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Free Tax Service via Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

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Free tax filing services are available in Akron to qualifying area residents through the Ohio Benefit Bank tax clinics.

Most households with an adjusted gross income of less than $60,000 per year can use the Ohio Benefit Bank to file their taxes.

You must make an appointment to take advantage of the services at the Akron-Summit County Main Public Library:

Free One-on-One Help with Kindles, Nooks or Other eReaders

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Did you know that the library offers free, one-on-one instruction for users of eReaders?

Are you hoping to give (or receive) a Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iPad or iPad mini this holiday season? If you (or your gift-ee) doesn’t know how to use one, what then? We can help!

Library patrons can call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 to set up a 45 minute appointment for help with their eReader or similar electronic device.

Little Video Players to Watch Wherever You Want

Meet the Playaway View® – a video player you can hold in your hand. We’ve got a number of different shows pre-loaded on these clever little devices that you can take anywhere. They have a speaker built in, and you can also plug in your own headphones to listen in private.

 

Drive-Up Window Closed

Monday, Sept 17 and Tuesday, Sept 18 the Drive-Up Window will be closed due to construction.

Photo Contest Winners Announced

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The winners of our annual Amateur Photography Contest for teens and adults have been announced, and all of the 93 entries were on display in the library (through August 16). You can see the winning photos here. Winners received ribbons and cash prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. Thank you to everyone who entered!

It's A New School Year

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A public library card is free! It gives students access to the library’s online homework databases for thousands of magazine and journal articles, photos, maps, and other information that supplement the school library’s databases, as well as the library’s young adult fiction and nonfiction collection.

Don’t have Internet at home? Or is your computer, laptop, or printer broken? Students need a library card in good standing (fines below $5) in order to access the library’s free high-speed internet terminals and to print out hard copies for assignments.

Computers Silent Auction

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Last Two Days! Auction Ends June 21

Bid now on 28 computers, some setup as complete systems with monitors,  and other items to auction this year. This is a Silent Auction, the items for sale will be on display at the front of the library starting at 9:00PM on June 12th through 8:00PM on June 21th. See our Detailed List of items for sale. Winning bidders will be contacted after the sale.

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Children Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Little ClickersOct 2410:30 amBeginning Monday, September 15, call 330-688-3295 ext. 5 to register.
Story Time at StarbucksOct 2510:30 amat Stow Starbucks 4294 Kent Rd.
Halloween Fun at Spike's PlaceOct 252:30 pmRegistration required starting October 13
2-year-old Story TimeOct 2710:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Oct 2710:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Monday FundayOct 274:15 pmGrades K-2
3-year-old Story TimeOct 2810:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Oct 2810:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeOct 284:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeOct 287:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeOct 2910:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
3-year-old Story TimeOct 3010:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 3010:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 302:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Little ClickersOct 3110:30 amBeginning Monday, September 15, call 330-688-3295 ext. 5 to register.
Bow Wow Book BuddiesNov 21:30 pm
2-year-old Story TimeNov 310:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Nov 310:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
3-year-old Story TimeNov 410:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Nov 410:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeNov 44:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeNov 47:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeNov 510:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lego and Block ClubNov 54:15 pm
3-year-old Story TimeNov 610:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeNov 610:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeNov 62:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Pokemon ClubNov 67:00 pm
Express Yourself!Nov 810:30 amart program for tweens in grades 3-6
2-year-old Story TimeNov 1010:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Nov 1010:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
3-year-old Story TimeNov 1110:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Nov 1110:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeNov 114:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeNov 117:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeNov 1210:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Old Music for Young Ears: A Hands-On Music ProgramNov 127:00 pm
3-year-old Story TimeNov 1310:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeNov 1310:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeNov 132:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Drop-In CraftNov 1410:00 am
Storybook TheatreNov 1411:00 am
Story Time at StarbucksNov 1510:00 amat Stow Starbucks 4294 Kent Rd.
Hands-on Music ProgramNov 152:00 pmFree tickets required starting November 8
Bow Wow Book BuddiesNov 161:30 pm
2-year-old Story TimeNov 1710:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Nov 1710:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Chess ClubNov 176:30 pmto 8:30 pm
3-year-old Story TimeNov 1810:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Nov 1810:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeNov 184:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeNov 187:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeNov 1910:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lego and Block ClubNov 194:15 pm
3-year-old Story TimeNov 2010:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeNov 2010:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeNov 202:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Kids iPad Play TimeNov 2210:30 amNo registration required
Monday FundayNov 244:15 pmGrades K-2
Elf TrainingNov 2910:00 amfamily fun!
Lego and Block ClubDec 34:15 pm
Pokemon ClubDec 47:00 pm
Life-size Candy Land!Dec 1310:00 amDrop-in anytime between 10AM to 2PM
Bow Wow Book BuddiesDec 141:30 pm
Monday FundayDec 154:15 pmGrades K-2
Chess ClubDec 156:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Drop-In CraftDec 1910:00 am
Storybook TheatreDec 1911:00 am

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Author Book SigningOct 294:00 pmto 7:00 pm
Anime ClubNov 81:30 pm
Chess ClubNov 176:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Premiere PartyNov 186:15 pmTO 8:45PM
High School Book ClubNov 209:00 amat SMFHS
Anime ClubDec 61:30 pm
High School Book ClubDec 119:00 amat SMFHS
Chess ClubDec 156:30 pmto 8:30 pm

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
TECH TUESDAYOct 281:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Historic Cemeteries of Summit CountyOct 287:00 pm
Author Book SigningOct 294:00 pmto 7:00 pm
Family FolkloreOct 3010:30 am
TECH TUESDAYNov 41:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYNov 47:00 pmto 8:30PM
Good Flag, Bad FlagNov 47:00 pm
Coffee with the EditorNov 59:30 am
Popcorn & a MovieNov 51:00 pm
Jazz ConcertNov 56:30 pm
Bob Evans Fundraiser for Library FoundationNov 612:00 am
Family FolkloreNov 610:30 am
Writers' GroupNov 67:00 pm
Bridge ClubNov 1012:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYNov 111:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Cooking Class: Wild TurkeyNov 115:00 pm
Cooking Class: Wild TurkeyNov 116:30 pm
Popcorn & a MovieNov 121:00 pm
Hip Chicks KnitNov 1310:00 am
Family FolkloreNov 1310:30 am
TECH TUESDAYNov 181:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Popcorn & a MovieNov 191:00 pm
Christmas Wreaths: Make It & Take It Craft ClassNov 196:30 pm
Family FolkloreNov 2010:30 am
TECH TUESDAYNov 251:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYDec 21:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYDec 27:00 pmto 8:30PM
Metro Parks EnsembleDec 27:00 pm
Jazz ConcertDec 36:30 pm
Bob Evans Fundraiser for Library FoundationDec 412:00 am
Family FolkloreDec 410:30 am
Bridge ClubDec 812:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYDec 91:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Hip Chicks KnitDec 1110:00 am
Family FolkloreDec 1110:30 am
TECH TUESDAYDec 161:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Swing with the Bethany Concert BandDec 177:00 pm
Family FolkloreDec 1810:30 am
TECH TUESDAYDec 231:00 pmto 5:00 PM.

Computer Class

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Advanced Excel 1Nov 37:00 pm
Introduction to ComputersNov 67:00 pm
Meet Windows 8Nov 137:00 pm
Advanced Excel 2Nov 177:00 pm
eBay Selling for Total BeginnersNov 197:00 pm
Advanced Excel 3Nov 247:00 pm
Word Mail MergeDec 27:00 pm

Daytime Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Secret of Lost ThingsNov 1010:00 amBook discussion
Secret of Lost ThingsNov 102:00 pmBook discussion
Wuthering HeightsDec 810:00 amBook discussion
Wuthering HeightsDec 82:00 pmBook discussion

Monday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
The TreesNov 37:00 pmBook discussion
The Girls of Atomic CityDec 17:00 pmBook discussion

Tuesday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
I Am MalalaOct 287:00 pmBook discussion
Book ThiefNov 187:00 pmBook discussion
Tuesday Book Club PartyDec 167:00 pmBook discussion
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