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Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME 

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

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

Preschool Story Time
 Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  We'll explore the world through books, songs, fingerplays, and other visuals and activities.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Open Lab: Tablets and Devices Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Lab: Tablets and Devices

Come with your questions! Come to practice what you’ve learned in class!

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM World Languages Workshop for Educators Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Registration is requested for the following workshop. Please call 330-643-9020 or email bgdiv@akronlibrary.org.

Integrating Authentic Cultural Resources into Curriculum

Presenter: Kathleen Shelton, Ohio Department of Education.

An essential component of a proficiency-based world language classroom is using authentic cultural resources in the target language. In this workshop teachers will use free online tech tools to make authentic videos more comprehensible to novice and intermediate language learners, helping them acquire a deeper understanding of the target language and the content being presented. Authentic resources will also be used in the creation of reading, listening and communication tasks that connect higher level thinking skills with depth of understanding. Collaboration time, sample lessons, tools and resources will be provided.

  • 5 contact hours will be provided.
  • Please bring laptop and authentic video and/or text resources.  
  • One hour lunch on your own.

Main Library is located at 60 South High Street in downtown Akron. For directions, click here.

Parking available in adjacent deck.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Workshop: Studio-in-a-Box with Digital Camera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the Studio-in-a-Box with Digital Camera. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Urban Birds - Weekly Birdwatching in Downtown Akron

Join the weekly 10-minute bird observation in the Library Park on the corner of South Main and Mill Streets, rain or shine.  Our findings go to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, which collects records of birds in cities throughout the nation.  No registration necessary.  You don't need binoculars, but you may bring them if you wish.  All ages and birding experience levels welcome.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

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

 Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM Movies@Main: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster

Thrills, chills and things that go bump in the night!  Don’t watch it alone!  Starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.  Rated PG-13.  103 min

 
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Workshop: 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the 3D printer. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm

June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 14

 

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our certified dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Thursday, August 25, 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. 

COOKING FROM THE FARMERS’ MARKET by William-Sonoma

    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster

Thrills, chills and things that go bump in the night!  Don’t watch it alone!  Starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.  Rated PG-13.  103 min

 
 

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

LOCK & MORI by Heather Petty

MASKED TRUTH by Kelley Armstrong

NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano

 

Read one, read all, your choice!  We’re taking a summer break as we sit back and enjoy an easy Teen read – or so you think!  See what’s trending with today’s teen readers.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_bookflipping 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Discussion Group

Come join us discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles. New members are always welcome.

For more information, call the Highland Square Branch Library at 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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
   

This group examines a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.  New members are always welcome. Call 330-376-2927 for more information.

 

    Location: Highland Square
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
rec_yoga 12:30 PM YOGA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches to incorporate into 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.  Attend one class or the whole series, and please dress in comfortable clothing.  

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Our Ancestors from Europe: How to Discover Their Individual Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Our Ancestors from Europe: How to Discover Their Individual Stories, featuring John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.

John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C., where he's worked at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program. He has also been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research (Washington, DC), the Genealogical Institute of Texas (Dallas), and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (Springfield, Ill.). His publications include They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record and Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans.

Program Schedule:

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

9:45 – 10:45    Passenger Arrival Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15   Naturalizations Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on Your Own

1:30 – 2:30      Re-discovering “La Famiglia:” Accessing and Using the Records of Italy

2:30 – 3:00      Break

3:00 – 4:00      Discovering the REAL Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors 

The program is free and open to the public, and parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
ent_microphone1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Steampunk 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

STEAMPUNK 101 PRESENTED BY THE CLEVELAND ZEPPELIN UNION

Cleveland Zeppelin Union, the Cleveland-Area steampunk comunity, presents Steampunk 101 and How to Dress Steampunk, with demostrations and Q&A sessions.  Includes steampunk-themed crafts.  Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders' Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 4th Saturday of the month (June 25, July 23, August 27), 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of blocks
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday August 28, 2016 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   
   

Sunday Story Time Sampler
Every Sunday, 2 pm

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

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
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lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your baby’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Bring a blanket or yoga mat and your baby’s favorite toy. Dress for messy play experiences. Miss KT also recommends having in your diaper bag an extra outfit for baby to change into afterwards if needed.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Yoga Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330-643-9050   tsaylor@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Play

Mondays in August, 2 pm

For 3-5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:00 PM Western Reserve Historical Society presents Eliot Ness’ Cleveland: Prohibition, Beer and the Torso M Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Travel back in time when Cleveland had bootleggers, speakeasies and unsolved crime.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet With Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, June 6-August 29, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Tea and coffee will be served. No registration required. (*No meeting July 4 – Library Closed, Independence Day)

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM 5th & 6th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PIECES AND PLAYERS by Blue Balliett

Title: Pieces and Players, Author: Blue Balliett

One Monday each month at 6:30pm, we will meet to talk about this month's book with others over a drink and a snack.

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

All Ages

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your child’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. 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! Dress for messy play experiences and consider bringing your child a change of clothes. Miss JoAnna is excited to share this special time with you and your child.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Workshop: Button Maker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the Button Maker. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Workshop: Media Transfer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the Media Transfer. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

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

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Tile Coasters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY TILE COASTERS

Make your own set of tile coasters, using scrapbooking paper and glue.  If you would like to use personal photos instead, please bring a set of four to the class.

Please register in advance.

 

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner- & Intermediate-Friendly. 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_paintbucket 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reduce Stress with Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
Wednesday August 31, 2016 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   
   

Baby Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

A lap-sit story time for children from birth to 2 years old with an adult caregiver. We'll explore the world through books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities.  A 20-25 minute story time followed by play time.

 

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

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

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Friday September 30, 2016 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.

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE by David Wroblewski

    Location: Firestone Park
 
nat_leaf_fall NatureConnect DIY2Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Visit, explore and enjoy our NatureConnect area. Be a Nature Detective and use our binoculars and observation notebooks to sketch and record what you discover.  

DIY2Go Folded Leaf Craft

    Location: Portage Lakes
Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Inside/Out Art & Coloring Contest @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

This all-age coloring contest will run September 1-October 31.

Stop by and check out the beautiful reproduction of “The Seine at Andelys” by artist Abel G. Warshawsky in front of our building. Inside|Out is a community-activated art project that brings high-quality art reproductions from the Akron Art Museum's collection into your neighborhood. This art piece will be on display until the end of October, and we’re celebrating with a Library coloring contest! One winner for the coloring contest will be chosen from each of three age groups--children, teen, and adult—and all entries will be on display in the Library. Visit the Library for all the details!

    Location: Goodyear
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME 

Our program features bounces, songs, and stories.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 1 – November 17, 10:15 am (no story time September 15)

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.

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

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

Wokka Wokka Story Time for children age 6-25 months with their caregivers

Enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and song, book sharing and new friends!

Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22

10:30 - 11:15 AM

Please call or email to register.  Thank you.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kidsreading 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursdays, September 1-October 6, 11:30 am
 
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! 
Ages 5 and under.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_kidsreading 12:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Word Practical Application Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Word Practical Application Project

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_knitting 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Knit & Crochet Club

Do you love to knit or crochet?
Join us for the sharing of ideas and instruction.
Basic supplies provided to help get you started.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_party1 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Back to School Bash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the new school year by making locker swag and decorating school supplies. 

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Healthy Fall Food Ideas: A Three-Part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

   Gabriel Riazi from the Mustard Seed Market & Café will present some healthy & delicious recipes using fall-inspired foods, including samples.

Fall Favorites:  

   Do you beckon for a schmeken?  Finger foods, entertaining ideas & appetizers erupt with the colors and flavors of autumn.  Celebrate the season as Gabriel Riazi from the Mustard Seed Market & Café provides a cooking demo, samples and informative talk.  This experience is sure to be just what your kitchen needs to crisp up, refresh, and take all-natural to a whole new level.

    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   
   

Tired of completing the same jigsaw puzzle over and over again?  Put your skills to the test and team up with a partner or work with a group to see who can complete a new puzzle the fastest.  Bring a challenging puzzle to trade with another team.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: Hangover Square Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

From the original print ad: The screen’s most terrifying love story!  Exciting mystery and strange emotion!  Starring George Sanders, Linda Darnell and Laird Cregar.  77 min.  Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
Friday September 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
office_stamp.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day in collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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.

