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 from all genres. Whether you’re into classic rock, jazz, the latest teen hit-makers, classical, world music, inspirational, folk, or want to find a great soundtrack to a movie you recently enjoyed, the library has a deep and diverse selection. You can often rediscover lost favorites as well—an experience I’ve had numerous times, getting reacquainted with an album I’d downsized from my own collection, or from a performer I’d forgotten about. So stop in and have a look for yourself. New stuff is being added all the time, and there’s a great archive from the past for you to discover.
Stark County District Library also presents numerous informative, enriching, and entertaining programs for all ages. This week’s schedule includes Starting and Financing Your Own Business, numerous Halloween and Harvest Celebrations for all ages, a visit from ESPN talk show host and co-author (with Chris Spielman) of That’s Why I’m Here, Bruce Hooley, 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.
Lake Community Branch will host Ohio Oil and Gas Energy on Tuesday, October 30. Speaking for the natural gas industry will be Rhonda Reda, who serves as the executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program and the Oil and Gas Foundation.
ESPN talk show host and co-author of That’s Why I’m Here (with Chris Spielman) Bruce Hooley will visit Main Library for Huddling with Hooley on Tuesday, October 30. He’ll be signing books and talking about That’s Why I’m Here which chronicles Spielman’s career in the NFL as well as the struggles he and his wife Stephanie faced during her battle with cancer.
The One Book, One Community Book discussion continues on Wednesday, October 31 at Madge Youtz Branch. Join legendary Massillon football coach Chuck Utterback and other community members for a lively discussion of Chris Spielman’s inspirational book, That’s Why I’m Here.
A number of other Halloween programs are scheduled for this week. On Monday, October 29, families can celebrate the fall season with stories, games, crafts, and optional costumes at Plain Community Branch’s Harvest Party. And, on Tuesday, October 30 Jackson Township Branch hosts a Teen Halloween Party, and North Branch presents Boo Who? A Spooky Halloween Special for families. Madge Youtz Branch presents Halloween Stories on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31 for grades K-5. And Main Library has a spooky celebration planned for families on Halloween as well.
Are you thinking about starting your own business but have questions about how it all works? You can get practical advice at Start and Finance Your Own Business on Thursday, November 1 at Main Library. Holly Bollinger from the Small Business Development Center and Tim Ensch from the Small Business Administration will visit to discuss what you need to know to start your own business.
Families are invited to join us at DeHoff Memorial Branch on Thursday, November 1 for a National Family Literacy Day Celebration. Spend five minutes reading with your favorite librarian and receive a special treat. Teens can celebrate National Family Literacy Day at DeHoff too. Bring books you’ve recently read to Teen Book Chat and share them with new friends.
Sandy Valley Branch is hosting a fun family craft program—Recycled Bird Feeder—on Saturday, November 3. Make a bird feeder from recycled materials for the feathered friends in your neighborhood to visit all winter long.
Saturday, November 3 is the Stark County District Library Friends of the Library book sale at Main Library. Stop by and pick up great bargains in childrens, YA books, fiction, nonfiction, bestsellers, music, and more.
DeHoff Memorial Branch presents Super Saturday Matinee for families on Saturday, November 3. The movie this month is Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, about Dr. Ben Carson, world-renowned neurosurgeon, bestselling author, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The movie stars Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Kids grades K-5 can learn the art of journaling on Monday, November 5 at Main Library. Have fun learning how to write about your thoughts and life with new friends in our Journal Jar Writing Club.
Families can unwind from the Election Day excitement with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax on Tuesday, November 6 at East Canton Branch’s Family Movie Night.
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.