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March - April 2015

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MARCH/APRIL 2015

LIBRARY HOURS
Tues. through Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday evening 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Board:  Niki Knapp, Dotty Zales, Ryan Schuknecht,  Mindy Smykle and Kerry Barrett

The Staff:  Jeannie Frerichs, Mary Campbell, Rodney Anderson

Volunteers:  Carol Pies, Pat Dennison, Sally Miller, Lisa Clarey, Nancy Tindall, Lora Pierce

FAMILY GAME DAY
On the first Wednesday, October through April, the library meeting room is open for Game Day from 2:30 to 4:30.  Play Wii, board games, puzzles, and family games. Bring your own or use what is offered at the library.

AKRON BOOK CLUB
3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.
March 17 – ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan.  British family saga that covers an upper-class girl’s half-innocent mistake that ruins lives and her adulthood in the shadow of that mistake.
April 21 – END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB by Will Schwalbe. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a ‘book club’ that brings them together as her life comes to a close.

Preschool Story Time
2nd and 4th TUESDAY
This year’s theme is COLORS.  Come to story times at 10 a.m. for stories, songs and fun!
Mar 10 – RED
Mar 24 – GOLD
Apr 14 – ALL colors
Apr 28 – ALL colors


Upcoming event - Paranormal presentation
Sponsored by THE AKRON MUSEUM and THE AKRON LIBRARY
More information to be released as more details are known


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New Non-Fiction

GI BRIDES: the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love by Duncan Barrett.
AN ILLUSTRATED A-Z HISTORY OF TRACTORS: Features 28 of the Greatest Tractor Manufacturers in the World, including Caterpillar, Deutz, Ford, International Harvester, John Deere, and Massey-Ferguson by Mirco DeCet.
13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE DON’T DO: take back your power, embrace change, face your fears, and train your brain for happiness and success by Amy Morin.
RESILIENCE: two sisters and a story of mental illness by Jessie Close.
THE OPPOSITE OF SPOILED: raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money by Ron Lieber.



The Akron Library has DVDs to check out.  These are free for four days and $1 for each day after that.  Some new titles include MARLEY AND ME:  HACHI, a dog’s tale: TURNER AND HOOCH: GREASE: HEAVEN IS FOR REAL; 12 YEARS A SLAVE.  

The library also has television series for checkout.  They are free for one week and $1 for each day after that.  Newer titles include DUCK DYNASTY, HART OF DIXIE, and DOWNTON ABBEY.

Dinosaur Fund Raiser
All the dinosaurs that found shelter at the Akron Public Library this winter have now gone to new homes and in their places are brand new dinosaur books.  “Thanks to the generous donations of Akron dinosaur lovers young and older, our non-fiction dinosaur book collection has been completely refurbished!” said children’s librarian Mary Campbell.  The library now has dinosaurs from A to Z, with fossils and facts galore in between.


New Fiction

HUSH by Karen Robards.
DIE AGAIN: a Rizzoli & Isles novel by Tess Gerritsen
A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith.
THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme C. Simsion.
BEFORE I GO by Colleen Oakley.
BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty.  
TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann Krentz.
INSATIABLE APPETITES by Stuart Woods.
THE ASSASSINATION OPTION: a clandestine operations novel by W. E. B. Griffin.
STEADFAST HEART by Tracie Peterson.
COLD COLD HEART by Tami Hoag.
FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen.
PRIVATE VEGAS by James Patterson.
REVIVAL by Stephen King.
A PLACE CALLED HARMONY by Jodi Thomas.
FIRE FLOWERS by Ben Byrne.
THE FIRST WIFE by Erica Spindler.
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah.
THE SAME SKY by Amanda Eyre Ward.
MOTIVE by Jonathan Kellerman.
WHERE TRUST LIES by Janette Oke.
AFTER I’M GONE by Laura Lippman.
PRODIGAL SON by Danielle Steel.
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Jeffery Archer.
A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD by Anne Tyler.
HUSH HUSH by Laura Lippman.
THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY by Susan Mallory.
               
          “And as I dwell within my book, my heart
            and my imagination takes flight.”

                by Josie Lajeunesse Lombardi


BULLETIN BOARD DISPLAYS

Tami Small of Akron will be displaying her PHOTOGRAPHY during the month of MARCH.  Small has a passion for photography that began years ago.  She especially enjoys nature shots and will have photos of lightning, sunrises and sunsets plus a controlled burn.  She is also holding a fund raiser for the library in connection with her display by selling copies of her prints with all proceeds going to the library.  

Judy Zoeller of rural Ireton will feature her OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTINGS during the month of APRIL.  Zoeller has shown her paintings at the Plymouth County Fair and took Grand Champion in 2014.  She is self-taught with this artistic ability but she enjoys attending Active Generation in Sioux City once a week where a group of people meet and paint and get constructive comments from an instructor.


Unlimited possibilities @ your library: celebrate National Library Week April 12-18