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Friday August 29, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 3: Advanced  Features 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Saturday August 30, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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: Advanced Custom Tools for Worksheets 

Experience the more advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to link data among many workbooks. Set up a shared-workbook with appropriate protection levels and create a drop-down list. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 & 4 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_trophy Firestone Park Presents a Library History Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

In honor of the 140th Anniversary of ASCPL, Firestone Park will be offering a Library History Challenge.  Beginning on September 1, visit our library to pick up your Challenge Form, and try to answer as many different ASCPL history questions correctly as you can.  The forms with the highest amount of correct answers will be entered into our Library History Prize drawing.  The drawing will be held on September 30. 

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Computers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Computers: The Basics

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM MOBILE LAB - HANDS-ON COMPUTER TRAINING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Tuesday, September 2, Thursday, September 4, Saturday, September 6, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Check the seperate Electronic Services calendar for more details.

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

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

A hodgepodge of fun!

First, third and last Tuesdays of each month, 3:30 pm

Grades 6 on up

September 2 End of Summer Party!

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Beaded Bookmarks

Stop by the children's play area.  Make a cool beaded design to attach to a paperclip to mark your place in your book.

for grades K - 5

 

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

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

Please register for this program for adults.

 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_questionmark_blue 6:00 PM Mysterious Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cassandra Walker   330-628-9228   cwalker@akronlibrary.org
   

Newcomers are always welcome. Books can be picked up at the Mogadore circulation desk anytime prior to the book club meeting. 

Tuesday, September 2 at 6 pm

BLACKBIRD MYSTERY SERIES by Nancy Martin
 

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

 

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

Please contact the Science and Technology Division to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-6560-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 6:45 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday September 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver, including rhymes, fingerplays, books, songs, and activities.

No registration needed.
 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

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

First Wednesday of the month @ 1 pm, no registration is necessary.  Join us for books, conversation and refreshments!

Join us September 3rd for a discussion of THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood.   

 

 

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Peace of Mind: Tax Matters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch Library   330-644-7050   
   

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the most important and useful information you need to know.  Registration is requested.

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

Extra copies are available at the Front Desk.

This month's selected book is:  KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom.

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

 

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Creating Workbooks 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Movie and Popcorn

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you in 6th-12th grade?

Want something different to do after school?

Interested in meeting other teens?

Like trying new things?

Looking for volunteer hours?

Join the Teen Advisory Board!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Our selection for September is The Flame Throwers by Rachel Kushner.
  • Copies of the discussion book are available at the Culture & AV desk.
  • Ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years. Miss JoAnna will keep your active toddler engaged with finger plays, flannel boards, puppets, props, songs, and books. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am (Closed November 27 for Thanksgiving)
For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts. No registration needed.

 

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

Library Babies & Tots for ages 6 months to 3 years

Join Miss Mary for songs, feltboard stories and group playtime.

Please register by phone, email or in-person

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM MOBILE LAB - HANDS-ON COMPUTER TRAINING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Tuesday, September 2, Thursday, September 4, Saturday, September 6, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Check the seperate Electronic Services calendar for more details.

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

Microsoft Windows for Beginners 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:00 AM NEW! Word Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

NEW!  Word Games
First Thursday monthly, September 4, October 2, November 6, 11 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Story Time: Art All Around Us Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years. Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories about great artists and art techniques. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Registration Requested. 

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

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

Typing 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
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   
   

Thursdays, September 4, October 2, November 6, 3-4:30 pm

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet? Do you like to share techniques and get new ideas? All levels of expertise and all ages are welcome. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult helper.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2  
As Peter Parker romances Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man must face his biggest enemies: The Green Goblin, Electro and Rhino! Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan and Sally Field. Rated PG-13. 142 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
med_caduceus 6:00 PM Medicare 101: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch Library   330-644-7050   
   

Happy Birthday, you’re turning 65!  Join Sharon Honroth as she guides you through the Medicare maze with emphasis on Medicare, Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription plans.  Registration is requested.

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

Newcomers are always welcome. Books can be picked up at the Mogadore circulation desk anytime prior to the book club meeting. 

Thursday, September 4 at 6 pm

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslie McCrea   330.836.1081   
   

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group
First Thursday monthly, 6 pm

September 4 THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY by Denise Kiernan.

The incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in US history. At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians-many of them young women from small towns across the South-were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war-when Oak Ridge's secret was revealed. Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it-women who are now in their eighties and nineties-The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country's history.
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_farm 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Canning and Freezing Your Garden Harvest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Linnette Goard, Food and Safety Specialist for the OSU Extension, will present on how to safely Can and freeze your garden harvest. Please register for this program by calling 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday September 5, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Friday Movie Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   
   

Join us for movie and a snack.

Sept 5 Legends of Oz Dorothy Returns PG 88 minutes

Oct 3 Muppets Most Wanted PG 112 minutes

Nov 14 Mr. Peabody and Sherman PG 92 minutes 

    Location: Odom
 
misc_familytree 6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM Late Night at the Library for Genealogists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Late Night at the Library for Genealogists

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Join the Special Collections Division and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society for the Tenth Annual Late Night at the Library. The library will close at its normal time of 6 pm and re-open for genealogists only from 6:30-10:30 pm. Parking is free after 6 pm in the High & Market Street deck. Refreshments will be provided, and all printing and copying charges will be waived.

Registration is not required, and all levels of genealogy expertise are welcome. For more information, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 6, 2014 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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


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


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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-6560-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
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misc_new_blue 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

Join us for this family program for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and typically developing peers.  Our program includes a schedule board, consistent program plan and sensory opportunities as well as a play time.

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

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

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

 

 

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

File Management 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM MOBILE LAB - HANDS-ON COMPUTER TRAINING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Tuesday, September 2, Thursday, September 4, Saturday, September 6, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Check the seperate Electronic Services calendar for more details.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver, including a craft or activity.
No registration needed.

September 6: Lions
September 20: Dinosaurs
October 4: Cowboys and Cowgirls
October 18: Hats Off to Books
November 1: Be Happy and Healthy
November 15: Madeline’s Tea Party
 

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

Join us each month for some creative fun with arts and crafts to try. Preschool through grade 5 recommended. No registration is necessary. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ice Cream Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

Say good bye to summer with refreshing ice cream.  Learn how to make your very own batch and then eat it before it melts!

    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Paws for Reading

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1-2 pm

Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children’s area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend.  Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_party1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 140th Library Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Celebrate 140 years of Library service in Akron!  Wear a costume from your favorite time period, 1880s – 1980s for a chance to win a prize!

1 pm Old Fashioned Crafts with Miss Elaine

1:30 pm Make your own Old-Fashioned Root Beer Float

(Supported by Portage Lakes Friends of the Library)

2 pm Tails-N-Tales will be on hand so you can read to your favorite furry friend

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM Tails-N-Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
Sunday September 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none BOOK CLUB ON THE RUN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

New books 2nd Monday of the month

September 8, October 13, November 10

No meetings...no deadlines...just GOOD books!  Perfect for someone crunched for time.  Book selections each month include discussion questions, patron reviews and author information.

September 8 - BAND OF SISTERS by Cathy Gohlke

    Location: Ellet
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nat_sun DIY-2-Go: Feather Wrapped Pens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

YOUTH AND TEEN

For grades 4-12

September 8-13

No time? No problem! Stop in to get supplies and instructions on creating your own stylish stylus.

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

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 10 am

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
 
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova

No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!  Pick up new selections on the 2nd Monday of the month.  Discussion questions, read-a-like lists and author information included with each book.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages birth-18 months. Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children. Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_puzzle_piece 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

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

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 11 am

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

 

 

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

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
med_caduceus 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Walk-in Health Information Class: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Health Information 101 - Is Google Good Enough?

Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet.  Learn from the Science & Technology Division Consumer Health Information Specialists how you can search for reliable, up-to-date health information using Library databases. Discover how to determine if a website uncovered with a Google search is trust-worthy, and which websites are scams.

Please note: This class will meet in the First Floor Meeting Room at Main Library twice on this date - at 12:15 pm and at 6:30 pm.  Choose the time which fits your schedule better.

