Library Line -- Week of Sept. 20

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

Daniel Bennett Jazz Group

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Join us for a Facebook Live concert featuring the Daniel Bennett Group on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. by visiting facebook.com/SMFPL. Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, and clarinet. Bennett is joined by Koko Bermejo on percussion and keyboard. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, San Francisco Examiner, Miami Herald, and the Village Voice.

Recycled Craft STEAM Challenge

Kids ages 11 and under can participate in our Recycled Craft STEAM Challenge. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math, and is an educational philosophy emphasizing critical thinking and innovation. Build something at home using recycled materials, objects found around the house, or items collected outside, and we'll showcase it for everyone to enjoy online. This program is just for fun; no prizes will be awarded. Email your entry to kcasa@smfpl.org between Oct. 19 and Oct. 31. For more details, visit www.smfpl.org or call 330-688-3295 ext. 5.

Carry-Out Crafts for Kids

Pick up a craft to take home on the first and third Fridays this fall. These craft kits can be picked up at the Drive-Up Window or inside at the Checkout Desk while supplies last. Crafts are intended for ages 2-8. Additional household supplies, such as glue and markers, will be required to complete the crafts.

Miss A Program?

Did you miss one of our programs? Just visit our Virtual Program Archive at www.smfpl.org/programarchive. Videos will be posted for select programs after they air on Facebook. The majority of our programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Kindergarten Readiness: Home Activity Series

You can prepare your 4- or 5-year-old child for kindergarten success by practicing the necessary skills at home, and Spike’s Place is here to help! Every month, we'll post stories, songs, and tips on our website. Activity kits will be available to pick up while supplies last. These activities will help your child practice skills recommended by the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District. Visit www.smfpl.org/kindergarten for more information.

Acme Community Cash Back

Please start saving your Acme receipts again during Acme’s Community Cash Back program. Receipts must be received by January 30, 2021. A collection box is located near the Checkout Desk or they can be put in the book drop. Thank you!

Story Time at Home

Do you miss Story Time? You can still enjoy stories and songs from home every Tuesday at 10 AM by visiting www.facebook.com/SMFPL. To access our full collection, go to www.smfpl.org, click the Children’s tab and then “Story Time at Home”.

Using Your Library from Home

Health and safety during library visits is our number one priority, but sometimes there’s no place like home. We are working hard to make as many online library services and programs available to you as possible. If you choose to stay at home, know that you have a wealth of resources that are available to you. If you are new to the online experience and need some guidance, we are just a phone call or email away. Call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or email a librarian at information@smfpl.org. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. For the latest in library services, visit www.smfpl.org.