North Canton Public Library Explore the World

Explore the World of Animals at the North Canton Public Library throughout the month of June!
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. June is “Explore the World of Animals” 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 June’s activities.
3.       We’ll validate your guidebook coupon for a free day pass to the Akron Zoo and enter you in a drawing to win a free family membership to the zoo.

HUGE THANKS to the Akron Zoo for partnering with us this month.
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.
We’re grateful for the support of the city of North Canton, the North Canton Chamber of Commerce, the North Canton Community Growth Association, Wagoner Moving and the North Canton YMCA.

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

summer art class registration is now open!

Scrap Crafts, Jewelry Making, Watercolor, Fairy Homes, Experimental Science Art and more! See all of the details and register for classes through our website.

making dirt cups at the farmer's market

Come make dirt (dessert) cups with us at the North Canton Farmer's Market this Saturday and next (June 8 and 15) from 8:30 a.m. until noon. We'll have information about our "dig into summer reading" and "explore the world" programs.

upcoming programs for adults

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. Register 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. Register 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 healthcare reform? The presentation will be conducted by Jo Ann Reilly, Medicare Specialist. No registration required.

Library Gaming League
   Saturday, June 29
Calling all gamers! Join us for a PS3 Gaming Session. Questions? Call Nate at 330.499.4712 x313. Register at 330.499.4712 x311.

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.
COMING IN JUNE: Did you know that there are 10 (maybe one or two more) really important things you should do once you've started your WordPress site to ensure the best WordPress experience? During this WordPress Brown Bag Session, we'll go through those steps live, one by one on an active WordPress site so you can see exactly what you should do. We'll answer questions along the way and get you off to a great start. Joe Rozsa, organizer of WordCamp North Canton and Owner and Creative Director of Trailer Trash Design will be your presenter.

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.

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 middle school students and teens

Teen Summer Reading
Register now for the teen summer reading program. Learn how you can read your way across the United States and win fabulous prizes along the way!

North Canton Public Library at 100
A writing contest for students grades 6-12. The library will celebrate its 100th birthday in 15 years. What will it be like? Imagine your library in 15 years when you are going to be between 27 and 33 years old, and write about it. There are prizes and a time capsule involved. Get all of the details here.

upcoming programs for children

Registration for these June programs and the Children's Summer Reading Program
is open now.

Baby, Books & Me
Infants-24 month olds with a caregiver
  Tuesdays, 10:30-10:50 a.m.
  June 11, 18 and 25
All Ages Program
  Wednesday, June 26
Enjoy crafts, activities and more anytime between 11a.m. - 3 p.m.
*No registration required


coming soon in the little art gallery

Flemish Pearls
Artists: Frank Dale and his Students
June 15 through July 13
Opening Reception June 15 from 2-4 p.m.


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