Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? The library provides free access to eBooks, audio books, music, and video through the Ohio eBook Project. Browse and search hundreds of popular titles and download them to computers, transfer them to portable tablets and devices, and enjoy them anywhere, any time. Find out more at the library’s eBooks and eAudio information page. This week’s schedule includes the 5th Annual Antiques Appraisal Show, a visit from author Pamela King Cable, great after school programs for teens, and 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.
Teens can get creative with digital photography at Teen Tech Week Facebook Photo Contest, at Main Library on Tuesday, January 22 and on Thursday, January 24 at Madge Youtz Branch. They’ll get to use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots. They can vote on the best photos on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize. Here’s a link to the other upcoming Teen Tech week Facebook Photo Contests at the library.
There are several other great after school programs for teens at SCDL this week. East Canton Branch offers its After School Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and teens can hang out, make crafts, play game tournaments, get homework help, and much more. On Wednesday, January 23 DeHoff Memorial Branch hosts Stay on Track with Healthy Snacks, where teens can learn how to skip the junk food and prepare healthy and tasty snacks after school. Also on Wednesday, Main Library offers British Social Club for teens who are into Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Who, Monty Python, and all things across the pond. Teens can learn how to craft soap on Wednesday at Wash the Winter Blues Away, held at Lake Community Branch. Additional teen programs include: Whatever Wednesday (on January 23) at North Branch, Monday Crafternoons on Mondays this winter at Main Library, and Creative Teens Club on Tuesdays at Sandy Valley Branch beginning January 29.
Did you receive an eReader, tablet, or digital device as a gift over the holidays? Join us at one of the eReaders and Digital Devices Clinics at a branch near you, and learn how you can easily download free library eBooks and eMedia using the Ohio eBook Project site. The program is offered on Thursday, January 24 at North Branch. Here’s a link to the full list of upcoming eReaders Clinics and eReaders classes the library is offering.
Is the pretty piece of art glass you purchased for $1 at garage sale really a treasure by Lalique? Find out at the 5th Annual Antiques Appraisal Show on Saturday, January 26 at Main Library. Get a free appraisal from certified appraiser and auctioneer David C. Morris. Call or go online to register, because the show fills up quickly.
Learn the basics of genealogy research at Beginning Genealogy on Monday, January 28 at Jackson Township Branch. Library staff will demonstrate how to use the 1940 census to find out about your ancestry, and they will acquaint you with the Genealogy Department research tools available to you. Bring some family history to begin filling in family group sheets.
Don’t miss author Pamela King Cable, who was born a coal miner’s granddaughter and was raised by storytellers, on Tuesday, January 29 at Lake Community Branch. She will present and sign her debut novel, Televenge. Library Journal says that fans of Fannie Flagg and Janet Evanovich will be attracted to Cable’s book which mixes crime, religion, and romance.
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.