Enjoy sounds from the past as locally renowned acoustic guitarist Rick Iacoboni performs instrumental interpretations of the Beatles’ songs. Hear fascinating stories behind the Beatles’ influences in composing the songs, how the songs were written and little known facts about how they were recorded. Registration starts April 23 for this free program.
Call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or stop by the Information Desk to register. This program is sponsored by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
Love to draw anime and manga? Show off your stuff in our Anime Art Contest! Students in grades 7 through 12 can enter original, hand-drawn or digitally created artwork relating to anime, manga, video games, original characters or fan art. Win $50 or $30 giftcards to Hobby Lobby for free art supplies! The winning artist will also have their artwork used to promote the library’s Anime Club. All the artwork will be displayed in the library from April 2-13. Entries may be submitted in person at the library between MARCH 17 and MARCH 23.
For ages 12 to 18. First and second place prizes: $50 and $30 GameStop giftcards! This will be a single elimination tournament, with opponents randomly chosen. Players may play any regular season team of their choice. Pizza and pop will be provided for players. Sign up today at the Teen Information Desk or call (ext. 4) or contact the Teen Librarian— space is limited & registration is required. Registration ends on Feb. 16!
Join other fans of Japanese animated films and tv to watch episodes of recent anime, and talk about manga and anime. Snacks provided. No signup necessary. For ages 12 to 18 only.
Are you into roleplaying and trading card games? Would you like to learn how to play? "Shuffle and Roll" is a fun event for teens who want to learn the basics of games like "Dungeons and Dragons" or "Magic the Gathering." You can also play the games you already know and be a dungeon master! You can also bring your friends along to play other games, like "Star Wars RPG" or "Warhammer." Just ask a librarian at the event if you have any questions about other games.
Join us for a Hunger Games Extravaganza! Dress as a Tribute or a Capitol Citizen for a parade of tributes. Train for the arena and earn advantages based on your performance at shooting targets, identifying edible plants, trying knots and more. Feast at the Cornucopia and then battle other tributes to determine the Survivor of the Hunger Games. Open to anyone 12-18. Sign up now, space is limited, as only 24 tributes may enter the arena.
Celebrate the release of the newest book in the Inheritance Cycle, that began with Eragon and Eldest. Join us for dragon-themed crafts and snacks, as we discuss what we think will happen in the final book. Play Eragon trivia games and enter to win one of three FREE COPIES of the new book for your very own, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Register now, space is limited. May your sword stay sharp!
Meet the Ohio author, New York Times bestselling author, and Teen Buckeye Book Award-nominated author Cinda Williams Chima on Tuesday, October 4 at 7 P.M. to celebrate the release of her latest fantasy novel, The Gray Wolf Throne. Chima’s “Heir Chronicles” young adult contemporary fantasy series includes The Warrior Heir (2006), The Wizard Heir (2007), and The Dragon Heir (2008), with two more books forthcoming.
Acoustic singer and songwriter Trent Pryor carries 13 years of musicianship with him touring the Northeast Ohio area and beyond. From beginner’s lessons at the age of five, to playing in a High School band and now branching out solo, Pryor has been noted as “an incredible musician with a great voice and poignant lyrics”. With his “amazing acoustic tones and craftsmanship”, you won’t want to miss this exciting performance.