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Monday December 1, 2014 -  Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 Email Account Mini-Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cheryl Chlysta   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Call the branch to register for an appointment. 

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

    Location: Odom
Sunday April 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Snuggle Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

Mondays, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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 and supplies to donate, we'll make great use of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

You are invited to drop in for open play time for your young ones.  Toys and hands on learning kits provided by the library for use.  Free takeaway materials also provided.  Two Mondays each month.  

March 9, 23; April 6, 20; and, May 4, 18.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
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
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME!

Be lead in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
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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   
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 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: Main Library
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!

BIG HERO 6 (PG) (102 MIN)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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
   

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

For children in 5th & 6th grade.  One Monday each month we will read a different chapter book and then come in and talk about it with others over a beverage and snack.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kidsreading1 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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Wellness Series: Reduce Stress & Anxiety Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

Spring Health and Wellness Series

Monday, April 20, 6:30 pm

Join Professional Organizer Jeffrey Gergel of Organize My Life Now, LLC to learn techniques to reduce stress and anxiety to help put your life in order.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws for reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud each week to our doggie pals Kodak, Shelby, Rudy, Suzy, Mindy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Through the Eyes of the Artist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Felicia Stadelman will return with a four-part series of her Through the Eyes of the Artist presentations. Join us as we journey into the lives of some of our favorite artists.  Please call the library to sign-up for the series or individual artist beginning Monday, March 23.

April 20 ~~Auguste Rodin - Who really did most of his important sculptures? The tragic love story that is carved in stone, 19thcentury French Sculptor and his talented student Camille Claudel. Experience why passion, torment and triangular love affairs are all factors of remarkable artwork.

    Location: Norton
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Book Bugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 at 10:30 am
For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and arts & crafts with library friends.

    Location: Tallmadge
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 21 at 10:30

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Prechool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 7-May 19, 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or a fun activity. For ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Register at 330.745.6126 to join the fun.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4363   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

Kindles

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

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Reader's Roundtable Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly. Books are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Busy Persons Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Firestone Park Community Center

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

THE THREE DAY AFFAIR by Michael Kardos

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

DISNEYNATURE: BEARS (G)(78 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
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misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Silent Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Watch people doing wacky and hilarious activities and try not to laugh! Please register for this program.

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

Grades 6 on up

Tuesday, April 21 at 3:30 pm 

Soap Making 101

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Fabric Covered Notebook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn how to create a gorgeous fabric covered notebook.  Great for your own note taking or as a custom made gift to give away!

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book_mag 6:00 PM Zinio Digital Magazines Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

ZINIO

Never pay for a magazine subscription again!  Continuing Resources Supervisor Francie Labriola teaches you how to access more than 140 full text magazines on your computer or mobile device using your library card.  View the newest issue of your favorite magazine today!

Participants are encouraged to bring their devices to the class.

Please register in advance.

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_scissors 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sewing Series with Dolly Webb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Sewing Series with Dolly Webb

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

Please call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

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

Tuesday, April 21, at 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 to register.
    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM YOUR BOARD AND FUNDRAISING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330 643-9020   
   

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising.

What we will cover:

  • The role of your board
  • Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
  • Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
  • Tips for strengthening your fundraising board

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Register with BVU at:

http://tinyurl.com/oq4dfwk    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_baby.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330.376.2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For babies Birth – 12 months plus a caregiver.

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: North Hill
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Spectacular Science

    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 Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen: You’re a Poet and Didn’t Know It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

TEEN PROGRAMS
For ages 11 to 18
Please call 330.836.1081 to register for these events.
 

Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 pm

You’re a Poet and Didn’t Know It!

Create and share rhymes to celebrate National Poetry Month.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
relig_easter3 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM School Age Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

National Jelly Bean Day

For grades K - 5
Join the national celebration and make sweet things, play a guessing game, and eat lots and lots of jelly beans. 
Bring a friend to this not-to-be-missed event!

    Location: Tallmadge
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_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 Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kids 10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330.376.2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For 1 - 6 years

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

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

Thursday, April 23 at 10:30.

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 3-5 with a caregiver.  Join us for stories, movement, rhyme and a craft.

    Location: Odom
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Thursdays, March 5 - April 23 at 10:30 am
For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones. Enjoy songs, dancing, rhymes and stories.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Parachute Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Parachute Play for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome, too.

This activity is a fun way to help children grow to be better listeners, cooperate with others 

and move their bodies in different ways.

Please register in advance in person, by phone or email.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, April 9- May 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

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

Intro to Android Devices

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 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_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool 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_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: North Hill
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, April 23 from 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Grades K-6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along! Come to Mogadore Branch Library for some Lego fun.  There will be a new theme each meeting to help inspire your creative designs.  Save the dates to build and create with friends!  Don’t forget to check our blog http://mogadorebranch.akronlibrary.org/ to see some of your constructions displayed!

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

    Location: Mogadore
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misc_none 4:00 PM After School Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Fairy Tea Party-Are you a fan of the Rainbow Magic series? We will make flower fairies, fairy houses and enjoy some little treats.

    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 with Pepper, 4 pm
March 12, April 9, May 14

Thursdays with Pepper and Blossom, 4pm
March 26, April 23, May 28

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

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

Come and watch people doing some really wacky and hilarious activities, and try not to laugh!

For ages 11 - 18

Please register for this program

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_camera 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Community Photo Days 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 pre-1980s photos from the Portage Lakes area to be scanned and digitally saved for a digital community archive.  These images will be made available for use by the Library, the PLHS and the public for research and educational purposes.  Limit 10 photos per person.  Please register in advance for an appointment time.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM Jewelry Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, April 23, 6:00 pm 

Join Bea Richardson for a hands-on class, that will teach basic jewelry making techniques. From an assortment of beads you will make your own unique creation.  Discover how easy it is to design and make your own jewelry. No experience in necessary. All materials and tools are provided. Please call 330.628.9228 to register.

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

IT’S A GIFT
Classic comedy about a henpecked husband and his plans to move to California. Considered by film historians to be one of W.C. Field's best films.  Also starring Kathleen Howard and Baby LeRoy. 68 min.  Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.


 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM The Scale of the Universe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

John Shulan, president of the Astronomy Club of Akron, puts the vast distances of outer space in perspective - including our planet Earth, the solar system, nearby stars, the Milky Way galaxy,

our local galaxy cluster, and the entire universe.  Clear skies will allow for a telescope viewing party afterwards! 

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

Geared to ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, dancing, and short stories, followed by an art activity.  

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

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

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

Book Discussion Group

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

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

READER'S CHOICE of a Ross MacDonald mystery

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Space

Fridays, April 10- May 15, 12 - 3 pm

Play Space provides parents and preschoolers a chance to interact together and with other families in a relaxed and unique educational setting.  Children work at their own pace through the stations with guidance from their parents. Each station will focus on an important early literacy skill.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_camera 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Photo Days 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 pre-1980s photos from the Portage Lakes area to be scanned and digitally saved for a digital community archive.  These images will be made available for use by the Library, the PLHS and the public for research and educational purposes.  Limit 10 photos per person.  Please register in advance for an appointment time.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Button Embroidery Hoops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

This is a colorful, easy and fun craft.  We’ll be sewing buttons on a small piece of cloth framed by an embroidery hoop.  This makes a very cute wall hanging.  Basic hand sewing skills are needed.  