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

Join us the second Monday of each month at 1 pm

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Monday Casual Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE SISTERS by Nancy Jensen

The Sisters

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

In this month's selection, growing up without a mother in hardscrabble Kentucky in the 1920s, Bertie Fischer and her older sister, Mabel, have only each other—with perhaps a sweetheart for Bertie waiting in the wings. But on the day that Bertie graduates from eighth grade, good intentions go terribly wrong, setting off a chain of misunderstandings that will change the lives of the next three generations.

What happens when nothing turns out as you planned? From the Depression through the second world war and Vietnam, and smaller events both tragic and joyful, Bertie and Mabel forge unexpected identities that are shaped by a past that no one ever talks about. 

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

    Location: Green
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elect_e_reader.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mobile Lab: Kindles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Space is limited to 15 participants. Come a half hour early to secure your ticket into each program.  Please bring your Kindle. 

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

Kindles & E-Books 

Do you own a Kindle and want to know how to get e-books from the library? Then, this is the class for you. Prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners 

Discover what a computer mouse is and have fun practicing basic mouse functions with in-class exercises. Learn to open and close software programs and play a game or two! Attendance at Introduction to Computers is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For children in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. Miss KT and Miss JoAnna will share a variety of activities specifically designed for young, inquisitive minds. Each month will feature a unique theme incorporating elements of art, literature, and science. Siblings are welcome, too.

September: Spy Academy

October: Art Lab

November: Mad Science Lab

 

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Back to School Extravaganza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gerri Bowen   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Make something cool for school. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
food_wineglass.GIF 6:00 PM Introduction to Wines, a four-part series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Introduction to Wine

Are you overwhelmed when trying to pick out a wine for dinner?  Do you know what characteristics and regions you should be looking for?  Join us for this four session course on wine education and have your questions answered by an expert.  This is a lecture course only with no tastings available.  Please register in advance.  

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

AT HOME by Bill Bryson

 

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

Jammie Time

Family Story Time

Mondays, 6:30 pm

September 8

October 13

November 10

December 15

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

    Location: Green
 
med_caduceus 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Walk-in Health Information Class: Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Health Information 101 - Is Google Good Enough?

Don't trust your health to what you read on the Internet.  Learn from the Science & Technology Division Consumer Health Information Specialists how you can search for reliable, up-to-date health information using Library databases. Discover how to determine if a website uncovered with a Google search is trust-worthy, and which websites are scams.

Please note: This class will meet in the First Floor Meeting Room at Main Library twice on this date - at 12:15 pm and at 6:30 pm.  Choose the time which fits your schedule better.

http://ascplhealth.akronlibrary.org/classes/    
    Location: Main Library
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nat_sun DIY-2-Go: Feather Wrapped Pens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

YOUTH AND TEEN

For grades 4-12

September 8-13

No time? No problem! Stop in to get supplies and instructions on creating your own stylish stylus.

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

    Location: Green
 
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    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult caregivers are encouraged to bring in our youngest patrons to enjoy books, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun!

    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
   

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

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

(There will be no program September 30 or November 11)

Ages 3 and up

    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, (September 9, October 14, Closed on November 11 for Staff Development Day)
10:30-11:30 am

For young children (ages 2-5) with a caregiver. 

Hands-on, age-appropriate play experiences and materials will be available for children and their caregivers. Children and adults can make friends, share stories, create and play together.

No registration needed.

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

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

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly book discussion. For the month of September, we will discuss WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE by Maria Semple.

Copies will be available at Green Branch Library after August 12.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM READERS ROUNDTABLE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

2nd Tuesday of the month

September 9 - THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB: A TRUE STORY by Lily Koppel

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mobile Lab: Social Media Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Space is limited to 15 participants. Come a half hour early to secure your ticket into each program.  

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

Social Media 

Join us as we cover the top two social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, also the new comer to the social media world Pinterest.  Learn how to stay connected with family and friends. Share photos and videos.  Meet new people. This exciting social media class will also cover the dos and don’ts of the social media world.  Attendance at Internet Parts 1&2 or prior Internet experience preferred. 

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Richfield
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trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Back to School Craft Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Back to School Craft Lab
Tuesday, September 9, 3:30 pm

For ages 11 to 18

Hey teens, stop in and make some locker decorations, decorate notebooks and do some other fun Back to School crafts!

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Complete a scavenger hunt in the library to learn about the resources that the library offers and get a small prize!  

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

Tuesday, September 9 at 3:30 pm 

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information please visit http://warmupakron.webs.com/

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

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

Registration Requested. 

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

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

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9032   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_birthdaycake 6:30 PM Foods of 1870s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Cookbook Club Special Event

In celebration of the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s 140 years of service, the theme this month is food and recipes of the 1870s.  Join us as we sample dishes made from 1870s recipes or food new to that decade such as milk chocolate, root beer, margarine and ice cream soda.  All you need to bring is a prepared dish and your appetite.  Cookbooks and recipes will be available at the Library or you can use your own.

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

Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information please visit http://warmupakron.webs.com/

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM CAKE DECORATING DEMONSTRATION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 pm

Want to see how to make your cakes amazing?  Join us for this one hour demo as Wilton Method instructor, Marjorie Funk shows you some basic techniques to create a beautiful cake for that special occasion.

    Location: Ellet
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

YOUTH AND TEEN

For grades 4-12

September 8-13

No time? No problem! Stop in to get supplies and instructions on creating your own stylish stylus.

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

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver, including rhymes, fingerplays, books, songs, and activities.

No registration needed.
 

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

MS Publisher, Part 1:  The Basics 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

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

Every Second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm Whether you’ve read these books years ago or have just starting to read today, you will enjoy reading the classics. Come and contribute your thoughts to an energetic discussion. Learn interesting facts about the author and their literature. Call the branch to register today. Everyone is welcome.

September 10  The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

October 8        Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

November 12    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

    Location: Green
 
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

DISCOVER YOUR FAMILY HISTORY AT THE LIBRARY

September 10 - Getting Started in Family History - This lecture-based class will include an overview of genealogical resources available at the Library, suggestions for getting started and tips for organizing your research.

October 8 - Branching Out:  US Vital Records and Obituaries - This class focuses on the types of genealogical information and sources researchers encounter, what to expect when working with US vital (birth, marriage, and death) records and obituaries, and basic strategies for finding these records. Since electronic resources will be used, basic computer skills are recommended.

November 12 - Finding Your Family in the US Census - US census records are valuable resources when you are researching your genealogy.  Join us to learn more about using these records in your family research and how to effectively search the census using the databases Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest.  As the emphasis will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

2nd Wednesday of the month, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm.

Each session is limited to 15 participants; registration is requested.

 

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

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Setting Up Workbooks 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Spectacular Science

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
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rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club for children grades K-3 level.

Build with fellow LEGO lovers and take the LEGO water challenge.

Register for this program by phone, email or in-person.

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM GI Brides Author Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   
   

The author of international bestseller GI Brides, Nuala Calvi, will return to Akron to mark the American publication of her book 70 years after her grandmother arrived in Akron, Ohio.

Calvi’s grandmother Margaret Boyle was one of the first GI brides to come to America following the ‘friendly invasion’ of more than 2 million American soldiers to Britain during World War Two. Some 70,000 British women lost their hearts to American men stationed in the country in the run-up to D-Day, giving up everything and everyone they knew to start a new life in the US.

Margaret’s husband, Lawrence Rambo, left the struggling South for a job at the Goodyear Tyre Company in Akron, which was booming in the war years producing synthetic rubber for the war effort and building parts for B29 bombers and blimps for the US Navy.

Calvi and her writing partner Duncan Barrett came to the Akron-Summit County Public Library in 2012 to research her grandmother's life in Akron.The book will be available for purchase and the authors will be signing copies after the talk. 

The program will be held in Meeting Room 2A/B at the Main Library

 

http://www.gibrides.com    
    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY-2-Go: Feather Wrapped Pens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

YOUTH AND TEEN

For grades 4-12

September 8-13

No time? No problem! Stop in to get supplies and instructions on creating your own stylish stylus.

    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years. Miss JoAnna will keep your active toddler engaged with finger plays, flannel boards, puppets, props, songs, and books. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am from September 11 through November 20.

 

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

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

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am (Closed November 27 for Thanksgiving)
For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts. No registration needed.

 

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

Library Babies & Tots for ages 6 months to 3 years

Join Miss Mary for songs, feltboard stories and group playtime.

Please register by phone, email or in-person

    Location: Norton
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Story Time: Art All Around Us Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years. Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories about great artists and art techniques. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

September 11 - October 16

November 13 - December 11

* There will be NO story time on Thursday, November 27.

For ages 3 and up.

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

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

ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train: A Novel

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

Second Thursday of the month at 2 pm.

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mobile Lab: Social Media Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Space is limited to 15 participants. Come a half hour early to secure your ticket into each program.  Please bring your tablet. 

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

Tablets & E-Books

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Richfield
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Mogadore Library’s Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

(No program November 27 - Thanksgiving)

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

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

Visit our blog http://mogadorebranch.akronlibrary.org/  to see some of your constructions displayed!

 

Building Advice:

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Joyce   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading
Thursdays with Pepper

September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20, 4 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Back To School Craft Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9032   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hey teens, stop in and make some locker decorations, decorate notebooks and do some other fun Back to School crafts!
Please call the Teen Department to register.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minion Pop Bottle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Create a funny minion for your room with paint and other craft supplies.

For ages 11 - 18.

Please register for this program.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Young Parents Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Join us for story time with your children while learning about parenting styles and positive discipline. Geared toward teen parents. Expectant parents welcome. Supportive friends and family welcome. Open discussion encouraged. Refreshments provided.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM Author Visit: Kathy Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Kathryn Long is the author of several mysteries such as her latest, DEVILISH, DEVIOUS, AND DEADLY WITH ONE BITE, third in her Lilly M cozy mystery series, and the soon-to-be released romantic suspense, A DEADLY DEED GROWS. Join the author as she discusses her books, the writing process, and the publishing world. Signed copies of her novels will be available to purchase after the program. Kathryn resides in Green with her husband and malti-poo Max.

    Location: Green
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us once a month for some building fun! Create your own fun machines and more! No registration is necessary.

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

This class will provide tips for locating online resources for family history research and allow participants some class time to explore websites.  The focus will be on finding free online genealogy resources and brief introductions to the library's genealogy databases.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
med_caduceus 6:00 PM Medicare 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   


Thursday, September 11, 6 pm
Happy Birthday, You’re Turning 65! Join Sharon Honroth as she guides you through the Medicare maze with emphasis on Medicare, Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription plans. Please register for this program.

 

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 1: The Basics 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@arkonlibrary.org
   

Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm

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

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

BULLITT
In his most iconic role, Steve McQueen stars as a San Francisco police detective assigned to protect a star witness against the mob. Also starring Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Duvall. Rated PG. 114 min

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

Coffee and Conversation
Second Thursday monthly, September 11, October 9, November 13, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM Local Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Join Jeff Iula, the All-American Soap Box Derby general manager, as he talks about the history of the Derby and his book, HOW I SAW IT: MY PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY OF THE SOAPBOX DERBY

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

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

 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café.

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday September 12, 2014 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY-2-Go: Feather Wrapped Pens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

YOUTH AND TEEN

For grades 4-12

September 8-13

No time? No problem! Stop in to get supplies and instructions on creating your own stylish stylus.

    Location: Green
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

For babies up to 24 months and their caregiver

Join with other moms, dads, grandmas, and caregivers for baby’s first group play experience. 

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

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

 

    Location: Goodyear
Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY-2-Go: Feather Wrapped Pens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

YOUTH AND TEEN

For grades 4-12

September 8-13

No time? No problem! Stop in to get supplies and instructions on creating your own stylish stylus.

    Location: Green
 
nat_sun 9:15 AM Practice ACT Test Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

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

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

CRAFTERS' CORNER

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

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

No registration required.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club- Mosaic Plates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch Library   330-644-7050   
   

Create a beautiful sunflower Mosaic design on a glass plate using paper!  Class size is limited.  Registration is requested.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Internet Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet Genealogy

There are an overwhelming number of websites for genealogy research. This class will provide tips to locating online resources for family history research and allow participants some class time to explore suggested websites. The focus will be on finding free online genealogy resources. This class will not cover searching Ancestry.com (or Ancestry Library Edition), as there is a separate class for this resource. As the emphasis will be on using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
food_pizza 11:00 AM Nature Connect Pizza Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

We did it! We grew tasty veggies and herbs in our own garden here at Green Library and now we want to EAT THEM! Make your own mini pizzas using the bounty from our garden. 

Please register in advance for this program.

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

The Second Saturday of each month, 11 am
(September 13, October 11, November 8)

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_bush.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM NatureConnect Make It-Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

NatureConnect, Make-It-Take-It Day

Visit the Children's Resource Area for a free, make and take craft project.

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

Zentangle. Learn to relax and have fun by creating beautiful Zentangle designs. Call or stop by the library to register for this program. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_joystick.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Xbox 360 Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch    330-434-8726   
   

Join us in playing some exciting Xbox games on the big screen.  Teens can bring their games that are rated T for Teen.  

    Location: Odom
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM Back to School Food Treat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch Library   330-644-7050   
   

Turn donut holes into apples and acorns for a cool back to school themed craft & treat all rolled into one.  For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

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

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

Join us as we make delicious individual pizzas using the veggies and herbs grown in our NatureConnect Pizza Garden. 

Registration Requested. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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 to relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Free to register. Adults ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
  • Poems read at the Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday September 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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Monday September 15, 2014 Go To Top
food_apple 6:00 AM Monday Food Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch Library   330-644-7050   
   

Create a unique back-to-school gift turning donut holes into apples & acorns!  Class size is limited.  Registration is requested.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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   
   

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 10 am

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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages birth-18 months. Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children. Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, and crafts. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_new_yellow 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

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Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.)

 

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

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 11 am

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

 

 

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

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

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

Introduction to Computers: The Basics 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners 

Discover what a computer mouse is and have fun practicing basic mouse functions with in-class exercises. Learn to open and close software programs and play a game or two! Attendance at Introduction to Computers is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For children in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. Miss KT and Miss JoAnna will share a variety of activities specifically designed for young, inquisitive minds. Each month will feature a unique theme incorporating elements of art, literature, and science. Siblings are welcome, too.

September: Spy Academy

October: Art Lab

November: Mad Science Lab

 

    Location: Highland Square
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM ELLET KNIT WITS AND CROCHET CHICKS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 3:30-5 PM

September 15; October 6, 20; November 3, 17

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

ANOTHER DAY AS EMILY by Eileen Spinelli

Another Day as Emily

One Monday each month at 4 pm, we will read a different chapter book and then talk about it with others over a drink and a snack.

For children in 3rd & 4th grades.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

STAMP A BAG

Can't carry everything to school?  Come stamp a bag with your own design.

Teen Cafe meets one Monday each month at 4 pm and is open to students in grade 5 and up.

Please register in advance. 

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

Practice your reading skils 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
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Story Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Autumn Evening Story Walk

For all ages.  Children under 5 should be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, September 15, anytime between 4-7 pm

Read a book together outside as you stroll in the evening air.

This program will be cancelled in bad weather.  

    Location: Tallmadge
 
holiday_civil_war_x 6:00 PM Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Mike Kovacevich, historian and lecturer in American History and a Civil War reenactor with the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."

    Location: Green
 
misc_scissors 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Craft Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   
   

Crafting is a nice way to socialize with your family and others. Come once a month for a different craft. 

Sep 15 Weave a homespun bookmark from colorful yarn.

Oct 13 Library Fans! Make a fan from discarded book pages.

Nov 10 Make an age-old fascinating toy called Jacob’s Ladder. (Please register in advance for this program).

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading
First and third Monday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud each week to our doggie pals Kodak, Shelby, Rudy, Suzy, Mindy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
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lib_book_signing 7:00 PM Local Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Meet local Tallmadge author Amanda Flower, as she talks about her newest book, MURDER, SIMPLY STITCHED.

    Location: Tallmadge
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Adult caregivers are encouraged to bring in our youngest patrons to enjoy books, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun!

