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

Call the branch to register for an appointment. 

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

    Location: Odom
Sunday March 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 March 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM Make and Take Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Pipe Cleaner Ninjas

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330.724.2126   
   

ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris

No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!  Pick up new selections each month.  Discussion questions, read-a-like lists and author information included with each book.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ravelry.com: A Tool for Crocheting & Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Ravelry.com: A tool for Crocheting & Knitting

Have you ever wished you knew how many skeins of green yarn you have? Have you wanted to keep track of all the projects you want to do someday? Are you looking for a place to track what you are currently working on? Do you want to share your progress with others? Ravelry is a place for knitters and crocheters to track of yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look for ideas and inspiration. Raverly can be used as just a basic pattern searching tool or for so much more.  

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM String Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Get artsy with string!  Come make something extraordinary out of something that is ordinary.

For ages 11 - 18

Please register for this program

 

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Mug of Cocoa Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Make a mug of hot chocolate mix to keep you warm through the last days of cold weather.

.  Call 330.666.4888 or stop by to register for this program.

    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   
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Spot and Stop a Scam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about the latest scams in the area and how to protect yourself.  A speaker from the Summit County Consumer Affairs office will be here to educate and inform us about deceptive practices. Meeting Room 2 A&B @ Main Library

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

North Hill Evening Book Discussion

This month we will be discussing THE MONUMENTS MEN by Robert M Edsel.  Books are available for checkout one month before the discussion.  New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

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

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

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

Preschool Story Time
(3-5 year-olds)

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

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

Registration for story times and primary events begins February 2

    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
   


Tuesdays, March 3-31, 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun! Children ages 1-6 and their families can stop by for open play in the library meeting room. No formal program is presented, just a chance for the little ones to come to the library and enjoy our collection of toys and to make new friends.

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

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

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_twodancers 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore with sensory play, blocks, moveable toys, puzzles, and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends. 

 

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

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

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

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project LEarn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Baby and Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Families with children ages 0-35 months are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and fun with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Last Will and Testament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the basics of Estate Planning. Covered topics include writing your Will, considering a Power of Attorney and the necessity of Advanced Health Care Directives.

    Location: Ellet
 
food_teapot.GIF 6:00 PM Tea and Sandwiches Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Ready to relax?  Join us as we sit back with a nice cup of hot tea and make cute shamrock-shaped cucumber sandwiches to munch on.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

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

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

Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm

THE BURGLAR IN THE LIBRARY by Lawrence Block

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

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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Wednesday March 4, 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 10:30am

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

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    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, craft and more! 

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

March 4  GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens

    Location: Norton
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

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

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

This month's selected book is: INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

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

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

Windows 8

Personalize your Windows 8 experience, learn how to navigate, check out the exciting new features, and add new Apps to your PC.  Learn how to efficiently use old desk-top feature in new Windows 8.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Movie and Popcorn

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Elementary Einsteins (Grades 3-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

School-Age Programs
Grades 3-5
Please call 330.836.1081 to register.

Elementary Einsteins
Wednesdays, March 4, April 1, 4 pm

Enjoy science and like to create messy experiments?  Join us at the Elementary Einsteins program to tie together books, science, art and of course fun!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   
   

Read a book to Molly the dog for fun, reading practice.

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

TAB Meeting

The Norton Branch Library Needs YOU!

Attend and participate in monthly meetings.

Help plan programs and events for teens.

Offer your opinions about the Teen section, the collection and the Library.

Work with others in a team setting.

Have fun!

 

    Location: Norton
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Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green 10:00 AM NatureConnect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Seed Challenge

On your own at the library, stop by our NatureConnect window in the children's area for this month's activity.  Complete the activity and take it to the desk for a small prize.

This month match the seeds with their plants.

 

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

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

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

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

Jitterbugs Story Times is every Thursday at 10:15 am from March 5 through May 21.  All ages story time.

 

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Thursdays, March 5 - April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
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, March 5, April 2, May 7, 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3 and up.

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

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner & intermediate friendly.

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

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Knit and Crochet Club

Do you love to knit or crochet? Join us as we create projects to be donated to charity, or work on one of your own.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox 360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Joyce   330.836.1081   
   

Primary Grades Programs
Grades K-2
Please call 330.836.1081 to register.

Thursday March 5, 4 pm

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with words, craft, music, and food!

    Location: Northwest Akron
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lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Peace of Mind Legal Series: Will Based Estate Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

In this unique 8 part series, Peace of Mind, Attorney Linda Chugh Ulinski, guides you through the most important and useful information you need to understand your estate planning and estate administration options. Covered topics include Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate, Ohio Advanced Health Care Directives, Guardianships, Medicaid, and Taxes.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 pm 

STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Speculative Fiction Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

THE STRANGE LIBRARY by Haruki Murakami

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami--a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination.
    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 BOXTROLLS
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes... even rectangles. An orphaned human boy raised by trash-collecting trolls attempts to save them from a villainess exterminator in this animated fantasy comedy.  Rated PG.  96 min

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM iPads & Beyond (must bring device) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

iPads & Beyond

Do you own an iPad and want to know where to begin? This class will take you through setting up your iPad to downloading Apps. Must know your Apple ID to download Apps.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
 
food_coffeecup 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cafe Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Enjoy tasting some different coffees, coffee flavorings, and tea.    

    Location: Odom
 
lib_book_sale 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Mogadore Library Preview Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Mogadore Branch Library Book Sale

Friday, March 6, 4–6 pm Preview Sale for Friends members only.

Not a Friends member? You can sign-up the day of the sale.

    Location: Mogadore
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 AM Saturday Movie: You Pick the Flick! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Yohn   330.535.9423   eyohn@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday Movie: You Pick the Flick!

Saturdays, March 7, April 4, May 2

We will have two great movies picked out--You vote which one you want to watch--we all watch the winner and enjoy some movie snacks!  Invite your friends, bring your family--there will be plenty of popcorn.  All movies will have a family friendly rating of PG-13 or lower.

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

Meet here to learn basic Chinese with a local instructor. Registration is suggested but not required. 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Mogadore Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Sale

Find some new to you books, movies, music and much much more!

    Location: Mogadore
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misc_none 10:30 AM Chess World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Chess boards provided, all ages and expertise. Assistance is available for beginners.

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

Sensory Story Time

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants, as well as a half-hour of play time for the whole family’s enjoyment.  Please call the library with questions or to reserve a spot.

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

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

With nearly 10,000 databases, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches. When possible, time for practice searching is also provided. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Stuffed Animal Sleep-Over: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Special Saturday Story Time
Saturday Story Time Sampler: every First and Third Saturday of the month, 11 am

Bring a stuffed animal to story time and leave your stuffed friend for a weekend sleep-over at the library. Children will be able to pick up their stuffed animal and a scrapbook of the activities their stuffed friend did at the library on Monday, March 9.

Stuffed Animal Pickup: Monday, March 9, 10am - 8pm

All ages.  No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Japanese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330.659.4343   jstencel@akronlibrary.org
   

Newly added! From the same instructor bringing you Chinese Class, come learn basic Japanese every Satudary*.  Registration is suggested but not required. 

*Unless noted. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kapow.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Xbox Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6 and up can test their skills on Xbox games.  

    Location: Odom
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Like to create fun projects?  Join us the first Saturday of each month for crafting fun.   Preschool through grade 4 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 a book to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
nat_sun 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NORTON TEEN TIME Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

VIDEO GAME DAY

Do you love video games?  So do we! 

Show off your skills and you hang out with your friends while you battle on the big screen. 

Snacks provided and no registration is necessary.  

 

 

    Location: Norton
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted learn sign language? Here’s your opportunity! Join instructor Paul Wray for three workshops focusing on the basic fundamentals of sign language. Ms. Wray has been teaching sign language for over fifteen years. She has acted as an interpreter for Gospel meets Symphony and YEPAW (Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop). Over the years she has provided instruction for all ages and a variety of groups.

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

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

You are invited to drop in for open play time for your young ones.  Toys and hands on learning kits provided by the library for use.  Free takeaway materials also provided.  Two Mondays each month.  

March 9, 23; April 6, 20; and, May 4, 18.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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 1-4 with a caregiver.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

In a hurry?  No time to read a full-length book?  Join us in reading and discussing a short story each month.  You can pick up a copy of the short story of the month or it can be emailed to you at least two weeks before the discussion date. 

March 9                    AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE by Ambrose Bierce

April 6                       THE ICE PALACE by F. Scott Fitzgerald

May 11                     CELEBRATION IN CHARLESTON by William Howard Russell

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 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, February 16.

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

Join us the second Monday of each month.

"The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chavalier

    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
   

THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom

The Kitchen House

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, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

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

Microsoft Windows for Beginners

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME!

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

    Location: North Hill
 
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   
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
trans_plane1 6:15 PM Fly Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by local historian Ray Hoffman.  Mr. Hoffman will present information about the contributions of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II.

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

Mondays, 6:30 pm

March 9 - THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarity

April 13 - THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood

May 11 - THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce

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

Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years.

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

(There will be no program March 2)

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

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

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

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

Preschool Story Time
(3-5 year-olds)

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

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

Registration for story times and primary events begins February 2

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

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

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

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
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   
   

A Time To Play: the Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30am

A Time to Play is for young children (ages 2-5) with a caregiver. Hands-on, ageappropriate play experiences and materials will be available for children and their caregivers. Children and adults can make friends, share stories, create and play together.

For Ages 2-5. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
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
   


Tuesdays, March 3-31, 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun! Children ages 1-6 and their families can stop by for open play in the library meeting room. No formal program is presented, just a chance for the little ones to come to the library and enjoy our collection of toys and to make new friends.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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, finger plays, creative art and playtime!  Ages 6-30 months recommended with a caregiver.  No registration required.

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_twodancers 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore with sensory play, blocks, moveable toys, puzzles, and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends. 

 

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
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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 March, we will discuss THE DINNER by Herman Koch.

Copies will be available at Green Branch after Tuesday, February 10.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Strategies for Maximizing Your Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Chris Lawrence from the Richfield Financial Group will address concerns that face current retirees as well as those just planning ahead. We will discuss strategies for not outliving your money, reducing taxes, eliminating market risk and protecting your assets from nursing homes. Participants will be offered a free one-on-one financial check-up. 

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Busy Persons Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Firestone Park Community Center

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

THE LOCK ARTIST by Steve Hamilton

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 1: The Basics

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Tuesday, March 10 at 3:30 pm 

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mini Canvas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Creat a MINI CANVAS by painting a one of a kind masterpiece to decorate your room.

    Location: Kenmore
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Baby and Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Families with children ages 0-35 months are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and fun with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

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

Whether you’re looking to get volunteer hours for school or you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You’ll help plan teen programs and decorate the teen area. It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stitch Clique Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_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. 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
   

Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner & intermediate friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
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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 10:30am

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

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    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, craft and more! 

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

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

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

The Native Son by Richard Wright

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM Author Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Agatha Rae, Author Visit

Wednesday, March 11, 2 :00 pm

Join fantasy and romance author Agatha Rae for a book signing and to discuss her latest novel. 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Grades K-5

St. Patrick's Day

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGOS

Open Lego play!

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
 
holiday_birthdaycake 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM School Age Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

For grades K - 5
Hear a favorite Dr. Seuss story. Then, make a truffula tree and sing "Happy Birthday" to The Cat in the Hat and eat some cupcakes you decorate in his honor.

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

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

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

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

Jitterbugs Story Times is every Thursday at 10:15 am from March 5 through May 21.  All ages story time.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Thursdays, March 5 - April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Caldecott Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate what makes a great picture book in your child's story time.  Enjoy award winning stories and literacy-enriched activities.

Please register in advance in person, by phone or email.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Making Connections: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

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

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
office_lightbulb 2:00 PM Career Guidance Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Career Guidance Sessions

Join Mick Rogers from Goodwill Industries of Akron as he gives guidance on writing resumes and interviewing skills. Each session is being offered twice and includes time for individual assistance.

March 12 & 26 at 2 pm
Ways You Need to Change Your Resume

Find out the 2 ways you probably need to change your thinking about your resume if you want to get a call to be followed by a general Q & A regarding resumes.

March 19 & April 2 at 2 pm
Preparing for Your Interview

Learn how to communicate with an interviewer. You can't get your point across unless you know what your point is.

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_none 2:00 PM Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

Wednesday, March 11, 2 pm

With almost 9,000 databases and billions of images, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches.  As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended. 

