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.
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.
February is Black History Month and Stark County District Library is celebrating with numerous inspiring and educational programs, including Black History Month Story Times, Black History Trivia, and the Main Event. East Canton Branch will offer a Black History Month Story Time on Wednesday, February 13 for children of all ages with a caregiver, and Plain Community Branch presents Black History Story Time for families on Monday, February 18.
Additionally, DeHoff Memorial Branch will challenge teens with a Black History Trivia program on Wednesday, February 13. Jackson Township Branch teens can play library’s version of the classic TV game show What’s My Line to test their knowledge of important figures from Black History on Tuesday, February 19.
The Black History Month Main Event will be held at Main Library on Saturday, February 16. Join us for a afternoon of events, including “Voices in Black History,” the achievements of important historical leaders in their own words presented by Jim Woody, professional actor, storyteller, and teaching artist from Young Audiences. Terence Jones, Executive Director of Multi-Development Services of Stark County will be Master of Ceremonies, and will host the unveiling of the 2013 Black History Month Postage Stamp. There will also be performances from the Belden Lighthouse Praise Team, and the Canton YMCA Suga Babies Double Dutch and Dance Team.
On Thursday, February 14, Perry Sippo Branch presents The Underground Railroad. Historical presenter Paul Goebbel will share the harrowing stories of the brave men and women who risked everything to help slaves escape to freedom.
It’s a great week for art and creativity at the library. Teens can explore a new art- making technique every month at Teen Art Club, which meets at Main Library on Wednesday, February 13. Sandy Valley Branch hosts Creative Teens Club, which meets monthly to try a new craft projects. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19. The Krazy Teen Art Kart will be available at North Branch on Friday, February 15 and Monday February 18. Explore your creative side with a fun project after school.
Adults can learn about famous artists and how to express themselves through art with instructor Patti Wollenberg at Van Gogh Club, which begins on Monday, February 18 at Madge Youtz Branch and meets every month through May.
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.
And, coming soon on Monday, March 11, Main Library will offer College Funding and C.L.E.P. Testing for people who are looking at going to school. You'll get useful information on choosing a school, funding your education, reducing your costs, filling out FAFSA, testing out of basic classes, and more.
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.