Valentine Treats for our SCDL Staff

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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As ;you can see, it was very hard to decide which treats to claim. So many to choose from... We are glad to honor our library family members and show them how much we appreciate their hard work as they serve our community. Thanks, staff, for your efforts.


2018 Annual Fol Meeting


Saturday, January 20, 2018


The Annual Meeting for 2018 included a presentation by Jean McFarren, the recently appointed Interim Executive Director of the Stark County Library. She updated the FOL members on the sound foundation and expertly run Stark County Librarysy system. We were sent off with confidence in the future of the our library.



the 1948 palestine war and the origins of the arab-israeli conflict

by Dr. Rosemarie M. Esber

Friday, May 5, 2017


For 69 years, violence in Israel, Palestine, and the neighboring Arab countries has seemed endless. The instability in the Holy Land affects the peace of the whole world. Dr. Esber discussed the myths and facts surrounding the conflict from the early 19th century through the last days of the British mandate over Palestine. 


Recent events

sponsored by Friends of the Library


2017 Stark County Local Authors


The Stark County District Library asked local writers to share a passage of their writing on the theme of "Place."

The following writers' responses about Northeast Ohio places ranged widely, from Canton's Mother Gooseland to an imaginary and yet very real library; from a beloved grandparents' home at Christmas to spring at Sippo Lake. 


The authors highlighted this year were:


Frank Lavin, author of Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II :
https://starklibrary.org/home/events/2017/localauthors/frank-lavin/


David Wagoner, with a poem on a childhood memory from 1928:
https://starklibrary.org/home/events/2017/localauthors/david-wagoner/


Julie Lindsey, a local mystery author:
https://starklibrary.org/home/events/2017/localauthors/julie-chase/

Tim Botos, with a famous story from the Canton Repository:
https://starklibrary.org/home/events/2017/localauthors/tim-botos/


Ted Gup, the investigative reporter with a personal book about a family secret connected to Canton, The Secret Gift. We're providing you with a link to a video on the making of the book, which is to say, the unearthing of the secret of the suitcase:
https://starklibrary.org/home/events/2017/localauthors/ted-gup/

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Currently, you can still read last year’s authors at:
https://starklibrary.org/home/events/stark-county-local-authors/

The library website for the 2015 tributes to our Stark County writers is:

https://starklibrary.org/home/events/stark-county-local-authors-2015/


The Palace: cANTON'S wONDER tHEATRE

by Richard Haldi

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


A local history buff, Richard Haldi, told the story of Canton millionaire H. H. Ink's dream of building a grand theater for his community, and of how a young housewife from Malvern helped save it from imminent demolition on its 50th birthday in 1976. A full-color souvenir book was on sale by a Palace representative.

LIFE AS A MUSEUM CURATOR

by Dr. Heather Farrington

​Monday, September 25, 2017

​What is it like to be a museum curator?  Dr. Farrington's presentation was a virtual tour of the Cincinnati Museum Center’s animal collections and provided some insights into life at the museum which is housed in the historic Union Terminal train station. She even brought some of her "critters"!


Volunteer APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Monday, October 30, 2017


We  appreciate our faithful volunteers so much that we planned a lovely luncheon for them. Delicious food and pleasant conversation was cause for many smiles. Thank you, loyal volunteers!


The Places We Find Ourselves

by Diane Kendig

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Poet, writer, translator, editor, and teacher is how Diane describes herself. We know her as a local published author who is a loyal FOL member. She shared poems distilled from her life experiences and detailed the back stories that inspired the poems. Her dramatic presentation captivated her very attentive audience. Can you believe she taught creative writing to inmates in prison for 18 years?