Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and I long to be in Iceland. Why Iceland? It’s cold enough in Northeast Ohio, and the plane tickets are crazy expensive. But, you see, Iceland has without question the coolest Christmas Eve tradition ever. Jolabokaflod. The Jolabokaflod, which translates roughly as Christmas Book Flood, is a tradition that dates back […]

Last week I linked to some Best of the Year book lists from various websites and publications. This week, I come to you with the far more important North Canton Public Library Staff Picks for books published in 2019. I suppose it’s only fair if I go first. I read several books published this year […]

It’s that time of year when folks are trotting out their favorites of 2019 lists. I’ve made a few of my own, and next week I plan on featuring the favorite books of the NCPL staff, but today I thought I’d poke around the internet and see what other folks are saying. I was inspired […]

It’s December and that means all the holiday goodness is beginning. This Saturday we’re having a Gift Wrapping Party here from 1-2 p.m. Registration is required, but we still have spots available if you’d like bring two presents to wrap with other folks. And after that, Winterfest runs from 4-7:30, culminating in the lighting of […]

Back in October, I taught a class about all the great apps available for your Android tablet and phone. Well, next week, the Apple folks get their turn. Bring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, along with your library card number and PIN, and I’ll introduce you to all the free library apps you can add […]

So next week is Thanksgiving, which means lots of food, a day off, and the beginning of shopping season. And while, I personally, have a pretty lowkey holiday planned, the library has some stuff happening you might want to know about. Let me sketch them out quickly. As you can see from the picture above, […]

This Saturday we invite you to our Second Annual LibCon 11-3! If you were one of the lucky folks who came last year, you already have some idea of what’s in store, but if you didn’t attend our first comic convention at the library, then let me tell you what we have in store. There […]

This past Friday, Macmillan Publishers’ new ebook pricing model for libraries went into effect. So, what exactly does that mean for you, a library patron who enjoys library ebooks? The simplest way to put it is you’re going to be waiting longer for ebooks published by Macmillan. So long, Macmillan hopes, you will stop using […]

Thursday is Halloween, and the library will be celebrating in style! We kick things off in the morning at 11 with the Children’s Department Trick or Treat at the Library. Meander your way through the Library, going desk to desk collecting yummy, yummy candy. Kids are, of course, encouraged to dress in costume. And after […]

We’re all doing more and more on our phones (and tablets) these days, but did you know the library is on your phone, too? Well, it’s true. You can read books, watch movies, learn a foreign language, even finally figure out how to tackle Excel spreadsheets, all from a mobile device. If you want to […]