On This Day In History, September 17


Today, September 17, celebrates many things:


Apple Dumplings

First, today is National Apple Dumpling Day, which not only celebrates  the sweet treat, but also the beginning of apple harvest and the return of indoor cooking and baking.

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Apple Dumplings



 Second, today marks the 94th anniversary of the formation of the National Football League (NFL). This professional American football league was created in 1920 in Canton, OH. It includes 32 teams, one of them being the Cleveland Browns.

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 Third, today celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bewitched , a 1960′s  sitcom about a witch, Samantha Stephens, that struggles with using witchcraft in her daily life. The TV sitcom aired on television until July 1, 1972, which was  its eighth season.

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Mission Impossible Seaosn 6

Fourth, today marks the 48th anniversary of television show, Mission Impossible, a show that first premiered in the 1960′s about an elite covert operations unit that carried out highly sensitive missions. The cast included Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau, and Peter Lupus just to name a few.

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Mission Impossible

M*A*S*H Truck

Lastly, today celebrates the 42nd anniversary of  M*A*S*H, a television show from the 1970′s about the staff of an army hospital during the Korean War. The television show first premiered in 1972 and aired for 11 years.

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Email Accounts

Email the Manual by Jeffrey Steele

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Thursdays, 11 am – 12 pm

September 18, October 2, October 16, November 6, November 20

Learn how to set up an email account. A half-hour appointment can be made for one-on-one assistance in setting up an email account that will allow you to communicate quickly. Learn how to create an email account and send an email.

Appointments can be made at 11 am and 11:30 am. Please register in advance for this program.


September Staff Picks at Odom


Check out the titles that Odom staff have been reading for the month of September:

Glow by Rick James

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Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James by Rick James & David Ritz

Rick James is most often remembered for his bad boy image, drug use, hard partying, and tons of legal troubles resulting in his imprisonment.Yet in this autobiography (with notes written during his prison sentence and close long time friend David Ritz) we get to meet the other Rick James. We meet the Rick who could play almost any instrument , who was an extraordinary song writer, and studied every great musician from classical to rock and  reggae. Rick had an ear for all sounds  and was a master at blending them together to create that great hard driving funk sound that he busted out with in the mid to late 70′s.  In addition to Rick’s hidden musical talents, we also learn that Rick had some great romances that readers will be surprised to find out about. He also includes tons of stories about his dealings and encounters with other celebrities,  which the reader will find shocking, funny, and very interesting. Overall, despite Rick’s personal struggles, this book will help the reader to appreciate and remember Rick for all the great music and performances he gave to us over the years.

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Rick James

Endangered by Jean Love Cush

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Endangered by Jean Love Cush

The story, Endangered,  is about Malik, a fifteen year old African American  male coming of age in Philadelphia. Growing up in an underprivileged area, Malik’s mother was very adamant in teaching Malik how to navigate his way through the ‘hood’ without getting into any trouble. But despite these teachings, Malik  unfortunately gets arrested by police for murders he knows nothing about nor was any part of. Nonetheless, the police are determined  to take him down. As a result, Malik’s mother becomes devastated as she can not afford an attorney to  help her son. Luckily, along come two young, up and coming white attorneys who are ready to go to battle and prove Malik’s innocence. What these young men soon realize is that doing so is not going to be as easy as they once thought. They ultimately discover how much the issues of  race, class, and injustice can destroy the lives of so many young African American males.


Craft a Fall Wreath

Wreath Making Basics by Dawn Cusick

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Tuesday, September 16, 6-8 pm

Learn to make a beautiful fall wreath that will warm your home for the season.

Class size limited to 15. Please register in advance for this program.


Family Craft Night

Learn to Weave with Anne Field by Anne Field

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Monday, September 15, 6-7 pm

Weave a homespun bookmark from colorful yarn.

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Happy 45th Anniversary Scooby Doo


Scooby Doo

Happy Anniversary! On this day, the popular cartoon mystery show, Scooby Doo first premiered on television in 1969. The show featured four kids (Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy) and one Great Dane (Scooby Doo)  as they solved spooky yet sometimes funny mysteries. With much gained popularity over the years,  the television show was later turned into a live action feature film, Scooby-Doo, in 2002. Over the years this cartoon continues to be a popular choice among children. The Scooby Doo series has even started branching out into children’s books and DVDs. With the continued success of the cartoon, this series is guaranteed to have many more prosperous years ahead!

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Scooby Doo



New Book Titles at Odom This Week


Finding Your Roosts by Henry Louis Gates Glow by Rick James Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Fisher

PHD to Ph.D. by Elaine B. Richardson Marked Down for Murder by Josie Belle 1001 Pearls of Wisdom to Build Confidence

In Real Life by Nev Schulman Festive in Death by J D Robb Science Ink by Carl Zimmer

The Mom Inventors Handbook by Tamara Monosoff Bourbon and Bacon by Morgan Murphy The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush by Susan Albert

Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd Maplecroft by Cherie Priest The Village Effect by Susan Pinker

Shatter by Erin McCarthy Hood Misfits Volume 1 by Brick Glorious Sunset by Ava Bleu

Finding Faith in the Dark by Laurie Short We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren The Thirteenth Turn by Jack Shuler

Soul Keeping by John Ortberg A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick Tried and True by Mary Connealy



Xbox 360 Games


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Saturday, September 13, 1-3 pm

Join us in playing some exciting Xbox games on the big screen.  Teens can bring their games that are rated T for Teen.

For children grades 6-12. Please register in advance.


I-Strive Afterschool Program

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Boys & Girls Club

 Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library.

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  


New Book Titles at Odom This Week


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No Limits by Lori Foster Memory Zero by Keri Arthur Close to Home by Lisa Jackson

Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury The Secret Place by Tana French The Eye of Heaven by Clive Cussler

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good by Jan Karon Haunted by Kay Cooper Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Personal A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child The Make Ahead Cook Her Last Whisper by Karen Robards

Dinner The Playbook by Jenny Rosenstrach Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

What I Love About You by Rachel Gibson Boss Divas by Denesha Diamond Reckless 2 by Keisha Ervin

Both Sides of the Fence 4 by MT Pope A View From the Buggy by Jerry Eicher