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Board of Trustee's Meeting

2024-05-23 16:00:00 2024-05-23 17:00:00 America/New_York Board of Trustee's Meeting All meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4pm in the Main Library Auditorium unless otherwise indicated. Main Library - Auditorium

Thursday, May 23
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-23 16:00:00 2024-05-23 17:00:00 America/New_York Board of Trustee's Meeting All meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4pm in the Main Library Auditorium unless otherwise indicated. Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

All meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4pm in the Main Library Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.

All meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4pm in the Main Library Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.

September 19th (3rd Thursday)
November 21st (3rd Thursday)

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events |

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Main Library

Phone: 330-832-9831

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

In 1897, local public servant and storekeeper George Harsh willed $10,000 for “public library purposes.” The funds purchased nearly 10,000 volumes for Massillon’s first public library. Also in 1897, J.W. McClymonds announced his gift of an endowment of $20,000 for a library. The Russell sisters, Flora and Annie, who married the McClymonds brothers, donated the Nahum S. Russell home, located on Prospect Street (now Fourth Street NE), in memory of their parents. The McClymonds Public Library opened on January 1, 1899, and was funded by private subscriptions and an annual disbursement of city funds. In 1922, the McClymonds Public Library became the Massillon City School District Library and was now funded by tax revenue.

 

In 1930, Annie Steese Baldwin willed her home “as the site for a new public library.” Built around 1835, the brick home overlooking downtown Massillon from Hill Street (now Second Street NE) was first the residence of the city’s founder, James Duncan.

 

The current Massillon Public Library (Main Location), located at the corner of Lincoln Way East and Second Street NE, opened in 1937.  Designed by Albrecht & Wilhelm and funded in part by a Works Progress Administration grant, the Duncan/Baldwin home was connected by a Jeffersonian portico and rotunda to a west wing Reading Room and Children’s Room. The Massillon Museum was also housed at this location until 1996 when it moved to its present location at 121 Lincoln Way East.

 

Upcoming events

Mon, May 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Listen to informative presentations and music samples played on our turntable covering all music and vinyl related topics.

Tue, May 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
May Meeting

Tue, May 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
Gwen Miller teaches Jyoti meditation techniques every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Sit and meditate in our historic Duncan room and learn relaxation and meditation skills.

Wed, May 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Our mini maker cart is full of things for you to have fun with, from craft supplies to games, magnets, and upcycled items. Come and go as you please. All welcome! Interest level may be ages 4-14.

Wed, May 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Watch a recent movie release in our Auditorium. Free popcorn and drinks available! Please see description below for movie titles & ratings.

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Board of Trustees Audit & Budget Committee Meeting

Thu, May 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
All meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4pm in the Main Library Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.

Fri, May 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
This story time features lively tales, rhymes and participatory activities. All ages are welcome, but the interest level may be from ages 2 to 5 years.

Mon, May 27, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bookmobile
The Bookmobile will be participating in the Massillon Memorial Day Parade

Rescheduled
Mon, May 27, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
New date Thursday, May 30, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library
Join us every fourth Monday of the month for in-depth book discussions on stories you can't put down! Monthly newsletters with author interviews included!

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Have a love of knowledge? Love testing your trivia mettle? Join us every 4th Monday for Kahoot Trivia! Ages 13+ welcome to play.

Wed, May 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Our mini maker cart is full of things for you to have fun with, from craft supplies to games, magnets, and upcycled items. Come and go as you please. All welcome! Interest level may be ages 4-14.

Wed, May 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Join us every fourth Monday of the month for in-depth book discussions on stories you can't put down! Monthly newsletters with author interviews included!

Thu, May 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bookmobile
The Bookmobile will be participating in the Annual Brewster Fireman's Parade!

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Come write, share, and learn tricks of the trade with other like-minded authors. Open to everyone 18+, no matter where you are in your writing journey.

Fri, May 31, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
This story time features lively tales, rhymes and participatory activities. All ages are welcome, but the interest level may be from ages 2 to 5 years.

Rescheduled
Mon, Jun 03, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
New date Wednesday, June 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Join us for Jam Night! Meet other local musicians. Practice playing instruments. Listen to music of different genres!