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 3: Advanced Features

Advanced features covered include photo album shows, automation, animation, more with backgrounds, charts, and other miscellaneous items. Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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 Xbox 360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet 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 Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading


Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm
March 12, April 9, May 14

Thursdays with Pepper and Blossom, 4pm
March 26, April 23, May 28

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project LEarn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_treasurechest 6:00 PM Antique Appraisal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, March 12, 6:00 pm

Bring your favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason Adams. Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms). For large items, you can bring a photograph. Spectators are welcome and do not need to register. Program size is limited so please call 330.628.9228 to register. Please call if you need to cancel your reservation. 

    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 necessary.

    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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Coffee & Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday monthly, March 12, April 9, May 14, 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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anim_owl 6:30 PM The Raptors of Nimisila Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

The bald eagle and osprey are returning to Nimisila Reservoir!

Get hooked on our Reservoir’s bonanza of birds. Check out an eagle skull and talons! Dissect an owl pellet! All ages welcome.

Registration begins Monday, February 2.

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

SOCRATES 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 Wednesday of each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome, age 16 and over.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday March 13, 2015 Go To Top
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 children 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
 
ent_filmproj 3:30 PM After School Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the first day of spring by watching this popular movie.  Sing along if you like.  Snack and a chance to win a door prize for all who attend.

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

Meet here to learn basic Chinese with a local instructor. Registration is suggested but not required. 

    Location: Richfield
 
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_house.GIF 10:30 AM First-Time Homebuyers Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, March 14, 10:30 am

Join Dawn Maloney, a RE/MAX Associate, to get tips and expert advice on buying your first home. Please call 330.628.9228 to register.

    Location: Mogadore
 
relig_easter2 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club Fabric-Covered Easter Eggs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Using fabric scraps and Mod-Podge, design 3 unique eggs to display in the paper Easter basket you will also be creating.   With just a few cuts and folds of scrapbooking paper, have a paper basket ready to go in just minutes. Class size is limited.   Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

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

Basic Windows Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in Family History

Join the Special Collections Division for an introduction to genealogy for new family historians. This class includes an overview of genealogical sources available at the library, suggestions for getting started, and tips for organizing your research.


This class meets in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library. Time permitting, a tour of the Special Collections Division on the Third Floor will be included.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Minion Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

It’s all about the minions! Come enjoy minion crafts, games, and an edible minion!

All ages are welcome.

Registration begins Monday, February 2.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Japanese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330.659.4343   jstencel@akronlibrary.org
   

Newly added! From the same instructor bringing you Chinese Class, come learn basic Japanese every Satudary*.  Registration is suggested but not required. 

*Unless noted. 

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

Paws for Reading: the Second Saturday of each month, 11am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.  Children can practice their reading skills and pet some friendly pooches!  Don't read on your own?  The dog's handler will read a book to you.

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
 
rec_origami_crane 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Iris Folding Card Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

Iris Folding Card Creations

As spring finally approaches, join us in making decorative cards for the upcoming holidays! We will have templates available for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and an assortment
of other spring themes. Supplies will be provided. Please call the Branch at 330.745.6126 to register as spaces are limited.
Registration begins February 16.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM Peep House Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes   330.644.7050   
   

You’ve heard of building Gingerbread houses at the holidays, how about building a house for your Easter Peeps?  Using graham crackers, icing and your imagination design the perfect place for your Peep to nest.  Crashed and broke, no problem, eat your efforts!  For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
z_cust_familyplace 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Meet Angela C. Robinson-Author Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Author Angela C. Robinson will share valuable parenting tips from her new book PRACTICAL STEPS TO PARENTING YOUR CHILD. Ms. Robinson has a Barchelor of Arts Degree in Family and Child Development and Certified Parent Educator from the University of Akron.  She has over ten years of experience working with children and parents in early intervention, child protective services and juvenile justice.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

For children of ALL ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers. Our program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as a play time. Please call to register.

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

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
nat_tulip.GIF 10:00 AM NatureConnect Make It-Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

March - May, 2015

Pick up a sunflower starter kit from your Norton Branch and record your plant's progress for the library's 

NatureConnect area in the Children's Resource Area.

 

    Location: Norton
 
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 10:15 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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am  - 12 pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

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rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

Typing

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM String Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Get artsy with string! Make something extraordinary out of something that is ordinary. Call, email or stop by the branch to register.

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

WHITE FUR FLYING by Patricia MacLachlan

White Fur Flying

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

TOTORO

Would you like a fuzzy pet?  Come needle-felt a Totoro!

For students in grade 5 and up.  Teen Cafe' meets one Monday a month at 4pm.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Iron Chef Competition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Will your team win the coveted plastic knife award?  Use the ingredients provided to build the best sandwich.  It will be an evening of food, fun and competition.

Call 330.666.4888 or stop by to register for this program.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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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   
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 8 [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 8

Personalize your Windows 8 experience, learn how to navigate, check out the exciting new features, and add new Apps to your PC.  Learn how to efficiently use old desk-top feature in new Windows 8.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!

THE BOOK OF LIFE (PG) (95 MIN)

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

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years.

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

(There will be no program March 2)

    Location: Mogadore
Tuesday March 17, 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 Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Music Together Summit. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Celebrate “Sing With Your Child Month” with David Palomo of Music Together Summit. Children ages birth-5 and their caregiver are invited to join Mr. David for dancing, singing and musical fun. No registration required. 

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

Preschool Story Time
(3-5 year-olds)

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

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

Registration for story times and primary events begins February 2.

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

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

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

Ages 3 and up. 

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

(There will be no program March 3)

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_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
   


Tuesdays, March 3-31, 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun! Children ages 1-6 and their families can stop by for open play in the library meeting room. No formal program is presented, just a chance for the little ones to come to the library and enjoy our collection of toys and to make new friends.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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, finger plays, creative art and playtime!  Ages 6-30 months recommended with a caregiver.  No registration required.

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

Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Music Together Summit. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Celebrate “Sing With Your Child Month” with David Palomo of Music Together Summit. Children ages birth-5 and their caregiver are invited to join Mr. David for dancing, singing and musical fun. No registration required. 

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_twodancers 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore with sensory play, blocks, moveable toys, puzzles, and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends. 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Reader's Roundtable Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. Books are available at the circulation desk.

