Link to Akron-Summit County Public Library Home Page

Calendar of Events

EventKeeper, your web calendar solution, has some questions about your browser.
Please click here.
[Home Page] Tell a Friend    Print Version    Help [Monthly Calendar View]
[Weekly Calendar View]

  

    Search for Events
Spacer Image
Thursday October 1, 2015 -  Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
anim_owl 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come Celebrate Urban Birds with us!  The Science & Technology Division takes part in this The Cornell Lab of Ornithology program to collect data which will provide them with a picture of how different environments influence the location of birds in urban areas.  This program is open to all ages, no experience necessary.  Simply join us at 12:15 every Thursday afternoon in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for our 10 minute observation period.

 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
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
   

Preschool Story Time!

This series of programs is for children ages 2 to 5. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun. We'll read books, play music, hear flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with pupets and fingerplays, and play with toys as we make 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
(2-5 year-olds)
Tuesdays, June 7–28, 10:30 am 

Books, action rhymes and games chosen with you and your preschool child in mind.

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Summer Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Preschool Active Tales

For 2 - 6 year olds and their familes
On your mark, get set, read! Listen to a story or two and then play outside together.

June 7 - Nature Scavenger Hunt
June 14 - Outside Obstacle Course
June 21 - Asian Sun Marial Arts demonstration
June 28 - Jedi Training Camp

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 14- July 26, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required.

 

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

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

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_hat 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Outback Ray

For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

Dr. Awesome - June 28

Featuring amazing feats of bubble magic, Dr. U.R. Awesome holds a degree in bubbleology. He is also the Guinness World Record holder for the largest indoor & outdoor soap bubble.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Family Shows - Dr. U.R. Awesome Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   
   

Dr. U.R. Awesome

Tuesday, June 28, 1 pm

Featuring amazing feats of bubble magic, Dr. U.R. Awesome holds a degree in bubbleology. He is also the Guinness World Record holder for the largest indoor & outdoor soap bubble.

    Location: Goodyear
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Rick Smith Jr. Magician, illusionist, and world record holder will entertain kids of all ages.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Good Dinosaur Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-608-7907   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Munch on snacks and enjoy the Good Dinosaur on our big screen. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Disney's Jungle Book (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 28: Disney's Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.

Upcoming:
July 5: Disney's Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For grades 5 - 12

Asian Sun Martial Arts demonstration

    Location: Tallmadge
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mini-Olympics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the Summer Games by making small scale games of skill such as basketball and archery.

Test yourself or challenge your friends!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MR ZAP

Image result for magic

Mr. Zap will amaze us with some of his magic tricks!

For students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_hat 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Outback Ray

For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Let the Games Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Get your game on AND take it with you!  We will create a portable game kit for travel or just hanging out in the neighborhood.  Decorate your game box, fill it with game materials, and hang out and play some games. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11 to 18.

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

Tuesday, June 28, 3:30-5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

    Location: Mogadore
 
anim_pig 6:00 PM Animal Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Old MacDonald had a farm with a cat, and a duck, and…lots of singing, animal fun. This week we will focus on singing as we learn about animals.  Singing helps develop literacy skills by slowing the sounds down so words can be heard and rhythm felt.

For parents and children entering Kindergarten in the fall.
Please register in advance. 

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Redwork Embroidery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

During times of depression, war, poverty, or just when women needed to express themselves and their homes, the needle art of Redwork became a means for which one could find supplies easily. Redwork was used on pillowcases, backsplashes, table clothes, quilts, and other pretty items. It only took three items: needle, red thread, and muslin. Come learn this inexpensive and beautiful way to add that touch of antique and now modern needlework to your home. We will learn the history, and receive a kit with instructions and time to practice this one stitch to add beauty to a spot in your home. 

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

    Location: Highland Square
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Wednesday June 29, 2016 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_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Little Ones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Little Ones

Wednesdays at 10:30am

June 8-29

Join us for stories, music, movement and more. A play time or arts and crafts activity will follow each session. For children ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Please register to join the fun!

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that's best for your family.)

June 29 Outback Ray and his animals

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology    330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi...  the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete. Wear exercise shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.

Library Park at the Corner of Main and Mill Streets (rain location, Meeting Room 2AB)

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Hula Hoop with Meryl Hornyak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn some new moves with this hula hoop instructor.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Project Runway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Twelve clothing designers compete to be Fairlawn-Bath's best and win a $25 Simon gift certificate.  Contestants have 1-1/2 hours to design an outfit from materials provided by the library.  Each design is modleled on our runway and the winner picked by a panel of judges.

Project Runway is also an opportunity to be a "Model for a Day".  Twelve models with attitude walk the runway during live judging at 3 pm.  Models have hair and make-up done for the runway show and recieve gift bag.

This year, Fairlawn-Bath Branch and Ellet Branch contestants are invited to participate in a special runway show in the Auditorium at Main Library on Saturday, July 9th at 1 pm. invite friends and family to both shows!  Space is limited.  Register at the library or by phone.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that's best for your family.)

June 29 Outback Ray and his animals

    Location: Green
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM Summertime Family Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For all ages, children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring a packed lunch if you like. We will provide a drink.

AIR BUD, PG, 97 minutes

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_hotairballoon 2:00 PM Summer Reading Program! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Program!

Enjoy the Bubble Lady as she shares her special skills!

    Location: North Hill
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lindsay Bonilla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

~~
Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

June 29- Story teller Lindsay Bonilla from World of Difference will get our imaginations running.
July 6- Drummer Elec Simon will help us find our rhythm .
July 13- Outback Ray and his wild friends will come and visit with us.
July 20- Get your dance on with Party Couture.
July 27-  Outdoor fun day.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register your group.
 

June 29: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Join us for this cutting edge, breathtaking, magical event

Upcoming:
July 6: Science Olympics  Don’t miss this special hands-on science program
July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_runner.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind,Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   
   

Family Programs: Fun to the Finish Line!!

Wednesdays, 2 pm

June 8 - Realm of the Reptile live animal educational show

June 15 - Chef Battle interactive cook-off with audience participation

June 22 - Bubble Lady creative bubble making

June 29 - Nirvana Yoga family Yoga time.  (Some mats will be available.  If you have one, bring one!)

July 6 - Lawn Games.  All Games All Outdoors.  

July 13 - Rockin' Robots High Octane Energy show

July 20 - Mr. Puppet Calorie Burning laughter guaranteed!

July 27 - Ventriloquist Show Get Set for Magic by Jason Alan.

 

    Location: Norton
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

Bring your own coloring book of choose from the provided coloring page and spend the evening relaxing and coloring with new friends!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM Bedtime Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A little bit of math goes a long way. At bedtime, or any time, working on a math word problem just once a week can boost math achievement. Enjoy an evening of fun math games and learn some great resources to improve children’s math skills.

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM Hula Hoop Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Hoop dance is an exciting combination of exercise and self expression. Participants learn how to manipulate a hula hoop with their waists, arms, hands, legs, and even their feet as they enjoy high energy music and movement. PLEASE CALL 330-864-5721 TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM.

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_tree 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Dwarf Conifers to Celebrate Your Yard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   
Presented by Tom Dayton of Dayton Nursery. Learn about conifers, also known as narrow-leaved or needled evergreens, that are planted primarily for the attractiveness of their evergreen foliage.  The variety of sizes, shapes, and colors available contribute to their popularity.  Tom will discuss his favorite varieties including design tips on using these rare and beautiful plants.

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

    Location: Highland Square
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME 

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_twodancers 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, June 9 – July 28, 10:15 am

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

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

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Bouncy Stories with Games & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330 643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Bouncy Stories with Games and Movement for children ages 2-6

We will listen to stories and play a game related to this week's theme.

Weather permitting, we will host a game or two outside!

    Location: Norton
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Mind, Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Watch some exciting science fun with Dr. U. R. Awesome!

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:20 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   3306439075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   
Contact: Science & Technology   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org  

Come Celebrate Urban Birds with us!  The Science & Technology Division takes part in this The Cornell Lab of Ornithology program to collect data which will provide them with a picture of how different environments influence the location of birds in urban areas.  This program is open to all ages, no experience necessary.  Simply join us at 12:15 every Thursday afternoon in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for our 10 minute observation period.  You do not need binoculars, but they are certainly welcome.

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

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_generic 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Space is limited to the first 110 attendees.

Weathervane Theatre presents "Theatre as a team Sport" which includes theatre games geared towards creating a community of teamwork.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mosaic Craft with Leona from Don Drumm Studios Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. This two part program brings teen favorite Leona back for her seventh summer to share another mosaic art project. Participants must attend both classes. Register beginning June 6. Limit of 20.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Drummer Sogbety Diomande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Drummer Sogbety Diomande  will share  the sounds and culture of West Africa. Join in on the hands on fun.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_wizard_hat 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver
 
Magician Rick Smith Jr.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Art Studio: Calligraphy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Program

Calligraphy artist Larry Gabler will show how to design and letter your own custom bookmark. Supplies are provided.

 
    Location: Green
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

JEFF NICHOLAS

Jeff Nicholas is back to draw cartoons with us!

