One Book, One Community-Stark County
A Community-Wide Reading Program
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One Book, One Community-Stark County Community Events
All events are free!
Stark County Educational Service Center Kindness Art and Precept Contest
Now through Thursday, September 25, open to all Stark County youth. Have your artwork on a billboard near your school! Click here for details.
First Friday Event: Bully with special performance by Elec Simon
Friday, October 3 • doors open at 6:00 pm (Family)
Musician Elec Simon brings his anti-bullying campaign to First Friday at the Palace Theatre. After the presentation, stay for the movie Bully. Presented in conjunction with the 2014 Canton Film Festival. The movie is rated PG-13.
Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave N, Canton
Stark Kindness Kick-Off
Tuesday, October 7 • 6:00 pm (Family)
Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the One Book programs and learn more about this year’s selection, Wonder by R.J. Palacio with performances by the Canton Ballet, New Direction Performing Arts Academy, and the Young People Making It Big student choir from the Arts Academy at Summit.
Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton
Bullying-- Its Causes, Effects, and Solutions
Saturday, October 18 • 2:00 pm (Adults)
Hear stories from a panel of professionals and community members including a former bully as they discuss the long-lasting effects of bullying. Roundtable discussion to follow.
Perry Sippo Branch Library, 5710 12th Street NW, Canton
The Masks We Wear
Wednesday, October 29 • 6:00 pm (Family)
Compassion. Hate. Love. Kindness. Words. Fun. Wonder. Invisibility. What does your mask say? Medical, educational, and mental health professionals will be on hand to address topics such as bullying, self-esteem, differences, and more. Children will have the opportunity to make a mask.
Stark County District Library, Main, 715 Market Ave. N, Canton
Individual Library and Organization Events
Canal Fulton Library
A Teen Talk program on the topic of bullying will take place on Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Louisville Public Library
On October 14 at 6:00 p.m., a Wonder-themed Teen Tuesday program will be held as part of Teen Read Week.
A video featuring Louisville community teens and tweens “choosing kind” will debut during at the One Book, One Community-Stark County book discussion at the Louisville Public Library on October 16 at 6 p.m. A link to the video will be available here after October 16.
Massillon Public Library
Choose Kindness Day Family Open House, in conjunction with One Book, One Community-Stark County, will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome at this free event. Attendees can sign the pledge to be kind to support the nation’s anti-bullying movement. Other activities include: make a bracelet or bookmark, enjoy surprise guests, make-and-take a card for someone special OR make-and-NOT-take a card for a veteran, pose for a photo at the Instagram station, make a ceramic tile coaster, make a miniature book craft, and contribute some "words to live by" on the Precept Wall. As part of Socktober, attendees are also invited to spread kindness by donating new socks that will be distributed to those in need.
Minerva Public Library
North Canton Public Library
30 Days of Wonder-Month of October
The North Canton Public Library joins many additional libraries in Stark County to explore “the wonder of Wonder” throughout October. This hopeful story has bridged generations, appealing to all ages, with its beautiful message encouraging kindness. The library will provide 30 consecutive days of programming beginning October1. We're excited to do our part to help advocate for kindness in Stark County.
Rodman Public Library
Stark County Disctict Library Project Kindness
The Stark County District Library will be having programs focusing on spreading kindness throughout the county. Make cards wth kind words, donate stuffed animals to area hospitals, collect personal items for those in need. Be the movement, see the change... #StarkKind
SCDL Project Kindness Programs
Book Discussions @ Your Library
September 30 • 6:30 p.m.
SCDL North Branch (Family)
October 2 • 6:00 p.m.
SCDL Perry Sippo Branch (Adult)
October 2 • 6:00 p.m.
SCDL Jackson Branch (Adult)
October 6 • 6:00 p.m.
SCDL Sandy Valley Branch (Adult)
October 7 • 6:00 p.m.
SCDL Perry Sippo Branch (Teens)
October 9 • 2:30 p.m.
SCDL Lake Community Branch (Teens)
October 13 • 6:00 p.m.
North Canton Public Library (All Ages)
October 13 • 6:30 p.m.
SCDL Lake Community Branch (Tweens w/parent)
October 13 • 7:00 p.m.
SCDL East Canton Branch (Family)
October 14 • 7:00 p.m.
SCDL East Canton Branch (Adult)
October 15 • Noon and 6:00 pm.
Massillon Public Library (All Ages)
October 15 • 4:15 p.m.
Rodman Public Library (Children and Tweens)
October 16 • 5:00 p.m. SCDL
Plain Community Branch (Adult)
October 16 • 6:00 p.m.
Louisville Public Library (All Ages)
October 22 • 11:00 a.m.
SCDL Madge Youtz Branch (Adult)
October 28 • 5:00 p.m.
SCDL DeHoff Memorial Branch (Adult)
October 28 • 6:00 p.m.
SCDL Plain Community Branch (Tweens)
For more information about the One Book, One Community-Stark County program, contact Julia Shaheen at 330.458.2645 or by e-mail.
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