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Across the country, schools, businesses and communities are emphasizing the

importance of STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and the corresponding problem-solving, critical and creative thinking skills. At Stark County District Library, we want to help innovators of all ages in our community grow, and we’re excited to encourage lifelong learning with hands-on STEAM based activities this spring. Make learning fun and replace limitations with wonder, inquiry, and innovation as we “stay smart” together. Discover other STEAM and Maker events throughout this issue!

ALL AGES 

Go Green at the Eco-Fair

Kick off the gardening season on March 3 at Main Library with the return of the Eco-Fair. Learn about getting your trees and shrubs ready for spring, soil enrichment, growing vegetables, canning and creating pollinating areas from area sustainability experts. Be sure to pick up your free seeds, too (see below)!

 Get details at StarkLibrary.org/EcoFair

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Get Free Seeds at the Community Seed Bank

The Community Seed Bank provides a variety of free seeds to anyone interested in planting a garden through a partnership with the Ohio State University Extension Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Pick up your seeds March 1–May 15 at Main Library.


Spark Young Imaginations with an Adventure Pack Budding scientists, paleontologists and explorers will love these fun packs filled with great gear to help discover the mysteries of the world around them!

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 Borrow your pack at StarkLibrary.org/AdventurePacks

Discover Nature with a Stark Parks Pack  Adventure starts in your own backyard with a Stark Parks Pack. Explore nature, identify plants and track wildlife with one of our five unique packs!

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EARLY LEARNERS 

 Explore Space with a NASA Pack Our NASA packs are out of this world! Discover the universe, learn about the planets, and identify constellations with apps, books and games designed to help you discover the final frontier. NASA packs are available for early learners and elementary aged kids.

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Bring the prehistoric world to life with our new Dino Pack! Explore the exciting world of dinosaurs, learn fun facts, or unfold the backpack and create your own play scene.

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Engineering

• Web Design • Animation • Photography • Photoshop • Music • Excel • Web Development

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TEENS & ADULTS  Don’t Miss the 3rd Annual

Stark Mini Maker Faire

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an award-winning, family friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. Come join the fun as we celebrate makers of all ages and interests!

 Main Library on May 4th from 2–7pm Want to exhibit? If you’re interested in being an exhibitor at Stark Mini Maker Faire, fill out the online form at StarkLibrary.org/MakerFaire or email contactus@starklibrary.org for more information by April 20.

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ALL AGES 


TEENS 

Find your talent

at TeensCREATE

Are you an artist? A musician? A Tech-guru? A writer? Do you enjoy hanging out with friends or exploring new ideas? If you said yes to any of these (and even if you didn’t), check out a TeensCREATE event near you: DeHoff Memorial Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22 5–6 pm

Madge Youtz Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24 4–5 pm

Perry Sippo Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21 6–7 pm

East Canton Every Thursday | 3:30–4:30 pm

Main Library Mar 8, 22, Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17 5:30–7 pm

Plain Community Mar 7, 21, Apr 11, 25, May 9, 23 2:20–4:30 pm

North Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14 6–7:30 pm

Sandy Valley Mar 13, Apr 17, May 15 3–4:30 pm

Jackson Township Every Tuesday | 6:30–7:30 pm Lake Community Every Thursday | 2:30–4 pm

Express Yourself

in the Library’s Poetry Contest

Enter our 19th annual poetry contest and have an opportunity to share your original piece at our finale celebrations!

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 Entry form at StarkLibrary.org/Poetry

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ALL AGES 

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Play number games, solve puzzles and more when you borrow a Playaway Launchpad. They’re easy to use and preloaded with exciting learning apps on a variety of subjects to take your child on an interactive adventure.

 Reserve yours at StarkLibrary.org/Launchpad

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Find all this at StarkLibrary.org/STEAM


Understand the Opiate Epidemic

with Award-Winning Journalist Sam Quinones On April 2nd award-winning journalist Sam Quinones joins us at the Canton Palace Theatre to discuss the opiate epidemic sweeping Ohio and the nation. Quinones is a veteran journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, author of three acclaimed narrative nonfiction books, winner of the Maria Moors Cabot prize and a 1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship.

uring his 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, he wrote his first two books, True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx as well as Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration. It was during this time that he began his investigation in to immigration, drug trafficking, and gangs. Quinones’ latest book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, highlights the rise of black tar heroin and painkiller addiction in the United States and explores how the opiate epidemic is devastating communities. He provides an insider's glimpse into the drug trade with a human perspective. Dreamland shares the tales of addicts and dealers while offering a disturbing look into the realities of drug abuse, addiction and, often times, death.

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Quinones’ extensive research on opiates and drug trafficking has made him a leading expert on the growing crisis, and the perfect speaker to raise community awareness on this crisis for our Speaking of Books Author Series. Thanks to the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation grant, Stark County District Library will provide high schools in Stark County with copies of Dreamland to raise awareness of the unprecedented opiate epidemic gripping our community. The Library is also hosting a special event for students on April 2nd to raise awareness among teens about the destructive effects of opiate use.

Join us for a special presentation by Sam Quinones

Dial the Opiate Hotline at 330-454-HELP (4357) for community information, education, support and connection to services anytime, day or night.

Canton Palace Theatre

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followed by a Q&A and book signing

April 2nd | 6:30pm

Reserve FREE seats at StarkLibrary.org/ SpeakingofBooks


Book lovers, rejoice!

THIS SPRING we’re celebrating accomplished guest authors with local roots

Ohio Author Events

Each event will feature a discussion with the author followed by a lively question and answer session and book signing. Friends of the Library volunteers will have copies of the book available for purchase at the events.

Book Clubs

 StarkLibrary.org/BookClubs East Canton Branch

Mar 13, Apr 10 | 7–8 pm

Jackson Township Branch

Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 | 2–3:30 pm

DAVID GIFFELS

Lake Community Branch

Thursday March 29 | 6:30–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch

Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22 | 6–7:30 pm

Thursday May 17 | 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch

Mar 4, Apr 8, May 6 | 2–3 pm

Acclaimed Akron author David Giffles joins us to discuss his new book Furnishing Eternity, a powerful memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, and finding resilience in one’s Midwest roots. 

Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10 | 6:30–7:45 pm

Main Library

North Branch

TOM BATIUK

Perry Sippo Branch

Mar 1, Apr 5*, May 3 | 6–7 pm *NEA Big Read Book Discussion in partnership with Massillon Museum

Sandy Valley Branch

Tuesday April 17 | 6:30–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch Akron native Tom Batiuk is best known for his newspaper strip Funky Winkerbean and his Pulitzer Prize finalist comic, Lisa’s Story. 

Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14 | 6–7 pm

THEMED BOOK CLUBS DeHoff Memorial Branch

African-American Classics Mar 27, Apr 24, May 29 | 4–5 pm

MARTY GITLIN

Lake Community Branch

Saturday April 21 | 2–3 pm Lake Community Branch Talk about cartoon games, trivia and legends Bugs Bunny, Homer Simpson and SpongeBob with author of A Celebration of Animation, Marty Gitlin. He’s the author of 110 books and works as a writer for cbssports.com covering the Browns. 

Mystery Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1 | 2–3 pm Mother/Daughter  Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17 | 6–7 pm

Madge Youtz Branch

Mystery Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9 | 11 am–12 pm

North Branch

Mother Daughter Mar 26, Apr 23, May 21 | 6:30–7:30 pm

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Perry Sippo Branch

Book to Movie Adaptations Movie Viewing Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14 | 11 am–1 pm

Local Authors Fair

Get up close and personal with a collection of local authors as they discuss their work, meet and greet guests and sign copies of their books! The event is open to all and free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.

Discussion Mar 19, Apr 16 May 21 | 12–1 pm

Plain Community Branch

Mystery Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17 | 4–5 pm

 Visit Main Library on Saturday April 14

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STORY TIME + more!

Mar 1–May 24

BABY

DeHoff Memorial

PRESCHOOL

FAMILY

Wednesdays 1–2 pm

East Canton

Wednesdays 10:30–11:30 am except Mar 21

Madge Youtz

10:30–11 am Wednesday Mar 28, Apr 25, May 16 Thursdays 9:30–10 am

Tuesdays 5:30–6 pm (Book Discovery, see page 9)

Thursdays 11–11:30 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

Tuesdays 10:30–11 am Mondays & Wednesdays* ** 10–10:30 am except Mar 21, Apr 9, 11, 23, May 14, 16

Wednesdays 6:30–7 pm

Wednesdays 10:30–11 am

Mondays & Wednesdays* ** 11–11:30 am except Mar 21, Apr 9, 11, 23, May 14, 16

Thursdays* ** 11:30 am–12:15 pm except Apr 12, 26, May 17

Plain Community

Wednesdays 10:30–11 am

Tuesdays 10:30–11:15 am ***

Mondays 7–7:30 pm

Sandy Valley

Mondays 10:30–11:15 am

Thursdays 11:30 am–12:30 pm

6–6:45 pm Tuesday Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1

*Apr 11 & May 16 are Yoga for Little Ones

Picnic in the Park

Tues May 22 | 10:30 am–12 pm Plain Community Branch Bring a picnic lunch to Veterans Park across from the library on Schneider. Stories, games, drinks and dessert will be provided.

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

Saturday Mar 24 | 10–11 am North Branch See description on page 10. 

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TODDLER

6–6:45 pm Tuesday Apr 10, May 8

Main Library

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This weekly time encourages social and emotional development and introduces your child to the world of books, music, culture and play with fun stories or enrichment activities. Check with your branch for activity dates. 

**Apr 25 is Meet Author Andrea Legg

Drop Everything & Read Party Wednesday Apr 4 | 3–5 pm East Canton Branch See description on page 10.

Yoga for Little Ones

Perry Sippo Branch Wed Apr 11, May 16 | 11–11:30 am Stretch, grow and learn with some “mommy and me” fun with Miss Abigail from the Paul and Carol David YMCA. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Ages 1–5 years. 

***May 22 is Picnic in the Park

Pajama Story Time

Meet Author Andrea Legg

Wed Apr 25 | 10–11:30 am Perry Sippo Branch Learn basic American Sign Language with author Andrea Legg’s book, Flap Your Wings, Little Robin. Enjoy story time, a craft, and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. 

El día de los niños/ El día de los libros

Children’s Day/Book Day Monday Apr 30 | 6–8 pm East Canton Branch See description on page 10. 

SPECIAL STORY TIME Listen at the Library will take place instead of all story times during the week of: March 12–15: DeHoff Memorial, East Canton, Jackson Township, Lake Community, Main Library, Perry Sippo, Plain Community & Sandy Valley March 19: Madge Youtz, North


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Learning at the Library

ONGOING Every Tuesday 5:30–6 pm except Mar 13 & May 29 Main Library Enjoy an interactive celebration of reading, along with activities, as we discover exciting new books and authors in a friendly, social atmosphere. 

Fri Mar 2, Apr 6, May 11 11 am–12 pm Lake Community Branch Learn about the works of noted artists or illustrators, then create an art project based on their artistic method. We will explore how to utilize relevant library databases too. All students welcome. 

Chess Club

Art in the Afternoon

Book Discovery Story Time

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

Wed Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 2–3 pm Perry Sippo Branch Learn about the works of famous artists or illustrators, then create an art project based on the work of these individuals. All students are welcome to participate. 

Mondays | 5–8 pm Main Library

Maker Monday

Mar 5, May 7 | 6–7 pm Perry Sippo Branch Be a Maker by using your creativity to learn, invent and produce new projects. Check with the Youth Services Librarian for each month's new endeavor. 

Minecraft Mondays

Mar 12, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 14 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Create, play and survive in Minecraft worlds with others. Bring your WiFi enabled device with the recent version of Minecraft installed. 

Poetry Contest

Enter your original piece at StarkLibrary.org/PoetryContest by April 30, then share it at our Youth Poetry Café (May 17).

Listen

at the Library

DeHoff Memorial

Main Library

East Canton

North

Jackson Township

Perry Sippo

Wednesday Mar 14 11:30 am–12:30 pm Wednesday Mar 14 10–11 am Monday Mar 12 10–11 am

Plain Community

Madge Youtz

Sandy Valley

Tuesday Mar 13 11:30 am–12:30 pm Monday Mar 19 10–11 am

Tuesday Mar 13 10–11 am

Thursday Mar 15 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Mar 26, Apr 23, May 21 6:30–7:30 pm North Branch 

Tech Try-It-Out

Learn coding basics while playing with Ozobots, mini robots that follow paths you create. Tues Mar 27 | 2–3:30 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Thur Mar 29 | 2–3:30 pm Sandy Valley Branch

Popcorn and a Movie

Sat Mar 31, Apr 14, May 25 2:30–4 pm Lake Community Branch Looking for a fun activity? Want to meet some friends? Come to the library for a movie and popcorn. When possible we will show a movie newly released to DVD. 

Architecture that STEAMS

Saturday Mar 3 | 1–3 pm Main Library Read, brainstorm, and create! Check out our books on Frank Lloyd Wright, play with tangrams, Osmo, and Tiggly, and use supplies to build and design your own parks, buildings, and more. 

Monday Mar 19 11:30 am–12 pm

Lake Community

Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17 | 6–7 pm Lake Community Branch 

MARCH

Thursday Mar 15 10–11 am

Monday Mar 12 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Mother Daughter Book Club

All Things Seuss

Enjoy an interactive story time accompanied by live classical music, meet the performers, and learn about the instruments they play.

Saturday Mar 3 | 1–4 pm Perry Sippo Branch Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with stories, games, crafts and more! Activities will include: make your own Oobleck, a "Seuss-O" game, and a scavenger hunt.

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Chocolate Olympics in the Library

Sat Mar 17 | 10:30 am–4 pm Perry Sippo Branch Be an Olympian and use your engineering skills to build a marshmallow tower, drawing skills with Pictionary, and engage your senses in a day of fun. 

Bring your favorite book—or borrow one of ours—and read to a licensed therapy dog. Reluctant readers can practice their reading skills and gain confidence in a criticism-free and comfortable environment. Dog handlers are present at all times. DeHoff Memorial Branch Sat Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 1:30–3 pm

Jackson Township Branch

Saturday Mar 10, Apr 7, May 5 10:30 am–12 pm

North Branch

Saturday Mar 10, May 5 10:30 am–12 pm

Madge Youtz Branch

Sat Mar 10, Apr 14, May 5 1:30–3:30 pm

East Canton Branch

Sat Mar 10, Apr 21, May 19 1:30–3 pm

Main Library

Saturday Apr 21 | 1:30–3 pm

Lake Community Branch Saturday May 19 10:30 am–12 pm Saturday May 19 10:30 am–12 pm

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Sandy Valley Branch

Saturday Mar 10, Apr 7, May 5 2–3 pm

North Branch

Madge Youtz Branch

Plain Community Branch

Main Library

DeHoff Memorial Branch

Perry Sippo Branch

Jackson Township Branch

Wednesday Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 | 4–5 pm Saturday Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12 | 10:30 am–11:30 am Saturday Mar 10 | 2–3 pm

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Saturday Mar 24 | 10–11 am North Branch Join us in the library for an eggcellent day of spring time fun including stories, special crafts and an egg hunt for all ages. 

APRIL Drop Everything & Read Party Wednesday Apr 4 | 3–5 pm East Canton Branch D.E.A.R. you, please help us pack our children’s department. We are hosting a read-in and need you to rally. Sat Apr 14 | 10:30 am–3:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Picnic with poetry by sampling Haiku, shape poems, origami poems and poetry tag. Fun activities and/or crafts will accompany each poetry type, and you can enter the library's poetry contest.

East Canton Branch

Wednesday Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2 | 3:30–4:30 pm

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

Poetry Picnic

Do you love engineering and bringing your inventions to life? Stretch your imagination with LEGO® Club! There’s no limit to what you can create—from spaceships to dinosaurs or buildings and boats— if you can dream it, you can build it!

Saturday Mar 3, Apr 7, May 12 2:30–3:30 pm

Monday Mar 19 | 5:30–8 pm Lake Community Branch Discover this Ukranian art of egg decorating. Each child will use a beeswax stylus to decorate and take home an egg. Grades 4 and up. 

Perry Sippo Branch

LEGO Club

Lake Community Branch

Pysanky Egg Decorating

Saturday Mar 10, Apr 7, May 5 3–4 pm Saturday Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19 | 10:30 am–12 pm Saturday Mar 17, Apr 28, May 12 | 3–4 pm Saturday Mar 24, Apr 21, May 19 | 10 am–12 pm

Nature Walk

Friday Apr 20 | 2:30–4 pm Lake Community Branch Did you know garlic mustard is not native to Ohio and is becoming a problem in our area? Meet us at Fichtner Park in Hartville as we partner with Stark Parks to pull this invasive species. 

Squirrelling Around

Presented by Stark Parks Thursday Apr 26 | 6:30–7:30 pm North Branch Join Stark Parks for a fun-filled day of learning about squirrels! These bushy-tailed animals are full of surprises. Get ready to learn, play and be a squirrel! 

El día de los niños/ El día de los libros

Children’s Day/Book Day Monday Apr 30 | 6–8 pm East Canton Branch Did you miss our Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R) Party? Or come and enjoy it so much you couldn’t wait for another read-in? Perfect! Help us celebrate Día with a multicultural read-in. 

MAY Questing on the Sippo Lake Trail

Saturday May 5 | 2–3 pm Perry Sippo Branch Put on your sleuthing cap! Follow a curious map & solve rhyming clues that take you on a walking journey through an outdoor space with a story to tell. Meet at the picnic shelter. 

