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Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David G. McCullough    THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David G. McCullough

    Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_summertime NatureConnect DIY2Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY2Go Secret Seed Envelopes:

1. Pick up a mystery seed package,

2. Take home and plant,

3. Send pictures of your seed sprout to portagelakes@akronlibrary.org

4.  Let us decorate our windows with your photos!  

Visit, explore and enjoy our NatureConnect area. Be a Nature Detective and use our binoculars and observation notebooks to sketch and record what you discover.  

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
rec_yoga 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_teddybear_reading 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
 
misc_twodancers 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
 
misc_none 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: Richfield
 
anim_dog1 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
   

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 needed.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

We will not meet if school is not in session.

    Location: Odom
 
rec_knitting 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, May 23, 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   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_scissors 4:00 PM Spring Fashion Wars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Get ready to walk the fashion runway with your very own fashion creation. Everyone will get a small cardboard mannequin to create their own couture! There will be judging for prizes at the end of the program. You must be ON TIME to participate. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
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misc_new_blue 4:00 PM Teen Mini Makerspace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

STYROFOAM

Come and explore with Styrofoam.

This program is held one Tuesday each month at 4pm.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

TAB-Meeting

The Norton Branch Library needs 6th-12th graders!

Join the Teen Advisory Board.

Help the library choose materials for teens.

Plan programs.  Earn volunteer hours.  Have fun!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northbranch@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_sound 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Are you a music lover?  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. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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 in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM Cashing Out Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

CASHING OUT:  YOUR GUIDE TO MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS

This program is designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities small business oweners face as they plan for retirement.  Business owners within 10 years of retirement will find this program especially useful.  Presented by Paul Bernier, Retirement Planning Specialist.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_summertime 6:30 PM Summer Reading Student Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen

Interested in helping out at the library this summer? Start here!

 
    Location: Green
 
med_red_cross 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Navigating the Medicare Maze by Sharon Honroth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you turning 65 or coming off a company plan? Just confused about the different parts of Medicare what is covered and what isn’t? Don’t navigate the Medicare maze alone! Sharon Honroth will explain Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplements and Part D Prescription Plans at this educational seminar.

Please call 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

    Location: Highland Square
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

An active 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.

    Location: Main Library
 
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, crafts and more!

 Registration begins Monday, April 17.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_pencil 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   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
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
 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM NBA2K17 Video Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades 6-12

Bring the Cavs some good luck for another championship! Are you ALL IN?

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BEADED FIREFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES

Program is held one Wednesday of each month at 4pm.

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Email 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

E-mail Basics, Part 1: Read, Respond, Write, and Print

Learn how to use the basic features of an e-mail account by using the Yahoo! e-mail service to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues. Tips for printing messages will also be demonstrated.  Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Richfield
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us once a month to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Each session will feature experiments and activities for all ages.  No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_familytree 6:30 PM Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

This class focuses on the types of genealogical information and sources researchers encounter, what to expect when working with U.S. vital records and obituaries, and basic strategies for finding these records. As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.  

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga 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 incorprate 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.  

This class is limited to twenty participants and registration is strongly suggested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Mystery Book Lovers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES by M. J. Rose

Title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, Author: M. J. Rose

Discuss and explore the mystery and thriller genres with our Mystery Lovers Group.  We welcome and encourage adult readers to join our ongoing book discussions.  We read an eclectic range of mystery titles, plus suspense, some true crime, and thrillers.

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

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

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

Stories and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Ohio Risk Assessment System Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   
   

The Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS), is an evidence based practice. An evidence based practice is the knowledge and research developed around methods and tools which reduce recidivism (returning to incarceration). The ORAS tools can be used in the following ways: at pretrial; before or while on community supervision; at prison intake; and preparation to reentry just prior to release from prison. The following seminar will provided additional information about this useful system. Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Needle crafting @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get in the Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 3 through 8. Think you've got mad video skills? Test your gaming talents against other players and "Get in the Game!" All games have a rating of E-T.

    Location: North Hill
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food_pizza 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Bites Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy pizza while discussing our monthly book pick.

Books will be available for pickup 4 weeks prior to each session.

GHOST by Jason Reynolds

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Escape Room Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Escape Room Challenge: May 25, 3:30pm

Bring your friends to try and solve the puzzles to escape the mystery room. Groups of 8 will be sent in to try and solve the puzzles in 30 minutes in order to escape. Because of the nature of this program, registration is requested. Sign up with your own group or join in and make some new friends. The recommend 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   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM School-Age STEAM (Grades K to 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

School-Age STEAM (Grades K to 5)

4th Thursdays, March 23, April 27, May 25, 4 pm

Join us once a month to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with fun experiments and activities!

 

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

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

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

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly. Check out our white board and digital sign for information. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics & Coding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, March 23, April 13, May 25, 4 pm
Grades K-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
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northbranch@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_chefshat 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, May 25, 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 a 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 recipes, and join the
group to discuss your successes and mishaps. Snacks will be served at this program.
Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Theme: Mexican Fiesta Foods

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

This one-act presentation featuring Largely Literary Theater Company co-founders Mark Dawidziak and Sara Showman is based on Dawidziak's recently published book of the same title. A tribute to the enduring storytelling power of The Twilight Zone, the book features 50 life lessons drawn from classic episodes of Rod Serling's beloved anthology series. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Email 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

E-mail Basics, Part 2: Message Management

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 or attendance at E-mail Basics, Part 1 is required. Yahoo! Mail will be demonstrated in class.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Richfield
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Moana Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The daughter of the leader of an ancient Polynesian tribe sets sail in search of a fabled demigod in the hope of saving her people. Spectacular fantasy starring the voices of Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. Rated PG. 107 min

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

CAIRO CODE: A THRILLER by Glen Meade

HIDDEN CHILD by Camilla Lackberg

SECRET OF RAVEN POINT by Jennifer Vanderbes

How far will each character go trying to find answers to bizarre events as they try to protect not only a loved one but themselves during WWII.

Read one, read all, your choice!

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting Started in Oral Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you’re compiling your family history or researching a local history topic, oral histories can be a wonderful addition to the names and dates you find in written records. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division for an overview of how to prepare for and record interviews and what to do with the recordings you make. An overview of genealogy and local history sources available at the library will be included.

SPACE IS LIMITED - PLEASE REGISTER AT THE FRONT DESK

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_bookpurple 6:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us to discuss a diverse selection of titles. New members are always welcome. Stop by to visit us at the Higland Square Branch library to see what book we are reading next.

    Location: Highland Square
Friday May 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Summer Reading Volunteer Orientation Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We are looking for teens ages 12-18 to assist with the Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program.  Opportunities run from June 5- July 31.  Minimum 2 hours per week requested.  Please attend one of the sessions above for registration and more information.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Make it take it Crafts the 4th Saturday each month.  Pick up a craft all day while supplies last.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Butterfly Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Butterfly Story Time

Saturday, May 27, 11 am

Join us to learn all about the butterfly life cycle with stories, games, crafts, and a sneak peek of our real-life caterpillars! Families of all ages are welcome. Registration requested.

For all ages

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry Success Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   
   

In the following reentry success stories, goals are reached, accomplishments are made, and dreams come true despite setbacks, wrong turns, and failures. Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Snuggle up and read to a furry friend. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Anime Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Choose which anime we watch, make candy sushi, and create anime-related art for our bulletin board.

    Location: Ellet
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun Drive-Thru Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

May I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER by Lois Duncan

    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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  -  11:30 AM Garden Planting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrayr.org
   

Garden Planting Day
Tuesday, May 30 10:30-11:30 am
Come ready to get dirty! Today is the day we will plant our library garden, and youngsters will also plant something to take home.

    Location: Richfield
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lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
misc_twodancers 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
 
misc_kidsreading 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

We will not meet if school is not in session.

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

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northbranch@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
 
nat_poppy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Creative Container Gardening with Cathy Morgan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn the secrets to container gardening success with Cathy Morgan, aka the "Gardener Librarian." Release your inner designer and create a fabulous floral container garden of your very own. All supplies will be provided by the library.

Please call 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Summer Reading Volunteer Orientation Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We are looking for teens ages 12-18 to assist with the Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program.  Opportunities run from June 5- July 31.  Minimum 2 hours per week requested.  Please attend one of the sessions above for registration and more information.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

An active 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.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Memory Cafe: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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, crafts and more!

