Teen Trends


So school has started back up again (most of them anyway) and the hassles and stresses of Junior/Senior High School continue on…. Well we’re here to say, “Take a break!” Don’t worry if it’s only been a week since school started. Reading breaks are good for your mind and your soul. Here’s another trending Teen series to look at in the meantime.

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass’s The Selection Series is a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction, fairy tales, and reality TV. Love Divergent and The Bachelor….you’ll want to check this out.


The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection :book 1

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.



The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite :book 2

In America Singer’s world, a bride is chosen for the prince through an elaborate televised competition. America is one of only six girls left in the running. But is it Prince Maxon–and life as the queen–she wants? Or is it Aspen, her first love?





The One by Kiera Cass

The One :book 3

The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown–or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose–and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.




The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir :book 4

Follow Illéa’s royal family into a whole new Selection–and find out what happens after happily ever after. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story…but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought. A new generation of swoonworthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!



Coming soon… The highly anticipated conclusion to the bestselling Selection Series; Book 5 (still untitled) with a release date in 2016….Keep up to date with the whole Selection Series on Goodreads and find out more about this series… Like, did you know there are two stories prior to book 1?


Adult Coloring Books




When coloring, we activate different areas of our two cerebral hemispheres, says psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala. “The action involves both logic, by which we color forms, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors. This incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills [coordination necessary to make small, precise movements]. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress. For full article click here.

Here are some recent articles about Adult Coloring Books.

Why Adults are Buying Coloring Books for Themselves by Adrienne Raphel; The New Yorker, July 12, 2015

For Adults Coloring Invites Creativity and Brings Comfort by Barbara J. King; NPR, June 11, 2015

Grown ups Get Out Their Crayons b 29, 2015

As you can see, there are many views as to why adult coloring books are becomeing overwhelmingly popular right now. Some are a little more beleiveable in my mind than others. All in all…. my opinion is, they are fun.

So without further ado, here are some links to coloring pages and adult coloring books, so now you too can experience the phenomena on your own. (Unfortunatly, the library does not have adult coloring books available at this time…understandably though since you should not be coloring in library books to begin with.)







Color on!



This Week at Mogadore Library


Cookbook Club
Thursday, August 27, at 6 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.



Nature Connect Update


If you haven’t been out to visit our Reading Garden area lately, you should! It has been ever so pleasant out there. Not only do we have a beautiful array of herbs and flowers (looking beautiful and smelling great), but our Mogadore Friends of the Library group bought us adorable tables.

reading garden 1 reading garden 2 reading garden 3



And in the children’s area we also have a few green tomatoes with a house guest in our herbs :)

green tomatos






August Staff Picks


Kelly’s Pick

Rain reign by Ann M. MartinRain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She’s thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose’s rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose’s obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different – not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose’s father shouldn’t have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search. Hearts will break and spirits will soar for this powerful story, brilliantly told from Rose’s point of view.





Sarah’s Pick

Swamplandia! / Karen RussellSwamplandia! by Karen Russel

The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, formerly #1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, who dreams of becoming a scholar, has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last-ditch effort to keep their family business from going under. Ava’s father, affectionately known as Chief Bigtree, is AWOL; and that leaves Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, to manage ninety-eight gators and the vast, inscrutable landscape of her own grief. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, Karen Russell has written an utterly singular novel about a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking.



Cassandra’s Pick

What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions by Randall MunroeWhat if? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

What if is a hilarious and informative book that gives readers answers to important and at times absurd hypothetical questions that most sane people probably never thought to ask. Randall Munroe’s is a webcomic who sets out to answer questions submitted through his website using science, technology, and humor.  While attempting to answer these questions Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are both straightforward and hilarious, that at times predict the complete annihilation of humankind. What’s not to love? I would also recommend the audio version of this book read by Wil Wheaton.



Kim’s Pick

Three wishes : a novel by Liane MoriartyThree Wishes by Lian Moriarty

Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow them. But apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs. Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.




