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Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Book Club to Go  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

Monday June 5, 2017 -  Saturday July 29, 2017
   11:00 AM Help Create a Community Sculpture  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet

Monday June 5, 2017 -  Saturday July 29, 2017
   11:00 AM Help Us to Build a Better World  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet

Monday June 26, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 4  
    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:

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:00 AM Build a Body  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

Adult and Teen Event      

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

    Location: Green
   2:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5  
    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:

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM The Hower House  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Hower House

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlecrafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Family Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SUN CATCHER

Join Miss Sue and make a sun catcher wind chime.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Pokemon Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

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

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

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

 

    Location: Firestone Park

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Family Story Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Bricks 4 Kidz

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Family Shows  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Outback Ray - June 27

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

 

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr.  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   2:00 PM School Age Fun  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MAD SCIENCE

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

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Runway

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Messy Party

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

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

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

Everthing will be provided and no registration is required.

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Party Animals  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:30 PM Teens Do Something!  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 27, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

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

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:30 PM Annual Teen Cupcake Bake-off  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Event

Bakers and tasters needed! 

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM The Novel in You  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

June 28 - Get in the Construction Zone!

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM NatureConnect Create!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

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

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

    Location: Green
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

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

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

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

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

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

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

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

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

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

    Location: Green
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

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

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

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

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

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

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

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM Bubble Lady: Summer Reading Weekly Events  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays!  
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibray.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Teen Trivia: Jeopardy style

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming@Main  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM Craft Mix-It-Up  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Craft Mix-It-Up

Wednesday, June 28, 3 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Puppy Training  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PUPPY TRAINING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Egyptian Tomb Excavation Series  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

READERS CHOICE of a Charles Finch Mystery

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

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 29, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

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

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

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office Excel 6  
    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:

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Fit Program, Build a Body Team

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Jungle Bob  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about some amazing animals with Jungle Bob!

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM Mosaic Art with Leona from Don Drumm Studios  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akornlibrary.org
   

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

June 29 Moana

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

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

June 29:  Mad Science

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM Teen Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

AIRPLANE RACES

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

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

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

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY Jewelry and Keychains  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel 4-6 Practical Application  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 4-6 Practical Application

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:00 PM Edible Architecture  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Edible Architecture - June 29

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

For ages 11 - 18

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 29, 6 pm 

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

Theme: Picnic in the Garden

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

A BRILLIANT DEATH by Robin Yocum

HEART OF STONE by James W. Ziskin

THE 7TH CANON by Robert Dugoni

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Unknown Beatles  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

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

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Countryside Conservancy Program  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Richfield
   7:00 PM A Photographer's Guide to Ohio  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

A PHOTOGRAPHER'S GUIDE TO OHIO

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday July 1, 2017
     Book Club on the Run  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

July- BLACK AND BLUE Anne Quindlen

    Location: Firestone Park

Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017
     Book Club to Go  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

Saturday July 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Geeks Who Game @ the Library  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

July title - THE DAUGHTER OF TIME by Josephine Tey

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

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Doodling for Stress Relief  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Presented by Christina Turner, Akron-Summit County Public Library

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

 

    Location: Richfield

Sunday July 2, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday July 3, 2017
     On Your Own  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   11:00 AM Build a Better World  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Movie Matinee Mondays

Mondays, 1 pm

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

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM B4 Bed + Stories for Adults  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga with Nia  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday July 4, 2017
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 4, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

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

July 5  Play Bingo for fun and prizes

    Location: Green
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nature Adventures  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-3

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

Create your own stepping stone.

    Location: Firestone Park
   11:30 AM Fun Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 5, 11:30 am

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

 

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

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

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

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

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

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Lunch provided.

    Location: Norton
   1:00 PM Coffee and Coloring  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

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

July 5  Play Bingo for fun and prizes

    Location: Green
   2:00 PM Fun Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 5, 2 pm

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM Mad Science: Summer Reading Weekly Events  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Richfield Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Image result for eve of a hundred midnights

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays!  
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Annual Hot Wheels Derby - Bring your fastest car!

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dr. Insecta  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Water Sports

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Building Workshop  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Building Workshop

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

Registration appreciated

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 pm

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Wellness Yoga: Yoga off the Mat  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, July 6, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

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

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

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
   11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories in the Garden  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Circuits  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

High Five Fitness Dance Program, Art Sparks

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Movie Bingo  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Secret Life of Pets  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akornlibrary.org
   

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

July6 THE LORAX

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM Teen Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

EARBUD HOLDER

Come in and make an earbud holder.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

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

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Upcycled Crafts  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM Carve! Print! Repeat! Relief Printmaking for Beginners  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Puzzled at the Library  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   7:00 PM Gettysburg  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

GETTSBURG:  THE LAST INVASION

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday July 7, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Community Photo Scanning Day

In Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Summer Movies - Build a Better Mind  
    Contact: Odom Blvd. Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

July 7 THE HUNDRED- FOOT JOURNEY

July 21 HIDDEN FIGURES

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Leather Bracelets  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

    Location: Highland Square

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Mini Book Sale  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in Family History  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in Family History

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Drive-In Car Rally  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Drive-In Car Rally

Saturday, July 8, 11 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Paws For Reading  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Share a book with a certified therapy dog!

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Watercolor Painting Class  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASS

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Tails & Tales  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up)

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

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

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Sunday July 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday July 10, 2017
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hands-On Computer Classes  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Basic Computer Skills

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

Attendance at Computer Mouse Skills for Beginners is preferred.

    Location: Firestone Park
   11:00 AM Preschool Playroom  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Storytelling and Origami  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Storytelling and Origami together as one with Christina Kallevig.

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM Summer Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   2:00 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL by Katarina Bivald

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM David Anthony  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM Monday Casual Reads  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Program is held one Monday each month at 4pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration is needed.

Paws is the second Monday of every month.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Zentangle Rock Art  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlecrafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM A Different Kind of Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Beekeeping  
    Contact: Green Branch Library     
   

Adult Program

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

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Book Discussion  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion

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

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Special Event:

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Time To Play  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Family Story Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Mad Science

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

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

    Location: Green
   1:00 PM Family Shows  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Rockin Robots - July 11

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

 

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness: Tai Chi  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness Series

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

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

Tuesday, July 11, 1 pm

Tai Chi

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM Party Couture featuring TKO Entertainment  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Build an Upcycled Dreamcatcher  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM Fabulous Flip Flop Art  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring your own flip flops to decorate for the summer.

    Location: Kenmore
   2:00 PM Magic  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

RICK SMITH JR

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

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Teen Art in a Jar/Cityscapes  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

House of Cards Competition

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY Upcycle Inventor’s Box

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

Turn it into a treasure, of course! 

Come see what you can create.

Everthing will be provided and registration is not required.

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Shipwreck Island Survival  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:30 PM Teens Do Something!  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 11, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Book Buzz Discussion Group- OFFSITE  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group

2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

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

June 13 A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

July 11 EUPHORIA by Lily King  

August 8 HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Social Security Program  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:00 PM Teen Writers Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Writers Club

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

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

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stitch Clique  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

STITCH CLIQUE

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

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM The Novel in You  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Series with Chef Sarah  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Highland Square

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Mini Movers  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

July 12 is Mix and Match Building day!

