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JUN • JUL • AUG 2019

Kick off the Summer Reading Challenge!


FROM THE DIRECTOR

Slide into Summer Summer is just around the corner, and it’s one of the busiest times of the year here at the library. Kids are out of school, parents are going out of their minds, and the library continues to be out of this world! Did you know that students can lose up to a month of academic learning during summer break? But who wants to think about school during the summer? Reading just six books during the summer can keep your child on track—and the Summer Reading Challenge is a great place to start! Last year more than 6,000 kids participated, and they read for a total of 160,000 days! Our theme for Summer Reading is A Universe of Stories—but that isn’t all that’s going on at the library this summer! We have hundreds of activities, programs, and events to keep your kids active and engaged while school is out. Take a few minutes to read through this guide and explore all we have to offer for you and your family this summer. Check out our Space-themed events. Launch your kids into a new interest by attending Lego Clubs, Chess Clubs, or Maker Events. Discuss a new book at one of our many book clubs—enjoyed by children of all ages. If all else fails, go to one of our BikeSmart hubs, borrow a bike (free with your library card) and head down the trails. There is something for everyone this summer at the Library!

—Mary Ellen Icaza

Executive Director/CEO Stark Library

A COMMUNITY HUB where someone knows your name, where you always feel welcome, where you can form new relationships with others. A WEALTH OF RESOURCES to foster learning, to spark your imagination, to help you do life. A DEDICATED TEAM who are there to guide, who want you to grow, who help you go change the world. STARK LIBRARY Inviting. Informing. Transforming.


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Did you know?

Don’t worry about missing your due date! If you return your materials a little late you won’t owe a dime. That’s right! We’re fine free, so just relax and have a great time.

Book Clubs for Adults DEHOFF MEMORIAL 4–5PM African-American Classics Jun 25 Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley Jul 23 Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim Aug 27 Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams JACKSON TOWNSHIP 2–4PM Please check with staff for titles. Jun 5, Jul 11, Aug 1 LAKE COMMUNITY 6–7:30PM Booked on Tuesdays Jun 25 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Aug 27 The Well-Behaved Woman by Theresa Fowler LAKE COMMUNITY 2–3PM Mystery Book Club Jun 4 Artemis by Andy Weir Jul 2 The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens Aug 6 Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower

MADGE YOUTZ 11AM–12PM Mystery Book Club Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14 MAIN LIBRARY 2–3PM Saturday Sizzlers Jun 1 Washington Black by Esi Edugyan Jul 6 The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena Aug 17 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee MAIN LIBRARY 2–3PM Mystery Book Club Jun 12 The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley Jul 10 Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny Aug 14 Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Need a vacation from your vacation? Join a Book Club! NORTH BRANCH 6:30–7:30PM Anything Goes Book Club Jun 20 Verity by Colleen Hoover Jul 18 Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Aug 15 Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi PERRY SIPPO 6–7PM Jun 6 The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff Jul 11 Educated by Tara Westover Aug 1 Sold on a Monday by Anne Hillerman PERRY SIPPO 11AM–1PM From Book to Big Screen

PLAIN COMMUNITY 4–5PM Mystery Book Club Jun 20 All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer Fleming Jul 18 The Late Show by Michael Connelly Aug 15 Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson SANDY VALLEY 6–7PM Jun 10 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Jul 8 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Aug 12 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Movie Viewing | 11 am–1 pm Jun 10 If Beale Street Could Talk Jul 8 First Man Aug 12 The Children of Men Book and Movie Discussion | 12–1 pm Jun 17 If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin Jul 15 First Man by James R. Hansen Aug 19 The Children of Men by P.D. James

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Summer Reading Challenge 

Young Scientists

Thursdays | 2–3pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Explore the universe with hands-on experiments and technology. Jun 6 Explore Mars with Scratch Jun 13 Sphero Mars Mission Jun 20 Nature of Light Jun 27 VR Moonwalk and Sky Safari Jul 11 Pocket Solar System Jul 18 Merge Cube Solar System Jul 25 Paper Flight Aug 1 Stomp Rockets

Space Adventures and Beyond Tuesdays | 1–2pm  East Canton Branch

Jun 11 Galaxy Slime Jun 18 | 1–2:30pm StarLab Inflatable Planetarium (In partnership with Osnaburg Local Schools. Three 30-minute sessions. Held in the Smith Gym behind the Foltz Community Center.) Jun 25 Recyclable Rockets Jul 9 A Magical Universe Jul 16 Zelda’s Outer Space Adventure Puppet Show Jul 23 Outback Ray Jul 30 Tech Time

Escape to Infinity

Wed Jun 12 | 2–3pm Jackson Township Branch Unlock the mysteries of the universe and escape to infinity as you solve a series of activities and puzzles, moving through the solar system, the galaxy, the universe, and beyond! 4

Explore the solar system in the StarLab Inflatable Planetarium! Look for this image on pages 4 and 5 to find an event near you.

Space Camp

Thursdays | 2–3pm  Perry Sippo Branch Jun 13 I: The Moon & Stars Jun 20 II: Astronaut Training Jul 11 III: Telescopes & Constellations Jul 18 IV: Rockets

An Afternoon Under the Stars

Explore the solar system and travel the night sky through the StarLab inflatable planetarium. You will be so close to the stars you can almost touch them.  Wed Jun 19 1–3pm 5–7pm Jackson Township Branch (Held at the Paul & Carol David YMCA.) Tue Jun 25 | 2:30–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Tue Jul 16 | 5:30–6:30pm Main Library

Alien Encounters

Thu Jun 20 | 2–3pm Main Library Aliens are attacking and we need your help! Brush up on your alien patrol skills, make anti-alien slime and devise a plan to sabotage their Ozobot spaceships. 

Space Day Presented by The Wilderness Center Wed Jun 26 | 2–3:30pm Jackson Township Branch Take a trip around the solar system as you explore stations with simple experiments about each planet, Earth’s moon, and Sun.

A Magical Universe

Experience a high energy, interactive magic show all about space with Ohio Library Magic.  Tue Jul 9 | 1–2pm East Canton Branch Tue Jul 9 | 3:30–5pm Madge Youtz Branch Wed Jul 10 | 1–2pm North Branch Wed Jul 10 | 3:30–4:30pm Jackson Township Branch

Spacestruck Jewelry

Wed Jul 10 | 2–4:30pm Plain Community Branch Get ready to have fun, express your creativity, and make a cool piece of jewelry. Your creations will be out-of-this-world! 

Galaxy Make and Take

Thu Jul 11 | 3–4pm Lake Community Branch Ready for your next out-of-this-world adventure? Enjoy space related activities and crafts, including a galaxy decorated cookie. 


MISSION: READ Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to join the Summer Reading

Challenge and have far-out summer fun. As an astronaut in training, you’ll explore the wonders of space, enjoy far out space themed adventures and shoot for the stars with your reading stats. You’ll receive a scratch off Mission Log to track your progress over 40 days and earn prizes along the way. Reach your goal and earn a ticket to a special celebration and a chance at the grand prize. Are you an overachiever? Read an extra 10 days for a bonus prize! Celebrate your accomplishment at the finale celebration on August 10 th at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum with an ice cream truck, visit from the bookmobile, outside activities and take pictures in space with a green screen. Each branch will participate in the challenge and host outof-this-world activities all summer long. To register, visit any branch or StarkLibrary.org/AUniverseofStories.

Blast off!

Sign up at a kickoff event near you! DeHoff Memorial Branch

Sponsored by East Lincoln Highway Neighborhood Association

Mon Jun 3 | 4–7pm East Canton Branch Tue Jun 4 | 1–2 pm Jackson Township Branch Mon Jun 3 | 2–4pm Lake Community Branch Mon Jun 10 | 1–4pm Madge Youtz Branch Mon Jun 3 | 2–4pm Main Library Tue Jun 4 | 1:30–3:30pm North Branch Wed Jun 5 | 11am–4pm

Coloring Page Creation Contest

Perry Sippo Branch Wed Jun 5 | 2–4pm

Enter your best library or book related line drawings for a chance to be featured in our new Stark Library coloring book. Categories for all ages (and adults, too)! For entry guidelines and categories, visit StarkLibrary.org/ColoringBook.

Plain Community Branch Wed Jun 5 | 2–3pm  Sandy Valley Branch Wed Jun 5 | 1–4pm

A Giant Leap

Wed Jul 17 | 2–3pm Jackson Township Branch Take a giant leap back in time as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s’ first steps on the moon. Crafts and activities will focus on space travel and exploration.

Explore Space Camp with American Girl, Luciana

Sat Jul 20 | 2:30–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Enjoy learning about American Girl, Luciana, and her quest to be the first person to visit Mars. 

The Stuff of Stars Story Walk

Wed Jul 24 | 2–5pm Jackson Township Branch Take a walk at North Park while reading this Caldecott honor book, which describes how our universe might have come to be. Crafts and activities will be included.

Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Sponsored by Stark Library Foundation Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that took Neil Armstong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon. Presented by Dean Regas.  Wed Jul 24 | 6–7pm Lake Community Branch Thu Jul 25 | 2–3pm North Branch

Spacecraft Space Crafts

Tour of the Universe: You Are Here Sponsored by Stark Library Foundation Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies. Utilizing some amazing simulation software, Dean Regas guides you through the mind-boggling scale of the universe.  Wed Jul 24 | 2–3pm Main Library Thu Jul 25 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch

Stories in the Stars

Soar through the stars in this compilation of Greek Myths. Learn stories of the wind, seasons, sun, and moon with the Hampstead Stage Company theater troupe.  Tue Jul 30 | 10:30–11:30am Perry Sippo Branch Tue Jul 30 | 1–2pm Lake Community Branch Tue Jul 30 | 3:30–4:30pm Plain Community Branch Tue Jul 30 | 6–7pm Main Library

Suggested Ages  Please Register

Tuesdays | 2–3pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Create some cool art and learn about space at the same time. Jun 4 Shaving Cream Sun Paper Jun 11 Pastel Aurora Jun 18 Crayon Resist Galaxies Jun 25 Constellation Sewing Jul 2 Abstract Planets Jul 9 Name Rockets Jul 16 Be an Astronaut Jul 23 Planetary Poetry Jul 30 Foil-Printed Moon

The Sun and the Moon

Wed Jul 31 | 2–3pm Jackson Township Branch See the sun up close through a Sunspotter, and create moon phases from cookies as we take a closer look at Earth’s moon and its brightest star.

Stargazing 101

Wed Aug 14 | 2–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Discover ways you can explore the universe using telescopes, binoculars, and apps for your phone. 

Early Learners

Elementary

Teens

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Early Learners

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Children Birth–Pre-K and Parents

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Be a Star Reader with 1,000 Books One small step can set your child up for a lifetime of opportunity. Kids who make reading a habit early are more successful in school—that’s why we’re challenging early learners to read 1,000 Books before Kindergarten.

 Learn more at StarkLibrary.org/1000books

STORY TIME + more!

Get out some wiggles and help foster a love of books and reading with a Library story time. With story times for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families, chances are there is a story time perfect for you and your child! Check your branch for activity dates. 

Lake Community Story Times start June 17. All other locations start the week of June 10. There will be no story times week of July 4. *Story Time on June 12 will be held at the East Canton Dairyette at 839 Nassau St W. BABY

TODDLER

DeHoff Memorial

Tuesdays 6–7pm

East Canton

and Wednesdays 1–2 pm

Tuesdays 5:30–6 pm Jun 11, 18, 25, Jul 9, 23, Aug 6 (Book Discovery)

Thursdays 9:30–10 am

Jackson Township

Tuesdays 10–10:30 am

Wednesdays 10–10:30 am

Tuesdays 11–11:30 am

Lake Community

Tuesdays 11 am–12 pm

Wednesdays & Thursdays 10–10:30 am

Wednesdays & Thursdays 11 am–12 pm

North Perry Sippo

Mondays & Wednesdays 10–10:30 am

Mondays & Wednesdays 11–11:30 am

Wednesdays 10:30–11 am

Madge Youtz

Wednesdays 6:30–7 pm Wednesdays 6:30–7:30 pm

Tuesdays 10:30–11:15 am

Plain Community

Sandy Valley

FAMILY

Wednesdays 10:30–11:30 am*

Main Library

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PRESCHOOL

Thursdays 11:30 am–12:15 pm

Mondays 6–7 pm Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 12

Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 am

Mondays 7–7:30 pm

Wednesdays 10:30–11 am Thursdays 10:30–11 am

Mondays 10:30–11 am

Super School Ready Kids

Story Time & More

Supported by PNC Grow Up Great and Western Reserve Public Media Thu Jun 6 | 4–7pm Main Library Calling all Kindergartners! Bring the entire family for this fun-filled celebration as you get ready to start school. Meet Daniel Tiger, participate in Be My Neighbor Day, get a book, and enjoy many exciting activities. 

Tales from the Barber Shop Mon Jun 10 | 10:30–11:30am East Canton Branch See page 7. 

