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Thursday September 27, 2018 -  Thursday November 15, 2018
   11:00 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Thursdays, September 27 - November 15, 11 am

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity. Best for kids ages 2 to 6, but all ages are welcome.Stop in and join the fun. No registration required.

    Location: Firestone Park

Monday October 1, 2018 -  Wednesday October 31, 2018
     Reading On The Run  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Reading on the Run

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

October The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

November A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore

Monday October 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Bag Sale

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help people, this is the group for you. Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping organizations in our community. If you are new to crafting, we will be glad to get you started. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them. New members always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Baby and Me: Stories at the Park  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in October at Hereford Park

For babies and their grown-ups. Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the Library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. *There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM Yoga Play  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in October, 10:30 am

For 3 to 5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Curio  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Silhouette Curio

Do you like to scrapbook or make homemade cards? Then let the silhouette help you cut out fun shapes, draw cool sayings, etc.

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Vinyl Printer  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Vinyl Printer

Learn how to print vinyl banners, stickers, window clings and more on our vinyl printer.

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM InbeTWEEN Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

InbeTWEEN Book Club

Mondays, 3:30 pm

Grades 4 and up. Join us for book discussion and pizza! *Books will be available at the desk one month before each meeting.

October 22 Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

December 3 Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Monday Movie Madness  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Fourth Monday of each month, 3:30-5 pm

For school ages

Join us each month as we view a short movie and munch on snacks.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) (91 minutes) - October 22

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Melted Crayon Pumpkin  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

For a new twist on a Halloween tradition, we’ll decorate these pumpkins in stripes of melted crayon. 

For grades 4-12.  Register at the library or by calling 330-666-4888.

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

PUMPKIN PAINTING

Join us for some messy fun. Remember to wear some old clothes, you may get messy.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Crafters

Second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 12, 26, 6 pm

Enjoy discussion and share knit and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Murder & Mayhem on Ohio's Rails  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Train robberies didn’t just happen out West, they were quite prevalent here in Ohio, too.  Author Jane Ann Turzillo will be sharing stories of Ohio train robberies and bandits.  Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Branch Library.

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia  
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Family Madness  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

A mish-mash program that will incorporate art, science, and engineering for kids ages 5-12 and their family. No registration necessary.

September 24What a disaster! Explore different natural disasters and use building materials to come up with solutions for keeping people safe when disaster strikes.

October 22Haunted Candy Houses – build a haunted gingerbread house and decorate with candy.

November 26Amazing Art – reach for the stars and paint Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

    Location: Ellet

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4-November 13, 10:30am

(0 to 3 year-olds with a caregiver)

Join Miss Katie in this new story time series for babies and toddlers! Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

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

We'll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, as we make new friends and create something to take home.

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

Tuesday, October 23, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 23 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Buttons  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Button Maker

Use the button maker to create buttons or magnets to promote your business, a student athlete or band member, etc. We offer 2.25 or 3 inch buttons and magnets for $0.30 and $0.45 per item.

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM Family Stories and More  
    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 registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
   2:00 PM Fall Financial Series  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Estate Planning

 Tuesday, October 23, 2 pm

Review essential estate planning documents including Trusts, Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney, Financial Power of Attorney, Living Will, and HIPPA Release and how these documents help you assert your personalized end of life goals.  The workshop includes special guest Attorney Lee M. Grosscup, JD with Ohio Wealth Law.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

When Rocky visits, children have an opportunity to practice their literacy skills by reading aloud with him. Drop in to read with him and his owner.

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM Needle Arts for All  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Arts for All

Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:30 pm

October 23, November 13 and 27

 

Do you love to knit, crochet, or enjoy other needle arts?  Then this group is for you!  Bring your work in progress and desire to share your knowledge with others.  Curious Newbies are welcome as well!  Come see what others are making and get help starting a project.  Stash donations always welcome and put to good use. 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Who Done It? Mystery - October 23

    Location: Goodyear
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Book Club  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us after school to discuss the book for the month and enjoy a snack.

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

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

Tuesday, October 23, 3:30 - 5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy! If you can make just one 7" or 9" rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   3:45 PM After School Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Project Runway Super Hero Edition!  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Participants will be divided into teams. Teams will have a set amount of time to create a full-size super hero outfit out of paper products for the mannequins. A prize will be given to the most creative group. For grades 6-12. 

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Tween Tuesdays  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Tuesday in October, 4:00 pm

Grades 4 to 6: Hang out, play, and make after school.

October 2 – Galaxy Jars
October 9 – Wii Gaming
October 16 – Slime Making
October 23 – Mug Cakes
October 30 – Zombie Dolls

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

The Norton Branch Library needs 6th-12th graders for the Teen Advisory Board. 

Help the library promote reading, plan programs and have fun. 

Earn volunteer hours and help make your Library the place to be!

    Location: Norton
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM Tales from Beyond with Jim Kleefeld  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Tales from Beyond is a fantastical exploration of stories about assorted oddities, a personal experience in the strange and unusual! Jim Kleefeld brings a collection of artifacts collected over the yars and presents stories and tales of mayhem, murder and macabre. Audiences will stories of unbelievable events such as the 1892 murder of Lizzie Borden's parents and those who died on the Titantic. See acutal shrunken heads, a real voodoo doll and turn of the century Titanic artifacts. Part bizarre storytelling, part handling of antique artifacts and part just plain all-out creepy fun, Tales from Beyond is just what you need to give you goosebumps and give your mind an exciting trip into experiencing the unknown!

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM Watercolor 101  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Watercolor 101

Tuesday, October 23, 6 pm

Students will learn the basics of watercolor painting. Instructor Claire Marks will discuss materials, history, and some basic techniques that will get you started with this incredibly versatile medium.  Class size is limited to 8 participants

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:30 PM Teen Art Studio  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth & Teen Program

Instructor Marla Knapic-Derga will lead us in creating a seasonal project.

All supplies provided.

Please register beginning October 8.

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

YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate 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. Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 minutes early so that class may begin on time.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mini Monster Gourds  
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Paint small pumpkins and gourds to look like monsters. All supplies provided, including googley eyes. Teen Program. Please register by calling: 659.4343

    Location: Richfield
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Little Bighorn – A Civil War Band of Brothers  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

July 4, 1876. As Americans are in full swing celebrating the centennial of our nation’s founding, shocking news is arriving from the western plains.  Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and part of his 7th US Cavalry have been completely annihilated at the Little Big Horn, Montana Territory.   How could Custer, the great Indian fighter and Civil War general, be gone?  What had happened along this small river valley?  The story starts well before the day of battle, on June 25, 1876, and involves not just George Custer but several prominent individuals who had worked so well together just over a decade earlier during the American Civil War.   Now politics, corruption, and intrigue have marred their interactions leading to this tragic event. Listen as we find out about these relationships and their influence on The Little Bighorn –  A Civil War Band of Brothers.   Presented by Cass Kuhl.

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    Location: Richfield
   10:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 23 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   10:00 AM Hands-Only CPR and 'Stop the Bleed'  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, October 24, 10 am

The Mogadore Fire Department will be hosting a two-part class including Hands-Only CPR and "Stop the Bleed".

The classes should take less than 2 hours to complee.

For more information contact Chief John Cain at cainj@mogadorevillage.org

 

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

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 
A lap-sit 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.

Special Baby/Toddler Prom, Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 3 and their caregiver.  Dress your best and join us for dancing, crafts, photos, and fun!

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Boogie Woogie Books  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Boogie Woogie Books

Wednesdays, September 26, October 24, November 28, 10:30am

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

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  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Learn facts about exotic animals as Outback Ray brings a variety of animals for our community to meet in this hands-on animal show. This program is intended for adults. This program has limited space, registration begins August 20. Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

October 24                  Apptastic Afternoon

October 31            Puzzle-rific

November 7          Snap Circuits

November 14        Legomania

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will  range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM After School Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Pumpkin Painting  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Get ready for Halloween by decorating pumpkins and gourds. Make them scary, funny, or just plain weird! Pumpkins and paint will be provided. Caretaker assistance for younger artists is appreciated. There will be apple cider and cookies for a warming treat. Space is limited, so be on time as only the first 20 children to arrive will be able to participate.  

    Location: Kenmore
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Board

Fourth Wednesday of each month October 24, November 28, 4:30-6 pm

Try new things, talk about your interests and be creative with tech. The sky’s the limit!  Better yet - you get credit for volunteer hours.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   6:00 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
   6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club - Cowabunga  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Join our math club for grades K-2. Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Cowabunga – October 24

Today we get to do math the way cows would. We’ll use numbers to jump fences, then see how the same length of fence can wrap around to make totally different sized fields for your herd.

 

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

Mobile Maker from the TechZone@Main [Demo]

Join the Maker Movement!  Learn about many new and exciting gadgets available in the TechZone@Main Library.  Did you know you can use a 3D Printer, Button Maker, Embroidery Machine, Heat Press, Laser Engraver, and Vinyl Printer (just to name a few) for free or at a minimal charge?  Join one of our Technology Trainers as they explain the different types of equipment available for use and share examples of just what these machines can do.  A perfect place to create unique birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation gifts!  All attendees can make a free button to take home.  A family-friendly event!

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

READER'S CHOICE of a Reginald Hill Mystery

Title: Midnight Fugue (Dalziel and Pascoe Series #24), Author: Reginald HillTitle: The Price of Butcher's Meat (Dalziel and Pascoe Series #23), Author: Reginald HillTitle: Death Comes for the Fat Man (Dalziel and Pascoe Series #22), Author: Reginald Hill

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday October 25, 2018
   12:15 AM  -  12:25 AM Lunchtime Bird Watching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our 10 minute weekly count of bird species found in Downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary! We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

    Location: Main Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:15 AM Storytime Fun for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join Miss Bobbie for the joy of stories, rhyme, movement, and music.  Recommended for preschoolers age 3-5 with caregiver. 

    Location: Odom
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play  
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, September 6 – November 29, 10:15 am (no story time November 22)

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.

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

Thursday, October 25, 10:30 am

Ages birth - 3 1/2

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

 

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, September 6-November 15, 10:30am

(3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Toddler Time

Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25, 10:30 am

Thursday, November 1, 10:30 am

For 2-5 year olds.

Fall in love with books, nature and creative play. Programs to be held in the library meeting room or the NatureConnect garden.

    Location: Norton
   1:00 PM Between the Lines: Coloring for Adults  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Relieve stress and relax. The Library will provide coloring sheets and coloring utensils. Feel free to bring your own pencils, markers, and coloring books.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Who Made the Mess? Mystery - October 25

    Location: Goodyear
   3:45 PM After School Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

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

Come test your gaming skills with friends! For school age kids and teens.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Builder's Club  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Builder’s Club

Thursdays, October 25, 4-5 pm

We provide blocks, Legos and other building supplies, you bring the imagination.

