This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (9/22-9/27/2014)

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Tuesday

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, September 23, 11 am

Join Ms. Elaine each week for great stories, music, finger plays, art, and more fun! Ages 2-5 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Thursday

Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, September 25, 6:30 pm

I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga
THE FINISHER by David Baldacci
Read one, read both, your choice!  Discuss how these teen titles define what teen fiction is like today.

Please call the Portage Lakes Branch Library at 330-644-7050 for more information about these programs.

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NFL Season Underway

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Cleveland-Browns-vs-Pittsburgh-SteelersThe moment you have been waiting for since February is finally here, the 2014-15 NFL regular season is officially underway! For all you Cleveland Browns fans out there this could be our year! (Probably not.) However, this football season is sure to be filled with plenty of excitement and surprises. Will the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks be able to repeat or will someone else take the crown? Be sure to tune in every Sunday to find out. For more information on the sport of football check out America’s greatest game, and for information on the Browns check out The Story of the Cleveland Browns.

The last headbangers : NFL football in the rowdy, reckless ’70s, the era that created modern sports / Kevin Cook.

 

Brand NFL : making and selling America’s favorite sport / Michael Oriard

 

Football outsiders almanac 2012 : the essential guide to the 2012 NFL and  college footbal seasons / edited by Aaron Schatz with Andy Benoit … [et al.

 

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Plantings in the Sensory Garden

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Program pictures

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Preschool Story Time

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Saturday Morning Craft Club- Mosaic plates

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Back to school food treat

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Monday Food Days

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (9/15-9/20/2014)

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Monday

Monday Food Days
Monday, September 15, 6 pm

Create a unique back to school gift turning donut holes into apples & acorns!  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

Tuesday

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, September 16, 11 am

Join Ms. Elaine each week for great stories, music, finger plays, art, and more fun! Ages 2-5 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Wednesday

Celebrate Constitution Day with us!
Wednesday, September 17, 2 pm

Gouverneur Morris is considered the “Penman of the Constitution”.  Meet his wife, Nancy, as she gives you a glimpse of their lives, and his contributions to the Continental Congress and the writing of the Constitution.  Presented by Sharon Snowden, State Chairman, OSDAR.

Thursday

Family Fun Nights
Thursday, September 18, 6 pm

Outback Ray
Did you miss this amazing animal show this summer?  Now’s your chance to get up close and personal with some interesting critters and our friend Outback Ray!  No registration necessary.

Please call the Portage Lakes Branch Library at 330-644-7050 for more information about these programs.

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New titles, Books and DVD’s

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ComingSoonCheck out our Coming Soon tab here on our blog.  From our main blog page, it is the fourth tab over.  Click on it any time to see which new books and DVD’s have been added over the previous month.

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Canning & Preserving

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With summer almost over, now is a good time to start thinking of what to do with excess fruits and vegetables from your garden.  There are many ways to preserve these garden items and no need to let these go to waste.  It is a great feeling knowing that you have a supply of home grown foods from your garden to last into if not through the winter.  The easiest way to preserve is to freeze your fresh items.  If you don’t have enough freezer space available you can always can or jar fruits and vegetables.  Jams, preserves, and jellies are great for extra fruits.  Extra vegetables can be jarred but my personal favorite is pickling.  The options are all but limitless for pickling using twists on seasonings, spices, vinegar’s and sugary sweet methods.

For those who are at a novice level, Canning & preserving for dummies may be a good option. 

For those who learn visually, the DVD Preserving with friends would be perfect.

 

Individuals that have to prepare for diabetics can use Canning and preserving without sugar / by Norma M. MacRae:

And for more detail oriented recipes and methods try Homemade living : canning & preserving with Ashley English : all you need to know to make jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys & more:


For more books at your library on the subject, browse the 641.4 section in non-fiction.  Feel free to use these resources and others provided at or through the library to take full advantage of your garden!

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (9/08-9/13/2014)

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Monday

Preschool Playroom
Monday, September 8, 11 am

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play! We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-5 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Introduction to Wines, a four-part series
Monday, September 8, 6 pm

Presented by David M. Baloun, Wine Consultant, Elevage Wine Advisors
Are you overwhelmed when trying to pick out a wine for dinner?  Do you know what characteristics and regions you should be looking for?  Join us for this four session course on wine education and have your questions answered by an expert.  This is a lecture course only with no tastings available.  Please register in advance. 

Tuesday

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, September 9, 11 am

Join Ms. Elaine each week for great stories, music, finger plays, art, and more fun! Ages 2-5 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Thursday

Build it Club!
Thursday, September 11, 6 pm

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends from Bricks 4 Kidz! Create your own fun machines and more! No registration necessary.

Saturday

Saturday Morning Craft Club- Mosaic plates
Saturday, September 13, 10:30 am

Create a beautiful sunflower Mosaic design on a glass plate using paper!  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

Back to School Food Treat!
Saturday, September 13, 2 pm

Turn donut holes into apples and acorns for a cool back to school themed craft & treat all rolled into one.  For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

Please call the Portage Lakes Branch Library at 330-644-7050 for more information about these programs.

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (9/01-9/6/2014)

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Tuesday

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, September 2, 11 am

Join Ms. Elaine each week for great stories, music, finger plays, art, and more fun! Ages 2-5 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

 

Wednesday

Peace of Mind:  Tax Matters
Wednesday, September 3, 2 pm

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the most important and useful information you need to know.  Please register in advance.

Thursday

Medicare 101:
Thursday, September 4, 6 pm

Happy Birthday, you’re turning 65!  Join Sharon Honroth as she guides you through the Medicare maze with emphasis on Medicare, Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription plans.  Please register in advance.

Saturday

140th Library Celebration
Saturday, September 6, 1-3 pm
Celebrate 140 years of Library service in Akron!

Wear a costume from your favorite time period, 1880’s – 1980’s for a chance to win a prize!

1 pm Old Fashioned Crafts with Miss Elaine

1:30 pm Make your own Old-Fashioned Root Beer Float

(Supported by Portage Lakes Friends of the Library)

2 pm Tails-N-Tales will be on hand so you can read to your favorite furry friend

Please call the Portage Lakes Branch Library at 330-644-7050 for more information about these programs.

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Mobile printing

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mobileprintingWe now have mobile printing available
at the library, which allows you to print
from your laptop or mobile devices to
the printers located in the library.
Click on MOBILE PRINTING to follow
a link with directions.

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