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

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Thursday March 30, 2017 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

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

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

After the sinister Bergens invade their village, two trolls set off on a quest to save their friends.  Delightful adventure/fable starring the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, Jeffrey Tambor & James Corden.  Rated PG.  93 min 

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday April 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Church and State: Genealogy Research in Religious and Government Records Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Church and State: Genealogy Research in Religious and Government Records, Featuring Sunny McClellan and Chris Staats

The Special Collections Division is pleased to present this program featuring northeast Ohio genealogists Sunny McClellan Morton and Chris Staats.

Sunny McClellan Morton teaches genealogy for local, state, national and international audiences. She is Contributing Editor and Genealogy Insider columnist for Family Tree Magazine, as well as Editor of Ohio Genealogy News. She has been an instructor for Family Tree University and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors.

Chris Staats regularly presents and writes on genealogical topics including methodology, resources, and technology. He has written articles for many publications including Family Tree Magazine and Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Seminar Chairperson for the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Genealogical Committee.

Program Schedule:

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

9:45 – 10:45    Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church (Sunny McClellan Morton)
U.S. church records can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships and prior/subsequent residences (including overseas birthplaces!). Learn what various types of church records look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records and access them.

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15   They Once Were Lost but Now Are Found: Using U.S. Church Records to Solve Genealogical Mysteries (Sunny McClellan Morton)
When are church records worth your while? When you’re trying to answer specific kinds of questions. Lively case studies show how church records from various time periods, denominations and ethnic groups were located and used to address different research questions.

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30     Order in the Court! A Brief History of Ohio Courts and the Records They Created (Chris Staats)
Ohio’s court system has undergone numerous revisions since its Northwest Territory days. This lecture will describe the evolution of different courts, their jurisdiction, and their records.

2:30 – 3:00     Break

3:00 – 4:00     Buried Treasure: Finding Your Ancestors in Ohio’s Local Government Records Collection (Chris Staats)
Ohio’s Local Government Record Program has preserved a wealth of records that can’t be found elsewhere. This lecture will cover what they are and how to access them.

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

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

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


The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

March 4: Dr. Seuss Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Celebration with stories, songs and crafts
March 18: Beautiful Stuff Start with stories using the collage technique, and then use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together
April 1: April Fools! It’s Backwards Day!
April 15: Hop on over for a special Bunny Story Time
May 6: What is Your Talent? Song, Music, Art, Silliness?
May 20: Sunny Days Join us as we celebrate the return of warmer days by sharing “sunny” reads.
 

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

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

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

Mondays in April, 10:30 am

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

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

Anime and manga enthusiasts unite! Join us the first Monday of the month to watch anime, make a snack, do activities, and make crafts based off of your favorite manga and anime series. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
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rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Thursday April 6, 2017 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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Main Event Speaker Series Presents Author George Saunders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   

One of the most acclaimed writers of our time (TENTH OF DECEMBER: STORIES; IN PERSUASION NATION) Saunders will read from and discuss his work, including his highly anticipated new novel LINCOLN IN THE BARDO. There will be a Q&A after the presentation, and a book signing. Sponsored by Friends of Main Library. Free and open to the public.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday April 8, 2017 Go To Top
anim_dog1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The Second Saturday of each month, (March 11, April 8, May 13) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday April 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

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

Wild about Wattpad? Passionate about poetry? Whatever your writing interests are, the Teen Writers’ Workshop is for you! Join us on the second Sunday of the month to meet other teen writers, share story ideas, and practice your craft. For ages 11 to 18.

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

Mondays in April, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 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
Tuesday April 11, 2017 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   
   

The Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.
                                                                                           
March 14: Beautiful Stuff Use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together. 
April 11You Are my Sunshine Celebrate the arrival of spring, and “Child and Family Awareness Month” with hands-on arts and science activities. Explore rain, clouds, rainbows and sunshine. 
May 9: Things that GO!  Experience transportation activities this month with wheels, track making, hauling, ice, ramps and mazes.   

