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Sunday July 1, 2018 -  Tuesday July 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

PETTY: THE BIOGRAPHY  by Warren Zanes

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

    Location: Firestone Park
Tuesday July 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_turtle 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time with Akron Zoo Guests Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about animals with our special guests from the Akron Zoo!

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

Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.

(There will not be a program on July 24)

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years

Tuesdays, June 12- July 31, 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
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, July 3 - July 31, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth to five with a caregiver

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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 registration necessary.

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. 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: Triggers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

This program showcases the video Release and Beyond: Relapse Triggers, which takes returning citizens, step-by-step, through the transition process—from incarceration to community reintegration. The film includes candid interviews, with professionals and returning people, on what to expect as released individuals transition to the free world. Release and Beyond also highlights the actions the formerly incarcerated must take to prevent relapse. Reentry resources included. Room 1.

    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
 
misc_new_blue 12:00 PM  -  1:30 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 fourth grades are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ears.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Crooked River Comedy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Crooked River Comedy join us for some hands on and kid focused comedic improv with this local premier group.  Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket up to 30 minutes before each performance.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_balloons 1:00 PM Outback Ray Children's Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@gmail.com
   

 

Exciting, fun, and educational!  Outback Ray brings exotic animals for us to see and learn about.

Large groups, please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Terrific Tuesdays 

Registration Requested.

June 12  Dr. U R Awesome presents fun with science, 1pm

June 19  Outback Ray brings his hands-on education animal show. Two shows, 11 am OR 1pm

June 26  Magician David Anthony, 1pm

July 10  Glow Dance Party with One T Entertainment, 1pm

July 17  The Bubble Lady makes bubbles of all shapes and sizes, 1pm

July 24  Bricks 4 Kidz Lego building fun for everyone, 1pm

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk. 

July 17- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM Egg Drop Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

How creative are you? Come create a contraption to save a raw egg from certain destruction! Prizes will be awarded to the person whose egg survives best! Supplies and eggs will be provided. For grades 6-12.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Family Movie: LEAP Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Movie Afternoon

Tuesday, July 17, 2 pm

Come out of the sun and into the library to enjoy popcorn and a movie. A short dance demonstration will be followed by the movie Leap!

    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
   

Program is for students in Kindergarten - 5th grade.

June 12- Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas will share his drawing talents and show us how he draws some of his cartoons.

June 19 – Lindsay Bonilla – Interactive storyteller from World of Difference will share some wonderful stories.

June 26 – Outback Ray will bring some of his amazing animal friends.

July 3-  Bingo

July 10- The magic of David Anthony.     

July 17- Juggler Matt Jergens.

July 24 – Music by a D.J. from One T Entertainment

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_teens 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
   

Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm!

For grades 5 and up. 

Please register in advance.

Snacks may be served at programs. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

July 17 Yoga with Colleen Hohl:  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel as we chill and learn a few new Yoga Poses.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Be a Rock Star Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-285-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Rock It- Be a rockstar!  

Decorate sunglasses, fashion a mosaic picture frame from old cds, make rockstar buttons, and enjoy rockstar treats.

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic Computer Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Basic Computer Skills

Discover what a computer mouse is and have fun practicing basic mouse functions with in-class exercises.  Learn to open and close software programs and play a game. Learn and practice the proper procedures for turning on and shutting down your computer. Discover the differences between hardware and software. Learn about computer components.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rockin' Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by and make a cool sheet music candle holder and paint some rocks to decorate your room or share with a friend or two. Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   Norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dog is waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen/Tween Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Third Tuesday of each month, 4:30-6 pm

Join our advisory board just for teens and tweens, ages 9-18. We will meet to brainstorm ideas and/or decorate the Teen/Tween Space. Come make your voice heard! Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 5:00 PM Enchanted Art – Alphonse Mucha with Felicia Z. Stadelman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Le Style Mucha, as it’s known, epitomizes the Art Nouveau Movement, and yet Mucha’s name is barely known. His unforgettable images of enchanted women, streaming hair, and flowing fabrics were the result of his interpretation of art as a “mysterious and irresistible force propelling me through life” compelling his vision that “the universe is benevolent, happiness is within our reach if only we know how to grasp it.”  Learn about the life of Alphonse Mucha and recreate artwork in his style.  Please register for this program starting June 25 as space and supplies are limited.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Book Buzz at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group

3rd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

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

June 19 DUST BOWL GIRLS: THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE TEAM THAT BARNSTORMED ITS WAY TO BASKETBALL GLORY by Lydia Reeder

July 17 THE RADIUM GIRLS: THE DARK STORY OF AMERICA’S SHINING WOMEN by Kate Moore 

August 21 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI by David Grann 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_gclef 6:00 PM Music Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Music Bingo

Music Bingo is similar to a standard game, but instead of numbers on the board, the spots will be filled with the names of popular bands/musicians. Join us for a fun night of music and prizes!

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-633-4345.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Remembering 1968 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch    330-434-8726   
   

Remembering 1968 When Akron's History of Race Relations Went into the Streets:  The Wooster Avenue Disturbances.

This lecture features Board Chair of the Summit County Historical Society, Dave Lieberth, as he talks about the race riot in 1968.  We invite you to stay for discussion afterward and to share your memories of this symbolic event that happened 50 years ago in our community. 

    Location: Odom
 
lib_bookshelf 6:30 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

Was the book or the movie better?  And why is it a classic anyway?  Find out as we discuss it over dessert.  Didn't like the book?  Sometimes it's even more fun to discuss that way.

For the month of July, we will discuss THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S. Buck.

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

Tuesday, July 17, 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 to register.
    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday July 18, 2018 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, 10:30 am, Closed July 4

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

July 11 and July 18: Join us for a special guest, Miss Marissa from Music Together.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Embroidery Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone Workshop: Embroidery Basics Part 2

Explore your creative side with elna's embroidery machine, eXpressive 830.  We will digitize an image of your choice using our SewArt software.  You can personalize, embellish and monogram home décor items, garments and accessories!  Registration required. Call 330.643.9145.

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
nat_flower02 11:00 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us Wednesday mornings to spend some time outside, listen to a story, discover what is blooming in our reading garden and create a family friendly craft.  No registration necessary. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SERIES for All Ages

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

July 18 Sogbety Diomande and his African drums

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gerri Bowen   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! After each session, we will head outside to visit our library garden. Best for ages 2-5 with a favorite adult. All ages welcome.

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club: Outback Ray and his amazing animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Outback Ray and his amazing animals
Wednesday, July 18, 11:30 am
 
Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join us 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!
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 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   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays in July, 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
 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Lovers @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & Audio-Visual   330 643-9015   jhersh@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Or do you want to learn how? Join us every third Wednesday for Yarn Lovers @ the Library. We meet in the conveniently located Stray Dog Cafe at Main Library. Drop by for the entire two hours, or at any time between 12-2 pm. Bring your own lunch, or purchase at the Stray Dog Cafe. You're welcome to bring a current project to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

    Location: Main Library
 
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 20 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI by David Grann

July 18 THE BLESSING WAY by Tony Hillerman

August 15 THE FIX by David Baldacci 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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, June 18.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SERIES for All Ages

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

July 18 Sogbety Diomande and his African drums

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bricks4Kidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Lego, duplos, perler beads, STEM actitivities.  Choose from a room full of activities.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Wednesdays, 2 pm

June 13:  Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens

June 20:  Origami Storyteller Christine Kallevig

June 27:  The Magic of David Anthony

July 11:  Outback Ray

July 18:  Bubble Lady

July 25:  Sogbety Diamonde 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 2:00 PM DIY Phone Speakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 4 and up.

Bring your own phone and we will make speakers you can take home.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Fun Club: Outback Ray and his amazing animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Outback Ray and his amazing animals
Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 pm
 
Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join us 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!
    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_circ_ringmaster 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Children's Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about juggling with Matt Jergens!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs, Wednesdays, June 6 – July 25, 2 pm. Closed on July 4th

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register. 
 

June 6: Outback Ray Learn about cool animals

June 13: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

June 20: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 27: Elec Simon Join us for a stomping, drumming good time!

July 11: David Anthony Don’t miss this unique magic show

July 18: Steel Drum Band Enjoy the cool sounds of the Steel Drum

July 25: Join us for a special Musical Summer Reading Party

 

    Location: Main Library
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lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Past Times Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 18, 2 pm

THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Anthony Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:

Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

July 18- Be amazed with the magic of David Anthony.

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Frolics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

National touring performer, Rick Smith Jr., will perform Entertaining Magic and Dazzling Illusions fun for the whole family 

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Windows 10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 10

Personalize your Windows 10 experience, learn how to navigate, check out the exciting new features, and add new Apps to your PC.  Learn how to efficiently use old desk-top feature in new Windows 10.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Builder's Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Builder’s Club

Wednesdays, June 20 & July 18, 3 pm

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

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
office_dollarsign 6:00 PM Couponing 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COUPONING 101

Join couponing expert and blogger, Rachel Krych, as she presents Couponing 101. This fun and interactive class is great for beginners as well as those who have been couponing for a few years. This class covers many different topics such as where to get coupons, how to organize them, where and how to stack coupons, and how to save money at stores such as Giant Eagle.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM Cutting the Cord: Or How to Turn your Dumb TV into a Smart TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Wednesday, July 18, 6 pm
 
Cord cutting refers to canceling traditional cable subscriptions and opting for streaming options instead.
Come learn about what those streaming options are and how to cut the cord. 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
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 July, we will discuss GOODBYE, VITAMIN by Rachel Khong.

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

Children age 0-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes and more!  Registration begins Monday, June 18.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM Silly Dancing Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Dance and move through this fast-paced storytime. Children will create their own dancing ribbon wand to take home.

This program is designed for ages 2-8. Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cord Cutting: Or How to Turn Your “Dumb” TV Into a Smart TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Cord cutting refers to canceling traditional cable subscriptions and opting for streaming options instead. Come learn about what those streaming options are and how to cut the cord.

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_pencil 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 environment.

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness Meditation for Your Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Meditation with Andy Davis, professional clinical counselor. This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness meditation and its current implications for health, stress, and brain function.

    Location: Highland Square
Thursday July 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, June 7 – July 26, 10:15 am

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Fun Story time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

For ages 3-5 with a caretaker.

Each week we will share stories, song, movement and a special activity in an hour of fun

    Location: Odom
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

With luck we’ll be able to play in the reading garden.

 
    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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Thursdays, June 7-28, July 12-26, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Snack and play in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Snack and Play in the Garden

Thursdays: June 7 and 21, July 5 am 19, August 9, 10:30-11:30 am

Enjoy a relaxing morning playing in the garden. Snacks will be provided. Fun for all ages.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
school_chemistry1 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

July 19 Mr. Molecule's BIG, BANG, BOOM! Science Show A  Zany, high-energy show that makes science fun!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM Yoga for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA FOR KIDS

Join Nirvana Yoga for yoga fun!  Program is for ages 2-7.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Take a break from your busy day and visit the library to relax and de-stress.  Coloring pages, colored pencils, and refreshments will be provided.  These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_clown 1:00 PM Family Fun Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Crooked River Comedy - Enjoy this Improv comedy group

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Musical Freeze Tag Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12. 

Outside, weather permitting.

    Location: Ellet
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ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Incredibles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 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   maplevalley@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.
 
July 19: Magician Rick Smith, Jr
 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM CANCELLED Musical Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

This program has been cancelled. 

A fun new twist on the classic game, Musical Bingo uses popular bands and musicians in place of numbers. Join us for a fun night of music and prizes! Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

This program has been cancelled. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
school_chemistry2 2:00 PM MakerSpace Part 2: Demolish Old Tech Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Demolish Old Tech
Thursday, July 19, 2pm
 
Ever wonder what’s inside the tech that powers your life? 
Take apart monitors, speakers, hard drives, keyboards and more, and reassemble it into a work of art. 
All supplies provided.
 
Teen Program
Ages 8-18

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movie for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come cool off in the Community Room and watch a movie and eat popcorn! The movie will be announced at the beginning of the week on our whiteboard.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_new_blue 2:00 PM Teen Mini Makerspace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

Program is for students going into 5th grade and up.

  • June 7 We are using wool to create a felted emoji keyring.
  • June 14 Come & do some sandpaper printing.
  • June 21 Adam Pate associate will demonstrate and teach us how to do Caricatures
  • June 28 6th Annual Paper Airplane Races! Come race your designs against other worthy opponents.
  • July 5 Create a beach chair to hold your phone.
  • July 12 We’re constructing a duct tape pencil case.
  • July 19 Duct tape is the medium again. Come and make a geometric planter.
  • July 26 How good is your memory? Come play book cover memory.
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Water Balloon Extravaganza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Cool off as we close out the summer by playing with water balloons.  Practice your aim with water balloon target practice, test your baseball skills as we play water balloon baseball, and see if you can avoid getting wet! Games will be played in the Reading Garden behind the library.  For kids entering grades 4-12.

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Organizing File Folders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Organizing File Folders

Learn to use Windows Explorer, your computer’s filing cabinet, to organize and manage your files and folders. During class, you will practice copying, moving, and deleting items as well as using your recycle bin. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Apple Phone/Tablet – Demo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Get a front row seat for a tour of the Apple operating system.  Learn about Settings, App Store, the camera, and more.  Bring some questions of your own, too.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Apple Devices [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Apple Devices [Demo]

Get a front row seat for a tour of the Apple operating system. Learn about Settings, App Store, the camera, and more. Bring some questions of your own too.

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build it Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for some building fun with our friends from Bricks 4 Kidz! Build, play and explore with Legos and other fun activities. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Identifying Your Family Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Identifying Your Family Photographs

Thursday, July 19, 6-7:30 pm

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but unlocking the stories of unidentified photographs requires some sleuthing. Learn to read clues, such as the type of photograph, clothing and hairstyles, and even whether or not subjects are smiling, to reveal the stories behind every photograph. Also learn how databases and local history resources can be used to identify your family photographs.  Registration requested 330-643-4770.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
med_red_cross 6:30 PM All Hands on Deck: Lifesaving Lessons—Hands-Only CPR Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Almost 610,000 people are killed every year by heart attacks.  Be prepared and learn how to help someone who may be experiencing cardiac arrest at this hands-only CPR training class.  Adults and youth over 10 years old may attend.  This workshop is presented by the Summit County Go Red For Women-Passion Committee and supported by the American Heart Association. 

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Main Event Speaker Series Presents Author Thrity Umrigar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   

An evening with Thrity Umrigar -  featuring her brand new novel The Secrets Between Us

The popular writer Thrity Umrigar is the author of seven novels and a memoir, including the national bestselling novel The Space Between Us (2006). A former columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal, Umrigar is now Associate Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

Auditorium doors will open at 6:30pm.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday July 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Rockin' Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-3. Join us as we stop that summer slide by reading a book together each week. Have fun with games and crafts related to each book too.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A History of R&B: Parts I and II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join Bill Brauning, local Pop Culture lecturer, as he presents a history of R&B in two parts.

Part 1:  The Unsung Heroes fo R&B, going back inot the 1940's with early R&B performers like Bessie Smith, Roy Brown, Etta James, Big Momma Thornton and many others.

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Typing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Typing

Are you a hunt and peck typist or would you just like to improve your typing speed? This class will teach you the basics of typing through a series of very basic exercises.  Proper keying position and technique will be stressed.  Participants must bring in a set of headphones (to follow auditory instructions from the computer) or buy an inexpensive set at the Circulation desk in the library.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_hammer 4:00 PM Build It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BUILD IT!

Whether you build by yourself or with a friend, use your imagination to build something with blocks or Legos.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM After Hours: Stranger Things (TEEN) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

After Hours: Stranger Things

(6th – 12th graders)

Friday, July 20, 6:30-8 pm

After the library closes, teens will partake in many 80s themed activities. Permission slips signed by parents and registration are required. Activities include a waffle decorating competition, a Demogorgon survival game, and more. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
Saturday July 21, 2018 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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 board games, Euro games, role-playing games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, chess, 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.

Usually meets the 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
 
anim_butterfly_02 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
   

3D Butterfly

July 21, 10:30 am

Create butterflies by folding and embellishing decorative paper and gluing it to a small canvas creating a 3D piece of art.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance beginning June 30.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306434702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, July 21, August 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences.

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

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

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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@akronlibrary.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
 
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   
   

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

June 2: Geek Out on Stories as part of Geekfest

June 16: Story Time Rocks! Join us for stories about rocks.

July 7: Books with a Beat These rhyming books will put a beat in your feet and a “ta-tum” in your drum.

July 21: Beach Party! Dip your toes in the sand or ride the tide at our totally gnarly beach party.

August 4: Hervé Tullet Art Workshop  

August 18: I Scream for Ice Cream! - Join us for stories and songs about our favorite frozen treats, then make some homemade ice cream in a bag.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Outdoor Lawn Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Outdoor Lawn Games

Saturday, July 21, 11 am

Meet us at the Lakemore Recreation Park on Lakeside Drive for giant lawn games like Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe, giant Twister and Kerplunk.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Third Saturday of each month, June 16, July 21, August 18, 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog, practice your reading skills and make new friends, too!

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306434702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, July 21, August 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Lost City Mystery Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling Mayan mystery inside.  Using objects, clues, puzzles and the power of observation we must make sense of what is in front of us.  Working in teams, put your deduction skills to the test.  Part story, part game, all interactive-join us for an afternoon of fun! Bring a snack to share if you wish.  Recommended for ages 16 and up. No registration required.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Sedona Bracelet Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Come make a Sedona bracelet, which is easy to create and fun to wear.  This technique requires no tools, and many colors will be available to choose from. All materials are provided, along with a handout. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 2:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, June 16, July 21, August 18, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make and Take Potter Potions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Happy Birthday Harry! Select and make 2 potions. Choices are: Felix Feticus, Wolfsbane, Skela-Gro, Polyjuice, and Veritaserum. Potter wear welcome.

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make and Take Potter Potions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Happy Birthday Harry! Select and make 2 potions. Choices are: Felix Feticus, Wolfsbane, Skela-Gro, Polyjuice, and Veritaserum. Potter wear welcome.

    Location: Richfield
Sunday July 22, 2018 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
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Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.  Registration begins Monday, June 18.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_note 10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Music and Movement Mondays
Mondays, June 4-July 23, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby Beats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Baby Beats
Baby Beats is a fun, interactive music program for baby and caregiver.

