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

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

    Location: Ellet

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

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

    Location: Ellet

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

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

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

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

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

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Story Hour Picnic  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Story Hour Picnic
Tuesday July 25, immediately following Story Hour
Please consider staying after story hour for a picnic. Please bring your own sandwiches and a picnic blanket. We will provide Lemonade, fruit, and munchies. This is a fun and relaxing way to wrap up a summer of fun. In the event of rain, we will enjoy an indoor picnic instead.

 

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

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

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

Poof Daddy's Comedy Magic Show

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

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Party Couture - July 25

Disco Dance Party featuring TKO Entertainment!  Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to cut loose, and dance to the music.

 

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

Jason Alan Magic presents a thrilling & hilarious magic show will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.  You’ll want to catch this Fairlawn-Bath Library debut performance.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Build a LEGO Maze  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Work together with your friends and other teens to build a maze out of Lego's. Build a more traditional maze for others to work their way through or try your hand at building a more complicated Rube Goldberg Machine. Please register in advance for this program.

 

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM Egg Drop-a-thon!  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

To participate in this program, you must be on time.  We will be working in teams to engineer a contraption to keep a raw egg from breaking when being dropped from the roof of the library.  Prizes will be given for the best contraptions.  Eggs will be provided.

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

LINDSAY BONILLA

Interactive storyteller from World of Difference will share some wonderful stories!

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

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

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

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

Cupcake Wars!  Given an allotted time and designated supplies decorate a prize-winning cupcake.  Please pre-register.

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

Master Chef- Sweet Treat Challenge

Combine delicious treats with scrumptious toppings to make a culinary wonder. 

Put your signature spin on the challenge to wow the judge and you could be crowned champion.

Everthing will be provided.  Please register as supplies may be limited.

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

MS PowerPoint, Part 1

Learn how to create and present slideshow presentations for with PowerPoint 2013. Attendance at Windows for Beginners is preferred.

 

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    Location: Highland Square
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Peace, Love and Tie Dye  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Fill your world with a rainbow of colors! Learn different tie dye techniques and create your own tie dye t-shirt. We'll finish off with an awesome taste-the-rainbow treat. Yes, we're talking skittles!

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

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

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

Tuesday, July 25, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

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

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

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

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:30 PM Cool Summer Concerts  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Spread out on the front lawn and enjoy free concerts from some of the best local bands around! If weather is unfavorable, the concert will be moved inside. 

July 25- Missle Toe

 

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

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

July 26 We learn about Nature Diggers and try to do what they do.

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

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

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

Grades K-3

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

Design your own kite to fly on windy summer days.

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

Wednesday, July 26, 11:30 am

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   1:00 PM Memory Cafe:An Early Stage Dementia Program  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

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

Summer Reading Performers:

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

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

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

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

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

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

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

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2 pm

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

 

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

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

Wonder about Jason Allen's Magic!

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Akron Zoo  
    Contact: Richfiled Library.org   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
July 26-  Akron Zoo will entertain and educated us with some critters from the zoo
 

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

Community Kindness

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS PowerPoint 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS PowerPoint, Part 2

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

 

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM Teen Program: Retro Gaming Day  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Program: Retro Gaming Day

Wednesday, July 26, 3 pm

Try your hand at some board and card games, learn their history and enjoy a game-themed snack!

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Couponing 101  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COUPONING 101

Come learn how to save money using coupons!  Rachel Krych, local blogger and columnist, teaches a FUN-FILLED class, where she covers where to get coupons, how to organize them, and how to maximize your savings at stores such as Target, CVS, and Giant Eagle.  This class is great for beginners!

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM Fly Girls: World War II Women Pilots  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Local historian, Ray Hoffman, will discuss female pilots during WWII. Numbering more than 1,000, they flew over 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft. Thirty-eight female fliers lost their lives while serving during the war, all in accidents.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Summer Evening in the Garden  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Summer Evening in the Garden with Musical Group "Librarians with Hickeys." 

Join us in the our beautiful NatureConnect Readin Garden for an early evening summer concert.

Garden benches are available but you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and relax on the lawn.

We will make use of our meeting room should it rain.  Light summer snacks will be provided.

 

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

READERS CHOICE OF A DONALD BAIN MYSTERY

Title: Murder, She Wrote: The Maine Mutiny, Author: Jessica FletcherTitle: Murder, She Wrote: You Bet Your Life, Author: Jessica FletcherTitle: Murder, She Wrote: Aloha Betrayed, Author: Jessica Fletcher

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Enjoy popcorn and a fun family-friendly movie on the big screen!

 

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

Family Story Time

For all ages.

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

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

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday

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

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

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

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

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

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
   11:00 AM Parachute Play  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PARACHUTE PLAY

We will use music and movement to play parachute games!

Toddler Parachute Play is for ages 2-5.

Please register in advance.

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

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

Sing a Song Sing-Along with musician Sam Sapp from Sammytunes.

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

Ages 2-6

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Jungle Safari Show, Katie Bee Entertainment

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Glass Painting  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Drinking glasses and glass mugs make great blank canvases for painting. Create something beautiful and useful for yourself or to give as a gift.

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr.  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a dazzling show of magic and card throwing!

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM STEM@Sylvan: Robotics in Action! Bridge into fall  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

We invite you to join Sylvan and our team at the library as we begin to explore in the amazing world of robotics through STEM. You'll begin to build, program, and improve robots while engaging in friendly competition! 

For grades 4-12

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

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

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

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

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

July 27 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Location: Richfield
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Outback Ray  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Sogbety Diomande  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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

NO SEW T-SHIRT BAG

Make your own no-sew, upcycled t-shirt bag.  All supplies are provided, unless you would like to bring your own t-shirt to turn into a bag.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jason Alan Magic Show  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Jason Alan Interactive Magic Show.  Magic is what you love in Norton so we had to offer you a second show.

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Minute-to-Win-It  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Do you have what it takes to complete the tasks in under a minute? Test your skills against others for a chance to win some cool prizes. Snacks will be provided.

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Publisher  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Publisher

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

 

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    Location: Highland Square
   3:00 PM Book Cover Bingo  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Cover Bingo – July 27

What are your favorite books?  Mark them off your game sheet as they are called out and win some fabulous prizes.

For ages 11 - 18

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

This class focuses on the types of genealogical information and sources researchers encounter, what to expect when working with U.S. vital records and obituaries, and basic strategies for finding these records. As we will be using electronic resources, basic computer skills are recommended. Please stop in to register or call us at 330-666-4888.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM NEW! The Mystery Experience  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling mystery inside. Using objects, clues, puzzles and the power of observation we must make sense of what is in front of us.  Working in teams, put your deduction skills to the test as you may find additional clues using websites to research character profiles, locations and much more.  Part story, part game, all interactive – join us for a night of fun!  Which team will finish first?  Bring a snack to share.  Please register in advance.

 

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

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

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

Join Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp in a collection of hilarious comedy shorts. 80 min

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

 Link breath and movement while you stretch and strengthen, in this slow paced yoga class with a focus on proper alignment in poses.

    Location: Richfield
   7:00 PM Nerd Music: An Evolving Art Form  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NERD MUSIC:  AN EVOLVING ART FORM

Nicholas Taylor presents an look of the evolution of video game technology and its effect on the change and expansion of game and related music, resulting in its inclusion into the overall cultural artistic expressions around the world.

This presentation also explores this music's effect on American orchestras and overall music composition.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday July 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Science Saturday  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

STEM activities for grades 2-6.  Join us for some fun, hands-on, science activities.

Grades 2-6

 

    Location: Main Library

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

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday July 31, 2017
     On Your Own  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Around the Town Search – July 31 Look around the children’s area to find the paper buildings.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:00 AM VolunTEEN  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Have fun and earn service hours for school helping with our summer reading program carnival. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the program. Registration requested beginning June 1. 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga Fun Mondays  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Fun Mondays
July 31, August 7, and 14 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4 and up, join us for an hour of yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel, please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.  Parents are welcome to participate in our yoga practice too.

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Carnival  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Carnival with games, crafts, and a sweet treat.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, June 26.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Sogbety Diomande  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Sogbety Diomande presents a West African experience. In this high-energy performance, children will experience the rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa.

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Excel 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM Civil War Technology That Changed the World  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Paul Goebbel, Civil War historian.  This presentation covers weapons, communication, transportation, and other things that not only changed war, but also the new United States.  Many things we take for granted today had their start during the Civil War.  

