Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trunk or Treat!!- Thursday Oct. 25

Hey all. 
Well, it's that time of year again.  Time for candy and costumes.  Halloween is right around the corner.

Here is a special program that the Massillon Rec Center is hosting.  Trunk or Treat is where kids 13 and under can come to the Rec Center parking lot and go around "trick or treating" in the safety of the parking lot.  That's where the "trick" part comes but the "trunk" part comes from the cars that fill the parking lot with their trunks filled with candy. 

The owners of the cars are going to dress them up as well as dressing themselves up.  We at the Massillon Public Library will be there with my 1970 Volkswagen Beetle that will be dressed up, but what it is will be a surprise.  The event will start at 6:00pm and go all the way until 7:30pm.  SO mark you calendars- October 25, 2012; THIS THURSDAY.

So come on down, bring your kids and enjoy this night of fun, safety and most importantly CANDY!
Hope to see ya there,
Tim Pawlak
Reference Department

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Annual Booksale is Coming this Saturday, October 20!!!!

Hi there.  Do you love books as much as I do?  Well, you are in luck!

The Friends of the Massillon Public Library Annual Book Sale is going to take place this Saturday, October 20th at the Massillon Public Library from 10:00am until 3:00pm.  The sale will take place in the library auditorium.

Everything from cookbooks to teen fantasy to auto repair manuals will be there for the taking.  And all at rock-bottom bargain prices.  Who can resist that?  There will even be a selection of audio visual materials to choose from.

But wait, there's more.  In the final hour (2:00pm-3:00pm) shoppers will receive an even better deal.  For the meager sum of One dollar, you can fill a grocery bag with items from the sale.  Unbelievable, I know.

For those who are "Friends of the Library," a private early preview will be held on Friday, Oct 19th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Members will have to show their membership cards at the door.  But fear not, if you are not a member, you can join that night and get in on the preview. 

All of the proceeds from the book sale will go to the Friends of the Massillon Public Library, a non-profit organization which supports the Massillon Public Library.  For anyone that would like adisional information on the event, please contact Mary Ellen Brown at the Library- 330.832.9831, ext. 301. 

So come on down and feast on these crazy deals of ours.  It only comes once a year so don't miss it.

See ya there,
Tim Pawlak
Reference Dept.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chris Spielman Book Discussion at Lincoln Theater

Hello again,

I come today with very exciting news.  On Monday October 15 at 6:30pm, the Massillon Public Library is organizing a book discussion on That's Why I'm Here by football great and former Massillon Tiger, Chris Spielman.  This program will be held at the Lions' Lincoln Theater as part of the "One Book, One Community" reading program. Here is a link to the announcement page on the website.

The discussion will be led by several men who either coached or played along side Spielman during his Massillon High School career.  It will be a fun night for all who love football and Massillon history.

Speaking of Massillon, why not come check some of the resources that we have here at the Massillon Public Library?  Our Local History & Genealogy room is full of information on the history of the City of Massillon as well as the history of our favorite football team.  We also have many links on our website that you can use: Local History Links

So until next time, I ask you to take a couple minutes out of your day to just relax and curl up with a good book, you'll be glad you did.

Happy reading,
Tim Pawlak

Friday, October 5, 2012

Author Visit at Next Writer's Group October 8th

Hello again,
I come with exciting news for you.  On Monday, October 8th, at 5:00 p.m, the Massillon Public Library's Writer's Group will be hosting a free author visit with guest speaker and author, Paul Pusateri.
Here is part of the press release from the event: 

While living in Ecuador as an exchange student, Pusateri, captured by the romanticism of Latin America, discovered that love transcends time and geographical borders. Pilar’s Miracle, a riveting story which heralds the power of forgiveness and redemption, was born out of his love for the people and beauty of Ecuador.
During this program, Pusateri will share some of his experiences with the group, plus valuable writing tips and techniques. There will also be time for attendees to ask questions.

This free event will take place in the second floor meeting room where the Writer's Group is usually held and is open to the public.  Also, you don't need to register so come on down and check out this exciting event.

For any questions that you have, you can call Stephanie Span, the coordinator of the group at 330.832.9831, Ext. 311 or you can log on to the library's website: www.massillonlibrary.org.  Here is also a link to the information page about the event.  The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.  

Tim Pawlak


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Well, back to business

Hello again.
Nothing ground-breaking today but just wanted to let everyone know that the Library is back to normal (relatively lol).  That is to say that our shiny new floor and circulation desk are open for business.

What this means to the Reference Department is that we are back to our normal setup.  What is our normal setup? some of you may ask. 
  • Well our main reference desk is the big blue desk in the Reading Room with the Non-fiction and the YA section.  Our extension here is ext. 312
  • Our other desk is located in the Local History and Genealogy Room which is out beyond the Audio-Visual room.  The Local history phone extension is ext. 325.  Just turn to the right when you come in and go on past the AV section.  I wanted to touch on this because many people still do not know that we are back there and sometimes it gets lonely.
So please come on out to the library to take a look and enjoy our new rotunda floor and circulation desk.  We will continue to strive to provide the great service to our patrons that you have come to know us for.
Have a great day,
Tim Pawlak