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Genealogy Programs, a Visit from the Digital Bookmobile, and lots of Family Fun this week at Stark County District Library

Check out the latest portable media tablets and devices, and how to use them at the library when the Digital Bookmobile visits Lake Community Branch this week, plus family programs, and much more.

Discover your ancestors at one of Stark County District Library’s genealogy programs this week. You can also learn about Canton’s history with an Armchair Walking Tour of Canton’s West Lawn Cemetery. Experience the world of digital books, explore the latest gadgets for reading them, and much more when the Digital Bookmobile makes a stop at Lake Community Branch. Plus, there’s all kinds of family fun scheduled, from Mister Jeff’s magic show, to the 5th Annual On the Big Screen movie night at Perry Sippo Branch.

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.

It’s never too early to learn how to get a green thumb. Grades K-5 can learn all about gardening and find out what goes into a garden with Ms. Connie on Tuesday, July 17, at Garden Club with Ms. Connie.

Kim Kenney from the McKinley Museum will present an Armchair Walking Tour of Canton’s West Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, July 18 at East Canton Branch. Learn about the final resting place for many of Canton’s most powerful people, including names like Timken, Hoover, and Stern & Mann. This fascinating view of Canton’s history will include images and archival photos.

Share your favorite fiction or nonfiction books with other book lovers at BYOB Afternoon Book Discussion on Wednesday, July 18 at Jackson Township Branch. Share a review or recommendation of a book that made an impression on you. Get ideas for your next great read from group members. If you want to give a good book a new home, bring one along to swap (optional).

There are three Genealogy programs scheduled for the near future at the library, and the first is, appropriately enough, Intro to Genealogy, at Perry Sippo Branch on Thursday, July 19. Learn how to begin tracing your family tree by looking at the records your ancestors left behind. On Saturday, July 21, Sandy Valley Branch hosts a program for adults and teens: Trees and Roots—What’s the Difference? Learn how to research your ancestry using online sources. Get in the genealogical mood by checking out the recommended reading for the program: Night Journey or Broken Song, both by Kathryn Lasky.  On Monday, July 23, East Canton Branch presents Genealogy: Ohio’s Court Records. You can discover a wealth of information about your ancestors through court records. Learn how to use them from one of SCDL’s expert genealogists.

On Friday, July 20, the nationally touring Digital Bookmobile will visit Lake Community Branch to demonstrate eBooks, and how to download eBooks, music, and video for everyone. The Digital Bookmobile is outfitted with broadband internet-connected computers, hi-def monitors, premium sound systems, and the latest portable media players for you to test drive. This is a great opportunity to experience the world of digital books as well as the digital resources that the library has to get the most out of your eReader, tablet, or device.

The summer fun for families continues this week with a number of great programs for kids and parents, including a visit from Mister Jeff, who brings his dazzling magic show to Lake Community Branch on Thursday, July 19. Also on Thursday, Main Library’s Family Fun Days continue with crafts, stories, and Funky Face Painting with Marjorie Funke. Perry Sippo Branch presents the 5th Annual On the Big Screen on Saturday, July 21. Come and enjoy Kermit, Miss Piggy and all your favorites in The Muppets outside on the big screen (if it rains, the movie will be shown indoors).

Teens can discover how to find the best buys for their summer and fall wardrobe at Shop For Less on Friday, July 20, at DeHoff Memorial Branch. Then, they can enhance their stylish look at Mrs. Clare Martin Presents: Fashion Camp 101, where she’ll present an innovative technique for transforming a simple piece of fabric into glamorous fashion, on Monday, July 23, also at DeHoff Memorial Branch.

Coming up on Tuesday, July 24: Holistic Energy Therapy at Lake Community Branch. Join Shelby Lynn from Infinite Light Wellness and learn about aligning Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Also on Tuesday, July 24, East Canton Branch hosts Women’s Writers Circle. Everyone has a unique and fascinating story. Join us for discussions and encouragement on how to bring your memories and ideas to life through the written word.

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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Dominic Caruso July 18, 2012 at 08:31 PM
A couple of cancellations to note, in case you were planning to attend: The Genealogy Classes at Perry Sippo Branch (Intro to Genealogy, Thursday, July 19) and Sandy Valley Branch (Trees and Roots--What's the Difference? Saturday, July 21) have both been cancelled. If they are rescheduled, I'll re-post them with new dates and times. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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