Barberton Public Library Program Guide October - November 2022 Cra f t Connec t i ons Wednesdays, October 12 & November 9 11:00 a.m. Spillette Meeting Room Registration Required Craft to your heart's content! Join us to get creative and craft with others in the community. This drop-in program is suitable for all ages and abilities. To register please contact the Children’s Department 330-745-1194 ext. 1423 or 1424. Wee Ones S t or y t ime Thursdays. October - November 10:30 a.m. Children’s Activity Room Ages birth - 2 Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by playtime with a variety of fun and educational toys. Our storytimes are inclusive and welcoming to all abilities. Families are encouraged to attend the storytime that best meets their child's needs. Register online to receive reminder emails. Paws t o Read Saturdays, October 15 & November 19 11:00 a.m. Children’s Department Children are invited to practice their reading skills with friendly puppy pals! Trained therapy dogs make an ideal audience for beginning, struggling, and reluctant readers. The dogs are non-judgmental listeners, which allow kids to practice in a no pressure situation, that can also help to build a positive attitude toward reading. Di scover y S t or y t ime Tuesdays, October - November 10:30 a.m. Spillette Meeting room Ages 2 - 5 Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft and playtime with a variety of fun and educational toys. Children’s The Barberton Public Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. The Barberton Public Library and the Community Health Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24. Special Events L i ve B i rd Show! Wi t h t he Med i na Rap t or Cent er Wednesday, October 5 6:15 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Join us for a live bird program presented by the Medina Raptor Center, a non-profit raptor rehabilitation center. This program for all ages will highlight several different raptor species, the natural history of birds of prey, the unique and vital roles they play in our ecosystems, and the increasing importance of preserving the habitats needed to sustain viable populations. Grab dinner before the show at the Erie Express food truck! Ha l l oween Cos t ume Fami l y S t or y t ime Thursday, October 27 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Throw on your Halloween costume and join us for a spooktacular time! We will read books, play games, craft and make a snack. Become a Pa l eon to l og i s t Wednesday, November 2 4:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Ages 5 - 12 Learn what it is like to be a paleontologist for a day while you work to put dinosaur skeletons together, dig for dinosaurs, and learn about what paleontologists do. Join us for dinosaur fun that includes dinosaur games and crafts. Maker space Mondays Mondays, October - November 4:00 p.m. Children’s Department All ages Drop in Mondays, anytime between 4:00 -7:00 pm, for fun and educational family STEAM activities. Each week will feature a self-guided science, technology, engineering, art, or math activity. Ghos t s ! Wi t h t he Spec t ra l Hun t er s I nves t i gat i on Team Saturday, October 22 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Is the Library haunted? The Spectral Hunters Investigation Team will share with us how they prepare for their investigations, what type of gear they use, and show us some of their evidence during the 2:00 p.m. session. Do you believe in ghosts? L i ve I nves t i ga t i on ! Later, head over to the stone stairs near the corner of W. Lake Ave and 3rd St. NW at Lake Anna for a live investigation with the Spectral Hunters Investigation Team as they use their techniques to examine the steps at the 7:00 p.m. event. Comfortable shoes and flashlights are recommended. Mus i c & Movement Mondays, October 10 - November 14 10:30 a.m. Children’s Activity Room Ages birth - 5 Join us for this energizing program that helps get kids up and moving, while also helping them develop motor and listening skills. Owl apa looza Wednesday, October 5 4:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Ages 5 - 12 Discover the nocturnal world of owls with art projects, games, stories, and the opportunity to dissect owl pellets. Join us afterward from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. for a live bird show, presented by the Medina Raptor Center. Go t Game? Tuesday, November 1 4:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Grades 3 - 12 Got Game!, is a quarterly program that provides kids & teens, in grades 3 - 12, with a fun and relaxed environment in which to interact and build positive relationships with Barberton police officers. The Library provides a variety of games and refreshments, while allowing kids and officers time to relax and challenge each other to a game of Giant Connect-4, start up a big game of UNO, or sit down to a game of checkers. A variety of other games are available to play, and kids & teens are also able to select a book, that is theirs to keep.
