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Summer Story Times

Bouncing Baby Rhyme Times -- Tuesdays, June 17 through July 22, 10 a.m. For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver. Features 20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

Baby Play Group -- Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. For babies up to 24 months and a caregiver. Meet new friends while taking the little one to the library for a first play group experience. Join other moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers for a group play time. The library will provide developmentally appropriate toys and a meeting space.

Preschool Science and Nature Tales -- Tuesdays, July 1 through 22, 11 a.m. For children ages 2 through 6 and their families. Connect with science and nature through stories, songs, activities and crafts.

• July 1 -- Ocean Friends

• July 8 -- Batty Bats

• July 15 -- Creepy Crawlies

• July 22 -- Dinosaurs

Family Events

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.

NatureConnect: Winter Into Spring -- Anytime the library is open stop by the NatureConnect space and see what's new. Test skills of observation, learn something new and get creative with nature.

Fabulous Family Fun -- Thursdays, 2 p.m., featuring entertainment and creative fun for all ages.

• June 26 -- Akron Zoomobile

• July 3 -- Gumdrop Engineering. Use building skills to make some sweet sculptures with toothpicks and candy. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult helper.

• July 10 -- Mad Science

• July 17 -- The Bubble Lady

• July 24 -- Outback Ray Live Animal Show

• July 31 -- Weathervane Theatre Presents "Superhero Future"

Cool Off with Summertime Family Movies -- Wednesdays, 1 p.m. For all ages, children younger than age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Children may take a packed lunch if they like. The library will provide a beverage.

• June 25 -- "Meet The Robinsons," 96 minutes, G

• July 9 -- "Frozen," 108 minutes, PG

• July 23 -- "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2," 94 minutes, PG

• Aug. 6 -- "Despicable Me 2," 98 minutes, PG

Teen Programs

Teen Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Grades 5 through 12.

• June 24 -- Cookie Bouquets

• July 1 -- "Ender's Game," 114 minutes, PG-13

• July 8 -- T-Shirt Tote Bag Recycled Craft

• July 15 -- "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy," 110 minutes, PG

• July 22 -- Nature Drawing for Teens

• July 29 -- Teen Book Swap, take old books to swap for something new to them

Volunteer Pizza Party -- Aug. 5. All teen summer volunteers are invited to a pizza party with games and giveaways and the Mind Body & Sole wrap-up.

Adult Programs

Early Fall Tussie Mussie for the Door Décor -- July 21, 6 p.m. Join Bea Richardson and design a floral craft to adorn the front door. All supplies are provided. Limit 20. Advance registration requested.

Acrylic Art Class -- Aug. 9, 1 p.m. Learn how to paint a sunset step-by-step and take home a painting at the end of the class. The class is designed for the beginner and the more advanced. All supplies are included. Limit 20. Advance registration requested.

Meet the Author: Barb Baltrinic -- Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m. Teacher Baltrinic is a direct descendant of Abraham Clark, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Come and hear about her book, "A Founder For All: Abraham Clark, Signer of the Declaration of Independence."

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

• July 14 -- "Metropolitan Case" by Matthew Gallaway

• Aug. 11 -- "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin

Computer Training -- No registration is required. Attendance will be based on a numbering system with 15 tickets being distributed outside the classroom 30 minutes prior to class start.

• July 28, 2 p.m. -- Mouse Skills for Beginners

• July 29, 10:30 a.m. -- Introduction to Computers

• July 30, 2 p.m. -- Windows for Beginners

• July 31, 10:30 a.m. -- File Management

Knit & Crochet Club -- Thursdays, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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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