 Registration begins Monday, April 17.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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rec_games 3:30 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, May 31, 3:30 pm

Stop in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll have both board and card games provided. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play with your library friends!
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Firestone Park Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

This book club is for everyone in the Firestone Park community who is 18 and up.  Join your neighbors as we discuss: BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK by Ben Fountain

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: Portage Lakes
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 6:30 PM Devil’s Triangle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
Presented by Ernie Stadvec, he will discuss his flight through the Bermuda Triangle during which he lost all radio contact and electronics.  Numerous theories will be discussed about this phenomenon in this region of the world.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_bookman 6:30 PM Oddball Ohio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Adult Program - Oddball Ohio

Bill Brauning presents a look at the interesting and quirky places and things in Ohio that are off the beaten path.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_yoga 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 incorprate 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.  

This class is limited to twenty participants and registration is strongly suggested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No meetings, no deadlines, just good books! Pick up new selections each month. Discussion questions, read-alike lists and author information included with each book. 

June- DROWNING RUTH by Christina Schwarz

    Location: Firestone Park
Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George   June THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George    

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

For children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

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

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

For children 2-3 years old, with two-year olds accompanied by a  parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

June title - THE DEAD KEY by D. M. Pulley

Image result for the dead keyStop by the front desk and pick up this month’s title. No Pressure – No Discussion. Just read and enjoy and tell us how you liked it. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

For children 3-5 years old, not yet in Kindergarten. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Adult Play Day: Puzzles, Coloring and Coffee. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Also, try your hand at our new puzzles and brain teasers for adults! Coloring pages designed especially for adults. Colored pencils and refreshments will be provided. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Test your gaming skills with friends.  Games will be announced weekly.  Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northbranch@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
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Based on the book by J.K. Rowling. The adventures of Newt Scamander and an array of magical creatures in New York’s secret community of wizards. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler and Colin Farrell. Rated PG-13. 133 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: Portage Lakes
 
rec_puzzle_piece 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?  Ready for a challenge?  Join us once a month as we work together to complete new puzzles with friends.  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 Library   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.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM Plan for Your Stuff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PLAN FOR YOUR STUFF

We all have stuff, and some of us have lots of stuff!  At some point, we (or our families) will have to deal with our stuff.  This can be a big and emotionally challenging job.  Andrew Richmond discusses why you need to plan for your stuff, helpful planning tips, when to get an appraisal, ways of selling your personal property, and how to prepare yourself mentally.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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Friday June 2, 2017 Go To Top
office_stamp.GIF 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 Day

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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Richfield Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Used and gently used books, magazines, and cd's for great prices. 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_clock_alarm 2:00 PM Memory Fitness Matters: What You Need To Know Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

If you are experiencing memory frustrations, it is important to understand what might interfere with your ability to remember. Learn the impact of attitude, paying attention, lifestyle choices and stress as well as the changes in memory that come with normal aging.  Presented by Kathryn Kilpatrick M.A. CCC/SLP, a geriatric life enhancement consultant, a memory fitness specialist and a national motivational speaker with more than 40 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, primarily in the area of home health care.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 1-3 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 1-3 Practical Application

Practical application of the skills you’ve learned in class.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM North Hill Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview

The early bird gets the best selection and great deals!  You must be a Friend of the Library to attend.  Friends' memberships will be available for purchase at the door.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of Odom Branch Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-843-4726   
   

Come and browse our wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines. 

    Location: Odom
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Geeks Who Game @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tabletop gamers unite! Millennials, young professionals, and those who want to find games for your next get-together, let your inner geek out and join us to discover new, and revisit some favorite, tabletop games.

No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Richfield Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Used and gently used books, magazines, and cd's for great prices. 

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

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

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@arkonlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820

Tracing ancestors before 1820 can be extremely difficult due to a lack of documentation and limited accessibility of surviving records. Focusing on European immigrants to the eastern seaboard, a librarian from the Special Collections Division will provide an overview of strategies and sources commonly used in researching early immigrants. Please note: This genealogy class is geared toward those with intermediate research skills. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

This class will take place in Computer Lab 2 on the First Floor of Main Library.

To register, please call or email the Special Collections Division.

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

North Hill Friends of the Library Book Sale 

Shop early for the best selection and great deals for everyone in the family.  Get your summer beach reads here!  Dealers are welcome.

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_stage1 11:00 AM Crooked River Comedy Improv Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Fast, funny and deliriously attractive, The Crooked River Comedy Ensemble is Northeast Ohio’s premier improv troupe. These skillful storytellers create fresh, original performances based on ideas from you, the audience. The Crooked River Comedy Ensemble features Deena Nyer Mendlowitz, Patrick French and James Catullo, as well as a rotating list of the best and brightest comedic minds around.  

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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

Stories and activities for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_masks_bw 11:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Summit StageFest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Summit StageFest is a one-day, free, outdoor theater festival featuring live, simultaneous performances on five stages located in Highland Square. The festival will also have street performers, art, craft and food vendors and children's activities. Twelve local community theaters are collaborating in the festival. Check in at the library for related activities.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_wizard_hat 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Potter Faire: Harry Potter 20 Year Anniversary Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patty Marsh, Downtown Services Manager     pmarsh@akronlibrary.org
   

Come for the Harry Potter 20 Year Anniversary Party, Saturday, June 3, from 1-4
And Get a Running Start on Mind, Body & Sole by signing up for the summer reading program.
All ages invited.

Get sorted into your house, and pick up a Marauder's Map to find your way through a Hogwarts scavenger hunt. Attend Charms Class and Defense Against the Dark Arts and put a boggart back where it belongs. Visit the Daily Prophet and the Quibbler for a photo shoot. 

Visit Transfiguration Class to register for the costume contest which will take place at 3:30. 

Staff from the Akron Global Polymer Academy will be teaching Potions class where sports drinks will change colors before your eyes.  There will also be an exhibition of Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, which was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Head to Hogsmeade for balloon tying, face painting, and food purchased from the Stray Dog Café. Then practice your Quidditch skills, and stop at the Common Room to watch a movie or take your
O. W. L. S.

Before you go stop at the Hogwart’s Library to sign up for Mind, Body and Soul, the summer reading program for all ages.   And remember to put the tokens you earned in the House Cups.  The winner will be announced after the costume contest.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden Planting Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Gardening Series

Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden Planting Day

Saturday, June 3, 2 pm

All ages are welcome to help us plant a butterfly and hummingbird container garden. We’ll also share garden-themed activities and crafts.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Scientific Illustration with Dr. Christopher Sheil Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Dr. Christopher Sheil worked as a Scientific Illustrator for the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, at the University of Kansas, and has worked as a free-lance illustrator for over 2 decades."  In this 2-hour workshop, he will present a summary of some of the media and techniques that work well for presenting biological material commonly observed by naturalists.  If you want to try your hand at making illustrations of animals and plants commonly seen on nature walks or in your garden, you'll love this workshop.  Previous instruction in art is not required.  We will meet at the Martin Center for Field Studies & Environmental Education at 4240 Ira Road, Akron, 44333.  For more information or to register call the Fairlawn Bath Library at 330-666-4888

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dig in…at the Maple Valley Branch Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Dig in…at the Maple Valley Branch Library!
Saturday, June 3, 2 pm
Join us for a fun and messy afternoon of digging in the dirt as we plant beautiful flowers outside the library.
Gardening tools and gloves will be provided.
Please be sure to wear older clothes as we will be getting dirty.
Fun for families with children of all ages! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_runner.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get a Running Start on Mind, Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture AV   330.643.9015   
   

Get a Running Start on Mind, Body & Sole

Sign up for the summer reading program, and start reading to win prizes this summer.

All ages invited to sign up at the Culture AV Desk.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_wizard_hat 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Potter Faire Costume Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patty Marsh, Downtown Services Manager     pmarsh@akronlibrary.org
   

Potter Faire Costume Contest

Sign up for the costume contest at the Transfiguration Class table outside the Auditorium to be included in the contest.
Enjoy the costumes on stage in the Auditorium starting at 3:30.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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lib_teddybear_reading 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

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do these activities on your own at the library. They will each be available for two weeks. Bring them to the desk for a small reward.

