August - September 2022

Barberton Public Library Program Guide F r i ends o f t he L i brar y Annua l Mum Fes t i va l Book Sa l e Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 23-25 Spillette Meeting Room Support the Library and shop for gifts for yourself or others! This year is the best sale we’ve ever seen! Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss out on these great deals. August — September 2022 Loca l Au t hor Fa i r Saturday, September 10 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Local authors from northeast Ohio will flood the Barberton Public Library with their new and creative works. Purchase your signed copies of the next bestseller, network with authors, meet new writers, and pick up a few books that you haven't read yet. Cra f t Connec t i ons Wednesday, September 14 11:00 a.m. Spillette Meeting Room Registration Required Craft to your heart's content! Join us to get creative and craft with others in the community. This drop-in program is suitable for all ages and abilities. To register please contact the Children’s Department 330 - 745 -1194 ext. 1423 or 1424. Wee Ones S t or y t ime Thursdays in September 10:30 a.m. Children’s Activity Room Ages birth - 2 Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by playtime with a variety of fun and educational toys. You can register online to receive reminder emails. Teen P i zza Tas t i ng Wednesday, September 28 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Registration Required Teens in grades 6 - 12 will choose Barberton's best pizza in this blind taste test of everyone's favorite food. Votes for the best sauce, crust, cheesiest, and the best overall will be counted. The winning restaurant will receive a certificate of recognition signed by all judges. Mo ’ Mo j o at Lake Anna Gazebo Friday, August 19 7:00 p.m. Lake Anna Gazebo Mo' Mojo is a hard-driving, high-energy “Party-Gras” Band. The female-fronted group features three and four-part harmonies, accordion, twin guitars, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums, and on occasion fiddle! Songs are sung in English and French. Mo' Mojo takes Zydeco music and infuses it with Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock & roll, funk, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms. Mo' Mojo is performing as part of the Summer Concert Series from the City of Barberton’s Parks and Recreation Department. The concert is cosponsored by the Barberton Public Library, the Friends of the Barberton Public Library, and the Parks and Recreation Department. Our storytimes are inclusive and welcoming to all abilities. Families are encouraged to attend the storytime that best meets their child's needs. Teen B i r t hday Cl ub Teens, the Library wants to help you celebrate your birthday! Our birthday club is for those turning 13 up to teenagers still in high school. Sign up to be entered into a drawing during your birthday month. All you have to do is have a Barberton Public Library card and sign up. Each month, a club member will be chosen to receive a $5 gift card to a local Barberton business. Di scover y S t or y t ime Tuesdays in September 10:30 a.m. Spillette Meeting room Ages 2 - 5 Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft and playtime with a variety of fun and educational toys. You can register online to receive reminder emails. Children’s Junk Jou rna l i ng Tuesday, September 13 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Teens in grades 6 - 12, visualize your ideas with a unique to you vision journal. Decorate, personalize, and create a book that is truly yours. All supplies provided. Teen Scene Teddy Bear P i cn i c Wednesday, September 7 4:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Grades K - 5 Bring along your teddy bear, or other stuffed animal, for stories, games, and activities. After the program, your stuffed animal is invited to spend the night at the library for some extra fun! Stuffed animals can be picked up anytime the following day, Thursday, September 8. Register online to receive an email reminder. Special Events Teen Vo l un t eer s Wan t ed Gain valuable experience to include on job, college, or scholarship applications at the Library. Numerous positions available. Visit for more information. Random Fandom Monday, August 8 3:00 p.m. Board Room Students in grades 7-12, come talk about the awesomeness that is your favorite anime, YouTubers, books, and more. All fandoms welcome.

DI Y CD Sunca t cher Saturday, August 20 1:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Registration Required Upcycle old discs with jewels and beads to create gorgeous suncatchers for your windows or gardens. All supplies will be provided. Get Crafty Play Together How to be a Dungeon Master Thursday, September 15 6:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Have you ever wanted to run a Dungeons and Dragons game? Find out how inexpensive and easy it can be. This program is presented by William Richardson, a retired veteran who has been involved in the art of roleplaying games for twentyone years. He regularly facilitates after-school and summer programs that expose middle and high school children to the educational powerhouse of RPGs. This program is intended for tweens, teens, and adults. Local History Bar ber t on Memor i es - The 1950s Wednesday, September 21 2:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room The population in Barberton was surging as the 1950s began. By the end of the decade, thanks to the Baby Boom, Barberton's population increased by 6,000 people for a total of 33,805! As the population grew so did the city, no wonder they call us magic! Join the Club! Please note that due to COVID-19 some programming may change to virtual. Please visit or call 330-745-1194 for up-to-date information and to register. Genea l ogy Cl ub Tuesday, September 13 at 10:30 a.m. Board Room Registration Required Hooks & Books Wednesdays Afternoon: August 24 and September 28, at 2:00 p.m. Evening: August 10 and September 14, at 6:00 p.m. White Rabbit Galleries 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave. Barberton, OH 44203 Bar ber t on Memor i es - The 1940s Wednesday, August 17 2:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room and Facebook Live Registration Required In the 1940s Barberton was a busy place, the war dominated daily life, the city celebrated its Golden Jubilee, or 50th anniversary, and the Barberton High School football team won the state championship. If you think that's all you'd be mistaken, so much more happened during this exciting decade! The Genea l ogy Cl ub P r es en t s - Gr aveyar d Genea l ogy : Us i ng Ceme t er y Recor d f o r Resear ch Tuesday, August 9 10:30 a.m. Spillette Meeting Room This month's meeting is a presentation from Maggie Rose, MLIS, CPL. Maggie will present the types of death, funeral, and cemetery records and how to find them. How to use cemetery records to extract facts about ancestors. Describe the types of American cemeteries, monuments, and records. How to plan a cemetery visit, what to bring and do during your visit, and list resources for further research. Be tween t he Cover s Romance Book Cl ub Mondays, at 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room & Zoom August 15 Hunt the Stars, by Jessie Mihalik September 19 A Stitch in Time, by Kelley Armstrong Even i ng Book Cl ub Monday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room & Zoom Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman Act i ve Adu l t Book C l ub Mondays, at 1:00 p.m. August 8 The Deep, by Rivers Solomon September 12 The Duke and I, by Julia Quinn Active Adult Center 500 W. Hopocan Ave. Barberton, OH 44203 The Library will be closed on Labor Day, September 5. The Library will be open on Sundays beginning September 11. Scr apbook i ng 101 Thursday, September 8 6:30 p.m. Spillette Meeting Room Registration Required Have you wanted to try scrapbooking but thought it may be too difficult? This program is for the scrapbooking newbie or veteran looking for new ideas. We will be discussing different designs, techniques, and supplies that can be utilized for scrapbooking, journaling, or card making. Please note: This program does not include making a scrapbook page. However, attendees will receive a small goodie bag with supplies to take home to begin a scrapbook of their own. Get Involved National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, September 20 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Library Lobby Barberton Public Library is a proud partner for National Voter Registration Day. Stop by the Library Lobby from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to register to vote, change your address, or verify your polling location. Celebrated every September, National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. This day involves volunteers and organizations from across the country and seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities.