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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

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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.

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Explore Stark Library - Summer 2019  

Explore Stark Library - Summer 2019