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Every fall in Stark County residents are asked to read the same book and then join in programing and book discussions about the work. This year’s book is Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, a memoir about his son, Nic’s, drug addiction. (There is also a separate book for young readers: High, co-written by David and […]

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times on this blog, I’m a writer in my spare time. In fact, it’s my primary hobby, as my overgrown flower beds can attest. I like writing and talking about writing, so it probably won’t come as any surprise that this Saturday’s Local Author Fair is something I’m really […]

If you stopped by Amazon today to buy an ebook copy of Vendetta in Death, the latest J.D. Robb book that currently sits atop the New York Times Best Sellers list, it would cost you $14 and it would be all yours to read and reread as many times as you like. If the library […]

Yesterday I was chatting with my coworker Elizabeth about audiobooks. We’re both always on hold for audiobooks through the Ohio Digital Library, but sometimes we have a gap while we’re waiting. I mean, it never seems to fail that the audiobook I’m most excited for on my hold list says it will be available soon […]

For the past two years, no adult program has brought in as many people as our wildly popular Tai Chi. Over 900 people have come to either one of our weekly sessions, summer monthly sessions, or gotten a taste at our How-To Festival. And next week, it all starts back up again. Every Tuesday from […]

It’s the last week of August, and things are pretty quiet here at the library. Well, quiet in that we don’t have a lot of programs and activities going on. It’s extremely not quiet in the auditory sense. Our various construction projects are in full swing, and as I type this, there’s some horrible drill […]

Our newsletter for September-December is hot off the presses and ready for you to pick up anytime you pop in the library. Now, popping in is a little trickier than usual, so you might want to check out our Renovation Update info.  We’re hoping everything will be done by the end of October, but before […]

UPDATE: October 29, 2019 On Wednesday, October 30, the library’s phone system and website will be down temporarily in the morning. Some digital products will not work during this time. Also a reminder: the library will not open until 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 30. UPDATE: October 28, 2019 The library will not open until 12 […]

I like to read. I have no doubt all of you find that shocking, but I do. I really, really do. I listen to audiobooks in the car, I pop open an ebook with my morning coffee, I curl up with a hardback on the couch at night. I’ve always got at least a couple […]

I spend a lot of time in front of a computer. I’m on one most of the day at work, and my primary hobby is writing, so I’m usually on my laptop at home. Lately, it’s led to me having some problems with eyestrain, so I’ve been fiddling with the settings on my computer as […]