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics, Engineering, and Coding  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics, Engineering, and Coding
Thursdays, October 25, November 29, 4 pm
Grades 2-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software. 
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fall Book Sale Preview  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Fall Book Sale Preview for Friends of the Library members. 
Friends of the Library members are invited to the presale from 4 - 8 pm. 
Memberships will be available at the door.
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library

    Location: Tallmadge
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 25, 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 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 recipies, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.

(Snacks will be served at this prorgam. Patrons with food allergy should contact the branch.)  

TASTE OF HOME: MOST REQUIRED RECIPES

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Financial Series with Linda Chugh Ulinski  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Estate Planning – Pt. 1:  Will-Based Estate Planning

Attorney Linda Chugh Ulinski discusses the basics of Will-based estate planning including writing your Last Will & Testament, and the use of Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives (Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will)

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion  
    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 Pinterest [DEMO]  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Pinterest [Demo]

Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images – known as pins – and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as Pinboards. Users can browse the contents of others on the main page. Users can then save individual pins to one of their own boards using the “Pin it” button, with Pinboards typically organized by a central topic or theme. Users can personalize their experience with Pinterest by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members.

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM Movies@Main: The Ghost Breakers  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Things go bump-in-the-night as Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard explore an eerie castle in this classic comedy-chiller. 85 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

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

This month features a variety of titles from the British Library Crime Classic series, resurrected forgotten classics from the golden age of British crime fiction between the two world wars. Read one, read all, your choice.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Teen Writers Workshop  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Writers Workshop

(9th-12th graders) 

Last Thursday of the month, September 27, October 25, November 29, 6:30 pm

Working on a writing project and need tips and tricks? Meet with fellow teen writers to hone writing skills, complete fun writing exercises, and share your work. This workshop is for both inexperienced and experienced writers alike.  For our November session, we will have a guest appearance by Dr. Julie Drew, English professor and published author, speaking on the writing and publishing process. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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  -  7:30 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Meetings are usually the fourth Thursday of every month, at 6:45 pm. New members are always welcome.

September 27, 2018           FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW, Amy Belding Brown

October 25, 2018               THE HARD WAY ON PURPOSE, David Giffels

November 15, 2018            THE CURIOSITY, Stephen P. Kiernan  

    Location: Highland Square

Friday October 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Fall Book Sale

The Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library will be hosting their Fall Book Sale on October 26 and 27. Gently used books, paperbacks, audio materials and more available at bargain prices.
Proceeds benefit the Tallmadge Branch Library

    Location: Tallmadge
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Halloween Dance Party  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Friday, October 26, 3:30 pm

Dance till you drop at our Halloween Party! 

Enjoy spooky treats and have a screaming good time. Costumes are welcome but not required. Music provided by One-T Entertainment.

Grades K-7

 

    Location: Mogadore
   4:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Fourth Friday Fun @ 4  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Stranger Things Escape Room

Can you escape the upside down?

You will have a limited amount of time to defeat the Demogorgon by solving a series of riddles, deciphering clues, and finding the key to escape!

 

    Location: Norton

Saturday October 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of the Library Booksale Preview  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Northwest Akron Friends Preview Booksale

Saturday, October 27, 2018

9 am - 10 am

    Location: Northwest Akron
     Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Fall Book Sale

Looking for a special deal? 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
   10:00 AM Kids Create  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: UA Reentry Clinic  
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Receive assistance, from the University of Akron School of Law’s Reentry Clinic, with the following: expungement, certificate of qualification for employment, clemency, and license restoration. Information to bring to the clinic include a driver’s license or identification card, proof of address (mail), date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, and pay stub. Includes reentry resources. Auditorium.

    Location: Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Booksale  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Northwest Akron Friends Booksale

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10 am - 3 pm

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

Paws for Reading

Fourth Saturday, October 27 and November 24, 10:30 am

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Not reading yet? Our human pals will read to you.

This is a great way for child to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

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

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spooky, Hands-on Science Cafe  
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Frightening Physics and Creepy Chemistry, featuring the Scientist-Members of ACESS (Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies) and the University of Akron Chemistry Club

Learn how to make a ghost fly, a vacuum cannon go BOOM, Ooblecks, and more. Experience magic gas!  We';ll shiver with fear, or maybe from the extreme cold of liquid nitrogen.

Don't miss this - contact Science & Technology to reserve your spot.

Akron Science Cafe - Science Fun and fellowship for adults, but kids like it, too.

 

    Location: Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For all ages

No registration necessary.

Snuggle up and read to a furry friend.

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Anime Afternoon  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Anime, crafts, and snacks.

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Haunted Gingerbread Houses  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Families can build and decorate a spooky gingerbread house together (one house per family.)
Space is limited; registration required.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Creepy, Crawly Café  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Creepy, Crawly Café
Saturday, October 27, 2 pm
Are you brave enough to eat foods that look and sound gross, but taste great?
Find out at the Creepy Crawly Café, where a disgustingly delicious menu of drinks, appetizers, main entrée, and dessert await your family.  
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Halloween Fun with Psychic Medium Laura Lyn  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Laura Lyn will be sharing information about auras, angels, guides, and in the tradition of Halloween, ghosts!  Hear about locally haunted houses and locks.  Laura Lyn will also give readings to some of the participants.  

Laura is a renowned psychic medium, paranormal investigator, teacher, and author, who works primarily with angels, spirits, and guides.  She first began having experiences with angels and spirits as a small child.  In her early twenties, she decided to pursue working with these enlightened beings as a career to help others in their search for healing and personal development.  Laura has given thousands of readings during her psychic career both nationally and internationally.  Call 330-434-8726  to register.  Free!  Seating is limited so sign up fast!

    Location: Odom

Sunday October 28, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library

Monday October 29, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help people, this is the group for you. Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping organizations in our community. If you are new to crafting, we will be glad to get you started. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them. New members always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Baby and Me: Stories at the Park  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays in October at Hereford Park

For babies and their grown-ups. Join Miss KT at Hereford Park for an outdoor story time that will include simple songs, exercises, and a book to help give your child the tools needed to learn to read and better understand the world. Miss KT will leave the Library at 10:10 am to walk the mile to the park. You may walk with her or meet at the park. If the weather does not permit outdoor play, story time will be held at the library. *There are no public restrooms at Hereford Park.

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM Yoga Play  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in October, 10:30 am

For 3 to 5 year olds. Join us for a multi-sensory yoga experience. We add play and learning to create an inspiring adventure.

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Laser Engraver  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Laser Engraver 

Etch patterns, text, logo or pictures onto a variety of materials with our free Epilog Laser Engraver.

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM The Great Pandemic Influenza 1918  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

For the 100th year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, Dr. Margo Erme, retired Summit County Public Health medical director and communicable disease epidemiologist, will talk about the origins of the pandemic, the impact it had globally, nationally, and locally and the potential for future influenza pandemics.  No registration necessary.

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

Transfer Photos

Do you have digital photos stored on your camera, phone, flash drive or disc? Bring a flash drive and learn how to easily transfer those images to your computer so you can begin organizing, editing, printing and sharing.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

HALLOWEEN PUPPETS

We are going to make fun halloween puppets!

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Halloween Fashion Show  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Halloween Fashion Show

Monday, October 29, 6:30 pm

Please call 330-836-1081 or stop by the branch to register.

All ages are welcome.

 

Do you have a really cool or unique Halloween costume this year? Show it off in our Halloween costume fashion show followed by spooky crafts and activities for the whole family. Best costume wins a prize. Please call 330-836-1081 or stop by the branch to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Meditation  
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Meditation

Too much stress in your life? Want to spend a little quality time with yourself? Want to learn how meditation can work for you? This four week Meditation course offers an opportunity to practice and discuss several forms of meditation. We begin with a basic breathing meditation and add other practices each week. No previous meditation experience is necessary and all practices are offered in a non-religious manner -- all faith traditions (or none at all) are welcome. The sessions will be led by members of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local, non-religious, non-profit organization.

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday October 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-generational Halloween Story Time  
    Contact:    3306594343   
   

Special Family Story Time hosted by the residents and staff of Regina Health Center located at 5232 Broadview Rd., Richfield OH 44286. This event will have an abbreviated version of our typical story hour, allowing time for activites with the residents.  Children may wear costumes. 

    Location: Richfield
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4-November 13, 10:30am

(0 to 3 year-olds with a caregiver)

Join Miss Katie in this new story time series for babies and toddlers! Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

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

We'll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, as we make new friends and create something to take home.

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

Tuesday, October 30, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 30 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Family Stories and More  
    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 registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Basic Needs  
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

This reentry program showcases the film Road to Reentry: Meeting Your Basic Needs, which helps restored individuals prepare for barriers they may face transitioning back to society, particularly in the first few weeks or months of their release. In addition, viewers will recognize situations where staying with family or others can be detrimental to their reentry success. Citizens will also understand how to work toward short and long-term solutions to meet fundamental needs. Reentry handouts available. Room 1.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:00 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caregivers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
   12:30 PM Scared Silly  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Scared Silly

Tuesday, October 30, 12:30 pm

Wandering Aesthetics storyteller Kyle Jozsa leads audiences on an adventure straight out of Appalachia! Using interactive stories, songs and games, Kyle creates a campfire-like atmosphere guiding audience members on the journey. There will be chills, thrills, laughter and squeals! Large groups, please call ahead with number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations. Registration begins on Tuesday, October 9.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Preschool Halloween Party  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Registration begins Monday, October 15. Limited space available.

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Jessica and Miss Pam for some spooky fun! We will enjoy Halloween stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Be sure to wear your costume!

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   2:00 PM Fall Financial Series  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Tax Planning for Retirees

 Tuesday, October 30, 2 pm

Ideal workshop for retirees who would like to maintain or increase their current spending while minimizing annual income taxes.  Various strategies covered include Social Security forecasting, capital gain strategies, and tax efficient IRA distribution maneuvers.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:30 PM Fall Fun at Firestone  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Fall Fun at Firestone

Tuesdays, 3:30 pm

October 30 Monster Tea Party

November 13 Fall Collages

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM Let's Eat!  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

DRACULA'S DENTURES

Create Dracula’s dentures with Miss Sue. And then we’ll eat them.

For students in grade 5 and up. One Tuesday a month at 3:30 pm we will get together and create something delicious.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Strategy Games- October 30

    Location: Goodyear
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Stranger Things Teen Escape Room  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Bring your friends to try and solve the puzzles to help Will escape from the Inside Out.  Groups of 8 will be given 30 minutes to solve the puzzles.  Because of the nature of this program, registation is requested by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the branch.  Sign up with your own group or join in and make some new friends.  The recommended age for this program is 12-18. 

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM After School Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Halloween Make-Up Bash  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come create a Halloween look with make-up provided! You will leave looking spook-tacular! All grades welcome.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Tween Tuesdays  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Tuesday in October, 4:00 pm

Grades 4 to 6: Hang out, play, and make after school.

October 2 – Galaxy Jars
October 9 – Wii Gaming
October 16 – Slime Making
October 23 – Mug Cakes
October 30 – Zombie Dolls

    Location: Main Library
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and chill out with Miss Kelly.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

October 30 -  Mummy Mash Bash! Come in costume or make one at the party. Have a haunting good time as we scare up some fun crafting, chatting and snacking. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   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 Family Halloween Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Join Miss Jill for spooky stories, rhymes, flannel board stories, songs and movement. Afterwards, we will make Halloween slime then decorate a small container to take it home in. 

Geared for ages 2 - 5, but all ages are welcome. 
Registration requested and limited to 20 children.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Edit Photos  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Photo Editing Tools

There are some excellent photo editing tools out there. Come watch a demonstration of FREE photo editing options.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM International Cooking Series with Chef Sarah  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Let’s travel to Europe for a taste of Germany!  Rich in history and loaded with amazing food, join us in learning more about this country and its flavorful effects on some of the food we eat every day. Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

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

YOGA OFF THE MAT

Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate 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. Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 minutes early so that class may begin on time.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   7:00 PM Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Film Premiere - Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War

This new, locally-produced documentary recounts the experiences of Summit County residents during World War I. Combining dramatic first-person accounts, narration, interviews and music, the film brings to life period letters, films, photographs and documents from local archives. Panel discussion to follow. This event is free and open to the public. There is no charge for parking in the High/Market parking deck for those who enter after 6 pm and receive a Library validation stamp. For more information about Downtown Akron and available parking, visit the Downtown Akron Partnership website.

For more information and to view an excerpt from the film, visit www.summitwwi.org/lost-voicesLost Voices of the Great War is a production of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and The University of Akron Archival Services. This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, October 30 – November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

 

 

 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore

Wednesday October 31, 2018
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 
A lap-sit 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.

Special Baby/Toddler Prom, Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 3 and their caregiver.  Dress your best and join us for dancing, crafts, photos, and fun!

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   1:00 PM Memory Cafe  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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
   3:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

October 31            Puzzle-rific

November 7          Snap Circuits

November 14        Legomania

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Maker Day  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, October 31, 3:30 pm

Ever played a keyboard made of bananas? Program squishy circuts? Have robots battle each other?

Teach Ozobots to run through mazes? Try all these and more at our monthly MakerSpace!

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will  range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom
   3:45 PM After School Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

Gaming, crafts, books, music, and more.

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club - Color Crush  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Join our math club for grades K-2. Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Color Crush – October 31

This week you’re going to find out how to make any color you like – by doing the math!  See how different ratios of red, blue or yellow balance out to fill in the whole color wheel.

 

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

Shutterfly

Take a tour of Shutterfly and learn how to upload photos, create photo books, personalize photo cards & stationary. 

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 

    Location: Mogadore

Thursday November 1, 2018 -  Friday November 30, 2018
     Book Club to Go - MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Book Club to Go

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

November MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta

    Location: Goodyear

Thursday November 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by the front desk and pick up this month’s title. No Pressure – No Discussion. Just read, enjoy, and tell us how you liked it. Extra copies of the book will be available at the front desk the last week of the previous month.

November: THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith

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    Location: Richfield
   10:15 AM  -  10:15 AM Storytime Fun for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join Miss Bobbie for the joy of stories, rhyme, movement, and music.  Recommended for preschoolers age 3-5 with caregiver. 

    Location: Odom
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play  
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   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 is September 6 through November 29 (no story time November 22)

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

Thursday, November 1, 10:30 am

Ages birth - 3 1/2

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

(There will be no program on September 20, 2018)

 

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, September 6-November 15, 10:30am

(3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Toddler Time

Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25, 10:30 am

Thursday, November 1, 10:30 am

For 2-5 year olds.

Fall in love with books, nature and creative play. Programs to be held in the library meeting room or the NatureConnect garden.

    Location: Norton
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays in November, 11:30 am
(Excluding November 22)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:00 PM Coloring Anytime!  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Coloring Anytime!

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. Stop in any time and color!  New coloring pages will be set out each month for you to color at your leisure.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   12:00 PM I-Spy Family Challenge  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

I-Spy Family Challenge

First Saturday of each month, Nov.

Stop by the library for a new I-Spy challenge each month. Turn in your completed I-Spy challenge to win a prize.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   12:00 PM One-on-One Tech Help  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

One-on-One Tech Help

Do you need a short introduction to your device or help understanding an app?  Call 330-643-4770 to schedule a brief session with a staff member to help you with your technology.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   12:00 PM Reading On The Run  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Reading on the Run

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

November A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   12:00 PM Reading On The Run  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Coloring Anytime!

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. Stop in any time and color!  New coloring pages will be set out each month for you to color at your leisure.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   12:00 PM Try Our DIY  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Try Our DIY

November

We’ve got amazing project boxes full of supplies for you to try. Bored? Try some rock art, make a duct tape wallet, weave your own loom band, blackout some cool poetry, or challenge your friends to a game of Jenga.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdivr@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us we do our weekly 10 minute count of bird species found in Downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary! We meet in the library Park on the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Club  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Do you love to knit or crochet?
Want to learn?
Join us for the sharing of ideas and instruction.
Basic supplies provided to get you started.

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

Thursday, November 1, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation.

This week we will be joined by a special guest, Snapology of Kent.

All supplies provided.

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Card Games & Board Games - November 1

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 15, October 20, November 17, 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. 

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

Come test your gaming skills with friends! For school age kids and teens.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Afterschool Hangout  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Afterschool Hangout

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, November 1, 15, 4-6 pm

Looking for a place to chill after school? Hang out at the library! We’ve got snacks, movies, games, and cool crafts at our house.

 

Nov. 1: Electricity 101: Explore electricity with our squishy circuits and try an enlightening craft.

Nov. 15:  Thanksgiving 101: Learn how to make mini versions of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Be prepared to use a microwave, blender, mixer, and food processor to make delicious little versions of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Use your new skills to help out with Thanksgiving dinner this year, chef.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Afterschool Hangout  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Afterschool Hangout

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, November 15, 4-6 pm

Looking for a place to chill after school? Hang out at the library! We’ve got snacks, movies, games, and cool crafts at our house.

 

Nov. 15:  Thanksgiving 101: Learn how to make mini versions of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Be prepared to use a microwave, blender, mixer, and food processor to make delicious little versions of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Use your new skills to help out with Thanksgiving dinner this year, chef.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Music Therapy  
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

We are musical beings. It’s no wonder that research shows that music therapy
can not only heal the soul, but the mind and the body. Music therapy can decrease
pain associated with disease or injury, calm anxiety and stress, promote physical
rehabilitation, reduce muscle tension, provide emotional support and much more.

Curious to see if music therapy could help you? Join us for a free music therapy
experience that you can take with you into your daily life. Led by a music therapist
from the Groovy Garfoose, in Hudson, you may attend one or all of these sessions.
Please call the Science and Technology Division for registration.

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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Join us for an interactive movie experience where audience participation is part of the fun! Attendees will be supplied with props to help them act out scenes. J.K. Rowling’s magical characters come to life in this amazing film starring Eddie Redmayne & Colin Farrell. Rated PG-13. 133 min

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

Mobile Maker from the TechZone@Main [Demo]

Join the Maker Movement!  Learn about many new and exciting gadgets available in the TechZone@Main Library.  Did you know you can use a 3D Printer, Button Maker, Embroidery Machine, Heat Press, Laser Engraver, and Vinyl Printer (just to name a few) for free or at a minimal charge?  Join one of our Technology Trainers as they explain the different types of equipment available for use and share examples of just what these machines can do.  A perfect place to create unique birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation gifts!  All attendees can make a free button to take home.  A family-friendly event!

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

Tired of completing the same jigsaw puzzle over and over again?  Put your skills to the test and team up with a partner or work with a group to see who can complete a new puzzle the fastest.  Bring a challenging puzzle to trade with another team.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family History First Thursdays  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   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. No need to register. This program is open to anyone interested in finding their roots.

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    Location: Richfield
   6:30 PM Poetry Slam (TEEN)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Poetry Slam

(6th – 12th graders)

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 pm

If you’re a poet and want to share your work with the world, join us for an evening of inspiration. Though sharing original work is encouraged, you may also read works written by others. Refreshments will be provided. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM NaNoWriMo Come Write In  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

NaNoWriMo Come Write In

Saturday, November 3, 10 am-3 pm

November is National Novel Writing Month, so Northwest Akron is providing a designated writing space for writers to meet and write. Refreshments will be provided.  

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

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am
Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

September 1: Books and songs all about a favorite classic Labor Day treat: Hot Dogs!

September 15:  International Dot Day - Lots of spots and dots will cover the Children’s Library on Dot Day.  Make sure to wear yours, and leave with even more! 

October 6: Harvest Stories – Apples, Pumpkins, and all things Fall

October 20: Feeling Squirrely? – Stories, songs and activities all about those crazy squirrels

November 3:  DINOvember - T-Rex and his friends are back, and they are taking over the Children’s Library!  Bring your claws, paws, and tails, and don’t forget to practice your roar! 

November 17: Give a Hoot! – An owl story time 

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Akron Sudoku Tournament  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Compete to complete Sudoku puzzles provided by New York Times Editor, Will Shortz.
  • All levels of Sudoku enthusiasts are encouraged to participate.
  • Registration requested. Adults age 18 and over.
    Location: Main Library
   2:30 PM Science Saturday  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SCIENCE SATURDAY

Join us for great hands on STEAM fun!

Children, school age and up, bring your moms, dads, and the whole family.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art To Music  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Find inspiration in painting to different styles of music ranging from classical to reggae--with a few musical genre surprises in between. 

    Location: Main Library

Sunday November 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library

Monday November 5, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   550.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you. Everything this group makes is donated to helping agencies in the community. Materials are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the V.A., and the International Institute, among others. Are you new to crafting? We will be glad to get you started. If you have supplies or yarn to donate, we will put them to good use.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in November, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: 3D Printer  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

3D Printer 

Learn the process of 3D printing- where to find files; where to go to make your own files; the type of machine we have and the type of material you can print.

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Harry Potter Breakout Box  
    Contact: Teen Area   330-643-9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Love breakout rooms? Are you the puzzle master? Put your magical knowledge to use to crack the code and get out of the magical room in time! For ages 11 to 17.

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Manga & Anime Club  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Manga & Anime Club

Mondays, November 5, 4-6 pm

Read Manga, watch anime, and explore all things otaku. Japanese food, culture and art are all explored in this club and cosplay is encouraged.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Manga & Anime Club  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Manga & Anime Club

Mondays, November 5, 4-6 pm

Read Manga, watch anime, and explore all things otaku. Japanese food, culture and art are all explored in this club and cosplay is encouraged.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pinterest [DEMO]  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Pinterest [Demo]

Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images – known as pins – and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as Pinboards. Users can browse the contents of others on the main page. Users can then save individual pins to one of their own boards using the “Pin it” button, with Pinboards typically organized by a central topic or theme. Users can personalize their experience with Pinterest by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members.

