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Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
     Book Club on the Run  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

September- WILD by Cheryl Strayed

October- THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

November- GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee

    Location: Firestone Park

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

Book Club to Go

New books are available the first week of each month.

No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

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

    Location: Goodyear

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

Tallmadge Tribe Book Club

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

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

Pick them up any time during the month listed.

    Location: Tallmadge

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

Test Your Knowledge for Teen/School Age

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes

Monday September 18, 2017 -  Sunday October 1, 2017
     On Your Own - Leaf Shapes  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

 

Look at the NatureConnect table to see some different shapes of leaves, then punch some new shapes out of them.


Sunday September 24, 2017
   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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library

Monday September 25, 2017
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, August 28

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Yoga Play for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Mondays in September, 10:30am

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 Play A While  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   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 session meets twice per week for 12 weeks.

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, August 28

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM Vacationing Vicariously Via Jewell Jones' Journals  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Too busy to get away on vacation this year? Well not to worry! "Vacationing Vicariously via Jewell Jones' Journals " is a way for you to "get away" just by going to the library. Jewell will read from her vacation journals and share pictures taken by her husband from their summer vacation in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

    Location: Ellet
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

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

TISSUE PAPER ART

Tissue paper art transfer canvas.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bringing Down the Dam; Freeing the Falls  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Elaine Marsh, Watershed Speacialist from the Summit Metro Parks will present "Bringing Down the Dam; Freeing the Falls". Elaine will discuss the potential benefits of removing the 100 year old Gorge Dam that dams up the Cuyahoga River in Gorge Park, Cuyahoga Falls. Her presentation will examine the interwoven story of Gorge Dam, the Cuyahoga River and Gorge Metro Park. It is a fascinating story of gravity and water, of scenic beauty and contamination, and of competing economics. Don't miss this unique program!

This program will be presented in Meeting Room 2AB, on the High Street Level across from the Auditorium.

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needle Crafting @ The Library  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

 

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

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new.

No registration required – just come on in and use our space.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fact or Fiction? Navigating Today’s News  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   highlandsquare@akronlibrary.org
   

Spin, satire, fake, and plain old bad reporting: the University of Akron teams up with the Library to help you navigate today's confusing world of news literacy. Join us for a panel discussion on reading the news with a critical eye.

    Location: Highland Square
   6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

Family Program

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

This is a student led program. 

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Fall Craft  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult Fall Craft- Join us as we guide you through the steps of making a Fall mason jar craft for your fall display.  We'll provide the materials;  you supply the fun in this social craft event.  

    Location: Odom

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

 
    Location: Green
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, September 26, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

(There will be no program on October 3)

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary
   

Help our youngest patrons get started with language and social skills. Adult caregivers and their little ones will read books, learn rhymes, sing, have fun together, and end 

 

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   33-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, September 19- October 24, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesdays, November 14- December 19, 10:30-11:30 am

Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Ages 2-5 years

Tuesdays 11 am, September 5,12,19,26 November 7,14,21,28

Children will enjoy, rhymes, musice, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remian with children throughout the program.

 

 

    Location: Kenmore
   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remain with children throughout the programs. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

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

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 Toddler Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:30 PM Painted Pebbles  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 or 6:30 pm

Transform rocks and stones into your own beautiful masterpiece. Attendees are encouraged to come relax and let their inner creativity flow. Class size is limited to 25 adult participants for each session. Register for only one session.

Registration begins on Tuesday, August 29.

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afterschool Teen Book Club  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Afterschool Teen Book Club- Come ready to discuss our next book! 

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

Tuesdays, September 26, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle,
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
    Location: Mogadore
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Book to Tree Art  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Turn a book into a cool looking Christmas Tree!  Join the fun!  Snacks will be provided.  Event is limited to the first 20 students to arrive.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Design A Sign  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

This is your moment to help decorate the Teen area of your library!  Come develop a new Teen sign for the Teen area!  Snack provided to those who participate.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Far-Out Fashion Wars, Second Edition  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

You will have 30 minutes to design and create a haute couture outfit for your fashion mannequin.  Both girl and boy mannequins are provided.  You do not need to know how to sew!  There is a prize for the best voted outfit!  Space is limited to the first 25 participants.  This is a timed event so you must arrive on time in order to participate.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Monster Glove Art  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come create crazy monster gloves for Halloween!  Stretchy gloves will be provided along with snacks.  This program is open to the first 20 students to arrive.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Sharpie Tie Die T-Shirt Art  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are making tie dye art shirts!  T-shirts will be provided.  There is limited space so only the first 15 students to arrive may participate.

    Location: Kenmore
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 How to Navigate the Medicare Maze  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM Insights into the Unknown  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

INSIGHTS INTO THE UNKNOWN

Do you believe in ghosts?  You will after you see a presentation on the paranormal and ghost hunting by investigators from Tri-C Ghost Hunters!  They collectively have been on over 900 investigations, from a small two-bedroom apartment in West Virginia to a large medieval castle in Scotland.  They have over 180 years' total experience in the paranormal field and have investigated nearly 200 locations, including many well-known haunted locations and numerous private homes.  

Come join us as they take you on a trip into the world of paranormal and ghost hunting as they present evidence from some of their most memorable investigations.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM Vinyl on Trial  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Vinyl on Trial

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 fourth Tuesday of the month.

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-633-4345

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

Basic Computer Skills

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

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:30 PM Books Without Reading  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Evenings, 6:30 - 8 pm

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

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

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Painted Pebbles  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 or 6:30 pm

Transform rocks and stones into your own beautiful masterpiece. Attendees are encouraged to come relax and let their inner creativity flow. Class size is limited to 25 adult participants for each session. Register for only one session.

Registration begins on Tuesday, August 29.

    Location: Goodyear

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Room 2AB

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

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

    Location: Firestone Park
   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 inviduals  in their own community. Meaningful social and educational activities promote social interaction, companionship and learning.

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Pre-K Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, August 28

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Rocky.
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: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Snap Circuits

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Game Day  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, September 27, 3:30 pm

Come in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll provide both board and card games, and sometimes we’ll have Life-Size games to try out. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play!

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week

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

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

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

FLUBBER

For children in Kindergarten- 4th Grade.

Porgram is held one Wednesday a month at 4:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:00 PM Inside the Human Body  
    Contact: Kenmore   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Ever wonder what the organs in your body actually do? Curious as to what they look like? Join us as we explore the inner workings of the human body. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

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

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

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

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

Spaces limited.  Register today!

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

 

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.

Glow-in-the-Dark City

We will build 3-D shapes with glow sticks and Styrofoam balls.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Evening Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, August 28

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM Fabulous Fall Foods  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, September 27, 6 pm 

Summer is coming to an end and we're starting to see hints of fall around every corner. Best of all, fall foods are showing up at the market. Join Erin Molnar from Countryside Conservancy as she discusses fall produce, recipes, and tips for utilizing the autumn bounty.

(This program is being held in lieu of Cookbook Club)

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Home Buying Workshops  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Gwen Kwee, Mortgage Manager from Civista Bank, along with Maria Grimm, Realtor from Russell Real Estates Services, and Angela Kurlich from Angel Insurance, will give three workshops on the best practices for purchasing a home. Please call the branch to register.

Home Buying 101 Wednesdays at 6 pm

Sept 27 and Oct. 25

Home Buying Process

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6 pm

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Windows 10  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Windows 10

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

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

READERS CHOICE of a Robert Randisi book

Fly Me to the Morgue (Rat Pack Series #6)The Way You Die Tonight (Rat Pack Series #9)

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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 afterward with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

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

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

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

Thursday, September 28, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

(There will be no program on October 5)

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

Preschool Story Time

2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, September 14 to November 2, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the fall season with stories, music and NatureConnect* fun.

See you in the beautiful NatureConnect garden!

*We will meet in the library meeting room when weather is not favorable for the NatureConnect garden experience.

 

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, September 21- October 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Thursdays, November 16- December 21, 10:30-11:30 am

Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No Story hour on Thursday November 23.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

    Location: Firestone Park
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays in September, 11:30 am
Join Miss Erica for stories, music, and more!
For children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver.
 Younger children are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   1:00 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage young 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Keep Calm and Color On  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. This program is great for any skill level.  Come and share in the fun! No registration required.  

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM Mature Muscles Exercise  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Mature Muscles Exercise

Thursdays, 2 pm

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

Please register in advance.

September 28:  Mature Muscles Chair Yoga

 
    Location: Green
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Young Writer’s Workshop  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Our certified teacher librarian will give simple writing strategies for young writers, and provide prompts for responses.

Grades 4-8

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Painted Pebbles  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   
   

Transform rocks and stones into your own beautiful masterpiece.

For ages 11-18. Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics and Coding  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, September 28, October 26, November 30, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software. 
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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: Beauty and the Beast  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
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The enchanting fairy tale come to life in this spectacular success. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad and Ewan McGregor. Rated PG. 129 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:00 PM The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing Series  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing, including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for bringing out the best of the writer’s work. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

Thursday, September 14, 6 pm Your Brain: Where Great Ideas Come From

Tuesday, September 19, 6 pm Who Am I? A Guide to Character Development in Fiction

Thursday, September 28, 6 pm Where Am I? A Guide to Creating Realistic Settings

Tuesday, October 3, 6 pm What Did You Say? How to Create Realistic Dialogue

Tuesday, October 17, 6 pm What's Going On? A Guide to Creating a Slam-Bang Plot

Tuesday October 24, 6 pm The Feng Shui of Writing: How to Find the Right Atmosphere to Write

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

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

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

File Management

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

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Bringing Down the Dam; Freeing the Falls  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Learn about apps that can easily translate languages and text without knowing a single word in another language, easily create a jam-packed and informative itinerary that you can use without any internet access, find and book hotels, flights and events inexpensively and knowledgeably and much more. 
Take your trip with confidence knowing you practically have a travel agent in your pocket.

 

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

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

A WELCOME MURDER by Robin Yocum

LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by Kristen Lepionka

TOO LUCKY TO LIVE by Annie Hogsett

 

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

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes

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

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Ballet Excel  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Ballet Excel

Saturday, September 30, 11 am

Ballet Excel’s ROAD® will provide an interactive storytime experience for children and families.  We will enjoy using our imaginations to make stories come to life!  Children will get to participate in specific sections and will watch the unique ways that movement can enhance a story-telling experience.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   11:00 AM Tai Chi Animals  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   3307847522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

This family session includes a number of animal postures and movements. Kids and adults will stand strong like a horse, move quickly like a cat, be as playful as a monkey and as balanced as a crane.

Registration is appreciated.

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

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

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

Open play with Lego’s, Duplo’s and other building materials.

All ages.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Getting Crafty with Magazines  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Come and enjoy this fun craft. We will be using magazines to make artwork. All supplies are provided by the library. Please call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM 11th Annual Murder Mystery  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

THE BIG DOUBLE-CROSS

The chief and the crime boss have arranged a summit to "clear the air".  But someone has been "bumped off", and everyone is a suspect!  Prizes for the successful sleuth, and food for all.

For patrons 16 & over.

Ticket entry is required.  Tickets are FREE - two per person only.

Register in person starting on September 8th at 7pm.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Sunday October 1, 2017
     Story Writing Contest for Children  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Story Writing Contest for Children

During the month of October, you can pick up a form at the branch to enter our contest. This month we ask children from kindergarten through 6th grade to write a story about what happens when you hear an ad on the radio for a new product. Like magic it will do something amazing. You decide to try it out. What does it do? What happens? Entries must be turned in by October 31.

    Location: Goodyear

Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017
     Book Club on the Run  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

October- THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

November- GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee

    Location: Firestone Park

Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017
     Book Club to Go  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

 

Book Club to Go

New books are available the first week of each month.

No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

October - THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan

    Location: Goodyear

Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017
     October is National Book Month  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Guess how many books are in our library for a chance to win a gift card!

    Location: Firestone Park

Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017
     Tallmadge Tribe Book Club  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tallmadge Tribe Book Club

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

October - THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordan

Pick them up any time during the month listed.

    Location: Tallmadge

Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017
     Test Your Knowledge  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Test Your Knowledge for Teen/School Age

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

October - I love the 90's...Cartoon edition
A walk down memory lane, when times were so much simpler. Put that knowledge to good use, get a passing score. If you can.
 

    Location: Tallmadge

Sunday October 1, 2017
   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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library

Monday October 2, 2017
     On Your Own - What’s Up With Mr. Bones?  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

 

Find the skeleton bones around the children’s area and see what Mr. Bones has to say.

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

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

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby and Me  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 0-18 months and their adults

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

    Location: Highland Square
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needlecrafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

    Location: Odom
   6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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
   6:30 PM Soup Jar Craft  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330-896-9074   
   

Adult Program

Join Tonya Gardella as she tests our culinary skills. We will be tasting prepared soups and you will craft your own soup in a jar to take home.  

Please register in advance for this program.

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

Evening Book Discussion: THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS by Claire Messud

Books are available for check out at our service desk one month prior to the discussion. New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM More Tales from Beyond featuring Jim Kleefeld  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Best suited for teens and adults

Jim is back with more spooky tales!

 

    Location: Firestone Park

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

 
    Location: Green
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby/Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary
   

Help our youngest patrons get started with language and social skills. Adult caregivers and their little ones will read books, learn rhymes, sing, have fun together, and end 

 

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   33-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, September 19- October 24, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesdays, November 14- December 19, 10:30-11:30 am

Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

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

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

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

 

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

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 Toddler Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

First Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Goodyear
   12:30 PM On the Table  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ON THE TABLE:  COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS

A candid and open discussion on the state of our local community and seeking ideas for improving our neighborhood while sharing a meal together.  Meals provided by the Friends of the Nordonia Hills Branch Library.

Limited to 12 participants.

Registration is required, please call (330) 467-8595 or stop by the Library.

 

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Group-  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  -  5:00 PM Teen On The Table  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-4720   odom@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we gather for a discussion of topics that pertain to our local community!  Dinner will be provided.  Registration is limited to 12 so please call the Odom Branch at 330-643-4720 or stop by the library.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VOLUNTEEN  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you like to help others? Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization?  Become a Volunteen! 

Any interested teen or tween can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 Teen Writers Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Writers Club

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:00 PM The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing Series  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing, including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for bringing out the best of the writer’s work. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

Thursday, September 14, 6 pm Your Brain: Where Great Ideas Come From

Tuesday, September 19, 6 pm Who Am I? A Guide to Character Development in Fiction

Thursday, September 28, 6 pm Where Am I? A Guide to Creating Realistic Settings

Tuesday, October 3, 6 pm What Did You Say? How to Create Realistic Dialogue

Tuesday, October 17, 6 pm What's Going On? A Guide to Creating a Slam-Bang Plot

Tuesday October 24, 6 pm The Feng Shui of Writing: How to Find the Right Atmosphere to Write

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM On The Table  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-4720   odom@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we gather for a discussion of topics that pertain to our local community!  Dinner will be provided.  Registration is limited to 12 so please call the Odom Branch at 330-643-4720 or stop by the library.

    Location: Odom
   6:30 PM Author Talk with Irv Korman  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

During his 30 years working within the Akron Public School System, Irv collected an array of memorable quotes from his students. Straight from the inked margins of his tattered lesson plans book, Irv shares some of these verbal gems in his book ANTUAN WAS HEAR. Join us and hear more about this book and others he has written.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:30 PM Medicare 101 with Sharon Honroth  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 pm 

THE VANISHING by Wendy Webb

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

ON THE TABLE:  COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS

A candid and open discussion on the state of our local community and seeking ideas for improving our neighborhood while sharing a meal together.  Meals provided by the Friends of the Nordonia Hills Branch Library.

Limited to 12 participants.

Registration is required, please call (330) 467-8595 or stop by the Library.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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

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

 

    Location: Maple Valley
   10:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ankle Biters Children's Improv Show and Workshop  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

Performance: 10:30 am

Workshop: 11:15 - noon

Ankle Biters is an interactive, family-friendly improv show performed by Crooked River Comedy, Northeast Ohio's premier improv troupe. Each show is completely made up on the spot based on your child's ideas. Best of all, your child will have a chance to take the stage and be part of the fun! Recommended for children ages 4-94 (and beyond). Stick around after the show for a special improv workshop with the actors.

    Location: Highland Square
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Coffee and Coloring  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us as we discuss THE GIRLS by Emma Cline.

Light refreshments provided.

    Location: Norton
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM No School Today Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
No School Today Movie Matinee
Wednesday, October 4, 1:30 pm
Kick back and relax on your day off from school while watching a family friendly movie!
For your enjoyment we’ll also provide popcorn and drinks.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM School's Out Movie  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

School’s Out Movie

Wednesday, October 4, 2 pm

Drop by on your day off from school and watch a movie with us! Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibtrary.org
   

Image result for the mirror thiefOctober's book - The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay. Join our group for a lively discussion of these titles. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk

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

No School, No Fun Club

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM AR Book Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.rog
   

Wednesday, October 4, at 3:30 pm.

Is your child struggling getting his or her AR Points? Join us after school and spend 10, 20, or 30 minutes reading with a staff member.
We’ll read to you, you can read to us, and we’ll get those points! Snacks will be provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, October 4,  at 3:30 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 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: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week

    Location: Odom
   4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

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

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

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

Paws for Reading

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.

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

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

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

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

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

Spaces limited.  Register today!

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

 

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.

Crazy 8’s Race

We are going to play a giant board game where 8’s are lucky.  Move your car along the game board and see who drives all the way to 64 first.

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM PUCO: Seasonal Prep Tips  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Different seasons bring different challenges, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio wants to help you understand how to deal with them all. Participants will learn about seasonal assistance programs, energy conservation and efficiency tips, safety tips and the different kinds of tax rebate programs that Ohioans can take advantage of.

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

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

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 pm

THE NEST by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 miuntes 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  -  7:45 PM Tackling the Runaway Costs of College  
    Contact:    330.659.4343   
   

Presented by The College Funding Educators of America. Topics to be discussed are: The Financial Process, Sticker Price vs. Net Price of College, other loan options available, and preparing a plan to minimize the cost of college. 

    Location: Richfield

Thursday October 5, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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 afterward with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

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

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

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

Preschool Story Time

2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, September 14 to November 2, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the fall season with stories, music and NatureConnect* fun.

See you in the beautiful NatureConnect garden!

*We will meet in the library meeting room when weather is not favorable for the NatureConnect garden experience.

 

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, September 21- October 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Thursdays, November 16- December 21, 10:30-11:30 am

Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No Story hour on Thursday November 23.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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 Excel 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.com
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage young 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Resume & Cover Letter Mini-Clinics  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Do you need some help with your resume? Register for a fifteen-minute mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and enjoyable. If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it along.

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

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build the 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 Days  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bigfoot Investigator Marc DeWerth  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Marc is the President of the Ohio Bigfoot Organization and an Ohio Bigfoot Investigator since 1990.  He will focus on the most up to date sighting reports in the Buckeye State and other Midwestern states. He will also be sharing some of the most compelling audio recordings that his team recorded in 2016 in an area of multiple sighting reports that are sure to intrigue even the biggest skeptic.

    Location: Norton
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 Antique Appraisals with Jason Adams  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Collectibles expert and art historian Jason Adams returns for another round of antique appraisals.  Limit two items per person.  No swords or firearms.  Please register at the library or call us at 330-666-4888.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the fabled trident of Poseidon while being hunted by an undead sea captain. Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Orlando Bloom. Rated PG-13. 129 min

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Richfield
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Aromatherapy  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a free introduction to essential oils. This is a hands-on workshop to help you understand the basics of aromatherapy and essential oils. Presented by Sandra Sorbin, CCAP (certified clinical aromatherapy practitioner)

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

A FORCE OF NATURE

The Largely Literary Theater Company presents a show celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  It tells of the meeting between President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir in Yosemite.  Based on Mark Dawidziak's new book, Theodore Roosevelt for Nature Lovers.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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

Community Photo Scanning Day

In Collaboration with the Portage Lakes Historical Society

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

 

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

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Ellet
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Presale  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library BookSale Presale

 

    Location: Highland Square
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Preview Sale for Friends Members  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Friday, October 6, 3:30-5:30 pm

Get in on the best selection!

Memberships are available at any time at the library or at the sale.

    Location: Mogadore

Saturday October 7, 2017
     Take it and Make it Saturdays - Spooky Sparkler  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

Spooky Sparkler

Create a festive sparkler that makes a spooky sound.

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Mogadore Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Book Sale leftovers will be available to teachers and non-profit organizations on Saturday, October 7 between 2:30-4 pm. 

Contact Kim DeBenedictis at 330-643-4672 with questions.

    Location: Mogadore
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Highland Square Branch Library Booksale  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Highland Square Branch Library Booksale

10 am - 2 pm Booksale

2 pm - 3 pm Bagsale

Questions?  Call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Kenmore Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Proceeds benefit the Kenmore Branch Library.

    Location: Kenmore
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Odom Friends of the Library Booksale  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   
   

Join us for the Odom Friends of the Library Booksale Saturday, October 7 from 10am-3pm.

    Location: Odom
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters Corner  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow crafters for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  Come for an hour or the entire day!

No experience necessary - all crafters welcome!

 

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

First Saturday of the month, 10 am-4 pm

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

No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

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

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel Practical Application  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Practical Application Project 1-3

Let’s practice what we have learned in Excel levels 1-3 by creating a workbook that would require to use most of the functions taught in Excel 1-3 classes. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1-3 is preferred.

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Fold3  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Fold3

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Beautiful Stuff  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

What can you create from found materials?

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Pumpkins, Paint, and Punch  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Program

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

For children 7 and up. 

Please register in advance.

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

Family Program

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

their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  

 
    Location: Green
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Medieval Demonstration  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

The Barony of Brendoken of the Society of Creative Anachronism, Inc. will be putting on a Medieval demonstration of armored and rapier combat, medieval dress, different forms of sewing and embroidery, weaving, illumination and calligraphy. 

    Location: Norton
   1:00 PM Local Picture book author and illustrator Lindsay Ward  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

This special hour-long presentation includes story time, question and answer session, and book signing. Lindsay will also demonstrate how to draw her characters. Books will be available for purchase.  This program is for children ages 3-7 and their adult caregivers.

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM First Saturday Afternoon Flick  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

First Saturday Afternoon Flicks

Saturdays, 1-3 pm

Join us for an afternoon movie at the library. We’ll provide popcorn and juice while you kick back and enjoy the flick.

October 7-  SING

 

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM Stop-Motion Animation Workshop  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 2 pm

Grades 3 and up, come learn all about the basics of stop-motion animation and create a short video! Space is limited, registration requested. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes

Sunday October 8, 2017
   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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library

Monday October 9, 2017
     Book Club To Go  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

October's Pick: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

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

    Location: Kenmore
     Book Club To Go  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

November's Pick: The Talisman by Stephen King

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

    Location: Kenmore
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM TEEN READ WEEK  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

UNLEASH YOUR STORY!

October 9-14

Stop by the Norton teen section during Teen Read Week to “Unleash Your Story” and you might win a prize!

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 4  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Free, open playtime! Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore and even create a little art. Intended for ages 1-4 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby and Me  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 0-18 months and their adults

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

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

Join us the second Monday of each month.

This month's book: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante

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

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

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

HOME SAFE by Elizabeth Berg

Home Safe

Do you like to talk about the books you enjoy reading with others?  Then join us the second Monday of each month at 2pm for reader-to-reader book discussions, informal fun, and sharing with fellow fiction lovers.

In this month's selection, Helen Ames–recently widowed, coping with loss and grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her–is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, and is meddling in her life, offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice. Helen’s problems are compounded by her shocking discovery that her mild-mannered and loyal husband was apparently leading a double life. The Ameses had painstakingly saved for a happy retirement, but that money disappeared in several large withdrawals made by Helen’s husband before he died. In order to support herself and garner a measure of much needed independence, Helen takes an unusual job that ends up offering far more than she had anticipated. And then a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery that causes both mother and daughter to reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM InbeTWEEN Book Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Grades 4 and up

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

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

Mondays, September 11, October 9, November 13, 4 pm

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 Messy Monday  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PUMPKIN PAINTING

Pumpkin Painting.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:00 PM Science Toy Box  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Come play with some of the library’s new gadgets and games.  We will have snap circuits, the card game SET, and more. 

Grades 4-12.  Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Beginning Watercolor Part 1  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Through demonstration and hands-on help, you’ll learn all the basic watercolor techniques in a small, relaxing class. No drawing experience or artistic skill required. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

 

 

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

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Ohio Hauntings  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Jim Kleefeld will present a collection of stories and legends taken from non-fiction accounts of ghostly investigations and haunted happenings. He will tell tales of spirits who supposedly haunt the Mansfield Reformatory, Franklin Castle, Concord Cemetery and more.

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

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new.

No registration required – just come on in and use our space.

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

LEGO Club

Mondays, September 11, October 9, November 13, 6:30 pm

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

    Location: Northwest Akron

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   4:00 AM Drum Lessons  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

6-12 grades

Tuesdays 4 pm, September 5,14, October 10, 24, November 7, 21

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM TEEN READ WEEK  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

UNLEASH YOUR STORY!

October 9-14

Stop by the Norton teen section during Teen Read Week to “Unleash Your Story” and you might win a prize!

    Location: Norton
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

 
    Location: Green
   10:30 AM Art Explorers  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Art Explorers

Ages 12 months to 4 years with a caregiver

Tuesdays, September 19, October 10, November 7, 10:30 am

Get messy and experiment with a variety of materials in this artsy storytime!

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 10, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

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

Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am Children learn through play, and we like to play in the Children's Library!  Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers. Come explore, make friends, share stories, create and play with us.       

September 12: “Fall Explorers”- Celebrate the arrival of the beautiful fall season together. Investigate leaves, apples, pumpkins and animals with your little explorers.

October 10: “Young @ Art”- Art materials and supplies provided for your budding artists. Build your child’s imagination and develop fine motor skills by creating beautiful, open ended works of art together. We will get messy!

November 14: “Curious Kids”- Join us as we transform the Children’s Library into a science lab for the very young. Hands-on, sensory activities, explorations and experiments are waiting for your “little Einstein’s” this month.

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   33-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, September 19- October 24, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesdays, November 14- December 19, 10:30-11:30 am

Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 18 months-5 years old and their adults

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  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 session meets twice per week for 12 weeks.

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

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

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

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

 

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

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 Toddler Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Book Discussion

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

    Location: Green
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Video Gaming  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Video Gaming- Cheer on your friends and enjoy time spent with others while taking turns playing video games.  Games played are rated T or below.  

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

Tuesdays, October 10, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle,
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
    Location: Mogadore
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Drum Lessons  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 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
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 (at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Book Buzz Discussion Group

2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

This discussion group for book lovers in their 20s and 30s meets monthly to talk novels and nonfiction over drinks crafted by the baristas at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar. Copies of each title will be available at the Northwest Akron Branch Library one 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.

September 12 THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

October 10 FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

November 14 HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Bumblebee Gourd Painting with Kathy Meekins  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

What is all the buzz about? Come find out! Paint a bumblebee on a gourd for a fun seasonal craft. Please register for this program beginning Monday September 18th. 

    Location: Ellet
   6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part One: Last Will & Testament

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the basics of Estate Planning. Covered topics include writing your Will, considering a Power of Attorney and the necessity of Advanced Health Care Directives.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM Vinyl on Trial  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Vinyl on Trial

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 fourth Tuesday of the month.

Please register for this program by calling us at 330-633-4345

    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 in the place to be! You'll help plan Teen programs and decorate the Teen Area. It looks great on a resume too. For ages 11 to 18. Please call 330-643-9067 for information.

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

STITCH CLIQUE

Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and yarn and stitch the evening away.

Join us for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and more.

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM 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 Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

PAWS FOR READING

Read a book to Edmund, a certified therapy dog.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours!  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: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Navigating the Medicare Maze  
    Contact: Highland Square   330.376.2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Navigating the Medicare Maze with Sharon Honroth

Are you turning 65 or coming off a company plan? Just confused about the different parts of Medicare, what is covered and what isn’t? Don’t navigate the Medicare maze alone! Sharon Honroth will explain Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplements and Part D Prescription Plans at this educational seminar.

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

    Location: Highland Square

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM TEEN READ WEEK  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

UNLEASH YOUR STORY!

October 9-14

Stop by the Norton teen section during Teen Read Week to “Unleash Your Story” and you might win a prize!

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

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Home School Readers  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Home School Readers

October 11, November 8, December 13, 1-3 pm

Join us for an afternoon of reading fun. Different activities will be available at each session. This is a new program and will evolve to meet the needs of our homeschooling community.

 

    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Rocky.
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: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Board Games

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKIES AND CONVERSATION

One Wednesday each month we'll meet to talk about what's going on in your life, town or the world.  We'll discuss philosophy, current events or whatever is on the groups mind.  Don't forget we'll have cookies!  All ages are welcome.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week

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

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

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

BUTTON BOWL

For children in Kindergarten- 4th Grade.

Porgram is held one Wednesday a month at 4:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:00 PM Lego League  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

All ages

Wednesdays, 4 pm September 13, October 11, and November 8

Feeling freative? Stop in between 4 and 6 pm to build a masterpiece with other Lego lovers! All ages welcome; caretaker assistance is appreciated for the younger designers. Legos are provided and creations will be displayed in the library!

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

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

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Lego League  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Feeling creative? Stop in between 4 and 6 pm to build a masterpiece with other Lego lovers! All ages welcome; caretaker assistance is appreciated for the younger designers. Legos and provided and creations will be displayed in the library.

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

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

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

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

Spaces limited.  Register today!

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

 

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.

Funny Money

This week we’ll take coins to a new level.  You will get to ‘buy’ small prizes and play rock, paper, scissors.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel 5  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Cookbook Club

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

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM TEEN READ WEEK  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

UNLEASH YOUR STORY!

October 9-14

Stop by the Norton teen section during Teen Read Week to “Unleash Your Story” and you might win a prize!

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

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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 afterward with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

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

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

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

Thursday, October 12, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Preschool Story Time

2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, September 14 to November 2, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the fall season with stories, music and NatureConnect* fun.

See you in the beautiful NatureConnect garden!

*We will meet in the library meeting room when weather is not favorable for the NatureConnect garden experience.

 

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, September 21- October 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Thursdays, November 16- December 21, 10:30-11:30 am

Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No Story hour on Thursday November 23.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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 Excel 6  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Ellet
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.com
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance

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

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

Do you like solving puzzles? If you like word searches, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, brain-teasers, logic puzzles, etc. then stop on in. We will have a variety of puzzles on hand, or feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage young 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Keep Calm and Color On  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. This program is great for any skill level.  Come and share in the fun! No registration required.  

 

 

 

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

BRAIN ON FIRE by Susannah Calahan

Title: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, Author: Susannah Cahalan

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spooktacular Speed Challenge  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for “Minute to Win It” style challenges, but with a Halloween twist. Compete to win prizes!

For ages 11-18. Please register in advance for each program.

    Location: Goodyear
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 Medicare 101  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

This program will help you understand Medicare, what it covers and what it does not. You will learn about Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plans. This program is present by Sharon Honroth.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM Painting Party  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 12, 6 pm  

Follow along with Rachel from Palladian Palette who will give you step-by-step instructions and leave you with a finished masterpiece. 
No experience necessary and all supplies provided. 

Space is limited. Call 330-628-9228 to register.

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Craft Program Series  
    Contact: Richfiel;d Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

ADULT PUMPKIN CARVING

Image result for pumpkin carvingJoin the Richfield Crafters. There is limited space for these programs – Please register at the front desk. Registration begins Monday, August 7. 

    Location: Richfield
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   7:00 PM Ohio Hauntings  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

OHIO HAUNTINGS

Jim Kleefeld tells chilling tales of eerie places and ominous deeds, including a display of intriguing artifacts from historical Ohio places.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Friday October 13, 2017
   4:30 AM  -  5:45 AM Friends of the Norton Library Preview Book Sale  
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Preview sale for Friends members is Friday, October 13, from 4:30 to 5:45 pm.  Memberships may be purchased at the door.  You must be a member to attend.

    Location: Norton
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM TEEN READ WEEK  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

UNLEASH YOUR STORY!

October 9-14

Stop by the Norton teen section during Teen Read Week to “Unleash Your Story” and you might win a prize!

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

MS Excel, Practical Application Project 4-6

Let’s practice what we have learned in Excel levels 4-6 by creating a workbook that would require to use most of the functions taught in Excel 4-6 classes. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 4-6 is preferred.

 

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

Image result for grapes of wrath movieNovember's movie - The Grapes of Wrath with Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell

    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library Preview Sale  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Proceeds benefit the Portage Lakes Branch Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes

Saturday October 14, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Preview - All Bag Sale

The early bird gets the best selection and great deals! You must be a Friend of the Library to attend. Friends' memberships will be available for purchase at the door.

    Location: North Hill
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends of NWA Library Members Preview Book Sale  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   
   

Friends of NWA Library Members Only Preview Sale

October 14, 2017

9am Friends Preview
10am-3pm Open Sale

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

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Norton Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

 

The Friends of the Norton Branch Library will be holding their Fall Book Sale on Saturday, October 14, from 10 am- 2 pm.

The preview sale for Friends members is Friday, October 13, from 4:30 to 5:45 pm.  Memberships may be purchased at the door.  You must be a member to attend.

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

Friends of NWA Library Book Sale

October 14, 2017

10am-3pm Open Sale

 

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale-All Bag Sale  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Friends of the Library Fall Book - All Bag Sale

Now is the time to stock up on great reads, music, DVDs, and more at our ALL BAG SALE! Everything will be $4.00 a bag plus tax per bag. Bring your own bags and be prepared to shop until you drop. Shop early for the best selection and great deals for everyone in the family. Get your stash of books for reading by the fire over the coming winter season. Dealers are welcome!

    Location: North Hill
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Maple Valley Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    You don't want to miss this book sale. We have a variety of great materials from best sellers, DVDs, magazines, CDs and more. Everything must go.
    Location: Maple Valley
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Open to the public!

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

Proceeds will benefit the Portage Lakes Branch Library.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM TEEN READ WEEK  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

UNLEASH YOUR STORY!

October 9-14

Stop by the Norton teen section during Teen Read Week to “Unleash Your Story” and you might win a prize!

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lego Open Build  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Bring your imagination and engineering skill. We will provide the Legos. For children kindergarten – 4th grade. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

All ages

Saturdays, 11 am, September 2, October 11, November 8

Kids of all ages, with their caretakers, are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, snacks and more! Please register at the front desk.

    Location: Kenmore
   11:00 AM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Kids of all ages, with their caretakers, are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, snacks and more! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

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

The Second Saturday of each month, (September 9, October 14, November 11) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Board Room: Board Gaming  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

The Board Room:  Board Gaming-  Let your inner geek out and join us as we discover new and revisit some old favorite tabletop games.  

    Location: Odom
   11:30 AM  -  3:30 PM In the Park: StoryWalk  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

The Fairlawn-Bath Library presents a StoryWalk at Bath Park’s “Fall into Nature” event located at the Bath Nature Preserve, 4160 Ira Rd. 

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Megagame  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

MEGAGAME:  NIGHT FALLS

Under cover of darkness, vampires clash with the villagers who hunt them.  Do you have the strength of will and negotiating savvy when night falls?  This is an exciting new interactive mix of board game, role-playing, tactical thinking, and model UN.  

Come alone or bring some friends.  The more players, the better!  Teams will be formed at the event.  No prior expeience is necessary.  

This event will have snacks and prizes!

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, October 14, November 11, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Hour  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   cadiv@akronlibrary.org
   
  • Read and share your original poems for a 5 minute interval.
  • Poetry lovers are welcome to attend and enjoy the words of our local poets.
  • Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
  • Registration is requested. Adults age 18 and over. Meeting Room 1.

 

 

    Location: Main Library

Sunday October 15, 2017
   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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library

Monday October 16, 2017
     On Your Own - Tracing Lines with Loose Parts  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

 

Check out the NatureConnect table and create a pattern along some lines out of stones, sticks, leaves, and shells.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Story Time  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Ellet
   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 session meets twice per week for 12 weeks.

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby and Me  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 0-18 months and their adults

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needlecrafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

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

All ages

Mondays, 4 pm, September 18, October 16, November 20

There's something for everyone at Family Game Night! We have board games, card games and toys for the tots! Feel free to bring in any of your favorite games!

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Family Game Night  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

There’s something for everyone at Family Game Night!  We have board games, card games and toys for the tots!  You can also feel free to bring in any of your family’s favorites!

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM Free Women’s Self-Defense Class  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn simple techniques that could save your life! This two-hour class is designed to offer women both verbal and physical techniques including: screaming; wrist breakaway; free oneself from a chokehold; escape if pinned to the ground; practice kick and slaps. Sponsored by John Galonski, chief assistant prosecutor and Sherri Bevan Walsh, Summit County Prosecutor.

Class size is limited to 30 adult participants, so registration is requested.

Registration begins on Monday, September 18.

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

It’s the season for costumes, candy, and pumpkins!  The library will supply pumpkins and everything you need to decorate them.

For Grades 2-5. Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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
   6:30 PM If These Walls Could Talk  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

If These Walls Could Talk:Researching the History of Your House

This program will show you how to find available resources through the Library and other local agencies in order to learn more about the history of your house.
Presenteed by the Library's Special Collections Division.

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

Family Program

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

This is a student led program. 

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Halloween Craft  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Adult Halloween Craft- Join us as we guide you through the steps of making a paper book pumpkin craft for your Halloween home display.  We'll provide the materials;  you supply the fun in this social craft event.  

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

Have you always wanted to start a good story only to realize you don’t have the time? Or maybe you want to feel just like a kid again and have a good story read to you? Let your imagination wander as you join Storyteller Kyle Jozsa from Wandering Aesthetics as he shares a series of short stories – radio play style – for adults only. B4 BED: STORIES FOR ADULTS is all about that return trip to childhood. So sit back, relax and get away from the everyday as we read you enthralling episodes from modern and classic writers alike. *Participants should feel free to bring their sewing, knitting or crocheting projects, coloring books or other handheld fidget toys to enjoy as Kyle weaves these tales. No registration required. 

 

 

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Have you always wanted to try yoga but were unsure if you could do it? Did you used to go to yoga class but have have drifted away? Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds. Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

Baby Time

For babies 6-24 months and a caregiver.

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

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

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

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

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   33-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, September 19- October 24, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesdays, November 14- December 19, 10:30-11:30 am

Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 18 months-5 years old and their adults

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  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 session meets twice per week for 12 weeks.

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

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

 

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

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 Toddler Time  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Toddler Time

For ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   1:30 PM Rabid Readers Book Discussion  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Books are available in advance at the circualtion desk.

October 17-Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

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

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

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

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

 

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    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Lounge  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 17, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks,
try new activities, and play video games, in a place that just for teens.

Grades 6-12

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Spooky Teen Jewelry Making  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Just in time for halloween, join us to make the spookiest DIY jewelry and accessories.  Get ready to get crafty and creative with glue guns, beads, and more.  Registration is requested in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or stopping by at the Odom Branch.    

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afterschool Adventures  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Apple Mania 

Join us for an apple fest. We’ll make apple art, peel apples with an old-fashioned crank peeler, taste different types of apples and enjoy tasty apple treats. Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween STEAM  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

Ages 8-13 perferred, registration is not neccessary.

    Location: Norton
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 Bring Your Bill with PUCO  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Are you confused by your utility bill? Do you have questions about how to save money or ensure accurate usage numbers? The Ellet Public Library and the Public Utilities Commision of Ohio (PUCO) invite you to bring your utility bill to the library on October 17th at 6 pm and get answers to any of the questions you might have. The Bring Your Bill event will provide you with the opportunity to clarify the charges on your bill, find your current energy supplier, learn about alternative suppliers, seek resolutions to billing disputes or get answers to any utility-related questions you might have.

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

Evening Book Discussion

Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. For October, we will discuss MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout.

    Location: Green
   6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part Two: Revocable Trust

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through a complex but popular Estate Planning tool, the Revocable Living Trust. Covered topics include how to establish your trust and use it to manage your assets through various phases of life, including incompetence.

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing Series  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing, including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for bringing out the best of the writer’s work. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

Thursday, September 14, 6 pm Your Brain: Where Great Ideas Come From

Tuesday, September 19, 6 pm Who Am I? A Guide to Character Development in Fiction

Thursday, September 28, 6 pm Where Am I? A Guide to Creating Realistic Settings

Tuesday, October 3, 6 pm What Did You Say? How to Create Realistic Dialogue

Tuesday, October 17, 6 pm What's Going On? A Guide to Creating a Slam-Bang Plot

Tuesday October 24, 6 pm The Feng Shui of Writing: How to Find the Right Atmosphere to Write

    Location: Northwest Akron
   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.  Registrations are limited to two spots per person.  Both nights will feature the same painting, so registrations per person are limited to one night each.

For ages 16 & over.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Investment Perspectives  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   
Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 pm
 
Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing timely market topics
and potential solutions to help you stay on track. 

Registration is requested; please call 330.628.9228.

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to register.

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

Dessert and Discussion for Teens and Adults

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

For the month of October, we will discuss THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson.

    Location: Green

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Room 2AB

    Location: Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Date  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Play Date

Wednesday, September 20, 10 am- 12 pm

Wednesday, October 18, 10 am- 12 pm

Wednesday, November 15, 10 am- 12 pm

 

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

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

Mini Movers

Ages 5 and under with a caregiver

Wednesdays, September 20, October 18, November 15, 10:30 am

Shake, jiggle, and jive in this fun musical program!

