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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.
Toddler & Preschool Movement TimeDec 910:30 amNo registration required
Star Wars DayDec 1011:00 amCome in costume 11AM-2PM
Chess ClubDec 126:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Music Together Holiday Sing Along: Lapsit Babies with a CaregiverDec 149:30 am
Music Together Holiday Sing Along: Walking Babies Up to Age 5 with a Caregiver THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. THANK YOU.Dec 1410:30 am
Brick and Block ClubDec 144:15 pmGrades K-6 No registration
Drop-In CraftDec 1610:00 am
Storybook TheaterDec 1611:00 am
Santa StoriesDec 196:30 pmNo registration necessary.
Santa StoriesDec 2010:30 amNo registration necessary.
Polar Express Craft & MovieDec 276:30 pmNo registration required
Noon Year's EveDec 3111:30 amNo registration required
Ticket to Read Around the World PartyJan 72:00 pmCelebrate your completed reading passport
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJan 81:30 pm
Harry Potter Fan ClubJan 127:00 pmfor ages 8-12
Toddler & Preschool Movement TimeJan 1310:30 amNo registration required
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 and 3)Jan 1610:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 and 3)Jan 1710:00 am No registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJan 1711:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Family Story TimeJan 176:30 pmNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJan 1810:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Brick and Block ClubJan 184:15 pmNo registration - Grades K-6
Walking Babies Story Time (Walking babies up to 24 months)Jan 1910:00 am No registration, passes given out first-come, first-served
Lapsit Story Time (Birth to not yet walking)Jan 1911:00 amNo registration, passes given out first-come, first served
Drop-In CraftJan 2010:00 am
Storybook TheaterJan 2011:00 am
Silly Saturday Story Time - Stories, songs & so much moreJan 2110:30 amNo registration - geared to ages 2 to 6, but all are welcome
Bow Wow Book BuddiesJan 221:30 pm
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 and 3)Jan 2310:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 and 3)Jan 2410:00 am No registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJan 2411:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Family Story TimeJan 246:30 pmNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJan 2510:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Dogs, dogs, dogsJan 257:00 pmNo registration required, School age
Walking Babies Story Time (Walking babies up to 24 months)Jan 2610:00 am No registration, passes given out first-come, first-served
Lapsit Story Time (Birth to not yet walking)Jan 2611:00 amNo registration, passes given out first-come, first served
Silly Saturday Story Time - Stories, songs & so much moreJan 2810:30 amNo registration - geared to ages 2 to 6, but all are welcome
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 and 3)Jan 3010:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 and 3)Jan 3110:00 am No registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeJan 3111:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Family Story TimeJan 316:30 pmNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeFeb 110:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Brick and Block ClubFeb 14:15 pmNo registration - Grades K-6
Walking Babies Story Time (Walking babies up to 24 months)Feb 210:00 am No registration, passes given out first-come, first-served
Lapsit Story Time (Birth to not yet walking)Feb 211:00 amNo registration, passes given out first-come, first served
Silly Saturday Story Time - Stories, songs & so much moreFeb 410:30 amNo registration - geared to ages 2 to 6, but all are welcome
Bow Wow Book BuddiesFeb 51:30 pm
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 and 3)Feb 610:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 and 3)Feb 710:00 am No registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeFeb 711:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
Family Story TimeFeb 76:30 pmNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)
4- & 5-year-old Story TimeFeb 810:00 amNo registration (passes given out, first-come, first-served)

Teen Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Star Wars DayDec 1011:00 amCome in costume 11AM-2PM
Chess ClubDec 126:30 pmto 8:30 pm
Anime ClubDec 171:30 pmto 4pm

Adult Program

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Star Wars DayDec 1011:00 amCome in costume 11AM-2PM
Bridge ClubDec 1212:45 pm
TECH TUESDAYDec 131:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Popcorn & a MovieDec 141:00 pm
Family FolkloreDec 1510:30 am
TECH THURSDAYDec 151:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Spanish Conversation GroupDec 163:00 pm
TECH TUESDAYDec 201:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYDec 221:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH TUESDAYDec 271:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
TECH THURSDAYDec 291:00 pmto 5:00 PM.
Coffee with the EditorJan 49:30 am(Marsha McKenna)
Popcorn & a MovieJan 41:00 pm
Jazz ConcertJan 46:30 pm
Bridge ClubJan 912:45 pm
Spanish Conversation GroupJan 133:00 pm
Popcorn & a MovieJan 181:00 pm
Popcorn & a MovieJan 251:00 pm
Jazz ConcertFeb 16:30 pm
Meet the Author: Terry PlutoFeb 77:00 pm

Computer Class

TitleDateTimeOther Info.

Daytime Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of LifeLong FriendshipDec 1210:00 amBook discussion
And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of LifeLong FriendshipDec 122:00 pmBook discussion
All the Light We Cannot SeeJan 910:00 amBook discussion
All the Light We Cannot SeeJan 92:00 pmBook discussion

Monday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Inside the O'BriensJan 97:00 pmBook discussion
No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII Feb 67:00 pmBook discussion

Tuesday Evening Reading Group

TitleDateTimeOther Info.
Holiday PartyDec 136:00 pmBook discussion
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