Podcast celebrates “A Vintage Kitschmas”


DSC_0242Our monthly podcast takes a trip down memory lane, reveling in the Christmas decorations of yesteryear.

Listen to “A Vintage Kitschmas” at:

On Nonfiction #48


Gift Giving on the Cheap


We had a great time last night at Gift Giving on the Cheap 7!! Thank you to all of our wonderful crafters — we had such fun making DIY tile coasters and earring holders with you! We’re already looking forward to next year…

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Looking for your great-great-grandparents


DSC_0242This month’s podcast follows one man’s search for his ancestry, along with a couple of books on starting your own search.

Listen to “My Sixteen, Your Sixteen” at:

On Nonfiction #47


Socrates Cafe provides some warm discussion


socrates columnOur monthly Socrates Cafe opened for business last night. Folks came in out of the cold and wind for some hot beverages and some engaging conversation.

The topics we discussed yesterday included:

  • How much influence should an employer have over the personal lives of his or her employees?
  • What is right or wrong about being politically incorrect?
  • What will be the end result of stores being open for business on Thanksgiving Day?

The Cafe currently opens each month at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month. Next Cafe is December 10.

We will be moving back to our original Wednesday evenings beginning in 2016.

Stop by and talk with your neighbors – EVERYONE has a philosophy, and one can find a friendly place to share it at the Nordonia Hills Socrates Cafe.


After Story Time Play


After Preschool Story Time we played outside. Painting was everyone’s favorite, so some us took it over to the picnic table.

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Halloween – time to get your (candy) freak on


DSC_0242Just in time for Halloween, our audio podcast explores the world of candy, and those intrepid lovers of sweets who will travel far and wide in search of their treasure.

Get your holiday candy freak on at:

On Nonfiction #46


PNC Grant: Let’s Explore Nature


October 10, we had our program outside and explored nature.

We painted on mirrored easels and on paper.







We decorated a journal to write/draw in.













We built with blocks.








Played in sand.








We also had tree cookies going through the garden.





SummitLive365.com launch event next week


SummitLive365ArtsNow is proud to announce the launch of SummitLive365.com at an event at the John S. Knight Center.

The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

Date & Time: October 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Location: John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill St. Akron, OH 44308

Reservations: www.summitlive365launch.eventbrite.com

ArtsNow, a new non-profit that has emerged out of the Arts and Culture Assessment for Summit County, would like to invite you to attend SummitLive365: The Launch. SummitLive365 is a new portal for artists, venues, performers, organizations and creators of all kinds who comprise Summit County’s rich arts and culture scene.

On Thursday, October 15th from 5:30-7pm ArtsNow will host an event at the John S. Knight Center to celebrate the launch of this free resource and we would love for you to attend to celebrate the work of so many people county-wide. Free food, entertainment and fun! Join the celebration!

For more information, people can email Benjamin@artsnow.org or visit www.facebook.com/ArtsCultureinSummitCounty

SummitLive365 is a new website which launched in October of 2015. This unique forum serves as a portal for artists, performers, venues, and organizations to feature their talents as well as a robust event calendar for the county. SummitLive365 is free to use and is home to everything from family-friendly events to individual artists sharing their talents. Check it and see where you want to be!



Podcast explores “Unruly Places”


DSC_0242This month we travel around the world seeking places that defy expectation, engender happiness, or may not be around to visit much longer.

Give a listen at:

On Nonfiction #45


Banned Books Week 2015


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!

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