Nature Connect – September Birds

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Ohio Bird Watching by Bill Thompson

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September Birds Match the birds found in Northeast Ohio. Which will stay for the winter?

This activity will last the length of September.

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Library Closings

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All Library locations will be closed Monday, September 1 – Labor Day

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New Book Titles At Odom This Week

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Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Private Down Under by James Patterson The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

The Everything Small Space Garden by Catherine Abbott The New Southern Table by Brys Stephens Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

Flint Book 7 The Finale by Treasure Hernandez Shattered Secrets by Karen Harper To Love and Protect by Debbie Macomber

Addicted by Zane How The Poor Can Save Capitalism by John Bryant The Homecoming by Robyn Carr

 

Road Dawgz Playaway Schaums Outlines College Algebra by Murray Spiegel Algebra Success In 20 Minutes a Day

Urban Farm Projects by Kelly Wood

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Make It Mondays – Let’s Hear

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Let's Hear

Monday, August 25, 6 – 7 pm

Make musical instruments out of a variety of materials.

Enjoy family time with us on these Monday nights this summer. A picture book will be shared followed by activities that will be appropriate for you to enjoy with your children of different ages. You are encouraged to register in advance for these programs. Preschooler should be accompanied by a caregiver.

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New Books at Odom This Week

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Fatal Conceit by Robert Tanenbaum The 6th Extinction by James Rollins Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Murder In the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams Gutta Mamis 201 Killer Cover Letters by Sandra Podesta

Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron Subway to California by Joseph Di Prisco Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

The Serial Cheater by Silk White

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Happy Birthday Barbie!

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Barbie All Dolled Up by Jennie D'Amato

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Birthdays are a special time for each individual and celebrations are as unique as the person.  2014 is the 55th birthday of a popular cultural icon named BARBIE.  Barbie first debuted at the international toy fair in New York City in 1959.  Before Barbie, dolls were mostly of the infant variety and young children were automatically placed in a mothering roll.  Barbie’s premiere in 1959 allowed children to image their roles as a grownup.   Children could imagine themselves in different careers interacting and playing with Barbie and her friends.   If you were very lucky, you may have had a grandmother, aunt, or neighbor who would sew or crochet elaborate outfits for your Barbie or maybe even you came up with a few stunning fashion originals.  Through the years over 1 billion outfits have been designed for Barbie and she has had 50 top fashion designers contribute to her style including Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, and Diane von Furstenberg.

Over the years, the Barbie doll, manufactured by Mattel, has encountered criticism for her impossible, perfectionist physique.  Barbie, however, through the years has over 130 careers to inspire children.

Barbie’s inventor was Ruth Handler, a former President of Mattel, Inc.  The doll was named after Ruth’s daughter, Barbara.  Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.  If you have a first edition Barbie in your collection she will have blond or brunette hair in a ponytail, her right foot is marked “Japan”, there will be a hole in each foot with a tube inside and the holes were for Barbie to be placed in a doll stand.  She’ll have on a black and white V-striped bathing suit that is one piece, gold hoop earrings, white sunglasses with blue lenses and black open-toed high heels.  Some of the first edition Barbie’s in good condition has sold from between $8,000 to $14,000.

Whether or not you are a Barbie fan, she is a popular icon that has been with us for 55 years.  Barbie’s many friends have included Ken, Alan, Midge, Skipper, Stacey, and Francie.  Barbie has transformed through the years from bathing beauty, to disco queen, to Barbie for President.

If you are interested in following Barbie’s career and history or just curious how much that Barbie you have in the basement is worth.  Checkout our toy identification and value books at the library as well as many helpful websites and databases that also provide information for your research.

Happy 55th Birthday, Barbie.

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New Book Titles at Odom This Week

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The Knotting and Braiding Bible by Dorothy Wood CLEP Official Study Guide 2015 Cracking the GED Test by Geoff Martz

Mafia Princess Part 3 by Joy Deja King The People vs Cashmere 2 by Karen Williams The Other Side of the Pillow by Zane

The Lost Island by Douglas Preston Kiss the Ring by Meesha Mink Taking It All by Maya Banks

When Kingdom Comes by Ashea S. Goldson Any Man I Want by Michele Grant Tonight and Always by Nora Roberts

The Wolf by Lorenzo Carcaterra Up Your Score by Larry Berger North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person

Slumped by Jason Brent Full Figured 8 Troublemaker by Trice Hickman

Blood Games by Chloe Neill Road Dawgz by Kwan My Steps are Ordered by Michelle Lindo Rice

Weight Watchers Cook It Fast The Imperfect Marriage by Darryl Strawberry Crazy In Luv 2 by Latonya West 

The Other Child by Joanne Fluke Side Chic 5 by Latonya West Drake by Joy Deja King

 

 

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Movie Review

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Without knowing much about these marvel superheroes, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie impressed me. The Avengers could arguably have better powers than the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Avengers are more well-known.  Out of all of Marvel Studio’s movies so far this movie may be the funniest, but not too funny where it takes away from the action or seriousness of the movie. The actors did a great job portraying the characters, and the storyline of the movie was very interesting. The storyline and the acting stayed true to the comic books and brought the characters to life on the big screen. The movie had a different feel from the Avengers because instead of focusing more on the action, it seemed to focus more on their quest while still having great action in the movie. There is little explicit language in the movie which would make it safe for children, and if they like superheroes they are sure to enjoy this one. The movie is also entertaining that the parents or chaperones taking younger kids would also enjoy it also. I would recommend seeing this movie if you have seen any of the other Marvel studio productions.

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Make It Mondays – Let’s Watch

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Monday, August 11, 6-7 pm 

Short animated film featuring Mo Willem’s Pigeon, eat popcorn and then draw pigeon together.

Enjoy family time with us on these Monday nights this summer. A picture book will be shared followed by activities that will be appropriate for you to enjoy with your children of different ages. You are encouraged to register in advance for these programs. Preschooler should be accompanied by a caregiver.

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New Books Titles at Odom This Week

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Support and Defend by Tom Clancy Hounded by David Rosenfelt The Tan Lady by Bertrand Brown

Fast Track by Julie Garwood The Dark Tower by Stephen King Brides for Brothers by Debbie Macomber

Delicious by Ruth Reichl Close to the Bone by Lisa Black Bad As In Good by J Lovelace

The Amish Blacksmith by Mindy Clark Rogue by Katy Evans Back Channel by Stephen L Carter

The Hexed by Heather Graham Something New by Nore Roberts

 

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