This Week at Tallmadge



Tuesday, October 21
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, October 22
4:30 PM

School Age Program

Edible Haunted Houses

For grades K–5.

Make a deliciously scary house and then consume it.

Please register, limit 20.

Thursday, October 23
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.


It’s National Friends of Libraries Week

Help us celebrate the ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week
October 19-25, 2014. 


The Tallmadge Library Association is a “Friends of the Library” organization that was formed in 1961 to support the Tallmadge Branch Library and its staff in meeting their goals. Throughout the year, they raise funds for Library projects and activities through book sales, membership donations and other Friends’ fund-raising programs. Every spring, the Tallmadge Library Association proudly awards a $2,500 scholarship grant to a local resident returning to college for the current academic year. They also offer a scholarship grant for a graduating high school senior in the amount of $1,000 through the Tallmadge City Schools Local Scholarship Program.

This past year also saw the Tallmadge Library Association recognizing two of its members, Katherine Stark and Joan Reisig, who have each served for 41 years! Both the Tallmadge Library Association and library staff have been very fortunate for their dedication and service.

The staff at the Tallmadge Branch Library would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the Tallmadge Library Association for their help, support and generosity given throughout the year.



Staff Picks


Madeline ~ Ludwig Bemelmans
Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

One Little Blueberry ~ Tammi Salzano
An introduction to the numbers one to ten. Various insects see a blueberry fall to the ground and want to eat it. Which one will get the blueberry?

Since Last Summer ~ Joanna Philbin
Eighteen-year-olds Rory McShane and Isabel Rule are back for another summer in East Hampton, but their friendship is put to the test as each girl deals with boyfriends, summer jobs, and family issues.

Bobo the Sailor Man! ~ Eileen Rosenthal
Willy finds all sorts of interesting things while he and Bobo are exploring, including a bucket that would be a perfect boat for Bobo, but before he knows it, Bobo and the “boat” have disappeared.

Accidental Werewolf ~ Dakota Cassidy
When Mary Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt, her hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings jeopardize her job. Then a drool-worthy man shows up claiming that he accidentally bit her because he’s a werewolf–and now she is, too.


Quilting Around

Do you love to quilt, but need some inspiration for those cool-weather projects you are planing? The Akron-Summit County Public Library has plenty of great quilting books to inspire you! Check one out and begin your next creative masterpiece. Then, curl up with a novel featuring your favorite hobby.

Mini Quilts: Fresh, Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap ~ Jodie Davis & Jayne Davis

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Morocco: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork Quilting ~ Kaffe Fassett

Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Applique Projects for Everyday Living ~ Kim Diehl

Patchwork Loves Embroidery: Hand Stitches, Pretty Projects ~ Gail Pan

Patchwork, Please! : Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give ~ Ayumi Takahashi

When you need to take a break from quilting, pick up one of these quilt-inspired reads:


Murder, Plain and Simple ~ Isabella Alan

The Quilter’s Apprentice ~ Jennifer Chiaverini

Apart at the Seams ~ Marie Bostwick

Falling to Pieces: a Shipshewana Amish Mystery ~ Vanetta Chapman



Teen Read Week Contest


Teen Read Week began in 1998 with the purpose of encouraging teens to be regular readers and library users. The 2014 theme is Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library, which encourages teens to read for the fun of it. 

Teens in grades 6 – 12 are encouraged to turn in either a piece of writing or art that interprets what turning dreams into reality means to them. All entries will be submitted for a chance to win a prize! Entries can be turned into the Tallmadge Branch Library from October 12 through October 18.


This Week at Tallmadge



October 12 – October 18
Teen Read Week Contest

Turn Dreams into Reality @ Your Library

Turn in either a piece of writing or art that interprets what turning dreams into reality means to you for a chance to win a prize!

For grades 6 – 12.

