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Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

New books are available the first week of each month. No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George   June THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George    

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear
Monday June 5, 2017 -  Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Help Create a Community Sculpture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Help create a community sculpture! For each book read, you will get a lego piece to add to our library sculpture! Let's see how big we can make it together!

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Help Us to Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Help us to Build a Better World by bringing a nonperishable food item to the library during June and July. We will donate all items to the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. The Super Six most needed items are boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup.

    Location: Ellet
Sunday June 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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: Introduction to Formulas & Excel Functions

Let Excel do the math for you!  Practice creating and applying formulas to your worksheets and learn how Excel Functions work.  Learn how to maximize your data with these helpful tools. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Build a Body Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Build a body presents a family fitness program that will get your blood pumping.

    Location: Ellet
 
trans_firetruck 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Special Program: Touch-A-Truck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Monday, June 26, 12:30-2 pm
 
 
Bring the entire family to the Library anytime between 12:30-2 pm.
Special guests from our community will display their trucks in the Mogadore High School parking lot. 
Explore a bookmobile, fire truck, school bus, and other vehicles while learning how they are used in our community. 
Rain or shine, come to the library, check out some books, and touch-a-truck! 
 
A big thank you to the Library’s Mobile Services Department, Mogadore High School,
Adorni’s Service Center, Mogadore Post Office,  Mock Pond Shop and Two Men and a Truck for providing vehicles and their time.
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
office_dollarsign 1:00 PM Life Skills: Financial Fitness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult and Teen Event      

Learn how to balance a checkbook, and how to use credit cards.  What does a credit score mean?  Learn these financial life skills, presented by Aaron Curry of Key Bank.

    Location: Green
 
anim_turtle 2:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting and very educational. This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for kids of all ages. Outback Ray will bring 10–15 captive born, exotic animals. The animals are trained and handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience as well of the animals.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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: Sorting, Filtering Data, Creating Custom Lists and More 

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_house.GIF 6:00 PM The Hower House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Hower House

Located on the University of Akron campus, how much do you really know about this National Historic Landmark? Learn about the Hower family, the 28 room Victorian mansion, and the ongoing events that keep this one of the best preserved houses in the country.  Enjoy a cup of tea after.  Please register in advance.  Presented by Sherri Thompson and Lyn Benedict.

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

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

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

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new. No registration required – just come on in and use our space. 

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

SUN CATCHER

Join Miss Sue and make a sun catcher wind chime.

This program is for families of all ages and is held one Monday each month.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM Pokemon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 7 and up! Come join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection. This is a student led program. Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Green
 
misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre

Join stortellers Kyle Jozsa and Nici Romo from Wandering Aesthetics Theatre as they share stories and fables from around the world.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have a fabulous time!  For all ages.

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_earth 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, books, and bounces followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

This series of programs is designed for children ages 2-5 with their adults, who are expected to join in the fun! Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones get ready to learn when they go to school.

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 13- July 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required. Please note we will have a variety of outdoor activities during story time please lather up with sun screen and be ready to get dirty, messy and potentially wet.

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  (No program July 4th)

 

 

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

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_rocks2 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Bricks 4 Kidz

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Outback Ray - June 27

Exciting, fun, and educational!  Outback Ray brings exotic animals for us to see and learn about.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Rick Smith Jr., magician, illusionist, and world record holder returns with an exciting new show that will entertain kids of all ages.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Coloring Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    You will enjoy this class. Adult coloring is all the craze right now. It is a great relaxing way to be creative and to relieve stress. All supplies are provided by the library. Please stop by or call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_cupcake.GIF 2:00 PM Mystery Make It and Take It Summer Treat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Pop in to create a yummy treat to eat or take with you.  The mystery yummy will be revealed that day.

    Location: Kenmore
 
school_chemistry2 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MAD SCIENCE

A science themed show that is designed to amaze and inspire.

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Runway

With limited time, a selection of materials, and an abundance of creativity see what you can make!  Finished projects will be judged in various categories for prizes. Please pre-register.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Messy Party

Dress for a mess and bring your sense of adventure too. 

Activities will include messy games, messy crafts and messy food. 

We’d bring a change of clothes if we were you!

Everthing will be provided and no registration is required.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Party Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Lions and tigers and dinosaurs! OH MY! Who can resist those adorable tiny plastic animals? Get creative turning them into keychains, jewelry, wall mounted trophies and whatever you can dream up! Have fun and be a party animal. 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM Teens Do Something! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

This is a NEW way for kids going into 5th grades through 12th grades to volunteer!  We will meet twice a month on Tuesdays at 3:30pm to do a different type of project.  Some projects will be:  making survival bracelets for the military, cards for shut-ins and cookies for firefighters.

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

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

Tuesday, June 27, 3:30-5 pm 

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

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

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

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

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

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

Are you a music lover? This club could be for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next metting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM Annual Teen Cupcake Bake-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Event

Bakers and tasters needed! 

To register for this program or for more information, ask at the front desk.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing,  including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for brining out the best of the writer's work.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Ages 2-5: Join us for stories, music, movement and crafts.

June 28 - Get in the Construction Zone!

    Location: Norton
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesday mornings a day of exploration!    Dress for mess and outdoor weather as we engage in a variety of nature activities around our property. Create a nature-inspired craft to take home.   

    Location: Portage Lakes
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nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

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

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Location: Main Library Park at the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ear!

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

June 14 - Hula Hoop with Meryl Hornyak - Learn some new moves.

June 21 - OUtback Ray - Meet some exotic animals in this interactive program.

June 28 - Rick Smith, Jr. - Interactive magic show with one of the best in the world.

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

July 19 - Build a Body - Families get fit togther in this fun workout.

July 26 - Lindsay Bonilla - Storytelling around the theme of Peace Building.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Bubble Lady: Summer Reading Weekly Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Weekly Programs, WEDNESDAYS, June 14 – July 26, 2 pm
Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register.

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

June 21: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

July 5: Mad Science An entertaining and funny way to look at science

July 12: Storigami with Christina Kallevig Origami and stories together!

July 19: Songs and “Tails” from the Woods Musicians Sam Sapp and Sarah Matheny   

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_turtle 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program!

Marissa Dubina will bring some of her favorite pets from the Realm of the Reptile!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibray.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
June 28- Outback Ray and his wild friends will come and visit with us.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_games 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Teen Trivia: Jeopardy style

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  We will alternate between using Playstation 4 and Xbox One.  Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 3:00 PM Craft Mix-It-Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Craft Mix-It-Up

Wednesday, June 28, 3 pm

Use your creativity and a variety of materials to express yourself.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 6:00 PM Puppy Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PUPPY TRAINING

Start your puppy off right and learn the tips and tricks of training a well-behaved puppy from Drew & Michele Delgross of Pet State University.  This one-hour seminar will start you out with housetraining, basic commands, and more, but is for owners only - please do not bring your puppy.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Egyptian Tomb Excavation Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Nefertiti: More Than a Wife and Queen/Tutankhamun’s Reign (includes New Research!)

Learn about Nefertiti, and some details of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman, from the University of Akron, shares his experiences excavating tomb KV63.  An art history professor, Ertman shifted his emphasis to ancient art and, after winning a Smithsonian Research and Development Grant in 1971 with a colleague, began working in tombs in Egypt. 

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

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

READERS CHOICE of a Charles Finch Mystery

Title: A Burial at Sea (Charles Lenox Series #5), Author: Charles FinchTitle: A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox Series #4), Author: Charles FinchTitle: The Fleet Street Murders (Charles Lenox Series #3), Author: Charles Finch

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

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

Thursday, June 29, 10:30 am

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

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

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Build, Explore, Create!  Bricks 4 Kidz bring a mound full of Legos and other building activities so let your imagination go wild. 

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

Family Fit Program, Build a Body Team

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to 110 people.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
anim_parrot2.GIF 1:00 PM Jungle Bob Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about some amazing animals with Jungle Bob!

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

Grades 6-12. Teen favorite Leona is back for her eighth summer to teach a glass on glass mosaic piece without grout. The theme of the artwork is beach or anything you wish. Two designs will be available from which particpants will create a 5x7 glass framed piece. Participants are welcome to create their own simple designs as well. Registration requested beginning June 1. Limit of 20 participants.

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

Thursday Matinees
1-3 pm
Kick back and relax with our family friendly movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and juice.

June 29 Moana

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
June 29: The Hilarious Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Mad Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

June 29:  Mad Science

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
trans_plane1 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

AIRPLANE RACES

The 5th Annual Paper Airplane Races!  Come race your designs against other worthy oppo

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Teen MakerSpace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, June 29, 2 pm 
 
Ever played a keyboard made of bananas? Want to create your own buttons?  
Program squishy circuits?  Make a stain glass jar?
Try all these and more at our Teen MakerSpace.
 
Ages 11-18
 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY Jewelry and Keychains Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Join us to learn about the jewelry arts in this hands-on workshop.

    Location: North Hill
 
anim_turtle 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show.  Up-close fun and knowledge building all about the animal friends of Outback Ray.

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel 4-6 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 4-6 Practical Application

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM Edible Architecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Edible Architecture - June 29

Recreate some famous buildings with edible bricks you can then devour.

For ages 11 - 18

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
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misc_chefshat 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 29, 6 pm 

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

Theme: Picnic in the Garden

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: China Seas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Clark Gable plays the captain of a ship battling modern-day pirates, a typhoon and two women vying for his attention. Also starring Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell, Wallace Beery and Robert Benchley. 87 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Mystery Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The following books were nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for the best paperback original story.  Do you agree?  Read one, read all, your choice.

A BRILLIANT DEATH by Robin Yocum

HEART OF STONE by James W. Ziskin

THE 7TH CANON by Robert Dugoni

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_gclef 6:30 PM Unknown Beatles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Beatles enthusiast Ray Carmen presents little-known songs, videos, facts and trivia about the world's most famous band.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Countryside Conservancy Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Presented by Brian Reitz, Developmental Director for The Countryside Conservancy.

Learn about The Farmers Markets, Food Swaps, and Cooking Classes offered by The Conservancy. The purpose of Countryside Conservancy is to connect people, food, and land by increasing public awareness of how food and farming impact personal, community, and environmental health, and by inspiring personal commitment to building a resilient, sustainable food culture. They pursue our purpose across Northeast Ohio through numerous regional collaborations and a unique partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_camera 7:00 PM A Photographer's Guide to Ohio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

A PHOTOGRAPHER'S GUIDE TO OHIO

Photographer and author Ian Adams discusses his decades of work in the Buckeye State, presenting some of his work, and sharing thoughts on capturing the beauty of Ohio.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Saturday July 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

July- BLACK AND BLUE Anne Quindlen

    Location: Firestone Park
Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book Club to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

New books are available the first week of each month. No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman; Desert scene strip in middle of cover with RV camper and plateaus in tan colors; Large Native American looking wolf head in the middle of scene strip   July THE BLESSING WAY by Tony Hillerman 

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear
Saturday July 1, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Geeks Who Game @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

 

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

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
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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   
   

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Stories and activities for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

July title - THE DAUGHTER OF TIME by Josephine Tey

Image result for the daughter of timeStop by the front desk and pick up this month’s title. No Pressure – No Discussion. Just read and enjoy and tell us how you liked it. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Doodling for Stress Relief Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Presented by Christina Turner, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Come unwind, draw, and learn tips and techniques for extemporaneous pattern doodling.  Turn “mistakes” into a design you love! Leave with a framed work of art.

 

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

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Building Bricks Search – July 3 Look around the children’s area for the building blocks and write down the words you find.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Connie from Art Break Experience will help you paint rocks to hide in the area to bring joy to others. You can also use your imagination and creativity to build with a variety of materials.

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Movie Matinee Mondays

Mondays, 1 pm

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

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (PG) (101 minutes) - July 3

After accidentally summoning an ancient spirit, a young Japanese boy named Kubo is separated from his mother and embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his missing father.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM B4 Bed + Stories for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Have you always wanted to start a good story only to realize you don't have the time? Or maybe you want to feel just like a kid again and have a good story read to you? Let your imagination wander as you join Storyteller Kyle Jozsa from Wandering Aesthetics as he shares a series of short stories - radio play style - for adults only. B4 BED: STORIES FOR ADULTS is all about that return trip to childhood. So sit back, relax and get away from the everyday as we read you enthralling episodes from modern and classic writers alike. *Participants should feel free to bring their sewing, knitting or crocheting projects, coloring books or other handheld fidget toys to enjoy as Kyle weaves these tales. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126 or stopping by to visit us at the Firestone Park Branch Library.

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Have you always wanted to try yoga?  Here's your chance!  Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, and end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bringa yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 4, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

July 5  Play Bingo for fun and prizes

    Location: Green
 
misc_rocks1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nature Adventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-3

Together we will explore and tend to our Nature Connect garden and then finish with a creative craft to take home.

Create your own stepping stone.

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

Wednesday, July 5, 11:30 am

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Library Bingo

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Location: Main Library Park at the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ear!

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
ent_filmproj 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a viewing of the film, The Martian, based on the 2011 science fiction novel by Andy Weir.

Lunch provided.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

July 5  Play Bingo for fun and prizes

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2 pm

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Library Bingo

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Mad Science: Summer Reading Weekly Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Weekly Programs, WEDNESDAYS, June 14 – July 26, 2 pm
Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register.

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

June 21: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

July 5: Mad Science An entertaining and funny way to look at science

July 12: Storigami with Christina Kallevig Origami and stories together!

July 19: Songs and “Tails” from the Woods Musicians Sam Sapp and Sarah Matheny   

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

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

Join us for a discussion of EVE OF A HUNDRED MIDNIGHTS by Bill Lascher. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk

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    Location: Richfield
 
trans_car 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program!

Annual Hot Wheels Derby - Bring your fastest car!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dr. Insecta Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
July 5- Dr. Insecta, will show us how bugs build a better world, come and get “bugged”
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_generic 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Water Sports

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Building Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Building Workshop

Build something to take home.  We have some wooden craft kits you can sand, hammer, and glue into a mini toolbox, helicopter, or birdbath/bird feeder.

Registration appreciated

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 pm

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy

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

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

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

Thursday, July 6, 10:30 am

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

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

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
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lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
 
ent_magic 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

More Magic with David Anthony!   First time performance at our library! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_earth 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Circuits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Try your hand at Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits or the card game Set.  Decide which activity interests you or make the round of science stations. 

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_twodancers 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

High Five Fitness Dance Program, Art Sparks

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to the first 110 people.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Movie Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Movie Bingo featuring Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Snacks provided.

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM Secret Life of Pets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come watch a movie on our big screen and enjoy popcorn.

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

Thursday Matinees
1-3 pm
Kick back and relax with our family friendly movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and juice.

July6 THE LORAX

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Storigami Storyteller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Summer Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

EARBUD HOLDER

Come in and make an earbud holder.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Water Sports Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, July 6, 2 pm 
 
From a water balloon toss to a sponge relay, we’ll have it all.  
Wear a bathing suit or old clothes and be prepared to get wet!
 
Ages 11-18
 
 

 

 

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

Registration requested. 

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

Beginner -&Intermediate- Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Upcycled Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Take upcycling to the next level and make something old new again.

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Carve! Print! Repeat! Relief Printmaking for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Relief printmaking is the oldest type of printmaking in the world, dating back to the Egyptians in 500 BCE. The process involves removing the "whites" of a drawing from a block of wood, a piece of linoleum, or some other material. The image left after carving is raised up "in relief." Apply ink to the surface of the block, and the image can be printed again and again. In this class, we will learn the basic process for making linocuts, relief prints from linoleum. Let's get printing! Registration begins June 6.

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Soap Box Derby: A Television Tribute Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Celebrate Akron’s All-American Soap Box Derby with episodes from classic TV shows. 90 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga & Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

All levels yoga class focused on poses that prepare you for a comfortable seated meditation practice. The class concludes with meditation.

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM Gettysburg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

GETTSBURG:  THE LAST INVASION

It is Robert E. Lee's last attempt to invade the north and force the end of the war.  Find out what Robert E. Lee hoped to accomplish for his country and the cause by marching north.  The biggest battle of the war from the southern point of view.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday July 7, 2017 Go To Top
office_stamp.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Community Photo Scanning Day

In Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Summer Movies - Build a Better Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd. Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Friday afternoon movie that uplifts and inspires building a better mind.  Movies for Adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

July 7 THE HUNDRED- FOOT JOURNEY

July 21 HIDDEN FIGURES

    Location: Odom
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misc_teens 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Leather Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Use basic leather tools and stamps to create your own folksy leather bracelet.

    Location: Highland Square
Saturday July 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Mini Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Find a bargain at the Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Mini Book Sale.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in Family History

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division for an introduction to genealogy for new family historians. This class includes an overview of genealogical sources available at the library, suggestions for getting started, and tips for organizing your research.

This class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library. Time permitting, a tour of the Special Collections Division on the Third Floor will be included.

To register, please call or email the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Drive-In Car Rally Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Drive-In Car Rally

Saturday, July 8, 11 am

Families can join us at the library drive-in to create their very own cardboard box cars, then enjoy some short movies! Snacks will be provided. Registration requested.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register. 

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

Share a book with a certified therapy dog!

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_paintpalette02 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Watercolor Painting Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASS

Oscar Velasquez teaches beginning watercolor painting, featuring landscapes.  All supplies are provided.

Please register in advance.

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

Visit with our furr-iest friends and practice your reading skills! These gentle friends just love to hear great stories! Children not yet reading are welcome to share a favorite picture book. All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wild Water Sports Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Wild Water Sports
Saturday, July 8, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Make a splash at Maple Valley! From a water balloon toss to a sponge relay, we’ll have it all.
Wear a bathing suit or old clothes and be prepared to get wet! No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up)

Saturdays, June 10, July 8, August 12, 2:30 pm

Join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server! No account is necessary. Space is limited, registration requested.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday July 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer3 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Basic Computer Skills

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.

Attendance at Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners is preferred.

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

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play! We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-4 recommended, with a caregiver. 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Storytelling and Origami Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Storytelling and Origami together as one with Christina Kallevig.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Summer Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 2-3 1/2years old.  Children must be accompanied by their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, songs, dancing & a craft each week with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

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

THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL by Katarina Bivald

    Location: Tallmadge
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM David Anthony Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

David Anthony will entertain with lots of magic, some juggling and a lot of audience participation.

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

THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION'S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flagg

Title: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, Author: Fannie Flagg

Do you like to talk about the books you enjoy reading with others?  Then join us the second Monday of each month at 2pm for reader-to-reader book discussions, informal fun, and sharing with fellow fiction lovers.  In this month's selection, Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.
 
Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.

 

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO-licious Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
July 10 & 17, August 14 & 21, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE GIRL WHO BREATHED FIRE by Michael Dahl  (AR 3.0 pts .05)

Title: Girl Who Breathed Fire, The, Author: Michael Dahl

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

Program is held one Monday each month at 4pm.

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

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome.

No registration is needed.

Paws is the second Monday of every month.

    Location: Goodyear
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office_pencil 6:00 PM Zentangle Rock Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Use what you learned if you attended the Zentangle Fun workshop!  All you’ll need is a sharpie and a rock to create your very own Zentangle art.  Supplies will be provided.

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

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

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

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new. No registration required – just come on in and use our space. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM A Different Kind of Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you just read a good book and want to tell others about it? Are you looking for your next book to read and would like a recommendation from others? Join us as we eat, drink and share.   No one has to read the same book.  It's basically one big book report meeting and no books are off limit. Classics, Self-help, Biographies, Cozy Mysteries, Travel, Sci-Fi, anything goes!

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_bee.GIF 6:30 PM Beekeeping Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library     
   

Adult Program

Presented by Summit County Beekeepers Association.  This will be an introduction to the joys of keeping bees.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club

2nd Mondays, June 12, July 10, August 14, 6:30 pm

Drop in on the 2nd Monday of each month to build and show off your creations! LEGOs will be provided. No registration is necessary.

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

Evening Book Discussion

We will be discussing THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD by Jade Chang.  Books are available for check out at our service desk one month prior to the discussion.  New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, books, and bounces followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Special Event:

Bring your fastest Hot Wheels car to race in a downhill derby. Or borrow one from the library.  

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

The Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

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

June 13: STEAM Playtime: Building the foundations for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math learning for the young child.

July 11:  Sing, Dance, Celebrate & Learn: Through music and movement, children develop math, science, social, and early literacy skills.

August 8: Team Work Tuesday: Think, collaborate, problem solve, create and build together.

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 13- July 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required. Please note we will have a variety of outdoor activities during story time please lather up with sun screen and be ready to get dirty, messy and potentially wet.

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  (No program July 4th)

 

 

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

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
school_chemistry2 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Mad Science

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For July, we will discuss CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain.

    Location: Green
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Rockin Robots - July 11

These robot dance performers create a show that will take you on a trip beyond reality.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness: Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness Series

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

Instructors from Build a Body Personal Training will teach these all-levels classes. Beginners are welcome!

Tuesday, July 11, 1 pm

Tai Chi

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Party Couture featuring TKO Entertainment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Party Couture featuring TKO Entertainment are bringing the disco to the library.  Lights, music and a fabulous DJ will turn on meeting room into a disco dance party!  Mark your calendar for this one of a kind event.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Build an Upcycled Dreamcatcher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Build your own dreamcatcher using leftover and recycled materials. You'll get a nifty handmade item for yourself while also doing your part to keep materials out of a landfill. Please register in advance for this program. 

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Fabulous Flip Flop Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring your own flip flops to decorate for the summer.

    Location: Kenmore
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

RICK SMITH JR

Rick Smith Jr, Guinness world record holder, actor, and magician will entertain us with his magic and illusions.

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Art in a Jar/Cityscapes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 4-12. Decorate jars with famous paintings and produce a city skyline using paint chips. Registration is requested.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

House of Cards Competition

Test your skill and dexterity as we build with cards.  Who will be our summer champ and take home a prize? 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY Upcycle Inventor’s Box

What can you do with a box of someone else’s discarded trash? 

Turn it into a treasure, of course! 

Come see what you can create.

Everthing will be provided and registration is not required.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Shipwreck Island Survival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

You've landed on a deserted island. Now you need to build a shelter using only 2 materials and search for edible island foods.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM Teens Do Something! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

This is a NEW way for kids going into 5th grades through 12th grades to volunteer!  We will meet twice a month on Tuesdays at 3:30pm to do a different type of project.  Some projects will be:  making survival bracelets for the military, cards for shut-ins and cookies for firefighters.

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

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

Tuesday, July 11, 3:30-5 pm 

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Book Buzz Discussion Group- OFFSITE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group

2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

This discussion group for book lovers in their 20s and 30s meets monthly to talk novels and nonfiction over drinks crafted by the baristas at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar. Copies of each title will be available at the Northwest Akron Branch Library a month prior to its discussion date. Attendees will be responsible for the purchase of their own drinks, but purchase is not required. Nervous Dog Coffee Bar is located at 1530 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313.

June 13 A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

July 11 EUPHORIA by Lily King  

August 8 HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:00 PM Social Security Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Social Security: How to Get the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits

Retirement planning specialist Paul Berner's presentation will help all who are in or nearing retirement and are interested in making informed decisions about the foundation of their retirement income plan.

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

Teen Writers Club

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

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 6:00 PM The Mystery Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, July 11, 6 pm 
 
We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling mystery inside.
Using objects, clues, puzzles and the power of observation we must make sense of what is in front of us.
Put your detective skills to the test as we may find additional clues using websites to research character profiles,
locations and much more. Part story, part game, all interactive- join us for a night of fun!
 
Refreshments will be provided. Please call 330-628-9228 to register. 
 
 
 

 

 

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

Are you a music lover? This club could be for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next metting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

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

STITCH CLIQUE

Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and yarn and stitch the evening away!  Join us for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and more!

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing,  including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for brining out the best of the writer's work.

Please register in advance.

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

Morocco- With local ingredients like figs, olives and dates, recipes like Moroccan lamb and poultry stews come to life with flavor.  Join us and learn traditional Moroccan cuisine!

    Location: Highland Square
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Mini Movers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, 10:30 am

Shake, jiggle, and jive in this fun musical program!
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

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

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Ages 2-5: Join us for stories, music, movement and crafts.

July 12 is Mix and Match Building day!

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Volunteer Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteer Wednesdays

Wednesdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesday mornings a day of exploration!    Dress for mess and outdoor weather as we engage in a variety of nature activities around our property. Create a nature-inspired craft to take home.   

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

July 12 Outback Ray and his animals

    Location: Green
 
rec_aerobics 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring the Pilates Method Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about this system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.  This two-part series will explore a brief history of the method founded by Joseph Pilates, familiarize participants with essential key poses, and provide a check list of what to do, and what not to do to prevent injuries.  Bring a mat and a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes.

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
nat_tree 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nature Adventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-3

Together we will explore and tend to our Nature Connect garden and then finish with a creative craft to take home.

Decorate a colorful garden stake.

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

Wednesday, July 12, 11:30 am

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Magician Rick Smith Jr.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Location: Main Library Park at the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kids 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ear!

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Food For Thought CANCELLED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Food for Thought Book Talks

Wednesdays, 1 pm

Marvin Phillips presents ideas from popular works of fiction and nonfiction each month. Topics range from entertainment to history and politics.

June 14

1776 by David McCullough

July 12

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

August 9

ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

July 12 Outback Ray and his animals

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

June 14 - Hula Hoop with Meryl Hornyak - Learn some new moves.

June 21 - OUtback Ray - Meet some exotic animals in this interactive program.

June 28 - Rick Smith, Jr. - Interactive magic show with one of the best in the world.

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

July 19 - Build a Body - Families get fit togther in this fun workout.

July 26 - Lindsay Bonilla - Storytelling around the theme of Peace Building.

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2 pm

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Magician Rick Smith Jr.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Storigami with Christina Kallevig: Summer Reading Weekly Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Weekly Programs, WEDNESDAYS, June 14 – July 26, 2 pm
Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register.

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

June 21: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

July 5: Mad Science An entertaining and funny way to look at science

July 12: Storigami with Christina Kallevig Origami and stories together!

July 19: Songs and “Tails” from the Woods Musicians Sam Sapp and Sarah Matheny   

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program!

Magician David Anthony will show his intriguing illusions!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dance Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-639-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
July 12- Get your dance on with Party Couture featuring TKO Entertainment.
 

    Location: Richfield
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misc_construction 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Construction Zone

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  We will alternate between using Playstation 4 and Xbox One.  Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_new_yellow 3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

The second Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm we will meet to talk about what's going on in your life, school, town or the world.  We'll discuss philosophy or whatever is on the groups' mind.

Don't forget we'll have cookies!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Windows 10

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

 

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

Cookbook Club

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

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm and movement activities. With luck we’ll be able to play in the Reading Garden!

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

Thursday, July 13, 10:30 am

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

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

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
 
rec_origami_crane 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Storigami! You’ve never experienced storytelling like this before!  Presented by Christina Kallevig.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  

Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks provided.

Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Valor Court Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

The Summit County Valor Court, established in 2013, was developed due to the recognition that many of our veterans return to the community with serious trauma, both mental and physical, which may lead to their incarceration. Valor court provides access to programs, treatment, and interaction with mentors in a collaborative way to enhance a veteran’s chances of success. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_earth 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_puzzle_piece 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Puzzle Pizzazz Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Do you like solving puzzles? If you like word searches, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, brain-teasers, logic puzzles, etc. then stop on in. We will have a variety of puzzles on hand, or feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be served. No registration necessary.

    Location: Goodyear
 
anim_rabbit 1:00 PM Akron Zoo Animals! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come cool off from the afternoon sun and see the animals brought by the Akron Zoo.

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

Magician, David Anthony

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to the first 110 people.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Melted Crayon Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

These crayon masterpieces are not for kids.  We’ll apply heat and paint canvas in rivers of melted color.  Space is limited.  Register at the library or by calling 330-666-4888.

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Painting with Connie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Join Connie from Art Break Experience as you paint a masterpiece on canvas with high quality acrylic paint and brushes. Friendly step-by-step instruction and opportunities to give the painting your own creative flair. Registration requested beginning July 1. Limit of 25 participants.

    Location: Ellet
 
food_coffeecup 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Learn new techniques and the joy of adult coloring. This program is great for any skill level. Come and share in the fun. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_drum3 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Percussionist, Elec Simon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

READERS CHOICE of a Classic

Title: Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series), Author: Emily BrontëTitle: The Scarlet Letter (Barnes & Noble Classics Series), Author: Nathaniel HawthorneTitle: War and Peace (Barnes & Noble Classics Series), Author: Leo Tolstoy

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Rick Smith, Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WIRE RING

Create a wire ring for yourself or a friend.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Indoor Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, July 13, 2 pm
 
We’re ending our summer programming with updated indoor versions of classic rainy day games!  
Try toilet paper bowling, supersized emoji memory, and balloon ping pong.  
 
Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
 
 
 
 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Body Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Get fit with "Build a Body" fitness trainers!

    Location: Norton
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hip Hop Hoop Troop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Join members from Kent's Hip Hop Hoop Troop as they show participants how to manipulate a hula hoop with their waists, arms, hands, legs, and feet. Participants should wear comfortable shoes; no flip flops or sandals, please. Hula hoops will be provided.

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM T-Shirt Tote Bag Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

T-Shirt Tote Bag – July 13

Take an old shirt and turn it into a handy tote with no sewing at all.

For ages 11 - 18

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 6:00 PM Buying Your First Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Buying your first home can be frightening and complicated. Ed Brown from Team Mindy State Farm will be conducting the presentation "Your First Home" and answering questions about shopping for your home, financing it, and insuring it.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness: Mat Pilates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness Series

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

Instructors from Build a Body Personal Training will teach these all-levels classes. Beginners are welcome!

 

Thursday, July 13, 6 pm

Mat Pilates

Please bring a mat, water bottle and towel. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: Planet of the Apes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The one that started it all! An astronaut crew crash-lands on a strange planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the ruling species. Take your stinking paws off me! Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter. Rated G. 112 min

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron Inventors Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

This month's meeting of the Akron Inventors Club will feature Monique Mason and Curtis Bower as they present "The Inventor's Bookshelf". Need help getting your invention off the ground? Have questions about how to get a patent, marketing your invention, licensing, funding or branding? Learn about the variety of free resources available right here at your public library. Monique and Curtis will talk about books and databases that the DIY inventor will find helpful as they work their way through the inventive process. Don't miss this unique program!

Meetings of the Akron Inventors Club are free and open to all with an interest in invention and innovation. Doors open at 5:30pm for refreshments and networking and meeting begins at 6:00pm. The group meets in Meeting Room 2AB on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
Friday July 14, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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.

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

Pat and Mike with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn

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

BUILD IT!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Saturday July 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_games 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Nordonia Hills Game Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NH GAME TIME

Meet and join in with players of various games including chess, board and Euro games, role-playing games, mah-jongg, war games, and regular and trading card games.

All ages welcome.

No registration is necessary.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays, July 15, August 19, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted story time where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences. Please call Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions and to register.

    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 Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

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

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
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   
   

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Stories and activities for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Body Personal Traning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for yoga as we build a better body and mind and become more Zen. The class will be led by a member of the Build a Better Body Personal Training team from Green, OH. Bring your own yoga mat or grab one provided. Activity for all fitness levels and adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

    Location: Odom
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Mental Health Court Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

The Akron Municipal Mental Health Court is the first of its kind in Ohio and one of a handful in the United States. The Mental Health Court was formed, in part, as a response to the overwhelming numbers of mentally ill offenders being seen by the Akron Municipal Court. This program is a collaborative effort between the Summit County ADM Board, Community Support Services, and the Akron Municipal Court. Honorable Judge Annalisa S. Williams, will provide more information about this program. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Portage Lakes Kiwanis Pirate Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Portage Lakes Kiwanis Pirate Days

Portage Lakes State Park

Stop by our table and say “Ahoy Matey” to our friendly pirates!  Participate in pirate crafts and see what other treasures we may have.  We love participating in this annual event sponsored by the Portage Lakes Kiwanis.

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

Sensory Story Time

3rd Saturdays, July 15, August 19, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted story time where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences. Please call Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions and to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_dog1 12:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 19, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Things-Lego Freestyle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Go crazy building with friends, family and fellow LEGO lovers.  

LEGO bricks, base plates and mats provided.  

    Location: Norton
 
anim_dog1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, July 15, August 12, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Zumba for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Zumba for Kids

Saturday, July 15, 3 pm

It’s time to dance and move it with fun Zumba instruction courtesy of Build A Body Personal Training.  Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

All ages are welcome

    Location: Northwest Akron
Sunday July 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Butterfly Tree - July 17 Create your own beautiful butterfly to add to our tree in the NatureConnect window.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Juggling with Matt Jergens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Juggling that will thrill and captivate by Matt Jergens, a gold medal winning juggler.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Summer Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 2-3 1/2years old.  Children must be accompanied by their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, songs, dancing & a craft each week with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, 1 pm

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

FINDING DORY (PG) (103 minutes) - July 17

Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.  With the help of Nemo and his dad Marlin, Dory head for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM Storigami Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Author, novelist, and professional storyteller Christine Petrell Kallevig has been captivating audiences since 1991 with the special storytelling technique she calls Storigami.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO-licious Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
July 17, August 14 & 21, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM VolunTeen Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Looking for community service hours for school, church or Scouts?  Join us as we engage in different activities to support a variety of organizations.   Activities may include writing letters of support for Operation Gratitude or local shut-ins, creating centerpieces and door hangings to donate to St. Luke Lutheran Community.  Come make a difference in your community by donating a few hours to help brighten another’s day.  

Monday, July 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm   Creating pet toys for local shelters

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_paintpalette 6:00 PM Messy Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

CHALK PAINTING

Join us for some messy fun!  Program is held one Monday each month at 6pm for families!  Don't forget to wear some old clothes, you may get messy!

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!
 
 July 17: Rock Dog (PG) (80 min)
 August 21: The Lego Batman Movie (PG) (90 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM Pokemon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 7 and up! Come join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection. This is a student led program. Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Green
 
food_meal 6:30 PM What’s Cookin’ – Summer Side Dishes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer is all about simple, easy, and fresh meals, and this goes for side dishes, too. Join Tonya to sample and learn to make some easy summer sides. Class size is limited to 25 adult/teen (16 & over) participants. Registration begins on Monday, June 19.

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Have you always wanted to try yoga?  Here's your chance!  Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, and end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bringa yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, books, and bounces followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Special Event: Learn about animals with our special guest, Outback Ray. He'll bring animals to share with us.

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 13- July 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required. Please note we will have a variety of outdoor activities during story time please lather up with sun screen and be ready to get dirty, messy and potentially wet.

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  (No program July 4th)

 

 

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

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to Rocky, our special doggie visitor. Bring a book from home, or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dog's owner will read with you!

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

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

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

Mad Science

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Mark Wood Fun Show - July 18

Cowboy magician Mark Wood uses magic, comedy, juggling and audience participation to put on a wonderful show!

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 1:00 PM Mad Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Mad Science will bring their fun and interactive twist to all things science.

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

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

July 18- The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes

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    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Family Movie Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Movie Afternoon

Tuesdays, June 20, July 18, 2 pm

Come out of the sun and into the library to enjoy popcorn and a movie.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_note 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ROCKIN' ROBOTS

Let's rock with some musical robots!

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM Teen Musical Instruments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 4-12. We’re getting the band back together! Make awesome musical instruments with the help of Maple Valley staff member Sherilyn Gray-Leas. Registration is requested.  

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Wii Bit of Fun this Summer!

