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Your friendly librarians at Nordonia Hills Branch Library are doing something a little different for Banned Books Week this year. Inspired by a post on Pinterest, we made our own Banned Books Week mugshot photo booth! Check out our librarian’s mugshots below, and be sure to stop in to take one of your own!
Here is a look at a few new children books.
Meet the fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods! The Hodag, like a spinybacked bull-horned rhinoceros packing 3,000 pounds of carnivorous fury. The Snoligoster, the reptilian beast that feeds on the shadows of its victims. And deadlier than a rattler, copperhead, or cottonmouth combined, the Hoop Snake, which can chase prey at speeds up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its venomous tail, cause the victim to turn purple, swell up, and die. For every kid who loves a good scare, here are 20 spooky, macabre, and yet whimsical tales about the most fantastical beasts in American folklore. Originally published in 1910 by William T. Cox and now inspiringly retold by Hal Johnson. Straight out of the era of Paul Bunyan, it speaks to an earlier time in American history, when the woods were indeed dark and deep and filled with mystery
Questions discussed included:
“What does the world / countries owe to refugees?”
“Should tipping be mandatory?”
“What are the ethics of schools having access to students’ social media accounts?”
The Cafe opens on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
All patrons welcome – 16 & over, please.
Discover fascinating stories of the real von Trapp family, the stage musical, the iconic film, and more.
Let’s start at the very beginning:
The Upriver Music duo performed an eclectic selection of Appalachian and Scotch-Irish music last evening, entertaining an enthusiastic audience of about 30. Music was played on guitar, pennywhistle, fiddle, and banjo, in addition to the wonderful singing.
Thanks to all who attended, and to the Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library for funding the concert.
In 2016 the AARP Foundation will again provide free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through its Tax-Aide program. In its 47th year, the program is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.
Summit County has 14 sites, many of which are libraries. Each site provides free tax preparation and free e-filing for federal and state returns, as well as assistance with local taxes.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program thrives due to the remarkable efforts of its volunteer base. No experience is necessary. Tax volunteers complete a tax preparation training workshop prior to working with taxpayers and our knowledgeable returning volunteers are always available for support.
To apply to become a Tax-Aide volunteer go to www.AARP.org/taxvolunteer
- Review volunteer program and position descriptions
- Click on the text in Box 2 to open application form and follow the steps on next page.
For more information, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OURAARP (1-888-687-2277). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
Last Friday, July 31, we had a Superhero party. We put up decorations, enjoyed some snacks, played some games, and made some crafts. Snacks incudes Thor hammers (pretzels and large marshmallows), bite size cupcakes, and tootsie roll pops with capes. We played pin the star on Captain America’s shield and Pass the Kryptonite. We made superhero cuff ands superhero rings.
The last summer program will be Tuesday, August 11 @2 -Hot Wheel Derby.