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Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Thursday May 31, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

May THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper

 

 

    Location: Goodyear
Saturday May 26, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM VolunTeen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and 2 pm – 3pm

Ages 12 and up

Looking for community service hours for school, church or Scouts?  Help us get ready for our Summer Reading Program.    Look for more dates to volunteer over the summer.  

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

For all ages

No registration necessary.

Snuggle up and read to a furry friend.

    Location: Ellet
 
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, March 31 and May 26, 2 pm

Open play with Lego’s, Duplo’s and other building materials.

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM VolunTeen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and 2 pm – 3pm

Ages 12 and up

Looking for community service hours for school, church or Scouts?  Help us get ready for our Summer Reading Program.    Look for more dates to volunteer over the summer.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
Sunday May 27, 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   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Garden Planting Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Garden Planting Day

Tuesday, May 29, 10:30-11:30 am

Come ready to get dirty! Today is the day we will plant our library garden, and youngsters will also plant something to take home. 

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool kids age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, drafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers should remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
 
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
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2hr trainins sessions. Please call to register.

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM Mini Canvas Art & Easel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We will be painting fun Spring designs on mini canvases. A little easel will be provided to display your work at home. The first 20 students at the door can participate. For grades 6-12.

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM SUMMER VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Calling all teens 13 and up. 

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity for the summer? 

Join us as a Mind, Body & Sole summer reading volunteer. 

Attendance at either meeting is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer. 

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book_signing 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_thread 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Grandmothers Sewing Series with Dolly Webb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Tuesdays, 6-7:45 pm

March 20, April 24, and May 29

Dolly Webb is returning to teach her sewing series. Not so long ago in the “Sewing Times World,” ladies made little sewing keepsakes for themselves or to give as remembrances. Money was tight, so these inexpensively made treasures that held pins, scissors, thread and other sewing items were kept in a sewing basket. Come and make these treasures for yourself or as a gift. Beginners are welcome, and all supplies are provided.

    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
 
nat_sun 7:00 PM Summer Reading Student Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teens

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

 
    Location: Green
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2hr trainins sessions. Please call to register.

    Location: Richfield
Wednesday May 30, 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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2hr trainins sessions. Please call to register.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_aerobics 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi... the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete. Wear exercise shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.
Please register by calling Science and Technology at 330-643-9075 or by emailing stdiv@akronlibrary.org

Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13, 20

Library Park at the Corner of Main and Mill Streets (rain location, Meeting Room 2AB).

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

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

 

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

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

Children ages 3 - 5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, April 23..

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

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Portage Lakes
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2hr trainins sessions. Please call to register.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family-friendly movie.  Stop in or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week. 

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

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_filmproj 4:00 PM Family Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax with a movie, popcorn, and drinks. Bring the whole family and enjoy a night at the library.

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM SUMMER VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Calling all teens 13 and up. 

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity for the summer? 

Join us as a Mind, Body & Sole summer reading volunteer. 

Attendance at either meeting is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer. 

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

Children ages 0 - 5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, April 23..

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Summer in the Garden with Musical Group The Chants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

The Chants are a guitar-based pop band that will treat you to their original songs as well as play covers of The Who, The Raspberries and The Style Council.  Feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs to relax on the lawn. Light refreshments provided. And in case of rain, no worries, join us in the meeting room.

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Your Questions Answered about Medicare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Paul Bernier, Retirement Planning Specialist, from Bernier Financial Services will present this informative program about Medicare. If you have any questions, this is your opportunity to ask. Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
Thursday May 31, 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
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z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2hr trainins sessions. Please call to register.

    Location: Richfield
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly count of bird species found in Downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary!

We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

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

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Portage Lakes
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2hr trainins sessions. Please call to register.

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

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more

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

Thursday, May 31, 6 pm


Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques?

Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate.

Each month we will get together to talk about a certain book, theme, or celebrity chef. 

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

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

Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

 

Theme: Microwave Meals

 

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

A businessman is unknowingly caught up in a murder plot during his daily commute home. Action thriller starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Sam Neill. Rated PG-13. 105 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reentry in Motion: The Reason for Recidivism Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Reentry resources and handouts re provided in this program, as well as the viewing of the documentary Taking Personal Responsibility, which explains the primary reason for relapse and recidivism. The film also introduces the concept of good relationships, examines pain and abuse from the past, and explains why many people aren’t able to make relationships work. Outlines principles for developing positive relationships.  Location: Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Friday June 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.

June HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance

 

    Location: Goodyear
Friday June 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 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
   

BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty

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
 
misc_none Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

June BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty

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
Friday June 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

June's Title - ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly Macmillan

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    Location: Richfield
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lib_book_sale 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Richfield Friends Preview Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   3306594343   
   

Friends of the Richfield Library Preview Sale

    Location: Richfield
 
office_stamp.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Days in Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050    portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_sale 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Richfield Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   3306594343   
   

Friends of the Richfield Library Book Sale

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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: Portage Lakes
Saturday June 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Freinds of the Library Book Sale Preview

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

 

 

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

North Hill Freinds of the Library Book Sale 

Great deals on books, movies, and music for the entire family. Stock up on beach reads for summer. Dealers welcome!

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

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

    Location: Odom
 
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   3306594343   
   

Friends of the Richfield Library Book Sale

    Location: Richfield
 
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: 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
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rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Pop-tart or Donut Travel Pillow Make and take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Travel pillow Make and Take. 

Ready yourself to travel comfy this summer. These yummy looking pillows are drool worthy! Please register as supplies are limited by calling: 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_stage1 11:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Summit StageFest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

June 2, 11 am-6 pm, around the neighborhood. Summit StageFest is a one-day, free, outdoor theater festival featuring live, simultaneous performances on multiple stages located in Highland Square. The festival will also have street performers, art, craft and food vendors and children's activities. Local community theaters are collaborating in the festival. Check in at the library for related activities.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Geekfest 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con?  Come to our free mini-Comicon dressed as your favorite character. We’ll have cosplayers, cosplay contests, featured speakers, droids, fun activities, and much more!

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hr training sessions. Please call the library to register by calling 330.659.4343

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reading Rocks! Mind, Body & Sole Kick-off! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Reading Rocks! Mind, Body & Sole Kick-off!

Saturday, June 2, 2 - 4 pm

Register for the Library's summer reading program - Mind, Body & Sole - and help us make Reading Rocks!  Paint a rock with a book theme and hide it in the community for someone else to find.  If you find a rock, post it to Instagram using the hashtag #slrocks and see where your rock travels.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
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lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 4, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Create your own dragonfly cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
June 4 - 9
This is a do-it-yourself craft.  We provide the materials, you glue and create at home!

    Location: Green
 
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
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Stories at the Park: Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in June at Hereford Park, 10:30 am

For babies and their grown-ups.

Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library.

*There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

    Location: Highland Square
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hr training sessions. Please call the library to register by calling 330.659.4343

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misc_none 1:00 PM Beach Glass Mosaics with Leona Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

You’ll create a summer-inspired mosaic using glass, shells, driftwood, and beach glass with instructor Leona Bowser of Don Drumm Studios and Gallery. See examples of her work on Facebook at GlassbyLeona.  Come join the fun and creativity!  Space is limited.  For Grades 4-12  Please stop by the library or call 330-666-4888 to register.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hr training sessions. Please call the library to register by calling 330.659.4343

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

Transfer Photos

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

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
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 - THE NEST by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

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
Tuesday June 5, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Create your own dragonfly cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
June 4 - 9
This is a do-it-yourself craft.  We provide the materials, you glue and create at home!

    Location: Green
 
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 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
   

 

Tuesday, June 5, 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_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Staying Out of Prison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

This reentry program highlights the film Parole: Getting Out and Staying Out, which follows paroled prisoners as they re-enter civilian life and face challenges both large and small. The individuals suddenly encounter critical decisions and dilemmas, choices that could put them back behind bars. An eye-opening look at the typical parolee’s struggle to find work, stay away from drugs and former friends, and maintain a positive attitude about the future. Reentry handouts provided. 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
 
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_none 1:00 PM MBS Kick-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Join us for our annual MBS Kick-off extravaganza.  We will get our minds and bodies moving while we enjoy fun outdoor games and activities.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Genealogy

Getting Started in Family History

Tuesday, June 5, 1-2:30 pm

Join the Special Collections Division 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.  Registration requested 330-643-4770.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
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.

June 5 Design a Guitar Contest:  Rock and Roll the Teen Area with your designer Music Guitars. Customize a guitar cut-out using the creative materials and art supplies provided.  We will display your guitars in the Teen area allowing library patrons to vote for their favorite.  A winner will be selected at the end of summer by popular patron vote. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
food_ice cream cone 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homemade Pop Rock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-285-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Homemade Pop Rocks

Teens and tweens can help us recreate a candy favorite as we make our own fizzy, crackling, sweet pop rocks treat. 

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

Photo Editing Tools

There are some excellent photo editing tools out there. Come watch a demonstration of some FREE photo editing recommendations and try some editing yourself

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Sedona Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Let Jennie Thewlis, owner of Beadtini Boutique, teach you how to create a Sedona Bracelet in this fun and easy jewelry making class. No tools needed and many color options are available. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anne Trubek and Jason Segedy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Voices from the Rust Belt pulls together a distinct variety of voices from people who call the region home. Voices that emerge from familiar Rust Belt cities—Detroit, Cleveland, Akron, Flint, and Buffalo, among other places — observe, with grace and sensitivity, the changing economic and cultural realities for generations of Americans. Join us for readings by editor Anne Trubek and writer Jason Segedy. Meeting Room 2. No registration required.

“Timely . . . [the collection] paints intimate portraits of neglected places that are often used as political talking points. A good companion piece to J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy.”—Booklist

 

    Location: Main Library
 
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
 
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
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hr training sessions. Please call the library to register by calling 330.659.4343

Wednesday June 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Create your own dragonfly cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
June 4 - 9
This is a do-it-yourself craft.  We provide the materials, you glue and create at home!

    Location: Green
 
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
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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
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hr training sessions. Please call the library to register by calling 330.659.4343

 
rec_aerobics 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi... the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete. Wear exercise shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.
Please register by calling Science and Technology at 330-643-9075 or by emailing stdiv@akronlibrary.org

Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13, 20

Library Park at the Corner of Main and Mill Streets (rain location, Meeting Room 2AB).

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

Mind, Body and Sole Kicks off with Root Beer Floats  in the garden

Wednesday, June 6, 1-3 pm

Join us in the garden for Mind Body and Soul sign up and refreshing a root beer float.

Plan to hang out and have fun with Legos. Bricks 4 Kidz will be here from 1-2:30 with their Lego Fun camp. Have fun building and exploring with your friends and family.

    Location: Richfield
 
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_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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-Off Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Wednesday, June 6, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
z_cust_srp2018 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
   

Bubble Lady - "Ooo and Aah" as fan favorite Bubble Lady makes small, medium,

and large bubbles dance through the air.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   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.

June's Title - A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway

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

TechZone Workshop: Silhouette Curio | Make a Card

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

Celebrate the beginning of summer with our Friends of the North Hill Branch Library who will treat everyone to ice cream sundaes. Also plan a fun photo op with Webster, the Rubber Duck's mascot. Sign up for Mind Body & Sole, this year's summer reading program.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Movie Mania in June Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Movie Mania in June

Come to the library, eat popcorn and enjoy a movie.

June 6 JUSTICE LEAGUE Starring Ben Affleck

June 13 JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Starring Kevin Hart and Jack Black

June 20 BLACK PANTHER Starring Chadwick Boseman

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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, June 6, 6:30 pm

YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin

    Location: Mogadore
 
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 June 7, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Create your own dragonfly cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
June 4 - 9
This is a do-it-yourself craft.  We provide the materials, you glue and create at home!

    Location: Green
 
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 10:30 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
 
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    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
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Melody Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Melody Makers Story Time

For ages 2-6

Stories, music making and dance offs!

    Location: Norton
 
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_teens 10:30 AM  -  12:30 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
 
anim_owl 11:00 AM Mind, Body & Sole Kickoff! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Thrilling Thursdays!

June 7 Mind, Body & Sole Kickoff!  Register for our Summer Reading Program, enjoy a frozen treat, and enjoy a visit with Fran Kitchen and her rescued animals. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
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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
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly count of bird species found in downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary. We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill streets.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mosaic Art with Leona Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12. 

Teen favorite Leona Drumm is back for her ninth summer to teach a glass on glass mosaic piece with a beach theme, shells included! Registration requested beginning June 1! Limit of 20 participants.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_paw 1:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come enjoy an hour of animal fun!

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Sing! 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  -  3:00 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Popcorn Pop-in Party 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.
 
June 7: Popcorn Pop-in Party with the Illusion Factory
Join us for some delicious popcorn, an exciting show, and a craft or two as we kick off the Summer Reading Program! We will also have a visit from our special friend Webster, so be sure to bring a camera.
 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Shutterfly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Shutterfly

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

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
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
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Local genealogist and Richfield resident Rhonda Abrams will help anyone interested in discovering their past. Free access to Ancestry.com at the Library.

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    Location: Richfield
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misc_none 6:30 PM Creating Delicious Dog Treats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

For the love of pooches!  Come and join in the fun as we make simple and yummy dog treats for that special pooch in your life. You can take them home for your own pooch or give them to your local dog shelter to share with pooches looking for a forever home.  We'll take care of all the supplies needed to make the treats, just bring yourself and your friends!  Please stop by the library or call 330-666-4888 to register.  Registration begins Monday, May 14.

    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
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies@Main: Ocean's Eleven Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Danny Ocean and his partners-in-crime plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos at the same time. Memorable heist caper starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner and Julia Roberts. Rated PG-13. 117 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
nat_summertime 7:00 PM Surf's Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SURF'S UP - BEACH MUSIC OF THE 60s

Bill Brauning presents a special summer multimedia program highlighting the instrumental surf music of the 1960's, plus the vocal music of the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and many others.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday June 8, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Create your own dragonfly cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
June 4 - 9
This is a do-it-yourself craft.  We provide the materials, you glue and create at home!

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

Open Lab

Come with your questions! Come to practice what you’ve learned in class! Open lab time is an opportunity to work on computers in the lab with an instructor present to answer any questions you may have.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

June's Movie - Bringing Up Baby with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn

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    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306434703   
   

Teen Volunteer Orientation

(Ages 13 – 17)

Friday, June 8, 4 pm

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity for the summer?  Join us as a Mind, Body & Sole summer reading volunteer.  Attendance is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer at Northwest Akron Branch Library this summer.  Pick up an application at the desk or call Teen Librarian Kelly Chaplin at 330-643-4703 for more information.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
Saturday June 9, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Create your own dragonfly cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
June 4 - 9
This is a do-it-yourself craft.  We provide the materials, you glue and create at home!

    Location: Green
 
rec_paintbucket 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 Mini Canvas Banners

June 9, 10:30 am

Decorate 2 small banners to display on your front door or mailbox celebrating the arrival of summer.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance beginning May 19.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

With more than 10,000 record collections, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn some of the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and how to do efficient and effective searches. When possible, time for practice searching is also provided. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

This class will take place in Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

Upcycled T-Shirts

Saturday, June 9, 11 am

Turn your old t-shirts into bracelets, bags, scarves, hairbands, or no-sew pillows. We’ll use tye-dye, fabric paint, Sharpies and a lot of slicing and dicing to give your t-shirts a new look. Some t-shirts will be provided for those without.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Cool Summer Concerts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

June 9- David Loy and the Ramrods

 

    Location: Ellet
Sunday June 10, 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 June 11, 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 great books! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

June's selection: Legacy by Danielle Steel.

    Location: Kenmore
Monday June 11, 2018 -  Saturday June 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Nature to Go: Garden in a Glove Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Nature to Go: Garden in a Glove
June 11- June 16
Stop at the desk to get everything you need for creating a Garden in a Glove. Using the provided supplies and instructions you will be able to start your very own vegetable garden. Be sure to examine the seeds before planting, you never know what you might find! 
    Location: Maple Valley
Monday June 11, 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
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Stories at the Park: Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in June at Hereford Park, 10:30 am

For babies and their grown-ups.

Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library.

*There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

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

Join us for Outback Ray and his amazing animals.

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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
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misc_none 1:00 PM Mind, Body, and Sole Summer Reading Kickoff Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body, Sole Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Monday, June 11, 1pm

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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.

WONDER (PG) (113 minutes)

 A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade.  With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
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
 
anim_paw 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

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting and educational. This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for kids of all ages. Outback Ray will bring 10–15 captive-born, exotic animals. The animals are trained and handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience and the animals.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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
   

READER'S CHOICE

Celebrate our 12th year of fun light reads!  This month is reader's choice - read a book of your choice and share the highlights with the group.

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
June 11,  2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Pinterest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Pinterest

Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images – known as pins – and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as Pinboards. Users can browse the contents of others on the main page. Users can then save individual pins to one of their own boards using the “Pin it” button, with Pinboards typically organized by a central topic or theme. Users can personalize their experience with Pinterest by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members.

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    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
 
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
 
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]

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

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Streaming TV: Or How to Turn Your “Dumb” TV into a Smart TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, June 11, 6-7:30 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.

This is a demonstration-style class.

Please register in advance beginning Monday, May 14.

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 6:30 PM Campfire Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Campfire Story Time

2nd Mondays, June 11, July 9, 6:30 pm

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

 

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

All ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

FLOATING BALL

Join Miss Sue and create a floating ball.

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

 

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

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 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
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Beatles in Cleveland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

The Beatles in Cleveland presented by Dave Schwensen

Relive the excitement of Beatlemania as John, Paul, George, and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, out of control concerts in Beatles - and rock-n-roll - history. Author Dave Schwensen will take you behind the scenes and on stage with the Fab Four through insider stories, rare concert films, never before publish photos and memorabelia. The evening's highlights will include films of the Beatles riotous concerts at Cleveland Public Auditorium in 1964 and Municiple Stadium in 1966. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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
Tuesday June 12, 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 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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    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 12, 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
 
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 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
   

Tuesday, June 12, 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 Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Outback Ray brings his exciting and engaging animal show back to our branch!  Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket up to 30 minutes before each performance.

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For June, we will discuss THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce.

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

 

See bubbles that multiply, do acrobatic feats, square bubbles, and you won’t believe your eyes when you see a person inside a bubble!

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 Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Outback Ray brings his esciting and engaging animal show back to our branch!

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

Relax with a movie, popcorn, and drinks. Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon at the library!

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

Make a cool necklace or bracelet using guitar picks.

    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.

June 12 Montage of Art Projects:  Rock out some cool craft creations as we piece together a mosaic poster to display in the library! Create a one-of-a kind rock star button, a guitar pick necklace or a vinyl record work of art! 

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

Love those Lyrics

Can you make it out in time?

You will have a limited amount of time to solve a series of riddles, decipher the clues, and find the key to escape!

Do you have the brainpower and the skills needed to win?

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

TechZone Workshop: Laser Engraver | Engrave Wood

Did you know that the Library has a laser engraver that you can use for free? You can use the laser engraver to customize anything – wood, glass, acrylic, canvas, leather, and so much more. Come to this hands-on workshop and learn how to create a file and engrave it into wood. Registration required. Call 330.643.9145.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Album Pixel Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Create a pixelated version of your favorite album cover using Perler beads! Feel free to bring an image of your favorite album, or browse our CD collection to find inspiration.

    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, June 12, 3:30-5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy! 
If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Introduction to Islam: A Woman’s Perspective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Islam: A Woman’s Perspective

Tuesday, June 12, 6 pm

Toqa Hassan, a researcher of Hijab and its influences on Muslim women, will be speaking about the basic tenets of Islam, the Islamic dress code, and the meaning of Hijab from a woman's perspective. Toqa is the Youth Director at Akron Masjid, a local mosque that serves the diverse and growing community of Muslims and Non-Muslims in and around Akron. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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
 
food_tomato 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Grow Terrific Tomatoes 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.

Learn about tomatoes, including the right varieties for your garden, how to correctly plant your tomatoes, suggestions on staking your plants, some ideas on starting your plants from seed, how to avoid insect damage, and ways to protect your tomatoes against disease.  Find out about the history of the tomato, how to get the most out of your garden, and saving your tomato seeds for the next growing season.  This program is presented by Summit County Master Gardener Lee Paulson.

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

Every Wednesday, 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 Boogie Woogie Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Boogie Woogie Books

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, June 13, July 11, 10:30 am

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
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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
 
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)

June 13 Science with Dr. U.R. Awesome

    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
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM VolunTEEN Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hr training sessions. Please call the library to register by calling 330.659.4343

 
rec_aerobics 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi... the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete. Wear exercise shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.
Please register by calling Science and Technology at 330-643-9075 or by emailing stdiv@akronlibrary.org

Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13, 20

Library Park at the Corner of Main and Mill Streets (rain location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
 
food_ice cream cone 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Fun Club: Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 13, 12:30-2 pm

Calling all ages! Find out why Libraries Rock and start off your summer right by visiting the Mogadore Branch Library. 
Register for Mind, Body and Sole, our summer reading program. Socialize with friends, neighbors, and library lovers while enjoying some ice cream.
We will also have a special visit from Splat the Cat!
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Painting Class @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Create your own beautiful, summer paintings with friends at the Firestone Park Community Center. All supplies are included! Space is limited, please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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)

June 13 Science with Dr. U.R. Awesome

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

Touch and experience some exotic animals while learning about these amazing creatures.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Memory Fitness Matters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Spend a lot of time looking for misplaced items or trying to recall a person’s name? Forgot why you went into a room or have trouble thinking of a specific word?  Give your brain a workout!  Learn new strategies for building more effective memory and keeping your train of thought in this inspirational and informative program.  

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens 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 Cupcake Wars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 4 and up.

Frosting, sprinkles and treats provided for this yummy competition!

    Location: Firestone Park
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ent_drum3 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
   

Spectacular drumming with Elec Simon!

    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
 
z_cust_srp2018 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
   

Realm of the Reptile - Undulating Wonders! Meet reptiles up close with science educator, Marisa Dubina,

who will share what makes them special.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jeff Nicholas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Lirbrary   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:

Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

June 13- Cartooning with Jeff Nicholas

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Laser Engraver Workshop: Engrave Glass Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone Workshop: Laser Engraver | Engrave Glass

Did you know that the Library has a laser engraver that you can use for free? You can use the laser engraver to customize anything – wood, glass, acrylic, canvas, leather, and so much more. Come to this hands-on workshop and learn how to create a file and engrave it into glass. Registration required. Call 330.643.9145

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
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
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM Hot Wheels Derby Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Start your engines and race your cars on our derby track to see who is the fastest. Bring a car of your own or use one of ours.

This program is designed for children ages 4-9.  Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Movie Mania in June Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Movie Mania in June

Come to the library, eat popcorn and enjoy a movie.

June 6 JUSTICE LEAGUE Starring Ben Affleck

June 13 JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Starring Kevin Hart and Jack Black

June 20 BLACK PANTHER Starring Chadwick Boseman

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

BABY TIME

Our programs feature bounces, songs, and stories.

For children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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
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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
 
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, June 14, 10:30 am

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

(There will not be a program on July 19)

    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 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
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Melody Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Melody Makers Story Time

For ages 2-6

Stories, music making and dance offs!

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

June 14 Outback Ray is back and bringing some amazing animal friends!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rick Smith Jr., Magician 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:

June 14, 11 am, Rick Smith Jr., the magician and world record holder will perform an entertaining magic show for all ages.

Sign up for a library card at these special events.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_kidsreading 11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes and more!

For children 2-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly count of bird species found in downtown Akron. No previous bird watching necessary! We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill streets.

    Location: Main Library
 
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, 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
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misc_none 1:00 PM Name That Tune Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12. 

Can you identify the songs in this fast-paced trivia game?

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_drum1 1:00 PM Sogbety Diomande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come listen to the magic of the drums as Sogbety Diomande entertains us.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Speed Dating with a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Do you need to get to know a book before reading it?  How about “double dating” a book with a friend and sharing all the exciting parts? Would you like a blind date with a surprise book? Find your next book crush here!  Light refreshments and book prizes provided.  For Grades 4-12 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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.

 

June 14- TADTHE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul 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: The Bubble Lady 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.
 
June 14: The Bubble Lady and the Wonderful World of Bubbles
 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
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
   

DREAMLAND by Sam Quinones

Title: Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, Author: Sam Quinones

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
 
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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Teen Trivia: Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Trivia: Music

(7th- 12th graders)

Thursday, June 14, 2 pm

If you’re a music buff, come to the library for our first teen trivia. Questions will be from various genres of music. 

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

Button Maker

Use the button maker to create buttons or magnets to promote your business, a student athlete or band member, etc. We offer 2.25 or 3 inch buttons and magnets for $0.30 and $0.40 per item.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Spring Mist Farms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Spring Mist Farms will bring traditional farm animals to the library for all to see.  Pet a cow, a sheep, a goat, and even some chickens and geese.  All animals will be in the Reading Garden behind the library, weather permitting.  All ages welcome.

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_summertime 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.

Luau - June 14

A Luau is a Hawaiian party or feast. Join us as we celebrate the end of the school year with a library luau. We will listen to Hawaiian music, play limbo, hula hoop and taste tropical jelly beans. We will even have a display of books for you to choose from to kick off your summer reading adventure!

    Location: Goodyear
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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_fingerprint.GIF 6:00 PM The Mystery Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, June 14, 6 pm

We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling mystery inside.
Using objects, clues, puzzles and the power of observation we must make sense of what is in front of us.
Put your detective skills to the test as we may find additional clues using websites to research character profiles, locations and much more.
Part story, part game, all interactive- join us for a night of fun! Refreshments will be provided.
Please call 330-628-9228 to register.
 
    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
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron Inventors Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

This month's meeting of the Akron Inventos Club will feature speaker Elyse Ball. Elyse is a registered patent attorney with The University of Akron Research Foundation. She will talk about UARF as well as her experience working with start up companies. She will also speak about the importance of Intellectual Propertry to inventors and how to be prepared as inventors, to get to the next level in the invention process. An informative Q & A session will follow her presentation. 

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Art @ the Speed of Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Art @ the Speed of Life

Second Thursday of the month, 6 pm

June 14, July 12

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

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Eyes on the Skies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

John Shulan from the Summit County Astronomy Club gives a presentation on basic astronomy and discusses the new Fairlawn Rotary Observatory located in the Bath Nature Preserve.  Come learn about the wonders of our universe and the brand new five-telescope observatory right here in Akron!  

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Black Panther Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The biggest hit of the year! T’Challa returns home as king of Wakanda, but finds his rule challenged by a new rival. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and Forest Whitaker. Rated PG-13. 134 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
Friday June 15, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rockin’ the Stacks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Friday, June 15, 6:30-8:30 pm

Join us for a semi-unplugged show featuring “STR Trio”.  This group of musicians play a broad range of styles including:  Collective Soul, Foo Fighters, Journey, Night Ranger, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Matchbox 20, Van Morrison, Poison, Train, Foreigner, Live, Jimmy Buffet, Black Crowes, and many more.

Refreshments, including mocktails, will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library.

No tickets or reservations are required for this adult after-hours Library event.

Just come on in and enjoy our rockin’ show.

    Location: Goodyear
Saturday June 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Storytime on the Road (OFFSITE) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3306434702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime on the Road

Saturday, June 16, 8am – 11 am

Visit our table at the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s Akron Autism 5K Run and Walk at Lock 3 and engage in some sensory elements incorporated in our monthly Sensory Storytime held at Northwest Akron Branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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_party1 10:30 AM Doughnuts for Dudes! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, June 16, 10:30 am

Calling all gentlemen both young and old! Celebrate Father’s Day in a special way by decorating a doughnut and crafting a picture frame with that special person in your life.  Bring your cameras to get your picture with our special guest Webster from the Akron Rubber Ducks!  Please register in advance.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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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
 
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 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meditation with Simone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM In the Park: Plein Air Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Artist Josh Koppen will lead this special landscape painting class for adults and teens.  Josh studied painting in college at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is an avid gardener who has returned to painting en plein air (painting outdoors) to combine his love of nature and art. All skill levels welcome. We will use acrylic paints and discuss the basics of the painting process, observation, color, and composition. Bath Nature Preserve will serve as our inspiration.

Meet at the Martin Field Station within Bath Nature Preserve at 4240 Ira Rd.  Space is limited.  Please stop by the library or call 330-666-4888 to register.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
Sunday June 17, 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 June 18, 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
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Stories at the Park: Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in June at Hereford Park, 10:30 am

For babies and their grown-ups.

Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library.

*There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Sogbety Diomande: African Drumming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Through drumming and dancing children will experience the rhythms, and songs of West Africa.

    Location: Ellet
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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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Fun Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gerri Bowen   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Fun Days

Mondays at 1pm

Grades K - 5 

Registration Requested.

June 18  Fun in the garden...help water and tend the library garden and plant a lovely plant to take home with you.

June 25  Create cool decorations to brighten up your yard, front porch or garden.

July 2  Build it! Join us for building fun with Legos, Citiblocks and more.

July 9  Design a mini terrarium to take home.

July 16  Join us for a summer movie matinee. Watch Coco (PG) on our big screen and munch on snacks.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Disney Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Disney Day

(4th – 6th graders)

Monday, June 18, 2 pm

Celebrate all things Disney by making crafts, answering trivia, and participating in a Disney lip-sync battle.

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kids 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

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chalk on the Wild Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Chalk on the Wild Side

Monday, June 18, 2-4 pm

Join us for an afternoon of messy fun. We will make our own sidewalk chalk and paint. We will also have fun chalking our library sidewalks with colorful art work. 

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

BOUNCING BALL PAINTING

Join us for some messy fun! (remember to wear some old clothes, you may get messy)

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Painting Rocks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Make a painted rock to beautify your garden or your home.  Rock painting is fun and easy and adds a beautiful element but requires little or no maintenance.  Please register in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the branch.  

    Location: Odom
 
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!
 
 June 18: Paddington 2 (PG)
 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Hollywood Legend Jack Nicholson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, June 18, 6:30 p

Ohio author Scott Edwards will speak about his book, QUINTESSENTIAL JACK: THE ART OF JACK NICHOLSON ON SCREEN. Drawing on years of research and dozens of interviews with his associates, this critical study examines each of Nicholson’s film roles, as well as his screenwriting and directorial efforts.

A Q&A with the author will follow the program. Edwards will also have books to sell and sign after the program.

Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library.

Please register in advance, beginning Monday, May 21.

    Location: Goodyear
 
office_telephone 6:30 PM How to Make Your Phone Your Travel Agent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you are traveling across the globe or exploring your own city, you can utilize digital apps to make your trip more convenient, informational and fun! Learn about apps that can easily translate languages and text for you even if you don’t know a single word in another language, easily create a jam-packed and informative itinerary that you can use without any internet access, find and book hotels, flights and events inexpensively and knowledgeably and much more. Take your trip with confidence knowing you practically have a travel agent in your pocket.  Presented by Brian Burch and Jane Scott. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_none 6:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club

3rd Mondays, June 18, July 16, 6:30 pm

Drop in on the 3rd Monday of each month to build and show off your creations! LEGOs will be provided. No registration is necessary.

 

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

All ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
elect_multimedia 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Steaming TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Streaming TV : Or How to Turn Your "Dumb" TV into a Smart TV - presented by Brett Neff

Cord cutting refers to the canceling 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 class.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 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]

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

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
Tuesday June 19, 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
 
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    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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    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 19, 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
   

Tuesday, June 19, 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
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Curio Workshop: Make a T-Shirt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone Workshop: Silhouette Curio | Make a Tshirt

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
 
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
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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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_balloons 1:00 PM Elec Simon and Friends Children's Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@gmail.com
   

 

Enjoy a drumming performance with some audience participation.

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 Paint the Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Paint the Walk

Tuesday, June 19, 1 pm

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

 

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

All ages are welcome

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Sogbety Diomande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Sogbety Diomande transports us to West Africa with a high energy performance of rhythms, dances, and songs.   Pick up a free ticket up to 30 minutes before each performance.

    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
 
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. 

June 19- The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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

Sing your favorite songs and/or play music-themed board games! 

    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.

June 19 Joy of Painting with Miss Kelly and Bob Ross:  Listening only to one of Bob Ross’s JOY OF PAINTING videos, paint a happy little landscape.  All supplies are provided but space is limited.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Wings & Things Craft and Selfie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We will be working together to create 2 massive angel wings to take fun selfies with our friends! Come help create this display that will hang in the library! Bring your phone! For grades 6-12.

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

Hardcore Rock Star Jewelry- Create an awesome guitar pick necklace or keychain. 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rockin' Teen Jewelry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Make a guitar pick and then turn it into a cool piece of jewelry! Teens can take turns playing Guitar Hero once they are properly accessorized.  Please register in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the branch.  This program is intended for teens ages 12-18. 

    Location: Odom
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I Love the 70's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and make a pet rock, a lava lamp, a record album bowl and enjoy some fondue as we pay tribute to the funkadelic ‘70s. Groovy!

    Location: Main Library
 
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
 
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  -  8:00 PM Yoga Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Classes

Join us for low impact yoga classes to soothe your mind, body and soul. Presented by Nirvana Yoga of Richfield.

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 pm

“Mindful Movement”

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    Location: Richfield
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

For the month of June, we will discuss IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote.

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

Every Wednesday, 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
 
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)

June 20 Outback Ray and his animals

    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
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club: The Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 20, 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
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rec_aerobics 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi... the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete. Wear exercise shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.
Please register by calling Science and Technology at 330-643-9075 or by emailing stdiv@akronlibrary.org

Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13, 20

Library Park at the Corner of Main and Mill Streets (rain location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    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
 
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)

June 20 Outback Ray and his animals

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

Experience West Africa through rhythms, dances and song.

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

Wednesday, June 20, 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
 
anim_turtle 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
   

Intriguing animals from the Realm of the Reptile!

    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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Origami Storyteller Christine Kallevig 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 Elec Simon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Lirbrary   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:

Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

June 20- Drumming with Elec Simon

    Location: Richfield
 
z_cust_srp2018 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
   

David Anthony - Magic and creative juggling tricks perfect for the little ones in your family.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Watercolor Bookmarks and Edible Books- Make and Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Kick off your summer reading with supplies and fortification. Weather permitting, we will be outside. 

    Location: Richfield
 
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
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lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For June, we will discuss DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Meloy.

    Location: Green
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM Rock and Roll Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy this active program of stories, songs, music, and movement as we shake, rattle, and roll. Children will create their own rhythm instruments to take home

This program is designed for children ages 4-9. Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Movie Mania in June Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Movie Mania in June

Come to the library, eat popcorn and enjoy a movie.

June 6 JUSTICE LEAGUE Starring Ben Affleck

June 13 JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Starring Kevin Hart and Jack Black

June 20 BLACK PANTHER Starring Chadwick Boseman

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

Pinterest

Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images – known as pins – and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as Pinboards. Users can browse the contents of others on the main page. Users can then save individual pins to one of their own boards using the “Pin it” button, with Pinboards typically organized by a central topic or theme. Users can personalize their experience with Pinterest by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafting with Technology Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join members of the Library’s Electronic Services Division as they present two programs teaching users the ins and outs of Pinterest. Participants will design their own crafts in the first session, and make them come to life in the second, using the Curio Silhouette, or button maker machines from the Main Library’s TECHZONE@MAIN. There is limited space for these programs.  Please call or register at the front desk.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM Living Mindfully Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LIVING MINDFULLY:  AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS

In a world that can feel increasingly chaotic and divisive, meditation provides a path home to your true peaceful and compassionate self. This presentation includes an introduction to the concepts and practices related to meditation and mindfulness, a discussion of the benefits of developing a personal practice, and a brief guided meditation to introduce participants to the experience of meditating.

Please register in advance.

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

BABY TIME

Our programs feature bounces, songs, and stories.

For children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   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
 
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, June 21, 10:30 am

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

(There will not be a program on July 19)

    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
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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
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Melody Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Melody Makers Story Time

For ages 2-6

Stories, music making and dance offs!

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

June 21 David Anthony returns to amaze and mystify you with his magic tricks.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_kidsreading 11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes and more!

For children 2-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly count of bird species found in downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary! We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill streets.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM 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 Iron Chef: Sandwich Edition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12. 

How creative can you get with the variety of sandwich building food provided? Our hungry judges will determine who will wear the winner's chef hat this summer!

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

Come out of the summer heat and learn about our scaly friends!

    Location: Kenmore
 
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
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Beauty and the Beast 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: African Drummer Sogbety Diomande 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.
 
June 21: African Drummer Sogbety Diomande
 
    Location: Maple Valley
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school_chemistry2 2:00 PM MakerSpace Part 1: Tech Toy Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Toy Box
Thursday, June 21, 2 pm
Ever played a keyboard made of bananas? Program squishy circuits? Have robots battle each other? 
Teach Ozobots to run through Mazes?  Try all these and more at our Tech Toy Box!

Teen Program
Ages 8-18

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
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 Create Your Own Button Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we create our very own and unique buttons.  Design your own or use a premade design.  Supplies provided.  For kids entering grades 4-12.  

    Location: North Hill
 
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 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafting with Technology Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join members of the Library’s Electronic Services Division as they present two programs teaching users the ins and outs of Pinterest. Participants will design their own crafts in the first session, and make them come to life in the second, using the Curio Silhouette, or button maker machines from the Main Library’s TECHZONE@MAIN. There is limited space for these programs.  Please call or register at the front desk.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_bingo 6:00 PM Rock & Roll Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 21, 6 pm

Unleash your inner rock star and join us for a fun night of music and prizes.
Rock & Roll Bingo is similar to a standard game, but instead of numbers on the board, the spots will be filled with the names of classic Rock favorites. 
Come sing along, enjoy some light refreshments and hopefully take home a prize.
    Location: Mogadore
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crafting/Maker Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone Workshop: Crafting with Technology Series

Join members of the Library’s Electronic Services Division as they present two programs teaching users the ins and outs of Pinterest. Participants will design their own crafts in the first session, and make them come to life in the second, using the Silhouette or button maker machines from the Main Library’s TECHZONE@MAIN.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Invest in Your Child’s Future Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

JCollege graduates earn 68% more than high school graduates, while experiencing lower unemployment. This program will compare the different ways to pay for college that could save you money.  Learn about 529, Coverdale and UTMA Plans, tax-deferred growth, estate planning, tax-free withdrawals, gifting, and account owner control.

    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
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: The Awful Truth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne star in this classic comedy about a married couple and their romantic entanglements. Also starring Ralph Bellamy and Skippy (a.k.a. Asta) as Mr. Smith. 91 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM I'll Take Game Shows for $500 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

I'LL TAKE GAME SHOWS FOR $500

David Harding discusses the long and fascinating history of television game shows, highlighting the interesting hosts and the many types of games broadcast over the years.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday June 22, 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
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Saturday June 23, 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
 
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 month meeting is 4th Saturday due to Origins game convention).

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
 
school_microscope 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Cafe with Marcy Grande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the Ohio Bluebird Scociety's Summit County Contact, Marcy Grande as she discusses the Eastern Bluebirds, how to attract them to your backyard and  the conservation efforts being made to increase their populations. She will also discuss the importance of location as well as the wonderful world of cavity nesting birds.

Science Cafe welcomes people who might not normally get involved in scientific discussions. It is a casual and interactive conversation. We meet in the Science & Technology Division on the first floor of Main Library.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Online Resources for Genealogy and Local History with Carla Cegielski Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Online Resources for Genealogy and Local History with Carla Cegielski

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 with Carla Cegielski. Carla is frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries and conferences. She is a full-time family history researcher specializing in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia research, and has provided professional research services to attorneys, historians, genealogists, and hobbyists since 2007. She is past president of both of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Lake County (Ohio) Genealogical Society.

10:30 am "Digital Ohio: Buckeye Gems"
Small local history and genealogy collections are often unrecognized and underutilized. But in the Buckeye state, many colleges, public libraries and genealogical societies are working together to get these valuable collections online. Learn how to find and access these unique online resources.

11:45 am "Treasures of the Internet Archive"
The Internet Archive contains audio items, movies, software, texts, and the Wayback Machine. Learn how to access this amazing repository and the genealogical treasures it holds.

The program will take place in Meeting Room 2AB 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
 
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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Cool Summer Concerts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

June 23- Librarians with Hickeys (An alternative rock band)

 

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Seashell Wind Chimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Bea Richardson to make a beautiful wind chime from seashells. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 to register. Registration begins June 1st.

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

Music Petting Zoo

Saturday, June 23, 2 pm

The library will be crawling with music instruments in this “petting zoo.” Try a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, and drums, among many others.

 

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

All ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_knitting 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Beginners Knitting with Linda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

If you've always wanted to learn or need to brush up on knitting, you don't want to miss this program. Linda Curry has taught classes at craft stores and at libraries. She will teach the basics steps to knitting in two instructional classes. Please call the branch to register.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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 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, June 23, 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
Sunday June 24, 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 June 25, 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
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Stories at the Park: Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in June at Hereford Park, 10:30 am

For babies and their grown-ups.

Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library.

*There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mr. Molecule's Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Mr. Molecule's science experiments will have your kids erupting with laughter and exploding with curiousity. 

    Location: Ellet
 
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
 
trans_firetruck 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Special Program: Touch-A-Truck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Touch-A-Truck

Monday, June 25, 12:30-2 pm

Bring the entire family to the Library anytime between 12:30-2 pm.
Special guests from our community will display their trucks in the Mogadore High School parking lot.
Explore a bookmobile, fire truck, school bus, and other vehicles while learning how they are used in our community.
Rain or shine, come to the library, check out some books, and touch-a-truck!
A big thank you to the Library’s Mobile Services Department, Mogadore Junior High/High School, the Village of Mogadore, Mogadore Fire and Police,
Two Men and a Truck Moving Company, and Summa Health Systems for providing vehicles and their time.
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
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.

COCO (PG) (109 minutes)

A boy's journey into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Fun Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gerri Bowen   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Fun Days

Mondays at 1pm

Grades K - 5 

Registration Requested.

June 18  Fun in the garden...help water and tend the library garden and plant a lovely plant to take home with you.

June 25  Create cool decorations to brighten up your yard, front porch or garden.

July 2  Build it! Join us for building fun with Legos, Citiblocks and more.

July 9  Design a mini terrarium to take home.

July 16  Join us for a summer movie matinee. Watch Coco (PG) on our big screen and munch on snacks.

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

Yoga Fun Mondays

Yoga with Yoga Squirrel

June 25, July 2, and July 9, 1:00 pm

 

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_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
 
rec_legoguy 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

Bricks 4 Kidz offers Lego-brick building activities designed by engineers and architects.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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
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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: Tallmadge
 
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
 
eth_indian 6:00 PM George Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

On the one hundred forty-second anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Cass Kuhl--American Civil War enthusiast--will discuss not just George Custer, but the other prominent individuals involved in this tragic event.

 
    Location: Green
 
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
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM Living Mindfully: An Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, June 25, 6:30 pm

In a world that can feel increasingly chaotic and divisive, meditation provides a path home to your true peaceful and compassionate self. This presentation includes an introduction to the concepts and practices related to meditation and mindfulness, a discussion of the benefits of developing a personal practice, and a brief guided meditation to introduce participants to the experience of meditating.

Please register in advance beginning Monday, May 21.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Under the Radar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Under the Radar presented by Ray Carmen

Music enthusiast Ray Carmen presents Under the Radar, an hour-long program featuring music and videos by artists who refuse to swim in the mainstream!

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday June 26, 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
 
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, June 26, 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
   

Tuesday, June 26, 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
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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
   

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

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

Focusing on the key issues affecting success following release, in the film Preparing for Success, viewers watch returning citizens discuss their real feelings about their past, present, and future. Reentry material included. 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
 
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 Jason Alan Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Jason Alan Magic will tickle your funny bone with his hilarious and engaging magic show. Space is limited.  Pick up a free ticket up to 30 minutes before each performance.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM One T Entertainment Children's Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@gmail.com
   

 

Glow-in-the-Dark Disco Dance Party!  Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to cut loose and dance to the music.

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 1:00 PM We All Scream for Ice Cream! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Tuesday, June 26, 1 pm

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Books, music, movement, and of course, ice cream for everyone! Registration requested. 

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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 your family's favorites!

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

We’re getting the band back together! Make awesome musical instruments out of standard materials. Registration is requested.  

    Location: Maple Valley
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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.

June 26 Tie Dye 101:  Transform a white t-shirt, socks or bandana into new summer digs!  Learn how to tie dye and have a blast!  Bring your own washed shirt, socks, or a bandana you wish to dye.  Wear old clothes and come ready to create!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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 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: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Making Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-285-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Making Music

Join local artist Sarah Gott to create a Musical Wall for our Reading Garden. 

Using recycled materials, various art techniques and supplies, together we can make our Library sing.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 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.

Escape from The Library - June 26, 3 pm

Up for a challenge? Join your friends, grab your magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker, and try your hand at detective work. Hear the story, look for clues, and solve the puzzle before time runs out. But you’d better hurry…the clock is ticking!!!

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

Join us at the library and share your love of anime and manga! Watch anime while we make a craft and eat Japanese snacks.

    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, June 26, 3:30-5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy! 
If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_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_none 6:00 PM Rock Star Drawing Lesson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join local artist Joel Jagger as he teaches a practical class where you will learn how to draw with pencil and paper. Complete a drawing of a famous rock star using concepts such as line, shape, light, and negative space. All supplies are provided. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_guitar01 6:00 PM The Beatles in Cleveland: The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Relive the excitement of Beatlemania!  Author Dave Schwensen will take you behind the scenes and on stage with The Fab Four through insider stories, rare concert films, never-before published photos and memorabilia.  Highlights include films of The Beatles riotous concerts at Cleveland Public Hall and Municipal Stadium.  Books will be available for purchase and author signing.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:30 PM Alcohol Ink Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 pm

Join Amy and Kassy and learn how to make your own alcohol ink abstract art piece.

Class size is limited to 20 adult/teen (16 & over) participants.

Registration begins Tuesday, May 22.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM DIY: Marbled Paper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MARBLED PAPER

Make beautiful marbled paper to use in card making, wrapping paper, and other crafts.

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM Teen Painting Workshop with Marla Knapic-Derga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Program

Supplies and instruction provided.

Space is limited; please register beginning Monday, June 11.

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nature Yoga & Art 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 Lisa Meranti of OneTreeLove to explore your artistic nature. This class will provide a window into the world of nature art; mandala creation; and connecting to nature through yoga movement, music, and meditation. Elements from nature will be provided, but you are welcome to bring a small item with you.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Classes

Join us for low impact yoga classes to soothe your mind, body and soul. Presented by Nirvana Yoga of Richfield.

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 pm

“Meditation in Movement”

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

Every Wednesday, 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
 
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)

June 27 Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens

    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
 
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)

June 27 Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens

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

Each fold of the giant paper represents and aspect of a story.  By the story's end, a surprise origami figure is made.  Language plus art equals fun.

    Location: Odom
 
nat_summertime 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
   

New ways to use bubbles with the Bubble Lady!

    Location: North Hill
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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
 
ent_guitar01 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
   

Sam Sapp - Songs and Tails from the Woods. Learn new songs and sing out loud!

Show us your sunglasses for a special prize drawing chance in honor of  

National Sunglasses Day.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray 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

June 27- Outback Ray and his wild friends will come and visit with us.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_genealogy1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Getting Started in Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 27, 2-3:30 pm

Join the Special Collections Division 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. (As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.)

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

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

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

Workshop will be held in Meeting Room 1.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
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
   

SCORCHED EGGS by Laura Childs

Scorched Eggs (Cackleberry Club Series #6)

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

BABY TIME

Our programs feature bounces, songs, and stories.

For children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   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
 
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, June 28, 10:30 am

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

(There will not be a program on July 19)

    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
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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
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Melody Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Melody Makers Story Time

For ages 2-6

Stories, music making and dance offs!

    Location: Norton
 
ent_guitar01 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

June 28 One T Entertainment will rock us into the summer season. Bring your dancing shoes!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Party Couture dance party 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:

June 28, 11 am, Party Couture, your whole family will get up and move with this DJ and dance party

Sign up for a library card at these special events.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
 
misc_kidsreading 11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes and more!

For children 2-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly count of bird species found in downtown Akron. No previous bird watching necessary. We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill streets.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

The Bubble Lady is back! She will be showing us all sorts of fascinating things that can be done with bubbles! You might even be able to step inside a large bubble!

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Vision Boards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12. 

Focus on your goals as you create a visual aid to guide and encourage yourself as you pursue your dreams.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Motors, Motion, and Movement with K'Nex: A Maker Space Program with Sylvan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

In this exciting Maker Space event participants will work in teams to complete an engineering design challenge using K’Nex.  We will also skype with an engineer during the program! For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Coco 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: Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend