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Ohio's First Super Highway

Richard Haldi

2023-04-05 13:00:00 2023-04-05 14:30:00 America/New_York Ohio's First Super Highway Massillon Public Library in partnership with the Massillon Local History & Genealogy Society invites you to learn about Ohio Canals. Main Library - Auditorium

Wednesday, April 05
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-05 13:00:00 2023-04-05 14:30:00 America/New_York Ohio's First Super Highway Massillon Public Library in partnership with the Massillon Local History & Genealogy Society invites you to learn about Ohio Canals. Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

Massillon Public Library in partnership with the Massillon Local History & Genealogy Society invites you to learn about Ohio Canals.

Local historian Richard Haldi will tell the story of the 310-mile hand-dug ditch that lifted Ohio up and out of a wilderness existence. The presentation will explore the canal's remarkable story from its inception in the 1820s to the appearance of the first canal boats in Massillon in 1828.


Haldi is the author of Cornelius Aultman: Ohio's Great Civil-War-Era Industrialist, and a trustee for the Canton Preservation Society. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University and was employed by Diebold, Inc., in Canton from 1966 to 2001.


Registration is required for this free program.


For more information, contact Christine Bowman at 330-832-9831 x325. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

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

TAGS: | History |

Main Library

Phone: 330-832-9831

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 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

Fri, Jul 19, 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.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Come visit the Massillon Public Library's new Bookmobile in the main Patron Parking Lot!

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
It's time to thin out your overcrowded plants and trade for new ones!

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Join us for this in person round-table discussion done in the same spirit as the popular Facebook group. Feel free to bring memorabilia to share!

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
A book club featuring a variety of genres. Join us for a riveting, in-depth discussion about books you choose. Monthly newsletters with questions about the book and author interviews included.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Make your own books out of upcycled materials. You will combine scrapbooking with art journaling, and gain a place to keep your thoughts, ideas and secrets. Use your books yourself or give as gifts!

Mon, Jul 22, 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.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Author and Illustrator Farrah Raines believes that everyone has a super power to share with the world.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Come learn about water and do some fun experiments! Take home the kit and do the remaining projects at home. For Grades 1-8.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
Family Story Time

Wed, Jul 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Auditorium
This story time features lively tales and participatory activities for children ages 2 to 5 years.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Celebrate the Summer Olympics with stories, games, and an Olympic snack.

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Join us for a fun-filled presentation on what cryptids are and why people love them. Then, make your own cryptid to tell tales about!

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Wed, Jul 24, 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, Jul 24, 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, Jul 25, 10:15am - 11:00am
Main Library - Auditorium
20 minute storytime for babies and toddlers aged 0 to 2.5 years old followed by a short playtime.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Do you have the building skills to build your own treehouse? Use our recyclable materials and challenge you and your family to build the best treehouse!

Canceled
Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Author of This Is Gonna Hurt, Ohioan Brandon Weis speaks on his year of hiking 8,000 miles in -20 to 111 degree weather to achieve the Triple Crown of Hiking. His book will be available to purchase.

Fri, Jul 26, 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, Jul 26, 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, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Join us for a story time designed for children who enjoy structured activities and may need more sensory, social, or emotional support. We will use books, music, and movements to explore our world!

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Patty McGrath will make Ratatouille paired with green tea. Spice kits with recipes will be handed out to attendees.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Celebrate the Summer Olympics with stories, games, and an Olympic snack.

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Celebrate the Summer Olympics with stories, games, and an Olympic snack.

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Lt. Col. William Smith will teach you how to "Detox Your Mind" through meditation.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Auditorium
This story time features lively tales and participatory activities for children ages 2 to 5 years.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Using books by scientist Sy Montgomery on rarely- sighted animals such as the Amazon pink dolphin, kids will make an observation journal and talk about supplies needed for a safari trip.

Wed, Jul 31, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Using books by scientist Sy Montgomery on rarely- sighted animals such as the Amazon pink dolphin, kids will make an observation journal and decide what supplies are needed for a safari trip.

Wed, Jul 31, 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, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Can you find the missing dragon egg?

Wed, Jul 31, 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Can you find the missing dragon egg?

Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 6:40pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Can you find the missing dragon egg?

Thu, Aug 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
Presented by Stark Parks

Thu, Aug 01, 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, Aug 02, 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, Aug 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Live music from talented locals! Bring your own instrument and JAM! Use our drum set, piano or mics to join the band or hang out and listen to live music with other music enthusiasts.

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
This simple class, presented by Jay Culler, will help you understand Medicare coverage so you can confidently choose the right plan for you.

Wed, Aug 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Massillon Public Library along with the Massillon Local History & Genealogy Society invite you to join them for this free program.

Wed, Aug 07, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Wed, Aug 07, 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.

Fri, Aug 09, 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, Aug 09, 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, Aug 10, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bookmobile
The Bookmobile will be participating in this fun event in Massillon.

Sat, Aug 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Upcycle worn out or incomplete decks of playing cards. Instead of throwing them away, why not turn them into ornaments?

Mon, Aug 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Be your own D.J.! Spin vinyl records on our turntable with other music enthusiasts. Answer tough music trivia and win swag. Giveaways available monthly!

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
From social media to smartphones, your data is being tracked. Find out how you can protect your personal information and take back your privacy.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch Library
August Crafting

Wed, Aug 14, 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, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
Bring your current project and spend time with other crafters.

Wed, Aug 14, 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, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Using kits from COSI, work together as a family on fun space experiments.

Thu, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library
You are invited to come to the library and read to a furry listener on the third Thursday of each month!

Thu, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Teen Lounge
Come and watch a new anime every 3rd Thursday of the month in the Teen Lounge! Program is FREE! Arrive when you can!

Fri, Aug 16, 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, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Auditorium
Watch a musical, documentary or other movie you voted to see. Enjoy fresh popped popcorn and socialize with other fans of the movie you chose. Last half hour dedicated to a book-club style discussion.