Newsletter - June 2017

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On this rainy spring day, I look outside the library and see an eyesore on our front lawn, an industrial lift bucket straddling the walkway. It’s going to be shared with the painters of the eaves above the front porch, and then be used to install the decorative gold “shield” that has been    3-D printed in wood after the original plaster one fell from the building.

But when they delivered it by flatbed truck last Friday, the lift bucket broke down. Yesterday an industrial machinery repair person came to fix it. And now, rain is expected for days.

When all of this work is done, we will have a ribbon-cutting to thank our donors for the pillars, railing and decorative trim.  But I can’t even guess when to put it on the calendar, so watch for news. Like any of you who have ever done home remodeling, projects like this tend to take much longer than expected, and we are VERY ready for this to be completed so you can again stroll up to the beautiful front porch of your library. Sometimes I think we could build a new building in the time it takes for repairs to happen on an historic building…but of course we won’t!

I don’t have an update for you on the proposed library funding decreases either. As I write this, the Ohio Senate still is working on their budget. We should know more by the next newsletter.

I hope as you plan your summer activities, you’ll take advantage of the wonderful Summer Reading Club programs planned by the children’s department and branches for your family. Adults, there is plenty for you as well, from computer classes to author visits. I hope to see you!

My reading this month is very eclectic. I’m almost finished with a smart, self-aware memoir of Monkee Michael Nesmith, "Infinite Tuesday." I was the perfect demographic for that silly TV show, ten years old when it debuted and distinctly recall being a whining pest in a department store until my grandmother bought me their first album. But Nesmith’s own story is one of personal growth and a lifelong battle against what he calls the “celebrity psychosis” of fame and wealth in which he left a wake of misery, family betrayals, and affairs, and suffered professional disappointment and a mysterious paralyzing illness. Fortunately he inherited a fortune from his mother, who invented Liquid Paper! The guy can write, and has plenty to write about.

And in fiction, what is better than passing by the new book shelf and seeing a new book by a favorite author when you’ve somehow missed the news she wrote a new one? That’s how I felt yesterday when seeing Lorna Landvik’s "Once in a Blue Moon Lodge." I’ve never been in Minnesota, but I sure feel like I know the place and people thanks to Landvik. This is a sequel to her bestseller "Patty Jane’s House of Curl" which came out over 12 years ago. I just checked, and we can get you that first book on Search Ohio, or you can borrow the e-audio book from the Ohio Digital Library. I can’t remember much about Patty Jane, but have no doubt I’ll love this witty and warm cast of characters on their own merits.

Whatever you’re reading, enjoy!

Director, Massillon Public Library

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Simply Stories
Fridays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
For all ages, accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Little Listeners Story Time
Wednesdays: June 14, 21, 28
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
For children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Tyke Tales
Thursdays: June 15, 22, 29
10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
For children ages 0-2 ½, accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Shake-It-Up Story Time
Thursdays: June 15, 22, 29
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
For children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Family Story Time
Mondays: June 19, 26
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
For all ages, accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

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Junior Friends Meeting
Saturday, June 3 --- 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Membership is open to students in grades 7 through 12.
330-832-9831, ext. 321

Friends Meeting
Monday, June 5 --- 6:30 p.m.
New members always welcome! 330-832-9831, ext. 301

Internet for Beginners Class
Tuesday, June 6 --- 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
An introduction to navigating the Internet and World Wide Web using a computer laptop, including a demonstration of the popular Web browsers being used today on the Microsoft Windows system. Experience using a computer mouse, keyboard, and the Windows operating system is necessary to take this class. Registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 327

Coloring for Grown-Ups
Pam S. Belloni Branch

Tuesday, June 6 --- 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of relaxing, creative entertainment.
No registration required. Contact the Belloni branch for more information. 330-737-9939

Historical Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, June 6 --- 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
“The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore
For more information or to reserve your copy of the book, contact the Reference Department. 330-832-9831, ext. 312

Meditation: Compassion & Forgiveness
Tuesday, June 6 --- 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Featuring guest presenter Gwen Miller. A beginners’ introduction will be provided at 6:30 p.m. At 6:45, the group will meditate together and then move into that night's topic. Registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 312

