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9458 Olde Eight Road
Northfield, OH 44067
(330) 467-8595
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Library Hours:
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
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 the May project, help us with our Story Quilt!

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, May 16.

Nordonia Hills 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, May 19, 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.

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, May 19. Some of the projects we’ll be doing are making library decorations, creating busy bags for Akron Children’s Hospital, and cleaning library books and shelves.

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. On Tuesday, May 21 – design your own bookmark.

After School Club
On Wednesday, May 23 at 4 p.m., we will make Kandinsky circle art.

Mystery Book Discussions
The Mystery Book Lovers discussion group is an informal group of adult mystery readers. Our next discussion will be American Gods by Neil Gaiman on Wednesday, May 23 at 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, May 29, 6 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. Registration is strongly suggested. Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 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, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 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. Tuesdays, June 5, 19; July 10, 24; August 21, 28, 6:30 p.m.

Yoga for Kids
Join Nirvana Yoga for some yoga fun. Ages 2-7. Registration is appreciated. Thursdays, June 7, July 19, and August 16, 11 a.m.

Teen Mini Makerspace
For students going into grade 5 and up. Thursdays at 2 p.m.
June 7 – We are using wool to create a felted emoji keyring.
June 14 – Come & do some sandpaper printing.
June 21 – Adam Pate associate will demonstrate and teach us how to do Caricatures.
June 28 – 6th Annual Paper Airplane Races! Come race your designs against other worthy opponents.
July 5 – Create a beach chair to hold your phone.
July 12 – We’re constructing a duct tape pencil case.
July 19 – Duct tape is the medium again. Come and make a geometric planter.
July 26 – How good is your memory? Come play book cover memory.

Surf’s Up – Beach Music of the 60s
Bill Brauning presents a special summer multimedia program highlighting the instrumental surf music of the 1960’s, plus the vocal music of the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and many others. Registration suggested. Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m.

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 “reader’s choice” of a book to celebrate our 12th anniversary on Monday, June 11 at 2 p.m.

Family Night
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. On Monday, June 11 – Join Miss Sue and create a floating ball.

School Age Fun!
Tuesdays at 2 p.m. For students in Kindergarten – 5th grade.
June 12- Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas will share his drawing talents and show us how he draws some of his cartoons.
June 19 – Lindsay Bonilla, interactive storyteller from World of Difference, will share some wonderful stories.
June 26 – Outback Ray will bring some of his amazing animal friends.
July 3 – Bingo.
July 10 – The magic of David Anthony.
July 17 – Juggler Matt Jergens.
July 24 – Music by a D.J. from One T Entertainment.

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, June 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, June 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, June 13 at 3:30 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, June 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 next discussion is Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m. We will discuss Dreamland by Sam Quinones.

Messy Monday
Messy Monday is one Monday a month. We will do bouncing ball painting on Monday, June 18 at 6 p.m.

Living Mindfully: An Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness
In a world that can feel increasingly chaotic and divisive, meditation provides a path home to your true peaceful and compassionate self. This presentation includes an introduction to the concepts and practices related to meditation and mindfulness, a discussion of the benefits of developing a personal practice, and a brief guided meditation to introduce participants to the experience of meditating. Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.

Branch Podcast
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 nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org