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Friday September 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
nat_summertime 11:00 AM NatureConnect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Explore and enjoy our NatureConnect area. Be a Nature Detective and use our binoculars and observation notebooks to sketch and record your discoveries.  Participate in our monthly passive programs.

September:  Story Stones: Using the “story stones” on our NatureConnect table, write a nature story to take home or display on our nature window.

October: Pumpkin Patch:  Design your own pumpkin or use the coloring sheet provided to help fill our window full of Pumpkins.

November: DIY2Go Pinecone Critters:  Take home a craft bag to create a special pinecone critter.  Send pictures of your creations to portagelakes@akronlibrary.org and we will display your masterpieces! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

October- THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

November- GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

 

Book Club to Go

New books are available the first week of each month.

No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

October - THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping October is National Book Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Guess how many books are in our library for a chance to win a gift card!

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_book3 Tallmadge Tribe Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tallmadge Tribe Book Club

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

October - THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordan

Pick them up any time during the month listed.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_questionmark_blue Test Your Knowledge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Test Your Knowledge for Teen/School Age

For anyone who's ever pulled their hair out trying to figure out life's real questions. Come by and try your hand at our monthly quiz game and try to win a prize.

October - I love the 90's...Cartoon edition
A walk down memory lane, when times were so much simpler. Put that knowledge to good use, get a passing score. If you can.
 

    Location: Tallmadge
Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ACT Practice Test* Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Take advantage of the day off school and get ahead! Join us for a practice test and a snack! Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam to prepare you for the real test at the Main Library. You will have access to your scores within one week after the test. Please bring your own calculator, and be sure to register early, spaces are limited! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE EACH TEST. Please contact Sylvan Learning Center fairlawn.oh@sylvanlearning.com or The Main Teen Area 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Join Dr. U R Awesome to make slime, elephant toothpaste, and fake blood in his Halloween science lab.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fall into a Good Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Fall into a Good Movie- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   Join us for an afternoon movie.  Popcorn Provided.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends Member Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Friends Members can come take an early look at the Fall Book Sale.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Minecraft Club

Fridays, September 15, October 20, November 17, 3:30 pm

Grades 3 and up, join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server! No account is necessary. Space is limited, registration requested. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
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Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends Member Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Friends Members can come take an early look at the Fall Book Sale.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Come check out the deas at the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library Book Sale 

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_pumpkin 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Pom-pom Pumpkins

Create 3 little yarn pumpkins to display for fall.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences. Please call Tricia Bohanon at 330.643.4702 to register or for more information.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.

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

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

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

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

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

Paws for Reading

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

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

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

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

Find My Past

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Find My Past, which provides a wide variety of genealogical record but is especially strong in British and Irish records. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_bush.GIF 11:00 AM Calling all Wild Things! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Feel free to dress like a Wild Thing and let the wild rumpus begin!

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences. Please call Tricia Bohanon at 330.643.4702 to register or for more information.

    Location: Northwest Akron
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anim_dog_scottie 12:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturdays 12:30 pm September 16, October 21, November 18

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading a lout to our doggie pals. This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence. Children who are not yet reading are welcome to come. The doggie's human pal will read to the child.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 12:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Decorative Gourds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Kathy Meekins to create a decorative gourd bee to place in your plants or elsewhere. Space is limited, so Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

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

Grades 6-12. Anime, crafts, and snacks.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM History of Chocolate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We think of chocolate as a delicious treat, but chocolate wasn’t always just for desserts.  Join Leianne Neff Heppner from The Summit County Historical Society of Akron as she takes us on a journey from the beginnings of cacao, its many uses and beliefs throughout the years and the popularity of chocolate today.  Stay for a bite-sized chocolate tasting as we vote on the most popular type of chocolate: milk, dark or white?  Please register in advance.  Grades 6 and up welcome.

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holograms and Pepper’s Ghost Screen- Make and Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Make and take your own hologram display piece and Pepper’s Ghost screen to use on a cell phone. Supplies provided.

Please register for this craft as supplies are limited by calling 330.659.4343

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

Take a fun LEGO themed field trip to the Norton Branch Library

for a Bricks4Kidz event featuring free play, motors and LEGO Perler Beading

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paranormal Portraits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Use the green screen to make your family and friends scream! Join us to make creepy, spooky, all together ooky self-portraits using the Tech Zone’s green screen, make-up, costumes, photo apps, and more. Print them out and add glowing eyes for a final freaky factor. The program will start and end in the Teen Programming Room on the third floor. For ages 11 – 18. 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 3:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Chess Club

6-12 grades

Mondays, September 11, October 23, November 13

We are starting a chess club where we will meet once a month and you can test your skills with other chess lovers.  Feel free to bring your own chess set.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Bag Sale by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Purchase a bag and take home as many books as you can fit inside it.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

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

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

For ages 0-18 months and their adults

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

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

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Chess Club Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are starting a chess club where we will meet once a month and you can test out your skills with other chess lovers.  Feel free to bring your own chess set if desired.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needle Crafting @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new.

No registration required – just come on in and use our space.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, snacks, and drinks!
 
October 23: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG) (89 min)
November 27: Despicable Me 3 (PG) (96 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

MONSTER MOBILES

We're making monster mobiles.

Join our program for families of all ages!  Program is held one Monday per month at 6:30pm

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Pumpkin Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Pumpkin Painting

Monday, October 23, 6:30 pm

We’ll supply the pumpkins and other materials to create a festive decoration! All ages are welcome. Please register for this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Upcycled Draft: Make a Book Pages Wreath Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Upcycled Craft -  Make a Book Pages Wreath

Join us as we upcycle old books into beautiful wreaths to decorate your home. Please call the branch to register beginning Monday, October 2. This program is limited to 15 participants.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
ent_drum3 4:00 AM Drum Lessons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

6-12 grades

Tuesdays 4 pm, September 5,14, October 10, 24, November 7, 21

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 24, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

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

Tuesdays, November 14- December 19, 10:30-11:30 am

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

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 18 months-5 years old and their adults

You are your child's first teacher. Discover songs, books, prop stories and movement activities to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child's day!

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Meet the Reentry Providers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Reentry providers in Summit County assist citizens returning from incarceration in the following areas: mental and spiritual health; medical assistance; transitional housing; job training; and much more. Meet some of the organizations devoted to help individuals make a smooth transition back into the community. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-meet-the-reentry-providers-tickets-36810540317?aff=es2

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

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

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

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

THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

 

 

 

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

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Thor Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the God of Thunder with a movie, games, crafts, and contests.   

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afterschool Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Afterschool Teen Book Club- Come ready to discuss our next book! 

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

Tuesdays, October 24, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

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

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

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

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
 
eth_pyramid.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afterschool Adventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Apple Mania 

Join us for an apple fest. We’ll make apple art, peel apples with an old-fashioned crank peeler, taste different types of apples and enjoy tasty apple treats. Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part Three: Long Term Care (Medicaid) Planning

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the nuts and bolts of Long Term Care planning strategies. Covered topics include understanding Medicaid eligibility, the spend down, the look back, and asset protection.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing, including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for bringing out the best of the writer’s work. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

Thursday, September 14, 6 pm Your Brain: Where Great Ideas Come From

Tuesday, September 19, 6 pm Who Am I? A Guide to Character Development in Fiction

Thursday, September 28, 6 pm Where Am I? A Guide to Creating Realistic Settings

Tuesday, October 3, 6 pm What Did You Say? How to Create Realistic Dialogue

Tuesday, October 17, 6 pm What's Going On? A Guide to Creating a Slam-Bang Plot

Tuesday October 24, 6 pm The Feng Shui of Writing: How to Find the Right Atmosphere to Write

    Location: Northwest Akron
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misc_sound 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Are you a music lover?  This could be the club for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area.  Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting. No registration required. 

 

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Grandmother’s Little Sewing Treasures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Grandmother’s Little Sewing Treasures

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 6:30 PM Teen Mini Makerspace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BLEEDING CANDLES FOR HALLOWEEN

For students in grade 5 and up.  

Join us one Tuesday a month at 6:30pm to get together and create using a different medium each time.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

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

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Rocky.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome.
    Location: North Hill
 
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   
   

Wii Gaming

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
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rec_games 3:30 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, October 25, 3:30 pm

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

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Fall Harvest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Get ready for Halloween by decorating pumpkins and gourds. Make them scary, funny or just plain weird!  Pumpkins will be provided. Caretakers must assist the younger artists. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Join our math club for grades K-2.  Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Funky Fractals

Using wax sticks, we will make wild repeating patterns called fractals.  Then we will combine them to make a giant maze.

    Location: Goodyear
 
school_chemistry2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun games, easy experiments and activities for all ages.  No registration necessary.

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_house.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Home Buying Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Gwen Kwee, Mortgage Manager from Civista Bank, along with Maria Grimm, Realtor from Russell Real Estates Services, and Angela Kurlich from Angel Insurance, will give three workshops on the best practices for purchasing a home. Please call the branch to register.

Home Buying 101 Wednesdays at 6 pm

Sept 27 and Oct. 25

Home Buying Process

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6 pm

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paint Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PAINT NIGHT

Paint your own masterpiece and discover your creativity!  Each artist will have a finished painting to take home at the end of the night.  Registrations are limited to two spots per person.  Both nights will feature the same painting, so registrations per person are limited to one night each.

For ages 16 & over.

All supplies are provided, and registration is strongly encouraged by calling 330-467-8595, or by stopping in the library.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_familytree 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Searching The Reporter: Akron’s African American Newspaper and Other Newspapers on Ohio Memory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Searching The Reporter: Akron’s African American Newspaper and Other Historic Newspapers on Ohio Memory

The Reporter, Akron’s African American newspaper covering 1969-2016, is now available and full-text searchable on Ohio Memory! Join Jenni Salamon of the Ohio History Connection to learn how this newspaper was transformed from hardcopy to microfilm to digital images, as well as tips on how to search the digital collection as part of your genealogy or local history research.

The digitization of the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s collection of The Reporter was funded in part by the Dick and Chris Chenoweth fund of the Akron Community Foundation.

Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio whose mission is to help communities share, discover and connect to Ohio’s rich past through dynamic online resources. The website provides free access to over 700,000 digital images from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.

Jenni Salamon is the Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection where she manages their newspaper digitization and microfilming projects, including the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. She has been with the Ohio History Connection since 2009, and has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University. Her areas of expertise include newspaper digitization as well as traditional and digital newspaper research on various topics. When not thinking about newspapers, she can be found reading, crafting or spending time with her adorable dachshund.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division. 

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

READERS CHOICE of a Chris Cavender book

Title: Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder (Pizza Lover's Mystery Series #2), Author: Chris CavenderTitle: The Missing Dough, Author: Chris CavenderTitle: A Pizza To Die For, Author: Chris Cavender

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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

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

Thursday, October 26, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Preschool Story Time

2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, September 14 to November 2, 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.

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

Celebrate the fall season with stories, music and NatureConnect* fun.

See you in the beautiful NatureConnect garden!

*We will meet in the library meeting room when weather is not favorable for the NatureConnect garden experience.

 

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

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

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

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

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

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

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.com
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

E-mail Basics, Part 2: Message Management

Learn how to attach files to outgoing messages and open incoming attachments. Organize your list of contacts using an Address Book. Learn how to create folders for filing messages. Experience using an e-mail account or attendance at E-mail Basics, Part 1 is required. Yahoo! Mail will be demonstrated in class.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
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misc_teens 3:30 PM Silent Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Complete various tasks without alerting the librarian (or the security officer) to your activities.  Can you keep quiet long enough to finish the task? Grades 4-12

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly.  check out white board and digital sign for information.

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

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly. Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Goodyear Monster Factory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Dan & Nate and create your own miniature monster.

For ages 11-18. Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics and Coding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, October 26, November 30, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software. 
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book_sale 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Tallmadge Branch Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fall Book Sale Preview for Friends of the Library members
Thursday, October 26 from 4 pm - 8pm

Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on Thursday, October 26 from 4 pm - 8 pm.
Memberships will be availtable at the door.

Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices.
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.

 

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Energize Your Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 26, 6 pm

Energize Your Day

For those who sit at a computer for hours at a time and for those who are on their feet all day, several de-stressing, healing and re-energizing applications are taught. This program incorporates movements from martial arts, Yoga, Qigong and Polarity Therapy as well as self-massage, acupressure and eye care. This seminar, taught by Nancy Gardner, LMT and certified Tai Chi instructor, includes handouts of the exercises covered.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
holiday_turkey 6:00 PM Local Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 26, 6 pm

Erin Molnar from Countryside Conservancy will discuss how you can utilize local ingredients to make your Thanksgiving dinner.
You will receive information on ingredients commonly available from local farmers during the run up to Thanksgiving,
including turkey breeds, potato varieties, and more with recipes to provide inspiration for your holiday feast.  

(This program is being held in lieu of Cookbook Club)

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Wonder Woman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Discovering her super powers and true destiny, Princess Diana of the Amazons leaves her home to restore peace to a war-torn world. Epic blockbuster starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston and Connie Nielsen. Rated PG-13. 141 min

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
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nat_stars 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Missing Time and the Possible Connection to Alien Abduction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Thomas Wertman, State Director of the Mutual UFO Network of Ohio, will explore incidents of missing time and their possible connection to alien abduction. Several cases will be discussed including personal experiences of the presenter, which began in the early 1960s. Are they real or imagined, the audience can decide for themselves after the program.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Mystery Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

What happens when bestselling authors become targets in real life?  Read one, read all, your choice.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Delphine de Vigan

GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN by Charlie Donlea

TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Ohio State Buckeye Football: the Forgotten Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

A fascinating look at the early days of Buckeye Football. Learn from the author Robert J. Roman about how, after Ohio State’s first game outside the state (a victory in Kentucky), the team had to run for its life, chased by an angry mob of stone-throwing locals. This program will appeal to anyone interested in the early history of athletics at American public universities.

    Location: Richfield
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library Fall Book Sale
Friday, October 27 from 10 am - 5 pm

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.
Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices.
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
holiday_ghost 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Halloween Dance Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Friday, October 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Dance till you drop at our Halloween Party!  Enjoy spooky treats and have a screaming good time. 
Costumes are welcome but not required. Music provided by Party Couture featuring TKO DJ’s.

Grades K-7

    Location: Mogadore
 
holiday_ghost 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Spooky Halloween Carnival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Spooky Halloween Carnival
Friday, October 27, 3:30 pm
Pumpkins, balloon animals, and face paint, oh my!!
Stop by with family and friends for a spooky good time!
Dress up in your creepiest costume and participate in ghoulish games and creepy crafts. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Spend an afternoon with friends, finger food and fun reads.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out the featured books or bring your own book to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

October 27 -  Goosebumps and Ghostly Reads Come in costume or just as you are as we tell spooky stories and make a cool ghostly craft!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-6

Spend an afternoon with friends, finger food and fun reads.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out the featured books or bring your own book to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

 

October 27 -  Goosebumps and Ghostly Reads Come in costume or just as you are as we tell spooky stories and make a cool ghostly craft!

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their all-day bag sale
Saturday, October 28 from 9 am - 3 pm

Looking for a special day? The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will have an all-day bag sale on Saturday for only $5 a bag.
They tested it out and you can get 18 hardback books per bag, or 36 - 40 paperback books (depending on size). What a deal!
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library

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

Tweens and teens, do you love books and reading aloud? Here is an opportunity for you to volunteer at the library and read to children. We'll supply the books. Children, do you love it when someone reads to you? Stop in the library from 10-11 am to have books read to you. We'll supply the readers.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: University of Akron Reentry Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Receive assistance from the University of Akron School of Law with the following: expungement; certificate of qualification for employment; clemency; and license restoration. Information to bring to the clinic include the following: driver’s license or identification card; proof of address (mail); date of birth; last four numbers of Social Security Number; and pay stub. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-university-of-akron-reentry-clinic-tickets-36810603506?aff=es2

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Friends of Green Library Book Sale

    Location: Green
 
holiday_pumpkin 11:00 AM Halloween Spooktacular Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Come in costume for a ghoulish good time!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Teens Do Something! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

Need Volunteer Hours?  Join us one Saturday a month from 11:00am-1:00pm, drop in at any time or stay the entire time.  Some projects are:  making library decorations, cookies for the sheriff's office and cleaning library books and shelves.

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM All About Search and Rescue Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ALL ABOUT SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS

Join the Ohio Search Dog Association for a talk all about these amazing animals:  why a dog's sense of smell helps them excel at finding missing people, all about the extensive training the dogs receive, and how these animals and their handlers help law enforcement search for missing persons.  Meet search and rescue dogs and join a live Q & A session with their handlers!

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Face Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for some fanciful fun and turn yourself and your friends and family members into imaginary characters!  Face paints are provided.

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 PM Comic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Connect, create, collect! 

Do you love to draw and talk about comics? Children and teens in grades 4-12 are invited to join us in the Teen Programming Room to explore the world of comics.

For Grades 4 and up. Meeting in the Teen Department.

    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_ghost 2:00 PM Frankenanimals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Learn basic sewing techniques as we tear apart our old stuffed animals to make fabulous, scary, funny and weird new creations.

For Grades 2 and up.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM Goodyear Monster Factory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Dan & Nate and create your own miniature monster. All supplies are provided.

Class size is limited to 25 adult/teen (16 & over) participants, so registration is requested.

Registration begins on Monday, September 25.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Comic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Connect, create, collect!

Do you love to draw and talk about comics? Children and teens in grades 4-12 are invited to join us in the Teen Programming Room to explore the world of comics.

    Location: Main Library
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Sunday October 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own - Pumpkin Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

 

Find all the pumpkins in the children’s area, write down the letters to see what they spell.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

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

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby and Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 0-18 months and their adults

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

    Location: Odom
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 10

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

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookshelf 6:30 PM Books Without Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Evenings, 6:30 - 8 pm

Three discussions of books that illuminate our lives.  No need to read the books beforehand (or after).  Just come and have the fun of learning with Frank Henninger, emeritus professor of literature, University of Dayton.  

Monday, October 30: CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY by Alan Paton

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Have you always wanted to try yoga but were unsure if you could do it? Did you used to go to yoga class but have have drifted away? Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds. Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Multigenerational Halloween Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Multigenerational Halloween Story Time

Tuesday, October 31, 9:30 am

 

Special Family Story Hour hosted by residents and staff of Regina Health Center located at 5232 Broadview Rd, Richfield Ohio. We are pleased to share with you an opportunity for a unique multigenerational story time. This event will have an abbreviated version of our typical library story hour, allowing plenty of time for activities with the residents. Children may wear costumes For more information about Regina Health center check out their website http://www.reginahealthcenter.org/ .

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 31, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 18 months-5 years old and their adults

You are your child's first teacher. Discover songs, books, prop stories and movement activities to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your child's day!

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Google Drive 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive I

In this class you will sign-up for a Google account in order for you to begin using Google Drive.   There will be a discussion about the different features of Google Drive and cloud storage.  We will create a document in Google Docs, which is very similar to Microsoft Word, so that you may learn the different formatting commands.   Having some knowledge of MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 11:00 AM Not-Too Spooky Halloween Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, dancing, art and Halloween fun! Costumes are encouraged.  All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
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misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Halloween Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica and Miss Pam for some spooky fun! We will enjoy Halloween stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Be sure to wear your costume! 

Registration begins Monday, October 16

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Monster Mash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for our 2nd annual Teen Monster Mash. Make yourself  or your friends up to look like a monster and enjoy some ghoulish fun.  Registration is requested in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the Odom Branch.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

Bring your own coloring book or choose from provided coloring pages and spend the evening relaxing and coloring with new friends.

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part Four: Real Estate Deeds

Attorney Linda Ulinski explains the various ways individuals and couples own their real estate, as well as probate avoidance options to achieve your estate planning goals.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
holiday_witch.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Glow In-The Dark Halloween Bash! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Come in costume or make one at the party. A night of glowing fun and crafts galore!

    Location: Portage Lakes
Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

November- GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_bookflipping Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Book Club to Go

New books are available the first week of each month.

No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

November THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book3 Tallmadge Tribe Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tallmadge Tribe Book Club

A book club for the busy family. No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!

Pick up new selections each month. Discussion questions, read-alike lists and author information included with each book.

November - THE GIVER by Lois Lowery

Pick them up any time during the month listed.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_questionmark_blue Test Your Knowledge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Test Your Knowledge for Teen/School Age

For anyone who's ever pulled their hair out trying to figure out life's real questions. Come by and try your hand at our monthly quiz game and try to win a prize.

November - 90 degree challenge
Forget the Kylie Lip and Cinnamon Challenge. The 90 degree challenge is where it's at. Come by the library and see for yourself.
#TAChallenge

    Location: Tallmadge
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Image result for cuckoo's callingNovember's book - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. Stop by the front desk and pick up this month’s title. No Pressure – No Discussion. Just read, enjoy, and tell us how you liked it.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
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misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Movers & Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

A music program for children and their adults to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Families may enroll for individual sessions or all four. Ages 0-5 years and their grown-ups. Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 3: More on Formatting Cells and Worksheet Basics 

Learn how to format text and numbers in cells and learn the worksheet basics – setting print area, inserting headers/footers, page margins, etc. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Google Drive 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive II

This course builds on content learned in Google I.  In this class we will explore Google Spreadsheets and Google Slides.  Both of these applications are very similar to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  Having some knowledge of MS Excel & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Norton
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Relieve Stress with Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Relieve Stress with Adult Coloring

Listen to relaxing music and color with friends, family, or our community. All supplies are provided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we discuss A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman.

Light refreshments provided.

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

Image result for unbroken bookNovember's book - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Join our group for a lively discussion of these titles. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk

    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   
   

Cup Stacking Challenge

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
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lib_book3 3:30 PM AR Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.rog
   

Wednesday, November 1, at 3:30 pm.

Is your child struggling getting his or her AR Points? Join us after school and spend 10, 20, or 30 minutes reading with a staff member.
We’ll read to you, you can read to us, and we’ll get those points! Snacks will be provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
 
anim_dog_scottie 3:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, November 1,  at 3:30 pm. 

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet?
Our dog’s 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: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
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   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.

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

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Join our math club for grades K-2.  Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Walk on the Wild Side

Walk in the footsteps of an animal.  Make the right number of legs and then try walking with far more feet than you’re used to.

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

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm

A PIECE OF THE WORLD by Christina Baker Kline

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM Wellness Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorprate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga.  No mat is needed - stretches are done standing or in a chair.  

Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 miuntes early so that class may begin on time.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none Family History First Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Local genealogist and Richfield resident Rhonda Abrams will help anyone interested in discovering their past. Free access to Ancestry.com at the Library.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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

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

Thursday, November 2, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Preschool Story Time

2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, September 14 to November 2, 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.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Rock and stroll to Mother Goose rhymes, musical ditties and flannelboard fun. 

Social play time to follow.

    Location: Norton
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Practical Application Project 1-3

Let’s practice what we have learned in Excel levels 1-3 by creating a workbook that would require to use most of the functions taught in Excel 1-3 classes. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1-3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.com
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Resume & Cover Letter Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Do you need some help with your resume? Register for a fifteen-minute mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and enjoyable. If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it along.

Register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

 

 

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

Thursday, November 2, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 

All supplies provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  

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

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly.  check out white board and digital sign for information.

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

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly. Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Spider-Man: Homecoming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Peter Parker tries to balance high school life with being Spider-Man, while facing a new threat stalking the skies! Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau and Robert Downey, Jr. Rated PG-13. 133 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM OPERA 101: Explaining the Enduring Popularity of a Unique Musical Art Form Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Opera has been a beloved form of musical entertainment for over 400 years. Operatic venues in Cleveland and around the world have continually enthralled audiences. This presentation explains why and how this phenomenon occurs. Opera is both an audio and a visual medium and video clips with English subtitles will be utilized to enhance explanations. This program is presented by Northern Ohio Opera League.

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

Introduction to Pinterest

Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as pinboards. Users can browse the content of others on the main page. Users can then save individual pins to one of their own boards using the "Pin It" button, with Pinboards typically organized by a central topic or theme. Users can personalize their experience with Pinterest by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 7:00 PM Ventriloquist David Weyrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

VENTRILOQUIST DAVID WEYRICK

David Weyrick performs his unique ventriloquism magic, while also discussing the craft and experiences from his many years of stage work.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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lib_book_pencil NanoWriMo Write-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NanoWriMo Write-In

Taking on the NanoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words of you novel in a month?  Come Write In here at the library in a quiet, distraction free enviroment.

Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, November 4 from 11am-4pm

Tuesday, November 7 from 5pm-8pm

Tuesday, November 14 from 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, November 29 from 1pm-5pm

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
school_chemistry2 Take it and Make it Saturdays - DIY Science Kit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Take it and Make it Saturdays

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

DIY Science Kit

Take home a bag with instructions and ingredients for some cool science experiments.

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

Tweens and teens, do you love books and reading aloud? Here is an opportunity for you to volunteer at the library and read to children. We'll supply the books. Children, do you love it when someone reads to you? Stop in the library from 10-11 am to have books read to you. We'll supply the readers.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow crafters for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  Come for an hour or the entire day!

No experience necessary - all crafters welcome!

 

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

First Saturday of the month, 10 am-4 pm

Tabletop gamers unite! Millennials, young professionals, and those who want to find games for your next get-together, let your inner geek out and join us to discover new, and revisit some favorite, tabletop games.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Paws for Reading

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

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

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

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

Heritage Quest

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Heritage Quest, which provides home access to a variety of indexes and digitized records from the U.S. and overseas, including the U.S. census, city directories, digitized family and local histories, the PERiodical Source Index Archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records and more. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

All ages

Saturdays, 11 am, September 2, October 11, November 8

Kids of all ages, with their caretakers, are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, snacks and more! Please register at the front desk.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Kids of all ages, with their caretakers, are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, snacks and more! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
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misc_none 11:00 AM Going Squirrelly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

All things squirrel!

