It's Happening at the North Canton Public Library!

The North Canton Public Library will wrap up the summer offering programs and events for all ages and varied interests.

The North Canton Public Library will wrap up the summer offering programs and events for all ages and varied interests.


Special notice: At their July 18, 2012 meeting, the library board of directors approved a request from Sandra Lang, library director, to open the library Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lang made the request in an effort to support the community’s Main Street Festival, also citing the library’s desire to meet the needs of the community and festival attendees that weekend. The library is typically closed Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.


In addition to the library being open both Saturday and Sunday of the Main Street Festival, the Friends of the Library will host their annual book sale August 16-19, and library staff will participate in the Main Street Festival with a booth along “community row.”

Friends book sale hours are as follows:

Library Lower Level Book Sale
Thursday, August 16, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18th, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19th, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Patio Book Sale - Saturday, August 18th, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


This Saturday, July 22, the Little Art Gallery’s new exhibit “Essential Momentum” opens with a reception from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. All are welcome. The exhibit, featuring artwork from Amanda C. Van Denberg and Joseph Bower, runs through August 18, 2012.


Children and their families can meet Sita “the Hearing Ear Dog” when she visits the library with Dr. Biehl Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration required.


Hal Walker’s presents his children’s program for preschoolers through kindergarteners, “A Pocketful of Music,” Friday, July 27 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Advance registration required.


Who doesn’t miss Harry Potter? We sure do! Children in fourth, fifth and sixth grade are invited to the “We Miss Harry Potter Party” Tuesday, July 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please contact the library to register to attend.


Mark your calendars for August 15-16, when the North Canton Garden Club presents their two-day “Rainbow of Flowers” flower show at the library. The show is free and open to the public.


Jeffrey Yang, certified Feng Shui consultant and instructor, will present a program August 29 at 6:00 p.m. No advance registration required for this program.


So you want to be an entrepreneur? Joe Rozsa, Entrepreneur in Residence for Kent State University, Walsh University and the North Canton Chamber of Commerce and award winning creative director, designer and owner of Trailer Trash Design, will share his entrepreneurial story on Wednesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. After many years of diverse corporate experience, and an interesting journey, he started his own design firm. Joe has found success operating under the sometimes unheard of adage that work can be fun. Using his off-the-cuff approach, he will share how he made his entrepreneurial transition, the challenges he faced, and how he ultimately defines his success. Please register in advance for this program.


Upcoming Book Discussions (Books are available in advance at the Patron Services Desk)

First Monday Book Chat

First (open) Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

August 6: Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland


Readable History Book Discussion

Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

August 14: Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant


Tuesday Night Book Chat

Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

August 21: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom


Unforgettable Mysteries Book Club

First Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

August 2: China Trade by S.J. Rozan


The Morning News Discussion Group

Third Friday of the month at 10:05 am

July 20, & August 17

Discuss the headlines of the day with this lively group. 


For additional information about any of these programs, please contact Christina Weyrick-Cooper at 330.499.4712 x331 or ccooper@northcantonlibrary.org

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