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TeensCREATE

2022-12-13 16:00:00 2022-12-13 17:30:00 America/New_York TeensCREATE Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore. Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room

Tuesday, December 13
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-13 16:00:00 2022-12-13 17:30:00 America/New_York TeensCREATE Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore. Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room

Jackson Community Branch

Entire Meeting Room

Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore.

Tabletop Tuesdays
Dec 6, Jan 3 | Like board games? Join us for an awesome time and meet some new people while exploring your favorite tabletop games and discovering new ones! 

Anime Club
Dec 13, Jan 10 | A club for everything anime. Come enjoy different activities like trivia, ranking, discussions, drawing fan art, papercraft, and anime viewing. 

Art Workshop
Feb 7, Feb 14 | Try out some new art mediums, learn some new techniques, free draw, or try a new prompt.

Jackson Community Branch

jackson@starklibrary.org
Phone: 330-833-1010
Branch manager
Sarah Bowen

Hours
Mon, Jan 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 Closed

About the branch

The Jackson Community Branch is located at the heart of Jackson Township and serves a large community of all ages and interests.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jan 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Want to have winter fun without the cold? Come join us for winter play where families can complete a scavenger hunt, create snow, and decorate their own snowball.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Jan 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Innovation Center
What is “the cloud”? How does it work? Learn how to access files from anywhere using cloud storage options such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Jan 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Ever wonder how humans and dogs sled race in the Iditarod? Want to know the true story of Balto? Join us for an up-close look at sledding equipment & see how a real Siberian husky gets harnessed!
Registration is now closed

Sat, Jan 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Join us in celebrating Chinese New Year! 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. Enjoy a special storytime and adopt your own special reading buddy to take home. Adoption certificates included.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jan 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Exploration Gateway - A
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.
This event is full

Canceled
Mon, Jan 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Madge Youtz Branch
We are going on a bear hunt. A frozen bear hunt, that is! Join us for fun, hands-on sensory play, along with an amusing story and some cheerful singing and dancing.

Mon, Jan 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Mon, Jan 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Exploration Gateway - A
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Learn how to use the Cricut to design labels you can use to organize your home. Looking for inspiration? Join us on Jan 26 to learn from expert Amy Traugh on how to get started with home organization.

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Learn how herbs and other plant ingredients can be used to create your own natural teas that can help soothe, calm, and improve those winter blues.

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Tue, Jan 31, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Get ready to create, explore, and play together at the Library while building early literacy and school readiness skills. Play clothes are recommended because some of the activities may be messy.

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Get ready to create, explore, and play together at the Library while building early literacy and school readiness skills. Play clothes are recommended because some of the activities may be messy.

Tue, Jan 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Jan 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Calling all homeschool families! Connect with the library and other homeschool families in your community as we explore different topics with books, activities, and fun for the whole family.

Tue, Jan 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Join us to learn the process of bullet journaling. Bullet journals are a simple way to track the past, present, and future in a concise way. Simple to learn and easy to build upon.

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - McKinley Room
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 10:20am
East Canton Branch
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Books and literature-based music, songs, rhymes, and activities will keep little ones moving while reinforcing early literacy concepts.

Wed, Feb 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
East Canton Branch
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Wed, Feb 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Wed, Feb 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Celebrate Black History Month with us! Contribute to our community quilt by exploring and learning about influential African Americans throughout history. Can't make it? Stop by any time in February!

Wed, Feb 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Let's get artsy! Each week will have a new process art project inspired by a Coretta Scott King Award winning illustrator.

Thu, Feb 02, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Thu, Feb 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - SA 232
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
North Branch
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Celebrate Black History as we feature amazing African American writers.

Thu, Feb 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 12:30pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Thu, Feb 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Thu, Feb 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Innovation Center
Flick, swish, tap, and pinch - learn how to use these gestures to get the most out of your iPad. We'll also cover how to install apps, use the camera, and change various settings.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 02, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Celebrate the release of Heartstopper Volume 5. Play a little trivia, draw/color comics, explore new comics on webtoons, make wild guesses about our favorite characters, and more!

Thu, Feb 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics. Books available at check out desk.

Fri, Feb 03, 9:00am - 10:00am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills. Fun with bounces, songs, books, and bubbles for adults with babies ages 0-18 months.