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Paw Patrol Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Put your best paw forward and join us as we celebrate all things Paw Patrol. Registration requested. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_dog_scottie 12:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice

their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Akron Sudoku Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Compete to complete Sudoku puzzles provided by New York Times Editor, Will Shortz.
  • All levels of Sudoku enthusiasts are encouraged to participate.
  • Registration requested. Adults age 18 and over.

 

 

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    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FEATHER LEATHER JEWELRY MAKING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

 

In this workshop, you will learn to make a set of leather earrings or necklace. Using repurposed leather local Art Educator Sarah Gott will teach you basic jewelry making techniques and apply embellishments to create a beautiful item. Take home a new skill just in time for holiday gift making!  

Students may bring in a soft, thin leather item they would like to re-use for the workshop. All supplies and materials will be included. Registration begins October 21.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Wonder Women: A History of Female Superheroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wonder Women:  A History of Female Superheroes

Saturday, November 4, 3 pm

Explore the history of various characters including Batwoman, Mockingbird, The Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Catwoman and of course, Wonder Woman with Valentino Zullo, Project Coordinator of the Wonder Woman Symposium 2016 at Kent State University.

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

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

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

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 4: Introduction to Formulas & Excel Functions

Let Excel do the math for you!  Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets and learn how Excel Functions work.  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
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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, October 23

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_basketball 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM NBA2K17 Xbox One Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Cavs season is here…are you ALL IN?

Grades 4 and up

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needlecrafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Paint Like a Master Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

We'll be painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the great master artists in history! Van Gogh loved sunflowers and loved to paint them. In a letter to his brother, Theo, he wrote “...the sunflower is mine in a way."  This workshop, presented by Carolina Martin, is easy and fun. Please wear clothing suitable for painting.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_paintpalette 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Beginning Watercolor Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Advance your skills in watercolor painting in this course for the “advanced beginner.” Move on from the fundamentals to explore advanced techniques and compositions. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 10

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

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Mogadore
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Inventors and entrepreneurs, sign up for a free one on one 20-minute session with a registered patent attorney. Get answers to Intellectual Property-related questions such as "Do I need to sign a licensing agreement to produce my invention?" or "Should I apply for trademark protection or a design patent?" or "How much of my invention will a utility patent protect?"

Appointment times are limited and must be scheduled in advance. Sign-ups begin 30 days before event. Contact the Science & Technology Division to make your appointment for this unique opportunity. Please note: come to the Science & Technology Division to begin your session.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Evening Book Discussion: HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance

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

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil NanoWriMo Write-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NanoWriMo Write-In

Taking on the NanoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words of you novel in a month?  Come Write In here at the library in a quiet, distraction free enviroment.

Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, November 4 from 11am-4pm

Tuesday, November 7 from 5pm-8pm

Tuesday, November 14 from 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, November 29 from 1pm-5pm

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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ent_drum3 4:00 AM Drum Lessons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

6-12 grades

Tuesdays 4 pm, September 5,14, October 10, 24, November 7, 21

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Art Explorers

Ages 12 months to 4 years with a caregiver

Tuesdays, September 19, October 10, November 7, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

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

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 7, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!
Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity.
Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Ages 2-5 years

Tuesdays 11 am, September 5,12,19,26 November 7,14,21,28

Children will enjoy, rhymes, musice, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remian with children throughout the program.

 

 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remain with children throughout the programs. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

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

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

First Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm

Join the craze that has grown-ups acting like kids again. Spend a relaxing time coloring with us. We'll provide coloring sheets designed specifically for adults, plus colored pencils and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings.

No registration necessary.

 

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

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

Grades 6-12

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Group-  Want to have a say in what goes on at your library?  Need volunteer hours?  Like to have fun?  Join the Teen Advisory Group.  We'll discuss upcoming plans, brainstorm ideas, and have a little fun.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Drum Lessons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
 
z_cust_mcteen 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VOLUNTEEN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you like to help others? Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization?  Become a Volunteen! 

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

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

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Carve! Print! Repeat! Holiday Card Printmaking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 7, 6 pm

Carve! Print! Repeat! Holiday Card Printmaking

Relief printmaking is the oldest type of printmaking in the world, dating back to the Egyptians in 500 BCE. The process involves removing the "whites" of a drawing from a block of wood, a piece of linoleum, or some other material. The image left after carving is left raised "in relief." After applying ink to the surface of the block, the image can be printed again and again. In this class, participants will learn the basic process for making relief prints from linoleum and will take home printed cards and a reusable linoleum printing block.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part Five: Probate Estate Administration

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the process of Estate Administration. Covered topics include the probate process and trust administration.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Seasonal Prep Energy Tips for Winter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Different seasons bring different challenges, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio wants to help you understand how to deal with them all. Participants will learn about seasonal assistance programs, energy conservation and efficiency tips, safety tips and the different kinds of tax rebate programs that Ohioans can take advantage of. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is a government agency and does not sell anything. Their mission is "to assure Ohioans adequate, safe and reliable public utility services at a fair price."

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

Teen Writers Club

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

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

MS Word, Part 1: Getting to know Word in Office 2016

Discover the interface of Word 2016 and the terms used in Word and other Office 2016 products.  In this class, you will learn about Ribbons, Quick Access Toolbar, and how to customize your tool bar.  Also learn the difference in Save vs Save As, compatibility mode and other important commands such as how to protect your document in Word 2016. Attendance at Microsoft Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Mogadore
 
trans_plane1 6:30 PM Cuba Travelogue Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Cuba Travelogue

Join Ron McElrath as he takes you on a tour of Cuba.

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_questionmark_blue 6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 7, 6:30 pm 

WHERE THEY FOUND HER by Kimberly McCreight

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Movers & Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

A music program for children and their adults to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Families may enroll for individual sessions or all four. Ages 0-5 years and their grown-ups. Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

MS Word, Part 2: Creating Documents/Formatting Text & Paragraphs

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2016.

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. Explore ways to quickly copy and move text. Learn how to make Bullets and Numbered lists; insert hyperlinks and page breaks.  Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!
Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity.
Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

Home School Readers

October 11, November 8, December 13, 1-3 pm

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

 

    Location: Richfield
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Rocky.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome.
    Location: North Hill
 
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   
   

Apptastic Afternoon

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
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food_cupcake.GIF 3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKIES AND CONVERSATION

One Wednesday each month we'll meet to talk about what's going on in your life, town or the world.  We'll discuss philosophy, current events or whatever is on the groups mind.  Don't forget we'll have cookies!  All ages are welcome.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NATURE COLLAGE

For children in Kindergarten- 4th Grade.

Porgram is held one Wednesday a month at 4:00pm.

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

All ages

Wednesdays, 4 pm September 13, October 11, and November 8

Feeling freative? Stop in between 4 and 6 pm to build a masterpiece with other Lego lovers! All ages welcome; caretaker assistance is appreciated for the younger designers. Legos are provided and creations will be displayed in the library!

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Lego League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Feeling creative? Stop in between 4 and 6 pm to build a masterpiece with other Lego lovers! All ages welcome; caretaker assistance is appreciated for the younger designers. Legos and provided and creations will be displayed in the library.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Join our math club for grades K-2.  Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Super-Cube Shuffle

We will take cubes colored half read and half white and use them to make all sorts of designs – soon, you’ll be a super-cube pro!

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

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, October 23

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Word 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: Useful Editing and Reviewing Tools

Make your document stand out!. Learn how to insert Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers.  Learn how to check spelling and grammar and discover tools to insert comments, and track changes of your document, a useful function when you collaborate with others. You will also learn how to use Macros and various types of Tab Stops.  Also learn how Attendance at MS Word, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_chefshat 6:30 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Cookbook Club

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

 
    Location: Green
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Genealogy Program: Finding Your Family in the U. S. Census Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   660-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

The Special Collections Division will present a program to help you find your ancestors through the U. S. Census records. The program is a must for anyone starting out in genealogy. Computers and research material will be provided.

    Location: Richfield
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

Are you a parent looking for more opportunities to talk with other adults? 

A senior seeking ways to keep your mind active and engaged?  

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

A person wanting to meet some of your neighbors in an informal, yet thoughtful setting?

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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

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

Thursday, November 9, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Rock and stroll to Mother Goose rhymes, musical ditties and flannelboard fun. 

Social play time to follow.

    Location: Norton
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Practical Application Project 4-6

Let’s practice what we have learned in Excel levels 4-6 by creating a workbook that would require to use most of the functions taught in Excel 4-6 classes. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 4-6 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM Yoga for Toddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA FOR TODDLERS

Join Nirvana Yoga for some yoga fun!

Ages 2-5 years old.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Financial Literacy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Simone Richardson   33-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Kathleen Seminatore, Investigator, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will discuss how to improve your credit score, lower your bills, set up a monthly budget, apply for PIPP and HEAP, avoid scams, and much more. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-financial-literacy-tickets-36828057712?aff=es2

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_puzzle_piece 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Puzzle Pizzazz Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Do you like solving puzzles? If you like word searches, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, brain-teasers, logic puzzles, etc. then stop on in. We will have a variety of puzzles on hand, or feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Keep Calm and Color On Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman

Title: A Man Called Ove, Author: Fredrik Backman

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

No sign-up is required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some adult discussion with other book lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly.  check out white board and digital sign for information.

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

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly. Check our white board and digital sign for information.

    Location: Kenmore
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming For Teens @ Goodyear Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring your friends to hang out and play video games.

For ages 11-18. Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_scissors&glue 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_usflag 6:00 PM Veterans Dinner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, November 9, 6 pm

Join us for this moving program as we thank those who’ve served our country bravely.  Please contact us to register for this special ceremony for Veterans and a guest, presented by the Hospice of Western Reserve.  Be sure to wear your recognition pin.  If you have not been recognized previously, please let us know so we may formally pin you during the program this year. Refreshments will be served.  The program will be held at the Russ Pry Community Center.

Please register for this program by calling 330.628.9228.

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Craft Program Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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THANKSGIVING TABLE DECORATIONS

Join the Richfield Crafters. There is limited space for these programs – Please register at the front desk. Registration begins Monday, August 7. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_none 6:30 PM Beyond Bond: The Actors Who Have Played James Bond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Seven actors have portrayed Ian Fleming’s iconic character James Bond on the silver screen.  Pop culture historian Bill Brauning presents a multi-media examination of these seven actors, highlighting what each brought the role.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_house.GIF 7:00 PM Homebuyers's Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS' SEMINAR

The decision to purchase your first home is a huge one.  Carol Dolejs discusses the eight steps to home ownership, and answers questions you might have about the process.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

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

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November's movie - American Graffiti with Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM Family Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BUILD IT!

Whether you build by yourself or with a friend, use your imagination to build something with blocks or Legos.

This program is for families of all ages.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lego Open Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Bring your imagination and engineering skill. We will provide the Legos. For children kindergarten – 4th grade. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack.  Spend time chilling, crafting, and chatting about our favorite foods, books, movies and more.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

November 11 -  Smoothie Day:  Blend up some fun as we mix fruits and veggies into delicious and nutritious snacks. Can you guess the secret ingredients?  Who knows, you may even like something new!  All recipes available to recreate the fun at home. YUM!  Please register in advance.

Grades 5 and up

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Wonder Woman Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wonder Woman Day

Saturday, November 11, 11 am

Come dressed as your favorite superhero to celebrate Wonder Woman with crafts, snacks, games, and more! All ages welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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, (September 9, October 14, November 11) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Board Room: Board Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

The Board Room:  Board Gaming-  Let your inner geek out and join us as we discover new and revisit some old favorite tabletop games.  

    Location: Odom
 
anim_dog_scottie 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Akron Mini Maker Faire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Create, learn, discover, play at the 5th Akron Mini Maker Faire.  From robotics to goat cheese and everything in between, there really is something for everyone at this annual event.  Family-friendly, free, and FUN, that's the Akron Mini Maker Faire.  Check out our website at akron.makerfaire.com for all the latest details.

http://akron.makerfaire.com/    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Adult Wreath Series - Winter Wreath Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Bea Richardson to create a beautiful seasonal wreath to grace your home or to give as a gift. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_leaf_fall 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Create an Autumn Tree Picture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Create an Autumn Tree Picture

We’ll be painting a tree base on canvas, then using different materials, including buttons, to create a vivid fall scene. Enjoy the season with our community and be creative.

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturday, November 11, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Akron Mini-Maker Faire: Box Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Calling all junior engineers for a box design challenge! Turn an ordinary box into…. a dollhouse, or an extraordinary game, or a robot, or a flower garden, or a…….?

Every engineer will get their own box and a variety of supplies will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday November 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green On Your Own - Fanciful Fruit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

 

Nature comes in interesting shapes check out the NatureConnect table and tell us what you see.

    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_chess_knight 3:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Chess Club

6-12 grades

Mondays, September 11, October 23, November 13

We are starting a chess club where we will meet once a month and you can test your skills with other chess lovers.  Feel free to bring your own chess set.

    Location: Kenmore
 
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, October 23

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

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

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

Free, open playtime! Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore and even create a little art. Intended for ages 1-4 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Gymnastics and Story Time with Learning Ladder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Your child will learn basic gymnastics skills on miniature gymnastics equipment that is designed specifically for young children. All of the stories, games and the craft relate to a fun theme. Registration requested. Ages 3-5 with their grown-ups. 

    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, October 23

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

Join us the second Monday of each month.

This month's book: THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George

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

AT THE WATER'S EDGE by Sara Gruen

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

GIRL WAITS WITH GUN by Amy Stewart

Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters Series #1)

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

In this month's selection, Constance Kopp and her sisters, Norma and Fleurette, are driving into Paterson, New Jersey, on a summer day in 1914 when a motor car rams them, splintering their buggy and mildly injuring all three women and their horse. Drunken lout Henry Kaufman thinks that owning a local silk manufacturer entitles him to ignore Constance’s reasonable request that he pay for the damages, but he’s misjudged his opponent. As Constance’s first-person narrative unfolds, we see that she’s a bold woman unafraid to defy convention, determined to see justice done and to protect her family; Fleurette, we learn, is actually Constance’s out-of-wedlock baby, raised as a late-life sibling by her mother. When Henry and his thuggish friends start turning up at the Kopps’ isolated farm, firing guns and sending bricks through the window bearing letters threatening all the sisters but paying particular attention to Fleurette, our tough-minded heroine is not about to be intimidated. 

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Chess Club Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are starting a chess club where we will meet once a month and you can test out your skills with other chess lovers.  Feel free to bring your own chess set if desired.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

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

Mondays, September 11, October 9, November 13, 4 pm

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

Paws for Reading is the second Monday of each month.

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

Did you know that you use math to bake?  1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt…  Fractions are sweet when you use them to fill a jar full of cookie fixings.  We’ll be making Cowboy Cookie Mix that you can take home and bake or give to someone you love.

For Grades 2-5.  Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needle Crafting @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new.

No registration required – just come on in and use our space.

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

LEGO Club

Mondays, September 11, October 9, November 13, 6:30 pm

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

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

Family Program

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

This is a student led program. 

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Thanksgiving Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult Thanksgiving Craft-  Join us as we guide you through the steps of making a Thanksgiving craft for your home pleasure.  We'll provide the materials;  you supply the fun in this social craft event.  

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Have you always wanted to try yoga but were unsure if you could do it? Did you used to go to yoga class but have have drifted away? Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds. Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil NanoWriMo Write-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NanoWriMo Write-In

Taking on the NanoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words of you novel in a month?  Come Write In here at the library in a quiet, distraction free enviroment.

Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, November 4 from 11am-4pm

Tuesday, November 7 from 5pm-8pm

Tuesday, November 14 from 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, November 29 from 1pm-5pm

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 14, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

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

September 12: “Fall Explorers”- Celebrate the arrival of the beautiful fall season together. Investigate leaves, apples, pumpkins and animals with your little explorers.

October 10: “Young @ Art”- Art materials and supplies provided for your budding artists. Build your child’s imagination and develop fine motor skills by creating beautiful, open ended works of art together. We will get messy!

November 14: “Curious Kids”- Join us as we transform the Children’s Library into a science lab for the very young. Hands-on, sensory activities, explorations and experiments are waiting for your “little Einstein’s” this month.

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

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

Tuesdays, November 14- December 19, 10:30-11:30 am

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

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby & Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  (No program July 4th)

 

 

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

Family Story Time for All Ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!
Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity.
Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Ages 2-5 years

Tuesdays 11 am, September 5,12,19,26 November 7,14,21,28

Children will enjoy, rhymes, musice, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remian with children throughout the program.

 

 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remain with children throughout the programs. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For November, we will discuss GARDEN OF STONES by Sophie Littlefield.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Video Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Tuesdays, November 14, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM NATURECONNECT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

For Teens and Tweens

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

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

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Book Buzz (at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group

2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

This discussion group for book lovers in their 20s and 30s meets monthly to talk novels and nonfiction over drinks crafted by the baristas at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar. Copies of each title will be available at the Northwest Akron Branch Library one month prior to its discussion date. Attendees will be responsible for the purchase of their own drinks, but a purchase is not required. Nervous Dog Coffee Bar is located at 1530 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313.

September 12 THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

October 10 FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

November 14 HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part Six: Asset Registration

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the complex choices concerning asset registration. Covered topics include being consistent with your estate plan in the registration of your retirement accounts, brokerage accounts, various bank accounts, and other assets.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM Painting Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Join librarian and artist Amber Elfrink in creating your own artistic masterpiece. All supplies provided. Registration is requested for this program. Space is limited. For ages 14+

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

Vinyl on Trial

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

Join us every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_sound 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Are you a music lover?  This could be the club for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area.  Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting. No registration required. 

 

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_sound 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Are you a music lover? This could be the club for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting. No registration required. 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Grandmother’s Little Sewing Treasures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Grandmother’s Little Sewing Treasures

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

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

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

STITCH CLIQUE

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

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

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM Make Time for Play! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Time to unwind. Bring the kids in for some free play time.  We will have blocks, stackables, tunnels, tubes  and more to explore and create with.

For all ages.

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_dog1 6:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS FOR READING

Read a book to Edmund, a certified therapy dog.  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!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Date

Wednesday, September 20, 10 am- 12 pm

Wednesday, October 18, 10 am- 12 pm

Wednesday, November 15, 10 am- 12 pm

 

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

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

Mini Movers

Ages 5 and under with a caregiver

Wednesdays, September 20, October 18, November 15, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Movers & Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

A music program for children and their adults to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Families may enroll for individual sessions or all four. Ages 0-5 years and their grown-ups. Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!
Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity.
Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time.

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

October 18 HEAVEN IS HIGH by Kate Wilhelm

November 15 CURIOUS MINDS by Janet Evanovich

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

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2 pm

THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY by Susan Rivers

    Location: Mogadore
 
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   
   

Snap Circuits

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM AR Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.rog
   

Wednesday, November 15, at 3:30 pm.

Is your child struggling getting his or her AR Points? Join us after school and spend 10, 20, or 30 minutes reading with a staff member.
We’ll read to you, you can read to us, and we’ll get those points! Snacks will be provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
 
anim_dog_scottie 3:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, November 15 at 3:30 pm. 

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet?
Our dog’s 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: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
 
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   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.

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

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Join our math club for grades K-2.  Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Epic Air Traffic Control

We’re building our own mini-airplanes and using math to build 2 runways.  We’ll land the planes along the numbered runways without crashing at the crossing.

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

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, October 23

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Pizza and Pages Teen Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Pizza and Pages Teen Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm

October 18:  CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander

November 15: WORDS WITH WINGS by Nikki Grimes

Join us for pizza to share your thoughts about the book selected each month.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
school_chemistry2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun games, easy experiments and activities for all ages.  No registration necessary.

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_bookshelf 6:30 PM Books Without Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Evenings, 6:30 - 8 pm

Three discussions of books that illuminate our lives.  No need to read the books beforehand (or after).  Just come and have the fun of learning with Frank Henninger, emeritus professor of literature, University of Dayton.  

Wednesday, November 15: NEVER CRY WOLF by Farley Mowat

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_yoga 6:30 PM Wellness Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorprate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series with Diane Bielecki, who graduated from the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga.  No mat is needed - stretches are done standing or in a chair.  

Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 miuntes early so that class may begin on time.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM Writers Guild of Nordonia Hills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WRITERS GUILD

Writers wanted!  New writers and old hands welcome, fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between.  Have your work critiqued and give feedback to others in a fun and friendly environment.  

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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

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

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

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

Thursday, November 16, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Rock and stroll to Mother Goose rhymes, musical ditties and flannelboard fun. 

Social play time to follow.

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

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

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

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

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Thursday, November 16, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 

All supplies provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Help plan programs, design displays, and provide input for new books to add to the collection. Bring your best ideas to improve your library!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  

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

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly.  check out white board and digital sign for information.

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

Test your gaming skills with friends. Games will be announced weekly. Check our white board and digital sign for information.

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

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

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

 

    Location: North Hill
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ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Murder on the Orient Express Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Agatha Christie’s mystery masterpiece has detective Hercule Poirot investigating a murder aboard the Orient Express. Starring Albert Finney, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Richard Widmark, Michael York and Anthony Perkins. Rated PG. 128 min.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bricks for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Author Robert J. Roman discusses his book Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn which draws on extensive archival research to tell the untold story of the early days of football at Ohio’s flagship public university.  Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the presentation.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
food_teapot.GIF 6:30 PM Wonders of Tea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Come explore the wonders of tea with Liksha Hoskins. Learn more about the benefits of tea and sample some different varieties of tea.

Class size is limited to 30 adult/teen (16 & over) participants, so registration is requested.

Registration begins on Monday, October 2.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Kung Fu Panda 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. Starring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Jackie Chan. Rated PG. 90 min. Shown in partnership with Summit County Children Services in celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month.  Film will be shown in Meeting Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday November 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fall into a Good Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Fall into a Good Movie- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales   Join us for an afternoon movie.  Popcorn Provided.

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

Minecraft Club

Fridays, September 15, October 20, November 17, 3:30 pm

Grades 3 and up, join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server! No account is necessary. Space is limited, registration requested. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
Saturday November 18, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_Scrabble 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Scrabble Tile Trees

Spell out Joy, Love, Peace to form a tile tree on canvas.  Perfect to frame for the holiday.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences. Please call Tricia Bohanon at 330.643.4702 to register or for more information.

    Location: Northwest Akron
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anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.

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

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

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

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

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

Paws for Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1820-1892 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1820-1892

Immigration records changed a great deal between the “Act to Regulate Passenger Ships and Vessels,” which took effect in 1820, and the opening of Ellis Island in 1892. Focusing on European arrivals to the eastern seaboard, this genealogy class by the Special Collections Division will discuss historic background as well as sources and strategies commonly used in researching immigrants during this era. 

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM Fall in the Forest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Prepare to hibernate in our den of great autumn stories, crafts and activities.

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM Lego Fun and Mini-Figure Swap Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Have a duplicate mini-figure or one that you just want to get rid of? Then come to the lego mini-figure swap and trade (with parents permission) with fellow lego lovers. Also, let your imagination soar as you build with legos. What will you create? Snacks will be provided.

 
    Location: Green
 
office_pencil 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Doodling for Stress Relief Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Presented by Christina Turner, Akron- Summit County Public Library.

Unwind, draw, and learn tips and techniques for extemporaneous pattern doodling. Leave with a framed work of art. Supplies provided. Please register for this program as supplies are limited by calling 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences. Please call Tricia Bohanon at 330.643.4702 to register or for more information.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog_scottie 12:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturdays 12:30 pm September 16, October 21, November 18

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading a lout to our doggie pals. This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence. Children who are not yet reading are welcome to come. The doggie's human pal will read to the child.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 12:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Pirate Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Avast matey!  Only a landlubber would miss this ‘ere party!  We be hearin’ stories, makin’ crafts and searchin’ for treasure! Come dressed in yer favorite pirate garb! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
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misc_quilt 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM DIY Fleece Blankets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Want to make your own fleece blanket, but don't know how to sew? Then this event is for you! We have blankets for you and your friends to make for free! Space is limited, please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Movie: WONDER WOMAN (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Movie Afternoon:  WONDER WOMAN (2017)
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine & Robin Wright

 

Saturday, November 18, 1:30pm

Spend an afternoon with us watching WONDER WOMAN on our big screen.  Popcorn will be provided.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Anime Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Anime, crafts, and snacks.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_horse 2:00 PM If You Could Talk to the Animals - Oh, You Can Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

You have a feeling of what your animal is saying or needs and you may be right. Animal Communication is a heart-to-heart conversation using images, thoughts, emotions and even words to receive information from your beloved companions.  Judith Wade will share what is animal communication  as well as stories and tips on knowing that you are connecting with your animals.

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  

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

Take a fun LEGO themed field trip to the Norton Branch Library

for a Bricks4Kidz event featuring free play, motors and LEGO Perler Beading

    Location: Norton
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Historical Movie Showing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Gain an unprecedented look at the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans in the military, and learn why such a group of heroic men and women would fight for the freedom of others that they themselves were not able to enjoy. Hosted by Halle Berry, with an introduction by Colin Powell, and featuring the voices of Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby, Danny Glover, John Travolta, and many more.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Holy Justice League Batman! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate the release of the new Justice League movie.  Make a Batman or Wonder Woman fidget spinner, play videogames and make Justice League crafts. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday November 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
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