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W inter 2013 | N ews | P rograms | E vents

Locations and Hours Scheduled Closings Dec 2012–May 2013

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Dec 23, 24, 25 CLOSED Christmas Observed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Dec 30, 31; Jan 1 CLOSED New Year's Observed Monday, Jan 21 CLOSED Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Sunday, Mar 31 CLOSED Easter Sunday Sunday, May 13 CLOSED Mother's Day Monday, May 27 CLOSED Memorial Day

MAIN LIBRARY

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

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

DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH

216 Hartford Avenue SE Canton, OH 44707 330.452.9014 Manager: Linda Bennett MON and TUE..... 10:00 am–8:00 pm WED–FRI........ 10:00 am–6:00 pm SAT.................. 10:00 am–5:00 pm

EAST CANTON BRANCH

224 N Wood Street East Canton, OH 44730 330.488.1501 Manager: Brett Neff MON and TUE..... 10:00 am–8:00 pm WED–FRI........ 10:00 am–6:00 pm SAT.................. 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Library Card Services LIBRARY CARDS

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

TO OBTAIN A LIBRARY CARD

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

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for educational purposes. Please review the Teacher Loan Procedures brochure for educator privileges. Corporate/Organization library cards are available upon request.

FINES

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

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH 7487 Fulton Drive NW Massillon, OH 44646 330.833.1010 Manager: Kathryn Kibler MON–THU..........9:00 am–8:00 pm FRI......................9:00 am–6:00 pm SAT.....................9:00 am–5:00 pm SUN (Sep–May)......... 1:00–5:00 pm

LAKE COMMUNITY BRANCH

11955 Market Avenue N Uniontown, OH 44685 330.877.9975 Manager: Jennifer Welsh MON–THU..........9:00 am–8:00 pm FRI......................9:00 am–6:00 pm SAT.....................9:00 am–5:00 pm

MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

2921 Mahoning Road NE Canton, OH 44705 330.452.2618 Manager: Kathleen Clay MON and TUE..... 10:00 am–8:00 pm WED–FRI........ 10:00 am–6:00 pm SAT.................. 10:00 am–5:00 pm

NORTHthBRANCH

PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

5710 12th Street NW Canton, OH 44708 330.477.8482 Manager: Lisa Szeles MON–THU..........9:00 am–8:00 pm FRI......................9:00 am–6:00 pm SAT.....................9:00 am–5:00 pm SUN (Sep–May)......... 1:00–5:00 pm

PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

1803 Schneider Street NE Canton, OH 44721 330.494.3399 Manager: Megan Johnson MON–THU*....... 7:30 am–8:00 pm FRI*.................... 7:30 am–6:00 pm SAT.....................9:00 am–5:00 pm SUN (Sep–May)......... 1:00–5:00 pm *Sep-May

SANDY VALLEY BRANCH

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

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

BOOKMOBILE SERVICES

LOAN PERIODS AND LIMITS

RENEWALS

Books, puppets Books on tape/CD Music tapes/CDs Magazines/Comics Videos/DVDs

14 days 14 days 14 days 7 days 7 days

No limit No limit 20* No limit 10*

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

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

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

RESERVE LIBRARY MATERIAL

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

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

INTERNET ACCESS

SEARCHOHIO AND OHIOLINK

LIBRARY NOTICES

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

RETURNS

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

SearchOhio allows you to access the collections of 20 Ohio public libraries simply and easily using your Stark County District Library card. The SearchOhio portal allows direct, online requesting for residents of Ohio and delivery of books and other library media within a matter of days. OhioLINK, similar to SearhOhio provides access to the collections of 88 Ohio academic libraries using your Stark County Library Card.

FAQs

For more information visit About Us at www.StarkLibrary.org.

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Director’s Message

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hat a great welcome to Stark County by the local voters who passed our levy, Issue 42, this past November 6. Your vote of confidence inspires us to renew our mission TENA WILSON to serve you – Executive Director, Inspiring Ideas, Stark County District Library Enriching Lives, Creating Community. We are very grateful for your support and will work hard to exceed your expectations. However, it seems that not everyone is a library user. The day after the library levy passed, The Repository online asked residents when they had last visited their library. Believe it or not, a significant percentage responded that they had never visited their Stark County library. This prompted me to imagine my life without a library. Imagine your life as a puzzle; some of the pieces fall easily into place; some take a bit of forcing, or they eventually get pushed aside to make room for a piece with a better fit. I expect there are many people who haven’t tried the library because it doesn’t “fit.” I meet many library users who share

stories of bringing their children to the library to use the vast resources and expose them to a world of knowledge. I also hear from some that, as high school approaches and schedules clash, the library visits become less frequent or even stop altogether. From retirees, I hear that, for the first time in a long time, there is time to read, attend programs of interest and meet friends at the library. For those of you who don’t visit, you may be surprised at what your library can offer. If you’re too busy, let your librarians save you some time. Call or go online to our 24-hour library and reserve titles that will improve your work performance or time management; download them directly to your Kindle, Nook or tablet. Ask a librarian to assemble resources to help you build a functional team. Oh, and tell them you’re too busy to remember to return your items on time, so please text or email with reminders about the due date. I once saw a sign that said, “You can live without a library, but who would want to.” I invite you to check out your library – again, or for the first time. You may be surprised to find that it “fits” quite well into your busy life.

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Winter 2013, Issue no. 31

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

FEATURED EVENTS Annual Poetry Contest.................................6 Black History Month Celebrations.............5 Community Health Fair...............................7 Facebook Photo Contest............................6 For Me, For You PNC Story Times..............5 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes................9 Listen at the Library.................................. 12 Little Theatre Troupe................................. 19 National Library Week Events....................7 Pups and Pages........................................ 15

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS Main Library................................................10 Bookmobile Weekly Schedule....................6 Computer and Technology Classes..........8–9 DeHoff Memorial Branch..........................11 East Canton Branch................................. 12 Jackson Township Branch....................... 13 Lake Community Branch..........................14

Government Academy Leadership Applications Available Now

Madge Youtz Branch................................ 15

ndorsed by leadership of both parties, the Government Leadership Academy is perfect for newly elected or appointed government office holders, candidates, prospective candidates, or anyone who wants to know more about the political process. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00–6:00 pm beginning February 5 and concluding March 14. Tuition is $395 and includes all material and refreshments. Early Bird Discount tuition is only $350 for applications received by January 11. All applications are due by January 21. Apply on line at www.leadershipstarkcounty.org. Partial tuition assistance is available for representatives of government, education, or non-profit sectors.

Plain Community Branch......................... 18

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North Branch..............................................16 Perry Sippo Branch....................................17

Sandy Valley Branch................................. 19 Age Group Key: Family = Most appropriate for families with young children All Ages = Most appropriate for adults and older teens Teens = Most appropriate for grades 6–12 Program Registration: Available online, by phone or at any library location. Copyright © 2013 Stark County District Library

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Friends Of the Library

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

Stop in and see our new items in the Gift Shop. Great gift ideas! Friends of the Stark County District Library

Annual Meeting Saturday, January 12 10:30 a.m.

Main Library, McKinley Room Get updated on FOL activities and elect new Board Members! Refreshments will be served.

BOOK SALE DATES

FOL Presidents Message We have had a stellar year in 2012. I would like to thank all of our FOL Volunteers who are faithful hard workers. We could not achieve what we do each year without them. This past year we had excellent book sales which brought in the revenue we need to give back to the Library. The FOL enhances the Library experience, Penny Marshall, through things like new furniture, scholarships to staff obtaining MLIS degrees, FOL President fund raising events to further our efforts and our membership, and staff and volunteer appreciation luncheons. Being a member of the Friends of the Library is a rewarding experience particularly if you get involved in what we do. "Books for Babies" is one of our most special programs. We encourage new mothers to read to their children from the time they are born. Our Gift Shop located in the lobby of the Main Library at 715 Market Avenue N is open Monday through Saturday for your shopping needs. Items for readers are unique and mostly thrifty. Remember us when you begin your Christmas shopping this holiday season. Thank you to everyone who voted for the Library Levy Issue 42. You have made a choice that will benefit our entire community for years to come and you are helping the Library lead us all into the future.

SATURDAYS 10 AM to 4 PM

FOL board members enjoying some of the new furniture we purchased for the browsing areas.

January 5 February 2

Be a Volunteer Support Your Library

BAG DAY

March 2 April 6 May 4 June 1 BAG DAY

10% discount for members of the Friends of the Library. Book sales are located across the parking lot in the Garage and inside the Main Library. All proceeds benefit the Stark County District Library.

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FOL volunteer, Carol Reitz, prepares a canvas tote bag full of information stressing the importance of reading to your child for expectant mothers in the FOL Books for Babies project.

Be a part of today’s library: books, programs, trips, people, computers, eBooks, DVD’s, genealogy and fun. Enjoy yourself and support the library by becoming a volunteer for the Friends in our Gift Shop in the Main Library. Call the FOL office for more information.

Evening with Friends...MURDER in the Library! The Friends of the Library are frantically searching for the felon. Get a clue and come for a Murder Mystery Party on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in the Main Library at 6:30 pm. No stuffy librarians here! You will be surprised by who pops out of the stacks, up from behind the desks and down from the attic. Enjoy live music, delicious food and delightful entertainment as you pursue the perpetrator. Reservations at $40 each will be available through the FOL office or call 330.458.2630.