Come hang out, play Wii games and rock out as we paint positive rocks to share around town and see how far they travel.  You may play our games or bring your own (games must be rated E). 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_earth 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Colorful World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us and others for a relaxing coloring experience making the world a bit more colorful. Bring your friends or make new ones. We supply the coloring pages or bring your own coloring book.  Activity for adults and teens over the age of sixteen. Refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Odom
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Escape Room

Can you make it out in time?

You will have a limited amount of time to solve a series of riddles, decipher the clues, and find the key to escape!

Do you have the brainpower and the skills needed to win?

Everthing will be provided and registration is not required.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Build a Better You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Make crafts that will help you relax! Make your own stress ball, dream jar, try your hand at Zen doodling and much more! We wil end our program with a healthy smoothie snack. Your mind and body will thank you for trying to build a better you! 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_treasurechest 6:00 PM Antique Appraisals with Jason Adams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring your favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason Adams. Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms). For large items, you can bring a photograph.

For those wanting their items appraised, please register in advance beginning Tuesday, June 20. Space is limited to 25 individual registrants for appraisals.

Spectators are welcome and do not need to register.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Bee-Friendly Gardening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Bee-Friendly Gardening

Tuesday, July 18, 6 pm

Have you always wondered how to attract and support pollinators with your home garden? Summit County Master Gardener Peggy Cartwright will give tips and tricks for creating a bee-friendly environment in your own backyard.

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For July, we will discuss AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    Location: Green
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM Investment Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 pm 

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely
market topics and potential solutions to help you stay on track.  
Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228.

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing,  including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for brining out the best of the writer's work.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_bush.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Shade Gardening with Hostas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn all about hostas from Barrie Kridler of Kridler Gardens, who specialize in hostas and rare perennials.  This presentation will include a slide show and examples of varying types of hostas for participants to examine.

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

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

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

For the month of July, we will discuss ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    Location: Green
 
misc_chefshat 7:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKBOOK CLUB

Like to try new recipes?  Want to spend an evening at the library meeting new friends and sharing culinary ideas?  Cookbook Club has started at the Nordonia Hills Branch!  This is an interactive group for discussing all things cooking, comparing recipes, and trying new eats!

Club meeting is held the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday July 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Ages 2-5: Join us for stories, music, movement and crafts.

July 19 - We build up and break down the story of the three little pigs.

    Location: Norton
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

July 19 Mad Science

    Location: Green
 
rec_aerobics 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring the Pilates Method Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about this system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.  This two-part series will explore a brief history of the method founded by Joseph Pilates, familiarize participants with essential key poses, and provide a check list of what to do, and what not to do to prevent injuries.  Bring a mat and a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes.

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

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

Wednesday, July 19, 11:30 am

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Rockin' Robots

 

    Location: Mogadore
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misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Meditation with Simone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system through sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), and stress reduction meditation (visualization). The parasympathetic nervous system controls the “rest and digest” response in the body which is a system that slows the heart and breathing rate, and causes blood vessels to dilate thus improving blood flow. For those planning to attend this session, wearing loose or stretchy clothing is recommended. Instructor: Simone Richardson, Librarian, Business & Government Division. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Meditation with Simone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system through sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), and stress reduction meditation (visualization).

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

June 21 HOME by Harlan Coben

July 19 THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

August 16 LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY: FOUR WOMEN UNDERCOVER IN THE CIVIL WAR by Karen Abbott 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
nat_summertime 1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

July 19 Mad Science

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

June 14 - Hula Hoop with Meryl Hornyak - Learn some new moves.

June 21 - OUtback Ray - Meet some exotic animals in this interactive program.

June 28 - Rick Smith, Jr. - Interactive magic show with one of the best in the world.

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

July 19 - Build a Body - Families get fit togther in this fun workout.

July 26 - Lindsay Bonilla - Storytelling around the theme of Peace Building.

    Location: Odom
 
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Afternoon Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

FENCES starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2 pm

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Rockin' Robots

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Past Times Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 19, 2 pm

Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

Rebel Queen

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Songs and “Tails” from the Woods: Summer Reading Weekly Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Weekly Programs, WEDNESDAYS, June 14 – July 26, 2 pm
Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register.

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

June 21: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

July 5: Mad Science An entertaining and funny way to look at science

July 12: Storigami with Christina Kallevig Origami and stories together!

July 19: Songs and “Tails” from the Woods Musicians Sam Sapp and Sarah Matheny   

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_drum3 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program!

Listen to drums and stories with Sogbety Diamonde!

    Location: North Hill
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rick Smith Jr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibray.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
July 19- Rick Smith Jr will dazzle us with his magic.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Apptastic Afternoon: Escape Room Edition

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_yoga 3:00 PM Yoga Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA FUN!

Join Nirvana Yoga for some yoga fun!

This program is for children in grades K-4.

Please register in advance.

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
 
trans_car 6:00 PM WRHS Presents Vehicles of the Western Reserve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Western Reserve Historical Society Presents:

Vehicles of the Western Reserve

At one time, Cleveland was the automobile capital of the world.  Take a ride through the Western Reserve at the turn of the 20th century and discover a treasure of Cleveland-made vehicles.  Light refreshments served.

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

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM Writers Guild of Nordonia Hills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WRITERS GUILD OF NORDONIA HILLS

Writers Wanted!  New writers and old hands welcome, fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between.  Have your work critiqued and give feedback to others in a fun and friendly enviroment.

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm and movement activities. With luck we’ll be able to play in the Reading Garden!

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

Thursday, July 20, 10:30 am

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

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

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
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rec_aerobics 11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Stretch, Breath and Lunge into summer fun!  Nancy Gardner leads a family-fun workout for the whole family.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Book Dominoes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. How many books can we stack in a domino line in our community meeting room? Stop by to help us set them up, then knock them down.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_flamingo 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Akron Zoo

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to the first 110 people.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
ent_drum1 1:00 PM Sogbety Diomande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

This show features traditional West African drumming on djembe drums.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Sunprints Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ll arrange compositions of natural or manmade items on sun sensitive paper and use sunlight to create graphic art.

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_wizard_hat 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: The Magic of David Anthony Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Rockin’ Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
trans_car 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BALLOON RACE CAR

make a balloon powered race car and race your friends.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create Your Own Buttons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Express yourself by creating your own 3-inch buttons using our button maker and old magazines and comics.

    Location: North Hill
 
eth_pyramid.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tower Power Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tower Power - building games and fun challenges.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Volunteen Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Need some extra volunteer hours for school or college application? Join us to make pet blankets to donate to a local animal shelter and work on other service projects.

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_tennis 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pickle Ball Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

What is Pickle Ball? Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. If you like Ping Pong, or you enjoy Tennis, you will enjoy Pickle Ball. Join us at the Firestone Park Community Center to see if you have what it takes to play Pickle Ball. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_chefshat 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, July 20, 6 pm 

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

Theme: Salads

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bricks for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Build, Explore, Create!  Bricks 4 Kidz bring a mound full of Legos and other building activities so let your imagination go wild. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: The Palm Beach Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Mix a delightful script by Preston Sturges with sparkling acting by Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea and Mary Astor and you end up with a screwball comedy masterpiece! 88 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
lib_book3 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy a diverse selection of titles.  New members are always welcome.

Please call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_guitar01 7:00 PM The Music of Mark Twain Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE MUSIC OF MARK TWAIN

This program looks at the life and times of one of America's greatest writers---through a musical lens!  Mr. Clemens' childhood years on the banks of the Mississippi, his travels, literary work, and lifelong love of music.  Includes performances of period songs on instruments of the day:  Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Piano, Harmonica, and Pennywhistle.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday July 21, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Summer Movies - Build a Better Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd. Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Friday afternoon movie that uplifts and inspires building a better mind.  Movies for Adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

July 21 HIDDEN FIGURES

    Location: Odom
 
office_money_bills_coins 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Planning for Your Great Escape--Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    With increased market volatility, economic uncertainty, longer lifetimes and rising household expenses, achieving a great retirement seems harder all the time. This seminar realistically discusses the challenges ahead and provides time-tested solutions audience members can start implementing right away. It shows how to make the most of your asset building years, including getting retirement saving tax break you’re entitled to. It also discusses maximizing the Social Security and Medicare benefits, as well as passing on more to heirs. Financial Adviser Angela Byers will answer your questions. Please call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Take-it Make-it Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Experimenting with Watercolor

Experiment and learn about watercolors and multiple resist techniques with Vicki O’Dell.   Create two 8x10 pieces suitable for framing.  Please wear “play clothes”; you may get messy. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

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

Getting Started in African American Genealogy

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

This class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library.

To register, please call or email the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM Marvelous Memory Wire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Judy Fitzgerald to create a beautiful memory wire bracelet.  Supplies will be provided.  Space is limited, so call 330-745-6126 to register.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_asl_h 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Series with Paula Wray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Interested in learning how to sign?  Come to these sessions of lessons, games, and songs, and learn more.  No prior knowledge of sign language is necessary!  This class is for adults.  Children over 10 may come if accompanied by an adult.

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

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 2:00 PM Comic Book Club for grades 4-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Do you love to draw and talk about comics? Join us for our quarterly meeting.

Grades 4-12

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Recycling Rhythm: A DIY Instrument Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Recycling Rhythm: A DIY Instrument Workshop
Saturday, July 22, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Let’s help to build a better world with music!
Create your own musical instruments from recycled materials,
give new life to discarded objects, and discover a new world of sound.
Registration is requested.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_bee.GIF 2:30 PM Science Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SCIENCE SATURDAY

What is the only food that doesn't spoil?  Honey!  Come and learn more amazing bee facts from Kristopher & Evona Gaughan.

Do you like to see how things work?  Are you a hands-on-type of kid?  This program is for you and your family.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Sunday July 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Dr. U R Awesome Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Dr. U R Awesome, a Guinness Book of World Records holder, will blow up some fun with his bubble show.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Summer Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 2-3 1/2years old.  Children must be accompanied by their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, songs, dancing & a craft each week with Miss Jessica.

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
food_salad 2:00 PM Cooking Caravan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Cooking Caravan comes to our library for a Chef Battle!

    Location: Highland Square
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misc_balloons 5:00 PM Building Recipes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Building Recipes

Special guests Cooking Caravan will square off in a Chef Battle that features audience members as sous chefs and judges.

Registration appreciated

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

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

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

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new. No registration required – just come on in and use our space. 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Campfire Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Campfire Story Time

Mondays, June 19, July 24, 6:30 pm

Families, join us outside for a special storytime with stories, songs, and activities. No registration is necessary. Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
holiday_birthdaycake 6:30 PM Stephen King: America’s Boogeyman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

In honor of King’s 70th birthday, we will take a look at his works, adaptations, and influence on American pop culture. Those who avoid Mr. King’s books may gain a better insight into his works, and ideas on where to begin reading. And long-time King fans may learn something about the author they didn’t know before.  Presented by Patrick Manning.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_ 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fun with the Pre-Fab Four: Micky, Mike, Davy & Peter of the Monkees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Fun with the Pre-Fab Four: Micky, Mike, Davy, & Peter of the Monkees

Spend an hour with music enthusiast Ray Carmen as he presents rarely seen videos and plays little-known songs from everyone's favorite manufactured pop band that went on to become a genuine recording and performing entity.

    Location: North Hill
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Rhymes, music, books, and bounces followed by group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

This series of programs is designed for children ages 2-5. Adults caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun! Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones get ready to learn when they go to school.

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 10:30 am

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.
Please call 330-836-1081 to register for these programs. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 25, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

Family Story Time ages 6 months- 6 years
Tuesdays, June 13- July 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Children bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music, rhymes, gardening, and more. No registration required. Please note we will have a variety of outdoor activities during story time please lather up with sun screen and be ready to get dirty, messy and potentially wet.

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

Join us for a family-friendly story time with stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun! All ages welcome.  (No program July 4th)

 

 

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

Ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Story Hour Picnic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Story Hour Picnic
Tuesday July 25, immediately following Story Hour
Please consider staying after story hour for a picnic. Please bring your own sandwiches and a picnic blanket. We will provide Lemonade, fruit, and munchies. This is a fun and relaxing way to wrap up a summer of fun. In the event of rain, we will enjoy an indoor picnic instead.

 

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

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

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

Poof Daddy's Comedy Magic Show

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM Family Shows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Party Couture - July 25

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

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Jason Alan Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Jason Alan Magic presents a thrilling & hilarious magic show will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.  You’ll want to catch this Fairlawn-Bath Library debut performance.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_hammer 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Build a LEGO Maze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Work together with your friends and other teens to build a maze out of Lego's. Build a more traditional maze for others to work their way through or try your hand at building a more complicated Rube Goldberg Machine. Please register in advance for this program.

 

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Egg Drop-a-thon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

To participate in this program, you must be on time.  We will be working in teams to engineer a contraption to keep a raw egg from breaking when being dropped from the roof of the library.  Prizes will be given for the best contraptions.  Eggs will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM School Age Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LINDSAY BONILLA

Interactive storyteller from World of Difference will share some wonderful stories!

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
 
z_cust_mcteen 2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Cupcake Wars!  Given an allotted time and designated supplies decorate a prize-winning cupcake.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_sun 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Master Chef- Sweet Treat Challenge

Combine delicious treats with scrumptious toppings to make a culinary wonder. 

Put your signature spin on the challenge to wow the judge and you could be crowned champion.

Everthing will be provided.  Please register as supplies may be limited.

    Location: Norton
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Peace, Love and Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Fill your world with a rainbow of colors! Learn different tie dye techniques and create your own tie dye t-shirt. We'll finish off with an awesome taste-the-rainbow treat. Yes, we're talking skittles!

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM Teens Do Something! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

This is a NEW way for kids going into 5th grades through 12th grades to volunteer!  We will meet twice a month on Tuesdays at 3:30pm to do a different type of project.  Some projects will be:  making survival bracelets for the military, cards for shut-ins and cookies for firefighters.

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

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

Tuesday, July 25, 3:30-5 pm 

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.

 

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

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

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

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

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

Are you a music lover? This club could be for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next metting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Cool Summer Concerts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Spread out on the front lawn and enjoy free concerts from some of the best local bands around! If weather is unfavorable, the concert will be moved inside. 

July 25- Missle Toe

 

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM The Novel in You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing,  including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for brining out the best of the writer's work.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Stories, music and puppets followed by crafts and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time for Ages 2-5: Join us for stories, music, movement and crafts.

July 26 We learn about Nature Diggers and try to do what they do.

    Location: Norton
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM NatureConnect Create! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Make Wednesday mornings a day of exploration!    Dress for mess and outdoor weather as we engage in a variety of nature activities around our property. Create a nature-inspired craft to take home.   

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_kite 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nature Adventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-3

Together we will explore and tend to our Nature Connect garden and then finish with a creative craft to take home.

Design your own kite to fly on windy summer days.

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

Wednesday, July 26, 11:30 am

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Party Couture featuring TKO Entertainment, Dance Party

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Memory Cafe:An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

June 14 - Hula Hoop with Meryl Hornyak - Learn some new moves.

June 21 - OUtback Ray - Meet some exotic animals in this interactive program.

June 28 - Rick Smith, Jr. - Interactive magic show with one of the best in the world.

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

July 19 - Build a Body - Families get fit togther in this fun workout.

July 26 - Lindsay Bonilla - Storytelling around the theme of Peace Building.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM Celebrate Summer Reading Party: Summer Reading Weekly Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Weekly Programs, WEDNESDAYS, June 14 – July 26, 2 pm
Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to register.

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

June 21: Magician Rick Smith, Jr. Cutting edge, breathtaking magic

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

July 5: Mad Science An entertaining and funny way to look at science

July 12: Storigami with Christina Kallevig Origami and stories together!

July 19: Songs and “Tails” from the Woods Musicians Sam Sapp and Sarah Matheny   

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2 pm

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
Party Couture featuring TKO Entertainment, Dance Party

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole - Build a Better World - Children's Program!

Wonder about Jason Allen's Magic!

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Akron Zoo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfiled Library.org   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
July 26-  Akron Zoo will entertain and educated us with some critters from the zoo
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Community Kindness

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  We will alternate between using Playstation 4 and Xbox One.  Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Teen Program: Retro Gaming Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Program: Retro Gaming Day

Wednesday, July 26, 3 pm

Try your hand at some board and card games, learn their history and enjoy a game-themed snack!

    Location: Northwest Akron
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office_dollarsign 6:00 PM Couponing 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COUPONING 101

Come learn how to save money using coupons!  Rachel Krych, local blogger and columnist, teaches a FUN-FILLED class, where she covers where to get coupons, how to organize them, and how to maximize your savings at stores such as Target, CVS, and Giant Eagle.  This class is great for beginners!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
trans_plane1 6:00 PM Fly Girls: World War II Women Pilots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Local historian, Ray Hoffman, will discuss female pilots during WWII. Numbering more than 1,000, they flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. Thirty-eight female fliers lost their lives while serving during the war, all in accidents.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Summer Evening in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Evening in the Garden with Musical Group "Librarians with Hickeys." 

Join us in the our beautiful NatureConnect Readin Garden for an early evening summer concert.

Garden benches are available but you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and relax on the lawn.

We will make use of our meeting room should it rain.  Light summer snacks will be provided.

 

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

READERS CHOICE OF A DONALD BAIN MYSTERY

Title: Murder, She Wrote: The Maine Mutiny, Author: Jessica FletcherTitle: Murder, She Wrote: You Bet Your Life, Author: Jessica FletcherTitle: Murder, She Wrote: Aloha Betrayed, Author: Jessica Fletcher

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm and movement activities. With luck we’ll be able to play in the Reading Garden!

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

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 am

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

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

Stories, music, and activities for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

For ages 3 - 5 (a caretaker must be present)

Each week we will share stories, songs, and movement as well as a special activity.

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Parachute Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PARACHUTE PLAY

We will use music and movement to play parachute games!

Toddler Parachute Play is for ages 2-5.

Please register in advance.

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

Join us for eight weeks of family fun programs! No registration required.

Sing a Song Sing-Along with musician Sam Sapp from Sammytunes.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_earth 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

Join us outside in our NatureConnect space for this hands on story time. We will tend the garden, enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and end with a creative activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
anim_owl 1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Jungle Safari Show, Katie Bee Entertainment

Entertainment and creative fun for all ages.
Our shows are limited to the first 110 people.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Glass Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Drinking glasses and glass mugs make great blank canvases for painting. Create something beautiful and useful for yourself or to give as a gift.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_parrot2.GIF 1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a dazzling show of magic and card throwing!

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 1:00 PM STEM@Sylvan: Robotics in Action! Bridge into fall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

We invite you to join Sylvan and our team at the library as we begin to explore in the amazing world of robotics through STEM. You'll begin to build, program, and improve robots while engaging in friendly competition! 

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
food_coffeecup 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Learn new techniques and the joy of adult coloring. This program is great for any skill level. Come and share in the fun. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akornlibrary.org
   

Thursday Matinees
1-3 pm
Kick back and relax with our family friendly movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and juice.

July 27 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Location: Richfield
 
anim_rabbit 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Outback Ray Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Sogbety Diomande Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

Chill in our Auditorium and enjoy these movies!  Groups welcome.

June 8: The Secret Life of Pets-Rated G, 87 min.

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

June 22: Finding Nemo-Rated G, 100 min.

June 29: Finding Dory-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 6: Inside Out-Rated PG, 95 min.

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

July 27:  The Angry Birds Movie-Rated PG, 97 min.

August 3: The BFG-Rated PG, 117 min.

August 10:  James and the Giant Peach-Rated PG, 79 min.

August 17: Lego Movie-Rated PG, 100 min.

August 24: Lego Batman-Rated PG, 104 min.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_tshirt 2:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NO SEW T-SHIRT BAG

Make your own no-sew, upcycled t-shirt bag.  All supplies are provided, unless you would like to bring your own t-shirt to turn into a bag.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
ent_magic 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jason Alan Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Jason Alan Interactive Magic Show.  Magic is what you love in Norton so we had to offer you a second show.

    Location: Norton
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elect_clock_alarm 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minute-to-Win-It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Do you have what it takes to complete the tasks in under a minute? Test your skills against others for a chance to win some cool prizes. Snacks will be provided.

    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:00 PM Book Cover Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Cover Bingo – July 27

What are your favorite books?  Mark them off your game sheet as they are called out and win some fabulous prizes.

For ages 11 - 18

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

This class focuses on the types of genealogical information and sources researchers encounter, what to expect when working with U.S. vital records and obituaries, and basic strategies for finding these records. As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended. Please stop in to register or call us at 330-666-4888.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 6:00 PM NEW! The Mystery Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling mystery inside. Using objects, clues, puzzles and the power of observation we must make sense of what is in front of us.  Working in teams, put your deduction skills to the test as you may find additional clues using websites to research character profiles, locations and much more.  Part story, part game, all interactive – join us for a night of fun!  Which team will finish first?  Bring a snack to share.  Please register in advance.

 

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_thread 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Three Stooges Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Join Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp in a collection of hilarious comedy shorts. 80 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Slow Flow Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

 Link breath and movement while you stretch and strengthen, in this slow paced yoga class with a focus on proper alignment in poses.

    Location: Richfield
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM Nerd Music: An Evolving Art Form Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NERD MUSIC:  AN EVOLVING ART FORM

Nicholas Taylor presents an look of the evolution of video game technology and its effect on the change and expansion of game and related music, resulting in its inclusion into the overall cultural artistic expressions around the world.

This presentation also explores this music's effect on American orchestras and overall music composition.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
school_chemistry2 2:00 PM Science Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

STEM activities for grades 2-6.  Join us for some fun, hands-on, science activities.

Grades 2-6

 

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

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF On Your Own Remind Me about this Event