There are numerous benefits to introducing babies to rhymes, rhythm and music. Music helps a child develop cognitive skills, promote language development as well as assist in improving large motor skills. During the program a variety of music and rhymes will be shared including tradtional children's songs from all cultures and classical music. 
Each session will be followed by group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Jungle Bob Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for Jungle Bob and MORE amazing animals.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.  Registration begins Monday, June 18.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Exercise Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Exercise Course

Mondays June 11- July 30, 12-2 pm

Stay fit this summer with our fun on your own garden exercise program. This summer we will set up different exercise activities out in our reading garden. Fun for the whole family. Can’t make it on Monday’s no problem ask at the desk and we will be happy to set it for you.

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

All ages welcome. Groups, please register in advance for each movie due to limited seating.

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (PG) (90 minutes)

High school students moonlight as ninjas, and fight to defend their island of Ninjago.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Transfer Digital Photos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Transfer Photos [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Transfer Photos [Demo]

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

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_stage1 2:00 PM Marvelous Mondays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Children of All Ages, Mondays at 2 pm

Ankle Biters is an interactive, family-friendly improv show performed by Crooked River Comedy, Northeast Ohio’s premier improv troupe. Each show is completely made up on the spot based on your child’s ideas. Best of all, your child will have a chance to take the stage and be part of the fun! Recommended for children ages 4-94 (and beyond).

    Location: Highland Square
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Musical Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, July 23, 2 pm: GREASE (PG-13)(110 min)

Tuesday, July 24, 2 pm: WEST SIDE STORY (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, July 25, 2 pm: ANNIE (PG)(127 min)

Friday, July 27, 2 pm: THE WIZ (G)(134 min)

Saturday, July 28, 2 pm: HAIRSPRAY (PG)(117 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
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rec_joystick.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MineCraft Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Join us to mine and craft on our multi-plyaer server! No account necessary. Creepers welcome (ages 11 and up).

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_dia 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Teens Do Something! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

This is a great way for students going into 5th through 12th grades to volunteer. We will meet twice a month on Monday from 2:00 to 3:30 pm to do a different type of project. Some of the project we will work on - making busy bags for Akron Children’s Hospital, cards for shut-ins, and jobs around the library.

Please see Miss Sue for more details.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Kenmore Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us to make an easy and fun craft.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Needle Crafting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Second and Fourth Monday evenings of the month, 6pm

Enjoy discussion and share knit and crochet projects.

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

PICTURE FRAME

We're going to make a cloud id picture frame.

Families of all ages, join us for some great crafts.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_usflag 6:30 PM Ohio First Ladies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
 

The State of Ohio is home to seven First Ladies who have made significant contributions to society and the making of a President.  Florence Kling Harding will share interesting and some little-known facts about the ladies who lived in the White House. Come meet Florence and learn about these ladies whose husbands were elected as President of the United States.  Sharon Rae Snowden, Presenter, Women in History.

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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
   

Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun. We'll read books, sing songs, experiment with puppets, learn rhymes, and make music as we learn to play with one another and make new friends.

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years

Tuesdays, June 12- July 31, 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
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, July 3 - July 31, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth to five with a caregiver

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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 registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_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_new_blue 12:00 PM  -  1:30 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 fourth grades are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ears.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Jason Alan Children's Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@gmail.com
   

 

Be amazed at this high energy magic show featuring eye-popping tricks and audience interaction.

Large groups, please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Molecule’s Bing, Bang, Boom Science Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Mr. Molecule’s Bing, Bang, Boom Science Show will help us end a summer of library fun with his exciting and zany show.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Terrific Tuesdays 

Registration Requested.

June 12  Dr. U R Awesome presents fun with science, 1pm

June 19  Outback Ray brings his hands-on education animal show. Two shows, 11 am OR 1pm

June 26  Magician David Anthony, 1pm

July 10  Glow Dance Party with One T Entertainment, 1pm

July 17  The Bubble Lady makes bubbles of all shapes and sizes, 1pm

July 24  Bricks 4 Kidz Lego building fun for everyone, 1pm

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_games 2:00 PM Family Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

There is something for everyone at Family Games! We have board games, card games, and toys for the tots. Feel free to bring in your family's favorites!

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Musical Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, July 23, 2 pm: GREASE (PG-13)(110 min)

Tuesday, July 24, 2 pm: WEST SIDE STORY (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, July 25, 2 pm: ANNIE (PG)(127 min)

Friday, July 27, 2 pm: THE WIZ (G)(134 min)

Saturday, July 28, 2 pm: HAIRSPRAY (PG)(117 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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
   

Program is for students in Kindergarten - 5th grade.

June 12- Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas will share his drawing talents and show us how he draws some of his cartoons.

June 19 – Lindsay Bonilla – Interactive storyteller from World of Difference will share some wonderful stories.

June 26 – Outback Ray will bring some of his amazing animal friends.

July 3-  Bingo

July 10- The magic of David Anthony.     

July 17- Juggler Matt Jergens.

July 24 – Music by a D.J. from One T Entertainment

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_teens 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
   

Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm!

For grades 5 and up. 

Please register in advance.

Snacks may be served at programs. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

July 24 Summer Party!  Enjoy a slice of pizza while playing Wii Games or sing Karaoke as we come to the end of our reading program. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Guitar Lesson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-285-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Lesson

Bring your guitar and join us for an introduction to guitar class with local musician Larry Burns. 

Ages 12 and up can begin registering for this program starting July 10. 

    Location: Norton
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misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays, June 26, July 24 and August 7, 2pm

Grades 3 and up: join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server. Space is limited; registration requested.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Powerpoint 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 1: The Basics

Learn how to create and present slideshow presentations for with PowerPoint 2013. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_note 3:00 PM YA Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Fourth Tuesday of each month.

For ages 14-18. Registration is requested for each date. Refreshments will be served.

World Music Watch - July 24, 3 pm

We will be sampling music from different genres and regions through video streaming. Come and listen; you may discover new favorites. Limited to 15 participants.

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

 Create unique artwork using your favorite song lyrics. Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Needle Arts for All Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Arts for All

Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:30 – 5 pm

June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28

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

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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, July 24, 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
 
ent_note 6:00 PM Vinyl Revival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Vinyl Revival

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_familytree 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Historical newspapers should be a “primary” source for all genealogists. From births to obituaries, estate notices to news stories, newspapers can fill in important details and help to paint a fuller picture of our ancestors’ lives. This class will take a look at accessing newspaper content through a variety of resources, and is presented by the Special Collections Department of the Akron Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM Creature Creator Robotics with Snapology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Program

An interactive introduction to building robots.  

Space is limited.  Please register beginning Monday, July 9.

    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
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga. No mat is needed – stretches are done standing or in a chair. Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 minutes early so that class may begin on time.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday July 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM Wii Just Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 4 and up.

Follow the dance moves of some of your favorite artists.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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, 10:30 am

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Powerpoint 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 2: Notes, Links, & Graphics

Learn how to use PowerPoint’s advanced features to customize your presentations. Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_teens 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM VolunTeen Times 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?  The library needs your help on the following days to assist with summer reading activities.  Assignments will vary and may include stuffing bags for outreach events, cleaning library materials or helping set up and take down for programs.  Contact Miss Kelly at 330.644.7050 or portagelakes@akronlibrary.org to sign up to volunteer.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SERIES for All Ages

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

July 25 The Bubble Lady

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
 
holiday_xmastree 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Christmas in July Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Christmas may be 6 months away, but we’ve got plenty of Christmas Crafts, Holiday Games and Cookies to decorate!  Too hot outside?  Come in and chill with fun selfie props.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club: Black Light Dance Party with One T Entertainment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Black Light Dance Party with One T Entertainment
Wednesday, July 25, 11:30 am
 
Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join us 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!
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 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   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays in July, 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_chefshat 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Family Frolics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Same day - Wednesday. Different time - 12 pm.

CHEF BATTLE!!

Cheer on budding chefs in the fun, interactive cooking show by the Cooking Caravan guys.

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

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

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

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

Children age 3-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and more!  Registration begins Monday, June 18.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT SERIES for All Ages

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

July 25 The Bubble Lady

    Location: Green
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mr. Molecule's Bing, Bang Boom Science Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Have fun and learn about the magic of science. 

    Location: Odom
 
misc_chefshat 2:00 PM Cooking Caravan: Chef Battle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Cooking Caravan comes to our library for a Chef Battle! Two children will be selected as chefs, and the audience will watch them create a dish with surprise ingredients, including a special NatureConnect ingredient grown at the Library. The audience will sample and decide who won the chef battle.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Fun Club: Black Light Dance Party with One T Entertainment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Black Light Dance Party with One T Entertainment
Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 pm
 
Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join us 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!
    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Children's Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a comedian stuck in a magician's shoes - Michael Mage!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs, Wednesdays, June 6 – July 25, 2 pm. Closed on July 4th

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register. 
 

June 6: Outback Ray Learn about cool animals

June 13: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

June 20: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 27: Elec Simon Join us for a stomping, drumming good time!

July 11: David Anthony Don’t miss this unique magic show

July 18: Steel Drum Band Enjoy the cool sounds of the Steel Drum

July 25: Join us for a special Musical Summer Reading Party

 

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Musical Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, July 23, 2 pm: GREASE (PG-13)(110 min)

Tuesday, July 24, 2 pm: WEST SIDE STORY (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, July 25, 2 pm: ANNIE (PG)(127 min)

Friday, July 27, 2 pm: THE WIZ (G)(134 min)

Saturday, July 28, 2 pm: HAIRSPRAY (PG)(117 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sogbety Diamonde Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Wednesdays, 2 pm

June 13:  Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens

June 20:  Origami Storyteller Christine Kallevig

June 27:  The Magic of David Anthony

July 11:  Outback Ray

July 18:  Bubble Lady

July 25:  Sogbety Diamonde 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sam Sapp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:

Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

July 25-  Enjoy the music of Sam Sapp

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_genealogy1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 25, 2-3:30 pm

Historical newspapers should be a “primary” source for all genealogists. From births to obituaries, estate notices to news stories, newspapers can fill in important details and help to paint a fuller picture of our ancestors’ lives. This class will take a look at accessing newspaper content through a variety of resources. (As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.)