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FEBRUARY 2013

Black H istory Month C elebrate Freedom

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Unity

@ ALL SCDL LOCATIONS

Story Times

Celebrate Black History Month with stories and crafts. See Branch pages for dates and times. @ MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

E mancipation P roclamation

Saturday, Feb 2 • 2:00 pm •( Adults: Historical presenter Paul Goebbel makes history come alive as he recounts the origin of and controversy surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation in the guise of a newspaper reporter of the time. @ PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

The Underground R ailroad

Thursday, Feb 14 • 6:00 pm •( Adults: Historical presenter, Paul Goebbel will share the exciting story of brave men and women who risked their personal finances and freedom to help an enslaved race. @ STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY- MAIN LIBRARY ATRIUM

2013 Black H istory Month M ain Event

Saturday, Feb 16 • 1:00–3:00 pm Join us for this very special event. Jimmie Woody, professional actor, storyteller and teaching artist from Young Audiences presents “Voices in Black History.” Woody will bring to life the achievements of important historical leaders through their own words. • Presentation of the Lena Calhoun Award • 2013 Black History Month Postage Stamp • Belden Elementary School Dancers

FOR ME, FOR YOU, FOR LATER

FIRST STEPS TO SPENDING SAVING AND SHARING

Get ready to help your child develop a foundation for financial education while having fun. Preschool children will have the opportunity to enjoy stories, earn rewards and go on a shopping trip at the library. They will even get to visit the food court. Sign up today and help your child Grow Up Great! story times for ages 3–5 years

@ PERRY SIPPO BRANCH Thursdays • 11:30 am–Noon • Mar 28; Apr 4, 11, 18 @ SANDY VALLEY BRANCH Thursdays • 10:30–11:30 am • Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 @ PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH Tuesdays • 10:30–11:00 am • Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 @ DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH Thursdays • 10:00–11:00 am • Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 @ EAST CANTON BRANCH Wednesdays • 10:30–11:30 am • Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 ( = Please register at a participating location.

Made possible by a grant from:

@ DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH

The Dred Scott Decision

Saturday, Feb 23 • 11:00 am •( Teens/Adults: Join historical presenter Paul Goebbel as he brings to life the story of a slave, Dred Scott, struggling to gain his freedom through the courts and eventually taking his case to the Supreme Court. ( = Registration requested at each participating location.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - quote by Harriet Tubman, an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist before the Civil War.

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Early Literacy Look for these early literacy programs:

For Me, For You, For Later Story Times.........Pg. 5 Listen @ the Library..................................... Pg. 12 Pups and Pages......................................... Pg. 15 Story Times.......................................... Pgs. 10-19

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January–May 2012

Bookmobile Weekly Schedule PS = PUBLIC STOP

MONDAYS

No visits on Jan 21; May 27 Higgins..................................................................9:00–10:15 am Fohl Village (PS)................................................ 10:30–11:15 am Pulley/ Sherrick Apartments (PS).....................12:30–1:15 pm Sherrick Community Parking Lot (PS)................ 1:30–2:15 pm Vienna Woods (PS)............................................... 2:30–3:15 pm NIGHT STOP AT 5:30–7:30 PM BEACH CITY (PS) No visits on Jan 21; May 27

TUESDAYS

No visits on Jan 1; May 21, 28 SRCCC..................................................................9:00–10:15 am Leshdale Apartments (PS).............................. 10:30–11:30 am REM Ohio Opportunities.....................................12:30–1:15 pm Pleasant View Village (PS).................................... 1:30–2:15 pm Ellisdale Apartments (PS)..................................... 2:30–3:15 pm NIGHT STOP AT 5:30–7:30 PM SOUTHGATE SHOPPING CENTER (PS) No visit Jan 1

WEDNESDAYS

No visits on May 22, 29 Woodlawn Village (PS).......................................... 9:00–9:45 am Whippledale...................................................... 10:00–11:30 am New Horizons......................................................12:30–1:15 pm Village Towers (PS)............................................... 1:30 –2:30 pm NIGHT STOP AT 5:30–7:30 PM WAYNESBURG SHOPPING CENTRE (PS)

THURSDAYS

No visits on May 23, 30 Wilmot (PS)..........................................................9:30–10:15 am West Stark..................................................11:00 am–12:15 pm Bender Woods (PS)............................................... 1:15–2:00 pm University Commons Dr. Condos (PS)................ 2:15–3:00 pm NIGHT STOPS AT 5:30–7:30 PM FISHER FOODS ON HARRISON SW (PS) WALES SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER (PS)

FRIDAYS

No visits on May 24, 31 Mayfield Manor (PS)...........................................9:00–10:00 am Walmart on Tuscarawas (PS)......................... 10:15–11:15 am Linwood Apartments (PS)..................................12:15–1:15 pm Skyline Terrace Apartments (PS)........................ 1:30–2:45 pm The Bookmobile will close for two weeks of shut–down from May 20–31, 2013, for all day stops. The evening stops from 5:30–7:30 pm, will continue to operate during this time.

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Grades 2–Adult: Create an original poem and submit it by Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013. Entry forms are available at www.starklibrary.org/poetrycontest or at your local library. 3rd Annual Stark County District Library and the Repository

Blackout Poetry Contest

April 7–13 • Library Hours Grades 2–Adults: Black out words in an article or on a newspaper page to reveal your original poem. Entries will be accepted into the Annual Poetry Contest. ALL SCDL LOCATIONS

Youth Poetry Café

Thursday, May 23 • 6:30 pm Grades 2–12: Students who enter the Poetry Contest are welcome to attend and read their poem at our poetry open mic night. Parents, teachers, and poetry lovers are welcome. MAIN LIBRARY

Poetry Open Mic Night

Thursday, May 30 • 6:30 pm Adults: Did you submit a poem to the Annual Poetry Contest? Share it with other poetry lovers at this open mic night. MAIN LIBRARY

TEEN TECH WEEK MARCH 10-16

FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST

Teens: Use the library's Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, and then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize. Wednesday, Jan 9 • 2:30-4:00 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Tuesday, Feb 12 • 6:00-7:30 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH

Wednesday, Jan 16 • 4:00-5:30 pm PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

Tuesday, Feb 19 • 3:30-5:00 pm EAST CANTON BRANCH

Tuesday, Jan 22 • 4:00-5:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY

Tuesday, Feb 26 • 3:00-4:30 pm SANDY VALLEY BRANCH

Thursday, Jan 24 • 4:00-5:30 pm MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

Thursday, Feb 28 • 4:00-5:30 pm DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH

Thursday, Feb 7 • 4:30-6:00 pm NORTH BRANCH

Monday, Mar 4 • 2:30-4:00 pm LAKE COMMUNITY BRANCH

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Celebrate National Library Week with our national pastime.

During the week of April 14, Cover Your Bases by learning about some of the services available at the library.

Pick up an entry form at any SCDL location and perform any one of the assigned tasks at each base. Make it all the way home to enter a drawing to win a prize.

Children's and Teens Activities and Crafts

Community Health Fair

Celebrity Story Times @ Your Library

National Library Week: Finale

April 14-20 • Library Hours All Ages: Enjoy make it-take it crafts and children’s and teens activities will be available each day during National Library Week. Visit any SCDL location to discover the fun!

April 14-20 • Library Hours Family: Enjoy stories read by local celebrities. See branch pages for celebrities, and dates and times.

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Thursday, April 18 10:00 am-2:00 pm Main Library All Ages: Health screenings and health professionals. Sponsored by Mercy Medical Center and the Stark County District Library.

Saturday, April 20 1:00-3:00 pm Main Library All Ages: Celebrate the end of National Library Week with baseball fun at the library.

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Computer and Technology Classes

The Stark County District Library offers free computer and technology classes for all ages.  = Register by phone at 330.458.3150, email: techreg@starklibrary.org or online through the Events Calendar. Seating is limited.

Senior Surfers

Intermediate Skills Series: Windows 07

Basics Skills Series: PC

(SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC SKILLS WINDOWS)

Computer classes for Adults 55+

Learn about a Personal Computer’s hardware: the monitor, mouse and keyboard; different ports and their uses; power supplies, cables and cords. (1 of 4 part series) Tuesday, Jan 8 • 2:00–3:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY Monday, Mar 11 • 10:00–11:30 am DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH

Basic Skills Series: Keyboard

Basic keyboard functions including Enter, Space bar, Tab; arrow keys, delete, backspace; Help. (2 of 4 part series) (SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC SKILLS PC)

Tuesday, Jan 15 • 2:00–3:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY Monday, Mar 18 • 10:00–11:30 am DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH

Basic Skills Series: Mouse

Learn the different styles of a mouse; maintenance; learn the right and left click and to scroll on a page. (3 of 4 part series) (SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC SKILLS PC, KEYBOARD)

Tuesday, Jan 22 • 2:00–3:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY Monday, Mar 25 • 10:00–11:30 am DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH

Basic Skills Series: Windows 07

Learn about a computer's desktop; Start menu; log in, off and shut down; My computer, My documents and the My pictures options. (4 of 4 part series) (SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC SKILLS PC, KEYBOARD, MOUSE)

Tuesday, Jan 29 • 2:00–3:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY Monday, Apr 1 • 10:00–11:30 am DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH

Intermediate Skills Series: Word

Learn the basics of creating and saving a document; introduction to tabs; focus on Home ribbon with basic formatting; learn cut, copy, and paste. (1 of 4 part series) (SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC SKILLS PC, KEYBOARD, MOUSE)

Tuesday, Jan 8 • 10:00–11:30 am MAIN LIBRARY Wednesday, Apr 3 • 10:00–11:30 am MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

Intermediate Skills Series: Internet

Learn the basics of Internet providers; types of service connections; Internet browsers (Google); the Internet Explorer 9 window; Back, Forward, Stop, Refresh and Home. (2 of 4 part series) (SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC SKILLS PC, KEYBOARD, MOUSE)

Tuesday, Jan 15 • 10:00–11:30 am MAIN LIBRARY Wednesday, Apr 3 • 2:00–3:30 pm MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

Intermediate Skills Series: Using Email

Gmail users will learn about Reply/Forward; attachments; delete and clean up of emails in the Inbox and Sent folders. (3 of 4 part series) (SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC INTERNET)

Tuesday, Jan 22 • 10:00–11:30 am MAIN LIBRARY Thursday, Apr 4 • 10:00–11:30 am MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

