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Monday April 21, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Windows for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 634-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Windows for Beginners

Learn basic functions of the Windows operating system that enable you to create, save, close, and open files. Practice using various Windows components, such as working with multiple windows and using menus. Attendance at Computer Mouse Skills and Introduction to Computers is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Windows 8 [Demo] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 634-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Intro to Windows 8 [Demo]

Learn basic functions of the Windows operating system that enable you to create, save, close, and open files. Practice using various Windows components, such as working with multiple windows and using menus. Attendance at Computer Mouse Skills and Introduction to Computers is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday April 22, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 634-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 1: Creating Workbooks

Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2007. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Google Drive 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 634-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive

Are you tired of paying high prices for software? Would you like to know more about cloud storage? This class will teach you how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a  free, web-based suite of productivity applications that offer real-time collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Google Drive is similar to Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.This class will also explain cloud storage and how  you can access your saved files from any computer.


Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Board Meetings

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month @ 6 pm

For ages 11 to 18

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You'll help plan teen programs, decorate the teen area and contribute to our Teen Blog.  It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday April 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

A half hour story time of stories, songs, and fun activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and play time at the end with toys.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_tulip.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Club for grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Club
Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

Fun gardening activities all April.

For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 634-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 3: Using Formulas 

Let Excel do the math for you! Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Firstaid4autism Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Firstaid4autism

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. This workshop will teach you about the causes of autism,
the common behaviors exhibited by those with autism, and how to de-escalate and have a successful encounter with a person with
autism. No registration required.

http://www.firstaid4autism.com    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Thursday April 24, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 3: Advanced  Features

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & A/V   330-643-9015   
   

BYE BYE BIRDIE

On his way to serve in the military, a rock 'n' roll idol agrees to kiss a high school girl goodbye on national television. Based on the popular Broadway musical comedy.  Starring Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh and Paul Lynde. 112 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330.643.9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors

Most of us will find immigrant ancestors somewhere in our family tree. Join us for a discussion of identifying immigrant ancestors and locating passenger lists and naturalization records to help you trace your genealogy.  As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

This class meets in Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.  

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_quill 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Published! A Workshop for Writers & Illustrators Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Attend this workshop and learn how to find appropriate publishers and present your project to them. Learn about the review and publication process, how books are marketed and sold, publishing options that are open to you, and copyright protection.

Update: All sessions will meet in the Auditorium.

To register, please contact the Science & Technology Division.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-6317-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_crown 2:00 PM Fractured Fairy Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The stories you thought you knew but with some new twists.

For grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Sunday April 27, 2014 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   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM File Management Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

File Management

Learn to use Windows Explorer, your computer’s filing cabinet, to organize and manage your files and folders. During class, you will practice copying, moving, and deleting items as well as using your recycle bin. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 5: Advanced Custom Tools for Worksheets

Experience the more advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to link data among many workbooks. Set up a shared-workbook with appropriate protection levels and create a drop-down list. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 & 4 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    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

Are you tired of paying high prices for software? Would you like to know more about cloud storage? This class will teach you how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a  free, web-based suite of productivity applications that offer real-time collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Google Drive is similar to Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.This class will also explain cloud storage and how  you can access your saved files from any computer.


Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

A half hour story time of stories, songs, and fun activities.

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

Kindles & E-Books

Do you own a Kindle and want to know how to get e-books from the library? Then, this is the class for you. Prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and play time at the end with toys.

    Location: Main Library
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nat_tulip.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Club for grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Club
Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

Fun gardening activities all April.

For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 4: Custom Tools for Worksheets

Experience the advanced features associated with Excel. 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
Thursday May 1, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 1: Creating Workbooks

Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2007. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Navigating Job Fairs for Success Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   
   

Learn the Secrets to Connect with Employers at Job Fairs

Spring is the season for Job Fairs! Come and learn how to work one successfully to get the job. This workshop is designed to answer questions and concerns about job hunting techniques. Employment experts will share some successful strategies and networking tips for job seekers. Presented by Mature Services.

No registration required.

Meeting Room 2 AB

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & A/V   330-643-9015   
   

GRAVITY 


A medical engineer and an astronaut become stranded on a battered space shuttle and must find a way back to earth.  Award-winning adventure starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. 

Rated PG-13. 91 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Mouse Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners

Discover what a computer mouse is and have fun practicing basic mouse functions with in-class exercises. Learn to open and close software programs and play a game or two! Attendance at Introduction to Computers is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Internet Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330.643.9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet Genealogy

There are an overwhelming number of Web sites for genealogy research. This class will provide tips for locating online resources for family history research and allow participants some class time to explore Web sites. The focus will be on finding free online genealogy resources and brief introductions to the library’s genealogy databases. This class does not cover Ancestry Library Edition as there is a separate class for this resource.

This class meets in Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.  

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 4, 2014 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   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays in the Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays in March AND May, 4-5 pm
For children who are competent readers

Explore computer hardware, digital photography, webquests, and various interactive computer sites in the 1st floor computer lab.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

A half hour story time of stories, songs, and fun activities.

    Location: Main Library
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lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and play time at the end with toys.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Club for grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Club
Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

In May: Drop in for arts and crafts!

For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Our selection for May is The Dinner by Herman Koch.
  • Copies of the discussion book are available at the Culture & AV Desk.
  • Ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 8, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & A/V   330-643-9015   
   

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER


A deranged preacher goes on the trail of hidden money, the secret of which is held by two children.  “One of the greatest of all American films” -- Roger Ebert.

Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish and Peter Graves.  93 min. 

Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog1 11:00 AM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Second Saturday, 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   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend to relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Free to register. Adults ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
  • Poems read at the Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 11, 2014 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   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 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

For young children (ages 2-5) with a caregiver.  Hands-on, age-appropriate play experiences and materials will be available for children and their caregivers. Children and adults can make friends, share stories, create and play together.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays in the Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays in March AND May, 4-5 pm
For children who are competent readers

Explore computer hardware, digital photography, webquests, and various interactive computer sites in the 1st floor computer lab.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Board Meetings

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month @ 6 pm

For ages 11 to 18

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You'll help plan teen programs, decorate the teen area and contribute to our Teen Blog.  It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9067 for more 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 and Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Just like other types of property, intellectual property needs to be protected from unauthorized use. This program is an introduction to the four ways to protect intellectual property--patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. You'll learn which to choose to protect your creative output!

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

Class size is limited. Contact the Science and Technology division to register.

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

A half hour story time of stories, songs, and fun activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and play time at the end with toys.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Club for grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Club
Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

In May: Drop in for arts and crafts!

For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 15, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & A/V   330-643-9015   
   

KING KONG VS. GODZILLA

The epic showdown of the ages everyone has been waiting for! 

Starring King Kong and Godzilla.  91 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 17, 2014 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. Basic computer skills and familiarity with the internet is preferred.

This class will meet in the Patent Alcove in the Science & Technology division.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Identifying Your Family Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330.643.9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Identifying Your Family Photographs

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but unlocking the stories of unidentified photographs requires some sleuthing.  This class includes 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 workshop will also take a look at how genealogy databases and local history resources can be used to identify your family photographs.

This class meets in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library.  

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_rose.GIF 11:00 AM Bloomin' Story Time: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Special Saturday Story Time

Stories, songs, and a craft about flowers.

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 2:30 PM Chip Bag Shrinkies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Chip Bag Shrinkies

Saturday, May 17 @ 2:30 pm
For ages 11-18

Shrink your chip bags to less than half their size, then use them as a bookmark or keychain. Polymer chemistry is fun! But so is free food. Please call the Teen Department at (330) 643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 18, 2014 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   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays in the Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays in March AND May, 4-5 pm
For children who are competent readers

Explore computer hardware, digital photography, webquests, and various interactive computer sites in the 1st floor computer lab.

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday May 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

A half hour story time of stories, songs, and fun activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and play time at the end with toys.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Club for grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Club
Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

In May: Drop in for arts and crafts!

For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 22, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & A/V   330-643-9015   
   

VERONICA MARS

A young woman investigates the mysterious murder of an old flame’s girlfriend. 

Starring Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring.  Rated PG-13.  107 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 24, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM Builders Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Come build the cities of tomorrow using a variety of building materials ranging from Legos to recyclable goods.

For grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 25, 2014 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   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays in the Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays in March AND May, 4-5 pm
For children who are competent readers

Explore computer hardware, digital photography, webquests, and various interactive computer sites in the 1st floor computer lab.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday May 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

A half hour story time of stories, songs, and fun activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and play time at the end with toys.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Club for grades K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Club
Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

In May: Drop in for arts and crafts!

For Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 29, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & A/V   330-643-9015   
   

SLEEPING BEAUTY 

The timeless tale comes to life in this animated masterpiece.  Lovely Princess Aurora provokes the jealousy of the wicked witch Maleficent. 

Rated G.  75 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 2:00 PM Edible Alien Autopsy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Have you ever wondered what the inside of an alien might look like?  Come find out!

For grades 2-6

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Our selection for June is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
  • Copies of the discussion book are available at the Culture & AV desk.
  • Ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 5, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & A/V   330-643-9015   
   

THE MONUMENTS MEN

A motley group of soldiers are sent on a mission to rescue art masterpieces stolen by the Nazis during World War II. 

Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and John Goodman.  Rated PG-13.  118 min.   

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday June 7, 2014 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 almost 9,000 databases and billions of  images, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

This class meets in Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.  

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 12, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & A/V   330-643-9015   
   

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 
Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the dwarves continue on an epic quest to reclaim their lost kingdom of Erebor.  Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom. 

Rated PG-13.  161 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday June 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Samper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5-minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend to relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Free to register. Adults ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
  • Poems read at the Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM Teens Rock Akron 2014! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

In the Main Library Auditorium.
Join us once again for a spectacular evening of music by some of the area’s most talented teen musicians. Admission and parking are free. Please call 330.643.9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
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Monday June 16, 2014 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM As Seen on TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

In Meeting Room 1

Are you trying to get your beach body ready or training for next year’s sports season?  Come see if Insanity is your answer to get into shape this summer.  We have all seen the infomercials and been mesmerized, and now you can try out the hardest workout ever put on DVD…or so they claim. This 3-part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Insanity.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. 


For ages 11 to 18. Please call to register. (330) 643-9067

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 18, 2014 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM As Seen on TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

In Meeting Room 1

Are you trying to get your beach body ready or training for next year’s sports season?  Come see if Insanity is your answer to get into shape this summer.  We have all seen the infomercials and been mesmerized, and now you can try out the hardest workout ever put on DVD…or so they claim. This 3-part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Insanity.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. 


For ages 11 to 18. Please call to register. (330) 643-9067

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 19, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Friday June 20, 2014 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM As Seen on TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

In Meeting Room 1

Are you trying to get your beach body ready or training for next year’s sports season?  Come see if Insanity is your answer to get into shape this summer.  We have all seen the infomercials and been mesmerized, and now you can try out the hardest workout ever put on DVD…or so they claim. This 3-part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Insanity.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. 


For ages 11 to 18. Please call to register. (330) 643-9067

    Location: Main Library
Saturday June 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Samper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 26, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Cosmic Teen Outer Space Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and create your own constellation night sky, participate in some space trivia and eat some alien food.
For ages 11 to 18. Please call to register. (330) 643-9067

    Location: Main Library
Saturday June 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Samper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 3, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Samper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 10, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM I Love the '90s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you ever played in a Tecmo Bowl tournament, tried your chances against King Koopa, or beat Dr Robotnik?  Come see what video gaming was like back in the 90’s. While you wait for your turn on the games (because back in day you had to take turns) design your own retro T-shirt that will be sure to turn heads with its classic cool look.
For ages 11 to 18. Please call to register. (330) 643-9067

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday July 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Samper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 17, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come up to the Teen Department for an out-of-this-world experience. What kind of experience? Telling you would spoil the fun!
For ages 11 to 18. Please call to register. (330) 643-9067

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Samper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 24, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Summer Volunteen Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 26, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Samper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 12:00 PM Geekfest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Couldn’t make it to Comic-Con®, but still want to celebrate your geeky obsessions? Here’s your chance! Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars, Batman, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, or Naruto, you’re sure to have a great time geeking out with your fellow fans at Akron Library’s Geekfest!  All fandoms are welcome at this free all-ages event!
Please call the Teen Department at 330.643.9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Thursday July 31, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Samper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 7, 2014 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   
   

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.
Every Thursday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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