Meet Author Sherri Duskey Rinker

Wed Jun 12 | 10:30–11:30am Lake Community Branch See page 7. 

Thursdays 11:30 am–12:15 pm

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Under the Stars

Thu Jun 20 | 6–7:30pm Plain Community Branch Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a sleepover! Return the next day to see what they did. 

Pro Football Hall of Fame Kickoff

Fri Aug 2 | 2–3pm Main Library See page 8. 

Tuesdays 7–7:30 pm Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 13 Story Time & More Ready for Kindergarten Wed Aug 21 | 10–11am Lake Community Branch Is your child starting Kindergarten next week? This is a special story time to prepare for that transition. Come for books, songs, and fingerplays, then practice lining up and riding a school bus. 


Elementary

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Children K–5th Grade and Parents

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Stargaze with a Telescope Unlock the secrets of the night sky and explore the cosmos with this grab and go Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro telescope—perfect for both amateur and seasoned astronomers.

 Reserve yours at StarkLibrary.org/Telescopes

ONGOING Summertime Fun Time

Thursdays May 30–Aug 8 1–3pm Madge Youtz Branch Pop in for fun summertime activities including crafts, LEGOs, Tech-TryIt-Out and more. 

Teddy Bear Expo

Jun 1–20 | Library Hours Plain Community Branch See page 10.

Chess Club

Thursdays | 6–7:45pm North Branch Whether you are a beginner, novice, or expert, the whole family is invited to come and join the fun! Chess boards are provided.

Maker Mornings

Wednesdays Jun–Jul 10:30am–12pm Sandy Valley Branch Create some awesome arts and crafts at the library before heading to the pool this summer!

JUNE Story Time & More Tales from the Barber Shop Mon Jun 10 | 10:30–11:30am East Canton Branch Enjoy a stylish story and activity from the East Canton Barber Shop Inc’s lovely hair-styling trio. 

Family Treasure Box

Mon Jun 10 | 2–4pm North Branch A fun family program for children and their parent/grandparent/ guardian to honor Fathers Day. 

Boredom Busters

Thursdays Jun 6–Aug 8 1–3pm Main Library Join us on Thursday afternoons for crafts, Tech Try-It-Outs, and more.

Saturday Movie Matinee

Sat Jun 8, Jul 6 | 2–4pm North Branch Gather the family and watch a movie that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Popcorn and a Movie

Sat Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 24 2:30–4pm Lake Community Branch It’s hot outside, but it’s cool in here. We will show a movie newly released to DVD whenever possible. Popcorn is provided.

Maker Monday

Mon Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 5 6–7pm Perry Sippo Branch Use your creativity to learn, invent and produce new projects. 

Meet Author Sherri Duskey Rinker

Wed Jun 12 | 10:30–11:30am Lake Community Branch Meet New York Times bestselling children’s author, Sherri Duskey Rinker for a lively presentation followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. 

Story Time & More

Learning at the Library

Book Discovery Tue Jun 11, 18, 25, Jul 9, 23, Aug 6 | 5:30–6pm Main Library Enjoy an interactive celebration of reading, along with activities, as we discover exciting new books and authors in a friendly, social atmosphere. All ages welcome. 

Fri Jun 14, Jul 19, Aug 9 3–4pm Lake Community Branch Learn about the works of noted artists or children’s book illustrators, then create an art project based on their style. Projects may be done outside if the weather cooperates. 

Art in the Afternoon

Craft With Me

Art in the Park Wed Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 7 2–3pm Perry Sippo Branch Get outside and learn about an artist and create a piece of art. Join us at the Exploration Gateway picnic shelter for some messy art fun. 

Fighter Kites

Wed Jun 12, 19, 26, 29 | 2–4pm North Branch A four week program that introduces participants to the art of Afghan kite design, building, and fighting. 

Wed Jun 26, Jul 24 | 2–3pm Plain Community Branch Spend time crafting and creating with your child in our maker space. Each Wednesday will have a different theme. 

Fun with Electricity The Basics of Electronics Wed Jul 10, 17, 24 | 3–4pm North Branch Electronics are used practically every day of our lives. How do they really work, and how can you build them? Join us and find out! 

A Quilt Expo Wrapped in Colors Tue Aug 1–23 | Library Hours Plain Community Branch See page 10.

People in your Neighborhood - Firefighter

Wed Jun 12 | 2–3pm Madge Youtz Branch Have you ever wanted to meet a firefighter? Now is your chance! Meet a Canton Firefighter, learn about his work, and enjoy a story. 

Nature Walk

Tue Jun 18 | 3–4:30pm Lake Community Branch Join Judy Semroc, a naturalist from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, for a walk through Quail Hollow. We will learn about the lives, habitats, and traits of summer insects. Meet at the pond. 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Under the Stars

Thu Jun 20 | 6–7:30pm Plain Community Branch See page 6. 

People in your Neighborhood Radio Operator The original social network! Wed Jun 26 | 1–4pm Madge Youtz Branch Join the Canton Amateur Radio Club for a look at this form of technology used for communication. Explore radio equipment and learn how people still enjoy this cool communication tool.  7


JULY

LEGO Club

Book Clubs

®

The Buzz about Bees

Wed Jul 17 | 2–4pm Plain Community Branch Buzz into the Library and meet a local beekeeper who will share how she keeps bees. 

Graphic Novel For grades 4–9.

Lake Community Sat Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 10 2:30–3:30pm 

On the Big Screen How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World

Co-Sponsored by Perry Sippo FOL and Stark Parks Sat Jul 20 | 7–11pm Perry Sippo Branch Are you ready for a fun-filled night of excitement and adventure? See the movie outdoors on a big screen! Activities begin at 7pm and movie begins at sundown. Movie will be shown inside if it rains. 

Main Library Sat Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 10 10:30–11:30am North Sat Jun 1, Jul 13, Aug 10 1–2pm

East Canton Wed Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14 | 3:30–4:30pm

Plain Community Sat Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17 | 10am–12pm

Jackson Township Sat Jun 15, Jul 27, Aug 24 | 10am–12pm

Bubblemania!

Wed Jul 31 | 2–3pm Madge Youtz Branch Learn the science behind bubbles by making your own bubble solution and then experiment with different ways of manipulating bubbles. 

Owls at the Library

Wed Jul 31 | 2–3pm North Branch Come see the Stark Parks owl animal ambassadors and learn about the importance of owls in our community and ecosystem. 

AUGUST Pro Football Hall of Fame Kickoff

Fri Aug 2 | 2–3pm Main Library Get into the Hall of Fame spirit with an afternoon of football stories and activities, along with a special mystery guest who might just know a little something about football. 

