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New York Times Bestselling Author

DebbieCelebrates Macomber Valentine’s Day with Stark County IN HER NOVELS, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has come a long way since starting her first book on a rented typewriter in her kitchen. Her novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the bestseller list with thirteen hitting the #1 spot. She has been honored with the Quill Award for romance, a lifetime achievement award by the Romance Writers of America and a RITA award, the most prominent honor for romantic fiction.

She has captured the hearts of fans with uplifting stories of love, hope and forgiveness, making her one of today’s most popular women’s fiction writers. Her bestsellers include the Cedar Cove Series, which was turned into a hit Hallmark TV series, Sweet Tomorrows, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, and Rose Harbor in Bloom. Macomber isn’t just a novelist—she has published two bestselling cookbooks,

an adult coloring book, two acclaimed children’s, and numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, five of which were made into original Hallmark Channel movies. In addition to writing, she owns the charming Grey House Café in Port Orchard, Washington, which features a gift shop and Hallmark Gold Crown store. Both the town and the café inspired locations featured in the beloved Cedar Cove Series. Though she is celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber delights her readers with her romantic tales year round. Her compelling take on relationships, embracing family and enduring love make her the perfect Valentine’s Day guest for our Speaking of Books Author Series. Romance awaits! Visit StarkLibrary.org/SpeakingOfBooks to reserve FREE seats for the Valentine's event.

Make it a Date

Wednesday Feb 14, 6:30 pm Canton Palace Theatre Full concession stand with wine & featured mixed drinks

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Holiday Events Santa Visit

 Please Register at StarkLibrary.org/events

Families & All Ages Gingerbread House Extravaganza

Enter Nov 27–Dec 10 Voting Dec 11–17 On Display Nov 27–Dec 18 Main Library Design and build a gingerbread creation and bring it to the Main Library to decorate the Children's Department. See contest rules at StarkLibrary.org/Gingerbread.

Here Comes Santa

In Partnership with Stark Parks Sat Dec 2 | 10:30 am–1 pm Perry Sippo Branch Bring your cameras and visit with Santa at the library. Continue the holiday celebration throughout Exploration Gateway with crafts, live animals, refreshments and musical entertainment.

Ages 5-10 All Aboard the Polar Express

Dec 18–23 | Library Hours Lake Community Branch Enjoy holiday fun with train activities, crafts, & a scavenger hunt. The fun reaches a peak on Friday when you can make a cookie mix gift, hear the classic story and watch The Polar Express at 2:30pm.

Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 5, 4–6 pm Madge Youtz Branch Enjoy an evening of holiday cheer. There will be festive crafts, music and refreshments for the whole family to enjoy.

Light Up Downtown

Thursday Dec 7 | 6–8 pm Main Library Santa Claus is coming! Visit the library during Canton’s annual launch of the holiday season for entertainment, crafts and a visit with Santa. Bring your camera to take some great holiday photos.

Teens Light Up TeensCREATE

Thursday Dec 7 | 6 pm–7:30 pm Main Library Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the library during our annual Light Up Downtown celebration. Enjoy a holiday spin on our usual activities of music, art, STEM, and more.

Holiday Hoopla

Sat Dec 9 | 10:30 am–12 pm North Branch Create some holiday magic for the whole family. Participate in a story time, meet and take pictures with Santa, pick up tips on how to wrap presents, and the whole family can create DIY gifts. 

Holiday Open House

Thursday Dec 21 | 4–5 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with music, holiday stories, and light refreshments. There will be a surprise visit from Santa!

Music Holiday Music @ Your Library

Sponsored by Lake Community Friends of the Library Wednesday Dec 6 | 1–2 pm Lake Community Branch Enjoy the sounds of Dulcimers 'n Such, a musical group that plays a variety of instruments like the dulcimer, harmonica, and washtub bass. 

Big Band Holiday Concert

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Sponsored by Perry Sippo Friends of the Library Thursday Dec 7 | 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Join us for a holiday concert with the Savoy Big Band, a 14-piece jazz ensemble. 