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

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 4:

Advanced features covered include rehearse timings, custom slide show, recording slide show, slide master, charts, and other miscellaneous items. Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 3 is preferred

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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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

Saint Patrick’s Day Party

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project LEarn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_film-reel 5:30 PM Teen Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Movie - DIVERGENT

For grades 6 and up
Join us for the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth's book DIVERGENT just in time for the release in theaters on March 20 of the next in the series, INSURGENT.
Rated PG13
140 minutes

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Baby and Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Families with children ages birth-35 months are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and fun with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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 March, we will discuss GARDEN OF STONES by Sophie Littlefield.

    Location: Green
 
misc_scissors 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sewing Series with Dolly Webb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Sewing Series with Dolly Webb

Dolly Webb is returning to teach her new sewing series. Not so long ago in the “Sewing Times World,” ladies made little sewing keepsakes for themselves or to give as remembrances. Money was tight, so these inexpensively made treasures that held pins, scissors, thread and other sewing items were kept in a sewing basket. Come and make these treasures for yourself or for a gift.

Please call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

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

BEDTIME STORY TIME FOR FAMILIES

Stories, rhymes and more!

This program is for children and their families.

Please register in advance.

 

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

Tuesday, March 17, at 6:30 pm 

 
Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely market topics and potential solutions to help you stay on track.  Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228 to register.
    Location: Mogadore
 
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.

For the month of March, we will discuss THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner.

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM Book Discussion, Movies, and Munchies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   
   

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 Free Performance by the Great Lakes Theater Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Great Lakes Theater Presents:

“THE GREAT GLOBE ITSELF”: A world premiere play written and directed by David Hansen

Wednesday, March 18, 1pm

From Shakespeare’s London to Cleveland and back again, what’s past is truly prologue in this imaginary tale of three Globe theaters, inspired by true events and the Bard’s final glorious gift to the theater, The Tempest. This one-hour touring play is appropriate for all ages.

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday monthly, 1 pm

March 18 THE HEIST by Daniel Silva

April 15 TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERTAFFAIR by Joel Dicker

May 20 MARY MARY by James Patterson

    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, craft and more! 

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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
   

Wednesday, March 18 at 2:00 pm
 

NEVERHOME by Laird Hunt.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

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

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: 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   
   

Grades K-5

Board Games

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   
   

Read a book to Molly the dog for fun, reading practice.

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM NORTON TEEN TIME Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

WRITE NOW

Teen Writer's Workshop

Is there a story inside you? Let this two session workshop with Christina Blosco teach you how let your imagination run wild and turn your thoughts and ideas into a creative piece of fiction or poetry.  Please call the library to register. 

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

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Jitterbugs Story Times is every Thursday at 10:15 am from March 5 through May 21.  All ages story time.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Thursdays, March 5 - April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Caldecott Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate what makes a great picture book in your child's story time.  Enjoy award winning stories and literacy-enriched activities.

Please register in advance in person, by phone or email.

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

MS Publisher, Part 1:  The Basics

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
office_lightbulb 2:00 PM Career Guidance Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Career Guidance Sessions

Join Mick Rogers from Goodwill Industries of Akron as he gives guidance on writing resumes and interviewing skills. Each session is being offered twice and includes time for individual assistance.

March 12 & 26 at 2 pm
Ways You Need to Change Your Resume

Find out the 2 ways you probably need to change your thinking about your resume if you want to get a call to be followed by a general Q & A regarding resumes.

March 19 & April 2 at 2 pm
Preparing for Your Interview

Learn how to communicate with an interviewer. You can't get your point across unless you know what your point is.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox 360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Charms 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 charms of your favorite books that you can hang on a necklace, keychain or backpack.

For ages 11 - 18

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
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holiday_shamrock 6:00 PM Family Fun Nights: St. Patrick Day Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

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

Celebrate with us as we share stories and crafts 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Maze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

 

MEDICARE MAZE

Turning 65 is an exciting time in your life! It can also be very confusing, especially when it comes to Medicare, and the critical choices you need to make. This presentation by Sharon Honroth will guide you through the maze, answer your questions and explain your options regarding your healthcare benefits.  Please call the library to sign-up beginning Monday, March 2.

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Green
 
misc_familytree 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting Started in African American Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    Do you want to trace your African American family tree? Not sure how or where to begin? The Special Collections Division presents a two-hour session for genealogy beginners who have a specific interest in African American ancestral research.
    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   
   

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE
The sinister eyes of a demented murderer are searching for another victim!  A lonely young woman who works in a creepy mansion could be the next target! Atmospheric tale starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Rhonda Fleming and Elsa Lanchester. 83 min.  Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.
 

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

Northwest Akron Needle Crafters

3rd Thursday monthly, March 19, April 16, May 21, 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   330.784.2019   
   

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

 
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 3-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, dancing, 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 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
   

PORTRAIT OF A KILLER by Patricia Cornwell

Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed

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
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM Russian Balalaika Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

RUSSIAN BALALAIKA CONCERT

Oleg Kruglyakov performs a fun-filled, fascinating, conversational-style program of Russian music.

Please sign-up in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday March 20, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Open Lab/Resume Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Lab

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

 

Resume Workshop

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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lib_book_sale 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Spring Friends Preview Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Friends of the Library are invited for a sneak peek and to buy books and other materials at the preview sale.

If you are not a Friend of the Library, you may join at the door for $5. 

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330.659.4343   
   

Meet here to learn basic Chinese with a local instructor. Registration is suggested but not required. 

    Location: Richfield
 
office_money_bills_coins 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchenault@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for bargains on reading materials, DVDs, and music. 

    Location: Odom
 
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Browse our wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines. 

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, March 21, April 18, May 16, 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
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM File Maintenance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

File Maintenance

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Pete the Cat Party: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Special Saturday Story Time
Saturday Story Time Sampler: every First and Third Saturday of the month, 11 am

Celebrate the coolest cat ever with stories, songs, games and more!

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Japanese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330.659.4343   jstencel@akronlibrary.org
   

Newly added! From the same instructor bringing you Chinese Class, come learn basic Japanese every Satudary*.  Registration is suggested but not required. 

*Unless noted. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, March 21, April 18, May 16, 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
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.

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

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Paws for Reading

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_smiley 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Hawaiian Movie Fest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie Lilo and Stitch on our big screen. Make Hawaiian leis, taste some tropical snacks and make a volcano erupt!

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri, 2pm
March 21, April 18, May 16

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_scissors 2:00 PM Teens Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Yohn   330.535.9423   eyohn@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens Create!