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Learn to create folders in Documents; move and rename folders and files; create shortcuts on the desktop. (4 of 4 part series) Tuesday, Jan 29 • 10:00–11:30 am MAIN LIBRARY Thursday, Apr 4 • 2:00–3:30 pm MADGE YOUTZ BRANCH

eReaders and the Ohio eBook Project eReaders and Digital Devices Clinic

Have questions on how to use your eReader or digital device to download library materials from the Ohio eBook Project site? Join us for this clinic to get your questions answered on how to use some of the top selling eReaders or digital devices and OEP. Monday, Jan 7 • 6:00–7:30 pm SANDY VALLEY BRANCH Tuesday, Jan 8 • 6:00–7:30 pm LAKE COMMUNITY BRANCH Thursday, Jan 10 • 2:00–3:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY Tuesday, Jan 15 • 2:00–3:30 pm DEHOFF MEMORIAL BRANCH Thursday, Jan 24 • 6:00–7:30 pm NORTH BRANCH Wednesday, Jan 30 • 2:00–3:30 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH Tuesday, Feb 12 • 2:00–3:30 pm PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

Ohio eBook Project and the Kindle App

Join us and learn about the Ohio eBook Project’s basic search option and downloading ebooks using the OEP Mobile site and a Kindle App. (This class focuses on iPads and tablets) (SKILLS NEEDED: IPAD BASICS)

Wednesday, Feb 27 • 2:00–3:30 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH

Ohio eBook Project and the Kindle

Join us and learn about the Ohio eBook Project’s basic search option and downloading eBooks to a Kindle using a computer. (This class focuses on Kindle Generations 1–3, Touch and Paperwhite) Monday, Jan 14 • 6:30–7:45 pm EAST CANTON BRANCH Wednesday, Mar 20 • 6:30–7:45 pm NORTH BRANCH

Ohio eBook Project and the Kindle Fire

Join us and learn about the Ohio eBook Project’s basic search option and downloading eBooks using the OEP mobile site. (This class focuses on Kindle Fires) Monday, Mar 4 • 2:00–3:30 pm or 6:00–7:30 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH Wednesday, Apr 24 • 2:00–3:30 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Ohio eBook Project and the Nook

Join us and learn about the Ohio eBook Project’s basic search option, Adobe Digital Editions software, and downloading eBooks using a computer. (This class focuses on PDF and ePub formats) Wednesday, Feb 27 • 6:30–7:45 pm NORTH BRANCH

Ohio eBook Project and the Nook App

Learn about basic search option and downloading ebooks using the OEP mobile site. (This class focuses on Nook Tablets and Color) Wednesday, Mar 13 • 6:30–7:45 pm NORTH BRANCH

Regular Classes Basic Skills: Internet Searching

Learn the basics of Internet providers; types of service; browsers (Google); the Internet Explorer 9 window; Back, Forward, Stop, Refresh and Home. Wednesday, Feb 20 • 2:00–3:30 pm EAST CANTON BRANCH

Basic Skills: Windows 07

Learn about a computer’s desktop; the Start menu; log in, off and shut down. Learn the My computer, My documents and the My pictures options. (SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC SKILLS PC, KEYBOARD, MOUSE)

Wednesday, Feb 20 • 10:30 am–Noon EAST CANTON BRANCH

Basic Skills: Word

Learn the basics of creating and saving a document. Introduction to tabs; focus on Home ribbon with basic formatting: alignment, indenting, font, bold, italics and underline. Creating bulleted lists find and replace. Learn cut, copy, and paste. (SKILLS NEEDED: BASIC SKILLS PC, KEYBOARD, MOUSE)

Thursday, Feb 21 • 10:30 am–Noon EAST CANTON BRANCH Tuesday, Mar 5 • 6:00–7:30 pm LAKE COMMUNITY BRANCH

eBay.com

Learn to shop and sell on eBay; navigate through eBay’s many layers; and create an account. (This is not an entrepreneur’s class) Wednesday, Mar 20 • 2:00–3:30 pm SANDY VALLEY BRANCH

Excel I & II

Learn to open, close, and save; Ribbons and Buttons; cut, copy and paste; Merge and Center, auto fill, and sum. Learn the components of a basic excel formula (additions, subtraction, multiply, and divide); sorting order. Wednesday, Mar 20 • 10:00–11:30 am Thursday, Mar 21 • 10:00–11:30 am SANDY VALLEY BRANCH Wednesday, Apr 24 • 2:00–3:30 pm Tuesday, Apr 23 • 2:00–3:30 pm PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

Facebook

Learn more about Facebook, a social networking site; create an account; post to friends. Thursday, Mar 21 • 2:00–3:30 pm SANDY VALLEY BRANCH

FAFSA

Need financial aid for college? Learn to navigate the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Thursday, Jan 10 • 6:30–7:30 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Intermediate: Using Email

Gmail users will learn about Reply/Forward; attachments; delete and clean up of emails in the Inbox and Sent folders. (SKILLS NEEDED: EMAIL ACCOUNT, BASIC INTERNET)

Thursday, Feb 21 • 2:00–3:30 pm EAST CANTON BRANCH

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Computer Classes, Job Skills and Teen Computer Classes The Stark County District Library offers free computer and technology classes for all ages.  = Register by phone at 330.458.3150, email: techreg@starklibrary.org or online through the Events Calendar. Seating is limited.

iPad Basics

Learn more about the basic features of an iPad including Settings, Mail, Apps and Photos. Thursday, Jan 17 • 10:00–11:30 am PERRY SIPPO BRANCH Tuesday, Apr 9 • 10:00–11:30 am PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

Library Databases

Whether you’re writing a paper for school, finding your next great read, or fixing your car, the Library has a database to help you. Find the resources to learn a foreign language, fill out legal forms, and much more. Monday, Feb 18 • 6:00–7:30 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH

Meet the Mac I & 2

Get to know your Mac in this two part class. Learn the basic features, menus, settings, trackpad, keyboard, Mac applications (iLife, iWork), iCloud and Time Machine. Tuesday, Feb 5 • 5:30–7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb 6 • 5:30–7:30 pm NORTH BRANCH

Picasa

Picasa is a free Google product that lets you clean– up and edit your pictures, as well as create collages and posters. Thursday, Jan 17 • 2:00–4:00 pm PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

Pinterest

Join us as we present Pinterest, a pin–board style social networking site used for finding and sharing ideas, tips, and interests, such as recipes, DIY, and fashion. Wednesday, Mar 13 • 2:00–3:30 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH

Website Builder Yola.com

Is your small business or hobby in need of a website? Create a Yola account and then learn the basics of using this free, website builder and host. Tuesday, Feb 5 • 6:00–7:30 pm LAKE COMMUNITY BRANCH

Word I & II

Learn to open, close, and save; basic skills such as Ribbons and Buttons; cut, copy and paste; basic formatting. Learn the basics of creating bullets; tabs; Headers and Footers; Columns and Tables; Hyperlinks; and learn some basic editing. (SKILLS NEEDED: MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SKILLS)

Tuesday, Apr 23 • 10:00–11:30 am Wednesday, Apr 24 • 10:00–11:30 am PERRY SIPPO BRANCH

Job Skills Series Excel I, II, III, IV

In this four part series, learn the basic features of Microsoft Excel software including navigating a workbook; cut, copy and paste; data entry; Insert and Delete rows, columns and spreadsheets; basic formatting of a spreadsheet including Word Wrap and Merge and Center. Continue with basic formulas for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as well as using Auto Sum. Learn how to create Name Ranges; charts; subtotaling; Find; Sort; Filter; and Mail Merge. Learn about Conditional Formatting and Format as a Table. Work with Saving your workbook and Print Preview and Printing an Excel file. (PREREQUISITE BASIC SKILLS MOUSE, WORD, INTERNET)

Mondays: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 • 5:30–7:30 pm MAIN LIBRARY

Word I, II, III, IV

This four part series starts with the basics of Microsoft Word by focusing on the Home and Insert ribbons. Explore different fonts and work with bold, italic, and underline. Insert headers, footers, and images. Practice cut, copy and paste. Go beyond the basics with Page Layout, Review, and Mailings ribbons. Change margins, rulers and orientation. Use Mail Merge to create labels and form letters. Learn to encrypt documents or mark as read only. Practice Print and Print Preview. Mondays: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 • 2:00–4:00 pm MAIN LIBRARY

Teens Citing Sources in Word

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Grades 6–12

Learn about Word’s Reference ribbon and to use Footnotes; insert citations and a cibliography. Tuesday, Apr 9 • 2:30–4:00 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

FAFSA

Learn to navigate the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Thursday, Jan 10 • 6:30–7:30 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH Thursday, Jan 31 • 6:00–7:30 pm JACKSON TOWNSHIP BRANCH Tuesday, Feb 26 • 5:30–7:30 pm SANDY VALLEY BRANCH

PowerPoint I

Learn to open, close, and save a Power Point Presentation; create a storyboard; begin a presentation and learning about the variety of presentation slides available; learn to resize, move, and delete text boxes; discover additional menu options. Wednesday, Apr 10 • 2:30–4:00 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

PowerPoint II

Build on your knowledge from Basic PowerPoint. Learn to insert images, graphics, tables, and charts into slides; learn animation (scheme and custom); background and hyperlinks; how to view a PowerPoint presentation. Thursday, Apr 11 • 2:30–4:00 pm PLAIN COMMUNITY BRANCH

STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY

8th annual

opportunities

JOB FAIR and WORKSHOPS

Register with Main Library, Reference Services, 330.458.2754.

JOB CLASSES Resume Clinic

Thursday, Feb 7 10:00–11:00 am • Adults: Learn to create a successful resume.

Interview for Success

Thursday, Apr 25 10:00–11:00 am • Adults: Get tips for a job winning interview.

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JOB WORKSHOP

Tuesday, Mar 26 10:00 am–12:30 pm • Adults: The topics covered during this session: • Job Search and Resources • Finding Jobs Online • Interviewing Tips • Resume Readiness • Present Yourself for Success • SARTA Travel Training

JOB FAIR

Thursday, Mar 28 9:00 am–Noon Adults: Connect with local companies for job opportunities. Sponsored by the Stark County District Library, Stark County Department of Job and Family Services, Stark Metro Housing Authority, SARTA and Turnaround Community Outreach.

