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Saturday January 19, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

GAME TIME

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

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

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

Usually meets the third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Sunday January 20, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday January 22, 2019
   3:30 PM Dollar Store Teen Cooking  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us to learn some new cooking techniques to take your meals from ho-hum to nom nom!  Please register by calling 330-434-8726 or by visiting the branch.  Please see Ms. Aurora with any questions or allergy concerns.

    Location: Odom

Wednesday January 23, 2019
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:15 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday at 3:15 to play board games, video games, work on a creative project, or to just hang out.  

    Location: Odom

Thursday January 24, 2019
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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 Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

In this Story Time/Playtime, Ms. Bobbie will use books, flannel boards, music and meovement to engage children with stories.  Ages 2-6 with their caregivers are welcome.  Each session will end with exploration in play or a craft activity.  The sessions begin of January 17 and continues through February 21 on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

    Location: Odom

Saturday January 26, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Builders' Club  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

    Location: Main Library

Sunday January 27, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday January 28, 2019
   6:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join writer Ava "Blu" Wilson, author of Crunky McBunky as she guides you through a writing workshop to develop your skills followed by Q&A with the author. 

    Location: Odom

Tuesday January 29, 2019
   3:30 PM Audiobook Club  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us  at 3:30 pm to listen to an audiobook selected by you while relaxing and enjoying a snack.  

    Location: Odom

Wednesday January 30, 2019
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:15 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday at 3:15 to play board games, video games, work on a creative project, or to just hang out.  

    Location: Odom

Thursday January 31, 2019
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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 Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

In this Story Time/Playtime, Ms. Bobbie will use books, flannel boards, music and meovement to engage children with stories.  Ages 2-6 with their caregivers are welcome.  Each session will end with exploration in play or a craft activity.  The sessions begin of January 17 and continues through February 21 on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

    Location: Odom

Friday February 1, 2019
     Book Club to Go February  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Monthly books selected with a take along discussion sheet for a book club to go.

 

    Location: Odom

Sunday February 3, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday February 5, 2019
   3:30 PM Teen Fandom Button Making  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Teens show your love for your favorite fandom by making a button for your bag or jacket.  Bring your own 1-inch circle image or use one of ours.  

    Location: Odom

Wednesday February 6, 2019
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:15 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday at 3:15 to play board games, video games, work on a creative project, or to just hang out.  

    Location: Odom

Thursday February 7, 2019
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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 Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

In this Story Time/Playtime, Ms. Bobbie will use books, flannel boards, music and meovement to engage children with stories.  Ages 2-6 with their caregivers are welcome.  Each session will end with exploration in play or a craft activity.  The sessions begin of January 17 and continues through February 21 on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

    Location: Odom

Saturday February 9, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Practice ACT Exam  
    Contact: Springfield-Lakemore   330-643-4770   springfieldlakemore@akronlibrary.org
   

Practice ACT Exam

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. This practice test will last three hours.

Saturday, February 9, 10:30-2 pm.

Registration begins December 1.

 

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

The Second Saturday of each month

Share a book with a certified therapy dog. Not reading yet? Our human pals will read to you. This is a great way for child to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. 

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM Valentine's Day Belly Dancing  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join instructor Suzanne Irwin as she guides you through a fun belly dancing workout for Valentine's Day fun.  

    Location: Odom

Sunday February 10, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday February 12, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM A Time To Play  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

The Second Tuesday of each month

Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play, STEAM experiences and materials will be available for young children and their caregivers.

December 11th  Big Play Date- Join us for a fun and social hour of physical activity and discovery, while the kids develop healthy minds and bodies.

January 8th The Snowy Day- Delight in snowy activities inspired by the Ezra Jack Keats magical story, “The Snowy Day.”  

February 12th Funny Valentine- Celebrate this month with your littlest Valentines.  Card making, dramatic play, and sensory experiences

    Location: Main Library
   3:30 PM Teen Advisory Group  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Teen Advisory gruop will meet at 3:30 pm to discuss plans.

    Location: Odom

Wednesday February 13, 2019
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:15 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday at 3:15 to play board games, video games, work on a creative project, or to just hang out.  

    Location: Odom
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Thursday February 14, 2019
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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 Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

In this Story Time/Playtime, Ms. Bobbie will use books, flannel boards, music and meovement to engage children with stories.  Ages 2-6 with their caregivers are welcome.  Each session will end with exploration in play or a craft activity.  The sessions begin of January 17 and continues through February 21 on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

    Location: Odom
   5:00 PM Teen String Art Craft  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Celebrate Valentine's Day by constructing string art in the shape of a heart.  Please register in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by visiting the branch. 

    Location: Odom

Saturday February 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Game Time  
    Contact: Patrick Manning   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

GAME TIME

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

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

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

Usually meets the third Saturday of each month.

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Sunday February 17, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday February 18, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM African-American Author Read-In  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us during our open hours (10am - 8pm) for our African-American Read-In!  Choose from our large selection of books written by African American authors and illustrators.  Chekc out a stack or just enjoy some books while in the Library. 

    Location: Odom

Tuesday February 19, 2019
   3:30 PM Dollar Store Teen Cooking  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us to learn some new cooking techniques to take your meals from ho-hum to nom nom!  Please register by calling 330-434-8726 or by visiting the branch.  Please see Ms. Aurora with any questions or allergy concerns.

    Location: Odom

Wednesday February 20, 2019
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yarn Lovers @ the Library  
    Contact: Culture & Audio-Visual   330 643-9015   jhersh@akronlibrary.org
   

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Or do you want to learn how? Join us every third Wednesday for Yarn Lovers @ the Library. We meet in the conveniently located Stray Dog Cafe at Main Library. Drop by for the entire two hours, or at any time between 12-2 pm. Bring your own lunch, or purchase at the Stray Dog Cafe. You're welcome to bring a current project to the meeting. Hope to see you there!Cultur

    Location: Main Library
   3:15 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday at 3:15 to play board games, video games, work on a creative project, or to just hang out.  

    Location: Odom

Thursday February 21, 2019
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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 Story Time Play Group  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

In this Story Time/Playtime, Ms. Bobbie will use books, flannel boards, music and meovement to engage children with stories.  Ages 2-6 with their caregivers are welcome.  Each session will end with exploration in play or a craft activity.  The sessions begin of January 17 and continues through February 21 on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

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

3rd Thursdays

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

    Location: Main Library

Saturday February 23, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bricks4Kidz LEGO Program  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Build and play at a variety of LEGO stations in our community room.  Sharon from Bricks4Kidz brings enough activities such as catapults, paper crimping machine, perler beads and building challenges for kids of any age.

    Location: Odom

Sunday February 24, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Tuesday February 26, 2019
   3:30 PM Audiobook Club  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us  at 3:30 pm to listen to an audiobook selected by you while relaxing and enjoying a snack.  

    Location: Odom

Wednesday February 27, 2019
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:15 PM Tween Creative Space  
    Contact: Odom Blvd   330-434-8726   
   

Join us each Wednesday at 3:15 to play board games, video games, work on a creative project, or to just hang out.  

    Location: Odom

Thursday February 28, 2019
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Thursday

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

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