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. – 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.
Author Talk with Derf Backderf
Join us on Facebook on May 4 at 7 p.m. as Cleveland author and artist Derf Backderf discusses his book, Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio. On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard shot and killed unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. The event was burned into our national memory, including that of Backderf, who was 10 years old at the time and who recalls seeing those same guardsman patrolling his nearby hometown just days before the shooting. Backderf conducted extensive interviews and research to explore the four young lives lost that day and the series of events that led up to the tragedy. Visit www.facebook.com/SMFPL for this live author talk.
Art Lecture: Leondardo da Vinci
Few people know the amazing story behind the man often described as the embodiment of the Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian painter, architect, writer, inventor, draftsman, mechanical engineer, and much more. Learn more about his life during this Zoom webinar, led by art historian, Felicia Stadelman on Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 19. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. A valid email address must be provided at the time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation with the Zoom link prior to the program.
Carry-Out Crafts for Adults: Yarn Birds
Beginning Monday, April 26, free yarn bird kits will be available for pickup while supplies last. Kits will include pre-cut yarn, wire for the feet, beads for the eyes, and paper for the body and beak. Supplies are limited; one kit per person. Please note that scissors and white craft glue are needed, and pliers are suggested. Then join us for a live instructional video on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. by visiting www.facebook.com/SMFPL.
Join licensed personal chef, Sarah Mentzer of Custom Cookies by Sarah M, for an interactive cookie decorating class on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.. Free kits will be available beginning Monday, April 19, while supplies last. Then visit www.facebook.com/SMFPL for this live instructional video. Supplies are limited; limit one kit per person. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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/storytime.
Submitted by the staff of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.