Please register in advance.

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

Craft Day

Grades 6-12

Spend an afternoon making a variety of different crafts.  All supplies will be provided.  Please register in advance.  

    Location: Firestone Park
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misc_none Kids Create Craft Kits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Friends of Northwest Branch Library Spring Book Sale

Saturday, April 25, 9-10 am Friends Preview, 10 am-3 pm Sale

Support our branch and Friend’s group by visiting our annual spring book sale.  New members encouraged to join on day of sale.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of Green Branch Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
    Location: Green
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Saturday Stories with Miss Erica Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_sound 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors Before 1820

Tracing ancestors before 1820 can be extremely difficult due to a lack of documentation and limited accessibility of surviving records. Focusing on European immigrants to the eastern seaboard, this class is an overview of strategies and sources commonly used in researching early immigrants. Please note: This class is geared toward genealogists with intermediate research skills.

This class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
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office_lightbulb 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM The Akron Patent and Trademark Resource Center's 20th Anniversary Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Science and Technology Division   330.643.9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington D.C. will present a special program as part of our 20th anniversary celebration of being part of the Patent and Resource Center Program. Creatives will want to attend this event. Contact the Science & Technology Division for details and to register for this special event.

 

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7180-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

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

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

No registration is needed.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Captain Underpants Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Join Miss Theresa and Miss Jessica for a groovy and goofy good time!  There will be underwear bowling, underwear slinging, and more.  You’ll even have a chance to make your own comic.  Space is limited and registration begins on Monday, March 30.

For Grades K-3

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
food_cake 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Happy Birthday Nancy Drew! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a mysterious birthday celebration for the mystery book character Nancy Drew who is turning 85 years old this year!  You can get your photograph taken with our standup cardboard Nancy Drew.  Join us for games, stories, and more.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
elect_camera 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Photo Days 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 pre-1980s photos from the Portage Lakes area to be scanned and digitally saved for a digital community archive.  These images will be made available for use by the Library, the PLHS and the public for research and educational purposes.  Limit 10 photos per person.  Please register in advance for an appointment time.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
nat_poppy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Flower Power Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Flower Power

Let’s celebrate spring with a craft program inspired by the colors and shapes of all kinds of flowers. We will use a variety of floral designs, techniques and applications to create our own bouquets of beautiful flowers.

For all ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_handshake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Marvelous Manicures with Vicki Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

Marvelous Manicures with Vicki

Join Vicki to learn about caring for your nails and have them beautified! Please register by calling the Branch at 330-745-6126 as space is limited.
Registration begins March 30.

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

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

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

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

 Mondays, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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 and supplies to donate, we'll make great use of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

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rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

Google Drive

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Typing

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

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_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   
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
elect_computer1 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: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Through the Eyes of the Artist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Felicia Stadelman will return with a four-part series of her Through the Eyes of the Artist presentations. Join us as we journey into the lives of some of our favorite artists.  Please call the library to sign-up for the series or individual artist beginning Monday, March 23.

April 27~~Edgar Degas - The reluctant artist who had difficulty parting with his work. As an unrelenting perfectionist, he believed that "Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do." Degas wanted to be “famous but unknown”.

    Location: Norton
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 10:05 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Rhymes, music, bounces and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Prechool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 7-May 19, 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or a fun activity. For ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Register at 330.745.6126 to join the fun.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4363   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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: Maple Valley
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 28 at 3:30 pm 

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

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

Grades 6 on up

Tuesday, April 28 at 3:30 pm

Poetry Play and Coffee Creations in honor of National Poetry Month

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Nature Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

NATURE CRAFTS
Create a cool craft inspired by nature.

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For April, we will discuss CHERRY COLA BOOK CLUB by Ashton Lee.

    Location: Green
 
misc_scissors 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Open Craft Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Craft Night

Enjoy this time to work on a current project while socializing and sharing ideas with our community.  No supplies are provided, just bring something you want to work on and enjoy.

Call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_golfclub 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Get Golf Ready Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

No matter your ability level, there is always room for improvement.  Drew Gerig from Better Swing Golf will be offering his expertise to get you ready for this upcoming golf season. 

Call to register 330-724-2126

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

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

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

Google Drive

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Whether you’re looking to get volunteer hours for school or you just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Advisory Board is the place to be! You’ll help plan teen programs and decorate the teen area. It looks great on a resume too. Please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9067 for more information.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM Bedtime Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BEDTIME STORY TIME FOR FAMILIES

Stories, rhymes and more!

This program is for children and their families.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm

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

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

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

For the month of April, we will discuss a poetry book of your choice.

 

    Location: Green
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Basic Windows Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Grades K-5

Video Game Day

    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 Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

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_smiley 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pokemon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, April 29, from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Grades K-6.  Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along.  Talk, trade and play everything Pokémon.  Children will be responsible for their own cards and trading will not be prohibited. 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_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 Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_kids 10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Investigations: An Open Play Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330.376.2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

For 1 - 6 years

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

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

Thursday, April 30 at 10:30.

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 3-5 with a caregiver.  Join us for stories, movement, rhyme and a craft.

    Location: Odom
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, April 9- May 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM iPads & Beyond (must bring device) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

iPads & Beyond

Do you own an iPad and want to know where to begin? This class will take you through setting up your iPad to downloading Apps. Must know your Apple ID to download Apps.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 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_kidsreading 12:15 PM Preschool 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_binoculars.GIF 12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Celebrate Urban Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Zeleznik   330.643.9075   kzelez@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox 360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Friend's of the Tallmadge Branch Library Preview Sale

Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on Thursday, April 30 from 4-8pm. Memberships will be available at the door.

We have a large assortment of books, both hardcover and paperback, DVDs, music CDs and much more!

    Location: Tallmadge
 
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, April 30, at 6:00 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 cuisine, theme, or a celebrity chef.  There will be food samples or activities at every meeting. A selection of cookbooks will be available for members to borrow, or you can bring your own to discuss. Browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.
 

April 30: THE CASSROLE QUEENS MAKE-A-MEAL COOKBOOK by Crystal Cook
 

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Medicare 101: Navigating the Medicare Maze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Are you new to Medicare?  Turning 65 soon?  Leaving a company plan? This seminar will help you to understand Medicare, what it covers and what it doesn't.  You will learn the difference between Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plans.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_familytree 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Internet Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
    There are an overwhelming number of Web sites for genealogy research. This class will provide tips for locating online resources for family history research and allow participants some class time to explore Web sites. The focus will be on finding free online genealogy resources and brief introductions to the library’s genealogy databases. This class does not cover Ancestry Library Edition as there is a separate class for this resource.
    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

MOZART AND THE WHALE
Romantic comedy/drama about the budding romance between two people with Asperger's Syndrome.  Starring Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell and Gary Cole. Rated PG-13. 94 min. Shown in partnership with the Autism Society of Greater Akron in observance of National Autism Awareness Month.



