(June 12, 2014) The library will hold its summer book sale for four days only during the Minerva Homecoming, June 18-21. Books for all ages and interests will be sold for 25 cents each. Proceeds support programing and guest speakers at the library this year.
(June 12,2014) John C. Haines, from Stark County, served in two regimental bands during the Civil War: the 19th and the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; both regiments were organized in Stark County. Music was an important part of military life and the story of regimental bands is not well known. Join us Monday, Jun 16, at 7;00 pm, when local author Paul Hobe will regale listeners with tuneful tales of Haines and the regimental bands. Hobe also will present interesting stories of the 19th OVI, which formed in the Alliance area and served throughout the Civil War. This well-illustrated presentation includes recordings of period band music.
(June 3, 2014) Join us Monday, June 9, at 7:00 pm as local historian John H. Barnett presents the exciting story of the Confederate cavalry raid through Indiana and Ohio in July, 1863. Union troops under Major General Ambrose Burnside gave chase through 19 Ohio counties, fighting the only Civil War battle in Ohio, at Buffington Island, which saw the death of Carroll County’s Major John McCook. Finally, after a pursuit of over 500 miles, Union cavalry ran the remaining Confederates to ground near Salineville. This program is suitable for the whole family and will be held in the library's Community Meeting Room.
(May 31, 2014) If you have finished 5th grade or up, this creative activity is for you. Come have fun learning more about drawing Cartoons and Manga with cartoonist, Doug Laubacher. Call the library at 330-868-4101 to sign up!
(May 21, 2014) Edibles can be incredible! We will use various foods to make or break your knowledge of scientific theories. Can you sink a marshmallow? Will liquids become edible solids? Join our science librarian, Kilowatt Kathy, to find the answers to these and many more crazy questions on Wednesday afternoon, June 11 from 2:00 to 3:30. Kids who have completed Kindergarten through high school may sign up for this Family Fun Special at the youth desk or call 330-868-4101. Parents are encouraged to join us, but no preschoolers, please.
(May 13, 2014) Do you need a resume? Not sure where to start? Come to the library Monday, May 19, at 7:00 pm and learn how to mix up a winning resume at the Resume Ingredients Workshop. Amy Miller, a Resource Center Manager with OhioMeansJobs Stark and Tuscarawas Counties, will show you how to get started. Find out how to create a resume that employers will read. Learn what information goes into a good a resume, and what information stays out. Discover different kinds of resumes and which type is best for you. The workshop wil be held in the Community Meeting Room and is free.
(April 25, 2014) Don't miss this entertaining family activity for kids 6 and up on Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.! Each child will create a toad house from a clay flower pot, decorating it with small pebbles and shells. A parent will be needed to assist children under 12. The library will provide all materials but you may bring along your own favorite small stones or shells to personalize your toad house. Space is limited so sign up soon by visiting the Youth Desk or call 330-868-4101.
The library will be open Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th from 10AM - 5PM.
Love Legos? Now's your chance to play! On Saturday, April 19 th from 2:00-3:30 pm, children ages 6 and up (and their parents/caregivers) are encouraged to stretch their imaginations and build to their hearts content with our Leogs. Bring your creativity, and we will provide the rest! Space is limited and this program ALWAYS fills up fast, so please call 330-868-4101 to sign up.
(April 16, 2014) Dig out your topographical maps and your metal detectors and head to the library Monday, April 21, at 7:00. Author Wendy Koile will discuss her new book Legends and Lost Treasure of Northern Ohio. Missing French gold isn't even the half of it. Join treasure hunters and local history buffs for this fascinating talk that's fun for the whole family.