May Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW?

Hours:

Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm

Fri. -  9 am - 6 pm

Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm

Sun. - 1 pm - 4 pm     

VOTING (ELECTION) DAY ON TUESDAY, MAY 8, FROM 6:30am to 7:30pm.          

LIBRARIES ROCK! SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES BEGINS MAY 30

It's not long until Summer Reading Program opens for all ages, babies through seniors.  First day to sign up is Wednesday, May 30, from 9 am - 8 pm. Rock your summer while reading for great prizes.  Details will be available soon.

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY, MAY 27 & MAY 28.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY.

 

RECOMMENDED READS:

   ADULT FICTION:

The Hellfire Club - J. Tapper

Love Anthony -L. Genova

The Sandman - L. Kepler

The Woman in the Window - A. Finn

   ADULT NONFICTION:

Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness - Q. Li

Natural Causes - B. Ehrenreich

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail - S. Jurek

   THIS MONTH'S NEW RECOMMENDED RELEASES:

5/1:

The Abbot's Tale - C. Iggulden

The Perfect Mother - A. Malloy

5/8:

Gale Force - O. Laukkanen

The Mercy Seat - E. Winthrop

5/15:

Paper Ghosts - J. Haeberlin

5/22:

All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother - D. Teller

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Contact Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

 

DROP-IN STORYTIMES

Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm; or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS

Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp.  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card you will earn a free book.

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS

“Summer is Coming…Read” at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. During the month of May if your child checks out 5 books we will give them a chance to win a great prize.

IRON CHEF FOR GRADES  3-6

Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Mary L. Cook Iron Chef? Come find out.  Registration is required and limited to 20. Sign-ups began April 16 at the library. *Please identify any food allergies when registering for this program. ?’s regarding this program - contact Miss Kathy 513-897-4826.

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

A book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then we meet to discuss the book, the author and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters book club will meet on Tuesday, May 8 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm.  Registration is required for this book club.  *This group is presently full.

 RAPID READERS & WRITERS BOOK CLUB

Calling all Book Worms (grades 3 – 5) to join the Rapid Readers & wRiters at The Mary L. Cook Public Library Tuesday, May 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  This group is presently full.

 LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB (grade K)

We will meet Tuesday, May 15 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm.  The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.

PINTEREST PARTY FOR PRESCHOOLERS - GRADE 5 & CAREGIVERS

You are invited to a Pinterest Party!  Friday, May 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Join us as we create some of our favorite spring craft pins.  Sign up is required and began April 23.  You may register by calling the library or coming to the front desk.

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

This fun and exciting reading program is for children ages 0-5 years, developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children, as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher.  It encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up today at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children bring their folder to library to receive a free book and pick up more library books.  The goal of this project is to help kids enter school ready to learn. Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school.

BOOK BUDDIES - RETURNING THIS SUMMER

This free enrichment program has been created to help young children (entering grades 1-3) enhance their reading skills.  The Book Buddies will meet for 30-minute sessions on Monday evenings, June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25. All sessions will begin at 6:45 pm and will last 30 minutes.  Email Kathy Daniels for an application. danielka@marylcook.com.

 LIBRARIES ROCK!

Summer Reading Program is coming.  Reading and Registration will begin Wednesday, May 30. Reading programs for all ages.  Be rewarded for enjoying books and improving your reading skills during the 2018 Summer Reading Program May 30 through July 30. We have a program for all ages, birth through adult.  Reading and registration begin Wednesday, May 30, at 9:00 am, at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.

Stop in to register May 30 any time from 9 am to 8 pm; it only takes a few minutes.

 SPECIAL FAMILY PROGRAM

Bring the family for a fun-filled evening at the library on Thursday, May 31, from 6:45 pm for Miss Jen & Friends Puppet Show.  Bring the kids for lots of laughs.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

WATERCOLOR CLASS

Monday mornings at 9 am for those enrolled until May 21.

ADULT BOOK CLUB

The adult book club meets every other Tuesday at 1 pm. The book for May 1 is The Expats by C. Pavone.  The book for May 15 is Tapestry of Fortunes by E. Berg.  On May 29, the book will be The Boleyn King by L. Andersen. All our welcome. The books will be available at the front desk ahead of time.

CARRIAGE HILL CRAFT

Carriage Hill residents, join us Friday, May 4 at 2 pm in your community room for the rediscovered pastime of coloring.

PAINT AND TAKE

Adults (ages 16 and up) sign up to paint a bright summer flower on Friday, May 4 at 6:30 pm.  No experience necessary.  Registration begins Apr. 30, at the Mary L. Cook Library. Please call or come in to register.

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING II AND III

Registration required for this 6-class session for those who have had Drawing I or II classes beforehand. Classes held Monday evenings, May 7 - June 18 at 6 pm.

H.E.A.L. SERIES

Jocelyn Metzger from Sunshine Therapeutics will present the next session in Healthy Everyday Activities for Living (H.E.A.L.) on May 8 at 2 pm. This session's focus is Hip Pain.  Each class will include a stretch, an exercise, a postural correction, and a stress reliever tip.  Wear comfortable clothing. Limited to 20 - sign up at the library.

ROOTFINDERS

Rootfinders genealogy group will meet Saturday, May 12, at 10 am.

SURVIVOR CONTESTANT ANGELA PERKINS

On Thursday, May 17 at 6 pm, Angela Perkins, Survivor Ghost Island contestant, will visit to describe her experiences on the television series Survivor and answer questions.  Maximum attendance is 50.  Registration begins May 1. Please call (513-897-4826) or come to the library to register.

WANDERING OHIO

Chuck and Beth Hewitt will share their story of hiking the Buckeye Trail around Ohio, a 76-day, 1400 mile journey on Sunday, May 20 at 1:30 pm. There is no registration required.  The hike covers Ohio history, canals, Native American ceremonial grounds, museums, B & Bs, and the wonderful people they met along the way.  They will have books available for purchase and signing.

INTRO TO YOGA

Want to learn what yoga is all about?  Join us Monday, May 21 at 6:30 pm with Michele Gangwer, Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Yoga RYS 200 Hour and Pilates-Trained Instructor.  There is a $5 fee. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  For ages 16 & up - registration is required. Register at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.

FINANCIAL SEMINARS

Adult Financial Educational Services will be here on Wednesday, May 16 at 5:30 pm and again on Saturday, May 19 at 11 am with free seminars.

Beacon Hill Financial will be here Thursday, May 31 at 1:30 pm for a seminar for adult financial planning.

SPELLING BEE FOR ALL AGES

If you can spell or just want to have fun, sign up beginning Tuesday, May 29, to be in a spelling bee on Sunday, June 10, at 2 pm at Quaker Heights Care Community. Sign up individually or in a team. You may also register the day of the event between 1:15 and 1:45 pm.  Registration is limited to the first 40 participants.  A prize will be awarded to the first-place winner.  To make things more fun, "cheats" may be purchased before the bee.  If you don't want to participate, come and watch the fun.

SWING DANCING

Monday, June 11th - 6:30 p.m. Dust off your dancing shoes! Abbey and James Schneider will join us to share pointers on swing dancing.  We will have music in the gazebo and dancing in the library park.  No registration required. No experience necessary.  (Rain date for event is Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m.)

KNITTERS

Meet each Thursday at 5 pm.