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Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

New books are available the first week of each month. No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George   June THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George    

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear
Monday June 5, 2017 -  Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Help Create a Community Sculpture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Help create a community sculpture! For each book read, you will get a lego piece to add to our library sculpture! Let's see how big we can make it together!

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Help Us to Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Help us to Build a Better World by bringing a nonperishable food item to the library during June and July. We will donate all items to the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. The Super Six most needed items are boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup.

    Location: Ellet
Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 6:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Summer Fitness With Instructor Nancy Gardner

Tai Chi  

Tai Chi is an "internal" Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

For children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy stories, movement, and song. Story time is early learning fun for young children to help develop the skills to succeed in school. Stay and play afterwards with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Enjoy popcorn and a fun family-friendly movie on the big screen!

 

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 22, 10:30 am

Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 3: More on Formatting Cells and Worksheet Basics 

Learn how to format text and numbers in cells and learn the worksheet basics – setting print area, inserting headers/footers, page margins, etc. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
anim_turtle 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Outback Ray is back with his astounding animal friends.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  

Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks provided.

Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

For children 2-3 years old, with two-year olds accompanied by a  parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

For children 3-5 years old, not yet in Kindergarten. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
ent_note 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Musician, Sam Sapp

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to the first 110 people.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_farm 1:00 PM Heirloom seeds? Yes, please! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Join staff from our Science & Technology Division for this program on planning your garden both to maximize your harvest and your seed-saving ability. Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated varieties which will breed true and can be saved from one harvest for the next year’s planting.  The Akron-Summit County Public Library has a Seed Sharing Library in the Science & Technology Division at Main Library which is available whenever the library is open.

 
    Location: Green
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM Mr. Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and see Mr. Puppet and his friends in a zany show!

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Project Runway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Sign up to be a designer or model in our fourth Project Runway event. Designers will have an hour and a half to design an outfit with materials provided by the library. Models will have hair and makeup done and will wear the designer's outfits for judging. Registration requested beginning June 1. Limit of 10 designers and 10 models.

    Location: Ellet
 
food_coffeecup 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Learn new techniques and the joy of adult coloring. This program is great for any skill level. Come and share in the fun. 

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_wizard_hat 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Magician Rick Smith, Jr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
June 22: Magician Rick Smith, Jr
June 29: The Hilarious Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

 

June 22:  Bubble Lady

June 29:  Mad Science

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

GLOW IN THE DARK

Join Miss Sue for Glow in the Dark Fun and Games.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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nat_sun 2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Calm Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 22, 2 pm

Relax and color intricate patterns and designs while listening to music.  
 

Ages 11-18

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Anthony Magic and Illusion Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

David Anthony Magic and Illusion Show.  

Click here for a preview.    
    Location: Norton
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jammin' Jumpers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Join members of Ohio's Jammin' Jumpers Jump Rope Team in this exhilarating workshop and see if you have what it takes to be a competitive jumper. Jumpers should come wear comfortable shoes; no flip flops or sandals, please. Jump ropes will be provided.

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel 1-3 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 1-3 Practical Application

Practical application of the skills you’ve learned in class.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Test your gaming skills with friends.  Games will be announced weekly.  Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_treasurechest 6:00 PM Antique Appraisal Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Bring your favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason Adams.
Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms). For large items, you can bring a photograph.

Program size is limited so please call 330-633-4345 to register.
Please call if you need to cancel your reservation.

Spectators are welcome and do not need to register.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: La La Land Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

A jazz pianist and an aspiring actress meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Critically acclaimed musical and winner of six (almost seven) Oscars. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and John Legend. Rated PG-13. 127 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_usflag 6:00 PM Patriotic Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, June 22, 6 pm  
 
Come get creative at this patriotic craft free-for-all. You will have a variety of
yarn-wrapped flag projects to choose from, including wreaths, vases and flower pots.
Supply options will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 330-628-9228 to register. 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall - Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall – Author Talk and Book Signing

Thursday, June 22, 6 pm

Join Julie Frey, Director of Museum Services and Curator at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, as she uncovers the hidden history of The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall. The book, to be published in May 2017, explores the history and evolution of Stan Hywet Hall’s landscape design. Frey highlights the landscape design and garden spaces using information from original Seiberling correspondence, as well as photographs taken during the early years of the estate. The book also touches on the restoration efforts undertaken by the Stan Hywet Hall Foundation since it assumed ownership of the property in 1957.  Copies of The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall will be available for purchase and signing following the talk. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
eth_africa 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book3 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy a diverse selection of titles.  New members are always welcome.

Please call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
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Friday June 23, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Summer Movies - Build a Better Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd. Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Friday afternoon movie that uplifts and inspires building a better mind.  Movies for Adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

June 23 HE NAMED ME MALALA

July 7 THE HUNDRED- FOOT JOURNEY

July 21 HIDDEN FIGURES

    Location: Odom
Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Take-it Make-it Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Take-it Make-it Crafts the 4th Saturday each month.  Pick up a craft all day while supplies last.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Nordonia Hills Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NH GAME TIME

Meet and join in with players of various games including chess, board and Euro games, role-playing games, mah-jongg, war games, and regular and trading card games.

All ages welcome.

No registration is necessary.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
food_salad 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM What's On the Menu? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduce fun eats into your heart and home. Join us for a day of cooking demonstrations! 

10:30-Join Abbe Turner from Lucky Penny Farm as she demonstrates how to make homemade ricotta cheese

11:45-Meet cookbook author Carla Snyder. She'll experiment with vegetarian delights

1:00-Explore Arabic cuisine with Alia Almashni and learn about Middle Eastern dishes 

Meeting Room 2AB

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For all ages. No registration necessary. Snuggle up and read to a furry friend.

    Location: Ellet
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM Zentangle Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Carol Bailey Floyd to learn the fun and stress-relieving art of Zentangle.  Kit will be provided.  Space is limited, so please register at 330-745-6126.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_asl_h 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Series with Paula Wray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Interested in learning how to sign?  Come to these sessions of lessons, games, and songs, and learn more.  No prior knowledge of sign language is necessary!  This class is for adults.  Children over 10 may come if accompanied by an adult.

Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders’ Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Build and create with a variety of building materials.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_flyingbird 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Buckeye Martinfest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Buckeye Martinfest

North Reservoir

Saturday, June 24, 2-4 pm

Stop by our table for crafts and giveaways as we celebrate Portage Lakes being the Purple Martin Capital of Ohio!  We love participating in this annual event sponsored by the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_notepad 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drawing from Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Drawing from life is a skill that anyone can acquire once they've learned a few tricks! This class is an introduction to the fundamental ways artists translate what they see from the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional surface. We will do exercises which will challenge you to "see" like an artist and help to demystify the process of drawing the infinitely complex world. Join artist Claire Marks as she presents this informative and exciting class. Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday June 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you!  Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping agencies in our community.  Are you new to crafting?  We will be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make god use of them.

    Location: North Hill
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elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 4: Introduction to Formulas & Excel Functions

Let Excel do the math for you!  Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets and learn how Excel Functions work.  Learn how to maximize your data with these helpful tools. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Build a Body Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Build a body presents a family fitness program that will get your blood pumping.

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_firetruck 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Special Program: Touch-A-Truck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Monday, June 26, 12:30-2 pm
 
 
Bring the entire family to the Library anytime between 12:30-2 pm.
Special guests from our community will display their trucks in the Mogadore High School parking lot. 
Explore a bookmobile, fire truck, school bus, and other vehicles while learning how they are used in our community. 
Rain or shine, come to the library, check out some books, and touch-a-truck! 
 
A big thank you to the Library’s Mobile Services Department, Mogadore High School,
Adorni’s Service Center, Mogadore Post Office,  Mock Pond Shop and Two Men and a Truck for providing vehicles and their time.
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
office_dollarsign 1:00 PM Life Skills: Financial Fitness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult and Teen Event      

Learn how to balance a checkbook, and how to use credit cards.  What does a credit score mean?  Learn these financial life skills, presented by Aaron Curry of Key Bank.

    Location: Green
 
anim_turtle 2:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting and very educational. This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for kids of all ages. Outback Ray will bring 10–15 captive born, exotic animals. The animals are trained and handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience as well of the animals.

    Location: Highland Square
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 5: Sorting, Filtering Data, Creating Custom Lists and More 

Experience the more advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to sort and filter your data and create customized list for your workbooks. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 4 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_house.GIF 6:00 PM The Hower House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Hower House

Located on the University of Akron campus, how much do you really know about this National Historic Landmark? Learn about the Hower family, the 28 room Victorian mansion, and the ongoing events that keep this one of the best preserved houses in the country.  Enjoy a cup of tea after.  Please register in advance.  Presented by Sherri Thompson and Lyn Benedict.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlecrafting @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new. No registration required – just come on in and use our space. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SUN CATCHER

Join Miss Sue and make a sun catcher wind chime.

This program is for families of all ages and is held one Monday each month.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM Pokemon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 7 and up! Come join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection. This is a student led program. Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Green
 
misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre

Join stortellers Kyle Jozsa and Nici Romo from Wandering Aesthetics Theatre as they share stories and fables from around the world.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have a fabulous time!  For all ages.

    Location: North Hill
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misc_earth 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, books, and bounces followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

This series of programs is designed for children ages 2-5 with their adults, who are expected to join in the fun! Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones get ready to learn when they go to school.

    Location: North Hill
 
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    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover songs, books, prop stories and movement activities to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day!

    Location: Highland Square
 
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    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 am

Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 13- July 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required. Please note we will have a variety of outdoor activities during story time please lather up with sun screen and be ready to get dirty, messy and potentially wet.

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Family Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  (No program July 4th)

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_twodancers 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore various age appropriate toys, blocks, cars, trucks and trains, dolls, puzzles, and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_rocks2 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Bricks 4 Kidz

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

Outback Ray - June 27

Exciting, fun, and educational!  Outback Ray brings exotic animals for us to see and learn about.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Rick Smith Jr., magician, illusionist, and world record holder returns with an exciting new show that will entertain kids of all ages.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Coloring Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    You will enjoy this class. Adult coloring is all the craze right now. It is a great relaxing way to be creative and to relieve stress. All supplies are provided by the library. Please stop by or call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_cupcake.GIF 2:00 PM Mystery Make It and Take It Summer Treat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Pop in to create a yummy treat to eat or take with you.  The mystery yummy will be revealed that day.

    Location: Kenmore
 
school_chemistry2 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MAD SCIENCE

A science themed show that is designed to amaze and inspire.

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Runway

With limited time, a selection of materials, and an abundance of creativity see what you can make!  Finished projects will be judged in various categories for prizes. Please pre-register.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Messy Party

Dress for a mess and bring your sense of adventure too. 

Activities will include messy games, messy crafts and messy food. 

We’d bring a change of clothes if we were you!

Everthing will be provided and no registration is required.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Party Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Lions and tigers and dinosaurs! OH MY! Who can resist those adorable tiny plastic animals? Get creative turning them into keychains, jewelry, wall mounted trophies and whatever you can dream up! Have fun and be a party animal. 

    Location: Main Library
 
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
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 27, 3:30-5 pm 

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

Bring your own coloring book or choose from provided coloring pages and spend the evening relaxing and coloring with new friends.

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_sound 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Are you a music lover? This club could be for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next metting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM Annual Teen Cupcake Bake-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Event

Bakers and tasters needed! 

To register for this program or for more information, ask at the front desk.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing,  including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for brining out the best of the writer's work.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Ages 2-5: Join us for stories, music, movement and crafts.

June 28 - Get in the Construction Zone!

    Location: Norton
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesday mornings a day of exploration!    Dress for mess and outdoor weather as we engage in a variety of nature activities around our property. Create a nature-inspired craft to take home.   

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   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 cloths, and bring a water bottle.

Location: Main Library Park at the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ear!

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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nat_summertime 1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

June 14 - Hula Hoop with Meryl Hornyak - Learn some new moves.

June 21 - OUtback Ray - Meet some exotic animals in this interactive program.

June 28 - Rick Smith, Jr. - Interactive magic show with one of the best in the world.

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

July 19 - Build a Body - Families get fit togther in this fun workout.

July 26 - Lindsay Bonilla - Storytelling around the theme of Peace Building.

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

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_turtle 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program!

Marissa Dubina will bring some of her favorite pets from the Realm of the Reptile!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibray.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
June 28- Outback Ray and his wild friends will come and visit with us.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_games 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Teen Trivia: Jeopardy style

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Craft Mix-It-Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Craft Mix-It-Up

Wednesday, June 28, 3 pm

Use your creativity and a variety of materials to express yourself.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 6:00 PM Puppy Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PUPPY TRAINING

Start your puppy off right and learn the tips and tricks of training a well-behaved puppy from Drew & Michele Delgross of Pet State University.  This one-hour seminar will start you out with housetraining, basic commands, and more, but is for owners only - please do not bring your puppy.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Egyptian Tomb Excavation Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Nefertiti: More Than a Wife and Queen/Tutankhamun’s Reign (includes New Research!)

Learn about Nefertiti, and some details of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman, from the University of Akron, shares his experiences excavating tomb KV63.  An art history professor, Ertman shifted his emphasis to ancient art and, after winning a Smithsonian Research and Development Grant in 1971 with a colleague, began working in tombs in Egypt. 

Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

READERS CHOICE of a Charles Finch Mystery

Title: A Burial at Sea (Charles Lenox Series #5), Author: Charles FinchTitle: A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox Series #4), Author: Charles FinchTitle: The Fleet Street Murders (Charles Lenox Series #3), Author: Charles Finch

Discuss and explore the mystery and thriller genres with our Mystery Lovers Group.  We welcome and encourage adult readers to join our ongoing book discussions.  We read an eclectic range of mystery titles, plus suspense, some true crime, and thrillers.

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy stories, movement, and song. Story time is early learning fun for young children to help develop the skills to succeed in school. Stay and play afterwards with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
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anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 29, 10:30 am

Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 6: Charts & Advanced Custom Tools for Worksheets

Experience the more advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to draw a chart for your data, how to track changes, and finalize your workbook. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 4&5 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Build, Explore, Create!  Bricks 4 Kidz bring a mound full of Legos and other building activities so let your imagination go wild. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_twodancers 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Fit Program, Build a Body Team

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to 110 people.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
anim_parrot2.GIF 1:00 PM Jungle Bob Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about some amazing animals with Jungle Bob!

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mosaic Art with Leona from Don Drumm Studios Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Teen favorite Leona is back for her eighth summer to teach a glass on glass mosaic piece without grout. The theme of the artwork is beach or anything you wish. Two designs will be available from which particpants will create a 5x7 glass framed piece. Participants are welcome to create their own simple designs as well. Registration requested beginning June 1. Limit of 20 participants.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akornlibrary.org
   

Thursday Matinees
1-3 pm
Kick back and relax with our family friendly movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and juice.

June 29 Moana

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
June 29: The Hilarious Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Mad Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

June 29:  Mad Science

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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trans_plane1 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

AIRPLANE RACES

The 5th Annual Paper Airplane Races!  Come race your designs against other worthy oppo

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Teen MakerSpace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, June 29, 2 pm 
 
Ever played a keyboard made of bananas? Want to create your own buttons?  
Program squishy circuits?  Make a stain glass jar?
Try all these and more at our Teen MakerSpace.
 
Ages 11-18
 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY Jewelry and Keychains Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Join us to learn about the jewelry arts in this hands-on workshop.

    Location: North Hill
 
anim_turtle 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show.  Up-close fun and knowledge building all about the animal friends of Outback Ray.

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel 4-6 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 4-6 Practical Application

Practical application of the skills you’ve learned in class.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM Edible Architecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Edible Architecture - June 29

Recreate some famous buildings with edible bricks you can then devour.

For ages 11 - 18

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Test your gaming skills with friends.  Games will be announced weekly.  Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_chefshat 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 29, 6 pm 

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques?
Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate.
Each month we will get together to talk about a certain book, theme, or a celebrity chef.
There will be food samples or activities at every meeting. A selection of cookbooks will be available for members to borrow.
Browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.  

Theme: Picnic in the Garden

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: China Seas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Clark Gable plays the captain of a ship battling modern-day pirates, a typhoon and two women vying for his attention. Also starring Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell, Wallace Beery and Robert Benchley. 87 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Mystery Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The following books were nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for the best paperback original story.  Do you agree?  Read one, read all, your choice.

A BRILLIANT DEATH by Robin Yocum

HEART OF STONE by James W. Ziskin

THE 7TH CANON by Robert Dugoni

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_gclef 6:30 PM Unknown Beatles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Beatles enthusiast Ray Carmen presents little-known songs, videos, facts and trivia about the world's most famous band.

    Location: Green
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Countryside Conservancy Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Presented by Brian Reitz, Developmental Director for The Countryside Conservancy.

Learn about The Farmers Markets, Food Swaps, and Cooking Classes offered by The Conservancy. The purpose of Countryside Conservancy is to connect people, food, and land by increasing public awareness of how food and farming impact personal, community, and environmental health, and by inspiring personal commitment to building a resilient, sustainable food culture. They pursue our purpose across Northeast Ohio through numerous regional collaborations and a unique partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_camera 7:00 PM A Photographer's Guide to Ohio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

A PHOTOGRAPHER'S GUIDE TO OHIO

Photographer and author Ian Adams discusses his decades of work in the Buckeye State, presenting some of his work, and sharing thoughts on capturing the beauty of Ohio.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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