Space is limited to 15 participants, so please register in advance Wednesday, May 30.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM 1920s Murder Mystery Dinner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

1920s Murder Mystery Dinner

Wednesday, July 25, 6 pm

Have you always dreamed of being a detective? Are you fascinated with the Roarin’ Twenties? Come out to our branch to solve a most mysterious murder while enjoying dinner with friends and family in this multi-generational teen/adult program.

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

Children age 0-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes and more!  Registration begins Monday, June 18.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
office_dollarsign 6:00 PM Shopping at the Stores (Couponing pt. 2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SHOPPING AT THE STORES

Dive into the world of coupons! During this class, blogger, Rachel Krych, dives deeper into the world of couponing. She'll share tips on how to maximize your savings at specific stores as well as how to use money saving apps. Taking the first class, Couponing 101, is recommended but not mandatory.

Please register in advance.

 

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

SLEEP LIKE A BABY by Charlaine Harris

Title: Sleep Like a Baby (Aurora Teagarden Series #10), Author: Charlaine Harris

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

Group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm.

No sign-up is required.  Refreshments are served.  Join us for some crime solving with other mysery lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday July 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, June 7 – July 26, 10:15 am

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Fun Story time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

For ages 3-5 with a caretaker.

Each week we will share stories, song, movement and a special activity in an hour of fun

    Location: Odom
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

With luck we’ll be able to play in the reading garden.

 
    Location: Green
 
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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, July 26, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Thursdays, June 7-28, July 12-26, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_camera 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Momtography: Beginners/Intermediate Photo Editing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Momtography: Beginners and Intermediate class on Photo Editing, Session 4

Newly added!  Exposure to using Adobe Photoshop. Bring a flash drive with images on it. Hands on class offered by Pixure This! Studio.  Please register for this class. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paint and Play in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paint and Play in the Garden

Thursdays: June 14, July 26, and August 16 10:30-11:30

Come and enjoy a morning of messy fun. At each session we will explore different techniques for painting. We will paint with different tools, hands, fingers, and feet too. Please dress to get messy, weather permitting our paint activities will take place out in the garden. Fun for all ages.

 

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

July 26 Smart Moves: Creative moving and playing to shake those wiggles out!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_piano 1:00 PM Family Fun Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Sam Sapp - Songs and "Tails" from the Woods

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Reading Rocks!  Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers.

The following special event will be held at the Springfield Township Lakefront Park Pavilion:

July 26, 1 pm, Outback Ray, amazing, exotic animals for your family to see and learn all about.

Sign up for a library card at these special events.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Color Me Happy! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Color Me Happy!

Thursdays, June 21, July 26 and August 23, 1 pm

Anyone can color!  Adult coloring is all the rage and it’s a great, fun way to combat stress, promote mindfulness and express your creativity.  Join us to experience this relaxing pastime.  Coloring pages, colored pencils and refreshments provided. 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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@akronlibrary.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.

July 26- The BFG

 

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Mulan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Illusionist David Anthony Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@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.
 
July 26: Illusionist David Anthony
 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movie for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come cool off in the Community Room and watch a movie and eat popcorn! The movie will be announced at the beginning of the week on our whiteboard.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_new_blue 2:00 PM Teen Mini Makerspace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

Program is for students going into 5th grade and up.

  • June 7 We are using wool to create a felted emoji keyring.
  • June 14 Come & do some sandpaper printing.
  • June 21 Adam Pate associate will demonstrate and teach us how to do Caricatures
  • June 28 6th Annual Paper Airplane Races! Come race your designs against other worthy opponents.
  • July 5 Create a beach chair to hold your phone.
  • July 12 We’re constructing a duct tape pencil case.
  • July 19 Duct tape is the medium again. Come and make a geometric planter.
  • July 26 How good is your memory? Come play book cover memory.
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jammin' Jumpers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

This group of talented jump ropers will give you  a demonstration followed by a group workshop to help you improve your jump roping skills.  Geared for school aged kids.

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Powerpoint 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 3: Advanced Features

Advanced features covered include photo album shows, automation, animation, more with backgrounds, charts, and other miscellaneous items. Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Android Phone/Tablet – Demo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Get a front row seat for a tour of the Android operating system.  Learn about Settings, Play Store, the camera, and more.  Bring some questions of your own, too.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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, July 26, 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.

JOY OF COOKING by Irma S. Rombauer

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
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elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Android Devices [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Android Phone/Tablet [Demo]

Get a front row seat for a tour of the Android operating system. Learn about Settings, Play Store, the camera, and more. Bring some questions of your own too.

 

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
anim_starfish 6:30 PM Coastal Ornament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Craft 
 

The beach in a glass.  This craft is the perfect way to get your beach fix and create a new decoration for your home.  

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 12.

 
    Location: Green
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: A Quiet Place Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters that hunt by sound. Highly acclaimed horror film starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Rated PG-13. 90 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
   

Psychiatrists are supposed to help patients, but what happens when their patients commit murder?  Are the Psychiatrists to blame?  Read one, read all, your choice.

A DEADLY AFFECTION by Cuyler Overholt

DIRTY SECRETS CLUB by Meg Gardiner

NIGHT BIRD by Brian Freeman

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book_red 6:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

June 28                                        ORPHAN’S TALE by Pam Jenoff

July 26                                          ELIGIBLE, Curtis Sittenfeld

August 23                                     WOMEN IN THE CASTLE, Jessica Shattuck

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM Quintessential Jack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

QUINTESSENTIAL JACK:  THE ART OF JACK NICHOLSON

Author Scott Edwards discusses his recent book, a film viewers’ guide chronicling the career of three-time Academy Award-winning actor Jack Nicholson.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Rockin' Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-3. Join us as we stop that summer slide by reading a book together each week. Have fun with games and crafts related to each book too.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Musical Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, July 23, 2 pm: GREASE (PG-13)(110 min)

Tuesday, July 24, 2 pm: WEST SIDE STORY (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, July 25, 2 pm: ANNIE (PG)(127 min)

Friday, July 27, 2 pm: THE WIZ (G)(134 min)

Saturday, July 28, 2 pm: HAIRSPRAY (PG)(117 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Publisher:  The Basics

Create business cards, greeting cards, flyers, and more! Learn the basics of creating professional looking publications with Publisher 2013, Microsoft’s desktop publishing program.  Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
Saturday July 28, 2018 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 fourth Saturday each month.  Pick up a craft all day while supplies last.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none Mind, Body & Sole - Take a Hike! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Take a Hike!

Monday, June 4 through Saturday, July 28

Summer reading is here!  Explore the connections between movement, nature, and literature with a Hiking Pack!  Hiking Packs will be available for daily checkout from June 4 through July 28.  The packs include a map of the local trails, a field guide to one of the following: Ohio trees and flowers, Ohio birds, or Ohio Wildlife, a Ziploc bag for your found treasures, a composition book, colored pencils, and crayons to document your adventure.  Get some of those movement requirements in and grab a pack and go!

Hikers are encouraged to use the journal to document their adventures and express their creativity. You can leave your journal writings/drawings to inspire others, or take the pages with you.  Packs and the materials inside are to be returned to the library on the same day so others can check them out. Share your adventures by posting pictures to Instagram using the hashtag #slhikes.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
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misc_familytree 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM DNA and Genetic Genealogy Featuring CeCe Moore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

DNA and Genetic Genealogy Featuring CeCe Moore

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society are pleased to present this program featuring CeCe Moore. CeCe is an independent professional genetic genealogist and media consultant who is considered an innovator in the use of DNA for genealogy and unknown parentage research. She has been the genetic genealogy expert and scriptwriter for the PBS Television documentary series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. since 2013. She is the founder of The DNA Detectives, the co-founder of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy and, as a leading educator in her field, she is an instructor for a number of courses and conferences throughout North America.

CeCe collaborates regularly with ABC’s 20/20, showcasing her cutting-edge work reuniting individuals of unknown parentage with biological relatives through genetic genealogy. She has also appeared as a genetic genealogy expert on CBS This Morning, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Sunday Today with Willie Geist, The Doctors and Finding Your Roots. 

Program Schedule:

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

9:45 – 10:45   The Power of DNA: Genetic Genealogy Basics
Understanding the basics of the four types of DNA and three types of genetic genealogy tests is essential to successfully applying genetic genealogy to furthering your research. Explore the power of DNA to discover more about genealogy and extend family tree branches. This presentation helps to lay the foundation for genealogists interested in adding genetic genealogy to their skill set.

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15  Who Am I: Exploring Ethnicity Estimates
Addressing the question of “Who am I?” through DNA testing that provides ethnicity percentages is becoming a popular research tool for genealogists and even a pastime for the general public. It is important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of this aspect of DNA testing and the reasons behind them. Attendees will learn how to better interpret and analyze these results and what they can and cannot tell you about your family tree.

