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Photo Shows, Knitting Groups, Back-to-School, and a Visit from Author and Education Expert, Diana Boggia, at Stark County District Library

Photo Shows, Knitting Groups, a visit from author Diana Boggia: Find something that enriches and inspires you at Stark County District Library.

Check out the results of some of Stark County District Library’s Photo Contests at one of two Photo Shows this week. Back to school season has arrived and Stark County District Library has a program for incoming kindergarteners, as well as one for teens to spruce up their lockers. Learn an enjoyable, social, and productive craft this week by joining one of our knitting groups. Plus, meet author and education expert Diana Boggia, and learn about parenting with a purpose.

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.

On Tuesday, August 14, visit the Perry Sippo Branch to see the photographic accomplishments of those of your friends and neighbors who participated in this year’s Photo Contest at Perry Sippo’s Dream Big! Photo Reception. Main Library’s Dream Big! Photo Show is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, so be sure to stop by and admire the artistic talent in your community.

Families are invited to Plain Community Branch on Wednesday, August 15 for our Summer Reading Wrap Up. There will be something for everyone with crafts, games, refreshments, and prizes as we celebrate the finale of our camping themed fun for the summer.

Also on Wednesday, August 15, Stark Parks and Perry Sippo Branch welcome back the Musical Memories Orchestra for a Summer Sounds Big Band Concert. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the August evening with music of the Big Band era and ice cream provided by the Perry Sippo Friends of the Library. The performance will be moved indoors if the weather is uncooperative.

Teens can get ready for back-to-school at Rock Your Locker on Wednesday, August 15 at Sandy Valley Branch. Drop in and hand craft your own personal locker fashions to create an oasis of awesomeness in your school. Or something like that. Get into the spirit by reading Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson or Schooled by Gordon Korman.

If you have a child starting kindergarten this year, Hello Kindergarten is a special story time to welcome them to their new school experience on Thursday, August 16 at Lake Community Branch.

Research your family tree at Finding Your Stark County Ancestors on Saturday, August 18 at Plain Community Branch. This program for teens and adults will examine what Land Records can tell you about your ancestors, and how you can find their property on a modern map.

Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, there’s no better time to learn a relaxing, social, and creative craft like knitting. There are three knitting groups meeting at SCDL locations on Monday, August 20. In Stitches: Knitting for Adults meets at Sandy Valley Branch. Knitty Gritters Knitting Club meets at Lake Community Branch, and In the Loop Knitters meets at DeHoff Memorial Branch. All skill levels are welcome, as are crocheters, and the groups meet regularly and frequently throughout the rest of the year.

Also on Monday, August 20 at Main Library you can meet author, education expert, and syndicated writer Diana Boggia. She will be discussing her new book Parenting with a Purpose, as well as techniques to bring out the best in your child. Books will be available for sale at the event. This is the first of several visits to Stark County District Library Boggia will be making this Fall.

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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Morgan Day August 13, 2012 at 04:58 PM
P.S. That Rock Your Locker event sounds pretty awesome.
Dominic Caruso August 13, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Hi Morgan! Plain Community Branch is going to host "Knit or Dye" for adults on Wednesdays in September, beginning September 5. If you know a teen who's looking to learn or perfect his/her knitting skills, there's also a "Knit or Dye" for teens that'll meet on Tuesdays in September, starting September 4. And Madge Youtz Branch is going to host Needlepoints (knitting, crochet, and needlework) on October 1, November 5, and December 3.
Dominic Caruso August 13, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Rock Your Locker will be fun, I'm sure! The library has been doing more teen programs that are focused on crafts, hand making items, and upcycling or re-purposing used objects to make new art, or decorations, or what-have-you. Just a sampling: Re-Make and Take Craft Series at Main Library coming this fall, Teen Art Club (TAC) at Perry Sippo Branch, and Backpack Suncatchers at Madge Youtz. Fun days ahead!
Morgan Day August 14, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I can definitely make one of those classes. Thanks so much for the info!
Kathy Tuttle August 15, 2012 at 07:34 PM
I am a member of the knitting group at the North Canton Public Library and we do meet on Mondays from 6-730pm. During the summer it is only once a month but with the fall approaching, I believe it will be every other week. We need new members so please join us. Kathy Tuttle

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