Join us Friday, February 5 from 3:30- 5 pm as we settle down for the weekend with a good movie. Title to be announced.
Please register in advance for this program.
Spending time with family can be hard in this fast paced world. Everyone keeps so busy with work, sports, hobbies, etc. that they often forget to keep tight knit relationships with the people close to them. But the month of February tries to counteract this notion. February celebrates Bake for Family Fun Month which celebrates baking traditions. Celebrate today by cooking a baked good that is popular among your family. For example, cook the dish that someone in your family is well known for whether it be a pie, cookies, cake, etc. This allows you to contact that family member to not only get the secret recipe but to also check up on relatives that you may have not talked to in a while. If the family member is deceased it allows you to remember all the good times that you had with them.If your family doesn’t have baking traditions this would be a great time to start some. And what better way to do that than with trying out a bunch of recipes and selecting your favorites.
Home Baking Association, the creators of the holiday, are here to assist in your baking adventures. They have created 4 weeks dedicated to baking. Each week concentrates on a different theme. For example, week one’s theme is Let’s Get Started Baking, week two’s theme is Baking for My Valentine, week three’s theme is Baking History and Traditions, and week four’s theme is Baking for Others. With each week’s theme are designated recipes, baking activities, and opportunities to spend time with your family in the kitchen.
To help you along this monthlong celebration, below are baking books to help inspire you. If you find a title that interests you, then click the image below to view or reserve the title in our online catalog.
For more information on Bake for Family Fun Month click here.
Everyone loves the library and there are many reasons behind their affection. For example, some people love the library as it offers computer access that they may not have at home. Some patrons love the library as it allows them to check out books, DVDs, CDs, etc. for free. And other patrons love the library for their programs and services that cater to their needs.
In the month of February patrons are given the opportunity to express their love for the library and everything it offers them as this month celebrates Library Lovers Month. This monthlong holiday celebrates school, public, and private libraries of all types. Overall, this month recognizes the value that libraries hold in our communities.
Library Lovers Month is a great way for the patron to get involved in their library. For example, one way that patrons can get involved in their local library is by contributing their time or money. A good way to do this is by either donating used books that you may have at home or joining your local library’s Friends Group, which is a support group of volunteers who provide fundraising for branches. For instance, Akron Summit County Public Library Friends Groups usually provide fundraising for their local branches through the use of book sales. In turn the money collected from the book sale is later used to support branch activities, such as programs.
In addition to volunteering as a Friend to the library patrons can also volunteer their time by presenting an adult program such as a craft or informational presentation. Many branches have invited volunteers to teach patrons how to make crafts such as decorative wreaths and spa essentials and to inform them on important issues such as healthy eating and financial security.
So in honor of Library Lovers Month show your library how much you love them by attending a program, checking out a DVD or book, complimenting the staff of your favorite branch, donating used books lying around your home, pay a fine, or simply just come in and use a public computer or WiFi. All these efforts are greatly appreciated and show the staff at the library that their jobs do not go unnoticed and they play a large role in our community.
Below are links for more information on Library Lovers Month and services offered through Akron Summit County Public Library.
With the Golden Globe Awards completed it is now time to give out the Screen Actors Guild or SAG Awards. This award is given out every January and this year marks the 22nd year since the ceremony began in 1995. The SAG Awards specifically presents 13 awards for acting in film and television. Some of the SAG Award titles include Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In addition to awarding individual performances and entire ensembles, the SAG Awards also commend the outstanding performances by film and television stunt ensembles. These awards are given out prior to the show, but the awards include Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
Given the 13 award categories, it is now up to the SAG-AFTRA, which is the American labor union for entertainers (combination of the Screen actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) to select potential winners for the given awards. Over 100,000 members receive voting information to select the outstanding performances of the year and 2 randomly selected panels of 2100 SAG-AFTRA members each choose the nominees for television and motion pictures.
Below are the nominees for a few of the categories for this year’s SAG Awards. Underneath each category are images with a link to the title in our online catalog. If a title interests you, then click the image to view or reserve the item in our online catalog.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN MOTION PICTURE
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE
OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
Find more information on the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards by clicking here.
Art has never been this fun! Come Thursday, January 21 at 3:30 pm and make squirt gun art, melted crayon wall art and erupting baking soda art. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-434-8726 to register. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.
Below are new book titles that have come into the Odom Branch Library within this week. If you find a title that interests you, then click the image to view or reserve the title in our online catalog.
What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders and What to Do About Them by Pamela W. Smith