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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.
2-year-old Story TimeSep 2210:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Sep 2210:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
3-year-old Story TimeSep 2310:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Sep 2310:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeSep 234:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeSep 237:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeSep 2410:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
3-year-old Story TimeSep 2510:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeSep 2510:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeSep 252:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Story Time at StarbucksSep 2710:30 amat Stow Starbucks 4294 Kent Rd.
2-year-old Story TimeSep 2910:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Sep 2910:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Monday FundaySep 294:15 pmGrades K-2
3-year-old Story TimeSep 3010:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Sep 3010:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeSep 304:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeSep 307:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeOct 110:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
3-year-old Story TimeOct 210:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 210:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 22:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Pokemon ClubOct 27:00 pm
Little ClickersOct 310:30 amBeginning Monday, September 15, call 330-688-3295 ext. 5 to register.
Bow Wow Book BuddiesOct 51:30 pm
2-year-old Story TimeOct 610:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Oct 610:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
3-year-old Story TimeOct 710:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Oct 710:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeOct 74:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeOct 77:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeOct 810:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lego and Block ClubOct 84:15 pm
3-year-old Story TimeOct 910:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 910:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 92:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Drop-In CraftOct 1010:00 am
Little ClickersOct 1010:30 amBeginning Monday, September 15, call 330-688-3295 ext. 5 to register.
Storybook TheatreOct 1011:00 am
Express Yourself!Oct 1110:30 amart program for tweens in grades 3-6
2-year-old Story TimeOct 1310:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Oct 1310:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
3-year-old Story TimeOct 1410:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Oct 1410:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeOct 144:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeOct 147:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeOct 1510:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Mad about MathOct 157:00 pmGrades K-3
3-year-old Story TimeOct 1610:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 1610:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 162:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Little ClickersOct 1710:30 amBeginning Monday, September 15, call 330-688-3295 ext. 5 to register.
Minecraft ManiaOct 171:00 pm
Minecraft ManiaOct 172:15 pm
Kids iPad Play TimeOct 1810:30 amNo registration required
Family Music ProgramOct 182:00 pmTickets required - available starting October 11
Bow Wow Book BuddiesOct 191:30 pm
2-year-old Story TimeOct 2010:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Oct 2010:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Chess ClubOct 206:30 pmto 8:30 pm
3-year-old Story TimeOct 2110:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lap-sit Story Time (0-24 months)Oct 2110:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Special Needs Story TimeOct 214:30 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Bedtime Story TimeOct 217:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
2-year-old Story TimeOct 2210:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Lego and Block ClubOct 224:15 pm
3-year-old Story TimeOct 2310:00 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 2310:45 amRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
4-/5-year-old Story TimeOct 232:00 pmRegistration begins Monday, Sept. 8.
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.
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.
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.

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Anime ClubOct 111:30 pm
Doctor Who PartyOct 137:00 pm
High School Book ClubOct 169:00 amat SMFHS
Chess ClubOct 206:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Anime ClubNov 81:30 pm
Chess ClubNov 176:30 pmto 8:30 pm
High School Book ClubNov 209:00 amat SMFHS

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
TECH TUESDAYSep 231:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Family FolkloreSep 2510:30 am
TECH TUESDAYSep 301:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Cooking Class: Appetizer Fun!Sep 305:00 pm
Cooking Class: Appetizer Fun!Sep 306:30 pm
Coffee with the EditorOct 19:30 am
Popcorn & a MovieOct 11:00 pm
Jazz ConcertOct 16:30 pm
Bob Evans Fundraiser for Library FoundationOct 212:00 am
Family FolkloreOct 210:30 am
Writers' GroupOct 27:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYOct 71:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYOct 77:00 pmto 8:30PM
Popcorn & a MovieOct 81:00 pm
AntiquesOct 87:00 pm
Hip Chicks KnitOct 910:00 am
Family FolkloreOct 910:30 am
Bridge ClubOct 1312:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYOct 141:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Ghost HuntingOct 146:30 pm
Popcorn & a MovieOct 151:00 pm
Family FolkloreOct 1610:30 am
Tiffany LampsOct 167:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYOct 211:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Popcorn & a MovieOct 221:00 pm
Family FolkloreOct 2310:30 am
Cooking Class: Homemade HolidaysOct 235:00 pm
Cooking class: Homemade HolidaysOct 236:30 pm
TECH TUESDAYOct 281:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Historic Cemeteries of Summit CountyOct 287:00 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
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
Hip Chicks KnitNov 1310:00 am
Family FolkloreNov 1310:30 am
TECH TUESDAYNov 181:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Family FolkloreNov 2010:30 am

Computer Class

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Access 7Sep 227:00 pm
Meet Windows 8Sep 257:00 pm

Daytime Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
The Other TypistOct 1310:00 amBook discussion
The Other TypistOct 132:00 pmBook discussion
Secret of Lost ThingsNov 1010:00 amBook discussion
Secret of Lost ThingsNov 102:00 pmBook discussion

Monday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
In the Shadow of the BanyanOct 67:00 pmBook discussion
The TreesNov 37:00 pmBook discussion

Tuesday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Book ThiefSep 237:00 pmBook discussion
Defending JacobOct 287:00 pmBook discussion
I Am MalalaNov 187:00 pmBook discussion
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