Wed, Jun 05, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Auditorium
This story time features lively tales and participatory activities for children ages 2 to 5 years.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Our mini maker cart is full of things for you to have fun with, from craft supplies to games, magnets, and upcycled items. Come and go as you please. All welcome! Interest level may be ages 4-14.

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Join us for Jam Night! Meet other local musicians. Practice playing instruments. Listen to music of different genres!

Thu, Jun 06, 10:15am - 11:00am
Main Library
20 minute story time for babies and toddlers aged 0 to 2.5 years old followed by a short playtime.

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Teen Lounge
Join us in the Teen Lounge to play a variety of video games on our Nintendo Switch. No registration required. Open to Teens grades 7-12.

Fri, Jun 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
This story time features lively tales, rhymes and participatory activities. All ages are welcome, but the interest level may be from ages 2 to 5 years.

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
Take a Trip

Sat, Jun 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
In this class, you will make a Deco Mesh wreath and add the embellishments from the previous class.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 08, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Bookmobile
Our new MPL bookmobile will be at the Massillon Car Show in our patron parking lot along with some vintage cars!

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Start your summer off by registering for the Summer Reading Club during our kick off event!

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Our new bookmobile will be part of the Summer Reading Kick Off Activities to tour & check out materials!

Rescheduled
Mon, Jun 10, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
New date Wednesday, June 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Spin your favorite records on our turntable! Share your musical tastes with other vinyl enthusiasts and test your musical knowledge.

Tue, Jun 11, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Zoom
All supplies provided. Open to children going into Grades K through 6.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
Join our Local History & Genealogy Specialist, Christine Bowman, for a free 90-minute one-on-one consultation. (Appointment required)

Wed, Jun 12, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Auditorium
This story time features lively tales and participatory activities for children ages 2 to 5 years.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Adopt a pet rock to share summer adventures with

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Our mini maker cart is full of things for you to have fun with, from craft supplies to games, magnets, and upcycled items. Come and go as you please. All welcome! Interest level may be ages 4-14.

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Spin your favorite records on our turntable! Share your musical tastes with other vinyl enthusiasts and test your musical knowledge.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:15am - 11:00am
Main Library
20 minute story time for babies and toddlers aged 0 to 2.5 years old followed by a short playtime.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
Adopt a pet rock to share summer adventures with

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
We love having fun at the library as much as Bluey and her family do too!

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium,Children's Fireplace
Join a team and race around the library, completing fun challenges!

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
Come write, share, and learn tricks of the trade with other like-minded authors. Open to everyone 18+, no matter where you are in your writing journey.

Fri, Jun 14, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
This story time features lively tales, rhymes and participatory activities. All ages are welcome, but the interest level may be from ages 2 to 5 years.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bookmobile
Come see and board our new Bookmobile at the 2024 Central Catholic High School Parking Lot Touch A Truck Event!

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Just in time for Summer Reading! Can you decorate a cake based on a secret theme?
Registration opens Saturday, May 25 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Using paint and glue, make your own mini wooden birdhouse decoration!

Mon, Jun 17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Listen to informative presentations and music samples played on our turntable covering all music and vinyl related topics.

Tue, Jun 18, 9:00am - 10:00am
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
June Meeting

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Auditorium
Stark Parks is bringing a couple animals for animal education and visitation.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
Have s'more fun at your next campout by creating simple easy to use hot dog and s'mores ovens as well as working to create the perfect tent.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
Gwen Miller teaches Jyoti meditation techniques every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Sit and meditate in our historic Duncan room and learn relaxation and meditation skills.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Auditorium
This story time features lively tales and participatory activities for children ages 2 to 5 years.

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
Genealogy Workshop. Great for Beginners to Advanced!

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Join us for a day of outdoor Games!

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
Join us every third Wednesday of each month from 2 - 7 p.m. to research and socialize.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Our mini maker cart is full of things for you to have fun with, from craft supplies to games, magnets, and upcycled items. Come and go as you please. All welcome! Interest level may be ages 4-14.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Wed, Jun 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
With a little patience, many designs can be made with Perler Beads - from Disney Princesses to Harry Potter to Marvel & DC Superheroes!