Limit 10 photos per person.  Please register in advance for an appointment time.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue Make and Take Saturdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Make and Take Saturdays

Stop in the library on the first Saturday of the month, pickup one of our simple kid’s craft kits, make it here or take it home with you! (While supplies last)

Marshmallow Engineering – Build some 3D shapes and structures.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

Heritage Quest

Go beyond Ancestry and discover other genealogy databases the Library has to offer. Join us to learn more about these great resources, including what they contain, how to access them, and how to do effective searches. Sessions will include an hour of demonstration and another hour of practice time with staff on hand to help. Heritage Quest provides home access to the U.S. census, city directories, digitized family and local histories, the PERiodical Source Index Archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and more. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Sept 3: Monster-ous Stories
Not so scary monster stories, a monster craft and monster games. Grrrr!

Sept 17: Give a Whoot for Owls!
Adorable owl stories, activities and a fun pinecone owl craft.

Oct 1: Pumpkin Palooza:
A celebration of everything pumpkin!

Oct 15: Have Fun with Fairy Tales

Nov 5: Fall Fairies

Nov 19: A Thankful Story Time with Elephant and Piggie
You’re Invited to a Party! Here’s your chance to thank Elephant and Piggie for all of their terrific stories.  Join us for some of their books and fun activities, including a dance party!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 welcome. 

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

Paws for Reading

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.

 
    Location: Green
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Family Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Like to create fun projects? Join the fun as each month we have new art experiences to try! Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with your masterpieces? Stay to visit and read to the dogs of Tails & Tales at 2 pm.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
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
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM Comic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st Saturday, (Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5)
For Grades 4+
In the TEEN Department

Come learn from professional artists, and be inspired to create your own cartoons and comics.
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

    Location: Main Library
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Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
Monday September 5, 2016 -  Saturday September 17, 2016 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.

Color Walk – Walk around the library and find something for each color.

    Location: Goodyear
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
Tuesday September 6, 2016 -  Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen Today's Teen Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Monday through Friday, September 6 – November 23

Stop at the desk and pick up today’s challenge. It could be anything from a word search to a tongue twister. Complete it and you get a piece of candy!

    Location: Goodyear
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Movers & Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

A music program for preschoolers ages 2-5 and their families to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Call 330-376-2927 to register.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Music Together Summit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 0-5 with their caregiver are invited to join David Palomo from Music Together Summit for dancing, singing and musical fun!

No registration required.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby & Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring your littlest learners for a program just for them! Finger plays and songs, stories, art experiences, and play time! Recommended for ages 2 and under, with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

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

Children ages 0-5 with their caregiver are invited to join David Palomo from Music Together Summit for dancing, singing and musical fun!

No registration required.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Move it or Lose it - Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Tuesdays, 2 pm

September 6, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

September 13, Mature Muscles Movement Class

September 20, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

September 27, Mature Muscles Yoga Class

Presented by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, Build A Body Personal Training

Participants should wear comfortable clothing (sweatpants, t-shirt, tennis shoes) and bring a towel and water bottle.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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nat_sun 3:30 PM Back to School Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Beat the back to school blues and make an awesome craft for your locker using chalkboard paint. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM AT 330-864-5721.

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:30 PM Wii Game Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, September 6, 3:30 pm
Challenge your friends in friendly Wii competition. 
Play our games or bring some of your own (all games must be rated E).

Teen/Grades 5-12

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Perler Bead Pokemon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Make your favorite Pokemon from melty perler beads.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Workshop: Laser Engraver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Laser Engraver

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the laser engraver. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

     Join local attorney, Linda Ulinski, for an eight-part series designed to educate the public on various financial issues.

Part One: Last Will & Testament 

     Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the basics of Estate Planning. Covered topics include writing your Will, considering a Power of Attorney and the necessity of Advanced Health Care Directives.

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

 

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cassandra Walker   330-628-9228   cwalker@akronlibrary.org
   


Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 pm

We will be discussing SIXKILL by Robert B. Parker

Copies of discussion books are available at the Mogadore circulation desk upon request. 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_quilt3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Coloring Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@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
 
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 for adults only.  Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126 or stopping in to visit us at the Firestone Park Branch Library. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Color It So Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, September 6, November 1, 6:30-7:30 pm

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

We will meet the 1st Tuesday of each month. No registration necessary. (*No program on October 4)

 

    Location: Goodyear
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Workshop: Recording Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Recording Studio

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the recording studio. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Windows 10 [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 10 [DEMO]

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.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Mogadore
 
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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

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

Finding reliable health information on the Interent can be challenging. Learn how to find websites, databases, and journal articles that offer scientifically-based information that has already been evaluated by medical experts. Basic computer skills recommended. Classes will be held in the Science & Technology Division at Main Library.

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

Stop the world and embrace your inner child!   Studies show coloring and creative writing 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins August 29.

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

BOOK DISCUSSION FOR ADULTS

Join us the first Wednesday of each month @ 1 pm for a variety of literature, relaxed discussion and refreshments.  Discussion books are available at the front desk.

In September we will discuss:  THE RUINS OF LACE by Iris Anthony

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM File Maintenance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

File Maintenance

Learn to create folders & organize & manage your files & folders. You will practice copying, moving, & deleting items, & exploring your recycle bin. You’ll perform maintenance tasks such as defragging your hard drive & installing Windows & other updates.  Attendance at Basic Windows Skills is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
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   
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

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

No registration required

    Location: Norton
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misc_none 6:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion at Artisan Coffee House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk

September 7- Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Movie: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

50th Anniversary Star Trek movie series

Wednesdays, 6 pm

September 7 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (PG)

On a routine inspection of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Admiral James T. Kirk's Starfleet career enters a new chapter as a result of his most vengeful nemesis: Khan Noonien Singh, the genetically enhanced conqueror from the late 20th-century Earth.

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
med_bag2 6:30 PM Medicare with Sharon Honroth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Are you turning 65 or coming off a company plan?  Confused about the different parts of Medicare what is covered and what isn’t?  Don’t navigate the Medicare Maze alone!  Sharon Honroth, an independent insurance agent from from Kaz Co., will explain Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplements and Part D Prescription Plans at this educational seminar.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Reader's Choice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 pm

We will be discussing FLIGHT OF DREAMS by Ariel Lawhon

Copies of discussion books are available at the Mogadore circulation desk upon request. 

    Location: Mogadore
 
med_stethoscope 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Is Google Good Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Finding reliable health information on the Internet can be challenging. Learn how to find websites, databases, and journal articles that offer scientifically-based information that has already been evaluated by medical experts. Basic computer skills recommeneded. Classes will be held in the Science & Technology Division at Main Library. 

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_games 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Evolution of Tabletop Gaming with Social Meeples Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30-8 pm

Come learn about how tabletop gaming has evolved through the years. Charles Gillespie, owner of Social Meeples LLC, will provide an overview of the history of gaming and what it looks like today.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 1 – November 17, 10:15 am (no story time September 15)

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.

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

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

Wokka Wokka Story Time for children age 6-25 months with their caregivers

Enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and song, book sharing and new friends!

Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22

10:30 - 11:15 AM

Please call or email to register.  Thank you.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime Playgroups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can meet up with story time friends during these special playtimes. Enjoy toys, literacy activities, and simple crafts. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursdays, September 1-October 6, 11:30 am
 
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! 
Ages 5 and under.
    Location: Maple Valley
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

     Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Also, try your hand at our new dot-to-dot books for adults, as well! Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and refreshments will be provided. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
z_come_together.GIF 2:00 PM Memory Café: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

You’re Never Too Grown Up to Play!

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, September 8, 3:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation.  All supplies provided.
 
School Age/Grades K-4
    Location: Mogadore
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm
September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17

Saturdays, 2-3 pm
September 17, October 15, November 19

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm

June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 14

 

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our certified dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Stick It to 'Em Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday at 4 pm for ages 11-18

Please register in advance.

Stick It to ‘Em – September 8

Come make some fun back to school projects with duct tape. Decorate school supplies like notebooks, feather/flower pens, and tote bags.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Workshop: Vinyl Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Vinyl Printer

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the vinyl printer. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

     Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Also, try your hand at our new dot-to-dot books for adults, as well! Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and refreshments will be provided. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
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 guest speaker Heather Barnes. Heather is a Patent Attorney and Partner at Brouse McDowell. She will be speaking about Copyrights and Copyright protection. Copyrights can be an important part of an inventor's portfolio. Come learn about them and what they can do for you.

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

    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Office 2013 Essential Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Office 2013 Essential Skills

Microsoft Office 2013 is the newest version of Microsoft Office. The new features include enhanced design tools, shared notebooks for working in groups, mobile versions and a digital notebook for managing and sharing multimedia information. This course will introduce you to the newest features before you begin our new Microsoft classes.  Completion of the Introduction Series is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Untold Story of Iwo Jima Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

His grandfather's suicide spurred Texas-based researcher Dennis Blocker to see if World War II played a part in his pain. The 14-year journey led Blocker to numerous libraries, including the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s archives which revealed information about three local shipmates. Astounded by what he discovered, Blocker contacted Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Mitch Weiss who was inspired by the detailed research now contained in a compelling new book, The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima. Join us for a presentation by Dennis Blocker. Discover the untold story of the crew of Landing Craft Infantry 449.

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

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday monthly, September 8, October 13, November 10, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM Movies@Main: The Jungle Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Rudyard Kipling’s treasured tale about Mowgli, a young boy raised by animals in an Indian Jungle.  Starring Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba.  Rated PG.  106 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
ent_microphone1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Presenter Series: Essential Oils Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Boost Your Immune System with Essential Oils

Get ready for Winter. Local instructor Karen Nitsch provides a catared talk on boosting your immune system using Essential Oils   Registration is requested but not necessary: 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Workshop: Studio in a Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Studio-in-a-Box

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the studio-in-a-box. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_cook 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM NEW Cookbook Club: Prepare & Share - – GENIUS RECIPES Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

GENIUS RECIPES:  100 RECIPES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU COOK by Kristen Migiore

Join fellow adult foodies as we debut a new program browsing cookbooks and sampling new recipes.   Each month we will enjoy a bite from a featured book, theme or celebrity chef.  Bring a prepared dish to share and a copy of your recipe.   Be ready to discuss your successes, substitutions, and mishaps along the way.  Paper products and silverware will be provided.  Featured cookbooks will be available at the branch in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_chess_knight 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess/Checkers Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Interested in learning chess or checkers or just want to play to improve your game?  Drop in for a friendly game once a month with a focus on learning the basics and having fun.  Some game sets will be available for use but feel free to bring your own as well.  For grades K-5.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_sun 9:15 AM Practice ACT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Teen Book Break-fast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Take a fast break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack while we review books from the Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award list.  Can’t join us for the book discussion, you can share your book reviews with Miss Kelly at kwilson@akronlibrary.org. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Read one, read all, your choice!

September 10: THE SWORD OF SUMMER by Rick Riordan; FOUR: A DIVERGENT COLLECTION by Veronica Roth; I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson

For more information about Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Awards like them on Facebook or visit their website http://www.bcbookaward.info/  and vote for the 2016 Nominations.

    Location: Portage Lakes
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rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM Tinkering Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

School Supply Art

Put your creativity to the test by using odds and ends and various mediums to construct your own unique art piece.  For grades 5 and up. Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
ent_circ_tentsm 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Akron Zoo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

The Zoomobile brings the animals right to our meeting room!

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

The Second Saturday of each month, 11 am
September 10, October 8, November 12

Share a book with a certified therapy dog!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Comeback Project with Summit Education Initiative Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Find out how you can finish your college degree or begin working on career credentials to gain a better life as representatives from the University of Akron and Stark State College speak about programs in our area that lead to successful careers. Lunch provided.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Robotics Express: SuperBOTs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Sumser   330.535.9423   asumser@akronlibrary.org
   

Robotics Express: SuperBOTs

For students in 6th through 12th grade. Mild-mannered scientists by day, crime fighters by night--many superheroes are super geniuses who use their brains as much as their own brawn. Program LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots to conquer challenges torn from the comic books. Presented by Gigalearn, LLC.

Registration required; space is limited.

    Location: North Hill
 
holiday_civil_war_x 2:00 PM Civil War and Emancipation, 1861-1865 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Michael Kovacevich, Civil War historian and reenactor.  Mr. Kovacevich speaks about Abraham Lincoln, his struggle to preserve the Union, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the contribution of black soldiers to the victory of the North over the South.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 2:00 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

LEGO Club (Grades K-5)

Saturdays, September 10, October 29, November 12, 2 pm

Drop in once a month to build and show off your creations! LEGOs will be provided.

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for these events.  Patrons with a food allergy should contact the branch.

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

Play Minecraft against your friends in the Downtown Akron cityscape.

This is an all ages program, but please call the Library to register as space is limited.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and 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.
    Location: Main Library
Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 29.

    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: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

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

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

For Children ages 2-3 1/2 years old with their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music and a simple craft with Miss Jessica. 

Registration begins Monday, August 29.

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

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm.

     DELICIOUS by Ruth Reichl

 

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

THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan

    Location: Tallmadge
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM Fly Guy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Reader Theatre and Craft

For those in Kindergarten to 3rd grade.

Please register in advance.

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

Mondays, September 12, October 10, November 14, 4 pm

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Workshop: Media Transfer Station Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Media Transfer Station

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the media transfer station. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, September 12-November 28, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. No registration required. (*No meeting September 5 – Library Closed, Labor Day)

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
z_cust_familyplace 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Grandparents and Me Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

We’re celebrating Grandparent’s Day!   Make a dozen of your favorite cookies with your grandchild and bring them to share in a cookie exchange. (Please provide a copy of the recipe as well.)   Stay and make a photo frame to capture this special memory with your grandchild. Aunts, Uncles & Honorary Grandparents welcome! Please register in advance. 

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

Jammie Time

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

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

Evening Book Discussion - RINGMASTER'S WIFE by Kristy Cambron

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Workshop: Green Screen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Green Screen Studio

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the green screen studio. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
trans_firetruck 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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

Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us. 

September 13: Happy Campers: Adventure waits during this dramatic playtime. Pitch a tent, enjoy campfire stories, fishing, and s’more!  
October 11: Shadow Play: An exploration of light, shadow and reflection.
November 8: Mini Makers: Materials available to inspire children to think, collaborate, problem solve, create and build together.
 

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Adult caregivers are invited to bring in our littlest patrons to enjoy books, music, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun.

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_note 10:30 AM Movers & Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

A music program for preschoolers ages 2-5 and their families to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Call 330-376-2927 to register.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Kim   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, September 13 to November 1, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, September 13, 10:30 am
Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
 
(There will be no program October 4)
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime Playgroups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can meet up with story time friends during these special playtimes. Enjoy toys, literacy activities, and simple crafts. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
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misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby & Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring your littlest learners for a program just for them! Finger plays and songs, stories, art experiences, and play time! Recommended for ages 2 and under, with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 11:15 AM Baby Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Kim     
   

Baby Story Time

(Birth to 24 months with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, September 13 to November 1, 11:15 am

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For September, we will discuss STILL LIFE by Louise Penny.

    Location: Green
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Move it or Lose it - Mature Muscles Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Tuesdays, 2 pm

September 6, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

September 13, Mature Muscles Movement Class

September 20, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

September 27, Mature Muscles Yoga Class

Presented by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, Build A Body Personal Training

Participants should wear comfortable clothing (sweatpants, t-shirt, tennis shoes) and bring a towel and water bottle.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 3:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_tshirt 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tee Shirt Tote Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn how to turn an old tee shirt into a tote bag. Bring your own awesome shirt or get stuck with one that we will provide.

    Location: Odom
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, September 13, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Knit and crochet to help the needy!   
If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM TWEEN STEAM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

If you love tinkering and hanging out with your friends too, then this is the program for you!  

From squishy circuits to science experiments we’ll spark your curiosity and show you learning is FUN!

Please call or stop by the Library to register.

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

     Join local attorney, Linda Ulinski, for an eight-part series designed to educate the public on various financial issues.

Part Two: Revocable Trust 

     Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through a complex but popular Estate Planning tool, the Revocable Living Trust. Covered topics include how to establish your trust and use it to manage your assets through various phases of life, including incompetence.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM Make Time for Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Make Time for Play

Time to unwind. Bring the kids in for some free play time.  We will have blocks, stackables, tunnels and tubes and more to explore and create.

For all ages.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_quilt3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Coloring Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@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
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you have a passion for doing good? Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend this session to explore the many options you can pursue on your way toward making a difference in your community.

