9458 Olde Eight Road
Northfield, OH 44067
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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday, 12 Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays – Closed
Contact: Patrick Manning
For Grades K-5 – Monthly challenges will be located in children’s area. Complete the challenge for a chance to win a small prize. For the December project, try your hand at the Christmas/holiday questionnaire!
Holiday Toy Drive
In partnership with The Emergency Assistance Center of Northfield, the Library is hosting a holiday toy drive. Brand new toys still in the original packaging and gifts for teenagers (such as spirit wear, socks, lotion, etc.) are requested. Drop off donations in the Library lobby. November 13 – December 9.
Don’t Share Your Jewels with Fools: Finding Your Creative Way While Keeping Your Spark
We welcome back author Gary Ockunzzi, together with Dr. Neal May, for a discussion on dodging the pitfalls of self-professed experts; ways to avoid being ripped off; how to stick to your goals; how to keep your creative or artistic hopes and inspirations vibrant; and not cast away your confidence. Registration is suggested. Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m.
Teens Do Something
Need volunteer hours? Join us one Saturday a month from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and drop in at any time. The next meeting will be on Saturday, December 9. Some of the projects we’ll be doing are making library decoration, creating busy bags for Akron Children’s Hospital, and cleaning library books and shelves. Any questions please ask Miss Sue.
Monday Casual Reads
Join us the second Monday of each month for reader-to-reader book discussions, fun, and sharing with fellow light reading lovers. We will discuss A Baxter Family Christmas, by Karen Kingsbury, on Monday, December 11 at 2 p.m.
Messy Monday is one Monday a month. We will make an ice cream cone Christmas tree on December 11 at 6 p.m.
Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and yarn and stitch the evening away. Join us the second Tuesday of each month for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and more. Refreshments will be served. Tuesday, December 12, 6-8 p.m.
Paws for Reading
Read a book to Edmund, a certified therapy dog. Bring a book or read one of ours! This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.
Cookies and Conversation
The second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m., meet to talk about what’s going on your life, school, town or the world. We’ll discuss philosophy, current events or whatever is on the group’s mind. And remember we have cookies! Wednesday, December 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Interested in candid, thought-provoking conversation? Join your fellow patrons at the Socrates Café, an informal adult discussion that takes place each month here at the library. The Cafe opens on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. 16 & over, please.
Coffee & Conversation Book Discussion
Join us for some great conversation with your fellow Nordonia Hills readers! Our afternoon book discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Our next discussion is Thursday, December 14 at 2 p.m. We will discuss Vinegar Girl, by Anne Tyler.
The Holly and the Ivy: Christmas Customs and Traditions
Ever wonder why we kiss under the mistletoe? What do holly, ivy, and evergreen trees have to do with Christmas? Who thought up Santa Claus? You will find the answers to these questions and more as actor/storyteller Sara Showman takes you on a journey that explores beloved Christmas customs. Along the way, you will hear folk tales, religious stories and mythology, as well as Christmas songs. Registration is suggested. Refreshments served. Thursday, December 14, 7 p.m.
Nordonia Hills Game Time
The library hosts a regular gaming “meet-up” each month for patrons who enjoy board games, cards, chess, role-playing, war games, and collectible card games. The next meet-up will be on Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join fellow local players – Sharpen your intellect – Enjoy the social aspects of games. Refreshments are served. No registration is necessary.
Join our program for families of all ages! One Monday a month at 6:30 p.m. we’ll get together for some great crafts. Monday, December 18 – come and make a beautiful ornament.
Teen Mini Makerspace
For students in grade 5 and up. One Tuesday a month at 6:30 p.m. we will get together and create using a different medium each time. Tuesday, December 19 – create an ornament using multiple mediums.
An interactive group for discussing all things cooking, comparing recipes, and trying new eats. Third Tuesday of each month. Tuesday, December 19, 7 p.m.
After School Club
We will make a pine cone skier craft on Wednesday, December 20 at 4 p.m.
Discover Jazz with Curtis Taylor
Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor will discuss jazz music, the trumpet, and perform live as part of a jazz duo. Questions and audience participation is encouraged. Registration is suggested. Refreshments served. Seats are first-come, first-seated. Wednesday, December 20, 7 p.m.
Adult Coloring Night
Bring your own coloring book or choose from provided coloring pages and spend the evening relaxing and coloring with new friends. Tuesday, December 26, 6 p.m.
Mystery Book Discussions
The Mystery Book Lovers discussion group is an informal group of adult mystery readers. Our next discussion will be Before the Fall by Noah Hawley on Wednesday, December 27 at 7 p.m.
Wellness Yoga: Yoga Off the Mat
Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga. No mat is needed – stretches are done standing or in a chair. Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 minutes early so that class may begin on time. This class is limited to twenty participants, and registration is strongly suggested. Wednesdays, January 3, 17; February 7, 21, 6:30 p.m.
Join your fellow craft enthusiasts for daylong fun. Bring your own supplies. All crafts welcome. Lots of table space to spread out. Refreshments served. Come for an hour or the entire day. Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our library podcast, On Nonfiction, is available for listening on iTunes, and at http://nordoniahillslibrary.podomatic.com
For more information call the Nordonia Hills Library at 330-467-8595 or visit the library at 9458 Olde Eight Rd. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org