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Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Forever Young Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Teens and Adults welcome

In honor of the recent 50 year anniversary, we will be reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Copies will be available for checkout beginning in July.

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday August 19, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your Own Musical Instruments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Enjoy the neighborhood sights and sounds during the annual Porch Rok'r festival. You can join in by playing your very own musical instrument created at the library.

    Location: Highland Square
Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM Teens Do Something! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

This is a NEW way for kids going into 5th grades through 12th grades to volunteer!  We will meet twice a month on Tuesdays at 3:30pm to do a different type of project.  Some projects will be:  making survival bracelets for the military, cards for shut-ins and cookies for firefighters.

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday August 25, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
Tuesday August 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_party1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Back to School Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the start of a new school year by decorating school supplies and enjoying a snack.

 

    Location: Odom
Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM Button Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Get creative and make awesome buttons with our button maker!

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_sun 5:30 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

POWER RANGERS (2017)(PG-13)(124 MIN)

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Writers Club

We eat junk food and talk writing. No stress, just support and sharing the writing experience.

 
    Location: Green
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Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack.  Spend time chilling, crafting, and chatting about our favorite foods, books, movies and more.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

September 9 -  Emoji Party:  Create an Emoji magnet, decorate an emoji cookie and share some emotions as we say goodbye to summer and gear up for an awesome school year!

Grades 5 and up

    Location: Portage Lakes
Tuesday September 19, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)(PG)(129 MIN)

    Location: Maple Valley
Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM Fall Painting Craft with instructor Marla Knapic-Derga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen Program

Please sign up in advance.

 
    Location: Green
Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Rock Art! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Can’t get enough of painting stones? Come in and make doodlestones, pebble picture holders or just create, beautiful colorful stones to decorate your room or desk. For ages 11 – 18. 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM Fall Coloring Fest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Color autumn-themed pictures and enjoy seasonal snacks and beverages. 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Spend an afternoon with friends, finger food and fun reads.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out the featured books or bring your own book to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

September 29 – Diary War:  DIARY OF A WIMPY KID versus DORK DIARIES Who should win the diary war? Cast your vote, take a quiz, and make your own diary as we discuss our favorite characters and scenes.

    Location: Portage Lakes
Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM Pumpkin Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Decorate pumpkins with tissue paper leaves. Registration is requested for this program. Space is limited. 

    Location: Maple Valley
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 10:30 AM Practice ACT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Want to get the best score on your ACT? Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam to prepare you for the real test. Please plan on this program lasting at least three hours. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE EACH TEST. 

 

    Location: Maple Valley
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ACT Practice Test* Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Take advantage of the day off school and get ahead! Join us for a practice test and a snack! Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam to prepare you for the real test at the Main Library. You will have access to your scores within one week after the test. Please bring your own calculator, and be sure to register early, spaces are limited! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE EACH TEST. Please contact Sylvan Learning Center fairlawn.oh@sylvanlearning.com or The Main Teen Area 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holograms and Pepper’s Ghost Screen- Make and Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Make and take your own hologram display piece and Pepper’s Ghost screen to use on a cell phone. Supplies provided.

Please register for this craft as supplies are limited by calling 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paranormal Portraits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Use the green screen to make your family and friends scream! Join us to make creepy, spooky, all together ooky self-portraits using the Tech Zone’s green screen, make-up, costumes, photo apps, and more. Print them out and add glowing eyes for a final freaky factor. The program will start and end in the Teen Programming Room on the third floor. For ages 11 – 18. 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM Thor Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the God of Thunder with a movie, games, crafts, and contests.   

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-6

Spend an afternoon with friends, finger food and fun reads.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out the featured books or bring your own book to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

 

October 27 -  Goosebumps and Ghostly Reads Come in costume or just as you are as we tell spooky stories and make a cool ghostly craft!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Spend an afternoon with friends, finger food and fun reads.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out the featured books or bring your own book to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

October 27 -  Goosebumps and Ghostly Reads Come in costume or just as you are as we tell spooky stories and make a cool ghostly craft!

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Comic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Connect, create, collect!

Do you love to draw and talk about comics? Children and teens in grades 4-12 are invited to join us in the Teen Programming Room to explore the world of comics.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_witch.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Glow In-The Dark Halloween Bash! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Come in costume or make one at the party. A night of glowing fun and crafts galore!

    Location: Portage Lakes
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack.  Spend time chilling, crafting, and chatting about our favorite foods, books, movies and more.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

November 11 -  Smoothie Day:  Blend up some fun as we mix fruits and veggies into delicious and nutritious snacks. Can you guess the secret ingredients?  Who knows, you may even like something new!  All recipes available to recreate the fun at home. YUM!  Please register in advance.

Grades 5 and up

    Location: Portage Lakes
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 6:00 PM Painting Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Join librarian and artist Amber Elfrink in creating your own artistic masterpiece. All supplies provided. Registration is requested for this program. Space is limited. For ages 14+

    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday November 18, 2017 Go To Top
office_pencil 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Doodling for Stress Relief Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Presented by Christina Turner, Akron- Summit County Public Library.

Unwind, draw, and learn tips and techniques for extemporaneous pattern doodling. Leave with a framed work of art. Supplies provided. Please register for this program as supplies are limited by calling 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Holy Justice League Batman! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate the release of the new Justice League movie.  Make a Batman or Wonder Woman fidget spinner, play videogames and make Justice League crafts. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Black Friday Ninja Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Dress in black and be ready to talk all things Ninja! Discover the NINJA LIBRARIANS series by Jen Swann Downey and make a Ninja Star craft.

    Location: Portage Lakes
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 3:30 PM Music Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

   Listen up! Play bingo with a musical twist. Snacks and beverages provided. 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
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