• 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.
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.
• 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 -- 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.
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.
Local Author Amanda Flower -- Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Join Flower as she discusses her new book, "A Plain Disappearance," the third in her Appleseed Creek mystery series. Also being published in September are "Murder, Plain and Simple," the first in a new series, "Amish Quilt Shop" and "Andi Unexpected," her first children's book.
Local Author Alexandria Rhodes -- Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. Join local author Rhodes as she talks about her debut novel, "More Than You Know." A Tallmadge resident, her first book is a love story which takes place in Savannah, Ga., and New York City.
The Working Woman -- Navigating to Success and the Power of You -- Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Conversations & Co. Participants will learn specific strategies and tips for moving from where they are to where they would like to be professionally. Learn how to recognize and utilize accomplishments, discover and leverage networks and develop a personal image and brand. Join Shaan Fowler who has more than 25 years experience in career and life coaching for this informative program.
Decorative Pumpkin Craft Program -- Oct. 25, 2 p.m. Decorate a small pumpkin with puffy paint and jewels. Advance registration requested.
The Lincolns of Illinois with Paul Goebbel -- Nov. 6. 6:30 p.m. Learn the story of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln and the differences and similarities of their early life, the love that grew when they met in Springfield, Ill., the life they shared in the White House and the final tragedy for both the country and Mary. This is not the story of the Civil War; it is, instead, the story of a family enduring the Civil War.
Jewelry Making-Wire Drop Earrings -- Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. Get creative and make wire drop earrings with Karen McLain. Advance registration requested.
Book Discussions -- Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
• Oct. 14 -- "Seating Arrangements," by Maggie Shipstead
• Nov. 4 -- "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks
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.
• Oct. 21 -- "Dr. Strangelove," 93 minutes, rated PG.
• Nov. 18 -- "King Kong," 109 minutes, not rated.