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October 2021: We’re celebrating Stephen King With over 350 million copies of his books sold worldwide, he’s been crowned the king of horror – and we feel like that needs to be celebrated! October will get a little creepier at the NCPL as we devote a whole month of programs to the one and only […]

This October we are encouraging Teens and Adults to write a ghost story for the chance to win a prize: one lucky teen gets a Zepp’s gift card and the Adult winner gets a gift card for Books-A-Million. We’re pretty flexible on the definition of story, but a standard length for a short story is […]

Live at the Library, featuring live music and food trucks, is hosted by the North Canton Public Library Thursdays in June and July from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 3 The Ohio Weather Band A roots-rock band out of Akron Food Truck: New Berlin Dough Company June 10 Broken Transmitter Alternative pop rock from Tim […]

There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts…. There’s fennel for you, and columbines.—There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me. We may call it “herb of grace” o’ Sundays.—Oh, you must wear your rue with a difference.—There’s a daisy. I would give you some violets, […]

I’ll just go ahead and confess this right up front—Henry V is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. It has incredible, rousing speeches (Once more unto the breach and Saint Crispin’s Day and all that), as well as one of the most famous nights before a battle ever committed to paper. And then there’s the […]

Out, damned spot! Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it be morrow. The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse! I could easily go on all day throwing out Shakespeare’s most famous quotes, and […]

At the end of this month, we will be celebrating Shakespeare Week by doing all things Shakespearean, including encouraging all of you to write a sonnet! How do you write a Shakespearean sonnet? Well, let me explain. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do […]

This year’s #LibraryMadness has been defined by upsets, most notably those Round 1 victories of CSI and Happy Days over top seeds Downton Abbey and Seinfeld. It took until Round 3 and Friends to finally knockout the Fonz. CSI, however, hasn’t even broken a sweat yet, dispatching Parks and Recreation with ease. If any show […]

Attention all teen writers, or teens who want to give writing a try. I’ve thrown together a to-go kit with handouts to help you get started with creative writing, whether you want to write a novel, short stories, or poetry. And just in case you’ve ever been interested in National Novel Writing Month, which happens […]

Just in time for the new school year, since this school year is not exactly going to be a normal one, we’ve added access to Tutor.com with your library card. This service connects you to a live, professional tutor, just waiting to help you figure out your assignments. And it’s pretty easy to get to […]