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Main Library Bookmobile DeHoff Memorial East Canton Jackson Township Lake Community Madge Youtz North Perry Sippo Plain Community Sandy Valley

Locations and Hours Scheduled Closings Sep 2011 – Jan 2012 Monday, Sep 5 CLOSED Labor Day Sunday, Sep 11 Sunday Hours Resume Wednesday, Nov 9 CLOSED Staff In–Service Day Wednesday, Nov 23 CLOSE at 6 pm Thanksgiving Eve Thursday, Nov 24 CLOSED Thanksgiving Day Saturday, Sunday and Monday Dec 24, 25, 26 CLOSED Christmas Observed Saturday, Dec 31 CLOSED Sunday, Jan 1 CLOSED New Year's Hours Monday, Jan 16 CLOSED Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Main Library

715 Market Avenue N Canton, OH 44702 330.452.0665 Manager: Karen E. Miller Children’s....................330.458.2641 Genealogy...................330.458.2765 Mayor's Literacy.........330.458.2633 Reference...................330.458.2754 Technology Center.....330.458.2740 Teens...........................330.458.2650 Hours

MON–THU........... 9:00 am–8:00 pm FRI........................ 9:00 am–6:00 pm SAT........................9:00 am–5:00 pm SUN (Sep–May)........... 1:00–5:00 pm

DeHoff Memorial Branch

216 Hartford Avenue SE Canton, OH 44707 330.452.9014 Manager: Linda Bennett MON–FRI..........10:00 am–6:00 pm SAT..................... 10:00 am–5:00 pm

East Canton Branch

224 N Wood Street East Canton, OH 44730 330.488.1501 Manager: Brett Neff MON–FRI..........10:00 am–6:00 pm SAT..................... 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Library Card Services Library Cards

SCDL offers everyone the opportunity to have a free library card. Your library card will provide you with access to all library materials and online services. Each library card holder is responsible for: • All materials borrowed • Not allowing others to use their card • Charges for late, damaged or lost materials • Reporting a lost or stolen card • Cost of replacing lost or damaged card ($1)

To Obtain a Library Card

Patrons age 18 and older must: • Complete a library card application • Provide an acceptable form of identification (Photo ID with current address) Patrons ages 16 and 17 must: • Complete a library card application • Provide a parent/legal guardian’s name • Identification (school ID is preferred) Patrons under age 16 must: • Provide a completed card application • Provide a parent/legal guardian’s signature Educators may obtain a library card for educational purposes. Please re-

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view the Teacher Loan Procedures brochure for educator privileges. Corporate/Organization library cards are available upon request.

Fines

SCDL does not charge to check out library materials. Due date receipts are given at every checkout. However, if items are not returned or renewed by the due date, overdue fines will accrue. The fine for all materials, unless specifically noted, is 10¢/day/item. Fines for videos, DVDs, SearchOhio and ILL material are 50¢/day/item. Patrons may not check out or renew items if fines, fees or overdue materials exceed $5.00. • 1st Overdue Notice by phone, email or text one (1) week after an item is due. • 2nd Overdue Notice is sent three (3) weeks after the due date. • Four (4) weeks overdue, a bill will be mailed. Customers who have more than $25 in fines or overdue materials may be sent to the library's collection agency once the items reach 2 months overdue. Fines may be paid online or in person. All SCDL locations accept cash, personal checks or Visa/MasterCard. Restrictions may apply.

Jackson Township Branch

Perry Sippo Branch

Lake Community Branch

Plain Community Branch

7487 Fulton Drive NW Massillon, OH 44646 330.833.1010 Manager: Kathryn Kibler MON–THU 9:00 am–8:00 pm FRI........................ 9:00 am–6:00 pm SAT........................9:00 am–5:00 pm 11955 Market Avenue N Uniontown, OH 44685 330.877.9975 Manager: Jennifer Welsh MON–THU........... 9:00 am–8:00 pm FRI........................ 9:00 am–6:00 pm SAT........................9:00 am–5:00 pm

Madge Youtz Branch

2921 Mahoning Road NE Canton, OH 44705 330.452.2618 Manager: Kathleen Clay MON–FRI..........10:00 am–6:00 pm SAT..................... 10:00 am–5:00 pm

North Branch

189 25th Street NW Canton, OH 44709 330.456.4356 Manager: Robyn Guedel MON–THU........... 9:00 am–8:00 pm FRI........................ 9:00 am–6:00 pm SAT........................9:00 am–5:00 pm

Loan Periods and Limits Books, puppets Books on tape/CD Music tapes/CDs Magazines/Comics Videos/DVDs

14 days 14 days 14 days 7 days 7 days

No limit No limit 20* No limit 10*

*Limits may include any combination of Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile materials.

Library Notices

You may choose to be notified of reserved and overdue material by email, phone or text messages.

Internet Access

All Stark County District Library locations provide free Internet access. Filtered and unfiltered Internet access is available. If you wish to temporarily bypass the filtering software you must enter your authorized library barcode and have parental consent if under 16. All SCDL locations provide free WiFi and computers with Internet access and word processing. Printing costs may apply.

Returns

All SCDL materials may be returned to any Stark County District Library location.

5710 12th Street NW Canton, OH 44708 330.477.8482 Manager: Lisa Szeles MON–THU........... 9:00 am–8:00 pm FRI........................ 9:00 am–6:00 pm SAT........................9:00 am–5:00 pm SUN (Sep–May)........... 1:00–5:00 pm 1803 Schneider Street NE Canton, OH 44721 330.494.3399 Manager: Kendel Croston MON–THU*..........7:30 am–8:00 pm FRI*......................7:30 am–6:00 pm SAT........................9:00 am–5:00 pm SUN (Sep–May)........... 1:00–5:00 pm *Beginning Labor Day

Sandy Valley Branch

9754 Cleveland Avenue SE Magnolia, OH 44643 330.866.3366 Manager: Gretchen Holland MON and TUE......10:00 am–8:00 pm WED–FRI...........10:00 am–6:00 pm SAT..................... 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Bookmobile Services

715 Market Avenue N Canton, OH 44702 Manager: Tammy Long BOOKMOBILE........... 330.458.2824 KIDMOBILE............... 330.458.2822 OUTREACH................ 330.458.2827

Renewals

You may renew by phone, online at www.starklibrary.org or at any SCDL location. Some materials may not be renewable if reserved by another patron, Book Express or if renewal exceeds the maximum renewals (5) permitted.

Reserve Library Material

You may place holds on library materials at any library location or you may place holds online. You may choose how to be notified, whether by email, phone or text and at which SCDL location you wish to pick up your hold.

SearchOHIO and Interlibrary Loan

SearchOhio allows you to access the collections of 19 Ohio public libraries simply and easily using your Stark County District Library card. The SearchOhio portal allows direct, online requesting for residents of Ohio and delivery of books and other library media within a matter of days. ILL is a free service to borrow library materials from other libraries outside the Stark County District Library system.

FAQs

For more information, visit www.starklibrary.org/frequentlyaskedquest–1.

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Director’s Message

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ately I have setting, the public library. SCDL’s ability been asked this to provide titles has been focused on the question by friends Ohio eBook project which resides on our and acquaintances catalog. who are surprised Recently, with some innovative dialog to learn that in fact between some of the larger Ohio public eBooks are at the libraries including SCDL and Overdrive, library, or actually the company which provides eBooks available through to the library, roadblocks to making the library’s catalog. more titles available seem to have been Kent Oliver SCDL’s collection overcome. Later in 2011 our library Executive Director, Stark of eBooks is ever customers will see a significant increase County District Library expanding. in our selection of eTitles for As the use of reading devices their reading pleasure. The such as iPads, Nooks and interface between our titles “Does the Kindles proliferates, our library have and your eReader will also eCollection is growing. While be improved and increasingly eBooks?” the current library eTitles user friendly. Of course cannot be downloaded to a As they are now, access Kindle, that capability will to these titles will be FREE, we do! exist in the near future. just as access to print books To date public libraries is free. Our library continues have been limited in their ability to its dedication to making sure you have provide the public downloadable eBooks. information at your fingertips, free of Frankly, the process of downloading charge. If you have an eBook reader, or has been clunky and painstaking. In a home computer, and wish to seek out addition, because of fee structures titles, jump on the library’s catalog and between ebook vendors, publishers and check them out. The changes to this authors there has been a reluctance to collection are coming and coming fast as make titles available in a non–profit it grows to meet your needs.

New Computer Reservation Software Installed at Stark County District Library

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he Stark County District Library has begun installing computer reservation software on public computers throughout the library system. The system will be rolled out in the Main Library’s Technology Center beginning July 7, and then it will be installed on all of the library’s 200–plus public computer terminals over the course of the next several weeks. The new software will help the library assure that everyone has access to a computer when they need one. Computer use will be limited to a maximum of 120 minutes per person per day, and it will be available in three segments. The first computer session can last up to 60 minutes, followed by two, separate 30 minute sessions. If no one is waiting for a computer, a customer will be able to stay at the terminal for the entire 120 minutes without taking a break. Another change is that computer users will need to have a library card in order to use a computer; individuals will need to input their library card number to access the system. If all the computers in a location are in use, the system will provide you with a reservation so that you can be placed in a queue for the next available PC. This system also will change how people can print from the library’s computers. People will have to input their library card and pre–pay for printing. The cost to print remains the same at $0.15 per page. For any questions, please contact the Stark County District Library at 330.452.0665.