    Location: Mogadore
   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 Medicare Check-Up  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Have questions about Medicare? Join us for a Medicare Check-Up with Committed Care Insurance Services. They will provide education on when to sign up for Medicare and Medicare Parts A, B, C and D as well as Medicare Supplements.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stress-Free Holiday Organizing  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Eliminate the stress from the holidays and finally enjoy them!  Professional Organizer Jennifer Klingbeil, of JPK Professional Organizing, shares simple, effective tips so you can be organized for the holidays, find more time, be more calm, and enjoy the season!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Branch Library.

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion  
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion

BLESSING WAY  by Tony Hillerman

Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion. New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday November 6, 2018
   10:05 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4-November 13, 10:30am

(0 to 3 year-olds with a caregiver)

Join Miss Katie in this new story time series for babies and toddlers! Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

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

We'll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, as we make new friends and create something to take home.

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

Tuesday, November 6, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

(There will be no program on September 18, 2018)

 

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, November 6 - November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   10:30 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, November 13 - November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   10:30 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, November 20 - November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   10:30 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Time

Tuesdays, November 27, 10:30 am

(Ages 5 & under with a caregiver)

A happy blend of stories, rhymes, songs, and play for you and your child to enjoy together. Lots of music and movement included. All are welcome and celebrated.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Addiction  
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Does addiction have a genetic factor? Can any type of addiction be treated medically? What steps can family members take to help a returning citizen struggling with addiction? The video Addictive Personality, provides answers to several addition-related questions. Features a patient with a serious gambling addiction, and a genetics-oriented discussion inspired by two sisters with addictive personalities as well as commentary by leading addiction experts. Reentry information available. Room 1.

 

    Location: Main Library
   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 Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remain throughout the program.

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

Color It So

First Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm

November 6 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, markers and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings. Large groups, please call ahead with number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations.

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

Color It So

First Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm

November 6 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, markers and crayons. Blank paper will be available to those who like to craft their own drawings. Large groups, please call ahead with number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:30 PM Blast from the Past Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Blast from the Past Movie Matinee

Warning! Some of these movies may be in Black and White!

First Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm

 

November 6 A Guy Named Joe starring Spencer Tracy

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Lounge  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 6, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks, try new activities,

and play video games, in a place that is just for teens.

Grades 6-12

 

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Charades Competition - November 6

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM Fishbone Braid Bracelets  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We will be using tiny rubber bands to create a bracelet or necklace. For grades 6-12.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Wizard Week: Advanced Potions Making  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Make some magic mud and exploding elixir! Registration requested; space is limited. Grades 2-6

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Battle Royale inspired by Fortnite  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

 Help us celebrate International Game Week with the Nerf war to end all Nerf wars.  

Will you be the last one standing?  Come play our ultimate survival game and find out. 

BYO Nerf weapons and bullets. The Library has its own limited supply for those who need them.

 

 

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

Silhouette Curio [Demo]

Did you know that the Library has a Silhouette Curio that you can use for free? It’s a crafters dream! Come to this demo workshop and learn how to create a file and color, etch and/or cut it out using this extremely versatile machine.

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Teen Writers Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Kids and Teens

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

    Location: Green

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   10:05 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies and toddlers birth - 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs, movement and stories, followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 
A lap-sit 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.

Special Baby/Toddler Prom, Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 3 and their caregiver.  Dress your best and join us for dancing, crafts, photos, and fun!

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Geared for ages 2 - 5, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Join Miss Jill for books, flannel board stories, rhymes, music and movement followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

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

Join us for good books, conversation and light refreshments. This month we will discuss READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN by Azar Nafisi.

    Location: Norton
   1:30 PM Book Discussion Club  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Discussion Club

First Wednesday of each month, 1:30 pm

Books are available at the Circulation desk.

November 7 Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Richfield Book Discussion  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly#akronlibrary.org
   

Join our group for a lively discussion of these titles. Extra copies of the book will be available at the front desk the last week of the previous month.

November 7 – THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS by Jan-Philipp Sendker

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    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

November 7          Snap Circuits

November 14        Legomania

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will  range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom
   4:00 PM Pipe Cleaner Crafts  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come in and create various designs using pipe cleaners. Bugs, animals, and other miscellaneous things can be invented. Other materials will be provided along with the pipe cleaners for building. The most creative creation will win a prize! For grades K-5.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Wizard Week: Care of Magical Creatures  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Care of Magical Creatures: books and more

Books and crafts featuring your favorite fantastic beasts. All ages welcome.

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club - Pixel-Palooza  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Join our math club for grades K-2. Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Pixel-Palooza – November 7

We’re going to use small Post-it notes to make some big people, and then design some toys for those guys to play with!

 

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paint Night  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PAINT NIGHT

Paint your own masterpiece and discover your creativity! Each artist will have a finished painting to take home at the end of the night. Sign-ups are limited to two spots per person. Both nights will feature the same painting, so sign ups per person are limited to one night each. Sixteen and over, please.

All supplies provided, and registration is strongly encouraged by calling 330-467-8595, or by stopping in the library.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Depression/Suicide Awareness  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Presented by Daniel Bennett, Prevention Specialist, from Greenleaf Family Center. Mr. Bennett will discuss the identification of depression and suicidal thoughts; present a brief description of mental health; and provide tips and resources for finding treatment in the community. Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 pm

 

THE RADIUM GIRLS by Kate Moore

 

    Location: Mogadore
   7:00 PM Inspiration Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Inspiration Book Club @ Firestone Park Community Center

Wednesday evenings, September 5, October 3, November 7, 7 pm

Join friends and neighbors at the Firestone Park Community Center for a monthly book club open to all in Firestone Park and surrounding neighborhoods. This book club reads a variety of genres, fiction and non-fiction, and will meet the first Wednesday of every month. Newcomers are always welcome and no registration is required. Books will be available at Firestone Park Branch Library 4 weeks before each meeting.

    Location: Firestone Park

Thursday November 8, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:15 AM Storytime Fun for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join Miss Bobbie for the joy of stories, rhyme, movement, and music.  Recommended for preschoolers age 3-5 with caregiver. 

    Location: Odom
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play  
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   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 is September 6 through November 29 (no story time November 22)

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

Thursday, November 8, 10:30 am

Ages birth - 3 1/2

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

(There will be no program on September 20, 2018)

 

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, September 6-November 15, 10:30am

(3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays in November, 11:30 am
(Excluding November 22)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdivr@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly 10 minute count of bird species found in Downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary! We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

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

Puzzle Pizzazz Time

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

November 8 Do you like solving puzzles? If you like word searches, dot-to-dots, 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. Large groups, please call ahead with number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations.

    Location: Goodyear
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Wii: Just Dance - November 8

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

Come test your gaming skills with friends! For school age kids and teens.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Wizard Week: Harry Potter Break-Out Box  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Do you have the magical knowledge to crack these codes? Grades 2-6

    Location: Main Library
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM Art @ the Speed of Life  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Art @ the Speed of Life

Second Thursday of the month, 6 pm

November 8

 

Too busy to do art?  Let us plan the project and you can come and enjoy.  Join us for a variety of art and craft activities.  We will explore the entire spectrum of activities from paper arts to fine arts and everything in between.  Class size is limited. Ages 16 and up preferred.  Registration requested at 330-643-4770. Registration begins Monday, August 13.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   6:00 PM Veteran's Recognition Dinner  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, November 8, 6 pm

Join us for this moving program as we thank those who’ve served our country bravely.  Please contact us to register for this special ceremony for Veterans and a guest.  Refreshments will be served. 

The program will be held at the Russ Pry Community Center. Please register for this program by calling 330.628.9228.

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion  
    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  -  7:00 PM Irving Berlin: Songwriter & Patriot  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Gene Kiefer as he shares his love and knowledge of Irving Berlin, one of the greatest songwriters in American history. Berlin’s life and patriotic contributions will be the focus of this fascinating multimedia presentation.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Branch Library.

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

This months meeting of the Akron Inventors Club will feature speaker Mike Starkey, Principal Engineer with Enventys Partners. Mike will talk about product Marketing and Commercializing. He has extensive experience working with medical related devices, especially in the areas of prosthetics and surgical aids. Getting your invention out on the market can be a hurdle for an inventor. Mike will share his experience with us to help avoid some of the common pitfalls inventors or small business owners may face.

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

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

Join the Richfield Crafters for this month’s unique craft program. There is limited space for these programs: please call or register at the front desk. Registration begins one month before the program date.

November 8 -  Thanksgiving Crafts

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    Location: Richfield
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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
   7:00 PM Thanksgiving Side Dishes  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES

Chef Catherine St. John from the Western Reserve School of Cooking present a 1 ½ hour demo on how to get ahead of the big day and make it easy on yourself. She will also demo 3 dishes: salad with cranberries, pecans, gorgonzola, and a honey tarragon dressing; Brussels Sprout Hash with onions, butter, and capers; and while we cannot roast a turkey, there will be some to taste with an Herb Gravy and a cranberry, pear, and ginger sauce. 

Please register in advance.  Class size limited to thirty.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   7:30 PM Over There: The Music of World War One  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Over There: The Music of World War One

Joseph N. Rubin’s Orchestra pays tribute to the music that won "The Great War" in Over There: The Music of World War One. This concert will transport audiences on a musical journey through popular music of the war years of 1914-1918 by some of the greatest American composers of all time including George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern, and Victor Herbert. Immortal songs "Over There," “K-K-K Katy,” “Smiles,” "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm," "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France" and more will be brought to life again in their original orchestrations for the first time in a century. Heidi Swinford, favorite leading soprano on Northern Ohio stages, will recreate selections originally introduced by Vaudeville stars Nora Bayes and Elsie Janis.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7pm. There is no charge for parking in the High/Market parking deck for those who enter after 6 pm and receive a Library validation stamp. For more information about Downtown Akron and available parking, visit the Downtown Akron Partnership website.

    Location: Main Library

Friday November 9, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   12:05 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   12:05 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Richfield Friday Knit and Sew Circle  
    Contact: Richfield Branch   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit, needlepoint, sew, or crochet? If so, join our group on a Friday afternoon every month to work on your project and enjoy good conversation. Want to learn how to knit? Our experienced patrons will show you the ropes – or yarn. No need to register and materials will be provided.

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    Location: Richfield

Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:30 AM NEW! Interactive Teen Safe Driving Program  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

A one-of-a-kind interactive learning experience explaining the risks of a teen driver. Check out the Distracted Driving Virtual Reality Headset that will allow your teen to safely observe dangerous distractions that are found in a driver’s car.  Presented by Akron Children’s Hospital.  Parents are encouraged to participate as well.  Please register in advance.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

This program offers educational, literacy and social opportunities for all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/caregivers and their typically developing peers through the use of story, music and movement to engage the participants.

Sensory Story Time includes a schedule board, a consistent program plan and sensory opportunities; such as, crafts, building and play.

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1892-1924  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

NEW! Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors 1892-1924

Tracing immigrant ancestors during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century uses many of the same strategies as tracing earlier immigrants, but more detailed and complicated genealogy records can be found. This new class by the Special Collections Division will cover record types and research techniques specific to this era.

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

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

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

The Second Saturday of each month (September 8, October 13, November 10), 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  3:00 PM SAT Practice Test  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, November 10, 11 am-3 pm

Take a practice test under realistic testing conditions, get a feel for the endurance you’ll need and receive score reports highlighting your strengths and weaknesses.  Register for this free test through Princeton Review:  https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/413759

    Location: Northwest Akron
   12:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Saturday, November 10, 12 pm

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

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

Family Program

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

 
    Location: Green
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Akron Potter Faire  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   


Save the date! 

Akron Potter Faire: Saturday, November 10, 12-4 pm

    Location: Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Potter Faire  
    Contact: Patty Marsh   330-643-9081   pmarsh@akronlibrary.org
   

The Akron-Summit County Public Library’s “Potter Faire

Saturday, November 10 from 12 noon to 4 pm at Main Library.

Spend the afternoon at the Main Library version of Hogwarts. #potterfaireakron

Meet Jungle Bob and his Fantastic Beasts at 1 or 2 pm

Be sorted into your Hogwarts house for the day,

Practice Quidditch,

Cast away boggarts,

Learn runes,

Taste test Bertie Botts Beans,

Have your fortune told and experience even more from the Harry Potter books and movies.

Don't forget the costume contest at 3:30 pm!

No registration and parking is free!

 

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

We’re going “tech” this month! Play with some high-tech gadgets and have some fun! All ages welcome. Stay for a visit with the dogs from Tails & Tales at 2 pm.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Create an Autumn Tree Picture  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

We’ll be painting a tree base on canvas, then using different materials, including buttons, to create a vivid fall scene. Enjoy the season with our community and be creative. This program has limited space, registration begins August 20. 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 Tails & Tales  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Reading isn’t “ruff” when you practice with a furry friend! Visit with our therapy dogs and read aloud for a sticker! All ages welcome.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturday, November 10, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours!
Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you. 
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley

Sunday November 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Sunday Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   

One of the most popular and prolific authors of our time, Alexander McCall Smith has written or contributed to more than 100 books. The Colors of All the Cattle - His brand new novel, the 19th in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, will be available for sale at the event. As part of the program, there will be a Q&A, and a book signing.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium

Monday November 12, 2018
     Book Club to Go  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Pick up new selections the second Monday of each month. No meeting, no deadlines, just great books! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information is included with each book.

November's selection: The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

    Location: Kenmore
   10:15 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help people, this is the group for you. Everything this talented group makes is donated to helping organizations in our community. If you are new to crafting, we will be glad to get you started. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, we will make good use of them. New members always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in November, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

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

Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play! We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore while making new friends. Ages 1-4 recommended, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Practice ACT with The College Review  
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Take a free ACT Practice Test with The College Review. Test will be graded and your will be reported back to you. Bring a pencil and calculator. Please register by calling: 659.4343

    Location: Richfield
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Recess  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult Recess

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

November 12

Escape your responsibilities—work, bills, groceries—to play and goof around like you did as a kid.  Come play at the Library and have some good old FUN again! Each month we will have something different – building playsets, messy fun, board games, ’60s – ‘90s retro games, video games, etc. Large groups, please call ahead with number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations.

    Location: Goodyear
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Recess  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult Recess

Second Monday of each month, 12:30-2 pm or 6-7:30 pm

November 12

Escape your responsibilities—work, bills, groceries—to play and goof around like you did as a kid.  Come play at the Library and have some good old FUN again! Each month we will have something different – building playsets, messy fun, board games, ’60s – ‘90s retro games, video games, etc. Large groups, please call ahead with number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:30 PM A Different Kind of Book Club  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Have you 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?  No one has to read the same book.  It’s basically one big book report meeting and no books are off-limits.  Classics, Self-Help, Biographies, Cozy Mysteries, Travel, Sci-Fi, anything goes!

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

    Location: Tallmadge
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Media Transfer  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Media Transfer 

Digitize VHS, Super 8, 8 mm, negatives, vinyl LPs, or cassettes for free at our Media Transfer Station.

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

 

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Goodyear   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 for Reading is the second Monday of each month.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Crafters

Second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 12, 26, 6 pm

Enjoy discussion and share knit and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Adult Recess  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult Recess

Second Monday of each month, 6-7:30 pm

November 12

Escape your responsibilities—work, bills, groceries—to play and goof around like you did as a kid.  Come play at the Library and have some good old FUN again! Each month we will have something different – building playsets, messy fun, board games, ’60s – ‘90s retro games, video games, etc. Large groups, please call ahead with number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Recess  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult Recess

Second Monday of each month, 12:30-2 pm or 6-7:30 pm

November 12

Escape your responsibilities—work, bills, groceries—to play and goof around like you did as a kid.  Come play at the Library and have some good old FUN again! Each month we will have something different – building playsets, messy fun, board games, ’60s – ‘90s retro games, video games, etc. Large groups, please call ahead with number of attendees, so we can ensure seating accommodations.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fall into a Good Movie  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us for an afternoon movie adaptation of this month's book club to go.  Popcorn provided.

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

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

Family Program

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts ages 6 and up! Join fellow Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parent’s permission), or to show off your collection. 

This is a child led program.

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Author visit with Don Ake  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Akron native Don Ake writes Midwestern humor with a zing. His latest book “Will There Be Free Appetizers?” proclaims his love of cappuccino, big-screen televisions, the Cleveland Indians, old high school flames, and, of course, free appetizers! Join us for relatable, laugh-out-loud hilarity as he discusses his writing and shares his favorite stories.  Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. 

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia  
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Picture Me Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages birth - 3 years.  Babies, toddlers, and their caregivers are welcomed to join us for this special playgroup where we will play with toys and a green screen. Parents can snap a photo of their child in front of the screen and add backgrounds as desired. Some props will be available but feel free to bring your own. One 4x6 photo may be printed for each child to take home.

No registration necessary, screen time on a first come first served basis.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The History of Hower House  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Now part of The University of Akron, Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 by Akron Industrialist, John Henry Hower and his wife, Susan Youngker Hower. This elegant home is filled with unique treasures and furnishings collected by the Hower Family during their travels around the world. Hower House Museum is open for public and private tours, as well as group tours. Hower House remains one of the finest and best preserved examples of its style in the country and is on the National Historic Landmark registry.  Presented by Lyn Benedict of Hower House Museum.

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    Location: Richfield

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   10:05 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:05 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays, September 4-November 13, 10:30am

(0 to 3 year-olds with a caregiver)

Join Miss Katie in this new story time series for babies and toddlers! Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

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

We'll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, as we make new friends and create something to take home.

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

Tuesday, November 13, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

(There will be no program on September 18, 2018)

 

    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!  Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.  Program designed for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver, but all are welcome.

September 11: Mini Makers- Materials available to inspire children to think, collaborate, problem solve, create and build together. We might get messy!

October 9: Fall Explorers- Celebrate the arrival of the beautiful fall season together. Investigate leaves, apples, pumpkins and animals with your little explorers.

November 13: Fantastical Fun-  Join us as we transform the Children’s Library into a magical play lab for the very young. Fairy tales, imaginative dramatic play experiences, magical creatures, sensory activities, explorations and experiments are waiting for your “little wizards” this month. 

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

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

MS Word, Part 1: Creating/Editing Documents

Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2016. Learn various editing features that allow you to effectively revise documents. Explore ways to quickly copy and move text. Practice prepating files using Word’s document templates to begin documents. Attendance at Basic Computer Skills is preferred.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-3 years and their caregiver. Toddler appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  Wiggly toddlers are welcome. Toddler time is followed by a simple craft and group playtime. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Healthy Decisions  
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

This program highlights Road to Reentry: Making Healthy Choices, which helps restored citizens do the following: understand the importance of managing their physical and mental health; identify resources and programs that help individuals monitor and improve their health; discover techniques for dealing effectively with substance abuse and addiction; and learn about healthy coping methods for dealing with stress. Reentry material provided. Room 1.

 

 

 

    Location: Main Library
   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 Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
   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 BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka.

 

    Location: Green
   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 BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka.

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

MS Word, Part 2: Formatting Text & Paragraphs

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

When Rocky visits, children have an opportunity to practice their literacy skills by reading aloud with him. Drop in to read with him and his owner.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Zen Zone  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

If you're looking for a place to do homework, share music, play games, come by after school and see what is offered that day.

    Location: Tallmadge
   3:30 PM Fall Fun at Firestone  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Fall Fun at Firestone

Tuesdays, 3:30 pm

November 13 Fall Collages

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM Needle Arts for All  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Arts for All

Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:30 pm

November 13 and 27

 

Do you love to knit, crochet, or enjoy other needle arts?  Then this group is for you!  Bring your work in progress and desire to share your knowledge with others.  Curious Newbies are welcome as well!  Come see what others are making and get help starting a project.  Stash donations always welcome and put to good use. 

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   3:30 PM Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Calling all writers! Join us for fun activities and express yourself through writing. 

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Life (skills) Happens: Making Quick & Healthy Snacks - November 13

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

Tuesday, November 13, 3:30 - 5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy! If you can make just one 7" or 9" rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Youth Gaming  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Cheer on your friends and enjoy time spent with others while taking turns playing video games and board games with other students.  Games played are rated T or below.

    Location: Odom
   4:00 PM Holiday Cocoa Jars  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Create a gift jar for a friend or family member to give as a gift! For grades 6-12.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM NatureConnect  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

For Teens and Tweens

Join us as we explore and experience nature in a variety of interesting and engaging ways.

    Location: Norton
   5:00 PM Random Fandom  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Random Fandom

(4th-12th graders)

2nd Tuesday of the month, September 11, October 9, November 13, 5 pm

Are you a geek? Looking for something to do after school?  Join us for a geek-friendly program series that features your favorite fandom in pop culture (movies, books, gaming, and TV shows). Check the teen display area for clues to each month’s theme. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM Book Buzz Discussion Group (at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group 

2nd Tuesdays, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

This discussion group for all ages meets monthly to discuss nonfiction titles 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 a purchase is not required. Nervous Dog Coffee Bar is located at 1530 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Hands-Only CPR and 'Stop the Bleed'  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 13, 6 pm

The Mogadore Fire Department will be hosting a two-part class including Hands-Only CPR and "Stop the Bleed".

