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Sorry everybody. No time to blog. There’s new Jo Nesbo out today. Shelia

Would you like to hear my favorite story about working in a library? I think it’s an apt story for the week of the 4th of July, because, and I may be biased here, I think public libraries are one of the best things about America. This story is a pretty great example of why. […]

The library has terrific programming all through our epic summer, but July 11 through 13 will be extra epic! Throughout these three days, we will offer something for all ages and interests. July 11 at 6 p.m., The Locke Boys will bring their country rock sound to the library patio for a free Live at […]

In my job, I run across books I want to read pretty much all the time. Now, I could check them out or place them on hold the moment I see them, but then I would end up with stacks of both real and virtual books and audiobooks I don’t have time to read at […]

This past March we tried out a new event we called #LibraryMadness. Much like the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament (but renamed to avoid the trademark infringement), we took 64 books that NCPL patrons nominated during February and seeded them in 4 Divisions and let you vote matchup-by-matchup for your favorite book ever. The winner […]

Most of us have way too much stuff in our house. I mean, I recently had to rearrange my entire basement, and I was shocked at just how much my husband and I own. And while all of us could probably do with downsizing a bit, some people have a dangerous amount of clutter and […]

Since we first started offering Tai Chi in the fall of 2017, it has consistently been one of our most popular programs for adults. Folks of any skill level, including people who have never done any tai chi before, are welcome to join us for these 45 minute sessions, the only requirement being comfy shoes […]

This Saturday from 11-2, the library will be hosting our Summer Reading Kick-Off.  There’s going to be ice cream from Pav’s, Akron Zoo tickets for the Kids, candy for Teens, and notebooks for Adults. (See more Kick-Off and registration details here.) But Kickoff is just the beginning. Throughout Summer Reading there will be additional prizes […]

I love a lot about being a Librarian. I love when I’m able to recommend the perfect book to a patron. I love being able to help people find the research they need to finish a school project or start a business. I love the look of understanding on people’s faces when they finally get […]

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library welcomes author Elizabeth Mowers. She will be discussing her novel, A Promise Remembered, published this spring by Harlequin, but it’s going to be more than simply a reading. She will cover the challenges of writing and publishing a novel in general, as well as the special difficulties of […]