Monday, October 13
6:30 PM

Book Discussion

PENELOPE by Rebecca Harrington

Tuesday, October 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, October 16
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, October 17
12:00 - 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, October 18
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


The Independent Princess

Here are some books featuring princesses who are definitely not waiting around to be rescued. Read one with your daughter or favorite niece today.


Don’t Kiss the Frog!: Princess Stories with Attitude ~ Fiona Waters
This collection of six stories about princesses with attitude turns fairy-tale traditions upside down.

Part-time Princess ~ Deborah Underwood
A girl escapes her annoying little brother and the drudgery of school and home life when she travels to a magical kingdom each night and embarks on a series of adventures.


The Princess Knight ~ Cornelia Funke
Violetta, a little princess, is determined to become as big and strong as her brothers. She secretly teaches herself to become the bravest and cleverest knight in the land until she must face the king’s best knights in a jousting tournament. Will she be ready?

The Hero and the Crown ~ Robin McKinley
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the Blue Sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? ~ Carmela LaVigna Coyle
When a little girl asks her mother about princesses, she learns that they are much like herself.

Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls ~ Jane Yolen
A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, each of whose main character is a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.

Princess crown



It’s Apple Season

Apple pie, applesauce, apple cider, apple cobbler, candied apples, caramel apples, chocolate-dipped apples – what is your favorite apple treat?


In this season of everything-apple, sample some of these delicious reads with your child.

Gail Gibbons ~ The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree
As the seasons pass, Arnold enjoys a variety of activities as a result of his apple tree. Includes a recipe for apple pie and a description of how an apple cider press works

Zoe Hall ~ The Apple Pie Tree
Describes an apple tree as it grows leaves and flowers and then produces its fruit, while in its branches robins make a nest, lay eggs, and raise a family. Includes a recipe for apple pie.

Petr Horacek ~ A New House for Mouse
Mouse finds a nice juicy apple–but it’s too big to fit inside her tiny home. What can she do? Find a new house, of course! Peep through the die-cut holes and join Mouse on her search.

Alison Murray ~ Apple Pie ABC
A story about a girl baking an apple pie and a puppy observing the activities teaches the letters of the alphabet.

Marjorie Priceman ~ How to Make an Apple Pie and See the Worldimages
Since the market is closed, the reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for making an apple pie.

Nancy Wallace ~ Apples, Apples, Apples
Members of the Rabbit family visit an apple orchard, where they have fun picking apples and discovering their many uses. Includes a recipe for applesauce, directions for a craft activity, and sayings about apples.


This Week at Tallmadge



Tuesday, October 7
6:30 PM

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

With almost 9,000 databases and billions of images, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource–and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches.  Basic computer skills are recommended.

Limit 15. Please register.

Thursday, October 9
6:30 PM

Author Talk

WELL…I GUESS I’M NOT JESUS is a memoir by Adam Helbling. Join him as he discusses his struggles with both bipolar disorder and a spinal cord injury. It will make you take a second look at your life and ask, “What exactly is my purpose on this earth?”


Staff Picks

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Goodnight Moon ~ Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs, goodnight comb, goodnight air.

Clorinda Plays Baseball ~ Robert Kinerk
Clorinda the cow is a talented baseball player and coach whose dream of playing in the big leagues comes true in an unexpected way.

Mr. Wiggle’s Book ~ Paula Craig
Something horrible has happened to Mr. Wiggle’s Book! Mr. Wiggle attempts to plead his case about how books are mistreated. Young readers soon discover that no one has to tell them how to care for books and eagerly accept Mr. Wiggle’s offer of friendship.

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You ~ Courtney Maum
Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to appreciate his fortune. But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne, has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life, just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair.

A Crazy Little Thing Called Death ~ Nancy Martin
Nora Blackbird has made the society pages yet again.  The impoverished Philadelphia heiress has agreed to wed Mick Abruzzo, son of New Jersey’s most notorious mobster.  Now Nora has to help him survive the Blackbird curse: Every time a Blackbird sister marries, the groom is bound to die.