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Writing Groups, a new Needle Craft group, and a guided tour of Pottermore at Stark County District Library

Writing Groups, a new Needle Craft group, and a guided tour of Pottermore at Stark County District Library

Did you know the Stark County District Library is More Than Books? The library provides free access to dozens of powerful electronic databases covering everything from Chilton’s Auto Repair to World Book Encyclopedia Online. All you need is your library card and access to the internet to get homework help with products like The Student Research Center, access to legal documents with LawDepot, business information through Business Source Premier, and much more. The library also offers informative, entertaining, and enriching programs at all of its 10 locations and through the bookmobile. This week’s schedule of programs includes a new needle craft group, an online visit to Pottemore for the kids, writing groups, and 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.

Did you receive an eReader, tablet, or digital device as a gift over the holidays?Join us at one of the eReaders and Digital Devices Clinics at a branch near you, and learn how you can easily download free library eBooks and eMedia using the Ohio eBook Project site. The program is offered on Tuesday, January 15 at DeHoff Memorial Branch. Here’s a link to the full list of upcoming eReaders Clinics and eReaders classes the library is offering.

Teens can learn how to craft the Perfect Short Story with the help of local author Chris Lambert, who returns to Jackson Township Branch on Tuesday, January 15 to share writing tips, advice, and great stories with everyone.

Teens can get creative with digital photography at the Teen Tech Week Facebook Photo Contest, at Perry Sippo Branch on Wednesday, January 16, and at Main Library on Tuesday, January 22. They’ll get to use the library’s Macbook Pros to create unique snapshots. They can vote on the best photos on Facebook, and the winner from each branch will receive a prize. Here’s a link to the other upcoming Teen Tech Week Facebook Photo Contests at the library.

Plain Community Branch will host Needle Chat, a new needle craft group on Wednesday, January 16. The group will meet weekly through February. Bring your knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or any needle craft project and learn new stitches, share ideas for projects, and meet new people.

Are you thinking about writing a novel, poems, or collecting your family stories for a memoir? SCDL hosts two writing groups that can help you get started, keep writing, and improve what you’ve already written. Women’s Writers Circle meets on Tuesdays throughout the winter at East Canton Branch. Join us for discussions on how to bring your memories to life to share and save and create a family legacy. And, beginning Thursday, January 17, North Branch will offer an Online Writers group for you to share your writing with others for constructive criticism and encouragement. For more information, including how to join, email Shelia at north@starklibrary.org.

Children grades 3-5 can explore the online world of Harry Potter with a guided tour of Pottermore on Friday, January 18 at Lake Community Branch. Pottermore is a website where Harry Potter fans can read the books online, practice spells, make potions, and compete for the House Cup.

On Tuesday, January 22, teens can tap into their creative side after school at North Branch with Krazy Teen Art Kart. Ask at the desk and the teen mobile art cart will be available for you to make something great, plan a group project, or just beat after school boredom.

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.

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Terra Davie January 14, 2013 at 08:50 PM
This sounds really cool!
Dominic Caruso January 15, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Thanks Terra! There are some cool things going on at the library!

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