You can get up early, wait in line, risk being trampled for a half-priced flat screen...or you can spend Black Friday in the warm confines of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. On Friday, November 25, our doors will open at 9 AM. The first 20 people through the door will receive a free tote bag. We’ll also have a free giveaway at the front checkout desk while supplies last. Enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate until 1 PM. Don’t forget you can also stay home and “shop” online at www.smfpl.org for the latest eBooks, movies, magazines, and music!
Feeling a little bit rusty on your Spanish-speaking skills? Come join Maria Brett, a native speaker, in our upstairs Computer Lab to brush up on your español. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and to converse in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 for more information.
This program is ongoing; registration is helpful but not required.
Join us for cards and conversation! Players should arrive at 12:45 and bridge will begin promptly at 1:00 pm in the Stow Room at the library. There is no fee to join the club, but a small collection will be taken for refreshments. We will play as many hands as possible and finish by approximately 3:30 p.m. As a courtesy to all the players, please do not plan to leave early.
For information or to register, contact Cheryl Nelson at (330) 688-3295, ext. 102.
Join us for a festive session of jazz on the first Wednesday of the month (June & July excluded). The Community Jazz Band has provided free concerts at our library for the past thirty-six years! All members of the band graciously donate their time and talents entertaining listeners of all ages. No registration necessary. These concerts are held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room.
Sat., December 3, 2016: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun., December 4, 2016: 1 - 4 PM
Are you interested in trying new fruits and vegetables but not sure how to prepare the less familiar items found at our local farmers’ markets? Join Chef Giulia as she presents Eating in Season at the Farmers Market. This program will provide ideas for combining locally-available seasonal ingredients into delicious dishes to eat right away, as well as simple ways to conserve the bounty to enjoy later. Strategies for pre-market planning to make the most of your trip and optimal storage to make the most of your purchases will also be provided.
Relive the excitement of Beatlemania at The Beatles in Cleveland. 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.
Join us 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
Meet award-winning journalist, sports columnist and author Terry Pluto as we continue our exciting Meet the Author Series in 2017. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. This program will be held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
Meet some of Stow’s founding families by taking a tour of Stow Cemetery. Join Local History Librarian Beth Daugherty to learn about our early settlers and their contributions to Stow’s community. See the gravestones of Jonathan Gaylord, Revolutionary War veteran, and his wife Elizabeth, both born in 1745. Elizabeth was the first burial in Stow Cemetery. Hear about prominent settler, Judge William Wetmore, who brought the first party of settlers to Stow Township in 1804.