The North Canton Public Library has a lot of great databases, which is just a fancy name for websites with good stuff that we pay for and provide to you for free. One of my favorites is Lynda.com. This is a website with streaming video training on literally hundreds of topics that can help you […]

I mentioned last week that we have our Christmas tree up and displays out here at the library, but we have more than just Christmas happening. Our menorah is on the display by the checkout desk, and we have plenty of books covering holidays of all different faiths and beliefs. (In addition to the Holiday […]

It’s beginning to look pretty festive here at the North Canton Public Library. We have several great displays of our holiday stuff, which includes everything from magazines on crafts to holiday themed novels to CDs packed with festive music and your favorite holiday movies, just for starters. This means you can hum along to the […]

So, LibCon happened this past Saturday, and I have got to say it was pretty great. Our speakers were amazing, our vendors and artists had great stuff for sale, and it seems like a good time was had by all. We’re hopeful to do this again, so keep an eye out for that happening. It […]

Black Friday Anyone visiting the library during open hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, can have their library fines up to $24.99 eliminated. In addition to the fine forgiveness offer, library patrons will receive free coffee, tea and hot cocoa at the library all day long and prize drawings will be […]

  Inspired by the excitement of LibCon coming this Saturday, I wandered around the Library talking with some of my coworkers about their favorite fandoms. “What is a fandom?” you may be asking, as several of my coworkers did. At its most basic, a fandom is a collection of people, in person or online, who […]

A couple of Saturdays from now on November 17, the library is going to be turned into a fantastic space for geeks of all stripes. We’re going to have vendors and artists selling games, comics, artwork, and more. There will be classes sharing the secrets of special effects makeup and how to draw chibis. (Chibi, […]

SPEAKERS 11 a.m. Game Architecture Speaker: Pierce Brooks Pierce Brooks is an Android and Core Software Developer at Squirrels LLC focused on Android and core software solutions. He graduated from Shawnee State University in 2017, and taught there for two semesters on Android and C++ object-oriented design while working with Yost Labs. Active game programming […]

As I mentioned about a month ago, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  The idea is that at Midnight on November 1, you start writing a novel, and by 11:59 p.m. on November 30 you have at least 50,000 words written. (Writing “The End” is a bonus, but it’s really the goal of 50,000 […]

Tomorrow (that would be Wednesday, October 24) I’ll be teaching a class here at the Library on how to use Hoopla, one of the Library’s digital services. You can use Hoopla to listen to audiobooks on your smartphone, stream movies to your TV, read comics on your tablet, and all sorts of great stuff. There’s […]