April is National Poetry Month, and Stark County District Library is celebrating with numerous poetry programs, including the Canton Repository co-sponsored 2nd Annual Blackout Poetry Contest, and Poetry for Grownups to name but two. Listen @ the Library, a wonderful collaboration between the Canton Symphony and the Library returns in April as well. Additionally, we'll be visited by authors George Davis and Christopher Rudy who will present their new book, The Last Victim.
As always, each program below 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 have the Poetry Creation Station set up for grades K-5. Kids can discover their inner poet with fun poetry games during Spring Break, Monday, Mar 26 through Saturday, Mar 31. Will they arrive at a solution for the age-old conundrum, What rhymes with orange? I have a feeling this might be the year.
Another installment of the Financial Series at Main Library is scheduled for Wednesday, Mar 28. Savvy Social Security will be presented by Mark Clendenin, a professional Financial Planner from the Resource Financial Group. He'll be on hand to present Social Security issues and answer your questions about Social Security and how to plan for your financial future.
Teens can get competitive at the DeHoff Games on Thursday, Mar 29 at DeHoff Memorial Branch. Join the fun with classic board games and card games.
The 2nd Annual Stark County District Library and Canton Repository Blackout Poetry Contest begins on Sunday, Apr 1 and runs during library hours through Apr 7, at Main Library. The contest is for Grades 2 through Adults. Create an original poem by blacking out words in an article or on a newspaper page. The words you leave unmarked form the poem. You'll never get writer's block this way, and you may just create something profound.
Speaking of poetry writing styles, Regis McCafferty, author, poet and member of the Greater Canton Writers' Guild and the Academy of American Poets with present Poetry for Grownups at Jackson Township Branch on Monday, Apr 2. He'll introduce you to some great poetry and different writing styles. Bring a favorite poem (written by you, or someone else) to the program to share.
On Tuesday, Apr 3, Listen @ the Library returns to 2 library storytimes: one at Plain Community Branch, and a second at Lake Community Branch. The Listen @ the Library Storytimes for Children are a unique collaboration between the library and the Canton Symphony Orchestra, combining classical music with illustrated children's literature for a fascinating and entertaining story time. Additional Listen @ the Library Story Times are coming to a branch near you, click here for the schedule.
Authors George Davis and Christopher Rudy will present their new true-crime book, The Last Victim on Tuesday, Apr 3 at Lake Community Branch. Davis, a retired Akron Beacon Journal reporter/editor and Rudy, a criminal investigator will talk about the investigation and arrest of one of the most dangerous criminals in Northeast Ohio history.
Don't forget The 13th Annual Poetry Contest going on now at the library. And coming up in a few weeks will be the Tour de SCDL, a weeklong event during which you will have the opportunity to win one of several Amazon Kindle eReaders (which were generously donated by SCDL Friends of the Library groups)--just by getting to know your library a little better. It runs from April 9-13, with a big finale at Main Library on April 14 where we'll have music, crafts, downloads, snacks, and of course, the prize drawing.
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