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Monday December 1, 2014 -  Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 Email Account Mini-Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Call the branch to register for an appointment. 

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

    Location: Odom
Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

Mondays, 10:15-Noon

This wonderful group of crafters knits and crochets beautiful and useful items and then donates them to helping agencies in our community such as Akron Children's Hospital, Pregnanacy Care, and the Veterans' Administration.  If you are new to crafting, we would love to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them!

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minecraft Meet Here Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

Minecraft Meet Here

Bring your device or use our laptop to play, share, and teach everything Minecraft.  Catch up with friends during Winter Break. Creepers are even welcome.

Grades 3-up. 

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Baby Time

(6-24 months, with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23, 10:30 am

Bring your little one to enjoy our storytime that includes books, puppets and other toys.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop In Play Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

~~DROP IN PLAY DAYS
Tuesdays, December 16-30 at 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun!  Children ages 1-6 can play with toys, socialize with other children, and explore with art and craft materials.
 

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (PG)(76 min)

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

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

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

BEDTIME STORY TIME FOR FAMILIES

Stories, rhymes and more!

This program is for children and their families.

Please register in advance.

 

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

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

    Location: Mogadore
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Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Visit a Storybook Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

You are invited to a hands-on display of story books and stuffed-animal characters. Come, wander through and stop to linger with your favorite characters, and become part of a Story Time Wonderland where stories become real.

No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday December 28, 2014 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   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Winter Break Family Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Winter Break Family Films in the Auditorium, 2 pm

Monday, Dec. 29 – How to Train your Dragon 2
Tuesday, Dec. 30 – Frozen, Sing-Along Edition
 

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

Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners

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 or two! Attendance at Introduction to Computers is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

CHASING VERMEER by Blue Balliett

Chasing Vermeer

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop In Play Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

~~DROP IN PLAY DAYS
Tuesdays, December 16-30 at 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun!  Children ages 1-6 can play with toys, socialize with other children, and explore with art and craft materials.
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Magic Show featuring Rick Smith, Jr. and Drew Murray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Magicians Rick Smith, Jr. and Drew Murray will thrill the audience with their illusions and humor.

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Magic Show featuring Rick Smith, Jr. and Drew Murray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Magicians Rick Smith, Jr. and Drew Murray will thrill the audience with their illusions and humor.

    Location: Highland Square
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anim_penguin 2:00 PM Penguin Paper Folding Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Teen Tuesday is back during break.  Learn how to make a cool penguin, a baby penguin chick, and penguin trinket box by just folding paper. For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Winter Break Family Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Winter Break Family Films in the Auditorium, 2 pm

Monday, Dec. 29 – How to Train your Dragon 2
Tuesday, Dec. 30 – Frozen, Sing-Along Edition
 

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Computer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
    Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Maple Valley
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Doodle and Sketch Exhibit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

On Your Own Program:
Doodle & Sketch Exhibit
January 1-31
Doodle the winter away.  Visit the Teen Area for the Weekly Doodle Challenge and pick up an accompanying sketchbook to complete it.  Drawing utensils provided. Check back often to see the Exhibit grow.

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

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday January 2, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Email 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_generic 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wii Sports for Grades 1-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Too cold to play sports outside?  Play inside with your friends on our Wii game system.

For Grades 1-6.  No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday January 3, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Who, What and Why about the SAT and ACT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

Presented by The College Review.

Millions of teenagers will be taking the SAT and ACT tests this year, which always generates tons of stress and anxiety for both parent and student.  Remove some of the unknown about the ACT and SAT. The College Review will present some valuable statistics that families should know about the two tests.

    Location: Richfield
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rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow craft enthusiasts for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  All crafters are welcome.  Lots of table space to spread out.  

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Winter Sleepers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Winter Sleepers:  Did you know some animals sleep through the winter?  Enjoy stories and activities about animals that hibernate.

All ages. No registration needed.

