New Book Titles at Odom This Week


Below are new book titles that have come into the Odom Branch 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.

Joshuas Mission by Vannetta Chapman Brotherhood in Death by J D Robb Bitch the Beginning of the End by Joy Deja King

Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman The Crippler Cage Fighting and My Life on the Edge by Chris Leben Chocolate Delights

The Iceberg by Marion Coutts The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard NYPD Green by Luke Waters

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step by Joan Lambert Basic Skills Workbook for the GED Test, TASC, and HiSET by Mary Koch A Wilder Life by Celetstine Maddy

Personal Finance for Dummies


Movie Friday


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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.


Bake for Family Fun Month


Cafe de Paris, Cooking ClassSpending 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.Wontons, Ready to Cook [8/366]

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.

Baking wih the Brass Sisters by Marilynn Brass Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters by Marilyn Brass United States of Pie by Adrienne Kane Classic Southern Desserts

Heirloom Recipe Cookbook The Southern Bite Cookbook by Stacey Little The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook by Brent Ridge Heirloom Cooking with the Brass Sisters, Queens of Comfort Food by Marilynn Brass

Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions by Carrie Morey The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook by Brent Ridge The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook by Brent Ridge The Southern Baker

Sweet Home by Rebecca Ffrench Kate Gosselin's Love is in the Mix by Kate Gosselin The Romney Family Table by Ann Romney Danish Cooking and Baking Traditions by Arthur L Meyer

For more information on Bake for Family Fun Month click here.


Library Lovers Month


Keep Calm 4Everyone 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 Caitlin MoranLibrary 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.

How to Love Your Library 

ASCPL Events

ASCPL Services 


New Book Titles at Odom This Week


Below are new book titles that have come into the Odom Branch 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.

Blue a Novel by Danielle Steel The 30-Day Sobriety Solution by Jack Canfield Fresh Start the New You Begins Today by Joel Osteen

The Power of Forgiveness by Joan Gattuso Crossings by Danielle Steel NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson

Career Criminal by D Henderson The Score by Kiki Swinson The Invisibles by Jesse Holland

Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening by Jodi Torpey Hood Misfits Volume 4 by Brick The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed

Legal Forms for Starting and Running a Small Business by Fred Steingold Renal Diet Cookbook by Susan Zogheib


2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards


trophiesWith 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.

trophiesGiven 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.


Spotlight Straight Outta Compton

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

The Big Short (2015)

Trumbo (2015)


Downton Abbey Season One Game of Thrones First Season Homeland Season One House of Cards Season One Mad Men Season One


The Big Bang Theory Season One Key and Peele Seasons 1 and 2 Modern Family Season One Orange is the New Black Season One Veep Season One

Transparent (2015)


Everest Furious 7 Jurassic World Mad Max Fury Road Mission Impossible Rogue Nation


Homeland Season One The Blacklist Season One Game of Thrones First Season The Walking Dead Season One

Marvel’s Daredevil (2015)

Find more information on the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards by clicking here.


Funky Art Party


Melted Crayon Art

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.


Happy Birthday!


Many big name celebrities are starting the New Year off by celebrating their birthdays. Celebrities ranging from actors, actresses, singers, directors, authors, poets and comedians will all turn or would have turned one year older this week.

Below are some of the celebrities that will be celebrating their birthdays. Listed underneath each celebrity name are materials from our online  catalog related to them. If you find a title that interests you, then click the image to view or reserve the item in our online catalog.


Kevin Costner  (1955)

McFarland USA Black or White 3 Days to Kill Draft Day

Jason Segel  (1969)

Sex Tape The Five Year Engagement Jeff Who Lives at Home This is 40

A.A. Milne (1882)

Pooh Goes Visiting by A A Milne Tigger Comes to the Forest by A A Milne Winne the Poohs A B C by A A Milne Winnie the Pooh by A A Milne


Paula Deen (1947)

Paula Deen Cuts the Fat by Paula Deen Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible by Paula Deen The Deen Family Cookbook by Paula Deen Paula Deen's Kitchen Wisdom and Recipe Journal by Paula Deen

Dolly Parton (1946)

Live at the Bottom Line by Dolly Parton Blue Smoke by Dolly Parton Better Day by Dolly Parton

Shawn Wayans (1971)

Little Man White Chicks The Wayan Bros The Complete First Season In Living Color Season One



Bill Maher (1956)

The New New Rule by Bill Maher True Story by Bill Maher New Rules by Bill Maher Bill Maher But I'm Not Wrong


Guy Fieri (1968)

Guy on Fire by Guy Fieri Diners Drive Ins, Dives by Guy Fieri Guy Fieri Food by Guy Fieri Diners, Drive Ins, Dives All American Road Trip by Guy Fieri


Neil Diamond (1941)

Melody Road by Neil Diamond Hot August Night, NYC by Neil Diamond Gold by Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

Mischa Barton (1986)

Checkmate SWAT Unit 887 The OC First Season Assassination of a High School President


New Book Titles at Odom This Week


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

Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan NFL Confidential by Johnny Anonymous The Quick and Easy Home DIY Manual by Matt Weber

Forgotten God by Francis Chan Scandalous Behavior by Stuart Woods The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag

Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians Cater to You by Shamara Ray


Library Closing


Image of a closed sign. The image is in black and white. The sign reads "sorry we're closed".

All Library locations will be closed Monday, January 18, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 Online access and the catalog are available 24/7.