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Friday December 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

December THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER by Phaedra Patrick

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club To Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: odom branch   330-434-8726   
   

Drop by and grab one of our Book Club to Go books!  Let us know what you think!  

 

This month we will be reading Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta.

    Location: Odom
Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Teen DIY2Go: Christmas Tree Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teens

December 11-16

Pick up a craft packet to create your own custom ornament on the go.

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences.

    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
 
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.

    Location: Richfield
 
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   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

Dec 2: Gingerbread Man – Run into the library as fast as you can for this gingerbread story time! Help us try to catch the pesky gingerbread man, decorate the library’s holiday cardboard house and more!

Dec 16: Holidays Around the World – Join us for fun stories and crafts from around the world

Jan 6: Penguin Party! Did you know that there are penguins that live in warm places?  Learn fun facts about penguins through penguin stories, rhymes and songs, and make your own edible penguin craft!

Jan 20: Ballet Excel presents The Magic Flute. Don’t miss this interactive program which includes dance, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with the dancers. Bring your camera if you’d like to take pictures.

Feb 3: Instead of Story Time, join us for the Family Reading Festival, 10-3, featuring Jim Gill and Outback Ray!

Feb 17: Winter Fun. Snowy stories, activities and a craft to warm up with.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Gingerbread Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Gingerbread Fun

Saturday, December 16, 11 am

Join us for a morning of sweet and tasty gingerbread fun. Come and decorate gingerbread cookies. Fun for the whole family.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Life Without Parole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

The U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences youth to Life Without Parole. This sentence not only affects the incarcerated individual and victim, but the whole community. The choice to allow youth to receive the harshest available sentence is not shared among all states. Thirty states allow the sentence; Ohio is one of them. This program presents a film that challenges inequalities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to Life Without Parole as youth. Reentry material and handouts provided. Room 2AB. 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences.

    Location: Northwest Akron
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misc_none 12:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, December 16, January 13, February 10, 12 pm

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 1:00 PM Macrame Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Cynthia Taylor to make a beautiful macramé bracelet for yourself or to give to someone special as a gift for the holidays. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Anime Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12. Anime, crafts, and snacks

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, December 7, 21, January 4, 18, February 1, 15, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY Holiday Craft: Holiday Wreath Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun, simple and beautiful craft the you will make yourself. The library provides all the materials. Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO Saturdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Saturdays

Saturdays 2-3 pm

December 16- Create a LEGO inspired Christmas tree ornament with our PERLER Beading kit.

January 20- Play creative games using LEGO brick pieces.

LEGO bricks and other supplies to be provided

 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, December 16, January 13, February 10, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday December 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday (except Dec 24), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

Popcorn and Salt

Check out the NatureConnect table for a salty science experiment.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play A While Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

    Location: Norton
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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: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For babies and their grown-ups. You are your child’s first teacher. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Dress for possible messy play experiences.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Watercolor Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Watercolor Classes

Monday, December 18, 1 pm

Monday, January 29, 6 pm

Monday, February 19, 1 pm

Explore techniques and compositions in a small, relaxing class. No drawing experience or artistic skill required. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Windows 10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 10

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_trophy 6:00 PM Family Game Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

There's something for everyone at Family Game Night! We have board games, card games and toys for the tots! Feel free to bring in any of your family's favorites. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
holiday_santa_hat 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Holiday Movies and Hot Cocoa Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Holiday Movies and Hot Cocoa
Monday, December 18, 6 pm
Join us for delicious hot cocoa and cookies, while we watch some of our favorite holiday movie classics!
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM Pokemon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 7 and up! Come join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection.

This is a student led program. 

    Location: Green
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Art Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Art Explorers

(Ages 12 months to 4 years with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, December 19, January 16, February 13, 10:30 am

Get messy and experiment with a variety of materials in this artsy storytime!

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   33-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, September 19- October 24, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesdays, November 14- December 19, 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_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM File Management Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

File Management

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book01 11:00 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool kids age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
holiday_santa_hat 1:00 PM Holiday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood Program
Holiday Story Time

For 2 - 5 year olds with a caregiver
Jingle all the way to the library for some festive tales, songs and a simple craft that will set the mood for the holidays.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

Dec 19-Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

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    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Typing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Typing

Are you a hunt and peck typist or would you just like to improve your typing speed? This class will teach you the basics of typing through a series of very basic exercises.  Proper keying position and technique will be stressed.  Participants must bring in a set of headphone (to follow auditory instructions from the computer) or buy an inexpensive set at the Circulation desk in the library.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_sun 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Lounge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, December 19, 2:30-4 pm

Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks,
try new activities, and play video games, in a place that just for teens.

Grades 6-12

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Youth Video Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Cheer on your friends and enjoy time spent with others while taking turns playing video games with other students.  Games played are rated T or below.  

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM Paint Fantastic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We will be working on the completion of the new Teen sign for our Teen area and there will be other creative painting ideas to explore!

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

Tween Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics

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

From robotics to science experiments, we'll spark your curiosity and show you learning is FUN!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Adventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gerri Bowen   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Create a holiday gift 

Kids in grades K-5 can make a holiday gift perfect to give someone special for the holidays. Sign up is requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen/Tween Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Third Tuesday of each month, 4:30-6 pm

Join our new advisory board just for teens and tweens, ages 9-18. At our first session, teens and tweens will meet together, then we’ll split into groups and brainstorm ideas. Come make your voice heard! Refreshments will be served.

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

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

For the month of December, we will discuss your favorite Christmas classic.

    Location: Green
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Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

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

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, December 20, January 17, February 21, 10:30 am

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Playgroup

Wednesdays, December 6 and December 20, 11 am

We provide an open space with toys and art activities for children 6 and under with their caregivers. Come join the fun and meet new friends.

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday, 1 pm

December 20 MISTLETOE MURDER AND OTHER STORIES by P.D. James

January 17 THE BLACK WIDOW by Daniel Silva

February 21 FIND HER by Lisa Gardner



Location: Northwest Akron

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

December 20        No Fun Club

January 10            Puzzlemania

January 17            Snap Circuits

January 24            Bingo

January 31            Legos

February 7             Apptastic Afternoon

February 14          Zentangle

February 21          Board Games

February 28          Snap Circuits

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
holiday_xmastree 4:00 PM Christmas Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for fantastic make-it-and-take-it surprises and holiday snacks.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Wednesday is Family Night at the library!  These programs are intended for families.  All ages are welcom, however a caregiver must be present with those below age 8. 

Bricks4kidz:  Legos and duplo blocks for all ages set up in stations around the room to invite exploration and building.  Something for all ages.

    Location: Odom
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grammy-Winner Curtis Taylor Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

Discover Jazz with Curtis Taylor

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor will discuss jazz music, the trumpet, and perform live as part of a jazz duo.

Questions and audience participation is encouraged. 

Registration suggested. Seating is first-come, first-seated.

Refreshments served.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Stories and Play

Thursdays, December 7-21, January 18 – February 22, 10:15 am

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

    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, 10:30 am

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, September 21- October 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Thursdays, November 16- December 21, 10:30-11:30 am

Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No Story hour on Thursday November 23.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, December 7, 21, January 4, 18, February 1, 15, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 2 pm

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

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

For school age kids and teens. Hang out with your friends and test your gaming skills!

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Jumanji Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Two kids have the adventure of a lifetime when they play a magical board game. Starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt. Rated PG. 104 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Winter Center Piece Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibray.org
   

Family Winter Center Piece Making

Thursday, December 21, 6:30 pm

Come and create a family center piece for your winter table. All supplies will be provided and the Richfield Garden Club will be on hand to provide their expertise in creating your masterpiece. One center piece per family, supplies are limited please sign up for this family program.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 6:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Meetings are usually the fourth Thursday of every month, at 6:45pm. New members are always welcome.

December 21                         THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

January 25                             THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Liane Moriarty

February 22                           CROWN OF DUST by Mary Volmer

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

    Location: Highland Square
Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
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   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

Dec 2: Gingerbread Man – Run into the library as fast as you can for this gingerbread story time! Help us try to catch the pesky gingerbread man, decorate the library’s holiday cardboard house and more!

Dec 16: Holidays Around the World – Join us for fun stories and crafts from around the world

Jan 6: Penguin Party! Did you know that there are penguins that live in warm places?  Learn fun facts about penguins through penguin stories, rhymes and songs, and make your own edible penguin craft!

Jan 20: Ballet Excel presents The Magic Flute. Don’t miss this interactive program which includes dance, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with the dancers. Bring your camera if you’d like to take pictures.

Feb 3: Instead of Story Time, join us for the Family Reading Festival, 10-3, featuring Jim Gill and Outback Ray!

Feb 17: Winter Fun. Snowy stories, activities and a craft to warm up with.

    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Holiday Short Film Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Enjoy The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Frosty the Snowman in the CL program room, with popcorn.

    Location: Main Library
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Tuesday December 26, 2017 -  Saturday January 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Snowflake Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the hunt anytime that the Ellet Library is open during Winter Break. Find the snowflakes and complete the puzzle for a small prize. All completed puzzles will also be entered into a grand prize drawing for an Amazon gift card.

    Location: Ellet
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book01 11:00 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool kids age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Winter Break Family Film Matinees at 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec 26: Cars 3, G rating; 1 hr 42 min.
Wednesday, Dec 27: Princess and the Frog, G rating, 1 hr, 37 min.
Thursday, Dec 28: Aristocats, G rated; 1 hr 18 min.
Friday, Dec 29: Despicable Me 3, PG rating; 1 hr 30 min

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

Tuesday, December 26, 3:30-5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday December 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Winter Break Family Film Matinees at 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec 26: Cars 3, G rating; 1 hr 42 min.
Wednesday, Dec 27: Princess and the Frog, G rating, 1 hr, 37 min.
Thursday, Dec 28: Aristocats, G rated; 1 hr 18 min.
Friday, Dec 29: Despicable Me 3, PG rating; 1 hr 30 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Movie, Munchies and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Beat the winter break blues!  Come out of the cold and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some munchies as we watch ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG).  Learn how Santa delivers all those presents in one night!   No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_games 3:30 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, December 27 3:30 pm

Come in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll provide both board and card games, and sometimes we’ll have Life-Size games to try out. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play!

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Make Your Own Fidget Spinner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Make your own Fidget Spinner

Thursday, December 28, 1 pm

Come an enjoy an afternoon of making your own fidget spinners. Supplies are limited so first come first served. This program is geared toward children in grades 1-5.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Winter Break Family Film Matinees at 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec 26: Cars 3, G rating; 1 hr 42 min.
Wednesday, Dec 27: Princess and the Frog, G rating, 1 hr, 37 min.
Thursday, Dec 28: Aristocats, G rated; 1 hr 18 min.
Friday, Dec 29: Despicable Me 3, PG rating; 1 hr 30 min

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

For school age kids and teens. Hang out with your friends and test your gaming skills!

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Winter Break Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood / School Age Program
Winter Break Movie Night: FROZEN

Watch FROZEN and enjoy some popcorn with your library friends.

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Despicable Me 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Gru meets his long-lost twin brother who wants to join forces for one last criminal heist. Wonderful animated fun with the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker. Rated PG. 90 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM T.G.I.F. Tweens Great Informal Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

December 29 My Weird School Series:  Celebrate your favorite characters from the MY WEIRD SCHOOL SERIES by Dan Gutman.   Enjoy snacks, games and other activities. Check out the book display in our Children’s area to learn more about the kooky characters from this series.

Grades 3 - 6

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_sun 12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM New Year's Eve Extravaganza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

 Make crafts, get a snack and sparkling cider, and get ready to ring in 2018! Ask for supplies at the front desk.   

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM STEM with Sylvan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Sylvan of Fairlawn is excited to announce that this December, students in grades 1-4 will be able to sign up for a Sylvan STEM Class at Fairlawn-Bath Library over break!  STEM@Sylvan offers students an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics, math, engineering, and science through a hands-on exploration from design to implementation and testing. Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Winter Break Family Film Matinees at 1:30 pm in the Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec 26: Cars 3, G rating; 1 hr 42 min.
Wednesday, Dec 27: Princess and the Frog, G rating, 1 hr, 37 min.
Thursday, Dec 28: Aristocats, G rated; 1 hr 18 min.
Friday, Dec 29: Despicable Me 3, PG rating; 1 hr 30 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
food_cupcake.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Life-Size Candy Land Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Life-Size Candy Land

December 29, Friday, 2-4 pm

Walk and Play a larger than life size version of Candy Land the popular board game.

Candy Land will be set up in the Children’s Area!

Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_party1 11:00 AM Countdown to Noon Year's Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

It's a celebration that you won't sleep through! Crafts, balloons, songs, and dancing will make this a Noon Year's Eve to remember.

    Location: Kenmore
 
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   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

Dec 2: Gingerbread Man – Run into the library as fast as you can for this gingerbread story time! Help us try to catch the pesky gingerbread man, decorate the library’s holiday cardboard house and more!

Dec 16: Holidays Around the World – Join us for fun stories and crafts from around the world

Jan 6: Penguin Party! Did you know that there are penguins that live in warm places?  Learn fun facts about penguins through penguin stories, rhymes and songs, and make your own edible penguin craft!

Jan 20: Ballet Excel presents The Magic Flute. Don’t miss this interactive program which includes dance, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with the dancers. Bring your camera if you’d like to take pictures.

Feb 3: Instead of Story Time, join us for the Family Reading Festival, 10-3, featuring Jim Gill and Outback Ray!

Feb 17: Winter Fun. Snowy stories, activities and a craft to warm up with.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Open play with Lego’s, Duplo’s and other building materials.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_snowman 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Do you want to Build a Snowman? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Saturday, December 30, 2 pm
Stop in to experience a snowy, fun filled afternoon with Ms. Erica!
We will be making snowmen outside, so be sure to dress warmly and prepare to get messy. 
    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday (except Dec 24), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 Check-Out and Win @ the Goodyear Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Visit the Goodyear Branch Library between December 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018, and earn tickets for checking out items from our shelves. We will have one drawing each month. The contest is open to all ages.

How the contest works:

  1. Checkout any 5 materials and receive 1 ticket.
  2. Checkout 6-10 items and receive 2 tickets.
  3. Checkout 11-15 items and receive 3 tickets.
  4. Checkout 16+ items and receive 5 tickets.
  5. Place your ticket with name and phone number in the drawing box for a chance to win that month’s prize.
    Location: Goodyear
Monday January 1, 2018 -  Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

January A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman

 

 

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
anim_penguin 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Adopt a Book Buddy Month at Maple Valley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Adopt a Book Buddy Month at Maple Valley
January 1-31
For ages 12 and under.
During the month of January, check out three or more children’s books to adopt a Book Buddy.
Children can select an adorable stuffed friend to take home as a library keepsake and reading pal to cozy up with their newly selected books.
Prize can only be claimed once. 
    Location: Maple Valley
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
nat_sun Teen Lucky 13 Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by the front desk and pick up this month’s title. No Pressure – No Discussion. Just read, enjoy, and tell us how you liked it. Titles are available the last week of prior month.

January's Title - A BRILLIANT DEATH by Robin Yocum

    Location: Richfield
Tuesday January 2, 2018 -  Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Club To Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: odom branch   330-434-8726   
   

Drop by and grab one of our Book Club to Go books!  Let us know what you think!  

 

This month we will be reading The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal.

    Location: Odom
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book01 11:00 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool kids age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

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

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

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

First Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
food_coffee 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Winter Break Warm Ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Winter Break Warm Ups
January 2- January 4, 2 pm
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: Movie and Popcorn
Wednesday: Legos
Thursday: Video Game Day
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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: Tallmadge
 
misc_party1 4:00 PM Play-Doh Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Design anything Play-Doh and vote for the most creative creation. Winner receives a prize! Play-Doh will be provided.

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

Kids and Teens

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

 
    Location: Green
Wednesday January 3, 2018 Go To Top
nat_sun Teen Lucky 13 Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

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

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:30 PM Open Gaming @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Gaming @ Firestone Park Community Center

Wednesday afternoons, January 3, February 7, 12:30 pm

Join friends and neighbors at the Firestone Park Community Center and enjoy games of all kinds. If you are looking to play cards or board games with someone, this program is for you. No registration required. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Coffee and Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 18

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

Join us as we discuss STILL LIFE (MYST) by Louise Penny. Light refreshments provided.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join our group for a lively discussion of these titles. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk a moth prior to the discussion.

January's Title - THE NEST by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

    Location: Richfield
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food_coffee 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Winter Break Warm Ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Winter Break Warm Ups
January 2- January 4, 2 pm
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: Movie and Popcorn
Wednesday: Legos
Thursday: Video Game Day
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Windows 10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 10

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

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

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

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

Children age 0-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Game Night Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

If you’re looking for something to do on a Wednesday night, come to the library. Bring a friend or two or three and play board games that we know and love. All games are provided by the library. You are welcome to bring your own too! Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Wednesday is Family Night at the library!  These programs are intended for families.  All ages are welcom, however a caregiver must be present with those below age 8. 

Bricks4kidz:  Legos and duplo blocks for all ages set up in stations around the room to invite exploration and building.  Something for all ages.

    Location: Odom
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, January 3, 6:30 pm

THE CHRISTMAS MYSTERY by James Patterson

    Location: Mogadore
Thursday January 4, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
 
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, 10:30 am

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Thursdays, January 4 to February 22, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Toddler Smarts

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Engage your child in first experiences at your local library.

January 4-Toddler STEM

January 11-Toddler Art

January 18-Toddler Stories

January 25 –Toddler Yoga

For children age 24-36 months 

 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays in January, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 1:00 PM Keep Calm and Color On Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Keep Calm and Color On

Thursday afternoons, December 7, January 4, February 1, 1 pm

Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. This program is great for any skill level.  Share in the fun! No registration required.    

    Location: Firestone Park
 
food_coffee 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Winter Break Warm Ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Winter Break Warm Ups
January 2- January 4, 2 pm
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: Movie and Popcorn
Wednesday: Legos
Thursday: Video Game Day
    Location: Maple Valley
 
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: Tallmadge
 
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   
   

Porgram for Adults
Knit and Crochet Club

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, January 4, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation.  All supplies provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, December 7, 21, January 4, 18, February 1, 15, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 2 pm

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

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

For school age kids and teens. Hang out with your friends and test your gaming skills!

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

Tired of completing the same jigsaw puzzle over and over again?  Ready for a challenge?  Join us once a month as we work together to complete new puzzles with friends.  No registration necessary.

 

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

Typing

Are you a hunt and peck typist or would you just like to improve your typing speed? This class will teach you the basics of typing through a series of very basic exercises.  Proper keying position and technique will be stressed.  Participants must bring in a set of headphone (to follow auditory instructions from the computer) or buy an inexpensive set at the Circulation desk in the library.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
Friday January 5, 2018 Go To Top
nat_sun Teen Lucky 13 Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
Saturday January 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Take it and Make it Saturdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Stop in the library on the first Saturday of the month, pick up one of our simple kid’s activity kits, make it here or take it home with you for a fun family activity! (While supplies last)

Paper Bag Stem Challenge

Challenge yourself to build the tallest tower or the strongest structure.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_sun Teen Lucky 13 Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
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misc_none 1:00 AM  -  3:00 AM First Saturday Afternoon Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

First Saturday Afternoon Flicks

Saturdays, 1-3 pm

Join us for an afternoon movie at the library. We’ll provide popcorn and juice while you kick back and enjoy the flick.

January 7- DECENDANTS 2

 

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

First Saturday of the Month, 10 am-4 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.

    Location: Richfield
 
med_bag2 10:30 AM  -  1:45 PM Exploring CAM: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

It's more common than ever to see Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) included within mainstream healthcare services. Please join us for an informative overview of the uses of alternative remedies followed by practical advice from alternative practitioners from a variety of disciplines. Lead by Tara Scott, MD, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Summa Health, she will be joined by a Functional Dietician, a Pharmacist, a Chiropractor and a Music Therapist. 

Let our speakers help you discern the value of these therapies and what is best suited for particular conditions. This program will be held in Meeting Room 2AB. Please contact the Science & Technology Division to reserve your spot at 330-643-9075 or stdiv@akronlibrary.org.

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:30am-1:45pm

 

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Ballet Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

North East Ohio’s renown children’s ballet company will make a special appearance at the library before their upcoming performance of the Magic Flute.  Hear the story, meet the cast and learn a few ballet moves.  This is a perfect introduction to ballet for young children and their families.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

Dec 2: Gingerbread Man – Run into the library as fast as you can for this gingerbread story time! Help us try to catch the pesky gingerbread man, decorate the library’s holiday cardboard house and more!

Dec 16: Holidays Around the World – Join us for fun stories and crafts from around the world

Jan 6: Penguin Party! Did you know that there are penguins that live in warm places?  Learn fun facts about penguins through penguin stories, rhymes and songs, and make your own edible penguin craft!

Jan 20: Ballet Excel presents The Magic Flute. Don’t miss this interactive program which includes dance, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with the dancers. Bring your camera if you’d like to take pictures.

Feb 3: Instead of Story Time, join us for the Family Reading Festival, 10-3, featuring Jim Gill and Outback Ray!

Feb 17: Winter Fun. Snowy stories, activities and a craft to warm up with.

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

Like to create fun projects? Join the fun as each month we have new art experiences to try! Preschool through grade 4 recommended. Finished with your masterpieces? Stay to visit with and read to the dogs of Tails & Tales at 2 pm.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM Tails & Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Reading doesn’t have to be “ruff”! Come practice with a furry friend! Our paw-some therapy dogs love to have stories read to them and meet new friends.  All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
Sunday January 7, 2018 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 (except Dec 24), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

Winter Tree Hunt

Find all the winter trees in the children’s area.

    Location: Goodyear
 
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
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misc_baby.GIF 10:05 AM Baby and Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood Program
Baby and Me Time

For babies and toddlers birth - 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by group playtime.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.  January 8th meeting will be an open playtime.  

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play A While Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

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

Free, open playtime! 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 and even create a little art. Intended for ages 1-4 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood Program
Preschool Story Time

For 2 - 5 year olds with a caregiver.
Join us for books, flannel board stories, rhymes and music followed by group playtime.

No registration necessary.

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

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.  January 8th meeting will be an open playtime.

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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, 1 pm

January 8:  THE ART OF CRASH LANDING by Melissa DeCarlo

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

Program for Adults
Book Discussion

UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand

    Location: Tallmadge
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 5-12. Test your skill at chess and checkers! sets for both are provided or you can bring your own.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Builders ages 5-12 can join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday. We will provide the bricks and a challenge. Completed works will be displayed in our showcase until the next meeting.

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

 

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

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

Take a study break to play card and board games with old friends and new at the library.  Snacks provided for you to work on your strategy, learn a new card game, or share trivia for knowledge and laughs.

For grades 4-12.  Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register.

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

Join us to make mini easel paintings. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Needle Crafting @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Crafting @ The Library

Second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, December 11, January 8, 22, February 12, 26, 6 pm

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tarot Card Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

See what the year has in store for you!  Join William Richardson for an engaging night as he presents a short history of Tarot Cards, explains the anatomy of a Tarot deck, and offers brief readings to those interested.

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Tarot Card Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

See what the year has in store for you!

Join William Richardson for an engaging night as he presents a short history of Tarot cards, explains the anatomy of a Tarot deck, and offers brief readings to those interested.

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club

Mondays, December 11, January 8, February 12, 6:30 pm

Drop in on the 2nd Monday of each month to build and show off your creations! LEGOs will be provided. No registration is necessary.

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

Evening Book Discussion - RADIUM GIRLS by Kate Moore

Books will be available for check out at our service desk one month prior to the discussion. New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday January 9, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, 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

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

 
    Location: Green
 
trans_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   
   

Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library! Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.      

December 12 Petite Chefs:  Celebrate the season! Stimulate your child’s senses through hand-on “baking” activities.  Scoop, pour, mix, measure, stir and taste.

January 9 The Snowy Day: Delight in snowy activities inspired by Ezra Jack Keats magical story, “The Snowy Day.” 

February 13 Love Bugs:  Enjoy the month of February with your love bugs! Celebrate those you love with card making, stamping, letter writing, post office dramatic play and sensory experiences.

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

Have story fun with Ms. Elaine! Includes stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun each week! All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book01 11:00 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool kids age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler Time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. 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

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For January, we will discuss THE READERS OF THE BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald.

    Location: Green
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM The Book Was Better Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of YA books and movie adaptations and discuss upcoming books and movies. Snacks and beverages provided. 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Life Hacks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330434-8726   
   

Want to learn some useful life skills?  Join us to get some hands on practice learning skill you can use for the rest of your life. 

How to knit a scarf without needles.

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

Tuesday, January 9, 3:30-5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM Paper Quilling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for something interesting to learn? Learn to make beautiful images using bright paper curls!

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

Do you like to help others?

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization?

Become a Volunteen!

Any interested teen or tween can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community. 

    Location: Norton
 
school_esol 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_note 6:00 PM Vinyl on Trial Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen / Adult Program
Vinyl on Trial

Today's digital world has all of us searching for more. This could be the club for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting. Join us every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Family Time

Make time to unwind with your kids. Bring them in for free play time. We will have a light box, blocks, music, tunnels, tubes and more. Come explore and create together. 

There will be NO play time in December.

 
    Location: Green
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday January 10, 2018 Go To Top
nat_sun Teen Lucky 13 Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

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

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

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

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_snowman 11:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Wednesdays, January 10 – February 28, 11 am

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

Best for ages 2 to 6,  with all ages welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring with Culture & AV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Color with us.
  • Bring your own coloring book and supplies or choose from provided coloring pages, crayons and colored pencils.
  • Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 2AB.

 

 

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

We’ve got a little bit of this and a little bit of that… put your imagination to the test and see what take-home projects you can create with a wide variety of materials!  Each month will feature a different theme to get you started.  Please register in advance.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Pre-K Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Home School Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Home School Readers

January 10, February 14, 1-3 pm

Join us for an afternoon of reading fun. Different activities will be available at each session. This is a new program and will evolve to meet the needs of our homeschooling community.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

January 10            Puzzlemania

January 17            Snap Circuits

January 24            Bingo

January 31            Legos

February 7             Apptastic Afternoon

February 14          Zentangle

February 21          Board Games

February 28          Snap Circuits

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Career Snapshots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Career Snapshots

Wednesdays, 4 pm

January 10:  Akron Fire Department

January 17:  NASA

February 7:  Summit County Metroparks

February 21:  Akron Police Department Forensics

Think you know what people do at their jobs based on their job title?  Maybe, maybe not!  Learn more about careers through visits by different professionals throughout winter session.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Feeling creative? Stop in to build a masterpiece with other Lego lovers! All ages welcome; caregiver assistance is appreciated for younger designers. Legos and other building materials are provided.

    Location: Kenmore
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club Session 2

Wednesdays, January 10-February 7; February 21-March 7, 4:15-5 pm

Build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Open to children grades K-2

Registration for the eight-week session is requested due to limited 

supplies on hand for this program series.

 

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

Children age 0-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Game Night Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

If you’re looking for something to do on a Wednesday night, come to the library. Bring a friend or two or three and play board games that we know and love. All games are provided by the library. You are welcome to bring your own too! Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Wednesday is Family Night at the library!  These programs are intended for families.  All ages are welcom, however a caregiver must be present with those below age 8. 

Bricks4kidz:  Legos and duplo blocks for all ages set up in stations around the room to invite exploration and building.  Something for all ages.

    Location: Odom
 
food_meal 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. Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes. Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun.

 
    Location: Green
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@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 second Wednesday 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  -  8:00 PM The Elusive Jim Kirby Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join local historian Lynn Richardson for a presentation about the founder of Kirby’s Mill. Mr. Kirby was a whimsical genius and famous inventor who did more than anyone else to shape the land now known as Richfield Heritage Preserve.  But during his lifetime he kept a low profile and left few personal records.  Here is as much of his story as we know to date and the story of how we tracked his elusive footprints through history. Presented by The Friends of Crowell-Hilaka.

    Location: Richfield
Thursday January 11, 2018 Go To Top
nat_sun Teen Lucky 13 Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

    Location: Green
 
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, 10:30 am

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Thursdays, January 4 to February 22, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Toddler Smarts

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Engage your child in first experiences at your local library.

January 4-Toddler STEM

January 11-Toddler Art

January 18-Toddler Stories

January 25 –Toddler Yoga

For children age 24-36 months 

 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays in January, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_puzzle_piece 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Puzzle Pizzazz Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Second Thursday of each month, 12:30-2 pm

Do you like solving puzzles? If you like word searches, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, brain-teasers, logic puzzles, etc., then stop on in. We will have a variety of puzzles on hand, or feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer3 4:00 PM Tween Scene Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Second Thursday of each month, 4 pm

For ages 9-13. Registration is requested for each date.

FunTech Lab – January 11

Come explore, and discover what you can do with Ozobots, Minecraft, MiPs, and Virtual Reality.

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

For school age kids and teens. Hang out with your friends and test your gaming skills!

    Location: Kenmore
 
school_esol 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:00 PM Brain Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Is your New Year’s Resolution to get fit this year? Come exercise your brain!  Explore the Library’s free online training site, BrainHQ.  BrainHQ has more than two dozen brain-training exercises available.  Bring your favorite electronic device and your library card and get ready to play!  A limited number of library laptops will be available for use. No registration necessary.

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

The compelling true story of one of the legendary sports events of all time, women’s tennis champion Billie Jean King faces off against ex-men’s champ Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman and Alan Cumming. Rated PG-13. 121 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Behind the Scenes with the Akron Symphony Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Executive Director Paul Jarrett will share the inner workings of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, with specific focus on meaningful collaborations designed to address many of the social service needs of the community. Audience input and interaction is greatly encouraged.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
Friday January 12, 2018 Go To Top
nat_sun Teen Lucky 13 Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM No School! Family Movie Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Snack and a movie.  Titles will be announced later.  Call the branch at 330-434-8726 for information or stop by.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friday Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

January's Movie - The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft

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    Location: Richfield
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Saturday January 13, 2018 Go To Top
nat_sun Teen Lucky 13 Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teen

January 2 - 13

For grades 6-12.  

2018 could be your lucky year! Tell us what you are most looking forward to this year and enter to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, January 15.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Drop-in with your child, and a teen will be here to read to him or her. Bring your child’s favorite books or let your child choose from books we provide for you. Teens and Tweens, let us know if you want to be a Book Buddies volunteer.

    Location: Highland Square
 
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:30 AM Winter Wonderland Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Learn to do a step-by-step silhouette painting on canvas with Miss Brandie.

For children 7 and up.

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_bookpurple 11:00 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kids of all ages, with their caregiver, are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, snacks and more!

    Location: Kenmore
 
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   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

Dec 2: Gingerbread Man – Run into the library as fast as you can for this gingerbread story time! Help us try to catch the pesky gingerbread man, decorate the library’s holiday cardboard house and more!

Dec 16: Holidays Around the World – Join us for fun stories and crafts from around the world

Jan 6: Penguin Party! Did you know that there are penguins that live in warm places?  Learn fun facts about penguins through penguin stories, rhymes and songs, and make your own edible penguin craft!

Jan 20: Ballet Excel presents The Magic Flute. Don’t miss this interactive program which includes dance, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with the dancers. Bring your camera if you’d like to take pictures.

Feb 3: Instead of Story Time, join us for the Family Reading Festival, 10-3, featuring Jim Gill and Outback Ray!

Feb 17: Winter Fun. Snowy stories, activities and a craft to warm up with.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ninja Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Ninja Party

Saturday, January 13, 11 am

Do you have what it takes to be a ninja? Find out by joining us for a fun morning of ninja-themed crafts, snacks, activities and fun! For ages 4 & up. Registration requested. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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 9, Jan 13, Feb 10) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
 
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    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, December 16, January 13, February 10, 12 pm

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

For all ages but those under 8 years must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Made from your heart.  Work with our fabric and craft supplies to make keepsakes for the special people in your life, or to brighten your own world. 

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Snapology Creature Creator Robotics (Ages 7 to 14) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Snapology Creature Creator Robotics (Ages 7 to 14)

Saturday, January 13, 2 pm

In Snapology's Creature Creator Robotics class, your animal lover will create their own animal-inspired robotic model. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and

programming as they build a dolphin. Your child is sure to have a wild time as they build, learn, and play. Space is limited, registration requested.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
food_coffeecup 2:00 PM YA Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Second Saturday of each month, 2 pm

For ages 14-18. Registration is requested for each date. Refreshments will be served.

Microwave Mug Meals - January 13

Microwaves aren’t just for popcorn and mugs aren’t just for coffee and tea! Learn how to make quick and tasty meals in a mug.

    Location: Goodyear
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anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, January 13, February 10, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spend an Afternoon with author Carmen Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    If you want to start the new year off right you must join us for a special visit with Carmen Williams author of Fit Over It: Discovering Ways to Live and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle. Ms. Williams will help you discover ways to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You’ll learn how to broaden your awareness to become successful. Ms. Williams provides strategies to help you win the battle. She’ll explain way for you to envision purpose and clarity to your life. Please call the branch to sign up.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book_pencil 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Writing Workshop:  More Than Just The Facts. Making Nonfiction FUN!

Award-winning children’s author, magazine editor, and science writer Conrad J. Storad provides his unique perspective on writing and presenting nonfiction material to students ages 5 to 12. The session is a beginner’s guide for teachers, writers, and those who work with young writers and readers, both the enthusiastic and reluctant variety. The session offers tips for writers of all ages.

It is NOT a session on how to get a book published.  

Attendees are requested to bring their own paper and writing utensils.  

 
    Location: Green
Sunday January 14, 2018 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 (except Dec 24), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday January 15, 2018 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play A While Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

    Location: Norton
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, 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

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_none 10:30 AM Art Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Art Explorers

(Ages 12 months to 4 years with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, December 19, January 16, February 13, 10:30 am

Get messy and experiment with a variety of materials in this artsy storytime!

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 16, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

*There will be no program on February 27, 2018

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, January 16- March 6, 10:30-11:30 am

Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
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    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have story fun with Ms. Elaine! Includes stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun each week! All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book01 11:00 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool kids age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
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misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler Time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. 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

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

Jan 16- FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW by Amy Belding Brown

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    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Lounge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 16, 2:30-4 pm

Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks,
try new activities, and play video games, in a place that just for teens.

Grades 6-12

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Marshmallow Sculpture Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 16 at 3:30 pm

Marshmallow Sculpture Challenge

Compete with other teams to build the best sculpture using marshmallows and toothpicks! 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING(PG-13)(133 MIN) 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Youth Video Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Cheer on your friends and enjoy time spent with others while taking turns playing video games with other students.  Games played are rated T or below.  

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_film-reel 4:00 PM Family Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax with a movie, popcorn, and drinks! Bring the whole family and enjoy a night out.

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

NatureConnect for Teens and Tweens

Join us as we explore and experience nature in a variety of interesting and engaging ways.

    Location: Norton
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen/Tween Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Third Tuesday of each month, 4:30-6 pm

Join our new advisory board just for teens and tweens, ages 9-18. First, teens and tweens will meet together, then we’ll split into groups and brainstorm ideas. Come make your voice heard! Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_kids 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM STEAM Scene Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 4-10

Children will playfully explore, with the support of teen volunteers, materials that inspire science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics. Teens, let us know if you want to be a STEAM Scene volunteer.

    Location: Highland Square
 
school_esol 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_usflag 6:00 PM Andrew Johnson & Reconstruction, 1865-1869 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Programs for Adults
Andrew Johnson & Reconstruction, 1865-1869

Mike Kovacevich tells the story of the turbulent presidency of Andrew Johnson. After he dismissed his Scretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, he was impeached in 1868 and tried by the Senate.

    Location: Tallmadge
Tuesday January 16, 2018 -  Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM Scarf-Tying Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the ladies from Best Bib and Tucker for a fun night out at the library. With over 20 different ways to tie a scarf on the agenda, you're sure to learn something new. From oversized blanket scarves and infinity loops to simple rectangles and silk squares, we'll have a tie for each! Bring a scarf or two to practice with (we'll have a few available too). Class size is limited to 45 adult/teen (16 & over) participants.

Registration begins on Tuesday, December 19.

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
office_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM Investment Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 pm

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely market topics
and potential solutions to help you stay on track. 
Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228.
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

For the month of January, we will discuss THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood.

    Location: Green
 
lib_book_mag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Books You May Have Missed 2017 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Annual Meeting & Book Talk

Patrons are encouraged to attend the Friends of the Library annual meeting, an open get-together to celebrate the previous year’s highlights, plus a look ahead to 2018. 

Following the 15-minute general meeting, librarian Patrick Manning presents a book talk, “Books You Might Have Missed – 2018.” Pick up over sixty great reading ideas, both fiction and nonfiction. A list of titles is provided to mark your notables.

All are welcome - no registration necessary.

Coffee and tea served, plus some goodies.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday January 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Plat Date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Date

Wednesdays, January 17, February 21, 10 am-12 pm

Drop in for some coffee and tea while the little ones play. This unstructured program is an opportunity to meet with your friends and neighbors while the little ones play. Parents must supervise their children. Age appropriate toys and puzzles will be provided.

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

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

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

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, December 20, January 17, February 21, 10:30 am

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
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nat_snowman 11:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Wednesdays, January 10 – February 28, 11 am

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

Best for ages 2 to 6,  with all ages welcome. No registration required.

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday, 1 pm

December 20 MISTLETOE MURDER AND OTHER STORIES by P.D. James

January 17 THE BLACK WIDOW by Daniel Silva

February 21 FIND HER by Lisa Gardner

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Past Times Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, January 17, 2 pm

HOUSE OF NAMES by Colm Toibin

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Color Your World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

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

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

January 17            Snap Circuits

January 24            Bingo

January 31            Legos

February 7             Apptastic Afternoon

February 14          Zentangle

February 21          Board Games

February 28          Snap Circuits

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Career Snapshots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Career Snapshots

Wednesdays, 4 pm

January 10:  Akron Fire Department

January 17:  NASA

February 7:  Summit County Metroparks

February 21:  Akron Police Department Forensics

Think you know what people do at their jobs based on their job title?  Maybe, maybe not!  Learn more about careers through visits by different professionals throughout winter session.

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

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club Session 2

Wednesdays, January 10-February 7; February 21-March 7, 4:15-5 pm

Build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Open to children grades K-2

Registration for the eight-week session is requested due to limited 

supplies on hand for this program series.

 

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office_money_bills_coins 6:00 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Program for Adults
College Planning Workshop

Parents, learn how to choose schools offering the best financial aid, why an expensive private college can actually cost less out of pocket than a state college, and how families can save for college without being penalized on their financial aid.

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For January, we will discuss A PIECE OF THE WORLD by Christina Kline.

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

Children age 0-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Game Night Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

If you’re looking for something to do on a Wednesday night, come to the library. Bring a friend or two or three and play board games that we know and love. All games are provided by the library. You are welcome to bring your own too! Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kitchen Scientist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Concoct some simple, fun experiments with everyday materials. Learn to think like a scientist with lots of hands-on, interactive, science fun with ideas to take home. Registration appreciated

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Wednesday is Family Night at the library!  These programs are intended for families.  All ages are welcom, however a caregiver must be present with those below age 8. 

Bricks4kidz:  Legos and duplo blocks for all ages set up in stations around the room to invite exploration and building.  Something for all ages.

    Location: Odom
 
med_bag2 6:30 PM Medicare Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Medicare Basics - Are You Receiving All the Benefits You are Entitled To?

Presented by Donald Ebner from Sherpa Insurance.  Do you understand your Medicare choices?  Are you beginning the journey of those new to Medicare?  When are Enrollment Periods?  Tips on managing your Medicare will be discussed.  Everyone is unique--and so are Your Medicare plans.  Keeping costs down on prescriptions will also be discussed.

 
    Location: Green
Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, December 7-21, January 18 – February 22, 10:15 am

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Getting Started with Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

A staff member from our spectacular Special Collections division will give an introduction to genealogy for new family historians. This class includes an overview of genealogical sources available at the library, suggestions for getting started and tips for organizing your research.

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

Thursday, January 18, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

*There will be no program on March 1, 2018

    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, 10:30 am

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Thursdays, January 4 to February 22, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Toddler Smarts

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Engage your child in first experiences at your local library.

January 4-Toddler STEM

January 11-Toddler Art

January 18-Toddler Stories

January 25 –Toddler Yoga

For children age 24-36 months 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, January 18- March 8, 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_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays in January, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Adult Play Day: Coloring and Coffee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, January 18, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation.  All supplies provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Young Writer’s Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Young Writer’s Workshop

Thursdays, January 18, February 22, 3:30 pm

Grades 4-8. Our certified teacher librarian will give simple writing strategies for young writers, and provide prompts for responses.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, December 7, 21, January 4, 18, February 1, 15, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 2 pm

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

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

For school age kids and teens. Hang out with your friends and test your gaming skills!

    Location: Kenmore
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z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Time NEW DAY AND TIME! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and spend some time chilling, crafting, and chatting about your favorite foods, books, movies and more. Snacks will be served at this program.  Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

January 30: Wii Gaming Day:   Work off your winter blues as we play Wii.  Play the library’s games or bring your own games to play. All Wii games must be T rated or lower.

Grades 5 and up

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
school_esol 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Victoria & Abdul Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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A portrayal of the fascinating relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim. Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard and Michael Gambon. Rated PG-13. 112 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
school_graduate 6:30 PM 529 College Plans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Bob Ruggeri from Primerica.  

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
Friday January 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Family Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a day off of school with magnificent magic, hilarious audience participation and mentalism by The Alans Magic.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM No School! Family Movie Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Snack and a movie.  Titles will be announced later.  Call the branch at 330-434-8726 for information or stop by.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up)

Fridays, December 15, January 19, 3:30 pm

Join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server! No account is necessary. Space is limited, registration requested.

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@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
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Ohio Tote Bag

Using material provided, cut out the shape of Ohio and customize your own small tote bag to show off your Ohio pride.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences.

    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
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.

    Location: Richfield
 
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   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

Dec 2: Gingerbread Man – Run into the library as fast as you can for this gingerbread story time! Help us try to catch the pesky gingerbread man, decorate the library’s holiday cardboard house and more!

Dec 16: Holidays Around the World – Join us for fun stories and crafts from around the world

Jan 6: Penguin Party! Did you know that there are penguins that live in warm places?  Learn fun facts about penguins through penguin stories, rhymes and songs, and make your own edible penguin craft!

Jan 20: Ballet Excel presents The Magic Flute. Don’t miss this interactive program which includes dance, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with the dancers. Bring your camera if you’d like to take pictures.

Feb 3: Instead of Story Time, join us for the Family Reading Festival, 10-3, featuring Jim Gill and Outback Ray!

Feb 17: Winter Fun. Snowy stories, activities and a craft to warm up with.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Prison Industrial Complex Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

A film which examines the Prison Industrial Complex using interviews by civil rights crusader Angela Davis, and other prison reformers, is presented. The documentary also highlights the work of Susan Burton, former incarcerated mother who established A New Way of Life, which is a group of transitional homes for women coming home from incarceration. Scholars of an idea called the Prison Abolition Movement, will discuss the movement and analyze the racial and gender violence in prison. Reentry material and handouts provided. Room 1. 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Snowflake Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Snowflake Festival Kicking off 5 years of StoryWalk®

Saturday, January 20, 11 am- 2pm- TRACKS IN THE SNOW- Wong Herbert Yee

Come and join the fun as we celebrate snow. Enjoy an ice carving demonstration, snacks, crafts, and more.  We will kick the year off with Jen’s pick. Please dress for the weather as many actives will be held outside. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 1:00 PM Henna Tattoos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about the art of henna tattooing from Luna Hart and receive a tattoo of your choice! Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mystery Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling mystery inside.  Using objects, clues, puzzles and the power of observation we must make sense of what is in front of us.  Working in teams, put your deduction skills to the test.  Part story, part game, all interactive-join us for an afternoon of fun! Bring a snack to share if you wish.  Recommended for ages 16 and up.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Anime Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12. Anime, crafts, and snacks

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, December 7, 21, January 4, 18, February 1, 15, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO Saturdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Saturdays

Saturdays 2-3 pm

December 16- Create a LEGO inspired Christmas tree ornament with our PERLER Beading kit.

January 20- Play creative games using LEGO brick pieces.

LEGO bricks and other supplies to be provided

 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Let's Talk About It Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become that Way by Brendon Burchard

We welcome you to a lively and engaging book discussion. The featured book will be High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits, and you win. Neglect them, and life is a never-ending struggle. (Amazon) Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday January 21, 2018 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 (except Dec 24), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
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Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

Growing Crystal Snowflakes

Explore the science crystals with this experiment on the NatureConnect table.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:05 AM Baby and Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood Program
Baby and Me Time

For babies and toddlers birth - 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by group playtime.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.  January 8th meeting will be an open playtime.  

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood Program
Preschool Story Time

For 2 - 5 year olds with a caregiver.
Join us for books, flannel board stories, rhymes and music followed by group playtime.

No registration necessary.

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

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.  January 8th meeting will be an open playtime.

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 5-12. Test your skill at chess and checkers! sets for both are provided or you can bring your own.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Builders ages 5-12 can join us on the 2nd and 4th Monday. We will provide the bricks and a challenge. Completed works will be displayed in our showcase until the next meeting.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Whether you want to work on cool projects or just need volunteer hours for school, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be.  Help plan Fairlawn-Bath Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_trophy 6:00 PM Family Game Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

There's something for everyone at Family Game Night! We have board games, card games and toys for the tots! Feel free to bring in any of your family's favorites. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 6:00 PM Free Women’s Self-Defense Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn simple techniques that could save your life! This two-hour class is designed to offer women both verbal and physical techniques including: screaming; wrist breakaway; freeing oneself from a chokehold; escaping if pinned to the ground; and kick and slaps. Sponsored by John Galonski, Chief Assistant Prosecutor, and Sherri Bevan Walsh, Summit County Prosecutor. Class size is limited to 40 adult participants.

