North Canton Public Library Explore the World

Explore the World of Reading at the North Canton Public Library throughout the month of July!
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. July is “Explore the World of Reading” 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 July’s activities.
3.       We’ll validate your guidebook coupon for a free eco-botanical bookmark, and enter you in a drawing to win a gift pack for book lovers (including gift cards to awesome places like Gervasi Vineyard and Books-a-Million).

See all of the options for participating.

We're so excited to report that more than 200 people came out to enjoy the library's June Friday Family Film in the park. With the support of Premier Bank and Trust, the library will continue the series of films shown outdoors in North Canton’s Bitzer Park this summer. Mark your calendar for the second Friday in July and August! Bring a blanket, a snack and your family. Refreshments will be available.
We’re grateful to Premier Bank and Trust for their sponsorship of this program and to the North Canton Chamber of Commerce, the North Canton Community Growth Association, Northminster Presbyterian Church,
the city of North Canton, Wagoner Moving and the North Canton YMCA for their support.

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

visit us at the farmer's market
Come make crafts with us at the North Canton Farmer's Market Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until noon. This week, our talented Little Art Gallery curator, Elizabeth, will be on-site helping children make their own sun visors!

upcoming programs for adults

Turbo Kick
  Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Always wanted to learn how to kick-box, but not ready to commit to a gym membership? Join us and a personal trainer from Build a Body Fitness for an evening of fitness and fun! Please register in advance beginning July 2.

Personal Safety Seminar
  Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m.
Local crime prevention specialist, James Knight, will talk about ways to stay safe this summer. Please register in advance beginning July 16.

Local Author, Kathryn Long
  Saturday, August 3 at 2 p.m.
Come listen to local author Kathryn Long discuss her latest book, Dying to Dream. Copies will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the program. Please register in advance beginning July 20.

Book to Movie Film Festival
  Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Join us all day to view films as we celebrate “explore the world of film” month! Movies to be announced.

Library Gaming League
Calling all gamers! Join us for PS3 Gaming Sessions. Questions? Call Nate at 330.499.4712 x313.

computer classes – 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 JUly: Plug-ins...Plug-ins...and more Plug-ins!

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 instructor.

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 July programs and the Children's Summer Reading Program
is open now.

July Programs

Reading Round-Up
3 year olds-Kindergarteners with a caregiver
  Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. - 11a.m.

Percy Jackson Party
3rd-6th graders
  Saturday, July 27, 2-2:45 p.m.

August Programs
Registration begins July 22

Tales in Thyme at Hoover Historical Center
Stories presented for3-6 year olds
with a  caregiver
  Tuesday, August 13, starting at 10 a.m.
  *No registration required

Kindergarten Readiness Party
Kindergarteners with a caregiver
  Saturday, August 24, 11-11:45 a.m.

Harry Potter Film Fest
4th -7th graders
Watch the first four movies,
one movie each day
  August 6, 7, 8 and 9 -- Movies start at 2 p.m.


coming soon in the little art gallery

"Match Play" Huggett Serves, Krew Returns
Artists:  Richard Huggett and Judi Krew
July 20 through August 18
Opening reception July 23 5:30-7:30 p.m., everyone welcome!


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