Qu i ck Cr a f t : DI Y Co l or f u l Ho l i day Bu l bs Saturday, November 12 1:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Registration Required Are you busy this holiday season? Take time out for a quick craft at the Library. Create colorful holiday ornaments with acrylic paint and clear bulbs. All supplies are provided by the Library. Get Crafty Teen Scene Franken Plushies Tuesday, October 11 5:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Teens in grades 6-12, release your inner Dr. Frankenstein and create your own monster! Create your own stuffed creature by reassembling stuffed animals. All supplies are provided, or bring your own plushie. Local History Bar ber t on Memor i es - The 1960s Wednesday, October 19 2:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room The 1960s were a pivotal time in our local and national history. The decade is often remembered for the strife that was seen all over the country, however, there were many positive events during the 1960s. The space race began with the moon landing and inspired many improvements in scientific and medical technologies. In Barberton, Route 224 opened and provided direct highway access for the local area, a new viaduct was built to replace the 1919 bridge, and the City celebrated its 75th anniversary with birthday cake, souvenirs, and exhibits. Join us as we walk down memory lane. Join the Club! Please note that due to COVID-19 some programming may change to virtual. Please visit barbertonlibrary.org or call 330-745-1194 for up-to-date information and to register. Genea l ogy Cl ub Tuesdays, at 10:30 a.m. October 11 & November 8 Board Room Registration Required Bar ber t on Memor i es - The 1970s Wednesday, November 16 2:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Reminisce about the decade of change in Barberton, where the city gained a Community Fitness Center, new fire station, celebrated our bicentennial, and the boys’ basketball team won the state championship. Nav i ga t i ng Scams wi t h Secu r i t y Exper t Ky l e Jeko t Thursday, October 6 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Many of us deal with scam calls and emails daily. Are you able to tell the difference between a legitimate email or phone call and a scam? Join expert Kyle Jekot as he walks through real life examples, explained in nontechnical terms, that can help safeguard you and your information. Kyle is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Security Expert who has spent most of his professional career in investigations, fraud prevention, detection, and federal law enforcement intelligence. Be tween t he Cover s Romance Book Cl ub Mondays, at 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room & Zoom October 17 A Wicked Bargain for the Duke, by Megan Frampton November 21 Neon Gods, by Katee Robert Even i ng Book Cl ub Monday, at 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room & Zoom October 31 The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict November 28 The Paris Library, by Janet Skeslien Charles Ac t i ve Adu l t Book C l ub Mondays, at 1:00 p.m. October 10 The Sanatorium, by Sarah Pearse Active Adult Center 500 W. Hopocan Ave. Barberton, OH 44203 Fa l l /Wi n t er Wa l l Hang i ng Monday, October 3 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Registration Required Create a pocket wall hanging to decorate for fall or winter. Use an embroidery hoop and fabric, no sewing required. All supplies provided. Modern Employment The Modern Job Search Wednesday, November 2 6:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Learn how to uncover hidden jobs and maximize use of online job search resources. Attendees will also learn how applicant tracking software works and how to make sure you stand out in the candidate pool. This is the first in a three part career workshop series presented by Ohio Means Jobs Summit County. Hooks & Books Wednesdays Afternoon: October 26 and November 30, at 2:00 p.m. Evening: October 12 and November 9 at 6:00 p.m. White Rabbit Galleries 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave. Barberton, OH 44203 Adult Programs Get t i ng S tar t ed wi t h L i bby Monday, October 10 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Bring your devices and Library cards and learn how to check out eBooks, magazines, and audiobooks using the Libby app. We'll help get you set up to use all of CLEVNET's digital collection. Random Fandom Mondays, October 10 & November 14 3:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Students in grades 6-12, come talk about the awesomeness that is your favorite anime, YouTubers, books, and more. All fandoms welcome. Game On Tuesday, November 15 5:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Teens in grades 6-12 can enjoy a variety of video and tabletop games. Teen Vo l un t eer s Wan t ed barbertonlibrary.org/volunteer Gain valuable experience to include on job, college, or scholarship applications at the Library. Numerous positions available. Visit barbertonlibrary.org/volunteer for more information.