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Fall 2011, Issue no. 27

One Book, One Community

Special Events and Book Discussions on The Disappearing Man.......................6

News

Director's Message............................... 3 Friends of the Library............................ 4 Library Card Services............................ 2 Locations and Hours............................. 2 New Computer Reservation................. 3

Featured Events

Adopt a Shelter Pet Month................... 5 Banned Books Week............................ 5 Civil War Anniversary programs........... 7 Gingerbread House Contest..............12 Grant and Proposal Writing.................. 5 Jim Tully: Rediscovering a Lost Ohio Writer......................................13 Little Theatre Troupe Auditions..........19 Pups and Pages...................................10 Teen Read Week.................................... 5 Touchdown for Reading......................19

Events and Programs

Main Library........................................... 9 Bookmobile..........................................10 Computer and Technology Classes...... 8 DeHoff Memorial Branch...................11 East Canton Branch............................12 Jackson Township Branch..................13 Lake Community Branch....................14 Madge Youtz Branch...........................15 North Branch........................................16 Perry Sippo Branch............................. 17 Plain Community Branch....................18 Sandy Valley Branch............................19 Age Group Key: Family = Most appropriate for families with young children All Ages = Most appropriate for adults and older teens Teens = Most appropriate for grades 6–12 Program Registration: Available online, by phone or in person at any location. Copyright © 2011–12 Stark County District Library

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Friends Of the Library

715 Market Avenue N, Canton, Ohio 44702 • 330.458.2630 • www.scdlmainfol.org • www.facebook.com/TheFriendsOftheStarkCountyDistrictLibrary

Save These Dates...

Travel with Friends

Monday, October 24 Board bus: 5:30 pm, Depart: 5:45 pm Program: 7:30 pm, Ohio Theatre, Cleveland Hear best–selling author Michael Pollan’s clear, concise, and witty talk about nature and culture meeting on our plates, farms, gardens, and environment: In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

An Evening with Friends

Saturday, November 19 6:30–9:30 pm, Main Library, Canton Join us for a delightful evening of delicious treats, wonderful entertainment, and a chance to purchase unique bookends designed by local artists. “The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

Become a Friend of the Stark County District Library Love books or being with other book lovers? Then join the Friends of the Library! Volunteer in many ways to support the library and enjoy free programs and book sale discounts. Newsletters will keep you updated on library events and strengthen your voice as a library advocate. If this is the time for you to “give back” to our free public library system, please contact us at: 330–458–2630 or email: FOL@ starklibrary.org or visit us at www.starklibrary/friendsofthelibrary Membership Year: October thru September Life.......................$1,000 Family..................... $25 Sustaining...........$250 Civic........................ $50 Patron..................$100 Senior...................... $10 Individual............$15 SCDL Staff............. $10 *Renewing members may offer one free membership to a friend!

Book Sales

You won’t believe the bargains!

Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm Sep 3; Oct 1; Nov 5; Dec 3

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Books of every topic and for all interests await you at the FOL book sales. Members receive a 10% discount. BAG DAYS: Due to a surplus of books, we will have bag days each month from Aug – Dec 2011. 1st bag=$4, 2nd bag=$3, additional bags=$2

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“There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library.” ~Andrew Carnegie

FOL Gift Shop “OOGLIE” dolls are here! Exclusively designed by a local artist for the FOL, these adorable, soft dolls are perfect for boys or girls. Just right for snuggling when hearing a bedtime story. Shopping for the perfect T–Shirt? We have comfy tees promoting reading in colorful graphics in adult and child sizes. All Gift Shop proceeds benefit the Stark County District Library.

Friends of the Library

Special Programs Programs are free for FOL members. Non–members fee is $2.00. All programs are held at the Main Library, McKinley Room. Monday, October 10 @ 10:30 am (coffee @ 10 am) Program: Cornelius Aultman “Visionary, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Community Leader” Speaker: Bob Leibensperger, Retired Timken executive and active community volunteer will portray Cornelius Aultman. Tuesday, November 1 @ 10:30 am (coffee @ 10 am) Program: The Art and Architecture of Israel and Rome Speaker: Al Albacete, will talk about his recent trip to Israel and Rome in the company of Rabbi John Spitzer and a tour group through Walsh University. Tuesday, December 6 @ 6:00 pm Program: A Concert of Carols and Seasonal Music Speaker: The Handbell Choirs of Trinity United Church of Christ will be ringing festive carols and seasonal songs.

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GRANT and PROPOSAL WRITING

Banned Books Week September 24 - October 1

Bestselling Teen Author

Lauren Myracle to visit Schools served by the Stark County District Library

Finding Foundation Support for Your Education

In celebration of Banned Books Week, the Stark County District Library will welcome bestselling teen fiction author Lauren Myracle to local high schools. Her works include ttyl, Bliss, Luv Ya Bunches, Rhymes with Witches, and her most recent, Shine. What is it about these works that make Lauren Myracle one of the most challenged teen fiction authors of our time? Perhaps her realistic scenarios and frank, honest depictions of the concerns of young people today.

Thursday, Sep 8 •( 10:00–11:30 am Main Library

Adults: Learn about tools and techniques for seeking financial support for higher education, presented by the Foundation Center, Cleveland. Are you looking for undergraduate scholarships? Are you a graduate student seeking doctoral support? Are you seeking funding for continuing education? Join us for our introductory class on obtaining financial aid for your studies. We’ll dispel some common myths about foundation support and discuss: • What you need to know before approaching foundations • The different sources of funding • How to create a personal profile to attract funders • Resources that provide information on scholarships from foundations and other grantmakers, including Foundation Grants to Individuals Online • The application process, including tips on how to make your application successful

Proposal Writing Basics Thursday, Nov 3 •( 3:00–4:30 pm Main Library

Adults: Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation presented by the Foundation Center, Cleveland. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover: • How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process • What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation • Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger • What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments • Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals ( = Register online, by phone or at any library location.

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Teen Read Week October 16–22

Picture It

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Teens: Go to www.facebook.com/starklibrary to participate. Post a picture of yourself reading, at a library or bookstore, or posing with a book on the Teen Read Week event page. Then encourage your friends to do the same!

National

Adopt a Shelter Pet Month Program

Saturday, Oct 29 10:00 am–4:00 pm All Ages: Meet surprise celebrities from Northeastern Ohio and join us for a day filled with fun, information and entertainment about shelter pets. 10:00 am.....Stark County Humane Society, Lou Criswell 10:15 am.....Greyhound Rescue, Nancy Ruble 10:35 am.....Animal Protection Guild: Neutering discount program, Kathi Webber 11:00 am.....Alley Cat Allies: Trap–neuter–return program for feral cats, Tobin Franks Noon.............Coalition for Animal Concerns: Neutering discount program 1:00 pm.......Stark County Veterinary Emergency Clinic: Services and tips on how to keep your pets safe and avoid emergencies, Loren Berg 1:00 pm.......The Akron Zoo: Meet some exciting animals from the zoo in the Children's Department 1:30 pm.......Stark County Dog Warden: Learn about adoption of animals, Regan Tetro 2:30 pm.......Ronald McDonald: Magic show and meet–and–greet, Ronald McDonald

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Kick-Off Program

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The Mayor’s Literacy Commission has selected the historical novel The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson for the 2011 One Book, One Community M M IS SIO program. Based on the true story of slave Henry “Box” Brown, the book relates Brown’s experiences with the harsh realities of slavery and his amazing escape, accomplished by shipping himself to freedom in a wooden box. The Mayor’s Literacy Commission and the Canton School Employees Federal Credit Union, sponsors of this year’s program, invite you to attend the special events and book discussions. R’S

Tuesday, Oct 4 • 7:00 pm Presentation and book signing by Doug Peterson, author of The Disappearing Man. Malone University’s Johnson Center, canton

Slavery, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War Wednesday, Oct 12 • 7:00 pm Roundtable discussion in small groups. Malone University’s Johnson Center, canton

Tour of the Spring Hill Underground Railroad Station

Sunday, Oct 16 • 2:00 pm Includes a discussion session. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors (65+). Free for Spring Hill members and children 5 and under. Spring Hill Historic Home, massillon

Family Celebration of Freedom

Thursday, Oct 20 • 6:30 pm Featuring the children’s book Henry’s Freedom Box and quilt square craft activity for our “Freedom Quilt.” Stark County District Library, canton

Video Dramatization of Key Scenes from The Disappearing Man

Thursday, Oct 27 • 7:00 pm Followed by a discussion of the issues presented in the story. Malone University’s Johnson Center, Canton

BOOK DISCUSSIONS DATE TIME LIBRARY LOCATION Sep 12

6:00 pm

Sandy Valley Branch*

Sep 19

2:30 pm

Massillon Public Library

Sep 22

6:30 pm

North Branch*

Sep 27

7:00 pm

Louisville Public Library

Oct 3

2:00 pm

North Canton Public Library

Oct 6

6:00 pm

Jackson Township Branch*

Oct 6

6:00 pm

Perry Sippo Branch*

Oct 6

6:30 pm

Plain Community Branch*

Oct 11

4:00 pm

DeHoff Memorial Branch*

Oct 11

7:00 pm

East Canton Branch*

Oct 18

6:30 pm

Lake Community Branch*

Oct 18

6:30 pm

North Canton Public Library

Oct 27

11:00 am

Madge Youtz Branch*

*Denotes a Stark County District Library location.

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Join your library in commemorating one of our nation's most historic turning points.  Register online, by phone or at any library location. @Lake

Civil War: Quilts and The Underground Railroad

Tuesday, Sep 20 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Adults: Barbara A. Lyons from the University of Mount Union will present a program based on the book Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and The Underground Railroad by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard, PhD.

@Perry Voices from History, a Portrayal of Julia Ward Howe

Thursday, Oct 13 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Adults: Join us as Janey Davis portrays Julia Ward Howe who was active in the anti–slavery movements that lead to the Civil War. She is best known today for having written the words to "The Battle Hymn of Republic."

Ghost Stories of the Civil War

@Jackson

Thursday, Oct 27 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Teens/Adults: Paul Goebbel, historical presenter, will share Civil War stories that fall within the realm of the speculative. Many of the stories are probably only local legends and folklore but these types of tales can sometimes point us in the right direction, because many ghost legends have a basis in fact.

Ghost Stories of the Civil War

Monday, Oct 10 • 6:00–8:00 pm • Teens/Adults: Paul Goebbel, historical presenter, will share Civil War stories that fall within the realm of the speculative. Many of the stories are probably only local legends and folklore but these types of tales can sometimes point us in the right direction, because many ghost legends have a basis in fact.

Meet Civil War Doctor Mary Walker

Saturday, Nov 5 • 11:00 am–Noon • Teens/Adults: Meet Wilma Snyder–Casenhiser who portrays Dr. Mary Walker, the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for her service during the Civil War.

@DeHoff

A Soldier’s Life in the Civil War

Wednesday, Oct 19 • 11:00 am •( All Ages: Christopher Craft from the Massillon Museum will discuss what it was like to be a Civil War soldier.

@Plain

Ghost Stories of the Civil War

Civil War on Sunday

Sunday, Jan 29 • 2:00–3:00 pm • Family: Do you like the Magic Tree House book series? Come see Clara Barton come to life from the book Civil War on Sunday.

@Sandy Valley Civil War Equipment

Monday, Oct 17 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Teens/Adults: Join us for a presentation by a local Civil War re–enactor. He will demonstrate the weaponry and essentials of the Civil War soldier. Presented by Christopher Craft of the Massillon Museum.

@Madge Youtz

One Book, One Community and the Civil War Experience

Thursday, Oct 13 • 6:00–7:30 pm Teens/Adults: Paul Goebbel, historical presenter, will share Civil War stories that fall within the realm of the speculative. Many of the stories are probably only local legends and folklore but these types of tales can sometimes point us in the right direction, because many ghost legends have a basis in fact.

Thursday, Oct 27 • 11:00 am–Noon • Adults: Experience the Civil War with re–enactor Janey Davis portraying Julia Ward Howe. And join a book discussion on The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson.

A Civil War Christmas

Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War

Tuesday, Dec 13 • 2:30–4:00 pm • Teens: Celebrate the holiday season in the traditions of the 1860s. Enjoy refreshments and learn how the Rebels and Yankees celebrated Christmas.

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Thursday, Nov 10 • 6:30 pm •( Adults: Join historical presenter Paul Goebbel and explore methods used by both sides in America’s bloodiest war.

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nd by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons. President Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation ~ January 1, 1863 www.StarkLibrary.org

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Computer and Technology Classes

The Stark County District Library offers free computer and technology classes for all ages. Seating is limited. For more information or to register by phone, call Dee Rondinella at 330.458.3150, email: trainer@starklibrary.org or online through the Events Calendar.

Senior Surfers

Computer classes for Adults 55+

Basic Skills: Saving Your Files

Save files in My Documents, My Pictures, and My Videos as well as other storage devices. Monday, Nov 28 • 10:00–11:30 am PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Computer Running Slow? Basic Skills: Keyboard

Basic keyboard functions e.g. Enter, Space bar, Tab; arrow keys, delete, backspace; Help. Tuesday, Sep 6 • 10:00–11:30 am MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH Monday, Nov 7 • 2:00–3:30 pm PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

Basic Skills: Mouse

Styles of a mouse; maintenance; right and left click and scroll. Tuesday, Sep 13 • 10:00–11:30 am MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH Tuesday, Nov 8 • 10:00–11:30 am PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

Basic Skills: Windows

Learn the desktop; launch from the Start menu or desktop; open, save, and close; Tabs, Ribbons, and Print. Tuesday, Sep 20 • 10:00–11:30 am MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

Internet Searching

Search the Internet, learn the basics of the WWW, Internet providers and browsers; Back, Forward, scroll and more. Tuesday, Sep 27 • 10:00 am–Noon MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

Email: Creating an Account Create an email account using Gmail. (Prerequisite: Internet)

Thursday, Oct 13 • 2:00–4:00 pm EAST CANTON BRANCH

Regular Classes Basic Skills: Mouse

Styles of a mouse; maintenance; right and left click and scroll. Thursday, Oct 13 • 10:00–11:30 am EAST CANTON BRANCH

Basics Skills: Printing

Types of printers and printing from word processors, spreadsheets, presentations and the Internet. Wednesday, Nov 16 • 6:00–7:30 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH Tuesday, Nov 29 • 10:00–11:30 am PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

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Keep your computer protected from Spyware, Malware, Viruses and Hackers. Thursday, Nov 17 • 2:00–4:00 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH

eReaders and Downloadable Books

Learn about the Ohio eBook Project and software; download eBooks using an eReader. Thursday, Nov 17 • 6:00–7:30 pm LAKE COMMUNITY BRANCH

Excel I: Basics

Open, close, and save a worksheet; Ribbons and Buttons; cut, copy and paste; basic cell formatting skills. (Prerequisite: Mouse and Keyboard Skills)

Thursday, Sep 22 • 6:00–7:30 pm LAKE COMMUNITY BRANCH Monday, Nov 28 • 2:00–4:00 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Excel II: Formulas and More

Learn Excel formulas (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division); sorting order; Special Paste to link documents together. (Prerequisite: Excel I)

Thursday, Oct 6 • 6:00–7:30 pm LAKE COMMUNITY BRANCH Tuesday, Nov 29 • 2:00–4:00 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Excel III: Labels, Charts, and More

Use mail merge; create charts and graphs; subtotals and more. (Prerequisite: Excel I and II)

Wednesday, Nov 30 • 2:00–4:00 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Going Wireless

Learn the basic setup to turn your home into a wireless environment. Thursday, Nov 17 • 10:00 am–Noon JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH

Make your Own Greeting Cards

Create and print greeting and holiday cards for friends and family using Microsoft Word. Monday, Nov 7 • 6:00–7:30 pm PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

Meet the Mac

Learn the basic features of Apple’s MacBook including the Docking Station, Menus, and Spotlight. Save, close and open files. Wednesday, Nov 30 • 6:00–7:30 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Mac Pages

Learn the basics features of Mac Pages; font formatting, bold, underline, text alignment and more Format Bar options. Tuesday, Dec 6 • 6:00–7:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY

Running an Open Source Operating System I

Learn to download and operate an open source operating system. Wednesday, Oct 12 • 2:00–4:00 pm MAIN LIBRARY

Running an Open–Source Operating System II

Building on the basics, learn how to operate the open source operating system Ubuntu. Wednesday, Oct 26 • 2:00–4:00 pm MAIN LIBRARY

Running Edubuntu, an Open Source Operating System

View a demonstration of Edubuntu, an open source operating system that is designed for K–12 students. Tuesday, Nov 15 • 6:00–7:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY

Using a Laptop

Learn the parts and pieces of a laptop including the touchpad, monitor, and storage options. Wednesday, Nov 16 • 2:00–4:00 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH

Job Skills Excel: I, II, III, IV

In this four–part series, you will learn about the Ribbons and Buttons; Formatting and Formulas; finish with special features such as Charts, Subtotaling, Label Making and Mail Merge. Tuesdays: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 • 5:30–7:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY

Powerpoint

Learn to open, close, and save a PowerPoint Presentation; create a storyboard; learn to resize, move and delete text boxes; additional menu options; show your presentation. Thursday, Dec 1 • 10:00 am–Noon PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Word: I, II, III, IV

In this four–part series, learn the basic features of Word; formatting text; Tables and Columns; Bullets; Document Styles and Mail Merge. Tuesdays: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 • 2:00–4:00 pm MAIN LIBRARY

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Main Library

715 Market Avenue N, Canton OH 44702 • 330.452.0665  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

SCDL International Short Film Series

Wednesdays • 6:30 pm Sep 7; Oct 5; Nov 2; Dec 7; Jan 4 Adults: View award–winning short films from around the world as well as by local filmmakers. Programs are followed by an open discussion.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Presented by The Ohio State University Extension in Stark County

Thursdays • 1:00–3:00 pm • Sep 8, 15, 22, 29 Adults: This interactive program will help families with children learn about nutrition, meal planning, stretching food dollars, and increasing physical activity. Food tastings and recipes will be provided.

Stretch Your Budget: Couponing

Saturday, Sep 10 • 9:30 am–12:30 pm • Adults: Learn how to stretch your budget with valuable tips, coupons, and programs from local businesses. Featuring representatives from Fishers Foods, Giant Eagle, Target and ToysRUs.

Pups and Pages

Saturdays • 10:30 am–Noon • Sep 10; Oct 8; Nov 12; Dec 3 Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Bring a book or borrow one of ours.

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesdays • 5:00–6:00 pm • Sep 13; Oct 11; Nov 8; Dec 13 Teens: Help plan programs, volunteer in the library, the community and more.

Tales for Tween Readers Book Club

Tuesdays • 3:00–4:00 pm • Sep 13; Oct 11; Nov 8; Dec 13 Grades 4–6: Chat about books and enjoy a snack. Titles decided at future meetings. Sep 13 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

Small Business Start–Up Essentials

Thursday, Sep 15 • 10:00–11:30 am •( Adults: Marcie Bragg from the Center for Entrepreneurial Success will present the basics of starting your own business, including marketing, legal issues, resources and more.

Stretch Your Budget: Clutter into Ca$h

Saturday, Sep 17 • 9:30–11:30 am • Adults: Would you like to learn how to turn clutter into cash? Beth Miles, a “garage sale guru” who specializes in home organization and estate, garage and downsizing sales will teach us how.

Pirates on Patrol

October is Family History Month

Mondays • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Adults Oct 3........Creating a Heritage Page Oct 10......Using Ancestry.com and Family Search Oct 17......Tracing your Stark County Ancestors Using Land Records Oct 24......Finding Ohio’s Online Records

It’s for the Birds

Tuesday, Oct 4 • 6:30 pm • Family: Learn about Ohio birds and create a haven for our feathered friends. Craft provided by Lowe’s.

Resumé Clinic

Thursday, Oct 6 • 10:00–11:00 am • Adults: Learn how to create a job–winning resumé.

Community Crafting

Thursdays • 3:30–5:00 pm • Oct 6; Nov 3; Dec 1 Teens: Make something for the needy as well as yourself. Examples include: baby blankets, hats for the homeless, slippers and more.

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Thursday, Oct 13 • 7:00 pm • Grades Preschool–2: Bring your teddy bear or other favorite stuffed animal for story time and a bedtime snack. Pick up your friend the next morning (Friday at 10:00 am) and get a surprise souvenir.

Zombie Apocalypse

Thursday, Oct 27 • 3:30–5:00 pm • Teens: Learn makeup techniques to look like a zombie and hide amongst them.

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Month Program

Saturday, Oct 29 • 10:00 am–4:00 pm All Ages: Meet surprise celebrities from Northeastern Ohio and join us for an exciting day of fun, information and entertainment about shelter pets. See page 5 for event details.

2nd Annual Digging In the Dark: Genealogy After Hours

Saturday, Oct 29 • 6:00 pm–Midnight • Adults: Join us for a full evening of family history research. Mingle and share with fellow researchers as you discover the details of your ancestry. No previous genealogy experience necessary.

Family Halloween Party

Monday, Oct 31 •6:30 pm • Family: Boo! Put on your favorite costume and come to the library for a spooky celebration.

Kindermusik

Saturday, Sep 17 • 2:00 pm • Family: Celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Stop by the library for fun and activities.

Tuesday, Nov 8 • 10:30–11:15 am Ages 2–5: Miss Debbie Garren from Kindermusik presents a musical story time featuring music, dance and stories to get your little one moving to the beat.

Japanime’niacs

Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War

Wednesdays • 3:30–5:00 pm • Sep 21; Oct 19; Nov. 16; Dec. 21 Teens: Get together with other anime fans and explore aspects of Japanese culture.

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Thursday, Nov 10 • 6:30 pm • Adults: Join historical presenter Paul Goebbel and explore methods used by both sides in America’s bloodiest war.

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Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–23 months w/caregiver Tuesdays • 10:30 am • Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2–3 years w/caregiver Wednesdays • 10:30 am • Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

Preschool Story Time

Ages 4–5 years w/caregiver Thursdays • 10:30 am • Sep 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Family Story Time

Family Tuesdays • 6:30 pm • Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 11, 18, 25

Mother Goose Is on the Loose Family Tuesdays: Nov 15, 22 • 6:30 pm • or Wednesdays: Nov 16, 23 • 10:30 am •

Holiday Hoopla Story Time

Family Tuesdays: Dec 6, 13• 6:30 pm • or Wednesdays: Dec 7, 14 • 10:30 am •

National Gaming Day Tournaments

Saturday, Nov 12 Crossword Puzzles • 9:00 am–Noon • Sudokus • 1:00–4:00 pm • Adults: Compete in tournaments using NY Times’ Crossword Puzzles created by Will Shortz, and Sudokus, following the same pattern. Completed puzzles will be judged to determine the winners.

Gingerbread House Contest

Nov 21–29 • Library Hours All Ages: Enter our annual gingerbread competition. Entries must be received at the Main Library in Children’s Services by the end of the day on Tuesday, Nov 29. Winners will be announced at Light Up Downtown on Dec 1. See ad on pg. 12.

The Making of A Secret Gift

Thursday, Dec 8 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Adults: Learn how the library’s Genealogy department was instrumental in tracing descendants for author Ted Gup to interview for his book.

Life–Size Candy Land

Saturday, Dec 10 • 10:00 am–2:00 pm Family: Do you love the game of Candy Land? Play our life–size version for some fun candy prizes and learn your colors too!

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Bookmobile Services

715 Market Avenue N, Canton OH 44702 • 330.458.2820 The Bookmobile will close for one week from December 26–30, 2011 and for two weeks from May 21–June 1, 2012 for all day stops. The evening stops from 5:30–7:30 pm will continue to operate during this period. Have a question about Bookmobile Services? Call Tammy Long, Bookmobile Manager at 330.458.2820 or the Bookmobile Office at 330.458.2824.

Pumpkin Candy Contest

September–December 2011

Oct 1–31 • See schedule for times Adults: Guess the number of candy pumpkins in the jar and win a Halloween treat.

Bookmobile Weekly Schedule

Ticket, Ticket, Who’s Got a Ticket?

Oct 1–31 • See schedule for times Teens: Check out a book, receive a ticket and you may be a winner.

Night Stops • 5:30–7:30 pm MONDAYS

Beach City (public stop)

Check it Out Contest

No visits on Sep 5, Dec 26

Nov 28–Dec 16 • See schedule for times Adults: Check out a book and you will be entered in our prize drawing for a festive holiday prize.

Tuesdays

Southgate Shopping Center (public stop)

Holiday Contest

Wednesday

Dec 1–23 • See schedule for times Teens: Guess the number of holiday bulbs in the jar to win.

Waynesburg Shopping Centre (public stop)

The complete Bookmobile schedule, including all day public stops, will be available at all Stark County District library locations and online at www.StarkLibrary.org, beginning the last week in August 2011.

Fisher Foods on Harrison SW (public stop) Wales Square Shopping Center (public stop)

No visits on Nov 9, 23

Thursdays No visits on Nov 24

Pups and Pages

Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read.  = Please register at each participating location.

Main Library

Sandy Valley BRANCH

Saturdays • 10:30 am–Noon •  Sep 10; Oct 8; Nov 12; Dec 3

Saturday, Nov 5 • 10:30 am–Noon • 

East canton branch

Saturday, Sep 17 • 10:30 am–Noon • 

Lake Community Branch

Saturday, Nov 5 • 3:00–4:00 pm • 

Perry Sippo BRANCH

Saturdays • 10:30 am–Noon •  Sep 24; Oct 22; Nov 12

North Branch

Saturday, Nov 12 • 10:30 am–Noon • 

Madge youtz branch

Saturdays • 10:30 am–Noon •  Oct 15; Nov 19

Plain community branch

Saturday, Oct 29 • 10:30 am–Noon • 

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DeHoff Memorial Branch

216 Hartford Avenue SE, Canton OH 44707 • 330.452.9014

 = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

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Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3–5 years Fridays • 10:30–11:00 am • Sep 16, 23, 30; Oct 14, 21; Nov 4, 18; Dec 9

Ghost Hunters of Ohio

The 2011 Summer Reading Club One World, Many Stories was a big hit with all ages. Passports and scratch-off tickets, made for daily and weekly prizes and a whole lot of fun for everyone!

State Flags Identification Contest

Sep 1–30 • Library Hours Grades K–5: Match states with their flags and win a prize.

X Marks the Spot

Thursday, Sep 15 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Gather clues to locate hidden treasures. No shoveling is required!

Saturday, Oct 29 • 2:00 pm • Adults: Join the Canton Paranormal Investigators for an afternoon of investigation and research of unexplained activity in Northeast Ohio and the surrounding areas.

Halloween Contest and Stories

Saturday, Oct 29 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Wear your favorite costume and enjoy some scary stories.

Flashback to the 1980s

Tuesday, Nov 1 • Noon–5:00 pm Adults: MTV, big hair, and breakdancing. Help us remember the decade of the eighties. Wear your favorite outfit from the 80s and win a prize.

Disaster Preparedness Series

Thursday, Sep 22 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Test your literary skills. Teams of up to four players will compete for prizes.

Wednesdays • 4:30–5:30 pm • Nov 2, 16, 23, 30 Family: Where should you go when a tornado strikes? What do you do if there is no electricity? This series will cover the steps you need to take in case of an emergency.

Refashion Your Fashion

Ice Cream Contest

Wednesdays • 3:30–4:30 pm • Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21 Teens/Adults: Share your passion for saving money with other shoppers. Bring coupons and swap them with others.

Meyer's Lake Revisited

Teen Book Café

In the Loop Knitters

Saturday, Oct 8 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Bring in your favorite photograph and turn it into a puzzle.

Saturday, Nov 26 • 2:00–4:00 pm • All Ages: Play Wii games with your friends.

Creation Station Locker Mania

Saturday, Dec 3 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Make a craft for the holidays.

Family Scrapbooking

Tuesday, Sep 6 • 3:30–4:30 pm • Adults: Create a scrapbook using family photos.

Back to School Craft

Saturday, Sep 10 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Create a cool craft for back to school.

DeHoff Coupon Savings Club

Mondays • 3:30–4:30 pm • Sep 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 5, 12, 19 Teens/Adults: Stay in the loop and share the latest knitting techniques with others.

Employment Source Program

Tuesday, Sep 13 • 2:00–3:00 pm • Adults: Amy Miller from the Employment Source will share tips on how to find employment.

DeHoff Memorial Book Club

Tuesdays • 4:30–5:30 pm Adults Sep 13 ��The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Oct 11 ���The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson Nov 8 �����Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson Dec 13 ���The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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Teen Trivia

Thursday, Sep 29 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Create your own personal designer umbrella to protect you from the elements. Thursday, Oct 6 • 1:30 pm • Adults: Kimberly Kenney from the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum will present an illustrated history of Meyer's Lake.

Puzzle Making for Kids

Thursday, Oct 13 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Stop in and create cool and unique items for your school locker.

A Soldier’s Life in the Civil War

Wednesday, Oct 19 • 11:00 am • All Ages: Christopher Craft from the Massillon Museum will discuss what it was like to be a Civil War soldier.

Movie Maker

Friday, Oct 28 • 4:00–5:00 pm Teens: Learn to create mini movies using Microsoft Movie Maker. Microsoft Movie Maker is free software found on most PCs that supports Microsoft Windows or can be accessed as a free download.

Saturday, Nov 12 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Family: How much ice cream can you eat? Come to the library and find out! Thursday, Nov 17 • 4:00–5:00 pm Teens: Bring your friends and take an exclusive look at the hottest books published for teens.

Wii Games

Christmas Craft

Christmas Stories and Crafts

Saturday, Dec 17 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Enjoy a holiday story and then create a craft for Christmas.

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E ast Canton Branch

224 North Wood Street, East Canton OH 44730 • 330.488.1501  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library. Programming subject to change based on unexpected school closings or room changes with the Foltz Community Center scheduling.

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Family Story Time

Family Wednesdays • 10:30 am • Sep 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21

Birding with Canton Audubon Society

Travel Along the Lincoln Highway

Thursday, Oct 13 • 2:00 pm • Adults: From Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, the Lincoln Highway was America’s first road across the USA and it's just one block from this branch. Join representatives from the Lincoln Highway Association for a brief history of the Highway, followed by a photo tour from New York to San Francisco.

Fall Kick–Off Celebration with Outback Ray

Thursday, Sep 8 • 2:00 pm • Adults: A presentation about birding and habitat conservation in Stark County, Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Saturday, Oct 15 • 2:00 pm • All Ages: Celebrate the season with food, fun and reptiles! Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is a hands–on show featuring more than a dozen exotic reptiles, mammals, birds and bugs.

Adult Book Discussion

Teen Cuisine

Tuesdays • 7:00 pm Adults Sep 13 ���Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch Oct 11 ����Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson Nov 8 �����Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Thursday, Sep 15 • 2:00 pm • Adults: Find out how to recognize the signs that an older adult is a victim of financial exploitation. Also learn about helpful consumer resources and how to report scams and other problems to appropriate organizations. Presented by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Thursday, Nov 3 •3:30–4:30 pm • Teens: Fabulous dishes just for teen chefs.

Hospice 101

Thursday, Nov 10 • 2:00 pm • Adults: Hospice care is a physician–directed program of medical, nursing, social, spiritual and emotional support services for people facing the end of life. Join Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Stark and Carroll Counties to learn more about the hospice services available in our community. November is Hospice Awareness Month.

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Saturday, Nov 19 • 2:00 pm • Family: Learn how to start a holiday tradition. Enter your creation into SCDL's Annual Gingerbread House Contest. Supplies will be provided.

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Thursday, Dec 8 • 2:00 pm • Adults: Bring a few dozen of your favorite holiday cookies to eat, share and exchange along with copies of your recipe(s) and a few take–home containers.

Holiday Gifts

Saturday, Dec 10 • 3:00 pm • Teens: Need a gorgeous gift but don’t have the cash? Let us help you with that.

Pups and Pages

Saturday, Sep 17 • 10:30 am–Noon • Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Bring a book or borrow one of ours.

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesdays •4:00–4:45 pm • Sep 20; Oct 18; Nov 15; Dec 13 Teens: Come voice your opinion about library programs for teens.

Teen Writer’s Café

Tuesdays •3:30–4:30 pm • Sep 27; Oct 25; Nov 22; Dec 20 Teens: Creative writing at its best! Refreshments will be provided.

East Canton Branch Book Sale

Oct 3–8 • Library Hours All Ages: Bring a bag on Saturday, Oct 8 and fill it up for $1.00.

Memoir/Journal Writing Workshop

Tuesdays • 11:00 am • Oct 4, 11, 25; Nov 1 Adults: Experience the difference between keeping a diary, a journal and writing memoirs; engage in creative writing prompts; participate in group discussions; and become empowered to share your life stories in a journal, memoir or family legacy.

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Jackson Township Branch

7487 Fulton Drive NW, Massillon OH 44646 • 330.833.1010  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

Adult Book Discussion Group Thursdays • 6:00–8:00 pm Sep 1 �����Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Oct 6 ������The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson Nov 3 �����The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Dec 1 �����The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Jan 5 ������John Adams by David McCullough

Kids Crochet

Mondays • 6:30 pm Sep 12; Oct 24; Nov 7; Dec 5 • Grades 3–6: Learn to crochet basic stitches and make a holiday gift for yourself or someone special. Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided.

Close Knit Group

Mondays • 6:30–8:00 pm • Sep 12, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21; Dec 5, 19 Adults: Join our knitting group and share your skills, learn some new tips, or trade knitting and handcraft secrets. All levels are welcome, beginners and experts.

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesdays • 6:30–7:30 pm Sep 13, 27; Oct 11; Nov 8, 22; Dec 13 Teens: Have something to say about your library? Voice your opinion at TAB. Activities include community service, planning teen programs, creating a newsletter, meeting other teens and having fun!

Travel Writing

Monday, Oct 3 •6:00–8:00 pm • Adults: Did you have a great travel experience this summer? Mary Jane Smith, from the Greater Canton Writers’ Guild, will offer tips and advice on travel writing for beginners. She will discuss writing travel journals, articles and more.

Ghost Stories of the Civil War

Monday, Oct 10• 6:00–8:00 pm • Teens/Adults: Paul Goebbel, historical presenter, will share Civil War stories that fall within the realm of the speculative. Many of the stories are probably only local legends and folklore, but these types of tales can sometimes point us in the right direction, since many ghost legends have a basis in fact.

Celebrate India's Festival of Diwali

Thursday, Oct 20 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Teens: What is Diwali? Learn a little about India's wonderful festival of light and sound from Bina Parekh. Decorate your own Diwali diva lamp to take home.

Annual Halloween Costume Party

Tuesday, Oct 25 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Teens: Wear a cool costume and join the Halloween fun and games as we celebrate this ghoulish holiday.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Saturday, Oct 29 • Noon–2:00 pm • Grades Preschool–3: Good grief! It’s pumpkin time! Join us for an afternoon of fun with games, crafts and food. This event is sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library.

Jim Tully

Rediscovering a Lost Ohio Writer Let Paul J. Bauer and Mark Dawidziak introduce you to the subject of their just–published biography, Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler. A literary superstar of the 1920s and ‘30s, Tully wrote about the American underclass: hobos, carnival workers, con artists and boxers. Along the way, this hobo author worked for Charlie Chaplin, interviewed James Joyce and picked up such pals as W.C. Fields, H.L. Mencken, Frank Capra, Jimmy Cagney, Jack Dempsey and Damon Runyon. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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@ Main Library

Thursday, Oct 27 • 6:30 pm •  Register by phone, online or at any library location.

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Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–23 months w/caregiver Tuesdays • 11:00 am • Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22

Toddler Story Time

Age 2 years w/caregiver Tuesdays • 10:00 am • Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3–5 years Wednesdays• 10:00 am • Sep 28; Oct 5, 12, 19; Nov 2, 16, 23

Pajama Story Time

Family Monday, Dec 12 • 7:00–7:30 pm •

Meet Civil War Doctor Mary Walker

Saturday, Nov 5 • 11:00 am–Noon • Teens/Adults: Meet Wilma Snyder–Casenhiser who portrays Dr. Mary Walker, the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for her service during the Civil War.

Honoring Veterans

Friday, Nov 11 • 11:00 am–Noon Adults: Veterans are welcome to visit and enjoy coffee and doughnuts. Share an hour of fellowship and conversation with servicemen and women.

The Difference Between Net–Worth and Self–Worth

Monday, Nov 14 • 6:30 pm • Adults: Resource Financial Group will present a seminar for parents that provides concepts and tools for raising financially responsible children. The seminar will address topics such as how to talk to children about money and understanding the role of allowances and chores.

Holiday Gift Bags

Saturday, Dec 3 • 1:00 pm • Family: Choose a book jacket and create a lovely gift bag. Adults will assist the children with their bags and make one of their own. Sample bags will be displayed in the library.

Create Your Own Ancient Egyptian Wall Fresco

Saturday, Dec 10 • 2:00–3:00 pm • Teens: Sandi Thouvenin from the Massillon Museum will explain the mysteries and meanings behind the figures and symbols of the ancient Egyptian wall frescos. Then draw your own fresco to take home!

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L ake Community Branch

11955 Market Avenue N, Uniontown OH 44685 • 330.877.9975

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S tory Times

Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun.

Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–23 months w/caregiver Tuesdays • 11:15 am–Noon • Sep 13, 20, 27; Oct 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3 ½–5 years Wednesdays • 10:00–10:30 am •( Sep 14, 21, 28; Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2 or Thursdays • 10:00–10:30 am •( Sep 15, 22, 29; Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2–3 years w/caregiver Wednesdays • 11:00–11:30 am •( Sep 14, 21, 28; Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2 or Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am •( Sep 15, 22, 29; Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10

Pajama Story Time

Ages 2–5 years w/caregiver Mondays • 7:00–7:30 pm • Sep 26; Oct 24; Nov 28

Holiday Story Time

Family Saturday, Dec 10 • 2:00–3:00 pm •(

Persuade Me

Thursdays • 3:00–4:00 pm Sep 1; Nov 3; Jan 5 Teens: Pirates vs. Ninjas? Zombies vs. Aliens? Use your mad arguing skills to persuade others. The topics may be serious, but the debate doesn’t have to be!

