Today, September 17, celebrates many things:
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.
Click the link below to learn how to make your own 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.
Click the link below to see what NFL related material we offer on our online catalog:
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.
Click the link below to view/reserve Bewitched in our online catalog:
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.
Click the link below to view/reserve Mission Impossible in our online catalog:
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.
Click the link below to view/reserve M*A*S*H in our online catalog:
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.
Check out the titles that Odom staff have been reading for the month of September:
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.
Click the link below to view more Rick James related materials from our online catalog:
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.
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.
Monday, September 15, 6-7 pm
Weave a homespun bookmark from colorful yarn.
Please register in advance for this program.
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!
Click the link below to view/reserve the Scooby Doo materials that our branch offers:
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.
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.