ALL AGES:Check out an item from this monthâ€™s Explore the World display or bring a non-perishable food donation for the Stark County Hunger Task Force.
Each year the library looks forward to supporting community giving programs for the holidays. We average 750 patrons through our doors each day, and we feel that if we can help spread awareness about needs in our community, we want to do that.
For the 2014 holiday season, the North Canton Public Library will host the following:
A â€œGiving Treeâ€ in which names of local nursing home residents, children, and adults are placed on a gift card, along with the age and special need, if any. The tags hang on the tree and library patrons can select a card, purchase a gift and return it wrapped with the tag attached. The gifts are then delivered to the recipients in the various nursing homes, schools and agencies. (begins second week of November)
A â€œMitten Treeâ€ where items such as mittens, gloves, hats, undergarments, and socks for children from infancy to high school age serve as decorations until they are removed and given to â€œA Community Christmasâ€ for distribution to those with a need. (begins second week of November)
A â€œCoats for Christmasâ€ collection box where new and gently used coats can be donated. â€œA Community Christmasâ€ will distribute the coats to Goodwill, Calvary Mission, Refuge of Hope, Wesley United Methodist Church in Massillon, Avondale Kindergarten, Domestic Violence Project and others in need. (through December 9)
A Pawsitive Ohio â€œHoliday Paws Pantryâ€ collection bin where unopened pet food, pet treats and pet toys will be collected for families struggling to feed their companion animals during the holiday months. (begins second week of November)
A Stark County Hunger Task Force collection bin where non-perishable food items will be collected. (November 1-December 30)
Additionally, St. Judeâ€™s Recycled Card Program returns this year. St. Judeâ€™s accepts used all-occasion greeting cards for repurposing to raise money to support programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families. Throughout the month of December, please bring any unwanted greeting cards for our collection basket, and weâ€™ll take care of the rest. At the end of the month, weâ€™ll mail them to St. Judeâ€™s Ranch for Children. Please note that St. Judeâ€™s is unable to accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards.
About: A major exhibition of monumental drawings by the itinerant folk artist, Ferdinand Brader, will open at the Canton Museum of Art, McKinley Presidential Library and Museum and the Little Art Gallery this December. The Little Art Gallery will feature a collection of Braderâ€™s colored pencil drawings.
Opening Reception includes gallery talk presented by Kathleen Wieschaus-Voss, Brader Exhibit Curator, at 6:30 p.m.
The Little Art Gallery is grateful to FLAG (Friends of the Little Art Gallery) for supporting the gallery and its programming.
Altered Book Workshop with instructor, Pam Neff
Thursday, November 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
$20 per person â€” all materials provided â€” all ages welcome
In this one day workshop, you will learn Pamâ€™s book folding for 3D effects, collage for journaling and other book altering techniques. You will create your own work of art and leave with inspiring creative ideas.