News & Notes – June 2018

Dear Readers,

Does it seem to you that every year just goes by faster and faster? Favorite annual library events certainly came upon me sooner than usual this time, and for some reason bunched together during one month. That made me think that I should share with you all what we’ve been up to, so you can plan to join us next year for one or all. And 2019 will be upon us in a snap.

You know about the Big Read, in which we partner with the Massillon Museum in programming to tie in with a book the whole community reads. Along with dragon-puppet-making, teen Cake Wars and more, the Big Read culminated for us with a field trip visit from 150 WHS students for book discussions. Earlier that week we had to divide and conquer, as I attended the Dixieland Jazz program we sponsor monthly at the Massillon Senior Center, while board member Margy Vogt and our Children’s/PR Manager Laura Klein led the hugely popular Poetry Night. Poet Duane Dodson treated them to a special poem he wrote about our library! The Big Read Keynote speaker took place on the same night as the Ohio Library Council Trustee Dinner, so I called on Adult Services Manager Jessica Watkins to be one place so I could be at the other.

One of the winners of the poetry contest read her poem at the Big Read One-Act-Plays at WHS, which I attended, followed the next evening with our PRISM ceremony. The PRISM award is given by the Library Board to students in Massillon and Fairless districts who exemplify characteristics like persistence and courage. Students are nominated by their teachers, and win books placed in their school libraries, the public library, and a copy for their own. It’s the one night of the library year I’m sure to carry a tissue, because it’s SO uplifting.

And speaking of uplift, the following week we honored the library’s 105 volunteers with an annual dinner. Far from a stodgy affair, this year found attendees playing children’s card games rather than listen to a speaker. (I never thought I’d be dealing out Go Fish cards to our board members!)

After all that activity, I’m doing what Jimmy Buffett suggests in a favorite song of mine: “Breathe in, breathe out, move on.”

In this case, moving on equals setting up a new process for evaluating the outcome of library programming utilizing an online tracking tool from the Public Library Association. We want to know not just what people attend, but how it changes their lives. And I’m putting together final touches for a one-day management retreat so we can build an even tighter team of leaders, since two of our managers have just retired and we have new “family.” (We’re going all the way to the library in Wooster, so don’t picture us all on the beach somewhere!)

I like to take a few lines to answer a patron suggestion or two. For the person who said we need better quality library bags—I’ll look into options for the next order; thanks for pointing it out. You probably have noticed that the audiobooks have finally moved to a better location in the reading room, and new movie posters have been ordered for the AV Room. A suggestion about putting out a big jar for donations comes up periodically, but we’re not comfortable with cash that doesn’t go through the register. We have a lot of responsibility as stewards of public funds, and we don’t want your money to be a snatch-and-grab victim. Instead, please just hand any gift right to a staff member, and they can key it into the register as a donation. I love your generous hearts!

I’m in a nonfiction reading mode right now. It might sounds strange, but Barbara Ehrenreich’s Natural Causes is funny, caustic, and life-affirming, even as is examines the way we obsess over our bodies and try to hold off the inevitable. She reminds us that since the problem is ultimately unsolvable, perhaps we should enjoy every day we have remaining. I hope that includes reading a good book!


Director, Massillon Public Library

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June Story Times

Cooking Up a Story Time
Mondays: June 18, 25 — 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For all ages up to grade 6, accompanied by an adult.
* Registration required. 330-832-5037

Preschool Story Time
Pam S. Belloni Branch Library

12000 Navarre Road SW Navarre, OH 44662-9486
Tuesdays: June 12, 19, 26 — 10:00 a.m.
330-767-9939

Little Listeners Story Time
Wednesdays: June 13, 20, 27 — 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.

Tyke Tales
Thursdays: June 14, 21, 28 — 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For children ages 0-2 ½, accompanied by an adult.

Shake-It-Up Story Time
Thursdays: June 14, 21, 28 — 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.

Simply Stories
Fridays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 — 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
For all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Saturday Story Time
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
1200 Market Street NE Navarre, OH 44662
Saturdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 — 11:00 a.m.
330-879-2113

For more information about Summer Story Times, contact the Children’s Department at 330-832-5037.

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Junior Friends Meeting
Saturday, June 2 — 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Membership is open to students in grades 7 through 12.
Ask how you can join! 330-832-9831, ext. 321

Friends Meeting
Monday, June 4 — 6:30 p.m.
New members always welcome! 330-832-9831, ext. 301

Historical Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, June 5 — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
For more information or to reserve your copy of the book, contact the Reference Department. 330-832-9831, ext. 312

Meditation
Tuesday, June 5 — 6:30 p.m.
Led by guest presenter Gwen Miller. As a prelude to each session, the group will discuss a chapter from the book Empowering Your Soul Through Meditation. The group will meet again on Tuesday, June 19. Registration is required for each session. For more information or to register, contact the Reference Desk at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.

