(April 21, 2015) ) Batter up for women’s baseball. Join us Monday, April 27, at 7:00 pm in the library’s Community Meeting Room as Professor Leslie Heaphy presents “Ladies and Diamonds.” Professor Heaphy, from the Kent State Stark campus, will give an overview of women in baseball from the 19th century to the present, concentrating mostly on the World War II period to today. From the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, featured the in the movie A League of Their Own, to team owners of the modern era such as Marge Schott, women have enjoyed America’s on the field as well as in stands. The program is free for all and no registration is required.
(April 14, 2015) The Civil War saw the deployment of much new technology: ironclad ships, repeating rifles, balloons, machine guns, and more. Advances in weapons also drove advances in healing the damage caused by them. Join us Monday, April 20, at 7:00 pm in the library’s Community Meeting Room as Chris Craft presents a new and interesting program on Civil War medicine. Mr. Craft, from the Massillon Museum, will discuss the improvements in surgery and the treatment of wounds on the battlefield. He will also touch on the more general improvements in sanitation and healthcare that were driven by needs of large armies. The program is free for all and no registration is required.
(April 7, 2015) )— Spring is here and we know that you’re planning your garden. This year, why not try raised beds? Join us Monday, April 13, at 7:00 pm in the library’s Community Meeting Room as Karen Santee tells us all about “Raised Bed Gardening.” Ms. Santee, from the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center at the University of Mount Union, will explain site selection, bed construction ideas, soil improvement, planting, and more. The program is free for all and no registration is required.
Spring is here and thoughts turn to growing things. This year, don’t forget our animal friends when planning your garden. Join us Monday, April 6, at 7:00 pm in the library’s Community Meeting Room as Lynette Reiner tells us all about “Gardening for Wildlife.” Ms. Reiner, from the McKinley Museum, will show you how to make your yard an ideal home for wildlife. Learn what kind of plants will attract butterflies and birds to your garden. The program is free for all and no registration is required.