Revenge of the Fifth

Saturday May 5 | 2–4 pm Lake Community Branch Are you a fan of everything Star Wars? Join us May 5th for crafts, games, and activities for the family to enjoy together. 

Creating Holiday Greeting Cards

Saturday May 12 | 2–3:30 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Creating your own Mother’s Day cards is a way to personalize your thoughts to others. Use Microsoft Publisher to create cards for family and friends. 

DeHoff's 80th Anniversary Celebration

Monday May 14 | 4–7 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Be part of the celebration of our past and future as we celebrate 80 years of service in the community. Share memories, browse through scrapbooks and enjoy activities for all ages.

Youth Poetry Cafe

Thurs May 17 | 6:30–7:30 pm Main Library Students in grades 2–12 who enter the poetry contest are invited to attend and read their poem. Parents, teachers, and poetry lovers are welcome! 

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Saturday May 19 | 2–3 pm North Branch It's tea time! Join us for fun with Fancy Nancy books and tea. Learn ? W O about making your own delicious DID YOU KN erdue fines, tea. Come dressed up in your fanov t c le ol c ciest clothes and accessories.  We don't arged if won't be ch

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Stark County Coloring Day

Tuesday May 22 | Library Hours All Library Locations See description on page 12.


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Returns March 15 Warm weather is around the corner and Stark County’s popular bike sharing network will be back on the roads and trails for a 4th season. It’s free to use with your library card!

 See StarkLibrary.org/BikeSmart for details

ONGOING Chess Club

Whether you are a beginner, novice, or expert, the whole family is invited too! Chess boards are provided. Thursdays | 6–7:45 pm North Branch Mondays | 5–8 pm Main Library

Women's Memoir Group

Every Tuesday | 11 am–12 pm East Canton Branch Everyone has a story to tell. Discuss how to bring your memories to life to share, save, and create a family legacy.

Knitting Club

We have knitting clubs at most locations. Find one near you at StarkLibrary.org/Knitting.

Engage through Games

Every Wednesday | 2–4 pm North Branch Experience the fun and connection of a game night in the middle of the day. Relax, meet new people, and engage with your community through playing board games.

Blockbuster Wednesdays

Wed Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 | 2–4 pm Lake Community Branch Grab your friends for a fun day out and watch a newly released video.

Writer's Club

Thurs Mar 15, Apr 12, May 10 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Those wishing to learn more about writing and how to publish their works are invited to join the monthly gathering.

Not-Your-Parents’ Book Club 6:30–8 pm North Branch Meet at Cultured Coffee & Waffles to discuss any book or media related to these topics: Mar 15 Women's History Month Apr 19 Poetry May 17 Heritage Influencing Media

Eco Fair: Get Ready for Spring

Saturday Mar 3 | 9 am–4 pm Main Library Kick off the gardening season. Learn about getting your trees & shrubs ready for Spring. Learn about soil, vegetables, flowers, and creating pollinator habitats.

Mid Week Movie

Wednesdays | 5:30–8 pm Perry Sippo Branch Mar 21 The Dark Tower. PG-13 Apr 18 Spider-man: Homecoming. PG-13 May 16 Dunkirk. PG-13

Poetry Contest

MARCH

Social Security: Your Questions Answered

Tuesday Mar 6 | 6:30–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch Nate Hershman from Edward Jones will discuss how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when you start taking benefits, and tax considerations. 

Enter your original piece at StarkLibrary.org/PoetryContest by April 30, then share it at our Poetry Open Mic Night (May 23).

Are you interested in digging into your family history? Uncover your ancestors’ stories (and secrets!) when you…

Book a FREE Genealogy Session

Gift Idea!

Give a unique gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day…

Budding researchers and genealogy veterans can book a genealogy specialist and get help: • Getting started with a pedigree chart • Learning the ins and outs of ancestry databases • Improving search techniques • Or picking up a cold trail  Book at StarkLibrary.org/Genealogy or call 330.452.0665

Pick up a gift certificate at any branch or print online at StarkLibrary.org/Genealogy

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Pysanky Egg Decorating

Learn this folk art of Ukrainian egg decorating. Classes are limited to 20.  Sunday Mar 11 | 1–3:30 pm Plain Community Branch Mar 20 and 21 | 5:30–8 pm Lake Community Branch

Sundays with the Symphony

Opiate Awareness Resource Fair

In partnership with Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Saturday Mar 31 | 10 am–1 pm North Branch Find Prevention, Treatment, and Support. Connect with local organizations and discover resources available in our community.

