Nordonia Hills Branch Library Events as of June 5th

Nordonia Hills Branch 

Visit or call 330.467.8595 to register where required.


Summer Sesquicentennial Celebration

Saturday, June 8, 2-4 pm

All ages are invited to join us to celebrate the library’s 150th birthday and to kick off summer reading with live performances, yummy treats, and more. Free Kona Ice treats will be available while supplies last.

2 pm – The Bubble Lady

3 pm – Celtic Rush


Adult Programs


Get Tech Help

June 11, 10am-5pm

These sessions are designed to assist with software support or Internet training. First-come, first-served. No registration required. Stop by to get technical help from a Technology Trainer at the Nordonia Hills Branch. No registration is required.  Assistance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Socrates Café

Adult Discussion and Philosophical Exploration

Wednesdays, June 12, July 10, 6:30 pm

A regular gathering of adults engaging in great conversation, exploring current events, thoughtful ideas, and reasoned debates. Take part, or just listen to the discussion! No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading. For adults.


Coffee and Conversation 

Thursday Book Discussion

A monthly meeting to discuss fiction and nonfiction titles in a casual group setting. Copies of each title will be available at the Nordonia Hills Branch Library one month prior to the discussion. 

June 13 – The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan 

August 08 – After Annie by Anna Quindlen


Casual Reads

Light fiction book club

The second Monday of each month at 2 pm, we will get together to discuss light fiction books. Copies of each title will be available at the Nordonia Hills Branch Library one month prior to the discussion.

June 10 – Readers’ Choice

July 8 – The Librarianist by Patrick Dewitt


Nordonia Hills Game Time – Board Games for Everyone

Saturdays, June 15, July 20, August 17, 10 am

Play games including chess, board and Euro games, role-playing games, mah-jongg, and regular and trading card games. All ages welcome.


Writer’s Guild of Nordonia Hills Writing group for aspiring writers

 June 19, July 17, August 21, 6:30 pm  

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.


Intro to Rain Barrels

Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 pm

Join representatives from Summit Soil and Water Conservation District to learn about what rain barrels are, the benefits they provide, and how to set up your own. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.467.8595.


Mystery Book Discussion

Mystery lovers book club

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Join us to discuss a good mystery. Copies of each title will be available at the Nordonia Hills Branch Library one month prior to the discussion. Please register.

Titles are as follows:

June 26- None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

July 31 – Speaking of Murder by Les Roberts


Children’s Program


Baby Time

Thursdays, June 6, June 13, July 11, July 18, 10:15 a.m.

Baby Time features books, bounces, songs, and bubbles followed by a playtime. Baby Time is for ages 2 and under. Register online, by phone, or in person.


Story Time

Thursdays, June 6, June 13, July 11, July 18, 11:30 a.m.

Story time features stories, rhymes, music, sometimes flannels, and bubbles followed by a playtime.

Story Time is for children ages 3-5. Register online, by phone, or in person


Paws for Reading

Tuesdays, June 11, July 9, August 13, 6:30 p.m.

Mondays, June 24, July 22, August 26, 6:30 p.m.

Read a book to a certified therapy dog. Bring a book or read one of ours! This is a terrific way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. Register online, by phone, or in person


School Age Programs


Summer Reading Fun

Tuesdays at 2 pm 

Tuesdays June 11-July 23, at 2 pm, join us as we laugh, learn, and have some fun.

Seating limited. Tickets are available, first come first serve, 30 minutes prior to the program.

June 11– Lindsay Bonilla -Come get involved in a wonderful storytelling from a local author.

June 18- Alans Magic-Watch Jason and Stacy as they share their special brand of magic

June 25-Outback Ray- Enjoy a hands-on event for kids of all ages. See captive-born exotic animals up close and personal

July 2- Bingo!

July 9- Art Sparks- Put your dancing shoes on and be ready to “dance to the music”

July 16- Akron Zoo-Don’t miss out when the ZooMobile stops by the library with some of our zoo friends

July 23-Jen O’Herrron Hang out and learn about some scaled creatures from “A Girl with Scales


Messy Monday

Join us for some messy fun at 6:15pm. Remember to wear some old clothes, you may get messy. Register online, by phone, or in person.

June 17-Cotton balls throw painting

July 15-Camping Lantern Craft using recycled plastic container, tissue paper, pipe cleaner, and a LED candle.


Thrilling Thursdays 

Thursday, 4 pm 

Join us after school at 4 pm for some fun activities.

June 20-Build your own adventure with Legos.

July 25- Hex Bugs-Design a maze with different pathways and obstacles out of various materials and then use the hex bugs to see how they respond.

August 22- Paper Circuits-Learn the basics of circuits and make your artwork light up.


Teen Programs 


Dungeons and Dragons

Second & Fourth Mondays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22

Join our quest at your own peril! Bring your dice and your tankard. Snacks provided. For more information, please ask Mistress Sue.


Teen Café 

Join us every Wednesday at 2 pm during June and July. Each time, we’ll try something new – maybe a craft, a recipe, or a newfound skill.
June 12 – Create a flying butterfly card to amaze and delight family and friends.
June 19 – Make peanut butter cups as good as Reese’s.
June 26 – Create a clay chia pet and let it grow.
July 3 – Compete in the 12th Annual Paper Airplane Contest and Win Fantastic Prizes!
July 10 – Twist and Shout! We’re making twisted candles.
July 17 –Bubble science and art.
July 24 – Join Miss Sue for Pizza and Games.


Teen Lit Loot

Grades 6-12 are invited to register for our book box service: Lit Loot! Each box will contain two books and an assortment of goodies. Register in person, or by phone at330-467-8595.

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