Do you want to learn to speak Mandarin? We have a database for that. Are you studying for the police civil service exam? The Learning Express database gives you free access to civil service practice tests. Looking for the next author to read? Make your custom reading list from Novelist. Do you need an auto manual…? No matter what your interests or information needs, the Akron Summit County Public Library probably has a database to help you. The Fairlawn-Bath Branch now has instructions for many of our most popular databases on the shelves next to books on those topics. There is also a location guide for all the instructions on the library shelves. Come pick one up and see if you can find all the database flyers on our shelves. Exceptional knowledge will be rewarded to all participants who complete our Virtual World Treasure Hunt.
May storytimes begin this week at Fairlawn-Bath. The Tiny Tales Baby Time is completely full but there is still room in a few of our other storytimes:
For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. Join Miss Jessica as we enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft.
Mondays, May 6-20, 10:30 am
Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, movies and more!
Wednesday, May 8-29, 1:30 pm
Families with kids of all ages are welcome to join Miss Jessica for an evening of story time fun! We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a craft.
Tuesdays, May 7-28, 6:30 pm
Call the Library at 330-666-4888 and reserve your child’s spot today!
We know our patrons love art, history and biographies. Which is why it was only natural to bring back popular local art historian Felicia Z. Stadelman to put on another program for us from her popular series “Through the Eyes of the Artist.” This coming Monday, April 29th, join us here at the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library at 6:30pm as Felicia will guide us on a tour through Claude Monet’s life in a way that only she can!
Felicia gives passionate presentations that are enriched with colorful images of works from the artist, as well as many primary source documents including personal letters that really make their stories come to life, and give them a more human quality. When you leave, you really have a great understanding of who the person was as an individual, what they accomplished, and come away with a great sense of the culture as well. You will also receive a colorful notecard momento filled with facts and images from Monet’s distinguished life and career. This is an evening you will not want to miss!
Join us Monday evening at 6:30pm for this great program. Reservations are not required. We hope to see you here!
Have you noticed our display case this month? Throughout the month of April and May, we are featuring items from the Bath Township Historical Society, highlighting the area’s rich history of mills. Pictures of mills, mill equipment, and advertisements are showcased in our display case.
The Yellow Creek Mill and Woolen Mill are two of the historic places listed under “Sites to See in Bath” on the Summit County Historical Society’s website. The Woolen Mill is the oldest standing mill in Ohio, and still has many of its original architectural features.
If you enjoy the exhibit here at the library, you may also want to check out Bath Township Historical Society’s current exhibit in the Bath Township Museum called ”Walk Down Memory Lane,” which opened April 1st. Admission is free. The museum is located at 1241 N. Cleveland Massillon Road. They are open Mondays from 2-4, Wednesdays 9-2, and the last Saturday of each month from 10am-noon.
Fellow Book Lovers,
The Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library are hosting their spring book sale this weekend. They’ll have a large selection of fiction, cookbooks, biography, history and more. And all profits support library programs and resources. We hope you’ll come and check it out.
Friends Preview Friday, April 19 4-5:30pm
Book Sale Day Saturday, April 20 10 am-3 pm
Bag Sale Monday, April 22 10 am-3 pm
Tired of the same old read aloud? Check out some of the Library’s new picture books. There is something for everyone. Two of my favorites are Flora and the Flamingo, a wordless story about a little girl and her friendship with a flamingo, and Lemony Snicket’s new book, The Dark. He has teamed up with 2013 Caldecott winner, Jon Klassen in a new picture book that is about one little boy conquering his fear of the dark. Read below for some great stories that are sure to delight!
How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure
Cut-paper illustrations and single words of text show a kitten’s attempts to imitate an adult cat’s mastery of such skills as stretching and stalking.
Old MacDonald Had a Dragon by Ken Baker
The new dragon on Old MacDonald’s farm puts all the other animals, and the farmer, in peril.
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
In this wordless book, a friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.
Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble by Tracey Corderoy
A little girl asks her grandmother to try being “normalish” instead of wearing a pointy hat, taking her cats and frogs and bats with her wherever she goes, and driving a flying car, but neither one is happy with the results.
The Akron Summit County Public Library is once again partnering with the Akron Canton Food Bank in the 22nd annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign. We have collection boxes at all library locations. This is an easy way to drop off nonperishable food items for hungry families in your community. Cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned soup and canned stew are the most needed. You can also help by donating money directly to the foodbank or volunteering your time. Visit http://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/ for more information.
Hunger in Ohio is real and unfortunately common. One in six Ohioans does not have enough food and for children that number is one in four. We hope you will join us in this important anti-hunger campaign. And if you or someone you know is hungry, help is available. The library can help you find a food pantry or free meal close to home. Libraries help people feed their minds, but that’s nearly impossible on an empty stomach. Together we can do both.