Enjoy the sounds of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  Mar 11 | 2–3 pm Main Library Mar 11 | 3:30–4:30 pm Plain Community Branch Mar 18 | 2–3 pm Jackson Township Branch Mar 18 | 3:30–4:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch

DIY Fairy Lanterns

Monday Mar 19 | 6–8 pm Sandy Valley Branch Welcome spring by making a magical fairy lantern to brighten your home. 

Opioids: Overview and Solutions in Stark County In partnership with Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Thursday Mar 22 | 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Find out the history of the opioid crisis, and learn about partnerships and collaborations that are providing solutions and addressing the issue locally. 

Edible Gardening

Monday Mar 26 | 6–8 pm Sandy Valley Branch Join Master Gardener Rudy Moyer and learn about edible gardening, the newest trend in utilizing limited space for a beautiful garden.

APRIL Poetry 101

Thursday Apr 5 | 6–7:30 pm North Branch Have you wanted to learn more about poetry but were unsure where to start? We are partnering with Malone University so you can discover your inner poet during National Poetry Month.

Local Authors Fair

Sat Apr 14 | Library Hours Main Library Local authors will discuss their work, meet and greet, and sign their books. The event is open to all and free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.

SARTA Travel Training

Monday Apr 16 | 12–1 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Learn about the services offered by SARTA, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority. Earn a free 30- day bus pass for completing the class.

Nature Walk at Fichtner Park Friday Apr 20 | 2:30–4 pm Lake Community Branch Did you know garlic mustard is not native to Ohio and is becoming a problem in our area? Meet us at Fichtner Park in Hartville as we partner with Stark Parks to pull this invasive species. 

Book Bingo

Thursday Apr 26 | 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Do you like to play bingo? Then try out our Literary Book Bingo: get a bingo and win a book! 

MAY Remembrance of May 4, 1970 Tuesday May 1 | 6:30–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch Stark County resident Dean Kahler was injured during the Kent State University shootings. Dean and former history teacher Dave Reese will recount this infamous day. 

Navigating Medicare

Thursday May 3 | 1–2 pm North Branch Do you have Medicare questions? Join us and learn about available options and tips on how to select the plan that is right for you.

Fact or Fake? Journalism in the Post Truth Era

In partnership with Canton Area League of Women Voters Tuesday May 8 | 6–7:30pm Plain Community Branch Jan Leach, Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University discusses today's media.

DeHoff's 80th Anniversary Celebration

Monday May 14 | 4–7 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Be part of the celebration of our past and future as we celebrate 80 years of service in the community. Share memories, browse through scrapbooks and enjoy activities for all ages.

Book a FREE Meeting Room Does your business, organization or club need a meeting space to collaborate on your next project? Use one of ours—Free! We offer meeting rooms with projectors in a variety of sizes and capabilities throughout Stark County. Other accommodations, depending on location, include: • AV equipment • Whiteboards • Kitchenettes

• Set up assistance • Sound equipment • TVs

Meeting room options vary by branch and are first come-first served, so please indicate what equipment is needed when making a reservation. Now it’s even easier to book a room with online reservations!

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or by calling 330.452.0665.

Starting from the Beginning

Researching Your African-American Genealogy Saturday May 19 | 11 am–3 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Join Deborah Abbot, PhD., from the Ohio Genealogical Society and discover how you can begin your genealogical research.

Stark County Coloring Day

In partnership with Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Tues May 22 | Library Hours All Library Locations Color and relax. Experience the stress management and mental health benefits of coloring on this county-wide Day of Coloring. A coloring sheet will be provided and all ages are welcome.

Poetry Open Mic Night

Wednesday May 23 | 6–8 pm North Branch Did you submit a poem to the Annual Poetry Contest? Share it with other poetry lovers at this open mic night. All poets welcome! 

10th Annual Plant Swap

Sat May 26 | 10 am–12 pm Lake Community Branch Got a green thumb? Or need to thin out your garden? Acquire new unique plants for free.


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Book an Expert for Tech Help Do you need help brushing up on your tech or job skills? Schedule a one-on-one appointment and get assistance with your new tech device, common office software, digital materials, your resume and job searching.

 Book your session at StarkLibrary.org/AskAnExpert

SENIORS Microsoft Word Basics

Tuesday Mar 13 | 2–3:30 pm Jackson Township Branch Word is one of the building blocks for developing and expanding your Office skills. Begin with the basics of creating a document. 

Windows 10 Basics

Whether you purchased a new computer or updated to Windows 10, discover new features of Windows 10 or revisit some of your old favorites.  Monday Mar 19 | 2–3:30 pm Main Library Wed Apr 11 | 2–3:30 pm East Canton Branch

Intro to Creating Emails

Monday Apr 9 | 2–3:30 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Need an email account? In this session, create an email account using Gmail. Also learn how to send, reply and forward emails. 

Excel I Basics

Tuesday Apr 10 | 2–3:30 pm Jackson Township Branch Spreadsheets allow you to create lists of information to track, generate charts and assist with numeric formulas. Create a small business inventory sheet while building skills. 

Digital Movies, Music & Audiobooks @ Your Library

Tues Apr 10 | 6–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch Discover your favorite classics or find a Great Course subject to learn. Join us for step-bystep instructions on how to use Hoopla so you may begin enjoying digital music, movies, and audiobooks. 

Intermediate Computer Skills Series

Wed Apr 11, 18, 25 | 2–3:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Continue to build your computer skills in this three-part series. 

Basic Computer Skills Series

Thursday Apr 12, 19, 26 | 10–11:30 am Main Library Learn the parts of a computer as well as how to use the keyboard and mouse in this three-part series. 

Intro to Creating Emails

Tuesday Apr 24 | 10–11:30 am Madge Youtz Branch Need an email account? In this session, create an email account using Gmail. Also learn how to send, reply and forward emails. 

DIGITAL MATERIALS Digital Materials @ the Ohio Digital Library

Tuesday Mar 13 | 6–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch Learn the basics of locating, downloading and reading a digital library book on your mobile device or computer. 

The Libby App for Digital Materials

Libby is a new app you can use to access ebooks and audiobooks on your mobile device.  Wed Mar 14 | 2–3:30 pm East Canton Branch Tuesday May 8 | 6–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch

Digital Magazines @ Your Library

Tuesday Mar 27 | 2–3:30 pm Madge Youtz Branch Join us for step-by-step instructions on how to use the RB Digital app for downloading and enjoying digital magazines. 

Introduction to Mango

Wed Mar 28 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library Learn a new language with this free library database. Mango can help you become conversational in 72 languages. 

Digital Movies, Music & Audiobooks @ Your Library

Wed May 16 | 2–3:30 pm East Canton Branch Discover your favorite classics or find a Great Course subject to learn. Join us for step by step instructions on how to use Hoopla so you may begin enjoying digital music, movies, and audiobooks. 

JOB SKILLS Microsoft Excel I-III Basics Series

Spreadsheets allow you to create lists of information to track, generate charts or assist with formulas. In this three-week series, build and refine Excel skills while creating an inventory sheet.   Thursday Mar 15, 22, 29 5:30–7:30 pm Main Library

PowerPoint I & II Basics

Thurs Apr 12, 19 | 5:30–7:30 pm Main Library In this two-part series learn: basics; storyboard; format text boxes; and preview your presentation. Build skills and learn images, graphics, tables and charts; navigation; hyperlinks; and Animation.  

Microsoft Excel IV-VI Intermediate

Mon May 7, 14, 21 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library Go beyond simple data entry and expand your Excel skills. Gain knowledge and understanding of many of the productivity tools Excel has to offer.  

Microsoft Word I-III Basics Series

Thursday May 10, 17, 24 5:30–7:30 pm North Branch Word is one of the building blocks for developing your Office skills. In this three-part series, learn the fundamentals of creating a document. Then learn to produce labels. 

Thursday May 10, 17, 24 2–4 pm North Branch

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TEENS (6th–12th Grade) Creating Video Games with Bloxels

Thursday Mar 15 | 5–6 pm Main Library Ever wanted to design your own video game? Join us as we physically build a 2D game using Bloxels. 

TECH IT OUT THURSDAYS Join us at Main Library each 4th Thursday of the month to learn about the gadgets and gizmos of technology you’ve heard about.

Cutting the Cord

Google Docs

Wednesday Apr 4 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library Learn to use Google’s free software for creating documents. Learn formatting, images, saving and much more. 

What’s Under Your Google Drive

Free Alternatives to Popular Software How to Back Up Your Computer

Introduction to Pinterest

Thursday Apr 26 | 2–3 pm

Thursday May 24 | 2–3 pm

OTHER CLASSES Exploring YouTube

Join us for a basic introduction to YouTube, the most popular source for videos online.  Monday Mar 12 | 2–3:30 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Monday May 7 | 2–3:30 pm Main Library Wed May 16 | 2–3:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch

Building a Website Basics

Wed Mar 14 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library Create your own website with basic HTML code using Notepad or WordPad, word processors found on most computers. 

Excel I Basics

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.  Tuesday Mar 20 | 2–3:30 pm Sandy Valley Branch Thurs Apr 5 | 10–11:30 am Main Library

What’s the Cloud?

Learn what is meant by “The Cloud” in technology, how it works and what options you have available including Google Drive and OneDrive.  Wed Mar 21 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library

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Tuesday Mar 27 | 10–11:30 am Madge Youtz Branch You’ve heard about it—now learn the basics of navigating and searching the Internet with Chrome. 

Monday Apr 16 | 2–3:30 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Learn about the free software options in a Google account including Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides and more. 

Thursday Mar 22 | 2–3 pm

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Searching the Internet with Google Chrome

Tuesday Apr 24 | 2–3:30 pm Madge Youtz Branch

Tuesday Apr 17 | 6–7:30 pm Sandy Valley Branch Have fun while learning about Pinterest, an entertaining way to organize your interests or hobbies online. 

FREE ! Check Out Our Library of Things What’s a Smart Store without the latest technology? Check out these tools for working smarter or making your day a little more convenient, all for FREE!

Cut your electricity costs with a

Kill A Watt Meter.

Ensure your radon gas levels are at a safe level with a

Radon Gas Detector.

Google Sheets

Wed Apr 18 | 2–3:30 pm Main Library Learn to use Google Sheets including menus, formatting and editing, saving and storage, table formatting and more. 

Android Basics I & II

Wed Apr 18, 25 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library This two-part series provides an introduction to Android for smartphones and tablets. 

Breathe easy with the

Speck Air Quality Monitor. Keep your car running smoothly with the

OBD-II Scan Tool.

Intro to Microsoft Edge

Internet Searching Tuesday May 15 | 2–3:30 pm Jackson Township Branch Bye, bye, Internet Explorer. Welcome to Edge, Microsoft’s new Internet browser. Discover many of the new features such as the Hub and Sharing as we venture around the world using the World Wide Web. 

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WiFi Hotspot.

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Bookmobile

Public Stops Mar 1–May 27 MONDAYS Fohl Village SW..................................... 11:45 am–12:30 pm Sherrick Community Parking Lot SE...............1:30–2:15 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.............................9–9:45 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 NEW! Golden Lodge on Harrison SW ..... 5:30–7:30 pm

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

Mobile Services Closings Feb 19, May 28: All stops closed. May 29–Jun 1: All day stops closed; Tuesday–Thursday evening stops open at Southgate, Waynesburg, and Golden Lodge during this week. 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. For non-public schedule, visit StarkLibrary.org/mobileservices. Night Stop

Stark County District Library has the largest bookmobile fleet in Ohio. In addition to 26 community stops, we serve every senior center, senior community, school district, day care, and preschool in our service area.

Locations & Spring Hours  330.452.0665  StarkLibrary.org  contactus@starklibrary.org   @starklibrary

Extended Hours for Phone & Online Chat Support Mon–Fri 7am–11pm, Sat 9am–9pm, Sun 12–9pm

Main Library 715 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44702 330.452.0665

Plain Community

Jackson Township

1803 Schneider St. NE Canton, OH 44721 330.494.3399

Perry Sippo

Mon–Thu............7:30 am–8 pm** Fri.........................7:30 am–6 pm** Sat............................ 9 am–5 pm Sun................................... 1–5pm*

7186 Fulton Dr. NW Canton, OH 44718 330.833.1010 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................................... 1–5pm*

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

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

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 Feb 19 (Presidents' Day), April 1 (Easter Sunday), May 13 (Mother's Day), and May 28 (Memorial Day) *Closed Sundays May 27 to Labor Day **Opens at 9 am during Plain Local summer break

Be a Friend of the Library 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 East Canton Branch

Apr 23–28 | Library Hours

Main Library

Sat Apr 7, May 5 | 10 am–4 pm

Perry Sippo Branch

Saturday Mar 24 | 9 am–2 pm All items half price from 1–2pm.


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Smart Store Guide Spring 2018  

A free library publication produced by Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio.

Smart Store Guide Spring 2018  

A free library publication produced by Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio.

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