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Monday December 1, 2014 -  Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 Email Account Mini-Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Call the branch to register for an appointment. 

Make a half-hour appointment for a one-on-one session in setting up an email account.  

    Location: Odom
Tuesday January 6, 2015 -  Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
Tuesdays, January 6 – February 24 at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity.
Register at 330-745-6126 to join the fun!
 

    Location: Kenmore
Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group 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

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

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 - Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult caregivers are invited to bring in our littlest patrons to enjoy books, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies up to 24 months.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Boogie Woogie Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Boogie Woogie Books

(3- 5 year-olds with caregiver/siblings)

Tuesdays, January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27, 10:30 am

Come shake a tail feather at this all music, all movement and highly active program.  Registration starts January 5. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, January 13- February 24, 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_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby-N-Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring your littlest learners for fun with stories, songs, and finger plays, creative art and playtime!  Ages 6-30 months recommended with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly children and their siblings are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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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

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

For ages 2’s and 3’s, with a caregiver. 

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

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

Our little ones need time to play and visit with other children. Their adults get to meet and talk with other adults, watch their children play together and even play with their own children. Everyone can make new friends as they play with blocks, toys, dolls, and puzzles. Stop in for the whole hour, or just for a few minutes.

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Windows for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Windows for Beginners

Learn basic functions of the Windows operating system that enable you to create, save, close, and open files. Practice using various Windows components, such as working with multiple windows and using menus. Attendance at Computer Mouse Skills and Introduction to Computers is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (PG-13)(101 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 6 on up

New Year, New You: All about resolutions and more

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

After school fun for kids in grades K-6
Tuesdays at 4 pm
December 16 – GINGERBREAD HOUSES
January 13 – WINTER CRAFTS
January 27 – SNOW GLOBES
February 10 – ROCKETS
Please register for these programs.
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Families with kids of all ages are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a craft with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:00 PM Test Your Taste Buds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a game of mystery taste testing.  What does it smell, feel, and taste like?  The one with the most correct answers will win a prize.

Please register for this program for adults.

 
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 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. Please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn to Decoupage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Want to learn how to decoupage?  This craft is easy and can be used to decorate a variety of surfaces and materials in your home.  Join crafter Cynthia Taylor as she guides you through the steps of decoupage.  We’ll provide jars and boxes for you to craft with and all other materials are supplied.  Come and enjoy this social craft event.  

    Location: Odom
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nat_stars 6:30 PM Bedtime Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BEDTIME STORY TIME FOR FAMILIES

Stories, rhymes and more!

This program is for children and their families.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver

No registration needed.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Baby Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 – 12 months plus a caregiver. Bring your baby for relaxing and informative baby yoga! We will incorporate yoga poses with songs & massage to bring FUN and JOY into your little one's day! Bring a blanket or a yoga mat and your baby's favorite toy. Presented by Kristin M. Schon

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

Board Games

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pokémon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along!

Talk and play everything Pokémon.

Children will be responsible for their own cards and trading will not be prohibited.

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Hot Wheels Derby Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Hot Wheels Derby

Grades K-2

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

Registration starts January 5

Wednesday, January 28, 4 pm

Calling all future race car drivers!

Bring your fastest Hot Wheels car to enter in our race!

    Location: Northwest Akron
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Move, sing and learn with music and stories for 25 minutes of fun for young children.  then time to enjoy some free play together.

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby Time for ages six - 24 months with a caregiver.

Rhymes, feltboard stories, music and play time.

Advance registration is appreciated.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, January 15- February 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 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_kidsreading 12:15 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

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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- and Intermediate-Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fleece Hand Warmers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area of the library today and make a rice-filled fleece hand warmer.  We will be sewing the fleece into a rectangle and filling it with rice.  Warm it in the microwave and have toasty hands for the next 20 minutes!

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Theatre Workshop with Debra Totti Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 – 10.

Debora Totti is an Italian actress with many years of experience in performance and research. She has taught theatre in Akron at Miller South School for the Arts and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. For four years she taught creative movement at the Discovery Montessori School. This acting workshop is perfect for students planning to audition for Miller South School for the Performing and Visual Arts Drama program.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_chefshat 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

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 cuisine, 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, or you can bring your own to discuss. Browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.


Theme:  NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL COOKBOOK

    Location: Mogadore
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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

THE MAZE RUNNER
Thomas awakens with a group of boys, imprisoned in an intricate maze.  His memory has been erased, requiring him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a chance at freedom.  Based on the best-selling book by James Dashner.  Starring Dylan O’Brien and Patricia Clarkson.  Rated PG-13.  113 min



 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_titanic_2 6:30 PM Tour Tips from Sand Run Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Steve, owner of Sand Run Travel, will give you the information you need to know before taking a cruise, casino bus trip, or even a trip to wine country.

    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by an art activity.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronibrary.org
   

Play Space                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Fridays, January 16- February 20, 12 am- 3 pm
Play Space provides parents and preschoolers a chance to interact together and with other families in a relaxed and unique educational setting.  Children work at their own pace through the stations with guidance from their parents. Each station will focus on an important early literacy skill.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Publisher 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Publisher, Part 1:  The Basics

Create business cards, greeting cards, flyers, and more! Learn the basics of creating professional looking publications with Publisher 2007, Microsoft’s desktop publishing program.  Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   3306594343   
   

Meet here to learn basic Chinese from a local instructor. Registration is suggested but not reqired. 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba with Aundrey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Dance your way to fitness doing the Latin-inspired exercise, Zumba, with instructor Aundrey Sommerville.

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Publisher 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Publisher, Part 2:  Advanced    Features

Explore Publisher’s more advanced features as you create a two-page newsletter, a tri-fold brochure, envelopes and labels using Mail Merge to distribute your publications. Attendance at Publisher, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading to Molly the dog and earn a friendly wag in return.

Bring a favorite book or pick out a library book to get in on the fun.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mosaic Bottle Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

~~MOSAIC BOTTLES ART 1
 
Saturday, January 24 at 1 pm
 
Join Leona Bowser from Don Drumm Studios to transform a used bottle into a work of art using glass mosaics.  This class is Part 1 to create and place your design.  Part 2 will be scheduled for the following week.
 
Please register at 330-745-6126 as spaces are limited.
 
 
MOSAIC BOTTLES ART 2
 
Saturday, January 31 at 1 pm
 
Join Leona Bowser from Don Drumm Studios to complete the beautiful work of art that you began the week before.  This class is Part 2 to grout and clean your artwork.  Attendance at Part 1 is required.
 

    Location: Kenmore
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misc_construction 2:00 PM Builders Club: Building Busy Town Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Come build the Richard Scarry’s Busy Town using a variety of building materials.

All ages.  No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM DIY Winter Nail Art with Lizzy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen

New designs to make your nails sparkle!

Refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Green
 
z_cust_familyplace 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Minority Behavioral Group: Dialogue on Stress Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Please join Maple Valley Branch Library and Minority Behavioral Health Group for a community dialogue on Stress.

Learn and participate as MBHG shares information & insight about physical, emotional, psychological & spiritual self care techniques. MBHG will facilitate this discussion and information on available community resources will be provided.  All community members are welcome to attend.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese New Year Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Let’s get ready for the Chinese New Year by making paper lanterns and trying some traditional Chinese food. Please call the Teen Department to register. 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday February 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Spa Time Hand Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

    Location: Green
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM Make and Take Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Your Own Valentines

Stop in the library today and pick up one of our simple kids craft kits.  You can make it here or take it home with you!  (While supplies last)

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
office_pencil 10:00 AM Writing Contest for Children and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of February you can pick up a contest form at the branch to enter into our contest.  This month we will give you the first line of the story and you can finish it.  "Outside the cabin, the wind howled through the trees while inside the old woman's fire was nearly out."  Entries must be turned in by February 28.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For birth-3 years with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by group playtime with our library friends. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Throwback Love Letter Station Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

Throwback Love Letter Station
February 2-14
Heavy paper, pens, envelopes, and a typewriter are your tools.   Compose a Love Letter the old fashion way in the Teen Area.  It felt good to receive such a work of art, give it a try for yourself.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

 Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children.  Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building.  Play time will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 1: The Basics

Learn how to create and present slideshow presentations for with PowerPoint 2007. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Email Account Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Learn how to set up an email account.  A half-hour appointment can be made Monday-Friday for one-on-one assistance in setting up an email account that will allow you to communicate quickly.  Learn how to create an email account and send an email.