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30     I Have My Results, Now What?
Receiving your DNA results can be overwhelming and leave you wondering what to do next. We will discuss how to navigate the sites, interpret the results from the three major companies, understand key genetic genealogy terms and the steps to determining the relationships with your DNA cousins.

2:30 – 3:00     Break

3:00 – 4:00     Breaking Through Genealogical Brick Walls with DNA
Genetic genealogy has tremendous potential for resolving age-old genealogical questions and extending our pedigrees. Learn how to use your DNA results to enhance your documentary research. We will explore the most successful techniques for identifying your lost ancestors.

The program will take place in Main Library Auditorium on the High Street Level of Main Library and is free and open to the public. Parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. 

To register or for more information, contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dogs is waiting for you!

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 1:00 PM Stone Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Bea Richardson to create a lovely stone bracelet. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 to register. Registration begins July 2nd.

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Drive-in Car Rally Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Families can join us at the library drive-in to create their very own cardboard box cars, then enjoy some short movies! Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Musical Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, July 23, 2 pm: GREASE (PG-13)(110 min)

Tuesday, July 24, 2 pm: WEST SIDE STORY (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, July 25, 2 pm: ANNIE (PG)(127 min)

Friday, July 27, 2 pm: THE WIZ (G)(134 min)

Saturday, July 28, 2 pm: HAIRSPRAY (PG)(117 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday July 29, 2018 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM VolunTEEN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12. 

Have fun and earn service hours for school helping with our summer reading program carnival. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the program. Registration requested beginning June 1.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.  Registration begins Monday, June 18.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga With Nirvana Yoga Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Fun Mondays

 

Yoga with Nirvana Yoga Studio

July 30 and August 6, 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4 and up, join us for an hour of yoga fun,  followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel, please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.  Parents are welcome to participate in our yoga practice too.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby Beats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadage   330.633.4345   
   

Baby Beats
Baby Beats is a fun, interactive music program for baby and caregiver.

There are numerous benefits to introducing babies to rhymes, rhythm and music. Music helps a child develop cognitive skills, promote language development as well as assist in improving large motor skills. During the program a variety of music and rhymes will be shared including tradtional children's songs from all cultures and classical music. 
Each session will be followed by group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_none 11:00 AM Carnival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for the Carnival with games, crafts, a fun photo op and a sweet treat.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.  Registration begins Monday, June 18.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Exercise Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Exercise Course

Mondays June 11- July 30, 12-2 pm

Stay fit this summer with our fun on your own garden exercise program. This summer we will set up different exercise activities out in our reading garden. Fun for the whole family. Can’t make it on Monday’s no problem ask at the desk and we will be happy to set it for you.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Interactive Musical Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Interactive Musical Monday

Mondays, June 25, July 30, 2 pm

Enjoy the magic of musicals by not only watching the movie but interacting using props and prompts. Popcorn will be provided and singing along is encouraged.

 

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

All ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM Streaming TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Streaming TV: Or How to Turn your "Dumb" TV into a "Smart" TV

Cord cutting refers to cancelling traditional cable subscriptions and opting for streaming options instead. Come learn about what those streaming options are and how to cut the cord.

Note: This is a demonstration and not a hands-on computer class.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Streaming TV [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Streaming TV: Or How to Turn Your “Dumb” TV Into a Smart TV [Demo]

Streaming TV refers to getting television and movies via the Internet. These services can replace – or add on to – your existing cable service. Come learn about some of the many streaming options available and see a demonstration of what a streaming TV setup looks like. Note: this is a demonstration and not a hands-on computer class.

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Word 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Meditation 

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 31, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years

Tuesdays, June 12- July 31, 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
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, July 3 - July 31, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth to five with a caregiver

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Story Hour Picnic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

Family Story Hour Picnic

Tuesday July 31, immediately following Story Hour

Please consider staying after story hour for a picnic. Please bring your own sandwiches and a picnic blanket. We will provide Lemonade, fruit, and munchies. This is a fun and relaxing way to wrap up a summer of fun. In the event of rain, we will enjoy an indoor picnic instead.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_new_blue 12:00 PM  -  1:30 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 fourth grades are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ears.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book_quill 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_pirate_flag.GIF 6:00 PM Pirates: Fact or Fantasy? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Captain Blade and the Pirates of the Rusty Cutlass lead us on a high-sea adventure discussing pirate facts, lore and legend while showcasing unique pirate treasures.  Presented in full costume and character, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind entertaining history lesson!   Appropriate for ages 12 and up.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:00 PM What’s Cookin’ – Cool Treats to Beat the Heat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 31, 6 pm

Join Tonya and Nathan and sample some dessert dips, no-bake cookies, and smoothies. These recipes are sure to keep you cool this summer.

Class size is limited to 25 adult/teen (16 & over) participants.

Registration begins Tuesday, July 3.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Zumba Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Coral Abel from Dance Abel Studios for an exciting Zumba class! Zumba is a great way to lose weight, improve coordination, gain self-esteem, and feel happy. Beginners are welcome. Please register for this program by calling 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_bee.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Beginning Beekeeping Essentials for the First Year Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Have you considered having a beehive & wondered what is involved? Gaughan Bee Dancin' will present information about local ordinances, beehive placement, installing a package of bees, feeding & conducting hive inspections. A beehive & tools used to care for the bees will be demonstrated. There will be 15 minutes for a question and answer period after the presentation for anyone interested.

    Location: Highland Square
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Word 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
Wednesday August 1, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 Read It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Book Club to Go

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.

 

August THE ORPHAN’S TALE by Pam Jenoff

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_red Tallmadge Tribe Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tallmadge Tribe Book Club

A book club for the busy family. 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.
Pick them up any time during the month.

August - HOLES by Louis Sachar

    Location: Tallmadge
Wednesday August 1, 2018 -  Friday August 31, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Club on the Run

THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn

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

 

    Location: Firestone Park
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Wednesday August 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Mysteries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club

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

August's Title - HOME by Harlan Coben

    Location: Richfield
 
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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Coffee & Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Movies on the Moon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Blast off into outer space! Children ages 3-8 with an adult caregiver will have a chance to create a cardboard rocket ship and watch a family friendly movie. Preregister to guarantee a rocket ship!  Registration begins Monday, June 18.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Discussion Club

Wednesday, June 6, August 1, 1:30 pm

This meeting will be devoted to discussing genres and titles of interest to participants and to scheduling future meetings.  Come share your ideas and have a cuppa.

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

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

August's TitleA GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Word 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:30 PM DIY: Puzzle Piece Coasters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PUZZLE PIECE COASTERS

Make coasters for the home that are decorated with puzzle pieces for a truly unique look.

Registration is suggested, as this class is limited to fifteen participants.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 pm

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by David McCullough

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chair Yoga with Nancy Hayes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Chair Yoga is a gentle yoga class that is perfect for those who are unable to get up and down off the floor comfortably. Yoga postures will be done seated in a chair or standing, using the chair to help with support and balance. As a result, with the help of a chair anyone can practice yoga with the same benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility and strength. People of every age, ability, strength, or experience level are welcome to try this Chair Yoga session. Please call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Inspiration Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
Thursday August 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

With luck we’ll be able to play in the reading garden.

 
    Location: Green
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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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 2, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    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, 10:30 am

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

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

August 2- Dog Who Saved Summer

 

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Despicable Me 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_knitting 3:00 PM Knit and Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Knit and Crochet Club

Do you love to knit or crochet? Want to learn? Join us for the sharing of ideas and instruction.
Basic supplies provided to get you started.

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Arabic Culinary Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Arabic cultural expert Alia Almashni presents an interactive program on healthy Middle Eastern snacks and demonstrates how to prepare a delicious recipe from scratch.  Attendees will be able to participate in the making of a classic Middle Eastern dish such as hummus or baba ganoush and sample the results.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Seed Sharing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Michele McNeal will be here discussing seed sharing and its benefits.  Take advantage of this unique presentation and get ready, as the Akron Summit County Public Library’s seed sharing library will be visiting the Norton Branch in August and September!

    Location: Norton
 
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? Put your skills to the test and team up with a partner or work with a group to see who can complete a new puzzle the fastest.  Bring a challenging puzzle to trade with another team. No registration necessary.

 

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

MS Word, Part 4

 

 

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Family History First Thursdays   

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

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    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Kindergarten Readiness Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Kindergarten Readiness Day

(Kindergarteners)

Thursday, August 2, 6:30 pm

Kindergarten is right around the corner! Are you ready? Come to the library for stories, games, resources for parents, and important information to help your child be ready for school.

 

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
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ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Love, Simon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Closeted gay teenager Simon tries to balance his friends and family while pursuing the identity of the anonymous classmate he has fallen for online. Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Katherine Langford. Rated PG-13. 110 min

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_microphone1 Andi Lawrencovna Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

AUTHOR ANDI LAWRENCOVNA

This local author will discuss her recent “Charming” fantasy fiction series plus writing and the publishing experience.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday August 3, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Curio Workshop- Make Stickers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone Workshop: Silhouette Curio | Make Stickers

Did you know that the Library has a Silhouette Curio that you can use for free? It’s a crafters dream! Come to this hands-on workshop and learn how to create a file and color, etch and/or cut it out using this extremely versatile machine. Registration required. Call 330.643.9145.

 
Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Move It or Lose It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Move It or Lose It

Fridays, 2 pm

August 3, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance

August 10, Mature Muscles Yoga

August 17, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance

August 24, Mature Muscles Yoga

August 31, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance

Presented by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, Build A Body Personal Training.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing (sweatpants, t-shirts, tennis shoes) and bring a towel and water bottle.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance beginning July 13.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A History of R&B: Parts I and II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join Bill Brauning, local Pop Culture lecturer, as he presents a history of R&B in two parts.