Ball of String – June 5 Bring in some pieces of string to add to our ball.  How big do you think it will be?

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you!  Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping agencies in our community.  Are you new to crafting?  We will be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make god use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Dress for possible messy play experiences.

    Location: Highland Square
Monday June 5, 2017 -  Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Help Create a Community Sculpture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Help create a community sculpture! For each book read, you will get a lego piece to add to our library sculpture! Let's see how big we can make it together!

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Help Us to Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Help us to Build a Better World by bringing a nonperishable food item to the library during June and July. We will donate all items to the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. The Super Six most needed items are boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup.

    Location: Ellet
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
rec_baseballglove 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Meet and Greet Webster Event! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Register for Mind, Body & sole and meet fan favorite, Webster, the Akron Rubberducks mascot.

Take a photo to make a Summer 2017 memory!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 4: Introduction to Formulas & Excel Functions

Let Excel do the math for you!  Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets and learn how Excel Functions work.  Learn how to maximize your data with these helpful tools. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Portage Lakes
 
eth_dreidel 6:30 PM Racing Through the Holy Land: 9,000 Years in 9 Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Racing Through the Holy Land:  9,000 Years in 9 Days

Pictures and presentation by Karen Sue Eckart.  Many things about her trip to Israel surprised Ms. Eckart. (like how lush and green the northern part of the country is). If you are curious at all about modern day Israel and its Biblical history, come take a trip with Ms. Eckart. At each stop, we will talk about the Biblical context, history and archaeology. She will also share the things their Jewish guide told them about modern day Israel.

Monday, June 5, 6:30 pm  

Down to the Dead Sea - Part 1:  Starting at the uppermost boundary of Israel, we will work our way down the country to the Dead Sea. Stops include the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus spent most of His ministry. We will also visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Then onto Masada, the last Jewish stronghold against the Romans. And from there, into the Dead Sea. Many other stops are included.

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM B4 Bed + Stories for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Have you always wanted to start a good story only to realize you don't have the time? Or maybe you want to feel just like a kid again and have a good story read to you? Let your imagination wander as you join Storyteller Kyle Jozsa from Wandering Aesthetics as he shares a series of short stories - radio play style - for adults only. B4 BED: STORIES FOR ADULTS is all about that return trip to childhood. So sit back, relax and get away from the everyday as we read you enthralling episodes from modern and classic writers alike. *Participants should feel free to bring their sewing, knitting or crocheting projects, coloring books or other handheld fidget toys to enjoy as Kyle weaves these tales. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126 or stopping by to visit us at the Firestone Park Branch Library.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion

We will be discussing MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante.  Books are available for check out at our service desk one month prior to the discussion.  New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_earth 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

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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misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books, prop stories and movement activities to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day!

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 6, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to Rocky, our special doggie visitor. Bring a book from home, or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dog's owner will read with you!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_twodancers 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
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Color It So Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the craze that has grown-ups acting like kids again. Spend a relaxing time coloring with us. We'll provide coloring sheets designed specifically for adults, plus colored pencils and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM MBS Kick-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us at our MBS Kick-off for some outside games to help get our minds, bodies & soles ready for summer fun!

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_bingo 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BINGO!

It's a game of BINGO!  Who will be our lucky winners?

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Kindness Rocks

Kindness rocks and so do you! 

Help us to inspire others by designing and decorating a rock masterpiece to take with you or to decorate our Library Reading Garden. 

All supplies provided and registration is not neccessary. 

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Tealight Lantern/Notebook Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 4-12. Create a fun lantern to use indoors or outdoors and decorate notebooks. Registration is requested.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northbranch@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
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Writers Club

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

 
    Location: Green
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elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 5: Sorting, Filtering Data, Creating Custom Lists and More 

Experience the more advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to sort and filter your data and create customized list for your workbooks. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 4 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 pm

Hotel Paradise by Martha Grimes

Hotel Paradise

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
office_lightbulb 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.

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

An active 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.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 7  Magician David Anthony

    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_ice cream cone 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Special Time: Wednesday, June 7, 12:30-2 pm

Calling all ages! Build a Better World and start off your summer right by visiting the
Mogadore Branch Library and registering for Mind, Body, and Sole, our summer reading program. 
Socialize with friends, neighbors, and library lovers while enjoying some ice cream. 
We will also have a special visit from Elephant and Piggie, as well as Webster, mascot for the Akron Rubber Ducks!
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Coffee and Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Stop the world and embrace your inner child! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as coloring utensils and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 7  Magician David Anthony

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a discussion of The Martian a 2011 debut science fiction novel by Andy Weir.

Light refreshments provided.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind Body and Sole Kick Off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body and Sole Kicks off with Root Beer Floats and Music in the garden
Wednesday, June 7, 1-3 pm
Join us in the garden for Summer Reading Club sign up and refreshing a root beer float.
Bring a picnic blanket and settle in with your float and enjoy the performance by Up River Music as they dazzle us with the sounds of Appalachia. 
Music performance will take place from 1:30-2:30 pm. Refreshments generously provided by the Friends of the Richfield Branch Library.
 

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

Join us for a discussion of STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk.

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    Location: Richfield
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
food_ice cream cone 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Ice Cream Social! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop in for the annual Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Friends of North Hill Branch Library. Everyone is invited to enjoy a small sundae, then sign up for our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program. Plan a visit with one of our Rubber Duck's mascots, including a fun photo opportunity.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_balloons 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Building Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Building Challenge

Challenge yourself to make a tall newspaper tower, a strong paper bridge and a large toothpick structure.  Join us for an evening of engineering and building.

Registration appreciated

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 6: Charts & Advanced Custom Tools for Worksheets

Experience the more advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to draw a chart for your data, how to track changes, and finalize your workbook. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 4&5 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Portage Lakes
 
med_bag2 6:30 PM Medicare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

New to Medicare, turning 65, or on Medicare but confused about your options? Don Ebner and Ed Nowlan from Sherpa Insurance in Green will be presenting this educational forum on Medicare 101. Let these insurance "Sherpas" guide you through the basics of Medicare, so you understand your options and avoid costly pitfalls. This is an Educational event only, not a sales situation.

Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Green
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 pm

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM Wellness Yoga: Yoga off the Mat 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 incorprate 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.  

This class is limited to twenty participants and registration is strongly suggested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
z_cust_libgraphic 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Belly Dance for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Belly dancing has a rich history within the Arabic culture and this fun program is designed to get people involved in a traditional style of dance. Please Join Professor Alia Almashni as she enriches the audience with the history of belly dancing. Participants will be provided hip scarves while learning basic moves of the art.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_ice cream cone 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mind, Body, Sole Summer Reading Kickoff Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for an ice cream social, register for our summer reading program, and meet Webster, the Rubber Ducks mascot!

    Location: Firestone Park
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

For children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
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anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 8, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Kickoff!  

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Register for our Summer Reading Program, enjoy a frozen treat, visit with the Rubber Duck Mascot and decorate our reading garden with amazing chalk artwork and crafts.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

For children 2-3 years old, with two-year olds accompanied by a  parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

For children 3-5 years old, not yet in Kindergarten. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_puzzle_piece 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Puzzle Pizzazz Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Second Thursday of each month, 12:30-2 pm

Do you like solving puzzles? If you like word searches, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, brain-teasers, logic puzzles, etc. then stop on in. We will have a variety of puzzles on hand, or feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be served. No registration necessary.

    Location: Goodyear
 
anim_monkey2 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Outback Ray

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to the first 110 people.

 

    Location: Tallmadge
 
anim_turtle 1:00 PM Realm of the Reptile Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Marissa Dubina will be bringing all of her favorite reptile friends for your viewing pleasure.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM STEM@Sylvan: Building Bridges Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Come join Sylvan of Fairlawn as we explore, build, design, and test bridges! You'll learn fascinating concepts in science, math, and structure all while discovering more about the roles of architects & engineers in our cities.

For Grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
food_coffeecup 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Learn new techniques and the joy of adult coloring. This program is great for any skill level. Come and share in the fun. 

