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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 “Pirate ships spot the difference” challenge for a chance to win a small prize in November.

Holiday Toy Drive

Through December 7. 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.

Travel Talk: Paris Sans Air Conditioning!

Kelly spent the summer of 2018 realizing a lifelong dream of living in Paris. Experiencing Bastille Day celebrations, France winning the Word Cup and watching the final day of the Tour de France bicycle race were exciting events in a hot, hot summer across the pond. Kelly will share stories and photos of the City of Light in a fascinating travel talk. Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.

Story Times

Baby Time

Thursdays, November 7-November 21, 10:15 a.m.

Baby Time features books, bounces, songs, and bubbles followed by a playtime. For children 24 months and under.

Toddler and Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, November 7-November 21, 11:30 a.m.

Story time features stories, rhymes, music, sometimes flannels, and bubbles followed by a playtime, for children ages 2-5 with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent, or caregiver.

Craft Beer and Brewing with R. Shea

Ron Shea of R Shea Brewing Co. in the Cuyahoga Valley will explain the process (and science) behind brewing craft beer. Learn the difference between a blonde, an IPA and a stout, and what goes into creating each unique brew. Ron will also share tips for better home brewing. You won’t want to miss this tasty talk. No alcohol will be served at this program. Thursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.

Nordonia Hills Trivia Night

Test your knowledge in our trivia night! Teams of up to six admitted. Smaller groups are welcome, and may be combined into larger teams. Pizza and refreshments will be served and prizes awarded for the winning teams! Registration is strongly suggested, as only ten teams of six will be admitted. Friday, November 8, 7-9 p.m.

Teens Do Something

Need volunteer hours? Join us Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the projects we’ll be doing are making library decorations, cleaning shelves, and making toys for Akron Children’s Hospital. Contact Miss Sue with any questions.

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 your choice of book by Jenny Colgan. Monday, November 11 at 2 p.m.

Dungeons and Dragons

We are gathering Mondays, November 11 & 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join our quest at your own peril! For more information, please ask Mistress Sue

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, November 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, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.

After School Program

Grades K-5 can join us one Wednesday of the month after school at 4 pm for some fun activities. On Wednesday, November 13 at 4 p.m. build a tower from cups and craft sticks.

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, November 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, November 14 at 2 p.m. to discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

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, November 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.

Messy Monday

Join us for some messy fun, one Monday a month at 6 p.m. Remember to wear some old clothes, you may get messy. We will do watercolor circle art on Monday, November 18 at 6 p.m.

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, November 20.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. To schedule your lifesaving appointment, visit online at RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code ‘Nordonialibrary’ or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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, November 26, 6 p.m.

DIY: Crafty Christmas

We’re back for our 11th season of fun and affordable gift giving ideas. Learn to create your own holiday gifts on virtually any budget. For teens (8th grade and up) and adults. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so registration is required. Tuesday, December 3, 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, December 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nordonia Hills Branch Library Holiday Open House

Join us for a family holiday open house. We’ll have a make-and-take craft, festive face painting, refreshments and a special musical performance by Rushwood Elementary students at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 1-4 p.m.

Family Night

Family of all ages join together for some great crafts. One Monday a month at 6 p.m. Monday, December 9 – Bring your little fingers and make a fingerprint ornament to remember how small they once were.

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