 

    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   
   

Read one, read all, your choice!  Travel back to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago with three unique mysteries.

SECRETS OF SLOANE HOUSE by Shelley S. Gray

TICKET TO TOMORROW: A Romance Mystery by Carol Cox

WORLD’S GREATEST SLEUTH! by Steve Hockensmith

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
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misc_none 6:30 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Stories, Music, puppets and crafts. No registration necessary.

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

Geared to ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, dancing, and short stories, followed by an art activity.  

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM Spring Evening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

STORIES FOR A SPRING EVENING

Stories presented here are "not just for children."  These tales will make you think, make you laugh.  Some will make you wonder, but all of them have hidden wisdom for you to discover. Storytellers from the Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling present an adult story concert.

Please sign-up in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 10:00 AM Writing Contest for Children and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of May you can pick up a contest form at the branch to enter into our contest.  This month we ask you to write about your ideal summer vacation.  What would you do?  Where would you go?  Who would you be with?  Entries must be turned in by May 27.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Spring Book Sale on May 1 and 2. Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Club on the Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

TRAIN DREAMS by Denis Johnson

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

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

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Space

Fridays, April 10- May 15, 12 - 3 pm
Play Space provides parents and preschoolers a chance to interact together and with other families in a relaxed and unique educational setting.  Children work at their own pace through the stations with guidance from their parents. Each station will focus on an important early literacy skill.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
elect_computer1 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: Maple Valley
Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Spring Book Sale on May 1 and 2. Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefity the Tallmadge Branch Library.

Looking for a special deal? We have an all day bag sale on Saturday, May 2 for only $5 a bag. We tested it out and you can get 18 hardback books per bag, or 36-40 paperback books (depending on size). What a deal!

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters' Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

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

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

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

Sensory Story Time

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants, as well as a half-hour of play time for the whole family’s enjoyment.  Please call the library with questions or to reserve a spot.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   sbailey@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Maple Valley
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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: Maple Valley
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:45 PM German Genealogy with Nancy Ottman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

German Genealogy with Nancy Ottman

A longtime member of the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America (PalAm), Nancy has been researching for over twenty years and has presented at various genealogy organizations and societies across Ohio. On Saturday, May 2, she will present two lectures at Main Library:

Beginning German Genealogy
How to collect information on your family including what to ask, where to look for confirmation, and how to record the information. Naming practices and the difference between primary and secondary sources will also be reviewed. The focus will be on German genealogy, but the basic concepts apply to all ethnic families.

The 19th Century German Traveler
Follow along with a traveler’s journey including how he decides to leave Germany, what he takes with him, and what happens on his voyage to America.

Class will take place on the High Street Level of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_stars2 11:00 AM Enchanted Story Time: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Special Saturday Story Time
Saturday Story Time Sampler
: every First and Third Saturday of the month, 11 am

A special story time featuring Fairy, Dwarf, and Elf stories, songs and crafts.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

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

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1 - 2 pm
Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children's area and improve your reading skills by reading a book to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
nat_sun 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NORTON TEEN TIME Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

VIDEO GAME DAY

Do you love video games?  So do we! 

Show off your skills and you hang out with your friends while you battle on the big screen. 

Snacks provided and no registration is necessary.

 

              

 

 

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted learn sign language? Here’s your opportunity! Join instructor Paul Wray for three workshops focusing on the basic fundamentals of sign language. Ms. Wray has been teaching sign language for over fifteen years. She has acted as an interpreter for Gospel meets Symphony and YEPAW (Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop). Over the years she has provided instruction for all ages and a variety of groups.

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Saturday Movie: You Pick the Flick! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Yohn   330.535.9423   eyohn@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday Movie: You Pick the Flick!

Saturdays, March 7, April 4, May 2

We will have two great movies picked out--You vote which one you want to watch--we all watch the winner and enjoy some movie snacks!  Invite your friends, bring your family--there will be plenty of popcorn.  All movies will have a family friendly rating of PG-13 or lower.

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anim_dog1 2:00 PM Tails-N-Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

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

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

Family Tea Party

Make some crafts, play a game and enjoy some hot tea and cookies.  With a teacup and saucer to take home!

 

 

    Location: Goodyear
Sunday May 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake Community Organization Display Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Community Organization Display

Ever thought about volunteering in the Green Community, but did not know who used volunteers or what was needed?  During the month of May, check out our display of local agencies that need you!

    Location: Green
 
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Make Something For Mom: Hershey’s Kiss Roses, May 4-9

    Location: Green
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM Make and Take Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Beaded Dragonfly

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

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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, April 20.

    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

Mondays, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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 and supplies to donate, we'll make great use of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Let's Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

You are invited to drop in for open play time for your young ones.  Toys and hands on learning kits provided by the library for use.  Free takeaway materials also provided.  Two Mondays each month.  

March 9, 23; April 6, 20; and, May 4, 18.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth- 3 years

Join Miss KT and Miss JoAnna at Hereford Park for a fun-filled outdoor story time. We will leave the library at 10:10 am if you are interested in walking to the park with us. After a mixture of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities, enjoy play time at the park! Please feel free to bring picnic snacks or lunch. We will bring the blankets! If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. Siblings are welcome. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330.376.2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For birth - 3 years.

Join Miss KT and Miss JoAnna at Hereford Park for a fun-filled outdoor story time. We will leave the library at 10:10 am if you are interested in walking to the park with us. After a mixture of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities, enjoy play time at the park! Please feel free to bring picnic snacks or lunch. We will bring the blankets! If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. Siblings are welcome.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Training-Basic Computer Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

No registration is required for hands-on classes. 15 tickets will be distributed at a location designated at each branch 30 minutes prior to class start. 

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Paper Flower Bouquet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Make mom a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day.

For grades 3-5.  Call 330.666.4888 or stop by to register for these programs.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME!

Be lead in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
 
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   
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM North Hill Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Evening Book Discussion

This month we will be discussing GIRLS OF THE ATOMIC CITY by Denise Kiernan.  Books are available for checkout one month before the discussion.  New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws for reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud each week to our doggie pals Kodak, Shelby, Rudy, Suzy, Mindy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Make Something For Mom: Hershey’s Kiss Roses, May 4-9

    Location: Green
 
nat_leaf_green 10:00 AM NatureConnect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Nature Hunt

On your own at the library, stop by our NatureConnect window in the children's area for this month's activity.  Complete the activity and take it to the desk for a small prize.

This month make some cards that you can carry on a walk to see how many items you can find.

 

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

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

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

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

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

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

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

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

Boogie Woogie Books
All Ages Welcome

Tuesdays, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, 10:30 am

Join us for a high-energy, music and movement program to thrill the whole family!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 5 at 10:30

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Prechool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 7-May 19, 10:30 am
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or a fun activity. For ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Register at 330.745.6126 to join the fun.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4363   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Open Lab/Resume Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Lab

Come with your questions! Come to practice what you’ve learned in class! Open lab time is an opportunity to work on computers in the lab with an instructor present to answer any questions you may have.