Please register in advance.

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

For ages 2-3 years with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by group playtime with our library friends.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Topical Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Read a book about the selected topic for the day and come join in on a lively discussion.

February 2                 Read any book of poetry by Akron’s own Rita Dove                                       

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2013. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Windows for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Windows for Beginners

Learn basic functions of the Windows operating system that enable you to create, save, close, and open files. Practice using various Windows components, such as working with multiple windows and using menus. Attendance at Computer Mouse Skills and Introduction to Computers is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
holiday_heart2 4:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

HEART SOAPS

Dream up your own Valentine's Day Conversation Heart Soaps.

Program is for students in grade 5 and up.  Teen Cafe is held one Monday each month at 4pm.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

Learning to crochet?  Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people?  Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook.

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Spa Time Hand Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

    Location: Green
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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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

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

For babies up to 24 months.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Toddler Story Time

(2 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.  Registration starts January 5. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, January 13- February 24, 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 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly children and their siblings are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

For ages 2’s and 3’s, with a caregiver. 

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

    Location: Green
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Word 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2007.

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.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tailgate Nacho Make and Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Tailgate Nacho Make and Take.
Tuesday, February 3 at 3:30 pm
For ages 11-18
Just because the big game has come and gone, doesn’t mean the spirit can’t carry on.  Come and make a nacho snack that is sure to satisfy.  Please call 330.745.6126 to register.
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 6 on up

Wii Gaming

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Glass Heart Necklaces Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Feeling the love?  Come and make beautiful glass heart necklaces with us.

Please register for this program for adults.

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misc_questionmark_blue 6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cassandra Walker   330-628-9228   cwalker@akronlibrary.org
   

Mysterious Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30 pm

 

THE HOUSE ON TRADD STREET by Karen White

Copies of books are available for pick-up 1 month prior to the scheduled meeting date. Stop by the branch to pick up your copy.

    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen

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

    Location: Green
 
med_bag2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Create Health in Your Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

HOW TO CREATE HEALTH IN YOUR LIFE

Join Alison L. Ganz, Certified Health Coach, and learn more about the role a health coach can play in your life.  She will provide an overview of the state of health in America; the role of weight, stress, and sleep play in your health; and tips and tricks will be provided to improve your health.

This one program will be presented on three different dates.

Please register for only ONE SESSION.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_dog1 6:45 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS FOR READING

Read a book to one of our therapy dogs, Marley, Sonny, Jake and Halo, all certified through Therapy Dogs International.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours!  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: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Spa Time Hand Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   
   

~~Book Discussion for Adults
First Wednesday of the month at 1 pm.  No registration is necessary.  Join us for books, conversation and refreshments.  Stop at the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the current title.

February 4th we will discuss GREAT EXPECTATIONS by  Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Extra copies are available at the Front Desk.  This month's book is also available as a Book on CD eBook and eAudiobook.

This month's selected book is: DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay

Can't meet the day of the book discussion?  Stress not. Follow questions and comments on Twitter @RichfieldBranch #RichfieldCommutersRead, and anytime by the papery trail at the Commuters Book Discussion display table at the library. We'll catch you up.  

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

Discover how to modify columns, rows, and format cells. Practice the different ways to duplicate, move, and edit data. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Movie and Popcorn

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   3308257800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

The Norton Branch Library needs you!  Join the Teen Advisory Board.  Express your ideas, help organize upcoming teen activities, and suggest new teen programs for the branch. Also help choose library materials, and decorate the teen area of the library. TAB members can earn community service hours and meet new friends.

 

    Location: Norton
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Our selection for February is The Children Act by Ian McEwan.
  • Copies of the discussion book are available at the Culture & AV desk.
  • Ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Spa Time Hand Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

    Location: Green
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months -6 years.

Miss JoAnna will provide a variety of activities designed to invite your little ones to explore, investigate, and manipulate in order to better understand the world around them. This drop-in event may include messy elements so please dress ready to discover and play!

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Move, sing and learn with music and stories for 25 minutes of fun for young children.  then time to enjoy some free play together.

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 1-4 years. Children and their favorite caregiver are invited to join us on the first and third Thursdays of the month as we play together. We will learn while playing with our library friends and expand our minds and senses with fun crafts and activities. Caregivers will have a supportive environment to bond and discuss issues related to young children. No registration necessary.

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Tots for ages 24 - 36 months with a caregiver.

Easy Stories, music time and active learning.

Advance registration is appreciated.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, January 15- February 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 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: Main Library
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misc_kidsreading 11:00 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_none 11:00 AM Word Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Word Games

1st Thursday monthly, December 4, January 8, February 5, 11 am

Join other adults to enjoy word games, including Boggle, Scrabble and Upwords.  Bring your favorite game to share, teach and play against others.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 12:15 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

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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- and Intermediate-Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Word 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

Make your document stand out! Explore the different ways to change how text looks. 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.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_knitting 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit and Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet? Do you like to share techniques or suggestions? All levels of expertise and all ages welcome. Free supplies to get you started.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   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 Library   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Theatre Workshop with Debra Totti Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 – 10.

Debora Totti is an Italian actress with many years of experience in performance and research. She has taught theatre in Akron at Miller South School for the Arts and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. For four years she taught creative movement at the Discovery Montessori School. This acting workshop is perfect for students planning to audition for Miller South School for the Performing and Visual Arts Drama program.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Reader's Choice Book Discusion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Reader’s Choice Book Discussion
Thursday, Febuary 5 at 6:00 pm

THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS by Claire Messud

Copies of books are available for pick-up 1 month prior to the scheduled meeting date. Stop by the branch to pick up your copy.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
holiday_heart2 6:00 PM Sweet Cards and Sweet Treats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

All ages welcome. 

Valentine’s Day is coming!  Come make a sweet treat and card for that special someone. We’ll have the fixin’s for both! And there definitely will be chocolate involved!   

Please register beginning January 9

    Location: Green
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

December 4 LOCK IN by John Scalzi

January 8 THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman

February 5 WHAT IF?  SERIOUS SCIENTIFIC ANSWERS TO ABSURD HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS by Randall Munroe 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
A magician plans to expose a spiritualist as a fake but ends up falling for her real-world charms. Starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden. Directed by Woody Allen. Rated PG-13.  97 min




 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by an art activity.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday February 6, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Spa Time Hand Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronibrary.org
   

Play Space                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Fridays, January 16- February 20, 12 am- 3 pm
Play Space provides parents and preschoolers a chance to interact together and with other families in a relaxed and unique educational setting.  Children work at their own pace through the stations with guidance from their parents. Each station will focus on an important early literacy skill.
 

    Location: Richfield
Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Spa Time Hand Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330.659.4343   
   

Meet here to learn basic Chinese from a locak instructor. Registration is suggested, but not required. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM 8th Annual Family Reading Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Office   330.643.9185   cburrier@akronlibrary.org
   

Fun for the Entire Family! Kids bring your favorite grown up!

February 7, 2015 - 10-3 
Akron Main Library
 
Kids! Join the fun with our favorite music maker Jim Gill!
Bring your camera and meet Curious George, Webster, Paws and Gilby.
Also enjoy the Miller South Show Choir and Commedia Troupe as they entertain us. 
 
Enjoy all the fun activities just for you and make sure you take home your free book. (1 book per child in attendance)
 
Food available for purchase from Coffee Pot Cafe.
 
10:30 – 11:15 Jim Gill
11:30 – 12:15 Miller South Commedia Troupe
12:30 – 1:15 Miller South Show Choir
1:45 – 2:30 Jim Gill 
live performances supported by Akron Children's  Hospital and Giant Eagle
    Location: Main Library
 
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 craft enthusiasts for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  All crafters are welcome.  Lots of table space to spread out.  

Refreshments will be served.  Come for an hour or the entire day.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   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
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a program offering educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers. Our program incorporates a schedule board, consistent content and sensory opportunities for participants as well as a half-hour of play time for the entire family's enjoyment. Please call with questions, or to reserve a spot.

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Kick start your energy after the holidays and get an early start on New Year’s healthy resolutions and try Zumba.  This Latin-inspired exercise is endless fun.  Join certified instructor Aundrey Sommerville for a fun and energy-packed morning.  

    Location: Odom
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba with Aundrey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Dance your way to fitness doing the Latin-inspired exercise, Zumba, with instructor Aundrey Sommerville.

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Word 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census

United States census records are valuable resources when you are researching your genealogy. Join us to learn more about using these records in your family research and how to effectively search the census using the Library’s subscription databases. As the emphasis will be on using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 2 on the First Floor of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Preschool through grade 5 recommended.  No registration necessary.  Finished with the crafts?  Stay for a visit with the dogs of Tails-N-Tales at 2 pm.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Paws for Reading

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1 - 2 pm
Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children's area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Secret Agent Saturdays Movie: GoldenEye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Secret Agent Saturdays Movie Series
Adult movie programs

Calling all fans of 007!  Join us for popcorn and a film on select Saturdays in January and February.  All showings begin at 2 pm.

February 7 GoldenEye (PG-13 130 min)

When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-born weapon, James must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia. All whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on James.

February 14 SkyFall (PG-13 143 min

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust - Bond. 007 aided only by field agent Eve, follows a trail that leads to Silva, whose motives have yet to reveal themselves.
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM Tails-N-Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Visit with our furry friends and practice your reading skills.  These dogs just love to hear a good story!  Children not yet reading are welcome to share a favorite picture book.  All ages welcome.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_hat 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Wild Wild West: the African American Perspective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you interested in the Wild Wild West? Historian, James Ewing, has been offering programs for over 35 years. Mr.Ewing will offer an engaging and eye-opening program about the African-Americans that lived during the Wild Wild West. He will share stories of infamous men such as Cherokee Bill and Isom Dart and explain how these individuals impacted this celebrated era of time.

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday February 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

WHAT I DID FOR LOVE by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!  Pick up new selections on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Discussion questions, read-a-like lists and author information included with each book.

    Location: Firestone Park
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office_pencil 10:00 AM Writing Contest for Children and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of February you can pick up a contest form at the branch to enter into our contest.  This month we will give you the first line of the story and you can finish it.  "Outside the cabin, the wind howled through the trees while inside the old woman's fire was nearly out."  Entries must be turned in by February 28.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For birth-3 years with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by group playtime with our library friends. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

 Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children.  Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building.  Play time will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Let's Play is an open play time for parents, caregivers and children to come together and play.  

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 2: Notes, Links, & Graphics

Learn how to use PowerPoint’s advanced features to customize your presentations. Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 1 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends.  Ages 1-5 with a caregiver.  No registration necessary. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For ages 2-3 years with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by group playtime with our library friends.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_book_bunch1 12:00 PM Book Club on the Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

New titles will be available on the second Monday of the month at 12 pm

Can’t get to a book group?  We’ll have a new title out for you without deadlines or meetings.  Pick up a new read.  Each month the books will also include either a list of discussion questions, reviews, or author information. 

February 9    CALEB’S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks

    Location: Odom
 
med_stethoscope 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today.  Online searching puts information right at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can trust.  Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust.

Join us for Health Info. 101.  Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts.  Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information.  Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet!  Main Library First Floor Meeting Room

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

THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

Join us the second Monday of each month at 1 pm

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Monday Casual Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behavior

Do you like to talk about the books you enjoy reading with others?  Join us the second Monday of each month at 2 pm for reader-to-reader book discussions, informal fun, and sharing with fellow fiction lovers.

In this month's selection, Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man.

She hikes up a mountain road behind her house toward a secret tryst, but instead encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome.

As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

No registration is required.  Refreshments will be served.  Come meet with other adults who like to read and discuss lighter fiction.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
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   asawyer@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 skils and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  Children of all ages are welcome.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Melted Crayon Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

These crayon masterpieces are not for kids.  We’ll apply heat and paint canvas in rivers of color.

For teens.  Call or stop by to register

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
food_salad 6:00 PM Monday Food Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Meatless Mondays by Linda Bunyan, Volunteer Distric Leader HSUS.

Meat-free eating is getting a lot of attention these days.  Learn about the health benefits, sustainability and improvements to animal welfare of adding more meat-free meals to your weekly diet.  Enjoy a sample bite after the presentation.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Miss JoAnna will share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and more to engage children and their families. Dinner will be provided by local restaurants as supplies last. Dinner tickets will be issued beginning at 5pm. Story time will begin at 6:30pm. Please feel free to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal, blanket, or other comfort objects. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

Learning to crochet?  Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people?  Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook.

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

    Location: Tallmadge
 
holiday_heart1 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

LIL LOVE MONSTERS

Lil love monsters are invading for Valentine's Day.

This program is for families of all ages!  One Monday each month at 6:30pm, we will get together for some great crafts!

Please register in advance.

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

Family Story Time

Mondays, 6:30 pm

Get ready for bedtime by wearing your jammies to this family oriented story time. 

    Location: Green
 
med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today.  Online searching puts information right at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can trust.  Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust.

Join us for Health Info. 101.  Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts.  Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information.  Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet!  Main Library First Floor Meeting Room

    Location: Main Library
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holiday_civil_war2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Paul Goebbel presents Underground Railroad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   
   

On Monday, February 9th at 6:30 pm, Paul Goebbel returns as a Civil War era war correspondent in a historical presentation of the Underground Railroad.  Please register beginning Monday, January 26, 2015.

 

    Location: Norton
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group 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

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

For babies up to 24 months.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience.

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

Help to get your children ready to learn to read, and increase their language skills! Young children, with their favorite adults will read books, play rhythm instruments, learn rhymes, listen to flannel board stories, play with new friends, and make something to take home.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Toddler Story Time

(2 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.  Registration starts January 5. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    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, (Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10), 10:30-11:30 am

For young children (ages 2-5) with a caregiver.   Hands-on, age-appropriate play experiences and materials will be available for children and their caregivers. Children and adults can make friends, share stories, create and play together.

No registration needed.

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, January 13- February 24, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join Ms. Elaine each week for great stories, music, finger plays, art and more fun!  Ages 2-5 recommended with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly children and their siblings are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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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

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

For ages 2’s and 3’s, with a caregiver. 

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

    Location: Green
 
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 book discussion. For February, we will discuss presidential biographies.