    Location: Main Library
 
office_lightbulb 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Tinker Tuesday - A Maker Mixer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Inventors, Crafters, Tinkerers, and Makers, mix, meet, and mingle at Tinker Tuesday, Akron-Summit County Public Library's Maker Mixer. Investigate our MicroBusiness Center, TechZone, and Science & Technology Division all on the First Floor of Main Library. 

  • Explore partnerships with other area Makers
  • See library resources to use in your projects (mostly for FREE!)
  • Plan something amazing
  • Have some fun

Sign up with EventBrite or call Science & Technology. 

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

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

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Social Security Disability Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   
   

Social Security is a part of everyone's life. There are many who may not be able to work until their retirement age due to a disabling condition, and Social Security information and speakers are a welcomed resource. Social Security's online services for disability applicants and advocates provide a wealth of knowledge that will help any organization and individual.  For this year's forum, Social Security has prepared a layered presentation which includes understanding the disability program, the process once an application is received, and how work is evaluated before and after receiving benefits.  The Social Security representatives will be joined by representatives from the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Location: Auditorium.

    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

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

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

Award-winning documentary about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning animated movies into a language to express love, loss and friendship. Rated PG. 92 min. Shown in partnership with the Autism Society of Greater Akron in observance of National Autism Awareness Month. Introduction at 6:15, film starts at 6:30.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday April 15, 2017 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   
   


The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

March 4: Dr. Seuss Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Celebration with stories, songs and crafts
March 18: Beautiful Stuff Start with stories using the collage technique, and then use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together
April 1: April Fools! It’s Backwards Day!
April 15: Hop on over for a special Bunny Story Time
May 6: What is Your Talent? Song, Music, Art, Silliness?
May 20: Sunny Days Join us as we celebrate the return of warmer days by sharing “sunny” reads.
 

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

Join us for an afternoon all about peeps- peep science, peep sushi, peep prints! Test, eat, and create with the marshmallow goodness that is the peep. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 17, 2017 Go To Top
rec_dance2 10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in April, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_tulip.GIF 2:00 PM Spring Break Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330-643-9050   
   

SPRING BREAK FUN

Monday, April 17 Legos Building Club: Open play with Legos and Duplos for all ages
Tuesday, April 18 Tech Lab Tuesday: Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, fly a drone and so much more. Grades 3 & up. Registration requested.
Wednesday, April 19 Wii Wednesday
: Show off you dance moves with Wii Just Dance from 2-3:30 pm . Grades 1-6.
Thursday, April 20 Let’s Get Creative: Art Activities for all ages
 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM Tech Lab Tuesday: Spring Break Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tech Lab Tuesday: Spring Break Fun

Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, fly a drone and so much more.

Grades 3 & up. Registration requested.

    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 & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
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rec_dance2 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Wii Wednesday: Spring Break Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wii Wednesday: Spring Break Fun

Show off your dance moves with Wii Just Dance.

Grades 1-6.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday April 20, 2017 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

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

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

Cognitive Therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression. Learn how this technique is used to help people change thinking and solve problems. Room 2AB.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_tulip.GIF 2:00 PM Spring Break Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330-643-9050   
   

SPRING BREAK FUN

Monday, April 17 Legos Building Club: Open play with Legos and Duplos for all ages
Tuesday, April 18 Tech Lab Tuesday: Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, fly a drone and so much more. Grades 3 & up. Registration requested.
Wednesday, April 19 Wii Wednesday
: Show off you dance moves with Wii Just Dance from 2-3:30 pm . Grades 1-6.
Thursday, April 20 Let’s Get Creative: Art Activities for all ages
 

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The Rebel Alliance sets out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Unforgettable adventure starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker. Rated PG-13. 133 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_star_white_in_red 2:00 PM Comic Book Club: Connect, Create, Collect! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Comic Book Club: Connect, Create, Collect!
Saturday, April 22, 2 pm

Superhero fans unite! It’s Superhero Saturday! Join us to draw, talk, and explore the world of superheroes.

For Grades 4+ .

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

Superhero fans unite! It’s Superhero Saturday! Join us to draw, talk, and explore the world of superheroes. For grades 4+ in the Children’s Library.  

    Location: Main Library
Sunday April 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Education Today for Retirement Tomorrow (OPERS) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

A representative of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) will present information to help you take an active role in planning for your retirement. Free and open to the publicNo registration necessary.

 

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Celebrate The Week of the Young Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with the Children's Library and the Akron Art Museum April 24-29 
The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual event

Monday, April 24, 10:30 am Musical Monday: Music Yoga for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am - 3 pm Tasty Tuesday: Come Play Life-Sized Candy Land with family and friends

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am Work Together Wednesday Baby Time for birth to 2 years old

Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am Artsy Thursday Preschool Story Time for 2-5 year olds

Friday, April 28, 10:30 am Family Friday: The Bubble Lady

Saturday, April 29, 1-4 pm, At the Akron Art Museum:  Families Make Art - Open Studio plus a Milk and Cookies Music Café, 2-3 pm The Children’s librarians from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum educators team up for a day of memory-making, music and storytelling. Free museum admission and activities. No registration required. For more information, go to www.AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar or call 330.376.9186.

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

Mondays in April, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Social Security Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Robert Fenn II, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, will answer the following questions: What is the quickest way to benefits? Can you work and still receive benefits? Do you have to file for Medicare? What age should you file? Can you file on a previous spouse’s earnings if you are divorced? No registration necessary.  Meeting Room 2 A/B

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Celebrate The Week of the Young Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with the Children's Library and the Akron Art Museum April 24-29 
The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual event

Monday, April 24, 10:30 am Musical Monday: Music Yoga for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am - 3 pm Tasty Tuesday: Come Play Life-Sized Candy Land with family and friends

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am Work Together Wednesday Baby Time for birth to 2 years old

Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am Artsy Thursday Preschool Story Time for 2-5 year olds

Friday, April 28, 10:30 am Family Friday: The Bubble Lady

Saturday, April 29, 1-4 pm, At the Akron Art Museum:  Families Make Art - Open Studio plus a Milk and Cookies Music Café, 2-3 pm The Children’s librarians from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum educators team up for a day of memory-making, music and storytelling. Free museum admission and activities. No registration required. For more information, go to www.AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar or call 330.376.9186.

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Honorable Capitalism? (film) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Writer and producer Connie Collins will present her documentary-style film, "Honorable Capitalism?" Through interviews, Collins explored why some prosper while others either remain or become disadvantaged in our capitalistic system. Question and answer session will follow. No registration necessary.

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Celebrate The Week of the Young Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with the Children's Library and the Akron Art Museum April 24-29 
The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual event

Monday, April 24, 10:30 am Musical Monday: Music Yoga for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am - 3 pm Tasty Tuesday: Come Play Life-Sized Candy Land with family and friends

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am Work Together Wednesday Baby Time for birth to 2 years old

Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am Artsy Thursday Preschool Story Time for 2-5 year olds

Friday, April 28, 10:30 am Family Friday: The Bubble Lady

Saturday, April 29, 1-4 pm, At the Akron Art Museum:  Families Make Art - Open Studio plus a Milk and Cookies Music Café, 2-3 pm The Children’s librarians from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum educators team up for a day of memory-making, music and storytelling. Free museum admission and activities. No registration required. For more information, go to www.AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar or call 330.376.9186.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Family Matters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer and Magistrate Nicole Walker of Summit County Probate Court will provide you with answers to questions about deeds, probate court, guardianship, and more. No registration necessary.

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Celebrate The Week of the Young Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with the Children's Library and the Akron Art Museum April 24-29 
The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual event

Monday, April 24, 10:30 am Musical Monday: Music Yoga for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am - 3 pm Tasty Tuesday: Come Play Life-Sized Candy Land with family and friends

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am Work Together Wednesday Baby Time for birth to 2 years old

Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am Artsy Thursday Preschool Story Time for 2-5 year olds

Friday, April 28, 10:30 am Family Friday: The Bubble Lady

Saturday, April 29, 1-4 pm, At the Akron Art Museum:  Families Make Art - Open Studio plus a Milk and Cookies Music Café, 2-3 pm The Children’s librarians from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum educators team up for a day of memory-making, music and storytelling. Free museum admission and activities. No registration required. For more information, go to www.AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar or call 330.376.9186.

    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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Getting Ready for School Begins Early: “You Have What It Takes to Build Your Child’s Brain” Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Getting Ready for School Begins Early: “You Have What It Takes to Build Your Child’s Brain”
Thursday, April 27, 6-7 pm

There are 2,000 days from the day a child is born until they go to Kindergarten. Every day counts. Join Kandi Novak, Child Care-Connection and Laura McFalls, Akron Summit County Public Library, to find out how to make everyday moments with your child into brain building moments.   You and your child will have fun visiting stations where they will get to experience rhyming, reading, math, talking about feelings and more! Sharing these moments with your child will help shape their growing mind. 

Please contact Children Services at 330-379-2090 to register for this special parent training and family event.

    Location: Main Library
 
trans_schoolbus 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Getting Ready for School Begins Early: “You Have What It Takes to Build Your Child’s Brain” Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Getting Ready for School Begins Early: “You Have What It Takes to Build Your Child’s Brain”
Thursday, April 27, 6-7 pm

There are 2,000 days from the day a child is born until they go to Kindergarten. Every day counts. Join Kandi Novak, Child Care-Connection and Laura McFalls, Akron Summit County Public Library, to find out how to make everyday moments with your child into brain building moments.   You and your child will have fun visiting stations where they will get to experience rhyming, reading, math, talking about feelings and more! Sharing these moments with your child will help shape their growing mind. 

Please contact Children Services at 330-379-2090 to register for this special parent training and family event.

    Location: Main Library
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Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Celebrate The Week of the Young Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with the Children's Library and the Akron Art Museum April 24-29 
The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual event

Monday, April 24, 10:30 am Musical Monday: Music Yoga for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am - 3 pm Tasty Tuesday: Come Play Life-Sized Candy Land with family and friends

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am Work Together Wednesday Baby Time for birth to 2 years old

Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am Artsy Thursday Preschool Story Time for 2-5 year olds

Friday, April 28, 10:30 am Family Friday: The Bubble Lady

Saturday, April 29, 1-4 pm, At the Akron Art Museum:  Families Make Art - Open Studio plus a Milk and Cookies Music Café, 2-3 pm The Children’s librarians from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum educators team up for a day of memory-making, music and storytelling. Free museum admission and activities. No registration required. For more information, go to www.AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar or call 330.376.9186.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Managing Your Non-Profit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you have what it takes to start a nonprofit? Carol Topp, CPA, has helped over 100 small nonprofits get started and she will guide you through the steps to form a nonprofit board, draft the correct documents, create a funding profile, and apply for tax exempt status. No registration necessary.  Meeting Room 2 A/B.

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Financial Literacy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Kathleen Seminatore, Investigator, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will discuss how to improve your credit score, lower your bills, set up a monthly budget, apply for PIPP and HEAP, and avoid scams. No registration necessary.  Meeting Room 1.

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Micro Business for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

From babysitting to lawn care to Internet security, consultant Carol Topp will show motivated teens how to start and run a profitable business.

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Shred It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Use this free on-site paper shredding event to purge financial clutter and other documents and help deter identity theft. Outside Main Library on High Street. Limit:  10 copy paper size boxes or 10 kitchen size trash bags. Sponsored by Brouse McDowell LPA.

 

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Benefits of Energy Efficiency Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Zachary Hoffman, Public Information Officer, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, will offer tips to help you save money, protect the environment, and feel more comfortable in your home or business. Meeting Room 1.

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-8646-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrate The Week of the Young Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with the Children's Library and the Akron Art Museum April 24-29 
The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual event

Monday, April 24, 10:30 am Musical Monday: Music Yoga for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am - 3 pm Tasty Tuesday: Come Play Life-Sized Candy Land with family and friends

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am Work Together Wednesday Baby Time for birth to 2 years old

Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am Artsy Thursday Preschool Story Time for 2-5 year olds

Friday, April 28, 10:30 am Family Friday: The Bubble Lady

Saturday, April 29, 1-4 pm, At the Akron Art Museum:  Families Make Art - Open Studio plus a Milk and Cookies Music Café, 2-3 pm The Children’s librarians from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum educators team up for a day of memory-making, music and storytelling. Free museum admission and activities. No registration required. For more information, go to www.AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar or call 330.376.9186. At the Akron Art Museum across the street

 

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

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Anime and manga enthusiasts unite! Join us the first Monday of the month to watch anime, make a snack, do activities, and make crafts based off of your favorite manga and anime series. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 4, 2017 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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Hidden Figures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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The inspirational true story about three African-American female mathematicians who provided a crucial role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons. Rated PG. 127 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

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

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

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

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


The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

March 4: Dr. Seuss Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Celebration with stories, songs and crafts
March 18: Beautiful Stuff Start with stories using the collage technique, and then use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together
April 1: April Fools! It’s Backwards Day!
April 15: Hop on over for a special Bunny Story Time
May 6: What is Your Talent? Song, Music, Art, Silliness?
May 20: Sunny Days Join us as we celebrate the return of warmer days by sharing “sunny” reads.
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 9, 2017 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   
   

The Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.
                                                                                           
March 14: Beautiful Stuff Use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together. 
April 11You Are my Sunshine Celebrate the arrival of spring, and “Child and Family Awareness Month” with hands-on arts and science activities. Explore rain, clouds, rainbows and sunshine. 
May 9: Things that GO!  Experience transportation activities this month with wheels, track making, hauling, ice, ramps and mazes.   

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

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

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 11, 2017 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

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

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

A group of animals enter a singing competition created by a koala bear eager to save his theater. Delightful animated comedy starring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and John C. Reilly. Rated PG. 108 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

The Second Saturday of each month, (March 11, April 8, May 13) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Random Acts of Creativity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice Random Acts of Creativity and discover just how easy being artistic really is.  Join us to create a no fail watercolor painting.  Turn your favorite photo into a stencil and create an awesome work of art to keep or give to your mom or someone special for Mother’s Day.   For Ages 11 to 18. Registration is appreciated. Please call 330.643.9076 for information.

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

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

Wild about Wattpad? Passionate about poetry? Whatever your writing interests are, the Teen Writers’ Workshop is for you! Join us on the second Sunday of the month to meet other teen writers, share story ideas, and practice your craft. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to Project Budgets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643 9020   
   
Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!
 
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? 
 
If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.  We will discuss: 
  • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses
  • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
  • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

Presented by Foundation Center in collaboration with the Akron-Summit County Public Library and BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence. 

Meeting Room AB

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

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 18, 2017 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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Split Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Spine-tingling psychological thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley. Rated PG-13. 117 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 20, 2017 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   
   


The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

March 4: Dr. Seuss Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Celebration with stories, songs and crafts
March 18: Beautiful Stuff Start with stories using the collage technique, and then use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together
April 1: April Fools! It’s Backwards Day!
April 15: Hop on over for a special Bunny Story Time
May 6: What is Your Talent? Song, Music, Art, Silliness?
May 20: Sunny Days Join us as we celebrate the return of warmer days by sharing “sunny” reads.
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
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Thursday May 25, 2017 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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry Success Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   
   

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

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 15, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 19, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 16, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
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