Saturdays, March 21, April 18, May 16  

Join us for some DIY fun! We will have a creative, fun project for you to make each month.

 

 
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
   

Jr. Chef Day

Put your aprons on and today we will make some delicious treats!

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DIY Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Techy Teens! Come and make a robot out of everyday items that actually works! Please call the Teen Department to register.

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

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Photo/Card Collector Frame Case, March 23-28

    Location: Green
 
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 10:15 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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

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ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

You are invited to drop in for open play time for your young ones.  Toys and hands on learning kits provided by the library for use.  Free takeaway materials also provided.  Two Mondays each month.  

March 9, 23; April 6, 20; and, May 4, 18.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

The Electronic Services department of the Akron-Summit County Public Library presents hands-on classes with our mobile computer lab.  No registration is required.  Only 15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of class.  

MS Word Part 1

    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
 
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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Free homework help for students in grades K-6.

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! 
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME!

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

    Location: North Hill
 
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   
   

Learning to crochet?  Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people?  Knitters, needle workers, or just gavvers welcome!  Beginners plase 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   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

WIND CHIME

Join Miss Sue and make a wind chime!

Join our program for families of all ages!  One Monday each month at 6:30pm we'll get together for some great crafts!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none 6:30 PM Family Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Family Pajama Storytime
All Ages Welcome

Monday, March 23, 6:30 pm
Visit the Library to enjoy bedtime stories, songs and movement activities with the entire family. Pajamas are welcome and milk and cookies will be served!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM Jammie Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Jammie Time

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

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

Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years.

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

(There will be no program March 2)

    Location: Mogadore
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Photo/Card Collector Frame Case, March 23-28

    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 Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

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

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

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

Preschool Story Time
(3-5 year-olds)

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

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

Registration for story times and primary events begins February 2

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330.628.9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

FYI: This is the last Story Time until April 14th

Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

(No Story Time March 31st or April 7th)

    Location: Mogadore
 
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
   


Tuesdays, March 3-31, 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun! Children ages 1-6 and their families can stop by for open play in the library meeting room. No formal program is presented, just a chance for the little ones to come to the library and enjoy our collection of toys and to make new friends.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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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, finger plays, creative art and playtime!  Ages 6-30 months recommended with a caregiver.  No registration required.

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

Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore with sensory play, blocks, moveable toys, puzzles, and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends. 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Martha Washington's Runaway Slave: The Escape of Oney Judge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Jewell Jones takes on the role of Oney Judge, Martha Washington's personal slave, who made a daring escape and became a symbol of abolition and women's rights. She was a fugitive slave for 52 years, surviving kidnapping attempts and people recognizing her. Celebrate Women's History Month with this thrilling story of courage and bravery.

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

Tuesday, March 24 at 3:30 pm 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 - 8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Baby and Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Families with children ages birth-35 months are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and fun with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Books You Might Have Missed in 2014 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Sit back with a hot beverage and a treat while you learn about nearly 70 titles, both fiction and nonfiction, from last year (don’t worry – we give you a book list to follow along).  This informal, fun evening focuses on the joy of discovering your next great read.  Presented by Patrick Manning, Manager of the Nordonia Hills Branch Library.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM Introduction to Blogging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

So you've heard about "this blogging thing" and you want to know what the hype is all about. Great!  Join us for "Intro to Profitable Blogging." We'll discuss what blogging is, how to plan for success, and how to turn your passion into a profit that lets you do more of what you love.

Presented by local Akron blogger, Asheritah Ciuciu.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_scissors 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Open Craft Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Craft Night

Enjoy this time to work on a current project while socializing and sharing ideas with our community.  No supplies are provided, just bring something you want to work on and enjoy.

Call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
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misc_house.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Building a Better Community Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ever wanted to make a difference in your community?  Not sure where to begin?  Join us as Erik Shipe and Josh Kirksey from Big Brothers Big Sisters share the stories of success that have impacted our community in a positive way through mentoring, and how you may get involved.  

Call to register at 330-724-2126

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

The Electronic Services department of the Akron-Summit County Public Library presents hands-on classes with our mobile computer lab.  No registration is required.  Only 15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of class.  

MS Word Part 2

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

Whether you’re looking to get volunteer hours for school or you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You’ll help plan teen programs and decorate the teen area. It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM Altered Frames Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

ALTERED FRAMES

March is National Craft Month, so come get crafty with us!  Celebrate your artistic side with us.  Transform a plain picture frame into a unique work of art using buttons, flowers, glass baubles, bows, feathers, etc..  

Class size is limited to 20 adult/teen participants, 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
   

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
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 to protect your creative work.

This class will meetin 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 March 25, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Photo/Card Collector Frame Case, March 23-28

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Proposal Writing Budgeting Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330 643-9020   
   

PROPOSAL WRITING AND BUDGETING BASICS

Proposal writing is easier than you may think. This seminar is geared toward the novice grantseeker and will provide a solid foundation for writing a successful  grant. 

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to gather information to make a case for support
  • Tips for writing and structure
  • How to prepare and present a budget
  • How to determine the perfect request amount in relation to what you expect to accomplish

Register with BVU at:

http://tinyurl.com/o52j2d5    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
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 10:30am

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

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

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

Food for Thought Book Discussion

Wednesdays, 1 pm

March 25 Join Marvin Phillips with special guest, Emeritus professor, actor and scholar of The College of Wooster Richard Figge for “From Vienna with Love:  The World of Peter Altenberg”.

    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, craft and more! 

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

The Electronic Services department of the Akron-Summit County Public Library presents hands-on classes with our mobile computer lab.  No registration is required.  Only 15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of class.  

Tablets

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

Grades K-5

BINGO

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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 Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Photo/Card Collector Frame Case, March 23-28

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

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

Jitterbugs Story Times is every Thursday at 10:15 am from March 5 through May 21.  All ages story time.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330.628.9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

FYI: This is the Last Babies and Tots Program until April 16th

Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

(No Programs April 2nd or April 9th)

    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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Thursdays, March 5 - April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Caldecott Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate what makes a great picture book in your child's story time.  Enjoy award winning stories and literacy-enriched activities.

Please register in advance in person, by phone or email

    Location: Norton
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elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

The Electronic Services department of the Akron-Summit County Public Library presents hands-on classes with our mobile computer lab.  No registration is required.  Only 15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of class.  

