Unless otherwise noted, all library programs are free, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library.

Miss Peregrine

Movie Contest

Are you looking forward to seeing the film version of the popular book, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"? Stop by the Teen Area between Sept. 20 and Sept. 29 and answer the simple question on the entry form to be entered into our raffle. You could°win a $25 Regal Cinemas gift card°to go see the movie on opening day. (Or any other movie you like, at any time.) Open to teens in grades 7-12. The winner will be contacted on Sept. 29. Prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Library.

Michigan's Best

Piano Man

Join us for an encore performance by The Boogie-Woogie Kid on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.°Described as "Michigan's Best" in ragtime and blues, Matthew Ball returns to perform piano favorites from the swingin' days of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Enjoy classic American songs like "Swanee River," "Over the Rainbow," "The Entertainer," "Waltzing Matilda," "When the Saints go Marchin' In" and more.° Now with more than 3.3 million YouTube views, see why Matthew is called "Michigan's Best." To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org.

About the performer: Matthew Ball is a graduate of Oakland University and The University of Detroit. He has degrees in music, history and law. He trained classically at Oakland University with the internationally renowned classical pianist Flavio Varani, a graduate of The Paris Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, who traced his own pedigree of study back to Chopin himself. Visit www.boogiewoogiekid.com for more information.

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week which runs from Sept. 25 - Oct. 1. Check out five or more books and enter our raffle to win a Banned Books themed giveaway. The items will be displayed in the lobby of the library prior to Sept. 25. Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community. To see a list of frequently banned and challenged books, visit www.ala.org/bbooks.

Coffee Tasting with Corner Cup

Sample the locally owned coffee served by Corner Cup Coffeehouse at the library during this special coffee tasting event Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.°Owner Heather Ciranna will be on hand to talk about all things coffee. Space is limited. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. Call if you need to cancel. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Spring Bulbs

On Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Master Gardener of Summit County, Lee Paulson, teaches how to get your garden in its best shape ever. He will discuss planting, varieties, landscaping, the history of bulbs, and their role in art and poetry. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. This free program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Book Signing with Ruth Kim

Meet Ruth Kim, author of°"One Penny on Top of Another: A Korean Immigrant's Journey from Poverty to Wealth," as we continue our exciting Book Signing Series.°Kim's books will be available for purchase and signing Sept. 22 from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of the library. Kim believes that most people have two main concerns: money and health. Her book shares how she was able to save money, make her house a home and maintain it efficiently and beautifully. In her book, she shares tips on how to live a healthy and happy life, and wishes to share the lessons she's learned over the years that have allowed her to overcome financial hardships.

About the Author: Ruth Kim was born in South Korea, and attended fashion school in Chicago on a student visa, eventually designing clothes for models. She moved to Hudson 35 years ago and started her own formal dress-making and alterations business.°

Library Card Sign Up Month

The library joins with the°American Library Association°and other public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all --°a library card. Sign up for a library card anytime during the month of September and receive a prize. To sign up, patrons 18 and older must present a photo ID with current address. If the ID does not have the current address, provide a personal check or piece of mail forwarded by the post office for proof of current address. Those under 18 may sign up for a library card accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A library card at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library means access to all our materials, computers, and free internet access. Enjoy all the perks your card has to offer, and be sure to share what your library means to you with your friends, family and colleagues who don't have their own library card.°Tell them the°true value of libraries°and how the library benefits you.

Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale runs from Sept. 27 - Oct. 1. Patron's Night is Sept. 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. The entrance donation is $5 for Friends members and $10 for non-members. The Friends' Presale is Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friends Membership is required. Public Sale hours (no entrance fee) are as follows: Sept. 28 from 1 - 8 p.m.; Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 1 is Bag Day: $3 per bag until 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., free to teachers and non-profit organizations.

Anime Club

Join other fans for a range of anime and manga-related activities on Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Watch episodes of new and classic shows. Cosplay welcome. Snacks provided.°No registration necessary.°For ages 12 to 18 only.

Classics Book


Join us for the Classic Book Discussion Group on Sept. 28. This group will meet at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. Light snacks will be provided. The book to be discussed is "Mrs. DallowaySDRq by Virginia Woolf. Stop by the Information Desk to get a copy of this book in one of three formats: regular print, large print, or book on CD. If you prefer reading on a tablet or other device, visit Ohio Digital Library and hoopla for availability. Questions? Call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or ask a librarian.

Bob Evans Fundraiser for

Library Foundation

Support the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Foundation as you enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Bob Evans on Oct. 6. Bob Evans, located at 3489 Hudson Drive in Stow, will be hosting a community fundraiser to benefit the Library Foundation. From 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales from your meals to the Library Foundation through their Dine to Make a Difference Community Fundraiser program. Participants must present a special flier to the cashier at checkout. Fliers are available at the circulation desk and on the library's website. The Library Foundation is grateful for your donation.

Early Bird Passport Service

We offer Early Bird Passport Service to accept passport applications from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Appointments for this special service are required and only two applications can be processed during this time. For appointments and information about what to bring, please contact the Adult Information Department at 330-688-3295 ext. 4.

Tech Thursdays for Kids

The Children's Department is offering weekly tech help on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. to assist kids, parents, and other caregivers with any tech concerns (except hardware repair). Drop in the day of the program and sign up for a half-hour slot. Some topics may include, but are not limited to: tablets (iPad, Kindle, Windows Surface, Android), eBooks, guidance with a specific software application (Microsoft Word, for example), email, and Web navigation. If we are unable to help you with your tech issue, we will refer you to an appropriate repair specialist. Questions? Call 330-688-3295 ext. 5.

Bow Wow Book Buddies

Kindergarten thrrough sixth-grade children can read to our therapy dogs Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m.°This helps children build confidence in their reading ability with this impartial audience.°No registration required.°Sign up for a 15-minute time slot when you arrive.°Bring your favorite book or choose one of ours.

Wednesday Movies in September

Join us for popcorn and a movie on the big screen as we present films on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. The next date is Sept. 21. Due to the terms of our license, we can't advertise the title of the movie here. Call the library at 330-688-3295 ext. 4 to find out what's playing.