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Thursday September 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Play and explore basic stop motion animation techniques as we create our own movies using stop motion animation apps for iPad.

For Grades 2 and up.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Rock Art! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Can’t get enough of painting stones? Come in and make doodlestones, pebble picture holders or just create, beautiful colorful stones to decorate your room or desk. For ages 11 – 18. 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday September 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_dance2 10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in September, 10:30am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_rivers 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bringing Down the Dam; Freeing the Falls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Elaine Marsh, Watershed Speacialist from the Summit Metro Parks will present "Bringing Down the Dam; Freeing the Falls". Elaine will discuss the potential benefits of removing the 100 year old Gorge Dam that dams up the Cuyahoga River in Gorge Park, Cuyahoga Falls. Her presentation will examine the interwoven story of Gorge Dam, the Cuyahoga River and Gorge Metro Park. It is a fascinating story of gravity and water, of scenic beauty and contamination, and of competing economics. Don't miss this unique program!

This program will be presented in Meeting Room 2AB, on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM INTRODUCTION TO PROPOSAL WRITING AND PROJECT BUDGETING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes, along with an intensive review of the essentials of project budgeting.

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

The second half of this special extended class will be a thorough review of the essentials of creating a project budget.

Meeting Room 2AB

Click here to register    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Beauty and the Beast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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The enchanting fairy tale come to life in this spectacular success. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad and Ewan McGregor. Rated PG. 129 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday September 30, 2017 Go To Top
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. This class by the Special Collection Division will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you 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
 
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   
   

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

All ages.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the fabled trident of Poseidon while being hunted by an undead sea captain. Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Orlando Bloom. Rated PG-13. 129 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday October 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Fold3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Fold3

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Fold3, which provides home access to military records, city directories, naturalization records and more. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_treasurechest 11:00 AM Beautiful Stuff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

What can you create from found materials?

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
trans_schoolbus 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   
   

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

September 12: “Fall Explorers”- Celebrate the arrival of the beautiful fall season together. Investigate leaves, apples, pumpkins and animals with your little explorers.

October 10: “Young @ Art”- Art materials and supplies provided for your budding artists. Build your child’s imagination and develop fine motor skills by creating beautiful, open ended works of art together. We will get messy!

November 14: “Curious Kids”- Join us as we transform the Children’s Library into a science lab for the very young. Hands-on, sensory activities, explorations and experiments are waiting for your “little Einstein’s” this month.

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

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
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   
   

The Second Saturday of each month, (September 9, October 14, November 11) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM INTRODUCTION TO FUNDRAISING PLANNING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support.

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to:

  • Conduct an assets inventory
  • Develop a case statement
  • Identify funding partners
  • Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar

Space is limited.  Please register below or call 216-861-1933 x325.

Meeting Room 2AB

Click here to register    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Topper Returns Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Cosmo Topper turns amateur detective when the ghost of a murdered woman convinces him to find the culprit in a spooky old mansion. Wonderful comedy/murder-mystery starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Patsy Kelly. 89 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ACT Practice Test* Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Take advantage of the day off school and get ahead! Join us for a practice test and a snack! Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam to prepare you for the real test at the Main Library. You will have access to your scores within one week after the test. Please bring your own calculator, and be sure to register early, spaces are limited! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE EACH TEST. Please contact Sylvan Learning Center fairlawn.oh@sylvanlearning.com or The Main Teen Area 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Find My Past Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Find My Past

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Find My Past, which provides a wide variety of genealogical record but is especially strong in British and Irish records. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_bush.GIF 11:00 AM Calling all Wild Things! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Feel free to dress like a Wild Thing and let the wild rumpus begin!

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paranormal Portraits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Use the green screen to make your family and friends scream! Join us to make creepy, spooky, all together ooky self-portraits using the Tech Zone’s green screen, make-up, costumes, photo apps, and more. Print them out and add glowing eyes for a final freaky factor. The program will start and end in the Teen Programming Room on the third floor. For ages 11 – 18. 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Meet the Reentry Providers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-meet-the-reentry-providers-tickets-36810540317?aff=es2

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

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Searching The Reporter: Akron’s African American Newspaper and Other Newspapers on Ohio Memory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Searching The Reporter: Akron’s African American Newspaper and Other Historic Newspapers on Ohio Memory

The Reporter, Akron’s African American newspaper covering 1969-2016, is now available and full-text searchable on Ohio Memory! Join Jenni Salamon of the Ohio History Connection to learn how this newspaper was transformed from hardcopy to microfilm to digital images, as well as tips on how to search the digital collection as part of your genealogy or local history research.

The digitization of the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s collection of The Reporter was funded in part by the Dick and Chris Chenoweth fund of the Akron Community Foundation.

Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio whose mission is to help communities share, discover and connect to Ohio’s rich past through dynamic online resources. The website provides free access to over 700,000 digital images from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.

Jenni Salamon is the Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection where she manages their newspaper digitization and microfilming projects, including the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. She has been with the Ohio History Connection since 2009, and has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University. Her areas of expertise include newspaper digitization as well as traditional and digital newspaper research on various topics. When not thinking about newspapers, she can be found reading, crafting or spending time with her adorable dachshund.

Class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB on the High Street Level of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division. 

    Location: Main Library
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Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Wonder Woman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Discovering her super powers and true destiny, Princess Diana of the Amazons leaves her home to restore peace to a war-torn world. Epic blockbuster starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston and Connie Nielsen. Rated PG-13. 141 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: University of Akron Reentry Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Receive assistance from the University of Akron School of Law with the following: expungement; certificate of qualification for employment; clemency; and license restoration. Information to bring to the clinic include the following: driver’s license or identification card; proof of address (mail); date of birth; last four numbers of Social Security Number; and pay stub. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-university-of-akron-reentry-clinic-tickets-36810603506?aff=es2

    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_pumpkin 11:00 AM Halloween Spooktacular Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Come in costume for a ghoulish good time!

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 PM Comic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Connect, create, collect! 

Do you love to draw and talk about comics? Children and teens in grades 4-12 are invited to join us in the Teen Programming Room to explore the world of comics.

For Grades 4 and up. Meeting in the Teen Department.

    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_ghost 2:00 PM Frankenanimals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Learn basic sewing techniques as we tear apart our old stuffed animals to make fabulous, scary, funny and weird new creations.

For Grades 2 and up.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Comic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Connect, create, collect!

Do you love to draw and talk about comics? Children and teens in grades 4-12 are invited to join us in the Teen Programming Room to explore the world of comics.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2013. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

Discover how to modify columns, rows, and format cells. Practice the different ways to duplicate, move, and edit data. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 3: More on Formatting Cells and Worksheet Basics 

Learn how to format text and numbers in cells and learn the worksheet basics – setting print area, inserting headers/footers, page margins, etc. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

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

MS Excel, Practical Application Project 1-3

Let’s practice what we have learned in Excel levels 1-3 by creating a workbook that would require to use most of the functions taught in Excel 1-3 classes. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1-3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Heritage Quest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Heritage Quest

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Heritage Quest, which provides home access to a variety of indexes and digitized records from the U.S. and overseas, including the U.S. census, city directories, digitized family and local histories, the PERiodical Source Index Archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records and more. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Going Squirrelly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

All things squirrel!

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
Sunday November 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Financial Literacy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Simone Richardson   33-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Kathleen Seminatore, Investigator, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will discuss how to improve your credit score, lower your bills, set up a monthly budget, apply for PIPP and HEAP, avoid scams, and much more. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-financial-literacy-tickets-36828057712?aff=es2

    Location: Main Library
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
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   
   

The Second Saturday of each month, (September 9, October 14, November 11) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mini Maker Faire: Box Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Calling all junior engineers for a box design challenge! Turn an ordinary box into…. a dollhouse, or an extraordinary game, or a robot, or a flower garden, or a…….?

Every engineer will get their own box and a variety of supplies will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday November 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
trans_schoolbus 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   
   

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

September 12: “Fall Explorers”- Celebrate the arrival of the beautiful fall season together. Investigate leaves, apples, pumpkins and animals with your little explorers.

October 10: “Young @ Art”- Art materials and supplies provided for your budding artists. Build your child’s imagination and develop fine motor skills by creating beautiful, open ended works of art together. We will get messy!

November 14: “Curious Kids”- Join us as we transform the Children’s Library into a science lab for the very young. Hands-on, sensory activities, explorations and experiments are waiting for your “little Einstein’s” this month.

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

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
Saturday November 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1820-1892 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1820-1892

Immigration records changed a great deal between the “Act to Regulate Passenger Ships and Vessels,” which took effect in 1820, and the opening of Ellis Island in 1892. Focusing on European arrivals to the eastern seaboard, this genealogy class by the Special Collections Division will discuss historic background as well as sources and strategies commonly used in researching immigrants during this era. 

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM Fall in the Forest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Prepare to hibernate in our den of great autumn stories, crafts and activities.

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Holy Justice League Batman! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate the release of the new Justice League movie.  Make a Batman or Wonder Woman fidget spinner, play videogames and make Justice League crafts. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday November 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_dance2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wii Just Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Show off your dance moves with our Wii Gaming System.

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday November 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

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

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 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
Saturday December 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Identifying Your Family Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Identifying Your Family Photographs

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but unlocking the stories of unidentified photographs requires some sleuthing. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division for this class on the tips and techniques for identifying historic photographs. Learn to read clues, such as the type of photograph, clothing and hairstyles, and even whether or not subjects are smiling, to reveal the stories behind every photograph. This class will also take a look at how genealogy databases and local history resources can be used to identify your family photographs. 

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library
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