North Canton Public Library Explore the World

In October, we're exploring the world of chocolate!


The North Canton Public Library offers several delectable options for exploring the world of chocolate in October. Dedicating one of our exploration months to chocolate was an obvious choice! Yum. A search for “chocolate” in the library’s catalog brings up 438 results ranging from cook books to fiction books to movies to music and more. October is the perfect month to explore a sweet subject with trick-or-treat celebrations approaching.


Please explore with us! It’s so easy:

1.    If you don't already have one, pick up a free guidebook at the library.
2.    Choose and complete one of October’s activities.
3
.   We'll validate October’s guidebook coupon for a free package of chocolate from Hometown Chocolates, and entry in a drawing to win a chocolate filled gift basket.

Each month, the library’s special incentives are possible thanks to an “exploration” partner. In October, North Canton's own Hometown Chocolates is providing this support.

See all of the options for participating this month.




Our fall issue of the "on the shelf" print newsletter is on now available. Look for a copy in your North Canton City Schools elementary student's backpack or in this Saturday's issue of North Neighbor News. You can also pick up a copy here at the library.



calling all community service
and non-profit organizations!


We will be hosting a community involvement fair Saturday, November 16 from 12 - 2:30 p.m. The fair aims to help community members find a volunteer or service opportunity that is a great match for them. The library averages 750 patrons through our doors each day, and we'd love to introduce those people to your organization as they begin to look for ways to "give back" during the upcoming holiday season. If your organization would like a free table at this event, please email ccooper@northcantonlibrary.org to register.

The North Canton Public Library is committed to corporate social responsibility including programs like this involvement fair, and our ongoing monthly "meet the need" program.




new! borrow a Kindle from the ncpl

We are circulating Kindle Paperwhite devices as part of our collection. Each comes preloaded with more than 50 books (a mix of fiction and nonfiction). Kindles can be placed on reserve through our online catalog.

How it works:
1. Must be at least 18 years old.
2. Must have a library account in good standing (no outstanding fines and all contact information current).
3. Checkout period is two weeks. Overdue fine is $1 per day. If not returned within 28 days of being overdue, borrower will be charged the replacement cost of the device.




upcoming programs for adults
Register for these programs at the reference desk or 330.499.4712 x311


Walgreens Senior Wellness Series
October 16, November 20 from 2-3 p.m.
Join us and your local Walgreens for our ongoing senior wellness series. A pharmacist will be on hand to answer any questions. Please register in advance.

MetLife Financial Series
October 23, November 27 from 2-3 p.m.
Join MetLife representative, Anthony Nicodemo, as he discusses things to consider when planning your financial future. Please register in advance.

Symphony Sneak Peak
Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us for a fast-paced, fun, and informative overview of the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s thrilling 76th season. Goody bags with coupons, a ticket raffle, and edible surprises await.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Saturday, October 5 from 2-3 p.m.
Come hear Robert Grau recount his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail.


Chocolate Treats for the Health Conscious and Allergy Prone

Presented by Four Kids Coffee
Wednesday, October 9 from 6-7:45 p.m.
Join culinary enthusiast and owner of Four Kids Coffee, Jason Sackett. Sample their famous chocolate brownies and world-class coffee.

Journey Stories: Touring and Exploring with NCPL
Saturday, October 19 from 1-3 p.m.
Join Walsh University Museum Studies professor, Dr. Katherine Brown, and Dan Rice from the Ohio Erie Canal Coalition for a presentation on the Smithsonian Institution and how transportation has impacted society, respectively.

Ohio Paranormal Society

Tuesday, October 22 from 6-7 p.m.
Are you afraid of ghosts? Rod Perrier from the Ohio Paranormal Society isn’t! He’ll talk about investigations that he and other members from the society have conducted over the years and the scientific process behind what they do.

Massillon Museum Program
Saturday, October 26 from 2-3 p.m.
Massillon Museum Archivist, Mandy Altimus Pond, will offer tips and techniques for recording oral history using a variety of equipment, from cassette tapes to digital audio and video recorders. 


Graveyard Rockers - a program for all ages!
Wednesday, October 30 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Live music for the entire family.

Promoting Community Betterment through Random Acts of Kindness
Wednesday, November 6 from 6-7 p.m.
Come learn about the Foundation for Community Betterment and how you can easily join their Random Acts of Kindness movement.

Community Involvement Fair
Saturday, November 16 from 12-2:30 p.m.
Join us and meet with organizations seeking volunteers as we enter the "season of giving."

More upcoming programs.


COMPUTER CLASSES
PC Basics: Keyboard? Mouse? OS? 
Second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If these are terms that confuse you, this is the class for you! This class focuses on the very essentials of computer operation. If you are new to computers, or looking for a refresher come and join us. Please register to attend in advance at 330.499.4712 x311.

What is the Internet: introduction of the Internet and how you can use it
Third 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
Fourth 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.
This casual group gathers to learn about WordPress, free open source web software that anyone can use to create easily customizable websites and blogs, using the thousands of available plugins and themes. All are welcome.
 
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 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.


ONGOING PROGRAMS
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 required.

Friends of the Library Meetings
Second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.


BOOK GROUPS
First Monday, Social Issues, Mysteries, History...

See what we're reading here.

 



upcoming programs for middle school students and teens


Middle School Mania 1

Friday, October 4 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Soap busters! Mix and stir your own crazy concoction. Makes a great gift!

Teen Scene
October 14, November 11, December 9 from 6-7 p.m.
Hang out. Make Stuff. Eat food.

Chocolate Covered Anything for Teens
Monday, October 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
If you can dream it, you can dip it! Chocolate and plenty of “dippables” provided.

Middle School Mania 2
Friday, November 1 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Our lips are sealed! Learn how to make lip balm and a cool duct tape craft!

Middle School Mania 3
Friday, December 6 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Learn to make the yummiest crepes for you and your friends! Crepes and plenty of toppings will be provided!

Young Adult Art Program
Monday, December 16




upcoming programs for children
Register for these programs at the children's desk or 330.499.4712 x318

Reading Round-Up for 3-5 year olds with a caregiver
Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14
10:30-11 a.m.

Registration begins September 16

Anyone’s Guess: Interactive mystery club for 2nd-3rd graders
Thursdays, October 10, November 14, December12
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Registration begins September 16

Mother/Daughter Book Club for girls in 3rd-5th grades with their moms
Thursdays, October 24, November 21, December 19
6:45-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins September 16

Read to Major, the Tail-Wagging Tutor
Sign up for a 10 minute reading time slot
Tuesdays, October 1, 15, November 5, 12, December 3
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins September 16

Movie Mania for K-5th graders
Monsters, Inc. on Thursday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Registration begins September 15
 
 Halloween Party for 2-6 year olds with a caregiver
Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m.
Registration begins September 30


Grossology for 3rd-5th graders
Tuesday, October 29
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Registration begins September 30

Trick or Treat in the Library for children of all ages
Dress up and visit different stations around the library for some treats!
Thursday, October 31
Visit any time between
11-12 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 pm.
*No registration required

“Lemonade Ripple” for children 5 and older, presented by
the Foundation for Community Betterment
Saturday, November 9
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins October 15

Forensics for 4th-5th graders
Wednesday, November 13
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Registration begins October 15


See more programs for children.
 



in the little art gallery



The Little Art Gallery Proudly Presents the work of Amy Schlabach on display October 5 through November 3.

Please join us for an artist reception Tuesday, October 8, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

 

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