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.
Harry Potter Book Night
Join us on Feb. 2 for the third annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world. We're hosting an unforgettable night themed around The Professors of Hogwarts. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. and wraps up at 8 p.m. We will be sharing the wonder of J. K. Rowling's unforgettable stories and unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. Wizards, witches and muggles--adults, teens & children alike--will be treated to an evening of games, activities, crafts and quizzes. It all begins when the Sorting Hat decides who will be in which house. Houses will be competing for house points throughout the evening. Prizes will be awarded for those who come in costume, for solving Harry Potter's shopping list riddles, and for checking out 2 or more items.There will be special trivia contests and book discussions just for teens and adults.No registration is necessary.
Library Lovers' Month
Are you passionate about your library? Celebrate Library Lovers' Month with us on Saturdays in February! Giveaways will be distributed to the first 50 library lovers to check out materials each Saturday. The first 50 children checking out upstairs will also receive a giveaway on Saturdays in February.
Preschool and Daycare Fair
Are you looking for a preschool or daycare for your child or children? The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is hosting a preschool and daycare fair on Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm for you to learn more about the preschools and daycares in Stow and Munroe Falls. Many representatives will be on hand from preschools and daycares in Stow and Munroe Falls. Information will also be available about early learning, school readiness and local school age summer daycamps. No registration is required.
Bob Evans Fundraiser for Library Foundation
Support the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Foundation as you enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Bob Evans on the first Monday of the month. Bob Evans, located at 3489 Hudson Drive in Stow, will be hosting a community fundraiser to benefit the Library Foundation. From 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on these particular Mondays, Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales from your meals to the Library Foundation through their Dine to Make a Difference Community Fundraiser program. Participants must present a special flier to the cashier at checkout. Fliers are available at the library. The Library Foundation is grateful for your donation. Please tell your friends!
Join us for a festive session of jazz on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Community Jazz Band has provided free concerts at our library for the past 36 years. All members of the band graciously donate their time and talents entertaining listeners of all ages. No registration necessary. These concerts are in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room.
Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group
Discuss the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. Copies of the book, and list of other titles for discussion, are available at the Reference Desk.
Harry Potter Fan Club
Our Harry Potter Fan Club continues this winter! Join other tweens ages 8-12 for games, activities, crafts, and fun. Join us at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 for "It's Quidditch," and March 9 for "Fantastic Beasts and Magical Creatures." Registration is requested.
Chocolate Fest for Teens
Celebrate all things chocolate at the Chocolate Fest on Feb. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens in grades 7 to 12 will get to play Chocolate Jeopardy and Oreo Stacking and other chocolate games; win chocolate prizes; taste-test different chocolate from around the world; decorate chocolate cupcakes; and more! Bring your sweet tooth! Register for this sweet and yummy program at the Teen Information Desk, or by phone, at (330) 688-3295 ext. 4, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, grade, and phone number.
Navigating the College Search
Join us on Feb. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m., as Paul Wells, Enrollment Management & Student Services Advisor at Kent State University, presents Navigating the College Search Process. This session will help students finalize their college search and begin thinking more critically about researching institutions and their related application processes, including admissions and scholarship deadlines. Topics will include student-institution fit, important factors in the decision processes, career exploration issues, non-academic considerations for comparison, and "backup" options for the selection process. Students and parents are both invited to attend. Registration for this program begins Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org.
The Beatles in Cleveland
Relive the excitement of Beatlemania at The Beatles in Cleveland on Feb. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. Watch as John, Paul, George and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, out of control concerts in Beatles and rock 'n' roll history. Author Dave Schwensen will take you behind the scenes and on stage with The Fab Four through insider stories, rare concert films, never-before published photos and memorabilia. Dave's presentation will include rare concert films of The Beatles riotous concerts at Cleveland Public Hall in 1964 and Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1966. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the program. For more information, visit www.BeatlesInCleveland.com. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org.
Join us for popcorn and a movie on the big screen as we present films on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. The February dates are Feb. 1, 8 and 15. 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 or pick up a flier at the library.
Bow Wow Book Buddies
K-6th grade kids can read to our therapy dogs on Feb. 5 and 19 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.
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 and third Tuesday and second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Questions? Call 330-688-3295 ext. 4.