The classes should take less than 2 hours to complee.

For more information contact Chief John Cain at cainj@mogadorevillage.org

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM Inspiring Writers Workshop  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Julie Anne Lindsey, Romantic Suspense & Cozy Mystery author will be here to talk about books, writing, and the publishing industry.  Learn about using pen names and the process from writing the book to seeing it published.  Bring your own work to share and bounce ideas off one another.  No registration necessary.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM Meditative Painting: A Workshop for Awareness, Innovation and Self-Expression  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Meditative Painting uses the process of art to get calm and re-connect with the creative spirit. Through attentiveness to your intuition -- the color that attracts you, what lines, shapes, images “want to be painted”-- you’ll enjoy freedom of expression without any pressure to perform, perfect, judge or be judged. It is inquisitive, quieting, and playful.  Zero experience is necessary. Connie Kramer will guide you through artistic exercises using studio-quality acrylics and collage materials on canvas to create your own original piece of art!  Please register for this program starting Monday, October 29, as space and supplies are limited.

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM Vinyl Revival  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Today's digital world has all of us searching for more. This could be the club for you.
Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting.
Join us every second and fourthTuesday of the month.

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sewing Series with Dolly Webb  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Dolly Webb is returning to teach her sewing series. Not so long ago in the “Sewing Times World,” ladies made little sewing keepsakes for themselves or to give as remembrances. Money was tight, so these inexpensively made treasures that held pins, scissors, thread and other sewing items were kept in a sewing basket. Come and make these treasures for yourself or as a gift. Beginners are welcome, and 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
   6:30 PM Make Time for Play!  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

Time to unwind. Bring the kids in for some free play time.  We will have blocks, stackables, tunnels, tubes and more to explore and create with.

For all ages.

    Location: Green
   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.

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

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   10:05 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies and toddlers birth - 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs, movement and stories, followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 
A lap-sit 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.

Special Baby/Toddler Prom, Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 3 and their caregiver.  Dress your best and join us for dancing, crafts, photos, and fun!

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Geared for ages 2 - 5, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Join Miss Jill for books, flannel board stories, rhymes, music and movement followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   3:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

November 14        Legomania

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKIES & CONVERSATION

Talk about what’s going on your life, town, or the world. We’ll discuss philosophy, current events, or whatever is on the group’s mind. And don’t forget we will have cookies!

All ages welcome.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will  range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom
   4:00 PM Family Movie  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax with a movie, popcorn, and drinks. Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon out!

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM NEW! Stitch Clique  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you love to knit or crochet or enjoy other fiber arts?  Then this group is for you!  Bring your work in progress and desire to share your knowledge with others.  Curious Newbies are welcome as well!  Come see what others are making and get help starting a project.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club - Pirate Treasure Hunt  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Wednesdays, 6 pm

Join our math club for grades K-2. Each week we will build stuff, play games, measure, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.

Pirate Treasure Hunt – November 14

To find hidden treasure, you need a good map. Today you’ll be pirates who map the seas, and then you’ll use coordinates to find the treasure before anyone else!

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Scarf Tying  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Best Bib and Tucker will show how to creatively tie various scarves for the cold weather!

    Location: Kenmore
   6:30 PM All Hands on Deck: Lifesaving Lessons—Hands-Only CPR Training  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Almost 610,000 people are killed every year by heart attacks.  Be prepared and learn how to help someone who may be experiencing cardiac arrest at this hands-only CPR training class.  Adults and youth over 10 years old may attend. This workshop is presented by the Summit County Go Red For Women, Passion Committee and supported by the American Heart Association. Please register by calling 330-376-2927 or stopping in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library.

    Location: Highland Square
   6:30 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   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 an 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 15, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:15 AM Storytime Fun for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join Miss Bobbie for the joy of stories, rhyme, movement, and music.  Recommended for preschoolers age 3-5 with caregiver. 

    Location: Odom
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play  
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   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 is September 6 through November 29 (no story time November 22)

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

Thursday, November 15, 10:30 am

Ages birth - 3 1/2

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

(There will be no program on September 20, 2018)

 

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, September 6-November 15, 10:30am

(3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

Action rhymes, music, books, and other activities chosen with you and your child in mind.

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

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 3  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 3: More Useful Formatting Tools

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

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays in November, 11:30 am
(Excluding November 22)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdivr@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly 10 minute count of bird species found in Downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary! We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Word 4  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 4: Adding Pictures and Tables

Learn more on how to insert customized pictures from online and other locations from your computer. Learn how to customize text boxes; draw diagrams and organization charts and insert table.  Attendance at MS Word, part 3 is preferred. Attendance at MS Word, Part 3 is preferred.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thanksgiving Takeway  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop by and pick up supplies to make a candy turkey! Make it and eat it here or take it home with you and save it for later. Grades 4-12

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

Thursday, November 15, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation.

All supplies provided.

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Reading Club - November 15

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

Come test your gaming skills with friends! For school age kids and teens.

    Location: Kenmore
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Music Therapy  
    Contact: Science & Technology   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

We are musical beings. It’s no wonder that research shows that music therapy
can not only heal the soul, but the mind and the body. Music therapy can decrease
pain associated with disease or injury, calm anxiety and stress, promote physical
rehabilitation, reduce muscle tension, provide emotional support and much more.

Curious to see if music therapy could help you? Join us for a free music therapy
experience that you can take with you into your daily life. Led by a music therapist
from the Groovy Garfoose, in Hudson, you may attend one or all of these sessions.
Please call the Science and Technology Division for registration.

    Location: Main Library
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM Coding Club  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

3rd Thursdays (September 20, October 18, November 15), 6:30 pm

Grades 2 to 6: Learn how to write code, design games, and more!

    Location: Main Library
   6:30 PM Movies@Main: The Adventures of Robin Hood  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The best loved bandit of all time sweeps onto the screen in this sensational adventure! Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone & Claude Rains. 102 min. Shown in partnership with Summit County Children Services in celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month. Please visit summitkids.org

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 2-6 years.  Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props, and songs to engage children in stories.  Your children will be active participants in Story Time.  Each session will conclude with a craft and playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Meetings are usually the fourth Thursday of every month, at 6:45 pm. New members are always welcome.

September 27, 2018           FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW, Amy Belding Brown

October 25, 2018               THE HARD WAY ON PURPOSE, David Giffels  

November 15, 2018           THE CURIOSITY, Stephen P. Kiernan

    Location: Highland Square
   7:00 PM Italian Cooking Demonstration  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by The Western Reserve School of Cooking.

This demonstration and tasting will include: White Bean and Rosemary Crostini, Shaved Fennel, Orange and Red Onion Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Farro Risotto with Spinach, Grape Tomatoes and Goat Cheese.

Registration begins on November 1.

 

    Location: Green

Friday November 16, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   12:05 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   12:05 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM B.A.M. (Books and More)  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Spend an afternoon with friends as we snack and chat about our favorite reads!  Books with each month’s theme will be on display in the Children’s area. Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Grades K-6

November 16 -  ScoobyDoo:  Get prepared to solve a few mysteries, munch on some Scooby Snacks and have a good time! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM LEGO Builders  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

LEGO Builders

Third Fridays, October 19 and November 16, 4:30 pm

Fun challenges for the whole family.

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   330-784-7522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for some stories, songs, and rhymes along with a short activity on a different theme each month.

November is Exploring Art

Registration is appreciated.


Saturday November 17, 2018
   1:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Family Yoga  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join OneTreeLove founder and yoga instructor Lisa Meranti for a family-friendly YogAdventures that combines yoga movement, breathing exercises, games, and quiet time.  We will explore our true nature and the benefits of yoga and nature for the whole family.  Best suited for kids 6 and up with parent or guardian encourage to participate.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel, and drinking water.  Call 330-643-4720 for information and to reserve a mat if you do not have one.  Class size limited to 30 particiants.  This class series is open to all levels. 

    Location: Odom
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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 board games, Euro games, role-playing games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, chess, 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.

Usually meets the third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 17: Holiday Ornaments

Get a jump on your holiday decorating.  Choose from 4 different ornaments to make and paint.

Class size is limited.  Please register in advance beginning October 29.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Third Saturday of each month, Nov. 17, 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog, practice your reading skills and make new friends, too! All ages are welcome and celebrated. This is a great way to build your reading skills and read-aloud confidence.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   11:00 AM Saturday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am
Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver.

September 1: Books and songs all about a favorite classic Labor Day treat: Hot Dogs!

September 15:  International Dot Day - Lots of spots and dots will cover the Children’s Library on Dot Day.  Make sure to wear yours, and leave with even more! 

October 6: Harvest Stories – Apples, Pumpkins, and all things Fall

October 20: Feeling Squirrely? – Stories, songs and activities all about those crazy squirrels

November 3:  DINOvember - T-Rex and his friends are back, and they are taking over the Children’s Library!  Bring your claws, paws, and tails, and don’t forget to practice your roar! 

November 17: Give a Hoot! – An owl story time 

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 15, October 20, November 17, 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. 

    Location: Northwest Akron

Sunday November 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library

Monday November 19, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   550.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you. Everything this group makes is donated to helping agencies in the community. Materials are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the V.A., and the International Institute, among others. Are you new to crafting? We will be glad to get you started. If you have supplies or yarn to donate, we will put them to good use.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in November, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Transfer Photos  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Transfer Photos

Do you have digital photos stored on your camera, phone, flash drive or disc? Learn how to easily transfer those images to your computer so you can begin organizing, editing, printing and sharing.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Edit Photos  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Photo Editing Tools

There are some excellent photo editing tools out there. Come watch a demonstration of FREE photo editing options.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Recording Studio  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Recording Studio  

Record music, interviews, or podcasts in our free recording studios.

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Young Writer's Workshop  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Young Writer’s Workshop

Monday, November 19, 3:30 pm

Grades 4-8. Our certified teacher librarian will give simple writing strategies for young writers, and provide prompts for responses.

    Location: Firestone Park
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Mindstorms  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

For Teen and Tweens

Build, program, and command your own robot with our Lego Mindstorm kit.  

Make them walk, talk, and move.  The only limit is your imagination. 

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM Jeopardy Night!  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

This is Jeopardy! Bring your friends and family for a friendly trivia competition. This event is open to all ages but questions will be geared toward teens and adults.

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Fall Craft Frenzy  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Fall Craft Frenzy
Monday, November 19, 6 pm
Stop in for an exciting evening of Autumn inspired creativity and crafting with Miss Erica!
Registration is requested.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Fall Painting Craft  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Please join us for a fun filled event.  An artist will teach you step by step how to paint a fun fall themed painting.  Please register in advance for this program.  Spots are limited to 10 people.