    Location: Green
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Security Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer Security

Are you afraid to use your computer for fear of getting a worm, horse, or parasite? Learn about computer viruses and how to protect your machine. Learn best practices on avoiding infection and how to keep your computer “vaccinated” with anti-virus software. Attendance at Windows for Beginners or equivalent experience is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7 or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, 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 Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
holiday_heart2 4:00 PM Teen Craft Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

No Bake Valentine's Day Desserts

For grades 6 - 12
Join us to make yummy no bake desserts to enjoy and share with that special someone.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

After school fun for kids in grades K-6
Tuesdays at 4 pm
December 16 – GINGERBREAD HOUSES
January 13 – WINTER CRAFTS
January 27 – SNOW GLOBES
February 10 – ROCKETS
Please register for these programs.
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
holiday_heart1 5:45 PM  -  6:45 PM Valentine Chocolates with Bea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

VALENTINE CHOCOLATES WITH BEA
Tuesday, February 10 at 5:45 pm
Come and create delicious chocolate Valentine treats with Bea.  Each person will create and go home with a box of filled chocolate candies for their special person.
Please register by calling 330-745-6126 as spaces are limited.
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
office_dollarsign 6:00 PM Retirement Goal Setting: Deciding How Much to Invest for Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

No matter what stage of life you’re currently in, one thing is certain: funding retirement is far different today than it was for your parents or grandparents.  Join Financial Advisor Nichole Coyle as she provides you with tips to ensure you won’t outlive your retirement.   Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening 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- and Intermediate-Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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 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, decorate the teen area and contribute to our Teen Blog.  It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department for more information. 

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

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

Adult Program

Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes?  Then join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share.  Get some new ideas and meet some new friends.  Cookbook Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  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
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_quill 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you’ve read these books years ago or have just starting to read today, you will enjoy reading the classics. Come and contribute your thoughts to an energetic discussion. Learn interesting facts about the author and their literature. Call the branch to register today. Everyone is welcome.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    Location: Maple Valley
 
holiday_heart2 2:00 PM History of the Victorian Valentine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by the Summit County Historical Society. 

The handmade Victorian Valentine, a romantic token of love, reached its Golden Age during the reign of Queen Victoria. Discover the “hidden secrets” of verse, learn about Penny Dreadfuls and view a vintage collection of Valentines.

    Location: Green
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kindles: Downloading e-books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Kindles

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.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Valentine's Day Craft

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 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
   

FAMILY TIES by Gary Paulsen

Family Ties

For children in 3rd-4th grade.  One Monday each month we will read a different chapter book and then come in and talk about it with others over a beverage and snack.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_games 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
   

BOARD GAMES

Relax and play some board games with friends!

After School Club is one Wednesday of each month at 4 pm.

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Hearty Valentine Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Hearty Valentine Celebration

Grades K-2

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

Registration starts January 5

Wednesday, February 11, 4 pm

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with our heart crafts and refreshments!

    Location: Northwest Akron
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rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Balloon Car Challenge!

This is a LEGO club for children at the Kindergarten to 3rd Grade level which meets the second Wednesday of the month during the school year.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Norton
 
holiday_heart1 4:30 PM School Age Craft Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Valentine's Day is For Everyone

For grades K - 5
Make Valentine's for everyone in your family and have some super Valentine fun.

    Location: Tallmadge
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months -6 years.

Miss JoAnna will provide a variety of activities designed to invite your little ones to explore, investigate, and manipulate in order to better understand the world around them. This drop-in event may include messy elements so please dress ready to discover and play!

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Move, sing and learn with music and stories for 25 minutes of fun for young children.  then time to enjoy some free play together.

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

    Location: Mogadore
 
holiday_heart2 10:30 AM Preschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Preschool Valentine Crafting

For ages 2 - 4 with an adult helper.
Making Valentines with preschoolers can get messy! Craft together at the library.

    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   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Tots for ages 24 - 36 months with a caregiver.

Easy Stories, music time and active learning.

Advance registration is appreciated.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, January 15- February 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic Windows Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Basic Windows Skills

Learn basic functions of the Windows operating system that enable you to become familiar with personalizing your computer, set up a user account, pinning to the task bar, and more. Practice using various Windows components, such as working with multiple windows and using menus.  Also you will learn about computer viruses and how to protect your machine. Learn best practices on avoiding infection and how to keep your computer “vaccinated” with anti- virus software. Attendance at Basic Computer Skills is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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misc_kidsreading 11:00 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_kidsreading 12:15 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

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
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 POSTMISTRESS by Sarah Blake

The Postmistress

Read, discuss, and explore with our Coffee & 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 pm.

No registration required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some adult discussion with other book lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM History of the Victorian Valentine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

The handmade Victorian Valentine, a romantic token of love, reached its Golden Age during the reign of Queen Victoria. Discover the “hidden secrets” of verse, learn about Penny Dredfuls and view a vintage collection of Valentines. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K – 6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along!

Love Legos? Visit the Mogadore Branch Library to build and create with friends! 

Building Advice: Please leave your Lego blocks at home; it can be really hard to keep track of which ones are yours.  We will supply the Legos!

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tailgate Nacho Make and Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Just because the big game has come and gone, doesn't mean the spirit can't carry on.  Come and make a nacho snack that is sure to satisfy.

For ages 11 - 18.

Please register for this progam.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Theatre Workshop with Debra Totti Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 – 10.

Debora Totti is an Italian actress with many years of experience in performance and research. She has taught theatre in Akron at Miller South School for the Arts and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. For four years she taught creative movement at the Discovery Montessori School. This acting workshop is perfect for students planning to audition for Miller South School for the Performing and Visual Arts Drama program.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookpurple 6:00 PM A is for Akron Booktalk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Join authors Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson as they discuss their delightful new book about Akron, A IS FOR AKRON: AN A TO Z LIST OF AKRON’S PLACES AND THINGS THAT MAKE US SMILE.

Join us for this nostalgic survey of Akron’s proud past and a look at our future.

This presentation will be followed by a book signing.

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM Family Program: Build it Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends from Bricks 4 Kidz!  Build, play and explore with Legos.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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
   

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
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elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2013. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Two strangers meet by chance in a railway station and soon fall in love. Based on the play by Noel Coward.  Motion picture masterpiece starring Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson and Stanley Holloway.  86 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.





 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_lincoln 6:30 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Join historical presenter Paul Goebbel as he chronicles all the attempts made on Abraham Lincoln's life up to and including John Wilkes Booth.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
food_coffee 6:30 PM Chocolate Spoon Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

These homemade chocolate-covered spoons can be used to make a cup of hot chocolate; they can be used while eating a bowl ice cream, or they can be enjoyed by just licking the spoon. 

All supplies will be provided; please register in advance for this program.

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

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday monthly, December 11, January 8, February 12, 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.  Snacks and beverages will be served.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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 CAFÉ

Are you a parent looking for more opportunities to talk with other adults?  A senior seeking ways to keep your mind active and engaged?   A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills?  A person wanting to meet some of your neighbors in an informal, yet thoughtful setting?

If so, join us at the Socrates Café.

An ongoing, regular discussion for patrons 16 and over - A place to discuss life with other adults – We explore questions we all ask ourselves in a open and friendly manner.

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the 2nd Thursday of each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome, age 16 and over.

Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by an art activity.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday February 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronibrary.org
   

Play Space                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Fridays, January 16- February 20, 12 am- 3 pm
Play Space provides parents and preschoolers a chance to interact together and with other families in a relaxed and unique educational setting.  Children work at their own pace through the stations with guidance from their parents. Each station will focus on an important early literacy skill.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Play helps young childern learn skills needed for reading and writing.  At play time adults and children can make friends, share stories, create and play together.  For young children and their favorite adults.

Preschool Play Time is once a month on Fridays.

    Location: Goodyear
 
z_cust_mphplfriends 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hugs and Kisses Bouquet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

This is a sweetheart of a craft.  Make a simple bouquet for Valentine’s day using favorite  candy treats and a little imagination. 

    Location: Odom
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Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330.659.4343   
   

Meet here to learn basic Chinese from a locak instructor. Registration is suggested, but not required. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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 particpants. Sensory Story Time includes a schedule board, a consistent program plan at each location and sensory opportunities. A call to reserve a spot is appreciated but not required: 330-784-2019

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_rose.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Saturday Craft Club – Hershey Kiss Flowers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Deciding between giving flowers or chocolate this Valentine’s Day?  Why not give both!  Learn how to make 3 different types of flowers using Hershey Kisses to combine into a delicious bouquet.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Vacuum Cleaners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Vacuum Cleaners 1.0

Is your vacuum cleaner losing suction, making unusual noises? Did the belt break? Add years to its life by using the tips & tricks you’ll learn in this mini-session. Also learn to create a “For Sale” flier using MS Publisher and how to create a Craigslist account to sell your vacuum.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
anim_paw 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Lacey.

Children of all ages are welcome.

No registration is requested.  

    Location: Mogadore
 
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   
   

The Second Saturday of each month, (Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14)

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM NatureConnect Make It-Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Visit the NatureConnect section of the Children's Resource Area for our monthly, Make It-Take It craft or activity.

    Location: Norton
 
nat_rose.GIF 2:00 PM Hershey Kiss Flowers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-9050   
   

It’s Valentine’s Day!    Learn how to make 3 different types of flowers using Hershey Kisses and combine them into a delicious bouquet.   Ready to give to that special someone later today or just enjoy it yourself!  For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Secret Agent Saturdays Movie: SkyFall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Secret Agent Saturdays Movie Series
Adult movie programs

Calling all fans of 007!  Join us for popcorn and a film on select Saturdays in January and February.  All showings begin at 2 pm.

February 14 SkyFall (PG-13 143 min

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust - Bond. 007 aided only by field agent Eve, follows a trail that leads to Silva, whose motives have yet to reveal themselves.
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
holiday_heart2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Valentine's Day Tea Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, crafts, tea and cookies. 

Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
holiday_heart2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Valentine’s Day Wreath Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibary.org
   

Valentine’s Day Wreath Program

Make a beaded Valentine’s Wreath for or with a special loved one.  No experience necessary.

Registration is required  by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_party1 3:00 PM Pinkalicious/Purplicious Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PINKALICIOUS/PURPLICIOUS

PinkaliciousPurplicious

We will have fun reading the books, stringing our own bracelets, decorating crowns or tiaras, and icing cupcakes!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tailgate Nacho Make and Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Just because the big game has come and gone, doesn’t mean the spirit can’t carry on.  Come by the Teen Department for a nacho snack that is sure to satisfy.  Please call the Teen Department to register.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday February 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 10:00 AM Writing Contest for Children and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of February you can pick up a contest form at the branch to enter into our contest.  This month we will give you the first line of the story and you can finish it.  "Outside the cabin, the wind howled through the trees while inside the old woman's fire was nearly out."  Entries must be turned in by February 28.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For birth-3 years with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by group playtime with our library friends. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

 Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children.  Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building.  Play time will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Let's Play is an open play time for parents, caregivers and children to come together and play.  

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday December 22 & 29, 10:30- 11:30 am
Calling all boys and girls ages 4-11, join us for an hour of yoga fun, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For ages 2-3 years with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by group playtime with our library friends.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Clay Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Bring your imagination.  The library will provide clay and sculpting tools. 

For grades 3-5. Call or stop by to register. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Miss JoAnna will share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and more to engage children and their families. Dinner will be provided by local restaurants as supplies last. Dinner tickets will be given out beginning at 5pm. Please feel free to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal, blanket, or other comfort objects. Story time will begin at 6:30pm.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

Learning to crochet?  Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people?  Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook.

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Google Drive 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive

Are you tired of paying high prices for software? Would you like to know more about cloud storage? This class will teach you how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a  free, web-based suite of productivity applications that offer real-time collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Google Drive is similar to Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.This class will also explain cloud storage and how  you can access your saved files from any computer.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Google Drive I

For this class you must have a Google account in order to begin using Google Drive.  There will be a discussion about the different features of Google Drive and cloud storage.  We will create a document in Google Docs, which is very similar to Microsoft Word, so that you may learn the different formatting commands.  Having some knowledge of MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Inventors and entrepreneurs, sign up for a free one on one 20-minute session with a registered patent attorney. Get answers to Intellectual Property-related questions such as “Do I need to sign a licensing agreement to produce my invention?” or “Should I apply for trademark protection or a design patent?” or “How much of my invention will a utility patent protect?”


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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_twodancers 6:30 PM Movers and Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years.

Join Miss Kim for some moving and shaking fun with our library friends.

(There will be no program March 2)

    Location: Mogadore
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:15 AM Practice ACT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group 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

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

For babies up to 24 months.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience.

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

Help to get your children ready to learn to read, and increase their language skills! Young children, with their favorite adults will read books, play rhythm instruments, learn rhymes, listen to flannel board stories, play with new friends, and make something to take home.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Toddler Story Time

(2 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.  Registration starts January 5. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, January 13- February 24, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Resume Workshop

Bring a chronology of your work and/or educational history to these workshops, and use resume-writing software that offers hundreds of pre-written job duty descriptions to clearly define your skills and qualifications.  Practice with built-in videos to sharpen your job interviewing and salary negotiating skills.  Save your work as an electronic document and leave our workshop with a high impact, ready-to-print product.  Attendees must bring a flash drive on which to save their work. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Open Lab/Resume Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Lab

Come with your questions! Come to practice what you’ve learned in class! Open lab time is an opportunity to work on computers in the lab with an instructor present to answer any questions you may have.

 

Resume Workshop

Bring a chronology of your work and/or educational history to these workshops, and use resume writing software that offers hundreds of pre-written job duty descriptions to clearly define your skills and qualifications. Practice with built-in videos to sharpen your job interviewing and salary negotiating skills. Save your work as an electronic document and leave our workshop with a high impact, ready-to-print product. Attendees must bring a flash drive on which to save their work.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join Ms. Elaine each week for great stories, music, finger plays, art and more fun!  Ages 2-5 recommended with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly children and their siblings are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

For ages 2’s and 3’s, with a caregiver. 

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

    Location: Green
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Book Speed Dating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Find your literary match and enjoy snacks and beverages.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen Program: Tailgate Nacho Make and Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Tailgate Nacho Make and Take

For ages 11 to 18

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

Tuesday, February 17, 3:30 pm

Just because the big game has come and gone, doesn’t mean the spirit can’t carry on.  Come and make a nacho snack that is sure to satisfy.   

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 6 on up

Chocolate Day: taste, test, talk chocolate

   

    Location: Mogadore
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misc_none 3:45 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_teens 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Spot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Spot
Tuesdays, December 30, January 20, and February 17 at 4 pm
Hang out drink hot chocolate, play games or create a craft.
For ages 11-18
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
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 February, we will discuss DOLLFACE: A NOVEL OF THE ROARING TWENTIES by Renee Rosen.

    Location: Green
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 6:00 PM Underground Railroad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

Historical presenter Paul Goebbel will be here to share the exciting story when brave individuals risked their personal finances and faced possible jail to help and enslaved race.  We trace slavery from its beginnings in the Western Hemisphere to the Civil War.  Was the Underground Railroad treason, or a highter moral calling?

Please register for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
 
z_cust_mcadult 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Natural Hair Care Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Thinking about going to a natural style, transitioning, or have been natural for years?  Beautician Alrae Green will be here to present information on how to style and maintain your natural hair and best products to use.

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Google Drive 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive

Are you tired of paying high prices for software? Would you like to know more about cloud storage? This class will teach you how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a  free, web-based suite of productivity applications that offer real-time collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Google Drive is similar to Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.This class will also explain cloud storage and how  you can access your saved files from any computer.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Google Drive II

This course builds on content learned in Google I.  In this class we will explore Google Spreadsheets and Google Slides.  Both of these applications are very similar to Excel and PowerPoint.  Having some knowledge of MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM Bedtime Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BEDTIME STORY TIME FOR FAMILIES

Stories, rhymes and more!

This program is for children and their families.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM Investment Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

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 to register.

    Location: Mogadore
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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.

Please contact the Science and Technology Division to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
trans_mayflower 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Jesse Elliot/Oliver Hazard Perry Controversy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibary.org
   

The Jesse Elliot/Oliver Hazard Perry Controversy

Presented by Sharon Myers President of the William Wetmore Chapter Daughters of 1812, learn about these two leaders of the War of 1812.  Jesse Elliott was captain of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie.  Eighty percent of the men on Oliver Hazard Perry’s ship, the Lawrence, died or were wounded.  The Niagara stayed ½ mile back during the Battle.  Captain Jesse Elliott – Coward or Hero?  You decide.

Registration is requested, by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
 
anim_dog1 6:45 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS FOR READING

Read a book to one of our therapy dogs, Marley, Sonny, Jake and Halo, all certified through Therapy Dogs International.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours!  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: Nordonia Hills
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lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion For Teens and Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

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.

February 17 Choose Your Favorite Classic Romance

    Location: Green
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM Book Discussion, Movies, and Munchies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring a potluck and watch a film related to the book discussion.

Book discussions are on the third Wednesday of each month.

 

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday monthly, 1 pm

December 17 THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II by Denise Kiernan

January 21 DELICIOUS by Ruth Reichl

February 18 TERMINAL CITY by Linda Fairstein

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Wii Video Games

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
holiday_heart1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Un-Valentine's Day Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   3308257800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Un-Valentine’s Day Party

Jaded about relationships? Bitter about love?  Join us for our celebration of everything anti-valentine.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Wii Wednesdays

For all ages

Wednesdays, December 10, January 7, February 18, 4 pm

Shake off the chill by dancing away the afternoon with Wii games.  

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months -6 years.

Miss JoAnna will provide a variety of activities designed to invite your little ones to explore, investigate, and manipulate in order to better understand the world around them. This drop-in event may include messy elements so please dress ready to discover and play!

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Move, sing and learn with music and stories for 25 minutes of fun for young children.  then time to enjoy some free play together.

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 10:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 1-4 years. Children and their favorite caregiver are invited to join us on the first and third Thursdays of the month as we play together. We will learn while playing with our library friends and expand our minds and senses with fun crafts and activities. Caregivers will have a supportive environment to bond and discuss issues related to young children. No registration necessary.

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Tots for ages 24 - 36 months with a caregiver.

Easy Stories, music time and active learning.

Advance registration is appreciated.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, January 15- February 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM File Maintenance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

File Maintenance

Learn to create folders & organize & manage your files & folders. You will practice copying, moving, & deleting items, & exploring your recycle bin. You’ll perform maintenance tasks such as defragging your hard drive & installing Windows & other updates.  Attendance at Basic Windows Skills is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Tablets

Do you own a Tablet such as iPad, ASUS Transformer, Nook Color or Tablet, etc., 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: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tablets: Downloading e-books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Tablets

Do you own a Tablet such as, iPad, ASUS Transformer, Nook Color or Tablet, etc. and want to know how to get e-books from the library? Then, this is the class for you. Prior Internet experience is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
rec_knitting 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Yarn Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   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 Library   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Theatre Workshop with Debra Totti Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 – 10.

Debora Totti is an Italian actress with many years of experience in performance and research. She has taught theatre in Akron at Miller South School for the Arts and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. For four years she taught creative movement at the Discovery Montessori School. This acting workshop is perfect for students planning to audition for Miller South School for the Performing and Visual Arts Drama program.

    Location: Highland Square
 
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 6:00 PM Family Fun Nights: Chinese New Year Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Each month we have a special evening dedicated to fun programs the whole family can enjoy together.  No registration necessary. 

Celebrate with us as we share stories and crafts 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:00 PM Zinio Digital Magazines Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

IMITATION OF LIFE
The unforgettable story of an interracial friendship between two women and their troubled daughters. Starring Lana Turner, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, John Gavin, Juanita Moore and Mahalia Jackson. 125 min






 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Northwest Akron Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Northwest Akron Needle Crafters

3rd Thursday monthly, December 18, January 15, February 19, 6:30 pm

 

Join us for crafting and good conversation. Please bring your own supplies.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by an art activity.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronibrary.org
   

Play Space                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Fridays, January 16- February 20, 12 am- 3 pm
Play Space provides parents and preschoolers a chance to interact together and with other families in a relaxed and unique educational setting.  Children work at their own pace through the stations with guidance from their parents. Each station will focus on an important early literacy skill.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Wii Gaming

Grades 6-12

Spend the afternoon in our cozy library trying to beat your friends at your favorite Wii games.  Play one of ours, or bring some of your own!  Please contact the branch to register.

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday February 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330.659.4343   
   

Meet here to learn basic Chinese from a locak instructor. Registration is suggested, but not required. 

    Location: Richfield
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sewing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Sewing Club 3rd Saturday of the month 10 am -12 pm
New this winter join our school age sewing club.
February 21- Sew a cute stuffed felt bird
 

    Location: Richfield
 
nat_rose.GIF 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM A Garden Affair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for A Garden Affair

It's time to shake off the cold and look forward to spring. Get started with a day of programs to get you ready for your new garden season. Join Master Gardeners of Summit County, orchid expert Dave Miller, and native and wildlfower expert Thomas Sampliner to make your garden beautiful. 

All programs and parking are free. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or visit the library's Coffee Pot Cafe which will be open and food will be available for purchase. 

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to reserve your spot.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7048-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
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
 
lib_book_quill 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and 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 Office website. Basic computer skills and familiarity with the internet is preferred.

This class will meet in the Patent Alcove in the Science & Technology Division.

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 20, January 17, February 21, 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 Twarogowski 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   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
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Kick start your energy after the holidays and get an early start on New Year’s healthy resolutions and try Zumba.  This Latin-inspired exercise is endless fun.  Join certified instructor Aundrey Sommerville for a fun and energy-packed morning.  

    Location: Odom
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba with Aundrey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Dance your way to fitness doing the Latin-inspired exercise, Zumba, with instructor Aundrey Sommerville.

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Travel Tools on the Internet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Travel Tools on the Internet

Are you ready to fly somewhere warm and away from the snow? Are you overwhelmed with all of the information on the Internet? This class will help you sift through all those travel websites and highlight a few of the ones that we have found to be the best. From booking a flight to hotel reviews, we will go exploring and show you how to book that dream vacation!

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Stories to an African Beat: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler - every 1st and 3rd Saturday

Stories to an African Beat: Listen to stories from Africa, and enjoy some African drumming at the same time.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 20, January 17, February 21, 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 Twarogowski at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_stage1 1:00 PM Coventry High School Drama Club presents: Fractured Fairytales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Come see Coventry High School's Drama Club as they present an exclusive collection of fractured fairy tales made for the whole family, featuring rapping wolves, sarcastic princesses, and stinky cheese men.   All ages welcome.  No registration necessary.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
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ent_microphone2 1:00 PM Frozen Sing-a-long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, February 21, 1 pm

Join us as we sing along to all of your favorite Frozen songs!

    Location: Mogadore
 
z_cust_mcadult 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Natural Hair Care Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Thinking about going to a natural style, transitioning, or have been natural for years?  Beautician Alrae Green will be here to present information on how to style and maintain your natural hair and best products to use.

    Location: Odom
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Paws for Reading

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1 - 2 pm
Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children's area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Come play, build, and learn together at a block party --- library style! Legos, Lincoln logs, foam blocks, wooden blocks, recyclables and so much more will be available. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_usflag 2:00 PM Black Sailors and Soldiers in the War of 1812 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Sharon Myers, President of the William Wetmore Chapter Daughters of 1812, in Summit County.  Ms. Myers will discuss the role of African-Americans during the War of 1812.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Engaging Art Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Grades K-12. School age studentsare welcome to stop by from 2-4 pm to create works of art celebrating mulitcultural literature in the library. Free books for all participants. Families welcome.

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Twelve Year Ancestry Search and the Journey Continues Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    For twelve years Mr. Hafford has been researching his family genealogy for twelve years. Now, he ready to share information about research databases and helpful techniques that will help you conduct your search. If you are new to genealogy or have been doing it for years, you will enjoy this program. John’s goal is for you to start telling your story, hearing the voices of your ancestors and putting together the pieces of your family history.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_balloons 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Fun Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Art Studio

Today we will empty out the craft closet for you to create a masterpiece.  With some music to set the mood, you can make a painting, a collage, a sculpture or anything you like.

    Location: Goodyear
Sunday February 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 10:00 AM Writing Contest for Children and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of February you can pick up a contest form at the branch to enter into our contest.  This month we will give you the first line of the story and you can finish it.  "Outside the cabin, the wind howled through the trees while inside the old woman's fire was nearly out."  Entries must be turned in by February 28.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For birth-3 years with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by group playtime with our library friends. 

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

 Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children.  Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building.  Play time will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

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

For ages 2-3 years with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by group playtime with our library friends.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Android Devices (Must Bring Device) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Intro to Android Devices

Do you own an Android tablet and want to know where to begin? This class will take you through setting up your iPad to downloading Apps. Must know your gmail account.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
rec_sailboat.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Upon completion and passing the course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Miss JoAnna will share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and more to engage children and their families. Dinner will be provided by local restaurants as supplies last. Dinner tickets will be given out beginning at 5pm. Please feel free to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal, blanket, or other comfort objects. Story time will begin at 6:30pm.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

Learning to crochet?  Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people?  Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook.

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 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: Kenmore
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM 5th & 6th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CORALINE by Neil Gaiman

Coraline

For children in 5th-6th grade.  One Monday each month we will read a different chapter book and then come in and talk about it with others over a beverage and snack.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_twodancers 6:30 PM Movers and Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years.

Join Miss Kim for some moving and shaking fun with our library friends.

(There will be no program March 2)

    Location: Mogadore
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lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group 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

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

For babies up to 24 months.

Enjoy bounces, rhymes, songs and stories followed by a first play group experience.

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

Help to get your children ready to learn to read, and increase their language skills! Young children, with their favorite adults will read books, play rhythm instruments, learn rhymes, listen to flannel board stories, play with new friends, and make something to take home.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Toddler Story Time

(2 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.  Registration starts January 5. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, January 13- February 24, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join Ms. Elaine each week for great stories, music, finger plays, art and more fun!  Ages 2-5 recommended with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly children and their siblings are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

For ages 2’s and 3’s, with a caregiver. 

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

    Location: Green
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 6 on up

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

    Location: Mogadore
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misc_none 3:45 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_bingo 6:00 PM Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Come out and join us as we have a bit of fun.  Take a chance with our bingo cards and win a prize.

Please register for this program for adults.

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 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: 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 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, decorate the teen area and contribute to our Teen Blog.  It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department for more information. 

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

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Food for Thought Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Food for Thought Book Discussion

Wednesdays, 1 pm

January 14 Join Marvin Phillips for a book talk on CLEOPATRA: A LIFE by Stacy Schiff.  Local actors will play scenes from Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. 

February 25 Led by Marvin Phillips, we will discuss the book AGAINST FOOTBALL by Steve Almond.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Windows 8 [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 8

Personalize your Windows 8 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 8.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

BINGO

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pokémon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along!

Talk and play everything Pokémon.

Children will be responsible for their own cards and trading will not be prohibited.

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months -6 years.

Miss JoAnna will provide a variety of activities designed to invite your little ones to explore, investigate, and manipulate in order to better understand the world around them. This drop-in event may include messy elements so please dress ready to discover and play!

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Move, sing and learn with music and stories for 25 minutes of fun for young children.  then time to enjoy some free play together.

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Tots for ages 24 - 36 months with a caregiver.

Easy Stories, music time and active learning.

Advance registration is appreciated.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, January 15- February 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 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: Main Library
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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- and Intermediate-Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K – 6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along!

Love Legos? Visit the Mogadore Branch Library to build and create with friends! 

Building Advice: Please leave your Lego blocks at home; it can be really hard to keep track of which ones are yours.  We will supply the Legos!

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM After School Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 4-12. Please register in advance. 

It's National Bird Feeding month but the birds in the library are feeling ANGRY. Join us for Angry Bird themed crafts, games and snacks as we try to beat the winter blahs and those piggies!

    Location: Ellet
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nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Duct Tape Flowers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area of the library today and learn how to layer pieces of duct tape to make a flower.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Theatre Workshop with Debra Totti Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 – 10.

Debora Totti is an Italian actress with many years of experience in performance and research. She has taught theatre in Akron at Miller South School for the Arts and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. For four years she taught creative movement at the Discovery Montessori School. This acting workshop is perfect for students planning to audition for Miller South School for the Performing and Visual Arts Drama program.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_chefshat 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

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 cuisine, 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, or you can bring your own to discuss. Browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.


Theme: SOUPS, STEWS AND CHILIS by Southern Living

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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
   

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
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Tablets: Downloading e-books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Tablets

Do you own a Tablet such as, iPad, ASUS Transformer, Nook Color or Tablet, etc. and want to know how to get e-books from the library? Then, this is the class for you. Prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

A PATCH OF BLUE
Touching story set in the 1960s about a blind, abused 18-year-old white woman who is befriended by a black man.  Oscar-winning drama starring Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Hartman. 105 min







 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz

DEATH CLOUD by Andrew Lane

Read one, read both, your choice!  Both feature the incredible character of Sherlock Holmes.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie 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 a craft. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by an art activity.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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@akronlibary.org
   

Book Discussion Group

Join us every month as we discuss a diverse selection of fiction and non-fiction.  New members are always welcome.  Call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Mystery Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRUNCH TIME by Diane Mott Davidson

Crunch Time

Discuss and explore the 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.

No registration required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some crime solving with other mystery lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ACT/SAT with The College Review Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

ACT/SAT Practice with the College Review

Get ready for the upcoming ACT/SAT tests.   Take a free practice ACT or SAT test  (no PSAT) made possible by The College Review. The College Review will then grade the test and report the score back to you.  Please register for this program and specify which test you would like to take.  Bring pencils and a calculator. Space is limited.

No school for Revere.

    Location: Richfield
 
eth_africa 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM African Textiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about and discuss colorful African textiles.  We will be making a small craft using prefabricated African textile material.  Be prepared to do some beginning hand sewing or weaving.

    Location: Odom
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330.659.4343   
   

Meet here to learn basic Chinese from a locak instructor. Registration is suggested, but not required. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Ballet Excel of Ohio presents Snow White Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Hear the story, meet the cast and learn a few dance moves. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_sound 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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.  Sensory Story Time includes a schedule board, a consistent program plan at each location and sensory opportunities.  A call to reserve a spot is appreciated but not required.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Cozi App/Shopping Tool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Cozi App/Shopping Tool

Cozi is an App available for both iPhone and Android devices.   Learn how to use this App to effortlessly manage your family calendar, shopping lists, to do lists, and family journal while you're on the go.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Internet Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet Genealogy

There are an overwhelming number of websites for genealogy research. This class will provide tips to locating online resources for family history research and allow participants some class time to explore suggested websites. The focus will be on finding free online genealogy resources. This class will not cover searching Ancestry.com (or Ancestry Library Edition), as there is a separate class for this resource. As the emphasis will be on using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 2 on the First Floor of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_mcteen 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wii Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   3308257800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Wii Gaming

Get your game on with your friends and popular Wii games on the big screen.  Snacks provided.

    Location: Norton
 
ent_drum3 2:00 PM Sogbety Diomande: African Drums and Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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!

All ages.  No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
school_chemistry1 2:30 PM Science Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SCIENCE SATURDAY

Do you like to see how things work?  Are you a hands-on type of kid?  This program is for you!

Children school age and up bring the entire family to this program.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Sunday March 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris

No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!  Pick up new selections each month.  Discussion questions, read-a-like lists and author information included with each book.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM Make and Take Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Pipe Cleaner Ninjas

Stop in the library today and pick up one or our simple kids craft kits.  You can make it here or take it home with you. (While supplies last)

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: KT Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children.  Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building.  Play time will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
elect_computer1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Email Account Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Learn how to set up an email account.  A half-hour appointment can be made Monday-Friday for one-on-one assistance in setting up an email account that will allow you to communicate quickly.  Learn how to create an email account and send an email.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
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
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM String Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Get artsy with string!  Come make something extraordinary out of something that is ordinary.

For ages 11 - 18

Please register for this program

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_sailboat.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Upon completion and passing the course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Spot and Stop a Scam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about the latest scams in the area and how to protect yourself.  A speaker from the Summit County Consumer Affairs office will be here to educate and inform us about deceptive practices. Meeting Room 2 A&B @ Main Library

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

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 10:15 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 Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

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

Help to get your children ready to learn to read, and increase their language skills! Young children, with their favorite adults will read books, play rhythm instruments, learn rhymes, listen to flannel board stories, play with new friends, and make something to take home.

    Location: North Hill
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lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join Ms. Elaine each week for great stories, music, finger plays, art and more fun!  Ages 2-5 recommended with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

For ages 2’s and 3’s, with a caregiver. 

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

    Location: Green
 
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
 
food_teapot.GIF 6:00 PM Tea and Sandwiches Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Ready to relax?  Join us as we sit back with a nice cup of hot tea and make cute shamrock-shaped cucumber sandwiches to munch on.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cassandra Walker   330-628-9228   cwalker@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm

THE BURGLAR IN THE LIBRARY by Lawrence Block

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Extra copies are available at the Front Desk.  This month's book is also available as a Book on CD, eBook, and eAudiobook

This month's selected book is: INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

Can't meet the day of the book discussion?  Stress not. Follow questions and comments on Twitter @RichfieldBranch #RichfieldCommutersRead, and anytime by the papery trail at the Commuters Book Discussion display table at the library. We'll catch you up.  

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Movie and Popcorn

    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 Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
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
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

TAB Meeting

The Norton Branch Library Needs YOU!

Attend and participate in monthly meetings.

Help plan programs and events for teens.

Offer your opinions about the Teen section, the collection and the Library.

Work with others in a team setting.

Have fun!

 

    Location: Norton
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green 10:00 AM NatureConnect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Seed Challenge

On your own at the library, stop by our NatureConnect window in the children's area for this month's activity.  Complete the activity and take it to the desk for a small prize.

This month match the seeds with their plants.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Move, sing and learn with music and stories for 25 minutes of fun for young children.  Then time to enjoy some free play together.

Jitterbugs Story Times is every Thursday at 10:15 am from March 5 through May 21.  All ages story time.

 

    Location: Goodyear
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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   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Thursdays, March 5 - April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinic 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_knitting 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit and Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Knit and Crochet Club

Do you love to knit or crochet? Join us as we create projects to be donated to charity, or work on one of your own.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 pm 

STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cafe Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy tasting some different coffees, coffee flavorings, and tea.    

    Location: Odom
 
lib_book_sale 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Mogadore Library Preview Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Mogadore Branch Library Book Sale

Friday, March 6, 4–6 pm Preview Sale for Friends members only.

Not a Friends member? You can sign-up the day of the sale.

    Location: Mogadore
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330.659.4343   
   

Meet here to learn basic Chinese with a local instructor. Registration is suggested but not required. 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Mogadore Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Sale

Find some new to you books, movies, music and much much more!

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

Sensory Story Time

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, as well as a half-hour of play time for the whole family’s enjoyment.  Please call the library with questions or to reserve a spot.

    Location: Green
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

With nearly 10,000 databases, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches. When possible, time for practice searching is also provided. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 2 on the First Floor of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Paws for Reading

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1 - 2 pm
Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children's area and improve your reading skills by reading a book to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
nat_sun 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NORTON TEEN TIME Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

VIDEO GAME DAY

Do you love video games?  So do we! 

Show off your skills and you hang out with your friends while you battle on the big screen. 

Snacks provided and no registration is necessary.  

 

 

    Location: Norton
Sunday March 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: KT Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children.  Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building.  Play time will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

In a hurry?  No time to read a full-length book?  Join us in reading and discussing a short story each month.  You can pick up a copy of the short story of the month or it can be emailed to you at least two weeks before the discussion date. 

March 9                    AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE by Ambrose Bierce

April 6                       THE ICE PALACE by F. Scott Fitzgerald

May 11                     CELEBRATION IN CHARLESTON by William Howard Russell

Please register in advance.

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

Join us the second Monday of each month.

"The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chavalier

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
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
 
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   asawyer@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_sailboat.GIF 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Upon completion and passing the course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Mondays, 6:30 pm

March 9 - THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarity

April 13 - THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood

May 11 - THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_twodancers 6:30 PM Movers and Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years.

Join Miss Kim for some moving and shaking fun with our library friends.

(There will be no program March 2)

    Location: Mogadore
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

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 10:15 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 Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

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

Help to get your children ready to learn to read, and increase their language skills! Young children, with their favorite adults will read books, play rhythm instruments, learn rhymes, listen to flannel board stories, play with new friends, and make something to take home.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
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

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

For ages 2’s and 3’s, with a caregiver. 

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

    Location: Green
 
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
 
med_stethoscope 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today.  Online searching puts information right at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can trust.  Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust.

Join us for Health Info. 101.  Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts.  Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information.  Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet!  Main Library First Floor Meeting Room

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_bunch1 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   
   

Firestone Park Community Center

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

THE LOCK ARTIST by Steve Hamilton

    Location: Firestone Park
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rec_knitting 3:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, March 10 at 3:30 pm 

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7 or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, 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 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 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. Please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

There has never been a time when health information was more readily available than today.  Online searching puts information right at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, just typing a topic into a search engine isn't going to get you results you can trust.  Let the librarians from the Science & Technology Division help you locate medical sources you can trust.

Join us for Health Info. 101.  Learn how to tell which websites offer scientifically based information that has been evaluated by medical experts.  Find out how to narrow your medical search so you aren't overwhelmed with misleading information.  Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet!  Main Library First Floor Meeting Room

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening 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
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Whether you’ve read these books years ago or have just starting to read today, you will enjoy reading the classics. Come and contribute your thoughts to an energetic discussion. Learn interesting facts about the author and their literature. Call the branch to register today. Everyone is welcome.

The Native Son by Richard Wright

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM Author Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Agatha Rae, Author Visit

Wednesday, March 11, 2 :00 pm

Join fantasy and romance author Agatha Rae for a book signing and to discuss her latest novel. 

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

Grades K-5

St. Patrick's Day

    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 Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
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
 
holiday_birthdaycake 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM School Age Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

For grades K - 5
Hear a favorite Dr. Seuss story. Then, make a truffula tree and sing "Happy Birthday" to The Cat in the Hat and eat some cupcakes you decorate in his honor.

    Location: Tallmadge
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional Services • GED Practice Test • Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop) • Distance Learning available 24 hours per day • One on one tutoring Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Move, sing and learn with music and stories for 25 minutes of fun for young children.  Then time to enjoy some free play together.

Jitterbugs Story Times is every Thursday at 10:15 am from March 5 through May 21.  All ages story time.

 

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

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