May is on our doorstep and that means summer and nice weather (we hope) can't be far behind. Teens can get a jump on the summer job season at this week's Teen Job Hunter Workshop. Also this week at Stark County District Library: learn strategies for saving with coupons, punch up your resume at the Resume Clinic, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, and Free Comic Book Day.
As always, each program below 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.
It's the bicentennial of Charles Dickens' birth. What better way to celebrate one of history's greatest writers than to consider his novel Great Expectations alongside the PBS Masterpiece film of the same name? The PBS Masterpiece film stars a fantastic ensemble cast (Gillian Anderson, Ray Winstone, David Suchet, and many others). Masterpiece Book and Film Discussion meets on Monday, April 30 at Jackson Township Branch.
On Wednesday, May 2, learn strategies for saving big money with coupons, and swap coupons with other couponers at Perry Price Savers (at Perry Sippo Branch) and DeHoff Coupon Club (at DeHoff Memorial Branch). You can use some of your coupon savings to get great bargains at Plain Community Branch's Book Sale, which runs Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5.
Are you in the midst of a job search? If you need to fine tune your resume, or get tips on how to write a successful one, visit Main Library's Resume Clinic on Thursday, May 3.
Grades 6-12 can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style at Jackson Township Branch on Thursday, May 3. There will be authentic Mexican food, and fun, creative ways to do the Mexican Hat Dance. Maracas optional.
Teens can learn how to snag the perfect summer job on Saturday, May 5 at Main Library. The Teen Job Hunter Workshop will give you all the tools you need to search and apply for jobs online, prepare for interviews, and much more.
After the Teen Job Hunter Workshop on Saturday, May 5, teens can stop in at Lake Community Branch and celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Get one of the free comic books provided by Bill's Books and More.
Celebrate your Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, or another special woman in your life at the Mother's Day Tea on Saturday, May 5 at Main Library. Families can share stories over tea, and enjoy a Mother's Day craft. Check out the other Mother's Day festivities coming to a Stark County District Library branch near you with this link.
On Monday, May 7, Lynn Shepherd, CFP® will visit Jackson Township Branch to present A Woman's Guide to Retirement. She'll be there to answer any questions you have about planning for your future. She'll present a simple six step process you can use to craft a personal plan for retirement. Plant the seeds of success in this interactive class.
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.