Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band to Play Live Concert at Massillon Senior Center

On Tuesday, April 25, the Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band will present a live concert from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Massillon Senior Center, 39 Lincoln Way West. This popular concert series is co-sponsored by the Massillon Public Library.

Painted Rocks Class Offered at Belloni Branch

As part of its new Pinterest Craft Series, the Pam S. Belloni Branch Library is offering a Painted Rock Class on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Painting on rocks is not a new concept—consider the hieroglyphics on cave walls! Recently, however, this art form has become popular as random acts of art, abandoned for passersby to find. Those attending this class will create a painted rock to be abandoned. This program is free and all supplies are provided. No registration required.

Monday Book Discussion Group

On Monday, April 24, the Monday Book Discussion Groups will talk about "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult.

"Growing and Using Herbs" Offered at Pam S. Belloni Branch Library

Just in time for Spring, the Pam S. Belloni Branch Library is offering a "Growing and Using Herbs" class on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs and there's no better way to get them than to grow them yourself in an herb garden. Herbs work almost as well indoors as they do outside. During this class with Master Gardener Eunice Shonk, you will learn how to grow herbs, either outside or inside, and how to best use them in cooking and everyday life!

Special Meeting of Audit and Finance Committee of Massillon Public Library Board of Trustees

The April meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Massillon Public Library will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Pam S. Belloni Branch Library located at the Fairless Elementary School, 12000 Navarre Rd. SW in Brewster. Immediately preceding the start of the Board of Trustees meeting, there will be a very short meeting (starting at 3:00 p.m.) of the Audit and Finance Committee.

For more information call the library at 330-832-9831, ext. 314.

Spring Story Time

Spring Story Times have begun! Family Story Time, for all ages up to grade 6, is on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Children may wear pajamas if they wish as they enjoy stories, rhymes and music! Little Listeners Story Time, for children ages 2-5, is on Wednesdays from 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. and features lively tales, finger plays and participatory activities. Tyke Tales Story Time, for children ages 0-2 ½ years, is on Thursdays from 10:15 – 10:35 a.m., followed by a short playtime.

A Letter from the Director


Sometimes this column can be bright and cheery, but the news this month and its impact on the library is very unhappy indeed.