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

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

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

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

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

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

Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

October 18 HEAVEN IS HIGH by Kate Wilhelm

November 15 CURIOUS MINDS by Janet Evanovich

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

MS Word, Part 3: Useful Editing and Reviewing Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Legomania

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM AR Book Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.rog
   

Wednesday, October 18, at 3:30 pm.

Is your child struggling getting his or her AR Points? Join us after school and spend 10, 20, or 30 minutes reading with a staff member.
We’ll read to you, you can read to us, and we’ll get those points! Snacks will be provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, October 18, at 3:30 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 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: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Fall Harvest  
    Contact: Kenmore   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Explore the colors and taste of seasonal fall produce while you play with your food!  We’ll be creating art out of some tasty treats from the fall season! Caretakers must assist the younger explorers. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

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

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

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

Paws for Reading

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.

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

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

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

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

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

Spaces limited.  Register today!

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

 

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.

Beach Ball Party

How many breaths does it take to blow up a beach ball?  Next, we will play number volleyball.  We’ll have a ball!

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Pizza and Pages Teen Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Pizza and Pages Teen Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 6 pm

October 18:  CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander

November 15: WORDS WITH WINGS by Nikki Grimes

Join us for pizza to share your thoughts about the book selected each month.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Fire Safety in Your Home  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Lt. Slash from the Akron Fire Department will present an educational program about fire prevention. Free smoke detectors will be available. Please call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Medicare 101 with Sharon Honroth  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Are you turning 65 or coming off a company plan?  Confused about the different parts of Medicare, what is covered and what isn’t?  Don’t navigate the Medicare Maze alone!  Sharon Honroth, an independent insurance agent from Kaz Co., will explain Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplements and Part D Prescription Plans at this educational seminar.

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

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 miuntes 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 Writers Guild of Nordonia Hills  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

WRITERS GUILD

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

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM History of Aprons Presentation  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

History of Aprons Presentation with Patsy Biddinger

Patsy Biddinger will share examples from her apron collection as she shares how aprons have evolved over time. Once a symbol of hard work and fortitude, aprons came to be a fashion statement. Passed down between generations in families, aprons become a sign of family heritage. People attending are encouraged to bring aprons from their own families to share.

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

    Location: Highland Square

Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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 afterward with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

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

Family Storytime

For all ages.

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

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

Thursday, October 19, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Preschool Story Time

2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, September 14 to November 2, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the fall season with stories, music and NatureConnect* fun.

See you in the beautiful NatureConnect garden!

*We will meet in the library meeting room when weather is not favorable for the NatureConnect garden experience.

 

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, September 21- October 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Thursdays, November 16- December 21, 10:30-11:30 am

Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No Story hour on Thursday November 23.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

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

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage young 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Word 4  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Word, Part 4: More Useful Enhancing Tools

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Thursday, October 19, 3:30 pm

Join us with special guest, Snapology Inc. of Kent, for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 
All supplies provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Help plan programs, design displays, and provide input for new books to add to the collection. Bring your best ideas to improve your library!

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build the 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 Days  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 and Games  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 19, 6 pm

Come to the library for this therapeutic source of creativity and relaxation and de-stress as we color inside and outside of the lines and stimulate the mind. Activity sheets, coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.

Adults only please.  

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

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

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

Cosmo Topper turns amateur detective when the ghost of a murdered woman convinces him to find the culprit in a spooky old mansion. Wonderful comedy/murder-mystery starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Patsy Kelly. 89 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:30 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   7:00 PM Scary Sweets Bake-off  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Youth and Teen Program

Prepare something at home with a spooky or Halloween theme, then bring it to share for fun and prizes. Bakers may bring their families as guest tasters.

Please sign up in advance.  

 
    Location: Green

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   1:00 PM Mad Science  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Join Dr. U R Awesome to make slime, elephant toothpaste, and fake blood in his Halloween science lab.

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fall into a Good Movie  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Fall into a Good Movie- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   Join us for an afternoon movie.  Popcorn Provided.

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends Member Preview  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Friends Members can come take an early look at the Fall Book Sale.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:30 PM Minecraft Club  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Minecraft Club

Fridays, September 15, October 20, November 17, 3:30 pm

Grades 3 and up, join us to mine and craft on our multi-player server! No account is necessary. Space is limited, registration requested. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron

Saturday October 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Friends Member Preview  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Friends Members can come take an early look at the Fall Book Sale.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Come check out the deas at the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library Book Sale 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pom-pom Pumpkins

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   10:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   
   

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences. Please call Tricia Bohanon at 330.643.4702 to register or for more information.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

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

Paws for Reading

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.

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

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

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.

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

Find My Past

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Calling all Wild Things!  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

Feel free to dress like a Wild Thing and let the wild rumpus begin!

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

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

Sensory Storytime

3rd Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 10:30 am & 11:30 am

Join us for this adapted storytime where children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a supportive environment with respect and appreciation for differences. Please call Tricia Bohanon at 330.643.4702 to register or for more information.

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

Saturdays 12:30 pm September 16, October 21, November 18

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM Decorative Gourds  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Kathy Meekins to create a decorative gourd bee to place in your plants or elsewhere. Space is limited, so Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
   2:00 PM Anime Afternoon  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Anime, crafts, and snacks.

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build the reading confidence of beginning or struggling readers by reading to our Therapy Dogs International dog friends.  

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

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

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

    Location: Richfield
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO Saturdays  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a fun LEGO themed field trip to the Norton Branch Library

for a Bricks4Kidz event featuring free play, motors and LEGO Perler Beading

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

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

    Location: Main Library

Sunday October 22, 2017
   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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library

Monday October 23, 2017
   3:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Chess Club

6-12 grades

Mondays, September 11, October 23, November 13

We are starting a chess club where we will meet once a month and you can test your skills with other chess lovers.  Feel free to bring your own chess set.

    Location: Kenmore
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Bag Sale by the Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Purchase a bag and take home as many books as you can fit inside it.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play A While  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Wonder Woman Day  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wonder Woman Day

Saturday, November 11, 11 am

Come dressed as your favorite superhero to celebrate Wonder Woman with crafts, snacks, games, and more! All ages welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby and Me  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 0-18 months and their adults

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

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

Internet, Part 1: An Introduction

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Chess Club Mondays  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are starting a chess club where we will meet once a month and you can test out your skills with other chess lovers.  Feel free to bring your own chess set if desired.

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

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects.

 

 

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

Do you enjoy learning about new hobbies, crafts, or hands-on projects? Join us for a new adult-friendly gathering of crafters, thinkers, hobbyists, artists, tech enthusiasts, students, and more. Bring your craft or hobby with you and work on it at the Library. Share your love with others and maybe learn something new.

No registration required – just come on in and use our space.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Monday  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Family Movie Monday
Every third Monday of the month, 6 pm
Join us for a family friendly movie, snacks, and drinks!
 
October 23: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG) (89 min)
November 27: Despicable Me 3 (PG) (96 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

MONSTER MOBILES

We're making monster mobiles.

Join our program for families of all ages!  Program is held one Monday per month at 6:30pm

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM Pumpkin Painting  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Pumpkin Painting

Monday, October 23, 6:30 pm

We’ll supply the pumpkins and other materials to create a festive decoration! All ages are welcome. Please register for this program.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Upcycled Draft: Make a Book Pages Wreath  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Upcycled Craft -  Make a Book Pages Wreath

Join us as we upcycle old books into beautiful wreaths to decorate your home. Please call the branch to register beginning Monday, October 2. This program is limited to 15 participants.

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   4:00 AM Drum Lessons  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

6-12 grades

Tuesdays 4 pm, September 5,14, October 10, 24, November 7, 21

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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 Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 24, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   33-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time ages 3-6

Tuesdays, September 19- October 24, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesdays, November 14- December 19, 10:30-11:30 am

Preschoolers bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 18 months-5 years old and their adults

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  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 session meets twice per week for 12 weeks.

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

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

 

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

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: Meet the Reentry Providers  
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Reentry providers in Summit County assist citizens returning from incarceration in the following areas: mental and spiritual health; medical assistance; transitional housing; job training; and much more. Meet some of the organizations devoted to help individuals make a smooth transition back into the community. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-meet-the-reentry-providers-tickets-36810540317?aff=es2

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

This book club will meet every 6 weeks at A Walk in the Park Café (no food or beverage purchase necessary) located across the street from the Firestone Park Branch Library. Stop in the library to pick up our next book.

THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

 

 

 

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

Internet, Part 2: Searching, Printing, and Favorites

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afterschool Teen Book Club  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Afterschool Teen Book Club- Come ready to discuss our next book! 

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

Tuesdays, October 24, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7” or 9” rectangle,
you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm. 
To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.
    Location: Mogadore
   3:45 PM Afterschool Crowd  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Drum Lessons  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part Three: Long Term Care (Medicaid) Planning

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the nuts and bolts of Long Term Care planning strategies. Covered topics include understanding Medicaid eligibility, the spend down, the look back, and asset protection.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing Series  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

The Novel in You: Introduction to Novel Writing

In this six-part writing workshop, each session will provide an in-depth look at a different part of writing, including how to create realistic characters, dialogue and plot, and the tools necessary for bringing out the best of the writer’s work. Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

Thursday, September 14, 6 pm Your Brain: Where Great Ideas Come From

Tuesday, September 19, 6 pm Who Am I? A Guide to Character Development in Fiction

Thursday, September 28, 6 pm Where Am I? A Guide to Creating Realistic Settings

Tuesday, October 3, 6 pm What Did You Say? How to Create Realistic Dialogue

Tuesday, October 17, 6 pm What's Going On? A Guide to Creating a Slam-Bang Plot

Tuesday October 24, 6 pm The Feng Shui of Writing: How to Find the Right Atmosphere to Write

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

Are you a music lover?  This could be the club for you. Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area.  Bring an open mind and new suggestions for our next meeting. No registration required. 

 

 

 

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Grandmother’s Little Sewing Treasures  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Grandmother’s Little Sewing Treasures

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

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

BLEEDING CANDLES FOR HALLOWEEN

For students in grade 5 and up.  

Join us one Tuesday a month at 6:30pm to get together and create using a different medium each time.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

    Location: Firestone Park
   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 inviduals  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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Email 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Rocky.
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: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Wii Gaming

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Game Day  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, October 25, 3:30 pm

Come in for an afternoon of classic games. 
We’ll provide both board and card games, and sometimes we’ll have Life-Size games to try out. 
Feel free to bring any cards or games of your own to play!

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Fall Harvest  
    Contact: Kenmore   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Get ready for Halloween by decorating pumpkins and gourds. Make them scary, funny or just plain weird!  Pumpkins will be provided. Caretakers must assist the younger artists. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After-School Craft Club  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

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

 

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.

