Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? Your library is also a great place to learn and engage new ideas with interesting, thought-provoking, and enriching programs and events. In addition to great, on-going library programs like children’s story times, book groups, computer classes, and teen programs, several special guests will be visiting this week to present programs on topics ranging from fall gardening to the U.S. Civil War Battle of Antietam, and from the essentials of starting a small business, to some extraordinary photography of the landscapes and wildlife of the Arctic Circle and Alaska. It’s a rich and varied week of programming at a branch of the library near you.
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.
What do you think of the results when Hollywood adapts a book for the big screen? On Tuesday, September 18 at Perry Sippo Branch, you can catch a fun on -going lunchtime program that compares books and their movie adaptations. It’s called From Book to Big Screen: Brown Bag Movie Discussion. The program meets two Tuesdays each month: first to view the movie, and then to discuss the book and the movie. This week’s book and movie discussion is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. You can catch the next movie, One for the Money on Oct 9.
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. The first One Book discussion meets on Wednesday, September 19 at North Branch. Join us as we 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. One Book, One Community Book discussions of That’s Why I’m Here are also planned for Tuesday, September 25 at DeHoff Memorial Branch and Lake Community Branch. There are a number of special events planned around the One Book, One Community program, so here is a link to a complete list.
On Thursday, September 20 at Main Library, you can learn the fundamentals of starting a small business at Small Business Essentials. Marcie Bragg from the Center for Entrepreneurial Success will present the basics and answer your questions.
Also on Thursday, September 20 at East Canton Branch, Christopher Craft of the Massillon Museum will present The Battle of Antietam. It’s the 150th Anniversary of this historic battle, and bloodiest single day of the U.S. Civil War. Learn about the social, political, and diplomatic significance of the battle.
Join Master Gardener Connie Greathouse on Saturday, September 22 at Main Library and learn about planting mums, spring bulbs, creating fall containers, and what you need to do to winterize your garden. All this and more at Fall Gardening: Mum’s the Word.
How does the library impact your life? What could we improve? What needs do you see libraries filling in 20 years? Let us know at one of the Tell Us What You Think: Public Forums this week on Tuesday, September 18 at Sandy Valley Branch, Saturday, September 22 at Main Library and Perry Sippo Branch, and Monday, September 24 at Madge Youtz Branch. Here’s the link to the full list of remaining Public Forums so you can attend one at a branch near you.
Meet local author Linda Lonsdorf at Plain Community Branch on Monday, September 24. Lonsdorf is the author of Family Threat and Evil Injustice—both of which are set in the Akron/Summit County area and exhibit Lonsdorf’s passion for novels that are honorable, moral, and make a difference in the lives of her readers.
Experience the wilderness of the Arctic Circle with photographer Michael Witt on Monday, September 24 at the Jackson Township Branch program The Journey. Witt will share images and his experiences as a solo traveler to the beautiful wild landscape of the Arctic Circle, Alaska, and the western Canadian provinces.
Crafty and DIY-minded teens can get creative at Re-Make and Take at Main Library on Monday, September 24. Join our recycling crafts series and make the Earth a little greener while making something cool by upcycling used materials.
And, coming on Thursday, September 27, Main Library presents Job Search Readiness. In the course of one morning, you can sharpen your job search skills to ensure you are prepared for all aspects of your job hunt. Topics include: Job Search Resources, Finding Jobs Online, Interviewing for Success, Resume Readiness, and SARTA Travel Training.
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 help you explore the world of eBooks, programs for teens, and much more. For a full listing of events and programs, chec www.StarkLibrary.org/eventscalendar and discover something that enriches and inspires you today.