Calendar

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Woodridge Local Schools Art Show 9:00 am
Woodridge Local Schools Art Show
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Woodridge Local Schools will be displaying student artwork at the Peninsula Library March 10 to April 1.   The art show will include work from grades K-12.   Come ... Read More »
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Monday Preschool Story Hour 10:00 am
Monday Preschool Story Hour
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 continues on Mondays.  Miss Chris will share stories, songs, fingerplays and dance.  Please call the library to register. Monday: January 9, 23, ... Read More »
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Crash course in retirement. 6:30 pm
Crash course in retirement.
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
If you are concerned about your retirement and realize there’s a lot you don’t know, this is the class for you! Topics will include: how to take income ... Read More »
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Thursday Preschool Story Hour 10:00 am
Thursday Preschool Story Hour
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 continues on Thursdays.  Miss Chris will share stories, songs, fingerplays and dance.  Please call the library to register.   Thursday: January 12, ... Read More »
Classic Movie Night 6:30 pm
Classic Movie Night
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Asphalt Jungle.  (MGM, 1950, 112 minutes)
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Spring Crafts for Kids 10:30 am
Spring Crafts for Kids
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hey Kids, Stop in the library for a make and take Spring Crafts! Please call to reserve a seat by Thursday, April 6  8 p.m. so we have enough ... Read More »
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Monday Preschool Story Hour 10:00 am
Monday Preschool Story Hour
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 continues on Mondays.  Miss Chris will share stories, songs, fingerplays and dance.  Please call the library to register. Monday: January 9, 23, ... Read More »
Getting Ready For Medicare. 6:00 pm
Getting Ready For Medicare.
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Laura Mutsko is a Certified Senior Adviser and  Medicare Supplement Accredited Adviser.  She will be at the Peninsula Library on Monday, April 10 to teach you what you need to ... Read More »
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Tuesday Evening Book Club 6:30 pm
Tuesday Evening Book Club
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Tuesday Evening Book Club will be reading these titles January to July 2017.  We meet on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. January 10 – Between the world ... Read More »
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Thursday Preschool Story Hour 10:00 am
Thursday Preschool Story Hour
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 continues on Thursdays.  Miss Chris will share stories, songs, fingerplays and dance.  Please call the library to register.   Thursday: January 12, ... Read More »
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Monday Preschool Story Hour 10:00 am
Monday Preschool Story Hour
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 continues on Mondays.  Miss Chris will share stories, songs, fingerplays and dance.  Please call the library to register. Monday: January 9, 23, ... Read More »
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Libary Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00 am
Libary Board of Trustees Meeting
Apr 18 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Monthly Meeting of the Peninsula Library Board of Trustees
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Thursday Preschool Story Hour 10:00 am
Thursday Preschool Story Hour
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 continues on Thursdays.  Miss Chris will share stories, songs, fingerplays and dance.  Please call the library to register.   Thursday: January 12, ... Read More »
Thursday Evening Yoga 6:30 pm
Thursday Evening Yoga
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
NEW FOR  2017!  Thursday Night Yoga The Peninsula Library and the Friends of the Library would like to introduce Thursday Night Yoga by Nirvana Yoga. Strengthen and Stretch ... Read More »
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Monday Preschool Story Hour 10:00 am
Monday Preschool Story Hour
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 continues on Mondays.  Miss Chris will share stories, songs, fingerplays and dance.  Please call the library to register. Monday: January 9, 23, ... Read More »
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Club 1:30 pm
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  Here is the list of books to be read January thru June 2017. January 25 ... Read More »
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Thursday Preschool Story Hour 10:00 am
Thursday Preschool Story Hour
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 continues on Thursdays.  Miss Chris will share stories, songs, fingerplays and dance.  Please call the library to register.   Thursday: January 12, ... Read More »
It’s about Restoration… 7:00 pm
It’s about Restoration…
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s about Restoration:  Stories of Heartbreak and tragedy restored by acts of love. Presented by Dean Johnson Thursday, April 27—7 p.m. Disasters happen all around us.  What happens ... Read More »
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May
4
Thu
Classic Movie Night
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Heiress.  (Paramount, 1949, 115 minutes)

May
9
Tue
Tuesday Evening Book Club
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Tuesday Evening Book Club will be reading these titles January to July 2017.  We meet on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

January 10 – Between the world and me.  By Ta-Nehisi Coates.                         

In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.

February 14 – The Round HouseBy Louise Erdrich

A story of a boy’s coming of age in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.

March 14 – Being mortal:  Medicine and what matters in the end.  By Atul Gawande.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

April 11 – The improbability of love.  By Hannah Rothschild.

After her boyfriend stands her up, Annie keeps the gift that was to go to him:  a unique painting,  She is then is pursued by art enthusiast who would do anything to get that painting from her.  In her search for the painting’s identity, Annie will unwittingly uncover some of the darkest secrets of European history—as well as the possibility of falling in love again.

May 9 – A moveable feast.  By Ernest Hemingway.

A memoir of Hemingway’s time in France in the 1920s.

 June 13 – The life we bury.  By Allen Eskens.

Joe, a college student, writes a biography of  Carl, an elderly man in a nursing home waiting to die.  Carl was in prison for 30 years, and he agrees to tells his story  to Joe, then Joe sets out to unravel the tapestry of the thirty-year-old murder.

July 11 – Homecoming.  By Yaa Gyasi.

The story of two half-sisters in 18th century Ghana, unknown to each other and how different their lives turn out when one is sold to slavery and the other marries well.

 

May
16
Tue
Libary Board of Trustees Meeting
May 16 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Monthly Meeting of the Peninsula Library Board of Trustees

May
18
Thu
Thursday Evening Yoga
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

NEW FOR  2017!  Thursday Night Yoga

The Peninsula Library and the Friends of the Library would like to introduce Thursday Night Yoga by Nirvana Yoga.

Strengthen and Stretch at the library in this program lead by a Nirvana Yoga instructor. This class will include yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditation. Please wear comfortable clothes to work out in and bring a towel or yoga mat if possible. Learn about the benefits of yoga as you practice it.  Reservations are requested because of limited space.

The classes will be held on the 3rd Thursday at 6:30-7:30pm.  We are suggesting a minimum donation of $6.00 to help cover the cost of the Yoga Instructor.

Please call 330-657-2291 or email info@peninsulalibrary.org to reserve a spot.

 

May
24
Wed
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  Here is the list of books to be read January thru June 2017.

January 25 – Destiny of the Republic: A tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president.  

By Candace Millard.  (Nonficton)

The story of James Garfield’s rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy

February 22 – Everything I never told you.  By  Celeste Ng.   (Fiction)

A gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

March 22 – Reader’s Choice on a biography about Mae West.  (Biography)  Suggested titles:

Mae West:  An icon in black and white.  by Jill Watts.

Mae West.  By George Eels and Stanley Musgrove.

She always knew how:  Mae West a personal biography.  by Charlotte Chandler.

Becoming Mae West.  by Emily Wortis Leider.

April 26 – Big Little Lies.  By Liane Moriarty.  (Fiction)

A story about three different women, each at a crossroads.  Little Big Lies tells about ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

May 24 – The Round House.  By Louise Erdrich.  (Fiction)

A story of a boy  on a Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota who is on the cusp of manhood and looking for justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

June 28

Neverhome.  By Laird Hunt. (Fiction)

The story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South during the Civil War. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

 

 

May
29
Mon
CLOSED
May 29 all-day

We are closed today in observance of Memorial Day.

May
30
Tue
Register for Summer Reading Club: ALL AGES!
May 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sign up day is on Tuesday, May 30

Stop in the library to register for Summer Reading Club starting May 30!  The Theme this year for all ages is Build a Better World!  Special registration activities for the kids will take place 10:30am-Noon on May 30, but anyone can register for a Summer Reading Club Welcome Kit at any time during library hours after May 30.  Summer reading club is divided into three groups.

 

Tuesday Morning Children’s Group:  This program is for children ages 3-11.  For every 15 minutes your child reads, or is read to, they fill out a reading coupon and turn it in the Gold Box at the library.  We will have weekly drawings for prizes along with weekly contests such as “Guess How Many” and a “Guess Who/What”.  There will be a weekly program on Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 a.m. starting on June 6.  The schedule is as follows:

June 6 – Mad Science – interactive science fun!

June 13 – STEM day – Science, technology, engineering and math games and discovery

June 20 – A visit from the Akron Zoo

June 27 – Duke Otherwise – music and mayhem!

July 11 – Game Day – outdoor game activities

July 18 – Talent Show Day and Pizza Party! – Kids get to show off their special talent, and celebrate their reading achievements with an End of Summer Reading Club Party.

 

Thursday Morning Tween Group:  This program is for tweens ages 12-18.  Each participant is encouraged to read books then fill out a reading coupon rating the book, and writing a short description of the book.  There will be a weekly program on Thursdays at 11a.m. starting on June 8 with You Get to Decide, where the participants help Miss Chris plan what programs/activities they would like to do over the summer.  Save these dates:

June 8, 15, 22 & 29

July 6, 12, & 20

 

Adult Summer Reading Club is for readers 18 and up.

Why let kids have all the summer reading fun?  The Peninsula Library is here to help grown-ups celebrate Summer Reading with Book Bingo for Adults! Take your reading game to the next level with categories such as “Read a book with a one word title” and “Read a book published the year you were born.” Win Bingo and you could win a prize by submitting your name for one of our monthly drawings.  Books may be read, listened to or downloaded.  When you register on May 30, you will receive a welcome kit and two Book Bingo Cards.

How it works:  Collect a card at the library, and make a bingo: up-and-down, side-to-side, or diagonally.  Bring the Bingo card back to library to enter for a chance to win a prize. Entry forms are available at the Circulation Desk.

  • Monthly drawings June 30 and July 31.
  • All entries must be submitted before July 31.
  • No limit on the number of entries.

Only one prize per participant.

For book suggestions, check out Fantastic Fiction Website at www.fantasticfiction.com, pick up a copy of Book Page, a book review magazine available at the library, or ask at the circulation desk for recommendations.  This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Peninsula Library

 

Jun
1
Thu
Classic Movie Night
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The African Queen.  (United Artists, 1951, 105 minutes)

Jun
6
Tue
Surfs Up!
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Surfs Up!

Bill Brauning will return to kick off the summer with a program about Beach Music!  Early 1960’s pop music was influenced by a completely original West Coast style of music called Surf music, primarily instrumental in it’s early form. Early groups playing this sound were The Ventures, Dick Dale, The Safaris,  then later, The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. Come soak in the sun with  this truely American sound.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Peninsula Library.

 

Please call the library or email us to reserve a seat!

Phone:  330-657-2291

Email:  info@peninsulalibrary.org

Jun
13
Tue
Tuesday Evening Book Club
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Tuesday Evening Book Club will be reading these titles January to July 2017.  We meet on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

January 10 – Between the world and me.  By Ta-Nehisi Coates.                         

In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.

February 14 – The Round HouseBy Louise Erdrich

A story of a boy’s coming of age in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.

March 14 – Being mortal:  Medicine and what matters in the end.  By Atul Gawande.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

April 11 – The improbability of love.  By Hannah Rothschild.

After her boyfriend stands her up, Annie keeps the gift that was to go to him:  a unique painting,  She is then is pursued by art enthusiast who would do anything to get that painting from her.  In her search for the painting’s identity, Annie will unwittingly uncover some of the darkest secrets of European history—as well as the possibility of falling in love again.

May 9 – A moveable feast.  By Ernest Hemingway.

A memoir of Hemingway’s time in France in the 1920s.

 June 13 – The life we bury.  By Allen Eskens.

Joe, a college student, writes a biography of  Carl, an elderly man in a nursing home waiting to die.  Carl was in prison for 30 years, and he agrees to tells his story  to Joe, then Joe sets out to unravel the tapestry of the thirty-year-old murder.

July 11 – Homecoming.  By Yaa Gyasi.

The story of two half-sisters in 18th century Ghana, unknown to each other and how different their lives turn out when one is sold to slavery and the other marries well.