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Gardening for Wildlife, Genealogy and Family History Month, Job Search Readiness, and More at Stark County District Library

Gardening for Wildlife, Genealogy and Family History Month, Job Search Readiness, and More at Stark County District Library

Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? Your library is also a great place to check out the latest music, share a fun story time with your kids, or download free eBooks to your eReader. The library also presents a rich variety of programs and events for all ages. This week offers a fine example of that variety, with a program on parenting with education expert Diana Boggia, as well as programs featuring gardening and home maintenance, genealogy (we’re celebrating Family History Month), a Medicare Q & A, 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.

The Mayor’s Literacy Commission has selected the autobiographical book That’s Why I’m Here by Chris Spielman with Bruce Hooley for the 2012 One Book, One Community program. Join us on Tuesday, September 25 at Lake Community Branch. We’ll talk about Spielman’s inspirational book which traces his football career and how he and his wife Stefanie faced many challenges during her battle with breast cancer. A One Book, One Community Book discussion of That’s Why I’m Here is also planned for Monday, October 1 at Sandy Valley Branch. There are a number of special events planned around the One Book program, so here is a link to a complete list.

On Wednesday, September 26, you can get information about Medicare from representatives of the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIPP) at Plain Community Branch. The OSHIPP representatives will be on hand to address concerns related to Medicare coverage, health plans, HMOs, home health care coverage, additional support for prescription drug coverage, and much more.

You can also learn about Medicare at the A, B, Cs... and Ds of Medicare on Tuesday, October 2 at East Canton Branch. Deanna Wells, an agent with Committed Care Consultants, will present an overview of Parts A-D, prescription look up, how to save yourself money, how to navigate the Medicare website, and more.

Are you looking for a job? Find out what resources are available to help you find work at Job Search Readiness on Thursday, September 27, at Main Library. In the course of one morning you can get tools to ensure you are prepared for all aspects of your job search. Topics include: Job Search Resources, Finding Jobs Online, Interviewing for Success, Resume Readiness, and SARTA Travel Training.

Author, education expert, and syndicated columnist Diana Boggia returns to SCDL with 2 programs this week on Parenting with a Purpose. She’ll visit Lake Community Branch on Thursday, September 27, and East Canton Branch on Monday, October 1 to talk about her new book Parenting with a Purpose, and to offer techniques to bring out the best in your child.

Meet Lynette Reiner, Science Director at the McKinley Museum on Thursday, September 27 at the East Canton Branch program Gardening for Wildlife. She’ll be talking about out how you can create a backyard garden that will attract beautiful wildlife.

The Heritage Home Program will present Home Maintenance and Efficiency at Main Library on Saturday, September 29. Learn about typical home maintenance issues, as well as how to spot problems, and economical ways to make your home more energy efficient.

Kick-Off Family History Month this week at Lake Community Branch on Saturday, September 29, and Jackson Township Branch on Monday, October 1. Lake Community Branch will host Genealogy Basics and Organizing Your Research during Session 1 from 1:00-2:30 pm, and Gathering Family Information during Session II from 3:00-4:30 pm. Jackson Township Branch will present Digging Up Your Roots on Monday, October 1. Both branches are hosting month-long celebrations of Family History Month with numerous excellent and illuminating genealogy programs, here is a link to all of them.

East Canton Branch will host a week-long book sale from Monday, October 1, through Saturday, October 6. Stop in and pick up great bargains in children’s books, best-sellers, thrillers, non-fiction, classics, and more. Bring a bag and fill it for $1.00 on Saturday. Here is a link to all the fall book sales at SCDL.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshops will be held every week starting on Monday, October 1 at DeHoff Memorial Branch. The workshop will teach individuals about diabetes and how to monitor and control it by eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise.

The first in a series of three programs focusing on Fracking, Oil, and Gas Exploration in Stark County will be offered at Lake Community Branch on Tuesday, October 2. A Layman’s Guide to Oil and Gas Exploration will be presented by Michael Gruber of the Stark County Association of Realtors. Gruber will discuss drilling rights, leasing and surface rights, and all about buying and selling land. Other programs in this series will feature the environmental aspects of oil and gas exploration, and a representative from the Oil and Gas Industry will present the industry side of the story. Here are links to all three programs.

Teens can learn how to end the cycle of bullying at Bully No More, a new program which will meet on Tuesdays, beginning on October 2 at Main Library.

And, don’t miss Family Movie Night at East Canton Branch on Tuesday, October 2. On the first Tuesday of each month we feature a great movie that is fun for the whole family, so join us this week for Martin Scorsese’s amazing movie Hugo.

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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