MS Excel Part 1

    Location: Odom
 
office_lightbulb 2:00 PM Career Guidance Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Career Guidance Sessions

Join Mick Rogers from Goodwill Industries of Akron as he gives guidance on writing resumes and interviewing skills. Each session is being offered twice and includes time for individual assistance.

March 12 & 26 at 2 pm
Ways You Need to Change Your Resume

Find out the 2 ways you probably need to change your thinking about your resume if you want to get a call to be followed by a general Q & A regarding resumes.

March 19 & April 2 at 2 pm
Preparing for Your Interview

Learn how to communicate with an interviewer. You can't get your point across unless you know what your point is.

    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 PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading


Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm
March 12, April 9, May 14

Thursdays with Pepper and Blossom, 4pm
March 26, April 23, May 28

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 - 8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Antique Appraisal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Antique and collectible appraisal event featuring antique appraiser and jewelry historian Jason Adams. Bring your favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason.  Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms).  For large items, you can bring a photograph. Spectators are welcome and do not need to register.  Registration begins February 26. Please call if you need to cancel your reservation.

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

Thursdays, March 26, at 6:00 pm 

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. 

Each month we will get together to talk about a certain 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.
 

March 26: THE CHEW, WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

    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
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643-9015   
   

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
Get ready for the best worst day of your life!  Hilarious story about the misadventures of Alexander and his entire family.  Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould and Megan Mullally. Rated PG. 81 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_teaching 6:30 PM IEP Issues Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Attorney Todd Kotler will offer information on IEP’s, which are Individual Education Programs in schools.

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Read one, read all, your choice!  Engage in cultural differences as each detective must overcome the stereotypes associated with their respective heritage: Vietnamese, Jewish and Latino.

COUAGHT DEAD: A Rick Van Lam Mystery by Andrew Lanh

INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl

LAND OF CAREFUL SHADOWS by Suzanne Chazin

 

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

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

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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 3-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, dancing, 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
 
ent_masks_color 7:00 PM Great Lakes Theater Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE GREAT GLOBE ITSELF

Dreams become reality when one's man's magical experience, while performing on a replica stage of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre during Cleveland's 1936 Great Lake Expo, inspires him to rebuild the original playhouse on the River Thames.  From London to the shores of Lake Erie and back again, what's past is truly prologue in an inspiring tale of three Globe Theatres that are forever united by history.

We welcome the acclaimed theater troupe back for a fifteenth year as they present The Great Globe Itself, an original play written by David Hansen.

Admission is FREE!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Photo/Card Collector Frame Case, March 23-28

    Location: Green
 
rec_aerobics 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hula Hooping Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Meryl Hornyak will share her love for hula hooping by instructing school aged children techniques in this dance and exercise activity. Hoops are provided.

Please register in advance.

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

Cupcake Wars

Grades 6-12

Compete against your friends to create the most amazing cupcakes in Firestone Park.  All supplies will be provided.  Please register in advance.  

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Photo/Card Collector Frame Case, March 23-28

    Location: Green
 
misc_none Kids Create Craft Kits 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
 
anim_owl 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Growing Up Wild Training from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura McFalls     lmcfalls@akronlibrary.org
   

Growing Up Wild Training from The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
(6 hours in-service, and SUTQ approved training hours)

Resources for Early Childhood Educators Lab
Location: Children’s Library

This hands-on workshop is designed to meet the needs of early childhood educators and caregivers, who wish to
incorporate nature-based learning into their classroom and childcare settings, while building lifelong social and
academic skills. This professional development opportunity is free, and participants will receive a Growing Up Wild:
Exploring Nature with Young Children educators guide, a $24.00 value.

Registration is requested, and limited to 30 participants.
You must contact Laura McFalls via email at lmcfalls@akronlibrary.org

    Location: Main Library
 
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
 
trans_car 10:30 AM Hot Wheels® Derby Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Programs

Race your fastest Hot Wheel derby style.  Don’t have one?  We can provide a Hot Wheel for you.  

Snacks and drinks provided.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Saturday Stories with Miss Erica Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for stories, crafts, music, and more!

Geared for ages 1-6 with a caregiver. Younger children are welcome. 

    Location: Maple Valley
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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
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries

This class focuses on the types of information and sources researchers encounter in their genealogy, what to expect when working with U.S. vital records and obituaries and basic strategies for finding these records. Because this class will use electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB on the High Street Level of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
relig_easter3 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Community Egg Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Firestone Park Community Center

Before the egg hunt, visit the library in the Community Center for games and enjoy the StoryWalk® in the park.  The egg hunt will begin at noon.

StoryWalk® QUIET IN THE GARDEN by Aliki 

StoryWalk®Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

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' humans will read to you.

This is a great way for children to practice literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome.

No registration is needed.

    Location: Ellet
 
holiday_wreath 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Peep Wreaths Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

You eat them, you can design with them.  Teens will make a marshmallow peep wreath for spring.  

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Akron Crossword Puzzle Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Compete to complete unpublished crossword puzzles supplied by Will Shortz.
  • All levels of crossword enthusiasts are encouraged to participate.
  • Registration is requested. Ages 18 and over.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday March 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday March 30, 2015 -  Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Spring Break Art to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branchy   330.644.7050   
   

Looking for something to do during your time off school?  Stop in and pick up an Art to Go pack in the Teen department.   A different activity each day; 6 unique activities total.   Bring back your art for us to display in the Teen area or take a picture of your creation so we can share your work.  All Teens who share their art will receive an entry ticket for a prize drawing at the end of the two week period.  For grades 5 and up.

    Location: Portage Lakes
Monday March 30, 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 10:15 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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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

North Hill Needle Crafters

Mondays, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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, February 16.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen: ?String Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

TEEN PROGRAMS
For ages 11 to 18
Please call 330.836.1081 to register for these events.
 

Tuesday, March 30, 3:30 pm
String Art

Get artsy with string! Come make something extraordinary out of something that is ordinary.

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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   
   

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

TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE by Jessica Day George

Tuesdays at the Castle (Tuesdays at the Castle 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   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Wellness Series: Relaxation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Spring Health and Wellness Series

Monday, March 30, 6:30 pm

Kathleen Calby of Re-Sounding Joy shares the beauty of relaxation through a performance with Himalayan Singing Bowls.

    Location: Northwest Akron
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Tuesday March 31, 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 Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
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
   


Tuesdays, March 3-31, 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun! Children ages 1-6 and their families can stop by for open play in the library meeting room. No formal program is presented, just a chance for the little ones to come to the library and enjoy our collection of toys and to make new friends.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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, finger plays, creative art and playtime!  Ages 6-30 months recommended with a caregiver.  No registration required.

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

Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore with sensory play, blocks, moveable toys, puzzles, and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends. 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Game on! Xboxes and various games will be available.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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

 Teen Tech Week: March 8-14, 2015 : Steam Punk Art 

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
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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
   

Hang out, munch on snacks, play board games or create a craft. Ages 11-18 welcome to join the fun.

    Location: Kenmore
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Pajama Story time and Stuffed Animal Sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Enjoy bedtime stories at our pajama storytime. When storytime is over, your stuffed animal can spend the night at the library for a stuffed animal sleepover. All stuffed animals can be picked up on Wednesday, April 1 after 12pm. Limited to 20 participants.

Registration begins Monday, February 16.

 

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

Learn how to make a beautifully decorated egg with just napkins, egg whites, a paint brush and, of course, some hard boiled eggs.

    Location: Goodyear
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

HOUSE OF STONE: MEMOIR OF HOME, FAMILY, AND A LOST MIDDLE EAST by Anthony Shadid

No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!  Pick up new selections each month.  Discussion questions, read-a-like lists and author information included with each book.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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 10:30am

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

Parlez-Vous Francais, Baby?  Join Us For Baby Tales With an International Twist!  Every Wednesday at Main Library, babies (ranging in age from birth to two) and their caregivers fill our program room for Baby Tales. The air bursts with the sweet sounds of laughter, singing, and curious exploration! We have been fortunate to have patrons from all over the world attend this program and share their native languages with us. So far we have sung the song “Are You Sleeping, Brother John” in eight different languages!  After initially singing in English and French we branched out to Spanish, Polish, Russian, Afrikaans, Croatian, and Italian to the delight of both babies and adults! Recently, we have started learning some traditional French nursery rhymes as well.

“Infants are born ‘citizens of the world’ with regard to language. Newborns can distinguish sounds from a language, even if they have never heard the language before. Brain research tells us that hearing the tones and sounds of different languages helps the brain to grow.” (Jackie Silberg, 125 Brain Games For Babies).

Come sing with us at Baby Tales and take your baby on a trip around the world!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Author Talk with Irv Korman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Author Talk with Irv Korman

Wednesday, April 1, 1 pm

Local author Irv Korman shares his exciting stories of his brushes with fame during this visit and book signing.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_baby.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330.376.2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For babies 1 – 12 months plus a caregiver.

Bring your baby for a relaxing and informative class that focuses on songs and massage to bring FUN and JOY into your little one’s day! Bring a blanket or yoga mat and your baby’s favorite toy.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

April 1 THE HOUSE GIRL by Tara Conklin

    Location: Norton
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

May 6   DELICIOUS by Ruth Reichl

    Location: Norton
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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 an  eBook, and eAudiobook

This month's selected book is: EMPTY MANSIONS by Bill Dedman 

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   
   

Grades K-5

Movie and Popcorn

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Elementary Einsteins (Grades 3-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

School-Age Programs
Grades 3-5
Please call 330.836.1081 to register.

Elementary Einsteins
Wednesdays, March 4, April 1, 4 pm

Enjoy science and like to create messy experiments?  Join us at the Elementary Einsteins program to tie together books, science, art and of course fun!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   
   

Read a book to Molly the dog for fun, reading practice.

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

TAB Meeting

The Norton Branch Library Need YOU!

Attend and participate in monthly meetings.

Help plan programs and events for teens.

Offer your opinions about the collection, the teen section and the Library.

Work with others in a team setting.

Have fun!

    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 April is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.
  • Copies of the discussion book are available at the Culture & AV desk.
  • Ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Jitterbugs Story Times is every Thursday at 10:15 am from March 5 through May 21.  All ages story time.

 

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Thursdays, March 5 - April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Caldecott Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate what makes a great picture book in your child's story time.  Enjoy award winning stories and literacy-enriched activities.

Please register in advance in person, by phone or email.

    Location: Norton
 
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, March 5, April 2, May 7, 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
 
office_lightbulb 2:00 PM Career Guidance Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Career Guidance Sessions

Join Mick Rogers from Goodwill Industries of Akron as he gives guidance on writing resumes and interviewing skills. Each session is being offered twice and includes time for individual assistance.

March 12 & 26 at 2 pm
Ways You Need to Change Your Resume

Find out the 2 ways you probably need to change your thinking about your resume if you want to get a call to be followed by a general Q & A regarding resumes.

March 19 & April 2 at 2 pm
Preparing for Your Interview

Learn how to communicate with an interviewer. You can't get your point across unless you know what your point is.

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner & intermediate friendly.

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

Knit and Crochet Club

Do you love to knit or crochet? Join us as we create projects to be donated to charity, or work on one of your own.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox 360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kite Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Joyce   330.836.1081   
   

Primary Grades Programs
Grades K-2
Please call 330.836.1081 to register.

Thursday April 2, 4 pm

Kite Workshop

Come make a kite that really flies.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Zen Stones 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 draw a design on a smooth stone that you can carry in your pocket.

For ages 11 - 18

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Peace of Mind Legal Series: Trust Based Estate Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

In this unique 8 part series, Peace of Mind, Attorney Linda Chugh Ulinski, guides you through the most important and useful information you need to understand your estate planning and estate administration options. Covered topics include Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate, Ohio Advanced Health Care Directives, Guardianships, Medicaid, and Taxes.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 pm 

THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Speculative Fiction Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

The Peripheral by William Gibson

William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010's New York Times-bestselling Zero History. Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do--a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little bug-like things turn up. He's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That's all there is to it. He's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
The courage of one will change the world! Katniss Everdeen joins the rebellion against the Capitol. Blockbuster adventure based on the best-selling novel. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland and Julianne Moore. Rated PG-13. 123 min.
 

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

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

 
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 3-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, dancing, 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 April 4, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 AM Saturday Movie: You Pick the Flick! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Yohn   330.535.9423   eyohn@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday Movie: You Pick the Flick!

