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The Jazz Age of Stark County

2023-02-01 13:00:00 2023-02-01 14:30:00 America/New_York The Jazz Age of Stark County The Massillon Local HIstory & Genealogy Society in partnership with the Massillon Public Library invites you to relive the Jazz Age in Stark County! Main Library - Auditorium

Wednesday, February 01
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-01 13:00:00 2023-02-01 14:30:00 America/New_York The Jazz Age of Stark County The Massillon Local HIstory & Genealogy Society in partnership with the Massillon Public Library invites you to relive the Jazz Age in Stark County! Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

The Massillon Local HIstory & Genealogy Society in partnership with the Massillon Public Library invites you to relive the Jazz Age in Stark County!

The Massillon Local History & Genealogy Society in partnership with the Massillon Public Library invites you to relive the Jazz Age in Stark County!


Join us in the Main Library Auditorium as members of the Massillon Local History & Genealogy Society (MLHGS) bring the spirit of the roaring 20s to life by presenting a variety of local stories and escapades about prohibition and organized crime in Stark County. 1920s/30s inspired dress is encouraged for attendees, but not required.


There will be a MLHGS Business Meeting immediately afterwards in the Duncan Room.


This event is free and open to the public.


Registration is optional, but recommended.


For more information, contact Christine Bowman at 330-832-9831 x350.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Massillon Local History and Genealogy Society | History |

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Main Library

Phone: 330-832-9831

Hours
Mon, Jan 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 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

Thu, Jan 26, 10:15am - 11:00am
Main Library - Auditorium
Discovery Time Story time is for babies and toddlers age 0-2.5 yrs old. Stories and music followed by a 20 minute playtime in the Auditorium.

Thu, Jan 26, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
A member of Congressman Johnson's office will be on hand to listen to your concerns.

Thu, Jan 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Massillon Public Library Board Meeting. All are welcome.

Sat, Jan 28, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Our craft closet is exploding! Come see what you can make and take, from greeting cards to heart garlands and everything in between.

Tue, Jan 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
Zip Ties and Giant Snow Flakes

Wed, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
The Massillon Local HIstory & Genealogy Society in partnership with the Massillon Public Library invites you to relive the Jazz Age in Stark County!

Wed, Feb 01, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
All are welcome to attend the monthly business meeting of the Massillon Local History & Genealogy Society.

Wed, Feb 01, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Gather at the Askren Branch with fellow crafters. Open to the public, no registration required.

Thu, Feb 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Learn the basics of Windows 11, the newest version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system.

Thu, Feb 02, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Massillon Public Library - Teen Lounge
Join us in the Teen Lounge to play a variety of video games with our Nintendo Switch. No registration required. Open to Teens grades 7-12.

Sat, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Auditorium
Certified Child Life Specialist Holly Bryan-Huth will lead participants in play activities to acquaint them with going to the dentist. 

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Author Kathy Schulz will be discussing her new book "The Underground Railroad in Ohio."

Tue, Feb 07, 11:00am - 2:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
**THIS MEETING IS FOR CHILDREN GRADES 6 & UNDER** Do you have a book hiding in your brain? Want to meet with others like you? Join us at the library to work on your book- whatever form it takes!

Wed, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
Join our Local History & Genealogy Specialist, Christine Bowman, between 1pm - 7pm for a free 90-minute one-on-one consultation. (Appointment required)

Wed, Feb 08, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Do you have a book hiding in your brain? Want to meet with others like you? Join us at the main Library to work on your book- whatever form it takes!

Wed, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Gather at the Askren Branch with fellow crafters. Open to the public, no registration required.

Wed, Feb 08, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Spreadsheets are useful both at work and home, but they can be intimidating for beginners. Discover how to use Google Sheets, a free, web-based alternative to Microsoft Excel.

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Learn basic meditation & Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) from certified life coach Tia DeVore.

Fri, Feb 10, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
**THIS MEETING IS FOR ADULTS** Do you have a book hiding in your brain? Want to meet with others like you? Join us at the library to work on your book- whatever form it takes!

Sat, Feb 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Characters from the high school's musical, Tuck Everlasting, will join us for a preview of songs from their upcoming show!

Tue, Feb 14, 11:00am - 2:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
**THIS MEETING IS FOR CHILDREN GRADES 6 & UNDER** Do you have a book hiding in your brain? Want to meet with others like you? Join us at the library to work on your book- whatever form it takes!

Tue, Feb 14, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
- None
Zoom crafting program for ages K to 6th grade

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Read to a furry listener!

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
Join your friends at the Belloni Branch of the Massillon Public Library for a fun-filled night of Lego Challenge and Free Build!

Wed, Feb 15, 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, Feb 15, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Study Room 1,Auditorium
Do you have a book hiding in your brain? Want to meet with others like you? Join us at the main Library to work on your book- whatever form it takes!

Wed, Feb 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Gather at the Askren Branch with fellow crafters. Open to the public, no registration required.

Wed, Feb 15, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Massillon Public Library - Teen Lounge
Perler designs of all kinds from Marvel & DC, to anime and Disney. Your favorite animal or food too! Or you can design your own! Open to all teens grades 7-12. No registration required.

Wed, Feb 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Spreadsheets are useful both at work and home, but they can be intimidating for beginners. Discover how to use Google Sheets, a free, web-based alternative to Microsoft Excel.

Sat, Feb 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Learn about history with the characters from the American Girl doll books.

Sat, Feb 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
New venue Main Library - Teen Lounge
Come and watch a new anime every 3rd Saturday of the month in the Teen Lounge! 

Mon, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Monthly Vinyl Club

Tue, Feb 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
We will be discussing the book Untamed by: Glennon Doyle.

Tue, Feb 21, 11:00am - 2:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
**THIS MEETING IS FOR CHILDREN GRADES 6 & UNDER** Do you have a book hiding in your brain? Want to meet with others like you? Join us at the library to work on your book- whatever form it takes!

Tue, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Auditorium
With a focus on African American women, this program highlights Ona Judge, Martha Washington’s enslaved maid; and Elizabeth Keckley, designer and seamstress for Mary Lincoln. 

Tue, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Duncan Room
Experience Jyoti Meditation With Gwen Miller.

Wed, Feb 22, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Do you have a book hiding in your brain? Want to meet with others like you? Join us at the main Library to work on your book- whatever form it takes!

Wed, Feb 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Gather at the Askren Branch with fellow crafters. Open to the public, no registration required.

Wed, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Massillon Public Library - Teen Lounge
Watch a recent movie release in our Teen Lounge! We will be watching "Black Adam."

Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Massillon Public Library Board Meeting. All are welcome.

Fri, Feb 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Gallery
**THIS MEETING IS FOR ADULTS** Do you have a book hiding in your brain? Want to meet with others like you? Join us at the library to work on your book- whatever form it takes!