Memorial Day Closing

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memorial-dayThe Main Library and all of the branches will be closed Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day.

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (05/18/15-05/23/15)

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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.

Thursday

Build it Club
May 21, 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.

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

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Pics from recent events

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This week at the Portage Lakes Branch Library (05/11/15-05/16/15)

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Monday

Preschool Playroom
May 11, 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.

Saturday

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, May 16, 10 am – 3 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 (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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