This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library

Wednesday, 12/24/14


All Akron Summit-County Public Library locations will be closed Wednesday, December 24

Thursday, 12/25/14


All Akron-Summit County Public Library locations will be closed, Thursday, December 25

 

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Happy Holidays

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This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library

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Monday, 12/15/14


6:00 PM

Adult Program
Beating the Sugar Blues
Join Johanna Tanno, PTA, CWC, HC from Hospice of the Western Reserve to discuss signs and symptoms of a sugar addiction, and how to successfully beat the sugar blues.

Saturday, 12/20/14


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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Staff Picks

        

Along Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other ~ Sherry Turkle
In “Along Together,” MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It’s a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for–and sacrificing–in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today’s self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.

Snowy Valentine ~ David Petersen
Jasper Bunny spends a snowy Valentine’s Day visiting his forest friends in hopes of finding the perfect gift for his beloved Lilly.

Moo! ~ David LaRochelle
When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer’s car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.

Together at Christmas ~ Eileen Spinelli
Ten little mice, huddled together in Christmas snow, go off one by one to find warm places to sleep, but soon decide they would rather be together celebrating the special night.

High School Bites: the Lucy Chronicles ~ Liza Conrad
Having learned on her sixteenth birthday that Count Dracula exists and lives in her hometown of Seattle, Lucy tries to save herself and her friends while wondering whether her boyfriend is also a vampire.

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Alcohol Ink Painting

Artist, Christine Beatty, stopped by to show our teens how to use vibrant alcohol inks to make imaginative, one-of-a-kind paintings.

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If you are interested in trying your own alcohol ink painting, there are tutorials available on You Tube that will show you to make your own alcohol ink with everything from food coloring, liquid fabric RIT dye and Sharpie markers. One important tip to remember is to ALWAYS wear some sort of gloves that are waterproof because the alcohol ink will stain your hands and anything else it touches.

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Soup’s On

When the winter wind whistles outside, make some soup and share it with a friend. While the soup simmers on the stove, enjoy a few of these savory reads.

A Pipkin of Pepper ~ Helen Cooper
While making pumpkin soup, three friends discover they have no salt and go to the city to buy some, but while Cat and Squirrel head straight to the salt store, Duck pauses at a pepper shop, then fears he will never see his friends again.

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew ~ Keiki Kasza
A hungry wolf’s attempts to fatten a chicken for his stewpot have unexpected results.

Duck Soup ~ Jackie Urbanovic
Maxwell Duck is trying to invent a soup that everyone will remember him for, but when he goes out to look for the missing ingredient and his friends show up, they think he has fallen into the soup.

Fox Tale Soup ~ Tony Bonning
In this version of the familiar tale, a hungry fox tricks some barnyard animals into contributing the necessary ingredients for making his delicious stone soup.

Slop Goes the Soup ~ Pamela Duncan Edwards
When a warthog sneezes while carrying soup to the table, he begins an onomatopoeic chain reaction that involves the whole family.

 

        

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Holiday Story Time

During our preschool holiday story time, children listened to some stories about cookies and then had fun making pretend cookies with cinnamon-scented play-doh.

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Share these books at home with your favorite little one and then bake some Christmas cookies to share with friends and family.

If you give a mouse a cookie ~ Laura Joffe Numberoff

Cookie count ~ Robert Sabuda

Mr. Cookie Baker ~ Monica Wellington

The cow loves cookies ~ Karma Wilson

The Gingerbread Man ~ retold by Jim Aylesworth ; illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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This Week at the Tallmadge Branch Library

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Monday, 12/08/14


6:30 PM

Book Discussion for Adults
GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn

Tuesday, 12/09/14


10:30 AM

Preschool Program

Holiday Story Time
For ages 2 – 6 with an adult helper.
Celebrate the season with your toddlers and preschoolers.
Songs, stories, and crafting together are sure to make your December brighter!
Attend either session. No registration is needed.

 


6:30 PM

Teen Craft Program
Alcohol Ink Painting Program
For grades 6 – 12
Join artist, Christine Beatty, to learn how to use vibrant alcohol inks to make imaginative, one-of-a-kind paintings to keep or give away as holiday gifts!
Supplies provided.
Please register in advance.

Wednesday, 12/10/14


4:30 PM

School Age Craft Program
Holiday Happenings
For grades K – 5
Stop by the library after school to make a few holiday surprises.

Thursday, 12/11/14


10:30 AM

Preschool Program
Holiday Story Time
For ages 2 – 6 with an adult helper.
Celebrate the season with your toddlers and preschoolers.
Songs, stories, and crafting together are sure to make your December brighter!
Attend either session. No registration is needed.





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Coming in December

Week of December 1

      

Week of December 8

    

Week of December 15

  

Week of December 22

    

Week of December 29

        

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Around the Library

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Stop by during the month of December and look for the John Green display in the teen area. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a copy of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Okay? Okay.

 

 
For All Ages:

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Help decorate the library by stopping by during the month of December and making a wintry snowflake. Make another to take home!

 

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