Mystery Book Club

Tuesdays • 2:00–3:00 pm • Adults: Moderator Joe Sourini Sep 6 �����Sixkill by Robert B. Parker and I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark Oct 4 ������The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly Nov 1 �����The Sixth Man by David Baldacci Dec 6 �����V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton Jan 3 ������Shock Wave by John Sandford Alternate book: Split Second by Catherine Coulter

Ramen Club

Fridays • 3:00–5:00 pm Sep 9; Oct 21; Nov 11; Dec 16 Teens: Explore Japanese culture and watch anime.

Magic Tree House Book Club

Saturdays • 3:00–4:00 pm •( Grades K–3: Journey through time and explore the world with Jack and Annie. Sep 10 ���Afternoon on the Amazon Nov 12 ���Tonight on the Titanic

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Knitty Gritters Knitting Club

Grossology

Teen Advisory Board

One Book, One Community Book Discussion

Mondays • 11:00 am–1:00 pm Sep 12, 19; Oct 3, 17; Nov 7, 21; Dec 5, 19 Adults: Bring your current knitting project, see what others are knitting, and stay in the loop. Tuesdays • 2:30–3:30 pm Sep 13; Oct 11; Nov 8; Dec 13 Teens: Make your opinions known at our Teen Advisory Board.

FOL Computer Tutors

Tuesdays • Sep 13–Nov 1 9:30–11:30 am and 3:00–5:00 pm • Adults: Friends of the Library volunteers will help you to further your computer skills.

Saturday, Oct 15 • 3:00–4:00 pm •( Grades K–5: Not for the squeamish! Taste, smell, and touch the gross world around you.

Tuesday, Oct 18 • 6:30–7:30 pm • All Ages: Discuss the book The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson.

Tell Me About It! Book Club

Wednesdays • 2:30–3:30 pm Oct 19; Nov 16; Dec 21 Teens: Talk about your favorite books and read some new ones.

Fusion Open Play

Halloween Party

Thursday, Sep 15 • 3:30–4:30 pm Grades 6–12: You asked for it and here it is! Play video games and hang out with your friends.

Monday, Oct 31 • 3:00–4:30 pm Teens: Dress up in your most outrageous costume (or make one here) and trick–or–treat at the library.

Quilts and the Underground Railroad

Pups and Pages

Tuesday, Sep 20 •6:30–7:30 pm • Adults: Barbara A. Lyons from the University of Mount Union will present a program based on the book Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and The Underground Railroad by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard, PhD.

Explore History with an American Girl

Saturday, Sep 24 • 3:00–4:00 pm •( Grades 2–5: Enter the Native American world of Kaya (1784). Come in costume (optional) and learn about the era, make a craft and enjoy a snack.

“Booked on Tuesdays” Book Club

Tuesdays • 6:00–7:30 pm • Adults: Enjoy a book and connect with people. Sep 27 ��� Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Oct 25 ����Room by Emma Donoghue Nov 22 ���The Secret Gift by Ted Gup

Stitch for the Cure

Oct 1–31 • Library Hours All Ages: Showcase your favorite needlework scarf in any shade of pink. We’ll display your scarf at the library during the month of October. A reception to honor participants will be held Monday, Nov 7, 11:00 am. All scarves will be donated to local cancer centers.

Little Bear Feet Movement

Wednesday, Oct 5 • 11:00–11:45 am •( Ages 2–5: Come dressed as your favorite animal (optional), learn new dance steps and join in fun games with dance instructor Shananne Lewis of Move and Groove.

Touch–Tag Day

Saturday, Oct 8 • 2:30–3:30 pm Teens: It’s time to “Toss Your Cookies,” flush the “Toilet,” put your feet “Up,” and relax before you have a “Meltdown.” Food to follow.

Saturday, Nov 5 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Bring a book or borrow one of ours.

Jane Snow Cooks

Tuesday, Nov 15 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Adults: Jane Snow discusses her book, Jane Snow Cooks, and the hilarious happenings during her 25 years as food critic for the Akron Beacon Journal. Cookbook will be available for purchase.

The Making of A Secret Gift

Tuesday, Nov 22 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Adults: Learn how the library’s Genealogy department was instrumental in tracing descendants for author Ted Gup to interview for his book.

Create a Holiday Card

Thursday, Dec 8 • 3:00–4:30 pm • Teens: Put your holiday spirit to good use by creating cards for friends, family or the community.

Here We Come A’Caroling

Tuesday, Dec 20 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Teens: Spread good cheer by caroling around the complex. Hot chocolate provided.

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Madge Youtz Branch

2921 Mahoning Road NE, Canton OH 44705 • 330.452.2618  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

Helpful Homework Club

Wednesdays • 3:00–4:00 pm Sep 7, 21; Oct 5; Nov 2, 23 Grades 1–6: With adult guidance children will experience interaction and ideas for homework strategies.

Locker Magnets

Thursday, Sep 8 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Decorate your own magnet to personalize your school locker.

Mystery Book Club

Wednesdays • 11:00 am–Noon Adults: Book club moderated by Joe Sourini. Alternative title for any meeting date is Gideon’s Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Sep 14 ���Live Wire by Harlan Coben Oct 12 ���I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark Nov 16 ���The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly Dec 14 ���The Sixth Man by David Baldacci Jan 11 ���V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

Chess Club

Wednesdays • 3:00–4:00 pm Sep 14, 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 16, 30 All Ages: Learn and share chess strategies.

Teen Advisory Board

Thursdays • 4:00 pm • Sep 15; Oct 13, Nov 10 Teens: Take part in our Teen discussion group.

Hot Topics

Wednesdays • 11:00 am–Noon Sep 21; Oct 19; Nov 23 Adults: Discuss the latest headlines from national and local news, sports and entertainment.

Apple Necklace Craft

Thursday, Sep 22 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Welcome autumn and apple season with a homemade apple necklace.

Pups and Pages

Saturdays: Oct 15; Nov 19 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Bring a book or borrow one of ours.

S tory Times

Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun.

Toddler/Preschool Story Time Ages 2–5 years w/caregiver Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 am • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Halloween Story Time with Art

Wednesday, Oct 19 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Grades 1–6: Book: If You’re a Monster and You Know It. Use marker and paint to illustrate your own “inspired by the book” monster.

Seashell Monsters

Thursday, Oct 20 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Create your very own seashell monster.

Fit Kids

Tuesday, Oct 25 • 3:30–4:30 pm • Grades 1–6: Get an after school workout with Wii FitTM.

One Book, One Community and the Civil War Experience

Thursday, Oct 27 • 11:00 am–Noon • Adults: Experience the Civil War with re–enactor Janey Davis portraying Julia Ward Howe. Also join a book discussion on The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson.

Custom Drink Coasters

Thursday, Nov 17 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Take ordinary coasters and jazz them up for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Story Time with Art Summer Reading Club 2011 – One World, Many Stories let library lovers experience many cultures. (Clockwise from top left) From Jungle Pie – the Library’s Puppet Players show about living in the jungle, to King Lion’s Gift from World of Difference Interactive Stories, to crafts using ideas from around the world, to Batik – a fabric dying art that originated in Indonesia, children of all ages were able to experience life in different lands.

Wednesday, Nov 23 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Grades 1–6: Listen to a story and create art inspired by Eric Carle’s technique.

Sweet Stuff: The Story of Chocolate

Wednesday, Nov 30 • 11:00 am -Noon• Adults: Explore the history and mystery of chocolate with Kimberly Kenney of the McKinley Museum. Includes samples!

Bead Jewelry

Thursday, Dec 1 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Create a multi–colored bead bracelet as a gift or for yourself.

Holiday Card Creation

Thursday, Dec 8 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Construct Christmas cards with your own holiday verse.

Have a Grinchy Christmas

Tuesday, Dec 13 10:15–11:00 am or 1:30–2:15 pm • Family: Celebrate the joys of Christmas surrounded by the magic of Whoville.

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North Branch

189 25th Street NW, Canton OH 44709 • 330.456.4356  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

S tory Times

Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun.

Family Story Time

Family/All Ages Tuesdays • 6:00–6:30 pm • Sep 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18; Nov 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec 6

Preschool/Toddler Story Time

Ages 2–5 years Wednesdays • 10:30–11:00 am • Sep 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19; Nov 16, 23, 30; Dec 7

Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–24 months Wednesdays • 11:00–11:20 am • Oct 5, 12, 19; Nov 16, 23

Children’s Chess Club

Thursdays: Sep 1–Dec 15 • 6:30–7:45 pm Grades 1–6: If you are just a beginner or have been playing for awhile, come join us for an evening of chess. Chess boards are provided but feel free to bring your own.

Go Browns! Fall Football Contest

Sep 1–30 • Library Hours Children/Teens: Check out a sports book and enter a contest to win a very special prize!

One Book, One Community Book Discussion

Thursday, Sep 22 • 6:30 pm • Adults: Discuss the book The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson.

Back to School with Addy and Kirsten

Saturday, Sep 24 • 10:30 am–Noon • Grades 3–6: A special presentation of the American Girl Dolls, Addy and Kirsten, by Barbara Bond. Learn about the history of your doll. Crafts and snacks from the era will be provided.

Ghost Story Contest

Harry Science Fiction Club

Mondays• 6:30–7:45 pm All Ages: Visit Harry at http://www.harrysf.org for more information Sep 19.....Summer Movies and TV Seasons Oct 17......The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Nov 21.....2011 Hugo Award Novel (TBA) Dec 19..... 2011 Hugo Award Short Story (TBA)

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Tour de Ohio

Wednesday, Nov 16 • 6:30 pm • Adults: Akron author Stan Purdum will discuss his latest cycling book, Pedaling Along the North Coast: Biking the Streets of Cleveland.

