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DIY Fest at Library Offers Presentations on Canning, Beekeeping and Making Artisan Bread

September 19, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Join Stark County District Library for a DIY Fest on September 30 at North Branch. From 1-4 p.m., visitors can explore DIY stations set up throughout the library showcasing a variety of exhibitors and attend free presentations on topics including how to play guitar, make herbal teas, duct tape crafts, and so much more!

Guests can discover how easy it is to make their own artisan bread, can and preserve fruits and vegetables, and even start their own beehive. The DIY Fest will feature free presentations from local experts in the community room on the lower level including:

1:00 pm DIY Artisan Bread* Learn how easy it is to make artisan bread. Participants will be able to mix the ingredients for their own bread and then go home and put it in the oven! Please bring a large 5-quart bowl with lid (if possible) and a sturdy mixing spoon. Ingredients will be provided. *Class limit is 20, so be sure to call the North Branch to register.

2:00 pm DIY Beekeeping Explore how to start and keep a beehive with experienced bee keeper Greg Alexander and taste honey samples!

3:00 pm DIY Canning with OSU Extension OSU Extension staff will teach the basics of home canning and preservation. The science behind preservation will be explained so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product.

Registration is requested for the DIY Artisan Bread presentation due to limited class size. Please visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330-456-4356 to register. North Branch is located at 189 25th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44709.


One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 140,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.5 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 175,000 attendees and provides 240,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

For more information, call 330.452.0665 or visit http://www.starklibrary.org.

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