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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Come to the library anytime between 5 - 8:00 PM to register for Summer Reading Club 2017 and enjoy crafts and activities.  Don't forget to register for the Mr. Puppet show at 6:30 PM!
Location
Children's Department 1
Library
Wooster Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Come and join us as we enjoy an extraordinary evening with Mr. Puppet.  Storytelling, sing-alongs and silly magic are a great way to kick off Summer Reading Club 2017. Registration for families with children of all ages is required and begins April 29.
Location
01 - Conference Room (Combined)
Library
Wooster Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Educational artist and veteran teacher, Jeff Nicholas, entertains his audience with original illustrations, humorous poems, and stories while teaching how to "build" characters using simple, draw along methods.
Location
Creston Meeting Room
Library
Creston Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Grades 5 and up.

Registration required.

Explore the world of plants as we dissect a bean seed and create art from the parts of a flower.  We will discover how animals and insects assist in the pollination of plants.  Finally, we will learn about the different parts of plants that are edible.

 

Location
Meeting Room (Combined)
Library
Dalton Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Join Lindsay Bonilla while she gives young listeners the tools they need to be peace builders in their daily lives by featuring thought-provoking folktales that emphasize conflict resolution.
Location
West Salem Meeting Room
Library
West Salem Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Is there a sewing machine in your closet? Would you like to learn how to use it? Bring it to the library along with a bobbin and thread and we'll show you how to set it up and get sewing. Topics covered: winding a bobbin, threading your machine, straight stitch, and turns. Everyone will make a simple project to take home with them. Questions? ask for Maggie 330-262-0916
Location
03 - Conference Room West
Library
Wooster Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

In Hawaii, the Menehune (Little People) build walls and roads, but.

In Norway, a pig and a ram decide to build a house, then.

In Mali, a family of hyenas build a tower, made from.

Lyn Ford shares these and other interactive stories from many places, all built with rhythm or rhyme, wisdom and humor, and ready for a family audience. Registration for children of all ages and accompanying adults is required, and begins on May 15.

Location
01 - Conference Room (Combined)
Library
Wooster Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve will have an entertaining and educational show and tell with live butterflies, caterpillars and plants.  Learn about their life cycle, habitat loss and end with a butterfly craft.
Location
Meeting Room (Combined)
Library
Shreve Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Try these building challenges: "Build a 100 cup Structure", "Clothespins, Clips and Sticks", or "Tubes and Straws"

Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Design your own "tiny house" floor plan
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Educational artist and veteran teacher, Jeff Nicholas, entertains his audience with original illustrations, humorous poems, and stories while teaching how to "build" characters using simple, draw along methods.
Location
Rittman Meeting Room
Library
Rittman Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Educational artist and veteran teacher, Jeff Nicholas, entertains his audience with original illustrations, humorous poems, and stories while teaching how to "build" characters using simple, draw along methods.
Location
Meeting Room (Combined)
Library
Shreve Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Discover West African Rhythm through Drumming and Dance (Grade levels K - 12) with Sogbety Diomande. In this workshop, students will learn the three basic sounds of the African djembe.  They will also learn basic techniques of hand drumming, focusing on drumming styles found in the Ivory Coast.  Q & A with the artist follows.
Location
Creston Meeting Room
Library
Creston Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Students will examine skulls of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and distinguish the anatomical features that separate these groups. They will compare features dealing with sight, hearing, sense of smell and tooth structure. Students will then make inferences about an unknown animal's lifestyle based on key anatomical features
Location
Creston Meeting Room
Library
Creston Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Educational artist and veteran teacher, Jeff Nicholas, entertains his audience with original illustrations, humorous poems, and stories while teaching how to "build" characters using simple, draw along methods.
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve will have an entertaining and educational show and tell with live butterflies, caterpillars and plants.  Learn about their life cycle, habitat loss and end with a butterfly craft.
Location
Rittman Meeting Room
Library
Rittman Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve will have an entertaining and educational show and tell with live butterflies, caterpillars and plants.  Learn about their life cycle, habitat loss and end with a butterfly craft.
Location
Meeting Room (Combined)
Library
Dalton Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
"Aluminum Foil Boats" - Try out different boat shapes to see how many pennies it takes to sink them. 
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Balloon artist extraordinaire Wendy Starr is teaching us all how to twist balloons into amazing creations. This event is open to families, teens, adults and the young at heart. Learn this skill to entertain and delight at your next party, group function, church picnic, or any other time!
Location
02 - Conference Room East
Library
Wooster Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Miss Tess is back and brings magic and stories, and Sherlock the Dog brings the laughs in this construction show.

Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Students learn how soil is formed and discover the property of soil.  There will be 3 different learning stations with hands-on soil smudge, rock rubbing and coloring a soil profile.  Grades 2-5.  Presented by the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District.
Location
Meeting Room (Combined)
Library
Dalton Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Akron Zoo is Back! Come see a few animal ambassadors that live at the zoo.
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
"Paper Plate Pinball Challenge" - Create a marble maze on a paper plate. Challenge your friends with your original design.  For ages 8 and up. 
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Here is a great way to learn about all wild canids you'll see here in North America. From wolves, to coyotes and foxes; all species are covered. Myths and facts are revealed and we will bring along a wolf to see.
Location
Creston Meeting Room
Library
Creston Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Inspired by Inch by Inch: The Garden Song Book, ceramic artist and former professional musician George Woideck uses reading, song and clay to teach valuable lessons about nutrition and the earth. Students bring home their own clay sculpture to reinforce the learning experience. Grades K-6.
Location
Meeting Room (Combined)
Library
Shreve Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
KEVA planks! - Come in and try out this new construction toy that we were able to purchase with money from the Friends of the Library. 
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Inspired by Inch by Inch: The Garden Song Book, ceramic artist and former professional musician George Woideck uses reading, song and clay to teach valuable lessons about nutrition and the earth. Students bring home their own clay sculpture to reinforce the learning experience. Grades K-6.
Location
Rittman Meeting Room
Library
Rittman Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Inspired by Inch by Inch: The Garden Song Book, ceramic artist and former professional musician George Woideck uses reading, song and clay to teach valuable lessons about nutrition and the earth. Students bring home their own clay sculpture to reinforce the learning experience. Grades K-6.
Location
Meeting Room (Combined)
Library
Dalton Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Inspired by Inch by Inch: The Garden Song Book, ceramic artist and former professional musician George Woideck uses reading, song and clay to teach valuable lessons about nutrition and the earth. Students bring home their own clay sculpture to reinforce the learning experience. Grades K-6. Registration is required.
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
When building a better structure, an engineer must keep in thought what materials to use and how strong the building should be so it does not come tumbling down.  Participants will be challenged to learn about the engineering process, and then practice the process by constructing a load-bearing tower.  Which team's tower can support the most weight? Presented by The Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Grades 1-6.
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Bringing in the Harvest - August is a month of garden bounty and we'll see
what we can harvest from the library garden and see other vegetables that are
available locally. We will have fun with different colors of heirloom tomatoes,
make a basic salsa, do cucumber coins with toppings and other simple garden
treats to sample. For ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Location
Meeting Room (Combined)
Library
Dalton Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
"Spaghetti and Marshmallows" - Master the secret of building a really tall spaghetti and marshmallow tower. For ages 10 and up Registration is required
Location
Doylestown Meeting Room
Library
Doylestown Branch

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Title
Highly Illogical Behavior
Author
John Corey Whaley
Review
By most people's standards, Solomon was a pretty weird kid... He had impossibly weird eating habits, refusing to eat anything green, without exception, and having a substantial fear of coconut.

Sixteen-year-old Solomon Reed is agoraphobic. He used to go to school like everybody else but an incident involving a fountain, a pair of boxers, and a group of students and teachers changed it all. After the incident, Sol - as he preferred to be called - stopped going outside altogether. He hadn't left his house in three years and decided to keep things that way.

Until seventeen-year-old Lisa Praytor came along.

Lisa is your typical straight-A student who could juggle home, school, and extracurricular activities without breaking a sweat. She had high hopes for herself and was determined to leave boring Upland to pursue bigger, bolder adventures - even if it meant leaving her boyfriend, Clark, behind.

Lisa's goal: Get into the psychology program at Woodlawn University. Her ticket: Solomon Reed. She would "fix" him, then she would write her personal experience with mental illness for her admissions essay at Woodlawn.

Does the end justify the means?

Told in the alternating perspectives of Sol and Lisa, Highly Illogical Behavior explores the struggles and coping mechanisms of an agoraphobic, our desire to "fix" others, people's perception of mental illness, and our need to connect with and "disconnect" from the world.

If Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Finding Audrey had a baby, it would be this book. Highly Illogical Behavior is not as laugh-out-loud funny as the other two but it definitely has its own voice and charm.
Title
The Plain Janes
Author
Cecil Castellucci
Review
I'm not sure exactly how I feel about this graphic novel. I like the artwork. I like how the story paid tribute to art, even its feeble attempt to give voice to all the plain Janes in the world. However, the more I think about it, the more it reminds me of the movie version of John Green's Paper Towns - which I wasn't fond of. It's one of those books where, after I finished reading it, I found myself asking what was the point of it all. The message was lost to me.
Title
The flying cavalier
Author
Gilbert l Morris
Review
Good book. But it's not as good as the other books in the House of Winslow series. I prefer the ones that are set in years previous.