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Published: January 12, 2014 12:00 AM

Baby Play Group

Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. for babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.

Meet new friends while taking little ones for their first group play experience. Join other moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers for a group playtime at the library. The library will provide a meeting room and developmentally appropriate toys.

Preschool programs

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Yoga and Stories for the Very Young -- Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 through 5. Registration requested, limit of 20. Nirvana Yoga will present a 30-minute program featuring story, yoga, breathing and meditation designed specifically for preschoolers and an adult companion. Stay afterwards to share a healthy snack.

Dance of the Animals -- Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 5 and younger. Registration requested, limit of 30. How does a flamingo move differently than an elephant? What about a mouse? Morrison Dance Company returns with a program of music and movement for the very young child. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing and arrive ready to move like the animals.



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For children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Art Lab -- Jan. 13, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Children are invited to let their inner artist shine through and make some cool art to take home.

Valentine's Day is for Everyone -- Feb. 10, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Make valentines for everyone in the family and a Valentine's Day snack

Family Programs

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

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.

Nature Connect -- Visit the nature connect area and say "hi" to library turtle, Scooter. There is a bird feeding area just outside the window for attendees to bird watch. What birds will be seen? Changing displays help children and adults learn about nature all winter long.

Teen Programs

Teen Movie -- "Man of Steel," Jan. 14, 4 p.m. for grades 6 through 12. A young boy learns he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. The hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Rated PG-13, 148 minutes.

No-Bake Valentine's Day Desserts -- Feb. 11, 4 p.m. for grades 6 through 12. Make yummy no-bake desserts to enjoy and share with a special someone. Advance registration requested.

Adult Programs

Meditation 101 -- Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. What is meditation? How does one begin? Where to learn how? Join Paul DiFranco, clinical and spiritual hypnotherapist C.Ht., to discuss these questions and experience the self-healing aspects of meditation.

Crafting with Bea -- Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. Learn to make floating Valentine heart jewelry with step-by-step instructions. Join in the fun and leave with a completed project. Advance registration requested.

Behind the Music of the Beatles -- Feb. 18, 6 p.m. Join Rick Yacobini as he gives a multi-media presentation about how Beatles songs were written, recorded and performed.

Book Discussions -- Mondays, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 13 -- "The Redbreast" by Jo Nesbo

Feb. 10 -- "Blind Justice" by Bruce Alexander

Monday Classic Movies -- Watch a classic movie taken from AFI's 100 years 100 movies. The Library will provide snacks and drinks.

Feb. 17 -- 6 p.m. "Rebel Without A Cause," 111 minutes, PG-13

Tax Help

Mondays, Feb. 3 through April 14, noon to 3 p.m. Call the library to make an appointment.

Tallmadge Branch Library Hours

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

Wednesday, Friday -- Noon to 6 p.m.

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

Closed Sunday

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