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Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_rocks1 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
4th Saturday of the month (March 26, April 23, May 28)

Open play for all ages with blocks including Legos and CitiBlocs.
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 29, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel: Pivot Tables Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Pivot Tables

Do you want to know how to make large, complex sets of data more comprehensible and easier to understand at a glance?  Come to this course to learn when you have a large amount of data to sum and you want to compare several facts about each figure.  Attendance at MS Excel 3, 4 & 5 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 1, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 2, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

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

THE PEANUTS MOVIE
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the whole Peanuts gang are back in this heartwarming story.  Based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz.  Also starring Linus, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Sally, Pigpen, Schroeder and Woodstock.  Rated G.  88 min  
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday June 4, 2016 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 us 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 1 on the High Street Level of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Parachute Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Parachute Play

A Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Join us for an active story time full of wiggles and giggles

Upcoming Saturday story times:
June 18: Baseball Stories Let us take you out to the ballgame with great baseball stories
July 2: Fireflies Catch a jar of firefly stories for yourself!
July 16: Super Hero Story Time Find your superhero powers with special stories and craft
Aug 6: Weights and Measures How do you measure up? Experience the fun side of science
Aug 20: Have a Ball Come out and play with sports stories and games
 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_runner.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get a Running Start on Mind, Body & Sole at Main Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Get a Running Start on Mind, Body & Sole at Main Library
Saturday, June 4, 2-4 pm

Food, Entertainment, Games and Early Sign-up for Mind, Body & Sole: our Summer Reading and Exercise Program.

All ages invited.
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday June 5, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Health Information-You Can Do Better than Google Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts. Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information. This class meets in the Science & Technology Division on the first floor at Main Library. Contact us to reigster. 

    Location: Main Library
 
med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Health Information-You Can Do Better than Google Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts. Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information. This class meets in the Science & Technology Division on the first floor at Main Library. Contact us to register.

    Location: Main Library
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Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Toy Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Toy Story-Rated G, 81 min.

Upcoming:
June 14: Big Hero 6-Rated PG, 102 min.
June 21: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.
June 28: Disney's Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.
July 5: Disney's Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Calling all anime and manga enthusiasts! Join us the first Tuesday of the month to watch anime, make a snack, do activities, and make crafts based off of your favorite manga and anime series. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11-18. 

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 8, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bubble Lady: The Wonderful World of Bubbles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

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

June 8: Bubble Lady: The Wonderful World of Bubbles You will be amazed!

Upcoming:
June 15: Outback Ray Come and meet the animals
June 22: Mad Science  An entertaining and funny way to look at science
June 29: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Join us for this cutting edge, breathtaking, magical event
July 6: Science Olympics  Don’t miss this special hands-on science program
July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 9, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

JOY 
The true story of a struggling divorced mother of three who becomes an overnight success after inventing the Miracle Mop.  Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Isabella Rossellini.  Rated PG-13.  124 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
office_lightbulb 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Akron Inventors Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

The June meeting of the Akron Inventors Club will feature speaker Ken Burns from TinyCircuits, a startup company based here in Akron, Ohio. TinyCircuits develop and manufacture electronic modules for use in a variety of products. Come hear this local inventors's story.

Meetings of the Akron Inventors Club are free and open to all with an interest in invention and innovation. Networking and refreshments begin at 5:30pm and meeting starts at 6:00pm. The club meets in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

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

JOY 
The true story of a struggling divorced mother of three who becomes an overnight success after inventing the Miracle Mop.  Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Isabella Rossellini.  Rated PG-13.  124 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM The Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

The Landis family of Akron and Granville County, North Carolina collaborated with filmmaker Tom Davenport to create this award-winning documentary which traces the history of the family over the lifetime of matriarch Bertha Landis. The film documents and personalizes major events in African American history — the Jim Crow era, migration from the South during and after World War II, segregation, and Civil Rights. It highlights the role of gospel singing in giving the Landis family a sense of unity and joy through difficult times. Join us and meet filmmaker Tom Davenport. Members of the musically talented Akron branch (Echoes of Heaven) will perform. 

 
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
anim_dog1 11:00 AM 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, 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog, and practice your reading skills.  If you're not reading yet, the dog’s handler will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend 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.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday June 12, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
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Tuesday June 14, 2016 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
 For young children ages 2-5

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

July 12:  Artsy Tuesday:  Celebrate the joy and wonder of learning that children experience while engaged in creative and performing arts. 

August 9: Sing, Dance, Celebrate & Learn:  Through music and movement, children develop math, language, and literacy skills.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Economic Empowerment: Crowdfunding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Discover what crowdfunding is and how it may provide funding for you to start a business, create a social service project, coordinate a community event, or develop a non-profit organization. Location: 2AB. No registration required.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Big Hero 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 14: Big Hero 6-Rated PG, 102 min.

Upcoming:
June 21: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.
June 28: Disney's Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.
July 5: Disney's Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Camp in a Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   
Don’t have time for summer camp this year? Stop by the library and play some wacky summer camp games while enjoying a S’more or two.
Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11 to 18.
    Location: Main Library
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7709-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 15, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

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

June 15: Outback Ray Come and meet the animals

Upcoming:
June 22: Mad Science  An entertaining and funny way to look at science
June 29: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Join us for this cutting edge, breathtaking, magical event
July 6: Science Olympics  Don’t miss this special hands-on science program
July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Awareness: Overcoming Insurmountable Odds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Listen to local stories of triumph over tragedy and discover how people found strength in the midst of suffering.
No registration required.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Thursday June 16, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

FINDING NEMO
A young clownfish named Nemo is captured by scuba divers and it’s up to his father, Marlin, to bring him home.  Marlin is joined by a friendly fish named Dory to help in his search.  The sequel, Finding Dory, will be released in theaters this summer.  Wonderful animated tale starring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks.  Rated G.  100 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

FINDING NEMO
A young clownfish named Nemo is captured by scuba divers and it’s up to his father, Marlin, to bring him home.  Marlin is joined by a friendly fish named Dory to help in his search.  The sequel, Finding Dory, will be released in theaters this summer.  Wonderful animated tale starring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks.  Rated G.  100 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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Saturday June 18, 2016 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.

The class will meetin in Meeting Room 3 on the High Street Level.

Contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7709-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
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, challenges in researching African American ancestors.

Class will take place in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_baseballglove 11:00 AM Baseball Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Let us take you out to the ballgame with great baseball stories

Upcoming Saturday story times:
July 2: Fireflies Catch a jar of firefly stories for yourself!
July 16: Super Hero Story Time Find your superhero powers with special stories and craft
Aug 6: Weights and Measures How do you measure up? Experience the fun side of science
Aug 20: Have a Ball Come out and play with sports stories and games
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday June 19, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM Crafter Work - Farmer's Market Bag Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology    330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us downtown for and after work craft.  Learn new and creative ways to make your home and everyday life seem a little brighter.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Finding Nemo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 21: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

Upcoming:
June 28: Disney's Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.
July 5: Disney's Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

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

Breathe in… breathe out…and join us in the Zen Zone. Teens are invited to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of Zen inspired activities including making a Zen garden, Zen doodling, making refreshing smoothies, and much more. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM LinkedIn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network.  It offers tools to help users find job openings, businesses to hire employees and promote their own, or simply network with other professionals.  Your profile on LinkedIn acts as your online resume, featuring your experience, skills, and recommendations from colleagues or supervisors.  Since your existing connections can directly introduce you to others, you can quickly expand your professional network.  This class will cover the free LinkedIn basic account.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 22, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

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

June 22: Mad Science  An entertaining and funny way to look at science

Upcoming:
June 29: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Join us for this cutting edge, breathtaking, magical event
July 6: Science Olympics  Don’t miss this special hands-on science program
July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 23, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

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

LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Olivia de Havilland 100th birthday tribute!
While traveling in Europe, a disabled young American woman romances an Italian man, much to the chagrin of her concerned mother.  Starring Olivia de Havilland, George Hamilton, Rossano Brazzi, Yvette Mimieux and Barry Sullivan.  101 min.  Shown in association with The Nightlight Cinema. Introduction and discussion afterward.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday June 25, 2016 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   
   

Every 4th Saturday of the month (June 25, July 23, August 27), 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of blocks
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday June 26, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Disney's Jungle Book (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 28: Disney's Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.

Upcoming:
July 5: Disney's Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Let the Games Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Get your game on AND take it with you!  We will create a portable game kit for travel or just hanging out in the neighborhood.  Decorate your game box, fill it with game materials, and hang out and play some games. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday June 29, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

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

June 29: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Join us for this cutting edge, breathtaking, magical event

Upcoming:
July 6: Science Olympics  Don’t miss this special hands-on science program
July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 30, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

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

TARZAN AND HIS MATE 
The peaceful life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by ruthless ivory hunters.  Classic jungle adventure starring Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O’Sullivan and Cheeta.  104 min


 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
nat_stars 11:00 AM Fireflies Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Catch a jar of firefly stories for yourself!

Upcoming Saturday story times:
July 16: Super Hero Story Time Find your superhero powers with special stories and craft
Aug 6: Weights and Measures How do you measure up? Experience the fun side of science
Aug 20: Have a Ball Come out and play with sports stories and games
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 3, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
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Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Disney's Sleeping Beauty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

July 5: Disney's Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.

Upcoming:
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Wednesday July 6, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Olympics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

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

July 6: Science Olympics  Don’t miss this special hands-on science program

Upcoming:
July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 7, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in Family History

Join the Special Collections Division for an introduction to genealogy for new family historians. This class includes an overview of genealogical sources available at the library, suggestions for getting started, and tips for organizing your research.

This class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library. Time permitting, a tour of the Special Collections Division on the Third Floor will be included.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 11:00 AM 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, 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog, and practice your reading skills.  If you're not reading yet, the dog’s handler will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend 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.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 10, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 12, 2016 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
 For young children ages 2-5

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.

July 12:  Artsy Tuesday:  Celebrate the joy and wonder of learning that children experience while engaged in creative and performing arts.
 
August 9: Sing, Dance, Celebrate & Learn:  Through music and movement, children develop math, language, and literacy skills.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Economic Empowerment: Crowdfunding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Discover what crowdfunding is and how it may provide funding for you to start a business, create a social service project, coordinate a community event, or develop a non-profit organization. Location: 2AB. No registration required.

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

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Toy Story-Rated G, 81 min.
June 14: Big Hero 6-Rated PG, 102 min.
June 21: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.
June 28: Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.
July 5: Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

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

Make your own T-shirt design using a variety of interesting items and fabric paints. All materials are provided. Please call 330-643.9067 to register.  For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday July 13, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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.

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Elec Simon: drumming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

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

July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon

Upcoming:
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Awareness: Overcoming Insurmountable Odds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Listen to local stories of triumph over tragedy and discover how people found strength in the midst of suffering.
No registration required.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Thursday July 14, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Every four years, Ohio finds itself in the thick of the presidential race. What about the Buckeye State makes it so special? In The Bellwether, Kyle Kondik, managing editor for the nonpartisan political forecasting newsletter Sabato’s Crystal Ball, blends data-driven research and historical documentation to explain Ohio’s remarkable record as a predictor of presidential results and why the state is essential to the 2016 election and beyond. Presented in cooperation with the University of Akron's Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM Super Hero Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Discover your superhero powers with special stories and craft

Upcoming Saturday story times:
Aug 6: Weights and Measures How do you measure up? Experience the fun side of science
Aug 20: Have a Ball Come out and play with sports stories and games
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 17, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM Crafter Work - Sugar Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology    330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us downtown for and after work craft.  Learn new and creative ways to make your home and everyday life seem a little brighter.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Despicable Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Toy Story-Rated G, 81 min.
June 14: Big Hero 6-Rated PG, 102 min.
June 21: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.
June 28: Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.
July 5: Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

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

What’s more fun than playing board games with your friends? Playing life-sized board games with your friends, of course! Join us to play a variety of super sized games and enjoy a super sized snack. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday July 20, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lindsay Bonilla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

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

Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales   

Upcoming: 
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 21, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 23, 2016 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 databases, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches. 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
 
misc_rivers 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Search For the Truth: An Afternoon of Cryptozoology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a unique and fascinating afternoon as we explore reports of elusive creatures among us. Doug Waller from the SouthEastern Society for Bigfoot Investigation will speak about Bigfoot sightings in Ohio including eyewitness reports and personal encounters that his group has investigated. Doug speaks at 1:00pm.

Documentary film maker and investigative journalist Seth Breedlove will screen his latest documentary "The Beast of Whitehall" which tells of numerous sightings of an unexplained creature in upstate New York. He will follow it up with a Q & A session. Seth's presentation begins at 2:00pm.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
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   
   

Every 4th Saturday of the month (June 25, July 23, August 27), 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of blocks
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 24, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Despicable Me 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.

Upcoming:
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Taste of the Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   
Get ready for the summer Olympics and get a taste of Brazil,  the home of this summer’s Olympic games.  We will explore some Brazilian traditions by making a traditional Brazilian chocolate candy called Brigadeiros, make a Brazilian good luck charm, and explore the culture of Brazil.
Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11 to 18.
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday July 27, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

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

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday July 28, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kids 2:00 PM Minion Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Bring out your inner Minion with Minion activities and crafts!

All ages welcome.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 31, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Boxtrolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.

Upcoming:
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Calling all anime and manga enthusiasts! Join us the first Tuesday of the month to watch anime, make a snack, do activities, and make crafts based off of your favorite manga and anime series. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11-18. 

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 3, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 4, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Newspaper Archive Academic Library Edition (formerly Access NewspaperArchive) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Newspaper Archive Academic Library Edition (formerly Access NewspaperArchive)

Go beyond Ancestry and discover other genealogy databases the Library has to offer. Join us to learn more about these great resources, including what they contain, how to access them, and how to do effective searches. Sessions will include an hour of demonstration and another hour of practice time with staff on hand to help. Newspaper Archive Academic Library Edition provides home access to digitized newspapers from the U.S. and overseas. 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Weights and Measures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

How do you measure up? Experience the fun side of science

Upcoming Saturday story times:
Aug 20: Have a Ball Come out and play with sports stories and games
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 7, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 9, 2016 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
 For young children ages 2-5

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.

