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. This free 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.
Showcase your photography skills during our upcoming Amateur Photography Contest at the library. Photos may be submitted to the Adult and Teen Information Desk anytime on Wed., July 13 (9 AM - 9 PM). Winners will be announced, and all photos unveiled in a special Awards Reception on Tues., July 19 at 7 PM.
In Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio, author Jane Turzillo recounts the misdeeds of ten dark-hearted women who refused to play by the rules. Hear some of Jane’s captivating excerpts during this spine-tingling presentation. These wicked women unleashed their impulses using axes, guns, poison, and more. Meet Velma West, a mere slip of a girl who was unfortunately too near a hammer during an argument. Ellen Athey, no lady herself, had a similar problem with an axe.
Do you enjoy craft beer? Have you ever considered making your own? Join us in welcoming Stow’s own MadCap Brew Company to the library as they present the basics of brewing your own beer at home. Learn about the ingredients you’ll need to get started as well as the basic brewing process. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library. Cheers! *Please note we are unable to serve samples.
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.