Saturdays, March 7, April 4, May 2

We will have two great movies picked out--You vote which one you want to watch--we all watch the winner and enjoy some movie snacks!  Invite your friends, bring your family--there will be plenty of popcorn.  All movies will have a family friendly rating of PG-13 or lower.

 
nat_leaf_green 10:00 AM NatureConnect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Math and Nature

On your own at the library, stop by our NatureConnect window in the children's area for this month's activity.  Complete the activity and take it to the desk for a small prize.

This month match up the numbers and items in the NatureConnect window.

 

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

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Sensory Story Time

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants, as well as a half-hour of play time for the whole family’s enjoyment.  Please call the library with questions or to reserve a spot.

    Location: Green
 
misc_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
 
anim_lion1 11:00 AM Going on a Lion Hunt: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Special Saturday Story Time
Saturday Story Time Sampler
: every First and Third Saturday of the month, 11 am

Hear me roar! Stories and activities about lions.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_penguin 1:00 PM Penguin Palooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Come enjoy stories and crafts as we explore the wonderful world of penguins.

All ages are welcome.

Registration begins Monday, March 2.

    Location: Green
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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   
   

Like to create fun projects?  Join us the first Saturday of each month for crafting fun.   Preschool through grade 4 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 a book to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
nat_sun 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NORTON TEEN TIME Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

VIDEO GAME DAY

Do you love video games?  So do we! 

Show off your skills and you hang out with your friends while you battle on the big screen. 

Snacks provided and no registration is necessary.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted learn sign language? Here’s your opportunity! Join instructor Paul Wray for three workshops focusing on the basic fundamentals of sign language. Ms. Wray has been teaching sign language for over fifteen years. She has acted as an interpreter for Gospel meets Symphony and YEPAW (Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop). Over the years she has provided instruction for all ages and a variety of groups.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paw Patrol Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages are invited to join us for a PAW-ty! 

Spend the afternoon playing games, sharing stories, and doing the Pup Pup Boogie.

No registration required. 

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

Come and create some edible masterpieces, from golden apples that look like real gold to tattooed bananas! Please call the Teen Department to register.

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 6, 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
   

Spring Trees

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_balloons 10:00 AM Spring Break Basket Raffle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Come in any time this week.  Each time you check out items you earn a ticket for the raffle.  You could win one of several nifty gift baskets filled with books and activities.

 

    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
 
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, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am  - 12 pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

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ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

You are invited to drop in for open play time for your young ones.  Toys and hands on learning kits provided by the library for use.  Free takeaway materials also provided.  Two Mondays each month.  

March 9, 23; April 6, 20; and, May 4, 18.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330.376.2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For 6 – 24 months plus a caregiver

Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities appropriate for very young children.  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. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

In a hurry?  No time to read a full-length book?  Join us in reading and discussing a short story each month.  You can pick up a copy of the short story of the month or it can be emailed to you at least two weeks before the discussion date. 

March 9                    AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE by Ambrose Bierce

April 6                       THE ICE PALACE by F. Scott Fitzgerald

May 11                     CELEBRATION IN CHARLESTON by William Howard Russell

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
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
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. There will be no classes on May 4, May 13, May 18, and May 25.  Please register in advance.  Class size is limited.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
school_chemistry1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Spring Break Fun: Science Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Spring Break Fun for school-aged children, Monday, April 6 - Thursday, April 9, 2-3:30 pm

Fun Science activities!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

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

CHARM BRACELET

Make a charm bracelet for yourself or a friend.

For students in grade 5 and up.  Teen Cafe meets one month each month at 4pm.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Sand Candles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

We’ll make these cool candles with no jars or fancy molds.

Call 330.666.4888 or stop by to register for this program.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME!

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

    Location: North Hill
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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   
   

Learning to crochet?  Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people?  Knitters, needle workers, or just gavvers welcome!  Beginners plase 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   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Wellness Series: Healthy Eating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Spring Health and Wellness Series

Monday, April 6, 6:30 pm

Learn how to eat healthy and fun with Gabriel Riazi, Community Wellness Coordinator of the  Mustard Seed Market and Café. 

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

North Hill Evening Book Discussion

This month we will be discussing BLOOD OF THE PRODIGAL by P.L. Gaus.  Books are available for checkout one month before the discussion.  New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Through the Eyes of the Artist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Felicia Stadelman will return with a four-part series of her Through the Eyes of the Artist presentations. Join us as we journey into the lives of some of our favorite artists each Monday in April. Please call the library to sign-up for the series or individual artist beginning Monday, March 23.

April 6~~Vincent Van Gogh - Dispelling rumors and tales surrounding his life with the true story of passion and obsession. Through his words we begin to understand "Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul."

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

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

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

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Prechool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 7-May 19, 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or a fun activity. For ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Register at 330.745.6126 to join the fun.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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, and 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   330.784.2019   
   

Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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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
   

Play is important! Stop in for a few minutes, or the whole hour. Explore with sensory play, blocks, moveable toys, puzzles, and other children. Run laps in the community room. Children and adults can both make new friends. 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kids 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Great Outdoors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Drop in for a make and take activity inspired by the great outdoors.

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Spring Break Fun: DisneyNature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Spring Break Fun for school-aged children, Monday, April 6 - Thursday, April 9, 2-3:30 pm

DisneyNature Bears film: 79 min, rated G

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen: Silent Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

TEEN PROGRAMS
For ages 11 to 18
Please call 330.836.1081 to register for these events.
 

Tuesday, April 7, 3:30 pm

Silent Library

Come and watch people doing some really wacky and hilarious activities, and try not to laugh!

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

Grades 6 on up

Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 pm  

Wii Gaming

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_red 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn GED Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 3-12, March 3-April 9, 5 -8 pm

Need to get your GED or know someone who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood!  Call Project Learn at 330.434.9461 to schedule orientation and testing to be ready for classes.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Revocable Trust Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through a complex but popular Estate Planning tool, the Revocable Living Trust. Covered topics include how to establish your trust and use it to manage your assests through various phases of life.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

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

    Location: Green
 
med_red_cross 6:30 PM How to Navigate the Medicare Maze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MEDICARE MAZE

Turning 65 can be an exciting time in your life.  It can also be very confusing, especially when it comes to Medicare and the critical choices you need to make.  Are you already receiving Medicare benfits but don't quite understand the system?  This presentation will guide you through the maze, answer your questions, and explain your options regarding your Medicare benefits.

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

Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 pm

THE TOWER, THE ZOO, AND THE TORTOISE by Julia Stuart

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
elect_computer3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner & intermediate friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_dog1 6:45 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend