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Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Saturday Stories with Miss Erica Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_teens 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM VolunTEEN Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 intersted in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hour training sessions. Please call to register for a session: 330.659.4343

 

Saturday, May 30, 11 am or 2 pm

Wednesday, June 3, 12:30 pm or 5 pm

Tuesday, June 9, 11 am or 2 pm

 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Firestone Park Neighbor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Firestone Park Community Center

Stop by the library table to visit  and make a craft. 

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

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

Builders' Club

Build whatever you can imagine with Legos™, Citiblocs™ and more!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM VolunTEEN Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 intersted in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hour training sessions. Please call to register for a session: 330.659.4343

 

Saturday, May 30, 11 am or 2 pm

Wednesday, June 3, 12:30 pm or 5 pm

Tuesday, June 9, 11 am or 2 pm

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun afternoon of art. We'll be creating artful items, experimenting with different techniques, and fuelling your creativity with artistic snacks. It's "Gogh"ing to be a great time! Please call the Teen Department to register.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

LADIES' NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews

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.

 

    Location: Firestone Park
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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: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will put them to good use.  Finished items are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the Veterans' Administration, Pregnancy Care, and the Battered Women's Shelter.

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2013.

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Mind Body & Sole Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Drop by and sign up for Mind Body & Sole: Read At Your Own Pace

Enjoy a frozen treat, and have some super fun. Bring your camera and take a photo in our superhero photo booth. Get a head start on your reading and walking goals with a storywalk in the side yard.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_walking-hiker 2:00 PM Summit Metro Parks Trails Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult program

Presented by the Summit Metro Parks.  For more information about their parks and trails, please visit http://www.summitmetroparks.org/ParksAndTrails.aspx.  

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office 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
 
rec_aerobics 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Soul?  Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Summer Volunteer Orientation Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Need Volunteer hours this summer?  Help the Library out!  We are looking for teens ages 12-18 to assist with the Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program.  Opportunities run from June 8 – August 1.  Minimum 2 hours per week requested.  Please attend one of the session above for more information.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

Local Author Kachina Riley

Come hear local author Kachina Riley as she discusses her book, TATTERED PHOENIX. It is a poignant memoir of her post WWII childhood growing up with a mentally disturbed mother and a suicidal father, her near death from spinal meningitis, and suffering from learning disabilities. She now has two Masters Degrees and is pursuing her doctorate, and is a world traveler most of the year. It is about perseverance, believing in yourself, and the kindess of others willing to give you a chance.

    Location: Tallmadge
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z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 6:30 PM Teen Volunteer Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN VOLUNTEER CLASS

Students going into 5th grade or up may volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST attend one of the classes to volunteer!  Please bring your calendars to the meeting to help with scheduling available work hours.  It is recommended for parents to attend with their child.

No registration is required.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM Super Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.

20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun!  All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM Super Summer Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts for the whole family.

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
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   
   

THE CUT by George Pelecanos

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Tuesdays @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

MINECRAFT

Bring your friends and kick off Summer Reading right with an afternoon of Minecraft fun and plenty of snacks.  

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

Typing

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Project Learn GED Classes

Need to get your GED or know someone else who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood.  Call Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to schedule orientation and testing so you are ready to begin class.

    Location: North Hill
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lib_book_mag 6:00 PM Murder Mystery Tea Party at Buckshaw Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

You, the residents of Bishop’s Lacey, have been invited by the young Miss Flavia de Luce to attend a tea party at Buckshaw.

Something fishy has been going on in town, and Flavia is determined to figure out who is behind it. 

Join us as we discuss The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley and partake in a murder mystery tea party based on the novel.

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Peace of Mind Legal Series: Real Estate Deeds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

Youth & Teen

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TV Talk: Game of Thrones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 14-June 23, 6 pm
Love watching, reading, and immersing yourself in the world of GAME OF THRONES? Then this is the groupfor you! Meet with us on Tuesdays at 6 pm to discuss the previous episode and the land and characters of Westeros. No registration is required.

    Location: Kenmore
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Android Devices (Must bring your device) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Intro to Android Devices

Do you own an Android tablet and want to know where to begin? This class will take you through setting up your device to downloading Apps. Must know your gmail account.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM Garden Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

GARDEN TALK

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The Master Gardeners of Summit County will be here to talk about different types of gardening.  

  • June 2 - Plant Propagation with Tom Bouton
  • July 7 - Pollinator Gardening with Pat Rossi
  • August 4 - Everything Tomatoes:  How to Grow the Best Tomatoes with Lee Paulson

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_teens 12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM VolunTEEN Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hour training sessions. Please call to register for a session: 330.659.4343

Wednesday, June 3, 12:30 pm or 5 pm

Tuesday, June 9, 11 am or 2 pm

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: KT Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

0 – 12 months plus a caregiver

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 2:00 PM Teen Volunteer Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN VOLUNTEER CLASS

Students going into 5th grade or up may volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST attend one of the classes to volunteer!  Please bring your calendars to the meeting to help with scheduling available work hours.  It is recommended for parents to attend with their child.

No registration is required.

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

Join us for a lively discussion. The books are available one month prior to the discussion at the Front Desk.

This month, we'll discuss:

RUNAWAY QUILT by Jennifer Chiaverini

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

Basic Windows Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_aerobics 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Soul? Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Teen Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, June 3, 4 pm
Friday, June 5, 4 pm

Calling teens ages 13 and up!  Looking for fun work this summer?  Join us as a Mind, Body and Sole summer reading volunteer.  Attendance at one of two orientation sessions is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer at Northwest Akron Branch this summer.  Pick up an application at the service desk or call Teen Librarian Tricia Twarogowski at 330-643-4702 for more information.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_teens 5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM VolunTEEN Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hour training sessions. Please call to register for a session: 330.659.4343

Wednesday, June 3, 12:30 pm or 5 pm

Tuesday, June 9, 11 am or 2 pm

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Our selection for June is The Martian by Andy Weir.
  • Copies of the discussion book are abailable at the Culture & AV Desk.
  • Ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For all children.

Miss JoAnna will provide a variety of activities designed to invite your little ones to explore, investigate, and manipulate in order to better understand the world around them. This drop-in event may include messy elements so please dress ready to discover and play!

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Word Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Word Games

1st Thursday monthly, June 4, July 2, August 6, 11 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

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

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 2:00 PM Teen Volunteer Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN VOLUNTEER CLASS

Students going into 5th grade or up may volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST attend one of the classes to volunteer!  Please bring your calendars to the meeting to help with scheduling available work hours.  It is recommended for parents to attend with their child.

No registration is required.

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

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

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

Project Learn GED Classes

Need to get your GED or know someone else who does?  These classes are free and conveniently located in your neighborhood.  Call Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to schedule orientation and testing so you are ready to begin class.