For students in grade 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind, Body Sole: Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

June 30:  Bubble Lady

July 14:  Outback Ray

July 21:  Rockin’ Robots

July 28:  Sogbety Diamonde 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teens and Tweens @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens and Tweens @ 2 - Stamp Making

Learn how to make your own rubber stamp and then use it to make a cool picture, card, or other design.  Registration for this program is limited to 12 participants.

    Location: North Hill
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Totally Teen Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Wii Video Games

Ages 11-18

Beat the heat by spending time in our air conditioned library while you try to beat your friends at your favorite Wii games.  Play one of our games, or bring your own.  All games must be rated E-T©.

Please register in advance for all programs. 

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

Thursday, June 30, 6 pm

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

WHAT’S FOR SUPPER by Southern Living

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 4-6 Practical Application Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Excel 4-6 Practical Application Project

Practical application of the skills you’ve learned in class.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 6:00 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM Chalkboard Frame Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Create a chalkboard frame, using Blackboard Sticker paper to decorate any room.

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Tarzan and His Mate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

TARZAN AND HIS MATE 
The peaceful life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by ruthless ivory hunters.  Classic jungle adventure starring Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O’Sullivan and Cheeta.  104 min


 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

GILDED GRAVE by Shelley Freydont

MURDER AT BARCLAY MEADOW: A Mystery by Wendy Sand Eckel

ORIENT: A Novel by Christopher Bollen

 

Are you ready for summer at the shore?  We’re traveling to the coast as we visit Long Island, Rhode Island and the Maryland shore in these three mysteries.  Read one, read all, your choice!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
trans_car 7:00 PM The Best of One Tank Trips Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

NEIL ZURCHER:  THE BEST OF ONE TANK TRIPS

Ohio author and legendary traveler Neil Zurcher entertains us with tales from the best of his "Ohio One Tank Trips".

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday July 1, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES by James Frey

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Cool Runnings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified to the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

    Location: Odom
 
office_stamp.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day in collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Do you have interesting old photos we can share with the public?  Bring your original photo or slide from the Portage Lakes area to be scanned and digitally saved for our digital community archive, www.summitmemory.org.

Limit 10 photos per person.  Please register in advance for an appointment time.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Chapter Books Get Creative Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CHAPTER BOOKS GET CREATIVE

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grades are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your listening ears and creativity, we will supply the rest!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_scissors 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow crafters for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  Come for an hour or the entire day.  No experience necessary - all crafters welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_stars 11:00 AM Fireflies Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Catch a jar of firefly stories for yourself!

Upcoming Saturday story times:
July 16: Super Hero Story Time Find your superhero powers with special stories and craft
Aug 6: Weights and Measures How do you measure up? Experience the fun side of science
Aug 20: Have a Ball Come out and play with sports stories and games
 

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

Paws for Reading is held every first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 2 pm

Join therapy dogs, Caesar, Sophie or Dort in the children's area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend.

    Location: Tallmadge
Sunday July 3, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Math Pebbles – July 5 Look in the NatureConnect window at the number pebbles and solve some easy math problems.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Baby Story Time
(Birth – 24 months with a caregiver)
Tuesdays, July 5-26, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music and books chosen with you and your (6-24-month old) baby in mind. Free play time with books, puppets, and other toys is provided..

 

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

Hot Wheels Derby!

During our story time we'll use a special long track to race with Hot Wheels! Bring your own fastest car, or borrow one of ours. This derby is for anyone younger than six.

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

Tuesday, July 5, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 14- July 26, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required.

 

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

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

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Paws for Reading! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to one of our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? our dogs' human pals will read with you.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_bingo 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Library Bingo

For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

Party Couture - July 5

Disco Dance Party! Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to cut loose, and dance to the music.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mark Wood Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Mark Wood will present a show filled with comedy and magic for the whole family.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Get In The Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Check out our collection of sports materials available at the library! Snacks and beverages provided.

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Disney's Sleeping Beauty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

July 5: Disney's Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.

Upcoming:
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For grades 5 - 12

Movie - THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2, PG-13, 137 minutes

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Speed Cup Stacking Competition

Do you have fast hands? Put them to the test with the sport of speed stacking!  Learn how it’s done then test your skills to see who will be our summer champ and take home a prize! For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BINGO

Image result for bingo

It's a game of BINGO! Who will be the lucky winners!

For students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please sign-up in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 53:30 pm

A hodgepodge of fun! Grades 5 on up

Geek Fest/Cosplay Costume Making

    Location: Mogadore
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM A is for Apple Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

J is for JUMP!  Move around the room learning letters and words.  We will work on reading as we learn about the alphabet.  We prepare for reading by focusing on print awareness, vocabulary, and narrative skills.

For parents and children entering Kindergarten in the fall.
Please register in advance. 

    Location: Odom
 
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, July 5, 6:30 pm

A COLD DAY FOR MURDER by Dana Stabenow

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Color It So Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   tgardella@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the craze that has grown-ups acting like kids again. Spend a relaxing evening coloring with us. We'll provide coloring sheets designed specifically for adults, plus colored pencils and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings. We will meet the 1st Tuesday of each month. No registration necessary.

    Location: Goodyear
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Do you enjoy coloring, drawing or doodling to de-stress?  Join us Wednesday mornings as we head outside to relax while we draw and color.  Each session we will pick a different location outside the branch (weather permitting) and let our observations in nature inspire our creations.  Please bring a blanket, pillow or folding chair to sit on.  No registration necessary.  Supplies provided.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NatureConnect: Garden Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For all ages, children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Join us in our NatureConnect space to help tend our garden, listen to stories, and engage in a fun activity based in science, math or art.  Activity will be moved indoors in case of rain.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that's best for your family.)

July 6 Play BINGO for fun and prizes

    Location: Green
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 611:30 am Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

There are two performance times at 11:30 pm and 2 pm unless otherwise specified.

No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

Bubble Lady: Bubbles Extraordinaire

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays in July at 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology    330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi...  the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete. Wear exercise shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.

Library Park at the Corner of Main and Mill Streets (rain location, Meeting Room 2AB)

    Location: Main Library
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_book_red 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   gropupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us the first Wednesday of the month at 1 pm for a variety of literature, relaxed conversation and refreshments.  Monthly titles are available at the circulation desk.  No regisistration is required.

This month we will watch the movie STILL ALICE, which was read and discussed at our June book discussion.  Bring a sack lunch and join us from 12:30-2:30 pm.  Please note the special time.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Coffee, Coloring and Creative Writing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ever want to stop the world and feel like a kid again? Embrace your inner child! Studies show coloring and creative writing can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed specifically for adults as well as colored pencils, creative writing prompts and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Movies at the Library - Invictus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Invictus with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_yoga 1:00 PM Nirvana Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

A yoga instructor from Nirvana Yoga Studio in Richfield will guide us through a variety of exercises geared for the family, from adults to toddlers. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel if you have one, we will have a few yoga mats available to borrow.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that's best for your family.)

July 6 Play BINGO for fun and prizes

    Location: Green
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM Summertime Family Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For all ages, children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring a packed lunch if you like. We will provide a drink.

SPACE JAM, PG, 97 minutes

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 6, 2:00 pm Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

There are two performance times at 11:30 pm and 2 pm unless otherwise specified.

No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

Bubble Lady: Bubbles Extraordinaire

    Location: Mogadore
 
trans_car 2:00 PM Summer Reading Program! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Program!

Annual Hot Wheels Derby! Bring your own fastest car!

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   jstencel@akronlibrary.org
   

For today, we will be dicussing the book Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. Pick up a copy of next month's title: Thieving Forest by Martha Conway.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Elec Simon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

~~
Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

July 6- Drummer Elec Simon will help us find our rhythm .
July 13- Outback Ray and his wild friends will come and visit with us.
July 20- Get your dance on with Party Couture.
July 27-  Outdoor fun day.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_runner.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind,Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   
   

Family Programs: Fun to the Finish Line!!

Wednesdays, 2 pm

June 8 - Realm of the Reptile live animal educational show

June 15 - Chef Battle interactive cook-off with audience participation

June 22 - Bubble Lady creative bubble making

June 29 - Nirvana Yoga family Yoga time.  (Some mats will be available.  If you have one, bring one!)

July 6 - Lawn Games.  All Games All Outdoors.  

July 13 - Rockin' Robots High Octane Energy show

July 20 - Mr. Puppet Calorie Burning laughter guaranteed!

July 27 - Ventriloquist Show Get Set for Magic by Jason Alan.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Olympics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register your group.
 

July 6: Science Olympics  Don’t miss this special hands-on science program

Upcoming:
July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion at Artisan Coffee House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Join us at Artisan Coffee House, located at 662 Canton Road in Akron, for delightful conversation about books. Books can be picked up at the library or at the discussion. 

July 6- Delicious by Ruth Reichl

 

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 pm

THE BOSTON GIRL by Anita Diamant
 

    Location: Mogadore
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, June 9 – July 28, 10:15 am

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

 

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

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Tuesdays, July 7-July 28, 10:30 am

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

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

Thursday, July 7, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

 

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

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Mind, Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Disco Party! Bring your dancing shoes for some funky fun with Party Couture!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:20 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   3306439075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   
Contact: Science & Technology   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org  

Come Celebrate Urban Birds with us!  The Science & Technology Division takes part in this The Cornell Lab of Ornithology program to collect data which will provide them with a picture of how different environments influence the location of birds in urban areas.  This program is open to all ages, no experience necessary.  Simply join us at 12:15 every Thursday afternoon in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for our 10 minute observation period.  You do not need binoculars, but they are certainly welcome.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.

Make-it-Take-it Craft Kids available for pick up all day. Take one home to work on anytime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mosaic Craft with Leona from Don Drumm Studios Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. This two part program brings teen favorite Leona back for her seventh summer to share another mosaic art project. Participants must attend both classes. Register beginning June 6. Limit of 20.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Bubble Lady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

The Bubble Lady will perform her bubble magic with a variety of amazing bubbles of all shapes and sizes, and plenty of audience participation

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday Matinees
1-3 pm
Kick back and relax with our family friendly movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and juice.
July 7– HOTEL TRANSVAINA 2
July 21– PAN
August 4- MINIONS

    Location: Richfield
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_kids 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver
 
Rockin' Robots
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movies@Main: Zootopia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

ZOOTOPIA
A rookie rabbit officer and a wily fox must work together to solve a mystery.  Entertaining adventure for the whole family!  Starring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba.  Rated PG.  108 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_balloons 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BALLOON RACE CAR

Make a balloon powered race car and race your friends.

For students in grade 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teens and Tweens @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens and Tweens @ 2 - "Kokedama" String Garden

Short on desk or table top space for plants but would still like some green in your space?  Put your green thumb to work and make a hanging string garden! We will show you how to prep, bundle, wrap, and tie plants so they can hang in and brighten any room you choose.  Registration for this program is limited to 12 participants.

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Totally Teen Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Yoga for Teens

Ages 11-18

Through basic yoga poses, you'll learn to bend and stretch your way to a more relaxing and healthy summer. 

Please register in advance for all programs. 

    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   
   

Do you love to knit or crochet? 

Join us for the sharing of ideas and instruction. Basic supplies provided to get you started.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Akron’s Golden Era of Restaurants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

   Local historian Sharon Myers takes you on a tour of memorable area establishments from the 1940s through the 1970s which gave Akron the reputation as a restaurant town.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Puzzled at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Zootopia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

ZOOTOPIA
A rookie rabbit officer and a wily fox must work together to solve a mystery.  Entertaining adventure for the whole family!  Starring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba.  Rated PG.  108 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_saxaphone 7:00 PM Steppin' Out Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

STEPPIN' OUT:  JAZZ, BLUES, AND STANDARDS

A live music performance by a three-person combo, combining jazz, blues, and timeless America standards.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday July 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Chapter Books Get Creative Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CHAPTER BOOKS GET CREATIVE

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grades are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your listening ears and creativity, we will supply the rest!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_kite 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Recycled Bag Kites Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   fbaerkircher@akronlibrary.org
   

There are way too many plastic grocery bags in the world. Let’s turn some into awesome kites for summer fun!

    Location: Highland Square
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_chess_knight 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess/Checkers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower02 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club - Paper Dahlia Wreaths Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Make the perfect summer wreath that won’t wilt in the heat!  Just a few folds of paper, add some glue and have an eye-popping creation.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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 will take place 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
 
anim_dog1 11:00 AM 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, 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog, and practice your reading skills.  If you're not reading yet, the dog’s handler will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Lego Challenge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Preschool – 5th grade

Come explore this non-competitive challenge utilizing Legos, Duplos, and other building materials, designed to stimulate the maker in all of us. Children will explore, create, and make using hands-on engineering challenges. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Avoiding Financial Errors in Divorce Settlement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   
Adult Program
 
Presented by Scott Haley, C.F.P. from Prelude Financial.  Please register in advance. 
 
Areas covered in this workshop include: child support; spousal support; property division; retirement accounts; and example case studies.  This workshop is geared towards helping you understand the main financial concerns when going through a divorce.
    Location: Green
 
anim_flyingbird 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Falcons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE ART OF FALCONRY:  UP CLOSE WITH HAWKS

Meet a live falcon and learn about the ancient hunting tradition of falconry with a falconer from the Ohio Falconry Association.  Learn the history of falconry, facts about birds of prey, and how to be a falconer, plus there will be a question and answer session.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Chess Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Checkmate! Beat the heat and enjoy playing chess with others. All ages and abilities welcome.
 

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 10, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 11, 2016 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, June 20.

    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

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

    Location: North Hill
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
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!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-4 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary

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

Musical robots will rock your summer.

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

For children ages 2-5 years old.  Children ages 2- 3 must be accompanied by their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, songs, dancing & a craft each week with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, June 20.

    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   
   

 DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Diabetes Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katie Hughes   330.836.1081   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Health and Wellness Series
Monday, July 11, 1 pm
Diabetes Basics

Regular tests and vaccinations can help those with diabetes stay healthy and avoid related complications. In this program presented by Akron General Visiting Nurse Service, learn ways to stay active and healthy while managing diabetes.  Learn what to expect when living with diabetes, as well as important topics to discuss with your doctor. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for this program. 

This program presented by Akron General Visiting Nurse Service, learn ways to stay fit later in life. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for this program.              

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   aadams@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, 1 pm

Large groups please schedule ahead with the teen librarian to make a reservation for all movies due to limited space.

SHAUN THE SHEEP (PG) (85 minutes) - July 11

A mix-up leads Shaun and the flock to the Big City and it is up to them to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Monday, June 13 at 2:00 pm - MRS. LINCOLN'S  DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini

Monday, July 11 at 2:00 pm - DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson

Monday, August 8 at 2:00 pm - A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD by Anne Tyler

    Location: Tallmadge
 
ent_stage1 2:00 PM Mr. Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Tons of laughs and puppets are the ingredients for a show from Mr. Puppet. Vaudeville is alive and well, so sit back, relax, and bring your funny bone to the show ‘cause you're going to need it.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_joystick.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minecraft Meet Ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Bring your device and hook into the ASCPL Minecraft World. Craft and build together with other players. Snack provided.

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

CODY AND THE FOUNDATION OF HAPPINESS by Tricia Springstubb (AR 3.6 Pts 2)

Title: Cody and the Fountain of Happiness (Cody Series #1), Author: Tricia Springstubb

Read a chapter book and then come and talk about it with others over a drink and a snack.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   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
 
lib_bookflipping 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Evening Book Discussion Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Evening Book Discussion Movie Night

We will be watching THE MARTIAN and enjoying some pizza.  Registration is limited to 20 participants and begins June 6.

    Location: North Hill
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_bookflipping 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Evening Book Discussion Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Evening Book Discussion Movie Night 

Join us as we watch and discuss THE MARTIAN and enjoy some pizza.  Registration is limited to 20 participants and begins June 6th.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
anim_cat 6:00 PM The Humane Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us to hear about the important work of The Humane Society of the United States on behalf of animals at the national and state level. Learn what actions you can take to make a difference for animals in Ohio. Light refreshments will be served.  No registration necessary.

    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   tgardella@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, June 6-August 29, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Tea and coffee will be served. No registration required. (*No meeting July 4 – Library Closed, Independence Day)

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_scissors 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Upcycle Letter Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   tgardella@akronlibrary.org
   

Come get crafty with us by decorating your favorite 11” chipboard alphabet letter with upcycled materials including: magazines, worn books, beads, buttons, silk flowers, and other crazy and unique materials. Feel free to bring your own small personal items to repurpose for this craft. Class size is strictly limited to 20 adult/teen (16 & over) participants, so please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Baby Story Time
(Birth – 24 months with a caregiver)
Tuesdays, July 5-26, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music and books chosen with you and your (6-24-month old) baby in mind. Free play time with books, puppets, and other toys is provided..

 

    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
   

Preschool Story Time!

This series of programs is for children ages 2 to 5. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun. We'll read books, play music, hear flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with pupets and fingerplays, and play with toys as we make new friends and make something to take home.

 

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

Tuesday, July 12, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

The Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
 For young children ages 2-5

Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.

July 12:  Artsy Tuesday:  Celebrate the joy and wonder of learning that children experience while engaged in creative and performing arts.
 
August 9: Sing, Dance, Celebrate & Learn:  Through music and movement, children develop math, language, and literacy skills.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Economic Empowerment: Crowdfunding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Discover what crowdfunding is and how it may provide funding for you to start a business, create a social service project, coordinate a community event, or develop a non-profit organization. Location: 2AB. No registration required.

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 14- July 26, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required.

 

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

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

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_party1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Party Couture

For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For July, we will discuss THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood.

    Location: Green
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

Mad Science - July 12

Mad Science sends us highly-trained professional instructors equipped with awe-inspiring gear to present a science-themed show designed to amaze and entertain.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mr. Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Mr. Puppet is coming with an entertaining cast of characters.  Will he bring Bingo the Monkey or Stinky, the possum who wishes he was an elephant?  We don’t know but we promise it’s going to be a great show. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Hotel Transylvania 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-608-7907   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Munch on snacks and enjoy the movie Hotel Transylvania 2 on our big screen. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Beat the heat and enjoy an afternoon movie on our big screen! Please call us for titles, 330-836-1081.

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Minions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Toy Story-Rated G, 81 min.
June 14: Big Hero 6-Rated PG, 102 min.
June 21: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.
June 28: Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.
July 5: Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For grades 5 - 12

Fringed Infinity Scarf Project

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Celebrate Shark Week

Move from station to station creating all types of shark crafts using pool noodles, clothespins, magazine strips and candy.  For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Giant Grass Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Ready to have some insane outdoor fun?

Join us for games like Jenga, Ring Toss, Tic Tac Toe, and Twister only MONSTER-SIZED! 

Drinks and snacks will be served.

    Location: Norton
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Giant Grass Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Ready to have some insane outdoor fun?

Join us for games like Jenga, Ring Toss, Tic Tac Toe, and Twister only MONSTER-SIZED! 

Drinks and snacks will be served.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

DON PEOPLES

Image result for graphic artist

The libraries very own will share his graphic talent.

For students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please sign-up in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM T-shirt Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Make your own T-shirt design using a variety of interesting items and fabric paints. All materials are provided. Please call 330-643.9067 to register.  For ages 11 to 18.

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

Tuesday, July 12, 3:30-5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

    Location: Mogadore
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM Draw Me A Picture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Chalk, markers, pencils, crayons…there are many ways to write and draw.

This week we focus on writing as we learn about drawing.  Drawing is an important activity that leads to writing.

For parents and children entering Kindergarten in the fall.
Please register in advance. 

    Location: Odom
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Make and Take Craft Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

With summer in full swing, come by the library and upcycle wine bottles for your next outdoor event.

Make a piece all your own.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_genealogy1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Tracing ancestors before 1820 can be extremely difficult due to a lack of documentation and limited accessibility of surviving records. Focusing on European immigrants to the eastern seaboard, this class is an overview of strategies and sources commonly used in researching early immigrants. Please note: This class is geared toward genealogists with intermediate research skills.

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

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

STITCH CLIQUE

Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and yarn and stitch the evening away!  

Join us for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and more.  

Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NatureConnect: Garden Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For all ages, children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Join us in our NatureConnect space to help tend our garden, listen to stories, and engage in a fun activity based in science, math or art.  Activity will be moved indoors in case of rain.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_teens 10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Volunteer Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330.784.7522   aadams@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, June 8, July 13, August 10, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Calling all teens ages 12 and up! Looking for some fun work this summer? Need volunteer hours? We need you! Summer Reading Program Volunteers can be responsible for a wide variety of tasks including program set up and assistance, decorations, and many other projects around the Library. To volunteer, you must register with the teen librarian by May 27.

    Location: Goodyear
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that's best for your family.)

July 13 The Bubble Lady

    Location: Green
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 1311:30 am Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

There are two performance times at 11:30 pm and 2 pm unless otherwise specified.

No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

Party Couture: Dance Party – put on your comfy clothes and dancing shoes

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays in July at 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology    330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi...  the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete. Wear exercise shoes and comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.

Library Park at the Corner of Main and Mill Streets (rain location, Meeting Room 2AB)

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Food for Thought Book Talks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katie Hughes   330.836.1081   
   

Food for Thought Book Talks
Wednesdays, 1 pm
All reviews are led by Marvin Phillips

June 8
KEEP MOVING: AND OTHER TIPS AND TRUTHS ABOUT AGING by Dick Van Dyke

July 13
THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE DIFFERENCE: HOW TO TELL RIGHT FROM WRONG IN EVERYDAY SITUATIONS by Randy Cohen, “The Ethicist” from the New York Times Magazine

August 10
WHAT ARE OLD PEOPLE FOR?: HOW ELDERS WILL SAVE THE WORLD by William H. Thomas

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_longdrum 1:00 PM Sogbety Diomande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

African drumming and stories with this West African performer.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Summer Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us out in the library yard for badminton, Frisbee and other summer games.  Snacks and water will be provided.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that's best for your family.)

July 13 The Bubble Lady

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Drama classes for kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

All  the World's a Stage

Ages 9-13

July 13 and 27.

Work on theatrical movement, vocal techniques and characterization through theater activities and monologue performance.

Build confidence and presence on stage by working with scene partners.

Gain a basic understanding of improvisation and how it is best used in theater.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 pm Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

There are two performance times at 11:30 pm and 2 pm unless otherwise specified.

No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

Party Couture: Dance Party – put on your comfy clothes and dancing shoes

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_pencil 2:00 PM Summer Reading Program! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Program!

Cartoonist Jeff Nichols will demonstrate his fascinating drawing talents!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Teen Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 8-12. Meeting at Artisan Coffee Shop, 662 Canton Road. Pick next month's book up at Ellet Branch Library to read in advance of meeting, beginning one month before meeting date. 

July 13- There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

August 10- Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

    Location: Ellet
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Elec Simon: drumming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register your group.
 

July 13: Elec Simon The rhythm never stops with Elec Simon

Upcoming:
July 20: Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales    
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_runner.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind,Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   
   

Family Programs: Fun to the Finish Line!!

Wednesdays, 2 pm

June 8 - Realm of the Reptile live animal educational show

June 15 - Chef Battle interactive cook-off with audience participation

June 22 - Bubble Lady creative bubble making

June 29 - Nirvana Yoga family Yoga time.  (Some mats will be available.  If you have one, bring one!)

July 6 - Lawn Games.  All Games All Outdoors.  

July 13 - Rockin' Robots High Octane Energy show

July 20 - Mr. Puppet Calorie Burning laughter guaranteed!

July 27 - Ventriloquist Show Get Set for Magic by Jason Alan.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

~~
Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

July 13- Outback Ray and his wild friends will come and visit with us.
July 20- Get your dance on with Party Couture.
July 27-  Outdoor fun day.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_scissors Upcycle Book Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Make A Paperback Wallet or Pocket Book

An old paperback and duct tape great a great space to carry some cash.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Gaming Day (ages 11-18) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Gaming Days
For ages 11 to 18
Wednesdays, 3 pm

June 8, July 13

Board games, Wii games, you pick!  Kick back and enjoy an hour of fun, refreshments and friends.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Civil War and Emancipation 1861-1865 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Historian Michael Kovacevich speaks about Abraham Lincoln, his struggle to preserve the Union, the Emancipation Proclaimation and the contribution of black soldiers to the victory of the North over the South. Michael is also a re-enactor and a writer.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring for Adults and Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330-535-9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Coloring for Adults and Teens!

Why should kids have all the fun?  Adult coloring pages are beautiful and a great way to be creative.  Join us a bring a friend.  We will provide the coloring pages, colored pencils, markers, and crayons.  We'll also have relaxing music, beverages, and snacks.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coloring for Adults and Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Coloring for Adults and Teens!

Why should kids have all the fun?  Adult coloring pages are beautiful and a great way to be creative.  Join us and bring a friend.  We will provide coloring pages, colored pencils, markers and crayons.  We'll also have beverages and snacks.

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

Cookbook Club

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

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM Local Author Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Join local author A.R. Fulwell as she discusses her new novel WHEN THE ITALIAN CAME TO STAY.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_scissors 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Master Inspired Art Workshop: Van Gogh's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents an interactive art program in which you will not only learn about this featured classic artist, but also create art inspired by his work. Space for this class is limited, so please register: 330.659.4343  

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Awareness: Overcoming Insurmountable Odds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   
   

Listen to local stories of triumph over tragedy and discover how people found strength in the midst of suffering.
No registration required.

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

SOCRATES CAFE

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

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, June 9 – July 28, 10:15 am

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

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

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Tuesdays, July 7-July 28, 10:30 am

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

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

Thursday, July 14,  10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

 

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

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Bouncy Stories with Games & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330 643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Bouncy Stories with Games and Movement for children ages 2-6

We will listen to stories and play a game related to this week's theme.

Weather permitting, we will host a game or two outside!

    Location: Norton
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Mind, Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

World of Difference Theatrical Storytelling makes you a part of the story!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_circ_lion 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Space is limited to the first 110 attendees.

Jungle Bob and his menagerie of unusual live animals.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Magician Rick Smith, Jr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Magician Rick Smith Jr.

Magician Rick Smith Jr. has appeared on numerous television shows and is a world record holder for his card throwing skills. Don’t miss this amazing magic show!

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

 Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_drum3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver
 
African Drum Show with Elec Simon
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_party1 2:00 PM Art Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

It's a party!  Bring your creativity and enjoy an afternoon of artsy fun.  Please call 330-434-8726 to register.  For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Odom
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
z_come_together.GIF 2:00 PM Memory Café: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movies@Main: Ghostbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

GHOSTBUSTERS
Who ya gonna call?  Comedy classic starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver & Rick Moranis.  Rated PG.  105 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Summer Nail Art Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Program

Come in for a DIY manicure and try out some seasonal designs on your nails.

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WIREWORK JEWELRY

Turn clothespins into Wirework Jewelry.

For students in grade 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring Fun for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   cclement@akronlibrary.org
   

COLORING FUN FOR ADULTS

Enjoy an afternoon of coloring, conversation, realaxing music and snacks at our monthly Coloring Fun for adults.  Bring your own supplies or use some of ours!  Note the club has moved to Thursday for the summer!  No registration needed.  Have some fun tips or pages to share?  Please bring them along.  We will make the copies for everyone!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind, Body Sole: Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 14:  Outback Ray

July 21:  Rockin’ Robots

July 28:  Sogbety Diamonde 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teens and Tweens @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens and Tweens @ 2 - DIY Marble -effect Mug

Make your own awesome marbled mug!  Using nail polish, water, and some swirling skills, we will make plain white mugs into colorful works of art!  Registration for this program is limited to 12 participants.

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Totally Teen Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Water Sports

Ages 11-18

Make a splash at our 7th annual water sports event.  From a water balloon toss to a sponge relay, we'll have it all.  Wear a bathing suit or old clothes and be prepared to get wet!

Please register in advance for all programs. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_teens 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Xbox Dance Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330.784.7522   aadams@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday at 3 pm for ages 11-18

Play dance games with your friends on the Xbox 360.

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm

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

 

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Every four years, Ohio finds itself in the thick of the presidential race. What about the Buckeye State makes it so special? In The Bellwether, Kyle Kondik, managing editor for the nonpartisan political forecasting newsletter Sabato’s Crystal Ball, blends data-driven research and historical documentation to explain Ohio’s remarkable record as a predictor of presidential results and why the state is essential to the 2016 election and beyond. Presented in cooperation with the University of Akron Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics' Informed Citizen Akron initiative.

    Location: Main Library
 
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, June 9, July 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.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Ghostbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

GHOSTBUSTERS
Who ya gonna call?  Comedy classic starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver & Rick Moranis.  Rated PG.  105 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
med_bag2 6:30 PM Wellness Through The Senses, The Power Of Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
 

Presented by Lorie Lerner RN, Visiting Nurse Services will help you gain an understanding of the five senses, use practical advice regarding the five senses to provide a sense of wellbeing, and understand the impact of daily stressors and the ability to combat stressors through wellness methods.

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly_02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Life & Decline of the Monarch Butterfly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Judy Semroc, a conservation specialist with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will trace the life history of the monarch butterfly and give information about the perils that threaten its well-being. It will also include information on how people can help the species flourish, from planting important wildflowers to altering the way they use chemicals in their home garden.

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Presenter Series: Essential Oils Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Essential Oils 101: A Primer

Local instructor Karen Nitsch provides a catared talk on the basisc of Essential Oils.  Registration is requested but not necessary: 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
rec_yoga 12:30 PM YOGA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

This class is limited to twenty participants, and registration is strongly suggested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Air Bud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends.

    Location: Odom
Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

Sensory Storytime
3rd Saturdays monthly, July 16, August 20
10:30 am and 11:30 am

This is a sensory-aware storytime set in a welcoming environment for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers.  Components include schedule board, double visuals, balance beam and play time to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in this program.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM Super Hero Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Discover your superhero powers with special stories and craft

Upcoming Saturday story times:
Aug 6: Weights and Measures How do you measure up? Experience the fun side of science
Aug 20: Have a Ball Come out and play with sports stories and games
 

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

Sensory Storytime
3rd Saturdays monthly, July 16, August 20
10:30 am and 11:30 am

This is a sensory-aware storytime set in a welcoming environment for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers.  Components include schedule board, double visuals, balance beam and play time to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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 is held every first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 2 pm

Join therapy dogs, Caesar, Sophie or Dort in the children's area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend.

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

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, 2-3 pm

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM You Pick The Flick! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

You Pick The Flick!

We will have two great movies picked out and majority rules which title we will watch!  Bring your family and friends. We will have lenty of snacks for eveyone.  All movies will have a rating of PG-13 or lower.

    Location: North Hill
Sunday July 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Beach Ball Search - July 18 Find all the beach balls around the children’s area and write down the words you find.

    Location: Goodyear
 
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, June 20.

    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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Gordon the Magician Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

This show is magical.

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

For children ages 2-5 years old.  Children ages 2- 3 must be accompanied by their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, songs, dancing & a craft each week with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, June 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_smiley 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM VolunTeen Days – NEW! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Looking for community service hours for school, church or Scouts?  Join us as we engage in different activities to support a variety of organizations.   Activities may include writing military letters of support for Operation Gratitude, cutting out doll patterns for Project Rise Love & Learn Dolls, making fleece blankets for nursing homes or helping the Friends of the Library with various projects.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
eth_africa 2:00 PM Sogbety Diomande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Sogbety Diomande presents a West African experience. In this high-energy performance, children will experience the rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa. 

    Location: Highland Square
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Taste of the Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-608-7907   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

*Taste of the Games

Monday, July 18, 2 pm

Get ready for the summer Olympics and get a taste of Brazil the home of this summer’s Olympic games.  We will explore some Brazilian traditions by making a traditional Brazilian chocolate candy called Brigadeiros, make a Brazilian good luck charm, and explore the culture of Brazil.

Please call 330-745-6126 to register. For Ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Kenmore
 
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_scissors&glue 5:30 PM Crafter Work - Sugar Scrub Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology    330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us downtown for and after work craft.  Learn new and creative ways to make your home and everyday life seem a little brighter.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Academy Award-Winning Movies

June 20 - CASABLANCA (1944 Awards) 102 minutes

July 18 - THE LOST WEEKEND (1946 Awards) 99 minutes

August 22 - ALL THE KING'S MEN (1950 Awards) 109 minutes

 

    Location: Tallmadge
 
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   tgardella@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, June 6-August 29, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Tea and coffee will be served. No registration required. (*No meeting July 4 – Library Closed, Independence Day)

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!
 
Norm of the North (PG) (86 min)  
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!
 
Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) (95 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SPACE NIGHT LIGHT

Come create your own space night light.

Join our program for families of all ages!  One Monday each month, we will get together for some great crafts.

Please register in advance.

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Baby Story Time
(Birth – 24 months with a caregiver)
Tuesdays, July 5-26, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music and books chosen with you and your (6-24-month old) baby in mind. Free play time with books, puppets, and other toys is provided..

 

    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
   

Preschool Story Time!

This series of programs is for children ages 2 to 5. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun. We'll read books, play music, hear flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with pupets and fingerplays, and play with toys as we make new friends and make something to take home.

 

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

Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 14- July 26, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required.

 

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

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

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Paws for Reading! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to one of our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? our dogs' human pals will read with you.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_stage1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Dr. U. R. Awesome's Bubble Show

For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

Electric Simon and Friends - July 19

Enjoy a drumming performance with some audience participation.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Party Couture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Party Couture will turn our meeting room into a disco dance party!

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

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk

July 19- The Circle by David Eggers

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Beat the heat and enjoy an afternoon movie on our big screen! Please call us for titles, 330-836-1081.

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Despicable Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

June 7: Toy Story-Rated G, 81 min.
June 14: Big Hero 6-Rated PG, 102 min.
June 21: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.
June 28: Jungle Book (1967)-Rated G, 78 min.
July 5: Sleeping Beauty-Rated G, 75 min.
July 12: Minions-Rated PG, 91 min.
July 19:  Despicable Me-Rated PG, 95 min.
July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For grades 5 - 12

Movie - STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS, PG-13, 136 minutes

    Location: Tallmadge
 
food_fastfood 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two - Faux Food Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

It Looks like a cheeseburger and fries, but what is it really?  Using Nilla wafers make breakfast, lunch and dessert to enjout!  Patrons with food allergy questions should call the branch.

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

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

BEFORE HE FINDS HER by Michael Kardos

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MR PUPPET

Image result for puppets

Mr Puppet will bring lots of laughs with his marionettes, hand puppets, and ventriloquism.

For students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please sign-up in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Treat Yourself! Homemade Spa Products! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

It’s time to treat yourself!  

Make relaxing spa products using natural materials to take home with you!

All supplies provided, but please call the Library to register.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Super Sized Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

What’s more fun than playing board games with your friends? Playing life-sized board games with your friends, of course! Join us to play a variety of super sized games and enjoy a super sized snack. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11-18.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 193:30 pm

A hodgepodge of fun! Grades 5 on up

Mario Kart Tournament, Registration is requested.

    Location: Mogadore
 
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 July, we will discuss THE TOURNAMENT by Matthew Reilly.

    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Play is the work of the child.  We will work on playing as we learn about imagination and sharing.  Taking turns, getting along and learning about the world around us.

For parents and children entering Kindergarten in the fall.
Please register in advance. 

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

BEDTIME STORY TIME (FOR FAMILIES)

Stories, rhymes, and more!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_chefshat 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Series with Chef Sarah Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Struggle with moderation in eating healthy and indulging in your favorite things?  Learn strategies to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Naughty and Nice:  Let Chef Sarah teach you how to use amazing superfoods in some decadent ways. Not all healthy food has to be boring! 

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

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

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

For the month of July, we will discuss A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster.

    Location: Green
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Do you enjoy coloring, drawing or doodling to de-stress?  Join us Wednesday mornings as we head outside to relax while we draw and color.  Each session we will pick a different location outside the branch (weather permitting) and let our observations in nature inspire our creations.  Please bring a blanket, pillow or folding chair to sit on.  No registration necessary.  Supplies provided.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NatureConnect: Garden Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For all ages, children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Join us in our NatureConnect space to help tend our garden, listen to stories, and engage in a fun activity based in science, math or art.  Activity will be moved indoors in case of rain.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that's best for your family.)

