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Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
     Book Club to Go  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

The Dinner by Herman Koch; Little blue background with dinner plate size scorch mark with titel and author in the middle; fork on left of scorch mark with a knife on the right   August THE DINNER by Herman Koch

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Mini Book Sale  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-4720   
    Location: Odom
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

NH GAME TIME

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

All ages welcome.

No registration is necessary.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Class size is limited, contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Recycled CD Coasters

We are upcycling old CD’s with some colorful fabric to add to your home décor.  Fabric provided, but if you have a favorite pattern, feel free to bring your own.

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

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

Sensory Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

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

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

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

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

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

Sensory Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your Own Musical Instruments  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Enjoy the neighborhood sights and sounds during the annual Porch Rok'r festival. You can join in by playing your very own musical instrument created at the library.

    Location: Highland Square

Sunday August 20, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday August 21, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time for Babies  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

Learn how to access the Internet in the library and from your home computer. During class, you will practice basic Internet searching using web directories and search engines. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Odom
   11:00 AM Baby & Me  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

You are your child’s first teacher. Discover simple songs and exercises to do with your young learner to give him his first tools needed to learn to read and better understand her world. Best of all, these experiences will bring fun and joy into your little one’s day! Dress for possible messy play experiences.

    Location: Highland Square
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Total Eclipse of the Sun  
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join in celebrating this unusual astronomical event as we watch the skies darken.
12-1 pm Eclipse information, and safety discussion
1:07 pm Eclipse begins.
2:31 pm Eclipse reaches maximum coverage.
3:52 pm Eclipse ends.

This program will be held in Main Library Park.

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

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

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

 

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

Family Program

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

    Location: Green

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

Learn how to make better use of search engine features for more successful Internet searching. Practice saving your favorite websites and printing Internet content. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

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

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

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

Tuesday, August 22, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Back to School Breakfast  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Back to School Breakfast
Wednesday, August 23, 11:30 am
Grades K-6
Summer was fun, but school is great! It's a back to school breakfast, so don't be late!
Stop in to celebrate the exciting start to a new school year with Ms. Erica and Ms. Megan!
We will have a special breakfast treat provided by Sylvan Learning Center,
and other games, crafts, and activities to get you ready for a wonderful year of learning.
Registration is requested.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Email 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

E-mail Basics, Part 1: Read, Respond, Write, and Print

Learn how to use the basic features of an e-mail account by using the Yahoo! e-mail service to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues. Tips for printing messages will also be demonstrated.  Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

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

READERS CHOICE of a true crime book

Title: Born Evil: A True Story of Cannibalism and Serial Murder, Author: Adrian HavillTitle: A Beautiful Child, Author: Matt BirkbeckTitle: Such Good Boys: The True Story of a Mother, Two Sons and a Horrifying Murder, Author: Tina Dirmann

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Every Thursday

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

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM Rock & Roll Bingo  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, August 24, 6 pm 

Unleash your inner rock star and join us for a fun night of music and prizes.
Rock & Roll Bingo is similar to a standard game, but instead of numbers on the board,
the spots will be filled with the names of classic Rock favorites.
Come sing-along, enjoy some light refreshments and hopefully take home a prize.

 

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Email 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

E-mail Basics, Part 2: Message Management

Learn how to attach files to outgoing messages and open incoming attachments. Organize your list of contacts using an Address Book. Learn how to create folders for filing messages. Experience using an e-mail account or attendance at E-mail Basics, Part 1 is required. Yahoo! Mail will be demonstrated in class.

Please visit our website for more information:

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

 

A secret agent infant teams up with his 7-year-old brother to stop a devious scheme in the war between babies and puppies.  Entertaining animated comedy with the voices of Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.  Rated PG.  97 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy a diverse selection of titles.  New members are always welcome.

Please call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square

Friday August 25, 2017
   2:00 PM Teen Back to School Movie Week  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6-12. Watch your favorite school movies on the big screen! Snacks and beverages provided.

Monday, August 21, 2 pm: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG)(92 min)

Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm: COACH CARTER (PG-13)(136 min)

Wednesday, August 23, 2 pm: FREEDOM WRITERS (PG-13)(123 min)

Thursday, August 24, 2 pm: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13)(102 min)

Friday, August 25, 2 pm: LEAN ON ME (PG-13)(108 min)

    Location: Maple Valley

Saturday August 26, 2017
     Kids Create Take-it Make-it Crafts the 4th Saturday each month. Pick up a craft all day while suppl  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders’ Club  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Builders’ Club
Saturdays, June 24 and August 26, 2 pm

Build and create with a variety of building materials.

