"Do You Have a Black Sheep Hiding in Your Family Tree?"

On Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m., guest speaker Barb Amburgey will present "Do you have a Black Sheep hiding in your family tree? How to find them, and what to do with them" during the May meeting of the Massillon Genealogical Society.

Tween Time: Cinco De Mayo

The Children’s and Young Adult Departments of the Massillon Public Library invite kids in grades 4 to 8 to attend “Tween Time.” This series of programs, held on the first Thursday of each month, will feature different themes, from foreign countries to arts and crafts, books and games. On Thursday, May 5, from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., kids will celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Paws to Read

Next session: Tuesday, May 10 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
No registration required.

What's better than curling up with a good book? Cuddling up with a Paws to Read therapy dog and a good book! Kids, dogs, and books—what a great relationship! 

Paws to Read is a very simple concept: Children read to dogs. The dogs listen and don't tease, laugh, or judge the child. The Massillon Public Library offers Paws to Read once a month, giving children the chance to read to therapy dogs.

A Visit with a Hearing Ear Dog

On Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m., the Massillon Public Library will present "Here to Bump and Bump to Hear," a visit with hearing ear dog Sita, and her owner Jane Biehl.

Library to Switch Consortiums

Since 1987, Massillon Public Library has been part of a consortium of libraries that shared a computer system. At first there were seven members, but many years ago Holmes County, Tuscarawas County, Bowerston, and Coshocton County libraries broke away and joined a statewide group of 92 libraries which is now called SEO “Serving Every Ohioan”), leaving the Stark County District, Louisville and Massillon libraries to maintain the existing consortium and share a computer system.