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, June 8, 1 pm
Come and join the Richfield Library and Richfield Village Parks and Recreation for a fun scavenger hunt along the Carter/Pedigo Trail. We will begin at 1:00 at the trail head. Please remember to were your bug spray and dress for the outdoors
 

    Location: Richfield
 
food_ice cream cone 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
June 8: Ice Cream Social
Join us for crafts, games, and more as you explore your creativity and cool off with a sweet ice cream treat. We’ll also have a visit from Elephant and Piggie! Don’t forget to bring your cameras.
June 15: Jungle Bob’s Animal Show
June 22: Magician Rick Smith, Jr
June 29: The Hilarious Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-Off Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Thursday, June 8, 2 pm

Get into the summer spirit by registering for Mind, Body & Sole at our annual kick-off event. Ice cream sundaes included!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

DYE CLOTH WITH PLANTS

We are going to dye cloth with plants like dandelions, onions and nuts.  What colors do you think we'll get?

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested. 

Register for a fifteen-minute mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and enjoyable.

Beginner -&Intermediate- Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_stage1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Peace Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Storyteller Lindsay Bonilla presents an interactive play called Peace Builders.  Your children will get to be in the play!

    Location: Norton
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Test your gaming skills with friends.  Games will be announced weekly.  Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northbranch@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 Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness: Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness Series

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

Instructors from Build a Body Personal Training will teach these all-levels classes. Beginners are welcome!

Thursday, June 8, 6 pm

Yoga

Please bring a mat, water bottle and towel.

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
eth_africa 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front 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
 
office_lightbulb 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 month's meeting of the Akron Inventors Club will feature registered Patent Agent Dwight "Derry" A. Stauffer.  Derry will present "The Case of the Expensive Worthless Patent How to Make Sure You Get Real Protection of Your Invention". He will show how two patents issued for the same item with different claims, one strong and one weak can dramatically effect your road to invention success or failure. Derry has been a patent agent since 2001 after 27 years of practical experience as an engineer for major lighting companies. His expertise has benefited independent inventors, small businesses, major corporations and NASA. Don't miss this unique presentation!

Meetings of the Akron Inventors Club are free and open to all with an interest in invention and innovation. Doors open at 5:30pm for refreshments and networking and meeting begins at 6:00pm. The group meets in Meeting Room 2AB on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4-6 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 4-6 Practical Application

Practical application of the skills you’ve learned in class.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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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rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM Jar Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Join us to up-cycle ordinary glass jars into stylish storage containers.

Registration begins Monday, May 22.

 
    Location: Green
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  7:40 PM Movies@Main: The Mummy's Hand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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A group of archeologists search for the lost tomb of an Egyptian princess. Big mistake! Starring Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford and George Zucco. 67 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
food_coffee 7:00 PM Coffee Roasting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COFFEE ROASTING

James Rome teaches how to roast your own coffee beans at home, featuring a demonstration and samples.  It is simple to learn, saves money, and makes better coffee.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Summer Movies - Build a Better Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd. Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Friday afternoon movie that uplifts and inspires building a better mind.  Movies for Adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

June 9 LIFE OF PI

June 23 HE NAMED ME MALALA

July 7 THE HUNDRED- FOOT JOURNEY

July 21 HIDDEN FIGURES

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friday Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

On the Waterfront with Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

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    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Friday, June 9, 4 pm

Calling all teens 13 and up.  Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity for the summer?  Join us as a Mind, Body & Sole summer reading volunteer.  Attendance is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer at Northwest Akron Branch Library this summer.  Pick up an application at the desk or call Teen Librarian Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 for more information

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_saxaphone 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Rockin' the Stacks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for our first ever a-cappella performance! Nuance is The University of Akron’s premier all-male a-cappella group. They will be performing a wide range of repertoire, ranging from popular hits, boyband favorites, classic oldies, hip-hop mashups, and power ballads. Refreshments, including mocktails, will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library. No tickets or reservations are required for this adult after-hours Library event. Just come on in and enjoy the show.

    Location: Goodyear
Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 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 11:00 AM Family Science Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Science Saturday

Saturday, June 10, 11 am

Stop in between 11 am and 1 pm to work together on some hands-on science activities. All ages are welcome, but the activities will be geared toward those ages 4 and up.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Share a book with a certified therapy dog!

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Like to create fun projects? Join the fun as each month we have new art experiences to try! Preschool through grade 4 recommended. Finished with your masterpieces? Stay to visit with and read to the dogs of Tails & Tales at 2 pm.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM Tails & Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Visit with our furr-iest friends and practice your reading skills! These gentle friends just love to hear great stories! Children not yet reading are welcome to share a favorite picture book. All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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food_teapot.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Wonders of Tea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

This is your opportunity to explore the wonders of tea. Liksha Hoskins will present an informative program about the benefits of drinking tea, will also provide a variety of teas for tasting. Please call the branch to register.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Healthy Cooking and Eating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Abraham Nabors, Director of Education & Standards of Mustard Seed Market will host a presentation about practical tips to incorporate into a healthy lifestyle. The program will also include a cooking demonstration. Food samples and other products will from The Mustard Seed will be available. Please register for this program at the front desk. Space is limited

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up)

Saturdays, June 10, July 8, August 12, 2:30 pm

Join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server! No account is necessary. Space is limited, registration requested.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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 matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday June 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you!  Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping agencies in our community.  Are you new to crafting?  We will be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make god use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Dress for possible messy play experiences.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Join Outback Ray as he shows us his amazing animals.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 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. 

 

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

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm

June 12:  EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, 1 pm

Large groups please schedule ahead with the teen librarian to make a reservation for all movies due to limited space.

MOANA (PG) (113 minutes) - June 12

Young navigator Moana, the daughter of a Polynesian chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

FLIGHT OF DREAMS by Ariel Lawhorn

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_kids 2:00 PM Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

See the Bubble Lady and bubbles beyond your imagination. You will not believe your eyes when you see a person inside of a bubble!

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO-licious Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
June 12 & 19, July 10 & 17, August 14 & 21, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office 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 2013.

Learn various editing features that allow you to effectively revise documents. Explore ways to quickly copy and move text. Practice preparing files using Word's document templates to begin documents. Attendance at Microsoft Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

Paws is the second Monday of every month.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_paintpalette 6:00 PM Doodle Me a Sun Catcher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Create sun catchers with jar lids and personalized doodling.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_paintbucket 6:00 PM Messy Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

FLY SWATTER PAINTING

Join us for some messy fun!  Program is held one Monday each month at 6pm for families!  Don't forget to wear some old clothes, you may get messy!

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlecrafting @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new. No registration required – just come on in and use our space. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 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 just 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? Join us as we eat, drink and share.   No one has to read the same book.  It's basically one big book report meeting and no books are off limit. Classics, Self-help, Biographies, Cozy Mysteries, Travel, Sci-Fi, anything goes!

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club

2nd Mondays, June 12, July 10, August 14, 6:30 pm

Drop in on the 2nd Monday of each month to build and show off your creations! LEGOs will be provided. No registration is necessary.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
eth_dreidel 6:30 PM Racing Through the Holy Land: 9,000 Years in 9 Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Racing Through the Holy Land:  9,000 Years in 9 Days

Pictures and presentation by Karen Sue Eckart.  Many things about her trip to Israel surprised Ms. Eckart. (like how lush and green the northern part of the country is). If you are curious at all about modern day Israel and its Biblical history, come take a trip with Ms. Eckart. At each stop, we will talk about the Biblical context, history and archaeology. She will also share the things their Jewish guide told them about modern day Israel.

Monday, June 12, 6:30 pm

Up to Jerusalem - Part 2:  There are many interesting sites between the Dead Sea and Jerusalem and we will stop at a few of them. Within a short distance from Jerusalem lies Bethlehem and Herodium (where King Herod the Great is buried). In Jerusalem, we will see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and other sites. There are many museums in Jerusalem and we will visit 2, the Israel Museum (Dead Sea Scrolls are here) and Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Museum.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mosaic Glass Pictures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mosaic Glass Pictures with Leona Bowser

Leona Bowser will teach you how to make a beautiful, summer themed, glass on glass mosaic picture. Limited to 20 participants. Please call the branch to register beginning Monday, June 5.

    Location: North Hill
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misc_earth 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
Tuesday June 13, 2017 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   
   

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, books, and bounces followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

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
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books, prop stories and movement activities to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day!

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
 
trans_firetruck 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! Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.  

June 13: STEAM Playtime: Building the foundations for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math learning for the young child.

July 11:  Sing, Dance, Celebrate & Learn: Through music and movement, children develop math, science, social, and early literacy skills.

August 8: Team Work Tuesday: Think, collaborate, problem solve, create and build together.

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 13- July 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required. Please note we will have a variety of outdoor activities during story time please lather up with sun screen and be ready to get dirty, messy and potentially wet.

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Family Story Times 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 program July 4th)

 

 

    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   
   

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Reentry providers in Summit County assist citizens returning from incarceration in the following areas: mental and spiritual health; medical assistance; transitional housing; job training; and much more. Meet some of the organizations devoted to help individuals make a smooth transition back into the community. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_twodancers 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
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misc_balloons 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Bubble Lady 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For June, we will discuss EMPTY MANSIONS: THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF HUGUETTE CLARK AND THE SPENDING OF A GREAT AMERICAN FORTUNE by Bill Dedman.

    Location: Green
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

World of Difference - June 13

Join us with this theatrical storytelling company that uses the interactive performance of stories to inspire the imagination, spark creativity and promote the love for learning.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Outback Ray is back by popular demand with his exciting and engaging animal show!

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Master-Inspired Art Workshop: Klimt's Tree of Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Art Historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents an interactive art program in which you will not only learn about the featured classic artist, but also create art inspired by their work. We will gain insight into the artist's inspiration and appreciate even more the value of his work. Space for this program is very limited, so please register beginning May 22. 

 

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dragon 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

REPTILES

Realm of the Reptile - see some awesome reptiles and learn some interesting information.

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Beach Read Bash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 4-12. Check out our awesome collection of books to read this summer! Snacks and beverages provided. 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga for You

Wear comfy clothes; bring a water bottle and yoga mat or towel, as Ms. Colleen Hohl will teach us some cool new ways to move this summer.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM Wild Rock Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come in and creatively paint a rock with which to decorate your room.

    Location: Kenmore
 
food_ice cream cone 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Annual Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Kick start your summer with free ice cream and sundae toppings (provided by the Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library) outside in the square. While you visit the library, you’ll also have a chance to sign up for the summer reading program. You don’t want to miss this fun event!

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_earth 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Colorful World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us and others for a relaxing coloring experience making the world a bit more colorful. Bring your friends or make new ones. We supply the coloring pages or bring your own coloring book.  Activity for adults and teens over the age of sixteen. Refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Odom
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nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Turn a T-shirt into a Tote

Bring a t-shirt to recycle into a useful tote without ever sewing a stitch.

YOU bring the t-shirt and we'll provide everything else.  No registration required.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 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 6:00 PM Book Buzz Discussion Group- OFFSITE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group

2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

This discussion group for book lovers in their 20s and 30s meets monthly to talk novels and nonfiction 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 purchase is not required. Nervous Dog Coffee Bar is located at 1530 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313.

June 13 A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

July 11 EUPHORIA by Lily King  

August 8 HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM River of Faith with Beverly Shaw Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Beverly Shaw's book RIVER OF FAITH was written as a chapter book primarily for children, but is also a great book for families to read together and for adults "encouraging them to be more child-like in their faith."

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_sound 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Are you a music lover? This club could be 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 metting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: Green
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing,  including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for brining out the best of the writer's work.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

An active 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.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Mini Movers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, 10:30 am

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 Preschool Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Ages 2-5: Join us for stories, music, movement and crafts.

June 14 is Mo Willlems Appreciation Day!

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Volunteer Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteer Wednesdays

Wednesdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Calling all teens ages 12 and up! Looking for some fun work this summer? Need volunteer hours? We need you! Summer Reading Program Volunteers can be responsible for a wide variety of tasks including program set up and assistance, decorations, and many other projects around the Library.

    Location: Goodyear
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nat_summertime 11:00 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesday mornings a day of exploration!    Dress for mess and outdoor weather as we engage in a variety of nature activities around our property. Create a nature-inspired craft to take home.   

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 14 Card tricks and illusions by Guinness record holder Rick Smith Jr.

    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 14, 11:30 am

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Outback Ray and his amazing animal show

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kidsreading 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kids 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ear!

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Food For Thought Book Talks with Marvin Phillips Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Food for Thought Book Talks

Wednesdays, 1 pm

Marvin Phillips presents ideas from popular works of fiction and nonfiction each month. Topics range from entertainment to history and politics.

June 14

1776 by David McCullough

July 12

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

August 9

ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 14 Card tricks and illusions by Guinness record holder Rick Smith Jr.

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

June 14 - Hula Hoop with Meryl Hornyak - Learn some new moves.

June 21 - OUtback Ray - Meet some exotic animals in this interactive program.

June 28 - Rick Smith, Jr. - Interactive magic show with one of the best in the world.

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

July 19 - Build a Body - Families get fit togther in this fun workout.

July 26 - Lindsay Bonilla - Storytelling around the theme of Peace Building.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 14, 2 pm

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Outback Ray and his amazing animal show

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Sogbety Diomande, Drummer: Summer Reading Weekly Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Weekly Programs, WEDNESDAYS, June 14 – July 26, 2 pm
Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register.

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

June 21: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

July 5: Mad Science An entertaining and funny way to look at science

July 12: Storigami with Christina Kallevig Origami and stories together!

July 19: Songs and “Tails” from the Woods Musicians Sam Sapp and Sarah Matheny   

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
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misc_questionmark_blue 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program

Try your hand at cartooning with our special guest, Jeff Nichols!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
June 14- The Bubble Lady will provide us with some soapy fun
 

    Location: Richfield
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Meryl Hornyak and the Hip Hop Hoop Troop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Meryl Hornyak and the Hip Hop Hoop Troop demonstrate Hula Hoop creativity. 

Hula Hoops will be provided, but you can bring your own, too!

    Location: Norton
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Apptastic Afternoon: Minecraft Edition

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_new_yellow 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
   

The second Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm we will meet to talk about what's going on in your life, school, town or the world.  We'll discuss philosophy or whatever is on the groups' mind.

Don't forget we'll have cookies!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_chefshat 6:30 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Cookbook Club

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
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Egyptian Tomb Excavation Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

First Tomb found in the Valley of the Kings Since Tutankhamun's in 1922: KV63, 2005-2006, (Part I)

Learn about the discovery and excavation of this tomb.

Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman, from the University of Akron, shares his experiences excavating tomb KV63.  An art history professor, Ertman shifted his emphasis to ancient art and, after winning a Smithsonian Research and Development Grant in 1971 with a colleague, began working in tombs in Egypt. 

Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   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 a 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
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misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

For children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 15, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
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lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
 
ent_magic 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Magician Rick Smith Jr. will dazzle us with amazing tricks!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

For children 2-3 years old, with two-year olds accompanied by a  parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

For children 3-5 years old, not yet in Kindergarten. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_smiley 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

The Bubble Lady

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to the first 110 people.
 

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Life-Sized Monopoly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. We will play outside weather permitting.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Paint like a Master Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and join in as we work through the eyes of one of the Master Artists of all time, Henri Matisse! He was said to 'draw with scissors' and was known as the 'Master of Color'! Experience, firsthand, what that means as you create your own masterpiece using his style!  This workshop presented by Carolina Martin is easy & lots of fun!  Please wear clothing suitable for painting.  Space is limited.  Register at the library or by calling 330-666-4888.

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM Zootopia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come watch a movie on our big screen and enjoy popcorn.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akornlibrary.org
   

Thursday Matinees
1-3 pm
Kick back and relax with our family friendly movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and juice.

June 15- PETE’S DRAGON

    Location: Richfield
 
anim_turtle 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Jungle Bob's Animal Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
June 15: Jungle Bob’s Animal Show
June 22: Magician Rick Smith, Jr
June 29: The Hilarious Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

June 15:  Outback Ray

June 22:  Bubble Lady

June 29:  Mad Science

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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lib_book_pencil 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

CARTOONS

Jeff Nicholas is back to draw cartoons with us.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_yoga 2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Beginning Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 15, 2 pm

Learn the basics of yoga with Lisa Kelleman-McClain of Build a Body Personal Training. 
Be sure to wear yoga appropriate or loose fitting clothing.
 

