Mary Oliver was widely known as one of the most prolific, established, and best-selling American poets of all time. Oliver began writing poetry as a teenager and eventually published over thirty volumes of poetry. Her work was heavily influenced by nature and was often deeply introspective. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for American Primitive and the National Book Award in 1992 for New and Selected Poems. Join us in celebrating her life with some materials from our library collection. 

Felicity by 1935- Mary Oliver

Fiction

Anger is a gift by Mark Oshiro

HP Party with Tonks and the Aurors

Muggles and wizards alike are invited to celebrate all things magical at our Potter Party! Enjoy tasty wizard treats, play games, and make crafts while rocking out to a live musical performance by Tonks and the Aurors. Then connect with other fans over a game of Harry Potter Bingo. Costumes are welcome! Activities and food available while supplies last.

All ages. No registration required. 

[Harry Potter-54 by Carol Smith is licensed under  CC BY 2.0.]

Upcoming sessions

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As the temperature drops, cozy up with a seasonal read from our Teen Fiction section!

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Winter Snow Spree

Join us in celebrating family, snow, and all things winter! A reindeer from Carousel Acres will be visiting with us outside as the Canton Express will be giving train rides around the loop, so please dress for the weather! Then come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate, stories, crafts and more. Enjoy while supplies last.

No registration required and all ages are welcome.

Upcoming sessions

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Did you miss our Birthday Storytime? Don't worry! Here are stories and more to have your own celebration at home!

From Storytime

Don't spill the beans! by Ian Schoenherr

October 11 is National Coming Out Day, an LGBT awareness DAYoriginally founded in 1988. Celebrate or learn more by reading a book in which teens experience the happiness and hardships of coming out. 

Fiction

Fan art by Sarah Tregay

Mary Shelley's seminal horror novel Frankenstein was first published in 1818. Over the past 200 years countless filmmakers, authors, and scholars have explored and adapted the classic monster story. To celebrate the 200th anniversary, check out a film adaptation, biography, or homage found below!

About Mary Shelley

In search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson

Did you miss our Books and Stories Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a bookish storytime at home!

From Storytime

A child of books by Oliver Jeffers

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