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

LIGHTING BUGS

No need to catch lighting bugs, we're going to make our own!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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

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

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

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

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

Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Enchanted Story Land Forest  
    Contact: Richfield Branch    330-639-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Scavenger Hunt in the “Enchanted Story Land Forest”
Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 am

Become part of the story and join in an interactive scavenger hunt. This morning the Carter-Pedigo Trail will transform into an Enchanted Story Land Forest. The trail will be packed with our favorites characters and villains from classic children’s fairy tales and nursery rhymes.  Participants will encounter the Big Bad Wolf, escape a witch, dodge a giant and outsmart a troll. Participants will locate a lost shoe, a naughty girl with golden hair, and catch a runaway cookie. These are a few of the adventures that will take place on the trail. Scavenger hunt trinkets will be available to the first 50 kids thru.
Please note the trail is not very stroller friendly. Sandals are not recommended, as the trail is made of crushed limestone. Please dress for the weather, sunscreen and bug spray recommended. The trail head is located on the east side of the library parking lot. Rain Date Thursday August 10

    Location: Richfield
   11:00 AM Meet Me at the Park!  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Miss Pam at the pavilion at the Bath Community Activity Center, 1615 N Cleve-Mass Rd, for an outdoor storytime. After we read some stories and do our craft, we will take a short nature walk. Please feel free to bring picnic snacks or lunch. Children can also enjoy the playground after storytime. For children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers.  

Registration begins Monday, July 17.

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

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

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

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

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

August title - THE TRESSPASSER by Tana French

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

    Location: Richfield
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Color It So  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For August, we will discuss THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

    Location: Green
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Seed Sharing To Go  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Learn about how to participate in the library's Seed Sharing Library To Go program from our Science and Technology Division at Main Library. Seeds will be available at the Ellet Branch Library in August and September while supplies last.

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Busy Persons Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Steadman

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Excel 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Teen Writers Club

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 1, 6 pm – 8 pm

Join us for our annual celebration at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON BIG BAND for the 15th anniversary of our building.  This is also the National Night Out Against Crime and will include activities supporting that initiative in collaboration with the City of Akron.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Mysterious Tuesdays  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 pm

An Old Fashioned Murder by Carol Miller

An Old Fashioned Murder

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Practical Advice on Getting Your Children's Picture Book Published  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Children’s book authors Allison and Wayne Marks share their experiences breaking into the traditional publishing industry. Their newest book, THE ART LESSON: A SHAVUOT STORY (published January 1, 2017), and past books will be available for purchase. Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego-Palooza!  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Let’s build something! We will provide the Legos and build challenge cards, you provide your imagination and engineering skill. Miss Pam will be on hand to take pictures of completed projects to display at the library.

For children preschool – 2nd grade and their adult caregivers. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we discuss The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.

Light refreshments provided.

 

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a discussion of CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk

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    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Babysitting Basics Workshop  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen Event

Wednesday, August 2 AND Thursday, August 3, 2-3:30 pm

This two-session class covers babysitting basics and how to get started.

Not affiliated with the Red Cross.

Please register in advance. Space is limited.

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM Finger Knitting  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

DIY:  FINGER KNITTING

Crocheting or knitting seem too complicated?  Take the first step and try the relaxing art of finger knitting.  Make a little craft to take home!  

Registration is suggested, as this class is limited to fifteen participants.

 

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

Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 pm

The Underground Railroad by J.D. Vance

The Underground Railroad

    Location: Mogadore

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Family Story Time

For all ages.

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

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

Thursday, August 3, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Build and Play Day  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Build and Play Day
Thursday, August 3, 10:30 am- 12 pm
Come and enjoy a morning of building and play. We will have a variety of building blocks available, and toys out for play. Fun for all.
 

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Reentry Court  
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

The Reentry Court Program has been in existence since September 27, 2006. This Program is a collaboration of the Court of Common Pleas General Division, and the Adult Probation Department. A Judge refers a client (offender) under consideration for Judicial Release to the Program. The client is screened by a Probation Officer using the ORAS-SRT (Ohio Risk Assessment System - Supplement Reentry Tool). If the client is granted Judicial Release by one of the Reentry Court Judges, that client is either released from custody or transferred to residential programming, depending on the ORAS-SRT risk level. Honorable Judge Alison McCarty, will provide more information about this program. Location: Room 2AB.

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

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Babysitting Basics Workshop  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen Event

Wednesday, August 2 AND Thursday, August 3, 2-3:30 pm

This two-session class covers babysitting basics and how to get started.

Not affiliated with the Red Cross.

Please register in advance. Space is limited.

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

MS Excel Practical Application

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

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

 

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

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

 

    Location: Richfield
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Heirloom seeds? Yes, please!  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for this program on planning your garden both to maximize your harvest and your seed-saving ability. Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated varieties which will breed true and can be saved from one harvest for the next year’s planting.  The Akron-Summit County Public Library has a Seed Sharing Library at the Science & Technology Division at Main Library.  Fairlawn Bath Branch is hosting a mini-sized Seed Sharing Library To Go from early August through the middle of September.  Stop in to select some seeds donated by local gardeners and get your garden growing.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:30 PM Movies@Main: Going in Style  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster

Three seniors plan an ingenious bank heist after their pensions are cancelled.  Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret and Matt Dillon.  Rated PG-13.  96 min

 
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM Qigong  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Summer Fitness With Instructor Nancy Gardner

Qigong  

Qigong (pronounced "chee gung") focuses on movements and breathing that build and circulate Qi, the life-force energy that flows through us. Qigong can help you deal effectively with stress, keep your body relaxed and supple, and improve the quality and flow of your Qi.

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

POP GOES CLEVELAND:  THE IMPACT OF CLEVELAND AND NORTHEAST OHIO ON POP CULTURE

Author Peter Chakerian discusses Cleveland's contribution to what we know as popular culture.  From Superman and Forrest Grump to Dorothy Danridge and Gary Dee, Cleveland has produced many well-known trendsetters, whether it has been on the silver screen, radio, TV, music or art.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday August 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sign Language Workshops  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug 4, 1-2 pm

Learn how to talk with your hands using ASL (American Sign Language). Classes build on each other, so try to attend every one!

For Grades K-6.

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Photo Scanning Day  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Community Photo Scanning Day

In Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday August 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Discovering Your Military Ancestors  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Discovering Your Military Ancestors

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society present Discovering Your Military Ancestors, featuring Eric Johnson and Michael Strauss.

Eric Johnson is a trustee for the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Archivist General for the General Society of the War of 1812, a member of the Company of Military Historians, National Society Sons of the American Revolution, and the Swedish Colonial Society. A retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, he is the author of the eight books on the Civil War and the War of 1812.

Michael Strauss holds a BA in history and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He has been an Accredited Genealogist since 1995. A native of Pennsylvania and a current resident of Utah, Michael has taught military genealogy and history courses for several institutions including Brigham Young University. He is an approved genealogist for the United States Army to locate DNA-qualified family members of MIAs and POWs from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Program Schedule

9:30 – 9:45      Introductions

9:45 – 10:45    Revolutionary War Genealogical Research (Michael Strauss)
This lecture will focus on a variety of genealogical and historical materials covering the War for Independence, such as compiled service records, pensions, bounty land, local militia lists and rolls, Navy and Marine Corps records, and the Continental Congress papers. 

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:15  Ohio, the Civil War, and the Internet (Eric Johnson)
Learn historical background of the regiments formed in Ohio and guidelines to help you locate the records left behind by your ancestors who served in both the regular army and the volunteers during the Civil War.

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30     Ohio and World War I (Eric Johnson)
Although the majority of military service records were destroyed by fire in 1973, your ancestor did come home with a copy of his service records. This lecture will cover how to find these documents.

2:30 – 3:00     Break

3:00 – 4:00     Research Your World War II Ancestors (Michael Strauss)
This lecture examines the Official Military Personnel Files housed in St. Louis, Missouri to learn about those who saw military service during this conflict, and takes on the challenge to reconstruct the military service files of those most affected by the 1973 fire.

This free program will take place in Main Library's auditorium. Parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck.

To register or for more information, contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Geeks Who Game @ the Library  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Highland Square Branch Library’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration with Guest Speaker Rosemary Reymann  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Inspired by a collection of photographs and post cards, Rosemary Reymann will share stories of how Highland Square has changed over time.  Rosemary Reymann, a retired Akron Public Schools teacher, has lived in Highland Square since 1973, and grew up on West Hill across from Forest Lodge. While she was a fourth-grade teacher, Akron’s history was part of the fourth grade curriculum. Since living in Highland Square, its history has been a focus of her attention. Ms. Reymann has been involved in many community redevelopment, historic preservation, and cultural events that highlight and enrich the Highland Square neighborhood. For a few years, she answered questions about her neighborhood as “Dear Rosemary” on www.highlandsquare.org. She was head of a neighborhood liaison committee that worked with the city for the 1979-89 Redevelopment Block Grant program. At that time, her fellow committee member Don Drumm dubbed her “Queen of Highland Square,” and it stuck!  Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bath Salts and More  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Treat yourself to a spa day at the library. Join Beauty Consultant Toray Green she gives us a hands-on class on how to make your home made bath salts. Use these salts at home to make your skin soft and beautiful. All supplies provided by the library. Please call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley

Sunday August 6, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday August 7, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga Fun Mondays  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Fun Mondays
July 31, August 7, and 14 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4 and up, join us for an hour of yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel, please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.  Parents are welcome to participate in our yoga practice too.

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

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Excel 4  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM 3rd-4th Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE ABSOLUTE VALE OF MIKE by Kathryn Erskine (AR 3.9 pts 8)

Title: The Absolute Value of Mike, Author: Kathryn Erskine

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

Program is held one Monday each month at 4pm

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Move & Pizza Night  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion Movie and Pizza Night!

We will be reading THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman and watching the movie.  Books are available for check out at our service desk one month prior to the discussion.  Please call the branch to register for the program beginning Monday, July 10.

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ask a Patent Attorney  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:30 PM Paper Arts in Japan  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a presentation on Japan which includes an introduction to Japanese pop culture through magazine publications. There will also be a hands-on Origami workshop in which attendees will test their abilities in folding the Japanese national bird and a ninja star or ball.

Space is limited to 25 attendees, so registration is requested.

    Location: Goodyear

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

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

Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Snack and Play in the Garden  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 am- 12 pm
Snack and Play in the Garden
Enjoy a relaxing morning playing in the garden. Snacks will be provided. Fun for all ages.
 

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Coloring Class  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

You will enjoy this class. Adult coloring is all the craze right now. It is a great relaxing way to be creative and to relieve stress. All supplies are provided by the library. Please stop by or call the branch to register.

    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Excel 5  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

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

Tuesday, August 8, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

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

Book Buzz Discussion Group

2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

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

June 13 A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

July 11 EUPHORIA by Lily King  

August 8 HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Preschool Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Wear your pajamas and bring your second-favorite stuffed animal for a sleepover at the library! Miss Pam will lead storytime before helping kids tuck their stuffed friends in for bedtime. Children and caregivers can pick up the stuffed animals when the library opens the next morning, and receive a photo book of their nighttime adventures in the library. For children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers. 

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

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

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

STITCH CLIQUE

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

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

Mini Movers

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

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

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

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

Volunteer Wednesdays

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

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

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

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

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

Food for Thought Book Talks

Wednesdays, 1 pm

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

June 14

1776 by David McCullough

July 12

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

August 9

ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Planning for College: Financial Basics  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    A brief overview of the need to plan ahead for a college education and the types of planning vehicles available, including UGMA/UTMA, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts and 529 plans.  
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Excel 6  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

Don't forget we'll have cookies!

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

Cookbook Club

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

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Enjoy popcorn and a fun family-friendly movie on the big screen!

 

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

Thursday, August 10, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday

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

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

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

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

Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

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

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 10 Middle School The Worst Year of My Life

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM Adult Play Day: Puzzles, Coloring and Coffee.  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   2:00 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER by Phaedra Patrick

Title: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, Author: Phaedra Patrick

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Registration requested. 

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

Beginner -&Intermediate- Friendly.

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Excel Practical Application  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel Practical Application

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

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM Adults with Aging Parent Drivers  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you concerned about a loved-one’s ability to drive safely as they age?  Keeping Us Safe, LLC, provides a roadmap to help families address driving concerns with tact, compassion, and empathy, so an older driver’s dignity and independence is never unnecessarily jeopardized. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM End of Summer Concert with Morning Star  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, August 10, 6 pm 
 
Spend an evening in our Reading Garden enjoying some bluegrass music fun with the Americana band Morning Star.  
This entertaining group welcomes you to kick back and relax while you have some refreshments during this engaging musical experience.
In case of rain, the concert will be indoors.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
                                                                 Rousing epic fantasy inspired by the legendary tale.  Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou and Eric Bana.  Rated PG-13.  126 min Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 
    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Adult Program
 

Join us for a fall-inspired craft, with local artist Marla Knapic-Derga.

Please register in advance for this program.