Session highlights will include:

Defining what a nonprofit is

Advantages and disadvantages of forming a nonprofit

How to get started and common misconceptions

Alternatives to starting your own nonprofit

Program will be held at Main Library in Meeting Room 2 AB.

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Main Library
 
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, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM STEAM Playtime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Building the foundations for science, art and math learning for the young child.

 

Explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.

Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Food For Thought Book Talks with Marvin Phillips Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Food for Thought Book Talks

Wednesdays, 1 pm

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

September 14 THE AMERICAN READER edited by Diane Ravitch. Review led by Marvin Phillips. Excerpts read by local actors.

October 12 THE AMERICAN READER edited by Diane Ravitch. Review led by Marvin Phillips. Excerpts read by local actors.

November 9 LOST AKRON by Mark Price. Review led by Marvin Phillips.

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

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

Registration begins August 29.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club: Back to School Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Back to School Bingo

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   
   

A School Age program for kids Grades K-3

Brick Builders convene at the Norton Branch Library to take on monthly challenges and enjoy creative, free play.

LEGO bricks provided by the library

Please call the library to register.  Thanks!

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Workshop: Button Maker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Button Maker

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the button maker. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM In The Park: Nature Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Learn how to take great nature pictures with photographer John Landis (Bath Parks Instagram and Facebook administrator). In his own photography, Mr. Landis experiments with new techniques with his iPhone and his SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera—and you should, too! Bring your camera or cell phone—beginners welcome. After the photography presentation, we will take a hike through the park with the Field Station Manager, Lara Roketenetz, and look for photo opportunities. Participants are encouraged to submit pictures to the Library’s Fall into Nature photography contest. We will meet at the University of Akron Field Station, located with the Bath Nature Preserve, 4240 Ira Rd. Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
med_caduceus 6:00 PM Medicare 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Wednesday, September 14, 6 pm
Happy Birthday, You’re Turning 65!
Join Sharon Honroth as she guides you through the Medicare maze with emphasis on Medicare, Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription plans.
Please register for this program.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Movie: STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

50th Anniversary Star Trek movie series

Wednesdays, 6 pm

September 14 Star Trek IIi: The Search For Spock (PG)

Sarek, Spock's father, informs Captain Kirk that McCoy is harboring Spock's living essence. With that knowledge, Kirk steals the Enterprise and defies Starfleet's Genesis planet quarantine to help his friends.

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_party1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Roald Dahl Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Do you love The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda? Come celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday with a party for the whole family! No registration necessary. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

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

Cookbook Club

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

 
    Location: Green
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office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Rental Education: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    NID Housing Counseling Agency (a HUD-approved organization) will present a two-part series that will explain the role of being a tenant. These classes will provide information on fair housing and what it covers, tips for tenants when renting a property, how eviction works and how to avoid it, how to avoid scams when renting property and other topics to empower and educate you. It is important that you understand your rights. Please stop by or call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Workshop: Silhouette Curio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Silhouette Curio

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the Silhouette Curio. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

SOCRATES CAFE

The Socrates Cafe is a regular gathering of adults engaging in great conversation, exploring current events, thoughtful ideas, and reasoned debates. Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

For all patrons 16 & over. No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

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

Family Story Time

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

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, September 15, 10:30 am
Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
 
(There will be no program on October 6)

 

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Wokka Wokka Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Wokka Wokka Story Time for children age 6-25 months with their caregivers

Enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and song, book sharing and new friends!

Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22

10:30 - 11:15 AM

Please call or email to register.  Thank you.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursdays, September 1-October 6, 11:30 am
 
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! 
Ages 5 and under.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested.

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

Beginner -&Intermediate- Friendly. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Sumser   330.535.9423   asumser@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Crafternoons

For students in grades 5 and up. Get crafty while listening to music and enjoying an afternoon snack. Registration requested.

September 15th: Washi Tape Creations

    Location: North Hill
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anim_bee.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bug Bonanza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Bug Bonanza
Thursday, September 15, 3:30 pm
Join Miss Erica and a Summit Metro Parks Naturalist to explore
and discover a few of the 10 quintillion insects that live in the United States.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and discuss your favorite Manga and Anime while enjoying a snack and watching some clips. 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM Author Talk with Ann Otto Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, September 15, 6 pm
Local author Ann Otto has degrees in Organization Development, English, and History, and has written her first book Yours in a Hurry
This historical novel is based on her grandfather, great aunt, and great uncle who left rural Portage County in 1909 to head west to seek new opportunities. 
In their travels, the characters encounter aviators, American heroes, and film stars.
Come hear their stories and stay after for a book signing with the author.
 
 
Sponsored by the Mogadore Historical Society.
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Medicare 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

     Are you new to Medicare or find it confusing? You’re not alone! This program will help you understand Medicare, what it covers and what it does not. You will learn about Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plans. This program is presented by Sharon Honroth.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build it Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends form Bricks 4 Kidz!  Build, play and explore with Legos of all shapes and sizes.  Follow a kit or free build on your own.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 1-3 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel Practical Application

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Library Book Sale Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

The preview sale is open to all Friends of the Library Members. Memberships can be purchased at the door.

The proceeds from this sale benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_bunch1 12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

This book sale is open to the general public and all proceeds benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends' Bag Sale is from 10 am - 3 pm and is open to the general public.

All proceeds from the bag sale benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_cat 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club - Black Cat Bean Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Create a Black cat silhouette against a full moon perfect to display for Halloween!  Simply by gluing dried beans on a canvas, create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Bohanon   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory-Friendly Story Time

3rd Saturdays monthly, September 17, October 15, November 19

10:30 am and 11:30 am

This is a sensory-aware story time set in a welcoming environment for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers.  Components include schedule board, double visuals, balance beam and play time to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in the program.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Basic Fitness Techniques with Fred Mills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    Join us for this informative program with personal trainer Fred Mills. At this program, Mr. Mills will demonstrate the best way to get the most out of your workouts. Mr. Mills has been a personal trainer for over 30 years. He has competed and won three Men’s Masters bodybuilding competitions. He is also the owner of Fred’s Fitness.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Fold3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Fold3

Go beyond Ancestry and discover other genealogy databases the Library has to offer. Join us to learn more about these great resources, including what they contain, how to access them, and how to do effective searches. Sessions will include an hour of demonstration and another hour of practice time with staff on hand to help. Fold3 provides home access to military records, city directories, naturalization records and more. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Sept 3: Monster-ous Stories
Not so scary monster stories, a monster craft and monster games. Grrrr!

Sept 17: Give a Whoot for Owls!
Adorable owl stories, activities and a fun pinecone owl craft.

Oct 1: Pumpkin Palooza:
A celebration of everything pumpkin!

Oct 15: Have Fun with Fairy Tales

Nov 5: Fall Fairies

Nov 19: A Thankful Story Time with Elephant and Piggie
You’re Invited to a Party! Here’s your chance to thank Elephant and Piggie for all of their terrific stories.  Join us for some of their books and fun activities, including a dance party!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Avoiding Financial Errors in Divorce Settlement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   
Adult Program
 
Presented by Scott Haley, C.F.P. from Prelude Financial.  Please register in advance. 
 
Areas covered in this workshop include: child support; spousal support; property division; retirement accounts; and example case studies.  This workshop is geared towards helping you understand the main financial concerns when going through a divorce.
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Bohanon   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, September 17, October 15, November 19

10:30 am and 11:30 am

This is a sensory-aware storytime set in a welcoming environment for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers.  Components include schedule board, double visuals, balance beam and play time to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Bohanon at 330-643-4702 with questions or to register for a spot in the program.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
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misc_none 1:00 PM Master-Inspired Art Workshop: Louis Comfort Tiffany Glass Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Art Historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents an interactive art program in which you will learn about the artist Louis Comfort Tiffany who turned art into industry to satisfy his own creative energy. Inspired by his magnificent windows we will recreate our own framed masterpiece by painting on glass. Discover your inner artist with step by step instruction. Please register for this program beginning  Monday August 29th as space is limited.

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kapow.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Batman Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Sumser   330.535.9423   asumser@akronlibrary.org
   

Batman Day

For students in grades 3 and up. Celebrate the Caped Crusader and his enduring legacy through special games and activities. Costumes are welcome but not required!

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm
September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17

Saturdays, 2-3 pm
September 17, October 15, November 19

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

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays, 2-3 pm

June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
anim_pig 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Elephant & Piggie Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   

Read your favorite Mo Willems stories while enjoying Elephant and Piggie themed games, crafts, and snacks! 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teens in Tech Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   y
   

Come geek out with us and learn some new techie skills. We will be exploring how to use the laser cutter/engraver in the new TechZone at the library. Learn what materials to use, software, and complete a project. Teens ages 13-18.  Registration is required and limited to 15. Call 330-643-9067.

    Location: Main Library
Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
Monday September 19, 2016 -  Saturday October 1, 2016 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
   

On Your Own

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.

Leaf Threading – September 19-October 1 Use a stick as a needle to thread some leaves onto string.

    Location: Goodyear
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, August 29.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

For Children ages 2-3 1/2 years old with their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music and a simple craft with Miss Jessica. 

Registration begins Monday, August 29.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_cook 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM NEW Family Lunch Bunch – THE 8X8 COOKBOOK Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

THE 8X8 COOKBOOK: SQUARE MEALS FOR WEEKNIGHT FAMILY DINNERS, DESSERTS AND MORE – IN ONE PERFECT 8X8 DISH by Kathy Strahs

Perfect for Homeschoolers, Grandparents & Grandchildren!  Join fellow foodie families as we debut a new program browsing cookbooks and sampling new recipes.   Each month we will enjoy a bite from a featured book, theme or celebrity chef.  Bring a prepared dish to share (one per family) and a copy of your recipe.   Be ready to discuss your successes, substitutions, and mishaps along the way.  Paper products and silverware will be provided.  Featured cookbooks will be available at the branch in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Mondays and Tuesdays, September 19 – December 6, 12:30-1:30 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults (age 60+) wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for an 11-week period. Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (*No classes on November 7-8) This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Literary Potluck Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Meets the third Monday of each month at 2 pm or 6:30 pm

Join us for some good reads, delicious food, and sparkling conversation. Please bring an appetizer, crockpot treat, or dessert to share. No registration necessary.

  September 19 – 11TH HOUR by James Patterson

  Click on the book to request item!

    Location: Goodyear
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

We provide the legos and the challenge.  You create it.

For those in Kindergarten to 3rd grade.

Please register in advance.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Workshop: Vinyl Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Vinyl Printer

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the vinyl printer. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Educators Training: Creating Brain Building Moments in Everyday Experiences Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura McFalls     lmcfalls@akronlibrary.org
   

In our Resources for Early Childhood Educator's Lab (RECE Lab)

There is no time in life when the brain develops more rapidly than during the first five years.
Join presenter, Kandi Novak, MA. in the RECE Lab for this 2.5 hour Ohio Approved training.  Participants will learn about the basics of brain development in young children plus current brain research.  Learn how to engage families in supporting their child’s development through a research-based tool called Vroom!

Registration is required. Please email lmcfalls@akronlibrary.org to reserve your spot, or to answer your questions.

In our Resources for Early Childhood Educator's Lab (RECE Lab)
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM ACT Strategy Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

ACT Strategy Session

Monday, September 19, 6-7:30 pm

Learn about the format and content of the tests from a Princeton Review expert.  You’ll learn how to interpret your test results.  We’ll explain how the tests fit into the college admission process and teach some of our exclusive score-raising strategies.   Sign up for this free strategy session through Princeton Review at:   http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings?id=307256&z=44022

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
rec_yoga 6:00 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Create Your Own Spa Elements

Join Cynthia Taylor as she helps you create your own spa elements.
Space is limited, please register in advance.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Destination Mars: Are You Ready? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

The countdown has begun! Earthlings are planning the first manned mission to Mars—and you’re on board. How long will you stay? What will you need to live there? What will your first habitat on Mars look like? Build your model of a Mars Station, a place for living, working, and playing on the Red Planet. All materials will be provided. 

For grades 1-5.  Please register at the library or by calling 330-666-4888

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
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rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, September 12-November 28, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. No registration required. (*No meeting September 5 – Library Closed, Labor Day)

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, snacks, and drinks!
 
September 19 ZOOTOPIA (PG) (108 min)

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Literary Potluck Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Meets the third Monday of each month at 2 pm or 6:30 pm

Join us for some good reads, delicious food, and sparkling conversation. Please bring an appetizer, crockpot treat, or dessert to share. No registration necessary.

  September 19 – 11TH HOUR by James Patterson

  Click on the book to request item!

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_usflag 6:30 PM World War II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Dr. Kevin F. Kern, Associate Professor of History at The University of Akron.  Dr. Kern will discuss World War II in general, as well as from a local view.

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please briong a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.  New members are always welcome!

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Workshop: Studio-in-a-Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Studio-in-a-Box

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the studio-in-a-box. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Adult caregivers are invited to bring in our littlest patrons to enjoy books, music, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun.

    Location: North Hill
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ent_note 10:30 AM Movers & Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

A music program for preschoolers ages 2-5 and their families to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Call 330-376-2927 to register.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Kim   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, September 13 to November 1, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, September 20, 10:30 am
Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
 
(There will be no program October 4)
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, September 20- October 18
Tuesdays, November 15- December 15
10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby & Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring your littlest learners for a program just for them! Finger plays and songs, stories, art experiences, and play time! Recommended for ages 2 and under, with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 11:15 AM Baby Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Kim     
   

Baby Story Time

(Birth to 24 months with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, September 13 to November 1, 11:15 am

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays and Tuesdays, September 19 – December 6, 12:30-1:30 pm

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults (age 60+) wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone. The sessions meet twice per week for an 11-week period. Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. (*No classes on November 7-8) This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.

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

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk

Sept 20- Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Move it or Lose it - Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Tuesdays, 2 pm

September 6, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

September 13, Mature Muscles Movement Class

September 20, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

September 27, Mature Muscles Yoga Class

Presented by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, Build A Body Personal Training

Participants should wear comfortable clothing (sweatpants, t-shirt, tennis shoes) and bring a towel and water bottle.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
food_cupcake.GIF 3:30 PM Cupcake Wars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, September 20, 3:30 pm
Compete against your friends to create the most amazing cupcakes in Mogadore. 
All supplies will be provided. 
Please register in advance.
 
Teen/Grades 5-12
    Location: Mogadore
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Marbled Mug Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

Turn a plain white mug into a marbled work of art with nail polish! PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM AT 330-864-5721.  

 

    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_panda1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Keychain Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Pick a creature to decorate and transform into a keychain.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BeTween the Lines: 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Sumser   330.535.9423   asumser@akronlibrary.org
   

BeTween the Lines: 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Book Club

Read the book then join us for discussion, activities, snacks, and special guests. Registration requested.

September 20th: I SURVIVED: THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE, 1906 by Lauren Tarshis

    Location: North Hill
 
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 September, we will discuss THE JAPANESE LOVER by Isabel Allende.

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

     Join local attorney, Linda Ulinski, for an eight-part series designed to educate the public on various financial issues.

Part Three: Long Term Care Planning 

    Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the nuts and bolts of Long Term Care planning strategies. Covered topics include understanding the difference between private pay, long term care insurance, and Medicaid.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Organic Gardening in the Backyard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Tuesday, September 20, 6 pm

Organic Gardening in the Backyard

Master Gardener and Countryside Conservancy Farmer’s Market vendor Vince Matlock will explain techniques and tricks to provide the best tasting, freshest vegetables from your backyard garden without chemicals.

 

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_bookpurple 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Practical Advice on Getting Your Children's Picture Book Published Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Local authors Allison and Wayne Marks share personal insights on what it takes to break into the children's picture book market.  Topics include increasing your chances by targeting specific publishers, the importance of researching the current picture book market, finding a standout story, ruthless editing techniques, the dos and don't of preparing your manuscript for submission, and what to expect once your work has been accepted.  Presentation includes a reading of their book, OG'S ARK (Kar-Ben Publishing, 2016), handouts and a Q & A session.  Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126 or stopping in to visit us at the Firestone Park Branch Library. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
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office_dollarsign 6:30 PM Investment Perspectives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, September 20, 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_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 September, we will discuss WINESBURG, OHIO by Sherwood Anderson.

    Location: Green
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misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
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, 10:30 am

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM Staying Calm When the Market Goes Wild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Rob Moser of Edward Jones.  

Please register in advance.

 
    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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Murder and Mayhem on Ohio’s Rails: Author Talk and Book Signing with Jane Ann Turzillo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Murder and Mayhem on Ohio’s Rails: Author Talk and Book Signing with Jane Ann Turzillo

Wednesday, September 21, 1 pm

Ride Ohio's rails with some of the bravest trainmen and most vicious killers and robbers to ever roll down the tracks. The West may have had Jesse James and Butch Cassidy, but Ohio had its own brand of train robbers. Make no mistake—railroading was a dangerous job in bygone days. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

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

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

Registration begins August 29.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Past Times Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, September 21, 2:00 pm

We will be discussing FEVER by Mary Beth Keane

Copies of discussion books are available at the Mogadore circulation desk upon request. 

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring Fun For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   cclement@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for an hour of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils and snacks are provided.  Feel free to bring you own supplies and tips to share!  Please register at the front desk.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club: Harry Potter coloring with homemade Butterbeer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Harry Potter coloring with homemade Butterbeer

    Location: Firestone Park
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office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
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   
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

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

No registration required

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Workshop: 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: 3D Printer

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the 3D printer. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Movie: Star Trek: First Contact (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

50th Anniversary Star Trek movie series

Wednesdays, 6 pm

September 21 Star Trek: First Contact (PG-13)

They call themselves the Borg--a half-organic, half-machine collective with a sole purpose: to conquer and assimilate all races. Led by their seductive and sadistic queen, the Borg are headed to earth with a devious plan to alter history. Picard's last encounter with the Borg almost killed him. Now, he wants vengeance.

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
eth_pyramid.GIF 6:30 PM Nefertiti: More Than a Wife and Queen/Tutankhamun’s Reign (includes New Research!) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman from the University of Akron.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Outsider Music: Music That's So Far Off the Charts, It's Off the Radar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ellet Branch Library music guru Ray Carmen presents an hour of fascinating underground sounds and videos from artists such as Syd Barret (founding member of Pink Floyd), Captain Beefheart, The Residents, Skip Pence, Jandek, Daniel Johnston, and The Shaggs! You'll never hear music the same way again!

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

Classic Book Discussion moderated by David Trace - New at North Hill!

This month selection is MRS. DALLOWAY by Virginia Woolf.  Books are available at our service desk for check out one month prior to the discussion.  Everyone is welcome!

    Location: North Hill
 
office_document_tack 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

College Strategies Presents: A College Planning Workshop:

Learn about FAFSA changes and how to pay for college without going broke. Please register for this program by calling 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Rental Education: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    NID Housing Counseling Agency (a HUD-approved organization) will present a two-part series that will explain the role of being a tenant. These classes will provide information on fair housing and what it covers, tips for tenants when renting a property, how eviction works and how to avoid it, how to avoid scams when renting property and other topics to empower and educate you. It is important that you understand your rights. Please stop by or call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Workshop: Recording Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Recording Studio

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the recording studio. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 1 – November 17, 10:15 am

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.

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

Family Story Time

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

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, September 22, 10:30 am
Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
 
(There will be no program on October 6)

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, September 22- October 27
10:30-11:30
Thursdays, November 17- December 15
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No story hour November, 24.

 

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Wokka Wokka Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330-643-4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Wokka Wokka Story Time for children age 6-25 months with their caregivers

Enjoy Mother Goose rhymes and song, book sharing and new friends!

Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22

10:30 - 11:15 AM

Please call or email to register.  Thank you.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursdays, September 1-October 6, 11:30 am
 
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! 
Ages 5 and under.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Smarts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, September 22, 3:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation.  All supplies provided.
 
School Age/Grades K-4
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book3 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Bites Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Grades 6-12

Read our monthly book pick and join us after school for a book discussion and snacks.  
Copies of the featured book will be available for checkout 4 weeks before each session.

    Location: Firestone Park
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rec_games 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out, play games, and enjoy time spent with others while playing video games. 

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm
September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17

Saturdays, 2-3 pm
September 17, October 15, November 19

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, 4-5 pm

June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 14

 

Practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our certified dog friends.  Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen: Cupcake Boss Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

For ages 11 to 18

Patrons with a food allergy should contact the branch.

Thursdays, 4 pm

September 22 Cupcake Boss

What can you create from a plain cupcake and all the fixings? 

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_scissors 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friendship Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday at 4 pm for ages 11-18

Please register in advance.

Friendship Bracelets – September 22

Create friendship bracelets to share with your friends. Learn how to make unique designs. All materials are provided.

    Location: Goodyear
 
school_chemistry2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM School Age Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

S.T.E.M 
For grades 3 - 5

Robotics, coding, engineering - challenge yourself and learn something new while playing with some really cool materials.
Presented by Sylvan Edge.
Space is limited, please register in advance.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_treasurechest 6:00 PM History of Jewelry: 1670-1970 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, September 22, 6 pm  
Join Jason Adams, a contemporary jeweler, art historian and collector, as he discusses and displays pieces of jewelry from the past 340 years. 
His personal collection includes a variety of designs and materials which range in value from diamonds to collectible classics.
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM Movies@Main: The Magnificent Seven Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Seven gunmen are hired by a small Mexican village to protect them from the bandits destroying their town.  Rousing western classic starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and James Coburn.  128 min
 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 4-6 Practical Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel Practical Application

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Goodyear
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM Adult Craft Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program     


Create an adorable, but useful, no-sew rice heating pad.  All supplies are provided.  

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Morningstar & Weiss Databases Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

     Join librarians from the Main Library’s Business & Government division as they demonstrate two investment databases that you can access with your library card.  First, Morningstar Investment Research Center, which provides information on investing, particularly in regards to mutual funds. Second, Weiss Financial Ratings, which offers ratings and information on banks, insurance companies and more.

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

LONG AND FARAWAY GONE by Lou Berney

It’s Agatha Christie’s Birthday!  Reread your favorite Agatha Christie mystery or try a new title from the more than 75 mysteries she authored.  Do you prefer Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot?  Play a trivia game and see how much you know about this famous author.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
lib_bookflipping 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Discussion Group

Come join us discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles. New members are always welcome.

For more information, call the Highland Square Branch Library at 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_paintpalette 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Conversation Magnets for Your Locker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Teen Make and Take Craft:

This simple craft will make your locker the hang out place to be. Supplies provided. 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids Create Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ACT practice test Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

ACT practice test

Saturday, September 24, 11 am-3 pm

Take a practice test under realistic testing conditions, get a feel for the endurance you’ll need and receive score reports highlighting your strengths and weaknesses. Sign up for this free test through Princeton Review at:  http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/307241

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_genealogy1 12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM DAR Lineage Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

What Shape is Your Family Tree? The Catherine Richards Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a free lineage workshop.  Onsite assistance with DAR Genealogy Consultants will be available, as well as information for submitting an application to join the new chapter forming in this area. Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Paws For Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
anim_dog1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   
   

 

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud Molly and Rocky our doggie pals.  

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

in reading aloud.

Pre-readers welcome, too!

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

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

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

    Location: Norton
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food_coffeecup 1:30 PM Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Attendees will benefit from taking in the aroma of freshly roasted coffee.  You will be enlightened to the facts and history of the bean.  Finally, you will take comfort in the fine delicacy and smooth authentic taste of true coffee.

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM Robotics with STEM@Sylvan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.5090   
   

For Grades 2+

Join Sylvan Learning Center and Children's Library as we build a robotic arm and explore gears, motion, and energy!  Get hands-on as we build with Legos, as we learn all about STEM in motion. Discover the basics of design, programming and physics.

Space is limited. Please call to register
 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday September 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 29.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

For Children ages 2-3 1/2 years old with their favorite adult.  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music and a simple craft with Miss Jessica. 

Registration begins Monday, August 29.

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

MS Publisher, Part 1:  The Basics

Create business cards, greeting cards, flyers, and more! Learn the basics of creating professional looking publications with Publisher 2013, Microsoft’s desktop publishing program.  Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
food_pancakes2 3:30 PM Flipping Pancakes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

We will cook pancakes and play some games you will flip for.

For those in Kindergarten to 3rd grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
rec_footballhelmet 5:30 PM The Story of Professional Football Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by the National Football Hall of Fame.  

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Workshop: Laser Engraver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Laser Engraver

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the laser engraver. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
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food_pretzel.GIF 6:00 PM Edible Crayons Food Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Learn how to turn pretzel rods into edible crayons in this fun and easy craft.  Decorate your own crayon box to transport your goodies home.  All ages welcome.  Please register in advance.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, September 12-November 28, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. No registration required. (*No meeting September 5 – Library Closed, Labor Day)

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Workshop: Media Transfer Station Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Workshop: Media Transfer Station

Come visit the new Techzone@Main and learn about the media transfer station. We will give a demo of what we have and at the end we will have time for questions.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Babytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Adult caregivers are invited to bring in our littlest patrons to enjoy books, music, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun.

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_note 10:30 AM Movers & Shakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

A music program for preschoolers ages 2-5 and their families to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Call 330-376-2927 to register.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Kim   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, September 13 to November 1, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Story Time Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, September 27, 10:30 am
Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
 
(There will be no program October 4)
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver

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

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, September 20- October 18
Tuesdays, November 15- December 15
10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM Baby & Me Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Bring your littlest learners for a program just for them! Finger plays and songs, stories, art experiences, and play time! Recommended for ages 2 and under, with a caregiver.  No registration necessary.

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

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 11:15 AM Baby Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Kim     
   

Baby Story Time

(Birth to 24 months with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, September 13 to November 1, 11:15 am

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:00 PM A Walk in the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Meet Miss Jessica at the park! We will read a nature story or two and then walk a short trail with Alan Garner the Bath Parks Director. This program is for children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver. Please meet at the pavilions at the Bath Community Activity Center, 1615 N Cleve-Mass Rd. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Move it or Lose it - Mature Muscles Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Tuesdays, 2 pm

September 6, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

September 13, Mature Muscles Movement Class

September 20, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

September 27, Mature Muscles Yoga Class

Presented by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, Build A Body Personal Training

Participants should wear comfortable clothing (sweatpants, t-shirt, tennis shoes) and bring a towel and water bottle.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Publisher 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Publisher, Part 2:  Advanced    Features

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hands on Art Class with Felicia Stadelman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   cclement@akronlibrary.org
   

Felicia Stadelman will visit once again for a hands on painting workshop.  You won’t want to miss this one!  Space is limited to 30 participants so please register for this program beginning Tuesday, September 6.

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

THE JUNGLE BOOK (PG)(106 MIN)

 

    Location: Maple Valley
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anim_dog1 3:30 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Duct Tape Creation Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

What can you make with duct tape?  Purses, wallets, cell phones cases, and more!

Supplies will be provided.

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_questionmark_blue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Mystery Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ll have to wait and see what we have planned for you.

    Location: Odom
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, September 27, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Knit and crochet to help the needy!   
If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
 
    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

     Join local attorney, Linda Ulinski, for an eight-part series designed to educate the public on various financial issues.

Part Four: Real Estate Deeds 

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

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner -&Intermediate- Friendly. 

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_note 6:30 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Introduction to Reading Music

Have you ever wondered what those dots and other symbols mean on sheets you've seen musicians play from or use to write music? Join Theresa Prezioso for an easy-to-understand tour of a musical score and explanation of these symbols. Knowing how to read music is not necessary to play an instrument, but is a very useful skill. With this newfound knowledge, you may even leave the class inspired to learn to play an instrument!
Please register in advance.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM College Financial Planning Strategies Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

College Financial Planning Strategies Workshop

Presented by College Planning Strategies. For parents and teens.

Get timely tips and information you need to help plan and pay for a college education.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Green
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOOKED ON BOOKS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   ldragovich@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Club

Graphic novels? Fantasy? Science Fiction? History?

This book club is open to all teens and tweens interested in sharing and discussing their favorite books. 

Bring book ideas and suggestions to the first informational meeting!

Please call or stop by the Library to register.

    Location: Norton
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
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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, 10:30 am

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

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

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   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins August 29.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 2:00 PM School’s Out Movie (Grades K-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

School’s Out Movie (Grades K-5)

Wednesday, September 28, 2 pm

Drop by on your day off from school and watch a movie with us! Snacks will be provided.

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for these events.  Patrons with a food allergy should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

For Grades 2+ in Computer Lab 2

Play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server in a replica of Main Library.

Space is limited. Please call to register.
 

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

Play Minecraft with your friends on the library's server in a replica of Main Library. Space is limited. Please call 330-643-9067 to register.

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 1: The Basics

Learn how to create and present slideshow presentations for with PowerPoint 2013. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club: No School, no Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

No School, no Fun Club

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
rec_games 3:30 PM Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Wednesday, September 28, 3:30 pm
Stop in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll have both board and card games provided. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play with your library friends!
 
School Age/Grades K-4
    Location: Mogadore
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misc_none 6:00 PM A Patriot's Price Book Launch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Barb Baltrinic, a teacher at Ellet High School for 25 years, will be launching her latest historical fiction novel at the Ellet Branch Library. In this novel Abraham Clark's son, Andrew, ventures into war armed with his sense of patriotism and strong values. Reality strikes when he is captured and incarcerated on the British prison ship, the H.M.S. Jersey, commonly known as "Hell." The abysmal conditions leave Andrew in a world of hate, despair and depression. Andrew's journey to healing can only happen when he realizes that he, too, holds responsibility for heartaches caused in the Revolutionary War. The novel is a psychological journal of a young soldier from his world of innocence to his physical, mental and emotional healing after the war.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, 6 pm

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

Glow-in-the-dark Geometry – September 28

We will make geometric shapes using glow sticks.

    Location: Goodyear
 
office_lightbulb 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month to explore a little about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!  This new event will feature experiments and other activities for all ages of learners! No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Stories and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 1 – November 17, 10:15 am

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.

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

Family Story Time

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

 
    Location: Green
 
anim_butterfly_01 10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, September 29, 10:30 am
Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
 
(There will be no program on October 6)

 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, September 22- October 27
10:30-11:30
Thursdays, November 17- December 15
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No story hour November, 24.

 

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.  Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_kids 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursdays, September 1-October 6, 11:30 am
 
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! 
Ages 5 and under.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
anim_flyingbird 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Urban Birds - Weekly Birdwatching in Downtown Akron

Join the weekly 10-minute bird observation in the Library Park on the corner of South Main and Mill Streets, rain or shine.  Our findings go to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, which collects records of birds in cities throughout the nation.  No registration necessary.  You don't need binoculars, but you may bring them if you wish.  All ages and birding experience levels welcome.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics with STEM@Sylvan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Robotics with STEM@Sylvan
Thursdays, September 29, October 27, December 15, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software.
 Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_chefshat 6:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, September 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: Breakfast
    Location: Mogadore
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM Exploring Your Options for a Quality Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Scott Haley, C.F.P. from Prelude Financial.  

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
 
food_coffee 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

Celebrate National Coffee Day by treating yourself to an authentic Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony at the Library! Attendees will be introduced to the four stages of coffee making including the history of the coffee bean, roasting, grinding, and pouring/serving. The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Company is an Akron start-up business committed to cultural awareness, education, and inclusion while maintaining ancient ways of brewing coffee.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Pokémon Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tori Berger   330-628-9228   vberger@akronlibrary.org
   
Mogadore Library is your local Pokémon Go Gym. 
When you stop in to play PokémonGo, make sure to try our Scavenger Hunt, during the whole month of September.
Find the 6 Pokémon hidden in the library and be entered to win a prize! Ask at the desk for details.

School Age/Grades K-4

    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Hang out snacking and chatting about your favorite reads with your peers.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out any of these featured books or bring your favorite book from home to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

September 30 - Roald Dahl In honor of his 100-year birthday and the release of BFG to the big screen, read any book by Roald Dahl or reread your favorite!

    Location: Portage Lakes
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Make and Take Saturdays

Stop in the library on the first Saturday of the month, pickup one of our simple kid’s craft kits, make it here or take it home with you! (While supplies last)

Spider Web – Spin a web for your pet spider.

    Location: Goodyear
Saturday October 1, 2016 -  Monday October 31, 2016 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.

WE WERE THE MULVANEYS by Joyce Carol Oates

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Visit, explore and enjoy our NatureConnect area. Be a Nature Detective and use our binoculars and observation notebooks to sketch and record what you discover.  

DIY2Go Bat Craft

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_pencil Story Writing Contest for Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of October, you can pick up a form at the Goodyear branch to enter our contest.  This month we ask children from kindergarten through 6th grade to write a spooky scary story.  Entries must be turned in by October 31.

    Location: Goodyear
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Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM ACT Practice Test Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Ready to practice and prep for college entrance exams? Want to get the best score on your ACT? Sylvan Learning Center in offering a free practice exam at the Main Library to prepare you for the real test. You will have access to your scores within one week after the test. Please bring your own calculator and be sure to register early. Spaces are limited!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE EACH TEST.

Please contact Sylvan Learning Center fairlawn.oh@sylvanlearning.com or the Main Teen Area (330-643-9067) to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registered participants will be invited to review their practice test with a Sylvan representative on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7pm in the Teen Programming Room.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

First Saturday of the Month, 10 am-4 pm

October 1

No registration required.

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. Charles Gillespie, owner of Social Meeples LLC, will be on hand to get the games started with some of his personal favorites.

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_book_quill 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Know Your Archives: What Summit County’s Archives Can Do for You and What You Can Do for Archives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Know Your Archives: What Summit County’s Archives Can Do for You and What You Can Do for Archives

October is American Archives Month, and we’re kicking it off with a day of learning about archival collections and services in our community and how you can care for historic materials in your own home. In this first of three sessions, panelists from Main Library’s Special Collections Division, the Summit County Historical Society of Akron Ohio, and both the University of Akron’s Archival Services and the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP) will discuss their collections and how you can use them in your genealogy or local history research.

This program will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library. Meeting Room 3 will be open throughout the day as an exposition room. Be sure to stop in to learn more about these and other archival facilities in Summit County.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Sept 3: Monster-ous Stories
Not so scary monster stories, a monster craft and monster games. Grrrr!

Sept 17: Give a Whoot for Owls!
Adorable owl stories, activities and a fun pinecone owl craft.

Oct 1: Pumpkin Palooza:
A celebration of everything pumpkin!

Oct 15: Have Fun with Fairy Tales

Nov 5: Fall Fairies

Nov 19: A Thankful Story Time with Elephant and Piggie
You’re Invited to a Party! Here’s your chance to thank Elephant and Piggie for all of their terrific stories.  Join us for some of their books and fun activities, including a dance party!
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Community Photo Day in Collaboration with the Ellet Historical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Do you have interesting old photos we can share with the public? We want to help preserve your cherished memories. Bring your original photos from the Ellet area to be scanned and digitally saved for our digital community archive, www.summitmemory.org. Please register in advance for an appointment time.

    Location: Ellet
 
holiday_ghost 12:00 PM Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Come join television ghost hunters ORBS (Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits), one of Ohio's premier paranormal teams!  ORBS has been featured on Animal Planet’s "THE HAUNTED", Biography Channel’s "MY GHOST STORY", History Channel’s "HAUNTED HISTORY" and this year’s new series Destination America Channel’s "PARANORMAL SURVIVOR" and "PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS". Working on well over 300 cases to date,  ORBS will discuss types of ghosts, equipment they use and how it works, how to investigate, and places they have investigated, and they will share some audio and video of some of the most compelling evidence collected during the investigations.

 
    Location: Green
 
lib_book_quill 12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM Discover the Heritage of Summit County with Summit Memory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Discover the Heritage of Summit County with Summit Memory

October is American Archives Month, and we’re kicking it off with a day of learning about archival collections and services in our community and how you can care for historic materials in your own home. In this second of three sessions, Special Collections Librarian Rebecca Larson-Troyer will discuss the Summit Memory project, a countywide, collaborative effort administered by ASCPL. Learn how to use the site in your genealogy or local history research and how organizations can become project partners.

This program will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library. Meeting Room 3 will be open throughout the day as an exposition room. Be sure to stop in to learn more about archival facilities in Summit County.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

Like to create fun projects? Join the fun as each month we have new art experiences to try! Preschool through grade 4 recommended. No registration necessary. Finished with your masterpieces? Stay to visit and read to the dogs of Tails & Tales at 2 pm.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
anim_dog1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Flick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrry.org
   

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

 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM Adult Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Master-Inspired Art Workshop
Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents an interactive art program in which you will not only learn about this featured classic artist, but also create a painting inspired by his work.

Space is limited, please register in advance.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preservation and Organization of Documents, Photographs, and Other Archival Materials Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Preservation and Organization of Documents, Photographs, and Other Archival Materials

October is American Archives Month, and we’re kicking it off with a day of learning about archival collections and services in our community and how you can care for historic materials in your own home. In the final of three sessions, Rhonda Rinehart, Manager of Special Collections at the University of Akron’s Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP), will discuss the dos and don’ts of handling and storing materials you come across in your genealogy or local history research and where to turn for help.

This program will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library. Meeting Room 3 will be open throughout the day as an exposition room. Be sure to stop in to learn more about archival facilities in Summit County.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM You Pick the Flick! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Sumser   330.535.9423   asumser@akronlibrary.org
   

You Pick the Flick!

For students in grades 5 through 12. We select the contestanst; you pick the flick you want to see. Popcorn and other snacks provided. All movies have a rating of PG-13 or lower.

October 1st: Battle of the Mean Girls

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM Comic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every 1st Saturday, (Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5)
For Grades 4+
In the TEEN Department

Come learn from professional artists, and be inspired to create your own cartoons and comics.
 

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Comic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you love comics? Join us the first Saturday of the month to connect, create and collect in the Teen Programming Room. for grade 4-12. Please call 330-643-9067 to register. 

    Location: Main Library
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, and activities that make books come alive!
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday October 3, 2016 -  Saturday October 15, 2016 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.

Fall Scavenger Hunt – October 3-15 Search the Children’s area for autumn images.

    Location: Goodyear
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you.  Are you new to crafting?  We'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn or supplies to donate, we will make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your baby’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Bring a blanket or yoga mat and your baby’s favorite toy. Dress for messy play experiences and have in your diaper bag an extra outfit for baby to change into afterwards if needed.

    Location: Highland Square
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Ramsay   330.643.4663   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
September 12- December 14
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet with Penny Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, September 12-November 28, 6-7:30 pm

Learning to crochet? Already know how, but want to work on a project and gab with some fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers welcome!  Beginners please bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. No registration required. (*No meeting September 5 – Library Closed, Labor Day)

    Location: Goodyear
 
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    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Ancient Egypt Program Series
Presented by Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman from the University of Akron

Monday, October 3 at 6:30pm
Program 1: First tomb found in the Valley of the Kings since Tutankhamun's in 1922: KV63, 2005-2006.

Monday, October 10 at 6:30pm
Program 2: KV63, Found objects and what they tell us, plus Nefertiti and the Royal Family - What we think we know about her  and her reign.

Monday, October 17 at 6:30pm
Program 3: Nefertiti: More than a wife and queen, and Tutankhamun's reign including new research.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
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    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Rob Moser of Edward Jones.  

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Calling all anime and manga enthusiasts! Join us the first Monday of the month to watch anime, make a snack, do activites and make crafts based off of your favorite manga and anime series. Please call 330-643-9067 to register,

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

Evening Book Discussion

This month selection is THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper.  Books will be available for check out at the service desk one month prior to the discussion.  New members welcome!

    Location: North Hill
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    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Adult caregivers are invited to bring in our littlest patrons to enjoy books, music, rhymes, puppets, bubbles and play time fun.

    Location: North Hill
 
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    Contact: Miss Kim   330.836.1081   
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, September 13 to November 1, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

All Ages

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your child’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. 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! Dress for messy play experiences and consider bringing your child a change of clothes. Miss Brooke is excited to share this special time with you and your child.

    Location: Highland Square
 
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    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver

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

    Location: Tallmadge
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane   330-643-4743   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, September 20- October 18
Tuesdays, November 15- December 15
10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
 
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    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   
   

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
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    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
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   
   

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

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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    Contact: Miss Kim     
   

Baby Story Time

(Birth to 24 months with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, September 13 to November 1, 11:15 am

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

Please call 330.836.1081 to register for story times and primary events.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
 
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    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

The Early Kings of Comedy

Tuesday, October 4, 1 pm

Follow the early beginnings of the great comedians, from Buster Keaton to Steve Allen and Bob Hope, to Carol Burnett and Archie Bunker. Presented by Pop Culture Historian Bill Brauning.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron