, Body & Sole T-shirt and have the chance to be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing on August 24.

Make reading and exercise a part of your day – every day.

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This Week at the Library

Tuesday – 06/23/15


10:00 AM

Super Baby Rhyme Time
For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

 


11:30 AM

Super Summer Story Times
For 2 – 6 year olds and their families.
Stories, songs, activities and crafts for the whole family.

 


2:00 PM

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 – 12
Teen Writers Club
Like to write? Want to share with other teens? Join us for this informal writing club with snacks and fun writing prompts.

Wednesday – 06/24/15


1:00 PM

Cool Off with Summertime Family Movies
Bring a packed lunch if you like. We will provide a drink.
For all ages. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
BIG HERO 6
102 minutes. Rated PG

Thursday – 06/25/15


1:00 PM

Fabulous Family Fun
Entertainment for the whole family
Rick Smith, Jr. performs magic for the whole family

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Enjoy a color walk

Humans are biophilic.  This is a fancy way to say we are wired to love the natural world.  Study after study shows that physical activity and exposure to nature are important to good health and positively impact mental health and wellbeing.   Simply being out of doors can reduce sadness and negative emotions.  Sadly, children and adults are spending more and more time indoors and in front of electronic screens.  Our children are growing up deprived of nature’s healing effects and adults’ connections to nature are slipping away.   Let’s take action!

To counteract this effect:

·     Get outside every day, even if it is only for a few minutes.

·     Take a deep breath, be still, and notice whatever natural elements are around you.  Even in the urban environment we can feel the sun’s warmth and hear the wind.

·     Humans are especially visual creatures, so take time to observe closely.

The children in the photos are enjoying a guided color walk. They are looking for things in the natural environment whose colors closely match the colors on the palettes.

PicMonkey Collage

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Staff Picks

          

Paper Towns ~ John Green
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

Are You a Horse? ~ Andy Rash
When Roy gets a saddle for his birthday, he goes in search of a horse.

Nightmares Can Be Murder ~ Mary Kennedy
Taylor Blake is visiting Savannah to help her sister Allison make a success of her vintage candy shop, Oldies But Goodies. Though a skeptic, she attends a dream interpretation discussion at one of Allison’s Dream Club meetings. But it’s a nightmare when a local dance instructor is murdered and the crime scene looks exactly like a dream shared at their latest meeting. In addition to being a shady businessman, Chico Hernandez was quite the Latin Lothario who left a string of broken hearts in his wake – including Allison’s – who admits to visiting Chico the night he died. Soon Taylor comes to suspect various members of the Dream Club.

Last Stop on Market Street ~ Matt de la Pena
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

This Book Just Ate My Dog! ~ Richard Byrne
When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.

Little Owl’s Orange Scarf ~ Tatyana Feeney
Little Owl loves many things. But he does not love his new scarf. It is itchy. It is too long. It is too orange. That’s why Little Owl is doing his very best to lose his new scarf. Too bad Mommy is so good at finding it. But one day, even Mommy can’t find the orange scarf. And that’s when–together–Mommy and Little Owl come up with the best way to keep Little Owl warm. (And the orange scarf finds a new home, too.)

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Mind, Body & Sole: Read At Your Own Pace

Mind, Body & Sole logoJune 8 – August 8, 2015

Make reading and exercise a part of your day — every day.

Mind, Body & Sole is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. You’re more likely to read and exercise if it’s convenient–Mind, Body & Sole is so easy, it practically runs itself. Register beginning June 8 at your nearest Akron-Summit County Public Library location to receive a Mind, Body & Sole reading/exercise log.

Now you’re ready to get started! From June 8-August 8, check off each day you read for 30 minutes on your reading log. As you reach reading milestones, you’ll be rewarded with fun incentives and be entered into drawings for great prizes.

Choose to be active also! Run/walk at least 26 miles (or 52,000 pedometer steps) over that same period of time. If a pedometer cannot record your movement activity, log ½ hour of activity as one mile. Record your fitness accomplishment on your exercise log.

When you have reached 26 miles AND read 26 days, you will receive a Mind, Body & Sole T-shirt and have the chance to be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing on August 24.

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Coming in June

Week of June 8

                    

Week of June 15

              

Week of June 22

                

Week of June 29

          

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National Turtle Day

National Turtle Day (May 23) is the perfect day to celebrate Scooter.

Scooter is a Red-Eared Slider, also known as a Trachemys scripta elegans. Red-eared sliders get their name from the small red slash around their ears. The “slider” part of their name comes from their ability to slide off rocks and logs and into the water quickly. Red-eared sliders are almost entirely aquatic, but, as they are cold-blooded, they leave the water to sunbathe to regulate their temperature. The red-eared slider is the most common type of water turtle kept as pets.

Now that we know the basics of the species, here are some fun facts about Scooter. Scooter came to live at the Tallmadge Branch Library on March 11, 2013. At the time, she was thought to be five years old. We are very fortunate to have had her since such a young age because red-eared sliders can live to be between 30 to 40 years old! This means we will many years to enjoy her company.

When Scooter first arrived at the library, we used small pond gravel to cover the bottom of her aquarium. Not long after, it was discovered Scooter was eating the rocks which could lead to stomach and digestive problems so now her tank is void of any small objects that could be easily swallowed. On occasion, staff will use an extra soft toothbrush to clean her shell. While algae growing on her shell is normal and not necessarily harmful, Scooter enjoys the gentle massage so staff “brushes” her once a month. Her favorite pastimes are swimming, sunning on her ramp and showing off for everyone who stops by her aquarium to visit.

Scooter is always happy to have company, so stop by and say hello anytime the library is open.

Scooter May 2015

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Wowbrary

Did you know that as an Akron-Summit County Public Library customer, you have access to Wowbrary?

Wowbrary is a great tool that helps you discover the very latest in books, DVDs, music and magazines at ASCPL! Simply click the image below,  enter your zip code, select ASCPL and subscribe using your email address. You’ll receive a weekly email update that lists all of our newest materials. Place a hold and be one of the first in line!

 

Wowbrary

 

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