• Oct. 31, 4 to 8 p.m., Friend's Preview
• Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Baby Play Group
Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., no meeting Nov. 1. For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver. Meet new friends and take little ones for their first group play experience. Join other moms, dads, grandmas and caregivers for a group playtime at the library. The library will provide a meeting room and developmentally appropriate toys.
Toddler and Preschool Story Times
Book Bugs Story Time -- Tuesdays, through Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 2 through 6 with a caregiver. Welcome autumn with stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime.
Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time -- Wednesdays, through Oct. 23, 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 and more. Story time is followed by a group playtime.
Fit, Fun and Frolic -- Oct. 3, 7 p.m. For children ages 5 and younger. Advance registration requested. Limit of 30. Toddlers and preschoolers love to bounce and wriggle. Take advantage of their natural energy and direct it into a lifelong love of physical activity. Morrison Dance Company will present a program of popular children's music and movement especially for the young child.
School Age Programs
Cookie Club -- Mondays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cookie Club is a book club for beginning readers in kindergarten through third grade that meets once a month. Practice reading together, enjoy some fun activities and eat cookies.
• Sept. 16 -- Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin
• Oct. 28 -- Fox books by Edward Marshall
• Nov. 18 -- Dragon books by Dav Pilkey
Edible Haunted Houses -- Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m. For children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Make a deliciously scary house and then consume it.
Registration requested. Limit of 20.
School Conference Day movie -- Nov. 26, 11 a.m., "Escape from Planet Earth," 89 minutes, PG. For grades children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
For all ages. Children younger than 5 should be accompanied by an adult.
Autumn Evening Story Walk -- Oct. 7, anytime between 5 and 8 p.m.
Read a book while strolling in the evening air, and pick up a take home craft kit to enjoy later.
Turtle Tales from Around the World/Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio -- Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Against a colorful backdrop, with guitar in hand, musician-storyteller Susan weaves adventures of the wise old turtle whose amazing tales impart cultural wisdom from West Africa, North America, Asia and the West Indies. Stories are geared for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. All are welcome.
Paws for Reading -- Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1 to 2 p.m. Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children's area and improve reading skills by reading to a furry friend. Take along a book or choose one from the library shelves.
Knit & Crochet Club -- Thursdays, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Those who'd like to learn how to knit or crochet or to share their skill with others are invited. All levels of expertise and all ages are welcome. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult helper.
For grades 6 through 12. Advance registration requested.
"The Great Gatsby," Sept. 24, 4 p.m., 132 minutes, PG-13. Attendees may come in costume if they like, watch the movie and enjoy treats.
Book Bag Art -- Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Use creativity to decorate a book bag with glow in the dark paint and other embellishments.
Henna Design Program -- Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Join henna artist Luna Hart for this informative and fun program. Each participant will receive a 100 percent natural henna tattoo. Tattoos last approximately one to two weeks.
Les Roberts Author Talk -- Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Tallmadge Library Association. Roberts is the author of 17 mystery novels featuring Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 other books of fiction. The past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League, he came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood writing and producing television shows. Roberts has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician and a teacher. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio and is a film and literary critic. Book signing to follow program with books available for purchase. Seating is limited to 100.
Running 101 -- Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. Join Josh Ritchie from Ritchie's Sporting Goods and learn everything one needs to know about proper nutrition, preventing injuries and selecting footwear.
American Sewing Guild-Sew an Apron -- Sept. 28, 2 p.m. To celebrate National Sewing Month, attendees will sew an apron. Participants may join the group to sew or just come to observe and learn about sewing. Participants are asked to take their own machine, if possible. If not, the Akron-Canton Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will have some available. Apron supplies provided. Advance registration requested.
Outsmarting Investment Fraud: Smart Tips for Investors -- Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Presenters: Sandy Gamby and David DeShon of the Akron Better Business Bureau will explain even those who've never been subjected to an investment fraudster's sales pitch probably know someone who has. Find out whom the fraudsters are targeting, the key risk factors and the five most common tactics they use. Learn the five tips for protecting oneself from financial fraud through a documentary and interactive curriculum.
Monday Classic Movies
Watch a classic movie taken from AFI's 100 years … 100 movies. The library will provide snacks and drinks. All movies begin at 6:30 p.m.
• Sept. 23 -- "The Maltese Falcon," 101 minutes, not rated.
• Oct. 21 -- "Dr. Strangelove," 93 minutes, rated PG.
• Nov. 18 -- "King Kong," 109 minutes, not rated.