 
    Location: Green

Friday August 11, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friday Classic Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

High Noon with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly

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    Location: Richfield

Saturday August 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM All Day STORY WALK  
    Contact: Norton Branch    330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Walk and read a story spread out on our front lawn and enjoy a related activity.

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

Share a book with a certified therapy dog!

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry Success Stories  
    Contact: Business & Government   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

In the following reentry success stories, goals are reached, accomplishments are made, and dreams come true despite setbacks, wrong turns, and failures. Location: Room 2AB.

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Cool Summer Concerts  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Spread out on the front lawn and enjoy free concerts from some of the best local bands around! If weather is unfavorable, the concert will be moved inside. 

August 12- Frigid Touch

 

    Location: Ellet
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sign Language Series with Paula Wray  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Interested in learning how to sign?  Come to these sessions of lessons, games, and songs, and learn more.  No prior knowledge of sign language is necessary!  This class is for adults.  Children over 10 may come if accompanied by an adult.

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

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturday, August 12, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM My Boy Jack (film)  
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife Caroline search for their 18-year old son Jack, a lieutenant in the Irish Guards, after he vanishes during World War I. Starring David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe (as Jack Kipling), Kim Cattrall and Carey Mulligan.

 

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:30 PM Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Minecraft Club (Grades 3 and Up)

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

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

Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Sunday August 13, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday August 14, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga Fun Mondays  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Yoga Fun Mondays
July 31, August 7, and 14 10:30- 11:30 am

Calling all boys and girls ages 4 and up, join us for an hour of yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga mat or beach towel, please bring it. We will have a small supply of yoga mats available too. No registration required.  Parents are welcome to participate in our yoga practice too.

    Location: Richfield
   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: Northwest Akron
   11:00 AM Baby & Me  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

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

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM Anything Goes Book Discussion  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us the second Monday of each month, 1 pm

August 14:  LOVE IN LOWERCASE by Francesc Miralles

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

A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman

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

BEEKEEPER'S BALL by Susan Wiggs

Title: The Beekeeper's Ball (Bella Vista Series #2), Author: Susan Wiggs

Do you like to talk about the books you enjoy reading with others?  Then join us the second Monday of each month at 2pm for reader-to-reader book discussions, informal fun, and sharing with fellow fiction lovers.  In this month's selection, Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the enchanting Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past.

But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history. He's always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel's kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO-licious Mondays  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
August 14 & 21, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

No registration is needed.

Paws is the second Monday of every month.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Antique Appraisal  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Bring your favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason Adams. Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms). For large items, you can bring a photograph. Spectators are welcome and do not need to register.

Program size is limited so please register in advance.

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

ICE PAINTING

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

Please register in advance.

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

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

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

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

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

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

 

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

LEGO Club

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

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

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

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

Tuesday, August 15, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

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

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

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

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

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

August 15- Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For August, we will discuss CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese.

    Location: Green
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Mix it Fitness  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Just because summer is winding down, doesn't mean your fitness routine has to. Join us as Helena Larios hosts a fitness clinic for all skill levels. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 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: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Investment Perspectives  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 pm 

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Succulents in a Mug  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Make a super cute succulent planter arrangement in a DIY Sharpie mug hand-crafted by you. Class size is limited to 15 adult/teen (16 & over) participants.

Registration begins on Tuesday, July 11.

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

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

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

Argentina- As one of the world’s greatest food producing regions, Argentina combines many cultures to create amazing and unique cuisine.  Join us for a taste of Argentina.

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

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

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

For the month of August, we will discuss THE INVISIBLE MAN by H.G. Wells.

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

COOKBOOK CLUB

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reduce Stress with Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

June 21 HOME by Harlan Coben

July 19 THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

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

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   6:00 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: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Energize Your Day  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Do you have any stress in your life? Tight muscles or achy joints? Could you use a little more energy? If so, then "Energize Your Day" is for you! This program incorporates movements from Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga, self-massage, breathing practices and energy exercises. Most of these take less than a minute to do and when practiced daily, produce profound, long-lasting results!

