Join us for a family friendly concert featuring The Boogie-Woogie Kid. Described as “Michigan’s Best” in ragtime and blues, Matthew Ball performs piano favorites from the swingin’ days of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Learn about the history of antique jewelry as Jason Adams presents pieces from his personal collection dating 1670 through 1970. Adams is an art historian, contemporary jeweler and collector. He has been in the antique and estate liquidation business for more than 20 years specializing in estate jewelry. Do you have a piece of antique jewelry? Limited jewelry items will be randomly selected for appraisal after the presentation. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
In celebration of National Library Week, meet Mindy McGinnis, the author of the Buckeye Teen Book Award-nominated dystopian survival novels Not a Drop to Drink and In A Handful of Dust, and the “beautifully twisted” gothic historical thriller A Madness So Discreet. Mindy will give readers “The Dirt Behind Not a Drop to Drink,” during which she’ll answer questions about her books and writing and publishing in general.
Join us for this special Summer Jazz Concert with the Moss Stanley Jazz Trio and vocalist Norine. Their “one of a kind piano stylings” have something for every music lover. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
Are you an aspiring writer (or reader) who has always wondered how your favorite authors create such memorable stories? Join us for this special program in our Meet the Author series to receive advice from four published local authors. Laura Freeman, Devon McKay, Kathy Otten, and Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter will share their advice on how to avoid common writing pitfalls, how to market your book from the first line to the cover, and how to create memorable characters. There will be a Q&A after the presentation.
Join author and columnist Bob Dyer at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 17 at the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting. Books will be available for purchase and signing. *At 6 PM, a short business meeting and a skit performed by the Children’s Department staff will be held prior to the presentation. Light refreshments will be served the entire evening. There is no charge for this program, but reservations are necessary due to limited space.
Embrace your creativity with designer Yvonne Simia and create one-of-a-kind silk scarves during this free Make-It & Take-It craft program.
Coloring is just for kids, right? Not anymore! Recently, adults across the country have picked up coloring books as a way to relax and unwind. Join us in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room at the library for our first-ever adult coloring session. The health benefits go beyond relaxation, and include exercising fine motor skills and training the brain to focus. Doctors have known about these benefits since the early 1900s. Psychiatrist Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, prescribed coloring to his patients to calm and center their minds.
Looking for something special for the sweetheart in your life? Don’t miss the fantastic bargains at the Friends of the Library’s Book Lovers’ Book Sale! This Valentine’s Day sale will feature romance novels and gift books. This sale is free and open to the public. Follow the Friends on Facebook: www.facebook.com/friends.of.smfpl
Cosponsored by the Friends and the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.
Join other Stow and Munroe Falls residents to talk to Marsha McKenna, editor of the Stow Sentry, to talk about city issues in a relaxed, cordial setting. Refreshments provided