Phone Book Recycling

Residents may recycle their telephone books by using the bin inside the library's front doors.

The recycle bin will be in place through February.

Tax forms

Federal, state and city tax forms are available at the front desk, opposite the main checkout desk and just inside the front door of the library.

Tax help available

in February

Beginning Feb. 2, a free tax service will be available at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library for older residents and residents who earn low to middle incomes.

This annual program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons, which works in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program to assure the volunteers are knowledgeable about the special tax provisions for older people.

The service will be available Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. at the library through April 13. One-hour appointments may be scheduled by contacting the library at 330-688-3295.

Bring a copy of last year's tax return, a Social Security card and a picture ID. Also bring any forms showing income earned or pensions or Social Security paid, 1099 forms showing interest or dividends earned on investments, and receipts or canceled checks for income or property taxes paid or any contributions made to charities.

Be aware that library staff members are not permitted to give tax advice, answer questions on taxes or fill out tax forms. However, they will help to locate books and the appropriate forms and publications to help with the completion if a tax return.

Bridge Club

The Bridge Club will meet on Mondays through May from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls meeting room. Come to enjoy cards and conversation.

There is no fee to join this club, but a small collection will be taken for refreshments that will be served at the last gathering.

For information or to register for the club, call Cheryl Nelson at 330-688-3295. Leave a message on her voice-mail or send an e-mail to nelsonch@oplin.org.

Bridge Club is sponsored by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Stow Woman's Club.

Community Jazz Band

The next Community Jazz Band concert will take place Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls Meeting Room. Reservations are not required.

Anime Club

The next meeting of the Anime Club for 12- to 18-year-olds will take place Feb. 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Join other otaku (anime fans) to talk about favorite series, characters, villains and anything else anime-related. Snacks provided. Registration is not required.

This City Reads

Help make Summit County the reading capital of the world by participating in "This City Reads" Feb. 14.

Read for 30 minutes on that day -- at home, at school, at the workplace or at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library for a special story hour with Stow Mayor Karen Fritschel, Munroe Falls Mayor Frank Larson and other special guests.

Story hour with the community leaders starts at 10:30 a.m. for those ages 3 and up. Parents can enjoy some coffee in the periodical area from 10 a.m. until noon that day.

Be counted at home by registering at www.thiscityreads.org or by picking up a reading form at the library.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 330-688-3295.

Family Movie Night

Stow-Munroe Falls Public library will host the first Family Movie Night of 2007 on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. for children of all ages and their parents. The film will be a surprise new release.

The movie will begin at 7 p.m. Special "Spike the Turtle" numbered passes will be handed out beginning at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited so arrive early and enjoy the Children's Room while waiting.

Children can bring a pillow or small blanket if they wish to sit on the floor.

For more information on this special event, call the Children's Department at 330-688-3295.

Help for Job Seekers

A representative from the Job Center is coming to Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library to assist job seekers.

Outreach Specialist Jill Hostetler will be available at the library Feb. 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to answer job search questions. No appointment is required.

The Job Center is a comprehensive workforce center created by a partnership of businesses and government organizations. Its mission is to maximize employment and economic opportunity in Summit County by being the resource for every employer and job seeker in the region.

Hausmann String Quartet to perform

The Hausmann String Quartet will perform the music of Haydn, Schumann and Bartok at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls Meeting Room.

There will be no charge and reservations are not required.

The quartet, which has been praised for its charismatic playing and "deep lyrical sound," recently performed several concerts in Ohio, Illinois and New Jersey. They also performed a concert at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library this past November.

Light refreshments will be available.

The concert is presented by the Adult Services Department and is co-sponsored by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.

Chess Club

Play chess against a variety of opponents and learn new moves Feb. 20.

Peer instruction is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and game play is from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Chess Club is for elementary and high school students age 5 and older who are familiar with the basic rules of chess. Snacks are provided. Registration is not required.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is located at 3512 Darrow Road in Stow. For more information, call the library at 330-688-3295.