North Canton Public Library Explore the World
explore the world of health and fitness

Explore the World of Health and Fitness at the North Canton Public Library throughout the month of May!
With the launch of our new logo and accompanying tagline, “explore the world,” all areas of the library are collaborating to explore a common theme each month. May is “Explore the World of Health and Fitness” month.
As if exploration isn’t exciting enough on its own, we’ll reward you for it too!
It’s so easy:
1.       If you don’t already have one, pick up a free guidebook at the library.
2.       Complete one of the May’s activities.
3.       We’ll validate your guidebook coupon for a free day pass to the North Canton YMCA, and enter you in a drawing to win a free three-month YMCA membership.
See all of the options for participating.

family film fridays in bitzer park

The library will present a series of films shown outdoors in North Canton’s Bitzer Park this summer. Mark your calendar for the second Friday of June, July and August! Bring a blanket, a snack and your family. Refreshments will be available. These events are free!
We’re grateful for the support of the city of North Canton, the North Canton Chamber of Commerce, the North Canton Community Growth Association and the North Canton YMCA.
Movies begin at dusk. Children’s activities begin at 7 p.m.

Want to help decide which movie will be shown in June? Vote in our Facebook poll.

Bitzer Park is the green area next to the North Canton YMCA.

eReading options for you
3M Cloud Library is now available in addition to Zinio, OneClickDigital and the Ohio eBook Project. Access all of these through our website.

in the little art gallery

71st Annual May Show

Best in Show Winner
Artist: Erin Wozniak                    
Title: Morning                            
Media: Pastel/Colored Pencil/Graphite
71st Annual May Show is on display through June 2

upcoming programs for adults

Perennial Plant Exchange
   Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
Calling all gardeners:  add to your garden and have fun socializing with your neighbors! Spring is a great time to thin out your beds and add to them with interesting plants for free. Bring them to swap and/or share. No registration required.

Cash Management Workshop presented by SCORE
   Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m.
Cash cycle understanding, bookkeeping system advice, tax payment and more you need to know about managing cash in your small business. Free. Register in advance at 330.244.3280 or
Wildlife Rehab presented by Stark Parks (a family program)
   Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m.
Join a Stark Parks naturalist and live animal ambassador to learn how to live well with wildlife and the role rehabilitation plays in our community. Registration begins May 15 at 330.499.4712 x311.
Pet First Aid presented by Dr. Jennifer Jellison
   Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.
Calling all pet lovers! This informative and fun workshop will teach you the basics of pet first aid. Dr. Jellison will bring some animal buddies for the program, including Sherman, the service dog. Registration begins May 20 at 330.499.4712 x311.
Medicare Simplified
   Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Questions addressed will be: What is Medicare? Do I qualify? How do I enroll? What are my options? What are the varying parts: A, B, C (Advantage) and D? Will I be impacted by healtcare reform? The presentation will be conducted by Jo Ann Reilly, Medicare Specialist. No registration required.
computer classes – they’re new!
Meet Your Computer: computer basics for beginners
   First Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This Personal Computer hardware instruction class will explain what things are, where they go and how they are used. Please register to attend in advance at 330.499.4712 x311.
(Skill requirements: NONE)
What is the Internet: introduction of the Internet and how you can use it
   Second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The class provides an overview of Internet service providers and connections, the ins and outs of a browser and the different types available; and general knowledge of net navigation and tasks. Please register to attend in advance at 330.499.4712 x311.
(Skills required: Basic PC Skills)
Getting Social: social networking for beginners
   Third Wednesday of each month 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Come learn about different social networks like Facebook and Twitter and why they are relevant and convenient, and how they can help organize your life and keep you in contact with family. Please register to attend in advance at 330.499.4712 x311.
(Skills required: Basic PC Skills)
WP Brown Bag: WordPress lunch and learn instruction from user to user
   Fourth Friday of each month at 12 p.m.

Computer Q&A
   First Monday of the month at 1 p.m.
Do you have computer questions, but aren’t sure who to ask? Then check with our computer expert, Gerald Schaefer, at one of these informative sessions. No registration required.
Free eReader Instruction
Please call 330.499.4712 x311 to make an appointment with our IT expert.

Gaming - NEW!

ongoing programs for adults
The Morning News Discussion Group
   Third Friday of the month at 10:05 a.m.
Discuss the headlines of the day with this lively group. No registration required.
Knitting Club for Adults
   First Monday of the month at 6 p.m.
This is a self-directed group. Please bring your yarn, needles
and friends and let the fun begin! All skill levels welcome.
No registration needed.

Book Chats
First Monday, Readable History, Social Issues, Mysteries…we have a group for you! Learn more and see what we're reading.

upcoming programs for teens
Rugby Basics
(grades 8-12)
Wednesday, May 15 at 5 p.m.
DDR Party
(grades 8-12)
Thursday, May 23 at 5 p.m.

Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 3 at the reference desk. Sign up, read, win prizes.

upcoming programs for children

Movie Mania for K-5th graders “Space Jam”
Snack provided! Parents are welcome.
Thursday, May 16 starting at 4:30 p.m.
(space is limited; register at 330.499.4712 x318)
Registration for June programs and the Children's Summer Reading Program
begins May 31.

Baby, Books & Me
Infants-24 month olds with a caregiver
  Tuesdays, 10:30-10:50 a.m.
  June 11, 18 and 25
Digging for Treasure Party 
2-6 year olds with a caregiver
  Saturday, June 29, starting at 10 a.m.
Reading Round-Up
3 year olds-Kindergarteners
with a caregiver
  Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
  June 20 and 27
Movie Mania
K-5th graders
Movie title to be announced
  Wednesday, June 19 starting at 2 p.m.
Akron Zoo’s ZooMobile
K-5th graders
Ticket required
  Saturday, June 22, 10-10:45 a.m.
All Ages Program
  Wednesday, June 26
Enjoy crafts, activities and more anytime between 11a.m. - 3 p.m.
*No registration required

Read to Major, Our Tail Wagging Tutor
Sign up for 10 minutes between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on May 21


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