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Tuesday February 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reentry in Motion: Finding a Job with a Background Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Job searching is a stressful endeavor, especially for someone with a troubled background. This program showcases a film which will help job seekers understand the pitfalls and secrets of finding a job with a criminal past. Handouts provided. Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_aerobics 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi: Stretch & Flex Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Main Library-First Floor-Science & Technology

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 12:15-1pm

Stretch and destress this winter as we join Nancy Gardner applying movements and stances to increase joint mobility, build strength, and improve balance and body control.  Practice breathing techniques to relax and re-energize.  Keep both your mind and body healthy.

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_ 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Boy Scout Inventing Badge Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join our Teen and Patent and Trademark Librarians as we work on tasks for your Inventing Badge. This 2-and-a-halfhour workshop will get you well on your way to completing the badge requirements. Registration is requested with the Science and Technology Division, 330-643-9075.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

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

The friendship of two dock workers is threatened by a ruthless racketeer. Classic drama starring Sidney Poitier, John Cassavetes, Jack Warden and Ruby Dee. 85 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 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 2013, Microsoft’s desktop publishing program.  Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

Dec 2: Gingerbread Man – Run into the library as fast as you can for this gingerbread story time! Help us try to catch the pesky gingerbread man, decorate the library’s holiday cardboard house and more!

Dec 16: Holidays Around the World – Join us for fun stories and crafts from around the world

Jan 6: Penguin Party! Did you know that there are penguins that live in warm places?  Learn fun facts about penguins through penguin stories, rhymes and songs, and make your own edible penguin craft!

Jan 20: Ballet Excel presents The Magic Flute. Don’t miss this interactive program which includes dance, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with the dancers. Bring your camera if you’d like to take pictures.

Feb 3: Instead of Story Time, join us for the Family Reading Festival, 10-3, featuring Jim Gill and Outback Ray!

Feb 17: Winter Fun. Snowy stories, activities and a craft to warm up with.

    Location: Main Library
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ed Emberley Drawing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Love the Ed Emberley exhibit at the art museum?  Love Ed Emberley’s drawing books?  Just Love drawing?  We’ll practice drawing step by step in this fun workshop, and we’ll create some fun fingerprint animals too!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rising From The Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Railroad and American history buffs won't want to miss this FREE documentary screening courtesy of AMS Pictures. Based on the best-selling book Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class. Event will be co-hosted by the Akron Railroad Club. Craig Sanders, club president, will lead a question & answer session afterward.

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/B&G-9301-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday (except Dec 24), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
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Monday February 26, 2018 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   
   

Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds, Mondays in February, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday February 27, 2018 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 Department   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 February 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_aerobics 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi: Stretch & Flex Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Main Library-First Floor-Science & Technology

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 12:15-1pm

Stretch and destress this winter as we join Nancy Gardner applying movements and stances to increase joint mobility, build strength, and improve balance and body control.  Practice breathing techniques to relax and re-energize.  Keep both your mind and body healthy.

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Fight Hate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

As a young man, Michael Ta’Bon’s ex-con father taught him about drugs and crime, and those lessons landed him in prison for 15 years. During his incarceration, Michael promised himself that he would one day start a movement to prevent young African American people from getting caught in the cycle of violence he found himself in. The film Fight Hate with Love: One Man’s Journey to Change the World, will reveal how the years in prison left Michael with invisible scars and a commitment to community work, which cost him his family. Reentry resources and handouts provided. Audience discussion after the film. Location: Room 1.

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

A young boy is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his great-great grandfather, a legendary singer. An Oscar-nominated animated out-of-this-world delight! Rated PG. 105 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Cafe - Pollinators Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Science Cafe's welcome people who might not normally get involved in scientific discussions. This open event is not an ordinary lecture, it's a casual and interactive converstion with researcher Paige Reeher from the Ohio Bee Team, leading a discussion on the importance of pollinators in Ohio's ecosystem.

No advanced knowledge is necessary to participate, but here's some selected readings you may want to check:

For an overview on pollination: https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/What_is_Pollination/

Supporting native bees: our essential pollinators http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/G4001.pdf

Native Bee Benefits http://articles.extension.org/sites/default/files/w/1/15/NativeBees2009.pdf

This program will take place on the first floor of Main Library in the Science & Technology Division.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 11:00 AM Humpty Dumpty: Fairy Tale STEAM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

March 3: Humpty Dumpty: Fairy Tale STEAM We know Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, but what if he had some help? Join us for a story time with a twist. We’ll read all about his egg-cellent descent and then challenge participants to create a device to prevent an egg from breaking when dropped.

