Hear the amazing story of Bob Grau, a retired college professor who hiked the Appalachian Trail at the age of 67, when he presents his program, Five Million Steps: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail. Bob (Buckeye Flash) Grau had no hiking experience or gear, when he decided to attempt to thru-hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, a distance of 2,181 miles. On his 170-day hike, he traversed 14 states and climbed 270 mountains. The trail is often steep, rocky, and extremely demanding. Less than 25 percent of aspiring thru-hikers are actually successful in completing the challenging trip. During the last 380 miles of very treacherous terrain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and in Maine, his determination was not deterred as he hiked with a broken ankle. After you hear his story and see his photos, you’ll have a real appreciation of his remarkable effort on his journey of hope! Copies of his book, Five Million Steps on a Journey of Hope: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail will be available. Book proceeds are pledged to Journey of Hope charity, which assists adult cancer patients in the Cleveland area that are in desperate need of financial help. Registration for this program starts Oct. 21. This program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.