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Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Word 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2007.

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 1: The Basics

Learn how to create and present slideshow presentations for with PowerPoint 2007. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Our selection for May is This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.
  • Copies of the discussion book are available at the Culture & AV desk.
  • Age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 7, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
med_stethoscope 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today.  Online searching puts information right at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can trust.  Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust.

Join us for Health Info. 101.  Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts.  Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information.  Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet!  Main Library First Floor Meeting Room

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Word 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
The true-life love story of physicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde. Five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress.  Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox and Emily Watson. Rated PG-13. 123 min



 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today.  Online searching puts information right at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can trust.  Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust.

Join us for Health Info. 101.  Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts.  Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information.  Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet!  Main Library First Floor Meeting Room

    Location: Main Library
Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic Windows Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Basic Windows Skills

Learn basic functions of the Windows operating system that enable you to become familiar with personalizing your computer, set up a user account, pinning to the task bar, and more. Practice using various Windows components, such as working with multiple windows and using menus.  Also you will learn about computer viruses and how to protect your machine. Learn best practices on avoiding infection and how to keep your computer “vaccinated” with anti- virus software. Attendance at Basic Computer Skills is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: 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, 11am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.  Children can practice their reading skills and pet some friendly pooches!  Don't read on your own?  The dog's handler will read a book to you.

All ages. No registration needed.

    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   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting room 1.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
    Location: Main Library
 
ent_guitar01 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Teens Rock Akron 2015! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us once again for a great evening of music from some of Northeast Ohio's most talented young musicians.  Admission and parking are free. Please call the Teen Department for more information. 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Sunday May 10, 2015 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 we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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.  Contact the Science &Technology Division to make your appointment for this unique opportunity. Please note: come to the Science and Technology Division on the first floor to begin your session.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
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: the Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30am

A Time to Play is for young children (ages 2-5) with a caregiver. Hands-on, ageappropriate play experiences and materials will be available for children and their caregivers. Children and adults can make friends, share stories, create and play together.

For Ages 2-5. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Word 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 14, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Mail Merge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Mail Merge

Learn how to create letters, labels, and envelopes for mass mailings. Learn how to create address lists to facilitate this process using Microsoft Excel. Ideal for Christmas cards, weddings, family reunion letters, and more! Microsoft Word 2007 will be demonstrated in class. Some experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

GUN CRAZY 
An aimless young man meets a beautiful carnival performer, leading to romance... and a life of crime!  Film noir cult fave starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall. 86 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.




 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM File Maintenance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

File Maintenance

Learn to create folders & organize & manage your files & folders. You will practice copying, moving, & deleting items, & exploring your recycle bin. You’ll perform maintenance tasks such as defragging your hard drive & installing Windows & other updates.  Attendance at Basic Windows Skills is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Internet Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet Genealogy

There are an overwhelming number of websites for genealogy research. This class will provide tips to locating online resources for family history research and allow participants some class time to explore suggested websites. The focus will be on finding free online genealogy resources. This class will not cover searching Ancestry.com (or Ancestry Library Edition), as there is a separate class for this resource. As the emphasis will be on using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_monkey2 11:00 AM Going to the Zoo: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Special Saturday Story Time
Saturday Story Time Sampler
: every First and Third Saturday of the month, 11 am

A story time adventure full of lions, monkeys, and snakes.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 17, 2015 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 we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Typing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Typing

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 3: Advanced Features

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 21, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 8 [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 8

Personalize your Windows 8 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 8.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
Penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world!  Awesome animated action comedy!  Rated PG. 92 min





 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Office 2013 Essential Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Office 2013 Essential Skills

Microsoft Office 2013 is the newest version of Microsoft Office. The new features include enhanced design tools, shared notebooks for working in groups, mobile versions and a digital notebook for managing and sharing multimedia information. This course will introduce you to the newest features before you begin our new Microsoft classes.  Completion of the Introduction Series is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Saturday May 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM Works of Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Works of Art

Find out how different artists created their works, as we focus on different artists’ styles and techniques. Then try
your hand at making your own art in the style of some famous artists.

