This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (07/27/15-08/01/15)

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Tuesday

Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two!
Faux Stained Glass Candle Holders and Watercolor Coffee Mugs
2 pm
Using supplies you can find at the dollar store create 2 unique crafts.  Practice now so you can make these for gifts later!  For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

Herb Gardening
6 pm
Why spend money at the grocery store when you can grow your own herbs?  Herbs are much easier to grow than many houseplants. All you need is a sunny, warm place and containers large enough for your plants to grow.  Learn how to get started with Master Gardener, Jan Becker.  Please register in advance.

Wednesday

Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays!  1 pm.
All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.
Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!
Super Carnival Day! Try your hand at some fun carnival games out in the Nature Connect space!

Saturday

Saturday Craft Club
1 pm
Like to create fun projects?  Join us the first Saturday of each month for crafting fun.  Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with crafts?  Stay for a visit with the dogs of Tails-N-Tales at 2 pm.

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

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25th Anniversary Celebration

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PLX current datedIn 1990 two small libraries, Coventry and Manchester, merged and became the Portage Lakes Branch Library.  Portage Lakes Branch Library turns 25 this year and we are going to celebrate.  Please, join us Saturday, August 8, 1-3 pm!

Join us for an afternoon of fun with music, crafts, and of course cake & ice cream!  Sponsored by The Friends of Portage Lakes Branch Library.

1 pm      Enjoy steel drum music by Found Sounds – Alumni of the UA Steelband

Webster from the Rubber Ducks will be here for a visit.  Be sure to say HI and have your picture taken with him

2 pm      Cake & Ice Cream is served

Have your picture taken with PAWS, the Library Mascot

Please, contribute to our 25th anniversary celebratory art piece to be displayed in the Library!

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Pictures from last weeks programs

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Pirate Days

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Wild on Wednesdays
Outback Ray
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Drawing Mythical Creatures 101
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Preschool Playroom
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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (07/20/15-07/25/15)

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Monday

Toy Mania!
6 pm
Join us for a fun-filled look at toys of the past.  Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun Toy Stores in Cleveland and Columbus, will discuss the history of toys through the ages and the different fads, styles, and changes in toys through the 21st century.  He will bring some toys from the past for a fun evening of reminiscing.  There will be a question and answer period after the program.  Big Fun was voted 1 of the 20 coolest stores in America.  Steve is a frequent speaker on NPR’s Marketplace segment with Kai Ryssdal.  All ages welcome.

Tuesday

Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two!
Comic Book Mod Podge
2 pm
Create a Comic Book Alphabet letter perfect to display in your room.  What else can you Mod Podge with comics?  Just wait and see…  For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

Wednesday

Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays!  1 pm.
All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.
Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!
Super Science Day! Join Sci-Mobile for some hands-on fun!

Thursday

Mystery Book Discussion
6:30 pm
THE BAD ALWAYS DIE TWICE by Cheryl Crane
DEAD TO ME by Mary McCoy
FAMOUS LAST WORDS by Katie Alexander
Read one, read all, your choice!  Don’t be fooled by Hollywood glamour – movies, murder, mystery and mayhem are the common theme in these three LA novels.

Saturday

Saturday Morning Craft Club
Stained Glass Votives
July 25, 10:30 am
Create a faux stained glass look by using tissue paper and Mod Podge for a unique centerpiece.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

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

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Pirate Days – Portage Lakes State Park

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Pirate Days
Portage Lakes State Park
Saturday, July 18th

11am – 3pm
Stop by our table at this fun Portage Lakes Kiwanis event for crafts and bookmarks.   Be sure to enjoy a new Pirate StoryWalk on your way to the treasure hunt!

Here are some photos from last year’s event:

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (07/13/15-07/18/15)

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Monday

Preschool Playroom
11 am
Play with your child and help you 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 1-4 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

Tuesday

Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two!
Drawing Mythical Creatures 101
2 pm
Join U of Akron Art Major Caitlin Wells as she teaches you step-by-step how to draw Dragons, Phoenixes, Unicorns & Fairies.  Keep it simple or embellish as much as you want!  For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

Wednesday

Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays!  1 pm.
All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.
Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!
Super Animals Day! Outback Ray will be here with some of his super fun animals!

Saturday

Visit us out in the Community!
Pirate Days – Portage Lakes State Park
Stop by our table at this fun Portage Lakes Kiwanis event for crafts and bookmarks.   Be sure to enjoy a new Pirate StoryWalk on your way to the treasure hunt!

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 (07/06/15-07/11/15)

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Wednesday

Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays!  1 pm.
All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.
Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!
Super Hero Academy Day! Learn all about being a super hero with challenges and activities!

Thursday

Build it Club
6 pm
Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends from Bricks 4 Kidz!  Build, play and explore with Legos.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

Saturday

Saturday Craft Club
1 pm
Like to create fun projects?  Join us the first Saturday of each month for crafting fun.  Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with crafts?  Stay for a visit with the dogs of Tails-N-Tales at 2 pm.

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

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Pictures from this weeks programs

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Happy Birthday Nancy Drew!

Presented by Cheryl Chlysta, Manager of Odom Branch Library.

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Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two!

Food Day

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Independence Day Closing

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fireworks-slider-1024x557The Main Library and all of the branches will be closed Saturday, July 4th  – Independence Day.

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (06/29/15-07/04/15)

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Monday

Happy Birthday Nancy Drew!
6 pm
Join us for a birthday celebration for the mystery book character Nancy Drew who is turning 85 years old this year!  You can get your photograph taken with our standup cardboard Nancy Drew.  Join us for games, stories, enjoy a birthday cupcake and more.   All ages welcome!   Presented by Cheryl Chlysta, Manager of Odom Branch Library.

Tuesday

Family Story Times
11 am
All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.
Join us for a family-friendly storytime with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun!

Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two!
Food Day
2 pm
You want me to eat what?  Come taste test some unique fruits (ex: Star Fruits, Kumqauats)  and vegetables (ex: Kohlrabi, Celery Root) and participate in our dried fruit challenge for a chance to win a prize!  Learn how to make mock sushi rolls to enjoy as well.  For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

Butterflies, Bees and Birds in our Garden
6 pm
Learn how to attract the 3 B’s as well as the benefits each offer for your garden.  Presented by Master Gardener, Mary Simonelli.  Please register in advance

Wednesday

Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays!  1 pm.
All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.
Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!
Super Movie Day! Enjoy a family-friendly movie and popcorn!

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

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