June 1 Alice: From Dream to Dream by Giulio Macaione Jul 13 Last Pick by Jason Walz Aug 10 Mech Cadet Yu Vol 1 by Greg Pak

Boys and Books

For boys in grades 3–5 and a caregiver. Lake Community | 6–7pm Jun 24 The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

From Senegal to America Insights from an Immigrant Wed Jul 24 | 4–5pm Madge Youtz Branch Ibrahima Sow of the Ohio History Center will share his immigration insights and experiences. 

North 3–4pm

Tech Try-It-Out Experiment with cool new tech devices.

Tech Try-it-Out VR Glasses & Sky Safari Tue Jun 18 | 4–5pm Madge Youtz Branch Explore virtual worlds and the night sky using VR glasses and our iPads equipped with the Sky Safari app. Kids Engineering Tue Jul 16 | 4–5pm Madge Youtz Branch Learn about simple machines and gears while building robots, trains, automobiles, and much more. Spheros, Merge Cube & Osmo Tue Aug 6 | 3:30–4:30pm Lake Community Branch Discover the basics of coding with Sphero and explore augmented reality with Merge Cube. Then learn about letters, numbers, and shapes with Osmo. Osmo and Ozobots Tue Aug 20 | 4–5pm Madge Youtz Branch Experiment with cool tech devices including Osmo and Ozobots. Learn about letters, numbers, and shapes with Osmo. Then discover the basics of coding while playing with Ozobots.

Jul 22 Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman Aug 12 Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Mother Daughter

For girls in grades 3–5 with a female caregiver. Lake Community | 6–7pm Jun 20 Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins Jul 18 Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina Aug 15 Read a book of your choice and share why you recommend it to others. Perry Sippo | 6–7pm Jun 24 Sweet Home Alaska by Carole Estby Dagg Jul 22 Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly Aug 19 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Malone University Zoology

Thu Aug 8 | 2:30–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Come check out a variety of creatures with Malone University Zoology students.

Stargazing 101

Wed Aug 14 | 2–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Discover ways you can explore the universe using telescopes, binoculars, and apps for your phone. 

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Pups and Pages Kids—read your favorite book to a dog! Parents—reluctant readers can practice reading skills and gain confidence in a criticism-free and comfortable environment. Handlers are present at all times for these licensed therapy dogs. Main Library Sat Jun 29 1:30–3pm

Madge Youtz Sat Jul 13 1:30–3pm

Jackson Township Sat Aug 17 10:30am–12pm

Lake Community Sat Aug 17 10:30am–12pm


Teens

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Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Students 6th–12th Grade

Get Your Game On Play new releases and classic favorites on four of the hottest consoles when you check out video games from the Media Box at one of our four convenient locations or stop by Madge Youtz and browse in person.

 Find a Media Box near you at StarkLibrary.org/VideoGames

TeensCREATE is a regular event just for teens where you get to decide what you want to do. Mess around with the CREATEcrates, dive into our collection of books and magazines, or just hang out. DeHoff Memorial Branch Sewing Spectacular Fri Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9 | 4–5pm

East Canton Branch Celestial Thursdays Thu Jun 13, 20, 27, Jul 11, 18, 25 3–4pm An out of this world, hands-on activity for teens. 

Lake Community Branch

Thu Jun 6, 13, 20, 27, Jul 11, 25, Aug 1, 15, 22, 29 | 3–4pm Jul 18 | 3–5pm Teen Movie Day Aug 8 | 2:30–4pm Zoology Day

Madge Youtz Branch Come for a new space-themed event on each date.  Thu Jun 13, 27, Jul 18, 25, Aug 8 2–3pm

Main Library Thu Jun 13, Jul 18, Aug 1 2–3:30pm Chinese Lanterns & 3D Printing

Thu Jun 27 | 2–3:30pm

Main Library Learn about how a 3D Printer works while decorating a 3D Printed Chinese Lantern. 

Anime Fun Sat Jul 13 | 12–4pm Main Library Enjoy anime and manga themed activities, crafts and trivia.

Jackson Township Branch

Unless otherwise specified, the following will be held from 6:30–7:30 pm: Adulting 101 Tue Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6 Gaming Club (YMCA) Tue Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13 Science Skills Tue Jun 25, Jul 23, Aug 27 Fortnite Thu Jun 6, 13, 20, 27, Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Board Game Club Tue Jul 30 Anime Club Tue Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20 Exploring Stories

Fri Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 30 2–3pm

Have you ever wanted to try a new genre and weren’t sure when to start? Looking for a new author in your favorite genre? Come explore new books, old favorites, and find the unexpected! Meet an Aerospace Engineer

Wed Jul 10 | 2–3pm

Aerospace Engineer Chris Lee will talk to teens about his work at NASA, his current job with the Navy, and some of the cool projects he has worked on. Q & A to follow. Dungeons & Dragons and Beyond Fri Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 16 | 1:30–4pm Your journey begins as you choose characters and adventures in a variety of imaginary realms.

North Branch Mon Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 5 | 2–3pm Graphic Novel Book Club

Sat Jun 1, Jul 13, Aug 10 | 3–4pm

North Branch See page 8. 

Fighter Kites Wed Jun 12, 19, 26, 29 | 2–4pm North Branch A four week program that introduces participants to the art of Afghan kite design, building, and fighting. 

Perry Sippo Branch Tue Jun 25 | 3–4pm Make a galaxy tea candle holder. Tue Jul 16 | 3–4pm Make a watermelon DIY squishie.

Plain Community Branch

Wed Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21 2:30–4:30pm

Sandy Valley Branch Fri Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 16 | 1–3pm  Escape the Library! Sat Jun 8, Jul 20, Aug 24 10:30am–4pm See if your team has what it takes to Escape the Library! Call 330-866-3366 to reserve a slot.  Teen Gaming & Advisory Board Wed Jun 19, Jul 24, Aug 14 1–4pm Sandy Valley Branch Do you love games of all kinds? Would you like to create teen events at the library? Grades 6–12. 

See pages 4–5 for more Teen events.

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Adults

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ANIMALS Owls at the Library

Wed Jul 31 | 2–3pm North Branch Come see the Stark Parks owl animal ambassadors and learn about the importance of owls in our community and ecosystem. 

ARTS & CRAFTS Knitting Clubs

Find a knitting club near you at StarkLibrary.org/Knitting.

14th Annual Photo Contest In Partnership with Quail Hollow Camera Club of Hartville Entries Due August 3 to Lake Community Branch For amateur photographers ages 8 and up. Judging Tue Aug 6 | 6–8pm Members of the Quail Hollow Camera Club will judge and award ribbons to the best in each category for each age group.

Teddy Bear Expo Stuffed Animal Display Jun 1– 20 | Library Hours Plain Community Branch Everyone loves Teddy Bears. Stop by the Plain Community Branch and see hundreds of teddy bears from local collections. It will bring a smile to your face. Don’t miss this fun, enchanting exhibit.

Read, Envision, Create Adult Story Time & Illustrating Tue Jun 4, Jul 9, Aug 6 1–2:30pm Madge Youtz Branch Listen to a story from our Children’s collection followed by a brief discussion, then create your own illustration inspired by the book’s illustrator and guided by the instructor.  10

Color, Coffee and Friends

Tue Jun 11 | 1–2pm Madge Youtz Branch Spend a relaxing hour coloring, socializing and meeting new friends.

Ancient Art in a Modern World History and Culture of Henna Tue Jun 18 | 5:30–7:30pm North Branch Learn about Henna and see a demonstration of how it is applied. Presented by the Artful Cricket. 

Painting the Masters

Tue Jul 23 | 1–3:30pm Madge Youtz Branch Be inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe and create your own masterpiece using her techniques and style. Our focus will be on her famous flowers. 

Quilt Expo Wrapped in Colors Aug 1–23 | Library Hours Plain Community Branch Quilts that will encourage beginners and inspire experienced quilters will be on display.

9-Square Quilt Block

Wed Aug 7 | 10:30am–12pm Plain Community Branch Discover the joy of quilting while learning to piece together and sew a 9-square quilt block. 

AUTHORS Book Clubs

See page 3.

Meet Terry Pluto

Tue Jun 4 | 6–7pm Lake Community Branch Author and sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Terry Pluto, will discuss his newest book, The Browns Blues. Books will be available for purchase, and a signing will take place. 

Meet Local Author Corey Minor Smith

Corey Minor Smith presents her exciting new motivational autobiography, #DRIVEN, where she discusses her life changes and advocacy for self-improvement.  Thu Jun 6 | 6–7:45pm North Branch Wed Jul 10 | 2–3pm Jackson Township Branch

An Unlikely Doctor, A Brave Amputee, and the Medical Miracle that Made History

Thu Jun 20 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch Meet Dr. Ajay K. Seth, orthopedic surgeon from North Canton, and Melissa Loomis, a brave amputee. Hear how Dr. Seth made her the “most advanced amputee in the world.” Book available for purchase. 

Meet Mystery Authors Linda Castillo and Amanda Flower

New York Times bestselling authors Linda Castillo and Amanda Flower will discuss their latest novels. Book sale and signing to follow.  Tue Jul 23 | 2–3pm Lake Community Branch Tue Jul 23 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch

Ohio in Photographs: A Portrait of the Buckeye State

Tue Aug 13 | 6–7pm Lake Community Branch Ian Adams is an environmental photographer, writer and educator specializing in Ohio’s natural, rural, historical and garden areas. Join him as he discusses his work. Book sale and signing to follow. 

GAMES Chess Club See page 7.

It’s Your Move Card and Game Club Tuesdays | 1–4pm Sandy Valley Branch Enjoy a fun afternoon of games. The library will provide board games and cards.

GENEALOGY Family Treasure Box

Mon Jun 10 | 2–4pm North Branch A fun family program for children and their parent/grandparent/ guardian to honor Father's Day. 

Genealogy One-on-One

Tue Jun 11 | 6–7:30pm Sandy Valley Branch Have you hit a brick wall with your research or just want to ask questions on where to go next? Join us for a group discussion with our genealogy staff. 

How to Plan the Best Family Reunion

Tue Jun 18 | 2–3:30pm North Branch Looking for tips and tricks to help you plan for your next family reunion? 

Accessing Military Records

Tue Jul 30 | 6–7:30pm Sandy Valley Branch Our genealogy experts will help you research military records of your ancestors using the Fold3 database available from the Library. 

Beginning Genealogy

Tue Aug 13 | 6–7:30pm Sandy Valley Branch Explore how to begin tracing your family.


HISTORY May 4 at 50 What We’ve Learned Tue Jun 4 | 6–7:30pm North Branch Join Kent State University historian Dr. Mindy Farmer as she presents a discussion on the history of events and the lasting legacy that surround the May 4, 1970 shootings. 

Celebrating Father’s Day: On the Move with Early Autos Presented by the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Fri Jun 14 | 1–2pm Main Library This illustrated program will look at Stark County’s role in the early years of the automobile, from early manufacturers like Jewell and Holmes to the County’s involvement with Henry Ford. 

The Life of Death: History and Culture of Death and Dying Presented by the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Wed Jun 26 | 11am–12pm Main Library Join Kim Kenney as she explores how the meaning of death and death rituals have changed over time. Explore the history of sky burial, cremation, superstitions regarding the deceased, and more. 

The History of Canton Series Presented by Canton Historian Richard Haldi

Canton’s Famous “Honeymoon Cottage”

Wed Jun 26 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch Hear the story of an insignificant little North Market Avenue house and its nationally-famous front porch, a small cottage-style structure built at the end of the Civil War. 

A Mansion in the Wilderness - Meyer’s Lake

Murder in the President’s Family

Thu Aug 8 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch Hear the saga of the nationallyfamous 1898 murder of President M c K i n l e y ’s b r o t h e r- i n - l a w, Mr. George Dewalt Saxton, by an accused and then acquitted former paramour. 

Community Seed Bank

Through Jun 15 | Library Hours Main Library Pick up free seeds to use in your garden, provided through the OSU Extension Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

Hoarding: A Simple Look Into a Complex Disorder

Tue Jun 11 | 6–7:30pm North Branch Steri-Clean presents information on recognizing, understanding, and helping those who suffer from hoarding. 

Grow Your Garden: Plant Swap

Wed Jun 12 | 2–4pm East Canton Branch Does your garden runneth over? Bring healthy plants thinned from your garden to share with other gardeners and bring home something new. 

The Secrets of Winemaking

What to Do With My Instant Pot Presented by the Wayne County Extension Office Thu Jun 27 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch Have you heard the hype about the Instant Pot? Want to learn more? Join us for an interactive class, learn the functions of this new style of pressure cooker, and prepare and sample a dish or two. 

Blockbuster Wednesdays

Wed Jun 12, Jul 3, Aug 7 2–4pm Lake Community Branch Grab friends for a fun day out to watch a newly released video.

Mid Week Movie

5:30–8pm Perry Sippo Branch

Wed Jun 19: First Man

SCIENCE & TECH

Wed Jul 17: A Star is Born Wed Aug 21: Creed II

Stargazing 101

Wed Aug 14 | 2–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Discover ways you can explore the universe using telescopes, binoculars, and apps for your phone. 

Exploring Earth Speaker Series Presented by the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum 6–7:30pm North Branch 

Thu Jun 13 | 6:30–7:45pm North Branch Newman Creek Cellars Winery will be sharing the secrets of how to make your own wine. 

Aug 6: Mother Nature Mother Earth:

SARTA Travel Training

Aug 20: Nature’s Wonders

Mon Jun 17, Thu Jul 18, Mon Aug 19 | 1–3pm DeHoff Memorial Branch See page 14. 

THEATRE & MOVIES

Aug 13: Seven: A Look at the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World Aug 27: Lost Cities

Saturday Movie Matinee

Sat Jun 8, Jul 6 | 2–4pm North Branch Gather the family and watch a movie that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

An Evening With Sherlock Holmes

Wed Jun 19 | 6:30–7:45pm Plain Community Branch A dramatic presentation from Actor Jim Knight. 

On the Big Screen How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World

Sat Jul 20 | 7–11pm Perry Sippo Branch See page 8. 

Space Events

Home Safety Presented by the Stark County Prosecutor's Office Tue Jun 18 | 1–2pm Madge Youtz Branch Jim Knight, Cer tified Crime Prevention Specialist, will share tips for making your home safe and secure. Learn how neighborhoods can work together to learn crime prevention techniques. 

Presented by Astronomer Dean Regas Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that took Neil Armstong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon.  Wed Jul 24 | 6–7pm | Lake Community Branch Thu Jul 25 | 2–3pm | North Branch

Food Preservation Presented by The Ohio State University Extension Tue Jun 25 | 6–7:30pm North Branch Interested in canning but unsure of where to start? Learn how to get started and safely preserve your own food. 

Tour of the Universe: You Are Here

Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies. Utilizing some amazing simulation software, Regas guides you through the mind-boggling scale of the universe.  Wed Jul 24 | 2–3pm | Main Library Thu Jul 25 | 6–7:30pm | Perry Sippo Branch

Growing Your Garden

2–3pm East Canton Branch Master Gardeners will present topics and tips to grow your green thumb and help your garden flourish. 

Photo: NASA

Tue Jul 30 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch Hear the story of Mr. Andrew Meyer, a wealthy foundry owner, who after the war of 1812 had a most unusual dream to build a mansion in the wilderness of Ohio. 

HOME & GARDEN

Jun 26: Container Herb Gardens Jul 10: Low Maintenance Gardening Jul 24: TBD

Sponsored by the Stark Library Foundation


Technology

 Please Register

Students 6th–12th Grade and Adults

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Host an Outdoor Movie Night Turn your driveway into a drive-in with a projector from the Library and amp up the fun. Add a free movie from the library and your house will be the coolest place this summer!

 Reserve yours at StarkLibrary.org/Devices

SENIORS Introduction to Creating Emails

Mon Jun 3 | 2–3:30pm North Branch Need an email account but don’t know how to set one up? In this session, create an email account using Gmail. You will also begin learning how to send, reply, and forward emails. 

Windows 10 Basics

Whether you purchased a new computer or updated to Windows 10, discover new features or revisit old favorites.  Tue Jun 4 | 10–11:30am Main Library Mon Jul 8 | 2–3:30pm North Branch

Introduction to Facebook

Mon Jun 10 | 2–3:30pm DeHoff Memorial Branch You’ve heard about it and are now ready to dive into the fun. Join us and learn about Facebook – a social networking site where you can connect with friends and family. 

Intro to Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Tue Jun 11 | 2–3:30pm Jackson Township Branch Discover new hobby ideas and “how to” instructions in cooking, crafting, scrapbooking and much more in this free online database. 

Basic Computer Skills Series

Wed Jul 10, 17, 24 10–11:30am Main Library Having trouble getting started in the world of technology? During this three part series, learn the parts of a computer, how to use the computer keyboard & gain mouse skills.  12

Exploring YouTube

Thu Jul 25 | 2–3:30pm Main Library Join us for a basic introduction to YouTube, the most popular source for videos online. Learn how to search for and discover new content, control playback and use features like channels and playlists. 

Word I Basics

Thu Aug 1 | 1–2:30pm Plain Community Branch Word is one of the building blocks for developing and expanding your Office skills. Begin with the basics of creating a document. 

Intermediate Computer Skills Series

Mon Aug 5, 12, 19 | 10–11:30am Main Library Continue to build your computer skills in this three-part series. 

Introduction to Creativebug

Tue Aug 6 | 2–3:30pm Jackson Township Branch Discover thousands of expert-taught video tutorials. Learn at your own pace in topics like painting, sewing, cooking, home decor, and more. 

Excel I Basics

Thu Aug 8 | 1–2:30pm Plain Community Branch Spreadsheets allow you to create lists of information to track, generate charts and assist with numeric formulas. While you build and refine your Excel skills, create a small business inventory sheet. 

Manage Your Files & Folders with Windows

Thu Aug 15 | 1–2:30pm Plain Community Branch Learn to create shortcuts for files, folders, how to organize your files, empty and recover files and folders from the Recycle Bin, adjust speaker volume, and mute speaker sound. 

JOB SKILLS Microsoft Excel I–III

In this three-part series, build and refine Excel skills while creating an inventory sheet.  Mon Jun 3, 10, 17 5:30–7:30pm Main Library Mon Aug 5, 12, 19 | 2–4pm Main Library

Word I–III Basics Series

Mon Jun 3, 10, 17 | 2–4pm Main Library In this three part series, learn the fundamentals of creating a document. Then learn to produce labels.  Presented by OhioMeansJobs

How to Ace an Interview Sandy Valley Branch Thu Jun 20, Wed Aug 21 1–3:30pm

Writing An Effective Resume Sandy Valley Branch Wed Jun 5, Aug 7 1–2:30pm

MAKERS Maker Studio Crafting with Technology Tue Jun 18, Jul 23, Aug 20 2–5pm Main Library Discover equipment that blends technology and crafting. Try a new hobby or crafting idea using sewing and embroidery machines, Cricut cutter, VHS/DVD converter and more.

Maker Studio Spotlights Sewing Machine 101 Thu Jun 6 | 2–3:30pm Main Library Learn sewing machine basics and to sew straight and curved seams.  3D Printing with Thingiverse Tue Jun 18 | 2–3pm Main Library Discover how to download and convert 3D models and print them out using a 3D printer.  Intro to Cricut and Design Studio Thu Jun 20 | 2–3:30pm Main Library Discover the possibilities for designing and creating with the Cricut and its Design Studio.  Stargazing 101 Tue Jul 23 | 3–4pm Main Library Learn how to explore the universe from your backyard with telescopes, binoculars, and other equipment.  9-Square Quilt Block Thu Jul 25 | 2–3:30pm Main Library Discover the joy of quilting while learning to piece together and sew a 9-square quilt block.  Speed Up Your Old PC with Linux Tue Aug 20 | 3–4pm Main Library Learn how to extend the life of an old computer with Linux, a free and open source operating system.  Creating a Greeting Card Tue Aug 20 | 2–3pm Main Library Discover the versatility of the Cricut cutting machine while making a greeting card. 


Cut the Cord

Why pay for movies, TV Shows, books and magazines when you can get over half a million free with your library card?

Audiobooks & E-books Movies & TV Shows E-magazines

Maker Studio Spotlights (Continued)

E-magazines

OTHER CLASSES Computer Typing I & II

Log Cabin Quilt Block Thu Aug 22 | 2–3:30pm Main Library Discover the joy of quilting while learning to piece together and sew a log cabin quilt block. 

Tue Jun 4, 11 | 2–3:30pm Main Library Develop your typing skills and learn how to become a fast and accurate typist in this two-part series. 

Introduction to Creativebug

We’ll look at some of the most popular streaming services and the hardware you’ll need to get started watching TV shows, movies and more over the Internet. 

Discover thousands of experttaught video tutorials. Learn at your own pace in topics like painting, sewing, cooking, home decor, and more.  Thu Jun 13 | 10–11:30am DeHoff Memorial Branch Wed Jul 24 | 2–3:30pm Lake Community Branch

Intro to Cricut and Design Studio

Thu Jul 11 | 2–3:30pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Discover the possibilities for designing and creating with the Cricut and its Design Studio. 

Intro to Light Box: Design Transfer

Discover the illuminating possibilities when using a Light Box for design transfer to paper or fabric.  Mon Jul 15 | 2–3:30pm North Branch Tue Jul 16 | 6–7:30pm North Branch

You Print on What?

Thu Aug 8 | 2–3pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Learn how to print on paper alternatives such as fabric using an inkjet printer. Supplies for this Maker class will be provided. 

Cutting the Cord

Tue Jun 11 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch Sat Jun 15 | 2–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Tue Jul 30 | 2–3:30pm Sandy Valley Branch

How to Back Up Your Computer

Thu Jun 13 | 10–11:30am Madge Youtz Branch Discover easy ways to back up important documents, pictures, and other files stored on your computer. 

Tune Up Your PC

Tue Jun 25 | 6–7:30pm Sandy Valley Branch Keep your computer running fast with easy maintenance tasks, system utilities, and beneficial practices. 

Android Basics I & II

Mon Jul 8, 15 | 2–3:30pm DeHoff Memorial Branch This two-part series provides an introduction to Android for smartphones and tablets. 

Mango Languages

Tue Jul 9 | 2–3:30pm Jackson Township Branch Learn a new language with this free library database. Mango can help you become conversational in over 70 languages. 

Audiobooks & E-books Movies & TV Shows Music Comics

Intro to Lynda.com

Learn about Lynda.com, our new online resource that provides 6,000 courses focusing on business, software, and other topics.  Tue Jul 9 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch Tue Aug 13 | 2–3:30pm Lake Community Branch

What’s the Cloud?

Wed Jul 10 | 2–3:30pm Main Library Learn what is meant by “The Cloud” in technology, how it works and what options you have available including Google Drive and OneDrive. Gain access to your uploaded data and files via the Internet. 

Web Design for Beginners HTML & CSS Wed Jul 10, 17, 24 5:30–7:30pm Main Library Discover HTML and CSS, two of the languages websites are written in. This hands-on series introduces the basics of writing HTML and CSS code in order to create simple webpages from scratch. 

Google Maps

Tue Jul 16 | 2–3:30pm Main Library Going on a vacation? Learn how to plot your journey using Google Maps, a free website/app that can help you find directions and explore new places. 

Excel I Basics Microsoft Office While you build and refine your Excel skills, create a small business inventory sheet.  Thu Jul 18 | 10–11:30am Madge Youtz Branch Thu Aug 22 | 1–2:30pm Plain Community Branch

VHS/Vinyl Converting

Thu Jul 18 | 6–7:30pm Plain Community Branch Learn how to convert VHS to DVD and vinyl records to digital files. 

Introduction to Pinterest

Mon Aug 5 | 2–3:30pm North Branch Learnabout Pinterest, an entertaining way to organize your interests or hobbies online. 

VHS/DVD Converting

Wed Aug 7 | 2–3:30pm Jackson Township Branch Have some old family videos on VHS you’d like to convert to DVD or another digital format? Learn how to use video conversion software to preserve cherished memories. 

Intro to Chromebooks

Thu Aug 8 | 6–7:30pm Plain Community Branch Learn about Chromebooks and how you can use them in place of traditional laptops. 

Creating Labels with Word

Tue Aug 13 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch Word can print labels in just a few steps. Join us for a demonstration on how to easily create customized labels. 

Intro to Chromecast

Thu Aug 15 | 6–7:30pm Plain Community Branch Explore the Chromecast, a versatile device from Google that enables you to stream videos on a TV. 

What’s Under Your Google Drive?

Thu Aug 22 | 10–11:30am Madge Youtz Branch Learn about the free software options in a Google account, including Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, and more.  13


A Healthier Stark with

Be sure to say hi to Maynard if you see him out on the trails!

We’re excited to ride in to our fifth season of Stark County’s award-winning bike share network, BikeSmart. Biking is part of a happy, healthy life style with benefits including stronger bones, lower stress and anxiety issues and better cardiovascular fitness. Whether you love exploring the trails of Stark County, are trying to live a more active lifestyle, or need to run some errands, it’s easy to get where you need to go. The Library, Stark Parks, SARTA and Canton Parks and Rec have partnered on the program to connect you with almost every corner of Stark County. You can check out a bike and explore over 110 miles of beautiful, easy-to-navigate trails with Stark Parks, take a relaxing ride with the scenic Canton Garden Center as a backdrop, or take your adventure even further with our latest partner—SARTA. With 34 fixed routes throughout Stark County and two easy-to-use bike racks on each bus, this partnership is perfect for your first and last mile. Come to SARTA Travel Training to learn about all of the services offered by SARTA, and earn a free 31-day bus pass after taking the class. Please register at StarkLibrary.org. The class will be held Monday June 17, Thursday July 18, and Monday August 19 from 1–3pm at DeHoff Memorial Branch.

If you need more convincing, here are 5 GREAT reasons to sign up for BikeSmart today: 1. It’s cost effective. It’s free to use with your library card. Yes, FREE! We just can’t say that enough. Visiting from out of town? No problem! You can sign up for a library card and ride free—no need to live in Stark County. 2. Great for occasional riders. Maybe you like biking, but don’t ride regularly or have the space to store a bike—it’s a great way to get the benefits without the commitment. 3. It’s healthy. Biking burns calories, builds more muscle, and just generally makes you feel better. In fact, Stark County has ridden almost 90,000 miles and burned more than 5 million calories with BikeSmart. 4. It’s green. Each BikeSmart ride reduces emissions in Stark County. 5. It’s easy to use! Just sign up and ride. Seriously, it only takes a minute to reap big benefits. If you want to check out a bike for a quick ride on the trail, a trip to the farmer's market, or just to zip around town, stop into your local library branch before your first ride to set up your account.

 Learn more at StarkLibrary.org/BikeSmart 14

There are seven hubs with nearby paths or bike lanes: SARTA Cornerstone Transit Center 112 Cherry Ave. SE Canton, OH 44702 North Branch Library 189 25th St. NW Canton, OH 44703 Jackson Township 4811 South Park Dr. NW Massillon, OH 44646 Main Library 715 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44702 Canton Garden Center 1615 Stadium Park Dr. NW Canton, OH 44718 Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake 5712 12th St. NW Canton, OH 44708 Veteran’s Park 1714 Schneider St. NE Canton, OH 44721


Bookmobile Public Stops Jun – Aug 2019

MONDAYS Tuslaw School.......................................................... 9–10 am Aberdeen Allotment NW............................ 10:30–11:30 am Brookshire Hills NW.................................... 11:45–12:45 pm 9th Street NE...................................................1:45–2:45 pm Sherrick Community Parking Lot SE.............. 2:30–3:30 pm Beach City .................................................. 5:30–7:30 pm

TUESDAYS Leshdale Apartments NE............................ 10:30–11:30 am Pleasant View Village NE.............................. 12:30–1:15 pm Ellisdale Apartments NE.................................1:30–2:15 pm Southgate Shopping Center SW ............... 5:30–7:30 pm

WEDNESDAYS Carriage Hill Apartments NW........................ 8:45–9:15 am Springwood Lake.................................................... 9–10 am Woodlawn Village NW......................................... 1–1:45 pm Village Tower NW......................................................2–3 pm Waynesburg Shopping Centre SE ............. 5:30–7:30 pm

THURSDAYS Wilmot on Lawnfield SW......................................... 9–10 am Bender Woods NW..............................................2:15–3 pm Danbury Glen Allotment NW.......................9:30–10:30 am Heritage Glen Allotment NW........................... 11–11:45 am Pepper Tree Allotment NW................................. 1–1:45 pm Enclave Allotment NW..............................................2–3 pm Golden Lodge on Harrison SW ................. 5:30–7:30 pm

FRIDAYS Mayfield Manor SW..............................................9–9:45 am Linwood Apartments SW...................................... 10–11 am Woodell/Scenicview NE.......................................1–1:30 pm Skyline Terrace Apartments SE.......................... 1:30–3 pm

Mobile Services Closings Aug 19–Sep 2: All day stops closed, but night stops remain open at Beach City, Southgate, Waynesburg and Golden Lodge on Harrison Ave. For questions about reserving library materials, the schedule, or general information, call 330.458.2824. For emergency cancellations, check StarkLibrary.org, Facebook (@starklibrary), WHBC, or call 330.452.0665. Night Stop

Locations & Summer Hours  330.452.0665  StarkLibrary.org  contactus@starklibrary.org   @ starklibrary Main Library 715 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44702 330.452.0665

Jackson Township 7186 Fulton Dr. NW Canton, OH 44718 330.833.1010

Extended Hours for Phone & Online Chat Support Mon–Fri 7am–11pm, Sat 9am–9pm, Sun 12–9pm Plain Community 1803 Schneider St. NE Canton, OH 44721 330.494.3399

Mon–Thu................. 9 am–8 pm* Fri.............................. 9 am–6 pm* Sat............................ 9 am–5 pm Sun..................................... Closed

Perry Sippo 5710 12th St. NW Canton, OH 44708 330.477.8482

Mon–Thu................. 9 am–8 pm Fri.............................. 9 am–6 pm Sat............................ 9 am–5 pm Sun..................................... Closed

East Canton

224 N. Wood St. East Canton, OH 44730 330.488.1501 Mon–Tue.................. 9 am–8 pm Wed–Fri................... 9 am–6 pm Sat..........................10 am–5 pm Sun..................................... Closed

DeHoff Memorial 216 Hartford Ave. SE Canton, OH 44707 330.452.9014

Madge Youtz

2921 Mahoning Rd. NE Canton, OH 44705 330.452.2618

Sandy Valley

9754 Cleveland Ave. SE Magnolia, OH 44643 330.866.3366 Mon and Tue.........10 am–8 pm Wed–Fri.................10 am–6 pm Sat..........................10 am–5 pm Sun..................................... Closed

Lake Community 565 Market Ave. SW Uniontown, OH 44685 330.877.9975

North

189 25th St. NW Canton, OH 44709 330.456.4356 Mon–Thu................. 9 am–8 pm Fri.............................. 9 am–6 pm Sat............................ 9 am–5 pm Sun..................................... Closed

Closed May 27 (Memorial Day) and July 4 (Independence Day). Closed on Sundays from May 12 to Labor Day. *Opens at 7:30 am through May 31, and again starting August 19.

Be a Friend of the Library

Stark Library would like to thank the Stark Library Foundation, sponsors, supporters, and committee members of the 2019 Smart Party: Literary Legends event for an inspiring evening to benefit the Stark Library Foundation.

Friends of the Library (FOL) volunteers support the library through sponsoring events, funding special projects, offering scholarships for staff and much more! Sponsored events are marked throughout this issue ( ). Stop by your local branch and say thank you to these dedicated volunteers and learn more at StarkLibrary.org/FOL.

BOOK SALES Lake Community Branch

Wed Jun 19 | 5:30–7:30pm (Members Only. Memberships may be purchased at door.) Thu Jun 20 | 9am–7:30pm Fri Jun 21 | 9am–5:30pm Sat Jun 22 | 9am–1pm (Bag Sale)

Main Library

Sat Aug 10, Jul 6, Jun 1 | 10am–4pm

Perry Sippo Branch

Fri & Sat June 7 & 8 | 9 am–2 pm Fill a bag for $2.00 (bags provided).


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