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Best Adult Nonfiction of 2014

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Best Adult Nonfiction of 2014

Adult Nonfic 2014

Adult Nonfic 2014

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This Week at Mogadore Library

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Story Time Programs

storytime
Tuesday, January 27 at 10:30 am
Ages 3 and up. Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
(There will be no program March 3)

 

Teen Tuesdays

new year
Tuesday, January 27 at 3:30 pm
A hodgepodge of fun!
Grades 6 on up
New Year, New You: All about resolutions and more

 

Warm Up Akron

knitting
Tuesday, January 27 at 3:30 or 6:30 pm
Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7 or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

Pokémon Club

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 Wednesday, January 28 from 3:30 pm-4:30pm
Grades K-6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along!
Talk, trade and play everything Pokémon.
Children will be responsible for their own cards and trading will not be prohibited.

Library Babies and Tots

babies and tots
Thursday, January 29 at 10:30 am
Ages birth – 3 ½.
 Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group play time with our library friends.
(There will be no program March 5)

 

Cookbook Club

cookbook
Thursdays, January 29 at 6:00 pm

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Each month we will get together to talk about a certain cuisine, theme, or a celebrity chef.  There will be food samples or activities at every meeting. A selection of cookbooks will be available for members to borrow, or you can bring your own to discuss. Browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.
Theme: NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL COOKBOOK

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Best Middle Grade and Children’s Books of 2014

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Best Middle Grade and Children’s Books of 2014

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Best Middle Grades and Children’s Fiction 2014

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Best Young Adult Fiction of 2014

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Best Young Adult Fiction of 2014

Teen Fic 2014

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This Week at Mogadore Library

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Story Time Programs

Storytime word
Tuesday, January 20 at 10:30 am
Ages 3 and up. Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
(There will be no program March 3)

 

Teen Tuesdays

handmade-cards
Tuesday, January 20 at 3:30 pm
A hodgepodge of fun!
Grades 6 on up
Card and Journal Making: Some cards will be donated to Hattie Larlham Center

 

Investment Perspectives

investment
Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 pm

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing the “Outlook for 2015.”

Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228 to register.

 

Past Times Book Club

JULIET’S NURSE by Lois Leveen
Wednesday, January 21 at 12:00 pm

JULIET’S NURSE by Lois Leveen

 

Library Babies and Tots

babies and tots
Thursday, January 22 at 10:30 am
Ages birth – 3 ½.
 Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group play time with our library friends.
(There will be no program March 5)

 

Lego Club

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Thursday, January 22 from 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Grades K – 6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along!
Love Legos? Visit the Mogadore Branch Library to build and create with friends!

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January Staff Picks

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Cassandra’s Pick

The Lost by Sarah Beth DurstThe Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

It was only meant to be a brief detour, but then Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost on the edge of a desert, filled with things abandoned, broken and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, impassible dust storms and something explainable leads her back to Lost again and again. The residents she meets there tell her she’s going to have to figure out just what she’s missing—and what she’s running from—before she can leave. So now Lauren’s on a new search for a purpose and a destiny. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll be found….

I highly recommend this read. It has an excellent collection of characters, including the finder who just happens to find Lauren more interesting than the rest and the missing man, whose mystery disappearance causes trouble in the town. This was an unusual and thought provoking read filled with great scenery and a story I just couldn’t put down until the end. Lost is the adult debut by Durst and is first in this trilogy to be followed by the Missing.

 

 

 

Sarah’s Pick

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas ButlerShotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town–Little Wing–and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. One of them never left, still farming the family’s land that’s been tilled for generations. Others did leave, went farther afield to make good, with varying degrees of success; as a rock star, commodities trader, & rodeo stud. And seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them–both then and now–fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchase in the world. The result is a shared memory only half-recreated, riddled with culture clashes between people who desperately wish to see themselves as the unified tribe they remember, but are confronted with how things have, in fact, changed. There is conflict here between longtime buddies, between husbands and wives–told with writing that is, frankly, gut-wrenching, and even heartbreaking. But there is also hope, healing, and at times, even heroism. It is strong, American stuff, not at all afraid of showing that we can be good, too–not just fallible and compromising. Shotgun Lovesongs is a remarkable and uncompromising saga that explores the age-old question of whether or not you can ever truly come home again–and the kind of steely faith and love returning requires.

 

 

 

 

Kelly’s Pick

Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab by Daniel Sean KayeNever Underestimate a Hermit Crab by Daniel Sean Kaye

When you look into a hermit crab tank it can sometimes seem like a whole lot isn’t going on—but hermit crabs have secret lives that you wouldn’t believe! Behind those shells, they are adventurous astronauts, dancing disco dynamos, and simply love being stylish. Journey into the secret world of hermit crabs and take a look inside those shells– you can find a lot more than you’d imagine!

