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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 […]

In May, you have a chance to win a gift card if your read a book written by an author of Asian American or Pacific Islander Heritage. Below are some suggested titles put together by staff and using the NoveList database, which you can use as well here. Your selection for the drawing doesn’t need […]

Somehow, May is just a couple of days away, and while we all do our best to let that crazy notion sink in, I have some new lists to share. Below is just a taste of what’s coming for adults in fiction, nonfiction, large print, CDs, and DVDs. There’s some exciting stuff, like the fact […]

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 […]

Welcome to April, a month when it still snows in Ohio. Sigh. But there are things to be happy about today, including a peek at all the new stuff coming this month. There are definitely some cookbooks I think folks will be excited about. (Two new America’s Test Kitchen books, anyone?) For fiction fans, there’s […]

Just forget about the rain outside and the predicted snow for tomorrow. Instead, envision Mr. Rogers’ smiling face inviting you to be his neighbor. Isn’t that beautiful? Many of you clearly think so, as our #LibraryMadness: Battle of TV Shows champ is Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Fred Rogers brought kindness and education to television for children […]

Celebrate National Poetry Month as part of the Year of Reading Challenge! This month, you have a chance to win a gift card if your read a book of poetry. Below are some suggested titles put together by staff. Your selection for the drawing doesn’t need to come from this list—it’s just some suggestions if […]