    Location: Main Library

Sunday August 27, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday August 28, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time for Babies  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver
20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed by a 20 minute group playtime.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 1: Getting to know Word in Office 2016

Discover the interface of Word 2016 and the terms used in Word and other Office 2016 products.  In this class, you will learn about Ribbons, Quick Access Toolbar, and how to customize your tool bar.  Also learn the difference in Save vs Save As, compatibility mode and other important commands such as how to protect your document in Word 2016. Attendance at Microsoft Windows for Beginners is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

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

BALL & CUP GAMES

Come in and make a ball & cup game.

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

Please register in advance.

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 2: Creating Documents/Formatting Text & Paragraphs

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2016.

Explore the different ways to change how text looks. Learn how to change the style and effect of text. Discover additional formatting techniques that can be applied to document paragraphs. Explore ways to quickly copy and move text. Learn how to make Bullets and Numbered lists; insert hyperlinks and page breaks.  Attendance at MS Word, Part 1 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Back to School Party  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the start of a new school year by decorating school supplies and enjoying a snack.

 

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

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

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

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

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

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness Meditation for Your Health  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Meditation with Andy Davis, professional clinical counselor.  This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness meditation and its current implications for health, stress, and brain function.

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

    Location: Highland Square

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

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Memory Cafe:An Early Stage Dementia Program  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club  
    Contact: norton branch library   330 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

BedTime Math's Crazy 8s Club for children grades K-2

Build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...its' a totally new kind of math club.

Registration for this eight week session is required due to supplies provided for the program.

Spaces limited.  Register today!

    Location: Norton
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Firestone Park Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

This book club is for everyone in the Firestone Park community who is 18 and up. Join your neighbors as we discuss:

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM WRHS Presents 150 years of Cleveland Style  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Western Reserve Historical Society Presents:

150 years of Cleveland Style

Clevelanders have always used fashion to stand out in a crowd.  Learn about the city’s trendsetters, who they were, and where they shopped celebrating 150 years of bold clothes. Light refreshments served.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Word 3  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: Useful Editing and Reviewing Tools

Make your document stand out!. Learn how to insert Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers.  Learn how to check spelling and grammar and discover tools to insert comments, and track changes of your document, a useful function when you collaborate with others. You will also learn how to use Macros and various types of Tab Stops.  Also learn how Attendance at MS Word, Part 2 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Odom
   6:30 PM College Funding Workshop  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COLLEGE FUNDING WORKSHOP

The cost of a college education has skyrocketed and, as a result, many parents feel completely overwhelmed, with little to no guidance on how they can minimize the cost of college.  College Funding Educators of America was formed to provide comprehensive education to parents so that they can maximize financial aid and understand various college funding strategies that will help reduce their family's out-of-pocket expenses.

Please register in advance.
 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday August 31, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Every Thursday

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

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Thursday, August 31, 6 pm 

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

Theme: Cooking for 2

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: Kong: Skull Island  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster

 

 

A team of explorers venture to an uncharted island and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty King Kong.  Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly.  Rated PG-13.  118 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Word 4  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 4: More Useful Enhancing Tools

Discover how to use more useful tools to enhance your documents with pictures, text boxes and cool shapes.  Learn how to draw Diagram/Organization Charts by using SmartArt in 2016.  We will also learn how to insert tables and more.  Attendance at MS Word, Part 3 is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Odom
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

School is back in session, and its that time of the year we enjoy some favorite Teen Mysteries.  Read one, read all, your choice.

A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE by Brittany Cavallo

GIRL I USED TO BE by April Henry

LAST SEEN LEAVING by Caleb Roehrig

THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE by Brent Hartinger

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 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 the first of each month.  Discussion questions, read-alike lists and author information included with each book. 

September- WILD by Cheryl Strayed

October- THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

November- GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee

    Location: Firestone Park

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
     Book Club to Go  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Club to Go

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.

September ONE LAST DANCE: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO FALL IN LOVE by Mardo Williams

    Location: Goodyear

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
     Tallmadge Tribe Book Club  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tallmadge Tribe Book Club

A book club for the busy family. 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.

September - HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling

Pick them up any time during the month listed.

    Location: Tallmadge

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
     Test Your Knowledge  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Test Your Knowledge for Teen/School Age

For anyone who's ever pulled their hair out trying to figure out life's real questions. Come by and try your hand at our monthly quiz game and try to win a prize.

September - Television Quiz
Schools back in session and you're all ready to shut it down? Come by and take our TV quiz. Finally, a quiz you have been studying for your whole life.
Finish and win a prize.

    Location: Tallmadge

Friday September 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Richfield Mysteries  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club

Stop by the front desk and pick up this month’s title. No Pressure – No Discussion. Just read and enjoy and tell us how you liked it.

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    Location: Richfield

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017
   11:00 AM NatureConnect  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Explore and enjoy our NatureConnect area. Be a Nature Detective and use our binoculars and observation notebooks to sketch and record your discoveries.  Participate in our monthly passive programs.

September:  Story Stones: Using the “story stones” on our NatureConnect table, write a nature story to take home or display on our nature window.

October: Pumpkin Patch:  Design your own pumpkin or use the coloring sheet provided to help fill our window full of Pumpkins.

November: DIY2Go Pinecone Critters:  Take home a craft bag to create a special pinecone critter.  Send pictures of your creations to portagelakes@akronlibrary.org and we will display your masterpieces! 

    Location: Portage Lakes

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

Community Photo Scanning Day

In Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday September 2, 2017
     Take it and Make it Saturdays - Crocodile  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Stop in the library on the first Saturday of the month, pick up one of our simple kid’s activity kits, make it here or take it home with you for a fun family activity! (While supplies last)

Crocodile

Make a crocodile with a craft stick, pipe cleaners, and more.

    Location: Goodyear
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Senate Bill 337 & House Bill 49  
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Ohio Senate Bill 337 expands opportunities for individuals to have criminal convictions expunged from their records. Also, the bill allows for the creation of the following: the Certificate of Qualification for Employment; child-support modifications based on actual earnings; juveniles kept in juvenile facilities; and courts developing alternatives to driver’s license suspensions. House Bill 49 mandates that non-violent (F5) individuals be sent to a regional diversion program instead of prison. Joann Sahl, Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Akron School of Law, will provide more information about these bills. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-senate-bill-337-house-bill-49-tickets-36810430990?aff=es2

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Playgroup  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: North Hill
   1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For September, we will discuss MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan.

    Location: Green
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

Learn how to access the Internet in the library and from your home computer. During class, you will practice basic Internet searching using web directories and search engines. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Goodyear
   3:30 PM Button Making  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Get creative and make awesome buttons with our button maker!

    Location: Maple Valley
   5:30 PM Movie Night  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

POWER RANGERS (2017)(PG-13)(124 MIN)

 

    Location: Maple Valley
   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

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM INTRODUCTION TO FINDING GRANTS  
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders with an emphasis on Foundation Directory Online.

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
  • Learn the basics of Foundation Center's core grants resource: Foundation Directory Online

Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling 216-861-1933 x325.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call 216-861-1933.

Meeting Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Board Book Boogie  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Local music educator Marissa Leonino Lange presents a music program centered around children's literature for families to sing, dance, and read together! Please call 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register for this program.

    Location: Highland Square
   1:00 PM Craft Sampler  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve got a little bit of this and a little bit of that… put your imagination to the test and see what take-home projects you can create with a wide variety of materials!  Each month will feature a different theme to get you started.  Please register in advance.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Discussion  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

September's Book - Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candace Millard - Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk

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    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

Learn how to make better use of search engine features for more successful Internet searching. Practice saving your favorite websites and printing Internet content. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Author Talk: Robert J. Roman  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Author Talk: Robert J. Roman

Mr. Roman will discuss his book OHIO STATE FOOTBALL: THE FORGOTTEN DAWN.

    Location: Green
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Do You Understand the ACT Visuals?  
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Improve interpreting the Visuals for ACT Math and Science. High school students should understand  each type of graph or chart they will encounter on the ACT.  Students who are familiar with graphs may answer ACT questions faster. The visuals by themselves are not especially complicated; rather, the challenge lies in the immense time-related pressure of the ACT format. You will have a minute or less per question. A College Review experts will take your student step by step with their proven program. Please register: 330-659-4343

    Location: Richfield

Thursday September 7, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays in September, 11:30 am
Join Miss Erica for stories, music, and more!
For children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver.
 Younger children are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mature Muscles Exercise  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mature Muscles Exercise

Thursdays, 2 pm

These classes will be led by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, CPT from Build A Body Personal Training, LLC.  

Please register in advance.

September 7:  Mature Muscles Strength and Balance

 
    Location: Green
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Google Drive 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive I

In this class you will sign-up for a Google account in order for you to begin using Google Drive.   There will be a discussion about the different features of Google Drive and cloud storage.  We will create a document in Google Docs, which is very similar to Microsoft Word, so that you may learn the different formatting commands.   Having some knowledge of MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Adults With Aging Parent Drivers  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

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 that the older driver’s dignity and independence are never unnecessarily jeopardized.

 
    Location: Green

Friday September 8, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library will hold their Spring Book Sale Friday, September 8, from 3 pm to 6 pm AND Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 4 pm  

A $4.00 bag sale begins at 2 pm Saturday.

