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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Nature Connect

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We had a lot of “friends” in our outdoor nature connect area today.

We had two chipmunks and lots of busy little birds.

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A Very Special Anniversary

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DSC_0242Our podcast takes some time this month to explore local history, telling the story of public library service in Nordonia Hills.

 

Give it a listen at:

http://nordoniahillslibrary.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-26T07_08_49-07_00

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Scavenger hunt explores the community

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DSC_1543This past Saturday saw our Nordonia Hills Library’s 60th Anniversary celebration.

As part of the festivities, we conducted a community-wide scavenger hunt. Patrons spread out into the four local communities – Northfield Center, Macedonia, Sagamore Hills, and Northfield Village – to locate the ten places listed in the riddles they were given.

Our successful and clever winners were the Tedor family, who solved the clues and found all ten landmarks.

Congratulations on a search well done – something we at the library can always appreciate!

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Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble performs brilliantly

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Our library played host today to the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble. A capacity audience enjoyed a diverse and captivating performance by the group.

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