Fri, Feb 03, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Canton Branch
Hone your writing skills with other local writers! Flesh out story ideas, learn more about writing, create story boards, receive feedback, and enjoy the company of local writers.

Fri, Feb 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Discover your next read. Stop in to listen to the first chapter of your new favorite book and take home your own copy to finish!

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Plain Community Branch - Meeting Room A (South, Partial)
Imagine, create, and build with LEGO® and/or DUPLO® bricks (provided).

Sat, Feb 04, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Plain Community Branch - Meeting Room B (North, Partial)
Join us in making a variety of instruments you can use create your own music. The instruments will include a tambourine, maracas and a harmonica.
This event is full

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Fight for the title of Super Smash Bros. Champion on the Library's Nintendo Switch! Registration is required to join the tournament and prove your skills.

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Virtual/Online Events - Zoom Room 1
Renate Yarborough Sanders explores how she used DNA matching combined with documented genealogical research to confirm the family of origin of her enslaved great-grandfather.

Sat, Feb 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
We will be talking self-care as we whip some gloss. Lip gloss, that is! Come experiment and create your own lip gloss.
This event is full

Sat, Feb 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
East Canton Branch
Imagine, create, and build with LEGO® and/or DUPLO® bricks (provided).

Mon, Feb 06, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Stop in during library hours all this week to view one-of-a-kind art pieces created by Black artists from our very own DeHoff community. You won't want to miss this!

Mon, Feb 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - SA 231
3D printers, and Cricuts, and Sewing Machines, oh my! Come meet our Maker Space and the equipment that is available for you to use for your projects.
This event is full

Mon, Feb 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Exploration Gateway - A
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Mon, Feb 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Exploration Gateway - A
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
East Canton Branch
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Mon, Feb 06, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Craft, read, use tech, enrich yourself, and make friends. Projects are always new and exciting. You can also use our build materials to create in your own way.

Mon, Feb 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore.

Mon, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - McKinley Room
Whether you're an avid writer with years of experience or someone who's only ever considered putting your thoughts to paper, this workshop is just the thing to get your creative juices flowing.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Tell your stories through journaling. It is a great way to preserve and hand down your memories. Questions will be presented in a fun way to jog those memories.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Canton Branch
Become an artist and let your creativity flow. Each month a new art skill will be taught and a masterpiece will be created. Artwork will be displayed in the library for the community to enjoy.

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Join us for a conversation with Willis Gordon, Veteran’s Affairs Chairman of the Ohio NAACP, about Ohio's Black Medal of Honor recipients.

Tue, Feb 07, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Stop in during library hours all this week to view one-of-a-kind art pieces created by Black artists from our very own DeHoff community. You won't want to miss this!

Tue, Feb 07, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 07, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Library and Jackson Ridge! Meet others from the community, craft cards and bookmarks, and play Valentine's Day bingo. Supplies will be provided.

Tue, Feb 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
What is hospice, exactly? When does someone require hospice care? A professional from the Cleveland Clinic will discuss the benefits of hospice while dispelling some of the myths surrounding it.

Tue, Feb 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Innovation Center
Email is becoming an increasingly important form of communication. Create a Gmail account, learn how to log in, then practice composing an email you can send to friends, family, or colleagues.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Tue, Feb 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore.

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Exploration Gateway - Room B
This month's Trail Tales features snowy fun! Join Stark Parks to visit with wintery animals and learn how to identify them on your next hike. Take home a challenge sheet for more outdoor inspiration!

Tue, Feb 07, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Meet the local Black artists showcased in the African American Art Expo. Chat with the artists in person to ask questions and learn about the inspiration behind their one-of-a-kind masterpieces!

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - McKinley Room
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual/Online Events - Zoom Room 1
Joe Welsh, Curator of Collections, will share his observations on the health of the marine ecosystem...locally and beyond. Learn how ocean warming has changed that environment.

Wed, Feb 08, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Stop in during library hours all this week to view one-of-a-kind art pieces created by Black artists from our very own DeHoff community. You won't want to miss this!

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Innovation Center
Want to access the library's digital resources but aren't sure where to start? Learn how to use FREE apps such as Libby, Flipster, Hoopla, Kanopy, and the Stark Library app to access them all!

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Preserve your memories at the Library! Learn how to make salt dough and create a keepsake of your child's footprints. Paint will be provided to take home and use to decorate your creation.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 10:20am
East Canton Branch
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Books and literature-based music, songs, rhymes, and activities will keep little ones moving while reinforcing early literacy concepts.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:15am
East Canton Branch
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Have you hit a brick wall with your research? Need help getting started? Not sure where to go next? Bring your questions and enjoy a roundtable discussion with our very own genealogy staff.

Wed, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Let's have some fun making clouds as we learn about Dr. Warren M Washington, leading atmospheric scientist and the first African American president of the American Meteorological Society.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - McKinley Room
Prepare to be enthralled, amused, and amazed as nationally recognized Affrilachian storyteller Lyn Ford shares folktale adaptations rooted in African and African American storytelling traditions.

Thu, Feb 09, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Stop in during library hours all this week to view one-of-a-kind art pieces created by Black artists from our very own DeHoff community. You won't want to miss this!

Thu, Feb 09, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Thu, Feb 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - SA 232
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00am - 11:30am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Celebrate Black History as we feature amazing African American writers.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 09, 11:00am - 12:30pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Thu, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - McKinley Room
Whether you need to congratulate a friend, wish someone well, or make your loved one a valentine, a handmade card is the way to go! Learn different techniques and then create your own to give or keep.

Thu, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore.

Thu, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Thu, Feb 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Learn how recycling benefits the land and ocean while making a mesmerizing, upcycled jellyfish!

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Plain Community Branch - Meeting Room B (North, Partial)
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Exploration Gateway - Room B
B-I-N-G-O! Join us for an evening of Library Book Bingo and book-related trivia.

Fri, Feb 10, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Stop in during library hours all this week to view one-of-a-kind art pieces created by Black artists from our very own DeHoff community. You won't want to miss this!

Fri, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
East Canton Branch
Learn basic library skills, like how to search our online catalog, find books, and place holds.

Sat, Feb 11, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Stop in during library hours all this week to view one-of-a-kind art pieces created by Black artists from our very own DeHoff community. You won't want to miss this!

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Join us for some BINGO fun! We will play at least 3 games which means 3 chances to win books and more. **No cash prizes.**

Sat, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Learn about early Ohio and the Underground Railroad with a storytime and interactive activity. Suggested for students in grade 3 and above.

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Explore and play with a variety of technology at our drop-in tech playground. Meet robot friend Dash, build an alarm, or create a 3D drawing as you code, circuit, and problem solve! For ages 4+.

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Innovation Center
Join us for a monthly discussion of major ideas, inventions, discoveries, music, and books that have contributed to the advancement of our civilization.

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Who doesn't love a sweet treat? Mix, measure, and hone your cooking skills while making some delicious snacks. This is a nut-free event, and gluten-free options will also be available.

Sat, Feb 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Do you love curling up on the couch to watch a sitcom? Then join Martin Gitlin as he discusses the past 70 years of sitcom history and challenges you with trivia!

Mon, Feb 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Exploration Gateway - A
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Literature-based music, songs, rhymes, and activities will keep little ones moving while reinforcing early literacy concepts.

Mon, Feb 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Exploration Gateway - A
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Main Level
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Mon, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Ditch your cable bill by finding alternatives such as Netflix, YouTube, and more. Learn how to turn a standard flat-screen TV into a Smart TV using devices such as a Roku, Chromecast, and Fire Stick.

Mon, Feb 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Kids are chemists! Explore chemical reactions and learn about women chemists at this hands-on program.
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Mon, Feb 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
East Canton Branch
Love coffee? Learn from a Muggswigz barista all that goes into making a good cup of Joe, including the roasting process, what to look for when selecting a coffee, and how to make espresso.

Mon, Feb 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Settle in for an evening of dice-rolling, card-playing, turn-taking fun. No experience? No problem. We'll go over all the rules beforehand.

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Calling all young environmentalists! Let's dive in and learn more about ocean pollution and conservation while also discovering ways to reduce your carbon footprint. This one will be a splash!

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Tue, Feb 14, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Calling all homeschool families! Connect with the library and other homeschool families in your community as we explore different topics with books, activities, and fun for the whole family.

