reading programs

Summer reading programs for adults, teens and children are under way 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," the popular mystery game. The library's Clue game features some interesting suspects.

Children can stop by the library to 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 a sheet and start all over again.

Check out the library's Web site at for updates on summer reading programs and summer activities.

Computer classes resume in September

The library will not teach computer classes in August. Classes will resume in September.

The class schedule will be available at the Information Desk at the end of August.

Poetry reading

Join Ted Ruhig, columnist for "Senior Spectrum" magazine, for a poetry reading that takes an introspective look at seniors July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the Munroe Falls Room at the library. Registration is not required.

Coffee with the Editor

The next Coffee with the Stow Sentry editor is scheduled for Aug. 1 from 9 to 10 a.m. Reservations are not required.

Jazz concert

The next Community Jazz Band concert is scheduled for Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls meeting room in the library. The concert is free, and reservations are not required.

Live Clue Program

The annual end-of-summer party for participants in the Teen Summer Reading Program will take place Aug. 3 from 7 to approximately 9:30 p.m. Participants will portray the six suspects in the game of Clue. After the mystery is solved, there will be free pizza and a showing of the movie "Clue." For more information, call the teen librarian at 330-688-3295.

Images of Honduras

Photographer Kathie Lentz will exhibit her photos of Honduras in the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library from Aug. 8 through Sept. 1. The images of the culture and the landscape are filled with local people, colorful Macaws, architecture and Mayan sites, quiet seascapes and crafts. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours.

Rock Star School Live Band Concert

A free rock concert at the library is scheduled for Aug. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. After weeks of rehearsals at Sound Board Music of Stow, several new bands will debut. The program is for all ages, and registration is not required.

Anime club

Individuals ages 12 to 18 can join other anime fans to talk about their favorite series, characters and anything else anime-related Aug. 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. New shows will be screened, and manga and anime news will be shared. Snacks are provided. Registration is not required.

Battle of the Books

The second annual Battle of the Books will take place Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the library. Come root for the Stow-Munroe Falls team as they compete against seventh- and eighth-graders representing Twinsburg and Hudson libraries. Team members have read all six books during the summer and are prepared for an Academic Challenge-like trivia battle.

The books are: "Elsewhere," "Indigo's Star," "Downsiders," "The Lightning Thief," "I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You," "Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary 'Jacky' Faber" and "Ship's Boy." For more information, call 330-688-3295.

Summer Bridge Club

Come to the library this summer for cards and conversation. The Summer Bridge Club will meet 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.

Pet show rescheduled

The annual pet show, which was rained out in June, has been rescheduled for Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Call the children's department at 330-688-3295 for more information.

Women moving west

Women Moving West: A Heritage of Strength and Faithfulness, a program by Karen Hasley, local author of the new book "Lily's Sister," will be presented Aug. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls meeting room. She will discuss women who settled the American west and talk about her book.

Sign up for this program by stopping by the Information Desk or calling the library at 330-688-3295.

State Homestead Exemption program for homeowners

To learn more about the new requirements for State Homestead Exemption, stop by the library Aug. 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to talk to a representative. The program is free, and registration is not required.

Chess club

Chess club will meet Aug. 21. Peer instruction will take place from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and game play is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Play chess against a variety of opponents and learn new moves. Chess club is for students ages 5 and up who are familiar with the basic rules of chess. Registration is not required.

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