Kristin’s Pick

Dessert for two : small-batch cookies, brownies, pies and cakes by Christina Lane.Dessert for Two: Small-Batch Cookies, Brownies, Pies and Cakes by Christina Lane

Who doesn’t love towering three-layer cakes with mounds of fluffy buttercream? Who can resist four dozen cookies fresh from the oven? Wouldn’t you love to stick your spoon into a big bowl of banana pudding? But what about the leftovers? Dessert recipes typically serve eight to ten people. Finding the willpower to resist extra slices of cake can be difficult. The battle between leftover cookies and a healthy breakfast is over before it starts…until now. Dessert for Two takes well-loved desserts and scales them down to make only two servings. Cakes are baked in small pans and ramekins. Pies are baked in small pie pans or muffin cups. Cookie recipes are scaled down to make 1 dozen or fewer. Your favorite bars–brownies, blondies, and marshmallow-rice cereal treats–are baked in a loaf pan, which easily serves two when cut across the middle. Newly married couples and empty-nesters will be particularly enthralled with this miniature dessert guide. To everyone who lives alone: now you can have your own personal-sized cake and eat it, too.


Shelly’s Pick

SSantangelos by Jackie Collinsantangelos by Jackie Collins

Legendary mega-seller Jackie Collins chronicles passion and power in one of America’s most glamorous families. A vicious hit. A vengeful enemy. A drug addled Colombian club owner. A sex crazed Italian family. And the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all, while Max-her teenage daughter is becoming The “It” girl in Europe’s modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn’t commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable with her husband, Lennie, by her side she lives up to the family motto-Never cross a Santangelo. Lucky rules. The Santangelos always come out on top. An epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion.


This Week at Mogadore Library


Investment Perspectives
Tuesday, August 18, at 6:30 pm

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack asks the question, “Does Your Portfolio Need New Shock Absorbers?”  Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228 to register.



Decorative Gourds

Thursday, August 20, at 6 pm

Gourd artist Kathy Meekins will be returning to teach another class in miniature gourd painting. Tucked into flower beds or planters, these adorable little bugs will surely make you smile! No painting expertise is needed. Class size is limited, so please register at 330-628-9228.




Warm Up Akron
Tuesday, August 25, 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 the needy in the Akron area stay warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.





Teen Trends


The world can be a serious place sometimes and even teens need time to relax! Schools out and it’s time to read for fun – not for work. Take the time to catch up on your favorite series before school starts or try something new! Here’s a series that’s trending…

The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie

Matched :book 1

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.



Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed :book 2

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky – taken by the Society to his certain death – only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander – who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart – change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.



Reached by Ally Condie

Reached :book 3

Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter. The wait is over. One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most–family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.


This Week at Mogadore Library


Story Time Programs

storytime owl
Tuesday, August 11, at 10:30 am

Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
Ages 3 and up.




Warm Up Akron

Tuesday, August 11, 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 the needy in the Akron area stay warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.




Library Babies and Tots

babies and tots
Thursday, August 13. at 10:30 am

Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
Ages birth – 3 ½




Friends of the Mogadore Branch Library Mini Book Sale
Thursday, August 13, from 4–6 pm

FOL Mini Booksale

The Friends of the Mogadore Branch Library will be hosting a mini book sale in our meeting room. What kind of bargains will you take home? Stop by and find out!




End of Summer Concert with The Gage Brothers

The Gage Brothers Band
Thursday, August 13, at 6 pm

Spend an evening with The Gage Brothers enjoying some folk music fun.  This entertaining duo welcomes you to kick back and relax while you have some refreshments and sing along during this engaging musical experience.




PAWS for Reading

paws for reading
Saturday, August 15, from 11 am-12 pm

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





Aug New Releases


Alert by James Patterson“This is not a test” every New Yorker’s worst nightmare is about to become a reality with James Patterson’s newest Alert on August 3rdAlert will be the eighth addition to the Michael Bennett series featuring, surprise, Detective Michael Bennett. You can get put on the hold list today for this newest thriller.







Malice at the Palace by Rhys BowenNew York Times bestselling author, Rhys Bowen will be unveiling her newest novel, Malice at the Palace, August 4th. Malice at the Palace will be the ninth book in the Royal Spyness Mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Lady Georgiana Rannoch.  Make sure to get on the hold list.






Lord of the Wings by Donna AndrewsWatch out for the new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from award-winning New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews. Lord of the Wings will be released August 4th and is the nineteenth in this brilliantly funny avian-themed Meg Langslow Mystery series.  You can get on the hold list today at your local Akron Public Library.






Kitty Saves the World: A Kitty Norville Novel by Carrie VaughnKitty is back and ready to save the world, with New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn and her Kitty Norville series, Kitty Saves the World, available August 4th, will be the thirteenth and final novel in this fast paced paranormal series. You can find a copy at your local Akron-Summit County Public library.







Wired by Julie GarwoodA beautiful computer genius and a bad boy FB agent must collaborate in New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood’s newest, Wired. Wired will be the thirteenth in the Buchanan- Renard sexy & suspenseful series and will be available this August 5th. You can add your name to the hold list today.







Devil's Bridge by Linda FairsteinIn her newest thriller Linda Fairstein takes readers where they have never been before; inside the mind of NYPD Detective Mike Chapman with Devil’s Bridge. Available August 11th, Devil’s Bridge will be the seventeenth in the Alexandra Cooper mystery series. Catch this exciting series at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.







Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie MacomberSet in Cedar Cove’s charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber captivates readers with a new addition to her Rose Harbor series. Silver Linings will be the fourth in this series and will be available this August 11th. Readers will follow innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort. Don’t delay you can get on the hold list now for this new release.






Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong delivers her most suspenseful novel yet. The discovery of Cainsville’s dark past and the true nature of the inhabitants leads to murder, redemption, love, and unspeakable loss. Deceptions will be released this August 18th and will be the third in the Cainsville series.






Friction by Sandra BrownFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction, with Brown’s newest release Friction, available this August 18th. Friction will keep readers on the edge of their seats; this extraordinary novel breathtaking plot twists will be available at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.






Iron Wolf by Dale BrownNew York Times bestselling author Dale Brown will be releasing his newest techy, high-tension military thriller, Iron Wolf on August 25th. You can catch this new potential international crisis novel from Brown at your local Akron Public Library.







The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen RobardsKaren Robards is releasing her newest sizzling novel featuring Dr. Charlie Stone in The Last Time I Saw Her on August 25th. Dr. Stone will have to prove the innocence of a dangerously sexy man or lose her one chance at true love. The Last Time I Saw Her will be the forth addition to the popular fast paced Dr. Charlotte Stone series.






Secondhand Souls by Christopher MooreHave you been waiting for a follow up to the delightfully funny and slightly twisted Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. Well,  the long wait is over this August 25th with the release of Secondhand Souls. The souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing in San Francisco, and that can’t be good! Don’t forget to put your name on the hold list today to find out why…







The Nature of the Beast by Louise PennyLouise Penny will be taking readers back to the village of Three Pines with her newest in the very popular Chief Inspector Gamache mystery series.  The Nature of the Beast, which will be released this August 25th, will be the eleventh in the Gamache series that so many know and love. You can get on the hold list today at your local Akron Public Library.






X by Sue Grafton#1 New York Times –bestselling author Sue Grafton and her wildly popular and extremely addicting Kinsey Millhone Mystery series is back with X and will be available August 25th.  Many fans are both excited for the newest addition and a little sad… With only two letters in the alphabet left, make sure you get on the hold list today at your local public library.







Candy Corn Murder by Leslie MeierHalloween is coming to Tinker’s Cover and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the annual Giant Pumpkin Fest in Leslie Meier’s newest, Candy Corn Murder, available August 25th. Candy Corn Murder will be the twenty-second in the light and funny Lucy Stone mystery series and is sure to be spooky fun. Readers can find a copy or get on the hold list today at their local Akron-Summit County Public Library.


Super Hero Science Experiment Sheets


If you had fun at Mogadore Library’s Summer Super Hero Science Day and would like to try some of those experiments out on  your own, please feel free to print out the direction sheets below! Don’t forget to click on the links to find out more information. Have fun and please be safe!

Baking Soda Rocket 1 Baking Soda Rocket 2 Balancing Bird Film Canister Rocket Fizzing Fireworks Homemade Hoovercraft Lava Lamp Magnetic Slime Mentos in Coke Tornado Tube


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