Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? Each week your library presents numerous informative, inspiring, and entertaining programs for all ages, from children’s story times to computer skills classes. This week’s schedule includes after school and volunteer programs for teens, a hands-on clinic for using eReaders and digital devices with library eBooks and eMedia, knitting programs, 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.
Kids grades K-5 can explore the fascinating Ology book series on Thursday, January 3 during Ology World at Main Library. On the first Thursday of each month we’ll explore a different book in the series, beginning with the world of espionage in Spyology, written by Spencer Blake. Learn all about the history of spying, codes and ciphers, cool spy gadgets, and more.
Main Library’s Book Sale is Saturday, January 5. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and is held on the first Saturday of every month inside Main Library and in the Garage across the parking lot from the library. Get great titles in fiction, best sellers, nonfiction, children’s books, CDs, and more--all at bargain prices.
There are several great on-going groups for teens that meet in the next few days. Ramen Club holds its monthly meeting on Friday, January 4 at Lake Community Branch to explore Japanese culture and anime (Japanese animated films and TV shows). On Tuesday, January 8, teens can shape library programs, earn community service credit, and make new friends at clubs meeting at several branches. Lake’s Teen Advisory Board offers Grades 6-12 a place to express their opinions and share ideas. Jackson Township Branch’s Teen Advisory Board meets to plan teen programs, create a newsletter, take part in community service projects, and have fun. Sandy Valley Branch hosts Volunteens monthly, and teens can plan service projects, earn valuable service credits for college, and make a difference in the community. And, East Canton Branch hosts the After School Program, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays into the Spring. Join us for a fun time after school which will include crafts, game tournaments, homework help, and much more.
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 first clinics are offered on Monday, January 7 at Sandy Valley Branch, and Tuesday, January 8 at Lake Community Branch, with more to follow. Here’s a link to the full list of eReaders Clinics and eReaders classes the library is offering this winter.
Now is a great time to join one of the library’s knitting groups. All skill levels are welcome, so come out and learn a new skill, sharpen your technique, share craft and project ideas with other knitters, and enjoy some relaxing social time with friends. Knitting groups will meet at four branches (Jackson, Sandy Valley, Lake, and Madge Youtz) on Monday, January 7, with more groups meeting regularly at other SCDL locations all winter long. Here is a link to all the upcoming knitting groups so you can find one near you.
There are many exciting programs planned for throughout the winter and spring at the library, including Black History Month Story Times, Celebrity Story Times, author visits, and the 8th Annual Job Fair and workshops. You can read about all the library has to offer in Stark Scene (you can pick up a print version at any branch of SCDL).
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.