March 17: It’s not easy being GREEN Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories about all things green.

April 7: Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Listen to stories, as well as the crack of the bat, join in on the 7th inning stretch, help us sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and play an inning or two.

April 21: Nature Stories for Earth Day Stories and activities about the wonders of nature.

May 5: ¡Fiesta! Celebrate the Latin culture with stories, songs, crafts, and activities.

May 19: Beautiful Butterflies Learn all about the butterfly life cycle with stories, games, crafts, and a sneak peek of our real-life caterpillars!

    Location: Main Library
Sunday March 4, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday (closed April 1)

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday March 5, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Gmail 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Gmail Basics, Part 1: Read, Respond, Write, and Print «

Learn how to use the basic features of a Google e-mail account to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues. Tips for printing messages will also be demonstrated.  This class is only for those who need an email account. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Gmail 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Gmail Basics, Part 2: Message Management «

Learn how to attach files to outgoing messages and open incoming attachments. Organize your list of contacts using an Address Book. Learn how to create folders for filing messages. Experience using an e-mail account or attendance at Gmail Basics, Part 1 is required.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday March 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

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

Google Drive I

In this class you will sign-up for a Google account in order for you to begin using Google Drive.   There will be a discussion about the different features of Google Drive and cloud storage.  We will create a document in Google Docs, which is very similar to Microsoft Word, so that you may learn the different formatting commands.   Having some knowledge of MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday March 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
office_lightbulb 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Professional Practice, Responsibility, and Pro Bono Opportunities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Alford Kindred, Outreach Regional Assistant Director for the Elijah J McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office will be here at Main Library for a one of a kind program.

Join us for a free presentation on scenarios of professional practice and responsibility for Patent Attorneys and IP professionals, followed by a discussion of the pro bono opportunities for Patent Attorneys, why there is a need for pro bono in the field of intellectual property law, and how you can get involved.

Contact the Science & Technology Division to register for this special event.

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

Google Drive II

This course builds on content learned in Google I.  In this class we will explore Google Spreadsheets and Google Slides.  Both of these applications are very similar to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  Having some knowledge of MS Excel & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

During the early days of World War II, Winston Churchill is appointed British Prime Minister as the fate of Western Europe hangs in the balance. Oscar-nominated drama starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James. Rated PG-13. 125 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Akron Inventors Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

This month's meeting of the Akron Inventors Club will feature speaker Alford Kindred, Outreach Regional Assistant Director for the Elijah J McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent & Trademark Office. He will discuss the process of a patent from application to granted status. As a former patent examiner, he will also tell us what examiners are looking for in a patent. He will also open up the floor for an informative Q&A session.

Mr. Kindred has worked at the USPTO for 20 years as a Patent Examiner and Supervisory Patent Examiner. He has also presented on USPTO Examination Practices at inventor conferences and seminars as well as serving as the Regional Manager of the Midwest Regional Office of the USPTO. You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to talk with someone from the United Stated Patent & Trademark Office!

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday March 10, 2018 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census

United States census records are valuable resources when you are researching your genealogy. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about using these records in your family research and how to effectively search the census using the Library’s subscription databases. As the emphasis will be on using electronic resources, 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
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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   
   

The Second Saturday of each month, (March 10, April 14, May 12) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday March 11, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday (closed April 1)

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday March 13, 2018 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   
   

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, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create, and play with us.      

March 13: Let’s Move!:  Physical activity helps to develop heathy brains that are ready for learning. Come join us for lots of gross motor, music, and movement at the library this month!

April 10: Spring Fling:  Awaken the 5 senses as we explore the signs that spring has sprung.  Come out of hibernation and engage in sensory, art, and hands–on science discoveries. 

May 8: Under Construction: This building lab invites children to develop spatial reasoning and engineering skills through block play.   Engage in architectural design, dress-up, books, tools, and assorted building materials to inspire your budding engineers. 


A Special Time to Play
Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am
For the Week of the Young Child

 

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday March 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring with Culture & AV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Color with us.
  • Bring your own coloring book and supplies or choose from provided coloring pages, crayons and colored pencils.
  • Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 2AB.

