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

Intro to Childhood Anxiety & Its Treatment

Dr. Christopher Flessner will give a presentation on treating anxiety in children in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room at the library on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. This free program is co-sponsored by the Stow- Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Busy Beans

at Corner Cup

Coffeehouse

Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Corner Cup Coffeehouse, 3019 Graham Road in Stow. Join Miss Amanda from the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library for unstructured play, music, and stories. Meet other parents and kids for play and enjoy moving to some groovy music and listening to fantastic stories at your own pace. This play date is geared toward children under six, but whole families are welcome. No registration required.

Malted Meeple Game Day

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Malted Meeple are partnering to bring exciting hobby board gaming to you on Aug. 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Two Game Masters from the Malted Meeple will be on hand at the library to teach a variety of board games includingKingof Tokyo, Love Letter and the hugely popular Ticket to Ride. Each of these games is an entry level hobby game.They are very easy to pick up and learn, yet quite a bit of fun for new and seasoned gamers.The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Malted Meeple are committed to providing an environment where people can enjoy quality time with family and friends. To register for this program, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit smfpl.org.

Photography

Contest

Showcaseyour photographyskills duringour upcomingAmateur Photography Contest at thelibrary.Photosmaybesubmittedto the Adult andTeen Information Desk anytime on Aug.4 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Winners will beannounced andallphotos unveiled in a special awards reception on Aug. 11at 7 p.m. AllentrantsareinvitedtotheAwards Reception. Judgeswillbeon hand forquestions. Photoswillbe on display in the library through Aug. 30. Winningphotographerswillbe contacted aboutsubmitting adigitalcopyof theirphoto for displayonthelibrary's websiteand online Flickrphoto stream. Photographs remain property of theentrantsand must be picked upattheInformation Desk beginning Sept. 1.Anyphotos not picked up by Sept. 15 will be discarded. Entry forms are availableatthe Information Deskand on the library's website. For more details and contest rules, visit our website at smfpl.org.

Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting

Join Olive My Heart owners Ron and Linda Coleman and learn about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. There will be a special tasting of a few different types of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars.Olive My Heart, which is located in Hudson, specializes in unique flavors of balsamic vinegars such as Dark Chocolate, Blueberry and Mango. They taste delicious on salads, cheeses and even ice cream. Don't miss this fun and educational program. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit smfpl.org. Please call if you need to cancel your reservation. This free program will be held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by Olive My Heart, the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Stow Corners

Walking Tour

Curious about what our city of Stow looked like years ago? Join our Local History Librarian, Beth Daugherty, as she gives a walking tour of the area immediately surrounding the library on Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. This tour will include a visit to the original Stow Library which opened its doors in 1925. The tour will be approximately one hour, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Registration is limited. Registrants are to meet at the library's front Circulation Desk. Please call the library prior to arriving if the weather is questionable.

Stow, Ohio was first settled in 1804. Known as Stow Corners, the intersection of what is now Darrow Rd. (Rt. 91) and Kent Rd. (Rt. 59), was the center of community life for many years. Stow Corners held a post office in the home of Titus Wetmore, a stagecoach stop, a tavern, a school and several residences in the early 19th century. The first house in Stow Corners was built by Ezra Wyatt in 1806. The stage lines from Cleveland to Pittsburgh and from Warren to Wooster crossed at this intersection.

If you are unable to attend, or simply want a sneak preview, visit our website for a virtual tour of the area.Go to www.smfpl.org and select Adults/Local History/Walking Tour.This self-guided walking tour will show you how the historic center of Stow has changed over the years.Some buildings noted on the tour no longer exist, others have been moved, or undergone renovation.All of them represent the history of our community.

Thrifting 101

Join Dina & Katie, local lifestyle bloggers as they explain the art of thrift shopping on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Dina runs a blog (www.dinasdays.com) where she shares her appreciation of thrift stores, flea markets and "any place that requires digging through boxes and shuffling through chaotic racks." Katie runs a blog (www.somethingtobefound.com) where she shares her passion for design, "trash-pickin'" and do-it-yourself projects. During this free program, you will learn helpful techniques, ideas and general tips on how to find the potential of used items. These crafty bloggers will discuss fashion, home dcor and turning the old into new. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit smfpl.org. This program is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Teen Lock-In

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to spend an evening at the library after hours as part of a nationwide event on July 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. Our teens will "virtually" meet teens from over 50 other libraries around the country and have fun in the library at night. Activities will include: Cosplay (wear a costume!), crafts, pizza, photo scavenger hunt and Skype video chat with an author. Authors include Heather Demetrios (Exquisite Captive, I'll Meet You There), S.J. Kincaid (the Insignia series) and Jennifer Niven (All The Bright Places).Play Wii videogames, Minute to Win It, Artemis and more. Space is limited and registration is required.To register, visit the Information Desk or call 330-688-3295 ext. 4. A permission slip is required to be signed by a parent and turned in by the day of the event. Print the form through our website (smfpl.org) or pick one up at the library.

Summer Reading

for Teens

Teens entering grades 7-12 can enter the Teen Summer Reading program "Unmask!" Win prizes for reading books, magazines, graphic novels, or listening to audiobooks. This program ends July 31. All prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Summer Reading

for Children

Register for Summer Reading in person in the Children's Department. Keep track of the hours you read on your reading record and win prizes. When your reading record is completed, you will be entered into a grand prize drawing. This program is open to children from birth through sixth grade and runs through Aug. 8. Questions? Call 330-688-3295 ext. 5.

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 Aug. 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. Please tell your friends.

Early Bird Passport Service

We now offer Early Bird Passport Service to accept passport applications from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday. 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.

Jazz Concert

Join us for a festive session of jazz on the first Wednesday of the month (June & July excluded). The next concert is Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The Community Jazz Band has provided free concerts at our library for the past 34 years. All members of the band graciously donate their time and talents entertaining listeners of all ages. No registration necessary. These concerts are in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room.