Early Learners

Start Smart | Children Birth–Pre-K and their Parents

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Explore outer space, play number games, solve puzzles and more when you check out the new Playaway Launchpad. It’s easy to use and preloaded with exciting learning apps to take your child on an interactive adventure.

 Reserve yours at StarkLibrary.org/Launchpad

STORY TIME + more! Dec 4–14 and Jan 8–Feb 28

Introduce your child to the world of books, music, culture and play. In addition to being great fun, this weekly time encourages social and emotional development and starts your early learner on the road to reading with fun stories or enrichment activities. Check with your branch for activity dates. 

BABY

TODDLER

PRESCHOOL

Tuesdays 6–6:45 pm Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13

DeHoff Memorial

Wednesdays 1–2 pm

East Canton

Wednesdays 10:30–11:30 am

Madge Youtz

Mondays 7–7:30 pm Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 12

Main Library

Thursdays 9:30–10 am

FAMILY

Thursdays 11–11:30 am

Jackson Township

Tuesdays 10–10:30 am

Wednesdays 10–10:30 am

Tuesdays 11 am–11:30 am

Lake Community

Tuesdays 11 am–12 pm except Dec 12

Wednesdays & Thursdays 10–10:30 am except Dec 13

Thursdays 11 am–12 pm ***

North Perry Sippo

Tuesdays 10:30–11 am Mondays & Wednesdays 10–10:30 am* ** except Dec 4, 13

Tuesdays 5:30–6 pm

Wednesdays 6:30–7 pm except Dec 13

Wednesdays 10:30–11 am

Mondays & Wednesdays 11–11:30 am* ** except Dec 4, 13

Thursdays 11:30 am–12:15 pm except Jan 18, Feb 22

Plain Community

Wednesdays 10:30–11 am

Tuesdays 10:30–11:15 am and also Dec 19

Mondays 7–7:30pm **

Sandy Valley

Mondays 10:30–11:15 am**

Thursdays 11:30 am–12 pm

Jan 30, 6–6:45 pm

* Jan 17 & Feb 21 is Yoga for Little Ones

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

East Canton Branch Monday Dec 11 | 6:30–7:15 pm Bring your stuffed animal for story time and leave it overnight to sleep over at the library. Pick it up Dec 12, 13, or 16 along with photos we took of their mischief while you were gone. 

Tech Try-It-Out: Augmented Books & Tiggly

Thurs Dec 28 | 2–3 pm Jackson Township Branch Play with cool new tech devices including AR Books and Tiggly Letters, Shapes, and Counting.

** Library closed Jan 15 & Feb 19

Life Size Candy Land

Saturday Dec 30 | 11 am–3 pm Perry Sippo Branch See description on page 8. 

Winter Movie Jan 12 & Feb 16 | 6–9 pm Perry Sippo Branch  See description on pages 8 & 9. 

Parachute Play

East Canton Branch Saturday Jan 13 | 11 am–12 pm Shake your snowy sillies out with books, songs, games, and crafts around our beloved parachute. 

*** Dec 14 is Santa Story Time (10 am)

Pajama Story Time

Yoga for Little Ones

Potty Training Party

Kindergarten Is Coming 2018

Puppet Palooza

Perry Sippo Branch Jan 17, Feb 21 | 11–11:30 am Stretch, grow and learn with some "mommy and me" fun with the YMCA. Bring your yoga mat if you have one. Ages 2–5 years.  Lake Community Branch Tuesday Feb 13 | 6–7 pm Is your child entering Kindergarten in August? Meet the principal, teachers, and school personnel while your child attends story time. 

Thursday Feb 15 | 6–7 pm North Branch Potty training your child? Attend a class with an early childhood development expert and bring the kids for stories and music.  Main Library Saturday Feb 17 | 2:30–4 pm We will construct several different types of puppets and use them for creative storytelling. 

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Elementary

 Movie Showing  Please Register

Start Smart | Children K–5th Grade and their Parents

Give Your Child the Gift of a Library Card Give your child a library card and open up a world of possibilities! A library card encourages your child to discover the world around them, strengthens their imaginations and is fun, too!

 Visit the Children’s department to sign up

ONGOING Chess Club

Whether you are a novice, intermediate or an expert level, the whole family is invited to come and join the fun! Chess boards are provided. Every Monday except Dec 25, Jan 1 | 5–8 pm Main Library Every Thursday | 6–7:45 pm North Branch

DECEMBER Maker Monday

Monday Dec 4 | 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

Monday Dec 11 | 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 to join in on the fun. 

Life Size Candy Land

Saturday Dec 30 | 11 am–3 pm Perry Sippo Branch Looking for a fun, interactive family activity during the holiday break? Look no further! Come and play our version of Candy Land—kid-sized! 

Popcorn and a Movie

Sponsored by Lake Community Friends of the Library Friday Dec 22, 27, Jan 12 2:30–4 pm Lake Community Branch No school today-need a fun activity? Come to the library for a movie and popcorn. When possible we will show a movie newly released to DVD. 

JANUARY Mother Daughter Book Club Tuesday Jan 2 | 6–7 pm Lake Community Branch See description on page 14.

Learning at the Library

Friday Jan 5 | 11 am–12 pm Lake Community Branch See December description. 

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday Jan 10 | 2–3 pm Perry Sippo Branch See December description. 

Minecraft Mondays

Monday Jan 8, 22 | 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch See December description. 

Winter Movie

Friday Jan 12 | 6–9 pm Perry Sippo Branch View Disney's Moana (2016). In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.  

Experiment With Cool New Tech Devices for Kids and Parents

Mother Daughter Book Club Tuesday Dec 5 | 6–7 pm Lake Community Branch See description on page 14.

Tech Try-It-Out

Art in the Afternoon

Osmo and Augmented Books

Wednesday Dec 6 | 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. 

Learning at the Library

Friday Dec 8 | 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. 

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Thurs Dec 14 | 3:45–4:45 pm Sandy Valley Branch Experiment with Osmo's Monster, spelling, numbers and more. Then find the dinosaurs, bugs, and other animations in the library with augmented books.

Quiver Vision

Sat Dec 30 | 2–3:30 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Using Augmented Reality, just color a page and see the design come to life on the tablet in 3D.

Virtual Reality Glasses and Augmented Books

Saturday Feb 24 | 2–3 pm North Branch

Tech Petting Zoo

Tues Dec 19 | 5:30–6:30 pm Main Library Discover new technology, such as programmable robots, VR glasses and augmented books, or revisit old favorites, like tablets and fun apps to play. Tech Trainers will be on hand to demonstrate gadgets.


Once Upon a Starry Sky: Exploring the Solar System

In Partnership with Meyers Lake YMCA Saturday Jan 20 | 10 am–2 pm Perry Sippo Branch Come to the YMCA at 1333 N Park Ave NW Canton to explore the solar system. Take a journey through the universe in our portable planetarium loaned from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Seats are limited—please register. 

Mother Daughter Book Club

Monday Jan 22 | 6:30–7:30 pm North Branch See description on page 14.

Rockin' Beats Music Club

Guitar Saturday Jan 27 | 2–3 pm North Branch Rock out at the library! Have fun making music with a variety of instruments, playing musical games, and exploring your talent by jamming to the beat. Grades 3–5.

Book Craft Fair

Monday Jan 29 | 6–7 pm North Branch Create a craft based on your favorite book and bring it to the library to be on display through the month of February for a contest. The adult and children's craft with the most votes wins a prize.

FEBRUARY Maker Monday

Monday Feb 5 | 6–7 pm Perry Sippo Branch See December description. 

Mother Daughter Book Club Tuesday Feb 6 | 6–7 pm Lake Community Branch See description on page 14.

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday Feb 7 | 2–3 pm Perry Sippo Branch See December description. 

Learning at the Library

Friday Feb 9 | 11 am–12 pm Lake Community Branch See December description. 

Nature Walk

Friday Feb 9 | 2:30–4 pm Lake Community Branch Join naturalist Judy Semroc for a nature walk around Fichtner Park. Explore the wondrous world of nature in our own backyard. We will meet at the library then continue on to Fichtner Park. 

Minecraft Mondays

Mon Feb 12, 26 | 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch See December description. 

Winter Movie

Friday Feb 16 | 6–9 pm Perry Sippo Branch View Beauty and the Beast (2017). It's a tale as old as time in this new version of the Disney classic starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, rated PG.  

I Survived…Will You?

Saturday Feb 17 | 2–3:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Inspired by the popular I Survived... series, join us as we witness and explore famous disasters through a variety of interactive experiences.

Sled Dogs in Ohio

Sponsored by Lake Community Friends of the Library Monday Feb 26 | 6–7 pm Lake Community Branch Do you long for winter adventure? Learn about the history of sled-dog racing, Balto, and enjoy a show-and-tell of equipment. A member of the Greater Cleveland Siberian Husky Club will bring a husky. 

Pups and Pages On any of these Saturdays, bring your favorite book—or borrow one of the Library’s—to 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 Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3 1:30–3 pm

East Canton Branch

Dec 16, Jan 27, Feb 10 1:30–3 pm

Jackson Township Branch Dec 2, Feb 10 10:30 am–12 pm

Main Library

Jan 27 | 1:30–3 pm

North Branch

Jan 13 | 10:30 am–12 pm

Perry Sippo Branch Jan 13, Feb 3 10:30 am–12 pm

Plain Community Branch

Lake Community Branch Jan 20 | 10:30 am–12 pm

Madge Youtz Branch

Jan 27, Feb 24 | 1:30–3:30 pm

Feb 24 | 10:30 am–12 pm

Sandy Valley Branch Dec 9, Jan 20, Feb 17 1:30–2:30 pm

LEGO Club ®

Imagine & build with LEGO® and/or DUPLO® bricks (provided).

Ready, Set, Action!

Help Us Direct and Make New Book Trailers Sat Feb 24 | 11 am–12:30 pm East Canton Branch Do you need a way to shout about a new (or old) favorite book without being TOO noisy? Do you want to help us give a shout out to OUR newest and most favorite books? Join us to make book trailers! 

Mother Daughter Book Club

Monday Feb 26 | 6:30–7:30 pm North Branch See description on page 14.

DeHoff Memorial Branch

North Branch

East Canton Branch

Plain Community Branch

Jackson Township Branch

Perry Sippo Branch

Saturday Dec 23, Jan 20, Feb 17 | 3–4 pm

Wednesday Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7 | 3:30–4:30pm Saturday Dec 16, Jan 27, Feb 24 | 10 am–12 pm

Main Library

Saturday Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10 | 10:30–11:30 am

Lake Community Branch Saturday Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3 2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Saturday Dec 2, Jan 13, Feb 10 | 3 –4 pm Saturday Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17 | 10:30 am–12 pm

Saturday Dec 16 | 2–3 pm

Sandy Valley Branch

Saturday Dec 16, Jan 13, Feb 10 | 2–3 pm

Madge Youtz Branch

Wednesday Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 | 4–5 pm

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Teens

Stay Smart | Students 6th–12th Grade

Read Your Favorite Comics & Graphic Novels Discover thousands of print and digital comics and graphic novels from Japanese and American cultures! From the latest in the Marvel universe to the hard to find classics, we’ll help you find what you need.

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Get Connected With A Free Wireless Hotspot We’ve just added more of our popular wifi hotspots! Now you can stay connected with instant, free, high-speed internet access almost anywhere—with a reduced wait time!

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SENIORS Basic Computer Skills Series Wednesday Jan 10, 17, 24 10–11:30 am 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 and gain mouse skills to get you on track. 

Apple iPad Basics

Thursday Feb 1 | 1–2:30 pm Plain Community Branch Flick, swish, tap and pinch don’t sound like techie talk but are necessary skills to enjoy the iPad® mobile digital device. Become skilled at these as well as basic features of the iPad including apps, the camera and settings. 

