Big Foot! Saturday, May 9

(April 29,2015)  Join us Saturday, May 9 at 1:00 pm as Dan Baker and the team from American Primate Exploration (A.P.E.) present detailed research about Big Foot and new evidence of Big Foot in our three-county area.   See the life-size replica and numerous foot casts!   Meet the research team and share your own experiences and sightings.   Learn more about Dan Baker on Youtube.  The program is free and no registration is required. 

Spring Book Sale--May 9-16

(April 29.2015)   The postponed Spring book sale is now scheduled for Saturday, May 9 through Saturday, May 16 with even more books at bargain prices for all ages and interests.    This sale also includes special-priced books of particular interest, audiobooks for children and adults,  CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes.  New items will be added to the sale throughout the week.  So plan to shop early and often.   Proceeds support special programs at the library as well as the purchase of new materials for you to check out and enjoy. 

Women in Baseball--Monday 7:00 pm

(April 21, 2015)  )   Batter up for women’s baseball.  Join us Monday, April 27, at 7:00 pm in the library’s Community Meeting Room as Professor Leslie Heaphy presents “Ladies and Diamonds.”   Professor Heaphy, from the Kent State Stark campus, will give an overview of women in baseball from the 19th century to the present, concentrating mostly on the World War II period to today.   From the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, featured the in the movie A League of Their Own, to team owners of the modern era such as Marge Schott, women have enjoyed America’s on the field as well as in stands.  The program is free for all and no registration is required.

 

Civil War Medicine--Monday, 7:00 pm

(April 14, 2015) The Civil War saw the deployment of much new technology: ironclad ships, repeating rifles, balloons, machine guns, and more.   Advances in weapons also drove advances in healing the damage caused by them.    Join us Monday, April 20, at 7:00 pm in the library’s Community Meeting Room as Chris Craft presents a new and interesting program on Civil War medicine.  Mr. Craft, from the Massillon Museum, will discuss the improvements in surgery and the treatment of wounds on the battlefield.   He will also touch on the more general improvements in sanitation and healthcare that were driven by needs of large armies. The program is free for all and no registration is required.

 

Raised Bed Gardening--Monday, 7:00 pm

(April 7, 2015) )— Spring is here and we know that you’re planning your garden.  This year, why not try raised beds?   Join us Monday, April 13, at 7:00 pm in the library’s Community Meeting Room as Karen Santee tells us all about “Raised Bed Gardening.”   Ms. Santee, from the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center at the University of Mount Union, will explain site selection, bed construction ideas, soil improvement, planting, and more.  The program is free for all and no registration is required.

 

Gardening for Wildlife--Monday, 7:00 pm

Spring is here and thoughts turn to growing things.   This year, don’t forget our animal friends when planning your garden.   Join us Monday, April 6, at 7:00 pm in the library’s Community Meeting Room as Lynette Reiner tells us all about “Gardening for Wildlife.”   Ms. Reiner, from the McKinley Museum,  will show you how to make your yard an ideal home for wildlife.  Learn what kind of plants will attract butterflies and birds to your garden.  The program is free for all and no registration is required.

 

LEGO Day--April 2, 2015 2:00-3:30pm

(March 31, 2015)  Love building with LEGOs?  Get together and create with others who like them too!  The Library is hosting a LEGO Day during Minerva Local Schools Spring Break on Thursday, April 2 from 2:00-3:30 pm.Our large assortment of LEGO blocks will be available for imaginative builders to use that afternoon in the Community Room on the library's lower level. This entertaining activity is designed for ages 6 and up.  Parents are encouraged to attend. Because space is limited, registration is required.  Stop at the Youth Desk to sign up or call 330-868-4101 and ask for Youth Services.
 

Tax Forms at the Library

(January 29, 2015)  The library will have a very limited variety and a limited amount of tax forms this year.   The IRS is providing bulk orders of only the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ return forms; we can not order any instructions or other forms in bulk for distribution here at the library. Click here to order forms and instructions for free from the IRS; they will be mailed to you for free. Click here to view and download federal forms and instructions.  The state of Ohio will provide us with a limited amount of IT1040 and IT1040EZ  instructions and forms; however, once that shipment is handed out, we won't be able to order any more.   For Ohio income taxes, click here to view and download forms and instructions

Bundle Up with a Book--Adult Winter Reading Program

(January 23, 2015)  When the weather outside is frightful, enjoy a stack of books from your local library. Pick up some Bundle Up with a Book entry forms at the checkout desk; fill out a form for each book you read;  return those forms to the library.  And you will be entered in that week's prize drawing.   It couldn't be easier, and since you're reading anyway, why not enter to win a fancy mug, a useful notecube, or a helpful totebag. 

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