Meet Joe Huber, Jr. as he recalls his childhood spent in a Japanese POW Camp. Between January 27th and February 23rd of 1945 the U.S. successfully conducted three prisoner rescue raids, deep behind enemy lines in the Philippines. 7,700 prisoners whose execution had been ordered, and who were starving to death, lived because of these hastily assembled raids by tiny forces into the midst of major Japanese forces. Joe Huber, Jr., one of those saved, will highlight these daring raids, using his ringside seat in the largest of them as an example.
Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month with an open-mic night. Read an original poem and enter for the chance to win a $25 cash prize! Prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. The judges are experienced writers from Kent State University. Winners will have their poem featured in the library’s May FinePRINT newsletter and posted on the library’s Facebook page. Open Mic Night is for anyone age 12 and up. Participants may read previously published work but will not be eligible for a prize.
We’re gearing up for National Poetry Month in April with this special Poetry Writing Workshop. Join Amanda Stovicek, Teaching Artist from Kent State University, as she guides you through the expressive art of poetry. This workshop is open to ages 12 and up. All writing levels welcome. Registration is limited. Call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 to register.
The public is invited to attend our Peeps Party, where we will be unveiling the winners of our second annual PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST.
Meet author and cardiologist Dr. Terry Gordon as he presents No Storm Lasts Forever at the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting. *Light refreshments will be served prior to the program at 6 PM in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room at the library. The Friends’ Annual Meeting will be held at 6:30 PM followed by Dr. Gordon’s presentation at 7 PM.
9th Annual Dessert Extravaganza
Roses Run Country Club (2636 North River Rd., Stow)
Join us for an evening of sumptuous desserts and appetizers, delightful company, and enticing auctions. Tickets will be available at the library starting February 11. All proceeds will benefit the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Foundation. Questions? Call us at (330) 688-3295 ext. 110.
Visit our furniture and equipment auction in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room on the second floor of the library. The auction begins Friday, February 13 and ends at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 19.
Meet author Debra Lape as we continue our exciting Meet the Author Series in 2015. During this presentation, Debra will reveal scandalous secrets from her fascinating book, Looking for Lizzie. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. Registration for this program begins April 20. 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.
It’s the library’s 90th anniversary and we have really grown through the years!
Join Sara Hume, assistant professor and curator of Kent State University Museum, for a presentation of women’s fashion during the time period depicted in the television series, Downton Abbey. During the early 1900’s, improved technology and shifts in the social and political landscapes changed women’s lives and the way they dressed. This presentation will take a careful look at women’s clothing and will feature pieces from the Kent State University Museum collection. The objects examined will include not just dresses and suits, but also underwear, accessories and fashion plates.