Computer Programs at Ellet Branch Library Next Week


Upcoming Computer Classes Sep 2015Our quarterly hands-on computer classes return next week!  Pictured is a listing of the classes that will be offered the week of August 31-September 5 at the Ellet Branch Library.  Hope to see you here!


Tax Considerations with Linda Ulinski


Ulinski Sep 2015Our Peace of Mind Legal Series with Linda Ulinski, ESQ, continues on Tuesday, September 1st at 6pm with Tax Considerations.  No need to register for this free program.


Thank You To Our Community Friends


We’d like to thank our community friends for their donations to our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program:


Acme Fresh Market

Akron Art Museum

Akron Zoo

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Downtown Akron Partnership/First Night

First Book of Greater Akron

Tuesday Musical

Weathervane Playhouse


AARP Foundation Seeks Volunteers for Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Program



In 2016 the AARP Foundation will again provide free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through its Tax-Aide program. In its 47th year, the program is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

Summit County has 14 sites, many of which are libraries.  Each site provides free tax preparation and free e-filing for federal and state returns, as well as assistance with local taxes.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program thrives due to the remarkable efforts of its volunteer base. No experience is necessary. Tax volunteers complete a tax preparation training workshop prior to working with taxpayers and our knowledgeable returning volunteers are always available for support.

To apply to become a Tax-Aide volunteer go to

1. Review volunteer program and position descriptions.

2. Click on the text in Box 2 to open application form and follow the steps on next page.

For more information, visit or call 1-888-OURAARP (1-888-687-2277). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.



Terry Pluto This Tuesday at 6PM


Terry Pluto Aug 2015Terry Pluto will be at the Ellet Branch Library this coming Tuesday, August 25, at 6pm to discuss his latest book, Glory Days in Tribe Town.  We will be selling copies of this book and several others, and Terry will be available to autograph books after his discussion.  Registration is requested, but not required.  To register, please call 330-784-2019.


Have You Completed Mind Body & Sole?

Photo courtesy Sooper Photography, LLC.

Photo courtesy Sooper Photography, LLC.

Have you completed Mind Body & Sole yet?

Cosmo the Chameleon has been hard at work, doing lots of reading and exercise to complete the program.  He has been doing lots of extra branch climbing and yoga in his habitat to earn his incentives.

If you have completed the program, stop by the branch for your t-shirt, raffle tickets and chance to win the grand prize.  We have lots of exciting prizes this year.  If you have not registered for Mind Body & Sole, there is still time.  Stop in today and say hello to Cosmo!



Family Program This Thursday


Foster Brown


Looking for Fun This Saturday?


The Ellet Branch Library will be joining in the festivities at Haley’s Run to celebrate the 5th anniversary.  We hope to see you there!  For more information, see below:

“Come celebrate the 5th anniversary of Haley’s Run preservation with a day exploring biodiversity. We’ll be surveying the natural landscape and wildlife, taking guided trail hikes and restoring the scenic area with hands-on activities. Learn from professional naturalists or share your own expertise while engaging the local flora and fauna. No environmental experience is needed for this family oriented festivity. Rain or shine, dress for the occasion and be ready to help beautify the thriving urban greenway.”

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And The Winner Is…


Introducing Cosmo

We wanted to thank everybody who participated in finding Cosmo a name by dropping suggestions into the box.  Altogether we had 297 name suggestions!  All of you had great ideas!


10 Things You Might Not Know About Queen Guitarist Brian May



By Ray Carmen

"Brian May" by Compadre Edua'h - Courtesy Wikipedia Commons

“Brian May” by Compadre Edua’h – Courtesy Wikipedia Commons

1. He wrote a book on the history of the universe with the late British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, called Bang!-The Complete History Of The Universe.
2. He has a degree in astrophysics from Imperial College in London, which he obtained in 2007 upon the completion of his thesis on the movement of zodiacal dust, which he had actually begun 33 years earlier in 1974, during the early days of Queen.
3. He has written two books on early stereo photography: A Village Lost And Found, and Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell.
4. He and his late father, Harold May, built May’s famous guitar, called The Red Special, when he was a teenager. It took them two years, and used, among other things, wood from an old fireplace for the neck of the guitar, and an old bicycle saddle-bag carrier for the tremolo bar. (
5. He stood as an MP in the recent British elections under the “Common Decency” platform (they lost). (
6. He is not only active in the campaign for the ending of the culling of badgers and the hunting of foxes, he is also active in campaigning for the protection of all animals against unnecessary, cruel, degrading and inhumane treatment.
7. Asteroid 52665 Brianmay was named in May’s honor on June 18, 2008 at the suggestion of Sir Patrick Moore (it also happened to have a professional designation of 1998 BM).
8. When Queen recorded May’s song We Will Rock You, he overdubbed the band clapping and stomping on old boards on several individual tracks. He gave each track a different delay effect, as if each track represented people stomping at different distances in a stadium (

9. Although Freddie Mercury was Queen’s lead singer, both May and drummer Roger Taylor often sang lead on their own songs.  Some of the songs that May sang lead vocals on include Some Day One Day from Queen II, Sleeping On The Sidewalk and All Dead All Dead, both from News Of The World, and ‘39 and Good Company from their legendary album A Night At The Opera.
10. Best known for writing rock anthems like the aforementioned We Will Rock You and I Want It All, May has also written lesser-known Queen ballads. All Dead, All Dead is an astonishing ballad about the death of a childhood pet cat, and Sail Away Sweet Sister (for the sister I never had) laments the fact that May was an only child.

Oh…and he also wrote Fat Bottomed Girls.

Check out Brian May’s website at: