Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? Throughout April the library will be celebrating National Poetry Month with a Kaleidoscope of Poetry, the annual poetry contest for grades 2 through adult. Create an original poem and enter it in the contest by Tuesday, April 30. There are entry forms available online here, or at your local branch of SCDL. In addition to the contest, the library has also partnered with the Canton Repository again this year for the Blackout Poetry Contest, from April 7-12. The Blackout Poetry Contest is great fun because you don’t have to start with the intimidating blank piece of paper: Using a marker, you black out words in an existing newspaper article until you have the poem you want. Pretty cool idea, right? Additionally, there will be poetry-themed programs at all locations of the library all month long—here are links to the children’s poetry activities, poetry for teens, and poetry programs for adults.
As always, each program listed 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.
Main Library will present a Job Workshop on Tuesday, March 26. Job hunters can learn about Job Search Resources at the library, as well as how to find jobs online. You can also get practical tips on interviewing, resume readiness, and how to best present yourself for success. SARTA Travel Training will also be offered.
Thursday, March 28 (9:00 am to noon) is the 8th Annual Opportunities Job Fair at Main Library. There will be approximately 25 employers present to accept resumes and talk to you about job opportunities. Meet potential employers, find out what they’re looking for, and make valuable contacts that could lead to a new job in 2013.
Go on a virtual museum tour on Wednesday, March 27 at Madge Youtz Branch. Patti Wollenberg will present Intro to 20th Century Abstract Art and Artists which will introduce you to the 20th Century Art Movements and artists that fascinated, revolutionized, and often baffled viewers and the Art World itself.
Grades K-5 can learn all about Cryptozoology, the study of animals who are extinct or whose existence has never been proven. The Massillon Museum will present this entertaining search for monsters and myths at Create Clay Feet at Plain Community Branch on Wednesday, March 27.
Teens with an interest in mysteries can attempt to discover whodunit on Thursday, March 28 at Main Library with Life Size Clue, a library-themed life size version of the classic board game.
Kids grades K-5 can enjoy a special afternoon of Easter stories and Easter Crafts at DeHoff Memorial Branch on Saturday, March 30.
Celebrate Spring at Sandy Valley Branch on Monday, April 1 with a Spring Wreath. We’ll use grapevines to create gorgeous spring decorations for your home. Spring is still coming, right?
Beginning Monday, April 1 and running through Saturday, April 6, East Canton Branch will host its Semi-Annual Book Sale during regular library hours. Saturday is bag day—bring a bag and fill it for a mere dollar. Get great bargains all week long on bestsellers, mysteries, romance, nonfiction, magazines, DVDs, and CDs.
The Ohio State University Extension in Stark County will present the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program beginning Tuesday, April 2, and running every Tuesday in April. It’s an interactive program that helps families learn about nutrition, meal planning, stretching food dollars, and increasing physical activity. There will also be food tastings and recipes.
Learn how to improve your brain’s health at Cognition and Brain Health on Tuesday, April 2 at Perry Sippo Branch. Occupational Therapist Andi Michelson will show you how brain health can be positively impacted by lifestyle. She’ll present practical and fun ideas for creating an enriching environment for your brain. Think about it!
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.