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Organize Your Life and Home September 8, 2016

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If you are like me, you can always use new techniques or ideas for organizing your house. Come to the library tonight for the Organizing Your and Home Life program at 7pm. Professional organizer Ann Shenk will be stopping by to present way to help anyone at any stage of organizing. Can’t make it tonight, check out the display of organizational books week have near the Reference Desk or head over to the 648 call numbers to find a variety of books to assist you.

-Gina

Happy Labor Day! September 2, 2016

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Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Growing up, it was an extra day off of school and a time for family parties. Labor Day was first observed on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. Twelve years later President Grover Cleveland signed into law that the first Monday in September was designated a legal holiday for federal employees. For most, it may be extra day to be with family and friends, but it can also be time to finish reading a summer book or catch up on T.V. shows before the fall season begins. Regardless the reason, come on into the library and grab a book to read or a T.V. show to watch. Remember, RRPL will be closed Sunday and Monday in observance of Labor Day but back to the usual fall schedule Tuesday at 9am.

-Gina

 

Rain, Rain, Rain August 13, 2016

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What an odd summer it has been for the weather. If you would like to get more in-tune with your inner meteorologist, take a look at some of our weather related books, just wander over to the 551.5s in the nonfiction section. If all this heat is not your thing, jump to 919.8 for some Arctic expeditions to cool down.  Soon you will be so knowledgeable about the weather that you will be setting up a green screen and wowing friends and family with your daily weather reports!

August already!!? August 5, 2016

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Yikes, I can’t believe August is upon us already! Although summer will be winding down, there are still things to be excited about. The Olympics start this week, the Indians are still in first in the Central, and if you are a fair lover the Cuyahoga County Fair starts Monday. If you are feeling adventurous and looking for the perfect way to wrap up the summer, check out our “August is American Adventures Month” display for some great ideas.

Do It Yourself…? April 25, 2016

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Reading about home improvement projects and decorating on the internet is always interesting, but sometimes a good old-fashioned paper magazine is the way to go.

You’re invited to stop by and browse the various magazines available for checkout.

Architectural Digest

Better Homes & Gardens

Elle Decor

Family Handyman

HGTV Magazine

House Beautiful

Old House Journal

Popular Mechanics*

This Old House

Traditional Home Magazine

(Despite the title, this magazine has solid interest in tools, home improvement and DIY.)*

 

Enjoy!

Emma

 

It’s time to … April 18, 2016

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spring

You’re invited to stop by and browse

RRPL’s gardening magazines including:

Better Homes & Gardens

Birds & Blooms

Country Gardens

Fine Gardening

Horticulture Magazine

Mother Earth News

Ohio Gardener

Organic Gardener

Enjoy!

~Emma

Latest Additions April 11, 2016

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Happy National Library Week!
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This week is dedicated to recognizing the important role libraries play in their community.  Not only do we have books, but we offer technology classes, free internet access, entertainment, hands-on crafting classes, story times, passport services, a community gathering space, and so much more!  Show your support for libraries by using this nifty temporary profile picture generator, and by stopping in your local library and putting us to work!

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Here’s my temporary profile picture! Oh, and my babe!

Looking for something to read? Check out some of the titles we have recently reviewed in our Reading Room.

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even the dead

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Happy reading!

Beth

 

 

 

National Library Week April 10, 2016

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April 10th-16th

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

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~Emma

National Poetry Month March 31, 2016

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You are invited to join in the celebration by writing and submitting a poem about the Library or the community. Poem submissions must be entered by email to rrpladultreference@gmail.com between April 1st-22nd with a limit of 500 words. The winner will receive a poetry memento and the poem will be published on the RRPL website. Winner will be announced Friday, April 29th. (Ages 18 and older.)

Good Luck!

~Emma

Happy International Women’s Day! March 8, 2016

Posted by Lauren in Fiction, Uncategorized, Young Adult.
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It’s International Women’s Day! March 8th is a worldwide celebration of women and their achievements and a call for gender equality.  Take today to celebrate being YOU or any of the special ladies in your life!  Last night I started reading Gloria Steinem’s latest, My Life on the Road, which feels pretty appropriate for this week.  (My signed copy was a Christmas gift!)  I tried to jot down a quick list of some of my favorite women authors and I kept thinking of writers of children’s books.  It turns out I grew up reading some pretty great women, so I mixed those in with other classics.  What women have shaped your bookshelves over the years?

jane eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

handmaid's tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

little house

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

murder on the orient

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

julie wolves

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

harriet the spy

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

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Stepping on the Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn

from the mixed up files

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L Konigsburg

~Lauren