Young fans of the Fancy Nancy books, by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, can again take part in various “Fancy Nancy”-themed activities at the Children’s Musuem of Cleveland on July 11. The event takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The child-only workshop focuses on fancy science! Participants will make lovely lava lamps, [...]
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On July 11, Russ Vernon of West Point Market will be at the Hudson Farmers Market (on the Clock Tower Green, N. Main St,Hudson) from 10 a.m. until noon. The West Point Market’s executive chef will be on hand for cooking demonstrations with some of the Farmers Market’s best ingredients. Recipes featured will be drawn from Vernon’s The West Point Market [...]
The Record Publishing Co. weekly newspapers will have a listing of several books written by local authors this coming week. See your paper — in print or online — for summer reading ideas. Look in the right sidebar for the page with links to all of the Record Publishing Co. weekly newspapers.
Looking for a weekday morning activities for the youngsters? Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. the Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N. Main St. in Hudson) will be hosting a story time for kids. Miss Emelie (Emelie Samuelson of Hudson) will be reading stories for ages 3 and up in the children’s room. Everyone is welcome. For more [...]
Those looking for information on the potential cuts to the state library system, see the Record Publishing Co. article here.
The Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N. Main St, Hudson) will host Joan Jackson, author of Voluntary Chaos, tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. A family drama filled with pathos and humor, Voluntary Chaos explores risks and journeys – the mess, muddle and excitement that make life chaotic, but also real. Centered on a love story, the novel [...]
Floriana Hall, a former Cuyahoga Falls resident and alum of Cuyahoga Falls High School, recently received honorable mention for her poem “A Different World” in Lucidity magazine, a twice a year journal. Also, her poem “Precious Cargo” is published on www.LongStoryShort.us under Poetry until July 9. Hall has other poems published there as well. Taj Mahal Review [...]
I was going to say something on this issue, but my good colleague May Louise (Shine A Light) beat me to the punch. For more information, including ways to contact the local state elected officials, can be found at her blog. Now, I can be pragmatic. I know the budget shortfall the state is potentially facing is [...]
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation Volume Two: Kingdom on the Waves, by MT Anderson. 2009 Printz Honor Book Wow. I have been looking forward to this sequel for a long time, and it did not disappoint. Warning: If you have NOT read the first book, there WILL be spoilers here. [...]
I just noticed the other day that the Akron-Summit County Library system is offering Playaways now, an audiobook format with the book installed within a device. Sounds intriguing. For details, visit http://ascplavs.wordpress.com/ . Generally I prefer the “old fashioned” physical copy, but I do enjoy audio books on occasion, particularly when I’m in the mood to draw or [...]