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Library Welcomes Return of the 3rd Annual Stark Mini Maker Faire®

April 16, 2018 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark Library is hosting the third annual Stark Mini Maker Faire® on Friday, May 4 at the Main Library in downtown Canton. The free public event will run from 2 – 7 p.m. and will be included in the Canton Arts District First Friday lineup.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event, celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. Makers are tech enthusiasts, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, authors, or artists.

Exhibitors will share their making activities with the public through unique demonstrations and instructions. One Byte at a Time, We Joy Sing, The American Cancer Society, and Stark Tuscarawas Wayne Recycling District will be among those present. Topics include 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, virtual reality, gardening, renewable energy options, wood carving, sewing and spinning, cookie decorating, butterflies and more. There will also be hands-on activities for all ages.

Marianna DiGiacomo, Director of Community Services, is excited to welcome the event back for a third year. “The Stark Mini Maker Faire celebrates creativity and resourcefulness with a variety of exhibits ranging from arts and crafts to STEM projects,” said DiGiacomo. “There’s something for every interest to explore.”

More information is available at www.StarkLibrary.org/MakerFaire or by calling 330-452-0665. The event is free and open to the public and is appropriate for all ages. Registration is not required and attendees can come and go as they please in this open-house style event. The event is not designed to be an arts or crafts faire, so items will not be for sale at the Library. Stark Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

 

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One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark 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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