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Wednesday February 1, 2017 -  Tuesday February 28, 2017
     NatureConnect DIY2Go  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY2Go Love Bug Craft

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Wednesday February 1, 2017 -  Tuesday February 28, 2017
     Story Writing Contest for Children  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of February, you can pick up a form at the branch to enter our contest. This month we ask children from kindergarten through 6th grade to write a story about taking a journey. Entries must be turned in by February 28.

    Location: Goodyear

Monday February 27, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Yoga Play  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds, Mondays in February, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   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. Spark early neuron connections and feed your baby’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Bring a blanket or yoga mat and your baby’s favorite toy.

    Location: Highland Square
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM NEW Family Lunch Bunch – Celebrate Snack Food month!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Snack Food month!  Make your favorite snack food using popcorn, peanuts or pretzels.

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM School Age Children's Programs  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

We invite the young school aged to enjoy building, gaming, experimenting, crafting or cooking fun.  For those in Kindergarten to grade three.  There will be a different activity each week.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Odom
   3:30 PM Teen Voice  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come to a meeting of the minds and have your voice heard! While eating snacks and visiting with your friends you can discuss programs, materials and services that you would like to see offered by the library.  

    Location: Kenmore
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Cupcake Wars  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades 6-12

Are you ready for the ultimate cupcake decorating challenge?  Materials will be provided.

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM Author Talk: Ann Kathleen Otto  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Ms. Otto will discuss her book YOURS IN A HURRY: A NOVEL, which is about a family in turn-of-the- century Ohio.

    Location: Green
   6:00 PM Computer Training  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer classes are hands-on and last an hour and a half. They are on a first come basis. Limited tickets for each class will be handed out 30 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin.

Monday, February 27, 6 pm: Basic Computer Skills

Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm: Windows 10

Wednesday, March 1, 10:30 am: File Maintenance

Thursday, March 2, 10:30 am: Office 2013 Essential Skills

    Location: Odom
   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  -  7:30 PM Basic Computer Skills  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Odom
   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. Space-to-Make is open on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6-7:45pm. 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   nhweb20@akronlibrary.org
   

STRAW ROCKETS

We're launching our straw rockets.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   3305359423   lweiser@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Here is a wonderful opportunity to start on a healthy lifestyle for the new year.  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 bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday February 28, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver. 

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

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

For children ages 2-5 with their favorite adults who are expected to join in the fun. Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones to 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   
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, January 10 to February 28, 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 Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.

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

Ages 1-5 and their grown-ups.

You are your child’s first teacher. Spark early neuron connections and feed your child’s hunger for natural sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. Discover songs, books, 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! Miss Brooke is excited to share this special time with you and your child.

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, January 17- March 17, 10:30-11:30 am
Please see below for information on Tuesday, February 14
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver. 

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

 
    Location: Green
   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
     Hands On Painting Workshop  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   groupnorton@akronlibrary.org
   

Felicia Stadelman will visit once again for a hands-on painting workshop.  Using rhinestones and gold paint we will be painting The Tree of Life

Space is limited.  Please register beginning Monday, February 6.

 

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@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 needed.

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coco Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-3

Join us to read silly books, enjoy fun activities and sip delicious hot chocolate.

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T(w)een Tuesdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

T(w)een Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

DEC: 6, 13, 20

JAN: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

FEB: 7, 14, 21, 28

We will not be meeting on December 27th, but expect a special program on February 14th.

    Location: Odom
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Warm Up Akron  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, December 13, 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
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Altered Playing Card Art  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

You don’t have to have a full deck to make this art! Come see how we will be creatively turning playing cards into cool new art. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Gaming Day (Grades 3-5)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Gaming Day (Grades 3-5)

Tuesday, February 28, 4 pm

Board games, video games, we have it all covered!  Bring your friends and enjoy the fun. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Hooked on Books Book Club  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800    norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Graphic novels? Fantasy? Science Fiction? History? 

This book club is open to all teens and tweens interested in sharing and discussing their favorite books.  

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Adult Coloring Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nhweb20@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 Computer Training  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer classes are hands-on and last an hour and a half. They are on a first come basis. Limited tickets for each class will be handed out 30 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin.

Monday, February 27, 6 pm: Basic Computer Skills

Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm: Windows 10

Wednesday, March 1, 10:30 am: File Maintenance

Thursday, March 2, 10:30 am: Office 2013 Essential Skills

    Location: Odom
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening 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  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting  
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 10 [DEMO]  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 

Description for all practical application classes.

    Location: Odom
   6:30 PM Fun with the Pre-Fab Four: Micky, Mike, Davy and Peter of the Monkees  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

A fascinating look at Micky, Mike, Peter and Davy of the Monkees with library music guru Ray Carmen.

    Location: Ellet

Wednesday March 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. 

A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Ernest Gaines

    Location: Firestone Park

Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Friday March 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.

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl    DELICIOUS! by Ruth Reichl

    Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Friday March 31, 2017
     NatureConnect DIY2Go  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby Animal Contest

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Wednesday March 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Date  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Date
Wednesday, February 1, 10 am- 12 pm
Wednesday, March 1, 10 am- 12 pm

Drop in for some coffee and tea while the little ones play. This unstructured program is an opportunity to meet with your friends and neighbors while the little ones play. Parents must supervise their children. Age appropriate toys and puzzles will be provided.

 

    Location: Richfield
   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  -  12:00 PM File Maintenance  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

File Maintenance

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Odom
   1:00 PM Coffee & Coloring  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   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 Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

 Registration begins Monday, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Discussion for Adults  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 1 pm for good books, light snacks and great discussions!  Stop at the circulation desk  for the current month's title.

In March, we will discuss STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett.

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330 643-9072   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a book discussion of Stones From The River by Ursula Hegi

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    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Board Games

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

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

PAWS FOR READING

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.

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

First and Third Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Computer Training  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer classes are hands-on and last an hour and a half. They are on a first come basis. Limited tickets for each class will be handed out 30 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin.

Monday, February 27, 6 pm: Basic Computer Skills

Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm: Windows 10

Wednesday, March 1, 10:30 am: File Maintenance

Thursday, March 2, 10:30 am: Office 2013 Essential Skills

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

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 pm

DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson

    Location: Mogadore

Thursday March 2, 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 March 2 - May 18.

    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 & movement activities, and crafts. 

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

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folk Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, January 19- March 9, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Pals  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Dinosaur Party!

Stories and Literacy Building Experiences

Join us for this fun eight week story time series for ages 2-5 year olds 

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Office 2013 Essential Skills  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Office 2013 Essential Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Odom
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 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  -  2:00 PM Open Gaming @ Firestone Park Community Center  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join friends and neighbors at the Firestone Park Community Center and enjoy games of all kinds. If you are looking to play cards or board games with someone this program is for you. Please join us.

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit & Crochet Club  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Knit and Crochet Club

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Group: 3:30-4:30pm

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

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, March 2, 16, April 6, 20, May 4, 18, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, March 18, April 15, May 20, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 5-14 and their families. Join our Block Party! We provide the bricks; you provide the imagination! One of the best ways to learn is through play! No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM Computer Training  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Computer classes are hands-on and last an hour and a half. They are on a first come basis. Limited tickets for each class will be handed out 30 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin.

Monday, February 27, 6 pm: Basic Computer Skills

Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm: Windows 10

Wednesday, March 1, 10:30 am: File Maintenance

Thursday, March 2, 10:30 am: Office 2013 Essential Skills

    Location: Odom
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: The Magnificent Seven  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

 

Seven gunmen are hired to stand up against a corrupt businessman in a mining town.  Rousing action-packed western starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke & Peter Sarsgaard.  Rated PG-13.  133 min   

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   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?  Put your skills to the test and team up with a partner or work with a group to see who can complete a new puzzle the fastest.  Bring a challenging puzzle to trade with another team.  No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends.
This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… 
All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330 643-9072   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
   6:30 PM Buying Your First Car  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Looking at getting your first car but have a lot of questions? Ed Brown from Team Mindy State Farm will be conducting the presentation "Your First Car" and answering questions about shopping for your car, financing it, and insuring it.

Please register in advance for this program.
 

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM What's Cookin' - Soup in a Jar, an Encore  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Since our January 2017 program was such a hit, we thought we’d repeat it! Come test your culinary skills at the Library! We will be tasting a few prepared soups and you will craft your own “soup in a jar” to take home.

Class size is strictly limited to 10 adult/teen (16 & over) participants. If you attended the January program, please allow others to attend this session.

Registration begins on Wednesday, February 15.

    Location: Goodyear

Friday March 3, 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, March 3, from 3 pm to 6 pm AND Saturday, March 4, from 10 am to 4 pm  

A $4.00 bag sale begins at 2 p.m. 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
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Friday, March 3, 3:30 pm
Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 113th birthday by reading a few of our favorite stories,
singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to The Cat in the Hat, and decorating your very own cupcake!
All ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Preview Sale for Friends Members  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Preview is for Mogadore Friends of the Library members only.
Friday, March 3, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Get in on the best selection!
No membership? No problem! Memberships are available anytime at the library or during the sale.
    Location: Mogadore

Saturday March 4, 2017
     Make and Take Saturdays  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Magic Wand Reading Pointer – Create a magic wand and use it to point to words as you read, or use it as a bookmark.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Mogadore Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Saturday, March 4
10 am – 3 pm
 
Book Sale leftovers will be available to teachers and non-profit organizations
on Saturday, March 4, between the hours of 3:30 –5 pm.
Contact Kim DeBenedictis at 330.643.4672 with questions.
    Location: Mogadore
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 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, March 4, from 10 am to 4 pm  

A $4.00 bag sale begins at 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   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: Main Library
   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 all genealogists. 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 for this new class on accessing newspaper content through a variety of resources. As the emphasis will be on using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended.

This class will take place in Computer Lab 2 on the First Floor of Main Library.

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

    Location: Main Library
   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.

March 4: Dr. Seuss Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Celebration with stories, songs and crafts
March 18: Beautiful Stuff Start with stories using the collage technique, and then use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together
April 1: April Fools! It’s Backwards Day!
April 15: Hop on over for a special Bunny Story Time
May 6: What is Your Talent? Song, Music, Art, Silliness?
May 20: Sunny Days Join us as we celebrate the return of warmer days by sharing “sunny” reads.
 

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM SSG Donald R. Nicholas  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Author Talk:  SSG Donald R. Nicholas

SSG Nicholas is a war veteran, podiatrist and author.

 
    Location: Green
   1:00 PM Tea with Me  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

You’re invited to a tea party with Belle! Dress in your best party attire as we celebrate the new movie version of Beauty and the Beast.  Make a craft, sing songs, enjoy a snack and more!  The friendliest “beasts” ever, our dogs from Tails & Tales, will be visiting at 2 pm. For preschoolers through grade 3. Please pre-register beginning February 5. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Paws for Reading

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   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 Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton

Sunday March 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday March 6, 2017
     Drive-Thru Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

March THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

    Location: Green
     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.

Find Paws – The library mascot Paws is hiding in the children’s area; can you find him?

    Location: Goodyear
     Teen Tech Week Activity  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Program for grades 6 - 12

Teen Tech Week: Be the Source of Change
Take part in our tech survey in the teen area for a chance to win a "techy" prize.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet up with baby time and story time friends to relax and play together.

Ages birth - 5 years

Library toys provided for this quality play time.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, , February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults (age 60+) wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.

The sessions meet twice per week, for 11 weeks, Mondays and Wednesdays, March 6 - May 24, 12:30-1:30 pm.(*No classes on April 17 & 19)

Registration begins on Monday, February 13 and is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.