    Location: Odom
   6:30 PM Home Buying  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Steve Kenda from Union Home Mortgage.  Is this your first time buying a home? Has it been quite a long time since you have purchased a new/new-to-you home? Steve Kenda will discuss the basics of home buying.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Meditation  
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Meditation

Too much stress in your life? Want to spend a little quality time with yourself? Want to learn how meditation can work for you? This four week Meditation course offers an opportunity to practice and discuss several forms of meditation. We begin with a basic breathing meditation and add other practices each week. No previous meditation experience is necessary and all practices are offered in a non-religious manner -- all faith traditions (or none at all) are welcome. The sessions will be led by members of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local, non-religious, non-profit organization.

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Let's talk about Alzheimer's and Dementia  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   3306594343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer's; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Lori Presser Certified Dementia Practitioner with Meridian Senior Living will present a program on the types of dementia, prevalence of the disease, how to walk through diagnosis, caregiving tips, as well as information on how to delay its onset.

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    Location: Richfield

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

We'll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, as we make new friends and create something to take home.

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Family Stories and More  
    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 registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   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 Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
   1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

November 20 WAR BRIDE’S SCRAPBOOK by Caroline Preston

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

Shutterfly

Take a tour of Shutterfly and learn how to upload photos, create photo books, personalized photo cards, home décor, prints, stationary, and so much more.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Lounge  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 20, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks, try new activities,

and play video games, in a place that is just for teens.

Grades 6-12

 

    Location: Mogadore
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Group  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

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

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

Make a Thanksgiving craft and watch a movie. Movie TBA. Snacks and beverages provided. 

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

Paws for Reading

Tuesday, November 20, 4 pm

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Drawing 101: Learning How to See Like an Artist  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Drawing 101: Learning How to See Like an Artist

Tuesday, November 20, 6-7:45 pm

Drawing realistically from life is a skill that anyone can learn once they’ve learned a few tricks! This class is an introduction to the ways artists translate what they see from the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional surface. Learn exercises that will challenge you to “see” like an artist and demystify the process of drawing the infinitely complex world. Class size is limited to 20 adult/teen (16 & over) participants. Registration begins on Tuesday, October 30.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 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 November, we will discuss RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE by Zane Grey.

 

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

Tuesday, November 20, 6 pm

Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely market topics and potential solutions to help you stay on track.

Registration is requested; pleaes call 330.628.9228 to register.

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:30 PM Local Author Visits  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Local Author Amanda Flower

Meet our local Tallmadge author Amanda Flower as she discusses her newest books Lethal Licorice, Premeditated Peppermint, Flowers and Foul Play and Death and Daisies.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:30 PM Teen Book Society  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades 6-12

A different theme every month! Bring your favorite book to share and enjoy snacks and activities along with our book discussion.

November 20 Road Trip

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Picasso’s Book Club  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Grades K-4

Art studio meets children’s book club. Art supplies will be available for an unstructured art studio. While the children create, they will be encouraged to chat about the book they read or anything else on their mind. Copies of the books will be held behind the circulation desk for an easy checkout.

Month                                   Picture Book                                                                                   Chapter Book                                                                 Animal Informational Book                           

September                           Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig                          Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly                            Giant Squid by Candace Fleming

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

October                                Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s                               A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck                  Sea Otter Heroes: The predators that saved 

                                             Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick                                                                                                                                  an ecosystem by Patricia Newman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

November                            The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster                             Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin        Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan Roth

    Location: Highland Square

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   10:05 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies and toddlers birth - 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs, movement and stories, followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 

A lap-sit 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 Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Geared for ages 2 - 5, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Join Miss Jill for books, flannel board stories, rhymes, music and movement followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   1:00 PM Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mystery Book Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

October 17: THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly

November 21: THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2 pm

 

COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams

    Location: Mogadore
   3:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

November 21        No Fun Club

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will  range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom

Friday November 23, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Black Friday Scavenger Hunt  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Escape the madness of crowded stores and go on a library scavenger hunt. Those who complete the hunt will be awarded a small prize.

    Location: Ellet
   1:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Use library Legos to complete a building challenge

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Fourth Friday Fun @ 4  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Pizza and a Movie

Hang out with your friends and enjoy some pizza a flick on the big screen.  

 

 

    Location: Norton

Saturday November 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Black Friday Scavenger Hunt  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Escape the madness of crowded stores and go on a library scavenger hunt. Those who complete the hunt will be awarded a small prize.

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

Paws for Reading

Fourth Saturday, October 27 and November 24, 10:30 am

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Not reading yet? Our human pals will read to you.

This is a great way for child to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.

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

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For all ages

No registration necessary.

Snuggle up and read to a furry friend.

    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Craft: Fairy House Nightlights  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Creeate nightlight fairy houses for your own using our materials on a blank form that is waiting for your embellishments.  Come ready to be inspired by the beads, buttons, moss, bark and other items to use for your vision.  This program is intended for all ages but if under age 6, please have a caregiver. 

    Location: Odom
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wii Just Dance  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Bring your friends and show off your dance moves!

    Location: Main Library

Sunday November 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday, 2 pm

A half-hour story time for preschool-primary children

    Location: Main Library

Monday November 26, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   550.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you. Everything this group makes is donated to helping agencies in the community. Materials are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the V.A., and the International Institute, among others. Are you new to crafting? We will be glad to get you started. If you have supplies or yarn to donate, we will put them to good use.

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Music and Movement Mondays  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in November, 10:30 am

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake your sillies out!  For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Monday: Laser Engraver  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

TechZone@Main, Akron-Summit County Public Library's makerspace, has all kinds of equipment to help fulfill your creative dreams as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Join us very Monday at 2 pm for a quick demonstration on how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call (330)643-9145 or email esdiv@akronlibrary.org to register.

Laser Engraver 

Etch patterns, text, logo or pictures onto a variety of materials with our free Epilog Laser Engraver.

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Monday Movie Madness  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Fourth Monday of each month, 3:30-5 pm

For school ages

Join us each month as we view a short movie and munch on snacks.

Pixar Short Films Collection (PG) (54 minutes) - November 26

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Needle Crafters

Second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 12, 26, 6 pm

Enjoy discussion and share knit and crochet projects.

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Mobile Maker [DEMO]  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Mobile Maker from the TechZone@Main

Join the Maker Movement!  Learn about many new and exciting gadgets available in the TechZone@Main Library.  Did you know you can use a 3D Printer, Button Maker, Embroidery Machine, Heat Press, Laser Engraver, and Vinyl Printer (just to name a few) for free or at a minimal charge?  Join one of our Technology Trainers as they explain the different types of equipment available for use and share examples of just what these machines can do.  A perfect place to create unique birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation gifts!  A family-friendly event!

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Yoga With Nia  
    Contact: North Hill   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Gentle Yoga With Nia

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

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Family Madness  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

A mish-mash program that will incorporate art, science, and engineering for kids ages 5-12 and their family. No registration necessary.

November 26Amazing Art – reach for the stars and paint Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

    Location: Ellet

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

We'll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, as we make new friends and create something to take home.

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

TAI CHI;  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Family Stories and More  
    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 registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   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 Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool children age 2-5 years will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remain throughout the program.

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM New Testament  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

A travel presentation by Karen S. Eckart.  

Sites shown to include Bethlehem, Galilee, Jerusalem and more.

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

When Rocky visits, children have an opportunity to practice their literacy skills by reading aloud with him. Drop in to read with him and his owner.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Zen Zone  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

If you're looking for a place to do homework, share music, play games, come by after school and see what is offered that day.

    Location: Tallmadge
   3:30 PM Card Game Day  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Play your favorite card games like Uno and Skip-Bo.

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM YA Café  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 13-18.

Fine Arts; gaming; college/jobs/ careers. You name it, we’ve got it (well, not everything, but still a lot of stuff)!  Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too. (*No program on November 20)

Crafts for Gift Giving - November 27

    Location: Goodyear
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Book Club  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us after school to discuss the book for the month and enjoy a snack.

Refugee by Alan Gratz

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

Tuesday, November 27, 3:30 - 5 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy! If you can make just one 7" or 9" rectangle you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.

To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans. 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   4:00 PM The Great Cake Remake!  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wouldn't it be fun to take a bunch of bakery cakes and redesign them into a completely new creation? Well, here's your chance! Full size cakes will be provided. Limit 20 participants. For grades 6-12.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

The Norton Branch Library needs 6th-12th graders for the Teen Advisory Board. 

Help the library promote reading, plan programs and have fun. 

Earn volunteer hours and help make your Library the place to be!

    Location: Norton
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Times  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and chill out with Miss Kelly.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

November 27 -  Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness:    Spread a little joy this holiday season by crafting some simple gifts to keep or share.  

    Location: Portage Lakes
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM STEAM Scene  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 4-10. Children will playfully explore, with the support of teen volunteers, materials that inspire science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics.

    Location: Highland Square
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   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 Vinyl Revival  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Today's digital world has all of us searching for more. This could be the club for you.
Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area. Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting.
Join us every second and fourthTuesday of the month.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of Norton Library Annual Meeting & Historical Talk  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and enjoy delicious refreshments provided by the Friends of the Norton Library Board, listen to the end of the year wrap-up meeting and vote on any issues.  Afterwards, we invite you to stay and listen to a presentation on local history by Harriet Chapman.  Friends members and the community are invited!  

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

Pinterest [Demo]

Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images – known as pins – and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as Pinboards. Users can browse the contents of others on the main page. Users can then save individual pins to one of their own boards using the “Pin it” button, with Pinboards typically organized by a central topic or theme. Users can personalize their experience with Pinterest by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members.

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

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

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   10:00 AM Hands-Only CPR and 'Stop the Bleed'  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, November 28, 10 am

The Mogadore Fire Department will be hosting a two-part class including Hands-Only CPR and "Stop the Bleed".

The classes should take less than 2 hours to complee.

For more information contact Chief John Cain at cainj@mogadorevillage.org

 

    Location: Mogadore
   10:05 AM Baby & Me Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

For babies and toddlers birth - 24 months with a caregiver.
20 minutes of rhymes, songs, movement and stories, followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am 

A lap-sit 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 Boogie Woogie Books  
    Contact: Miss Katie   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Boogie Woogie Books

Wednesdays, September 26, October 24, November 28, 10:30am

(Ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

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  -  12:00 PM Make Buttons  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Button Maker

Use the button maker to create buttons or magnets to promote your business, a student athlete or band member, etc. We offer 2.25 or 3 inch buttons and magnets for $0.30 and $0.45 per item.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Geared for ages 2 - 5, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Join Miss Jill for books, flannel board stories, rhymes, music and movement followed by group playtime.
No registration required.

