North Canton Public Library Explore the World

In December, we're exploring the world of Arts & Crafts. 
We're excited to explore the world of arts & crafts throughout the month of December. The Friends of the Little Art Gallery (FLAG) are providing December’s incentives and many art related activities throughout the month.

We hope you will utilize the library’s “explore the world” guidebooks, allowing you to receive special gifts simply for participating in programs and activities throughout the month. Adults and teens will get to choose an item from our “artist’s toolbox” and children will receive the full art activity kit pictured below, so they can make a salt dough ornament at home.

As a special treat, FLAG has arranged for artists to do live drawing in the library Wednesday, December 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. Artists who will be on-site include Dan Chrznowski, Pam LaRocco, Nancy Stewart Matin and Ted Lawson.
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 December’s activities.
3.   We'll validate December’s guidebook coupons and give you this month's incentives courtesy of FLAG.

art, art and more art!

Visit the library for these terrific art related programs throughout the month of December:
FLAG Tribute Show Opening Reception and Art Talk
Saturday, December 14 from 2-4 p.m. 
FLAG will host this reception for their tribute show, “Artwork from the Permanent Collection.” Light refreshments will be served and FLAG President, Nancy Stewart Matin, will offer a gallery talk about the collection at 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through January 12, 2014.
“Make It & Take It Ornament Craft”
THIS WEEK ONLY! December 3-7
Children are invited to visit the Little Art Gallery December 3-7 to make fun holiday bulb crafts. Clear bulbs and a variety of fun stuffers are available. Children are encouraged to make one for themselves and one to give as a gift.

Teen Scene
Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
Make a mason jar snow globe! Advance registration required.
“Recipe Wranglers” Cookie Decorating for 3rd-5th graders
Wednesday, December 11 at 4:30 p.m. 
Have fun using artistic skills to decorate holiday themed cookies. Advance registration required.
Cookie Exchange
Wednesday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with friends, old and new! Participants will bring two dozen cookies to exchange. The program will also feature games and stories while feasting on milk and cookies. Advance registration required.
Tie-Dyed Teens!
Monday, December 16 at 5 p.m.
Make a t-shirt using a tie-dye technique involving colored sharpies and rubbing alcohol. Register in advance. 
Winter Art Classes
The art class schedule is available on our website. Register now before you get closed out of the class you want.

santa photos are this week!


#givingtuesday (and beyond!)

It's so easy to celebrate #givingtuesday here at the North Canton Public Library. We are collecting dog food for the Holiday Paws Pantry Pet Food Drivepeople food for the Stark County Hunger Task Force, mittens, gloves and hats for A Community Christmas and we have a giving tree too with special gift requests. Come on in and GIVE!

Speaking of giving, we are thrilled with the outcome of our Warm Paws dog house building program. The program, offered in partnerhship with Project REBUILD, provided a total of 12 dog houses to the Stark County Humane Society. The humane society will distribute the houses to dogs who live outside without even the minimal shelter required by law. 

18 teens and middle schoolers worked two evenings straight to complete the houses. We're so proud of them and of this project! now available at NCPL!

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

Cookie Exchange

Wednesday, December 11 from 6-7 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with friends, old and new! Please bring two dozen cookies-you’ll go home with as many as you bring! Don’t forget to bring a container to take home your goodies. We’ll play some fun holiday games and share some stories while feasting on milk and cookies.
Register in advance.

One Book, One Community
Tuesday, December 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us as we discuss this year’s selection, A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression by Ted Gup. Copies are available at the reference desk.

PC Basics: Keyboard? Mouse? OS? 
Second Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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)
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.

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 6:30 p.m.

upcoming programs for middle schoolers and teens

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!

Teen Scene
Monday, December 9 from 6-7 p.m.
Make a mason jar snow globe!
Register in advance.

Tie-Dyed Teens
Monday, December 16 from 5-6:30 p.m.
T-shirt making using a tie-dye technique involving colored sharpies and rubbing alcohol. Register in advance. 

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

Recipe Wranglers: Cookie Decorating for 3rd-5th graders
Wednesday, December 11
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Register in advance please.

Dragon Party for 2-6 year olds with a caregiver
Saturday, December 14, starting at 10 a.m.
Register in advance please.

Candy Land Party for K-2nd graders
Saturday, January 11, starting at 11 a.m.
Registration begins December 16

happy holidays!

Please make a note of our special holiday hours. The library will be closed December 24 and 25. We will close early, at 6 p.m., December 31, and will be closed all day January 1.

Don't worry though, you can still access eMaterials, even when we're closed! Having a holiday cooking dilemma? These magazines will be there to guide you - available through your NCPL Zinio account. Full, current issues and free!


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