• Oct. 30, 4 to 8 p.m. Friend's Preview
• Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $5 bag sale all day
Baby play group
Fridays, Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 from noon to 1 p.m.
For babies up to 24 months and their caregiver. Join with other moms, dads, grandmas, and caregivers for baby's first group play experience.
Preschool special event
Sept. 18, for ages 2 through 3 at 10 a.m; ages 3 through 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Superhero Training Camp -- Self-directed discovery and sensory play stations will allow parents and children to develop super skills together. Children may wear a cape or costume if they wish. Register for one session only. Limit 20.
Toddler, preschool story times
Book Bugs Story Time -- Tuesdays, Oct. 14 through Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3 through 6 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together. Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time -- Thursdays, Oct. 16 through Dec. 11, 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.
For children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag -- Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. Children can cool off with an ice cream treat they made themselves. Limit 20. Registration requested.
Edible Haunted Houses -- Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. Children make a deliciously scary house to eat. Limit 20. Registration requested.
Stained Glass Window Art -- Nov. 19, 4:30 p.m. Help decorate the house for Thanksgiving with crepe paper window art.
For all ages. Children younger than 5 should be accompanied by an adult.
Autumn Evening Story Walk -- Sept. 15, anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. Children may read a book together outside as they stroll in the evening air. This program will be cancelled in case of bad weather.
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. Children are invited to improve their reading skills by reading to a furry friend. Children may take along a book they are reading or choose one from the shelves.
Movie -- "The Fault is in Our Stars," Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m. 126 minutes, PG-13. For grades 6 through 12. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a DVD of the movie.
Teen Read Week Contest -- Oct. 12 through 18. Teens are invited to Turn Dreams into Reality @ Your Library. Teens are asked to turn in either a piece of writing or art that interprets what turning dreams into reality means to them for a chance to win a prize.
Design Your Own Sharpie Mug -- Nov. 12, 4 p.m. The library provides the materials and the teens provide the creativity for this fun and useful craft.
Local Author Talk -- Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. Join Jeff Iula, the All-American Soap Box Derby general manager, as he talks about the history of the Derby and his book, "How I Saw It: My Photographic Memory of the Soapbox Derby."
Local Author Talk -- Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Meet local Tallmadge author Amanda Flower, as she talks about her newest book, "Murder, Simply Stitched."
Emily Dickinson: Her Life and Poetry -- Sept. 25, 2 p.m. Interested in learning more about Emily Dickinson? Her poetry? Meet with Diana Wayand, a Dickinson scholar, in a discussion about her life and her poetry. Attendees are encouraged to take a poem that interests them, if you like, or just their curiosity.
Mind, Body and Spirit Approaches to Better Health -- Those wondering how holistic approaches to health can improve self-healing and facilitate growth will want to attend this program. When the body is relaxed and in balance, it can cope with everyday stresses and strains much more effectively. These approaches may be used alongside conventional therapies for prevention and to achieve optimal states of well-being. Co-sponsored by Conversations & Co. Attend one or both sessions.
• Sept. 23, 6 p.m. -- Sara Ruble Grief Therapy; Paul DiFranco, heart-centered hypnotherapy; yoga, mindfulness meditation; Cindy Emerick and Kelsey Husk, licensed massage therapy; and Mary Reisman, art therapy and instruction.
• Sept. 25, 6 p.m. -- Kyra Pacer, reiki therapy; Candy Walti, color therapy; and Kelly Brown, hypnotherapy and guided meditation.
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research -- Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. With almost 9,000 databases and billions of images, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource, and it's available for free within any ASCPL location. The class will introduce participants to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show them how to do efficient and effective searches. Basic computer skills are recommended. Limit 15. Registration requested.
Author Talk -- Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. "Well, I Guess I'm Not Jesus" is a memoir by Adam Helbling. Join him as he discusses his struggles with both bipolar disorder and spinal cord injury. It will encourage attendees to take a second look at their life and ask, "What exactly is my purpose on this earth?"
Veterans Recognition Ceremony -- Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Co-sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve. Join veterans, their families and friends, active military personnel and community and civic leaders as they gather and celebrate every veteran in attendance with a special pin in honor of their great sacrifices for this country.
Library History with Brian -- Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Join librarian Brian Salmon as he reviews the history of the Tallmadge Branch Library and the Akron-Summit County Public Library, celebrating 140 years of service. He will present behind-the-scenes information and photos of the original buildings and staff.
Knit & Crochet Club -- Thursdays, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Open to those who want to learn how to knit and crochet and those who would like to share techniques and acquire new ideas. All levels of expertise and all ages are welcome. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult helper.
Book discussions -- Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
• Sept. 8 -- "At Home" by Bill Bryson
• Oct. 13 -- "Penelope" by Rebecca Harrington
• Nov. 10 -- "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier
Computer training -- Attendance will be based on a numbering system with 15 tickets being distributed outside the classroom 30 minutes prior to class start.
• Nov. 24, 2 p.m. -- Windows 8
• Nov. 25, 2 p.m. -- Internet I
• Nov. 25, 6 p.m. -- Email I
• Nov. 26, 2 p.m. -- MS Word I
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
Coffee with the Editor is scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.