Sensory Story Time

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Sensory Story Time

Saturdays, September 6, October 4, November 1     10:30 am

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music, and movement to engage the participants.  Sensory Story Time includes a schedule board, a consistent program plan at each location and sensory opportunities.  A call to reserve a spot is appreciated but not required.

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Gentle Yoga

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 Gentle Yoga: presented by Nia

Mondays 3-4 pm

September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, November 10 & 24, December 8   

Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a water bottle.

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September Monday Evening Book Discussion

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Monday, September 8  6:30 pm  Book: The Art Forger  by Barbara A. Shapiro

Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on September 8  at 6:30 p.m.   We will be discussing The Art Forger  by Barbara A. Shapiro while enjoying some light refreshments.  New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about.  Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here  in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.

art forgerAlmost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum–still the largest unsolved art theft in history–one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece–the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years–may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing–and not seeing–the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

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International Center Trolley Tour at North Hill Library

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The City of Akron generously provided the green trolley to welcome new refugees and immigrants to our North Hill neighborhood.  What a great way to travel!

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Monthly tours of the fire station, local businesses, banks, and other organizations are planned to welcome our newest immigrants. These tours are part of a new program that the city and its community partners hope to continue.

 

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Sally Bailey shows visitors from the International Center how to use the book drop to return items when the library is closed.    No need to have late fees!

 

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Drumming at North Hill

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On Wednesday, July 23, master drummer Elec Simon brought two of his new drummer friends to entertain everyone at North Hill Branch Library.  Their drumming rhythms made the audience of children and parents bounce.  All of the children had the opportunity to share their hidden musical talents as Elec invited them to feel the rhythms.

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PAWS Celebrates North Hill’s 10th Anniversary

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Brave Maria Klesta, North Hill PSA, gets into the spirit  - and the costume – of PAWS, the library mascot. Maria posed for pictures and used her enormous paws to high-five children who came for the celebration and craft program.  Below, Leland helps PAWS feel secure.

 

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Magic with Rick Smith, Jr.

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Rick Smith Jr., a professional magician and Guinness World Record Holder, visited North Hill last Wednesday for a spectacular show! Filled with card tricks and magic galore, his performance left the audience asking for more and inspired many to try their very own tricks with friends and family at home.

 

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Fun-filled Activities in the Nature Connect Courtyard

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Stop in and visit our new Nature Connect interactive garden in our Courtyard.

Parents!  Sign out a packet at the North Hill Circulation desk with fun-filled activities and questions to engage your children.

 

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Free Computer Classes: Excel Series

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Free Computer Classes at North Hill Branch Library     July 21-24  2-3:30 pm

Join us the week of July 21 for hands-on computer classes.  This round of classes will be series on the Excel program.  Classes are free, hands-on, and limited to 15 participants.

Monday, July 21–Excel I

Tuesday, July 22–Excel II

Thursday, July 24–Excel III

 

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August Evening Book Discussion

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Monday, August 4  6:30 pm  

Book: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore  by Robin Sloan

Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on August 4 at 6:30 p.m.   We will be discussing Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore  by Robin Sloan while enjoying some light refreshments.  New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about.  Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here  in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.

bookstoreA gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life–mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone–and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead “checking out” impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he’s embarked on a complex analysis of the customers’ behavior and roped his friends into helping to figure out just what’s going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore. With irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary adventure story for the twenty-first century, evoking both the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or a young Umberto Eco, but with a unique and feisty sensibility that’s rare to the world of literary fiction. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave, a modern-day cabinet of wonders ready to give a jolt of energy to every curious reader, no matter the time of day.

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