Celebrating the harvest as winter approaches

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DSC_0242Our November podcast hangs onto the recent harvest, pointing the way towards an finer enjoyment of apples and their marvelous variety.

Take a bite at:

http://nordoniahillslibrary.podomatic.com/entry/2014-11-16T17_37_05-08_00

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Day of the Dead

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For October’s After School Club we celebrated the Day of the Dead by learning a little bit about the holiday and then we made skulls out of clay and painted them.

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Halloween Fun At The Library

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For our family Boo Bash party we had fun reading Halloween stories. We had a human mummy race out of toilet paper. The first duo to use the whole roll won. We played 3 rounds.

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We made spooky eyes out of Oreos, gummy life savers, chocolate chip morsels, butter cream icing, and gel for the veins.

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The last thing we did was play Poke-A-Pumpkin.  I made a pumpkin out of orange solo cups and filled the cups with tricks or treats. I  glued the cups to a foam cork board and rubber banded an orange napkin over the cup . Then they got to poke their hand through the napkin and get a trick or a treat.

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Stories for the season – on our podcast

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DSC_0242Our October podcast explores the wonderful selection of spooky and atmospheric Halloween tales available for adult readers in your library.

Listen – if you dare – at:

http://nordoniahillslibrary.podomatic.com/entry/2014-10-27T16_33_25-07_00

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Nature Connect: Ladybugs

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The ladybug larva developed into pupas and metamorphosed  into ladybugs. We will be releasing them this Friday. When you stop in, stop at the front counter and watch them wander through their ladybug land before we set them free!

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An evening under the skull & crossbones

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Largely Literary 2014 007We welcomed the return of the Largely Literary Theater company to Nordonia Hills last night, with their performance of “Under the Skull and Crossbones: A Pirate’s Life for Me!”

 

 

 

 

 

Largely Literary 2014 012Patrons in attendance were regaled with the salty tales of buccaneers, privateers, vikings, and seagoing rogues from Roman days to the present, all with a schooner-ful of humor and wit.

 

 

 

 

 

Largely Literary 2014 013Thanks to the Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library, who made the performance possible and provided attendees with cookies and refreshments afterwards.

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Ladybugs!

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Our ladybugs finally came!  Next time you are in the library come see them and see what stage of development they are in.

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Murder mystery a jolly (roger) good time!

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Murder mystery 2014 009Murder mystery 2014 029We hosted the Eighth Annual Murder Mystery this past weekend. 50 participants searched for clues, parleyed with their shipmates, and solved the “Murder Under the Jolly Roger.”

 

 

 

 

Murder mystery 2014 011Murder mystery 2014 025Many swabs really got into character, going all out to show they were the best swashbucklers.

 

 

 

 

 

Murder mystery 2014 013Murder mystery 2014 018Thanks to the Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library for their support of this program, providing the prizes, decorations, drinks, and a whole plank-ful of food for the buccaneers.

 

 

 

 

004Plans are already underway for our ninth interactive mystery – see you next September!

 

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Podcast celebrates the Star Spangled Banner’s 200th birthday

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DSC_0242Our September podcast shares some stories of our nation’s flag, as we observe the 200th birthday of Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner.

 

Listen to the podcast at:

http://nordoniahillslibrary.podomatic.com/entry/2014-09-21T19_21_14-07_00

 

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Catapults

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Today for After School Club we made catapults.  First, we tried knocking over a stack of cups with marshmallows. Then we turned the cups over and put points on the cups and tried to get the marshmallows into the cup. We had a blast!catapults

Join us October 29 to learn about the Day of the Dead and to make a calaca (skull).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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