Library Announcements

Moxie

ISBN: 
Moxie A Novel
  • Authors: Jennifer Mathieu
  • Publishing date: 2017-09-19
  • Google ID: fJ0uDwAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 1626726353
  • EAN: 9781626726352
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Description:

    "Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."—Amy Poehler


    An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.

    MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

    Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

    Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

    Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

				

Posting: Library Trustee Position

The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education is now accepting applications for a January 1, 2019 appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. This position is a seven-year term.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: 

Linda Sutherland, Fiscal Officer
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
3512 Darrow Road 
Stow, Ohio 44224

In order to be considered for this appointment, all resumes must be received on or before Friday, October 12, 2018. 

45 Days to Love Your Library

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Do you love the library? Brighten our turtle Spike’s day – write her a valentine and tell her why you love the library! You can send a message on Facebook, email prgroup@smfpl.org, or visit the library and drop a message in Spike’s mailbox. We’ll share your best messages on social media and by Spike’s tank. And who knows – maybe Spike will write a valentine back to you with a sweet treat attached! 

Winter Reading Challenge

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Win prizes for reading this winter! Adults, teens, and children can join the Winter Reading Challenge which runs through February 28.

Mitten Line

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Make winter a little warmer for kids in need! Please bring unworn children’s scarves, hats, or mittens to Spike’s Place to add to our mitten line by Wed., Dec. 20. Items will be donated to Good Neighbors. Thank you for your generosity.

Drug Addiction Affects All Ohioans: Know the warning signs

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Know the facts:

Accidental overdoses kill over 11 people every day 

in Ohio.

Opiate pain pills, fentanyl, and heroin are all opioids.

One in five Ohio residents knows someone struggling with heroin addiction.

Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects 

of an opioid overdose.

Media Literacy

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Can You Spot Fake News?

Consider the source

Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact information.

Read beyond

Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What’s the whole story?

Check the author

Do a quick search on the author. Are they credible? Are they real?

Supporting sources?

Click on those links. Determine if the information given actually supports the story.

Check the date

Avoiding Charity Scams

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Can You Spot Charity Scams?

Following a tragic event, there is often an outpouring of support for victims, and there are those who will attempt to take advantage. Before you open your wallet, consider these tips:

Avoid pressure tactics

Be wary of emotional appeals, such as “urgent” or “critical” from unfamiliar organizations.

Watch out for similar names

Some phony charities use names that closely resemble those of respected, legitimate organizations.

Avoid paying cash

Summit County Advisory for Seniors: Watch out for Scams!

Learn more about how to prevent criminals from targeting senior citizens with phone, mail, e-mail and door-to-door scams, from Summit County:

Scams Targeting Seniors