Registration begins on Tuesday, December 26.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Needle Crafting @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Crafting @ The Library

Second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, December 11, January 8, 22, February 12, 26, 6 pm

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Henna Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join Lisa Hart as she does a henna body art design just for you.  The art of henna (called mehndi in Hindi) has been practiced for over 5000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa, and the Middle East.  Maximum of 15 participants so sign up early.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Man Hunt: The John Wilkes Booth Trail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Paul Goebbel portrays a newspaper reporter for the New York Herald reporting in first person about the twelve-day chase for Booth. 

    Location: Norton
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, snacks, and drinks!
 
January 22: Despicable Me 3 (PG) (96 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_titanic_2 6:30 PM Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library Present: Pitcairn Island Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of Portage Lakes Library will hold their annual election of officers and a brief meeting at 5:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend and asked to bring hors d’evours to share.  Mel Vye will begin his presentation on Pitcairn Island, the site of the Mutiny on the Bounty, at 6:30 pm.  Mel Vye is a Professor Emeritus of Electronic Engineering Technology at The University of Akron.  A world traveler, he has visited over 90 countries on all seven continents.   

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

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 6 and up!

Join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection.

This is a child led program.

 

 

    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga with Nia

Help maintain a healthy lifestyle through the holiday and to start your year off right with these free yoga classes. Be lled in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with nature sounds and music. Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle. New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 AM Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 23, 6 pm

Mindfulness
Join Nancy Holland, E-RYT (Director, Blue Hen Yoga and Free Akron Yoga), for a comprehensive Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation. Participants can expect to learn the background and benefits of meditation and mindful living, basic meditation technique, and tips, tools and resources to support a mindfulness meditation practice. This will be a seated lecture and practice, best suited for older teens and adults.  No special equipment is necessary. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, 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

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 Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 23, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

*There will be no program on February 27, 2018

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, January 16- March 6, 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 Family Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have story fun with Ms. Elaine! Includes stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun each week! All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book01 11:00 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool kids age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler Time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. 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

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Busy Persons Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Busy Persons Book Club

Tuesdays, 2 pm

This book club will meet every 6 weeks at A Walk in the Park Café (no food or beverage purchase necessary) located across the street from the Firestone Park Branch Library. Stop in the library to pick up our next book.

December 5 DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW by Debbie Macomber

January 23 THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR: A NOVEL by Shari Lapena

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Cupcake Wars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Compete against your friends to decorate creative cupcakes based on the mystery theme.  We'll provide the supplies and the creation is left up to you!  Please register in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the branch.  

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

Tuesday, January 23, 3:30-5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
    Location: Mogadore
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misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
food_pretzel.GIF 4:00 PM Dripped and Dipped Pretzel Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for an hour of yummy creative fun! We will be candy coating pretzel rods in all sorts and shades of chocolate. Yes, I said chocolate!

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

Tween Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics

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

From robotics to science experiments, we'll spark your curiosity and show you learning is FUN!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Adventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Art Lab for kids in grades K-5

Create works of art based on the Akron Art Museum's current exhibits. Sign ups are requested.

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_snow_02 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM NatureConnect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

NatureConnect 

for Children Grades K-2

Tuesdays, 4:15 pm – 5 pm

Jan. 23 - Fine Feathered Friends - Help us provide food and shelter for birds visiting the library garden 

Feb. 27 - Ice, Ice, Baby - Have fun with cold experiments like Fish for Ice and Blubber Science. 

 
school_esol 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_note 6:00 PM Vinyl on Trial Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen / Adult Program
Vinyl on Trial

Today's digital world has all of us searching for more. This could be the club for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting. Join us every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_chefshat 6:30 PM What’s Cookin’ – Appetizers Even Guys Will Love Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Tonya to sample and learn some great appetizer recipes that appeal to guys and gals alike. Class size is limited to 25 adult/teen (16 & over) participants.

Registration begins on Tuesday, December 26.

    Location: Goodyear
Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

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

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_snowman 11:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Wednesdays, January 10 – February 28, 11 am

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

Best for ages 2 to 6,  with all ages welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_none 12:30 PM Mosaic Vases @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mosaic Vases @ Firestone Park Community Center

Wednesday, January 24, 12:30 pm

Create a sparkly mosaic vase with friends and neighbors at the Firestone Park Community Center. Supplies will be provided. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Pre-K Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

January 24            Bingo

January 31            Legos

February 7             Apptastic Afternoon

February 14          Zentangle

February 21          Board Games

February 28          Snap Circuits

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_construction 4:00 PM Marshmallow Engineering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4-8. Love to build and create? Join us to create your own amazing structures out of toothpicks and mini marshmallows. Prizes for the best structure will be awarded!

    Location: Kenmore
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club Session 2

Wednesdays, January 10-February 7; February 21-March 7, 4:15-5 pm

Build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Open to children grades K-2

Registration for the eight-week session is requested due to limited 

supplies on hand for this program series.

 

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

Children age 0-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Game Night Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

If you’re looking for something to do on a Wednesday night, come to the library. Bring a friend or two or three and play board games that we know and love. All games are provided by the library. You are welcome to bring your own too! Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Wednesday is Family Night at the library!  These programs are intended for families.  All ages are welcom, however a caregiver must be present with those below age 8. 

Bricks4kidz:  Legos and duplo blocks for all ages set up in stations around the room to invite exploration and building.  Something for all ages.

    Location: Odom
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school_chemistry2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun games, easy experiments and activities for all ages.  No registration necessary.

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_house.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM First Time Home Buyers Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

First Time Home Buyers Workshop presented by Courtney Gagnon

Have you been checking out the online real estate listings, watching House Hunters, and dreaming of your first home? Feeling excited and nervous all at the same time? Windering what you really need to do to get ready to obtain a mortgage and conduct a successful house hunt? Courtney Gagnon of Howard Hanna Realty will answer all those questions and more so you will feel confident you are ready to purchase your first home.

    Location: North Hill
Thursday January 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, December 7-21, January 18 – February 22, 10:15 am

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

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

Thursday, January 25, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

*There will be no program on March 1, 2018

    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, 10:30 am

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Thursdays, January 4 to February 22, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Toddler Smarts

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Engage your child in first experiences at your local library.

January 4-Toddler STEM

January 11-Toddler Art

January 18-Toddler Stories

January 25 –Toddler Yoga

For children age 24-36 months 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, January 18- March 8, 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_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays in January, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

For school age kids and teens. Hang out with your friends and test your gaming skills!

    Location: Kenmore
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics, Engineering, and Coding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics, Engineering, and Coding
Thursdays, January 25, February 22, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Try something new afterschool with Sylvan Edge and the Maple Valley Branch Library!
Children will have fun creating and animating robotic arms, engineering bridge super structures, and coding Ozobots. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
school_esol 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_twodancers 6:00 PM Ankle Biters Improv Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood Program
Ankle Biters Improv by Crooked River Comedy

Ankle Biters is an interactive, family-friendly improv show performed by Northeast Ohio's premier improv troupe. Each show is completely made up on the spot based on your child's ideas. Your cihld will have a chance to take the stage and be part of the fun. After the show, there will be a 45-minute workshop on improv theater.

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

Thursday, January 25, 6 pm
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Each month we will get together to talk about a certain book, theme, or a celebrity chef.  There will be food samples or activities at every meeting. A selection of cookbooks will be available for members to borrow. Browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps. 

Theme: Literary Recipes

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

Epic depiction of the historic and heroic Dunkirk evacuation during World War II. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. Rated PG-13. 106 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Open Mic @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

It's your time to shine at the Library!

Recite a poem, read a short story or play a song.  Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday 5:45 pm.

First come, first served.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Identifying Your Family Photographs: A Genealogy Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but unlocking the stories of unidentified photographs requires some sleuthing. This class includes tips and techniques for identifying historic photographs. Learn to read clues, such as the type of photograph, clothing and hairstyles, and even whether or not subjects are smiling, to reveal the stories behind every photograph. This workshop will also take a look at how genealogy databases and local history resources can be used to identify your family photographs.

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

Grab your passport and choose your destination!  We are traveling to South America, South Africa and Southeast Asia as all three mysteries take place abroad this month. Read one, read all, your choice.

A HEAD IN CAMBODIA: A JENNA MURPHY MYSTERY by Nancy Tingley

DEATH ON THE PATAGONIAN EXPRESS by Hy Conrad

RECIPES FOR LOVE AND MURDER by Sally Andrew

    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   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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misc_none 6:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Meetings are usually the fourth Thursday of every month, at 6:45pm. New members are always welcome.

December 21                         THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

January 25                             THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Liane Moriarty

February 22                           CROWN OF DUST by Mary Volmer

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

    Location: Highland Square
Friday January 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM T.G.I.F. Tweens Great Informal Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

January 26 Nancy Drew vs. Hardy Boys:  Be a super sleuth for a day as we as we vote on who is the best detective:  Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys?  Be ready to solve a few mysteries too.

Grades 3 - 6

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Science Cafe-Biomimicry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Science Cafe's welcome people who might not normally get involved in scientific discussions. This open event is not a boring lecture, it's a casual and interactive converstion with scientist Carol Thaler from Great Lakes Biomimicry. She will discuss mimicry in nature's patterns and how these stratatgies can solve complex human problems. 

No advanced knowledge is necessary to participate, but for the curious, contact the Science & Technology Division to receive a list of recommended readings selected by Ms Thaler. This program will take place on the first floor of Main Library in the Science & Technology Division.

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:30am-11:30am

 

    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   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

Dec 2: Gingerbread Man – Run into the library as fast as you can for this gingerbread story time! Help us try to catch the pesky gingerbread man, decorate the library’s holiday cardboard house and more!

Dec 16: Holidays Around the World – Join us for fun stories and crafts from around the world

Jan 6: Penguin Party! Did you know that there are penguins that live in warm places?  Learn fun facts about penguins through penguin stories, rhymes and songs, and make your own edible penguin craft!

Jan 20: Ballet Excel presents The Magic Flute. Don’t miss this interactive program which includes dance, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with the dancers. Bring your camera if you’d like to take pictures.

Feb 3: Instead of Story Time, join us for the Family Reading Festival, 10-3, featuring Jim Gill and Outback Ray!

Feb 17: Winter Fun. Snowy stories, activities and a craft to warm up with.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
holiday_heart1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Valentine's Day Wreaths Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
eth_africa 2:00 PM History and Sampling of African-American Soul Food with Keon Reed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

History and Sampling of African-American Soul Food with Keon Reed

Please pre-register.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Read to Me, Play with Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Read to Me, Play with Me
Saturday, January 27, 2 pm
For ages birth-4 years; no registration required.
Please join us for a short storytime followed by open play.
We will have stations set up with a variety of sensory activities, toys, and of course, books!
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM “A Celebration of Animation” Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin will bring his book to life at the library. His new offering is the first to rank in book form the funniest, coolest and most influential cartoon characters ever to appear on the small screen. Join us as Marty shares his love of classic animation.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Super Sandwich Showdown! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Get ready for the Super Bowl with a sandwich competition! Compete against other teens to see who can make the best sandwich using a variety of ingredients, and then enjoy a snack. For ages 11 to 18. Registration is appreciated. Please call 330-643-9067.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday January 28, 2018 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 (except Dec 24), 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:05 AM Baby and Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood Program
Baby and Me Time

For babies and toddlers birth - 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by group playtime.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.  January 8th meeting will be an open playtime.  

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play A While Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parent/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music, and movement to engage participants.

Sensory Story Time includes a schedule board, a consistent program plan and sensory opportunities; such as crafts, building and play.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Early Childhood Program
Preschool Story Time

For 2 - 5 year olds with a caregiver.
Join us for books, flannel board stories, rhymes and music followed by group playtime.

No registration necessary.

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

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.  January 8th meeting will be an open playtime.

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Free Computer Classes @ North Hill Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Free Computer Classes @ North Hill - BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS

These free, hands-on classes are available on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to 15 participants. We recommend arriving at least one-half hour early to get an entry ticket. 

    Location: North Hill
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
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
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 5-12. Test your skill at chess and checkers! sets for both are provided or you can bring your own.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Madden Madness Super Bowl Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Madden Madness Super Bowl Gaming

Monday, January 29, 3:30 pm

Grades 4 and up. Super Bowl fun and munchies.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Upcycled Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

We’ll empty the recycle bin to transform water bottles and old CDs into lava lamps and sun catchers.

For grades 2-5.  Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Watercolor Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Watercolor Classes

Monday, January 29, 6 pm

Monday, February 19, 1 pm

Explore techniques and compositions in a small, relaxing class. No drawing experience or artistic skill required. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Meditation presented by the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan

Too much stress in life? Want to spend a little quality time with yourself? Just want to learn how meditation can work for you? This four week Introduction to Meditation course offers and opportunity to practice and discuss several popular forms of meditation. We begin with basic breathing meditation and add other practices each week. No previous meditation experience is necessary and all practices are offered in a non-religious manner - all faith traditions (or none at all) are welcome. 

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, 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

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 Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, January 30, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

*There will be no program on February 27, 2018

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, January 16- March 6, 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 Family Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have story fun with Ms. Elaine! Includes stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun each week! All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book01 11:00 AM Preschool Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool kids age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler Time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. 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

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Free Computer Classes @ North Hill Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Free Computer Classes @ North Hill - WINDOWS 10

These free, hands-on classes are available on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to 15 participants. We recommend arriving at least one-half hour early to get an entry ticket. 

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Super Bowl Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Madden with your friends! Registration is requested for this program. Space is limited.

    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afterschool Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us afterschool to discuss the book for the month and enjoy a snack.  

The Giver by Lois Lowry

    Location: Odom
 
misc_scissors 4:00 PM Do-It-Yourself Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us at the library and make a fun craft or two! Check out the activity stations that will be set up and chose your project. Stations will include Jewelry Making, Picture Frame Design, and DIY Pop Bottle Fire.

    Location: Kenmore
 
school_esol 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:00 PM Escape from the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen / School Age Program
Escape from the Library

Are you someone who enjoys a challenge? Join your friends and try your hand at our escape room. Hear the story, look for clues, and solve the puzzle. Can you make it out? Time will tell.

Call to reserve your spot at 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

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

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 and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Relieve Stress with Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Listen to relaxing music and color with friends, family, or our community. All supplies are provided.

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
nat_snowman 11:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Wednesdays, January 10 – February 28, 11 am

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

Best for ages 2 to 6,  with all ages welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_lightbulb 1:00 PM Cord Cutting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Cord Cutting: Or How to Turn your “Dumb” TV into a Smart TV

Cord cutting refers to canceling traditional cable subscriptions and opting for streaming options instead. Come learn about what those streaming options are and how to cut the cord.

Note: this is a demonstration and not a hands-on computer class.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Memory Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater East Ohio Area Chapter and the Akron Summit County Public Library are partnering to offer a social engagement program for those experiencing memory loss. Memory Cafe focuses on having fun and learning about different entertaining topics each month. Each month we have an engaging and interesting presentation followed by tine for coffee and socialization. Upcoming topics include a holiday celebration, Akron's Marble History and more!

Advance registration is requested. To register please contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 or geoachl@alz.org.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 18

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Free Computer Classes @ North Hill Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Free Computer Classes @ North Hill - FILE MANAGEMENT

These free, hands-on classes are available on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to 15 participants. We recommend arriving at least one-half hour early to get an entry ticket. 

    Location: North Hill
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misc_none 3:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

January 31            Legos

February 7             Apptastic Afternoon

February 14          Zentangle

February 21          Board Games

February 28          Snap Circuits

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
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
 
rec_games 3:30 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, January 31 3:30 pm

Come in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll provide both board and card games, and sometimes we’ll have Life-Size games to try out. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play!

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Boulevard Branch Library   330-434-8726