 

Resume Workshop

Bring a chronology of your work and/or educational history to these workshops, and use resume writing software that offers hundreds of pre-written job duty descriptions to clearly define your skills and qualifications. Practice with built-in videos to sharpen your job interviewing and salary negotiating skills. Save your work as an electronic document and leave our workshop with a high impact, ready-to-print product. Attendees must bring a flash drive on which to save their work.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Training-Resume Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

No registration is required for hands-on classes. 15 tickets will be distributed at a location designated at each branch 30 minutes prior to class start. 

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

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

 

    Location: North Hill
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nat_sun 3:30 PM Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

Based on the television show, try your luck at some fun 60 second challenge!

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen: Art Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

TEEN PROGRAMS
For ages 11 to 18
Please call 330.836.1081 to register for these events.
 

Tuesday, May 5, 3:30 pm

Art Program

Join us for a fun afternoon of art. We’ll be creating artful items, experimenting with different techniques, and fuelling your creativity with artistic snacks.  It’s Goghing to be a great time!

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

Grades 6 on up

Tuesday, May 5 at 3:30 pm 

Wii Gaming

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate this fun Mexican holiday with snacks, crafts and fun!

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Baby and Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Families with children ages birth-35 months are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and fun with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Medicaid (Long Term Care) Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

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

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

Youth & Teen

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

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

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

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM Local Author Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Jane Ann Turzillo
She shares about her books OHIO TRAIN DISASTERS, MURDER & MAYHEM ON OHIO'S RAILS and WICKED WOMEN OF NORTHEAST OHIO.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_questionmark_blue 6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cassandra Walker   330-628-9228   cwalker@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm

PAIGE TURNER SERIES by Amanda Matetsky

    Location: Mogadore
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ent_microphone1 6:30 PM The Many Hats of WWII Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

ON THE HOME FRONT - THE MANY HATS OF WWII

With the world at war, patriots young and old donned many hats as they labored, fought and sacrificed in their struggle to defeat the Axis Powers.  Memories are stirred and stories shared as participants examine artifacts, photos, memorabilia and hats with Dave Gates of the Summit County Historical Society.

Please register in advance.

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

Registration requested.

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

Beginner & intermediate friendly.

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

PAWS FOR READING

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Make Something For Mom: Hershey’s Kiss Roses, May 4-9

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

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

 

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

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

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

Extra copies are available at the Front Desk.  

This month's selected book is: MARY COIN by Marisa Silver.

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

    Location: Richfield
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Social Security 101: Maximizing Social Security Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Social Security 101:  Maximizing Social Security Benefits

The workshop will be a valuable resource for individuals who have not yet made their Social Security elections and those who are currently receiving benefits.  It will cover strategies including the best time to begin collecting benefits and ways to reduce or eliminate taxes on their current benefits.  Attendees will be offered a Free Personalized Benefits Analysis.  This workshop is presented by Chris Lawrence of Richfield Financial Group.

Please call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

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

Grades K-5

Movie and Popcorn

    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 Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

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 Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
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nat_flower01 4:00 PM After School Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MINI FLOWER POTS

Paint a Mini Flower Pot and plant a flower to give to Mom or to that special someone in your life.

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

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   
   

Read a book to Molly the dog for fun, reading practice.

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

TAB MEETING

6th-12th Graders

The Norton Branch Library Needs YOU!

Attend and participate in the monthly meetings.

Plan programs and events for teens.

Offer your opinions about the Teen section, the collection, and the Library.

Work with others in a team setting.

Have fun!

    Location: Norton
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office 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 2007. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM First Wednesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Our selection for May is This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.
  • Copies of the discussion book are available at the Culture & AV desk.
  • Age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Make Something For Mom: Hershey’s Kiss Roses, May 4-9

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

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

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

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

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

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
misc_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 Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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

Thursday, May 7  at 10:30.

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 3-5 with a caregiver.  Join us for stories, movement, rhyme and a craft.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby Time for young ones, six to 20 months with a caregiver.  

A lap sit and early walker program designed for the early learner.  We will share bouncy tunes, classic Mother Goose rhymes, board books and flannel boards.  You are also invited to stay for the play time which follows Baby Time.

Thursdays, May 7-28, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Please register in advance via email, phone or in-person.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, April 9- May 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Computer Training-Microsoft Word Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

No registration is required for hands-on classes. 15 tickets will be distributed at a location designated at each branch 30 minutes prior to class start. 

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

Word Games

1st Thursday monthly, March 5, April 2, May 7, 11 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Story Time: All about Safety! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

3 – 6 years old

Join Miss JoAnna for a special preschool story time series featuring guest presenters from the community! This month we will be looking at various safety topics through stories, songs, rhymes, games, and art explorations. Siblings are welcome. 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinic 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
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rec_knitting 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit and Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Knit and Crochet Club

Do you love to knit or crochet? Join us as we create projects to be donated to charity, or work on one of your own.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, May 7 from 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Lego Party!

Grades K-6. Kids under 8, please bring a grownup along! Come to Mogadore Branch Library for some Lego fun.  There will be a new theme each meeting to help inspire your creative designs.  Save the dates to build and create with friends!  Don’t forget to check our blog http://mogadorebranch.akronlibrary.org/ to see some of your constructions displayed!

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox 360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Frolicking Fairies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Joyce   330.836.1081   
   

Primary Grades Programs
Grades K-2
Please call 330.836.1081 to register.

Thursday May 7, 4 pm

Frolicking Fairies

Fairy crafts and fun!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Peace of Mind Legal Series: Long Term Care Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

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

Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 pm 

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

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

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday monthly, 6 pm

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown's genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow's kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds--and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within. A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love--but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind's destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution--and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo's principles of love and justice to free his people. He must live for more. Praise for Golden Son "Gripping . . . Both author and lead character have cranked up the emotional stakes. . . . With Golden Son, Brown avoids the sophomore slump, charging the novel with the kind of dystopia-toppling action you'd expect in a trilogy ender, not a middle volume. On virtually every level, this is a sequel that hates sequels--a perfect fit for a hero who already defies the tropes. [Grade:] A" -- Entertainment Weekly "It's a far superior sequel, in fact: one of the rare breed of reads that improves upon its predecessor in every conceivable category. . . . In a word, Golden Son is stunning. Never mind how little we've seen of 2015: Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year." -- Tor.com "

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

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
The true-life love story of physicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde. Five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress.  Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox and Emily Watson. Rated PG-13. 123 min



 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM Binder Clip Photo Holder Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Use a binder clip, ribbon, paper and craft flowers to create a simple but beautiful photo holder.  Keep it for yourself or give it away for Mother’s Day.  

All supplies will be provided, please register in advance for this craft.  

All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

Geared to ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.  Younger siblings are welcome.  Join us for songs, rhymes, dancing, and short stories, followed by an art activity.  

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM Mystery Takes on the Law Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

MYSTERY TAKES ON THE LAW

Lawyers, barristers, solicitors, judges, paralegals and even an angel's advocate - mystery is home territory for Rumpole of the Bailey, law professor Hilary Tamar, TV's Perry Mason, Texas Judge Jackson Crain, Arapaho attorney Vicki Holden, paralegal Odelia Grey, and other fictional practitioners of the legal professions.  Irma Baker presents these and more.

Light refrshements will be served.

Please sign-up in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Make Something For Mom: Hershey’s Kiss Roses, May 4-9

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

Basic Windows Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Space

Fridays, April 10- May 15, 12 - 3 pm
Play Space provides parents and preschoolers a chance to interact together and with other families in a relaxed and unique educational setting.  Children work at their own pace through the stations with guidance from their parents. Each station will focus on an important early literacy skill.
 

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

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

Preschool Play Time is once a month on Fridays.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
food_meal 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Taste Test Kitchen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for taste testing different dried fruits.  You will be voting for your favorite and we’ll write and publish a blog piece about the taste testing.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun DIY2GO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

No time? No problem! Pick up one of our kits and get creative when you get time.

Make Something For Mom: Hershey’s Kiss Roses, May 4-9

    Location: Green
 
misc_scissors 10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club Cookie-Cutter Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Using ordinary cookie-cutter shapes, create an abstract piece of art!  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
anim_paw 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, May 9, from 11 am-12 pm

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Lacey.  Children of all ages are welcome.  No registration is requested.

    Location: Mogadore
 
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   
   

Paws for Reading: the Second Saturday of each month, 11am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.  Children can practice their reading skills and pet some friendly pooches!  Don't read on your own?  The dog's handler will read a book to you.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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holiday_heart1 1:00 PM Mothers Day Make and Take Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, May 9, 1 pm

Join us and make something special for mom!

    Location: Mogadore
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.

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

Children of all ages are welcome.

    Location: Green
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Henna Tattoos with Lisa Hart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Hickman   330.745.6126   mhickman@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Lisa to learn about the ancient art of henna body decoration and get a beautifully designed temporary tattoo! Please call, email or stop by the branch to register as space is limited. Registration begins April 13.

    Location: Kenmore
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM Chalk It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Come browse our selection of glasses, mugs and jars to create a perfect gift for Mother’s Day using Chalkboard paint, stencils and your own creativity! For grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
misc_party1 2:00 PM Mom-n-Me: Fairies and Gnomes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Food, fun and crafts for moms and kids.

Registration begins April 6.

    Location: Green
 
misc_kids 3:00 PM Diary of a Worm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

DIARY OF A WORM

Diary of a Worm

We will read the book, make our own diary, and enjoy eating some delicious dirt made from pudding, crushed Oreos, and a gummy worm.

This program is for school aged children and their families.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
rec_aerobics 3:00 PM Hula Hooping Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun, exciting exercise for all ages… with Hula Hoops!  Enjoy dance music while you learn to improve your skills on your waist, arms, and lower body! Hooping workouts result in improved cardiovascular health, muscle conditioning, flexibility and balance while participants enjoy a fun and relaxing activity! Hoops are provided, or you may bring your own.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture &AV   330.643.9015   popdiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and relax and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting room 1.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
    Location: Main Library
 
ent_guitar01 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Teens Rock Akron 2015! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Department   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us once again for a great evening of music from some of Northeast Ohio's most talented young musicians.  Admission and parking are free. Please call the Teen Department for more information. 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

For children of ALL ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers Our program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as a play time. Please call to register

    Location: Ellet
Sunday May 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake Community Organization Display Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Community Organization Display

Ever thought about volunteering in the Green Community, but did not know who used volunteers or what was needed?  During the month of May, check out our display of local agencies that need you!

    Location: Green
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office_pencil 10:00 AM Writing Contest for Children and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of May you can pick up a contest form at the branch to enter into our contest.  This month we ask you to write about your ideal summer vacation.  What would you do?  Where would you go?  Who would you be with?  Entries must be turned in by May 27.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
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, April 20.

    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

Mondays, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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 and supplies to donate, we'll make great use of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth- 3 years

Join Miss KT and Miss JoAnna at Hereford Park for a fun-filled outdoor story time. We will leave the library at 10:10 am if you are interested in walking to the park with us. After a mixture of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities, enjoy play time at the park! Please feel free to bring picnic snacks or lunch. We will bring the blankets! If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. Siblings are welcome. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kids 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330.376.2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For birth - 3 years.

Join Miss KT and Miss JoAnna at Hereford Park for a fun-filled outdoor story time. We will leave the library at 10:10 am if you are interested in walking to the park with us. After a mixture of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities, enjoy play time at the park! Please feel free to bring picnic snacks or lunch. We will bring the blankets! If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. Siblings are welcome.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM Preschool Playroom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

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

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

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

March 9                    AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE by Ambrose Bierce

April 6                       THE ICE PALACE by F. Scott Fitzgerald

May 11                     CELEBRATION IN CHARLESTON by William Howard Russell

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

    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.

"The Husband’s Secret" by Liane Moriarty

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Monday Casual Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

PRAY FOR SILENCE by Linda Castillo

Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #2)

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

In this month's selection, The Planks moved from Lancaster County Pennsylvania to the small Amish community of Painters Mill, hoping to resume the comforts of the Plain Life in Ohio. Less than one year later, the family of seven is found dead—slaughtered on their own farm.  Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Formerly Amish herself, Kate is no stranger to the secrets the Amish keep from their “English” neighbors—and each other. When the diary belonging to the rebellious teenager Mary Plank turns up, Kate is surprised to find not only a kindred spirit but a murder suspect: the charismatic stranger who stole Mary’s heart.

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
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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 Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Free homework help for students in grades K-6.

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!

Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.

Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.

Need to type a paper? We have computers.

Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

    Location: Maple Valley
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE BOY ON THE PORCH by Sharon Creech

The Boy on the Porch

For children in 3rd-4th grade.  One Monday each month we will read a different chapter book and then come in and talk about it with others over a beverage and snack.

Please register in advance.

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Rubber Stamps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Cut your own stamp pattern for designing paper or fabric.

For Teens.  Call 330.666.4888 or stop by to register for these programs.

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

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

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

Introduction to Facebook 

After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile, add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates and photos, share videos and receive notifications when others update their profiles. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". Attendance at Internet, Parts 1&2 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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


Appointment times are limited and must be scheduled in advance.  Contact the Science &Technology Division to make your appointment for this unique opportunity. Please note: come to the Science and Technology Division on the first floor to begin your session.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/f/ST-7022-e.pdf    
    Location: Main Library
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Mondays, 6:30 pm

March 9 - THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarity

April 13 - THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood

May 11 - THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce

    Location: Tallmadge
 
nat_poppy 6:30 PM Family Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

FLOWERS

We're going to make flowers to decorate our windows!

Join our program for families of all ages!  One Monday each month at 6:30pm we'll get together for some great crafts!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
holiday_civil_war_x 6:30 PM Ohio During the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

This presentation, by Civil War historian Paul Goebbel, is a look at some of the people and events in the state that we usually don’t hear about.  Who was the best General from Ohio that became the worst? Who was the worst that became the best? What future president’s great grandfather died at Gettysburg in the 73rd OVI? What did Ohio have to do with one of the most devastating boat disasters in history? Why did President Lincoln have the habit of asking how many Ohio soldiers would participate in the next day’s battle?  What NHL hockey team uses a replica Civil War cannon to celebrate a home goal and why? Where were the only two Civil War battles fought in Ohio?  Why was Ohio cited in the secession papers of South Carolina? Learn the answers to these questions – and many more!

    Location: Green
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Boogie Woogie Books
All Ages Welcome

Tuesdays, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, 10:30 am

Join us for a high-energy, music and movement program to thrill the whole family!

    Location: Northwest Akron
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 12 at 10:30

Ages 3 and up

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

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

A Time To Play: the Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30am

A Time to Play is for young children (ages 2-5) with a caregiver. Hands-on, ageappropriate play experiences and materials will be available for children and their caregivers. Children and adults can make friends, share stories, create and play together.

For Ages 2-5. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Prechool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 7-May 19, 10:30
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or a fun activity. For ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Register at 330.745.6126 to join the fun.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4363   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

 

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly book discussion. For May, we will discuss ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline.

Copies will be available at Green Branch Library after Tuesday, April 14.

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Social Security 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Chris Lawrence from the Richfield Financial Group leads this workshop for individuals who have not yet made their Social Security elections and those who are currently receiving benefits. It will cover strategies including the best time to begin collecting benefits and ways to reduce or eliminate taxes on current benefits. Attendees will be offered a Free Personalized Benefits Analysis. 

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Spring Crafts for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn a little bit about decoupage as we create a gift box, vase or decorative plate.  Space is limited.  Please call the library to sign-up beginning Monday, April 27.

    Location: Norton
 
rec_knitting 3:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 12 at 3:30 pm 

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

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

Grades 6 on up

Tuesday, May 12 at 3:30 pm 

Summer Reading Decorating: produce artwork to be displayed in the Teen Area this summer 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Baby and Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Families with children ages 0-35 months are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and fun with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

 

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

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

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

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_scissors 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sewing Series with Dolly Webb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Sewing Series with Dolly Webb

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

Please call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_knitting 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stitch Clique Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

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

Adult Program

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

 

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Through the Eyes of the Artist: Vincent Van Gogh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

Renowned local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman takes us on a journey through the fascinating life of Vincent Van Gogh. Understand more about this beloved artist through music, photographs, their masterpieces and letters and journal entries. 

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Mogadore
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 2: Notes, Links, & Graphics

Learn how to use PowerPoint’s advanced features to customize your presentations. Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 1 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

 

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

Grades K-5

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 Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Free homework help for students in grades K-6.

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!

Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.

Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.

Need to type a paper? We have computers.

Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.836.1081   
   

TEEN PROGRAMS
For ages 11 to 18
Please call 330.836.1081 to register for these events.
 

Tuesday, May 5, 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 13, 3:30 pm

Gaming Day

Board games, Wii games, you pick!  Kick back and enjoy an hour of fun, refreshments and friends.  

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM School Age Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Fantastic Felt Crafting

For grades K - 5
Make a bookmark for yourself and another to give to a friend.

    Location: Tallmadge
Thursday May 14, 2015 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 Jitterbugs Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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

Thursday, May 14 at 10:30.

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
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    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
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    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 3-5 with a caregiver.  Join us for stories, movement, rhyme and a craft.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby Time for young ones, six to 20 months with a caregiver.  

A lap sit and early walker program designed for the early learner.  We will share bouncy tunes, classic Mother Goose rhymes, board books and flannel boards.  You are also invited to stay for the play time which follows Baby Time.

Thursdays, May 7-28, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Please register in advance via email, phone or in-person.

    Location: Norton
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, April 9- May 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Richfield
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 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 11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Story Time: All about Safety! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

3 – 6 years old

Join Miss JoAnna for a special preschool story time series featuring guest presenters from the community! This month we will be looking at various safety topics through stories, songs, rhymes, games, and art explorations. Siblings are welcome. 

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

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

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Making Connections: An Early Stage Dementia Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Making Connections 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: Fairlawn-Bath
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Coffee & Converation Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

CHESTNUT STREET by Maeve Binchy

Chestnut Street

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2:00pm.

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

 

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

Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
 
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    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

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

PAWS for Reading


Thursdays with Pepper, 4 pm
March 12, April 9, May 14

Thursdays with Pepper and Blossom, 4pm
March 26, April 23, May 28

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

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

Join us for an afternoon of art.  We'll be creating artful items, experimenting with different techniques, and fueling your creativity with artistic snacks.  It's Goghing to be a great time!

For ages 11 - 18

Please register for this program

 

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

Thursday, May 14, 6:00 pm 

Get ready for the summer holidays by making a patriotic flag wreath to decorate your home. Class size is limited so please call 330.628.9228 to register.

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

Mail Merge

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Open Lab/Resume Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Lab

Come with your questions! Come to practice what you’ve learned in class! Open lab time is an opportunity to work on computers in the lab with an instructor present to answer any questions you may have.

 

Resume Workshop

Bring a chronology of your work and/or educational history to these workshops, and use resume writing software that offers hundreds of pre-written job duty descriptions to clearly define your skills and qualifications. Practice with built-in videos to sharpen your job interviewing and salary negotiating skills. Save your work as an electronic document and leave our workshop with a high impact, ready-to-print product. Attendees must bring a flash drive on which to save their work.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Northwest Akron
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

GUN CRAZY 
An aimless young man meets a beautiful carnival performer, leading to romance... and a life of crime!  Film noir cult fave starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall. 86 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.




 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
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    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday monthly, March 12, April 9, May 14, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Presentation by Sharon Honroth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Medicare Presentation by Sharon Honroth

Medicare 101: Turning 65 is an exciting time in your life! It can also be very confusing, especially when it comes to Medicare, and the critical choices you need to make. Are you already receiving Medicare benefits but don't quite understand the system? This presentation will guide you through the maze, answer your questions and explain your options regarding your Medicare benefits.

Please call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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: Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Space

Fridays, April 10- May 15, 12 pm- 3 pm
Play Space provides parents and preschoolers a chance to interact together and with other families in a relaxed and unique educational setting.  Children work at their own pace through the stations with guidance from their parents. Each station will focus on an important early literacy skill.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_book_red 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Preview Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of Goodyear Library

Preview Booksale

For members of The Friends of Goodyear Library.  There will be a selection of gently used books, paperbacks, and large print books, as well as some movies and music. They will be selling them at bargain prices so come check out the deals.

    Location: Goodyear
Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids Sewing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Kids Sewing Club

Sewing Club 3rd Saturday of the month 10 am -12 pm

May 16- project TBA

    Location: Richfield
 
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

Join us for bargains on reading materials, DVDs, and music.

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
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    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, March 21, April 18, May 16, 10:30 and 11:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_familytree 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Internet Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet Genealogy

There are an overwhelming number of websites for genealogy research. This class will provide tips to locating online resources for family history research and allow participants some class time to explore suggested websites. The focus will be on finding free online genealogy resources. This class will not cover searching Ancestry.com (or Ancestry Library Edition), as there is a separate class for this resource. As the emphasis will be on using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   asawyer@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of Goodyear Library

Book Sale

The Friends of Goodyear Library will have a selection of gently used books, paperbacks, and large print books, as well as some movies and music. They will be selling them at bargain prices so come check out the deals.

    Location: Goodyear
 
anim_monkey2 11:00 AM Going to the Zoo: A Special Saturday Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

A Special Saturday Story Time
Saturday Story Time Sampler
: every First and Third Saturday of the month, 11 am

A story time adventure full of lions, monkeys, and snakes.

All ages. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
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    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, March 21, April 18, May 16, 10:30 and 11:30 am

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants.  Please contact Tricia Twarogowski at 330.643.4702 with questions or to register for a spot in this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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

Every first and third Saturday of the month, 1 - 2 pm
Look for therapy dogs, Caesar or Sophie, in the Children's area and improve your reading skills by reading a book to a furry friend. Bring along a book you are reading or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Tallmadge
 
misc_none 2:00 PM PAWS for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tricia Twarogowski   330.643.4702   
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturdays with Marley and Jiri, 2pm
March 21, April 18, May 16

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
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    Contact: Emily Yohn   330.535.9423   eyohn@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens Create!

Saturdays, March 21, April 18, May 16  

Join us for some DIY fun! We will have a creative, fun project for you to make each month.

 

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

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
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Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Community Organization Display

Ever thought about volunteering in the Green Community, but did not know who used volunteers or what was needed?  During the month of May, check out our display of local agencies that need you!

    Location: Green
 
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, April 20.

    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

Mondays, February 2 - May 18, 10:15 am - 12 pm

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 and supplies to donate, we'll make great use of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: North Hill
 
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    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

You are invited to drop in for open play time for your young ones.  Toys and hands on learning kits provided by the library for use.  Free takeaway materials also provided.  Two Mondays each month.  

March 9, 23; April 6, 20; and, May 4, 18.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

Birth- 3 years

Join Miss KT and Miss JoAnna at Hereford Park for a fun-filled outdoor story time. We will leave the library at 10:10 am if you are interested in walking to the park with us. After a mixture of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities, enjoy play time at the park! Please feel free to bring picnic snacks or lunch. We will bring the blankets! If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. Siblings are welcome. 

    Location: Highland Square
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer2 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Basic Computer Skills

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_kids 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories at the Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Mockensturm   330.376.2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For birth - 3 years.

Join Miss KT and Miss JoAnna at Hereford Park for a fun-filled outdoor story time. We will leave the library at 10:10 am if you are interested in walking to the park with us. After a mixture of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities, enjoy play time at the park! Please feel free to bring picnic snacks or lunch. We will bring the blankets! If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. Siblings are welcome.

    Location: Highland Square
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

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

Typing

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
office_pencil 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Free homework help for students in grades K-6.

You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!

Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.

Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.

Need to type a paper? We have computers.

Drop in anytime you need help.

No registration required

    Location: Maple Valley
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office_pencil 4:00 PM Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

ZENTANGLE ROCK

Come and create your own Zentangle Rock.

For students in grade 5 and up.  Teen Cafe meets one month each month at 4pm.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_waiter 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades 6-12

Help the library out this summer by being a volunteer.  All volunteers must have completed the 6th grade by the end of the current school year, be between the ages of 12 and 18, and must attend orientation to participate.  

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia - NEW TIME!

Be lead in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds.  Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill
 
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   
   

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

Crochet group meets every Monday evening.

 

    Location: Goodyear
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Family Movie Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (PG) (92 MIN)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
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
   

RULES by Cynthia Lord

Rules

For children in 5th & 6th grade.  One Monday each month we will read a different chapter book and then come in and talk about it with others over a beverage and snack.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
 
misc_kidsreading1 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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws for reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm
Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud each week to our doggie pals Kodak, Shelby, Rudy, Suzy, Mindy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.
Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.
 

    Location: Richfield
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

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

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

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

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Boogie Woogie Books
All Ages Welcome

Tuesdays, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, 10:30 am

Join us for a high-energy, music and movement program to thrill the whole family!

    Location: Northwest Akron
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 19 at 10:30

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Prechool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, April 7-May 19, 10:30
Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or a fun activity. For ages 2-6 with a favorite adult. Register at 330.745.6126 to join the fun.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4363   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

 

    Location: North Hill
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Reader's Roundtable Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330.784.2019   
   

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Books are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Ellet
 
elect_computer2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Typing

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

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

Typing

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_teens 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun afternoon of art. We’ll be creating artful items, experimenting with different techniques, and fueling your creativity with artistic snacks, It’s “Goghing” to be a great time! Please call 330.745.6126 to register.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Baby and Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Families with children ages birth-35 months are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and fun with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

 

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For May, we will discuss CARISSIMA by Rosanna Chiofalo.

    Location: Green
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:00 PM Family Birthday Plaque Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330.784.7522   sjolliff@akronlibrary.org
   

Having trouble remembering your family members' birthdays?  Now is your chance to create a unique birthday display board so you'll never forget to send out those Happy Birthday Cards!

    Location: Goodyear
 
misc_scissors 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Open Craft Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Open Craft Night

Enjoy this time to work on a current project while socializing and sharing ideas with our community.  No supplies are provided, just bring something you want to work on and enjoy.

Call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
 
ent_stage1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Full Circle Storytelling: Tales from the Rubber City Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Open to the public, Full Circle Storytelling events revolve around a theme and the idea: everyone has a story.  Register to tell a true story related to the evening's theme or just come to enjoy the show!  No experience necessary. Co-hosted by ASCPL, Wandering Aesthetics, and the Akronist, this intimate evening of storytelling will conjure the spirit of community.

Call to register at 330-724-2126

This Month's Theme: Courage

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM Bedtime Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

BEDTIME STORY TIME FOR FAMILIES

Stories, rhymes and more!

This program is for children and their families.

Please register in advance.

 

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

Tuesday, May 19, at 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 to register.
    Location: Mogadore
 
lib_bookshelf 7:00 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion For Teens and Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

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

For the month of May, we will discuss RAZOR'S EDGE by Somerset Maugham.

    Location: Green
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM Baby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 3: Advanced Features

Advanced features covered include photo album shows, automation, animation, more with backgrounds, charts, and other miscellaneous items. Experience with using PowerPoint or attendance at PowerPoint, Part 2 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Book discussions are on the third Wednesday of each month.

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday monthly, 1 pm

March 18 THE HEIST by Daniel Silva

April 15 TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERTAFFAIR by Joel Dicker

May 20 MARY MARY by James Patterson

    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, craft and more! 

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

 

    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, May 20 at 2:00 pm

Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

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

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

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

Learn how to use the basic features of an e-mail account by using the Mail.com e-mail service to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues.  Tips for printing messages will also be demonstrated.  This class is only for those who need an email account. If you already have an account, then come to Email Part 2. 

    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 Mullins   330.643.4663   emullins@akronlibrary.org
   

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 Wii Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM After School Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After School Crafts

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330.825.7800   
   

Read a book to Molly the dog for fun, reading practice.

No registration necessary.  Just drop in.  

    Location: Norton
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM NORTON TEEN TIME Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Dragovich   330-825-7800   
   

SMASH BOOKS

Part journal, part scrapbook, ALL FUN!  Bring some photos and other memorabillia and get started on your very own smash book.  All other supplies provided by the library, but please call or stop by to register.

    Location: Norton
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Learn GED classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tonya Wright   330.643.4662   twright@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

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

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

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

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

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

 

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

Thursday, May 21 at 10:30.

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Every Thursday

For Children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and art activities.

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330.434.8726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 3-5 with a caregiver.  Join us for stories, movement, rhyme and a craft.

    Location: Odom
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bird   330.643.4713   mbird@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby Time for young ones, six to 20 months with a caregiver.  

A lap sit and early walker program designed for the early learner.  We will share bouncy tunes, classic Mother Goose rhymes, board books and flannel boards.  You are also invited to stay for the play time which follows Baby Time.

Thursdays, May 7-28, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Please register in advance via email, phone or in-person.

    Location: Norton
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folks Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, April 9- May 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.

 

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Firestone Park
 
elect_computer2 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

E-mail Basics, Part 2: Message Management

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Preschool Story Time: All about Safety! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: JoAnna Schofield   330-376-2927   jschofield@akronlibrary.org
   

3 – 6 years old

Join Miss JoAnna for a special preschool story time series featuring guest presenters from the community! This month we will be looking at various safety topics through stories, songs, rhymes, games, and art explorations. Siblings are welcome. 

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

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

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

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3 and up.

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

    Location: Green
 
misc_none 3:45 PM Xbox 360 Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellet Library   330.784.2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
 
lib_bookpurple 6:00 PM Author Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Henry   330-628-9228   khenry@akronlibrary.org
   

Danielle Lee Zwissler, Author Visit

Thursday, May 21, 6:00 pm

Join romance author Danielle Lee Zwissler for a book signing and to discuss her latest novel. 

    Location: Mogadore
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rec_legoguy 6:00 PM Family Program: Build it Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644.7050   
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 8 [DEMO] Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Electronic Services   (330) 643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 8

Personalize your Windows 8 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 8.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Movies@Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Culture & AV   330.643.9015   
   

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
Penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world!  Awesome animated action comedy!  Rated PG. 92 min





 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Floral Container Gardening 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Join Cathy Morgan - "The Gardening Librarian" - for an evening of container gardening fun! Learn the secrets to successful floral container design and growth, and create your own individual floral garden.  All supplies will be provided by the library.  Registration begins May 1.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch library.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Needle Crafters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Northwest Akron Needle Crafters

3rd Thursday monthly, March 19, April 16, May 21, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Zentangle with Carol Floyd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Zentangle with Carol Floyd

Learn the philosophy of Zentangles, how to get started, some basic patterns and you will be set to embark into the wonderful world of Zentangles.  This artistic meditation creates images from repetitive patterns, and can be done almost anywhere.  

Please call 330.376.2927 or visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

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

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Maple Valley
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM The Fashions of Downton Abbey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

THE FASHIONS OF DOWNTON ABBEY

Laura Loew takes you on a tour of unique clothing of the early 20th century.  View original antique fashions from 1912-1925, plus a 45 minute multimedia presentation and Q & A.  Downton Abbey is PBS' #1 TV show of all time!

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
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elect_computer1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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: Main Library
Saturday May 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Kids Create Craft Kits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
 
misc_sound 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, May 23, 11:00 am

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

To volunteer you must attend one of the orientation meetings; the meeting will last no more than hour. For more information call 330.628.9228 or email Miss Kelly  kwilson@akronlibrary.org

    Location: Mogadore
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rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM Works of Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Works of Art

Find out how different artists created their works, as we focus on different artists’ styles and techniques. Then try
your hand at making your own art in the style of some famous artists.

Grades K-6. No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
 
nat_flower01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Plant Exchange and Tea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   cchlysta@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring a plant from your perennial or indoor garden to share with others in our community.  Enjoy a selection of tea and tea bread while we talk about the plants we love to share.  If you bring a plant to share, you might win a door prize! 

Please register in advance.

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

We need YOU for a Summer Reading Program VOLUNTEER!

Help the library this summer with the Mind, Body and Sole Summer Reading Program!

Interested students 12 years and older must attend one of the orientation sessions in order to be eligible to volunteer.

Please call the Norton Branch Library at 330-825-7800 to register.

    Location: Norton
Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday we are open 

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

No registration needed.

    Location: Main Library
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake Community Organization Display Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Community Organization Display

Ever thought about volunteering in the Green Community, but did not know who used volunteers or what was needed?  During the month of May, check out our display of local agencies that need you!

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

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

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

Additional Services

• GED Practice Test

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

• Distance Learning available 24 hours per day

• One on one tutoring

Register on the 15th of the month by calling Project Learn at 330-434-9461

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Boogie Woogie Books
All Ages Welcome

Tuesdays, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, 10:30 am

Join us for a high-energy, music and movement program to thrill the whole family!

    Location: Northwest Akron
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Diane   330.659.4363   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
 
rec_yoga.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330.467.8595   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults wanting to imporve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.  The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week period.  Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

*No class on Monday, May 25 - Library closed for Memorial Day.

 

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

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

 

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

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Highland Square
 
nat_sun 3:30 PM Move Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   
   

ANNIE (2014)(PG)(118 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
 
office_meeting1 3:30 PM Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 26, 3:30 pm

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

To volunteer you must attend one of the orientation meetings; the meeting will last no more than hour. For more information call 330.628.9228 or email Miss Kelly  kwilson@akronlibrary.org

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

Tuesday, May 26, at 3:30 pm 

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Asian Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330.745.6126   gbowen@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about Asian Pacific Heritage Month with games, foods and crafts from Asia.

    Location: Kenmore
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Baby and Toddler Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330.666.4888   
   

Families with children ages birth-35 months are welcome to join us for an evening of story time fun!  We will enjoy stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and fun with Miss Pam.

Registration begins Monday, April 20.

 

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office 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 2007, Microsoft’s desktop publishing program.  Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

Electronic Services Computer Training    
    Location: Main Library
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Wilson   330-628-9228   kwilson@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 pm

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

To volunteer you must attend one of the orientation meetings; the meeting will last no more than an hour. For more information call 330.628.9228 or email Miss Kelly  kwilson@akronlibrary.org.

    Location: Mogadore
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM Warm Up Akron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Debenedictis   330-628-9228   kdebenedictis@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 pm

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

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

Learn the differences among the various types of int