The preview sale for Friends members is Friday, March 3, from 12:30 to 3 pm.  Memberships starting at $5.00 may be purchased at the door.  You must be a member to attend.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Google Drive 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive II

This course builds on content learned in Google I.  In this class we will explore Google Spreadsheets and Google Slides.  Both of these applications are very similar to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  Having some knowledge of MS Excel & PowerPoint before taking this class is recommended.

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Friday Classic Movie Matinee. September's MovieArsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant and Raymond Massey

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    Location: Richfield

Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Tweens and teens, do you love books and reading aloud? Here is an opportunity for you to volunteer at the library and read to children. We'll supply the books. Children, do you love it when someone reads to you? Stop in the library from 10-11 am to have books read to you. We'll supply the readers.

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Teen Time  
    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.  Spend time chilling, crafting, and chatting about our favorite foods, books, movies and more.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

September 9 -  Emoji Party:  Create an Emoji magnet, decorate an emoji cookie and share some emotions as we say goodbye to summer and gear up for an awesome school year!

Grades 5 and up

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research

Historical newspapers should be a "primary" source for anyone doing genealogy research. From births to obituaries, estate notices to news stories, newspapers can fill in important details and help to paint a fuller picture of our ancestors' lives. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to take a look at accessing newspaper content through a variety of resources. 

Class will take place in Computer Lab 1 on the First Floor of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Celebrate Grandparents  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Draw a life-size YOU and give it to your grandparents or other special older adult for Grandparent’s Day. We’ll trace your outline and decorate it with fancy paper, yarn, glue, markers and crayons.

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

Family Program

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

their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  

 
    Location: Green
   12:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of Nordonia Hills Branch Library will hold their Spring Book Sale on Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 4 pm  

A $4.00 bag sale begins at 2 pm Saturday.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Campfire Tales  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Campfire Tales
Saturday, September 9, 2 pm
For ages 2-9 years; no registration required.
Bring a blanket or your favorite stuffed animal and gather ‘round the campfire
with Miss Erica for some fun fall stories and songs!
Afterwards, we will enjoy s’mores with friends and share our creativity while making a camping craft. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Monday September 11, 2017
   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
September 11- December 13
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
   6:30 PM A Different Kind of Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Board Book Boogie  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Local music educator Marissa Leonino Lange presents a music program centered around children's literature for families to sing, dance, and read together! Please call 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register for this program.

    Location: Highland Square
   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
September 11- December 13
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
   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 September 14, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays in September, 11:30 am
Join Miss Erica for stories, music, and more!
For children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver.
 Younger children are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mature Muscles Exercise  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mature Muscles Exercise

Thursdays, 2 pm

These classes will be led by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, CPT from Build A Body Personal Training, LLC.  

Please register in advance.

September 14:  Mature Muscles Movement

 

 
    Location: Green
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Apple S.T.E.M.  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Apple S.T.E.M.
Thursday, September 14, 3:30pm
Apples are not just for eating, but exploring and experimenting!
Stop in for a fun afternoon of playing with food as we use S.T.E.M. connections to learn about this delicious fruit!
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Crafters  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Rope Bowls. Join us for our new craft project. All materials provided. Please register at the front desk. Space is lilmited.

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

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Class size is limited, contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Flower Apple pot 

Turn a small terra cotta flower pot into a decorative apple jar perfect for candy or other goodies.

Class size is limited to 15 participants.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Pizza Party  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Make your pizza just how you like it!  Join us for a pizza party using vegetables and herbs we’ve grown in our library’s reading garden.

Please register by September 9.

 
    Location: Green
   2:00 PM Racing Back to School  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve got a little bit of this and a little bit of that… put your imagination to the test and see what take-home projects you can create with a wide variety of materials!  Each month will feature a different theme to get you started.  Please register in advance.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, September 16, October 14, November 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

Monday September 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 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
   11:00 AM Preschool Playroom  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Free, open playtime! 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 and even create a little art. Intended for ages 1-4 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

    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
September 11- December 13
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
   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!
 
September 18: The Boss Baby (PG) (97 min)
October 23: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG) (89 min)
November 27: Despicable Me 3 (PG) (96 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Marine Life  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Presented by Karen Sue Eckart.  Have you wondered about the shells and/or teeth you find while walking down the beach?  Ms. Eckart will have an identification chart for the ones you bring with you to the program.  She will also have an activity and 100+ different seashells for you to look at, plus shark-stuff, puffer fish, sea stars and more.  

Please register in advance.

 
    Location: Green

Tuesday September 19, 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  -  12:00 PM Windows 10  
    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 features in new Windows 10.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Maple Valley
   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
   3:30 PM Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)(PG)(129 MIN)

    Location: Maple Valley
   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 September, we will discuss MORNINGS ON HORSEBACK by David McCullough.

