According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans consume 156 pounds of “added sugar” each year. The extra calories from sugar in our diet can cause serious health problems like diabetes and obesity. Join Johanna K. Tanno, Wellness Coordinator at Western Reserve Hospital as she explains the addiction Americans have with sugar, why we are addicted and tips to beat the addiction. Registration begins Monday, July 28. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
Join former Stow resident Adam Helbling as he shares his story and reads from his book, Well… I Guess I’m Not Jesus. Helbling was a college student with bipolar disorder who was battling drug abuse and heading down the wrong path. He eventually entered a full state of psychosis and developed grandiose delusions. This led him to believe that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ. On January 22nd, 2011, while in this psychotic state, Adam flipped his vehicle five times front over front and was pronounced dead on the scene. Adam was miraculously brought back to life by EMS workers.
Join us as the Bethany Concert Band returns to the library with a medley of swing, Broadway and patriotic tunes. This 30-piece band recalls the big-band era with style. Registration begins July 22. This program will be held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
Join Belinda Richardson and create colorful Tussie Mussie bouquets as she helps you prepare for fall décor. These silk flowers will be perfect for your front door! Tussie Mussies are small bouquets that contain herbs and flowers. They were often carried by women and men from ancient times through the Middle Ages. Their popularity swelled in prerevolutionary France and again on both sides of the Atlantic during the Victorian era.
Join us for a presentation by local authors Bryan Fritz and Ken Krsolovic as they share information about the history of League Park from their book League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball, 1891-1946. Fritz, a city of Cleveland prosecutor, previously published a book on the history of John Carroll University football. Krsolovic, an athletic administration, baseball coach, and sports broadcaster at several colleges and universities, was a collegiate sports information director who wrote and designed 30 award-winning team media guides.
Join the Director of the Canton Art Museum, M.J. Albacete, as he presents a program on the Statue of Liberty and the man who engineered her, Gustave Eiffel.
In 1976, the Canton Art Museum housed a four-foot terracotta Statue of Liberty made by sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the original. So many people came to see the statue, the museum started to assemble a program telling the history of the statue (and since Albacete visited the Statue of Liberty several times, the program became longer and longer).
Join Rev. Michael B. Smith, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Kenmore, as he discusses the history of the American Flag. Discover interesting facts about the evolution of our nation’s flag during this patriotic program! Registration starts June 2. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
Handel’s, located at 3048 Graham Road in Stow, will be hosting a community fundraiser to benefit the Library Foundation. All day on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Handel’s will donate 50¢ of sales from any menu item to the Library Foundation. Participants must present the attached flyer to the cashier at checkout or show a coupon via email. Want to preview their menu? Go to www.handelsicecream.com/menu.html.
Teresa’s Pizza, located at 4161 Steels Pointe in Stow, will be hosting a community fundraiser to benefit the Library Foundation. All day on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Teresa’s Pizza will donate 15% of sales from full price menu items to the Library Foundation. They will donate 5% on coupon items. Participants may present the attached flyer to the cashier at checkout or just mention the library’s name! Want to preview their menu? Go to www.teresaspizza.com/pizza-menu.
“Spark a Reaction” is the theme of the 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program which runs from Monday, June 9 through Saturday, August 9. Nine posters will be on display at the front of the library. Adults and teens in grades 7 to 12 are eligible to play. Each week a set of clues will be posted to help you identify the famous fictional character who is “photo bombing” the scene in one of the posters on display. Enter your guess on the game sheet provided. Drop off your entry at the Information Desk.