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This Week at Mogadore Library

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Holiday Story Time

Holiday Fun

Ages 3 and up. Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
Tuesday, December 16 at 10:30 am
Polar Express and Trains

 

 

 

Cookbook Club

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Thursday, December 18 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 success and mishaps
Theme: Cookies

 

 

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December Staff Picks

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Cassandra’s Pick

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinThe Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a captivating novel that reminds readers why we love to read. A.J. Fikry has had a rough couple of years. His wife has died, as a small island bookstore owner sales are down, and now he has lost his edition of Tamerlane, a rare collection of Poe’s poems. However, when things are at their worst a change of events comes to pass. When Fikry returns back to his empty bookstore one night he discovers a baby left among the children’s books. A baby left for him to find. His whole life is thrown onto a new path. Second chances, redemption and new love can be found within these pages. Book lovers of all types will enjoy Zevin’s beautifully written novel of love, loss, the families we create and of course books.

I highly recommend this book to readers of any genre and hope all will enjoy it as much as I did.

 

 

 

Sarah’s Pick

Heat LightningHeat Lightning by John Sandford by John Sandford

Flowers is only in his late thirties, but he’s been around the block a few times, and he doesn’t think much can surprise him anymore. He’s wrong. It’s a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one, if you’re keeping count), when the phone rings. It’s Lucas Davenport. There’s a body in Stillwater two shots to the head, found near a veteran’s memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth. Exactly like the body they found last week. The more Flowers works the murders, the more convinced he is that someone’s keeping a list, and that the list could have a lot more names on it. If he could only find out what connects them all . . . and then he does, and he’s almost sorry he did. Because if it’s true, then this whole thing leads down a lot more trails than he thought and every one of them is booby-trapped. Filled with the audacious plotting, rich characters, and brilliant suspense that have always made his books compulsively readable, this is vintage Sandford.

 

 

Kelly’s Pick

Seriously…I am KiddingSeriously...I am Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres by DeGeneres, Ellen

The stand-up comedian, television host, best-selling author and actress candidly discusses her personal life, her professional career and describes what it was like to become a judge on American Idol.

I listened to the audio book, but I am going to order the book to see if a dvd comes with it. She said she included pdf.files for coloring pages and things that I would like to take a look at.  This was a very light and up-lifting book about living life to the fullest and not taking things and yourself too seriously.  Smile… Ellen herself reads the audio book and I find this entertaining as well. it was a nice and light listen that I would recommend.

 

 

 

 

Kim’s Pick

Don’t Want to  Miss a ThingDon’t Want to  Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell by Jill Mansell

Dexter Yates loves his fun, carefree London life. He has money, looks, and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood – a much better place to work on his parenting skills-and he and Molly become neighbors. There’s an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter’s going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people’s secrets . . . and about himself.

 

 

 

Bailey’s Pick

First Love by Nicholas SparksFirst Love by Nicholas Sparks

Axi Moore is a “good girl”: She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn’t tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson–who she also happens to be madly in love with. When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control… A remarkably moving tale with its origins in James Patterson’s own past, First Love is testament to the power of first love–and how it can change the rest of your life.

 

 

Kristin’s Pick

Why We Broke Up by Daniel HandlerWhy We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

“I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.” Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

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New Read-Alikes

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Still waiting for the new book you have on the hold list? Here are a few popular titles with read-alikes to tide you over until your holds come in.

 

Leaving Time Read-Alikes

Prince Lestat Read-Alikes

Havana Storm Read-Alikes

Let Me Be Frank With You Read-Alikes

What If? Read-Alikes

 

 

What’s a Read-alike?

Read-alikes are suggestions for readers who enjoy the works of a particular author and would like to have recommendations of other authors that write in a similar style or genre.

Remember that individual judgments of writing styles will differ among readers and that these suggestions are selective.

 

 

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This Week at Mogadore Library

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Movers and Shakers

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Monday, December 8 at 6:30 pm
Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years
Join Miss Kim for some moving and shaking fun with our library friends.

 

 

 Holiday Story Time

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Ages 3 and up. Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
Tuesday, December 9 at 10:30 am
Holiday Fun

 

 

Warm up Akron

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Tuesday, December 9 at 3:30 pm 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 lean how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron are warm. To date this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

 

Library Babies and Tots

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Thursday, December 11 at 10:30 am
Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.

 

 

 

Mogadore Library’s Lego Club

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Thursday, December 11 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
(No program November 27 – Thanksgiving)
Grades K – 6
Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along!
Love Legos? Visit the Mogadore Branch Library to build and create with friends!

 

 

Make Your Own Wreath

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Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 pm
Enjoy an evening at the library creating your own individual holiday wreath to hang outside or indoors. Bring your creativity and imagination as you use our craft supplies to make your unique design.
Registration is requested; please call 330-628-9228 to register.

 

 

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Holiday Open House

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Holiday Open House

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Saturday, December 6 from 10:30 am-12:00 pm
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Holiday Crafts for Kids
11:00 am -12:00 pm Pictures with Santa from
11:00 am -11:30 am Storytelling with Local author Sydney Fleishman and Illustrator Jeanne Carr of Lucky Missy Publishing
-Reading The Legend of Tommy the Tiny Christmas Tree followed by book signing
11:30 am – 12:00 pm  OH Somers 6th Grade Band

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December New Releases

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Ticker by Lisa MantchevA girl with a clockwork heart must make every second count. Readers looking for a novel that is filled with imagination, mystery, and excitement will want to check out Lisa Mantchev’s new release Ticker, available December 1st.

 

 

 

 

Diamond Boy by Michael WilliamsLooking for a book for readers of all ages? Check out Diamond Boy by Michael Williams. Set in Zimbabwe a young boy who works the diamond fields ends up traveling on a journey that leads him in search of his missing sister and himself. Diamond Boy will be released this December 2nd and will be available at your local Public Library.

 

 

 

 

Robert B. Parker’s The Bridge by Robert Knott Are you in the mood for a gritty gun-slinging novel? Check out Robert B. Parker’s The Bridge by Robert Knott available this December 30th at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library. The Bridge will be the seventh in the Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch series and the third by author Robert Knott. Make sure to check it out today.

 

 

 

 

Die Again by Tess GerritsenDetective Rizzoli and medical examiner Isles are back with the eleventh addition of Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles series with Die Again released December 30th. Reader can check out the newest heart-pounding thriller in the popular series by heading down to their local Akron Public Library.

 

 

 

 

 

New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards will be releasing her newest heart-pounding romantic suspense novel, where a woman must track down her husband’s killer or risk being the next victim. Hush will be available this December 30th at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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This Week at Mogadore Library

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Movers and Shakers

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Monday, December 1 at 6:30 pm
Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years
Join Miss Kim for some moving and shaking fun with our library friends.

 

 

 

Teen Tuesdays

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A hodgepodge of fun!
Grades 6 on up
Tuesday, December 2 at 3:30 pm
Deck the Halls: Munch on holiday snacks while decorating the teen area for the holidays.

 

 

Mysterious Tuesdays

A Study in Sherlock

A STUDY IN SHERLOCK

Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 pm

 

 


Library Babies and Tots

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Thursday, December 4 at 10:30 am
Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.

 

 

Reader’s Choice Book Discussion

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

 

 

Holiday Open House

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Saturday, December 6 from 10:30 am-12:00 pm
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Holiday Crafts for Kids
11:00 am -12:00 pm Pictures with Santa from
11:00 am -11:30 am Storytelling with Local author Sydney Fleishman and Illustrator Jeanne Carr of Lucky Missy Publishing
-Reading The Legend of Tommy the Tiny Christmas Tree followed by book signing
11:30 am – 12:00 pm  OH Somers 6th Grade Band

 

 

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Cookbook Club

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In case you missed it, Mogadore Branch’s Cookbook Club theme for October was pizza and the featured recipe was Pepperoni Pizza Waffles. It was a very fun way to make this tasty meal. There is no meeting in November, but be sure to stop by for our next Cookbook Club meeting, December 18th at 6:00 pm, we will be having a cookie theme just in time for the holidays.

Cookbook Club: Pizza

 

Pepperoni Pizza Waffles
1 can (16.3 oz) Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits or 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
8 slices (1 oz each) mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup mini pepperoni slices
2 cups pizza sauce

Spray waffle maker with cooking spray; heat waffle maker. If using biscuits: Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut slit on 1 side of each biscuit, forming a deep pocket. Places 1 slice of cheese into each pocket. Top cheese with 6 or 7 pepperoni slices. Press dough around edge to seal each biscuit. Place 1 biscuit on center of waffle maker. Close lid, cook 3 minutes or until waffle is golden brown. Repeat with remaining filled biscuits. Serve with pizza sauce. If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough onto work surface. Separate each crosswise, making 4 (7×6-inch) rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. Place 1 dough rectangle on bottom surface of heated waffle maker, being careful not to open up perforations. Quickly place 2 cheese slices on top of dough. Place some pepperoni evenly over cheese mixture. Top with another dough rectangle; close waffle maker. Bake 2 to 3 minutes or until sandwich is

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