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

Japan-The people of Japan live long lives and have a low rate of heart disease due to healthy eating habits. Come learn the fun and tasty way of Japanese eating. 

    Location: Highland Square
   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 September, we will discuss THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett.

    Location: Green
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Did You Know the Common App Essay Prompt Has Changed?  
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

The Common App essay prompts for 2017-18 have been released recently.  Of the five prompts, three have undergone minor makeovers to expand the reach of each question and the breadth of a student’s potential responses. The Common App has also added two new prompts. The 2017-18 college applicants will now have seven essay prompts to choose from. Learn about how to write the best essay from The College Review Pros. Please register: 330-659-4343.

    Location: Richfield

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 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
   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
September 11- December 13
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
   6:30 PM Fall Painting Craft with instructor Marla Knapic-Derga  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen Program

Please sign up in advance.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fashion Scarf Seminar  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Presented by Ellie Nape - Can a scarf be a skirt?  The answer is 'yes'.  And scarves can be other simple, pretty and fun fashion accessories. You can learn the many versatile features of scarves and ideas for wearing them, by joining us at the 'Accents by Ellie' fashion scarf seminar Wednesday evening, September 20, 2017. Program begins 6:30 and runs to approximately 8:00.

 

    Location: Richfield

Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

    Location: Green
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays in September, 11:30 am
Join Miss Erica for stories, music, and more!
For children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver.
 Younger children are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mature Muscles Exercise  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mature Muscles Exercise

Thursdays, 2 pm

These classes will be led by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, CPT from Build A Body Personal Training, LLC.  

Please register in advance.

September 21:  Mature Muscles Strength and Balance

 

 
    Location: Green
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Typing  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Typing

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

Please visit our website for more information:

    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 Fall Book Sale Preview" is Thursday, September 21, from 6-8 pm.

You must be a member to attend - memberships may be purchased at the door.

Gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more are available at bargain prices.

Proceeds benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Angel in the Alps  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Angel in the Alps

Local resident Sue Harman traveled to the Alps in 2012 recording her whole trip with her camera.  Back at home reviewing her photos, she is puzzled by an image she has captured at the top of the mountain.   Come view this fascinating, unaltered photo and interpret for yourself what you think you see.  Hear Sue’s account of her time at the top of the mountain, how she discovered this picture six months later and what it means to her.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Friday September 22, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on Friday, September 22, from 12-6 pm.

Open to the public!

Gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more are available at bargain prices.

Proceeds will benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

    Location: Goodyear

Saturday September 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library Bag Sale  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library will hold their Fall Bag Sale on Saturday, September 23, from 10 am - 3 pm.

The bag sale is $5.00 per bag and will be sold at the event.

Open to the public!

Proceeds benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:30 PM Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

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

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Rock Art!  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Can’t get enough of painting stones? Come in and make doodlestones, pebble picture holders or just create, beautiful colorful stones to decorate your room or desk. For ages 11 – 18. 

    Location: Main Library

Monday September 25, 2017
   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
September 11- December 13
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
   6:30 PM Pokemon Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 7 and up! Come join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection.

This is a student led program. 

    Location: Green

Tuesday September 26, 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
   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
   3:30 PM Fall Coloring Fest  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Color autumn-themed pictures and enjoy seasonal snacks and beverages. 

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM How to Navigate the Medicare Maze  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Sharon Honroth guides you through Medicare 101 helping you understand what it covers and what it does not.  Learn about Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D prescription plans.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   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  -  7:30 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 Books Without Reading  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Evenings, 6:30 - 8 pm

Three discussions of books that illuminate our lives.  No need to read the books beforehand (or after).  Just come and have the fun of learning with Frank Henninger, emeritus professor of literature, University of Dayton.  

Tuesday, September 26: THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Ernest Hemingway

    Location: Green

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM INTRODUCTION TO PROPOSAL WRITING AND PROJECT BUDGETING  
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes, along with an intensive review of the essentials of project budgeting.

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

The second half of this special extended class will be a thorough review of the essentials of creating a project budget.

Meeting Room 2AB

    Location: Main Library
   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
September 11- December 13
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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 10  
    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 features in new Windows 10.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Kenmore
   6:30 PM PUCO: Power of Choice  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.809   
   

Adult Program

There are a lot of options out there when choosing an alternative energy supplier, but how can you know which one to choose? The Power of Choice program can help participants to understand how Ohio’s energy markets work, how to find and compare offers from competitive suppliers and how to deal with energy marketer’s door-to-door and telemarketing salespeople.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is a government agency and does not sell anything. Their mission is “to assure Ohioans adequate, safe and reliable public utility services at a fair price.”

 
    Location: Green

Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

    Location: Green
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays in September, 11:30 am
Join Miss Erica for stories, music, and more!
For children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver.
 Younger children are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mature Muscles Exercise  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mature Muscles Exercise

Thursdays, 2 pm

These classes will be led by Lisa Kelleman-McClain, CPT from Build A Body Personal Training, LLC.  

Please register in advance.

September 28:  Mature Muscles Chair Yoga

 
    Location: Green
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics and Coding  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, September 28, October 26, November 30, 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  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Ohio is famous for many things, and this month its murder.  All three mysteries take place in our own state.  Read one, read all, your choice.

A WELCOME MURDER by Robin Yocum

LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by Kristen Lepionka

TOO LUCKY TO LIVE by Annie Hogsett

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Friday September 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Presale  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
    Location: Ellet
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Spend an afternoon with friends, finger food and fun reads.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out the featured books or bring your own book to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

September 29 – Diary War:  DIARY OF A WIMPY KID versus DORK DIARIES Who should win the diary war? Cast your vote, take a quiz, and make your own diary as we discuss our favorite characters and scenes.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday September 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

With more than 10,000 record collections, Ancestry is the premier online genealogy resource--and it’s available to you for free within any ASCPL location. This class by the Special Collection Division will introduce you to the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and show you how to do efficient and effective searches. When possible, time for practice searching is also provided. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Antique Affair  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Antique Appraiser Eric Pandrea will educate us on what an item is really worth, how to research its value on the web and what it all means in terms of sentimental value vs. real treasure.  Bring your favorite antique to the library to have Eric give his evaluation. Limit one item per person (no swords, firearms or extremely large items).  Doors open at 1:30. Limited to first 30 items.  Unlimited audience seating available.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Monday October 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

October: THE NINE TAILORS by Dorothy L. Sayers. Stop by the front desk and pick up this month’s title. No Pressure – No Discussion. Just read, enjoy, and tell us how you liked it. Books will be available September 25.

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    Location: Richfield

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   11:00 AM Family Story Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have story fun with Ms. Elaine! Includes stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun each week! All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:30 PM Pumpkin Decorating  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Decorate pumpkins with tissue paper leaves. Registration is requested for this program. Space is limited. 

    Location: Maple Valley

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   10:30 AM Practice ACT  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Maple Valley
   1:00 PM Craft Sampler  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve got a little bit of this and a little bit of that… put your imagination to the test and see what take-home projects you can create with a wide variety of materials!  Each month will feature a different theme to get you started.  Please register in advance.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Thursday October 5, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Puzzled at the Library  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

Friday October 6, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Community Photo Scanning Day

In Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday October 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Fold3  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Fold3

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Fold3, which provides home access to military records, city directories, naturalization records and more. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Moana is Sailing to Portage Lakes!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Our Fall Frolic includes a special meet & greet with Moana; don’t forget to bring your camera for this special photo opportunity! Share Moana’s love of nature with movie-inspired crafts and games.  All ages welcome. Please register in advance. Snacks will be served at this program.  Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

 

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

Reading doesn’t have to be “ruff”! Come practice with a furry friend! Our paw-some therapy dogs love to have stories read to them and meet new friends.  All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Monday October 9, 2017
   11:00 AM Preschool Playroom  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Free, open playtime! 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 and even create a little art. Intended for ages 1-4 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   11:00 AM Family Story Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have story fun with Ms. Elaine! Includes stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun each week! All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For October, we will discuss THE WITCHES: SUSPICION, BETRAYAL AND HYSTERIA IN 1692 SALEM by Stacy Schiff.

    Location: Green
   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

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday October 12, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Friday October 13, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library Preview Sale  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library "Member Only Spring Book Sale Preview".

You must be a member to attend - memberships may be purchased at the door.

Gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more are available at bargain prices.

Proceeds benefit the Portage Lakes Branch Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday October 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of NWA Library Members Preview Book Sale  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Friends of NWA Library Members Only Preview Sale

October 14, 2017

9am Friends Preview
10am-3pm Open Sale

Not a member of the Friends? You may join at the door!

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of NWA Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Friends of NWA Library Book Sale

October 14, 2017

10am-3pm Open Sale

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on Saturday, October 14, from 10-3 pm.

Open to the public!

Gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more are available at bargain prices.

Proceeds will benefit the Portage Lakes Branch Library.

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   11:00 AM Family Story Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have story fun with Ms. Elaine! Includes stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun each week! All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

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

Sweden- Creators of the first food preservation methods, Swedes are still the best users of leftovers around.  Learn some new tips and tasty recipes of Sweden.

    Location: Highland Square
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Intellectual Property  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM INTRODUCTION TO FUNDRAISING PLANNING  
    Contact: Business & Government   330 643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support.

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to:

  • Conduct an assets inventory
  • Develop a case statement
  • Identify funding partners
  • Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar

Space is limited.  Please register below or call 216-861-1933 x325.

Meeting Room 2AB

    Location: Main Library

Thursday October 19, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bricks for Kids  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends from Bricks 4 Kidz! Build, play and explore with Legos. All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Friday October 20, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ACT Practice Test*  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Take advantage of the day off school and get ahead! Join us for a practice test and a snack! Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam to prepare you for the real test at the Main Library. You will have access to your scores within one week after the test. Please bring your own calculator, and be sure to register early, spaces are limited! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE EACH TEST. Please contact Sylvan Learning Center fairlawn.oh@sylvanlearning.com or The Main Teen Area 330-643-9067 to register.

    Location: Main Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Class size is limited, contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Pom-pom Pumpkins

Create 3 little yarn pumpkins to display for fall.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Find My Past  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Find My Past

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Find My Past, which provides a wide variety of genealogical record but is especially strong in British and Irish records. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM History of Chocolate  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We think of chocolate as a delicious treat, but chocolate wasn’t always just for desserts.  Join Leianne Neff Heppner from The Summit County Historical Society of Akron as she takes us on a journey from the beginnings of cacao, its many uses and beliefs throughout the years and the popularity of chocolate today.  Stay for a bite-sized chocolate tasting as we vote on the most popular type of chocolate: milk, dark or white?  Please register in advance.  Grades 6 and up welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holograms and Pepper’s Ghost Screen- Make and Take  
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Make and take your own hologram display piece and Pepper’s Ghost screen to use on a cell phone. Supplies provided.

Please register for this craft as supplies are limited by calling 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paranormal Portraits  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Use the green screen to make your family and friends scream! Join us to make creepy, spooky, all together ooky self-portraits using the Tech Zone’s green screen, make-up, costumes, photo apps, and more. Print them out and add glowing eyes for a final freaky factor. The program will start and end in the Teen Programming Room on the third floor. For ages 11 – 18. 

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   11:00 AM Family Story Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have story fun with Ms. Elaine! Includes stories, songs, finger-plays, art and lots of fun each week! All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:30 PM Thor Party  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the God of Thunder with a movie, games, crafts, and contests.   

    Location: Maple Valley
   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

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun games, easy experiments and activities for all ages.  No registration necessary.

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Thursday October 26, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Tallmadge Branch Library Fall Book Sale  
   

Fall Book Sale Preview for Friends of the Library members
Thursday, October 26 from 4 pm - 8pm

Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale on Thursday, October 26 from 4 pm - 8 pm.
Memberships will be availtable at the door.

Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices.
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.

 

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

What happens when bestselling authors become targets in real life?  Read one, read all, your choice.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Delphine de Vigan

GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN by Charlie Donlea

TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Fall Book Sale  
   

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library Fall Book Sale
Friday, October 27 from 10 am - 5 pm

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.
Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices.
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library.

    Location: Tallmadge
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Spend an afternoon with friends, finger food and fun reads.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out the featured books or bring your own book to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

October 27 -  Goosebumps and Ghostly Reads Come in costume or just as you are as we tell spooky stories and make a cool ghostly craft!

    Location: Portage Lakes
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-6

Spend an afternoon with friends, finger food and fun reads.  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area.  Check out the featured books or bring your own book to share.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

 

October 27 -  Goosebumps and Ghostly Reads Come in costume or just as you are as we tell spooky stories and make a cool ghostly craft!

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday October 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fall Book Sale  
   

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their all-day bag sale
Saturday, October 28 from 9 am - 3 pm

Looking for a special day? The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will have an all-day bag sale on Saturday for only $5 a bag.
They tested it out and you can get 18 hardback books per bag, or 36 - 40 paperback books (depending on size). What a deal!
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Comic Book Club  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Connect, create, collect!

Do you love to draw and talk about comics? Children and teens in grades 4-12 are invited to join us in the Teen Programming Room to explore the world of comics.

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   11:00 AM Not-Too Spooky Halloween Story Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, dancing, art and Halloween fun! Costumes are encouraged.  All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Glow In-The Dark Halloween Bash!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Come in costume or make one at the party. A night of glowing fun and crafts galore!

    Location: Portage Lakes

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   1:00 PM Craft Sampler  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve got a little bit of this and a little bit of that… put your imagination to the test and see what take-home projects you can create with a wide variety of materials!  Each month will feature a different theme to get you started.  Please register in advance.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Thursday November 2, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Puzzled at the Library  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Tweens and teens, do you love books and reading aloud? Here is an opportunity for you to volunteer at the library and read to children. We'll supply the books. Children, do you love it when someone reads to you? Stop in the library from 10-11 am to have books read to you. We'll supply the readers.

