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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 September, spot the difference in the pirate ships.

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, September 18.

Medicare 101: Navigating the Medicare Maze

Are you new to Medicare? Turning 65 soon? Leaving a company plan? This seminar will help you understand Medicare, what it covers and what it doesn’t. You will learn the difference between Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plans. Thursday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.

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, September 21, 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.

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, September 24, 6 p.m.

“Behind the Scenes of the Noodle Shop mysteries” – Vivien Chien Author Talk

Join local author Vivien Chien for a discussion on creating a setting within a setting, making an Asian community work in suburban Cleveland, the lack of recipes in a food-themed cozy, and what inspired her to write the series. Her books will be available to buy after the program. Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 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 Glass Houses by Louise Penny on Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.

Let’s go Back to the 80s – An after-hours themed dinner and interactive puzzle

It’s time to dust off those parachute pants and fire up the DeLorean. We are headed back to the 1980’s for a fun night of themed games, puzzle solving and 80’s hits. This event will consist of 4 rounds of challenging puzzles with fun mini-games and trivia in between. You are a participant in a Radio Station contest to win tickets to the concert of the decade. Are you up for the challenge? Dinner is provided, and dress up is encouraged! Registration is limited to 32 for this exciting program. Register in person starting Wednesday, September 4, at 6 p.m. Online registration will open one week after that on Thursday, Sept. 12. Friday, September 27, 7 p.m.

Pirate Party

Ahoy! Let’s celebrate talk like a pirate. We’ll read a pirate book, make a pirate craft, assemble our pirate hats and hooks, play a game, and enjoy some “fish and chips.” Saturday, September 28, 3 p.m.

Family Night

Family of all ages join together for some great crafts. One Monday a month at 6 p.m. On Monday September 30, make a modern tin masterpiece.

The Secret World of Bats

Summit Metro Parks is home to a variety of bats, from Red Bats, with bright red fur and fluffy neck manes to the big brown bat, which brings to mind those “classic” bat characteristics. Come and learn about the diversity of these seldom-seen creatures and what Summit County Metro Parks is doing to manage these rare and misunderstood mammals. Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.

On the Table Dinner and Community Discussion

A one-of-a-kind initiative where diverse residents from all walks of life gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.  It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work. Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in our county is invited to participate in this special meal and conversation. Event is limited to 12 participants. Registration begins on September 1. Thursday, October 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, October 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dungeons and Dragons

We are gathering Monday, October 7 & 28, 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, October 8, 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, October 8 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, October 9 at 4 p.m. we will make a spider web Halloween decoration.

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, October 9 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, October 10 at 2 p.m. to discuss Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin.

Teens Do Something

Need volunteer hours? Join us Saturday, October 12 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 The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes on Monday, October 14 at 2 p.m.

Basic Computer Class Series

Free hands-on computer classes! The Basic Computer Series is designed for anyone new to computers or has never had formal training. In this series you will learn how to use the mouse; keyboard; Windows 10 Operating System; save and organize files and folders; also get an introduction to the Internet. Registration is required and available three weeks prior to the start of the first class.

Basic Computer Skills Wednesday, October 16, 10:30 a.m.

Windows 10Wednesday, October 16, 2 p.m.

Organizing File FoldersThursday, October 17, 10:30 a.m.

Internet Basics – Thursday, October 17, 2 p.m.

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 pumpkin painting for Halloween on Monday, October 21 at 6 p.m. Please register by calling 330-467-8595 as space is limited.

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