Fall Book Sale Coming Soon

(September 9, 2014)  Mark your calendars.   The library's fall book sale begins Saturday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, October 4.  A wide assortment of books for all ages and interests will be available for sale at attractive prices.  The library is now accepting donations of gently used books to add to the book sale fun.  All sale proceeds support library programs and the purchase of new materials for you to check out and enjoy. 

Back to School Special

(August 28, 2014) Because we want to encourage young readers and get the school year off to a good start, the library has forgiven all the overdue fines for library patrons younger than 18.   Any fines dating before August 18 have been waived, and so any younger person's card that was blocked because of overdue fines should be ready to use again right now.  However, we have not forgiven the charges for lost items--things were checked out and never returned.  To solve that problem, young patrons need to return those long-overdue materials to the library.  Doing so will automatically remove the lost item charge and might well make the card usable again.  If you're not sure what's going on with your card, stop by the library or give us a call and let's see what we can work out. 

BOOK BLAST Welcomes Exotic Birds, Friday, August 1, 12-1

(July 31, 2014) Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for our last BOOK BLAST of the summer tomorrow, August 1 at 12 noon. Our special guest, Connie Phillips from Bird Nerds Rescue and Sanctuary, is bringing along several of her colorful feathered friends.  The birds will help her tell the story and mission of Bird Nerds.  All children 18 and under will receive a free lunch which will be served at 11:45.

Ohio and the Ice Age--Monday, 7:00 pm

(July 23, 2014) Mastodons, stag-moose, giant beavers, dire wolves!¬† It‚Äôs not Game of Thrones; it‚Äôs Ohio during the last Ice Age. Join us this Monday, July 28, at 7:00 pm to learn all about animals, plants, and landscape of Ice Age Ohio.¬† Why does Northeast Ohio have such productive agriculture‚ÄĒIce Age.¬† Where did Lake Erie come from‚ÄĒIce Age.¬†¬† Lynette Reiner, Science Director at the McKinley Museum¬† will present this interesting and entertaining program.¬† It‚Äôs suitable for all ages and free to the public.

Meet Author Colleen Kessler at Book Blast, Friday, July 25

(July 22, 2014) Come enjoy an interactive science experience, motivating you to think about the world around you in new and creative ways.  Author Colleen Kessler will demonstrate several experiments from her book, Super Smart Science during our BOOK BLAST program for families on Friday, July 25 beginning at noon.  Solve some science brainteasers, meet the author, and purchase a book to have autographed if you like.  Every child in attendance will receive a small gift bag from Colleen to take home for further experimenting and discovery.  The BOOK BLAST program includes a free lunch for all children 18 and under.  Come early as lunch is served beginning at 11:45.

Making and Canning Salsas-- Monday, July 21, 7:00 pm

(July 15, 2014)  Salsa can be an easy, versatile addition to any meal. It's a fiesta in a jar.   This Monday, July 21, learn how to make delicious homemade salsa that can be eaten fresh or processed in a water bath canner for year round enjoyment. Sample a fruit salsa, corn and bean salsa, and traditional salsa. Instructions and recipes provided. This program is fun for all ages and free in the library's Community Meeting Room. 

Book Blast Program Features Salvino Family Magicians

(July 9, 2014) Join us for our BOOK BLAST family program this Friday,July 11 at noon to be dazzled by Magician Mike Salvino and his assistant Bridgett the Bewildering Bunny. Every child in attendance 18 and under will receive a free lunch which will be served from 11:45-12:00. Bring along a blanket for your family to sit on as you eat lunch and are entertained by fun stories and our special guest.  

Canning Jams and Jellies, Monday, 7:00 pm

(June 18, 2014)  Jams and jellies are a delicious anytime treat, but they can also be a challenge to make! Join Chris Kendle from the Extension Officer this Monday, June 23 at 7:00 pm  to learn  the science behind jelled products while seeing a live demonstration. Whether you are interested in making jams and jellies to eat right away or store for later, this class will have the information you need. Enjoy yummy samples and even take some home with you! Bring your canner along and Chris will pressure test it for free. 

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