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It’s Christmas Cookie time! December 10, 2016

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Have you ever wondered why cookies are such a big part of our Christmas celebrations?  The original Christmas cookie may have been gingerbread.  In Europe in the 1500s, the baking of gingerbread was only allowed by guildsman–professional bakers.  But at Christmas time, these rules were relaxed and the common people were allowed to bake gingerbread in their homes for a special treat.  We’re not restricted to once a year, but this is the time to make those delicious recipes that have been in the family for years, and to try new recipes and start new traditions.  We have plenty of books to help!





Latest Additions! December 6, 2016

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It may be a rainy day, but at least it’s not snowing. Get out of the rain and come see us at the library. Here are the latest additions to the Reading Room:








Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Walk off that Thanksgiving Dinner! November 25, 2016

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Turkey day is over, and now we’re the ones who are stuffed!  The weather is still pretty mild by Cleveland standards, so why not get outside while you still can?  We are fortunate to live near one of the greatest park systems in the U.S.–the Cleveland Metroparks.  Also known as the Emerald Necklace, the Cleveland Metroparks include more than 23,000 acres of land on which there are hundreds of miles of walking, bicycle and horse trails.  Take advantage of one of Northeast Ohio’s greatest resources today! Visit the Cleveland Metroparks website for hiking and walking maps and more information  http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Recreation/Hiking-and-Walking-12.aspx.



Famous Birthdays in November- check them out! November 14, 2016

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Famous Authors Born in November–Come check them out!

Margaret Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949)

Gone With the Wind

Carl Sagan  (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996)


Contact and the The Demon-Haunted World

Neil Gaiman (November 10, 1960- present)


American Gods, Coraline, and Stardust.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007)


Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle.

Robert Louis Stevenson (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894)


Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island.

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888)


Little Women, and the sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys.

Madeleine L’Engle (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007)


A Wrinkle in Time

Clive Staples Lewis (November 29 1898 – November 22, 1963)


Chronicles of Narnia series.

Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)


Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn



Latest Additions! November 4, 2016

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That was an intense game 7 of the World Series. The Indians did their best to win, but could not beat the Cubs. There’s always next year, Indians fans! Now that you’re not busy watching the baseball games, come see us at the library and check out the latest additions to the Reading Room including:








Election Day is almost here! November 1, 2016

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Leaves are falling, the furnace is on (for some of us!), the Tribe is still playing (and hopefully will be World Series Champions tonight!), and only 7 more days until the election. More than 22 million people have already voted through early voting and absentee ballot.  If you are one of the millions of Americans planning to show up at the polls next Tuesday, plan to show up informed.  Voting hours are 6:30 am-7:30 pm. You can view and print your own personal sample ballot and find your voting location through the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website at www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us  Also, be prepared and bring one form of identification with you to the polls.  Acceptable ID in Ohio include:

  • A current and valid photo identification card (e.g., driver’s license or state ID) OR
  • A military identification OR
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and current address.

Happy Voting!


Latest Additions October 21, 2016

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It is starting to feel and look like fall. I took a drive through Ohio last weekend, and the scenery was beautiful with all the fall colors on the trees. This week you can feel it as the cool temperature has caused me to turn the heat on. If you enjoy relaxing, and reading a good book in the fall, check out these latest additions to the Reading Room:





Enjoy reading!


First comes a Debate, Second comes a book! September 26, 2016

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Like many Americans, you may be planning to watch the first Presidential Debate tonight at 9pm between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. After all the dust has cleared, come check out the Biography section here in the library to read about the past presidents. Browse the New Nonfiction displays, I think I see a new book about Clinton and Trump every week! There are many titles on Audiobooks and the OverDrive and Hoopla applications in case you would rather listen than read.


Happy Birthday George! September 20, 2016

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Today is author George R. R. Martin’s birthday! Commonly known for his (still in progress) book series Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin has a long list of books including the Dreamsongs series, Hedge Knight series, Game of Thrones comic books and graphic novels, and the contribution to the Wild Cards series.

Grab one of his books in the Science Fiction and Fantasy section at the library and celebrate what amazing talent was born on this day, 68 years ago!


Cozy up to the Bonfire! September 15, 2016

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Tonight seems like it might be the perfect night for a bonfire! Which is one of the good things when the change from summer to fall happens. Reading a book next to a bonfire is good too. Stop by the library tomorrow to grab a book from the New Fiction, Romance, Mystery or SciFi/ Fantasy displays. We still have the Recommended by your Neighbors display, check out what favorite books were read during the Summer Reading Program! Hopefully, tomorrow night is as cool as it is tonight so you can enjoy the evening air! Happy Reading!