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

JURASSIC PARK
An archaeologist is invited to tour a new theme park inhabited by cloned dinosaurs.  What could go wrong?  Top-notch entertainment directed by Steven Spielberg.  Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough.  Rated PG-13.  127 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Peace of Mind Legal Series: Real Estate Transactions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

Reader’s Choice Book Discussion

June 4: EMPTY MANSIONS by Bill Dedman
 

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

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group
1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

June 4 Free for all!
July 2 CITY OF STAIRS by Robert Jackson Bennett
August 6 FIRE SERMON by Francesca Haig 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_frog 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Youngsters in the Yard: NatureConnect Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for songs, rhymes, dancing, and short stories.  Story time will be followed by a fun and sometimes messy outdoors activity.  Please be sure to wear older clothes in case you get dirty.  
Program will be moved indoors if it rains.  

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 2:30 PM Teen Volunteer Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN VOLUNTEER CLASS

Students going into 5th grade or up may volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST attend one of the classes to volunteer!  Please bring your calendars to the meeting to help with scheduling available work hours.  It is recommended for parents to attend with their child.

No registration is required.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_aerobics 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Soul?  Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Teen Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, June 3, 4 pm
Friday, June 5, 4 pm

Calling teens ages 13 and up!  Looking for fun work this summer?  Join us as a Mind, Body and Sole summer reading volunteer.  Attendance at one of two orientation sessions is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer at Northwest Akron Branch this summer.  Pick up an application at the service desk or call Teen Librarian Tricia Twarogowski at 330-643-4702 for more information.

    Location: Northwest Akron
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

This program offers educational and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers, and typically developing peers!

You’ll enjoy: a safe, non-judgmental environment; a schedule board for following along; flannelboard stories; interactive book-based experiences; gentle music-making; and a half-hour playtime for the entire family. 

    Location: North Hill
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z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 10:30 AM Teen Volunteer Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN VOLUNTEER CLASS

Students going into 5th grade or up may volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST attend one of the classes to volunteer!  Please bring your calendars to the meeting to help with scheduling available work hours.  It is recommended for parents to attend with their child.

No registration is required.

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

Look for therapy dogs in the meeting room and improve your reading skills by reading a book to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our collection.

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

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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: Goodyear
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Identifying Your Family Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Identifying Your Family Photographs

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but unlocking the stories of unidentified photographs requires some sleuthing. Join us for this class on the tips and techniques for identifying historic photographs. Learn to read clues, such as the type of photograph, clothing and hairstyles, and even whether or not subjects are smiling, to reveal the stories behind every photograph. This class will also take a look at how genealogy databases and local history resources can be used to identify your family photographs.

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_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Let's Go Camping: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

This Saturday: Let's Go Camping

Stories, songs, and activities about camping.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mogadore’s Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_sun 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

If you are a teen (12-17) who would like to help out at your local library we would like to talk to you.  Volunteer tasks include helping sign up patrons for the Summer Reading Program, straightening shelves, and other miscellaneous tasks.  Please register and come to the orientation.

Click here for more teen programs    
    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Like to create fun projects?  Join us the first Saturday of each month for crafting fun.  Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with crafts?  Stay for a visit with the dogs of Tails-N-Tales at 2 pm

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_baseballglove 1:00 PM Take Me Out to the Ball Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Come bring your Most Valuable Dad or Grandpa and enjoy slurping root beer floats and chomping on your own hot dog creation while making some baseball crafts. All ages are welcome.

Registration begins May 4.

    Location: Green
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 2:30 PM Teen Volunteer Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN VOLUNTEER CLASS

Students going into 5th grade or up may volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST attend one of the classes to volunteer!  Please bring your calendars to the meeting to help with scheduling available work hours.  It is recommended for parents to attend with their child.

No registration is required.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Soul?  Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_none 10:00 AM Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. 

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 10:00 AM Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by the front desk anytime this week to make your own rockin' guitar pick keychain or necklace.

(ages 11-18)

Click here for more teen programs    
    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_balloons 10:00 AM Mind Body & Sole Begins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Starting today you can sign up for our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program.  You will learn about the program, the prizes and today only get a sweet treat.

 

 

 

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    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kapow.GIF 10:00 AM Superhero Symbol Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

On Your Own

This week find the superhero symbols around the library.  Check them off and bring your paper to the desk for a small prize.

 

Click here for more children's programs    
    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will put them to good use.  Finished items are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the Veterans' Administration, Pregnancy Care, and the Battered Women's Shelter.

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

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

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

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends.  Ages 1-4 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
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, 1 pm

The Son by Philipp Meyer

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_balloons 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading Kickoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Kickoff with balloon artist Suzan Houston.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-off Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

FAMILY PROGRAMS
All ages are welcome.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY
Monday, June 8, 2 pm

Register for Mind, Body & Sole, see your friends and enjoy some ice cream during this annual kick-off to summer reading.  We will have a very special visitor!

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

MS Excel, Part 3: 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
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Author Talk: Kathryn Long

Local author Kathryn Long discusses her latest novel, a romantic suspense entitled A DEADLY DEED GROWS. Kathryn is a retired teacher of the Green School District and a resident of Green. A book signing and a giveaway will follow the question and answer session.

http://mbs.akronlibrary.org/

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

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

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by S.J. Watson

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 6:30 PM Teen Volunteer Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN VOLUNTEER CLASS

Students going into 5th grade or up may volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST attend one of the classes to volunteer!  Please bring your calendars to the meeting to help with scheduling available work hours.  It is recommended for parents to attend with their child.

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Evening Book Discussion

This month we will be discussing THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood.  Books will be available for check out at the service desk one month prior to the discussion.  New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM Super Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.

20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

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

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

Ages 3 and up

Tuesdays, June 9 – August 11, 10:30 am

(There will be no program on June 16 and July 14

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Super Kids Preschool Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Joyce   330.836.1081   
   

Super Kids Preschool Time
(2-5 year-olds)
Tuesdays, 10:30 am June 9 – 30

June 9 Super Duper Dance Party
June 16 Super Derby Day
June 23 Super T-shirt Day—Please bring a red T-shirt to decorate!
June 30 Super Powers Carnival

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

A Time To Play

The Second Tuesday of each month, (June 9, July 14, August 11)

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

No registration needed.

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun!  All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by a simple craft. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_teens 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM VolunTEEN Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hour training sessions. Please call to register for a session: 330.659.4343

 

Tuesday, June 9, 11 am or 2 pm

 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you in our children’s area.

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: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM Super Summer Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts for the whole family.

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

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
food_ice cream cone 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm to 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Ice Cream Social Kick-Off Party.  12-2 pm today only.  Join us for crafts and explore your creativity while you cool off with an sweet ice cream treat.  We'll also have a visit from Bad Kitty!  Don't forget to bring your cameras. 

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly book discussion. For June, we will discuss THE LAST RUNAWAY by Tracy Chevalier.

Copies of this book will be available at Green Branch Library after Tuesday, May 12.

http://mbs.akronlibrary.org/

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Join us for an afternoon of outdoor fun and games that will get you moving.  If it rains, we will move the games indoors.  Everybody wins at our second annual fitness challenge for kids of all ages.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Do you have what it takes to accept our minute to win it challenge? This summer's games include Chocolate Unicorn, Hula Hike, Stack Attack, Snowball and more.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330.864.5721   
   

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)(121 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SUPERHERO

Every Superhero Has a Story Mural - color and create on large bulletin paper to make a mural to hang up on the wall in the kids area at the Library.

For students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM VolunTEEN Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Students ages 11-18 interested in volunteering at the library this summer must attend one of the 1/2 hour training sessions. Please call to register for a session: 330.659.4343

 

Tuesday, June 9, 11 am or 2 pm

 

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

SUPER HERO SHARPIE TIE DYE

Make your very own Super Hero Call Sign.  Bring a pre-washed white t-shirt.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_earth 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World of Difference Storytelling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Part of our Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story

World of Difference Storytelling

Storyteller, Lindsay Bonilla uses interactive theater to tell exciting and imaginitive stories from other countries and cultures.  She always needs a little help from audience volunteers, so...  Come and be a part of the story! 

Grades K-6.  Groups, please call to register.

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

Warm Up Akron

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help the needy in the Akron area stay warm. 

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information visit thier website http://warmupakron.webs.com/ 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM Local Author Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Local Author Mary Kaufman Schwartz

Schwartz shares about her childhood in Amish culture and how she left in her book COMING INTO FOCUS

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TV Talk: Game of Thrones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 14-June 23, 6 pm
Love watching, reading, and immersing yourself in the world of GAME OF THRONES? Then this is the groupfor you! Meet with us on Tuesdays at 6 pm to discuss the previous episode and the land and characters of Westeros. No registration is required.

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

Adult Program

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

http://mbs.akronlibrary.org/

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

Warm Up Akron

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help the needy in the Akron area stay warm.  

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information visit thier website http://warmupakron.webs.com/ 

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

Registration requested. 

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

Beginner -& Intermediate -Friendly 

    Location: Firestone Park
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Soul?  Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
food_ice cream cone 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Ice Cream Social Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, June 10, 12:30 pm – 2 pm Calling all ages!  Start your summer right by visiting the Mogadore Branch Library and registering for Mind, Body and Sole, our summer reading program. Come socialize with friends, neighbors and library lovers while enjoying some ice cream. We will also have a special guest joining us!  

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: KT Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

0 – 12 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM Cool Off with Summertime Family Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

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

PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE
100 minutes. Rated PG

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!

Super Kickoff Day! Join us for popsicles, chalk drawing, crafts and fun!  Don’t forget to register for our Mind, Body & Sole Summer Reading program.  All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_rabbit 1:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet some exotic animals.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Food for Thought Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katie Hughes   330.836.1081   
   

Food for Thought Book Discussion
Wednesdays, 1 pm

Meet the Author:  Donald E. Smith who wrote CUBA--ONE MOJITO AT A TIME: SO NEAR, YET SO FAR.  Review led by Marvin Phillips.  Books will be available for purchase and autographs offered by our local author.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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.

Molly or Rocky our trusty Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie Matinee Wednesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

BIG HERO 6 (PG)(102 minutes)

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

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    Location: Goodyear
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food_ice cream cone 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Ice Cream Social! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Ice Cream Social!

Let's kick off summer with ice cream sundeas courtesy of the North Hill Friends of the Library.  While you are here, take a moment to sign up the whole family for our Mind, Body & Sole reading program.  Summer fun for everyone!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_rocks2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spectacular Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

We kick off Mind, Body & Sole Reading and Exercise program with a live animal show:

Realm of the Reptile - Sights, Sounds and Textures of Reptiles 

Presented by Melissa Dubina, B.A.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Career Spotlight: Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330-643-9020   
   

Laurie Norval, Director of the Akron CNC Training Center, will discuss the Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist career. In addition, representatives from various manufacturing companies will describe what they do and answer questions about what it takes to work in the CNC Machinist industry.

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 2:30 PM Teen Volunteer Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN VOLUNTEER CLASS

Students going into 5th grade or up may volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST attend one of the classes to volunteer!  Please bring your calendars to the meeting to help with scheduling available work hours.  It is recommended for parents to attend with their child.

No registration is required.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

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

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

 

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    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For all children.

Miss JoAnna will provide a variety of activities designed to invite your little ones to explore, investigate, and manipulate in order to better understand the world around them. This drop-in event may include messy elements so please dress ready to discover and play!

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

Thursdays, June 11 – August 13, 10:30 am 

(There will be no program July 16)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330 643-9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

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

Entertainment for the whole family 

The Inimitable Bubble Lady returns!

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

Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
food_ice cream cone 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Ice Cream Social Kick-Off Party
 
Join us for crafts and explore your creativity while you cool off with a sweet ice cream treat.
We’ll also have a visit from Bad Kitty! Don’t forget to bring your cameras.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested. 

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

Beginner -& Intermediate -Friendly 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

    Location: Norton
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Crayon Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring out your inner artist with this exciting creative experience.  We’ll be using crayons, canvas, and heat to design a piece of unique artwork.  Class size is limited to 20.  

Please Register In Advance. 

    Location: Odom
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM DIY Superhero T-shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY Superhero T-shirts
Ages 11-18

Let your superpowers show! Join us to design and create a superhero inspired t-shirt. You can borrow the logo of your favorite superhero or create your own. All supplies, including t-shirts, will be provided.

Please call the library at 330-643-9067 to register.

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
med_bag1 6:00 PM Vitamins and Supplements: What You Need to Know Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Lost in the vitamin world?

Come learn the basics of vitamins and supplements.

Learn what the most popular vitamins are essential for, how much you need, and where you can find them naturally.

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_frog 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Youngsters in the Yard: NatureConnect Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for songs, rhymes, dancing, and short stories.  Story time will be followed by a fun and sometimes messy outdoors activity.  Please be sure to wear older clothes in case you get dirty.  
Program will be moved indoors if it rains.  

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café.

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

No sign up necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday June 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Soul?  Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

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

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

Preschool Play Time is once a month on Fridays.

 

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    Location: Goodyear
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM North Hill Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview!

Shop early for the best selection!  You must be a member of the Friends of the Library to attend.  Friends' memberships will be available for purchase at the door.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM North Hill Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Shop early for the best selection!  Great deals on books, movies, and music for the entire family!  Dealers welcome!

 

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club: Alcohol Ink Coasters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Create a one-of-a -kind set of 4 coasters using rubbing alcohol and alcohol inks.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

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

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture &AV   330.643.9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting room 1.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
    Location: Main Library
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Soul?  Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

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

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will put them to good use.  Finished items are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the Veterans' Administration, Pregnancy Care, and the Battered Women's Shelter.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
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lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchenault@akronlibrary.org
   

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

June 15                     THE HOSSACK MURDER by Susan Glaspell

July 6                         ATTACK ON FORT DONELSON by Lew Wallace

August 3                   SLIPPERY FINGERS by Dashiell Hammett

Please Register In Advance.

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Summer Movie Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Balto

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For children going into 1st thru 4th grade. Stop that summer slide! Keep your kids practicing reading skills by bringing them to a special book club for emerging readers. We will read books together, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Kids will keep reading and have FUN! Advanced registration is requested but not required.

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

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

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    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!
 
ANNIE  (PG) (118 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_flower01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Container Gardening With Cathy Morgan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Container Gardening With Cathy Morgan!

Make a beautiful floral container garden to take home.  Please call to register for this program beginning June 8.  Program is limited to 15 participants.

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Evening Maker Spaces Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For children of all ages with an adult helper

Come together and create at the library. We will provide recycled materials and supplies. You bring the ideas and go home with a super-cool creation that you build together. Bring any special supplies you want to incorporate into your design.

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM Super Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.

20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

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

We’ll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, and play with toys as we make new friends and make something to take home.

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun!  All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Terrific Tuesdays- Dr. U R Awesome Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Dr. U. R. Awesome brings his bubble show featuring amazing feats of bubble magic. Dr U.R. Awesome is a specialist and holds his degree in bubbleology. Have you ever see a square bubble? A child completely covered in a bubble? No? Then Dr U.R. Awesome is a definite must see!

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by a simple craft. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you in our children’s area.

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: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM Super Summer Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts for the whole family.

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

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

 

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

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Stevens Puppets

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Project Runway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Sign up to be a designer or model in our second Project Runway event. Designers will have an hour and a half to design an outfit with materials provided by the library. Models will have hair and makeup done and will wear the designer's outfits for judging. All participants are invited to take part in our joint runway show with Fairlawn-Bath Branch Project Runway teens on Saturday, June 20th in the auditorium of the Main Library at 1 pm. Register starting June 1. Limit of 10 designers and 10 models.

    Location: Ellet
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misc_balloons 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

World of Difference

Join us with this theatrical storytelling company that uses the interactive performance of stories to inspire the imagination, spark creativity and promote a love for learning.

Large groups please call ahead due to limited space.

 

 

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    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Reader's Roundtable Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee. Books are available in advance at the circulation desk

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330.864.5721   
   

Play your favorite superhero games on the Xbox.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For grades 5 - 12

Alcohol Ink Art
Turn a plain tile into an impressive work of art with alcohol inks. All supplies provided.

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

Turn a plain tile coaster and a drinking glass into pieces of art with this fun technique.  Wear an old shirt or bring a cover-up.  You may get messy!  For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Stevens Puppets

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 5 on up

 

June 16 Make that with what? Given strings, crayons and surprise materials, you will unmask your creative side and create a piece of art. Registration is requested due to limited materials. Please call 330.628.9228 or visit the circulation desk to register.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Glory Days in Tribe Town with Terry Pluto Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Award winning sports columnist Terry Pluto will be speaking about his latest book, "Glory Days in Tribe Town." Relive some of your favorite memories from the 1990s Indians teams that contained baseball's most fearsome lineup and two trips to the World Series. Please register beginning May 25.

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TV Talk: Game of Thrones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 14-June 23, 6 pm
Love watching, reading, and immersing yourself in the world of GAME OF THRONES? Then this is the groupfor you! Meet with us on Tuesdays at 6 pm to discuss the previous episode and the land and characters of Westeros. No registration is required.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Self Watering Containers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Tired of watering your plants every day?  Well now you can learn how to create a self-watering container as we plant our first seeds of the season.

Please register for this program.

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

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

Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228 to register.

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

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

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

Please contact the Science and Technology Division to register.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
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misc_smiley 12:30 AM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! 

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

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

Performances are at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm unless specified.

 

June 17 Party Couture, Disco Dance Party

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Soul?  Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: KT Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

0 – 12 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!

Super Music Day! West African drummer Sogbety Diamonte will entertain us!  All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book3 1:00 PM World of Difference Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Tiny Tails: Stories of Small-Sized Superheroes presented by storyteller Lindsay Bonilla.

    Location: Odom
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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.

Molly or Rocky our trusty Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_new_red 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spectacular Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Do you like bubbles?  Big bubbles? Colorful bubbles? 

Check out Dr. UR Awesome's amazing feats of bubble magic! 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_smiley 2:30 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! 

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment. 

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

Performances are at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm unless specified

 

June 17 Party Couture, Disco Dance Party

 

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

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

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

 

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    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For all children.

Miss JoAnna will provide a variety of activities designed to invite your little ones to explore, investigate, and manipulate in order to better understand the world around them. This drop-in event may include messy elements so please dress ready to discover and play!

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

Thursdays, June 11 – August 13, 10:30 am 

(There will be no program July 16)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

Cape Crusaders Story Time

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Ages 2-5

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

Brave Tales. Brave Kids. Unleash the fun!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_guitar01 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Entertainment for the whole family

Rockin' Robots will rock the Tallmadge Library stage

    Location: Tallmadge
 
anim_owl 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Nail Art

For Ages 11-18

Here's your chance to try several different techniques to make your nails extra fashionable.  All supplies will be provided. Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Superhero Terrariums Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Try your hand at gardening, superhero style!  Join us as we get our hands dirty using plants, rocks, dirt, and superhero figurines to make unique indoor garden creations.  All supplies are included and you get to take your terrarium home when you're done.

(ages 11-18)

Please register for this program.

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    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM Decorative Gourds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Gourd artist Kathy Meekins will be returning to teach another class in miniature gourd painting.

Tucked into flower beds or planters, these adorable little bugs will surely make you smile!

No painting expertise is needed. Class size is limited, so please register at 330-628-9228.

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_frog 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Youngsters in the Yard: NatureConnect Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for songs, rhymes, dancing, and short stories.  Story time will be followed by a fun and sometimes messy outdoors activity.  Please be sure to wear older clothes in case you get dirty.  
Program will be moved indoors if it rains.  

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
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Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM Fitness Clinic-As Seen On T.V. @Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Getting ready for bathing suit season?  Gearing up for Mind, Body & Sole?  Try out a set of workouts to get you back on track.  This three-week program could be what you need to take that first step.  Call to register at 330-724-2126.

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale.

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

Bring your own games, or try a game from our collection already on hand. No sign up 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 and Technology Division   330 643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Read and Play Clinic: Curious George Style Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

All Ages

Beat the heat with a fun-filled morning of stories, rhymes, songs, and learning stations designed to attract children of all ages! Each event will culminate in a take home souvenir!

June 20 – Go Bananas Curious George Style!

July 18 – Celebrate the 40th Birthday of Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter

August 22 – Music and Instrument Making 

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Saturday Stories with Miss Erica Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Join us for stories, crafts, music, and more!
Geared for ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Younger children are welcome
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in African American Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in African American Genealogy

Do you want to trace your African American family tree? Not sure how or where to begin? The Special Collections Division presents a two-hour class for genealogy beginners who have a specific interest in African American ancestral research. You’ll learn genealogy research methods, tips and tools for getting organized, common sources used by genealogists, resources specific to African Americans, challenges in researching African American ancestors.

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
 
anim_dog_scottie 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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.

Molly or Rocky our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:00 AM Superhero Finger Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

On Your Own

This week cut out a cape and glasses - stick them on your finger to make a cool super hero puppet!

 

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

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will put them to good use.  Finished items are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the Veterans' Administration, Pregnancy Care, and the Battered Women's Shelter.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
trans_firetruck 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Special Program: Touch-a-Truck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday, June 22, 12:30 pm–2 pm

Bring the entire family to the Library anytime between 12:30 pm–2 pm. Special guests from our community will display their trucks in the Mogadore High School parking lot.  Come explore a bookmobile, fire truck, school bus and other vehicles while learning how they are used in our community.  Rain or shine, come to the library, check out some books, and touch-a-truck!

There will be NO Fun Club program, Wednesday, June 24 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For children going into 1st thru 4th grade. Stop that summer slide! Keep your kids practicing reading skills by bringing them to a special book club for emerging readers. We will read books together, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Kids will keep reading and have FUN! Advanced registration is requested but not required.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_chefshat 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Garden to Table With Chef Sarah Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Garden To Table With Chef Sarah!

Join Chef Sarah as she shares recipes and tips for using the produce from your garden or the farmers' market.  As always, there will be recipes and tastings to share.  Please call to register for this program beginning June 8.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday June 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM Super Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.

20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

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

We’ll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, and play with toys as we make new friends and make something to take home.

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

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

Ages 3 and up

Tuesdays, June 9 – August 11, 10:30 am

(There will be no program on June 16 and July 14

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun!  All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_none 11:00 AM Terrific Tuesdays - Sogbety Diomande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by a simple craft. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you in our children’s area.

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: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM Super Summer Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts for the whole family.

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

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

 

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

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Outback Ray

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

Grades 6-12. This two part program brings teen favorite Leona back for her sixth summer to share another mosaic art project. Participants must attend both classes. Register starting June 8. Limit of 20.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Stevens Puppets

This is your chance to be swept away and see professional marionette puppets performing a classic fairy tale.

Large groups please call ahead due to limited space.

 

 

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    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Cartooning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330.864.5721   
   

Cartoonist Donald Peoples will show you how to draw your own cartoons!

    Location: Maple Valley
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For grades 5 - 12

Teen Writers Club
Like to write? Want to share with other teens? Join us for this informal writing club with snacks and fun writing prompts.

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

Move from station-to-station creating “superhero” themed crafts at each stop.  Wear your favorite superhero shirt for an additional raffle ticket!  For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

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

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Switch off your T.V. and switch on your imagination! Have you ever dreamed of being a mighty warrior, or a powerful wizard? Now you can! Come and learn to play the greatest adventure game of all time!

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

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Outback Ray

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

Warm Up Akron

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help the needy in the Akron area stay warm. 

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information visit thier website http://warmupakron.webs.com/ 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TV Talk: Game of Thrones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 14-June 23, 6 pm
Love watching, reading, and immersing yourself in the world of GAME OF THRONES? Then this is the groupfor you! Meet with us on Tuesdays at 6 pm to discuss the previous episode and the land and characters of Westeros. No registration is required.

    Location: Kenmore
 
food_salad 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Eating Healthy on a Budget Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for an informative and engaging evening with the Mustard Seed Market & Café as they extend their 33 years’ experience in the all-natural health food industry in this presentation and sampling.  Community Wellness Coordinator, Gabriel Riazi, will teach how to take control of our kitchen while following a budget.  Produce delicious food the entire family will enjoy.  You will surely depart with satisfied taste buds and the knowledge to help take control of your personal food choices.  Fun! Food! Facts!  Could it get any better?

Please Register In Advance.

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

Warm Up Akron

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help the needy in the Akron area stay warm.  

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information visit thier website http://warmupakron.webs.com/ 

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: KT Mockensturm   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

0 – 12 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM Cool Off with Summertime Family Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

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

BIG HERO 6
102 minutes. Rated PG

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Memory Cafe: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!

Super Fun with Weathervane Playhouse! Have some interactive Super Hero fun!  All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_turtle 1:00 PM Realm of the Reptile Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Hands on with some reptiles (space is limited, please register in advance).

    Location: Odom
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anim_dog_scottie 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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.

Molly or Rocky our trusty Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie Matinee Wednesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO MOVIE (PG)(101 minutes)

Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world.  He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant.

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    Location: Goodyear
 
school_chemistry1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spectacular Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

MAD SCIENCE - Get informed. Get involved. Get delighted. 

The professional instructors of Mad Science and their awe-inspiring science gear are guaranteed to amaze and entertain.

    Location: Norton
Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

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

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

 

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    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For all children.

Miss JoAnna will provide a variety of activities designed to invite your little ones to explore, investigate, and manipulate in order to better understand the world around them. This drop-in event may include messy elements so please dress ready to discover and play!

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

Thursdays, June 11 – August 13, 10:30 am 

(There will be no program July 16)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

Cape Crusaders Story Time

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Ages 2-5

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

Brave Tales. Brave Kids. Unleash the fun!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

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

Entertainment for the whole family

Rick Smith, Jr. performs magic for the whole family

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_balloons 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Bubble Lady and the Magical World of Bubbles

    Location: Maple Valley
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lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Trivia Challenge

For Ages 11-18

Team up and take the Ultimate Trivia Challenge, with topics selected just for teens.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.  Bring your "A" game! Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_games 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sport Cup Stacking Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn the fun, fast, and competitive sport of cup stacking also known as speed stacking.  This first meeting will be focused on learning the techniques and practicing.  Competition will take place the following week.

Please Register In Advance. 

    Location: Odom
 
rec_games 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sport Cup Stacking Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Join in the fast and furious fun of competitive sport stacking.  We’ll compete in individual sequences, doubles, and the individual against the clock.  If we have enough participants we can try a relay event.  Attendance at sport cup stacking, part 1 recommended.  

Please Register In Advance. 

    Location: Odom
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM Superhero Terrariums Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Superhero Terrariums
Ages 11-18

Try your hand at gardening, superhero style! Join us as we get our hands dirty using plants, rocks, dirt, and superhero figurines to make unique indoor garden creations. All supplies are included and you get to take your terrarium home when you’re done.

Please call the library at 330-643-9067 to register.

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

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

June 25: THE MUFFIN TIN COOKBOOK by Brette McWhorter Sember

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm

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

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

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by Susan Lewis

DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN by Tessa Allen

UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes

Read one, read all, your choice!  Travel “across the pond” to enjoy three British based mysteries.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_frog 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Youngsters in the Yard: NatureConnect Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for songs, rhymes, dancing, and short stories.  Story time will be followed by a fun and sometimes messy outdoors activity.  Please be sure to wear older clothes in case you get dirty.  
Program will be moved indoors if it rains.  

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

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

Book Discussion Group

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

    Location: Highland Square
Saturday June 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_sound 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
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anim_dog_scottie 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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.

Molly or Rocky our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
anim_flyingbird 2:00 PM BUCKEYE MARTINFEST Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Visit us out in the Community!

North Reservoir Boat Launch, State Mill Road

Stop by our table for fun crafts!

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_party1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Firestone Park Summer Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Be sure to look for the library in the parade!  Staff will be passing out candy. 

    Location: Firestone Park
Sunday June 28, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_sun 10:00 AM Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

All week at the front desk we will have supplies for you to make your own Comic book magnet.  Stop by and make one!

(ages 11-18)

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will put them to good use.  Finished items are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the Veterans' Administration, Pregnancy Care, and the Battered Women's Shelter.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For children going into 1st thru 4th grade. Stop that summer slide! Keep your kids practicing reading skills by bringing them to a special book club for emerging readers. We will read books together, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Kids will keep reading and have FUN! Advanced registration is requested but not required.

    Location: Ellet
 
food_apple 6:00 PM Gluten-free Cooking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Join Gerry Kaprowski from Two Flowers Food Company as she discusses how to eat gluten-free and shares healthy recipes for everyone.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:00 PM Happy Birthday Nancy Drew! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us for a birthday celebration for the mystery book character Nancy Drew who is turning 85 years old this year!  You can get your photograph taken with our standup cardboard Nancy Drew.  Join us for games, stories, enjoy a birthday cupcake and more.   All ages welcome!   Presented by Cheryl Chlysta, Manager of Odom Branch Library.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME!

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.  Please call to register for the program beginning June 8.  Program is limited to 15 participants.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM Super Baby Rhyme Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.

20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

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

Hot Wheels Derby! Bring your fastest car!

 

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

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

Ages 3 and up

Tuesdays, June 9 – August 11, 10:30 am

(There will be no program on June 16 and July 14

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger plays, art and lots of fun!  All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Terrific Tuesdays - Sci Mobile Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Sci Mobile will bring their amazing hands-on discovery stations that will make everyone love science.

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by a simple craft. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you in our children’s area.

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: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM Super Summer Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts for the whole family.

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

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

 

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

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Bubble Lady

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

Grades 6-12. This two part program brings teen favorite Leona back for her sixth summer to share another mosaic art project. Participants must attend both classes. Register starting June 8. Limit of 20.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Robin Echols Cooper

Listen to captivating stories that soar with imagination.  Characters come to life with voices, gestures, movement and facial expressions.

Large groups please call ahead due to limited space.

 

 

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

For grades 5 - 12

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1
123 minutes. Rated PG-13

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

You want me to eat what?  Come taste test some unique fruits (ex: Star Fruits, Kumqauats)  and vegetables (ex: Kohlrabi, Celery Root) and participate in our dried fruit challenge for a chance to win a prize!  Learn how to make mock sushi rolls to enjoy as well.  For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_stage1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Bubble Lady

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 5 on up

 

June 30 Cartooning with Donald Peoples, Graphic Artist

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
anim_butterfly_02 6:00 PM Butterflies, Bees and Birds in our Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Learn how to attract the 3 B’s as well as the benefits each offer for your garden.  Presented by Master Gardener, Mary Simonelli.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_ribbon 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Make a Summer Lavender Wand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Braid ribbon through strands of fresh lavender from Miss Bobbie’s garden to make a Victorian era “wand” for your bedside or linen drawer.  Lavender repels moths and is also used for relaxation in aromatherapy. 

Please Register In Advance.

    Location: Odom
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Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams

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.

 

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_smiley 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days!

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment. 

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

 

July 1 Summer Bingo- Special time 12:30 pm-2 pm

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!

Super Movie Day! Enjoy a family-friendly movie and popcorn!  All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Summer Movie Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Epic

    Location: Odom
 
ent_circ_tentsm 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spectacular Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Super Hero Carnival - Super hero games and entertainment by Sneakers the Clown

Event to be held in the Norton Branch Library’s NatureConnect Garden

 

    Location: Norton
Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

Thursdays, June 11 – August 13, 10:30 am 

(There will be no program July 16)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

Cape Crusaders Story Time

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Ages 2-5

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

Brave Tales. Brave Kids. Unleash the fun!

    Location: Norton
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misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

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

Entertainment for the whole family

Patriotic take home craft, stop by anytime today and pick one up

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_twodancers 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Rockin’ Robots 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Craft Free-For-All

For Ages 11-18

Spend an afternoon making a variety of fun and easy crafts.  All supplies will be provided. Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Silent Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Watch people do some really wacky and hilarious activities, oh, and no laughing.  Books on wacky tricks will be available for checkout.   

Please Register In Advance. 

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

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

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Guitar Pick Accessory Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
June 28-July 3

Stop by the Teen Department anytime this week to make your own rockin’ guitar pick keychain or necklace.

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Stories, songs, and activities with a different librarian each week, for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver..

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:00 AM Super Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

On Your Own

This week find the superhero and supervillain pictures around the library.  Check them off and bring your paper to the desk for a small prize.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will put them to good use.  Finished items are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the Veterans' Administration, Pregnancy Care, and the Battered Women's Shelter.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchenault@akronlibrary.org
   

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

June 15                     THE HOSSACK MURDER by Susan Glaspell

July 6                         ATTACK ON FORT DONELSON by Lew Wallace

August 3                   SLIPPERY FINGERS by Dashiell Hammett

Please Register In Advance.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Preschool Superhero Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

This program is for preschooler and caregiver.  Attend one or both programs. Craft plus movement as we handle some Super Hero challenges. 

Please Register In Advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For children going into 1st thru 4th grade. Stop that summer slide! Keep your kids practicing reading skills by bringing them to a special book club for emerging readers. We will read books together, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Kids will keep reading and have FUN! Advanced registration is requested but not required.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion Movie Night!

Join us for pizza and a movie.  Please call to register beginning June 8.

 

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Bedtime Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For all families.

Miss JoAnna will share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and more to engage children and their families. We will work together to create a delicious snack! Please feel free to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal, blanket, or other comfort object. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_note 6:30 PM Drop In Dance Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Miss Kim for some silly song fun!

Ages 3 and up.

Mondays, July 6 and July 27, 6:30 pm 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Evening Maker Spaces Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For children of all ages with an adult helper

Come together and create at the library. We will provide recycled materials and supplies. You bring the ideas and go home with a super-cool creation that you build together. Bring any special supplies you want to incorporate into your design.

    Location: Tallmadge
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

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

We’ll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, and play with toys as we make new friends and make something to take home.

 

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

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

Ages 3 and up

Tuesdays, June 9 – August 11, 10:30 am

(There will be no program on June 16 and July 14

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Terrific Tuesdays - Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting and very educational. This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for kids of all ages. Outback Ray will bring 10-15 captive-born, exotic animals. The animals are trained and handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience as well of the animals. Provided by the Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library.

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by a simple craft. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

    Location: Norton
 
anim_lion1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Story Safari Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Stop in for a ROAR-ing good time and join Miss Erica on a Jungle Safari Adventure!
Each week we will be singing, dancing, and sharing stories about all of our favorite jungle animals.
Geared for ages 1-5 with a caregiver. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you in our children’s area.

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

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_bingo 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   3307242126   
   

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

B.I.N.G.O.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Life Size Monopoly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. The traditional game, giant-sized! Play in teams to purchase property, manage money, and of course, spend time in jail. Outside if weather permits.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Rick Smith Jr

Magician and Guinness world record holder for card throwing wows us with his comedy-filled magic show.

Large groups please call ahead due to limited space.

 

 

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    Location: Goodyear
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nat_sun 2:00 PM A Quick Look at Comics and Graphic Novels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330.864.5721   
   

Enjoy superhero snacks and beverages and check out our collection of graphic novels and comics. 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_cupcake.GIF 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For grades 5 - 12

Cupcake Wars
Who can make the most outrageous and creative cupcake? Cupcakes and plenty of delicious toppings provided.

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

SUPER HERO CRAFTS

Show off your own totally awesome powers with these super cool wearable crafts.
    Location: Norton
 
misc_bingo 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   3307242126   
   

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

B.I.N.G.O.

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

Grades 5 on up

 

July 7 Citizens Journalism–Unmasked! Citizens Journalists can become neighborhood heroes–and the power is in the palm of our hands! Teens from the Akron Digital Media Center will lead a workshop on using mobile devices to shoot, edit and upload 60-second videos to solve community problems. Empower your creative journalist! You may bring your own mobile devices too.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_house.GIF 6:00 PM First-Time Homebuyers Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Please call 330.628.9228 to register.

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Peace of Mind Legal Series:Probate Estate Admistration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Citronella Candle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Love the smells of summer?  Join us and make your very own eye-catching Citronella Candle with lemons, limes and rosemary.

Please register for this program.

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

Mysterious Tuesdays

July 7
: DEADHOUSE by Linda Fairstein

 

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 12:30 AM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! 

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

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

Performances are at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm unless specified.

 

July 8 Outback Ray, Animal Guy

 

 

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM Cool Off with Summertime Family Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

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

THE INCREDIBLES
115 minutes. Rated PG

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 1:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Interactive Science Show.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!

Super Hero Academy Day! Learn all about being a super hero with challenges and activities!  All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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.

Molly or Rocky our trusty Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie Matinee Wednesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

FROZEN (PG)(108 minutes)

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sign Language for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

PJ Walker will give an introduction to sign language, teaching basic signs for everyday use. Please register beginning June 17.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spectacular Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Super Hero Drawing Class with Cartoonist Donald Peoples

Take your fascination with super heroes a step further and learn how to draw one.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_smiley 2:30 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! 

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment. 

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

Performances are at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm unless specified

 

July 8 Outback Ray, Animal Guy

 

    Location: Mogadore
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

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

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

 

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

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

Thursdays, June 11 – August 13, 10:30 am 

(There will be no program July 16)

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

Cape Crusaders Story Time

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Ages 2-5

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

Brave Tales. Brave Kids. Unleash the fun!

    Location: Norton
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misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

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

Entertainment for the whole family

ZAP entertainment presents "Be a Reading Hero"

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

Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Jungle Bob’s Animal Show

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Wii Video Games

For Ages 11-18

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM Marshmallow Madness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Marshmallow Madness
Ages 11-18

Are you ready for the marshmallow apocalypse?  Do giant Stay Puft marshmallow men haunt your dreams?  Fear not!  Come to the library and arm yourself with knowledge and make a custom marshmallow shooter.  Have fun decorating your shooter, practicing your technique, and munching on marshmallow snacks.  Please call the library at 330-643-9067 to register.

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

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

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

Reader’s Choice Book Discussion

July 9: ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline
 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Concert in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Concert in the Garden presented by Wandering Aesthetics Theatre featuring Kyle Josza!

Join us for Scared Silly: An Interactive Spooky Stories Performance! 

Bring your family, friends, a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy some great entertainment.  Concerts will take place in our Community Room in case of rainy weather.

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café.

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

No sign up necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Preschool Play Time is once a month on Fridays.

 

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    Location: Goodyear
Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Graphic Novel Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Join local author Dan Cuthbert and local artist Matt Miller for a two-part workshop on writing and illustrating, where you will work in pairs to create your own graphic novel. All ages welcome. Please register beginning June 27.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Like to create fun projects?  Join us the first Saturday of each month for crafting fun.  Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with crafts?  Stay for a visit with the dogs of Tails-N-Tales at 2 pm

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Minion Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Come celebrate the release of the new MINIONS movie by creating your own edible minion!  
We will also be viewing DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG, 98 min) and creating some minion madness!
Please feel free to dress up like your favorite minion.  
    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday July 12, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood. 

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will put them to good use.  Finished items are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the Veterans' Administration, Pregnancy Care, and the Battered Women's Shelter.

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

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

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

Join us in our NatureConnect space to help tend our garden and to prepare for our end of season Pizza Party to be held in September.  Each week, we will read stories and engage in a fun activity, including a nature scavenger hunt, science, math, and art activities!  Activity will be moved indoors in case of rain. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Play with your child and help you little one discover a whole new world through play!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends.  Ages 1-4 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

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

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

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    Location: Goodyear
 
z_cust_mckids 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Preschool Superhero Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

This program is for preschooler and caregiver.  Attend one or both programs. Craft plus movement as we handle some Super Hero challenges. 

Please Register In Advance.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Bedtime Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For all families.

Miss JoAnna will share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and more to engage children and their families. We will work together to create a delicious snack! Please feel free to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal, blanket, or other comfort object. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Book Discussions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

ONE LAST DANCE by Mardo Williams

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME!

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.  Please call to register for the program beginning June 8.  Program is limited to 15 participants.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by group playtime. No advance registration is required.

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

We’ll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, and play with toys as we make new friends and make something to take home.

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Terrific Tuesdays - Rick Smith, Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

July 14. Magician Rick Smith, Jr. will thrill the audience with his illusion and humor.

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities followed by a simple craft. No advance registration is required.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

    Location: Norton
 
anim_lion1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Story Safari Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Stop in for a ROAR-ing good time and join Miss Erica on a Jungle Safari Adventure!
Each week we will be singing, dancing, and sharing stories about all of our favorite jungle animals.
Geared for ages 1-5 with a caregiver. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you in our children’s area.

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

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
anim_lion1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Akron Zoo

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Citizens Journalism-Unmasked! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Citizens Journalists can become neighborhood heroes-and the power is in the palm of our hands! Teens from the Akron Digital Media Center will lead a workshop on using mobile devices to shoot, edit and upload 60-second videos to solve community problems. Empower your creative journalist!

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Sci Mobile

Uncover the mysteries of science with hands on activities.

Large groups please call ahead due to limited space.

 

 

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    Location: Goodyear
 
office_pencil 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For grades 5 - 12

Teen Writers Club
Like to write? Want to share with other teens? Join us for this informal writing club with snacks and fun writing prompts.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_wizard_hat 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two! Drawing Mythical Creatures 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join U of Akron Art Major Caitlin Wells as she teaches you step-by-step how to draw Dragons, Phoenixes, Unicorns & Fairies.  Keep it simple or embellish as much as you want!  For Grades 5 and up, please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_lion1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm.  For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Akron Zoo

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Tuesdays @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

TEEN MOVIE MATINEE

INSURGENT

Bring your friends and hang out for the afternoon. 

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

Warm Up Akron

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help the needy in the Akron area stay warm. 

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information visit thier website http://warmupakron.webs.com/ 

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

Warm Up Akron

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help the needy in the Akron area stay warm.  

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. For more information visit thier website http://warmupakron.webs.com/ 

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

Registration requested. 

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

Beginner -& Intermediate -Friendly 

    Location: Firestone Park
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_smiley 12:30 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! 

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment.

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

Performances are at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm unless specified.

 

July 15 Sogbety Diamonde, Drummer

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM Donald Peoples Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn to draw a superhero.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mckids 1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Wild on Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring the whole family to enjoy our WOW! Wednesday fun!

Super Animals Day! Outback Ray will be here with some of his super fun animals!  All  ages welcome.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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.

Molly or Rocky our trusty Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Past Times Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330.628.9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 pm

The Devil in Montmartre by Gary Inbinder

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

Past Times Book Club

July 15:
THE DEVIL IN MONTMARTRE by Gary Inbinder

    Location: Mogadore
 
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   
   

THE AMERICAN by Philipp Meyer

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

    Location: Firestone Park
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ent_sock_puppet.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spectacular Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Mr. Puppet

Practice your super hero laugh at this wonderful comedic and ventriloquism show

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_smiley 2:30 PM Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! 

Join the Mogadore Library for some summer fun and entertainment. 

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

Performances are at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm unless specified

 

July 15 Sogbety Diamonde, Drummer

 

    Location: Mogadore
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

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

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

 

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

Cape Crusaders Story Time

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Ages 2-5

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

Brave Tales. Brave Kids. Unleash the fun!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet us in the Library Park at Main and Mill Streets for a ten minute survey of our bird population.  In conjunction with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Rain or shine.  No experience necessary.

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

Entertainment for the whole family

Outback Ray shares his animal friends up close

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_bingo 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Library B-I-N-G-O

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

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

Water Sports

For Ages 11-18

Make a splash at our 6th annual water sports event. From a water balloon toss to a sponge relay, we'll have it all.  Wear a bathing suit or old clothes and be prepared to get wet! Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
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nat_sun 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chocolate Olympics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Just not down for a dog-eat-dog ping pong match?  Synchronized swimming not your gig?  Maybe the subtle sophistication of chocolate is more your style.  Come show off your mad skills at competitive chocolate gaming.  Do it for the sake of chocolate fans everywhere.

(ages 11-18)

Please register for this program.

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    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM Justin Glennon, Author Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Author Visit

Join fantasy author Justin Glennon for a book signing and to discuss his latest novel.

    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Concert in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Concert in the Garden - An evening with Weeping Barista!

Weeping Barista, otherwise known as musicians Ray Carmen and Jim Weiser, are back for another great performance in our garden.  You will be treated to original music as well as cover of some great standards. Bring your family, friends, a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy some great entertainment.  Concerts will take place in our Community Room in case of rainy weather.

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Comic Magnet Make-and-Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Comic Magnet Make-and-Take
Ages 11-18
July 12-18

All week in the Teen Department, we will have supplies set out for you to make your own comic book magnet. Stop by and make one!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF Pirate Days – Portage Lakes State Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Stop by our table at this fun Portage Lakes Kiwanis event for crafts and bookmarks.   Be sure to enjoy a new Pirate StoryWalk on your way to the treasure hunt! 

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Read and Play Clinic: Little Critter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

All Ages

Beat the heat with a fun-filled morning of stories, rhymes, songs, and learning stations designed to attract children of all ages! Each event will culminate in a take home souvenir!

June 20 – Go Bananas Curious George Style!

July 18 – Celebrate the 40th Birthday of Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter

August 22 – Music and Instrument Making 

    Location: Highland Square
 
anim_dog1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mogadore’s Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
anim_dog_scottie 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

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.

Molly or Rocky our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build-A-Bed Decorating Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about building and dressing your ultimate sanctuary, your bed.  A representative from Bed, Bath & Beyond will conduct a Build-A-Bed decorating clinic.

Part 1, 12-1:30 pm

 Enjoy a visual demonstration of basic- to- elegant bed making with hands-on practice.  How to select the correct pillow and decorating on a budget

Part 2, 1:30-3 pm

This second half of the clinic will focus on setting up a college dorm room and maximizing space.  Learn how to select bedding, storage and organization, small space solutions, and how to achieve that special dorm décor.  

    Location: Odom
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misc_none 1:00 PM Graphic Novel Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Join local author Dan Cuthbert and local artist Matt Miller for a two-part workshop on writing and illustrating, where you will work in pairs to create your own graphic novel. All ages welcome. Please register beginning June 27.

    Location: Ellet
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:00 AM Superhero Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

On Your Own

This week create your own superhero by choosing a name, catch prase, superpower, super colors, and nemesis.  Turn it in and you have a chance to win a prize.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will put them to good use.  Finished items are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the Veterans' Administration, Pregnancy Care, and the Battered Women's Shelter.

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

Join us in our NatureConnect space to help tend our garden and to prepare for our end of season Pizza Party to be held in September.  Each week, we will read stories and engage in a fun activity, including a nature scavenger hunt, science, math, and art activities!  Activity will be moved indoors in case of rain. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Summer Movie Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Brave

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM Computer Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Class size is limited to 15 and tickets will be handed out on a first come basis beginning ½ hour prior to class.

Monday, July 20, 6 pm

Publisher, Part 1

    Location: Odom
 
rec_games 6:00 PM Toy Mania! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us for a fun-filled look at toys of the past.  Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun Toy Stores in Cleveland and Columbus, will discuss the history of toys through the ages and the different fads, styles, and changes in toys through the 21st century.  He will bring some toys from the past for a fun evening of reminiscing.  There will be a question and answer period after the program.  Big Fun was voted 1 of the 20 coolest stores in America.  Steve is a frequent speaker on NPR’s Marketplace segment with Kai Ryssdal.  All ages welcome.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!
 
PADDINGTON (PG) (95 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Bedtime Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For all families.

Miss JoAnna will share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and more to engage children and their families. We will work together to create a delicious snack! Please feel free to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal, blanket, or other comfort object. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_note 6:30 PM Tibetan Singing Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Playing gem crystal singing bowls as well as 200-400 year old Himalayan bowls, Kathleen Calby introduces you to new discoveries about sound and offers a relaxing concert.

    Location: Tallmadge
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Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Project Learn offers Reading, Writing, Math, GED and ESOL classes.

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

• Official GED Test • Transitions (Career/College Readiness Workshop)

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330.434.9461

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

See live animals with the Realm of the Reptile.

 

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

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

Ages 3 and up

Tuesdays, June 9 – August 11, 10:30 am

(There will be no program on June 16 and July 14

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Terrific Tuesdays - Comedian Dave Kaplan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Comedian Dave Kaplan will present a laugh-out-loud comedy show full of juggling, illusion, magic, music, and deadpan comedy. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

Help your student become a better reader this summer!

Who: Kindergarten – 4th Grade.

What: One on one reading practice with library volunteers.

Why: To help students with reading skills for success in school.

When: Tuesdays June 9 – July 28, 11 am -12 pm and Thursdays June 11- July 30, 2-3 pm

Where: Norton Branch Library Reading Garden

    Location: Norton
 
anim_lion1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Story Safari Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Stop in for a ROAR-ing good time and join Miss Erica on a Jungle Safari Adventure!
Each week we will be singing, dancing, and sharing stories about all of our favorite jungle animals.
Geared for ages 1-5 with a caregiver. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you in our children’s area.

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: North Hill <