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Monday June 18, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Music and Movement Mondays
Mondays, June 4-July 23, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 19, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Curio Workshop: Make a T-Shirt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone Workshop: Silhouette Curio | Make a Tshirt

Did you know that the Library has a Silhouette Curio that you can use for free? It’s a crafters dream! Come to this hands-on workshop and learn how to create a file and color, etch and/or cut it out using this extremely versatile machine. Registration required. Call 330.643.9145.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I Love the 70's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and make a pet rock, a lava lamp, a record album bowl and enjoy some fondue as we pay tribute to the funkadelic ‘70s. Groovy!

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 20, 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, Closed July 4

A lap-sit 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.

July 11 and July 18: Join us for a special guest, Miss Marissa from Music Together.

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

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi... the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete. Wear exercise shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.
Please register by calling Science and Technology at 330-643-9075 or by emailing stdiv@akronlibrary.org

Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13, 20

Library Park at the Corner of Main and Mill Streets (rain location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs, Wednesdays, June 6 – July 25, 2 pm. Closed on July 4th

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register. 
 

June 6: Outback Ray Learn about cool animals

June 13: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

June 20: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 27: Elec Simon Join us for a stomping, drumming good time!

July 11: David Anthony Don’t miss this unique magic show

July 18: Steel Drum Band Enjoy the cool sounds of the Steel Drum

July 25: Join us for a special Musical Summer Reading Party

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 21, 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
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly count of bird species found in downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary! We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill streets.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Beauty and the Beast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: The Awful Truth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Cary Grant and Irene Dunne star in this classic comedy about a married couple and their romantic entanglements. Also starring Ralph Bellamy and Skippy (a.k.a. Asta) as Mr. Smith. 91 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday June 23, 2018 Go To Top
school_microscope 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Cafe with Marcy Grande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the Ohio Bluebird Scociety's Summit County Contact, Marcy Grande as she discusses the Eastern Bluebirds, how to attract them to your backyard and  the conservation efforts being made to increase their populations. She will also discuss the importance of location as well as the wonderful world of cavity nesting birds.

Science Cafe welcomes people who might not normally get involved in scientific discussions. It is a casual and interactive conversation. We meet in the Science & Technology Division on the first floor of Main Library.

    Location: Main Library
 
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
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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, June 23 and August 25, 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of building materials including Lego’s and CitiBlocs.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday June 24, 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 25, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Music and Movement Mondays
Mondays, June 4-July 23, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Success Following Release Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Focusing on the key issues affecting success following release, in the film Preparing for Success, viewers watch returning citizens discuss their real feelings about their past, present, and future. Reentry material included. Room 1.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays, June 26, July 24 and August 7, 2pm

Grades 3 and up: join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server. Space is limited; registration requested.

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

Join us at the library and share your love of anime and manga! Watch anime while we make a craft and eat Japanese snacks.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 27, 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, Closed July 4

A lap-sit 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.

July 11 and July 18: Join us for a special guest, Miss Marissa from Music Together.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs, Wednesdays, June 6 – July 25, 2 pm. Closed on July 4th

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register. 
 

June 6: Outback Ray Learn about cool animals

June 13: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

June 20: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 27: Elec Simon Join us for a stomping, drumming good time!

July 11: David Anthony Don’t miss this unique magic show

July 18: Steel Drum Band Enjoy the cool sounds of the Steel Drum

July 25: Join us for a special Musical Summer Reading Party

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Modernize Your Resume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Rapid changes in technology have dramatically changed the way employers find candidates, and in turn, job seekers must now adapt their resume style to fit into this process.  In this session, learn the trends in creating a modern resume that will get you past the applicant tracking systems and noticed by hiring managers.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and resumes. Instructor will be available at the conclusion to give brief content review sessions to individuals.

Workshop will be held in Meeting Room 1.

Please register with the Business & Government Division (330-643-9020).

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 28, 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
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly count of bird species found in downtown Akron. No previous bird watching necessary. We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill streets.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Coco Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Paddington 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Paddington the bear gets into a series of amazing adventures and makes everyone’s life better. This wonderful film received 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes! Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw. Rated PG. 103 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday June 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kids 2:00 PM Makey Makey Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Grades 3 and up can come and play around with our Makey Makey circuit kits, and discover all of the things it can do.
Space is limited; registration requested.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 1, 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 2, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Music and Movement Mondays
Mondays, June 4-July 23, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 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 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Lion King Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

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

Lara Croft undertakes a dangerous expedition hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. Awesome action-adventure starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West and Kristin Scott Thomas. Rated PG-13. 118 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday July 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

June 2: Geek Out on Stories as part of Geekfest

June 16: Story Time Rocks! Join us for stories about rocks.

July 7: Books with a Beat These rhyming books will put a beat in your feet and a “ta-tum” in your drum.

July 21: Beach Party! Dip your toes in the sand or ride the tide at our totally gnarly beach party.

August 4: Hervé Tullet Art Workshop  

August 18: I Scream for Ice Cream! - Join us for stories and songs about our favorite frozen treats, then make some homemade ice cream in a bag.

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 9, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Music and Movement Mondays
Mondays, June 4-July 23, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 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   
   

A Time to Play

Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  This summer we will celebrate how “Libraries Rock!” Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their families.  Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.      

June 12: We Will Rock You! “Rock out” and learn through music this month. Participate in music and movement activities from Bach to Rock. 

July 10: Rock On! Preschoolers love collecting rocks and learning about them. This month we will combine science, math, literacy and art as we explore and study rocks, and tell stone stories.  

August 14: School of Rock Get ready for school and learning success at this month’s playtime. We’ll focus on readiness skills such as rhyming, pre-math games, and social development strategies. 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cake, Rattle and Roll Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us to make mug cakes and flex your music trivia knowledge! Build your own mug cake with fun mix-ins, then decorate to your heart’s content with frosting, sprinkles, and more! While our cakes bake, we’ll play Name That Tune and quiz you with music themed trivia.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 6:30 PM Campfire Outdoor Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Campfire Outdoor Story Time
Second Tuesday night of each month, 6:30 pm
June 12, July 10, August 14

Meet in the Children's Library

Enjoy a special family story time in the library amphitheater on Main St. with stories, songs, a craft, and a snack. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Program will be held in the Children’s Program Room in cases of inclement weather.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday July 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, Closed July 4

A lap-sit 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.

July 11 and July 18: Join us for a special guest, Miss Marissa from Music Together.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs, Wednesdays, June 6 – July 25, 2 pm. Closed on July 4th

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register. 
 

June 6: Outback Ray Learn about cool animals

June 13: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

June 20: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 27: Elec Simon Join us for a stomping, drumming good time!

July 11: David Anthony Don’t miss this unique magic show

July 18: Steel Drum Band Enjoy the cool sounds of the Steel Drum

July 25: Join us for a special Musical Summer Reading Party

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 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
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

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

Join the music, laughter, and fun in this story of a mother, her daughter and three former suitors. Featuring hit songs by the pop group ABBA. Starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski. Rated PG-13. 108 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday July 14, 2018 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   
   

Paws for Reading
The Second Saturday of each month, (June 9, July 14, Aug 11) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Making Changes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Release and Beyond: Lifestyle Changes, is a film which reveals what returning citizens should expect on the day of release and the actions they can take to increase their chances of making a successful transition. Encourages individuals to evaluate their behavior and persevere in spite of rejections. Reentry information available. Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 16, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Music and Movement Mondays
Mondays, June 4-July 23, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Triggers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

This program showcases the video Release and Beyond: Relapse Triggers, which takes returning citizens, step-by-step, through the transition process—from incarceration to community reintegration. The film includes candid interviews, with professionals and returning people, on what to expect as released individuals transition to the free world. Release and Beyond also highlights the actions the formerly incarcerated must take to prevent relapse. Reentry resources included. Room 1.

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

Stop by and make a cool sheet music candle holder and paint some rocks to decorate your room or share with a friend or two. Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday July 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, Closed July 4

A lap-sit 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.

July 11 and July 18: Join us for a special guest, Miss Marissa from Music Together.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Lovers @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & Audio-Visual   330 643-9015   jhersh@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Or do you want to learn how? Join us every third Wednesday for Yarn Lovers @ the Library. We meet in the conveniently located Stray Dog Cafe at Main Library. Drop by for the entire two hours, or at any time between 12-2 pm. Bring your own lunch, or purchase at the Stray Dog Cafe. You're welcome to bring a current project to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs, Wednesdays, June 6 – July 25, 2 pm. Closed on July 4th

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register. 
 

June 6: Outback Ray Learn about cool animals

June 13: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

June 20: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 27: Elec Simon Join us for a stomping, drumming good time!

July 11: David Anthony Don’t miss this unique magic show

July 18: Steel Drum Band Enjoy the cool sounds of the Steel Drum

July 25: Join us for a special Musical Summer Reading Party

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 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
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Incredibles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday July 21, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

June 2: Geek Out on Stories as part of Geekfest

June 16: Story Time Rocks! Join us for stories about rocks.

July 7: Books with a Beat These rhyming books will put a beat in your feet and a “ta-tum” in your drum.

July 21: Beach Party! Dip your toes in the sand or ride the tide at our totally gnarly beach party.

August 4: Hervé Tullet Art Workshop  

August 18: I Scream for Ice Cream! - Join us for stories and songs about our favorite frozen treats, then make some homemade ice cream in a bag.

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Music and Movement Mondays
Mondays, June 4-July 23, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays, June 26, July 24 and August 7, 2pm

Grades 3 and up: join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server. Space is limited; registration requested.

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

 Create unique artwork using your favorite song lyrics. Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday July 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

A lap-sit 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 Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Weekly Programs, Wednesdays, June 6 – July 25, 2 pm. Closed on July 4th

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register. 
 

June 6: Outback Ray Learn about cool animals

June 13: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

June 20: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 27: Elec Simon Join us for a stomping, drumming good time!

July 11: David Anthony Don’t miss this unique magic show

July 18: Steel Drum Band Enjoy the cool sounds of the Steel Drum

July 25: Join us for a special Musical Summer Reading Party

 

    Location: Main Library
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Thursday July 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 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Mulan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: A Quiet Place Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters that hunt by sound. Highly acclaimed horror film starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Rated PG-13. 90 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Drive-in Car Rally Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Families can join us at the library drive-in to create their very own cardboard box cars, then enjoy some short movies! Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 1, 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

A lap-sit 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 2, 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 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Despicable Me 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Love, Simon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Closeted gay teenager Simon tries to balance his friends and family while pursuing the identity of the anonymous classmate he has fallen for online. Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Katherine Langford. Rated PG-13. 110 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday August 3, 2018 Go To Top
food_tomato 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Urban Homesteading: A Modern Approach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

The Main Libraries Atrium will become an exposition of homestead skills and off-grid living by people practicing these in our community.  Learn about Urban farming, food preservation, composting, bee keeping, quilting, hydroponics, chicken farming, spinning, and so much more.  Join us and start connecting with the foods you eat and the world you live in.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in African American Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in African American Genealogy

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
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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
The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

June 2: Geek Out on Stories as part of Geekfest

June 16: Story Time Rocks! Join us for stories about rocks.

July 7: Books with a Beat These rhyming books will put a beat in your feet and a “ta-tum” in your drum.

July 21: Beach Party! Dip your toes in the sand or ride the tide at our totally gnarly beach party.

August 4: Hervé Tullet Art Workshop  

August 18: I Scream for Ice Cream! - Join us for stories and songs about our favorite frozen treats, then make some homemade ice cream in a bag.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Have You Been Convicted of a Felony? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

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 Question, 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 information provided. Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 5, 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 6, 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
Mondays in August, 10:30 am

For 3-5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

    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 to begin your session.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tuesdays, June 26, July 24 and August 7, 2pm

Grades 3 and up: join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server. Space is limited; registration requested.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 8, 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

A lap-sit 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 9, 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 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Aladdin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

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

Columbus, Ohio 2045: gamers compete to win ownership of a virtual reality empire. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn and Simon Pegg. Rated PG-13. 140 min

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

Paws for Reading
The Second Saturday of each month, (June 9, July 14, Aug 11) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

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

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 13, 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
Mondays in August, 10:30 am

For 3-5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 14, 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   
   

A Time to Play

Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  This summer we will celebrate how “Libraries Rock!” Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their families.  Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.      

June 12: We Will Rock You! “Rock out” and learn through music this month. Participate in music and movement activities from Bach to Rock. 

July 10: Rock On! Preschoolers love collecting rocks and learning about them. This month we will combine science, math, literacy and art as we explore and study rocks, and tell stone stories.  

August 14: School of Rock Get ready for school and learning success at this month’s playtime. We’ll focus on readiness skills such as rhyming, pre-math games, and social development strategies. 

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

How can inmates and returning citizens keep hope alive when they seem to face a hopeless situation? Offenders’ reaction to the correctional experience typically include terror, isolation, alienation, hostility, acute depression, emotional instability, anger, rage, and the ultimate soul-killer, hopelessness. The hard-hitting program, Why Bother? Finding the Will to Go On, helps returning individuals constructively answer the question, “Why bother? Why try? Why hope? Why change? Its message is very clear: Life is worth living when you have hopes and dreams to pursue. Includes reentry resources. Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Campfire Outdoor Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Campfire Outdoor Story Time
Second Tuesday night of each month, 6:30 pm
June 12, July 10, August 14

Meet in the Children's Library

Enjoy a special family story time in the library amphitheater on Main St. with stories, songs, a craft, and a snack. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Program will be held in the Children’s Program Room in cases of inclement weather.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 15, 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

A lap-sit 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_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Lovers @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & Audio-Visual   330 643-9015   jhersh@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Or do you want to learn how? Join us every third Wednesday for Yarn Lovers @ the Library. We meet in the conveniently located Stray Dog Cafe at Main Library. Drop by for the entire two hours, or at any time between 12-2 pm. Bring your own lunch, or purchase at the Stray Dog Cafe. You're welcome to bring a current project to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 16, 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 1:30 PM Summer Movies: Lego Batman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 7-Aug 16, 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Sing!-Rated PG, 105 min.

June 14: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul-Rated PG, 91 min.

June 21: Beauty and the Beast-Rated G, 85 min.

June 28: Coco-Rated PG, 105 min.

July 5: Lion King–Rated G, 88 min.

July 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory –Rated G, 100 min.

July 19: Incredibles–Rated PG, 115 min.

July 26: Mulan- Rated G, 100 min.

August. 2: Despicable Me 3–Rated PG, 90 min.

Aug 9: Aladdin–Rated G, 91 min.

Aug. 16: Lego Batman–Rated PG, 104 min.

 

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

Falsely accused of robbery, an Army lieutenant embarks on a frantic chase to catch the real culprit. Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and William Bendix. 71 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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Saturday August 18, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

June 2: Geek Out on Stories as part of Geekfest

June 16: Story Time Rocks! Join us for stories about rocks.

July 7: Books with a Beat These rhyming books will put a beat in your feet and a “ta-tum” in your drum.

July 21: Beach Party! Dip your toes in the sand or ride the tide at our totally gnarly beach party.

August 4: Hervé Tullet Art Workshop  

August 18: I Scream for Ice Cream! - Join us for stories and songs about our favorite frozen treats, then make some homemade ice cream in a bag.

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 19, 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 20, 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
Mondays in August, 10:30 am

For 3-5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 22, 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

A lap-sit 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 23, 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 - Avengers: Infinity War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The Avengers and their allies try to stop archenemy Thanos from amassing the all-powerful Infinity Stones. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and an all-star cast. Rated PG-13. 149 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday August 25, 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, June 23 and August 25, 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of building materials including Lego’s and CitiBlocs.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Resumes and Cover Letters for Returning Citizens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

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 handouts available. Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 26, 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 27, 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
Mondays in August, 10:30 am

For 3-5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Reentry in Motion: Violence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary
   

Examining reentry and the issue of male violence as it relates to the male role belief system, the film Manhood and Violence: Fatal Peril, focuses on nine men who have either re-offended or violated the terms and conditions of their probation or parole. The men have all been court-mandated to participate in an intensive four-month violence prevention project where the re-arrest rate for violent offenses by the program’s participants dropped by 80 percent! Reentry information included. Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 29, 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

A lap-sit 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 30, 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: I Can Only Imagine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The inspiring true story behind the contemporary Christian band MercyMe’s beloved song. Starring J. Michael Finley, Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins. Rated PG. 110 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday September 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820

Tracing ancestors before 1820 can be extremely difficult due to a lack of documentation and limited accessibility of surviving records. Focusing on European immigrants to the eastern seaboard, this genealogy class by the Special Collections Division is an overview of strategies and sources commonly used in researching early immigrants.

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

Registration required. To register, please call or email 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.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    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
Wednesday September 19, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Lovers @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & Audio-Visual   330 643-9015   jhersh@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Or do you want to learn how? Join us every third Wednesday for Yarn Lovers @ the Library. We meet in the conveniently located Stray Dog Cafe at Main Library. Drop by for the entire two hours, or at any time between 12-2 pm. Bring your own lunch, or purchase at the Stray Dog Cafe. You're welcome to bring a current project to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

    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
 
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.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    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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