Part 2:  R&B performers of the 1950's and 60's.  This will cover artists from Doo Wop, Funk, Soul, and Motown like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Supremes, James Brown and more.

    Location: Odom
 
food_tomato 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Urban Homesteading: A Modern Approach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

The Main Libraries Atrium will become an exposition of homestead skills and off-grid living by people practicing these in our community.  Learn about Urban farming, food preservation, composting, bee keeping, quilting, hydroponics, chicken farming, spinning, and so much more.  Join us and start connecting with the foods you eat and the world you live in.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 4, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow crafters for daylong fun. Bring your own supplies. Come for an hour or the entire day.

No experience necessary – all crafts welcome!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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@akronlibrary.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: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in African American Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in African American Genealogy

Do you want to trace your African American family tree? Not sure how or where to begin? The Special Collections Division presents a two-hour class for genealogy beginners who have a specific interest in African American ancestral research. You’ll learn genealogy research methods, tips and tools for getting organized, common sources used by genealogists, resources specific to African Americans, and challenges in researching African American ancestors.

This class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
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   
   

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

June 2: Geek Out on Stories as part of Geekfest

June 16: Story Time Rocks! Join us for stories about rocks.

July 7: Books with a Beat These rhyming books will put a beat in your feet and a “ta-tum” in your drum.

July 21: Beach Party! Dip your toes in the sand or ride the tide at our totally gnarly beach party.

August 4: Hervé Tullet Art Workshop  

August 18: I Scream for Ice Cream! - Join us for stories and songs about our favorite frozen treats, then make some homemade ice cream in a bag.

 

    Location: Main Library
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rec_yoga 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Racing Through the Holy-Land:9000 years in nine days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

If you are curious about modern-day Israel and its Biblical history, please join us for this exciting program. Karen Eckert will share her experience when she traveled to Israel. She discusses the country’s history, archaeology and modern-day facts as it relates to a Biblical context. Visit another country while visiting your library. Please call the branch to register.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Have You Been Convicted of a Felony? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

What should you say when an employer asks, “Have you been convicted of a felony? If yes, explain.” In this Reentry in Motion program, the film Tough Question, Straight Answers: Disclosing Your Criminal Record to an Employer, will explain how to discuss one’s record honestly. The film includes returning citizens, employers, and others who discuss their views, and reveal what does and doesn’t work. Reentry information provided. Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 5, 2018 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 6, 2018 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   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_dance2 10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Yoga Play
Mondays in August, 10:30 am

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

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

Yoga Fun Mondays

 

Yoga with Nirvana Yoga Studio

July 30 and August 6, 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4 and up, join us for an hour of yoga fun,  followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel, please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.  Parents are welcome to participate in our yoga practice too.

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For babies 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_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby Beats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadage   330.633.4345   
   

Baby Beats
Baby Beats is a fun, interactive music program for baby and caregiver.

There are numerous benefits to introducing babies to rhymes, rhythm and music. Music helps a child develop cognitive skills, promote language development as well as assist in improving large motor skills. During the program a variety of music and rhymes will be shared including tradtional children's songs from all cultures and classical music. 
Each session will be followed by group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Introduction to Exercise Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Lisa J. Kelleman-McClain, CPT, of Build A Body Personal Training.  Ms. Kelleman-McClain will introduce us to some beginning exercise movements and how to do them safely.

Registration begins Monday, July 16, 2018.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_dia 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Teens Do Something! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

This is a great way for students going into 5th through 12th grades to volunteer. We will meet twice a month on Monday from 2:00 to 3:30 pm to do a different type of project. Some of the project we will work on - making busy bags for Akron Children’s Hospital, cards for shut-ins, and jobs around the library.

Please see Miss Sue for more details.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Inventors and entrepreneurs, sign up for a free one on one 20-minute session with a registered patent attorney. Get answers to Intellectual Property-related questions such as "Do I need to sign a licensing agreement to produce my invention?" or "Should I apply for trademark protection or a design patent?" or "How much of my invention will a utility patent protect?"

Appointment times are limited and must be scheduled in advance. Sign-ups begin 30 days before event. Contact the Science & Technology Division to make your appointment for this unique opportunity. Please note: come to the Science & Technology Division to begin your session.

    Location: Main Library
 
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   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion - H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald

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

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

Introduction to Meditation 

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday August 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Tuesdays in June and August, 10:30 am

For children and their grown-ups. You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books and movement activities with your young learner that will help her to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day! Miss Brooke looks forward to seeing you.

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

Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Enchanted Story Land Forest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Enchanted Story Land Forest

Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 am

Become part of the story and join in an interactive scavenger hunt. This morning the Carter-Pedigo Trail will transform into an Enchanted Story Land Forest. The trail will be packed with our favorite characters and villains from classic children’s fairy tales and nursery rhymes.  Participants will encounter the Big Bad Wolf, escape a witch, dodge a giant and outsmart a troll. Participants will locate a lost shoe, a naughty girl with golden hair, and catch a runaway cookie. These are a few of the adventures that will take place on the trail.

Please note the trail is not very stroller friendly. Sandals are not recommended, as the trail is made of crushed limestone. Please dress for the weather, sunscreen and bug spray recommended. The trail head is located on the east side of the library parking lot. Scavenger Hunt trinkets will be available for the first 125 children to participate. Rain Date Tuesday, August 14 10:30 am

    Location: Richfield
 
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
 
lib_dia 12:30 PM Color It So Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

First Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm

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, markers, and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings.

Large groups, please call ahead with the number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays, June 26, July 24 and August 7, 2pm

Grades 3 and up: join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server. Space is limited; registration requested.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Concert & Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 7, 6 pm – 9 pm

Join us for our annual celebration at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON BIG BAND for the 15th anniversary of our building.  This is also the National Night Out Against Crime and will include activities supporting that initiative in collaboration with the City of Akron.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teens

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

    Location: Green
 
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.

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 8, 2018 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, 10:30 am

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
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food_cupcake.GIF 3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKIES & CONVERSATION

Talk about what’s going on your life, school, town or the world. We’ll discuss philosophy, current events or whatever is on the groups mind. And remember, we will have cookies! All ages welcome.

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

Adult Program

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

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Food and Wellness: Healthy Food Preparation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join University of Akron Senior Dietetics Student Lily Kuzmik to learn tricks and tips to cook healthier meals and get tips for revamping your pantry and fridge.  Enjoy a discussion about mindful eating with a busy schedule including a small tasting sample.

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday August 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary,org
   

Enjoy 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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 9, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Snack and play in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Snack and Play in the Garden

Thursdays: June 7 and 21, July 5 am 19, August 9, 10:30-11:30 am

Enjoy a relaxing morning playing in the garden. Snacks will be provided. Fun for all ages.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Parachute Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PARACHUTE PLAY

We will use music and movement to play with the parachute.  

Toddler parachute play is for ages 2-5. 

    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   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, dot-to-dots, 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.

Large groups, please call ahead with the number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Aladdin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

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

SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See

Title: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Author: Lisa See

Read, discuss, and explore with our Coffee & Converation Group.  We welcome and encourage adult readers to join our ongoing book discussions.  We read an eclectic range of titles, both fiction and nonfiction, selected by the individual readers.

Second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

No sign-up is required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some adult discussion with other book lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Streaming TV: Or How to Turn your “Dumb” TV into a Smart TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Cord cutting refers to canceling traditional cable subscriptions and opting for streaming options instead. Come learn about what those streaming options are and how to cut the cord.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_golfclub 3:00 PM Tween Scene Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Second Thursday of each month, 3 pm

For ages 9-13. Registration is requested for each date.  Refreshments will be served.

Library Mini Golf - August 9

Library spaces can also be used as interesting golf courses.  Join us as we play a round of mini golf in a tucked-away corner in the library.

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Irving Berlin and the Great American Songbook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Local expert Gene Kiefer delivers a multimedia presentation on American composer and lyricist Irving Berlin.  Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, Irving Berlin created music that forms a large part of the Great American songbook.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Ready Player One Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Columbus, Ohio 2045: gamers compete to win ownership of a virtual reality empire. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn and Simon Pegg. Rated PG-13. 140 min

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM Vintage Cleveland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

VINTAGE CLEVELAND

This presentation offers a tour of the city in days of yore, covering such prominent Cleveland landmarks as Public Square, the waterfront, Euclid Avenue, the Detroit-Superior Bridge subway, area amusement parks, and historic food markets.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday August 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friday Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

August Movie - My Fair Lady with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison

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    Location: Richfield
Saturday August 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Odom Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch   330-434-8726   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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food_grocery 11:00 AM 5-Star Meals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

5-STAR MEALS

Fun interactive program for children and parents to get lunch, snack, and breakfast ideas just in time for school. Learn how kids can earn passport stickers and receive a special Star Power award. This program is presented by Heinen’s Grocery Stores.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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   
   

Paws for Reading
The Second Saturday of each month, (June 9, July 14, Aug 11) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

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
 
school_chemistry2 1:00 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Let out some steam as we explore a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Silly sciences experiments and hands on activities will entertain all ages. No registration necessary.

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturday, August 11,  2 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
 
    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 12, 2018 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 Book Club on the Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

June's selection: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_dance2 10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Yoga Play
Mondays in August, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For babies 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_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby Beats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadage   330.633.4345   
   

Baby Beats
Baby Beats is a fun, interactive music program for baby and caregiver.

There are numerous benefits to introducing babies to rhymes, rhythm and music. Music helps a child develop cognitive skills, promote language development as well as assist in improving large motor skills. During the program a variety of music and rhymes will be shared including tradtional children's songs from all cultures and classical music. 
Each session will be followed by group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
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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. No registration necessary.

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

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

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

THE GERMAN GIRL by Armando Lucas Correa

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

QUENTINS by Maeve Binchy

Title: Quentins, Author: Maeve Binchy

No sign-up required.  Refreshments will be served.  Come and meet with other adults who like to read and discuss lighter fiction.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 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   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
August 13,  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
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@gmail.com
   

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 each month.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Needle Crafting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Second and Fourth Monday evenings of the month, 6pm

Enjoy discussion and share knit and crochet projects.

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

GLOW IN THE DARK MOON MOBILE

Come in and make a glow in the dark moon mobile.

Families of all ages, join us for some great crafts.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM End of Summer Concert and Games with 7 Mile Isle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the end of summer with 7 Mile Isle steel drum duo.  While enjoying the calypso and soca sounds of Trinidad and Tobago, join us for outdoor games and light refreshments (in case of rain we will meet in the community room). Fun for the whole family!

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday August 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM Adult and Teen Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Forever Young: Book Discussion

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

Books will be available at the branch mid-July.

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

Tuesdays in June and August, 10:30 am

For children and their grown-ups. You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books and movement activities with your young learner that will help her to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day! Miss Brooke looks forward to seeing you.

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

Tuesday, August 14, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    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   
   

A Time to Play

Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  This summer we will celebrate how “Libraries Rock!” Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their families.  Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.      

June 12: We Will Rock You! “Rock out” and learn through music this month. Participate in music and movement activities from Bach to Rock. 

July 10: Rock On! Preschoolers love collecting rocks and learning about them. This month we will combine science, math, literacy and art as we explore and study rocks, and tell stone stories.  

August 14: School of Rock Get ready for school and learning success at this month’s playtime. We’ll focus on readiness skills such as rhyming, pre-math games, and social development strategies. 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Garden Picking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrar.org
   

Garden Picking

Tuesday, August 14, 10:30-11:30 am

Come and pick veggies our Story Hour Gardeners have grown.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Why hope? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

How can inmates and returning citizens keep hope alive when they seem to face a hopeless situation? Offenders’ reaction to the correctional experience typically include terror, isolation, alienation, hostility, acute depression, emotional instability, anger, rage, and the ultimate soul-killer, hopelessness. The hard-hitting program, Why Bother? Finding the Will to Go On, helps returning individuals constructively answer the question, “Why bother? Why try? Why hope? Why change? Its message is very clear: Life is worth living when you have hopes and dreams to pursue. Includes reentry resources. Room 1.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_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
 
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 August, we will discuss NAPOLEON'S LAST ISLAND by Thomas Keneally.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Needle Arts for All Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Arts for All

Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:30 – 5 pm

June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28

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

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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, August 14, 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
 
elect_computer1 5:00 PM Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Computer Mini-Clinics
Come in and we'll try to help you with your computer questions.
Registration requested.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stitch Clique Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

STITCH CLIQUE

Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and yarn and stitch the evening away. Join us for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and more.

Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Campfire Outdoor Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Campfire Outdoor Story Time
Second Tuesday night of each month, 6:30 pm
June 12, July 10, August 14

Meet in the Children's Library

Enjoy a special family story time in the library amphitheater on Main St. with stories, songs, a craft, and a snack. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Program will be held in the Children’s Program Room in cases of inclement weather.

    Location: Main Library
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anim_owl 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Wonderful World of Ohio Owls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

This program presents information about species descriptions, natural history, behavior and research on Ohio owl species.  Tips are given on to how to hopefully search for and find owls in and around where you live.  This program is presented by Judy Semroc, a conservation specialist with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

    Location: Highland Square
Wednesday August 15, 2018 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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_flower02 11:00 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us Wednesday mornings to spend some time outside, listen to a story, discover what is blooming in our reading garden and create a family friendly craft.  No registration necessary. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Relieve Stress with Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Listen to relaxing music and color with friends, family, or our community. All supplies are provided.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Lovers @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & Audio-Visual   330 643-9015   jhersh@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Or do you want to learn how? Join us every third Wednesday for Yarn Lovers @ the Library. We meet in the conveniently located Stray Dog Cafe at Main Library. Drop by for the entire two hours, or at any time between 12-2 pm. Bring your own lunch, or purchase at the Stray Dog Cafe. You're welcome to bring a current project to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

    Location: Main Library
 
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 20 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI by David Grann

July 18 THE BLESSING WAY by Tony Hillerman

August 15 THE FIX by David Baldacci 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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 August, we will discuss HELLO, SUNSHINE by Laura Dave.

    Location: Green
 
lib_book_pencil 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 environment.

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday August 16, 2018 Go To Top
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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 16, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paint and Play in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paint and Play in the Garden

Thursdays: June 14, July 26, and August 16 10:30-11:30

Come and enjoy a morning of messy fun. At each session we will explore different techniques for painting. We will paint with different tools, hands, fingers, and feet too. Please dress to get messy, weather permitting our paint activities will take place out in the garden. Fun for all ages.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM Yoga for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA FOR KIDS

Join Nirvana Yoga for yoga fun!  Program is for ages 2-7.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Back to School Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Back to School Breakfast
Thursday, August 16, 11:30 am
Grades K-6
Summer was fun, but school is great! It's a back to school breakfast, so don't be late!
Stop in to celebrate the exciting start to a new school year with Ms. Erica and Ms. Megan!
We will have a special breakfast treat provided by Sylvan Learning Center, and other games, crafts, and activities to get you ready for a wonderful year of learning. Registration is requested
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Take a break from your busy day and visit the library to relax and de-stress.  Coloring pages, colored pencils, and refreshments will be provided.  These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Coloring Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. This program is great for any skill level. No registration required.

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Lego Batman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main - Film Noir Classic: The Big Steal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Falsely accused of robbery, an Army lieutenant embarks on a frantic chase to catch the real culprit. Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and William Bendix. 71 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Saturday August 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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 board games, Euro games, role-playing games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, chess, 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.

Usually meets the 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
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306434702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, July 21, August 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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@akronlibrary.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: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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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   
   

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

June 2: Geek Out on Stories as part of Geekfest

June 16: Story Time Rocks! Join us for stories about rocks.

July 7: Books with a Beat These rhyming books will put a beat in your feet and a “ta-tum” in your drum.

July 21: Beach Party! Dip your toes in the sand or ride the tide at our totally gnarly beach party.

August 4: Hervé Tullet Art Workshop  

August 18: I Scream for Ice Cream! - Join us for stories and songs about our favorite frozen treats, then make some homemade ice cream in a bag.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Third Saturday of each month, June 16, July 21, August 18, 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog, practice your reading skills and make new friends, too!

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306434702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, July 21, August 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
food_ice cream cone 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Back to School Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@gmail.com
   

Saturday, August 18, 1-3 pm

Let’s all scream for ice cream!  Join us for an end-of-the-summer, back-to-school party. We will have toppings available for you to customize your icy treat and fun games to play.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 2:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, June 16, July 21, August 18, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
Sunday August 19, 2018 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 20, 2018 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   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_dance2 10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Yoga Play
Mondays in August, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For babies 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_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby Beats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadage   330.633.4345   
   

Baby Beats
Baby Beats is a fun, interactive music program for baby and caregiver.

There are numerous benefits to introducing babies to rhymes, rhythm and music. Music helps a child develop cognitive skills, promote language development as well as assist in improving large motor skills. During the program a variety of music and rhymes will be shared including tradtional children's songs from all cultures and classical music. 
Each session will be followed by group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Grades 6-12.   Help plan Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library Teen programs and help design the Teen Area.  Whether you want to work on cool projects or just need volunteer hours for school, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be.  It looks great on a resume, too.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM Messy Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BLOW DART PAINTING

Join us for some messy fun! (remember to wear some old clothes, you may get messy)

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none 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   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!
 
August 20: Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
 
 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
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 6 and up! Join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection. 

This is a child led program.

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

Introduction to Meditation 

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday August 21, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Tuesdays in June and August, 10:30 am

For children and their grown-ups. You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books and movement activities with your young learner that will help her to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day! Miss Brooke looks forward to seeing you.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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 1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk. 

August 21- News of the World by Paulette Jiles

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    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Back to School Bash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Celebrate the start of a new school year by decorating school supplies and enjoying a snack.  Please register in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the branch.  This program is intended for teens and tweens ages 10-18. 

    Location: Odom
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   Norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dog is waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen/Tween Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Third Tuesday of each month, 4:30-6 pm

Join our advisory board just for teens and tweens, ages 9-18. We will meet to brainstorm ideas and/or decorate the Teen/Tween Space. Come make your voice heard! Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Book Buzz at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group

3rd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

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

June 19 DUST BOWL GIRLS: THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE TEAM THAT BARNSTORMED ITS WAY TO BASKETBALL GLORY by Lydia Reeder

July 17 THE RADIUM GIRLS: THE DARK STORY OF AMERICA’S SHINING WOMEN by Kate Moore 

August 21 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI by David Grann 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_familytree 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Getting Started in Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Join the Special Collections Division of the Akron Summit County Public Library for an introduction to genealogy for new family historians. This class includes an overview of genealogical sources available at the library, suggestions for getting started, and tips for organizing your research.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookshelf 6:30 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

Was the book or the movie better?  And why is it a classic anyway?  Find out as we discuss it over dessert.  Didn't like the book?  Sometimes it's even more fun to discuss that way.

For the month of August, we will discuss THE YELLOW WALL-PAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

 

    Location: Green
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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
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga. No mat is needed – stretches are done standing or in a chair. Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 minutes early so that class may begin on time.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday August 22, 2018 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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_genealogy1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 22, 2-3:30 pm

With over 10,000 databases and billions of images, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource-and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches. (As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.)

Each session is limited to 15 participants, so please register in advance for each class, beginning Wednesday, May 30.

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

READER'S CHOICE of a Keith McCafferty mystery

Title: The Gray Ghost Murders (Sean Stranahan Series #2), Author: Keith McCaffertyTitle: The Royal Wulff Murders (Sean Stranahan Series #1), Author: Keith McCaffertyTitle: Dead Man's Fancy (Sean Stranahan Series #3), Author: Keith McCafferty

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

Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7pm.

No sign-up is required.  Refreshments are served.  Join us for some crime solving with other mysery lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday August 23, 2018 Go To Top
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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_rocks2 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Art on the “Rocks” Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 23, 12:30-2 pm

Transform rocks and stones into your own beautiful masterpiece. Attendees are encouraged to come relax and let their inner creativity flow.

Class size is limited to 25 adult participants.

Registration begins Thursday, July 26.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Color Me Happy! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Color Me Happy!

Thursdays, June 21, July 26 and August 23, 1 pm

Anyone can color!  Adult coloring is all the rage and it’s a great, fun way to combat stress, promote mindfulness and express your creativity.  Join us to experience this relaxing pastime.  Coloring pages, colored pencils and refreshments provided. 

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_violin 6:00 PM End of Summer Concert with Sherilyn Leas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, August 23, 6 pm 
 
Spend an evening in our Reading Garden enjoying some classical music with our own Sherilyn Leas. 
Come unwind while you have some refreshments during this relaxing musical experience.
In case of rain, the concert will be indoors.
    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main - Avengers: Infinity War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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The Avengers and their allies try to stop archenemy Thanos from amassing the all-powerful Infinity Stones. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and an all-star cast. Rated PG-13. 149 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
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
   

Magic shows always give the illusion of danger, but when real murder ensues is it a trick gone wrong or a deliberate death?  Read one, read all, your choice.

CLUB DECEPTION by Sarah Skilton

ILLUSIONIST’S APPRENTICE by Kristy Cambron

ZIG ZAG GIRL by Elly Griffiths

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_none 6:30 PM Ready to Retire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Whether you’re retiring now or a few years down the road, make sure you’re on track to live the retirement of your dreams.  No matter where you are in your retirement planning, armed with this simple yet powerful information, you can learn how to avoid the mistakes made by so many others.  Learn about Social Security planning, when to draw down, traditional IRAs vs. Roth IRAs, federal and state retirement vs. Social Security, and 401K planning.

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book_red 6:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

June 28                                        ORPHAN’S TALE by Pam Jenoff

July 26                                          ELIGIBLE, Curtis Sittenfeld

August 23                                     WOMEN IN THE CASTLE, Jessica Shattuck

    Location: Highland Square
Saturday August 25, 2018 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 fourth Saturday each month.  Pick up a craft all day while supplies last.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_rocks1 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
   

Painted Rock Cactus Garden

August 25, 10:30 am

Paint various sizes of flat rocks to look like cacti.  Place them in a small terra-cotta pot with gravel and voila – you have your own Cactus garden to display.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance beginning August 4.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dogs is waiting for you!

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:30 PM The World Within: C. G. Jung in His Own Words - A Documentary Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

The Swiss Psychiatrist, scholar, and founder of Analytical Psychology, Carl Jung, spent a lifetime exploring the profound truths contained in dreams and other expressions emanating from the "world within" all of us.  Join Jungian trained writer and musician David Palomo, MA, and local Jungian Psychotherapist, John Troyer, MA, as they host a showing of the film with discussion following, to learn about the remarkable discoveries made by this seminal figure in the study of the human psyche. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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   
   

Saturdays, June 23 and August 25, 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of building materials including Lego’s and CitiBlocs.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Resumes and Cover Letters for Returning Citizens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Returning citizens in search of good jobs need to develop impressive resumes, cover letters, and portfolios that are sensitive to the do’s and don’ts of presenting prison experience. Focusing on the returning citizen experience, the film Resumes, Cover Letters, and Portfolios for Ex-Offenders, explains the “must-haves” and explores the “how-tos” of key job search tools. The film will also examine different types of resumes and letters that best portray skills, qualifications, and experience. Reentry handouts available. Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 26, 2018 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 27, 2018 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   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
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rec_dance2 10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Yoga Play
Mondays in August, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Needle Crafting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Second and Fourth Monday evenings of the month, 6pm

Enjoy discussion and share knit and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
trans_mayflower 6:30 PM Ohio Canal History in Summit County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
 

Join historian Ronald Reid as we travel back in time to when there were over 150 canal boats in use per day.  Learn how the canalways shaped the history of Ohio and the important role they played in our area; view route maps and photographs of what life was like and enjoy a few old canal era songs.  Find out how you can experience life on a canal boat first hand by riding the St. Helena III in Canal Fulton.

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday August 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Music Together Summit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 0-5 with their caregiver are invited to join David Palomo from Music Together Summit for dancing, singing and musical fun! Registration not required.

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

Tuesdays in June and August, 10:30 am

For children and their grown-ups. You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books and movement activities with your young learner that will help her to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day! Miss Brooke looks forward to seeing you.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Music Together Summit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 0-5 with their caregiver are invited to join David Palomo from Music Together Summit for dancing, singing and musical fun! Registration not required.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Reentry in Motion: Violence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary
   

Examining reentry and the issue of male violence as it relates to the male role belief system, the film Manhood and Violence: Fatal Peril, focuses on nine men who have either re-offended or violated the terms and conditions of their probation or parole. The men have all been court-mandated to participate in an intensive four-month violence prevention project where the re-arrest rate for violent offenses by the program’s participants dropped by 80 percent! Reentry information included. Room 1.

    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
 
misc_smiley 3:00 PM WIFFLE Ball Weekday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

WIFFLE Ball Weekday

Tired of hearing how bored the people under your roof are?
"Everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people never take the chance, either because they're too scared, or they don't recognize it when it spits on their shoes. Remember kid, there's heroes and there's legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die."
This event is co-sponsored by The WIFFLE Ball, Inc.
Call to register 330.633-.4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Needle Arts for All Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Arts for All

Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:30 – 5 pm

June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28

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

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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, August 28, 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
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:00 PM YA Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Fourth Tuesday of each month.

For ages 14-18. Registration is requested for each date. Refreshments will be served.

Goodyear’s Mini Robo-Customs - August 28, 4 pm

Join Dan & Nate and customize your own miniature robot. Miniature robot figures, markers, and paint will be provided.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_quill 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
 
ent_note 6:00 PM Vinyl Revival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Vinyl Revival

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
anim_bee.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Honeybee Decline and the Movement to Save Them Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Have you ever wondered why the honeybees are dying?  Do you contemplate the importance of the honeybees to our eco system and food supply?  Are you curious about what you can do to help save the honeybees?  Join Kris and Evona with Gaughan Bee Dancin’ to learn the answer to these important questions. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
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
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga. No mat is needed – stretches are done standing or in a chair. Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 minutes early so that class may begin on time.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Safety Awareness Tips Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Chief Prosecutor Joe Fantozzi from the Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh’s Office will give an overview on crime in our county and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of crime. He will cover scams and other crimes along with tips on staying safe.

    Location: Norton
Wednesday August 29, 2018 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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 30, 2018 Go To Top
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, 10:30 am

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
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, August 30, 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.

OHIO BICENTENNIAL COLLECTORS COOKBOOK by Sue Ann Fouche

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: I Can Only Imagine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The inspiring true story behind the contemporary Christian band MercyMe’s beloved song. Starring J. Michael Finley, Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins. Rated PG. 110 min

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
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Thursday September 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Music Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Saturday September 8, 2018 Go To Top
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, this genealogy class by the Special Collections Division is an overview of strategies and sources commonly used in researching early immigrants.

This class will take place in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Backyard Wilderness Bioblitz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

What is Bioblitz?

A fun, intensive, short search for biodiversity in a specific location. We'll look for birds, mammals, wildflowers, reptiles, butterflies, beetles, mushrooms - all the nature we can find! People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. You bring your curiosity, a pencil, and tons of enthusiasm. You can document your observations using your smart phone with the iNaturalist app installed (or with a digital camera). 

Together let's make some science!

The event is free but pre-registration is available on eventbrite.com 

    Location: All branches and Main
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Monday September 10, 2018 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   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday September 11, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
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 September, we will discuss ASHLEY'S WAR:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF A TEAM OF WOMEN SOLDIERS ON THE SPECIAL OPS BATTLEFIELD by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

    Location: Green
 
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.

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 12, 2018 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday September 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
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Saturday September 15, 2018 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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 board games, Euro games, role-playing games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, chess, 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.

Usually meets the 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
 
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 wi