When some former high school classmates recently invited me to join a book club, I almost instantly turned them down. While I love to read, I hadn’t read a good book that didn’t involve pregnancy or child care in way longer than I should probably admit.
You know it has to be good reading when your librarian suggests it. To kick off About’s new partnership with the Stark County District Library, we asked the staff there to tell us some of their recent favorite books. Here are some of their selections.
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child. That sums up what the Children’s Network Child Advocacy Center of Stark County is all about — protecting children. The agency serves about 500 children per year and deals with children who have been sexually or physically abused or are witnesses to violence.
I have two passions — the business of marketing and communications and the feeding of the soul through art. I’ve been in marketing for nearly 30 years and loved every moment of it. The challenge of creating an environment that shapes people’s thoughts and opinions and leads people to action is exciting.
Patrick Hicks and Emily Heist met on a date in 2002 orchestrated by Emily’s brother — but it wasn’t meant to be, and the two went their separate ways. Years later in 2009, their paths crossed again and — unlike their first meeting — there was an instant connection.