If you've never been to a poetry reading, you're missing out. It's a treat to see the author present the poem in her or his own voice and it brings the writing to life before your eyes (and ears). There are two opportunities to experience poetry out loud this week at Stark County District Library at the Youth Poetry Café and at Poetry Open Mic Night. Also planned for this week: fun with science experiments for kids on Saturday, books adapted for the big screen, and a homeowner information class, among other programs at a branch near you.
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.
If you are job hunting, check out The Job and Career Accelerator. It is an excellent database that can help you sharpen computer skills, prepare for licensing and certification tests, build a successful resume, search available job listings, and much more. Learn how you can make it work for you at North Branch on Tuesday, May 15.
Perry Sippo Branch has a fun on-going lunchtime program called From Book to Big Screen. Each month features a different book that has been adapted for a movie: you read the book, see the movie, and talk about the differences, similarities, themes, and whatever else strikes you. On Tuesday, May 15 they'll be talking about Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment by Julie Powell and the movie Julie and Julia starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. They've also got some great stuff planned for the summer, including The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Eat, Pray, Love.
Homeowner Information Class is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at Plain Community Branch. The program is presented by attorneys and sponsored by Community Legal Aid and Stark County Bar Association. They'll be there to answer your questions about legal issues surrounding home ownership--from how to obtain free legal help, to determining whether bankruptcy is an option to keep your home.
Experience poetry out loud and off the page at the Youth Poetry Café on Thursday, May 17 at Main Library. Students who entered the library's Poetry Contest are welcome to come out and read their poems to an audience. Parents, teachers, and poetry lovers are welcome. The kids always do a great job, so this event will be a lot of fun.
Local authors George Davis and Christopher Rudy will come to Main Library on Saturday, May 19 to talk about their true crime book, The Last Victim, which chronicles the investigation and eventual arrest of one of Northeast Ohio's most dangerous criminals.
Kids grades K-5 can tap into their inner scientist and enjoy some amazing experiments at Saturday Science on, appropriately enough, Saturday, May 19 at Main Library.
And, there's another chance to experience poetry out loud at Poetry Open Mic Night, on Tuesday, May 22 at Main Library. We'll hear poems from adults who entered poems in the 13th Annual Poetry Contest and from other poets and poetry fans.
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.