Pictures from recent programs

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Faux Stained Glass Candle Holders

Faux stained glass candle holdersMind Body & Sole Carnival 2015Carnival

 

Drawing Mythical Creatures 101
Drawing Mythical Creatures 101

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Thank you

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“We’d like to thank our community friends for their donations to our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program:

Acme Fresh Market
Akron Art Museum
Akron Zoo
Akron Symphony Orchestra
Downtown Akron Partnership/First Night
First Book of Greater Akron
Tuesday Musical
Weathervane Playhouse”

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (08/24/15-08/29/15)

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Tuesday

Why Did I Ever Plant That? 
6 pm
Is your once favorite plant now taking over your garden?  Learn tips and tricks from Master Gardener, Jeanne Poremski.  Please register in advance.

Thursday

Crazy 8’s Bedtime Math
6:30 pm
Math is cool!  Join us as we introduce a new Bedtime Math club for children entering grades K – 2.  Have fun learning math concepts as we build, move, listen to stories, make music and more!  Make new friends who think Math is as fun as you do!  This 8 week program is limited to 20 students.  Registration begins June 29.

Mystery Book Discussion
6:30 pm
We’re on vacation and need a quick read.  Pick your own Cozy Mystery series for August.  We will have lots of titles to choose from!   Come on the 27th to share your thoughts.  Is this a series you would continue and would recommend?  Was it too predictable?  Does it follow the definition of a “cozy mystery”?  A good way to be introduced to a lot of new series all at once!

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 (08/17/15-08/22/15)

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Monday

Ohio Lincoln Highway
6 pm
Ever traveled on Route 30?  Did you know you were on the historic Ohio Lincoln Highway?  Join Jim Cassler, President of Eastern Ohio Chapter, Ohio Lincoln Highway League and Chairman of the 2016 Lincoln Highway Assoc. Annual Convention.

Have traveled the highway extensively, including twice coast-to-coast

Tuesday

Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two!
Speed Stacking Cup Competition
2 pm
Are you the fastest?  Test your skills to see who will be our summer champ and take home a prize! For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

Thursday

Crazy 8’s Bedtime Math
6:30 pm
Math is cool!  Join us as we introduce a new Bedtime Math club for children entering grades K – 2.  Have fun learning math concepts as we build, move, listen to stories, make music and more!  Make new friends who think Math is as fun as you do!  This 8 week program is limited to 20 students.  Registration begins June 29.

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

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Pictures from our 25th Anniversary Celebration.

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25th Anniv Steel Drum Band

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (08/10/15-08/15/15)

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Hands-On Computer Class

No registration is required; however, you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to start of class.

Monday, August 10, 6 pm Intoduction to Lindedln

Wednesday, August 12, 2 pm Intoduction to Pinterest

Thursday, August 13 10:30 am Audiobooks

Friday, August 14, 2 pm Travel Tools on the Internet

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!
Micro-Brush Robots
2 pm
In just a few steps, turn an ordinary toothbrush into a buzzing Bot!  Race your finished Bot; fastest Bot wins a prize! For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

Due to supplies, this class is limited to 10 participants. 

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.

Thursday

Crazy 8’s Bedtime Math
6:30 pm
Math is cool!  Join us as we introduce a new Bedtime Math club for children entering grades K – 2.  Have fun learning math concepts as we build, move, listen to stories, make music and more!  Make new friends who think Math is as fun as you do!  This 8 week program is limited to 20 students.  Registration begins June 29.

Saturday

Saturday Morning Craft Club
Faux Sea Glass Painting
10:30 am
Love the colors of the ocean?  Be reminded of the beach with painted glass bottles you can display all winter long.  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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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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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (08/03/15-08/08/15)

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Thursday

Crazy 8’s Bedtime Math
6:30 pm
Math is cool!  Join us as we introduce a new Bedtime Math club for children entering grades K – 2.  Have fun learning math concepts as we build, move, listen to stories, make music and more!  Make new friends who think Math is as fun as you do!  This 8 week program is limited to 20 students.  Registration begins June 29.

Saturday

25th Anniversary Celebration
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.

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 (07/27/15-08/01/15)

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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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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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