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Black History Month, and a Start-Up Meeting of the Plain Community Branch Friends of the Library at Stark County District Library

Black History Month, and a Start-Up Meeting of the Plain Community Branch Friends of the Library at Stark County District Library

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 a visit from author Pamela King Cable, the start of Black History Month programming, a meeting of the Plain Community Branch Friends of the Library, Valentine’s Day programs for all ages, 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.

Author Pamela King Cable was born a coal miner’s granddaughter and was raised by storytellers. She’ll be visiting Lake Community Branch on Tuesday, January 29 to 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.

Did you have questions about how to get the most out of your eReader, tablet, or digital device? 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 Wednesday, January 30 at Jackson Township Branch.  Here’s a link to the remaining eReaders Clinics and eReaders classes the library is offering.

On Thursday, January 31, Plain Community Branch will host the first meeting of the Plain Community Branch Friends of the Library. Joining the Friends of the Library is a great opportunity to contribute your time and talents to a vital and vibrant community asset.

February is Black History Month, and Stark County District Library is celebrating with story times, crafts, and programs. On Saturday, February 2, DeHoff Memorial Branch will have a Black History Quiz and Story Time for kids grades K-5. Find out how much you know about Black History in this interactive program. Also on February 2, Madge Youtz Branch presents The Emancipation Proclamation. Historian Paul Goebbel will make history come alive by playing the role of a newspaper reporter in 1863 who recounts the origin and controversy of the Emancipation Proclamation. Here is a link to the library’s information page about other Black History Month celebrations and programs.

Saturday, February 2 is the Friends of the Main Library Book Sale. Get great bargains on best sellers, paperbacks, children’s books, nonfiction, biographies, and much more.

This week also marks the start of numerous Valentine’s Day-related programs for children, teens, and adults at the library. Sandy Valley Branch will present Valentine Hearts for adults on Monday, February 4. It’s a fun crafting program during which you can make heart-shaped treat baskets for loved ones. Here’s a link to the full list of upcoming Valentine’s-related programs for kids, teens, and families at SCDL.

On Tuesday, February 4, Main Library presents Protect Yourself from Identity Theft as part of its on-going Financial Series. Jeff Forcina of Western & Southern Life will share strategies for avoiding identity thieves and keeping your personal information safe.

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.

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Dominic Caruso February 01, 2013 at 09:41 PM
The Protect Yourself from Identity Theft I mentioned above is in fact scheduled for Monday, February 4--not Tuesday, as I entered it. Apologies for the error! Additionally, registration for the Valentine Hearts program at Sandy Valley Branch is closed--they've got a full class.

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