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Volunteer Wednesdays  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteer Wednesdays

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
   11:00 AM NatureConnect Create!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

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

July 12 Outback Ray and his animals

    Location: Green
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring the Pilates Method  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nature Adventures  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-3

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

Decorate a colorful garden stake.

    Location: Firestone Park
   11:30 AM Fun Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 12, 11:30 am

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

 

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

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

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

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

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

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Food For Thought CANCELLED  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Food for Thought Book Talks

Wednesdays, 1 pm

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

June 14

1776 by David McCullough

July 12

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

August 9

ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

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

July 12 Outback Ray and his animals

    Location: Green
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

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

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

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

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

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

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

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM Fun Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 12, 2 pm

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM Storigami with Christina Kallevig: Summer Reading Weekly Events  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays!  
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Magician David Anthony will show his intriguing illusions!

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dance Party  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-639-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Construction Zone

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming@Main  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Don't forget we'll have cookies!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Windows 10

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

 

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:30 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Cookbook Club

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

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

    Location: Green
   10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, July 13, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

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

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

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
   11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Valor Court  
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories in the Garden  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Puzzle Pizzazz Time  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Akron Zoo Animals!  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Magician, David Anthony

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Melted Crayon Art  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM Painting with Connie  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

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

READERS CHOICE of a Classic

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

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Rick Smith, Jr.  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM Teen Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WIRE RING

Create a wire ring for yourself or a friend.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

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

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Body  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Get fit with "Build a Body" fitness trainers!

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hip Hop Hoop Troop  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM T-Shirt Tote Bag  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

T-Shirt Tote Bag – July 13

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

For ages 11 - 18

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM Buying Your First Home  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness: Mat Pilates  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Adult Fitness Series

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

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

 

Thursday, July 13, 6 pm

Mat Pilates

Please bring a mat, water bottle and towel. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: Planet of the Apes  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron Inventors Club  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Friday July 14, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hands-On Computer Classes  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

File Management 

Learn to use Windows Explorer, your computer's filing cabinet, to organize and manage your files and folders. During class, you will practice copying, moving and deleting items as well as using your recycle bin. 

Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friday Classic Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Pat and Mike with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn

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    Location: Richfield
   4:00 PM Build It!  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills!akronlibrary.org
   

BUILD IT!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Nordonia Hills Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NH GAME TIME

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

All ages welcome.

No registration is necessary.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM Sensory Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Story Time

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Body Personal Traning  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Odom
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Mental Health Court  
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Portage Lakes Kiwanis Pirate Days  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Portage Lakes Kiwanis Pirate Days

Portage Lakes State Park

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:30 AM Sensory Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Story Time

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   12:30 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   2:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Things-Lego Freestyle  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

LEGO bricks, base plates and mats provided.  

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

Zumba for Kids

Saturday, July 15, 3 pm

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

All ages are welcome

    Location: Northwest Akron

Sunday July 16, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday July 17, 2017
     On Your Own  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   11:00 AM Juggling with Matt Jergens  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM Summer Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, 1 pm

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

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
   2:00 PM Storigami  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM VolunTeen Nights  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM Messy Mondays  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

CHALK PAINTING

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

Please register in advance

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

Family Program

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

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM What’s Cookin’ – Summer Side Dishes  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga with Nia  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Family Story Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Mad Science

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Family Shows  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Mark Wood Fun Show - July 18

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

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Mad Science  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

July 18- The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes

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    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Family Movie Afternoon  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Movie Afternoon

Tuesdays, June 20, July 18, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM School Age Fun  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ROCKIN' ROBOTS

Let's rock with some musical robots!

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Teen Musical Instruments  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Wii Bit of Fun this Summer!

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Colorful World  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Escape Room

Can you make it out in time?

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

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

Everthing will be provided and registration is not required.

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Build a Better You  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM Antique Appraisals with Jason Adams  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Spectators are welcome and do not need to register.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Bee-Friendly Gardening  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Bee-Friendly Gardening

Tuesday, July 18, 6 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Evening Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Evening Book Discussion

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

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Investment Perspectives  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 pm 

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM The Novel in You  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Shade Gardening with Hostas  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
   7:00 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

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

    Location: Green
   7:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKBOOK CLUB

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

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

July 19 Mad Science

    Location: Green
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring the Pilates Method  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
   11:30 AM Fun Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 19, 11:30 am

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

 

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Meditation with Simone  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

June 21 HOME by Harlan Coben

July 19 THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

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

July 19 Mad Science

    Location: Green
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

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

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

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

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

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

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

    Location: Odom
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Afternoon Movies  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

FENCES starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Fun Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 19, 2 pm

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM Past Times Book Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 19, 2 pm

Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

Rebel Queen

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM Songs and “Tails” from the Woods: Summer Reading Weekly Events  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays!  
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Listen to drums and stories with Sogbety Diamonde!

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rick Smith Jr  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibray.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Apptastic Afternoon: Escape Room Edition

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM Yoga Fun  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA FUN!

Join Nirvana Yoga for some yoga fun!

This program is for children in grades K-4.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM WRHS Presents Vehicles of the Western Reserve  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Western Reserve Historical Society Presents:

Vehicles of the Western Reserve

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Wellness Yoga: Yoga off the Mat  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Writers Guild of Nordonia Hills  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WRITERS GUILD OF NORDONIA HILLS

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

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

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

    Location: Green
   10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, July 20, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

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

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

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
   11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Stretch, Breath and Lunge into summer fun!  Nancy Gardner leads a family-fun workout for the whole family.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM Book Dominoes  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. How many books can we stack in a domino line in our community meeting room? Stop by to help us set them up, then knock them down.

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Akron Zoo

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Sogbety Diomande  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

This show features traditional West African drumming on djembe drums.

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM Sunprints  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ll arrange compositions of natural or manmade items on sun sensitive paper and use sunlight to create graphic art.

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: The Magic of David Anthony  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Rockin’ Robots  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM Teen Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BALLOON RACE CAR

make a balloon powered race car and race your friends.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create Your Own Buttons  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Express yourself by creating your own 3-inch buttons using our button maker and old magazines and comics.

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tower Power  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tower Power - building games and fun challenges.

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Volunteen Day  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Need some extra volunteer hours for school or college application? Join us to make pet blankets to donate to a local animal shelter and work on other service projects.

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pickle Ball  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

What is Pickle Ball? Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. If you like Ping Pong, or you enjoy Tennis, you will enjoy Pickle Ball. Join us at the Firestone Park Community Center to see if you have what it takes to play Pickle Ball. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, July 20, 6 pm 

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

Theme: Salads

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bricks for Kids  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Movies@Main: The Palm Beach Story  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Mix a delightful script by Preston Sturges with sparkling acting by Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea and Mary Astor and you end up with a screwball comedy masterpiece! 88 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy a diverse selection of titles.  New members are always welcome.

