Monday, October 6 6:30 pm Book: Delicious by Ruth Reichl
Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing Delicious by Ruth Reichl 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.
Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller. Through her restaurant reviews, where she celebrated the pleasures of a well-made meal, and her bestselling memoirs that address our universal feelings of love and loss, Reichl has achieved a special place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, with this magical debut novel, she has created a sumptuous, wholly realized world that will enchant you. Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Away from her family, particularly her older sister, Genie, Billie feels like a fish out of water–until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. She is also seduced by the vibrant downtown food scene, especially by Fontanari’s, the famous Italian food shop where she works on weekends. Then Delicious! is abruptly shut down, but Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. To Billie’s surprise, the lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, Billie finds a cache of letters written during World War II by Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love. Praise for Tender at the Bone “While all good food writers are humorous . . . few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl.”–The New York Times Book Review “A poignant, yet hilarious, collection of stories about people [Reichl] has known and loved, and who, knowingly or unknowingly, steered her on the path to fulfill her destiny as one of the world’s leading food writers.”–Chicago Sun-Times Praise for Comfort Me with Apples “The book’s charm emerges through Reichl’s writing, her observations and her amazing ability to capture people in a few memorable sentences. . . . You just have to read it.”–USA Today “Reads not like life described but like life lived . . . Each story affirms [Reichl's] desire to get beyond the surface, even as she celebrates its unlikely depths.”–The New York Times.
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.
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.
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.
Almost 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.