Massillon Genealogical Society Meeting
Wednesday, June 6 — 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meet David Distelhorst, the library’s new Genealogy Specialist and learn why he is excited about local history and genealogy. David will share tips and ideas and is looking for feedback about how he can assist the community with their own research projects. The public is invited to Genealogical Society meetings and programs. For more information, contact the library at 330-832-9831, ext. 350.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YA Creative Writing Workshops
Thursdays: June 7 – August 30
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MFA Student Casanddra Caldwell will host weekly writing workshops for teens in grades 7-12. No registration required. For more information, contact the library at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.

Anime Night
Friday, June 8 — 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to watch Anime and enjoy snacks! 330-832-9831, ext. 321

Beaded Bracelets
A Massillon 2nd Saturday Program

Saturday, June 9 — 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for a free make-and-take craft. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.massillonlibrary.org/SRC2018

 

Oreo Taste Test
Monday, June 11 — 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a blindfolded taste test to try to guess as many flavors of Oreos as they can! 330-832-9831, ext. 312.

Family Fun Night: Fort Night
Pam S. Belloni Branch Library

Tuesday, June 12 — 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Come to the library, pick out a story and READ together in our blanket forts! For more information, contact the Belloni branch at 330-767-9939.

Dance Moves
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library

Wednesday, June 13 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kids are invited to learn different styles of dance and practice their new moves! For more information, contact the Askren branch at 330-879-2113.

Preparing for a ROCKIN’ Good Summer
Pam S. Belloni Branch Library

Thursday, June 14 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kids are invited to decorate a Summer Reading tote bag. Registration required. For more information or to register, contact the Belloni branch at 330-767-9939.

Stories in Motion
Fridays: June 15, 22, 29 — 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Starlight School of Dance will present free dance classes at the library featuring some of our favorite books about music! These classes are for kids who will be in preschool through grade 3 in the fall. No registration required.

Library CLOSED
Saturday, June 16
Cruise on In and Dance Party – Downtown Massillon
Stop by our parking lot and visit us on the bookmobile from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Askren Branch Book Club
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library

1200 Market Street NE Navarre, OH 44662
Tuesday, June 19 — 9:00 a.m.
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
No registration required. For more information, contact the Askren branch at 330-879-2113.

Dixieland Quintet Concert
Tuesday, June 19 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:0 p.m.
All ages up to grade 6 are invited to listen to the fun sounds of Dixieland music provided by the Massillon Community Dixieland Band! No registration required.

Family Movie Night
Tuesday, June 19
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium doors open at 5:15 p.m. Limited seating offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Free popcorn! 330-832-5037

Fossils Rock
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library

Wednesday, June 20 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lynette Reiner from the McKinley Museum will teach kids about different rocks and fossils and help them learn to identify and investigate a variety of samples. Kids can also participate in a hands on activity. Fore more information, contact the Askren branch at 330-879-2113.

Pinterest Craft Series
Wednesday, June 20 — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we try our hand at popular crafts being shared on Pinterest! Space is limited to 15 participants. For ages 12 and up, unless accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 312

Fossils Rock
Pam S. Belloni Branch Library

Thursday, June 21 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kids are invited to learn about fossils with Lynette Reiner from the McKinley Museum. Participants will be able to make their own fossil to take home! There will also be a surprise appearance from a VERY OLD friend! For more information, contact the Belloni branch at 330-767-9939.

Family Movie Night on the Lawn
Pam S. Belloni Branch Library

Friday, June 22 — 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Bring your blanket or lawn chairs to the Belloni branch library’s back lawn and enjoy a movie on the BIG SCREEN! The movie will begin at dusk. Also enjoy the pre-movie crafts, activities and free refreshments! For more information, contact the Belloni branch at 330-767-9939.

Tween Time: Life Through the Eyes of a Wonder
Saturday, June 23 — 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Based on We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
Join the conversation to “choose kind,” sign the Kindness Pledge, and create a make-and-give craft to pass along kindness to someone else. Participate in hands-on, everyday challenges to understand what life is like for someone with a disability. Registration required. 330-832-5037

Monday Book Discussion
Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman
Monday, June 25
An afternoon book discussion will take place at 12:00 p.m. An evening discussion about the same book will be held at 6:00 p.m. No registration required. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.

SARTA Travel Training
Tuesday, June 26 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A valid picture ID is required to receive a bus pass at the end of the training session. Registration required. 855-887-2782

Jazz Tuesday
Massillon Senior Center

39 Lincoln Way West Massillon, Ohio 44646
Tuesday, June 26 — 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This popular concert series is co-sponsored by the Massillon Public Library. For more information, contact Jim Chatterton at jrchatt41@gmail.com.

Bird Music
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library

Wednesday, June 27 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come listen to the music of nature! Rebecca of the Stark
Soil and Water Conservation District will help kids identify the different sounds birds make. Kids can also participate in interactive activities and make a bird craft. For more information, contact the Askren branch at 330-879-2113.

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Wednesday, June 27 — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
All ages up to grade 6 are invited to stop by any time between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to touch, hear, and even PLAY a variety of band instruments. Local musicians will be on hand to demonstrate some of the instruments. Visitors will also be able to make a homemade instrument to take home.

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Pam S. Belloni Branch Library

Thursday, June 28 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come to the Belloni branch to take an up-close look at musical instruments, how they work, and the sounds they make with Fairless Band Director Elizabeth Barkan and a few members of the Fairless High School Marching Band. Make an instrument of your own to take home! For more information, contact the Belloni branch at 330-767-9939.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, June 28 — 4:00 p.m.
The public is invited to attend board meetings.

Bucket Drumming
Saturday, June 30 — 11:00 .M. – 12:00 P.M.
Make some noise in the library! Kids in grades 2 – 6 are invited to learn how to play rhythms and songs with two local musicians on recycled buckets. Home Depot and Sherwin Williams donated new buckets, and Pellegrino Music donated new pairs of drum sticks for the children who attend this program. The drumsticks and buckets may be taken home for continued fun. Bucket Drummers who attend this program will be invited back to play as a group in the Summer Reading Closing Festivities on July 31. Registration required. 330-832-5037

Teen Movie Night
Saturday, June 30 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to a free movie at the library! 330-832-9831, ext. 321.

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Visit the Bookmobile at these special locations in June:

St. Mary’s School Family Literacy Night
Monday, June 4 — 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cruise-On-In & Dance Party (Library parking lot)
Saturday, June 16 — 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Massillon Farmers Market
(Parking lot behind Massillon City Hall)
Saturday, June 23 — 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Massillon Farmers Market
(Parking lot behind Massillon City Hall)
Saturday, June 30 — 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New materials that can be found on the bookmobile include TV series and video games! Up to 20 DVDs and 5 video games can be checked out on a library card.

Notarization Services are now available on the bookmobile by appointment only. Contact the Outreach Services Department at 330-832-9831, ext. 313 and make an appointment to meet our Notary at any scheduled bookmobile stop. An I.D. is required to receive notarization. This service is also available, by appointment, for our Homebound patrons.

www.massillonlibrary.org/bookmobile 

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Summer Reading Fun For All Ages

Celebrate summer at your library with reading programs for kids, teens, and adults! Stop by one of our locations to cool off and check out some books for your summer reading pleasure. Keep track of your summer reading and be eligible for prizes in one of our summer reading programs.

Summer Reading Club
(ages 0 – grade 6)
June 11 – August 4
Children from preschool age through the 6th grade are invited to visit library locations (Main, Bookmobile, Askren Branch, Belloni Branch), keep track of their summer reading, and participate in programs and activities. Those who meet weekly reading goals will earn rewards and entries into prize drawings. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-832-5037.

Teen Summer Reading
(grades 6 -12)
June 11 – August 4
Teens are invited to read and attend summer programs to earn entries in prize drawings. Registration forms are available in the Teen Area of the Main library, at the Askren and Belloni branches, and on the bookmobile. Everyone who registers gets a free gift! For more information, contact Susan Baker at 330-832-9831, ext. 321.

Adult Summer Reading
Watch our website and Facebook page for details about summer reading for adults! For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.

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We are grateful to our sponsors, who make it possible for the library to host special events free to the public, and award books and other prizes for reading clubs and contests.

Amherst Meadows
Arby’s
ARC Randolph & Associates, LLC
Becky’s Obsession Antiques
Blue Heron Cafe
Bob Evans
Buehler’s
Canton Charge
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Chipotle
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Monsters
COSI
Ernie’s Bicycle Shops
Fresh Mark, Inc
Friends of Massillon Public Library
Home Depot
The Hoover Foundation
The Inn at University Village
Kathy Boyd’s Beauty & Barber Salon
Kraft’s Kenpo
Long John Silver’s
Magic Mountain Fun Centers
Massillon Community Dixieland Band
Massillon Museum
Massillon Recreation Center
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
MCTV, Inc.
National First Ladies’ Library
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Pampered Nails Boutique
Papa John’s Pizza
Peace, Love & Little Donuts
Pellegrino Music Center
Ramseyer Farms
Seabay Aquatics & Birds
Sheetz, Inc.
Sherwin Williams
Smucker’s
Sons of the American Legion #221
St. Mary School PTO
Starlight School of Dance
Studio 136 Dance Center
Taco Bell
Teeshopz
VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary #5047
Wendy’s

www.massillonlibrary.org/sponsors

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June Computer Classes
Main Library – 208 Lincoln Way East

Saturday, June 2
Internet Basics — 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2
Internet Email Basics — 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, June 4
Libby App and Library Access from Home
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6
Digital Photo Editing Basics — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12
Windows 10 Introduction — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13
Using Windows 10 File Explorer — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 15
Computer Basics — 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Monday, June 18
Using Windows 10 OneDrive with Cloud Storage
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20
Microsoft Excel Series – Class 1 — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 22
Internet Basics — 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26
Microsoft Excel Series – Class 2 — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27
Microsoft Excel Series – Class 3 — 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 29
Internet Email Basics — 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration is required for computer classes.Contact the Computer Center at 330-832-9831, ext. 327 for more information or to register.