This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (05/04/15-05/09/15)

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Wednesday 

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Saturday

Saturday Morning Craft Club – Cookie-Cutter Painting
May 9, 10:30 am

Using ordinary cookie-cutter shapes, create an abstract piece of art!  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

Chalk It!
May 9, 2 pm

Come browse our selection of glasses, mugs and jars to create a perfect gift for Mother’s Day using Chalkboard paint, stencils and your own creativity! 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 (04/27/15-05/02/15)

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Monday

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Tuesday

Preschool Story Time
April 7-28, 11 am

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

Wednesday

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Thursday

Mystery Book Discussion
April 30, 6:30 pm

SECRETS OF SLOANE HOUSE by Shelley S. Gray
TICKET TO TOMORROW: A Romance Mystery by Carol Cox
WORLD’S GREATEST SLEUTH! by Steve Hockensmith

Read one, read all, your choice!  Travel back to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago with three unique mysteries.

Saturday

Saturday Craft Club
May 2, 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 the 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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Movies on a rainy day

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With this weather, it’s a nice time to curl up with a good book or watch a feel good movie to keep your spirits up while the rain falls down. You can get a lot of inspiration from watching something spectacular or picking up a good how to book. Some of my top movie picks are: the Princess Bride, the newly released Maleficent, the Secret World of Arrietty, and if you want something suspenseful and dramatic, there’s always Gravity, definitely a movie that will make you feel more down to earth! Be sure to stop in and get a nice movie to keep your spirits up while the weather keeps you indoors.

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Around the town

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The weather’s warming up, the days are getting longer, and it’s just about time to fire up that grill again!  Spring has arrived, and with the change of the season comes new things to do.  There are numerous activities, festivals, and parks to visit throughout northeast Ohio in the coming months.  Is creativity and art some things you’re really interested in?  Stop in at the Akron Art Museum located right downtown.  How about fitness and being active?  Multiple walk-a-thons and runs are held throughout the spring and early summer months.  There are also different sporting events, musical concerts, and fairs held all throughout the season.  To learn more about these things and some of the historical places they’re located, here are a few books to check out:

    akron art museum

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Pictures from recent programs

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (04/20/15-04/25/15)

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Monday

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Tuesday

Preschool Story Time
April 7-28, 11 am

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

Wednesday

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Thursday-Saturday

Community Photo Days in collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society
Thursday, April 23, 5 pm-7
Friday, April 24, 1 pm – 4
Saturday, April 25, 1 pm – 4

Do you have interesting old photos we can share with the public?  Bring your original pre-1980s photos from the Portage Lakes area to be scanned and digitally saved for a digital community archive.  These images will be made available for use by the Library, the PLHS and the public for research and educational purposes.  Limit 10 photos per person.  Please register in advance for an appointment time

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

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Thank you

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The staff at Portage Lakes would like to send out a THANK YOU to all of the students and parents from SCOPE Academy, that took time out of their busy schedule to come to our reception for our fairy tale program.  We had a wonderful time working with your students.  We were able to put together a silly fairy tale that we will be bringing to the rock and read program that we have been so graciously invited to attend.  We hope you enjoy all of the pictures and we look forward to working with you again in the near future.

Miss Elaine

Miss Loree

Portage Lakes Branch Library

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (04/13/15-04/18/15)

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Monday

Preschool Playroom
April 13, 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 1-4 with a caregiver.

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Hands-On Computer Class
Monday, April 13, 6 pm Resume Workshop

Tuesday

Preschool Story Time
April 7-28, 11 am

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

Hands-On Computer Class
Tuesday, April 14, 2 pm Internet, Part 1

Wednesday

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Thursday

Hands-On Computer Class
Thursday, April 16, 10:30 am MS Word, Part 1

Family Fun Nights
April 16, 6 pm

Each month we have a special evening dedicated to fun programs the whole family can enjoy together.  Stories, Crafts, Music – you never know what the night might include!

April: Fractured Fairy Tales

Friday

Hands-On Computer Class
Friday, April 17, 2 pm MS Excel, Part 1

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

 

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NBA Playoffs

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It’s the beginning of April, which, means the NBA playoffs are fast approaching. As the season is winding down, the battle for playoff seeding is heating up. With the return of MVP candidate LeBron James, our very own Cleveland Cavaliers are finally back in title contention, which should give us all a reason to tune in. In addition, there are many other great teams this year, especially out in the Western Conference. For more information on the Cavs, check out The Franchise: Lebron James and the Remaking of the Cleveland Cavaliers. For more nba at 50information on the NBA, check out NBA at 50, which takes a look at the game, players, and coaches that helped create NBA history.

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (04/06/15-04/11/15)

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Spring Break Art to Go
March 30 – April 10

Looking for something to do during your time off school?  Stop in and pick up an Art to Go pack in the Teen department.   A different activity each day; 6 unique activities total.   Bring back your art for us to display in the Teen area or take a picture of your creation so we can share your work.  All Teens who share their art will receive an entry ticket for a prize drawing at the end of the two week period.  For grades 5 and up.

Monday

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Tuesday

Preschool Story Time
April 7-28, 11 am

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

Wednesday

TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 2 – June 3, 2 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

Thursday

Build it Club
April 9, 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 Morning Craft Club – Owl Memo Holder
April 11, 10:30 am

Celebrate Earth Day early as we recycle a damaged CD and turn it into a friendly Owl Memo Holder.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

Owl Memo Holder
Saturday, April 11, 2 pm

Celebrate Earth Day early as we recycle a damaged CD and turn it into a friendly Owl Memo Holder.  Perfect to display in your locker!  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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