The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the free eBook service from our parking lot on Thursday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore free digital titles with just a library card and an Internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet. At this free event, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos.
Discover the story of Clara Driscoll, the artistic genius behind the famous designs of the Tiffany Glass Studios during this fascinating presentation. Linda D. Alexander, fourth cousin to Driscoll, will share the discoveries that led to identifying Driscoll as the designer of many of the firm’s lampshades. Driscoll was born in 1861 in Tallmadge, Ohio. Although it has been 100 years since she last stepped foot in the Tiffany Studios in New York City, working for Louis Comfort Tiffany from 1888 to 1907 is an exhilarating story to hear.
Join author and columnist Bob Dyer as he reads from his book, Blimp Pilot Terrorizes Akron (And Other Hot Air). Since joining the Akron Beacon Journal in 1984, Bob Dyer has earned 51 regional and national writing awards. In 2008, he was voted Best Columnist in the Nation and in 2013 he was voted Best Humor Columnist in the nation by the National Society of Professional Journalists. A native of suburban Cleveland, Dyer was one of the lead writers for A Question of Color, a yearlong examination of racial attitudes in Akron that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994.
Join Dina & Katie, local lifestyle bloggers as they explain the art of thrift shopping. Dina runs a blog (www.dinasdays.com) where she shares her appreciation of thrift stores, flea markets, and “any place that requires digging through boxes and shuffling through chaotic racks”. Katie runs a blog (www.somethingtobefound.com) where she shares her passion for design, “trash-pickin’”, and do-it-yourself projects. During this free program, you will learn helpful techniques, ideas and general tips on how to find the potential of used items.
You don’t want to miss Mark Angelo’s juggling routine! The first show begins at 2 PM and the second at 3:30 PM. Mark has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman. Beginning Thursday, June 19, free tickets to both shows will be available at the Children’s Desk. You must have a ticket for admittance. This program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
Print on the go! Printing just got easier. You can now print material directly from your mobile device! Download the free PrinterOn app for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Kindle or Nook and use the app to print. Your mobile device will report your location to the cloud, which will pick up our library on the map. Please note: You may add the black & white and/or the color printer (two separate printers to add for your use).
Reduce your library fines with food! Not only will you be paying off your fines but you will be helping those in need. Fine Free Fridays for Food works like this: each donated food item will have $1 waived from the fine. You may have up to $10 waived annually. Items may be donated on Fridays only. Library materials must be returned before fines can be waived. We cannot waive charges for lost materials, damaged materials, or collection fees from Unique Management. We will not accept damaged food, perishable food, expired food or food in glass jars.
Through the art of storytelling, we can bring memories to life. Join the Family Folklore class and share stories full of love, heart and humor. These meetings take place on Thursday mornings in the Conference Room at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. Participants may join the group at any time during the four month session provided that the class is not full. Registration is necessary only if one has not previously met with the group. Call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 if you need to register. Class size is limited. Your willingness to share is the only prerequisite.
Join Lisa MacKay and share ideas, patterns and techniques during this informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts of all skill levels. Sorry, child care is not available. This free program will be held in the Munroe Falls Room. Registration is not required.
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.