Windows 10 Basics

Monday Feb 5 | 2–3:30 pm North Branch Whether you purchased a new computer or updated to Windows 10, discover new features of Windows 10 or revisit some of your old favorites. 

Introduction to Creating Attachments

Thursday Feb 15 | 1–2:30 pm Plain Community Branch Struggling with email attachments? Learn to attach a picture and/or document to an e-mail. 

Introduction to Creating Emails

Tuesday Feb 20 | 2–3:30 pm Main Library Need an email account but don’t know how to set up an account? In this session, create an email account using Gmail. You will also begin learning how to send, reply, and forward emails. 

Basic Skills Keyboard

Wed Feb 21 | 2–3:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Learn the basics of using a computer keyboard. Discover keys including space bar, enter, backspace, delete and many more. 

Introduction to Mousing

Learn about the different styles of a mouse; maintenance; learn the right and left click and how to scroll on a page.  Mon Feb 26 | 10–11:30 am Madge Youtz Branch Wed Feb 28 | 2–3:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch

Microsoft Word Basics Internet Searching Basics

Explore the basics of the Internet including navigating, web addresses and the address bar. Continue your journey of discovery as you investigate different search engines, tabs, hyperlinks and more.  Tues Feb 13 | 2–3:30 pm Main Library Mon Feb 26 | 2–3:30 pm Madge Youtz Branch

Tuesday Feb 27 | 10–11:30 am Madge Youtz Branch Word is one of the building blocks for developing and expanding your Office skills. Begin with the basics of creating a document. 

TEENS Tech Try-It-Out

Virtual Reality Glasses and Augmented Books Saturday Feb 24 | 2–3 pm North Branch Experiment with cool new tech devices.

Tech Try-It-Out

LEGO® and Robots Tuesday Feb 27 | 6:30–7:30 pm Jackson Township Branch Use a variety of LEGO ® blocks to build a village for your robot to travel. 

JOB SKILLS Microsoft Excel I-III Basics Series

Wed Jan 3, 10, 17 | 5:30–7:30 pm Main Library 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.  

PowerPoint I & II Basics

Thurs Jan 11, 18 | 2–3:30 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 Word I-III Basics Series

Thursday Jan 11, 18, 25 5:30–7:30 pm Main Library 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. 

Word IV-VI 2016 Intermediate

Tues Feb 6, 13, 20 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library In this three part series learn to create mass mailing letters; insert charts and graphs, work with images; Page Set up and Special Paste; Hyperlinks; and discover Microsoft template.  

DIGITAL MATERIALS The Libby App for Digital Materials

Take your digital library with you in a pocket. Libby is our new, free mobile app for the library’s digital collection that you can access on your tablet or smart phone.  Mon Dec 4 | 10–11:30 am Madge Youtz Branch Tues Jan 16 | 2–3:30 pm Jackson Township Branch Tues Jan 23 | 2–3:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch

Digital Movies, Music & Audiobooks @ Your Library

Tuesday Dec 5 | 10–11:30 am Madge Youtz Branch Discover your favorite holiday classics and more at your library. Join us for step by step instructions on how to use Hoopla for downloading and enjoying digital music, movies, and audio books. 

Introduction to Mango

Tuesday Dec 12 | 2–3:30 pm Jackson Township Branch Learn a new language with this free library database. Mango Complete can help you become conversational in any of over 60 languages. 

Digital Movies, Music & Audiobooks

Monday Jan 22 | 2–3:30 pm Main Library Discover more digital materials at your library. Join us for step by step instructions on how to use the Hoopla app for downloading and enjoying digital music, movies, and audio books. 

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Excel I Basics

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

Learn for Free Online

Thursday Jan 25 | 2–3 pm

Catching up with Chromebooks Thursday Feb 22 | 2–3 pm

Microsoft Office 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.  Thurs Feb 1 | 10–11:30 am Plain Community Branch

OTHER CLASSES

Tues Feb 27 | 2–3:30 pm Madge Youtz Branch

Holiday Technology Sampler

Excel II Formulas and More

Osmo, Ozobots, 3D Printer, oh my! Discover some of today’s technology gadgets. Trainers will also be available to demonstrate tablets and readers, VR Glasses, and augmented books. Friday Dec 1 | 10–11:30 am DeHoff Memorial Branch Monday Dec 11 | 2–3:30 pm Main Library

Introduction to Skype

Monday Dec 11 | 10–11:30 am Main Library Skype is an online communications site. Learn to create and use your new or existing Skype account as a web video while talking to others around the world. 