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

Paws for Reading

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

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

Secret Agent Saturdays Movie Series
Adult movie programs

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

January 3 Goldfinger (PG 112 min)

Sean Connery returns as Agent 007 and faces off with a maniacal villain bent on destroying all the gold in Fort Knox-- and obliterating the world economy.

January 10 Spy Who Loved Me (PG 125 min)

Roger Moore brings inimitable style to Agent 007 as he teams with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova to stop the megalomaniac Stromberg from unleashing a horrific scheme for world domination.

February 7 GoldenEye (PG-13 130 min)

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

February 14 SkyFall (PG-13 143 min

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust - Bond. 007 aided only by field agent Eve, follows a trail that leads to Silva, whose motives have yet to reveal themselves.
    Location: Northwest Akron
Sunday January 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM Make and Take Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Balloon Bracelets

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

 

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

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

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

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:15 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.

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Windows for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Windows for Beginners

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

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

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

January 5                  Read any true crime book

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

    Location: Odom
 
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.

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM As Seen On T.V. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

New Year’s Resolution broken already?  Waiting till next week to start it?  Dan Bahry, Certified Personal Trainer from Akron-Canton Adventure Boot Camp conducts this FREE exercise series. See if T25 is your answer to get into shape this year.  None of us have time to waste that is why 25 minutes is all it takes.  This 3 part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Focus.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. And remember to wear your workout clothes.  Please call the Teen Department to register.  

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_snow 4:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

LACE BOWL

Create a lace bowl to hold your treasures.

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Boogie Woogie Books

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby-N-Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minute to Win It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Minute to Win It!
Tuesday, January 6 at 3:30 pm
For ages 11 -18
You've seen the television show, now try it yourself! Come and compete in some fun and wacky 60 second challenges. Please call 330.745.6126 to register.
 

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 6 on up

Wii Gaming

 

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

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Tea Light Snowman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Connect with us as we make adorable snowman tea lights that will light up your winter nights.

Please register for this program for adults.

 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

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

Mysterious Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 6 at 6:30 pm

ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich

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

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

Youth and Teen

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

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

HOW TO CREATE HEALTH IN YOUR LIFE

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

This one program will be presented on three different dates.

Please register for only ONE SESSION.

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

PAWS FOR READING

Read a book to one of our therapy dogs, Marley, Sonny, Jake and Halo, all certified through Therapy Dogs International.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours!  This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

Children of all ages are welcome.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Introduction to Computers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Computers: The Basics

Get acquainted with computers and our training series! Discover the differences between hardware and software, learn about storage devices and other computer components, and explore the Windows operating system.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

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

No registration needed.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

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

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

January 7th we will discuss THE ILLUSION OF SEPARATENESS by Simon Van Booy

The Illusion of Separateness


 

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

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

This month's selected book is: ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Kline

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

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM As Seen On T.V. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

New Year’s Resolution broken already?  Waiting till next week to start it?  Dan Bahry, Certified Personal Trainer from Akron-Canton Adventure Boot Camp conducts this FREE exercise series. See if T25 is your answer to get into shape this year.  None of us have time to waste that is why 25 minutes is all it takes.  This 3 part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Focus.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. And remember to wear your workout clothes.  Please call the Teen Department to register.  

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

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

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

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

 

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

Wii Wednesdays

For all ages

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

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

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Our selection for January is The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches From the Rust Belt by David Giffels.
  • Copies of the discussion book are available at the Culture & AV desk.
  • Ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
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Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years.

Miss JoAnna will keep your active toddler engaged with finger plays, flannel boards, puppets, props, songs, and books. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

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

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

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

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

Rhymes, feltboard stories, music and play time.

Advance registration is appreciated.

 

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Creating Workbooks

Learn how to create basic workbook files using Microsoft Excel 2007. Discover how to organize data more efficiently using spreadsheets. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Open Lab

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

 

Resume Workshop

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Word Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Word Games

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 11:15 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years.

Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art or science exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE MONUMENTS MEN by Robert Edsel

The Monuments Men

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2 pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_knitting 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit and Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

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

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

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

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

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

Reader’s Choice Book Discussion
Thursday, January 8 at 6:00 pm

A CHRISTMAS BLIZZARD by Garrison Keillor

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

December 4 LOCK IN by John Scalzi

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

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

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

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI
An Irish adventurer accompanies a beautiful woman and her husband on an ocean cruise, and soon becomes involved in murder!  Starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.  87 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.

 

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

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday monthly, December 11, January 8, February 12, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
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misc_none 6:30 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Drop Off Event: Thursday, January 8, 6:30 pm

Pick Up Event: Saturday, January 10, noon – 4 pm

Thursday night bring your stuffed animal for a special sleepover party.  You and your stuffed animal will listen to stories and participate in fun activities. Leave your fuzzy friend at the library for a special stuffed-animal only sleepover. Return on Saturday to pick up your friend and create a photo book of his or her adventures using pictures taken by our security cameras and art supplies. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café.

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How To Write and Publish Your Own Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   
   

How to Write and Self-Publish Your Own Book
 
Converse with local author and self-publisher Jim Burkett!   Mr. Burkett will walk you through the steps to write and self-publish your book. Jim Burkett is author and publisher of three books. His most recent book, THE LEARNED DISCIPLINES OF MANAGEMENT: HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT THINGS HAPPEN, has been selected as one of the best 30 business books published in 2014. Registration is requested by calling 330.659.4343.

    Location: Richfield
Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Setting Up Workbooks

Discover how to setup a workbook to meet your informational needs. Practice the different ways to duplicate, move, and edit data. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Preschool Play Time is once a month on Fridays.

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM As Seen on T.V. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

New Year’s Resolution broken already?  Waiting till next week to start it?  Dan Bahry, Certified Personal Trainer from Akron-Canton Adventure Boot Camp conducts this FREE exercise series. See if T25 is your answer to get into shape this year.  None of us have time to waste that is why 25 minutes is all it takes.  This 3 part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Focus.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. And remember to wear your workout clothes.  Please call the Teen Department to register.  

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tin Foil Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Create beautiful designs on tin foil.  Using sharpie markers and hot glue you’ll create an embossed and stained glass effect on your artwork.  

    Location: Odom
Saturday January 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

This program offers educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music, and movement to engage the particpants. Sensory Story Time includes a schedule board, a consistent program plan at each location and sensory opportunities. A call to reserve a spot is appreciated but not required: 330-784-2019

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_snowman 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club – Snowman Wine Glass Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Turn a dollar store wine glass into a fabulous centerpiece with a little paint and creativity.

Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

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

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

    Location: Odom
 
misc_treasurechest 11:00 AM Pirate and Princess Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Story Time

All ages are welcome!

Once upon a time, all young princesses and pirates in the realm were invited to enjoy a fun-filled day at the library. Hear some stories, make a craft, and enjoy some yummy treats!

Costumes are encouraged! 

Please register beginning December 22.

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

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

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

All ages. No registration needed.

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

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

    Location: Norton
 
anim_flyingbird 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Our Wild Feathered Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn how to photograph birds, improve your backyard feeding techniques and habitats, and explore the world of birding.  Presenters include Greg Miller at 12:30 pm - one of the three men who inspired the book and movie The Big YearChris Stranahan at 1:45 pm from Wild Birds Unlimited, and photographer Rob Blair at 3 pm. 

This program will be held in the Auditorium.

Please contact Science & Technology at 330-643-9075 to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-6996-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Secret Agent Saturdays Movie: The Spy Who Loved Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Secret Agent Saturdays Movie Series
Adult movie programs

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

January 10 Spy Who Loved Me (PG 125 min)

Roger Moore brings inimitable style to Agent 007 as he teams with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova to stop the megalomaniac Stromberg from unleashing a horrific scheme for world domination.

February 7 GoldenEye (PG-13 130 min)

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

February 14 SkyFall (PG-13 143 min

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

Turn donuts and Oreo cookies into snowmen treats.  And let’s not forget the hot chocolate!  Learn how to make 3 different edible food crafts using store bought items.  For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_snow_02 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Frozen Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Share your love of all things Frozen with a sing-along, games, crafts and treats! 

Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM We Wear the Mask Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Therapist Darlene Beecher will offer an enlightening program about the discovery of self. Using therapeutic art, Ms Beecher will have each person create their own unique face mask. After the masks are created a brief discussion will take place to express thoughts of what was experienced while under the mask. Ms. Beecher has offered this program in the past and has received insightful reviews about participant's experience.

Note: Participants will be using petroleum jelly and Plaster of Paris on their faces to create their masks.

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

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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lib_book3 Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

THE NEW YEAR by Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

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

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

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:15 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.

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No registration necessary.

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

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

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Typing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (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: Main Library
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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.

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

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

January 12    CITY OF WOMEN by David Gillham

February 9    CALEB’S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks

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

LITTLE NIGHT by Luanne Rice

Little Night: A Novel

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

In this month's selection, Clare Burke’s life took a devastating turn when she defended her sister, Anne, from an abusive husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. Nearly twenty years later—long estranged from her sister—Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when Anne’s daughter, Grit, shows up on her doorstep. When it appears that Anne has followed Grit, each woman wonders what their long-awaited reunion will bring. Little Night is a riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together.

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

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

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

Make your document stand out! Explore the different ways to change how text looks. Learn how to change the style and effect of text. Discover additional formatting techniques that can be applied to document paragraphs. Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WINTER SKY by Patricia Reilly Giff

Winter Sky

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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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 Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Learn How to Build a Healthy Snack for the New Year.  Katie Stitzel, Registered Dietitian from Green Market District, will be on hand to share tips and tricks to keeping that New Year’s resolution.  Make a small sample to enjoy after the presentation.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Movie Night: Warm Bodies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

When a recently turned zombie meets the daughter of the military leader charged with eradicating them, no one on either side will ever be the same.

For teens. Call or stop by to register. 

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

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

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

BAND OF SISTERS by Cathy Gohlke

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PAINT ON SALT

Have you ever painted on salt?  Come in and see what happens!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Family Story Time

Mondays, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Green
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

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

 

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

For babies up to 24 months.

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

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

Boogie Woogie Books

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

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

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

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

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

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

The Second Tuesday of each month, (Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10), 10:30-11:30 am

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby-N-Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly book discussion. For January, we will discuss sports biographies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
trans_train 6:00 PM Friends of Portage Lakes Library Present: A Look at the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

The Friends of Portage Lakes Library will hold their annual election of officers and a brief meeting at 6 pm.  All are welcome to attend and asked to bring hors d’evours to share. 

Mel Vye will begin his presentation on North Korea at 6:30 pm.  Melvin Vye is Professor Emeritus of Electronic Engineering Technology at The University of Akron.  A world traveler, he has visited over 90 countries on all seven continents.  In September 2013, he spent 16 days in North Korea.  Join us as he discusses the current state of affairs in North Korea and shares the pictures he took while there.

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

Google Drive

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


Please visit our website for more information:

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

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You'll help plan teen programs, decorate the teen area and contribute to our Teen Blog.  It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department for more information. 

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

Adult Program

Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes?  Then join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share.  Get some new ideas and meet some new friends.  Cookbook Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes.  Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun. 

 

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

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

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

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

This class will meet in meeting room 1 on the High Street Level.

Please contact the Science and Technology Division to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

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

No registration needed.

