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Sunday September 23, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.  No registration required.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_knitting.png 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help people, this is the group for you. Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping organizations in our community. If you are new to crafting, we will be glad to get you started. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them. New members always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
 
objects_pencil.png 10:30 AM Countdown to Kindergarten Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in September, 10:30 am, Except September 3: Labor Day

Use the year to prepare for Kindergarten!  Help your child practice fine motor, gross motor, and social skills so they are ready for what awaits them next fall.  For children 3 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2016. Learn various editing features that allow you to effectively revise documents. Explore ways to quickly copy and move text. Practice prepating files using Word’s document templates to begin documents. Attendance at Basic Computer Skills is preferred.

 

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.  No registration required.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Celebrate National Sewing Month: Sewing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   3304348726   
   

Do you like to sew or would you like to improve your skills?  Bring your projects and sewing items and socialize with other sewers such as yourself during National Sewing Month.  Share techniques, ideas, and suggestions.  All levels of expertise welcome. 

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Laser Engraver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Laser Engraver

Etch patterns, text, logo or pictures onto a variety of materials with our free Epilog Laser Engraver.

 

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
objects_pencil.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_projector.png 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Monday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Fourth Monday of each month, 3:30-5 pm

For school ages

Join us each month as we view a short movie and munch on snacks.

Boxtrolls (PG) (97 minutes) – September 24

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Clay Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

We’ll use a leaf to shape and imprint a clay bowl or you can design your own artwork using air dry clay.

For grades 4-12. Register at the library or by calling 330-666-4888.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_none 6:00 PM Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Crafters

Second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 12, 26, 6 pm

Enjoy discussion and share knit and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
people_children.png 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for some stories, songs, and rhymes along with a short activity on a different theme each month.

September is All About Apples

Registration is appreciated.

 
objects_money_coins_paper.png 6:30 PM Fall Financial Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

College Planning

 Monday, September 24, 6:30 pm

Interested in helping a child, grandchild, or even yourself fund a college education? We cover the steps of funding a college education from start to finish.  Beginning with accounts used for college planning including a 529, Roth IRA, UGMA/UTMA, Coverdell and ESA accounts. We cover recommended savings needed to achieve your personal goals, along with helping your student navigate the complicated FAFSA process.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SUN CATCHERS

We're going to collect beautiful fall leaves and make sun catchers.

Join our program for families of all ages! One Monday a month at 6:30 pm we’ll get together for some great crafts.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Becoming a Volunteer Guardian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteer recruiter answers all of your questions about becoming a volunteer guardian for adults. Akron Main Library, Meeting Room 1. Call BG @ 330-643-9020.  No reservations required.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Meditation

Too much stress in your life? Want to spend a little quality time with yourself? Want to learn how meditation can work for you? This four week Meditation course offers an opportunity to practice and discuss several forms of meditation. We begin with a basic breathing meditation and add other practices each week. No previous meditation experience is necessary and all practices are offered in a non-religious manner -- all faith traditions (or none at all) are welcome. The sessions will be led by members of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local, non-religious, non-profit organization.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Family Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

A mish-mash program that will incorporate art, science, and engineering for kids ages 5-12 and their family. No registration necessary.

September 24What a disaster! Explore different natural disasters and use building materials to come up with solutions for keeping people safe when disaster strikes.

    Location: Ellet
Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

Babies will be introduced to hand rhymes,songs, movement activities, books and socialization skills.

    Location: Green
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult caregivers are invited to attend with our youngest patrons to enjoy books, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4-November 13, 10:30 am

For Children 0 to 3 year-olds with their favorite adult.

Join Miss Katie in this new story time series for babies and toddlers! Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Story Time Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, September 25, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games, and crafts. 

 

    Location: Mogadore
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misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, September 25 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Hour

Tuesdays, September 11- October 2, 10:30 am

Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes and more. No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_martial_arts.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

Make your document stand out! Explore the different ways to change how text looks. Learn how to change the style and effect of text. Discover additional formatting techniques that can be applied to document paragraphs. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM Family Stories and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  No registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Restored Citizen Job Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

In the video Road to Reentry: Succeeding on the Job, viewers receive help identifying essential skills and personality traits required for retaining employment and career advancement. The film helps returning citizens learn about behaviors and attitudes that can be detrimental to their job security and reputation. Viewers will also understand employer expectations. Reentry related resources provided. Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_reading.png 11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

 
    Location: Green
 
people_dancers.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary,org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore various age-appropriate toys, blocks cars, trucks and trains, dolls, puzzles and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends.

    Location: North Hill
 
people_dancers.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore various age appropriate toys, blocks, cars, trucks and trains, dolls, puzzles, and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends.

    Location: North Hill
 
people_friends.png 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Program for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

After School Zen Zone

If you are looking for a place to do homework, share music, play games, come by after school and see what is offered that day.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
nat_sun.png 3:30 PM Disney Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate all things Disney with games and crafts. Mouse ears encouraged!   

    Location: Maple Valley
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food_pizza.png 3:30 PM Let's Eat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PIZZA

Make pizzas and see whose is the best.

For students in grade 5 and up. One Tuesday a month at 3:30 pm we will get together and create something delicious.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Needle Arts for All Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Arts for All

Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:30 pm

September 25, October 9 and 23, November 13 and 27

 

Do you love to knit, crochet, or enjoy other needle arts?  Then this group is for you!  Bring your work in progress and desire to share your knowledge with others.  Curious Newbies are welcome as well!  Come see what others are making and get help starting a project.  Stash donations always welcome and put to good use. 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   3304348726   
   

Join us afterschool to discuss the book for the month and enjoy a snack.

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Teen Tech Lab - September 25

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_knitting.png 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, September 25, 3:30 - 5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy! If you can make just one 7" or 9" rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

The Norton Branch Library needs 6th-12th graders for the Teen Advisory Board. 

Help the library promote reading, plan programs and have fun. 

Earn volunteer hours and help make your Library the place to be!

    Location: Norton
 
people_friends.png 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and chill out with Miss Kelly.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

September 25 -  Back-to-School Craft:  Beat the back-to-school blahs and come decorate a locker mirror.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
people_graduate_female.png 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_writing.png 6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

Bring your own coloring book or choose from provided coloring pages and spend the evening relaxing and coloring with new friends. 

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Fly Girls: WWII Women's Airforce Service Pilots with Ray Hoffman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Did you know that over 1,000 women flew for the military during World War II? These brave Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were largely forgotten about after the war. Ray Hoffman from the National WASP World War II Museum in Sweetwater, Texas will talk briefly and the documentary Fly Girls: WWII Women's Airforce Service Pilots detailing the history of the WASP's will be shown.

 

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you’re looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You’ll plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. Please call 330-643-9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
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ent_gclef.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Vinyl Revival for Teens & Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Vinyl Revival

Today's digital world has all of us searching for more.
This could be the club for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting.
Join us every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
Please register for this program by calling 330-633-4345

 

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Domestic Violence Prevention Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Ohia Thompson, the Volunteer and Outreach Advocate for the Battered Women’s Shelter of Greater Akron, will give a presentation on how to spot and prevent domestic violence in our community. The mission of the Battered Women's Shelter is to lead the community in the prevention of domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy, and education throughout Summit and Medina counties in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family. The Battered Women’s Shelter is the only organization in Summit and Medina counties responsible for providing emergency shelter and transitional housing services to help victims escape from domestic violence and transition to an abuse-free life free. Each year they provide more than 20,000 overnight stays per year, with nearly 8,000 individuals served.

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    Location: Richfield
Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
med_bag.png 10:00 AM Hands-Only CPR and 'Stop the Bleed' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, September 26, 10 am

The Mogadore Fire Department will be hosting a two-part class including Hands-Only CPR and "Stop the Bleed".

The classes should take less than 2 hours to complee.

For more information contact Chief John Cain at cainj@mogadorevillage.org

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
people_babyface_light.png 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby & Me Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies and toddlers birth - 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs, movement and stories, followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
people_babyface_light.png 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 
A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We combine music, story, and play to engage our youngest learners.

Special Baby/Toddler Prom, Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 3 and their caregiver.  Dress your best and join us for dancing, crafts, photos, and fun!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Boogie Woogie Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Boogie Woogie Books

Wednesdays, September 26, October 24, November 28, 10:30am

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Shake, jiggle, and jive in this fun musical program!

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

Discover how to use more useful tools to edit your documents like signature lines, creating a PDF, comments, tables, formulas to perform math functions, create charts, create a book format, and protect your document.  Attendance at MS Word, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
ent_drum_bass.png 11:00 AM Make a Soothing Drum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Participants will select from a variety of colorful beads and beans to fill each drum to make a relaxing sound that can mimic ocean waves. People can choose to paint their drum to enhance its beauty. This program has limited space, so please call 330-376-2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Join Miss Jill for books, flannel board stories, rhymes, music and movement followed by group playtime.
Geared for ages 2 - 5, but all ages are welcome to attend.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_pilates.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.com
   

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Wednesdays, September 26* – November 14, 11 am - Noon

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults (age 60+) wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet one time per week for an 8-week period. (*The first session is an assessment ONLY.) This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.

Space is limited, so please register in advance beginning Wednesday, September 5.

    Location: Goodyear
 
flags_usa.png 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
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misc_none 1:00 PM Memory Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Memory Cafe offers a relaxing and comfortable way for people living in the early stages of memory loss to build a social network and connect with like individuals in their own community. Meaningful social and educational activities promote social interaction, companionship, and learning.

 

The Memory Cafe is a collaboration between The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Advance registration is requested. To register, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 3-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! No registration is required.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

September 26       Legomania

October 3              Snap Circuits

October 10            Board Games

October 17                  Wii Gaming

October 24                  Apptastic Afternoon

October 31            Puzzle-rific

November 7          Snap Circuits

November 14        Legomania

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
 
objects_pencil.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_multimedia.png 3:30 PM Maker Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, September 26, 3:30 pm

Ever played a keyboard made of bananas? Program squishy circuts? Have robots battle each other?

Teach Ozobots to run through mazes? Try all these and more at our monthly MakerSpace!

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Tween Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   3304348726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Tween Pizza Wars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   3304348726   
   

Teens and Tweens are invited to compete against each other in a culinary battle for the ages.  We'll provide the supplies and the creation is left up to you!  Please register in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the branch.  The recommended age for this program is 12-18.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Bedtime Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-2

Build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Time of Your Life: Find out what makes you tick. You’ll practice telling time on an analog clock and discover the fun math hidden inside a digital clock!

 

Registration required due to limited supplies.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Teen Advisory Board

Fourth Wednesday of each month September 26, October 24, November 28, 4:30-6 pm

Try new things, talk about your interests and be creative with tech. The sky’s the limit!  Better yet - you get credit for volunteer hours.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Modernize Your Resume Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by brief content review sessions to individuals.

Rapid changes in technology have dramatically changed the way employers find candidates, and in turn, job seekers must now adapt their resume style to fit into this process.  In this session, learn the trends in creating a modern resume that will get you past the applicant tracking systems and noticed by hiring managers.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and resumes. Instructor will be available at the conclusion to give brief content review sessions to individuals.

Please register with the Business & Government Division (330-643-9020).

Meeting Room 1

    Location: Main Library
 
flags_usa.png 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Voter Education Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    elebrating 70 years of serving the community, the Akron-Canton Barristers is collaborating with the Akron Area League of Women Voters to provide an informative non-partisan Voter Education Workshop to the community. The Akron-Canton Barristers Association is a legal organization of primarily African-American attorneys and judges in Summit and Stark counties. Please call the branch to registers.
    Location: Maple Valley
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symbols_numbers.png 6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club - Ninja Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Join our math club for grades K-2. Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Ninja Training – September 26

Have you ever made a paper airplane? This week you’re going to build something even better; a giant flying 4-point Ninja Star. We’ll do the math not just to make them, but also to see how they fly compared to their tinier cousins.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Evening Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! No registration is required.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
objects_tack.png 6:00 PM How to Navigate Medicare Maze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Sharon Honroth guides you through Medicare 101, helping you understand what it covers and what it does not.  Learn about Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D prescription plans.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
med_bag.png 6:00 PM Medicare 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MEDICARE 101

Are you going to be eligible for Medicare this year? Then this FREE Medicare program is for you! Sarah Florimonte, a Community Liaison for the Ohio Department of Insurance’s OSHIIP division, will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program representatives are trained by the state, and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies, or agents.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Necessity is the Mother of Invention Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for this fascinating talk by Summit County Historical Society’s Janet McCaulley, as she discusses every day inventions and the household names and the innovative people who came up with the ideas. Toasters, Life Saver Candy, Zippers, the “dreaded” TV remote and paper bags are just a few of the “take for granted” items that will be talked about. Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Branch Library.

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Protect Yourself Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    he AARP will arm you with the tools and resources to fight back against con artists. Join the discussion about how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud to protect you and your family. You do not need to to be a member of AARP to attend this program. All materials are provided by the library. Please call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_writing.png 6:30 PM Book Talk: Anita Fox Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Author Anita Fox will be presenting her book BOBBY’S JOURNEY WITH HIS BEST FRIEND, JESUS.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Corni Ones Horn Club of Greater Cleveland-Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Corni Ones Horn Club of Greater Cleveland-Akron

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 pm

Corni Ones, formed in November of 2014, had their premiere performance at the Northeast Regional Horn Workshop in 2016.  They delight audiences at churches, parks, libraries and other venues throughout NE Ohio.  Join us for an evening of fun and music with this horn ensemble.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE ROPE by Nevada Barr

Title: The Rope (Anna Pigeon Series #17), Author: Nevada Barr

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday September 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

Simply STEAM Story Time, Thursdays in September, 10:30 am
For ages 2 to 6 and their caregiver.  Explore concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through story time, followed by hands-on activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Storytime Fun for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   3304348726   
   

Join Miss Bobbie for the joy of stories, rhyme, movement, and music.  Recommended for preschoolers age 3-5 with a caregiver.

    Location: Odom
 
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 6 – November 29, 10:15 am (no story time November 22)

Enjoy stories, movement, and song. Story time is early learning fun for young children to help develop the skills to succeed in school. Stay and play afterwards with toys and a chance for parents to chat.  Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

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lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

 

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly.png 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, September 27, 10:30 am

Ages birth - 3 1/2

Join Miss Kim for songs, stories, and group playtime with our library friends.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, September 6-November 15, 10:30 am

For children 3 to 5 year-olds with their favorite adult.

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
people_babyface_light.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby Time for babies and young ones age 6-24 months.

Mother Goose rhymes, songs and flannel board stories.

Play and social time to follow

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time

Thursdays, September 13- October 4, 10:30 am

Little folks bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes and more. No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 4: Adding Pictures and Tables

Learn more on how to insert customized pictures from online and other locations from your computer. Learn how to customize text boxes; draw diagrams and organization charts and insert table.  Attendance at MS Word, part 3 is preferred. Attendance at MS Word, Part 3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 27, 2018 -  Thursday November 15, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Thursdays, September 27 - November 15, 11 am

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Best for kids ages 2 to 6, but all ages are welcome.Stop in and join the fun. No registration required.

    Location: Firestone Park
Thursday September 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays in September, 11:30 am
Join Miss Erica for stories, music, and more!
For children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver.
Younger children are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_hummingbird.png 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do a 10-minute weekly count of bird species found in Downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary. We meet in the library park on the corner of Main and Mill streets.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Between the Lines: Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Relieve stress and relax. The Library will provide coloring sheets and coloring utensils. Feel free to bring your own pencils, markers, and coloring books.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
people_smiley.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Science, Slime and Yucky Stuff - September 27

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Builder's Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Builder’s Club

Thursdays, Sept 27, October 25, 4-5 pm

We provide blocks, Legos and other building supplies, you bring the imagination.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
elect_laptop.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics, Engineering, and Coding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics, Engineering, and Coding
Thursdays, September 27, October 25, November 29, 4 pm
Grades 2-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software. 
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics
    Location: Maple Valley
 
people_graduate_female.png 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
food_chef_hat.png 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, September 27, 6 pm

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club.

You don't have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Each month we will get together to talk about a certain book, theme, or celebrity chef.

There will be food samples or activities at every meeting. A selection of cookbooks will be available for members to borrow.

Browse our collection, try out some of the recipies, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.

(Snacks will be served at this prorgam. Patrons with food allergy should contact the branch.)  

AMERICAN CAKE by Anne Byrn

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Smart Money Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Smart Money

Thursday, September 27, 6 pm

This presentation will address financial assistance programs, how to develop a budget, budgeting styles, information on credit and debit cards, how to avoid debt traps, and information on credit reports.  Everyone will receive a folder with a monthly budget sheet, tips for saving and a list of financial services.  This would be a great class for teens and young adults as well as anyone interested in improving their financial situation.  So grab a youngin’ and come learn about money!

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Vegetarian Cooking Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

An expert from the Western Reserve School of Cooking will demonstrate how to prepare delicious vegetarian meals. This is a three-part series. Registration begins at 7 pm on August 23. This program series is sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_open.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Ocean's 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Debbie Ocean and an all-female gang plot an elaborate heist worth millions. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Rihanna. Rated PG-13. 110 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_book_open.png 6:30 PM Mystery Book Club - Author Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Read any book by our guest speaker Julie Anne Lindsey.   Join our mystery & suspense author for a delightful, informal discussion on the perplexing and occasionally wacky world of publishing, what it's like to live the writer life and how anyone can be an author if they don't mind losing a little sleep or sanity. Julie's books can be found on shelves under Bree Baker, Julie Chase & Jacqueline Frost, and of course, Julie Anne Lindsey.   Come with your questions!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Teen Writers Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Writers Workshop

(9th-12th graders) 

Last Thursday of the month, September 27, October 25, November 29, 6:30 pm

Working on a writing project and need tips and tricks? Meet with fellow teen writers to hone writing skills, complete fun writing exercises, and share your work. This workshop is for both inexperienced and experienced writers alike.  For our November session, we will have a guest appearance by Dr. Julie Drew, English professor and published author, speaking on the writing and publishing process. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
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ent_microphone.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Guest Speaker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Racing Through the Holy Land: 9,000 Years in 9 Days
Thursdays, September 13, 20, 27 at 6:30 pm

If you are curious at all about modern-day Israel and its Biblical history, come take a trip with Karen Eckart. At each stop, we will talk about the Biblical context, history, and archaeology. She will share the things her Jewish guide told her about modern-day Israel.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book.png 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Meetings are usually the fourth Thursday of every month, at 6:45 pm. New members are always welcome.

September 27, 2018           FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW, Amy Belding Brown

October 25, 2018               THE HARD WAY ON PURPOSE, David Giffels  

    Location: Highland Square
Friday September 28, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 12:05 PM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun.png 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fourth Friday Fun @ 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us on the fourth Friday of each month to hang out with your friends and have some fun. 

September 28- Nailed It Cake Pops

October 26- Stranger Things Escape Room

November 23- Pizza and a Movie

    Location: Norton
Saturday September 29, 2018 Go To Top
rec_pilates.png Afternoon of Healthy Habits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wear your tennis shoes for family fun: Stretching, exercise, obstacle course, and more.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for the Kenmore Branch Fall Book Sale!

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For all ages

No registration necessary.

Snuggle up and read to a furry friend.

    Location: Ellet
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM The History of Candy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Presented by Kathleen Williams.

Just in time for trick-or-treat season, learn about the exciting and delicious history of candy. Yes, there will be samples to try!

All ages are welcome.

Please register beginning September 10.

 
 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Card Making

Saturday, September 29, 2-4 pm

Get a jump on the holidays!  Cherri Collins will share fun techniques for creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind cards for the holidays.  Participants will make two cards to take home. Class size is limited. Registration requested at 330-643-4770. Registration begins Monday, August 13.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

RETURN TO THE MASQUERADE

The autumn costume party is in full swing, but one of the guests is attending his or her last party, and everyone is a suspect! Prizes for the successful sleuth, and food for all. For all patrons 16 & over. Ticket entry required. Tickets are free – two per person only.

Register in person starting Thursday, September 6 at 7 pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Sunday September 30, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
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Monday October 1, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

I-Spy Family Challenge

First Saturday of each month, Oct.- Nov.

Stop by the library for a new I-Spy challenge each month. Turn in your completed I-Spy challenge to win a prize.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

I-Spy Family Challenge

First Saturday of each month, Oct.- Nov.

Stop by the library for a new I-Spy challenge each month. Turn in your completed I-Spy challenge to win a prize.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
Monday October 1, 2018 -  Wednesday October 31, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Reading on the Run

New books are available the first week of each month.  No meetings, no deadlines, just some awesome reads!  Discussion questions, read-alike lists and author information are included with each book.

October The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

November A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
Monday October 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by the front desk and pick up this month’s title. No Pressure – No Discussion. Just read, enjoy, and tell us how you liked it. Extra copies of the book will be available at the front desk the last week of the previous month.

October: A CASUALTY OF WAR by Charles Todd

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    Location: Richfield
 
objects_pencil.png 10:00 AM Story Writing Contest for Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of October, you can pick up a form at the branch to enter our contest. This month we ask children from kindergarten through 6th grade to write a story about what happens when your class goes on a field trip to a pumpkin patch.  While you are there, something strange happens…  Entries must be turned in by October 31.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_knitting.png 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help people, this is the group for you. Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping organizations in our community. If you are new to crafting, we will be glad to get you started. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them. New members always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Baby and Me: Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in October at Hereford Park

For babies and their grown-ups. Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the Library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. *There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_dance.png 10:30 AM Yoga Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in October, 10:30 am

For 3 to 5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Transfer Photos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Transfer Photos

Do you have digital photos stored on your camera, phone, flash drive or disc? Bring a flash drive and learn how to easily transfer those images to your computer so you can begin organizing, editing, printing and sharing.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Media Transfer Station Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Media Transfer 

Digitize VHS, Super 8, 8 mm, negatives, vinyl LPs, or cassettes for free at our Media Transfer Station.

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
objects_pencil.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none.png 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you like to share techniques, ideas and suggestions?  All levels of expertise and all ages welcome.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_rocks.png 6:00 PM Britt Ahart: Survivalist from The History Channel's Alone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, October 1, 6 pm

Britt Ahart, survivalist from The History Channel’s Alone, will come speak about his experience braving the wilderness of Mongolia and Patagonia. As a contestant on both Seasons 3 and 5, Britt had to use his skills to survive alone while living off the land and trying to outlast his fellow competitors. Britt’s presentation will include a question and answer session.

Registration is required for this program.

Please call 330-628-9228 to register beginning September 10.

    Location: Mogadore
 
objects_money_coins_paper.png 6:30 PM Fall Financial Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Investments for Beginners

Monday, October 1, 6:30 pm

Learn the basics of investing including an overview of stocks, bonds, ETFs, Mutual Funds, Real Estate, and the risk/return potential of each.  Learn about constructing a long-term Investment Plan using strategic investment tools to mitigate risk and achieve the return necessary to meet your goals.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_open.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion

MAN CALLED OVE  by Fredik Backman

Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion. New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday October 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Finding Grants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   (330) 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
  • Additional free resources and a tutorial on Foundation Directory Online Professional 

Meeting Room 2AB.

Register by calling (216) 861-1933 extension 325.

For more information contact the Business and Government Division at (330) 643-9020.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none.png 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

Babies will be introduced to hand rhymes,songs, movement activities, books and socialization skills.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4-November 13, 10:30am

(0 to 3 year-olds with a caregiver)

Join Miss Katie in this new story time series for babies and toddlers! Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult caregivers are invited to attend with our youngest patrons to enjoy books, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun.

    Location: North Hill
 
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    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 2, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games, and crafts. 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 2 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Hour

Tuesdays, September 11- October 2, 10:30 am

Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes and more. No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
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rec_martial_arts.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM Family Stories and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  No registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_reading.png 11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

 
    Location: Green
 
people_dancers.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary,org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore various age-appropriate toys, blocks, cars, trucks and trains, dolls, puzzles and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_reading.png 12:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Blast from the Past Movie Matinee

Warning! Some of these movies may be in Black and White!

First Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm

October 2 Hitchcock’s Rear Window starring Jimmy Stewart

November 6 A Guy Named Joe starring Spencer Tracy

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Photo Editing Tools

There are some excellent photo editing tools out there. Come watch a demonstration of FREE photo editing options.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Lounge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 2, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks, try new activities,

and play video games, in a place that is just for teens.

Grades 6-12

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_sun.png 3:30 PM Nature Connect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of library materials about nature and make crafts.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_coffeemaker.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Video Gaming - October 2

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Youth Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Cheer on your friends and enjoy time spent with others while taking turns playing video games and board games with other students.  Games played are rated T or below.

    Location: Odom
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misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
people_smiley.png 4:00 PM Tween Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Tuesday in October, 4:00 pm

Grades 4 to 6: Hang out, play, and make after school.

October 2 – Galaxy Jars
October 9 – Wii Gaming
October 16 – Slime Making
October 23 – Mug Cakes
October 30 – Zombie Dolls

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_yoga.png 6:00 PM Family Friendly Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Colleen Hohl for an hour of gentle stress relieving stretches and yoga poses.

Wear comfy clothes, bring a mat or towel and be ready to unwind.

Please register in advance beginning August 13. All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
objects_thread.png 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sewing Series with Dolly Webb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Dolly Webb is returning to teach her sewing series. Not so long ago in the “Sewing Times World,” ladies made little sewing keepsakes for themselves or to give as remembrances. Money was tight, so these inexpensively made treasures that held pins, scissors, thread and other sewing items were kept in a sewing basket. Come and make these treasures for yourself or as a gift. Beginners are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:30 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teens

We eat junk food and talk writing. No stress, just support and sharing the writing experience.

    Location: Green
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays,October 2 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays,October 9 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays,October 16 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays,October 23 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays,October 30 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
Wednesday October 3, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffee.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM “On the Table” Community Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for this unique initiative where residents gather for a discussion on ways to strengthen our local area, while sharing a meal and meeting new friends. We bring the breakfast, and you bring fresh ideas. Limited to twelve attendees. Registration required.

    Location: Norton
 
people_babyface_light.png 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 
A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We combine music, story, and play to engage our youngest learners.

Special Baby/Toddler Prom, Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 3 and their caregiver.  Dress your best and join us for dancing, crafts, photos, and fun!

    Location: Main Library
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food_coffee.png 10:30 AM On the Table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

A one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds, gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.  It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work.  Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM On the Table Community Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for this unique initiative where residents gather for a discussion on ways to strengthen our local area, while sharing a meal and meeting new friends. We bring the snacks, and you bring fresh ideas. It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work. Call or register at the front desk.

    Location: Richfield
 
flags_usa.png 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
 
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
A one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.

It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work.

Registration begins September 11.

    Location: Green
 
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    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ON THE TABLE LUNCH DISCUSSION

On the Table is an initiative that brings together diverse residents from all walks of life to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in our county is invited to participate in this lunchtime conversation. Join your neighbors who are coming together to have conversations about what matters to them.

Please register in advance for this program.

Lunch provided by the Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

On The Table

Wednesday, October 3, 1 pm

A one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.  It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work.  Limited to 12 per discussion group.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_book.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for good books, conversation and light refreshments. This month we discuss THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join our group for a lively discussion of these titles. Extra copies of the book will be available at the front desk the last week of the previous month.

October 3 – COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett

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    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM [DEMO] Shutterfly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Shutterfly

Take a tour of Shutterfly and learn how to upload photos, create photo books, personalize photo cards & stationary. 

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

October 3              Snap Circuits

October 10            Board Games

October 17                  Wii Gaming

October 24                  Apptastic Afternoon

October 31            Puzzle-rific

November 7          Snap Circuits

November 14        Legomania

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
 
objects_pencil.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will  range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM On The Table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

On The Table

Wednesday, October 3, 3:30-5:30 pm

A one-of-a-kind initiative where diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.  It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work. Event is limited to 12 participants. Registration begins Monday, August 13.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM On The Table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

On The Table

Wednesday, October 3, 3:30-5:30 pm

A one-of-a-kind initiative where diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.  It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work. Event is limited to 12 participants. Registration begins Monday, August 13.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
objects_scissors.png 4:00 PM DIY Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

A day full of fun activities which will include decorating bird houses, oriental fans, and making journals. For grades K-5.

    Location: Kenmore
 
symbols_numbers.png 6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club - Planet Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Join our math club for grades K-2. Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Planet Party – October 3

This week you’ll use glow sticks to map Earth’s path as it zooms through space. You’ll see why the Moon changes shape, and how fast it has to hustle to orbit around us!

    Location: Goodyear
 
food_coffee.png 6:00 PM On the Table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

A one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.  It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work.  Please register in advance for this program calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM On the Table for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

A one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds, gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work.  Please register in advance for this program

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Protect Yourself Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

he AARP will arm you with the tools and resources to fight back against con artists. Join the discussion about how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud to protect you and your family. You do not need to to be a member of AARP to attend this program. All materials are provided by the library. Please call the branch to register.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_paint_palette.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paint Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PAINT NIGHT

Paint your own masterpiece and discover your creativity! Each artist will have a finished painting to take home at the end of the night. Sign-ups are limited to two spots per person. Both nights will feature the same painting, so sign ups per person are limited to one night each. Sixteen and over, please.

All supplies provided, and registration is strongly encouraged by calling 330-467-8595, or by stopping in the library.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book_open.png 6:30 PM Reader's Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 pm

 

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Inspiration Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Inspiration Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center

Wednesday evenings, September 5, October 3, November 7, 7 pm

Join friends and neighbors at the Firestone Park Community Center for a monthly book club open to all in Firestone Park and surrounding neighborhoods. This book club reads a variety of genres, fiction and non-fiction, and will meet the first Wednesday of every month. Newcomers are always welcome and no registration is required. Books will be available at Firestone Park Branch Library 4 weeks before each meeting.

    Location: Firestone Park
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Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 AM  -  7:30 AM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 6 – November 29, 10:15 am (no story time November 22)

Enjoy stories, movement, and song. Story time is early learning fun for young children to help develop the skills to succeed in school. Stay and play afterwards with toys and a chance for parents to chat.  Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly.png 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 4, 10:30 am

Ages birth - 3 1/2

Join Miss Kim for songs, stories, and group playtime with our library friends.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, September 6-November 15, 10:30am

(3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time

Thursdays, September 13- October 4, 10:30 am

Little folks bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes and more. No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW! Learn to Play MahJong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

MahJong is a fun game of skill and luck enjoyed by millions of enthusiasts around the world.  All those interested in this fascinating game, both novice and seasoned players, are welcome.  The first date will be learning the history of the game, an overview of how it is played and then observe and play in practice games.  Players who have a MahJong game are asked to bring it. At the end of the session, you will learn how to obtain an official player’s card if wishing to continue.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Make Buttons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Button Maker

Use the button maker to create buttons or magnets to promote your business, a student athlete or band member, etc. We offer 2.25 or 3 inch buttons and magnets for $0.30 and $0.45 per item.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
rec_lego_logo.png 3:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 4, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation.

All supplies provided.

*On November 1, we'll be joined by a special guest, Snapology of Kent.

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_reading.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Video Gaming - October 4

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
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misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 15, October 20, November 17, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
elect_joystick.png 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come test your gaming skills with friends! For school-age kids and teens. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Afterschool Hangout Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Afterschool Hangout

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15, 4-6 pm

Looking for a place to chill after school? Hang out at the library! We’ve got snacks, movies, games, and cool crafts at our house.

Oct. 4: Gummies 101: Sample a variety of gummies while gaming with our XBox360 and Wii. We’ll have board and card games, too. Create your own gummies and flavor combinations to take home.

Oct 18: Frankenanimals! Learn basic sewing techniques as we tear apart our old stuffed animals to make fabulous, scary, funny or just weird new creations.

Nov. 1: Electricity 101: Explore electricity with our squishy circuits and try an enlightening craft.

Nov. 15:  Thanksgiving 101: Learn how to make mini versions of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Be prepared to use a microwave, blender, mixer, and food processor to make delicious little versions of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Use your new skills to help out with Thanksgiving dinner this year, chef.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Music Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

We are musical beings. It’s no wonder that research shows that music therapy
can not only heal the soul, but the mind and the body. Music therapy can decrease
pain associated with disease or injury, calm anxiety and stress, promote physical
rehabilitation, reduce muscle tension, provide emotional support and much more.

Curious to see if music therapy could help you? Join us for a free music therapy
experience that you can take with you into your daily life. Led by a music therapist
from the Groovy Garfoose, in Hudson, you may attend one or all of these sessions.
Please call the Science and Technology Division for registration.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_puzzle_piece.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Puzzled at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Tired of completing the same jigsaw puzzle over and over again? Put your skills to the test and team up with a partner or work with a group to see who can complete a new puzzle the fastest.  Bring a challenging puzzle to trade with another team. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Local genealogist and Richfield resident Rhonda Abrams will help anyone interested in discovering their past. Free access to Ancestry.com at the Library. No need to register. This program is open to anyone interested in finding their roots.

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    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM Mason Jar Soup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Create your own soup in a mason jar. All materials will be provided. This makes a great gift.

Registration begins September 13.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM Movies@Main: A Star is Born Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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The original classic! A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of becoming an actress. Nominated for seven Oscars. Starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou and Lionel Stander. 111 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
holiday_ghost.png 7:00 PM The Spirits Speak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE SPIRITS SPEAK

Jim Kleefeld presents a demonstration and explanation of deception in spiritualism from the early 1900s. Hear stories of spirit mediums who charged people exorbitant fees to talk to the dead, all the while using trickery and secret assistants. Using a collection of antique and unusual artifacts, he will demonstrate how turn-of-the-century mediums tried to initiate contact with spirits. Learn about spirit trumpets, voiceless dolls, ectoplasm, message frames, and more.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none.png 1:30 AM No School Fun Day: Brickz for Kidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Children will learn, build, and play with LEGO® Bricks. Specially designed kits and models provide the building blocks for projects inspired by engineers and architects. Kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.

    Location: Ellet
 
flags_usa.png 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
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misc_none.png 12:05 PM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
objects_postcard.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Community Photo Scanning Days in Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society

Do you have interesting old photos we can share with the public?  Bring your original photo or slide from the Portage Lakes area to be scanned and digitally saved for our digital community archive, www.summitmemory.org.  Please register in advance for an appointment time.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_sale.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library Presale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_guitar.png 6:30 PM Eric Litwin in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us for an evening of fun with Eric Litwin, the song-singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Bestselling author, who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. And you might get to take a picture with Pete the Cat!

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_playing_cards.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trivia Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS TRIVIA NIGHT!

Test your knowledge in our first-ever trivia night! Teams of up to six admitted. Smaller groups are welcome, and may be combined into larger teams. Refreshments will be served and prizes awarded for the winning team!

Registration is strongly suggested, as only ten teams of six will be admitted.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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objects_cogs.png 10:00 AM Take It and Make It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Stop in the library on the first Saturday of the month, pickup one of our simple kid’s activity kits, make it here or take it home with you for a fun family activity! (While supplies last)

Construction Challenge - October 6

How tall a tower can you build using index cards and dot stickers?

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_sale.png 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Odom Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join the FOL vounteers at this sales event and discover your new favorite book.  While you are there, sign up and become a Frinds of the Library member.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.   This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are welcome to come.  The doggie’s human pal will read to the child.  

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am
Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

September 1: Books and songs all about a favorite classic Labor Day treat: Hot Dogs!

September 15:  International Dot Day - Lots of spots and dots will cover the Children’s Library on Dot Day.  Make sure to wear yours, and leave with even more! 

October 6: Harvest Stories – Apples, Pumpkins, and all things Fall

October 20: Feeling Squirrely? – Stories, songs and activities all about those crazy squirrels

November 3:  DINOvember - T-Rex and his friends are back, and they are taking over the Children’s Library!  Bring your claws, paws, and tails, and don’t forget to practice your roar! 

November 17: Give a Hoot! – An owl story time 

    Location: Main Library
 
objects_scissors.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Teens Do Something Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING

Need volunteer hours? Join us one Saturday a month from 11 am until 1 pm; drop in any time. Some of the projects we will be doing are: making library decorations, toys for Children’s Hospital, and cleaning library books and shelves. Any questions please ask Miss Sue.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_camping_tent.png 1:00 PM Fall Family Fest: Camping Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the fun of fall!  Enjoy camping themed activities, tents, games, crafts, s’mores, stories and more!  A Summit County Metro Park mascot will be visiting too.  All ages welcome, no registration necessary.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.  Stay to read to our dogs from Tails & Tales at 2 pm!

    Location: Portage Lakes
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anim_dog.png 2:00 PM Tails & Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Reading isn’t “ruff” when you practice with a furry friend! Visit with our therapy dogs and read aloud for a sticker! All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Glow Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us at the library and share your love of the musical Hamilton. Show off your knowledge of Hamilton by competing in games for prizes and enjoy a snack or two. For ages 11 to 17. Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book.png Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Pick up new selections on the second Monday of each month. No meetings, no deadlines, just great books! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information is included with each book.

October's selection: The Night Country by Stewart O'Nan

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a fun family-friendly movie on the big screen!

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_knitting.png 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help people, this is the group for you. Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping organizations in our community. If you are new to crafting, we will be glad to get you started. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them. New members always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Baby and Me: Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in October at Hereford Park

For babies and their grown-ups. Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the Library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. *There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in October, 10:30 am

For 3 to 5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
people_children.png 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play! We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-4 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM Anything Goes Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm

October 8:  GIRL WAITS WITH GUN by Amy Stewart

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM Anything Goes Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm

October 8:  GIRL WAITS WITH GUN by Amy Stewart

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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lib_book_open.png 1:30 PM A Different Kind of Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you read a good book and want to tell others about it?  Are you looking for your next book to read and would like a recommendation from others?  No one has to read the same book.  It’s basically one big book report meeting and no books are off-limits.  Classics, Self-Help, Biographies, Cozy Mysteries, Travel, Sci-Fi, anything goes!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM Monday Casual Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck

Title: The Women in the Castle: A Novel, Author: Jessica Shattuck

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

Learn how to access the Internet in the library and from your home computer. During class, you will practice basic Internet searching using web directories and search engines. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Button/Magnet Maker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Button Maker

Use the button maker to create buttons or magnets to promote your business, a student athlete or band member, etc. We offer 2.25 or 3 inch buttons and magnets for $0.30 and $0.45 per item.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Transfer Photos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Transfer Photos

Do you have digital photos stored on your camera, phone, flash drive or disc? Bring a flash drive and learn how to easily transfer those images to your computer so you can begin organizing, editing, printing and sharing.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
objects_pencil.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Mondays, October 8, 4 pm

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Manga & Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Manga & Anime Club

Mondays, October 8, November 5, 4-6 pm

Read Manga, watch anime, and explore all things otaku. Japanese food, culture and art are all explored in this club and cosplay is encouraged.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM Nature Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Our art box is filled with maple seed pods (helicopters), acorns, pinecones and more.  We’ll use them with conventional craft supplies to make dragonflies, little people, and anything else that you can imagine.

For grades 2-5.  Register at the library or by calling 330-666-4888.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Crafters

Second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 12, 26, 6 pm

Enjoy discussion and share knit and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
holiday_ghost.png 6:30 PM Spooky Stories to tell in the Dark Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Come dressed in your Halloween costumes and listen to spooky stories with Miss Brandie.

A spooky craft and treat will be provided.

All ages are welcome.

    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with nature sounds and music. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a water bottle.  New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
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misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Picture Me Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages birth - 3 years.  Babies, toddlers, and their caregivers are welcomed to join us for this special playgroup where we will play with toys and a green screen. Parents can snap a photo of their child in front of the screen and add backgrounds as desired. Some props will be available but feel free to bring your own. One 4x6 photo may be printed for each child to take home.

No registration necessary, screen time on a first come first served basis.

    Location: Ellet
Tuesday October 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

Babies will be introduced to hand rhymes,songs, movement activities, books and socialization skills.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4-November 13, 10:30am

(0 to 3 year-olds with a caregiver)

Join Miss Katie in this new story time series for babies and toddlers! Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games, and crafts. 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 9 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
trans_fire_truck.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Time To Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.  Program designed for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver, but all are welcome.

September 11: Mini Makers- Materials available to inspire children to think, collaborate, problem solve, create and build together. We might get messy!

October 9: Fall Explorers- Celebrate the arrival of the beautiful fall season together. Investigate leaves, apples, pumpkins and animals with your little explorers.

November 13: Fantastical Fun-  Join us as we transform the Children’s Library into a magical play lab for the very young. Fairy tales, imaginative dramatic play experiences, magical creatures, sensory activities, explorations and experiments are waiting for your “little wizards” this month. 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM Family Stories and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  No registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Fired from the Job! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

The reasons employers give for firing employees are numerous, but there are several that consistently rank as the most common. The video You’re Fired! Ten Ways to Lose Your Job and How to Avoid Them, discusses those reasons, outlining specific actions and behaviors that often lead to job termination. More importantly, it presents strategies and suggestions for avoiding or correcting the problems that lead to job loss. Reentry handouts included. Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_reading.png 11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

 
    Location: Green
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people_dancers.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary,org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore various age-appropriate toys, blocks, cars, trucks and trains, dolls, puzzles and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_reading.png 12:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
 
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For October, we will discuss H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald.

    Location: Green
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Edit Photos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Photo Editing Tools

There are some excellent photo editing tools out there. Come watch a demonstration of FREE photo editing options.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_dog.png 3:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

When Rocky visits, children have an opportunity to practice their literacy skills by reading aloud with him. Drop in to read with him and his owner.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Needle Arts for All Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Arts for All

Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:30 pm

October 9 and 23, November 13 and 27

 

Do you love to knit, crochet, or enjoy other needle arts?  Then this group is for you!  Bring your work in progress and desire to share your knowledge with others.  Curious Newbies are welcome as well!  Come see what others are making and get help starting a project.  Stash donations always welcome and put to good use. 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
food_coffeemaker.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Art Studio - October 9

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Make a YA Book Trailer for Teen Read Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

This two-part program will give you the opportunity to write a script about your favorite book and then record yourself performing that script for others to see.  All participants must have their parents sign a photo release form to be abele to participate in this program.  Questions?  Please see Ms. Aurora or call 330-434-8726 for details.  The recommended age for this program is 10-18. 

    Location: Odom
 
rec_knitting.png 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 9, 3:30 - 5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy! If you can make just one 7" or 9" rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_e_reader.png 4:00 PM Cell Phone Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tweet your friends and come to the trivia game show that tests your ability to find answers to questions on your mobile device. Small prizes and snacks will be provided. You must bring your own cell phone. For grades 6-12.

    Location: Kenmore
 
people_smiley.png 4:00 PM Tween Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Tuesday in October, 4:00 pm

Grades 4 to 6: Hang out, play, and make after school.

October 2 – Galaxy Jars
October 9 – Wii Gaming
October 16 – Slime Making
October 23 – Mug Cakes
October 30 – Zombie Dolls

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 5:00 PM Random Fandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Random Fandom

(4th-12th graders)

2nd Tuesday of the month, September 11, October 9, November 13, 5 pm

Are you a geek? Looking for something to do after school?  Join us for a geek-friendly program series that features your favorite fandom in pop culture (movies, books, gaming, and TV shows). Check the teen display area for clues to each month’s theme. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
people_graduate_female.png 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
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    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group 

2nd Tuesdays, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

This discussion group for all ages meets monthly to discuss nonfiction titles over drinks crafted by the baristas at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar. Copies of each title will be available at the Northwest Akron Branch Library a month prior to its discussion date. Attendees will be responsible for the purchase of their own drinks, but a purchase is not required. Nervous Dog Coffee Bar is located at 1530 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
med_bag.png 6:00 PM Hands-Only CPR and 'Stop the Bleed' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 9, 6 pm

The Mogadore Fire Department will be hosting a two-part class including Hands-Only CPR and "Stop the Bleed".

The classes should take less than 2 hours to complee.

For more information contact Chief John Cain at cainj@mogadorevillage.org

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you’re looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You’ll plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. Please call 330-643-9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
 
objects_money_coins_paper.png 6:30 PM Fall Financial Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Retirement Planning

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm

The workshop is ideal for pre-retirees looking for guidance on the complexities and pitfalls of retirement planning.  We discuss various types of retirement accounts, optimal savings rates, Social Security benefits, and how to construct an individualized retirement plan.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
people_children.png 6:30 PM Make Time for Play! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Time to unwind. Bring the kids in for some free play time.  We will have blocks, stackables, tunnels, tubes and more to explore and create with.

For all ages.

    Location: Green
 
objects_lightbulb.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn the differences among the various types of intellectual property, and how best to protect your creative work.

This class will meet in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

Class size is limited. Contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Understanding the Medicare Maze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join licensed insurance agent Sharon Honrath, of the KAZ Company, as she guides you to a better understanding of the Medicare maze.  Sharon will be explaining the difference between Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plans.

    Location: Norton
 
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    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 9– November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
Wednesday October 10, 2018 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 
A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We combine music, story, and play to engage our youngest learners.

Special Baby/Toddler Prom, Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 3 and their caregiver.  Dress your best and join us for dancing, crafts, photos, and fun!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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flags_usa.png 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:00 PM AARP Fraud Watch Network Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

AARP Fraud Watch Network

Wednesday, October 10, 1 pm

Terry Supancic of AARP will discuss AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Discover what you should never do on public WiFi, how, why and when to get a security freeze on your credit file, and other tips for protecting yourself from fraud and scams in the cyber world. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
objects_scissors.png 1:00 PM Craft Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve got a little bit of this and a little bit of that… put your imagination to the test and see what take-home projects you can create with a wide variety of materials!  Each month will feature a different theme to get you started.  Please register in advance.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Gaming @ Firestone Park Community Center

Wednesday afternoons, September 12, October 10, 1 pm

Join friends and neighbors at the Firestone Park Community Center and enjoy games of all kinds. If you are looking to play cards or board games with someone this program is for you. No registration required. Please join us!

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM [DEMO] Shutterfly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Shutterfly

Take a tour of Shutterfly and learn how to upload photos, create photo books, personalize photo cards & stationary. 

 

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Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer Training

No registration is required, however; you must have a ticket to be admitted to each hands-on class. Class size is limited to 15 participants.  Tickets will be passed out ½ hour prior to each class time.

Wednesday, October, 10, 2-3:30 pm Internet Part 2

Thursday, October, 11, 2-3:30 pm Email Basics -Gmail 

Monday, October 15, 6-7:30 pm Excel 1

Tuesday, October 16, 6-7:30 pm Excel 2

Thursday, October 18, 6-7:30 pm Excel 3

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

Learn how to make better use of search engine features for more successful Internet searching. Practice saving your favorite websites and printing Internet content. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

October 10            Board Games

October 17                  Wii Gaming

October 24                  Apptastic Afternoon

October 31            Puzzle-rific

November 7          Snap Circuits

November 14        Legomania

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
 
objects_pencil.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_cupcake.png 3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKIES & CONVERSATION

Talk about what’s going on your life, town, or the world. We’ll discuss philosophy, current events, or whatever is on the group’s mind. And don’t forget we will have cookies!

All ages welcome.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Make a YA Book Trailer for Teen Read Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

This two-part program will give you the opportunity to write a script about your favorite book and then record yourself performing that script for others to see.  All participants must have their parents sign a photo release form to be abele to participate in this program.  Questions?  Please see Ms. Aurora or call 330-434-8726 for details.  The recommended age for this program is 10-18. 

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
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objects_scissors.png 4:00 PM Bandana Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what to do with old bandanas? Visit us and create your very own DIY bandana bag! Bandanas and supplies will be provided. For grades K-5.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_knitting.png 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM NEW! Stitch Clique Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you love to knit or crochet or enjoy other fiber arts?  Then this group is for you!  Bring your work in progress and desire to share your knowledge with others.  Curious Newbies are welcome as well!  Come see what others are making and get help starting a project.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
symbols_numbers.png 6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club - Crayon Craze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Join our math club for grades K-2. Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Crayon Craze – October 10

We’re all crazy about crayons, but today we’re not going to use them for coloring or drawing. Instead we’re going to do colorful math to count, sort and size up the hottest crayon colors.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Choosing the Perfect College Major Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, October 10, 6 pm

This session will provide strategies and tips for the undecided student.

Topics will include exploring a major, researching career opportunities, related to a specific major, using general educaiton requirements.

Grades 6-12

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
food_meal.png 6:30 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes? Then join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share. Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes. Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun.

 
    Location: Green
 
objects_lightbulb.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

Are you a parent looking for more opportunities to talk with other adults? 

A senior seeking ways to keep your mind active and engaged?  

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

A person wanting to meet some of your neighbors in an informal, yet thoughtful setting?

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

An ongoing, regular discussion for patrons 16 and over - A place to discuss life with other adults – We explore questions we all ask ourselves in an open and friendly manner.

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday of each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome, age 16 and over.

Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday October 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 AM  -  7:30 AM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 6 – November 29, 10:15 am (no story time November 22)

Enjoy stories, movement, and song. Story time is early learning fun for young children to help develop the skills to succeed in school. Stay and play afterwards with toys and a chance for parents to chat.  Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

 

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly.png 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 11, 10:30 am

Ages birth - 3 1/2

Join Miss Kim for songs, stories, and group playtime with our library friends.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, September 6-November 15, 10:30am

(3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
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lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM Coffee & Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini

Title: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: A Novel, Author: Jennifer Chiaverini

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_writing_book.png 2:00 PM That's Entertainment! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 11, 2 pm

Join Kimberly Kenney, Curator of the McKinley Museum, as we explore the evolution of entertainment from colonial days to the 20th century.  What did our ancestors do for fun?

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer Training

No registration is required, however; you must have a ticket to be admitted to each hands-on class. Class size is limited to 15 participants.  Tickets will be passed out ½ hour prior to each class time.

Thursday, October, 11, 2-3:30 pm Email Basics -Gmail 

Monday, October 15, 6-7:30 pm Excel 1

Tuesday, October 16, 6-7:30 pm Excel 2

Thursday, October 18, 6-7:30 pm Excel 3

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Email Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Email

Learn how to use the basic features of an e-mail account to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues. Tips for printing messages will also be demonstrated. Learn how to attach files to outgoing messages and open incoming attachments. Organize your list of contacts using an Address Book. Learn how to create folders for filing messages. Experience using an e-mail account is required.

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Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Make Buttons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Button Maker

Use the button maker to create buttons or magnets to promote your business, a student athlete or band member, etc. We offer 2.25 or 3 inch buttons and magnets for $0.30 and $0.45 per item.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_reading.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Art Studio - October 11

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_hockey_ice.png 4:00 PM Live Size Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring your friends to play live-size Jenga and Air Hockey! For school-age kids and teens.

    Location: Kenmore
 
people_graduate_female.png 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Art @ the Speed of Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Art @ the Speed of Life

Second Thursday of the month, 6 pm

October 11 and November 8

Too busy to do art?  Let us plan the project and you can come and enjoy.  Join us for a variety of art and craft activities.  We will explore the entire spectrum of activities from paper arts to fine arts and everything in between.  Class size is limited. Ages 16 and up preferred.  Registration requested at 330-643-4770. Registration begins Monday, August 13.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Islam: Two Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Islam:  Two Perspectives

Thursday, October 11, 6 pm

Alizabeth Carmella and Farah Holozadah, officers of the Muslim Students Association at the University of Akron, will challenge misconceptions and stereotypes with the power of knowledge.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
objects_money_coins_paper.png 6:00 PM Smart Money Choices Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 11, 6 pm

Daisha Dancy from the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs will give a short seminar educating consumers on different budgeting styles, accessing credit score/report information, credit/debit card information, ways, to prevent identity theft and tips to spotting and stopping a financial scam.

    Location: Mogadore
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lib_book_open.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
objects_lightbulb.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron Inventors Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

This months meeting of the Akron Inventors Club will feature speaker Paul Etzler. Paul will talk about accounting for inventors. Keeping track of your financials is critical for inventors or small business owners for many reasons including attracting potential partners. He will talk about things such as general accounting, taxes and business valuation, showing what to focus on and how to avoid common pitfalls. You won't want to miss this unique opportunity!

Meetings of the Akron Inventor Club are free and open to all interested in invention and innovation. Doors open at 5:30pm for refreshments and networking and meeting begings at 6:00pm. The group meets in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the Richfield Crafters for this month’s unique craft program. There is limited space for these programs: please call or register at the front desk. Registration begins one month before the program date.

October 11 -  Adult Pumpkin Carving

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    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM Feeling the Urge to Purge? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Are you tired of looking at all the clutter surrounding you?  Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start?  Join professional organizer, Saundra Wright of Organized Wright LLC, for this presentation. Saundra will be dedicating the evening to answering your organizing questions along with sharing some of her favorite tips and products to help you reclaim your living spaces.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Instant Pot Cooking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Instant Pot Cooking

Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm

Join professional chef Tamara Mitchell from Dine-In Diva Personal Chef Service in this demonstration style class where you will learn basic techniques that will help you feel more comfortable using an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. No registration required. Please join us!

    Location: Firestone Park
 
med_bag.png 6:30 PM Medicare Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MEDICARE SEMINAR

Are you turning 65 or planning to retire?  Do you have questions about Medicare?  Have questions about changing your plan during Annual Enrollment?  Sharon Honroth discusses Medicare supplements, Advantage plans, and Part D prescription plans.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM Movies@Main - Solo: A Star Wars Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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The early years of Han Solo come to life in this fast-paced galactic adventure. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover. Rated PG-13. 135 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 6:30 PM The Vampire Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Mark Dawidziak, adjunct professor at Kent State University.  The Vampire Talk is a presentation about Count Dracula, the current vampire boom and the enduring appeal of the undead. Mr. Dawidziak is the author of such vampire-centric books as THE NIGHT STALKER COMPANION and THE BEDSIDE, BATHTUB & ARMCHAIR COMPANION TO DRACULA. He also teaches the Vampires on Film and Television course at Kent State University. Presentation includes items from author's personal collection (items from the crypt).

    Location: Green
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday October 12, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none.png 12:05 PM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none.png 12:30 PM ACT Practice Exam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Want to get the best score on your ACT exam? Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam at your Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library to prepare you for the real test.  Afterwards, you will receive personalized evaluation of your performance along with suggestions on ways you can improve your score.  Pizza will be provided.  Register at the library or by calling 330-666-4888.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Richfield Friday Knit and Sew Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit, needlepoint, sew, or crochet? If so, join our group on a Friday afternoon every month to work on your project and enjoy good conversation. Want to learn how to knit? Our experienced patrons will show you the ropes – or yarn. No need to register and materials will be provided.

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    Location: Richfield
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Seed Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Seed Art
Friday, October 12, 3 pm
Create a fun design, creative pattern, or beautiful collage using colored pumpkin seeds and popcorn kernels. 
The artistic possibilities are endless!
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none.png 4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Friends Preview Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends Preview Book Sale. Must be a member of the Friends of the Norton Branch Library.  Memberships available at the door. Proceeds benefit the branch.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_tree.png 6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM Late Night at the Library for Genealogists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Late Night at the Library for Genealogists

Join us in the Special Collections Division for our annual Late Night at the Library. The library will close at its normal time of 6 pm and re-open for genealogists only from 6:30-10:30 pm. Special Collections staff members and volunteers from the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will be available for research assistance. Representatives of the Cuyahoga Portage Chapter DAR and William Wetmore Chapter War of 1812 will provide consultation and membership information. A tour of the Special Collections Division and a mini “Getting Started in Family History” class will take place at 6:45.

Parking is free in the High & Market Street deck for those arriving after 6 pm. Refreshments will be provided, and all printing and copying charges will be waived.

Registration is not required, and all levels of genealogy expertise are welcome. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Late Night in the CL: Family Miniature Golf in the Library
Friday, October 12, 7-8:30 pm

Take a swing and par-tee in the Children’s Library after hours! All ages welcome. 

 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday October 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview

Shop early for the best selection! You must be a member of the Friends of the Library to attend. Friends memberships will be available for purchase at the door.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Preview Sale for Friends Members – NEW TIME Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, October 13, 9 am
Fall Book Sale Preview for Friends of the Library members. 
Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale from 9 – 10 am. 
Memberships will be available at the door.
Proceeds benefit the Portage Lakes Branch Library

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
objects_pencil.png 10:00 AM ACE Practice Test Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norsonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ACE PRACTICE TEST

Join us Saturday, October 13 at 10: 00 am for a free practice test Sylvan Learning Center is offering to prepare you for the real test. They are giving one-month of free tutoring to anyone who participates.

Please bring your own calculator, and be sure to register by October 10, spaces are limited.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book_sale.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Norton Branch Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Norton Branch Library Book Sale. Stop in for great bargains. Proceeds benefit the branch.  

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book_sale.png 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Public Book Sale on October 13.  The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library will have an all-day bag sale on Saturday for only $5 a bag. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
objects_lightbulb.png 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Have a great idea for an invention? Learn what a patent is, what it can do for you, and the hows and whys of searching for existing patents. You will learn how to do a preliminary patent search using the United States Patent & Trademark website.

This class will meet in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level across from the auditorium.

Class size is limited. Contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lego Open Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Bring your imagination and engineering skill. We will provide the Legos. For children kindergarten – 4th grade.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants.

Sensory Story Time includes a schedule board, a consistent program plan and sensory opportunities; such as, crafts, building and play.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_sale.png 10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Shop early for the best selection! Great deals on books, music, and movies for the entire family. Dealers welcome!

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Celebrate Sign Language! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Sign Language!

Saturday, October 13, 11 am

Join Miss Katie and a sign language teacher for a special story time that focuses on learning the basics of signing (ASL.) Great for early communication, fine motor skill development, and bonding with your child. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_tree.png 11:00 AM Pyrography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Demonstration and presentation given by woodworking expert, Chuck Poley.  

According to merriam-webster.com, pyrography is “the art or process of producing designs or pictures (as on wood or leather) by burning or scorching with hot instruments.”

    Location: Green
 
anim_dog.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The Second Saturday of each month (September 8, October 13, November 10), 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none.png 11:30 AM  -  3:30 PM StoryWalk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

The Fairlawn-Bath Library presents a StoryWalk at Bath Park’s “Fall into Nature” event located at the Bath Nature Preserve, 4160 Ira Rd.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
anim_dog.png 12:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 12:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, October 13, November 10, 12 pm

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read one of ours. Not reading yet? Our dog’s human pal will read to you. Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Jewelry Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Jewelry Making - Encircled Suede Bracelet

Saturday, October 13, 2 pm

This suede bracelet is embellished with rings to give it a pop of texture and design.

You will learn a simple weave as well as a crimping technique to finish the ends.

There will be several colors to choose from. This bracelet is easy and fun to make. Class size is limited. Registration requested at 330-643-4770. Registration begins Monday, August 13.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Jewelry Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Jewelry Making - Encircled Suede Bracelet

Saturday, October 13, 2 pm

This suede bracelet is embellished with rings to give it a pop of texture and design.

You will learn a simple weave as well as a crimping technique to finish the ends.

There will be several colors to choose from. This bracelet is easy and fun to make. Class size is limited. Registration requested at 330-643-4770. Registration begins Monday, August 13.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Teddy Bear's Picnic Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Teddy Bear’s Picnic concert in the Auditorium
Saturday, October 13, 2:00-2:30 pm

Presented by The Western Reserve Band. Pieces will include Peter and the Wolf with narrator;
Remember Me (from Coco); You’re A Grand Old Flag; and Teddy Bears’ Picnic March.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM African American Women Authors Series: Carmen Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us for a special visit with Carmen Williams, author of Fit Over It:  Discovering Ways to Live and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle.  Ms. Williams will help you discover ways to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  You'll learn how to broaden your awareness to become successful.  Ms. Williams provides strategies to help you win the battle.  She'll explain ways for you to envision purpose and clairty to your life.  Call 330643-4720 to register.  Free!

    Location: Odom
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anim_dog.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, October 13, November 10, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours!
Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you. 
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 14, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday October 15, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help people, this is the group for you. Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping organizations in our community. If you are new to crafting, we will be glad to get you started. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them. New members always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Baby and Me: Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in October at Hereford Park

For babies and their grown-ups. Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the Library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. *There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_dance.png 10:30 AM Yoga Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in October, 10:30 am

For 3 to 5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Silhouette Curio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Curio   

Color, etch, and/or cut out on various materials on our free Silhouette Curio - it's a crafter's dream!

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Word 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2016. Learn various editing features that allow you to effectively revise documents. Explore ways to quickly copy and move text. Practice prepating files using Word’s document templates to begin documents. Attendance at Basic Computer Skills is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
objects_pencil.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none.png 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you like to share techniques, ideas and suggestions?  All levels of expertise and all ages welcome.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none.png 5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Whether you want to work on cool projects or just need volunteer hours for school, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be.  Help plan Fairlawn-Bath Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too!  For grades 6-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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people_children.png 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for some stories, songs, and rhymes along with a short activity on a different theme each month.

October is More Peas Please

Registration is appreciated.

 
holiday_ghost.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Ghost Stories of the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Paul Goebbel returns to share with us first-person accounts of paranormal activities at Civil War sites. Many of the stories are probably only local legends and folklore, but a good ghost hunter knows that these types of tales can sometimes point them in the right direction, as many ghost legends…have a basis in fact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Branch Library.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer Training

No registration is required, however; you must have a ticket to be admitted to each hands-on class. Class size is limited to 15 participants.  Tickets will be passed out ½ hour prior to each class time.

Monday, October 15, 6-7:30 pm Excel 1

Tuesday, October 16, 6-7:30 pm Excel 2

Thursday, October 18, 6-7:30 pm Excel 3

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2013. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
ent_projector.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, snacks, and drinks!
 
October 15: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG)
    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_coffee.png 6:30 PM Coffee Roasting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Andrew Rome to learn about different coffees and how to roast them. A roasting demonstration and free samples will be available.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Meditation

Too much stress in your life? Want to spend a little quality time with yourself? Want to learn how meditation can work for you? This four week Meditation course offers an opportunity to practice and discuss several forms of meditation. We begin with a basic breathing meditation and add other practices each week. No previous meditation experience is necessary and all practices are offered in a non-religious manner -- all faith traditions (or none at all) are welcome. The sessions will be led by members of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local, non-religious, non-profit organization.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday October 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4-November 13, 10:30am

(0 to 3 year-olds with a caregiver)

Join Miss Katie in this new story time series for babies and toddlers! Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

We'll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, as we make new friends and create something to take home.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Story Time Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 16, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games, and crafts. 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 16 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
rec_martial_arts.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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lib_reading.png 11:00 AM Family Stories and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  No registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
people_dancers.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary,org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore various age-appropriate toys, blocks, cars, trucks and trains, dolls, puzzles and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_reading.png 12:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

October 16-The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Word 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

Make your document stand out! Explore the different ways to change how text looks. Learn how to change the style and effect of text. Discover additional formatting techniques that can be applied to document paragraphs. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Lounge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 16, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks, try new activities,

and play video games, in a place that is just for teens.

Grades 6-12

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Want to have a say in what goes on at your library?  Need volunteer hours?  Like to have fun?  Join the Teen Advisory Group.  We'll discuss upcoming plans, brainstorm ideas, and have a little fun.

    Location: Odom
 
food_coffeemaker.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Life (skills) Happens: College/Career/Job Searching - October 16

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:00 PM Open Draw and Chill Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come hang out with friends and draw. Snacks will be provided to those who stay and participate. For grades 6-12.

    Location: Kenmore
 
people_smiley.png 4:00 PM Tween Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Tuesday in October, 4:00 pm

Grades 4 to 6: Hang out, play, and make after school.

October 2 – Galaxy Jars
October 9 – Wii Gaming
October 16 – Slime Making
October 23 – Mug Cakes
October 30 – Zombie Dolls

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   Norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Our Paws for Reading dog is waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
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lib_reading.png 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen/Tween Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen/Tween Advisory Board

Third Tuesday of each month, 5-6 pm

Join our advisory board just for teens and tweens, ages 9-18. We will meet to brainstorm ideas and/or decorate the Teen/Tween Space. Come make your voice heard! Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Goodyear
 
people_graduate_female.png 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_yoga.png 6:00 PM Family Friendly Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Colleen Hohl for an hour of gentle stress relieving stretches and yoga poses.

Wear comfy clothes, bring a mat or towel and be ready to unwind.

Please register in advance beginning August 13. All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

Discover how to modify columns, rows, and format cells. Practice the different ways to duplicate, move, and edit data. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 6:30 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

Was the book or the movie better?  And why is it a classic anyway?  Find out as we discuss it over dessert.  Didn't like the book?  Sometimes it's even more fun to discuss that way.

For the month of October, we will discuss THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller.

 

    Location: Green
 
objects_money_coins_paper.png 6:30 PM Investment Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 16, 6 pm

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely market topics and potential solutions to help you stay on track.

Registration is requested; pleaes call 330.628.9228 to register.

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM Monsters Are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood's Golden Age Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Largely Literary Theater Company co-founders Sara Showman and Mark Dawidziak explore Hollywood's Golden Age of horror, with a special emphasis on the Universal films starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, as well as the genre's literary origins.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.  There also will be a book signing featuring many of Dawidziak's horror-centric titles.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM Teen Book Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

A different theme every month! Bring your favorite book to share and enjoy snacks and activities along with our book discussion.

October 16 Music

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_yoga.png 6:30 PM Wellness Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga. No mat is needed – stretches are done standing or in a chair. Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 minutes early so that class may begin on time.

This class is limited to twenty participants, and registration is strongly suggested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_paint_palette.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Picasso’s Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-4

Art studio meets children’s book club. Art supplies will be available for an unstructured art studio. While the children create, they will be encouraged to chat about the book they read or anything else on their mind. Copies of the books will be held behind the circulation desk for an easy checkout.

Month                                   Picture Book                                                                                   Chapter Book                                                            Animal Informational Book                           

September                           Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig                          Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly                       Giant Squid by Candace Fleming

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

October                                Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s                               A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck             Sea Otter Heroes: The predators that saved 

                                             Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick                                                                                                                             an ecosystem by Patricia Newman

 

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 PM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 16– November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   (330) 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
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Introduction to Project Budgets

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?  If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. We will discuss:

  • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses
  • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
  • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

Meeting Room 2AB.

Register by calling (216) 861-1933 extension 325.

For more information contact the Business and Government Division at (330) 643-9020.

    Location: Main Library
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people_babyface_light.png 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 
A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We combine music, story, and play to engage our youngest learners.

Special Baby/Toddler Prom, Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 3 and their caregiver.  Dress your best and join us for dancing, crafts, photos, and fun!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_knitting.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Lovers @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & Audio-Visual   330 643-9015   jhersh@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Or do you want to learn how? Join us every third Wednesday for Yarn Lovers @ the Library. We meet in the conveniently located Stray Dog Cafe at Main Library. Drop by for the entire two hours, or at any time between 12-2 pm. Bring your own lunch, or purchase at the Stray Dog Cafe. You're welcome to bring a current project to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

    Location: Main Library
 
flags_usa.png 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mystery Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mystery Book Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

October 17: THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly

November 21: THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Word 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

Discover how to use more useful tools to edit your documents like signature lines, creating a PDF, comments, tables, formulas to perform math functions, create charts, create a book format, and protect your document.  Attendance at MS Word, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

October 17                  Wii Gaming

October 24                  Apptastic Afternoon

October 31            Puzzle-rific

November 7          Snap Circuits

November 14        Legomania

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
 
objects_pencil.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will  range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
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    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

There's something for everyone at family game night! We have board games, cards, playdoh, toys for the tots, and maybe a craft or two. You can also feel free to bring in any of your favorites.

    Location: Kenmore
 
symbols_numbers.png 6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club - UFO Landing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Join our math club for grades K-2. Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

UFO Landing – October 17

Have you ever made a paper airplane? This week you’re going to build something even better; a giant flying 4-point Ninja Star. We’ll do the math not just to make them, but also to see how they fly compared to their tinier cousins.

 

    Location: Goodyear
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lib_book_open.png 6:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For October, we will discuss SATURDAY EVENING GIRLS CLUB by Jane Healey.

    Location: Green
 
objects_magnifying_glass.png 6:00 PM The Spirits Speak: An Oral Presentation and Display of Antique Spirit Artifacts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-9050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn the secrets behind the world of spirit mediums from the past, discover how fraudulent mediums used deception to swindle innocent believers and handle real artifacts used to deceive unfortunate victims in the 1920’s & 30’s.  Presented by Jim Kleefeld.  Please register in advance beginning September 26.  Ages 12 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
Thursday October 18, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 6 – November 29, 10:15 am (no story time November 22)

Enjoy stories, movement, and song. Story time is early learning fun for young children to help develop the skills to succeed in school. Stay and play afterwards with toys and a chance for parents to chat.  Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

 
anim_butterfly.png 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 18, 10:30 am

Ages birth - 3 1/2

Join Miss Kim for songs, stories, and group playtime with our library friends.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, September 6-November 15, 10:30am

(3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW! Learn to Play MahJong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

MahJong is a fun game of skill and luck enjoyed by millions of enthusiasts around the world.  All those interested in this fascinating game, both novice and seasoned players, are welcome.  The first date will be learning the history of the game, an overview of how it is played and then observe and play in practice games.  Players who have a MahJong game are asked to bring it. At the end of the session, you will learn how to obtain an official player’s card if wishing to continue.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Streaming TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Streaming TV: Or How to Turn Your “Dumb” TV Into a Smart TV [Demo]

Streaming TV refers to getting television and movies via the Internet. These services can replace – or add on to – your existing cable service. Come learn about some of the many streaming options available and see a demonstration of what a streaming TV setup looks like. Note: this is a demonstration and not a hands-on computer class.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Funky Foods Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Get in the Halloween spirit with these crazy foods! Ice cream tacos, Twinkie cake, edible ghosts, and edible teeth! Test your taste buds if you dare! Grades 4-12.

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_lego_logo.png 3:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 18, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation.

All supplies provided.

*On November 1, we'll be joined by a special guest, Snapology of Kent.

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_reading.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Reading Club - October 18

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none.png 3:45 PM After School Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
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objects_magnifying_glass.png 4:00 PM Live Size Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Scour the mansion for clues and find out "who done it" on our live-size Clue board! For school age kids and teens.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Afterschool Hangout Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Afterschool Hangout

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15, 4-6 pm

Looking for a place to chill after school? Hang out at the library! We’ve got snacks, movies, games, and cool crafts at our house.

Oct 18: Frankenanimals! Learn basic sewing techniques as we tear apart our old stuffed animals to make fabulous, scary, funny or just weird new creations.

Nov. 1: Electricity 101: Explore electricity with our squishy circuits and try an enlightening craft.

Nov. 15:  Thanksgiving 101: Learn how to make mini versions of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Be prepared to use a microwave, blender, mixer, and food processor to make delicious little versions of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Use your new skills to help out with Thanksgiving dinner this year, chef.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
objects_treasure_chest.png 5:30 PM Paige Palmer: Collectibles from a Local Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 18, 5:30 pm

Paige Palmer was well-known for her one-hour live television show in Cleveland and is considered the First Lady of Fitness and Fashion. In addition to being a television pioneer, she was a fashionista and international ambassador.

Jason Adams will revisit her life through items collected from her estate, including an assortment of textiles from abroad, detailed trinkets and colorful jewelry.

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Music Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

We are musical beings. It’s no wonder that research shows that music therapy
can not only heal the soul, but the mind and the body. Music therapy can decrease
pain associated with disease or injury, calm anxiety and stress, promote physical
rehabilitation, reduce muscle tension, provide emotional support and much more.

Curious to see if music therapy could help you? Join us for a free music therapy
experience that you can take with you into your daily life. Led by a music therapist
from the Groovy Garfoose, in Hudson, you may attend one or all of these sessions.
Please call the Science and Technology Division for registration.

    Location: Main Library
 
people_graduate_female.png 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tarot Card Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join William Richardson for an engaging night as he presents a short history of Tarot Cards, explains the anatomy of a Tarot deck, and, as time allows, offers brief readings to those interested. (Please sign-up for a reading upon arriving for the presentation).

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer Training

No registration is required, however; you must have a ticket to be admitted to each hands-on class. Class size is limited to 15 participants.  Tickets will be passed out ½ hour prior to each class time.

Thursday, October 18, 6-7:30 pm Excel 3

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 3: More on Formatting Cells and Worksheet Basics 

Learn how to format text and numbers in cells and learn the worksheet basics – setting print area, inserting headers/footers, page margins, etc. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 2 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
elect_multimedia.png 6:30 PM Coding Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

3rd Thursdays (September 20, October 18, November 15), 6:30 pm

Grades 2 to 6: Learn how to write code, design games, and more!

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM Movies@Main: The Three Stooges & Friends Spooktacular Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Join The Three Stooges, Joe McDoakes and The Little Rascals for a collection of spooky comedy shorts. 90 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_video_camera.png 7:00 PM Monsters Are Universal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MONSTERS ARE UNIVERSAL:  SILVER SCREAMS IN HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE

Sara Showman and Mark Dawidziak use lighthearted sketches, props and costume pieces to explore Hollywood's “golden age” of horror, with a special emphasis on the Universal Studios films starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, as well as the genre's literary origins, from Frankenstein and Dracula to The Invisible Man and The Phantom of the Opera. A monstrous good time that shows how famous film fiends became beloved characters.

The presentation includes a Q&A session. A book signing featuring many of Dawidziak's horror-centric titles will follow.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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Friday October 19, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_projector.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM No School Today Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
No School Today Movie Matinee
Friday, October 19, 1:30 pm
Kick back and relax on your day off from school while watching a family friendly movie!
For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and drinks.