Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? Your library is also a great resource for online research of all kinds, from homework help to Chilton’s auto repair manuals. And, there are two new databases: Credo Reference, an easy to use tool for research projects and homework that searches encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and much more, and LawDepot, which provides access to thousands of legal forms. You can create legal documents and view and edit them anywhere, anytime. From scholarly resources like Academic Search Premier, to job search resources like Job and Career Accelerator, you have many options for locating the crucial information you need through your library. All you need is your computer and your library card. Here's a link to the full list of online resources available at Stark County District Library.
Stark County District Library also presents numerous informative, inspiring, and entertaining programs for all ages. This week’s schedule includes Thanksgiving Stories, plenty of great things for Teens and Kids to do while school’s out, the Gingerbread House Contest, and much more.
As always, each program listed here is linked to the Stark County District Library Events calendar, where you'll get more information about the program (such as the time the event is offered), and have the opportunity to register online or by phone to attend.
Chef Candace Brown returns to DeHoff Memorial Branch to present Cooking Without Fire on Tuesday, November 20. She’ll demonstrate how to prepare delicious, healthy meals in a hands-on cooking program.
Kids grades K-5 can get into the Thanksgiving spirit at Madge Youtz Branch on Tuesday, November 20 at a special story time featuring Thanksgiving Stories.
Teens can get out of the house prior to- and after the holiday this week with several on-going programs. After School Fun meets on Tuesday, November 20 at East Canton Branch. Enjoy crafts, games, get homework help, and spend time with friends. For North Branch area teens, there’s Whatever Wednesdays, which meets this week on November 21 for fun, snacks, games, and crafts. Japanime’niacs meets at Main Library on Wednesday as well, for an afternoon of anime and cool Japanese culture. Teens can decompress from Thanksgiving and Black Friday with Steampunk Saturdays, on November 24 at Perry Sippo Branch. Create awesome steampunk inspired crafts while watching steampunk movies. This Saturday’s movie is 9 (rated PG-13).
Kids can enjoy a number of fun programs this weekend, including Creative Crafts, on Saturday, November 24 at DeHoff Memorial Branch. Grades K-5 will create a work of art using yarn and the most important ingredient in any craft project: imagination. Madge Youtz Branch hosts Pups and Pages on Saturday the 24th, also for grades K-5. Read your favorite stories to licensed therapy dogs. Additionally, it will be Old School Game Day at a program called Saturday’s at Main…for Kids, so stop by on the 24th and have some fun with us.
All ages are invited to participate in our annual gingerbread competition, which starts on Monday, November 26 and runs until December 4 at Main Library. Create a work of confectionary and architectural art in the Gingerbread House Contest. You can download entry forms online, or pick one up at any SCDL location. Winners will be announced on Thursday, December 6 at Light Up Downtown.
Adults can enjoy a Christmas Craft at Sandy Valley Branch on Monday, November 26. Make a festive holiday banner to add to your Christmas decorations. Seating is limited, so call to register, or register online.
It’s the 50th Anniversary of North Branch! Coming up on Wednesday November 28 we’ll be celebrating with a special Birthday Story Time for families, a cool anniversary craft for teens, and a time capsule to leave for future generations of North Branch patrons.
Before the big celebration, you can find great bargain books of all kinds at the North Branch Fall Book Sale, which starts Monday, November 26 and goes through Saturday, December 1. Books are 3 for just 50 cents!
There are many other excellent events planned at a branch of the Stark County District Library near you, including children's story times, book groups for adults, computer classes, classes that will assist you with your eReader, programs for teens, and much more. For a full listing of events and programs, check www.StarkLibrary.org/eventscalendar and find something that enriches and inspires you today.