Tue, Feb 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Valentine’s Day is a good reminder to celebrate the best Valentine, YOU! Stringed Fantasy will serenade you as you create your own valentine and collect self-care information to take home with you.

Tue, Feb 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Innovation Center
Email is becoming an increasingly important form of communication. Create a Gmail account, learn how to log in, then practice composing an email you can send to friends, family, or colleagues.

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore.

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Innovation Center
Engage with fellow writers, discuss what you're writing (and reading), and get the words flowing through creative prompts!

Wed, Feb 15, All day
East Canton Branch
Book sales include gently used books, CDs, DVDs and other materials donated by the community or no longer needed at the library.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - McKinley Room
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Get ready to create, explore, and play together at the Library while building early literacy and school readiness skills. Play clothes are recommended because some of the activities may be messy.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 10:20am
East Canton Branch
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Books and literature-based music, songs, rhymes, and activities will keep little ones moving while reinforcing early literacy concepts.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
East Canton Branch
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Thu, Feb 16, All day
East Canton Branch
Book sales include gently used books, CDs, DVDs and other materials donated by the community or no longer needed at the library.

Thu, Feb 16, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Thu, Feb 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - SA 232
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:00am - 11:30am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Main Level
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Celebrate Black History as we feature amazing African American writers.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - McKinley Room
Discover thousands of online, expert-taught crafting classes…available for FREE using your library card! Learn how to paint, knit, screen print, sew and more!

Thu, Feb 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Each year many people, especially older adults, fall victim to scams. Learn tips and strategies for how to keep yourself safe from falling victim to scams.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Get ready to create, explore, and play together at the Library while building early literacy and school readiness skills. Play clothes are recommended because some of the activities may be messy.

Thu, Feb 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
An inclusive club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to come together, have some fun, and meet new people.

Thu, Feb 16, 11:00am - 12:30pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Thu, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Thu, Feb 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Canton Palace Theatre
Celebrate Women in Science with marine science communicator, educational “mermaid," & rising TV star, Danni. Books available for purchase and signing. Funding provided by Herbert W Hoover Foundation.

Fri, Feb 17, All day
East Canton Branch
Book sales include gently used books, CDs, DVDs and other materials donated by the community or no longer needed at the library.

Fri, Feb 17, 9:00am - 10:00am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills. Fun with bounces, songs, books, and bubbles for adults with babies ages 0-18 months.

Sat, Feb 18, All day
East Canton Branch
Book sales include gently used books, CDs, DVDs and other materials donated by the community or no longer needed at the library.

Sat, Feb 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Relax in analog - with board games, playing cards, books, word puzzles, coloring pages, and anything else without a screen. Come by yourself or bring the whole family to meet new people and have fun!

Sat, Feb 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Dr. Deborah Abbott from the African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland will speak about experiences, resources, and how to overcome obstacles in tracing African American ancestries.

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Join us in learning about majestic polar bears and their ocean habitat. Create a polar bear luminary while also learning why ocean conservation is critical to their existence via STEM activities.

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Innovation Center
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Imagine, create, and build with LEGO® and/or DUPLO® bricks (provided).

Tue, Feb 21, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Get ready to create, explore, and play together at the Library while building early literacy and school readiness skills. Play clothes are recommended because some of the activities may be messy.

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Tue, Feb 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Pour painting is the process of applying paint to a surface by pouring rather than using a brush to create an interesting, one-of-a-kind work of art. Come learn the process and then create your own!
This event is full

Tue, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Come and show off your Nintendo Switch skills in tennis, volleyball, bowling, and more! Who will be the MVP?

Tue, Feb 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Curious about the impact that plastic bottles have on our waterways? Learn about the effect of water pollutants, dive deep into the water filtration process, and get creative while upcycling plastic!

Tue, Feb 21, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Singlade Ball is a folk craft originating in Denmark and southern Sweden. Learn how to embroider your own hand-stitched ball with scraps of leftover yarn and a darning needle.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Innovation Center
Want to connect with others using the popular video conferencing software, Zoom? Learn the basics of how to create an account, schedule a meeting, join a Zoom session, and more.

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Get creative with your fandoms and cosplay by making a shirt. Learn how to create a graphic, cut it, weed it, and press it for a fun, finished result. Please bring your own dark colored shirt.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Innovation Center
Flick, swish, tap, and pinch - learn how to use these gestures to get the most out of your iPad. We'll also cover how to install apps, use the camera, and change various settings.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 10:20am
East Canton Branch
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Books and literature-based music, songs, rhymes, and activities will keep little ones moving while reinforcing early literacy concepts.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
East Canton Branch
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - SA 232
Make some noise, make some art, make a memory. Try new and noisy ways to be creative! Paint with egg shakers, create portraits "with bells on," and make a windchime to bring the rhythm home.

Thu, Feb 23, All day
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Thu, Feb 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - SA 232
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 23, 10:00am - 11:30am
North Branch - Meeting Room | Main Level
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Celebrate Black History as we feature amazing African American writers.

Thu, Feb 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - McKinley Room
Put your "trash" to good use! Join us to make sustainable, often functional, art out of what you already have laying around the house.

Thu, Feb 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Thu, Feb 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Freshen up your bowling skills in a new way! Learn how to use the Nintendo Switch to compete in a virtual bowling game.

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Don't be taken in by scams! Learn tips and tricks to be a savvy consumer and keep your money and personal information safe.

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Thu, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Thu, Feb 23, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
East Canton Branch
Your table is waiting at the book café where you will be served an exciting menu of teen lit.

Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Browse and discuss the newest YA mysteries over a hot beverage. Have a mystery you read recently that you loved? Tell us about it! Maybe even work as a team to solve a few mysteries yourself!

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Exploration Gateway - Room B
Do you love cookbooks and recipes as much as we do? Come to our roundtable with local author, Sara Bir, cookbook author and senior editor with the recipe website Simply Recipes.

Sat, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - SA 231
In this beginner sewing class, learn how to use a sewing machine to your very own, custom pillowcase! They’re beginner-friendly, fun to make, and can be put together in no time.
This event is full

Sat, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - McKinley Room
Learn from local Black entrepreneurs about their successes, challenges, and experiences as business owners in Stark County.

Mon, Feb 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Exploration Gateway - A
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Mon, Feb 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Exploration Gateway - A
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Mon, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Lower Level
Book banning and challenges are on the rise. The Banned Book Club will read titles that are being questioned, discuss the challenges brought against them, & talk about why diverse books are important.

Mon, Feb 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Come and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books and Movies are available at the check-out desk.

Mon, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
North Branch - Meeting Room | Main Level
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Mon, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - McKinley Room
Whether you are a beginner, novice, or expert, the whole family is invited to come and join the fun! Chess boards are provided.

Mon, Feb 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Learn about different countries and cultures by making crafts and learning about customs, food, and traditions. A different country will be explored at every meeting.

Mon, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch - Meeting Room
Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore.

Mon, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - SA 232
Calling all artists! Do you appreciate a good book cover? Try to create or recreate the cover to your favorite book using paint and canvas. A variety of art supplies will be provided.

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Perry Sippo Branch - Meeting Room
Do you consider yourself a Jack of all trades? Do you spend too much time watching daytime game shows? Come use that knowledge to win some prizes at Perry's General Trivia Night!

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Canton Branch
Learn about the ocean through yoga and sensory play.

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sandy Valley Branch - Meeting Room
Join fellow knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while sharing tips and tricks.

Tue, Feb 28, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library
Pick up a Backpack for Kids packed with meals for your child between the ages of 3 and 17.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Introduce your child to the world of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Plain Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Storytimes open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families.

Tue, Feb 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Calling all homeschool families! Connect with the library and other homeschool families in your community as we explore different topics with books, activities, and fun for the whole family.

Tue, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Jackson Community Branch - Entire Meeting Room
Like spicy, hot foods? Come ready to test your ability to take the heat! Challenge your friends or come to cheer on participants. Either way, it'll be fun!

Tue, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Exploration Gateway - Room B
Join us to hear about the connection between Ohio and the ocean. We'll explore pollution, its impact on the oceans and health of Ohioans, and talk about solutions we can get involved with in Ohio. 

Tue, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Tue, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Madge Youtz Branch - Meeting Room
What are your hopes, dreams, and goals for the future? Join us in a remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. We will explore his "I have a dream" speech, while creating our own personal dream capsules.