This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (02/08/16-02/13/16)

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Monday

Preschool Playroom
11 am

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-4 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Tuesday

Family Story Times
11 am

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

Saturday

Saturday Morning Craft Club
Painted Heart Tote Bags
10:30 am

By simply using the eraser on top of an ordinary pencil, create an ombre heart design on a small canvas tote.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

Heart Tote Bag
2 pm

By simply using the eraser on top of an ordinary pencil, create an ombre heart design on a small canvas tote to give to that special someone in you life (or keep for yourself)!  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 (02/01/16-02/06/16)

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Tuesday

Family Story Times
11 am

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

Wednesday

Are You Ready…Super Bowl 2016!
6 pm

Get ready to cheer your favorite team on Sunday with some fun craft and food ideas. Test your football knowledge with our trivia contest.  Wear a shirt from your favorite football team for an extra raffle ticket.  Please register in advance for a football themed night of fun!

Friday

Community Photo Scanning Day in collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society
1-4 pm

Do you have interesting old photos we can share with the public?  Bring your original photo or slide from the Portage Lakes area to be scanned and digitally saved for our digital community archive, www.summitmemory.org.

Limit 10 photos per person.  Please register in advance for an appointment time.

Saturday

Saturday Craft Club
1 pm 

Like to create fun projects? Join the fun as each month we have new art experiences to try! Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with your masterpieces? Stay to visit with and read to the dogs of Tails & 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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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (01/25/16-01/30/16)

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Monday

It’s All About the Money, Money, Money…
6:30 pm

Learn how your money works, how to get the best value for your dollar, and how to make responsible, well-informed decisions now for your future.  Investment advisor Loretta Bright teaches you how start thinking like a pro now.  Please register in advance.

Tuesday

Baby & Me Time
11 am

Bring your littlest learners for a program just for them! Finger plays, songs, a story, art experience, and some play time! Recommended for ages 2 and under, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Wednesday

Family STEAM Nights
6 pm 

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month to explore a little about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Science!  This new event will feature experiments and other activities for all ages of learners! No registration necessary.

Thursday

Mystery Book Discussion
6 pm

THE BLUE by Lucy Clarke

DARK PASSAGE by Marcia Talley

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER     by Elisabeth Adler

It’s Potluck Night!  Join us as we enjoy our first meeting of the New Year with dinner & discussion.  Bring a favorite side dish, salad or dessert to share.  Main dish will be provided.  Be ready to discuss one of the following mysteries that takes place on the high seas.

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 (01/18/16-01/23/16)

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Tuesday

Baby & Me Time
11 am

Bring your littlest learners for a program just for them! Finger plays, songs, a story, art experience, and some play time! Recommended for ages 2 and under, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Thursday

Build it Club
6 pm

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends form Bricks 4 Kidz!  Build, play and explore with Logos of all shapes and sizes.  Follow a kit or free build on your own.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

Saturday

Saturday Morning Craft Club
Snowflake Coasters
10:30 am

Using washers from the hardware store, create a contemporary coaster that will look great on your table.  Add a candle for a perfect centerpiece!  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

Marshmallow Building Contest
2 pm

How high can you go?  Using only marshmallows, toothpicks, straws and wooden skewers see who can build the tallest structure in a limited time to win a prize!  Marshmallow food craft activity to follow.   Enjoy your creation here or take home to share.  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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Martin Luther King, Jr Day Closing

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Martin-Luther-King-DayThe Main Library and all of the branches will be closed Monday, January 18  – Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (01/11/16-01/16/16)

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Monday

Preschool Playroom
11 am

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-4 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Friends of the Portage Lakes Library Present:
Traveling to Cuba
6 pm.

The Friends of Portage Lakes Library will hold their annual election of officers and a brief meeting at 5:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend and asked to bring hors d’evours to share.  Mel Vye will begin his presentation on Cuba at 6 pm.  Mel Vye is Professor Emeritus of Electronic Engineering Technology at The University of Akron.  A world traveler, he has visited over 90 countries on all seven continents.

Tuesday

Baby & Me Time
11 am

Bring your littlest learners for a program just for them! Finger plays, songs, a story, art experience, and some play time! Recommended for ages 2 and under, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Adult Coloring Club
6-7 pm

New Year, new activity!  Join us as we spend one evening each month de-stressing from our busy lives.  Listen to relaxing music, socialize, create and benefit from the art of coloring.  If you don’t have time to stay for the hour, stop in and pick up some pages to color at home. No registration necessary.

Wednesday

DAR Lineage Workshop
6 pm

What shape is your family tree?  Curious about who is in your tree?  Join Daughters of the American Revolution genealogy experts as they guide you with your search and introduce you to new resources to trace your lineage.  Enjoy light refreshments as you also learn about the new DAR chapter forming in this area! Presented by Sharon Snowden.  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 (01/04/16-01/09/16)

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Tuesday

Baby & Me Time
11 am

Bring your littlest learners for a program just for them! Finger plays, songs, a story, art experience, and some play time! Recommended for ages 2 and under, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Saturday

Saturday Craft Club
1 pm 

Like to create fun projects? Join the fun as each month we have new art experiences to try! Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with your masterpieces? Stay to visit with and read to the dogs of Tails & 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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New Year’s Closing

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New-Years-Eve-SedonaThe Main Library and all of the branches will close Thursday, December 31 at 5 and remain closed Friday, January 1 – New Year’s.

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (12/28/15-1/02/16)

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Monday

Creative Craft Hours
1-3 pm

It’s the end of the year and we’re cleaning out the craft closet!  Bring your imagination and see what you can create with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Each day new items will be added. All ages welcome.

Tuesday

Creative Craft Hours
1-3 pm

It’s the end of the year and we’re cleaning out the craft closet!  Bring your imagination and see what you can create with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Each day new items will be added. All ages welcome.

Wednesday

Creative Craft Hours
1-3 pm

It’s the end of the year and we’re cleaning out the craft closet!  Bring your imagination and see what you can create with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Each day new items will be added. All ages welcome.

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 (12/21/15-12/26/15)

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Tuesday

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Art Day
2 pm

Looking for something to do over break?  Celebrate the upcoming release of the movie based on the best-selling novel by creating your own unique photo collages, haunting book covers and more!  Test your knowledge with our trivia game for a chance to win a prize.

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

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