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The Little Art Gallery's Annual May Show is designed to recognize the talents and achievements of local artists. The call is open to any artist at least 16 years of age residing in Stark County. All works submitted must be original, recent and not previously exhibited in the Little Art Gallery. All media, with the exception of photography (unless altered as mixed media fine art), will be accepted for consideration. The 2015 Annual May Show opens the first week of May and will be on display in the gallery through May 30.
More information.


The North Canton Public Library has joined the Read Aloud 15 Minutes Campaign. Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a non-profit organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care. They believe that when every child is read aloud to for 15 minutes every day from birth, more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, more children will have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school, and more children will be prepared for a productive and meaningful life after school. 

Earth Day Programming

The North Canton Public Library will kick-off Earth Week 2015 with a Lorax Party for all ages! 

Make plans to join us Saturday, April 18!

11 a.m. - Live music with Earth Advocate and musician, Zach, pizza topped with locally grown ingredients generously provided by Sol Pie Pizza, and Earth friendly, Lorax themed activities. 

12 p.m. - Watch The Lorax and enjoy Lorax themed treats.

Upcoming Programs for Children, Teens and Adults

For Children 

new! easy. open. accessible.
We are no longer requiring registration for the ongoing children’s programs listed below. So, pop-in for a storytime or join us for a Lego Club. We hope you can make the full session of each program, but we understand if you can’t. And if you’re that family who always intended to register, but forgot, come join us! We know you’re busy. We know committment can be hard. We’re embracing the flexibilty that families need. BUT we still plan to see you, so mark your calendars!

Ongoing Programs

No registration required. Please let the children’s department know if you’d like reminder eMails or calls.


Baby, Books & Me for newborn-24 month old with caregiver

Tuesdays, 10:30-10:50 a.m.

March 3, 10, 17, 24


Tales for Twos for two year olds with a caregiver

Wednesdays, 10:30-10:50 a.m.

March 4, 11, 18, 25


Reading Round-Up for 3-5 year olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

March 5, 12, 19, 26


Evening Story Time for families with 3-5 year olds 

(siblings welcome)

Tuesdays, 6:30-7 p.m.

March 24 and April 28


K-One Club for kindergarteners and first graders

Mondays, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

March 2, 9, 16 


Family Lego Club for children in grades K-5 with a caregiver

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

March 4, April 1, May 6


Mother/Daughter Book Club 

for girls in grades 3-5 with their moms

Thursdays, 6:45-7:30 p.m.

March 26, April 23

Pick up the selected book title at the Children’s Desk.


Special Interest Programs

Registration IS REQUIRED for the following programs. 


Crafty Kids for 1st-3rd graders

Fridays from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

March 20, April 17

Join us to complete a variety of fun crafts!

Register at


Fun and Games for Families 

Saturday, March 21 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Register at

Spy School for grades 3-5

Monday, March 23 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Register at


Read to Sarge, Our Tail-Wagging Tutor

Register in person or by phone for a 10 minute session.

Tuesdays, between 6:30-7:30 p.m.

March 3, 17

See all of our children's programs.

For Teens and Middle Schoolers

Crepes, the Second Take

Friday, March 6 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Join us to make crepes filled with fruit and whipped cream. Yum!


Second Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m.

Join us as we relax after a hard day of school with a movie and some delicious food. Movies to be announced. Signed permission slips will be required for any movies with a PG-13 rating. March 12th, we will show Mockingjay, Part 1.

Teen Adventure Time Party

Tuesday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m

Come for Adventure Time viewing, games, crafts and more! The Land of Ooo awaits!

Teen Gamer Club

Thursday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m

Do you love video games? Then join us for this new monthly program in which you and your fellow gamers can unite to talk, play, eat and breathe video games! The future activities of this club will be decided by the group members, so don’t miss out on being a part of shaping this new library tradition. 


Teen Graphic Novel Club

Thursday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Whether you are a comic book nerd or a manga junkie, you won’t want to miss our new Teen Graphic Novel Club! Join us as we gather together to discuss our favorite graphic novels, do fun activities, discuss which graphic novels should be added to the library’s collection, and just enjoy the company of some fellow graphic novel fans. The focus of future meetings will be decided by the group.


There's more!
See all of our upcoming programs for teens and middle schoolers.

For Adults


NCPL Knitting Group
March 2 at 6 p.m.

Join this self-directed group for plenty of encouragement, friendly support and fun. 


Timebanking Orientation Returns

Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Due to high demand, the library is excited to offer another introduction for the North Canton community to the timebanking concept. The Stark County Community Timebank offers a community-building program where skills, talents and passions are exchanged.

Sewing Machine Basics

Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m.

Thinking about purchasing a sewing machine? Already own one, but not quite sure how to use it? We'll show you! Please register in advance.

Cookbook Club

Tuesday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Do you love to cook? Are you eager to try new recipes, but hesitate to spend money on ingredients for a dish your family may not enjoy? Cookbook Club is the perfect place for you! Bring a covered dish to share as well as the recipe and we’ll spend time sampling and discussing each other’s creations. January’s theme is healthy cooking. Plates and flatware provided. Call 330.499.4712 x311 for more information.

Feral/Stray Cat Caretaking

Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m.

Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends offers this program to help community members understand, care for and spay and neuter free-roaming cats in our area. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) will be explained and resources will be shared. 

Exploring the Arts with Al Albecete

Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m.

Join former curator of the Canton Museum of Art, Al Albacete, in the second of his three-part series exploring the arts. This installment will include an in-depth exploration of the violin. We are honored to host this program in partnership with the brilliantly knowledgeable, Mr. Albecete.

New! Read the New York Times online free any time you are inside the library.

We're blogging!

Hear from our librarians and other staff members through our new blog. They will be sharing information about upcoming programs, the latest book and film releases, literacy and a whole lot more! 

You can find their blogs at


The library’s art classes, organized through the Little Art Gallery, are designed to meet the needs and abilities of each student as well as to foster creativity, social skills and individual growth. 


Mixed Media classes provide experience working with a variety of materials and processes including painting, drawing, collage and 3-D materials.


Classes are held one day a week for eight weeks.

Session Fee: children’s $30; adult $40

Register at

In the Little Art Gallery

Art from the Classroom
featuring the artwork of North Canton City Schools and St. Paul’s School

Intermediate School Exhibit

On display February 26 - March 15

Opening reception: Thursday, February 26, 5-6:30 p.m.


Elementary School Exhibit

On display March 19 - April 5

Opening reception: Thursday, March 19 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Up next: The 73rd Annual May Show
Call for Entries is now available.

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