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Library Events

Published: December 18, 2016 12:00 AM
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Unless otherwise noted, all library programs are free, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library.

The library is located at 3512 Darrow Road, Stow.

Library Closings

The library will be closed all day on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26.

The library will be closed all day on Sunday, Jan. 1. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2.

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Escape Dr. Johnson's Lab

Do you have what it takes to save the world? Teens in grades 7-12 can join us on Dec. 28 from 3-4 p.m.to play an "Escape the Room" game.Dr. Johnson has plans to unleash a deadly airborne virus that will transform anyone who comes in contact into a zombie! Can you find all the clues and solve the puzzles before time runs out? Space is limited. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or email teenlibrarian@smfpl.org.

Imani Winds

TuesdayMusical is bringing the Imani Winds to the library to perform and talk about their dynamic work on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Extolled by theWashington Postas "exuding a sultry sophistication during performances," Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions. Registration begins Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. This free program is cosponsored by theTuesday Musical Association and the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.

A Cook and A Book

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A Cook & A Book is a culinary and literary adventure, featuring librarian and quasi-chef Ron Block. Join him on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. as he describes thisunique and popularapproach to book clubs. The connections between fiction and food are all there between the pages! Ron will talk about several recommended books, authors and share some fun adventures and recipes created to accompany them.Samples will be provided. To register, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. Space is limited. Please call if you need to cancel your reservation. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Reiki & Healing Meditation

Join Reiki Master Jennifer Shope on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. to experience the relaxation of Reiki and meditation focused on healing at a deep level. Reiki, which is a Japanese technique for deep relaxation and energy healing, strengthens our spirit and restores our balance so we can feel better, enjoy life more, and thrive.We all have energy flowing through us known as chi, prana, or ki, but we often also carry energy that no longer serves us, which can be toxic. This energy can manifest negatively in our lives as pain, illness, depression, anxiety, or even just feeling "stuck" in our lives. Please bring a journal or notebook.No experience necessary. Registration begins Monday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m. To register, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. Space is limited; please call if you need to cancel. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Tax Program

The Summit County TaxAide Program has informed us that we will no longer be a site for the upcoming Tax Program. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For assistance with taxes, please contact the following Tax Program sites to schedule an appointment: Akron Main Library, Akron University, Firestone Park Library, Green Branch Library, Maple Valley Branch Library, Northwest Branch Library, Norton Library, Portage Lakes Branch Library, Quirk Cultural Center (walk-ins on Saturdays), and Twinsburg Library. Thank you for understanding.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room on Dec. 21 from 1 7 p.m. Thank you for donating.

Thursday Evening Book Discussion

Join us for Thursday Evening Book Discussion on Dec. 15. This group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The book to be discussed is "Prague Winter" by Madeleine Albright. Questions? Call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or ask a librarian.

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.

Bridge Club

Join us for cards and conversation on Jan. 9. Players should arrive at 12:45 and Bridge will begin promptly at 1 p.m. in the Stow Room at the library. There is no fee to join the club, but a small collection will be taken for refreshments. We will play as many hands as possible and finish by approximately 3:30 p.m. As a courtesy to all the players, do not plan to leave early. For more information or to register, contact Cheryl Nelson at 330-688-3295, ext. 102.

Early Bird Passport


We offer Early Bird Passport Service to accept passport applications from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Appointments for this special service are required and only two applications can be processed during this time. For appointments and information about what to bring, contact the Adult Information Department at 330-688-3295 ext. 4.

Tech Tuesday and Thursday

First come, first served assistance in setting up and familiarizing yourself with your mobile device and learning how to download free books, audiobooks, movies, magazines and more from the library's digital collection.

This one-on-one service takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m., as well as the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Questions? Call 330-688-3295 ext. 4.

Wednesday Movies in January

Join us for popcorn and a movie on the big screen as we present films on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. January dates are Jan. 4, 18 and 25. 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.

Chess Club

For youths ages 5 to 17, who are familiar with the basic rules of chess, on the third Monday of the month. The next session is Jan. 23. No signup necessary. Teaching is from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Game play begins at 7 p.m. Parents of children under 12 years old must remain in the library.

Print and eBooks:Working Together

In addition to lending out physical copies of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and so on, your library provides a host of electronic materials for free download. In October, library patrons downloaded 5,525 eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eVideos. Library patrons also downloaded 989 items from hoopla, 172 magazines from Zinio, and 2,9188 songs from Freegal. Have you tried downloading electronic materials yet?

If you're not sure how to get started, stop by one of our Tech Tuesday or Tech Thursday sessions and let one of our librarians assist you.

These appointments are first-come, first-served.

Free Coffee

The Library offers free coffee and tea to patrons Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us in the reference area behind the Information Desk for a hot beverage. Look for a special flavor on Wednesdays.

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