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All about Words, with Book Groups, Poetry, and Writing Groups; Plus Be Kind to Honey Bees This Week at the Stark County District Library

All about Words, with Book Groups, Poetry, and Writing Groups; Plus Be Kind to Honey Bees This Week at the Stark County District Library

We're all about words this week at Stark County District Library, with great ongoing book groups, writing groups, and poetry. Additionally, with Spring fast approaching, you can learn how to help the honey bees that pollinate your garden at a great program presented by the Stark County Beekeepers Association. Plus, the 7th Annual Opportunities Job Fair and Workshop is at hand.

As always, each program below 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.

Enjoying a good book is a completely different experience when you read and talk about it as a part of a book group. If you've never been in one, you should try it. Stark County District Library offers numerous book groups for all ages, and several are meeting this week. On Tuesday, Mar 13, East Canton Branch and DeHoff Memorial Branch host Book Discussions for adults. They'll be talking about The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew at East Canton, and Toni Morrison's masterpiece, Beloved, at DeHoff. On Wednesday, Mar 14, you can get mysterious at Madge Youtz Branch with Mystery Book Club; the title this month is The Litigators, by John Grisham. If you enjoy great Science Fiction, the Harry Science Fiction Club is for you. They meet on Monday, Mar 19, at North Branch. This month's book is Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. On Tuesday, Mar 20 Lake Community Branch hosts Booked on Tuesdays Book Club. This month's selection is The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain.

Now, I realize that there may not be enough time to read the book for the coming week's book clubs, but check the links above and you'll find out what titles are planned for next month and beyond. And, here's a link to a more extensive list of book groups (including clubs for children and teens): Book Clubs at SCDL.

Is 2012 the year for you to take up the pen and compose your masterpiece? Get started with tips, encouragement, constructive criticism, and support at a writing group at an SCDL location near you. Teens can have fun and create something profound at Express Yourself! Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry on Tuesday, Mar 13 at Plain Community Branch. It's a crafting, creative writing mash-up. You can get the tools to tell your story at the Memoir/Journal Writing Workshop, which continues at East Canton Branch on Tuesday, Mar 13. East Canton also hosts the Teen Writer's Cafe. Share your work with other local writers at North Branch's Writers Group, which meets on Thursday, Mar 15. Party with Poetry on Tuesday, Mar 20 at Sandy Valley Branch.

There are a couple of excellent ongoing health and nutrition programs at DeHoff Memorial Branch that take place this week: Diabetes Self-Management Workshop meets again on Tuesdays, Mar 13 and 20. And, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program meets on Wednesday, Mar 15.

You can learn all about Honey Bees--how you can help them, and how they can help you--at Starting Right with Honey Bees, a program presented by the Stark Beekeepers Association at Main Library on Saturday, Mar 17. You'll get handouts, refreshments, lunch, and a certificate of completion at the end of this fun, informative, day-long program.

The 7th Annual Opportunities Job Fair and Workshop begins with a Job Workshop on Tuesday, Mar 20, at Main Library. Learn how to search and apply for jobs online. Get tips for interviewing, presenting yourself for success, and creating a resume that gets results. Then, use what you've learned at the Job Fair on Thursday, Mar 22 (also at Main Library), where you can network with representatives from local businesses.

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, 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.

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Ken Palosi March 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Thanks for all the great information Dominic. I look forward to your articles and learning what is going on at our libraries.
Dominic Caruso March 13, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Thank you, Ken! We're constantly looking for new ways to get the word out, and my events blog is one of them!
Morgan Day March 15, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I was inspired to finally get my SCDL card this week thanks to your column, Dominic. Thanks again for blogging on Patch!
Dominic Caruso March 15, 2012 at 03:26 PM
That's great! I've mainly been writing about programs and events at SCDL, but I have to say, as a system it has a great deal to offer: books, music, dvds, audio books, eBooks for multiple eReader platforms, an excellent genealogy department, and a rich selection of online research databases which can be accessed from home(everything from Chilton's Auto Repair online to my new favorite, Mango, a language learning system with a really, really cool interface and a fantastic selection of languages). Anyway, that's just my long-winded way of saying thanks for letting me blog on Patch & welcome to your library!

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