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Haunted Gingerbread Houses

halloween-haunted-gingerbread-houseThe library hosts 2 sessions of its popular annual Haunted Gingerbread House program on Saturday, October 31 at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Families with children in grades 5 and under are invited to assemble and decorate a gingerbread house with a spooky theme (one house per family). The program is free, but families are encouraged to donate a bag of candy to share.

Registration is required and begins Saturday, October 24. Please call Youth Services at 330.673.4414. Space is limited to 18 families per session.

Ectoplasm: Rise of Victorian Spiritualism

ectoplasm2Laura Loew of her company Lost in the Past returns on October 27 at 6:30 pm for a spooky seasonal presentation about Victorian culture.  Learn about the Victorian Spiritualist movement, while viewing mourning artifacts and antique fortune telling cards. Laura’s continuing fascination with the Victorian era led her to collect and extensively research Victorian antiques, clothing, and accessories. Laura presents fun and informative programs that include historical and social contexts but are geared to modern audiences. This will be a do-not-miss event!

Spaces are limited; please contact the Information Desk to register.

Big Foot: Fact or Fiction?

Image of Big Foot by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Join author Doug Waller from the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigations (SOSBI) on Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 pm for a discussion and slide show presentation including witness reports and evidence found during investigations.  Q&A session following presentation if time permits. Share your own witness experience if you have one!

Spaces are limited; registration is requested.

Heath Series Continues with Diabetes Talk

hospiceBoard certified Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Diabetes and Asthma educator Sarah Kwon, PharmD, CDE, AE-C, will be at our library on Saturday, October 17 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. with information about avoiding and treating diabetes. 

Spaces are limited; please visit or contact the Information Desk to register. Registration begins 4 weeks ahead of each event.

Introduction to Medicare

Medicare LogoJoin Chris Boring, an independent health insurance agent, on Monday, October 12 at 6:30 pm for an educational meeting about Medicare. Boring will outline the various Medicare plans and explain how people can sign up. The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) takes place from October 15 to December 7, so get informed before joining or switching plans.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Party

mouse_cookieFamilies with children ages 3 to 12 years old are invited to celebrate the picture book series written by Laura Numeroff at a party on Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 am.  Numeroff’s series includes If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, If You Give a Moose a Muffin and more. Children will visit a variety of game, snack and craft stations.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance.

Retirement Planning Workshop

Photo of sign that reads Retirement Just AheadFinancial adviser and independent insurance broker Paul D. Sweeney II will offer a free program about retirement planning  on Tuesday, October 6, from 6 – 7 pm.

Sweeney will review the four parts of Medicare and what it does and does not cover, as well as the different Medicare related insurance choices and how each one works. He will also discuss the prescription drug plans and how they work.

In addition, Sweeney will talk about defining retirement goals and creating a strategy to meet them in today’s times. The talk includes scenarios to show how variables such as investing more, choosing the right investments, and waiting to retire will impact savings. Attendees may ask questions during the last part of the program.

Please register by calling the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Joe “The Coupon Guy” Returns

Photo of Joe the Coupon Guy

Joe Daugirdas, better known as the “The Coupon Guy,” will come to the library’s “How To Festival” on Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm to offer a free presentation on how to use coupons to save money.

Daugirdas consistently saves 70% and more on his grocery shopping and 90% and more on toiletry shopping. He’ll also share his strategies for saving money on utilities, travel, restaurants, gas, cell phones, prescriptions, and much more.

Space is limited for this program and registration is required by contacting the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Paws to Read Returns

readingtodogChildren in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slot on Saturday, October 3 between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm to read to Nugget, a certified therapy dog.
Registration is required.

NEOMED Presentation on Brain-Muscle Interfaces

mindmuscleThe Northeast Ohio Medical University will offer a free program on brain-muscle interfaces and new technologies in movement and regeneration on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30 pm.

Come learn about recent advancements in implanted microchip stimulators that induce new muscle activity in cardiac, smooth and skeletal muscle cells.  Harvested adult stem cells and laser-printer generated scaffolds that hold promise for creating entire new organs like a heart, will also be discussed.

Preserved hearts, skeletal muscles and examples of smooth muscle harvested from the human gastrointestinal tract will be available for viewing and handling.

Space is limited for this free all-ages program. Call the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to sign up.

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