    Location: Goodyear
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make Your Own Touch Screen Gloves  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades 6-12

Kick off Teen Tech Week by making this popular item to use with your phone or tablet!

    Location: Firestone Park
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Brain Building Moments Are Everywhere: Educator's Training  
    Contact: Laura McFalls      lmcfalls@akronlibrary.org
   

EDUCATORS TRAINING

Resources for Early Childhood Educators Professional Development Training

Brain Building Moments Are Everywhere, held at a special location with Free Parking.
March 6, 5:30-8 pm  

Participants will gain a basic understanding of how brain development happens in children birth to five.  Behavioral research will be presented to illustrate how the quality of everyday experiences impact brain development.  Participants will explore strategies to engage families in supporting their child's brain development through quality experiences and a research-based tool called Vroom.

Trainer:  Kandi Novak, Child Care Connection     
Credit:  In-service, Ohio Approved/Step Up to Quality

Registration:  Register online at www.occrra.org

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:  

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM NEW! 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  -  7:30 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Anime and manga enthusiasts unite! Join us the first Monday of the month to watch anime, make a snack, do activities, and make crafts based off of your favorite manga and anime series. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday March 7, 2017
     Teen Tech Week Activity  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Program for grades 6 - 12

Teen Tech Week: Be the Source of Change
Take part in our tech survey in the teen area for a chance to win a "techy" prize.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver. 

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

    Location: Green
   10:15 AM Music Together Summit  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 0-5 with their adult caregiver are welcome to join David Palomo of Music Together Summit to celebrate Sing with Your Child Month. There will be singing, dancing and fun!

Registration is not required. 

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

For children ages 2-5 with their favorite adults who are expected to join in the fun. Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones to get ready to learn when they go to school.

 

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, March 7, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.

*There will be no program on March 28, 2017

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, January 17- March 17, 10:30-11:30 am
Please see below for information on Tuesday, February 14
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

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

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-3 and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   11:15 AM Music Together Summit  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children ages 0-5 with their adult caregiver are welcome to join David Palomo of Music Together Summit to celebrate Sing with Your Child Month. There will be singing, dancing and fun!

Registration is not required. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver. 

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

 
    Location: Green
   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
   12:30 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
   3:00 PM Wii Game Days  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, March 7, 3 pm

Challenge your friends in friendly Wii competition. 
Play our games or bring some of your own (all games must be rated E).
Grades 5-12
    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM Teen Squishy Circuits  
    Contact: Teen Librarian   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 4-12. For Teen Tech Week, we’ll experiment with squishy circuits and learn how to make electrical circuits with dough to power LED lights and motors. Registration is requested. 

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Tech Week  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Tech Week: March 5-11

Stop by the Teen Area and play Teen Tech Week Bingo. We will have special after school activities on Tuesday and Thursday to get your mind thinking technologically. 

    Location: Odom
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Tuesdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

We will not meet if school is not in session.

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM HOOKED ON BOOKS  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Club

Graphic novels? Fantasy? Science Fiction? History?

This book club is open to all tweens ages 8-13 interested in sharing and discussing their favorite books.  

Call the Library for this months selection.

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Cooking Club  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKING CLUB

A new interactive group for discussing all things cooking, comparing recipes, and trying new eats.

Club meeting held the first Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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  -  7:00 PM Second Century Story Circle: Exploring our Past  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Katie Beck of Gum-Dip Theatre is hosting three nights of story circles focused on group sharing and personal connection. The Second Century Arts Series aims to collaborate with community members from Firestone Park and South Akron on community-based art projects as the Park enters its second century.  If you have a story you would like to share but have a bit of stage fright, fear not, no performance is necessary. People of all ages are invited to come.  Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

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

 

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    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM How to Spot and Stop a Scam  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

The Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs covers popular scams that victimize consumers. Learn various ways to identify a scam and avoid losing money. Handouts are provided to attendees that detail the various scams. Related topics also covered are identity theft and personal credit.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

In the Woods by Tana French

Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 pm

IN THE WOODS by Tana French

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Not Dead Yet  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NOT DEAD YET:  Author Talk with Don Rambacher

Title: Not Dead Yet: A Collection of Close Calls & Other Memories, Author: Don Rambacher

Local author Don Rambacher talks about his new book, NOT DEAD YET:  A COLLECTION OF CLOSE CALLS & OTHER MEMORIES, a humorous memoir of the author's journey growing up in Salem, Ohio.  Rambacher will make you laugh with stories of adventures, mishaps and many trips to the hospital.  The book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Asian Cooking with Chef Sarah  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Chef Sarah is back!  She will delight us with Asian cooking tips as well as share her delightful samples and recipes!  Space is limited.  Registration requested beginning Monday, February 20.  

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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
   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 March 8, 2017
     Teen Tech Week Activity  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Program for grades 6 - 12

Teen Tech Week: Be the Source of Change
Take part in our tech survey in the teen area for a chance to win a "techy" prize.

    Location: Tallmadge
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Is Starting A Nonprofit Right for You?  
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643 9020   
   
Do you have a passion for doing good? Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend this session to explore the many options you can pursue on your way toward making a difference in your community.
 
Session highlights will include:
  • Defining what a nonprofit is
  • Advantages and disadvantages of forming a nonprofits
  • How to get started and common misconceptions
  • Alternatives to starting your own nonprofit.

Presented by Foundation Center in collaboration with the Akron-Summit County Public Libraryand BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence. 

 
Meeting Room AB
    Location: Main Library
   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 Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Kim Mozzochi with the Area Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise series, geared toward older adults (age 60+) wanting to improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.

The sessions meet twice per week, for 11 weeks, Mondays and Wednesdays, March 6 - May 24, 12:30-1:30 pm.(*No classes on April 17 & 19)

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

This series may be cancelled due to low attendance.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Food For Thought Book Talks with Marvin Phillips  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Food for Thought Book Talks

2nd Wednesday, 1 pm

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

March 8 THE BOOK OF JOY: LASTING HAPPINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams

April 12 National Poetry Month Celebration

Marvin Phillips will read selected poems aloud and discuss with the group. Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite or original poem to read aloud.

May 10 TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: IN SEARCH OF AMERICA by John Steinbeck

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

 Registration begins Monday, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

NEO Rocks

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   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.

Dont's forget we'll have cookies!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO CLUB  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO CLUB Grades K-3

Join up with fellow LEGO enthusiasts of age K-3 grade level for monthly LEGO challenges and free building time.

Legos provided. 

 

    Location: Norton
   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 Evening Story Times  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Evening Story Time

For children aged 2 - 6 and their famillies.

Enjoy some milk and cookies and a few stories.
Then, choose some more books to read together at home.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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 March 9, 2017
     Teen Tech Week Activity  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Program for grades 6 - 12

Teen Tech Week: Be the Source of Change
Take part in our tech survey in the teen area for a chance to win a "techy" prize.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces and songs.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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, March 2 - May 18.

    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 & movement activities, and crafts. 

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

Thursday, March 9, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.

*There will be no program on March 30, 2017

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

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Folk Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months
Thursdays, January 19- March 9, 10:30-11:30 am
Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Pals  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet Friendly a chicken from a local family farm.

Stories and Literacy Building Experiences

Join us for this fun eight week story time series for ages 2-5 year olds 

    Location: Norton
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 2-3 years old.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 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
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 3-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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
   

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 Needle crafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie Time  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, March 29, 1 pm -Moana PG 1 hr 53 min  An adventurous teen sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Animated.  Enjoy a movie on this no school day.

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM Adult Play Day: Puzzles, Coloring and Coffee.  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Also, try your hand at our new 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
   

MRS. GRANT AND MADAME JULE by Jennifer Chiverini

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2:00pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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
   3:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, March 9, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 
All supplies provided.
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Tech Week  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Tech Week: March 5-11

Stop by the Teen Area and play Teen Tech Week Bingo. We will have special after school activities on Tuesday and Thursday to get your mind thinking technologically. 

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Button Art  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 11-18

Stop by the teen area of the library and create some art you can make into a button.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Adult Play Day: Puzzles, Coloring and Coffee.  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Also, try your hand at our new 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
   6:00 PM Basic Thrift Shopping  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, March 9, 6 pm

Bring your friends and join us for a Thrift Night Out at the Mogadore Library.
Local thrift style blogger and thrifting expert, Dina Younis, from the blog Dina’s Days,
will share her best thrifty tips and tricks for creating a stylish home and wardrobe.
New and beginner thrifters will learn how to be prepared before heading to the thrift store,
how to spot good pieces in a huge rack of clothes, and how to decorate your home
with common thrift store items. 
Please call 330.628.9228 to register for this program.
    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: Touch of Evil  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Classic film noir about a narcotics officer investigating a murder set along the U.S. – Mexico border.  Directed by Orson Welles.  Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich & Dennis Weaver.  111 min     

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group
Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm
The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity
to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. 
Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. 
Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
   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 registered Patent Attorney, Jacob "Jake" M. Ward. Join us as Jake presents "Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs". He will tell us about the different types of Intellectual Property, what they cover and how to obtain protection. He will then open the floor up to an informative Q & A session. Jake is not only a patent attorney but also a registered Canadian Patent Agent, an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, College of Law and the founding author of the legal blog "Anticipate This!" Join us for this special informative evening!

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 3  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   ESDIV@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends.
This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… 
All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Crafters  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

St. Patrick's Day Crafts. Please register for this program. Space is limited.

    Location: Richfield
   6:30 PM Animal Communication  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Adult Program
Animal Communication

Join Judith Wade to gain insight into your pet's inner thoughts and memories. Animal communication is a heart-to-heart form of conversing that can provide you with insights into your animal's well-being, health and behavioral challenges. You may strengthen your relationship through connecting and listening to your pet. This presentation will include some ways to recognize when it's happening, benefits provided, and some tips to take home with you.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:30 PM Buying Your First Home  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
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.  

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Coffee and Conversation  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday, March 9, April 13, May 11, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet

Friday March 10, 2017
     Teen Tech Week Activity  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Program for grades 6 - 12

Teen Tech Week: Be the Source of Change
Take part in our tech survey in the teen area for a chance to win a "techy" prize.

    Location: Tallmadge
   12:30 PM  -  1:25 PM Lunch Bunch Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

March – Green Foods: make any dish featuring a green food.  Will it be beans, broccoli, avocadoes, kiwi?  Choices are endless!

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:30 PM No School Library Party  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BUILD A FORT

Help us build a fort out of newspapers.

Bring your friends and have some fun on your day off school.

For students in grades 5 and up.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Richfield Classic Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

THE QUIET MAN with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara

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    Location: Richfield
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess/Checkers Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday March 11, 2017
     Teen Tech Week Activity  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Program for grades 6 - 12

Teen Tech Week: Be the Source of Change
Take part in our tech survey in the teen area for a chance to win a "techy" prize.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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 and 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 Teen Book Break-fast  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack while we talk about books from authors whose birthdays are in that month.  Can’t join us for the book discussion, you can share your thoughts with Miss Kelly at kwilson@akronlibrary.org.  Books will be displayed in the Teen area. Grades 6 and up. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Choose any book by the authors of the month:

March 11:  Libba Bray ,Virginia Hamilton, Carl Hiaasen

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 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.

 

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    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Mrs. Bumblebee and Her Counting Wings: Love to Learn Tour with local author Gwendolyn Blackshear  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ms. Blackshear, an educational and nonprofit consultant as well as a speaker for schools, churches, and community organizations, will read and sign her recent picture book release, Mrs. Bumblebee and Her Counting Wings. Crafts and snacks provided.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM Tinkering Teens  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

March 11:  Teen Tech Week Celebration: “Be the Source of Change” Bring your smart phones, tablets or other devices to learn about free digital resources offered through our library.  Craft includes making an earbud case holder.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Unleash Your Art Monster!  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

For children 7 and up.

Learn to do a step-by-step monster painting on canvas with Miss Brandie.  

Please register in advance.

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

Join us for fun stories followed by a cool guy craft and donuts. This program is especially for kids ages 2-6 with their favorite grownup guy: dads, uncles, big brothers, cousins, grandfathers, etc., but everyone is welcome.

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

The Second Saturday of each month, (March 11, April 8, May 13) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
   12:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Paws for Reading

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

Children of all ages are welcome.

 
    Location: Green
   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 on eof ours. Not reading yet? Our dog's human pal will read to you. Children of all ages welcome. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM NBA 2K17 Tournament  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Please register beginning March 1. Limit of 16 players.

Please note: this is a non-instructional, no coaching tournament.

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Paws for Reading
Saturdays, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, 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 Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Chopped!  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

You’ve seen the show, now come and try it out! Compete with others as you create cold dishes for judges based on a secret basket ingredient. For ages 11 to 18. Will you prevail or will you be chopped? All are welcome but participant registration is appreciated as space is limited. Please call 330-643-9067 For information.

    Location: Main Library

Sunday March 12, 2017
   2:00 PM Jazz at Main Library  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   bething@akronlibrary.org
   

JAZZ AT MAIN LIBRARY

Featuring Steinway Artist Joe Augustine

Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, March 12, 2 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz performed by Steinway Artist Joe Augustine and his trio. Classically trained, Augustine has been performing and teaching jazz piano nationally and abroad for over 40 years. Currently he is Full Time Faculty at the University of Akron’s Jazz Studies Program, and Artist in Residence at both the University and Lake Erie College.

The Joe Augustine Trio will be playing a selection of jazz standards, original compositions, and classics from the Great American Songbook.

These concerts are free and open to the public. Auditorium doors will open at 1:30 pm. 

Call 330-643-9015, or visit www.akronlibrary.org, for more information.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz at Main Library  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Joe Augustine and his Trio will be playing a selection of jazz standards, original compositions, and classics from the Great American Songbook. This concert is free and open to the public; the Auditorium doors will open at 1:30 pm.

 

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Writers' Workshop  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Wild about Wattpad? Passionate about poetry? Whatever your writing interests are, the Teen Writers’ Workshop is for you! Join us on the second Sunday of the month to meet other teen writers, share story ideas, and practice your craft. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library

Monday March 13, 2017
     Drive-Thru Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

March THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

    Location: Green
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet up with baby time and story time friends to relax and play together.

Ages birth - 5 years

Library toys provided for this quality play time.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday,, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM Anything Goes Book Discussion  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

THE STORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin

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

ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline

    Location: Tallmadge
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM School Age Children's Programs  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

School Age Children’s Programs

Grades K to grade  4 are welcome.

Mondays at 3:30 pm

March 13: Pencil Topper Craft

March 20: LEGO challenges

March 27: Exploding Boomerangs

April 3: Celebrate Grilled Cheese month

April 10: Seed planting

April 24: Recycle craft

May 1: Tissue Flowers

May 8: Something for Mom.

May 15: Mystery program

    Location: Odom
   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.

    Location: Goodyear
   5:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Upon completion and passing this course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  A student manual is available for $35.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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

GARDEN BEAD WIND CHIME

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 Needle crafting @ 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  -  7:30 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: Goodyear
   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 Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM Jammie Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Jammie Time

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

    Location: Green

Tuesday March 14, 2017
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

For children ages 2-5 with their favorite adults who are expected to join in the fun. Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones to get ready to learn when they go to school.

 

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, March 14, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.

*There will be no program on March 28, 2017

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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.
                                                                                           
March 14: Beautiful Stuff Use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together. 
April 11You Are my Sunshine Celebrate the arrival of spring, and “Child and Family Awareness Month” with hands-on arts and science activities. Explore rain, clouds, rainbows and sunshine. 
May 9: Things that GO!  Experience transportation activities this month with wheels, track making, hauling, ice, ramps and mazes.   

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

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6
Tuesdays, January 17- March 17, 10:30-11:30 am
Please see below for information on Tuesday, February 14
Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.
 

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

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

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-3 and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   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 March, we will discuss THEN CAME THE EVENING by Brian Hart.

    Location: Green
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@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 needed.

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Tuesdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

We will not meet if school is not in session.

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

Tuesday, March 14, 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
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Tuesdays  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Homemade Bath Bombs

Teens in grades 6-12 please join us to learn how to create your very own DIY fizzy bath bombs. 

We will use simple ingredients and you will get to take home your creations.

All supplies provided by the Library.

Registration is requested.

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Best Books You Might Have Missed in 2016  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Sit back with a hot beverage and a treat while we tell you about nearly 60 titles, both fiction and nonfiction (don’t worry – we give you a book list so you can mark the ones that sound interesting).  Take an intriguing look at the year past and find some new titles to love!  Presented by Patrick Manning, Manager of Nordonia Hills Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Coloring Workshop  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join Colleen Price to 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Office Excel 5  
    Contact: Electric 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: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting  
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:30 PM Financial Literacy  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

The Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs deals with setting goals; developing a plan to achieve those goals; finding ways to shave the budget to free up more money for those goals; personal credit; restoring credit and understanding the credit score. The discussion will also cover employment and financial scams. Time is allowed for questions and answers and handouts are provided for attendees

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM Make Time for Play  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Bring the kids in for some relaxing, unstructured play time. There will be a variety of supplies: stones cloths, big blocks, tubes, a glockenspiel and much more to explore and create with.

 
 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Coloring Class  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
 Adult Coloring Class
Every second and third Tuesday of the month
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

Wednesday March 15, 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: Miss Kim   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, March 15, April 19, May 17, 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 Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun for Adults  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks are provided.  Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours!  

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adventures in Literature with Dr. Frank Henninger  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

March 15  Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories

           Participants will be discussing eight Hawthorne short stories, one Mark Twain novel, and a  20th-century-fiction by Camus.  Dr. Frank Henninger has taught adult education courses for decades, chiefly at the University of Dayton. These seminars are always much enriched by the questions and suggestions of the participants.  This is a continuous course--discussions from one session may continue into the next.  Participants should read the works before the sessions, but anyone unable to do so will be welcome to join the conversation!  Feel free to bring your lunch.

The Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories are: “My Kinsman, Major Molineux,” “Roger Malvin’s Burial,” ”Wakefield,” “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Minister’s Black Veil,” “The Maypole of Merrymount,” “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” and "Ethan Brand.”

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday, 1 pm

March 15 A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny

April 19 GIRL WAITS WITH GUN by Amy Stewart

May 17 BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

 Registration begins Monday, February 20.

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

RADIO GIRLS by Sarah Jane Stratford
 

Wednesday, March 15, 2 pm

RADIO GIRLS by Sarah Jane Stratford

    Location: Mogadore
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Legomania

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Teen Craft: Sharpie Journals  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Craft:  Sharpie Journals

Wednesday, March 15, 4 pm

Express your creativity by decorating a journal that can hold all your thoughts. 

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

For ages 11 to 18

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

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

PAWS FOR READING

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.

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

First and Third Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Beginning Beekeeping  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BEGINNING BEEKEEPING

For the aspiring beekeeper:  find out what the beginning beekeeper needs to know in their first year.  Learn about your local ordinances, where to place the beehive, how to install a package of bees, how to feed your bees and how to conduct a hive inspection.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM Ready, Set, Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Registration appreciated

Each week we will focus on different skills to help children get ready for kindergarten. Join us for a story time program with activities and learning. After the stories, there will be individual interaction stations set up for parents and children to make and take ideas home for further learning. This program is designed for children age 3 and up.

Colors all Around –  Are lemons red? What color are you wearing? Join us for colorful stories, games and crafts.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Laura Ingalls Wilder  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Women In History Present: Laura Ingalls Wilder

March is Women’s History Month.  Join us in seeing Laura Ingalls Wilder portrayed by Charlene Conners.
 

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Writers' Guild  
    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 environment.  Please bring a sample of your work to share.

Light snacks provided.  The group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday March 16, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces and songs.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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, March 2 - May 18.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Baby Play  
   

Baby Play

(Up to age 24 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, March 16, April 13, May 11, 10:30 am

Join us once a month for a very special play time for you and your baby. Each session will have a different activity.

 

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

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

Thursday, March 16, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.

*There will be no program on March 30, 2017

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

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Pals  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Pancake Appreciation Day

Stories and Literacy Building Experiences

Join us for this fun eight week story time series for ages 2-5 year olds 

    Location: Norton
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 2-3 years old.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 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
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 3-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gaming  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Gaming: 3:30-5:00pm

Enjoy time spent with others while taking turns playing video games. Games played are rated T or below.

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 5-14 and their families. Join our Block Party! We provide the bricks; you provide the imagination! One of the best ways to learn is through play! No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM Great Lakes Theater Play  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE JABBERWOCKY

We welcome the acclaimed theater troupe back for a seventeenth year as they present a world premiere play written by Dakotah Brown, Noah Moody, and Chad Shohet, directed by Lisa Ortenzi.  The JABBERWOCKY is based on the classic poem by Lewis Carroll.  The performance is approximately 50 minutes long.  A talk-back with the company will follow.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build it Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 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: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends.
This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… 
All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Leaving a Legacy  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Thinking about finances, retirement, and leaving your legacy but don't know where to start? Ed Brown from Team Mindy State Farm will be conducting the presentation "Leaving a Legacy" and answering questions afterwards.  

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: The Kid  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Before Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Hart & Melissa McCarthy there was Charlie Chaplin!  The Whole world laughed, cried and thrilled to his irreplaceable talent!  In this timeless story the Little Tramp cares for an abandoned child.  Also starring Jackie Coogan.  68 min.  Introduction and discussion afterward.    

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium

Friday March 17, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Friends of the Richfield Library Preview Book Sale  
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Preview sale for ASCPL Friends Memebers. 

    Location: Richfield
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Richfield Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    3306594343   
    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Friends Preview Book Sale  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Friends of the Library are invited for a sneak peek and to buy books at the Spring Book Sale.  If you are not a member, you can join at the door. 

    Location: Firestone Park

Saturday March 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Come and browse our wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of Odom Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-434-8726   
   

Come and browse our wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines. 

    Location: Odom
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Richfield Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    3306594343   
    Location: Richfield
   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
   10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Button Bunnies

Create a 5x7 bunny print with colored buttons and decorate a coordinating frame to display it in.

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330-643-4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, March 18, April 15, May 20, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Richfield
   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: Main Library
   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 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.

March 4: Dr. Seuss Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Celebration with stories, songs and crafts
March 18: Beautiful Stuff Start with stories using the collage technique, and then use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together
April 1: April Fools! It’s Backwards Day!
April 15: Hop on over for a special Bunny Story Time
May 6: What is Your Talent? Song, Music, Art, Silliness?
May 20: Sunny Days Join us as we celebrate the return of warmer days by sharing “sunny” reads.
 

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330-643-4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, March 18, April 15, May 20, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Paws for Reading

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM Great Lakes Theater presents: Jabberwocky  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Great Lakes Theater presents: Jabberwocky
Saturday, March 18, 2 pm in the Main Library Auditorium

Based on the poem by Lewis Carroll

Two students band together after being bullied by classmates. To avoid their tormentors, the students follow a secret map and escape to the Tulgey Wood – where they meet a king who begs them to save his people from the fearsome Jabberwocky!