Great story line, great graphics, and a silly read with a moral.

 

 

 

 

Kim’s Pick

Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. BoxThree Weeks to say goodbye by C.J. Box

Jack and Melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby. Finally their dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter, Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency: Angelina’s birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights, and he wants her back. Worse, his father, a powerful Denver judge, wants him to own up to this responsibility and will use every advantage his position of power affords him to make sure it happens. When Jack and Melissa attempt to handle the situation rationally by meeting face-to-face with the father and son, it is immediately apparent that there’s something sinister about both of them and that love for Angelina is not the motivation for their actions. As Angelina’s safety hangs in the balance, Jack and Melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child. A horrifying game of intimidation and double crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where absolutely no one is safe. How far would you go to save someone you love?

 

 

 

 

Kristin’s Pick

The invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

 

 

Jessica’S Pick

Marked (A House of Night Novel)Marked (A House of Night Novel) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird’s world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire–that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny–with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

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Best Picture Books of 2014

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Best Picture Books of 2014

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Picture Books 2014

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This Week at Mogadore Library

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Story Time Programs

storytime owl

Tuesday, January 13 at 10:30 am
Ages 3 and up. Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
(There will be no program March 3)

 

Warm Up Akron

knitting
Tuesday, January 13 at 3:30 or 6:30 pm
Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7 or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

Library Babies and Tots

babies and tots
Thursday, January 15 at 10:30 am
Ages birth – 3 ½.
 Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group play time with our library friends.
(There will be no program March 5)

 

Zentangle

zentangle
Thursday, January 15 at 6:00 pm

Carol Bailey Floyd, certified Zentangle Teacher, will teach Zentangle, an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a form of meditation that increases focus and creativity.
Registration is requested for this two-hour presentation.
Class size is limited so please call 330.628.9228 to register.

 

PAWS for Reading

paws for reading
Saturday, January 17 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Lacey.
Children of all ages are welcome.
No registration is requested.

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January 2015 New Releases

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Trust no One by Jayne Ann KrentzNew York Times-bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz will be releasing her newest Trust No One, available this January 6th. It’s sure to be another great novel filled with romance and suspense. You can get on the hold list today at your local library.

 

 

 

 

The Revenant by Michael PunkeThe year is 1823, and Michael Punke  offers readers an unforgettable novel of revenge, January 6th with  The Revenant. The Revenant will soon become a major motion picture and if you would like to read it before you watch it, now is your chance. Find a copy of the book at your local Akron Public Library.

 

 

 

 

Saint Thomas by Dean KoontzOdd Thomas returns in the stunning and final adventure in Dean Koontz’s remarkable Odd Thomas series with Saint Odd, January 13th. Saint Odd will be the seventh and final addition to this series that has one of the most unique characters readers will ever get to know. Make sure to get on the hold list today at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.

 

 

 

 

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan BradleyEveryone’s favorite twelve year old sleuth, Flavia de Luce returns in As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, to be released this January 6th. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust will be the seventh addition to this captivating mystery series by Alan Bradley. Fans of any genre will want to check out Bradley’s newest. This book and all others in the series can be found at your local Akron Public Library.

 

 

 

 

Cold Cold Heart by Tami HoagNew York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag is out with her newest released Cold Cold Heart, a shocking new thriller which will be available January 13th and can be found at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.

 

 

 

 

 

First Frost by Sarah Addison AllenFirst Frost, a magical new novel from the New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen, will be released January 20th .Fans of Sarah Addison Allen will be happy to know First Frost will be bringing back our favorite characters including the Waverly sister from her first novel Garden Spells. I highly recommend this book to any reader looking for a little magic and a wonderful read. You can get on the hold list today at your local Akron Public Library.

 

 

 

 
Bound by Flames by Jeaniene FrostJeaniene Frost returns with her climatic third novel in her Night Prince series with the one and only Vlad in Bound by Flames which will be released January 27th and available at your Local Public Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Beyond Limits by Laura GriffinNew York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin returns with her newest Tracers novel Beyond Limits,which will be released this January 27th and will have an FBI agent and Navy SEAL in a race against time. Beyond Limits will be the eighth addition in the Tracers series and can be found at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.

 

 

 
Tear you Apart by Sarah CrossIf you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive.  Young adult readers might enjoy a new twist to the fairy tale with a littler dark and sinister thrown in. check out Sarah Cross’s newest Tear You Apart, to be released January 27th.

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