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

Food for Thought Book Discussion

Wednesdays, 1 pm

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

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

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

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

The Color of Water: a Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride

    Location: Maple Valley
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ent_microphone1 2:00 PM Social Security 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCIAL SECURITY 101:  MAXIMIZING BENEFITS

For individuals who have not yet made their Social Security elections, and for those who are currently receiving benefits.  Strategies discussed include best times to begin collecting benefits, and ways to reduce or eliminate taxes on their current benefits.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Basic Windows Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Windows for Beginners

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

iPad: Beyond E-readers

Do you own an iPad device and have no idea how to work it?  Then this is the class for you.   Other than e-books or Audiobooks what can I do with my android device?  How do I download apps or connect to Wi-Fi? Get the answer to these questions and more with this exciting class.  Prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Let it Snow for Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Let it Snow for Fun
Grades K-2

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

Registration starts January 5

Wednesday, January 14, 4 pm

We will celebrate snow with games, creative dramatics, and other activities.

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

Club Choice challenge!

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

Clean Out the Craft Closet

For grades K - 5
Make some sand art, and get creative with a variety of other crafty materials. Wear old clothes or bring a cover-up.

    Location: Tallmadge
Thursday January 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years.

Miss JoAnna will keep your active toddler engaged with finger plays, flannel boards, puppets, props, songs, and books. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

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

Rhymes, feltboard stories, music and play time.

Advance registration is appreciated.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 11:15 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years.

Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art or science exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

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

Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting and crochet projects.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minute to Win It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

You've seen the television show, now try it yourself!  Come and compete in some fun and wacky 60 second challenges.

For ages 11 - 18.

Please register for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_summertime 6:00 PM Family Fun Nights: Beach Blanket Bash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

Wear a swimsuit and bring your beach towel for some summertime fun to chase away the winter blahs!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM Zentangle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Carol Bailey Floyd, certified Zentangle Teacher, will teach Zentangle, an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a form of meditation that increases focus and creativity.

Registration is requested for this two-hour presentation.

Class size is limited so please call 330.628.9228 to register.

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

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
A motley gang of misfits must work together to save the galaxy! Blockbuster hit starring Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close. Rated PG-13. 121 min


 

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

Northwest Akron Needle Crafters

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

 

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

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

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday January 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM No School Movie Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG-13) (121 min)

    Location: Odom
Saturday January 17, 2015 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 Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Madden 2015 Xbox 360 Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Registration begins January 5. All ages. Please note: this is non-instructional, no coaching tournament.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 20, January 17, February 21, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
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lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Penguin Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Pengin stories, activities, and a cool treat to make.

All ages. No registration needed.

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

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

Children of all ages are welcome.

No registration is requested.  

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

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 20, January 17, February 21, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_sun 1:00 PM College Prep Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Megan Vogias from Sylvan Learning Center will be here to discuss what you need to know about getting into college. 

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

Paws for Reading

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

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

Are you missing warm weather and an opportunity to get messy? Join Miss JoAnna for a day of messy play to break up the winter blues. This drop-in family event features a variety of messy, sensory experiences so please dress ready to play!

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

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

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_balloons 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Fun Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Games and Hot Chocolate

Come in from the cold, play some board games and sip on some cozy hot chocolate.

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Relaxology and Bodywork Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Massage Therapist, Holly Randle, LMT, as she explains the health benefits of massage therapy. At this informative program, Ms. Randle will demonstrate simple hand and chair massages. Ms. Randle has over 37 years of experience. She specializes in geriatric and therapeutic massage therapy. She is also certified in reflexology.

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday January 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

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

 

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

For babies up to 24 months.

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

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

Boogie Woogie Books

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

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

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

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

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby-N-Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
med_stethoscope 1:30 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Managing Arthritis Today

Drs. Robert and Rebecca Ault will be speaking on arthritis and how to stop, prevent or reverse it. Topics will include the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, nutritional support, joint mobility, bone density and a properly functioning nervous system.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen Program: Minute to Win It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Minute to Win It!
For ages 11 to 18

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

Tuesday, January 20, 3:30 pm

You've seen the television show, now try it yourself! Come and compete in some fun and wacky 60 second challenges.

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 6 on up

Card and Journal Making: Some cards will be donated to Hattie Larlham Center

 

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

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

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

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

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion.  For January, we will discuss MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Hot Chocolate Reindeer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Warm up your winter as we make adorable hot chocolate reindeer bags ready to be mixed with some steaming water for a mouth-watering hot drink.

Please register for this program for adults.

 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

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

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely market topics and potential solutions to help you stay on track. 

Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228 to register.

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

PAWS FOR READING

Read a book to one of our therapy dogs, Marley, Sonny, Jake and Halo, all certified through Therapy Dogs International.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours!  This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

Children of all ages are welcome.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM Books You Might have Missed 2014 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BOOKS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 2014

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

January 20 TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Location: Green
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

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

No registration needed.

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

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

Book discussions are on the third Wednesday of each month.

 

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday monthly, 1 pm

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

January 21 DELICIOUS by Ruth Reichl

February 18 TERMINAL CITY by Linda Fairstein

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Past Times Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Past Times Book Club
Wednesday, January 21 at 2:00 pm

JULIET’S NURSE by Lois Leveen

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Yoga Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Librarian Nancy Hayes. 

Please register in advance for this program.

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

Special Performer: Mad Science

Grades K-5

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_clock_alarm 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Minute To Win It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   3308257800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Minute To Win It.  

Back this year for Round TWO, we are taking these ultimate 60 second competitions to a whole new level!  Test your skills and challenge a friend.   See if you really can win it in a minute.  We dare you!

    Location: Norton
Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years.

Miss JoAnna will keep your active toddler engaged with finger plays, flannel boards, puppets, props, songs, and books. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

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

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

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

Rhymes, feltboard stories, music and play time.

Advance registration is appreciated.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 11:15 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years.

Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art or science exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Diana Wayand invites you to continue the open conversation. Ms. Wayand is a member of the Emily Dickinson International Society, a graduate of Kent State University attending classes in the MFA creative writing program, and currently pursuing an independent study of Dickinson.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM After School Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 4-12. Please register in advance. 

Celebrate Chocolate! The book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl is 50 years old. We'll have fun with candy bar taste testing, a candy river relay, chocolate playdoh and more!

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

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

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

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

Ages 6 – 10.

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

    Location: Highland Square
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lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

It’s Potluck Night!  Join us as we enjoy our first meeting of the New Year with dinner & discussion.  Bring a favorite side dish, salad or dessert to share.  Main dish will be provided.  Be ready to discuss one of the following books:

FACEOFF David Baldacci

MURDER AT MULLINGS Dorothy Cannell

NEVER COMING BACK Tim Weaver

NINE DAYS: a mystery Minerva Koenig

NOTORIOUS Allison Brennan

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_joystick.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Retro Video Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   
   

Retro Video Games

Nintendo, Atari, Pac-Man what does it all mean?  Adults will enjoy this trip down memory lane on Thursday, January 22 at 6 pm. Akron-Summit County Public Library Librarian and video game aficionado, Brian Burch will present this blast from the past retro video game program.  Please register beginning Monday, January 5.

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

DOLPHIN TALE 2
A dolphin’s surrogate mother has passed away and her human friends must find her a new companion. Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr., Nathan Gamble and Julia Winter.  Rated PG.  107 min


 

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

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibary.org
   

Book Discussion Group

Join us every month as we discuss a diverse selection of fiction and non-fiction.  New members are always welcome.  Call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Mystery Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE MEDITERRANEAN CAPER by Clive Cussler

The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt Series #1)

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

No registration required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some crime solving with other mystery lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book3 7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Firestone Park Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

This book club is for everyone in the Firestone Park community who is 18 and up.  Join your neighbors as we discuss WILD by Cheryl Strayed.  

    Location: Firestone Park
Friday January 23, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Perler Bead Designs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Have fun creating with Perler beads and boards.  

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

Project Runway: Messenger Bags

Grades 6-12

You'll have a blank canvas bag and 45 minutes to bring a fantastic creation to life.  All supplies provided.  Please contact the branch to register.

    Location: Firestone Park
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Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_sound 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants.  Sensory Story Time includes a schedule board, a consistent program plan at each location and sensory opportunities.  A call to reserve a spot is appreciated but not required.

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

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

    Location: Odom
 
nat_sun 11:00 AM Super Bowl Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Play Madden, eat pizza and other snacks, and get ready for the biggest football game of the year! PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM.

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
school_chemistry1 2:00 PM Science Saturday Fun: Science Tricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Learn the science behind tricks you can do to surprise friends and family! Hands-on science learning and experimenting.

For Grades K- 6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_party1 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Peanut Butter Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PEANUT BUTTER PARTY

Come and celebrate National Peanut Butter Day!

Sample peanut butter candy, cookies, natural peanut butter and play peanut butter games.

Program is open to students in grade 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Sunday January 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:15 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.

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No registration necessary.

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

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

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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.

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

Capture winter in a jar with this classic craft.

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

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS by Gennifer Choldenko

Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz Series #1)

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

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

 

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

For babies up to 24 months.

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

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

Boogie Woogie Books

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

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

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

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

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby-N-Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

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

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

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

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 6 on up

New Year, New You: All about resolutions and more

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

Please register for this program for adults.

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

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You'll help plan teen programs, decorate the teen area and contribute to our Teen Blog.  It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department for more information. 

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

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

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

BEDTIME STORY TIME FOR FAMILIES

Stories, rhymes and more!

This program is for children and their families.

Please register in advance.

 

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

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

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

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

No registration needed.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

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

Board Games

Grades K-5

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

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

Talk and play everything Pokémon.

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

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

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

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

Hot Wheels Derby

Grades K-2

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

Registration starts January 5

Wednesday, January 28, 4 pm

Calling all future race car drivers!

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

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

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

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

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

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

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

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

Rhymes, feltboard stories, music and play time.

Advance registration is appreciated.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ages 6 – 10.

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

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

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


Theme:  NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL COOKBOOK

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

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



 

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

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba with Aundrey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

All ages.  No registration needed.

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

Youth and Teen

New designs to make your nails sparkle!

Refreshments will be served. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

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

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

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

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

Make Your Own Valentines

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

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

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No registration necessary.

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

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEART SOAPS

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

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

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

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

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

For babies up to 24 months.

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
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    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

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

Toddler Story Time

(2 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 6 on up

Wii Gaming

 

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

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

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

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

Please register for this program for adults.

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

Mysterious Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30 pm

 

THE HOUSE ON TRADD STREET by Karen White

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

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

Youth and Teen

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

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

HOW TO CREATE HEALTH IN YOUR LIFE

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

This one program will be presented on three different dates.

Please register for only ONE SESSION.

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

PAWS FOR READING

Read a book to one of our therapy dogs, Marley, Sonny, Jake and Halo, all certified through Therapy Dogs International.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours!  This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

Children of all ages are welcome.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Spa Time Hand Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

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

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

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

No registration needed.

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

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

February 4th we will discuss GREAT EXPECTATIONS by  Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

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

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

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

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

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

Movie and Popcorn

Grades K-5

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

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

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

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

 

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

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

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

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

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

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

Ages 19 months -6 years.

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

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

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

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

Easy Stories, music time and active learning.

Advance registration is appreciated.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Word Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Word Games

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

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

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

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

Ages 6 – 10.

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

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

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

THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS by Claire Messud

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

 

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

Family Program

All ages welcome. 

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

Please register beginning January 9

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

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

December 4 LOCK IN by John Scalzi

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

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

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

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




 

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

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

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

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

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

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

    Location: Green
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow craft enthusiasts for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  All crafters are welcome.  Lots of table space to spread out.  

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Paws for Reading

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

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

Secret Agent Saturdays Movie Series
Adult movie programs

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

February 7 GoldenEye (PG-13 130 min)

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

February 14 SkyFall (PG-13 143 min

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

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

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

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

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

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

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

WHAT I DID FOR LOVE by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

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

For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No registration necessary.

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

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

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 9    CALEB’S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks

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

THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

Join us the second Monday of each month at 1 pm

 

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

FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behavior

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

For teens.  Call or stop by to register

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

Meatless Mondays by Linda Bunyan, Volunteer Distric Leader HSUS.

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

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

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

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

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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

LIL LOVE MONSTERS

Lil love monsters are invading for Valentine's Day.

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

Please register in advance.

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

Family Story Time

Mondays, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

For babies up to 24 months.

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

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

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

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

Toddler Story Time

(2 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

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

The Second Tuesday of each month, (Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10), 10:30-11:30 am

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

No registration needed.

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

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

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

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

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

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly book discussion. For February, we will discuss presidential biographies.

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

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

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

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

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

No Bake Valentine's Day Desserts

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

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

Whether you're looking to get volunteer hours for school or you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You'll help plan teen programs, decorate the teen area and contribute to our Teen Blog.  It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department for more information. 

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

Adult Program

Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes?  Then join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share.  Get some new ideas and meet some new friends.  Cookbook Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes.  Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun. 

 

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

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

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

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

No registration needed.

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

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

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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

Adult Program

Presented by the Summit County Historical Society. 

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

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

Valentine's Day Craft

Grades K-5

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

FAMILY TIES by Gary Paulsen

Family Ties

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_games 4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BOARD GAMES

Relax and play some board games with friends!

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

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Please register in advance.

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

Hearty Valentine Celebration

Grades K-2

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

Registration starts January 5

Wednesday, February 11, 4 pm

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

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

Balloon Car Challenge!

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

Valentine's Day is For Everyone

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

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

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

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

Ages 19 months -6 years.

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

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

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

 

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

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

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½.

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

(There will be no program March 5)

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

Preschool Valentine Crafting

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

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

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

Easy Stories, music time and active learning.

Advance registration is appreciated.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE POSTMISTRESS by Sarah Blake

The Postmistress

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2 pm.

No registration required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some adult discussion with other book lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM History of the Victorian Valentine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

The handmade Victorian Valentine, a romantic token of love, reached its Golden Age during the reign of Queen Victoria. Discover the “hidden secrets” of verse, learn about Penny Dredfuls and view a vintage collection of Valentines. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K – 6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along!

Love Legos? Visit the Mogadore Branch Library to build and create with friends! 

Building Advice: Please leave your Lego blocks at home; it can be really hard to keep track of which ones are yours.  We will supply the Legos!

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Gaming, crafts, books, music and more.

    Location: Ellet
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nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tailgate Nacho Make and Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Just because the big game has come and gone, doesn't mean the spirit can't carry on.  Come and make a nacho snack that is sure to satisfy.

For ages 11 - 18.

Please register for this progam.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Theatre Workshop with Debra Totti Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 – 10.

Debora Totti is an Italian actress with many years of experience in performance and research. She has taught theatre in Akron at Miller South School for the Arts and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. For four years she taught creative movement at the Discovery Montessori School. This acting workshop is perfect for students planning to audition for Miller South School for the Performing and Visual Arts Drama program.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookpurple 6:00 PM A is for Akron Booktalk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Join authors Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson as they discuss their delightful new book about Akron, A IS FOR AKRON: AN A TO Z LIST OF AKRON’S PLACES AND THINGS THAT MAKE US SMILE.

Join us for this nostalgic survey of Akron’s proud past and a look at our future.

This presentation will be followed by a book signing.

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM Family Program: Build it Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends from Bricks 4 Kidz!  Build, play and explore with Legos.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Two strangers meet by chance in a railway station and soon fall in love. Based on the play by Noel Coward.  Motion picture masterpiece starring Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson and Stanley Holloway.  86 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.





 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_lincoln 6:30 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Join historical presenter Paul Goebbel as he chronicles all the attempts made on Abraham Lincoln's life up to and including John Wilkes Booth.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
food_coffee 6:30 PM Chocolate Spoon Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

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