Funky Fractals

Using wax sticks, we will make wild repeating patterns called fractals.  Then we will combine them to make a giant maze.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family STEAM Nights  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Home Buying Workshops  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Gwen Kwee, Mortgage Manager from Civista Bank, along with Maria Grimm, Realtor from Russell Real Estates Services, and Angela Kurlich from Angel Insurance, will give three workshops on the best practices for purchasing a home. Please call the branch to register.

Home Buying 101 Wednesdays at 6 pm

Sept 27 and Oct. 25

Home Buying Process

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6 pm

    Location: Maple Valley
   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.  Registrations are limited to two spots per person.  Both nights will feature the same painting, so registrations per person are limited to one night each.

For ages 16 & over.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Searching The Reporter: Akron’s African American Newspaper and Other Newspapers on Ohio Memory  
    Contact: Main - Special Collections Division   330-643-9030   speccollections@akronlibrary.org
   

Searching The Reporter: Akron’s African American Newspaper and Other Historic Newspapers on Ohio Memory

The Reporter, Akron’s African American newspaper covering 1969-2016, is now available and full-text searchable on Ohio Memory! Join Jenni Salamon of the Ohio History Connection to learn how this newspaper was transformed from hardcopy to microfilm to digital images, as well as tips on how to search the digital collection as part of your genealogy or local history research.

The digitization of the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s collection of The Reporter was funded in part by the Dick and Chris Chenoweth fund of the Akron Community Foundation.

Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio whose mission is to help communities share, discover and connect to Ohio’s rich past through dynamic online resources. The website provides free access to over 700,000 digital images from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.

Jenni Salamon is the Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection where she manages their newspaper digitization and microfilming projects, including the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. She has been with the Ohio History Connection since 2009, and has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University. Her areas of expertise include newspaper digitization as well as traditional and digital newspaper research on various topics. When not thinking about newspapers, she can be found reading, crafting or spending time with her adorable dachshund.

Class will take place in Meeting Room 2AB on the High Street Level of Main Library.

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division. 

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

READERS CHOICE of a Chris Cavender book

Title: Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder (Pizza Lover's Mystery Series #2), Author: Chris CavenderTitle: The Missing Dough, Author: Chris CavenderTitle: A Pizza To Die For, Author: Chris Cavender

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

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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 afterward with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

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

Thursday, October 26, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Preschool Story Time

2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, September 14 to November 2, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Norton Branch   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the fall season with stories, music and NatureConnect* fun.

See you in the beautiful NatureConnect garden!

*We will meet in the library meeting room when weather is not favorable for the NatureConnect garden experience.

 

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

Little Folks Story Time ages 6-35 months

Thursdays, September 21- October 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Thursdays, November 16- December 21, 10:30-11:30 am

Little folks, bring your favorite caregiver and join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more.  No registration required. No Story hour on Thursday November 23.

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun!  Each session will be followed by play time or a fun activity.  Activities are geared for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome to attend.

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.com
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage young 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Email 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

E-mail Basics, Part 2: Message Management

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Norton
   3:30 PM Silent Library  
    Contact: North Hill Branch   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Complete various tasks without alerting the librarian (or the security officer) to your activities.  Can you keep quiet long enough to finish the task? Grades 4-12

    Location: North Hill
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Goodyear Monster Factory  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Dan & Nate and create your own miniature monster.

For ages 11-18. Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Time: Robotics and Coding  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Tech Time: Robotics and Coding
Thursdays, October 26, November 30, 4 pm
Grades K-6
Join Sylvan Learning Center & Maple Valley Library as we find our EDGE with STEM@Sylvan.
This program offers an exciting chance to learn hands on robotics while using Lego® WeDo Software. 
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, coding, and physics. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Tallmadge Branch Library Fall Book Sale  
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:00 PM Energize Your Day  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 26, 6 pm

Energize Your Day

For those who sit at a computer for hours at a time and for those who are on their feet all day, several de-stressing, healing and re-energizing applications are taught. This program incorporates movements from martial arts, Yoga, Qigong and Polarity Therapy as well as self-massage, acupressure and eye care. This seminar, taught by Nancy Gardner, LMT and certified Tai Chi instructor, includes handouts of the exercises covered.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Local Thanksgiving  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 26, 6 pm

Erin Molnar from Countryside Conservancy will discuss how you can utilize local ingredients to make your Thanksgiving dinner.
You will receive information on ingredients commonly available from local farmers during the run up to Thanksgiving,
including turkey breeds, potato varieties, and more with recipes to provide inspiration for your holiday feast.  

(This program is being held in lieu of Cookbook Club)

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

Discovering her super powers and true destiny, Princess Diana of the Amazons leaves her home to restore peace to a war-torn world. Epic blockbuster starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston and Connie Nielsen. Rated PG-13. 141 min

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

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

    Location: Maple Valley
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Missing Time and the Possible Connection to Alien Abduction  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Thomas Wertman, State Director of the Mutual UFO Network of Ohio, will explore incidents of missing time and their possible connection to alien abduction. Several cases will be discussed including personal experiences of the presenter, which began in the early 1960s. Are they real or imagined, the audience can decide for themselves after the program.

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

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

BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Delphine de Vigan

GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN by Charlie Donlea

TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave

 

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

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage young 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  -  8:00 PM Ohio State Buckeye Football: the Forgotten Dawn  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

A fascinating look at the early days of Buckeye Football. Learn from the author Robert J. Roman about how, after Ohio State’s first game outside the state (a victory in Kentucky), the team had to run for its life, chased by an angry mob of stone-throwing locals. This program will appeal to anyone interested in the early history of athletics at American public universities.

    Location: Richfield

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 27, 3:30 - 4:30 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 Party Couture featuring TKO DJ’s.

Grades K-7

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Spooky Halloween Carnival  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Spooky Halloween Carnival
Friday, October 27, 3:30 pm
Pumpkins, balloon animals, and face paint, oh my!!
Stop by with family and friends for a spooky good time!
Dress up in your creepiest costume and participate in ghoulish games and creepy crafts. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM T.G.I.F: Tweens Great Informal Fridays  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch    330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Grades 3-6

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

 

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

    Location: Portage Lakes

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

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

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Reentry in Motion: University of Akron Reentry Clinic  
    Contact: Simone Richardson   330-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Receive assistance from the University of Akron School of Law with the following: expungement; certificate of qualification for employment; clemency; and license restoration. Information to bring to the clinic include the following: driver’s license or identification card; proof of address (mail); date of birth; last four numbers of Social Security Number; and pay stub. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-university-of-akron-reentry-clinic-tickets-36810603506?aff=es2

    Location: Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Friends of Green Library Book Sale

    Location: Green
   11:00 AM Halloween Spooktacular Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Come in costume for a ghoulish good time!

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Teens Do Something!  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

Need Volunteer Hours?  Join us one Saturday a month from 11:00am-1:00pm, drop in at any time or stay the entire time.  Some projects are:  making library decorations, cookies for the sheriff's office and cleaning library books and shelves.

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM All About Search and Rescue Dogs  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

ALL ABOUT SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS

Join the Ohio Search Dog Association for a talk all about these amazing animals:  why a dog's sense of smell helps them excel at finding missing people, all about the extensive training the dogs receive, and how these animals and their handlers help law enforcement search for missing persons.  Meet search and rescue dogs and join a live Q & A session with their handlers!

Please register in advance.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Face Painting  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for some fanciful fun and turn yourself and your friends and family members into imaginary characters!  Face paints are provided.

    Location: Kenmore
   2:00 PM Comic Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Connect, create, collect! 

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

For Grades 4 and up. Meeting in the Teen Department.

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

Learn basic sewing techniques as we tear apart our old stuffed animals to make fabulous, scary, funny and weird new creations.

For Grades 2 and up.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Goodyear Monster Factory  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Dan & Nate and create your own miniature monster. All supplies are provided.

Class size is limited to 25 adult/teen (16 & over) participants, so registration is requested.

Registration begins on Monday, September 25.

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

Connect, create, collect!

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

    Location: Main Library

Sunday October 29, 2017
   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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library

Monday October 30, 2017
     On Your Own - Pumpkin Hunt  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

 

Find all the pumpkins in the children’s area, write down the letters to see what they spell.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

MS Excel, Part 1: Opening & Creating Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby and Me  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org
   

For ages 0-18 months and their adults

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

    Location: Highland Square
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

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

Windows 10

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

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Norton
   6:30 PM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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
   6:30 PM Books Without Reading  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Evenings, 6:30 - 8 pm

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

Monday, October 30: CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY by Alan Paton

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

Gentle Yoga With Nia

Have you always wanted to try yoga but were unsure if you could do it? Did you used to go to yoga class but have have drifted away? Be led in warm-up stretches and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with music and nature sounds. Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Multigenerational Halloween Story Time  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Multigenerational Halloween Story Time

Tuesday, October 31, 9:30 am

 

Special Family Story Hour hosted by residents and staff of Regina Health Center located at 5232 Broadview Rd, Richfield Ohio. We are pleased to share with you an opportunity for a unique multigenerational story time. This event will have an abbreviated version of our typical library story hour, allowing plenty of time for activities with the residents. Children may wear costumes For more information about Regina Health center check out their website http://www.reginahealthcenter.org/ .

 

    Location: Richfield
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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 Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, October 31, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square Branch Library   330-376-2927   bvanderlin@akronlibrary.org
   

For children ages 18 months-5 years old and their adults

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:30 AM  -  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 session meets twice per week for 12 weeks.

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and Modifying Workbooks

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Google Drive 1  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive I

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM Not-Too Spooky Halloween Story Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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! 

Registration begins Monday, October 16

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Monster Mash  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for our 2nd annual Teen Monster Mash. Make yourself  or your friends up to look like a monster and enjoy some ghoulish fun.  Registration is requested in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the Odom Branch.

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   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 Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part Four: Real Estate Deeds

Attorney Linda Ulinski explains the various ways individuals and couples own their real estate, as well as probate avoidance options to achieve your estate planning goals.

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017
     Book Club on the Run  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

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

November- GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee

    Location: Firestone Park

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

 

Book Club to Go

New books are available the first week of each month.

No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book.

November THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

    Location: Goodyear

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017
     Tallmadge Tribe Book Club  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Tallmadge Tribe Book Club

A book club for the busy family. No meetings, no deadlines, just good books!

Pick up new selections each month. Discussion questions, read-alike lists and author information included with each book.

November - THE GIVER by Lois Lowery

Pick them up any time during the month listed.