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:30 PM Vintage Postcards of Portage Lakes  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Be the first to view the new book published by the Portage Lakes Historical Society featuring life as it was many years ago.  Long, Nesmith, Cottage Grove, Rex & Turkeyfoot lakes, New/North Reservoir, Little/West Reservoir, Big/East Reservoir, State Mill, Summit and Springfield lakes are all featured.  Coventry Township residents George Beckham and Carol Eubank share postcard buying & collecting tips and how the book Vintage Postcards of Portage Lakes came to be published.  Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

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

WRITERS GUILD OF NORDONIA HILLS

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

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   7:00 PM Cleveland Sports Stories  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TERRY PLUTO:  CLEVELAND SPORTS STORIES

The author and award-winning sportswriter discusses stories and insights about Cleveland sports - Indians, Browns, Cavs, high school and more.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

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

Thursday, August 17, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday

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

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

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

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Summer Movies  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Forever Young Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Teens and Adults welcome

In honor of the recent 50 year anniversary, we will be reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Copies will be available for checkout beginning in July.

    Location: Firestone Park
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pickle Ball  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

What is Pickle Ball? Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. If you like Ping Pong, or you enjoy Tennis, you will enjoy Pickle Ball. Join us at the Firestone Park Community Center to see if you have what it takes to play Pickle Ball. 

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM Health Enhancing Benefits of Using Essential Oils  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, August 17, 6 pm 
 
Join Kristy Celce-Cook as she explains the many uses of essential oils,
from cleaning and aromatherapy, to beauty, health, and wellness.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: The Fate of the Furious  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster

After Dom is coerced into a world of crime by the mysterious Cipher, the team must crisscross the globe to find him and stop her.  Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson.   Rated PG-13.  136 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Bricks for Kids  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 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 headphone (to follow auditory instructions from the computer) or buy an inexpensive set at the Circulation desk in the library.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM True Crime Author Jane Ann Turzillo  
    Contact: Business & Government Division   330-643-9020   bgdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Does Northeast Ohio have any wicked women in its history? You bet. Jane Ann Turzillo, author of Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio, will be at Main Library to share stories of women who didn’t play by the rules. Included in her presentation will be a New Philadelphia ax murderess, a Niles vengeful widow, and, of course, Akron’s own Mary Woodfield. Meeting Room 1

Click here to reserve a copy.

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    Location: Main Library

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   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

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

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

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

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 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 Falconry Presentation by Mike Pompoco  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Mike Pompoco, retired US Air Force pilot and pilot for American Airlines, has been a falconer for 17 years. He is the secretary of the Ohio Falconry Association, a state and federally licensed group that practices this 4000 year-old sport, and hunts using birds of prey instead of a gun.   In this presentation, people will learn about falconry today, and get to meet Otaktay, the Harris’s hawk.

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

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

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

Build and create with a variety of building materials.

    Location: Main Library

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

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

BOUNCING BABY RHYME TIME

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   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
   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   
   
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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
   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

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

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

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

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

    Location: Green

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Room 2AB.

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday September 7, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale

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

A $4.00 bag sale begins at 2 pm Saturday.

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

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

Using Historical Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale

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

A $4.00 bag sale begins at 2 pm Saturday.

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

 

 

    Location: Main Library

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday September 14, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Series with Chef Sarah  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Highland Square

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   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 Thursday evening, September 14, 2017. Program begins 6:30 and runs to approximately 8:00.  A selection of 'Accents' will be available for purchase. 

    Location: Richfield

Thursday September 21, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library Preview Sale  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library "Member Only Fall Book Sale Preview" is Thursday, September 21, from 6-8 pm.

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

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

Proceeds benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

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

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

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

Open to the public!

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

Proceeds will benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

    Location: Goodyear

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

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

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

Open to the public!

Proceeds benefit the Goodyear Branch Library.

    Location: Goodyear

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Room 2AB

    Location: Main Library

Thursday September 28, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Friday September 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Presale  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
    Location: Ellet

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

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Ellet Branch   330-784-2019   
    Location: Ellet

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday October 5, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

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

Fold3

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

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

    Location: Green

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proceeds benefit the Portage Lakes Branch Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes

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

Friends of NWA Library Members Only Preview Sale

October 14, 2017

9am Friends Preview
10am-3pm Open Sale

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

 

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

Friends of NWA Library Book Sale

October 14, 2017

10am-3pm Open Sale

 

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

The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library will be hosting their 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Series with Chef Sarah  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Room 2AB

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday October 19, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

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

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

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

Find My Past

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge

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

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

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

Saturday November 4, 2017
   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

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   1:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Afternoon Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly afternoon book discussion. For November, we will discuss GARDEN OF STONES by Sophie Littlefield.

    Location: Green

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Thursday November 16, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM 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

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

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

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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