August 9: Sing, Dance, Celebrate & Learn:  Through music and movement, children develop math, language, and literacy skills.
 

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

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.

Upcoming:
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Health Information-You Can Do Better than Google Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts. Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information. This class meets in the Science & Technology Division on the first floor at Main Library. Contact us to register.

    Location: Main Library
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Wednesday August 10, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Awareness: Overcoming Insurmountable Odds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Listen to local stories of triumph over tragedy and discover how people found strength in the midst of suffering.
No registration required.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Thursday August 11, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 11:00 AM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Paws for Reading
 The Second Saturday of each month, 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog, and practice your reading skills.  If you're not reading yet, the dog’s handler will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend 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.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 14, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM Crafter Work - Canning Your Garden Vegetables Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology    330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us downtown for and after work craft.  Learn new and creative ways to make your home and everyday life seem a little brighter.

    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?",  "Should I apply for trademark protection or a design patent?" or "How much of my invention will a utility patent protect?"

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Lego Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

Upcoming:
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
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 autitorium.

Please contact the Science and Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 17, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 18, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday August 20, 2016 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.

Contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_generic 11:00 AM Have a Ball! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Come out and play with sports stories and games.
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 21, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Peanuts Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Peanuts Movie

Rated G, 93 min.

Chill in our Auditorium!  Groups welcome


 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Wednesday August 24, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday August 25, 2016 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   
   

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM World Languages Workshop for Educators Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Registration is requested for the following workshop.

Integrating Authentic Cultural Resources into Curriculum

Presenter: Kathleen Shelton, Ohio Department of Education.

An essential component of a proficiency-based world language classroom is using authentic cultural resources in the target language. In this workshop teachers will use free online tech tools to make authentic videos more comprehensible to novice and intermediate language learners, helping them acquire a deeper understanding of the target language and the content being presented. Authentic resources will also be used in the creation of reading, listening and communication tasks that connect higher level thinking skills with depth of understanding. Collaboration time, sample lessons, tools and resources will be provided.

5 contact hours will be provided.

Please bring laptop and authentic video and/or text resources.  

One hour lunch on your own.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Our Ancestors from Europe: How to Discover Their Individual Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Our Ancestors from Europe: How to Discover Their Individual Stories, featuring John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.

John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C., where he's worked at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program. He has also been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research (Washington, DC), the Genealogical Institute of Texas (Dallas), and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (Springfield, Ill.). His publications include They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record and Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans.

Program Schedule:

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

9:45 – 10:45    Passenger Arrival Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15   Naturalizations Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on Your Own

1:30 – 2:30      Re-discovering “La Famiglia:” Accessing and Using the Records of Italy

2:30 – 3:00      Break

3:00 – 4:00      Discovering the REAL Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors 

The program is free and open to the public, and parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
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   
   

Every 4th Saturday of the month (June 25, July 23, August 27), 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of blocks
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 28, 2016 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 with an adult caregiver.
 

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 31, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 3, 2016 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

Go beyond Ancestry and discover other genealogy databases the Library has to offer. Join us to learn more about these great resources, including what they contain, how to access them, and how to do effective searches. Sessions will include an hour of demonstration and another hour of practice time with staff on hand to help. Heritage Quest provides home access to 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 2, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
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Saturday September 10, 2016 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   popdiv@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.
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 13, 2016 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 17, 2016 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.

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
 
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

Go beyond Ancestry and discover other genealogy databases the Library has to offer. Join us to learn more about these great resources, including what they contain, how to access them, and how to do effective searches. Sessions will include an hour of demonstration and another hour of practice time with staff on hand to help. Fold3 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 2, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in Family History

Join the Special Collections Division for an introduction to genealogy for new family historians. This class includes an overview of genealogical sources available at the library, suggestions for getting started, and tips for organizing your research.

This class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library. Time permitting, a tour of the Special Collections Division on the Third Floor will be included.

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   popdiv@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.
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday October 18, 2016 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 October 22, 2016 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 Stated Patent & Trademark website.

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

Contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM My Heritage – World Vital Records Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

My Heritage – World Vital Records

Go beyond Ancestry and discover other genealogy databases the Library has to offer. Join us to learn more about these great resources, including what they contain, how to access them, and how to do effective searches. Sessions will include an hour of demonstration and another hour of practice time with staff on hand to help. My Heritage – World Vital Records provides home access to a variety of indexes and digitized records from the U.S. and overseas. 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
Monday November 7, 2016 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?", "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 & Technoogy Division to make your appointment for this unique opportunity. Please note: come to the Science & Technology Division on the first floor to begin your session.

    Location: Main Library
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