Genealogical Society Meeting
Wednesday, June 7 --- 6:30 p.m.
At some point, everyone encounters barriers in their genealogy research known as "brick walls," often appearing impossible to work around. When all the obvious possibilities have been exhausted, the strategies of other researchers can become very useful considerations. During the June meeting of the Massillon Genealogical Society, attendees can present their brick walls in either their genealogy or local history research, allowing others to share what they have found to be solutions to their own roadblocks. No registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 337

Confessions of an OSU Usher
Thursday, June 8 --- 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a unique insider's perspective on Ohio State University football as an OSU usher reveals some of the most humorous, unusual and captivating experiences of this very dedicated group. Trevor Zahara will share exclusive stories of coaches and teams and, best of all, what happens in The Horseshoe when the gates are closed! This free program will be held in the library’s auditorium and no registration is required. For more information, contact the Reference Department. 330-832-9831, ext. 312

Seed Bombs
A Massillon 2nd Saturday program

Saturday, June 10 --- 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stop in any time between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to make seed bombs you can plant in your own garden! Children under age ten must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. For more information, contact the Children’s Desk at 330-832-5037.

Teen Program: Painted Pots and Pretty Plants
Tuesday, June 13 --- 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to decorate planter pots.
Registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 321

Microsoft Word Basics Class
Tuesday, June 13 --- 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
An introduction to Microsoft Word, a word-processing computer application. Topics to be covered include creating and editing documents using basic formatting tools, incorporating hands-on practice using basic text and page formatting skills such as font size, style, and page justification. The Cut/Copy/Paste process for working with a document will be demonstrated. Experience using a computer mouse, keyboard, and the Windows operating system is necessary to take this class. Registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 327

Anime Night
Friday, June 16 --- 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

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LIBRARY CLOSED
Saturday, June 17

Visit the Bookmobile at the Cruise-on-in-and-Dance Party in downtown Massillon!

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Askren Branch Book Club
Barry Askren Memorial Branch

Tuesday, June 20 --- 9:00 a.m.
"The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" by Katarina Bivald
No registration required. For more information, contact the Askren branch at 330-879-2113.

Flower-Up: a Recycled Container!
Tuesday, June 20 --- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kids of all ages up to those entering grade 6 are invited to come “Build a BEAUTIFUL World” by planting annual flowers in a recycled container to decorate and take home! Registration required. 330-832-5037

Basics of Internet Email Class
Tuesday, June 20 --- 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
An introduction to creating and using an Internet Email account on a personal computer. Participants will learn about the uses of an email account and how to navigate a browser-based email account. Experience using a computer mouse, keyboard, and the Windows operating system is necessary to take this class. Registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 327

Family Movie Night
Tuesday, June 20 --- 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

Meditation: Patience & Perseverance
Tuesday, June 20 --- 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Featuring guest presenter Gwen Miller. A beginners’ introduction will be provided at 6:30 p.m. At 6:45, the group will meditate together and then move into that night's topic. Registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 312

Tween and Teen Summer Book Club
June 21 --- 2:00 p.m.
Kids entering grades 6 to 8 are invited to come together and discuss the Books of the Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau on four Wednesdays this summer. The discussion on June 21 will cover book one of the series, The City of Ember. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Children's Department for more information. 330-832-5037

Pinterest Craft Series: Up-cycled Mini Gift Bags
Wednesday, June 21 -- 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. Registration required. 330-832-9831, ext. 312

Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, June 22 --- 4:00 p.m.
The public is invited to attend board meetings.

Tween Time: Amazing Race, Library Edition
Saturday, June 24 --- 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teens and tweens in grades 4 through 8 are invited to join a team and compete on “The Amazing Race” in the library! Work together to complete challenges, earn points, and race to the finish line! Celebrate at the end with prizes and refreshments. Registration required. 330-832-5037

Monday Book Discussion
Monday, June 26
"The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion An afternoon book discussion will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the library auditorium. An evening discussion about the same book will be held in the Second Floor Meeting room at 6:00 p.m. No registration required.

What's It Like to Be in the Army?
Tuesday, June 27 --- 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
All ages are invited to come meet Sergeant James D. Youngdahl who will tell us what it is like to be in the Army! Please bring a non-perishable food item or a toiletry item to donate to the Serving Area Military Center for veterans in need. For more information, contact the Children's Department. 330-832-5037

Tween Summer Book Club
June 27 --- 2:00 p.m.
Kids entering grades 4 to 6 are invited to come together and discuss three books in June and July. The first session will be a discussion of "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Children's Department for more information. 330-832-5037

Community Book Club
at Panera in Massillon

Tuesday, June 27 --- 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
Join the Community Book Club at Panera in Massillon for lively discussion of this month's title. Visit the club's Facebook page for more information: http://tinyurl.com/CommunityBookClub

Jazz Tuesday
Massillon Senior Center, 39 Lincoln Way West

Tuesday, June 27 --- 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The first part of the evening will feature traditional New Orleans jazz presented by the Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band. The last part of the program will be open to musicians of all ages who want to sit in and jam with the band. Contact Jim Chatterton at 330-809-6377 for more information.

Traveling Tech Lab
Wednesday, June 28 --- 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Kids of all ages are invited to come and explore virtual reality, robotics, green screen apps, snap circuits, drive and code Ozobots, and more, including Makerspaces and gadgets for the whole family! No registration required.

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"Assorted Works"
Art by Joas Miller on display in the Computer Center through July 1, 2017

Joas Miller is a local artist from Kidron, Ohio. He is a published author, amateur historian, and folklorist. Some of his featured pieces have been on display at the National Civil War Museum, in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

For purchase information, please contact Joas Miller at joasdale@gmail.com or (330) 641-6161.

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Teen Summer Reading (grades 7-12)
June 12 - July 22

Teens are invited to play Summer Library BINGO to be eligible to win prizes. BINGO cards will be available at all library locations. For more information, ask for Susan Baker at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.

 

Adult Summer Reading
June 12 - August 5

Participants are invited to read 5 books and complete 1 library related activity. Everyone who participates will win a prize! For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 330-832-9831 ext. 312.

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Bookmobile Special Events for June

Brewster Firemen’s Parade
Thursday, June 1 --- 7:00 p.m.
Brewster Village Hall bookmobile stop will be 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Family Literacy Night
Monday, June 5 --- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Marvelous Modes of Transportation at the Belloni
Branch Library (at Fairless Elementary)

Thursday, June 15 --- 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Downtown Massillon Cruise-on-in -and-Dance Party
Saturday, June 17 --- 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Massillon Parks & Recreation Touch a Truck
Saturday, June 24 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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For Summer Reading at MPL, you will need a SUMMER READING BOOKLET which you can pick up in the Children’s Department on or after June 12. You will need the SUMMER READING RECORD, which is in the center of that booklet. Each small box represents 15 minutes of reading.  When you’ve marked off all four small boxes inside one bigger box, you’ve read one hour. You must read one hour per week to qualify for the WEEKLY REWARD. One reward per reader per week! Rewards are usually small toys, books, or coupons for free food at local businesses. (Yum!)  Be sure to stop by the library once a week to show us your reading progress (and to get more books!).  For each hour that you read, you will get one entry into our WEEKLY PRIZE DRAWING. PLUS, you will also be entered into our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING at the end of Summer Reading for a BOOKMOBILE PARTY! YES! The Bookmobile will actually come to your HOUSE!  How cool!!
 
Make sure to pick up a WEEKLY CRAFT, while supplies last.  (Sometimes we run out and when they’re gone, they’re gone!)  Also, check out the WEEKLY GUESS HOW MANY for a chance to win another prize. At the Main Library, search for CARL THE CONSTRUCTION CONE, this year’s Summer Reading Club mascot. Carl will be hiding in a new spot in the library each week. Find him and write his location on the entry form for a chance to win yet another prize!  WOW!
 
Take a look at our list of STORY TIMES and BOOK CLUBS, always check our website for more PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES, and FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK for even more fun stuff and information!

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Massillon Public Library

208 Lincoln Way East
                    Massillon, OH 44646                   

330-832-9831

Bookmobile

See the bookmobile schedule online:
http://www.massillonlibrary.org/node/48

330.832.9831 ext. 329

Barry Askren Memorial Branch

1200 Market Street NE
Navarre, OH 44662

330-879-2113

Pam S. Belloni Branch

12000 Navarre Road SW
Navarre, OH 44662-9486

330-767-9939