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

The Library Is Open

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is open to walk-in traffic. Drive-Up Window and Curbside Service are also available. Library hours: Mon. & Wed.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: Closed. For the latest information, visit www.smfpl.org/update.

Library Foundation Chipotle Fundraiser

Enjoy Chipotle and support the Stow-Munroe Falls Library Foundation. Visit the Chipotle at 4338 Kent Rd Unit 400 in Stow on Sunday, Feb. 14 between 4 and 8 p.m. Bring the flyer (available at the library), show it on your smartphone (available at smfpl.org/calendar), or just tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Stow-Munroe Falls Library Foundation.

Shawshank Redemption Revealed

Filmed in Ohio and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption has risen in popularity since its release in 1994, reaching No. 1 on IMDB’s list of most-loved movies. Plain Dealer critic Mark Dawidziak will explore the making of this popular film on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 PM via Facebook Live. Dawidziak conducted more than 70 interviews for his book, with actors Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, writer Stephen King, and director Frank Darabont. Visit www.facebook.com/SMFPL for this live author talk.

Book Chats

Have you missed talking about books as much as we have? Then join our librarians for bimonthly themed Book Chats to discuss recent releases, hot bestsellers, favorite classics, and much more. We will meet virtually using a Zoom chat room on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit smfpl.org/calendar. For technical assistance or any other questions, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4.

Carry-Out Crafts for Kids

Stop by and pick up a craft to take home. These craft kits can be picked up at the Drive-Up Window or curbside 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.

Tween Take & Make Craft

Stop by and pick up a craft to take home on the fourth Saturday of each month through May, while supplies last. Crafts are intended for ages 9-12. Additional household supplies, such as glue and markers, will be required to complete the crafts.

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.

Story Time at Home

Do you miss Story Time? You can still enjoy stories and songs from home every Tuesday at 10 a.m. 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.” 

Submitted by the staff of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.