July 20 Magician Mr. Zap

    Location: Green
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 2011:30 am Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

There are two performance times at 11:30 pm and 2 pm unless otherwise specified.

No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

 Outback Ray: Animal Fun

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays in July at 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Coloring Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Come unwind and color.  We’ll provide trendy adult coloring sheets, colored pencils, crayons and markers.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_paintpalette02 1:00 PM Donald Peoples Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Cartooning with Donald Peoples, Akron-Summit County Public Library graphic artist. This program is for ages 11 and up.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

June 15 THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich

July 20 THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith

August 17 THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that's best for your family.)

July 20 Magician Mr. Zap

    Location: Green
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM Summertime Family Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For all ages, children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring a packed lunch if you like. We will provide a drink.

THE MIGHTY DUCKS, PG, 100 minutes

    Location: Tallmadge
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 20, 2:00 pm Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

There are two performance times at 11:30 pm and 2 pm unless otherwise specified.

No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

 Outback Ray: Animal Fun

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
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, July 20, 2 pm

THE EDGE OF LOST by Kristina McMorris

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM Summer Reading Program! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Program!

Try to figure out the tricks and illusions of Gordon the Magician!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lindsay Bonilla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Reading Program
Weekly School Age Programs

WEDNESDAYS, June 8 – July 27, 2 pm

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register your group.

Lindsay Bonilla “Coach” Lindsay is back with more exciting, interactive folktales   

Upcoming: 
July 27: Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_runner.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind,Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   
   

Family Programs: Fun to the Finish Line!!

Wednesdays, 2 pm

June 8 - Realm of the Reptile live animal educational show

June 15 - Chef Battle interactive cook-off with audience participation

June 22 - Bubble Lady creative bubble making

June 29 - Nirvana Yoga family Yoga time.  (Some mats will be available.  If you have one, bring one!)

July 6 - Lawn Games.  All Games All Outdoors.  

July 13 - Rockin' Robots High Octane Energy show

July 20 - Mr. Puppet Calorie Burning laughter guaranteed!

July 27 - Ventriloquist Show Get Set for Magic by Jason Alan.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Party Couture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-69-4343   dnag@akronlibrary.org
   

~~
Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

July 20- Get your dance on with Party Couture.
July 27-  Outdoor fun day.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM NatureConnect: Teen Tech in the Reading Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

NatureConnect:  Teen Tech in the Reading Garden
For ages 11 to 18
Wednesdays, 3 pm

Share information about cool apps, games and taking photos in our Reading Garden.

    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   
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud Molly and Rocky our doggie pals.  

This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence

in reading aloud.

Pre-readers welcome, too!

    Location: Norton
 
rec_joystick.GIF 6:00 PM Father and Son Wii Gaming Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 20, 6 pm

Drop in for an hour of Wii gaming fun. All ages welcome!

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Each month from March through August, we will focus on different skills to help children get ready for kindergarten. Join us for a group program of stories, activities, and learning. Afterward there will be individual interaction stations set up for parents and children to make and take ideas home for further learning. Snacks will be served.

Play time - July 20

Play is a child’s work so tonight we will work our imagination and play together.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM Writers' Guild of Nordonia Hills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WRITERS' GUILD

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

Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Ellet Summer Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Local bands playing music under the summer sun! Bring your beach towels, blankets, and lawn chairs for an evening of free music on our front lawn.

July 20- Tracey Thomas

    Location: Ellet
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Tuesdays, July 7-July 28, 10:30 am

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

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

Thursday, July  21, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

 

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

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Bouncy Stories with Games & Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330 643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Bouncy Stories with Games and Movement for children ages 2-6

We will listen to stories and play a game related to this week's theme.

Weather permitting, we will host a game or two outside!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Parachute Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   3304678595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PARACHUTE PLAY

Toddler parachute play is for ages 2-5.  We will use music and movement to play parachute games.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Mind, Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Create Cartoon Art with Jeff Nicholas!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_magic 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Space is limited to the first 110 attendees.

On your mark, get set, magic! Gordon the magician entertains all ages.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Iron Chef: Sandwich Edition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Register beginning July 1. Limit of 20.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday Matinees
1-3 pm
Kick back and relax with our family friendly movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and juice.
July 21– PAN
August 4- MINIONS

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kids 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver
 
Library B.I.N.G.O.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Annual Teen Chef Bake-Off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Program

Bring your favorite dish and a copy of your recipe. Show off your culinary talents for fun, feasting and prizes. Bakers and tasters wanted!

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BANANA GRAMS

Come play Banana Grams on the lawn (or the floor if it rains).

For students in grade 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner-Intermediate-Friendly. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind, Body Sole: Rockin’ Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 21:  Rockin’ Robots

July 28:  Sogbety Diamonde 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teens and Tweens @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens and Tweens @ 2 - Alcohol Ink Glass Bulbs

Using special inks and an alcohol solution, make a beautiful glass ornament to hang in your window or give as a gift. Registration for this program is limited to 12 participants.

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Totally Teen Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Indoor Game Day

Ages 11-18

We're ending our summer programming with updated indoor versions of classic rainy day games!  Try toilet paper bowling, glow-in-the-dark tic-tac-toe, and balloon ping pong.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

Please register in advance for all programs. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Introduction to Yoga: A Two-Part Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

    Have you have ever wondered what yoga is and how it works?  Now is the time to try it!  A certified yoga instructor will introduce you to a personal yoga practice in this two-part series.  Participants should bring their own yoga mats & wear comfortable clothing.  No previous experience required; all levels welcome.  Ages 13 & up.  Registration begins May 30.  These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library.

Part Two:  Postures and Meditation

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
office_envelope 6:00 PM Make Your Own Greeting Card Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, July 21, 6 pm

Join us to make a homemade card to send to family or friends. 

Also, you will learn paper quilling techniques to add some color to your creation. 

Please call to register at 330-628-9228.

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build it Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Love Me Tonight Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

LOVE ME TONIGHT 
A madcap pre-code romance with enchanting melodies and effortless charm from first frame to last.  Justly praised as one of the best films of its era.  Starring Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald and Myrna Loy.  89 min.   Introduction and discussion afterward.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM The Truth Is Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE TRUTH IS...CONFESSIONS AND TIPS FROM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER

Author Rebecca Thomas discusses her 30 year journey in the public schools and the unexpected situations she encountered along the way.

Please sign-up in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday July 22, 2016 Go To Top
rec_yoga 12:30 PM YOGA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

This class is limited to twenty participants, and registration is strongly suggested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM High School Musical Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Two high school students, an athlete and a nerd, fall for each other at a party and audition for a high school musical struggling to balance sports and academics. 

    Location: Odom
Saturday July 23, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower02 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Summer Color Explosion Flower Arrangement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as Tami Custer will help people create a fresh flower arrangement featuring bright summer colors in a cool metallic container.  This arrangement is a little bit high style and easy to make.

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

Note: Please register for one class only, as the classes are identical.

    Location: Highland Square
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
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 more than 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.

This class will take place in Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ACT Practice Test Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

ACT Practice Test

Saturday, July 23, 11 am – 3 pm

Take a practice test under realistic testing conditions, get a feel for the endurance you’ll need and receive score reports highlighting your strengths and weaknesses.  Register for this free test through Princeton Review:  http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/288166  

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_flower02 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Color Explosion Flower Arrangement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as Tami Custer will help people create a fresh flower arrangement featuring bright summer colors in a cool metallic container.  This arrangement is a little bit high style and easy to make. 

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

Note: Please register for one class only, as the classes are identical.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_rivers 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Search For the Truth: An Afternoon of Cryptozoology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a unique and fascinating afternoon as we explore reports of elusive creatures among us. Doug Waller from the SouthEastern Society for Bigfoot Investigation will speak about Bigfoot sightings in Ohio including eyewitness reports and personal encounters that his group has investigated. Doug speaks at 1:00pm.

Documentary film maker and investigative journalist Seth Breedlove will screen his latest documentary "The Beast of Whitehall" which tells of numerous sightings of an unexplained creature in upstate New York. He will follow it up with a Q & A session. Seth's presentation begins at 2:00pm.

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

Every 4th Saturday of the month (June 25, July 23, August 27), 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of blocks
 

    Location: Main Library
 
trans_plane1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paper Airplane Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Paper Airplane Contest
Saturday, July 23, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Learn to make and fly your own paper airplane!
Do you think your plane with fly the farthest? Stop in to find out!
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_generic 3:00 PM Mini Sports Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MINI SPORTS MANIA

Do you like sports?  We will read some sports books, play a sports matching game, laugh at some jokes, and play some mini sports such as Nerf basketball, finger bowling, Nerf football, and perhaps much more!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Sunday July 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM VolunTEEN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Have fun and earn service hours for school by helping with our summer reading program activities. Volunteer certificates will be awarded at the end of the program. Register beginning June 1.

    Location: Ellet
 
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, June 20.

    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

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

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

Yoga Fun Mondays
July 25, August 1, and 8th 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4-11, join us for an hour of yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required. Yoga classes are generously brought to you by Friends of the Richfield Branch Library.

    Location: Richfield
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Library Olympics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Kick off the Summer Olympic celebrations by trying out several Olympic events! Games, a craft and a treat!

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

For children ages 2-5 years old.  Children ages 2- 3 must be accompanied by their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, songs, dancing & a craft each week with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, June 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   aadams@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, 1 pm

Large groups please schedule ahead with the teen librarian to make a reservation for all movies due to limited space

INSIDE OUT (PG) (102 minutes) - July 25

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM Mark Wood Fun Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Mark Wood Fun Show promotes the importance of reading and benefits of physical activities. This show is titled: “Magic, Fitness & Fun,” and uses magic, games and demonstrations to convey the fitness message.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 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
   

MY LIFE AS A BOOK by Janet Tashjian

Title: My Life as a Book, Author: Janet Tashjian

One Monday each month at 6:30pm, we will meet to talk about this month's book with others over a drink and a snack.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:00 PM Western Reserve Historical Society presents Fab 50s Cleveland Style: Glorious Sports, Gory Murder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Relive 1954, the year the Indians, Browns and Barons were all in championships.  What else was in the headlines; Marilyn Shepard was murdered and Marilyn Monroe was married.  No registration necessary.

    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   tgardella@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, June 6-August 29, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Tea and coffee will be served. No registration required. (*No meeting July 4 – Library Closed, Independence Day)

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_masks_bw 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Keep the Peace! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Keep the Peace- An Evening of Storytelling presented by Kyle Jozsa and Wandering Aesthetics

Join Wandering Aesthetics' storyteller Kyle Jozsa as he uses songs and stories to lead an interactive journey to inner (and outer) peace. Using folk tales from around the world, Keep the Peace examines the development of tools into weapons and proposes alternative answers to violence.  This is a theatrical storytelling event.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_handshake 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Keeping the Peace - An Evening of Storytelling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Keeping the Peace- An Evening of Storytelling Presented by Kyle Jozsa and Wandering Aesthetics

Join Wandering Aesthetics' Storyteller Kyle Jozsa as he uses songs and stories to lead an interactive journey to inner (and outer) peace.  Using folk tales from around the world, "Keep the Peace" examines the development of tools into weapons and proposes alternative answers to violence.  This is a theatrical storytelling event.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Baby Story Time
(Birth – 24 months with a caregiver)
Tuesdays, July 5-26, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music and books chosen with you and your (6-24-month old) baby in mind. Free play time with books, puppets, and other toys is provided..

 

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

Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 14- July 26, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required.

 

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_aerobics 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Rockin Robots

For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

We have performers to amaze and entertain you this summer. Come enjoy the shows and check out some books! Large groups please schedule ahead with the children’s librarian to make a reservation for all shows due to limited space.

Weathervane Playhouse - July 26

Theatre is a Team Sport! With fun theatre games and activities we learn communication, collaboration, and cooperation.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Outback Ray is back by popular demand with his exciting and engaging animal show!

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Vote and then watch your choice for favorite sports movie.

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Despicable Me 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

July 26:  Despicable Me 2-Rated PG, 98 min.

Upcoming:
August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Paint Chip Cards & Guitar Pick Tags

Using color strips from the paint store create cool looking gift cards.  Make your own custom guitar pick to use while playing or turn it into a necklace or backpack tag. For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PARTY COUTURE

Image result for celebration

Enjoy the end of Mind, Body, & Sole reading program with a celebration by Party Couture!

For students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please sign-up in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring a comfy pillow to sit on and enjoy snacks and a movie on the big screen---help pick what we watch!

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Taste of the Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   
Get ready for the summer Olympics and get a taste of Brazil,  the home of this summer’s Olympic games.  We will explore some Brazilian traditions by making a traditional Brazilian chocolate candy called Brigadeiros, make a Brazilian good luck charm, and explore the culture of Brazil.
Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11 to 18.
    Location: Main Library
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 26, 3:30-5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM All By Myself Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

What can I do by myself?  Lots of things! Our focus is on self-help and motor skills as we learn to do work “all by myself”.

For parents and children entering Kindergarten in the fall.
Please register in advance. 

    Location: Odom
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM DIY Nail Polish Marbling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330467.8595.   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY NAIL POLISH MARBLING

Image result for nail polish bottle

Create your own marbled masterpieces on a variety of surfaces with nail polish and water.  All supplies are provided.

Please register in advance.

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- & Intermediate-Friendly. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_butterfly_01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Flutter On In: Hammered Dulcimer Music Photo Evening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   cclement@akronlibrary.org
   

Flutter On In

Norton resident Mary Lou Jubin returns with a brand new photo presentation accompanied by her original dulcimer music pieces.  A perfect way to spend a relaxing summer evening.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness Meditation for Your Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Meditation with Andy Davis, professional clinical counselor.  This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness meditation and its current implications for health, stress, and brain function.

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

    Location: Highland Square
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NatureConnect: Garden Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For all ages, children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Join us in our NatureConnect space to help tend our garden, listen to stories, and engage in a fun activity based in science, math or art.  Activity will be moved indoors in case of rain.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tween Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-443   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Yoga Wednesdays
 July 27, August 3 and 10th, 10:30-11:30

This program is geared for boys and girls entering 4th grade or higher. An instructor from Nirvana Yoga Studio will be leading the session, and followed by a healthy snack. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that’s best for your family.)

July 27 Party Couture Dance Party

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_smiley 11:30 AM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 27, 11:30 am Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

There are two performance times at 11:30 pm and 2 pm unless otherwise specified.

No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

Rockin Robots: Back by popular demand!

    Location: Mogadore
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays in July at 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Memory Cafe: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 1:00 PM Mr. Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Comedic ventriloquist.  It is likely you will burn calories laughing.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Summer Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us out in the library yard for badminton, Frisbee and other summer games.  Snacks and water will be provided.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM SUMMER READING SPECIAL EVENT SERIES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

A Family Favorite For All Ages

Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm

(Choose the time that’s best for your family.)

July 27 Party Couture Dance Party

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Drama classes for kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

All  the World's a Stage

Ages 9-13

July 13 and 27.

Work on theatrical movement, vocal techniques and characterization through theater activities and monologue performance.

Build confidence and presence on stage by working with scene partners.

Gain a basic understanding of improvisation and how it is best used in theater.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 27, 2:00 pm Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

There are two performance times at 11:30 pm and 2 pm unless otherwise specified.

No need to sign up–just come and have FUN!

Rockin Robots: Back by popular demand!

    Location: Mogadore
 
anim_spider 2:00 PM Summer Reading Program! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Program!

Learn about unusual animals with Outback Ray!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Celebrate Summer Reading Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

Celebrate our Summer Readers with a special program

Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register your group.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_runner.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind,Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   
   

Family Programs: Fun to the Finish Line!!

Wednesdays, 2 pm

June 8 - Realm of the Reptile live animal educational show

June 15 - Chef Battle interactive cook-off with audience participation

June 22 - Bubble Lady creative bubble making

June 29 - Nirvana Yoga family Yoga time.  (Some mats will be available.  If you have one, bring one!)

July 6 - Lawn Games.  All Games All Outdoors.  

July 13 - Rockin' Robots High Octane Energy show

July 20 - Mr. Puppet Calorie Burning laughter guaranteed!

July 27 - Ventriloquist Show Get Set for Magic by Jason Alan.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outdoor Fun Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

~~
Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
July 27-  Outdoor fun day.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_scissors Upcycle Book Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Book Art

Make a bookmark out of a book spine, creat art on a page from framing,  sculpt a book, and make a book bobble ring or necklace. 

    Location: Richfield
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Photo Tiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July, 27, 6 pm
Bring a copy of a favorite photo, or clip something pretty from a magazine, and we will turn it into a beautiful tile.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_tshirt 6:30 PM Basics Of Thrift Shopping Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Dina Younis will present a fun and lively presentation on how to become a better thrifter, find the best deals, replicate your favorite celebrity outfits, and decorate your house on a budget by navigating a thrift store and understanding tagging systems.  

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, June 9 – July 28, 10:15 am

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

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

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Tuesdays, July 7-July 28, 10:30 am

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

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

Thursday, July 28, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Mind, Body & Sole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Weathervane Playhouse is here to entertain us with some interactive fun!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:20 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   3306439075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   
Contact: Science & Technology   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org  

Come Celebrate Urban Birds with us!  The Science & Technology Division takes part in this The Cornell Lab of Ornithology program to collect data which will provide them with a picture of how different environments influence the location of birds in urban areas.  This program is open to all ages, no experience necessary.  Simply join us at 12:15 every Thursday afternoon in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for our 10 minute observation period.  You do not need binoculars, but they are certainly welcome.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_twodancers 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Space is limited to the first 110 attendees.

Everybody dance with Party Couture. Wear comfy clothes and be prepared to dance yourself silly!

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mr. Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-608-7907   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Mr. Puppet brings tons of laughs, puppets and fun for all ages. Enjoy marionettes, hand puppets and ventriloquism in this entertaining show

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

 Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
school_chemistry2 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver
 
Mad Science
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movies@Main: Kung Fu Panda 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

KUNG FU PANDA 3 
Po the panda and the gang are back in an awesome tale for the entire family.  Starring the voices of Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen.  Rated PG.  95 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

ROPE BOWL

Create a rope bowl.

For students in grade 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind, Body Sole: Sogbety Diamonde Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 28:  Sogbety Diamonde 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teens and Tweens @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens and Tweens @ 2 - Chalk on the Walk

Another annual favorite!  Get outside and flex your artistic muscles decorating our front walk with chalk designs.  We will have cool treats to enjoy afterwards.  In case of rain, we will move the fun indorrs and make a chalk mural to hang in the library!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_teens 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Life Size Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330.784.7522   aadams@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday at 3 pm for ages 11-18

Play life-sized Monopoly or Jenga. There will also be regular sized games you may choose to play.

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm

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

 

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

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

Thursday, July 28, 6 pm

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

Six Sisters’ Stuff 

    Location: Mogadore
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM Investing Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Scott Haley, Certified Financial Planner.  

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Kung Fu Panda 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

KUNG FU PANDA 3 
Po the panda and the gang are back in an awesome tale for the entire family.  Starring the voices of Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan and Seth Rogen.  Rated PG.  95 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

LONG AND FARAWAY GONE by Lou Berney

NECESSARY DEATH OF LEWIS WINTER by Malcolm Mackay

WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan

THE DAUGHTER by Jane Shemilt

 

Read one, read all, your choice!  These titles were all nominated as best paperback original stories by Mystery Writers of America.  Do you agree with their choices?  Are they award winning books?

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_bookflipping 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Discussion Group

Come join us discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles. New members are always welcome.

For more information, call the Highland Square Branch Library at 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us.

    Location: Highland Square
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_book3 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

This group examines a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.  New members are always welcome. Call 330-376-2927 for more information.

 

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM Introduction to Reading Music I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

INTRODUCTION TO READING MUSIC I

Theresa Prezioso presents an easy-to-understand tour of a musical score and explanation of these symbols for those with little or no music-reading experience.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday July 29, 2016 Go To Top
rec_yoga 12:30 PM YOGA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

This class is limited to twenty participants, and registration is strongly suggested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Minion Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Bring out your inner Minion with Minion activities and crafts!

All ages welcome.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 31, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG by Andre Dubus III

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_leaf_green On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Dirt & Mud – August 1 Look in the NatureConnect window and observe the differences in each jar of dirt.

    Location: Goodyear
 
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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Summer Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Bouncing Baby Rhyme Time

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

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

Yoga Fun Mondays
July 25, August 1, and 8th 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4-11, join us for an hour of yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required. Yoga classes are generously brought to you by Friends of the Richfield Branch Library.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM VolunTeen Days – NEW! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Looking for community service hours for school, church or Scouts?  Join us as we engage in different activities to support a variety of organizations.   Activities may include writing military letters of support for Operation Gratitude, cutting out doll patterns for Project Rise Love & Learn Dolls, making fleece blankets for nursing homes or helping the Friends of the Library with various projects.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your baby’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Bring a blanket or yoga mat and your baby’s favorite toy. Dress for messy play experiences. Miss KT also recommends having in your diaper bag an extra outfit for baby to change into afterwards if needed.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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_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   tgardella@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, June 6-August 29, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Tea and coffee will be served. No registration required. (*No meeting July 4 – Library Closed, Independence Day)

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

Summer Evening Book Discussion 

We will be discussing THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston.  Books will be available for check-out at our service desk one month prior to the discussion.  New members are always welcome!

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

Summer Evening Book Discussion - THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD  by Zora Neale Hurston

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

 

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

All Ages

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your child’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover songs, books, prop stories and movement activities to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child’s day! Dress for messy play experiences and consider bringing your child a change of clothes. Miss JoAnna is excited to share this special time with you and your child.

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

Tuesday, August 2, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Butterfly Terrarium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Make a butterfly terrarium with mason jars. PLEASE CALL 330-864-5721 TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM.

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies: Boxtrolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm June, July and August (not August 30)

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome

August 2: Boxtrolls-Rated PG, 96 min.

Upcoming:
August 9:  Frozen-Rated PG, 102 min.
August 16: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.
August 23: Peanuts Movie-Rated G, 93 min.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 23:30 pm

A hodgepodge of fun! Grades 5 on up

 Outdoor Game Day/ Play-off Party. 

Our hard working teen volunteers will be recognized at this celebration too! In case of inclement weather we will move indoors.

    Location: Mogadore
 
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
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Calling all anime and manga enthusiasts! Join us the first Tuesday of the month to watch anime, make a snack, do activities, and make crafts based off of your favorite manga and anime series. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. For ages 11-18. 

    Location: Main Library
 
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, August 2, 6:30 pm

BAD THINGS HAPPEN by Harry Dolan

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Color It So Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   tgardella@akronlibrary.org
   

Join the craze that has grown-ups acting like kids again. Spend a relaxing evening coloring with us. We'll provide coloring sheets designed specifically for adults, plus colored pencils and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings. We will meet the 1st Tuesday of each month. No registration necessary.

    Location: Goodyear
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Do you enjoy coloring, drawing or doodling to de-stress?  Join us Wednesday mornings as we head outside to relax while we draw and color.  Each session we will pick a different location outside the branch (weather permitting) and let our observations in nature inspire our creations.  Please bring a blanket, pillow or folding chair to sit on.  No registration necessary.  Supplies provided.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tween Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-443   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Yoga Wednesdays
 July 27, August 3 and 10th, 10:30-11:30

This program is geared for boys and girls entering 4th grade or higher. An instructor from Nirvana Yoga Studio will be leading the session, and followed by a healthy snack. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Coffee, Coloring and Creative Writing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ever want to stop the world and feel like a kid again? Embrace your inner child! Studies show coloring and creative writing can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed specifically for adults as well as colored pencils, creative writing prompts and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Remember the Titans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Drama classes for teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: gerri bowen   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Take Center Stage

Ages 14-18

August 3 and17.

Learn to create theatrical exercises, improved performance focus and audience awareness.

Learn the techniques that are used in training and performance by focusing on scene work and monologues.

Learn the audition process and how best to prepare.

 

 

This series of classes is sponsored by The Akron Summit County Public Library, Kenmore Community Council, First Glance and Wandering Aesthetics.

 

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

Join us the first Wednesday of the month at 1 pm for a variety of literature, relaxed conversation and refreshments.  Monthly titles are available at the circulation desk.  No regisistration is required.

This month we will discuss THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabriella Zevin.

    Location: Norton
 
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   
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud Molly and Rocky our doggie pals.  

This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence

in reading aloud.

Pre-readers welcome, too!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion at Artisan Coffee House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Join us at Artisan Coffee House, located at 662 Canton Road in Akron, for delightful conversation about books. Books can be picked up at the library or at the discussion. 

August 3- Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly

 

    Location: Ellet
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 pm

THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald

    Location: Mogadore
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
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
   

Thursday, August 4, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday Matinees
1-3 pm
Kick back and relax with our family friendly movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and juice.
August 4- MINIONS

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movies@Main: Race Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

RACE
Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history propels him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics.  Based on the true story.  Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons.  Rated PG-13.  134 min  
 

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

Do you love to knit or crochet? 

Join us for the sharing of ideas and instruction. Basic supplies provided to get you started.

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

RACE
Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history propels him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics.  Based on the true story.  Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons.  Rated PG-13.  134 min  
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Puzzled at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
med_bag1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM All Hands on Deck: Lifesaving Lessons -- Hands-Only CPR Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Almost 610,000 people are killed every year by heart attacks.  Be prepared and learn how to help someone who may be experiencing cardiac arrest at this hands-only CPR training class.  This program is supported by the American Heart Association.  

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM Introduction to Reading Music II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

INTRODUCTION TO READING MUSIC II

This follow-up program offers a hands-on, visual and tactile opportunity for attendees to put into practice the theory presented in the first class on a piano keyboard.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday August 5, 2016 Go To Top
office_stamp.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day in collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Do you have interesting old photos we can share with the public?  Bring your original photo or slide from the Portage Lakes area to be scanned and digitally saved for our digital community archive, www.summitmemory.org.

Limit 10 photos per person.  Please register in advance for an appointment time.

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_scissors 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow crafters for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  Come for an hour or the entire day.  No experience necessary - all crafters welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Newspaper Archive Academic Library Edition (formerly Access NewspaperArchive) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Newspaper Archive Academic Library Edition (formerly Access NewspaperArchive)

Go beyond Ancestry and discover other genealogy databases the Library has to offer. Join us to learn more about these great resources, including what they contain, how to access them, and how to do effective searches. Sessions will include an hour of demonstration and another hour of practice time with staff on hand to help. Newspaper Archive Academic Library Edition provides home access to digitized newspapers from the U.S. and overseas. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

This class will take place in Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Weights and Measures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

How do you measure up? Experience the fun side of science

Upcoming Saturday story times:
Aug 20: Have a Ball Come out and play with sports stories and games
 

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 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 is held every first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 2 pm

Join therapy dogs, Caesar, Sophie or Dort in the children's area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend.

    Location: Tallmadge
Sunday August 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Summer Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Bouncing Baby Rhyme Time

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.