Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? You can now read complete issues of your favorite magazines for free online, on your internet-enabled tablet, or mobile device through the library with Zinio. The library subscribes to over a hundred popular titles on Cooking, Crafts, Sports, Gaming, Home Decorating, Entertainment, Health and Fitness, News, Gardening, Lifestyles, Science and Technology, Business and Money, Automotive, and more. When you sign up you’ll get to read new issues on your digital device, and you’ll receive notifications when the latest issues are published. It’s a nice service with no holds, wait lists, or due dates. All you need to get started is your library card. Find out more at the library’s Zinio information page, or read my blog post from last week which provides some more details.
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.
Financial advisor Nate Hershman will talk about investing and answer your questions about Social Security at Foundations of Investing and Social Security, to be held at Lake Community Branch on Tuesday, February 19.
February is Black History Month and Stark County District Library is celebrating with numerous inspiring and educational programs, including Black History Month Story Times. Lake Community Branch will offer Black History Month Story Times on Wednesday, February 20 (at 10:00 am for children ages 3½ to 5, and at 11:00 am for children ages 2-3 with a caregiver) and on Thursday, February 21 (10:00 am for ages 3½ to 5; 11:00 am for ages 2-3 with a caregiver). Jackson Township Branch will also offer a Black History Month story Time for families on Wednesday, February 20. On Thursday, February 21, Black History Month Story Time will be held at Main Library for kids ages 3-5 with a caregiver, and at Sandy Valley Branch for children ages 3½ to 5 years.
Historian Paul Goebbel will present the life story of Dred Scott and his struggle for freedom through his landmark Supreme Court Case at The Dred Scott Decision at DeHoff Memorial Branch on Saturday, February 23. After the Dread Scott program, Repository staff writer Charita Goshay will talk about the history of Canton’s Cherry Avenue SE, a thriving neighborhood of diversity and black-owned businesses that lasted for decades until the 1970s. Guests are invited to share their memories and photos at the program.
Are you writing a novel, poems, short stories, or your memoirs? You can join a writers group and share your work to get useful advice to improve your writing without even leaving your home. North Branch offers Online Writers Group for amateur writers who want the constructive criticism, camaraderie, and structure of a writing workshop, but don’t have the time or the means to participate in person every week. For more information, including how to join, email Shelia at north [at] starklibrary.org.
East Canton Branch also offers Women's Writers Group on Tuesdays this winter and spring. Join us for discussions about how to get your ideas on paper, bring your memories to life through the written word, and create a family legacy.
If you are looking for options for financial aid for college, Sandy Valley Branch will offer FAFSA on Tuesday, February 26. Learn to navigate the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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.