Exploring YouTube

Wednesday Dec 13 | 2–3:30 pm 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. 

Thursday Feb 8 | 10–11:30 am Plain Community Branch Learn the components of a basic Excel formula (additions, subtraction, multiply and divide); sorting order; Special Paste to link documents together. 

Microsoft Word I & II

Monday Feb 5, Feb 12 10–11:30 am North Branch Word is one of the building blocks for developing and expanding your Office skills. In this two part series, begin with the basics and continue building skills by creating document and flyers. 

Introduction to CraigsList

Monday Jan 22 | 2–3:30 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Learn to shop for items, place an ad, and navigate the CraigsList site. (This is not an entrepreneur’s class.) 

Tune Up Your PC

Thursday Feb 1 | 6–7:30 pm Plain Community Branch Keep your computer running fast with these quick and easy maintenance tasks. Helpful system utilities and beneficial practices to improve a PC’s performance are introduced. 

Thursday Feb 22 | 1–2:30 pm Plain Community Branch Now that you've learned about opening and closing email attachments, learn to save attachments where you want them. 

Take Control of Your Computer

Thursday Feb 22 | 6–7:30 pm Plain Community Branch Join us for an overview of the Settings menu in Windows 10. Discover how to uninstall programs, change privacy settings, and customize your computer. 

Tablet & Smartphone Thursday Feb 8 | 1–2:30 pm Plain Community Branch What kind of mobile device or smartphone did you buy? We will be discussing device types as well as the basic features and available software for Android™ mobile devices. 

Apple iPad Intermediate

Tuesday Feb 13 | 2–3:30 pm Jackson Township Branch Now that you are skilled at the basic features of the iPad including apps, the camera and settings, build your iPad skills while learning about Settings, Mail, and Photos. 

Codecademy

Wed Feb 28 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library Learn how to write code for websites using Codecademy, a free website that takes an interactive approach to learning basic coding skills. 

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Thursday Feb 8 | 6–7:30 pm Plain Community Branch Learn to stay safe from viruses and other malicious software that can infect your PC. We’ll discuss antivirus software as well as what to do if your computer has been infected. 

Google Sites Monday Feb 26 | 6–7:30 pm Main Library A website is a great way to share information with others. Create your own website with Google Sites, a free website builder by Google. 

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Building a Website

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Android Basics

Introduction to Facebook

Monday Jan 8 | 2–3:30 pm 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. 

Working with Attachments

Spot a good book while out? Scan the barcode to search our collection and reserve it!

Suggest a Purchase Don’t have what you're looking for? Just let us know and we’ll buy it!


Adults

 Movie Showing  Please Register

Stay Smart | Lifelong Learning

Bad Weather is No Problem with Our Drive Ups! The weather outside might be frightful, but our drive up windows are so delightful! Pick up and return your items without leaving the warmth of your car at three convenient locations (Main Library, Lake Community, and North Branch).

 Select the Drive Thru option when reserving items online ONGOING Chess Club

Every Monday Dec–Feb except Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19 | 5–8 pm Main Library Whether you are a novice, intermediate or an expert level, the whole family is invited to come and join the fun! Chess boards are provided.

Women's Memoir Group

Every Tuesday | 10–11 am 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.

DeHoff Coupon Club

Every Wednesday | 12:30–4 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Share your passion for saving money with other shoppers. Bring coupons and swap them with others in the Club.

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.

DECEMBER Autism Awareness

Presented by Akron Children's Hospital Tuesday Dec 5 | 6:30–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch Join professionals for an introduction to the Autism Spectrum, an overview of treatment options, assistance and more. 

Blockbuster Wednesdays

Sponsored by Lake Community Friends of the Library Wednesday Dec 6 | 2–4 pm Lake Community Branch Grab your friends for a fun day out and watch a newly released video. 

100 Things Cavaliers Fans Should Know & Do

Thursday Dec 7 | 6:30–7:30 pm Lake Community Branch Join author Bob Finnan from the Medina Gazette as he talks about his book, 100 Things Cavaliers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Books will be available for purchase. 

Mid Week Movie

Wednesday Dec 13 | 5:30–8 pm Perry Sippo Branch View The Zookeeper's Wife starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl, rated PG-13. 

Life Size Candy Land

Saturday Dec 30 | 11 am–3 pm Perry Sippo Branch Looking for a fun, interactive family activity during the holiday break? Come and play our version of Candy Land! 

JANUARY Blockbuster Wednesdays

Wednesday Jan 3 | 2–4 pm Lake Community Branch See December description. 

Winter Work Outs – Trying Yoga DeHoff Memorial Branch Every Thursday | 10–11 am

Jackson Township Branch

Perry Sippo Branch

Tuesday Dec 5, 19, Jan 2, 16, Feb 6, 20 | 2–4 pm

Monday Dec 4, 18, Jan 8, 22, Feb 5 6:30–7:30 pm

Plain Community Branch

Lake Community Branch

Sandy Valley Branch

Mon Dec 4, 18, Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 26 | 11 am–1 pm

Main Library

Wed Dec 13, 27, Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21 | 10 am–12 pm

North Branch

Monday Dec 11, Jan 8, 22, Feb 12, 26 | 2–4:30 pm

Every Wed | 10–11:30 am

Monday Dec 4, 18, Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 26 | 6–8 pm

Sponsored by Perry Sippo Friends of the Library Wednesday Jan 10 | 1–2 pm Perry Sippo Branch Start the New Year off right with yoga and see if it is a good fit for your fitness needs. Yoga stretches muscles, increases range of motion, and will help improve flexibility. 

Writers Club

Thursday Jan 11 | 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.

Winter Movie

Friday Jan 12 | 6–9 pm Perry Sippo Branch View Disney's animated feature film Moana (2016), rated PG.  

Mid Week Movie

Wednesday Jan 17 | 5:30–8 pm Perry Sippo Branch View Going in Style starring Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, rated PG-13. 

Antiques Appraisal Show

Saturday Jan 27 | 9 am–1 pm Main Library Curious about the worth of that family heirloom or garage sale item? Ed Fernandez, of Fernandez Auctioneers, will offer free and entertaining appraisals of any items you can carry into the library.

Book Craft Fair

Monday Jan 29 | 6–7 pm North Branch Create a craft based on your favorite book and bring it to the library to display through the month of February for a contest. The adult and children's craft with the most votes wins a prize.

FEBRUARY Celebrating African American Women

Saturday Feb 3 | 3:30–4:30 pm North Branch Celebrate African American Women in creative fields. Join a panel of local women artists as they discuss their work and their experiences in their respective fields.

Blockbuster Wednesdays

Wednesday Feb 7 | 2–4 pm Lake Community Branch See December description. 

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Winter Work Outs – Trying Line Dancing

Sponsored by Perry Sippo Friends of the Library Thursday Feb 8 | 1–2:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Start the New Year off right with line dancing. Enjoy this happy, healthy and very social activity. No dance experience needed, just a desire to dance. 

Writers Club

Thursday Feb 8 | 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.

Kindergarten Is Coming 2018

Lake Community Branch Tuesday Feb 13 | 6–7 pm Is your child entering Kindergarten in August? Meet the principal, teachers, and school personnel while your child attends story time. 

Meet Debbie Macomber

Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series Wednesday Feb 14 | 6:30–8 pm Main Library NYT bestselling romance author visits for Valentine’s Day to share a sincere account of her path to becoming one of the world’s most beloved authors. 

Winter Movie

Friday Feb 16 | 6–9 pm Perry Sippo Branch View Beauty and the Beast (2017). It's a tale as old as time in this new version of the Disney classic starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, rated PG.  

Mid Week Movie

Wed Feb 21 | 5:30–8 pm Perry Sippo Branch View Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, rated PG-13. 

Meet Author Amanda Flower

Sponsored by Perry Sippo Friends of the Library Thursday Feb 22 | 6–7:30 pm Perry Sippo Branch Amanda Flower is a national bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author. Learn how she started her writing career and what gives her inspiration today. Books will be available to purchase. 

Ironies of the Civil War

Black History Month Saturday Feb 24 | 11 am–12 pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Join historian Paul Goebbel for a look at the intertwined lives of Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and the Booth family, slavery in the south, the Lincoln funeral train car and the Lincoln bible. 

Monthly Book Clubs What better way to start the new year than by joining a book club? Join lively discussions on today’s most intriguing reads and connect with others who share your interest. DeHoff Memorial Branch

North Branch

Dec 19 Mama by Terry McMillan

Dec 14 Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon

Jan 23

Jan 11

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Feb 8

Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

African-American Classics | 4–5 pm What Doesn't Kill You by Virginia Berry & Donna Grant

Feb 27 Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

East Canton Branch 7–8 pm Jan 9

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Feb 13 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Jackson Township Branch

6:30–8 pm

North Branch

Mother Daughter | 6:30–7:30 pm For girls in grades 3–5 & their female caregivers. Jan 22

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Feb 26 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1 | 2–3:30 pm Please check with staff for each month’s title.

Perry Sippo Branch

Lake Community Branch

Dec 14 The Widow by Fiona Barton

6–7 pm

Mystery | 2–3 pm

Jan 4

Before the Fall by Noah Howley

Dec 5

The Prophet by Michael Koryta

Jan 2

The Dry by Jane Harper

Feb 1

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray

Feb 6

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Lake Community Branch

Mother Daughter | 6–7 pm For girls in grades 3–5 & their female caregivers. Dec 21 The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson Jan 18

The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan

Feb 15 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum

Perry Sippo Branch

Book to Movie Adaptations Bring a lunch and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books are available at desk. Movie Viewing | 11 am–1 pm Dec 11 Live by Night Jan 8

The Circle

Feb 12 The Dressmaker Book and Movie Discussion | 12–1 pm

Lake Community Branch

Dec 18 Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

6–7:30 pm

Jan 22 The Circle by David Eggers

Jan 23

Feb 26 The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Feb 27 The Address by Fiona Davis

Madge Youtz Branch

Plain Community Branch

Mystery | 4–5 pm Jan 18 The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Mystery | 11 am–12 pm Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14 Please check with staff for each month’s title.

Feb 15 A Fine Summer’s Day by Charles Todd

Main Library

Sandy Valley Branch

2–3 pm Dec 3

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Jan 7

The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley

Feb 4

Queen of the Conqueror by Tracy Borman

6–7 pm

Dec 11 Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim Jan 8

The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig

Feb 12 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


Bookmobile

Public Stops Dec 1–Feb 28 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................................1:30–2:15 pm Ellisdale Apartments NE.................................2:30–3:15 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 Fisher Foods 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 Dec 25, Jan 1, 15, Feb 19: All stops closed. Nov 22 Waynesburg Night Stop closed. Dec 26–29: All day stops closed but Tuesday–Thursday night stops remain open. 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

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

Closings Closes at 6pm Nov 22. Closed All Day Nov 23, Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, 15, and Feb 19 (Staff Day).

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

Stay connected to your favorite library resources with our Homebound services. If you can’t get to the library due to a long or short-term illness, injury, disability or impaired driving ability, we’ll deliver your items right to your door—for FREE!

 Visit StarkLibrary.org/Outreach or call 330.458.2826 to get started

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

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

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

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! Stop by your local branch and say thank you to these dedicated volunteers and learn more at StarkLibrary.org/FOL. Main Library Book Sale

Sat Dec 2, Jan 6 (BAG DAY in the garage), Feb 3 | 10 am–4 pm

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Smart Store Guide Winter 2017-18  

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

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