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Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none NatureConnect: Pumpkin Disintegration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Passive Program:  NatureConnect: Pumpkin Disintegration

October-November

Stop into the alcove in the Children’s Area to observe and comment upon the process of how a pumpkin changes over time when subjected to the elements of nature.  What do you predict will happen?

    Location: Northwest Akron
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

November 18 - December 9

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading 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
   

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

Click here for a link to other programs at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3–6 year olds with a caregiver.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together.  

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

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

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

Taijiquan Symbol.png

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

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

 

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

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

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

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (PG-13)(126 min)

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

A hodgepodge of fun!

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

Grades 6 on up

November 25 Poster Party: Create cool posters of your favorite books and music groups to be displayed in the teen area.

 

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

Tuesday,  November 25 at 3:30 pm

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, October 20.

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

Registration Requested. 

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

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 25 at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM File Management Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Sevices   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

File Management

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Registration begins Monday, October 20.

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

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

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

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

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

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
anim_horse 4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PONY BEAD INDIAN CORN CRAFT

Use pony beads and pipe cleaners to make a pony bead Indian corn.  Perfect for a Thanksgiving decoration.

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

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wii Just Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wii Just Dance

Show off your dance moves on our Wii gaming system.

For grades 1-6.  No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Christmas Along the Corridors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

All ages welcome!

Events during the day include Hot Wheels Derby, Storytime, make and take crafts, as well as making cards to send to local Nursing Homes, as well as people in the Military.

    Location: Green
 
rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM Cleaning Out the Closet Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Saturdays, 11 am

November 29- It’s a surprise!

December 20- Christmas Ornaments

Enjoy a make-n-take craft while visiting the library. There will be a different theme each month.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Puppet Show
Saturday, November 29, 1 pm

Master puppeteer, Nancy Sander, will entertain us with her humor-and-mayhem puppetry with the show:  Pied Piper of Hamlin.  This promises to be too good to miss!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM It’s Beginning to Feel Like the Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

It’s Beginning to Feel Like the Holidays

Create some fun tree decorating ornaments.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_cornucopia 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stop in Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Make a door decoration for your room!

Here is a link to other programs at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday December 1, 2014 -  Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 Email Account Mini-Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Call the branch to register for an appointment. 

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

    Location: Odom
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM Make and Take Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Winter Snowflake

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

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
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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

Mondays, 10:15-Noon

This wonderful group of crafters knits and crochets beautiful and useful items and then donates them to helping agencies in our community such as Akron Children's Hospital, Pregnanacy Care, and the Veterans' Administration.  If you are new to crafting, we would love to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them!

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

Taijiquan Symbol.png

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

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

 

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

Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Please register in advance.

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

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

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

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

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

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Microsoft Windows for Beginners

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_bookflipping 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Book Discussion Holiday Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion Holiday Party!

This month we will be celebrating the holidays with dinner and a movie.  We will be watching PHILOMENA. Copies of the book PHILOMENA: A MOTHER, HER SON, AND A FIFTY YEAR SEARCH by Martin Sixsmith will be available for checkout at the service desk one month prior to the program.  New members are always welcome!  Please register for this program by November 20.

    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   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Microsoft Access, Level 1  

 In this class, you will explore the MS Office Access 2007 environment:  examine database concepts, use an existing Access database, determine required fields to set up tables and design a database.  Experience with basic computer using skills and some concepts with word processing and spreadsheets is required.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_twodancers 6:30 PM Movers and Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Mondays, 6:30 pm

Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years

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

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

    Location: Richfield
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Baby Time

(6-24 months, with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23, 10:30 am

Bring your little one to enjoy our storytime that includes books, puppets and other toys.

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

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

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

Click here for a link to other programs at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3–6 year olds with a caregiver.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft and time to play together.  

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Very Messy Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a favorite adult
A Very Messy Story Time
Tuesday, December 2 at 10:30 am

  Enjoy messy stories and create messy art.
 

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

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

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING BETTER FOR BALANCE

Taijiquan Symbol.png

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

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

 

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

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

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

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
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nat_sun 3:30 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

A hodgepodge of fun!

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

Grades 6 on up

December 2 Deck the Halls: Munch on holiday snacks while decorating the teen area for the holidays.  

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Commedia Christmas Carol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

~~Miller South drama students perform COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL. Fun for all ages.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Holiday DIY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Looking for a way to make your holiday gifts extra special?  Spruce up your gifts DIY style! Teens will have the opportunity to design their own wrapping paper and learn how to make unique bows and ribbons. For ages 11 to 18. Please call the Teen Department to register. 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Pajama Story Time and Stuffed Animal Sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Enjoy bedtime stories at our pajama story time. When story time is over, your stuffed animal can spend the night at the library for a stuffed animal sleepover. All stuffed animals can be picked up on Wednesday, December 3 after 12 pm.  Limited to 15 participants. Grade Pre-K-2

Registration begins Monday, November 17.

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

Love all things ribbon?  Now is your chance to make stunning one-of-a-kind ribbon ornaments.

Please register for this program for adults.

 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Zentangle® Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration Requested.

Take your Zentangle skills ® to the next level.  In Zentangle ® II, participants build on pattern-making skills learned through the process of pattern deconstruction, the first step to creating one's own tangles.  Deborah Phelps Miller, a certified Zentangle ® teacher, will teach this easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

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

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen

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

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

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

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

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, except December 24 for Christmas Eve and December 31 for New Year's Eve.

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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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 2007.

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: C. Clements   330-825-7800   
   

~~Book Discussion for Adults
First Wednesday of the month at 1 pm.  No registration is necessary.  Join us for books, conversation and refreshments.  Stop at the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the current title.
December 3rd we will discuss MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

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

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

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

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

Extra copies are available at the Front Desk.

This month's selected book is:  LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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

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

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Setting Up Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Movie and Popcorn

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Molly.  

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

Children of all ages welcome.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   3308257800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

 

The Norton Branch Library needs you!  Join the Teen Advisory Board.  Express your ideas, help organize upcoming teen activities, and suggest new teen programs for the branch. Also help choose library materials, and decorate the teen area of the library. TAB members can earn community service hours and meet new friends.

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

Microsoft Access, Level 2  t

You will learn how to find, replace, filter and sort records in an existing database.   You will also learn defining primary and foreign keys and creating relationships among tables.   Attendance at Microsoft Access Level 1 is required.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:10 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
   

Ages 19 months -6 years.

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

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

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday, except for December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year's.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.  For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330-633-4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2–3 year olds with a caregiver.

Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.  Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and more.  Story time is followed by a group playtime.  

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

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

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

 

    Location: Richfield
 
nat_snowman 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Winter Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Winter Story Time for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver

Stories, music and festive craft making

Advance registration is appreciated

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

Introduction to Computers: The Basics

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Word Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Word Games

1st Thursday monthly, December 4, January 8, February 5, 11 am

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

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

November 13 - December 11

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

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Movie Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

December 4            CAPTAIN AMERICA:  WINTER SOLDIER (PG-13) (136 min)

December 11          LEGO MOVIE (PG) (100 min)

December 18          A CHRISTMAS STORY (PG) (93 min)

    Location: Odom
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misc_none 6:00 PM Retro-Video Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Did you grow up on the games of Pacman, Centipede and Super Mario Bros.? Do you wish you could play those games again on their original systems, the way they were meant to be played?  Wish no more!!  Join us for an evening of retro-style video games, learn new facts about this era and relive your favorite childhood gaming memories!  

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

Internet, Part 3: Beyond Searching

Now that you know how to search for information, it’s time to discover what else the Internet is used for. Topics covered include weather, movies, driving directions, games, and finding cheap gas. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

December 4 LOCK IN by John Scalzi

January 8 THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman

February 5 WHAT IF?  SERIOUS SCIENTIFIC ANSWERS TO ABSURD HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS by Randall Munroe 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Fun for the whole family. Make crafts, enjoy a treat and take a FREE photo with SANTA!

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

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Ten years after a pandemic disease, a nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors.  Awesome action-adventure starring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and Andy Serkis.  Rated PG-13. 130 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
holiday_wreath 6:30 PM Button Gift Tags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Use colorful buttons to make gift tags this holiday season. 

Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Green
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330-643-4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Mystery Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE ART FORGER by B. A. Shapiro

The Art Forger

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

No registration required.  Refreshments are served.  Please join us for some crime solving with other mystery lovers!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Season's Greetings Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Season's Greetings Workshop

Come down to partake in holiday crafts and fun. There will be crafts, card making and all sorts of holiday activities. 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_xmastree 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holiday Tree Lighting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Firestone Park Community Center

The library will be participating in this annual community program. A traditional, memory making event featuring songs, stories, crafts, bake sale, concession sales, and a visit from Santa. 

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Meet here to Learn Basic Chinese. Teen and Adults welcome.  Registration is suggested.  Class could end early depending on size and need. 

No class November 29 and December 27.  *Possibly no class on December 20. 

 

    Location: Richfield
 
holiday_xmastree 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, December 6, 10 am – 3 pm
Join us as we help Kenmore Boulevard celebrate the holidays.  There will be temporary holiday tattoos, candy and you can see MARISSA DUBINA’S REALM OF THE REPTILE SHOW AT 11 AM.
 

    Location: Kenmore
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rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

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

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

No registration required.

 

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 5: Advanced Custom Tools for Worksheets

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_xmastree 10:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 6, 10:30 am – 3 pm

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with activities for the whole family!

10:30 – 11:30 am Magazine Christmas Tree Craft

Give a recycled magazine new life by turning it into a unique holiday decoration with a few simple folds.

11:30 am – 2:30 pm Crafts,  Snacks, and Silly Photos

(Ages Preschool - Middle School)

1 pm Wonder of Christmas Magic Show

Magic, music, puppets & more!  Fun for all ages; presented by Katie Bee Entertainment.

2 pm Tails N Tales visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus 

Bring your camera for a great photo opportunity.

A Holiday Basket Raffle will be held by the Friends of Portage Lakes Library.  Purchase tickets to win a great gift.  Tickets sold during Open House only.  You do not need to be present to win.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Let It Snow!: 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

Let it Snow!: Step in out of the cold for snow stories, songs and a craft.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM NatureConnect Make It-Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Visit the NatureConnect section of the Children's Resource Area for our monthly, Make It-Take It craft or activity.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

First Saturday Afternoon Flicks
Saturdays, 1-3 pm
Join us for an afternoon movie at the library. We’ll provide popcorn and juice while you kick back and enjoy the flick.
December 6- ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
 

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Holiday Open House

For all ages

Saturday, December 6, 2-4 pm

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of entertainment, refreshments, crafts and festive fun!

 

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

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

A WEDDING IN DECEMBER by Anita Shreve

No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!  Pick up new selections on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Discussion questions, read-a-like lists and author information included with each book.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
holiday_xmastree Superhero Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

    Location: Green
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misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

Mondays, 10:15-Noon

This wonderful group of crafters knits and crochets beautiful and useful items and then donates them to helping agencies in our community such as Akron Children's Hospital, Pregnanacy Care, and the Veterans' Administration.  If you are new to crafting, we would love to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them!

    Location: North Hill
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Let's Play is an open play time for parents, caregivers and children to come together and play.  

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

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

Microsoft Windows for Beginners

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: 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 1-5 with a caregiver.  No registration necessary. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Topical Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Read a book about the selected topic for the day and come join in on a lively discussion.

December 8             Read any book about an historical monument

January 5                  Read any true crime book

February 2                 Read any book of poetry by Akron’s own Rita Dove                                       

    Location: Odom
 
lib_book_bunch1 12:00 PM Book Club on the Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

New titles will be available on the second Monday of the month at 12 pm

Can’t get to a book group?  We’ll have a new title out for you without deadlines or meetings.  Pick up a new read.  Each month the books will also include either a list of discussion questions, reviews, or author information. 

December 8  ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers

January 12    CITY OF WOMEN by David Gillham

February 9    CALEB’S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks

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

THE DINNER by Herman Koch

Join us the second Monday of each month at 1 pm

 

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

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

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

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

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

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

MS Excel, Part 3: Using Formulas 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Tablets & E-Books

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_yoga.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gentle Yoga Presented By Nia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   30.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gently Yoga Presented By Nia

New Program!

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 beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
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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 skils and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  Children of all ages are welcome.  No registration is needed.

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

How to Buy, Order and Pair Wines with Food

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

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

Do you like fancy soaps and bath salts?  Learn how easy it is to make your own.

For teens. Call or stop by to register. 

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

Microsoft Access, Level 3 

You will learn how to filter records based on a search criterion, create a query, add a calculated field to a query and perform calculations on a record grouping.  Attendance at Microsoft Access Level 2 is required.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_twodancers 6:30 PM Movers and Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim DeBenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Mondays, 6:30 pm

Ages 6 months – 3 ½ years

    Location: Mogadore
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Superhero Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

November 18 - December 9

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Baby Time

(6-24 months, with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23, 10:30 am

Bring your little one to enjoy our storytime that includes books, puppets and other toys.

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

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

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

Click here for a link to other programs at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Time To Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The Second Tuesday of each month, (Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10), 10:30-11:30 am

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Get Moving Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

LET’S GET MOVING STORY TIME
Tuesday, December 9 at 10:30 am
Jump and stretch with stories and songs.

Ages 2-6 with a favorite adult.
 

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

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

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

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

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

September 9 - October 14

November 18 - December 9

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

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

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly book discussion. For December, we will discuss holiday fiction.

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

Put your culinary skills to the test! Make a tasty creation using the secret ingredient and impress the judges. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Mugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

~~Sharpie Mugs
Tuesday, December 9 at 3:30 pm
Ages 11-18
The best thing about cold days is the hot cocoa, right? Why not design your own perfect hot cocoa accessory, a mug! Teens are invited to decorate coffee mugs with sharpie pens. All materials will be provided. Please call 330.745.6126 to register.
 

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

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

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

Google Drive

Are you tired of paying high prices for software? Would you like to know more about cloud storage? This class will teach you how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a  free, web-based suite of productivity applications that offer real-time collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Google Drive is similar to Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.This class will also explain cloud storage and how  you can access your saved files from any computer.


Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

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

Sewing Series with Dolly Webb

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

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

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

Adult Program

Have you always wondered what Cookbook Club is all about?  This is the perfect month for you!  We are having our Souper Holiday Cookie Exchange.  Bring 2 to 4 dozen cookies and enjoy some soup and salad while learning what we do at our monthly meetings.  You will go home with a great assortment of Holiday cookies and all the information you need to come back in January.  See you there.

 

    Location: Green
 
rec_paintpalette 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Through the Eyes of the Artist: Norman Rockwell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Library   3308257800   
   

Through the Eyes of the Artist: Norman Rockwell

Join us Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30 pm for another captivating art experience with Felicia Stadelman as we journey into the life of Norman Rockwell.  Please call the library to register beginning Monday, November 24.

    Location: Norton
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Superhero Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, except December 24 for Christmas Eve and December 31 for New Year's Eve.

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

No registration needed.

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

Join us the second Monday of each month at 1 pm

THE DINNER by Herman Koch

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

Adult Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 pm

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

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

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

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

MS Excel, Part 4: Custom Tools for Worksheets

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Holiday Crafts

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Wii Wednesdays

For all ages

Wednesdays, December 10, January 7, February 18, 4 pm

Shake off the chill by dancing away the afternoon with Wii games.  

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Take the Holiday Wreath challenge!

This is a  LEGO club for children at the Kindergarten to 3rd Grade level which meets the second Wednesday of the month during the school year.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Access 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Access, Level 4 

You will learn how to view and enter data by using an existing Access form.  You will also create, and modify the design of a form.  Attendance at Microsoft Access Level 3 is required. 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Superhero Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:10 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
   

Ages 19 months -6 years.

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

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

Thursdays, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday, except for December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year's.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.  For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.

No registration needed.

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

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

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

 

    Location: Richfield
 
nat_snowman 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Winter Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Winter Story Time for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver

Stories, music and festive craft making

Advance registration is appreciated

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

File Management

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kindles: Downloading e-books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Kindles & E-Books

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

November 13 - December 11

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

For ages 3 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Building Advice:

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sharpie Mugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

The best thing about cold days is the hot cocoa, right?  Why not design your own perfect hot cocoa accessory, a mug!  Teens are invited to decorate coffee mugs with sharpie pens.  All materials will be provided.

For ages 11 - 18.

Please register for this program.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Movie Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

December 11          LEGO MOVIE (PG) (100 min)

December 18          A CHRISTMAS STORY (PG) (93 min)

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_multimedia 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cinema Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays at 6 pm

October 16 Single Moms Club starring Nia Long and Amy Smart

November 20 A Soldier’s Story starring Denzel Washington, Adolph Caesar and Howard Rollins

December 11 Life of a King starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Dennis Haysburt

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

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
Two feuding clerks in a gift store can barely stand one another, without realizing they’re falling in love as each other’s anonymous pen pal.  Classic romance starring James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan and Frank Morgan.  99 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.
 

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

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday monthly, December 11, January 8, February 12, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café.

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Superhero Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

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

Preschool Play Time is once a month on Fridays.

    Location: Goodyear
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Superhero Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

DIY2GO

Youth and Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up your supplies and instructions here and make it later.

    Location: Green
 
office_pencil 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Basic Chinese Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Meet here to Learn Basic Chinese. Teen and Adults welcome.  Registration is suggested.  Class could end early depending on size and need. 

No class November 29 and December 27.  *Possibly no class on December 20. 

 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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
   

Android: Beyond E-readers

Do you own an Android device and have no idea how to work it?  Then this is the class for you.   Other than e-books or Audiobooks what can I do with my android device?  How do I download apps or connect to Wi-Fi? Get the answer to these questions and more with this exciting class.  Prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

The Second Saturday of each month, (Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14)

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
holiday_santa_hat 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for a morning of crafts, music, cookies, and hot cocoa.  Our special guest will be Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  Be sure to bring your cameras.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
holiday_wreath 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wine Glass Crafting for the Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

WINE GLASS CRAFTING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Saturday, December 13 at 1 pm
Turn wine into snow in this DIY crafting program.  Transform a wine glass into a decorative snow globe that can also double as a candlestick holder.  Supplies will be provided.  Make sure to register today by calling 330-745-6126 as spaces are limited.
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
holiday_xmastree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gingerbread Houses and a Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   3308257800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

A Holiday Movie with a Gingerbread House competition twist.  Who will prevail with the best sugary creation? The masterpieces will be displayed in the Library afterward. Make sure to wear your ugliest holiday sweater in lieu of an apron. All materials provided.  Please call the Library to register.

    Location: Norton
 
holiday_xmastree 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Balloon Twisting Fun with guest performer Suzy B who specializes in wrist balloons.  Holiday craft stations and light refreshments.  Something for all ages

    Location: Odom
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 2:00 PM Winter Bird Watching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Carol Zeh associated with the Greater Akron Audubon Society.  As part of our NatureConnect series, Ms. Zeh will discuss the birds that winter in Northeast Ohio and their behaviors.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend to relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Free to register. Adults ages 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
  • Poems read at the Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
    Location: Main Library
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lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

Mondays, 10:15-Noon

This wonderful group of crafters knits and crochets beautiful and useful items and then donates them to helping agencies in our community such as Akron Children's Hospital, Pregnanacy Care, and the Veterans' Administration.  If you are new to crafting, we would love to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them!

    Location: North Hill
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Let's Play is an open play time for parents, caregivers and children to come together and play.  

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 5: Advanced Custom Tools for Worksheets

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CANDLE

Make your own Hand-Colored Candle!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Fleece Scarves Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Make a soft, no-sew scarf for cold winter days.

For grades 3-5. Call or stop by to register. 

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Access 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Access, Level 5

Learn how to create and design reports by extracting data from Tables & Queries. Attendance at MS Access 3 & 4 is required.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM Jammie Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Jammie Time

Family Story Time

Mondays, 6:30 pm

December 15

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

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

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

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

Baby Time

(6-24 months, with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23, 10:30 am

Bring your little one to enjoy our storytime that includes books, puppets and other toys.

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
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misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop In Play Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

~~DROP IN PLAY DAYS
Tuesdays, December 16-30 at 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun!  Children ages 1-6 can play with toys, socialize with other children, and explore with art and craft materials.
 

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

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

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mail Merge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Mail Merge

Learn how to create letters, labels, and envelopes for mass mailings. Learn how to create address lists to facilitate this process using Microsoft Excel. Ideal for Christmas cards, weddings, family reunion letters, and more! Microsoft Word 2007 will be demonstrated in class. Some experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Guitar Hero Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen Program: Sharpie Mugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Sharpie Mugs
For ages 11 to 18

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these events.

Tuesday, December 16, 3:30 pm
The best thing about cold days is the hot cocoa, right? Why not design your own perfect hot cocoa accessory, a mug! Teens are invited to decorate coffee mugs with sharpie pens. All materials will be provided. 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_snowman 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gingerbread Houses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Make a mini gingerbread house. For kids in grades K-6. 

 

You must register for this program.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Christmas Paper Wreath Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Get into the holiday spirit and make a gorgeous decorative wreath for your home out of wrapping paper.

Please register for this program for adults.

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

Social Media

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

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

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

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

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

December 16 THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER by Barbara Robinson

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, except December 24 for Christmas Eve and December 31 for New Year's Eve.

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Word 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Book discussions are on the third Wednesday of each month.

 

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday monthly, 1 pm

December 17 THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II by Denise Kiernan

January 21 DELICIOUS by Ruth Reichl

February 18 TERMINAL CITY by Linda Fairstein

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

Google Drive

Are you tired of paying high prices for software? Would you like to know more about cloud storage? This class will teach you how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a  free, web-based suite of productivity applications that offer real-time collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Google Drive is similar to Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.This class will also explain cloud storage and how  you can access your saved files from any computer.


Please visit our website for more information:

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

Holiday Classics, Cookies, and Cocoa

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Molly.  

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

Children of all ages welcome.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Holiday Traditions from Around the World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Celebrate and learn about the various customs, history, superstitions and more from around the world. In just one hour we observe Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza, ending with a New Year’s “party” and Guy Lombardo’s rendition of Auld Lang Syne. This program is presented by the Summit County Historical Society and sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath.

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

Microsoft Access, Level 6

Learn the final touchup on your database and other useful functions to safeguard your database.  Attendance at MS Access 3, 4 & 5 is required.

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:10 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
   

Ages 19 months -6 years.

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

Every Thursday, except for December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year's.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts.  For 2 to 5 year olds with an adult caregiver.

No registration needed.

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

Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting and crochet projects.

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

Google Drive

Are you tired of paying high prices for software? Would you like to know more about cloud storage? This class will teach you how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a  free, web-based suite of productivity applications that offer real-time collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Google Drive is similar to Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.This class will also explain cloud storage and how  you can access your saved files from any computer.


Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Kwanzaa Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

The Phi Delta Kappa National Sorority will host with light refreshments and a Kwanzaa make and take craft.

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sock Arm Warmers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by the teen area of the library today.  Take a pair of knee socks and cut it in a couple of places and presto you have instant arm warmers!  A great holiday gift idea.

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Movie Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

December 18          A CHRISTMAS STORY (PG) (93 min)

    Location: Odom
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM Family Fun Nights: Frozen Sing-A-Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

Watch the movie and sing along while you enjoy refreshments and crafts.

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

ANNIE
The Broadway musical extravaganza experience of all time! A little red-haired girl dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. Starring Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett, Albert Finney, Tim Curry and Bernadette Peters. Rated PG. 127 min

 

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

Northwest Akron Needle Crafters

3rd Thursday monthly, December 18, January 15, February 19, 6:30 pm

 

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330-643-4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Evening Book Discussion Group

Join our group.  New members are always welcome.  We discuss a diverse variety of fiction and non-fiction.

Please call 330-376-2927 or stop in at the Highland Square Branch Library for this month's title.

    Location: Highland Square
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sharpie Mugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring your artistic talents and design your own mug.    These are a great gift giving idea for the holidays.   

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

Cookie Workshop

Grades 6-12

Celebrate this sweet time of year by making and decorating cookies with a festive holiday touch.  Give them as gifts or enjoy them yourself!  All supplies provided.  Please contact the branch to register.  

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 20, January 17, February 21, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM Cleaning Out the Closet Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Saturdays, 11 am

December 20- Christmas Ornaments

Enjoy a make-n-take craft while visiting the library. There will be a different theme each month.

    Location: Green
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Holiday Scents: 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.

Holiday Scents: Stories and activities related to holiday scents, plus decorate your own gingerbread boy or girl to take home!

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330-643-9050   
   

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am (Please note the change)

A story time for preschool-primary children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or another activity.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 20, January 17, February 21, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
holiday_wreath 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Afternoon of Christmas Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

For your child's delight, local theatre actors and a few volunteers are coming together to read classic Christmas stories to spread holiday cheer.  Join us for dramatic readings of classic, ever-loveable Christmas stories, followed by a viewing of the animated Dr. Seuss classic HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS © Warner Brothers.

Light refreshments will be served. 

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

Ornament Workshop

This year we will make a clothespin ornament to clip on anywhere, a beaded candy cane, and some trees from tinfoil and paint color samples.

    Location: Goodyear
Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

Mondays, 10:15-Noon

This wonderful group of crafters knits and crochets beautiful and useful items and then donates them to helping agencies in our community such as Akron Children's Hospital, Pregnanacy Care, and the Veterans' Administration.  If you are new to crafting, we would love to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them!

    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   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Baby Time

(6-24 months, with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23, 10:30 am

Bring your little one to enjoy our storytime that includes books, puppets and other toys.

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop In Play Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

~~DROP IN PLAY DAYS
Tuesdays, December 16-30 at 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun!  Children ages 1-6 can play with toys, socialize with other children, and explore with art and craft materials.
 

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (PG)(76 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Visit a Storybook Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

You are invited to a hands-on display of story books and stuffed-animal characters. Come, wander through and stop to linger with your favorite characters, and become part of a Story Time Wonderland where stories become real.

No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday December 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

Every Sunday. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Winter Break Family Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Winter Break Family Films in the Auditorium, 2 pm

Monday, Dec. 29 – How to Train your Dragon 2
Tuesday, Dec. 30 – Frozen, Sing-Along Edition
 

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

Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop In Play Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

~~DROP IN PLAY DAYS
Tuesdays, December 16-30 at 10:30 am
Drop in and join the fun!  Children ages 1-6 can play with toys, socialize with other children, and explore with art and craft materials.
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Magic Show featuring Rick Smith, Jr. and Drew Murray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Magicians Rick Smith, Jr. and Drew Murray will thrill the audience with their illusions and humor.

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Magic Show featuring Rick Smith, Jr. and Drew Murray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Magicians Rick Smith, Jr. and Drew Murray will thrill the audience with their illusions and humor.

    Location: Highland Square
 
anim_penguin 2:00 PM Penguin Paper Folding Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Teen Tuesday is back during break.  Learn how to make a cool penguin, a baby penguin chick, and penguin trinket box by just folding paper. For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Winter Break Family Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Winter Break Family Films in the Auditorium, 2 pm

Monday, Dec. 29 – How to Train your Dragon 2
Tuesday, Dec. 30 – Frozen, Sing-Along Edition
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
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misc_teens 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Spot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Spot
Tuesdays, December 30, January 20, and February 17 at 4 pm
Hang out drink hot chocolate, play games or create a craft.
For ages 11-18
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Computer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
    Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Maple Valley
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
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
Friday January 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_generic 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wii Sports for Grades 1-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Too cold to play sports outside?  Play inside with your friends on our Wii game system.

For Grades 1-6.  No registration needed.
 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday January 3, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a program offering educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers. Our program incorporates a schedule board, consistent content and sensory opportunities for participants as well as a half-hour of play time for the entire family's enjoyment. Please call with questions, or to reserve a spot.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Winter Sleepers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler - every 1st and 3rd Saturday

Winter Sleepers:  Did you know some animals sleep through the winter?  Enjoy stories and activities about animals that hibernate.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Secret Agent Saturdays Movie: Goldfinger Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Secret Agent Saturdays Movie Series
Adult movie programs

Calling all fans of 007!  Join us for popcorn and a film on select Saturdays in January and February.  All showings begin at 2 pm.

January 3 Goldfinger (PG 112 min)

Sean Connery returns as Agent 007 and faces off with a maniacal villain bent on destroying all the gold in Fort Knox-- and obliterating the world economy.

January 10 Spy Who Loved Me (PG 125 min)

Roger Moore brings inimitable style to Agent 007 as he teams with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova to stop the megalomaniac Stromberg from unleashing a horrific scheme for world domination.

February 7 GoldenEye (PG-13 130 min)

When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-born weapon, James must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia. All whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on James.

February 14 SkyFall (PG-13 143 min

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust - Bond. 007 aided only by field agent Eve, follows a trail that leads to Silva, whose motives have yet to reveal themselves.
    Location: Northwest Akron
Sunday January 4, 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 January 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM Make and Take Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Balloon Bracelets

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

 

    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
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misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
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
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Topical Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Read a book about the selected topic for the day and come join in on a lively discussion.

January 5                  Read any true crime book

February 2                 Read any book of poetry by Akron’s own Rita Dove                                       

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM As Seen On T.V. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

New Year’s Resolution broken already?  Waiting till next week to start it?  See if T25 is your answer to get into shape this year.  None of us have time to waste that is why 25 minutes is all it takes.  This 3 part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Focus.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. And remember to wear your workout clothes.  Please call the Teen Department to register.  

    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   dcatrone@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Boogie Woogie Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Boogie Woogie Books

(3- 5 year-olds with caregiver/siblings)

Tuesdays, January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27, 10:30 am

Come shake a tail feather at this all music, all movement and highly active program.  Registration starts January 5. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    Location: Northwest Akron
Tuesday January 6, 2015 -  Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
Tuesdays, January 6 – February 24 at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity.
Register at 330-745-6126 to join the fun!
 

    Location: Kenmore
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby-N-Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring your littlest learners for fun with stories, songs, and finger plays, creative art and playtime!  Ages 6-30 months recommended with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minute to Win It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Minute to Win It!
Tuesday, January 6 at 3:30 pm
For ages 11 -18
You've seen the television show, now try it yourself! Come and compete in some fun and wacky 60 second challenges. Please call 330.745.6126 to register.
 

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

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

Connect with us as we make adorable snowman tea lights that will light up your winter nights.

Please register for this program for adults.

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM Teen Writers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen

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

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

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday January 7, 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

No registration needed.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Baby Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 – 12 months plus a caregiver. Bring your baby for relaxing and informative baby yoga! We will incorporate yoga poses with songs & massage to bring FUN and JOY into your little one's day! Bring a blanket or a yoga mat and your baby's favorite toy. Presented by Kristin M. Schon

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   
   

~~Book Discussion for Adults
First Wednesday of the month at 1 pm.  No registration is necessary.  Join us for books, conversation and refreshments.  Stop at the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the current title.

January 7th we will discuss THE ILLUSION OF SEPARATENESS by Simon Van Booy

The Illusion of Separateness


 

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

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

This month's selected book is: ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Kline

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

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM As Seen On T.V. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

New Year’s Resolution broken already?  Waiting till next week to start it?  See if T25 is your answer to get into shape this year.  None of us have time to waste that is why 25 minutes is all it takes.  This 3 part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Focus.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. And remember to wear your workout clothes.  Please call the Teen Department to register.  

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   3308257800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

The Norton Branch Library needs you!  Join the Teen Advisory Board.  Express your ideas, help organize upcoming teen activities, and suggest new teen programs for the branch. Also help choose library materials, and decorate the teen area of the library. TAB members can earn community service hours and meet new friends.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Wii Wednesdays

For all ages

Wednesdays, December 10, January 7, February 18, 4 pm

Shake off the chill by dancing away the afternoon with Wii games.  

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years.

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

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

Baby Time for ages six - 24 months with a caregiver.

Rhymes, feltboard stories, music and play time.

Advance registration is appreciated.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Word Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Word Games

1st Thursday monthly, December 4, January 8, February 5, 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_none 11:15 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years.

Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art or science exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

December 4 LOCK IN by John Scalzi

January 8 THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman

February 5 WHAT IF?  SERIOUS SCIENTIFIC ANSWERS TO ABSURD HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS by Randall Munroe 

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

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI
An Irish adventurer accompanies a beautiful woman and her husband on an ocean cruise, and soon becomes involved in murder!  Starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.  87 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.

 

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

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday monthly, December 11, January 8, February 12, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Drop Off Event: Thursday, January 8, 6:30 pm

Pick Up Event: Saturday, January 10, noon – 4 pm

Thursday night bring your stuffed animal for a special sleepover party.  You and your stuffed animal will listen to stories and participate in fun activities. Leave your fuzzy friend at the library for a special stuffed-animal only sleepover. Return on Saturday to pick up your friend and create a photo book of his or her adventures using pictures taken by our security cameras and art supplies. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café.

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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Friday January 9, 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 childern learn skills needed for reading and writing.  At play time adults and children can make friends, share stories, create and play together.  For young children and their favorite adults.

Preschool Play Time is once a month on Fridays.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM As Seen on T.V. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

New Year’s Resolution broken already?  Waiting till next week to start it?  See if T25 is your answer to get into shape this year.  None of us have time to waste that is why 25 minutes is all it takes.  This 3 part program will give you the opportunity to see if you are up to the challenge of Focus.  Please consult your physician before starting any workout routine. And remember to wear your workout clothes.  Please call the Teen Department to register.  

    Location: Main Library
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tin Foil Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Create beautiful designs on tin foil.  Using sharpie markers and hot glue you’ll create an embossed and stained glass effect on your artwork.  

    Location: Odom
Saturday January 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

This program offers educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music, and movement to engage the particpants. 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: 330-784-2019

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_snowman 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club – Snowman Wine Glass Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Turn a dollar store wine glass into a fabulous centerpiece with a little paint and creativity.

Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Kick start your energy after the holidays and get an early start on New Year’s healthy resolutions and try Zumba.  This Latin-inspired exercise is endless fun.  Join certified instructor Aundrey Sommerville for a fun and energy-packed morning.  

    Location: Odom
 
misc_treasurechest 11:00 AM Pirate and Princess Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Story Time

All ages are welcome!

Once upon a time, all young princesses and pirates in the realm were invited to enjoy a fun-filled day at the library. Hear some stories, make a craft, and enjoy some yummy treats!

Costumes are encouraged! 

Please register beginning December 22.

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

The Second Saturday of each month, (Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14)

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM NatureConnect Make It-Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Visit the NatureConnect section of the Children's Resource Area for our monthly, Make It-Take It craft or activity.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Secret Agent Saturdays Movie: The Spy Who Loved Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Secret Agent Saturdays Movie Series
Adult movie programs

Calling all fans of 007!  Join us for popcorn and a film on select Saturdays in January and February.  All showings begin at 2 pm.

January 10 Spy Who Loved Me (PG 125 min)

Roger Moore brings inimitable style to Agent 007 as he teams with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova to stop the megalomaniac Stromberg from unleashing a horrific scheme for world domination.

February 7 GoldenEye (PG-13 130 min)

When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-born weapon, James must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia. All whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on James.

February 14 SkyFall (PG-13 143 min

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust - Bond. 007 aided only by field agent Eve, follows a trail that leads to Silva, whose motives have yet to reveal themselves.
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_snowman 2:00 PM Snowmen Food Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Turn donuts and Oreo cookies into snowmen treats.  And let’s not forget the hot chocolate!  Learn how to make 3 different edible food crafts using store bought items.  For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_snow_02 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Frozen Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Share your love of all things Frozen with a sing-along, games, crafts and treats! 

Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
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ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM We Wear the Mask Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Therapist Darlene Beecher will offer an enlightening program about the discovery of self. Using therapeutic art, Ms Beecher will have each person create their own unique face mask. After the masks are created a brief discussion will take place to express thoughts of what was experienced while under the mask. Ms. Beecher has offered this program in the past and has received insightful reviews about participant's experience.

Note: Participants will be using petroleum jelly and Plaster of Paris on their faces to create their masks.

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday January 11, 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 January 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

THE NEW YEAR by Pearl S. Buck

No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!  Pick up new selections on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Discussion questions, read-a-like lists and author information included with each book.

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Let's Play is an open play time for parents, caregivers and children to come together and play.  

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

    Location: Norton
 
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 1-5 with a caregiver.  No registration necessary. 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_bunch1 12:00 PM Book Club on the Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

New titles will be available on the second Monday of the month at 12 pm

Can’t get to a book group?  We’ll have a new title out for you without deadlines or meetings.  Pick up a new read.  Each month the books will also include either a list of discussion questions, reviews, or author information. 

January 12    CITY OF WOMEN by David Gillham

February 9    CALEB’S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks

    Location: Odom
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anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   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 skils and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  Children of all ages are welcome.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Goodyear
 
food_grocery 6:00 PM Monday Food Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Learn How to Build a Healthy Snack for the New Year.  Katie Stitzel, Registered Dietitian from Green Market District, will be on hand to share tips and tricks to keeping that New Year’s resolution.  Make a small sample to enjoy after the presentation.  Please register in advance.

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

When a recently turned zombie meets the daughter of the military leader charged with eradicating them, no one on either side will ever be the same.

For teens. Call or stop by to register. 

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

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

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

Family Story Time

Mondays, 6:30 pm

Get ready for bedtime by wearing your jammies to this family oriented story time. 

    Location: Green
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Boogie Woogie Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Boogie Woogie Books

(3- 5 year-olds with caregiver/siblings)

Tuesdays, January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27, 10:30 am

Come shake a tail feather at this all music, all movement and highly active program.  Registration starts January 5. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    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   
   

The Second Tuesday of each month, (Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10), 10:30-11:30 am

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby-N-Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring your littlest learners for fun with stories, songs, and finger plays, creative art and playtime!  Ages 6-30 months recommended with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

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

For ages2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly children and their siblings are welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly book discussion. For January, we will discuss sports biographies.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

After school fun for kids in grades K-6
Tuesdays at 4 pm
December 16 – GINGERBREAD HOUSES
January 13 – WINTER CRAFTS
January 27 – SNOW GLOBES
February 10 – ROCKETS
Please register for these programs.
 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
trans_train 6:00 PM Friends of Portage Lakes Library Present: A Look at the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

The Friends of Portage Lakes Library will hold their annual election of officers and a brief meeting at 6 pm.  All are welcome to attend and asked to bring hors d’evours to share. 

Mel Vye will begin his presentation on North Korea at 6:30 pm.  Melvin Vye is Professor Emeritus of Electronic Engineering Technology at The University of Akron.  A world traveler, he has visited over 90 countries on all seven continents.  In September 2013, he spent 16 days in North Korea.  Join us as he discusses the current state of affairs in North Korea and shares the pictures he took while there.

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_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.  Get some new ideas and meet some new friends.  Cookbook Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes.  Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun. 

 

    Location: Green
 
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 best to protect your creative work.

This class will meet in meeting room 1 on the High Street Level.

Please contact the Science and Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday January 14, 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

No registration needed.

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

Food for Thought Book Discussion

Wednesdays, 1 pm

January 14 Join Marvin Phillips for a book talk on CLEOPATRA: A LIFE by Stacy Schiff.  Local actors will play scenes from Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. 

February 25 Led by Marvin Phillips, we will discuss the book AGAINST FOOTBALL by Steve Almond.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Baby Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 – 12 months plus a caregiver. Bring your baby for relaxing and informative baby yoga! We will incorporate yoga poses with songs & massage to bring FUN and JOY into your little one's day! Bring a blanket or a yoga mat and your baby's favorite toy. Presented by Kristin M. Schon

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

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

The Color of Water: a Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Let it Snow for Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Let it Snow for Fun
Grades K-2

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these events.

Registration starts January 5

Wednesday, January 14, 4 pm

We will celebrate snow with games, creative dramatics, and other activities.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Club Choice challenge!

This is a LEGO club for children at the Kindergarten to 3rd Grade level which meets the second Wednesday of the month during the school year.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Norton
Thursday January 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years.

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

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

For ages 1-4 years. Children and their favorite caregiver are invited to join us on the first and third Thursdays of the month as we play together. We will learn while playing with our library friends and expand our minds and senses with fun crafts and activities. Caregivers will have a supportive environment to bond and discuss issues related to young children. No registration necessary.

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

Baby Time for ages six - 24 months with a caregiver.

Rhymes, feltboard stories, music and play time.

Advance registration is appreciated.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 11:15 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years.

Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art or science exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

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

Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minute to Win It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

You've seen the television show, now try it yourself!  Come and compete in some fun and wacky 60 second challenges.

For ages 11 - 18.

Please register for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_summertime 6:00 PM Family Fun Nights: Beach Blanket Bash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

Wear a swimsuit and bring your beach towel for some summertime fun to chase away the winter blahs!

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

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
A motley gang of misfits must work together to save the galaxy! Blockbuster hit starring Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close. Rated PG-13. 121 min


 

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

Northwest Akron Needle Crafters

3rd Thursday monthly, December 18, January 15, February 19, 6:30 pm

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
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Friday January 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM No School Movie Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG-13) (121 min)

    Location: Odom
Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Madden 2015 Xbox 360 Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

Registration begins January 5. All ages. Please note: this is non-instructional, no coaching tournament.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 20, January 17, February 21, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba with Aundrey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Dance your way to fitness doing the Latin-inspired exercise, Zumba, with instructor Aundrey Sommerville.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Penguin Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler - every 1st and 3rd Saturday

Pengin stories, activities, and a cool treat to make.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, December 20, January 17, February 21, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
nat_sun 1:00 PM College Prep Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Megan Vogias from Sylvan Learning Center will be here to discuss what you need to know about getting into college. 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Messy Play Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you missing warm weather and an opportunity to get messy? Join Miss JoAnna for a day of messy play to break up the winter blues. This drop-in family event features a variety of messy, sensory experiences so please dress ready to play!

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

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

Games and Hot Chocolate

Come in from the cold, play some board games and sip on some cozy hot chocolate.

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Relaxology and Bodywork Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Massage Therapist, Holly Randle, LMT, as she explains the health benefits of massage therapy. At this informative program, Ms. Randle will demonstrate simple hand and chair massages. Ms. Randle has over 37 years of experience. She specializes in geriatric and therapeutic massage therapy. She is also certified in reflexology.

    Location: Maple Valley
Sunday January 18, 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
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

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

Baby Time

Tuesdays, 10:15 am

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Boogie Woogie Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Library   330.836.1081   
   

Boogie Woogie Books

(3- 5 year-olds with caregiver/siblings)

Tuesdays, January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27, 10:30 am

Come shake a tail feather at this all music, all movement and highly active program.  Registration starts January 5. Please call 330-836-1081 to register for story times.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby-N-Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring your littlest learners for fun with stories, songs, and finger plays, creative art and playtime!  Ages 6-30 months recommended with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

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

For ages2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes and activities. Wiggly children and their siblings are welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

Click here for a link to all of the programs offered at North Hill Branch Library:

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/N-6769-e.pdf    
    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen Program: Minute to Win It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Minute to Win It!
For ages 11 to 18

Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these events.

Tuesday, January 20, 3:30 pm

You've seen the television show, now try it yourself! Come and compete in some fun and wacky 60 second challenges.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_teens 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Spot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Spot
Tuesdays, December 30, January 20, and February 17 at 4 pm
Hang out drink hot chocolate, play games or create a craft.
For ages 11-18
 

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion.  For January, we will discuss MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

Warm up your winter as we make adorable hot chocolate reindeer bags ready to be mixed with some steaming water for a mouth-watering hot drink.

Please register for this program for adults.

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- and Intermediate-Friendly.

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

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

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

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

January 20 TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Location: Green
Wednesday January 21, 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

No registration needed.

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

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

Book discussions are on the third Wednesday of each month.

 

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday monthly, 1 pm

December 17 THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II by Denise Kiernan

January 21 DELICIOUS by Ruth Reichl

February 18 TERMINAL CITY by Linda Fairstein

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Baby Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 1 – 12 months plus a caregiver. Bring your baby for relaxing and informative baby yoga! We will incorporate yoga poses with songs & massage to bring FUN and JOY into your little one's day! Bring a blanket or a yoga mat and your baby's favorite toy. Presented by Kristin M. Schon

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Yoga Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Librarian Nancy Hayes. 

Please register in advance for this program.

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

Special Performer: Mad Science

Grades K-5

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_clock_alarm 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Minute To Win It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   3308257800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Minute To Win It.  

Back this year for Round TWO, we are taking these ultimate 60 second competitions to a whole new level!  Test your skills and challenge a friend.   See if you really can win it in a minute.  We dare you!

    Location: Norton
Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 19 months-3 years.

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

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

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

Story time is every Thursday at 10:15 am. December 4 - 18, January 8 - February 13.  All ages story time.

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

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

Baby Time for ages six - 24 months with a caregiver.

Rhymes, feltboard stories, music and play time.

Advance registration is appreciated.

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 11:15 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 3-6 years.

Miss JoAnna will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in story time. Each session will conclude with an art or science exploration. Siblings are welcome, too.

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

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
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misc_none 4:00 PM After School Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330.784.2019   
   

For ages 4-12. Please register in advance. 

Celebrate Chocolate! The book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl is 50 years old. We'll have fun with candy bar taste testing, a candy river relay, chocolate playdoh and more!

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm

December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Theatre Workshop with Debra Totti Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 6 – 10.

Debora Totti is an Italian actress with many years of experience in performance and research. She has taught theatre in Akron at Miller South School for the Arts and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. For four years she taught creative movement at the Discovery Montessori School. This acting workshop is perfect for students planning to audition for Miller South School for the Performing and Visual Arts Drama program.

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

It’s Potluck Night!  Join us as we enjoy our first meeting of the New Year with dinner & discussion.  Bring a favorite side dish, salad or dessert to share.  Main dish will be provided.  Be ready to discuss one of the following books:

FACEOFF David Baldacci

MURDER AT MULLINGS Dorothy Cannell

NEVER COMING BACK Tim Weaver

NINE DAYS: a mystery Minerva Koenig

NOTORIOUS Allison Brennan

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_joystick.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Retro Video Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   
   

Retro Video Games

Nintendo, Atari, Pac-Man what does it all mean?  Adults will enjoy this trip down memory lane on Thursday, January 22 at 6 pm. Akron-Summit County Public Library Librarian and video game aficionado, Brian Burch will present this blast from the past retro video game program.  Please register beginning Monday, January 5.

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

DOLPHIN TALE 2
A dolphin’s surrogate mother has passed away and her human friends must find her a new companion. Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr., Nathan Gamble and Julia Winter.  Rated PG.  107 min


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_book3 7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Firestone Park Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

This book club is for everyone in the Firestone Park community who is 18 and up.  Join your neighbors as we discuss WILD by Cheryl Strayed.  

    Location: Firestone Park
Friday January 23, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Perler Bead Designs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Have fun creating with Perler beads and boards.  

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

Project Runway: Messenger Bags

Grades 6-12

You'll have a blank canvas bag and 45 minutes to bring a fantastic creation to life.  All supplies provided.  Please contact the branch to register.

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Kick start your energy after the holidays and get an early start on New Year’s healthy resolutions and try Zumba.  This Latin-inspired exercise is endless fun.  Join certified instructor Aundrey Sommerville for a fun and energy-packed morning.  

    Location: Odom
 
nat_sun 11:00 AM Super Bowl Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Play Madden, eat pizza and other snacks, and get ready for the biggest football game of the year! PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM.

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

~~MOSAIC BOTTLES ART 1
 
Saturday, January 24 at 1 pm
 
Join Leona Bowser from Don Drumm Studios to transform a used bottle into a work of art using glass mosaics.  This class is Part 1 to create and place your design.  Part 2 will be scheduled for the following week.
 
Please register at 330-745-6126 as spaces are limited.
 
 
MOSAIC BOTTLES ART 2
 
Saturday, January 31 at 1 pm
 
Join Leona Bowser from Don Drumm Studios to complete the beautiful work of art that you began the week before.  This class is Part 2 to grout and clean your artwork.  Attendance at Part 1 is required.
 

    Location: Kenmore
 
school_chemistry1 2:00 PM Science Saturday Fun: Science Tricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Learn the science behind tricks you can do to surprise friends and family! Hands-on science learning and experimenting.

For Grades K- 6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_party1 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Peanut Butter Party for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PEANUT BUTTER PARTY

Come and celebrate National Peanut Butter Day!

Sample peanut butter candy, cookies, natural peanut butter and play peanut butter games.

Program is open to students in grade 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Sunday January 25, 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 January 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:10 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockenstrum   330-376-2927   kmockenstrum@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth – 19 months plus a caregiver

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-825-7800   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Let's Play is an open play time for parents, caregivers and children to come together and play.  

The library provides books, toys and educational kits.

 

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

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, December 22.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Snow Globes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Capture winter in a jar with this classic craft.

For grades 3-5. Call or stop by to register. 

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event