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Participate in this month's Explore the World of Imagination programming and receive a bookmark, button and imagination idea notepad.


ADULTS: Participate in our creative writing contest. Visit the adult services desk for details. Three prizes will be awarded!

TEENS: Get your imagination on at our October 16 crafty program.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS: Learn about TomTod Ideas and participate in an interactive program led by Executive Dreamer, Joel Daniel Harris, October 7. Register here.

CHILDREN: Attend the Creature Creations program October 30. Advance registration required. Or complete a Make It, Take It activity in the children's department this month.

ALL AGES: Check out an item from this month’s Explore the World display or bring a non-perishable food donation for the Stark County Hunger Task Force.

“When This Cruel War Is Over,” song sheet, 1863. (The Gilder Lehrman Institute, GLC04706.26)

30 Days of Wonder

October 2-31, 2014
 

The North Canton Public Library joins a collective group of libraries in Stark County to explore “the wonder of Wonder” throughout October. The book, Wonder, by author R.J. Palacio is this year’s selection for the One Book, One Community program in Stark County. 

Wonder has bridged generations, appealing to all ages, with its beautiful message encouraging kindness. Children love the book, as do adults and seniors. Wonder uniquely delivers an important message about empathy with humor and a captivating story.

The book is really a great choice because it is centered around kindness and October is anti-bullying month as well as Character Counts! month. Each day in October, patrons will be invited to participate in something related to the story, whether it be a children’s program, a passive program, a social media campaign or a book chat. Some of these will be joint programs with other libraries, but most are unique to the North Canton Public Library. There will be something for community members of all ages. 

We’re excited to do our part to help advocate for kindness in Stark County!


Highlighted events to be held at the North Canton Public Library include:

October 13 - Wonder Book Discussion for all ages at 6 p.m.

October 18 - Mr. Puppet’s no bully themed ventriloquist/puppet show for children at 11 a.m. 

October 23 - PACER’s Unity Day when the NCPL staff will “Go Orange” against bullying and encourage the North Canton community to join them in wearing orange.

October 29 - Don Bartlette, Ph.D. visits to speak about his book, Macaroni at Midnight, chronicling his life story.
 

View the full list of 30 Days of Wonder programs.

Programs for Children

Family Lego Club (this is part of a series)
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
 
Baby, Books & Me (this is part of a series)
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am
 
Tales for Twos (this is part of a series)
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am
 
Reading Round-Up (this is part of a series)
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Mother/Daughter Book Club (this is part of a series)
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm 
 
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

See all upcoming children's programs here.

Programs for Teens and Middle Schoolers

Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm

Teen Flix - showing The Blindside
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 
Oct 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 
Oct 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Programs for Adults

Oct 1 – Oct 31
 
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
 
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


See all upcoming adult programs here.

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

In the Little Art Gallery


Out of Print featuring the work of Pam Neff

On display: October 16 - November 9

Opening reception: October 19, 2-4 p.m.

Image: Trike


The Legacy of Ferdinand Brader

On display: December 11, 2014 - January 8, 2015

Opening reception: December 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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 Brader’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.

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