Ages 11-18

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Canvas Bag Design Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Come to the library and design your own one-of-a-kind canvas tote bag, just in time for Summer Reading! All supplies provided.

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM Lego Building Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Lego Building Challenge – June 15

Pick a challenge card and build it.  How fast can you build?

For ages 11 - 18

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Test your gaming skills with friends.  Games will be announced weekly.  Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_tennis 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pickle Ball Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

What is Pickle Ball? Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. If you like Ping Pong, or you enjoy Tennis, you will enjoy Pickle Ball. Join us at the Firestone Park Community Center to see if you have what it takes to play Pickle Ball. 

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
trans_car 6:00 PM Buying Your First Car Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Looking at getting your first car but have a lot of questions? Ed Brown from Team Mindy State Farm will be conducting the presentation "Your First Car" and answering questions about shopping for your car, financing it, and insuring it.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_quilt2 6:00 PM Hand Quilting for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 15, 6 pm

Sandy Barstow will be teaching a beginner’s class on hand quilting.
You will learn how to cut out and hand stitch a square in class.
You can then use the materials and methods taught in class to finish the squares for your small quilt at home.
If there is enough interest, Sandy will return on July 26 at 6 pm to give instructions on how to turn your blocks into a complete quilt.
Space is limited so please call 330-628-9228 to register. 
    Location: Mogadore
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: Green
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: The Lego Batman Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Batman must save Gotham City from the Joker and other supervillains. Dazzlingly inventive animated comedy starring the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis and Michael Cera. Rated PG. 104 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday June 16, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cork Planters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

These tiny planters can liven up any odd place a magnet can hold them.

    Location: Highland Square
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Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

We welcome library patrons to a regular monthly event – a place to meet up with fellow game players of all ages.

The room is open to players of chess, role-playing games, board games, Euro games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, and trading/collectible card games.

Bring your own games, or try a game from our collection already on hand. No registration required! Refreshments are served.

Third Saturday of each month.

This event is also open to regular card groups and other game clubs looking for a venue.

Come on out to meet fellow local players – Learn new games – Sharpen your intellect – and enjoy the social aspects of games.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Sand Dollar Wall Hanging

Bring the beach inside!  Using fishing line, beads, sand dollars and driftwood, create a small wall hanging to display indoors or outside.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@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.

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

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 1-3 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Word 1-3 Practical Application

Practical application of the skills you’ve learned in class.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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

Stories and activities for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Body Personal Traning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for yoga as we build a better body and mind and become more Zen. The class will be led by a member of the Build a Better Body Personal Training team from Green, OH. Bring your own yoga mat or grab one provided. Activity for all fitness levels and adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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 PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 19, 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.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Things-Lego Freestyle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Go crazy building with friends, family and fellow LEGO lovers.  

LEGO bricks, base plates and mats provided.  

    Location: Norton
 
misc_ 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dudes, Duct Tape, and Donuts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Dudes, Duct Tape, and Donuts
Saturday, June 17, 2 pm
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by making something out of duct tape and eating donuts with your favorite dude?
Registration is requested. 
    Location: Maple Valley
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anim_dog1 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   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 12, 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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meditation Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-643-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Presented by Simone R. Richardson, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system through sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), and stress reduction meditation (visualization). The parasympathetic nervous system controls the “rest and digest” response in the body which is a system that slows the heart and breathing rate, and causes blood vessels to dilate thus improving blood flow. For those planning to attend this session, Wearing loose or stretchy clothing is recommended.

    Location: Richfield
 
school_chemistry1 2:30 PM Science Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills!akronlibrary.org
   

SCIENCE SATURDAY

Dr. UR Awesome is the current Guinness world Record holder in both indoor and outdoor bubbles.  He is also a skilled bubbleologist!

Do you like to see how things work?  Are you a hands-on-type of kid?  This program is for you and your family.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Family Fitness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Fitness

Saturday, June 17, 3 pm

A Build a Body Personal Training instructor will motivate the entire family during this all ages fitness class.  Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing.

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

All ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
Sunday June 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do these activities on your own at the library. They will each be available for two weeks. Bring them to the desk for a small reward.

Day at the Beach – June 19 Look in the NatureConnect window and observe the things found at the beach.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you!  Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping agencies in our community.  Are you new to crafting?  We will be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make god use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Dress for possible messy play experiences.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mr. Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Mr. Puppet will make you laugh out loud with his ventriloquism and puppet shows.

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, 1 pm

Large groups please schedule ahead with the teen librarian to make a reservation for all movies due to limited space.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG) (90 minutes) - June 19

What do our pets do all day when we are not at home?  Whatever they want!  A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 2:00 PM Mr. Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Tons of laughs and puppets are the ingredients for a show from Mr. Puppet. Vaudeville is alive and well, so sit back, relax, and bring your funny bone to the show ‘cause you're going to need it.

    Location: Highland Square
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rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO-licious Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
June 19, July 10 & 17, August 14 & 21, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_liberty 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM VolunTeen Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Looking for community service hours for school, church or Scouts?  Join us as we engage in different activities to support a variety of organizations.   Activities may include writing letters of support for Operation Gratitude or local shut-ins, creating centerpieces and door hangings to donate to St. Luke Lutheran Community.  Come make a difference in your community by donating a few hours to help brighten another’s day.  

Monday, June 19, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm July Fourth Crafts and letter making for St. Luke’s residents

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:00 PM Summer Citrus-Inspired Paint Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tap into your creative side with a night of summer painting. Kimberly Henderson will guide you as you create your own, one-of-a-kind, citrus-themed masterpiece to keep for your wall décor.  Class size is limited to 15 adult participants. Registration begins on Monday, May 22.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!
 
June 19: Sing (PG) (110 min)
 July 17: Rock Dog (PG) (80 min)
 August 21: The Lego Batman Movie (PG) (90 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Campfire Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Campfire Story Time

Mondays, June 19, July 24, 6:30 pm

Families, join us outside for a special storytime with stories, songs, and activities. No registration is necessary. Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_house.GIF 6:30 PM Garage Organization Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Lynne Poulton,LSW Certified Professional Organizer with Wholly Organized!®LLC.  Ms. Poulton will discuss the best practices on organizing your garage space.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sedona Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Sedona Bracelets with Jennie Thewlis

Jennie Thewlis of Beadtini Boutique Designs will teach you how to make a Sedona bracelet. Limited to 15 participants. Please call the branch to register beginning Monday, June 5.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_earth 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
Tuesday June 20, 2017 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   
   

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, books, and bounces followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

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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misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books, prop stories and movement activities to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day!

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 20, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 13- July 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required. Please note we will have a variety of outdoor activities during story time please lather up with sun screen and be ready to get dirty, messy and potentially wet.

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Family Story Times 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 program July 4th)

 

 

    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   
   

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to Rocky, our special doggie visitor. Bring a book from home, or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dog's owner will read with you!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_twodancers 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
 
ent_circ_ringmaster 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Outback Ray

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Elec Simon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Percussionist, Elec Simon will get your feet tapping with his musical talent and positive message of love, tolerance and understanding.  A great show for all ages.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

Mr. Puppet - June 20

His business is laughter so get ready to laugh and enjoy the hilarious Mr. Puppet.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_hammer 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Building Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens are invited to challenge each other and themselves while trying to build the tallest and strongest structures. Are you up to the challenge? Please register in advance for this program. 

    Location: Odom
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misc_none 1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

June 20- At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

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    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Family Movie Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Movie Afternoon

Tuesdays, June 20, July 18, 2 pm

Come out of the sun and into the library to enjoy popcorn and a movie.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BUBBLE LADY

Witness some amazing bubbles!  You won't believe your eyes!

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Build a Better Meal Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 4-12. Test your culinary skills against your competitors and see if you have what it takes to make the best appetizer and dessert with the ingredients provided. Registration is requested.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Draw or Doodle?  

Cartoonist and Graphic Artist Donald Peoples shares some tips to improve your drawing skills.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Busy Persons Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

This book club will meet every 6 weeks, because sometimes, life gets in the way. Stop in to pick up our next book.

BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

It’s hot outside, so come to the Library to check out these cool experiments.

Everything will be provided and no registration required.

    Location: Norton
 
ent_circ_ringmaster 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Outback Ray

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_bookflipping 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 June, we will discuss THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER by Phaedra Patrick.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Cool Summer Concerts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Spread out on the front lawn and enjoy free concerts from some of the best local bands around! If weather is unfavorable, the concert will be moved inside. 

June 6-The Chants

 

    Location: Ellet
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM Investment Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 pm 

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely
market topics and potential solutions to help you stay on track.  
Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228.

 

    Location: Mogadore
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lib_book_signing 6:30 PM Local Author: Ginny Bache Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
Author Ginny Bache will give a summary about her new book, WAKE UP AMERICA: OUR HEALTHCARE IS BEING USURPED.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing,  including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for brining out the best of the writer's work.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_leaf_green 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Essential Oils Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn what essential oils are, where they come from, and how they can support health from wellness advocate Lana Kearns.  The three major ways to use essential oils will be explained, and samples will be available for participants to smell. 

Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Summer Evening in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Evening in the Garden with Musical Group "Librarians with Hickeys." 

Join us in the our beautiful NatureConnect Readin Garden for an early evening summer concert.

Garden benches are available but you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and relax on the lawn.

We will make use of our meeting room should it rain.  Light summer snacks will be provided.

 

    Location: Norton
 
anim_butterfly_02 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM The Sights and Sounds of Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

The Sights and Sounds of Summer - Relax to the sounds of the hammered dulcimer. View summer butterflies and gardens and plenty of flowers.

Birds fill the air as clouds float by; dazzling fireworks light the evening sky. Experience the peace and beauty of a moonlit night.

You won't want to miss Mary Lou Jubin as she returns to Norton Library for another popular hammered dulcimer program.

 

    Location: Norton
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 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 June, we will discuss I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou.

    Location: Green
Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

An active 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.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Ages 2-5: Join us for stories, music, movement and crafts.

June 21 is the fun theme of Busy Bees!

    Location: Norton
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 21 A wild visit from the Akron Zoo

    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 21, 11:30 am

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
The Bubble Lady

 

    Location: Mogadore
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misc_kidsreading 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kids 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ear!

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

June 21 HOME by Harlan Coben

July 19 THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

August 16 LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY: FOUR WOMEN UNDERCOVER IN THE CIVIL WAR by Karen Abbott 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 21 A wild visit from the Akron Zoo

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM The People in Your Neighborhood—Fairlawn Police Department Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we visit the Fairlawn Police Department, located at 3487 S. Smith Rd. We will tour the entire department, learning about a police officer’s role in our community and then get up close to see the police cars. For children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers.  The tour is limited to 20 children. 

Registration begins Monday, June 12.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

June 14 - Hula Hoop with Meryl Hornyak - Learn some new moves.

June 21 - OUtback Ray - Meet some exotic animals in this interactive program.

June 28 - Rick Smith, Jr. - Interactive magic show with one of the best in the world.

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

July 19 - Build a Body - Families get fit togther in this fun workout.

July 26 - Lindsay Bonilla - Storytelling around the theme of Peace Building.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paint the Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Paint the Walk

Wednesday, June 21, 1 pm – 3 pm

In collaboration with the Northwest Family Recreation Center, we will beautify our landscape by painting the walkways in front of our building.  Bring the whole family for this fun and creative activity!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

HIDDEN FIGURES starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 21, 2 pm

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
The Bubble Lady

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Magician Rick Smith, Jr.: Summer Reading Weekly Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Weekly Programs, WEDNESDAYS, June 14 – July 26, 2 pm
Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register.

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

June 21: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

July 5: Mad Science An entertaining and funny way to look at science

July 12: Storigami with Christina Kallevig Origami and stories together!

July 19: Songs and “Tails” from the Woods Musicians Sam Sapp and Sarah Matheny   

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_questionmark_blue 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program

Enjoy the music and stories of Sam Sapp!

    Location: North Hill
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ent_note 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program!

Enjoy the music and stories of Sam Sapp!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lindsay Bonilla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
June 21-  Story teller Lindsay Bonilla from World of Difference will get our imaginations running.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
anim_hummingbird 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Zen Spa Day

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_clown 6:00 PM WRHS Presents Euclid Beach Park – Cleveland’s Most Beloved Amusement Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Western Reserve Historical Society Presents:

Euclid Beach Park – Cleveland’s Most Beloved Amusement Park

Do you remember the food, rides, and attractions?  What makes Euclid Beach Park so memorable?  Learn about its early beginnings in 1895 and reminisce about its heyday until the final days in 1969. Light refreshments served.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_telephone 6:30 PM How To Spot And Stop A Scam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Joseph McCovey, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will talk to you about what to look for and how to prevent becoming a victim of scams.

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM Wellness Yoga: Yoga off the Mat 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 incorprate 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.  

This class is limited to twenty participants and registration is strongly suggested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM Writers Guild of Nordonia Hills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WRITERS GUILD OF NORDONIA HILLS

Writers Wanted!  New writers and old hands welcome, fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between.  Have your work critiqued and give feedback to others in a fun and friendly enviroment.

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Egyptian Tomb Excavation Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

KV-63:  What the Objects Tell Us, and Nefertiti: Sorting Myth From Reality (Part II) 

Learn about dates, uses and importance of the items found.

Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman, from the University of Akron, shares his experiences excavating tomb KV63.  An art history professor, Ertman shifted his emphasis to ancient art and, after winning a Smithsonian Research and Development Grant in 1971 with a colleague, began working in tombs in Egypt. 

Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 6:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Summer Fitness With Instructor Nancy Gardner

Tai Chi  

Tai Chi is an "internal" Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

For children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 22, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
 
anim_turtle 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Outback Ray is back with his astounding animal friends.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  

Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks provided.

Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

For children 2-3 years old, with two-year olds accompanied by a  parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

For children 3-5 years old, not yet in Kindergarten. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Musician, Sam Sapp

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to the first 110 people.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_farm 1:00 PM Heirloom seeds? Yes, please! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Join staff from our Science & Technology Division for this program on planning your garden both to maximize your harvest and your seed-saving ability. Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated varieties which will breed true and can be saved from one harvest for the next year’s planting.  The Akron-Summit County Public Library has a Seed Sharing Library in the Science & Technology Division at Main Library which is available whenever the library is open.

 
    Location: Green
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM Mr. Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and see Mr. Puppet and his friends in a zany show!

    Location: Kenmore
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misc_none 1:00 PM Project Runway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Sign up to be a designer or model in our fourth Project Runway event. Designers will have an hour and a half to design an outfit with materials provided by the library. Models will have hair and makeup done and will wear the designer's outfits for judging. Registration requested beginning June 1. Limit of 10 designers and 10 models.

    Location: Ellet
 
food_coffeecup 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Learn new techniques and the joy of adult coloring. This program is great for any skill level. Come and share in the fun. 

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_wizard_hat 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Magician Rick Smith, Jr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
June 22: Magician Rick Smith, Jr
June 29: The Hilarious Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

 

June 22:  Bubble Lady

June 29:  Mad Science

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

GLOW IN THE DARK

Join Miss Sue for Glow in the Dark Fun and Games.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Calm Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 22, 2 pm

Relax and color intricate patterns and designs while listening to music.  
 

Ages 11-18

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Anthony Magic and Illusion Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

David Anthony Magic and Illusion Show.  

Click here for a preview.    
    Location: Norton
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jammin' Jumpers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Join members of Ohio's Jammin' Jumpers Jump Rope Team in this exhilarating workshop and see if you have what it takes to be a competitive jumper. Jumpers should come wear comfortable shoes; no flip flops or sandals, please. Jump ropes will be provided.

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel 1-3 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 1-3 Practical Application

Practical application of the skills you’ve learned in class.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Test your gaming skills with friends.  Games will be announced weekly.  Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_treasurechest 6:00 PM Antique Appraisal Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Bring your favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason Adams.
Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms). For large items, you can bring a photograph.

Program size is limited so please call 330-633-4345 to register.
Please call if you need to cancel your reservation.

Spectators are welcome and do not need to register.

    Location: Tallmadge
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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: La La Land Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

A jazz pianist and an aspiring actress meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Critically acclaimed musical and winner of six (almost seven) Oscars. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and John Legend. Rated PG-13. 127 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_usflag 6:00 PM Patriotic Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, June 22, 6 pm  
 
Come get creative at this patriotic craft free-for-all. You will have a variety of
yarn-wrapped flag projects to choose from, including wreaths, vases and flower pots.
Supply options will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 330-628-9228 to register. 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall - Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall – Author Talk and Book Signing

Thursday, June 22, 6 pm

Join Julie Frey, Director of Museum Services and Curator at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, as she uncovers the hidden history of The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall. The book, to be published in May 2017, explores the history and evolution of Stan Hywet Hall’s landscape design. Frey highlights the landscape design and garden spaces using information from original Seiberling correspondence, as well as photographs taken during the early years of the estate. The book also touches on the restoration efforts undertaken by the Stan Hywet Hall Foundation since it assumed ownership of the property in 1957.  Copies of The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall will be available for purchase and signing following the talk. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
eth_africa 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front 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
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
 
lib_book3 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy a diverse selection of titles.  New members are always welcome.

Please call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
Friday June 23, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Summer Movies - Build a Better Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd. Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Friday afternoon movie that uplifts and inspires building a better mind.  Movies for Adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

June 23 HE NAMED ME MALALA

July 7 THE HUNDRED- FOOT JOURNEY

July 21 HIDDEN FIGURES

    Location: Odom
Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Take-it Make-it Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Take-it Make-it Crafts the 4th Saturday each month.  Pick up a craft all day while supplies last.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Nordonia Hills Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NH GAME TIME

Meet and join in with players of various games including chess, board and Euro games, role-playing games, mah-jongg, war games, and regular and trading card games.

All ages welcome.

No registration is necessary.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
food_salad 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM What's On the Menu? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduce fun eats into your heart and home. Join us for a day of cooking demonstrations! 

10:30-Join Abbe Turner from Lucky Penny Farm as she demonstrates how to make homemade ricotta cheese

11:45-Meet cookbook author Carla Snyder. She'll experiment with vegetarian delights

1:00-Explore Arabic cuisine with Alia Almashni and learn about Middle Eastern dishes 

Meeting Room 2AB

 

    Location: Main Library
 
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   
   

For all ages. No registration necessary. Snuggle up and read to a furry friend.

    Location: Ellet
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM Zentangle Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Carol Bailey Floyd to learn the fun and stress-relieving art of Zentangle.  Kit will be provided.  Space is limited, so please register at 330-745-6126.

    Location: Kenmore
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misc_asl_h 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Series with Paula Wray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Interested in learning how to sign?  Come to these sessions of lessons, games, and songs, and learn more.  No prior knowledge of sign language is necessary!  This class is for adults.  Children over 10 may come if accompanied by an adult.

Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders’ Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Builders’ Club
Saturdays, June 24 and August 26, 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of building materials.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_flyingbird 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Buckeye Martinfest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Buckeye Martinfest

North Reservoir

Saturday, June 24, 2-4 pm

Stop by our table for crafts and giveaways as we celebrate Portage Lakes being the Purple Martin Capital of Ohio!  We love participating in this annual event sponsored by the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_notepad 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drawing from Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Drawing from life is a skill that anyone can acquire once they've learned a few tricks! This class is an introduction to the fundamental ways artists translate what they see from the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional surface. We will do exercises which will challenge you to "see" like an artist and help to demystify the process of drawing the infinitely complex world. Join artist Claire Marks as she presents this informative and exciting class. Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday June 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you!  Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping agencies in our community.  Are you new to crafting?  We will be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make god use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 4: Introduction to Formulas & Excel Functions

Let Excel do the math for you!  Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets and learn how Excel Functions work.  Learn how to maximize your data with these helpful tools. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Build a Body Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Build a body presents a family fitness program that will get your blood pumping.

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_firetruck 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Special Program: Touch-A-Truck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Monday, June 26, 12:30-2 pm
 
 
Bring the entire family to the Library anytime between 12:30-2 pm.
Special guests from our community will display their trucks in the Mogadore High School parking lot. 
Explore a bookmobile, fire truck, school bus, and other vehicles while learning how they are used in our community. 
Rain or shine, come to the library, check out some books, and touch-a-truck! 
 
A big thank you to the Library’s Mobile Services Department, Mogadore High School,
Adorni’s Service Center, Mogadore Post Office,  Mock Pond Shop and Two Men and a Truck for providing vehicles and their time.
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
office_dollarsign 1:00 PM Life Skills: Financial Fitness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult and Teen Event      

Learn how to balance a checkbook, and how to use credit cards.  What does a credit score mean?  Learn these financial life skills, presented by Aaron Curry of Key Bank.

    Location: Green
 
anim_turtle 2:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting and very educational. This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for kids of all ages. Outback Ray will bring 10–15 captive born, exotic animals. The animals are trained and handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience as well of the animals.

    Location: Highland Square
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 5: Sorting, Filtering Data, Creating Custom Lists and More 

Experience the more advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to sort and filter your data and create customized list for your workbooks. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 4 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_house.GIF 6:00 PM The Hower House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Hower House

Located on the University of Akron campus, how much do you really know about this National Historic Landmark? Learn about the Hower family, the 28 room Victorian mansion, and the ongoing events that keep this one of the best preserved houses in the country.  Enjoy a cup of tea after.  Please register in advance.  Presented by Sherri Thompson and Lyn Benedict.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlecrafting @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new. No registration required – just come on in and use our space. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_sun 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 CATCHER

Join Miss Sue and make a sun catcher wind chime.

This program is for families of all ages and is held one Monday each month.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM Pokemon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 7 and up! Come join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection. This is a student led program. Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Green
 
misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre

Join stortellers Kyle Jozsa and Nici Romo from Wandering Aesthetics Theatre as they share stories and fables from around the world.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have a fabulous time!  For all ages.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_earth 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
Tuesday June 27, 2017 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   
   

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, books, and bounces followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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
   

This series of programs is designed for children ages 2-5 with their adults, who are expected to join in the fun! Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones get ready to learn when they go to school.

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

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
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books, prop stories and movement activities to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day!

    Location: Highland Square
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 13- July 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required. Please note we will have a variety of outdoor activities during story time please lather up with sun screen and be ready to get dirty, messy and potentially wet.

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Family Story Times 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 program July 4th)

 

 

    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   
   

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_twodancers 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
 
misc_rocks2 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Bricks 4 Kidz

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

Outback Ray - June 27

Exciting, fun, and educational!  Outback Ray brings exotic animals for us to see and learn about.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Rick Smith Jr., magician, illusionist, and world record holder returns with an exciting new show that will entertain kids of all ages.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Coloring Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    You will enjoy this class. Adult coloring is all the craze right now. It is a great relaxing way to be creative and to relieve stress. All supplies are provided by the library. Please stop by or call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_cupcake.GIF 2:00 PM Mystery Make It and Take It Summer Treat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Pop in to create a yummy treat to eat or take with you.  The mystery yummy will be revealed that day.

    Location: Kenmore
 
school_chemistry2 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MAD SCIENCE

A science themed show that is designed to amaze and inspire.

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
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z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Runway

With limited time, a selection of materials, and an abundance of creativity see what you can make!  Finished projects will be judged in various categories for prizes. Please pre-register.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Messy Party

Dress for a mess and bring your sense of adventure too. 

Activities will include messy games, messy crafts and messy food. 

We’d bring a change of clothes if we were you!

Everthing will be provided and no registration is required.

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

Tuesday, June 27, 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
 
lib_book_pencil 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_sound 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Are you a music lover? This club could be 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 metting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM Annual Teen Cupcake Bake-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Event

Bakers and tasters needed! 

To register for this program or for more information, ask at the front desk.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing,  including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for brining out the best of the writer's work.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

An active 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.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Ages 2-5: Join us for stories, music, movement and crafts.

June 28 - Get in the Construction Zone!

    Location: Norton
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesday mornings a day of exploration!    Dress for mess and outdoor weather as we engage in a variety of nature activities around our property. Create a nature-inspired craft to take home.   

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

    Location: Green
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misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kidsreading 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come a