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, March 2, 16, April 6, 20, May 4, 18, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, March 18, April 15, May 20, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron

Sunday March 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday March 20, 2017
     Drive-Thru Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

March THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

    Location: Green
     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.

Magic Rocks – Observe the crystals growing in the NatureConnect window and tell us what you see.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet up with baby time and story time friends to relax and play together.

Ages birth - 5 years

Library toys provided for this quality play time.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, , February 20..

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Family Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

March 20 – Green Foods!  You want me to eat what?  Introducing a whole range of new green fruits and vegetables.  Enjoy a small bite, who knows, you might even like it!

Perfect for Homeschoolers, Grandparents & Grandchildren!  Join fellow foodie families as we spend some time investigating, learning about and tasting new foods.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM School Age Children's Programs  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

School Age Children’s Programs

Grades K to grade  4 are welcome.

Mondays at 3:30 pm

March 13: Pencil Topper Craft

March 20: LEGO challenges

March 27: Exploding Boomerangs

April 3: Celebrate Grilled Cheese month

April 10: Seed planting

April 24: Recycle craft

May 1: Tissue Flowers

May 8: Something for Mom.

May 15: Mystery program

    Location: Odom
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   5:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Upon completion and passing this course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  A student manual is available for $35.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War 1862-1868  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Historian Mike Kovacevich talks about Edwin Stanton a nationally acclaimed attorney who was also involved in politics. He was appointed as Secretary of War at the beginning of the second year of the Civil War, and proved to be extremely capable at the job. He and Lincoln became close colleagues and developed a strong mutual respect for each other. Mike makes Stanton's story come alive as he relates the significant contribution he made to the North's victory.

 
    Location: Green
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Spring Wreath Making Program  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Crafter Cynthia Taylor as we welcome Spring by creating new wreaths. 

    Location: Odom
   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, snacks, and drinks!
 
March 20: The Secret Life of Pets (PG) (87 min)
 
 
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM B4 Bed: Stories for Adults  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you always wanted to start a good book 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.

Feel free to bring your sewing, knitting or crocheting projects, coloring books or other handheld fidget toys to enjoy as Kyle weaves his tales.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

BULGARIAN MARTENITSA DOLLS

Join Miss Sue and make Bulgarian Martenitsa Dolls.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club

3rd Mondays, March 20, April 17, May 15, 6:30 pm

Drop in on the 3rd Monday or each month to build and show off your creations! LEGOs will be provided. No registration is necessary.

    Location: Northwest Akron

Tuesday March 21, 2017
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

For children ages 2-5 with their favorite adults who are expected to join in the fun. Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones to get ready to learn when they go to school.

 

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Kim   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, March 21 to April 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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, March 21, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.

*There will be no program on March 28, 2017

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

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

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-3 and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   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   330-784-2019   
   

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

March 21st- NAPOLEON'S LAST ISLAND by Thomas Keneally

April 18th- THE RINGMASTER'S WIFE by Kristy Cambron

May 16th- MRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini

    Location: Ellet
   3:00 PM Junk Food Art  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, March 21, 3 pm

Come play with your food! Get creative with salty and sweet treats
to make works of art that are too good to eat.  All supplies will be provided.
Grades 5-12
    Location: Mogadore
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Tuesdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

We will not meet if school is not in session.

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Teen Mini Makerspace  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SAND PAPER

Come and explore with Sand Paper.

This program is held one Tuesday each month at 4pm.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween STEAM

For ages 8-13.

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

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

    Location: Norton
   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 March, we will discuss THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin.

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

Are you a music lover?  This could be the club 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 meeting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Basic Computer Skills  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Adults With Aging Parent Drivers  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

This presentation will educate members of the baby-boom generation concerned about a loved-one’s ability to drive safely as they age. Matt Gurwell with Keeping Us Safe 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.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is encouraged. 

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Social Security: How to Get the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Retirement Planning Specialist Paul Bernier'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: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Coloring Class  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
 Adult Coloring Class
Every second and third Tuesday of the month
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
   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 March, we will discuss Choose any title by Mark Twain.

    Location: Green

Wednesday March 22, 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 Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adventures in Literature with Dr. Frank Henninger  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

March 22  A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT by Mark Twain

           Participants will be discussing eight Hawthorne short stories, one Mark Twain novel, and a  20th-century-fiction by Camus.  Dr. Frank Henninger has taught adult education courses for decades, chiefly at the University of Dayton. These seminars are always much enriched by the questions and suggestions of the participants.  This is a continuous course--discussions from one session may continue into the next.  Participants should read the works before the sessions, but anyone unable to do so will be welcome to join the conversation!  Feel free to bring your lunch.

 
    Location: Green
   1:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

 Registration begins Monday, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Color Your World  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Set aside an afternoon for adult coloring to relax and relieve stress. Drop in to do some coloring with provided sheets and coloring materials or bring your own materials to work with. 

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Minecraft Spring Break Special  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve created a Minecraft and STEAM Mash-up for some spring break fun!

After you’ve successfully completed your digital world in Minecraft, expand your play with science experiments and crafts.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Make and Take Crafts

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM After School Club  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCK BUNNY

Program is held one Wednesday of each month at 4pm.

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM Ready, Set, Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Registration appreciated

Each week we will focus on different skills to help children get ready for kindergarten. Join us for a story time program with activities and learning. After the stories, there will be individual interaction stations set up for parents and children to make and take ideas home for further learning. This program is designed for children age 3 and up.

Animal Fun – Old MacDonald had a farm with a cat, and a duck, and…lots of rollicking, singing, animal fun.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 10 [DEMO]  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Ghost Airplanes  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Ernie Stadvec and featuring the Grumman G-73 Mallard,  General Tire & Rubber Co.  Airplane that crashed into Lake Erie in 1951, and was never found.  If time allows, other Ghost Airplanes will be spoken on.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Wellness Yoga  
    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  -  8:00 PM How to Spot a Scam  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Joseph McCorvey, Consumer Affairs Outreach Specialist from the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will give a presentation that covers popular scams that victimize consumers; and how to identify these scams and avoid losing money. 

    Location: Richfield

Thursday March 23, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces and songs.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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, March 2 - May 18.

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

Thursday, March 23, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.

*There will be no program on March 30, 2017

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

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Pals  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Clay/Mud Time!

Stories and Literacy Building Experiences

Join us for this fun eight week story time series for ages 2-5 year olds 

    Location: Norton
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 2-3 years old.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 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
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 3-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Needle crafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Beadtini Boutique Bracelets  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Jennie Thewlis of Beadtini Boutique Designs will show us how to make a Sedona Bracelet.  Jennie’s 15 years of experience and enthusiasm for jewelry making and teaching will make for a fun afternoon!  Space is limited. Registration requested beginning Monday, March 7.

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, March 23, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 
All supplies provided.
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Anime Club  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Anime Club: 3:30-4:30pm

Hang out and discuss your favorite Manga and Anime while watching different shows and movie clips. Clips and shows being watched are rated TV-14 or below. 

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM School-Age STEAM (Grades K to 5)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

School-Age STEAM (Grades K to 5)

4th Thursdays, March 23, April 27, May 25, 4 pm

Join us once a month to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with fun experiments and activities!

 

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

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics & Coding  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, March 23, April 13, May 25, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software. 
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Silent Library  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 11-18

Please register in advance for this program.

Can you hold it together while doing some wacky challenges designed to make you laugh?

Join us for Silent Library and endure some “interesting” activities for a chance at prizes.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Medicare 101  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, March 23, 6 pm 

Happy Birthday, You’re Turning 65! Join Sharon Honroth as she guides you through the Medicare maze
with emphasis on Medicare, Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription plans.
Please register for this program.
    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group
Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm
The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity
to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. 
Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. 
Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM File Management  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

File Management

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends.
This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… 
All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Bluebirds of Ohio  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

What kind of backyards are right for attracting bluebirds? Learn about bluebird habitats, favorite foods, parameters for posting nest boxes, and so much more about these beautiful birds. Marcy Grande, Summit County Contact for the Ohio Bluebird Society, will talk about efforts to bring back bluebird populations and what you can do to help their populations flourish and their young become adults.

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

BURIED IN A BOG by Sheila Connolly

LAST FOUR DAYS OF PADDY BUCKLEY by Jeremy Massey

THOSE WE LEFT BEHIND by Stuart Neville

We’re traveling to Ireland this month to take on teen murders, Irish pubs, and of course the Irish Mob! Read one, read all, your choice!

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Storks  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Fast-paced, witty and thoroughly enjoyable animated tale about a stork named Junior who must deliver a baby for the first time!  Starring the voices of Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key & Ty Burrell.  Rated PG.  87 min

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   7:00 PM Tales for a Spring Evening  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TALES FOR A SPRING EVENING

Stories especially designed "not for children".  Some tales will make you think, some will make you laugh, some will make you wonder, but all of them have hidden wisdom for you to discover.  Storytellers from the Western Reserve Association for the Preservation & Perpetuation of Storytelling present an adult story concert.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday March 24, 2017
   3:00 PM Northfield Elementary - One School, One Book  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

One School, One Book is a program that promotes literacy by having families, schools, and communities reading the same book at the same time.  We will be doing some activities that relate to the 2017 book.

March 11th @ 3pm - We will read a chapter of the book and refreshments will be served

March 13-17 - Library Scavenger Hunt

March 20-24 - craft activity at the craft table

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday March 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ACT Practice Test and Review  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330.644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Free ACT Practice Test and Review

Want to get the best score on your ACT? Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam to prepare you for the real test. Please plan on this program lasting at least three hours. Registration is requested by March 18.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Elephant and Piggie Party  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Elephant and Piggie Party

Saturday, March 25, 11 am

Join us to celebrate Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie! We’ll have games, crafts, a story, and a snack. Families of all ages are welcome. Registration requested.

 

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

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   11:00 AM Line Dancing  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Lisa Kelleman-McClain from Build A Body Personal Training.  

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws For Reading  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Akron Crossword Puzzle Tournament  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Compete to complete unpublished crosswords provided by "puzzlemaster" NYT Editor, Will Shortz!
  • Main Library Meeting Room 2AB.
  • Must be 18 years or older to participate.
  • Registration Requested.

 

 

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Virtual Reality & Videogames  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

GET CREATIVE WITH VIRTUAL REALITY & VIDEOGAMES!

The world is your canvas with virtual reality!  With Google Tilt Brush on the HTC Vive, paint in 3D space as you experience the future of digital art.  Play other creative digital experiences while you wait:  build in Minecraft, make your own Super Mario levels, and play the orginal Nintendo's sound chip.

No registration is necessary.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders' Club  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Open play with Legos, Duplos, and other building materials.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Fun Saturdays  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Jr. Chef Day –  Put on your chef hat and apron. Today we are making Mini corn dog muffins, cheesy nachos, and apple fruit donuts.

Registration appreciated

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@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.

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

Held the last Saturday of the month at noon

    Location: Norton

Sunday March 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday March 27, 2017
     Drive-Thru Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

March THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

    Location: Green
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet up with baby time and story time friends to relax and play together.

Ages birth - 5 years

Library toys provided for this quality play time.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, , February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM School Age Children's Programs  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

School Age Children’s Programs

Grades K to grade  4 are welcome.

Mondays at 3:30 pm

March 13: Pencil Topper Craft

March 20: LEGO challenges

March 27: Exploding Boomerangs

April 3: Celebrate Grilled Cheese month

April 10: Seed planting

April 24: Recycle craft

May 1: Tissue Flowers

May 8: Something for Mom.

