TALLMADGE BRANCH LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
Bouncing Baby Rhyme Times -- Mondays, Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m. For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver. Includes 20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20-minute group playtime.
Preschool Tales -- Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 2 through 6 and their families.
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. For children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
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. For children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Fabulous Family Fun -- Thursdays, 1 p.m. Entertainment and creative fun for all ages. Shows are limited to the first 110 people.
June 8 -- Outback Ray
June 15 -- The Bubble Lady
June 22 -- Musician, Sam Sapp
June 29 -- Family Fit Program, Build a Body Team
July 6 -- High Five Fitness Dance Program, Art Sparks
July 13 -- Magician, David Anthony
July 20 -- Akron Zoo
July 27 -- Jungle Safari Show, Katie Bee Entertainment
Summertime is NatureConnect Time -- June, July, August. Stop by the library's nature area to discover different monthly activities designed to keep youngsters engaged with the natural world.
Teen Tuesdays -- 2 p.m. For grades 5 through 12. June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18 and 25. Call the branch for details at 330-633-4345.
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.
Antique Appraisal Fair -- June 22, 6 p.m. Take a favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason Adams. Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms). For large items, a photograph will do. Spectators are welcome and do not need to register. Program size is limited, so all to register. Call if a reservation needs to be canceled, as well.
Social Security: How to Get the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits -- July 11, 6 p.m. Retirement planning specialist Paul Bernier's presentation will help all who are in or nearing retirement and are interested in making informed decisions about the foundation of their retirement income plan.
Fly Girls: World War II Women Pilots -- July 26, 6 p.m. Local historian Ray Hoffman will discuss female pilots during WWII. Numbering more than 1,000, they flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. Thirty-eight female fliers lost their lives while serving during the war, all in accidents.
Energize Your Day -- Aug. 16. 6:30 p.m. Those experiencing stress, tight muscles or achy joints and could use a little more energy may be interested in attending "Energize Your Day." The program incorporates movements from Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga, self-massage, breathing practices and energy exercises. Most of these take less than a minute to do and when practiced daily, can produce profound, long-lasting results.
Book Discussions -- Mondays at 2 p.m.
June 12 --"Flight of Dreams" by Ariel Lawhon
July 10 -- "The Readers of Broken Wheel" by Katarina Bivald
Aug. 14 -- "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
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. Closed Sunday The Tallmadge Branch Library is located at 90 Community Road.