Apple Pie


What could be more American than, well, apple pie?


One of our favorite desserts for autumn is apple pie, but there is a quite a variety of types.  Varieties include, but are not limited to caramel apple, Dutch apple, French apple, apple crisp and even apple pie cheesecake.  If you enjoy fall apples, there is an apple pie for you.

Apple pie calzones and other cookie recipes / by Brekka Hervey Larrew.


Apple pie perfect : 100 delicious and decidedly different recipes for America’s favorite pie / Ken Haedrich.


For other recipes try the following websites:

Apple Pie Recipes from Food Network

Apple Pie Recipes from


Haunted Ohio


Does creeping around an old cemetery at night, walking through an old deserted reformatory, or exploring the halls of an abandoned tuberculosis hospital sound exiting to you? Then Ohio has a few blood-chilling haunted places that would be right up your alley to visit.


Lima Tuberculosis Hospital

Abandoned places are actually one of the best spots where ghosts can freely move all over the place. Lima Tuberculosis Hospital is one of those abandoned places in Ohio that is haunted by ghosts. The legend says that there are ghosts of tuberculosis victims, they will follow you on your trip through the hospital and always remain a few steps behind you. You cannot really see them but you can definitely feel their presence. These are just few of the scary but true things that are happening inside this abandoned building.


Mansfield Reformatory

This reformatory is really amazing; it is made up of three architectural styles. Aside from that extravagant structure, there are also some interesting stories and events that happened in Mansfield Reformatory.  This is one of the most haunted places in Ohio because of the ghosts’ events that happened in this place. There are ghosts that are moving all over this place.

Elizabeth Grave, Mt. Union-Pleasant Valley Cemetery

This is about Elizabeth’s Grave which is located in the Mount Union-Pleasant Valley Cemetery. According to the legend, a tombstone of a woman named Elizabeth will move through different locations within the cemetery. There are several variations of the story. One said that Elizabeth hang herself from a tree located in the rear of the cemetery. There are still other creepy stories about this woman. This cemetery is one of the most haunted places in Ohio.



Find more places that our haunted in Ohio by checking out some of these spooky books from your library:


Ghost hunter’s guide to haunted Ohio / Chris Woodyard.

The haunted history of the Ohio State Reformatory / Sherri Brake.


Lost Ohio: more travels into haunted landscapes, ghost towns, and forgotten lives / Randy McNutt.


Ghosthunting Ohio / John B. Kachuba.


Book Sale at Green Branch Library



Our sale will be Saturday, October 25, from 10 am – 4 pm.

See you there!


Pumpkin Season


Tis the season – for everything Pumpkin that is! Check out our easy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe from Want more fun fall recipes? Come on in to the library – we can help you find what you need!


  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot brewed, strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons half & half cream
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar, or more to taste
  • whipped cream, optional
  • ground nutmeg


In a glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, spice and vanilla. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes- watch closely and remove it from the microwave when the milk is hot and frothy. Pour the pumpkin milk into a tall mug or glass. Add hot coffee and cream. Add sugar to taste, a teaspoonful at a time.

Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg.


Cleveland Browns


Are you excited about the Cleveland Browns?

It seems that Cleveland upset win over New Orleans Saints have given Northeast Ohio hope for a terrific football.  To learn more about this historical franchise check out books and DVDs at your local library




Fall is upon us


On September 22, the autumnal equinox brings the fall season to our Northern Hemisphere. In other words, Fall is upon us!  The temperature starts to get a bit cooler and the leaves are turning yellow, orange and red. It’s a beautiful season in Northeast Ohio. Enjoy the beginning of Fall by picking up a book about this wonderful season!




140th Anniversary


Visit Green Branch Library this month for a step back in time.  To celebrate the 140 year anniversary of library service to the community the Green Branch has, on display, pictures of kitchen items from the 1870’s.  This display goes along with our Cookbook Club’s theme this month which is Foods of the 1870’s.  You will find books with recipes from long ago, and recipe cards that you can use to try your hand at Victorian era cooking.  If you have a good dish or even a good story, join us on Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 for Cookbook Club.  This month’s meeting is open to cooks or just tasters.



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Introducing Sensory Story Time!


We are pleased to provide a special new story time this fall at your library. This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement.


Like our traditional story times, Sensory Story Time uses songs, books and fingerplays, but it also includes a schedule board (pictures representing the activity’s itinerary), a consistent program plan and sensory opportunities specially designed to engage children and families looking for a gentler experience.


Sensory Story Time will be held at Green Branch on the following Saturdays

at 10:30 a.m.

September 6

October 4

November 1

A call to reserve a spot is appreciated by not required.

We hope to see you there!


For more information on this and other library programs, please call the library at 330-896-9074.

Bubbles sensory story time



Lunch time


It’s back-to-school time!  As kids begin to return back to school, moms and dads everywhere stress over what to pack their kids for lunch. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat right when you’re there to monitor what he or she eats. But in the cafeteria, where the temptations of pizza, vending machines and other unhealthy snacks await, you have to up your game to get kids to actually eat what you’ve packed. Here are some cookbooks that might ease your stress level and help prepare that healthy lunch you strive for your kid to actually eat. Bon appetite!




Name the Birth Date Contest


Gotta go! Gotta go!

Our Monarch butterfly seemed to be saying just that when she emerged suddenly from her pupa on Wednesday, August 20th.  As quickly as she eclosed, or emerged, the next day she flew from her butterfly garden. This is a video taken at that time:

For those of you who might have missed it, during the month of August, visitors at the Green Branch Library have watched the metamorphosis of a 1/4” caterpillar into a pupa, then into a beautiful monarch.  It was interesting and so popular that we plan to repeat it next summer. Here’s a glimpse pre and post emergence.

NC Monarch pupa close up                NC Monarch post emergence


In the meantime, if you’d like to brush up on your butterfly facts here are some books for both children and adults.