Thanksgiving Hours at the Library

(November 17, 2011)  The library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23, and will be closed on Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.   The library will also be closed on Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26 as mandatory days of leave without pay for all library staff.  No library materials are due on any day that the library is closed.  The staff and Trustees of the Minerva Public Library wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. 

All Aboard! for Railroads of Stark County

(November 10, 2011)  The library is very pleased to host Craig Sanders, author of Canton Area Railroads, on Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 pm.  Mr. Sanders will discuss the rise and decline of the area's railroads, with an emphasis on those that served Minerva.   He will show many interesting slides of trains and will have copies of Canton Area Railroads for sale for the train buff on your Christmas list. 

Putt Away @ Your Library

(November 3, 2011) To celebrate National Gaming Day on Saturday, November 12, kids and their adult caregivers are invited to tee-up in the library's lower level and enjoy a goofy game of miniature golf. Wind your way through the giant letter "L" with a Minerva Lion at the end; don't get stuck in the snack-food challenge hole.  The course will be open from 11:00-3:00 on Saturday, November 12, and remember, putting only please, no full back swings. 

The Civil War--Battles and Politics, 1861--Tuesday at 7:00 pm

(October 26, 2011)  The battles of 1861 didn't just happen.  They were driven not only by the military conditions at the front, but by political considerations at home, both North and South. Join us Tuesday, November 1, at 7:00 pm when Jay Case, Professor of History at Malone University, will present a lively and informative talk about how military and political maneuvers were tied together in the first year of the Civil War.

Women in the Civil War--Tuesday Night

(October 19, 2011) From home front to battlefront, and behind enemy lines, North and South, the role of women in the Civil War was varied and important. This Tuesday, October 25, at 7:00 pm, Leslie Heaphy, Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Stark Campus,  examines these varied roles: slave, housewife, soldier, spy, and more, in a lively and informative talk. 

Library Closed on Monday

(October 7, 2011)   The library will be closed this Monday, October 10, as a furlough day without pay for all library staff.  This is the third of five furlough days staff will take this year as part of the library's plan to reduce spending to manage the reduction in the Public Library Fund money received from the State of Ohio. No library materials are due on any day that the library is closed.  

Fall Book Sale Begins Saturday

(October 3, 2011)  The library's fall book sale begins this Saturday, October 8.  Books for all ages and many interests will be sold at reasonable prices.  The popular $1 a bag sale will take place on Saturday, October 15.   The book sale is open all hours that the library is open to the public, and new items are added every day.  All proceeds will be used to support library programs and to purchase new materials this year for you to check out and enjoy. 

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