ONLY BUSINESSES need to register with Reference Services, 330.458.2754.

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Main Library

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

S tory Times Get your child ready to read with stories, songs and fun. Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–18 months w/ caregiver Tuesdays • 10:30 am • Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

Family Story Time

Tuesdays • 6:30 pm • Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

Toddler Story Time

Ages 18 months–3 years w/ caregiver Wednesdays • 10:30 am • Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3–5 years w/ caregiver Thursdays • 10:30 am • Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

Black History Month Story Time Ages 3–5 years w/ caregiver Thursday, Feb 21 • 10:30 am •

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Family Tuesday, Apr 16 • 6:30 pm • Celebrate with local celebrity, Charles Day, Canton Fire Department.

Saturday Science

Get Your Brain On

Monday Crafternoons Mondays • 3:30 pm •

Mardi Gras Celebration

Saturdays • 10:30 am • Jan 12; Feb 9; Mar 9; Apr 13; May 11 Grades K–5: Experiment with us.

Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25; Mar 11, 25; Apr 8, 22; May 6 Teens: Make a robot or learn how to recycle candy wrappers into jewelry. Each session is a new craft.

Japanime’niacs

Wednesdays • 3:30–5:00 pm •( Jan 16; Feb 6, 20; Mar 6, 20; Apr 3, 17; May 1 Teens: Get together with other anime fans and explore Japanese culture.

Pinkalicious Play Party

Saturday, Jan 19 • 2:00 pm •( Grades Preschool–2: Come party and play with all things pink.

British Social Club

Wednesdays • 3:30–5:00 pm •( Jan 23; Feb 27; Mar 27; Apr 24 Teens: Love Sherlock, Dr. Who, Monty Python and all things British? Then join us and chat a bit.

5th Annual Antiques Appraisal Show

Saturday, Jan 26 • 9:00 am–1:00 pm Adults: Enjoy a free appraisal from David C. Morris, a certified appraiser and auctioneer.

Online Book Club

Blind Date with a Book

Ology World

Marvelous Mustache Day

Jan–May • Library Hours Teens: Like to read, but too busy to attend a book club? Check out our online version at scdlteens. wordpress.com. Thursdays • 6:30 pm •( Grades K–5: Based on the popular book series: Jan 3 ����� Spyology Feb 7 ���� Egyptology Mar 7 ���� Oceanology Apr 4 ����� Illusionology May 2 ���� Wizardology

Teen Art Club

Wednesdays • 3:30–5:00 pm •( Jan 9; Feb 13; Mar 13; Apr 10; May 8 Teens: Explore new techniques each month such as painting, graffiti, drawing, printmaking and more.

FEATURED EVENTS Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6

Feb 1–28 • Library Hours Teens: SCDL is looking for a voracious reader to curl up with a good book. Find love at the library this February and rate your blind date. Saturday, Feb 2 • 2:00–3:00 pm •( Grades K–5: Make your own glorious ‘stache as we celebrate the history of the mustache with food, games, and crafts.

Financial Series

Mondays • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Feb 4.... Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft with Jeff Forcina of Western & Southern Life. Apr 8..... Problem Spotting Before You Buy a Home with James Duck of Nationwide Insurance.

Teen Advisory Board Wednesdays • 5:00–6:00 pm •(

Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5

Feb 6; Mar 6; Apr 3; May 1 Teens: Plan, volunteer, make friends and more.

Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7

Journal Jar Writing Club

Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9 Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12 National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7 Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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Thursdays • 4:00 pm Feb 7, 21; Mar 7, 21; Apr 4, 18 Grades K–5: Learn the art of journal and poetry writing.

Skiing/Snowboarding 101

Saturday, Feb 9 • 10:00 am–Noon All Ages: Presented by the Timken Ski Club and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Mondays: Feb 11; Apr 8 • 6:00 pm •( Grades K–5: This hands–on program teaches teamwork and creative problem solving. Tuesday, Feb 12 • 3:30–4:30 pm •( Teens: Come celebrate Fat Tuesday with games, crafts and more.

All You Need Is … Chocolate!

Thursday, Feb 14 • 4:00–5:00 pm •( Family: Celebrate Valentine’s Day by learning about chocolate and making chocolate candies.

Beginning Genealogy

Wednesday, Feb 20 • 1:00–2:30 pm Adults: Learn what records are available and how to organize them to build your family tree.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Visit the Library

Thursday, Feb 28 • 3:30–4:30 pm Grades K–5: Celebrate the work of Mo Willems by joining us for an elephant, piggie and pigeon party.

College Funding and C.L.E.P. Testing Monday, Mar 11 • 6:00–7:30 pm •(

All Ages: Choosing a school, funding your education, reducing your costs, testing out of basic classes.

Gardening Series

Saturdays: Mar 16; Apr 13, 20 •( Seed Starting Mar 16 • 10:00 am Presented by Barb Huth and Dumont Seed Co. Raising Backyard Chickens Apr 13 • 11:00 am Presented by Christa Scarbrough of the Ohio Farm Bureau. Plant Diseases/Good Bugs–Bad Bugs Apr 20 • 10:00 am Presented by Dr. Voltz of the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster and Denise Ellsworth of OSU Extension Services.

Life Size Clue

Thursday, Mar 28 • 2:00–3:00 pm •( Teens: Who did it? Play a life–size version of America’s favorite “whodunit” board game.

Eggs–cellent Egg Decorating

Saturday, Mar 30 • 2:00–3:00 pm •( Family: Bring your own hard boiled egg to decorate then enjoy a story time and scavenger hunt.

Altered Book Art Journal

Thursdays: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 • 4:00–6:00 pm •( Teens: Up–cycle used books to create unique art journals with mixed media.

We’re Off to See the Wizard

Saturday, Apr 6 • 2:00–3:00 pm Grades K–5: Explore Oz and its beloved characters.

Adult Poetry Workshop

Saturday, Apr 27 • 10:00 am–Noon •( Adults: Presented by Regis McCafferty. Learn to write poetry. Bring your poetry samples for presentation and critique.

Make a Party Piñata

Monday, Apr 29 •6:00–7:30 pm All Ages: Get ready for Cinco de Mayo!

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DeHoff Memorial Branch

216 Hartford Avenue SE, Canton OH 44707 • 330.452.9014

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

Black History Quiz and Story Time

Saturday, Feb 2 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: How much do you know about Black History? Find out in this interactive program. Enjoy a special Black History Month story time after the quiz.

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Saturday, Feb 9 • 2:00–4:00 pm •( Grades K–5: Create a special gift for your favorite valentine.

Teen Guessing Contest

Tuesday, Feb 12 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Guess the amount of chocolate treats. Snapshot Day 2012... A Day in the Life of Your Library. Young customers sharing a few stories and smiles at the DeHoff Memorial Branch Library.

Who Wrote That?

Wednesday, Jan 9 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Test your wit and knowledge to determine if you are able to match each author with their respective literary project.

In the Loop Knitters

Mondays • 4:00–5:00 pm • Jan 14–Apr 29 Adults: Stay in the loop and share the latest knitting techniques with others. *No Jan 21 date

DeHoff Coupon Savings Club Wednesdays • 12:30–1:30 pm •

Jan 16–Apr 24 Adults: Share your passion for saving money with other shoppers. Bring coupons and swap them with others in the club.

Wii Games

Saturday, Jan 19 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Test your skills on our Nintendo Wii.

Stay on Track with Healthy Snacks Wednesday, Jan 23 • 4:00–5:00 pm •

Teens: Join us as we prepare fun, tasty treats for an after school snack. This is a healthy alternative to traditional junk food.

Super Saturday Matinee

Saturdays • 2:00–4:00 pm • Family: Enjoy a family friendly movie on the first Saturday of each month. Feb 2......Finding Forrester Mar 2......Music from the Heart Apr 6.......The Blind Side May 4......Akeelah and the Bee

SARTA Travel Training Class

Thursday, Feb 7 • 11:00 am–Noon • Adults: Learn about various services offered by the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority. A free thirty-one day bus pass will be offered to those who complete the class for the first time.

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Change Your Coffee, Change Your Life

Tuesday, Feb 12 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Adults: Join us for a relaxing evening of coffee and jazz. Enjoy free samples of coffee and learn how it can change your life.

Black History Trivia

Wednesday, Feb 13 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Test your knowledge of Black History.

Black History Month The Dred Scott Decision

Saturday, Feb 23 • 11:00 am–Noon • Family: Historian Paul Goebbel will present the life story of Dred Scott and his struggle for freedom through his Supreme Court case.

Black History Month A History of Canton’s Cherry Ave SE

Saturday, Feb 23 • 12:30–1:30 pm • Adults: Repository staff writer Charita Goshay will present a history of Canton’s Cherry Avenue. Guests are invited to share memories and photos.

Book Club for Adults

Tuesdays • 4:00–5:00 pm • Adults Feb 26 �� The Emancipation of Robert Sadler by Robert Sadler Mar 26 �� Yellow Crocus: A Novel by Laila Ibrahim Apr 23 ��� Loom by Shella Gillus

Facebook Photo Contest

Thursday, Feb 28 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize.

DeHoff Games for Teens

Wednesday, Mar 13 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Drop in and join the fun while playing classic Bingo and other board games.

St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Saturday, Mar 16 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Make a unique St. Patrick’s Day craft.

S tory Times

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

Preschool Story Times

Ages 3–5 years Fridays • 11:30 am–Noon • Jan 11, 25; Feb 1, 22; Mar 1, 22; Apr 12, 26

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Family Saturday, Apr 20 • 2:00–3:00 pm •( Celebrate with local celebrity Andrea Smith, Belden Elementary School principal. Earth Day Celebration will follow.

For Me, For You, For Later Story Time See page 5 for dates and times.

