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Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Celebrate Summer Reading Party: Summer Reading Weekly Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Weekly Programs, WEDNESDAYS, June 14 – July 26, 2 pm
Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register.

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

June 21: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

July 5: Mad Science An entertaining and funny way to look at science

July 12: Storigami with Christina Kallevig Origami and stories together!

July 19: Songs and “Tails” from the Woods Musicians Sam Sapp and Sarah Matheny   

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  We will alternate between using Playstation 4 and Xbox One.  Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Three Stooges Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Join Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp in a collection of hilarious comedy shorts. 80 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 2:00 PM Science Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

STEM activities for grades 2-6.  Join us for some fun, hands-on, science activities.

Grades 2-6

 

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

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_asl_h 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_asl_h 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_asl_h 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
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Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Reentry Court Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

The Reentry Court Program has been in existence since September 27, 2006. This Program is a collaboration of the Court of Common Pleas General Division, and the Adult Probation Department. A Judge refers a client (offender) under consideration for Judicial Release to the Program. The client is screened by a Probation Officer using the ORAS-SRT (Ohio Risk Assessment System - Supplement Reentry Tool). If the client is granted Judicial Release by one of the Reentry Court Judges, that client is either released from custody or transferred to residential programming, depending on the ORAS-SRT risk level. Honorable Judge Alison McCarty, will provide more information about this program. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_asl_h 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Going in Style Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Three seniors plan an ingenious bank heist after their pensions are cancelled.  Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret and Matt Dillon.  Rated PG-13.  96 min

 
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday August 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_asl_h 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Discovering Your Military Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Discovering Your Military Ancestors

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society present Discovering Your Military Ancestors, featuring Eric Johnson and Michael Strauss.

Eric Johnson is a trustee for the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Archivist General for the General Society of the War of 1812, a member of the Company of Military Historians, National Society Sons of the American Revolution, and the Swedish Colonial Society. A retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, he is the author of the eight books on the Civil War and the War of 1812.

Michael Strauss holds a BA in history and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He has been an Accredited Genealogist since 1995. A native of Pennsylvania and a current resident of Utah, Michael has taught military genealogy and history courses for several institutions including Brigham Young University. He is an approved genealogist for the United States Army to locate DNA-qualified family members of MIAs and POWs from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Program Schedule

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

9:45 – 10:45    Revolutionary War Genealogical Research (Michael Strauss)
This lecture will focus on a variety of genealogical and historical materials covering the War for Independence, such as compiled service records, pensions, bounty land, local militia lists and rolls, Navy and Marine Corps records, and the Continental Congress papers. 

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15  Ohio, the Civil War, and the Internet (Eric Johnson)
Learn historical background of the regiments formed in Ohio and guidelines to help you locate the records left behind by your ancestors who served in both the regular army and the volunteers during the Civil War.

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30     Ohio and World War I (Eric Johnson)
Although the majority of military service records were destroyed by fire in 1973, your ancestor did come home with a copy of his service records. This lecture will cover how to find these documents.

2:30 – 3:00     Break

3:00 – 4:00     Research Your World War II Ancestors (Michael Strauss)
This lecture examines the Official Military Personnel Files housed in St. Louis, Missouri to learn about those who saw military service during this conflict, and takes on the challenge to reconstruct the military service files of those most affected by the 1973 fire.

This free program will take place in Main Library's auditorium. Parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck.

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

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

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Time To Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

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

June 13: STEAM Playtime: Building the foundations for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math learning for the young child.

July 11:  Sing, Dance, Celebrate & Learn: Through music and movement, children develop math, science, social, and early literacy skills.

August 8: Team Work Tuesday: Think, collaborate, problem solve, create and build together.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

Every Thursday

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

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM Movies@Main: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
                                                                 Rousing epic fantasy inspired by the legendary tale.  Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou and Eric Bana.  Rated PG-13.  126 min Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
anim_dog1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Share a book with a certified therapy dog!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry Success Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM Movies@Main: The Fate of the Furious Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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After Dom is coerced into a world of crime by the mysterious Cipher, the team must crisscross the globe to find him and stop her.  Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson.   Rated PG-13.  136 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM True Crime Author Jane Ann Turzillo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Does Northeast Ohio have any wicked women in its history? You bet. Jane Ann Turzillo, author of Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio, will be at Main Library to share stories of women who didn’t play by the rules. Included in her presentation will be a New Philadelphia ax murderess, a Niles vengeful widow, and, of course, Akron’s own Mary Woodfield. Meeting Room 1

Click here to reserve a copy.

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

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

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

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

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

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

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

 

A secret agent infant teams up with his 7-year-old brother to stop a devious scheme in the war between babies and puppies.  Entertaining animated comedy with the voices of Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.  Rated PG.  97 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday August 26, 2017 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   
   

Builders’ Club
Saturdays, June 24 and August 26, 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of building materials.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

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

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

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

 

 

A team of explorers venture to an uncharted island and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty King Kong.  Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly.  Rated PG-13.  118 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM INTRODUCTION TO FINDING GRANTS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders with an emphasis on Foundation Directory Online.

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
  • Learn the basics of Foundation Center's core grants resource: Foundation Directory Online

Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling 216-861-1933 x325.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call 216-861-1933.

Meeting Room 2AB.

Click here to register    
    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
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 1 on the First Floor of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

 

 

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Room 2AB

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

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

Fold3

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Room 2AB

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

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

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

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

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

Find My Past

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

Heritage Quest

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

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

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

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

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1820-1892

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

Identifying Your Family Photographs

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
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