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he Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Foundation,
in conjunction with the library, has purchased
a new vehicle for our Outreach Services. The
graphics for this vehicle are being applied – stay tuned
for the new design!
In 2015, we circulated a total of 9,707 items to
senior and homebound patrons that otherwise would
not have been able to use
the library. The Adult
Outreach Services
made 173 library
visits to Senior
Independent
Living and
Assisted Living
Facilities. We
reached 1,222
patrons

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the 48 collection drops
to Assisted Living and
Nursing Care Facilities, we
circulated 1,491 items.

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Inside this issue
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Welcome Richard Bedell!................................ 3
Staff Pets.......................................................... 4
Best Books of 2015.......................................... 5
Resolve to Simplify.......................................... 8
Circulation........................................................ 8
Just for Kids...................................................... 9
Upcoming Events...........................................10
New Movies....................................................11
More Library News.........................................11
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Chef Giulia is Back!

Get a fresh start to the new year! Back by popular
demand, Chef Giulia is repeating her Vegetarian Food
Series for those of you who were unable to get a seat
in her first series. Plan-Ahead Meals will be held on
Tuesday, January 12 , Vegetarian Main Courses will be
on Wednesday, January 20 and Vegetarian Side Dishes
is scheduled for Thursday, February 18. All classes
begin at 7 PM. Registration has started for the first two
classes—Plan-Ahead Meals is already full. Click on the
link to check on seating availability for the remaining
programs along with program descriptions.
Click to link!

Welcome Richard Bedell!
Richard is the newest member to join our Library Board of Trustees.

Richard P. Bedell, CPA,
MBA, is a respected
financial leader
with a recognized
career managing the
finances of a variety of
organizations including
an international sports
management firm
(IMG), an NFL franchise
(Cleveland Browns),
a manufacturing
business, non-profit
organizations and
private schools.
Richard has an
undergraduate degree
from John Carroll
University and an MBA
from the Weatherhead
School of Management
at Case Western Reserve
University. He is a
member of the Ohio
Society of CPAs and the
Northeast Ohio chapter
of Financial Executives
International, serving as

W h a t b o o k a r e yo u
reading now?

I a m c u r re n t l y r e a d i n g
D o g Co m p a ny : Th e B o ys
o f Po i n t e D u H o c b y
Pa t r i c k K . O ' D o n n e l l. I t
i s t h e s t o r y o f t h e U. S .
A r my ' s o r i g i n a l R a n g e r s
who accomplished D-Day's
toughest mission and led
t h e w a y a c ro s s E u r o p e.

Is there a book that
has special meaning
fo r yo u ?

Te a m o f R i v a l s b y
Doris Kearns Goodwin.
It tells the story of
how Abraham Lincoln
deliberately selected his
cabinet comprised of
m e n f ro m d i f fe r e n t a n d
often conflicting political
p e r s p e c t i ve s a n d l e d t h e m
and the nation through
the most challenging
t i m e s. D a v i d M c Cu l l o u g h ' s
J o h n Ad a m s , Tr u m a n , a n d
1 7 7 6 a re a l s o f a v o r i t e s.
B i o g r a p h i e s a re a g o o d
w a y t o l e a r n h i s t o r y.

W h a t b r i n g s yo u
t o t h e l i b ra r y o n a
regular basis?

I come to the library
to check out books on
C D s. I s p e n d a l o t o f
t i m e t r a ve l i n g t o c l i e n t s
t h ro u g h o u t N o r t h e a s t
O h i o. I t ' s a n a l t e r n a t i v e t o
t a l k r a d i o.

President in 1999.

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W h a t a r e yo u r
hobbies?

1) A daily trip to the
h e a l t h c l u b.
2) I am chairing the
Wa l s h J e s u i t H i g h S c h o o l
Board of Directors this
year which is rewarding in
m a ny w a y s.
3 ) L i fe - l o n g l e a r n i n g
t h r o u g h r e a d i n g.
4 ) L i fe - l o n g B r o w n s
fan (increasingly less
rewarding).

D o yo u h ave a
f avo r i t e m e m o r y o f a
l i b ra r y ?
M y f a vo r i t e m e m o r y i s
visiting the Stow Librar y

t o r e s e a rc h p ro j e c t s i n
g r a d e s c h o o l. I t w a s,
a s I r e m e m b e r, a o n e room house on the same
p r o p e r t y a s t h e c u r re n t
l i b r a r y. T h e c h a n g e i n
b u i l d i n g a n d c o n c e p t o ve r
t h e y e a r s i s re m a r k a b l e.

I f yo u co u l d g i ve
e ve r yo n e yo u k n o w
one book, what
wo u l d i t b e ?

Dale Carnegie's How
t o Wi n Fr i e n d s a n d
I n f l u e n ce Pe o p l e . O n e
C h r i s t m a s I g a ve a c o p y t o
e a c h o f o u r c h i l d re n .

Staff Pets

Staff Pets

Let's Meet Jess Alloggia's Dog!

Jess Alloggia is
Assistant Head
of Reference
Services.

Roscoe is a two-year-old Australian
Cattle Dog Beagle mix. He was adopted
from Paws and Prayers in May 2014 as an
extremely shy and fearful dog. Although
he's come a long way, loud noises and
many other things still scare him.
We thought about changing his name
to Taco but soon realized he is definitely
a Roscoe.
He loves to destroy any fluffy toy we
buy and will often chase a tennis ball
around the house. Car rides are fun
and he loves telling the mail carrier to
get a move on. If you deliver packages,
Roscoe doesn't like you. His favorite
snacks are potato chips (only a few) and
shredded cheese.
I grew up with dogs (we always had at
least three) but Roscoe is the first pet I
have had as an adult. He is the first dog
my fiancé has ever had. Since he has so
many issues, it has been rough at times. It's hard to go for walks in our neighborhood
when there are lots of people out and about (especially in the spring when everyone
comes out of hibernation). Car doors slamming and people using power tools set him
off and we are often seen being dragged down the sidewalk by this thirty pound dog.
Nonetheless, he brings so much joy to our home. He
has the softest coat and the most soulful
eyes. Even though he
doesn't like to cuddle
or give kisses, he still
makes me smile.
Simply having him
sit next to me on the
couch is enough to
make any bad day
better.

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Best of 2015

2015
BEST OF

Here's the list that you've been waiting for...
Reference Staff Favorites from 2015!
Amy G.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of
College Football by Gilbert Gaul
Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest
Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel
Crossover (Newbery Award Winner; Children’s Fiction) by Kwame
Alexander
Nonfiction
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who
Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women
Trapped on Bataan by Elizabeth Norman
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup
Steps in Time: Ninety Years of Metro Parks, Serving Summit County
by Sarah Vradenburg
Wildlife of the World (DK Publishing)
Salt Fork State Park by Meredith Bowman
Fiction, etc.
By Winter’s Light (Historical Romance) by Stephanie Laurens
The Liar (Popular Fiction) by Nora Roberts
Under the Wide and Starry Sky (Historical Fiction) by Nancy Horan
Playing with Fire (Fiction) by Tess Gerritsen
March: Book Two (Teen Graphic Novel) by John Robert Lewis
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract
Art (Children’s Biography) by Barb Rosenstock
Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents (Children’s
Nonfiction) by Marilyn Singer
28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World
(Children’s Nonfiction) by Charles R. Smith, Jr.

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Jess
Biography
Hemingway in Love: His Own Story by A.E. Hotchner
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah
Hepola
Fiction
Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik
Backman
All That Followed by Gabriel Urza
The 25th Hour by David Benioff
West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Another Day (Teen Fiction) by David Levithan
The Household Spirit by Tod Wodicka
Hugo & Rose by Bridget Foley
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Nonfiction
Isaac’s Story: a Man, a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out and
Finding Feminism by Alida Nugent
Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and
Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan

Thea
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney

Chris
Nonfiction
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Bold Walk Across Victorian America by
Linda Lawrence Hunt
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My Life by Sophia Loren
Fiction
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Beth
Fiction
Under a Dark Summer Sky (debut) by Vanessa LaFaye
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Another Woman’s Daughter by Fiona Sussman
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Nonfiction
Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that
Changed America by Erik Larson
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who
Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

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Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
by Linda Lawrence Hunt
Under the Same Sky: A Memoir of Survival, Hope, and Faith by
Joseph Kim & Stephan Talty
Call the Midwife (books) by Jennifer Worth
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Christina
Armada (Teen Science Fiction) by Ernest Cline
Zeroes (Teen Science Fiction) by Scott Westerfeld and Margo Lanagan
I’ll Give You the Sun (Teen Realistic Fiction) by Jandy Nelson
Dead to Me (Teen Mystery) by Mary McCoy
Red Queen (Teen Fantasy) by Victoria Aveyard
Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story (Funniest Book Christina Read
This Year) by David Levithan
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the
Vietnam War (Biography) by Steve Sheinkin
Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Children’s
Biography) by Patricia Hruby Powell
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill
Club by Phillip Hoose
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans (Adult Graphic
Novel) by Don Brown

Sara
The Surgeon (Fiction) by Tess Gerritsen
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess
Bride (Nonfiction) by Cary Elwes & Joe Layden
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
(Biography) by Mindy Kaling

Jackie
All the Light We Cannot See (Fiction) by Anthony Doerr
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
(Nonfiction) by Johann Hari
Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History (Biography) by
Rhonda K. Garelick

Diana
Elfquest: The Final Quest [Volume 1] by Wendy and Richard Pini
Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Advanced Reader Copy – This
will be published in February 2016) by Lois McMaster Bujold
All books by Jennifer Crusie

Gretchen
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry and Gina
DeJesus
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Step Aside, Pops (Graphic Novel) by Kate Beaton
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

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Jim
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Bettyville by George Hodgman
Breakthrough by Jack Andraka,with Matthew Lysiak
Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker
The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless
Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Barbara (Retired in 2015)
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Martian by Andy Weir
Dandelion Years (via Audible) by Erica James
The Sound of Glass by Karen White
After We Fall by Emma Kavanagh
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Far From Over by Sheila O’Flanagan
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

D E S S E RT

Extravaganza
2014

10 Year Anniversary

Want to be a corporate sponsor for
the Dessert Extravaganza?
Click the form to the right
or pickup a printed copy at the Circulation Desk.
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D E S S E RT

Extravaganza

Circulation

The annual statistics for 2015 are not yet in as
of this publication, but did you know that the
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library had a record
circulation in 2014? Library users checked out
over 830,000 items. That number was hard for
some of us to visualize, so we got our calculators
out. If we were to stack all of those items one on
top of each other, this enormous stack of library
materials would reach from our library here in
Stow to Playhouse Square in Cleveland! That's
over 26 miles of materials!

Resolve to Simplify

Many of us have made resolutions to declutter and simplify our lives. Have you thought of the
many ways that the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library can help? Your hometown library is virtually
everywhere, so be sure to use this to your advantage! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
1. Clear off your coffee table. Enjoy free online issues of your favorite magazines.
2. Read eBooks on your phone, tablet or eReader.
3. Download your favorite music.
4. Why clutter your shelves? Borrow items from your library.
5. Shelves already cluttered? Donate your books, DVDs and CDs to the library.
6. Can't find what you're looking for in our collection? Request items through SearchOhio.
SearchOhio allows you to use our catalog to borrow items from 188 public libraries. This
gives you access to an additional 16 million items!
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Just for

Kids

—by Kristin Casale, Children's Librarian

Winter Story Time

Winter Story Time runs from January 11 to March 10. No
registration required, but due to capacity limits in our story
time room, we will only allow 40 people (including caregivers)
into a session at one time. We will host a second session right
afterward if required.

Toddler Movement Time
Jump, sing, dance, move and more in this active program
geared toward toddlers, scheduled for Fridays, January 15;
February 19; March 18; and April 15 at 10:30 AM. Join Miss
Kristin for songs, rhymes, imaginative play, dancing and more.
We'll use shakers and scarves, and practice early literacy skills
using active movement. No registration required.

Tech Thursday

Attention kids, parents and other caregivers: the children’s
room will begin offering weekly tech help on Thursdays from
3 to 5 PM to assist you with any tech concerns you may have
(except hardware repair and virus support). Drop in the day of
the program and sign up for a half-hour slot any time between
3 and 5 PM, and one of our librarians will assist you. Some
topics may include, but are not limited to, tablet help (iPad,
Kindle, Windows Surface, Android), eBook help, guidance
with a specific software application (Microsoft Word, for
example), e-mail, Web navigation, etc. If we are unable to help
you with your tech issue, we will refer you to an appropriate
repair specialist. You can also make use of this service even
if you don’t have a tech issue, but you are just looking for
recommendations for apps for kids, teachers or parents. This
program starts Thursday, January 7 and runs through Thursday,
March 31.

Caldecott Club

Do you love picture books with beautiful artwork? How
about drawing, too? Are you in 2nd through 5th grade? Then
this may be the program for you! On January 18 from 1:30 to
2:30 PM Miss Joan will review 6 beautifully illustrated picture
books considered for the 2016 Caldecott Medal. We’ll look
at the wonderful artwork, discuss what we like about each
style, vote on a “winner”, draw an illustration based on one of
the books, and enjoy a snack. Registration required starting
January 4.

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Each month of 2015, the Children Outreach Services
provided an average of 25 programs for 803 children
and caregivers at 26 different locations. This past year,
the Children Outreach Team provided 308 programs
including story times, school age programs, and special
events. 9,641 children attended those programs.
As you can see, our Outreach Service Librarians and
Stow-Munroe Falls residents will greatly benefit from
the new vehicle. Our previous vehicle lasted us ten
years and we’re hoping the new one will too!

Here's a sneak preview of our vehicle graphics during the
installation. We'll be out on visits before you know it.
Watch for us around town!

Teen Talk
Children's Website
Teen Website
Spike Times

Click to link!

RollingFree
in the New
Fine
Year
Just
for Kids Fridays
Fine

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Upcoming Events
Adult Programming Highlights for January 2016

Book Discussion:
The Kitchen Daughter

Click on any program for description and registration information.

January 1

January 6
Coffee with the Editor

LIBRARY CLOSED

9:30 AM

January 4
Book Discussion:
The Kitchen Daughter

Popcorn & a Movie
7 PM

Meet the Author:
Regina Brett
(tickets required)
Tech Tuesday

1 PM

Jazz Concert

January 5
Tech Tuesday

January 15

6:30 PM

January 7
1 - 5 PM

FEW
ONLY A EFT!
L
SPOTS

6:30 PM

Bob Evans Fundraiser for
Library Foundation

all day

Family Folklore

10:30 AM

Tech Thursday

1 - 5 PM

7 - 8:30 PM

January 11
10 AM & 2 PM
12:45 PM

January 12
Tech Tuesday

Plan-Ahead Vegetarian
Meals
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Writing Workshop

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Popcorn & a Movie

1 PM

Vegetarian Main Courses

7 PM

Book Discussion:
Devil in the White City

January 21
Family Folklore

10:30 AM
1 - 5 PM

Book Discussion:
The Widow of the South

2 PM
.......................... January 11

January 26
1 - 5 PM

Book Discussion:
The Widow of the South

January 27
Popcorn & a Movie

1 PM

January 28
1 PM

Tech Thursday

January 14

Tech Thursday

1 - 5 PM

January 20

Family Folklore

Popcorn & a Movie

Family Folklore

Tech Tuesday

7 PM

January 13

Hip Chicks Knit

January 19

Tech Tuesday
1 - 5 PM

FUL

3 PM

Tech Thursday

Book Discussion:
Devil in the White City
Bridge Club

Spanish Conversation
Group

10:30 AM
1 - 5 PM

10 AM
10:30 AM
1 - 5 PM
7 PM

Registration for Meet the Author with
Terry Pluto begins at 9 AM on January 11.
Click here for details.

.......................... January 21

Click here for

Children's Programs
Teen Programs

Director
Douglas H. Dotterer

Friends of the
Library
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Library is a citizen
support group for
Library services and
activities. They sponsor
book sales as well as
the annual Needlework
Show and other
programming. Friends
meet the third Tuesday
of every month (except
July and December) at
2 PM in the Stow Room.

Library
Foundation

The Stow-Munroe
Falls Public Library
Foundation was
incorporated in 1994 as
a non-profit, tax-exempt
501(c)(3) organization.
The Foundation’s
mission is to provide
funds for significant
projects that enhance
the mission of the
library and to build an
endowment that will
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Fast Facts

Monthly Statistics for November 2015
Items Checked Out..............................................61,703
Library Visitors......................................................19,579
eBooks....................................................................... 5,140
Digital Magazines Accessed ..............................200
Freegal Music Downloads................................1,176
Hoopla Downloads...............................................618
New Library Cards................................................171

Dessert Extravaganza

We are preparing for the Stow-Munroe Falls Public
Library Foundation’s 10th Annual Dessert Extravaganza!
This celebration and fundraiser will take place on
Thursday, April 21 at 7 PM at the Silver Lake Country Club.
Looking for a Christmas gift for a loved one or colleague?
Purchase tickets for $50 each at the library’s front desk.
If you or someone you know would be interested in
becoming a sponsor for this event, please call us at (330)
688-3295 ext. 110.

Terry Pluto
Meet award-winning journalist, sports columnist and
author Terry Pluto on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 PM as we
continue our exciting Meet the Author Series in 2016.
Books will be available for purchase and signing after the
presentation. Registration for this program begins at
9 AM on January 11. Click here for details or all (330)
688-3295 ext. 4. This program will be held in the StowMunroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by the StowMunroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.
About the Author: Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for The
Plain Dealer and is also known as “the sportswriter who writes
about faith.” He has twice been honored by the Associated
Press Sports Editors as the nation’s top sports columnist for
medium-sized newspapers. He is a nine-time winner of the
Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award. He is the author of 21
books, including “The Curse of Rocky Colavito” (selected by
the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of
1989), and “Loose Balls” which was ranked number 13 on Sports
Illustrated’s list of the top 100 sports books of all time. He was
called “Perhaps the best American writer of sports books,” by
the Chicago Tribune in 1997.

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Holds can now be placed
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