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Heritage Quest  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Heritage Quest

Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn more about the genealogy database Heritage Quest, which provides home access to a variety of indexes and digitized records from the U.S. and overseas, including the U.S. census, city directories, digitized family and local histories, the PERiodical Source Index Archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records and more. Because electronic resources are used, basic computer skills are recommended.

Class will take place in Computer Lab 1, First Floor, Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library

Monday November 6, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Appointment times are limited and must be scheduled in advance. Sign-ups begin 30 days before event. Contact the Science & Technology Division to make your appointment for this unique opportunity. Please note: come to the Science & Technology Division to begin your session.

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday November 9, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Friday November 10, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Gaming at Main  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Hang out and play video games in the Teen room!  Snacks provided.

    Location: Main Library

Saturday November 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Teen Time  
    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.  Spend time chilling, crafting, and chatting about our favorite foods, books, movies and more.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

November 11 -  Smoothie Day:  Blend up some fun as we mix fruits and veggies into delicious and nutritious snacks. Can you guess the secret ingredients?  Who knows, you may even like something new!  All recipes available to recreate the fun at home. YUM!  Please register in advance.

Grades 5 and up

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

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

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

Reading doesn’t have to be “ruff”! Come practice with a furry friend! Our paw-some therapy dogs love to have stories read to them and meet new friends.  All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Monday November 13, 2017
   11:00 AM Preschool Playroom  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Free, open playtime! 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 and even create a little art. Intended for ages 1-4 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   11:00 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   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 November, we will discuss GARDEN OF STONES by Sophie Littlefield.

    Location: Green
   6:00 PM Painting Program  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Join librarian and artist Amber Elfrink in creating your own artistic masterpiece. All supplies provided. Registration is requested for this program. Space is limited. For ages 14+

    Location: Maple Valley
   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

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun games, easy experiments and activities for all ages.  No registration necessary.

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Thursday November 16, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bricks for Kids  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us once a month for some building fun with our friends from Bricks 4 Kidz! Build, play and explore with Legos. All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM Saturday Morning Craft Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Scrabble Tile Trees

Spell out Joy, Love, Peace to form a tile tree on canvas.  Perfect to frame for the holiday.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1820-1892  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1820-1892

Immigration records changed a great deal between the “Act to Regulate Passenger Ships and Vessels,” which took effect in 1820, and the opening of Ellis Island in 1892. Focusing on European arrivals to the eastern seaboard, this genealogy class by the Special Collections Division will discuss historic background as well as sources and strategies commonly used in researching immigrants during this era. 

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Doodling for Stress Relief  
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Presented by Christina Turner, Akron- Summit County Public Library.

Unwind, draw, and learn tips and techniques for extemporaneous pattern doodling. Leave with a framed work of art. Supplies provided. Please register for this program as supplies are limited by calling 330.659.4343

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM If You Could Talk to the Animals - Oh, You Can  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

You have a feeling of what your animal is saying or needs and you may be right. Animal Communication is a heart-to-heart conversation using images, thoughts, emotions and even words to receive information from your beloved companions.  Judith Wade will share what is animal communication  as well as stories and tips on knowing that you are connecting with your animals.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Holy Justice League Batman!  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Come celebrate the release of the new Justice League movie.  Make a Batman or Wonder Woman fidget spinner, play videogames and make Justice League crafts. For ages 11 to 18.

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   11:00 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Thursday November 23, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

Friday November 24, 2017
   2:00 PM Black Friday Ninja Day!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Dress in black and be ready to talk all things Ninja! Discover the NINJA LIBRARIANS series by Jen Swann Downey and make a Ninja Star craft.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   11:00 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:30 PM Music Bingo  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

   Listen up! Play bingo with a musical twist. Snacks and beverages provided. 

    Location: Maple Valley
   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 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

Thursday November 30, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Read one, read all, your choice.

DAUGHTER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Leonard Goldberg

STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Theodora Goss

TALENT FOR MURDER: A NOVEL by Andrew Wilson

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday December 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Identifying Your Family Photographs  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Identifying Your Family Photographs

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but unlocking the stories of unidentified photographs requires some sleuthing. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division for this class on the tips and techniques for identifying historic photographs. Learn to read clues, such as the type of photograph, clothing and hairstyles, and even whether or not subjects are smiling, to reveal the stories behind every photograph. This class will also take a look at how genealogy databases and local history resources can be used to identify your family photographs. 

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   11:00 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   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

Saturday December 9, 2017
   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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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