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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.
Robotics Class for Children Ages 6-12Aug 1810:00 amThis program is full. Thank you.
Robotics Class for Children Ages 6-12Aug 1812:00 pmThis program is full. Thank you.
Chess ClubAug 206:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Music Together for Babies, Toddlers and PreschoolersAug 2510:00 amRegister beginning August 13
Around the World Book Bingo Sep 112:00 am
Brick and Block ClubSep 54:15 pmNo registration
Ready, Set...Kindergarten!Sep 710:30 amactivities for 4 and 5 year olds
Toddler Story TimeSep 109:30 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeSep 1011:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeSep 1110:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeSep 1111:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Pop-Up at Munroe Falls Farmers MarketSep 113:00 pm
Walking Babies Story TimeSep 1210:00 amFor walking babies through age 24 months; no registration required
Lapsit Story TimeSep 1211:00 amFor babies birth to not yet walking: no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeSep 1310:30 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Starlight Stories and StretchesSep 137:00 pmA calming storytime with gentle yoga and mindfulness activities.
Harry Potter Fan ClubSep 137:00 pmfor children 8-12 years old
Toddler-Preschool Movement TimeSep 1410:30 amFree passes required
Touch a TruckSep 1510:00 amVehicles, ice cream, face painting and balloons
Toddler Story TimeSep 179:30 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeSep 1711:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
What-Nots Drop-In CraftSep 176:00 pmIntended for ages 5 and up
Chess ClubSep 176:30 pmto 8:30 pm
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeSep 1810:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeSep 1811:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Walking Babies Story TimeSep 1910:00 amFor walking babies through age 24 months; no registration required
Lapsit Story TimeSep 1911:00 amFor babies birth to not yet walking: no registration required
Brick and Block ClubSep 194:15 pmNo registration
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeSep 2010:30 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Starlight Stories and StretchesSep 207:00 pmA calming storytime with gentle yoga and mindfulness activities.
Drop-In CraftSep 2110:00 am
Storybook TheatreSep 2111:00 am
Silly Saturday Story TimeSep 2210:30 amGeared toward ages 2-6 but all are welcome
Bow Wow Book BuddiesSep 231:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children K-6th grade
Toddler Story TimeSep 249:30 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeSep 2411:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeSep 2510:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeSep 2511:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Walking Babies Story TimeSep 2610:00 amFor walking babies through age 24 months; no registration required
Lapsit Story TimeSep 2611:00 amFor babies birth to not yet walking: no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeSep 2710:30 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Starlight Stories and StretchesSep 277:00 pmA calming storytime with gentle yoga and mindfulness activities.
Girls Who Code Club for 3rd - 5th GradeSep 2910:15 amRegister for the session beginning September 10
Silly Saturday Story TimeSep 2910:30 amGeared toward ages 2-6 but all are welcome
Pop-Up Library at Harvest FestivalSep 2911:00 am
Bow Wow Book BuddiesSep 301:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children K-6th grade
Around the World Book Bingo Oct 112:00 am
Toddler Story TimeOct 19:30 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeOct 111:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeOct 210:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeOct 211:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Walking Babies Story TimeOct 310:00 amFor walking babies through age 24 months; no registration required
Lapsit Story TimeOct 311:00 amFor babies birth to not yet walking: no registration required
Brick and Block ClubOct 34:15 pmNo registration
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeOct 410:30 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Starlight Stories and StretchesOct 47:00 pmA calming storytime with gentle yoga and mindfulness activities.
Ready, Set...Kindergarten!Oct 510:30 amactivities for 4 and 5 year olds
Girls Who Code Club for 3rd - 5th GradeOct 610:15 amRegister for the session beginning September 10
Silly Saturday Story TimeOct 610:30 amGeared toward ages 2-6 but all are welcome
Bow Wow Book BuddiesOct 71:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children K-6th grade
Toddler Story TimeOct 89:30 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeOct 811:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeOct 910:00 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeOct 911:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Walking Babies Story TimeOct 1010:00 amFor walking babies through age 24 months; no registration required
Lapsit Story TimeOct 1011:00 amFor babies birth to not yet walking: no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeOct 1110:30 amFor ages 4-5; no registration required
Starlight Stories and StretchesOct 117:00 pmA calming storytime with gentle yoga and mindfulness activities.
Harry Potter Fan ClubOct 117:00 pmfor children 8-12 years old
Special Fall CraftOct 1210:00 am
Toddler-Preschool Movement TimeOct 1210:30 amFree passes required
Girls Who Code Club for 3rd - 5th GradeOct 1310:15 amRegister for the session beginning September 10
Silly Saturday Story TimeOct 1310:30 amGeared toward ages 2-6 but all are welcome
Bow Wow Book BuddiesOct 141:30 pmSign up for a 15-minute timeslot when you arrive. For children K-6th grade
Toddler Story TimeOct 159:30 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
Toddler Story TimeOct 1511:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
What-Nots Drop-In CraftOct 156:00 pmIntended for ages 5 and up
Chess ClubOct 156:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Toddler Story TimeOct 1611:00 amFor ages 2-3; no registration required
4- and 5-Year-Old Story TimeOct 1610:00 pmFor ages 4-5; no registration required

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Chess ClubAug 206:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Chess ClubSep 176:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Chess ClubOct 156:30 pmto 8:30 pm

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
TECH TUESDAYAug 211:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYAug 217:00 pmto 8:30pm
TECH THURSDAYAug 231:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Spanish Conversation GroupAug 243:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYAug 281:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYAug 301:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Altered Book JournalingAug 306:00 pm
Morning Star BluegrassSep 47:00 pm
Coffee with the EditorSep 510:00 am(Marsha McKenna)
Popcorn & a MovieSep 51:00 pm
Jazz ConcertSep 56:30 pm
TECH THURSDAYSep 61:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Spanish Conversation GroupSep 73:00 pm
Bridge ClubSep 1012:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYSep 111:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Pop-Up at Munroe Falls Farmers MarketSep 113:00 pm
The Wonderful World of OwlsSep 117:00 pm
Popcorn & a MovieSep 121:00 pm
The Sky's the Limit!Sep 127:00 pmwith Astronaut Mike Foreman
TECH THURSDAYSep 131:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYSep 181:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Popcorn & a MovieSep 191:00 pm
TECH THURSDAYSep 201:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Bullet JournalingSep 206:00 pm
Spanish Conversation GroupSep 213:00 pm
Pop-Up Library at Harvest FestivalSep 2911:00 am
TECH TUESDAYOct 21:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYOct 27:00 pmto 8:30pm
Coffee with the EditorOct 310:00 am(Marsha McKenna)
Jazz ConcertOct 36:30 pm
TECH THURSDAYOct 41:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Antique AppraisalsOct 46:00 pm
Spanish Conversation GroupOct 53:00 pm
Bridge ClubOct 812:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYOct 91:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYOct 111:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Deep-Dish America with Chef Sarah MentzerOct 115:00 pm
Deep-Dish America with Chef Sarah MentzerOct 116:30 pm
TECH TUESDAYOct 161:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYOct 167:00 pmto 8:30pm

Computer Class

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Daytime Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.

Monday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Letters from SkyeSep 107:00 pmBook discussion
White TeethOct 17:00 pmBook discussion

Tuesday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Last Days of NightAug 287:00 pmBook discussion
EnduranceSep 257:00 pmBook discussion

Requirements for Birth Certificates

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REQUIREMENTS FOR BIRTH CERTIFICATES

To be used as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for a passport application, certified copies of birth certificates must include the following information:


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