Food and Nutrition Program Begins Tuesday, September 8

The library is pleased to partner with the Stark County Office of the OSU Agricultural Extension Service to host its Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.   Beginning on Tuesday, September 8, at 7:00 pm, Danielle Massey will teach an eight-week workshop focusing on nutrition, physical activity, and parenting practices to help families succeed in making healthy changes.   Each week includes useful tips on shopping and meal planning, help with picky eaters, information on new foods, recipes with samples, exercise and health information, and much more.   A snack is included during each workshop along with fun giveaways to help create a healthy lifestyle.    This free program focuses on parents with children, but all are welcome.  The sessions meet in the library’s Community Meeting Room and no registration is required.  

Welcome Back Students

(August 20, 2015) Another school year begins and we are happy to welcome students back to the library.  Remember that your library card is the key that unlocks a vast store of entertainment and information--books, movies, CDs, audiobooks, and more from this library and 91 other public libraries across Ohio; downloadable ebooks and audiobooks from the Ohio Digital Library; downloadable music, movies, and audiobooks from Hoopladigital; in-depth online instruction in over 60 languages from Mangolanguages; and access to full-text magazine articles, encyclopedias, and reference books from the Ohio Web Library.  All for no charge with your Minerva Public Library card. 

Library Closed Thursday, August 13

The library is having maintenance work done on the electrical system and will be closed all day this Thursday.   In order to have time to make sure things are working correctly, the library will not open until noon on Friday, August 14.  Library voicemail will not be available most of Thursday.   Coincidentally, the library catalog will also be down much of Thursday for an upgrade.  No library materials are due on days the library is closed. 

Adult Summer Reading @ the Library

(July 27,2015)  Running out interesting summer activities?  There's still time to Escape the Ordinary and participate in the Adult Summer Reading program.  Read or listen to a book, or watch a movie, fill out a review form and perhaps win a fabulous prize.  Pick up some entry forms at the main desk, and return them by August 3.  It doesn't get much easie


Wild Suburbia!--Monday, 7:00 pm

(July 16,2015) Coyotes, bears, and bobcats, oh my!  It’s backyard wildlife at the Minerva Public Library on Monday, July 20, at 7:00 pm.  Adam Zorn from the Mt. Union’s Nature Center will present an informative and surprising program on the larger predator mammals showing up in Ohio’s backyards and parks.  Adam will provide background information on foxes, coyotes, bears, and bobcats, and discuss how to get along with these unlikely neighbors.  When there’s a coyote in your backyard, what do you do? This program is free and no registration is required. 


Friday, July 10 BOOK BLAST features Jim Kleefeld’s HERO MAGIC Show

Our Friday, July 10 BOOK BLAST features Jim Kleefeld’s HERO MAGIC Show.  Heroes All Around Us! Heroes in Books! Heroes in Comics! Heroes in the Movies! Jim's new show Hero Magic is all about real and fictional Heroes and Superheroes from fact, fiction and all walks of life. Fun for children and parents alike, this exciting show features stories and tales mixed with magic, all about heroes like Thomas Edison, Superman and Batman, Doctors, Teachers and Librarians - and even Mom and Dad! As always, Jim's shows are interactive, so children get to help create the magic all along the way!  BOOK BLAST is a family program for all ages.  Children ages 18 and under receive a FREE meal, so bring a towel or small blanket to use while you sit on the floor and eat and enjoy the show.

Pickles!--Monday, July 13, 7:00 pm

(July 8, 2015)   Have you ever wanted to make pickles, but weren't sure which cucumbers to use or which pickle mix to choose? Perhaps you couldn't decide whether to do 7-day pickles or quick process. Do you eat them right away or preserve them for later?  Come to our pickle making and tasting night to have your questions answered.  Chris Kendle from the OSU Extension Office will clear up pickle mysteries, share recipes, demonstrate pickling, and provide free samples.  This program is free and no registration is required. 

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