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 innovative children’s story times, like For Me, For You, For Later, which helps preschoolers develop a foundation for financial education while having fun, to computer skills classes, and after school programs for teens. This week’s schedule includes a hands-on clinic for getting the most out of your eReader or digital device, programs offering strategies for funding college, a teen workshop on how to write the perfect story, 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.
Did you receive an eReader, tablet, or digital device as a gift over the holidays? Join us at one of the eReaders and Digital Devices Clinics at a branch near you, and learn how you can easily download free library eBooks and eMedia using the Ohio eBook Project site. The program is offered on Tuesday, January 8 at Lake Community Branch, Thursday, January 10 at Main Library, and again on Tuesday, January 15 at DeHoff Memorial Branch. Additionally, if you have a Kindle, East Canton Branch will host Ohio eBook Project and the Kindle on Monday, January 14. Learn about the Ohio eBook Project’s basic search option and downloading ebooks to a Kindle using a computer. Here’s a link to the full list of eReaders Clinics and eReaders classes the library is offering this winter.
Children ages 5-13 can audition for the Stark County District Library Little Theatre Troupe spring production of “Through Another Looking Glass” on Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10 at the Arts in Stark Education Center. The Little Theatre Troupe provides an opportunity for children to experience all aspects of a theatre production, from designing costumes and props, to performing on stage.
On Wednesday, January 9 Perry Sippo Branch will present Genealogy: Using the Federal Census Effectively. Learn what questions the census asked over the years and what answers you can infer from questions that weren’t asked.
Teen Art Club meets on Wednesday, January 9 at Main Library. Each month Teen Art Club explores new art-making techniques, such as painting, graffiti, drawing, printmaking, and more. Teens can also get creative digitally at Teen Tech Week Facebook Photo Contest, at Plain Community Branch on January 9. They’ll get to use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots, and they can vote on the best photos on Facebook. The winner from each branch will receive a prize. Here’s a link to the other upcoming Teen Tech Week Facebook Photo Contests at the library.
Teens and adults can learn about obtaining funding for college at two programs at Plain Community Branch. A class on FAFSA meets on Thursday, January 10, and participants can learn to navigate the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Strategies for Paying for College meets on Saturday, January 12. Adults can learn about evaluating education goals, projected costs of higher education, and alternatives available for funding. This program is sponsored by Charter One Bank.
On Monday, January 14, Jackson Township Branch hosts its Annual Meeting of the Jackson Friends of the Library. The meeting is open to FOL members and anyone interested in helping the Jackson Township Branch library. After a short business meeting, the program will feature the favorite recipes of Jackson librarians.
Teens can learn how to write the Perfect Short Story with the help of local author Chris Lambert, who returns to Jackson Township Branch on Tuesday, January 15 to share writing tips, advice, and great stories with everyone.
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.