    Location: Tallmadge
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   1:00 PM Memory Cafe: An Early Stage Dementia Program  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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
   3:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

After School Fun Club

Wednesdays, 3 pm

Grades K-5

November 28        Apptastic Afternoon

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Maker Day  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, November 28, 3:30 pm

Ever played a keyboard made of bananas? Program squishy circuts? Have robots battle each other?

Teach Ozobots to run through mazes? Try all these and more at our monthly MakerSpace!

Grades K-5

 

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Branch   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday after school to work on a different creative project.  Projects will  range from crafts to writing and all sorts of things in between!  Call or stop in to find out about the project for the week.

    Location: Odom
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Board

Fourth Wednesday of each month November 28, 4:30-6 pm

Try new things, talk about your interests and be creative with tech. The sky’s the limit!  Better yet - you get credit for volunteer hours.

    Location: Springfield-Lakemore
   6:00 PM Animal Communication  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Animal Communication

Wednesday, November 28, 6 pm

Ever wish you could understand what your pet is thinking?  Animal communicator Judith Wade will share her journey of communicating with animals.

 

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

HOLIDAY NECKLACE CLASS

Join us for a fun class in which you make a necklace for yourself or as a gift for someone you love for the holiday season.

Registration is suggested, as this class is limited to 20 participants.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday November 29, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 PM Stories and Play  
    Contact: GOODYEAR BRANCH   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 is September 6 through November 29 (no story time November 22)

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

Every Thursday, 10:30 am, Except November 22: Thanksgiving

Watch as books come to life through stories, music and activities. For children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Curio  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Silhouette Curio 

Did you know that the Library has a Silhouette Curio that you can use for free? It’s a crafters dream! Come to this workshop and learn how to create a file and color, etch and/or cut it out using this extremely versatile machine.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays in November, 11:30 am
(Excluding November 22)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:15 PM  -  12:25 PM Lunchtime Bird Watching  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdivr@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we do our weekly 10 minute count of bird species found in Downtown Akron. No previous bird watching experience necessary! We meet in the Library Park on the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

    Location: Main Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Scene  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

For ages 9-12.

Do you like to create artwork? Dance? Sing? How about hang out and compete in video games? Card games? Board Games?  Science experiments? Drop in each week and satisfy your interests in these and many other activities. (*No program on November 22)

Crafts for Gift Giving - November 29

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM Holiday Cheer!  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Holiday Cheer!

Thursday, November 29, 4 pm

Spread a little cheer this holiday season by making creative homemade gifts for your loved ones. The library will provide materials for a variety of holiday crafts, including tree ornaments, snow globes, and bracelets. Please call 330-836-1081 or stop by the branch to register.

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

Come test your gaming skills with friends! For school age kids and teens.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics, Engineering, and Coding  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics, Engineering, and Coding
Thursday, November 29, 4 pm
Grades 2-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software. 
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics
    Location: Maple Valley
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, November 29, 6 pm

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club.

You don't have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Each month we will get together to talk about a certain book, theme, or 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 recipies, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.

(Snacks will be served at this prorgam. Patrons with food allergy should contact the branch.)  

BEST EVER Cookbook Series

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paper Quilling Craft  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Get ready for the holidays with a make & take craft, poinsettia paper quilling, presented by Kathy Jurich.  All supplies provided.

 

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM Holiday Jar Craft  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
 

Get ready for the holiday season - snow globe style! Join us as we create mason jar lid snow globes.

Registration begins November 12.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Movies@Main: Ant-Man and the Wasp  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

The Ant-Man, the Wasp and Dr. Hank Pym work together to rescue Janet van Dyne from the quantum realm. Smash hit superhero flick starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas & Michelle Pfeiffer. Rated PG-13. 118 min

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

The holiday season is upon us and schedules are busy.  Pick up a book of short story mysteries and share your favorite short story with the group. 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Teen Writers Workshop  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Writers Workshop

(9th-12th graders) 

Last Thursday of the month, September 27, October 25, November 29, 6:30 pm

Working on a writing project and need tips and tricks? Meet with fellow teen writers to hone writing skills, complete fun writing exercises, and share your work. This workshop is for both inexperienced and experienced writers alike.  For our November session, we will have a guest appearance by Dr. Julie Drew, English professor and published author, speaking on the writing and publishing process. 

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

International Cooking Series with Chef Sarah

Join us for a fun fiesta night learning about the foods and amazing family traditions of Mexico.  Taste authentic Mexican flavors and learn how those flavors help bring families together.

This program was rescheduled from it's original date of Tuesday, September 25.

Please call 330-376-2927 or stop in to visit us at the Highland Square Branch Library to register.

    Location: Highland Square
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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
   7:00 PM Holiday Appetizers  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

HOLIDAY APPETIZERS

Chef Catherine St. John from the Western Reserve School of Cooking presents a 1 ½ hour demo class on easy yet elegant appetizers. Smoked Salmon and Herb Cheese-Wrapped Asparagus; Goat Cheese Crostini w/ a trio of roasted peppers; and Shrimp & Avocado Salsa served in corn chip cups. She will also discuss how to put together spectacular charcuterie board (a selection of meats, cheeses, breads, fruit, and condiments).

Please register in advance.  Class size limited to thirty.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday November 30, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   12:05 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   12:05 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet

Saturday December 1, 2018
   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. Join a librarian from the Special Collections Division to learn some of the many features of Ancestry Library Edition and how to do efficient and effective searches. A brief overview of HeritageQuest, which is similar to Ancestry Library Edition, is also included. 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 1, First Floor, Main Library.

Registration required. To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Holiday Open House  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Crafts, cookies and holiday cheer for the entire family.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Monday December 3, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   550.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you. Everything this group makes is donated to helping agencies in the community. Materials are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the V.A., and the International Institute, among others. Are you new to crafting? We will be glad to get you started. If you have supplies or yarn to donate, we will put them to good use.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM InbeTWEEN Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library    330-724-2126   firestoneparkbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

InbeTWEEN Book Club

Monday, 3:30 pm

Grades 4 and up. Join us for book discussion and pizza! *Books will be available at the desk one month before each meeting.

December 3 Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

    Location: Firestone Park

Tuesday December 4, 2018
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

We'll read books, sing and play music, listen to flannel board stories, learn rhymes, experiment with puppets and finger plays, as we make new friends and create something to take home.

    Location: North Hill
   11:00 AM Family Stories and More  
    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 registration necessary.  Costumes welcome on October 30 for Halloween! 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   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
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sewing Series with Dolly Webb  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

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

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Fortunato Film School Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Akron native Joe Fortunato premiers his "Fortunato Film School" series at Akron Main Library.

Featuring a short introduction, and a post-screening discussion, Joe Fortunato gives insight into the filmmaking process and shows how to "read" a film creatively.                                                                                                                                                                                              

 Fortunato Film School will be a regular series in 2019.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium

Thursday December 6, 2018
   4:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 15, October 20, November 17, 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. 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: Mission: Impossible - Fallout  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Ethan Hunt and his team must track down stolen plutonium after their mission goes awry. Non-stop actioner starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg & Angela Bassett. Rated PG-13. 147 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 December 7, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   12:05 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet

Saturday December 8, 2018
   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.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.
    Location: Main Library

Monday December 10, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   550.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you. Everything this group makes is donated to helping agencies in the community. Materials are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the V.A., and the International Institute, among others. Are you new to crafting? We will be glad to get you started. If you have supplies or yarn to donate, we will put them to good use.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley

Tuesday December 11, 2018
   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 December, we will discuss a holiday book.

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

When Rocky visits, children have an opportunity to practice their literacy skills by reading aloud with him. Drop in to read with him and his owner.

    Location: North Hill
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   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.

Class size is limited. Contact the Science & technology Division to register.

    Location: Main Library

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   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 an 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 December 13, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes

These free, convenient, GED classes are designed for those for whom English is a second language. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please contact Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to arrange for testing and orientation.

 

 

    Location: North Hill
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion  
    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
   6:30 PM Movies@Main: Mary Poppins  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! A practically perfect nanny works for a banker’s family and teaches them just how much fun life can be! Starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns & Ed Wynn. Rated G. 139 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 December 14, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   12:05 PM Babytime  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 6-24 months and their caregiver. Stories, songs, bounces, rhymes, and activities geared for babies followed by group playtime.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet

Saturday December 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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 board games, Euro games, role-playing games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, chess, 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.

Usually meets the 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

Monday December 17, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   550.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you. Everything this group makes is donated to helping agencies in the community. Materials are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the V.A., and the International Institute, among others. Are you new to crafting? We will be glad to get you started. If you have supplies or yarn to donate, we will put them to good use.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley

Tuesday December 18, 2018
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 10- December 19
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required
    Location: Maple Valley

Thursday December 20, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Melissa Recco   330-467-8595   mrecco@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby Time

Thursdays, December 14-January 11, 10:15

Baby time is for children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver. Our program feature bounces, songs, and stories.

 

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Melissa Recco   330-467-8595   mrecco@akronlibrary.org
   

Baby Time

Thursdays, December 14-January 11, 10:15

Baby time is for children 24 months and under with a parent or caregiver. Our program feature bounces, songs, and stories.

 

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Handmade Snow Globes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Come in and piece together your own snow globe using water and glitter!  Supplies will be provided. Grades 4-12.

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM Movies@Main: Classic Mystery Double Feature  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

DEAD MEN TELL - Master detective Charlie Chan investigates a series of murders on board a ship. Starring Sidney Toler & George Reeves. 60 min TERROR BY NIGHT - Murder strikes on a speeding train with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in hot pursuit! Starring Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce. 60 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 December 21, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill

Saturday December 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Children of all ages can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  

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

Our Paws for Reading dogs are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton

Wednesday December 26, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill

Thursday December 27, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM African United Front Book Discussion  
    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
   6:30 PM Movies@Main: Incredibles 2  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Mr. Incredible is left to take care of the kids while Elastigirl tries to restore the public’s trust in superheroes. Blockbuster animated hit starring the voices of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson & Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG. 118 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 December 28, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Project Learn Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Project Learn Citizenship Classes - New to North Hill!

These free, conveniently located classes are being offered to assist immigrants and refugees as they work toward American citizenship. If you or someone you know would like to attend these classes, please call Project Learn at 330-434-9461.

    Location: North Hill

Monday December 31, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Lisa Weiser   550.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

If you love to knit, crochet, and help others, this is the group for you. Everything this group makes is donated to helping agencies in the community. Materials are donated to Akron Children's Hospital, the V.A., and the International Institute, among others. Are you new to crafting? We will be glad to get you started. If you have supplies or yarn to donate, we will put them to good use.

    Location: North Hill

Wednesday January 9, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   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 an 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 January 19, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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 board games, Euro games, role-playing games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, chess, 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.

Usually meets the third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday February 13, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   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 an 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 February 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

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 board games, Euro games, role-playing games, standard cards, mah-jongg, war games, chess, 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.

Usually meets the 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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