The Portage County District Library Board of Trustees will meet March 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Windham Branch, 9005 Wilverne Drive in Windham, to discuss rehiring the fiscal officer upon her retirement with a benefit under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.
Band boosters hosting auction prior to concert
The Streetsboro Band Boosters are hosting a Chinese Auction March 5 at 6 p.m. just before the Streetsboro High School's Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Streetsboro High School.
There will be a variety of prizes. Come and enjoy the high school's band concert and have fun trying to win one of the Chinese auction prizes.
All proceeds of the Chinese auction benefit Streetsboro band programs.
The Streetsboro Band Boosters also will host a spaghetti dinner on March 9 at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Streetsboro American Legion, 10001 Aurora-Hudson Road.
The band is also taking orders for Malley's Chocolates online until March 25. To order, visit http://www.malleys.com/Streetsboro-band-boosters.
STEM Club seeking funds to buy soapbox cars for May 18 race
Two cars built by Streetsboro Middle School students may race down the track at Derby Downs May 18 in a race hosted by All-American Soap Box Derby for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes and clubs in the area.
Developed by PBS, local schools and the Soap Box Derby, the event will feature cars built by students from kits.
The Super Stock Kit, which is designed with middle school students in mind, can be assembled, taken apart and reassembled, allowing all students to have a hand in the building process.
Streetsboro Middle School's STEM club is seeking donations to help come up with the $1,200 to purchase two kits. The sponsoring company or organizations will be able to have their logos painted on the car for the race, as well as on race team T-shirts.
The Gravity Racing Challenge last year attracted "over 400 educators and students and 65 school teams from Ohio and North Carolina," according to http://www.aasbd.org/, the All-American Soapbox Derby's website.
The event last year included elements other than racing: photography, infomercial marketing and graphic design competitions also took place, states the website.
For more information on helping to sponsor the two Streetsboro cars, contact STEM Club Adviser Rich Day at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 330-626-4905.
Library to celebrate
National Pig Day
The Pierce-Streetsboro Library will celebrate National Pig Day on March 2 with a "Give a Pig a Party" program for children ages two through five. There will be stories, games, crafts and refreshments. Call 330-626-4458 to register and for more information.
The library is located at 8990 Kirby Lane. For additional information on library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org or call 330-626-4458.
Discuss 'The Girls' March 11 at library
The Pierce-Streetsboro Library's book discussion club will meet March 11 at 3 p.m. in the library's meeting room. The group will discuss "The Girls" by Lori Lansens, a novel about conjoined twins. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of Pierce-Streetsboro Library. Stop into the library to check out a copy of the book. For more details or to register for the program, call the Streetsboro library at 330-626-4458.
Portage libraries add Sesame Street ebooks
Portage County District Library has added more than 150 free Sesame Street eBooks to its digital library collection.
Available anywhere, anytime, young readers will be able to enjoy classic, as well as brand-new Sesame Street eBooks. All eBooks are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. The service includes four different kinds of eBooks: read along books, audiobooks, animated books and interactive books. When reading a Sesame Street eBook with a child, parents can make story time engaging with bright pages, audio narration, interactivity and animation.
To access these books, visit www.portagelibrary.org and select the "Download Ebooks Audiobooks" link at the lower left-hand position on the screen. Then select the appropriate link (inside or outside a branch library) to begin enjoying the collection.
This service is available to anyone with a Portage County District Library card in good standing.