Wrap It Up!

Thursdays • 3:30–4:30 pm • Oct 6; Nov 3; Dec 1 Grades K–5: Learn how to knit or develop your skills as you share an afternoon of fun with friends. Bring a pair of size 6 needles and yarn if you desire or “shop” in the yarn donated by our generous customers.

October Poppin’ Hot Book Sale

Understanding the Benefits

Saturday, Sep 17 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Teens: Join TAB and get involved at your library. Hang out with friends. Snack and talk about books, music and movies. Volunteer and help plan for teen programs. Future meeting dates will be decided by the group.

Saturday, Nov 12 • 2:30–4:00 pm • Teens: Football, video games and snacks!

Knorth Knitters

Classic Lit Book Club

Teen Advisory Board

Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Thursday, Nov 17 • 3:30–4:30 pm • Family: Make a holiday puppet to enjoy at your family gatherings this Thanksgiving. We will also share some terrific turkey stories.

Sep 1–10 • Library Hours Teens: Stop in and make an origami fortune teller. Classic fun to amaze and delight your friends! Wednesdays • 6:30 pm Adults Sep 7 �����Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Oct 5 ������A Room with a View by E. M. Forester Nov 2 �����Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Dec 7 �����Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, Nov 12 • 10:30 am–Noon • Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Bring a book or read one of ours.

Oct 1–22 • Library Hours Teens: Submit your original ghost story at North Branch by October 22 for judging. The winning stories will be displayed for the remainder of the month. Contest guidelines will be available at the circulation desk.

Friday and Saturday, Oct 7–8 10:00 am–4:00 pm All Ages: Celebrate “Popcorn Month” by popping into the library for a book sale. Become a popcorn artist in the children’s department by creating a “fluffy” masterpiece with lots of fun art supplies and craft books…check it out! We will have books for sale for all ages in addition to some framed art prints.

Do–It–Yourself Fortune Telling

Pups and Pages

Thursday, Oct 13 • 6:30 pm • Adults: Wondering when to file for Social Security? Want to know the quickest way to receive your benefits? Come to this informational session to have your questions answered.

Pizza, Pages and Pictures

Saturday, Oct 15 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Teens: Celebrate Teen Read Week’s theme “Picture It!” with other teens. Enjoy pizza, anime, manga, graphic novels and more!

Trick–or–Treat Placemats

Oct 26–29 • Library Hours Family: Visit the children’s department for a Halloween make it–take it craft. Decorate a festive placemat for your ghoulish trick–or–treat goodies. Treat yourself to a spooky mystery while you’re there.

Shredded Book Contest*

Nov 1–15 • Library Hours Teens: Four jars, each jar containing a single shredded book. Come in, peruse the jar and guess the title or series name of each jar’s book. The winner will be chosen from the correct answers. *Only books that have seen better days will be used in this contest!

Pilgrim Puppet Workshop

Dec 5–17 • Library Hours Teens: Get a head start on holiday giving and make and take your own holiday cards and wrapping paper.

Santa’s Snowy Story Times

Tuesday, Dec 6 • 6:00–6:30 pm • or Wednesday, Dec 7 • 10:30–11:00 am • Family: This week our story times will have an extra seasonal twist. The children will be decorating Santa hats to wear home. Holiday stories, crafts, songs and cookies will fill the air.

Book Swap

Saturday, Dec 10 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Teens: Come in for some holiday cheer, snacks, talk about and swap books. Donated and gently used books will also be available for swapping!

It’s a Marshmallow World!

Dec 12–20 • Library Hours Grades Preschool–5: Use your math skills to guess the number of marshmallows. Win a book to read with a cup of cocoa this winter.

Using Ancestry.com Effectively

Wednesday, Dec 14 • 6:30 pm • Adults: Learn how to use the library’s genealogy database, Ancestry.com, to start building your own family tree.

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Perry Sippo Branch

5710 12th Street NW, Canton OH 44708 • 330.477.8482  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

Book Discussion Group

Thursdays • 6:00–7:00 pm Adults: Books available at the Circulation Desk. Sep 1 �����Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline Oct 6 ������The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson Nov 3 �����The Suspect by John Lescroart Dec 1 �����A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Jan 5 ������The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Tween Brunch Bunch

Saturdays • 11:00 am–Noon • Sep 10; Oct 22; Nov 12 Grades 4–6: Books available at the desk. Sep 10 ���The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Oct 22 ����Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin Nov 12 ���Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Eager Readers Book Club

Tuesdays • 6:00–6:45 pm • Grades 1–2: A club for young readers. Oct 4 ������There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems Nov 1 �����The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss Dec 6. ����Hi Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Voices from History, a Portrayal of Julia Ward Howe

Thursday, Oct 13 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Adults: Join us as Janey Davis portrays Julia Ward Howe who was active in the anti–slavery movements that lead to the Civil War. She is best known today for having written the words to "The Battle Hymn of Republic."

Book Club 4 Kids

Ahoy, Matey!

Monday, Sep 19 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Teens: Celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Stop by the library for fun and activities.

Saturdays • 11:00 am–Noon • Grades 3–4: Bring your friends and chat about some good reads. Oct 15 ���Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith Nov 5 �����No Talking by Andrew Clements Dec 17 ���A Bear Named Trouble by Marion Dane Bauer

Pups and Pages

Saving Money is Fun with the Library

Saturdays • 10:30 am–Noon • Sep 24; Oct 22; Nov 12 Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Bring a book or borrow one of ours.

Battle of the Books Club

Mondays • 6:00–7:00 pm Sep 26; Oct 17; Nov 21; Dec 19 Teens: Discuss teen books with other teens.

Introduction to Genealogy, Part I

Saturdays • 1:00–2:30 pm • Adults Oct 1........Organizing Your Genealogy Research Oct 8........Genealogies and the Internet Oct 15.....Ohio Courthouse Records Oct 22......Deciphering Handwriting and Spelling

Introduction to Genealogy, Part II Saturdays • 3:00–4:30 pm • Adults Oct 1........Gathering Family Information Oct 8........Genealogy Computer Programs Oct 15.....Using the Federal Census Effectively Oct 22......Writing Your Personal Narrative

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Presented by the Ohio State University Extension in Stark County Wednesdays • 5:30–7:30 pm • Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 Adults: This interactive program will help families with children learn about nutrition, meal planning, stretching food dollars and increasing physical activity. Food tastings and recipes will be provided.

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Tuesday, Oct 18 • Noon–1:00 pm • Adults: Many services provided by the library can be used in place of items you would pay for directly. Bring a lunch and listen to how your library is worth more than just books. Coffee and dessert provided.

Hot Topics

Thursdays • 6:30–7:30 pm Oct 20; Nov 17; Dec 15; Jan 19 Adults: Talk about today's headlines, from current events to sports, entertainment and local news.

Halloween Stories by the Fireplace

Tuesday, Oct 25 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Family: Gather around the fireplace for Halloween stories. Make a craft and enjoy refreshments.

Ghost Stories of the Civil War

Thursday, Oct 27 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Teens/Adults: Paul Goebbel, historical presenter, will share Civil War stories that fall within the realm of the speculative. Many of the stories are probably only local legends and folklore but these types of tales can sometimes point us in the right direction, because many ghost legends have a basis in fact.

Zombie Prom

Monday, Oct 31 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Teens: Walk among the living dead as you celebrate All Hallows Eve. Candy, games, crafts and more.

Perry Sippo Price Savers

Wednesdays • 6:00–7:30 pm Nov 2; Dec 7; Jan 4 Adults: Bring scissors and coupons to share and swap. See how others organize and share tips too.

Make Your Own Greeting Cards

Monday, Nov 7 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Adults: Create and print greeting cards for friends and family using Microsoft Word.

S tory Times

Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun.

Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–23 months w/caregiver Mondays • 10:00–10:30 am • Sep 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7 or Wednesdays • 10:00–10:30 am • Sep 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2–3 years w/caregiver Mondays • 11:00–11:30 am • Sep 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7 or Wednesdays • 11:00–11:30 am • Sep 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2

Preschool Story Time

Ages 4–5 years w/caregiver Tuesdays • 2:00–2:30 pm • Sep 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8 or Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am • Sep 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10

An Afternoon at the Library

Friday, Nov 11 • 2:00–3:00 pm • Grades K–4: Come to the library on your day off from school for Thanksgiving stories and craft.

Candy Sushi

Monday, Nov 14 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Teens: Make candy sushi using cereal, snack cakes and donuts.

Picture Perfect Grandparents Day

Saturday, Nov 19 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grandparents/Children: Enjoy crafts, stories, refreshments and a photo memento of the day.

Christmas Music by the Fireplace

Thursday, Dec 8 • 6:00–7:00 pm Adults: Enjoy listening to smooth jazz renditions of holiday favorites and contemporary standards.

Santa is Coming to Perry Sippo

Saturday, Dec 10 • 10:00–11:00 am • Family: Visit with Santa and listen to him tell one of his favorite stories and share some refreshments. Don’t forget to bring your list!

Cookie Cutter Candles

Monday, Dec 12 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Teens: Make a holiday candle out of beeswax. Give it as a present or keep it for yourself.

The Making of A Secret Gift

Wednesday, Dec 14 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Adults: Learn how the library’s Genealogy department was instrumental in tracing descendants for author Ted Gup to interview for his book.

Civil War on Sunday

Sunday, Jan 29 • 2:00–3:00 pm • Family: Do you like the Magic Tree House book series? Come see Clara Barton come to life from the book Civil War on Sunday.