May 15: Mystery program

    Location: Odom
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Young Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Kids in grades K-3 are welcome to join us to read silly books, enjoy fun activities and munch on yummy snacks. 

PETE THE CAT  books

    Location: Firestone Park
   5:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Upon completion and passing this course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  A student manual is available for $35.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needle crafting @ 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  -  7:30 PM Basic Computer Skills  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Basic Computer Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Kenmore
   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 Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

For children ages 2-5 with their favorite adults who are expected to join in the fun. Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones to get ready to learn when they go to school.

 

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Kim   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, March 21 to April 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 Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

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

Ms. Elaine will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants in Story Time. Each session will conclude with an art activity. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-3 and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   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 Providing Help, Creating Hope: An Art Therapy Workshop  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Join us for an Art Therapy Session sponsored by the counseling program at Catholic Charities. Providing hope for more than fifty years, Catholic Charities supports families and individuals through transitions and challenges. 

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Spring Break Family Movie  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

School Age Program - for grades K - 5

Spring Break Family Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Rated G, 85 minutes, Classic Disney 1991 version
Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch at 330-633-4345.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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. 

WHERE DID YOU GO BERNADETTE by Maria Semple

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Tuesdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

We will not meet if school is not in session.

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

Tuesday, March 28, 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
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN ADVISORY BOARD  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

TAB-Meeting

The Norton Branch Library needs 6th-12th graders!

Join the Teen Advisory Board.

Help the library choose materials for teens.

Plan programs.  Earn volunteer hours.  Have fun!

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Medicare 101 with Sharon Honroth  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Are you new to Medicare or losing your retiree benefits? You're not alone! Sharon Honroth will help you understand what Medicare covers and what it doesn't. You will learn about Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plans. 

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting  
    Contact: Teen Department   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 10 [DEMO]  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 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

Wednesday March 29, 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 Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adventures in Literature with Dr. Frank Henninger  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

March 29  THE PLAGUE by Albert Camus

           Participants will be discussing eight Hawthorne short stories, one Mark Twain novel, and a  20th-century-fiction by Camus.  Dr. Frank Henninger has taught adult education courses for decades, chiefly at the University of Dayton. These seminars are always much enriched by the questions and suggestions of the participants.  This is a continuous course--discussions from one session may continue into the next.  Participants should read the works before the sessions, but anyone unable to do so will be welcome to join the conversation!  Feel free to bring your lunch.

 
    Location: Green
   1:00 PM Memory Cafe: An Early Stage Dementia Program  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

 Registration begins Monday, February 20.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafternoon!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Beat Spring Break boredom and get crafty! We’re cleaning out the craft closet so who knows what fun supplies will be available.  See how many unique art pieces you can create.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

NO SCHOOL, NO FUN CLUB

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   3:30 PM Game Day  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, March 29, 3:30 pm

Stop in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll have both board and card games provided. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play with your library friends!
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM Beginning Bee Keeping  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Adult Program - Beginning Bee Keeping

Have you ever considered having your own bee hive? Do you want to know what is involved? Kristopher and Evona Gaughan from Gaughan Bee Dancin' in Medina will join us for an informative beekeeping program. The focus will be on beginning beekeeping and how to make money with your new hobby. Examine a complete hive with all the tools of the trade and discuss how it is assembled.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:00 PM Ready, Set, Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Registration appreciated

Each week we will focus on different skills to help children get ready for kindergarten. Join us for a story time program with activities and learning. After the stories, there will be individual interaction stations set up for parents and children to make and take ideas home for further learning. This program is designed for children age 3 and up.

A is for Apple – J is for JUMP!  Move around the room learning letters and words.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM File Management  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

File Management

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Kenmore
   6:30 PM Author Talk: Scott Longert  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression
Author Talk: Scott Longert

Mr. Longert will share life in baseball at a particularly critical time for Cleveland as well as the country.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Wellness Yoga  
    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 March 30, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces and songs.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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, March 2 - May 18.

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

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Pals  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Nature Lab

Stories and Literacy Building Experiences

Join us for this fun eight week story time series for ages 2-5 year olds 

    Location: Norton
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 2-3 years old.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 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
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 3-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM March Tween - Minute to Win it  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

March Tween Minute to Win it: March 30, 3:30-4:30pm

Don’t get caught up in all the madness of March! Tweens and Teens ages 10-18 are invited to challenge themselves and each other during our March Minute to Win it challenge. 

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, March 30, 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. Snacks will be served at this program.
Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Theme: Irish Cuisine

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Office 2013 Essential Skills  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Office 2013 Essential Skills

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends.
This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… 
All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movies@Main: Trolls  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

After the sinister Bergens invade their village, two trolls set off on a quest to save their friends.  Delightful adventure/fable starring the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, Jeffrey Tambor & James Corden.  Rated PG.  93 min 

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium

Friday March 31, 2017
   3:00 PM Outdoor Play  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

OUTDOOR PLAY

We will explore our outdoor surroundings, go on a nature scavenger hunt, paint some nature pictures, build with blocks, and more.  If it rains, the program will be indoors.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Choose any book by the birthday authors of the month:

April 28:  Hans Christian Anderson, Anthony Horwitz, Gertrude Chandler Warner

Snack and chat with your friends and share some of your favorite reads with the group.

Miss Kelly will share a few books from authors whose birthdays coincide with the month.

Books will be displayed in the children’s area for check out. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday April 1, 2017
     Art Contest for Children  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

During the month of April you can pick up a form at the branch to enter our contest.  This month we ask children from kindergarten through 6th grade to create artwork that imagines a new kind of animal or creature along with its name.  Entries must be turned in by April 29.

    Location: Goodyear
     Make and Take Saturdays  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Rainy Day Umbrella Art – Decorate a tiny paper umbrella to fold up and use with some rainy day art.

    Location: Goodyear

Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Sunday April 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 ART FORGER by B. A. Shapiro    THE ART FORGER by B. A. Shapiro

    Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Sunday April 30, 2017
     NatureConnect DIY2Go  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY2Go Earth Day Craft 

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday April 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Church and State: Genealogy Research in Religious and Government Records  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Church and State: Genealogy Research in Religious and Government Records, Featuring Sunny McClellan and Chris Staats

The Special Collections Division is pleased to present this program featuring northeast Ohio genealogists Sunny McClellan Morton and Chris Staats.

Sunny McClellan Morton teaches genealogy for local, state, national and international audiences. She is Contributing Editor and Genealogy Insider columnist for Family Tree Magazine, as well as Editor of Ohio Genealogy News. She has been an instructor for Family Tree University and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors.

Chris Staats regularly presents and writes on genealogical topics including methodology, resources, and technology. He has written articles for many publications including Family Tree Magazine and Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Seminar Chairperson for the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Genealogical Committee.

Program Schedule:

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

9:45 – 10:45    Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church (Sunny McClellan Morton)
U.S. church records can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships and prior/subsequent residences (including overseas birthplaces!). Learn what various types of church records look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records and access them.

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15   They Once Were Lost but Now Are Found: Using U.S. Church Records to Solve Genealogical Mysteries (Sunny McClellan Morton)
When are church records worth your while? When you’re trying to answer specific kinds of questions. Lively case studies show how church records from various time periods, denominations and ethnic groups were located and used to address different research questions.

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30     Order in the Court! A Brief History of Ohio Courts and the Records They Created (Chris Staats)
Ohio’s court system has undergone numerous revisions since its Northwest Territory days. This lecture will describe the evolution of different courts, their jurisdiction, and their records.

2:30 – 3:00     Break

3:00 – 4:00     Buried Treasure: Finding Your Ancestors in Ohio’s Local Government Records Collection (Chris Staats)
Ohio’s Local Government Record Program has preserved a wealth of records that can’t be found elsewhere. This lecture will cover what they are and how to access them.

All presentations will take place in the Auditorium, High Street Level, Main Library. The program is free and open to the public, and parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. 

To register, please call or email 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
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM 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. 

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

    Location: Firestone Park
   10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

3D Paper Flowers

Create colorful, fun flowers to brighten up any décor.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   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.

March 4: Dr. Seuss Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Celebration with stories, songs and crafts
March 18: Beautiful Stuff Start with stories using the collage technique, and then use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together
April 1: April Fools! It’s Backwards Day!
April 15: Hop on over for a special Bunny Story Time
May 6: What is Your Talent? Song, Music, Art, Silliness?
May 20: Sunny Days Join us as we celebrate the return of warmer days by sharing “sunny” reads.
 

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Puppet Show  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join puppeteer David Weyrick for this fun performance of puppetry, music and mayhem.  Children of all ages will enjoy this exciting event.

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Foolin’ Around Day  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate April Fool’s Day with some silliness! Wear your clothes backwards, bring a joke to share, get ready to sing silly songs and listen to silly stories on this mixed-up library day!  Stay for a visit from the dogs of Tails & Tales at 2 pm. Open to all ages, no registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Paws for Reading

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   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 Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton

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

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday April 3, 2017
     Drive-Thru Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

April THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley

    Location: Green
     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.

Poetry Creation Station – Cut and paste some words to make your own poem.

    Location: Goodyear
     Take It and Make It  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Take It and Make It for grades K - 5

Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up an exploding boomerang kit to build at home.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in April, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet up with baby time and story time friends to relax and play together.

Ages birth - 5 years

Library toys provided for this quality play time.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM School Age Children's Programs  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

School Age Children’s Programs

Grades K to grade  4 are welcome.

Mondays at 3:30 pm

March 13: Pencil Topper Craft

March 20: LEGO challenges

March 27: Exploding Boomerangs

April 3: Celebrate Grilled Cheese month

April 10: Seed planting

April 24: Recycle craft

May 1: Tissue Flowers

May 8: Something for Mom.

May 15: Mystery program

    Location: Odom
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   5:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Upon completion and passing this course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  A student manual is available for $35.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM Green Cleaning 101  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you interested in using safer, nontoxic cleaners? Join us for this demo-style class and learn to make your own green and thrifty cleaning products. Samples made during this class will be randomly raffled to attendees.

Please register in advance, as space is limited. 

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Anime and manga enthusiasts unite! Join us the first Monday of the month to watch anime, make a snack, do activities, and make crafts based off of your favorite manga and anime series. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

    Location: Main Library
   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 in to visit us at the Firestone Park Branch Library.

    Location: Firestone Park

Tuesday April 4, 2017
     Take It and Make It  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Take It and Make It for grades K - 5

Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up an exploding boomerang kit to build at home.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

For children ages 2-5 with their favorite adults who are expected to join in the fun. Books, flannel board stories, rhyming activities, and puppets all help little ones to get ready to learn when they go to school.

 

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Kim   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, March 21 to April 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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 4, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-3 and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   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
   12:30 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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Tuesdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

We will not meet if school is not in session.

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM HOOKED ON BOOKS  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Club

Graphic novels? Fantasy? Science Fiction? History?

This book club is open to all tweens ages 8-13 interested in sharing and discussing their favorite books.  

Call the Library for this months selection.

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Cooking Club  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKING CLUB

A new interactive group for discussing all things cooking, comparing recipes, and trying new eats.

Club meeting held the first Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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  -  7:00 PM Second Century Story Circle: Understanding the Present  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Katie Beck of Gum-Dip Theatre is hosting three nights of story circles focused on group sharing and personal connection. The Second Century Arts Series aims to collaborate with community members from Firestone Park and South Akron on community-based art projects as the Park enters its second century.  If you have a story you would like to share but have a bit of stage fright, fear not, no performance is necessary. People of all ages are invited to come.  Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:30 PM Doodling for Stress Relief  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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. Please register beginning Monday March 20th as space and supplies for this program are limited. 