    Location: Tallmadge

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017
     Test Your Knowledge  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Test Your Knowledge for Teen/School Age

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

November - 90 degree challenge
Forget the Kylie Lip and Cinnamon Challenge. The 90 degree challenge is where it's at. Come by the library and see for yourself.
#TAChallenge

    Location: Tallmadge

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Richfield Mysteries, An On-Your-Own Book Club  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Image result for cuckoo's callingNovember's book - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. 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.

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

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Movers & Shakers  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

A music program for children and their adults to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Families may enroll for individual sessions or all four. Ages 0-5 years and their grown-ups. Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 3  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Google Drive 2  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Google Drive II

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

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

Relieve Stress with Adult Coloring

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
   1:00 PM Coffee and Coloring  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   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
   1:00 PM Pre-K Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

Join us as we discuss A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman.

Light refreshments provided.

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

Image result for unbroken bookNovember's book - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Join our group for a lively discussion of these titles. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk

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

Cup Stacking Challenge

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM AR Book Club  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.rog
   

Wednesday, November 1, at 3:30 pm.

Is your child struggling getting his or her AR Points? Join us after school and spend 10, 20, or 30 minutes reading with a staff member.
We’ll read to you, you can read to us, and we’ll get those points! Snacks will be provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday, November 1,  at 3:30 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 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: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week

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

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

    Location: Ellet
   4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

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

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

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

Paws for Reading

Children of all ages are welcome to drop in and practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our certified therapy dogs.

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

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

 

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.

Walk on the Wild Side

Walk in the footsteps of an animal.  Make the right number of legs and then try walking with far more feet than you’re used to.

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Evening Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm

A PIECE OF THE WORLD by Christina Baker Kline

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

WELLNESS YOGA:  YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

Please dress in comfortable clothing and arrive 5-10 miuntes early so that class may begin on time.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday November 2, 2017
     Family History First Thursdays  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

BABY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs and bounces!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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 afterward with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

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

Thursday, November 2, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Preschool Story Time

2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver

Thursdays, September 14 to November 2, 10:30 am

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

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

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

Rock and stroll to Mother Goose rhymes, musical ditties and flannelboard fun. 

Social play time to follow.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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 Excel Practical Application  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

MS Excel, Practical Application Project 1-3

Let’s practice what we have learned in Excel levels 1-3 by creating a workbook that would require to use most of the functions taught in Excel 1-3 classes. Attendance at MS Excel, Part 1-3 is preferred.

 

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:30 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.com
   

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage young 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Resume & Cover Letter Mini-Clinics  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Do you need some help with your resume? Register for a fifteen-minute mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and enjoyable. If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it along.

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

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Resume & Cover Letter Mini-Clinics  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Do you need some help with your resume? Register for a fifteen-minute mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and enjoyable. If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it along.

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

 

 

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

Thursday, November 2, 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of imaginative Lego creation. 

All supplies provided.

Grades K-5

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

PAWS for Reading

Thursdays, September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 4 pm

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 18, 2 pm

All grades welcome to practice reading skills and build the 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 Days  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM OPERA 101: Explaining the Enduring Popularity of a Unique Musical Art Form  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Opera has been a beloved form of musical entertainment for over 400 years. Operatic venues in Cleveland and around the world have continually enthralled audiences. This presentation explains why and how this phenomenon occurs. Opera is both an audio and a visual medium and video clips with English subtitles will be utilized to enhance explanations. This program is presented by Northern Ohio Opera League.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pinterest  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Pinterest

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 content 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. Attendance at Internet, Part 1 or prior Internet experience is preferred.

 

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

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

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sistas Knit 2  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Socialize with other crafters while creating wonderful projects that can be given to family and friends. This group does everything from knitting to crocheting, needlepoint to cross stitch and more… All crafters are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   7:00 PM Ventriloquist David Weyrick  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

VENTRILOQUIST DAVID WEYRICK

David Weyrick performs his unique ventriloquism magic, while also discussing the craft and experiences from his many years of stage work.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday November 4, 2017
     NanoWriMo Write-In  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NanoWriMo Write-In

Taking on the NanoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words of you novel in a month?  Come Write In here at the library in a quiet, distraction free enviroment.

Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, November 4 from 11am-4pm

Tuesday, November 7 from 5pm-8pm

Tuesday, November 14 from 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, November 29 from 1pm-5pm

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
     Take it and Make it Saturdays - DIY Science Kit  
    Contact: Goodyear   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Take it and Make it Saturdays

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

DIY Science Kit

Take home a bag with instructions and ingredients for some cool science experiments.

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

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

    Location: Highland Square
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Crafters Corner  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

CRAFTERS' CORNER

Join your fellow crafters for daylong fun.  Bring your own supplies.  Come for an hour or the entire day!

No experience necessary - all crafters welcome!

 

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

First Saturday of the month, 10 am-4 pm

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

No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

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

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

Paws for Reading

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am

Children can practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals Kodak, Rudy, and Yuki. This is a great way for your child to build reading fluency and read-aloud confidence.

Children not yet reading are also welcome to come; stories will be read to the children by our doggie pals’ humans.

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

Heritage Quest

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

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

To register, please contact the Special Collections Division.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

All ages

Saturdays, 11 am, September 2, October 11, November 8

Kids of all ages, with their caretakers, are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, snacks and more! Please register at the front desk.

    Location: Kenmore
   11:00 AM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Kids of all ages, with their caretakers, are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, snacks and more! Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

    Location: Kenmore
   11:00 AM Going Squirrelly  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

All things squirrel!

Story time for preschool-primary children with an adult caregiver

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Paw Patrol Party  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Put your best paw forward and join us as we celebrate all things Paw Patrol. Registration requested. 

    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FEATHER LEATHER JEWELRY MAKING  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

 

In this workshop, you will learn to make a set of leather earrings or necklace. Using repurposed leather local Art Educator Sarah Gott will teach you basic jewelry making techniques and apply embellishments to create a beautiful item. Take home a new skill just in time for holiday gift making!  

Students may bring in a soft, thin leather item they would like to re-use for the workshop. All supplies and materials will be included. Registration begins October 21.

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Spend the Afternoon with author Katrina Riley  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    Kizzy was a nobody—a big fat zero. She was a high school dropout, an ex-alcoholic and a drug user. Her life was going nowhere. In desperation, she fell on her knees, praying that God would give her a little bit of much-need wisdom and understanding...Excerpt from Deprogrammed: Born Again. Ms. Riley's goal when writing is that her book will touch a life in an inspiring way.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:00 PM Wonder Women: A History of Female Superheroes  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wonder Women:  A History of Female Superheroes

Saturday, November 4, 3 pm

Explore the history of various characters including Batwoman, Mockingbird, The Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Catwoman and of course, Wonder Woman with Valentino Zullo, Project Coordinator of the Wonder Woman Symposium 2016 at Kent State University.

    Location: Northwest Akron

Sunday November 5, 2017
   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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:15 AM Tiny Tales Baby Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

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

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM NBA2K17 Xbox One  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Cavs season is here…are you ALL IN?

Grades 4 and up

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needlecrafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

    Location: Odom
   6:00 PM Paint Like a Master  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

We'll be painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the great master artists in history! Van Gogh loved sunflowers and loved to paint them. In a letter to his brother, Theo, he wrote “...the sunflower is mine in a way."  This workshop, presented by Carolina Martin, is easy and fun. Please wear clothing suitable for painting.  Space is limited.

Grades 4-12.  Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Beginning Watercolor Part 2  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Advance your skills in watercolor painting in this course for the “advanced beginner.” Move on from the fundamentals to explore advanced techniques and compositions. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-724-2126.

 

 

    Location: Firestone Park
   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 Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Book Discussion  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

Evening Book Discussion: HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance

Books are available for check out at our service desk one month prior to the discussion. New members are always welcome!

    Location: North Hill

Tuesday November 7, 2017
     NanoWriMo Write-In  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NanoWriMo Write-In

Taking on the NanoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words of you novel in a month?  Come Write In here at the library in a quiet, distraction free enviroment.

Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, November 4 from 11am-4pm

Tuesday, November 7 from 5pm-8pm

Tuesday, November 14 from 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, November 29 from 1pm-5pm

 

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:00 AM Drum Lessons  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

6-12 grades

Tuesdays 4 pm, September 5,14, October 10, 24, November 7, 21

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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 Art Explorers  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Art Explorers

Ages 12 months to 4 years with a caregiver

Tuesdays, September 19, October 10, November 7, 10:30 am

Get messy and experiment with a variety of materials in this artsy storytime!

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

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

Join us for books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and other fun activities that will help these children get ready for school. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to join in the fun!

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Story Time Programs  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   3306289228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 7, 10:30 am

Ages 3 and up

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

    Location: Mogadore
   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 session meets twice per week for 12 weeks.

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   11:00 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time

Ages 2-5 years

Tuesdays 11 am, September 5,12,19,26 November 7,14,21,28

Children will enjoy, rhymes, musice, crafts and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remian with children throughout the program.

 

 

    Location: Kenmore
   11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, crafts, and a variety of other activities. Caretakers must remain with children throughout the programs. Please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

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

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

First Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Goodyear
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Lounge  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 7, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks,
try new activities, and play video games, in a place that just for teens.

Grades 6-12

    Location: Mogadore
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Group  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Teen Advisory Group-  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
   4:00 PM Drum Lessons  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are starting drum lessons where we will meet every other week to teach tweens and teens how to read and play music! Drum pads and sticks will be provided.

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VOLUNTEEN  
    Contact: NORTON BRANCH LIBRARY   330-825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you like to help others? Do you need to earn volunteer hours for graduation, church or another organization?  Become a Volunteen! 

Any interested teen or tween can help us help others by participating in meaningful, short term projects at the Library that will benefit the greater community.

    Location: Norton
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 Carve! Print! Repeat! Holiday Card Printmaking  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, November 7, 6 pm

Carve! Print! Repeat! Holiday Card Printmaking

Relief printmaking is the oldest type of printmaking in the world, dating back to the Egyptians in 500 BCE. The process involves removing the "whites" of a drawing from a block of wood, a piece of linoleum, or some other material. The image left after carving is left raised "in relief." After applying ink to the surface of the block, the image can be printed again and again. In this class, participants will learn the basic process for making relief prints from linoleum and will take home printed cards and a reusable linoleum printing block.

Please call 330-836-1081 to register.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:00 PM Financial Peace of Mind: An Eight-Part Series  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch    330-666-4888   
   

Part Five: Probate Estate Administration

Attorney Linda Ulinski guides you through the process of Estate Administration. Covered topics include the probate process and trust administration.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM Seasonal Prep Energy Tips for Winter  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

Different seasons bring different challenges, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio wants to help you understand how to deal with them all. Participants will learn about seasonal assistance programs, energy conservation and efficiency tips, safety tips and the different kinds of tax rebate programs that Ohioans can take advantage of. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is a government agency and does not sell anything. Their mission is "to assure Ohioans adequate, safe and reliable public utility services at a fair price."

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

Teen Writers Club

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM Cuba Travelogue  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Cuba Travelogue

Join Ron McElrath as he takes you on a tour of Cuba.

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

Tuesday, November 7, 6:30 pm 

WHERE THEY FOUND HER by Kimberly McCreight

    Location: Mogadore

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:30 AM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday, 10:30 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Movers & Shakers  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

A music program for children and their adults to sing, dance, and play together! Presented by music educator Marissa Leonino Lange. Limited to 12 families per class. Families may enroll for individual sessions or all four. Ages 0-5 years and their grown-ups. Registration requested.

    Location: Firestone Park
   11:00 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Story Time for All Ages

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Pre-K Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Home School Readers  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary.org
   

Home School Readers

October 11, November 8, December 13, 1-3 pm

Join us for an afternoon of reading fun. Different activities will be available at each session. This is a new program and will evolve to meet the needs of our homeschooling community.

 

    Location: Richfield
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Rocky.
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: North Hill
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Apptastic Afternoon

Grades K-5

    Location: Firestone Park
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Cookies and Conversation  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

COOKIES AND CONVERSATION

One Wednesday each month we'll meet to talk about what's going on in your life, town or the world.  We'll discuss philosophy, current events or whatever is on the groups mind.  Don't forget we'll have cookies!  All ages are welcome.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Movie Madness  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Wednesday after school for a different family friendly movie.  Stop in to the branch or call 330-434-8726 to see which movie we will be playing that week

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

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

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

NATURE COLLAGE

For children in Kindergarten- 4th Grade.

Porgram is held one Wednesday a month at 4:00pm.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   4:00 PM Lego League  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

All ages

Wednesdays, 4 pm September 13, October 11, and November 8

Feeling freative? Stop in between 4 and 6 pm to build a masterpiece with other Lego lovers! All ages welcome; caretaker assistance is appreciated for the younger designers. Legos are provided and creations will be displayed in the library!

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Wednesday Afterschool Hangout (Teen)

Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 4 pm

Join us for a fun activity every week in our community room after school—from art to science to music to games.  Food included!

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

Join us on Wednesdays and let your creative side shine!

For Grades K-6.

 

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Lego League  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Feeling creative? Stop in between 4 and 6 pm to build a masterpiece with other Lego lovers! All ages welcome; caretaker assistance is appreciated for the younger designers. Legos and provided and creations will be displayed in the library.

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

 

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.

Super-Cube Shuffle

We will take cubes colored half read and half white and use them to make all sorts of designs – soon, you’ll be a super-cube pro!

    Location: Goodyear
   6:00 PM Evening Story Time  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver are welcome to join Miss Pam for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration begins Monday, October 23

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:30 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Cookbook Club

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

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Genealogy Program: Finding Your Family in the U. S. Census  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   660-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

The Special Collections Division will present a program to help you find your ancestors through the U. S. Census records. The program is a must for anyone starting out in genealogy. Computers and research material will be provided.

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

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

Thursdays, September 7 – November 30, 10:15 am (No story time November 23)

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 afterward with toys and a chance for parents to chat. Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.

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

Thursday, November 9, 10:30 am

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

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

Rock and stroll to Mother Goose rhymes, musical ditties and flannelboard fun. 

Social play time to follow.

    Location: Norton
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday, 10:30 am

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
   11:00 AM Yoga for Toddlers  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

YOGA FOR TODDLERS

Join Nirvana Yoga for some yoga fun!

Ages 2-5 years old.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reentry in Motion: Financial Literacy  
    Contact: Simone Richardson   33-643-9020   srichard@akronlibrary.org
   

Kathleen Seminatore, Investigator, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will discuss how to improve your credit score, lower your bills, set up a monthly budget, apply for PIPP and HEAP, avoid scams, and much more. Room 2AB.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reentry-in-motion-financial-literacy-tickets-36828057712?aff=es2

    Location: Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Thursdays, October 5-November 30, 11:30 am
(Excluding October 19 and November 23)
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Puzzle Pizzazz Time  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Do you like solving puzzles? If you like word searches, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, brain-teasers, logic puzzles, etc. then stop on in. We will have a variety of puzzles on hand, or feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage young 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Keep Calm and Color On  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. This program is great for any skill level.  Come and share in the fun! No registration required.  

 

 

 

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

A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman

Title: A Man Called Ove, Author: Fredrik Backman

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

Second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Creative Space  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us each Thursday after school for a chance to get creative, play games, and hang-out with your friends.  

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

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

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

6-12 grades

Thursdays 4 pm, September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26 November 2,9,16

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

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming For Teens @ Goodyear  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Bring your friends to hang out and play video games.

For ages 11-18. Please register in advance for this program.

    Location: Goodyear
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Learn ESOL/GED Classes  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   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 Veterans Dinner  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadore@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, November 9, 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, presented by the Hospice of Western Reserve.  Be sure to wear your recognition pin.  If you have not been recognized previously, please let us know so we may formally pin you during the program this year. 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  -  7:30 PM Akron African United Front  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

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THANKSGIVING TABLE DECORATIONS

Join the Richfield Crafters. There is limited space for these programs – Please register at the front desk. Registration begins Monday, August 7. 

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

Seven actors have portrayed Ian Fleming’s iconic character James Bond on the silver screen.  Pop culture historian Bill Brauning presents a multi-media examination of these seven actors, highlighting what each brought the role.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:30 PM Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

For ages 2-6 years and their caregiver. 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
   7:00 PM Homebuyers's Seminar  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS' SEMINAR

The decision to purchase your first home is a huge one.  Carol Dolejs discusses the eight steps to home ownership, and answers questions you might have about the process.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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

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

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

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November's movie - American Graffiti with Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard

    Location: Richfield
   4:00 PM Family Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

BUILD IT!

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

This program is for families of all ages.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday November 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lego Open Build  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch   330-666-4888   
   

Bring your imagination and engineering skill. We will provide the Legos. For children kindergarten – 4th grade. 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Teen Time  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for an early morning snack.  Spend time chilling, crafting, and chatting about our favorite foods, books, movies and more.  Snacks will be served at this program. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

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

Grades 5 and up

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

The Second Saturday of each month, (September 9, October 14, November 11) 11 am

Share a book with a certified therapy dog.

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Board Room: Board Gaming  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

The Board Room:  Board Gaming-  Let your inner geek out and join us as we discover new and revisit some old favorite tabletop games.  

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Adult Wreath Series - Winter Wreath  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Bea Richardson to create a beautiful seasonal wreath to grace your home or to give as a gift. Space is limited, so please call 330-745-6126 or email kenmore@akronlibrary.org to register.

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

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

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

Create an Autumn Tree Picture

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.

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturday, November 11, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mini Maker Faire: Box Challenge  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Calling all junior engineers for a box design challenge! Turn an ordinary box into…. a dollhouse, or an extraordinary game, or a robot, or a flower garden, or a…….?

Every engineer will get their own box and a variety of supplies will be provided.

    Location: Main Library

Sunday November 12, 2017
   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 with an adult caregiver.

    Location: Main Library

Monday November 13, 2017
     On Your Own - Fanciful Fruit  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

 

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

 

Nature comes in interesting shapes check out the NatureConnect table and tell us what you see.

    Location: Goodyear
   3:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmorelibrary@akronlibrary.org
   

Chess Club

6-12 grades

Mondays, September 11, October 23, November 13

We are starting a chess club where we will meet once a month and you can test your skills with other chess lovers.  Feel free to bring your own chess set.

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

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM Early Bird Movie Matinee  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   ellet@akronlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play A While  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330 825-7800   norton@akronlibrary.org
   

Play A While for families with children ages five or younger

An open play session where we provide the toys and you watch your children play and make new friends.

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

TAI CHI:  MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

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

Please register in advance, as space is limited.

 

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

Free, open playtime! Play with your child and help your little one discover a whole new world through play!  We provide a variety of activities and toys for preschoolers to explore and even create a little art. Intended for ages 1-4 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Gymnastics and Story Time with Learning Ladder  
    Contact:    330-724-2126   
   

Your child will learn basic gymnastics skills on miniature gymnastics equipment that is designed specifically for young children. All of the stories, games and the craft relate to a fun theme. Registration requested. Ages 3-5 with their grown-ups. 

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

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

Registration begins Monday, October 23

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

Join us the second Monday of each month.

This month's book: THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George

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

AT THE WATER'S EDGE by Sara Gruen

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

GIRL WAITS WITH GUN by Amy Stewart

Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters Series #1)

Do you like to talk about the books you enjoy reading with others?  Then join us the second Monday of each month at 2pm for reader-to-reader book discussions, informal fun, and sharing with fellow fiction lovers.

In this month's selection, Constance Kopp and her sisters, Norma and Fleurette, are driving into Paterson, New Jersey, on a summer day in 1914 when a motor car rams them, splintering their buggy and mildly injuring all three women and their horse. Drunken lout Henry Kaufman thinks that owning a local silk manufacturer entitles him to ignore Constance’s reasonable request that he pay for the damages, but he’s misjudged his opponent. As Constance’s first-person narrative unfolds, we see that she’s a bold woman unafraid to defy convention, determined to see justice done and to protect her family; Fleurette, we learn, is actually Constance’s out-of-wedlock baby, raised as a late-life sibling by her mother. When Henry and his thuggish friends start turning up at the Kopps’ isolated farm, firing guns and sending bricks through the window bearing letters threatening all the sisters but paying particular attention to Fleurette, our tough-minded heroine is not about to be intimidated. 

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Homework Help  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
After School Homework Help
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm
September 11- December 13
Free homework help for students in grades K-6.
You’ll find everything you need to get your homework done here!
Stuck on a math question? We have someone to help you.
Can’t find a ruler? We have school supplies.
Need to type a paper? We have computers.
Drop in anytime you need help.
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   3:30 PM Chess Club Mondays  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

We are starting a chess club where we will meet once a month and you can test out your skills with other chess lovers.  Feel free to bring your own chess set if desired.

    Location: Kenmore
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mondays Afterschool  
    Contact:    330-643-4720   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays Afterschool- Join us at 3:30 pm for a different activity each week.  Open to all school-aged.

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

Mondays, September 11,