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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

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.

School-age

Programs

For children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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

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

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.

• 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

Coffee with the

Editor

Coffee with the Editor is scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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