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Christmas Programs and Crafts for All, eReader and Mobile Device Sampler, and the Origins of Christmas Carols at Stark County District Library

Christmas Programs and Crafts for All Ages, test drive eReaders and Mobile Devices, and learn the Origins of Beloved Christmas Carols at Stark County District Library

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 an All Ages program about the origins of beloved Christmas carols, 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.

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, and Thursday, December 13 at North 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.

All ages are invited to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of the holiday season at Madge Youtz Branch’s Holiday Open House this week on Wednesday, Dec 12.

Teens can create Christmas gifts to keep or give to the special people in their lives this week at SCDL. On Wednesday, Dec 12 at Sandy Valley Branch presents Handmade Holiday Gifts. Also on Wednesday at North Branch, teens can craft custom holiday gift bags using ordinary freezer paper to make attractive stencils at Stencil in the Season. On Thursday, Dec 13 teens can warm up the holiday season with a mug that they design themselves at Madge Youtz Branch’s Holiday Mugs. And, North Branch is hosting Wrap It Up! a make-and-take program during library hours all week. Teens can drop by and make holiday cards and wrapping paper to spread a little holiday cheer.

Perry Sippo Branch hosts Christmas Ornament Craft for adults all day Thursday, December 13. So, take a break from your day, stop by, enjoy the library’s relaxing atmosphere, and make something nice to hang on your tree. Also for adults is Christmas Scrapbooking on Monday, December 17 at DeHoff Memorial Branch. Bring your favorite Christmas photos and create a family scrapbook for the holidays.

DeHoff Memorial Branch presents Christmas Story and Crafts on Saturday, Dec 15 for grades K-5. Kids can create a Christmas ornament for the tree or as a decoration for the front door. All ages are invited to East Canton Branch on Tuesday, December 18 for Origins of Christmas Carols. Learn about where your favorite carols came from and participate in a festive sing-along.

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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