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Thursday December 1, 2016 -  Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Candy Cane notecards: A Make & Take Craft

No official program this month.  Stop in between Saturday, December 3 – Saturday, December 10 to pick up a card kit to make on your own.  Limit 1 per person.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_beaver NatureConnect DIY2Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY2Go Animal Track Contest

Visit, explore and enjoy our NatureConnect area. Be a Nature Detective and use our binoculars and observation notebooks to sketch and record what you discover.  

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree DIY2Go! Wish List Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids & Teens

DIY2Go! Wish List Ornaments

December 5-10

A take-it-and-make-it event for the holidays.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Music Together Summit Holiday Sing-Along Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 0-5 with their adult caregiver are welcome to join David Palomo of Music Together Summit for a holiday sing-along! There will be music, dancing and fun!  Registration is not required. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Teen Book Break-fast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a fast break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack while we review books from YALSA Teens’ Top Teen Nominees list.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Read one, read all, your choice!

December 10:  THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black; POWERLESS by Tera Lynn Childs; EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon

For more information about YALSA 2016 Teen’s Top Ten Nominees visit the website http://www.dogobooks.com/voting/2016-teens-top-reads

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM Tinkering Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Put your creativity to the test by using odds and ends and various mediums to construct your own distinct art piece.  For grades 5 and up. Please register in advance.

December 10 Magazine Mania – Use old magazine pages to create a unique gift for yourself or to give away at the holiday.  Also get a sneak peek at new magazines coming in 2017! 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Nirvana Yoga of Richfield will guide us through relaxing poses and breathing.  Bring your family and/or friends and practice relaxation techniques that will help us through the holidays and life.

 

Please register in advance.

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

Paws for Reading
The Second Saturday of each month, (Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11) 11 am
Share a book with a certified therapy dog.
 

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_snow_02 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

Our barn doors are open for a warm winter welcome. Stop by for light refreshments and entertainment. 

    Location: Richfield
 
holiday_santa_hat 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Norton Branch Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we celebrate the season with food, fun and festivities.  Chef Sarah will be on hand to talk holiday recipes and pass out her delicious appetizer samples. 

There will be a variety of crafts for adults and children.  The Norton Band students will fill our ears with sounds of the season.  No registration is necessary.

    Location: Norton
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anim_paw 12:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Paws for Reading

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  

Children of all ages are welcome.

 
    Location: Green
 
holiday_wreath 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Holiday Open House Featuring the Miller South Show Choir Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for this engaging family show, followed by hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_stars2 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM UFO Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

UFO program by Thomas Wertman, of the Mutual UFO Network. Please call 330-376-2927 for details.

Please call 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_earth 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM UFOs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

UFO program by Thomas Wertman, of the Mutual UFO Network.

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
holiday_santa_hat 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Emoji Ornament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Make and Take- for Teens. Please register for this craft- supplies are limited. 

    Location: Richfield
 
anim_dog_scottie 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Paws for Reading
Saturdays, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DIY Gift Wrap Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and make some really cool bows out of old magazines and graphic novels, or gift wrap from a variety of recycled materials. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday December 11, 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 (except December 25~~ & January 1), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday December 12, 2016 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   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic Computer Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Basic Computer Skills

Discover what a computer mouse is and have fun practicing basic mouse functions with in-class exercises.  Learn to open and close software programs and play a game. Learn and practice the proper procedures for turning on and shutting down your computer. Discover the differences between hardware and software. Learn about computer components.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Odom
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0-18 months and their grown-ups.

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your baby’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover simple songs and exercises 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 little one’s day! Bring a blanket or yoga mat and your baby’s favorite toy.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-4 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_none 1:00 PM Anything Goes Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Join us the second Monday of each month at 2 pm

December 12 - THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

    Location: Tallmadge
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kidsreading1 3:30 PM School Age Children's Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

We invite the young school aged to enjoy building, gaming, experimenting, crafting or cooking fun.  For those in Kindergarten to grade three.  There will be a different activity each week.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM Teen Voice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come to a meeting of the minds and have your voice heard! While eating snacks and visiting with your friends you can discuss programs, materials and services that you would like to see offered by the library.  

    Location: Kenmore
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Fleece Scarves Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Make a winter scarf without sewing a stitch.

For grades 1-5.  Call 330-666-4888 or drop in to register

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_snowman 6:00 PM Kenmore Craft Club - Snowman Sock Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate this festive season by making Sock Snowmen! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM Messy Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SHAVING CREAM FUN!

The program is one Monday each month at 6pm.  Don't forget to wear some old clothes, you may get messy!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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_megaphone.GIF 6:30 PM What You Can Do to Stop Prescription Medicine Abuse at Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Alyce Jennings, Director of Development with the Summit County Community Partnership, and learn how to safely use and dispose of prescription medicines. The presentation will include a Q & A session and a demonstration of the proper disposal of unused medicines in your home.

Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga with Nia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.  New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
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ent_drum3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM West African Rhythm with Sogbety! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Get a glimpse of West Africa with Sogbety Diomande, native of the Ivory Coast, through drumming and dance, colorful costumes, musical instruments, rhythms and songs. This interactive performance is sure to engage and delight all audiences!

    Location: Highland Square
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

Babies will be introduced to hand rhymes,songs, movement activities, books and socialization skills.

    Location: Green
 
trans_train 10:30 AM Holiday Trains with the Mogadore Historical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, December 13, 10:30 am

We will take a short trip across the street to visit with the 
Mogadore Historical Society and hear about all of their fun train displays.
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, movement and music followed by a fun playtime. For 2-6 year olds with a favorite adult caregiver.  Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 1-5 and their grown-ups.

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your child’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover songs, books, 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! Miss Brooke is excited to share this special time with you and your child.

    Location: Highland Square
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Time To Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library! Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.
 
December 13: Petite Chefs Stimulate your child’s senses through hand-on “baking” activities.  Scoop, pour, mix, measure, stir and taste!
January 10:  The Snowy Day Delight in snowy activities inspired by Ezra Jack Keats’ magical story, “The Snowy Day.”
February 14:  Love Bugs Celebrate this day of love with your love bugs!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, September 20- October 18
Tuesdays, November 15- December 15
10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Windows 10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 10

Personalize your Windows 10 experience, learn how to navigate, check out the exciting new features, and add new Apps to your PC.  Learn how to efficiently use old desk-top feature in new Windows 10.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Odom
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

 
    Location: Green
 
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   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For December, we will discuss THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB by Will Schwalbe.

    Location: Green
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Holiday Color Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy holiday coloring sheets and snacks and beverages.  

    Location: Maple Valley
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z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T(w)een Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

T(w)een Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

DEC: 6, 13, 20

JAN: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

FEB: 7, 14, 21, 28

We will not be meeting on December 27th, but expect a special program on February 14th.

    Location: Odom
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, December 13, 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
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM Black Out Poetry Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Create a poetic piece of art from pages torn out of books! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tween STEAM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800    norton@akronlibrary.org
   

If you love tinkering and hanging out with your friends too, then this is the program for you! 

From squishy circuits to science experiments we’ll spark your curiosity and show you learning is FUN!

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book_bunch1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Holiday Mixology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Tuesday, December 13, 6 pm

Holiday Mixology
Learn how to make a cocktail that will wow your holiday guests. Joseph Fredrickson, Beverage Director at Cleveland’s Society Lounge vintage cocktail bar, will explain the basic building blocks for a great cocktail and share festive recipes for the season. He will also create a few non-alcoholic “mocktails” for the audience to sample. No alcohol will be served at this program.

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
holiday_civil_war2 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CIVIL WAR & EMANCIPATION 1861-1865 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Historian Michael Kovacevich speaks about Abraham Lincoln, his struggle to preserve the Union, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the contribution of black soldiers to the victory of the North over the South. Mike makes history come alive and even sings a few classic ballads of the war with the purpose of informing and entertaining his audience at the same time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_crown 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Antique and Vintage Jewelry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

Jewelry historian and appraiser Jason Adams will present a brief history of jewelry and appraise your items just like on Antique Roadshow.  Appraisals limited to 2 items per person and no swords or firearms, please.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   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. For more information please call the Teen Area at 330-643-9067.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meetings 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 you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is 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. For information please call the Teen Area at 330-643-9067.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stitch Clique Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

STITCH CLIQUE

Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and yarn and stitch the evening away.  Join us for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and more.

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM Make Time for Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Time to unwind. Bring the kids in for some free play time. We will have blocks, stackables, tunnels, tubes and more. Come explore and create.

 
    Location: Green
Wednesday December 14, 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   
   

An active story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver.  Help your little one learn through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and books.  Playtime to follow.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Mini Movers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, December 14, January 11, February 8, 10:30 am

Shake, jiggle, and jive in this fun musical program!

