January 2 - March 1, 2014. Brrr, it's cold outside! Snuggle up under a blanket or in a pretend fort with a good book or two, and enjoy the season. Check out 10 items from the Children's Room, then enter our drawing for a chance to win gift certificates to the Akron Zoo or Cuyahoga Falls Parks & Recreation. Names will be drawn weekly, so the more you check out, the better your chances of winning!
Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.
David Allison will tell you why Johnson's Island on Lake Erie was chosen as a Confederate POW Camp for officers and who was in charge. Find out what prison life was like, how men tried to escape, and see the prison cemetery. Find out why so many of the guards died from a disease and why the prisoners didn't get the disease. Allison had a relative that was a guard on Johnson's Island and possibly another there that was a prisoner.)
Session: January 13 - February 27, 2014. Call or register in person in the Children's Room for Rock-a-Bye, Read to Me and Tales Alive, beginning January 4.
Rock-a-Bye Tales: 6 months - 23 months. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Read to Me for 2's & 3's: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 10:15 a.m.
Tales Alive for 4's & 5's: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. or Thursday at 11:15 a.m. read more »
Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m.
Crazy for doo wop? Then you don't want to miss this stellar performance by The Two Notes-an 8 man a cappella ensemble. Travel through the decades with songs like "For the Longest Time", a Bruno Mars medley and more!
Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
Old tunes-like old friends will take you back to the good old days. Plan to sit back, relax and let Dick Jacoby take you down memory lane to the days of the Big Bands and beautiful, never to be forgotten melodies.
Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
Singing and playing her own remarkable and often funny originals as well as classic American music, you're sure to enjoy Kathy's special performance.
It's never too early to start reading to your children. With this new early literacy pilot program, we're encouraging you to commit to reading 1,000 books to your child before they go to kindergarten. Children who listen to 500 books will earn a book to keep and those who reach 1,000 will receive a commemorative "1,000 Books" t-shirt.
Come to the Children's Room for further details and to register. This is an ongoing program so you can sign up anytime.
Congratulations to the library's Battle of the Books team for their recent win over Stow and Twinsburg.
Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
Mark your calendars to enjoy an evening of all-American swing music. Bill and the boys will get you "in the mood" with their toe-tapping tunes and their playful banter.