Nordonia Hills Branch Library hours set

The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays.

Monthly Challenges

For children in kindergarten through fifth-grade. Monthly challenges will be located in children's area. Complete the challenge for a chance to win a small prize. For the January project, try your hand at a winter-time I Spy!

Writers' Guild of Nordonia Hills meets

Writers wanted! New writers and old hands welcome: fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between. Have your work critiqued and give feedback to others in a fun and friendly environment. Bring a sample of your work to share. Light snacks are provided. Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Jan. 18.

No-School Library Party Friday

Have fun Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. for a Lame Gift Swap. Everyone gets gifts they don't want, so come and trade it for something better. Students in fifth-grade and older -- sign up and bring something to trade.

Nordonia Hills Game Time

The library hosts a regular gaming "meet-up" each month for patrons who enjoy board games, cards, chess, role-playing, war games, and collectible card games. The next meet-up will be Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join fellow local players. Sharpen your intellect and enjoy the social aspects of games. Refreshments are served. No registration is necessary.

Family Night next week

Join our program for families of all ages one Monday a month at 6:30 p.m. for some great crafts. On Jan. 23, make bird feeders.

Mini Teen Makerspace

For students in fifth-grade and up one Tuesday a month at 6:30 p.m. On Jan. 24, learn some electronics by connecting squishy circuits.

Mush! -- The History of Dogsledding

Join the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for a talk on all things sled dog -- the history of the Siberian husky breed, their relationship to Cleveland, and Balto, the most famous sled dog in the world. Learn about the Iditarod, local races, mushing equipment and commands, then meet a real Siberian Husky with Q&A from the musher.

After School Club

For children in kindergarten through fourth grade. On Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. the club will play popcorn games.

Medicare 101

Viktoria Jurkovic with the Ohio Department of Insurance's OSHIIP division will provide an overview of Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. She will also discuss recent Medicare plan changes and financial assistance programs, which may help pay prescription drug costs and Part B premiums. Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program representatives are trained by the state, and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies, or agents.

Mystery Book Discussions

The Mystery Book Lovers discussion group is an informal group of adult mystery readers. The next discussion will be "Reader's Choice" of a Ruth Rendell mystery Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

Adult Coloring Night

Bring your own coloring book or choose from provided coloring pages and spend the evening relaxing and coloring with new friends Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.

College Financial Planning

Learn the number one way to get more free money for college, how to get the maximum amount of financial aid, and tips on the ACT, SAT, & AP exams. Find out why the new FAFSA rules will cost you thousands of dollars in financial aid and why you should never own a 529 plan or some other popular college savings plans. This workshop is presented in association with Joel Wymer, Certified College Planner of College Planning Strategies Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Crafters' Corner

Join fellow craft enthusiasts for daylong fun. Bring your own supplies. All crafts welcome. Lots of table space to spread out. Refreshments served. Come for an hour or the entire day Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Third- and Fourth-Grade Book Club

Once a month at 4 p.m., we will read a different chapter book and then come in and talk about it with others over a drink and a snack. On Feb. 6, the club will read "Samantha's Winter Party," by Valerie Tripp.

Cookies and Conversation

The second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m., meet to talk about what's going on your life, school, town or the world. We'll discuss philosophy, current events or whatever is on the group's mind. And don't forget we'll have cookies! Wednesday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m.

Socrates Caf

Interested in candid, thought-provoking conversation? Join your fellow patrons at the Socrates Caf, an informal adult discussion that takes place each month here at the library. The Cafe opens on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Coffee & Conversation Book Discussions

Join us for some great conversation with your fellow Nordonia Hills readers! Our afternoon book discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Our next discussion is Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. We will discuss "The Eleventh Man," by Ivan Doig.

Monday Casual Reads

Join us the second Monday of each month for reader-to-reader book discussions, fun, and sharing with fellow light reading lovers. We will discuss "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," by Jamie Ford, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.

Messy Mondays

Join us for messy fun! Don't forget to wear some old clothes, you may get messy. On Monday, February 13, 6 p.m. we will have some fun making crafty winter bird feeders.

Stitch Clique

Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and yarn and stitch the evening away. Join us the second Tuesday of each month for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and more. Refreshments will be served Feb. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Branch Podcast

Our library podcast, On Nonfiction, is available for listening on iTunes, and at http://nordoniahillslibrary.podomatic.com

For more information call the Nordonia Hills Library at 330-467-8595 or visit the library at 9458 Olde Eight Rd. Email us at nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org