The Ants Go Marching To the Library

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The ants (Harvester Ants that is) have come marching into the Nordonia Hills Branch Library.

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Come check out our new ant farm (part of NatureConnect).

While observing our new friends, test your ant knowledge by completing our “What’s Your Ant IQ?” quiz and be entered to win a prize. Contest runs through May 2nd.

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Outside Visitor -NatureConnect

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We had an outside visitor today in the outside NatureConnect area. I’m going to name him Earl The Squirrel.

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Altered Frames Craft

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The Altered Frames Craft program last evening was a hit! We had 14 participants join us in the fun of crafting as part of National Craft Month.

Here are a few pictures from the program:

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Come and see us at the Expo!

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The Nordonia Hills Community Expo is happening now!

Come by and see the library booth – now until 3:30 today.

Meet Paws, our library lion, here all morning.image

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Our 40th Podcast – Throwing a Party

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DSC_0242The 40th episode of our “Readers’ Radio” podcast is ample cause to plan a party.

Listen to discover some great books the library has to help throw your own party.

Your celebration planning starts at:

http://nordoniahillslibrary.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-20T19_16_27-07_00

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Lego Creations

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For Afterschool Club in March, we had open Lego play. Check out some of the creations.   April 8, join us for Jazz Appreciation Month with books, art, and music.

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Socrates Cafe plays host to great discussions

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socrates columnOur Socrates Cafe was open for business last night, with more than 15 individuals discussing three questions:

  • How old do children have to be to play alone at the park?
  • How difficult is it to tell the difference between a prophet and a charlatan?
  • Agree or disagree: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

Join us on the second Thursday of each month for engaging conversations and friendly, informal interactions with your neighbors and fellow community members.

Next Cafe opens at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 9 – write the date and time down now, don’t wait!

See you there!

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Brandywine Players highlighted in library display

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Brandywine Players 1The Brandywine Players, a noted local theater troupe, is the featured display at the library this month.

The many artifacts, photos, and posters of the troupe are part of a local patron’s extensive collection graciously loaned to the Nordonia Hills Branch Library for our main lobby display cases.

Stop by and take an up-close look at local theater history.

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“Books You May Have Missed 2014″ book talk

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DSC_0242Our library podcast presents excerpts of the annual “Books You May Have Missed” book talk presented at the Friends of the Nordonia Hills Branch Library meeting on January 20.

A complete list of all the titles discussed is available at the branch.

Give a listen at:

http://nordoniahillslibrary.podomatic.com/entry/2015-02-22T09_09_09-08_00

 

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Game Time this Saturday – perfect for those winter blues

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Game piecesOur monthly Game Time program is this Saturday, February 21, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Stop by and join in with some fellow board game players.

Enjoy a warm beverage, learn a new game, or play an old favorite.

 

Last month’s event was covered by the NewsLeader. Check out their video and slide show at:

http://www.the-news-leader.com/community/2015/01/21/cleveland-board-gamers-at-the-nordonia-hills-branch-library

Chase away that cabin fever with some friendly gaming.

Hope to see you Saturday!

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