 

 

http://db.akronlibrary.org/f/C&AV-8960-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday March 15, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Have You Been Convicted of a Felony? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

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

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

The moving and uplifting story of a boy with facial differences who enters a mainstream school for the first time. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. Rated PG. 113 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday March 17, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_shamrock 11:00 AM It’s not easy being GREEN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

March 17: It’s not easy being GREEN Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories about all things green.

April 7: Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Listen to stories, as well as the crack of the bat, join in on the 7th inning stretch, help us sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and play an inning or two.

April 21: Nature Stories for Earth Day Stories and activities about the wonders of nature.

May 5: ¡Fiesta! Celebrate the Latin culture with stories, songs, crafts, and activities.

May 19: Beautiful Butterflies Learn all about the butterfly life cycle with stories, games, crafts, and a sneak peek of our real-life caterpillars!

    Location: Main Library
Sunday March 18, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday (closed April 1)

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday March 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   
   

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

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

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

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

Presented by Foundation Center in collaboration with the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Business Volunteers Unlimited

Meeting Room 2AB

Click here to register    
    Location: Main Library
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misc_kids 3:30 PM Tween Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Third Tuesday of each month, 3:30 pm

Grades 4 to 6: Join us once a month to hang out, play, make and more!

March 20 – Slime Science

April 17 – Recycled Poetry

May 15 – Ozobots

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday March 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday March 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Thor: Ragnarok Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Thor must escape an alien planet and race against time to protect Asgard from Hela and the looming Ragnarök. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. Rated PG-13. 130 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Sunday March 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday (closed April 1)

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday March 26, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 4: Introduction to Formulas & Excel Functions

Let Excel do the math for you!  Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets and learn how Excel Functions work.  Learn how to maximize your data with these helpful tools. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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
Wednesday March 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday March 29, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

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

MS Excel, Practical Application Project 4-6

Let’s practice what we have learned in Excel levels 4-6 by creating a workbook that would require to use most of the functions taught in Excel 4-6 classes. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 4-6 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Resumes and Cover Letters for Returning Citizens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Returning citizens in search of good jobs need to develop impressive resumes, cover letters, and portfolios that are sensitive to the do’s and don’ts of presenting prison experience. Focusing on the returning citizen experience, the film Resumes, Cover Letters, and Portfolios for Ex-Offenders, explains the “must-haves” and explores the “how-tos” of key job search tools. The film will also examine different types of resumes and letters that best portray skills, qualifications, and experience. Reentry resources and handouts provided. Location: Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: The Star Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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A courageous donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas. Starring the voices of Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey. Rated PG. 86 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday March 31, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders’ Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturdays, March 31 and May 26, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday April 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday April 5, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Murder on the Orient Express Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Agatha Christie’s mystery masterpiece has detective Hercule Poirot investigating a murder aboard the Orient Express. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad and Willem Dafoe. Rated PG-13. 114 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reentry in Motion: Success on the Outside Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

This Reentry in Motion program showcases a film which illustrates the specific steps needed to transition from incarceration to a rewarding life, and examines the many pitfalls that must be avoided along the way. Life After Prison: Success on the Outside, features parolees who discuss their successes and failures, while parole officers provide insights into why not all returning citizens succeed. The program also covers where to look for employment and how to make the most of the work experience skills learned while incarcerated. Reentry resources provided. Location: Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday April 7, 2018 Go To Top
rec_baseballglove 11:00 AM Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

April 7: Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Listen to stories, as well as the crack of the bat, join in on the 7th inning stretch, help us sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and play an inning or two.

April 21: Nature Stories for Earth Day Stories and activities about the wonders of nature.

May 5: ¡Fiesta! Celebrate the Latin culture with stories, songs, crafts, and activities.

May 19: Beautiful Butterflies Learn all about the butterfly life cycle with stories, games, crafts, and a sneak peek of our real-life caterpillars!

    Location: Main Library
Sunday April 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday (closed April 1)

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM Toddler Art Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays April 9-30, 10:30 am

Get messy and experiment with a variety of materials in this artsy program!
For children ages 12 months to 3 years old with a caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM Spring Break Fun!: Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Spring Break Fun!
April 9-13, 2 pm

Monday, April 9: Art Get creative and let your inner artist shine through! For Grades K-6

Tuesday, April 10: Traveling Tech Lab Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, and much more! For Grades 4 and up. Space is limited; registration requested.

Wednesday, April 11: Story Stew Cooking Caravan presents part rebus story, part madlib, part Choose your Own Adventure, part recipe, this ridiculous journey teaches participants the essential elements of a story through the use of an enormous and ever-changing “book”. For Grades K-6

Thursday, April 12: Titanic Science Experiment with hands-on activities to learn more about the sinking of the Titanic. For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday April 10, 2018 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   
   

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, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create, and play with us.      

March 13: Let’s Move!:  Physical activity helps to develop heathy brains that are ready for learning. Come join us for lots of gross motor, music, and movement at the library this month!

April 10: Spring Fling:  Awaken the 5 senses as we explore the signs that spring has sprung.  Come out of hibernation and engage in sensory, art, and hands–on science discoveries. 

May 8: Under Construction: This building lab invites children to develop spatial reasoning and engineering skills through block play.   Engage in architectural design, dress-up, books, tools, and assorted building materials to inspire your budding engineers. 


A Special Time to Play
Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am
For the Week of the Young Child

 

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 2:00 PM Spring Break Fun!: Traveling Tech Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Spring Break Fun!
April 9-13, 2 pm

Monday, April 9: Art Get creative and let your inner artist shine through! For Grades K-6

Tuesday, April 10: Traveling Tech Lab Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, and much more! For Grades 4 and up. Space is limited; registration requested.

Wednesday, April 11: Story Stew Cooking Caravan presents part rebus story, part madlib, part Choose your Own Adventure, part recipe, this ridiculous journey teaches participants the essential elements of a story through the use of an enormous and ever-changing “book”. For Grades K-6

Thursday, April 12: Titanic Science Experiment with hands-on activities to learn more about the sinking of the Titanic. For Grades K-6

    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.

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday April 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_chefshat 2:00 PM Spring Break Fun!: Cooking Caravan's Story Stew Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Spring Break Fun!
April 9-13, 2 pm

Monday, April 9: Art Get creative and let your inner artist shine through! For Grades K-6

Tuesday, April 10: Traveling Tech Lab Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, and much more! For Grades 4 and up. Space is limited; registration requested.

Wednesday, April 11: Story Stew Cooking Caravan presents part rebus story, part madlib, part Choose your Own Adventure, part recipe, this ridiculous journey teaches participants the essential elements of a story through the use of an enormous and ever-changing “book”. For Grades K-6

Thursday, April 12: Titanic Science Experiment with hands-on activities to learn more about the sinking of the Titanic. For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Thursday April 12, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 2:00 PM Spring Break Fun!: Titanic Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Spring Break Fun!
April 9-13, 2 pm

Monday, April 9: Art Get creative and let your inner artist shine through! For Grades K-6

Tuesday, April 10: Traveling Tech Lab Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, and much more! For Grades 4 and up. Space is limited; registration requested.

Wednesday, April 11: Story Stew Cooking Caravan presents part rebus story, part madlib, part Choose your Own Adventure, part recipe, this ridiculous journey teaches participants the essential elements of a story through the use of an enormous and ever-changing “book”. For Grades K-6

Thursday, April 12: Titanic Science Experiment with hands-on activities to learn more about the sinking of the Titanic. For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Four teenagers are transported into a supernatural video game, and the only way they can return home it to work together. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. Rated PG-13. 119 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday April 14, 2018 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Identifying Your Family Photographs

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but unlocking the stories of unidentified photographs requires some sleuthing. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division for 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
 
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 10, April 14, May 12) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
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Sunday April 15, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 16, 2018 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM Toddler Art Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays April 9-30, 10:30 am

Get messy and experiment with a variety of materials in this artsy program!
For children ages 12 months to 3 years old with a caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Week of the Young Child, April 16-21  Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, April 16, 10:30 am:  Toddler Art Explorers

Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am:  A Time to Play

Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 am:  Baby Time

Thursday, April 19, 10:30 am:  Preschool Story Time

Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am:  Nature Story Time

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday April 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to Fundraising Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   
   

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

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

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

Presented by Foundation Center in collaboration with the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Business Volunteers Unlimited

Meeting Room 2AB

Click here to register    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Week of the Young Child, April 16-21  Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, April 16, 10:30 am:  Toddler Art Explorers

Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am:  A Time to Play

Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 am:  Baby Time

Thursday, April 19, 10:30 am:  Preschool Story Time

Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am:  Nature Story Time

    Location: Main Library
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Special Time to Play - Week of the Young Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Special Time to Play
Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am

For the Week of the Young Child

Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create, and play with us.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 3:30 PM Tween Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Third Tuesday of each month, 3:30 pm

Grades 4 to 6: Join us once a month to hang out, play, make and more!

March 20 – Slime Science

April 17 – Recycled Poetry

May 15 – Ozobots

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday April 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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 Week of the Young Child, April 16-21  Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, April 16, 10:30 am:  Toddler Art Explorers

Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am:  A Time to Play

Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 am:  Baby Time

Thursday, April 19, 10:30 am:  Preschool Story Time

Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am:  Nature Story Time

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday April 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Week of the Young Child, April 16-21  Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, April 16, 10:30 am:  Toddler Art Explorers

Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am:  A Time to Play

Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 am:  Baby Time

Thursday, April 19, 10:30 am:  Preschool Story Time

Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am:  Nature Story Time

    Location: Main Library
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ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Justice League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg join forces to defend earth from the sinister Steppenwolf. Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Godot, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller and Jeremy Irons. Rated PG-13. 120 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reentry in Motion: Prison’s Revolving Door Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

It cost $75,000 a year to incarcerate a nonviolent offender but only $5,000 to help that individual live productively in freedom. The film It’s More Expensive to Do Nothing, explores the troubling realities that lie behind the revolving door of prison, the complexities of reform, and the frequent disregard for programs that can help returning citizens succeed in society. Interviewing more than 25 experts, the documentary also profiles nonviolent individuals who have turned their lives around after completing remediation and literacy programs. Reentry resources and handouts provided. Location: Room 1.

 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday April 21, 2018 Go To Top
nat_nest.GIF 11:00 AM Nature Stories for Earth Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

April 21: Nature Stories for Earth Day Stories and activities about the wonders of nature.

May 5: ¡Fiesta! Celebrate the Latin culture with stories, songs, crafts, and activities.

May 19: Beautiful Butterflies Learn all about the butterfly life cycle with stories, games, crafts, and a sneak peek of our real-life caterpillars!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Week of the Young Child, April 16-21  Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, April 16, 10:30 am:  Toddler Art Explorers

Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am:  A Time to Play

Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 am:  Baby Time

Thursday, April 19, 10:30 am:  Preschool Story Time

Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am:  Nature Story Time

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Financial Literacy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Kathleen Seminatore, Investigator, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will discuss how to improve you credit score, lower your bills, set up a monthly budget, apply for PIPP and HEAP, avoid scams, and much more. This program is part of Business & Government’s Money Smart Week. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday April 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM Toddler Art Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays April 9-30, 10:30 am

Get messy and experiment with a variety of materials in this artsy program!
For children ages 12 months to 3 years old with a caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday April 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Social Security Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Robert Fenn II, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, will answer the following questions: What is the quickest way to file benefits? Can you work and still receive benefits? Do you have to file for Medicare? What age can you file? Can you file on a previous spouse’s record? This program is part of Business & Government’s Money Smart Week. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday April 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School STEAM for Grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wednesdays, February through April (except April 11), 4-5 pm

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

In February: Valentine Science, Toy Physics, Candy Science, and more…

In March: Explore Wind Energy, Clouds, Jelly Bean Science, and enjoy Pie Day (3/14)

In April: Slime Time, Water Fun, and so much more!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday April 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

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

Inspired by the true story of legendary showman P.T. Barnum and his famous attractions. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson. Rated PG. 105 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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Saturday April 28, 2018 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM 3D Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday, April 28, 2 pm
In the First Floor Computer Lab

Grades 4 and up will learn to use Tinkercad to create a design to print on our 3D printer. Space is limited; registration requested.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday April 29, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 30, 2018 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM Toddler Art Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays April 9-30, 10:30 am

Get messy and experiment with a variety of materials in this artsy program!
For children ages 12 months to 3 years old with a caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Reentry in Motion: Returning Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

This Reentry in Motion program showcases From Prison to Home, a film which traces the experiences of four African American returning citizens, focusing on their challenges with employment, housing, addiction, and reconnecting with family, as well as their participation in the African American Program for parolees. Richard, a 36-year-old crack addict, has spent 12 years in and out of the system. Arthur, 45, has been arrested 13 times. Calvin, 49, has served 18 months for drug possession and burglary. And 37-year-old Randy, emerging for the first time after a 16-year murder sentence, is intent on going to college. Includes interviews with their parole officers. Reentry resources and handouts provided.  Location: Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday May 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Naturalization Records and Researching Jewish Genealogy with Kenneth Bravo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Naturalization Records and Researching Jewish Genealogy with Kenneth Bravo

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society are pleased to present this program with Kenneth Bravo. Ken is a frequent lecturer on several genealogical topics. He is currently president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and past president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, as well as a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

10:30 am "Locating and Using Your Ancestor’s Post-1906 Naturalization Record"
Naturalization records after 1906 contain a great deal of useful genealogical information. This presentation will assist the researcher in locating copies of these records and following up on results.

11:45 am "The Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy"
This presentation will help those who are new to Jewish genealogical research, as well as those who are more advanced, with practical tips on where and how to look for clues and data. Sources will include immigration and naturalization records, censuses, newspapers, records of burial societies, and many others.

The program will take place in Meeting Room 2AB on the High Street Level of Main Library and is free and open to the public. Parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. 

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

    Location: Main Library
 
eth_sombrero.GIF 11:00 AM ¡Fiesta! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

May 5: ¡Fiesta! Celebrate the Latin culture with stories, songs, crafts, and activities.

May 19: Beautiful Butterflies Learn all about the butterfly life cycle with stories, games, crafts, and a sneak peek of our real-life caterpillars!

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday May 7, 2018 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
 
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 on the first floor to begin your session.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 8, 2018 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   
   

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, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create, and play with us.      

March 13: Let’s Move!:  Physical activity helps to develop heathy brains that are ready for learning. Come join us for lots of gross motor, music, and movement at the library this month!

April 10: Spring Fling:  Awaken the 5 senses as we explore the signs that spring has sprung.  Come out of hibernation and engage in sensory, art, and hands–on science discoveries. 

May 8: Under Construction: This building lab invites children to develop spatial reasoning and engineering skills through block play.   Engage in architectural design, dress-up, books, tools, and assorted building materials to inspire your budding engineers. 


A Special Time to Play
Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 am
For the Week of the Young Child

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_paw 4:00 PM Service Animal Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Meet service dogs from Canine Companions for Independence and learn the different types of places where service dogs work and what these dogs do to help their partners.  The dogs will demonstrate their skills.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday May 12, 2018 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research

Historical newspapers should be a "primary" source for anyone doing genealogy research. From births to obituaries, estate notices to news stories, newspapers can fill in important details and help to paint a fuller picture of our ancestors' lives. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to take a look at accessing newspaper content through a variety of resources. 

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_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 10, April 14, May 12) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kids 3:30 PM Tween Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Third Tuesday of each month, 3:30 pm

Grades 4 to 6: Join us once a month to hang out, play, make and more!

March 20 – Slime Science

April 17 – Recycled Poetry

May 15 – Ozobots

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Reentry in Motion: Surviving On the Outside Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

This program includes the video In Your Hands: Life After Prison, which is a highlights two case studies which show that the end of incarceration means not only a fresh start, but a new phase of hardship, hard-luck, and hard-won dignity. Features both a female and male returning citizens trying to survive on the outside as they face issues of race, poverty, and substance abuse. Location: Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday May 19, 2018 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_02 11:00 AM Beautiful Butterflies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

May 19: Beautiful Butterflies Learn all about the butterfly life cycle with stories, games, crafts, and a sneak peek of our real-life caterpillars!

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday May 26, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders’ Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturdays, March 31 and May 26, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 31, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday June 9, 2018 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. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn some of the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and how to do efficient and effective searches. When possible, time for practice searching is also provided. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 12, 2018 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday June 16, 2018 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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Saturday June 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Online Resources for Genealogy and Local History with Carla Cegielski Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Online Resources for Genealogy and Local History with Carla Cegielski

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

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

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

The program will take place in Meeting Room 2AB on the High Street Level of Main Library and is free and open to the public. Parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. 

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_familytree 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM DNA and Genetic Genealogy Featuring CeCe Moore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

DNA and Genetic Genealogy Featuring CeCe Moore

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

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

Program Schedule:

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

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

10:45 – 11:15   Break

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

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on your own

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

2:30 – 3:00     Break

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 6, 2018 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
Tuesday August 7, 2018 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 11, 2018 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
Tuesday September 11, 2018 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 15, 2018 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
Tuesday October 9, 2018 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday October 13, 2018 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
Monday November 5, 2018 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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