Easter Crafts

Saturday, Mar 30 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Join us for a special day of Easter stories. Create an Easter craft for the holiday.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Program

Tuesdays • Noon–2:00 pm • Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 Adults: Participate in an interactive program to help families learn about nutrition, meal planning, stretching food dollars and increasing physical activity. Food tastings and recipes will be provided.

DeHoff Games for Kids

Saturday, Apr 6 • 2:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Join us for two hours of fun as we present the “DeHoff Games.”

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, Apr 20 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Grades K–5: Learn about Earth Day and create a green craft.

Teen Book Café

Wednesday, Apr 24 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Invite your friends to have an exclusive look at the hottest new books for teens.

Mrs. Clare Martin Presents: Fashion Camp 102

Wednesday, May 15 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Ordinary fashion is transformed before your eyes into works of art.

FEATURED EVENTS

Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6 Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5 Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7 Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9 Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12 National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7 Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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E ast Canton Branch

224 North Wood Street, East Canton OH 44730 • 330.488.1501  = Registration requested. Please register online at www.starklibrary.org/eventscalendar or call your participating library.

S tory Times

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

Family Story Time

All Ages w/ caregiver Wednesdays • 10:30 am • Jan 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

Black History Month Story Time All Ages w/ caregiver Wednesday, Feb 13 • 10:30 am •

Poetry Story Time

All Ages w/ caregiver Wednesday, Apr 3 • 10:30 am •

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time Family Wednesday, Apr 17 • 10:30 am • Celebrate with local celebrity Janey Davis, portraying Amelia Bedelia.

For Me, For You, For Later Story Time See page 5 for dates and times.

Women Writer’s Circle Tuesdays • 11:00 am •

Jan 8–Apr 30 Adults: Everyone has a story to tell. Join us for discussions on how to bring your memories to life, to share and save, and create a family legacy.

Family Movie Night Tuesdays • 6:00 pm •

Family: Join us for a family friendly movie on the first Tuesday of every month. Feb 5......Madagascar 3 Mar 5......Brave Apr 2.......Ice Age: Continental Drift

Sweet Stuff: The Story of Chocolate Thursday, Feb 14 • 2:00 pm •

Adults: Does chocolate cause acne? Can you feed chocolate to your dog? Learn more about chocolate. Explore how it is made, tracing its roots to the Aztec and Mayan cultures. Sponsored by Anastasiades Exclusive Chocolates – includes chocolate samples.

Facebook Photo Contest Tuesday, Feb 19 • 3:30 pm •

Teens: Use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize.

East Canton March Madness

Tuesday, Mar 19 • Library Hours All Ages: Pick up your NCAA bracket for a chance to win a prize. Brackets must be turned in by tipoff of first game on March 19. One bracket per person.

Women’s Suffrage: A Celebration of Persistence Wednesday, Mar 20 • 2:00 pm • Adults: Celebrate Women’s History Month. Join McKinley Museum Curator Kim Kenney for a look back at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. Learn how the abolition movement sparked the fight for suffrage and how the 19th Amendment came to be.

National Poetry Month

Apr 1–30• Library Hours All Ages: Get poetic with the library’s magnetic poetry board. Rearrange our words to share your poetry or check out some great poetry books and share the words of others.

East Canton Branch Semi–Annual Book Sale

Apr 1–6 • Library Hours All Ages: Hardbacks 50¢; paperbacks 25¢; magazines 10¢; DVDs and CDs $1. Bring a bag and fill it for $1 on Saturday, April 6.

Altered Book Crafts

Monday, Apr 15 • 6:30 pm • Adults: Make purses, envelopes, and so much more from old books. Join us for a crafty evening reusing old books. We’ll provide the materials and instructions – all you need to bring is creativity.

After School Program

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 3:30–4:30 pm Jan 8–May 16 Teens: Join us after school for a fantastic time… crafts, game tournaments, homework help and much more. Programming subject to change based on unexpected school closings or room changes with the Foltz Community Center scheduling.

Book Discussion for Adults Tuesdays • 7:00 pm •

Jan 8 ����� Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Feb 12 �� Room by Emma Donoghue Mar 12 � The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks Apr 9 ����� Home Front by Kristin Hannah

FEATURED EVENTS Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6 Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5 Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7 Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9 Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12 National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7 Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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Jackson Township Branch

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

Book Club for Adults

Thursdays • 6:00–8:00 pm Jan 3 ����� Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison Feb 7 ���� Shanghai Girls by Lisa See Mar 7 ���� Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman Apr 4 ����� Drift by Rachel Maddow

Close Knit Group

Mondays • 6:30–8:00 pm •( Jan 7, 28; Feb 4, 18; Mar 4, 18; Apr 1, 15, 29 Adults: Join our knitting group and share your skills, learn some new tips, or trade knitting and handcraft secrets. All levels are welcome, beginners and experts.

Kids Crochet

Mondays • 6:30 pm Jan 7; Feb 4, 18; Mar 4, 18 •( Grades 3–6: Learn to crochet basic stitches and make gifts for yourself or someone special. Bring your crochet hook and we’ll provide the yarn.

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesdays • 6:30–7:30 pm Jan 8, 22; Feb 5, 26; Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23 Teens: Have something to say about your library? Want to earn community service credits? Plan teen programs, write a newsletter, take part in community service projects, create booklists for other teens and have fun.

ANNUAL MEETING – Jackson FOL Monday, Jan 14 • 6:00 pm •(

Adults: This meeting is open to FOL members and other people interested in helping the Jackson Township Branch Library. We will have a short business meeting. The program features the favorite recipes of the Jackson librarians.

Writing the Perfect Story

Tuesday, Jan 15 • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Teens: Local author Chris Lambert is back to share his tips and advice on how to write the perfect short story.

Beginning Genealogy

Monday, Jan 28 • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Adults: Learn the basics of genealogy research. Participants are encouraged to bring some family history to complete pedigree and family group sheets. A search using the 1940 census will be demonstrated. Learn the research tools available to you in the Genealogy department at our Main Library.

FAFSA

Thursday, Jan 31 • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Teens: Need financial aid for college? Learn to navigate the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Parents welcome.

Make It–Take It Valentine Bracelets

Feb 1–14 • Library Hours Teens: Make your own Valentine bracelet right here at the library. Choose red and pink beads and buttons to make a romantic bracelet that will catch everyone’s eye.

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Facebook Photo Contest

Tuesday, Feb 12 • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Teens: Use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize.

No School Game Day

Friday, Feb 15 • 1:00–3:00 pm •( Family: Spend your afternoon at the library playing board games. Challenge your friends to a game of Scrabble, Checkers, Connect Four, Jenga and much more.

What’s My Line?

Tuesday, Feb 19 • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Teens: Celebrate Black History Month playing What’s My Line – a 1950s TV classic. You can be either the “mystery contestant” or a member of the panel.

Dr. Seuss Celebration

Saturday, Mar 2 • 2:00–4:00 pm •( Grades Preschool–3: Join us for a fun afternoon of stories, crafts, games and music. Snacks and refreshments provided. This event is sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library.

Celebrate Pi Day

Thursday, Mar 14 • 2:00–4:00 pm •( Adults: Celebrate Pi day at our pie exchange. Participants are invited to bring a homemade pie to share along with the recipe and their best pie and crust making tips. Include your favorite apron and a “pie” story or two. Coffee and tea provided.

Aging in Place

Monday, Mar 18 • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Adults: Join Occupational Therapist Andi Michelson to learn how the elderly can live comfortably and safely in their own homes. Adaptive equipment for bathing, dressing and dining will be demonstrated.

Cognition and Brain Health

Monday, Mar 25 • 6:00–7:30 pm•( Adults: Learn practical and fun ways to enrich your brain. Research indicates brain health and stimulation can reduce the risk of dementia as well as slow its progression. Occupational Therapist, Andi Michelson, will discuss lifestyle and health–promoting behaviors in this presentation.

Spring Clean at the Library Mar 25–30 • Library Hours •(

Teens: Earn community service credit hours this Spring Break by cleaning up the library. We could sure use your help and you might even have some fun while you’re at it.

Poem in Your Pocket Day Apr 1–18 • Library Hours •(

Grades K–5: Bring a favorite poem or write a poem of your own to add to our poetry pockets and receive a special treat. Visit us on Thursday, April 18, National Poem in your Pocket Day, and “pick our poetry pockets” for a poem to keep.

S tory Times

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

Toddler Story Times

Age 2 years w/ caregiver Tuesdays • 10:00 am •( Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 12, 19, 26; Apr 2

Baby Story Times

Ages newborn–23 months w/ caregiver Tuesdays • 11:00 am •( Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 12, 19, 26; Apr 2

Preschool Story Times

Ages 3–5 years Wednesdays• 10:00 am •( Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 13, 20, 27; Apr 3

Black History Month Story Time

Family Wednesday, Feb 20 • 10:00–10:30 am •(

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Family Monday, Apr 15 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Celebrate with local celebrity Amy Slikkerveer– Sullivan, Jackson High School Band teacher.

Newspaper Headline Poetry

Apr 1–30 • Library Hours Teens: Celebrate National Poetry Month by cutting headlines out of old newspapers to create a poem.

Getting to Know Cuyahoga Valley National Park Monday, Apr 8 • 6:00–7:30 pm •(

Adults: A representative from The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be on hand to help you plan a visit this spring and summer or any time of the year. Learn about family activities, outdoor adventures, arts and culture, local foods, train rides, hiking, biking and more.

Poetry Night

Monday, Apr 22 • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Adults: Take part in open mic poetry readings as we welcome Marie Cox, published poet, essayist and Associate Professor of English at Stark State College, for an evening of poetry reading, sharing and constructive feedback.

FEATURED EVENTS

Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6 Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5 Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7 Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9 Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12 National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7 Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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L ake Community Branch

11955 Market Avenue N, Uniontown OH 44685 • 330.877.9975

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

S tory Times

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

Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–23 months w/ caregiver Tuesdays • 11:15 am–Noon • Jan 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 12, 19, 26; Apr 2

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2–3 years w/ caregiver Wednesdays • 11:00–11:30 am •( Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 13, 20, 27; Apr 3 or Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am •( Jan 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 14, 21, 28; Apr 4

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3½–5 years Wednesdays • 10:00–10:30 am •( Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 13, 20, 27; Apr 3 or Thursdays • 10:00–10:30 am •( Jan 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 14, 21, 28; Apr 4

Pajama Story Time

Ages 2–5 years w/ caregiver Mondays • 7:00–7:30 pm • Jan 28; Feb 25; Mar 25; Apr 29

Black History Story Times

Wednesday, Feb 20 10:00 am • Ages 3½–5 years 11:00 am • Ages 2–3 years w/ caregiver Thursday, Feb 21 10:00 am • Ages 3½–5 years 11:00 am • Ages 2–3 years w/ caregiver

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Family Tuesday, Apr 16 • 6:30–7:00 pm • Celebrate with local celebrity Firefighter Ryan from the Jackson Township Fire Department.

Ramen Club

Fridays • 3:00–5:00 pm Jan 4; Feb 8; Mar 22; Apr 19 Teens: Explore Japanese culture while watching anime.

Knitty Gritters Knitting Club

Mondays • 11:00 am–1:00 pm Jan 7, 28; Feb 4, 18; Mar 4, 18; Apr 1, 15; May 6, 20 Adults: Bring your current knitting project, see what others are knitting and stay in the loop.

Mystery Book Club

Tuesdays • 2:00–3:00 pm •( Adults: Moderator Joe Sourini. Jan 8 ����� The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva Feb 5 ���� You Don’t Want to Know by Lisa Jackson Mar 5 ���� Shadow Woman by Linda Howard Apr 2 ����� Mad River by John Sandford May 7 ���� The Panther by Nelson DeMille

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesdays • 2:30–3:30 pm Jan 8; Feb 19; Mar 26; Apr 30 Teens: Make your opinions known.

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Computer Tutors

Tuesdays • 9:00–11:00 am Jan 8–Feb 12 and Apr 2–May 7 Adults: Friends of the Library volunteers will answer your computer–related questions.

Pottermore

Friday, Jan 18 • 4:00–5:30 pm •( Grades 3–5: Join a guided tour of Pottermore, a website where Harry Potter fans can practice spells, make potions, compete for the House Cup and read the books online (Children under 13 must sign up using parent’s email prior to program.)

“Booked on Tuesdays” Book Club Tuesday • 6:00–7:30 pm •

Adults Jan 22 �� The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Feb 26 �� Chocolat by Joanne Harris Mar 26 �� Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach Apr 23 ��� Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Wash the Winter Blues Away

Wednesday, Jan 23 • 2:30–4:00 pm Teens: Make your own soap and wash those blues away.

Magic Tree House Book Club Saturdays • 3:00–4:00 pm •(

Grades K–3: Journey through time and explore the world with Jack and Annie. Join us for activities, games, and fun. Jan 26….Winter of the Ice Wizard Apr 20….Dinosaurs Before Dark

Author Pamela King Cable

Tuesday, Jan 29 • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Adults: Pamela King Cable was born a coal miner’s granddaughter and raised by storytellers. She will discuss and sign her debut novel, Televenge.

Explore History with an American Girl Saturday, Feb 9 • 3:00–4:00 pm •(

Grades 2–5: Step into the world of Cécile Rey and her friend Marie–Grace. Learn about life in 1850s New Orleans. Play games, make a craft, and sample food from that period.

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Tuesday, Feb 12 • 6:30–7:30 pm •(

Adults: Do you love chocolate? Sally Valenti of Dove Chocolates will present a program on everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate and provide delicious treats.

Tell Me About It! Book Club

Wednesdays: Feb 13; Apr 10• 2:30–3:30 pm Teens: Talk about your favorite books and read some new ones.

Valentine’s Day Craft

Thursday, Feb 14 • 2:30–4:00 pm •( Teens: Make a gift for yourself or sweetie.

Foundations of Investing and Social Security Tuesday, Feb 19 • 6:00–7:30 pm •

Adults: Financial advisor Nate Hershman will talk about investing and answer your questions about Social Security.

Facebook Photo Contest

Monday, Mar 4 • 2:30–4:00 pm Teens: Use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize.

WeJoySing

Wednesday, Mar 6 • 11:00–11:30 am •( Ages 2–6: Enjoy the hands–on experience of using play–filled music and movement.

Seussapalooza!

Saturday, Mar 9 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Family: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with interactive storytelling, magic, puppets and more from Abrakidazzle.

Garden Guardians

Thursday, Apr 4 • 2:30–4:00 pm •( Teens: Even garden gloves have secret identities. Make a glove into a Plant Protector.

Author Gail Ghetia Bellamy

Tuesday, Apr 9 • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Adults: Gail is a Certified Culinary Professional with a Ph.D in creative writing. An accomplished author and poet, she is the author of the book Victual Reality: Food Poems.

Battle of the Brains

Thursday, Apr 11 • 3:00–4:30 pm Teens: It’s time to root for your favorite librarian or National Honor Society Member as they meet again in a head–to–head knowledge smackdown.

Haiku U

Wednesday, Apr 17 • Library Hours Teens: In celebration of National Haiku day, stop by and write one, then enter your finished product in our Poetry Contest.

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Apr 22–27 • Library Hours Grades K–5: Drop by the library this week for a different poetry activity every day.

Embrace Your Inner Child

Monday, Apr 22 • 2:30–4:30 pm •( Teens: Celebrate Kindergarten Day by treating yourself to a story, coloring, crafts and everyone’s favorite, snack time.

6th Annual Plant Swap

Saturday, May 4 • 10:00 am–Noon Adults: Need to thin out your garden? Trade for new and unique plants for free. Plants should be healthy.

Mother’s Day Tea

Tuesday, May 7 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Adults: Learn how to host a proper tea and celebrate Mom and all she does.

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Madge Youtz Branch

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

Wednesdays • 11:30 am–12:30 pm • Jan 16; Feb 20; Mar 20; Apr 17; May 15 Adults: Enjoy titles and genres you choose along with a little me time.

Fusion Open Play

Thursday, Jan 10 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Join in the fun and games with Wii.

Facebook Photo Contest

Wednesdays • 11:00 am–Noon • Adults: Moderator Joe Sourini Jan 9 ����� Creole Belle by James Lee Burke Feb 13 �� The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva Mar 13 � You Don’t Want To Know by Lisa Jackson Apr 10 ��� Shadow Woman by Linda Howard May 8 ���� Mad River by John Sanford Alternative: Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Toddler/Preschool Story Times

Ages 2–5 years w/ caregiver Tuesdays • 10:30–11:00 am • Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr 9, 23, 30

Black History Month Story Time

The Emancipation Proclamation

Family Tuesday, Apr 16 • 10:00–10:30 am Celebrate with local celebrity Julie Sparks, Associate Director of the J. R. Coleman Center.

Saturday, Feb 2 • 2:00–3:00 pm All Ages: Celebrate Black History Month. Historian Paul Goebbel makes history come alive as he recounts the origin of and controversy surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation in the guise of a newspaper reporter of the time.

NeedlePoints

Mystery Book Club

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

Thursday, Jan 24 • 4:00–5:30 pm • Teens: Use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize. Family and friends helped former Library Trustee Herb Fisher celebrate his 90th birthday by donating funds to the library. Fisher’s interests in immigration, the environment and equal rights were represented in the reference books purchased in his honor.

Mondays • Noon–1:30 pm Jan 7; Feb 4; Mar 4; Apr 1; May 6 Adults: Discover the art of needlework. Learn how to knit and/or crochet different patterns while discussing the topics of the day.

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Valentine Story with Art

Monday, Feb 11 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Grades 1–6: Enjoy a story about Valentine’s Day and create a work of art.

Sweets for the Sweet

Thursday, Feb 14 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Decorate heart–shaped cookies for yourself or for your sweetheart.

St. Patrick’s Day Story and Craft Thursday, Mar 14 • 3:00–4:00 pm •

Grades 1–6: Get into the green with a story and craft celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

PUPS and PAGES

Grades K–5: Licensed therapy dogs will listen to you read. Handler and dog names are noted.  = Please register at each participating location.

@PERRY SIPPO SATURDAYS • 10:30 AM Jan 12: Jada (Mixed Breed) and Gus (Golden Retriever) and Emma (German Shepherd) Feb 23: Jada (Mixed Breed) and Emma (German Shepherd) Mar 16: Jada (Mixed Breed) and Emma (German Shepherd) @LAKE COMMUNITY SATURDAY, MAR 2 • 10:30 AM Apache (Golden Retriever) Smokey (Shetland Sheepdog)

Ages 2–5 years w/caregiver Tuesday, Feb 12 • 10:30–11:00 am •

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Hawaiian Luau Party

Thursday, Mar 21 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Can’t get away for Spring Break? Then come to our island party, instead.

Introduction to 20th Century Abstract Art and Artists Wednesday, Mar 27 • 11:00 am–Noon •

Adults: Go on a virtual museum tour as Patti Wollenberg explains who and what to look for in this art genre.

Poetry Café

Monday, Apr 8 • 2:00–3:00 pm Adults: Share your poetry and get ready for the “Main” presentation at the Poetry Café.

April Flowers

Thursday, Apr 11 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Paint and decorate a container and plant flowers for your own garden.

Cinco De Mayo

Thursday, May 2 • 4:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Celebrate this Mexican holiday. Experience Mexican cuisine and dance a Mexican Hat Dance.

FEATURED EVENTS Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6 Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5 Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7

@NORTH BRANCH

SATURDAY, MAR 9 • 10:30 AM

@SANDY VALLEY

SATURDAY, MAR 16 • 10:30 AM

Apache (Golden Retriever) and Gus (Golden Retriever)

Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12

@EAST CANTON

SATURDAY, MAY 4 • 10:30 AM

National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7

Apache (Golden Retriever) and Emma (German Shepherd)

Apache (Golden Retriever) and Emma (German Shepherd)

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Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9

Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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North Branch

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

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Tuesdays • 6:00–6:30 pm • Jan 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19; Mar 5, 12, 19

Thursdays • 6:00–7:45 pm • Jan 3–Apr 25 Grades 1–6: Whether you are just a beginner or have been playing awhile, join us for an evening of chess. Boards are provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

Whatever Wednesdays

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

Family Story Time

Ages 2–5 years w/caregiver Wednesdays • 10:00–10:30 am • Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20

Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–24 months w/caregiver Wednesdays • 11:00–11:30 am • Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20; Mar 6, 13, 20

Teddy Bear Sweetheart Sleepover

Grades Preschool–2 Tuesday, Feb 12 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Bring a stuffed animal to story time. Read together, tuck 'em in then pick up the next day.

Black History Month Story Time

Family Wednesday, Feb 27 • 10:00–10:30 am •

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Family Wednesday, Apr 17 • 10:00–10:30 am • Celebrate with local celebrity Mike Gallina, Director of Outreach and Organizational Development for Aultcare.

Poetry Story Time

Family Wednesday, Apr 24 • 10:00–10:30 am • Visit with Mother Goose as she reads classic stories and poems.

Online Writers Group

Adults: Are you working on a novel? Want to start writing your memoirs? Do you create poems in your spare time? Share your work with other amateur writers and offer critiques and support to others. For more information, including how to join, email Shelia at north@starklibrary.org.

FEATURED EVENTS Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6 Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5 Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7 Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9 Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12 National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7 Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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Children’s Chess Club

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Wednesdays • 3:30–4:30 pm Jan 16–May 22 Teens: After school fun, snacks, games or crafts.

Harry Sci–Fi Club

Mondays • 6:30 pm All Ages: Find information at www.harrysf.org Jan 21.....Discussion of fall movies and television shows (Branchclosedforholiday:locationtobe determined) Feb 18....Among Others by Jo Walton Mar 18...Embassytown by China Mieville Apr 15.....Firebird by Jack McDevitt May 20 � Mechanique: A Tale of Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine

Krazy Teen Art Kart

Monday–Fridays • 3:30–4:30 pm Jan 22–May 24 Teens: Stuck in the library after school? The teen mobile art cart will be available after school for those who want to explore their creative side, have a group project or are just bored. Ask at the desk.

Valentines–a–Go–Go

Feb 1–14 • Library hours Teens: Drop in and craft a special greeting for your valentine. Sweet materials provided.

Classic Lit Book Club

Wednesdays • 6:30 pm Adults Feb 6 ���� Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak Mar 6 ���� Candide by Voltaire Apr 3 ����� Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Facebook Photo Contest

Thursday, Feb 7 • 4:30–6:00 pm •( Teens: Use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize.

Puttin’ on the Green: Irish Limerick Contest

Mar 1–15 • Library Hours Teens: Write a limerick about St. Patrick’s Day or the wearin’ o’ the green and we’ll display the best o’ the bunch.

Read Across America Day

Saturday, Mar 2 • 3:00–4:00 pm •( Teens: Celebrate Read Across America Day. Bring your friends and snack and chat about what you like to read. Make a selection from the newest teen books, magazines and comic books.

Kids learn about spending, saving and sharing in special story times sponsored by the PNC Foundation. For Me, For You, For Later helps children begin the steps to financial literacy. See page 5 for these special story times.

Scrapbooking

Thursday, Mar 7 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Adults: Learn tips and tricks to great scrapbooking. Bring photos you’d like scrapbooked, and we’ll provide the supplies to make a perfect page.

Always After Me Lucky Charms

Mar 11–18 • Library Hours Grades K–5: Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day all week at the library with a green make it–take it craft of a lucky charm bracelet or bookmark.

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Saturday, Apr 13 • 3:00–4:00 pm •( Teens: Are you sick of the April showers? Are your feet wet? Stop in to socialize with other teens and fit yourself with some duct tape boots. Not afraid of the soggy weather? Make some duct tape flip flops and dare the rain.

Writers Group

Thursday, Apr 18 • 5:00–7:45 pm • Adults: Whether or not you participate in the Online Writers Group, join us at this meeting to share what you’re writing and listen to others.

Aging in Place

Monday, Apr 22 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Adults: Join Occupational Therapist Andi Michelson to learn how the elderly can live comfortably and safely in their own homes. Adaptive equipment for bathing, dressing and dining will be demonstrated.

Magnetic Poetry

Saturday, Apr 27• 3:00–4:00 pm •( Teens: Explore your imaginative side. Write your own verses and turn them into magnetic poetry.

Keep Calm and Love Mom

May 1–11 • Library Hours Teens: Say “I love you, Mom” with a simple Mother’s Day craft.

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Perry Sippo Branch

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

Thursdays • 6:00–7:00 pm Adults: Books available at Circulation Desk. Jan 3 ����� The Innocent by David Baldacci Feb 7 ���� A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Mar 7 ���� Roses by Leila Meacham Apr 4 ����� Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn May 2 ���� Now You See Her by James Patterson

From Book to Big Screen Brown Bag Book Discussion

Adults: Bring your lunch and join us two Tuesdays a month to discuss the differences and similarities between some of today’s best books that have made it to the big screen. Books available at the Circulation Desk. View Movie Tuesdays • 11:00 am–1:00 pm Jan 8 ����� I Am Number Four Feb 12 �� Lovely Bones Mar 12 � The Town Apr 9 ����� Flipped May 14 � Into the Wild Book/Movie Discussion Tuesdays • Noon–1:00 pm Jan 15 �� I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Feb 19 �� Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Mar 19 � The Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan Apr 16 ��� Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen May 21 � Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Genealogy: Using the Federal Census Effectively Wednesday, Jan 9 • 6:00–7:30 pm •

Adults: Learn what questions the census has asked over the years and what answers you can infer from questions that were never asked.

Facebook Photo Contest

Wednesday, Jan 16 • 4:00–5:30 pm • Teens: Use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize.

Beat the Winter Blahs Movie Night Friday, Jan 18 • 6:00–9:00 pm •

All Ages: Bring blankets to sit on, cozy up and watch Dolphin Tale while you stay out of the cold. There will also be stories, crafts and critters in partnership with Stark Parks.

Kindergarten Ready or Not

Thursday, Jan 24 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Adults and incoming Kindergarten students: Join area principals and other school officials for questions, answers, and recommendations of materials. While you learn, your child will be entertained with stories, songs, and crafts.

The Underground Railroad

Thursday, Feb 14 • 6:00–7:30 pm • Adults: Historical presenter, Paul Goebbel will share the exciting story of brave men and women who risked their personal finances and freedom to help an enslaved race.

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Totally Teen Book to Screen

Monday, Feb 18 • 3:00–5:00 pm • Teens: Have you read I Am Number Four? What’s better: the movie or the book? Read the book, then watch the movie (Rated PG–13) with us, and tell us what you think. Books will be available to borrow at the desk two weeks before the movie.

Science Saturdays at Sippo Saturdays • 2:00–3:00 pm •

Mar 2; Apr 13; May 4 Grades K–5: Join us as we create slime, explore acids and bases and make milk explode.

Teen Tech Week

Mar 10–16 • Library Hours Teens: Check in at your Library. Celebrate TTW by visiting the teen department for some crafty creations.

Letters from a Civil War Soldier

Wednesday, Mar 13 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Adults: Join us to see and hear about a collection of letters written by a Civil War soldier to his wife at home. Hear him describe the everyday life of a soldier during battles and the problems they faced and how they coped.

Ballroom Dancing at the Library

Thursdays • 6:30–7:30 pm • Mar 14, 21, 28; Apr 11 Adults: Join us for beginner ballroom dance classes in cha cha, swing (jitterbug), rumba, and waltz. No previous dance experience is necessary; singles and couples are welcome.

Book and Bake Sale

Saturday, Mar 16 • 9:00 am–2:00 pm All Ages: Great deals and treats. Sponsored by the Perry Sippo Friends of the Library.

Aging in Place

Tuesday, Mar 26 •10:00–11:30 am • Adults: Join Occupational Therapist Andi Michelson to learn how the elderly can live comfortably and safely in their own homes. Adaptive equipment for bathing, dressing and dining will be demonstrated.

Cognition and Brain Health

Tuesday, Apr 2 •10:00–11:30 am • Adults: Brain health can be positively impacted by lifestyle. Learn practical and fun ideas for creating an enriching environment for your brain. Presented by Occupational Therapist, Andi Michelson.

Blackout Poetry

Monday, Apr 8 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Teens: What do you get with newspapers and black crayons? Blackout Poetry. Come on in and make your own.

Poetry Party

Monday, Apr 15 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Adults: Join us for an inspirational introduction to writing your own poems.

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

Baby Story Time

Ages newborn–23 months w/caregiver Mondays • 10:00–10:30 am • Jan 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 or Wednesdays • 10:00–10:30 am ��� Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2–3 years w/caregiver Mondays • 11:00–11:30 am • Jan 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 or Wednesdays • 11:00–11:30 am • Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

Preschool Story Time

Ages 4–5 years w/caregiver Thursdays • 11:30–Noon or 2:00–2:30 pm • Jan 31; Feb 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21

Black History Month Story Time Ages 4–5 years w/caregiver Thursday, Feb 7 11:30 am–Noon or 2:00–2:30 pm •

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Family Thursday, Apr 25 • 2:00–2:30 pm • Celebrate with local celebrity, The Honorable Kathy Catazaro–Perry, Perry High School grad and Mayor of Massillon.

For Me, For You, For Later Story Time See page 5 for dates and times.

Is Your House Overweight?

Thursday, Apr 18 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Adults: Local author Sharon Kreighbaum shares tips and tricks on the best ways to declutter, organize, design and clean your house. Books will be available for purchase.

Teen Art Class

Monday, Apr 22 • 6:00–7:00 pm • Teens: Join us for a special Art Class with Perry High School Art teacher, Susan Rusu.

Book Bingo Blowout

Thursday, Apr 25 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Adults: Literary book bingo. Get bingo and win a book.

FEATURED EVENTS Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6 Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5 Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7 Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9 Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12 National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7 Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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Plain Community Branch

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

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

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Ages newborn–3 years w/ caregiver Wednesdays • 10:30–11:00 am • Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, 20; Mar 6, 13, 20; Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3–5 years Tuesdays • 10:30–11:15 am • Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr 9, 16, 23, 30

Family Story Time

Mondays • 7:00–7:30 pm • Jan 28; Feb 4, 11; Mar 4, 11, 18; Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Black History Month Story Time Family Monday, Feb 18 • 7:00–7:30 pm•

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Disney Seminar

Tuesdays: Jan 15; Apr 9; May 14• 6:00–7:00 pm or Mondays: Feb 11; Mar 4• 6:00–7:00 pm Adults: Planning a trip to Disney World? Select a day to attend this seminar, where Michele Boggs from Creating Magical Moments will answer questions such as: When is the best time to go? Where should we stay? What parks should we visit?

Thursday Mystery Book Club

Thursdays • 5:00–6:00 pm Adults Jan 17…Behind the Lines by W. E. B. Griffin Feb 21…Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline Mar 21…Chiefs (Will Lee Mystery series #1) by Stuart Woods Apr 18…Blood of the Prodigal (Ohio Amish Mystery series #1) by Paul Gaus May 16…Vanish (Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles Mystery series #5) by Tess Gerritsen

Family Saturday, Mar 2 • 10:00 am • Celebrate with local celebrity, Beth Kline, Frazer Elementary Principal.

The Anime Army

For Me, For You, For Later Story Time

Chocolate Party

See page 5 for dates and times.

Facebook Photo Contest

Wednesday, Jan 9 • 2:30–4:00 pm • Teens: Use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize.

Strategies for Paying for College

Saturdays • 11:00 am–Noon Jan 12; Feb 9; Mar 9; Apr 13 Adults: If higher education is on the horizon for your family, attending one of these programs will help you evaluate education goals, projected costs and alternatives available for funding. Presented by Charter One Bank.

FEATURED EVENTS Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6 Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5 Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7 Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9 Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12 National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7 Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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Wednesdays • 2:30–4:00 pm Jan 23; Feb 27; Mar 20; Apr 24; May 22 Teens: Join us and enjoy all things anime. Saturday, Feb 9 • 10:00–11:00 am • Grades K–5: Sign up to indulge in games, chocolate and trivia just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Mardi Gras

Tuesday, Feb 12 • 2:30–3:30 pm Teens: New Orleans comes to the library in an afternoon of jazz, crafts and king cake.

Who’s Got the Hottest Wheels in Town? Saturday, Mar 9 • 2:00–3:00 pm •

Family: Ready…Set…GO! Create your own ramps, race tracks and hot rods. Bring your own Hot Wheels to test them out.

Patrick Hartory: Your Ageless Mind Monday, Mar 11 • 6:00–7:00 pm

Adults: At this Brain Fitness program, you will learn how to: improve your natural ability to remember names and details; discover super brain foods that help slow mental aging; get easy–to–use tips to keep your mind healthy and strong. A discussion of Your Ageless Mind, opportunities for questions and a book signing session are included.

Teen Advisory Board: Community Service Party

Saturday, Mar 16 • 2:30–3:30 pm Teens: Do you need community service hours for school? Join us for an afternoon of pizza while we complete a community service project.

Families spend time together at the library finding books, doing homework and discovering the world.

Spring Greeting Cards

Monday, Mar 25 • 6:00–7:00 pm Adults: Make homemade greeting cards; bring any special scissors or supplies. Limited supplies will also be available.

Create Clay Feet

Wednesday, Mar 27 • 6:30–7:30 pm • Grades K–5: The Massillon Museum introduces us to cryptozoology, the study of animals who are considered extinct, or whose existence has never been proven. Program limited to 25 participants.

Poem in Your Pocket

Apr 1–30 • Library Hours Adults: Visit our Take–A–Poem, Leave–A–Poem display any time in April. Take and share a pocket– sized poem, we’ll display any original or favorite poems you’d like to leave.

52 Things About Me

Tuesday, Apr 16 • 2:30–3:30 pm Teens: Create a visual poetry craft using a re-purposed deck of cards.

Elephant and Piggie Day

Saturday, Apr 20 • 2:00–3:00 pm • Family: Enjoy games, stories and crafts with some of author and illustrator Mo Willems’ beloved characters.

Kids Night Out: Microwaveable Snacks Wednesday, Apr 24 • 6:30–7:30 pm •

Grades K–5: Ready to practice your math and literacy skills in the kitchen? Learn how to whip up some quick and tasty treats using the microwave.

Soar Into Spring

Saturday, Apr 27• 11:00 am–1:00 pm • Family: Join us to celebrate the start of lighter, longer days at our big, bright balloon festival. Balloon crafts, treats and activities will sweep you up, up and away into spring.

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Sandy Valley Branch

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Book Club for Adults

Wednesday Afternoon Book Club Wednesdays • 4:00–4:45 pm •(

Mondays • 6:00–7:00 pm Jan 14 ��� George Washington Carver by Sam Wellman Feb 11 �� Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly Mar 11 � All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot Apr 8 ����� The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath May 13 � Black Like Me by John Griffin

Feb 20; Mar 13; Apr 24 Grades 3–5: Choose books to read, and talk about. Fun games and refreshments, too.

Facebook Photo Contest

In Stitches: Knitting for Adults

Mondays • 6:00–8:00 pm Jan 28; Feb 18, 25; Mar 18; Apr 15, 29; May 6 Adults: Love to knit or want to learn? Bring your supplies and join us. Crocheters are welcome, too.

Volunteens

Tuesdays • 2:30–4:00 pm Jan 8; Feb 5; Mar 5; Apr 9; May 14 Teens: Plan, eat, advise, serve. Plan community service projects and programs for your library. Make new friends and earn valuable service credit for college.

Creative Teens Club

Tuesdays • 2:30–4:00 pm Jan 29; Feb 19; Mar 12; Apr 23; May 7 Teens: Join our fun group as we go crazy with crafts; a different project each month.

Game Day

Tuesdays • 2:30–4:30 pm Jan 15; Feb 12; Mar 26; Apr 16 Teens: Dive into our Wii and PS2 game collection with your best buds.

Valentine Hearts

Monday, Feb 4 • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Adults: Make these ‘sweet’ heart–shaped treat baskets for those you love. They are quick and easy, so make one or make a bunch.

Valentine Stories and Crafts

Saturday, Feb 9 • 1:00–3:00 pm Grades K–5: Enjoy holiday stories and create a special craft to take home.

Tuesday, Feb 26 • 2:30–4:00 pm •( Teens: Use the library's Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, then vote on the best pics on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize.

FAFSA

Tuesday, Feb 26 • 5:30–7:30 pm •( Teens/Adults: Need financial aid for college? Learn to navigate the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Class size is limited to 15 so sign up early.

Pysanky

Monday, Mar 4 • 6:00–8:00 pm •( Adults: Get ready for Easter. Please bring at least 3 blown out eggs to decorate. Instructions for how to blow out eggs are available at the desk or online.

Eggs–Treme Eggs–Travaganza Tuesday, Mar 12 • 2:30–4:30 pm •(

Teens: Create egg decorations using Pysanky and other methods. Program will end with an egg hunt. We provide the eggs; you have the fun.

Technology Rocks

Tuesday, Mar 19 • 2:30–4:00 pm •( Teens: Want to wow your friends? Come to our class and learn some of the newest technology for teens. Class size is limited to 15 so sign up early.

Party with Poetry

Monday, Mar 25 • 1:00–3:00 pm Teens: Plan to participate in our poetry palooza when we proclaim poetry month. Poems may be persnickety, playful, or perturbing.

AUDITION NOTICE

S tory Times

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

Toddler Story Time

Ages 18 months–3 years w/caregiver Wednesdays • 10:30–11:00 am •( Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 27

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3½–5 years Thursdays • 10:30–11:15 am •( Jan 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 28

Black History Month Story Time Ages 3½–5 years Thursday, Feb 21 • 10:30–11:15 am •(

National Library Week Celebrity Story Time

Monday, Apr 15 • 6:30 pm •( Celebrate with local celebrity, Jessica Herstine, Miss Canal Days.

For Me, For You, For Later Story Time See page 5 for dates and times.

Poetry in a Jar

Monday, Mar 25 • 6:30–7:30 pm •( Adults: Get ready for the library’s poetry contest. Attendees gets their own poetry kit to take home.

Poetry in the Wild

Tuesday, Mar 26 • 5:00–6:00 pm •( Grades 1–5: Listen to hilarious animal poems and then create your own poem. Your poem can be entered into Stark County District Library’s annual poetry contest.

Spring Wreath

Monday, Apr 1 • 6:00–8:00 pm •( Adults: Bring on spring with a grapevine wreath.

Gettysburg and the American Civil War

Monday, May 13 • 6:00–7:30 pm •( Teens/Adults: Chris Craft, speaker from the Massillon Museum, will host an interactive presentation about the battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War.

Plant Swap

The Stark County District Library Little Theatre Troupe Presents

Monday, May 20 • 6:30–7:30 pm Adults: Bring your healthy plants to swap with other gardeners. Held indoors, come rain or shine.

for children ages 5–13

FEATURED EVENTS

"Through Another Looking Glass" Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm Held in the Arts in Stark Education Center Located at 1014 Cleveland NW, Canton

Read–through: Saturday, January 26 Rehearsals begin: January 29 Performances: March 15 & 22 (6:30 pm) and March 16 & 23 (2:00 pm)

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Annual Poetry Contest...............................Pg. 6 Black History Month Celebrations..........Pg. 5 Community Health Fair..............................Pg. 7 Facebook Photo Contest..........................Pg. 6 Job Fair, Workshop and Classes.............Pg. 9 Listen at the Library.................................Pg. 12

For more information, please contact Carol Ann Carmack at 330.458.3165

National Library Week Events..................Pg. 7

Visit us online at www.StarkLibrary.org/LittleTheatreTroupe

Pups and Pages.......................................Pg. 15

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