Please call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
   7:00 PM The Music of Mark Twain  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE MUSIC OF MARK TWAIN

This program looks at the life and times of one of America's greatest writers---through a musical lens!  Mr. Clemens' childhood years on the banks of the Mississippi, his travels, literary work, and lifelong love of music.  Includes performances of period songs on instruments of the day:  Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Piano, Harmonica, and Pennywhistle.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday July 21, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Summer Movies - Build a Better Mind  
    Contact: Odom Blvd. Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

July 21 HIDDEN FIGURES

    Location: Odom
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Planning for Your Great Escape--Retirement  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    With increased market volatility, economic uncertainty, longer lifetimes and rising household expenses, achieving a great retirement seems harder all the time. This seminar realistically discusses the challenges ahead and provides time-tested solutions audience members can start implementing right away. It shows how to make the most of your asset building years, including getting retirement saving tax break you’re entitled to. It also discusses maximizing the Social Security and Medicare benefits, as well as passing on more to heirs. Financial Adviser Angela Byers will answer your questions. Please call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley

Saturday July 22, 2017
     Kids Create Take-it Make-it Crafts  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Experimenting with Watercolor

Experiment and learn about watercolors and multiple resist techniques with Vicki O’Dell.   Create two 8x10 pieces suitable for framing.  Please wear “play clothes”; you may get messy. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started in African American Genealogy  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Getting Started in African American Genealogy

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Marvelous Memory Wire  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Judy Fitzgerald to create a beautiful memory wire bracelet.  Supplies will be provided.  Space is limited, so call 330-745-6126 to register.

    Location: Kenmore
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Series with Paula Wray  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Interested in learning how to sign?  Come to these sessions of lessons, games, and songs, and learn more.  No prior knowledge of sign language is necessary!  This class is for adults.  Children over 10 may come if accompanied by an adult.

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

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM Comic Book Club for grades 4-12  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Do you love to draw and talk about comics? Join us for our quarterly meeting.

Grades 4-12

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Recycling Rhythm: A DIY Instrument Workshop  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Recycling Rhythm: A DIY Instrument Workshop
Saturday, July 22, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Let’s help to build a better world with music!
Create your own musical instruments from recycled materials,
give new life to discarded objects, and discover a new world of sound.
Registration is requested.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:30 PM Science Saturday  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SCIENCE SATURDAY

What is the only food that doesn't spoil?  Honey!  Come and learn more amazing bee facts from Kristopher & Evona Gaughan.

Do you like to see how things work?  Are you a hands-on-type of kid?  This program is for you and your family.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Sunday July 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday July 24, 2017
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   11:00 AM Dr. U R Awesome  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Dr. U R Awesome, a Guinness Book of World Records holder, will blow up some fun with his bubble show.

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM Summer Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   2:00 PM Cooking Caravan  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Cooking Caravan comes to our library for a Chef Battle!

    Location: Highland Square
   5:00 PM Building Recipes  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Building Recipes

Special guests Cooking Caravan will square off in a Chef Battle that features audience members as sous chefs and judges.

Registration appreciated

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlecrafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Campfire Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Campfire Story Time

Mondays, June 19, July 24, 6:30 pm

Families, join us outside for a special storytime with stories, songs, and activities. No registration is necessary. Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Stephen King: America’s Boogeyman  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

In honor of King’s 70th birthday, we will take a look at his works, adaptations, and influence on American pop culture. Those who avoid Mr. King’s books may gain a better insight into his works, and ideas on where to begin reading. And long-time King fans may learn something about the author they didn’t know before.  Presented by Patrick Manning.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fun with the Pre-Fab Four: Micky, Mike, Davy & Peter of the Monkees  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Fun with the Pre-Fab Four: Micky, Mike, Davy, & Peter of the Monkees

Spend an hour with music enthusiast Ray Carmen as he presents rarely seen videos and plays little-known songs from everyone's favorite manufactured pop band that went on to become a genuine recording and performing entity.

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 25, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Family Story Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Story Hour Picnic  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Story Hour Picnic
Tuesday July 25, immediately following Story Hour
Please consider staying after story hour for a picnic. Please bring your own sandwiches and a picnic blanket. We will provide Lemonade, fruit, and munchies. This is a fun and relaxing way to wrap up a summer of fun. In the event of rain, we will enjoy an indoor picnic instead.

 

    Location: Richfield
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Poof Daddy's Comedy Magic Show

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Family Shows  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Party Couture - July 25

Disco Dance Party featuring TKO Entertainment!  Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to cut loose, and dance to the music.

 

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Jason Alan Magic  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Jason Alan Magic presents a thrilling & hilarious magic show will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.  You’ll want to catch this Fairlawn-Bath Library debut performance.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Build a LEGO Maze  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Work together with your friends and other teens to build a maze out of Lego's. Build a more traditional maze for others to work their way through or try your hand at building a more complicated Rube Goldberg Machine. Please register in advance for this program.

 

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM Egg Drop-a-thon!  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

To participate in this program, you must be on time.  We will be working in teams to engineer a contraption to keep a raw egg from breaking when being dropped from the roof of the library.  Prizes will be given for the best contraptions.  Eggs will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
   2:00 PM School Age Fun  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LINDSAY BONILLA

Interactive storyteller from World of Difference will share some wonderful stories!

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM Totally Teen Tuesdays @ 2 pm!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Cupcake Wars!  Given an allotted time and designated supplies decorate a prize-winning cupcake.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN TUESDAYS @ 2  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Master Chef- Sweet Treat Challenge

Combine delicious treats with scrumptious toppings to make a culinary wonder. 

Put your signature spin on the challenge to wow the judge and you could be crowned champion.

Everthing will be provided.  Please register as supplies may be limited.

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Peace, Love and Tie Dye  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Fill your world with a rainbow of colors! Learn different tie dye techniques and create your own tie dye t-shirt. We'll finish off with an awesome taste-the-rainbow treat. Yes, we're talking skittles!

    Location: Main Library
   3:30 PM Teens Do Something!  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, July 25, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

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

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:30 PM Cool Summer Concerts  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Spread out on the front lawn and enjoy free concerts from some of the best local bands around! If weather is unfavorable, the concert will be moved inside. 

July 25- Missle Toe

 

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM The Novel in You  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time for Ages 2-5  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

July 26 We learn about Nature Diggers and try to do what they do.

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM NatureConnect Create!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nature Adventures  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-3

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

Design your own kite to fly on windy summer days.

    Location: Firestone Park
   11:30 AM Fun Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 26, 11:30 am

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   1:00 PM Memory Cafe:An Early Stage Dementia Program  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Summer Reading Performers  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Reading Performers:

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

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

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

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

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

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

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM Celebrate Summer Reading Party: Summer Reading Weekly Events  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Fun Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, July 26, 2 pm

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM Wonderful Wednesdays!  
    Contact: North Hill Branch    330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Wonder about Jason Allen's Magic!

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Akron Zoo  
    Contact: Richfiled Library.org   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
July 26-  Akron Zoo will entertain and educated us with some critters from the zoo
 

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Community Kindness

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming@Main  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM Teen Program: Retro Gaming Day  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Program: Retro Gaming Day

Wednesday, July 26, 3 pm

Try your hand at some board and card games, learn their history and enjoy a game-themed snack!

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Couponing 101  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COUPONING 101

Come learn how to save money using coupons!  Rachel Krych, local blogger and columnist, teaches a FUN-FILLED class, where she covers where to get coupons, how to organize them, and how to maximize your savings at stores such as Target, CVS, and Giant Eagle.  This class is great for beginners!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM Fly Girls: World War II Women Pilots  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Local historian, Ray Hoffman, will discuss female pilots during WWII. Numbering more than 1,000, they flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. Thirty-eight female fliers lost their lives while serving during the war, all in accidents.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Summer Evening in the Garden  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Evening in the Garden with Musical Group "Librarians with Hickeys." 

Join us in the our beautiful NatureConnect Readin Garden for an early evening summer concert.

