This Week at the Library

 

07/27/15


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Google Drive

Are you tired of paying high prices for software? Would you like to know more about cloud storage? This class will teach you how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a  free, web-basedsuite of productivity applications that offer real-time collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Google Drive is similar to Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.This class will also explain cloud storage and how  you can access your saved files from any computer.

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6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Travel Tools on the Internet

Are you ready to fly somewhere warm and away from the snow? Are you overwhelmed with all of the information on the Internet? This class will help you sift through all those travel websites and highlight a few of the ones that we have found to be the best. From booking a flight to hotel reviews, we will go exploring and show you how to book that dream vacation!

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07/28/15


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ravelry.com: A tool for Crocheting & Knitting

Have you ever wished you knew how many skeins of green yarn you have? Have you wanted to keep track of all the projects you want to do someday? Are you looking for a place to track what you are currently working on? Do you want to share your progress with others? Ravelry is a place for knitters and crocheters to track of yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look for ideas and inspiration. Raverly can be used as just a basic pattern searching tool or for so much more.

 


6:30 PM

Healthy Eating

Come and learn with Mustard Seed Market & Cafe as they extend their 33 years’ experience in the all-natural health food industry in this class, demonstration and sampling. Community Wellness Coordinator Gabriel Riazi will teach how to take control of your kitchen while adhering to a budget. Produce delicious food the entire family will enjoy with an awareness of the current state of food and terminology. Arrive with an open mind and you will surely depart with satisfied taste buds and the knowledge to help you take control of your personal food choices. Fun! Food! Facts! Could it get any better?

07/30/15


1:00 PM

Fabulous Family Fun

Entertainment for the whole family
Jungle Bob brings his wild friends to visit the library

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Nature Connect Science Experiment

Plants need water to live, just like we do.  A plant gets its water from the ground after it rains.  The roots of the plant take up the water, but how does the water get all the way up into the leaves and flowers of the plant?

The answer is through a very special cell structure called xylem.  Xylem is made up of tube-shaped cells (like straws or vessels) through which water and some dissolved nutrients can flow.  

Since water doesn’t normally flow up it might be hard to understand how this could work.  Plants are always losing water from their leaves through evaporation and this sort of pulls the water molecules up.  Water molecules themselves are “sticky” and are attracted to each other, so they hang on for the ride.  Up, up, up from the roots through the stem to the very tip of the plant.

Try this at home:  Put a piece of celery with leaves on it in a cup with water and food coloring.  Check on it every few hours.  What is happening to the celery?  Do you think the water is getting all the way up to the leaves?  Why do you think so?ev

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This Week at the Library

Monday – 07/20/15


6:30 PM

Tibetan Singing Bowls
Playing gem crystal singing bowls as well as 200-400 year old Himalayan bowls, Kathleen Calby introduces you to new discoveries about sound and offers a relaxing concert.

Wednesday – 07/22/15


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.
TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST
69 minutes. Rated G

Thursday – 07/23/15


1:00 PM

Fabulous Family Fun
Entertainment for the whole family
Sogbety Diomande from the Ivory Coast, delivers a cultural stage show complete with vibrant costumes, intense drumming, beautiful dancing and songs in his native tongue.

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Mind, Body and Sole

The Mind, Body and Sole Summer Reading Program is in full swing at the Tallmadge Branch Library.

Come on over and experience our sensory garden, make a craft or two, and read read read for an entry to win a prize basket.

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Cupcake Wars

Tallmadge Library hosted the first semi-annual “Cupcake Wars” sponsored by Mocha Chip, a new cupcake shop located on Tallmadge Circle, independently owned and operated by local residents Mike and Lynnette Ward.  The event was very successful with some greatly imaginative creations including “Cookie Monster”, designed by Tommy Scott, “Oscar the Cupcake”, by Katie Lelly, and “Blue Devil”, by Nathan Ward.  More impressive than the designs themselves, is the fact that the contestants were local area teens, and not professional bakers.  Mocha Chip is so inspired by the creations that they are featuring some of the works in their shop, including the grand champion entry “Day at the Beach”, by Kayla McGuiness.  Others are being considered for future features such as “For the Love of Cookie Dough” designed by Amanda Smith.

Denise Lee, Manager of Tallmadge Library and the owners at Mocha Chip would like to thank all the participants and celebrity judge Chip Glasgow of Mosholder Realty, for a great event and bringing their creativity A-games.  The event which took place Tuesday, July 7, marks the first semi-annual Cupcake Wars in cooperation with the Tallmadge Library, and is helping to bring cup cake awareness (and the fun of decorating them) to the residents of Tallmadge.

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This Week at the Library

Monday – 07/13/15


6:30 PM

Book Discussions
ONE LAST DANCE by Mardo Williams

Tuesday – 07/14/15


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.

Thursday – 07/16/15


1:00 PM

Fabulous Family Fun
Entertainment for the whole family
Outback Ray shares his animal friends up close

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Staff Picks

          

The Heir ~ Kiera Cass
Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story … but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

The Dead Will Tell ~ Linda Castillo
Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time–and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide–an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident.

Sprinkle With Murder ~ Jenn McKinlay
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She’s a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead-by-cupcake, she becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer, before the cupcake killer ices someone else.

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole ~ Mac Barnett
Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

A Boy and a Jaguar ~ Alan Rabinowitz
The renowned cat conservationist reflects on his early childhood struggles with a speech disorder, describing how he only spoke fluently when he was communicating with animals and how he resolved at a young age to find his voice to be their advocate.

Wolfie The Bunny ~ Ame Dyckman
When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

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Outdoor Games for Summer

With longer days and nice weather, summer time is the best time to get outside and play!  Traditional children’s games are fun for the whole family and you can count that time spent in active play together for your Mind Body and Sole exercise logs.  Most of these pastimes require little or no equipment or preparation, so get outside and play together!  Try Red Light Green Light, jump rope, hide and seek, capture the flag, Red Rover or hopscotch.  Rules to these and more can be found here.   Take advantage of the evening light and enjoy some quality family time.

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This Week at the Library

Monday – 07/06/15


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Monday Evening Maker Spaces
For children of all ages with an adult helper
Come together and create at the library. We will provide recycled materials and supplies. You bring the ideas and go home with a super-cool creation that you build together. Bring any special supplies you want to incorporate into your design.

Tuesday – 07/07/15


2:00 PM

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 – 12
Cupcake Wars
Who can make the most outrageous and creative cupcake? Cupcakes and plenty of delicious toppings provided.

 

Wednesday – 07/08/15


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.
THE INCREDIBLES
115 minutes. Rated PG

Thursday – 07/09/15


1:00 PM

Fabulous Family Fun
Entertainment for the whole family
ZAP entertainment presents “Be a Reading Hero”

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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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