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM File Management Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

File Management

Learn to use Windows Explorer, your computer’s filing cabinet, to organize and manage your files and folders. During class, you will practice copying, moving, and deleting items as well as using your recycle bin. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Odom
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM What Happens After the Paycheck Stops? Preparing for the Unexpected and Living in Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

What Happens After the Paycheck Stops? Preparing for the Unexpected and Living in Retirement

Presented by Rob Moser of Edward Jones.

Please register in advance.

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

Join us for an afternoon of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils and snacks are provided. 

Feel free to bring your own supplies and tips to share!  No registration is necessary.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Memory Cafe: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Memory Cafe offers a relaxing and comfortable way for people living in the early stages of memory loss to build a social network and connect with like individuals in their own community. Meaningful social and educational activities promote social interaction, companionship and learning. 

The Memory Cafe is a collaboration between The Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Advance registration is requested. To register, please contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fun Club: BINGO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

BINGO

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKIES AND CONVERSATION

The second Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm we will meet to talk about what's going on in your life, school, town or the world!  We'll discuss philosophy, current events or whatever is on the groups mind.  And don't forget we have cookies!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_snowman 4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SNOWMAN

Come and make a Balloon String Art Snowman.

Program is held one Wednesday each month at 4pm.

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-5 can come and create their own mini works of art. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club: Take on creative, fun challenges and bond with your fellow builders!

Perfect for family with children grades Kindergarten and up

LEGO bricks provided by the library.

Registration is requested by phone, email or in-person.

    Location: Norton
 
holiday_xmastree 4:30 PM Teen Craft Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Craft Program - Alcohol Ink Holiday Ornament Program

For grades 6 - 12

Join artist, Christine Beatty, to learn how to use vibrant alcohol inks to make imagivative, one-of-a-kind designs on a ceramic holiday ornament!
Supplies are provided.
Please register in advance.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_chefshat 6:30 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Cookbook Club

Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes? Then join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share. Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes. Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun.

 
    Location: Green
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFE

The Socrates Cafe is a regular gathering of adults engaging in great conversation, exploring current events, thoughtful ideas, and reasoned debates. Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

For all patrons 16 & over. No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces, and songs.

For children 24 months and under, accompanied by 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
   

Thursdays, December 1 – 15, January 12 – February 16, 10:15 am

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.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.    

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, December 15, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½.
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, September 22- October 27
10:30-11:30
Thursdays, November 17- December 15
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No story hour November, 24.

 

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

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

Books come to life through stories, songs and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_snowman 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Holiday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Holiday Story Time for children ages 2-5.

Celebrate the Season with Music

Registration is requested by phone, email or in-person.

    Location: Norton
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Office 2013 Essential Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Office 2013 Essential Skills

Microsoft Office 2013 is the newest version of Microsoft Office. The new features include enhanced design tools, shared notebooks for working in groups, mobile versions and a digital notebook for managing and sharing multimedia information. This course will introduce you to the newest features before you begin our new Microsoft classes.  Completion of the Introduction Series is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Odom
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, December 15- January 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
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   3306439075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Urban Birds

Join the weekly 10-minute bird observation in the Library Park on the corner of South Main and Mill Streets, rain or shine.  Our findings go to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, which collects records of birds in cities throughout the nation.  No registration necessary.  You don't need binoculars, but you may bring them if you wish.  All ages and birding experience levels welcome.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Inside the Lines: Coloring for Adults. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books. Coloring pages for the Holidays, designed especially for the adults, as well as colored pencils and refreshments will be provided. This program sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

Register for a fifteen-minute mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and enjoyable.

Beginner - & Intermediate - Friendly

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and discuss your favorite Manga and Anime while enjoying an activity and watching some clips. Clips and shows being watched are rated TV-14 or below.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm

June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 14

 

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our certified dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays December 1, 15, January 5, 19, February 2, 16 4 pm

Saturdays December 17, January 21, February 18, 2 pm

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii 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
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z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM DIY Gift Wrap Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and make some really cool bows out of old magazines and graphic novels, or gift wrap from a variety of recycled materials.

This program is for teens, ages 11-18.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics with STEM@Sylvan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Robotics with STEM@Sylvan
Thursdays, September 29, October 27, December 15, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software.
 Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics & Coding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, December 15, January 26, February 23, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software.
 Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Hooked on Books Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800    norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Graphic novels? Fantasy? Science Fiction? History? 

This book club is open to all teens and tweens interested in sharing and discussing their favorite books.  

    Location: Norton
 
ent_filmproj 4:30 PM Classic Holiday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

School Age Program - Classic Holiday Flicks

For grades K - 5

Head to hot chocolate station, select a few cookies, and settle in for a favorite holiday movie. Invite a friend or neighbor to join you!

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book_bunch1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

    Location: North Hill
 
food_meal 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, December 15, 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. 
December 15: Appetizers
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Inside the Lines: Coloring for Adults. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books. Coloring pages for the Holidays, designed especially for the adults, as well as colored pencils and refreshments will be provided. This program sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build it Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends form Bricks 4 Kidz!  Build, play and explore with Legos of all shapes and sizes.  Follow a kit or free build on your own.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Star Trek Beyond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Kirk, Spock, Bones and the USS Enterprise crew encounter a ruthless adversary in a fight to the finish!  Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba and Anton Yelchin.  Rated PG-13.  122 min  

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_knitting 6:25 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    Every Thursday at 6:30 pm 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
 
rec_legoguy 6:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Builders can create with our weekly theme such as “Mad Scientist," “It Came from Outer Space,” and “Robots”  - or just free-style!  For ages 5-12. (Caregivers can build along with their children or just stay within the library while their children create.) All building supplies are provided by Kenmore Branch Library. Spaces are limited so entry tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the program. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
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lib_bookflipping 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
   

Join us to discuss a diverse selection of titles. New members are always welcome. Call us at 330-376-2927 for more details.

    Location: Highland Square
Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_smiley 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Silly Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Holiday Minute to Win It Games.

Join us for silly, festive games of skill and comedy.

Registration is requested via email, phone or in-person.

    Location: Norton
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays December 1, 15, January 5, 19, February 2, 16 4 pm

Saturdays December 17, January 21, February 18, 2 pm

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

We welcome library patrons to a regular monthly event – a place to meet up with fellow game players of all ages.

The room is open to players of chess, role-playing games, board games, Euro games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, and trading/collectible card games.

Bring your own games, or try a game from our collection already on hand. No registration required! Refreshments are served.

Third Saturday of each month.

This event is also open to regular card groups and other game clubs looking for a venue.

Come on out to meet fellow local players – Learn new games – Sharpen your intellect – and enjoy the social aspects of games.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Bohanon   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 17, January 21, February 18, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.   This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are welcome to come.  The doggie’s human pal will read to the child.  

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_party1 11:00 AM Holiday Extravaganza! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Join us as we travel around the world and celebrate various winter holidays

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Bohanon   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 17, January 21, February 18, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 2:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, 2-3 pm

June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our certified dog friends, Pepper, Jiri, Marley and Rocky.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_joystick.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Retro Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for games, pizza, prizes and fun!  Bring the whole family for some old school fun with all types of games for all ages.  Come beat your parents and grandparents on the games they used to play, like Twister and Rock’em Sock’em Robots and at games on the vintage Atari and Nintendo 64 systems.  We have a large selection of other games as well, including Connect Four, Boggle, Operation, Kerplunk, Don’t Break the Ice, Barrel of Monkeys and many more. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
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Sunday December 18, 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 (except December 25~~ & January 1), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do these activities on your own at the library. They will each be available for two weeks. Bring them to the desk for a small reward.

Thankful Tree

Write down something about the library you are thankful for and hang it on our tree.

    Location: Goodyear
 
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   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start. 

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

Learn how to access the Internet in the library and from your home computer.  During class, you will practice basic Internet searching using web directories and search engines.  Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

Learn how to access the Internet in the library and from your home computer. During class, you will practice basic Internet searching using web directories and search engines. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0-18 months and their grown-ups.

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your baby’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover simple songs and exercises 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 little one’s day! Bring a blanket or yoga mat and your baby’s favorite toy.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_book_cook 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM NEW Family Lunch Bunch – Bring your favorite cookies and the recipe to share! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring your favorite cookies and the recipe to share!

Perfect for Homeschoolers, Grandparents & Grandchildren!  Join fellow foodie families as we debut a new program browsing cookbooks and sampling new recipes.   Each month we will enjoy a bite from a featured book, theme or celebrity chef.  Bring a prepared dish to share (one per family) and a copy of your recipe.   Be ready to discuss your successes, substitutions, and mishaps along the way.  Paper products and silverware will be provided.  Featured cookbooks will be available at the branch in advance.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Literary Potluck Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Meets the third Monday of each month at 2 pm or 6:30 pm

Join us for some good reads, delicious food, and sparkling conversation. Please bring an appetizer, crockpot treat, or dessert to share. No registration necessary.

December 19: INFERNO by Dan BrownINFERNO by Dan Brown

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kidsreading1 3:30 PM School Age Children's Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

We invite the young school aged to enjoy building, gaming, experimenting, crafting or cooking fun.  For those in Kindergarten to grade three.  There will be a different activity each week.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM Teen Voice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come to a meeting of the minds and have your voice heard! While eating snacks and visiting with your friends you can discuss programs, materials and services that you would like to see offered by the library.  

    Location: Kenmore
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

YOUNG SCROOGE:  A VERY SCARY CHRISTMAS STORY by R. L. Stine

Title: Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story, Author: R. L. Stine

One Monday each month at 4pm, we will read a differnt chapter book and then come in and talk about it over a drink and a snack.  Snacks will be served at this program; patrons with food allergies should contact the branch.

For children in grades 3-4.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Do you like to share techniques, ideas, and suggestions? All levels of expertise and all ages welcome. 

    Location: Ellet
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holiday_xmastree 6:00 PM Kenmore Craft Club - Cork Christmas Trees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and create your own Cork Christmas Tree! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
food_coffee 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Holiday Movies and Hot Cocoa Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Holiday Movies and Hot Cocoa
Monday, December 19, 6 pm
Join us for delicious hot cocoa and cookies, while we watch some of our favorite holiday movie classics!
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM How to Spot and Stop A Scam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs and learn about what to look for and how to prevent becoming a victim of scams. Topics will include: Con artists’ verbiage, foreign lotteries, popular scams, scams using computers, protecting personal information, and credit report issues. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library. Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM Jammie Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Jammie Time

Get ready for bedtime by wearing your jammies to this family oriented story time. A different story theme will be used each month.

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Literary Potluck Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Meets the third Monday of each month at 2 pm or 6:30 pm

Join us for some good reads, delicious food, and sparkling conversation. Please bring an appetizer, crockpot treat, or dessert to share. No registration necessary.

December 19: INFERNO by Dan BrownINFERNO by Dan Brown

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, movement and music followed by a fun playtime. For 2-6 year olds with a favorite adult caregiver.  Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 1-5 and their grown-ups.

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your child’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover songs, books, 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! Miss Brooke is excited to share this special time with you and your child.

    Location: Highland Square
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start. 

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

Learn how to make better use of search engine features for more successful Internet searching. Practice saving your favorite websites and printing Internet content. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

Learn how to make better use of search engine features for more successful Internet searching. Practice saving your favorite websites and printing Internet content. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
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   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

December 20: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

 

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs' human pals will read with you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

    Location: North Hill
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z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T(w)een Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

T(w)een Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

DEC: 6, 13, 20

JAN: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

FEB: 7, 14, 21, 28

We will not be meeting on December 27th, but expect a special program on February 14th.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_new_blue 4:00 PM Teen Mini Makerspace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRINTIING

Try printing in different ways.

This program is held one Tuesday each month at 4pm.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For December, we will discuss THE NEST by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

Was the book or the movie better?  And why is it a classic anyway?  Find out as we discuss it over dessert.  Didn't like the book?  Sometimes it's even more fun to discuss that way.

For the month of December, we will discuss A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES by Dylan Thomas.

    Location: Green
Wednesday December 21, 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   
   

An active story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver.  Help your little one learn through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and books.  Playtime to follow.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday, 1 pm

December 21 BRUSHBACK by Sara Paretsky

January 18 THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben

February 15 WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
z_cust_mcadult 2:00 PM Color Your World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Set aside an afternoon for adult coloring to relax and relieve stress. Drop in to do some coloring with provided sheets and coloring materials or bring your own materials to work with. Refreshments provided.

 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

This is a great way for children to improve reading fluency and develop read-aloud confidence.

Our trusty Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

No registration required

    Location: Norton
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start. 

Email Basics, Part 1: Read, Respond, Write, and Print

Learn how to use basic features of an e-mail account by using the Yahoo! e-mail service to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues. Tips for printing messages will also be demonstrated. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Email 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

E-mail Basics, Part 1: Read, Respond, Write, and Print

Learn how to use the basic features of an e-mail account by using the Yahoo! e-mail service to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues. Tips for printing messages will also be demonstrated.  Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
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ent_note 7:00 PM An Evening with Curtis Taylor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

AN EVENING WITH CURTIS TAYLOR

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor will perform live with his jazz quartet.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces, and songs.

For children 24 months and under, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

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

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

Books come to life through stories, songs and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_magic 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Rick Smith, Jr. Magician, Illusionist, Entertainer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Magician Rick Smith Jr. brings cutting-edge breathtaking magical entertainment and illusions never seen before! A Guinness Book of World’s Records holder for card throwing, Rick Smith Jr.’s skills have been seen on television shows nationwide.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, December 15- January 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
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   3306439075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Urban Birds

Join the weekly 10-minute bird observation in the Library Park on the corner of South Main and Mill Streets, rain or shine.  Our findings go to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, which collects records of birds in cities throughout the nation.  No registration necessary.  You don't need binoculars, but you may bring them if you wish.  All ages and birding experience levels welcome.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 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_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii 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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start. 

Email Basics, Part 2: Message Management

Learn how to attach files to outgoing messages and open incoming attachments.  Organize your list of contacts using an Address Book.  Learn how to create folders for filing messages.  Experience using an e-mail account or attendance at E-mail Basics, Part 1 is required.  Yahoo! Mail will be demonstrated in class.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Email 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

E-mail Basics, Part 2: Message Management

Learn how to attach files to outgoing messages and open incoming attachments. Organize your list of contacts using an Address Book. Learn how to create folders for filing messages. Experience using an e-mail account or attendance at E-mail Basics, Part 1 is required. Yahoo! Mail will be demonstrated in class.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
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lib_book_mag 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm 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
 
rec_knitting 6:25 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    Every Thursday at 6:30 pm 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
 
rec_legoguy 6:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Builders can create with our weekly theme such as “Mad Scientist," “It Came from Outer Space,” and “Robots”  - or just free-style!  For ages 5-12. (Caregivers can build along with their children or just stay within the library while their children create.) All building supplies are provided by Kenmore Branch Library. Spaces are limited so entry tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the program. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: March of the Wooden Soldiers (Babes in Toyland) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee join Little Bo-Peep, Tom-Tom, Mother Goose and other fairytale characters in Victor Herbert’s extravaganza set in Toyland.  Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Santa Claus.  77 min.  Introduction and discussion afterward. 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday December 23, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM Holiday Break Movie and Popcorn Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a showing of the holiday movie Nightmare Before Christmas

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jr. Robotics: HeroBOTs (Grades 2-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Jr. Robotics: HeroBOTs (Grades 2-5)

Friday, Dec 23, 2-4 pm

LEGO® enthusiasts assemble! You and your partner will build and program LEGO® WeDo® robots with the powers of Marvel and DC superheroes and build your own STEAM skills in the process.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, movement and music followed by a fun playtime. For 2-6 year olds with a favorite adult caregiver.  Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
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   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM Holiday Break Movie and Popcorn Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a showing of the holiday movie Elf

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Winter Break Warm Ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Winter Break Warm-Ups
December 27- December 29, 2 pm
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: Movie and Popcorn
Wednesday: Hip Hop Dance Party with Dance Instructor Lauren Sprowls
Thursday: Video Game Day
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM School’s Out Movie – The Secret Life of Pets (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

School’s Out Movie – The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

Tuesday, December 27, 2 pm

Drop by on your day off from school and watch a movie with us! Snacks will be provided. No registration is necessary.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, December 13, 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
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misc_new_blue 6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@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
Wednesday December 28, 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   
   

An active story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver.  Help your little one learn through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and books.  Playtime to follow.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Winter Break Warm Ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Winter Break Warm-Ups
December 27- December 29, 2 pm
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: Movie and Popcorn
Wednesday: Hip Hop Dance Party with Dance Instructor Lauren Sprowls
Thursday: Video Game Day
    Location: Maple Valley
 
office_lightbulb 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month to explore a little about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!  This new event will feature experiments and other activities for all ages of learners! No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_kids 2:30 PM Yoga for School Agers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA FOR SCHOOL AGERS

Join Nirvana Yoga for some yoga fun!

Program is for children in grades K-4.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_games 3:30 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, December 28, 3:30 pm

Stop in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll have both board and card games provided. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play with your library friends! 
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Mystery Book Lovers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

DEAD KEY  by D. M. Pulley

Title: The Dead Key, Author: D. M. Pulley

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

No sign up is required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some crime solving with other mystery lovers!  New members are always welcome!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces, and songs.

For children 24 months and under, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

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

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

Books come to life through stories, songs and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

This is a unique show where you will see bubbles beyond your imagination. You will not believe your eyes when you see a person inside of a bubble! This show has plenty of comedy, action and finishes with participation so it plays for families very well. There will be great photo-ops to make the show long remembered.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, December 15- January 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
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anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   3306439075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Urban Birds

Join the weekly 10-minute bird observation in the Library Park on the corner of South Main and Mill Streets, rain or shine.  Our findings go to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, which collects records of birds in cities throughout the nation.  No registration necessary.  You don't need binoculars, but you may bring them if you wish.  All ages and birding experience levels welcome.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM Holiday Break Movie and Popcorn Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a showing of the holiday movie Home Alone

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magician Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Greg Carson will amaze!  Fun for the whole family during winter break.

No registration necessary

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Winter Break Warm Ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Winter Break Warm-Ups
December 27- December 29, 2 pm
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: Movie and Popcorn
Wednesday: Hip Hop Dance Party with Dance Instructor Lauren Sprowls
Thursday: Video Game Day
    Location: Maple Valley
 
holiday_santa_hat 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cookies & Cocoa Ugly Sweater Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800    norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Wear your ugliest winter sweater and join us for hot cocoa, snacks and a movie.

Don’t have an ugly sweater? We’ll have supplies you can use to temporarily uglify any garment.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_knitting 6:25 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    Every Thursday at 6:30 pm 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
 
rec_legoguy 6:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Builders can create with our weekly theme such as “Mad Scientist," “It Came from Outer Space,” and “Robots”  - or just free-style!  For ages 5-12. (Caregivers can build along with their children or just stay within the library while their children create.) All building supplies are provided by Kenmore Branch Library. Spaces are limited so entry tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the program. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: The Secret Life of Pets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The quiet life of a Jack Russell Terrier named Max becomes unglued when his owner takes in a stray dog named Duke.  Soon Max and Duke are having the thrill of a lifetime!  Starring the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Ellie Kemper.  Rated PG.  87 min  

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM 3D Animation (Grades 4-8) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

3D Animation (Grades 4-8)

Friday, Dec 30, 2-4 pm

Art and technology come to life with Carnegie Mellon's free 3D programming environment Alice. Learn how to code your own animated creations. Bring a flash drive to save your work.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

For ages 11 to 18

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_snow_02 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Gingerbread Decorating Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

It's the perfect way to decompress over break, doing something kid-like. All supplies provided, including hot-chocolate. 

    Location: Richfield
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nat_snowman 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gingerbread Decorating Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   
   

It’s the perfect way to decompress over break- doing something kid-like. All supplies provided- including hot-chocolate. 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 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
   

Hang out snacking and chatting about your favorite reads with your peers.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out any of these featured books or bring your favorite book from home to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

December 30 - Holiday Book  Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?  Which has your favorite holiday?  Choose a book based on your favorite holiday to read. Take the holiday matching game for a chance to win a prize.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Noon Years’ Eve Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Noon Years’ Eve Party

Saturday, December 31, 11 am

Ring in the new year with stories, crafts, a snack, and of course, a countdown to noon! All ages welcome.

For all ages

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_party1 11:30 AM Noon Year’s Eve Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Event

A celebration for those who cannot make to midnight.  We’ll have crafts, refreshments, balloon animals, “fireworks” and a balloon drop at noon!  

All ages are welcome.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_party1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Noon Year's Eve Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Noon Year’s Eve Party
Saturday, December 31, 11:30 am
Ring in the new year with Miss Erica during our fun-filled Noon Year’s Eve Party!
We will share stories, fun dance songs, snacks, and party themed crafts.
Get your party hats ready for our count down to 2017 just before noon!
Registration is requested. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_party1 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Noon Year's Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Noon's Years Eve - Join us for a fun, family event as we ring in the new year with Make and Take party treats

Registration is requested by phone, email or in-person.

    Location: Norton
 
nat_snowman 1:00 PM Holiday Break Movie and Popcorn Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a showing of the movie Frozen

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_smiley 1:30 PM No School Library Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

FREAKY CHALLENGE

Are you up to it?  Freaky Challenge!

For students in grade 5 and up.  Bring your friends and have some fun on your day off!

Please sign-up in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snow NatureConnect DIY2Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY2Go Snow Quiz Contest

Visit, explore and enjoy our NatureConnect area. Be a Nature Detective and use our binoculars and observation notebooks to sketch and record what you discover.  

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Baby rhyme time is for babies up to 24 months with a caregiver.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience. Siblings of all ages are welcome to join in with baby!

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 12:30 PM Color It So Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm or 6:30 pm

January 3, February 7 Join the craze that has grown-ups acting like kids again. Spend a relaxing time coloring with us. We'll provide coloring sheets designed specifically for adults, plus colored pencils and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings. No registration necessary.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Busy Persons Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

This book club will meet every 6 weeks, because sometimes, life gets in the way. Stop in to pick up our next book.

THE DEVIL COLONY by James Rollins

    Location: Firestone Park
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rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM Wii Game Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 3, 3:00 pm

Challenge your friends in friendly Wii competition. 
Play our games or bring some of your own (all games must be rated E).
Grades 5-12
    Location: Mogadore
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T(w)een Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

T(w)een Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

DEC: 6, 13, 20

JAN: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

FEB: 7, 14, 21, 28

We will not be meeting on December 27th, but expect a special program on February 14th.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM Marshmallow Catapults and Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn how to make catapults that will fling marshmallows across the room and play games to test your skill! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Ellet Community Center Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Located at th Ellet Community Center 2449 Wedgewood Dr.

January 3: Come discuss your reading preferences and your favorite books from 2016

    Location: Ellet
 
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
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:30 PM Color It So Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm or 6:30 pm

January 3, February 7 Join the craze that has grown-ups acting like kids again. Spend a relaxing time coloring with us. We'll provide coloring sheets designed specifically for adults, plus colored pencils and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings. No registration necessary.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 3, 6:30 pm

THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett 

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Red Steady Rocking the Stacks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Rock band Red Steady brings their unique sound to the Library. The band will be previewing new material from their new album. Members Chris Casalinuovo, Michael Casalinuovo, and Joshua Wherley will be playing a set from their debut album. 

    Location: Firestone Park
Wednesday January 4, 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   
   

An active story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver.  Help your little one learn through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and books.  Playtime to follow.

    Location: Main Library
 
med_stethoscope 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Finding reliable health information on the Internet can be challenging. Learn how to find websites, databases, and journal articles that offer scientifically-based information that has already been evaluated by medical experts. Basic Computer skills recommended. Classes will be held in the Science & Technology Division at Main Library. 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Coffee & Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Stop the world and embrace your inner child! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed for adults as well as coloring utensils and refreshments will be provided. 

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 3-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and more! 

Registration begins Monday, December 19.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Norton Branch Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 1 pm for great discussions, friendship, snacks and fun!  Stop by the Circulation Desk for your copy of our current title.

In January we will discuss Call the Midwife:  A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, January 4, 6:30 pm

BLUE CHRISTMAS by Mary Kay Andrews

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

The Novel in You

Constance Davis will go through a 6-week course on how to write the novel in you.  

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM Wellness Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga.  No mat is needed - stretches are done standing or in a chair.  Attend one class or the whole series, and please dress in comfortable clothing.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Finding reliable health information on the Internet can be challenging. Learn how to find websites, databases, and journal articles that offer scientifically-based information that has already been evaluated by medical experts. Basic Computer skills recommended. Classes will be held in the Science & Technology Division at Main Library. 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee Baby It’s Cold Outside Coffee Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop in on a cold morning and warm up with a cup of coffee.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces, and songs.

For children 24 months and under, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Preschool play space is for children up to age 6 with an adult.

Beat the January blues and come and play! Try out the obstacle course, build with blocks, and meet friends old and new.

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

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

Books come to life through stories, songs and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and songs, book sharing and new friends

For caregivers with babies and walkers under the age of two

Registration is requested by phone, email or in-person.

    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   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, December 15- January 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_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_sound 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Open Gaming @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join friends and neighbors at the Firestone Park Community Center and enjoy games of all kinds. If you are looking to play cards or board games with someone this program is for you. Please join us. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_knitting 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit & Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Do you love to knit or crochet? Want to learn?
Join us for the sharing of ideas and instruction. Basic supplies provided to get you started.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, January 5, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 
All supplies provided.
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Want to have a say in what goes on at your library? Need volunteer hours? Like to have fun? Join the Teen Advisory Group. We’ll discuss upcoming plans, brainstorm ideas, and have a little fun.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays December 1, 15, January 5, 19, February 2, 16 4 pm

Saturdays December 17, January 21, February 18, 2 pm

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii 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_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 5-14 and their families. Join our Block Party! We provide the bricks; you provide the imagination! One of the best ways to learn is through play! No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wii Gaming Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax, play some Wii games, enjoy some snacks and hot chocolate.

For teens, ages 11-18

Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_yoga 4:30 PM Teen Yoga Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Yoga Series

For grades 6 - 12

Join Certified Yoga Instructor Tracie Zamiska for this introductory series that empowers the individual, strengthens the body, flexes the imagination, and adds a spark of creativity. In addition to movement, you'll learn breathing and meditation techniques to help encourage relaxation and promote academic success.
Yoga mats provided. Dress comfortably.

    Location: Tallmadge
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rec_puzzle_piece 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Puzzled at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Tired of completing the same jigsaw puzzle over and over again?  Put your skills to the test and team up with a partner or work with a group to see who can complete a new puzzle the fastest.  Bring a challenging puzzle to trade with another team.  No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

Local genealogist and Richfield resident Rhonda Abrams will help anyone insterested in discovering their past. Free access to Ancestry.com at the library. 

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Suicide Squad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Worst Heroes ever!  A secret government agency assembles some of the most treacherous super-villains to save the world from the apocalypse.  Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis.  Rated PG-13.  123 min 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
nat_sun 7:00 PM Teen Book Discussion: Title to be Announced Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids & Teens Program

Teen Book Discussion: Title to be Announced

Let’s talk book and eat junk food.

 
    Location: Green
Saturday January 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Make and Take Saturdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop in the library on the first Saturday of the month, pickup one of our simple kid’s craft kits, make it here or take it home with you! (While supplies last)

Exploding Boomerang

Learn how to build a boomerang out of craft sticks that you can throw and build over and over again.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow crafters for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  Come for an hour or entire day.

No experience necessary - all crafts welcome!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Geeks Who Game @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

First Saturday of the Month, 10 am-4 pm

Tabletop gamers unite! Millennials, young professionals, and those who want to find games for your next get-together, let your inner geek out and join us to discover new, and revisit some favorite, tabletop games. No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.   This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are welcome to come.  The doggie’s human pal will read to the child.  

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_snow 11:00 AM Mitten! Mitten! Who's got the mitten? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mitten! Mitten! Who's got the mitten?
A Saturday Story Time Sampler
The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Grab a warm pair of mittens and snuggle up to mitten stories, songs, and crafts.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_paw 12:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Paws for Reading

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  

Children of all ages are welcome.

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Like to create fun projects? Join the fun as each month we have new art experiences to try! Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with your masterpieces? Stay to visit and read to the dogs of Tails & Tales at 2 pm.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_hummingbird 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Feed the Birds Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

We will make feeders to provide for the birds in our backyards or community. Refreshments will be offered.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
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elect_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM Kindle - How Do I Use It? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Do you own a Kindle and want to know how to get e-books from the library? Then this is the class for you.  

Prior Internet experience is preferred.

 
    Location: Green
Sunday January 8, 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   
   

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 January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do these activities on your own at the library. They will each be available for two weeks. Bring them to the desk for a small reward.

Penguin Search

Find all the penguin words in the children’s area, put them together to write a poem.

    Location: Goodyear
Monday January 9, 2017 -  Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen Today's Teen Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop at the desk and pick up today’s challenge. Answer our challenge question and get a piece of candy!

    Location: Goodyear
Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.

Registration begins Monday, December 19.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-4 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, December 19.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Anything Goes Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm

ONE LAST DANCE by Mardo Williams

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Join us the second Monday of each month at 2 pm

January 9 - LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY by Karen Abbott

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM School's Out: Teen Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Looking for something to do on your day off? Join us for a game day! A variety of board games will be available. Board games not your thing? We will also have a PS4 available with a variety of games to choose from. Does gaming make you hungry? Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24 (excluding January 16)
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
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z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM Teen Voice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come to a meeting of the minds and have your voice heard! While eating snacks and visiting with your friends you can discuss programs, materials and services that you would like to see offered by the library.  

    Location: Kenmore
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

HAPPY NEW YEAR MALLORY by Laurie Friedman

Happy New Year, Mallory!

One Monday each month at 4pm, we will read a differnt chapter book and then come in and talk about it over a drink and a snack.  Snacks will be served at this program; patrons with food allergies should contact the branch.

For children in grades 3-4.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM Messy Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEA BAG PAINTING!

The program is one Monday each month at 6pm.  Don't forget to wear some old clothes, you may get messy!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Winter Chill Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Take some time to relax with friends.  We’ll put out games, new books and eat pizza.

For grades 6-12.  Call 330-666-4888 or drop in to register

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
holiday_civil_war 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Civil War Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as Paul Goebbel, Civil War news correspondent,shares with us Congressman Lincoln. This is the first of two presentations by Mr. Goebbel this winter. 

Please register for this event beginning Tuesday, December 29.

    Location: Norton
 
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_runner.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM New Year, New You FitnessClasses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fitness movement class on January 9th, and a fitness strength class on January 30th to start your new year fitness program.  Maximum of 15 participants for each class.

 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
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. Space-to-Make is open on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6-7:45pm. No registration required – just come on in and use our space. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM NEW! A Different Kind of Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you just read a good book and want to tell others about it? Are you looking for your next book to read and would like a recommendation from others? Join us as we eat, drink and share.   No one has to read the same book.  It's basically one big book report meeting and no books are off limit. Classics, Self-help, Biographies, Cozy Mysteries, Travel, Sci-Fi, anything goes!

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Here is a wonderful opportunity to start on a healthy lifestyle for the new year.  Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, and end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM North Hill Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Evening Book Discussion 

THE BOSTON GIRL  by Anita Diamant

Books are available one month prior to the discussion at our service desk.  New members are always welcome!

 

    Location: North Hill
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Tuesday January 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Baby rhyme time is for babies up to 24 months with a caregiver.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience. Siblings of all ages are welcome to join in with baby!

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, January 10 to February 28, 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
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Time To Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library! Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.
 
December 13: Petite Chefs Stimulate your child’s senses through hand-on “baking” activities.  Scoop, pour, mix, measure, stir and taste!
January 10:  The Snowy Day Delight in snowy activities inspired by Ezra Jack Keats’ magical story, “The Snowy Day.”
February 14:  Love Bugs Celebrate this day of love with your love bugs!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
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
   

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For January, we will discuss THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II by Denise Kiernan.

    Location: Green
 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Mario Kart Wii Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades 6-12

Come take the wheel!

    Location: Firestone Park
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T(w)een Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

T(w)een Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

DEC: 6, 13, 20

JAN: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

FEB: 7, 14, 21, 28

We will not be meeting on December 27th, but expect a special program on February 14th.

    Location: Odom
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, December 13, 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
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tween STEAM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800    norton@akronlibrary.org
   

If you love tinkering and hanging out with your friends too, then this is the program for you! 

From squishy circuits to science experiments we’ll spark your curiosity and show you learning is FUN!

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book_bunch1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

    Location: North Hill
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lib_book_signing 6:00 PM Meet the Authors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Meet the Authors
Kelly C. Brown, H. Craig Erskine III, L.W. Koehler, G. Thomas

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: SIMPLY DELECTABLE STORIES.
Join local authors to read and discuss this eclectic collection of stories, ask them questions about their journey, and learn how you can create your own dinner party in a book.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Townhall Meeting: Summit County’s Opiate Epidemic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Tuesday, January 10, 6 pm

Townhall Meeting: Summit County’s Opiate Epidemic

Summit County’s opiate epidemic is a community problem requiring community solutions. Representatives from ADM (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health) services and CHC (Community Health Center) will explain how area agencies are working to combat this issue. Free Deterra pouches, which allow for quick and easy disposal of household prescription drugs, will be available, courtesy of CHC. Please call 330.836.1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   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. For more information please call the Teen Area at 330-643-9067.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stitch Clique Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

STITCH CLIQUE

Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and yarn and stitch the evening away.  Join us for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and more.

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM Make Time for Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Time to unwind. Bring the kids in for some free play time. We will have blocks, stackables, tunnels, tubes and more. Come explore and create.

 
    Location: Green
 
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
 
food_salad 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM New Year's Resolution Cooking Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

New year, new food! Did you make a resolution to eat better this year? Let Chef Sarah help! Learn new, fun, healthy recipes and tips to make your favorites a little better for you! 

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

    Location: Highland Square
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misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

An active story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver.  Help your little one learn through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and books.  Playtime to follow.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Mini Movers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, December 14, January 11, February 8, 10:30 am

Shake, jiggle, and jive in this fun musical program!

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Food For Thought Book Talks with Marvin Phillips Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Food for Thought Book Talks

Wednesdays, 1 pm

Host Marvin Phillips presents ideas from popular works of nonfiction each month. Topics range from entertainment to history and politics.

January 11 BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS IN HUMAN HISTORY pt. 1 Review led by Marvin Phillips. Excerpts read by local actors.

February 8 BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS IN HUMAN HISTORY pt. 2 Review led by Marvin Phillips. Excerpts read by local actors.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 3-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and more! 

Registration begins Monday, December 19.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24 (excluding January 16)
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKIES AND CONVERSATION

The second Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm we will meet to talk about what's going on in your life, school, town or the world!  We'll discuss philosophy, current events or whatever is on the groups mind.  And don't forget we have cookies!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-5 can come and create their own mini works of art. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club: Take on creative, fun challenges and bond with your fellow builders!

Perfect for family with children grades Kindergarten and up

LEGO bricks provided by the library.

Registration is requested by phone, email or in-person.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_chefshat 6:30 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Cookbook Club

Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes? Then join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share. Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes. Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun.

 
    Location: Green
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFE

The Socrates Cafe is a regular gathering of adults engaging in great conversation, exploring current events, thoughtful ideas, and reasoned debates. Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

For all patrons 16 & over. No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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food_coffee Baby It’s Cold Outside Coffee Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop in on a cold morning and warm up with a cup of coffee.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces, and songs.

For children 24 months and under, accompanied by 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
   

Thursdays, 10:15 am

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.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Play: Baby Yoga (Pre-Walkers) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Baby Play

(6 months to 24 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, January 12, February 16, 10:30 am

Join us once a month for a very special play time for you and your baby. Each session will have a different activity:

January: Baby Yoga – Bring a blanket or towel (Pre-walkers: 10:30 am/Walkers: 11 am)

February: Sensory Play

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Preschool play space is for children up to age 6 with an adult.

Beat the January blues and come and play! Try out the obstacle course, build with blocks, and meet friends old and new.

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

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

Books come to life through stories, songs and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and songs, book sharing and new friends

For caregivers with babies and walkers under the age of two

Registration is requested by phone, email or in-person.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Baby Play: Baby Yoga (Walkers) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Baby Play

(6 months to 24 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, January 12, February 16, 10:30 am

Join us once a month for a very special play time for you and your baby. Each session will have a different activity:

January: Baby Yoga – Bring a blanket or towel (Pre-walkers: 10:30 am/Walkers: 11 am)

February: Sensory Play

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, December 15- January 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_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 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
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY by Rachel Joyce

Title: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, Author: Rachel Joyce

Read, discuss, and explore with our Coffee and Conversation Group.  We welcome and encourage adult readers to join our ongoing book discussions.  We read an eclectic range of titles, both fiction and nonfiction, selected by the individual readers.

Second Thursday of each month at 2:00pm.

No sign up is required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some adult discussion with other book lovers!  New members are always welcome!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Inside the Lines: Coloring for Adults. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books. Coloring pages for the Holidays, designed especially for the adults, as well as colored pencils and refreshments will be provided. This program sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
z_come_together.GIF 2:00 PM Memory Café: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Magazines through the Ages

Memory Café offers a relaxing and comfortable way for people living in the early stages of memory loss to build a social network and connect with like individuals in their own community.  Meaningful social and educational activities promote social interaction, companionship, and learning.

The Memory Café is collaboration between The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.  Advanced registration is requested.  To register, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy time spent with others while taking turns playing video games. Games played are rated T or below.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
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misc_none 4:00 PM Save my Spot! Bookmark Craft (Teen) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Save my Spot! Bookmark Craft

Thursday, January 12, 4 pm 

The best thing about cold days is reading so why not design your own perfect bookmark to save your place in your favorite read?  All materials will be provided. 

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

For ages 11 to 18

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Thursday, January 12, 4 pm 

The best thing about cold days is reading so why not design your own perfect bookmark to save your place in your favorite read?  All materials will be provided. 

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

For ages 11 to 18

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii 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
 
z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Make It Mini Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tired of regular sized pizza? Make it mini! Tired of regular sized games? Make them mini! If you’re tired of the regular sized world, join us to create a world where you will feel like a giant. Create tiny food, make microcrafts, and play mini sized games.

This program is for teens, ages 11-18.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_yoga 4:30 PM Teen Yoga Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Yoga Series

For grades 6 - 12

Join Certified Yoga Instructor Tracie Zamiska for this introductory series that empowers the individual, strengthens the body, flexes the imagination, and adds a spark of creativity. In addition to movement, you'll learn breathing and meditation techniques to help encourage relaxation and promote academic success.
Yoga mats provided. Dress comfortably.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book_bunch1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Inside the Lines: Coloring for Adults. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books. Coloring pages for the Holidays, designed especially for the adults, as well as colored pencils and refreshments will be provided. This program sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_treasurechest 6:00 PM Jewelry Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, January 12, 6 pm

Discover how easy it is to design and make your own jewelry.
From an assortment of beads, you will make your own unique creation. 
No experience is necessary. All materials and tools are provided.
Please call 330.628.9228 to register.
    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Jason Bourne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover the truth about his past.  Non-stop action and excitement starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander.  Rated PG-13.  123 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM Investments for Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Investments for Retirement


Presented by Bob Ruggeri, an Independent Representative of Primerica.  

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Coffee and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday monthly, December 8, January 12, February 9, 6:30 pm

Enjoy meeting new people?  Are you new to the area?  Is English your second language?  Join other adults to engage in conversation on a variety of light topics, including current events and popular culture.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
Friday January 13, 2017 Go To Top
food_grocery 12:30 PM  -  1:25 PM NEW Cookbook Club: Prepare & Share - SOUP CLUB COOKBOOK Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

SOUP CLUB COOKBOOK: FEED YOUR FRIENDS, FEED YOUR FAMILY, FEED YOURSELF by Courtney Allison or COOK’S ILLUSTRATED ALL-TIME BEST SOUPS by the editors of America’s Test Kitchen

Join fellow adult foodies as we debut a new program browsing cookbooks and sampling new recipes.   Each month we will enjoy a bite from a featured book, theme or celebrity chef.  Bring a prepared dish to share and a copy of your recipe.   Be ready to discuss your successes, substitutions, and mishaps along the way.  Paper products and silverware will be provided.  Featured cookbooks will be available at the branch in advance.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_film-reel 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friday Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

Showing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD  with Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall.  

    Location: Richfield
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rec_chess_knight 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess/Checkers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Interested in learning chess or checkers or just want to play to improve your game?  Drop in for a friendly game once a month with a focus on learning the basics and having fun.  Some game sets will be available for use but feel free to bring your own as well.  For grades K-5.  

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday January 14, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Teen Book Break-fast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a fast break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack while we review books from YALSA Teens’ Top Teen Nominees list. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Read one, read all, your choice!

January 14: WHEN by Victoria Laurie; ZEROES BY Scott Westerfeld; ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven 

For more information about YALSA 2016 Teen’s Top Ten Nominees visit the website http://www.dogobooks.com/voting/2016-teens-top-reads

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM Tinkering Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Put your creativity to the test by using odds and ends and various mediums to construct your own distinct art piece.  For grades 5 and up. Please register in advance.

January 14 Beach Party -Wear your sunglasses and flip flops as we jam to surf songs and create a unique beach painting. 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Nirvana Yoga will guide us through relaxing poses and breathing.  Bring your family and friends and we will practice relaxation techniques that improve our lives.

Please register in advance.

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

Paws for Reading
The Second Saturday of each month, (Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11) 11 am
Share a book with a certified therapy dog.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog_scottie 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read on eof ours. Not reading yet? Our dog's human pal will read to you. Children of all ages welcome. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Art of Zendala Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Saturday, January 14, 1-3 pm

The Art of Zendala

Have you taken a basic Zentangle class? Do you want to learn more tangles? Join us as we make a Zendala, which combines the circular mandala shape and decorative Zentangle patterns. Supplies will be provided. Be sure to bring a small sketchbook or note paper to take notes. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog_scottie 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Paws for Reading
Saturdays, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday January 15, 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   
   

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 January 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver. 

Babies will be introduced to hand rhymes,songs, movement activities, books and socialization skills.

    Location: Green
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Baby rhyme time is for babies up to 24 months with a caregiver.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience. Siblings of all ages are welcome to join in with baby!

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, movement and music followed by a fun playtime. For 2-6 year olds with a favorite adult caregiver.  Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, January 10 to February 28, 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 Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 17, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up.
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    Location: Mogadore
 
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
   

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver. 

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

January 17: Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

 

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM Craft Free-For-All Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 17, 3:00 pm

Spend an afternoon making a variety of fun and easy crafts. 
All supplies provided.  Please contact the branch to register.
Grades 5-12
    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (PG)(113 MIN) 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T(w)een Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

T(w)een Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

DEC: 6, 13, 20

JAN: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

FEB: 7, 14, 21, 28

We will not be meeting on December 27th, but expect a special program on February 14th.

    Location: Odom
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misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM Tacos in a Bag and Spicy Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Create your own version of tacos in a bag and enjoy some fun games with your friends. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800    norton@akronlibrary.org
   

The Norton Branch Library needs 6th-12th graders!

Join the Teen Advisory Board.

Help the library choose materials for teens. Plan programs.  Earn volunteer hours.  Have fun!

please call 330-825-7800 to sign up.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dramarama (Grades 3-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Dramarama (Grades 3-5)

Tuesday, January 17, 4 pm

Drama, much?  Let your acting skills shine as we perform some classic books.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:30 PM School Age Craft Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

School Age Craft Program - Clean Out the Craft Closet

For grades K - 5

Dive into our leftover craft supplies and get creative.
Wear old clothes in case you get messy.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book_bunch1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For January, we will discuss ADALYN’S CLARE by Kari Dunn Buron.

    Location: Green
 
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 could be the club 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 meeting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_games 6:30 PM Evolution of Tabletop Gaming with Social Meeples Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Come learn about how tabletop gaming has evolved through the years. Charles Gillespie, owner of Social Meeples LLC, will provide an overview of the history of gaming and what it looks like today. Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM Investment Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 pm

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely market topics
and potential solutions to help you stay on track. 
Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228.
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM Books You Might Have Missed 2016 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BOOK YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 2016

Sit back with a hot beverage and a treat while we tell you about 60 titles, both fiction and nonfiction (don't worry - we give you a book list so you can mark the ones that sound interesting).  Take an intriguing look at the year past, and find some new titles you may love!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

Was the book or the movie better?  And why is it a classic anyway?  Find out as we discuss it over dessert.  Didn't like the book?  Sometimes it's even more fun to discuss that way.

For the month of January, we will discuss Western Round-up! Choose a title by Louis L’Amour or Zane Grey.

    Location: Green
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Wednesday January 18, 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   
   

An active story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver.  Help your little one learn through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and books.  Playtime to follow.

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for an afternoon of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils and snacks are provided. 

Feel free to bring your own supplies and tips to share!  No registration is necessary.

    Location: Norton
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday, 1 pm

December 21 BRUSHBACK by Sara Paretsky

January 18 THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben

February 15 WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 3-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and more! 

Registration begins Monday, December 19.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Local Author Spotlight Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Yours in a Hurry with Ann Otto. This book follows three young Ohioans who leave in the beginning of the last century for new adventures that involve them in the development of California and Hollywood, aviation, and America's global reach in the Pacific. Meet the author and hear more about this exciting time in early aviation history. 

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Past Times Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, January 18, 2 pm

SHADOW ON THE CROWN by Patricia Bracewell

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fun Club: Snap Circuits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Snap Circuits

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM Build, Explore, Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for an evening of STEAM activities. Explore with tubes and tunnels at stations around the room. Use tools to create, build a structure, make some art, and measure and compare. Please register for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
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elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start. 

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2013. Learn various editing features that allow you to effectively revise documents. Explore ways to quickly copy and move text.  Practice preparing files using Word's document templates to begin documents. Attendance at Microsoft Windows for Beginners is preferred. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

The Novel in You

Constance Davis will go through a 6-week course on how to write the novel in you.  

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM Wellness Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga.  No mat is needed - stretches are done standing or in a chair.  Attend one class or the whole series, and please dress in comfortable clothing.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM Writers' Guild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WRITERS' GUILD OF NORDONIA HILLS

Writers wanted!  New writers and old hands welcome:  fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between.  Have your work critiqued and give feedback to others in a fun and friendly environment.  Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee Baby It’s Cold Outside Coffee Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop in on a cold morning and warm up with a cup of coffee.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces, and songs.

For children 24 months and under, accompanied by 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
   

Thursdays, 10:15 am

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.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts. 

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, January 19, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½.
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Preschool play space is for children up to age 6 with an adult.

Beat the January blues and come and play! Try out the obstacle course, build with blocks, and meet friends old and new.

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

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

Books come to life through stories, songs and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and songs, book sharing and new friends

For caregivers with babies and walkers under the age of two

Registration is requested by phone, email or in-person.

    Location: Norton
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misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, December 15- January 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_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

Register for a fifteen-minute mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and enjoyable.

Beginner - & Intermediate - Friendly

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, January 19, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 
All supplies provided.
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and discuss your favorite Manga and Anime while enjoying an activity and watching some clips. Clips and shows being watched are rated TV-14 or below.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays December 1, 15, January 5, 19, February 2, 16 4 pm

Saturdays December 17, January 21, February 18, 2 pm

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii 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_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 5-14 and their families. Join our Block Party! We provide the bricks; you provide the imagination! One of the best ways to learn is through play! No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_yoga 4:30 PM Teen Yoga Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Yoga Series

For grades 6 - 12

Join Certified Yoga Instructor Tracie Zamiska for this introductory series that empowers the individual, strengthens the body, flexes the imagination, and adds a spark of creativity. In addition to movement, you'll learn breathing and meditation techniques to help encourage relaxation and promote academic success.
Yoga mats provided. Dress comfortably.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book_bunch1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

    Location: North Hill
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misc_none 6:00 PM Getting Started in Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Join one of Main Library’s Special Collections librarians 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.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start. 

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

Make your document stand out! Explore the different ways to change how text looks like. Learn how to change the style and effect of text. Discover additional formatting techniques that can be applied to document paragraphs. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build it Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends form Bricks 4 Kidz!  Build, play and explore with Legos of all shapes and sizes.  Follow a kit or free build on your own.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Top Hat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers fall in love while dancing cheek to cheek in this all-time classic!  With Edward Everett Horton.  Music by Irving Berlin.  101 min.  Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM Targeted Probiotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TARGETED PROBIOTICS

Dr. James Krystosik discusses developments in probiotics and how these can improve individual health.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 1:30 PM No School Library Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

LAME GIFT SWAP

Everyone gets gifts they don't want.  Come to the Lame Gift Swap and trade it for one you like better!

For students in grade 5 and up.  Bring your friends and have some fun on your day off!

Please sign-up in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start. 

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

Discover how to use more useful tools to edit your documents like signature lines, creating a PDF, comments, tables, formulas to perform math functions, create charts, create a book format, and protect your document. Attendance at MS Word, Part 2 is preferred. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_teens 3:00 PM DIY Tattoos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Use transfer paper to design and create your very own temporary tattoo.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_smiley 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Silly Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Crystal Gardens

Learn how to create a crystal garden in easy to follow science steps.

Registration is requested via email, phone or in-person.

    Location: Norton
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays December 1, 15, January 5, 19, February 2, 16 4 pm

Saturdays December 17, January 21, February 18, 2 pm

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

We welcome library patrons to a regular monthly event – a place to meet up with fellow game players of all ages.

The room is open to players of chess, role-playing games, board games, Euro games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, and trading/collectible card games.

Bring your own games, or try a game from our collection already on hand. No registration required! Refreshments are served.

Third Saturday of each month.

This event is also open to regular card groups and other game clubs looking for a venue.

Come on out to meet fellow local players – Learn new games – Sharpen your intellect – and enjoy the social aspects of games.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Bohanon   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 17, January 21, February 18, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted.  15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start. 

MS Word, Practical Application Project

Come practice what you learned from parts 1-3. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.   This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are welcome to come.  The doggie’s human pal will read to the child.  

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
food_fortunecookie 11:00 AM Chinese New Year! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Chinese New Year!
A Saturday Story Time Sampler
The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Dance with the dragon.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Bohanon   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 17, January 21, February 18, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Dinosaur Hunters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

   Join Miss Jessica and Miss Theresa for dinosaur trivia and activities and a snack for children in grades K-3.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
office_meeting1 2:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library Annual Meeting with Special Guest Patrick Manning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mark your calendars now for a special literary and culinary afternoon with the Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library. Librarian Patrick Manning will be presenting a talk entitled “Books You Might Have Missed 2016.” Find out about all of the fabulous programs being planned for the Library in 2017. Did we mention delicious baked goods will be served? No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_snowman 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Nature Connect Winter Story Walk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Dress warm as we head outside for some wintery fun in our Nature Connect Space! Join us for a family story walk, nature crafts and warm cocoa. Please dress for the weather. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make it Mini! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Tired of regular sized pizza? Make it mini! Tired of regular sized games? Make them mini! If you're tired of the regular sized world, join us to create a world where you feel like a giant. Create tiny food, make microcrafts, and play mini-sized games. For ages 11 to 18. Please call to register.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Madden NFL 17 Xbox Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

All ages. Please register beginning January 7th. Limit of 16 players. Please Note: This is a non-instructional, no coaching tournament.

    Location: Ellet
Sunday January 22, 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   
   

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 January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do these activities on your own at the library. They will each be available for two weeks. Bring them to the desk for a small reward.

Nature Play

Build a forest with the nature materials in the NatureConnect window and write a short story about it.

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.

Registration begins Monday, December 19.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, December 19.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_cook 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM NEW Family Lunch Bunch – SOUP AND COMFORT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

SOUP AND COMFORT: A COOKBOOK OF HOMEMADE RECIPES TO WARM THE SOUL by Pamela Ellgen or SOUP NIGHT by Maggie Stuckey

Perfect for Homeschoolers, Grandparents & Grandchildren!  Join fellow foodie families as we debut a new program browsing cookbooks and sampling new recipes.   Each month we will enjoy a bite from a featured book, theme or celebrity chef.  Bring a prepared dish to share (one per family) and a copy of your recipe.   Be ready to discuss your successes, substitutions, and mishaps along the way.  Paper products and silverware will be provided.  Featured cookbooks will be available at the branch in advance.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kidsreading1 3:30 PM School Age Children's Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

We invite the young school aged to enjoy building, gaming, experimenting, crafting or cooking fun.  For those in Kindergarten to grade three.  There will be a different activity each week.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM Teen Voice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come to a meeting of the minds and have your voice heard! While eating snacks and visiting with your friends you can discuss programs, materials and services that you would like to see offered by the library.  

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Clay Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Bring your imagination.  The library will supply the clay and sculpting tools.

For grades 1-5.  Call 330-666-4888 or drop in to register

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Kenmore Craft Club - Pinecone Bird Feeder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Feed the critters this winter by making a Pinecone Bird Feeder! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
holiday_civil_war 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Civil War Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as Paul Goebbel, Civil War news correspondent,shares with us the Lincoln Inaugural Train. Please register for this event beginning Tuesday, December 27.

    Location: Norton
 
z_cust_mcadult 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Henna Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Lisa Hart as she does a henna body art design just for you.  The art of henna (called mehndi in Hindi) has been practiced for over 5000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa and the Middle East. Maximum of 15 participants so sign up early.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
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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. Space-to-Make is open on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6-7:45pm. No registration required – just come on in and use our space. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, snacks, and drinks!
 
January 23: Ice Age: Collision Course (PG) (100 min)
 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_plane1 6:30 PM Friends of the Portage Lakes Library Present: Traveling to Iceland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The FOPL will hold their annual election of officers and a brief meeting at 5:30 pm. All are welcome to attend and asked to bring hors d’evours to share.  Mel Vye will begin his presentation on Iceland at 6:30 pm.  Mel Vye is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering Technology at the University of Akron.  A world traveler, he has visited over 90 countries on all seven continents.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_flyingbird 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BIRD FEEDER

Make a bird feeder to help our feathered friends!

Join our program for families of all ages!  One Monday each month at 6:30pm we'll get together for some great crafts!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM Jammie Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Jammie Time

Get ready for bedtime by wearing your jammies to this family oriented story time. A different story theme will be used each month.

    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Here is a wonderful opportunity to start on a healthy lifestyle for the new year.  Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, and end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver. 

Babies will be introduced to hand rhymes,songs, movement activities, books and socialization skills.

    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Baby rhyme time is for babies up to 24 months with a caregiver.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience. Siblings of all ages are welcome to join in with baby!

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, movement and music followed by a fun playtime. For 2-6 year olds with a favorite adult caregiver.  Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, January 10 to February 28, 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
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 24, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up.
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    Location: Mogadore
 
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
   

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver. 

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts.

 
    Location: Green
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Super Bowl Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Madden with your friends! REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T(w)een Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

T(w)een Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

DEC: 6, 13, 20

JAN: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

FEB: 7, 14, 21, 28

We will not be meeting on December 27th, but expect a special program on February 14th.

    Location: Odom
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, December 13, 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
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_new_blue 4:00 PM Teen Mini Makerspace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SQUISHY CIRCUITS

Come and explore with Squishy Circuits.

This program is held one Tuesday each month at 4pm.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Hooked on Books Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800    norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Graphic novels? Fantasy? Science Fiction? History? 

This book club is open to all teens and tweens interested in sharing and discussing their favorite books.  

    Location: Norton
 
office_document_tack 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

ACT Strategy Preparation Class

For grades 6 - 12

Join Kayla Scalf from College Planning Strategies for this informational session on the top strategies to increase your ACT score. We will break down the structure of the ACT test which will help students identify the correct answer faster. This is not subject specific tutoring; it is how to score better on the test. Each participant will receive take home material to review leading up to the test.


Pizza provided. Please register in advance.

    Location: Tallmadge
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lib_book_bunch1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM Adult Jewelry Making Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Karen McLain to create a lovely piece of jewelry. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register for this program as space is limited.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   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. For more information please call the Teen Area at 330-643-9067.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM Mush! The History of Dogsledding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MUSH!  THE HISTORY OF DOGSLEDDING

Join the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland for a talk on all things sled dog - the history of the Siberian husky breed, their relationship to Cleveland, and Balto, the most famous sled dog in the world.  Learn about the Iditarod, local races, mushing equipment and commands, then meet a real Siberian husky with Q & A from the musher.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
food_soup 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Soup In A Jar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 Celebrate national soup month by testing your culinary skills at the Library! We will be tasting a few prepared soups and you will craft your own “soup in a jar” to take home. Class size is strictly limited to 10 adult/teen (16 & over) participants, so please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
Wednesday January 25, 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   
   

An active story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver.  Help your little one learn through rhymes, fingerplays, songs and books.  Playtime to follow.

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 3-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and more! 

Registration begins Monday, December 19.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
z_cust_mcadult 2:00 PM Color Your World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Set aside an afternoon for adult coloring to relax and relieve stress. Drop in to do some coloring with provided sheets and coloring materials or bring your own materials to work with. Refreshments provided.

 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fun Club: Wii Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Wii Games

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_book_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
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rec_games 3:30 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, January 25, 3:30 pm

Stop in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll have both board and card games provided. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play with your library friends! 
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Bites Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades 6-12

Enjoy snacks while discussing our monthly book pick.

Books will be available for pickup 4 weeks prior to each session. 

PAX by Sara Pennypacker

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

POPCORN GAMES

Come play Popcorn Games.

Program is held one Wednesday each month at 4pm.

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
med_bag2 6:00 PM Medicare 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MEDICARE 101

Viktoria Jurkovic with the Ohio Department of Insurance's OSHIIP division will provide an overview of Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance.  Whether you are new or currently on Medicare, attendees can learn more about recent medicare plan changes and financial assistance programs, which may help pay prescription drug costs and part B premiums.

Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program representatives are trained by the state, and do not sell or promote any insurance compaines, policies, or agents.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month to explore a little about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!  This new event will feature experiments and other activities for all ages of learners! No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

The Novel in You

Constance Davis will go through a 6-week course on how to write the novel in you.  

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Mystery Book Lovers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

"READERS CHOICE"  by Ruth Rendell

Title: Dark Corners, Author: Ruth RendellTitle: The Girl Next Door, Author: Ruth RendellTitle: From Doon with Death (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #1), Author: Ruth Rendell

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

No sign up is required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some crime solving with other mystery lovers!  New members are always welcome!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee Baby It’s Cold Outside Coffee Break Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop in on a cold morning and warm up with a cup of coffee.

    Location: Kenmore
 
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
   

Thursdays, 10:15 am

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.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement activities, and crafts. 

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, January 26, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½.
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    Location: Mogadore
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Preschool play space is for children up to age 6 with an adult.

Beat the January blues and come and play! Try out the obstacle course, build with blocks, and meet friends old and new.

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

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

Books come to life through stories, songs and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   (330) 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and songs, book sharing and new friends

For caregivers with babies and walkers under the age of two

Registration is requested by phone, email or in-person.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Parachute Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PARACHUTE PLAY

We will use music and movement to play parachute games.  

Toddler parachute play is for children ages 2-5.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, December 15- January 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
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 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_paintpalette02 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Neon Art Bash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Create some beautiful art in bright neon colors. Please register in advance for this program.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_joystick.GIF 4:00 PM Wii 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_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics & Coding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, December 15, January 26, February 23, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software.
 Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_yoga 4:30 PM Teen Yoga Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Yoga Series

For grades 6 - 12

Join Certified Yoga Instructor Tracie Zamiska for this introductory series that empowers the individual, strengthens the body, flexes the imagination, and adds a spark of creativity. In addition to movement, you'll learn breathing and meditation techniques to help encourage relaxation and promote academic success.
Yoga mats provided. Dress comfortably.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book_bunch1 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

    Location: North Hill
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food_soup 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, January 26, 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. 
January 26: Soups
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 6:00 PM NEW The Mystery Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling mystery inside. Using objects, clues, puzzles and the power of observation we must make sense of what is in front of us. Put your deduction skills to the test as we may find additional clues using websites to research character profiles, locations and much more.  Part story, part game, all interactive – join us for a night of fun!  Bring an appetizer or snack to share.  Please register in advance.  

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Understanding Social Security Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888