    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
   

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

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

(There will be no program September 30 or November 11)

Ages 3 and up

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

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gloubowen@gmail.com
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each story time session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. For children ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Call, email or stop by the library to register. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_new_yellow 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

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Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.)

 

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Computers: The Basics 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
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misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

A hodgepodge of fun!

First, third and last Tuesdays of each month at 3:30 pm

Grades 6 on up

September 16 Minute-to-Win-It!

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Back to School Craft Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gloubowen@gmail.com
   

Hey teens, stop in and make locker decorations, cool notebooks and other fun back to school crafts. For ages 11-18. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM Teen Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

For grades 6-12

Teen Movie

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, 126 minutes, PG-13

Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a DVD copy of the movie.

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For the month of September, we will discuss ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich.

Copies available at Green Branch Library after August 19.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_nest.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Attract Birds to Your Backyard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Attract Birds to Your Backyard

Find out how to make a bird friendly yard, by Barb Oare of the Portage County Master Gardeners.  Learn the necessity of a bio-diverse (wildlife friendly) landscape.  Learn the four basic components of habitat needed by all wildlife, with a focus on birds and see how backyards can play an important role in wildlife conservation, both plant and animal.  See seasonally what we can do to keep a landscape to attract birds we love to watch.  This is a family friendly program, and will have a small craft for young children attending with parents. 

To register, please call 330-376-2927 or stop in at the Highland Square Branch Library to visit us.

    Location: Highland Square
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Word 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools 

Discover how to use more useful tools to edit your documents like signature lines, creating a PDF, comments, tables, formulas to perform math functions, create charts, create a book format, and protect your document. Attendance at MS Word, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_wreath 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Craft a Fall Wreath Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Learn to make a beautiful fall wreath that will warm your home for the season.  Class size is limited to 15

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_kidsreading 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

Our program features stories, rhymes, and more!

This story time is for children and families.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM MEDICARE 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 pm

Need help navigating the Medicare maze?  Learn about Part A, Part B, and Part D, what they cover and why you need a plan to fill in the gaps that Medicare does not cover.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 6:45 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

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

Teen and Adult Programs

September 16 A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith

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? Not a problem! Sometimes it’s even more fun to discuss that way. 

    Location: Green
Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver, including rhymes, fingerplays, books, songs, and activities.

No registration needed.
 

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

MS Publisher, Part 2:  Advanced    Features 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Book discussions are on the third Wednesday of each month.

 

 

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group
Third Wednesday monthly, 1 pm

September 17 SEARCH by Nora Robert

The #1 New York Times -bestselling author presents a riveting novel where a canine search and rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness. To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life-a quaint house on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescues. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare... Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf serial killer, who shot and killed Fiona's cop fiancé and his K-9 partner. On Orcas Island, Fiona found the peace and solitude she needed to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He's the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy, foisted upon him by his mother. Jaws has eaten through Simon's house, and he's at his wit's end. To Fiona, Jaws is nothing she can't handle. Simon, however, is another matter. A newcomer to Orcas, he's a rugged and in-tensely private artist, known for the exquisite furniture he creates from wood. Simon never wanted a puppy-and he most definitely doesn't want a woman. Besides, the lanky redhead is not his type. But tell that to his hormones. As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona's life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands.
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Celebrate Constitution Day With Us! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch Library   330-644-7050   
   

Gouverneur Morris is considered the "Penman of the Constitution."  Meet his wife, Nancy, as she gives you a glimpse of their lives, and his contributions to the Continental Congress and the writing of the Constitution.  Presented by Sharon Snowden, State Chairman, OSDAR.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

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

MS Excel, Part 3: Using Formulas  

Let Excel do the math for you! Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Microsoft Windows for Beginners 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Board Games

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
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trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CATAPULTS

Make a catapult out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and milk lids.

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

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Unplugged Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring a game to play with friends, or choose from one of the Library’s. Revisit an old favorite or challenge yourself to some new games.

Snacks and drinks will be served.

    Location: Norton
 
food_ice cream cone 4:30 PM School Age Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

For grades K - 5.

Cool off with an ice cream treat you make yourself!

Please register, limit 20.

    Location: Tallmadge
Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Preschool Special Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Superhero Training Camp

For ages 2-3 at 10 am.

Self-directed discovery and sensory play stations will allow parents and children to develop super skills together.  Wear a cape or costume if you wish.

Please register for one session only. Limit 20.  

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years. Miss JoAnna will keep your active toddler engaged with finger plays, flannel boards, puppets, props, songs, and books. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am from September 11 through November 20.

 

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

Ages 1-4 years. Have fun playing with library friends, doing fun crafts, and learning activities. Caregivers will have a supportive environment to bond and discuss issues related to young children. No need to register.

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

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

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am (Closed November 27 for Thanksgiving)
For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts. No registration needed.

 

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

Library Babies & Tots for ages 6 months to 3 years

Join Miss Mary for songs, feltboard stories and group playtime.

Please register by phone, email or in-person

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

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

Fun stories, activities, and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. 

September 18: The Great Outdoors, A Garden Storytime

October 16:  Monsters!

November 20: Pete the Cat

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Story Time: Art All Around Us Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years. Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories about great artists and art techniques. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Preschool Special Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Superhero Training Camp

For ages 3-5 at 11:30 am.

Self-directed discovery and sensory play stations will allow parents and children to develop super skills together.  Wear a cape or costume if you wish.

Please register for one session only. Limit 20.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pop Up Author Visits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

In conjunction with the Richfield Friends of the Library and the Richfield Friends of the Library Book Sale, various local authors will be on hand for a meet and greet. Authors and times TBA. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Popcorn and a Movie: Winter’s Tale. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Set in a mythic New Your City and spanning more than a century, follow a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. Starring Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe.

Snacks provided.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

September 11 - October 16

November 13 - December 11

* There will be NO story time on Thursday, November 27.

For ages 3 and up.

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

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

Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting and crochet projects. 

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

Typing 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
anim_panda1 6:00 PM Family Fun Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

Get up close and personal with some interesting critters with our friend Outback Ray!

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_none 6:00 PM Nine Mistakes To Avoid When Saving For Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Don't take chances with your retirement savings.  Jared Robertson from Wells Fargo Advisors will explain common mistakes people make when planning for retirement regarding inflation, taxes, longevity, and health care costs.

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_balloons 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Mogadore Historical Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us to share your memories of Mogadore as we celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. The Mogadore Historical Society and Mogadore Branch Library will have displays for viewing.  Feel free to bring your own Mogadore historical memorabilia to share with the community.  Refreshments will be served.

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

THE LADY EVE
When you deal a fast shuffle... Love is in the cards! A millionaire scientist knows a lot about snakes but not much about women, especially a card-shark who sets her sights on fleecing him. Hilarious romp with Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Coburn. 94 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_book_quill 6:15 PM Past Times Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Past Times Book Club is a Historical Fiction group. Books can be picked up at the Mogadore circulation desk anytime prior to the book club meeting.
Thursday, September 18 at 6:15 pm

BECOMING JOSEPHINE by Heather Webb

 

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

Adult Program

Sharon Honroth, an Independent Insurance Agent of Kaz Company, will explain the basics of Medicare and options regarding your Medicare benefits.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Northwest Akron Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslie McCrea   330.836.1081   
   

Northwest Akron Needle Crafters
Third Thursday monthly, September 18, October 16, November 20, 6:30 pm

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

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, and crafts. No need to register.

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

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

 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM World's Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MEET ME AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

Laura Loew discusses the grandeur and impact of the 1893 and 1901 World Expositions.  Her presentation will include artifacts and ephemera from these events.

Refreshments will be served.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 140th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Friday, September 19, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Join us as the Akron-Summit County Public Library celebrates 140 years of service.  Visit our "1874 Walk Through History" display, enjoy ice cream, and see your friends at the Ellet Branch.

    Location: Ellet
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lib_bookshelf 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Fall Friends Preview Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM 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 Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Story Time

Third Saturdays monthly, September 20, October 18, November 15, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

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

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_book_quill 11:00 AM Author Talk: David Giffels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mr. Giffels will present his newest book THE HARD WAY ON PURPOSE which discusses the changes that happened in the part of our country known as the “Rust Belt.”  Copies of this book will be available for purchase.

    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver, including a craft or activity.
No registration needed.

September 6: Lions
September 20: Dinosaurs
October 4: Cowboys and Cowgirls
October 18: Hats Off to Books
November 1: Be Happy and Healthy
November 15: Madeline’s Tea Party
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Story Time

Third Saturdays monthly, September 20, October 18, November 15, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Paws for Reading

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1-2 pm

Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children’s area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend.  Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_asl 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sign Language Series with Paula Wray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Sign Language Series with Paula Wray

Beginners Sign Language Series!  Paula Wray returns to Highland Square Branch to teach sign language.  Interested in learning how to sign?  Come to these sessions of lessons, games, and songs and learn more.  No prior knowledge of sign language is necessary!  This class is for adults.  Children over 10 may come if accompanied by an adult.

To register, please call 330-376-2927 or stop in at the Highland Square Branch Library to visit us.

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

PAWS for Reading
Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

September 20, November 15, 2 pm

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

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

Life in the 1800s

Celebrate 140 years of Akron Library history by looking back in time to what life was like during the 19th century.  We will look through a Discovery Trunk full of items from the Summit County Historical Society, talk about how the library was different in those days, and shake up our own batch of butter.

Please register for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
Sunday September 21, 2014 -  Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Passive Program: Banned Books Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Passive Program: Banned Books Week

Visit our Teen Area during Banned Books Week September 21 - 27, 2014 to participate in our “Guess the Banned Book?” contest.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 22, 2014 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   
   

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 10 am

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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages birth-18 months. Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children. Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, and crafts. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_new_yellow 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

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Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.)

 

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

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 11 am

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

 

 

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

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

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

Microsoft Windows for Beginners 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For children in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. Miss KT and Miss JoAnna will share a variety of activities specifically designed for young, inquisitive minds. Each month will feature a unique theme incorporating elements of art, literature, and science. Siblings are welcome, too.

September: Spy Academy

October: Art Lab

November: Mad Science Lab

 

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Cuyahoga Critters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

 CUYAHOGA CRITTERS

Join a ranger from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to learn about the critters of Ohio.  Traveling through the area, you may catch a glimpse of a white tailed deer, a lodge constructed by hard-working beavers, or a great blue heron soaring through the valley.  Through the use of American Indian stories, pelts, puppets, and skulls we’ll explore the animals who call Northeastern Ohio home.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Duct Tape Messenger Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Colorful and usable, come in and make a messenger bag. 

 For grades 6-12.  Call 330-666-4888 or stop by to register for this program.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

Introduction to Computers: The Basics 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Odom
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM Author Talk: Laura Peskin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Laura Peskin is the author of DEEP COVER CLEVELAND: 99 LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT NORTHEAST OHIO, VOL 1.  Copies of this book will be available for purchase.

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

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
holiday_pumpkin 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PUMPKIN ROLL

Join Miss Sue and make a pumpkin roll to decorate for Fall.

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

Please register in advance.
 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
anim_hummingbird 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Music of Nature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, September 22, 6:30 pm

Norton resident Mary Lou Jubin will share her Music/Photography Nature program.  Enjoy this hammered dulcimer musical photo adventure interspersed with Mary Lou’s remarks about what she has captured with her camera.  Please join us for an evening of music, photography and nature brought indoors.  Refreshments will be provided.  No registration is necessary.  

    Location: Norton
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Adult caregivers are encouraged to bring in our youngest patrons to enjoy books, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time (3-5 year-olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year-olds)
Tuesdays, September 23, 30, October 7 & 14, 10:30 am

 

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

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

    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
   

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

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

(There will be no program September 30 or November 11)

Ages 3 and up

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

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No need to register.

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, September 23-October 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Tuesdays, November 18-December 9, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gloubowen@gmail.com
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each story time session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. For children ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Call, email or stop by the library to register. 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_new_yellow 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

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Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.)

 

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

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

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
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rec_knitting 3:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, September 23 at 3:30 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information please visit http://warmupakron.webs.com/

    Location: Mogadore
 
office_lightbulb 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Genius Appreciation Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about the life of Thomas Alva Edison and make a movie wheel.

Open to children grades K-3 level

Register by phone, email or in-person

    Location: Norton
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Mind, Body and Spirit Approaches to Better Health

Have you ever wondered how holistic approaches can improve self-healing and facilitate growth? When the body is relaxed and in balance, it can cope with everyday stresses and strains much more effectively. These approaches may be used alongside conventional therapies for prevention and to achieve optimal states of well-being. Co-sponsored by Conversations & Co. Join us for either or both sessions!

Tuesday, September 23, 6 pm
Sara Ruble-Grief Therapy
Paul DiFranco-Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation
Cindy Emerick & Kelsey Husk-Licensed Massage Therapy
Mary Reisman-Art Therapy and Instructions

Thursday, September 25, 6 pm 
Kyra Pacer-Reiki Therapy
Candy Walti -Color Therapy
Kelly Brown-Hypnotherapy and Guided Meditation

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents 

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9032   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_scissors 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sewing Series with Dolly Webb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Sewing Series with Dolly Webb

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

To register, please call 330-376-2927 or stop in at the Highland Square Branch Library to visit us.

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM Retirement Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

RETIREMENT PLANNING AND SOCIAL SECURITY

Thinking about retiring and have questions about Social Security?  Join Richard Geiger of Oswald Financial, Inc. and learn more about how you can maximize your Social Security benefits.  He will cover the history of Social Security, benefit calculations, work & taxation, and more.

Please register in advance.

 

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

Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information please visit http://warmupakron.webs.com/

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 140th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH FIRST LADY JULIA GRANT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Tuesday, September 23, 6:30 pm

Join us as we take a look back at the year 1874 with First Lady Julia Grant, wife of President Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877).  Actress Janey Davis will portray the First Lady and give insight into life in the White House 140 years ago.

    Location: Ellet
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver, including rhymes, fingerplays, books, songs, and activities.

No registration needed.
 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

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

MS Excel, Part 4: Custom Tools for Worksheets 

Experience the advanced features associated with Excel. Learn how to maximize your data with these helpful tools. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Tablets & E-Books

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

BINGO

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pokémon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Talk, trade and play everything Pokémon. Children will be responsible for their own cards and trading will not be prohibited.

September 24, 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Build-It Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Build-It Fair
Wednesday, September 24, 4 pm

K-2nd grade

Use your imagination with our materials and create!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM RECE Lab Back to School Open House and Work Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura McFalls   330.643.9050   lmcfalls@akronlibrary.org
   

RECE Lab Back to School Open House and Work Night

Enjoy an evening meeting other early childhood educators in your community, gain activity and curriculum ideas, and professional development information.  Free resources, refreshments and door prizes! This is a great opportunity to get your center or school staff together.  Be sure to invite new staff.  Lab orientations will be available at 5 pm for new members. 

Call 330-643-9050, or email lmcfalls@akronlibrary.org to register.
 

    Location: Main Library
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am from September 11 through November 20.

 

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

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

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am (Closed November 27 for Thanksgiving)
For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts. No registration needed.

 

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

Library Babies & Tots for ages 6 months to 3 years

Join Miss Mary for songs, feltboard stories and group playtime.

Please register by phone, email or in-person

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, September 25-October 30, 10:30-11:30 am
Thursdays, November 13-December 11, 10:30-11:30 am 

There will be no story time on November 27.  Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Registration Requested. 

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

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

September 11 - October 16

November 13 - December 11

* There will be NO story time on Thursday, November 27.

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
nat_poppy 2:00 PM Emily Dickinson: Her Life and Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Are you interested in learning more about Emily Dickinson? Her poetry? Meet with Diana Wayand, a Dickinson scholar, in a discussion about her life and her poetry. Bring a poem that interests you if you like, or just bring your curiosity.

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

Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

(No program November 27 - Thanksgiving)

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

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

Visit our blog http://mogadorebranch.akronlibrary.org/  to see some of your constructions displayed!

 

Building Advice:

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Temporary Tattoo Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about body decoration from all over the world, and make your own temporary tattoos.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 4:00 PM After School Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Party! Celebrate the library's 140th anniversary with root beer floats, games and crafts.

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

PAWS for Reading
Thursdays with Pepper

September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20, 4 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Back to School Craft Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Hey teens, stop in and make some locker decorations, decorate notebooks and do some other fun Back to School crafts!

For ages 11 - 18.

Please register for this program.

 

    Location: Goodyear
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ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER  
Steve Rogers battles a Soviet agent in this heart-thumping action adventure!  Filmed in the streets of Cleveland.  Starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford. Rated PG-13. 136 min

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Mind, Body and Spirit Approaches to Better Health

Have you ever wondered how holistic approaches can improve self-healing and facilitate growth? When the body is relaxed and in balance, it can cope with everyday stresses and strains much more effectively. These approaches may be used alongside conventional therapies for prevention and to achieve optimal states of well-being. Co-sponsored by Conversations & Co. Join us for either or both sessions!

Tuesday, September 23, 6 pm
Sara Ruble-Grief Therapy
Paul DiFranco-Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation
Cindy Emerick & Kelsey Husk-Licensed Massage Therapy
Mary Reisman-Art Therapy and Instructions

Thursday, September 25, 6 pm 
Kyra Pacer-Reiki Therapy
Candy Walti -Color Therapy
Kelly Brown-Hypnotherapy and Guided Meditation

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

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

September 25: Slow Cooker

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office PowerPoint 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 3: Advanced  Features 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@arkonlibrary.org
   

Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm

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

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

I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga

THE FINISHER by David Baldacci

Read one, read both, your choice!  Discuss how these teen titles define what teen fiction is like today.

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, and crafts. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Train Wrecks, Shipwrecks & Spooky Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Train Wrecks, Shipwrecks & Spooky Tales

Thursday, September 25, 6:30 pm

Many a ship has gone down in a Great Lakes Squall. Railroad workers have been known to come back from the dead to warn of impending dangers. Horses have been heard galloping with ghostly riders. Join Cuyahoga Valley National Park Rangers and volunteers as we explore the world of changing transportation through eerie Ghost Stories.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM You Rock! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Have a “special” rock?  Who doesn’t? We know they are beautiful “as is” but decorating them is so much fun! Join us as we explore ways to decorate our favorites!

Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Green
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Swap Lawn Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Weather permitting, join the Book Swap Party out in the Reading Garden.  Bring as many books as you would like to add to the swap. Fill your arms and your reading shelf with a refreshed collection from your neighbors.  This program will be held indoors if weather is not agreeable. 

 

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

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

 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Evening Book Discussion Group

Come join our group.  New members are always welcome.  We discuss a diverse variety of fiction and non-fiction.

Please call 330-376-2927 or stop in at the Highland Square Branch Library for this month's title.

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

READER'S CHOICE of a Cleo Coyle Mystery

Billionaire Blend (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #13)A Brew to a Kill (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #11)Once Upon a GrindOn What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #1)

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

Group meets the Fourth Thursday of each month at 7 pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends Preview Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of Goodyear Library will have a selection of gently used books, paperbacks, and large print books, as well as some movies and music. They will be selling them at bargain prices so come check out the deals.

Become a member of the Friends of Goodyear Library today and enjoy the preview sale.

    Location: Goodyear
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Design a Backpack Tag with Perler Beads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch    330-434-8726   
   

Learn to create a basic design with Perler beads.  Your design ideas and artwork are endless working with these beads and boards. 

Please register in advance.

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

Grades 6-12

Show off your culinary skills in our Iron Chef contest!  Make the best dishes and you could win big.  

Please contact the branch to register.

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 6:30 PM 8th Annual Murder Mystery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MURDER UNDER THE JOLLY ROGER

Someone has been murdered aboard The Scurvy Knight and the guilty swab be among us!  An interactive social story line mean ye could be the savviest swashbuckler...or the swab walking the plank!

Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  Dress like a pirate.  Prizes for the successful sleuth and food for all.  For patrons 16 & over.

Ticket entry is required.  Tickets are FREE!

Registration is in person starting on Wednesday, September 3.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create: Straw Rocket Launcher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

 

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Fourth Saturday of the month

September 27, October 25, November 22, 10:30 pm

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

Offered in partnership with the Autism Society of Greater Akron, and the Akron Community Foundation's Millennium Fund for Children.

 
lib_bookshelf 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of Goodyear Library will have a selection of gently used books, paperbacks, and large print books, as well as some movies and music. They will be selling them at bargain prices so come check out the deals.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM Cleaning Out the Closet Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Saturdays, 11 am

September 27- Fall

October 18- Halloween

November 29- It’s a surprise!

December 20- Christmas Ornaments

Enjoy a make-n-take craft while visiting the library. There will be a different theme each month.

    Location: Green
 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.

    Location: Norton
 
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   
   

Builders Club

Build the cities of tomorrow using a variety of building materials ranging from Legos to recyclable goods.

For grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Natural Hair Care Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    Are you thinking about going to a natural style, transitioning or have been natural for years. Beautician, Alrae Green, will offer an informative presentation on how to maintain and style your natural hair.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_trowel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairy Gardens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

FAIRY GARDEN IN A BOOK

Join us and create a fairy garden using an old unwanted book.  You will learn how to prepare the book for the container, plant the fairy garden, and make tiny accessories for it.  Everyone will leave with a completed miniature garden to enjoy.

This program is for adults & teens (age 16 and older).

Space is limited, registration is requested.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 29, 2014 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   
   

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 10 am

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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages birth-18 months. Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children. Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Children ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes, music, instruments and playtime.

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, and crafts. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_new_yellow 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

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Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.)

 

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

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 11 am

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

 

 

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

For children ages 2-3 ½ years old with their favorite adult. We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a simple craft with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

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

File Management 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 1: The Basics 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For children in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. Miss KT and Miss JoAnna will share a variety of activities specifically designed for young, inquisitive minds. Each month will feature a unique theme incorporating elements of art, literature, and science. Siblings are welcome, too.

September: Spy Academy

October: Art Lab

November: Mad Science Lab

 

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM Common Core New Learning Standards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Green Local Schools.  New Learning Standards - what does classroom learning look like in 2014?  This presentation will include information about both the math and the reading portions of Common Core.  There will also be a demonstration of the Common Core math.

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

We’ve collected everything you need (cans, wire, hardware, and more) to design your robot.

For Grades 3-5

Call 330-666-4888 or stop by to register for this program.

 

 

 

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Adult caregivers are encouraged to bring in our youngest patrons to enjoy books, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time (3-5 year-olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year-olds)
Tuesdays, September 23, 30, October 7 & 14, 10:30 am

 

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gloubowen@gmail.com
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each story time session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. For children ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Call, email or stop by the library to register. 

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, September 23-October 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Tuesdays, November 18-December 9, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_new_yellow 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

Taijiquan Symbol.png

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.)

 

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

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

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Fire Station Tour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Pam and Miss Jessica as we visit the Bath Fire Department for a station tour.  

We will meet at the Fire Station Located at 3864 W. Bath Rd. 

Registration begins Monday, August 25.

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Play book bingo, make a craft, and check out our selection of scary books, just in time for fall! Snacks and beverages provided. 

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

First, third and last Tuesdays of each month, 3:30 pm

Grades 6 on up

September 30 Mad about Magazines: Bring old magazines to swap with other magazines, craft with magazines and explore on- line magazines on 

    Location: Mogadore
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misc_none 6:00 PM Bullying Prevention Community Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Join Tess Flannery, J.D., associate director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County, to discuss bullying dynamics, characteristics of students who engage in bullying behaviors and students who are bullied, the role of school faculty and staff in preventing bullying, and the duties of schools in preventing bullying as defined by the Ohio Revised Code. For parents, students, teachers and anyone in the community concerned with bullying.

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

Registration Requested. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
food_coffee 6:30 PM Coffee Bean Roasting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

COFFEE BEAN ROASTING WITH ANDREW ROME

September 29th may have been National Coffee Day, but we are still celebrating.  Learn to roast coffee at home!  This program includes a coffee roasting demo, coffee cupping and tasting, and free samples of green coffee beans.

Space is limited, registration is encouraged.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM No Mopes Allowed, presented by Police Chief David Oliver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver presents his book No Mopes Allowed with our first Annual Highland Square Branch Library Friends of the Library Fall Local Author Presentation.

If you like no-nonsense crime-busting, straight-shooting opinions, and offbeat humor, you'll love this greatest-hits collection from surprise Internet sensation Chief David A. Oliver of the Brimfield Police Department . This book collects the best of the chief's politically incorrect essays, delightfully sarcastic letters to criminals, humorous crime reports, inspirational quotes, and more.  This presentation will be followed by a book signing.

To register, please call 330-376-2927 or stop in at the Highland Square Branch Library to visit us.

    Location: Highland Square
Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none NatureConnect: Pumpkin Disintegration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Passive Program:  NatureConnect: Pumpkin Disintegration

October-November

Stop into the alcove in the Children’s Area to observe and comment upon the process of how a pumpkin changes over time when subjected to the elements of nature.  What do you predict will happen?

    Location: Northwest Akron
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver, including rhymes, fingerplays, books, songs, and activities.

No registration needed.
 

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

First Wednesday of the month @ 1 pm, no registration is necessary.  Join us for books, conversation and refreshments!

Join us October 1 as we discuss THE RETURNED by Jason Mott

    Location: Norton
 
med_stethoscope 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Lead Poisoning: What We Can Do Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Lead Poisoning: What We Can Do

Join the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Summit County Public Health to learn the current status of lead poisoning and lead poisoning prevention. 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credits and a Certificate of Attendance are available through Summit County Public Health to Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Licensed Social Workers, and Registered Sanitarians. This program is free and open to the public. 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Peace of Mind: Guardianship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch Library   330-644-7050   
   

Attorney Linda Ulinski completes her series as she provides you with the most important and useful information you need to know. Registration is requested. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

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

Extra copies are available at the Front Desk.

This month's selected book is:  HOME FRONT by Kristin Hannah

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

 

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

Movie and Popcorn

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you in 6th-12th grade?

Want something different to do after school?

Interested in meeting other teens?

Like trying new things?

Looking for volunteer hours?

Join the Teen Advisory Board!

    Location: Norton
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years. Miss JoAnna will keep your active toddler engaged with finger plays, flannel boards, puppets, props, songs, and books. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

BABY TIME

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance beginning September 4th.

 

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am from September 11 through November 20.

 

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

Ages 1-4 years. Have fun playing with library friends, doing fun crafts, and learning activities. Caregivers will have a supportive environment to bond and discuss issues related to young children. No need to register.

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am (Closed November 27 for Thanksgiving)
For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts. No registration needed.

 

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, September 25-October 30, 10:30-11:30 am
Thursdays, November 13-December 11, 10:30-11:30 am 

There will be no story time on November 27.  Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL PALS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Story time for children ages 3-5.

Explore the fall season through stories and active learning.

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

    Location: Norton
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misc_none 11:00 AM NEW! Word Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

NEW!  Word Games
First Thursday monthly, September 4, October 2, November 6, 11 am

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

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our program features short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance beginning September 4th.

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

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Story Time: Art All Around Us Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years. Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories about great artists and art techniques. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our program features stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance beginning September 4th.

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

Registration Requested. 

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

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

September 11 - October 16

November 13 - December 11

* There will be NO story time on Thursday, November 27.

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
rec_knitting 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit and Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Thursdays, September 4, October 2, November 6, 3-4:30 pm

Do you want to learn to knit or crochet? Do you like to share techniques and get new ideas? All levels of expertise and all ages are welcome. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult helper.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_thread 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew a Pennant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch    330-434-8726   
   

Try a beginning sewing project with machine sewing.  It’s easy and beautiful.  Make a pennant for your room that will be sure to get you jazzed about sewing.  Join Miss Jan for a two day sewing event.  Class size is limited to 8.  

Please Register In Advance.

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

Newcomers are always welcome. Books can be picked up at the Mogadore circulation desk anytime prior to the book club meeting. 

Thursday, October 2 at 6 pm

PHILOMENA: A MOTHER, HER SON, AND A FIFTY-YEAR SEARCH by Martin Sixsmith

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslie McCrea   330.836.1081   
   

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group
First Thursday monthly, 6 pm

October 2 QUEEN OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen

An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut--the first novel in a trilogy. Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom's haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands. Long ago, Kelsea's forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen. Now, on Kelsea's nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of the Queen's Guard--loyal soldiers who protect the throne--have appeared to escort the princess on a perilous journey to the capital to ascend to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling. Though born of royal blood and in possession of the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic, Kelsea has never felt more uncertain of her ability to rule. But the shocking evil she discovers in the heart of her realm will precipitate an act of immense daring, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil--and unleashing the Red Queen's vengeance. A cabal of enemies with an array of deadly weapons, from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic, plots to destroy her. But Kelsea is growing in strength and stealth, her steely resolve earning her loyal allies, including the Queen's Guard, led by the enigmatic Lazarus, and the intriguing outlaw known simply as "the Fetch." Kelsea's quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun. Riddled with mysteries, betrayals, and treacherous battles, Kelsea's journey is a trial by fire that will either forge a legend...or destroy her.
    Location: Northwest Akron
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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Two teenagers meet at a cancer support group and fall in love. Based on the #1 bestseller by John Green. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe. Rated PG-13. 126 min


 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM Cut It Out: Coupon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Join local bloggers and business owners Katie Plato and Lauren Ward as we learn the ins and outs of Resale Shopping.  Learn how to make old things new again by decorating your home with DIY décor and filing your closet with one-of-a-kind pieces.

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, and crafts. No need to register.

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

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

 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Friday Movie Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   
   

Join us for movie and a snack.

Oct 3 Muppets Most Wanted PG 112 minutes

Nov 14 Mr. Peabody and Sherman PG 92 minutes 

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

Friday Preview Sale is for Friends of the Mogadore Library members only.

Not a Member? Stop by the Mogadore Branch anytime to become one and you can get in on the preview sale fun too!

 

    Location: Mogadore
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY-2-Go: Feather Wrapped Pens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

YOUTH AND TEEN

For grades 4-12

September 8-13

No time? No problem! Stop in to get supplies and instructions on creating your own stylish stylus.

    Location: Green
 
food_apple 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Norton Cider Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Norton Annual Cider Festival

Saturday, October 4, 9 am-5 pm

Stop by our tent at the Norton Cider Festival on Saturday, October 4.  Chat with our staff, enter our drawing, enjoy a craft and lots of give-aways!  The Cider Festival is a weekend-long community event.  For more information visit www.nortonciderfestival.com

    Location: Norton
 
misc_familytree 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Discovering Your English and Irish Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Discovering Your English and Irish Ancestors

Join us along with internationally known lecturer and professional genealogist, Paul Milner MilnerPaul-240x300[1]and learn more about those ancestors in your family tree that may have arrived from the British Isles long ago. 

Program Schedule:
9:30 – 9:45       Introductions
9:45 – 10:45    English Parish Registers: How to Access, Use and Interpret
10:45 – 11:00   Break
11:00 – 12:00 Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest
12:00 – 1:00     Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:00      Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research
2:00 – 2:15      Break
2:15 – 3:15       Irish Emigrants to North America: Before, During and After the Famine
3:15 – 3:30       Break
3:30 – 4:30       Finding Your Ancestors in Ireland

To register or for more information on this genealogy program, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
office_pencil 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM PSAT/ACT/SAT with The College Review Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Get ready for the upcoming ACT, SAT and PSAT's happening in mid-October.  Take a free practice PSAT, ACT or SAT made possible by The College Review. The College Review will then grade the test and report the score back to you.  Please register for this program by calling 330.659.4343 and specify which test you would like to take. Bring pencils and a calculator. 

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

Stop by and see our HUGE selection of items. We have something for everyone. Stock up  for the cooler Ohio weather months ahead. You'll be glad to have something to read or watch snuggled warn and safe in your home when the weather turns bad. 

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

CRAFTERS' CORNER

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

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

No registration required.

 

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

Family Story Time

Join us for this family program for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and typically developing peers.  Our program includes a schedule board, consistent program plan and sensory opportunities as well as a play time.

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

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

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

 

 

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver, including a craft or activity.
No registration needed.

September 6: Lions
September 20: Dinosaurs
October 4: Cowboys and Cowgirls
October 18: Hats Off to Books
November 1: Be Happy and Healthy
November 15: Madeline’s Tea Party
 

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

Parents and children of all ages are invited to join us for an afternoon of bubble fun. We will see bubbles multiply, square bubbles, acrobatic bubbles, and even a bubble big enough to fit a person inside of!  Her bubble magic will blow your mind! 

Please register for this event.

 

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Putting Your Garden to Sleep for Winter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Putting Your Garden to Sleep for Winter
Saturday, October 4, 1 pm

Presented by Geoff Kennedy of the Master Gardeners of Summit County.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Saturday Kids Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us each month for some creative fun with arts and crafts to try. Preschool through grade 5 recommended. No registration is necessary. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Paws for Reading

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1-2 pm

Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children’s area and improve your reading skills by reading to a furry friend.  Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves

    Location: Tallmadge
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM Tails-N-Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Refresh Your Look this Fall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Refresh your fall look. Fashion specialist, Toray Green, will share some easy tips on how you can make your wardrobe pop. Please bring an accessory from your closet that you would like to wear this fall and let Toray give you some personal advice. Please call the branch to register today.

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday October 6, 2014 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   
   

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 10 am

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

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:10 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages birth-18 months. Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities appropriate for very young children. Parents will share some one-on-one time with their children and participate in early literacy skill building. Playtime will conclude each session. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Ages 2-6 years. Stories, music, puppets, and crafts. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_new_yellow 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

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Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.)

 

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

Mondays, September 8 - October 27, 11 am

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

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM TAI CHI: Moving Better for Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

September 8 – December 10
Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.   The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period. 

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.) 

There will be no classes on October 22, November 3, 10, 12.

    Location: Green
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For children in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. Miss KT and Miss JoAnna will share a variety of activities specifically designed for young, inquisitive minds. Each month will feature a unique theme incorporating elements of art, literature, and science. Siblings are welcome, too.

September: Spy Academy

October: Art Lab

November: Mad Science Lab

 

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Homework Help for K-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa   330.864.5721   vpepple@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here! Stuck on a math question? We’ve got someone to help you out. Can’t find a ruler? We’ve got school supplies. Need to type or print a paper? We’ve got computers. Drop in anytime you need help. No registration required.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM ELLET KNIT WITS AND CROCHET CHICKS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 3:30-5 PM

September 15; October 6, 20; November 3, 17

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

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

 LANTERNS

Make a lantern to light up the cool nights of fall.

    Location: Kenmore
 
food_wineglass.GIF 6:00 PM Introduction to Wines, a four-part series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

White Wines

Are you overwhelmed when trying to pick out a wine for dinner?  Do you know what characteristics and regions you should be looking for?  Join us for this four session course on wine education and have your questions answered by an expert.  This is a lecture course only with no tastings available.  Please register in advance.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM Third Grade Guarantee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Green Local Schools.  This presentation will include information on the Third Grade Guarantee and the new Standards in Ohio.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading
First and third Monday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud each week to our doggie pals Kodak, Shelby, Rudy, Suzy, Mindy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time (3-5 year-olds) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year-olds)
Tuesdays, September 23, 30, October 7 & 14, 10:30 am

 

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

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

    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
   

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

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

(There will be no program November 11)

Ages 3 and up

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

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No need to register.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gloubowen@gmail.com
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each story time session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. For children ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Call, email or stop by the library to register. 

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, September 23-October 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Tuesdays, November 18-December 9, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_new_yellow 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

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Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12-week period.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.)

 

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

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

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

    Location: Green
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trans_schoolbus 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM I-Strive Afterschool Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Hey Kids!  Hey Parents!  The Odom Branch Library along with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve are joining together in bringing the exciting I-Strive afterschool program to your neighborhood.

Children between the ages of 7-14 will enjoy books, art, games, friends, fun, and other positive activities at the library. 

The I-Strive program at Odom Branch Library meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.  The fall session will run September 8  through November 19.  The I-Strive program will not meet the following date(s):   November 4.

Enrollment is first come, first serve.  For more information about the program visit the Boys and Girls Club’s website at www.wrkids.org/istrive.php  or call 330-773-3375.  Reservation forms and program information can also be obtained by calling the Odom Branch library at 330-434-8726 or picking up an application at the Odom Branch library.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

A hodgepodge of fun!

First, third and last Tuesdays of each month, 3:30 pm

Grades 6 on up

October 7 Anti-Bullying Month Celebration: Be a Bully Buster by creating bookmarks and posters which will be displayed in the teen area and on our blog.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Spooky Jack O Lanterns Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Cycle up old mason jars to create these spooky lanterns. They're much less messy than their vegetable counterpart and last longer than a real pumpkin too.

For teens ages 11-18. Call or stop by the library to register for this program.

 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Hand Puppet

Stop by the children's play area.  Turn your hand into a puppet with a piece of pipe cleaner and two eyes.

for grades K - 5

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:00 PM Mysterious Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cassandra Walker   330-628-9228   cwalker@akronlibrary.org
   

Newcomers are always welcome. Books can be picked up at the Mogadore circulation desk anytime prior to the book club meeting.

Tuesday, October 7  at 6 pm

OCTOBER LIST by Jeffery Deaver
 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Scarecrow Jar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Get into the season and design your very own charming scarecrow jar home decoration.

Please register for this program for adults.

 

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

YOUTH AND TEEN

For grades 4-12

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

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

Registration Requested. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM CPR Anytime Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

CPR Anytime Training

Tuesday, October 7, 6-7:30 pm

Ages 10 and up.  ©CPR Anytime© is a family-centered learning program that will allow anyone to learn the core skills of CPR; hand only CPR, and AED skills.  Registration is limited.  This event is jointly sponsored by Summa Health System and the American Heart Association.  Reservation deadline:  October 1.  Please note that participation in this class does not qualify as CPR certification training.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_guitar01 6:15 PM  -  7:30 PM The Unknown Beatles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 7, 6:15 pm

You won’t want to miss this presentation of songs, video and trivia about the Fab 5 that most people may not know! Find out more about the Paul is dead urban legend and more!  Ray Carmen, a true Beatles enthusiast promises an evening of fun with this unique program on the Beatles.  Please call the library to register.  Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_familytree 6:30 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

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

Limit 15. Please register.

    Location: Tallmadge
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med_bag2 6:30 PM Medicare Maze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE MEDICARE MAZE

Turning 65 can be an exciting time in your life.  It can also be very confusing, especially when it comes to Medicare and the critical choices you need to make.  Are you already receiving Medicare benefits but don't quite understand the system?  This presentation will guide you through the maze, answer your questions, and explain your options regarding Medicare benefits.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_chefshat 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 140 Years of Akron Food and History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

140 Years of Akron Food and History

Join Sarah Mentzer as she takes a walk down Akron's memory lane. We will be discussing 140 years of Akron food and restaurant history, seeing how our city grew along with the library as we celebrate this fun milestone.

To register, please call 330-376-2927 or stop in at the Highland Square Branch Library to visit us.

    Location: Highland Square
 
anim_dog1 6:45 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver, including rhymes, fingerplays, books, songs, and activities.

No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Food For Thought Non Fiction Book Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Food for Thought Discussion
Wednesdays, 1 pm

October 8 In celebration of the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Marvin Phillips provides a book talk and leads a discussion.

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

Every Second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm Whether you’ve read these books years ago or have just starting to read today, you will enjoy reading the classics. Come and contribute your thoughts to an energetic discussion. Learn interesting facts about the author and their literature. Call the branch to register today. Everyone is welcome.

September 10  The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

October 8        Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

November 12    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    Location: Maple Valley
 
med_bag1 2:00 PM Strategies for Making the Most of Your Doctor Visits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch Library   330-644-7050   
   

Join Lori Presser from Hospice of the Western Reserve as she teaches you how to be an active member of your healthcare team.  Identify ways to get organized for your doctor visits and what questions to ask to ensure the best possible outcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes