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Gingerbread House Extravaganza

2019-12-10 00:00:00 2019-12-10 23:59:00 America/New_York Gingerbread House Extravaganza Design a gingerbread creation and bring it to Main Library Nov 25–Dec 14 to decorate the Children's Department. Winners will be chosen in several categories. Attach an entry form to your creation. Main Library

Tuesday, December 10
All day

Add to Calendar 2019-12-10 00:00:00 2019-12-10 23:59:00 America/New_York Gingerbread House Extravaganza Design a gingerbread creation and bring it to Main Library Nov 25–Dec 14 to decorate the Children's Department. Winners will be chosen in several categories. Attach an entry form to your creation. Main Library

Design a gingerbread creation and bring it to Main Library Nov 25–Dec 14 to decorate the Children's Department. Winners will be chosen in several categories. Attach an entry form to your creation.

Rules and recipes are listed on the printable entry form available here. (PDF)

Meet the Benzing Family

It’s a Benzing family tradition to work together to build architectural gingerbread wonders like Hogwarts, Rockefeller Center, Whoville, and many others.  Each Holiday season they share their works of art with us. 

The Benzings were gracious enough to share what the project means to them below:

“A really important life skill? Gingerbread house construction. Not making. Constructing. The art of creating these massive edible structures requires gingerbread tougher than getting into Duke (which I did) and icing with the binding properties of a rare earth magnet. 

My family undertakes these mega-projects for pure enjoyment. In a way, it is like the mandalas of the Tibetan monks. Countless hours over two weeks are dedicated to the simple joy of working. Then, the work is washed away, or, in our case, left out for the local sparrows to learn the meaning of “sugar high.” Pictures and memories are all that remain of Whoville, the Rockefeller Center, and Hogwarts. Each year, we enter Stark Library’s competition fully aware of our inevitable disqualification (lights are not edible). We do not create to win. Our trophy is seeing the genuine excitement on peoples’ faces.

The sweets are not permanent but their effect on me is (no, not diabetes). I learned how to design in food and when to cool the competitive spirit. I learned how to sculpt in chocolate and how teamwork is a process of chaos, perseverance, and, ultimately, sharing.”  – Laura Benzing.

Main Library

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Phone: 330-452-0665

Branch manager
Megan Del Corso

Hours
We're closed Sunday August 09
Mon, Aug 03 Closed
Tue, Aug 04 Closed
Wed, Aug 05 Closed
Thu, Aug 06 Closed
Fri, Aug 07 Closed
Sat, Aug 08 Closed
Sun, Aug 09 Closed

About the branch

The Main Library is located in the heart of downtown Canton and serves a diverse community of all ages and interests. This location houses the Genealogy Department and is well known for its unique architectural design.

Upcoming events

Fri, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
Pick up a bag packed with meals for your child. Children ages 4 -17 are eligible.... more
Pick up a bag packed with meals for your child. Children ages 4 -17 are eligible. Household must meet income eligibility guidelines. Made possible through a grant from Women’s Fund.

Fri, Aug 07, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
North Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Pick up a bag packed with meals for your child. Children ages 4 -17 are eligible.... more
Pick up a bag packed with meals for your child. Children ages 4 -17 are eligible. Household must meet income eligibility guidelines. Made possible through a grant from Women’s Fund.  

Fri, Aug 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Sat, Aug 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Branch
Join us on You Tube for this month's Sewing Saturday: Potholder Table Runner and learn... more
Join us on You Tube for this month's Sewing Saturday: Potholder Table Runner and learn how to create a potholder that will stretch across a family size table.

Mon, Aug 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Mon, Aug 10, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
North Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Mon, Aug 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Tue, Aug 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Branch
Join us on Facebook for real-time reading recommendations from your librarian. Share... more
Join us on Facebook for real-time reading recommendations from your librarian. Share three books that you have enjoyed & our librarians will chat with you giving you personalized recommendations!

Wed, Aug 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Wed, Aug 12, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
North Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Wed, Aug 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Wed, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Branch
Story times open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and... more
Story times open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Registration is required for all.

Thu, Aug 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Branch
Story times open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and... more
Story times open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Registration is required for all.

Thu, Aug 13, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
DeHoff Memorial Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
Pick up a bag packed with meals for your child. Children ages 4 -17 are eligible.... more
Pick up a bag packed with meals for your child. Children ages 4 -17 are eligible. Household must meet income eligibility guidelines. Made possible through a grant from Women’s Fund.

Fri, Aug 14, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
North Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Pick up a bag packed with meals for your child. Children ages 4 -17 are eligible.... more
Pick up a bag packed with meals for your child. Children ages 4 -17 are eligible. Household must meet income eligibility guidelines. Made possible through a grant from Women’s Fund.  

Fri, Aug 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Madge Youtz Branch
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the... more
Parents & caregivers of kids 18 & under can pick up a free meal this summer at the Library. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance van in our parking lot for a grab n' go meal while supplies last.