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9458 Olde Eight Road
Northfield, OH 44067
(330) 467-8595
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Library Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 12 Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays – Closed

Contact: Katie Hughes
Sue Huston
Melissa Recco
Shannon Wood

Monthly Challenges
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 July, complete a droid word search.

Mind, Body, & Sole Summer Reading Club
A Universe of Stories! Sign up for our reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. Read, live active, and win prizes. Sign up at the Library today! Mind Body & Sole will run through July 27.

Writers’ Guild of Nordonia Hills
Writers wanted! New writers and old hands welcome: fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between. Have your work critiqued and give feedback to others in a fun and friendly environment. Please bring a sample of your work to share. Light snacks provided. Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 17.

Teen Café
Join us for our special summer reading club programs for teens! For students going into grade 5 and up. Thursdays, July 11 through July 25 at 2 p.m.
July 18 –Curled-up Kitty –Create a cat or your own creature out of paper.
July 25 – Hidden Storage – Construct a place to hide all your treasures.

Kayaking the Cuyahoga
Kayaking has become more popular in Northeast Ohio in the last several years, due in part to changes to the Cuyahoga River that have made it more kayak-friendly. Learn the best places to kayak in Summit and Cuyahoga Counties, what kind of equipment you’ll need and a bit about the history (and exciting future) of the Cuyahoga River. Presented by Ryan Ainger, kayak enthusiast and Park Ranger with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.

Nordonia Hill Game Time
Join our 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, July 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join fellow local players – Sharpen your intellect – Enjoy the social aspects of games. Refreshments served. No registration necessary.

Teens Do Something
This is a great way for students in 5th through 12th grades to volunteer. We will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on select days to do a different type of project. Please contact us for more details. Mondays, July 22.

Dungeons and Dragons
We are gathering Monday, July 22 at 6 p.m. Join our quest at your own peril! For more information, please ask Mistress Sue.

School Age Fun!
Join us for our special summer reading club programs for students grades K – 5! Tuesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. Join us as we laugh, learn, and have some fun!
July 23 – Sogbety Diomande entertains with rhythm and drums.

Eldercare Options and How to Pay for It
This presentation from the CarePatrol Team of NE Ohio will explain the many options that seniors need to consider as they go through the aging process, how much these options cost and how is it possible to pay for these options. Other important information will also be shared that will allow seniors and their families to have the necessary information to make the right choices in the years ahead, as everyone’s journey through the aging process is uniquely different.  This is an engaging presentation where attendees are welcome to bring their questions. Tuesday, July 23, 6 p.m.

Mystery Book Discussion
The Mystery Book Lovers discussion group is an informal group of adult mystery readers. Our next discussion will be on The The Good Girl by Mary Kubica on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 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, July 30, 6 p.m.

The Beatles in Cleveland
Relive the excitement of Beatlemania as John, Paul, George and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, out of control concerts in Beatles – and rock ‘n’ roll – history. Author Dave Schwensen will take you behind the scenes and on stage with The Fab Four through insider stories, rare concert films, never-before published photos and memorabilia. The evening’s highlights include films of The Beatles riotous concerts at Cleveland Public Hall in 1964 and Municipal Stadium in 1966. Books and concert t-shirts will be available for purchase and author signing at a special library discount price following the program. Tuesday, July 30, 6 p.m.

Crafters’ Corner
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, August 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Night
Family of all ages join together for some great crafts. One Monday a month at 6 p.m. Monday, August 5 – Make a boat that really floats.

From Golf Course to Conservation Area: the Transformation of Valley View
A few years ago, Summit Metro Parks acquired the Valley View Golf Course in Akron, Ohio. Now known as our Valley View Conservation Area, the acquisition connects Gorge, Sand Run, and Cascade Valley Parks into a SuperPark. Staff at Metro Parks are busy working to restore the area to a natural area for fish, wildlife and ultimately people. Come learn what is happening behind the scenes at Valley View with Mike Johnson, Chief of Conservation, Summit Metro Parks. Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.

Coffee & Conversation Book Discussion
Join us for some great conversation with your fellow Nordonia Hills readers! Our next discussion is Thursday, August 8, 2 p.m. to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

Summer Jazz Series – Moustache Yourself – Gypsy Jazz
Moustache Yourself, Northeast Ohio’s leading gypsy jazz quartet, will play an eclectic mix of songs in the gypsy jazz style, an old-world sound made famous in the 1930s by guitarist Django Reinhardt. Gypsy jazz, also known as gypsy swing, hot club jazz, or by its French name, “Jazz Manouche”, is a musical style made famous in the 1930s by guitarist Django Reinhardt. Northeast Ohio’s leading gypsy jazz quartet, Moustache Yourself, incorporates this style into an eclectic mix of songs, including original compositions with a unique American Bebop influence. Musicians are clarinetist Brad Wagner, bassist Matthew DeRubertis, and guitarists Brent Hamker and Jeremy Jones. Their infectious rhythm and exotic melodies will capture your soul and transport you to a different time and place. Enjoy this rare treat of old world sounds!  Thursday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.

Build it!
Whether you build by yourself or with a friend, use your imagination to build something with blocks or Legos. Friday, August 9, 4 p.m.

Monday Casual Reads
Join us the second Monday of each month for book discussions, fun, and sharing with fellow light reading lovers. We will discuss The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-Mccoy on Monday, August 12 at 2 p.m.

Stitch Clique
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, August 13, 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, August 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Socrates Café
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, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. 16 & over, please.

For more information call the Nordonia Hills Library at 330-467-8595 or visit the library at 9458 Olde Eight Rd. Email us at nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org