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Murder and Moonshine by Carol Miller

Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 pm

MURDER AND MOONSHINE by Carol Miller

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM How to Spot a Scam & Identity Theft  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

The Office of Consumer Affairs will offer this one-hour presentation that covers popular scams that victimize consumers and how to identify these scams and avoid losing money. Handouts are provided to attendees that detail the various scams.  Related topics also covered are identity theft and personal credit. Time is allowed for questions and answers.  

    Location: Norton
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Party Games  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NIGHT OUT NORDONIA:  LEARN PARTY GAMES WITH THE MALTED MEEPLE

Game experts from the Malted Meeple teach/demonstrate some fun interactive games great for your next party or get-together.  From new offerings to edgier fare, meet some new friends and enjoy a social evening out.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday April 5, 2017
     Take It and Make It  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Take It and Make It for grades K - 5

Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up an exploding boomerang kit to build at home.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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 Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Coffee & Coloring  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   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 Book Discussion for Adults  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 1 pm for good books, light snacks and great discussions!  Stop at the circulation desk for the current month's title.

In April, we will discuss THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM Move it or Lose it  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

April 5, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   
 

Join us for a book discussion of  Boys In The Boat, by Daniel James Brown

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    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

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

PAWS FOR READING

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.

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

First and Third Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Ready, Set, Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Registration appreciated

Each week we will focus on different skills to help children get ready for kindergarten. Join us for a story time program with activities and learning. After the stories, there will be individual interaction stations set up for parents and children to make and take ideas home for further learning. This program is designed for children age 3 and up.

Draw Me a Picture – Chalk, markers, pencils…there are many ways to write and draw.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Evening Story Times  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Evening Story Time

For children aged 2 - 6 and their famillies.

Enjoy some milk and cookies and a few stories.
Then, choose some more books to read together at home.

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

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 pm

EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Teen Art Studio: Spring Painting Workshop  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Art Studio: Spring Painting Workshop

Instructor Marla Knapic-Derga will show us how! Supplies will be provided.

Space is limited.

Please register for this program.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Wellness Yoga  
    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 April 6, 2017
     Take It and Make It  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Take It and Make It for grades K - 5

Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up an exploding boomerang kit to build at home.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces and songs.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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, March 2 - May 18.

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

Thursday, April 6, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Pals  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Rock Painting!

Stories and Literacy Building Experiences

Join us for this fun eight week story time series for ages 2-5 year olds 

    Location: Norton
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 2-3 years old.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 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
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 3-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Open Gaming @ Firestone Park Community Center  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join friends and neighbors at the Firestone Park Community Center and enjoy games of all kinds. If you are looking to play cards or board games with someone this program is for you. Please join us.

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM Adult Play Day: Puzzles, Coloring and Coffee.  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Also, try your hand at our new 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Knit & Crochet Club  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Knit and Crochet Club

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   3:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, April 6, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 
All supplies provided.
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, March 2, 16, April 6, 20, May 4, 18, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, March 18, April 15, May 20, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 5-14 and their families. Join our Block Party! We provide the bricks; you provide the imagination! One of the best ways to learn is through play! No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Peep-A-Palooza  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 11-18

Please register in advance for this program.

Join us for an afternoon all about peeps- peep science, peep sushi, peep prints! Test, eat, and create with the marshmallow goodness that is the peep.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Adult Play Day: Puzzles, Coloring and Coffee.  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Also, try your hand at our new 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
   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?  Put your skills to the test and team up with a partner or work with a group to see who can complete a new puzzle the fastest.  Bring a challenging puzzle to trade with another team.  No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends.
This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… 
All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   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.r

    Location: Richfield
   6:30 PM Spring Adult Craft  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Spring Adult Craft: Rice Bunny
 
Make an adorable sock bunny out of rice.  

Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Main Event Speaker Series Presents Author George Saunders  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   

One of the most acclaimed writers of our time (TENTH OF DECEMBER: STORIES; IN PERSUASION NATION) Saunders will read from and discuss his work, including his highly anticipated new novel LINCOLN IN THE BARDO. There will be a Q&A after the presentation, and a book signing. Sponsored by Friends of Main Library. Free and open to the public.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium

Friday April 7, 2017
     Take It and Make It  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Take It and Make It for grades K - 5

Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up an exploding boomerang kit to build at home.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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 April 8, 2017
     Take It and Make It  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Take It and Make It for grades K - 5

Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up an exploding boomerang kit to build at home.

    Location: Tallmadge
   9:15 AM Teen Practice ACT  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 10-12. Want to get the best score on your ACT? Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam to prepare you for the real test. Please plan on this program lasting at least three hours. REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED AT LEAST A WEEK IN ADVANCE.

    Location: Maple Valley
   10:30 AM Teen Book Break-fast  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack while we talk about books from authors whose birthdays are in that month.  Can’t join us for the book discussion, you can share your thoughts with Miss Kelly at kwilson@akronlibrary.org.  Books will be displayed in the Teen area. Grades 6 and up. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Choose any book by the authors of the month:

April 8:  Maya Angelou, Lois Duncan, Sara Shepard

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Chess Exhibition with National Champion Kristopher Meekins  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

This event will start with a lesson for beginners on the basics of chess and practical tips on how to gain an advantage on your opponent. Afterward, put your skills to the test and take part in a simultaneous exhibition against Kristopher Meekins, a National Chess Master who is ranked in the top 1% of the nation's players. Any winners will receive a free lesson with him at a later date.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM Tinkering Teens  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

April 8: Celebrate Poetry Month by creating a Blackout Poetry Poster.

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

The Second Saturday of each month, (March 11, April 8, May 13) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
   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 on eof ours. Not reading yet? Our dog's human pal will read to you. Children of all ages welcome. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Fun Saturdays  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tea Party –  Join us for our annual children’s tea party.  Drink some hot tea in a real teacup that you can take home. Try it with lemon, sugar, or milk. Eat some cookies and test your knowledge with a round of trivia. Make a fascinator hat or crown and some paper flowers.

Registration appreciated

    Location: Goodyear
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, April 8, May 13, 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

Sunday April 9, 2017 -  Saturday April 15, 2017
     National Library Week  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Use your library card this week and get entered into our drawing to win a library gift basket.

    Location: Goodyear

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

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Writers' Workshop  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Wild about Wattpad? Passionate about poetry? Whatever your writing interests are, the Teen Writers’ Workshop is for you! Join us on the second Sunday of the month to meet other teen writers, share story ideas, and practice your craft. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library

Monday April 10, 2017
     Contest for Teens  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

National Library Week, April 9 - 15

Book in a Jar Guessing Game
For teens, grades 6 - 12

Stop by the teen area and take a guess at the title of the shredded teen book in the jar for a chance to win a prize basket.

    Location: Tallmadge
     Drive-Thru Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

April THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley

    Location: Green
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in April, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Meet up with baby time and story time friends to relax and play together.

Ages birth - 5 years

Library toys provided for this quality play time.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM Anything Goes Book Discussion  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

THE BOSTON GIRL by Anita Diamant

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

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

    Location: Tallmadge
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM School Age Children's Programs  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

School Age Children’s Programs

Grades K to grade  4 are welcome.

Mondays at 3:30 pm

March 13: Pencil Topper Craft

March 20: LEGO challenges

March 27: Exploding Boomerangs

April 3: Celebrate Grilled Cheese month

April 10: Seed planting

April 24: Recycle craft

May 1: Tissue Flowers

May 8: Something for Mom.

May 15: Mystery program

    Location: Odom
   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.

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Young Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Kids in grades K-3 are welcome to join us to read silly books, enjoy fun activities and munch on yummy snacks. 

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas 

    Location: Firestone Park
   5:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Upon completion and passing this course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  A student manual is available for $35.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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

KIDS PAINTING:  NO PAINTBRUSHES ALLOWED!

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 Easter Crafts for Adults  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Join crafter Cynthia as she guides you through the steps of making an Easter craft for your home.  We’ll provide the materials for this fun social craft event. 

    Location: Odom
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needle crafting @ 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 Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM Jammie Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Jammie Time

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

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM NEW! 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

Tuesday April 11, 2017
     Contest for Teens  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

National Library Week, April 9 - 15

Book in a Jar Guessing Game
For teens, grades 6 - 12

Stop by the teen area and take a guess at the title of the shredded teen book in the jar for a chance to win a prize basket.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Kim   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, March 21 to April 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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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.
                                                                                           
March 14: Beautiful Stuff Use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together. 
April 11You Are my Sunshine Celebrate the arrival of spring, and “Child and Family Awareness Month” with hands-on arts and science activities. Explore rain, clouds, rainbows and sunshine. 
May 9: Things that GO!  Experience transportation activities this month with wheels, track making, hauling, ice, ramps and mazes.   

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-3 and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   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 April, we will discuss FLIGHT OF DREAMS by Ariel Lawhon.

    Location: Green
   3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@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 needed.

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM Teen Novel Necklace  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 4-12. Make a YA book-inspired necklace for National Library Week. 

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Tuesdays  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween Tuesdays for ages 10-18

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for crafts, activities, and fun.

We will not meet if school is not in session.

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

Tuesday, April 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
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Tuesdays  
    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?

For teens in 6th-12th grade.

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Book Buzz at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar  
    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.

April 11 THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

May 9 THE GIRLS by Emma Cline 

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

Are you a music lover?  This could be the club 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 meeting. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:30 PM Adults with Aging Parent Drivers  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Matt Gurwell, Founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe LLC, shows how you can help  when a loved one's ability to drive safely as a result of the natural aging process becomes a concern. A roadmap will be provided so families can address the issue with tact, compassion and empathy so the the older driver's dignity and independence are never unnecessarily jeopardized.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM Make Time for Play  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Bring the kids in for some relaxing, unstructured play time. There will be a variety of supplies: stones cloths, big blocks, tubes, a glockenspiel and much more to explore and create with.

 
 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Coloring Class  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
 Adult Coloring Class
Every second and third Tuesday of the month
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

Wednesday April 12, 2017
     Contest for Teens  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

National Library Week, April 9 - 15

Book in a Jar Guessing Game
For teens, grades 6 - 12

Stop by the teen area and take a guess at the title of the shredded teen book in the jar for a chance to win a prize basket.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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 Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Food For Thought Book Talks with Marvin Phillips  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Food for Thought Book Talks

2nd Wednesday, 1 pm

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

March 8 THE BOOK OF JOY: LASTING HAPPINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams

April 12 National Poetry Month Celebration

Marvin Phillips will read selected poems aloud and discuss with the group. Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite or original poem to read aloud.

May 10 TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: IN SEARCH OF AMERICA by John Steinbeck

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:30 PM Harriet Tubman the Woman-Real Stories from the Life of Araminta Ross Tubman Davis  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Harriet Tubman's extraordinary accomplishments have created a "mythological" image of a woman about whose real life we know very little. Jewell Jones will share some of the "human interest" stories from Tubman's life and share photographs from her experience visiting Tubman's home in Auburn, New York.

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Move it or Lose it  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

April 12, Mature Muscles Movement Class

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

Recycled Art

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   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.

Dont's forget we'll have cookies!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Crafts  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

After-School Craft Program, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, March-April, (except for April 19th)

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

Grades K-6

    Location: Main Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO CLUB  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO CLUB Grades K-3

Join up with fellow LEGO enthusiasts of age K-3 grade level for monthly LEGO challenges and free building time.

Legos provided. 

 

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Ready, Set, Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Registration appreciated

Each week we will focus on different skills to help children get ready for kindergarten. Join us for a story time program with activities and learning. After the stories, there will be individual interaction stations set up for parents and children to make and take ideas home for further learning. This program is designed for children age 3 and up.

Play time – Play is a child’s work so tonight we will work our imagination and play together.

    Location: Goodyear
   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 April 13, 2017
     Contest for Teens  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

National Library Week, April 9 - 15

Book in a Jar Guessing Game
For teens, grades 6 - 12

Stop by the teen area and take a guess at the title of the shredded teen book in the jar for a chance to win a prize basket.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, bounces and songs.

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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, March 2 - May 18.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Baby Play  
   

Baby Play

(Up to age 24 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, March 16, April 13, May 11, 10:30 am

Join us once a month for a very special play time for you and your baby. Each session will have a different activity.

 

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

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

Thursday, April 13, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Pals  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Bunnies!

Stories and Literacy Building Experiences

Join us for this fun eight week story time series for ages 2-5 year olds 

    Location: Norton
   11:15 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 2-3 years old.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 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
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Short stories, rhymes, and more!

For children 3-5 years old, with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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
   

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 Needle crafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES by M. J. Rose

Title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, Author: M. J. Rose

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2:00pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Bites Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy pizza while discussing our monthly book pick.

Books will be available for pickup 4 weeks prior to each session.

BOOKED by Kwame Alexander

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Anime Club  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Anime Club: 3:30-4:30pm

Hang out and discuss your favorite Manga and Anime while watching different shows and movie clips. Clips and shows being watched are rated TV-14 or below. 

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics & Coding  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, March 23, April 13, May 25, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software. 
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM Andrew Johnson & Reconstruction- 1865 to 1869  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm  

Mike Kovacevich tells the story of the turbulent presidency of Andrew Johnson,
his dismissal as Secretary of War and his impeachment. He will also discuss
Johnson’s role in the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War. 
    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group
Every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm
The Akron African United Front book discussion group offers you the opportunity
to share your opinions on how history affects our world views in today’s society. 
Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history. 
Discuss important heartfelt issues with your peers.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build it Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends.
This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… 
All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Crafters  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Easter Crafts. Please register for this program. Space is limited.

    Location: Richfield
   6:30 PM Coffee and Conversation  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday, March 9, April 13, May 11, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   7:00 PM Twilight Zone  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

EVERYTHING I KNOW I LEARNED IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE

A one-act presentation featuring Mark Dawidziak and Sara Showman of the Largely Literary Theater Company.  Based on Dawidziak's recently published book of the same title, this is a tribute to the enduring storytelling power of The Twilight Zone, featuring life lessons drawn from classic episodes of Rod Serling's beloved anthology series.  The performance will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday April 14, 2017
     Contest for Teens  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

National Library Week, April 9 - 15

Book in a Jar Guessing Game
For teens, grades 6 - 12

Stop by the teen area and take a guess at the title of the shredded teen book in the jar for a chance to win a prize basket.

    Location: Tallmadge
   12:30 PM  -  1:25 PM Lunch Bunch Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

April – Smoothies: get ready for summer by trying new combinations of fruits and vegetables for a refreshing treat.  Bring your favorite smoothie combination to share.

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM School’s Out Movie – Moana (PG)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

School’s Out Movie – Moana (PG)

Friday, April 14, 2 pm

Drop by on your day off from school and watch a movie with us! Snacks will be provided. No registration is necessary. Families welcome!

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

Some Like It Hot, with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe

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    Location: Richfield
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess/Checkers Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Live Music: Moustache Yourself  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Friday, April 14, 6:30 pm

Northwest After-Hours: A Concert with Moustache Yourself 

Join us for a special after-hours concert, right in the stacks, with Akron’s favorite hot club jazz band, Moustache Yourself.

Hot Club Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, or "Jazz Manouche," is a musical style made famous in the 1930s by guitarist Django Reinhardt. Moustache Yourself incorporates the history of this style into a mix of songs ranging from its beginning to present day. Clarinetist Brad Wagner, bassist Matthew DeRubertis, and guitarists Brent Hamker and Jeremy Jones have played with acts including The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Wesley Bright & The Honeytones, and Ernie Krivda's Big Band. Their infectious rhythm and exotic melodies will capture your soul and transport you to a different time and place.

Refreshments will be served. Music starts at 7 pm. 

    Location: Northwest Akron

Saturday April 15, 2017
     Contest for Teens  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

National Library Week, April 9 - 15

Book in a Jar Guessing Game
For teens, grades 6 - 12

Stop by the teen area and take a guess at the title of the shredded teen book in the jar for a chance to win a prize basket.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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
   10:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330-643-4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, March 18, April 15, May 20, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   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.

March 4: Dr. Seuss Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Celebration with stories, songs and crafts
March 18: Beautiful Stuff Start with stories using the collage technique, and then use found materials and loose parts to create “Beautiful Stuff” together
April 1: April Fools! It’s Backwards Day!
April 15: Hop on over for a special Bunny Story Time
May 6: What is Your Talent? Song, Music, Art, Silliness?
May 20: Sunny Days Join us as we celebrate the return of warmer days by sharing “sunny” reads.
 

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330-643-4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays monthly, March 18, April 15, May 20, 10:30 am and 11:30 am

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Paws for Reading

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, March 2, 16, April 6, 20, May 4, 18, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, March 18, April 15, May 20, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Beekeeping - A Honey of a Program  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Kris and Evona Gaughan of Gaughan Bee Dancin’, local beekeepers and chemical free farmers, share the secrets for the first year of caring for your bees, with a chance to sample honey and pollen.

    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Peep-A-Palooza!  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon all about peeps- peep science, peep sushi, peep prints! Test, eat, and create with the marshmallow goodness that is the peep. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library

Monday April 17, 2017
     Drive-Thru Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

April THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley

    Location: Green
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in April, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon: April 17-21

Children and Teens are invited to join us Monday through Friday at 1:00pm for a different superhero movie each day. 

Monday, April 17- Iron Man PG-13

Tuesday, April 18- The Incredible Hulk PG-13

Wednesday, April 19- Thor PG-13

Thursday, April 20- Captain American: The First Avenger PG-13

Friday, April 21- The Avengers PG-13

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM Spring Break Fun  
    Contact: Children's Library   330-643-9050   
   

SPRING BREAK FUN

Monday, April 17 Legos Building Club: Open play with Legos and Duplos for all ages
Tuesday, April 18 Tech Lab Tuesday: Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, fly a drone and so much more. Grades 3 & up. Registration requested.
Wednesday, April 19 Wii Wednesday
: Show off you dance moves with Wii Just Dance from 2-3:30 pm . Grades 1-6.
Thursday, April 20 Let’s Get Creative: Art Activities for all ages
 

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM Teen Shakespeare Movie Festival  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we’ll be watching popular teen movies based on his works during Spring Break! Snacks and beverages provided.

 

Monday, April 17, 3 pm: SHE’S THE MAN (PG-13)(105 min)

Tuesday, April 18, 3 pm: GET OVER IT (PG-13)(87 min)

Wednesday, April 19, 3 pm: WARM BODIES (PG-13)(98 min)

Thursday, April 20, 3 pm: 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (PG-13)(97 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ellet Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   5:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Upon completion and passing this course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  A student manual is available for $35.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

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

CLACKER PUPPETS

Join Miss Sue and make clacker puppets!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Club

3rd Mondays, March 20, April 17, May 15, 6:30 pm

Drop in on the 3rd Monday or each month to build and show off your creations! LEGOs will be provided. No registration is necessary.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Run Off, Pet Waste and Me  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Sandy Barbic from Summit Soil and Water District will remind us how these are all interrelated and how we can be better stewards of our water supply.

 
    Location: Green

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Kim   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, March 21 to April 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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Book Bugs Story Time

For 3 - 6 year olds with a caregiver.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, arts and crafting together.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-3 and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   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  -  3:00 PM Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon: April 17-21

Children and Teens are invited to join us Monday through Friday at 1:00pm for a different superhero movie each day. 

Monday, April 17- Iron Man PG-13

Tuesday, April 18- The Incredible Hulk PG-13

Wednesday, April 19- Thor PG-13

Thursday, April 20- Captain American: The First Avenger PG-13

Friday, April 21- The Avengers PG-13

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

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

April 18th- THE RINGMASTER'S WIFE by Kristy Cambron

May 16th- MRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini

    Location: Ellet
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spring Break Boredom Busters  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Spring Break Boredom Busters
April 18-20, 1:30 pm
Stop in every afternoon over Spring Break for an exciting activity and snacks!
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: CitiBlocs
Wednesday: Board Games
Thursday: Ozobots and Speed Stackers
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Hip-Hop Coding (Grades 3 and Up)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Hip-Hop Coding (Grades 3 and Up)

Tuesday, April 18, 2 pm

Code and share some hip-hop dance moves using Scratch! Spots 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
   2:00 PM Tech Lab Tuesday: Spring Break Fun  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Tech Lab Tuesday: Spring Break Fun

Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, fly a drone and so much more.

Grades 3 & up. Registration requested.

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM Teen Iron Chef  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 18, 3 pm

Show off your culinary skills in our Annual Iron Chef contest!
Make the best dishes and you could win big. Please contact the branch to register.
Grades 5-12
    Location: Mogadore
   3:00 PM Teen Shakespeare Movie Festival  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we’ll be watching popular teen movies based on his works during Spring Break! Snacks and beverages provided.

 

Monday, April 17, 3 pm: SHE’S THE MAN (PG-13)(105 min)

Tuesday, April 18, 3 pm: GET OVER IT (PG-13)(87 min)

Wednesday, April 19, 3 pm: WARM BODIES (PG-13)(98 min)

Thursday, April 20, 3 pm: 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (PG-13)(97 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Tween STEAM

For ages 8-13.

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

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

    Location: Norton
   4:30 PM Mini-makers  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Mini-makers: Button Art
For grades 6 - 12

Learn how to use the button maker to design your own buttons.

    Location: Tallmadge
   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 April, we will discuss HOUSE OF THIEVES by Charles Belfoure.

    Location: Green
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paint Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PAINT NIGHT

Paint your own masterpiece and discover your creativity!  Each artist will have a finished painting to take home at the end of the night.  Sign-ups are limited to two spots per person.  Both nights will feature the same painting, so sign-ups per person are limited to one night each.

Age 16 and over.

All supplies are provided.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Investment Perspectives  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 pm

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely
market topics and potential solutions to help you stay on track. 
Please call 330.628.9228 to register.
    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM ROMEO AND JULIET with Rubber City Shakespeare Company  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

This program is part of the Rubber City Shakespeare Company's Community Reading Project. Learn about Willam Shakespeare's masterpiece and then watch the play come to life through an interactive dramatic reading where those who attend will have the opportunity to join the play. 

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Coloring Class  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
 Adult Coloring Class
Every second and third Tuesday of the month
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
   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 April, we will discuss TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT by Graham Greene.

    Location: Green

Wednesday April 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 Mini Movers  
    Contact: Miss Kim   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

Wednesdays, March 15, April 19, May 17, 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 Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring Fun for Adults  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a morning of coloring, relaxation, conversation and snacks.  Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils, music and snacks are provided.  Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours!  

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time for all ages  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each Session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for this engaging story time. 

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesday, 1 pm

March 15 A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny

April 19 GIRL WAITS WITH GUN by Amy Stewart

May 17 BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon: April 17-21

Children and Teens are invited to join us Monday through Friday at 1:00pm for a different superhero movie each day. 

Monday, April 17- Iron Man PG-13

Tuesday, April 18- The Incredible Hulk PG-13

Wednesday, April 19- Thor PG-13

Thursday, April 20- Captain American: The First Avenger PG-13

Friday, April 21- The Avengers PG-13

    Location: Odom
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spring Break Boredom Busters  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Spring Break Boredom Busters
April 18-20, 1:30 pm
Stop in every afternoon over Spring Break for an exciting activity and snacks!
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: CitiBlocs
Wednesday: Board Games
Thursday: Ozobots and Speed Stackers
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Magazines Through the Ages  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Adult Program - Magazines Through the Ages

Librarian Francie Labriola recounts the history of magazines in the United States from the early 1800s to the present. Discover how early news and women's magazines have evolved to present day eMagazines. Learn about Zinio and how to access magazines electronically.

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM Move it or Lose it  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

April 19, Mature Muscles Strength and Balance Class

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Wii Wednesday: Spring Break Fun  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Wii Wednesday: Spring Break Fun

Show off your dance moves with Wii Just Dance.

Grades 1-6.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Color Your World  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   3304348726   odombranchlibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

 Set aside an afternoon for adult coloring to relax and relieve stress. Drop in to do some coloring with provided sheets and coloring materials or bring your own materials to work with. 

    Location: Odom
   3:00 PM Teen Gaming Day  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Gaming Day

Wednesday, April 19, 3 pm

Board games, video games, we have it all covered!  Bring your friends and enjoy the fun.

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

For ages 11 to 18

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   3:00 PM Teen Shakespeare Movie Festival  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we’ll be watching popular teen movies based on his works during Spring Break! Snacks and beverages provided.

 

Monday, April 17, 3 pm: SHE’S THE MAN (PG-13)(105 min)

Tuesday, April 18, 3 pm: GET OVER IT (PG-13)(87 min)

Wednesday, April 19, 3 pm: WARM BODIES (PG-13)(98 min)

Thursday, April 20, 3 pm: 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (PG-13)(97 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Grades K-5

NO SCHOOL, NO FUN CLUB

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Volunteer Opportunities for Teens  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   3308257800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Volunteen

Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization? 

Become a Volunteen! 

Those in 6th-12th grade can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   4:00 PM After School Club  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS

Program is held one Wednesday of each month at 4pm.

For children in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Please register in advance.

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

PAWS FOR READING

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.

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

First and Third Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM Writers' Guild  
    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 environment.  Please bring a sample of your work to share.

Light snacks provided.  The group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Yoga/ Week of the Young Child  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Join us in celebrating the Week of the Young Child. A yoga instructor from Nirvana Yoga Studio in Richfield will guide us through a variety of exercises geared for the family, from adults to toddlers. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel if you have one; we will have a few mats available.

Please register in advance.

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

Thursday, April 20, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.
    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Stories In the Library  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us in the children’s area for a special family story time about books.  After stories we will play some games.

Story Time runs Thursdays, March 2 - May 18, 10:15.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Toddler and Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Wonderful Wiggle Worms Story Time

For 2 - 3 year olds with a caregiver.
Jump on over to a shorter story time for active little ones.
Story time is followed by a group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Pals  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Hippos!

Stories and Literacy Building Experiences

Join us for this fun eight week story time series for ages 2-5 year olds 

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM Parachute Play  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TODDLER PARACHUTE PLAY

We will use music and movement to play parachute games.  

Toddler parachute play is for children ages 2-5.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 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  -  3:00 PM Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon: April 17-21

Children and Teens are invited to join us Monday through Friday at 1:00pm for a different superhero movie each day. 

Monday, April 17- Iron Man PG-13

Tuesday, April 18- The Incredible Hulk PG-13

Wednesday, April 19- Thor PG-13

Thursday, April 20- Captain American: The First Avenger PG-13

Friday, April 21- The Avengers PG-13

    Location: Odom
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spring Break Boredom Busters  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Spring Break Boredom Busters
April 18-20, 1:30 pm
Stop in every afternoon over Spring Break for an exciting activity and snacks!
Grades K-6
 
Tuesday: CitiBlocs
Wednesday: Board Games
Thursday: Ozobots and Speed Stackers
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Spring Break Fun  
    Contact: Children's Library   330-643-9050   
   

SPRING BREAK FUN

Monday, April 17 Legos Building Club: Open play with Legos and Duplos for all ages
Tuesday, April 18 Tech Lab Tuesday: Explore virtual reality, drive and code robots, play with makerspace toys, draw in 3D, fly a drone and so much more. Grades 3 & up. Registration requested.
Wednesday, April 19 Wii Wednesday
: Show off you dance moves with Wii Just Dance from 2-3:30 pm . Grades 1-6.
Thursday, April 20 Let’s Get Creative: Art Activities for all ages
 

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM Teen Shakespeare Movie Festival  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   ecoontz@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, we’ll be watching popular teen movies based on his works during Spring Break! Snacks and beverages provided.

 

Monday, April 17, 3 pm: SHE’S THE MAN (PG-13)(105 min)

Tuesday, April 18, 3 pm: GET OVER IT (PG-13)(87 min)

Wednesday, April 19, 3 pm: WARM BODIES (PG-13)(98 min)

Thursday, April 20, 3 pm: 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (PG-13)(97 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, April 20, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 
All supplies provided.
Grades K-5
    Location: Mogadore
   4:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

(All grades)

Thursdays, March 2, 16, April 6, 20, May 4, 18, 4 pm

3rd Saturdays, March 18, April 15, May 20, 2 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Ages 5-14 and their families. Join our Block Party! We provide the bricks; you provide the imagination! One of the best ways to learn is through play! No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen DIY Bulletin Board  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 11-18

Stop by the teen area of the library and create your own small unique bulletin board to hang up in your room.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Antique Appraisal  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, April 20, 6 pm

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 call 330.628.9228 to register. 
    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   twright@akronlibrary.org
   
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends.
This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… 
All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   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 Spring Book Sale Preview" is Thursday, April 20, 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
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Laurie for stories, music, puppets, crafts and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security: How to Get the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

This program is for anyone in or nearing retirement and interested in making informed decisions about the foundation of their retirement income plan.

    Location: Richfield
   7:00 PM The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Historian Paul Goebbel discusses the threats on Lincoln's life starting with his election, through his administration and his ultimate end.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday April 21, 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 Spring Book Sale on Friday, April 21, 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Essential Oils 101  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ESSENTIAL OILS 101

Learn the basics of essential oils with Sharon Hamad.

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Spring Break Superhero Movie Marathon: April 17-21

Children and Teens are invited to join us Monday through Friday at 1:00pm for a different superhero movie each day. 

Monday, April 17- Iron Man PG-13

Tuesday, April 18- The Incredible Hulk PG-13

Wednesday, April 19- Thor PG-13

Thursday, April 20- Captain American: The First Avenger PG-13

Friday, April 21- The Avengers PG-13

    Location: Odom
   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
   4:00 PM Teen Mini Makerspace  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WIRE

Come and explore with Wire.

This program is held one Tuesday each month at 4pm.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday April 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of the Library Members Pre-Sale  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Members-only pre-sale.
9am-10am.

Open to Friends Members. If you are not a member you may join at the door. 

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:00 AM Practice ACT Test  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Grab your calculator and sharpen your pencils to take a free ACT practice test and get a head start on preparing for college. Please register in advance.

    Location: Ellet
   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 a Bag Sale on Saturday, April 22, 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
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Members-only pre-sale.
9am-10am.

Open to Friends Members. If you are not a member you may join at the door. 

 

    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
   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
   11:00 AM Earthy Crafts  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

All ages are welcome.

Enjoy Earth Day by making some cool and fun crafts. 

 
    Location: Green
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Free Shredding Event  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

FREE SHREDDING EVENT

The Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library are sponsoring a free shredding event for the Nordonia Hills Community.  The shredding service will be provided by Neoshred.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Paws for Reading

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

Children of all ages are welcome.

 
    Location: Green
   2:00 PM Comic Book Club: Connect, Create, Collect!  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Comic Book Club: Connect, Create, Collect!
Saturday, April 22, 2 pm

Superhero fans unite! It’s Superhero Saturday! Join us to draw, talk, and explore the world of superheroes.

For Grades 4+ .

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Grow A Memory  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Grow A Memory
Saturday, April 22, 2 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with a gift that will keep on growing!
Create a mini garden keepsake filled with soil and wildflower seeds.
Scatter your garden-to-go in the backyard or put in a soil-filled container,
water frequently, and watch flowers bloom through the summer.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Comic Book Club  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Superhero fans unite! It’s Superhero Saturday! Join us to draw, talk, and explore the world of superheroes. For grades 4+ in the Children’s Library.  

    Location: Main Library
   2:30 PM Science Saturday  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SCIENCE SATURDAY

Do you like to see how things work?  are you a hands-on type of kid?  This program is for you!

Children school age and up bring moms, dads, and the whole family.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Sunday April 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, except April 16 (Closed for Easter)

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday April 24, 2017
     Drive-Thru Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen

Easy as 1-2-3: Check out a copy of the Teen Book of the Month. Read it. Fill out a prize slip and return it to the library. A prize winner will be drawn on the 5th of the month following.

April THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley

    Location: Green
     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.

Ladybug Land – Watch the ladybug larvae grow into ladybugs.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@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'll be glad to get you started.  If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we'll make good use of them.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Celebrate The Week of the Young Child  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with the Children's Library and the Akron Art Museum April 24-29 
The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual event

Monday, April 24, 10:30 am Musical Monday: Music Yoga for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am - 3 pm Tasty Tuesday: Come Play Life-Sized Candy Land with family and friends

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am Work Together Wednesday Baby Time for birth to 2 years old

Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am Artsy Thursday Preschool Story Time for 2-5 year olds

Friday, April 28, 10:30 am Family Friday: The Bubble Lady

Saturday, April 29, 1-4 pm, At the Akron Art Museum:  Families Make Art - Open Studio plus a Milk and Cookies Music Café, 2-3 pm The Children’s librarians from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum educators team up for a day of memory-making, music and storytelling. Free museum admission and activities. No registration required. For more information, go to www.AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar or call 330.376.9186.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in April, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
January 9- May 24
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM School Age Children's Programs  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   3304348726   OdomBlvdBranch@akronlibrary.org
   

School Age Children’s Programs

Grades K to grade  4 are welcome.

Mondays at 3:30 pm

March 13: Pencil Topper Craft

March 20: LEGO challenges

March 27: Exploding Boomerangs

April 3: Celebrate Grilled Cheese month

April 10: Seed planting

April 24: Recycle craft

May 1: Tissue Flowers

May 8: Something for Mom.

May 15: Mystery program

    Location: Odom
   5:30 PM Know Before You Go! America’s Boating Course  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Upon completion and passing this course, you will be certified to operate a powerboat of 10hp or more in all 50 states.  For those who were born on or after January 1, 1982, certification is required to operate a powerboat in Ohio.  This free instruction is open to the public.  A student manual is available for $35.  For more information and registration contact Jan Holmes at 330-256-0267.  Sponsored by the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needle crafting @ 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  -  7:30 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, snacks, and drinks!
 
April 24: Moana (PG) (103 min)

 

    Location: Maple Valley
   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 Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
   

Help your child develop skills needed to read and write by talking, reading, singing and playing with your child! We do ALL of these things in STORY TIME. We make learning FUN!

Ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah for rhymes, music, books, bounces, and playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Kim   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, March 21 to April 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   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up
Join Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM