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Black History Month Story Times, Skiing and Snowboarding 101, and Finding Money for College at Stark County District Library

Black History Month Programs, Skiing and Snowboarding 101, Finding Money for College, plus: beat the winter blahs with Valentine's and Mardi Gras programs at Stark County District Library.

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.

On Monday, 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.

February is Black History Month and Stark County District Library is celebrating with numerous inspiring and educational programs, including Black History Month Story Times. Perry Sippo Branch will host two Black History Month Story Times on Thursday, February 7 for kids ages 4-5 with a caregiver, and Madge Youtz Branch presents one on Tuesday, February 12 for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Here’s a link to all of the Black History Month events planned for a library branch near you.

On Thursday, February 7, DeHoff Memorial Branch offers the SARTA Travel Training Class. Learn about the various services offered by the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority. A free thirty-one day bus pass will be offered to those who complete the class for the first time.

Job seekers can learn how to create a successful resume at the Resume Clinic on Thursday, February 7 at Main Library. Or bring your current resume and learn strategies for updating and improving it.

Are you considering going back to school? Get useful advice on evaluating your education goals, determining projected costs of school, and alternatives available for funding at Strategies for Paying for College, presented by Charter One Bank on Saturday, February 9 at Plain Community Branch.

Timken Ski Club and representatives from Dick’s Sporting Goods will be available at Skiing / Snowboarding 101 on Saturday, February 9 at Main Library. Learn about the basics of technique and proper equipment of these great winter pastimes, and check out an equipment demonstration.

Learn all about how coffee can change your life at Change Your Coffee, Change Your Life on Tuesday, February 12 at DeHoff Memorial Branch. Enjoy a relaxing evening with jazz and free samples.

Join us at the eReaders and Digital Devices Clinic on Tuesday, February 12 at Perry Sippo Branch, and learn how you can easily download free library eBooks and eMedia using the Ohio eBook Project site.

Don’t forget: there are numerous Valentine’s Day programs for children and teens, including Make It Take It crafts and story times, as well as two fun Mardi Gras programs (for teens).

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 05, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Correction: Skiing / Snowboarding 101 on Saturday, Feb 9 at Main Library will be led by members of Timken Ski Club, as representatives from Dick's Sporting Goods won't be able to make it. The program is still on, just with Timken Ski Club alone, instead of the club and reps from Dick's.
Morgan Day (Editor) February 05, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Dominic. That skiing/snowboarding 101 program sounds awesome!

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