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 24, 2015 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 we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Publisher 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Publisher, Part 1:  The Basics

Create business cards, greeting cards, flyers, and more! Learn the basics of creating professional looking publications with Publisher 2007, Microsoft’s desktop publishing program.  Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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.

Please contact the Science and Technology Division to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE GIVING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Divistion   330 643-9020   
   

Join us for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and funding research tools to help you identify corporate prospects.

We’ll answer such questions as:

  • Why do companies give and why might they give to my nonprofit?
  • What do companies give and how do they do it?
  • How do I determine if my organization is ready to seek corporate contributions?
  • How can I match my organization’s needs with the interests of a corporation?
  • How can I use the Foundation Center’s resources to locate corporate funders?
  • How do I approach a potential corporate supporter?

We will include a case study illustrating a corporate-nonprofit partnership.

Register with BVU at:

http://tinyurl.com/mu79xnb    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab/Resume Workshop 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.

 

Resume Workshop

Bring a chronology of your work and/or educational history to these workshops, and use resume writing software that offers hundreds of pre-written job duty descriptions to clearly define your skills and qualifications. Practice with built-in videos to sharpen your job interviewing and salary negotiating skills. Save your work as an electronic document and leave our workshop with a high impact, ready-to-print product. Attendees must bring a flash drive on which to save their work.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Publisher 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Publisher, Part 2:  Advanced    Features

Explore Publisher’s more advanced features as you create a two-page newsletter, a tri-fold brochure, envelopes and labels using Mail Merge to distribute your publications. Attendance at Publisher, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 28, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tablets: Downloading e-books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Tablets

Do you own a Tablet such as, iPad, ASUS Transformer, Nook Color or Tablet, etc. and want to know how to get e-books from the library? Then, this is the class for you. Prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

DUMB AND DUMBER TO
Lloyd and Harry, two good-natured but dim-witted friends, go on a road trip to find the daughter Harry never knew he had. Slapstick comedy starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle and Kathleen Turner.  Rated PG-13. 109 min






 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 30, 2015 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 and 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 Office website. Basic computer skills and familiarity with the internet is preferred.

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM Builders' Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Builders' Club

Build whatever you can imagine with Legos™, Citiblocs™ and more!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun afternoon of art. We'll be creating artful items, experimenting with different techniques, and fuelling your creativity with artistic snacks. It's "Gogh"ing to be a great time! Please call the Teen Department to register.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 31, 2015 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 we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 4, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday June 6, 2015 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 us 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 on the High Street Level of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today.  Online searching puts information right at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can trust.  Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust.

Join us for Health Info. 101.  Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts.  Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information.  Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet!  Main Library First Floor Meeting Room

    Location: Main Library
 
med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today.  Online searching puts information right at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can trust.  Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust.

Join us for Health Info. 101.  Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts.  Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information.  Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet!  Main Library First Floor Meeting Room

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 11, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM DIY Superhero T-shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY Superhero T-shirts
Ages 11-18

Let your superpowers show! Join us to design and create a superhero inspired t-shirt. You can borrow the logo of your favorite superhero or create your own. All supplies, including t-shirts, will be provided.

Please call the library at 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday June 13, 2015 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 nearly 10,000 databases, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches. When possible, time for practice searching is also provided. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    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   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting room 1.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 16, 2015 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 and Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science and Technology Division to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 18, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday June 20, 2015 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 and 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 Office website. Basic computer skills and familiarity with the internet is preferred.

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in African American Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in African American Genealogy

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

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
 
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   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
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Thursday June 25, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM Superhero Terrariums Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Superhero Terrariums
Ages 11-18

Try your hand at gardening, superhero style! Join us as we get our hands dirty using plants, rocks, dirt, and superhero figurines to make unique indoor garden creations. All supplies are included and you get to take your terrarium home when you’re done.

Please call the library at 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday June 28, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
 
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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
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   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
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Thursday July 9, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM Marshmallow Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Marshmallow Madness
Ages 11-18

Are you ready for the marshmallow apocalypse?  Do giant Stay Puft marshmallow men haunt your dreams?  Fear not!  Come to the library and arm yourself with knowledge and make a custom marshmallow shooter.  Have fun decorating your shooter, practicing your technique, and munching on marshmallow snacks.  Please call the library at 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 12, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
 
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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
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    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Volunteen Day
Ages 11-18

If you are between the ages of 11 and 18 and would like to volunteer at Main Library this summer, you are invited to join us for our Summer Volunteen Day. During this 2 hour program, you will work together with other volunteens on projects including cleaning and decorating the Teen Department and preparing for the library’s Geekfest. This is a great way to earn service hours for school, meet new friends, and have fun while helping the library. Please call the library at 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
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    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Chocolate Olympics
Ages 11-18

Just not down for a dog-eat-dog ping pong match?  Synchronized swimming not your gig?  Maybe the subtle sophistication of chocolate is more your style.  Come show off your mad skills at competitive chocolate gaming.  Do it - for the sake of chocolate fans everywhere.  

Please call the library at 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Geekfest 2015 Mini-Comicon

Fandom fun for all ages! Come down to Main Library for cosplay contests, featured speakers, arts and crafts, and much more!

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
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Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330.643.9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Discovering Your German Ancestors

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of theOhio Genealogical Society are pleased to present Discovering Your German Ancestors, featuring genealogy expert James Beidler.

James is a professional genealogist, author and lecturer specializing in Pennsylvania and German research. He writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania, as well as a column for German Life magazine, edits Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society and is a frequent contributor to genealogy periodicals ranging from scholarly journals such as The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine to popular-interest magazines such as Ancestry and Family Tree Magazine. He also wrote the chapter on genealogy for Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, published jointly by the Penn State Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and is also an instructor for the online Family Tree University.

Born in Reading, PA he was raised in nearby Berks County, where he currently resides. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, with a BA in political science in 1982.

Program Schedule:

9:30 – 9:45  Introductions

9:45 – 10:45  Contrasting German Migrations: 18th Century vs. 19th Century Waves
The 1700s “Pennsylvania Germans” were a different breed than the “German Americans” who immigrated in the 1800s. This presentation shows the differences in geography, economic class, religion, and aspirations of – as well as sources about – the two great waves of German immigration.

10:45 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 12:00  Zigzagging Through German Church Records
Explaining the methodology of using the baptismal, confirmation, marriage and burial records from German church registers most effectively. By utilizing the different bits of information found in each, researchers can zigzag their way to adding centuries to a pedigree.

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch on your own

1:00 – 2:00  German Research Online
Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based Genealogy.net are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors.

2:00 – 2:15  Break

2:15 – 3:15  German for Genealogists
A skills course going over the basic vocabulary and formats to enable the participants to read tombstones, church records and simple documents of German-speaking people.

This skills workshop teaches the basic vocabulary and formats to enable the participants to read tombstones, church records and simple documents of German-speaking people. Included is practice writing and deciphering handwritten cursive script from a variety of centuries as well as detailing the quirks of the printed Fraktur font.

3:15 – 3:30  Break

3:30 – 4:30  Success Story: Finding a European Village of Origin
The case study of Johannes Dinius, a 1765 immigrant to Pennsylvania, is used to show how scraps of evidence properly deployed can lead to the discovery of a European hometown.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
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Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today. Online searching puts information right at your fingertips. Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can use. Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust. 

Join us for Health Information 101. Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts. Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information. Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet! 

We will meet in the First Floor Meeting Room at Main Library

    Location: Main Library
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med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today. Online searching puts information right at your fingertips. Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can use. Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust. 

Join us for Health Information 101. Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts. Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information. Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet! 

We will meet in the First Floor Meeting Room at Main Library

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. 

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
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Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
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Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday October 29, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday November 5, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday November 7, 2015 Go To Top
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   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday November 12, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday November 19, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday November 21, 2015 Go To Top
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   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday December 3, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday December 5, 2015 Go To Top
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   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday December 10, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday December 17, 2015 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

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday December 19, 2015 Go To Top
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   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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