Library closings

The library will be closed May 27 and 28 for Memorial Day.

Class canceled

The "How to Use E-mail" class at 10 a.m. on May 29 has been canceled.

Les Roberts

Award-winning novelist and Northeast Ohio native Les Roberts will speak at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library May 30 at 7 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls meeting room.

Roberts will discuss his new memoir "We'll Always Have Cleveland: A Memoir of a Novelist and a City."

A book signing will follow the program.

Pre-registration is necessary and attendees must have a ticket. It is mandatory to have a Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library card to get a ticket.

Those who do not have a card can register for one at the Circulation Desk prior to program registration. There is a limit of two tickets per family. There is no phone registration.

Register and pick up tickets at the Adult Information Desk. Extra parking will be available at businesses adjacent to the library.

Introduction to Yoga

Come to the library for a one time, basic Introduction to Yoga class for beginners.

The free class will take place June 5 from 11 a.m. until noon. Space is limited.

Reserve a spot by calling the Adult Information Desk at 330-688-3295.

Those who have a sticky mat should bring one, and everyone should wear comfortable clothing.

Sign language class

Join instructor Beverly Leland for a series of beginning sign language classes Tuesdays from June 5 through July 10 at 7 p.m. Space is limited.

Call 330-688-3295 or stop by the Adult Information Desk to sign up.

No jazz concert

There will be no Community Jazz Band concert on June 6. Instead, the band will play on the lawn June 28 at 11:30 p.m. for Pride in Your Library Day.

Teen volunteer orientation

The Children's Department at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library needs teen volunteers to help with summer programming. The volunteer program is for students who have finished sixth grade and older.

Duties will include supervising games and activities, serving refreshments, setting up and taking down tables and chairs, craft material preparation and cleaning and straightening the children's areas. At the end of the summer, volunteers will receive a certificate for any service-hour credits.

References also can be given for future job applications.

To become a summer volunteer, attend an orientation June 7 at 4 p.m. or June 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Registration is not required. For more information, call Betsy Adams at 330-688-3295.


reading programs

Summer reading programs for adults, teens and children will begin June 11 at the library. The theme is "Get a Clue at your Library."

As in past years, adults can read books or listen to books on CD, tape or Playaway and fill out entry forms. There will be weekly drawings for prizes and a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.

Teens entering the seventh-grade through high school are eligible for prizes for reading or listening to books, magazines and graphic novels.

Several mystery-themed programs will take place throughout the summer.

Adults and teens will have a chance to play "Clue," everyone's favorite mystery game. The library's Clue game features some interesting suspects.

Children can stop by the library on or after June 11 and sign up for the summer reading program. They will receive a reading record that can be used to record all the time spent reading this summer.

Prizes will be awarded each time a reading goal is met.

Children who cannot yet read can record time spent being read to by a parent or other adult.

The Book Bingo game will give children more opportunities to win. Pick up a game sheet at the library, read the appropriate books, turn in the sheet and start all over again.

Check for updates on summer reading programs and summer activities.

Summer Bridge Club

Come to the library this summer for cards and conversation. The Summer Bridge Club will meet June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10 from 12:45 until 3:30 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls meeting room at the library.

There is no fee to join the club, but a small collection will be taken for refreshments, which will be served at the last gathering. For more information or to register, call Cheryl Nelson at 330-688-3295 or send an e-mail to

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

Rock Star School

Those who have wanted to learn to play in a rock band can sign up for Rock Star School during the week of June 11 to 16. Signups take place at the Adult Information Desk. Stop in or call 330-688-3295. The program is for those ages 11 through adult.

Rockers will be grouped into bands and then attend six practice sessions at Sound Board Music in Stow. Through instruction by professional music teachers, participants will lean to play songs together as a band and then give a concert at the library Aug. 10.

For more information, call Sound Board Music at 330-673-5807. Tuition for the program is $80.

Madden tournament

The next Madden NFL XBox 360 tournament will take place June 16 from 10 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. for ages 10 to 18 only.

Registration will begin May 31 at the Teen Information Desk. Space is limited.

The grand prize will be a $50 Best Buy gift card and second prize will be a $25 Best Buy gift card.

Free pizza will be provided for players. This is a single elimination tournament with opponents randomly chosen. Players may play any regular season team of their choice. Rules will be available at the Teen Information Desk.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Stow Munroe Falls Public Library and Family Video of Stow.

Fantasy book discussion for teens

Teens ages 12 to 18 can join the new Fantasy Book Discussion Group starting June 18, when "The Warrior Heir," by Cinda Williams Chima, will be discussed starting at 7 p.m.

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Chima will be at the library to meet readers. She will answer questions about "The Warrior Heir" and its sequel, "The Wizard Heir," and sign autographs. Her books will be on sale during the program.

For more information, call the Teen Information Desk at 330-688-3295. Copies of "The Warrior Heir" will be available for checkout at the Teen Information Desk at the beginning of June.

Preschool Puzzler

Children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a parent or caregiver can come to the library for a different surprise program each week Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

The program runs from June 19 through July 24. Activities will include music, storytelling, crafts and much more fun.

Take a look at clues that will be posted each Wednesday, solve the mystery and guess the activity that will happen the following week.

Space may be limited. Arrive by 10 a.m. to pick up a special Spike the Turtle Pass to attend the program. Advanced registration is not required.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Needed: Someone to help find the world's most notorious criminal.

Come to the library for "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" June 20 at 7 p.m. Children will be asked questions based on their age and grade level, and everyone will get a chance to play.

Catch Carmen and shut down her international crime syndicate. The program is for school-age children. Registration is not required.

Book donations

are needed

Donations of books, especially paperbacks, and other materials are needed for the Friends of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library mini book sale, which will take place during Pride in Your Library Day June 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donations may be brought to the front check out desk during regular library hours.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-688-3295.