Tallmadge Branch Library Fall 2016


Book Sale -- Oct. 27, 4 to 8 p.m. Friends' Preview, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $5 bag sale all day.

Toddler, Preschool Story Times

Book Bugs Story Time -- four-week sessions. Session 1, Tuesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. and

Session 2, Tuesdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m.; for children ages 3 through 6 with a caregiver. Children can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together.

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time -- four-week sessions. Session 1, Thursdays, Sept. 15 through Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. and

Session 2, Thursdays, Oct. 20 through Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 2 through 3 with a caregiver. Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, bouncing and more. Story time is followed by a group playtime.



STEM for grades 3 through 5. Thursdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Robotics, coding, engineering. Children are encouraged to challenge themselves and learn something new while playing with some really cool materials. Presented by Sylvan Edge. Advance registration requested.

STEAM for kindergarten through grade 2. Tuesdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. What does one get when they combine art with science and math? They get to create and innovate. Have fun exploring and creating together. Presented by Sylvan Edge. Advance registration requested.

Family Programs

For all ages. Children younger than age 5 should be accompanied by an adult.

Musical Program, Songs of the Woods Concert featuring Sam Sapp -- Oct. 22 , 11 a.m. Learn about some Ohio wildlife featured in this singer-songwriter's stories and songs about nature.

Paws for Reading -- Every first and third Saturday of the month, from 1 to 2 p.m. Look for library therapy dogs and improve reading skills by reading to a furry friend. Take along a book or choose one from library shelves.

Celebrate Autumn with NatureConnect.

/ September: Get up close and personal with leaves. Do some leaf rubbings and add them to the library's NatureConnect tree.

/ October: Who's at the feeder? Pick up a bird watcher journal at the front desk and draw the birds visiting the library's feeder.

/ November: What do you love about nature? Fill out some "thankfulness feathers" and hang them up in the library's NatureConnect area.

Teen Programs

Grades 6 through 12

Teen Read Week "Read for the Fun of It!" Oct. 9 through 15. Complete a word search full of characters and topics from the well-known teen book and soon to be movie "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" to enter into a drawing for a Regal Cinemas gift card.

College Planning Workshop -- Oct. 18, 6 p.m. Is the cost of college inducing stress? Parents and teens are invited to this informational workshop to learn strategies for getting free money for college. Topics covered include obtaining maximum financial aid, balancing the cost of education vs. the value of the degree earned and many other helpful tips. Presented in association with Joel Wymer, certified college planner of College Planning Strategies. Advance registration requested.

Teen Yoga Series -- Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 1, 8, 22, 29 (no class Nov. 15). Join Certified Yoga Instructor Tracie Zamiska for this introductory series on basic yoga poses and benefits.

Adult Programs

Knit & Crochet Club -- Thursdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 10.

Create Your Own Spa Elements -- Sept. 19, 6 p.m. Join Cynthia Taylor as she helps participants create their own spa elements. Space is limited, advance registration requested.

Introduction to Reading Music -- Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Wondered what those dots and other symbols mean on sheets of music? Join Theresa Prezioso for an easy-to-understand tour of a musical score and explanation of these symbols. Knowing how to read music is not necessary to play an instrument, but is a very useful skill. With this newfound knowledge, participants may even leave the class inspired to learn to play an instrument. Advance registration requested.

Master-Inspired Art Workshop: Van Gogh's "Starry Night," Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents an interactive art program in which participants will not only learn about this featured classic artist, but also create a painting inspired by his work. Space is limited, advance registration requested.

Ancient Egypt Program Series -- Presented by Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman from the University of Akron.

/ Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. Program 1: First Tomb Found in the Valley of the Kings since Tutankhamun's in 1922: KV63, 2005-6.

/ Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.; Program 2: KV63, Found Objects and What They Tell Us, plus Nefertiti and the Royal Family-What We Think We Know About Her and Her Reign.

/ Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.Program 3: Nefertiti: More Than a Wife and Queen, and Tutankhamun's Reign Including New Research.

Meet the Author -- James Renner, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. Novelist and freelance journalist James Renner discusses his two latest books, "True Crime Addict" (a nonfiction thriller about the unsolved disappearance of Maura Murray), and the novel "The Great Forgetting."Book giveaways and refreshments. Sponsored by the Tallmadge Library Association; Dr. Ann Otto, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. Join local author Dr. Ann Otto as she discusses her historical novel, "Yours in a Hurry," about Ohioans who left for Los Angeles during the 1908-1912 era.

Book Discussions -- Sept. 12, 2 p.m. "The Children Act" by Ian McEwan; Oct. 10, 2 p.m. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. "The Blessing Way" by Tony Hillerman.

Tallmadge Branch Library Hours

/ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

/ Friday -- Noon to 6 p.m.

/ Saturday -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

/ Closed Sunday

The Tallmadge Branch Library is located at 90 Community Road.