Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? Each week your library presents numerous informative, inspiring, and entertaining programs for all ages, from children’s story times to computer skills classes. This week’s schedule includes several Christmas programs and crafts, a hands-on survey of eReaders and mobile devices, fun for kids and teens—including a teen party inspired by the Roaring ‘20s, 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 Bob Troyer from Heini’s Cheese Chalet for Cheese Making 101 on Tuesday, December 4 at Lake Community Branch. Troyer will present an informative look at the world of cheese, complete with delicious samples.
Teens can get a taste of the 1920s at Plain Community Branch on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4 and 5, at the Plain Community Branch program, The Cat’s Meow: A Roaring ’20 Party. The program is two afternoons of music, food, and crafts inspired by the Jazz Age.
Teens can learn how to create great, engaging PowerPoint presentations to enhance their school projects on Tuesday, December 4 at Jackson Township Branch. They’ll get tips on how to add animation, music, graphs, and more to their PowerPoint projects.
Get away to the islands on Wednesday, December 5 at DeHoff Memorial Branch. All Ages are invited to a festive Hawaiian luau, complete with music, crafts, and food.
Preschool kids ages 3-5 with their caregivers can enjoy holiday songs, a craft, and a special treat at Perry Sippo Branch on Thursday, December 6, at Christmas Story Time Special.
Also on Thursday, December 6, Madge Youtz Branch presents Jolly Fridge Magnets, a craft for teens. Make festive refrigerator magnets to keep, or give them as gifts.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout December, East Canton Branch hosts After School Fun for teens. Make great crafts, enjoy game tournaments, socialize, get homework help, and have fun.
Homeowner Information Class is scheduled on Thursday, December 6 at North Branch. The classes are taught by attorneys and sponsored by Community Legal Aid and the Stark County Bar Association. Get practical information on a variety of topics including, How to be considered for loan modifications to keep your home, How to obtain free legal help, How foreclosure works and what your rights are while a foreclosure is pending. Bring all the paperwork you’ve received to give the attorneys the most complete picture of your situation.
Families can get in the Christmas spirit on Saturday, December 8 at Lake Community Branch’s program Happy Holidays. Talented storyteller Lindsay Bonilla from World of Difference Ltd will present a lively reading of Christmas stories, carol-singing, and a holiday craft. Bonilla will have signed copies of her book available.
Adults are invited to our Christmas Craft Extravaganza at Main Library on Saturday, December 8. Make a surprise, festive holiday craft to give a as gift, or keep for yourself.
On Monday, December 10, adults can Create an “Upcycled” Hanging Pocket at Jackson Township Branch. Explore techniques to create designs and textures on old fabrics and papers while making a hanging pocket from old clothing.
Are you considering purchasing an eReader like a Kindle or an iPad, or one of the myriad other electronic devices that you can use to read eBooks? The Holiday eReader and Mobile Device Sampler can help you make an informed decision. Offered by the library’s Technology Training Department, the Sampler is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11 at Lake Community Branch. Join us and check out some of the most popular eReaders such as the Amazon Kindle line, the Nook products, iPads, and other types of devices like the Andriod Tablet, Acer Iconia, and others. You’ll get hands-on learning using the devices and we’ll walk you through the Ohio eBook Project for downloading free library digital materials.
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.