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Celebrate Family History Month with Genealogy Programs, plus Basic Upholstery Class, Abstract Painting, and More this Week at Stark County District Library

Celebrate Family History Month with Genealogy Programs, plus Basic Upholstery Class, Abstract Painting, and More this Week at Stark County District Library

Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? Your library is also a great place to learn essential computer and technology skills in one of the many classes offered each month. Learn practical skills in a variety of software programs on both Windows and Macintosh computer systems. Here's a link to the full list computer and technology training programs at SCDL. The library also presents an array of informative, enriching, and entertaining programs and events for all ages. This week’s schedule includes more genealogy programs to celebrate Family History Month, as well as One Book, One Community Book Discussions, great introductory arts and crafting programs about upholstery and abstract painting, 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.

Join us on Tuesday, October 9 at East Canton Branch for a One Book, One Community Book Discussion about Chris Spielman’s book That’s Why I’m Here.  Spielman’s inspirational book chronicles his football career and how he and his wife Stefanie faced many challenges during her battle with breast cancer. There are a number of special events planned around the One Book program, including Tackling Breast Cancer…More Than Pink Ribbons, which will be hosted by Main Library on Tuesday, October 9. Experts will present the latest information about breast cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment. A panel presentation is scheduled to include input from a doctor, a treatment navigator, a cancer survivor, and a caregiver. Here’s a link to the complete list of One Book, One Community events and book discussions.

On Tuesday, October 9 at Lake Community Branch you can learn about the environmental effects of fracking at Oil and Gas Exploration and the Environment. The program will be presented by Trent Dougherty, Director of Legal Affairs for the Ohio Environmental Council’s Agriculture & Clean Water; Clean Air & Energy and Legislative Affairs policy programs.

Cleveland’s Coupon Mom Michelle Filler will visit North Branch on Wednesday, October 10 to show you how to save up to 90% off your groceries by organizing and using coupons. Add to your training as a coupon-whisperer on Thursday, October 11 at Perry Sippo Branch. Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring and Savings Nation will visit to talk about Advanced Couponing with Drugstores. Learn to spend pennies on the dollar for your favorite drugstore finds, and understand policies and reward programs to maximize your savings. Don’t forget DeHoff Memorial Branch’s Coupon Savings Club meets on Wednesdays this fall (including October 10th) to swap coupons and savings strategies with other fellow thrifty shoppers.

Upholstery expert Roberta Covington will teach Basic Upholstery Class at DeHoff Memorial Branch on Wednesday, October 10. Get a great foundation for transforming tired furniture into new, exciting showpieces.

Celebrate Family History Month this week at Lake Community Branch on Saturday, October 13, and Jackson Township Branch on Monday, October 15. At Lake Community Branch you can learn how to research your family tree using the wealth of information found in Ohio Courthouse Records during Session 1 from 1:00-2:30 pm, and during Session II from 3:00-4:30 pm you can learn how to use the Federal Census Effectively to gather important information on your ancestors. Jackson Township Branch will present Tracing Your Stark Ancestors Using Land Records on Monday, October 15. Both branches are hosting month long celebrations of Family History Month with numerous excellent and illuminating genealogy classes, here is a link to all of them.

Teen Read Week Art Contests will be held at Stark County District Library during the week of October 14-20. Teens can celebrate Teen Read Week by creating art…That Came From the Library. The library will have supplies to make art, like discarded books and comic books, book covers, and discarded CDs. Teens just have to fill out an entry form and supply their creativity. Entry forms and details are available at any branch of SCDL.

Are you intrigued by the paintings of Kandinsky, Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko? Learn to express the essence of your ideas with Abstract Painting at Madge Youtz Branch on Monday, October 15. You’ll learn color theory, composition, and more in this fascinating program.

On Monday, October 15 at Sandy Valley Branch, Occupational Therapy Assistant Andi Michelson will present Aging in Place. Michelson will talk about adaptations that can be made to your home to enable occupants to age in place comfortably and safely.

Author, education expert, and syndicated writer Diana Boggia will discuss her new book, Parenting with a Purpose as well as techniques for bringing out the best in your child on Tuesday, October 16 at North Branch. Books will be available for sale at the event.

Plain Community Branch will host a Free Disney World Seminar on Tuesday, October 16. Find out from Michelle Boggs of Creating Magical Memories when the best time to go is, who you should take, where you should stay, what parks to visit, 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.

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Dominic Caruso October 09, 2012 at 08:59 PM
An update: Cleveland's Coupon Mom won't be able to make it to North Branch on Wednesday, October 10, but Joe Daugirdas, a.k.a. Joe The Coupon Guy, will be stepping in to present the program and show you how to earn big savings through the use of coupons.
Morgan Day (Editor) October 09, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Sounds like a perfect replacement! Thanks for the heads up, Dominic.

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