Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? If you are looking forward to gardening, hiking, or just getting outdoors this spring, you can read new issues of great gardening and outdoors magazines for free, digitally, through the library with Zinio. It’s a nice service that makes it possible to read complete issues on your internet-enabled tablet, mobile device, or computer. There are no holds, wait lists, or late fines, and the library subscribes to a good selection, such as Garden Design, Country Gardens, Organic Gardening, Mother Earth News, Outside, BirdWatching, and more. Here’s a link to the library’s Zinio page for more information.
As always, each program listed 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.
Are you an artist or a member of the arts community in need of funding for your next project, performance, exhibition, or anything else arts-related? Get a valuable overview of foundation fundraising at Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts on Tuesday, March 19. Learn how to identify funders supporting individual artists, explore the option of fiscal sponsorship, and create a step-by step plan to find funding for your needs as an individual grantseeker.
Following the class, you’ll get to meet representatives of groups helping artists in Stark County, including Tricia Ostertag, Community Arts Manager of Arts in Stark. Space is limited, so don’t wait to register for this invaluable program.
Teens can get a leg up on the newest technology on Tuesday, March 19 at Sandy Valley Branch. At Technology Rocks, we’ll preview some of the latest technology, so you’ll know what’s what.
Celebrate Women’s History Month at East Canton Branch on Wednesday, March 20. McKinley Museum curator Kim Kenney will present Women’s Suffrage: A Celebration of Persistence. Join Kenney for a look back to 1848 and the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Learn about the abolitionists movement’s link to the fight for Women’s Suffrage and how the 19th Amendment came to be.
Teens can break out of some of the recurring winter dreariness this week with a fun Hawaiian Luau Party at Madge Youtz Branch on Thursday, March 21. Put a little sunshine in your Spring Break at our island themed party.
Sandy Valley has poetry programs for all ages next Monday and Tuesday. Teens can Party with Poetry on Monday, March 25 with an afternoon poetry powwow. And, that evening (March 25), adults can get ready for the library’s annual poetry contest at Poetry in a Jar by taking home their own poetry kit. On Tuesday, March 26, kids grades 1-5 can enjoy hilarious animal poems at Poetry in the Wild. Children will have the opportunity to create their own poems that they can enter in the poetry contest.
Learn how to make beautiful homemade greeting cards to keep or send to loved ones at Spring Greeting Cards on Monday, March 25 at Plain Community Branch. Limited supplies will be available, so bring any special scissors or additional supplies you’d like to use.
Occupational Therapist Andi Michelson will visit Jackson Township Branch on Monday, March 25 to present Cognition and Brain Health. Learn practical and fun ways to enrich your brain, as well as lifestyle and health-promoting behaviors at this popular program.
Teens can earn community service credit hours at Jackson Township Branch beginning Monday, March 25 through Saturday March 30 at Spring Clean at the Library. We could use your help in tidying things up for spring, and you might even have some fun while you’re volunteering.
Main Library will present a Job Workshop on Tuesday, March 26. Job hunters can learn about Job Search Resources at the library, as well as how to find jobs online. You can also get practical tips on interviewing, resume readiness, and how to best present yourself for success. SARTA Travel Training will also be offered. And, Thursday, March 28 is the 8th Annual Opportunities Job Fair where there will be approximately 25 employers present to accept resumes and talk to you about job opportunities.
Learn how senior citizens can continue living comfortably and safely in their own homes at Aging in Place on Tuesday, March 26, at Perry Sippo Branch. Occupational Therapist Andi Michelson will demonstrate how this can be done with adaptive equipment for bathing, dressing, and dining.
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.