North Canton Public Library Explore the World
September is “Explore the World of History” month!

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 September’s activities.
3.    Library staff will validate September’s guidebook coupon for a pass to attend NCPL day at MAPS Air Museum FREE October 19. FREE!

Each month, the library’s special incentives are possible thanks to an “exploration” partner. In September, MAPS Air Museum is providing this support.

See all of the options for participating this month.

It's an encore to our film series! Friday, September 13, we're partnering with the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce to show The Goonies in Bitzer Park. Bring a date or your family. Buy dinner from the Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe food truck and enjoy live music from oldies band, The Legends, beginning at 7 p.m.

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

calling all community service
and non-profit organizations!

We will be hosting a community involvement fair Saturday, November 16. 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 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.

"this is the best night of my life!"

One of the attendees of our party to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone, exclaimed this while waiting in line to spend her galleons at our Honeydukes candy store.

We are honored to have been one of 15 libraries nationwide to have been chosen as a winner of Scholastic’s Harry Potter Public Library Contest. Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter series, invited libraries to submit their ideas for a party that would introduce Harry to the next generation of readers. August 27, 2013 marked the 15th anniversary of the first U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

Safe to say that it was one of our favorite nights ever too.

See all of the photos here.

upcoming programs for adults

Local Author Rebecca Snyder
Tuesday, September 3 from 6-7 p.m.
Local author Rebecca Snyder discusses her debut novel, Two Hearts Are Better Than One. Register beginning August 20.

Homestead Act Seminar
Tuesday, September 10 from 6-7:30 p.m.
A representative from the Stark County Auditor’s office will join us to discuss the recent changes to the Homestead Act.

Downton Abbey Tea Party
September 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. or September 24 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Celebrate your love of the Downton Abbey series at our special themed tea party! Chef Sarah Mentzer will be your host on this culinary adventure. Costumes encouraged – history, trivia, and fabulous food will be provided!
Space is limited! Register beginning August 31.

Man’s Love of Flight presented by MAPS Air Museum
Tuesday, September 17 from 6-7 p.m.
Join MAPS for a discussion about the history of flight.

Walgreens Senior Wellness Series
September 18, 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 beginning August 7.

MetLife Financial Series
September 25, 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 beginning August 14.

Karen Hasley: Women Moving West Presentation
Wednesday, September 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.
See the faces of women pioneers. Hear their own words from journals and letters of the time. Come curious. Leave inspired.

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.
Attend the October 9th “Chocolate Treats for the Health-Conscious and Allergy-Prone” program with culinary enthusiast and owner of Four Kids Coffee, Jason Sackett. Sample their famous chocolate brownies and other treats, along with world-class coffee!

More upcoming programs.

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, 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.

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.

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!

The Great Gatsby Extravaganza
Thursday, September 19 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Join us for a Gatsby style party! There will be a time period costume contest, trivia, good food and a special surprise! Register in advance beginning September 5.

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

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

Baby, Books & Me for Infants-24 month olds with a caregiver
Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12
10:30-10:50 a.m.
Registration begins September 16

Tales for Twos for 2 year olds with a caregiver
Wednesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13
10:30-10:50 a.m.

Registration begins September 16

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

K-One Club for Kindergarteners and 1st graders
Mondays, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4
4:30-5:15 p.m.

Registration begins September 16

Family Lego Program for kids in 1st-5th grade with their family
Wednesdays, October 2, November 6 and December 4
4:30-5:30 p.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, September 3, 17, October 1, 15, November 5, 12, December 3
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins September 16

Movie Mania for K-5th graders
An American Tail
on Wednesday, September 18, at 4:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 26

Monsters, Inc. on Thursday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Registration begins September 15
 Duct Tape Program for 3rd-5th graders
Monday, September 23,  from 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Registration begins August 26

Super WHY! Party for 2-6 year olds with a caregiver
Saturday, September 28, starting at 10 a.m.
Registration begins August 26

Hometown Chocolates Lollipop Making for children 3 years and older with a caregiver
Saturday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Registration begins September 16

Halloween Party for 2-6 year olds with a caregiver
Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m.
Registration begins September 30

See more programs for children.


in the little art gallery

“Out of Impulse” featuring the works of Betsy Cavalier
August 28 through September 29


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