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Plain Community Branch

1803 Schneider Street NE, Canton OH 44721 • 330.494.3399  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

S tory Times

Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun.

Pajama Story Time

Family Mondays • 7:00–7:30 pm •( Sep 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3–5 years w/caregiver Tuesdays • 10:30–11:15 am •( Sep 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 15, 22; Dec 6, 13, 20

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Ages newborn–3 years w/caregiver Wednesdays • 10:30–11:00 am •( Sep 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 26; Nov 2, 16, 23

Kids Space Reading and Fun Club

Wednesdays • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Sep 14, 21; Oct 12, 19; Nov 16; Dec 14 Grades 1–3: Book and activity club designed for those younger readers interested in having fun with books and friends.

Thursday Night Book Club

Thursdays • 5:00–6:00 pm Adults: Join us for a monthly mystery. New members welcome! Sep 15 ���Live To Tell by Lisa Gardner Oct 20 ����I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman Nov 17 ���No Graves As Yet by Ann Perry

Open Mic Music

Tuesday, Sep 20 • 5:30–7:45 pm •( Teens: Listen to local teen musicians in a coffee house setting.

Coupon Club Adult Book Discussion Group

Thursdays • 6:30–7:30 pm Adults: Love to read? Join us to discuss the following books. New members welcome! Sep 1 �����Room by Emma Donoghue Oct 6 ������The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson Nov 3 �����The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Dec 1 ����Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

The Anime Army

Wednesdays • 2:30–4:00 pm Sep 7, 21; Oct 12, 26; Nov 16, 30; Dec 7 Teens: Join the Anime Army and enjoy all things anime.

Lowe’s Knows

Thursday, Sep 8 • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Adults: Want tips on painting your house? Need ideas on how to winterize your yard? Halfway through a home repair project and don’t know how to finish? A Lowe’s representative will be available to answer all of your questions!

Card Making 101

Saturday, Sep 10 • 2:00–3:00 pm •( Grades K–5: Learn how to brighten someone’s day with a homemade card.

Teen Advisory Board

Wednesdays • 2:30–4:00 pm Sep 14; Oct 19; Nov 2; Dec 14 Teens: Join our Teen Advisory Board and be a voice for the library. Volunteer at library events and make new friends.

Fitness Workshops

Thursdays • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Adults: Join Roger Sommers of Precision Fitness as he presents facts and tips on losing weight. Sep 15.....Weight Loss 101 Oct 20......What to Eat Nov 17.....Weight Loss Weapons

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Thursdays • 6:00–7:00 pm Sep 29; Oct 27; Dec 29 Adults: Coupon swap! Bring scissors and your stockpile of coupons. See how others get organized and share tips with other couponers.

Get a Clue … and Go Letterboxing

Tuesday, Oct 4 • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Adults: Create and find your own adventure with your friends and family while searching for clues to real hidden treasures. A mix of hiking, puzzle solving, treasure hunting and rubber stamp artistry.

Grossology

Saturday, Oct 15 • 2:00–3:00 pm •( Family: Make your own disgusting concoctions and gross out your family and friends.

Pups and Pages

Saturday, Oct 29 • 10:30 am–Noon •( Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Bring a book or use one of ours.

Harvest Party

Monday, Oct 31 • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Family: Celebrate the fall season with stories, games and crafts. While encouraged, costumes are not required.

Captain Underpants on the Loose

Saturday, Nov 5 • 2:00–3:00 pm •( Grades K–5: Learn more about the Captain Underpants series of books and author Dav Pilkey with fun activities, games and stories.

Hot Topics

Thursdays: Nov 10; Dec 8• 6:30–7:30 pm Teens/Adults: Let’s talk headlines! Current events, sports, entertainment and local news.

Breaking Dawn Movie Release Party

Tuesday, Nov 15 • 2:30–4:00 pm •( Teens: Celebrate the release of the beginning of the final chapter in the Twilight Saga with games, trivia and Twilight–themed refreshments.

Book Sale

Plain Family

Fun Day Saturday, Sep 24 10:00–11:45 am Family/All Ages

Fun and food in partnership with the Plain Local Schools. Celebrate the Plain Community Branch’s fifth anniversary with a craft, stories and cake. Ghost Stories of the Civil War

Thursday, Oct 13 • 6:00–7:00 pm •( Teens/Adults: Paul Goebbel, historical presenter, will share Civil War stories that fall within the realm of the speculative. Many of the stories are probably only local legends and folklore, but these types of tales can sometimes point us in the right direction, because many ghost legends have a basis in fact.

Thursday, Nov 17 • 10:00 am–7:00 pm Friday, Nov 18 • 10:00 am–5:00 pm Saturday, Nov 19 • 10:00 am–4:00 pm All Ages: Browse for good books and great bargains at our book sale.

Thanksgiving Table Fun

Saturday, Nov 19 • 10:00–11:00 am •( All Ages: Hear great stories and make table place cards and decorations to dress up your Thanksgiving Feast.

Christmas @ Plain

Saturday, Dec 3 • 10:00 am–Noon •( All Ages: After having breakfast with Santa at the Holiday Extravaganza at GlenOak High School, in partnership with the Golden Eagles Association, meet in the library to create a fun ornament and listen to entertaining Christmas stories.

Genealogy and the Internet

Monday, Dec 5 • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Adults: Have you ever wanted to explore your family tree, but can’t seem to find the time? We’ll explore a number of websites that will help you uncover your family history.

A Civil War Christmas

Tuesday, Dec 13 • 2:30–4:00 pm • Teens: Celebrate the holiday season in the traditions of the 1860s. Enjoy refreshments and learn how the Rebels and Yankees celebrated Christmas.

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Sandy Valley Branch

9754 Cleveland Avenue SE, Magnolia OH 44643 • 330.866.3366  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

Adopt a Shelter Pet Civil War Anniversary Grant Writing & Proposals One Book, One Community Teen Read Week Contest Adult Book Club

Mondays • 6:00–7:00 pm Adults Sep 12 ���The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson Oct 3 ������The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love by Joan Medlicott Nov 7 �����Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Dec 5 �����Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Felt Flowers

Tuesday, Sep 13 • 6:00–8:00 pm • Adults: Craft together pretty felt flowers, great for brooches, barrettes and more.

Teen Game Day

Wednesdays • 2:30–4:30 pm Sep 14; Oct 19; Nov 16 Teens: Gather your BFFs and come over to the library to play video games. Snacks provided.

In Stitches Knitting

Mondays • 6:00–8:00 pm Sep 19, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 14, 28; Dec 12, 19 Adults: Love to knit or want to learn? Bring your supplies and join us. Crocheters welcome too.

Corsage Making

Wednesday, Sep 21 • 2:30–4:00 pm • Teens: Learn how to make your own corsage for school dances. Materials provided.

Bridge and Books

Wednesdays • 2:30–4:30 pm • Sep 28; Oct 26; Nov 30; Dec 28 Teens: Learn to play bridge and chat about books at the same time. Refreshments are provided.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Wednesdays • 4:00–4:45 pm • Sep 28; Oct 26; Nov 30 Grades 3–5: Come to the library after school and have fun as we choose books to read and talk about and play games.

Make It–Take It Crafts

Ages 3 ½–5 years Thursdays • 10:30–11:15 am • Sep 15, 29; Oct 13, 20; Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 8

Pups and Pages

Saturday, Nov 5 • 10:30 am–Noon • Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Bring a book or read one of ours.

Civil War Equipment

Tuesday, Nov 29 • 6:00–8:00 pm • Adults: Learn to make beautiful Christmas stars with Lois Vrsan, our local star folding expert.

Tuesday, Nov 15 • 2:30–4:00 pm • Teens: Learn hoop weaving. Materials provided.

Moravian Stars

Monday, Oct 17 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Teens/Adults: Join us for a presentation by a local Civil War re–enactor. He will demonstrate the weaponry and essentials of the Civil War soldier. Presented by Christopher Craft of the Massillon Museum.

Family Fun Halloween Party and Story Time

Tuesday, Oct 25 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Family: Dress in your favorite costume (optional) and enjoy stories, songs, games and crafts.

Stark County District Library Little Theatre Troupe presents

A Very Merry Who-ville Christmas! Tuesday, Sep 13 • 6:00 pm and

Thursday, Sep 15 • 6:00 pm

1014 Cleveland NW, Canton, 44702 ~Next to the Cultural Center for the Arts~

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Preschool Story Time

Hoop to It

for children ages 5-13

For more information, contact Carol Carmack at 330.458.3165.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 18 months–3 years w/caregiver Wednesdays • 10:30–11:00 am • Sep 14, 28; Oct 12, 19; Nov 2, 16, 30; Dec 7

Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 pm • Grades K–5 Oct 8........Halloween crafts Dec 3.......Winter Holiday crafts

Audition Notice

Located at the Education Center

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Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun.

Family Christmas Concert

Tuesday, Dec 6 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Family: Enjoy festive holiday music with the Keller Brothers, the singing sensations from Elyria.

Family Winter Holiday Fun

Tuesday, Dec 13 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Family: Celebrate the holidays with stories, songs crafts and a special visitor from the North Pole.

August 15 thru November 30, 2011 Get in the game this fall!

Grades K–8: Take the Touchdown for Reading challenge. Score as many touchdowns as you can before the clock runs out.

How to Play:

It’s easy to play. Just track your reading on our website or on one of our Touchdown for Reading bookmarks.

1 minute of reading = 1 yard 100 yards = 1 Touchdown for Reading How many touchdowns can you score?

Extra Points!

When parents read with/to their child, it counts as double time. Every minute spent reading = 2 yards.

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