April 27, 4 to 8 p.m., Friends of the Library preview sale
April 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., all day $5 bag sale
TODDLER & PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES
Book Bugs Story Times --Tuesdays, through April 18, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3 through 6 with a caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.
Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Times -- Thursdays, through April 20, 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. Story time is followed by a group playtime.
Evening Story Times -- Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. For children ages 2 through 6 and their families. Enjoy some milk and cookies and a few stories. Then, choose some more books to read together at home.
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS
Spring Break Family Movie -- "Beauty and the Beast," March 28, 1 p.m. Rated G, 85 minutes, Classic Disney 1991 version.
Take It and Make It -- April 3 through 8. Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up an exploding boomerang kit to build at home.
Take It and Make It -- May 1 through 6. Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up a kit to make a beaded heart necklace at home for someone special. On Your Own Fun -- Participate in activities in the library. Pick up the game sheet at the front desk and when finished, take it back for a treat.
March -- Hide and seek Cat in the Hats. How many can be found? April -- Butterfly Finders. Find all the butterflies in the children's area and write down each word found.
For children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
NatureConnect -- Winter Into Spring. Anytime the library is open, stop by the library's nature space and see what's new. Test your observation skills, learn something new, and get creative with nature.
Paws for Reading -- Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1 to 2 p.m. Look for therapy dogs in the Children's area and improve reading skills by reading a book to a furry friend. Take a book being read at home or choose one from library shelves.
March -- What's that growing underground? Investigate the nature area. April -- Butterflies are beautiful! Look for a butterfly activity in the nature area. May -- Bean sprouts! Check out the bean seed growing in the window and identify the parts of a seedling.
* Snacks will be served at these programs. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.
For all ages.
Book in a Jar Guessing Game -- National Library Week, April 9 through 15. Stop by the teen area and take a guess at the title of the shredded teen book in the jar for a chance to win a prize basket.
Mini-makers: Button Art -- April 18, 4:30 p.m. Learn how to use the button maker to design buttons.
Mini-makers: Guitar Pick Jewelry -- May 16, 4:30 p.m. Learn how to use the guitar pick maker to design guitar picks to use or turn into jewelry.
Grades 6 through 12.
Beginning Bee Keeping -- March 29, 6 p.m. Ever considered having a bee hive? Want to know what is involved? Kristopher and Evona Gaughan from Gaughan Bee Dancin' in Medina will offer an informative beekeeping program. The focus will be on beginning beekeeping and how to make money with your new hobby. Examine a complete hive with all the tools of the trade and discuss how it is assembled.
Magazines Through the Ages -- April 19, 2 p.m. Librarian Francie Labriola recounts the history of magazines in the U.S. from the early 1800s to the present. Discover how early news and women's magazines have evolved to present day eMagazines. Learn about Zinio and how to access magazines electronically.
Live Naturally: Introduction to Essential Oils -- May 10, 6 p.m. Join Lana Kearns as she explores the world of essential oils and explains their benefits.
Oddball Ohio -- May 31, 6:30 p.m. Bill Brauning presents a look at the interesting and quirky places and things in Ohio that are off the beaten path.
Book Discussions -- Mondays at 2 p.m. April 10 -- "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak; May 8 -- "The Girls" by Emma Cline.
Knit and Crochet Club -- Thursdays, April 6, May 4, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Love to knit or crochet? Create projects to be donated to charity, or work on personal projects. Tallmadge Community Expo -- April 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the library's table at the Tallmadge Recreation Center. Enter a drawing sponsored by the Tallmadge Library Association to win an Amazon gift card.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday -- Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Tallmadge Branch Library is located at 90 Community Road.