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Stow-Munroe Falls Library events (July 31, 2016)

Published: August 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Unless otherwise noted, all library programs are free, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library.

Furniture and

Equipment Auction

The library will have an as-is furniture and equipment auction in the Munroe Falls Room on the second floor of the library. The auction begins Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. on Sept. 1. The auction includes, for example, a musical keyboard, shelving unit, the library's used computers, and more.

Library Closing

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The library will be closed all day on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m.

The Heart of Hell: The Battle of Iwo Jima

Join us Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. as Dennis Blocker discusses his research that was turned into The Heart of Hell by Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Mitch Weiss. The Battle of Iwo Jima, a major event in the Pacific Theater of WWII - and one of the bloodiest in U.S. history - began on February 19, 1945. But what happened two days earlier has largely been a footnote, until now.

The Heart of Hell is the untold story of the crew of Landing Craft Infantry 449. Based on 130 exclusive interviews with sailors who survived the battle, the families of the men killed in the fight, and more than 1,500 letters the sailors mailed to loved ones during their long months at sea, this is a story of duty, brotherhood, love, and courage. Among the sailors was Leo W. Bedell of Stow. Leo was the youngest officer on the ship when he came aboard at Saipan, September 18, 1944. Part of the responsibilities of Bedell was damage control if the ship was hit in combat or suffered injury in an accident.

There will be a Q&A session following Blocker's presentation. Books will be available for purchase. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org.

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The Many Faces of James Bond

Join us on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. as culture historian Bill Brauning unveils the many different faces of James Bond since the first 007 film in 1962. We will see each one and their rise and fall from fame with this highly popular film character. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Stow Corners

Walking Tour

Curious about what our city of Stow looked like years ago? Join our Local History Librarian, Beth Daugherty, as she gives a walking tour of the area immediately surrounding the library on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. Please meet at the library at 9:45 a.m. This tour will include a visit to the original Stow Library which opened its doors in 1925. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. The tour will be approximately one hour so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Please call the library prior to arriving if the weather is questionable. If you are unable to attend or simply want a sneak preview, visit our website for a virtual tour of the area.°Go to www.smfpl.org and select Adults/Local History/Walking Tour.°This self-guided walking tour will show you how the historic center of Stow has changed over the years.°Some buildings noted on the tour no longer exist, others have been moved, or undergone renovation. All of them represent the history of our community.

Stow Comic Con

Enjoy games, crafts, comics, a costume contest, prizes, and more on Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Professional comic book artists will be present for a meet and greet. All ages are welcome and registration is not necessary.

Red Cross Blood Drive

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room on Aug. 24 from 1 - 7 p.m.

Bethany Concert Band

Join us on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. as the Bethany Concert Band returns to the library with a medley of swing, Broadway and patriotic tunes.°This 30-piece band recalls the big-band era with style.°To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. This free program will be in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Toothpaste Drive for Bulldog Bags

Bulldog Bags Inc. is a community, non-profit organization that provides elementary school children in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District who are on the Federal Free and Reduced Meal program, or otherwise qualified, with a "bridge of nutrition." This is a cooperative effort between the community and the schools, funded through donations from the community. Interested in participating? Look for the Bulldog Bin in the lobby and drop off medium (approximately 2.7 oz.) tubes of toothpaste to the library.

Classics Book


Join us for the Classic Book Discussion Group on Aug. 31. This group will meet at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. Light snacks will be provided. The book to be discussed is "For Whom the Bell TollsSDRq by Ernest Hemingway. Stop by the Information Desk to get a copy of this book in one of three formats: regular print, large print, or book on CD. If you prefer reading on a tablet or other device, visit Ohio Digital Library and hoopla for availability. Questions? Call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or ask a librarian.

Wednesday Movies in August

Join us for popcorn and a movie on the big screen as we present films on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. The next date is Aug. 17. Due to the terms of our license, we can't advertise the title of the movie here. Call the library at 330-688-3295 ext. 4 to find out what's playing.

Bow Wow Book Buddies

Kindergarten thrrough sixth-grade children can read to our therapy dogs Aug. 14 and 28 at 1:30 p.m.°This helps children build confidence in their reading ability with this impartial audience.°No registration required.°Sign up for a 15-minute time slot when you arrive.°Bring your favorite book or choose one of ours.

Chess Club

For youths ages 5 to 17, who are familiar with the basic rules of chess, on the third Monday of the month. No signup necessary. Teaching is from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Game play begins at 7 p.m. The next session is Aug. 15. Parents of children under 12 years old must remain in the library.

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