Garden benches are available but you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and relax on the lawn.

We will make use of our meeting room should it rain.  Light summer snacks will be provided.

 

    Location: Norton
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   Nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

READERS CHOICE OF A DONALD BAIN MYSTERY

Title: Murder, She Wrote: The Maine Mutiny, Author: Jessica FletcherTitle: Murder, She Wrote: You Bet Your Life, Author: Jessica FletcherTitle: Murder, She Wrote: Aloha Betrayed, Author: Jessica Fletcher

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Enjoy popcorn and a fun family-friendly movie on the big screen!

 

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

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

    Location: Green
   10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

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

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

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
   11:00 AM Parachute Play  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PARACHUTE PLAY

We will use music and movement to play parachute games!

Toddler Parachute Play is for ages 2-5.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Sing a Song Sing-Along with musician Sam Sapp from Sammytunes.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories in the Garden  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Jungle Safari Show, Katie Bee Entertainment

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Glass Painting  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Drinking glasses and glass mugs make great blank canvases for painting. Create something beautiful and useful for yourself or to give as a gift.

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr.  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a dazzling show of magic and card throwing!

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM STEM@Sylvan: Robotics in Action! Bridge into fall  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

We invite you to join Sylvan and our team at the library as we begin to explore in the amazing world of robotics through STEM. You'll begin to build, program, and improve robots while engaging in friendly competition! 

For grades 4-12

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akornlibrary.org
   

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

July 27 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Location: Richfield
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Outback Ray  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Sogbety Diomande  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM Teen Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NO SEW T-SHIRT BAG

Make your own no-sew, upcycled t-shirt bag.  All supplies are provided, unless you would like to bring your own t-shirt to turn into a bag.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jason Alan Magic Show  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Jason Alan Interactive Magic Show.  Magic is what you love in Norton so we had to offer you a second show.

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minute-to-Win-It  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Do you have what it takes to complete the tasks in under a minute? Test your skills against others for a chance to win some cool prizes. Snacks will be provided.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM Book Cover Bingo  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Cover Bingo – July 27

What are your favorite books?  Mark them off your game sheet as they are called out and win some fabulous prizes.

For ages 11 - 18

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM Wii U Gaming Day  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

This class focuses on the types of genealogical information and sources researchers encounter, what to expect when working with U.S. vital records and obituaries, and basic strategies for finding these records. As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended. Please stop in to register or call us at 330-666-4888.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM NEW! The Mystery Experience  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling mystery inside. Using objects, clues, puzzles and the power of observation we must make sense of what is in front of us.  Working in teams, put your deduction skills to the test as you may find additional clues using websites to research character profiles, locations and much more.  Part story, part game, all interactive – join us for a night of fun!  Which team will finish first?  Bring a snack to share.  Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp in a collection of hilarious comedy shorts. 80 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Slow Flow Yoga  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

 Link breath and movement while you stretch and strengthen, in this slow paced yoga class with a focus on proper alignment in poses.

    Location: Richfield
   7:00 PM Nerd Music: An Evolving Art Form  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NERD MUSIC:  AN EVOLVING ART FORM

Nicholas Taylor presents an look of the evolution of video game technology and its effect on the change and expansion of game and related music, resulting in its inclusion into the overall cultural artistic expressions around the world.

This presentation also explores this music's effect on American orchestras and overall music composition.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday July 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Science Saturday  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

STEM activities for grades 2-6.  Join us for some fun, hands-on, science activities.

Grades 2-6

 

    Location: Main Library

Sunday July 30, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday July 31, 2017
     On Your Own  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Around the Town Search – July 31 Look around the children’s area to find the paper buildings.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:00 AM VolunTEEN  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Have fun and earn service hours for school helping with our summer reading program carnival. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the program. Registration requested beginning June 1. 

    Location: Ellet
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga Fun Mondays  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Fun Mondays
July 31, August 7, and 14 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4 and up, join us for an hour of yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel, please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.  Parents are welcome to participate in our yoga practice too.

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Carnival  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Carnival with games, crafts, and a sweet treat.

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM Summer Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Sogbety Diomande  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
   6:30 PM Civil War Technology That Changed the World  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Paul Goebbel, Civil War historian.  This presentation covers weapons, communication, transportation, and other things that not only changed war, but also the new United States.  Many things we take for granted today had their start during the Civil War.  

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Family Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LIGHTING BUGS

No need to catch lighting bugs, we're going to make our own!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
     Book Club to Go  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

The Dinner by Herman Koch; Little blue background with dinner plate size scorch mark with titel and author in the middle; fork on left of scorch mark with a knife on the right   August THE DINNER by Herman Koch

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Enchanted Story Land Forest  
    Contact: Richfield Branch    330-639-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Scavenger Hunt in the “Enchanted Story Land Forest”
Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 am

Become part of the story and join in an interactive scavenger hunt. This morning the Carter-Pedigo Trail will transform into an Enchanted Story Land Forest. The trail will be packed with our favorites characters and villains from classic children’s fairy tales and nursery rhymes.  Participants will encounter the Big Bad Wolf, escape a witch, dodge a giant and outsmart a troll. Participants will locate a lost shoe, a naughty girl with golden hair, and catch a runaway cookie. These are a few of the adventures that will take place on the trail. Scavenger hunt trinkets will be available to the first 50 kids thru.
Please note the trail is not very stroller friendly. Sandals are not recommended, as the trail is made of crushed limestone. Please dress for the weather, sunscreen and bug spray recommended. The trail head is located on the east side of the library parking lot. Rain Date Thursday August 10

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Meet Me at the Park!  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Miss Pam at the pavilion at the Bath Community Activity Center, 1615 N Cleve-Mass Rd, for an outdoor storytime. After we read some stories and do our craft, we will take a short nature walk. Please feel free to bring picnic snacks or lunch. Children can also enjoy the playground after storytime. For children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers.  

Registration begins Monday, July 17.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

August title - THE TRESSPASSER by Tana French

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

    Location: Richfield
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Color It So  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For August, we will discuss THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

    Location: Green
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Seed Sharing To Go  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Learn about how to participate in the library's Seed Sharing Library To Go program from our Science and Technology Division at Main Library. Seeds will be available at the Ellet Branch Library in August and September while supplies last.

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Busy Persons Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Steadman

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM Teen Writers Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Writers Club

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 1, 6 pm – 8 pm

Join us for our annual celebration at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON BIG BAND for the 15th anniversary of our building.  This is also the National Night Out Against Crime and will include activities supporting that initiative in collaboration with the City of Akron.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 pm

An Old Fashioned Murder by Carol Miller

An Old Fashioned Murder

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Practical Advice on Getting Your Children's Picture Book Published  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Children’s book authors Allison and Wayne Marks share their experiences breaking into the traditional publishing industry. Their newest book, THE ART LESSON: A SHAVUOT STORY (published January 1, 2017), and past books will be available for purchase. Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Coffee and Coloring  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego-Palooza!  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Let’s build something! We will provide the Legos and build challenge cards, you provide your imagination and engineering skill. Miss Pam will be on hand to take pictures of completed projects to display at the library.

For children preschool – 2nd grade and their adult caregivers. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we discuss The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.

Light refreshments provided.

 

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a discussion of CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk

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    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Babysitting Basics Workshop  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen Event

Wednesday, August 2 AND Thursday, August 3, 2-3:30 pm

This two-session class covers babysitting basics and how to get started.

Not affiliated with the Red Cross.

Please register in advance. Space is limited.

 
    Location: Green
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM Finger Knitting  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY:  FINGER KNITTING

Crocheting or knitting seem too complicated?  Take the first step and try the relaxing art of finger knitting.  Make a little craft to take home!  

Registration is suggested, as this class is limited to fifteen participants.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Reader’s Choice Book Discussion  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 pm

The Underground Railroad by J.D. Vance

The Underground Railroad

    Location: Mogadore

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Story Time

For all ages.

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

    Location: Green
   10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 3, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Build and Play Day  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Build and Play Day
Thursday, August 3, 10:30 am- 12 pm
Come and enjoy a morning of building and play. We will have a variety of building blocks available, and toys out for play. Fun for all.
 

    Location: Richfield
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Reentry Court  
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

The Reentry Court Program has been in existence since September 27, 2006. This Program is a collaboration of the Court of Common Pleas General Division, and the Adult Probation Department. A Judge refers a client (offender) under consideration for Judicial Release to the Program. The client is screened by a Probation Officer using the ORAS-SRT (Ohio Risk Assessment System - Supplement Reentry Tool). If the client is granted Judicial Release by one of the Reentry Court Judges, that client is either released from custody or transferred to residential programming, depending on the ORAS-SRT risk level. Honorable Judge Alison McCarty, will provide more information about this program. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Babysitting Basics Workshop  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen Event

Wednesday, August 2 AND Thursday, August 3, 2-3:30 pm

This two-session class covers babysitting basics and how to get started.

Not affiliated with the Red Cross.

Please register in advance. Space is limited.

 
    Location: Green
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Puzzled at the Library  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Richfield
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Heirloom seeds? Yes, please!  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for this program on planning your garden both to maximize your harvest and your seed-saving ability. Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated varieties which will breed true and can be saved from one harvest for the next year’s planting.  The Akron-Summit County Public Library has a Seed Sharing Library at the Science & Technology Division at Main Library.  Fairlawn Bath Branch is hosting a mini-sized Seed Sharing Library To Go from early August through the middle of September.  Stop in to select some seeds donated by local gardeners and get your garden growing.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:30 PM Qigong  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Summer Fitness With Instructor Nancy Gardner

Qigong  

Qigong (pronounced "chee gung") focuses on movements and breathing that build and circulate Qi, the life-force energy that flows through us. Qigong can help you deal effectively with stress, keep your body relaxed and supple, and improve the quality and flow of your Qi.

 
    Location: Green
   7:00 PM Pop Goes Cleveland  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

POP GOES CLEVELAND:  THE IMPACT OF CLEVELAND AND NORTHEAST OHIO ON POP CULTURE

Author Peter Chakerian discusses Cleveland's contribution to what we know as popular culture.  From Superman and Forrest Grump to Dorothy Danridge and Gary Dee, Cleveland has produced many well-known trendsetters, whether it has been on the silver screen, radio, TV, music or art.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday August 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Community Photo Scanning Day

In Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday August 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Discovering Your Military Ancestors  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Discovering Your Military Ancestors

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society present Discovering Your Military Ancestors, featuring Eric Johnson and Michael Strauss.

Eric Johnson is a trustee for the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Archivist General for the General Society of the War of 1812, a member of the Company of Military Historians, National Society Sons of the American Revolution, and the Swedish Colonial Society. A retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, he is the author of the eight books on the Civil War and the War of 1812.

Michael Strauss holds a BA in history and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He has been an Accredited Genealogist since 1995. A native of Pennsylvania and a current resident of Utah, Michael has taught military genealogy and history courses for several institutions including Brigham Young University. He is an approved genealogist for the United States Army to locate DNA-qualified family members of MIAs and POWs from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Program Schedule

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

9:45 – 10:45    Revolutionary War Genealogical Research (Michael Strauss)
This lecture will focus on a variety of genealogical and historical materials covering the War for Independence, such as compiled service records, pensions, bounty land, local militia lists and rolls, Navy and Marine Corps records, and the Continental Congress papers. 

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15  Ohio, the Civil War, and the Internet (Eric Johnson)
Learn historical background of the regiments formed in Ohio and guidelines to help you locate the records left behind by your ancestors who served in both the regular army and the volunteers during the Civil War.

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30     Ohio and World War I (Eric Johnson)
Although the majority of military service records were destroyed by fire in 1973, your ancestor did come home with a copy of his service records. This lecture will cover how to find these documents.

2:30 – 3:00     Break

3:00 – 4:00     Research Your World War II Ancestors (Michael Strauss)
This lecture examines the Official Military Personnel Files housed in St. Louis, Missouri to learn about those who saw military service during this conflict, and takes on the challenge to reconstruct the military service files of those most affected by the 1973 fire.

This free program will take place in Main Library's auditorium. Parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck.

To register or for more information, contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Geeks Who Game @ the Library  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Highland Square Branch Library’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration with Guest Speaker Rosemary Reymann  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Inspired by a collection of photographs and post cards, Rosemary Reymann will share stories of how Highland Square has changed over time.  Rosemary Reymann, a retired Akron Public Schools teacher, has lived in Highland Square since 1973, and grew up on West Hill across from Forest Lodge. While she was a fourth-grade teacher, Akron’s history was part of the fourth grade curriculum. Since living in Highland Square, its history has been a focus of her attention. Ms. Reymann has been involved in many community redevelopment, historic preservation, and cultural events that highlight and enrich the Highland Square neighborhood. For a few years, she answered questions about her neighborhood as “Dear Rosemary” on www.highlandsquare.org. She was head of a neighborhood liaison committee that worked with the city for the 1979-89 Redevelopment Block Grant program. At that time, her fellow committee member Don Drumm dubbed her “Queen of Highland Square,” and it stuck!  Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library.

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

    Location: Highland Square
   1:00 PM Saturday Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM Tails & Tales  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bath Salts and More  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Treat yourself to a spa day at the library. Join Beauty Consultant Toray Green she gives us a hands-on class on how to make your home made bath salts. Use these salts at home to make your skin soft and beautiful. All supplies provided by the library. Please call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley

Sunday August 6, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday August 7, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time for Babies  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga Fun Mondays  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Fun Mondays
July 31, August 7, and 14 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4 and up, join us for an hour of yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel, please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.  Parents are welcome to participate in our yoga practice too.

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Baby & Me  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Dress for possible messy play experiences.

    Location: Highland Square
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE ABSOLUTE VALE OF MIKE by Kathryn Erskine (AR 3.9 pts 8)

Title: The Absolute Value of Mike, Author: Kathryn Erskine

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

Program is held one Monday each month at 4pm

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Move & Pizza Night  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion Movie and Pizza Night!

We will be reading THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman and watching the movie.  Books are available for check out at our service desk one month prior to the discussion.  Please call the branch to register for the program beginning Monday, July 10.

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney  
    Contact: Science & 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. Sign-ups begin 30 days before event. Contact the Science & Technology Division to make your appointment for this unique opportunity. Please note: come to the Science & Technology Division to begin your session.

    Location: Main Library
   6:30 PM Paper Arts in Japan  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a presentation on Japan which includes an introduction to Japanese pop culture through magazine publications. There will also be a hands-on Origami workshop in which attendees will test their abilities in folding the Japanese national bird and a ninja star or ball.

Space is limited to 25 attendees, so registration is requested.

    Location: Goodyear

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Time To Play  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Snack and Play in the Garden  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 am- 12 pm
Snack and Play in the Garden
Enjoy a relaxing morning playing in the garden. Snacks will be provided. Fun for all ages.
 

    Location: Richfield
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Coloring Class  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

You will enjoy this class. Adult coloring is all the craze right now. It is a great relaxing way to be creative and to relieve stress. All supplies are provided by the library. Please stop by or call the branch to register.

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Teens Do Something!  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 8, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Book Buzz Discussion Group- OFFSITE  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group

2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

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

June 13 A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

July 11 EUPHORIA by Lily King  

August 8 HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Preschool Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Wear your pajamas and bring your second-favorite stuffed animal for a sleepover at the library! Miss Pam will lead storytime before helping kids tuck their stuffed friends in for bedtime. Children and caregivers can pick up the stuffed animals when the library opens the next morning, and receive a photo book of their nighttime adventures in the library. For children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stitch Clique  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

STITCH CLIQUE

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

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Mini Movers  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Volunteer Wednesdays  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteer Wednesdays

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
   11:00 AM NatureConnect Create!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM Food For Thought Book Talks with Marvin Phillips  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Food for Thought Book Talks

Wednesdays, 1 pm

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

June 14

1776 by David McCullough

July 12

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

August 9

ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Planning for College: Financial Basics  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    A brief overview of the need to plan ahead for a college education and the types of planning vehicles available, including UGMA/UTMA, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts and 529 plans.  
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Don't forget we'll have cookies!

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Cookbook Club

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday August 10, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Enjoy popcorn and a fun family-friendly movie on the big screen!

 

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 10, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Puzzle Pizzazz Time  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Matinees  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akornlibrary.org
   

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

August 10 Middle School The Worst Year of My Life

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM Adult Play Day: Puzzles, Coloring and Coffee.  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   2:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER by Phaedra Patrick

Title: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, Author: Phaedra Patrick

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics  
    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
   6:00 PM Adults with Aging Parent Drivers  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you concerned about a loved-one’s ability to drive safely as they age?  Keeping Us Safe, LLC, provides a roadmap to help families address driving concerns with tact, compassion, and empathy, so an older driver’s dignity and independence is never unnecessarily jeopardized. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM End of Summer Concert with Morning Star  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, August 10, 6 pm 
 
Spend an evening in our Reading Garden enjoying some bluegrass music fun with the Americana band Morning Star.  
This entertaining group welcomes you to kick back and relax while you have some refreshments during this engaging musical experience.
In case of rain, the concert will be indoors.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Crafting with Marla  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
 

Join us for a fall-inspired craft, with local artist Marla Knapic-Derga.

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green

Friday August 11, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friday Classic Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

High Noon with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly

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    Location: Richfield

Saturday August 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM All Day STORY WALK  
    Contact: Norton Branch    330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Walk and read a story spread out on our front lawn and enjoy a related activity.

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Paws For Reading  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Share a book with a certified therapy dog!

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry Success Stories  
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

In the following reentry success stories, goals are reached, accomplishments are made, and dreams come true despite setbacks, wrong turns, and failures. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Cool Summer Concerts  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Spread out on the front lawn and enjoy free concerts from some of the best local bands around! If weather is unfavorable, the concert will be moved inside. 

August 12- Frigid Touch

 

    Location: Ellet
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Series with Paula Wray  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Interested in learning how to sign?  Come to these sessions of lessons, games, and songs, and learn more.  No prior knowledge of sign language is necessary!  This class is for adults.  Children over 10 may come if accompanied by an adult.

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

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturday, August 12, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM My Boy Jack (film)  
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife Caroline search for their 18-year old son Jack, a lieutenant in the Irish Guards, after he vanishes during World War I. Starring David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe (as Jack Kipling), Kim Cattrall and Carey Mulligan.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:30 PM Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up)

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

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

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Sunday August 13, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday August 14, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time for Babies  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga Fun Mondays  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Fun Mondays
July 31, August 7, and 14 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4 and up, join us for an hour of yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel, please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.  Parents are welcome to participate in our yoga practice too.

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Baby & Me  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Dress for possible messy play experiences.

    Location: Highland Square
   11:00 AM Preschool Playroom  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM Anything Goes Book Discussion  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm

August 14:  LOVE IN LOWERCASE by Francesc Miralles

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   2:00 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM Monday Casual Reads  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BEEKEEPER'S BALL by Susan Wiggs

Title: The Beekeeper's Ball (Bella Vista Series #2), Author: Susan Wiggs

Do you like to talk about the books you enjoy reading with others?  Then join us the second Monday of each month at 2pm for reader-to-reader book discussions, informal fun, and sharing with fellow fiction lovers.  In this month's selection, Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the enchanting Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past.

But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history. He's always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel's kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO-licious Mondays  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
August 14 & 21, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration is needed.

Paws is the second Monday of every month.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Antique Appraisal  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Bring your favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason Adams. Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms). For large items, you can bring a photograph. Spectators are welcome and do not need to register.

Program size is limited so please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
   6:00 PM Messy Mondays  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ICE PAINTING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlecrafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM A Different Kind of Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga with Nia  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 15, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

August 15- Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

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    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM Evening Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For August, we will discuss CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese.

    Location: Green
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Mix it Fitness  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Just because summer is winding down, doesn't mean your fitness routine has to. Join us as Helena Larios hosts a fitness clinic for all skill levels. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:30 PM Investment Perspectives  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 pm 

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Succulents in a Mug  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Make a super cute succulent planter arrangement in a DIY Sharpie mug hand-crafted by you. Class size is limited to 15 adult/teen (16 & over) participants.

Registration begins on Tuesday, July 11.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Wellness Yoga: Yoga off the Mat  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Series with Chef Sarah  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Argentina- As one of the world’s greatest food producing regions, Argentina combines many cultures to create amazing and unique cuisine.  Join us for a taste of Argentina.

    Location: Highland Square
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
   7:00 PM Classic Book and Film Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

For the month of August, we will discuss THE INVISIBLE MAN by H.G. Wells.

    Location: Green
   7:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKBOOK CLUB

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reduce Stress with Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
   1:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

June 21 HOME by Harlan Coben

July 19 THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM Energize Your Day  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Do you have any stress in your life? Tight muscles or achy joints? Could you use a little more energy? If so, then "Energize Your Day" is for you! This program incorporates movements from Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga, self-massage, breathing practices and energy exercises. Most of these take less than a minute to do and when practiced daily, produce profound, long-lasting results!

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:30 PM Vintage Postcards of Portage Lakes  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Be the first to view the new book published by the Portage Lakes Historical Society featuring life as it was many years ago.  Long, Nesmith, Cottage Grove, Rex & Turkeyfoot lakes, New/North Reservoir, Little/West Reservoir, Big/East Reservoir, State Mill, Summit and Springfield lakes are all featured.  Coventry Township residents George Beckham and Carol Eubank share postcard buying & collecting tips and how the book Vintage Postcards of Portage Lakes came to be published.  Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Writers Guild of Nordonia Hills  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WRITERS GUILD OF NORDONIA HILLS

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

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   7:00 PM Cleveland Sports Stories  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TERRY PLUTO:  CLEVELAND SPORTS STORIES

The author and award-winning sportswriter discusses stories and insights about Cleveland sports - Indians, Browns, Cavs, high school and more.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM Library Babies and Tots  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 17, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Forever Young Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Teens and Adults welcome

In honor of the recent 50 year anniversary, we will be reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Copies will be available for checkout beginning in July.

    Location: Firestone Park
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pickle Ball  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

What is Pickle Ball? Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. If you like Ping Pong, or you enjoy Tennis, you will enjoy Pickle Ball. Join us at the Firestone Park Community Center to see if you have what it takes to play Pickle Ball. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM Health Enhancing Benefits of Using Essential Oils  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, August 17, 6 pm 
 
Join Kristy Celce-Cook as she explains the many uses of essential oils,
from cleaning and aromatherapy, to beauty, health, and wellness.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bricks for Kids  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Mini Book Sale  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Nordonia Hills Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NH GAME TIME

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

All ages welcome.

No registration is necessary.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Recycled CD Coasters

We are upcycling old CD’s with some colorful fabric to add to your home décor.  Fabric provided, but if you have a favorite pattern, feel free to bring your own.

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM Sensory Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Story Time

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 AM Sensory Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   tbohanon@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Story Time

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   12:30 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kenmore
   2:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your Own Musical Instruments  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Enjoy the neighborhood sights and sounds during the annual Porch Rok'r festival. You can join in by playing your very own musical instrument created at the library.

    Location: Highland Square

Sunday August 20, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday August 21, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time for Babies  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   11:00 AM Baby & Me  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Dress for possible messy play experiences.

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO-licious Mondays  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
August 21, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and drinks!
 
 August 21: The Lego Batman Movie (PG) (90 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Pokemon Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

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

    Location: Green

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Teens Do Something!  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 22, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Vinyl Revival Listening Group  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

    Location: Firestone Park

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Back to School Breakfast  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Back to School Breakfast
Wednesday, August 23, 11:30 am
Grades K-6
Summer was fun, but school is great! It's a back to school breakfast, so don't be late!
Stop in to celebrate the exciting start to a new school year with Ms. Erica and Ms. Megan!
We will have a special breakfast treat provided by Sylvan Learning Center,
and other games, crafts, and activities to get you ready for a wonderful year of learning.
Registration is requested.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

READERS CHOICE of a true crime book

Title: Born Evil: A True Story of Cannibalism and Serial Murder, Author: Adrian HavillTitle: A Beautiful Child, Author: Matt BirkbeckTitle: Such Good Boys: The True Story of a Mother, Two Sons and a Horrifying Murder, Author: Tina Dirmann

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM COLORING AND COFFEE  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM Rock & Roll Bingo  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 24, 6 pm 

Unleash your inner rock star and join us for a fun night of music and prizes.
Rock & Roll Bingo is similar to a standard game, but instead of numbers on the board,
the spots will be filled with the names of classic Rock favorites.
Come sing-along, enjoy some light refreshments and hopefully take home a prize.

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy a diverse selection of titles.  New members are always welcome.

Please call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square

Friday August 25, 2017
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley

Saturday August 26, 2017
     Kids Create Take-it Make-it Crafts the 4th Saturday each month. Pick up a craft all day while suppl  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Falconry Presentation by Mike Pompoco  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Mike Pompoco, retired US Air Force pilot and pilot for American Airlines, has been a falconer for 17 years. He is the secretary of the Ohio Falconry Association, a state and federally licensed group that practices this 4000 year-old sport, and hunts using birds of prey instead of a gun.   In this presentation, people will learn about falconry today, and get to meet Otaktay, the Harris’s hawk.

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

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders’ Club  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Builders’ Club
Saturdays, June 24 and August 26, 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of building materials.

    Location: Main Library

Sunday August 27, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday August 28, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time for Babies  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlecrafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Space-to-Make  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Family Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BALL & CUP GAMES

Come in and make a ball & cup game.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga with Nia  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Back to School Party  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the start of a new school year by decorating school supplies and enjoying a snack.

 

    Location: Odom
   6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

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

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Wellness Yoga: Yoga off the Mat  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness Meditation for Your Health  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Meditation with Andy Davis, professional clinical counselor.  This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness meditation and its current implications for health, stress, and brain function.

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

    Location: Highland Square

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Memory Cafe:An Early Stage Dementia Program  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Firestone Park Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

This book club is for everyone in the Firestone Park community who is 18 and up. Join your neighbors as we discuss:

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM WRHS Presents 150 years of Cleveland Style  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Western Reserve Historical Society Presents:

150 years of Cleveland Style

Clevelanders have always used fashion to stand out in a crowd.  Learn about the city’s trendsetters, who they were, and where they shopped celebrating 150 years of bold clothes. Light refreshments served.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM College Funding Workshop  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COLLEGE FUNDING WORKSHOP

The cost of a college education has skyrocketed and, as a result, many parents feel completely overwhelmed, with little to no guidance on how they can minimize the cost of college.  College Funding Educators of America was formed to provide comprehensive education to parents so that they can maximize financial aid and understand various college funding strategies that will help reduce their family's out-of-pocket expenses.

Please register in advance.
 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday August 31, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 31, 6 pm 

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

Theme: Cooking for 2

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

School is back in session, and its that time of the year we enjoy some favorite Teen Mysteries.  Read one, read all, your choice.

A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE by Brittany Cavallo

GIRL I USED TO BE by April Henry

LAST SEEN LEAVING by Caleb Roehrig

THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE by Brent Hartinger

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For September, we will discuss MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan.

    Location: Green

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM INTRODUCTION TO FINDING GRANTS  
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders with an emphasis on Foundation Directory Online.

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
  • Learn the basics of Foundation Center's core grants resource: Foundation Directory Online

Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling 216-861-1933 x325.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call 216-861-1933.

Meeting Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday September 7, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Friday September 8, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library will hold their Spring Book Sale Friday, September 8, from 3 pm to 6 pm AND Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 4 pm  

A $4.00 bag sale begins at 2 pm Saturday.

The preview sale for Friends members is Friday, March 3, from 12:30 to 3 pm.  Memberships starting at $5.00 may be purchased at the door.  You must be a member to attend.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research

Historical newspapers should be a "primary" source for anyone doing genealogy research. From births to obituaries, estate notices to news stories, newspapers can fill in important details and help to paint a fuller picture of our ancestors' lives. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to take a look at accessing newspaper content through a variety of resources. 

Class will take place in Computer Lab 1 on the First Floor of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library will hold their Spring Book Sale on Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 4 pm  

A $4.00 bag sale begins at 2 pm Saturday.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn the differences among the various types of intellectual property and how best to protect your creative work.

This class will meet in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

Are you a parent looking for more opportunities to talk with other adults? 

A senior seeking ways to keep your mind active and engaged?  

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

A person wanting to meet some of your neighbors in an informal, yet thoughtful setting?

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

An ongoing, regular discussion for patrons 16 and over - A place to discuss life with other adults – We explore questions we all ask ourselves in a open and friendly manner.

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday of each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome, age 16 and over.

Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday September 14, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

We welcome library patrons to a regular monthly event – a place to meet up with fellow game players of all ages.

The room is open to players of chess, role-playing games, board games, Euro games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, and trading/collectible card games.

Bring your own games, or try a game from our collection already on hand. No registration required! Refreshments are served.

Third Saturday of each month.

This event is also open to regular card groups and other game clubs looking for a venue.

Come on out to meet fellow local players – Learn new games – Sharpen your intellect – and enjoy the social aspects of games.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Have a great idea for an invention? Learn what a patent is, what it can do for you, and the hows and whys of searching for existing patents. You will learn how to do a preliminary patent search using the United States Patent & Trademark website.

This class will meet in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

Class size is limited, contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Series with Chef Sarah  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Japan-The people of Japan live long lives and have a low rate of heart disease due to healthy eating habits. Come learn the fun and tasty way of Japanese eating. 

    Location: Highland Square

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday September 21, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library Preview Sale  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library "Member Only Fall Book Sale Preview" is Thursday, September 21, from 6-8 pm.

You must be a member to attend - memberships may be purchased at the door.

Gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more are available at bargain prices.

Proceeds benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Friday September 22, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on Friday, September 22, from 12-6 pm.

Open to the public!

Gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more are available at bargain prices.

Proceeds will benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

    Location: Goodyear

Saturday September 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library Bag Sale  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library will hold their Fall Bag Sale on Saturday, September 23, from 10 am - 3 pm.

The bag sale is $5.00 per bag and will be sold at the event.

Open to the public!

Proceeds benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

    Location: Goodyear

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM INTRODUCTION TO PROPOSAL WRITING AND PROJECT BUDGETING  
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes, along with an intensive review of the essentials of project budgeting.

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

The second half of this special extended class will be a thorough review of the essentials of creating a project budget.

Meeting Room 2AB

    Location: Main Library

Thursday September 28, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Friday September 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Presale  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
    Location: Ellet

Saturday September 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

With more than 10,000 record collections, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class by the Special Collection Division will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches. When possible, time for practice searching is also provided. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

This class will take place in Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
    Location: Ellet

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday October 5, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Saturday October 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Fold3  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Fold3

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Fold3, which provides home access to military records, city directories, naturalization records and more. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For October, we will discuss THE WITCHES: SUSPICION, BETRAYAL AND HYSTERIA IN 1692 SALEM by Stacy Schiff.

    Location: Green

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

Are you a parent looking for more opportunities to talk with other adults? 

A senior seeking ways to keep your mind active and engaged?  

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

A person wanting to meet some of your neighbors in an informal, yet thoughtful setting?

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

An ongoing, regular discussion for patrons 16 and over - A place to discuss life with other adults – We explore questions we all ask ourselves in a open and friendly manner.

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday of each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome, age 16 and over.

Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday October 12, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Friday October 13, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library Preview Sale  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library "Member Only Spring Book Sale Preview".

You must be a member to attend - memberships may be purchased at the door.

Gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more are available at bargain prices.

Proceeds benefit the Portage Lakes Branch Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday October 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of NWA Library Members Preview Book Sale  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Friends of NWA Library Members Only Preview Sale

October 14, 2017

9am Friends Preview
10am-3pm Open Sale

Not a member of the Friends? You may join at the door!

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of NWA Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Friends of NWA Library Book Sale

October 14, 2017

10am-3pm Open Sale

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library will be hosting their Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 22, from 10-3 pm.

Open to the public!

Gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more are available at bargain prices.

Proceeds will benefit the Portage Lakes Branch Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Series with Chef Sarah  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Sweden- Creators of the first food preservation methods, Swedes are still the best users of leftovers around.  Learn some new tips and tasty recipes of Sweden.

    Location: Highland Square
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn the differences among the various types of intellectual property and how best to protect your creative work.

This class will meet in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM INTRODUCTION TO FUNDRAISING PLANNING  
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support.

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to:

  • Conduct an assets inventory
  • Develop a case statement
  • Identify funding partners
  • Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar

Space is limited.  Please register below or call 216-861-1933 x325.

Meeting Room 2AB

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday October 19, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

We welcome library patrons to a regular monthly event – a place to meet up with fellow game players of all ages.

The room is open to players of chess, role-playing games, board games, Euro games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, and trading/collectible card games.

Bring your own games, or try a game from our collection already on hand. No registration required! Refreshments are served.

Third Saturday of each month.

This event is also open to regular card groups and other game clubs looking for a venue.

Come on out to meet fellow local players – Learn new games – Sharpen your intellect – and enjoy the social aspects of games.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Have a great idea for an invention? Learn what a patent is, what it can do for you, and the hows and whys of searching for existing patents. You will learn how to do a preliminary patent search using the United States Patent & Trademark website.

This class will meet in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

Class size is limited, contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Find My Past  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Find My Past

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Find My Past, which provides a wide variety of genealogical record but is especially strong in British and Irish records. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library

Thursday October 26, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Tallmadge Branch Library Fall Book Sale  
   

Fall Book Sale Preview for Friends of the Library members
Thursday, October 26 from 4 pm - 8pm

Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on Thursday, October 26 from 4 pm - 8 pm.
Memberships will be availtable at the door.

Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices.
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.

 

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Fall Book Sale  
   

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library Fall Book Sale
Friday, October 27 from 10 am - 5 pm

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.
Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices.
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.

    Location: Tallmadge

Saturday October 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fall Book Sale  
   

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their all-day bag sale
Saturday, October 28 from 9 am - 3 pm

Looking for a special day? The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will have an all-day bag sale on Saturday for only $5 a bag.
They tested it out and you can get 18 hardback books per bag, or 36 - 40 paperback books (depending on size). What a deal!
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library

    Location: Tallmadge

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.  

This is a great way for children to build their reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday November 2, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Monday November 6, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney  
    Contact: Science & 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. Sign-ups begin 30 days before event. Contact the Science & Technology Division to make your appointment for this unique opportunity. Please note: come to the Science & Technology Division to begin your session.

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

Are you a parent looking for more opportunities to talk with other adults? 

A senior seeking ways to keep your mind active and engaged?  

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

A person wanting to meet some of your neighbors in an informal, yet thoughtful setting?

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

An ongoing, regular discussion for patrons 16 and over - A place to discuss life with other adults – We explore questions we all ask ourselves in a open and friendly manner.

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday of each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome, age 16 and over.

Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

We welcome library patrons to a regular monthly event – a place to meet up with fellow game players of all ages.

The room is open to players of chess, role-playing games, board games, Euro games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, and trading/collectible card games.

Bring your own games, or try a game from our collection already on hand. No registration required! Refreshments are served.

Third Saturday of each month.

This event is also open to regular card groups and other game clubs looking for a venue.

Come on out to meet fellow local players – Learn new games – Sharpen your intellect – and enjoy the social aspects of games.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

Are you a parent looking for more opportunities to talk with other adults? 

A senior seeking ways to keep your mind active and engaged?  

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

A person wanting to meet some of your neighbors in an informal, yet thoughtful setting?

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

An ongoing, regular discussion for patrons 16 and over - A place to discuss life with other adults – We explore questions we all ask ourselves in a open and friendly manner.

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday of each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome, age 16 and over.

Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

We welcome library patrons to a regular monthly event – a place to meet up with fellow game players of all ages.

The room is open to players of chess, role-playing games, board games, Euro games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, and trading/collectible card games.

Bring your own games, or try a game from our collection already on hand. No registration required! Refreshments are served.

Third Saturday of each month.

This event is also open to regular card groups and other game clubs looking for a venue.

Come on out to meet fellow local players – Learn new games – Sharpen your intellect – and enjoy the social aspects of games.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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