Coming to Stark County District Library: Stark Parks Naturalists bring Nighttime Animals, Healthy Sleep Habits Explained, and much more

A visit from Stark Parks Naturalists and Nocturnal Animals, Healthy Sleep Habits Explained, and Winemaker Andrew Codispoti from Gervasi Vineyards coming to Stark County District Library

Make the most of your summer nights this week at Stark County District Library with family programs presented by Stark Parks, family movie night at East Canton Branch, Sleep Programs to help you learn about healthy sleep habits and common sleep disorders, and a visit from vintner Andrew Codispoti from Gervasi Vineyard. Plus, teen programs, book clubs, family programs, and 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.

Families can explore the world of nocturnal animals at two upcoming programs. On Tuesday, July 31, join us at Sandy Valley Branch and discover nocturnal animals at Animal Antics with Stark Parks. On Thursday, August 2 at North Branch, a naturalist from Stark Parks Sanders Wildlife Center will teach you all about owls, bats, and other nighttime animals at 2 separate sessions of Sweet Dreams, Little Night Owls.

It’s not too late to enjoy some excellent summer reading. Classic Lit Book Club meets on Tuesday, August 1 at North Branch. This month’s book is the medieval thriller, The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco. You can read a fascinating interview with Eco from a recent Paris Review, in which he professes to an enjoyment of American cop shows, like Starsky and Hutch, CSI, and others. No kidding. Perry Sippo Branch’s Book Discussion Group meets on Wednesday, August 2, and will discuss the acclaimed novel, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Also on Wednesday, August 2, Jackson Township Branch’s Adult Book Discussion Group meets to talk about The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. And, why not check out a great mystery at Mystery Book Club, which meets on Tuesday, August 7 at Lake Community Branch. Moderator Joe Sourini will get the discussion rolling about Left for Dead by J.A. Jance.

There is great fun to be had for teens at Stark County District Library with a number of cool, fun programs, including Let the Games Begin at Sandy Valley Branch on Wednesday, August 1. Celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games and check out Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan, or the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Enjoy a Day at Camp on Thursday, August 2 at Madge Youtz Branch and make s’mores and a camp craft popsicle stick picture frame. Other great teen acitivities on Thursday, August 2:  Plant Your Dreams: Container Gardening at Lake Community Branch, GarageBand at Main Library, and Out of this World Fashion: Galaxy T-Shirts at Jackson Township Branch. On Friday, August 3, teens can learn delicious recipes to prepare in under 30 minutes at DeHoff Memorial Branch’s program, The Book Café Presents: The Joy of Cookbooks. On Monday, August 6, it’s Zombies Night Out at Perry Sippo Branch. Teens can try out zombie make up, zombie origami, and other zombified fun. And Tuesday, August 7 will see the arrival of Dance, Dance, Party, Party at Main Library. Bring your friends and Just Dance as the teen department is transformed into a dance party zone.

Adults can learn how to develop healthy sleep habits and how to indentify common symptoms of sleep disorders from Aultman Hospital’s Pam Burns, RN, BSN, CCP at two times on Monday, August 6. The first is in the afternoon at Snooze or Lose, presented at East Canton Branch. The second is in the evening at Perry Sippo Branch’s The Big Sleep.

Coming soon: Winemaker Andrew Codispoti from Gervasi Vineyard visits Lake Community Branch on Tuesday, August 7 to share his experiences in winemaking beginning as a grape-stomper in Southern Italy when he was four years old.

Don’t miss the free family programs this week at SCDL. Here’s a sampling: East Canton Branch will present Thursday Art for grades K-5 on August 2. Kids can explore different art forms with Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center and create their very own dream project. Family Fun Days at Main Library continues on Thursday, August 2 with the Mad Hatter Un-Birthday Party and lots of zany Alice in Wonderland inspired fun. And, don’t miss the thrilling Adventures of TinTin at Family Movie Night at East Canton Branch on Tuesday, August 7.

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, 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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